Tuesday, April 10, 2012

And on the Twelfth Day, Stimey Rested...

Hi friends! You know what happened today? I spent more than five minutes by myself.

That's right. Spring break is OVER. *chorus of angels*

I am exhausted and my entire family is so sick of each other that we can barely tolerate being in the same room anymore.

The excitement has worn off.

I went into more detail about spring break over at White Knuckle Parenting where I wrote Diary of a Spring Break.

As long as I'm sending you other places to read, you should check out The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. All month they are showcasing autistic voices by having a bunch of folks answer the same questions. So far, they have all been fantastic, but I'm especially partial to yesterday's autistic person. (Hint: I'm related to him.)

And, as long as I'm at it, I want you all to read the interview I posted at Autism Unexpected. Garret Westlake is the CEO of STEM Force Technology, which is a great company that is working to pair young people on the spectrum with companies looking for their exceptional talent. I don't tend to use the word inspiring much, but this dude and his concept of disability as a catalyst for innovation really is. He's doing good things.

Lastly, I would like to thank Team Butler, my mirror-image family in Boston for their donation to the Cheetahs. Thank you so much!


  1. Oh my, spring break was long.  Can you post again how to donate to the cheetahs?  I meant to go it all week, and well, spring break?  Or email me the info?

  2. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/katherine-obrien-1/1stannualcheetah-thon

  3. Spring Break may have lasted forever in your world, but was not nearly long enough in mine.  LOL

  4. 12 days is a lot of days with everyone together! We were over each other after ours, I can tell you that! Glad you had a few minutes for you!

  5. Team Butler thanks you for being you.
    We have spring break next week.  I figure if I just close my eyes and click my heels I can say "there's no place like Stimeyland", we'll end up in your school district for the week and my kids can stay in school.  Problem solved.

  6. Haha, so I guess Jack might like video games!

    Have you heard of the company 3E Love? They are a for profit owned by and employing disabled people. They aren't specific to any one disability.

  7.  Yeah, that's the downside of teaching, huh? :)

  8.  Today I have HOURS to myself. It's great.

  9.  I wish you all the luck in the world with your spring break. I'm glad I don't have to go through it again for another year. :)

  10. I really miss spring break.  It has been YEARS since I had one.  I think the only one I got when I was teaching was the one I had my last Death Flu during.  


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