Tuesday, June 29, 2010

how i feel:

I think I almost forgot how to blog.

Things have been busy. And I mean biiiiizzzzzy. So busy I'm typing this right now with my hair half-way up and my toothbrush in my mouth! (Seriously!)

I haven't blogged. I haven't read other blogs. Husband has been doing all the cooking. No one has been doing the cleaning... but life is great! I have still been taking photos here and there to share with you when I get a prolonged spare moment to upload and edit; I've obtained an amazing strawberry ice cream recipe from a new friend, which I will also share with you; we've joined a Bible Study/Supper Club; and I have a whopping 4.0 so far in graduate school.

So, I get home at 5 every day and immediately buckle down reading and writing about children's literature and education theory. I can't complain; I enjoy every minute of it. I get home at 5 because the last 4 weeks have been packed with reading intervention trainings. The first 2 weeks was the second round of my Orton-Gillingham certification training, which is about a 3-year process to become a certified reading intervention specialist for children with dyslexia. This week and last week I have been helping coach the new trainees for the Greenville Augustine Project, a non-profit that provides reading intervention tutors for children from low-income families. I'm learning so much.

Khan has been going to Doggy Day Camp at the Pet Hotel of a nice man we now call "Uncle Gary." Khan has successfully unlearned everything we've taught him, which has given me some insight into how parents must feel when they send their children to junior high school :)

But that's okay. He's well taken care of, 'Uncle Gary' adores him, and he gets to play all day with other dogs.

And in the midst of it all, Yiota sent me a wonderful little package of sheer delights all the way from Greece... so I will have to share that with you soon as well. Whew! It seems I have a lot of posting to do!
(Thank you, Yiota! It came on the perfect day, right when I needed some light cheer from the other side of the world!)


  1. You're welcome! Please don't feel you need to blog about it; it has nothing to do with posting other than the fact that I sent similar 'mail love' to five blogger-friends! I just felt like sharing and I only have one pen-friend (who, through the years, has become one of my very best friends)
    Now, I'm so jealous of your studies! My master's has gone down the drain; I'm not entitled to a leave because of the financial crisis :(

  2. What a lovely catch up! I am glad to hear you are doing so much and so well!
    All Good Things!

  3. Wow-- that sounds like quite a full plate! I can't wait to hear more about your program-- so interesting to me!

  4. Love the picture! Craig had one of those when he was little and his mom accidentally pushed him into a wall when he was riding it! It's one of those great family stories you never get tired of hearing!

  5. Wow - you are a busy bee! Thanks for checkin' in here tho'. Good to know you are well & and enjoying what you are working so hard on.

  6. Sounds exhausting but thoroughly satisfying all at the same time. Congrats on the great GPA so far! I wish my daughter and hubby could plug into a Bible Study group. Good to know Khan is enjoying himself and making new friends as well!!

  7. Proud of you!

    Keep plugging along and think of this, you'll be the Miss Rumphius of reading (doing so much good).


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  8. Wow, you sound very busy! I wish! I need a job pronto! Your work sounds really interesting! When did this all occur? I must have missed all this whilst being away! Too much to catch up on! xxx


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