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Thursday, December 06, 2018

emoticon Happy St. Nick Day!

When my son was in Middle School, I was searching the internet for more grown up traditions and I came across St. Nick Day. I wasn't sure of much other then filling his shoes with candy so when he went to put on his shoes to go to school, he found a king size candy bar in them. He told me one of his classmates celebrated St. Nick Day so he knew more then I did.

I will answer some questions that I've been asked that I've been failing to answer~

*No I have not used my crock pot yet. I looked up recipes and it accord to me that a store called 'Family Fresh' that is in the town where my son attends college, has a section of meat that are marked 1/2 off. Starting December 21, he will be home for 5 weeks, I asked if he would pick up some meat to do recipes in the crock pot and he was all excited. Plus he has fish, in order to be home for 5 weeks, he had to get a timed fish feeder which only hold a week worth of food so he will have to go back weekly to restock so he will stop to see what 1/2 priced meat is on sale that day.

*Yes my son's GF was with this weekend. My sister-in-law asked if she wanted to be in any photos and she declined. Her motto is: "I go where he goes, I do what he does'. I've noticed she isn't real comfortable around my dad. My dad wants hugs from every female except me and his GF will refuse to give him any hugs. She will sit in my dad's room and read instead of talk to him or be on her phone. She does that here also. I've also notice she isn't real comfortable around me either. The good news is she graduated in May of 2019 and my son graduates in May of 2020. He has already signed a contracted with 3 others to stay in the college house he is in. They are looking for a 5th college student. I asked the GF this weekend and she is all set to graduate in May. Her step mom doesn't work weekends, her dad asked for that weekend off long ago, and her mom is calling in sick if she doesn't get the day off. I do hope all 3 show up for her. She did say she hoped her parent's didn't fight at her graduation. My son told me she said growing up at all her school events they both attended to support her, all her parent's did in fight. My son has told her she needs counseling and that their relationship will go no farther into she gets counseling. She claims her dad is against it. My son did admit to me she is very immature. He is still hoping she will get some counseling. I believe they are at a stand off. I am hoping after she graduates they both will move on to different people that maybe better matched for both of them.

* I will post another blog today with my Christmas merry-go-round.

emoticon A fun Christmas fact: Alabama became the 1st state in the US in the year 1836 that declared that Christmas would be celebrated as a legal holiday.

emoticon #6 of the top 25 movies funny English movies to watch is Hugo. I did look that one up and yes I did see that one as an adult.

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    I hope she moves on and doesn't follow him all summer. So exciting about the meat!! emoticon
    163 days ago
    will keep my fingers crossed your hopes work out for your son too
    163 days ago
    Praying everything will work our for your son and his GF. He may realize when he's away from her, he will see things differently. Blessings to you and him. emoticon emoticon
    164 days ago
    Things happen the way they're supposed to and they're usually for the best.

    We watched Hugo just about this time last year on cable. We hope we catch which network is showing Polar Express, another favorite.

    Have a nice afternoon. It's snowing here.
    164 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am a bit different in some of my thoughts. While I do think that the GF has a lot of problems, I remember at her age not wanting to go against my parents' wishes. As an older adult, we sometimes don't remember what it is like to be 30 or 40 years younger. I had protective and religious parents (my dad an ordained minister.) They would be against many things including seeing a psych. I was much, much older when I finally went to one. In my early 20s I tried to do so many things to please my parents, even if I didn't live with them. I was probably pretty immature as well.
    164 days ago
    That’s good that your DS will be able to get meat so you can use your crock pot. It is so nice to use the crock pot, because you can use cheaper, less tender, but flavorful, cuts of meat. I do enjoy mine.

    Well, I don’t need to tell you that is rude to read and be on the phone when you’re visiting someone. **SIGH**. That is good news that she’ll graduate in

    Ah well, “Dad doesn’t approve of counseling” doesn’t cut it, does it. She’s an adult and can make her own choices. **SIGH** That is a hopeful sign that your DS told her she needs counseling or the relationship goes no further. That took courage and glad he had that courage! Hoping with you that when she graduates, life will move on . . .in a positive way!

    HUGS and trust that things will end up as they should.

    164 days ago
    Maybe when they are not together all the time he will figure out whats best.
    164 days ago
    I, too, am hoping that once the GF graduates and moves out of the house, your son will realize how much she drags him down. It also says a lot about her lack of maturity that she uses her father's views on counseling as an excuse. But if I were her and based on what we know of her, I probably would avoid it too!

    You will have fun with the crockpot, there are so many recipes online to choose from, and it helps so see how people rate them. Take a look at Genius Kitchen for recipes, lots of ideas there. And google "Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken," an old standby that is very easy and people love (you can substitute Ranch for the Italian if you prefer).
    164 days ago
    I hope you have a better time with the upcoming visit with your son. Trying to stay out of their adult decisions is hard. The GF's avoidance of family interaction does say a lot about her. May the wind be at her back and she moves on to a different path in the near future. LOL
    164 days ago
    I hope everything works out the way that would best … and interesting fact about Alabama. Thanks for sharing!
    164 days ago
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