Friday, March 6, 2020

Random Tid Bits

  1. This week is midterm week. I had one student that missed Monday-Wednesday because she was sick. That makes it hard to take exams. She's usually a very punctual student. Her roommate relies on her for a ride, so she skipped Monday as well. Note that they live within walking distance. I was more annoyed with the roommate skipping, than the sick, usually very responsible student missing.
  2. I wrote a few tests. I think they are creative. I have a crossword puzzle on both of them. Then I'd have as one multiple choice answer, something ridiculous that would never be the answer. I have two groups of people: One group thinks my tests are fun and creative. Some have said, "Please put a crossword puzzle on the test. That makes it much more interesting." The second group thinks ridiculous things added are a waist of time, and gives them too many options. They are the complainers. I've decided that no matter what, I can't win with everyone.
  3. A few weeks ago I found out I'm going to be an Aunt again. I have one niece, and 6 nephews. In August I'll have another niece. My younger sister is going to have her 5th child! She's actually had one more, but he passed away. She has Evan (almost 15), Elijah (almost 12), Emerson (8), Edison (almost 6), and this one will be Margret after our Grandma we never knew. She died when my Dad was just a few years old.

    Because my sister is a carrier of Trisomy 18: She has 1 in 3 chances of having a kid living with it, 1 in 3 chances of a kid carrying it to pass it on like she has, and 1 in 3 chances of having a kid that's not a carrier at all. It's a bit of a touchy subject with a few family members. I understand the opinions. Heck I was done after 2 kids. BUT she's not me, so I will love the kid regardless.

    Because of my outlook, I was the 2nd one told. She told me right after her husband. She was scared to tell our older sister, and nervous to tell my parents. It went ok. My Mom is excited to buy more girl things, everyone is glad after this, that they are totally done, Elijah (almost 12) is annoyed that their family of boys is getting a girl, Isaak's glad because Edison (almost 7) doesn't like to be picked up any more; he thinks this new baby will take his spot.

    Meet Margret: 

    My Dad, Mom and I were all talking about what we'd call her. Margret, Maggie, Greta are all names that came up.
  4. Next week is spring break. It's also Mica's trip to Chicago. Fingers crossed it all goes well!

  5. Mica's Health Care Academy Teacher wants him to go to Huston, Texas this summer for a Health Event. It's $1,500 we'd have to cough up. I am thinking that's a firm - no! I am pretty sure she's not too happy he won't be going. I really didn't say anything when she brought it up. I didn't know signing him up, for Health Care Academy would mean he'd be part of a big, expensive trip. It wouldn't even be fun - all around. It would be health conferences, and activities that revolved around that. Maybe I should have told her, nope. I was kind of in jaw dropping mode.


mail4rosey said...

$1500 for a trip is so unreasonable, geez. Tell her if she's paying, he's going, lol. :) I saw on social media that the Chicago trip was cancelled for the virus floating around. Bummer. I understand the safety first thing though, too. Congrats to your sister. I was surprised to see the little girl's name didn't start with an E!!! :) My daughter is expecting again too, by choice. They wanted their little one to have a sibling close in age. They are hoping for a boy, so they will have a boy and a girl. I said I thought it would be nice if they had two girls too, but you could tell that wasn't a popular opinion. Oh well, I'll be happy either way. When the baby is born I'll be a grandma of 4!! How did I go from mom to gram of so many so fast????? :)

mail4rosey said...

I don't know if my comment went through or not. The captcha didn't work. Just adding a big congrats to your sister again, in case it did not. Also, I wouldn't pay $1500 for a field trip either. No way, no how!

An Apel a Day said...

@mail4rosey - I'm all for any sex as long as it's healthy! Maybe that's just because of the genetic flaw a few in my family carries. Quite possibly my sister was trying until she got a girl. She seems happy with her boys. Possibly they just liked the idea of a big family.

Margret is a name she's had picked out, since she was little. All the E names was my brother-in-law's idea. ;) I helped come up with 2 of them: Emerson and Edison. Emerson because of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Edison was a family name (my Dad's uncle). They are kind of close sounding. She did talk about going with Everit, which is also really close to Evan!

Congrats on being a Grandma again! That's a great thing.

Veronica Lee said...

$1500 for a trip is daylight robbery!

Congrats to your sister!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I wouldn't pay $1500 for a trip either. That's a bit ridiculous.

Congrats on the new niece! My aunt's name is Margaret. We call her Peggy, though I don't know why LOL

~ Noelle said...

Looks like covid helped with not having that trip... I couldn't afford that


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