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« Reply #1215 on: September 01, 2020, 10:21:42 am »
Jeez... having a kid means things change frequently and drastically.

Easy slept like... well, a baby... from 6 months or so and now is waking up... right in time for Joan to head back to work in the Covid soup of a downtown elementary school  :o

So we hired a buddy to babysit him in the mornings... let's see how this goes...

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« Reply #1216 on: September 08, 2020, 08:31:22 pm »
In case anyone missed my first post here, I'm aka dialamah.
 
My life, even with Covid and various health issues of my partner, is still pretty good.  It's easy to forget that,  sometimes. 

I guess I just wanted to say that.

@MH - How is the morning sitter working out for you guys?
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« Reply #1217 on: September 08, 2020, 09:42:52 pm »
Oh.  It's still new.  I am watching it unfold.
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« Reply #1218 on: September 09, 2020, 01:40:06 am »
Glad you're keeping your spirits up JR.  It's nice to see you post here again.

My days were very dark this summer, I don't remember the last time I was that low.  Even during my separation I had just landed my dream job and there was something to be happy about but EVERYTHING really crumbled in 2020.

Friday is my last day at work and I am sooooo looking forward to doing nothing but catching up on housework and taking up meditation and trying to find myself a bit after all that chronic stress.

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« Reply #1219 on: September 09, 2020, 08:21:22 am »
Glad you're keeping your spirits up JR.  It's nice to see you post here again.

My days were very dark this summer, I don't remember the last time I was that low.  Even during my separation I had just landed my dream job and there was something to be happy about but EVERYTHING really crumbled in 2020.

Friday is my last day at work and I am sooooo looking forward to doing nothing but catching up on housework and taking up meditation and trying to find myself a bit after all that chronic stress.

BCC - I hear you.  Take whatever good things you can from this moment. 

We are glad to have steady employment, but then.. we got bombed with house expenses (roof, AC) and Joan wasn't paid this summer as we expected... so we are focussing on the time we get to spend with Easy.  Because of Covid we can afford to take a walk with him in the morning and in the evening when we wouldn't have had time to do that with commuting before.

Enjoy the day  :)
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« Reply #1220 on: September 09, 2020, 08:22:48 am »
Easy has clearly taken to the day nanny and she likes him too, but I fear he is trying to boss her around too much.  He's definitely an independent and bossy kid - now refusing high chair, stroller and child utensils in favour of big chair, walking, and adult cutlery. 

This may be a result of having almost no other kids in his life due to Covid.   ???

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« Reply #1221 on: September 09, 2020, 09:30:48 am »
Glad you're keeping your spirits up JR.  It's nice to see you post here again.

My days were very dark this summer, I don't remember the last time I was that low.  Even during my separation I had just landed my dream job and there was something to be happy about but EVERYTHING really crumbled in 2020.

Friday is my last day at work and I am sooooo looking forward to doing nothing but catching up on housework and taking up meditation and trying to find myself a bit after all that chronic stress.

I remember when I was let go from a  job that was stressful, once I got over the initial shock, I started to enjoy things again, like walking the dog, the smell of flowers, the beauty of all tge green space where I live.  I started to have fun with my partner again, to actually laugh at things.  It took about 3 months till I felt fully destressed, and that's about the time I found another job.  I'm now working in a job I actually enjoy, with great people, and while the job itself is stressful, the support from colleagues and management makes not nearly as soul desroying.  Plus a short commute. 

Hope you find what's better for you too.
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« Reply #1222 on: September 09, 2020, 09:34:22 am »
Easy has clearly taken to the day nanny and she likes him too, but I fear he is trying to boss her around too much.  He's definitely an independent and bossy kid - now refusing high chair, stroller and child utensils in favour of big chair, walking, and adult cutlery. 

This may be a result of having almost no other kids in his life due to Covid.   ???

I've found that some kids are in a hurry to do the adult stuff, while others like having their "specially for them" things, like cutlery and chairs. Not sure how related to other kids this might be.
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« Reply #1223 on: September 11, 2020, 01:18:58 am »
I remember when I was let go from a  job that was stressful, once I got over the initial shock, I started to enjoy things again, like walking the dog, the smell of flowers, the beauty of all tge green space where I live.  I started to have fun with my partner again, to actually laugh at things.  It took about 3 months till I felt fully destressed, and that's about the time I found another job.  I'm now working in a job I actually enjoy, with great people, and while the job itself is stressful, the support from colleagues and management makes not nearly as soul desroying.  Plus a short commute. 

Hope you find what's better for you too.

Thanks for this.  I really hope I find somewhere I'm happy too but it's gonna be hard to get that pay again.  In the end I felt like I'm (literally) selling my soul and I left so disgusted with the management I started considering leaving the profession all together.  I am probably too old though for a career change. 

Let's hope there's still a job market out there when I am ready to start looking again.  I had a casual look at the listings and they are scarce!


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« Reply #1224 on: September 11, 2020, 01:20:44 am »
Good place for them...   BC sucks.  You don’t want to be here...


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Wood’s family are among the lucky ones, however. Early in the pandemic, they realized their U.S. travel plans could be scuttled so months ago they booked a spot at an RV resort in Nanaimo, B.C. where they plan to see out the winter. Unlike campgrounds in most of Canada, the milder weather out west allows some sites on Vancouver Island and other parts of B.C. to stay open year-round.

Although the Camping and RVing British Columbia Coalition website lists more than 150 winter camping facilities in the province, many don’t offer full services after Sept. 30 and Wood said chatter on Canadian RV social media groups indicates they’re filling up fast. The resort where her family is staying is fully booked.

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« Reply #1225 on: September 14, 2020, 12:54:12 pm »
She drives me mental sometimes.  She constantly interrupts me, she talks over me, and she always digs her fingers into my behind in a spot that pinches a nerve. I can't even figure out how she does that. It's like Mr Spock's neck pinch. It sends a jolt up my spine.

Saturday we woke up together and had a great session in bed, then she made us breakfast while I put up her new patio lights. Then we went to the creek to cheer on the salmon as they attempt to swim up the rapids. Then out for drinks and home for a great barbecue supper. And I looked over and she's all misty eyed and says "this was the most perfect day... I will remember it forever."  And then she started crying for real because her tears washed foundation into her eyes.

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« Reply #1226 on: September 14, 2020, 01:08:51 pm »
She drives me mental sometimes.  She constantly interrupts me, she talks over me, and she always digs her fingers into my behind in a spot that pinches a nerve. I can't even figure out how she does that. It's like Mr Spock's neck pinch. It sends a jolt up my spine.

Saturday we woke up together and had a great session in bed, then she made us breakfast while I put up her new patio lights. Then we went to the creek to cheer on the salmon as they attempt to swim up the rapids. Then out for drinks and home for a great barbecue supper. And I looked over and she's all misty eyed and says "this was the most perfect day... I will remember it forever."  And then she started crying for real because her tears washed foundation into her eyes.

 -k

Holy .... this is now a romance thread...  ???

I can get maybe one romantic look a week if I'm lucky.  Good for you: don't be afraid.

My next task is to stop Easy from hitting everybody...  >:(

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« Reply #1227 on: September 16, 2020, 05:53:36 am »
OH WOW.

The daycare is opening... a whole level of worrying and stress here, even though overall it's a good thing.

- Worried about Covid
- Worried about Easy being stressed (his buddy, who is even tougher than him, cried a LOT his first day we are told)
- And of course... it feels like Easy is leaving home... to be in the company of strangers for 6 hours+ a day  :( :( :(

Monday morning.   Poor lil guy doesn't know what is coming...

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« Reply #1228 on: September 16, 2020, 02:33:42 pm »
Little grand kids 6 and 3 back in school and daycare. Daughter in law back in the classroom. Do we visit them? Can they visit us? Even if we are willing to take the chance for ourselves, do we want to risk saddling them with the thought they might have made us sick? Covid sucks.


Our youngest has severe allergies to eggs and nuts. Our son has Friday's off and takes her to a local gluten free restaurant for an egg free waffle which she really enjoys. They also make a great breakfast sandwich and have excellent coffee so before Covid we really enjoyed meeting them for breakfast. Covid sucks.
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« Reply #1229 on: September 16, 2020, 02:44:17 pm »
Little grand kids 6 and 3 back in school and daycare. Daughter in law back in the classroom. Do we visit them? Can they visit us? Even if we are willing to take the chance for ourselves, do we want to risk saddling them with the thought they might have made us sick? Covid sucks.


Our youngest has severe allergies to eggs and nuts. Our son has Friday's off and takes her to a local gluten free restaurant for an egg free waffle which she really enjoys. They also make a great breakfast sandwich and have excellent coffee so before Covid we really enjoyed meeting them for breakfast. Covid sucks.

I know.  My kids/grandkids live a ways from me, but we'd see each other once or twice a year.  This year, we won't see them at all and I'm sad about that. 

If they lived close, I'd see them - outside, distanced, probably masked and for short periods of time.  I think that would be safe.  But traveling several hundred kms to have limited contact and risk the hotel/restaurants we'd have to use - not worth it.

Hope you can see them all soon.