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Memorial Day Weekend Reflections

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Wine on the terrace poolside

 Memorial Day weekend came just in the nick of time in my book.

Do you feel it too?

In the usual balance of life, I’ve been experiencing some highs and lows in my school psychology career recently. Last week started with news that a young adult student, from my adult program, ran from school and threatened to commit suicide by running up the freeway embankment. Several of my team members were involved in the pursuit, holding, engaging the police, and literally saving this young man’s life. On Monday I led a team meetings with the district to discuss our concerns for the student and put additional safety plans in place for him. It warmed my heart to see him genuinely apologize to the male teacher he had kicked and assaulted, repeatedly, while the teacher was keeping him from running in to freeway traffic but there is only so much we can do. My biggest fear each year is that one of our students, dealing with emotional disabilities (ED), will not survive. I can’t help but feel that we came close last week, but the team work of these stellar professionals saved the day.

Oscar Night at BCOE
After a stressful start to the week, Thursday was our ‘End of the Year Celebration’ for our teams at BCOE. I was in charge of the red carpet door decorations and I couldn’t resist creating a little “quote” from George Clooney to put on the women’s room door. A little compliment never hurts, right? I also made one of Charlize Theron for the men’s room just to play fair. Each Special Education teacher/administrator/school psychologist had a star to line the red carpet. We had a blast!

ED Team BCOE

Remember when Ellen DeGeneres did that selfie with stars at the Oscars earlier this year? My stars don’t make nearly the cash hers do, but I couldn’t be more proud and grateful for this group of fine professionals. I feel blessed that they are on my team.

They even jumped up to get a selfie with me-such stars!

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On another note, it’s so easy to keep working on projects, on the computer (can you relate?) or around the garden, even on a beautiful day, and lose complete track of time. We instituted a ‘resort staycation’ deadline this weekend. By 4:00 pm each day we were lounging and dipping poolside. It helps to set deadline or this may never happen. A little rest and relaxation was exactly what we have been craving.

First day lounging by the pool

 

 I can’t believe it took me this long to find a product to help build a natural glow with no funky fragrance.

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Medium Tanning Lotion, 7.5-oz 

or if you are light skinned try this

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tones 7.5 Ounces

Even Scott was surprised at how fast it built a sun-kissed glow on my skin.

Dad's Grave

I’m remembering my father, Dr. James Curtis Orr, and his military service today.

Along with countless other family members and friends, who have sacrificed for our magnificent country,

a heartfelt thank you to all of you who serve here.

 

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