Having the same conversation

Having the same conversation

About a week ago, our house alarm started going off around 5 pm on a Friday afternoon. The house we bought last year has two alarm systems installed. One is monitored, the other is not. The one that is not monitored was the one going off. Trust me, it is an awful...
The Opposite of Fear is…

The Opposite of Fear is…

When you are the parent of a special needs child, you often find yourself the recipient of all types of advice from people. (I wanted to say “well-meaning” people, but I’m not feeling that generous today.)  Some parents, who have raised kids without special...

Face Plant

In third grade, we had an end of the year track meet and my event was the third leg of what was referred to as the (politically incorrect) slow relay. When I took the baton, I got a fast start, but within 5 seconds I was face-down on the track. I can still...

Ithaca

All four of my kids are from Ithaca, NY. That seems weird to say because when we lived there it seemed nobody was from Ithaca. It always seemed like a place where people came for 3 to 5 years to go to school or work before they went on to someplace else. Which meant...

Dates in the States

We are now only 5 weeks away from our trip to the States. Of course, between now and then we will move house…so never boring over here. While we there, we are planning on travelling to: Michigan Illinois (Chicago) Indiana Ohio (Dayton & Columbus) Georgia...

Day Out with M – Botanical Gardens

After a long week of planning for our HMA (home missions assignment) and our upcoming move…followed by a whole Saturday of doing taxes…M & I decided that Sunday was going to be for fun. This afternoon we headed over to Glasnevin to visit the Botanical...