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IEP

As you’ve probably noticed, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I learned a long time ago, when I used to paint, that creating art works a lot better when you have a vision. When you have an end … Continue reading

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Lockdown

A couple Fridays ago, we had a big weekend planned. Friday night, Gracie would go to ballet, and when we got back at 6:30 her para (one-on-one or 1:1 helper from school) was going to come over for dinner along … Continue reading

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Dreaming

I had a dream last night about Anchor Center, the preschool for blind kids that was so awful to Gracie. In my dream, the woman I saw at Starbucks a few weeks ago (in real life) held a ceremony to … Continue reading

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Rudolph’s Revival

Things have been crazy busy around here between getting ready for the holidays and Chad’s surgery and putting animals down and whatnot. I will update at some unspecified point in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy this reprise of … Continue reading

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Lemon Squeezy

Today was Gracie’s first day of kindergarten. My big girl walked into the school, easy peasy lemon squeezy, like she’d been going there for years. If she had jitters she didn’t show them. All her special teachers were there—the special … Continue reading

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Sunshine

You are my sunshine My only sunshine You make me happy When skies are grey You’ll never know, Dear, How much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away. When I was pregnant with Gracie, I used to sing … Continue reading

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Dichotomy

We have been CRAZY busy around here. It’s the end of the school year, the end of Gracie’s year in the public preschool at the non-inclusive school, and we are busy trying to prepare everything for her to start kindergarten … Continue reading

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Sometimes

Sometimes I think I can’t do any more wound care. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just left those dressings on one more day. Sometimes I just want to scream when I see a fresh bite wound on … Continue reading

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Mourning

This past weekend, Gracie and I attended the funeral of the little boy whose sister goes to the school that kicked Gracie out last fall. It was heart-wrenching; those poor parents look haggard, as to be expected, and there is … Continue reading

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School

Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start thinking about school for next fall. I wish we had started this early last year—I had no idea the school district personnel were off all summer along with the teachers, so I … Continue reading

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