Friday, February 10, 2012

Please Don't Use That Word

As children on the spectrum are prone to do, Isabella was having a conversation with herself. One of her comments was, "Bella, you are retarded."

When questioned about it, Bells said, "I'm sorry!" She was assured she had done nothing wrong. Questioned again, she had the same reaction and then she changed the subject.

The dreaded "r" word. I have been warning the girl, and everyone else within hearing range, to get rid of that word from their vocabularies unless used in a clinical way. Our precious children on the spectrum get called all kinds of names. When the "r" word is used to hurt, it is horrid.

Click here.

Please teach that the "r" word is not acceptable. Period.

Have a blessed weekend, g

Company Girl Coffee - click here

Friday, February 3, 2012

Daybook for February 3, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...winter's darkness doesn't touch the cozy feeling I have in my modest home.

I am thinking...about bullies who, because they are so influential, can throw their weight around and, if they choose, destroy good people and organizations.

I am thankful...for my parents who are turning 75 and 80 in the next month. So very thankful that my baby brother and his wife flew well over one thousand miles to celebrate with us tomorrow!

In the the clean up from the cheese and mashed potato dish I made for tomorrow's feast. It is a family favorite!

I am most comfortable pajamas. Don't you just love lounging in pj's?

I am creating...a blog post!

I am reading...there is a book waiting for me at the library. Hopefully, I will be able to pick it up tomorrow morning before I leave for my folks' house which is one and a half hours away.

I am hoping...that my anxiety doesn't get the better of me before or during tomorrow's happens.

I am looking forward son making a living wage and moving out!

I am give myself a break.

Around the house...the same as usual...heavy sigh

I am fragile life is. Can I keep up this pace?

A favorite quote for today..."You're a good cooker, Booboo." (What my granddaughter says to me!

One of my favorite having my house to myself foF hours or days at a time.

A few plans for the rest of the week: family party and Superbowl spent with friends

A peek into my day...I got Isabella off to school, weighed in at Weight Watchers (gained a pound but that's okay) and became a lifetime member, visited my niece who is also my hairstylist and got a cut and color, shopped, brought my mother-in-love to the hairdresser and got myself a manicure!

Random photo: