Good Morning Monday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Marguerite, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day people.

    I've been AWOL for a day or so; went to Writers Festival on Sunday then left my laptop behind. Luckily a friend was the organiser, they found it and recognised it as mine, and husband collected it from them tonight (Monday night, here). PLus, I've got a lot of pain in my shoulder and it is now involving both arms and hands - typing is becoming more difficult.

    I've got a lot of work done though, on my friend's book. Printer-ready now.

    Tomorrow is easy child 2/difficult child 2's surgery; it's being done in the specialist's rooms, he is confident she will be fine. SIL2 is coming with her (she asked him - I think he's scared). So I will have two young people whose hands need being held.

    I'll have a lot of driving tomorrow, I think - it's a morning appointment, then difficult child 3 has his late afternoon drama class. I don't really want to stay out all day, which means a double drive to the mainland. Oh well... I was given a set of music CDs by a friend today, it will give me a chance to listen to them.

    Enjoy your Monday. If I'm not around as much for a few weeks, I'm reading here at least.

  2. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Marg, You were so lucky a friend found your laptop!!! I hope your doctor gets the results of your tests back ASAP so you can begin treatment to get rid of all that pain!!! Hoping your daughter's surgery goes smoothly and she recovers quickly. I hope you find some time to try to relax... Hugs...

    Today is a perfect day for jogging. As much as I want and need to get outside for my morning jog, I think it's going to be awhile before I can do it again. I went for a jog Saturday and felt fine. Sunday I noticed my foot is swollen in the same place I fractured it in the Spring. I'm hoping I'll be OK if I stay off of it as much as possible this week...

    difficult child 2 had a wonderful time yesterday at the movies with difficult child 1 and easy child (?)difficult child 3(?). He had to spend his own money for a ticket, a snack, and lunch. While he wasn't happy about having to do this, we hope he is beginning to learn how expensive a day out can be and why he needs to stick to a budget. Up until recently, difficult child 2 would refuse to do anything unless someone else picked up the tab. This is progress...

    difficult child 2 meets with his life coach after school today. We're very happy with the progress he is making with ADL's in spite of his executive functioning issues. His life coach is constantly reminding him to make daily lists, etc... to remember the important things he needs to accomplish. It's amazing - When we tell him the same exact things, it seems to go in one ear and out the other. When his life coach tells him something, it seems to "stick" a bit better.

    I have a few errands before picking him up at the library this afternoon. I'm going to try to do as little walking as possible. Hope everyone has at least one thing to smile about today... SFR
  3. hexemaus2

    hexemaus2 Old hand

    Good morning ladies!

    Wow, how I've miss the good morning thread. :)

    Marg - G'day! Good thoughts for your daughter. Did you enjoy the Writer's Festival? I was suppose to go to a writer's retreat in NY back some months ago, but unfortunately got bogged down with work. Hope your pain is resolved soon so you can get back to typing and writing - I'd be lost if anything ever happened to my hands!

    SFR - Hope staying off that foot helps. Congrats on making strides with difficult child 2, even if he doesn't like it. :) Funny how our kids will listen to someone else, even though they're saying the same thing we are.

    It's shift change at our house again. It seems one of the two boys is forever staying up all night so that come morning, two of us are getting up as one goes to bed. It's a weird schedule, but it works for us. We run a 24 hour house here, which keeps the dogs happy. (There's always someone up to let them out or rub their bellies.) It also gives me a chance to spend the day with one difficult child or the other one-on-one, which is kind of nice. (Or company if I have to pull an all-nighter to meet a deadline.) We eat breakfast together, then someone's off to bed, then come dinner time we're all up again to share another meal together and enjoy some family time. (Wow - enjoying family time - now there's a really odd statement, coming from me. lol.)

    I have a bunch of writing work to get done this morning. I have some edits for one client, a deadline for another, and another deadline coming up tomorrow. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year, so there's always that project to work on if I finish up paying work. Surprisingly, difficult child 2 is also doing NaNo this year (as well as easy child.) We have a little family competition going on to see who can hit the 50k mark first. I may challenge difficult child 2 to a word war this afternoon, as he's lagging behind - don't want to stifle his creativity too much his first year by having his self-esteem crushed too badly. It's wonderful to see him calm and level-headed enough to weave an entire novel-length story, and he seems to be enjoying the friendly family competition (not to mention his new-found writing talent.)

    I hope everyone has a wonderfully cheerful morning. Gonna slurp down another cup of coffee and dive into work projects. Smile at least once today, if for no other reason than to make the difficult children wonder if you've lost your marbles. (My boys are convinced that my random smiles are clues that I'm almost ready for The Home. lol)
  4. Good Morning Everyone!

    Marg, it's so good to hear about the return of your laptop! I know you are glad to have the work completed on your friend's book. I do hope that all goes well with easy child 2/difficult child 2's surgery. I know that having you nearby will help tremendously. Take care of that shoulder. Maybe you can get some R&R after your busy day tomorrow.

    SFR, it sounds like difficult child 2 is learning some important lessons. It's amazing how others have so much more influence than dear old Mom and Dad! The life coach sounds like a wonderful idea.

    Hexemaus2, It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. I like your idea about smiling, who cares if we've lost our marbles?

    It's damp and rainy today, and expected to be that way all day. A movie is being filmed at the house two doors down from us - even with the rain - and our street is loaded with vehicles, equipment, movie folk and lots of extras. The movie is entitled "Always and Forever" - supposedly a science fiction love story. It sounds pretty cheesy, but I imagine we'll see it just to check out the neighborhood shots. One of our neighbors is a screen writer, and he's always bringing his creative friends around...LOL... The Cartoon Network Adult Swim did some filming here a few weeks ago. I'm not sure exactly what that was about, but we had a lot of fun watching the work.

    I went to a wonderful conference Saturday entitled "A Purpose Filled Life, Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Beyond Adolescence". I was able to catch up with some old friends, and I learned a great deal. The best part of the day was a panel discussion by four young adults with autism - such brave young people. They all work and some are attending college. They answered questions from the audience in a very honest way. Once again, I got a much needed infusion of hope! One mother spoke about her son, who has taken his obsession with carnivorous plants to study of horticulture at the state University. He also has been a guest on the Jay Leno show twice! She pointed out that he wasn't there because of his autism - he was there because of his knowledge about unusual carnivorous plants. Pretty amazing in my book... She said that one of her son's professors recently had to speak with some of his classmates about her son's autism. She said they didn't believe him, saying, "but he always has the answers in class"...

    I'm so happy to be working at home today, it's just too wet to get out. I hope everyone is able to find some quiet and peaceful moments for themselves today.

  5. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good No Meltdown Monday Morning!

    Marg, good thoughts for easy child/difficult child 2's surgery tomorrow.

    SFR, baby that foot girl! It was a long recovery earlier this year and you don't want to reinjure it, especially at this busy time of the year!

    Hex, a 24 hour house huh? Not sure I could handle that one - I relish my 6 hours of sleep too much! Enjoy the writing today - it's a love of mine that I've never pursued.

    Valerie, the conference this weekend sounds very enlightening, especially the panel of young adults. Enjoy the dry working environment!

    Mondays always mean house stuff for me. Since my house was so organized and cleaned last week from cousin's weekend, it's just laundry and a few general straightening chores this morning. I plan a BJ run early this afternoon before picking up difficult child. Our cousin's weekend was so great!! We started with brunch Saturday at a great little downtown spot, met up with the balance of girls for a couple hours of conversation and cocktails before our Italian night meal at my house. We sat at the dining room table from 8:00 to 11:30! Yesterday we drove out to the country (about 35 minutes from here) to one of my cousin's homes and had brunch which was another three hour or so dining room table marathon! It was a wonderful weekend.

    I hope your Monday is a good one and the difficult child's in your life remember our Monday motto!