Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Eggs

This year I was determined to follow through and actually dye Easter Eggs with my son. My teen daughter could not be bothered with a litle bit of tradition. "Nobody dyes Easter Eggs anymore." Really, then why is is a whole isle full of amazing kits to dress up plain white eggs.
After printing out a social story for Alex that shows all the steps we will be doing we were ready. After a few minutes I discover that dyeing eggs with children is a lesson in patience for both the children and the adults. Alex seemed more fascinated with dropping the eggs so the shells would crack and then looking at the pattern. I would like to say that our eggs turned out like the picture but I would be a big liar and who would dare try lying at Eastertime!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Don't get around much anymore......

Does it seem like I just dropped off the planet? I have been up to my a** in alligators. I have learned one major point from all of this- multi tasking & autism suck! Have you ever played dodge ball (toys flying at my head) while cooking dinner with the volume of the TV turned all the way up? That is considered an easy time in my house. So you say where is your husband? He is busy playing Playstation like a teen in the bedroom. Don't worry, I 'll see him when he comes out and asks what is for dinner! I am so in need of a break. My son has been home from school for over two weeks now. My brilliant idea was to set up his bounce house in the living room to keep him entertained for over 2 minutes. A jack hammer would sound better than this thing! Enough of my rambling.....

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mountain Dew Mouth

Did anyone else watch 20/20 last night? The show was about living in the Appalachian Mountains. It was very sad. The area is #1 in the nation for tooth decay. We are talking whole teeth missing! The program mentioned that the residents use Mountain Dew as sort of an anti-depressant.
A dentist has spent over $150,000 on a Mobile Dental Clinic. He restores the adults and children's smiles-what an angel! It also mentioned that many toddlers are given Mtn. Dew in their bottles. Totally nuts!

Friday, February 13, 2009

And the winners are......

Deb from Dirty Socks and Pizza
and Jo from Under the Influence

Please email with your addresses.
Jo, I could really use some help on how to post the award that you gave me last week.

I ended up giving two lanterns away. I appreciate all the great tips!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dreamy of a far away land......GIVEAWAY!!!!

I haven't been blogging or reading my favorite blogs lately. My son has severe autism . This past month he has hit me nonstop. The good thing is that he is only doing it to me. The bad thing is HE IS DOING TO TO ME. I am worn out and sore. I like to stay positive almost to the point of being sugary sweet-belch.
To turn my attitude around I am trying to focus on things that I enjoy. One thing that I love is giveaways. So my few followers, I would like to announce my first giveaway.
It is a new glass paneled candle lantern. A flicker of a candle makes the colored glass sparkle.I have many lanterns that I like to use on our patio. This beauty can be yours!

The Giveaway will run from February 8, 2009 to February 12, 2009. The winner will be announced on February 13, 2009. Below are rules for entering this giveaway. Good luck.

• MAIN RULE –Leave a comment telling me you wish to enter this giveaway and a funny hint to help me relax.
• 1 Extra Entry - Follow my blog let me know in a separate comment

Sunday, January 25, 2009

How do I know you?

Many times when I am out running errands I am asked "You look familiar, how do I know you?"
99.78% of the time I have no idea who this person is. Then the person proceeds to play the twenty question game. This drives me bonkers! I usually answer that I have a very generic face and I live under a rock in the hopes that they will go away scratching their head.
Do you resemble a celebrity? I have a friend that looks like Brendan Fraser if you squint while looking at him.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Heelarious Baby High Heels

I was listening to the radio after dropping my daughter off at high school when a commercial came on. It was for a children's clothing shop. Names of brands were rattled off including Baby High Heels. I thought that it had to be a brand of clothes not actual high heels for babies. I searched the internet and found out that it was shoes for babies. What do you think? Is it "Heelarious" or has the world gone mad?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Trash the dress???

I realize that I am a little out of touch with the world since we moved to a small town in the Midwest, but must I face this reality so often? My teen daughter brought home a list of outfits that she will need for a photography session. At the top of the list-"Trash the Dress". What???
My daughter acts like I am an alien that was just let off my spaceship here. She informs me that the she will need to bring a formal dress so she can "trash it". The photographer will have her in a mossy pond up to her waist IN THE DRESS. I swear the universe is testing me on this one. First ruining an expensive dress and second A MOSSY POND. Now that I think about it maybe her brother could be swimming in the background with his turtle friends...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Swimming with his turtle friends

Every three months my son stays at a respite weekend home. I like it because the staff has worked on and off with him for a few years. I used to drive away crying feeling horrible after dropping him off. I would spend the weekend holding his blanket and missing him. Pathetic, yes it was.
Now I realize a break is good for both of us. He loves it and he gets to go to really cool places. It also gives me and chance to hang out with my daughter. (who does not give a hoot).
I come home today to a message from one of the staff. The outing the weekend home went on was to the Oklahoma Aquarium.
"I need to tell you something. I kmow that you might be upset but also know that you will find it funny as well." My first thought was that my son jumped into one of the exhibits. Bingo! He did!!
He decided that he would like to float with the turtles and fish. I really need to cut back on him watching Finding Nemo.
(the aquarium staff assured my son's caregiver that the turtles would be fine)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New to this...

I have a passion for reading other people's blogs. I love peeping in to their lives. My favorites are the random thoughts and fragments.
I am finally jumping in and trying this out. Wish me luck!