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Dingos Run Walk Dance Box Pose bike and Swim into 2013 - Page 5post #81 of 3381/7/13 at 12:02pmpost #82 of 3381/7/13 at 12:26pmThread StarterQuote:I was choking back tears. I had such plans. Sad to say she's no better, her fever keeps right on even after a dose of vit I and she's napping voluntarily. Not looking good for tomorrow either.Lofty - Glad to hear doggy's prognosis is good. What an awful upset for all of you though. I think your schedule would probably work fine if everything and everyone would just cooperate, right?Poppy - Hoping you're just off busy celebrating somewhere.Gaye - Hope ds is feeling better!post #83 of 3381/7/13 at 1:56pm
no news (is good news, right?)
I have a feeling I won't hear until tomorrow, which is when my doctor is back in. I will likely call them in an hour or so, but they already told me I may not hear until he is back. Still totally confident, though. Really and truly.
Thanks for the continued good vibes!!
ETA: they just called, everything is fine! See, those dingo vibes are nothing to trifle with.
THANK YOU ladies!!
Edited by poppywise - 1/7/13 at 3:19pmpost #84 of 3381/7/13 at 3:08pmpost #85 of 3381/7/13 at 4:11pmjust checking in for all the good news-
poppy, I am so relieved for you.
lofty, glad your pup will be all right and I hope the boys cooperated.
sparkle, dose her up with all sorts of vitamins and probiotics. keep her hydrated and fed. Convince her she is well and it shall be.
We got everything on the day's agenda done in a timely fashion including science experiments. I feel like a rock star. Sort of. Dd2, 10 in Feb, has been throwing toddler style tantrums lately. We made it 3 hours straight without a fit or outburst - a record. I am having to get in her face and nip them in the bud. Simply calling her attention to the ugliness didn't quite cut it. Then they scootered along until she convinced me and the random passers-by that she fell and broke her arm. She appeared to have landed on her hand and was holding her arm just above the wrist. I got her inside so I could ice and evaluate. After setting her up with ice I went out to clean up the toys and calm myself down. I came in to find her fighting with a water bottle with both arms/hands. Verdict: her arm is fine. The girls are in the fenced backyard eating mint, rosemary, macadamia nuts and perhaps thyme. If they come in before dark I might cry.post #86 of 3381/7/13 at 4:35pmpost #87 of 3381/7/13 at 5:13pmHooray, Poppy!!!!
mommajb, I hope for your sake the kids stay outside. Kudos on accomplishing everything on he agenda.
Lofty, your MDC nickname suggests something about how high you set the bar for accomplishments I like the Vancouver Sun Run training programs: they have a beginner 10k and a run faster 10k plan. They are 13 week plans, so probably perfect timing for you.
Plady, sparkle and tjsmama, sending quick healing vibes to all of your kids.
I have been out almost all day with the kids, including a two hour work meeting over lunch (they had a feast and left us alone for most of the first hour, thankfully). I accomplished a lot of errands and "to do" list stuff and made it home in time to take down the Christmas lights before dark (we're up to almost 8 1/2 hours of daylight again!!). Now to tackle the breakfast dishes while the youngest draws a mural of dinosaurs and the oldest works on math. She finished enough to get her first reward novel last night, but stayed up and read the whole thing in one night.post #88 of 3381/7/13 at 6:33pm
poppy, so very pleased and relieved. Now you can heal in peace, plus the cyst is gone, right? Good news!
I'll spare everyone the rest of what I thought I had to say. Really. I think it's getting to be time for this mama to get away for a few days. Doesn't help entirely to get together with everyone else after winter break and hear about 6 different destinations and family trips. I'm happy for them, but I do wish dh's work would calm down enough for us to take a week and go.post #89 of 3381/7/13 at 6:55pmpost #90 of 3381/7/13 at 7:15pmYAY POPPY!
Oh MommaJB, you are too kind. Mint, rosemary, thyme & nuts!? Generous! Awesome day accomplishing your tasks. Maybe it's tough getting back into the saddle. I fell off and busted myself up big time!
I did manage to salvage a bit of the day if you count the 2 hours of quiet time I schedule and the huge progress in their assigned reading and music. I realized I could call it a teacher's conference day (that would be me conferencing with me) and just start tomorrow. But I am working on a schedule that gives me the time I need to read & run, write & weights or everything will just be meh-quality.
Thank you, Mel. That schedule is just what I need! eta: Actually, it's perfect! The program ends one week after my race but since it doesn't start for 2 weeks, I can bump the whole thing up a week early and follow it exactly. Three days a week. I can do this. Thanks!
No run today. No yoga. No weights. I've only been out once since my run with Plady. I am feeling blobby. Tomorrow, something.post #91 of 3381/7/13 at 8:00pmQuote:
You are cracking me up. I am not feeling kind today nor was that a recipe - it is what grows in the backyard. They have to crack open the macadamia nuts with found rocks. They generally make themselves tea using beach toys from the garage. They can pick lemons and oranges from the neighbors shrubs. Oh why does it not feel like the paradise it sounds like?
I hope you find a schedule that gives you all you need.post #92 of 3381/7/13 at 10:32pmPoppy--yay for great news!!!
mommajb--so sorry about the 10yo, especially the drama over not-broken arms. My 8yo has turned into a bit of a hypochondriac lately. I don't know if she's growing or what, but she manages to bite her tongue and fingers on a daily basis, not to mention pinching her fingers in things, walking into walls, and generally being a klutz. I wrote down every time she got hurt today: 9 times. This afternoon she bonked into her sister's head with her face at the playground because she wasn't looking where she was going. J was fine, but R carried on and kept insisting her face was broken. (It didn't even look bruised, except that she kept pulling at it and rubbing it.) Then we went to a craft store and she managed to bang her forehead on some of the brackets on one shelf and was wailing about how she thought she'd broken her skull. Um, no, it's pretty hard to get a skull fracture. "But it hurts!!!!!" Yeah, that's because your body keeps telling you, unsuccessfully, to be more careful with where you put your fingers/arms/legs/head.
Plady--I'm so sorry. Sending get well vibes for your little one
lofty--love the phrase "meh quality."
RR: 3. Yay! Also some weights. Went to Bally's with my free 7-day pass and while there are a lot of things I like about Planet Fitness, this is where I need to be. It was nice to just circle the indoor track mindlessly rather than be on the hamster wheel.
NRR: Had a fairly relaxed days with the girls, R's anxiety notwithstanding. I also need to call my sister and see if I need to help with morning drop-off, but I'm avoiding it because she is in a mood. I suspect she's depressed, but she won't try homeopathic/alternative methods, therapy or drugs and she's so critical of everyone that it's hard to have a conversation. Her SIL has a 6-month-old who caught RSV, was hospitalized overnight and went home on oxygen. Then SIL herself caught bronchitis and BIL caught a stomach bug all at the same time. My sister's response to all this was "yeah, well I have a baby on oxygen because he still hasn't passed his test so stop whining already." Um, ok. (Baby C is just fine, other than he needs to be on oxygen. She's convinced, however, that all is bad until proven good.) Talking about doing fun stuff just reminds her of what she doesn't have; complaining spurs pity poker, offers to get groceries or help are refused. She also complained that my parents are turning into hypochondriacs because they're analyzing every little symptom in case they're getting sick (because, see, we don't want to accidentally expose her kids to any germs), and in the next breath went on and on about how her kids are so medically fragile and can't be exposed to any germs. But apparently we shouldn't say things like "my throat seems a bit scratchy so I won't come over," even though we shouldn't come over if that's the case. ??? I really wish she'd get help or at least accept some help.
Maybe it's in the air because my parents are a bit crazed too. They closed on their new house at the end of the month and their old one is under contract. Anyhow, my parents want to paint the new one and are moving some stuff over, but aren't bothering to tell us how we can help or when we can help them move boxes. They made all sorts of plans with my sister, but neither of them bothered to tell us. This weekend, I called to see what the plans were, but my BIL had come down with something and my parents weren't feeling great so they stayed home on Saturday. I said we could help some on Sunday, but we had to go to a funeral at 5. My mother was actually annoyed by this. So they said they'd call and see if the timing worked out so we could help them unload boxes, but then they didn't so I called them. Mom said they didn't need help, and we could go to "that thing you have going on this afternoon." Seriously? That THING? It's not like my mom is dismissive of funerals when she's going, but it really burned me that she treated it as oh, funeral, trip to the zoo, whatever, all the same thing: not helping them despite their distinct lack of communication ('cause we're so selfish). They usually are really good about saying when and where they want us, so I don't understand what's going on.
It was a nice funeral. The man who died was a longtime church member, he and his wife sang in the choir with us, he served on church council with DH and he and I were also on call committee. Church was filled to capacity with chairs set up in the narthex for the overflow. The girls were wired so I kept them in the nursery and just listened to the service. DH sat with the choir and I popped in for the choir anthem and went back to watch the kids. It was for the best: singing the hymns is usually a trigger, and indeed, every one made me cry. I have many fond memories of him.
Edited by Realrellim - 1/7/13 at 10:45pmpost #93 of 3381/8/13 at 4:35am
Real, that happens to me too. The tears, I mean. It's often cathartic and not bad, but I can be kind of a mess. I hope whatever's got everyone strung out comes to an end without serious drama. And so glad you got a good run, and that it seems you've found a good place to work out. Makes such a difference. And as the kids grow, I hope it all starts coming together.
My dd is on a bender, too. Not hurting herself, just diarrhea of the mouth. Really puts her foot in it. I have got to slow her down.
Mommajb, I understand that paradise/prison feeling. Deeply some days.
Am feeling significantly less whiny now. I ran/walked this am (more walking, but not bad), and the kids burned through some tests they had, and then we took our outdoor PE time, I did a good half hour of yoga at the gym, and we walked/rollerbladed back and enjoyed...wait for it...a QUIET HOUR! Now dinner's cooking in the oven, kids are back at work (and have a couple hours ahead of them) and dh is on his way home. My plan is to write while they do online work this evening. I will not be defeated by circumstance--this is a mantra I am trying out.post #94 of 3381/8/13 at 5:09am
Real - ugh on the family drama. Is there any way to just step back from it all and let them revel in their drama knowing this is what they will do with or without you? You sound like you need a break from it all
Jo - so, so glad to hear you finding such a good routine. How is the writing coming?
loftmama - hope you get out for that run today
mommajb - I hear you on the fits of rudeness. My kids go through spats of that and it is so hard to live with. I can fine patience and kindness for a lot of stuff but rudeness rarely makes the list. I have to dig really deep inside myself to find some insight and compassion to whatever is at the root of the rudeness. I still can't stand it but with my kids that is usually the only way through.
MelW - I have been noticing the extra light each day too. I love it!I love this time of year for that very reason.
NRR - h was home yesterday and dd1 had her bottom braces put on yesterday and dd2 had hers tightened for the first time so they are both staying home for the morning. They were in too much pain to sleep well last night, even loaded up with ibuprofen, so I am letting them sleep in and then driving them in to school later this morning. Maybe tomorrow I will actually have a day by myself to get back to my own schoolwork - and a bit of my sanity back, if I get really lucky.
RR - the little snow we have will all melt by the weekend so that means walks and yoga. It looks like the temperature is supposed to drop after that so with any luck we will get enough snow for some snowshoeing.
I need to find some time to get on the dingo recipe blog - found the best ever black bean burger recipe this weekend and I am hooked. These are SO good!post #95 of 3381/8/13 at 8:56amGood morning Dingos!
jooj - what is this "quiet time" of which you speak?!
Shanti - I hope your DDs are in less pain this morning. I remember the awfulness of the day after my braces were tightened. Ouch!
Real - your family... sheesh. What can I say? They all seem very prone to passive-aggressiveness. I'm sorry your attempts to help are met with such resistance.
Poppy - YAY for the all clear!!!!! I know you weren't too worried, but it's still great to get that confirmed, isn't it?!
mommajb - still, I'd rather be surrounded by sunshine and fresh citrus as the backdrop for the humdrum of everyday life!
RR - the sky is blue, the sun is shining, I will walk as soon as I get off the computer!
NRR - I had my MRI this morning and the results will be read by the radiologist sometime in the next 24 hours. I have an appointment with the pain management doctor on Thursday afternoon to decide on "next steps". I actually hope the MRI shows a herniated disc, because then I'll have a concrete "why" to all of my issues. And a treatment plan that isn't just shooting in the dark as it has been for the last 3.5 years. On the way home from the MRI place, I drove past a big group of women (many of whom I knew) running together and I started to cry. I can't even begin to explain how much I miss running, in spite of my best efforts to talk myself into not missing it.post #96 of 3381/8/13 at 2:31pmThread Starter
Because it's still real life? I know what you're saying though. I haven't had the rudeness issue so much but the other night dd1 was mad at me (and the world in general) and Hoo Wee was it cold! I guess I'd better prep myself for when that becomes how-it-is around here.
Ugh, what a difficult way to live. I am sorry that you've got to weather all this crazy from every side.
Oh JayGee I am praying that they find something that will have a fix.
Poppy - So glad!
RR; Boxed, but it was brutal. I had zero energy and even the teacher mentioned it.
NRR: Dodging in here between trips to cater to the two sick girls nesting in the tv room today.post #97 of 3381/8/13 at 4:00pmpost #98 of 3381/8/13 at 4:00pmpost #99 of 3381/8/13 at 5:44pmJayGee, you deserve a good cry and more. I really hope the pain doc has some concrete answers for you that are attached to fixable problems.
Shanti, I wish I could send some of our snow your way. We didn't melt from the mid to late December snows and had another couple inches today.
real, the family drama sucks. Your sister stories remind me a bit of my sister, especially with regard to postpartum mental health.
Jo, I've said it before but you sound SO GOOD right now!!
RR- About an hour of shoveling this afternoon/evening. Our driveway plus the neighbour's because her two year old was throwing a major fit about mitts and needing to be carried and generally making shoveling impossible for her mum.
NRR- Husband saw his rheumatologist yesterday and bone scan results show effects of arthritis in his spine and shoulders. The years of pain have an obvious physical cause. Other tests also show elevated liver enzymes, so he's changing up his pain/arthritis mess in hopes of giving the liver a break. I think I'm grieving the future (potential) loss of a running partner while still trying to be upbeat.post #100 of 3381/8/13 at 6:32pmYAY, poppy!
sparkle~I hope DD is on the upswing. I would totally dose her up!
real~Your stories about your family make me glad that I live 1100 miles away from mine.
shanti~I (literally) feel your DDs' pain. Ugh. I had no idea what I was getting into with this invisalign thing. OUCH. Hope they're feeling better and able to eat soon!
As for me, yesterday was pretty much a complete wash, but today we are getting back into our regular routine. Not going skiing yesterday was the right call, since DS laid on the couch watching tv all.day.long. And he never does that. He's usually good for maybe an hour, then he wants to be playing. Not yesterday! Today, he was pretty much back to normal, but totally wiped out after school. Thank goodness that they don't have homework this week. We spent an hour writing up a report of his cousin's Flat Stanley's adventures in Colorado, he picked at his dinner, and I put him to bed by 7pm. And he promptly passed out, which tells me that he's still not 100%. My day was spent at the Y working off the fact that I didn't get a workout yesterday and that I ate a crapload of fried food last night, running errands, and napping in case I get called in to work tonight. Yep, back to a normal routine. And speaking of OUCH...not sure if I mentioned it here or not, but I've been doing laser hair removal (thank you, groupon) and YEEOWCH did today's session hurt. Like, eyes watering hurt. Oh, the things I will do for beauty.
rr~The nice thing about DS being back in school is that it forces me to get up in the morning so that I can get a workout in, right? I headed straight to the Y after I dropped him at school, got there in plenty of time to run for 30 minutes and then hit spin class. I gained a pound last week (stupid vacation), so need to get that back off...we have three more weeks of our biggest loser contest at work, and I'm less than 2 pounds from goal weight (7 from my ideal/dream weight).
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