• Aspergers,  career,  Country Life,  Money,  Real Estate,  Travel

    We have shelves and..

    shelves…and shelves! H pretty much designed the closets and did a pretty darn good job.  With all the shelves in place, I now realize how much storage space we are going to have. I can now be one of those Sam’s Club people! Not that I will, but you never know when a year’s worth of toilet paper will come in handy.  Do kids still wrap houses?………The real question is can I get a Sam’s Club size bottle of whiskey. Sam’s Club is the final stage of adulthood right? I mean if you have enough cash and storage for a whole case of toilet paper that pretty much screams adulting. …

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  • Aspergers,  Real Estate

    BEWARE IF YOU DARE…to enter the teenager’s room…..

    Living with a teenager Aspie is a lot of fun <insert sarcasm here>.  Every thing must be black and white and there must be a legitimate (in his mind) reason to do anything that is asked.  His teachers have dealt with this for years, so it was no surprise when I handed him a few boxes and gave him directions as where to get started that it would be an issue here as well.  He doesn’t quite grasp the concept that packing takes TIME and thinks he can just throw everything together in an evening before moving day.  Well, that just ain’t gonna work for this Momma. I am about…

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  • Aspergers,  Real Estate

    Packing…

    Packing to move shouldn’t really be that complicated of a process.  You take your stuff…you put it in a box..you tape the box…you label the box…then you move the box to a new location.  Right? Am I missing something? Its a great time to purge and clean as well which I am doing. I already have a nice basket full of books and goodies to go to Half Priced Books and Goodwill.  I just wish the Goodwill guys were as happy to see me as I am happy to get rid of all of this stuff.  Unfortunately, trying to get a 15 yr old Aspie boy to understand that he…

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  • Alzheimer's,  Aspergers,  Travel

    Hiking the Pecan Flats Trail at Inks Lake

    Some of my ideas are great….and some of my ideas are clouded like the memory of child birth in a mother pregnant with her second child.  D and I came up to the Texas Hill Country to visit my parents. With no plans and limited cash due to the house building, if we did something I wanted to do something cheap that would wear a 15 year old out (because let’s be honest, it’s the only way to live with him).  After much discussion, we agreed to visit Inks Lake State Park and do a hike (I would like to point out that ALL able minded adults agreed i.e. my…

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  • Aspergers

    Life with Aspergers

    D is different.  Looking at him, he looks like any typical teenager today with the messy hair, hoodie, and typical sullen expression.  But there is more to him than the typical teenage moodiness.  It goes much deeper; he has Aspergers.  Copied from ASPEN: Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a neurobiological disorder on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum. An individual’s symptoms can range from mild to severe. While sharing many of the same characteristics as other Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) including Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA), AS has been recognized as a distinct medical diagnosis in Europe for almost 60 years, but has only…

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