Welcome! I am Val. My adult daughter Jess and I live together and have a loving and fun relationship. We share our daily adventures, travels, struggles, and the strong loving village that surrounds us.
Hard to believe we are already one quarter of the way through 2021. March brought lots of firsts: vaccines, Zoom pizza party with Club Crispy, first YouTube Live, first Facebook Live, Zoe’s first major haircut, and we hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube!
I’m inspired by so many firsts to pick up some healthy habits and that’s exactly what #30DaysOf10 is about. With both doses of vaccines behind us, we are looking forward to resuming routines.
Before we get too far into April, let’s recap the things that kept us busy, busy, busy in March.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED IN MARCH
McD Delivery Days
Jess thrives on routines and over the past year we’ve had to make adjustments to many of them. Instead of sleepovers with my parents (Nonnie and Granddad), they now bring a McDonald’s delivery of hashbrowns and a buttermilk chicken biscuit for Jess once week. Jess, Zoe, and I are equally happy to see them. Soon everyone will have had their two vaccines and weekly sleepovers can return to the agenda!
Jess is testimony to the fact that learning never stops as she continues to make progress on her independence skills. “If you can, you should” is my motto with Jess. On several occasions Jessica practiced her cooking skills this month, including making Mexican Casserole with Hannah as well as “bloney” (bologna) and scrambled eggs. Jess also demonstrated her “one more” crispy making skills.
Post Office Days (PO Days). Hate em (me, sometimes) or love em (Jess, always), we are so grateful for the kindness and generosity of our #goodonesfam. Jess’ genuine enthusiasm and appreciation make it all worthwhile and many of you have also shared your enjoyment at watching these weekly shares. Thank you for your generosity and your interest.
If Jessica had her way, we would do a livestream every day. This month, in addition to our weekly Club Crispy Instragram Lives, we did our first Club Crispy Zoom, and two each of the big YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram lives! We even had BadDaddy join us for some. Jessica very much enjoys interacting with all of you. As Jess will say “Thank you for enjoying [joining] me”.
Soon, ‘water days’ will be back on the agenda. In the meantime, the main hobbies around here are flipping cards, coloring books, and listening to CDs (#dirtygarbagerapcrap and children’s CDs are her favorites). If you haven’t seen Jess rocking out, I highly recommend this Instagram classic. Listening to Disney resort tv, browsing real estate, and of course loving on Zoe are also favorite pastimes.
As for me, I enjoy gardening and have recently started a #shorts feature on our YouTube channel. If you have suggestions for a favorite, please let me know.
HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP
Stay tuned…adventures ahead!!
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
- APRIL – National Autism Awareness Month
- APR 02 – World Autism Awareness Day
- APR 07 – National No Housework Day
- APR 10 – Siblings Day
- APR 14 – National Gardening Day
- APR 17 – National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
- APR 20 – National Look Alike Day
- APR 22 – Earth Day
- APR 23 – National Picnic Day
- APR 24 – National Pool Opening Day
- APR 28 – International Guide Dog Day
- APR 29 – National Shrimp Scampi Day
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for following along in our journey! We enjoy sharing our joyful life with you all, and love knowing all of the various ways our story and videos help others.
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