Autism

Another New Year

“They” say that time doesn’t stand still. Well, we know this.  I’ve also heard it said that time speeds by as we get older.  And whereas this is not a pure truth, the perception of it can be truthful.

2012 tassleMy older son graduated high school and is now in college, commuting via bus and train every day, adapting very well to this big change of his life.  He decided to shave his beard and mustache on the first of this year and has pledged not to shave it off again for all of 2013.  We’ll see how that goes. I conclude, then, that I am “getting old” for 2012 seemed to pass by my front door with unheard of rapidity.

My younger son had a lot of behavioral problems as we began 2012.  Under the supervision of his psychiatrist, he is now on new meds and these helped him enormously until around late November, early December of last year.  Then, I made the rash suggestion that he might be experiencing one autistic boy’s version of Seasonal Affective Disorder and, before allowing his meds to be adjusted, I asked for a few weeks of SAD treatment:  A special “sun lamp” and daily doses of Vitamin D.  We meet with his doctor on Monday. I am thinking that he won’t require an increase in his meds at this juncture. We’ll see.

Concord PointMy year has been a whirlwind.  At the beginning of the year, I was still adjusting to life in Maryland.  A real winter, with real snow.  Wearing socks.  Things like that.  Getting a handle on my younger son’s escalating issues as they related to autism and prepping for my older son’s graduation.  And then, come April, everything whooshed into a new direction and I got hugely busy!

Lucky for me that I love deadlines, because I have ’em. Lots and lots of deadlines.

This year, I am looking at two book releases through The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House.  I’m finishing up book two in my Viking trilogy and will be beginning (if not finishing!) the third.  I will undoubtedly be researching for both contemporary books as well as historical works, and meeting new people as I do all of the above.  My younger son will, this year, finish elementary school and enter middle school, and my older will continue with his college studies.

My husband, dear fellow, supports us all and keeps us anchored and steady while we cavort about in mind and body.  He’s done so for more than twenty years and I am so blessed with him. 🙂

32033613oetratipd8I have no idea what my world will look like by the end of 2013, but I’m planning on being right here to share it with you, lol.  And I hope you’ll follow as I go, with the freedom to remark upon the sometimes-random posts while shaking your head at the multitudinous book titles that might fly through here.

Thanks for helping me make it through another year.  God bless and keep you in 2013.

~Sandi

 

 

4 replies »

  1. Yes, I feel like every year I say “wow! This past year went by even faster then the last!” 2012 did seem to really fly by.
    I’m looking forward to another year with you and the girls 🙂

    • Hey, Becca! 🙂 Isn’t it just wild how FAST the time goes? I never cease to be amazed.

      2013 is another EDGER YEAR. Woohoo!!! I love us. 🙂

  2. I hate New Years. I’m the only person I know who’s sad at midnight… I hate the reminder of time passing and being irretrievable.

    That’s a lot on your plate… I’m amazed at other blogger’s capacity for juggling tasks and projects and still finding time to write. Especially in your case. I don’t think I could write a book AND a blog.

    • Hi!
      Ah, I’m sorry you get sad. The change thing, maybe?

      I used to be a hyper blogger. Just constantly. Writing is something I do…like even when I’m not writing, you know? It’s always in my head, so I can jot things down a few minutes here and there and somehow, a novel emerges. It’s very fun. 🙂

      Thanks for reading!