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1 hour ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@lisalucier and everyone, I've been coming down with something for days. Woke up this morning with a super sore throat. Cough.Could be an allergic reaction to food and environmental allergens. I did take part of the yard two days in a row. I may try to hold our going to a doc in a box. I have an appointment with my PCP on Monday anyway.If I can find some Elderberry syrup I will try that. Lots of hot tea and lemon. Vitamin C. @gingerw , @sirgalahad, I will be checking my emails and trying to respond as much as I can.

@colleenyoung , I will try to respond to the email where you mentioned me. As soon as I can. This throat is very painful, but if I don't have a Strep infection there's not much use in seeing someone I don't know who will charge me a bundle to tell me I need to force fluids and take it easy.

Have a great TGIF y'all. Keep up the good work, advocating wherever you have an opportunity. We are not less than. We just want to sit at the table. We have strengths and weaknesses just like everyone else. Once they are addressed and supported we can work hand in hand.

Love and light,
Mamacita Jane

1 day ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@gingerw , you would do anything you could to help someone. Sending prayers and good energy your way.
Mamacita Jane

2 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@sirgalahad, you would have been a wonderful father. You have a kindness and a heart for little children. The compassion you give to them and to everyone blesses beyond measure.
Mamacita Jane

2 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@gingerw, what is it about babies that manages to make life so much more worthwhile? I don't know. I just know that my chubby little Princess and my Warrior Logan light up my world . All the difficulties and stresses of being Neurodivergent fade away when I think about them. And the in- house Teen. Every thing is worth it because of him.

Mamacita Jane

3 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@auntieoakley , that baby is adorable. And I bet you do indeed make a very handy Auntie! Animal lovers are the best.
Mamacita Jane

5 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@gingerw, Volunteer Mentor, and @auntieoakley , Happy Saturday! I survived. They came home to my house about an hour ago. I felt like shouting " the Cavalry is here!"

Oy vey, what a time we had. The devil dog got out, Will had to chase him down and get him back inside. Logan broke my tv table accidentally. And can you imagine how long it takes to boil water for his pasta when you have a little baby you cannot take your eyes off ?!! A really, really long time.

Thank goodness they are such good babies. They give me hope for our future. Logan is as smart as a whip. Great care must be given to the details…I yelled at the devil dog, whereupon Logan politely told me " Gramma, we don't say 'stupid.' That's not good to say."
You're right, Logan. You are absolutely correct. But other than that I feel like I did ok with both the babies, last night and this morning. I was even able to get a shower while the baby took a nap. And I made his favorite pasta. That had to count for something.

Truth be told, he did not eat much of it. Because he could not find the Parmesan cheese. I had used the shredded Parmesan, so it was in there. You just couldn't see it. Yes. I know what you are thinking. He is, indeed, a Young Sheldon.

And we are perfectly fine with that.

Now,excuse me while I watch the Alabama/A&M game, totally clueless as to what is going on. I even bought a Dummies Guide To Football, back when Will was playing.

So I could make sense of what was going on. It didn't help.

Here in Alabama you watch the game, or you are actually present at the game. So I keep trying.

I may just take a nap in this recliner while my kiddos go visit family.

It has been a good week end. Trying hard to just be. Relax, take care of me.

And that is my final parting note to you, my friends. Relax. Rest. Try hard to not over think. Or commit to too much, even if it is for a really good cause. And you know us Auties…we are passionate about all of our "good" causes. That passion can lead to Autistic burnout, meltdown, shutdown. So pace yourselves.

I just love y'all! Roll Tide!

Mamacita Jane

6 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@gingerw, @sirgalahad, and all you beautiful bright lights… Happy Friday to you all.

My plans? Grandmother duty. My kiddos are off on a rare but much deserved Anniversary Date. All of us are presently napping or wishing we could take a nap.

We watched Eureka on Netflix the other evening. Very interesting to watch the little boy "with Autism" save the day with his brilliant gifts. Today we would simply say "Autistic." At least, most of us would

I'm too weary to be brilliant. So I will sign off with a wish and a prayer that each one of you has a lovely, restful weekend. Fill it with time and space for all the healthy, healing, joyful things you have come to know and trust.

Love and light,
Mamacita Jane

Thu, Oct 10 8:09pm · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@sirgalahad, @gingerw, @parus, and @ auntieoakley, I'm a Lone Ranger, Tonto, Cisco Kid kind of girl. Shirley Temple movies, I absolutely adored. Laurel and Hardy. I Love Lucy, Captain Kangaroo.

Ah, the good old days. Gotta get in gear and get things ready for the kiddos. They are coming in tonight from out of state for the,baby shower. I cannot wait to love on my Grands again. Everyone have a great evening.
Love and light

Mamacita Jane