Monthly Archives: October 2009

Teaching Each Other Who We Are

Every traffic light was red. We got to martial arts late. Riley maintained calm. She walked in. Ran to the bathroom to wash her hands(she’d had a snack in the car), then joined the class in progress. This was big, … Continue reading

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First Grade Sleep Competition

HT accompanied Seth’s class on a field trip today. There was cow milking and ice cream making. It was a fall festival type of thing. The kids were out in the fresh air all day. They ate bagged lunches. On … Continue reading

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DVD Helps People With Asperger’s Find and Keep a Job

For those who might be interested:  We purchased a video from this company about social skills/manners and it was nicely done. I will be ordering this one as well. ~~ For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 29, 2009 WINSTON-SALEM, NC — … Continue reading

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Talking about the service dog,

over at Hopeful Parents today. I won’t lie, I’m hoping everyone over there at HP will get a service dog for their child(ren). I’ve been sending Carrie e-mail pics of dogs for close to a year now, trying to convince her to … Continue reading

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No really, you shouldn’t have!

I’ve started and deleted several blog posts lately. In the middle of writing, I’ve looked at my own words and asked, “What is your intention here?” I am a staunch believer in Law of Attraction. What you focus on gets bigger. Sometimes focusing on … Continue reading

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Man at the Market

I took Jingle to the Farmer’s Market yesterday morning. After tactfully extricating myself from a conversation with my Mennonite friend who was adament animals have no souls, I walked around with purpose, gathering my wares. -Beets -Potatoes -Onions -Bread -Butter “Good … Continue reading

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Add it to the list of questions I can’t answer…

From Seth “Why did they even invent the letter F when PH makes the fuh sound?”

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One small request…

We don’t watch much TV. Tivo has basically given up on us and only tapes kid shows. But this week, in the hotel, it’s trash TV central. We were watching the Joy Behar show last night. The topic was divorce. High … Continue reading

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Wanda Sykes

  A couple of nights ago I was busy typing away and HT was watching TV. He kept laughing, then roaring, then chortling, then giggling. He went into the cat trying to cough up a fur ball. He did it … Continue reading

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Note to Self

If the dog goes to the door, and you get the feeling she has to go potty, but you dismiss the notion, with the thought, “She can’t possibly have to go out, she just went half an hour ago,” you are asking … Continue reading

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Too Much Togetherness

Day six of being together 24/7 in a small hotel suite. I can feel myself gasping for breath. Not literally, but I do feel a slow suffocation. I’m out of my element. We can’t go out to eat (per Seth’s health … Continue reading

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Cute Dog Pictures

Some pictures from 4 Paws today. These puppies are in a kennel, right in the same room we do our training. They are so stinking cute I can’t stand it!  They play wild, wild, wild, and then they all plop down at … Continue reading

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Etiquette Question

When staying in a hotel for an extended period, do you tip the maid daily, or at the end? I’m counting on your answers, and so is Macnelly, our suite cleaner.  Lovingly yours, MO’N

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Map of a Character

At school last week, Riley had to do a “character map” and of course she picked her favorite person, Seth, to focus on. I don’t know if you can read the above so I will type it out for you: Seth … Continue reading

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Since this trip is all about Riley and Jingle, Todd wanted to do something special for Seth. He found a Lego store near Columbus and we surprised him on the way to 4 Paws. He was thrilled! He picked out … Continue reading

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My Friend at the Market

We get our produce, milk and bread from a man at a local farmer’s market. I thought he was Amish, but  turns out he’s Mennonite. I had bit of a Seinfeld moment when I found out… “I thought I was getting … Continue reading

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Day 1 at 4 Paws

Read about it on the service dog page!

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Off We Go!

After almost a year of waiting we leave tomorrow to meet  Riley’s service dog. The bags are packed. The groceries are bought, the cat/house sitter arrives in the morning(poor cats, they’ve never met a dog in their lives)! I honestly have very … Continue reading

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Hot Toddy

Not enough has been made of HT lately. He’s worked so hard on this website, and he also made a great to-do over my birthday last weekend. He made me Robert Duvall’s mother’s crab cakes, and also a cherry cheesecake … Continue reading

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Blonds Have More Fun

So if I’m going to do reviews, I have to come up with a way to make it worth your while to read them. What kind of friend would I be just to steer you over to the review page to … Continue reading

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