Time to regroup on Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Time to regroup on Tuesday
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Tue, 07-29-2014 - 8:26am

..at least, that is how I feel.  I sometimes feel like I have ADD of projects, and the kitchen island is visible proof of it!  The numbness in my fingers came back last night as I linedanced, so I think that is my message that swimming is OUT for good.  I have the name of a phenomenal PT, and my doc referred me to a chiro that has massages, so I may alternate the chiro massages with the massage therapist that I found.

Jean, I am very finicky with books and have a very difficult time maintaining interest to the end.  I generally like scifi like Crichton.  Karla, that is awesome that you have taken to running like the wind!  GR, I would LOVE to see your menu which reminds me that I should post my Elizabeth experience.  SJ, I would LOVE to see your vacation blog.  I need to plan a France trip!

Work, study, and if the Salvation Army picks up the fridge in time (final close-out from prior employer), massage before linedancing.

Make is a vuunderbaar day!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 8:46am

My house is my ADD project--full of half finished projects. I should just hire a decorator.  We finally got a pull up bar up, my TRX, silks is hanging off of it.  We don't have much room but that's fine. I'll have to post pictures of us playing.  I can use the silks, TRX, bosu, ball, step 360 in combination. If I ever use them all at one time, that's when to start worrying!  I did the three classes yesterday and couldn't get over fear again in parkour.  We did leaps off of obstacles and were supposed to jump and land on top of taller one but that just freaks me out.  Ugh, I'm such a wimp and was the only one who couldn't even try.  I think I should take a rest day today but we'll be in California for close to a week so I'll be taking it easy.  We're having this amazing weather right now--springlike, low humidity. At least I'll get in walking the dog.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 9:36am

FSN, sounds like a good plan with the shoulder.  Sorry you're having so many troubles with it.  

Jean, don't get down on yourself with not trying parkour stuff.  And think of it this way...  I think there's a certain "math" that has to happen before we take physical risks like that.  There have been things that I thought "No way can I do that" and I let my brain work on it for a bit.  Sooner or later, I have the the feeling that I can do it, and lo and behold, I can.  I read once that fear teaches you what is important to *you*.  I think this is true and while it's good to conquer your fears, I think taking unnecessary risks is something to be avoided.  

Hoping today is a bit less hectic than yesterday.  Mondays are always so nutty!  I've got some resume/freelance stuff this morning and I'll be doing cardio.  This afternoon I have my yearly well woman and ultrasound to make sure my remaining ovary isn't harboring anything untoward.  Probably hitting up Costco afterward.  I'm also working on a US resume for my friend that I saw in Vegas recently.  She's looking to move to the US and needs a company to sponsor her.  

Working on my dinner album right now and and I'll send you ladies the link on FB.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 10:05am

Good morning everyone. We had record low temps overnight. I had to wear a sweat shirt and pants to sit out on my deck last night. So bizarre!

No running for me today. I'm meeting my sister this evening to do weight circuits at the gym. I already have almost 130 miles for the month so I am going to limit my mileage the next few days and do something else. The last thing I need this close to my half is to get injured from overuse. 

I have to get books ordered this week so I can start the kids back to school soon. I will only have two to manage this year (my daughter and nephew). My days feel very long and complicated once school starts so I honestly will be glad when both these kids are finished and ready for college. 

SJ, I look forward to reading your blog about your trip. Put a picture of yourself in there-I have seen pics of Jean, Gym and Fresh so I can picture their faces while reading their posts but can't picture you. ;-)

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 11:33am

That's true about the "math" and taking time to get over it. It's just that my comfort level is so much lower than others, it seems. I'm finally do things that beginners do in the first week or so!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 11:34am

The thought of home schooling is daunting. I'd worry that I forgot something major as they went off to college ("Oh no, I forgot to teach history!").






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 11:55am
Jean, your home school comment made me laugh....it is like that common recurring nightmare of finding out you have a exam in a course you never attended..but from the teacher/mother perspective. Karla,i am with you on the working through fear comment. FSN, I think I don't do a lot of projects because I won't start something I don't think I will finish...I might. Be influenced by my mother, who despite an incredible output in her life left behind a number of unfinished projects....she had so many interests and talents and always needed many balls in the air. GR, what photo. Software do you use? I am trying to move pictures. From my camera to PC and resize and rename them, but whatever I am doing is causing wierd things to happen....slowing me down. I posted the first two long entries (of five). I am more a word person than a picture person, and ism in none of my pictures...I will not post a lot of 'people' pictures - I have a strong. Feeling about privacy, but the one with my sister in law with the wounded warrior is too good to leave out...and now, a small confession that my name is also Jean....I included SJ in my name because my trainer calls me 'sweet Jean' and most people think I am far from sweet....so that image of me links me to the part of me that works out....here is the link. Www.jeanwickstrom.wordpress.corm
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 1:59pm

Neat!  Thanks for sharing.  Is that you in the photo with the bicyclist?  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 3:39pm
That is my sister in law.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-29-2014 - 8:04pm

I enjoyed reading that.  Thanks for sharing!  Have you thought of writing, like gr is doing? I think you have talent. 






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 07-31-2014 - 2:23am

Karla, I admire how you can homeschool teenagers. We homeschooled dd for one semester in 7th grade and that was more than enough, so I know that it can be challenging. We knew several families that homeschooled at that time but my dd didn't really want it so I'm sure that was a large part of the difficulty.

Do you mind saying why they are homeschooled instead of attending traditional school? When will they "graduate"?