Good Intentions

Late this morning I went for a run… A super slow, 3 mile, butt cheeks flapping and mocking me in the wind kind of run… But as the perfection post mentioned- the slow butt cheek flopping run is better than the super duper fast 5 mile run that I don’t go on… While running, my music wouldn’t Read more…

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Brave New World

The lights were brilliant and so bright they actually hurt my eyes… Everything was foreign to me…the street signs, the cars, the buildings… the smells hung heavy in the air…a mixture of fish and scooter exhaust and other things I couldn’t pinpoint. I was walking down a street alone in Shinjuku- one of the busiest Read more…

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Celebrate Life

No promises… no guarantees… Life can be so good and it can hurt so bad… I think the best way we can honor the lives lost in Newtown Connecticut is to cherish our own life. The best way we can honor those grieving parents is to cherish our own sweet children… This weekend I think Read more…

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Just a Day

It’s just a day. One sweet little day. Some go by too fast. Some days are slow and sweet. Some are pain in the butt terrible…and some days make you fall to your knees and cry… Like today… And we will gather them all in our arms and hold them tight because they are a Read more…

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Fabulous Flaws

Tonight I went to Physical Therapy for the first time in at least a month. Days went by and I kept forgetting to schedule an appointment…and suddenly days was a month…and I kept thinking- I need to make an appointment for PT…I wish I had someone to take care of me…and today I realized…I DO have Read more…

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Aware of Different

I learned a lot on how to parent my now 3 year old son Greyson from watching our Applied Behavior Analysis therapists that taught him.Many didn’t have kids of their own and were in their 20’s- yet- they taught me. I had no clue what in the hell I was doing. Starting at about 22 months, Greyson Read more…

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Bad on Paper

We received Greyson’s written diagnosis of Autism in the mail a few days before his 3rd birthday… Ironically I was so happy to receive it because we needed the document to be eligible for services to continue after his actual 3rd birthday… I remember Greyson’s caseworker coming over a few weeks later.. She had overseen Read more…

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He Is In There

The first time I truly saw that Greyson could understand more than I realized was over the Summer… Greyson had therapy every day from 8:30am until 5pm. One of those days I had friends and itty bitties over to swim during his afternoon therapy session. Greyson was downstairs finishing up his lunch. All the kids Read more…

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Totally Screwed Up But Happy

Let’s live today like we didn’t just get a Cancer diagnosis… Like we didn’t lose a loved one… Like we didn’t lose our job or our house… The great thing that comes with something crappy happening to you? You realize how darned spectacular regular old everyday life is…especially those boring old days that seem to Read more…

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Weekend Peak

Sometimes the anticipation of the weekend is better than the actual weekend. This weekend -that wasn’t the case…It was really, really good… I’m gonna tell you just a little bit now so I can go to bed soon and rest up for tomorrow- Monday- my seventh favorite day of the week. Color Me Rad made Read more…

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Left Overs

I don’t have a real post in my head tonight. Just leftover thoughts, floating about. Today I relaxed.. I napped when the boys napped… I watched Bravo TV like it was a job that I was damned good at… And I just finished a bowl of frozen yogurt so big I actually feel a little Read more…

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Conversations with God

Last night I had a conversation with God. I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. I asked him to explain the whole, “God only gives you what you can handle” phrase because I’ve heard it alot lately. God just started laughing. The thing most people don’t know about God is that he has an awesome sense Read more…

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