I Hate School Fairs

In every part of my body I ache I’ve eaten all the chocolate cake I walked for miles to sell some books Braving the cold & disparaging looks And now my toils are all but done The profits are for another one “It’s for the kids” is the rallying cry I’ve done my part, soContinue reading “I Hate School Fairs”

Don’t Volunteer at Your Kids’ School

The Book Fair is coming by hook or by crook. Where students buy novelties instead of a book. We’ll make lots of profit but books & not cash. I’m so overwhelmed I’ve developed a rash! The library’s busy, so the fair has no home! The shelves are on wheels so the school we must roam.Continue reading “Don’t Volunteer at Your Kids’ School”

Writing Nonsense In My Sleep!

I have recently discovered a new super power.  When I am sleepy I can spin words into nonsense. When I was a child and last week my mother could always tell when I was overtired, because I would become chatty; animated, fun and chatty.  Alcohol works as well but there’s a family history and  wellContinue reading “Writing Nonsense In My Sleep!”

Not A Good Day!

I’ll start with the worst news, starting at the important bit my aunt is alive; my aunt was on holiday in Germany and was hit by a truck.  My aunt is the most beautiful woman I have ever met inside and out.  She has beautiful long dark hair & dark eyes and is tall andContinue reading “Not A Good Day!”

Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 2

Part 1 here But lately as my two youngest reach the age that it all fell apart for the older two I am starting to feel a frustration at these events.  I am afraid it is my internal conviction that my girls are talented but will never get anywhere. It is very disheartening to seeContinue reading “Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 2”

Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 1

A child on the school stage plays a wrong note.  Ha, triumph; this will teach you to steal my child’s limelight.  A second bad note, oh my God, that poor child!  How can I be such a monster?  She’s my child’s friend! But I feel that my kids need to be seen.  They need theirContinue reading “Frustration Eating Me Alive! Part 1”

Dyslexic Daughter upDate

In my normal style of dealing with anything I have acquired books about my daughter’s 2 new conditions. I can’t read them yet.  When I find a subject stressful I find when I try to read about it the words swim & hurt my head (more than usual).  I often read by mentally spiraling theContinue reading “Dyslexic Daughter upDate”

Job Application – Public Speaker

I speak a lot of drivel, but I have been assured it is erudite, interesting drivel.  Admittedly I can get caught like a deer in the headlights if I become over stressed; but all it takes is one question and Pow!  My intellectual conceit and verbosity come to the fore and before you know itContinue reading “Job Application – Public Speaker”

My Website is Trying To Kill Me

The first in my new series Deranged Ramblings and no, smart alec, that is not a better title for my entire blog well it might be but … Shut up! Okay I seem to be the tiniest bit OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), well apparently it is a common co-morbidity with autism.  And I generally thinkContinue reading “My Website is Trying To Kill Me”

Good…Bad… Well News Anyway

  I have just returned from the psychologist with my youngest’s diagnosis.  Now she was diagnosed 6 years ago with Autism but they are now pretty sure she also has dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. Good news?  Well we know now and there are things that can be done about it.  She’s even smarter thanContinue reading “Good…Bad… Well News Anyway”