Gknee in a bottle...

Just a simple girl trying to trying to make her way in the universe.

Hello September…

August was an odd month.  I don’t know why but this year, August, was emotionally draining for me.  All four of our parents, who have passed,  have birthdays during August.  Both of our fathers passed away in the month of August.  Sure, it was years ago but the grief still exists.  Somedays are better than […]

Sunday on the porch….

We rescreened our porch this summer and I have to say that I’m really loving it.  I have been trying to spend as much time out here now that it’s relatively bug-free. Those roaches still find away onto the porch but Nutmeg is a good hunter.  We even got a cute little bistro set from Ikea […]

Fudge (not the word I really said)…

I didn’t sleep well last night.  Before I laid my head down, I knew what was happening in Dallas.  I didn’t think it could be that bad. I didn’t think anyone would shoot down among a crowd of people hoping to “kill white people” hitting 12 officers and 2 civilians.  No.  No.  No.  I felt […]

Ramblings….

I’m sad. I have no clue how to help. …and that makes me sad too. I try to embrace all in my life but feel sometimes I fall short. I know things need to change, and I try to “be the change” but honestly I don’t know how to do that. I wish there was […]

Mentorships and personal growth…

Monday closes out a five week mentorship I was enrolled in.  It was hard for me to admit that I was not proficient.  I have to say that interpreting has been a constant struggle.  I’m not complaining because this struggle/challenge has been enlightening.  I cab see that the mentorship has been well worth my time.  In just […]

Cold weather ramblings…

I like the cold weather.  By cold, I mean cold for North Florida, not like “tip of the mitt” Michigan cold. I’d rather bundle up in layers than be sweating in the heat of Florida. At work, it’s great.  I dress in layers so the more I interpret, the layers peel off.  Wait..that sounds wrong.  Sounds […]

Detours, not road blocks!

I’m happy to write that I passed my EIPA written exam back in October.  I actually passed.  Yay!! So why the detour in my journey to certification? Well, this past Saturday my I got my results for the performance test.  I retook the assessment four months ago to improve my score. …I did improve, but […]

The journey continues….

I slept in until around 8:00 am.  I was woken up by a husband that cooked me breakfast.  This is not a usual task.  Around here for breakfast, it’s fend for yourself.  Today was a little different he told me, “You need brain food”.  Who am I to argue with someone else cooking me breakfast. […]

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Omaha….

So here I am in Omaha, NE attending a workshop put on by Boystown.  This is the same people who developed the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment).  I figured that if I was going to test again I should learn from the people who developed the test. I left the comfort of my summer of […]

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Silent Weekend 2015

Holy new brain pathways, Batman!  I can’t believe how much I learned this year.  I feel like such a noob again. I really tried to stretch my brain this year.  I went to presenters that I had never gone to before.  I went for topics that were a challenge for me instead of taking the easy […]