Weekend Wiggles 2/2 & 2/3

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Registered: 01-06-2000
Weekend Wiggles 2/2 & 2/3
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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 8:11am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  Weekends are for fun too!

Happy Groundhog Day!  I see that spring will be here early this year.  Bwahahahahaha.  Silly critter, LOL.  We have interesting ice here because the river flooded and then before the water receded, it got very very cold.  So there are frosted trees, branches a long ways off the ground with frosted tips, huge ice boulders hung up on trees, and many other "not usually seen" things.  DS and my dad scouted it out yesterday and had much to report, LOL. Evidently the ice that remained got very thick, too...you can step on it and not break through!  (Usually any ice left is thin and cracks quickly, though I've seen beautiful feathery patterns as a result.)

DS and I are off to church shortly and we have a nice lunch planned together when we get home, followed by making pizza dough for supper and then hopefully a lovely nap this afternoon.  I feel a headache brewing and AF is due any minute now, so I'm sure a nap will definitely be in order! 

Missing dd today but of course, she claims to be having tons of fun Wink  She'll be home tomorrow night.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Sat, 02-02-2013 - 10:02am

We got snow!  DH took Zeph to Fermi Lab to work with a carbon sequestration expert in determining the health of soils in various locations throughout the property.  It's inside so the samples must have been taken and frozen?  A morning of dirt, microscopes and carbon is DS's kind of morning!  DH is hoping to use their WiFi and log into a client's machine and do a free lance job while waiting.  Hope it works.  I've got laundry going and am about to curl up with pups and read. 

This afternoon Zeph will shovel the driveway and sidewalk.  He's got some math, history, and reading to wrap up also.  Dinner is tacos with the fixings, spanish rice and beans. 

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Registered: 05-10-2011
Sat, 02-02-2013 - 8:12pm

We had a delicious red beans and rice meal. I was out this morning with the orchestra group, always fun to see mini-musicians at play. Besides that everyone is self entertaining, or brewing in there own steam in their own room. Sometimes you are in trouble just for looking at a kid, and acused of hating them....but I know it is self inflicted pain, she is radiating at me.

 I enjoy brewing in my own room too, so I am fine with that in her. She owns no weapons (I know of) and generally is a self hurt, not harm others type. We all have to beat ourselves up a bit before we can learn to get over it, forgive oneself and find reasons to move forward again. It is helpful to keep our Ego's in check, if we fail and then learn to work thru it or find another path!  Oh, parenting teens a whole new level of fun!  Tomorrow looking forward to the dullards life of TV entertainment and eating to much! Still cold out so not much else all that affordable to do anyway. Then Monday I really need to make up more to-do list...so much needs done that only I can do here!

Trying to just be happy. As none of my kids have been kdnapped of a school bus, witnessed a murder and are living in a cold bunker with a Pshyco tonight. I will be praying heavily for the 5 year old in the USA who is and all children who need an extra  prayer tonight. Every childhood should be lower level trauma than what seems to be the "norm" of society these days. So a couple kids with extra pounds or watching to much tv seem not a big deal at all.  

Heather      

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Sun, 02-03-2013 - 11:43am

I had to log in threee times...how cool is that?

Other than that, my chief trauma is having to work on a project (that I've had trouble with) today, so I don't have to dine on crow tomorrow.

Deborah

p.s.  Yesterday dd19 agreed to practice driving: her trauma was seeing a burnt and smashed car sideways in the middle of the road, shortly after a fatal  crash a couple of years ago...it was dark and the road had just been reopened and the responders were all there, dozens of them, as it always is in our area where 19 people showed up to explain the burn ban to a two people having a weenie roast in sight of hilltops blackened for miles around.  Okay, to work!  (Really.)

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Registered: 05-10-2011
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 9:37am

Yeah Log in is still traumatic for me too. I had to try half dozen or so times and still did not get in a few times. If I were not so persistant I might never get to post. Which I am still getting the "unauthorized" notice about too. Computer Guru's taking to long a lunch, or reading threds not fixing them!

I do not see how drivers ed. teachers live thru the trauma as just having the one can be to much at a time to destress over later. I have needed more massage and long ot soaks to release muscle tension after my experiences! I wish she would practice more so we could move thru this faster, but our schedules are not matching up when neither of us have a headache and are talking before we get behind the wheel! She hates me a lot these days and her Dad is not legal to teach in the drivers ed. car, so it is SLOW going!

H.    

 

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 9:46am

How can her dad not be 'legal' to teach her to drive? Is he not a licensed driver?

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Registered: 01-06-2000
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 11:38am

DD's long weekend away was, according to her, lots of fun.  She made it back home safely despite the snow.  Where she was got a dumping of lake effect snow...it never quit snowing the whole time she was there!  She did get the experience of driving a car while other people pushed it out of the driveway (not stuck per se, just soooo much snow and it was a little car that needed help finding its way to the road) so that was good for her.  She was in a really good mood when she got home...willing to spend time with family and not exhausted from being away.  This was a good "spreading her wings", not that she's not good at spreading, but she's emotionally pretty dependent on me right now.

DS was appreciative of the fun things we did together while dd was gone.  Saturday night we somehow managed to convince dh to join us in playing games...which of course makes games loads more fun when you have 3 people instead of 2!  We even let him win a couple of times :D  Sunday morning we went bowling.  DS had 2 good games, out of 3.  He broke his old record of 83...twice...the first time he scored 87, and then on the last game he scored 126!  I can see how going to the gym has helped his upper body strength...he was handling the ball a lot better than the last time we bowled (last summer).  He's not mature enough to truly have muscles, but working with light weights has helped his endurance.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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