yesterday's activities

ChaChaMama

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Sunday--Day got off to less than wonderful start. Temporary crown no longer doing its thing. Ugh.
Read Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries.
Ran errands to Target, Sears, Michaels' Arts and Crafts to buy things for the family Child's class is giving to for Neighbors in Need. Child is part of a team buying for a 10-year-old boy. Child usually enjoys doing this kind of shopping with me and wants to come, but she really needs to rest.
Worked out. 6 miles.

Monday--Call dentist first thing and...no appointments today. None. The only one on Tuesday is during an important and delicate meeting involving the math department and my big boss that was hard to find a time for. So have to do Wednesday.
Read.
Ran Child up to her school to drop off stuff for Neighbors in Need and so she could pick up work to do at home. She spent much of the day working on her Christmas cards for her classmates.
Monitored my students' grades, which are rolling in.
More errands. Picked up new prescription for Child. Tried to get ingredients for new (to me) vegetarian chili, but the grocery store had no jalapenos. Who is hoarding all the jalapenos?
 

fascination

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mon...fitness classes...drivedrivedrive...lessons...time with son drinking wine and eating pizza....fun stuff...lessons were okay....he seemed interested enough with being there....but mondays are usually okay....today is another matter
 

3wishes

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Watched Dear Son lay on sofa after seeing Dentist and having a massive amount of work done. He hates him and loves him - all at the same time.
Flashbacks happen, to when DS was a little boy, would lay on sofa watching me in the kitchen while the living room TV was on, as he would doze in and out of the "mom, I don't feel good" rhythm. ahhhh, memories.
Make a "soft to eat" lunch for him.
The perfume of Chocolate Chip cookies fill the air of the house,
somehow several neighbor visits happen...of course....after the cookies come out of oven.
Lots of chatter, laughter, house is filling up by early afternoon.....
End up PROTECTING the cookies I donated to DF for ship out.
Really? how do these men just KNOW...there's baking going on.
DS and I watch some TV, get his new glasses, do the "remember when"...and his sister calls in and does FACETIME.
They hatch a plan, as their
Oregon Sister has sent Oregon Ducks sport clothing to each of them for Christmas..ahhhhhhh,,,the love/hate relationship of loyal college sport fans.
I'm sworn to secret plan...while I excuse myself as to the "I know nothing" and don't involve me excuse. LOL.
Dear Husband? now, that's another matter,,,he's all in.
GOOOO OREGON, or is that Hook Em Horns? hmmm hmmm I say.
More neighbors stop by in the early evening, supposed "taste test"...hmm and hmmmm again. wink.
 

fascination

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tues; last lessons of the year...and they were fine....I think, at least for myself, some fog has lifted....still not sure where the ship is headed...but that is okay...teach spin....then out

wed...teach 4 classes, home to rest...experience annoying merchant difficulties, tick a few more things off of pre-holiday to -do list....sit by tree with wine....phone rings....daughter is engaged....just.no.words.....we like him ....we are not surprised...but...wow....sort of an epic sort of thing when your baby is getting married
 

3wishes

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tues; last lessons of the year...and they were fine....I think, at least for myself, some fog has lifted....still not sure where the ship is headed...but that is okay...teach spin....then out

wed...teach 4 classes, home to rest...experience annoying merchant difficulties, tick a few more things off of pre-holiday to -do list....sit by tree with wine....phone rings....daughter is engaged....just.no.words.....we like him ....we are not surprised...but...wow....sort of an epic sort of thing when your baby is getting married
CONGRATS! even more epic when dad walks daughter down the aisle....talk about "his" emotional moment. (-:
 

3wishes

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hi ho, hi ho, it's off to Austin we go, la laaa la la...la la la laaaaaaaaaaaa, hi ho hi ho.
Now it's 80 degrees, beautiful, no ice, no snow, no wind, no sheer terror watching cars slide and roll over off of highway.
What a difference two weeks make, on the same exact roadway.
 

fascination

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thurs...teach a class...re-cert in cpr...attend a pot luck which was sort of in my honor and recieve a very nice gift from my class attendees....get a somewhat disturbing call from a relative about a rather troubling family development....this ends up being draining on a day that I thought would be full of celebration`...am able to pick up some of dh's christmas gifts which I had specially ordered and am pleased with that...teach a few other classes...continue to fighht through some of the rumblings from members about recent transitions...get home totally drained...

fri....worked this morning....and have spent the bulk of this day dealing with the same disturbing dilemma as yesterday and my body is now beginning to react....have to work the counseling job tonight and more classes tomorrow....at a breaking point here....but sunday should be restful
 

ChaChaMama

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@fascination--MAZEL TOV on your daughter's engagement!!!
What's the timeline from here...or is it too early to say?
The pot luck sounds delightful too.
I hope the family dilemma is of the kind that has a swift and easy resolution.

TUESDAY:
9--Incredibly important Math meeting. I have done my homework and we make real progress. It really helps that our boss also wants this to happen. She uses some very strong language to describe one our current practices that I am trying to change. I am pleased that it went so well. If I can get this changed, this will be a signature accomplishment of my directorship.
10:30ish--Scurry off late to another meeting, this one with the Writing Center and SASS (Student Academic Support Services).
Lunch break.
1--First Year Team meeting. I brief on my recruiting efforts.
Home.
Early dinner.
5:30--Call time for Child's Winter Concert.
6:30-8--Winter Concert, including band, orchestra (Child plays viola), and a chorus musical "North Pole Exposure" (Child is a reindeer and a snowman in this production). The musical is very cute. I like how they have kids from grade 1-9 in the same show. I think it's really nice for the littles to be able to work with the bigs. The group only typically rehearses once a week, so we're not talking a highly polished performance here, but it's heartwarming and funny in all the right places.
 

ChaChaMama

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WEDNESDAY:
10:30--Dentist to get temporary crown fixed.

1--Back at work. (Why am I at work again? The semester is OVER! We just turned in grades! I love my job, but I am really looking to spend a little less time here until after the holidays.) Strategy meeting about our plan to hire a Renaissance Literature specialist.

3--Pick up Child at school.

Take Child to dance, stopping on the way to pick up gift cards for teachers. I decide to do $25 for the once a week teachers and $50 for the people who both teach her and run Junior PT rehearsals. Hopefully that's about right. I stay (instead of going to work out) because even though she is no longer contagious, she is still coughing a lot and I'm pretty sure she isn't going to have enough energy to make it through 4.5 hours of dance classes and rehearsal. Watch some, read some, run one quick errand. (Manage to obtain some jalapenos...ahem, jalapeno hoarders!)

Worked out after we got back.
 

ChaChaMama

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THURSDAY:
Threw that new 3 bean chili crockpot recipe in the crockpot.

VISITED SISTER AND BABY NEPHEW! (I stopped by a local massage place that is ~3 minutes from Sister's house to get her and her husband gift certificates for Xmas gifts on the way. Shhh! Don't tell them!) A highlight was going on a walk in the unseasonably beautiful weather.

Worked out when I got home. I am having to do a lot of workouts to make my goal of 125 runs this year because I had two big setbacks that kept me from running earlier in the year (passing out in late February and feeling woozy for several days after; turning my ankle super hard in May...for which I now realize I clearly should have seen a doctor, as I don't think it healed quite right).
 

ChaChaMama

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FRIDAY:
Field trip with Child's school. Always good to get these periodic reminders of how awesome her school is and why I am better suited to teaching college than elementary school. ;)
Today is the last day for a girl she has been friends with since she was in kindergarten. The family is moving to Florida. Child made her a nice video slideshow to the Vitamin C "Graduation" song.

Scheduled a consult with an endodontist just to make sure before they put the permanent crown on the tooth.
Worked out.
Read.

Child did some serious sleepwalking, which she hasn't done in a long while. She had her eyes open and seemed partially conscious, but not conscious enough to answer questions like "Why did you come down to the basement?" or respond easily to suggestions like "Don't you think you would be more comfortable sleeping in your BED than in that chair next to Mommy's desk?" We finally got her to move to the pink sofa. (My office and our family rec room are on the basement level.)
 

fascination

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thx...ccm...I would be guessing we are looking at Fall of 2015....

the family issue will be...um...long-term....my immediate family is okay but it is some rather serious stuff with my sibling
 

fascination

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lol, as to sleep walking; I had that pretty badly as a child...in fact, once when sleeping at a cousin's house, I got up, walked to the middle of their kitchen, pulled down my jammies and tinkled on their kitchen floor...and promptly went back to bed without knowing a thing until much later
 

fascination

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sat....take 4 things to post office...how it always ends up that I have to make a last minnute trip there I will never know....teach two fitness classes whhich are well attended given the timing....kick my own butt...go to grocery with dh b/c pre-holiday food shopping is too important to leave to interpretation....wrap stuff....clean stuff...bake...son arrives home...let the visiting around the tree with wine and good music commence
 

j_alexandra

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impossible to catch up. so many days are like so many others, and then: Stuff Happens. The biggest change in my life in the past few months: got a part time job, working with in the cooking classes in a fairly high-end kitchen-equipment store; started learning Standard.
 

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