Good Thursday Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning Friends,

    husband still hasn't sent in the lap top-plans to do it today so I get to say hello on the morning thread at least one more day.

    It's going to be a cold rainy day possibly mixed with snow in the morning. Luckily I don't have to be out on recess duty.

    I have an appointment after school that I'm going to cancel and I'm skipping book club tonight. I'm exhausted and need to get to the health club because I haven't in the last two days.

    Making my ww crusty cod recipe for dinner tonight which sounds good on such a chilly day.

    Our house is coming along and I have to say I love the color we picked. Interestingly enough husband said our neighbors on one side have almost the exact same color going up! I didn't even notice yesterday but will have to check it out today.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day:peaceful:
     
  2. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    Good Morning All! hope everyone has a stress free day!
    Mine will be filled with stress because difficult child 3 has decided Life is going to be challenging. The joys of Mental illness.


    Sharon- Hope u get some rest and I am glad u like the color u picked.

    Sending hugs Rabbit
     
  3. therese005us

    therese005us New Member

    Good morning.
    I still wake up as though I haven't slept. Today was no different.
    We woke to smoke all around us, as last night the range near us went up in flames. It was spectacular. Hindered by the wind, the firefighters worked all night. Today it is still smoldering, and smokey. LOVELY! great for my asthma (not!).

    I didn't feel up to visiting cherub today, but spoke with her twice on the phone. She misses me. But biomum was there, so she was not alone, and besides, I really feel she needs to be responsible too.
    I will visit her tomorrow. I'm so tired, I'm a danger on the road. Just drove DD12 to her violin lesson and came home later.

    DS19 was home all day, it was his rDO. So, he spent it watching DVDs.
    I tried to go on 'as usual' but it's hard. Sent a few letters to people to try and get some reaction. "We will look into it" is the response so far.
    I think I have to step back, and unfortunately, let the inevitable happen before I can further help Cherub.

    I am going to bed now, so I hope you all have a lovely day.
    I envy you the snow, it's quite hot, and windy here.
     
  4. Happy Thursday Everyone!

    Sharon, snow - oh no, say it isn't so... It's way toooo early ! I hope you can get the laptop back in working order very soon. It's amazing how much we depend on them. Crusty cod... mmm.... I know you all will enjoy that. You will be so happy when you house is completed.

    Rabbit, I hope that difficult child 3 decides on a less challenging path today... hang in there.

    Trish, So sorry to hear about the fire. It's too bad we can't send some of our incredibly rainy weather your way. So sorry about cherub as well. I know she appreciates your phone calls. I hope that the wind dies down.

    We've been super busy here with yet another home renovation project. We're replacing the tile floors in our bathrooms, repainting, and redoing our backyard. We do have illusions of selling our house once the market picks back up , and we want to be ready. Of course husband is on a business trip to San Francisco and I'm here with the workmen and the toilet that broke down last night.. some of us get all of the luck. difficult child is dutifully going off to college every day, and seems to like it. Of course, there is no longer any parent feedback for us - so we won't know how things are going until the grades come in! I'm not sure which I prefer - the constant calls of high school or the suspense of college :)

    My employer has decided to drop the HMO that we have used for 20 years, so we're in the process of scoping out new doctors. I think I'd much rather change jobs than doctors, we've become very attached to ours over the years. Not only are we changing insurance, but the price is doubling! When you add that to our mandatory furlough days - ouch. But, I am aware that I'm lucky to still have a job - so I won't be complaining too much!

    I'm hoping to sneak in a workout out the YMCA today. It's still rainy, cold, and dreary here today - maybe tomorrow will be better!

    Have a wonderful day everyone, with some quiet peaceful moments for yourselves.

    Valerie
     
  5. TPaul

    TPaul Idecor8

    We've been super busy here with yet another home renovation project. We're replacing the tile floors in our bathrooms, repainting, and redoing our backyard. We do have illusions of selling our house once the market picks back up , and we want to be ready. Of course husband is on a business trip to San Francisco and I'm here with the workmen and the toilet that broke down last night.. some of us get all of the luck. difficult child is dutifully going off to college every day, and seems to like it. Of course, there is no longer any parent feedback for us - so we won't know how things are going until the grades come in! I'm not sure which I prefer - the constant calls of high school or the suspense of college :)

    Dear 1 day,
    You have got to tell me how you are going about repainting and redoing your back yard, LOL LOL Read that and it gave me a chuckle.

    Sharon,
    I add that I hope you get your laptop up and running soon.

    Rabbit,
    Hugs your way for today!

    Trish,
    Thoughts and hugs your way!

    Hi to everyone else. Did't have but just a few minutes to get on line and had to make a quick stop here first. Have to breeze around and get ready to head out soon.

    Thoughts and hugs to all who need them today.
    T. Paul
     
  6. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folks.

    A very quick note tonight, husband & I have a big day tomorrow and need to get SOME sleep! We've got to get difficult child 3 in to the research clinic by 10 am, to complete the documentary filming. Not sure exactly what to expect there. I do have some paperwork to fill in, I'll probably do it in the car on the way in.

    After we finish, we have time to kill in the city. We have a wedding to go to at 3 pm (Sydney Botanic Gardens) and then after that we have a bit more time to kill before the wedding reception at 6 pm.

    I've been worrying about what to wear to the wedding. But whatever it is, I can't wander around the city all day wearing it. So I need to pack a change of clothes and also find somewhere to change. PLus what I wear in the morning (for filming) shouldn't look too ostentatious, I'm only supposed to look like a Mum taking her kid to the specialist... an evening gown at 10 am is a bit of overkill...

    So I'll probably just wear a simple dress in the morning, or a simple shirt and trousers. Separates are probably better, it's easier to get changed in the car while wearing separates. It's going to be one of those occasions where you dress an outfit up, or down... plus we're taking mother in law's car so my usual emergency stash (shoes, tins of fast food etc) will not be available unless I transfer them over.

    So I'd bettter get to bed so I'm awake enough in the morning to sawp stuff over.

    Today I had to see my rheumatologist, and as mother in law was still really sick (possible pneumonia, she was worried) I took her out with me. I dropped her across the road at the private hospital ER. Because she's a war widow she has preferential status with health insurance, so it was the best place for her. The regular GP she tried to see earlier in the week was on holidays, and my GP is sick.

    So while I was seeing my specialist, mother in law was waiting to be seen at the hospital. I walked over after my appointment to find she was the only patient in the waiting room. She wascalled in only a few minutes after I arrived. The doctor said her chest is clear (thank goodness) but she needed antibiotics, she has a middle ear infection as well as bronchitis. Not good in a lady of 85!

    So I went to fetch the car, collected her a few minutes later, drove to the mall and we both got a bit of shopping done (so she doesn't have to leave the house tomorrow, she can stay home and rest). I took her to the pharmacy on the way home, she she has her antibiotics script filled.

    Tomorrow after we've finished in the city in the morning, we will put difficult child 3 on the train to come home. He'll have to catch the boat as well and travel alone, but it should be an adventure for him. He can always ring us if he needs to. And we're confident he'll be fine.

    I've asked him to take a frozen curry down to mother in law's tomorrow night, plus some rice from the fridge. That way he and mother in law have a home-cooked meal for dinner; she's just too ill to cook for herself at the moment. Plus difficult child 3 will be company for her, she'll make a bit of effort if she has him over for dinner. I froze the curry into double-serve packs, although we had one for dinner tonight and it actually did three of us (although I don't eat much).

    It's times like this that cooking in bulk and freezing, really pays off!

    Enjoy your Thursday.

    Marg
     
  7. Hey T.Paul...

    Imagine how many paint samples it takes to pick the backyard colors ...LOL..
    Actually, we're redoing a landscape that is 15 years old and fraying at the edges.
    The pond has sprung a leak, the weeds have popped up, we've lost two big trees, and the pool cover has an actual marsh and eco -system completed with reeds and dragon flies!
    We've been neglectful to say the least... easy child was walking around there recently and said, Wow, this is starting to look like Grey Gardens...

    So the marsh will be banished, the pond will be plugged and refilled, and I promise, nary a bit of paint....:)

    Valerie
     
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