A Much Needed Break

Autism IS 24/7 365. It is hard and it can be incredibly frustrating. Steve and I don’t get away by ourselves very often. The logistics are what they are. But today, it felt like all the planets aligned and we got away for a bit.

This afternoon, St. Louis was a wonderful 60 degrees. And today was our 3D stained glass class with our friends, Jess and Caleb. We went out to lunch before our class. And we met up with a friend of mine from my hometown to get my Girl Scout cookies. Thank you, Melissa!

We ate lunch with our friends and there was no cheese involved. And we didn’t go to McDonalds or Taco Bell.

The class was harder than I thought it would be. I am not a master at stained glass. Steve was much more focused than I and it shows in his 3D cactus. But it was fun to be out with my husband and friends with no worrying about Brandon.

Our friend, Suzanne, hung out with Brandon at our house. Brandon has known Suzanne since he was 6 years old. She said he was lovely and she even sang some songs with him. I guess Brandon likes her voice better than mine, because when I try to sing with him, he tell me “no thank you, mom”. Ha!

I feel a bit more rested and ready for the week now. Brandon will be going to day program three days this week. He has told me “no school” more than once since we have been home. He is ready. And that makes me happy.

Below are mine and Steve’s cactus creations. Can you tell that Steve is definitely more focused than me?

Steve’s is the dark green one.

Here’s to a great week!

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