OT rambles :) Again.
Today is another ramble day. I'd like to start by saying “You know you're Miss Awesome when…..you cry for an hour and your tissues continue to get glitter on them….” AHAHAHAA. Last night was rough, I missed my grandma sooo much and was stressed with work, etc. Today was a better day. I stayed at work until around 4, then picked up my fixed car while in my mother's car, so I parked both, went to my Pilates/TRX class, drove mom's car home, jogged back down the hill (I jogged from my front door to my car's front door, it took me 13 minutes and as SAD as this is to admit it's the longest I've ever jogged without stopping!!), then drove MY car back….Then came back to yells. Turns out I had parked my mom's car in the garage a little too forward, and our deaf/low vision roomie had walked into it and was really upset/in pain. I felt super bad, he has SOME sight and I guess while I am super careful about trying not to leave stuff out, it didn't occur to me that it included my mom's car not going too far into the garage. I felt bad from the OT viewpoint too, like duh I should know better. Anyway. Yikes. So sorry.
At one of my schools during lunch recess there is often a “music station” and a bunch of kids were dancing gangnam style (imaginary horse thing) and it was super cute to see a bunch of elementary school boys doing it. 🙂
A MILLION TIMES A FREAKING DAY I have things I wish I could share with the blog and of course as you all see, it often doesn't happen. I wish I could like, carry a blogophone with me and instantly update with my thoughts. I guess I could do vlogs (like blogs but video) but I'm not that kind of person really, I need to have it typed out. BUT however, that being said, I'm working on a fine motor video to share with some teachers and I'll likely share it here too if so.
I'm tired. Last night I fell asleep around 830pm, got up at 5am to finish working. Been on the go ever since until a few minutes ago.
5am-6ish: Finish triennial report
6ish to 640ish: Get ready for work
640 to 720: Commute
720ish to 815ish: Make copies, finalize goals, etc, for IEP meeting
815 to 1015: IEP meeting (intense, definitely was necessary to stay for entire thing)
10:15 finish up, drive to next school, get ready/set up for rest of day
Then I saw a bunch of kids, one at a time, plus observed a few kids, plus evaluated a kid, then we had a fire alarm go off as someone had burnt popcorn (we had a fire drill last week too), one of my little guys was observed in his classroom line doing meditative poses, lolol. Spoke to teachers, learning specialists, etc. Paperwork. Ate lunch after 2:20pm when kids had gone.
Left at 3:45 with knowledge I still had to spend several hours on a report tonight. Drove home with a quick stop at Best Buy to buy a stylus until I have time to try making my own. Changed. Took my important stuff out of my mom's car before driving it down the hill to pick up my car. Pilates. Drove mom's car home. Jogged down hill. Drove my car home. Dealt with fall out of parking my car too far in garage. Protein drink. Showered. Fed my evil cats. Now lying in bed playing online and resting a while before writing up yet another triennial report (an approximately 7 page re-evaluation) due today.
So I know that was in absolutely mind-numbing detail. You're welcome. AHAAHAHAHA kidding. Sorry. It's therapeutic for me. And some very insane people actually like reading it. I know. Weird. But I am glad.
Trying to think of anything new and exciting…..Nope, not really. About to get Morphology Junior to try out and review and ANOTHER GIVE AWAY! My second! My first was the magic weighted blanket which was won by Lesley P in Memphis. 🙂 But I still need to review Dycem and PenAgain! I guess the secret to get me to do a review on time is to allow me to do a give-away with it! You know what, I think I'll do my own give-away with PenAgain, hmm, because it hasn't worked out with my particular population but it has potential with other ones! But y'all can't have my Dycem, I like it too much for my kids!!
Someone asked me about my “editorial calendar” ….I was like….I don't even know what that is!! AHAHAAH but I guess I need to figure it out cuz I am starting to get a little overwhelmed.
So let's talk logistics. If I do an online chat, I am guessing most interest would come from perspective students. But you guys are all over the world which makes it tricky from a time zone perspective. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please comment on this with good times, ie weekdays versus weekends, and possible times you could handle in relationship to being aware of your time zone difference from the Pacific time zone (California etc).
If any non-prospective students are interested in a school-based OT chat for current school based OTs, or a random “OT is awesome” chat, let me know that as well please 🙂 Or if OT students want to chat…um, I think you guys get the point.
Sorry guys. Brevity. I'm working on it. Actually I'm not.