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Registered: 09-25-2003
it's a beautiful day on Thursday Line Line
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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 7:04am

I woke up to the most beautiful sunrise with pink blues and yellows and oranges. I had a lot of fun
Dancing last night. I have so much work to do, but after dancing and having physical therapy/chiropractor appointment yesterday, I think today will be a rest day. I am muddling through a process of working with people who don't play nice in the sandbox, and I am done getting walked all over. My friends and my husband are teaching me how to set boundaries. Before things in life never seem to stop. On a disappointing note, my mother is having more "issues."She said that someone entered her home and took her purse. However, I don't know if that actually occurred or if she lost it. In any event, my guess is she is going to have to go to an assisted living facility sooner than later. The caveat to that is her stubborn Will. C'est la vie. Make it a great day everyone. By the way, Jean, have you ever gone skydiving before? You sure aren't daredevil.

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Registered: 04-07-2008

Ahhhh, good sunshiny Thursday to everyone. Like Fresh, I woke up to a glorious spring day. At some point clouds are going to roll in and it's going to cool down with rain but I'll take this any day over frost or worse-snow. 

Fresh, my father-in-law started a while back with the accusations of people breaking into his home. He would claim the oddest things got stolen like his shoes, cooking utensils, toilet paper and occasionally money. I would usually then go find this things because he had misplaced them or run out of a product and he would still insist that someone had been in his home messing with things because he would never had put his shoes here or there, etc. Now that he is able to talk again he has started with the accusations over the nursing home staff. You couldn't pay me enough to work with people like him all day long.

Jean-skydiving? I must have missed something. 

Gym-how are you feeling?

SJ, your life sounds so exciting. I don't have real life friends. I've spent so many years completely and totally focuse on my kids that I never made friends where I live. I'm now trying to reach out and get to know people and establish some relationships that don't revolve around my children. 

I'm working on a new hairstyle which includes my bangs grown out and I am about to give up and whack them off myself. They are just at my top lip and I can't seem to keep them out of my face even with clips, pins, hairspray or headbands. I have a lot of layers and pieces always seem to be sticking out. Once I get most of these layers grown out I am never going to get layers again. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002

Has your mom been diagnosed?  I'm not sure how helpful it would be but at least you'd know if you should expect paranoia type behavior, or if someone really might have stolen her purse.  Sorry to hear you're having to deal w/ this one top of everything else, especially from a distance.

I've never gone sky diving before. It's funny because I'm not really an adrenaline seeker, nor fear seeker.  I might do things, like trying to ski a steep mogul run, because I want to try to get it, but the fear gets in my way.  I'd rather not deal w/ fear or adrenaline when I do what I do. So, that said, as skydiving goes, I love the feeling of speed.  It's just fun.  I love roller coasters, but not in an adrenaline rush sort of way. I know some people intentionally seek a rush, but that's not why I do it.  And, I like my activities in a more controlled environment.  I will rock climb but there are people who will do it w/out a harness for the adrenaline. I can skip that.  Tie me in!

Anyway, that said, we might just do iFly instead.  I was looking into the price and I'm just too cheap to sky dive.

My ankle has been bothering me and I'm not sure if I should see a doctor, since it's been diagnosed, or a good pt scar tissue massage person. I"m very disappointed w/ my message session last week and want to wait for the next one. I wish insurance covered it.

I'm teaching step this morning. I decided I can't do aerial silks privates every week because it costs too much. I'll try to catch classes and then do privates every other week.  I'm paying too much for drop in fees for all my activities and it's adding up to a lot.






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Registered: 01-03-2001

HI Everyone,

I wanted to be sure to drop in and let you all know the recent news when it comes to our message boards. Here is the most recent post from the Community Director: http://www.ivillage.com/forums/node/119799110

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Registered: 03-15-2004

It's been kind of a long day but it's only mid-afternoon.  I left early this morning to train my client and her friend. I had a couple of hours to kill so I went shopping.  Met with the allergist again and he tweaked my meds but didn't want to be too aggressive since I see the ENT on Tuesday.  

DH left this morning and I swear, I don't know how that boy functions sometimes.  He asks me this morning if there are towels in the travel trailer.  I remind him that I haven't used it in 2 years and he was in it last August and therefore would have washed and replaced the towels.  As we're talking, I realize he hasn't even gone in the trailer at all.  To check anything.  (Really!?!?!?!)  I ask him if he remembered to lock the trailer and he says he doesn't know and do I think it's locked?  (It is at this moment that I am mentally "Ohm"-ing.)  As I'm helping him load his truck, I see he has taken the lunch cooler I left out for myself for my lunch.  He says he put his lunch in it and is appropriately apologetic.  He offers to take his things out and let me have it.  I tell him no and that I will get another cooler.  He leaves, and I go to pack my lunch.  I find a new cooler and open the freezer only to find that he's taken all but one tiny ice pack and my fabric compress.  AHHHHHHHHHH.  And then I got a text a while later that he ran out of gas and had to call roadside assistance.  Lordy.  

So, I'm on my own until Sunday.  It's a relief and I've been looking forward to it.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
I am at the airport eating chips and salsa...the sit down food option is Mexican. I have made poor food choices all week...but it is what it is. This morning started quite excitedly...the fire alarm at the hotel went off and we had to evacuate...my alarm went off at the same time, so I decided to pull on clothes and take the time to grab my purse and my coat. My mother worried about a lot of things, some quite wierd, but one of her lessons was to always put. Ypur shoes and your purse together beor you went to sleep in a hotel...today, that lesson was helpful...false alarm though. I didn't run last night...the Celtics game started earlier than I thought...and. I didn't work out this morning unless you count seven lights of down stairs. I should go walk laps. In the import....FSN, I m enjoying seeing how your voice software translates your posts. Jean - I think that you should spend the money to sky dive with your son. Memories are priceless. Gymrat - I do not know ow you married people cope...a good sense of humor must help. Karla, I am with you n caring for the elderly. So much harder than children because you have to try and reason with them and be respectful. Although I have to say, sometime my mother would tell me something that seemed unbelievable, and it would turn out to be true...so hardto know the right thing to do....
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Karla, I am responding about the 'news' thread...really? I guess this is news, but it sure isn't hopeful information...
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 9:19pm

LOL Gym, a few months ago my husband went on a trip by himself and I couldn't wait to spend the whole weekend having "me" time. He had so many problems (ice storm, car trouble, etc) that his constant phone calls and texts stressed me completely. I was ready to cut his phone service off so I could get some peace and quiet.

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 9:25pm

SJ,

About the news, I get where you are coming from.

Speaking of news, what is going on with all the Boston arrests-they have found 3 more people that are involved??

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
The role reversal I am starting to experience with my mom is something I was not prepared for...
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Gymrat, it's ironic that you're having issues with your husband, as I am too. Only, I'm not as patient as you. Therefore, we were fighting last night. Period. A couple "tiffs."We are both going through a lot of stressful event at work, and on top of that, the issues with my mother are a lot for me to bear at the moment. So, I am in great need of yoga. I also have a mentor who has recommended some books and meditations. It sounds great to me. Plus, my husband has to go to the condo to clean it out and meet the movers in the morning since we found a new tenant that does not want the furniture. So I am going to enjoy a relaxing evening at home by myself with my dogs. Aaaaaaahhhh. That sounds wonderful at the moment. SJ, it's funny that you mentioned Mexican food because I've been eating a lot of that lately. Maybe it's from Karla's post in the above board. Jean, if you want to go skydiving I think he's just "do it."Although I'm too chicken to do it, I do love the windtunnel. It's great fun, and I took my family to the windtunnel a few years back. My husband comments in regards to the windtunnels though, is that men should wear a cup because that wind is very strong. But, my husband is also a very "sensitive" man. I would do the windtunnel again in a heartbeat. In fact, I was disappointed that we didn't have time to go there when we were in Florida since someone told me that there is a windtunnel close to Universal Studios. But, I guess the roller coasters were enough for me. Gym rat, I hope you get some relief. My allergies are absolutely killing me right now, and I am so tempted to have a cup of coffee, although it's been three weeks since I had caffeine. What I am realizing is that caffeine makes me so hungry, that I am am unable to control my eating. Also, gluten seems to have a horrible effect on my energy level as well so I continue to avoid that. Karla, thank you for letting me know that your father-in-law's behavior. That is very helpful for me. Jean, I may have to get the doctor involved in a diagnosis, although I know that the memory loss of severe. Even my mother's friends are coming to me with Stories of "events."The problem is that my mother gets really angry when I approach the situation. This is just typical and expected behavior. But still, it's my mom. :(.

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