thanks! I pared my friends down from 22 pages to 10 due to so many inactive users- I didn't realize I had deleted rbj until today when I went to send a message about a LOL I liked and it said 'add as a friend'. Glad that's all straightened out
Was on my way to rbj with your message copied, & saw that maybe he'd EDed so something! Here is my note to him after all: Well, see you've already re-FRed dgreenesprout! That's what happens when you have to go to the baffroom!
I saw you sent a message to rbj- can you pass this on for me: I was trying to clean up my friends list and remove people who've been inactive for over a year- I thought we were friends so I must've accidentally deleted you- plz to accept my FR, thanks, dgreenesprout
As for autism spectrum disorders- the definition keeps changing- including more people, we are better at identifying, and it IS increasing (there is a genetic link in many ASDs and since the explosion if the computer age and the internet- more & more people with characteristics if ASD are connecting/having families. There are some wonderful benefits to being on the spectrum but some severe challenges as well. Teaching methods are constantly being refined & we are discovering it at younger & younger ages where early intervention can help these kids maximize their potential. I agree that doing dispatch would be heartbreaking but no paperwork is a big plus and you are helping people in a time of great need. My parents both went to college & my mom to grad school too. In an era of stayathome moms, we were the odd family with two parents working full-time (rather scandalous). College was just considered the next step- not going was never even presented as an option. I wish I could gave stayed home - at least until my daughter started school. But I became a single parent with forethought & the intention that I was doing this alone- so stating home wasn't an option (but having a teacher's work schedule did help). My daughter is a junior in HS this year and finally starting to look past graduation at what sone of her options may be. I felt bad 'spamming' the DB when I messaged all those people but many were peeps I regularly 'talked to' when they were still regulars on ICHC- and it did help with more donations. I'm sorry to hear about your fibromyalga- I don't know much about it other than the debilitating exhaustion. Are your boys still in the area? It is rainy & gloomy a lot between october & june but there are also spectacular sunny days like today! I use a full spectrum 'go light' on winter mornings & take extea vitamin d to help with the winter blahs.
I only come back when my parents declare 'come visit or we're gonna come out there' and then since I had my daughter- so she gets that connection w/her grandparents. My good friends from high school have scattered and we connect on FB. I did my grad work in special ed/ed of hearing impaired at UT/Knoxville. Saw a posting for a job in Portland- my girlfriend had friends out here and we just packed up and headed west! There's a lot of southern 'expats' out here (came to visit a friend and then fell in love with it. then a friend came to visit them and so on). I fell into the world of multihandicapped preschool and eventually to where I am now- Autism Consultant to local school districts. How 'bout u??
I did go to Tucker H.S.- graduated in 1980 and from UGA in '84. My parents still live in the area (one in Lawrenceville and one in Norcross) so I visit (used to be yearly- they buy my ticket- when my daughter was young, she's 16 now and it's about every 2-3 years now). I HATE driving through downtown now- too many lanes and they all seem too narrow! I can barely find my way around anymore!
thanks. I am proud that in my county, no healthy 'sociable' animal at a shelter has been euthanized in the past 2 years. The county shelters utilize foster homes to help handle the overflow when they get full.
He is my 8 year old furbaby. a little over a week ago he started peeing outside the box- only when I went to clean it up- there was no urine! I took him in and his bladder was totally blocked. It was about $2,000 for all the tests and sedation and catheter, etc. He had to stay overnight. He was so miserable and scared they let me take him home Friday evening with instructions to bring him back if he still couldnt pee. Well, I wastched closely and he was barely getting anything out- back to the vet Saturday morning- same procedure over again (but fewer diagnostic/enzyme tests). He had to stay until Monday evening. Final bill $3,100. I had to do it- how could I not? and my vet is the best and did all of this knowing I could not pay up front. I posted on here about it and asking for help and people have been WONDERFUL- several aren't even on my cheezfrend list but saw the post when it had been faved by one of my frends. I hate going around with my hand out, but I am a single parent and struggling to just keep my house and had nowhere else to turn. Someday I can pay it forward and help someone else in need. thanks for asking- Debby