Sorry for the blog silence. For the past week + I've been taking care of sick kids. First LG, then WG. I think WG should be ready to head back to school tomorrow. I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but seeing your child lying in bed, listless, and eyes glassy with fever just sucks!
But then, coming downstairs and seeing them practically inside the 'fridge, 'cause their appetite is back and they want food NOW, is very reassuring! :)
I spent some time yesterday with my friend, a fellow teacher/actor/parent of an autistic child. It was such a relief to just talk to someone who gets it! She was telling me about an audition she'd had recently, her first one in a long time, and how utterly different a world it is once you have kids. (And how she wanted to kill a couple of the other actresses there, for complaining about the garbage truck waking them up at 6:30 AM. "How am I supposed to audition when I had to wake up at 6:30?!?!?!?!" Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!)
On Saturday, before WG got sick, we took the kids to a special event at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. 3 times a year they and open the museum on Saturday night specifically for kids with special needs and their families. The exhibits (some of them) are geared toward the population, the staff is trained, and there is even a band made up of other autistic kids! Both of mine were dancing their little hearts out: It was AMAZING! Hubby and I both got a bit weepy. :)
I'm starting a new writing class next week. And a friend suggested that, instead of always sitting down to write, I simply record my ideas while I'm up & around (pacing, riding the Spin bike, whatever). I think it's a fantastic idea! Because sometimes I'm just too scattered to sit & write & actually complete something, and I tend to think better on my feet.
So everyone will just have to get used to my talking to myself, lol!
Finally, if I may geek out a bit here, I've, of course, been watching "Sherlock" on PBS (after having seen it online). I'm trying to find a link for "The Musketeers," currently airing in the UK (but not here until Spring). Aaaaaaand, Peter Capaldi's Doctor costume has been revealed, and it is FANTASTIC, IMHO. I'm crap at linking things, so if you're curious, just google it. Or head over to tumblr, where there are about 4,000 photos of it. I've said it before, I'll say it again: I've been watching the show since I was 12, and I have NEVER been this excited for a new Doctor! I do feel 12 years old again. :)
Without all the pre-adolescent angst, thankfully.
Alright. Gotta go entertain WG.
Have a good one!