Not a clue. I've been given a project he did at school and nothing else, including nothing from DD done at school or at home.
I think I hear DH whispering to him now about it. It sounds like DD failed to follow through on something.
Happy Mother's Day Dingo mamas! I hope that everyone is getting as much attention as she wishes to have. I got a cute card and then went to work for a few hours and in a bit I have the cast party to end the Into the Woods adventure.
I'll check in again in a few days when the waters are calm.
I spoke too soon on the plumbing.
We have an appraisal of our house from Jan 2012. If you all could offer up a little sacrifice at the altar that the underwriters for a home equity line of credit will agree to use that appraisal. My home is in *no* shape to be appraised right now. Aside from the hole in the basement floor, all the stuff that's normally in that corner of the house is now in some other corner of the house, AND we haven't done a spring purge of excess stuff. And hey, throw in for good measure, we're supposed to be out of town next week.
When I've been biking (n=3 times with a working garmin), two of those three times my heart rate was wildly high. like over 200. I think it's related to too much caffeine. So....I have an appointment scheduled with my physician, but in the meantime I'm limiting myself to one cup of coffee and one soda per day to see if the whole abnormal heart stuff goes away. Why not quit cold turkey? BTDT and it was hell all three times. But my caffeine consumption has been insanely high of late. If only someone made a good decaf coffee.
JayGee, I was thinking about you on my walk this morning. I forced myself not to run this morning; I stayed out late for two days in a row, so I slept in this morning and it was 830 by the time I left the house. Too hot to run well, and I figured a good run tomorrow was worth walking today. So I walked about 9 miles, which felt a lot more like walking meditation. A great way to spend a morning alone. Anyway, I seem to have a similar problem. I do really well when I regiment everything, but give myself freedom and all hell breaks loose. I don't know what to do besides regiment my life. It sounds terribly restrictive, but if I consider that the limitations are self-imposed and it's more about living the way I really want to...then is it really restrictive? Sigh. Anyway, I hope you can quiet your mind and find the balance again.
Plady, good luck with the mom visit. Just thinking about that really reinforced our decision to rent the apartment this summer. Definitely the right thing to do.
Gaye, I hope your presence helped give your mom the space she needed to cry and grieve as she really needs to. Hugs.
This next 10 days are going to be a challenge, in terms of social obligations and balancing with school work (ds). Going to breathe through it.
jo- your post soooo resinated with me about schedules needed to be comfortable not to feel restricted. I think it's freeing.
RR:um, a couple outdoor runs last week, but nothing since. :) I did write down a maintenance training plan that starts tomorrow to use between the half I just did and the full training that starts in July.
NRR: May is always cray cray and this year is no exception. :) I've got plans made for everthing that I can and
that has me pretty calm about it all. Now "that", I like!
Taking a day off from working out today. I may regret it later. Or I may sneak out to the gym and do something in the AC. High of 104 is today's forecast. But the reason I am taking off is because I decided to have dairy yesterday and I woke up with such back pain that running is out at least until this afternoon. Yeah, it is a bummer, but good to know. Long day ahead; ds is finishing up all his last units this week, and next week looks like finals. I am breaking out the suitcases today so we can start packing. I am excited but also sad because I highly doubt dh will get to the States at all this summer.
Wow, Sparkle!!! Your daughter ROCKS ! (Sorry I couldn't resist).
My cold is so bad that after 5 days of no running, I don't even want to go running. Very unusual for me but I've learned my lesson -- last year, same time, I pushed through and managed to land with bronchitis that laid me out for a month.
Oy Kerc, sorry to hear about the plumbing woes.
Jo, sending you good vibes for an easy and safe trip back Stateside.
JayGee, on the binge thing. It is so hard sometimes.
More later, kidlets waking up.
Sparkle - Wow! Congrats to dd! That must have been so exciting! And intense. - I saw this article a few days back and it made me laugh and think of you. I don't think it's anything you haven't probably thought of and researched even more but just in case it resonates at all: Hormones, Homeostasis and Why You Probably Need Carbs. And yeah, that B&B oatmeal was seriously over the top but I figured people were paying for a fancy vacation breakfast they wouldn't (or couldn't) do at home for themselves. I haven't made it that way since though.
Kerc - Fingers crossed for having an acceptable appraisal in hand already!
Ah yes. I'm not sure which thing that I ate (grains, wheat in particular, sugar, wine??) but the other night I was up for hours just unable to sleep because everything ached. All my old achy joints were conspiring and I assume it all traces back to the party food I've been downing all weekend. I'm happy to be getting back on track today.
JayGee - I've not been one for binging but if I was I would be. My mom pushes all my buttons too. It never fails to make me sad at how not sorry I am when she leaves. And this time she was only here for 4.5 days! And I worked a lot of those hours!
Nic - Sorry the head cold has you so out but I am glad you aren't trying to power through it at your own peril. For hard decisions.
Good job Jaxy! Starting is the hardest part and it sounds like you're doing really well.
So, things are calming down. Mom's gone, show's done, set's struck, cat's gone and moderately forgotten, donkey's rehomed. Now I get to decompress a little and do some serious purging. I have a closet full of clothes I never wear. I'm going to take my post-boxing shower and then go do a full on try-on and decide what stays and what goes. I'm feeling Buddhist so it should be brutal.
Lofty, a well-timed escape is what the sanity needs.
kerc, what lofty said on the plumbing.
Plady, have fun with the try-ons. We watched "How do I Look?" at a friend's house yesterday and then dd and her friends performed a skit, "How Do I Look: Ancient Greece." I feel like I have a closet full of the same. Of course, if I could wear a black abaya everywhere and not freak out everyone, I just might. They are awesome and cool and I just got two new ones, super-stylish and excellent.
Still not caught up on sleep. I think this week is kind of a lost cause. Today is another afternoon event, and then evening is yoga, and Friday ds's sleepover. I started packing yesterday, trying to fathom the seasons I will be moving through and pack what I'll need (for 4 months) without packing everything I own. The worst is trying to anticipate that I will have to do the Morocco trip with everything we pack. Sucks.
Anyway. I'm getting out the door.
Plady, in my opinion there is no better feeling than the Buddhist one :) (unless, of course, you were sarcastic, hehe) . Haven't felt that way in a while. Going to hear the Dalai Lama this Friday myself, it might stir some ancient feelings.
Well I just beat the bus on my bike I'm pretty proud of myself :)
Jo - Thrift stores have everything you need. Pack lightly.
The try on fest was fun as it turned out that my Senior Prom, and Sweet 16 dresses both fit me perfectly. It's been a while since I could zip that Sweet 16 dress. It was my grandmother's engagement party dress and it's old satin and lace - no stretchiness at. all. Now I wonder if I might have a tapeworm. Because diet and exercise? It's never worked so well before.
Lofty - Come on up!
About 8 gross miles later, my mood has lifted some and I feel like I have a grip. Dh helped the kids with their French this morning (with my one-semester exposure, we have surpassed my ability to check their work very effectively), Arabic tutor is home with a sick child, and Plady's genius reminder is all I need to feel a lot better about packing. Not only thrift stores, but borrowing from family and hand-me-down bags.
Now I can focus on my other big freakout: novel coronavirus.