Good Wednesday Morning, May 11

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by pigless in VA, May 11, 2016.

  1. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Active Member

    No appointments today!:jumphappy: Yesterday, I saw my neurologist for my migraines. I happened to ask what year I began seeing him. It was 1991. I should buy the man a present. He has been in my life longer and more consistently than any other person.

    I'm hoping to do some stress digging in the garden after work today. I'm also hoping that we can go outside for P.E. today. Two hundred sweaty kids in the gym with balls flying around is migraine inducing.

    Rozzy is making it impossible to type. Must pet cat NOW!
     
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  2. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    It is storming here this morning. I wish I was staying home today, but I agreed to cover for a dear friend today. The bright side is I will not be out on the tennis court which is located on the far side of the moon.

    I was hoping that the work on the outside of the house would be completed today. Not going to happen
     
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Looks like more rain. No work today. May go to the library for a while, but need to clean up a bit and want to veg out too. This is my weekend to work so except for today and Friday, I will be working. Luckily, I like my job.

    Wishing all board friends a wonderful, selfish, spoil-yourself day!
     
  4. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Good Morning, Everybody

    I am listening to:

    Wishing all a very nice day.

    :O)

    Cedar
     
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Good morning, ladies.

    It's supposed to be 91 degrees here today. I hate the heat. It wears me out.

    Finished my course on Christianity yesterday, and need to catch up on the Buddhist one. New course info comes out Tuesday and Thursday, so I don't want to fall behind.

    I also sense a nap in my near future.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
     
  6. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Good Morning all.

    It's raining again. Supposed to be 84 degrees and rain on and off all day. Last night a threw a minor fit and didn't let Jabber mow the yard because our son said he'd do it today. Yeeeahhhhh....that's not going to happen after all.

    Sorry again Honey. :(

    Well, I was 1/2 hour late to work, and 25 minutes later, I've eaten breakfast and browsed the boards. Yeah...I need to get to it.
     
  7. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Foggy and humid here today. Landscapers not coming until Tuesday now. All the rain has set them back. It's something to look forward to I guess.

    My coworker is out sick day 2 with stomach flu. She caught it from her daughter's family on Mother's Day. They were all well but someone was a carrier I guess. I really hope I don't get it...
     
  8. TheWalrus

    TheWalrus I Am The Walrus

    Hot and humid here. More rain and stormy weather on the way possibly tonight and tomorrow. My yard is a jungle but I can't mow until it dries out. And last night was nothing but hot flashes - woke up soaked. Those come periodically - a few nights of sweat, sweat, sweat and then back to normal for awhile. Just another pesky sign of aging. Dang thermostat acting screwy. ;)
     
  9. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Day 3 of rain.
    It's as though we suddenly became "coastal".
    Three days of grey skies, intermittent rain, mud, mist...

    Please? Can I have my sunshine back?

    (I live in a land-locked part of the world, where we are known for being among the sunniest parts of the country. Usually, when we get rain, it clouds up and dumps on us and clears off. Not used to three days of dreary!)

    Weatherman says... maybe tomorrow. But it won't warm up until next week. I'm even going to have to go and COVER all the plants out there because we're getting two nights of frost.
     
  10. HMBgal

    HMBgal Active Member

    Hump Day! That stupid commercial with the camel is still one of my favorites; I'm kind of simple minded that way. My lessons with the kids are easy this week, i.e., have them do their laps around the blacktop to the new Justin Timberlake song, then take 10 hoppy balls out to the field and turn 'em loose. It's hard on me carrying all of them around (it's quite a sight) but even the kids who normally don't access much of what I do and try to elope will stick around for this action. Then two IEPs after work. And no, I don't get paid for all those hours after school and my official duty date sitting in meetings. Sigh.

    And while I'm complaining about that, what about these private schools that send out form letters to parents of special needs kids, especially the moderate/severe ones, that promise them the moon if they'll pull them out of our public school program (which is excellent in our school district) and send them there to their school (which we have to pay for), but these said schools don't have to test, set goals, create, or maintain the IEPs. Us specialists at the school district have to do that on our own time (kiddos are brought to their home school after their private school day for their speech, adapted PE, occupational therapy, etc.). So why are these schools collecting all this money but not really servicing the kids? I'm confused. And after two or three years, the kids usually come back and are not usually any better, and very often have regressed significantly. I guess I can see it in certain districts that have a poor special education department (like the one at which my difficult grandson attends), and parents don't want to leave any stone unturned, but our district is renowned for our services. Three weeks left before school is out, and no, I don't teach summer school. Never, ever. I did twice and learned my lesson. I develop some PE lesson plans that the teachers can do if they want, burn CDs with music the kids like, and call it a day.

    Garden: darn apple tree, one of those espalier types with 4 different types of apples, is in it's third year of not doing anything. I usually get one little mealy apple a year. Bah. I fertilize, I worry over it and zip, zero, bupkus. My lemon and lime trees: constant battle with leaf miners and other things that are eating the base of the lemons right after they pollinate and set. Poo. I've set traps with little boy leaf miner pheromones on them and it does attract the amorous females into the traps, where they die. And I don't feel bad; sorry not sorry. I've had less luck with the other buggy critters. Neem oil and good fertilizer is about the best I can do at this point. We're moving into our foggy season and the humidity is high and about 55-60 degrees every day until September. We'll get a few days of heat and sun cobbled together, but it's mostly foggy until about 4 p.m., then it will clear for a little bit before it moves back in. I love sun, and I'll be spending this summer up at the daughter's new home in Puyallup, WA so I'm hoping for some sun up there.
     
  11. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    KT mom, if you are not earning credit through the courses, and are simply curious about religious belief, have you read Karen Armstrong? A former Catholic sister who could not reconcile herself to the convent life, she went on to deeply research the major religions of the Western World, as well as Buddhism. Her work is fascinating. She also heavily explored the role of women in the Church.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Armstrong

    Cedar
     
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  12. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    How frustrating for you, and how sad for the kids and the parents.

    You would think it would be illegal for the private schools to advertise in those ways when their programs are not better.

    Maybe, HMBgal, your school's program is so good because your school has such caring teachers?

    You post so often, and so beautifully, about your students.

    Cedar
     
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Cedar, thanks for the suggestion. I kind of fell into this series, through a suggestion of my cousin's, who is Hindu. I'm basically curious about almost everything! I'll definitely look for Karen Armstrong. Sounds interesting!
     
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