Saturday, February 03, 2018
I truly believe that the fatigue and stress of being the parent of a child with autism is at times put into attack mode by the enemy. Tonight is one of those for sure. A negative social behavior that repeats itself time and time again. NOT going to win evil one!
The morning went smoothly, but really threw the rest of my day off by an hour. I can only think it is because Isaac and I got home about an hour earlier than expected and my brain hadn't made the switch. (A sure sign fatigue has set in!)
The client meetings went great...such neat people in a similar boat...and I can now write the plans from the information they offered. My goal for tomorrow and I did get about 3/4 of the way through on one today. While at the coffee shop I enjoyed a blueberry muffin and a hazelnut steamer for my breakfast. Isaac did his grammar, logic and math assignments and then did some drawing.
Once home I found a cute movie to start watching while doing my PT exercises. "New In Town" is a sweet, predictable romance/comedy and I finished it later in the day. My knee and hips felt so much better after a full round of PT. I did an extra set on some of them too.
Next up was paid work until time to take Isaac to basketball practice. He went with a better attitude, but when you ask him how it went the same negatives surface. I am praying that his heart is softened towards this coach.
Tomorrow will be PT, meal planning, maybe getting some groceries, laundry (if I have power to the washer/dryer) and paid work. Tim's plan is to continue on with the electrical wiring project so not sure what areas will be without power throughout the day.
Tim was not able to visit his friend who is dying. He sent a note through Curt's son to be read to him instead. Evidently there are about 40 family members at the house right now to say their goodbye's and be there for Deanne and the kids and their families. Tim was able to sit down and talk with the co-owner of the company and found out what plan was put in place about four years ago when Curt's battle with this cancer began. It was helpful for Tim's anxiety about how it would go.
Maegann had a good week at school and very little homework as so far she's keeping up with it during class and lunch. Glad her focus is more on her assignments than it is with having a boyfriend. Asher is still hurting a bit, but they are still able to talk. I know he'll come around with time. I told Maegann to just keep being kind and trying to have conversations.