23 Aug

Its yet another Monday, and unlike most folks I look forward to Mondays. This is my first moment of peace and quiet since Friday after school let out. Sadly, I find myself with a horrible cold and a visit from my Aunt F that I’d rather not think about. Let’s just put it the way my husband did this morning “Mommy ordered the deluxe package of feel like crap.”

I was supposed to go get my crown put on post-root canal today but didn’t think it wise to go to the dentist with no way to breath out my nose and kleenex needed about every 45 seconds. I rescheduled that for first thing next Monday…more to look forward too! (haha). Oatmeal and a hot cup of ginger peach tea later, and I’m nearly done reading up on my forums and social sites for my morning. I’m moving on to digging out the savings from my Sunday paper (I’m odd and never read it on Sunday) and the ever titillating fun of organizing the coupons I find. It could be worse, I could have no cold and have to clean toilets. I suppose I’m lucky I feel like the swamp thing.

Sadly, my swamp thing look and motif will not be helpful later this evening. There is a open invitation meeting to the Boyscout local den and my son is dying to go check it out. I’ll have to suck it up and attempt to look human for that one. It feels like yesterday I was dancing with him to get him to sleep in his crib and now we’re onto Boyscouts? Truly unfair. I won’t even get started on my lil Angel who claims Justin Beiber is her boyfriend.

Well I push on to my Sunday paper now. Let’s hope I can keep from sneezing all over it all that much!

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In Their Own Words – Carolina in My Mind (via Autism Speaks Official Blog)

21 Aug

Wow You don’t need my words on this one but I attached a link to a Sensory Overload Simulation video referenced in the blog. The video made me bawl – it is my son I’m seeing when I watch it. Its moved me beyond words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPDTEuotHe0

In Their Own Words - Carolina in My Mind This guest post is by Scott LeRette who writes about his son Austin, who has autism, in his blog http://www.austintistic.blogspot.com – which he has used to finish his book "Austintistic- Moments In Time."  Austin, aside from having autism, has faced open-heart surgery and suffers from a rare bone disease that has left him with dozens of breaks. His goal is to raise awareness for autism in an informative and entertaining way, sharing "moments" that are … Read More

via Autism Speaks Official Blog

“Honey, an ABC News Film Crew is Coming on Monday …” (via Autism Speaks Official Blog)

21 Aug

I always enjoy reading about other families and how something so seemingly simple such as putting your child on camera, can become such an inner dilemma. But there is always more to it and reading this blog article really resonates with me.

"Honey, an ABC News Film Crew is Coming on Monday ..." This post is written by Liz Bell, mother of Tyler Bell, who was recently featured in an ABC World News Today segment on preparing adolescents with autism for adulthood. Liz is married to Peter Bell, Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Programs and Services.  They have two other children, Derek and Avery. Liz is a member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee and was the primary author of the School Community Tool Kit. In addition, s … Read More

via Autism Speaks Official Blog

In Their Own Words – Do You Have Autism, or Does It Have You?

21 Aug

In Their Own Words – Do You Have Autism, or Does It Have You?.

Getting out of the house today – Minnesota Autism Mom

21 Aug

Getting out of the house today – Minnesota Autism Mom.

This is a really great blog entry that made me cry a little because my husband has lived this experience through a man at his work.  Maybe I’ll write more on that in the future, for right now go read the Minnesota Autism Mom’s entry.

Free Online Printable Coupon for Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil

17 Aug

Free Online Printable Coupon for Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil.

Not Rude (Boy) Kids Baseball Jersey – CafePress

12 Aug

Not Rude (Boy) Kids Baseball Jersey – CafePress.

By far the best t-shirts I’ve seen for autism awareness yet.  I know what’s on my list for gifts for my family for Christmas. My husband, daughter, son and I could use something like this not only for every day wear but for those trips where you know meltdowns are going to occur.

What? I didn’t tell you my son is autistic? Yeah that’s because first and foremost he’s simply my son.  You don’t go around blogging that your son has auburn hair all the time do you? 🙂

Hello world!

11 Aug

Wow so I haven’t blogged in years. I wish that was exaggerating but I honestly did blogging before blogging was cool. I’m revisiting it now because my kids are back in school and I’m left as a stay at home Mom with not much to do.  I hope this takes off or at least gives me a great place to leave some thoughts for cyberspace!

See you the next time the keys click

R