More Than Just One Word for 2015

More Than Just One Word for 2015

More Than Just One Word for 2015

As so often happens at the beginning of January, we look forward to leaving behind those habits that have haunted us for the past year or often longer. We focus on our addictions or actions as if the magical date on the calendar will turn us into someone we can stop despising. We focus on what we see on the surface instead of the underlying We resolve to change. Promising ourselves that this will be the year we shed those pounds, give up smoking, make more money, take more time off or become organized. Some choose all of the above.

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A Note to My Email Subscribers

Sorry for flood in your inbox this morning. I’m in the middle of trying to move my “private posts” to “public” and it automatically emails them to you. I’ll be doing this every now and then so I will try to keep them in categories. This batch was a food fest of sorts. Thanks for you understanding and please don’t leave me. Jemelene

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Prepping Allison for High School

Prepping Allison for High School

Today was my daughter’s last IEP meeting before heading to high school. The special needs world is full of abbreviations and acronyms. IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. it’s a huge change and I’ve decided I’m not ready. In short, my husband and I just sat in a classroom with my daughter’s current teacher, her future teacher and several professionals to discuss the plan for moving her to high school. Sending a child to secondary education is a

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Where I Am From

Christmas Dinnerwhere I am showing off my new doll I am from lunchboxes with glass thermoses from smocked dresses and a canopy bed I am from the one story ranch style  the smell of baking cakes  and the smell of anesthesia. I am from the violet bed, bouganvilla and yucca The maple tree whose long gone limbs  I remember as if they were my own. I’m from dinner at the kitchen table and five children  from Ted and Evelyn from Jim and Sharon from George and Sophronia I’m from Sunday Services and Revival meetings and surgeries and Girl Scout meetings.

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Thankfulness Journal – Day 6 – Technology

Recently I made mention that I wish I had more voice recordings of Ray when she was little. She had the sweetest Minnie Mouse voice.Late last week I received a DVD in the mail from Daddio. He kept asking me to watch it and last night I finally popped it in to watch. Here is an excerpt: In an earlier clip on this video you can see the case that held the Channel 2 News size video camera. We really have come so far. This is a priceless memory for us. It isn’t a birthday or holiday, it is an “in between” day.I miss

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