Seeing magic for what it is

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Watching Nova tonight, we learned another little tidbit about awesome autism skills.  Magic isn't likely to fool autistic individuals due to the fact that the magician tends to rely on joint attention to pull off tricks.  They use joint attention to distract the audience from their slight of hand!

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Being an ADD girl, writing in spurts and coming back to finish at a later time seems soooo unlikely to happen, that I've never bothered trying.  But I think I may just have to try that.  Life has been so busy lately.  Mostly because I've somehow made it that way.  I need to figure out a new routine for our newly freed-up days.  You'd think there was no way I could feel so busy after saying adios to 3 hours of ABA training each day, and downsizing to just 1 child from 8 am to 1:45 pm.  But it's oddly possible.



I dreamed that having Kekito in school everyday would leave me with wild amounts of time to blog, paint, read, you name it!  But instead I find myself chasing the elusively "spic and span 100% of the time" house.  Of course it still doesn't exactly happen; so maybe I need to try setting some ground rules to keep me sane when I get into a cleaning flurry.  Whatever it is I am doing, I seem to focus on it fully, and all else ceases to exist. :(  Currently, the house is my obsession.

In hopes of changing all this gunk, I decided to start ADD medication.  I asked the Dr. for Adderall because I know my body, and I know that I need a stimulant.  He said yes, but came back in the room saying the pharmacy was out, so he'd try Strattera.  I was pretty sure that was one that was not a stimulant...  So I asked him, "Is it the same medication as Adderall?"  Apparently that wasn't specific enough of a question (my bad...), because he answered, "Yes, basically the exact same thing".  Not the case.  It's not at all the same type of medicine. 


So no help there, Just feeling sleepy; among other undesirable effects.  But at least I tried it, and I can tell the Dr. next week, that this is just not going to happen.  I'd rather be swimming in ADD brain than be on this medicine....
Hopefully a month from now I'll find myself happily balancing the things on my mind.