Too much thinking on Thursday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Too much thinking on Thursday
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Thu, 07-18-2013 - 8:36am
Today is my son's birthday. I texted him, and sent him a card with a nominal amount of money. He never responds to my calls, texts, or cards, but I just try to always let him know that I love him, should he ever decide to turn himself around. :(. I learned of a job opening that I may apply for at another company...just stewing on the thought of it. I should make some phone calls to learn some more about it. I went Linedancing last night. I have been much better with my food intake...a few docs I've talked to said I am being hypersensitive, but, hey, I don't want any diseases if I can help it. Lots of work today. What are you all up to?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 10:10am

FSN, sorry to hear about your son but it's nice that you let him know you're still around.  Good luck with your daughter.  Also, sorry to read (from yesterday) about your fight with hubby.  Blended families must be very difficult.  Perhaps it's time to set a boundary that SS has to ask YOU for permission about having friends over since you care and his dad doesn't.  Dad, of course, has to participate by sending son to you when he inevitably goes to ask the person who will say yes.  

Still off this week...  I have a GYN appointment this morning.  Just the usual check under the hood along with an ultrasound on my remaining ovary to make sure it is cyst-free.  Planning to do a cardio workout of some kind but not sure what yet.  

My eating has been much better this week.  I've been tracking my food and doing lots of veggies.  I have felt a complete lack of control over my eating recently so it's nice to feel in control again. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 11:06am

Fresh, I am so sorry to hear about your son. I hope some day things change for you. Just a few years ago I was mean and cruel and had too many rules. Suddenly, my "standard" of childcare is top quality and those same rules that nobody else in the world had to abide by are being established in my offspring's homes. I think every parent goes through a rough period like what you are going through now.

And as far as your daughter, I think I've told you before that my oldest son quit school and ran off and got married. He was so angry at us because we didn't support his decision but a year later he came back home when he realized what a horrible mistake he had made. He eventually finished college, got a great job for a while, then started his own business and is working on an MBA.

Gym, hope you don't have to sit in the waiting room forever. It makes me so mad when I have to go sit for 2 hours in a waiting room for an appointment I am dreading anyways.

SJ, It is definitely easier to be a grandmother. Yesterday I held and fed two infants, played with a toddler for a few hours and STILL got a good nights sleep. :-)

 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 12:08pm

Sorry to hear about all you're going through.  I'm glad you're taking time for yourself to do what you enjoy--you really need it!  I think you should just apply for the job. You can always turn it down if it's not what you want but if you wait to research it, etc., you probably won't do it.  Nothing ventured...

I taught step this morning and have rowing tonight, even though it's going to be about 100 degrees.  I'm getting frustrated because there are too many people who come and someone or two have to ride in the boat w/ the coach for half the practice, or be cox. I'm pulled out more than most people, and added to that, I'm only there half the time so I'm not getting in as much rowing. It's different coaches each time so they don't know what's happened in the past.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 12:12pm

That sounds like a good plan--to have a definite plan.  Maybe SS isn't sure what all the steps are he has to follow and husband doesn't know what to enforce. I'm generally the go-to parent on things like this and my husband doesn't get involved.  But, then again, I'm most likely home at the time.  

How is your mom doing?  

I'm thinking of getting this book. I've liked what I've read of it, especially about yearly exams. I'm not convinced we need one every year and I think we overtest for things.  

http://www.amazon.com/Tell-Truth-Doctor-Easy-Understand/dp/1401324835






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 12:16pm

That's a great story about your son.  I think the key is kids will explore and make their mistakes.  We have to trust that we've raised them right and they'll learn. I was talking to my brother about a friend of his from college.  When I met him, he was a lay around, had been a maid for a year in CO, worked minimum wage jobs, (had a high priced college degree, though!) etc.  He's now a professor at a prominent university. I think of people who have mid-life crisises because they never had a chance to do their own thing.  






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 2:38pm

She's doing pretty well.  She's been walking around and following her doctor's orders to a T.  

For an ultrasound, exam and bloodwork, I was out of there in about 90 minutes which isn't too bad.  The doc found a cyst in my remaining ovary though.  Frown  I have to go back for a re-check in September.  Boo.  

Interesting book. If you read it, let me know. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 2:59pm

Has she been home?

Sorry about the cyst. Is this a new one, or a continuation of the old problem?






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 8:47pm
FSN, I agree with Jean - apply for the job and see what you learn. Karla, I hope my nieces and nephews will give me a place in their potential future kids lives...I am an awesome and lucky aunt, so I think I will have another generation to cuddle some day.. Gymrat, sorry for your latest health issue. Jean, maybe you need to buy your own boat...I went to the gym, 6 minute bike warmup, lifting for shoulders, bis, tris, abs, ran a. Mile, paddled in the pool....a little bit of everything...
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 11:12pm

Yep, it's a new one in the left ovary.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 07-19-2013 - 8:19am

I actually looked, out of curiosity, for boats for two so my husband and I could eventually go out together and not row in set times. I have no interest in racing like these groups do.  I stopped looking when I saw a very used one listed at about $3000.






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