Monthly Archives: June 2012

Buzzing.

Bees buzz around a thick evergreen some 15 feet from where I sit. I wonder whether there is a hive in there. I’ve moved to the shade of the overhang. The sun on the nearby worn bench was too hot. … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday – Round ‘Em Up, Cowboy!

Recently, Toots had his first pony ride!  The school where he attended kindergarten (and now goes to Summer Camp) had a “Western Week” which included rides on ponies, costumes provided for photo-op.  And this is how it went: For those … Continue reading

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Vacation?

In the six years since my son was born, we have taken two overnight trips as a family.  24 hours each.  That’s it. They were both to Reno when my parents lived there.  For us that is a couple hour … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea.

I was helpless two and a half years ago.  Near Christmas 2009, our pediatrician threw us in the dark sea at night and told us to swim.  I did not know how but I knew I had to, so my … Continue reading

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The Manipulator.

Every week, there is a meeting for our ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) “team”.  There are so many versions of ABA that I do not know if this is standard procedure for all or more unique to us.  Our tutors, the … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday… Summer!

Today is the first day of summer!  In Northern California, it’s hot.  We’ve been in the upper 90s and over 100 degrees already for a few days.  Tootles had his first day in the pool with his dad.  And this … Continue reading

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