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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Contemplating

I'm thinking about getting Pokémon GO for little guy. I think it may be a way for him to get out more and interact with others. Just contemplating it...
I've been weighing the possibility of taking a single class at the local community college. Funny, the day I was thinking about it a flyer from the college arrived in the mail. I pay more attention to those serendipitous signs. The class would be one evening a week for an hour and a half. It costs 100$ + book. I want to visit the college to see whether it's feasible or not. I'd really like to but I don't want to get overwhelmed. It'd give me the opportunity to interact with others which is important plus I just feel like I should be learning something. It'd be nice to have a goal and focus. I asked little guy if he could handle being home by himself. He said "of course." Still thinking and need to visit campus.
My city is so well laid out and most places are within 1-5 miles of home.
The other funny thing I realized...back in February when I visited here..I decided this was my city not more than a mile from my current apartment. How crazy weird is that?
Managing finances pretty darn good. It has been an extremely smooth transition to living on my own. Very pleased. Very grateful.
I love walking Rosebud at night and seeing the stars and airplanes in the sky. The weather has been in the pleasant 70's perfect for our walks. Today, we took our backpacks to the grocery store. Little guy thought that was weird until I showed him all the other people walking around the grocery store with backpacks too. Such a different way of life.
Love it!!!

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