Saturday, January 16, 2010

Things are going well...

Just a shout out to you blog-readers to give you a quick update on life. The reason I haven't been keeping up (even worse than usual) is that I began a new full-time job in December as an itinerant teacher for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It's busy, challenging, time-consuming and I absolutely love it. This is what I'd wanted to do all along so it's a thrill to finally be doing it!

Kennedy - December 2009Kennedy continues to thrive at middle school - she is joining everything! She made the cheerleading team, is on the "Celebrate" team at her school (they plan various events, etc around the school), she continues to do sign language club with her interpreter once a week, is in the school choir, which just began in January, is taking a four-week babysitting course through the Red Cross, and is back to theatre classes at Interaction Children's Theatre Company after the holiday break. She also just mentioned the other day she put her hand up when they asked who was interested in going skiing at the school (yikes!). She also got funding for a new "netbook" computer, which will be a great help to her at school for taking notes, working on projects, reports, etc. It travels to and from school so she can continue on work she started at school in the evenings, etc. It is very cute, bright blue and already adorned with a "Justin Bieber" desktop. That would also be another BIG interest in her life right now - as she says, she's got "the Bieber fever"...

So, you see my friends, even if I were NOT working my butt off at my new job, I'd still have little time for updating the blog (or anything else) because my daughter has a much fuller, exciting life than her father and I do and we are the designated chauffeurs for our busy gal.

Taylor - December 2009
We also find time in amongst Kennedy's busy social calendar to get up to Moncton to see our sweet granddaughter Taylor (we actually made it there earlier today!), who is growing up so fast it's scary!

Hope life is treating you all well!


Kristi said...

Congratulations, Lisa!!! I'm so happy for you!

And, as for Miss Kennedy... she is just a rockstar! Far cooler than I ever was in middle school (or highschool... college... ever!) and so involved! I think it's fantastic. You must be so proud!

Your granddaughter is HUGE! She looks like such the little toddler... not at all like a baby in that picture. Time flies!

Take care, busy lady!

PS... CHARGE Accounts turned out great! Meant to send you an email and got blindsided by the holidays! :-)

Crystal M. said...

Congrats Lisa, its great to be doing something with you life when you really love doing.
WOw Kennedy you wear me out with all your activities but I am very happy with everything you are doing, you inspired me girl!!
Your granddaughter is getting big and so so so cute!!

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Hope your new job is going well, Lisa. It sounds great! I'm so happy for you!

What fun Kennedy is having in middle school--she's so active! I love how social she is!

I can't believe how little Taylor is growing up so fast--amazing!

ellen charge said...

lisa ud make a great itinerate deaf teacher in fact if i had u when i was in school id of probly not done anywork coz id b asking yuou bout our kk tellign yuou all the god things im doign and jstu havign hugs wed be making the main stream teachers scream but i dotn care coz i love my lisa wier

Molly said...

Thanks for the update! I was beginning to wonder what you guys were up to. It sounds busy, but good busy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lisa on your new & exciting job - how great to finally be able to do what you've always wanted to!! And Kennedy, you totally rock!! Love all the cool stuff you're doing!

Kurby Family said...

Happy Birthday Kennedy! You seem quite busy these days, but sounds like you are having fun!