Working From Starbucks
I’ve taken to working from Starbucks most afternoons. I finally found qualified child care for Charlie in the afternoons after school so that I can work. It’s too distracting for him and me to have me working from home, though, so I usually work on my laptop elsewhere.
He was finally, officially diagnosed with autism at the end of last year, and has been seeing a psych who is doing meds management. It’s not helping much, though, and has these increasingly violent tantrums. Today he hurt a student and a teacher at school and has been suspended from school next Monday. He loves school and will be very upset (I haven’t told him yet) – especially because it’s Valentine’s Day, and he will miss the party. I understand their doing it, though. He needs to understand the gravity of his actions – he really upset the other student and his speech therapist.
In other news – there isn’t much. I just work and try to hold down the fort at home. I’ve been trying to learn a new Italian word per day via an app on my iPhone. It’s kind of difficult without the context, though. I’m thinking of seeing if I can take a class. I’m hoping to be able to go to Italy (finally) in about 5 years.
Oh, the San Francisco Word Camp is in August this year, and I’m going to try to make that! Two big challenges though – raising the money – and getting someone to watch Charlie for about 4 days. I’m not sure it can be done given his challenges/problems, but I’m going to give it a shot!
Well, I should probably get back to work. Have about 45 minutes left before I have to leave and relieve child care. Just thought I’d take a break and give my poor, neglected blog some attention!