Well hello there! Can you believe that after the longest January in the history of the entire universe and a seemingly never ending winter, it is almost April? After such a slow start to the year we are already a quarter of the way through. The passing of time never ceases to confuse me. So much is occurring in our lives at the moment that I can’t seem to catch a breath. I thought it would be a good idea to give a little life update to cover what has been happening lately.
A little life update;
Education and learning has been a big theme for the last few weeks. Junior is busy finalising his gcse options. They have changed so much since I took them. Even the grading system is different now. However it is nice to see more diverse subjects available to study that cover different abilities and interests.
Although Peanut doesn’t have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia, Mr M and Junior do and she has very similar issues. School have given her a blue reading overlay to help process what she sees. This has been an immense help and she has progressed 3 reading levels in a month!
OJ has decided to go back to college. He wants to work with young teens who are struggling with autism and their place in society. He feels like he will be able to relate to them in a way that non of the support workers he had ever could. I am so proud of him. He has come such a long way. It’s like he is a different person to the teenager who was confused by his aspergers diagnosis and angry at the world.
I have also decided to learn something new. I have invested in an online course to learn how to use Lightroom properly. It seemed silly to be paying for an app when I was only using the very basic exposure adjustments. The course I am doing is broken down into bite sized chunks and is easy to absorb so I hope to see a great improvement in my photography post production!
I have been very sporadic blogger lately. Despite the best of intentions life inevitably gets in the way. I think that is the beauty of blogging for pleasure. You can pick it up and put it down as suits. This way of writing is never going to get massive page views but it works for me at the moment.
I have changed my website provider because my back end was super slow (not as rude as it sounds). It’s hard to feel inclined to write when the technical side is super slow. Hopefully my processing speed will translate into writing speed!
Mr M has been home recovering from his hand surgery for 2 weeks and has not annoyed me half as much as expected! He is getting quite bored of being inactive so has tried mowing the lawn with 1 hand and various other one-handed diy pursuits. I’m letting him get on with it but woe betide him saying his hand hurts.
On Wednesday I am going back to the orthopedic hospital to see what my latest MRI results show up. It was apparently a super fancy pants extra advanced MRI. I hope it throws up some easier treatment options than the last one suggested.
The biggest events are the things I want to write least about. Times of crisis show you who you can count on when the chips are down. Is it inevitable that it will not be who you expected? I have lots of questions swirling in my mind that are unanswered for now. Hopefully as emotions settle we will all be able to look at events with a more rational point of view.
So that’ all folks (for now). Mr M has just cooked my tea one handed so I’m off to sample his culinary delights!
Life is never simple is it? But at least it is never dull.
What have you been doing lately?