My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thesaurus Thursday

Let's start with some answers shall we?

Stephanie D. said...
What's an ARD?

it stands for Admission, Review and Dismissal. In real life it is a big pow wow of all the people working with a kid in the special ed program. (we'd call it a Care Conference in the hospital) Every discipline that works with him is to have a representative there. If the kid is old enough they'll be there along with at least one parent, the class teacher, a school administrator (principal), special ed coordinator, then Sunshine will also have his Occupational Therapist there and the Speech therapy supervisor (his speech teacher has a schedule conflict). We all sit around a table (a round table at this school, no less!) and review where he is, where he was at the last meeting, what was helpful, what wasn't helpful, and to set down on paper (govt!) a list of goals for him to work toward and the things that are going to be done to help him achieve those goals. That list of goals and interventions (what we nurses call a care plan!) is called an IEP, or Individual Education Plan.

This pow-wow starts tomorrow at 12:45pm and I do NOT expect to be passing around a peace pipe with these people.

diana said...
i think the whole experience and the facial expressions are priceless. has he been talking a lot about it ever since?

oh not too bad....only every OTHER sentence.......and it rained today, so Saturday's ride is currently up in the air.
Funny thing, we didn't get 5 miles down the road after his ride last week and he was telling me "Momma, I need a sofa and a blanket!" Riding that horse wore him out.


Real Definitions:
bedight - to deck out; array

bedizen - to dress or adorn gaudily or tastelessly.

Our Silly Goose Winners this week are:
Mary Ellen said...
bedizen: A Buddhist bed

Evansmom said...
bedight - in colonial times, they didn't use box springs - they used ropes that had to be tightened every week or so. These ropes were call bedights.

Congrats ladies...your awards are in my sidebar!

Words for this week:

benedict (not a proper noun)

remember you can leave definitions anytime from now to next Thursday afternoon and if you're new to the game the rules are here.


Mary Ellen said...

Yay! That was fun! Thanks for the award, being called a silly goose is much nicer than what my husband calls me...a smart ass. ;-)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Bellwether: A sheep or goat that is designated as the leader in the herd and decked out with a bell so the shepherd can more easily locate him/her.

Also can refer to any early warning system, such as the proverbial canary in the coalmine that warned of dangerous gases by croaking and going claws up on the bottom of his cage. :-/

benedict: I know the benediction refers to the closing of a church service, so I assume benedict has something to do with endings or closings.

GrandmaK said...


bellwether: A wind so strong it can ring the bell in the church's bell tower.

benedict: Latin adjective for "excellent detective."

Congratus [Latin :)] to all those Silly Geese :) Cathy

Evansmom said...

Wow - I must be very silly to get the award again!

bellwether - something that forecast or the first indication

benedict - the act of blessing someone

Stephanie D. said...

How did the pow-wow ?

And are you liking your new track?

Lori in South Dakota said...

bellwether--a castrated male sheep with a bell around his neck to lead the rest of the dumb sheep.

benedict--the act of genuflecting. (sp!!~)

Lori in South Dakota said...

Actually I think it has more to do with "bless my poor knees as I genuflect"!!

Jungle Mom said...

bellweather, this is an old southern term which implies a temperate day in which the heat is not overwhelming and thus, the belles may take a stroll!

benedict, now used as a verb it is used when ever someone behaves in a way to cause a betrayal.
"Can he benedict or what?" ( The term is often applied to our current President!)