Aw man, it wouldn't let me bring with a post from the last thread to quote :( So I shall cheat!
Vydalea: Sending everyone lots of warmth, even you, Cari, in your spring-filled southern hemisphere! Don't you dare lol... it's going to be 30C today which is more than warm enough for me :P
Red: . I hope he finds a group Wonderful news about your 7yo, so glad he is doing well in school and loving it. I wish your 9yo was having a better time:( It's heartbreaking to watch a child go through difficult times socially, we see all the good that's in them, all they have to offer and want others to see it too. I hope things get better for himthat accepts him and he flourishes:) The group we used to go to is pretty welcoming and he did well with the other kids, so I'm hopefully they all welcome him back :) I'm a bit :S as Lucas has taken to lying.. he knows I"m not thrilled with how the school has helped him so I think he's trying to get me pissed at them so he won't have to go even the next month to finish the year. He lied about being excluded from a group event yesterday, I emailed the principal asking what's up with this? and she checked with the teacher and lucas was involved in the event (the children all watch the Melbourne cup which is a huge aussie tradition)... so now I get to discuss with him how lying is not going to get him what he wants. I'm writing his learning plan as it is but I can't just stop sending him until it's provisionally approved. so my hands are somewhat tied.
Originally Posted by redveg
I just want to say not one Trick or Treater last night:( Maybe it's because of the snow? Every year there seem to be less and less kids out there, how sad:( As a child, heck as an adult it is my favorite Holiday. I hope everyone had a great night last night. My guys had some friends over. They watched scary movies and ate pizza and candy.
This is a busy week for my DS. He is getting ready to interview at the college that's his first choice. I am so nervous for him and hoping he gets accepted. I have never felt this level of anxiety before. This came so fast. They will be 18 this month on the 18th, which seems just impossible. Fingers crossed:)
I hope all is well with everyone:)
Bummer! We had about ... a dozen total? Which is pretty huge for down here! Next year, if our current neighbors are still here, we're talking about putting together a halloween street party :D Good luck to your son with his interview! I'm sure he'll knock em dead!
Originally Posted by FeralFox
Welcome to November! Good luck to all those in school (and applying to school)!
This was an eventful month for us, and I'm both happy and sad to see it end. October went out with a bang, with us closing on our land...but not the land we originally bought. At the last moment we traded our property for one of equal value just down the road. We lost four acres in the deal, but gained peace of mind, and a lot of open space. We had 18 acres of woods with a ton of swamp, and a snowmobile trail bisecting it. We traded for 14 acres at the end of a dead-end private road, with about 5 acres open in the middle, and woods all around to shelter our home from the outside world. The neighbors are lovely, the area is beautiful, and our land is absolutely perfect for us. I can't wait for summer, so we can finally leave the city and head up to our land for good.
Badger went as the planet Jupiter for trick-or-treating. What did everyone else's kids go as?
Your new land sounds perfect! And gotta LOL at Jupiter, EXCELLENT costume idea! Dressing up isn't huge here (Halloween is mostly a non event in most of Australia sadly) but my 7yo put on a vampire cloak and my 5yo put on a cute little alien hat/mask and a shirt with circuit looking bits printed on it and said he was a robot hehehe. Lucas didn't care (that's my 9yo) because he was able to score the computer without his brothers pestering him lol as they went for a brief tot walk with dad.
I've dropped the hammer on the 18yo and told him if he doesn't pass the program he's in (it's a preparatory program at the university, sort of a year 11/12 equivalent.. he has his exams today) then he'll be doing it all again. But next time he'll be doing good to get an hour a day to play on fb, or his starcraft game... because I don't think he's taken this as seriously as he should and I'm going to, figuratively speaking, kick his arse.
Think calm thoughts my way mamas... in about 6hours I have a meeting with my supervisor and the regional manager at work. If they give me the options I think they're going to (go back to the client that assaulted me or be transferred out of the job I am in to a place I hate) then I've got my letter of resignation with 2 weeks notice ready to go. I've already got a lead on another job and I'll be ringing the lady in the morning if it comes to that... I'm so over this amount of stress :(
Ok, must go get myself in gear and get a few things done! be well mamas!