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Out For A Walk

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The weather has been trying to make up its mind whether it will be spring showers or spring sunshine. When it is sunshine, I try to get the boys outside to ride bikes.  But yesterday, Thumper and I went for a long walk around the neighborhood. We only had to avoid a few puddles, but […]



Rerun Rides A Bike!!!

Friday, March 20th, 2020

It finally happened, and it is a MIRACLE. Rerun, after years of fighting us, learned to ride a bike today! We worked on balance, and then I was running alongside him for a while, keeping him balanced and giving him a sense of handling and pedaling at the same time.  Little Mo’s mom and Neighbor […]



The Other Shoe Drops

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

We learned on Monday evening that the Autism Center is closing down until at least the end of the month. That sound you heard was the last shred of my sanity dying a long and tortured death. My one saving grace is that the weather this week has been awesome, so I have been sending […]



Last Gasp Of Vacation

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Well, the kids are back in school today, but fortunately the nice weather lasted all week.  And I made the boys play outside every single day, so that was a win for me. An even bigger win – I convinced Ane to also go play outside!  Will miracles never cease? Note to self: it is […]