Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Laura's school uses the trimester system. I haven't figured it all out yet but Thursday she had her SLC. SLC means student lead conference. Unlike usual parent teacher conferences, the student attends and participates.
Laura's teacher said many good things about her. She said that she can rely on Laura to do the right thing. I felt very proud to hear that. The only negative thing I heard was from her gym teacher who said Laura loses focus when she plays with her best friend.
After the meeting, we went to the hair cuttery where I had my bangs trimmed, stopped in the Goodwill and ran into Giant to stock up on Laura's favorite yogurt. Then we celebrated at Red Robin for lunch.
The day wasn't quite over yet. We took Laura to get her hair trimmed at Sweet and Sassy. I had a groupon there then headed to Toys R Us so Laura could return something and use gift cards.
I also got Jason a car that rattles and stacking cups. Laura got a game for her Leapster and a bracelet making thing.
The rest of the day we relaxed!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Jeff corrupted me. Yes, I watched the show Dexter and Breaking Bad. Both of these are not my typical television shows. However, they are both so addicting.
I was pregnant when I first started watching both too. I had to look away at the disgusting parts. I remember clearly one episode of Breaking Bad when I actually threw up in the living room because of one particular scene.
Jeff and I bond a lot over series shows. We enjoy watching them at night after the children are in bed. We also relax watching them as Jason naps and Laura's visiting family on Saturday afternoons.
I always preferred Dexter over Breaking Bad but I must admit that the Dexter final season and finale were huge disappointments. Breaking Bad had the best ending and tied up loose endings. In my opinion, I think Dexter went down hill when Deb found out his true identity. It wasn't the same mysterious show after that.
Anyway, I have many fond memories of watching both with my husband. I'm also very happy Homeland,Greys Anatomy,Body of Proof and Ironside are on. Walking Dead comes back on soon too. I'm not quite a fan of that but it is interesting. It gives me nightmares!
October begins National Disability Employment Month. Congress has set October to be dedicated for awareness for employers to hire those with disabilities in 1988. This was to replace Employ the Physically Handicapped Week made in 1962.
Currently it is hard for anyone to obtain a job. When a physical disability is added into the mix, employment gets even more challenging. However, fear is really the only reason why employers hold back in hiring those with disabilities.
Employers fear that people with disabilities won't be able to handle the position, afraid customers might shy away from the person or liabilities will increase. Fear should not get in the way of hiring great employees.
Employers need to hire people with disabilities. Statistically speaking, those with disabilities are better workers. They know their disability better than anyone and can adapt to the job. If customers seriously have a problem with them due to the disability, then do you really want their business anyway?
If you are an employer and are hiring, try to look at a persons credentials and look beyond the disability. You might just be hiring the best worker out there!