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March Madness

Monday, March 04, 2013

Okay, this is not THAT March Madness! It is the madness of which my life consists right now.

1. I found the Mother of the Groom dress yesterday! Yippee! It was a "nice" size, and will keep me on my toes with nutrition and exercise, which is always a good thing anyway! I had a very good time with the future DIL and her stepmother. Her stepmother commiserated about the exspouses. The biological mother of the bride is a size 4. She is a lovely size 12, but some of you will understand the comparisons that one makes sometimes in these situations. My exspouse's wife is probably a size below me. I am happy in my skin these days, though, and was happy with the size 12 that I purchased.

2. This is the week before spring break at the community college where I work part time as an instructor. Students are tired; instructors are tired. Spring break can't come a moment too soon.

3. DH and I are leaving for Spring Break to Pensacola on Thursday morning! My DS and BIL live there. There is a 5K planned [walking], a champagne brunch - just a bit for me will do, and a Girl's Day with DS and me - I am looking forward to it! This will be the longest we have traveled with Sugar Dog and that should be very interesting. We had two mishaps in the motorhome last year - an accident where our motorhome was totaled, but thank the good Lord no one was hurt - and then another later in which a tree moved [LOL!] and DH scraped said tree and did several thousand dollars worth of damage which has now been repaired. I just pray for safe, accident free travels.

4. All seems to be going well with SD moving in for a couple of months. She began orientation at the hospital today. She is so excited to be in this phase of her life. She does like to cook, and it is going to be a bit tricky to navigate with my choices, but I began this journey with the mindset of "this has to work for me", so I will make this work as well.

5. DD is involved in another romantic relationship again, and is planning to elope before the end of this month. I have told her my misgivings; DS has tried talking to her, and she gets upset with both of us when we try to get her to see that this is indeed another symptom of her diagnosis. I am able to "turn off" the worry so that it isn't a 24/7 thing. Her dad had to make his own mistakes and learn in very hard ways; I suspect that is going to always be the case here as well.

6. I am involved in a couple of challenges and that is helping with me to undo the madness from November/December when I didn't track well and didn't exercise well.

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TUFFYBIRD 3/6/2013 8:04PM

    I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of the dress. Enjoy your break! I hope Mother Nature is kind.

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ROSEWCI 3/6/2013 7:19PM

    emoticon on the dress!
EnJOY spring break!!! emoticon
I know it's hard to watch a family member travel down a most difficult path...I've been there! Unfortunately, we don't have any control & all we can do is pray that they find their way! Life is just destined to be more difficult for some...

Have fun on break...& stay safe!!! emoticon


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COMPUCATHY 3/5/2013 10:45PM

    You have a lot going on! I loved being the MOG! Congrats! Your trip sounds like fun! Hope SugarDog enjoys it! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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GLASSART43 3/4/2013 8:54PM

    Great on finding a dress you like! emoticon

Your vacation sounds like it's coming at the right time. So far I've survived my children's numbskull decisions - you will too emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 3/4/2013 8:36PM

    Hang in there. emoticon Just take it One Day at a Time and One step at a Time. ((Hugs))

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SHARONSPARKLE 3/4/2013 7:49PM

    Thanks for catching me up on what's going on her your life! I enjoyed reading most of it - not so happy with your DD! What is she thinking??? Oh well, she is an adult and will make her own choices. Just continue to love her and be there when she needs emotional help (not financial). Congrats on finding the right dress.

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