I have wanted to come back to this blog for a while, but I have gone into a sort of “self-preservation” mode while we were finishing off things with the mortgage. I was honestly surprised that it’s been since September when I made my last post… I couldn’t believe it. I won’t go into great detail about the nightmare that we encountered with it because I doubt many of you are that interested. However, two weeks ago, things finally finished and fell into place with the mortgage saga and by the start of December, we should have our house to ourselves. It’s weird saying I’m a homeowner because Paul’s mother has not yet moved out (her flat isn’t yet ready to be moved into while work is being done on it) so it doesn’t yet feel real. I am looking forward to not only just being alone in the house with Paul but to leaving the house in the morning and knowing that when I come home in the evening, everything will be exactly where I left it. It’s been so stressful coming home and not being able to sit and relax because I have had to tidy things up first.
In the meantime, since I’ve last posted, I’ve read two interesting books related to autism. The first being A Pony In The Bedroom by Susan Dunne. I came across the book when I read a brief article by the author written for The Guardian (definitely worth a read! click the link!) and I wanted to find out more about her experiences. Her book was an interesting insight into the world of a woman with Autism and how traumatic incidents helped shape her life into a dark place which was lightened and brightened by horses; I’d highly recommend it if you’ve not yet come across this one.
I’m in the process of reading Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life by Cynthia Kim [Musings of an Aspie]. I’m highlighting loads of passages in this book too, just like when I read Aspergirls by Rudy Simone.
On the plus side, I did have a visit from one of my cousins from America last week for my birthday, which was amazing. She was only able to be here for less than a week, which was nowhere near long enough, but we crammed a lot into our time together and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I felt like it reconnected me to that side of the family, as I’ve felt emotionally distant (in addition to the obvious physical distance) from them. My aunt said that she would be looking to come to visit with her husband and my youngest cousin after she graduates high school in 2018.
Now that things are becoming more settled, I hope to be writing much more than recently… I have enjoyed writing this blog and am annoyed that I have felt so worn down with everything that updating this almost felt like a chore… which it should never have done. I hope those of you who started following me will continue to do so, and I hope others will join me along the way. 🙂