7 Quick Takes: Cute Little Boys, Fundraising Pleas, and Human Rights Petitions

7 Quick Takes

Spring has come to Sacramento which means the air conditioner is turned on again. Whee!

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Is there anything better than eating Cheerios and watching Winnie the Pooh with a cute little boy on your lap? I think not!

Just hanging out.

(The little boy fell asleep shortly after this picture was taken. He loves to nap on someone’s lap.)

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Daniel is fully adjusted to preschool. We had an hour of tears on Monday, maybe a minute of them on Tuesday, and smooth-sailing the last two days. He likes his teacher and aides and they are positively smitten with him. I’m so thankful that the local public school campus where they house the state preschool classes is only a block away and that the teacher for the autism class does it because she loves the kids. Next Friday, he gets to go to the local zoo with his class and I’m excited for him to experience his first field trip.

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There are no words to adequately express my horror and disgust at this. In a nutshell, the dictator of Uzbekistan has ordered the forced hysterectomy of women without their knowledge or consent. Please join with me in signing the petition to Secretary of State Clinton to cut off U.S. funding from this monster.

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My mom sent me an interesting article about an autism study conducted by the University of Washington. Apparently, there are differences in white brain matter present in kids with autism. This actually isn’t a surprise because we know that Daniel’s MRI last year showed some white matter abnormalities. I’m not taking this as a “surefire” sign that predicted Daniel’s autism but it is an interesting idea.

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Anyone else excited for the crossover between Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS: Los Angeles? I’d prefer one with just the NCIS shows but I’ll take this one. I’m probably not going to be able to watch Hawaii Five-0 on Monday night as it conflicts with Hart of Dixie so I’ll just catch it online while Daniel is at preschool that Tuesday.

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I have a blog set up for Brett. I would blog for him here but I have to use my last name to do that and I keep that off this site because it’s incredibly searchable. I also wanted a site where I could add his adoptive parents as bloggers if they so chose. Peacefulwaters.Org is the domain I use for various projects so it fit that I move a blog over there. I’m having a really bad time with the WordPress on it and I think I’ve re-installed it three or four times. Argh.

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I have two weeks until the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.

Support me in the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

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7 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes: Cute Little Boys, Fundraising Pleas, and Human Rights Petitions

  1. Yay for new blogs! I installed wp on a new blog well it’s a website but I’m using wp on it anyway. I only had to install it twice since the first time I installed it to the wrong domain.

    So glad Daniel is adjusting well to preschool and yay for going to the zoo! I hope he has a good time I LOVE going to the zoo.

  2. That picture is so cute! And totally doing number 3! that’s terrible!
    I”m glad Daniel is adjusting to preschool better!

  3. Ah, yes . . . #1, most definitely! And yeah for #2 . . . mine adjusted well at the *beginning* of preschool (they both went last year before we started homeschooling) and then the younger decided to spaz out right around spring break. I think she had enough. Hope your son enjoys the zoo!

  4. Yay, that was a quick adjustment! Glad to hear that the school is staffed with caring individuals, and that it’s so close, too.

    The MRI article is interesting (I skimmed it), and I wonder what the value of the predictive biomarker is. Earlier diagnosis–> earlier treatment? It seems like it’s pretty early anyways. I’m not an imaging specialist, so I always take imaging studies with a big grain of salt because the pretty images can be really convincing even when the data aren’t. But I’m just a putz. ๐Ÿ˜›

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