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I never felt as if I had a “hometown”. Of course I do, but I don’t have a special affinity to the town where I was born.
We moved away from the town where I was born when my mother re-married. I was five and my brother was 4. We moved away from her hometown to my stepfather’s home town. (Continue Reading)
The holiday season is here and I will admit to having a bit of a Love/Hate relationship with holidays in general. I want to love them, I do, it just does not always work out that way. I have reached the age where I should be able to place a 2 or 3 foot silver Christmas tree on a table somewhere and have that be the end of it, but I may never achieve that particular rite of passage because of course, DC loves the holidays. (Continue Reading)
This week’s Finish The Sentence Friday prompt is: “I’m really afraid that/of…”
If you have been around here for any length of time, you know all too well what my nightmares are made of.
Dying, of course. I am sure that most people could say that they are afraid of dying, but when you have a child with autism, fearing your own death takes a whole new turn. (Continue Reading)
I have been an avid fan for as long as I can remember. If I am honest I am sure that some of my love for the “holiday” comes from me being able to be someone other than myself. I am sure this was the case when I was a kid and I think a little bit of that feeling of not having to be me for one night has carried over into adulthood. (Continue Reading)
It was very early in August and I could not believe that DC seemed to be getting excited about the last day of camp as if he was willing it to be over. He loves camp and I did not understand why he wanted it to end so badly.
He started saying “This week, the last day of camp? Camp is over?” on Thursday the 4th.
I told him he had the following day and next week left. (Continue Reading)
“This is a Listicle Friday post for Finish the Sentence Friday’s new format. This week’s prompt/list: My favorite things.”
I do not participate in Finish the Sentence Friday on a regular basis because if given a prompt and then asked to write; my mind usually goes blank – unless of course the subject is Halloween orPeanut Butter ; topics, it seems I am always able to write about at the drop of a hat. After the fact, I can always think of 100 other things that I could have written about – I just cannot seem to come up with anything on the spot. (Continue Reading)
I was not prepared to write anything this week, until Kenya visited my Facebook page and mentioned that I should post the video of my son that was there today. So that is pretty much what I did and all I really could do here at (shh) work (shh).
Yesterday was DC’s 27th birthday.
‘Twenty-Seventeen’ (27 in DC-speak) is so difficult to wrap my head around. We’re moving closer and closer to 30 and I may never get over that. (Continue Reading)
(((off topic; aka – not autism related))))
My birthday just passed. I had the day off from work.
People seem to be under the impression that I do not like my birthday because I always take the day off. I do take the day off to avoid the “forced birthday cake where everyone stands around the staff room uncomfortably”, but I also take the day off because I LIKE my birthday and do not want to spend it at work. (Continue Reading)