To my credit, things the past month have been pretty busy....I've
-Conferenced with state senators and national advocates about the changes to Colorado's Autism Insurance Mandate (Booyah!).
-Contacted every last ABA therapy clinic in the state about said changes
-Turned Craig's room into a top security facility after he demolished all previous baby proofing efforts by yanking screws out of the walls, breaking a lamp base (did you know there is clay in the bottom of those things?), and tearing zip ties (yep, those things that police occasionally use for handcuffs).
-Teamed up with The Arc of Larimer County to form a support group
-Started shopping for a condo (rent here is E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E)
-Had a visit from my Mother in Law
Bob and I are frequently asked of how we handle the stress of all this on top of intensive therapy hours, team meetings, IEP's, evaluations, etc...
I have three basic ways...
#1 - HUMOR...
It's no secret that I'm a pretty sarcastic person. I more or less believe that "Life is hard; get a helmet!" From prince to pauper, bad things happen. You don't think that Bill Gates doesn't regularly stub his toe or Oprah Winfrey has an occasional bad hair day? So, I like to laugh at life long the way...like when Utah legalized gambling...
I recently discovered yoga on accident (long story). Anyway, on a regular basis I do yoga (sometimes Craig helps).
I L-O-V-E crafting and organizing. People constantly ask me if I'm on Pinterest. The answer is NO! This is because an alcoholic doesn't go into bars, a gambler doesn't go into casinos, and a craft/organization-oholic doesn't go on Pinterest.
I was going to create a montage of the shopping bags, storage chest, DVD stand, and birthday gift I made just in the last month alone...but...Photoshop hasn't allowed me to save any files for days now...so you'll have to settle for just the DVD stand (still, pretty cool, right?).