- Current Mood: confused
Going to San Francisco for a long weekend. meeting up with R., going to Sonoma and will probably take a tour of SF. R. has been there all week for a conference. We'll fly back home together on Sunday night.
Crappy news about my Nurse Practitioner certification. Since I let me NP certification lapse for over 2 years, I have to re-take the exam. It's not a huge deal because I already passed the exam, but I took it over 10 years ago and it was hard as fuck - most people passed by the skin of their teeth (including me). The exam has been revamped, thank God, so hopefully I'll pass the exam. Then I can start working as an NP again and make more $.
My youngest son has been doing excellent in school. They've started to mainstream into the regular clas, and he's doing great. He's one of the highest level readers in the class. I'm really proud of him.
Yoga keeps my stress levels under check. I'm looking for places to teach but this area is saturated with yoga teachers.
I've been writing and submitting short stories to various magazines, haven't heard anything back yet. My fiance is supportive ..but then he shoots me back to reality by saying that "the only way I'd be able to make a living is write what the masses want - all the crap that's on TV." He's probably right, but what can i say, I think I was born in the wrong century.
- Current Mood: contemplative
I've been trying to shake off a bad cold for 2 weeks..no luck. I've been practicing different smoothie concocations -
lately, the favorite smoothie is the chocolate almond milk, bananas and strawberries combo
My ex husband called me yesterday after no contact since August, starting up with his shenanigans. It was sickening to hear his voice, but at least i held my own during the phone call and didn't engage in his crazy conversation. Thank God he lives on the other side of the country. The social worker who has been helping me with getting therapy for the boys suggested that i get a restraining order against him, since the boys are still afraid of him, but he hasn't threatened me at all. Part of me is afraid that if i do it, it will set him off.
- Current Mood: cheerful
Still have a lot tog et done before we leave..
- Packing the boy's suitcases and mine.
- Buy Shirts/undies for me
- Send Christmas cards out,
Went clothes shopping in NY yesterday. I wanted to buy everyday shirts for myself and blazers for the boys.
Ended up with a Calvin klein leather jacket, cool cardigan, silver sequined top and mittens (70% off). No everyday shirts in any of the outlets - just lightweight tees or heavy sweaters. Got blazers for the boys at brooks brothers - no bargain, but they need them. Visited R.'s Mom last night. We were happy to see her and vice versa. The full moon looks beautiful against the countryside - it almost looked like a harvest moon.
Going to take the kid's Christmas picture (again)..last time I took so many pics, and realized afterwards that I didn't have a memory card in the camera..grrr. NOW, I've the camera ready to go...here i go...
- Current Mood: busy
- Current Mood: complacent
- Current Mood: artistic
- Current Mood: bouncy
Right now I'm enjoying the peace in my life. It's taken 3 1/2 years tie up all of the loose ends from my divorce. 95% of the loose ends have finally come to a closure. I'm so grateful that everything has finally worked out.
- Current Mood: contemplative
I knew when we moved into this house that things wouldn't be perfect, since it was built in 1903. BUT, last week, the toilet broke, overflowed, leaked to the downstairs apt and cause the ceiling to cave in on the 1st floor apt. Of course the 1st floor renter was pissed, but I reminded her that the house is over 100 years old. The 1st floor renter is dramatic, and was upset that we didn't help her out. (I guess she doesn't think that the clean up crew that the Landlord hired wasn't sufficient), She's also upset that my boyfriend ignores her (because she's nuts!) ugh. Wait a minute, I'm not the landord! Plus, I have 2 small boys and my own life.
Today the 1st floor renter informs me that our thermostat controls the heat for the entire house. We're on the the 2nd floor - why would the thermostat be placed here?
SO,now the next issue - THE HEAT. When we put the heat on the other night, she said " she was boiling hot" . (I thought that heat rises....so how could she be hotter than us?) She asked me if we could work together re: the heat settings so everyone is comfortable. She offered to lend me her space heaters, the premise being that we could keep the temp really low, so she won't get too hot.
It probably sounds like I'm bitching over nothing, but we pay top dollar to live here. Anyway, we will definately not be renewing our yearly lease, because this is too much BS.
- Current Mood: aggravated