Thursday, August 31, 2006

ok- here is a blog I wish I could figure out how to link to on the sidebars of this site

Sunday, August 20, 2006

while we are on the topic..

ok- I cant directly post this- but it speaks to me

Autsism Rant

Amber sent me this link and asked me what I thought

Each Autism case is unique, and I feel that they are over simplifying the issue. Galen processes information differently from most folk, but it is processed. To break it down like they are suggesting is like breaking a Windows program down so a Mac can understand it. When you just need a different coding.
Seeing what tasks he does well in comparison to her peer group shows that most of the brain is just wired different for a different purpose. To try to force him or any other autistic to "be normal" is limiting their potential for what they were built for.
Should one try to get a lawn mover to clean the carpet? Or would it be better to use it to mow the lawn?

And as far as performing complex tasks? ever seen Galen with anything he can build something out of? He can even follow lego instructions easier then I can. (but they did mention tying shoes, Galen hasn't learned to tie his shoes- but he has only had 1 pair of tie shows in the last 5 years). And you can't tell me he doesn't plan ahead with his tasks either.- remember the fishies?

True, that they have to learn to communicate so their ideas are seen and heard. And daily living skills are also useful- but let's look at why so many autistic children are here on a spiritual basis and maby ask what is our world/society being prepared for? They think differently, they can do different kinds of things.....are we poised for a change?

Friday, August 18, 2006

If 3 year olds ran personal ads


I am lonely, I am board. I am looking for a mother figure to give me some personal attention and cuddling. Good cooking and story reading a plus. Must like blue eyes.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

help me

Help me decide which pic of clay to put in the catalog.- remember we will have flats of all the clothing too.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

shoot favorites

these are some of my favorite pics from our catalog shoot so far.....
not all of them are worthy of being in the catalog- but I like the pics :)

elegant dress


catalog pics

bet you cant tell which one is the obvious reject.

photo shoot

Monday, August 07, 2006

Useless factoid for the day

Do you know that dandelions have sexual organs (like most plants) but end up reproducing asexually anyways?

yep- kinda like a model at a star trek convention

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

what happened to my baby?

I was nursing Clay last night when Mike brought me a piece of pizza. Clay stopped nursing grabbed my pizza and ate it. (All while still snuggling at my breast). Maby he thinks he's all grown up now that he has 3 teeth. And he can now eat pizza.

Why are babies allowed to grow up?

He also has fun crawling to the top of stairs every 3 minutes. All he has to do now to be a full fledged little person is learn to walk.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

newpapers articles


with in 1 week these 2 articles in the local paper.

Other things that happened this week

dead computers
new computers
and all the work that goes with it
training on machine
broken AC
111 heat index
109 in the shade
2 new front tires on car
clay got a tooth
used my solar clothes dryer for the first time

lost post

oh well- you didn't want to hear a nice long essay about everything that transpired this week.

#*^!!! computer

more about the week

As soon as the tech was gone I rubbed my hands and said - now time to finish all the fashion show preps. Of course that took the next 6 days :)

Here are some pics:
There are many more pics but blogger only lets me put about 5 pics per post.

What a month! What A week!

The Arrival of my machine reminded me alot of giving birth. First of all it was labor intensive- and I have had labors that were shorter then the unloading and loading of the machine. And I have the picture to prove it.

The machine arrived Monday in very warm weather with about 15 minutes notice. The unloading took about another 45. And very much like Clay's birth Mo (my co-worker and conspirator) almost missed it entirely.

When it was finished being unloaded the tech asked me if it felt like Christmas. I told him more like birth because the unloading was just the beginning of a whole new world of responsibilities.