Monday, September 14, 2009


I won't lie, I am a bit lonely here in Alabama. I like it here, it is so beautiful and green and people are so friendly that as an ex-westerner it constantly surprises me. But I haven't made any friends. My neighbors all work, and I miss living on base. Church has somehow become nearly intolerable for Monkey, and by the end of the first meeting he is so agitated I would gladly chew through my own leg to get out of there. Who knows what the problem is, the lights? the upholstery? the sound of that many people breathing? Autism is a mystery that likes to kick you in the gut with it's poor verbal skills. But this loneliness is not all bad, because I am getting so much done. I am working on building an island in my kitchen. I'm sewing a quilt. And I finally recovered my dining room chairs, which were truly disgusting. The original cream upholstery was beautiful but sure did not last long. Last week Monkey bled all over several of the chairs, and that was the last straw.

I'm kind of embarrassed at how easy recovering the chairs was. I should have done it a year ago.


Stitch-n-Snitch said...

The upholstery looks great!

Sorry Monkey is living up to his nickname, especially when it comes to Church. We have a profoundly autistic boy in our ward who is able to stay "entertained" (for lack of a better word) for all of Sacrament Meeting with his iPod and books on CD. Have you tried something like that??

Kara said...

The chair is amazing. I hope your transition gets better.

Natalie said...

Okay... You need to walk me through that! Mine are cream and used to be beautiful also. How did you pop the seat off? I should have done it before you left! We will have to come visit you! I would love to see your new house. Brian told me the other day we should hear next month where we are moving to. I'll keep you posted. As much as I love you...I hope it's not Maxwell! The chairs turned out great.