Blogs for March 2010
Saturday, March 27 2010
A few weeks ago, we brought home a beautiful apricot standard poodle puppy named Bella. Everyone said puppies are a lot of work, and many folks lifted their eyebrow when I said we were bringing ours home in mid February. I guess they could imagine the trouble of dealing with the cold, ice and snow during housebreaking. Well, the past few weeks haven’t been easy, but they have been fun as we have all fallen in love with our newest family member.
Today, I am able to pause and appreciate the...
Thursday, March 25 2010
Spring is finally here after a long, snow-filled winter. It is a time for appreciating the miracle of nature’s splendors being reborn. I woke feeling down this morning consumed with worry for a close relative going through serious health problems. While my feelings were valid, they were not helping me get breakfast made, lunches packed, dishes done and the dog walked. I stepped outside and was amazed at how just five minutes in the glorious sunshine transformed my outlook. A brief walk help...
Posted at 05:45 pm in self care
Monday, March 08 2010
Last night, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel on school choice aimed at parents of special needs children who will be transitioning to kindergarten next year. Our town has a magnet system, whereby parents have six elementary schools to choose from. Each school has a different feel, community and resources. Overwhelmingly, I heard that parents want their special needs child to feel welcomed by the community. If their child needs to attend a self-contained (special education) cla...