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The A-Word

7 Quick Takes — TV, Minivans, and ABA Training

It’s been a week of interesting TV, discovering my inner soccer mom (she doesn’t exist), and trying to figure out how to fit ABA techniques into my day with Daniel. — 1 — Being part of Quick Takes has been a blessing to me. I’ve learned a lot about myself, about interacting with others who …
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 23, 2012

FOR TODAY January 23, 2012 Outside my window… gray and cold. We had a really rainy Friday and rain yesterday. It was actually a pretty fair day on Saturday. I am thinking… that it’s a good thing we have a largely unscheduled day tomorrow — I need the rest. I am thankful… for parishioners who …
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7 Quick Takes — Raindances

After having one of the driest Decembers on record, we’re receiving a few weather systems that should make a dent in our needed rainfall and hopefully add some snow to the Sierras. (Yes, I’m fully aware that “Sierras” is like writing “mountainses”. However, everyone around here pluralizes it.) — 1 — If you view my …
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 16, 2012

FOR TODAY January 16, 2012 Outside my window… dark now but it was in the low 50’s today. I am thinking… about the autism training I have this weekend. I am thankful… for getting to sleep in today. In the kitchen… next question! I am wearing… my preeclampsia “survivor” shirt and my penguin pajama bottoms. …
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7 Quick Takes — Laptop Shopping, The A-Word, and Other Parts of My Week

Daniel broke the W key off my laptop last night and I can’t get it back on — the key itself has plastic parts broken off. I can type well enough — it just feels weird to hit the little rubber knob for that key. So… — 1 — There is probably laptop shopping in …
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 9, 2012

FOR TODAY January 9, 2012 Outside my window… dark. It’s 10:40 p.m. It started out cold this morning and ended up fairly warm — the 60’s maybe. I am thinking… about the ADOS testing today and Daniel’s diagnosis of autism. I am thankful… for getting through today even if I was completely drained of energy …
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7 Quick Takes — The A Word

We’re almost 6 days into January and already I want a restart on the year. This can’t be good. — 1 — It’s looking like Daniel has a diagnosis someplace on the autism spectrum. The appointment on Tuesday morning did not go well as he did not cooperate for the pediatric developmental fellow who was …
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