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School Psychologist

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 | 15 comments

Whew. That was overwhelming. Somehow I went from being an administrative assistant to having major responsibilities in a matter of days. I’m not sure I was mentally prepared for the intensity. Teachers were already stopping by my office for consultation! After six months in a desk job though, I could probably use a challenge, and the day flew by! There’s definitely a lot of energy in the school system. And the people are wonderful!!! I’m excited and scared at the same time.

I came home to recovering Matt who nearly fainted of nausea and dizziness this morning. I feel bad that I wasn’t around to help:( I made up for it in dinner though. I threw together some comfort mac and cheese, with a wonderful sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, and roasted brussels. It really hit the spot this evening.


I think some House Hunters will be a nice night cap. Another new day tomorrow! k night.

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Graduation Gallery

Posted on May 7, 2011 | 9 comments

Yesterday was absolutely perfect all because of amazing friends and family. Thank you:)





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In Style

Posted on May 6, 2011 | 16 comments

Today I’m graduating with a Master’s degree in Applied Educational Psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology. Normally, I would have been planning my outfit for weeks, but I don’t really have a choice today. I’ll be drowning in a polyester robe and a silly hat. Oh yeah, and a carolina blue hood….not my best color.

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But, today’s outfit is not really about looks – it’s about what the attire represents. Apparently, the master’s robe has subtle differences from the bachelors robe, such as oblong sleeves that are open at the wrists. And the hood lets others know what my future trade will be. Plus, the look was probably in style in 1500 when the academic dress was designed to be more comfortable for university men. I like comfortable.

No matter what I’m wearing today, I’ll definitely be celebrating in style:)

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An Egg

Posted on May 4, 2011 | 2 comments

Headache number two hit this afternoon, but I’m trying to remain upbeat! It was pouring today, so babysitting was a bit of a drag, but, I got to leave about 30 minutes early to attend a graduation reception that my department was hosting. You never know with these things, but there was actually a really good spread of cheeses, fruits, and little bites as well as a strawberry shortcake. I had a little bit of everything, but abstained from alcohol because of my head. Sadly, only two other people from my graduating class made an appearance. The three of us reminisced about our first class together and created a few superlatives:)


And, I came home and split this delightful peanut butter stuffed egg with Matt. A friend’s mother in law made these and sent her dozens for Easter. Nothing like homemade Easter candy.

Things are gonna get busy tomorrow, but I’ll be blogging about all the fun. I’m getting excited!

Any news out there?

PS: I got Massachusetts jury duty today…good thing I’m moving!

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Shells or Spirals?

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 | 3 comments

Hello friends, I’ve missed you.

Between class on Monday and the event last night, I feel like I haven’t written a regular post in a while. I enjoy being busy, but I also love a night on the couch.

All three of my supervisors were out of work today, so it was a pretty relaxed day of writing at my internship. I haven’t blogged about work in a while because I’m really in the swing of things and there haven’t been a whole lot of new things going on. I feel like I’m really starting to make connections with some of my counseling cases, and although I’m not thrilled with the whole testing and report-writing thing, I’m getting much better at it! But I’m definitely ready for the new environment that next year will hopefully bring. There’s only about eight weeks until graduation!!!!!! The bad news is that I have to keep going to my internship through the end of the school year in June, so graduation isn’t quite as exciting as it’s been in the past.

Wednesday’s I do the babysitting thing, so no exercise today. While I’ve been keeping up with my rotation of stair-climbing, spinning, and the occasional run or elliptical, I’ve been in a little bit of a strength training rut. I just haven’t felt like doing my pushups as regularly and I’m rarely interested in lifting these days. I’m hoping the warm weather will motivate me to get back into free weights.

I’m always interested in food though, no matter what season it may be. Tonight’s dinner was simplistic, since I tend to be tired on hump day:  veggie mac and cheese plus asparagus.


I can never remember which kind I like the best, but this one was not it. I think I like the spirals.


Matt and I are on day three of watching Angels and Demons before bed, so maybe we’ll actually finish it tonight. I’m also hoping we’ll break into our exotic Scharffen Berger bar for dessert.

What’s your favorite type of [boxed] mac and cheese or week-night dessert?

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