Just a Day in the Life of…

I’m supposed to be going to this festival thingy with a friend tomorrow and I’m not sure I will be able to because I can feel another migraine coming on.  I also think I’m getting some sort of sickness because my chest feels like that cold painful feeling you get when you’ve been out running in the cold, you know?  I’ve also had a very light cough and minor sore throat.  I hate getting sick.  I hope it isn’t anything serious.

I had a book club thing at the library today for a book called “The Life We Bury”.  The main issue I had with it was the writing of the autistic character.  Most of the writing was actually very stereotypical.  My issue with the autistic character was, at one point in the story, a professor asked if the guy was a savant and it was replied no, it was a complete accident.  It miffs me that the two states of autistic people is either rocking in the corner, spaced out and screeching, or the savant Sheldon from the one show.  It was an interesting read, nonetheless.  I did, however, accidentally spill my water bottle on the book the other day so I have to pay for it.  It’s $20.  I feel bad since it’s a new book and all.

Beyond that, I spent the day studying and trying to make rice and taking a nap to try and cure my head pain and tiredness.  I got my studying done and I’m trying to figure out how to go about learning ASL (American Sign Language), since I messed up and learned random words in BSL (British Sign Language).  How?  I don’t know.  The rice came out good the second time.  The nap was good.  Helped the tiredness, not the headache.

I’ve been working on questions for The Body Keeps the Score for the Mindful Book Club I’m facilitating.  It will be up and running by Tuesday at the latest.  I’m running my questions by my therapist.  I’m trying to have a good mix of deep, thoughtful questions and light, easy questions.  Balance.

Beyond that, I don’t have much to say right now.  My head hurts.

-The Sarcastic Autist

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