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Enough with the STUFF already...

This weekend we finally found time to do something the girls have been begging us to do all summer ...we split them, and their stuff, up so they no longer have to share a bedroom. They've shared a room Brea's whole life. When we were house hunting they were okay with continuing to share a room for a bit after the move, but they both took house tours with an eye to what might eventually be their own rooms. After kicking Scott and I out of our first bedroom in this house last summer so that they could have a larger room with an A/C vent, the final switch has finally been made and I have 2 very happy girlies.


Besides the lack of an A/C vent in the small room that Lexi now occupies, the move required us to take apart and rebuild the bunk-beds which we had converted to 2 stand alone twins so they could each have their own half of the room after the move to the larger room upstairs. This summer's toasty weather was by no means encouraging for taking on such a task. With the remai…

Ageless? Aged?

I have a hard time remembering my age sometimes. I often tell people I think it's because I started dating Scott in high school when we were so young and still to this day he can make me feel like that giddy teenager. Or because we dated and got married in college, even before I could legally drink in public, and it's been like we just continued living in frozen time. But mainly I think it's because even though the years tick past I just don't FEEL any different at 37 than I think I felt at say 25. I'm just me, regardless of age.

Then today it happened, a new co-worker, a very young new co-worker made a comment that clearly (though I am sure not maliciously) pointed out the difference in our age. Wow. Apparently not everyone sees me as the youngster that I feel I am. And well, my 20th high school reunion is coming up next summer. And we are celebrating Scott's LAST thirty something birthday next week, which means mine is only 18 months behind. And I have a 5th …

Getting To Know Mrs. Mavin...

As a teaching assistant I spend my day in a single classroom full of students. (Technically speaking I am a 1 on 1 SpEdParaeducator, which is a fancy way of saying I help 1 kid get through the school day a little more smoothly and successfully than he/she might be able to do on his/her own) And while I am an adult whose pretty much always in the room through the year, my relationship with those students is very different than the relationship they form with their normal classroom teacher. I spend most of my days quietly lurking at the edges of the room, working with my student, and on occasion reminding a kiddo about proper classroom behavior, answering a question here or there when the there is just not enough of 1 teacher to go around If I have time I help grade papers or organize materials for upcoming lessons. (Laminating is my favorite mindless helper task.) It's kinda strange for me, as I'm sure it is for the kids at times, to just be the "extra" person in t…

Checking the List...

Someone is VERY excited to FINALLY be getting ready for 1st grade. I think she thought this day would never come this summer...


As much as I hate to admit it, I am ready for the return of school, and a more regular schedule (and daily adult interactions....and the return of a second pay check) as well. I will be attending 4th grade this year. Apparently 5th grade was too much for me last year...I'm gonna let Lexi have all the 5th grader glory on her own this year.


peace