Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

The decorations are down and put away for another year. I didn't even set out my snowmen this year as I've been so busy with my mom. I've posted before how her cancer is spreading, well now it has gone into her spine. Right now she is in rehab, recovering from surgery. I've been going back and forth from my house, to her house, to rehab, and taking care of both houses is wearing me out! My own house hadn't really been cleaned for the past few weeks, so it was good to take down the tree and decorations and actually vacuum. The dusting will wait until another day! Tomorrow is my last day of vacation. On Thursday I have a work day and students come back on Friday! I don't know who set up this schedule! I also have a new student starting on Friday. He's autistic and will only attend half days at first. The administrators have told me that if he actually comes into the room, they will praise me! Not sure what I'll do if he doesn't come in.... I'm hoping they have given me the worst case scenario!   I'm trying to develop a snow day of learning for Friday. It will get us back into the routine slowly! Then next week is back to normal! While I'll miss my family and the ability to have 2 cups of tea and stay in pajamas in the morning, I'm looking forward to getting back to school.

I'm linking up with Farley for her January Currently....

My son and I are watching HGTV... we are footballed out! These people are actually buying an island in the Florida Keys! I love having my sons home. My oldest went back to his apartment in Cincy, but my youngest is home until Saturday. We've played games, watched movies, cooked meals together, and just plain hung out. I'll miss this when he leaves again for college.  I just realized that I never got a new calendar for 2013! I will have to go out tomorrow and look for one!  I also need to stop grazing cookies, candy, popcorn, crackers, chips..... throughout the day. Thursday when I go back my tummy will be in for a rude awakening!  My OLW is breathe. I need to remind myself to take a deep breath when I get frazzled or overwhelmed and either gather my thoughts and choose a plan of action or simply enjoy the moment! Happy 2013!


Run Teacher Run! said...

I need to stop grazing too! Luckily, the sweets are starting to dwindle! Your mom is so very lucky to have you and she travels her tough path.
Happy New Year!
Mary Beth
Run Teacher, Run

Brandi said...

Hi Mary! Found you through the Currently linky. I am so sorry to read about your mom! I know what it is like to have a parent with the big "C". No. fun. at. all. I will be thinking of you and all of your busy running around:)

My Teacher Friend

Jacqui said...

Your mom is very lucky she has you to take care of her and help her out. Good luck on your return to school. I return next week.

Kara said...

Hi Mary, I found you via the linky and am your newest follower. I love finding other sped teacher bloggers! Prayers to you and your mom...


Karlie said...

I'm also praying for your mom. Your comment about your new student definitely caught my interest. Brought me back to my classroom last year at this time. That was a daily battle, getting one of my students in the classroom. There were days she absolutely refused. From a girl who's been there, my best advice, entice the student with a favored activity or snack. I know it sounds like bribery....but there were days we couldn't even make it to the swing/mat/exercise ball, let alone the classroom. I'll be saying prayers for you and your new student as well:) You can do it!

We are ALL Special!

Breezy Brie said...

Hi there! Found you though Farley's currently link up - I always love finding other special education blogs to follow! Love your OLW - what an important reminder :)

Brie @ Breezy Special Ed

Breezy Brie said...

And I added your button to my blog under "SPED blogs"!