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pictures and musings


For reference… please do not give me things that have any religious significance. Really. I appreciate the thought, but donate money to an animal shelter or special Olympics or something that actually shows you’re paying attention.

The past month or so there haven’t been many picture updates – cause we’ve been sick, its been rainy, we had guests, the works. Below its the set from this month. I might post the pictures from stone mountain soon. Other than that we have pictures of the bunny cage building for last month. Lately we’ve had to take it easier cause at stone mountain something weird happened to my knee – when i came home it decided it needed to swell and be useless for a couple days. Then repeated such idiotic things the next couple short hikes… plus 10x the pain. So I’ve taken to wearing a knee brace when we go hiking – Well taken to meaning the next time I’m going to remember to bring it with me.

In work news! I started a new position at work, no more money but it keeps me from falling asleep at work and makes my day go by a million times faster. so WOO..

J2 news, in boot camp, doing well – not as hard as expected so far, will be going to the Gulf Coast for IT training when done with camp.
J3 turned 10 this past week. wow I am old and i need to remember to ship her present.

For those wondering – No, I don’t think we’ll be able to make it north this year. I’m sorry – no real time off this year because of all the trips coming next year. Will be north for a week in September next year though.

Weird things that happened recently: Saw Tom at Ikea. Well I saw him and avoided confrontation by trying to hide behind the visor in my car. Why? I’m not sure anymore. I wish I hadn’t cause I’m ridiculously happy right now and only really have reason to show off. Maybe it was a knee jerk reaction to having not seen or heard from him in two years – when I disconnected the phone line.
Been talking with an old roommate lately. She’s married, one little boy, two little girls baking and sounds the happiest I’ve ever known her. We’ve known each other for 11 years now (damn i feel old), we’ve seen each other through probably the worst parts or some of the worst parts of our lives, and now we’re both in really great places. It’s fantastic!

From Demons

Pictures from this month…
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Struggle — Hiking


Lately all I’ve wanted to do was quit. I am trying and wow am i making mistakes, but I’m learning from them. I’ve had more suspensions then i want to remember. Though two I wasn’t even in the vicinity. We moved some kids and things seem to be working better this week. Though we have I identified that issue. When moving students we found that when one student moved, their former class was much more productive and could actually work. It has been good because this was the class that nothing was getting done.
Now I want to work on a way to prepare the kids for the arrival of the suspended students and a way to keep them under control.
I feel like all I get is what I’m doing wrong, but this may be more of myself than anyone else’s view. My wonderful little demons are helping decide their next project. I think I will have them make the rubric for the project. It looks like their standards have something in there for them evaluating works… This might be a good way to fit it in.

We got to go hiking this past weekend. It was nice and warm and we napped on the top of the mountain. Found a perfect spot… also the perfect spot for me to sunburn my pastey legs. I had PLANNED on wearing jeans, but my jeans were dirty or had holes in them so at the last minute i wore shorts… which crispied my legs for a couple days. We looked at their camping sites and made plans for our first trial run.

THEN my jaw started to swell and ow… swollen lymph node had make the left side of my face look like a chip munk. It has been painful to eat for the last few days and i’ve had lots of motrin to help keep me from not being able to talk. The week is almost over and i really need a weekend.