Goodness…this week has just been busy already! I feel like it’s just been nonstop this past couple of days. Between getting Cece to therapies, dealing with phone calls, fair hearings, appointments, repairmen, shopping, gardening, respite, dayhab, the gloomy weather, Cece’s sleep issues, and just life… I am exhausted! Not that we’re not having fun…
Today while Cece was in speech and physical therapies Glenna and I didn’t have to much trouble finding ways to entertain ourselves while we wandered around Soldotna…..
Despite the rain suit and boots I still ended up pouring water out of her boots when we got back to Cece’s therapy! She had such a blast! I think she was staying pretty dry until that one deceptively shallow looking puddle that was sooo not sooo shallow! LOL Such a silly girl!
It has been very gloomy and rainy this past couple of days. This afternoon it finally started to clear up and we were able to go out for a walk and go to the store and do some shopping. Cece had spent the afternoon with her dayhab provider working on improving her social skills. Glenna and I had an appt at the Tribe and then we had to hurry home to meet the washer repair man who fixed our washing machine! YEAH!!! It’s so quiet now! Plus it works much better and there is no longer a slow leak from the water pump!!
Glenna took a much needed nap, I supervised the repairman and then I took a nap after he left. I only got about 1 maybe 2 hours of sleep last night because Cece had a bad night. They don’t happen all that often anymore but when they do they are exhausting. She just can’t sleep sometimes and in her moments of insomnia she keeps the rest of us awake too. She talks to herself and sings and plays with her puppy until she finally settles back down and goes to sleep again. Unfortunately last night her sleeplessness lasted from about 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. this morning. My not getting to bed until after 1 a.m. didn’t help things either!
What amazes me when she does this though, is that usually the next day she is perfectly normal. She doesn’t seem to be tired at all. How does she do that??? It’s my understanding that sleep difficulties are quite common in ASD children. Thank goodness for not only caffeine but also for dayhab so I got to enjoy about a 90 minute nap today 😀
Although it’s been very rainy and gloomy my garden sure doesn’t seem to mind much, with the exception of the tomato plants which still just do not look all that happy. But at least now my tomatoes appear to be growing, albeit very, very, very slowly. My lettuce and spinach are growing so fast that I don’t know if we’ll be able to keep up with them…..
So that wraps up todays catch up post. I have to make sure I get to bed at a semi-decent hour tonight because Cece has summer preschool tomorrow and the bus will be here at 7:45 a.m. to pick her up! I hope all y’all are having Happiness Daily too!!!