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Jean in Newcastle

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  1. Waiting again at vehicle licensing office- this time with ds’ paperwork which was waiting for me when I got home.
  2. Waiting again at vehicle licensing office- this time with ds’ paperwork which was waiting for me when I got home.
  3. I would not have wanted to be chaperone to younger siblings at that age, no matter how much I was paid to do it and even less if I was expected to foot part of the bill. I realize that I am an outlier here on this thread. The problem though is he didn't say that up front but then dragged his feet and when called on it, blew up. I would have zero problem with a young adult that age taking a trip independently as an adult.
  4. The papers were not signed correctly by the seller nor by dh and me. So we have a "mea culpa" thing to sign and have to send papers back to the seller for his signature as well. Oops.
  5. Went to SSA for a new social security card for dd. Now we are registering a car. Today is the day for long lines and bureaucracy. .
  6. Now we are registering a car. Today is the day for long lines and bureaucracy. .
  7. Bloodsugar got down to 66 (hypoglycemia). Eating now. I think that I can think a bit better now. Despite telling her what was going on, dd was oblivious to my medical problem and kept asking me for help on her paperwork. She is such a teenager.
  8. Bloodsugar got down to 66 (hypoglycemia). Eating now. I think that I can think a bit better now. Despite telling her what was going on, dd was oblivious to my medical problem and kept asking me for help on her paperwork. She is such a teenager.
  9. I am trying not to have a Monday. Let's call today Pre-Tuesday. Graded and recorded American Literature Graded and recorded American History Graded and recorded Algebra 2 Graded and recorded Physics. Wrote half of a course description for 10th grade English
  10. I am trying not to have a Monday. Let's call this Pre-Tuesday.
  11. Because faith is individual, my kids will not automatically follow in my faith. They have their own choices to make. So I am not going to get mad at them or disown them or shun them for exercising their free will. God does not say that my responsibilities as a mother are nullified if my kids make choices that are different than my own. (Obviously I have a responsibility towards God and society to set boundaries for my kids but to apply it to what they believe is a huge overstep of boundaries, in my opinion.)
  12. human care done pet care done medical care done caught and fixed what would have been a huge financial mistake if I hadn't caught it. (Note to self : don't mark that you have paid a bill and file it before you actually paid it even if you were intending to do it in the next couple of minutes because someone might come and talk to you and then you leave to take care of other things and when you come back you think that you had already done it and yet you really hadn't. . . ) sent in my Letter of Intent one day late.
  13. Galumphing elephants go away. Come again some other day. Or at least wear quieter tap shoes.
  14. Send in letter of intent school figure out what’s needed for DD’s car registration
  15. Refilled dishwasher and it is now running. `Went through all the mail and sorted it.
  16. Church done. Dh didn't get done talking to people until 1:30. We didn't get lunch until 2:30 pm. I ate but still have a bit of a headache. Dd got her clunky new car delivered. Yet another car we can't afford and don't quite have room to park. . . (I am not saying this to her. It's mostly my headache talking.) Emptied dishwasher and put dishes away.
  17. Juliet has had a doggie doorbell that she has rung to go outside for over a year. But she is starting to ruin our screen door jumping on it to signal that she wants to come IN. So we got a doggie doorbell for the outside too. But it is like it is a totally new thing that she's never ever seen before. She has absolutely no concept that she should push this thing with her nose to signal that she wants to come in. . . She's dumb but lovable.
  18. Honestly? I did not have a strict tit-for-tat relationship with either of my teens (one who is beyond 17 and one who is 17) by the time they were mid teens. I would ask specifically for certain things to be done if they needed to be done. I would appeal to them to step up to the plate if that was necessary. Waiting to the end of the week and then not letting him do something that is obviously very important to him seems unnecessarily punitive and a bit of a blindside to me. But neither of my kids need specific permission from me at that age to go see a friend - though I do like to know what they are doing and they do/did ask permission if they were going to be gone later than normal. I treat my 17 year olds a bit more like roommates (though I am still the parent) and they have always risen to the challenge, so to speak. Oh and both of my kids have helped out a lot over the years but the emphasis has always been on us being a team around here - not on them doing it FOR me.
  19. According to Wikipedia, Halloween didn't start in Japan until Tokyo Disneyland did it in 2000. But there is no trick-or-treating. Now there are ancient festivals for the dead like the Obon festival (for deceased ancestors). But that doesn't involve costumes or trick-or-treating. It does involve fireworks and booths where you could do things like scoop goldfish into plastic baggies (my favorite) and a sumo tournament (that my sister won one year).
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