Now it is time to heal and relax....even tho we are in an apartment, and we hate apartment life, we can make due for 5 months. The apartment is nice, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom (thats the only hard part, we all have to share a bathroom). Very spacious compared to what we had in california and lots cheaper. the only problem was they told us we had a downstairs apartment, but when we got here to sign the paperwork they changed their story and we were stuck with an upstairs apartment....oh well, at least no one will be walking the floors above us like in california, but its a real pain on our backs and knees going up and down the stairs ....mom doesnt leave the house, it would be too dangerous for her to go up and down those stairs for exercise...and its too much for my back and knees to handle so i just stay inside for the most part except to go to the doctor or shopping...just the necessary stuff since we have everything we need from the house moved here that isnt in storage. I have my writing supplies and a little craft supplies, enough to keep me busy, and i still volunteer to do the grading of papers and tests for the teachers at cielo azul (our son's school).
Jr took a test to see if he was considered gifted, well he didnt pass the test, he missed it by one point...so that is close enough to tell me he is gifted and that may be why he is having problems in school, he is bored, and acting out because he craves the attention and he isnt being challenged enough. We are contemplating holding him back a year because the teacher he has just isnt right for him, he doesnt teach properly, and it was a mistake to even put him in that class...jr doesnt do well with a lot of noise and he was put into a group that is basically one of the noisiest in the class...so it causes his grades to go down because he cant concentrate. In the lower grades he actually was allowed to wear gun mufflers to kill the sound of people around him, but somehow i dont think they would allow that in school now at his age, tho earplugs might be an option...but school is already half over so no point in starting something new now. if he is kept back a year we will start things like that at the beginning of the school year. Next year we know who we want as his teacher and it most certainly wont be the same teacher he had this year.
Well I am going to close this for now, dont want to bore the hell out of you all, just wanted to let you know some of what has been going on so you didnt think i abandoned you all. I will be posting some reviews and recipes later on within the next day or two, so keep an eye out.....and if you are a vendor and are reading this, I am still open to testing out your products and posting reviews here on my blog...and possibly even put your banner here on my blog page if your products are good enough and I trust them.