Hello? Is this thing On?

Welp. I haven’t written since the 1st of May – though I may go back and change that with backlogs, we’ll see. Why haven’t I written? There’s a number of reasons but the first one is because I simply haven’t had the brain power or the time.

We’re under lockdown with covid-19 and have been for some time. Complete lockdown. We can’t even go out of the community for groceries. At the same time that all of ‘that’ happened, we got the official diagnosis for my son – autistic, echolilalo, and learning disability.

At the same time as that, our basement flooded with sewage, the tire to the car was flat, and other every day things all happened. All the things. All at once. It has been too much for me. Wait, no, saying it has been too much for me is an understatement.

There’s no family or friends to help and there’s no escaping the stress because we’re not allowed to go anywhere, so I’ve been trying to maintain some semblance of normal by knitting, spinning, gardening, taking care of the family – but absolutely nothing is ‘normal’ these days, and I dislike everything about this new way of life we have.

Hopefully I get back to blogging soon.

3 Responses to Hello? Is this thing On?

  1. Yeebo says:

    Wow,sorry that you are going through such a challenging time. Really hope it lets up for you soon.

  2. Jon says:

    Hi ‘grace.

    It can feel so heavy at times. I know it helps only a little if at all, but you are not alone. You are not the only one to walk this hard, hard path.

    For us, with our kids on the spectrum, with all of the complexity that comes with that, and other stuff too… it’s a struggle. We’ve fought the school system, the doctors, everyone it feels like sometimes. It can be exhausting.

    It’s all worth it. They are worth it.

    We’ll keep our thoughts and prayers with you.

  3. Chestnut says:

    You take you time, love. I wish I could do something to help with the compounding stress. If you ever need an ear or shoulder, I’m here.

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