much to write about today. The weather's warming up...which is a welcome
change from last week's dreariness. Ashlyn and I didn't do much today...we
stayed home (as we've been doing for the last couple of weeks). I feel
like such a hermit. hehehe
I enjoy it though...it's relaxing for me. I think one of the biggest
reasons for staying home recently is that it alleviates stress associated
with taking Ashlyn out. She continues to behave unruly. I don't know
what it is, but I like to call it the "Helen Keller Craze".
Have you ever seen the 1962 movie - "The Miracle Worker" (starring
Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft)? There's a part in the beginning of the
movie where Helen Keller goes around the dinner table wildly grabbing
food off everyone's plate and grunting. And when Annie Sullivan tries
to discipline Helen, the girl goes berserk. Well, it's kinda like that...
Ashlyn's going through something right now where she turns plain loco
for no apparent reason. She is careless, rough, and destructive. She
falls to the floor, cries, and throws tantrums a lot. I try to understand
her, but she has a really difficult time conveying her thoughts and
feelings. It comes out like gibberish, and then she gets even more impatient
and frustrated. It's such a tough time for her right now.
are times when she's perfectly fine...sweet, fun, pleasant...a semblance
of her old self. But it's not very consistent. More often than not these
days, Aric will ask me, "Did she take a nap?...Why is she being
like that?" *shrug* Beats the hell outta me.
a brighter note, Ashlyn was a very good girl today. It gives me hope.
Aric, Ashlyn, and I checked out the new IKEA that opened up in Costa
Mesa. We had dinner there and shopped. The new IKEA is HUGE!...it's
twice the size of the old Tustin Marketplace IKEA (about 310,000 sq
ft)! We didn't buy much...we just wanted to take a looksee.
recorded "Fame" for me tonight, and I watched it as soon as
we got back. I was really surprised by the elimination - Lauren Hildebrandt
and Gary Adams. =O
After last week's performance, I thought that Raymond Lee would be booted
for sure. Not that he sucks...it just wasn't a strong performance. However,
he kicked butt tonight! I look forward to next week's. The elimination
process is brutal...I think the remaining 10 are all really talented.
Afterwards, I watched VH-1's "I Love the 80's". I finally
caught the episodes I missed. *YAY!* What can I say?...1980-89 were
some good times. hehehe
late. Going to bed!
Lil' Piggy eating dinner
Ashlyn's pics of the day