Friday, October 28, 2011
Had a nice day today. Got in a 50 minute workout because of the wonderful friends here on spark. I was reading some friends blogs that sounded just like what I was thinking. I started out really strong in October and then petered out. I can't tell you how many times I read that today along with I'm going to get back to it again. My response to each of those was I will get back to it with you. I firmly believe we all lose together. My motto is : TEAM..Together Everyone Achieves More. You'll see it on the bottom of my signature.
I can't guarantee if it weren't for seeing those other blogs that I would have gotten off my butt. I only got in 50 minutes because my daughter called and I had to go get her, but it was better than nothing.
As far as updates...my son's car is fixed...well our other car. He knows it is not "his" car, but the car he uses. We have only let him drive once since he got into the accident. The talk we had with him on Monday seems to have worked. There has been no arguing or yelling. He understands he can't just go to his grandmother's when the going gets rough and hasn't asked to. He was upset, but didn't say anything, when his sister got to drive my husband's car last night and he has never driven it.
Now, the decision. We are picking up the car tomorrow. My husband went and drove it to make sure everything is ok. He says it looks as good as when we bought it. The only thing we didn't do was put freon in it. Brian says we will deal with the airconditioning this summer. We can probably do it cheaper ourselves.
How do we handle letting my son drive? He is on a very short leash with school and his job. They call me with everything now. I still believe this wouldn't have happened had the job placement let the school know he wasn't showing up, but that is water under the bridge. We just need to go forward. We need him to transport my daughter next week. We have stuff almost every afternoon. My husband has to go for his first colonoscopy next Friday and my daughter has a half day. I need my son to get her. Thursday we have to be in a meeting at 3:00. I can't get my daughter and get there.
My thought is to let Ben drive the car strictly to school, his job, back to school to get his sister and home. That is it. If he blows it again, we will just put the car in the garage until Sarah gets her license in January.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We met with my son yesterday. I think he finally realizes the full extent of his actions. His teachers don't trust him; we don't trust him. We told him that if he chose to move out when he is 18, that is completely up to him, but he will not move to his grandmother's. He will have to find his own place and come up with a plan for getting a job. He will have to support himself. He can not decide to leave and expect us to support him.
We told him that if he chooses to stay here, he will have to live by our rules. If he gets mad, there is no running to grandmother's. He has to earn a stay at his grandmother's. We further told him we would allow him to drive the car when it comes back, but strictly to school (pd $200 for the parking spot), his job and to pick up his sister. No place else. Right now, he is on watch everywhere he goes and he knows it.
Finally, got in a good workout today. Found my buyers a different house and am working on that offer. We are then leaving for Northbrook Illinois for the Relo training tomorrow. Going in tonight to celebrate DH's birthday a few days late and because I didn't want to get up at 6 a.m. to get there.
Felt good to get back to out of breath exercise :)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I can't believe the 5 % challenge is passed the halfway mark. I am still doing good. I am still down in my weight which makes me very happy. I didn't have the best week last week as far as exercise. Between my son and work, I just didn't have the time I usually do.
This week I want to get back to it. Get back to doing my daily routine. Today, I am going to go to the barn. I was supposed to go on Friday, but ended up with the issues with my son instead. Tomorrow, I will get back to my regular workout routine. I find that if I start at 11:00 a.m., I will generally go until 12:30 p.m. There is something about 11 that works for me.
My eating was not the greatest last week either. But, it also wasn't the worst. We only ate out 2 days last week which I think is a record for us. When we went out Friday, we shared one entree. I do admit to eating McDonald's on Friday also before the big blow up. I just figure every now and then you need fast food. It is kind of like a snickers bar.
For myself, I finally took the time and finished the book "The Help". It was a wonderful book. I have about 7 e-books lined up on my computer from the library. I would like to make sure I take at least 30 minutes a day and read.
I will be gone on Wednesday for relocation specialist training all day so I don't know if I will get in a workout then. But one day of not exercising won't kill me. I can only do what I can do :)
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