Anyone still here?

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:11pm

Things sure have come to a screeching halt since the change over. How's everyone doing? How are Thanksgiving plans coming? We always host it and my sister brings some of the sides. We'll have my sister, bil, and their adult son over. Both boys will be here plus my nephew's gf and I'm assuming Jason's gf. This is the one that he was engaged to and broke up with not once but twice - once last December and once in March or so. I guess they're back together but not engaged - she already sold the ring. He doesn't talk much about her and I don't really ask. I gotta hand it to her for being persistant, though! Jason's doing well in his 2nd year at med school. Has a nice group of friends up there and, while they work hard they play hard after exams! Justin and his gf of about 18 months broke up about a month ago and he took that pretty hard. He spoke last week with an army recruiter and has been there all morning today taking the ASVAB and filling out paper work. He's still kind of directionless. Doing well enough in his CC classes but hasn't found a major that really excities him. Tried the full time minimum wage job gig for a year and that wasn't for him either. As worrisome as it is to have a kid in the military these days maybe it will give him the discipline he needs and a direction or purpose.

How about all of you? Take a minute to post an update!

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 4:20pm

DS is about 3 months past being a teen, doing much better at his new U (junior) but is still heartbroken for the last month when his gf of 26 months just called and said they were too different, and that was that (out of the blue).  He has good friends and we're trying to be there too, but it's still hard.  He's in the process of signing up for next semester, learning the ropes of how to do that at this U as this semester was done for him at his portfolio review in June. 2 of the classes he wanted are full so he's scrambling to replace them but isn't sure how!  That and finding a job are on his list of to dos this week.  Otherwise things seem to be progressing well.

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 4:32pm

I check in from time to time, but since I don't see a lot of action, I haven't posted anything.   We're getting ready for Thanksgiving and dd's 10th birthday, which is Tuesday.  My mom has a tradition of coming out for each of her grandkid's 10th birthdays, and Cathy is the final one.  We're fortunate that it's the same week as  Thanksgiving, so my mom gets to be here for that holiday, too.

Greg (DS16) has a great cross country season, finishing first on his team and making all-conference. Now he's deep into rehearsals for Christmas with honors choir, and during Christmas break, he's having his wisdom teeth out.

Chris just finished signing up for his spring semester classes at the community college.  He found out that the last couple of classes he'll need for his associate's aren't offered in the summer, so he'll have one semester to go after this one.  But he's doing well in his classes and enjoying school very much. He and his girlfriend are still together--it will be a year in January.  I never thought my aspie would be the kid who has had the longest-lasting romantic relationship!

Matt is still working at the American Cancer Society call center and still not going to school. I guess he'll go back when he's ready.  DH is not happy about it, but so many of Matt's friends haven't finished college--it's not like he's an anomaly. 

I guess that's it for us.

Elizabeth

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 10:14pm

Last weekend, hubby and SILs went on the annual deer hunt. No kills, but a good time for them and FIL, BIL, and BILs three sons. DDs and I had some good mother-daughter time.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. A day off to be thankful for all the blessings of life that we often fail to appreciate. A large meal of all the good things to enjoy with those who matter most, without the calories counting. LOL Cowboys playing football. What’s not to like about it?

We will all be at home with oldest SILs parents and siblings families joining us for the big meal. Hubby’s parents may also be in town, so this will be one very full house of hungry pilgrims at meal time.

Our couples continue to grind out classes, with another five evening classes and then two weeks of final exams before Christmas break. Spring semester picks up in early January.

With “big brother” in the terrible twos, Christmas will be a big event this year. Hubby and I may get up the courage to walk through a Toys-R-Us after being absent for several years. However, we did go looking there for baby gear back before he was born.

I hope all of us village people have a most Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 10:14pm

Last weekend, hubby and SILs went on the annual deer hunt. No kills, but a good time for them and FIL, BIL, and BILs three sons. DDs and I had some good mother-daughter time.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. A day off to be thankful for all the blessings of life that we often fail to appreciate. A large meal of all the good things to enjoy with those who matter most, without the calories counting. LOL Cowboys playing football. What’s not to like about it?

We will all be at home with oldest SILs parents and siblings families joining us for the big meal. Hubby’s parents may also be in town, so this will be one very full house of hungry pilgrims at meal time.

Our couples continue to grind out classes, with another five evening classes and then two weeks of final exams before Christmas break. Spring semester picks up in early January.

With “big brother” in the terrible twos, Christmas will be a big event this year. Hubby and I may get up the courage to walk through a Toys-R-Us after being absent for several years. However, we did go looking there for baby gear back before he was born.

I hope all of us village people have a most Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 10:23am

Been around, just not had much to comment on.  ODD got her National Letter of Intent for the sports team she's been recruited for.  She is beyond excited and has her big "ta do" signing at school on Monday.  I am a bit apprehensive still on the finances of it though...  Nothing much in the way of Thanksgiving.  All our relatives are in Michigan and we're in Texas, so while we have a regular Thanksgiving dinner, its not really much of a holiday, its more about football.  If ODD's h/s team wins tonight they will have another round of play offs next week which will be at least a good 2-3 hours away and we are going to attend that game since we aren't attending tonight's game 2 hours away.  Hoping to knock out the rest of christmas shopping shortly, I am just about done, I just have a few small things to purchase still and the frames and ordering senior pictures for the grandparents' presents.  I have decided the girls and I are going to drive home to Michigan for christmas to be with family, so I am in the beginning stages of planning the trip.

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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 11:14am

Jeanne here, Kids are doing well and thriving in school - one high schooler, one middle schooler and a 4th grader. DD2 performed in the school play this weekend and DD1 has been begging to get in her horseback lesson before we leave to see family on Wednesday, Her normal lesson day and time is on Weds but her trainer kindly moved it to Monday this week.  My little guy is doing wonderful, He started a musical instrument this year and was picked for a cello, He also likes math a lot. I am blessed. We leave on Wednesday to see family in Ohio and depending on what kind of start we get will determine if we get there Weds night OR Thursday.  Happy Thanksgiving back to you all.

 

 

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 1:33pm

I'd post a lot more often if the boards loaded in anything like a reasonable time.  I try nearly every day, but if the board doesn't load fast enough, I have to move on - I don't have time to wait.

DS comes home from college for Thanksgiving tomorrow night.  We always have a big crowd at my house, as my dad, three sisters, and their families all start arriving Wed and some dont' leave til Fri.  I like it that way, but it is exhausting to do all that cleaning and laundry before and after.  DH has been on a tear doing small home improvements for the last month:  replacing blinds, painting the front door, etc.  I'm sure none of that would get done if we weren't hosting Thanksgiving, so I'll be saying a little prayer of gratitude for that on Thursday. ;)

17yo DD was in the Area All-State Orchestra this past weekend, and they sounded phenomenal!  If you weren't looking at students, you would have thought it was a professional orchestra.  She has another 4 weeks before she finds out if she was accepted early decision to her first choice of college.  She was accepted to one school already that does rolling admissions, but it's far down her list, so while it's nice that she has somewhere to go, we're pretty sure she'll get accepted to at least one of her top six schools.

12yo DS is doing surprisingly well these days even though so far we haven't done anything with his ADD diagnosis.  Somehow he seems more alert.

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 8:22pm
I occasionally stop by to read but I usually use the tablet and that's kind of a pain to post with in the best of times I just bought a Bluetooth keyboard for it so we'll see if that's better. I won't be hosting any TG dinners this year. We're going to my nephew's house on Thursday. He is in Afghanistan so his wife wants to do the big dinner to distract herself from his absence. I totally get how she feels.... been there a lot of holidays, like most of them in the past six years. Nicki will be working, but Wyatt and Tim will be there.