Getting ready to go Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Getting ready to go Thursday
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 7:27am

I leave for my week long ski trip tomorrow!  So excited but I have too much to do for Christmas still. What I don't want is to get back and have only a few days to finish. I won't be around here, either so have happy holidays!  I'm teaching sports conditioning this morning.  Bleah, my life these days is planned around puppy walking!  I haven't, knock wood, had problems w/ her wetting the floor but both my daughter and husband have. I don't think they get that housebreaking is more about training the owner than the puppy!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 9:57pm

Whew, lots of good wisdom packed in your post.  It's supposed to be 8 degrees at Stratton when we're there on Saturday.  I was freezing cold today and it was in the high 20's.  It's free skiing so if I'm miserable, I'd be happy to sit in the lodge and have hot chocolate/coffee while others ski.  Nah, I wouldn't. Tongue Out  I'd suck it up.  Yes, we have a dog walker coming in midday.  She's four months and can go at least six hours w/out going but I'm having someone come in at the four hour mark and my daughter will be home four hours later.  I've told the dog walkers that if they find it's not enough, to go ahead and add another day.  On Tuesday night, my son will be back from school so he'll have do sitting privileges.  

There are such challenges w/ families and extended families.  I do think it's important to consider the child and what his/her perspective of the whole situation is.  They're the ones thrust into an unwanted situation and suffer the consequences.  That's one reason I feel bad for my sister's stepdaughter.  She has issues stemming from all this, anxieties, etc. because her parents, unfortunately, aren't dealing w/ it well.  It sounds like, as divorce situations go, yours went as well as possible and there is still so much a child goes.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 9:10pm
If the weather stays like this, it is going to be a loooong winter....it is cold here, with weekend snow predicted. I plan to ake cookies, but I would like to go to the grocery store first...but I probably don't need to. Jean, skiing should be fun...hope people walk the puppy while you are away. Karla, at. Least this is a good time of year to not run...too busy, too snowy, too cold. Gymrat, the pay in cash thing sounds like a tax dodge to me. I know the rates can be better at Internet banks but I guess i like to visit my money. I need to be able to walk in somewhere and talk face to face...I use the ATM and online banking, I just like the human option. FSN, I find your boundary discussions interesting. Because I live alone, I don't experience boundary violations much. And I always see the blended family issue from the child's point of view...that you have to be in a family with people very different from you who you don't have shared memories with. My step mother was awesome, but we never lived with her, and only visited for a few days a few times a year..land always behaved. It is very much harder to deal with your parents divorce than you might think. Even with all the great things in my life, I still feel. 'cheated' that I had a mother and a father, but not parents for most of my life. the past can never be changed, and I am happy for my half brother and sister, but I still feel a sense of loss that I grew up in a house without my father...and my father was a good father who came to visit twice a week, helped with homework, put us to bed, left the check on the table, didn't criticize my mother....and my mother pulled herself together and demonstrated strength and grace....just trying to share a point of view....I went to the gym, 15 minutes in bike, lifted for legs, foam rolled and then did abs...stay bundled up!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 9:02pm

Sounds interesting. I've been looking for a new book. I love my kindle!  I didn't realize how much I would but it was great during the power outage. As long as I can read, I"m happy!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 9:01pm

My achilles just feels kind of tight and when it stretches too much, it hurts. Running and impact don't hurt it, at least immediately, but if I step in a hole (which I did on our driveway) and the heel goes low quickly, it hurts a lot.  Come to think of it, it's not bothering me nearly as much lately. I haven't been running, either!  Maybe that has helped.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:04pm

I'm glad you got some "official" advice.  Sounds like a solid plan and I hope it helps!  

Speaking of books, I'm reading a book (and it's a book-book) called "S."  It's written by J.J. Abrams and another guy...  it's a interactive book because there's the actual story, and then there's all these handwritten notes in the margins that is a conversation between two people.  It's fascinating and I'm really enjoying it so far.  It's kind of a mystery that these people are solving together so there are all these things (papers, a napkin, a spinny wheel) tucked in the pages.    

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 2:32pm

The doctor doesn't want me to run for at least 10 days (my next appointment) and then we will take it from there. He said  the main goal at this point is to keep this from becoming a chronic situation. It's kind of ironic I get injured like this because I have been trying so careful not to irritate another chronic issue I have dealt with for years (bursitis in my hip).

Interestingly he said the internet (people looking for home remedies) is why so many people's injuries don't heal as expected, which I can believe because that is exactly what I did.

What kind of problems do you have with your achilles? Is it from the jumping you do or from running? 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:52pm

Good thing you went to the podiatrist!  I have achilles problems, too, and stopped stretching because it felt like it was aggravating it. I have so many issues, though, so hope ski season and doing less impact stuff will help. Did the doctor say when you could resume your activities.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:50pm

As GR said, therapy is great, especially dealing w/ extended families.  My sister did it w/ her daughter-in-law. The thing my sister didn't realize (and I don't know if she still does) is that she has very high standards of behavior, for herself and others.  She was always nagging at things w/ her daughter-in-law and didn't know why her behavior wasn't more thoughtful. At the same time, DIL felt like she couldn't ever do anything right.  My sister, like my mom, grudgingly gives praise.  Being perfect is an expectation.  Therapy helped her see what her DIL is feeling, although I don't think my sister sees that her standards are very high, though.  I guess we all set our standards where we see them for ourselves and rarely see what we do as extreme.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 11:35am

Fresh, I have deep sympathy for you. I had a root canal a few weeks ago and my whole face hurt for a few days. The procedure itself wasn't as bad as I had imagined though, thankfully. 

Good luck!

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 11:34am

Gym, the daily cash limits drive me crazy! It does seem like more and more people want cash for services. I personally think it is because they are trying to avoid the IRS rather than a mistrust of check writing. 

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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