Saturday, March 30, 2013
I had gotten used to being a woman of leisure. Now I have a time-consuming job. I go from 8-ish to 4-ish to a family's home and provide tutoring and behavior therapy to a couple of children with a diagnosis of being on the Autism spectrum. It's my first time being solely responsible for the care and tending of an autistic child, and so far so good. I have a co-worker in the home with me. She is responsible for the younger child who exhibits a classic case of autistism (he's 8, but really small for his age). I have responsibility for the older, very skillful boy (he's 9, and also kind of small). So far, as I said, so good. Mom is in and out of the house. I could write an entire blog about my impressions of her as she is a piece of work herself, but I will just do my best to get along with her so I can keep this job. The kids are enrolled in an online school and it's interesting to gain experience with that. I am thinking that my daughter needs to enroll there this summer if she doesn't pass the end-of-course test in algebra/geometry. It's good to learn about it. It's also good to gain some experience working with special education children. This could be the beginning of a new career pathway!
I will be taking my lunch to work and I hope to get back on the good foot with my weightloss goals. I have backslid big time with eating. I need to regain control. It's spring and I wanted to be much thinner by now. Need to do everything to turn things around and start making progress again.
Hope everything has a happy Easter!