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  1. Ender, Alamosa. Or nearish there. At least that's the weather they told us to look up!
  2. Yeah, sorry. Not a diagnosis diagnosis. I’ve been explaining this to a lot of family lately, so I’ve had to shorthand and appropriate some verbiage that they relate to. Forgot I was going to be addressing some pros on here Here’s what I wrote on FB. The hardest part was seeing the subtest scores in the ability tests, not gonna lie. The only other scores I’ve read through are Noah’s and my own. Noah’s scores were all well above average except in areas where he displays more of a disability challenge - working memory, processing speed, etc. My lowest standardized test score ever was in the 94th percentile (don’t recall the subtest). Seeing scores this “low” was painful. There’s a lot to unpack there I’m aware. And in a similar vein, the entire 2nd grade gets screened for the gifted program in the next month, and I’m not sure exactly how I feel about that either. Luke is in the local public school so he can take full advantage of their special needs programs and supports. Noah’s at a public classical charter. It’s good for him, but would be too strict for Luke. I think they were near Alamosa? Near Rio Grande, but not THE Rio Grande (which confused a lot of those Texas kids).
  3. So for those of you who didn't see my post last month on FB, Luke officially got his autism diagnosis from the district's psychologist. I had a lot of feelings about it. We actually had his ARD last week with the whole gang. Everyone agreed that he's just the sweetest kid, which is good since he can be quite a pill at home most days. He's going well academically, but he's still a bit behind his peers in reading and writing, which isn't a great shock considering that his expressive and receptive speech is his #1 issue. So he gets one-on-one help during those times in class. But I question this a bit because apparently he's been "reading" Captain Underpants books during their DARE (drop everything and read) time, and CU is waaaaay above his reading level. We have a parent-teacher conference tomorrow, so we'll probably bring that up. Pleasure reading doesn't seem that effective if he's not actually reading. The big kiddo is doing well at school still. He's currently making straight-As, and 4/5 of his 7 classes are technically honors classes since ALL the core classes are honors classes. (And I say 4/5 because they have one 2 period class they call the integrated humanities program that serves as their language arts and social studies credits, but it's one grade on the reports.) He's also taking biology, Spanish, and geometry/Euclid's Elements as honors classes. He also spent a week in Colorado 2 weeks ago on a 5 day backpacking trip with a small group of boys from his class. Way cooler than anything I ever got to do in school. Pics attached. Mine's the one with the hair. He's also bringing up the rear in the pic where they're actually hiking. His backpack doesn't match because he was the only kid on the trip who actually supplied his own gear as opposed to borrowing it from the expedition company that the school used, and as such, he came home less sore than everyone else, despite his feet problems, probably because his backpack has been properly fitted and he's received more than 15 minutes of instruction on how to pack it.
  4. I think it was in her head and that's how Jacen heard the lightsabers... Noah and I have been having this argument for over a week now. No resolution in sight.
  5. Cerina


    Finally saw this on Friday! My husband and I really enjoyed it. I laughed and cried. I can see why so many people are taking offense to it, and I'm eating that up. I thought it was cleverly subtle while being completely IN YOUR FACE with its messaging.
  6. My kiddos start back on the 14th and 16th. And since Noah's at a charter school, even a public one, his school is on a completely different holiday schedule than Luke's.
  7. Holy shit, jacob. did you even open the calendar??
  8. OH crap. Thanks for the reminder. I was prescribed Ozempic since I'm pre-diabetic, but the pharmacy needed the doctor to approve something. I need to follow up.
  9. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MTJsaXAxbmlsYXJhYWVlY241NGJsOTY3dWcgY2VyZWVzZTgyQG0&tmsrc=cereese82%40gmail.com
  10. Not sure exactly. I think they're looking at staying close~ish to Denver. We'll probably work out more of these details in the coming years.
  11. We've been talking about moving out of Texas. We're not going anywhere as long as my grandparents are all still alive, so we've got a few years yet. My sister and BIL are looking at buying a large tract of land in Colorado, and we might do something like build on a small part of it. If that doesn't happen, we've talked about heading to the NW.
  12. hotels.com You don't have to stick to a particular chain. Our only hall pass is Britney.
  13. HYPOTHETICALLY...my spouse would be laughing his ass off while I tried to politely faked a stomach bug.
  14. I know I've said this before, but I still just love how hanging out with all of you is soo easy. It's amazing what 20ish years of online friendships can give you, even with people you still haven't actually "met" in person. I'm probably more comfortable and more of myself on these Zooms than I am with most people in real life.
  15. I was shocked by the death! I know they haven't done much lately, but they're always just like a comfort character showing up randomly. Just nice knowing that there's someone out there fighting the good fight completely behind the scenes.
  16. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5168117350 Something funky was going on with the other link. Use this one.
  17. How do I join the game? Zoom is open btw
  18. Do NOT show this to my teenager. OMG.
  19. My heart truly breaks for the families of those men, and especially for the 19 year-old kid that was with them. But the absolute hubris and privilege on display from all of this is just...I don't know if there's a word tbh. It's anger inducing for sure.
  20. Honestly, I don't have any major issues with Biden. And I doubt too many people do (R's excepted). He's just kinda...blah. I think he was a good solid choice for 2020, but I'd prefer that the party move on. But I'll vote for him over 95% of republicans these days. That party has moved from "conservative" to "crazy" and I just can't with that.
  21. Somebody text me about 10 minutes before I'm supposed to open the Zoom. I might forget because I'm fairly sure I'm perimenopausal and my brain sucks these days
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