Hump day

At work, Wednesday’s are usually my toughest days. It’s the one day of the week where I work the counter, where I spend all day helping people face to face. Today though, was actually a pretty good day Now, it’s also always a good day in the fact that I have two of my kids after work. Add to the fact that I also submitted the paperwork to take a couple of hours off next Monday because I have a job interview and I have to say it’s a day that’s ending pretty well.

Sincerely –

Autism Librarian

Good nights sleep

That’s what I need tonight, a good nights sleep. So instead of staying up late to write my next blog post, I’m going to get ready for bed. As tough as this week has been, I’m still able to see the good here and keep moving on.

I’ve managed to get a couple of things done for my oldest this week including getting him a doctors appointment so we can start looking for a new psychiatrist for him, if that’s what the direction we’re headed and then I e-mailed his job coach to begin the search for a new job.

On top of all that, I think he was able to move on from the couple of words he had at work the other day with one of his co-worker. So all in all, a good day. Now we just need a good night and I think that’s possible.

Goodnight!

Autism Librarian

Full week

So this week I wasn’t sure what to write about. First my oldest son decided he wants to start having smoothies for breakfast again, at least on the weekends. Then he told me he got upset with one of his co-workers. Now it wasn’t much, he just didn’t like what she said, so he told her to stop. He just didn’t say it in the best way.

Anyway, in a way, I’m proud of him for both events. We’ve been doing a walking club for the last few weeks and so, to me, eating a little healthier is a great next step.As far as work goes, I’m proud of him for telling me about it and for the fact he apologized to her right away. I guess in both situations, I know he’s growing up.

What these types of weeks tell me is that somehow, some way, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to see the good, no matter the situation and for that, I’m incredibly thankful.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Quality time

Seems because of some unexpected circumstances, my oldest son and I will have a little extra quality time. I took off today to have our new dryer installed but then I received a letter from my mom’s car insurance regarding an accident I had while driving her car almost a year ago and possible settlement yesterday.

Turns out they want more than we expected while we thought (and thought wrong) that my mom didn’t have enough car insurance. Turns out she has more than she realized and the insurance company doesn’t think they’ll get all what they’re asking for reason’s that they explained to my mom.

So with that said, I feel like I need to get somethings done both for my son (like paperwork) and myself (like a job application or maybe two). With that said, I guess I’ll get to working on that paperwork because the sooner I get that done, the sooner I can apply for a job or two.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Taking a walk

So let’s just say, exercise for the most part and my oldest, don’t really get along. That said, he does like golf and so that’s what I use to redirect him when we started doing walking club for the first time this fall, talk about golf. It also helped that last week, when we ran into a couple of our friends from golf. The other thing we talk about the sport he likes the most, NASCAR.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Inner strength

Sometimes you don’t know you can do something until you do. My oldest son was having a meltdown with his iPad while I was trying to finish up a cover letter the other day.

Somehow though, I was able to help him get through that, finish my cover letter and also submit my application. Another thing is, you also really don’t know you have it until you use it.

Sincerely –

Autism Librarian

Made my week

So my oldest son made my week today with one simple act of thoughtfulness when, after he got off work, he decided to buy some milk for home. Now of course he works at one of our local grocery stores, so it makes sense but still, it was the first time he’s ever done that. One simple act that to me, is another step in his growth. I’ll definitely take that.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

A rough weekend

After going through some health issues with my youngest and thankfully seeing him turn the corner, it’s these weekends that make me thankful to be where I’m at. I was so focused on him, even though he was at his mom’s house that I sort of put my job search on pause and that turned out to be a good thing.

Then yesterday, I got a text from my middle child regarding top surgery as he continues on his transgender journey. Guess we’ll have to see what this weekend holds. Right now though, I think I’m just going to see how the today goes.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian