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Ramblings of the Mind, is a collection of art, poems, and thoughts. Many of my poems might be dark and depressing, but writing is how I cope with things life throws at us. When I’m frustrated, hurt, and sad, I write. It helps me cope with my feeling though not every poem will fit this description most of them.

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The Morning

 

The alarm resounds in my head and I grumble and moan.

It pulls me from my slumber with a start.

My blankets wrapped around me keeping me warm as the cold morning air hits me.

 

I pull the covers over my head.

It can’t be morning already.

I want to hide from everyone and everything.

Just lay and look up at the ceiling and dream.

 

I want to hide from the world and pull the blankets closer.

The cold morning air wakes me, but I retreat under the covers.

Never leave the warmth and safety of the bed

Just lay and look up at the ceiling and dream.

 

I lay alone with all my thoughts,

The quiet in the morning

No one expecting anything from me

In this quiet time, oh the thoughts that come

 

Alas I must rise, each day the same

Running a race that never ends

 

Let me pull the covers back over my head.

The race never ends, just to take some days alone with my kids.

No work, no stress, just me and my kids.

 

Van’s ears

Van’s ears

I am not a medicine, medicine type of person, but I am also not the holistic girl either. I believe in a balance. I know some won’t agree but what you do with your body and your family is your business.  So I take my kids to a chiropractor and I go as well.  Don’t really know if it helps with anything else then my back feeling good.  My chiropractor tells to to not give my kids an vacciantions and to cancel Van’s surgery for his ears.  He says that iF Van gets adjusted three times a week he won’t have any fluid in his ears.  Well great! Let me just tell my son that you may not may not hear. Oh and somehow get you to the chirporctor three times a week! That’s a laugh! And when they say that Zelda has autism because of her vaccinations I cringe.  They don’t know what causes autism! But hey there are five kids in Devin’s family who are on the spectrum! Yet people still say its vaccinations! I am not saying I have the answers but let’s play would you rather. Would I rather have Zelda the way she is or Zelda who has or has had mumps, rubella, or many of the other things we vacciante for. They say its the vaccinations! Sorry just needed to vent.  I feel sometimes you need to take medicine and sometimes you don’t.  I really like going to my chirpractor but I am tired of the pressure and making me or sorry trying to make me feel bad for things like Van’s surgery or vaccinations! I am already stressed enough with his surgery!


Zelda’a IEP

 

ZELDA’S IEP

May 7, 2013 at 9:46pm

 We had Zelda’s IEP today.  Zelda is in the 3 year old preschool disabled classroom.  I am not saying anything negative about her school, because I love the team of people that work with her.  Its the IEP process that I have some concerns with.

 

What I would like to see is a copy of a working copy of IEP’s given out to parents possible a week or more before the IEP meeting.   I know some people would say that this creates more work for teachers, but really they have to write it anyway. 

When I came to this IEP I felt for lack of a better work dumb.  this was not the fault of the school district.  I read over Zelda’s old IEP and her progress report before the meeting.  I came with questions that I wanted to ask at the meeting based on the goals and objectives set forth in her original IEP.  I felt prepared. 

There were some objectives that Zelda was not making based on her progress report and I had questions prepared based on that report.  The problem was that now she has reached those goals and there were not new goals.

I would have liked to know the new goals ahead of time.  I wanted to ask about different ways I could help zelda at home.  So that both home and school were on the same page.

 

I felt this way through most of the meeting but my shock came when they talked about where they wanted to place Zelda for next year.  When Zelda started school in October they talked about putting in the inclusion 3 year old room in December, then it was the end of the year.  Then it was to let her transiton in summer program.  Tehn she wqsa goin got go there teh following yhear.  Now they say they want her to go to the preschool disabled 4 year old class.   I mean did I miss something.  I was dumbfounded.  I mean if I knew that that is what they were planning I could have been better equipped to asked questions.  Is Zelda not doing as well as we all had thought? 

I know have so many questions and it frustrates me because I had the entire IEP team there this morning and was given new information and no time to process it.  Now I have questions. 

 

 

 

Its not just this school district.  From what I can see all school districts do the same thing.  I have been told that legally 7 to 10 days after the IEP meeting the parents are supposed to get a copy of the IEP.  Wouldn’t it have been much better if 7 to 10 days before parents received a working copy.  I mean there are parents who care and want to work with the school.   We are not the enemy.  If we both wants what is best for our children, they we should both be on the same page.  Maybe the law needs to be changed.