Congratulations on your exam! Woohoo! You cannot be more true. Keeping promises you made yourself is much more difficult! Ah! I always try to write in my journal every night but...Eh...I'll get around to it.
Good luck on the exam.
Yeah, good luck on your exams. I love reading about your school experiences, Helga; you always sound like your enjoying them so much, and I work with so many kids who do not.
This is the second time I've heard it mentioned, and now I feel the need to see Cabin in the Woods Hope it's good.
Good luck with the rest of your exams. As much as I loved a class, I was always so happy to take my final.
haha, thanks the thing about this movie is that you can't say anything without giving some of the plot away.
I can talk to you about the movie.
My sister has the same problem as you in regards to Cabin in the Woods. She lives in Sout Cali, and I live in North Cal, and she was like "Why can't you just fly down here to see it with me." Her husband is not into Horror films and no one else she knows down there really like them either.
Helga self esteem can't be bought in a bottle unfortunately. You're probably alot smarter than you realize too. As a single mother with two kids, when I first went back to uni, I thought they had made an administrative mistake by letting me in and any day would discover it and tell me I had to leave. Everyone seemed smarter too. I never had any faith in myself - brains or looks and it they were really lonely times. I had friends who what I termed 'had a life' while I was trying to raise kids, work and get that degree. I wish I could tell you that it will be ok and you will believe me but it's you that needs to do that road work. It is a tough journey but you can be kind to yourself along the way and take time out to do the things you want to do as well. Looking back at what I have achieved - all that heartache over trying to make good for myself and my kids? Well I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. It's what gave me self-esteem without even noticing!
If there's one thing I'm realizing, it is simply that we all have problems in life I think. I bet if you really talked to and got to know that old classmate, you would find out that there are still shadows. Good luck with school. It sounds like you have lots and LOTs of writing.
sorry to hear about your dog! hope everything will be OK
Haha, I've seen dogs do that. My dog has been ill all weekend. She started vomiting Saturday morning and has refused to eat since. Plus she seems to want to pee a lot. If she's like this tomorrow, we'll have to take her to the vet. I'm suspecting a urinary tract infection. But as my wife says, I shouldn't play doctor.
Jane Eyre is a good novel. Some people really love it. For me it's good but not great.
We are in full spring bloom. Trees are blossoming and flowers in color. God I love this time of the year. Temps around here are 60F to 75 F, which is about 16C to 25C.
I've been reading a lot of heavy reading the past few months. I need something fun and relaxing and not so serious. I've picked up Treasure Island.
here it is very warm ,about ℃15-25℃.And all green stuffs have been growing here . I'm enjoying living in this season.
oh, I am a bit jealous, yes trees are getting more and more green and the grass, but the temperature is still good, around 5-7 °c
Has green stuff started growing there yet? We have a few blades of crab grass and some dandelion leaves, but most grass is dead and covered in Spring dust and there's still snow in some places.
We were at a Passover dinner at my mother-in-law's last night and my son would sit on everyone's lap but mine. It ticked me off. Yeah, I'm selfish too when it comes to my son. I don't blame you.
I don't know if they still do birthday threads here any more. I can't post any images in a comment to a blog so this is the best I can do.
Helga, you are such a sweet mom, and I doubt you even know it Perhaps try something that you can do WITH your son and his friends. I like to take mine to the park, or we'll do a special craft with them here. Often I'm more content to just let them play here as it makes things feel less empty. Noisy children running around may sound less than fun, but it keeps life interesting. Just be prepared for tons of strange conversations
your a wise lady Ladyluck, thanks.
Helga, I think the fact that you are questioning and putting as much thought into being a mom says a LOT about the type of mom you are. I finally gave up trying to be perfect and just started to be me about the time my oldest hugged me and told me I was the "best" even after a day of arguing and what seemed endless stress to me. Seems as angry as I can get, as impatient or strict at time, both my children know that it's only because I love them so much. As for wanting to spend time with your son... I don't really see anything wrong with that. Especially when you take into account the time he's with his dad, he's likely gone fairly often. I'm getting to the point that I hate to let mine have sleepovers
P-s-s-t, Helga, there has been so much yelling in my family that for awhile I was sure that that was the only way we were ever going to communicate with each other. This was mostly durin their teen years, although I raised my voice *cough cough* occasionally when they were younger, too.We are not perfect, and life isn't either. It's all about accepting oneself and one's flaws (and then working on them), and figuring out how to communicate respectfully, all of which you are doing a fine job of grappling with. An awesome job, in fact.
My sons still seem to love me. A lot, in fact. Which has made moving into this next phase of our lives even more gratifying.
At home I'm learning to give myself a bit of a time out until I calm down, and also to stick to the topic at hand, which is a little harder.
Helga hang in there. You can bend our ears anytime! This is one great use of a blog!