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Offline keepingfaith

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Good Morning Ladies,

I started a new thread, hope the title is okay...

How is everyone doing. Just dropping in the say Hello to everyone and let you know that I am still here. I am at work and my knee is killing me. I can't take any meds til I get off of work because all medicine makes me sleepy.

Last night I went out and bought a new carpet cleaner for the house. I so needed it. I have nothing planned for today but work homework and floor cleaning. Hope everyone is good.

I will check back in later..

Latrice!!!

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 08:56:31 PM »
Latrice, what a pretty name. Thanks for starting a new thread, the other one is at 107 replies. The title is good with me, I logged on this morning and wanted to start a new thread but couldn't think of a title A new carpet cleaner sounds good. I need to get a new mop for the kitchen.                                                                                                                                                                    Minismum, glad to hear that you both like Doctor Daniel, hope you find a better PID for her. ThatHealth Access sounds good. Hope you get approved.                                                                                                                                                                          Queen, good luck going back on meds  . I hear you about most of the kids being messed up.Reading the letters I get from my son makes me think it's not gonna get better                                                                                                                                       Tendai, I pay around  $2.00 for a loaf of bread. Food prices have gone crazy here. They all went up around the time that gasoline rose to around $5 per gallon   . Gasoline has dropped to less than $2 per gallon but food remains really high. I would think prices would drop back down but I think people have gotten greedy especially high up in company's.     Hope your Mr out of town gets to come see you.                                                                                                                                                                              Betty , I hope the test on your heart comes back with good results. Maybe the improved diet and the exercise  will improve your risk factor. Didn't you quit smoking as well. That should improve it , too.                                                                                                Happy1976, glad to hear from you. Hope things are going well and you like it here.                                                                                     Camms, I want to see Slumdog Millionaire. It looks like it would be a good movie.  That is impressive with the psychiatrist. I hope it was a good visit. I need to find another therapist . I had one and talking to her made me feel good but she quit so I  never got a new one.                                                                                                                                                                                         Well, it's been a busy day. I vacuumed the whole house, upstairs and downstairs, washed the rugs and shower curtain in the bathroom, did 2 loads of laundry and washed the dishes. Robert is on the couch watching SpongeBob.       I think it will be bedtime for us both in a minute. Have a good night. Cristy  (Edited cause I didn't like the way it looked  )                                           
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 08:57:45 PM »
Hello everyone. I know I've been missing for a while. I just didn't really have much to say. Wow, that was blunt huh? LOL! I've just kind of been in a strange place. I think I am just starting to let myself feel all of this, even though it has almost been 2 years since my diagnosis. I know we have all been there.
I did read but I'm not sure how much I retained...I have a tendency to skim when I have a lot of information to read. Oh..I do have something funny to show you all but I have to figure out how to scan it. It is something a student was passing out for student council elections. I will try to figure it out this weekend. I'm sure you will all get a kick out of it.

Betty- I hope your heart thing goes ok. Are you scared? Good for you getting out there and exercising. I have a gym membership and don't even use it. I am just so unmotivated! You must not have been too happy when old Puxatawney Phil (spelling?) saw his shadow.

Mum- I'm glad you found a new doctor. I heard that Paul Blart was funny. I'm sure the kids will like it.

Camm- I hope you are doing ok. I can't remember all of the post and since this is a new thread I can't look back... :o

Everyone else, hello! I would comment but like I said to Cams, I can't look back. I am getting ready to enjoy my three day weekend. We get Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday off in two separate Mondays instead of one President's day....NICE! It started raining here yesterday which makes it torture being with the kids. They can't stand being cooped up. I don't mind the rain as long as I don't have to be out in it. I love the sound of it coming down, especially at night when I'm in bed.

I don't have much planned this weekend other than my usual, laundry and lesson plans. Have a good evening ladies!  

Andrea  :) :)

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 08:58:46 PM »
Cristy- you posted at the same time I did. You sure had a busy day!

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 09:16:22 PM »
Hey Andrea, we did post at the same time. We only get President's Day off here. I like your way better. we still have to go to school on the 16th cause I got a letter with Robert's 9 week report card saying he is only allowed a certain # of days absent and he only has 1 more absence left. I am going to see if we can work something out. I sent a doctors note for 75% of the absences but we will just have to see.    I have spells like that, where I just don't have much to say. Take care and enjoy your 3 day weekend.     Cristy

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 07:38:19 AM »
Good Saturday morning!  The temps are rising and so is my mood.  However,we need about a week of dry, sunny weather to get rid of the mud that's produced when 12 inches+ of snow melts. At least the snow makes it look pretty.  The kids want to go outside today, but it is just way to muddy, even with their wellies on.

The movie was OK from an adult view.  It was fairly predictable and the comedy was slapstick.  But, the kids laughed the entire time and it had a great message.  Just don't get up right when it ends - there's more and it's pretty funny.

Camms, I have no energy..lol! I usually fall asleep with my book between 9 and 10.  I don't sleep well at night and usually get out of bed between 5 and 6 after being awake by about 3am (if not before).  I used to take naps with the kids, but haven't in a while.  I take their quiet time to fold laundry so they can put it away when they get up.  I try real hard not to sweat the small stuff.  Doesn't work too often, but I try.

Kids here don't get President's Day off.  They've already missed so much school because of snow days, they won't get out until June 8th and will have to go back early in August.  Not sure what they'll do about Spring break, but will probably cut it down to a 3 day weekend.  I'm just glad we don't have to follow their schedule (remember teachers had to go to school on Christmas Eve!)

Nothing going on here except laundry, laundry, food, baths, and laundry.  I finshed the 2nd book in my "The Seven" trilogy and will start on the 3rd today.  Then, I'll get started on "Twilight" - a 4-book series.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Much love to you all from the frigid - but SUNNY - tundra.

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009, 07:57:34 AM »
Morning ladies,

Camms, I remember Phen Phen and all the trouble it caused.  My two valves that are prolapsed were diagnosed when I was 16, after using too much coke and speed (I remember a few times, after a coke or speed spree, laying on my bed with my arms outstretched thinking I was going to die).That's when I switched to heroin, because I reasoned it was a better option since it was a downer (good thinking, aye). :-\  Anyway, what did that test feel like where they inject something into you that makes your heart race?  I've heard from a few people who thought they were on their way out, and a few people who said it was no big deal.

Keeping, thanks for starting the new thread.  I like the title.  How's school?

Cristy, you sure were busy!  I hope you and Robert have a good weekend.  Any plans?  And yes, you should see Slumdog Millionaire.  It's an uplifting film, all in all.

Andrea, I wondered what happened to you.  Nothing else but housework planned?  I'm not that scared about the test, because it's going to be done at a hospital, so if anything were to happen, I'm right there.

Mum, I hear you about the snow melting.  It's raining here right now, and the temp is 46F.  Much different than yesterday, where it didn't rise above like 19F.  When I stepped outside this morning to get the paper, it was like a little stream is going down the middle of my porch.  We have about 2 - 2 & 1/2 feet of snow to melt; I don't know that that will happen today. And of course where the shopping centers are, where they keep plowing snow, there's piles of about 10 feet.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be back into the 30's, so this warmup is going to be very short lived.

I'm up pretty early.  I went to bed a bit early last night.  I'm like mum, I read at night before I fall asleep. I just finished a book called "Involuntary Madness."  It was about a lady who put herself into three different "head-straightener" places and she writes about each one.  It's interesting.  I can't think of the author, but she wrote a New York Time's best-selling book called "Self Made Man" that I would like to read. 

Today I'm supposed to see 'The Reader.'  A couple of friends are supposed to go along. There's very thick fog outside though, and they're saying on the news that visiblity is bad, so I don't know if that's going to happen or not.  But, I'm planning on seeing the movie, whether they're able to make it or not.  I did the report I had to do for Biology yesterday.  So, I really don't have any homework this weekend.  Anyway, that's all I have planned for today.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 08:23:18 AM »
Good morning ladies. Been up for about 45 minutes, but I've gotten the animals and stove feed so now I am trying to wake up. No plans this weekend, Betty. I have been thinking about joining a ladies  support group in Greensboro. I didn't before because one of my coworker volunteered there. I might wait cause my boss from the restaurant came by Thurday with my W2's and offered me my job back. I want it but am going to have to talk to him first. He wants me to guarantee that I won't be absent any more but How can I guarantee that. Couple other things to talk to him about as well. I really want my job back but not if I am going to be treated like shit. I think I am going to disclose to him and see what he says. Cause that would explain me being sick so much. I loved the restaurant and most(95%) of my coworkers so I am just thinking about it.  Thanks for listening . I'll check in later today. Hope everybody is snug and safe. Later,    Cristy

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 08:44:57 AM »

I just finished a book called "Involuntary Madness."  It was about a lady who put herself into three different "head-straightener" places and she writes about each one.  It's interesting.  I can't think of the author, but she wrote a New York Time's best-selling book called "Self Made Man" that I would like to read. 


That'll be Norah Vincent. Her book "Self-Made Man" was very good, so I'll have to pick up a copy of "Involuntary Madness."  Sounds right up my street. ;D

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 11:22:29 AM »
Morning Ladies----

Yesterday, I had to go to the Health Department to get my TB test read. I had not been there since I got tested back in '97. I guess it brought back memories.Still waiting to see if this new PCP will accept me as a patient. I stopped my meds back after I saw my ID doc last visit, it was around the holidays when I was feeling bummed about things. I didn't want the Sustiva in the Atripla to do a number on me like it did before. We kinda got into it in a professional way, he didn't approve me stopping but I see the toll it took. He left it up to me when to start back just warned that he didn't want my cd4 to be as low as it was when I started the meds, which was 215. I am not there yet but decided to start back on them next month. I will see him again in May which by then will give me 2 months back on meds. That's the plan anyways.

Tendai--- I know about Jeff Hardy getting burned in the face when he was about to go to the ring. But then his brother Matt ended up costing him the belt in the match with Edge at the Royal Rumble I think it was. Randy Orton now has a match vs Shane McMahon on the next pay per view, I think it is No Way Out, I am not sure. Ric Flair is making an appearance this Monday. I don't get Smackdown here so I see whatever they show on Raw or ECW...

Well, it appears to be in the 40's today, maybe it will melt some of the snow off my car. I am still waiting on my bf to find someone to fix the car now that she has the money. Now she says she is waiting for some of the snow to disappear. And trying to find the guy to fix it...We'll see....

Other than that, nothing planned for me, just chilling and playing my game.......
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2009, 01:06:27 PM »
The subtext of this forum should be called:  Chores "a day in the life of laundry, floors and cleaning house...since it seems to be the trend for today.

BT-  Having prolapse did you ever experience panic.  Its completely based on the valve hesitating and then send a whoosh of blood to the brain.  Its strange feeling but if you know what it is its not back at all.  That's kind of what its like....but it was nothing especially since you're in a medical surrounding.  Its not like tachycardia (increased heat beat) when you've self induced it and puts you in a mental tizzy.  I know you'll do just fine. 

Queen-  I'm just curious as to why the delay of going back on meds? 

Christy-  In your earlier post you mentioned you were seeing a psychiatrist but she quit?  That's too bad.  It takes so long to find someone who you really trust and want to open up to and bam, your doctor has quit. 

Viv-  It will be three years for me the day after presidents day.  It did not really affect me until I went on meds which was back in November.  Don't get me wrong I had suffered through strained relationships,  like a a guy taking me through this horrible, unsure attitude of wanting to be for months because of being poz.  But it was a different pain when it developed inside me, in my head,  and not due to an external force.  It's gotten a lot better since then.

Latrice-  When you say carpet cleaner do you mean a vacuum or the kind that doesn't run on electricity and pulls items up through rotating brushes?

I'm off to study and go through my online training.   It's going to get to 45 degrees today so I'll take some time on the beach with Jada.    She's got cabin fever as bad as me.

Enjoy the day!

Hugs,

Camms

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 01:20:04 PM »
Hey all!

Cristy- What is the school saying about the absences? Is he absent because he is sick? In my school district if a student misses more than 15 days they could be held back, but I don't think that ever really happens unless there is an extreme case. Ususally if the child is doing ok and not suffering academically, it is overlooked unless it is out of control.

Mum- I just ordered Twilight through Scholastic. We have monthly bookorders and when the kids buy books the teachers get points. I usually use the points to expedite the order or to get books for the classroom. I decided to order this book since it seems pretty popular. Is Twilight the first book in the series?

Betty- Yeah. I just kind of got stuck  :) Is The Reader the one with Kate Winslet? If it is, my partner teacher saw it with her husband and she said it is pretty "hot"... ;) ;) The other day I was at a meeting and group of us teachers were talking about books and reading and how we don't have as much time to read "adult" books anymore. I always try to keep up with what the kids are reading and some of the books are pretty good. It's hard to know what is good to read, you know?

Keeping- When I was at my old condo I had carpet and I had a carpet cleaner. I loved having one. Now I have wood floors so I don't need one but I do miss having the cleaner because I could use it on the furniture too.

Queen- Does getting of the Atripla increase the chances for resistance? That's what scares me.

Well ladies, the sunny days have ended here. We are getting rain, rain, and more rain. We sooo need it though. I'm just going to stay warm and cozy in the house... :)

Have a good day everyone!
Andrea

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 01:23:25 PM »
Camms- You posted at the same time I did.  :) I talked about how I was feeling with my therapist and she agrees that I am just really starting to take it all in. Because I have responded so well to the meds I haven't really had it in my face, you know? I guess it's like the stages of grief. Oh well, with time all things get better....

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2009, 06:31:16 PM »
Ok need to vent-  can someone help pull up the wool over my eyes.  I have a friend who was staying with me intermittently.  he was there for me when I really needed support and a friend...and so I wanted to show him the same.  However, there is a rule when he is with me...no alcohol.  He's a recovering alcoholic and is co-infected.  Today I had to study so he wanted to go for a walk.  There's a lot of places around here to walk, parks and beaches etc.  He calls me up and says he's at McDonalds which pissed me off. We just came back from the market and bought all fresh healthy foods.  First off I paid and bought things he really wanted .....good healthy foods and next he was wasting his state funded card on mcdonalds. Don't get me wrong, I love a good big mac but not after we spent a good hour planning out the meals for the day etc.

So we got in an argument over the phone.  I felt bad so I got in the car and figured I would pick him up cause its a pretty far walk.  He called me and said he was sorry and that he would be back in twenty minutes.  I said ok....not telling him I was going to surprise him. 

To MY SURPRISE I see him walking out of the liquor store a few doors down with a black bag in hand.  I jumped out of the car and when he saw me he was as white as a ghost.  I figured he had a tall boy beer in the bag, but I was speechless.  He handed me the bag and it had a pint of vodka, a tall boy, and a plastic cup.  I felt so stupid.  Three weeks ago he almost died of alcohol poisoning.  It was vodka then too. 

I said "get in the car I'm driving you home".  He begged me for 45 minutes to let him stay and have the great lunch dinner we planned.   I didn't speak to him all the way back to his town. 

I told him after the night at the hospital that he needs to get help...over and over I told him.  I said if he chose not to and chose to drink then i couldn't be his friend.  I can't sit there and watch him kill himself.  I don't know if I handled this right.  I felt a plethora of emotions and might have been reactionary.  I just don't know.


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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2009, 06:44:52 PM »
Andrea, yes, Twilight is the 1st book in the series.  I'm not sure what the other books are called.  When i get them from my mom, I'll let you  know.  I'm already 1/2 finished with my book.  I read most of the day - not usually on my schedule.  But, I did manage to get 4 loads of laundry done.

Tomorrow we're having breakfast at church.  Every month, a different Sunday School class caters it.  It's not our class's turn, so it'll be nice to pig out and not have to cook any of it.  It'll also cut down on the stress of getting ready in the morning.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday.  We're having family night tonight so I'm off to watch "Bob the Butler" with the kiddoes.

Much love to you all!
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 07:24:31 AM »
I started this morning by spilling coffee all over my desk.  Saved the laptop but my dual monitor got hit by the coffee tide and my mouse is dead.   Ugggh, I need to buy another today.  I'm a graphic designer (laid off momentarily but studying new programs) so I need to have a really precise mouse.  My new cell phone also needs to be returned because its dropping calls constantly.  The previous phone was a motorolla which has better build for reception and I switched to a Samsung.  I'm switching back today.    Off to church this morning and the dog park this afternoon.  Temps are going into the 50's today....whooo hooo.

Mum-  What do you think of the book so far? At least engaging  if you were reading all day.  I just started the White Bone again by Barbara Gowdy.  It's a very creative story taken from the point of view from African Elephants struggling with everything from poachers to famine.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday...enjoy!

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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2009, 08:23:14 AM »
Morning ladies,

Cristy, have you decided on taking the job back yet or not?

Ann, yes, that's it! (the name of the author).  I'm going to the library tomorrow to see if I can find her book Self Made Man, since I enjoyed the one I just read so much.  It is a really good book and she says some good, practical things about life at the end.  It's entertaining as well.

Queen, I didn't know you were taking a med break.  I hope going back on does alright. 

Camms, I thought you kicked this guy out before.  I know how easy it is to let these people back into your life (I've been on both ends, the one taking the person in, and the person being taken in), mostly because they're (we're) good talkers, and can talk most people into anything ("I swear, this time I'm through").  I would not let this guy stay with you again unless he went through a good treatment program.  It doesn't have to be inpatient; they have intensive outpatient programs.  He sounds like he needs one.  If he can't afford one, then I wouldn't let him back until he's gone to AA and stays sober for at least 3 months.  Seriously.  I'm not trying to be a bitch.  But you shouldn't keep letting yourself get taken for a ride.  You know the saying, "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."  Don't be a fool.

Andrea, yes, The Reader is the one with Kate Winslett.   I usually find books by going into the library and looking at their new arrival shelves.  I couldn't go through all their rows and rows of books, unless I had a specific topic in mind.

Mum, I hope you have a good day at church.  I'm thinking about going myself.

Yesterday I and my best gay friend went to see 'The Reader.'  It's an excellent movie.  It keeps you engaged every minute, very intense.  I understand why Kate Winslett is up for an academy for her role.  It has a couple sad parts.  A friend of mine said he cried; I didn't.  But I highly recommend this movie.

Like I was telling mum, I'm thinking about going to church today.  I haven't been there in a long time and I do miss it.  Like I've mentioned before, my church is a bit different than a traditional church.  There are heterosexual people there, mostly the older people.  My pastor is a lesbian, in either her late 50's or early 60's and has been with her partner for like 20 years.  Most of the people who go there are GLBT and they do a lot of social justice things.  They're involved with a women's shelter, food pantries that they contribute to, even an animal shelter.  And when something happens in town that deals with someone's civil rights, they get involved.  They've helped me with some expenses in the past, and are a just a great church.  It's the disciples of Christ denomination, but there are no hard rules.  I asked my pastor one time what to follow as far as Bible "laws" go, and she said the only one she tries to abide by at all times is "love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul and your neighbor as yourself."  Which is good for all people, I guess.

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2009, 03:14:23 PM »
Hello Ladies, hope everyone is well.                                                    Andrea, with his last report card the school sent a note saying a child who misses x amount of days may not be moved on to the next grade. He can miss one more day according to the count. I don't remember the exact # of days. I do have a conference scheduled for the 16th. I think because he was sick almost all of those days and I sent doctor's notes  or a handwritten note from me, that the school system will work with us. I am not stressing it, because he can do the schoolwork. We go over it daily. Thanks for asking, it will work out.             Camms, I wish I knew what to tell you about your friend. Maybe you need to distance yourself especially if he is choosing to drink.                 Betty, I haven't decided about the job. I have decided to call my bossman on Monday and talk to him. I would like to go back to work but not there if it causes me stress. I like to be stressfree.                                   Queen, wishing you luck with the car.      I'm going outside, it is too pretty to be in the house. Love you all. Take care.   Cristy

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2009, 03:52:01 PM »
BT-  I agree with you 100%.  I said the same thing to a friend about fooling me once shame on you....well, yes shame on me and its not happening again. Even if he does go to AA or a program....I'm so emotionally detached now and I just have 0 trust.  I wouldn't believe it that he was clean. 

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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2009, 06:58:01 PM »
Hey all! Just checking in. Not much going on today. I've been catching up on all my DVR'd programs and just plain laying around  ;D We have had rain off and on since Friday so I did my laundry yesterday during a dry spell and walked the dog today. I still have to do my lesson plans and grade some stuff but since I have tomorrow off I'll probably save it until then.

Have a good day ladies!

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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 09:18:44 PM »
Hey Ladies,


Jsut checking in. Nothing much really exciting going on today. We went to church and out to dinner. After church we decieded we wanted to ride the children bikes. :-\ Big mistake. I hurt from my shoulders to my butt to my feet. We rode for about 7 miles. The next time im going to take it slow and go from the house to the store and back ;D.

Camms- the carpet cleaner I have is the kind that wets the floor with water and a cleaning solution and steams the dirt out of it. My carpet looks so much better. We have a puppy whom we can't potty train so it is much needed.

BT- School is going okay. I'm getting a little tired I think but I try to keep pressing forward. I don't think I will get a refund check from the school this time though.


Viv- Did you take my number down from that PM i sent to you a while back? Remember what I said.

Well I guess I will go and soak in the tub with some epsom salt and iron and go to bed. I will check back in later.


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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2009, 09:50:23 PM »
I was thinking that I had heard that story before Camms. Hope you wont be allowing him to use you again.


I went to the mall today. I walked around for 4 hours looking at clothes. I did not see a damn thing I would want to wear. Seems like all the tshirts have words on them or glitter or some shiney material or iron on looking things. I did try on a pair of pants but decided I did not want to try on any more after I could not get the size 12's buttoned LOL
I want to know who in the fashion world decided all women want to wear huge prints and pants with words across the butt and glitter and rhinestones on everything.
I dont really have a style. But I suppose if it where a style mine would be called comfortable. I'm not interested in showing off my clevage or walking on stilts because it looks nice or squeezing into tight pants to show off my fanny.
I just want comfort. I even looked in the mens department LOL  they have as much glittery, words all over the shirt clothes as the women I think LOL


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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2009, 10:29:16 PM »
Keeping- 7 miles!!! I would be dead in the street. Thank you for the PM.... :)

Win- LOL! Where are you shopping?! If you are looking for basics you might want to try Old Navy. I buy all my tanks and tee's there. My favorite store of the moment is Forever 21. My uniform of the moment is either leggings or dresses with black tights both with boots. Very forgiving and comfy. I have not put on a pair of jeans in at least a month...they are all hanging in my closet mocking me... :D

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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 04:06:08 AM »
hie guys

camms - i think your friend should get professional help, its sounds too much for you to handle alone.  about the phones, a lot of people here swear by Nokia.  especially the first models like the 5110. People would joke that u can lob it at a thiefs head and knock him out then use that same phone to call the police. Of course noone wants to be seen using such an old phone now. its like phones are  some sort of status symbol

betty - im sure you'll have a lot to give the ladies of your group, i think it would be a shame if you took a back seat

queen - i bet u matt did it on purpose coz he lost his belt to swaggart. i wonder if they're going to have some kind of grudge match or something. that should be interesting - Hardy vs Hardy. and what is Shane thinking? Randy will chew him up and spit him out. (I can decide whether i love or hate Randy though) Should be fun to watch :)   Good luck with the meds break, i hope u dont get any nasty effects from it.

keeping - ouch! sounds like u needed to soak in hot water for a few hours..

i had a quiet weekend. did some cleaning and washing then went to see my people at my aunts. my nephew's ok, looking as cute as ever, i wished i could take him home but its still early days yet and i have to see what my landlord will say about visitors staying a few days or more. coz i dont think it would be fair for them to say i cant have my relatives over, its not like they're noisy or anything and they'll just stick to my place and wont give them any trouble. 
i watched "Wanted" on saturday. the one where angelina jolie is an assassin and i was thinking "poor Jen did not stand a chance in hell of keeping Brad with that sort of competition"  it was just not possible!

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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2009, 07:27:35 AM »
Andrea, I just looked in the back of my book (real DUH!moment) to see what the names of the other books are in the Twilight series.  Twilight is first, then New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.  I got to page 18 before I fell asleep..lol!

Hubby took our TV into the repair shop and found out that it can't be fixed.  Well, it could be fixed,but it would cost us more than the TV cost us.  So, we told them to keep it.  I HATE TV, so I'm not heartbroken.  Just a bit miffed that it only "survived" 13 months with a 12 month warranty.  Hubby's trying to convince me to buy another one, but I'm holding off - WAY off!

Nothing planned for today.  After not doing laundry yesterday, the basket is full again.  I'm hoping to get it done in one load, but not holding my breath.  Then, school, and dance class.  Weather here is getting warmer - into the 60's - but raining all week.  The rain stops Friday in time to see 30 and 40 degree temps again. :-\

I hope all of you have a good Monday. 

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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2009, 08:50:15 AM »
Mum- Thanks. I'm looking forward to it getting here. I am wondering if it is all that it is hyped up to be. I just finished reading Julie of the Wolves and totally cried. I tend to get emotional about the characters in the books I read, especially if they are well written.

Betty- I think I am finally going to go check out the pos group that I have found on the internet. It's not just for ladies but it is a hetero group. They have a brunch every month. The only draw back is the distance. Good luck getting your group together.

Well I did absolutely no work this weekend but I have today off so that's ok, right? LOL! I must get it done today. It's raining again so I won't be tempted to go anywhere. Talk to you all later!

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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2009, 09:02:53 AM »
Mum-  Your tv lasted only 13 months?  Do you remember the make?  TVs today aren't made like they used to.  My parents just got rid of their tv that they owned for 25 years.  I wonder how long his new one will last?

Tend and Winn-  Yeah same guy different situation.  I made a mistake because I believed his lies not once but twice.  As Betty said (loosely) they'll say anything to convince you to get what they want".    I appreciate everyone's comments.

Tend-  My original phone was a nokia.  It was a beast of a phone and probably could knock someone into unconsciousness.  It was with me for a few years.  Everyone had this cool little phones and mine looked like a shoebox.

Winn- I won't even go to the mall anymore.  Seems like the same trend is riding high her in Jersey.  I 'm not into having "delicious" over my ass for several reasons.  Maybe looking online is the route to go.

BT- Isn't today the day you're getting your heart tested.  Please let us know how it went.  I'm curious to know if you experienced anything out of the ordinary, but more importantly, that your heart checked out ok.

Keeping Faith-  Those are the very best for really cleaning your carpet.  When I was married we had a lot more cats and my dog.  We had bought one of those carpet cleaners from a friend's recommendation.  After vacuuming,  I thought it would be interesting to see how much more the cleaner would pick up.  It was mind boggling.  The animal hair and dirt was a real shock.  

Be well ladies, christy and queen.

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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2009, 09:47:06 AM »
Morning ladies,

Cristy, good luck talking with the "bossman" today.  I hope he offers you what you want.

Camms, no, tomorrow I have the heart test.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Stick to your guns, and don't let your friend back.  I'm rooting for you.

Andrea, good luck with the group.  I think the distance in driving would be worth it. 

Tendai, I don't know why your landlord would object to you having your family over.  I think you should.

Mum, you do know that the prices are slashed right now on t.v.'s, and Circuit City is going out of business.  This may be the time to get a great deal on one.  Of course, I'm not trying to sway you one way or the other.  Just sayin.'

Wendy, I don't like the new fashions of today with all that writing and glitz either.  I always get my clothes (except for the undees) at Goodwill or Salvation Army.  They always have a big variety, and I hate paying a lot for clothes, so they fit my budget as well.

Today I'll be doing laundry (so I can sympathize, mum).  Then at 3:00 p.m., I'm going to the Y to meet with some man who works there to try to get a workout together that I can do and that will help me lose weight.  Seriously, I need to lose (at the most) 30 lbs.  People never believe me when I say that, but it's only because I'm tall and can hide the extra weight well.  But, when I get out of the shower, I sure can tell it's there.  And it's not good.  I'm not doing it for appearances sake.  I'm doing it mostly for being comfortable and health reasons.

Anyway, about this going to the Y......I guess I'll be taking my workout clothes (which I haven't figured out what those will be yet).  I have some shorts, but they're the old-fashioned stretchy kind.  So, I'll probably take some jogging pants and an old t-shirt.  I don't have any fancy ensemble, and I don't plan on buying any.  I might, however, get a bandana to wear on my head, to absorb the sweat; plus, if I go in the mornings before I take a shower, my hair always looks totally awful, and the bandana will cover it up.  I've got to make myself stick to this.  Right now, I feel like I'm about to go on probation (which will happen Friday, when I see the dietician).  So, I'm trying to get in as many last-minute sweets as possible (isn't that awful, especially with me being diabetic).  Because after Friday, I've got to get serious. 

Anyway, I've rambled long enough.  You ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2009, 05:24:04 PM »
 I 'm not into having "delicious" over my ass for several reasons.  

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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2009, 10:17:34 PM »
What is really funny is that the sweat pants I am wearing today have Love written in glittery rhinestones near my crotch. Terribly ugly but comfortable.  ;D



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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2009, 11:10:12 PM »
Wendy- My sister used to wear the "Juicy" ones, only it was on the butt...LOL!

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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2009, 11:20:50 PM »
Wendy, when I first read your post, I read it as "sweet" pants and not "sweat" pants.

Camm, the TV was a Emerson LCD HDTV.  LOL - I had to ask Hubby because I have no idea.  My parents just got rid of the TV I grew up with.  It was so old, it was a wire remote.  Yep, 13mths, what a rip-off.

Betty,  Hubby found another TV, same as before but different name-brand and bigger, for less than $300.  I just have a problem paying $300 for something that 1 - I can't eat, 2 - isn't paying a bill.  Plus, i really don't like TV and Hubby can watch every show on the internet.  We do have a wee TV - a 12 inch old TV with a big butt, that works and was free.

I heard some very interesting facts about a trillion dollars:

 If you stack $1 bills on top of each other, you'd reach half way to the moon with a trillion dollars.  That same distance would take the space shuttle 2 days at supersonic speed.  

If you spent $1 million everyday for 2000 years, you'd still not reach $1 trillion dollars.  

If you were able to count 1 number every second, it would take you about 32,000 years to count to 1 trillion.

Helps put into perspective what it is we're going to have to pay back.

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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2009, 03:32:54 AM »
mum - i cant help but smile at the trillion stuff, we're sooo used to that word and is only because people get confused after that having to say "quadrillion" or quintilion or sextillion that we're not using those amounts. over here saying "one trillion" is like saying "one dollar". a ride into town is $3 trillion which is about US50cents. so US1trillion i dont think we can even convert it into Zimbabwe dollars without getting muddled up.

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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2009, 05:48:18 AM »
Morning ladies,

Wendy and Andrea, I wouldn't like things written across my butt, but because my butt is not "hot," or whatever.

Mum, I know it's a lot of money, but you can also watch movies on a t.v.  And the news.  Of course, I'm not trying to sway you one way or the other. 

Tendai, that money situation is very confusing.  I can understand why it's hard to convert American dollars to Zim money.

Well, the Y did not happen yesterday.  A lady from there called and asked if I could go at 4:10 instead of 3:00 and meet with someone different. I said that would be fine.  Then, a man from there called at 3:00 and told me the person I was supposed to meet with had car trouble and wasn't going to be in.  He asked if the person could call me tomorrow (today) and I said that would be alright.  I'm a bit miffed, but oh well.  Nothing I can do about it. 

Today I'm up super early because of having to have that heart test.  In a couple minutes, I'm going to go take a shower.  I'm not too concerned right now, but I'm sure when I get there, I'll be a bit nervous.  I'm just nervous because I don't know what to expect.  It's done in a medical setting, so if something were to go wrong, I'd be right there.  That's comforting. 

Other than that, I'm going to go to the library to take back some books, get another one, and I might do my shopping today.  That's about it for me.  I hope you ladies have a good day.

Edited to add:  Got back from the test a little while ago.  It was nothing.  They took an echo, got my heart rate up to 150, took an echo, then let it get back down to my normal rate, and took another echo.  I've learned deep breathing over the years and that helped.  Anyway, like I said, it was nothing.
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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2009, 10:30:43 AM »
Bt-  I'm thinking of you today.  It's amazing how the white coats can make you really nervous  as in "white coat hypertension" (blood pressure that rises just based on the fact your at the doctors.  Or, they can be comforting and help you relax during a procedure.

Viv & Winn-   I remember when I first saw the "juicy" butt. I started laugh and said wow that can be interpetted in many ways...."Juicy gas"...immature I know.    I looked at my ex husband and said, "WT, are people going to start wearing clothes that describe their  body parts in glitter and rhinestones.  Winter hats that have "depressed" in sparkles...etc.

Mum-  Your system of justifiying costs makes a lot of sense to me.  I would be willing to buy better foods for health and nutrition.  Even for items that just taste good....like brie or any other cheese. Some friends are just the opposite.  They would spend more money on their electronics and gadgets and yet, their fridge and cupboards are usually empty.

I bought my new phone yesterday which was a Motorola.   It has not dropped one call.  I'm sooo happy with the exchange and was worth the time and research. 

I'm having a busy day today.  I'm celebrating Christmas with my family later at a Japanese restaurant.  It's taken us sooo long to get together due to everyone's schedule.  My brother is a state trooper and works a lot of holidays.  My sister and her partner own a store and kept it opened it on various holidays, due to the extreme economic crisis. 

Everyone have a wonderful day.

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« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2009, 10:39:35 PM »
Good evening!  The weather here has taken a turn for the worse.  It's warmer, but raining non-stop.  The creek acrossed the street is high and running hard.  As the snow gets washed down the mountain, chances are it's going to flood.  Crews were out today dredging the ditches to keep the flooding and debris out of the road.  Here's hoping it works.  By Thursday, we're back down to the 40's.  Too early to stay warm.

I was supposed to go to DHHR to fill out the paperwork so they would renew my rejection letter for Health Access.  But, a water main broke and the town is on a boil water advisory and water conservation watch until tomorrow night.  I'll call to make sure they're open before heading out.  Just one more reason I'm glad we have a well and not public water service.

Other than that, not much happened today.  Mim is complaining that her head is "killing" her, her ears are bugging her, and the dizzy is getting worse.  She begged me to call Daniel and see if she could go in before next week.  Of course, she tells me all of this at 8pm so I can't call.  I'll check on her tomorrow and if it's not better, I'll call and see what he thinks.  I have a feeling we won't get any true answers until her VNG next week.  It just sucks.

I hope all of you are having a great week so far.  Tomorrow is hump day - half-way to the weekend.  We're almost there, huns...hang in there.

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« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2009, 11:08:38 PM »
Betty- I hope your test went well!!!

Camm- I was more put off by the price tag for that kind of stuff...$100! Ridiculous! Enjoy you Christmas evening. What state do you live in?

Mum- I don't know how you function without a TV. There are some shows I would hate to miss, although usually I have it on as background noise. I hope the creek doesn't flood. Poor Mini and her boo boo ears...

Well, the rain let up today and it was very sunny but COLD! I know I shouldn't say it was cold considering what you all have to deal with but it was still cold and the rain is supposed to come back  :'( Nothing really happened today. We had the Long Beach aquarium come to our school and they brought a touch tank with them so the kids had a good time. I'm just glad that this is a 4 day week and next week is another one too. Talk to you lovely ladies later! (How'd you like my alliteration? LOL!)

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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2009, 05:09:36 AM »
wooo ladies we have a new prime minister for zimbabwe! hope at last!!!!

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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2009, 07:51:39 AM »
Morning ladies,

Camms, my blood pressure never got over 98/54.  It's always low, always has been. 

Mum, we've been having heavy rain since last night.  We're under a severe flood warning (glad I don't live down by the river),and a heavy wind advisory.  Tonight, it's supposed to get back into the 30's and snow, 2-4 inches, then it's supposed to snow for the next two days.  Our weather is supposed to be colder than normal for the next two weeks.    I'm sorry that Min's having trouble with her ears again.  Geez, I wish the docs would figure something out.

Andrea, the test was no big deal at all.  They took an echo, started an i.v. that got my heart rate up to a little over 150, took another echo, stopped the medicine and let my heart rate come down, and took another echo.  It was nothing.  I told the nurse I didn't understand why people made a big deal out of it, and she said "everyone has their own pain threshold."  Which is true, and I should remember those things before I open my mouth.    Anyway, that aquarium sounds like fun.  Sorry about your weather. 

Tendai, YAY!  I am so happy for you!  When did this happen?  I really hope this means change (in a good way) for you all there.

Well, I've covered the test and the weather.  When my neighbor man in the middle apartment was leaving for work at 6:30 this morning, he slammed the door, which woke me up.  He and his woman do this all the time (slam doors) and it's really starting to piss me off.  It's so inconsiderate.  Last night, their smoke alarm kept going off for like 15 minutes.  They would shut it off and it would start up again.  I don't know what they're doing (well, I have an idea).  It's not my business what someone else does in their space, but it's annoying when the alarm keeps going off.  And the woman bitches all the time.  Every time she comes home, if he's there, she starts in.  And she's loud about it, that's why I can hear her.  She never says "hi" either.  I don't know what's going on with the girl in the front.  I know she gave her dog away and kicked her sister out.  She parks in the front now, so I never see her.  Which is all the better.

I'm going to clean today, then I have school tonight.  Other than that, nothing exciting.  You ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2009, 08:07:37 AM »
Mum-  So sorry to hear about Mini's ears.  That must be so frustrating when your child is in pain and you feel helpless.   I hope by the time I'm writing this you can have reached the doctor or is in route.  Hopefully the pain subsided.  

Viv-  I had a really nice time with my family last night.  We all live on the Jersey Coast (for now).  We usually go to my sister's house for christmas, but this year was a difficult one...for her and her partner and her business. (sorry for the run on)  I had a few birthday gifts that had past with me too for siblings....lol.    Touch tanks are really cool and a great tool for teaching kids about the eco-system.  What a nice opportunity for the kids.

Tend -  I watch the BBC news a lot.  I saw about the prime ministerTsvangirai's win.  I was interested because one of my closest friends is from South Africa and he had a lot to say....but he's a talker so I google a lot of the things he tells me. LOL.  Anyway, what are your thoughts.  Sounds like your pleased with the outcome.  The news can tell us only so much, its what the people have to say that really interests me.

Happy to hear your test went well. And especially glad that you didn't feel any ill affects.  Low blood pressure is good unless you go too low.  Do you tend to crave salt or feel dizzy if you stand for long periods of time?

Well off to the dog park and then my online classes.  Tonight I have dinner out with 5 other employees from my previous job.  We range from 30 to 74, I guess each of us owns a decade.  I'm 39 but 40's close enough that I can see it.  We go out for dinner every few months which is wonderful.  They were great co workers and remain good friends.

Well , hope you all have a terrific day.

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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2009, 08:41:06 AM »
Good morning, sweeties! 

Betty, we're under a severe wind advisory, but right now it's just super foggy.  Schools were in today, so I'm assuming DHHR will be open.  I'll still call first since they are notorious about their computers going down.  Hubby has to stay home with the kids, so he made me a folder (book, really) with everything I need to renew my rejection. (How's that for an ego buster?)  Do you know the results of your test?  I'm glad it wasn't bad for you.  My pain threshold would've been hit the minute they told me "just a little pinch".  I'm seriously needle-phobic.

Tendai, I hope this change is for the better.  Be sure to keep us in the know.

Camm, lunch with friends sounds wonderful!  Have a great time.  How was your Christmas dinner last night?

Mim said that her ears feel ok and she wants to wait to see Daniel until her test.  I told her that was fine as long as she was sure.  I made her promise to tell me if things start going south.  At this point, she's just fed-up.

Not much going on today.  I just noticed a pile of dirty clothes in the bathroom, guess I know what my plans are.  One day, I'll have something really earth-shattering to report.

Happy Hump Day!
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2009, 07:54:41 PM »
Betty, really glad that your test went well.Hope your weather improves.                                                                                            Minismum, sorry that Mini is not feeling well again,maybe they will finally figure something out.                                                                         Camms, glad you got a new phone. Hope you have fun tonight.                 Viv, a touch tank sounds like fun. I love to go to the Natural Science Center in Greensboro and there is a really nice aquarium at Fort Fisher in NC.                                                                                                    Things are good here, went Grocery shopping today and got Robert some really cute valentines to give out Friday.                                       Hope everyone has a good night. Cristy

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« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2009, 11:14:28 PM »
Good Evening!

Cams- Hope you had a good dinner. What kind of dog do you have? I have a Terrier mix who drives me crazy but I love her to death...the spoiled girl! ;D

Betty- I'm glad the test went well. Did you feel your heart racing or anything? Too bad you have to deal with crazy neighbors. I had one and he is gone.... ;D ;D. I am always sensitive to the people around me. I try to keep my dog from barking but she thinks she is in charge of everyone outside. Lately she has been barking at everything, especially when another dog walks by.

Mum- Be glad that you don't have anything earth shattering!

Cristy- The kids are going to hand out Valentine's on Friday too, or at least the ones who want to. I'm making rice krispie treats in the shape of hearts for them.

Today was just pretty tame. Nothing really happening. Have a good night! Stay warm everyone!

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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2009, 06:30:37 AM »
Hie ladies

everyone's excited out here. its  a promise of a new beginning at last! who would have thought Mugabe would meet his match (sort of).  we've got the opposition in important ministries like health, education and finance and thats a start coz thats where the main problems are.  next thing is to get rid of the central bank governor so we can start using or own currency again. its really exciting. and the information and communication was given to MDC again and the minister is a young pup, i mean come on he was the Student representative council president when we were in college and he would lead us into the street demonstrating and now he's a cabinet minister and member of parliament. only in zimbabwe.
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« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2009, 07:23:13 AM »
Morning ladies,

Hey Camms, my blood pressure has never caused a problem.  Well, except for when I overdosed a few times, and it dropped to like 50/30. :)   I try to use salt all the time, but the reason is because my sodium always runs low in my blood tests.  Some years ago, it got into the critical level a few times, and I had to go to the ER and get an IV.  How did the dinner go?  And, how did the Christmas thing go?

Mum, luckily when the nurse put the IV in, she got it the first time.  I hate when they have to keep poking.  IV's are not like little needles they use to draw blood.  Anyway, I hope things go well for you at DHHR and that you're able to get medical coverage.  How's Min?

Cristy, our weather went to the shitter.  Last night, when I was coming home from school, the wind was blowing really hard.  It knocked down some trees, and people lost power.  It's supposed to stay cold now for awhile and snow.  I wish it was spring already!

Andrea, yes, I felt my heart racing and pounding.  But, it wasn't anything I couldn't handle.  I've had my heart race before when I used to get anxiety attacks.  I got such a bad anxiety attack once that I passed out.  Anyway, that's a long-ago story.   I remember the guy who was causing you all that trouble where you live.  I'm glad he's gone. 

Tendai, I'm so excited for you!  I hope this guy is all he's cracked up to be.

Ann, I checked out the book "Self Made Man" at the library a couple days ago.  I'm through the first two chapters and like it already.

My doctor e-mailed me and said the cardiologist remarked about my prolapsed valves, but none of my arteries were clogged.  So that's good news. 

I asked a friend of mine from school last week if she thought animals have mental illness.  My cat, who's extremely skiddish, gets scared a lot of times from the t.v.  Not from any loud sounds.  If the t.v. is off, and I turn it on, it gets her attention.  She stares at it for a couple minutes, then goes running under the table by my bed.  Seriously.  This didn't start until like about a month ago.  I wish there was a way to scan a cat's brain to tell if there's something wrong (and, of course, if someone else would pay that bill).  I honestly have never had such a nervous cat. 

Today, I'm going to the store, then I have class tonight.  You know, we haven't heard from Queen in a few days; are you still following us?  I wish we would hear something from Drag.  It's been quite awhile now.  And Snow, Wish and Cin, you ladies still around?  I know Keeping posts when she can.  Alright, you ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2009, 08:48:12 AM »
Holy crap what a day!  I called DHHR to make sure they were open, which they were, but the don't see anyone on Wednesdays - it's their paperwork day.  WHAT!!??  Our county DHHR has an office-full of workers for 1500 people.  That's not 1500 people who use DHHR services, that's 1500 people TOTAL in our county!!  They need an entire day "off" to catch up with paperwork?  Give me a break!

I'll call them later this morning to make sure they'll be open today.  I'd really like to get this process on the road.

Then, we lost our electricty last night at 7pm.  When our electricty goes out, we have nothing.  Our entire house is electric.  We also have a well and the pump is electric.  So, with no electricty, we have no water and can't flush the toilet.  Luckily, it came back on at 8 this morning.  The winds hit 73 MPH during the night and have now calmed to 33MPH.  The rains are supposed to stop, but it's a mess out there.

Mim is not doing so well.  She's a trooper, but the whole thing just sucks.  She asked this morning how many more days until her test.  She's not feeling good: her head still hurts, her ears are starting in on her again, and she says the world keeps spinning and she's having problems seeing.  She's supposed to go to a birthday party on Saturday, and she's even said she doesn't think she'll feel like it.  She's eating and sleeping fine, no fever.  5 days and counting....

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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2009, 05:05:53 PM »
Hello Ladies-

I had a really wonderful time with my family the other night.  Everyone is in good health and joyous.  I'm really blessed that I can say I have a great family and love them all very much. 
Last night's dinner was great.  However, I'm feeling the effects of it.   When I first got there I was running a little late. Parking was dreadful.  I had ordered a glass of merlot and sat down while we waited for one more person.  My friend got her martini and said "ewww, there's olives in my martini" and the waiter said, that's what a dirty martini is."  She said, "thought a dirty martini was because of the ice?"  What???  This a very intelligent woman just did not get it.  I told her I switch with her since I love them and haven't had one in a long time....I also really love salt.    We all did the pre fix dinner which worked out well for everyone.

Mum-  So sorry to hear about Mini.  Just reading it makes me feel so bad, I can't imagine what she must me going through and you trying to get her relief.  I really hope she starts to feel better.  I put her in my prayer book. 

BT-I was just gonna post the same thing about the other ladies.  It's been a really long time since Cindy posted, along with Drag.  Glad to hear you have clean arteries.  That's really good news!

Tendai-  Hope this guy fulfills all of your expectations.   Everyone seems really excited.

Christy and Viv hope you guys are doing well.

Not much really happening today which is great.  No drama...except the wind is up to 65 mph. 

hugs all around,

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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2009, 06:53:01 PM »
And the drama continues....

I called DHHR again to make sure they were open, seeing clients, AND a worker would be there between 12 and 12:30.  I got an affirmative on all accounts.  So, after school and lunch, away I went.

First, it was dreadful finding parking.  The sun was out, but the wind was horrific.  I finally found a spot and took out some quarters for the meter.  I jumped out, trying to hurry, and found that the dumb thing only took nickles and dimes.  Crap!  I had to get back out my wallet and dig out some dimes.  I went to put them the slot to find that something was jammed inside it.  CRAP! (again)  Back out came the wallet, I found 4 nickles - good for an hour.  As i was turning the dial after #3, a man walks up and says, "Don't put any more money in the machine.  We have 2 dumb cops who don't check 'cuz they're all broken anyway."  Gee, thanks!

Alright.  I made it to the building to find that the worker was at lunch and wouldn't be back for half an hour.  Oh, AND, because I'm married, Hubby was supposed to come with me.  They were at least nice enough to let him fax over a letter (with the promise of mailing in the original) that said he wasn't there because he was watching the kids. By now, I have one humdinger of a headache.  The thought of going through all this craziness just to get rejected again made me laugh.

The worker came back from lunch and we got started.  Then, WHAMO! Bite the monkey and call him Norma - I was ACCEPTED!  I was amazed and the worker got pissed!  She kept running the numbers and running the numbers but I kept getting accepted.  She continued to tell me it was all a mistake, but I just sat there and smiled. ;D  I was watching the screen and no matter what she did, "pass" was next to my name.  So, she told me that she was going to make some copies of what I'd brought in.

On her way back in, she announced that she had a revelation at the copy machine.  She pulled back up my file, hit a button and BOOM!  I was officially re-rejected.  I was shown the door and told I'd recieve my "Dear John" letter in the mail by Monday.  I walked back to my car, popped a couple of Advil, and drove home.

One a brighter note, Hubby told me he'd arranged with my mom for her to come over and watch the kids so we could go out to dinner tomorrow night.  Which means that all the housework I was going to do tomorrow, has to get done tonight.  Oh, well, tomorrow I eat hot adult food in an adult restaurant.

I am a wee bit worried about the party Mim is going to on Saturday.  We've told them she's a diabetic, but not about the HIV.  In the scheme of things, it shouldn't be a big deal.  I just don't want it to turn into one because we didn't tell them, or because we do.  My vote is not to tell them and see what happens. 

I hope you ladies are having a wonderful Thursday.  Hang in there - Friday is almost here! 

Camm, glad to hear your night and dinner went well.  What did you get for Christmas?

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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2009, 10:09:41 PM »
Betty I think animals can have mental issues. I've seen a few cats who where psycho. One had brain damage from being hit by a car but she was a happy psycho at least. LOL

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« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2009, 10:31:13 PM »
Mum- I hope Mini feels better soon and the doctors can find out what is wrong and get it resolved.  I am confused, did you want to be accepted or not?  The lady didn't want you to pass?

Camm- Glad you had a nice time out.  I have never had a dirty martini but it sounds good.

Betty- Glad your test went well. That would drive me nuts if my neighbors kept waking me up. Sounds like your cat needs some catnip.

Ten- I am happy things went well the election and hope that things change for the better soon.  How are you liking your new digs?

cjc- I hope the conversation goes well with your boss.

Viv- Did your sis end up having any wild bashes?

HI Keeping- How is your baby feeling? Mine is sick now, she had to get a treatment tonight and I picked up some amoxicillin and an inhaler for her tonight.  Don't you just love this time of year?

Does anyone know what those little things you plug into your usb ports do?  Can I save my pics on those?  I can't remember what they are called.  Has anyone tried the green tea pills, they are supposed to give you more energy and help your appetite?
Hope everyone has a nice Valentines Day!
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« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2009, 12:28:03 AM »
Hey all!

Betty-LOL! I had to laugh when you talked about your cat having a mental illness. Sometimes  I think my dog has emotional issues and needs therapy. She definitely has separation anxiety and thinks she is the boss of everyone.  ;D I'm glad your test went well.

Mum- What is DHHR? What are you applying for? That totally sucks about your messed up day. I am surprised that Mini still wants to go the party considering how she feels. I hope she gets better soon. I'm sure it is frustrating to know your child does not feel well and not being able to do anything about it.

Camms- I'm glad you had a good time. I LOVE olives!!! I also like salt. I have low blood pressure so the doctors have always told me to eat more salt. My favorite olives are the green ones. You can get them stuffed with all kinds of things. A parent who volunteers at my school always brings me olives. Last week she gave me jalapeno stuffed green olives...YUMMY!

Snow- Hey there! My sister did have a party. I have no idea what happened since I purposely stayed out of it. I do know that the next day she went to turn cans into the recycling center which means there was a lot of beer and she didn't want our dad to know. Also...are you talking about a flash drive? They are like disks. You save all kinds of things on them.

Well I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday. I have had the worst pain in my back that I can only attribute to stress. Tonight I made some rice krispie treats for the kids tomorrow and the electricity went out >:( The Edison people were out working on it and it came on about 2 hours later. It's amazing what you can't do without electricity. I ended up finishing my stuff and am ready for bed. Have a good night!

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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2009, 07:42:42 AM »
Snow and Andrea, DHHR is Department of Health and Human Resources.  When I went to Health Access (the doctor facility and pharmacy for people who don't have insurance or qualify for benefits.  They charge on a sliding pay scale.), they told me I had to have a letter of rejection from DHHR saying I didn't qualify for medicaid or medicare.  I applied last July and got rejected, but the letter had to be less than 90 days old.  So, I had to make an appointment and re-apply so I could be re-rejected. 

I brought in all the paper work (neatly placed in a 3-ring binder by Hubby).  Since nothing has changed, she was adament that I shouldn't be accepted.  And, she said that if I was accepted then found out that I shouldn't have been, I would have to pay back all the expenses.  So, she finally hit the right button and got me re-rejected. 

Betty, I had a cat with a mental illness.  His name was Nigel D'Vincci.  He would attack and bite feet, jump and scratch people's heads.  He'd snuggle up in my lap, purr, lick my hand, then look me right in the eye and take a chunk out of my arm, leg, or stomach.  He was a stray and I felt too sorry for him to get rid of him. 

Pat yourselves on the back, ladies, we made it to Friday!  Just a few more hours and we'll be officially into the weekend.  Make it a good one.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.
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« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2009, 08:36:18 AM »
Mum  thanks for clearing that up for me too.  I was a little confused.  Glad that it resulted in a rejected resolution.  For Christmas, we do a lottery.  My mom picked me.  She bought some really great things for my apartment....new towels, a throw for my couch, a house mat, and a new vacuum.  My mom over did it, but I appreciate it. 

Viv- My favorite olives are the Kalamatas ( the dark purple meaty kind).  The funny thing is I hated olives my whole life until I reached 25.  My roommate was always buying olives and insisted that I try them....and it was a olive love affair ever since.  Hope your back is feeling better today.

Snow-  do you mean flash sticks.  Yes you can save pictures on them.  They're a great tool for your pc.

Winn-  I had a couple of cats in the last few years and most of them were typical cats.  But I had a roommate who had a big fat white cat.  This cat was seriously crazy.  She would sit in the corner and meow and meow.  She was always chasing "ghosties" which we called them.   


Today is Friday at last.  Hope everyone has a great day.

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« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2009, 09:08:38 AM »
Morning ladies,

Mum, sorry about your day, but I'm glad the lady finally figured out how to re-reject your application.  So, this means you get medical care now and meds without the huge expense?  I wouldn't tell the people who are having the party Saturday about Mini have HIV.  It's none of their business.

Wendy, yes, I believe my cat has something mentally wrong with her; seriously, I do.  She gets frightened extremely easy.  She's scared by the sound grocery bags make; she's scared when someone comes in (she hightales it under the bed); she's scared when I get pill bottles out (the noise they make);  the t.v. scares her, no matter what's on it-I think she believes the people are really in the room and they're going to get her.  When I adopted her, she had been at the shelter for two years.  They don't have the cats separated by cages-they're all in one huge room together.  And they can hear the dogs barking.  So, maybe she's got post-traumatic stress.

Snow, I haven't tried the green tea pills; I'm not a taker of supplements. 

Camms, I'm glad you had a good time with your family.  My family used to be really close.  Then, after my dad's death, my brother had it out with my two sisters, and now he won't speak to them.  He didn't even accept their Christmas presents (which I had to attempt to give him).  He says he divorced them.  Death brings out the best and worst in people.  I was going to ask you, how much CoQ10 did you take and what was the strength?

Andrea, I hope you back feels better.  Hardly anything hurts worse than a back ache.  I, by the way, hate green olives.  My dad used to love them though.  I like the black ones.  I hope your party goes well today.

Today I see the dietician.  I have some questions for her and I hope she can figure out a good diet for me.  It's got to taste good also; if it's bland, I'm not going for it.  I also do not like that vinagerette dressing for salads.  My favorite dressing is bleu cheese.  I suppose I can order it on the side.  I hope I don't have too high of an expectation on the appointment. 

A guy from the Y called me yesterday and now my appointment is for Monday.  Hopefully this one won't get cancelled.  I've got to lose some weight; it's not for appearance sake, it's for health sake.  With my diabetes, it's not healthy.  One of the medications I'm on, Zyprexa, makes me crave sugar, mostly at night.  And, I haven't been eating other "healthy" things lately, it's been M&M's.  BTW, I'm on the Zyprexa to help "stabilize my mood," (I don't know what's wrong with it).  Years ago, I was diagnosed as bipolar.  My therapist, who's been seeing me since 1991 says he isn't convinced that I am.  He and I think that all that medication that crazy psychiatrist had me on made me experience mania.  But, anyway, the Zyprexa does help keep the panic attacks at bay, so it's good for something.  I'm just going to have to figure out what to eat when those sugar cravings hit. 

Other than that, I'll be doing schoolwork.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2009, 09:43:57 AM »
Mum- I glad it worked out in your favor, that must have been very frustrating.

Thanks, Viv and Camm, yup that is what I was thinking, they are little things that fit in the palm of your hand.  Good to know I can save pics on them, thank you.

Camms- I didn't like olives until I was older either. My 10 yr old loves them, he will eat a whole can of black olives for a snack.

Viv-Hope you have a fun party with the kids. Are you on vacation next week?

BT- I don't like bland food either, sometimes I feel like yummy food is the only thing I have to look forward to. That would be good if you get your diet figured out and start working out.  I have started using Splenda in my tea and it tastes fine. In the dollar stores out here, they sell sugar less hard candies with splenda that are pretty tasty, maybe you could try something like that when you have cravings.

I can't believe another plane crashed, that is so sad.  They are showing the house on CNN now before it got hit by the plane.  My heart goes out to the people on the plane and in the house and thier friends and family.
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« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2009, 10:04:06 AM »
Betty, yes.  According to the lady I spoke to at Health Access, I can see thier doctors and use their pharmacy.  If they don't have a specialist in their office that I need, then they will refer me to an outside doctor.  But, I won't have to pay any more than I would if I saw their doctors.  I won't know what that is until I bring them in my rejection letter and the application.  She said the most anyone pays for a doctor is $20 and for meds $5.  Sure beats what I'm paying now!  On the application, I have to list my medications that I'm on and any meds that I think I MAY have to be on in the future.  That way, if they don't have the meds in stock, they'll order them for me.  The pharmacy is only opened on Tues and Thurs., but for most meds, they can give a 60 day supply.  I don't need anything major - just my inhalers and my ostomy stuff.

Camms, what great gifts from you mom!  We used to do a lottery system with my mom's side of the family.  Single people drew single people names and couples drew couple names and usually got something for their house.  Everyone decided on a $50 limit.  We stopped a couple of years back and I'm not sure why.  We still give small gifts to my little cousins, my grandmother, and of course my parents and brother.  Hubby's family does nothing.  It's sad, but it is honestly for the best.

I think Cindy and Drag are holed up with their hotties.  I hope where ever they are they are having a great time and loads of &%^$#!  ;D

Betty, maybe Poppy has Asperger's..lol..he sounds exactly like my #4 (middle daughter).  She's scared of everything but air (unless it's blowing).  If someone passes her up and looks her way she freaks out.

Snow, I keep asking Mim if she wants to go to the party tomorrow and she says she does.  She doesn't get invited to many parties outside of her little cousins'.  This is actually for the little sister of our oldest son's friend.  We've had them over and they are the BEST behaved kids I've ever seen in my LIFE!  My girls will be the only ones there and I hate for them to miss.  We'll see how she's doing tomorrow afternoon.

Well, my honies, soon I'll be off on a date with my Hubby.  Not sure what we'll do or where we'll go but we'll end up calling my mom 100 times and talking about the kids all night.  Even when they're not there - they still are.

Have a good one!
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« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2009, 03:04:19 PM »
Hello ladies.  Hope everyone is well.                                                Mum, glad that  worked out the way you wanted it to. I hope your date tonight is wonderful. Is this the makeup date for your birthday ? I wouldn't tell about Mini having HIV. There is no possible way she could pass it to any of the children. However, if she is anything like Robert- he tells all, make sure you tell her not to tell it. Hope you all have a great time and I hope  Mini feels better soon.                                                Betty, glad your arteries are not clogged and your stress test went well. Maybe you could eat dried fruit when you have a sugar craving, most of it is very sweet. I love dried cherries.Not sure what is wrong with your cat. Most of my cats have been skittish to a point but not that bad.                                                                                             Andrea, sorry  your back hurts, hope it gets better. Rice crispy treats sound really good, I bet your students love them.                          Snowangel, glad to hear from you. I know what you mean about sometimes yummy food is the only thing to look to. forward I hope your daughter feels better soon .                                                Camms , sounds like both of your dinners went well.Wow a new vacuum, your mom gives great gifts. I have never had a martini but it sounds good. Don't they make flavored ones now?                              Anyway, not much happening here. I haven't heard back from my ex-bossman so I am assuming they don't want me back but they might call any day. That is kinda a relief cause both his wife and his daughter are class A bitches.   Waiting for Robert to come home. I sent his Valentine cards today and we got his teachers and bus driver each a giant Hershey's Kiss. Hope fully he won't eat any of the candy while he's on the bus. He is usually very good about that so I am not too concerned.   Monday I will begin looking for jobs in earnest. Maybe something other than food service as a good friend suggested to me, it would be physically easier. Hope everyone has a great day and Happy Friday The 13th.    Cristy

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« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2009, 03:06:30 PM »
Sorry, double post ;D
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« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2009, 03:43:46 PM »
Hi everyone. Long time since I had time to check in. Lucas is getting up sooner which means I can't be on the computer at 2am anymore. Lucas also had RSV in December and the next thing you know we were all sick. Finally we're all healthy again. I hope everyone is doing alright. I only had time to Skim the entries so forgive me for not addressing everyone.
Betty - I saw something about heart tests. I hope you're alright.
Mini - Why were you rejected? When we got Lucas he initially got gateway/access for financial reasons because they couldn't look at our income till the adoption was final. Once the adoption was final he was rejected for financial reasons but accepted for medical need/disability. Now he is on our insurance for primary but gateway for secondary. This means that for most things our insurance pays then gateway picks up what is left.
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« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2009, 04:48:49 PM »
My step mom had a cat like that Betty. I think I saw the thing maybe 5 times in 15 years and some of those times it was a blurr of fur making a mad dash to hide.

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« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2009, 09:49:14 PM »
Hey Ladies----

I am reporting in though nothing major has been going on really. I went to see my ID doc, bad news, my cd4 dropped, majorly and my viral load jumped up to 18,000. I don't regret doing it but my doctor is a bit pissy with me. He says I can start back whenever I feel like it just let him know, it was the fastest visit I ever had with him. The other day, one his nurses called me then I got transferred to Leah, who I think has gotten a promotion because I don't see her anymore. Anyhoo, I asked her what the rest of my results were since my ID doc was being pissy, he didn't bother telling me. And since I gave up 6 vials of blood and a cup of urine, I thought I had the right to know. Everything came back fine except my sugar is a little high. I am waiting to get in with the new PCP who just returned to work last week after having surgery.

My son had called me last week too. He got lucky once again and they have transfered him to a boot camp somewhere in Indiana, Pa. I could tell by his voice that he was happy. I sent him some money last check day and wrote him a letter over the internet to the prison where he was at. He should be out a little over a year. I wonder if he realizes just how lucky he has been through all this.

FINALLY!!!!!!, the car is getting fixed tomorrow. My bff is paying someone to come do it, thank the freaking Goddess. Things are still going good with Rey. I took my hair down today so I have to start braiding tomorrow. I pulled a muscle in my stomach and it hurts like hell. Speaking of hell, anyone going to see Friday, the 13th. If so, please drop a review because I want to know if it is worth it. I downloaded Saw 5 and have to say I was disappointed. I mean the killing seemed a little mellower to me if that makes sense. And with Jigsaw gone it seems to have lost it's edge to me. Hoping part 6 will be better.

And on a lighter note, I think I have turned into a MySpace whore..... :D I swear I am hooked. I change my profile almost every other week, music almost daily. And did I mention I am a horrible flirt? I have also noticed that I have more male friends than female friends. All the female friends are from here.. ;) Who barely hit me up I might add... :D

Other than that just another day. Those with hubbies or bfs...Have a Happy Valentine's Day. Have a good weekend everyone.....
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« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2009, 10:35:00 PM »
Mum- Thank you for the explanation. I am really clueless when it comes to that stuff. I hope you were able to enjoy yourself tonight without worry too much about the kids.

Cam- That was nice of your mom. I suggested once that we should draw names in our family but no one abided by it.  :(

Betty- I would love to go see a dietician. Not only would I like someone to tell me what to eat, but it would be nice if someone could cook it for me ;D Ahhhh a girl can dream....

Snow- I don't have vacation next week but I have Monday off. YAY! I'll take it!

Cristy- Any luck with the other jobs?

#1 Mom- Hey!  :)

Wendy- How have you been? Feeling better?

Queen- That must feel good to get your car back.

Today went well. It rained, but not during the kids recess times...thank god. It is the worst when they have to be cooped up. My back is still messed up. It is one area and I am pretty sure it is stress. Isn't it interesting how you may feel like everything is fine but you body tells a different story? I don't have much planned this weekend. It supposed to rain most of the time which is good because we need it. We might be going into another drought so this rain is welcomed.

Nothing else to report. I hope all of you have a nice Valentine's Day-what a total Hallmark holiday! Have a good night!


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« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2009, 02:06:27 AM »
Yes, I know it's early.  I had to get up and do a breathing treatment and take some Benedryl.  My allergies are killing me and I couldn't breathe.  Our "date" went well.  We went out to eat (and talked about the kids), then we went to the mall and walked around (and talked about the kids), then we had icecream (and talked about the kids).  We left the house about 3:45 and by 8:45 we were back home.  I was in bed, sound asleep, by 10.  Dinner was wonderful, but neither one of us is used to eating rich foods.  We were popping TUMS before we left the parking lot.  Our oldest went home with my mom to spend the night.

My dad called mom last night to let her know that he'll be stopping by tomorrow (today) on his way from Erie, PA to Louisiana.  He's a hellicopter pilot and will actually be flying the ship and landing it in their front yard!  He has to be in La. by Monday night, so he'll have to leave sometime early Monday morning.  I'm just glad that they'll be able to be together for Valentine's Day.  And I'm hoping to sweet talk him into a chopper ride Sunday.

Mom: Mini is covered, via her adoption agreement, by medicaid (medicare?).  Even though we had private insurance at the time, we weren't required to cover her.  On our private insurance, she would only have a $1million lifetime coverage which she exceeded at 19mths old.  The rejection was for me so that I can see a doctor through Health Access.  Mini has had a rough winter, also, with 3 ear infections, pneumonia, strep,and a sinus infection all in a 6wk period.  She's being tested for vertigo on Tuesday.

Christy, that's what I was afraid of - Mim saying something to them like, "I can't have that, I'm a diabetic and I have HIV, too."  I'm sure that would get us a phone call REAL fast to come and get them.  I just keep praying that everything goes off without a hitch. 

Queen: good to hear your car is getting fixed.  I think I missed something, did you go off of your meds and that's why your numbers went south?  How long were you off?  I got a bunch of invitations to join people's "my space" pages, but it never would accept my email and password.  Oh, well.

Well, I think I'm going to read until the Benedryl kicks in and I can go back to bed and get some sleep.

Happy Saturday!
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« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2009, 06:59:17 AM »
Morning ladies,

Snow, Splenda is the only aritifical sweetener I use and have used for quite awhile.  It tastes so much better than the other ones.  It's good to see you, by the way.

Mum, Health Access sounds like a good deal.  And I'm glad the date went well.  Where did you eat?

Cristy, good luck with the job search.  You know, when I was a kid, I remember getting one of those giant Hershey Kisses from my brother's then-girlfriend.  I was in heaven.

#1 mom:  Good to see you.  I really don't know the details about RSV, but I know it has something to do with the lungs.  I hope Lucas stays well.

Wendy, my cat is skiddish, but I do love her.  When I say something to her, she usually meows back.  When I wake up in the morning, she jumps up on the bed and comes up to my face to greet me; when I come home, she's always right there to meet me.  She's extremely needy, but that's alright, I like spoiling her.

Queen, hopefully your numbers will come back up quickly.  That's great news about your son.  And yeah, I hope he does alright when he gets out.  I really don't know anything about the new Friday the 13th movie, sorry.  If you want to go see it, go.  We all need to do things for ourselves sometimes.

Andrea, I'd love someone to cook for me also.  During the week, it's usually a t.v. dinner (Lean Cuisine) and a yogurt for supper.  And I really don't like cooking much on the weekend, because it's just me.  I usually freeze what I don't eat, then end up throwing it out some time in the future. 

I'm up early because I'm going to one of my friend's son's graduation from culinary school.  I have to leave in about an hour and 15 minutes, and I haven't eaten breakfast yet.  I'm just finishing my 2nd cup of coffee.

We got snow last night, I found out when I was getting my paper.  I knew we weren't over winter yet (but I was hoping).  It's not terribly cold, it's 28F; we've been tons colder.  I hope we don't get much more snow though.  I really need to move somewhere where they don't have snow. 

Anyway, other than going to the graduation, I don't have anything else planned for today.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2009, 08:29:20 AM »
Hey Ladies Happy Valentines Day!

Queen -  Sorry to hear about your numbers...that tanking feeling is awful.  I know you mentioned you wanted to wait a little longer before resuming your meds.   I came really close to renting Saw V.  I'm a huge fan of horror films and foreign films...go figure.

Christy-  good luck with the job search Monday.  How are you with basic computer skills?  Maybe an office job through a temp agency if your looking to move away from food service.

Mum-  Hope the party turns out great and mini has a great time :)   Oh, you really should talk about the kids when you and you're hubby have the time....that's what dates are for...to catch up on the kids...lol  ;)

BT-  Hope the graduation includes the culinary cues and samples.  Are you going out to lunch afterwards.....or whatever people do post graduation?  The CoQ10 is vitamin shop 300 mg 3 times a day, soft gel. 

Andrea-  a personal chef would be fabulous and it's nice to dream big.

Last night I saw Coraline.  It was visually amazing and creative.   It was a little slow on the narrative, but it was really impressive on the big screen because of the animated detail.  I saw the movie for free, because I did a search on the net for fandango coupons.  I had to apply for a free credit report, which I had to cancel today so I don't get charged after a week.  I needed a credit report anyway and was relieved that after 4 years it went from poor to good/excellent.  My ex crushed my credit. 
Anyway....i printed out the free ticket and went to the mall (AMC) theater.  Anytime I go anywhere, I can find a discount on the internet.  I should write a book, though I'm sure its been done.

I'm thinking today is going to be a great day.  I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.  I think Valentines day is a hallmark holiday too but should be a day for all kinds of love.  Growing up my mom always bought us kids something for valentines day.   Pets included!

Hugs to you all,

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« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2009, 10:50:12 AM »
Morning Ladies----

Mum---Your Dad was in my town. Sounds like you had a good night with the dinner and all. Wow, it sounds like you have horrible allergies. I just got them a few years ago but mine usually trigger during the summer.

Betty---Girl, movies are expensive here and I don't want to go if it is crappy. I usually wait for movies to go to dvd or if I can't wait that long then I usually download them myself. I'll prolly see if I can find it online in about a few days since it just started last night. Yeah, well hopefully the numbers will rise. I was bummed for a minute but it was the reality check I needed. So, ya know...2 tears in a bucket.....

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« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2009, 08:54:36 PM »
Good evenings my sweeties! 

Camm, LOL...I know, everytime we go out we talk about the kids.  We saw the commercials for Coraline but decided against taking the kids to see it.  Our oldest has OCD and, seriously, after watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he didn't sleep for a week and would start to cry at supper because he knew it was almost bedtime.  He even walked out of Prince Caspian - at the age of 11. :-\  It takes nothing to get him worked up.

Betty, we went to Applebe's for supper.  We had the 9oz serloin steak with parmasean shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes, onion rings, cheese sticks as an appetizer, and we shared a pina colada.  It was SO good.

Queen, I wish I would've known.  If he was close to you, I'm sure he would have arranged for you to have a helicopter ride.  :o  He's a great pilot - you would've been perfectly safe.  ;D  I've always had sinus problems.  When I was younger, my nose would bleed every time the barametric pressure changed.  Then, as I got older, I could tell when it was going to rain because I'd get sinus headaches.  Ever since the yeast infection in my lungs last year, I no longer get headaches when the weather changes, I just can't breathe.  Personally, I'd like to go back to the headaches.  800mg of ibuprofin and I'd be good as gold.  I'm still taking Zertec every morning and using Aspepro nasal spray that Mim's new ENT gave us samples for.  I use it once in the am and once before I go to bed.  It helps some, but not always.

The party was good, and both girls (Mini and #4) had a great time.  There was some misunderstanding about stuff the little girl was "giving away".  We got a call from her dad that she wanted it all back.  The girls cried, but it was truly just a misunderstanding between what the girl wanted to give away (and the dad initially approved) and what mom didn't want given away once she found out.  I'll bring it back to them after dance class on Monday night. 

Mim isn't doing a whole lot better.  You'd seriously never know what was wrong with her if she didn't tell you.  She said her head feels like someone is using it as a punching bag.  I gave her a dose of ibuprofin hoping it will stop the banging enough for her sleep.  Tuesday can't get here soon enough for me.

Tomorrow we're having a catered Valentine lunch at church.  It's a buffet with stuffed chicken breasts, roast beef, potatoes and gravy, green beans, 3 salads, desserts and drinks for $5 / person.  The kids eat free, but they'll be eating in a different room and having nuggets, fries, and (sugar-free) cupcakes.  8 people eating for $10 and I don't have to cook or clean up - I'm there.

Nothing else much going on.  I'm going to take a quick trip through the forums and post an update in Mini's LW thread.  Hope everyone had a wonderful day.

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« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2009, 07:53:19 AM »
Good Morning Ladies. I hope everyone had a great Valentine's day.             Just a quick post cause I had to say:                                                              Queen, that is the best news. I am so glad that your son got sent to a boot camp in stead of prison. I am very glad that he is happy and will only have to be there a year. Glad the car is finally going to get fixed. I will be buying another car as soon as my tax refund comes back.                   Speaking of whores, I am still a dragon cave whore as anyone can see by my sig. I am completely addicted to it.                                                                   Mum, I am glad that you and hubby had a good date, that is wonderful.             Evertone else, you know I love ya. Take care and have a great day. I will check back in later    Cristy

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« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2009, 08:46:14 AM »
Morning ladies,

Camms, I want to take my granddaughter to see Coraline (if she wants to see it).  It looks like a good movie.  You really should write a book on how to get discounts or free stuff.  I would buy it.  I'm always looking for a deal.

Queen, yeah, I know movies are expensive to see.  Here, if you go to the first showing of the movie (if it's playing in the afternoon as well as the evening), it's $5.00.  I always take in my own water, and candy if I want some.  I really didn't keep up with the Friday the 13th's after the second one.  Wasn't that the one where Jason had his mother's head in like some shrine?

Mum, it sounds like you had a good dinner.  I'm glad the party went well.  It's funny how kids give things away their parents don't want them to.  Hey, you can't beat that dinner deal at your church.  It sounds yummy.

Cristy, what's going on? 

Yesterday's graduation of my best friend's son went well.  It's a technical school for the disabled.  The boy who graduated has Tourette's and some other things, which I'm not really sure of (like bipolar).  He went through their culinary program.  I'm really happy for him.  My best friend has been drug-free for 20 years, but her ex, the kid's father, still uses (heroin).  The father has hep C and cirrhosis from the continual drug use (he's in his late 50's and has been using for over 30 years).  They told him he wasn't a candidate for a liver replacement because his body is too tore up.  Anyway, the kid was with his father last week, and saw his father doing a drug deal (the father is now selling heroin).  The father also got into a car wreck, and threatened his son so the son would lie to the police about who was at fault.  What an asshole.  So, I'm glad for the kid that he got to graduate and get a diploma.  He needs good things in his life.

Today I'm going to color my roots.  Then at 5:00 this evening, I'm taking my grandkids their Valentine's day present (I got them Madagascar 2).  My granddaughter said the "mother" is going to order pizza and they want me to eat with them.  Before I go over there, I'll probably write the other paper that's due in one of my classes.  That's my plans.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2009, 11:16:07 AM »
Queen- movies here are $10.50 which is unreal.  I remember when they were only $4.50.  Our town had a cinema that had a $1.99 special.  It was slightly behind the first releases.  Good news for your son.  Sounds like you have some really good things happening.

Mum-  Wow, your church really has some nice spreads.  I can't complain because we also have some hearty post church meals in basement.  It's also a nice way to catch up with some of the other folks i don't see too often.  Some people are recent widows and this is their only social outlet.  So if I can spend a little time with them, it takes away a little bit of that loneliness  or sadness that they maybe experiencing.   Still thinking of mini.  At least the party sounded like fun despite the minor confusion.

BT-  Sometimes I forget that you're a grandmother.  I'm pretty close to your age, but I wish my evil grandmother (drama mamma) had been like you. She  never took me anywhere and when she did something always went awry.  I'll save that for another time.   
Glad the graduation went well for this young man.  I love to hear stories where someone has so many obstacles, both physically and mentally (issues with his a hole dad) and becomes an over comer.  It's really inspiring.

Coraline is incredibly imaginative but there are some really spooky and just plain scary scenes.  Funny how different children react to different ideas of scary.  I think I'm still traumatized when  I saw "Bambi" when I was five.  Bambi's mom was shot and til this day I can remember my friend and I crying our eyes out.  The following week my father took the family to see "Towering Inferno" a disaster film about a fire that over takes a newly built san fran structure.  Not one tear or shutter from the film.  It was also relative to my life because my dad was chief of Jersey City fire departments.  I never thought anything bad could ever happen to him.    The irony is that it was the food that almost killed him.  He got food poisoning at the station and was given last rights and had about a week to live.  Wow, I'm sorry I got way of subject. 

Let me walk away from this keyboard and breathe.

Hope you all enjoy this Sunday. 

Tend, Viv, Snow and Christy....hope you are doing well.

Hugs,

Camms

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« Reply #70 on: February 15, 2009, 01:45:34 PM »
Betty, I'm so proud of your friend's son.  I love hearing success stories, especially for those typically thought of as not standing a chance.  Good for him!  We watched Madagascar 2 last night with the kids.  We got it for them for Valentine's Day, too.  Great minds think alike!  There's 1 scene i can do without, but overall it was a GREAT movie.

Have fun with the grandkids. How is your daughter doing?  When is she due? Good luck with your paper - 3 months and counting down!

Camm, we'll probably rent Coraline and watch it before we let the kids see it.  We never know what will upset our oldest.  There are shows / movies that we avoid believing it will cause him nightmares  he ends up being  fine with, and then things that we think are "easy" and he has to leave the room.  That's one of the big reasons we'd rather rent them.  When he left during Prince Caspian, Hubby had to leave with him, which left me with the other 5 kids - YIKES!  He was fine with the 1st movie, so we thought it would be OK - silly us!

Our middle daughter is a lot easier - if it's breathing, she's afraid of it.  Movies don't seem to bother her, though.  Go figure.

Dinner was amazingly delicious, but I am so full!  We ended up bringing home the equivelant of another plate because we couldn't eat everything.  Hubby'll eat it for supper tonight.  You know it's bad when I'm thirsty and am too full to drink a glass of water.  Now I'm trying to let everything digest before we go back tonight.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.  Monday'll come way too soon.
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« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2009, 08:14:48 PM »
  ;) hello ladies, sorry i have been MIA, but i had a good reason.I GOT MARRIED !!!! Introducing ;

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« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2009, 09:27:57 PM »
Netta- CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow!

Mum- I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner

Cam- I'm with you about Bambi. All of those Disney movies are so sad. A lot of kids in my class have read Coraline. The movie previews don't really interest me. I might just get the book.

Betty- What a nice story. I hope that boy's father can not bring any more heartache. Enjoy your day with your grandchildren.

Well, I have done absolutely nothing today. I just laid around and watched T.V. and played games. Today was my birthday and that made me very sad. My family called and it was all I could do not to cry. My sister just texted me. I thought that was kind of lame. When my dad called and asked what I wanted to do I told him I really don't want to do anything. Of course he wouldn't let it be so I had to cut the conversation short so I wouldn't cry. I guess I just don't feel like there is anything to celebrate. I mean I know I am alive and everything but I'm just very lonely... :'( Ok...I don't want to be a downer. There are plenty of people who have it worse than me.

On another note...my precious dog Vivian, also known as "The Beast", got out when I opened the door and proceded to tear after another dog. The couple who own the dog are my neighbors and they and their dog is so sweet. The said he was ok but I was sooooooo embarrassed! I told them that if anything was wrong let me know. My dog is so bad!!! I told them she has never bit another dog but she can be scary when she comes out all confrontational. I think I will leave a card for them. I just feel so bad. Oh well...
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« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2009, 09:36:19 PM »
Happy birthday Viv. I'm sorry you had a tough day.

Congratulations Netta. Your announcement was a shocker. I was not expecting it.


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« Reply #74 on: February 15, 2009, 11:03:59 PM »
Netta- You go girl! You are too funny! Congratulations, what a beautiful couple.

Viv- I am sorry you are feeling so sad.  I know it doesn't feel like it but it will get better overtime.  It makes it so hard when people really have no idea of what you are going through, especially family.  Happy Birthday!  Your dog is too funny, sounds like she has short mans disease.

My dogs are driving me nuts right now.  The little one has taken to licking the big one in the mouth and it sounds like they are making out. UUggH!  I wish I could figure out how to post a pic.

Camm- I feel you on the cold Grandmother, my fathers mother wouldn't talk to you for years if you said or did anything she didn't like.  That is crazy about your Dad getting food poisoning.  I hope he made it through all right.

BT- How did your roots come out?

Mum- Glad dinner went so well. Is Mini feeling better.  That is so wierd that you have to give back something that was given to the kids.  If I was that mother I would feel like a total ass.

We just laid low this weekend.  I was pissed off Friday.  2 of the kids had a valentines party on Thursday and I sent in 60 valentines with bags of candy(they all got passed out) and the other 2 had thier party on Friday and I sent in 80 more.  So needless to say I spent a lot of time and some money on them, and they brought all but 20 of them home because the teacher wouldn't let them pass them out for some reason. Oh well.  The kids are one vacations this week and I hope to take them to the museum, movies and where ever else is cheap :) Tuesday movies here are $5.50...Thank goodness.
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« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2009, 11:10:02 PM »
Snow- LOL!!!! I totally know what you are talking about! My dog licks her hands and that sound DRIVES ME CRAZY! I can't stand it! I have a spray bottle is use with her and that makes her stop. She is so smart though and sometimes she just goes into the other room where I can't see or hear her. Too funny!

I wonder why the teacher didn't let the kids pass out the stuff? Huh...On Friday the kids passed out all kinds of goodies.

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« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2009, 01:23:11 AM »
Morning Ladies ;)

Its been a while.

I have not been feeling well for the couple of days, but I went to see a doctor and he gave me some antibiotics for the flu I had.
Nothing much, but at work people are stressing because of the retrenchment. We are waiting for the new structures to be announced and the letters for those who are not on in the new structiures.

I think that also contributed into me not feeling well.

Let me leave now, meetings all the time in this place.I will try to keep up with the conversations.

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« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2009, 02:17:00 AM »
NETTA - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!![/color][/b] wow, im happy for you girl. could have knocked me over with a feather :D

queen - thats good news about your son.  hope your numbers improve when you get back on meds

happy - good luck at work, i hope u wont be affected

camms - movies here cost $1. if they charged more no-one would go im sure. u can get a DVD with 20 movies for $5 so people would go the less expensive route if the movie houses went crazy

viv- happy belated birthday. sorry u werent feeling too happy about it

mr outof town came over for the weekend. on valentines we were just at home swearing at the tv presenters who were wearing red. 'everyday should be valentines day!' we declared. i didnt get him anything and he didnt get me anything. ::)
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« Reply #78 on: February 16, 2009, 06:43:50 AM »
Morning ladies,

Camms, Bambi made me cry, so did Dumbo.  I only read the stories when I was little 'cause we weren't allowed to go to the theater (I was raised Adventist).  I did see the movie though when I was older and thought, 'geez, what are they trying to do to kids?'  So I take it your dad made it through the food poisoning.  Are both your parents still alive? 

Mum, my cat is like your middle daughter to the extreme-she's scared of anything that breathes, and also movies scare her.  My daughter's alright, just working all the time, thanks for asking.  She's due June 16. 

Netta, wow, congratulations!  I wish you continued happiness!

Andrea, I'm sorry about your birthday being a bummer.  Why is it that it gets you so down?  About your dog, you know, dogs will be dogs.  I wouldn't be too embarassed.

Snow, my roots came out alright, even though I got pissed about 1/2 of the way through doing it.  I wonder why your kids had to bring home those valentine's.  I would call or send a note asking the teacher(s) about it.  I really would; I don't appreciate things being done like that without an explanation.

Happy, I hope your job stays secure.

Tendai, I'm glad you got to see Mr. O-O-T this weekend.  My best friend's daughter and her husband don't get each other anything for V. day either.  They think it's a waste of money.

Last night went well at my grandkids'.  Their "mother" is retiring in 7 weeks (I don't think I ever mentioned she's in her 50's).  I don't know yet what she's going to do about insurance, but hopefully she'll figure it out before she retires and loses hers.  She's been working for Frito-Lay for 30 some years.  She drives a truck.  Anyway, the grandkids like the movie, we watched it, ate pizza, and my granddaughter showed me 3 photo albums, and we played around on her little keyboard.  She has some science project she's working on where she's supposed to get colors out of colors.  My grandson didn't want me to leave.  I had a nice time.

Today, I start the diet the dietician gave me to use.  She divided everything according to starches, fats, etc.  I told her I was eating chocolate before bed.  She told me she hasn't eaten chocolate or sugarey things in 8 months.  I asked her how she quit and she said "I had a heartattack."  (She's diabetic also).  That got my attention a little bit.  So, we'll see how this diet goes.  I'm also supposed to go to the Y today.  Hopefully it will work out this time.  I'm a bit nervous that I'm going to look ancient compared to the younger people who go there.  I also hope I do alright with the exercise routine and don't make a fool of myself.

Other than that, I have to type out the papers for one of my classes (all 3 of them).  Have a good one ladies.
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« Reply #79 on: February 16, 2009, 08:49:19 AM »
Good Morning!

Tendai- I hear you about Valentine's Day. I agree. Why is it one day is the day you should show your love? I think it's a marketing scheme, although I wouldn't mind having a Valentine... ;)

Betty-Good for you! Your starting to eat right and exercise. I wouldn't worry about the other people at the Y being younger. I don't think they are paying attention. You know I'm not sure why I am so down. It has nothing to do with being older since I've never really felt my age. I think it's just where my life is at. I never really thought I would be alone at 34 and I never thought my family would just fall apart. I think I'm just going through a rough patch.

Well I have today off and I am going to hang out with my friend. I am going to have to cut it kind of short since I did absolutely no work this weekend and I have to get my lesson plans done and some stuff graded. It's raining here today and I just love the sound of it.

Have a good day everyone!

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« Reply #80 on: February 16, 2009, 09:11:17 AM »
Good Monday Morning-

Congrats Nettie, that's great news.  You two look really happy in your photo.

Viv-  Tomorrow with be my 3 year mark.  The day after presidents day.  Yesterday, was really difficult.  I thought I was past it but sometimes the pity party shows up and you're the only one attending.  When we say we know what you're going through, we really do.  But with all things, we have our good days and bad days.  Happy belated Birthday.  I hope today is better for you.

Snow-  You're gesture was kind and thoughtful towards the other kids with your gesture for the valentines party.  It's too bad that the end result was not what you had wanted but in the end you did a nice thing.

Tendai-  glad to hear from you and your weekend with mr out of town.  What kind of films do they show in your area?

BT-  My father was dying in the hospital.  I was 9 at the time and was down at my evil grandmothers.  She told us that my father wasn't going to last another few days.  I was hysterical stuck down in Virginia.  A priest came in and gave him his last rights.  But miraculously he pulled through.  The doctors were amazed.  That's what changed my father's life forever.  They left the church and a few years later went back to school to become pastors.  They have since retired.  My father had a church when my grandmother got sick.  She had a nurse at home hospice and my mother would go their everyday.  She was brutal towards my mother and went through 9 nurses.   They stepped down from the church cause it was too much.  They are alive and well.  They have a group of friends they go out dancing with and always on the go. 

Well ladies, I'm off to the ID doctor to get my results and give more blood. Wish me well.  I will post back later with my results. 

Big hugs,

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« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2009, 02:34:49 PM »
Hello Everyone-

Well I'm happy to report that I am undetectable for the first time..... 
VL is < than 45.  When I started the trial 3 months ago I was at 13,000.
Cd4 # 374.  Originally, (3 months ago) 174 when I had the blip.   
Strange thing is 3 years ago when I first got tested I was at 383.
Cd% is 31%.  3 months ago 16%
Cholesterol is 191.  Good cholesterol is 75.  Triglycerides were excellent.  I forgot the number but remember her telling me and both saying oh good..good. 
This was the news I needed to hear today and I am feeling upbeat.

Ok-  going back to studying.   

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« Reply #82 on: February 16, 2009, 05:32:56 PM »
Thank you Ladies, I am still in shock myself, but very happy. My husband is very good to me, after all the hell i've been through, God saved the best for last.
My colonoscopy was normal, thank god
went to the doctor, last week, my viral load is up and it should be undetectable, my doctor got on my case about me taking my meds and my husband agreed and is staying on my case, reminding me when to take them, I know I have to do better, I have built up a resistance to a lot of the meds, so it is important for me to take my meds  and on time. I guess I never took it too serious before.
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« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2009, 05:37:55 PM »
Hi everyone. I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. My husband forgot to even say Happy Valentine's day, but we were up visiting his mom who is in the hospital so I guess I'll forgive him. My mother in law is getting better but is so weak she'll need to go to a nursing home for PT before she can come home. She's been through a lot and is old for her age. She's Cajun and that spunk has seen her through so much but she's just getting tired of fighting. I love her dearly and hope to have her here a little longer. Please add her to your prayers.

Vivyt - Happy Belated Birthday!  :-* from Lucas

Queen - I'm glad your son got boot camp, instead of prison. Indiana PA is a nice area. I went to school  there. It rains a lot, but the fall leaves are beautiful.

Netta - Congratulations on your nuptials! I know taking medication can be hard but please take care of yourself.
 
Camms - Congratulations on the latest test results.

I have great news and some bad for Lucas. His test results came today. He is still undetectable. CD4 1298 and 40%  ;D 8). BUN 17 & creat 0.37  :). Unfortunately he is having some problems from the CP  :(. We are waiting for new leg braces to arrive. He is having trouble with trying to walk on his toes and worsening turning of the ankle. Also he is scheduled for surgery on March 3 for his eyes :'(. But over all he is doing well and is a typical 2 year old seeing how far he can push mom  :D ;) ::).  Speaking of which, I got to run. Take care everyone.

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« Reply #84 on: February 16, 2009, 10:02:36 PM »
Great numbers! Camm  :D

#1Mom- Nice to see you again.  Sorry to hear about Lucas' CP, I hope the new braces work for him.  What kind of eye surgery is he having?

My mother watches a man in his 30's or early 40's with special needs.  When his parents go away, she stays with him.  I was just thinking the other day that when I had my oldest son, she and him, came to the hospital and he was the first male to hold my son.  His father had took off and didn't come back until it was time for to leave.   So tonight she tells me," I know and I was kinda worried".  I said" about what?"  Well, you told me after you got out about your status and I was worried something would happen to him and I would have to tell his parents.  I took you to my nurse, didn't she explain everything to you. Yes, but the baby was on meds too?  I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  It's like I don't even speak English or my mother hasn't listened to a word I have said for past 10 years.  So finally I just said," Mom, they weren't have unprotected sex or shooting drugs, he was fine.  I guess it is a good thing she is only I have told in my family.
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« Reply #85 on: February 16, 2009, 10:04:47 PM »
Wow!  I miss 1 DAY and Netta runs off and gets married!  LOL...that'll teach me not to check in every day ;)  Congratulatios, girl!  What a beautiful couple you make.  Take those meds, hun, you got another reason to live.

Camms, congrats on your numbers, hun.  You are certainly going in the right direction.

Mom, I'm sorry about Lucas.  Mini went through several different DAFOs (leg braces) from the time she was 8mths old - 6yrs old.  It's looking like she'll need another pair before long, too.  Congrats on his numbers - he's doing great on that front!  

Tomorrow morning is Mini's puke test (VNG).  We see Daniel (ENT) Wed. morning to get the results.  Her tracking it horrible and not quite sure what we can do for her.  The pharmacy that's been filling Mim's prescriptions told us today that they can no longer get Zerit - there distributor is out!  My first reaction was "YEAH!!!!" but then I got worried.  We counted pills at home, in my purse, and at my parents' house and we have enough for 6 days.  The pharmacy can get the generic form, but insurance won't pay for it.  So, she's going to try and get the liquid (YUCK!!).  We see the PID on March 9th, and then we have a Zerit burning party ;D (or we have a going away party for Doc).

I'll stop in tomorrow and let you know how the testing goes.  Fingers crossed that when she pukes - she misses me!

Mum

Snow, we posted at the same time.  When I told my family about Mim's HIV, my uncle looked me in the eye and said, "How STUPID can you be bringing home an AIDS baby?"  I walked away.  I'm not sure what Hubby's family knows.  It's not like we've hidden it, but they're complete denialists and still refer to my child as "that little girl". 
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« Reply #86 on: February 17, 2009, 05:01:12 AM »
Snow - Thanks for the support. Lucas has intermittent exotropic strabismus. Basically that means that when he looks at something, especially at a distance, one of his eyes will turn out towards his ear. We've done vision therapy exercises but it has gotten worse. If the eyes are not working together you either have double vision or your brain will choose to ignore the information from one eye. When that happens you loose your depth perception. The surgery will move the muscle on the ear side of the eyes so it doesn't pull the eye so hard. It is only outpatient surgery, but I hate that he needs it. Once the surgery is done his eyes will hopefully be aligned. We'll do the vision therapy exercises again and hopefully the eyes will start working together all the time. Besides the vision benefit, the eye doctor thinks this may help with his balance. I hope and pray she's right.

Mum - Thanks for the support. It helps knowing there is someone who's "been there, done that" that I can talk to. I've never heard of an insurance paying for brand name, but not generic before. I hope it works out alright. I'm sorry Mini has to go through the puke test. I hope it gives you the answers you need. I'll keep mini in my prayers.


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« Reply #87 on: February 17, 2009, 07:28:03 AM »
Morning ladies,

Andrea, I've got to tell you, I'm happy being alone (well, besides my cat).  I think some people are cut out for marriage, others aren't.  I don't exactly have the best of pickers when it comes to a partner, and I'm a bit selfish, in that I don't want to have to worry about whether another adult is happy, and I want to do what I want to do.  So, don't feel bad that you're alone human wise.  You do have your dog. :)  Family issues are extremely hard, harder than other people issues.  It's all a process, and you're doing well by being in therapy.

Camms, congratulations on your numbers.  That's great about your parents.  Near-death experiences tend to change a lot of people.  Once in awhile I think about becoming a minister, but I usually change my mind pretty fast.  There's a book I want to check out at the library called "The Children are Free."  Last semester, the teacher ran off the first chapter for us, and we wrote reflection papers on it.  It's about debunking the Bible "clobber verses" concerning homosexuality.  It was very good and spot on.  There's a lot of merit to it also, as the book tells in the beginning pages.  Well, I'm starting to ramble.

Netta, I'm glad your colonoscopy was normal.  It's very important to take our meds.  The alternative is much, much worse.

#1 mom, wow, Lucas' numbers are very good; that's great.  I'm so sorry about his leg problems and having to have eye surgery.  I hope things go well in both cases.

Snow, sometimes family doesn't hear the logical things about a disease.  It's like they already have it set in their minds how things in their realities are.  Just take it with a grain of salt.  Your mom will come around sooner or later.

Mum, good luck to you and Min on her puke test today.  I feel so bad for her that she has to go through it, but hopefully it will give you some answers you need. 

Today I'm going to attempt to start exercising.  I bought myself a few bandanas to wear around my head when I go, because I'm not going to get myself all prettied up to exercise.  People are just gonna have to like me the way I am, or not.  Yesterday, the trainer showed me the machines to use and exactly what to do with them.  He also made sure I could use them properly, and adjusted the weight. He was very helpful.  And most of the people using the equipment were older, so that made me feel a bit better.  I'd really like to get the exercising over in the morning, so I can take a shower before night falls, and I'm hoping it's not all the young crowds in the morning, that there's some older people there.  I'm going to come home right after and shower.  I have a terrible fear of public showers.  I'll put on a bathing suit and rinse off if I ever go in the pool, but I'm not taking my clothes off, and showering etc. there.  Anyway, wish me luck on doing the exercises.  I'm sure going to need it.

My pastor is supposed to be by this afternoon.  I'm having an issue I think she will be able to help me with.  And this evening, I'm supposed to go to my school and order my cap and gown.  They're going to have other things there, like class rings, picture packages etc., but I'm not into all that hype.  Other than those things, I have nothing earth shattering planned.  You all have a good day.
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« Reply #88 on: February 17, 2009, 07:56:21 AM »
Good morning ladies.                                                                                         Netta, congratulations, that is such wonderful news. I wish you all the happiness that you so richly deserve.                                                                                                       Andrea, happy belated birthday. sorry you weren't really pleased about it.                                                                                                                Snow, that seems odd , that the teacher wouldn't let the children hand out Valentine's stuff. Maybe the children were so excited that they ALL were misbehaving. That is the only reason I can think of that would make the teacher do something like that.                                Betty, that is great about exercising. I bet you get hit on by some hottie, You are beautiful inside and out. I need to exercise, I feel like a fat cow but I know I am not. Might have something to do with eating that WHOLE box of cookies the other day. I feel ya about being married or even having a partner. I have my son and my cats and while sometimes I would like a partner, it's easier for me to be single.  I hope you and your pastor work out your issue.   Minismum, good luck with the puke test, lol. Hopefully it will help determine why mini is having such bad ear problems.                               I know I did not reply to everyone but I must get off the computer in 8 minutes so I don't tie up the phone lines. Today is my rescheduled conference with Robert's teacher. Hopefully it will go well.    Hope everyone has a great day. Camms, #1 mom, Happy1976, tendai, Hope you all have a great day. Later.   Cristy

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« Reply #89 on: February 17, 2009, 08:30:56 AM »
Good Morning! All I could think of this morning was, "Rain, rain, go away..." It rained all nigh and into the morning. We definitely need it though. Thank you all for the birthday wishes.

Cristy- I hope the conference goes well

Betty- I totally hear you about the positives in regards to not having to worry about anyone. I agree that I think what makes it more difficult is the family angst. And I do thing my dog makes me feel less lonely... :) Enjoy your workout today. I have a mental picture about you in your headband... ;D

#1- That's too bad about Lucas's eye. Is it HIV related?

Netta-Take those meds! Like Betty said, the alternative is much worse. I was on that worse side before I started taking meds and it definitely wasn't pretty.

Well ladies, it is a rainy Tuesday and I am going back to work after a 3 day weekend. I did very little over the weekend which means I have to make up for it tonight.

Later!
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« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2009, 03:15:33 PM »
YEAH BETTY!! It's cap and gown ordering day!!  That means all the hard work is about to pay off!!  I'm so excited for you! :-* ;D

Mom: our #6 has that same problem, but not as bad as Lucas.  Her's was able to be corrected with glasses, but she has no periphrial vision in her right eye.  Mim's 1st pair of braces were so tiny that now her Cabbage Patch doll wears them.  Her last ones were crayon pink with a Barbie "tatoo" on each ankle.

Mim made it through her testing without getting sick.  Some of the tests I had to turn my head for fear I'd be the one grabbing the trash can.  I'd brought a clean shirt for each of us and a dose of Pepto just in case, but we didn't need either of them.  There were some tears during one of the last tests.  She had to wear these huge goggle things that looked like an oversized diving mask.  They put a shield over the goggles so she was in total darkness, then put her in a semi-sitting position.  Cold air (27C) was blown into her right ear.  It didn't take long before she got scared and started crying.

The ladies were WONDERFUL with her.  They took off the goggles and let Mim take as much time as she needed to calm down.  We brought some of her Littlest Petshop animals so I put one in each hand and rubbed her arms.  After a while, she was able to continue.  The tester kept her talking during the test by asking Mim about her trips to the beach, favorite animals, ect.  After it was repeated on her left ear, it was done again with hot air.  She made it - and I was so proud of her.

The test must have scrambled her brains.  She has been extra foggy today.  Hubby is taking her to dance class, but I'm not sure how much she'll be able to accomplish.  He's also going to video tape her dance so we can work with her at home.

Tomorrow we get the results and I'll make sure to post them here as soon as I can.

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« Reply #91 on: February 17, 2009, 03:32:14 PM »
Hi everyone.

mum - I'm glad the test was puke free ;). Mini is in my prayers.

Betty - Cap and Gowns way to go! Good luck with the exercise, I know it's hard to start.

Vivyt - No it's related to his Cerebral Palsy.

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« Reply #92 on: February 17, 2009, 06:53:04 PM »
Mum- WOW! Sounds like Mini was a trooper today, nice to hear it went well and was puke free for both of you.

Mom #1- My son had eye surgery, last year sometime.  Both of his eyes wander.  He just had day surgery on the left and uses glasses to correct the right.  He has had glasses since 11 months. I hope things go well for Lucas.  My son's went well except that when I went into the pharmacy to get his pain meds, his father didn't watch him close enough and he rubbed his eye and one of the strings popped out of the corner of his eye.  It really creeped me out but it was fine.

BT- Hope the excercising went well today. Just remember when you wake up tomorrow, no pain no gain :)  I have a faulty picker too, big time.

cjc- Hope the conference went well today.

I took the kids to see Hotel for dogs and they loved it.  It was cute.  There were 2 guys with 5 kids infront of me getting tickets.  The kids ages ranged from maybe 12 8,7,6 to 2.  They were going to see Friday the 13th.  I couldn't believe it, that poor little one  especially ,is going to have nightmares.

I hope everyone has a good night.

Viv- We are supposed to be getting the rain storm you had there, here tomorrow, but in the form of snow :(
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« Reply #93 on: February 18, 2009, 06:13:57 AM »
Morning ladies,

Cristy, believe me, if I get hit on by a hottie, they're going to have to revive me from fainting.  How did the conference with Robert's teacher go?

Andrea, actually, I wear a bandana over my head when I exercise, since I don't wash my hair before I go in the morings.  I hope you got caught up with the work you had to do.

Mum, I'm glad Min made it through the tests.  They sound dreadful and something I wouldn't want to experience.  I hope they find what's causing her problems with the ears and dizziness. 

#1 mom, how's Lucas?

Snow, isn't it insane what some parents will allow real little kids to see?  It's like they have no value system of their own.  When my daughter was little, I wouldn't even let her watch The Simpsons until she was 12. 

Yesterday morning at the Y went pretty well.  I did a cardio machine for an hour.  I was actually surprised I was able to stay on it that long.  It's like a sit-down elliptical machine (I can't do anything like the treadmill, as my knees won't hold up my weight that long).  Anyway, it was a good workout.  Today I'm going to attempt to do the weights.  Wish me luck.

I ordered my cap and gown last night.  They were selling, of course, photo packages, invitations and school rings, none of which I really care about.  Where do people get all the money for that anyway?  I remember I got a class ring when I was in high school, but that's been lost for years.  And there was this one younger girl there who's getting done with her bachelor's in criminal justice, and has now decided she wants to also get the bachelor's in psychology.  I'm thinking "are you crazy?"  I've had about enough studying, why someone would want more is beyond me.  It's not like that's going to make one any more employable.  Maybe she wants more student loans. 

Anyway, I'm taking some food over to a friend of mine today (who's crazy), and making some couscous, and going to class tonight.  Hopefully I'll get all this accomplished.  You all have a good one.
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« Reply #94 on: February 18, 2009, 07:33:04 AM »
Gppd Morning Ladies
 
Snow and Mum-  The disclosure stories are really heartbreaking.   I can only imagine what you must have felt.  Pre- HIV, my ex mother in law moved seven doors down from me.  In my town, two blocks away "the Center" was built, which is a place that homes 24 people with Aids.  Its an amazing place. http://www.thecenterinap.com/centerhouse.html.  Anyway, my ex mom in law was always complaining "that this horror house was being built and why should our town blah blah blah.  I remember getting in arguments with her time after time.  Can you imagine when she bought it up after dx. 

Mum-  I'm glad mini made it through the tests.  Praying for great test results. Glad that you see Dr. Daniel today to go over all of your questions and concerns.

Bt-  that's great that you have a trainer.  Really helps when your starting off and walk into a endless room of equipment. It can be very confusin. Sounds like you did well on the cardio...an hour is excellent.  BTW-  i have good knees so I tried the ellipitical  machine last summer.  I call it the cryptical machine cause its a mystery that anyone can work it.  It feels sooo unnatural.

Christy - so how  was the conference?

Snow-  one of the strings popped out of his eye socket when he rubbed his eyes?  Was it muscle?

Nothing really happening. I had to drive a girl friend to the hospital two hours away because her 87 year old  mother slipped into a coma and is dying.  She's a DNR.  It was really hard to see the family in so much pain.  I told her that I would drive her to the funeral also, since her ex took the car. 
I see my shrink today and have plenty to say.   

Talk to you ladies later,

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« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2009, 08:05:58 AM »
Good Morning ladies. Just a quick post. The conference went well. Robert is showing great improvement since we are going over his words more and I am helping him to write simple sentences. I have also been letting him read to me, the words that he knows. I did have to make a Monday appointment with the lady that does attendance so we can try to work something out. He can only miss 1 more day of school or he gets automatically retained. It is state policy but if he can do all the work, then they will not hold him back. So I will be working extra  to make sure he passes. We will see what the lady says Monday. Hope everyone has a great day and I will check in later.  Cristy

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« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2009, 09:46:29 AM »
BT- Glad the excercising went well. I don't think I could do an hour of anything at this point. I never got a class ring from high school, they were a couple of hundred and my parents just didn't have the money.  Some people make full time jobs out of going to school, it must be nice to have money too, I guess.  I know, it seems like after the Simpsons came out just because it was a cartoon, it didn't mean it was kid-oriented. I have learned that with Family Guy.

Camm- LOL, no it was the string or whatever was used to tie off his eye muscle.

cjc-How old is Robert again? My little ones are in kindegarten and it just blows my mind, the stuff they need to know these days.  I need to work with them everyday, reading and writing.  I never thought it would be so hard as a righty to teach a lefty to write. My daughter and one of the boys are lefties and go about writing totally different. It doesn't help that neither of them are interested in school at this point. Thank goodness the 3rd one is or I would be bald right now.

It is cold here today, don't know if we will do much here today.
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« Reply #97 on: February 18, 2009, 02:11:12 PM »
We just got back from Dr. Daniel and my head is still spinning.  I posted the full results of Mim's VNG in LW under her thread.  Pretty much, she flunked and it doesn't look good.  The results are consistent with her having CNS lesions.  She has an MRI scheduled for Monday afternoon at 2pm - with her pre-op stuff at 11:45.  We'll have the results by the end of the week.

Sorry this is short and one-sided, but I'm still trying to process it all.

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I was just breezing through, but I have to say, Mum, you and Min are both in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so saddened to hear this and will be thinking of you guys all night.  Big hugs to both of you. :-* :-*  I'll answer everyone else tomorrow.
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« Reply #99 on: February 18, 2009, 06:02:51 PM »
Mum you and Min= are in my prayers, you are not in this alone, please keep us posted, the little angel has been through so much....

God news we are gettin another stimulas check for 250.00 those on disability ssi/ssd.
Camms- u are a good compasionate person. I have lived alone for many years after my divorce also, picking the wrong man, I was happy and never thought I would ever get  married again, but he is the yin to my yang !!!
Everyone I  know seems to be so shocked I got married, my husband thinks its because some know I'm Hiv+, and I guess they think no one should love us???
I think they thought I was gay, because I an always by myself and never with a man, for many years, I hope its the latter lol
Betty- congrats on your  up comming Graduation !
hubby and i are fine, looking for work.
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« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2009, 07:30:34 PM »
I guess I'm taking post 100 again.  I've got a massive headache and not sure if it's from the stress or the rainy weather.  Hubby is at church so I can't take anything until he gets home because I get sleepy.  I just want to crawl into a warm bed and doze.

Netta, I'm so glad you're happy - that's all that matters.  You two look so sweet together.  Anymore wedding pictures you can share?

Speaking of wedding pictures, um...DRAG...we're still waiting.

Betty, I never understood career students.  I had a highschool class ring that I still wear, but didn't even go to my college graduation.  I just went to the head of my department and picked it up the day after.  Not only did we have to order cap and gown, but we had to pay a small fortune in "fees".  Plus, it was in the summer in south Louisiana, outside, and we were told it would last about 3 hours.  I was NOT sitting outside in the heat for that long.  My parents weren't real thrilled, but they got over it.

Christy, glad the meeting was productive and Robert sounds like he's on the right road.  Why would he have to repeat Kindergarten because of missing too many days?  I'm with you, as long as he can do the work - and it's ONE day, for goodness sake.  When does school end?

That's all I have.  My energy is waning and I've got another load of laundry to fold so the kids can put it away before bed.  I'm going to call Hubby and see if he'll stop by DQ.  I'm feeling the need for some soft serve in a waffle bowl.  With chocolate.  And maybe some peanut butter cup pieces.  And more chocolate...

Much love to you all!
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Re: Ladies Thread Part 54.......The Sun is on the Horizion.... Or is it???
« Reply #101 on: February 18, 2009, 10:41:41 PM »
Hey Ladies---

It's time to start a new thread. I'll start it so consider this one closed......
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