Thursday, March 20, 2008


Long overdue, I know.

I'll start with work since that is the reason that I haven't updated in so long. I have applied for graduate school so that I can get my certification in order. In the meantime, I have been officially riffed because I do not hold this LBS endorsement. However, I was assured that once I have enrolled in a program, the district can apply for the emergency certificate, which will allow me to be rehired. The scary part of all of this is that there will be a new special ed director as well as a new human resources person. So the only 2 people who are aware of the process, know the background, and have told me I will be rehired, will be leaving. So I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row before that happens.

I am registering for one or two classes next Tuesday. Once I do that, hopefully I can get what forms I need signed signed and we can be on our way to being rehired. If not, then I could be welcoming you at a Walmart near you ;) Which I guess wouldn't be so bad. I often think that it has to be somewhat easier working at a job that doesn't come home with you. Is there such a thing? Walmart greeter has got to fit that description right?

Amongst all of the certification crap that I am dealing with, I have been completely swamped at work for the last month or so. I have gotten 7 new referrals on kids. Basically that means that I have to evaluate 7 kids, trial equipment with them, write up a report, go to the IEP meeting, and have an AT plan of action in place.....all within the legal guideline of 60 days. 60 days is fine when you are talking about a couple referrals. But not 7!! To say I am currently overwhelmed is an understatement I guess. But I am hanging in there and managing to finish everything up in the time allowed. Once I finish up all of that stuff, then comes the fun part of training staff on whatever it is that I have recommended as well as training the student. The students are the easy sell. The adults, well they aren't always so keen on implementing things that I recommend.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Spring Break starts this afternoon. I am so ready for that! Caitlyn and Matt were on break this week. So while it kind of sucked that I still had to get up early and they got to lounge around, it will all be worth it when they go back to school next week and I have the house to myself. That's right. Home alone. I am so excited about that. Although I have planned some things and I am going to try and chaperone Caitlyns field trip on Wednesday. But other than that, the week is all mine.

Caitlyn's lip healed beautifully and we ended up not needing to go to the doctor. Although she really wanted to, I didn't think there was any reason to as the wound was scabbing over nicely and she wasn't having any pain.

Caitlyn was the star of the week at school last week. Which was very exciting news in our house. This meant that she got to create a poster that was all about her. One of the things that she put on there was that she wanted to be a director when she grows up. This is all news to me. For the longest time she has been telling me tht she wants to be a ballerina. She loves to dance! So I am not sure where this is all coming from. But it's ok, I made her promise me that if she did in fact become a director, she had to take me to the Oscars with her. Her giving up a date for one night is a simple price to pay for everything I have gone through and done for her. Agreed?

Not a whole lot of anything exciting going on around here these days.

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