Esther, How Are You Doing????

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by susiestar, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Hi Esther!!

    I wondered how you were just this morning. And then I just now saw a response from you to Star's Bowling Balls post!

    We must keep meeting like this! LOL!

    How are the kids, difficult children and easy child's?? How are the grandkids?? husband?? Are you staying safe??

    Love you!

  2. Star*

    Star* call 911


  3. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member


    What Star said.


    I would like to know how you are too, Esther.
  4. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Susie, thank you so much for asking and caring! And Star and Barbara too!

    I am fine. We are all fine. Expecting two more grandchildren (unbelievable!)

    I have a bit of a dilemma with my work, which has sort of taken me over completely, and I'm not quite sure how to cope with it. But I don't think it's a subject for here -- maybe I'll post about it and throw out a question in the Watercooler. Anyway, that's the real reason I haven't been writing, although I do read the posts more or less every day.

    My difficult child has finished the military, about three months ago. He was very very lucky to have finally landed up with a commander who knew just how to "play" him, so he finished his three years and got an honorable discharge. With the work ethic that I grew up with (parents from Germany -- need I say more?) I was pretty disgusted with his "input" into the army, but as I once explained to you guys: the army here in Israel is obligatory, so they have to accommodate all sorts of boys and they do so with all sorts of jobs. Oriel was a driver, and he didn't work very hard, and he came home every night. The last four or five months he lived in a flat provided by the army for kids from problematic homes. That was pretty ironic, since our home is not the problematic thing here, it is the kid! But I was so happy he was out of the house!

    Officially he has come back home, but at least half the time he sleeps over at his girlfriend's. They have been going out for almost a year. She comes here and she is a good kid with a good job. He is also holding down a job -- working in a motorcycle repair and sales shop. He says he enjoys it. That is three months now. He has bought himself a cheap old car (the girlfriend refused to get on the back of the motorbike). All in all we are managing. I still feel tense and nervous whenever he is at home, and sigh with relief when the front door closes behind him.

    My health is OK. I am having six-month check-ups this week (ultra-sound of neck arteries tomorrow, specialist doctor/surgeon next week), and I hope it will all be OK.

    I did stop smoking for 3 months, but am gradually getting back to it. In the meantime, our home is a smokeless zone and anyone who wants to smoke has to go outside -- including me, but they don't really realize yet!!! What a failure I am.

    OK, that's a short update. Thanks for asking.

    Love, Esther
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

    This worked for me -

    Dear God in Heaven
    Please make Esther's cigarettes
    ALL taste like dog turds -
    Let the smell linger on her fingers
    to keep her from ever picking another one up


    You don't think it does a mind bend on you - try smoking while you're curbing your dog. :sick:
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    LOL Star.

    Esther, I'm sorry your job is giving you troubles.

    But sounds like the update with difficult child is pretty good. girlfriend sounds like she is a good influence on him. And the love of a good woman can sometimes move mountains. She did get him to buy a car cuz she wouldn't ride on the motorcycle. lol Keeping fingers crossed that he continues to do well.

    Glad you're doing well with your health. Hope the check up comes back ok too.

  7. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Hi Esther,

    So good to see you and get an update. Sounds like all in all things are going well.
    Glad difficult child has a responsible girlfriend and got through the Army with an honorable discharge...that is Probibly more than I'm going to be able to say about my young difficult child in the US Army stationed in Germany.

    Hear you on the smoking thing...I still do it even with a lovely new hacking cough. One day I'll try and quit is SO hard.

    Love to you and yours,
  8. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It


    thanks for checking in. I get worried when I don't hear from you every once in a while!

    Congrats on the 2 grandbabies that are expected! I pray all goes well with them.

    Sorry to hear you are smoking again. Maybe now is the time to stop once again, before it gets too bad? At least the home is smokeless, that is a good thing.

    Glad your difficult child got through the army, sorry he is back home. Hopefully the girlfriend will be a good enough influence to marry him soon, and get them both out of your house!!