It’s been so beautiful here in DC. I just want to spend as much time as I can outside and just soak in the sun. I love fall weather here in my hometown!  Just a clarification – DC is not my hometown, Rockville is my hometown.


On Tuesday night, Jeremy went to Edda’s back to school night. There are only a handful of kids in Edda’s class and I had the feeling that none of the other parents would show up and I couldn’t show up because I have class on Tuesday night. But Jeremy could cover that night – although it was the rare kind of night we needed three cars. So Jeremy rented a zip car for the first time from the metro station from the way home from work which worked out well. Logistics aside, Jeremy spent a whole hour with Maureen, Edda’s fantastic, energetic teacher. Edda is having a fantastic year – so happy to be in school – sleeping much less than previous years – and learning and enjoying new things all the time.  I often feel badly that I’m not pressing for more services for Edda like more inclusion time or more therapy (aka as advocating for your kid), but she’s so happy and we are doing so well without me stressed out with trying to squeeze more stuff into my stuffed life that I’m happy with the trade off.


I kind of freaked Vince out with college talk yesterday – in my defense, he brought it up, not me.  It’s hard for me to strike a balance between “OMG – it’s so incredibly competitive and we have to start preparing now even though you are 11” and “just work hard and you’ll be fine where ever you end up”.  He’s a good, kind, conscientious kid.  I hope I don’t screw that up for him.  Because I know that it’s totally in my power to do that.


Ruby is falling down our bare wooden stairs quite often now.  And then the other day, she slipped going up the stairs.  It’s really upsetting to see.  So we set up a crate downstairs with plans to crate her at night so she doesn’t follow us upstairs to bed.  It’s not working – imagine that!  – after years of sleeping upstairs with us, the downstairs bedroom is not desirable.  We need to figure out how to rig up the stair lift to accommodate a 60 pound dog.

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