Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Another new pattern I have recently wrote!  This, too, will be up for sale as soon as testing is finished!  Both fun AND warm! :)

Adult size:


Monday, February 14, 2011

Pretty anticlimatic

As I was driving out of the driveway today to go to the "big meeting" at the school, my darn van slid and went off the driveway and got stuck in the snow.  I ended up calling the school and letting them know that I'd be late.  The hubby tried to pull the van out, but wasn't successful, so I ended up taking his truck to the school.  I was about 20 minutes late.  *sigh*  Not the impression I wanted to give for this meeting.
When we got there everyone was very civil.  Ella Ames was absent.  Odd, since she was listed on the paperwork as someone that would be there.
Everything that we suggested to the school for something for Timmy was met with "Hmm... we'll see.  I'll have to talk to Ella Ames about that before I can approve it."
Modified school day: We've never done that before.  I don't know if we can.  I'll have to talk to Ella Ames first.
Riding the pre-k bus: I'm not sure.  I'll have to talk to Ella Ames about it.
Upping his speech therapy back to the 3 times a week that he was on before they cut it because they said he didn't have a speech and language issue: I'll have to talk to Ella Ames about that as well.
So ... we really are nowhere.  We really didn't progress at all.  I was told that they would discuss this with Ella Ames and they'd call me for another meeting.
In the meantime ... I guess we just wait.  Ugh.

On a side note ...
The van is now unstuck.  It took my husband *6 hours* to get it out of the snow.  We called AAA and had a tow truck come out twice, but the tow company refused to winch it out because they were afraid they'd get stuck too.  Ugh.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

3 little hats.

A friend commissioned me to make her daughter 3 hats.  She requested a 2 cloches and one of my Nottinghamshire hats.  Here they are!

Pretty pink cloche with a purple button flower.

Pretty white cloche with a red fluffy flower!

Nottinghamshire in pink

Friday, February 11, 2011

Preparing for battle

Today I met with Leanna and Bruce from The Resource Center.  OMG ... I'm in love.  These two are just wonderful.  They really want to get Timmy all the help they can.
We talked for 2 hours about how we would go into the meeting on Monday.  About what we would not back down on, and what was most important to us.
They are suggesting we do a modified school day.  Timmy would go to school for 1/2 a day.  In that time that he was at the school, he would receive all of his therapy services as well as do some class things with the kids his age.  Like go to art or gym with them.
My other son, Adrian, rides on the pre-k bus.  The pre-k bus runs at 1/2 the day.  So the pre-k bus stops at our house every day.  I told them that I'd be comfortable with Timmy riding that bus, because the children on the bus were younger, and less apt to bully Timmy.  That if the school would be willing to bus him on there, that I'd be willing to drive him TO school.
We talked about things that the school SHOULD have done.  Things that they didn't even OFFER.  Things that they should be forced to do now.  There was a lot.
We will be getting Timmy in to be tested for CAP (Auditory Processing Disorder).
There is a lot on the plate right now.  I'm stressing about this darn meeting on Monday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I've made a new pattern! Woot!  This one is going to be for sale on Ravelry and on my Etsy store.  It is currently being tested by a few ladies, so as soon as it passes inspection, I'll have it up! :)
Some pics ...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Resource Center

Today I had a meeting with an intake adviser with The Resource Center.  We talked about Timmy's therapist wanting him evaluated for PDD.  We talked about the school and the bullying.  We talked about Timmy's "quirkiness".  We talked for a long time.
She is setting us up with a social worker and a family specialist who will help us out with the school and navigating this whole long road.
I have a meeting set up with them next week.  We'll discuss how we are going to handle everything with the school.  I'm glad that there will be more people there with me.  I'm glad that there are people that are really going to take Timmy's best interests to heart and fight for them.

I used to work at The Resource Center.  It's hard to believe that I'm going to be needing them to help me with my own child.