We finally got a consult at the Autism Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital today. It’s near the UW so Mom and Dad tagged along in case we were going to make a stop at the bookstore. (Unfortunately, we didn’t.) Thankfully, Mom drove because the streets likely would have confounded me. I can drive around the towns in my area just fine but Seattle is psycho. It also feels positively claustrophobic because of the tall buildings.
The appointment was good and I now have some more people who are focused on making sure Daniel has what he needs to succeed and grow, but traffic on the way home was crazy and I definitely now understand why I don’t make the effort to take Daniel down there to do stuff on a weekend!
I am listening to… classical music on a DISH Network channel
I am hoping… Daniel’s appointment with the Autism Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital this week goes well. We’ve been waiting for this appointment for a very long time. (The waiting list for an appointment is over a year long.)
I am learning… about email best practices.
In my kitchen… coq au vin is cooking.
In the school room… Daniel continues to love school.
Looking out my window… sunny and in the low 60’s. We will probably have rain tonight which is lovely.
I am thinking… about money and faith for my CDSP class on church finance.
I am thankful… for my amazing parish and how they welcomed Daniel this morning when he came to church with me for the first time in 3 years. (I was one of the readers and had choir duties so I had to be there.) I brought his tablet and headphones and he largely chilled while I was up front. Everyone was also really respectful of whether or not he could handle crowds and greeted him warmly.
On his part, he didn’t have any meltdowns, didn’t race up and down the aisles, and was reasonably quiet. It was such a nice change from 3 years ago when I wanted to be anywhere with him EXCEPT church.
One of my favorite things… a calm Sunday afternoon.
I am wearing… a black fitted tee and jeans capris. Church clothes were a long-sleeved black shirt, jeans, and my running shoes. (I didn’t know whether my kiddo would need a walk during the sermon or not ad my black flats are not conducive to that.)
I am creating… discussion board posts for my classes.
I am listening to… various High Kings songs on YouTube.
I am hoping… to stay caught up on everything this week.
I am learning… some of the national and diocesan canons that have to do with money and finances.
Shared Quote… “When God created each of us, he tucked a little bit of his divine imagination into our souls. He did this, I think, so that we can conceive of the fact that our world contains so much more than we can see, feel, and touch.” — Hallie Lord, On the Other Side of Fear
Looking out my window… smoky from all the fires in the west.
I am thinking… about tomorrow morning and the process to get ready and get Daniel on his bus with all his school supplies.
I am thankful… that when my mom offered to replace my laptop for Christmas two years ago, she got me a Geek Squad protection plan. My little miscreant removed part of my CD-ROM so it is currently off being repaired free of charge and I am typing this on my NOOK tablet!
One of my favorite things… rain. I hope we get some soon!
I am wearing… my black “Nevertheless, she persisted” shirt and black jeans.
I am creating… nothing at the moment.
I am listening to… the A/C because it is too smoky to have windows open.
I am hoping… the nighttime Dimatapp knocks Daniel out and my Benadryl does the same.
I am learning… Business English stuff for the challenge test I have to take this quarter.
In my kitchen… some chow mein and leftover Chinese pork.
In the school room… Daniel is chomping at the bit to go back tomorrow!
Shared Quote… “Comparison is the thief of joy.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Looking out my window… dusk. It got up to almost 90F here which is icky because of the humidity. It’s not as bad Ohio was though. *shudders*
I am thinking… about the school year for Daniel which starts in 9 days. (Nope… totally not counting down…)
I am thankful… for my mom replacing my NOOK which broke on New Year’s Day. Usually, my electronics/computer stuff are named after titles for Orthodox priest’s wives; but Mom convinced me to name it Edda after my black literary cat of beauty who disappeared almost three years ago.
One of my favorite things… ice chips.
I am wearing… jammies. Clothes today were an indigo v-necked shirt and black capris.
I am creating… a baby blanket for a friend due in November.
I am reading…Killer Gourmet by G.A. McKevett
I am hoping… for decent sleep tonight and that my conversation with Social Security goes well tomorrow.
I am learning… how to eat for type 2 diabetes.
In my kitchen… a quesadilla made with leftover tri-tip earlier.
In the school room… 9 days to go. Hopefully, the school supply list arrives soon.
The eclipse here in the Pacific Northwest. I was honestly underwhelmed by it here in northern Washington. We were at 92% of totality here so I expected it to be darker — it was kind of dusky out but not amazing. I wasn’t outside though and my parents told me that it dropped about 10 degrees temperature-wise and the bees were completely still on the flowers the entire 2+ minutes.
I did watch it going over Jackson Hole, Wyoming on TV and that was pretty amazing, especially seeing the sun’s rays hitting Grand Teton as the moon was done passing by.
Neighbors in Faith. Last night, I attended a presentation on Islam by Pastor Terry Kyllo of Neighbors in Faith. Pastor Terry used to be one of the clergy that rotated through my Episcopal church when they were part of a Lutheran-Episcopal cluster so I knew him. It was a wonderful presentation and I wanted to share the following resources with y’all.
Seriously?!?!? Here’s a map of the most hated food in each state. I can understand hating some things like Chick-Fil-A or mayonnaise on fries but there are people out there that hate pesto?!?!?!? (The store-bought stuff is nasty but the homemade stuff is AWESOME.)
Looking out my window… dark. It was in the high 70’s today. We’ve got 92% of the sun obscured up here so it should be interesting tomorrow.
I am thinking… about the political situation in this country.
I am thankful… that many people clicked on the links I shared in my Quick Takes this past week. I know not everyone agrees with my viewpoint on this blog, so I was really thankful that people did read what I shared.
One of my favorite things… lamb gyros. I just found a local source so I’m really happy.
I am wearing… jammies. Church clothes were a black patterned top, black slacks, my black cardigan, and black flats. Regular clothes were my blue-green fitted tee and black capris.
I am creating… notes on my Business English book. Woo.
I am watching… the news.
I am hoping… the next 2.5 weeks until kiddo goes back to school goes quickly. He’s chomping at the bit and he really does like having the scheduled time he has in the classroom.
I am learning… how my Sacred Ordinary Days planner works.
In my kitchen… pork roast, corn, potatoes, and salad for dinner with pie and ice cream for dessert.
In the school room… waiting for kiddo to get his school supply list in the mail.