Good morning - TGIF!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning friends & fellow :warrior: parents. It's Friday - we've made it through the week - that long week of appointments for psychiatrists, tdocs, evaluations, blood draws, teachers, IEP's, etc, etc, etc.

    We've come out the other side a better, less wrinkled person.:bigsmile:
    :coffee:is brewing away here - another busy day ahead for me but again I have no appointments to attend. Just a continuation of my patient report for Mayo; calls to nag medical records & husband all over my back to get the taxes done.

    It will get done - just not right this minute. I expect by the end of today.

    kt is off to respite this afternoon - not back until Sunday. I love respite.

    Enjoy your Friday - keep it calm.
  2. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Linda, if you've found a way to come out of a week of meeting with all of those specialists and be less wrinkled, I hope you'll bottle that. Make it less fattening than Girl Scout cookies, will you?

    Not only is it Friday, it's LEAP DAY! Enjoy your respite! It's the opposite for me as mine have a 4 day weekend. Seems like strange timing for such a long weekend with spring break right around the corner but the kids aren't complaining.

    Have a great day, everyone.
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning,

    Linda-Wish I could say I was less wrinkled this week. I'm with SRL-bottle it:laughing: Enjoy the day. No appointments is a good thing!

    SRL-I bet the kids aren't complaining!:D Enjoy your day!

    I'm taking a half day off to take difficult child to his pre-hospitalization physical. husband is still home sick but too sick to take difficult child. This means a lot of driving around as I need to take easy child to school (1/2 hour drive each way) and then difficult child to his appointment and home. Then back to work for me. Oh, and right now there is freezing drizzle outside-what joy!:crazydriver:Hopefully it'll stop before I have to get on the road!

    After work I'm coming home and taking a nap. It's been a long week. Not even sure if I'm going to the club as I have now gone 7 days in a row-may be time for a break.

    I hope everyone enjoy a fun free choice Friday-my free choice is for difficult child becoming a easy child for the day.:angel: (Hey, I can hope right?)
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :woohoo:Happy Free Choice Friday and Leap Day!!!:bravo:

    Good Morning Friends,

    Linda, I do believe I am in agreeance with the others who suggest you bottle and sell that "anti wrinke" potion! Hope your respite is a restful one.

    SRL, enjoy the school break with the kids. Mine had a four day holiday two weeks ago and we enjoyed the heck out of no homework issues, sleeping in a little late, and watching tv at night!

    Sharon, another day of missed work for you! Hope all goes well at difficult child's appointment. How does he feel about this hospitalization? Positive thoughts for a restful weekend and improved health for your household.

    This morning I will run to the grocers after dropping difficult child off at school then run home and make sure the house is picked up for the cleaning crew. They should be here by 11 or so when I will go out and get my nails done! Gotta do at least one nice thing for me a week!

    easy child takes her first SATs in the morning. She is really low key about it. I remember being really nervous! difficult child has wrangled a promise for a trip to Game Stop after school to spend some of his allowance savings - that boy knows how to save money!!!!!

    Hope your Friday is a positive one,
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Linda, if you can get through the week and be LESS wrinkled, I want a dose too.

    SRL, I was talking to easy child about it being leap day, I told her that maybe she should propose to BF1. She replied, "I don't think so; I'm an old-fashioned girl." I told her that Leap Day IS for old-fashioned girls! I don't think she'll do it, though.

    Wiped/Sharon, sounds like a lot of driving to do today. Do drive carefully.

    Sharon/LDM, sounds like a busy morning. Enjoy the manicure.

    I had to go out today to see the GP - took mother in law too, so she could also see the doctor. Got some shopping done then home. difficult child 3 worked on his own at home - he still would have got more work done that way. But not enough - this weekend is going to be a homework weekend.

    girlfriend came for dinner tonight, she's just leaving now, difficult child 1 is driving her home. She was feeling relaxed enough with us to come in her pyjamas!
    She is very sensitive about her large bust (difficult child 1 doesn't mind it at all!) and we just watched a TV documentary about girls with large busts and how they really feel. It was very useful, easy child 2/difficult child 2 watched as well, as did difficult child 1 and BF2. The boys needed to see that it's not all a display put on for their enjoyment, and with easy child 2/difficult child 2 always complaining about being so flat, and girlfriend so self-conscious about being large - it was, I think, very helpful. The best way to think of these girls - easy child 2/difficult child 2 is built like Nicole Ritchie (only flatter) while girlfriend is more like Liv Tyler (including the looks, especially the eyes). Quite a contrast - but good friends with similar tastes.

    difficult child 1 lost his job today - they parted on good terms, but he has damaged two cars in his time at this job, because somehow they expect a new driver to be able to manouever cars in the very narrow tolerances they allow in a car yard and not scratch them.
    So it's back on the pension for him, and again looking for a job, maybe an apprenticeship at last.

    Enjoy your Friday, everyone.

  6. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Good morning everyone!

    Linda, enjoy respite this weekend!

    SRL, I have three kids in three schools so three schedules. M had a half day Wednesday. J doesn't have school today. A doesn't have school next Friday. And I wonder why I get very little done.

    Sharon, please drive carefully. Sending healing thoughts to the sickies in your household.

    Sharon, it's good to be low-key about the SATs. Good luck to easy child.

    Marg, hope difficult child 1 finds a new position soon.

    As I said above, J doesn't have school so he's meeting with our educational consultant this morning. We're trying to figure out if there's a better school choice for next fall. His current school just doesn't seem to "get" that he has a serious mood disorder that needs certain accommodations. It's frustrating, to say the least.

    After school for the girls, both J and A have friends coming over. They're working on a photo slide show for one of the friend's Bat Mitzvah in three weeks. J also did a slide show for A's Bat Mitzvah, which was very well-received. We told J he should go into business. I bet he could make a tidy sum.

    Have a peaceful day. Hi if you snuck in.
  7. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone:coffee:,

    Linda, ENJOY respite!!!:beautifulthing:

    SRL, I hope your kids' 4 day weekend goes smoothly...

    Sharon, I think you definitely need a break from everything!!! Enjoy your much deserved and needed nap!!!:sleeping:

    Sharon, Enjoy your day!!! I wish I could join you and we could have our nails done together... I agree - It is important to do at least one special thing for yourself every week!!!

    Marg, I'm sorry to hear that difficult child 1 lost his job but am glad that he left on good terms. I hope he finds a more suitable job soon!!!

    I've been very BUSY and haven't been around much. I know I have lots of catching up to do. In general, I've been taking much more time than usual for myself and not concentrating as much on difficult children issues. I'm learning that I need and deserve a life of my own. If it wasn't for all of you, I would probably spend the rest of my life feeling guilty about putting my needs first. This has been a time of tremendous personal growth for me. I realize that there is only so much I can do for my difficult children. Their problems and issues will still be here whether I constantly worry and think about the what "if"s in their lives, or whether I take time to enjoy just being me...:flower:

    Help - I didn't mean to ramble on like this in the Good Morning thread...
    Anyway, hopefully this weekend will be an uneventful one as far as my difficult children are concerned - We're going to go to a camping and trailer show this weekend. Hopefully, my difficult children will be able to stay "glued together."

    As always, I hope everyone has at least one reason to laugh or at least smile today...:flower: WFEN