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Today at 8:30, I got a call from Special Services asking me to fill out an online application for Special Education teacher - Secondary because the high school wants to hire me. It's funny that I got an interview without putting my name into the system. I never thought I would even be considered for a secondary position with my background being so early childhood/primary. Now they want to hire me for the fall!

Hoo! I don't know what the position would be exactly. We talked about a life skills/transition class for juniors and seniors which is needed but it would new to the school. That idea excites me but it's so different from what I've done. I mean, it's all pretty different. The other position, I think would be some pushing in to social studies classes and having my own TransMath and maybe reading skills classes. That would be for 9th graders, I think is what they said.

The principal seemed very cool, with-it, approachable. She has a great reputation in the district. They have a restorative justice model in terms of discipline and I know she is into it.

Quick list of PROS--I need a job, I want to work in this district, it is work I believe in and feel I would be good at, I am not afraid of teenagers and like them very much.

CONS--I have way more experience working with preschoolers, would it be too much of a learning curve when I already know I will have to learn so much about SpEd in general? To go to a different age group entirely? If I say yes to this offer, will I never be looked at again as someone who can do ECSE?

Oh, another PRO though...maybe it is good to have an entry point into older kids...ECSE is lots of crawling around, sitting on floors. I plan on being a bad ass forever but maybe it would be nice to get into a job that is not expecting me to sit criss-cross applesauce on a regular basis.

I don't know. ECSpEd is notorious for taking a long time with decisions like this. June 1st is what they told me in terms of expecting a firm yes or no. I definitely do not want to be slamming any doors on the possibility of doing preschool in the future. I am obviously pretty excited to be wanted but I am also surprising myself by being excited about the HS job itself. But really, I kind of want to do both jobs.

It's just surreal to have that voice mail on my phone. I have listened to it 20 times, easily. I made Jeremy listen to it.
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17 inches of snow is no joke. If C. wasn't semi-sick with ear issues it would be dreamy. Public schools are closed tomorrow and maybe all week? I bet my workplace will be open. If so, I'll take both my children with to minimize schlepping. I still have an online midterm to complete by Sunday. Not a lot of folks are posting due to power outage or perhaps pretend power outage.

The kids are watching Wallace & Grommit. The Obama Mythbusters ep. is planned for later. I want to go in the basement to lift weights. We had a panicky leak issue this morning but we moved our valuables around and feel better about everything. Clarity's mellowed in regards to taking ibuprofen. We aren't suffering.

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I just got my toenail removed. It should grow back, hopefully normally. It hurts every bit as badly as one might imagine. I overdid it too while the local was still strong so I'm sure it was extra ouchy.

The girl is freaking out everytime the subjects of "mom" and "doctor" combine.

She pretend plays being a doctor a lot. Jeremy's all How cool would that be.

Isaac was so helpful. Just sweet and so earnest.

It's so funny and embarrassing that I misjudged the immediate recovery period and wound up about dragging my leg behind me (in the snow) by the time I got to pick up Isaac. Everyone at Lee was asking if I was okay and I had to be all breezy and quick explaining my dumbassary. I should have called J. after I got a bad feeling at the Walgreens.

I liked my podiatrist. We talked about our C sections. I said 36 hours and *still* a C-section. Ouch, she said.

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I am way too amused to be posting from the road maaaan!

We are coming back fromAtlanta where J's sweet hipster cousin got married and there were tons of brunches and whatnot. COUSIN LOVE!

I didn't mean the caps action but I am leaving it.

Crampin up! Later!

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Ike, showing off his string of clay beads: "It took me three days to make this. Three weeks to be precise because we have art one day each week."
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Clare is saying Yay!
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I finally nailed my cross overs (the skate over skate thing that makes you go fast around the track) today.

Huzzah!

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Ike is making a fort out of furniture and watching Avatar. He is restless and lonely...and kind of annoying me but I need to suck it up because J. is in Miami (!) until Sunday. He rented a car and is hanging out in Ft. Lauderdale tonight with his pals. I am doing the best job possible not being jealous. I am fighting jealousy off. This is the second time since we moved up that he has been back home and has gotten the opportunity to socialize with folks.

Elizabeth is enjoying the breathing room she now has with Eddie out of the house. The divorce process is brutal but at least she can come home and have a calm space to be in.

I signed Ike up for Camp Mudd today. Ike talked the director and one counselor's ears off and was trying to stump them (succeeding in stumping them actually) in Star Wars trivia.

I just ran out of postcards.

The cat (Monkey) is annoying me.

Oh I got a few new things to wear! This is my favorite --->  http://tinyurl.com/3tpugt and is nice to wear when it feels horrible out.
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