I thought I would do a non cancer related post since there is a lot going on in my life that doesn't revolve around cancer (finally)!
My dad has been in Iraq since the 5th of January. Since he is a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force he is safe on the base. We are able to talk to him a few times a week, but he is not very talkative about what is going on over there. The one thing he does say is he is ready to come home. It looks like he will be home the first week of March. I try to deny that I am not like my father, but I know I am. Since he works a different schedule than me I wouldn't see him until the weekend, but I have missed him since he's been gone.
School is getting busy. I teach an integrated 3 year old class in the morning and since Christmas I have added 3 new kids bringing the total of students to 16. 9 of them are teachers kids from the daycare and 7 have special needs. It is a busy class and I am very glad to have the help of my assistant. I couldn't do it without her. My afternoon class is self contained meaning these kids have high needs and are not ready to be integrated with their peers. I have 9 of them. 8 boys and 1 girl. The girl gets a lot of attention from the boys. I have to keep them from kissing her! I can't believe there is only 4 more months of school left. I have been extremely lucky to have made it this long without catching any little bug that my kids have had. These past few weeks I have had 2 kids come down with the flu. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't catch it next. I am looking forward to the summer. Right now I don't have any plans, but I would like to take a trip. I have a friend in Hawaii that I would like to go and see. Then I know someone in Singapore. I want to get my passport so I will be prepared if I ever need to make a quick trip out of the country!
Well my life is good right now. I enjoy my job, I am planning on moving out of my parents house and I am dating a great guy. I am very lucky to have this chance for a fresh start.