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Monday, 2/17 What a day!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hi Everyone,

It happened again...We had outrageous weather and even though we were going to school today to make up one of our snow days--they canceled school because of the weather. It was strange because there was nothing happening and then around 10 AM, it was snowing hard--3 inches in less than a half an hour. It just kept coming after that--and we had 6 inches by noon. Then it tapered down with some warming that created slush and ice on top of the snow making life very dangerous if you were out and about. P.U. So, our school district that rarely takes an emergency day--about one every 5 years just took day number 6. It is something else, more like it was when I was a girl (the way I remember it.)

I had a doctor's appointment today--my 6 month check up. He wanted to start me on meds for osteoporosis but decided to let it wait until I see the endocrinologist next week. He also decided to cut back on my Vitamin D because it can result in toxicity. He said I was nowhere near that level, but he didn't want to test it. He talked with me about a number of things and at one point, he said that I "had an amazing attitude given everything I have to deal with." I was surprised to get a complement from the doctor like that, it was nice.

I rewrote the schedules for our reading day--it turns out that the schedule for preps and lunch I used (that I have) is outdated and they changed those around. It's okay because I fixed everything and every class but one has two guest readers, a buddy reading session with another class, and a teacher swap activity along with the assembly to kick off our reading contest and a scheduled book activity with their teacher. It will be a busy and full day for all of the kids!!

I haven't decided on my costume for our reading night yet, but I am bringing home a couple of books tomorrow to check out an idea or two. I thought i might borrow Marissa's costume from the Wizard of Oz but Megan thinks we might be able to make me into Imogene from the book, "Imogene's Antlers." That will be fun. I am loving this reading day--our PE teacher helped to get me a coach and a former minor league ball player to read to the kids. I really wanted some athletes to show the kids that no matter what part of life you choose as an adult, you have to read.

That's about it for now--no big appointments until next week--time to reflect and meditate and of course, getting the reading day to work for all. I'm rescheduling my Thursday appointment with my rheumatologist so that I am available for anything that may occur during our family reading event and meal.

Take care everyone--have a warmer and far less snowy week!!
Gentle hugs,
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    This winter has truly been terrible. I'm sure the kids enjoy the time off but will not like making it up this summer.

    I'm glad that your doctor appreciates how well you cope with what you have to deal with. You really do set the bar high for making the most of a difficult situation.

    Reading night is going to be great.
    1860 days ago
    Hope you had something fun to do to bide your time at home.
    1861 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Hope you used these snow days to get much needed rest! We have not had a lot in the snow department this winter, just deep, bonechilling cold which has led to some school cancellations, mostly due to buses not being able to run.. We finally have gotten out of the deep freeze, but still no outdoor walking for me as the icy paths are too dangerous to risk.
    Hope you have good day!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1861 days ago
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