Friday, August 7, 2009

This Author's Autism To Do List

Am a little bit behind due to a hectic summer schedule. Please bare with me. Am hoping to get back into the blogging groove soon. Here are a few of the things that I'm either working on or on my list.


1. Sending in a promised story to a fellow blogger.
2. Writing a post on said blogger's projects.
3. Writing more posts for this blog!
4. Acknowledging more fellow bloggers in posts.
5. Catching up on a couple of emails that are blog related.
6. Visiting more blogs (sorry, am going to do more of this once the school year starts).


1. Selling 50/50 raffle tickets for Central Michigan ASA's (CMASA) Golf outing on August 22.
2. Supporting chairs of August 22 event.
3. Working on website content for CMASA.
4. Helping to find a replacement for me as secretary of CMASA.
5. Keeping interested persons in the loop of what is going on with CMASA.
6. Helping to plan school year kick-off party for CMASA. Hopefully this will occur in September.


1. Getting both of my sons to accept twice weekly tutoring from an outside tutor. This has not been easy as there has been refusal to do work.
2. Keeping up with a schedule that has changed weekly.
3. Maintaining balance between the two siblings. The one with autism (C1) has had more activities (camp, horse riding, swimming lessons) scheduled for him than the one who is Neuro typical (C2)(just swimming lessons). I did paint C2's room for him to his delight, but am trying to think of something else to do for him as well.
4. Dealing with more meltdowns than usual from the one with autism due to a more unstructured schedule.
5. Keeping up with housecleaning and cooking. It's more challenging with the two home from school!
6. Taking old writing projects off the back burner.
7. Spending quality time with all of my immediate family members.
8. Monitoring old cat that has just been diagnosed with a cancer. He has a tumor in his mouth.


Saja said...

Julie, you have lots to keep you busy! We will all be here, ready to read your posts whenever you have the time and energy to write them. :-)


Casdok said...

Sounds very hectic, but will help the summer fly by.
Hope its all going well :)

TheBlueMask said...

"Neuro typical"? lol, I have one of those as well! A teenager. So I find myself switching emotional gears often.

Cassavaugh Family said...

Julie, I too have had a difficult time keeping up with a routine or getting to some things I enjoy ie. blogging and reading blogs. I have thought of you much and hope all is going well. Your posts are much appreciated. Summer around here has been a real challenge and every day seems to bring something different. I'm looking forward to the structure school brings and yet a little nervous for our guy to start into a new routine with his IEP. See you around soon.

Corrie Howe said...

I had to laugh when I saw this post. It reminds me of me. I have lists all over the house. And I know that my lists must be significant because my own autistic son has started making lists and leaving them around the house to.

I also worry about my two "typical" children. Actually, I worry most about my baby girl. The oldest is typical, but disgustingly perfect in almost every way. If he wasn't the only 10 pound baby in ICU the first week, I'd swear that he was switched at birth. It is easy to support him in his excellence.

My middle has Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorder. I spend a lot of time taking him to doctor's, therapies, and school meetings.

My youngest, I fear, is the one who most often gets the short end of the stick. Fortunately, my husband and I found that her "love language" seems to be time spent together. We each have a little table and chair next to our desks. She's happy playing board games with Dad, while he's working at his desk. She's happy completing crafts with Mom, while I'm working. And she's happy to run errands too.