By Felina Silver Robinson
Before bed last night, I reminded my husband that the storm pushed our trash/recycling day to Thursday from Tuesday. So we had the unfortunate task of dragging 3 recycling bins and 5 full trash barrels over mountains of snow. Thank goodness I was able to clear a good amount of space while shoveling over the last two days so that we actually had space for the receptacles.
Life, life, life is crazy! After two snow days, it isn’t easy getting a 12-year-old, twin 14-year-olds and a 21-year-old out of the house and back to business as usual. Eventually we all pulled it together and got where we needed to go. It remains that somehow it felt even worse than a Manic Monday. Everyone forgot that the road was for all drivers and not for a select few. After the trauma of the drive to the high school, I settled in for my meeting with the CBC program team for my Autistic daughters IEP meeting. I’m so very proud of her successes to date. She has come so far since graduating from 8th grade. What I love about a high school IEP is that the student is able to take part in he IEP process so that they are in tune with their educational process. My daughter presented an overall slide show of her work to-date and her five-year plan. Despite her shyness, our Jasmine was articulate, as well as accurate and spot on with what we all hoped for her and the direction that she needs to be going in. This has been one of the few times I actually enjoyed attended an IEP meeting. It’s also nice to be able to hear what the team has to say about my child then offering me the opportunity to speak. Whereas in elementary school you have to speak upfront and then listen to the teams responses. I prefer having the ability to add onto what has already been said or changing what I didn’t like hearing. I can plan as I listen, and not listen while I plan, if you understand what I’m trying to say.
Our Ariana (Jasmine’s twin) worked through both her mid terms. The first one was a breeze, the second one was a little hard, but she did it. Sometimes she overthinks, but ends up with the result she hopes for. You can’t ask for more than that. Two exams down, one more on Friday and one more on Monday as long as the weather doesn’t mess things up again.
I enjoyed catching up on some articles I’ve wanted to read online. It’s important to keep a full mind of knowledge. You can never know too much. The more you read, the more you write and the more you write with ease.
I look forward to spending some quiet time tonight. I need a mental break from pressure inducing situations in the game called
All is well in just another day in the life of ME!