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Saturday, May 25, 2013

a day in her life


My daughter wrote on her facebook page today  .....
Autism sucks. Let me capitalize that - it SUCKS....my oldest is almost 5 and can't answer when asked his name. My 3 year old gets mad and tries to bang his head. 2 beautiful, fun-loving boys, who have autism - we support, encourage, and just adore our them, but I still feel helpless. So on June 23rd I'm aiming for the slowest time ever* in the Scotiabank 5k/Autism Speaks fundraiser (support me if you can, but please cheer me on!). Because when I feel really helpless, I picture a reality where the autism puzzle is solved - and I want to be part of that.

*Note: I do not run....ever (except after my little boys).

http://events.autismspeaks.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=15407
(dble click on the above to bring up go to link to see Vanessa's fundraising)

I'm so proud of her, Vanessa is a great mom. We will be there on June 23rd.

Do you support someone with autism?  What works? 

Friday, May 10, 2013

May days......

We're heading towards mid May, already, just where has the time gone!   And it's Mother's Day on Sunday.  Wishing all Mom's a wonderful day!

One stitchy project is completed and enroute to it's new home.  Today was the first time in quite a while that I had a chance to do some knitting. It is nice to be back on track, well alright just a little bit back on track.

Our younger grandson recently celebrated birthday number 3.  It was fun watching both boys enjoy some cake.

 
We're surrounded by many types of flowering trees in our complex.  Here's a sampling of what we have been enjoying the past few weeks.





 







 


 I'm always delighted to see blooms on this white lilac.  It was barely a cutting that rooted and has grown.  It's a remembrance of Ron and Mayann, their friendship and their garden.



The honeysuckle is a new purchase. 
 
 
and that's all for now.......till next time...