Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Today I spent the morning at my friend Alice's church talking with a group of adults about writing my "This I Believe" essay and parenting a child with special needs. That group is about to begin composing their own essays and have started thinking about what they will write. My suggestion for getting started was to fill in the blanks for the following three sentences:
1. The number one thing that I want everyone to know about me is _________________.
2. I learned this important fact about myself when____________________________.
3. The reason I want everyone to know this about is __________________________.
Voila! The essay writes itself! Not really, but it seems to me that this is a good place to start.
In the afternoon, we went to the MSU women's basketball game. The highlight of the game was being on the jumbo screen for a few seconds. A first for all of us!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Emma tagged along with me to a conference in Chicago this weekend. We drove in with friends and after walking down the Magnificent Mile (and stopping in the American Girl Doll store) we are relaxing in our hotel. Tomorrow Emma sees an old friend who moved from East Lansing to Chicago while I give a talk. The rest of the trip will be devoted to museums and shopping.
On the first Wednesday of each month CADSA sponsors a music therapy "Let's Jam" session. Joe loves to attend. Tonight he will go to the monthly drum circle hosted by the local Autism support group for the first time. Like CADSA, they open their activities to all people with special needs.