Of Therapists and friendly gestures

Today we had our initial booking assessment for counselling for #1 Son.

It’s to assist with his IEP – the psychologist referred us and I would be stupid to refuse the help. In my view anything that helps him handle the world and his place in it is a bonus.

Information will be shared between the counsellor, the school and his Primary Care Physician. Again, this just seems smart and sensible – it limits the risks of triangulation and keeps everyone on the same page.

The counsellor seems lovely, and I hope will be dubbed another Feelings Lady. We start fortnightly sessions on Tuesday from 02 January.

This is a very positive step.

Yesterday I had my nails done again

I’ve switched to a more local salon which is half the cost of the one based in Cambridge.

I’m learning the value of shopping around though, as the wonderful H (from downstairs) and her daughter were still shocked at the $30 price tag attached to these festive lovelies.

So, she has suggested that I go with her in the New Year and we get them done together. And I’m really happy to do that.

Last week I popped down with a pretty hamper of goodies to say thank you and merry Christmas, as I firmly believe in kind gestures (and we all know I really want to make friends here)!

She was shocked speechless but in a good way

Last night she came up with a beautiful plate of hand baked cookies on a “Giving Plate” which we are to in some way inscribe our names on and pass on.

I’ve already scoffed about half the cookies (yes I let the kids help), asked for the recipes and offered knitting lessons in return.

I’m so grateful for the offer of friendship. She seems so nice, we seem to get on well and heck she lives downstairs.

Long may this continue.

Author: Fliss

Wife, mum (of two), yarn-obsessed cat-slave

2 thoughts on “Of Therapists and friendly gestures”

  1. Nathan will undoubtedly benefit from his new ‘feelings’ lady and like you, I hope he will form an attachment to her.
    Yes, this is a big step forward in making a new friend. Go slowly and the friendship will grow- says your mother who always seems to jump in with both feet first!!!!!

  2. I hope your friendship with this lady blossoms. Does she like cats? Maybe she and the Russian lady could share the cat feeding duties, so that you could go away for longer. I am concerned that you will drive all the way to Connecticut but stay for only 24 hours. And poor Dominique was hoping for knitting lessons. There won’t be time, unless… you take the cat with you. Have you considered it after Domi suggested it?

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