Reading Time: 4 minutes Today (original posting date June 9, 2016) is the 22nd anniversary of Nickolas Andrews’ adoption day by Randy! I remember it well, June 9, 1993. One funny memory is when the judge asked the barely 4-year-old Nick if his “new” dad played with him. Nick paused quite awhile, thought, and then said no. Yes he did!… Continue reading Happy Adoption Anniversary Nick and Randy!
Tag: Vocational Benefits
1st Bug Bite, 1st Sunburn & 1st Boat Ride!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Living through my 1st Bug Bite, 1st Sunburn & 1st Boat Ride means summer 2015 is near! “Summer” by Walfrido The bite (thinking bee) sure made my right arm swell up and hurt. At the onset I thought, gee, all my workouts have produced hefty triceps (wouldn’t happen on only one side silly), but NO… Continue reading 1st Bug Bite, 1st Sunburn & 1st Boat Ride!
I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!
Reading Time: 4 minutes As I wrote about last week, Randy received the 2015 Alternative Educator of the Year! At the April 21, 2015 Des Moines Public School District Board Meeting he received recognition. Randy endured quite a bit of silliness and a lot of congratulations from his co-workers at Scavo High School about this “award” but all in all, be… Continue reading I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!
Got Motivation?? Let’s Just See!!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Did you take the Why Do You Do Your Work assessment? Read on and at the bottom of my blog post, you’ll find a key with detail on your results!Motivation describes why a person does something. According to current psychology, motivation involves biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that initiate, guide, and maintain goal-oriented behaviors requiring endurance… Continue reading Got Motivation?? Let’s Just See!!
Bella The Working Dog ~ She Always Needs a Job
Reading Time: 2 minutes Last evening Bella romped around the public pool during the annual doggie dive. I’ve blogged in the past how I feel asking an evaluee / client about pet ownership is important as it tells me a lot about their lifestyle and what they value, especially if I actually get to meet the pet(s). Clearly, dog… Continue reading Bella The Working Dog ~ She Always Needs a Job
Alison is a Nice Name ~ Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online
Reading Time: 2 minutes Alison stands for Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online. Alison is an online open source educational website that provides over 500 high-quality, certified, multimedia courses, free to individual learners and groups of learners. Open source learning is exciting! Alison helps the user to develop essential workplace skills. There is a plethora of choices. You can chose from… Continue reading Alison is a Nice Name ~ Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online
Whistle While You Work…or Grunt and Groan!
Reading Time: 2 minutes It really does help to make noise while you’re working. I often work in complete silence. But when I whistle or listen to music, it does seem as though the work goes more smoothly. I have no idea why. I guess the Dwarfs did. Maybe the sound helps distract the mind from trying too hard… Continue reading Whistle While You Work…or Grunt and Groan!
2013 Year of the Snake…Fear of em or Love of em?
Reading Time: 3 minutes My sister Julie has had problems with snake(s) in her basement during the summer months in the past. She has actually learned how to deal with it rather admirably. I’m not sure if she had one last year or not, but I didn’t hear about it. Julie knows how to save em and send em… Continue reading 2013 Year of the Snake…Fear of em or Love of em?
Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!
Reading Time: 3 minutes When I stay out of town or I can tell in a second if the water I’m showering in or drinking is hard. Hard water feels different (icky) and tastes different (ucky). When the quality of your water is soft, the soap you use in your bathtub, shower, sink, washing machine, dishwasher, and on your… Continue reading Can You Make Money? Save Money? Solve Problems? Yes! Then You’re Hired!
How My Past Has Brought Me to The Present! Part 11
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was really enjoying my coursework at Iowa State University. I took anywhere from 12-19 credits per semester. I was hitting the books hard, studying constantly, and commuting back and forth to Ames. Even on occasion making the trip twice in one day – I had a couple of night classes. Go Clones! For any… Continue reading How My Past Has Brought Me to The Present! Part 11