Monday, October 22, 2018

Who is Turning Seventeen?!

I know it's been a minute since I have blogged. It's been even longer since I've written a personal, from the heart, rambling post. Time always has a way of slipping by. I intend to get over here all the time to write about this or that, but something else always comes up.

I've noticed that blogging in this kind of sense isn't as popular anymore. Most people are using YouTube for this type of thing and reserving blogs for business. That has made me wonder if I should keep writing. I have thought about vlogging, but it's just not the same to me. I don't love being on camera. Speaking doesn't allow me the creative room that writing does. It does allow more available time, I would think, but that is likely the only positive I can think of for that platform. So, for now I will write as time allows.

This week is going to be busy with a lot of big things. I have IEP meetings for both of the boys, or should I say "young men"! Ha ha. They are both in high school now. I am still homeschooling Beans, but he still gets speech services through the school district.

Bubby is a junior now and his meeting will be highly focused on transitioning out of high school and into some kind of vocational school, or program. He has stood firm in that he doesn't want to attend anymore schooling after high school, so I guess maybe it will be a program? They do have several around here that he can get started doing soon. It's an exciting and anxious time for me. I feel so nervous about helping him to make decisions. It feels like the beginning of school again, I guess. I used to feel so intimidated by the school administrators and think that it all seemed so scary and permanent. I realized a couple years ago that it wasn't as hard as I was making it out to be, and that I had all kinds of options for schooling if one didn't work out. I was stressing too hard over nothing. Now I have that part figured out, here comes another new chapter that feels scary. Guess that's how it goes.

Bubby will also be turning 17 Friday! He was so little when I began this blog. I can't believe he's already going to be 17.

Of course it's fall again.
I really love the colors of the leaves as the trees prepare for winter. Here they are still turning. Sometimes we get a vibrant change in the next week and sometimes the leaves just kind of fall off from the dull golden green they are now. We'll see. I hope to get a few pictures. I haven't gotten any yet. I have thought about trying to take Beans for walks again. We haven't tried that for years (without dad to help), because he usually runs away from me and at this point he's much bigger than me, but we could give it a try. It would be nice to walk around and take pictures of all the fall colors.

Since I haven't gotten out to take any recent pictures of the fall landscape here is a picture of one of my Halloween decorations that I accidentally ran over this weekend. Hahahaha.


  1. Wow! My G just turned 17 too, and is also a junior. He wants to go to college but there are many challenges to that choice, let me tell you...

    Good luck!

    And people are still blogging, I think.Just, those of us who started with little ones are I think Quite Overwhelmed!! Also, much of what occurs at older ages seems more personal?

    Thanks and love,
    Full Spectrum Mama

    1. I think there are a lot of pros and cons to both choices. I am secretly hoping to help Bubby find his little niche and it will give him a nudge toward a vocational school, or at least a couple of classes, but who knows?

      And, yes... it feels weird to talk about your teen's day online. Even if they're nonverbal and unable to read the comments as of right now like Beans. It's still too weird to discuss their daily happenings as much as we might when they were small. So, if people wonder what's up with the boys anymore, that's what it's about. Privacy, like you might any other teen, I'd expect.

      Thanks for your comment. I was stuck in a time warp (like I seem to permanently be anymore!)and thought yours was still little!

  2. I prefer reading blogs to watching videos. I encourage you to keep writing.

    1. Thank you for your feedback. I do, too. I rarely will actually watch a whole video, so this makes sense to me.


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