Hey friends....I haven't been here in soooo long...I apoligize if this is old news...but I just got Patrick's eye doctor to begin to carry this line of eyeglasses and they have worked out so well I wanted to be sure everyone knew of them. I won't say he is never pushing them up....but almost never!!! Good enough for me!
Hi friends....haven't been here in forever...but I am on a soapbox tonight. Just shooting off messages of complaint to the new Jay Leno Show website as follows:
Just writing to say I love the new show, but.....as a mother of a young son with special needs, I spend a good part of my time dealing with the uninformed perceptions of some of the public. I spent my day trying to open people's minds to having my son spend parts of his day in a regular classroom and then I get to listen to this excuse for humor? It doesn't help to have comedians like the guy you showcased tonight, coming on a popular new show and saying a bit where the punch line was "it was like going on a special ed class trip". Come on...if you can't get a laugh without making fun of the mentally disabled...how great a writer are you?! And believe me....it doesn't go over well with his 15 year old brother and cousins who have to hear it, too. Why do people think its ok to do this? We can whine and make fun of Joe Wilson, Kanye West and Serena Williams.....but this guy's behaviour is no better. He doesn't get a pass in the name of comedy. Please have some consideration.
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Steff!!! That is too cool!.... I know you said you can't say the show...but it sure sounds like 10 years younger! Keep us informed about when it will air....can't wait to see you and Olivia. Are you gonna let them cut/color your hair?
Yall might find this article interesting....gives some additional facts about Palin's record and actions on disabilities. By the way, the article mentions her nephew with autism. That is her sister's 12 year old son....her sister spoke about her son having special needs with the CNN reporter who sat with she and her husband in Alaska and interviewed them immediately after Sarah's big speech.
Hi friends! Coming up for some air out of my life's common craziness. Sure miss all of you soooo very much. Once in a while lately I have been able to drop in and read a few lines. Its always like coming home.
Anyway, I just wanted to share that Patrick (age 8 in April can you believe it?) just came back from his first away camp. It is a special needs camp in our state (SC) and you are eligible at age 7. Last year was not possible with my parent's health issues...but this year....it was time.
He had a wonderful time...was there from last Tuesday thru today (Monday). He seemed older when I picked him up? Does that sound silly? He is ready to go back next year and his favorite counselor (a great young high school grad) named Thomas actually lives close to us. We may be able to keep in touch...very cool. They swam twice a day, had a camp fire with marshmellows last night, boat rides on the lake, activity hall with air hokey, dancing and fooseball, just all the normal every day camp activities.
And the best thing.....it hardly hurt (Mom) a bit! And I'm sure that in no small part that is do to all the sharing from Susan and Jackie about their Emily's camp experiences. So thank you unomasers.....your wisdom and influence is like that energizer bunny.....it just keeps going and going and going.....LOL
Wanted to let everyone know that there is a free Wrightslaw conference taking place in Columbia, SC February 27th. This includes two free books, the IDEA law book and From Emotions to Advocacy. Peter Wright is a fabulous speaker and I have attended this training in Charlotte last year and it is very practical. If you plan to attend, register early as they only have 250 slots and have already registered well over 100 people. If you come, please let me know, I would love to meet up with fellow unomasers.
Hey Ashley, Sorry I missed you when I called. We have a support group meeting in Columbia on Monday at 6....speakers are an OT and PT. If you can come that would be great. Bring anyone you would like. If you need directions...etc...call me. They have childcare.
After reading through, decided the thing that sounded safest was oxy clean. I had a tub of oxy clean free powder that I use to clean carpets (renting the cleaner from the grocery store). So, mixed it under directions to remove spots from carpets and worked like a charm on the fabric couch and the throw pillow. It didn't lighten either one. I was so impressed...I washed 7 throw pillows. They are kindof a fake suede look and I had been scared to try the washing machine and they all needed a good cleaning.
Oh A!....I spoke too soon. Just found black sharpie on the love seat cushions. It is a darker pattern- tapestry type fabric...and kinda old...but still needed to do duty. So...I guess I am back on the web searching for how to take permanent sharpie off fabric!
Well, while I visited at unomas today, seems Patrick, who hates to draw, got hold of a Sharpie permanent marker and scribbled on our light maple colored pergo floor, the door to his room, his bed, himself, a pair of flip flops and the hard placemats. Oh boy. The floor was the only thing that freaked me out.....big, huge black circles on that pale yellow. I tried the Pergo floor cleaner, only got lighter and smeared. So, I went to their website and they recommenced acetone nail polish remover. I held my breath and it worked! Thank goodness. I thought it would be way too harsh. So, in case you are ever in the same situation.....go for it.
OM Goodness....if that doesn't sell right away, nothing will. I love, love, love the pink. Did I mention I always wanted girls? The only way my house would ever be that clean...is if someone else owned it. I really like the cabinets....are they painted or a light wood or what?