March 19, 2012 – What a busy day!

Today was much more hectic than anticipated.  I had my meeting with Rowell Family Empowerment Center regarding starting an ASD Parent Support Group.  The meeting went great, but facilitating this group may be a larger task than I anticipated.  It is very official (stipends, invoices, etc.).  I had originally anticipated a support group/play group in our living room!!!  Now, it seems I will be volunteering at the Autism Faire to get the word out on the new group.  The manger at RFEC is very excited about this group and is anticipating this leading to many great programs within Chico/Butte County.

Secondly, I decided (after nearly five years of marriage) to officially change my last name.  Friday I thought about it and saw that Social Security was very close to where I was having my meeting.  SSA was not too bad of a wait – about 20 min. from start to finish.  Lastly, I had to take my husband to the DMV because he had lost his license sometime this weekend.  It was a good push to go, since SSA said I could bring my receipt from there and go to the DMV directly to change my license (2 birds, 1 stone).  Now, the wait there was awful – well over an hour!

Upon returning home, I had a difficult time getting the lil man to nap (especially since I had been away most of the morning on these errands).  When he finally tuckered out, I had e-mails and phone calls to make regarding the name change and the support group.

Thus far, it has been quite a busy day, but quite a fulfilling day at the same time.  Hooray for me!

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