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Friday, September 17, 2010

too tired to rant

but just want to say this:

Autism doesn't make them broken or aliens or ill needing to be cured...

They are just like every other human on the planet: they need to learn to live in their skin.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grandma

For no particular reason that I can put my finger on I am missing my Grandmas today.

Maybe it's the fall like weather we are having. It makes me want to snuggle under an afghan. One grandma used to make them. I loved watching her make her squares and all the really cool colors and textures and patterns she could make. She didn't even have to look at it! No really, she didn't. She was blind. She taught me how to crochet and knit when I was very young... but I never managed to figure out how to control the tension on my yarn, still haven't. I don't have any of her afghans.
She used to make us chocolate chip cookies! She was famous to us kids for those cookies. But I will tell you a secret now...I liked my brothers cookies the best. Once he learned how to bake his were better. I always felt slightly bad about that...traitorous even.

My other grandma made the best potato candy! I love her potato candy! There isn't anything as sweet as it in the world! I keep thinking I will try and improve on her version...I never do. I loved Thanksgiving at her house! Although I never did try her mince meat pie. I think I cheated myself out of something good. I never did get up the nerve to try it. I mean come on! It was pie with the word meat in it!

I would be so content if I could curl up under Grandma's afgan and eat a piece of Grandma's potato candy.