Since I have last posted a few things have happened.
Natasha had her 13th birthday!
Presents were opened with Mum, Dad, Sisters, Grandma and 2 ladies from the Autism Association, Cake was just the family after Hungry Jacks for dinner (Burger King).
She didn’t get her card from me until dinner because it was a 32 page booklet, you can see it in the top picture. It just outlined the horrors of 13.
This is Natasha in one of her presents (Grease costume):
Friday it was a party with her boyfriend and Pizza. He’s having a big party so he thought she should only have him over.
This is her best side:
Saturday night it was a party at Gavin’s parents with Uncle Jason & Aunt Fiona and their boys. The 2 boys had drawn her birthday cards, it was beautiful.
Sunday madness reigned.
Monday I made “Pasta with Mushrooms and Bacon” pg 82 in Tana Ramsay’s real family food. Harper Collins 2007. A guy from our writer’s circle won it at the Quiz Night and gave it to Alex. The pasta was wonderful; a fresh tasty version of my favourite packet pasta that was discontinued. It was so good F. the lady who helped me is making it for her family.
Every one except Tasha liked it even Mum and even Tasha tried some; she told me it was good but not to her taste.
Meanwhile I have finished my prep book for my novel; and plotted out the action, 40 scenes. I have written and edited Chapter 1, 2 & 3 and have written Chapter 11; over 4000 words.
Tuesday Writer’s Circle, Wednesday Disability Review Prep, this morning F. and I did a lot of cleaning and this afternoon Christmas shopping. I am exhausted.
I am still not making much headway with the 3000 posts I haven’t read.
Tuesday afternoon I went to the P&F AGM (Parent’s group annual general meeting) I have been avoiding these people since my disagreement with the Book Club rep and I felt guilty & cut off, I missed a few functions and that was it; I couldn’t go back. The family & my psychologist thought I should give up P&F because of my high anxiety at the moment. But for the first time I had a group of people I really wanted to see again. I was still considering just sending a resignation then the President & Treasurer both sent supportive emails. So I went to the meeting and it was fantastic. I was so happy I tried to volunteer again but they convinced me to take only my favourite job & step back; I can keep involved but only as much or as little as I can cope with at the time. So tomorrow Cat & I are back to Friday Working Bees; I can’t wait, we used to enjoy them so much!
Then more Disability prep tomorrow afternoon. Oh well!