Tuesday, October 2, 2012

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

This is a very good site to visit!

The 6th Annual 31 for 21 Challenge. To raise awareness for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!  My youngest daughter has both Down's Syndrome and Autism.  She is almost 29 years old, and doing great.  We've been blessed with very understanding and helping family and friends.  One of the proudest days of my life was watching her walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma.  Even though the Autism made her very shy of crowds, she found it within herself to go up there.

Time to catch up!

Things have been (kind of) busy since last post.  I now have a job that, although it's a contract position now, promises to hire me as staff after the first of the year, so I can finally get insurance benefits at a reasonable price!

I had two interviews with different companies earlier this year, and in both instances it came down to me and one other person.  I ended up coming in second in both, but on the second interview, the lady that talked to me emailed me and asked if I would be willing to work contract until they could hire me.  They definitely had the work, and didn't want to lose me.  It's a little higher pressure than most jobs I've been on, but I'm doing OK handling it.

I also had to have surgery on my left eye for a cataract.  I was trying to put it off till I had benefits, but it got bad enough that I couldn't see anything through that eye.  It wasn't as bad as I thought.  I had been up a lot the night before from nervousness, so when they gave me something to relax me, I closed my eyes and zonked completely!  The doctor said I was snoring through the whole procedure.  I've been very near-sighted my whole life, but the new lens corrects that.  I still have to use reading glasses, but everything turned out wonderfully, considering.