Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Did you ever notice..Synesthesia

Or, you might have synesthesia, if cooking a panful of onions sounds like rainfall.

Or

A wild wind blowing cornstalks looks and sounds like children giggling.

I'm noticing more synesthesia happening these days.

Like when I was listening to a favorite song and the words appeared in my head, scrolling along with the lyrics.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Christmas 1965

Mental Detox

About once a month, I lay down for a brief rest mid-afternoon only to fall into a deep slumber and not awaken until sometime the next morning.
Yesterday, I laid on the bed to rest my back around 4 pm and slept till 6 am this morning. There were a few bouts were upon I awoke and felt hunger but sleep won over hunger each time. I never got out of bed for 14 hours.
The deep sleeps are riddled with dreams. It feels like a mental detox as my brain is allowed to destress and play out a plethora of new information gathered throughout a most busy week. Okay, yeah, it does kinda feel like a self-induced coma that I have the ability to break if I wanted to.
I woke this morning feeling very relaxed and cleansed in some ways. My body and brain know what it takes to heal.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

You might be autistic if...

You are 9 months old and adept at doing this...
A favorite photo

Monday, July 4, 2016

My Favorite Dream

..it happened again last night. I had a dream in which someone loved me...and I could feel it. Love must be the most elusive rewarding feel-good thing.
May dreams come true

Hard Candy Movie, Best Quote

"When you hurt someone, it haunts you"
I watched this little sick, twisted, profound movie last night. This quote, above all the other memorable ones, struck me the most.
I know it's true. I saw it in my dad's eyes.
There is no need for revenge against perpetrators. Abusing children kills them from the inside.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I want to be fit not fat

I've put on at least 10 pounds over the past two months. I know exactly why and I couldn't control it At That Time. The starvation flashbacks have abated. I'm unhappy with the way my clothes fit as well as the eating habits I've adapted. So, it's time for a decision...do I throw up my arms and just accept my condition and new dietary habits? Or do I embrace my power to change and become fit?
I choose the latter. It's time for a new regime. I'm good to go!