High life Tuesday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
High life Tuesday
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Tue, 06-17-2014 - 7:32am

I just have that song Back in the High Life in my head. I don't even know if that's the name of it, come to think of it.  So the parkour class keeps getting younger and younger and yesterday there were a couple of really young kids in the class. I think you have to be 15 to be in the adult class and these two seemed much younger than my daughter. Anyway, they were both talking, laughing through the class, ignoring the instructor, taking long breaks (I think it's a fitness thing).  I don't know how the instructor didn't get frustrated but my son said he just teaches and ignores it.  I hang onto every word!  I need all the direction I can get.  Anyway, it was another break through night and I finally was able to do the monkey vault: (I did it over a vault box, not something as big as a picnic table!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdJot8Naju4

A reverse vault:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_Tdi1UerU

And a circle up (I've been working on this and it was a summer goal);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v9V20iYv7Q

Sorry about all the video links but I figured it was easier to show. I have video of the circle up that I might post on Facebook if I can figure out my new phone.  I went to silks after and trained w/ all the young women. The one closest to my age is 14 and it's kind of odd to be working w/ someone that age.  Why don't more women (or any women?) my age do classes with me???  

Today is a rest day and we're driving to pick up my son's apartment key so he can start moving it. I think it'll be about 6 hours on the road, there and back/lunch/key pick up.  






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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 8:06am

I am a tightly bound bundle of nerves, ready (or not?) for court.   It's pretty damning to testify that your lawyer acted with no communication to their client.  Because her actions are so negative, I fear that I won't be believed.  In my life, I have always assumed that I won't be believed.  Why is that?!  Past racist events?  Cultural upbringing?  My neruoses?  I suppose it doesn't matter what it stems from.  I will just tell the truth and hope for the optimal outcome.  I DO know of another client of my past lawyer who also experienced the same event within months of mine...she is actually the person that referred that lawyer to me.  :O

Court early this morning, work today, a doctor's appointment tonight...I have a feeling that I will be too wiped out to linedance tonight.  We have those damaging storms coming our way.  Hopefully it will miss us.  I brought three blooming peonies into the house in case the weather kills the rest of the blooms.  My irises are done for the season.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 8:08am

BTW, Jean, my injuries would keep me away from parkour.  I can't do any jumping.  I can only answer for me.  BTW, I thought of you while I was watching that American Ninja obstacle course show.  I think you would be a GREAT candidate for that show!  Weren't you considering a video for that show?  Go represent!  I will cheer you on.  :D

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 9:54am

FSN, wishing you big cheers today!  I think it takes a lot of courage to testify against your lawyer.  The fact that she did the same thing to someone else will validate you.  Is that person testifying too?  Let us know how it goes.  

In response to the stuff about families and closeness from yesterday...  I have always wanted that close-knit family the reality is that I don't.  So, I've got my  "chosen family" (my friends).  My reasoning is this - I don't "click" with every single person I meet.  Why would family somehow be exempt from that?  I have long ago abandoned the blood-is-thicker-than-water mantra because in my experience, it isn't.  It's one of the reasons I struggle with my mom - I love her very much and I understand that she's the only mom I get but does that mean I have to subject myself to her temper tantrums and passive aggressiveness?  That's one of those life questions I'm still figuring out.  

Feeling better than yesterday and not sure why.  I didn't sleep terribly well and was up for an hour or two during the night.  Planning to do cardio and work this morning.  Hanging out with OP today but we don't have plans.  The reason his counter offer didn't come back is because there was a miscommunication (or a complete lack of communication - we aren't sure) between the realtor and the homeowner and the homeowner started actually fixing stuff (I guess they thought those things had to be done before sending in the counter?).  I don't get these people who have such crap communication with people THEY ARE PAYING.  Thankfully, our realtor team is awesome and is nearly OCD about communication.  You can bet your sweet bippy that I'd have found someone else if they  weren't. 

I took a job last week that is related to psychology and I was super stressed about doing it.  I finally did it yesterday and sent it off.  He loved it.  I think I am still struggling with self confidence with all of this... 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 10:27am

Jean, awesome vids. I would love to do classes but I don't have much time right now with all my other activities. When I get bored with running I will probably start classes again. 

Fresh, good luck. It never occurs to me that someone won't believe me, so if someone questions my statements then it really shocks me. I also mostly believe what people tell me and get really bothered if I found out they were lying. I just can't comprehend why someone would lie but I know people do. My husband on the other hand doesn't believe or trust anything anyone says. He was raised to be that way. 

Gym, family is my life. I came from a big family and my entire life has centered around family.  I guess it was just the way I was raised. I basically have no one or nothing without my family. My son's new girlfriend does not have a good relationship with her mother and it is something I can't comprehend. Her mother doesn't even know she has moved across the country to be near my son. She hasn't even asked about him and I can't for the life of me get that into my head. I try to talk to my adult children either by text or phone daily. If I forget to check in with them, they will send me a quick text or FB message. (I'm honestly not a pest though who sticks her nose into every aspect of their lives.)

Today is a rest day for me. My older sister is in town with her three grandchildren so we plan to hang out and take the kids to dinner somewhere tonight. 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 6:48pm

Ooohhh, those are awesome parkour moves!  I love the reverse fault, but the monkey move looks terrifying because you could face plant.  The bar work is stuff that I used to do as an 8 year old, going one step further and going forward and backward all the way around.  I love that stuff, but I can't imagine doing that right now.  Maybe I should try.  It looks like fun!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 7:12pm

Eegads, my past lawyer (that I was supposed to testify against) had left the courthouse by the time that our case was up.  Long story short, is that we have a new courtdate for next month.  The judge gave my lawyer more time to research the case.  I think we have a chance, here.

Re: family, I don't know of many families that are close knit.  I have disowned one of my brothers, and I am far from close to the other brother.  I think that is "normal."  DH is barely on speaking terms with one sister and doesn't talk his other sister at all.  his brother NEVEr picks up the phone when dh calls him.  :P

As for realtors, it seems rare to find a good one.  You are lucky you have a good one.  We have worked through so many bad ones.  It's like what I told my children with 911 - "most people are good, but there are some really bad ones..."  :P

As for psych, I LOVE psych.  I wanted to major in it, but my psychologist father persuaded me not to unless I was committed to a PhD.  :P

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 7:16pm

Karla, I think it's interesting that you would feel it odd that someone didn't believe you vs. me, who always thinks otherwise.  My work partner was stunned that I was concerned.  I guess I have let past experiences define me, and perhaps I need to change that.  :)

How wonderful for your ds's girlfriend to experience life with your family, given that hers is so not-close.  Hopefully, she can see a different "way" and enjoy all of that closeness. :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 7:23pm

FSN, that sounds like good news?  I think?  Is this a case you are bringing against that lawyer or are you participating in someone else's case? 

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 8:10pm

GR, I THINK it is good news.  My last lawyer actually acted on my behalf without informing me of what she was doing.  It was something that I would NEVER have agreed to since it "undid" the retirement funds that were transferred to me previously.  If my current lawyer can't fix this, I may have to sue the last lawyer, as she also let the statute of limiations run out on some issues that I think my ex perjured (aka llied) about which reduced funds that should have been transferred to me.

At least I have a lawyer that seems to know how to argue a case!  I hope!  C'est la vie.  I have to set boundaries.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 10:02pm
Jean, you are doing death defying tricks with the kids and you want to know why no one your age is playing? Look around at the people in the grocery store and se how many you think could vault over the shopping cart! I agree you should sent a tape to Ninjas...FSN, I can't remember a time when I thought I wouldn't be believed...in fact, there are times when I have defended a position so well, that later when I found out I was wrong, I had trouble getting people to believe I was wrong...if someone has convinced you that you present as not trustworthy, I would add that to your 'discuss in therapy' list...because you have the right to that basic level of trust. Karla, I am also very involved with my family, although less so since my mother died. They are the people who I know will always be there when is need them. GR, I admire your ability to create family from your friends. Summer is here in Boston...hot and humid...I sat a the pool for a while this afternoon, then lifted after a 15 minute bike warmup, followed by abs. I went back to sun bathing, then eventually went inside and swam 60 laps in the indoor pool. The lanes outside are long, and I always need to psyche myself up to try them each year.

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