September 3, 2012
It is Labor Day 2012 and my son has reminded me (several times) to update my blog so here ya go.
The summer has gone by quickly. I made a trip to South Carolina to pick up Mandi in June. While there I got so see Jeremy's work place, Sage Valley Golf Club. It is fabulous. He is very fortunate to get to work in such a magnificent area. I brought Mandi home to Ohio and the following week Jeremy joined her. It was a quick trip but it was wonderful to spend time with them. SO much nicer that they are closer.
Work has been slow over the summer but is quickly picking up. The pay out for year one of TIF is underway. Much data to be entered before the actual pay out in Dec. At the same time year two is underway. The staff need to be inserviced on the plan. In addition we are into the OTES new teacher evaluation system and will be piloting the SLO student learning outcomes this year.
Pat is busy at Johnson's. Some days are really busy while others drag on with no calls. The economy has had a lot to do with business everywhere.
Thursday night Pat and I went to see 38 Special a the Midland Theater in Newark. It was a wonderful show. Hard to see at times even though we were just 8 rows back from the stage. Nice to get out and hear a classic band in a beautiful venue that is fairly close to home. We have tickets to see two other shows later this year and next spring.
Dogs are fine. Enjoying the cooler (ha ha) weather. Well at least in the evenings when it does cool off, they enjoy running in their yard. They won't be happy when I begin working everyday or so. Neither enjoy spending time in their kennels.
There ya go Jeremy. I am up to date. At least for a little while. LOL
"I like to think of myself as an artist, and my life is my greatest work of art. Every moment is a moment of creation, and each moment of creation contains infinite possibilities. I can do things the way I've always done them, or I can look at all the different alternatives, and try something new and different and potentially more rewarding. Every moment presents a new opportunity and a new decision. What a wonderful game we are playing, and what a magnificent art form..." Shatki Gawain
In August 2008 I retired from school administration after 36 years. I taught special education for 18 years before becoming a principal. During the administration years I also served as director of special education for the district.I am the only staff member to have closed two buildings in the district. Sycamore School that was incorporated with Chestnut School to form Central and Washington School which closed and all moved to Central.
I miss the kids and the staff but not the headaches.
I live in a small rural community in Ohio with my husband, Pat and our jack russell dogs, Brody and Emma.
Our son, Jeremy lives in Aiken, South Carolina and is a PGA golf pro. July 16, 2011 he married the love of his life, Mandi who is now officially our daughter in law. We miss them both but it is great having them within driving distance now.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you've never done. When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Remember....The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.