The Global Pen would like to take a moment of silence to remember the lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attack on our home soil 12 years ago. Our hearts go out to those who loved and lost a family member or friend in this terrible tragedy.
In light of our current deliberation over whether or not to engage in a political response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, the Global Pen would also like to recognize the value of human life.
From West. To East. And beyond.
If there’s one thing the left and right wings of American democracy have in common, I guarantee, it’s the value of human life. Let us come together in that regard right now…WE REMEMBER…
There simply isn’t enough ink in the Global Pen to express the sympathies felt for the town of Newtown, Connecticut, today as they battle through one of the gravest tragedies in our American history…
But The Pen would like to send its greatest condolences to the families that lost loved ones today, to the elementary school that is now forever haunted by evil, and to the town left shivering in its wake.
Our hearts go out to our fellow teachers, administrators, students, parents, paraprofessionals and community members who have to suffer through what we–as a nation–dread most: Terror, and its ability to unmask itself in many forms.
And though we uphold language with the highest regard on this site, sometimes words simply fail us; so instead, we quietly send our strength, love and support to this small New England town along with the added hope for healing.
Blessings to All,
The Global Pen
Blogger neglects BLOG, but Baby Bjorn product saves the day!
Holy reflux…poor baby Willow is suffering from Reflux Disease in her early days as a newborn. Yep, she spits up…a lot…our couch has taken quite the beating as a result…
According to the ExitCare paperwork released at West Boca Medical, “gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs in normal infants. More than HALF of all infants have GER in the first 3 months of life. An infant with pathological GER may experience irritability…”
Key word, IRRITABILITY…
Baby Willow has been pretty irritable, and believe me, it has nothing to do with the Steelers record thus far…
Poor thing! She’s been having a “ruff tuffy” (in BabySpeak)…she’s had to get blood drawn for allergies and x-rays for her reflux…awww!!!
So needless to say, just when I think I have a system down for her, the nails hit the casket and my fate is sealed…
She needs special formula (not available in stores), and I have to prep it with oatmeal (yes, I use the food processor like an episode of Rachael Ray). She takes her medicines (two of them) twice and thrice daily…
Must. Not. Move. From. Couch. Child-in-Arms in Upright Position at all times…TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN. 😉
Am I complaining? NOooo! We are extremely lucky that we only have Reflux to hurdle. Plenty of Mommies have seen their litle ones through MUCH worse so we are lucky and blessed that a few missed blog ops are the only concerns here.
(Hence the primary purpose of this post…my big ol’ excuse for slacking. But wait, don’t you get enough of those from your students?! Hypocrite, I am! And now I sound like Yoda…sheesh…)
(Secondary purpose of this post? To show off my little girl, of course!)
But back to the reflux…
Thankfully, this, too, shall pass!!!
Why do I know this? Because BABY BJORN is my hero! They invented the ONE baby gimmick that actually WORKS. Baby Willow stays upright (take a hike, spit-up!), she feels Mommy right next to her at all times (aww, there is the love!), but the kicker is…Mommy’s hands are FREE!!!
Free at last, free at last…lol.
So now that we have come to an agreement, Baby Willow is all about the blogging…
We’re Baaaaaaaack!!! I think?!
To use the proper cliche, I won’t “count my chickens before they hatch,” but I’m hoping that with Baby Willow’s maturing gastrointestinal system, the improving Steelers record, and the innovative technologies going on at the Bjorn base, we should be more consistent with blog entries SOON!!
Just in case, here’s my disclaimer: eduPavich is not in any way entitled to a quota, or number of blogs per week. If she does not meet her intended personal goal, bloggie audience cannot in any way hold it against her merely because she is a clueless, (and nervous Nellie!) first-time mom 🙂 Nor can they lose faith in her as a fellow colleague, darn it! Keep the faith, more to come!!
I love my new jobs, by the way…the blog one and the Mommy one! Keep the questions coming and I’ll do my best to respond in a timely fashion! I seriously welcome ideas for blog posts so bring it!!!!
I came across this in Time’s Sept. 24, 2012 edition:
$750 billion: amount wasted each year in the U. S. healthcare system, mainly on unneeded care, complicated paperwork and fraud, according to the Institute of Medicine.
I hate paperwork…!
I saw this…thought it was cute…
Can’t blame a girl for promoting, right?
Click and Read: 8 Ways to Show a Blogger You Like Her 😉
With the new babe in town, I just want you all to know how much I appreciate your patience as I hit my stride here…I am rounding out my “Baby Musts” To-Do List…then I’ll be snuggling up to my GP blog on a more consistent basis.
To my brainstorm guidance requesters, you’re NEXT!!
Hi, my name is Jill…and I’m a Handout Hoarder…
- Do you find yourself losing track of paperwork?
- Do handouts seem to grow legs and walk out of your classroom with the dismissal bell?
- Do you end up searching your electronic computer files for hours looking for the most updated version of your English test, yet it’s nowhere to be found?
- Do you own several thumb drives, all of which have different versions of your lesson plans?
- Are you starting to swim in paperwork, find yourself praying for the defenseless trees you’ve axed as a result of saving ‘class sets’?
If you answered “yes” to any of the following questions, this inspiration is for you! READ ON, ROCK ON!