I walked out into the crisp Pacific Northwest air with the same heaviness, shock and also numbness, in my heart I’ve felt twice before. The first time was 10 years ago. The second was three years ago. It never gets easier. Each time, I was prepared to hear the words the doctors would say, but… Continue reading So much autism.
….and then suddenly we’re there in the kitchen. For some reason, Abby is standing on the island and we are, slowly, syllable by syllable, saying words. She does, in turn, repeat back. Mon Mon Key Key MONKEY! MONKEY! MONKEY! And we all clap and she jumps up and down without any of us giving a… Continue reading The dream that turns to a nightmare in the morning
I bought a new laptop because mine ate the dust and in order to sleep at night I knew that I had to really start writing again. So here I am with another new domain and another new attempt at a blog that I may or may not keep up. But I’m back. Mostly. How… Continue reading Oh, hai, I’m back, mostly
We’re moving into our new (to us. It’s 24 years old with all original everything…I’ll post pictures soon!) house today and as I’m unpacking the kitchen Peyton stomps in in a huff. Right after him Dave (our friend who OFFERED to help us move, so, I guess probably the best dude in the world?) and… Continue reading Peyton didn’t want to move…
It’s a big deal. I haven’t been to the gym in years. I hate the gym. It’s full of people. Fit people. Fit people talking about fit-ness. It was cheaper to get a family pass than to just get the kids a YMCA pass (for the pool. oh my gosh. for the pool. so much… Continue reading Hey guys, I went to the gym!
Sirens. The sound that once made all the muscles in between my shoulder blades tighten had, over the last year, worked their way to just small twitches and spasms, barely noticeable under normal circumstances. These weren’t normal. I heard the sirens from far away. All of the muscles in my back had seized and the… Continue reading Sirens