Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Sunday Salon
I’ve had a busy week! It’s always nice to have the weekend to rest and rejuvenate and get ready for the week ahead. Thank goodness this upcoming workweek is only three days! I have a new major project at work that I’m eager to get cracking on, though, and my schoolwork is going well. I spent a good part of the weekend editing assignments and working on a new one. I’ve applied for the MS program, so I hope to hear back on whether or not I was accepted before Christmas.
I’ve also started a new project that I’m excited about. I don’t talk about my personal life much on this blog, and maybe only a few of the people who read this (if any) know that I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. I decided to write about my experience with it—fewer women are diagnosed with AS than men, and there are fewer books out there that focus on the female experience with AS. Plus, it seems to be a very popular topic right now in the world of publishing. I am less affected by Asperger’s, but I’m affected enough that sometimes I run into problems, and I’d like to help other women in my position by sharing my story.
I’m currently reading Monica Dickens (great-granddaughter of Charles, in case you were wondering about the name)’s Winds of Heaven, a newer Persephone reprint that reminds me a lot of another Persephone, Dorothy Whipple’s They Were Sisters. It’s the story of a woman in late middle age (who’s treated as though she’s elderly) whose husband leaves her with nothing, so she must live alternately with her three very different daughters. I enjoy Monica Dickens’s books very much; I wish that Persephone would consider reprinting One Pair of Hands, her memoir of being a 1930s debutante who decides to go and find a job as a cook.
How was your week?