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An unexpected day with a doctor

Saturday, March 29, 2014

first - check the baby's temperature

then, look at her eyes

don't forget to listen to her breathe

have to give her medicine

a doctor has to have some fun putting up his equipment

Let's see what is going on

Let's make sure this is clean.

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/31/2014 7:19PM

    Don't know how I missed this blog, just adorable. He is really growing!!! and such a cutie. He really looks intent while doing the "exam"!!!!!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/30/2014 4:17PM

    emoticon emoticon that was cute

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OLDERDANDRT 3/30/2014 12:34PM

    Wow!!!! You just may have an up and coming Pediatrician on your hands there!! How absolutely adoreable!!! (((HUGS)))

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JOYINKY 3/29/2014 11:57PM

    Well done! All doctors should be this focused and attentive! Smiles!

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LILYDOG11 3/29/2014 8:50PM

    How Sweet !!

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VIADOLOROSA 3/29/2014 8:48PM


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WALLAHALLA 3/29/2014 8:22PM

    emoticon adorable

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JAMBABY0 3/29/2014 8:15PM

    so cute, thanks for sharing

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Making up Snow Days

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My county finally came out with how the county will make up the snow days:
students are forgiven all days,
certified employees (me) will add June 3 and 4 to our year (they were furlough days, so furlough days were switched) plus 40 hours of flex time! So my last work day is June 4 - the day before my birthday. At least we have all of March, April, and May to make up the flex hours.
paraprofessionals will have to work on May 30th and June 2nd and have 15 flex hours to document.

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 3/22/2014 10:38AM

    Yes it is amazing what gets forgiven and fixed during an election year! emoticon Our county took away our President's Day holiday and a teacher workday. The students are not having to make up any more though. We are documenting all the extra hours we work past school time which really adds up. Our county has decided to give back 2 of our furlough days for next year. Again, isn't it amazing what happens in election years?

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OLDERDANDRT 3/12/2014 12:07PM

    Our kids were forgiven those snow days, too. Heck, twern't their fault we had that awful storm after storm after storm, right?! hehe Glad no big back lash for y'all!
Hope you are having a super day!! ((HUGS))

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KRYS210 3/11/2014 9:45PM

    My district, like yours, forgave student days - we have such a nice governor! The teachers have to put in and document 15 extra hours to make up the difference but no extra days. They are very happy! They are looking at outsourcing substitute teachers for next year, so I'm not sure how that will work out for me.

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/11/2014 7:10PM

    Sounds like a plan! emoticon

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A Day with DGS with pics

Saturday, March 01, 2014

My DH and I took our DGS up to Chattanooga to visit the aquarium and the creative children's museum. We all had a blast all day long.

first thing we got to do was pet a corn snake. I didn't realize how soft snakes are.

He loved watching the fish. We only got through one of the buildings today. Took 2.5 hours going at DGS's pace.

This was one of his favorite ways to watch the fish swim in the tanks.

This is one of his favorite parts of the Children's Museum.

He had to feed the stuffed dog, took the bowl, got a chicken leg from the children's kitchen and brought it back in the dog bowl to eat. So cute!

This is what a two year old looks like after a wonderfully busy day! and to tell the truth, his grandparents weren't too far behind.

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ANDREWS_MOM 3/2/2014 6:27PM

    So fun!! Glad you alll had such a great time!!

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OLDERDANDRT 3/2/2014 11:13AM

    Awww!!! What a fabulous day!!! He's quite a cutie patootie!!! And when the little one finally tuckers out.........I'd have liked to had my own stroller about then, too!! hehe But what fun!! Way to go!! Have a peaceful, restful Sunday, my friend!! (((HUGS)))

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JOYINKY 3/2/2014 10:06AM

    You are building wonderful memories with DGS, for you all! Enjoy these years, they are priceless! As are the pictures, thanks for sharing.

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GOLFGMA 3/2/2014 7:03AM

    I remember days like that. So nice. The photos are lovely! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/1/2014 11:39PM

    I remember when we took our son there when he was younger. It was a blast. We liked the sea horse exhibits the best, especially the donut shaped aquarium where the kids could crawl through to the inside and look out.

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Winter Storm February 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Round one gave us at least 1/4" of sleet Tuesday night. Luckily, my DD and new DGD had been discharged from the hospital before this hit. As you can see, it was on the roads and sidewalks as well as the ground. I am glad that we had sleet and not the freezing rain other places got because we kept power.

This is a picture of my backyard after we got 2" of snow on top of the ice. Right now it is very pretty because I don't have to be anywhere.

Schools have been closed since Tuesday. Haven't been informed about tomorrow yet. My county has a lot of dirt roads and higher elevations. My guess is we won't have school tomorrow either and we will be adding minutes to the school day to make up the days.

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/13/2014 10:22PM

    Your pictures are very pretty and glad you don't have to get out in it!!! Enjoy your view!!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 2/13/2014 6:10PM

    The snow is pretty on the ground and trees and especially if you don't have to go anywhere!! I think that makes it even prettier!! hehe Glad your new DGD got to come home before the nasties got started!! AND that y'all didn't lose power!! We did get some freezing rain last night, but we lucked up and didn't lose power either!! Yay!!

Our schools are closed again tomorrow, too. Just as I figured. Glad I'm not working any more. Nurses have to get there come heck or high water and I've had enough of that through the years! My DGDs went to the park with their mom & dad today (they are in walking distance) and played on the snowy playground!! Had a wonderful time. Better them than me! hehe!
Y'all stay safe and warm and stay in!! (((HUGS)))

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JOYINKY 2/13/2014 5:15PM

    Very pretty pictures! We've missed 10 days of school this winter and counties (KY) are scrambling on how to make the days up. Enjoy your time off with your family!

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2014 11:07AM

    I love the beauty of a winter wonderland.

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A Blessing Before the Storms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

meet my new little granddaughter. She was born yesterday at 1:39 PM. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz
length: 18.5"
Once she decided she was ready, she came very quickly. I am very glad that she decided Monday was the best day to be born because the state is ready for very bad storms tonight and tomorrow.
Family is now home and resting.

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/12/2014 10:21AM

    She is just adorable!! Can't wait to see pictures of her growing up like the other two!!! So thankful she came before the storm!!!!

Enjoy her!!! emoticon

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KOPSBABY 2/12/2014 6:47AM

    Congratulations to our newest Grandma. Glad everyone is home safe and doing well.

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JOYINKY 2/11/2014 10:47PM

    Congratulations to all!!

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LAURELSPARK 2/11/2014 8:27PM

    You are one lucky grandma!

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OLDERDANDRT 2/11/2014 7:54PM

    Awwww!!!! Congratulations on the newby as well as her good sense in when to get born!! Way to go!! hehe
Y'all stay safe and warm, now, through the storms and prayers they don't cause any problems for any of y'all!! Sweet lil girl!! (((HUGS)))

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TRYNAGAIN194 2/11/2014 7:47PM

    emoticon she is beautiful !!!!

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 2/11/2014 6:01PM

    She is beautiful! What a blessing! emoticon So glad everyone is home and doing well!

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WALLAHALLA 2/11/2014 4:45PM

    precious little bundle!

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