Part 1: Week One of The World Shutting Down
Please understand that I am in no way complaining about or making light of the situation, but his blog is about autism; my son’s autism and the way his mind works and deals with things and that is just what I am going to write about.
Quarantine Diaries Part 2: DC’s ‘Twenty-Nineteen’ (29th) Birthday
DC spent his 29th birthday in lock down. At the time of his birthday, this lock down was still relatively new and confusing to him. I felt bad for him because he so looks forward to his birthdays, seeing friends, receiving gifts and going ‘out to eat’.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 3 – Easter in Lock Down
Once DC’s birthday was over, he quickly moved on to reminding me about Easter. In true DC fashion; birthday over – he quickly moved on to Easter, #ItsWhatsNext – Quite honestly, I hadn’t given Easter a single thought. I had forgotten all about it.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 4 – And It Goes, On and On
Quarantine Diaries Part 5 – Masks, Garlic and Jelly Beans
Quarantine Diaries: Part 6 – “Yay, Yay, It’s Mother’s Day!”
Shhh! We’ve officially passed the time of night on any given holiday when DC decides this one is over and begins to “remind” me of whatever is coming up next (in this case, Mother’s Day, I would imagine). He hadn’t said a word. Weird. Just weird.
Part 7: Flowers for “Vicki”(e)
DC woke up this morning with a “Happy Mother’s Day” for me. He then moved right in to asking what we are going to eat later. I made the mistake of telling him that we would try to get Chili’s takeout (HIS favorite place) for dinner so that is all he is interested in.
Quarantine Diaries Part 8: Bald and Toothless
I confess that there is a little (a lot) of venting in this post. Everyone needs to vent once in a while, so I will be doing just that. One cannot vent without using run-on sentences…. just so you know.
Quarantine Diaries – Part 9: Story-time With DC
Quarantine Diaries – Part 10: Pizza, Planting and Friends
Quarantine Diaries – Part 11: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Quarantine Diaries – Part 12: Strictly from Facebook Posts
Quarantine Diaries – Part 13: The Couch, YouTube and Deep Space 9
As you may or may not know; we watch a lot of Star Trek around here but lately in-between the Star Trek re-watches, I have been watching a lot of those reunion panels, like Stars in the House, Reunited Apart and The 7th Rule’s Virtual Trek Con (links at the end of this post) on You Tube.
Quarantine Diaries – Part 14: Pandemic Buying
Quarantine Diaries – Part 15: High School Musical 2
Quarantine Diaries Part 16: DC Being DC
Quarantine Diaries – Part 17: Stormy Weather
I usually use my other blog (Take Another Step – Life With DC) for posts that use my Facebook/Twitter page posts, but I decided to use them here since most of it has already been written and truth be told, it is easier.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 18 – The Anxiety
Quarantine Diaries: Part 19 – On-line Camp
After our free-for-all zoom experiences with DC’s day program, I did not know what to expect when it came time for virtual camp. Obviously I knew that the Camp directors would put much more thought into camp than his program put into their zoom meetings, but still – I didn’t know just how this would work.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 20 – More DC Being DC (and me being me)
As much as we have had all of that new anxiety spring up over the pandemic and being home for so long, he has also seemed to settle in to this routine (or non-routine) faster than I ever imagined. Staying at home has become the norm rather quickly. I know this probably does not make any sense at all. He’s anxious but has settled in – at the same time. I do not know know else to explain it.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 21 – A Pandemic and Halloween
As you may or may not know, DC LOVES Halloween. He looks forward to Halloween just as much as he looks forward to Christmas. The thought of Halloween did not kick in as early as it usually does with him, but once it did, it was all I heard about.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 22 – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Everything In-Between
DC has already started making his Christmas list for Santa. It is on the “refrig-a-lator”. This year: Bandaids, Frozen Princess Dolls (as if he didn’t have each one 3 times over) Jelly Beans and 32 markers.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 23 – Snow Day
Quarantine Diaries: Part 24 – Christmas and the “Art” of Decorating
(Long time! No see! I’m really behind on posting) It may sound a bit Scrooge-ish (not a word), but whenever I see a highly decorated house or watch one of those Christmas decorating shows on TV, my first thought is – “So who is going to take all of that down?”… always.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 25 – The Road to Normalcy?
Back in May, his supervisor/staff called me and asked if I would consider sending him back to work on July 15th. I told her “I can not make that decision now. We don’t know what is going to happen over the next month or two.”
Quarantine Diaries Part 26 – Birthday Anticipation
March is always a big month for DC. It is my birthday month, which means “out” to dinner for him, or in this case “take out at home” dinner for him. AND it is also HIS birthday month, which is much more important.
Quarantine Diaries: Part 27 – Anastasia and Pandemic Birthday Number 2
We are now heading toward celebrating DC’s 2nd pandemic birthday. I feel awful because he is still waiting for his make-up birthday with his friends from last year because who knew back then we would still be in the midst of a pandemic. At the time I thought we would be able to celebrate “properly” sometime over the summer. Boy, was I wrong!