Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday & A little bit of everything

The above pictures are just a taste of what I enjoy working with 3 days a week. M is 22 months old and such a joy. We went to the zoo on Tuesday and saw lots of animals. We spent a good 3o minutes watching the monkeys and birds. Seriously, any animal this child watches, she imitates. We spend mornings making monkey noises, walking like elephants, and just having good old fashion fun. She is such a joy and I love her to pieces. I also never get tired of hearing my name. She can not pronounce the "E" in the beginning of my name, so it sounds like "yeast" with out the "t." We are buddies and I love each day with her.
Today was frustrating in itself because girls "X, Y, and Z" think it is hilarious and just fine to talk through out classes, show up sometimes, and not take education classes seriously. This strikes a nerve because I am a SPED/EC-6 major and take it very seriously. They don't want to do the work and this concerns me because teachers HAVE to do LOTS of WORK once they start teaching. I'm sorry, but college is not a piece of cake! back to regular non-rants.
I have not posted in almost two days and the reason is LIFE. I just got diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and sinus infection today. The doc loaded me up on meds to alleviate wheezing and discomfort, but I have this annoying headache that feels like a jackhammer CONSTANTLY. At least I have not had an infection in a while, but geez, it does not have to be this strong. I am taking off morning work on Thursday (per my Nonni's demand request) and only going to class to get the gist then leaving. I really wish that I could just not go, but that is not possible this week. To all you moms too, I am drinking plenty of fluids and taking it don't worry :)
Thankful Thursday top 10:
** Family and Friends
** Grandparents...enough said :)
** Troops who fight for freedom
** Home
** A child's laugh
** Your name being repeated over and over by a child...grin
** Clean water to drink
** Medicine that makes people feel better :o
** Professors who listen and are genuinely interested in your life :)
** People who care
Hope you all are having a spectacular week with out sickness. I know, I know, I will get rest, relax, and not worry. Prayers for a speedy recovery are welcome. Thanks in advance.

Have a great Thursday!!!!


Liz said...

Sorry you have been sick....adorable photos of M...i love the zoo! X, Y, and Z girls have been around forever...they are so frustrating...esp when you are paired up with them for a project! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for...
You asked on my blog what PC thought about Nick's dance...He loved it...but my husband is just that kind of guy...he can cut a rug...I can't keep up with him!

The McNulty Family said...

Goodness girlfriend! Your are having a tough time lately. I'm so sorry. You just tell girls, x, y and z to "shut it".. or a quad mom name Gen is gonna come and put them on time out!!!

I hope you feel better. Keep those liquids coming.

Much love!

Beth E. said...

Girl, you burst my bubble! I had my loving-mom lecture all planned out in my head and *poof* you beat me to the punch about rest, fluids, etc.

Hope you feel better soon! Bo had a rough time last weekend with TMJ syndrome and strep. He's back to his ol' self now, though. Take care, and have a good "part-day off."

Love ya :o)

Natalie said...

Yuck, hope you feel better soon!!! I know how you feel, esp. with the headaches.

Tobi said...

I'm sorry that you are sick. I hope you feel better very soon. It's the sick season because a lot of people either seem to have the flu or a cough.

Try to take it easy for a while!

Suzanne said...

I'm with Beth, I was going to tell you to rest up and take it easy. It makes a huge difference! Take care!

amanda said...

love the pics. feel better pronto. k? k.

Hollie said...

You just can't catch a break, can you girl?! I am not sure how you keep going even while being sick! You better get some rest so you can bounce back fast! Love and prayers coming your way!

Rachael said...

i hope you feel better soon!

Rachel said...

Awww, I hope you feel much better soon! And those pictures are adorable!

Lindsey said...

Aw friend, I hope you feel better soon!!

Emily said...

I love this post... lil M is darling and how lucky you are that you get to spend three days a week with her:) So fun.. hope you start to feel better and hope x,y and z shut their mouths:)

Michelle said...

What a nice post today. I wish we could spend the morning at the zoo...but Feb in Wisconsin isn't very forgiving!!

Great list today! Hope you have a great day and feel better soon!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

The little baby doll is precious! What a sweet little face, innocent.

And I too am sorry you've been feeling bad. Seems like this year there's been a lot more bugs going around, from head to tummy.

Good news! The weekend is on the way!!!

Nicole O'Dell said...

Happy Thanksgiving Thursday! Great list of things you're thankful for--and you're sick too! Way to see the bright side!

Those pictures are precious! What a little cutie!!!

Wifey Dessert said...

she is adorable!! I am sorry that you are sick!! i will pray that you get well soon!!

Elaine said...

Oh my goodness, I have had the same thing for almost a week now. My head will not stop hurting with it. Hope you feel better soon.