We're into December Monday!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
We're into December Monday!
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:15am

Whew, that was fast. I can't believe we're coming up to Christmas.  We put our ornaments up yesterday but I realized I haven't changed them since we moved here so it's been the same thing for 10 years! Time to add something new and different. The problem w/ local shopping is that everyone has the same thing.  I want some fun lawn ornaments, maybe pink flamingos.  I had the oddest last minute schedule changes and ended up not having to work, which is a good thing. I have to bring the puppy to the vet for a check up so this clears up my morning and I don't have to stress about getting there on time. It leaves my workouts up in the air, though. My husband so thoughtfully scheduled this appointment for me, not thinking I have a life.  I might suck it up and go to the gym and do piloxing which is so "woohoo" version of kickboxing w/ ballet type moves in the middle.  I feel like I should go to the gym because I pay each month for it and haven't been in half a year or so.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 12-03-2013 - 7:10am

That's a good goal to do something every day. I tend to go hard or nothing but think I should still do something on rest days.  OTOH, I do walk puppy now. It's not a lot but it's something.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 9:49pm

Jean, if you make a Christmas flamingos doing parkour on your lawn, I am coming to see it...even  skiing flamingos would be coolly tacky....I think the joy of Christmas is doing the same thing every year...the Knicks and chips in the ornaments are just the history of Chrismases past....I have a ton of stuff, given the size of my house, and my mother handsome collections that I have no room for but no ability to part with...I am not sure how much stuff I will put out this year...it USA lot. Of work and I am not planning on any company...but I suspect I will break down and decorate because I like the way it looks. Karla, hope your foot feels better...rest is such a hard concept for us, isn't it? FSN, I too vote for finding someone to talk to about your mother. Becoming your parent's parent is very hard. My trainer listened to me in a supportive, non judgement away...li don't think I would have managed withourt that...and my brother and sister in law and I were a team...not always in agreement but always supportive of each other and trying to make sure we worked towards everyone's best outcome. And. My mother, although nots easy person, was cooperative and coherent...and it was still hard. Gymrat, yikes in the sick puppy...I had a great weekend...the. Kind where everything I wanted to do happened. My goal for December is to work out every day....on non gym days, to do a minimum of 20 minutes of abs and leg stretching....and to not have an u necessary number of non gym days....I think this is agood way to make sure I have a focus in what can be a hard month.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 9:47pm

OP = Other Partner. 

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:44pm

My problem is that I'm too cheap. I see fun things but don't want to spend the money.  If I found something I really like, I'd do it but everything is just okay and I don't want to spend hundreds on just okay.  I wonder if I could make a flamingo parkour scene.  Now that would be worth spending the money on!  I can't even find good flamingoes!

Who is OP? Sorry about the dog's dizziness. If it weren't serious, it would be funny to watch.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:41pm

Maybe if you make your party an open house, people can do both so it's not uncomfortable for the whole neighborhood. I have to say, I'm so happy that my neighborhood is friendly but we're not really friends.  I run w/ a couple of women and we're friends but that's it.  I'm sorry the situation hasn't gotten better for you all.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:38pm

Piloxing is a little kickboxing, a little ballet/barre, a little pilates. It's okay but so gym like. The instructor was very good, though, and had obviously been teaching a lont time.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 11:58am

Jean - that's why the internet is a wonderful thing!  You can find weird and wonderful stuff there.  

Karla, I saw your journal post about sore foot sunday but haven't read it yet.  Hope you are okay.  

FSN, you did mention the drama with the neighbor.  That kind of stuff just goes to show that we never really get out of high school.  It's unfortunate that your neighbors have to make a choice.  But, it sounds like you're better off without the realtor friends.  That is one of the reasons I am extremely cautious about doing business with friends or neighbors.  It's the whole addage of don't poop where you eat. <cleaned up so it passes the profanity filter>  Whether or not your being sad is normal (and I'm betting it is), I think a therapist is a great idea.  You're gearing up for a major transition with your mom and you might as well have help.  

Busy Monday for me so far.  Lots of proposals written and a draft submitted to a client.  A whole bunch of phone calls too...  I'm getting ready to do a strength workout and I have training this afternoon.  

Pet drama this weekend...  OP's doggie has either an inner ear infection or vestibular disease.  The poor thing staggers around like she's drunk and walks in circles.  It's heart-breaking.  He had to go meet his new tenants on Saturday so I dog-sat.   She's having a hard time keeping anything down.  Hoping it resolves soon.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:43am

Speaking of vets, thankfully, my older dog is fine...we thought he had a cancerous tumor, but it is not.  YEA!  I am taking a sick day today.  I have been "fighting off" a cold for four days, now, sleeping a LOT.  I am contemplating a light yoga workout, but not sure I want to go.  :(  Did I ever mention that dh and I are having a neighborhood "feud"?  UGH.  The neighbor/realtor that we not longer use (he is incompetent and lost us much money) decided to not invite us to any more social events (he and his family live five houses down.)  It has been uncomfortable because the wife will not even look at me when we are at social events at other people's homes.  :(  DH did not invite them to my birthday party.  Now, it seems that we are having a holiday party on the same evening this year.  The neighbors have a conflict to contend with.  :O  The irony of this is that dh and I have given this neighbor the most business (in dollars, that is) out of anyone here. He botched both real estate deals we gave him, and now, he is acting like a sore loser.  We didn't tell anyone why we chose another realtor...yuck.  We shall see what happens on the evening of our party (aka, see who shows up.)  :O

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  My mom continues to decline and this is very hard for me, emotionally.  I am thinking that I should find a therapist, as I am feeling very sad about it all...or maybe that is just "normal."

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 9:17am

Speaking of vet, I need to get all my cats an appointment. It is time for shots. I usually take them two cats at a time and it seems like it takes all day.

Piloxing? I haven't heard of that one.  I am going to do some light weights and stretching today. I am going to try to take it easy on the foot for a while. Ugg

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