Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So, how's the clutter thing coming along?

Okay, I have to keep myself accountable.

On Monday, I decluttered my craft table.

On Tuesday, I decluttered my kitchen counter and more of my craft room.

Today, I decluttered the kids toy room enough to vacuum the mat so that Kim and I can workout together. It is far from done, but one can actually tell that it has a workout purpose. Very exciting.

On the docket: getting clothes out of Max's room that do not fit; decluttering where I keep my bills (and maybe paying some, too!); decluttering my brain by getting report cards done...

Monday, December 28, 2009

365 Days of Decluttering Challenge

This is a very cool idea. I accept the challenge!

Today, December 28, 2009, I shall begin to declutter. One thing each day... physical or mental clutter.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

I went to Mass at 10 PM last night. Max was still awake when I got home, but not because Scott wasn't trying. He finally went to sleep soon after, as did I. I awoke to the wind at 2 AM... thank goodness!

The house awakened at about 7:30 AM. That's when these photos were taken. The big gifts were, for Max, Elefun, and for Ignatius, Super Mario Brothers for Wii. There were other gifts, but these, by far, were the highlights. Scott has been longing for a Presto Burger, the burger machine of his youth, for a few years. It was that you could only find them on eBay or somewhere similar. Now, Presto has re-released them (in an updated version).

Santa brought me some money which will be used on a new phone, since mine will not charge. Woo hoo! IPhone with video, here I come...

Merry Christmas to all! Hope Santa was good to you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Eclipse Counter

Yes, it's true. I'm a Twilight junkie. Just to prove that, look to your left on our blog home page and you will see a countdown for Eclipse, which is a little more than half a year away from release. Yep... running from reality yet again.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Yeah, but...

Every now and then, as the parent of a student with an IEP, I receive a progress report that shows Max's goals and how he is doing with them. A little report card.

One would think, being the data queen that I am, that this information would make me happy. And logically, it should. However, it is also a stark smack in the face with the reality stick. He is functioning at the 36 month level. He is 56 months old.

Now, I KNOW he has had the same span of deficit since we started intervention. And I also know that, without intervention, he would have had, perhaps, a larger gap. But it doesn't make it any easier to look at. As I looked through Ignatius' childhood records, he was always above where he needed to be... no worries, except how to challenge him. I know... apples and oranges...

So, it is still somewhat of a mystery to me as to whether or not Kindergarten will happen next fall. His teacher seemed to think it was in the realm of possibility. But he will probably be a year behind academically/socially... so how do you know?

Deep thoughts... back to grading for me!