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Aw, thanks you guys, your excitement is making me excited!  I keep veering between excitement and panic :)  But we saw our acupuncturist today and she was so excited for us it really made me smile.  She kept saying, you did it, Tup, you did it, you got through all this stuff (she has listened to my laments about so many things over the years) and now you're going to have such a great time.  So her enthusiasm was infectious.

Even better - when I told my son we were definitely moving his face fell.  The thought of forcing him to move when he clearly doesn't want to has been weighing heavily on me.  But - when I told him I'd found out that I can buy him a second hand games console and copy the data from the game at youth club to a machine at home - he was delighted and now he thinks moving is a great idea.  It literally was just the computer game that he was upset about - really highlights to me how differently he sees the world through his autistic mind and I really do need to stop putting my non-autistic brain on to his and thinking he 'ought' to feel certain ways about certain things.  If the computer game is top of the agenda then so be it.  At least it is something that is fairly easily rectified (and not too expensive, either!).

So that has been a good part of the day.  I've told the horrible education team here that we are leaving and I contacted the court and have sent the form off to the new authority.  I've no idea what happens next and I've decided not to fret too much about finding out - I've notified everyone and will wait now to see what comes back.

I keep going happy, excited, tired, anxious and then back round again.  But I kind of like it; it's nice to get the happy and excited bits in with the other stuff for a change :) xx

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I'm glad FOR you, Lighter!

 :D

Hops
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DD wants to fast tomorrow, and Friday, so that's 3 days of restricted calories instead of 2.  I'm not sure I'll join her, but have intention to.

She's been hanging in there with martial arts training.   Standing and doing what's asked of her, even if she grimaces and guts it out.  She's a trooper... also very funny.  A joy.

I moved furniture around so DR has table and chairs again.  For a while it was just chairs at the bar, and in front of the tv.  Farm table back in place.  I forget why we moved it.  Better this way. 

We put blue painters tape on floor in LR, to do foot work game DD loves.  She loves anything GAME, frankly.  I think I've been side slapped by endorphins.... giddy happy.  Not used to them.  Glad they're back.

Lighter
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Brilliant.

I must not feed my own anxiety.
I must avoid rabbit holes on the internet now.

YES. GOOOOOOD thinking, Tupp!

You're going to be okay. You really are.

love,
Hops
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Well, Tupp...  you'll have a new event to your mum's birthday on the calendar. 

This time next year, you'll be celebrating moving to the beach! 

WHOO HOOOO HOO HOO HOOOOOOO! 

I
AM
SO
EXCITED!


TUP'S GOING TO THE BEEEEEE!EACH! 

TUP'S GOING TO THE BEEEEEE!EACH!

LET'S GO FISHIIIIINNNNNG..umm..

I mean TUPP AND SON CAN GO FISHIIIIINNNNG!

Your little temp home can be your launching pad.....
 Your safe place till you find your longterm happy place. 
Your TUPP GOT TO GO HOME! place: )


Congrats, Tupp.  Truly.

Lighter




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Oh, and I forgot to add - I just realised we collect the keys for our new place on my mum's birthday.  I thought that was a funny coincidence :) xx
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Woooo!  Thanks, guys!  Can't quite believe it :)  Feel very excited but also a little nervous about the amount of work that needs to be done between now and then.  But I'm going to get on with it tomorrow and just get things done.

One thing I did realise about myself this evening is that I mustn't feed my own anxiety.  I've re-written the information for social services in the new area, because after reading it back I realised it was still a bit too waffly and sounded too personal.  So I wrote it up again and then looked online at support criteria in the area.  All references to children's services have information about child protection in them which sets me off worrying.  So I think I need to really try to keep my anxiety levels down by trying to concentrate on what's under my nose and what needs to be done and not going off down rabbit holes on the internet. 

I'm in that really weird situation where I want to shout our good news from the roof tops - but I'm trying to move in secret so I can't :) xx
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ROAD TRIP, ROAD TRIP!

And given your son has inherited a ton of sweet qualities from you, I know that he is going to find a new life with new friends from college, and the BEACH, and hopefully when you move to your final place even a new KITTEN he picks out...

He's going to be okay.

He probably needs to feel more of your happiness, which he soon will as the last obstacle has just rolled away.

xxoo
Hops
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OF COURSE IT IS! :D

::doing the snoopy dance!!!::..

You're supposed to make this move.

Whoo hoo!

YES!

Lighter

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I've used this product twice, once where there was no one to give me a jump in a parking lot while I was rushing around my father's memorial service.  Once late night in a University parking lot that was almost empty.... I had kids depending on me to pick them up.  It was bad, and I learned where the hood release was HIDDEN on top of it, along with the fact I can't have radio on in my new car for half an hour without the battery going dead.  That's not the way it is in my big truck, so oldest DD did the same thing a couple months later.


https://www.carbatterychargerscentral.com/portable-battery-jump-starter-top-rated-new-dbpower-battery-booster-lineup/

I purchased the DBPOWER 600A, which sells for around $70.00 on Amazon. 


IT'S AMAZING to have the freedom to get your car jumped when there's no help, or you don't feel safe... I used to carry regular, super long, jumper cables, and that was great... if there was another car around, or asking for help feels like it might land in you more trouble than you're already in.

Everyone with a car should consider getting one of these battery chargers.  I've used mine and the charge has held in the upper 90%.... I don't have to keep charging it all the time with use, though I should have a regular schedule of checking and charging it.   Easy to do, btw.

THIS is a great gift for new drivers, and graduates, IMO.

Lighter
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