Despite my sleep deprivation, we had a fabulous Sunday at Fort Worth Zoo. The weather was perfect and the animals were mainly awake and visible. The last time we went to this zoo, Roger was three years old and not at all interested in the animals. His autism made him only interested in fans, the train, and other inanimate objects. This time he had more interest in the animals but really was interested in the dates on plaques. His brain must be filled with pages of dates. According to him, he takes pictures in his mind that he pulls up when he talks about specific people in history. He will be looking at a book and if he needs to put it down to go to a class or therapy, he says he has to first take pictures with his mind. It is so interesting to hear him vocalize how his mind works.
Yesterday and today were days to get back into the regular routine of school and work. I am adjusting better to life in my upstairs office, although I still have hiccups that require almost daily calls with IT. I am still trying to figure out the balance of housework, Roger’s therapies/classes, trying to exercise, and my job. I have decided to let some things I wanted to be weekly to go on a bi-weekly schedule. I think that may help out my stress level. I have also asked Rob to take over Roger’s after school schedule every other Wednesday so I can deep clean the kitchen and bathroom. It may not be exciting to you, but it’s been plaguing my mind.
I wish my mind was filled with pictures that I pull up, rather than lists of scheduled activities!