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Old 12-11-2005, 02:05 PM   #121
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Compulsive. Emotional. CompulsivelyEmotional. <------ Meeee!

Remembered 10 minutes ago that I have GOT to finish my interim report cards that go home TOMORROW! Won't be posting ALL that I was gonna NOW! I'm off to be nice AND truthful on my report cards. Someone pass me the COOKIES!

Type to you all later!
Fran...YOU and I have GOT to chat! Especially about going over points and killing a week! Yeah, we ALL know WHAT to do.... it is the dagggon DOIN it that is KILLIN me!

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Old 12-11-2005, 07:58 PM   #122
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Evening, all... I'm back.
I did get to go to Philadelphia after all. It was nice; I was able to see a college friend who decided to come this year for the first time. I just saw him last May, because he stayed with me when he was in Baltimore for another convention. I don't usually get to see him very often. I also saw other friends (though some of them I didn't find till this morning, and that completely by accident!), and ran into husband & wife friends of mine that I haven't seen, let laone talked to, in 3 years. I found out they were there, and walked into the room they were at... and said, "How did we manage to spend the entire weekend together in the same hotel and not see each other?!". They had arrived late Saturday, so that was why.
They caught me and pinned a staff ribbon to my badge this year, so I spent most of the convention (okay, ALL of the convention) doing registration. That's okay, though, it gives me a good place to catch friends!
The only downers were some issues on the train to Philadelphia (rude conductors, seriously crowded train, and due to the combination of the two, I managed to slip on the platform between the 2 trains. I'm playing phonetag with Amtrak customer service), and being told by one guy (who wasn't bad looking... actually, very good looking), what he wanted in a girl... and I met all of his requirements except the being able to have biological children part. And he wasn't the least bit interested in me. I don't know why. I have lots of guy friends, but none of them are ever interested in dating.
However, this mouse needs to go to bed now since I didn't go to sleep before midnight any time during the weekend, and was also up by 7:30 each morning. Tomorrow, its back to school.
Oh, and about that snow day? Some friends agree with me when I say that Friday's snow day is Gd telling my school district that they should have let me off for the Jewish holidays. I get my personal day that I was using for the convention back...
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:41 PM   #123
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Glad you had fun on your trip, Mouse! ...AND that you got your personal day back! Gotta love that bonus! While we've had snow flurries a couple of times, there have been NO threats of us needing to miss a day or even go in an hour late! I'm not too jealous yet...knowing how January and February can be!

Today I hit a brick wall.... the stress at work is REALLY killing me! No, I let it kill me! Today I ate M&M's ... wasn't hungry...it was my failure at dealing with my emotional distress over several situations that are happening at school... the icing on the cake was my principal coming to talk to me during my resource time about a very difficult student that arrived just 4 school days ago! I am also overwhelmed with my whole schedule changing as soon as Winter Break ends.... my whole Language Arts program changing as soon as Winter Break ends.... AND me needing to be out of my classroom tomorrow, leaving the room presentable (more stress) sub plans (more stress) so that I can be trained for this new Language Arts program that my room is piloting.... AND I get to be trained by the reading specialist that I DON'T get along with at ALLLLLLL (MOREEE STRESS!)! My dh called with a list of things that he needed to finish supper (he *WAS* cooking! ) so I had to stop at the grocery at 5:15. OldestPrince had an obligation that he needed transportation to (Dh actually sent me to our room to wait for dinner to finish...and then brought my dinner in to me.....I don't usually eat in our room...but it was sort of nice being secluded and hiding from the world!) It was while I was in the bedroom, alone, breathing and eating dinner....that I realized that I had let the STRESS win! Thankfully, a few handfuls of M&M's aren't the end of the world..... I guess this WW stuff is working 'cause I could see what was happening as I began losing control. I'm not certain that the candy tasted that great! I'm sort of haunted by my leader's voice...."Nothing tastes THAT good beyond the first taste!" Maybe next time I will figure out how to STOP after that first taste!

So...I'm off to prepare for an Eligibility meeting at 8....and then the sub at 9.... SO much to do...but I'm back in the driver's seat! I refuse to think about the changes in the room / schedule / language arts program UNTIL I get the training...and can sort through it KNOWING what the whole thing entails!

Sorry to rant and rave like a lunatic...... I hope that my rambling makes some sense! I made a doctor's appointment to see the doctor about my left hip that has been very painful since September.

gotta run...lots to do! Hope everyone is doing well! Stay strong people!
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:11 PM   #124
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Hey!
Just a short note....Got to go Christmas shopping have done very little...
Eating....Yes, I am eating. Eating too much. It's almost time for my tom and I could eat the wallpaper right about now. School is ok, nothing monumental to write about. Just meetings up the butt. I'm pooped, my house should be condemned......
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:03 AM   #125
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Thank goodness for SNOW DAYS !! Of course my lesson plans are messed up, but I can actually get my cards written AND do some holiday baking!

PLUS, I'm doing at least an hour of walking. I haven't decided if it's treadmill, WATP videos or a combination, but I WILL DO IT! I'm behind on my monthly goal (though ahead when compared to recent months ), so I need to do some catching up while I have the time.

Hope everyone has a great day (even if you have to work)!

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:17 PM   #126
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I got some of my test results from the doctor. My thyroid is fine, but I still haven't received the results from my hormone tests. If they are normal my doctor wants to give me some diet pills. I can't decide if I want that or not. I get so discouraged and she thinks maybe it will help take some weight off and then I will be more motivated to exercise and diet.

What do you guys think? Should I start taking diet pills?

I've already started something for my depression and I just don't know if I want to take another kind of medication.

Hopefully I'll find out the hormone test results soon. There has to be something making my hair fall out.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:53 PM   #127
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Dawn: Make sure they did all the hormone screenings, and not just standard ones. Some issues don't show up on standard CBC results. I've never had a normal monthly cycle, and I asked questions but was told not to worry, that's normal for young women. I stopped asking after awhile, and didn't worry about it until I started gaining weight after I hurt my ankle the first time. Then, we figured the weight gain was because I couldn't exercise anymore... I couldn't walk and found out I couldn't get out of the pool anymore either because I couldn't do stairs or the ladder. My orthopedist referred me to a doctor he was working with; but turns out that doctor was only interested in me for a study he was doing on overweight women with orthopedic issues who were candidates for gastic bypass surgery. My mother had gone with me to the appointment, and we told him the issue, and asked for him to do hormone screenings and such. He wrote a script, but wrote it for a standard CBC. Nothing showed up wrong on that test or so he said. My primary care doctor realized that he hadn't done the right tests. I ascribed that to pre-meditated negligence on his part... In any case, we went looking for an endocrinologist to do the tests. It took 4 appointments, and many months before I hit pay-dirt with the 5th doctor. I've seen 3 more endocrinologists since then, and most of them haven't recognized issues either despite the messed up bloodwork. It turns out I have some seriously whacky hormone issues. I have thinning hair, weight gain all in one spot, too much testosterone, too much insulin, not enough estrogen or progesterone, too much cortisol, etc. And unless my doctor gives me huge doses of progesterone, I don't ever have a monthly cycle. We finally brought the insulin level down through exercise and a strict diet change, although when it became normal, I was really sick for a while before we realized that since my body didn't use insulin right, if I was producing normal amounts, it wouldn't like carbohydrates very much either. I also get in really funky moods and want to give up. You read the last one about a week ago...
The best thing I did was start swimming laps. I can't say that its helped me lose weight, but its definitely improved my mood!

And on other subjects: We had an ice storm today, and so didn't have school. I'm not sure what is going to happen tomorrow with our holiday shopping trip. Its going to be all messed up for 2 of my kids because they were supposed to take driver's ed finals today, and will have to take them tomorrow now. Assuming we have school. My area is just rain now, I think, though the roads are still below freezing and icy... but to the west, its not above freezing, and will keep sleeting.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:10 PM   #128
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What a flippin week! Only rain here....which I guess is ok...BUT man, I'd love a moment away from the looney bin! Actually, I got one this morning. My left hip has been hurting...BADLY...since September. I called and got an appointment with my doctor. THAT is how bad that it is hurting. Going from one position to another, anything that is weight bearing...., climbing the stairs is a killer. So, I was able to get in this morning. School office gave me coverage so that I didn't have to take any leave! (Unheard of at this school!) Besides doubling my dose of Wellbutrin....ahem....Tis the season!... She examined my hip and leg and literally butt. ...Seems that I have Trochanteric Bursitis secondary to Piriformis Syndrome. When I researched this on the web I have discovered that this is most common in middle aged women RUNNERS. Yeah! THAT nearly describes me! JUST 1 little detail is not quite right! GUESS which detail!?

Did I mention that my classroom heater burned up yesterday? Quite disruptive to have pouring choking smoke..... then NO heat..... then all the people in to LOOK at the burned up heater, deciding what to do. Today when I arrived after the dr's appointment, there was Mr.Honeywell....with my heater all pulled apart, huge metal pieces laying in our writing center, our fine motor area, our group meeting area, on one of the kid tables, under the computer center.... and no children. He also had a bucket of tools and a huge commercial vaccum cleaner going. There was a note on the board for me from the gal who was doing the coverage...."Too many dangers, too much noise, too crazy! In Room 24!" So I found them in a room that belongs to her best friend who had taken her class on a field trip! We stayed in that room until the class returned from the trip...and then we went on a walk. Searching for warmth and either enough chairs OR a carpet for us to sit on! Ended up in the main office in the conference room. An armed chair on wheels for each of my kidlets! The huge work table! Heat! Carpet too, in case we wanted to sit on the floor! Windows out the ying yang! We had a great time in there! We had a wonderful shared reading! Eventually got back into our room....without doing 1/5 of what was in my plans for the last 2 days! I spent the afternoon trying to finish up the testing that I HAD to get done! I ended the day with only 3 to test! 2 who've been out all week ill...and my nonverbal child.

Ok...enough from me. Gotta get tomorrow figured out so that I can finish up my Family Traditions unit..... a few days short of lessons...but the time is up! Next week...2.5 days is ALL Gingerbread Boy!

Sorry to rant and run! Can't wait for the weekend!
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:26 AM   #129
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Well everyone else has been busy here too, not too many posts. Sorry, I have no time to get personal........been a very tough week, I am trying desperately not to strangle Dh, who is just such a non helper any time of year and of course this time of year it is all the more difficult. But I am surviving. Did some lousy stress eating last nite......bad girl I am. Somehow will get thru this next week. We have a 2 hour delay- so once I leave the house I'll be gone all day.......
Hope everyone is ok, sorry to be short and crabby. It is Friday, isn't it?
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Did you see the full moon? ORRRR was that just blazing in the sky down here...right over my classroom? Managed not to JOG..chortle, snort...today... My hip HURTS! Had my dear friends kiddos with mine today...her baby was sick and they had no sub... I team with her...and decided that I should do it cause I know the kids and stuff.... What an idiot I am! We had a good day....Maintained control for MOST of the day....Totally exhausted tonight...go figure! Oldest prince has a dance at school tonight...Youngest wants to do shopping for Daddy and brother....WHY does this make me wanna whine louder??? Dh made a loaf of Ginger Bread today. Added some cute little house details with icing...YEAHHHHH, he needs to get a freakin job! (The bread is toooooo good, of course!) Heading back out to the races........mannnnnnnn, I don't wanna! Hang in there Gin...I've missed you this week!

Where are the rest of you? Doing well, I hope!
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Good evening, all.
We were closed again today. I went to PT early (they called because they heard that school was closed, and figured I might like an earlier appointment). PT isn't as torturous when I've had a day and a half of NOT using my ankle! Although, I scared a life out of my therapist. I almost tipped the treatment table over when I got off one time (I started to get down, then realized I was getting down with the bad ankle first, and no brace, so when I tried to correct it didn't work well). He rushed me, and grabbed at me to keep me from falling (which I wasn't really in danger of doing), and scared me in the process! Then, I hit the dollar store to get the stuff for my students to make gifts for the bus drivers that do our community instruction and the basket to make the lunch-stuff kit for the SD teacher. I hope I picked good things, because I have no idea... Its hard to pick up lunch stuff and stay healthy... I bought some tuna packets, noodle bowls, chicken noodle soup, some chicken-salad and crackers packets, and some applesauce. I can't say its stuff I'd ever eat, but...
I still need to get a couple of gift cards, the plastic wrap with the holiday print, and a gift for my TA. I wanted to get him a Disney sweatshirt or something, but I couldn't find one I liked. So then I figured I'd get him something when we went shopping today, only we didn't have school so we didn't take the kids shopping. I also need a present for my college-friend...last year, I gave him a teddy bear dressed as a nerd and named Fuzzy Logic. I don't have any idea what to give him this year.
Tomorrow, I have my state Council for Exceptional Children board meeting, and then I told the weekend guard that I'd work his shift for him. I'll be at the gym from 12-9, and no time to swim for myself.
Robyn: What's your non-verbal child's diagnosis? Is it elective or non-verbal due to another disability? I've done some testing with kids who use voice-output devices... for reading... I have notes on it from a presentation I've seen by a researcher who does a lot of work in that area. Let me know if I can help.
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:05 PM   #132
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Still surviving here......gosh this time of year is tough. I am planning on making Christmas dinner MUCH less stressful, as a matter of fact am planning on making it a no cook meal- with all the cooking done the day before.
Will I tick off my Dm with that....you bet! Do I care????Not really. So sorry for my crummy attitude, just feel overwhelmed at the moment. Dh and I did some shopping today......not near done yet but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Bless my boss, I am taking Monday pm off as a personal day, or half day I should say. Going to finish some shopping (Dh is off then also) and that should wrap it up for me for Christmas. Sorry not to get personal here......gotta go make dinner......thanks for putting up with my bellyachin.
Hang in there out there!!!!!! Robyn- make it to WW this am?????
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Hey ya'll!

Trying to inspire...ok..FORCE...my 2Princes to help with the living room raking...I've given up on true cleaning. Now I just need to dig a hole in the mess for the Christmas fun. Oh gees!

Mouse, thank you for your concern. My student is nonverbal by choice. He can speak. He does speak. He is just VERY selective as to WHEN he speaks! He is quite a puzzle. Parents call him shy. THAT isn't it, I'm certain. I'm also concerned about processing.... but no one else seems to be. I can't get anyone to believe me when I say that this is beyond "shy"...... Ideas?

Gin, -1.4 and a great meeting! Slow but steady wins the race...and well, after the way my week went, I literally went around the desk and hugged the WI chick! For Christmas, my husband agreed that I could get the Season's Pass that will be good for Jan - April.... So, I guess I'm stuck going! (Which is what I needed! ) By the way, I was raised with Christmas being a cook free day! I've actually never eaten a "traditional" Christmas dinner...in 40 years! LOL We usually are at my inlaws for a Christmas breakfast (I hate hate hate breakfast food!...at breakfast time, anyway!), Mom's for late lunch (ham biscuits, veggies, zillion varieties of cookies...other stuff...nothing that requires a fork!) By the time we leave there...with a ton of junk packed for us to take home.... we don't ever really eat a dinner! This began when I was really little....and has continued for FOREVER! The theory behind it is.... Christmas is a day to spend with family....not kitchen appliances! (I vote for THAT!)

Went to Kohls at 8 this morning....finished up the very last of the last of the LAST of the shopping... OldestPrince wants to go out to buy his brother something.... I'm trying to convince him to wrap $ in a huge box! I don't know if I will win...and I've GOT to get to the grocery...YUCK! But other than that, I'm steering clear of any place with a cash register! I've gotten my presents from King&Princes early! Corner cabinet for the kitchen....not new...not an antique...but perfect to use as a "pantry".... He is building me a bread box for the top! Perfect!

Gotta run....2Princes stopped the shoveling....and I must MOTIVATE them, if you know what I mean!

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Evening, all.

It was a long day. I'll just leave it at that. Nothing bad happened, but I'm just tired. I have to go tomorrow to get 2 Red Lobster gift cards (one for grandmother, one for my hanukkah harry person at work), and one for Borders (hanukkah harry, again). Oh, and the grocery store because I need holiday-print plastic wrap so the kids can make the gifts for the bus drivers and I can finish my gift for the severe disabilities teacher. I still don't know what I'm getting my college-friend or my TA. I HATE MALLS with a passion. I wish I'd thought of making him a lunch-gift basket like I'm making the SD teacher, since he always has microwave stuff for lunch or cafeteria food. Can't do that now, htough, because he knows what I'm giving the SD teacher and helped pick out the stuff with the kids. He's not a reader, and doesn't seem to be into music. He's mostly into sports: I wanted to get him a Disney sweatshirt. I'd thought about a sweatshirt from our school since he's new and all, but the basketball coaches were all given several.
I've had my 5 minutes of fame: A few months ago, I was interviewed for a news article, and it appeared today on the front page of the section. My mother is thrilled, of course. I, personally, am more interested in the possibility that I might get to go to the national Council for Exceptional Chidlren conference in April. ITs a teeny, tiny, itty bitty chance... but I'd love to go.
Robyn: Sounds like elective mutism. There is usually a psychological reason for the child not speaking or only speaking to certain people. I've have 2 students like this: one would whisper, and as he trusted you more, if he was having a good day, he'd volunteer answers (only in a whisper). The other was a little girl who was taught American Sign Language and was very fluent at age 5. I've heard of other students who use voice output devices because they WANTED to talk, they just couldn't do it. If you wanted to do a trial with sign language, you could tie it into reading and spelling... teach the kids the signs for the words and letters while you teach the words themselves. There are actual studies done (long time ago, I think) that show that this type of intervention helps kids, especially the kinesthetic ones, learn to read and spell better. A friend of mine who was (a long, long time ago!) a special education classroom teacher in New Orleans swears by this. The catch with elective mutism is getting people to recognize that is what it is, and not just "shyness" as you've said. Its typically caused by trauma of some type, and in some cases, the parents benefit from having the child perceived as shy or immature.... I know that sounds bad, not sure how else to say it.
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Mouse - I've had several different types of hormone testing. I think we have narrowed the problem down to polycistic ovarian disorder. It causes weight gain in the stomach and upper legs, hair thinning, insulin disorder, increased facial hair, increased finger hair, unusual menstral cycles, dry scalp, acne, oily skin, moodiness, cramps, and a couple of other things. I have all these symptoms. I am having a test for the male hormone level on Thursday because that is also usually higher with this disorder. The two hormone tests I had were normal, however, the ration between the two should neve be above 2 and mine was a 5. This is obviously a problem. I am going to have a test for diabetes and a pelvic ultrasound on Thursday as well. All of the symptoms are caused by having cysts (not sure how to spell) in your ovaries.

If the ultrasound shows some then I have to goes see an endocrinologist. Anyway, it sounds like we are having similar problems. Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? Has your doctor mentioned this disorder to you? You may have the same thing. I'll let you know more when I get all my other test results back.

Only 3 1/2 more days with 28 kids!!! I'm so excited about splitting my class after Christmas. Although, I feel like their mine kidos and I don't want to trust them to someone else. The new teacher is awesome, I went to school with her. I just feel like they're still my responsibility. Weird since they drive me nuts.

Well I'm off to work out.

Biggest Loser workout DVD is the best workout video ever made. Love love love it. My whole family does it with me.

Check back later. See ya all.
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