Bec, that's a great attitude - I really admire you for that. Both in recognizing where the problem lies and still being patient with your parents. I hope that I'm never in that position as a parent, you know? Not wanting to realize a child's faults, even as an adult? It seems very sad. But thank goodness your brother won't be there. Sad, too, but hey, his loss.
Plady, I have to agree with the others, I would not have been able to have that convo as calmly as you did. Kudos to you. And good luck on developing this play!! I really would like to hear how this develops!
Jo, That yearning for your farm life really comes through in your words! I hope that either a) you get to move back, or b) you find a niche there that works better for you and your kids. BTW, I didn't comment before on the job thing since I was so far behind, but it sounds like you had to make a hard decision with that. And you are very in tune with your kids, so I'm sure that you noticing your DS's unhappiness at school is so important! And on the vacay, sorry it's not Isanbul. I hope the Dead Sea is awesome, and yes, I have heard wonders about healing skin stuff!
Gaye! Hope you took some vitamin I before those sore muscles got too bad.
Nick, glad to hear your DH is treating you nicely! You deserve that!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I actually have an extra prep day, since my family is arriving in a few hours, and they wanted to do the big cooking/eating day tomorrow.
I could write on about the daily rigamarole around here with me and the family and running and work and whatnot, but basically...
all I really want to focus on today is that I am so very thankful to have found this online community of caring people with similar interests, a group so willing to accept new Dingos, and to never forget old ones, to be there with its members through the ups and downs and curveballs and all the stuff we go through, supporting, celebrating, commiserating, advising, listening and chit-chatting. Long live the Dingos!
Catch up with you guys this weekend!