I laugh when people think of my title as an intellectual or fancy way of saying hello. I got that line from Charlotte’s Web (still love that book.) What was your favourite book as a child? Mine was Morris the Moose Goes to School. Clearly I have always been a bit of a bookworm, and it is something that I am trying to encourage in my children.
Thankfully it is working, they love to be read to and to be read to. I admit my little speechie heart beats a little faster when my Cielo asks if we can “practice my sounds.” She just loves the Jolly Phonics program she is learning in Kindergarten.
Yesterday I had a great day, actually I had so much good fortune I probably should have bought a lottery ticket. I started off my day with a meeting with my Education Director at work. That went well and I was off to print copies of all the assessments I have done so far this year for filing in central office. I stopped at the IT department to inquire if I could have my (crappy old) laptop connected to the wireless printer. He tried but apparently my computer had no CD rom drive and other assorted “ailments.” This came as no surprise to me as often it takes multiple attempts to even turn on; sometimes I even get a “NO OPERATING SYSTEM DETECTED” error message (that can’t be good.) My Ed Dir came to give me a copy of the agenda for Friday…they started talking about my laptop and I ended up leaving the room with a brand new work laptop. It is not mine to keep, but as a contracted employee I do not usually get employee perks so I was tickled. (Lucky thing #1)
Then I went for lunch with a group of area SLPs. None of us have many colleagues so we have taken it upon ourselves to network independently. It was great fun and I enjoyed telling them about twitter. They thought I knew a lot of people online, and I guess I do. (Good thing #2)
I finished up at work and then grabbed myself a Tim Horton’s. Last stop of the day was for gas at a First Nations gas station (tax free fuel.) When I arrived home my husband had a delicious mexican meal all ready for us. (Lucky thing #3)
Later on in the evening I got the news that we may be getting a Christmas Bonus from the rez this year. (Fortunate thing #4) Later on my dad arrived with some early Christmas gifts. (Sweet thing #5)
Much later I got a phone call from the gas station. I won their nightly Christmas draw and won a $100 gift certificate for their store! Hello? Free gas? Holla!! (awesome thing #6)
TOTALLY PUMPED FOR TODAY! Bring it universe!