Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's hard to believe it's been so long since I've last blogged. Life has been pretty busy lately. Dad is still doing amazingly well. He's having a lot of superficial pain from nerve endings growing back after the surgery, but is getting better day by day. He had an appointment with the oncologist and was given a clean bill of health - no follow up treatments! We had been prepared by his thoracic surgeon to hear that "chemo" would be necessary, but he said that there was no need. How lucky can we get??

Brad and I are doing well. We're looking forward to Thanksgiving for a little break, despite how far away it feels. School is great for me this year. I am teaching preschoolers with special needs. They are 3-4 years old and have a huge range of disabilities, most being fairly severe. They are precious and I am so much happier than I was last year. It feels good to get up and go to work in the morning, which is a feeling I haven't felt in quite some time. I have 2 incredible paraprofessionals working with me and they are a great asset to the classroom. Right now I have 7 students, but will definitely have more by the end of the year. I get students as soon as they turn 3 and are identified as having some sort of disability. The earlier I get them and begin interventions, the better. They are certainly still babies though!

Brad is doing great as well. He loves his school, despite how much he complains. He loves middle schoolers. I could never do it - too many hormones raging and fights to break up! He's constantly giving out detentions, breaking up fights in the hallway and on the bus lane, and writing up discipline referrals, but he loves his kids. He gets to do a lot of fun projects with them and has pretty free reign as far as his class goes. The commute is longer than I'm sure he'd like - 30 minutes each way. Needless to say, we're BOTH exhausted already.

I'll try to update more often - I promise. Hopefully life will calm down soon enough and I'll have a little more free time. A girl can always wish!