Wednesday, July 9, 2014

And so it goes - autism plus or autism unchained

For most parents living with kids on the spectrum, especially on the severe end of the spectrum, we hear about the "epilepsy" connection - the high incidence of seizures - hoping to dodge that bullet..  I thought we had. Andrew was past the early teens finger crossed one less thing to worry about.

But it was not meant to be.  He had two seizures in the course of a month. Big huge seizures that take my breath away and  take me back to a new level of anxiety. His poor brain, so besieged as it is neurologically speaking, now has to undergo this assault.  On top of that the seizure caused a fall which caused a concussion and laceration. He was out of it for days after and required a visit to the E.R.

But, thankfully he is back now - doing some work again for Papercatz and resuming his role as my most loved assistant. He is tough, difficult by anyones' standards, but I love him and so life goes on.

Grace in retrospect that we had many years without seizures, and prayers for the future to be seizure free some day.

Will have to post some new pictures of andrew working. This week he worked on new cotton muslin tags.  Very sweet and special for summer. Andrew shredded all of the cotton used to make the tags.

cate :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014


High summer as opposed to low summer which in my tradition hits in August - the dog days of summer - hot and muggy. High summer are those blue sky days where there is less humidity and more ability to breathe.  Those GTBA days (Good to be alive days)... I look at the crystal azure skies and I am happy to breathe in the cooler air. Today is one of those days, and the sky is putting on its show of crystal blue that I cannot stop looking upward to admire...

Today the chickens got a treat that to them is the caviar of treats BUTTERNUT SQUASH.

This mini flock are Belgian D'uccles - bantam chickens small in size, but big in personality.

They adore butternut squash - cooked of course.
Shrimp with cucumber - Yum
Fouth of July celebration cupcakes and the old Red, White and Blue

Braveheart on the right coming up for air with a beak full of butternut. Blondie on the left is a little wary.
Tessa second from left never came up for air and ate till it was all gone.