Good Tuesday Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning All,

    It's cold here this morning-only 1 degree. Tonight the really cold wind chills return. Maybe if I repeat, "Spring is coming" often enough I'll start to believe it.:hypnosis:
    A busy day ahead. I do have to call difficult child's psychiatrist and tell them to go ahead and set up the hospitalization for difficult child (I updated in the I need a break thread) After work I have a therapist appointment. I'm glad because after this week I need it. Tonight difficult child has wrestling practice. I would like to think I'm going to make it to the health club since we didn't get there yesterday but usually after practice we're too tired.

    At easy child's conference we found out she's been instant messaging and googling instead of doing her homework:highvoltage: The good thing is we have a plan. Her teachers handled it really well. They really approached it from a caring stand point and gave her lots of positives. The English teacher told her when easy child isn't prepared she loses her best discussion person. easy child was grinning ear to ear at that.

    I hope everyone enjoys a day filled with peace:flower:
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :beautifulthing: Good Morning Everyone!

    I'm trying to convince myself "It's a beautiful thing" but my first thought upon waking this morning was "back to the old grind"! Having the last four days off was wonderful but, here we go again!

    Sharon, glad you are looking into hospitalization for difficult child. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you. I had a feeling easy child was on the computer. I mentioned that in my reply to you yesterday. She is the age where this is kinda an obsession - been there!

    Decided not to do laundry yesterday so now I feel like I have mounds to do! I need to work all day at the office today so it's going to be one of those 2-day laundry events - just have to find the time :embarrassed:.

    We all had a nice day yesterday but I think difficult child is coming down with something. He was doing a lot of sneezing last night and the old nose was running.

    I hoping everyone has a great Tuesday :flowers:!

  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical


    Sharon I hope things go well with difficult child. It sounds like you are going to have a busy day. I will start changing the Spring chant also. Not much better in Iowa either.

    Well today I am on day two of the transition conference. So far it has been ok. I will wait til its over then I will post about how it all went. I am still processing so many things. Wish I could have slept better. Ah well I can't at home so why would I here.

    Not looking forward to the drive. I had hoped the highways would be clear by the time I went home but it doesn't look that way.

    Hope everyone has a great day.

  4. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning friends,

    Sharon, sounds like a busy day ahead - I'd personally skip the wrestling - let difficult child know the family is dead tired, get a couple of videos & put the young man down early for the night. Good luck with psychiatrist call & hospitalization. There are a few good RTCs here in the Twin Cities if you need info (the one kt & wm were in specialized in adopted children & their very special needs (that wasn't just about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) either; it included drugs during pregnancies & such things) - I know it's a trek. I'm also wondering about, I believe it's Froedert Hospital, down in Milwaukee, I believe it is.

    It's below zero here as well. I've been up & about for a few hours now - mind busy with this & that. Wishing I could vacuum but can't because the rest of the family has to sleep. Sleep sure has a way of getting in the way of my "plans". :laughing::halfsmile:

    kt is back to school today - thank goodness. She actually had a good day yesterday making bead jewelery. A set of earrings to match every outfit she owns! :hairy::you_go_girl:

    Need to get some hmj brewing here - I'm done with the chamomile tea for the night. Ewwwww - awful stuff.

    Enjoy your day - hope it's peaceful & productive.
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, people.

    Sharon/Wipred, do yo ustill need the health club after practice? And I hope easy child finally gets the message, and stops sending them when she should be working!

    Sharon/LDM, sometimes when the laundry gets out of hand, don't you just want to take it all out onto the lawn and hose it? Never fear, you will get through it. I used to do a load of washing when i got home from work, then hang it out overnight. It would dry eventually. Just sort through and make essentials only your first load - a few pairs of underwear for each person, plus one pair of trousers and two shirts. Line them all up and give them lessons on how to operate the machinery.

    Beth, get some sleep and drive safely. In that order.

    Linda, the jewellery sounds lovely. I used to make jewellery when I was about kt's age - no beads though. I used to buy copper sheet and copper wire and make chains and pendants. And now husband is playing with metal again, I'm thinking of getting back into it, I have some new designs I want to try (with his help).

    I'm still very tired - I made an appointment to see my doctor tomorrow. easy child 2/difficult child 2 saw her specialist this afternoon, he wants her to try Tryptanol, see if the problem is related to oversensitive nerve supply in her stomach. I hope she can handle the medications - they sedated me badly, when I took them.
    Tomorrow the doctor, the day after - my unbalanced cleaner. He's already had one client that I know of, ask for a change. I know I need to 'dob him in' but I'm still nervous that I will be leaving myself wide open for criticism (and failure to succeed in getting the change). It's a small town, if he thinks I've cost him his job, I really don't want that at all. It will come back to bite me, big time. They say confession is good for the soul - I might remind him of this, suggest he come clean to the agency and fall on his sword. Do the honourable thing.

    Wish me luck!

    Have a good Tuesday.

  6. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Good Morning all. It sounds like many are still experiecing winter. My daffodils are about to blossom although everyone assures me winter will raise it's ugly head soon. This is just a tease.
    My family visited over the weekend and loved the area. My mom is still here for a few days.

    Sharon, good luck with difficult child and getting things going in a positive direction. Hopefully they will come up with a better plan that is long term and on going instead of band aid hospital/medication/therapy.
    easy child sounds like a regular teen who is going to stir the pot with you since difficult child is soaking up all the parental attention. easy child;'s are funny like that. They get what they need by positive or less than positive ways. I hope it isn't a pattern. Hugs.

    Timer, how nice that Kt is doing jewelry. Sounds very creative. It's always nice to send them to school that first day. I must say I prefer hmj to tea any day but it's what I grew up with.

    mrscatinthehat hope your drive isn't as bad as you anticipate. Be safe.

    LDM, I have that whole laundry thing happening too. Fortunately mom loves to fold laundry and it's not too much standing for her.

    Marguerite, I hope they figure out what's going on with your exhaustion. I'm sure it is frustrating.

    difficult child continues to exhibit some of his ODD behaviors that made him not too successful at the last program. Outbursts that worry the staff continue when difficult child is frustrated. Doesn't leave me optimistic that he will succeed. He has 4 1/2 months to show us that he is willing to do what he needs to be part of this community. I suggested to difficult child that maybe they should call the police when he seems threatening with his rage. He would meet real bullies. No judge will care that he "was upset". No criminal will care how difficult child "feels". difficult child didn't really enjoy that conversation. I told him that despite having good functioning and high IQ, he was acting idiotic and that all rest was negated by his anger. He doesn't like that conversation either. We will see but it seems the same old, same old. :badmood:
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Good morning. :coffee:
    Sharon- Fingers crossed that everything goes well with the psychiatrist. And shame on easy child, she should know better!
    LDM- I've been struggling to get ahead of the laundry for weeks. I hope you catch up and difficult child is feeling better.
    Beth- Careful driving and hopefully you'll get some better rest tonight.
    Linda- I'm glad to hear kt had a good day... I'm sure it made your day easier!
    Marg- I hope you start feeling better soon, this has been dragging on too long.
    Fran- I hope your conversation has a positive impact on difficult child. I'd hate to see him lose this opportunity.
    I've been out and about already today. I had an urgent dentist appointment this morning as I broke a tooth on Saturday. He saw me yesterday, but was unsure if he could save the tooth as he was concerned it was cracked in two. He booked most of the morning for me. But I've lucked out, he could refill it. And my mouth guard finally came in, so maybe I can avoid more of this in the future.
    husband is getting ready to leave for a Cleveland business trip in a few minutes and it will be just myself and a very bored Duckie. The doctor said her cough is from being irritated so long and she needs to take it easy to get better.
    Have a great day!