Good Tuesday Morning

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, May 18, 2010.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning Friends,

    We have the start of a beautiful day here. It is going to be 72 and sunny-the perfect spring day.

    After work I'm hoping to squeeze in the health club or a jog before heading to visit difficult child.

    For dinner tonight husband, easy child/difficult child, and I are going to Applebees as many of the ones in Wisconsin today have free meals for teachers.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day:peaceful:
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning Sharon and all to Follow.

    Our teacher's appreciation week was the week before last - different states.... Have fun at dinner tonight. We are definitely getting your weather from last week - it's raining cats and dogs right now!

    As I said, it's raining cats and dogs right now but they say around noon we could be dry for about 24 hours... Full day at work today and then I'll pick up difficult child and take him to the bank. He is going to get a debit card today! He has an account at the bank that he puts 1/2 his pet sitting money in and that I put his weekly allowance in (helps him save money if I just transfer it rather than paying him in cash). He has decided that rather than go to the bank and make withdrawals and deposits, he wants a card - we'll have to open another student account because he just has savings and I would imagine you need checking to get a debit card? He's excited because I think it feels the "old" thing to do!

    Hope your day is a good one :peaceful:

  3. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Good morning Sharon and Sharon:D ,and those to follow.

    Our sky has that heavy grey palor, so think we're more apt to get the cats and dogs treatment than the beautiful spring day treatment. The weather is making a mess of the end of the year school activities which are kicking into gear.

    My 16 yo will be taking a big school trip and we decided a debit card would be easiest. He did have to open a checking account. It was so strange seeing his name on the checks, but come to think of it I could get used to that real easy if it means he's paying his bills! 14 seems so young but I wish we had done this earlier like you are.

    Today is our last formal academic day for my daughter's homeschool year. Tomorrow we do a history/science field trip, Thurs-Friday is camping with- some nature study, and next week she's working on a scrapbook of her year. I can't believe how fast it's gone! Last week we enrolled her at the junior high for next year. We've had so much fun--I'm really going to miss it and am pretty sure she will too.

    Enjoy your night off of cooking, Wipedout! The hardest thing for me about homeschooling is that the kitchen and the schoolroom were one. We're constantly shoving aside the schoolwork on the table for a meal, misplacing the math tub, stumbling over the science equipment tub, moving aside the microscope to prepare a meal....and don't even ask me where all this stuff is going to go now that we're done!

    Have a good day, everyone!
  4. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Sharon (WO), If you have time, I vote for the jog instead of the club since you have such beautiful weather today. Enjoy Applebee's tonight! I hope your visit with difficult child is a good one.

    Sharon (LDM), It's not raining here yet but we're expecting it to arrive sometime today. I hope you get a break from all the rain and tomorrow turns out to be a beautiful day. Hope work goes smoothly. I think it's great your difficult child is going to get a debit card! If he learns how to budget his money now, it'll make it so much easier for him later.

    I'm going to try to get a quick jog in before the rain gets here. I sort of have to force myself because it's such a dreary looking morning. I know that if I manage to get myself out the door, I'll be glad I did. Work and errands are on the agenda before picking difficult child 2 up after school.

    I hope everyone has a good day... SFR
  5. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning SRL,

    I'm still not totally awake yet - The caffeine hasn't kicked in enough. I hope your son has a wonderful time on his trip!!! It sounds like you have a busy but fun end of the school year planned for your daughter. Hope you have perfect weather by Thursday for camping!!! Have fun!!!
  6. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folks.

    It's been bucketing rain today and we had to leave early and drive through the heavy rain into the city, for difficult child 3's study day. On the way in I had a fight with difficult child 3 over his lack of work output, and I told him when we got to the school I was going to talk to the disabilities teacher about the increasing likelihood of pulling difficult child 3 out of school permanently. He was shocked, I don't think he realised it could get tat bad, fast, if he doesn't smarten up, fast.

    I did talk to the disabilities teacher as well as a few others. We've got some strategies in place which hopefully will help.

    The Study Day was for History and Geography. The History compulsory unit was Vietnam Wart and they got the best primary source for the students - a couple of Vietnam veterans to talk to the kids and answer questions. Very effective.

    After difficult child 3 finished (after 2 pm - it was a late day today) we headed back to our district where I had a 3.30 pm doctor's appointment. We didn't leave the school until 2.45 pm, got in to the doctor just in time.

    The doctor checked out my shoulder and has written me a referral to a shoulder specialist.

    After the doctor, it as time to take difficult child 3 to drama class. I was really tired, finally excused myself from the parents' chat and catnapped in the car. Met up with husband, we had dinner together while difficult child 3 ate pizza in the car. Then we drove home - just as we walked in the door, the phone rang and it was one of my sisters needing to talk.

    It's been busy today, I need to get to bed early. Wish me luck.

    Tomorrow should be a quiet day at home. I have some tasks to do, including making it clear to difficult child 3 that he MUST work and produce results or I won't take him to the special school Open Day next week (it's a highlight of the year, but he has to EARN it!). From Thursday, the Disabilities teacher will be telephoning difficult child 3 EVERY MORNING at 9 am, to make sure he has started schoolwork. So it won't be me nagging, it will be the school.

    Enjoy your Tuesday.