Life With A Side Of Autism


Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Fun Friday! Today We Ask: What Did I Just Watch?

It's Friday and I'm under a massive deadline for my next book (yay!) so you guys get to be totally weirded out by this collection of strange stuff that will make you ask "What the hell did I just watch?"

Like this guy:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Dose Of Inspiration: What Room Does Fear Have?

A friend shared this with me today, and I just have to pass it along. The dancers are amazing (and the choreography is fantastic), but this dance is so much more than that.

Set to the spoken word piece, "What Are You Afraid Of?" by Jon Jorgenson, this is guaranteed to make you feel good.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: The Wearing Of The Crazy Book Shoes

Oh yes, I bought them
Saw them on the internet
And just had to have them
Wear them everywhere
Except when with my daughter
She loves me
But even she won't be seen
With a mother in these shoes
And not at work
Because the day job isn't the dream job
But it's still a good job
Where no one wears crazy shoes
But I wear them sometimes
Oh yes, I do 
'Cause life is too short
Not to own crazy shoes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In Defense Of The Girls Who Don't Hang With Girls Much

I have a confession to make, and I know it's going to get me in trouble.

I'm one of those girls. A girl who doesn't have a gaggle of girlfriends they hang out with. Or even one girlfriend they call everytime there's good news or bad news or even no news but they just have to call anyway.

And that's not to say I don't have female friends, because I do, and more than a few. I've met most of them through work, or they're in the neighborhood. If they invite me over, I almost always go, and I extend an invitation anytime I have something going on at our house. Since the divorce, that doesn't happen much, though. At work, I have lunch with them and I share my home-baked goodies whenever I bring them in.

But I just didn't get whole, "I need my girlfriends around me," thing.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Summer Camp Is For Everyone - Check With Easter Seals To Find Camps For Your Disabled Child

Summertime is nearly here (hey, if you were in Philly this weekend, you would have sworn it was here already)! All this warm weather reminds me that my son has nothing to do this summer.

Our local township has a wonderful summer camp that he's attended since he was five, but he's aged out now. At 13, he's on his own, and I'm on my own looking for a camp that:

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's Friday! Time For Some Randomly Funny Stuff!

It's finally Friday! And for some of us in the good ole USA, that means a three day weekend! My tax return is in and I have a metric BUTTLOAD of writing to do this weekend on the second book (book one is out and doing pretty well so far)! All in all, not a bad way to kick off a weekend.

But before I get rolling, here's a random collection of stuff that made me laugh. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Message In The Balloon - A Reminder About Perseverance

I saw this on Reddit last week - a user found this tied to a deflated balloon in Jefferson, MO. The text reads simply:

I miss you so much
I just want you to
know that I really am
sorry for hurting you. I made
it mom. I made it through high
school. I love you Momma.
I love you so much.
Sincerely, [name obscured]

Tell the people you love how you feel, and do it while they're still alive. Tell them I love you. Tell them I'm sorry. Tell them they made a difference in your life. Save yourself the deep and abiding recriminations of never getting that opportunity again after it's too late.

And above all, remember that while it may be too late to tell them, or show them, it's never too late to make them proud of the person you are. That's on you, and only you have the power to honor their memory, and validate their faith in you.

They're watching. And whoever you are in Jefferson, your mom is very, very proud of you.