Saturday, January 29, 2011

whirlwind of a week

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Saturday morning are so difficult for me to get up and get moving!  I end up spending half of the day relaxing, until I finally convince myself to be productive, but I guess that's what weekends are for!

Sorry I've been so MIA this week with postings, but it's been a whirlwind of a week.  For the past year and a half I have been working on a Graduate Certificate Program, and have one class left to go.  That class started this this week was all about getting back into school mode and remembering how to manage my time and do homework ;-)

For those of you who don't know, the C.A.G.S (certificate in advanced graduate study) program I have been working on is a Psych program focusing on Behavior Interventions for Children with Autism.  The program is all online, which means I need even more time management and motivational  skills, because it is all up to me!  No class time with face to face teachers or other students to get me motivated.  I'm glad to say I've managed to keep a 3.8 gpa through the last 4 classes...and would like to end on the same note!

This program ties into my "day job", which involves working with kids, primarily on the Autism spectrum, or with severe developmental delays.  Over the last few weeks I have also taken on a couple after school hours with new students, which is also eating up my down time.  But at the end of the, long, day the work is rewarding, and every penny counts while B and I get closer to the apartment hunt this spring.

We had yet ANOTHER snow day this week.  As a teacher I found the first few snow days much more exciting than I did as a kid.  But, after 4 snow days, and the fact that it's still only January, our year is extending farther and farther into the summer, and with the mention of taking away vacation days, I'm less excited about all these surprise days off.  I spent this snow day organizing my school work space (which you can read about here), and then B and I went to the movies and saw Tangled.  Adorable!  You're never too old to enjoy a good Disney Flick.

Overall, the first month of my "blogging" past time has almost come to an end!  I can't believe how quickly the year is already starting to fly by.  Throughout this month I have been able to connect with and be inspired by so many of you out there!  It is truly incredible.  I was featured for the first time (here, thanks Jennifer!), have gained a handful of followers, and have passed over 1,000 page views.  You guys are too good!  I look forward to what the rest of the year will bring, and can't wait to share more of my ideas.  Enjoy the last few days of January everyone....
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