day fourteen: from meatloaf to ice cream

I must say that I have been singing bluegrass in my head since my musical monday post yesterday. Man, that was fun.

A little meatloaf and fruit while I sat at my desk right before the kids arrived today. I have learned that between working from 11:30 to 3 and then immediately leaving for BYU until 7 I need to stay fed or I am seriously drifting off right there in my seat by 5. The day went well, and we were really thrilled that one little boy that hadn't communicated with us much decided to verbally participate today. These are big accomplishments in our class, and we try and notice and celebrate every one of them. This is one reason I love special education. We do a lot of noticing and celebrating.

I came home after classes tonight to find my husband had cleaned the fridge. I leaned against him while he was at the sink washing dishes and wrapped my arms around him. Then after feeding the kids and running across the street to visit our sweet neighbors who are considering nursing homes right now, Geo was craving a sundae. On the way home from getting the ice cream I fell asleep between the drive-thru exit and the first four-way stop. G laughed at me as my eyes rolled back in my head.

I feel so blessed in my exhaustion.


Connie | September 2, 2009 at 6:23 AM

I can imagine you are exhausted!
The beauty of your job is that you can celebrate the smallest accomplishments and those accomplishments are sprinkled throughout every day!
I'll miss you guys today.
btw, loved your song on Monday.

Unknown | September 2, 2009 at 7:38 AM

We'll miss you too! Have fun speechin'!

Kazzy | September 2, 2009 at 7:39 AM

Sorry... that was me. :0)

Barbaloot | September 2, 2009 at 7:59 AM

Wow-I think would love to marry someone who will clean out the fridge. That's easily my least favorite job.

Lara Neves | September 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM

I hope that you can find time to nap in the near future!

My hubby is pretty darn good at cleaning out the fridge, too. :)

Linde | September 2, 2009 at 8:50 AM

I'm surprised that even with food, you're not falling alseep in the chair at 5 p.m. :)

Way to go!!

charrette | September 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM

This? "This is one reason I love special education. We do a lot of noticing and celebrating." Reminds me of that story about Miss Jordan and "Special Occasions". I should really do a post about that sometime....

And falling asleep in the drive-thru? Totally done that. Once I fell asleep waiting at a red light and when I woke up all the cars in front of me were gone and the light was green. It was probably just a few seconds, but it scared me!

And I really liked your Allison Krauss yesterday too. Forgot to come back an comment after listening, but truly enjoyed your little foray into bluegrass.

charrette | September 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM

And seriously do you know how lucky you are to come home to such a supportive husband? I came home from picking up a friend from the airport last week and J was loading the dishwasher and wiping the counters. I got that warm-fuzzy feeling too.

Melanie Jacobson | September 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I think it takes a special spirit to teach those extra special spirits. Bless you.

gigi | September 2, 2009 at 8:00 PM

You are so cute :)

Erin | September 2, 2009 at 8:29 PM

How sweet is your husband to clean out the fridge?

I'm glad you are enjoying your time working.

LisAway | September 3, 2009 at 6:27 AM

Hey! My husband cleaned out the fridge yesterday, too! He's never done that (or anything like it) before, but I told him I wasn't up for a project (we were expecting company and I had a long list) so he decided to do it himself. It took him about 1/4 the time it would have taken me and he did it probably more than half as well as I would have. :) Go honey!!

Dedee | September 5, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Yeehaw for ice cream!