Birthdays, Fairs and Festivals

I had so much fun last month which was August. On my birthday I went to Shady Maple with my mother. We had donuts, eggs, bacon and hash browns. The hash browns were delicious and instantly became my favorite at Shady Maple. The custard filled donut was also my favorite too.

After breakfast we went to the Berkshire Mall to pick up some Muppets/Sesame Street/Henson Company products with my birthday money that I got from my dad.I was really excited to find The Muppets Take Manhattan and immediately picked it up when I found it. I also picked up Farscape and Fraggle Rock while I was at FYE, same place where I got the DVD to The Muppets Take Manhattan. The day before my birthday Mr. Kiffer got me the DVD to The Great Muppet Caper on DVD. I was really thrilled seeing it and got to watch it on the same day I got it.

A few days later after my birthday, I went to the Kutztown Fair. I had so much fun there. I had an amazing time. I got to watch a concert, pet some farm animals, and have a mushi apple. The next day I got to eat the mushi apple since I put it in the fridge.

On Saturday, I got to go to the Hamburger Festival in Hamburg, Pennsylvania with my mom and aunt Debbie. I got a pretzel burger, a stick of sliced potatoes and a milkshake. It was so much fun and a wonderful day out. I also got to see a Reba McEntire impersonater. She was really good. I got some tattoos on my left arm and that was fun as well.

I loved my birthday. It was wonderful and I’m so glad that I got to get out there. I also loved going to the Kutztown Fair and Hamburger Festival. Both were wonderful and I hope to get there next year. I hope I get to go to the Hamburger Festival too, most of all, because I loved that so much. I really enjoyed myself when I was there.

A Wonderful Day

Yesterday I went to see The Muppet Movie in movie theaters. I was so excited that I was able to go see my Muppet friends on the big screen! I showered, brushed teeth, got dressed and was ready to go. I watched The Muppets Go to Hollywood yesterday before going to the movie theater to see The Muppet Movie. It was such an exciting day for me yesterday. I loved every minute of watching The Muppet Movie just as much as I did when I watched it with my grandmother and my cousin’s son. I’m so glad that I got to go see it in movie theaters.

I loved the songs, the cinematography and, of course, the Muppets. Mr. and Mrs. Kiffer and I went to see it and it was great. I wasn’t born when the Muppet Movie first came out in 1979 but I really loved it so much. If I could go again, I would. The Muppets are such a comfort to me through my autism journey. If Jim Henson were still alive I’d thank him for bringing me so much comfort through his Muppets.

After we went to see The Muppet Movie in movie theaters, we went to Bojangles. I love the chicken there. I got chicken strips, fries and a biscuit. They were so yummy!!!! They didn’t have any root beer at Bojangles but they did have Sierra Mist, so I got that. I was gonna get the Lipton iced tea but they didn’t have it either, but they had Legendary Iced Tea. I prefer Lipton Iced Tea because that’s what the Muppets drink

The Muppets are and always have been such a comfort to me through my autism journey. Whenever I’m having meltdowns I can always watch the Muppets and they help me feel so much better. They really help me whenever things are overwhelming for me. I’m thankful for not only the Muppets but for Jim Henson as well. He made the Muppets to comfort me and make me feel so much better when I am having meltdowns. I watch the Muppets constantly to keep myself from melting down. That way I could take my mind off of things.

Whenever I hear Kermit the Frog sing “Rainbow Connection,” I start to calm down. And I listen to him sing and play the banjo. When I listen to him sing that song, everything becomes okay again. I am thankful for the Muppet performers that have worked so hard on this movie. I am thankful especially for Jim Henson.

Finally Settled In

It’s been too long. Mom and I are finally settled into our new apartment. We moved on December 9th, 2018. We have a microwave, a TV for the living room, a Roku box so that I can watch The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on August 30th, and two DVD players. I love our new home and I am glad I get to finally live there.

I got some more Muppets and Sesame Street products to add to my Muppets/Sesame Street/Henson Company collection. I have a new craft table to work on my crafting and drawing. I also have some new markers for future Inktobers. I still get to drink some water from my big cup. I am not allowed to eat snacks in my bedroom unless it’s in my new plastic dish because I am a messy person.

I am back to blogging and I will do a new vlog from my new apartment sometime soon. I am looking forward to all the new things I am gonna experience sometime soon, and I will think of new craft projects I can work on in the days to come. I will be blogging until bedtime at my new time, 9pm, Mom wants me to go to bed at that time now, because it’s my new bedtime.

I am also looking forward to new Muppet productions this fall for me to watch on my Samsung Galaxy tablet on KimCartoon, my favorite website for Muppets/Sesame Street and Henson Company productions. My younger brother and his girlfriend moved to Wisconsin so I will be staying overnight in the summertime. My cousin Jaide and her fiancee are now married and will be having a baby in July. And as for me, I went to Ollie’s with my friend and his wife last Tuesday to buy some Muppets/Sesame Street products. I tried to find some Henson Company products at Ollie’s but sadly they weren’t there. I did however get a drawing book.

I also got an gift card from my choir teacher Mimi. I was so excited, because I get to buy myself some Muppets/Sesame Street/Henson Company products!!! I brought thirteen of them, and will soon be getting them in the mail. I love my choir teacher Mimi because she’s so much fun.I hope that this fall I will get another gift card so that I can get some more Muppets/Sesame Street/Henson Company products.

My Mother and I Will Be Moving with My Older Brother

My mother and I will be moving in with my older brother this Friday. She and my stepdad are divorcing which is the reason why. The good news, though, is that I will be taking my Muppets/Sesame Street/Henson Company products along with me. I will not be online the next couple of days because the Internet will not be on at the house I am at, and I will be packing up my things for the move.

Happy 49th Birthday, Sesame Street!!!

Today is Sesame Street’s birthday. I have been watching Sesame Street all day today to celebrate. I am glad that I did that this year, and last year I didn’t do that. Anyway I’m glad to celebrate the 49th year that Sesame Street is on the air. As an autistic adult, I have enjoyed this TV show for many years. I am a late bloomer when it comes to Sesame Street, though. I was born in 1987, which is a few years before Jim Henson passed away.

I want to be a collector of Sesame Street books, DVDs and paraphernalia. I’m glad that I own a couple of Sesame Street DVDs. I watch them daily nowadays so that I don’t have any meltdowns and feel overstimulated. As an autistic adult, I enjoy watching the DVDs, and watching Sesame Street and its DVDs bring me so much comfort. I love watching them because they give me a sense of comfort that nobody else can. I love Sesame Street so much because it also gives me so much comfort.

I am thankful that the late Jim Henson gave us Sesame Street. I’m thankful for Sesame Street because it gives me a sense of comfort that nobody else can. I buy Sesame Street products with my SSI money. I get the DVDs and women’s apparel. I also get their stuffies. And I do some amazing artwork that’s Sesame Street related. I am looking forward to the rest of this year and the year 2019, because I will be getting more Sesame products for Christmas, and I will be getting Sesame products in 2019 as well. I’m especially excited about getting the Sesame Street pajama pants that I have asked for for Christmas this year.

I love all of the Sesame Street Muppets, but I especially love both Big Bird and Ernie. Big Bird was once played by Carroll Spinney, and Matt Vogel is his new performer. Matt Vogel also performs the Count and Mr. Johnson. Ernie was originally played by Jim Henson, then Steve Whitmire and Billy Barkhurst performed Ernie after that. Peter Linz performs Ernie now, and I really love Peter as Ernie. He does a great job with the part and I am so glad that this year I finally get to watch him perform Ernie on my iPod Touch.

I love Ernie because he’s so funny, kind and believes in the power of imagination. I love when he does things to tick Bert off, and it makes me laugh because he’s the funniest Sesame Street Muppet there is. I love Bert and Ernie both because they make me laugh. They bring me so much comfort through my autism journey, and I really love that and I love that they give me so much comic relief from the sad stories of autistic/disabled people being killed by caregivers. I love that they bring me both comfort through the meltdowns that I have and the comic relief from all the ableism and the prejudice against us autistic/disabled people.

When I’m upset, agitated, tired or close to having a meltdown, I watch Sesame Street to give me comfort. I love all of the Sesame Street Muppets because they are my friends. I sing along with them, laugh with them, cry with them, and have fun with them. I love responding back to them when they talk to me through my TV and iPod Touch screens. I am also looking forward to watching the new documentary called “Street Gang”

Thank you, Sesame Street, for being such a comfort to me in my autism journey. I am glad to be a fan of Sesame Street. Here’s to 49 more years of laughter, love and all-around awesomeness.

Finding Comfort in the Muppets as an Autistic Adult

As an autistic adult, I have special interests. One of them is the Muppets, and the other two are the Jim Henson Company productions, and Sesame Street. I love all three of these and they mean so much to me. They have been such a comfort to me through the years.

Anyway, I love the Muppets and Sesame Street a lot. They have given me such a comfort that nobody else could give me. The Muppets and the Sesame Street Muppets are my friends, and I love when they make me laugh. They help me through my meltdowns. They are such a comfort to me, and I wanna thank Jim Henson for creating them so that I can be comforted through my autism journey. I love them a lot, and they love me, too.

My favorite Sesame Street character is Ernie, now that Peter Linz is performing him. I love Ernie so much because he is so funny, so kind and so imaginative. I love the songs that he sings by himself, but mostly I love the song called “Up Goes the Castle”. Every time I hear that song I cry happy tears, because of Ernie’s belief in the power of imagination. I love the fact that Ernie can imagine anything, anything in his own way. And it makes me laugh how his friend Bert is annoyed by him!

I will be getting some more Sesame Street and Muppet products for Christmas this year. I am so excited about getting the Electric Mayhem hoodie sweater for Christmas, as well as the Muppet Christmas heads sweater. I also can’t wait until I get some more Muppet and Sesame Street DVDs and plushes. I’m thinking about having Mr Kiffer get me the Pepe the King Prawn book I want called “It’s Hard Out Here for a Shrimp.”

My favorite Muppet is Walter. I’m in love with him. My love for him is as deep as an ocean. I can relate to him so much as an autistic adult. I feel so much like him, because I feel as though the world wasn’t really meant for me. People treat me like I’m less than or othered, and that’s not right. I’m waiting for my moment to show the world who I am. I know that I’m different, and because of the ableistic bigotry, I find it frustrating. Sometimes I wonder if I’m a Muppet.

I love how the Muppets either talk or sing to you through the screen, as well as the Sesame Street Muppets. I always answer back to them when they talk to me through the screen. I love doing that, and it’s a lot of fun doing that. I love watching Muppet movies and drawing pictures of all of the Muppets, which is fun too. I am thrilled that I get to enjoy everything Muppet-related and Henson Company related and Sesame Street related. I love the Muppets, Sesame Street and Henson Company puppets because they bring so much comfort to me. I watch Sesame Street all day and all night every day except for Fridays. And I watch Fraggle Rock every Fridays, and most of the time I watch the Henson Company productions every day.

I think that I am a Muppet. Maybe an honorary Muppet too. 🙂

Happy Fall!

Happy fall! Choir has started for the year and I am so excited. I get to learn new songs and play new games in choir. I’m very excited and looking forward to the new choir year. It will be a blast. I also can’t wait until the cool temperatures start again tomorrow.

I had a great summer. I got Erik Forrest Jackson’s Muppet Phantom of the Opera book. I went to Maryland for my birthday and ate the crab cake sandwich which is my favorite sandwich from Bull on the Beach – one of my favorite restaurants. I also got to eat crabs at Phillips. They were so yummy. I also got an audio message from my favorite Muppet named Walter. I was so excited about getting the audio message from my favorite Muppet. Thank you again Peter Linz for bringing out Walter in the summertime and allowing him to send me an audio message!

My Penn State football friends are playing again this year. I love watching them beat Michigan because that’s one of my favorite games they play. I enjoy watching them every Saturday and now every Friday, too. I will be watching their White-Out game this coming Saturday.

I got a whole stack of Sesame Street books from my friends Harriet and Tony from at church last month. And for my birthday I got the Miss Piggy book called The Diva Code from Mr. Kiffer. I am so excited that I got these things. I know I haven’t posted any blogs in a long time but I will still write some blogs. I’m gonna keep doing it for sure this time.

Yesterday I had four meltdowns but I am okay today. I am looking forward to Inktober next month. I can’t wait to draw with my pen and markers.I will do Inktober for all 31 days this time, unlike what I did last year. I only did it for a few days. I just haven’t gotten around to doing it for 31 days like I wanted but that’s okay.

My autistic son was Baker Acted the first day of middle school.

Reflections on Faith, Family Life and Unexpected Circumstances

I was stuck in the high school car loop picking up my oldest when I got a call from the middle school guidance counselor: please come immediately to help with my son.

I sent my husband, and as I was pulling into my driveway to drop off my daughters, received a cryptic text from my husband: “Call me now. He’s being baker acted.”


My 12 year old son has a sweetness to him, despite his preteen reluctance to shower and anxiety in crowds. He thrives on routine and consistency; clear expectations and quiet.

We knew middle school would be hard. Even elementary school wasn’t easy for him, but we had a great team of people who knew and loved him. We had developed an effective IEP and communicated it at a “roll up meeting” with both his current elementary school team and the middle school guidance counselor.

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Thank You, Jim Henson

May 16, 1990 was the year Jim Henson passed away. I was only three years old that springtime. I didn’t understand death back then. But years later when I was on a message board I understood his death. I watched a clip from The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson one day when I was on a computer at my grandmother’s old house. I watched carefully and closely. He did pass away. I was shocked and saddened.

As an autistic adult, Sesame Street and other Muppet productions have given me so much comfort through my meltdowns. I can watch these two when I am scared, agitated, anxious, upset, tired or worried. I have always liked these shows because they have taught me so much. The Muppets and Sesame Street taught me to be kind and have compassion towards others. They also taught me to be a friend and not a bully. They also taught me to be respectful to everybody and not hurt anybody’s feelings. They also taught me to use humor in a kind and gentle way rather than use it to hurt other people’s feelings. That’s what Jim Henson taught us, too. And that’s why I’m a big fan of the Muppets and Sesame Street.

When I was a little girl I used to have some Sesame Street videocassettes, long before anybody heard of a DVD. I loved them so much. Sing-Along Earth Songs and Big Bird Sings were two of my favorites. I’d watch them over and over again. One year that I got my eyes operated on from the menengitis I had, I got a balloon with the Sesame Street Muppets that said “Get Well Soon” on it. I loved it so much. Sadly a few years later it was deflated.

The Muppets and Sesame Street also taught me to use my imagination, something Jim Henson taught me through his productions. He also taught me creativity. I loved making all the crafts and drawing pictures and building puppets and making plush toys. When I was a kid I loved making a stuffed snake. I made it when I was in kindergarten and carried it with me everywhere I went, long before I had my Sesame Street plushes.

I also loved listening to Jim Henson sing Up Goes the Castle on a Sesame Street audiocassette I once had. Up Goes the Castle always makes me cry, because of Ernie’s power of imagination. It always gets me choked up every time, because it reminds me of Jim Henson. I also loved listening to Jim sing on the Sesame Street Sing-Alongs audiotape. I used to have it too and I listened to it in the summer of 1994. All the songs were my favorite, especially the ones that Jim sang.

Thank you, Jim Henson. As an autistic adult, I just wanted to thank you for comforting me through my meltdowns with the Muppets and my Sesame Street friends. Thank you so much for the laughs, smiles and tears. I miss you everyday more than anybody can possibly say.