Thoughts & Happenings 08.30.20

I felt pretty low yesterday. Not depressed, or even sad really, but somber, I guess. I spent a lot of time thinking and trying to process Stephen’s job loss. I don’t feel worried about the money but I do wonder what is going to happen to our family dynamic. Will he find a new job? … Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 08.30.20

Summer Days ~ Driving Alone, the Big Pool, and Old Maid

I was up with Izzy from 3:30 until almost five this morning. She seems to do this every week and a half or so right now. That was after watching Downton Abbey with Maggie until 11:30 and then finally going to sleep after midnight. Needless to say, I was tired this morning and I  slept … Continue reading Summer Days ~ Driving Alone, the Big Pool, and Old Maid

Summer Days ~ Strawberry Waffles, a New Suit, and the Beginning of Potty Training

Izzy was up from 4-something to 5-something in the morning so she slept in yesterday. When she did finally get up, Maggie was able to get her hair up in a really cute bun. lol I had to hold Elizabeth to help her calm down about breakfast, and afterward, she calmly asked for a different … Continue reading Summer Days ~ Strawberry Waffles, a New Suit, and the Beginning of Potty Training

WIC and Autism

Our income qualifies us to receive WIC through our state’s health department. It provides vouchers for certain foods like milk, cheese, produce and beans every month. Initially, I was turned off by the idea of applying because we CAN afford to buy food and I didn’t want to be “cheating the system.” When a government … Continue reading WIC and Autism

Joshua’s Autism Diagnosis (and Dropping ADHD)

Joshua's autism evaluation results arrived in my inbox on April 15th as a password-protected, downloadable PDF file. It was thirteen pages long (just one page longer than his little sister's results from fourteen months ago). I read the first few pages in their entirety, confident that I would find the diagnostic code and description that … Continue reading Joshua’s Autism Diagnosis (and Dropping ADHD)