Tag: autism

  • Autism – Pros & Cons of Early Diagnosis

    Have you ever thought about the pros and cons of getting an early autism diagnosis?

  • Autistic Bath Towel Sensory Issues

    My possibly minor, but very real autistic sensory issues with bath towels.

  • My First Weighted Blanket

    I got my first weighted blanket today, and I have to say, I am loving it! It really is comforting and helpful to anxiety. It makes the chronic muscle aches of fibromyalgia feel a bit better too. I started with a 10 pound blanket, because I could barely lift the 15 or 20 pound ones […]

  • And the Mood Disorder Strikes Again…

    I’ve had a really bad couple days. The day before yesterday I had a total meltdown because I couldn’t get a painting right. It was kind of the last straw, as I have been struggling terribly with irritability, anxiety, ocd, and anger lately. At first I thought it was just a phase or one of […]

  • Covid Masks – What’s Your Experience?

    The whole covid mask thing has been a struggle for me. Probably for several reasons: #1 – I have bad asthma, especially in hot weather and wearing a mask makes it much worse. Sometimes to the point that I have to escape a store or building immediately so I can breathe again before I have […]

  • I Wrote a Letter to the Air Force about Aliens…

    Last night I was talking to someone online when my memory was sparked about an amusing email letter I sent years ago to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, located here in Dayton. The letter was semi-serious and semi-trolling I suppose. I wanted it to be ridiculously humorous and maybe make the office staff who ended […]

  • I’m Back!!! (with new blogging insights)

    Hi everyone! So, I had a nice week off from blogging. I needed the break to give myself some time to relax and focus on other things. While I was away I asked myself some hard questions. Do I still enjoy blogging? Why was blogging stressing me out so much? Should I change some of […]

  • Holidays, Routine Changes, and Anxiety

    Been feeling stressed. I don’t know if it is because I am autistic or just part of my personality, but even the smallest changes to my routine tend to throw me off and cause a lot of anxiety…and the holidays seem to be filled with those kinds of routine manglers. For instance, tonight I have […]

  • Music Themed Art Contest – My Final Picks for Submission

    I wrote a post the other day about my anxiety over entering an art contest I placed in last year, well, I went ahead and chose my three pieces to submit and thought I would show you guys the ones that made the cut. Here are the three I made that I submitted to the […]