Life in progress



Crikey! is what I said after I texted Alex’s support worker (can’t call them babysitters anymore, since he’s officially an adult) to see if she could come over and “support” him, and she texted me back that she can’t make it because she’s in Australia. To which I promptly replied, “Have fun!” and then ran to my chequebook to see where I put the decimal point on her last cheque.

But the real crux of the matter is finding someone to watch him at all. It used to be that anyone with a minimal amount of ability to use sign language would do, but now that he’s older and more inclined to want to be independent, he requires someone he can communicate his needs to. And there aren’t a lot of people who know sign language.

While I’m sure nothing along the lines of a catastrophe would occur if I left him in the care of someone who knew none of his language, I can imagine it being very frustrating. So why did I even mention a catastrophe? Because Anita made me do it.

Speaking of which, I’m going to need another three words for the letter “D” tomorrow. One per person in the comments, please. And keep it clean. πŸ™‚ If you’re wondering who gave me my three “C” words, click the links under the words “crikey,” “crux,” and “catastrophe.” Thank you!

Here’s my homemade “C” badge to go with my less-than-on-the-up-and-up A to Z post. The red thing is supposed to be a bomb going off. Yeah, I’ll stick to writing.



Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Crikey!

  1. Pingback: Catastrophe, Not real A-Z Challenge – For the Love of

  2. drinks drugs and dancing


  3. First, I LOVE your homemade badges–they’re very artistic and “real”! 2nd, I LOVE the word “Crikey”…because it makes me think of Steve Irwin, who showed me life could be lived with exuberant eagerness everyday (3 words for your “E”-day). I grieved his passing, will miss him forever–but now I know how to live–which is an incredible legacy πŸ™‚


  4. I hope you found someone satisfactory to help you, Linda. How about demarcate.


  5. Great job, Linda! Thanks for the link back.


  6. I absolutely love the word crikey!


  7. Hi. Your Crikey made me think YOU were an Aussie until I finished reading your post. Memarge:)


  8. Diligent


  9. Did you find a babysitter, sorry caregiver? Fun post you always make even a problem sound upbeat. πŸ’œπŸ’œ.
    Here is a D word for you Deft 🌹🌹🌹


  10. Crikey! Haven’t heard that term in years!😁


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