Last Friday night the nurse cancelled and I was up 3/4 of the night with Maggie. That throws me off for days because I never really get a chance to catch up on the lost hours of sleep. I couldn't sleep at all on Saturday night, which jut exacerbated the problem. Oh I can nap here and there, but you really need that stretch of sleep to feel restored and rested. Our friend Chris stayed with us last weekend and offered to take a shift in the middle of the night to cover Maggie. I though that was incredibly sweet, but we rarely require our guests to do emergency nursing services. He and Steve did take Maggie out early Saturday morning so I could catch a few hours of sleep, which helped.
There were two amazing things about the IEP. The first was that the teacher Mr. "G" (visible in the third picture below) didn't just give a report on Maggie's progress. He did a power point complete with several pictures. It was great. I have a copy of it and if I knew how to share it with you I would.
"painted by California artist Edith Hamlin, who was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project. The murals depict work and recreational activities at Mission Dolores in the early days." * I also read that famous artist Maynard Dixon, who later married Edith Hamlin, consulted on the murals.
I had to snap pictures of it. They overlap because I could not capture the entire thing in one shot, but you will get the drift.
. Not bad for a back room of an inner city public high school that far too many people dismiss. It is easy to be inspired in a room with a treasure like this
Will there ever be money for things like this again? Or will we all be marveling at the manner in which they can get 100 cars parked in a lot designed for 40.
Have a great weekend. Pray my nurse shows up!
*http://www.sfcityguides.org/public_guidelines.html?article=1215&submitted=TRUE&srch_text=&submitted2=&topic=neighborhoods authored by Tam Tran