Can I come back after being MIA for such a long time?
I have missed the Dingoes but just didn't have time to keep up this summer. I kept thinking of you all and wondering what was up with everyone but had to limit my computer time.
I won't be running the Toronto half this month. I am so bummed - I really wanted to. A number of other things have come up that weekend that have to take priority - and I don't think I am as ready as I would like to be. There will be other chances.
Our summer was so busy - and full of wonderful memories. We traveled and camped for the month of July and that was pretty great - although I think I could write a reb-style-report of one 24 hour stretch of camping in the mountains with a throwing up kid and ravens circling our tent once they smelled it........
My kids are back to school and so am I. I took an unofficial break from school over the summer so now I have to work twice as hard to finish everything on time. I have two exams next month. I have not written an exam since the 1980's.
mommabelle - asthma makes running a challenge for me. The only way I can consistently run is by taking more medication than I am comfortable with. More and more I am focusing on walking and yoga and not pushing myself to be such a runner - but I still run as much as I can. There just always seems to be something to make it difficult whether it is pollen, cold air or smog. I do what I can - but it disappoints me. I take Singulair every night and that helps some. I also use an inhaler right before I run, but if I want to do distance then I have to use my every day inhaler every night on top of that - that adds up to one pill and 4 puffs a day for the pleasure of running - and I always get thrush when I use an inhaler
: Doing yoga before a run helps somewhat - but only if the weather is ideal.
babybaugmama - I read your post about your dd. This part jumped out at me -
|I had her draw a picture of herself and then around herself all the feeling she was having. Then I had her draw a picture of what happened and the feelings, and then a picture of what a better way to handle the situation. Her feelings were almost all anger. But when I tried to draw out the whys of the anger she focused on me and dh. I challenged that as he and I haven't changed in how we are behaving, but she has...so what else is different. This is where she just couldn't do it. I guess it's to be expected developmentally, she's in the now. So I just keep trying and wait until she adjusts to school.
We did a lot of drawing with one of our dd's when she was that age. It did help a lot. We also encountered some of the same blocks that you are. What we eventually realized on our situation was that while we hadn't
changed in anything we were doing, our dd's experience and perception of us was changing in that time, so from her perspective we were
doing things differently and that was part of the problem. She was growing and changing so much that everything in her word seemed different, and boy, did it get on her nerves! Eventually she settled down and adjusted to the world seeming so different than it had when she was "little."
kerc - wow!
on getting this far