Good Tuesday Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning!

    Even though I am feeling really tired I am in a great mood. It is amazing what nice weather can do for the spirit. Yesterday was beautiful and today will be even nicer. I may even wear capris and sandals to work today-all of this because it's going to hit 70!

    Another day with nothing on the calendar after school (at least I think so because I can't find my calendar right now which is driving me nuts). husband and I are planning on goiong to te health club but not till after dinner as easy child has track till 5:30. Her school is about 1/2 hour away so by the time she gets home and we eat it will be close to 7:00. Hopefully by then we will still have enough energy for the club!

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day:peaceful:
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :D Good Morning Sharon and all to follow!

    Sharon, I'm going to hit the gym late tonight as well! Your temps are warmer than ours :surprise: It's been chilly and raining here since Friday!

    I got a little more sleep last night. The pain/skeletal relaxer the doctor gave me for night is just not strong enough. I took one of the daytime pain pills at 7 and another at 10 when I went to bed. They are supposed to be taken every 4-6 hours, but I figured I would be ok. I slept well and that's what I needed! I'm going to do the finning class tonight at 6:30 since it's just abs and legs - it will give my arms and shoulder a nice rest but still some good cardio.

    difficult child went on a field trip yesterday to see three Edgar Allen Poe playlettes and he loved it! Now he wants to read Poe's works!

    easy child did not place at states this weekend but is gunning to go to Anahiem promises from me at this point - she's going to have to talk to bonehead about this one!

    Office and house stuff today. My cousin and I are hosting a "girl cousin" weekend this weekend. One of our cousins moved into the area this summer after being in England for 25 years. She and her sister came over for lunch and we thought it would be fun to get all the girls who used to sit at the "kids table" together.

    Seems like funerals are our only meeting place of late. So, we have five girl cousins coming in town (being hosted by one of the three of us here in town) early Saturday. We will spend the day together Sat, cook dinner together Saturday night at my house, and have brunch Sunday at my local cousin's house. I'm excited. There will be eight of us in total and I'm anticipating some lots of laughter and a few tears. Everyone is bringing old family photos!

    Wishing you a great Tuesday :peaceful:

  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, people.

    Sharon/WO, sorry you're so tired. Maybe the early hours? But you're slipping into summery footwear already, I'm so happy for you! We still have lovely weather here but it's definitely moved from full summer, to the beautiful days of early autumn with the perfect sunshine, the slight breeze keeping the heat away and the best conditions for picnics or just walking through the bush. The worst of the fire risks are past us but it's still great weather for a casual bush barbecue. At last we can cook on an open fire now, without feeling overheated. Our midday temperatures are around 25 C (77 F) so it sounds like we're meeting in the middle, at season changeover.

    Sharon/LDM, I'm sorry you're still in pain. Getting some good sleep is often a good way to begin to get on top of the pain, it's easier to deal with when you're rested. The girl cousin weekend sounds like it will be fun. Warm up the scanner for the old family photos - these are great opportunities to update the family tree. There are some great genealogy software programs around.

    We've been home today, including husband. difficult child 3 slacked off a fair bit but did manage to get some work done. We headed out early for his evening drama class, so we could get some shopping done first. There has been an ad for cheap shoes from an otherwise expensive shop which specialises in comfort. It's the same store which was selling really cheap but quality jeans two weeks ago, when I bought a pair for difficult child 3. I was able to buy a pair of these shoes, A$80 reduced to A$28. I have only recently begun to buy 'real' shoes instead of soft invalid ones. I was even wearing high heels this afternoon! The new shoes - they have small heels, they're Mary Jane in style but very flexible soles (what I need) and still solidly made so they will stand up to rougher conditions than the usual soft slipper-type of shoes I wear. Sorry to go on a bit, but I'm so happy to find something I can wear, and find it so easily. And cheaply!

    Perhaps I'm following through, but I have been 'tarting myself up' a bit this evening. I need to re-do my nails (never dig in the garden with bare hands while expecting your manicure to continue to look good!) and just waxed my eyebrows (well overdue - I didn't get time to do them before difficult child 1's wedding, I'm getting in early with easy child's wedding in just over a month). I showed husband my freshly groomed brows - typical male, he didn't notice any change. But that's OK, at least it means the change isn't too drastic!

    Tomorrow difficult child 3 should be ready to do his science practical, which could involve us going to the beach for quite a few hours while he plays with the apparatus he has set up. He's measuring how far various ball bearings will fly after being shot from a matchbox car launcher. We're going to try it out on the mudflats when the tide is out. It's very fine-grained and compacted, it should show a slight dent when the ball lands so we can measure it precisely. We just need to plan it well so I'm not driving backwards and forwards fetching more equipment, for sudden last-minute changes. The mudflats are further inland than the beach, about ten minutes away by car.

    However, it will be a very enjoyable activity for the middle of a school day. I'll pack a picnic lunch and we can have a cup of coffee at our friend's café next to the mudflats.

    Sounds like a good day. Fingers crossed!

  4. Janna

    Janna New Member

    Good morning!

    Sharon, enjoy that nice weather! How lucky you are!! Send some of that here. LOL!

    LDM, I'm glad you got some sleep. Enjoy your get together. Sounds like it'll be fun!

    Marg, I love that you're pampering yourself. Funny husband didn't notice. Yes, typical guy! Have fun with your picnic!

    It's supposed to be in the high 50's, low 60's here. Still too chilly for me (I'm waiting on the 90's LOL!), but better than 30's, nonetheless.

    Not much on the agenda. Doing my 3 miles, housecleaning and laundry. Still looking for employment. Things should start popping up now, as we live in a HUGE tourist trap. If nothing else, I can get something part time nights/weekends until the tourists (finally) go bye bye LOL!

    Everyone enjoy your day!
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Hi, Janna. I hope you can find some lucrative work with tourist season coming up.

    As for my eyebrow trim, I need to defend husband - he says he didn't notice, probably because they weren't as bad as I thought they were. And it's not just blarney - while he doesn't notice things if they don't stand out really obviously, he WILL tell me if he DOES notice. And to his credit (maybe it's menopause) but for once, the used cloth strips on the sink did NOT look like dead mice... so maybe he's right, they weren't that bad.

    I'm about to head for bed. Just watched "Bridezillas" - I gather the program is at least a year old but it's the first time it's aired in Australia. From what I saw, it looks like our network is really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Tell me - do people really have wedding rehearsal dinners? Like it's a party or something? Any wedding rehearsal I've ever been to, was an informal half hour walk-through a night or two before the wedding, to make sure we knew how quickly or slowly to walk down the aisle, when to kneel, sit, stand or whatever. We'd turn up to the church, do the practice, then go home again. Just the bridal party and maybe bride's parents. We didn't even have a rehearsal for difficult child 1's wedding. The first time I saw a "rehearsal dinner" or similar, was in "My Best Friend's Wedding". And I thought that was a big affair just because the bride's parents were wealthy society people (as in, any excuse for a party).

    Looks like another cultural difference.

    "Ellen" has just started. It's the episode with Portia de Rossi, we've been seeing snippets of the interview for the last couple of days. Looks interesting, but I need to go to bed. It's late and I didn't sleep well last night. Maybe it's the late hour, or maybe I'm just shallow - but I want a waistcoat like Ellen's. Just in time for our winter.
    I think I need to get back to the sewing machine...

  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    I need to try to make this short. Need to leave in a few minutes. difficult child is having another hard morning. It is so draining. He was better yesterday afternoon and evening. Feels like bouts of flu - terrible pain, get to relax and think the worse is over and then it hits again. Oh I hate this!

    Tonight difficult child is going to a Pampered Chef party with me to check out their pastry mat. I also need to replace the large round stone with handles. I hope they take credit cards.

    I was up much off the night of and on. Diva was home early than left at midnight. We were out of T.P. so I called to have her pick up some. She didn't have $$$$ so came home for some. Found out I didn't have any cash either so gave her my credit card! I insisted she had 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to return the card and receipt to me. Wonders of wonders, she actually did! Sometimes that girl surprises me!

    Poor puppy was at a loss of Diva coming and going all night and not paying any attention to her.

    difficult child says his heart was racing this morning. I told him it did so last year also that it was the anxiety working its way through his body. His neck feels weird also (front right side).

    Gotta go - difficult child just mentioned suicide thoughts coming through! Tommorrow's therapist appointment will not be soon enough! I was going to take him to school for 1 1/2 hr but now think it best if he can sleep in tomorrow.

    Anyone want a couple of kids? A true Diva and an anxious 12 year old?
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Good morning and St Paddy's Day for those who celebrate.

    with-O, glad you have decent weather and the capri's are starting to look tempting. I'm so tickled for easy child that I hope the track really becomes something she can sink her teeth into. What a wonderful sport for women who have lots of things to think about. It clears the mind.

    LDM, I love the girl's cousins weekend. I am envious of your get together. I am not close to my cousins since the parents weren't close. (part of the reason we siblings try to keep close). I hope you have a wonderful time.
    Hope you start to feel better.

    Marguerite, Customarily, we have the groom's family put on a rehearsal dinner the night before for the wedding party. The rehearsal isn't that long but the dinner is separate from the church. It is the custom in my part of the world. It seems that weddings have really gone over the top in the last 10 yrs. Wonder if that will change with the economy. It's bizarre. So much energy into the wedding with books,gowns, check lists and planners but little thought into the marriage. In my little world it makes no sense. Hopefully, the world outside of our borders doesn't think the majority of Americans are quite that nutty. My cousins in Italy once remarked that American weddings were thought of as was on the show "Dallas"!!!!! I was shocked! Weddings like people come in all sizes and shapes and styles. Formal, informal, elopement, all are much more acceptable than when I was a kid where church and reception were pretty much written in stone.

    Good news with difficult child. His agency that will do the job coaching, vo tech help has finally contacted difficult child. He will meet with us next Tuesday. Wish us luck. Also, difficult child is doing really well. Contributing to the household happily with work and running errands. He cleaned up the kitchen last night after dinner and for the first time actually scrubbed the pots. Before cleaning the kitchen consisted of loading dishwasher. I was really impressed. We have cut out his morning Geodon (as per doctors. order) So far so good. He is just much more reasonable to talk to and more than a little starved for peer interaction. All in all it's a good turn of events.

    Now I'm off to run errands and finish up laundry from yesterday before mom returns from Dallas. Have a good Tuesday.
  8. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sorry I missed you Janna and Andy.
    Janna, I'm assuming you have moved from the house you were in. How do you like where you are? I'm sorry to hear you are on the job search. Good luck.

    Andy, glad diva came back with the credit card. Always a worry with us. Not that he would use it but that he would lose it.
    Too bad about the anxiety. Makes things much harder.