Thursday, August 6, 2015

AUG 6 2015
ANNIE GETS TODAY'S AWARD FOR BRAVERY.  WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GO FOR LUNCH BUT THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT SO SHE CLEANED AND UPDATED MY CAR.- SHE SAID DOING THAT WAS LIKE THE YEAR IN REVIEW... I HAD THINGS IN THERE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR MONTHS... FROM A FENCE MENDING TOOL TO SOME YEAR OLD COOKIES AND SOME PAPERWORK WITH A DATE ON IT BEFORE I BOUGHT THE CAR.  ANNIE GETS MOR DONE SLOWER THAN ANYONE I KNOW -- EXCEPT MY SISTER FRAN...  THEY APPARENTLY PLAN AHEAD--
HOW ODD...
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I MUST FIND A BETTER HARNESS FOR BENTLEY-  HE IS PULLING ME IN A WHEELCHAIR  FASTER THAN I COULD WALK..... OR  RUN FOR THAT MATTER...   I HATE MALLS IN GENERAL.. IT HAS ALWAYS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO WALK BETWEEN STORES  WHICH EHT DESIGNERS HAVE PLANNED SO YOU HAVE TIME TO  LOOK IN ALL THE  WINDOWS IF YOU WANT...  WELL I DON'T... I JUST WANT TO GET DONE AND GET OUT...  BENTLEY IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION.... AT LEAST UNTIL THEY GET TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND SPEED ZONES.  I CAN WALK  A  SHORT WAY-- MY WORST PROBLEM IS STANDING-- AS IN CHECKOUT LINES-- SO THAT LIGHTWEIGHT CHAIR IS PERFECT...
I CAN HAVE ALOT OF APPRECIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH BALANCE PROBLEMS-- BECAUSE ONCE ON MY FEET, IT TAKES ALOT OF CONCENTRATION TO KEEP MY UPPER BODY... UPPER.   ( HERE IS WHERE MY HUSBAND WOULD HAVE SAID "YOU'D HAVE A LOT LESS TROUBLE IF YOU WERE 20 POUNDS LIGHTER" ) 
PEOPLE KEEP FEEDING ME DESERTS--- I AM TRYING TO CUT DOWN... INSTEAD OF CAKE AND WHIPPED CREAM... I AM JUST EATING A CUP OF WHIPPED CREAM... WHICH IS THE PART I WANTED ANYWAY.
I THIUGHT HAVING CAKE ON THE 19TH OF THE MONTH WOULD ELIMINATE THE PARADE OF  CONSTANT CONFECTIONS.
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I JUST SENT STEVE( MEATCUTTER STEVE) A GIFT-- I AM SURE HE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT  IT IN THE COMMENT COLUMN.
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PUPP LESSON OF THE DAY..ONLY QUIET STROKING OF THE PUPS.. PARTICULARLY THE DEAF ONES.--- GOT TO GET THEM PAYING MORE ATTENTION INSTEAD OF ROARING AROUND PAWING  AT PEOPLE.-- THE QUIET STROKING, IF YOU  WANT TO TAKE IT DEEPER, COULD BE MIMICING MOTHRE'S LAPPING  THEM..
I DO KNOW FOR A FACT, IF YOU STROKE A DOG'S WOUND WITH GAUZE IF YOU IMITATE THAAT LAPPING  MOTION, THE DOG WILL ACCEPT IT ALOT BETTER THAN  THE DAB AND POKE ROUTINE.
SO THEY GET 2 CHOICES- BOTH THINGS THEIR MOTHERS DO...  KNOCK THEM OVER BY THE SCRUFF OF THEIR NECK IF THEY GET TOO ROWDY..  OR QUIET STROKING WITH AN OCCASIONAL EAR SCRATCH.. THEIR CHOICE.
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WHICH BRINGS UP THE NEWS OF  POLICEMAN WHO HANDCUFFED THE CHILD.. HE TALKED SO NICELY  AND I THINK CORRECTLY  TO THE CHILD.   I ONCE  TAUGHT A CLASS OF 6 AUTISTIC KIDS- AND THERE WERE TIMES WHEN THEY COULD HURT THEMSELVES  OR OTHERS..  AND YOU HAD TO H ANG ON-  PEOPLE FROM AFAR ARE SO QUICK TO JUDGE-- I HAD ONE KID WHO CAME TO CLASS WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS AND PROCEEDED TO CHASE OTHER STUDENTS.. " YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY SHARP OBJECT....PLEASE DON'T DO THAT "  WAS NOT AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT...-- I ALSO HAD ONE CHILD WHO BIT... IF ANYTHING DISPLEASED HIM, HE'D  RUSH IN AND BITE.... ME OR OTHER STUDENTS... IT WAS LIVELY...   AND THE PARENTS WERE TRYING SOOOO HARD.
THIS WAS LONG AGO AND BEFORE ANY MEDICATIONS I WAS AWARE OF...-- I WAS GIVEN THE 6 KIDS BECAUSE "YOU ARE USED TO HANDLING ANIMALS"- WAS THE EXACT QUOTE.  
THAT POLICEMAN HAS MY SYMPATHY..     AUTISM IS ON THE RISE???.... 1 OUT OF 86 BOYS, I NOW HEAR...  WHOA.
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Hi Carlene,
Good news!  My friend Nicole was contacted by your friend Lauren and they have arranged to be in the same dorm at Saint Michael’s this fall.  Nicole lives in Topsfield and has asked me to bring her to the farm so she can learn more about it.  This week when I deliver the chicken food, I’ll bring her. 
Kristin
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