Exhausted Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Exhausted Thursday
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Thu, 02-27-2014 - 8:13am

Okay, I must be a wimp because I'm exhausted w/ the ski season.  I'm barely working my regular job these days so I have free time. But, the other instructors I know work full time jobs in addition to all the skiing and they don't seem affected.  My instructor sent me a last minute text on Monday night to see if I wanted to go to a Justin Timberlake concert that night. She works more than full time as a prosecutor, her husband is a full time ski instructor so she's basically a single mom during the ski season and she teaches all weekend long. I can't keep up w/ them!

I'm having a bad mom time...again? I was joking w/ a friend at ski clinic on Tuesday night about self absorbed teens. I got home to find that our puppy had been sick, vomitting, diarrhea, etc. My daughter took care of it all, did the wash of towels she used to clean up the mess, etc.  So, I sent a fb message to my friend along the lines of "While I was talking about my self absorbed teen, she was home taking care of puppy, etc."  I sent it from my phone and didn't know my fb page was up on our computer so when she got on, she saw it and was crushed about the self absorbed teen comment. So...I'm in the dog house, so to speak and have no idea how to handle it.  I need a teen handbook!

Anyway, I'm teaching sports conditioning this morning and have some clients.  

Karla, so glad to hear your granddaughter is recovering well!






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 9:10am

Jean, Could you do another post about how wonderful your daughter was with the puppy, and how she is being so responsible and accountable for her actions?  just a thought.  Teenagers are so temperamental.  Arroyo, I agree with Jean...can you get away for one overnight by yourself?  It sounds like you could use a good night of R&R to clear the mind!

 Have to do all tis legal stuff today, along with administrative work junk, and regular work,too.  I am so tired from a late night of dancing. And, I thought I was being sneaky by downloading a "free" book, only to learn that. I am now infected with a virus on my laptop, so. I am spending the better part of the morning trying to eradicate it.  :(. Nothing is "free."  Perhaps I should go to yoga and/or get a massage.  It's been a long week, and it isn't even half over.  I talked to the director of the senior living place, and he expressed concerns over my mom's memory.  I'm such a wimp.  I want to let her make her own decisions to be as independent as possible, but. There is going to be a time when I will have to take over, completely.  :(. :(. C'est la vie.  Make it a great day!

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 9:10am

Jean, I imagine like anything, conditioning is involved.  I would guess those folks have been doing this for years?  That, or your friends do a lot of coke and you don't know it.  Wink  As far as the teen doghouse...  yes, you certainly are.  However, I think this is a great chance to model what to do when you make a thoughtless comment.  Sit her down, apologize to her, tell her it was a thoughtless and ask how you can fix it.  

No training today but I did 40 minutes on the elliptical this morning.  I need to go get my allergy shots and then I'm getting a CT scan of my sinuses.  My client mentioned to me yesterday that pollen levels are sky high right now...  I hadn't noticed so maybe all this injection wizardry is working!  My nose has felt clearer in recent weeks and I haven't used a decongestant spray in a very long time.  I see my allergist next week so I'll find out then about what the CT says.  

I need to pick up kitty insulin and I'm thinking about checking out this place called The Joint on my way home.  It's a concept similar to Massage Envy but there's no appointments.  You pay a membership and you get x amount of appointments with a chiropractor.  Best friend recently joined and loves it.  But like ME, you don't have to join to go.  I've been considering seeing a chiro for my neck/back issues but A) they're so expensive and not covered by my insurance and B) I always feel like they want you to commit to coming a whole bunch.  Best friends says they are not very sales-y at all.  

Tonight, OP is having a work party for his noodle project.  DH is going but I may opt to stay home.  I've been feeling kind of low tolerance lately and I'm thinking that I might need some time at home alone.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 11:27am

Omgosh, such are the days of my life....

Yesterday, I hit 100 miles running for the month of February. I do this app, Nike plus, where you get awards for various milestones and you get a platinum trophy for a 100 mile month. I was excited about getting my reward  but when my trophy popped in, it was silver. I laughed over it but decided to let the customer service people at Nike know so I sat down and wrote them a nice message and didn't think another thing of it.  This morning when I woke up I had a very nice note from the Nikeplus customer service. They thanked me for reporting the silver trophy thing and let me know they'd get it fixed right away. They wanted to recalculate my totals to make sure something wasn't wrong and by the time I had finished my second cup of coffee, my Platinum trophy popped in. lol

So once I finished my coffee, I went to pick up the kids I homeschool. It is 23 degrees out with single digit windchills. On the way home one of the kids says "Karla, I saw a body in a yard back there." I said "What??" She says, "I think I saw a body back there." So I turned the car around and headed back and sure enough, I see what looks like a child laying in a yard with a dog on  leash. I pull into the drive and I yelled out the car window to see if everything is okay and get no reply. So I jumped out and ran over and it was an old woman laying there. She was conscious but couldn't get up by herself.  My nephew and I helped her get up and were helping her into her house when another neighbor pulled up to assist. She refused to let me call anyone but I could tell she was clearly not okay. She seemed confused and weak. I kept insisting I needed to call the police but she was arguing with me. The neighbor said he would take care of things so I went ahead and left. I was so shook up over the whole incident. Sheesh, in my part of the world you just don't find people laying in their yards every day especially when it is so cold out. 

lol so my day has definitely not started out on a typical note. I can't wait to see what is in store for the rest of the day.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 11:29am

Oh Yikes Jean on the self-absorbed comment. Maybe it would be a good time to discuss her attitude and why you are calling her self-absorbed. Maybe she doesn't even realize it. It also might be a good time to discuss the pitfalls of FB and what happens when you post really personal stuff. lol 

Karla
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 12:20pm
Jean, while I agree with the others on having a conversation with her about it, I would also use it as a learning tool that even adults do stupid rash things on FB and how anything you, or she, posts online is seen by all and should always be very thoughtfully done. I know it was never intentional to go on FB to begin with, but I know when my ODD was in high school, we always had ongoing conversations about online activity and how important it is to think and filter before you put things online, even in an email.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 12:28pm
Another busy day, I got tasked with a high level task that has thrown me off a bit, but I know its my chance to step up to the plate so to speak. I have been feeling very "invisible" in my job for a while now, enough so that I have applied for 2 other positions in the agency. This may be my opening... I am having lunch with an old boss and a few current co-workers. DH seems to be back to being human again, apparently he is done being mad at me for the moment. I was actually thinking of doing something while my parents were here visiting over spring break, but my mom called last night and my dad is "being a PITA" and they are not coming now. I'm not sure who is more disappointed, me or the kids. DH is on call this weekend, has a one day training to work the following weekend, and then the weekend after that I believe is his 3 day coaches training coarse for skydiving. By the time that last weekend of March comes, I may very well walk out and take a day/night to myself after 3 straight weekends by myself with the kids. (don't get me wrong, I love my girls, but boy are they a handful!) Anyways, I did some light stretching last night after the chiropractor, but that was it. Hoping to get back to it fully next week.
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Thu, 02-27-2014 - 3:33pm

sorry i have been off the scene for a few days.  I have no kind of fitness news to report, more like lack of fitness lately.  Prepatellar bursitis (and also inside the knee?)  is certainly being a problem for me.  Steps are almost impossible.  I feel so discouraged.  Standing on 2 legs is very difficult and walking continues to be hard also.  the xray was normal which rules out arthritis, so that's good.  I am conservative about treatment I think,  although I will meet with a sports med guy soon I suppose.  But I tend to not want to do an MRI and talk surgery.  My hunch is that I have not torn anything as I am not that athletic.  i have had back issues lately and extreme tightness on that side.  if i lower my head, I feel a rush right down my hamstrings.  I think it is connected, right??  Anyway, I called my PT and hopefully she will call me back soon.  I wonder if i should lay low and wait it out, or really stretch and do some of those ecercises right thru the worst of it............................

Jean, I feel for you.  I would sit her down and apoligize and as others suggested, use it for a "teachable moment" about how easy it is to do the wrong thing with social media/online and the like.  Fresh, that must be so hard with your mom.  I know it is such a difficult thing to deal with the needs of older parents.  GR, and Arryl,  I did go to the chiro for years and then suddenly, I didn't want to go anymore.  I can't explain it.  But I know I found it helpful for sure.Karla, that is indeed a wild story.  Hope she was ok.  Poor lady!  Good for you for helping.Oops gotta run.  Or limp.

Cath

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 4:16pm

Good suggestions. She did see the post complimenting her on what she did, plus I said I couldn't be more proud of her.  Really, the post, as I explained to her, was a follow up on a conversation on how boys were self absorbed in not getting in touch (her son went to Australia and hasn't been in touch and my son is similar) and that girls aren't as much like that but take their own problems so seriously, not realizing how lucky they are.  I told her my message to my friend was more about how wrong I was about her.  Teens are self absorbed. They don't realize it until later.  I apologized to her for it. 

FSN, sorry about your mom.  Have you decided at what point you will take charge? Maybe that will help. And, I vote for a massage, although you could do both massage and yoga!

GR--interesting idea on the Joint. I'm leery of chiropractors because I've heard of bad ones and they can cause damage. But, most aren't like that and it's about finding the right one.  I wonder why there aren't personal training studios where you can sign up for a few sessions, for the year. 

Karla, what a scary start to the day! I hope the woman was okay. It's a good thing the child spotted her. Good job on the 100 miles!

Arryl, good luck on the new job!  It sounds like you could use a break!  Soo many things going on.

Cath--I vote on seeing the pt as soon as possible but not doing anything that might aggravte the area.  It could be simple but you don't want to hurt yourself doing the wrong thing.  How frustrating!






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 8:15pm
FSN, I am a very bossy person, and lucky that my mother, although difficult on some of the little stuff, made the hard choices easy on us. I think you will reach a point where the need to keep her safe will outweigh the need to keep her happy. You will know when you've reached it, and you will know that you have done your best with a situation tht has no good answers. Karla, you deserved that platinum trophy...you and your student saved someone's life! How many days can you say that? Jean, I think you should treat the situation with your daughter the same way you would treat it if it were a freind no ever heard you criticizing them. I bet she is very hurt that you might think badly of her and talk about her negatively. I don't think this is a teachable moment or her as much as it might be one for you...that she is almost an adult and deserves that level of respect...and I say as always...but I have no kids,so what do I know? Aryl, if you make reservations at a hotel with a concierge, and youcalland tell them what you want, they can arrange spa services, theater tickets, suggest local attractions? Even in your own city..... Cath,do you use a cane? I broke my foot several years ago and used a cane for a while and it made walking easier. Gymrat, glad all those shots seem to be paying off. And what fascinates me most about the noodle project is how many people seem TP be involved...a true 'project'. The healthcare at work changed this year, and there is now a wellness program with it. There are ways to earn points and. Win prizes. But I am annoyed because for gy work outs to count, you have to either use 'partner' gyms, which mine isnot, or submit some kind of 'note'. Iam reluctant to ask the kids at the gym desk for a note - it seems too wierd...but for March, they are having a challenge, and the first 1000 people to sign up get a Fit Bit. We have to pay taxes on it, but. That is less than purchase price....we pay taxes on the prizes too....the challenge has to do with number of workouts in March, and iam going to visit my dad for a week so I don't think I can meet the goal, but I signed up anyway to get the Fit Bit. I need toread up on it tonight...I did gotothe the gym...8 minute bike warmup, lifting for shoulders, bis, tris, abs, 5 minutes on Stairmaster. I wanted to run, but there was a waiting list for the treadmills...the gym has been very busy this week...and I wasn't in the mood to wait. I originally thought I would do 15 minutes of stairs, but I just didn't have it in me...
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-27-2014 - 10:38pm

I think you hit the nail on the head that she's hurt by it more than anything else.  I was more talking to get advice on how to open her eyes more to other people's problems.  I respect this person and her views on things and was hoping to get ideas.  It was stupid of me to send her a message, telling her about it but I thought it was a positive note.  I often ask for parenting advice on dealing w/ certain issues (as I am here!).  So, it's talking about a negative in order to get advice, not just for the sake of complaining.  At the same time, the road to hell etc. and I really feel bad that I've hurt her feelings.

Good luck on the fitbit. Does your company want the workouts to be in certain locations so it can be monitored? When it comes to cool prizes, people push the envelope to win.






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