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Monday, April 7, 2014

Finally starting to swim

It's cheese with my name on it!
 Hi everybody!!  Oh how I've missed you all.  It turns out that adding full-time employment back into the mix has been a bit much for me and I've been doing my level best to keep up with all-the-things.  Most days I don't even knit!  I KNOW!!

Since we last spoke, I had a birthday and fought several times with Alex's school.  I've been trained on all of the students in my classroom except for one (which is coming soon), and today we finally enacted the safety/restraint training that we recently switched to so I was more able to help out in the room on a few occasions.  And while it certainly has been tough to work with some of the boys without being able to engage physically if it should come to that, it's been a blessing in disguise because I've learned enough about their triggers and personalities that I've learned how to avoid an aggressive episode.  It's better to avoid an incidence of aggression and self-injurious behavior than to have to engage a student who is having one.

In knitting news, I've not done much to brag about but I did finish a pretty little sample for my favorite Yarnie, Chrystee of Play At Life Yarns.  I used one of her Maki and one of her semi-solids to knit another knee high.  I've knit this sock with this exact yarn combo several times now and I love it each time.  I'm looking forward to finishing my latest knee highs with her Dark Rainbow and Blackstrap.  Look for those soon.

School (grad school that is) is going well for me.  I'm on break from my latest class and I'm still carrying a 4.0 GPA.  My job provides the supervision hours that I need to qualify for the BACB exam, which is great...but I had no idea that I would be required to do homework for that.  Now I have homework from work AND homework from school.  It's all really really overwhelming, especially with my rediculious schedule.  I'm very much looking forward to summer when seminary will be out and I can sleep.

And to wrap things up, the Mr has started to make homemade candles.  He loves it and he's really starting to get the hang of it.  Naturally there was a learning curve.  You can see him here trying to get a candle out of a mold, lol.  Turns out that there's a window of time in which you're supposed to do that and if you go past, good luck getting it out.

Eventually he will be opening an etsy shop and giving small business ownership a go.  I'm really excited for him, and for the suddenly endless supply of candles I have to burn.  Most of the first batch weren't good enough to sell, but they're good enough to scent my home :)  Our apartment has never smelled so good.

this is what happens when you don't have a proper seal.