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Offline minismom

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2009, 03:12:16 PM »
Netta, I had one of those after #5 was born.  Mine was done in the office.  Hubby came with me and so did the baby.  My midwife let them both in with me, so you can ask about someone coming in to hold your hand.  They actually use vinegar to see the abnormal cells then go in and yank some stuff out.  I was never offered anything to take the edge off, but it wasn't too bad.  The worst part was the no sex for 10 days and the coffee-ground discharge for 4 or 5 days after.  I was a little sore, but it was nothing compared to childbirth.  After, I had to have paps done every 3mths for a year to make sure they all came back OK.  I will certainly keep you in my prayers.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2009, 03:25:11 PM »
Mum, 'Milk' is a film about the first openly gay politician in the U.S.  It's very good and very touching.

Netta, I believe Andrea (vivyt) just went through a colposcopy.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Queen, is there something in the basement that's attracting Lucifer?  I don't believe I've ever heard of a cat locking onto someone.  I hope those bite sites are alright.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2009, 03:28:24 PM »
Thanks, Betty.  I've never heard of it.  I'll have to check if it's playing here this weekend.  So it's based on a true story?  I'm suprised the guy it's about hasn't been on the news shows and stuff to talk about it.  Interesting.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2009, 03:46:43 PM »
Mum, the reason Harvey Milk isn't on the news and talk shows is because he was assasinated, along with San Francisco's mayor in the 1970's, by a disgruntled city employee.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2009, 08:44:07 PM »
Hi Ladies-
I have been trying to keep up with what has been going on with everyone but doubt I will be able to, so if I forget someone, I apologize.

Winn- Sorry to hear about that episode you had with your friend on the phone, that must have been scary.  I am glad they are getting help.  That is so awesome you found a new doc and that your first meeting went well.  I love your new pics too.

Ten- I am so happy you found a new place to live, that is going to be great!  I lilke to shave down there too and like everyone else said, it will itch when it grows back.  That roach story was pretty funny, I would have done the same thing.

Hi Camms- Nice to see you!

Viv- Sorry to hear about what is going on with your Dad and your Mom. We are having dress down day this Friday for the superbowl.  The kids always enjoy that.

BT-Spring is almost here if you consider about 10 weeks "almost"  ;D  I feel ya, the kids had no school today because we were getting snow and then rain and then it is supposed to be really cold tonight.  I would like to move away from this crap, eventually.

Queen- I have never heard of a cat biting like that either, sounds painful.

Minimum- I hope Mini is feeling better and has fun at her party.  How did the sewing lessons go?  You must have the patience of a saint.  Happy Birthday, if I don't get back on before the actual day.  That is so nice you will be able to get out.

Netta- I hope things go well with your colposcopy.  Try not to worry too much beforehand.  How are things going with new man?

Keeping- Sorry I missed your text.  I keep shutting my phone off by mistake.  I will talk to you soon.

Drag- I hope you are doing well.  We miss you!

I haven't  been doing much.  Trying to survive this weather.  I hate being stuck in the house.



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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2009, 06:43:51 AM »
Thanks, Betty, now I feel stupid.  I'll google him later and read up on him.  Probably should have done that to begin with..lol.

Snow, good to hear from you again, hun.  Thanks for the birthday wishes. The big 36 is coming up on Monday.  I'm hoping we still get to go out - the weather doesn't look real promising. :-\  Hubby and the boys shoveled us out yesterday so that we can get to the grocery store today.  Schools have a 2-hour delay, so the road crews will be out on our little road.

The sewing lessons went MUCH better than the cross-stitch lessons. Poor thing can't sew a straight line, but we're working on it.  The good thing isn't that I'm patient - it's that she's patient (and persistant).  Her sewing maching is tiny, only does a chain stitch, and she doesn't have to back it up to lock in the stitches - it does it automatically.  Also, she can either use the pedal, or a button on the machine to make it go and stop.  That's a good thing, since when she's sitting at the kitchen table, her feet don't reach the floor.

Next, she wants to learn to crochet.  Not sure I'm up for that lesson..lol.  I told her that she needs to learn one thing at a time.  I'm sure when she gets up, she'll talk about in her thread.  Now my middle daughter and all 3 of my boys want to learn to sew. ;D

Well, ladies, since I'm up, I may as well do something productive.  I'm off to make my rounds of the other boards and then I have a date with the washer.  Love to you all!

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2009, 07:02:19 AM »
Morning ladies,

Snow, 10 weeks seems like forever.  Especially when it's continually cold and the snow never seems to stop.  But, that's what winter is supposed to be like I guess.  Being stuck in the house sucks.  I don't know what I would do sometimes if it weren't for the computer.

Mum, that's alright about Milk.  I really wasn't all that familiar with the story either until I saw the movie.  Sean Penn did such a wonderful job portraying him, it was unreal.    I don't know how to sew, cross-stitch, crochet or any of the like.  When I was in 9th grade, I had to take home ec. and we had to sew something on a sewing machine.  I sewed a wrap-around skirt, as it was the easiest thing to sew.  Of course, I don't remember anything from then.  My mum had a friend who would sew all her's and her family's clothes and they always looked really nice.  Tell Mini she's doing much better than I could do.  How's she feeling?

I'm up way early, I know.  It's 17F out and a bit chilly in my apartment.  I really don't have anything exciting to report.  I'm just up and wanted to check in.  I wonder what's happened to Drag and Cin?  Drag hasn't been on in ages.  Anyway, I'll be back later.  Have a good one.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2009, 07:13:53 AM »
Betty, she's still complaining about headaches and says her ears hurt.  I just got an email that said as of 2005 the FDA was asking drug companies to voluntarily withdraw all meds that contain phenyl..... which is the ingredient in the decongestant the doctor told us to give her (Triactin - Walmart's version of triaminic). 

I called the pharmacy to see what med she was on time before last.  It's the one that has worked the best.  Then, I called the clinic back and told them to call in a prescription for THAT med since the one she's on isn't working (and never has).  I also asked that they put a note in her records NOT to prescribe it.  The pharmacy doesn't open until 9am so I can't call until then to make sure that the clinic called it in.

Stay warm and have a great day!
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2009, 08:12:43 AM »
Good Afternoon Ladies

Betty read my story I wrote under the heading "receiving my results for the 1st time and deciding to live" and she invited me to this thread.

Thanks Betty for the invitation, I am certain that I will enjoy being part of your conversations.

With love

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2009, 11:48:07 AM »
Welcome Happy! Nice to have you with us. I read your story also. You have so much to live for, never forget that !!!
Betty- I don 't mis living up north one bit.! hope theweather lets up, it is 57 here in georgia, don't mean to rub it in your face, think warm thoughts. You know you cam learn to crochet and online, they have video tuturials for free.
Well every thing went well at the gyn today, the colpo, showed no  bad cells. she said the hysterectomy took care of all the bad cells, but I must repeat in 3 months. The doctor said my only problem was that I had Inpacted Constipation!!! get this, my ct scan showed this and my hernia healed itself. I can't get over this , because I go to the bathroom regulary, sometimes 3x a day!!!.That doesn't matter, SO I must continue my colon cleansing, this will help a lot. She really listens and gave me a list of vitamins to take including, probiotics to boost my immune system, also b12 shots for energy, I must go the her office to geet the shots. We will see if this works, my id doc says it doesn't work on hiv+ people. I must watch my diet and eat healthy, the gas and bloating are all constipation.Plus no. 1 thing, drink more WATER !!!! I have a hard time with this,I am going to by a juicer, and buy veggies and fruit in bulk from Sams and the farmers market, This will be an investment, but I am worth it. MY boo will be moving here on the 12th of Feb,2009 and I can't wait. His job is laying off, but he will find another job.Thank God for the new stimulas package, that will create and save some jobs, many plants closing here in the south, things are really bad., but it gets worse before it gets better. Untill then, Keep on Trucking.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2009, 12:09:04 PM »
Not much going on with me really. I had an appointment today but I missed it. I overslept but my friend got into a car accident at Walmart the other day. So, I assumed he wasn't coming anyway. For some reason I couldn't even get to sleep until 3 am. And got up about an hour ago. I finally got to talk to Rey yesterday. First time I have chatted with someone on Yahoo all day. Weather and work permitting, we may see each other tomorrow. I paid Sexy a visit yesterday but I didn't stay long because someone is always knocking on his door, seriously.And that got on my nerves...

The snow has decided to let up finally but yesterday we broke all kind of records for our area. Then on the news it said this 15 year old fired off 2 shots from his gun. One bullet hit the girl in her hip, not sure about the other one. So, the kid skips town but the police found him by looking on MySpace. That was so funny to me that I was in tears. Just think when he goes to jail, he has to try to live that down. But at least there was no fatalities.

Other than that, just another day in the hood......
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2009, 02:36:10 PM »
Welcome to the ladies thread Happy.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2009, 05:12:42 PM »
Welcome to our family, Happy!  Can't wait to hear more from you.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2009, 06:37:00 PM »
Welcome, Happy!
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2009, 08:57:44 PM »
Happy- Welcome! I haven't read your story yet but I will.

Mum- I wish I knew how to sew. I know how to crossstich although I probably don't do it the "correct" way. I took a knitting class once and I just could not do it. I felt like the biggest idiot and just gave up. I hope the medicine works for Mini.

Betty- I have been meaning to ask about your smoking. You're still of the cigs, right???? :)

Snow- Hi! I don't know how all of you who live where it snows can stand it. I don't think I could live anywhere but California.

Netta- I'm glad everything went well at the gyno. Too bad about the colon thing.... :P Juicing is really good. I used to juice ALL the time. I have been thinking about getting back into it. My favorite is carrot, spinach, and apple..YUMMY!

Nothing else going on here. I have been having a really emotional 2 weeks and I don't know what it going on. I have cried myself to sleep a couple of times. I have excepted the HIV but I think that it is really hitting me. I told my therapist that I don't even think about the future, I just go one day at a time. I guess I just have to work through this...... :) Well that's about all. Stay warm all my ladies in the snow!



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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2009, 10:10:51 PM »
Hey Ladies,

What's going on. I haven't done much. I went to work and came home and cooked. I helped the children with their homework and done my own. I am bushed now. I have to make sure they get their bathes and wash the dishes and I'm off to bed. Today was a pretty good day here in the SIP. It was 65 degrees here. But it was like 35 yesterday. That was so cold.

Happy- Welcome to the Womens Forum

Tendai- I'm happy you found a new house

Viv- I get like that sometimes, but i try to pray and keep it going. I will be praying for you.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2009, 06:32:03 AM »
Vyv, I can't knit to save my life.  I've tried several times, but I just can't get it.  I wish I would've learned when I was younger - it would've been easier, I think.  My mum can crochet and knit.  She taught me to crochet when I was 5, but I'm not sure why knitting took a back seat.  As for sewing, I can sew easy stuff, but nothing too complicated or anything that has to stand up to too much scrutiny.  For those things, I hand it over to my mum.

I remember when Mim was first diagnosed.  I didn't let myself think about the future, either.  I gave up the dreams of her going to college, dating, getting married, having kids.  Even after I "accepted" the HIV and got into the routine of doctors, meds, tests, and therapists, it took a long time (6yrs+) before I began to let myself start thinking of those things again.  It was almost like things were going well but I was still waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I'm still not 100%, but it's getting better.

Keeping, good to hear from you again!  How much longer do you have until you're finished with school?  I admire you and Betty for going back.  I know I couldn't at this point in my life.  I expect a graduation invitation from you, too.

It looks like my plans for an evening out are going to get scrapped.  The weather is supposed to bomb this afternoon and I don't want to spend the evening worrying about having to get home because the weather starts getting bad.  And, my parents live about 10 miles from us and it's all back country roads.  I'd worry about them getting home safely, too.  Of course yesterday was cold, but clear.  Tomorrow is supposed to be nice - up to 40, but Mim has a birthday party to go to from 2 - 4pm.  Not enough time to go out before or after.  Oh, well.

Not much planned now for today.  We'll have school and I'll do laundry.  Hubby will shovel again and salt the driveway.  Everything that melted yesterday froze overnight.  He had to use a pick ax yesterday to break it up.  Oh, the joys of living in the frigid north.  I'm ready for Spring!

Happy Friday, everyone!
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2009, 07:09:16 AM »
Afternoon Ladies :)

Thank you very much for the kind words and the warm welcome. I feel part of the family already.
Today I kinda had a not so good day.
As much as one tries to stay away from stressfull situations, they are always there.
My sister wanted to register to study,
I paid the registration fee to the University account only to be told that the course she wants to register is no longer accepting new students  >:(
She stays with my mom in the other part of the country and my mother is stressing because she is crying non stop

I have not told either of them about my status
My mom has a heart condition and she is 64,I do not want to be the one who kills her with shock
What makes it worse I am a breadwinner at home
So that will hit them damn hard

It is raining here but it is not cold.

Mum - I still find my thoughts wondering when I think about the future as well.
I think at some stage I thought I was going to die tommorrow
I am training my mind not to let negative thoughts bother me.
I am finishing course work this year and next year I will start with research
Invitation you will definitely get


Tendai- We are neighbours.Maybe one day I will visit Zim, people say its a beautiful country regardless of the instability
I admire you for sticking around

Netta - We are getting rationalised as well, the platinum prices have gone down and the mines are not doing well
You boo will be fine and I know exactly what they are going through

Thank you once more ladies

With love

Happy
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2009, 08:09:45 AM »
Good Morning Ladies.  Welcome to Happy1976, glad to have you here. The ladies are great and the men in the other part of the forums are great, too. I tend to stick to the ladies forum but this whole place is full of wonderful people.                                                                   Minismum, I am sorry that your plans for a evening out got cancelled, maybe you can go when the roads clear. I read about Mini's purple dress for the Narnia party. I bet she looks really beautiful. I read all those books when I was much younger and they were really great.              Keeping, sounds like you really have a full schedule. You go, girl. I can barely keep up with one child's home work.                                             Viv,hope you get to feeling better.  Wish I had more to say but I will keep you in my thoughts.                                                                      Queen, Glad you got to talk to Rey and   I can understand being irritated by people constantly knocking on Sexy's door. I would leave , too.Glad the snow stopped. Stay safe and warm. I hope your Friend didn't get hurt in the accident.  Next time Lucifer bites you, bop him on the head. He shouldn't be biting like that, he might just be frustrated but exert your dominance over him and maybe he will quit.                                                                                   Netta, glad the colposcopy went well. Sorry about the constipation. I know you are excited about your Boo coming. Things are bad here in the south but I think they are bad all over. Hopefully it will get better soon.                                                                  Betty,   Try to stay safe and warm. I saw the commercials for that movie Milk and it looks like a great movie. I'd go nuts if it wasn't for my books and the computer. It's too cold for me outside. I bundle up and go outside anyway but not for long.                                                  Snow, hope things are going well for you. How are your babies?  I hate winter time but at least it kills most of the bugs.                           Tendai, glad you found a new place to live. I hate roaches, but that story was funny. I worked for an insurance company once, in the file room and there were giant roaches in the bathroom. I would scream and run even though I had on Timberlands, I refused to go in there.                                                                                Well, things are good here. I put in a few job applications but only to one place that I would consider working. The other places, I would end up arguing with the boss so that won't work.  Nothing going on today. Laundry, vacuuming and reading until Robert gets home. Hope everyone has a great day. Later.   Cristy

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2009, 10:28:25 AM »
Morning ladies,

Welcome, Happy!  I'm glad you decided to join us.  I'm sure your sister will be alright.  Is there some other course she can take? 

Netta, I am so glad your colposcopy was clear.  That's one less worry.  I used to juice all the time.  I loved carrot juice, which I was surprised about; but, fresh carrot juice is really sweet.  It costs quite a bit to juice, though, as it takes so many things to get one glass of juice.  But, if you can do it, I'd go for it.

Queen, is everything alright?

Andrea, do those 2 emotional weeks have to do with your mom and dad?  I know you've been having issues with them.  I used to plan for my memorial service, will etc.  That was, of course, back when I first got diagnosed (1989).  Things were grimmer then.  Now, there's no reason, other than the usual physical stuff, that people with HIV won't live much longer lives.  I know it's hard to accept, especially when first diagnosed.  But, just give yourself time.  And cry all you want.  That's how feelings come out.  There's an old Indian saying, something like "the soul would have no rainbow, if the eyes had no tears."

Keeping, I think you and I will be done at the same time with school (provided I pass everything).  Won't you be glad?

Mum, geesh, I'm sorry you don't get to go out tonight.  Are you sure you're going to get dumped on weather wise?  Is there anyway you can go out over the weekend?   You and your hubby deserve a night out.  How is Mini? 

Cristy, I'm glad you know your limits with the jobs.  If you took one that wouldn't suit you,  you probably wouldn't last, and that wouldn't be good.  I don't know about there, but here with welfare, if one quits a job without good reason, one gets, oh, like "punished."

Things as far as factories are concerned are bad here also.  Elkhart county (one county to the east of me), is the RV capital and they have the highest unemployment rate in the state.  Michigan, which my city borders, has the highest unemployment rate in the country.  Of course, that's where the auto makers are, and that has a lot to do with it.  It's bad all over, and I hope the stimulus gets passed through the senate, and that it helps.  I feel very blessed to have social security, since it's pretty much a steady income.  It does suck to be poor, but it would suck even more to not have anything coming in.

Last night's Biology class went much better.  The professor was talking about genes (not only does he have his master's in biology, he also has his master's in genetics), and how they're finding out more about it being genetic when a person is gay.  He told us about his daughter coming out to him, and how she's a medical doctor now.  On break, he (he knows I have Aids) told me about him being the educator and researcher for Elkhart Country in the mid 80's regarding HIV.  And he told me about how he used to educate the kids in schools etc.  So, now I can't dislike him, because he's very human to me.  At least that makes the class bearable.  He also said he would meet with us before class if we're having problems.  I told him that before the final, I would have to meet with him, to find out exactly what it is he wants.  So, things are going a bit better there. 

The weather outside is frightful and frigid.  It's only 12F here.  At least it's not blizzarding. I saw Clarkson, Kentucky on the news this morning and how 95% of the town is without power because of horrible ice storms.  I know they're not prepared to deal with that kind of stuff there.  I'm glad it's not like that here.  Sunday it's supposed to warm up to 37F.  Wow, that's going to be a heatwave.  I have a lot of homework to do today, and nothing planned other than that. You ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2009, 11:17:52 AM »

Cristy, I'm glad you know your limits with the jobs.  If you took one that wouldn't suit you,  you probably wouldn't last, and that wouldn't be good.  I don't know about there, but here with welfare, if one quits a job without good reason, one gets, oh, like "punished."

                                                                                    Betty, the main problem with the couple places I KNOW won't work out is my schedule. I basically have a very set schedule I can work but one manager told me"I make the schedule and you would work when I need you" . I just smiled and finished talking to her and left. Definitely not gonna call back on that one.      Yes, It feels like the welfare people punish you period, not just for quitting. I have found a couple really great ladies there that help a lot but I couldn't do their job I'm grateful for the help but hate it sometimes.   I  can get unemployment for about 4 more months and all I have to do is apply to 2 places per week. I will find something that suits me in that time.   I'm going Monday to apply for more jobs.                                                                                 Kinda bored, I have the house to myself but am done cleaning so now it's internet time.    Talk to you later.   Cristy

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« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2009, 01:05:36 PM »
Hello, I had my b12 shot today, don't feel a dam difference !!!
oh well. trying to finish crochet projects I let go. Kids will be here tonite.Sunny and brezzy in the 50s today.
HAPPY-What arer you studying ??? good luck with school
Betty- hope  it warms up !
Queen, do you live in Philly??? my ex lives in Philly, he is tall and handsome, but run the other way if you see him. :D
Mums - I can't knita lick either !!! I have tried but itis frustrating.
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« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2009, 02:57:09 PM »
Hey everyone! I am not even going to attempt to catch up. I will save that for a day when I am not so busy. Of course I live in Kentucky and am one of those half million people without power. Besides being freezing, it is just plain boring. I did finally go to work today and am swamped. A tree fell on my car and cracked the windshield. Nice. Last week both of my daughters had some kind of viral infection. The only symptom they had was fevers. My four year old's got up to 104.3 at one point. It lasted about 4 days so I had to stay home most of last week cooped up in the house so being at work today is actually a treat. Hope everyone is doing well. I will check back in soon.

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« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2009, 06:10:42 PM »
Betty, my parents and Hubby thought that it would, and don't you know it - we had sun from 3 - 5 before the sun went down and not one lick of snow since this morning.  Oh, well.  Hubby did the laundry for me and he and the kids baked me a cake.  We're celebrating today because Monday (my actual birthday) will be busy with Mim's ENT appt. then dance class  for #4, #5, and me right after.  Tuesday our oldest son and Mim dance, so that's out.  Wed. is church, and our schedule just keeps going.  Maybe next year :-\

The clinic called today and refuses to write another prescription for Mini.  I went into detail in LW.  ( I even cursed twice, betty!) I'm so frustrated with the whole thing - I'm starting to take it personally.

I'm also bummed because our dance concert was changed to May 8th.  My parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousin won't be able to come because they are all flying out to Arkansas that night for my other cousin's wedding - which I was supposed to go to and now I can't.  They missed our winter concert because of 2 accidents that blocked their way out. 

Sorry for the glum.  It's just been a bummy day all the way around.
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2009, 09:55:46 AM »
Morning ladies,

Cristy, here, where the governor privatized welfare, no one has it good anymore.  Because once the agency is privatized, the money really does belong to the employees, so the more people they can keep off their rolls, the more money they make.  It's awful.

Netta, I used to get B12 shots back in the early 90's.  I think I would get extra energy, but it would only last for a day. 

Jenny, wow.  It just doesn't sound like you've had a very good time of things lately.

Mum, I'm so sorry you had to miss your night out.  What's going on this weekend?  Can you go sometime today or tomorrow?  I realize you have church tomorrow, but not all day.  Anyway, how was your cake?

Another day.  My daughter called me at 5:30 this morning.  It's 3 hours earlier where she's at, and she had just finished work.  She said she thought I'd be up (I don't know why she'd think that).  So, I talked to her for about an hour.  She had an ultrasound done Monday and is due June 16 and they think she is having a girl. 

Today, if my best friend feels better, we might go see 'The Wrestler,' and go to a meeting.  It's only 11F here right now, but it's supposed to warm up to 31F.  I might have to wear a t-shirt.  That's about it for me today.  You ladies have a good day. 
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« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2009, 10:17:20 AM »
Good morning my ladies!

Happy- I'm glad you came on over to join us. So no one in your family knows about your status? My family knows but only one of my friends knows. Sometimes I just want to tell everyone so I don't have to think about it.

CJ- Good luck on the job front! Right now California is in an economic crisis and of course the first place they want to cut back is education. Many school districts are laying off thousands of teachers. They are trying to prepare us at our district. I'm a little worried....

Betty- Yes, I'm still having a hard time with my parents. I'm sure things will get better though. I'm glad things went well in your class. The teacher seems like he is a nice guy.

Netta- I would LOVE more energy... :)

Mum- I'm sorry your birthday plans got messed up. Did the cake turn out good??

Jenny- I heard something about the power outage on the news. What exactly is going on?

Nothing much going on. I want to get all my work done today so I can just do nothing tomorrow. My sister's birthday is tomorrow and tonight she is having a party. My dad is in Florida visiting his sister and this is the first time she has been left alone. She is going to be 19. She was in Texas visiting my mom and just got back on Wednesday. I had been checking the mail and the house like my dad requested but now that she is there I feel like I shouldn't have to. She can do all that...although we will see if it will get done. I worry that she is doing stuff that she shouldn't but I am going to let it go.....see therapy works...LOL!!!

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« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2009, 11:06:03 AM »
Morning Ladies----

Nothing eventful really happened yesterday other than Lucifer trying to take another bite out of me. This time he climbed up my arm and decided to bite me twice.Christy, I let him know who the Alpha is around here. When I caught him I spanked him, bit him back and put him in his room for awhile. Sort of a kitty time out, I guess you would call it. I got so mad, I called the vet and made an appointment to see the doctor. The nurse who answered the phone said it could be behavorial(sp?).He seems to do it when he wants in the basement or lately when Rey comes over. Yesterday it was before he even got here though so I don't know but it is pissing me off.

Speaking of Rey, he came over yesterday to spend some time with me. But that came to a screeching halt when the plumbers got to banging on my freaking door. Yeah, the landlord finally decided to send someone to fix the damn drain but I didn't even get a notice, phone call or anything saying they were coming. Talk about raining on my parade but he should be coming over this afternoon. Hopefully with no distractions.... ;D

Mum---I hope you feel better soon. I hate when things don't go according to plan..

Netta--Nah, I don't live in Philly, I am about 7 hours away from there. And hasn't been there in years, use to go when I lived in Harrisburg...

That's about it for me, gotta start getting ready....Have a good day everyone...
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« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2009, 12:17:08 PM »
Today, Mim has a birthday party from 2 - 4 and my mum had to take my grandmothers to the grocery store so we don't have anyone to watch the kids.  Tomorrow we have church in the morning and then Hubby is taking us all to Cracker Barrel - about 45 minute drive - for lupper.  We usually go back to church at night, but it was cancelled because of the Super Bowl.  My parents gave us a raincheck that we hope to "cash in" either next Friday or Saturday. 

The cake turned out well.  All the kids got to help mix it and put on the icing.  They sang "Happy Birthday", danced around for a bit (from the sugar rush), then we snuggled down and watched a movie together.  I was sound asleep before 10...lol!  It turned out to be a wonderful evening - even if it didn't turn out the way we planned.

Vyv, I didn't realize that you were in California.  Are they really going to give everyone an IOU instead of their tax returns and benefits?  How do they expect people to eat?  That's got to be seriously scarey for you.  Are they cutting funding to programs?  I'm thinking about free / reduced lunches for the kids, special needs services...wow, the list goes on and on.  I'll certainly keep you and the entire state in my prayers.

Queen, it could've been worse - they could've just walked right on in without knocking.  In that case, they deserved to see what they saw..lol!  I thought you gave Lucifer away, or was it Nefertiti?  Not sure what's up with him , but I agree that the biting has to stop.  Did he behave after his time out?

Nothing much going on today.  Kids are eating lunch, then I've got to get Mim ready for her party.  I'll take pictures of her in her Narnia dress (it's nothing fancy, but she thinks so) and post them later tonight or tomorrow.

Happy Saturday all my sweeties!
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« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2009, 12:37:05 PM »
Mum- Well as always there is more to all the info that is put out there. There has been talk about I.O.U.'s and children not gettting their food, etc. What is happening is this: California has increased the size of government and spending when the revenue has not increased. The government keeps spending and doesn't want to cut back on anything. They are trying to increase the taxes claiming that to be the only way to help the deficit. As far as the tax returns go, they will probably delay them until the payments come in. California already is one of the highest taxed states in the country so increasing it would be crazy. What we need to do is cut back. Education gets the most money followed by the all the subsidies (disability, welfare, free/reduced lunches, etc.) There are a lot of people who abuse it and drain the system. There is not time limit or regulations in regards to income subsidation. In fact, CA is out of compliance with the federal government. We have students in our school, which is in a middle/high income are who get free lunch, but are dropped off at school in Hummer's and Escalades. There is also the illegal immigration factor that we have here in southern CA. There is just a lot. The politicians would rather charge us more then cut back their spending and programs. Here is one example of spending, government officials get a per diem, vehicles, gas for the vehicles, and insurance for the vehicales all paid by tax dollars. That's a lot of  $$$
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« Reply #79 on: February 01, 2009, 09:55:02 AM »
Morning ladies,

Andrea, I'm glad you're not getting involved with watching your sister.  Good for you.  I hope you stick to it.  She's an adult, let her make adult choices and pay adult consequences.    California sounds screwed up, but I think most states have their drawbacks.  When my daughter went to school (I was on disability), we had to fill out a form and send copies in (for reduced/free lunches), of income and any welfare benefits.  Of course, that doesn't mean people weren't really living well from doing other things.  I remember before the food stamp card came out, when they used to be like cash dollars and I had to go to the welfare office to get them, some people would drive Cadillacs, Lincolns etc.  So, who knows what they were actually up to.  Well, I have a pretty good idea.

Queen, I had a cat when I was 16, who was spade, and a male.  When I got together with a boyfriend, and the boyfriend came over, the cat started spraying.  He was jealous.  I wonder if Lucifer is jealous of Rey?  Maybe not, but that's what it made me think of.  Anyway, I'm glad your plumbing's getting fixed.

Mum, so, hopefully you'll be able to go out next weekend.  I've got my fingers and legs crossed for you.  I'm looking forward to seeing Mini in her dress.  And I hope she gets my card soon; does it take longer for mail because of where you live?  When I mail something to my daughter in Washington, it takes about five days for her to get it.  Happy early birthday to you, by the way.  Tomorrow is the actual day, isn't it?

I saw 'The Wrestler' last night.  OMG, it was such a good movie.  I cried a bit at the end.  It was a deep movie, but extremely well done.  Mickey Rourke did a hell of a job; I can see why he's up for an academy.  And Marissa Tomei did a good job also.  I recommend the movie to everyone (adults only, of course).  I'm hoping to go see 'Frost/Nixon,' and 'The Reader' soon.  Today I'm taking my granddaughter to the dollar theater to see 'The Tales of Desperaux.'  I got her the book, so now she wants to see the movie.  I'm glad it's at the dollar theater, I can save a little money that way.  She had said last week she wants to go see 'Mall Cop.'  I suppose that movie would appeal to her age group, with the slapstick comedy and all.  Anyway, I'm taking her out to lunch first, probably at Ihop. 

I got my Biology homework done yesterday, and I'm so relieved.  All I have left to do is write one paper for my other class, "The Family."  We usually write two papers a week for that class, but they're not too difficult, as they're usually reflection papers.  Anyway, that's going to be my day.  I hope you ladies have a good one.
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« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2009, 12:15:46 PM »
Betty-- I am thinking he is jealous too but he was doing this biting thing before Rey came into the picture. The biting is getting worse, it's getting to the point that he is breaking skin and drawing blood. I am wondering if he can get infected from me? He has an appointment with the vet on Thursday, not sure whether to mention this or not.

It's the freaking Super Bowl, not really into it since my team isn't there but I will represent since Pittsburgh is in it. I use to be into it back in the day but to me, the half-time show isn't as good as it use to be back in the day. I did watch it when Prince did it one year. Missed the wardrobe meltdown with Justin and Janet. I am suppose to watch it with my sister but it depends on how I feel.

I stayed up most of the night playing Warcraft. I think I finally went to sleep around 4:30 this morning. I am surprised I am up now to be honest with you. When I get motivated to move, I have to go to the store. And change the batteries in my phone, that is the highlight of my day-----Can we all say "Yay".... ;D
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2009, 05:13:19 AM »
hie y'all

Happy - welcome to the forums! I read your story and it sounds like u got a new lease of life.  Did you get a refund for the money you paid at the university? So whats the plan, she looks for another course or change university or what? I can understand how frustrating it must be.  

Queen - i hope u find out whats wrong with Lucifer before he does serious damage to you. I had to laugh about the guy who got caught thru MySpace. Oh the wonders of modern technology... Did u finally get some uninterrupted time with Rey?

netta - great about the colposcopy. i hope all the fruit and veggies work for you. the countdown begins for the arrival of your man. bet u going to have lotsa fun

mum - fingers crossed you get to have your night out this weekend. also cant wait to see the pics of mini in her dress

andrea - isnt it weird how some governments are so okay with letting the education system go down the drain. here our kids havent learnt anything much these past few months, those who wrote exams didnt have results coz there was noone to mark the exams. they were using SOLDIERS to mark the exams.  hopefully  now the "government of national unity" things will change for the better coz these kids have wasted 2 years of their education time coz of the rubbish in the government.

cristy - good luck again job hunting. i hope u find something suitable.

jenny - i know how it is having no electricity in the cold.  thank goodness our temperatures dont get too low.  i used to get bored out of mind when i was off work and the power was out. what are u using for cooking and all?

well i moved on saturday. had to wait for a few hours coz the previous occupant hadnt moved out and had gone to town with the keys. finally finished packing on sunday morning and felt like i'd just lost a match to Beth Phoenix, i ached all over and was moving like an old woman.  the place is fine, tho the kitchen is sooo empty, i msut get some chairs or something. plus i have a sort of garden all to myself, i wish i were the gardening type. best part is im so close to work i can leave the house at 7.30 and make it in the office long before 8, so i dont have to wake up so early :D

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« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2009, 07:47:38 AM »
Happy Birthday to me!!  36yrs young and still going strong (but feeling OLD). 

Betty, your card came Saturday.  Thank you so much!!  Poppy's new picture is tucked in with his old one and both are safely tucked in her box that she sleeps with. ;D  The card is taped to our fridge.

Today we're taking Mim to see the new ENT.  Keep your fingers crossed that this guy LISTENS.  Honestly, is that too much to ask?  I just need to get off this never ending merry-go-round that's spinning in circles and going nowhere. 

After church yesterday, we went to Cracker Barrel for lunch.  Then, we went to my parents' house so the kids could sled.  All of our snow was gone, but my parents have parts of their yard that don't get sun so they had a nice slope.  We ate pizza and cake for dinner, watched the 1st quarter of the Super Bowl, and went home.  My mom kept calling telling us what was going on with the game.

My grandmother gave me the 1st book (there's 4 total) of the "Twilight" book series.  She has all 4 of them.  As soon as I finish "The Seven" trilogy, I'll get started on it. 

That's all from this side of the mountain.  I'll get hubby to download the pictures from the party.  It was really a great party.

Great Monday!
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2009, 08:00:59 AM »
Morning ladies,

Queen, I really don't think Lucifer could get your HIV, since it has to get into the bloodstream.  But his behavior certainly is concerning.  He seems to think he's the king of the place. 

Tendai, I'm glad you're moved.  I hope you enjoy your new place, you certainly deserve it after that old place.  What's the government of national unity?  Is this some new thing?

Mum, I'm glad you got the card and pic.  Pizza and cake sound good.  I'm starving right about now and would eat them for breakfast.

Yesterday I took my granddaughter out to lunch and we went to see 'The Tales of Despereaux.'  It was a good movie, and taught a good lesson.  My grandson and the adopted mom also went.  It was playing at the dollar theater, so it only cost both of us (granddaughter and I) $3.00 to get in. 

I also finished off my biology homework. I watched part of the Superbowl.  I missed 1/2 time though and was wanting to see it because of Bruce Springsteen playing.  I love him and heard on the news today that he did a great job.  I didn't see the ending until this morning.  I'm not really into football.  I like the Chicago Cubs; always have, always will, win or lose.  There's just something about Cubs' fans...

Today I'm going to do a paper for my other class, and tidy up.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #84 on: February 02, 2009, 08:49:57 AM »
Hi all .hope all is well............
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« Reply #85 on: February 02, 2009, 10:24:22 AM »
The biting is getting worse, it's getting to the point that he is breaking skin and drawing blood. I am wondering if he can get infected from me? He has an appointment with the vet on Thursday, not sure whether to mention this or not.


Queen, there's no way Lucifer could become infected from you whether your blood gets into his bloodstream or not. It's call hiv - human  immunodificiency virus for a reason - only humans can get it. There is a illness cats get call fiv - feline  immunodeficiency virus, but only cats get it.

As for the biting, I haven't a clue what might be causing it. I've had cats all my life and none of them have ever had this problem. Hope you get it sorted soon. Make sure you're washing any bites where he's broken your skin out with plenty of antiseptic - cats mouths are notoriously dirty and full of bacteria.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #86 on: February 02, 2009, 11:03:42 AM »
Top of the morning to ya, ladies....

First, let me send my condolences to Wishful. I was wondering if you were going to mention it here. I saw it on MySpace. She is now out of pain and will continue to watch over you and your family... :-*

Tendai---I caught the reference to Beth Pheonix though no one else prolly did... ;) For those of you who don't know, Beth Pheonix was the Women's Champion in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). You know Melina has the belt now. And Raw comes on tonight, I am on it!!!!

Ann-- Thanks for clearing that up for me. I knew cats and dogs had their version but I wasn't sure if our virus could be passed to them. So far so good, I didn't get bit yesterday. And he's acting kind of mellow today. My sister thinks the biting could be coming from him going into "heat" or smelling a female cat outside. Though I have not seen another cat on my block since I moved here.

Mum----Happy Birthday. 36 huh, wanna trade for 40 but I know what you mean about your body. Mine let's me know all the time especially when I have to look at that needle every night at 9. I hope you pamper yourself today... :-*

Nothing exciting planned for me today, just relaxing around the house. The next few days are going to be a little hectic....Have a good one.....
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #87 on: February 02, 2009, 11:32:32 AM »
Hello all,
WISHFUL- sorry to here of your mom passing. You are in my prayers.
Sunday was exciting here,went to church and to dinner Sunday with an aids awareness group, I had been invovled with in the past. They are having an event next Sunday and I will be a part of it.
The resturant was a west indian, resturant and the food was great!.Paying some bills online today. the b12 hot kicked in yesterday, and  I had a little more energy!!!!
Today I may do some laundry. I have the colonoscopy Friday, so I want to have my laundry done and house clean, because  they are giving me some meds to sleep. I have to fast thursday and can only have liquids!!! this will be hard. Then I have to drink  this big bottle of cleanse I have to get from the pharmacist, to clean me out !!!.I have had a colonoscopy before but I was in the hostpital  overnitefor that. things have changed so much !!! no more hospital stays for this test, medicaid /medicare has cutbacks for sure. On a briter note, My boo will be here on Monday!!!
MUM- happy birthday !!!
Jenny- good to here from you, sorry about the storms, and all the people without electricity. hope you didnt suffer much.

Love to all, netta
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #88 on: February 02, 2009, 01:55:26 PM »
Well, still no power. Tomorrow will be one week. Luckily I have a gas stove so we are able to cook but the boredom has taken a toll on everyone. There is a slight chance for a little snow in the next couple of days, hopefully it will pass us though. Yesterday it was almost 60 outside. That is just plain nuts. Crossing my fingers for the next few days. Hope everyone else is well.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #89 on: February 02, 2009, 02:21:46 PM »
Wishful, I am so sorry about your mother's passing.  Sending you (((HUGS))))).                                                                                        Minismum, Happy 36th birthday. Hope you and Hubby can go out this week or next to celebrate.                                                                   Not much going on, went and applied for a couple jobs in town and am taking a short break. I am very tired today, I  slept poorly last night due to really odd dreams. I bet I sleep good tonight. Talk to you soon.     Cristy

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2009, 06:14:06 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss Wishful.



I thought I had read Lucifer had been neutered. If so he wouldn't be going into heat.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2009, 02:44:10 AM »
Wish - im so sorry about your mom. My condolences..

Mum - happy birthday!

Queen - we're so behind in wrestling here. how did Beth lose when she had that crazy girl who jumps out of the crowd and bashes Melina when she's beating Beth?

Betty - the government of nationaly unity is the new government comprising of Mugabe's party combined with the opposition MDC.  Mugabe is President and Tsvangirai will be Prime Minister. He's going to be sworn in on the 11th of February.  Oh and we have new money AGAIN.  they cancelled twelve zeros AGAIN, i think that makes thirty or so zeros they've cancelled from our currency now ::)


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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2009, 08:21:39 AM »
Morning ladies,

Jamie, again, my condolences on your loss.  I know she's out of pain and suffering, but it still doesn't make it easy.  You're in my thoughts.

Queen, no, I didn't know who Beth Phoenix is.  You would like the movie 'The Wrestler.' 

Netta, I'm glad you're doing something with the Aids Activist group.  Be sure to let us know how it goes.  And good luck with your colonoscopy.  Be careful when you're taking that stuff that cleans you out.  Someone I know who did that got dehydrated. 

Jenny, wow, one week without power?  Any news of when it's going to be restored?  That would drive me insane. 

Cristy, I hope you got some sleep last night.

Wendy, what's going on?

Tendai, I don't know how you keep up with the money situation.  So, your bills are no longer in the denomination of millions? 

I did the paper that's due in one of my classes yesterday, and will type it out today.  I got a huge migraine yesterday while doing the paper, and had to lay down.  I'm not sure what caused it.  I drank a diet Pepsi right before it hit.  I was thinking that caffeine helps migraines?  I cut way back on the caffeine when I quit smoking, and rarely drink it other than the morning cup of coffee. 

Today is bill paying day, and I'm going by my ASO in the afternoon.  I'm taking a medical bill into them, and I'm meeting the lady who wants to start a women's support group.  This will be the first one in years that they've had here.  The last one they had was in the middle 90's.  I hope this one happens, and that ladies attend.  It's so hard to get women here to go to anything like that. 

Anyway, that's my day.  You ladies have a good one.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2009, 08:34:32 AM »
Wishful, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your mom.  I will certainly keep you and your family in our prayers.

Jenny, we had that same problem after hurricane Andrew hit Louisiana.  I'm glad you have a way to cook.  At least the temps are warming a bit so you don't freeze. 

Well, our saga continues.  We went to the new ENT yesterday only to be told by the receptionist that she FORGOT to call us and let us know that the doctor was in surgery and wouldn't be in for at least 2hrs.  I was livid and Mini was upset.  I feel like I am on a never-ending merry-go-round - constantly moving, but never going anywhere.  She has another appointment tomorrow afternoon.  If it doesn't work out, we have an interview with another ENT onThursday.  I know it's not the guys fault, but it still bites.

Hubby is out of town today for work, so I'll be suiting up all the kids for dance class tonight.  I hate driving in the snow, but it can't be helped.  I'll also have them all for school - fingers crossed.

Ladies, you all have the best of Tuesdays.  I'll let you know what happens tomorrow afternoon.  Eventually, we'll have to make progress.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2009, 04:40:01 PM »
Howdy All---

Tendai--- Beth lost the belt at the last pay per view which I think was the Royal Rumble. I didn't see it but Melina has it now. Last night Beth mandhandled Candice Michelle , of course Santino and the side kick were along. I am wondering how far behind you are over there because a lot has been happening.

Betty--- They have been showing bits and pieces of that movie during Raw. Mickey Rourke was even challenged by Chris Jericho after Rourke said something about him. They even appeared on Larry King. Sports entertainment, you gotta love it...Well, you don't but I do.... ;D

Nothing going on for me today, just paying bills. I was looking for an iguana but the ones I saw were either females or looked sickly. So, I will wait. I did buy some new speakers for my computer. I really want to try them out so bad but I know I'll get a phone call from Miss Thing upstairs. My bf finally got the money for the car now she is looking for the guy to fix it. Dropped some money to my son via the internet. I was also able to email him a letter which makes things way easier. He is hoping to get into some type of boot camp, if he does then he'll just have to serve a year. So, we shall see....

Other than that, all is quiet...
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
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Offline camille07

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2009, 09:24:47 PM »
Hey Ladies-

Happy Birthday Mum!!! 36 seems like it was long ago but really just 3 long years.

Tendai-  LOL on the shaving. It's funny how its really just a personal decision. Some guys like it, some guys don't care.  Glad to hear about the new place. It sounds safe which is the most important thing for you.

Betty-  I'm going to movies tomorrow and it's a toss between MILK and Slum dog. Though, I'm really intrigued  with Harvey Milk's story, I'm being pulled by Slum dog.    Biology sounds like it's getting better?

Netta-  Good luck on your colonoscopy on Friday.  As you know, the worst part is the night before.  I had one a few years ago.

Queen - The question of transmitting hiv to the cat has a lot of people wondering, though Ann set the record straight.   My doctor told me of a story of one of her patients.  He had a partner who was negative.  They owned a high spirited who bit the poz guy and then the neg guy one night in bed.  This raised a lot of questions and the possibilities.  I realize this is not relative to your story but interesting in any event.

Winn-  I like the new animation. What program do you use?

Christy -  keep looking up on that job search.

Welcome to the thread Happy!

Viv-  It's snowing and cold on the Jersey shore tonight.  Would love to be on your coast for a bit.

Yesterday was a costly day financially.  My cell phone broke.  The 3,6, and 9 were intermittently working until the most awkward of pushes wouldn't cut it.  Then my great dane had a nail that was split on two sides.  I believe it happened on the beach.  Dirt and sand got into the the exposed areas and her quick was exposed.  The vet had to anesthetize her and cut off the entire nail and then cortirize the end.  It hardly snows here and now that my dog has her leg bandaged, I have to wrap it up in plastic bags to keep the wrappings dry.

Today was a costly day emotionally.  I had a friend staying with me until he got back on his feet.  He wants more from the relationship but I don't want to go down that path again after thinking about it many times.  But worse, my ex (who broke up with me about 3 months ago) is dating someone.  But he's taken it to the next level and is getting serious.  I found out from some mutual friends.  The break up devastated me because for the first time in a long time I was really happy.  I feel like I'm on the verge of tears all day...even crossing over to a full on cry fest.  I hate feeling this way.

Hope you ladies are well.  Good night to you all :)

Camms

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #96 on: February 04, 2009, 08:07:39 AM »
Good morning Ladies. Not much going on here.                                    Betty, that sounds great about helping to start a ladies support group in your area.                 Sorry you got a migraine. I am not sure if caffeine helps but it couldn't hurt, I hope. I get them every once in a blue moon now that I am grown, I used to get them a lot when I was a child and they would last for days. Thanks for the good sleep wishes. I am just having the oddest dreams here lately. Last night I dreamed of roaches and a bunch of other weird stuff. The night before I dreamed that all the food in the house was gone and all we had to eat was some BBQ ribs and leftovers and my mom was crying cause she burnt the ribs.  Just weird.                                                           Mum, Yeah, that probably wasn't the guy's fault but they should have called you. I am sorry you are having a hard time finding a good ENT.   Hope dance classes went well and you are all home and snuggly and warm.                                                                     Tendai, hope things are going to improve where you are. How do you keep up with the money?                                                        Queen,  be careful with an iguana. All reptiles,even turtles,  carry salmonella on their skin. Other than that, I've heard they make great pets, just wash your hands good after you handle it. I'll be hoping for your son to get boot camp. Much better than prison.                       Camms, hope things get better for you. Sounds like the last couple days have been rough.                                                             Netta, good luck Friday .                                                                Hope you ladies have a good day. We had a snow day yesterday, Robert was out of school so I took him to Walmart with me and found him a  Mario Brothers shirt that lights up for $5. Talk about a happy child. He is so easy to please at least at this age but I think  he will stay easy to please.   He went to school today so I will just be staying inside cause it's 25 degrees outside.          TTYL.  Cristy

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2009, 08:56:48 AM »
Morning ladies,

Mum, that sucks that the receptionist forgot to call you.  Good luck today; I'm hoping for the best.

Queen, do you have some headphones for your computer?  I have some speakers; they're little, but they're very loud when I want them to be.  Sometimes when my neighbors in the middle get to slamming their door too much, I'll come out and put some music on and turn it up real loud (that's awful isn't it).  I just hate it when people slam doors. 

Camms, wow.  What a time of it you've been having lately.  I hope your doggy heals up soon.  Is the friend who was staying with you the one who wouldn't stop drinking?  And I'm sorry about your ex.  It takes time to heal from a serious relationship that didn't work out.  If you feel like crying, cry.  Hell, I cry when I see a sad advertisement on the t.v. about abused animals.  I never used to.  I think it must be age.  Anyway, it always helps to let things out.

Cristy, strange dreams indeed.  I was thinking maybe your roach dreams were triggered by Tendai's story about the roach being on her back?  I have strange dreams, but I don't remember mine, usually after I've been up a couple hours.  Young children are easy to please pretty much.  My grandkids are.  I'm so glad for that too, 'cause I don't have a lot of money to spend on them.

Well, it's 8F degrees here this morning.  I'm so over this frigid weather.  It makes one not even want to go out for anything.  In the western counties here, they got over a foot of snow.  I'm hoping that stays away from us...

I have school tonight.  Other than that, just a couple other things to do.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2009, 10:45:53 AM »
Popping in fast - taking a break from the booglets for a second before working on geography.  Weather for yesterday was predicted to have 12 inches or more, but we had 1/4 of an inch that melted by 9am with mostly sun - a few clouds - all day long.  It was frigid, but at least it was sunny and driving was safe.

Today we could get 1 - 3 inches.  There was no delay for schools, so I'm hoping that means they've cleaned off the roads.  Mini's appointment isn't until 3.  We'll have to pull out by 2:15.  If schools don't send kids home early, that SHOULD mean the road people would've been out clearing the way for buses.  If not, things could get very interesting :-\

Starting tomorrow, we should have SUN, SUN, SUN.  Still cold, but SUN and no snow!!  I have another eye appointment at noon and will put the car in for an oil change and new windshield wipers.  Friday the high is 40 - I'm breaking out the tank tops and shorts ;)  We're taking Friday off.  We've had school during snow days, so we're taking off on a pretty day.  Plus, the theatre shouldn't be crowded with everyone in school / work.  We're hoping to take the kids to see "Doggy Hotel".

Well, I guess I've delayed geography about as much as I can.  We've made it through spelling (they have spelling tests everyday), math, and language arts.  Geography and science, then we're done for the day.  YEAH!!

I'll update you all when we get back from the ENT's office.  Mini said that she's not calling him doctor anything because he didn't show up on Monday.  So now, she'll just call him Daniel (his first name).  I can't wait for those 2 to meet. ;D

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 53-Freezing hands, warm heart?
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2009, 06:04:49 PM »
This time I used the website http://gifmake.com/ to make my animated picture. I couldnt remember the name of the sites I had used before.

Winn-  I like the new animation. What program do you use?


 


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