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2 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

3 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

3 days ago · 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

Mon, Oct 7 3:42pm · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

Yes, @parus, I know there are those who let you know how valued you are. You write beautifully about the human condition. You are gifted and wise. Your experiences have given you insight that we can all benefit from. Have a great rest of the day.
Mamacita Jane

Mon, Oct 7 1:11pm · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

Replying to @parus, you are you, and perfectly imperfect but greatly loved, exactly as you are! It amazes me how people do not value the importance of simply being yourself.

I cannot pattern myself after anyone else. I have family that I have chosen to let go, because they dumped me into the throwaway box many years ago.

All I can think is that most of them care only for themselves. The Times we shared are erased from their minda, just as I have been erased from their Christmas list.

There are homes I have never been in. Family members who show up now and again at funerals, speak to me as if we lived just around the corner. I don't buy that anymore. I have cried and been heartbroken too many times

The only crime I have commited is being on the Spectrum. I don't fit into their society. So I make friends with the dreamers and the doers, the poets and the writers. The musicians and the counselors, the pastors and the teachers. And every one in between.

I read, paint, listen to music, and practice self care. I read everything I can on Narcissists. I have a good life, even though arthritis rears its ugly head in retaliation to my Fibromyalgia being calmed

You are so right. We cannot change other people. Especially people who don't even know they need to be changed I welcome change.

Love and virtual hugs to you,

Mamacita Jane

Sat, Oct 5 4:28pm · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

My dear @gingerw , I wish I could see those deer with you, and walk through those leaves, savoring the subtle fragrances of fall. I love the changes of the seasons.

Rest well, my friend. Enjoy all the good things. Hugs and good energy from Sweet Home, Alabama.


Sat, Oct 5 1:59pm · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@Gingergingerw, well, I finally got a shower about an hour ago. Little Princess went with her Mommy to eat Sushi with her other bestie. I lost my phone, (found it) loaded the dishwasher, made my bed,(finally) and thought I would post a quick note before she wakes up.

Got my game gear on. Not sure when the game is. Probably in another hour. Husband says he's getting chicken and all the fixings for us. My other daughter is here as well, so we should have a pretty full house. I know nothing about football. But my Dad loved it. So we watch it. RollTide!

I am as Aspie as it gets. I cannot comprehend all the social rules surrounding this national fascination with a leather ball being carried from one end of the field to the other. And bodies piled on top of one another,

No matter. We gather together and cheer them on. It's just good to be together.

Hope everyone has a good day today.
Love and light to you all.


Sat, Oct 5 7:58am · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@Colleen Young, Connect Director, thank you for your kind assistance. We sure enjoy having this little Princess around. But we have learned it truly does take a village.She keeps us on our toes. Plus we just returned from spending the day with our little Mama who is valiantly trying to keep her baby boy developing and growing for as long as she can. She slept five hours last night, which is important. Means she probably did not have contractions duriing that time.

Everyone have a great day today. Oh. One last thing. Did you know that the man who started it all with Pokemon, is Autistic? Showed up on my newsfeed today.


Love and light.