It’s been a few days since my last post. It’s been busy around the house. Kathy came over on Saturday and took Alicia out. She said they had a great time. Alicia will miss Kathy for the next 2 weeks since she’ll be on vacation. We’ll try to go horseback riding on the next 2 Wednesdays instead.
Alicia has been talking a little more, telling us what she wants and what she doesn’t want. She has also been doing more things on her own. She go up the other morning and did her nails (only got a little nail polish on things that shouldn’t, including her face). I cleaned her up a little, not wanting it to get into her eyes.
She has been coloring and drawing more. She has also been picking out books more from the bookcases. And she has been doing puzzles more. But I have noticed something. She is becoming more dissatisfied more staying at one task. Her concentration on a task is limited. She then wants to jump to do something else and then something else. Otherwise she gets extremely frustrated and cries. She becomes more anxious, anxiety level increases.
I’ve been trying to follow her and keep an eye on her so that I can see this and help her move on to another task. Some things she likes to do by herself. Other things she likes others to work with her.
We visited my Mom yesterday. Alicia was laughing continuously which meant she was uneasy being there. I guess it has been a while since we visited Mom at her house. New things appear to make Alicia anxious.
Well, today I plan to mow the lawn and take a trip to Home Depot as well as going to the grocery store. Mom gave us all the leftovers from yesterday, so we have dinner.
I started looking at how to scan / import / manage my photography library. It seems that I can do it all from within Picasa2. However it will take a considerable amount of time to do this. Scanning takes the most time. But then you have to do the cleanup of the images which doesn’t take a lot of time. Then you need to do the “export as a web page” for the photos you want in each album. And then you had to ftp to WordPress to help manage. It’s a heck of a task, but I’m starting. I really want to get whatever photos we have of Kelly ready for her wedding in August. Once I get all the photos in Picasa, I can make slide show CDs. That should be neat!