Monday, November 09, 2015


Hello Blog On The Spectrum World, I have been away a long time and I have missed you and I have needed you , if only to talk to you.
Life goes on pretty much the same, Missy is as Missy as ever and Missy-mass is approaching rapidly with Halloween and Bonfire night having just ended.
I am writing this at almost midnight on a Sunday night and Missy is singing away merrily in her bedroom and still will not sleep.
However she is happy, and the best that I can do is not to upset her at this time of night or maybe she will go into a missy-meltdown and that wouldn't be pretty for her or me !
For most of the day Missy has spent her time in her room singing and watching videos and making videos and reading her books and being creative. It has been pouring down all day so there has not been a lot more that she could do.
However, the fact that she has been content with her day is a very good thing.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

No Meltdowns :)

Missy was a little grumpy at breakfast time yesterday but I am pleased to say there were no meltdowns all day :)
And I think it may be to do with restricted access to DVDs !
The last meltdown that Missy had was to do with DVDs.
She wanted to stack them and I said no but she still did  and they all fell over and she got very angry.
So now the big basket of DVDs has been banished to the kitchen .
And Missy is only allowed five DVDs at a time.

And that deserves a thumbs up :)

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I Couldn't Sleep......

I have been unable to sleep post-meltdown so I went online and I read about meltdowns.
Mega Missy Type Meltdowns.
I read academic papers and I also read the personal accounts written by people on the spectrum.
From this I have come to the conclusion that what might help is  lots of exercise.
Temporarily, the two-hour walks type exercise can't happen but exercise in the front garden and living room can happen.
So I have just bought these , they are meant to arrive tomorrow .
I would have liked to have bought them today but I cannot take Missy with me to the shops because of the possibility of a meltdown and they may not have them in stock anyway.

Next on the list is to organise some scooting :)

It seems that the exerting of energy helps  to dissipate the built up stress the individual is feeling and helps to resolve the situation sooner .
Hopefully this will result in no more mega meltdowns and only mini meltdowns and then the ultimate meltdowns:)

Today's Art Activity With Missy and Marilyn 

Paper plate dinosaurs

Glitter pictures

Missy's Holiday Journal

Awaiting Sleep

Still on calm down 
after the meltdown 
three hours ago!
Little Miss Chatterbox is still whittering away in her bed with no sign of sleep on the horizon :(

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014


Missy uses her ear defenders outside of the house whilst I wear them inside of the house!

Sofa Day

And the sofa day is for me not Missy !

I have a yucky tummy which has extended from yesterday through today.
I am too weak to do anything but the basics .
 Thankfully Missy's tummy is ok.

I was going to try some yoga today but I think I will wait !
saw this yesterday and thought,'what a good idea for people with certain health problems ' :)

However, napping with Missy around is not always safe as she can go full-meltdown without notice.
Anyone caring for Missy has to be aware of low flying DVD players and TVs at all times!
So whilst resting is ok, sleeping is definitely off the menu :)

Saturday, August 02, 2014

'Annus Horribilis '

  This year is my annus horribilis !
I have accepted it and I am living with it and  moving on as best as I can. 
However, in the last six months I have seriously wanted to hit somebody in a Sally Fields Steel  Magnolia kind of way.
For those who have not seen Steel Magnolias it means to hit someone / anyone so another person can feel as much pain as you do !
But I have not even come close , until today !
I left missy for 2 minutes, painting in the garden  whilst I went to the toilet.
She was not alone but being watched by a person we shall call  nitwit , name changed to protect the guilty !
I came back to a scene of devastation.


She was fine when  I left !!!!!!

And these are some of her creations

I decided to make some pictures from Missy's Meltdown

This collection of her work is called 
Silver Linings
and is Jackson Pollock inspired !

Missy Meltdowns are so much fun :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


At 1 a.m. this morning we went shopping in Asda and this was Missy afterwards.

She decided she wanted to watch the film Prince of Egypt , our life is a bit upside down at the moment , Missy seems to sleep in the day and is awake at night  but it does make her a bit calmer . Plus there are no screaming babies in Asda at 1 AM which is always a plus point. We can only go shopping when there are no babies or screaming children around.




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.