Friday Friday Friday!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Friday Friday Friday!
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Fri, 07-12-2013 - 8:51am

It is definitely Friday! This is one of the only days we are supposed to get sunshine so hubby and I are going to try to refinish the deck today. It needs to be washed, stained and sealed. While I love having my own home, it sure is a lot of work to keep it up!

I have so much to do today and have to work this evening so it'll probably be a quick few miles in the park for exercise today.

What is on the agenda for your weekend? 

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 9:47am
I feel like it is a, "Calgon, take me away" day. Perhaps today is my realization that I should go on HRT because I want to crawl under a rock and run away from my life. Dd and I got into a big fight last night, after returning from her job. She doesn't want to go back to school, and I strongly suspect it is because of her boyfriend. She is " all over the board" on her "stories" and reasoning and I don't know what to believe. I am SO DISAPPOINTED, I cannot even begin to tell you how badly I feel. On top of that, I have to go stain my mom's deck this weekend, AND have, yet another serious talk with her, this time showing some communication from my disowned brother that she doesn't remember. It is going to hurt her so much, but, frankly, she HAS to see it if she is going to continue communication with him. Ugh. Calgon take me away.
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 3:45pm
FSN, if your daughter doesn't want to go back to school, whst does she want to do? Does the concept of supporting herself mean anything to her? Maybe she should move in with your other and be a granny nanny until she gets her act together...solve two problems at once....Karla and FSN, in some part of my brain, iwould like to have a fancy house...with a giant, room like walk in closet, a gourmet kitchen, and an indoor lap pool...but the idea of doing any maintenance is just so unappealing...I know I like the fantasy way more than the reality...Gymrat, thinking of you and your mother....Jean, we need more 'Tales from Parkour'. The woman who taught Wednesday night Pilates at my gym left, and thy haven't ound a replacement. I am, marginally any way, toying with the idea of getting certified to teach. I am not good at Pilates, but I like it, and I think I could be a good instructor. I do some teaching in m current job, and I like it...I am so ready to stop working at my crazy job...my favorite of all time boss used to say 'once you give up hope, everything else is easy' but I can never sustain Not caring how much wasted time there is for long...the politics of it all do me in..although it is pretty well known that I could retire at any time and that limits the amount of nonsense I deal with...but anyway, if I could teach a coupe of classes a week, it would be a little extra money plus some shape to my days....I will keep lookin into it. It seems lik you need around 40 hours of instruction, and @$500....it would take a while to break even, but I could...anyway, something to think about..I could teach swimming too....I know how to swim...and I am sure I could learn how to teach it...
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 8:52am

SJ, I don't know what my daughter wants to do. I strongly suspect that she will stay local so that she can be around her boyfriend. I hate that she's considering decisions based on a boy, and not her own academics. On the other hand, if this is a lesson for her to learn, I suppose it is a lesson for her to learn. As a parent, it is so hard to watch your child make mistakes. But, it's part of life. I guess we will wait and see what her latest thoughts are after she returns from a weeklong vacation with her father. It should be interesting.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 9:43am

FSN, having to watch a child make mistakes is one of the reasons I didn't want children.  My codependency along with feeling that I know "what's best" for my child would be such a challenge.  At odds would be that I *remember* thinking "Hey, I know what I'm doing" when my mom would try to give me advice.  There is a lot of value to making your own mistakes but man, is it hard to just sit by and watch it.  I struggle with this even with my friends.  My child would be doomed.  Embarassed

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 4:52pm

Pilates is an iffy certification because it's all over the board. People will teach it w/ just a group ex certification. Pilates's main business problem, way back, was that he never copyrighted the name/class so everyone offers some version of it. AFAA offers a mat class which is essentially pilates and allows anyone to teach PIlates.  That's one reason Pilates is so different from class to class.  Having a higher level, recognized cert is helpful but it's a catch 22 because a cert w/out experience won't get you a job that would cover the cost of the high level cert.  I think it would be a great part time job for you.  What you get depends on whether you want to teach at a regular gym (go cheapo cert) or higher level (where you might be able to intern while you're studying).  Good luck with it! I know someone who has a very high level one; I think it was 500 hours but it was thousands of dollars. She does private lessons now.

I've barely done anything lately, especially as parkour goes! I finally did an aerial class.Oh, I don't think I told you all that we were in a park in Palo Alto one night and there was a woman practicing silks from a tree that she hung up.  I love California!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 4:57pm

Yeah, my struggle is the opposite of many parents where I'm trying to get him to breathe and take it easy, have fun. I've been on my son's case about not taking too hard of a load (he's taking mostly junior level math/physics classes) so he can enjoy college life. I don't want to see him spend all his time studying the way I did and miss the college experience, although I emphasize the experience w/out all the crazy out of control drinking.  I'm honestly envious of my cousins' children who all have taken time off before or during college to explore the world.  Two are in Australia, one in Brazil, one kind of a nomad.  I have no doubt they'll be responsible adults but there is time for that. But, then again, if my son is happy, why do I care that he take it easy? He's really relaxed about his studies and loves the subjects.  I think he should take a gap year and train for American Ninja Warrior.