Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's summertime and the livin's easy...

Hello friends, sorry it has been quite a while since I have posted. I have so much content from the time that I was absent, but I had absolutely no motivation for writing. Sorry folks, but sometimes we need a break from these things. Let's see what has been going on while I was away...lots of school, I got an A in Chemistry and a B in Anatomy and Physiology 1, I took and passed my Nursing Aide 1 State Exam on the first try...woot woot. I am back at work full time for the summer, and dear hubby is also working this summer so that we can stay afloat financially. So needless to say there is a lot of juggling and separate shifts, so that we can keep the kids out of way too expensive summer camp. The kids get out of school in a week exactly.
This 10 year old graduates 4th grade next week....you might ask why there is a graduation, well here where we live, they have decided to build a transitional school that houses just 5th and 6th graders to relieve some of the overcrowding in the area schools. My daughter is very excited about the possibility of being in the same class next year as her best friend that went to a different school in the area this year. She will be finishing 4th grade with straight As and I am so proud of her. The little man is doing well as well. He jumped from a non-reader at the beginning of the year to a level D, which puts him at the end of Kindergarten level. We have decided that it would be most beneficial for him to repeat 1st grade and to try to overcome his dyslexia issues. The school has been great about getting him extra attention and he spends a little bit of time almost everyday with a special ed teacher. I am so proud of the strides he has made as well.

So it seems that we may have skipped over Spring and jumped right to Summer. What does summertime mean for us...it means making the most use out of summer berries by making muffins, mint infused ice cubes, water with lemon and mint, Begonias, Sun Tea, easy dinners out, easy meals in. The meals pictured are pesto pasta with eggs on top, grilled tomato and smoked gouda sandwich with an easy tomato balsamic salad, and spinach artichoke dip for our meal out. Once the kids are totally out of school, I will be home during the day Monday through Thursday...I look forward to that. I have lots of plans of cleaning, organizing, crafting, hiking, swimming, etc. It is going to be a good summer...and now off to work.
Peace, Yasmin

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