Hi there, Coffee Share Peeps! Today, we’re having our coffee (or tea, in my case) in the local IHOP. I just got my nails done, and I still need to go to the grocery store, but I didn’t want to go to the store hungry, so…
Hi there, Coffee Share Peeps! I’m sorry I wasn’t around last week: I was trying not to get sick… and I failed.
Every year, at the beginning of the school year, I get a cold or flu of some sort. This one was particularly nasty, and I probably should have stayed home Monday, but I was afraid that it would set a bad precedent. I’d missed on a “Monday” not too long ago (it was really a Tuesday because it was after a 3 day weekend, but you get the idea) because (if you remember) I accidentally gave myself food poisoning. Missing again on a Monday because I had a cold seemed suspicious… even though it was totally legit.
In fact, my voice sounds like a dying frog while we discuss the happenings of this week. So don’t mind me if I start coughing to get this phlegm out of my throat…
These last few years I’ve been spending a lot of time figuring out this whole autism thing. I mean, living on the spectrum all my life you’d think I’d have it figured out by now, but it’s been only the last few years that I’ve known about it or had the time to really look into what that means.
A lot of my discoveries and worries end up on here, so feel free to peruse if you’re curious… though be warned: I’m exceedingly verbose!
One of the things that comes up regularly is this idea that being autistic makes it hard to have friends… and that’s not entirely my experience. For me, it’s easy to make friends (or I suppose I should say “acquaintances”) because I am a bit of a mimic. People are always telling me “we get along so great!” But, in reality, without even meaning to, I’ve basically just copied everything they’ve done so they identify me as “their kind of people.”
But what am I supposed to do if I don’t like this person whom I’ve now convinced that we’re identical?
This weekend, if we were sharing coffee, it would be the blonde roast that was a gift from my student, and we’d be curled up in our PJ’s. A kind of slumber party version of the Weekend Coffee Share. And a short post at that.
Not much has happened over the last couple of weeks.
Welcome! Pull up a chair, grab you a cup of whatever caffeinated beverage you’re craving, and let’s chat a while.
This week, my “coffee” is actually a tea. During the earlier camp Nano, I joined a tea swap, and now I have a ton of interesting flavors to try out. I’ll be taking some of them with me when I go on “vacation” next week.
It’s really more of a “stay-cation,” but it will get me out of the house nonetheless.
But that’s not what we’re here to discuss. We’re here to review this past week and then talk about things to come!
There are oh so many ways to fill in that blank! Communication is key. Communication is imperative. Communication is a lost art form. Communication is complicated. Communication is broken…
When you’re not exactly sure how to communicate between your own mind and heart, and then you have to figure out how to talk to people, it’s probably a little bit of all of those.
Well hello, coffee share peeps! This weekend if we were having coffee, we’d be curled up in my room drinking some soothing tea instead of coffee. I’m pretty sure I can’t handle anything as agitating as coffee right now.
This week has been relatively slow, especially compared to when I last wrote on the coffee share, nearly 2 weeks ago.
And today, I’m mostly writing because I need a couple words of encouragement: The latest date with the Band Director is tomorrow…