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Reply #285 - Apr 14th, 2010 at 1:55am
 
Hair - The amount of leave-in I used yesterday turned out to be just right after I came home from a walk in the sun.  So I'll use the same amount on sunny days and about ½ the amount on overcast days. 

School - Got a thick report on my oldest son to read through before a 6pm meeting this evening.  The school's in the nearest city/large town so we'll all drive there.  I usually miss these meetings and stay home with the other two and hub misses meetings at the middle one's local school.  This isn't a good development so they'll just have to put up with the whole family because we've got no one to care for the youngest two in our area.

Clothes - I hate ironing.  The cotton tunics my mom bought me are really cute and not difficult to iron but I would've never bought them myself.  However, I love the wind/rain proof jacket I bought from the same place as the tunics.  I like that it's very basic and timeless.  I bought it in navy, it has more buttons than velcro which is a good thing because I got so fed up with the velcro in the sleeves of my old jacket catching on everything.  There's a two way zipper which is great because tunics, dresses and skirt don't get caught in the bottom and ride up.  It's slightly figure cut and it has a hood unlike another Spring/Fall jacket my SIL gave me.  Anything without a hood is useless for my walks.  I like my overcoats and jacets to be functional, simple, and timeless. 

My transition down jacket with duffelcoat combination for winter isn't especially simple in use but it'll have to make do for a few more years and the jackers can be used seperately.  The're both timeless.  The down jacket's black and the duffelcoat is red.  I'm staying away from light and bright colors when it comes to stuff I have to wear on the outside every day.  My last all purpose jacket was a bright lime green.  Bad choice on so many levels even though the color suited me.

The only thing I need now is t-shirts.  I can't believe I don't have any.  I've got blouses, polos and shirts but they all require ironing to some degree.
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Reply #286 - Apr 15th, 2010 at 3:08am
 
Hair - Wash, cond. leave-in.  It's looking and feeling great so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.  Yesterday my hair suddenly turned greasy and unmanageable in the car on the way to a meeting.  Probably due to stress.  Typical!

Meeting - The whole family; hub, boys and I showed up for a meeting regarding the oldest one at his school.  I'd spent a better part of the day reading a progress report about him.  Things are developing much faster and in a more positive direction than I could've imagined so this wasn't the painful meeting I thought it would be.  It was also good for the teachers to see the boys together so that they can see why the oldest one shouldn't be made to feel like he has to take responsibility for his brother and that he in fact can't and that his own school life apart from his brother is very important too. 

The meeting was scheduled for 6pm and it was 7:30pm before we got home and dinner was so late despite just having potato salad and hotdogs that it was difficult for all of us to settle down and the boys had to go to bed nearly immediately after dinner. 

School Admission - The school the oldest one attends is the best one in our region for children with normal intelligence who either have ADHD or  Autism.  The application and assessment process has been really long.  Especially the last five months were really stressful so it feels like we've won the lottery for a second time by getting two boys into the same school. 

It's not snobbery it's just a fact that there are more of these special needs children than the regional schools can take and not all the schools have these ADHD/Autism center classes and Højvangskolen in Horsens (nearest city) is the best so to get your child with ADHD or Autism admitted must feel similar to getting your child into some prestigious first choice private school. 

I'm so relieved that we won't have three boys, in three different schools in three different towns!
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Reply #287 - Apr 15th, 2010 at 3:14am
 
That's great news about your oldest!  You must be soooo relieved that all three won't be in different schools. Smiley
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Reply #288 - Apr 15th, 2010 at 6:14pm
 
Awesome news!!!
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Reply #289 - Apr 16th, 2010 at 2:52am
 
Curlgirl64 wrote on Apr 15th, 2010 at 3:14am:
That's great news about your oldest!  You must be soooo relieved that all three won't be in different schools. Smiley


The oldest one has been there since...I think 06'  the youngest one is the one we just got admitted. 

Thank you both. 

Hair - Nothing new.  The only thing I mind about the front side bangs is that they tend to get greasy and aren't quite long enough to tuck behind my ears yet.  I know it suits my face better than without according to people who have commented and I've always had hair at the front that doesn't grow as long as the rest.

Sun screen - It's that time of the year again.  However, the doctor, a doctor on call and a dermatologist have told me that I'm overprotecting and not getting enough D vitamins so I'm taking supplements for that but my skin is also suffering horribly because I'm not getting enough UV rays and I can't afford a weekly UV session at the dermatologist nor do I have the time to commute back and forth so I've got to make the most of it when there is some sun. 

I've only just begun to use spf8 on my face, I won't go higher than to spf15 this year and when it gets warmer (if indeed it does) I'll go for a walk before noon before applying sun screen.  We'll see if that improves the state of things.

Thanks to vulcano eruptions hub may not be able to fly to Germany at the end of the month which I quite honestly don't mind but I do mind that it means that he may have to drive the whole way.  A lot of driving, busy work schedule and late sleep isn't good for his hypertention.  He won't forget his medicine this time because I got really angry last time he went to Germany and hadn't double checked that he'd packed his Selo Zok or whatever it's called "blockers".

Nails - Finally threw away the last bottle of hot pink.  I'm really tired of that color now and I'll have to re-do my toes because the finish doesn't look good.  Finger nails are a dark grey, neither shiny, shimmery nor exactly matte.  I don't know if I'd call it pearlescent either. A bit like some auto paint jobs.  I'm quite liking it. 
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Reply #290 - Apr 19th, 2010 at 3:25am
 
Hair - I forgot to CVR yesterday so my hair's just okay. 

Home secretary - Some clown at the county has screwed up and sent out some standard formula that doesn't really relate to our situation Roll Eyes plus they've forgot to tell us what certain things will cost next year when hub's income and number of kids needing this school service is all calculated.  This is just so typical Danish;  Nothing's very simple.  They like to patch any system flaws rather than give "the system" an overhaul to simplify things. Angry

So I'll be spending the whole day trying to a) get through to someone at the county b) get someone to direct me to the right person and c) get some answers!

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Reply #291 - Apr 20th, 2010 at 5:11am
 
Hair - It was fine at the end of yesterday so overloading a bit on the leave-in and creating that film cover seems to make it just right and soft by the end of the day.  No one really sees me until then so I don't mind much.  On the other hand I mind that I had to wear a knit hat again this morning.

Weather - Freak winter day.  At least it was -4C this morning.  You'll have to use a temperature converter online...So I had to find everyone's winter garbs I'd put away. Roll Eyes  It was a calm before the storm at the end of this morning when I dropped the youngest one off in knit hat, winter overalls and boots at kindergarten with a few + C degrees and sunny weather so we got a few strange looks but I know better!  I'll let you know tomorrow if it turns out I was just hysterical. 

Uhuh! - I didn't like the situation I arrived to at the kindergarten yesterday.  The child psychologist was there and I'd forgotten she was coming.  She sat with her back to me and didn't correct my son when he mispronounced his name.  Perhaps she just didn't want me to let him know that I know what she does there because he said she was just someone who sometimes visits them but there was a gentleman with her whom I hadn't been notified would be there and he wasn't introduced to me.  He was in a suit.  Very unusual in a kindergarten!  Public employees don't wear suits in Denmark, and hardly anyone, not even older people go by Mr. Ms. or Mrs. anymore.  Yet my son said Mr. Something-probably-mispronounced.  Well, we got the admission papers.  He can't change that but if he changes anything in my son's diagnosis or plans for his school start without us being notified and allowed to have an influence it won't go down without a fight from our side.
*Deep breathe*  Regular employees weren't there this morning but when I catch one of them I'll ask.
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Reply #292 - Apr 20th, 2010 at 12:00pm
 
How fustrating!!!!  I hope there's positive results soon and your son will move along smoothly!
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Reply #293 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 3:16am
 
Thanks curlgirl.  someone regular was at work today but alone with a large group of kids so I didn't feel it was right to bombard her with questions.

Hair - Forgot to use leave-in when my hair was still damp.  Hat day again so I dampened my hair when I got back from kindergarten and applied the leave-in.  Greasy film feel right now.  Hope it passes.  The overall condition is what matters. 

Hormonal - I'm terribly ruled by my hormones at this time of the month.  I've finally reached a point where until a few days before the period I'm aware of it or react positively when someone reminds me of my "unstability" Wink but the closer I get to my period, the less I connect my down feelings to anything hormonal and the less willing I am to accept it when someone kindly tries to remind me.  Seems it affects my tinnitus too.  I've adopted the attitude that it may be symptomatic of something but T isn't dangerous in itself, sure it's annoying but it doesn't hurt.  Don't tell me that when I'm tired and stressed!

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Reply #294 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 3:26am
 
(((hugs)))
  In the past, evening primrose oil was helpful for me with hormonal fluctuations.  I hope you feel better soon.
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Reply #295 - Apr 22nd, 2010 at 6:09am
 
Hair - Running very low on shampoo and conditioner.  So I bought Gliss Cell Repair shampoo, conditioner and 1 min. treatment.  I've had the 1 min. treatment for years now.  I hope the shampoo and cond. is as good as the treatment.  It was on sale so I'll chuck it if I'm dissatisfied.  I didn't buy more leave-in.  I'm hoping this formula is heavy enough without being greasy so I won't need a stinky leave-in.  Can't afford the better ones these days.

Other - Bought more "fat" cream.  I don't know anyone who spends as much on body moisture creams and treatment creams as I do even though I buy the cheapest, safest I can find. Roll Eyes

Phone - Mom managed to insult my attempt at retro/vintage styling again.  "You're not old like your mother in-law you shouldn't accept her old clothes, you should dress like a smart young woman".  Ideally I'd be quite ordinary in my taste and not draw any attention to myself or stand out in any way but that's not who I am.  I really wish I had a taste in clothes that didn't provoke people to unsolicited comments and advice. Angry 

Mom's going to the hairdresser today for cut and color.  She prefers to do it herself.  She has an issue with anyone splurging out on themselves.  I told her I go for a trim at least 1-2 a year.  Sometimes I need it 4 times a year.  "Oh no, please don't cut your hair, it looks much better long".  Well, I never said anything about going short and I got really childdish and defensive so I argued the healthy looking ends argument to death.  I didn't manage to comfort her by saying that it's still my goal to grow it as long as possible. 

My real issue is that it irritates the hell out of me that I still give her views and advice so much power because of course her words wouldn't have that much importance unless I allow them to. 
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Reply #296 - Apr 22nd, 2010 at 10:48am
 
Drear wrote on Apr 20th, 2010 at 5:11am:
Uhuh! - I didn't like the situation I arrived to at the kindergarten yesterday.  The child psychologist was there and I'd forgotten she was coming.  She sat with her back to me and didn't correct my son when he mispronounced his name.  Perhaps she just didn't want me to let him know that I know what she does there because he said she was just someone who sometimes visits them but there was a gentleman with her whom I hadn't been notified would be there and he wasn't introduced to me.  He was in a suit.  Very unusual in a kindergarten!  Public employees don't wear suits in Denmark, and hardly anyone, not even older people go by Mr. Ms. or Mrs. anymore.  Yet my son said Mr. Something-probably-mispronounced.  Well, we got the admission papers.  He can't change that but if he changes anything in my son's diagnosis or plans for his school start without us being notified and allowed to have an influence it won't go down without a fight from our side.
*Deep breathe*  Regular employees weren't there this morning but when I catch one of them I'll ask.


Well that's just plain rude--not to mention unprofessional and a bit "off" feeling. 
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Reply #297 - Apr 22nd, 2010 at 10:53am
 
Drear wrote on Apr 22nd, 2010 at 6:09am:


My real issue is that it irritates the hell out of me that I still give her views and advice so much power because of course her words wouldn't have that much importance unless I allow them to. 


Let's face it, no matter how old we get, we are still children in the eyes of our parents and their opinion matters.  *shrug*  On the other hand, your choice of clothing style is just that--YOURS.  Wear what makes you happy.   Smiley  The next time she comments, just say, "Well, mom, that's your opinion."  Say it nicely and with a smile, then change the subject.   Cool

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Reply #298 - May 8th, 2010 at 7:15am
 
I was alone with the boys for a week and last week was hectic too.

Hair - Out of Nivea shampoo and cond.  Used a Tresemme´moisture rich shampoo and cond. sample.  Felt a little better than your average drug store brand at first but when it had completely dried I still reached for the leave-in cond. and got my hair damp again before applying the leave-in.  I'll start on Gliss Repair shampoo and cond. tomorrow and tell you what I think of that.

It's over 5 months since I last had a trim and I'm beginning to see a few (less than 5) splits so maybe I need to have something done soon.  Side bangs were cool and easy to live with in the hat season but no one prepared me for the irritation of windy weather in "warmer" temperatures. I've always had hair flowing losely around my face and prefer it that way but when side bangs fly the wrong way it's so annoying!  So a micro trim of tips is definitely in order and perhaps a change in my bangs. 

The other thing that's been irritating me about my bangs is how they get caught in the hinges of my glasses.  Without bangs that would be an issue too.  I tried wearing my hair in a ponytail yesterday and it made the flying bangs less of a problem.  So maybe I just need to do like every other 30+ mother around here. Roll Eyes

Hearing - Got an appointment at a hospital with an audiologist 1st of July.  Actually the original appt. was for the 22nd of Sept.  I called and quickly, politely and clearly explained as apologetically as I could why I needed the appt. changed because it was at 7:45am and 2 of our boys need to wait for a school cab, another one isn't allowed to arrive at his school more than 30 mins. before school starts and I can't leave the 2 standing alone on our driveway.  The receptionist got angry and said appts. don't hang on trees.  I said back very sharply that I know that but I have boys that need to go to school! 

I know that a lot of work goes in to planning consultations but people can't always change their own plans to suit a consultation no matter how important and in any case, it's part of her job to change juggle appt. schedules plus our taxes pay her salary so....I don't really care what anyone else thinks or who you agree with, I'm just won't tolerate attitude from anyone!  I've never thrown attitude at anyone no matter how disagreeable a customer/guest/resident was at any of my jobs.  Part of my problem may be that I sound very young even though I don't have a high pitch voice and it wasn't until I gave her my cpr # which has my birth date as part of the # (it does for everyone here) that she began to talk to me adult-adult.

Anyway, it looks like, that if I have the time, I can shop in a city I've not really spent any time in before on my own after the 11:30pm appt. while hub and the boys do something else because they'll be on summer break. 

The ear-nose-throat specialist who was so great when I had my tonsils out was so disappointing this time.  The hearing test was bogus and short.  I think it's a formality they have to go through to refer you to an audiologist.  He didn't really seem interested in my tinnitus or apparent hearing loss from birth.  Waiting around took the longest. Roll Eyes

Weather - Feels like Fall here.  Hub's at some HAM meet and the boys and I are just lounging. 

Nails - I tried toing French nails for fifth or so time.  I need to get the strips.  I was too lazy to remove all the polish so I applied a beige polish and did wide grey tips just for the heck of it.  Hub and the boys actually complimented my nails. Shocked

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Reply #299 - May 8th, 2010 at 10:06am
 
I totally relate to your hair getting caught in the hinges of your arms on your glasses!!!  My hair is all one length and this happens alot when my hair is down or the wind blows hard and dislodges some wisps when I wear a bun or braided ponytail.
I wonder if there is any solution or remedey for that?  A headband works,but isn't always appropreiate.
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