It was mid-March and that meant Spring break for all the school kids and staff. Since substitutes aides weren’t needed, I was on break too for a week. I had a heap more idle time and that can be a problem for someone living on the spectrum. It threw off my routine, no fit schedule, and sitting idle is so hard to do.
Part of my strategic plan to fill up my idle time was tennis dates with just me, my racket and ball against the practice wall on a college campus. I’d walk some laps too. These “solo” activities satisfied my craving for “alone” time but I had to come up with other tasks since I could only hit the wall for so long. I like tennis but not hours worth.
What else I found to do borders on obsession but oh, well. It was organizing my stuff and I went overboard again.
I bought a few space saving items at the “Everything is a $1.00” store. Some of those items I bought, well, I’d go back to the store to get another one or something similar. Thus, I ended up with more space saving items than I had to fill them with. That’s my autism talking. If I like something, no matter what it is, I’ll go overboard with it. For instance, the store also sells eight packs of pretzels in one bag. I bought six bags before the end of Spring break when two would have sufficed.
After having one too many space saving items, I was willing to call it a day on my “org” activities. I missed organizing because I find it a calming activity. I wanted to “org” someone else’s stuff but no one in the house took my bait.
If memory serves me right, I “org” my room’s furniture and stuff half a dozen times before I was satisfied. I don’t think I could re-construct my room’s stuff back to what it was before I came down with the “org” bug. My stuff should be “org” enough until at least maybe come summer vacation in June.