“WATCH IT, WATCH IT!”
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER FOR AUTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS®
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.
Hey hey hey, we’re back! It’s been almost exactly one whole year since our last installment of our ‘monthly’ newsletter. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to return to some routines from this time last year. Although it’s a little late for new year’s resolutions, I’m resolving on monthly newsletters for the remainder of 2021.
If the last year has taught me anything, it is the value of community (and the technology that connects us!). We are so grateful for all of you. Let’s start by catching up and looking back over the last 12 months:
SINCE LAST TIME
Social distancing created all sorts of adjustments and new routines, but water days were thankfully still on the agenda for 2020. ‘Pool day’ season can start as early as March and keeps Jess busy busy busy with her favorite pastime. As I mentioned in a recent Q&A on YouTube, Jess loves water, and ‘pool days’ are her favorite.
Grocery deliveries by #baddaddy, remote cooking with Nonnie, Easter egg decorating, shredding and practicing independence skills kept us busy in April.
Masks. The new normal. And Jess has some creative ways of wearing masks, but after some practice we felt comfortable enough to finally make some community outings .
Endless water days and a trip to the ER. Headaches and high blood pressure unfortunately meant a trip to the ER for Jessica to put this worrying mama’s heart at ease. Fortunately we also had lots of fun with water days, including this one.
Busy, busy, busy, honey! Jess helped Hannah make doodads (recipe), puppy news and tubing adventures!
August was all about Zoe: Welcome Zoe the wonder poodle pup. We were thrilled with how quickly Jess and Zoe adapted to each other.
I put my nursing skills to good use in September when we found out Jess had shingles and my dear Hannah recovered from her neck surgery.
We’re so glad for our #goodones, though we had to explain to some that when it comes to Jess’ hair, it’s “her hair, her rules“
We were thankful for a good visit with my son, Madison, and his wife over Thanksgiving. In between meal prep and eating, I paused to reflect on 30 things I’m grateful for.
Hannah and I challenged ourselves to vlogmas… If you missed them or would like to rewatch some of your favorites, check them out on our vlogmas YouTube playlist.
No recap is complete without mentioning “PO Days“. A sincere thank you to all our followers. Whether on Granddad and Nonnie’s porch or on our couch, Thursdays have become a highlight of the week for Jess.
An impromptu trip to DisneyWorld! And that definitely perked my Bessie up. Check out our Walt Disney World Fun -2021 on YouTube. Which one is your favorite?
HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP
What’s the Deal
Water days (hopefully!)
We tackle Jess’ growing card collection storage problem
Stay tuned…a countdown begins.
DO WE HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL?
WHAT DOES JESSICA SEE?
HAS JESS ALWAYS TALKED?
WHY DID WE START CLUB CRISPY?
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
- MAR 8 – International Women’s Day
- MAR 10 – Organize your Home Office Day
- MAR 13 – National Day of Unplugging
- MAR 14 – Spring Forward, Daylight Savings Time begins
- MAR 14– UK Mother’s Day
- MAR 17 – St Patrick’s Day
- MAR 20 – March Equinox
- MAR 20 – International Day of Happiness
- MAR 22 – World Water Day
- MAR 23 – National Puppy Day
- MAR 25 – Granddad’s Birthday
- MAR 29 – Val’s Birthday
- MAR 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility
- APR 02 – World Autism Awareness 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.
If you like what we are doing at Autistic Interpretations and would like to help us continue to make videos, please check out https://autisticinterpretations.com/join-club-crispy/.
Im amazed at how well Jess is up to doing thing going places and uses her manners. Yes ma’am, no ma’am, thank you etc..
Hey Hey Hey ?Yep Yep Yep? Zoë, you just don’t need it! ? Brand New Pooch ? We’re in serious business ? Will that make your bessie happy ? I barely have enough ? Mom, may I pat you? ? I’m going to make you eat 40,60 to 80 pizzas ? ? WE LOVE YOU JESS & FAMILY ♥️♥️
Thank you! You’ve got a pretty good recap right there in your comment too! ?❤️
Val, I love this newsletter! It’s a fabulous recap of the year. I hope everybody takes time to click on the links and see all of the things you’ve highlighted that Jess did during COVID. I’ve seen all of them and still enjoyed the trip backward.
Thank you, Nonnie!!
Val,Jess and the rest of the family are such a bright light to my day. Love the interaction and love between ya’ll. Keep on doing what you are doing and thanks for sharing. Hugs to all of you.
I love watching your Bideos lol I love watching Jess get excited, I love watching Jess play fight with Bad Daddy lol.
I follow and watch you and Jess I am glad she has you!
Thank you, Alice!