Friday, March 22, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. I had to go back on my every day inhaler when the flooding happened. I just was wheezing too much. I try not take it if I don't have to. The side effects suck. I'm tired, my skin feels itchy, my hands feel tingly, and my mouth is so dry. It hard to go off of it. It's a Steroid. My body wants to keep taking it. If I don't take it, I go back into a wheezing fit. 

  2. Isaak got into the crappiest middle school, for the district. Omaha Public Schools is way different from the school district I went to. I had 1 middle school in District 66. Omaha Public Schools has 12! They have you fill out 3 choices, and a computer picks your choice. It happens a lot where it skips your choices all together, and picks the school closest to your home. In our case, the one closest to our home is pretty crappy. They've been in the news showcasing all their fights. Oh joy! We knew this could happen. We also know, for our empathetic son that it's not a good fit!

    We filled out transfer papers, for him to get into the school district I went to. Chances are that he won't get into that district. They are already full. We won't find out until the middle of next month to know if he gets in, or not.

    Today Travis took Isaak, and toured a school that's still in Omaha Public Schools, yet is out of our bussing range. We have to fill out transfer papers in April to have him go to the middle school of our choice. I think he'll get in, BUT it will suck because there's no bussing. Beveridge Middle School was remodeled 3 or so years ago. It's an art and theater magnet school. Why they need focus areas in middle school is beyond me. The school seems like Isaak's personality to a T. I wish I could have found a better shot of the building. There are 3D abstract people dancing around in the front.

  3. Mica's already talking about how the school Isaak wants to get in is his rival school. I said, "They can't be rivals when they are in the same school district."

    Mica's school fits him to a T. He's such a science nerd. He goes to a science magnet school.

  4. I think this is pretty cool - residents that don't have flooding problems, but their neighbor's do have signs on their mailboxes saying, "Water" and "Laundry". When the signs are up, people know it's a safe zone to get help with those things. I love how in times of need, people step it up. 

  5. I had a student that's Mother passed away last semester. She had a clot in her brain. Now her family's home could possibly be one that's flooded. They live on a hill, so fingers crossed that it's ok. They haven't been able to go home to assess any damage that may have occurred. 

  6. Isaak got something new that's common apparently. A tonsil stone AKA Tonsilloliths. They usually don't remove them. The best thing to do: Gargle with salt water or apple cider vinegar and water. It must have helped because it went away after a few days of gargling. It's food particles that collect after having a cold. Have you ever had a tonsil stone?


Mandy said...

Oh wow. A tonsil stone sounds awful!

And then the bad luck with the school system?

And the flooding?

Sounds like a miserable month. :(

Glad things are starting to get back on track though. Tonsil stone gone, papers in for the school transfer, neighbors willing to help out others… Hopefully things keep improving…

Harry Flashman said...

I have been watching the weather channel and it looks like things out there have been pretty bad. I'm sorry you have to put up with it. I know what it's like. We have those storm remnants come through here, and everything gets trashed. The power can be out for a week or more. I've been up here so long we have backups to everything but it's still an anxious time.

I took my kids out of the public schools here when they were grade school level, and home schooled them. Got their curriculum from the Texas Tech Outreach program. My wife and I were both teaching in public schools at the time, so we got a lot of flak for it, but I didn't care. I didn't want mine being exposed to that environment. Worked out fine for them and they have been well adjusted and successful in life.

Hang in there. It's always darkest before the dawn, or so "they" say.

Ai Sakura said...

Oh dear hope the flooding situation eases up for you soon and your wheezing episodes past by fast!!

School systems are quite different here in Singapore. Students usually choose their own schools and they are distributed based on their merit for national exams, and ranking of preferred choices. Only in entry to Pri sch is distance really taken into account.

Some students actually travel to our schools from nearby Malaysia daily!

An Apel a Day said...

Thank you everyone. Things seem to be looking up I hope. :)

Liz Mays said...

That SO stinks about the school. I really, really hope that gets remedied!

I've never had a tonsil stone, but then again I don't have tonsils!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I hope you get the school situation worked out. I just got custody of my 12 year old niece. The did a bunch of redistricting and now the middle school that the girls went to isn't accepting applications for next year, so I had to send my niece to a school I'm not thrilled about. The councilor is supposed to give me a late application waver for the better middle school for next year in hopes that it will still be considered. If not, I think she'll be stuck at the bad school for another year :(

I have had a tonsil stone before. I was able to press the side of my tongue into my tonsil and it came out after a few tries.

An Apel a Day said...

@Theresa you are busy! I hope things go well with your niece. That's big life changes at your house! Sucks to have bad schools at all. Kids should be safe in a positive environment.

~ Noelle said...

tonsil stones... UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhh
Savannah has strep right now, I hate all sickness with our kids.


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