Month: January 2018

Ye Olde Book Reviews

Not that anybody asked, but here I am with am with a list of book reviews for the things I’ve recently read. I think I mainly do this for the sense of accomplishment I get in looking at my list of conquered books haha. Also, books are proving to be my sanity this winter (she says un-ironically, though books have…

Is This Post Self-Congratulatory?

When I am driving, I think all the thoughts and have all the writing ideas. I tell myself that when I am not driving, I will surely sit down and compose said thoughts, that very day. But then poof! I’m making dinner, or at the gym, or doing laundry, or at work. And the composition of ideas in my head…

This Post is a Jack Update

Things on the Jack front have not been quiet. Despite having a rotating supply of caregivers, his own house–which is a controlled environment with fewer rogue factors, and a team of educators doing their level best to meet his needs, Jack’s behavior continues to be somewhat erratic. We’ve had long meetings with the school. We read daily email updates on…

Tiny Letters: A Day in Retrospect

Dear Primary Children’s Hospital, Thank you for having responsive staff and doctors who can handle all the nutty behaviors. When Jack and his entourage enter your doors, we essentially put you through an unwitting, rigorous testing period. Can one’s facility stand up to a nonverbal, frustrated, ear-infected teen with severe developmental delay? Let’s find out!   Dear University Behavioral Health…

Buoyant by Association

Things are a little weird right now, at least inside my head, mainly because of the old grief houseguest. And yet, here I am bravely sallying forth, even when that means occasionally doing things like going back to bed on a Wednesday morning after driving Charlie to school in the rain. Which I did yesterday, and which I do not…