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Old 06-30-2012, 12:45 AM   #3801
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What grade do you teach?
Well, I'll be starting my 3rd year of high school LifeSkills class. My students are lower-functioning autistic or intellectually impaired kids ranging in age from 14 to 20 yo. My class is funded by a cooperative of 3 schools. All of my students next year happen to be from the same very small, financially struggling district. They want to house 2 of the co-op classes to save transportation costs. So I'm leaving my nice, big, fresh looking room for an odd shaped room with no storage and no attached bathroom. I'll make it work. I always have in the past when I traveled between 3 buildings daily.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:25 AM   #3802
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Well, I'll be starting my 3rd year of high school LifeSkills class. My students are lower-functioning autistic or intellectually impaired kids ranging in age from 14 to 20 yo. My class is funded by a cooperative of 3 schools. All of my students next year happen to be from the same very small, financially struggling district. They want to house 2 of the co-op classes to save transportation costs. So I'm leaving my nice, big, fresh looking room for an odd shaped room with no storage and no attached bathroom. I'll make it work. I always have in the past when I traveled between 3 buildings daily.
Bless you for taking on those kids. My Step-Daughter teaches the same kids at the grade school level. I know you will do great in the new classroom, it will work.

We are getting more Developmentally Delayed and Downs Elderly admitted to our facility. There is no place else for them to go when they can no longer be cared for in their group homes.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #3803
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Laurie, this is going to be a year of 'firsts.' The first time you and your father aren't together to watch the opener of the CFL. The first of many things that are going to invoke memories. Try to dwell only on the happy part of those memories. It will get easier as time passes. I promise.
Thanks, Addie. Yes, there will be easy firsts and hard firsts. In a way this was an easy one because he was right there in my heart cheering and shouting right along with me. He put the love of sports (and music) in me and it is something I will always treasure! I know there are firsts that will be more difficult and then it will get easier someday.

I am just thankful that I can still watch the games and enjoy them. It would be a shame if my loss would take that away and I know Dad wouldn't want that.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:43 AM   #3804
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We have been in the kitchen most of the afternoon making Lemon Curd and Sweet Pastry for our Lemon Curd Tart...it tuned out perfectly, looks brilliant!

We have not tried any as yet, waiting till after tea to have some.

I tried a bit of the lemon curd and it was very tasty and also a bit of the pastry, very nice!

Steve and I then snuggled up on the lounge with the quilt and watched some Masterchef
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #3805
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Waking up...don't know what is in store for the day.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #3806
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Waking up...don't know what is in store for the day.
An update of Shrek please. How is the wound doing? And how are you enjoying your vacation?

I am in a really good mood today. I have to call my daughter to see if she is home. I want to go up to her house and sit out in the yard. I was going to do some housework, but it can wait. Son #1 just left with Teddy. We finally figured out why he walks so slow outside. He is pouting. When he can't walk where he wants to, he slows down and acts like he is exhausted. But if you let him go his way, he is full of spit and vinegar. Spoiled little brat!
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Shrek is in a critical mood today. Healing well. I may just go back to bed.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #3808
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Shrek is in a critical mood today. Healing well. I may just go back to bed.
If he is grouchy then you know he is getting well.

I went to my daughter's to sit in the yard and do some sewing. What a mistake that was. It is 89F. right now. I started to have trouble breathing, so I came home. I could have gone upstairs to her apartment, but the stairs are so steep. Climbing them would have created more problems than the breathing ones.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #3809
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I've been growing a pineapple from a sliced-off top for several years. It finally turned yellow, so I sliced it off the stem this morning and am just about ready to peel and taste it. Fresh pineapples were $2.99 at the grocery story recently -- I wonder how they make money on them when they are so slow growing.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #3810
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I've been growing a pineapple from a sliced-off top for several years. It finally turned yellow, so I sliced it off the stem this morning and am just about ready to peel and taste it. Fresh pineapples were $2.99 at the grocery story recently -- I wonder how they make money on them when they are so slow growing.
Congrats! A friend who lives in Mexico does this a lot, hers take about 6 months to a year to produce a pineapple. She plants the tops directly in the ground after they've rooted. I tried rooting a top, it rotted.

Just got back from the pool, no rugrats! Got to float around in peace and read Kindle in her waterproof case, lovely.
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