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Bing Bang Boom....

Haven't had much time to write, been a bit busy...

As usual, school starts and then there is so much happening...

Willow is still trying to adjust to Third Grade (its Hard!), but now that October is upon us, there is HALLOWEEN!

I used to love having Michael's friends come over for a Halloween party, it was such fun (a lot of hassle and work, but FUN)....so, I am going to have a Halloween party for Willow this year...the first package of eye patches and temporary tattoos came today in the mail.

Tonight, Michael is working his second shift at the local Halloween store...I am very proud of him!
(Although I am tensing up each time he goes, as I want things to happen without incident, etc.)

Between those things and Willow starting piano lessons and singing lessons, and the general stuff going on...we have also tried to have some time to go out and enjoy life too!

And then there is mom....trying to visit her on her birthday has been a bit hard, as the hospital was under quarantine …

Save the Day, Save the world...

Avengers assemble!


#MicroBlog Monday Good Grief...

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Part of an email I sent to a still grieving friend last week: "....I think this time of year makes things harder too...its the change in seasons, the holidays are coming. And since you do not have a job, you have plenty of time on your hands to think of things and it can make your mind wander too much into grief. Just remember--there is no time limit on grief. Whatever you feel, whenever and however long you feel it--that is fine. Last night, I had some weird nightmares, and I cannot say what they were about per say any more, but I know they had my Grammie and my Grandma in them, and that I woke up with a very heavy sense of loss. Grief and missing those we love and still love does not go away with time. It gets a little easier...but it is never truly gone, just like our love for them is never truly gone. I have been down a little lately, I think the change of seasons from…

Chewy Cell Phone Pictures--"I Picked her Up!" (Part Two)

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Morning Report

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This is the morning report Gives you the long and the short Every grunt, roar, and snort Not a tale I distort On the morning reportRough night for Chewy, meant that the boy was woken up late; no shower today...As I walk down the stairs, I hear familiar voices and sounds...realize that my son is watching a 50 year old television show--Star Trek marathon is on. (We have all on DVD...think we shall be watching some this weekend). It was wonderful to see my son watching something that my dad loved, that I loved...the show that brought my son to this life, actually...--------------Driving her to school. Somehow one of those conversations that start with something innocuous then somehow comes to this point:She: "How did you feel when you found out he [her brother] was autistic?" Ahh...the questions and answers--there are times when she is far smarter then we give her credit for. She is searching and probing..and far more empathetic than I was at her age. Complex thoughts at m…

Time, time, time...

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Time, time, time See what's become of me...
And look around you
Leaves are brown, now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter



How quickly the summer has gone...and now the first days of school are upon us!  Just like a page from a book being turned, the weather has gotten colder, crisper and rainy...
Michael started his Senior Year of High School...


This was him getting off the bus to start Kindergarten...


This is him before going to school yesterday...

Senior.Year.  Whoa.

Meanwhile, we have Third Grader...who still is okay posing for my pre-requisite First Day of School Pictures:










Swimmer

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Before this summer, Willow had the mechanics down regarding swimming, but did not like getting her face wet or blowing bubbles in the water.

This summer, I signed her up for a swimming class, and armed with Goggles--she became a swimmer extraordinaire! 

She now does hand stands in the water--and passed the deep end tests at summer camp, so she could swim away!

While we were on Cape Cod, Chewy and Michael took some pictures of our swimmer:







Really Relaxing...

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It has been a really relaxing vacation. Everything has went smoothly and we have had nice weather (except for a rainy day today).  Everything has just been so nice and it has been a great way to say good bye to summer...one more full day...then back home and getting ready for work and the new school year!
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Michael went on his own in Provincetown.  Most of the time, he has shown how mature he has become...until the sibling rivalry rears it head in the back seat or in the shared bedroom at the condo...

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Willow has started to show an interest in shopping, going into every shop, and noticing all the pretty clothes, etc.
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UPDATE:

Summary of what we did:

Sunday - hung out at the pool and had seafood and local stuff

Monday - Wellfleet/Eastham, including drive-in, Red Barn Pizza and mini-golf

Tuesday - Free Tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (We got to see Alvin!) and Clambake at Seacrest Hotel on Silver Beach in Falmouth (Wonderful sunset a…