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Blustery weather - J tells me we had a storm early this morning. I didn't hear a thing. The book club meeting was fun with lots of lively discussion. Two people didn't finish the book (The Divine Ryans by Wayne Johnston), two people...

That's very unusual - We took J to the doctor this afternoon. I had my suspicions about what was wrong with him and when I called in, I told the nurse what I was thinking. It was clear from her responses that she thought...

Field trip - J's field trip went well. They went for a tour of Western because that's the school his teacher attended and his teacher thinks that's where they should all go, too. They also went to Lawson Village and learned all sorts...

Piano recital - J's piano recital was held this morning at a local church. There were a lot of performances by children of varying skill levels and they all did a good job. They weren't all perfect but the ones who ran into...

Inventions galore - A while ago, the kids in J's gifted class had to think of a common problem and then come up with an invention to solve that problem. They had to make a prototype (working or not) for less than $20,...

On the weekend - J is disappointed that I didn't mention this earlier. So.... On Saturday, J went with his best friend and his best friend's family to the playground at the school. While they were there, J slipped and fell off the climber,...

Interview with J, age 12 - Taken from Violet. K typed this and posted it on Facebook for him and I just copied it over. Only J could give answers like this. What is something I always say to you? Sit still. What makes me happy?...

IPRC meeting - This morning Ice and I had a meeting at the public school with J's teacher and principal and the special ed resources person (can't remember her actual title) to discuss J's IEP. Because he's in grade 6, this is his...

Annie, Jr. - The drama club at J's school put on a production of Annie tonight. They worked on it for six months, after school and a couple of Saturday mornings. J played President Roosevelt in a wheelchair. He didn't have a lot...

Wednesday, I think - J played piano at the Kiwanis Festival this morning. This was his third year at the competition and the first year that his nerves got the better of him. At least he got up there and did it. After, we...

A surprise - Tomorrow, J is competing in the Kiwanis Festival again. The kids have the day off school so the girls are coming along too (let's just pretend they're doing that voluntarily and not because I told them that if I couldn't...

In grade 6, no less - Tonight at supper, J said that a boy in his class was talking about a certain notorious video. You know, the one with a couple of females and a drinking vessel. He said the boy started telling everyone what happened...

J - Today is J's 12th birthday. Because he likes to read about himself on my blog (usually), here are some random items about the day he was born. With two girls already, I was fully prepared for a third. But I...

Sunday stuff - J spent a significant amount of time this evening reading my archives. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I didn't watch much of the race today. It was on but I wasn't paying attention. I did, however, hear...

J takes a sick day - They called from the school today to tell me J wasn't feeling well and to ask if I would pick him up. Of course I said I would even though I wasn't dressed yet. Hey, it was only 9:16am. Tried...