I don’t know about you, but there are days when I feel like George Costanza’s father, “Frank” from the tv series Seinfeld. You know the episode where he is trying to start his computer sales business and he is yelling “Serenity Now… Serenity Now” ironically in order to keep his stress level down. I believe […]
So let’s just say my dad is an information “junkie”. He is a retired College teacher, an engineer, and an all-around inquisitive guy. When my brother and I were kids there was a rule that my dad desperately tried to instill. For every half hour of “crap tv” (as he called it) we had to […]
For those of you who don’t know Ted from our documentary – Beyond the Spectrum… he LOVES all things Space! Stargazing is something he has been doing for about 3 or 4 years now. Before that he just studied books and Astronomy magazines slowly teaching himself the arrangement of star patterns and which were actually […]
The other day I was out checking out my garden. For the second year in a row, I have been really late planting. I mean so late that I often wonder if I will be doing the first harvest during the first snowfall! So I kinda get obsessed with checking the beds where all my […]
There are times with Oskar’s home therapy that I think nothing is working. I’m constantly reading up on things and have a million books with some highlighter and folded over corners (that’s how I mark my pages). But his progress is often so much slower than Ted that I’m never quite sure what is working until […]
We are sort of in a period right now where some weeks we have more bad days with Oskar than good. It was actually worse a few months back with weeks and weeks straight of daily meltdowns, often multiple meltdowns in a day. That’s some crazy hell… he’s happy momentarily then crying, then screaming, then crying, then […]
The Big “A” It was over 7 years ago that my first son was given the Big “A” label, autism spectrum disorder. He was 18 months at the time. Although it was a shock, it was also a relief as he had been born with two severely clubbed feet – something the doctors and geneticists […]
Reflecting on the wet, cool summer and what we’ve accomplished so far. Gardening, tackling the swamp cedars and making a play area for the kids… keeping them busy!