IEPs & One Amazing Girl

I have many character flaws, and in multiple ways they seem to grow in number and severity as I age.  I’m guessing that somewhere around 40 my “say-it-like-it-is” character flaw just shifted into over-drive, and I know my bluntness is over the top because I’m getting a lot more of the “long-pause wide-eyed, OMG-did-she-just-say-that” looks…

The Eve

Friends – Here we are on the eve of the New Year, filled with possibility and renewed hopes and dreams – heck; why not throw in a pinch of peace of earth and a group hug while we’re at it! To be fair, my holiday spirit was fairly stunted this year, mostly from the overwhelming…

“Let it Go”

Every year, I tend to ignore the month of September – just kind of pretend it does not happen, and go through the motions until it’s time to flip the calendar and see which family photo will appear in honor of October. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not personal.  I recognize that September has…

The Look

Yesterday, something happened that I just can’t get out of my head.  It wasn’t earth shattering and overall, it was the most ordinary of days, but I’m still thinking about it today, so I feel the need to share it here on the Red Couch. It started out just like every other day – kid…