February 2012

The Third One From the Top

You wouldn’t know it just by looking at me, but I like the third one from the top. Sometimes when I’m feeling particularly brave, I try to settle for the second. But rarely the first; that’s just crazy. I’ve broken a lot of dishes this way.   My mom’s voice cracks when she tells me [...]

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I Know You Are But What Am I?

Andrew LOVES to watch YouTube on his iPad and we’ve caught on to the fact that it’s a great reinforcer when we want to get him to do  anything from finishing his vegetables to doing the laundry. Okay. The laundry not so much but I can usually get him to eat an extra carrot or [...]

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From Proud Mom to Bigot

So this is why people fear speaking up and speaking out and making their opinions known; because there will always be someone out there who will twist and mangle and misinterpret their message to make it fit their own agenda. Good thing I don’t give a damn. In the past 24 hours, since my SUCK [...]

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I told autism to SUCK IT. Yeah. I said it.

The other day, my 9-year-old son Andrew, who is severely impacted by autism, did something amazing. For the first time in his life, he read. It wasn’t a book, or a chapter, or even a sentence. It was ONE word: Harold. The name of his favorite character from his favorite show, Thomas the Train. Before [...]

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I kicked my husband out of our bed.

I’ve kicked my husband out of our marital bed. He hasn’t done anything wrong -at least nothing worthy of being demoted to a mattress located on our bedroom floor- but my motion sickness and vertigo has gotten so bad these past few months that I can no longer tolerate even the tiniest of movements that [...]

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Start small, but start SOMEWHERE

I’m  an all or nothing kind of gal. It’s not a trait that has served me well over the years. I take on new projects and set out on new quests with gusto, only to abandon ship when my plan doesn’t quite pan out the way I had intended or when the going is a [...]

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