Adventures With Autism and Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

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Welcome to Twitter: Now With Hatespeech!

First of all, please forgive my long absence from blogging. I’ve been very distracted lately. I’m here now, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to catch you up on something that happened to me at the end of September.

The back story would be far too complicated and long to put here, plus, it identifies me quite a bit. This blog is semi-anonymous, after all (I say semi, as people who know me do come here). I’ve done this mostly because of my husband and his work. He doesn’t like personal stuff put out there too much, so I keep his name and mine hidden to accomplish that goal.

ANYway, I’ll give you the “nutshell” version of the back story: there’s a person I used to know who is relatively well-known (more so 20 years ago, but, still…). A fan/groupie/minion of this person (from here on referred to only as “Fangroupieminion”) likes to attack people via Twitter if they happen to say anything about said former friend that she deems inappropriate. And her definition of inappropriate and yours are likely nowhere NEAR the same, believe me.

So, at the end of last month, someone (not me) started a new Twitter account with the express purpose of posting an unflattering (yet 100% honest) video of this “well-known” person. Fangroupieminion decided this fake account was mine and began to attack according to that assumption.

Straight out of the gate, I was called an “Autism lover.” Umm… okay. Loving a child with Autism does not mean I love Autism. Just so we’re clear on that. In fact, I hate… loathe… detest Autism. Such a strange thing to call someone. What the heck? Is that the “(N-word) lover” for this millennium, or what? Besides, even if I was in lust with Autism, that would be between Autism and I. It’s private. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next, she said, “…like the mom of a re re you are.” Okay, getting into dangerous territory there, but refraining a bit.

Then it got worse. A lot worse.
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Said No ASD Parent Ever

One of the Facebook groups I’m in had a “things special needs parents never say” thread. These are the ones I related to most.

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The hate-filled letter from Canada.

I think every parent to a special needs child is (or will be) heartbroken by the words in this letter. And pretty much all of us who have blogs are likely to make a post like this one. It’s one of those things you just have to comment on when you can relate to it.

I’ve decided to make a post comprised of my initial reactions to seeing this letter. First of all, here is the tweet that started the process of this letter going viral. There’s also an image of the letter itself, if you have the stomach for it.

I can imagine if you’ve just read it for the first time, you have a lot of thoughts. Let me share with you the ones I’ve had, in chronological order. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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The real cost of cosmetics

“Story of Cosmetics”

*sigh* And we wonder why our generation has seen such a rise in cancer, and why we’re all having Autistic children. Mmm hmm. Probably because in our great-grandmothers’ generation, they didn’t put all these things on and in their bodies!

“Lots of Stuff” Bread

No yeast, no eggs, no gluten, etc. – surprisingly good. It’s very similar to the bread called “wheat bread,” but obviously, isn’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE: Please read the whole entry before trying it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from this recipe

This makes about two dozen cookies.

My variations are below.

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Baking experimentation

Well, I’m doing some trials this weekend. Pizza crust last night, yeast-free sandwich bread today.

I’ll start sharing recipes once I get them to the point of pride. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pizza was actually quite good, I just want to work a bit on the texture before I share.