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post #161 of 915
Geo, I like your creative ideas. I wonder how clearly he understands/how well the teacher has communicated the boundaries and expectations of the classroom. It really could be that this could be a relatively straightforward fix before certain behaviors become habits. Could it be that he has been discouraged from verbal communication and is feeling frustrated and at his wits' end? So many possibilities. Oh, to be a fly on a wall. I hope you find some solutions soon, Mandy. One thing you said just caught my eye. Do you think ds could simply use more one-on-one time with, for example, dh? Not just for the escape from the rigors of kindy and preschool stuff, but just to be with his dad? My kids savor that dh time and it makes them visibly better, fuller little people to get ample attention and interaction with dh.

And Geo, that was incredibly insensitive of your colleagues. I am by no means a fashionable dresser...I'm the person who buys a shirt in all the available colors if I like the fit. I basically have several versions of a single uniform, and I'd be hurt by such a backhanded compliment.

Frankie is making me insane. I can't wait for breeding season to be over.

Don't think I'll get a run in today. I'm OK with it. It's freakin cold out there. I'd love to just stay in and knit, but dh has other ideas...
post #162 of 915
So I'm feeling stupid about how upset I am, but damn. Dh just forwarded to his mother some pictures my SIL took, so she can use them in her Christmas card. He didn't show them to me first, and I look so bad. Just awful. I'm not fixated on my looks, I don't think, but I'm crying about how ugly I look in these pictures. Why he couldn't have just asked me I have no idea.

Sigh. I feel like crap imagining all of MIL's Christmas cards including this photo. I guess I could take another one and ask her to include that instead, but if she gets a whiff of embarassment or vulnerability on my part she'll refuse for some perfectly reasonable reason.

eta: yeah, I'm a little hormonal here. Good run, feel somewhat better.
post #163 of 915
Mandy - I hope they get it figured out with your son. I know Katie has been a huge puzzle since starting school. She hasn't had behavioral issues, but we spent all of first grade with her being academically way behind all of her classmates. It's just hard finding the right combination of things to help her access the information that is being presented.

Geo - What a rude comment. How hard is it to say, "You look fabulous!" Which, you do!

RR: I was going to take a rest day and do 7 tomorrow after spin class, but decided to meet my friend at the gym, do upper body workout, then run! This is a relief, because the spin class always kicks my butt! So, I have 27 miles run this week! Only 70 miles to go!!!
post #164 of 915
Oh Gaye, that's so sad .

Mandy ~ I'm sorry your DS is having such issues with school. I think the others have already chimed in with some wonderful ideas. I really hope things can improve for him.

Geo ~ sheesh, some people just don't know when to put a sock in it . A simple, "You look great!" would have sufficed.

RR: Went to the Y this morning and did my Saturday morning spin class followed by 2000m in the pool. Maybe it's just me, but swimming is seeming easier all of a sudden.

DH and I are headed to our annual ROTC holiday shin-dig. Time to jump in the shower!
post #165 of 915
Geo, I bet you looked awesome! Tell that person to stuff it. I dream of looking so good sometime that people won't recognize me or at least forget how I ususally present myself. I would carry on more but I risk saying something equally stupid.

JayGee, I bet you will look awesome after that shower.

Penelope, Did you send her another photo? Just think how you will wow people next year.
post #166 of 915
Ok, I am so excited!

I've been asking Courtney (11) on and off to run with me. She plays select soccer and has been practicing/playing up to 5 days a week some weeks so I've never pushed the issue. Today was her last game until State Cup in mid January, so we talked a bit about keeping her moving on the way home from her game.

I was sitting around wasting time this afternoon and she asked ME to go run with her!!! How can a girl refuse!

She did the first 1.5 with me at about an 11 min mile pace including a one minute walk break midway. I had to hold her back early and push her a bit at the end, but she did it! I looped back and dropped her at home because she had to pee, then I did another 2 miles of hills.....without my headphones! It was the first time I've ever run without music and I was really pleasantly surprised to discover that I like the silence and the sound of my own feet.

Just as exciting, I have a date with a new running partner on Monday am. She just did her first half so I'm really intimidated, but I know that at least for short distances I'm faster than her, so I think it will be a good match. We plan on doing a half together in June.
post #167 of 915
22F with my RP. Both of us were cold around our middles. Does it just require an extra layer? RP was appropriately incensed about my colleague's comments, which actually resulted in an interesting conversation about body image, self-consciousness, and whatnot. I don't see eye-to-eye with her at all about these issues, but I'm really comforted to know she really thinks about them.
post #168 of 915
It is 17F this am and the ladies are meeting here in 13 minutes.

ETA, Geo, I do better if I tuck my bottom layer in (shirt, zip t-neck, wind proof jacket) , and I am considering mittens over gloves as i can always put the mittens in my pockets a few miles in.
post #169 of 915
Gee, who turned off the heat here??? It's 18F this morning. I've decided to push my run to after church rather than before, because this Mama is just not that hardcore .

mommajb ~ definitely wear mittens over your gloves.

geo ~ I have a sleeveless wicking layer I wear right next to my body in super-cold weather, and I tuck it in. So usually it's my sleeveless shirt, a l/s tech shirt, a thin fleece and a jacket for me when the temps dip below 20F. That combo seems to protect my belly area pretty well.

Happy St. Nicholas Day! My children were super-excited to find a small gift and some sweets in their shoes this morning . Since my Mom is German, I've celebrated this holiday since I was born, and I've now passed it on to my children who love the story .

Advent event for today ~ A TREE!!!!!
post #170 of 915
JayGee, tree day! Seems exciting! Happy Advent (is that even right?!)

Crummy fm report: went out super early to do 7 because we had to take dh to the airport. It was cold (46 degrees, cold for here) and I wasn't adequately dressed. I gave up after 4, the wind was blowing, I was freezing, and I couldn't get my act together. Blah. I guess I'm already behind in marathon training!

Tomorrow I am not working so I will run after I drop the kids at school. The rest of the week, . I really need the money I'm making this week, but I am thinking at least one or two of the days I will ask the preschool to keep ds an extra hour (and pay for it) just so I'll have time to shoot home after subbing, run a quick few miles, then shoot back to get him. It will be worth the money, right?! I need it. Anyway it's probably cheaper than a sitter, if I even knew one, which I don't.

I think we'll hang our meager Chanukah decorations today. The kids have choir practice (next Sunday they'll be singing at the big Menorah Lighting ceremony downtown in the main park, Chabad does this nearly everywhere). Then I have to take everyone to the grocery store which is not fun, esp. as we're on a very tight budget (no treats). Sigh.

Happy Sunday!
post #171 of 915
Happy St. Nick's day! The kids set their boots out, and got a couple pieces of chocolate and some crayons!

Off to spin class!
post #172 of 915
Bec and Jaygee, you sweet, sweet mamas!! I'm picking up some lovely traditions to begin myself. My own mother is not the most maternal, and my family is, well, not very family orientated. DH and I really want to change that so it's lovely reading about all these advent activities, too.

mommajb, you are hardcore, woman! I have to admit that I like to run in the cold, though. I am a wimp in the heat.

Penelope I have no idea what people are thinking with such 'compliments'. Blimey, I would be so self conscious, too. I am also someone who finds trousers and tops in one style and buys 2 or 3 of them in various colors. It's almost always oversized. I'm stylin'.

Hopefully we're managing to fight off whatever bug is trying to infect us. I felt pretty awful yesterday and DS is coughing and sneezing, though pretty happy still. I rowed yesterday and this morning - 12k yest, 10k this morning. I took Raf to have some lunch with some lovely women who either haven't met DS or who saw him when he was first born. None of them have kids and it was very sweet how these women cooed over him. With no family in the States it's even more special to have so many great women in my life.

Planning on running this afternoon as it's a beautiful day. The first snow of the season...
post #173 of 915
Ugh I have had no motivation to run in the cold. I finally found Val's snowsuit so if I do decide to go at least she'll be warm. I think some snow is headed our way soon! It might be that time of year for yoga instead.

Paige - Are there any good zumba instructional videos on YouTube?

zubeldia - I'm jealous of how much you get done with a small baby.

Gaye - I'm so sorry about baby Jimmy and his mama.

I was going to get Val's Christmas pictures today, but she's teething and we were up and down all night. I don't know if I have it in me...
post #174 of 915
We have the first few flakes coming down, too, and I am sort of thinking the same thing. I haul a lot of buckets of water through the winter months, and shovel a lot of snow, and yet I know I need to keep running. Ah, treadmill, thus we rekindle our love/hate relationship...

We're expecting our first "snowstorm" tonight with a couple of inches, and then a followup a couple days later with several more inches. I cannot put into words how thankful I am to be a SAHM this winter. For some reason, my snow anxiety has been building and building, and the drive to and from work in bad conditions has been getting more and more stressful. I think I am actually looking forward to snow days with the kids this winter. Hot chocolate, snowmen (if it's warm enough), sleds, hanging out in the barn with the animals... Just need to make sure we always keep a good store of library books and baking staples on hand.

Lofty, any recommended resources on classical curriculum? I'd like to develop some structured learning for the kids' off time. They have off 12-23 to 1-04, and I'd really love to dive into something deeper than drilling math facts. I want to take advantage of reading enthusiasm.
post #175 of 915
Well, so much for my great plan of running today...14 degrees (which I expected) and three inches of snow and still going strong (which I did not). Sigh. I guess I'm heading to the Y for the dreadmill. For 12 miles. I'm downloading a movie on iTunes now to hopefully put on my iPhone, for however long my battery will last. Of course, on Tuesday they're installing the fancy new treadmills with individual tvs, including iPod docks.

I put DS to bed last night at 5:45 and he still isn't up yet at 8:45.
post #176 of 915
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It is 17F this am and the ladies are meeting here in 13 minutes.
A long time ago I was a lift op at A Basin (Gaye and Real know where) and if it was 17 degrees by the time I opened the lift it was going to be a warm day!


Gaye - I'm so sorry to hear about Jimmy. That is so tragic, I can't imagine how the husband is coping with such a total loss out of the blue.

So yesterday I went off-island with the swim team to "teach a diving clinic" based on someone overhearing me casually mentioning that I dove in HS. Anyway, I was feeling pretty anxious since A) I was the worst diver on my team and B) I haven't set foot on a diving board in about 20 years. But, amazingly enough, enough of what i knew was still locked into my muscle memory and I managed to do a few dives that made little girls clap and cheer! Oh the joy of being a unique fish in a small pool! And, regardless of what my dives looked like I had a ball, two hours of free rein on a board with no one to look out for except myself and any kids who wanted tips. It was AWESOME. And, I'm pretty sure I'm in much better shape now than I was in high school which I know came into play, I could adjust my form in ways I'd never been able to before. Total fun city.


Well, our power has already gone out once today and we've got gale force wind warning and sub-freezing temps expected so I'm going to make sure we have lots of water on hand and the candles at the ready. It was nice to wake up to no power knowing that the woodstove would still be keeping it toasty.

Jo - I'm glad you get to stay home this winter too, I bet it will help your SAD just being able to hibernate as needed.
post #177 of 915
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So I'm feeling stupid about how upset I am, but damn. Dh just forwarded to his mother some pictures my SIL took, so she can use them in her Christmas card. He didn't show them to me first, and I look so bad. Just awful. I'm not fixated on my looks, I don't think, but I'm crying about how ugly I look in these pictures. Why he couldn't have just asked me I have no idea.

eta: yeah, I'm a little hormonal here. Good run, feel somewhat better.
Oh, I'm sorry. I have put on a lot of weight in the past few years and I always have such a hard time looking at pictures. I wish I were easier on myself, like I am with others!

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Gee, who turned off the heat here??? It's 18F this morning. I've decided to push my run to after church rather than before, because this Mama is just not that hardcore .

mommajb ~ definitely wear mittens over your gloves.

geo ~ I have a sleeveless wicking layer I wear right next to my body in super-cold weather, and I tuck it in. So usually it's my sleeveless shirt, a l/s tech shirt, a thin fleece and a jacket for me when the temps dip below 20F. That combo seems to protect my belly area pretty well.

Happy St. Nicholas Day! My children were super-excited to find a small gift and some sweets in their shoes this morning . Since my Mom is German, I've celebrated this holiday since I was born, and I've now passed it on to my children who love the story .

Advent event for today ~ A TREE!!!!!
We also love St. Nicholas day here! It's about the only winter holiday I get to celebrate since it is far enough from Christmas that my uber-religious IL's can't claim it. We all love it!

Winter running gear seems to be the only thing I DO have figured out!

When it is below 30, I wear Under Armour frosty tights and subzero mockneck under a tshirt (or vest) with light gloves.
As it gets colder I add: knit stretchy gloves, occasionally mittens (-10F), a rolled up neck gaiter for covering my ears, zip-up sweatshirt, fleece pants, smartwool socks.
The Under Armour makes such a difference! I bought some ColdGear the first winter I started running (about 4 years ago!) and they are still in great shape. I don't wash them after every run- maybe once a week if they need it- and I never put them in the dryer. They are good as new and they get a lot of use, even when I'm not running!

OK, CornFlakeGirl and MamaBeth!! Tell me about your VFFS!

I really like my watershoes, but I can tell that my running form is getting worse since I can't run barefoot anywhere. I have taken a week off from running and my shins aren't twinging anymore.. I am going to try and do a really easy run/walk today and see how it goes.
I am ordering a pair of VFF Flows for the holidays. Well, I will be- they are backordered now. I am hoping they are warm enough that I can do at least some of my winter running in them.
post #178 of 915
I get daily emails from 6pm.com since finding my favorite bags on clearance there. Today their deal of the day was my beloved NB1224s for $39.95! I've worn some version of this shoe since doing the breast cancer 3 day 8 years ago~ at times I will stray but I always come back and this is the cheapest I've ever found them.

Guess I'll wrap them up and put them under the tree, then stick them in the closet until my current ones (only about 3 months old) are ready to retire.
post #179 of 915
i'm going to knit DS a control panel wristband for his robot brain today. that way he can reboot if he needs to. definitely worth a try and he's excited for it. only thing is i don't have any gray yarn, we'll have to see if another color will do. My gut tells me that this is just a really rough stage and it will pass. However, I had hoped that things would be improving by now, and they're not yet. I'm going to try getting him to bed earlier, it gets tough as he's already in bed at 7 and trying to get dinner and everything done in that time frame is tough.

FM - 2.25 hour bike ride this morning. it probably should have been 3 hours, but i don't have my winter shoes yet and my toes are not handling cold weather very well. i don't want to continue to wreck them by freezing them, so I turned around a bit earlier. Leg muscles are feeling crampy and tight, so i got out the foam roller when i got back. Youch!
post #180 of 915
4.25 in cold sunshine, getting while the getting is still here. Knee got wonky at 3mi and I walked it in from 3.75. Hoping it was just the cold and the fact that I forgot to take any ibuprofen, and my arthritis is really buggy today.
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