I know I need this page, but I’m bewildered by it.
I have written, published, unpublished, rewritten, republished and cringed at it a dozen times.
What can I possibly share that will compel you to read more?
This is what I look like (some of the time):
I have an autistic son, one really fat cat, a sweet (and significantly younger) husband and a lot of dirty grout in my house.
I try to make art, but I get distracted.
I own a lot of cookbooks, but I like to eat out.
I read way too many blogs and not nearly enough books.
My eyes close fast and sometimes I write the wrong words because I’m tired all the time.
I wanted my son to have a sibling, but my body didn’t agree. (Insert grief here.)
My best friend got breast cancer and died when we were 38. That sucked. (Insert more grief.)
My dad died three weeks later. Also sucked. (Grief amplified.)
I spend every spare moment of my life wandering through thrift stores, dreaming of faraway flea markets, and looking for my next great treasure.
That about sums it up.
I am enjoying your blog so much! You have a real gift for writing and a way of expressing yourself that we can all identify with. Keep it up!
I understand the autism part of your grief and the last 10 days of hell. My son is 9 and has regressed a lot over the last almost 3 weeks. It has been painful and sad to watch and participate in his life. The good news is that many of my friends are going through the same thing with their kids with autism at this time of the year as well. I don’t know you or your son but I fully expect my son to snap out of this in another 4-5 days and become stronger which for him is his life’s pattern.
I run several autism programs for kids ages 4-15 and am a parent volunteer for POAC-NoVA a non-profit. I am happy to email you any or all of my class power points if they will help your son with socialization or anything else we do.
Your writing is eloquent and I am embarassed by my awful rambling of a blog so please don’t read it or if you do not judge me by my ESOL style (sadly I was born in Illinois).
I wish you the best.
Shannon, you cracked me up with the “sadly I was born in Illinois” comment! That’s where my dad grew up and where I spent a few amazing summers as a kid. Thank you for your comments. I would love to know more about your autism programs and the power point stuff you mentioned.
Hi, nice to meet you !
wow…that was a nice and intense biolography…good luck with you life thou!!!! um..oh yea i also dont get it why pple buy jeans with rips in them..its so weird!!!