nrr: paper done. semester done.
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nrr: paper done. semester done.
Can you post the recipe you used for your "cupcakes" Lisa?
Burn -- let's just say, the soup is really yummy.
No word from my RP about her dr's appt. I'm feeling neglected.
I spent my afternoon being scolded because I went to lengths to accommodate several students due to the fact that all general ed classes are massively over-enrolled. The university has been touting how much their on-time graduation rate has improved in recent years. It's improved so much, that they now admit more students so that they keep a constant amount of tuition coming in. The consequence is that a greater proportion of the students are taking general eds each term. Every Single Section of our classes have been full with a waitlist. I went and counted chairs in the classroom, and found that there were 4 more seats than my enrollment cap. So I opened the enrollment by 4. So now I'm in trouble because the room isn't assured to have that many chairs. Grrrr.
poppy, oh my, that has to be more medical adventure than you really need! I really, really hope all ends well.
School is mostly better, but today will be a short morning and a long break for mom at the health club while the kids play and read in the kids' room. They are good sports about it, poor things. There is basically a baby room with a babysitter in it, and some games and toys and a TV. The babysitter always puts the TV on, but the kids play dominoes and read their books, and it's fine. I am going to take my time today, do 45 minutes of cardio and at least 20 minutes of yoga after, and then sit someplace hot, either steam or sauna (probably steam) before taking the kids to the pool. I did take a 45-minute walk this morning, too.
I think I just need to be a lot more disciplined and respectful of my own needs and health. It comes out when I am putting myself last, and eventually everyone else will pay, too, so it just makes sense for me to meet my own needs. Why oh why is this so hard to remember?! I think I might see about a massage later today, too, after dinner or something.
I'm also logging back onto Fitday for a while to get a closer picture of my eating habits. If I know I have to log it, I think twice about putting it in my piehole, so this always helps me get things back under control.
Talked to my parents last night. They were going to my aunt and uncle's farm to have lunch with them and the kicker for the GB Packers (this, in my family, is a BIG deal). Saw a pic on FB of him (Mason Crosby) milking the cows. Cute.
jo, I'm happy that you're making your health a priority. For headaches, I get some relief using peppermint and lavender oil (in almond oil carrier) on my temples and nape of neck. I've used it for years with pretty good effect.
Geo, I hope you have good news about RP. And the seat situation sounds wild. They should be thanking you (and giving you a small bonus) for going over enrollment.
RM, the muffin/bars sound great.
Shanti, a belated congrats on the new job. May this be the beginning of many good things for you!!
poppy, good luck with the tatas! May the biopsy be easy and put your mind to rest.
sparkle, congrats on being done. Feel better soon.
RR- Just some bodyrock workouts and chin ups. Sick kiddo begged to go to school, I negotiated to half day and then she nearly fainted getting ready. She stayed home all day to rehydrate and eat after 24 hours with keeping nothing down.
NRR- See above. We had a pretty decent day at home- fiddle practice, some math work, and reading Tale of Despereaux and talking about speeches that give hope. We listened to "I have a dream" together and read Jack Layton's letter to Canadians (which still makes me a little tearful every time I read it). If you have any other suggestions for great speeches about hope, I'm interested. There are lots of American examples that I could think of, but not a lot of international stuff that I could think of, except maybe Churchill.
This afternoon I took the kids to see the mall santa. My youngest asked him for a cure for allergies/asthma, to which he looked very puzzled. I explained, but reminded her that she might also like a rock climbing harness. He then offered her a candy cane and she glared at him. Santa obviously has a hard time keeping track of her allergies- she was not very impressed.
The rest of the week is getting progressively crazier as I unloaded a meeting from today onto tomorrow, plus some errands that I couldn't do with a sick kid. My car is already packed with bottles for the depot and library books for tomorrow, but the trip to the dump may have to wait for the weekend. Car to the shop and school Christmas concert tomorrow, too.
Poppy - Good luck with the biopsy! Don't be shy about asking for pain meds and numbing stuff, my friend here who just went through cancer said the biopsy was the worst part of the whole ordeal and wished that someone had mentioned that to her before she went for it. I'm sorry to be scary sounding, but she was so upset that everyone acted like a biopsy was no big deal and felt totally unprepared for it to actually hurt. I'll be hoping that you come out all like 'what's the big deal P?" and with no more worries about thickness or whathaveyou.
Spakle, I really get what you say about plotting what you think your child should do. I spend a lot of time biting my tongue around DD as well.
LLLisa ~ pumpkin bread is in the oven. I used yogurt in place of the oil/applesauce, added walnuts and chopped cranberries, but otherwise more or less the same. You don't talk about HS much. How is it going? Is your DS finding his stride in a more positive environment? I'd love to hear an update on how he's doing. Also, what came of the pH test?
Good luck, poppy. I suspect I'll be someplace similar next week, as I've been feeling lumps that come and go according to my cycle. My doc has waved them off in the past. Now they hurt and I can feel let down occasionally (DS is 7 and weaned a full 4 years ago...)
JayGee, hopefully everyone is on the mend quickly and it doesn't spread!
RP is off for another week of no walking, no biking, nada.
DD is getting a reduction in her intervention services because she's made such great progress to the extent that she'll be "unqualified" under the reading disorder. She's keeping 2 of her days of intervention to make sure gains are maintained, and then she gets to add band for the remaining 3 days!!!! 5th grade band still doesn't fit her schedule, but 6th grade does. She'll go to the middle school an hour early to math every day to learn the flute. She's over the moon excited. We're just so proud of how hard she's worked and how much progress she's made (more than 3 years of progress in 3 months). I remember typing out just how distraught DD was on a daily basis and how worried I was about her. It was 12/12 last year I called the psychologist to get her in for a neuropsych exam that got her the laundry list of diagnoses, leading to an IEP and a list of 20 accommodations. I can't believe how much progress she's made with appropriate instruction. As my good friend (1 child on spectrum, the other severe ADHD and other complications of prematurity) says: "therapy works."
Sparkle - I feel your pain with dd. It's hard when you've caught glimpses of them at their best to not want them to perform that way every time. C did so well as Lady Macbeth and I was proud of her, except that a couple times in rehearsal she totally blew my socks off but then during the performances she went back to being just fine. Totally fine, better than most, but not that stellar performer I know is in her. I don't know how to be with that either. I want her to excel because I know she can but if she doesn't care the way I do now, how can I convey to her that someday she might regret not giving it more now while she's got the opportunity? Impossible. Youth is wasted on the young. And these two are what, only 11? Hope you're continuing to get extra sleep. That's my silver bullet too.
RM - Glad to hear HS is going so well for ds!
Lofty - Better than being a week late right?
Geo - I can't believe they are scolding you for taking on extra work! Honestly! Congrats to dd on her amazing progress!
Mommajb - Here's hoping the illness doesn't really take hold.
JayGee - And that it clears out of your house pronto!
MelW - You just described my car, except that I don't have sick kids this week to blame me not getting things done on!
Jo - I may have to check out fitday too. I've been really really weak willed recently and I think the results are the pain in my hips and back returning with a vengance.
RR: Not today. I did run 2 miles yesterday. I know, not far at all. And it was funny, I wasn't checking my watch while I ran but I was thinking "Wow! I can't remember the last time I ran and I feel so fast today! Really really fast! I feel pretty good! Wow! Go me!" so at the turn around point I check to see how fast I was. I'm thinking 9:00 or so, I was that fast right? Notsomuch, 12 and lots of change. So yeah, when you can't remember the last time you ran, anything above a trudge feels like flying.
NRR: I opted to send some fruit and goodie baskets from amazon.co.uk to my brother. It's probably just as well, fruit baskets are traditionally sneered at, as is (I suspect) anything I send anyway, so it's all good.
Now to get serious about packing up some other things that have been languishing in the outbox.
Have a happy day y'all.
Subbing in. Feeling like a ditz - took me until tonight to realize there was a reason that nobody was posting on the November thread.
Ran a Jingle Bell Run 5K on Sunday in 35:31. Not my best, but not horrid either - it was cold and wet... either I need to stay to indoor runs or I need to get shoes that are waterproof to run in outside. I've got a friend who has committed to doing one run or tri with me every month for 2013. Back to grading finals.