Thursday, December 31, 2009
Strangely, the year seems to have flown by. It feels like I just started Project 365 a couple months ago, and as Doug said “it feels like I was just laid off a month ago!” Funny how at times I can’t remember what last Spring was like, but yet it feels like a few days ago. That’s the trick of time, I suppose.
I don’t have a great retrospective in pictures or anything. It would take too much time and the kids are getting along for now, but who knows when that will blow up. I’ve scrapped my P-365 pictures for the first 26 weeks but was getting bored with the elements & layout, so I spent the last couple nights making new templates with my own papers & stuff I downloaded from Shabby Princess. I also found a local picture developer who has begun developing scrapbook pages & said he’d match what I’m paying now when I send them to Florida. I’m pretty happy about that – motivated to maybe start another P-365?
I don’t know. I know I don’t want the discipline of keeping track of a picture a day, but I will probably do pictures of the week, or two weeks, or whatever. I want to buy this new kit for 2010 and have some fun with it. As for 2010? I want to have some fun with it, too. Happy New Year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
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Sunday, December 06, 2009
I'm hoping to arrange a visit from Roman's teacher this week. She wants to bring cards that his classmates have made, and then hopefully encourage some Math work and reading. Roman's got thank-you notes to write as well for very thoughtful people, so that will count as some handwriting, I hope!
We have seen an increase in behavior issues from Charlie that we attribute to the crazy mixed-up schedule earlier in the week. He actually had 2 incident reports from daycare on Friday, one where he bit a kid because the kid was in front of him on the playscape, and another where he was pushed first and he bit that one too. I know it's frustration over lack of language, change of routine, Roman getting a ton of attention, and all that. But Ro was never a biter so we don't quite know what to do about this!
Meanwhile, our house has been decorated for the holidays and we're entering Broken Leg, Phase Two: Daddy Stays Home on Monday. I'm sure I'll have another update soon!
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Roman has returned home and he is quite relieved. Once here & relaxed, he cocooned himself into the couch and slept for 3.5 hours. We expect he will awaken a couple times this evening as the med. he is on is only a 4 hour one. This lack of sleep is almost worse than with a new baby - perhaps because of the worry and anxiety that comes with a hurt child, rather than not minding the 3am wakeups because the baby is so cute!
I am anxious to get back to work and get things under control again. It appears my sub today didn't quite do what I wanted done, nor follow the plans my coworker gave her. And I highly doubt there were "no problems" after I saw Monday's sub note. So I need to get my work life back into shape. I have confidence that Ro will have a good day tomorrow.