Proud Mom

Got a call from the school VP.  Long story short, we had gone back and forth whether or not to let David go on the class field trip, which was yesterday.  He brought his failing math grade up to an 80%, so we let him go at the last minute.  They went to a park on the Brandywine River, which has been swollen from lots of rain.  Some young kids were tubing and a girl got stuck and was screaming and David dove in and pulled her to the side when everyone else just stood there.  The teaches and VP said they would have shuddered to think what could have happened if David was not there.  He remained calm under pressure and he was very humble about saving the girl.  So he got his grade up and saved a little girl.  I am very proud of him!
I took Kona for a 48 minute walk yesterday and 20 minutes today.  Also did 39 minutes Wii Walk It Out today and went to our bowling league tonight (me, Paul and David.)  I did great with food and water all day but ate pizza at the bowling alley. 
Closed 4 claims today but got 2 new ones, ugh!  2 fires, one on either side of a meth lab!  Saw on the news a large warehouse fire in Bridesburg section of Philly and hoping I don't get any more fires this week.  I was so excited to get a little break and start getting caught up.  I guess it was too much to ask.
I have been drinking soy milk the last week or so.  Too soon to tell if it is helping the menopause symptoms or not.  Today is day 2 of 1/2 of my Lexapro tablet.  Hopefully I will not be so tired after a few more days.
Weird recurring dream: 
1)  I show up to class in college only to realize I have missed most of the semester and this is THE class I need to pass and graduate.
2)  I show up to take a test and realize that I have missed most of the work and most of the classes.
3)  I show up for work (in my dream it is in the grocery store I used to work in before I got married and went back to night school for my degree) and realize I have "missed" two weeks of work.
In all three cases, there is the overwhelming sense of shame and guilt and failure and embarrassment.  I have had these dreams off and on for over 20 years, but these last few weeks have had them a bunch of times.  Hmmmm!? 
 

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1Patriciann
1Patriciann

I think the dreams are a \'stress reaction\'. What worse stress do we know except missing needed classes to graduate or face a test we are not well prepared for? And most of us know the consequences of \'missing\' two weeks of work - OUCH!!! Huge stress!!!

I think our dreams \'clean up\' the experiences of our lives and put them in a \'kind\' of order. A bit like \'problem resolution\' where, perhaps, our minds are simply trying to resolve our life experiences in some fashion through our dream experiences. I think dreaming is good mental exercise and shows a healthy brain that is actively seeking to resolve issues and find a good life.

That is TERRIFIC about David\'s experience. That will go far in boosting his confidence and self-worth. It also may help him to want to keep his grades up because he is seen as such a \'responsible\' person.

The walking is super. If the pizza was not in excess but only \'normal\' in portion/amount than it should be enjoyed and not worried over. I think weight problems are more related to what we eat on an everyday, at home, work, etc. situations than those \'special\' going out times of enjoying ourselves. We need a little \'treat\' every now and then just to feel good about life and when we restrict on even special \'going out\' times we can feel left out and sometimes even abnormal. As long as the \'special\' eating times go with an occasional \'going out\' and having fun it should be alright.

;-) Patricia
annieheart
annieheart

WOW,that young girl was lucky your son was there.He is a real hero!I live in philly and have friends in bridesberg.That is such a nice clean area.Thats crazy!Unless its on the borderline of frankford or port richmond than it comes iffy.
yoohoolouie
yoohoolouie

Amazing!! How nice to have such great news to share :) Good job David!! And so calm too! Hope he takes this and goes forth with the praise.
Good luck with the claims!
JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

What an incredibly courageous thing for David to do! Just amazing!
I have not heard of drinking soy milk - please keep us up to date on how that is working for you.
Hope you get a much needed break with fire claims.
htag
htag

it was all just meant to be for that little girl. If David hadn\'t pulled his grades up, she may not have lived. Very proud of him and the turn of events!

Proud of you that you caught even a small break in the chaos you call work. I worry about you a lot sweetie. You are stressed to the max on many levels. I\'m glad you\'re doing well caring for yourself overall. Don\'t let pizza get you down. If you continue to concentrate on the failure of good diet, you will despair much easier. You\'re doing fine!!! I give you tons of credit for how far you\'ve come.

As for the dream, not sure what to make of it, but I too have these recurring dreams from childhood that come back when I\'m stressed out as an adult. Ironically, mine involve fire all of the time. lol. Maybe you\'ll pop up if I ever get past a part in my dream that I usually wake up at. lol.

Love you tons.
ZECILKL
ZECILKL

So happy David was there to help the little girl. Staying calm was good. Could be Karate has helped him to act fast and calmly. Congradulations to David. I hope the Principal realizes how wonderful your son is.

I wish you were able to get more of a break so you wouldn\'t be stressed agian. The dreams may have something to do with how you are trying to finish your work and you keep getting more. Feeling like you can\'t catchup. In your dream you feel like a failure that maybe because you are so overworked and conscensious about getting your job done. You may feel you aren\'t doing it fast enough. You are doing great with the exercise keep it up. Don\'t worry about the pizza. As everyone said you do need a treat once in a while and as long as it\'s in moderation you are fine.

Are you going to do anything special for David?
deleted_user
deleted_user

So proud of David (the hero), and so proud of you (the soy-drinkin\' bowlin\' mom of David who gets her walking in even tho she has a fulltime job and could make excuses)!
frndsrgldn
frndsrgldn

That is \"AWESOME\" news about David!!! :) I wonder if that is a commonality among ones who have BP? My son, who has it, did the same thing. Different scenario but the same in that he saw a dangerous situation, where we were at a yardsale yrs back, and a lady left her kids in her car, while goin to the sale. The car was at a small incline bkwards and her toddler got out of his seat, was playing with the shift apparently and it started to coast bkwards, which was heading towards the main street, and across from that was a house and a rather Lg tree! I raced towards the car screaming and my son ran to it, opened the door and threw himself down in the drivers seat and stopped the car by pushing on the break with his hand! His legs dragging out! It was scary! The lady ran to her car barely thanking him, jumped in and took off! i think she was embarrassed! His older bro told the school and he got recognition for it at school. He was also humble about it. It is so nice to see those glimmers of hope in our kids...that its not ALL about the BP. And we dont have to feel hopeless and sad or angry about it all the time! I think they want to be good people, but the BP has its control too! They have to learn the \"coping\" skills, if they choose to.
Our kids know we love them and that we bend over bkwards trying to help them...it will be reflected in them as they grow up! Its a rocky road but if we didnt do it, who would? Its our love for them that keeps us and them going!
I think you are wonderful, and I apologize that I am so slow in my respond time, as usual! Ive got other things taking up my time lately as well. You know me! lol I do still think about you often, and am glad to see you are still holding strong! I didnt doubt you would be tho! ;-)