There is hustle and bustle going on right now: a bit of spring cleaning, reorganizing, and planning. There is also a lot of 'wet' outside, so that will limit some of what we had planned to do, as it's generally not considered wise to use power tools in the rain. Olympia set a rainfall record for March 29 with 1.98 inches, and our year-to-date is 7.79 inches; more than two inches above normal.
Speaking of an increase in numbers, a USA Today article states the CDC released a report that the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the US is up to 1 in 88 children, which is up 78% from 2002. This leaves me, like many other folks, with a lot of questions - number one being: Why? There is also the little matter of funding and coverage for therapies, which is still lacking in spite of the clear and obvious need.
Time to get going on my part of the list of things to do today, but I'll leave you with a little hint of hope for the future :-)
|Raindrops on the Flowering Pear buds|