Monday, October 5, 2015

Trying again.

Why, hello there. It's been a long while, hasn't it? I've been silent forever over here, and I kept telling myself I should blog again, but I never pulled the trigger. I decided a few days ago that I needed to start up again. We're going through a period of change at Chez G, and since I'm a writer by nature, I thought it might be helpful for me to get some things out of my head and into a space where they make more sense. (Right now, a look inside my brain would resemble the chaotic, nonsensical writings of the Unibomber. It's a mess up there.)

So...where did I leave off? Here's a recap of the last year(ish):

Hannah:

  • Kiddo started preschool. Loves it. 
  • She still likes pink, purple, and princesses. 
  • All that said, she isn't entirely "girly." She enjoys being active, climbing, and digging in the garden with her dad. 
  • She's smart as heck. I'm pretty sure she can read independently and has just been playing us all for fools. 
  • Smarts: she loves to read, and she likes puzzles, shapes, math, and science. She is very analytical and isn't content until she has all the answers. 
  • Likes me, but LOVES her dad. Those two....they're BFFs. I love their relationship.
  • Autism. Yup. (More on this later.)
  • This girl has one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving hearts I have ever met. 
Graham:
  • Still teaching in Chicago, still in the public schools. Second grade for the last two years.
  • Somehow manages to grow a million herbs and vegetables in a space barely larger than a postage stamp.
  • Does science and art projects with Hannah. They're the cutest.
  • Still pretending he hates my cat. 
  • Still a kickass dad. 
  • Easily the most patient person I know.
  • This guy has one of the kindest, sweetest, most understanding hearts I've ever met. 
Angie:
  • Still working with the same company. Thanks to turnover, I've climbed the ladder here (mostly by accident, but hey, climbin' is climbin'. I'll take it.) 
  • I like to joke that I've edged out most of my coworkers in one way or another. I'm calling it a slow, un-hostile takeover.
  • Still loving on my cat.
  • Constantly looking for a way to move to Southern California or Hawaii. 
  • Autism mom, caffeine addict, breaks every cell phone I've ever owned.
  • I am not one of the kindest people you will ever meet. How I married one and birthed another is beyond me. 
We bought a second car last fall, and I kid you not, it changed our lives. I can't even get over how great it is. America, man. 

We still live in Chicago, in our little Cape Cod on the SW side. We're always wondering what the future holds for us. A year ago at this time, I thought we'd be in a different place by now, emotionally, physically. Now? Who knows.