Tuesday

So until my mom mentioned it, I did something this past Tuesday that I wasn’t even aware. This Tuesday you see, was also the anniversary of my dads passing.

What I really hadn’t thought about was where it had happened, a local golf course. So this past Tuesday my son and I were, yes, out playing golf.

Every summer, my oldest son takes golf and it’s always on Tuesdays. Now, no it’s not the same course but still. It never even occurred to me what we were doing and what day it was.

Surprise!

So I got another surprise the other day from my oldest son when he decided to do a little cleaning in his room. It wasn’t a lot mind you but the fact that I didn’t ask him to do it, it was great. Those unexpected surprises always make my day.

That said, I also managed to get two of the three things I talked about in my post last week entitled New week. With any luck, I’ll get the last one done this week, in finding my son a new doctor.

I managed to made an appointment for him with his Regional Center representative this week and I now have the paperwork complete and ready to mail out for his MOABLE account.

We’re transferring money from my mom’s 529 for him to his MOABLE account. I just need to mail it out today. All in all, not a bad week.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Taking my time

So along with my goals for the week that I talked about last time, I’ve also decided to put less on my plate. To realize that on those days I’m busy, to just be more realistic in my expectations.

I can’t do it all in one day and that’s okay. Just keep making my lists, something long and sometimes short. Today, all in all, was a good day. Tonight is too as I’m getting ready to submit another job application.

I’ve also started to leave more time for me, to both write and read. In fact, I started writing another poem today. One thing I’ve learned about poems, they just sort of come to me when they want to.

With my new job, I just don’t have time to read on my commute, so I’ll just make a little time at home. It’ll all work out. In fact, I think it already is.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

New week

So even though my oldest had another problem at work, this time with a customer, I’m actually feeling a bit more motivated than I have for a while. I’ve been talking with him about finding a new job, something we haven’t done anything about since the pandemic. I’m in the process of making an appointment with his Regional Center representative to start that process back up.

I’m also going to go back and restart the process of finding him a new doctor. My goal tonight is to find the list I had that I got when I was still working at Barnes Jewish Hospital. I’m pretty sure it’s in my bedroom. One of the reason’s I need to do that is to find him a psychiatrist. He had one up to a couple of years ago, until he aged out

The last task on my list this week is to finish up getting my mom’s money that she’s put away for him into MOABLE account. I have an e-mail from my mom’s financial person and I’ll go back and get that printed up tonight. If I can get those last two done and the first one at least a little further down the road before we go on vacation, I’ll be happy. I think that’s more than enough.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Catching up with the past

Today’s a day I knew would come but all of a sudden it’s here and it caught me off guard. The one where I realize that now we’re on the other side of the pandemic, I’m no longer where I was when it started. Fortunately, my kids, my family and I all made it through. For that, I’m forever grateful.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Unexpected

So last week, my oldest son had a meltdown after work. It seems he was having a problem with one of his co-workers. After he told me some of what happened, including telling his mom, the first thing I did was e-mail one of his managers. Then I went up to the store and talked to another one of the managers, since he worked later in the day and I just wanted to make sure the manager on duty knew.

Thankfully, we’ve seen to have gotten through this. Both managers I talked to said they would talk to his co-worker and knowing both of the managers, I feel like we’re in a good place. After talking with my son, we also talked about going back to where we were before the pandemic in him looking for another job. So now we’re both looking for a new job.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Picking myself back up

So despite a tough week last week, I’ve managed to pick myself back up. I got an application turned in last night and I’m hoping to get another one submitted tomorrow. I think this has had a lot to do with having several applications I sent out a couple of weeks ago, only to hear nothing back.

As I’ve also mentioned lately, I’ve been reflecting more on my dad but now, slowly, in a more positive way. Thinking about what he would want me to do? What would he have done, if he were still around? I think I know the answer.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Day off

I can’t remember the last time I needed a day off that bad. The thing is, I didn’t realize it when I asked off. Something that I really miss from my federal courts library job is all the time¬†off I had built up.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Lists

So imagine my surprise recently when I realized my son made his own list. You see, every week I make a list of the shifts and days he works at our local grocery stores. The other day though, I made the list only to forget to post it on the refrigerator. He actually called me that Monday, thinking he worked but it was actually last weeks list.

By the time I got home that night, he had made his own list and put it on the refrigerator. It may seem like a simple thing but it’s one of those things that will help him down the road. Something for him to cross off his list. Now I need to get back to my list and cross off a more few things to help him.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian

Looking back

So with all that’s gone on in the last year or so, looking back hasn’t been at the top of my list of things to do but after having another plumbing problem this past weekend, I actually was. The thing is, I was looking back in a good way.

One of the best things that has happened this past year is that my youngest son has taken ownership of his bedroom downstairs. It’s been nice helping him decorate his room a little and believe it, having to fix the plumbing problem in the bathroom downstairs as well.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian