woohoo, it's Friday!

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Registered: 09-25-2003
woohoo, it's Friday!
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Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:19am

It's still gonna be a LONG day, though, since I have a full day of work starting with a conference call early this morning, work all day, try to nap for 30 minutes, then, turn around and drive an hour to go linedancing before going home to CRASH.  :D  Dancing is my stress-relief-drug.  :)  :) 

Sadly, I don't see my daughter this weekend since she decided not to take the bus up here today.  She doesn't want to be at school this weekend because it is the biggest all-weekend-party, starting at 6AM for some.  I think the cities have all time arrest records every year for this college party.  DD got a migraine last night AND she has too many projects to finish.  So I think she is going to go stay with my mom (off campus) for the weekend.  I always worry, because I don't think that dd is safe in the car when my mom driives.  :(  C'est la vie...let it go, yes?!  DD said she will take the public bus to her grandma's house.  Dang.  Perhaps by this time next year, she will have her own car (did I tell you that when my mom goes to live at the independent living facility, that I plan to move my daughter into her townhome which means I will have to buy her a car.  My 18 yo daughter still does not even have her driver's license!  That just seems so odd to me!

On Saturday, I should probably go to a .  spin and/or yoga, since Sunday, I will miss my favority yoga class so that I can go to the West Coast Swing dance class.  Hopefully, they don't cancel it with the low turnout.                   

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:47am

I think you're right to worry about your daughter's safety in a car w/ your mom.  "Letting it go" works when the consequences aren't so bad but if you're worried about your mom driving, I'd be worried about my child in that car.  Good thing she is taking the bus.  Speaking of offspring, I'm heading out to pick up my son after work today. I'm thinking at some point he should find his own transport back but I also like the time in the car w/ him. Then we're off to ski for the weekend.  It's great for him because he gets to hang out w/ the ski crowd he grew up with.  The admin person of the ski school was telling me how much she enjoys seeing kids return from school and seeing how grown up they are. This is like a second home.  






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 9:15am

FSN, I too was going to suggest that dd drive Grandma's car but then I read that she doesn't have a license.  Wow!  That's surprising.  I was illegally driving at 15.  Wink  I think it's great that she's going to stay off campus to work but... I also think she's going to turn into a "me" and start doing ridiculous things around the age of 30.  (Which is okay.)  

Jean, it's been a couple years *ahem* since I was in college but my dorm used to have a rideshare board.  Perhaps son could do that?  I think it's neat that you're essentially taking him with to work with you.  

Who has two thumbs and had a major meltdown last night?  This girl.  I got the results of my CT scan and despite how I've been feeling, the news is not good.  In fact, it's very, very bad.  The scan was worse than the first one I got before the sinus surgery.  Doc thinks I'm looking at another surgery.  I should have a better outcome this time because my allergies had been addressed whereas before, they had not.  I'm opting to see an ENT that my allergist likes and regularly works with.  That, on top of the issues that best friend is dealing with (having problems with her BF)... my empathy makes me a very good friend but it also makes me a miserable person at times.  I also had a client who I did a piece for, asked for feedback, heard nothing and then saw it on her website.  Which would be fine and dandy except she hasn't paid me.  

DH has left for his packbacking trip and I have the house to myself.  I have a number of projects to finish up today and I'm supposed to go to the music festival tonight.  I may opt out.  I managed to get my client to come here today but I may switch back to her house since I have to go out for a prescription anyway.  

I kinda want to stay in bed tonight and eat ice cream.  I'm not supposed to do that because of the sweat lodge tomorrow but I'm not very good at rules.  *sigh*  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 10:04am

lol of the comments on my daughter.  She is already a "unique bird," and I love that I am trying to encourage her to be who SHE is!  And I think I will call her and tell her to ask her grandma to let her practice driving because I DID force her to get her permit!  Her response time is much better than her grandmother's, so I think it is still safer for her to drive even though she doesn't have her license.

Jean, enjoy your skiing with your son.  That sounds like some great quality time!  And, GR, you are being put through the grinder with your sinuses!  Prayers/thoughts/well wishes coming your way from me.  Enjoy that ice cream...it's good to break the rules now and then! :D

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 1:00pm

Fresh, I cringe any time my mother wants to take my 14 year old daughter out now because I am afraid of her driving. Thankfully they stay local and never go more than 4-5 miles from home. I think it is time my mother starts to consider giving up driving but she won't consider it right now. 

I had to make my kids get their drivers licenses. All three of my older children were 17 when they got them. I had to force them to study for their permit then make them practice. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 1:01pm

Gym, I feel so sorry for you. I am dealing with sinus garbage that I know will be cleared up in a few days and it is so annoying. I can't imagine going through what you are/have been dealing with. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 1:06pm

So about my dreams....I have this really weird thing going in...since I was 21 years old, anytime a baby is born in the family I first dream of shoes. For instance, right before I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son Jacob, I dreamed I went shopping and bought a pair of combat boots. With my next son,Elijah, it was cowboy boots; My daughterSarah ballet slippers and my daughter Abigail mismatched sneakers;Granddaughter London was also mismatched sneakers, Grandson Jackson was sturdy work shoes and Granddaughter Milan black Mary Janes. My nephew Charles was plain sneakers; Newphew Jake was plain black work shoes.I also dreamed about all my sister's kids too; slippers;boots;tennis shoes and high top tennis shoes;

Well, last night I dreamed about a pair of very expensive name brand running shoes. My entire family is going nuts today with phone calls and text messages back and forth with everyone placing their bets on who they think it is. lol I suppose we will find out in a few months. ;-)

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:42pm
Karla, that is very interesting about the shoes, I totally think that information can be available that we don't know how...sort of like another tv channel that cuts in in some way...Gymrat, I am sorry about your health news. Chronic issues are so tough to deal with. FSN, one regret in my life is that I didn't drive for years out of fear. And I feel like the people who helped me with rides really 'enabled' me instead of helping me. I will never be a confident driver but I didn't have to be afraid. Youshould definitely push your daughter. Savor your mother stopping, that is such a hard thing. Most places don't have decent alternatives to driving (Boston actually does) and so not driving is so isolating. My mother stopped driving, but she never announced it, she just did it day by day, her health was really an issue...she had difficulty walking so even if she drove somewhere, she couldn't. Do much when she got there, but it limited her life so much. Not easy decisions...Karla, how could your mother and her freinds come to lunch at your house if she couldn't drive?:). Jean, I think there are communication books that say men are most comfortable with side by side communication...like in a car...rather than face to face. I think it is probably worth the effort to go pick him up...they are only that age for a short time...no gym tonight, planned that way, but I am doing some jogging. In place to get my 10,000 steps. Thisis the first week this year. I took no taxis...someofthat is related. To the Fitbit step counting,soi guess that is a good thing. Have a great weekend everyone,