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Strange Day....

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today has been a strange day.

Without getting into the big long story (and believe me it is long) - I have been having a problem with a neighbor for a while now (October).... Our 9 yr. olds were joined at the hip up until this time......it's a really long story - but long story short - she is pretty rude, and was being that way to my son, and pulled it in front of other kids and she got called out on it....

This kind of behavior is normal for her - I have watched her be like this twice with another neighbor as well....

Well - needless to say - things have been awful - we don't speak.....however - as kids will be kids - they are still buddies - but don't play together as much due to the rude part....so....they play at school and that is about it...

Her son's having a bday party on the 6th of March, and she invited my son (of course he can go - just because I don't like Mom - I'm not going to dictate friendships) My son was psyched....because snakes are going to be at the party....

Today she comes up to me and apologizes to me for everything...and it took her husband a long time to make her understand what I had been saying about the kids...she was just an over protective mother hen. You could have blown me over with a feather. I aceepted the apology, said I was sorry it had to come to something like it had, and was glad that it hadn't effected the kids....

I don't trust her - I think she is kind of snake like - she is very passive agressive -and with that behavior comes a lot of talking behind your back to others instead of to your face....so I just have to be social and civil and keep an eye on my son....make sure he is not being treated unfairly....and not let her get too close - I just can't handle people like that - but for my son's sake I have to....

That was the strange part - I never thought I would see it.

The good part of the day was today was the start of my new running plan - which is on Spark....

Week 1 Day 1 was 32 minutes alternating 1 minute walk with 3 minute run....I could do this - I could push for 3 minutes....catch my breath on the walk, and then push again....It went by so fast. I was watching Ellen while running and somehow I was always running during commercials...talk about bad timing - but I pushed.....

The end result was 32 minutes, 3.1 miles, with a 10 minute per mile average....WHOO HOO.....

Looking forward to day 2 tomorrow and then a much needed rest day on Sunday.
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  • ERINBEAR1876
    Yeah, I am not lucky in the neighbor department and never have been. I have a neighbor kind of like yours, but she is also very intrusive into our lives...kind of had to shut that down.

    You are definitely the better man here, and good for you for letting the boys still be buddies, even with keeping a closer eye.

    Love your run, and LoVe ELLEN! Great job :o}
    3670 days ago
    awesome run! and neighbors I'm with pinkbeanboo
    3670 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4429274
    Friends close and enemies closer? Seems like good advice.

    Good luck.

    3670 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Great job on your run! I want to join one of the new teams but can't decide which one I need to be in.

    Hope the neighbor has learned from her ways.
    3670 days ago
    When you have neighbors, you gotta be civil & cordial, even when you don't like them that much. Apparently, she doesn't know that! Too bad she has a history of being ugly, but maybe she'll straighten up. Unless she just likes the drama, which some people do.
    3670 days ago
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