Thursday, April 24, 2008

Well SNAP!

So Sid and I went to his parents to have dinner and hurried home to be ready for the all new Grey's Anatomy. Low and behold, the phone rings at 8:10 p.m. with a number I do not recognize flashing on the screen. Because the autism walk is this weekend and parents might be contacting me about information, I felt obligated to answer. And it was a parent, but not a parent I knew. I know I've got to do an update on my new job. But to make a long story short, in the midst of looking for new jobs, I was offered a chance to consult with TEAAM. If you've been reading my posts you should know what TEAAM is and know that I'd be consulting with school district in the area of autism for TEAAM. The only problem was they only wanted to do it on a contract basis and that's just not good for me right now. But, this parent was referred to me from another TEAAM consultant because they are in my area. So I spent Grey's Anatomy time on the phone with this parent, a dad, talking about all that is going on with his soon to be 12 year old. You all know that kind of conversation is right up my alley and I did enjoy talking to the dad and hope I can help them in the future. BUT, if you got to watch it, please update me on what happened........... We don't have DVR anymore since we switched from Dish to cable, so that's a downside to having normal cable. No DVR or TiVo. That's one of those things I didn't realize I really used until I have it no more..........

Then the new ER came on at 9:00 p.m. Well, being the semi-geek that I am, and being my mother's child, I have found a new online game that I love love love. It's sort of addicting, actually. It's called Text Twist. You tell the game to start and a bunch of letters pop up, from 5 to 7 or 8 and you have to make as many words with the letters as you can. There are boxes that you fill you up so you know when you're almost done making all the words possible. BUT, if you get the last word you can make, which is the hardest and uses all the letters, you can skip the words you haven't made and go on to the next level. Here's the catch though, you only get a free trial hour and then you have to buy the darn game. Being Sid Whitehead's wife, they'll be no buying of online games, I can promise you that. But I wanted to show my new found game to Sid and he got into it. So we spent ER playing Text Twist. Google it, but make sure you have a good hour before you do so.

So tomorrow is my last IEP meeting of the year. This is the biggest one yet since it is for my student who has vision impairments. There will be 10+ people in attendance, including the vision specialist, the orientation and mobility specialist, the sped coordinator, the principal, the parent, me, the OT, the PT, the speech teacher, and whoever else they decided to reign in for this meeting. It should go OK and this mom is oh so sweet so I'm not dreading it. But I'm not looking forward to it either. Meetings like this one are usually pretty draining.

But at least tomorrow is Friday. Sid's going to serve supper at Leake Academy with the Shriner's and Jerry and NeNe are going to Talledega to the Nascar Race. Yes, I said Jerry AND NENE!!!! She swears up and down she loves it but I can't see it. Maybe there will be a pic to post of her at the race.

I'm just glad it's Friday, Sid's going to be busy, and I'll be able to have some Me time. I like Me time, and me times are far and few between lately. I'll need the R&R and peace and quiet after the big IEP meeting tomorrow.

For those of you that want more information about my new job, I promise to write about it tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a great Friday!!!!!

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