Monday, 26 July 2010

Out of Town...

I took Steven to the Out of Town Day Centre today, he was very loud while driving there and I felt YUK (with lack of sleep and worry of the unknown), but we had a good run and took us about 25 minutes.

I stayed with him, he fed the pigs, well tried too, instead of throwing the sliced apples in the pen he dropped them in. Which meant after the pigs found the food, they ended up with the rest of the apple slices on their backs (as Steven kept dropping them in). They looked quite funny walking around with sliced apples on them, lol... he also helped water the vegetable garden with help from Cheryl and Justin...

Steven had his packed lunch while we were there and ate it very nicely, OK was a bit loud, but that was not a bad thing as they could see or should I say hear him like he usually is...

He also painted a garden gnome boots black, then Cheryl asked him what colour the coat was going to be, Steven chose red, but he then painted the whole of the face red, so the gnome is looking rather sun burnt, lol...

I'm taking Steven back again on Friday, where I'm to meet Michael who might work with Steven (or it could be Justin, who we saw today). Cheryl will assess things over the next few weeks to see which person she feels would be best to work with Steven, in other words, get the best out of Steven...

I do feel a little more relaxed with Steven going there, but it's early days. I still have the meeting here tomorrow morning with the social worker and the other agencies that might be working with Steven on other days of the week. Also am hoping the new social will be coming, the one that is taking over from the one we've been working with the past 18 month.

As I type this, Steven is lounging on the settee with his feet on he's dad's lap chilling, I think the fresh air and the little bit of work he did has worn him out, so I'm hoping for a good nights sleep from him.

well I can always dream, can't I...

10 comments:

Carole said...

Yum! Pork with apple slices!!! Lovely combination!

I am so glad that you, and Steven, had a good time at the new centre, and that you are feeling a bit better about the future.

I hope your meeting goes well tomorrow, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you get a good nights sleep!

Hugs - Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

LOL carole, thanks...xx

SusieJ said...

How heartless Carole - poor pigs!lol
Fingers crossed for a good night's sleep Maria - sounds like a lovely place for Steven.
Sparkles for your meeting tomorrow.
Hugs,
Sue xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

HAHAHA sue, thanks...xx

Crafting to stay sane! said...

So glad all went well tody for Steven! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!
hugs and sparkles
Alyson x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alyson, I hope all is well with you and your family...xx

DGgirl said...

Hi Maria

Glad to hear that all went well yesterday. Fingers crossed for your meeting today sweet. Let me know how it goes!

Sparkles to keeo you going.************************

Gillx

jan said...

well done Steven with the pigs, hope you got some pix Maria?, thinking of you with the meeting today, and for Steven's future. Sounds a lovely place to me........Jan xx

Susan said...

Hope you managed to get a good night's sleep.
Painting the gnome and feeding pigs sounds like good fun to me :)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gill, jan and susan...xx