This is the time of year when things heat up in the world of a special education teacher. We’ve got IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) that must be re-done every year and many of them come due now. We’ve got the end of the year coming which is always a push to get them done.
So that’s part of the reason I’ve been absent. The other reasons range from our family trip to Disney to sickness to all the kid events we’ve had lately. And to top it all off the last reason I haven’t posted lately is:
I dropped my laptop and shattered the motherboard.
I wish I could say I had a good story for what happened. (Zombie Apocalypse?)
But nope. I just dropped it.
A dear friend, who is our tech guy, was able to recover my pictures which is phenomenal. But this means I haven’t had any way to download new ones (hence the lack of my post on Disney) or a computer set up for me to blog on easily. Plus, and I have to admit this, I hate Mark’s laptop. Something about it doesn’t fit my hands correctly so it makes it tough to use.
But last night we went out and bought a new laptop just for me. It’s the right size for my hands and I can customize it for blogging which is a wonderful thing.
Tomorrow night is a the Slow Food Delmarva event at Hobo’s where I gave away tickets so I’m super excited. Saturday is FanCon and then the Salisbury Festival. Sunday I intend to relax and hopefully get all those Disney photos downloaded and my post written. But please know I have missed blogging and am glad to have the opportunity to get back into it.
I leave you with a few photos of the recent happenings here. Just no Disney pictures. Those deserve their own post!
The first weekend back E’s Destination Imagination team competed at the state level. Mark and I are enjoying a beautiful day on the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus. I was super impressed with the vegan food options but less than a week back from Disney and just after 2 days of having a stomach virus (all vomiting and no eating) it was a tough day.
I’m still cooking and eating, but there hasn’t been much that was super fancy. The rooster and I enjoyed a vegan orange julius. The rosemary bread was topped with hummus and tomato, and we took advantage of the early spring to do some strawberry picking.
Last weekend T went to engineering camp about 3 hours north of us with the members of his competitive lego robotics team. He went up on Friday with the parents of another child but Sunday the 3 moms drove up, in the pouring rain, to get the boys. We stopped at a Bonefish Grill for lunch where I was pleasantly surprised by what they could fix me. This was rice and lots of veggies with a tomato basil sauce. 6+ hours in the car in the rain didn’t do great things for me, though.
So from my crazy life to your, hopefully, calmer life. I hope you are well. I hope you feel strong and healthy. And I look forward to getting back in touch more regularly.
So tell me, what have you been up to? Is your life nuts right now too? Have you ever dropped a laptop? (Please. Someone have done this! LOL)