Check In: Day 182


Time is now flying! It seemed to drag for months but the other day I felt that pressure to get everything done at once that I haven’t felt in almost half a year. It was really disconcerting and uncomfortable. It was not a good feeling. I need to re-evaluate how things are going to be. I think I need a balance between doing minimal and the 100% all out I was feeling the other day.

This is the spreadsheet for my son’s college search. It has finally hit him that this is real and is freaking him out a bit. I am trying my best to get him organized this year. With his autism he struggles with Executive Organizational skills. I am working on everything this year to give him the best chance of success in college. We are working on using timers, calendars, sticky notes, and to do lists to keep things from getting forgotten and disorganized.

This is what a large part of my school year will be spent doing. We cannot volunteer at the schools or anywhere yet so that will help some. He had his first day of school and of his 6 teachers he has had four before so they know him and he knows them. The other 2 are teachers he knows from different places. His AP Comparative Government teacher was his driving instructor and his AP Literature class teacher is the librarian at the school and that is one of his favorite places to go. We have a feeling this will be a good year. Fingers crossed.

So, how are things with you? My daughter has had a bunch of anxiety after reading that the United States is in a Covid-19 spiral. Meaning that as one area begins to clear up another area will become infected and this is projected to continue as people feel safer after Covid numbers start to go down in their area so they feel better about going out, gathering in groups, or eating in restaurants and within a few months the numbers will start to rise in those areas again as the other hot spots die down. She just wants this to end. It will but it is just getting her through this time.

Anyone else dealing with anxiety?

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Pamela Beverly says:

    Not anxiety but anger over people who won’t do what needs to be done to reduce the spread of this virus.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! I so understand that one!

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  2. pujakins says:

    These are stressful times to the max for everyone, and it will probably continue for a while. Wishing it would go away only makes it feel worse, I fear, alas. Comfort food is helpful as long as we don’t overindulge, eh? I’m about to go fix some now from my leftovers,the perfect thing to have.Wishing you well, my internet fellow recipe maven, Tasha

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! You are correct. Indulgence is okay but not to excess.

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  3. RobbyeFaye says:

    Yes, and I agree that a lot is brought on by people not doing what needs to be done.
    It looks like you have a great plan mapped out. I wish I was so organized!! I’ve never been organized except when working.
    Blessings~πŸ’–

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I live with two people who have serious problems with Executive Planning skills so I am the one it all comes down to. It would be herding cats here if I were not organized. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Carol anne says:

    I’m dealing with some serious levels of anxiety here, not all covid related, some is related to mental health stuff like ptsd, dissociative disorder etc. But its nuts. It sounds like your being kept busy though! I hope your sons college search goes well and I hope your daughters anxiety lessens soon! xoxo

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I think Covid 19 exacerbates all of the anxiety issues. She is anxious of climate change, people not wearing masks, end of the world type issues. That is quite a bit to shoulder during this time.

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      1. Carol anne says:

        It’s certainly is. How old is she?

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          19. Right in the middle of college and has to take a break so it is tough. She is home with us but wants to be out. I get it. She is getting older. Tough for anyone.

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          1. Carol anne says:

            Yep. Very tough πŸ’Ÿ

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