Mimi’s boyfriend has been staying over during the week. You know, Tommy. I’ve brought him up a few times. As if having[1. Yes, having. I haven’t a choice to not.] to do his laundry wasn’t enough, I’m having to see him everyday and practically anytime I’m home.
Is it just me, or do most people in healthy relationships have time alone, too? When I’m in significant relationships, I get annoyed if I spend more than forty hours a week with my boyfriend. I like my alone time. It’s good to be alone sometimes, you know?
I guess what I’m trying to say is, Aren’t they going to get tired of each other?!
She has completely changed. I think that she is one of those people who want a man who is high class, because she likes to do high-class things.
The money thing is really bad, too.
She’ll go to the store to buy a pair of boots – new, from Shepler’s – but she will tell me she cannot buy frozen vegetables rather than canned because she doesn’t have the money[2. I prefer frozen vegetables over canned because they are healthier and fresher, and don’t taste like metal.].
Those are just a few things.
My mom brought up an interesting point last night: When Mama Lois was alive and well and lived with us, Mimi would not allow her to rake up the backyard and the front yard. And that was a fight. Literally everyday. -.-
Now? Now Tommy mows the yard (instead of letting the horses and/or dumb, miniature donkeys graze it down). That would be cheaper and use less energy, methinks.
My mom went with me to the doctor today. I found out a few things about myself I didn’t know before.
I was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome when I was young and going to a doctor who was running tests and working on treating me with Asperger’s Syndrome. My mom told me this on the way to the doctor[3. Much better than Mimi going with me! However, Mimi did argue with my mom that she was going to take me so she could discuss with the doctor these … “anxiety problems”. Read the full entry?].
Everything makes sense now. Really.
All of the problems I have with eye contact… That is part of AS.
It’s really … hard for me to understand. I live in a world where syndromes and disorders are mocked – cartoons, in school, by bullies, by ignorant and careless persons, everywhere – and I never laughed. It’s just not funny. And today, at 3:30 pm, I found out that I am one of “those people” my classmates made fun of in high school.
But I’m not serious; I do not possess serious symptoms – just minor ones that should be taken seriously.
For example, if I am a lot of questions, I quickly become defensive because I feel like I am being interrogated, and I will freak out and get nervous. Tourette’s Syndrome then takes over with that.
I also have a problem with stuttering. It’s not because I am nervous, I just can’t get my thoughts out.
I’ve researched those two things the most within the past three years, and I am so glad to know that I have been diagnosed (or at least close to being diagnosed) with those things.
It’s better than not knowing.
I think AS is also related to my usages of “whilst”, “shall”, “swell” and a few “old-English” words. I’m always marked down for using those kinds of words, but in all honestly, I do not see/understand why. It’s proper English, even if it is old.
I don’t really expect much of a lecture or anything about this matter. I don’t want one, so please spare me your medical explanation of the whole thing.
On another note, my mom is going to switch me to Debra. She does not like doctor, either.
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Even in a committed relationship, and even married life, you need time alone. My parents, who have been married for over 20 years, take time to be alone. But if Mimi (your grandmother?) and her boyfriend don’t live together, who knows?
I’d actually be okay with buying the boots, as a one nice thing that you save up for. But out of the blue… probably not okay. Those boots look really nice though.
Both Tourette’s and Aspergers Syndrome are disorders that can be well-coped with. I know a person with Aspergers Syndrome, and while he as a few rough edges socially, I wouldn’t have known if I wasn’t told. Just keep at it, and you’ll be awesome. Actually, it might even make you an even more awesome teacher because you’d know how to work with kids who aren’t as fluent as the average kid.
Also, you’re 20. Your grandmother should not be going to the doctor’s office with you. If I were a doctor, I’d suspect that not all information that I was told was true if that were the case.