Yesterday, I posted “ABCs of Me, With Prompts”. Today I wanted to do it without prompts.
A – Autismis at the forefront of my life
B – Brother. I have one brother, who will always be my “little brother” even though he’s 4 or 5” taller than me, and I’m 5’10”!
C – Chai. Starbucks Tall/Grande Chai latte, no water, lactose-free milk. Period.
D – Daughter. Everyone comments immediately when meeting us how much she looks like me. Now that we are reconnecting with childhood friends of mine, they are amazed when they see her.
F – Former fundraiser. Yup, people paid me to talk, attend events and ask for money for great causes – there’s no better job, in my humble opinion.
G – Green. My favourite colour.
H – Free Healthcare. See “I” why this is so important to me. I love living inCanada!
I – Intensive Behavioural Intervention Therapy. My son will be starting this therapy next month. 21 hours per week for at least a year of therapies specially designed for him.
J – Journaling. Started journaling when my marriage was ending. Interesting to hear the person I used then vs now, as the “audience” was different then (are you reading between the lines here?).
K – Knitting. I leaned how to knit last year and surprised my parents with a knitted blanket for the couch. Neither of them could believe I had made it.
L – Pumpkin Loaf. My kids have grown up eating this and everyone I know asks me to bring it to every potluck, even those that hate pumpkin.
M – Mabel’s Labels. No idea what I would do without them.
N – Not married. Well, legally I still am, but in my mind, I’m not, and am I’m proud of it.
O – Outgoing. I’m most comfortable and get my energy by being around others.
P – Potty training…the bane of my existence for many years: 6 years of diapers and counting. Ugh.
Q – Favourite quote: “You never know how strong you are, until you have to be.”
R – Redhead. And damn proud of it!
S – Son. My son is my biggest teacher. I’m fascinated with trying to figure out how Autism makes him think and see the world.
T – TWINS! I have the most amazing 6 year old twins.
U – Uterine Fibroid. SSOOOO glad it’s finally been removed.
V – Vacation. So need one. ‘Nuff said.
W –Writing. I’ve discovered in the last couple of years how much I love writing, whether it’s fundraising proposals like I used to do when I worked outside the home, or blogging.
X – Xylophone. I saw the Hamilton Orchestra perform earlier this year and was amazed by the xylophone for some reason, whereas usually I don’t even notice the instrument.
Y – Yoga. I’ve been doing yoga for about 15 years off and on (more “off” than “on” but I digress). Started doing it at home with my daughter the other day and we’re planning on doing it regularily with my videos.
Z – Ziploc bags. No idea what I would do without them.