Friday, July 10, 2009

I need answers

I am SO tired of dealing with autism. Medication after medication. Hospitalizations. Meltdowns - his then mine. No time away. Oh sure, I just had a 5 day vacation, but damn after 9 years that's not very much. We can't go out - no one will watch him. We've lost most of our friends because he is out of control. The few we do have, haven't really seen much of a meltdown, YET.

I cry myself to sleep so often - I should be out of tears. Hell, I'm crying right now. He had a meltdown this evening in public - one lady threatened to call the police. I said 'Go ahead, I could use a break.' She huffed and walked away. Gee, lady thanks for the help!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A special Trip to Idaho and Washington

Well I just got back from Washington and Idaho. I was able to squeeze out enough extra money from the budget to go. I bought a plane ticket and then made my plans on where to stay. It wasn't until after my plane ticket was purchased that my husband lost his job. Since the ticket was non refundable - we decided I should still go and just relax.

Teresa Sue was gracious enough to open her home to me and Dawn. She has a wonderfully charming old farmhouse that I just love. She told me to come back in the winter - I'll want to divorce it. I had a marvelous time and can't wait until I can maybe go back. She is a terrific hostess and I just love her cooking.

We went antiquing on Thursday. Friday we played in the sewing room and she gave me about 20 pounds of fabric. Friday night we went to Mary Jane's store in Couer D'Alene, ID. I loved the store and dressed the part. What I didn't like - sorry if I offend anyone, but I have to honest- was the people in the town. There is rude then there is REALLY RUDE. I have never in my life been made to feel so uncomfortable. People all looking down their noses at us. Whatever - I understand I only saw one little part of the town, but I sure didn't like that part.

I truly want MJ's store to be successful, but I probably wouldn't go back to that one. The mall it was in was full of REALLY expensive boutiques. Sorry, but Kmart budgets can't shop at Tiffanies. Now don't get me wrong. I did go to the candy/ice cream store and make a purchase and I also made a purchase at MJ's store, but there was no way I could have made a purchase at any of the other stores.

I'll take her little store in Moscow over Couer D'Alene any day. Again, I am not trying to be bitchy or nasty, just honest. I shoot from the hip. It may offend, but that's life.

That's all for tonight, I have to go inspect more buses in the morning.