Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hanging in there...

Cooking hasn't been top on my priority list lately. I still manage to eat, but it's mostly salads or quick things.

The school year is winding down. My house is getting lots of showings and lots of positive feedback, but no sale yet. I've managed to keep it clean for 3 weeks now. :)

I've had a student absent all week. He is doing OK and should be back next week. I was speaking to his mom earlier this week and mentioned some new things I want to try before the year is over. It dawned on me that my time with him is quickly winding down--I'm not going to have too much time left to try new things. My heart sank. I really hope we've laid the foundation for this kid to really grow and achieve. His behaviors are mostly under control. Right now we are working on potty training and eating a wider variety of foods (my new idea: giving him lentils :) ). I'm sad that I may not see these things followed through. However, I do have summer school with him and will likely come back in August to consult with his new staff before the school year starts (and that trip WILL include a personal visit to the little guy). So...life goes on. Meanwhile, last week I did get to meet 4 students I'll have next year (and their parents). I'll have a challenging class--these 4 are all VERY different in their skills and needs. I'm excited about working w/ these little boys and their families, and am looking forward to finding out who else will fill out my class!

This has been an interesting week at school. A drug bust, a threat by a student, a raging parent. I got a new student today--another hurricane evacuee who will only be in our district for the remainder of the year. I'm still figuring out what to do with him!

The man who killed my parents' friends and injured my dad will be sentenced on Tuesday. He is expected to plead guility on a negligent homicide charge. It's been almost 8 months since the accident. My dad is supposed to get medical clearance on Monday. That is also Cynthia's birthday (one of the deceased). A bunch of bikers are riding out to the cemetary to decorate her gravesite. They want dad to lead the way. I told him not to let me know if he does. I just don't want to worry. Mom has said she'll drive.

That's all for now...

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.-- Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet

2 comments:

Jeff in MD said...

Hey jj - hang in there! We remember that whole "keep the house clean every minute of the day" thing from when we moved out here. It's such a pain!!

Things always have a way of coming together, so our thoughts are with you! :)

Robyn1007 said...

Hi Jennifer,

It sounds like this week and coming months will be emotional to say the least. Take care of yourself!