Things I Know Right Now

It’s been a while since I’ve felt the need to write a completely random Things I Know post but I’m feeling quite the urge to share some of what’s happening to me right now.

I know that it’s the Queen’s birthday long weekend here in NSW and even though we have no plans I’m looking forward to an extra long weekend at home.

I know I have mixed feelings about traveling to Canberra for work next week. I’m looking forward to having some time away from home but I will miss my family terribly and will worry about them the whole time.

Except of course for those times that I’ll be too absorbed calculating just how bloody cold it is to worry about how they are going back home – it’s going to be thermals, coats, scarves and gloves for me!

I know I’m really enjoying taking part in Fat Mum Slim’s June Photo a Day challenge. I am no photographer but I am genuinely enjoying taking the time each day to focus on an idea and creating an image to represent it. If you’re taking part as well please come and follow me on Instagram – myhometruths.

I was in the local paper this week as part of a story about the proposed Every Student Every School policy and how it has left my family and others with students with special needs in limbo in NSW public schools.

I feel mentally and physically exhausted trying to raise awareness of this policy and feel like I’m banging my head against a brick wall most of the time. But receiving encouragement from other parents in the same boat keeps urging me on.

I know I need more sleep and promise myself every day I will go to bed earlier yet never do…

I know I’m really, really looking forward to going away with extended family in a few weeks time – it’s going to be a long overdue holiday!

So that’s what I know this week – sharing my knowledge with Dorothy from Singular Insanity for Things I Know. You should head over to her place and see what everyone else knows this week.

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8 Responses

  1. nikki says:

    ah. i am in the process to get our Asperger’s confirmed, so my son can get the extra time with the special needs teachers in the school. This is in QLD. I probably should try to understand what the Every Student Every School Thing is all about. all the best to you, only discovered your blog just now..
    nikki recently posted..5 random things I learned about Asperger’s / Autism this week

    • Kirsty says:

      Good luck with getting your son the help he needs. There is also a Facebook page called Aspergers Connect that you can join and would be a wealth of information to you. Most of the members are in Queensland so you would have access to a lot of relevant information for you. Also, if you search under special needs on my blog you will find a few posts I have written for parents when they first receive the diagnosis. I hope they can help cut through the confusion for you. All the best with it and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.

  2. From what I hear, it’s not just NSW that’s having issues with this. Apparently it is so hard to get help for children here in Victoria, too. I know of families who have moved house just to be closer to schools and facilities that can help them.

    Thanks for linking up for Things I Know this week!
    Dorothy @ Singular Insanity recently posted..Things I Know – Choices, Futility and Judgement

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s terrible Dorothy and it’s so unfair. These kids deserve our help and support and they seem to be denied these at every turn. The various state govts seem hell bent on saving money in the education system but fail to realise the greater cost to society later on down the track. Let’s hope they see sense sooner rather than later…

  3. Me says:

    Linking in with TIK. I love that there is someone else who knows they need more sleep and knows they should get to bed earlier but doesn’t – that is me all over !!!
    I don’t know if you have seen this website – if not, maybe there are some ideas that could help
    Enjoy the long weekend !
    Me recently posted..Who Am I ?

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one! There is seriously not enough hours in the day for me. I will definitely be checking out that website – thanks so much for dropping by!

  4. Tracey says:

    After jumping through so many hoops, we finally got funding for an aid for my son for school, and it has taken the world off my shoulders!
    This is his first year at school, and he is just blossoming! His teacher is wonderful, his aid is amazing, and he loves to go there every day. I feel so lucky, because I know that so many other families are denied the funding. Mind you, we worked our arses off to get it, and so did my son’s therapists and the school Vice Principal. It was all worth it in the end.
    I am also doing the photo challenge…this is month four for me! I’ll definitely follow you on Instagram. You can find me @blissamongstchaos !
    Have fun in Canberra, or should I say, keep warm! 🙂
    Tracey recently posted..Things I know ~ A Surprise Package Puts A Smile On Ze Dial!

    • Kirsty says:

      Hi Tracey, thanks for coming by! I’m so pleased you were able to get funding for your son, it does take the pressure of your shoulders. That was one of the major considerations we had when we transitioned my son into a mainstream classroom this year and he is doing really well with this support. Which is why I’m fighting so hard to try to keep it!

      I will definitely start following you in the photo a day challenge. I’m loving it so far, it’s really making me consciously try to take more and better photos – hoping this is the first of many more months of participation for me as well!

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