I'm the Correct Blanche. Google Profile Request wants me to make absolutely sure.
*Synopsis: Farm/ranch dwelling, neoplatonic LHP cultic, pro-gun feminist child of concentration camp survivors and parent of two adult daughters, one of whom is permanently disabled by Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism.*
I help raise goats, rabbits, geese, ducks, and chickens. I live rural. I do things like plumbing, waste management, animal midwifery, sweeping the pasture after midnight with a flashlight when the howling gets loud, and pulling two inch thick sheets of ice off stock tanks. I'm having a lot more fun this way.
* Sometimes I create entries tagged #autismuniverse. Some of these entries are sad or maudlin. This is NOT me fishing for sympathy. "Aww honey" comments will piss me off, be ignored and possibly even ditched. When I write those, what I am doing is showing the mental state of a parent with a very challenging autistic child. This is a form of advocacy - when you see some young person, child or adult, acting out in public, and you see the parent reacting "not how I would handle it harrumph" you just have to deal with it. It's stressful and changes the things a parent would normally give a shit about. If it looks like things in public are getting difficult for that parent, a simple "Is there anything I can do to help?" goes a long way. And respect if the parent says "No, I've got it."
In general I hate "OH NOES". "GOSH I'M PROUD OF YOU" or "AWW HUGGGS!!!" type feedback. Saying "Well, that really sucked!" or "I like how you handled etc" won't piss me off. I'm a grownup. I'm middle aged. I'm not here for your approval, sympathy or fishing for validation. I'm here because it's fun and sometimes I like the vent space. If you don't know me personally, or haven't been in touch with me for years, don't treat me like I'm in your huggin' space.
*If I post a link, it's for reference or because I think some of y'all might like it. It's not about hinting that something's wrong. If something's wrong and I want to ask about advice, I will.