Bug Soup

A Broth of Rambling Thoughts ( with some morsels of 'silly' thrown in for flavor)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Stuff

Just a little of this, and a bit of that.

Haven't updated in too long. Makes me sad.
I am glad when people read , but I write for me, and I haven't done that for myself in a long while. I hope this isn't a boring post, but it's for me, so I hope those reading will indulge my rambling.

* Baby Grows Up*

In a week my daughter will be 15 years old.
She doesn't seem 15.
I say she is "emotionally young" , say she is " socially immature" . I am thinking of having her screened for autism. It's little things, but I suspect she may have some mild autism traits. And I knew it, and I saw it, for years. ( some of her teachers have noticed it now)
I don't know what difference it will make to have her diagnosed at this point.
She is brilliant.
She struggles with some stuff, but what difference will a new label make?
I'd rather she makes C's in Algebra, than be making A's in some Special Math class.
She is a little weird socially, but she has friends, she has a boy who is crazy about her, she is passing her classes.
Part of me sees no reason to rock the boat. Part of me thinks we should find out for sure if she has Aspergers Syndrome, though I am not sure what good a label can do for her.
But she isn't a " normal" 15 year old. Not by a long shot.
Katie is definately "younger" than her peers, but she is smarter and more intellectually mature than most of them too.
Sometimes I worry, most times I am just happy to know her.

*True Friend*

A good Friend is having surgery tomorrow.
I wish I lived closer to her. I wish I was the kind of friend who could take her kids for her when she was sick, or just needed a babysitter. I wish I could bring her a hug, or some slippers , in person.
I'd like to bring her food, or do her dishes, or hold her hand.
But that's the thing with this new world, where our friends aren't just the people down the street. Sometimes they are the people 3 states over and hundreds ( if not a thousands) of miles away. Sometimes the people you love most, aren't in your backyard.
We get to choose the friends who match our hearts, not our zipcodes.

I hope you will send some good thoughts to our friend tomorrow. Some healing thoughts.
I'll update what I know, on The Circle.

*Deenie Plays*

So my sister Deena, she has found her dream job!
Get this.
She gets paid, to play video games.
For real!
It isn't a scam, she gets a salary and will be getting benefits and everything.
It's a real freakin' job!
So she tells me it's not all easy, that there are reports to write, and criteria to meet, and she spent long hours training, but still , she gets paid to play games.
She gets PAID to PLAY games!
I am in awe!
So wish my Sis, some good job vibes ( that is, if you aren't too jealous)
She reads here sometimes, maybe she'll give an update.
Deenie? You Go! Rock that job!

* Random Weird Stuff *

* I used to work with a guy named Keno. He had a gambling problem.

*Last week it was 18 degrees F , today it was 80. ( For you Canadians, that means it was freeze ass cold last week, and A/C , sunburn weather today). This morning it was 34 on my patio at 6 a.m., and 3 hours later it was 70. Weird. No wonder everyone is sick. * snifle*
Talk to me about Global Warming! The weather is all messed up.

* I washed my car today . ( see above)

* Five years ago last weekend, my husband had a little medical thing. A little brain hemorhage. ( some surgery, couple weeks in a neuro ICU, a year recovery)
It changed our lives forever.
No matter how bad his feet stink, I am grateful he is snoring right now on the sofa. No matter how crazy he makes me, he isn't dead, or worse.

* Shout out to Carey. You talk to me like you last talked to me yesterday.
I like that in a person. Your friends, are lucky people.

* Tomorrow I don't have to work at the school, I get to work my retail job tomorrow night.


Blogger Puffy said...

I will definitely check for info on your friend's surgery. I know who you mean and I haven't been to the circle in a while. My best wishes and prayers go out to her.

12:48 PM  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

Hopefully the surgery went well. Give her hugs for me!

I was so warmed by the thoughts you posted about Katie. You are such a good mom. Do what you and Katie feel is best. She's at an age where she might have some real input into the decision, but will ultimately look to you for guidance. Good luck. I know I don't have the answers. I do know that my nephew was diagnosed with Asperger's around 9 years old and the diagnosis was vital to where he is now at 12. He's better. Not perfect, but better. It's not the same situation, though, so don't give it much creedence.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Bravie said...

I have been sending good thoughts in True's direction. I read of at Circle of that she is doing pretty well. That makes me happy.
I too wish that we could move zip codes a little closer when it comes to our best friends. *pout*

11:22 AM  
Blogger bobdechemist said...

I was an odd 15 year old. I was an odder 12 year old. I was also emotionally immature or maybe it seemed more that way because I was quite bright, but would still do stupid things. I as super forgetful and careless and not comfortable socially.

Actually I still do stupid things, as evidenced by my blog.

However, I am very happy being who I am. In high school I got some good friends (Coco and Mr Bob among them). University was good. Grad school was better. Post doc is fantastic. I like to think I grew into the person I am, instead of being molded into the person people thought I should be.

I wouldn't change me for the world.

My mother never tried to fix me, never pushed me, always let me know (in a very, very quiet way) that she cared that I was happy and good person and everything else doesn't matter.

I'm not saying you shouldn't test Katie. She's your daughter. You know best. I just wanted to share my story.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Lasann said...

Bob does raise good points.

I'm glad you updated.

10:52 AM  
Blogger lights said...

I've been following your updates at the circle and am very happy to hear how well true is doing. I've been too lazy to sign in and post myself. *wink* Thank you for keeping us posted Bug!

Zip code, smip code! You're still my friend Miss E. *smoooches*

Bob's smart. Like you all didn't know that already.

5:21 PM  
Blogger momma said...

*hug a Bug*

Thanks for the True updates. So skeery, so glad she's doing well.

How does Katie feel about her social life? Is she okay with it? She may just be a late bloomer at the social end of the spectrum...but if you are worried, do the tests. It will give her a few extra options should she need or want to take advantage of them now or in the future.

Miss you!

9:37 PM  
Blogger augie said...

*big hugs* to Buggy and True.

5:53 PM  
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12:22 PM  

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