That about describes how I feel at the moment perfectly. It’s almost 1p.m. and at 2:30 I was supposed to take Theresa to a Christmas party for about an hour and a half just because she’s never been to one. It looks like it’ll be next year. I have a good mind to plan for the next school vacation but that doesn’t usually work out too well.

Therapy has increased so much over the past year that I have no free time unless I’m asleep. I miss the days when we could make plans and keep them but those days are gone for a while. I have been attempting to get out of the house more for things other than therapy but it’s not going well. I’m thinking that we can go somewhere besides the grocery store every now and then.

I want to have a garden next year but the ground is too hard, I’m thinking the containers will have to do. I just have to buy potting soil when it’s on sale, off brand. I think I’ll get some herbs so I can stop buying them. I managed to do a load of laundry and put the clothes I washed yesterday away. I’ve even gotten most of the moon sand vacuumed up off the carpet. Now to find the energy to do the dishes and mop the kitchen floor. I have to get the house cleaned up.

I found something to do with the clothes that Theresa outgrew. My mother-in-laws niece is 26 years old and sick. They just lost everything so the baby clothes would be an enormous help to them. So I’m giving my mother in law the boxes for them to go through. I’ve got to go through the rest of the things in the house and see what needs to be donated or given away.

Well, I feel awful so I’m gonna go now.

Mommy has homework again

Actually, mommy, daddy, the teacher and three of the five therapist have homework. Green sheets to help the doctor re-evaluate Theresa’s diagnosis. This time we should get something more specific than moderate/severe autism with PDD-NOS. That’s a mouthful and rather hard to explain. The holidays and the rest I thought was coming with them well, now they’re full of stuff we have to do.

The 23rd we have our last therapy appointment a couple days before that we have a Christmas party. (The one thing we planned to do this month.) Saturday I’m letting Theresa go to the clinic for a few hours to be with other kids while I go to get her Christmas and birthday presents so she doesn’t see them. The following week we have a follow up with the doctor to do a testing visit.

My laundry is behind again, I just remembered to turn the machine on to see if I can’t get one load done before we leave.  I have to take a green form to one of the therapists office when we leave today, I also have to get pull-ups. I think I’ll start buying four packs at a time since no matter how hard I try to put her in cloth when we’re home I end up using pull-ups often because we either run out of cloth or she has a stomach issue.

Little bit hasn’t asked for many shows today. She’s only asked for one. We’ve got lot showers right now, just not at my house. There isn’t any rain yet only wind. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow afternoon. The high is 62 tomorrow and that’s about as warm as we’re gonna get it seems. OK I’ve still got dishes to do before we leave and I want to eat dinner tonight without having to wash a plate first.

Next time I buy the small beef roast I’m cutting them in half. Apparently a three to four pound roast is too big for our small family. Four meals in a row is a bit much I think. I wonder if I can put it in the hamburger helper? OK I’m going for real this time.