September 19, 2007

Today I met an angel..

I had the pleasure and the honor of working with a 10 year old girl who has Angelmans Syndrome Angelman website. It was a very hard, very draining day, and I loved it!

I've been subbing in our local school district. It's been exactly what I had hoped it would be, flexible, never dull, and entertaining. Today was by far the hardest physical and emotional, but the most rewarding.

I had never heard of Angelmans Syndrome until today and after doing research online about it, it is more common then I even imagined.

September 11, 2007

Got me one of them there jobs..

I actually got myself 2! Neither of them are full-time, which is perfect! Flexible yet provides a bit of income. I am working for my old boss (B4 kids) 1 day a week and tomorrow (which is my b-day btw..) I start subbing at one of the schools! YEA!! I am super, super excited about this school job, I now have my foot in the door at the school and *IF* the time comes for me to go full-time I'll have a chance!!

I am no longer a bum.. :)

September 02, 2007

What the heck are these??!?

This morning I was taking out the garbage and almost stepped on ONE of these. I almost called out to the kids to come see the caterpillar, but thought better of it when I remembered I have 3 kids, and there was only ONE capterpillar. After lunch the kids went outside to "go find something to do or you might literally drive mom to the looney bin." B came running in the house seconds later "MOM! We found some caterpillars! Get a bucket!!" I was thinking *two* and casually got an ice cream bucket for the kids prize possessions. I screamed in horror when 1/2 hour later then came in the door with THIS!!!

I immediately called dh and told him if we were not home when he came home from work that we'd been taken over by what I *assume?* is armyworms. Im not sure if that's what these are, the picture does not do it justice (sadly) there are at least 80 in there. I can't find an exact picture of an armyworm that looks like this online. Anyone know for sure?!?