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Five For Friday 5/11/18

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1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Lots of OMM on the good ol’ neck and jaw. Light strengthening. Stim.
  • Walked in the neighborhood 5 out of seven days.
  • Infusion on Thursday. Probably the fastest one I ever had.
  • Acupuncture on Wednesday. First time I did not fall asleep.
  • More blood work. How do I have any left?!

2. Last weekend I flew to Philly, and loved every single second with my nieces, sister, BIL, and Mom.  (Almost did not make my plane because security kept me for an HOUR because of meds I was carrying on DESPITE the doctor’s note I had in hand specifically for TSA. But that’s a super fun story for another day).

I do not know how I made it, but I did. And once I got to my sister’s house, it was all celebrations, all the time. Cece celebrated her first communion, and Annie celebrated her fifth birthday. We ate…and ate…and ate, and I soaked up every snuggle, giggle, bedtime story, playtime, and hug and kiss. One more month until I see those babies again.

3. The excitement of letting our butterflies go every spring never gets old…if you need a pick me up, watch the world through a 5 year old’s eyes.

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4. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are my teaching stats:* 12 Years in education
* 1 School
* 1 School District (same district where I went to school! Proud to be a Lansing School District “homegrown” teacher!)
* Grades Taught: 1st, Kindergarten, and Montessori multi-age 4-6 year olds
* Principals: 2
* States Taught: Michigan
* Certification: K-8 Self-Contained, Language Arts Major, Early Childhood Montessori Credential
* Endorsement: Early Childhood Montessori (AMS)
* Highest degree: Masters of Arts From St. Catherine University

PROUD to be a Montessorian educator!

5. Every year I try to do this thing where I put into words what my Mom means to me and my family…and I struggle. It’s hard to put into words someone who you have watched live with such strength, love, and conviction for 36 years. It’s hard to put into words the thousand and one reasons why my Mom is my hero. But I will say this: Our Mom is our glue; the one that keeps us keeping on when times are tough. She is the matriarch of a pretty kick ass family she built with my Dad, and every single day I thank God she is MY Mama. Someday, I pray I can be half the woman she is. Thank you for everything you do for us, Mommy. Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day week, Mama! Love you more than you know.

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