Work Life balance.
This is grim at the moment and heavily work orientated. However, I have assigned specific times to work, and I'm doing those. And extra. Yes, I know, what's the point if I'm going to do extra? Well, because the children need it. and children always, ALWAYS come first.
Why we *don't* do Hallowe'en.
See previous post.
Changes in our lives.
J is on his last week of work, and he is then officially retired. He's not that much older than Rich was, but it's a time of life that we are looking forward to. Unless you have been the wife at home whilst the man is away being shot at, you cannot understand. I thought I could prior to Rich going to the Afghan, but I couldn't. Not until he was actually there. It was an experience we had to go though twice and would have gone through a lot more, were it not for the accident, but, well. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord, as a beloved friend prayed for him yesterday.
The Adorable Childs behaviour (n.b. this is good!)
The AC is now cooking independently! Ok, it's just small things like buns and cakes, but it's independent, He's only 7, I think he's doing ok, lol! He loves and lives with all his heart and will not be sad for long, although he cried last night at Monsters Inc when we watched it for the first time. He tells J he loves him every day, at least twice, and is looking forward to J picking him up from school when he's finished work. And I've had several people tell me recently how lovely he is - strangers as well as friends - that he has lovely manners and attitude and is interesting to talk to, and other nice things. He is a child of the village, in that he has been raised by me, by his father to some extent, by Rich to a much greater extent, now by J, and he's coming through ok. Just goes to show that proper preparation for events, proper understanding and talking and acceptance of another persons feelings, does that person a lot of good in the long run. He could have been a demanding brat by now, and he's gorgeous.
Why isn't blog in the list of words recognised by the dictionary on a blogging website?
Still no answer to this one.
Or this one.
Mmmmm. Soup! I'm after one of those Cuisinaire soup maker whatsits, because I love soup. To come home, cold and shivery, and to be able to put hot homeade soup on the table for the boys in under 15 minutes (it was frozen!) is one of the delights of my life.
Why ASD is now ASC and how that affects children.
This needs a long answer really, but in the UK, (and I'd be interested in the US perspective) Autistic Spectrum Disorder is now Autistic Spectrum Condition, as there is nothing *wrong* with these children. Also, we have to refer to a continuum, as opposed to a spectrum.
So those are the short answers. And I must shake my tail and get moving to the shower.