Early Friday morning we left for Boston to attend JoAnne's graduation.....this was a very special day as she finally was getting her Master's degree after 10 years.
It has been quite a journey for her as she left high school with a
beautician's license not really knowing what she wanted to do when she
"grew up"! Instead of doing hair & nails she started working in a
day care for under privileged children which was the beginning of her
"calling" in life.
At that very young age she moved to New Jersey & could
only find day care job for "rich bratty" children so she found a job in a
group home for autistic men. This sparked an interest & from there
she worked in a school for autism.
"Aunty JoJo are you sure you wearing that right?"
With Popster & Josh
At that point she decided to go to school & get a teaching degree in
special education. She worked full time & graduated from Monmouth
University in 2001 with her degree.
She ended up back here in Glenville at a private school for autism
& made a difference in so many lives...one in particular was a
little boy named Joshua H. who became a part of our family for a few
years. She started traveling between here & Boston when they opened
a new school there & eventually moved there.
The school became very successful & it was time for her to
move on into the public schools & to get back into changing more
lives. She loves the challenge of "naughty" kids & finding a way to
help them live more "normal" lives.
To say we are proud of what she has accomplished would be an understatement.....she is one amazing person.
This is just another chapter in her life as she is going to U Mass in
Sept to get a degree in ABA(applied behavior analysis) which will open another door, another chapter!
After the ceremony we got stuck in Boston traffic & it took more than an hour to travel about 4-1/2 miles to this restaurant on the harbor. To say Popster's nerves were frazzled would be another understatement & they will probably revoke his membership for On Star as JoAnne called them so many times!
He also got to the end of this narrow alley only to have to back out again with 3 "backseat drivers"!
I get out of work on Thurs at 1:00 & usually play golf with my buddy Dominic. Yesterday was kinda rainy, blustery so we decided not to play. I headed up to the mall but got side-tracked on the way. One of the things on my extremely long to-do list was "get two more tires for my car". I pulled into Mavis Tire & checked to see how long it would take.
I was told around 20 mins before my car would get in so I decided to wait.
About an hour later my overly friendly mechanic wants to show me something.....how did I know it wasn't going to be pretty! My rear "struts".....whatever they may be.... were leaking causing the rear end to lift up when I braked causing my car to "pigeon toe" which in turn was making my new tires .....that were put on the front wheels in August......to wear unevenly. As if that wasn't enough for my brain to digest one of the front wheels had a bad wheel bearing.
Every time we go to Round Lake we wander down streets we've never seen before
A little people house
This garden was gorgeous
Look if you buy this house you definitely need to get along with your neighbors!
This house is even smaller & comes with a golf cart
This house really fascinated me
That stonework is incredible
They need to make it a little more welcoming
They are still working on my house
I would love to see the inside.......I hope they plan on selling it & then I can go to an open house "Mama I have flyaway ears again today!"