Monday, April 08, 2013


After five minutes of attempting to do some housework my back said,
or it would have if backs could speak!
On Saturday a disc in my back slipped  (a not unusual occurrence) and I have been in agony since.

If Pollyanna were here she would say something along the lines of,
'Be grateful that you have had at least three months without a slipped disc ' ,
 which is true but sadly I am not grateful and it does not ease the pain.

And if Cardiff Council's social services hatchet men were here they would say,
'Just be grateful that your daughter is in school , remembering that we consider school time as RESPITE time, and you have plenty of FREE time with nothing to do but   relax during RESPITE/SCHOOL time so don't expect any sympathy from us even  though we promised  extra help three months ago and never followed through on our promises ..........!

On a brighter note, the Easter holidays are over today and Missy was thrilled to be going back to school, it is always really nice when Missy is so very  FLAPPY HAPPY  she cannot keep still :)

Friday, April 05, 2013


When I  say I have done nothing all day I do not mean this

But this

This morning I have done the following

 Showered and dressed and fed Missy
 Washed and dressed and fed myself
 Picked up and cleared away all the rubbish, dirty dishes and dirty clothes
 Washed a load of clothes
 Washed a load of dishes
 Cleared and cleaned the kitchen sink and table

And yet if asked, I would say  I had done nothing.

My house still looks like a pinata filled with books and toys and clothes to be ironed and  DUST has exploded in every room of my house !
I truly believe that a new view on reality hits you when you have a child with autism and even if Anthea or Kim & Aggie wouldn't set foot in your house,
you don't really care :)




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.