Monthly Archives: December 2012

Facebook Fatigue

I’ve been taking a break from Facebook. I really should have done this during the election season. It felt very toxic then. It is a relief not to be taking in the constant chatter of     hundreds. It is a relief … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years of Hot Toddiness

He’s happy because it’s our anniversary. That’s not actually why he was happy. He was stepping outside to shovel/snow blow after working from 8-4:30 and driving home in a blizzard. And yet, look….happy. It’s a look of “If you’re going … Continue reading

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Dull or Annoying?

Would you rather be considered annoying or dull? This was a question after dinner recently, when we were playing “Would You Rather?” For some reason, the very question had us in stitches. For the record, HT would rather be dull. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

From our house to yours. Love.

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Seth could not sleep last night. When he re-entered school this year after being homeschooled for two, the biggest stress for him was not the academic work, not the social aspects of making new friends, but the fire and lock … Continue reading

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What a child with Asperger’s and her sibling would like you to know…

Yesterday I posted this on Facebook: “There are reports coming out that the CT school shooter had Asperger’s. Please on behalf of my sweet girl and others like her, PLEASE correct and stand up to any ignorance you see on … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers Talks About Tragic Events in the News

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” … Continue reading

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Some Things I Like About My Husband

1) He fixes my Kindle when it freezes up. 2) He often fills up my gas tank without me asking (I would never ask…I know how to fill up my own tank…but it is nice when he does it). 3)He … Continue reading

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Gratitude at Bedtime

He puts the bookmark in his book, and we say prayers and he tells me what he’s grateful for. Tucking Seth into bed, I look at his sweet face long and hard and this is what I tell him. “Seth. If ever … Continue reading

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Taking Perspective

Riley’s bus was late bringing her home yesterday. It’s actually a van. For some reason two vans had to be combined together. Kids that don’t usually ride together had to, and it was crowded. There was a little girl on … Continue reading

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Saying Yes to My No

I’m experimenting with not saying yes to things I really want to say no to. So far, so good. Nothing further. Amen.

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Brain on Fire

I recently read Brain on Fire:My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. It is about a young woman working as a reporter in NYC, who suddenly shows signs of psychosis. She spends over three weeks in the hospital experiencing mania, … Continue reading

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