Quarantine Diaries

 

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

My last post on this blog was written after week one, when I still had to go to work two days a week. (Week One of the World Shutting Down – which I am counting as Quarantine Diaries – Part 1)

Quarantine Diaries Part 5 – Masks, Garlic and Jelly Beans

As you might imagine, DC is NOT a fan of the mask.
I have tried a few different variations, but he hated all of them.

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

In an effort of trying to keep this guy busy, we have been recording stories (and some songs) to post on our Facebook Page (Take Another Step). DC is having fun with it.

Quarantine Diaries – Part 10: Pizza, Planting and Friends

Since my venting post last week, things have been better. Maybe because I got all of my complaining out of my system – I don’t know – but it’s been better.

Quarantine Diaries – Part 11: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Last week I saw a post about a Sabrina The Teenage Witch Virtual cast reunion. I went back and forth with myself for a day or two between –

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 16: DC Being DC

Just a lot of 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

After DC got over the initial anxiety of “the sickness” and staying home, I mentioned that I was seeing so much growth in him during the time we have been home.

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.