When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..

Having Autism really gets in the way of having a positive outlook on life. 

Our brains are hardwired into a plan, and when that ‘plan’ falls apart, as it is want to do in life. We do not cope very well. Nothing is permanent, everything changes, and even the best laid plans…

autistic people have no other choice than to make plans….

AS our brains are wired differently, for some of us, survival is dependent on these plans.

I plan most things in my mind, this enables me to deal with my hectic life. This morning, my plan was to get up early for my ASDA delivery, that’s Walmart to my fellow Americans

As I rarely leave the house, my plans are quite important, and in order for myself and my teenage son to survive, we need food. 

Then I was going to do all of my baking, and enjoy the rest of my day. 

however, unbeknown to me, a huge inbound life lemon was hurtling its way towards me.

My life lemon was in the form of an ASDA delivery van, containing my weekly shop. 

Try not to forget that I am waiting for this food, so that I can prepare lunch, feed the dogs and guinea pigs, and a very very hungry teenage boy, who can eat two tatties more than a pig, as my old grandad used to say.

There are two options now, says the nice lady on the telephone, either cancel the order or come for it, and you have to decide right now. 

Because my brain is wired differently, I am still stuck in my plan, where my shopping arrives and I don’t have to make any kind of on the spot decisions right now. 

Luckily the lovely lady on the telephone, took the time to work with me at my pace, and we came to a resolution. In all of the panic at my failing plan, I completely forgot I had a daughter, who has a car, and she can pick it up for me. 

When life throws lemons at you look at them, analyse them, think about what you can do with these lemons, lemonade is one beautiful way, but as there were no lemons in my delivery, I shall make good old English scones, and continue with the great British tradition, and  invite you all around for fresh scones and tea on the lawn.

kettle has just boiled love Betty x


Author: thejointatthetopofthegarden

Hi, my name is Betty Boop (names may have been changed to avoid prosecution . I’m a 50 year grandmother of 4 little beauties and I’m a bit nuts.

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