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Old Jul 18 2007, 08:36 AM   #361
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Old Jul 18 2007, 08:43 AM   #362
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Old Jul 19 2007, 01:07 AM   #363
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Thanks... I had a second interview with the second school. They said someone will call me back but not when, etc. So goes the job hunt.

I have 4 chapters to read before tomorrow nights midterm.
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Old Jul 20 2007, 04:38 AM   #365
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I got the job I wanted...I was wrong. I found out today. Sometime this weekend, I will go end to sign my contract and have the paperwork filed out for my intern certificate which is good for two years. Very, very happy.

The first midterm is done and I think I did very good.
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Oh, that's great. Might it be the start of a string of lucky events for you!

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Not just a job, but the job you wanted? It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person! Hot damn!

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That needs a YIPPEE, YIPPEE!!!!

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YIPEEE...CONGRATULATION...YIPEEE

I agree with Hans, lets hope that this is the start of the good times for you and your boys.
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Thanks Everyone. I am still have two midterms left next week and they are going to be hellish. Once they are done I will update on everything.
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Do not study too hard. Try to find some time to relax, play with your boys & read a good book.
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Whoooo Hoooo! I told you just because you hadn't heard didn't mean you didn't get it

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Thanks Everyone. I am still have two midterms left next week and they are going to be hellish. Once they are done I will update on everything.
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Thanks everyone. I did relax a little yesterday to have today go insane. I will telll all when I can but right now I am busy finishing an assigment that needs to be emailed to my professor ASAP with my final midterm 14 hours away and I still have two more chapters to read.

On a happy note, I signed my contract today.
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Thanks everyone. I did relax a little yesterday to have today go insane. I will telll all when I can but right now I am busy finishing an assigment that needs to be emailed to my professor ASAP with my final midterm 14 hours away and I still have two more chapters to read.
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I turned the assignment in 12 hours late. My teacher will be a totally unreasonable stickler or she will not, but I have done my part. Here is a brief history. Last Thursday, I picked up my dearest, beloved friend. We have known each other since high school. She was spending a week with me. We went to my class were I took my first midterm and came away feeling pretty good. We then met a local friend of mine and talked til 3AM. Woke up 4 hours later and began the crazy prepartions for the boys to go to camp and me to take the first part of the CSET. During that, I received a letter from Rod. He has this insane scheme that he wants me to be a part of. I think prison is getting to him. He wants me to go into real estate business with a co-felon. No thank you. However, it left me freaked out that he was giving our home address out. I called my lawyer to see what we could do and did my best to focus.
Went to bed at midnight, woke up at 6AM and left to take my CSET. Stella drove my boys to the bus for camp. They left at 8 AM, I had to be at the test sight by 7:30 AM. After I finished it, I called Stella to pick me up. I did not want to wait for my classmate... I wanted to be with Stella. We went to Indian food for lunch, then relaxed before our 20th reunion. We had a great time. Went to bed at 3AM.
Woke up on Sunday, cleaned house and was ready to study and work on my projects when I received a call from Shell (friend we had tea with). She blew her knee out while dirt biking and needed to go to the ER. While her hubby took her, her two kiddos spent the night with Stella and I. On Monday morning, the ER doc called wanting her back. Stella drove her to the ER. Her husband had their kids and I frantically began to study for my midterm from hell. I had planned to have Sunday evening and Monday, but life happens.
As I was studying, I receive a call from the camp. I need to pick up my boys. DS#1 could not handle the teasing and bit a kid. DS#2 was having a hard time being away from home and reverting to 3 year old behavior -- crying and not talking. I told them I had to take my midterm first. Stella is at the ER, my soon to be ex is losing it and now I have to drive about 2 hours one way to get my boys. I lost it and started crying which I hate doing especially in public. My classmates were sympathic and suggested I talk to our teacher. I go to her office. Her offer -- drop the class -- not a option -- I need it to keep my job I just got. I go back upstairs get myself together with the help of my classmates and study as best as I can. I know I passed that midterm thanks to my classmates but I may not have received the grade I wanted.
She annouces in class that our language sample is due. I realize that in the chaos of everything, I forgot to finish it. I ask her if I can give it to her tomorrow. Nope. So, my friend Steve picks me up from campus after the midterm, we get my car go to his house and pick up his son then head up to get my boys. Thankfully he was driving. We return at midnight. I put the boys down at his house and stay up til 3AM working on my language sample which I email and turn a paper copy in the next day. Meanwhile, Stella is still at the hospital with Shell. They leave by 3AM with Shell high on morphine and ordered to return next week to see the specialist.
Tuesday morning, less than 4 hours sleep, I drop my boys off with Stella at Shell's because she is too drug to watch her kids and her husband has to go to work that day. I go home and frantically fill out all the paperwork I need for my intern credential. I go to school at one, turn in my paperwork -- I am offically and intern now. Then I meet classmates to study for my final midterm. I managed to pass that midterm and probaby got a good grade; however, afterwards during the video presentation, I fell asleep sitting up.
I go home where it is just Stella, I and my kids. We eat dinner put them to bed and finally spend some more time together. Today we ran errands, went to a speciality store she wanted to see, and had fun. She leaves tomorrow early.
I just wanted my Monday teacher to show some compassion, but I guess she could not. I still have two major projects to do but I am over the worst thankfully.

If you made it this far, thanks. BTW, tonight is another late night. I need
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Old Jul 26 2007, 06:51 AM   #385
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Oh goodness, it's still one thing after another! I hope your teacher doesn't reject your assignment outright.

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Thank you both.

Cheryl, she won't reject it outright but she may mark it down a whole grade. We will see.
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Oh, dear, talk about unreasonable! It's one thing with college kids who party or simply loaf around and turn in papers late. Quite another when your life's thrown you far too much crap lately.
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Yep, we got given so many extensions last year because of the general state of our teamwork etc. Its a shame you can't get one because you deserve them!
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Thanks granath and edith. I guess I could call it practice for when I am teaching... no extensions.

I am fighting a deep sadness. It comes in waves. I know it is connected to this whole mess and my inability to take the time to complete process it. At the same time, I don't know how I would completely process it because I may never get a chance to confront Rod. I just would like to manage one whole day without hurting, feeling sad, or overwhelmed. I manage half days, sometimes 3/4's but never a whole day.
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That's very understandable, Moolady. Isn't this process sometimes compared to losing a loved one? So there has to be time for mourning. I know it sounds silly and callous (nt meant that way of course!) but the pain will ease; it st needs time. Writing like this and discussing, having friends around does help!

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You have lost some one. Like Hans said the process is the same wheather you break up or the person dies. In time the pain will get better. Just keep taking it one day at a time or even one minite at a time. IT WILL GET BETTER.
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I remember similar (but far from as bad) days when I was in classes. Like all have said, it will get better. And as far as grades, I tell my students, anything is better than a zero. We are all here to listen and comfort. Take advantage of us.
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Thanks everyone.

I am finishing off a pint of Ben & Jerry's half baked 2 twisted ice cream. I needed it after today.

Left Steve's house (friend with benefits -- though last night was more just a place to sleep with no stress), came home, made eggs for the boys and me. Told the boys to clean up their room while I showered then we would go to Toys'r'Us (they still have gift cards from there). My mom has to but in and undermine me by criticizing how much time I gave them to clean up there room and how they cleaned it up. After telling her to but out and stop undermining me, she starts telling me what a inconsistant mother I am. Finally, I talk with the boys, get in the shower. By the time I am out it is too late to go because I have to go to my appt with my counselor. I told them we could try when I returned. I went to my appt to find out my counselor accidently double booked so I agreed to reschedule. I went to Whole Foods to get some fruit and stuff. My mom calls demanding where I am. I tell her. She then says "What kind of mom are you?" I hung up.
I finish shopping and went to New Horizons (where the boys will most likely go for afterschool care in the fall). Due to a car leaving, I did not see the do not enter sign and flatten the two tires on the driver's side. Parked, called and found out that my tires were covered under my road hazard warrenty I got but my tow service through my dealership only tows to the dealer. So I paid $50 for a 1 mile tow, but that is better then $400 for new tires from the dealer. I got to know the people at New Horizon's better. After the tow, while the tires were being fixed, my step dad brought the boys down. I drove their car and took the boys to Karate. Return home by 5 PM, to be harped on again about eating, my life, etc. Ate, feed and showered the boys, then left the house before I screamed at my mom. Return home an hour later with the Ben & Jerry's to everyone asleep. I am writing while talking with Stella (soulmate -- we have known each other 22 years), eating said ice cream and typing. I told the boys we would go to toys-r-us by Friday.

I still have tons of homework and such to do. oh, I lost the paperwork for New Horizons somewhere in the midst of today's insanity so I will need to go pick it up again tomorrow.

On the divorce, my lawyer filed ex-partate (sp) today or tomorrow. She was getting a signed statement to back up the information from Rod's letter. I will update when I know more.
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{{{{{{{{Dana}}}}}}}} you are a mom who loves her sons, and will do what it takes to help them, care for them, and give them chances in life. The kind of mom who builds up rather than tears down.

I can only think you learned it from your father, because I just do NOT see it with your mother!
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Your mom is amazing talented, she can find fault with absolutely anything. It takes a real gift to continually find the negative no matter what decisions you make.
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Is there a time when you be able to visit Rod & talk to him? once you do that you may be able to find some closer, & that will make it easier to move on.
I am glad your tires were covered by insurance. Keep telling yourself that you love your Mother & that as you said she has an illness. Bipolar is an illness & she can not help how she acts. Of course she would admit she had a problem & take medication that would help.
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sounds as if you really needed that icecream!
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Ann Marie, I did get it from my dad. Even now with his health failing due to his profession and a bad heart, he is looking out for me. Steve will have my boys the last weekend in September so I can spend two days with my dad. We are going to Hearst Castle. I hope my dad has longer, but in my heart I know that it will be a miracle if he lives 5 years more.

Cheryl, it is a knack that I never what to have.

mawofone, she accepts the diagnosis then uses it to be self-centered and blame everyone but herself for everything. She does what she accuses her oldest grandson of doing with his autism. She is the queen of accepting something, then uses it to continue her abuse.

If I have everything in place, I will not need her in the house by the time I start my new job at the end of this month.

edith, I needed and enjoyed that ice cream.

Thank you everyone for listening and

Today, I need to copy the boys IEP and test results for my professor tonight. He is going to look into graduate students helping me with the boys as part of their graduate work.
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