I'm a bad blogger. Bad. Bad. Bad.
What has happened since Mother's Day? School ended, Jim is working 14 plus hours a day, six days a week and then on the seventh sleeping(sorta like God - just joking no lightning bolts), Andrew graduated first grade and then started Camp Anchor (amazing place more on that later) and summer has almost passed us by. (Hooray - I'm a Fall girl).
Andrew has been "off" and "on". He had a bad spell of hitting and screaming and that has passed - he has lost his trip to Legoland in November. The last two weeks - he has been anxiety ridden, scared of his shadow, sobbing, jumping, flapping and depressed but he isn't hitting! He has wanted to spend almost every minute alone - every time anyone goes near him - he walks away. He has taken to hiding out in his room with the door closed - sometimes under his covers on the bed. We've talked and I've tried to comfort him - but sometimes he just wants to be alone - I can relate.
Camp Anchor is a truly remarkable place. You can read about it here http://www.campanchor.org/ . My heart is happy when I am there. I would work there full time as a volunteer doing anything. I can't say enough about the vibe of that organization. Love it.
We have a new goal we are going to start fixing up the house, packing up, painting, doing the floors etc. and then look into buying a bed and breakfast somewhere. We have all kinds of thoughts for this to supplement our income and if Jim has to he can always do IT work while I run the B & B. We don't mind hard work. Life is hard work.
I hope everyone is having a great summer.