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04-22-2004, 08:24 PM
Don't Forget To Go Back To #84 And Read The Last Few Posts There!! ;)
**I'll try to come back later and post. I think I may have pink eye in BOTH eyes!! They are blurry and runny.It's going around my school so I guess I've got it. :(
04-22-2004, 09:39 PM
Sherry-You poor dear!! Get some antibiotics quick!!
04-23-2004, 12:06 AM
Sher, hopefully it will be an allergy, but I agree with Shelley, get to the doc!!!!!! EEEEWWWW...it could of been lice! Wasn't that just going around a few weeks ago?
Shelley, did you decide what to do with the girls? Liz is fine, back to acting like a total teenager. She just got her car back out of the shop a few days ago. Allison is counting down days until school starts. Yep...she's 5, she still believes school will be fun!
I went to get my hair done today and also went to another salon and had a set of acrylic nails put on. All of you girls wearing tips, do you keep yours sheer or do you use the darker polishes? Summer use to be for sheers, but now I think both are currently in style. I went fairly short, square tip and sheer. I picked up a bottle of deep shimmer red called " Vould U like a lick?" seriously, that is the name!
what do you guys pay for refills? Also do you tip and how much? I don't want to look like a scrooge. I usually tip my stylist $5.00 for my haircut, today I tipped the nail tech. $5.00 also.
NOT STAYING OP!!!!!!!! ARGGGG!!!!!!!! I simply can not get my act together for anymore then a few days.
04-23-2004, 06:39 AM
Gayle-I'm so sorry!! I keep thinking that Allison was the one in the accident. I decided to just let the girls go to different schools, and we all will just have to deal with it. You will get back OP when you are ready. Look how long it took me to get my you know what back together!!
I have been straightening my hair with a ceramic iron that Patty bought. Some people say I look older, and some say younger, so I'm not sure. But anyway, it's a change once in awhile. I tried posting a picture, but it kept denying it saying it is too large no matter how small I make it.
04-23-2004, 07:12 PM
Shelley...or was it Sherry? All these "S" names...I can never keep 'em straight! :lol: Anyhow, whoever was asking, our students' last day of school is officially May 21, but it's a 60% day so most of them won't even show up that day.
It's not looking good for the job. :( Apparently, the current librarian has decided to take her Praxis test in June, which shows "reasonable progress" towards permanent certification. I talked to my principal today, and there's a lot of stuff he couldn't tell me, but he did tell me that the superindendant and the curriculum specialist LOVED my ideas for the library. Unfortunately, they're lawsuit shy, I think. The woman who's the librarian now used to teach at the high school, but her contract wasn't renewed. The principal over there, however, didn't follow procedures and she threatened to sue the school district. They settled by giving her the job in our library.
If I'm in the classroom again, that's fine. My biggest fear is that I will plan for being in a classroom and find myself in the library two weeks before school starts or (even worse) vice-versa! :eek:
04-23-2004, 08:20 PM
Well it looks like it wasn't pink eye afterall. My eyes were matted this morning but cleared up quickly and were never red. I guess if it would have been pink eye it would be better then having lice! :lol: I guess it was allergies but I've never had problems with that!
I bet your nails look great! Where I go they charge $25.00 for a full set and $15.00 for a fill in. I ususally tip between $3.00-$5.00. In the summer I like either red or french. I also get mine done square-round.I think they look more natural. Think about that when you have your fill-in done in 2 weeks.
If you have to go back to the classroom I think you'll be just as happy since you're a good teacher. But as you said, they will probably tell you that you have the librarian job 2 weeks before school starts.That's how our school works! The kids get out 1/2 day on May 20th...We get out the 21st.
Speaking of school, Do you miss it? Do you think you will go back? BTW: Mom & Dads new house is in Franklin KY. It's so pretty there way out in the country.
Did your Mom come home today? Were you able to go over and clean her house? You're such a good Daughter and I know how much your Parents appricate all you do for them. CONGRATS on the 22 inches gone forever!!! You are doing awesome!!!!!!!!
How's your Mom today? Did you stay OP again today? Remember when you get off plan, shake it off and go right back to it either on the next meal or the next day. You can do it!!!!!!!!
How's your Mom today? Did you get to meet with someone from hospice yet? According to Gayle, you will love them. They do so much for the family. Please keep us posted over the weekend if you can on an update on her. Have you talked to either boys?
I bet your hair looks great straight!! If you want, send me the picture and I will post it for you...ok? I would love to see it! My hair is so curly I would love to try it. What exactly is a ceramic iron?
Did you stay OP today? Like I told Carol, If you get off track, don't get down on yourself. Just brush yourself off and keep going. It's a hard battle but we can do it!!!!!
How do you feel? Have you talked to the surgeon yet? I'm really worried about you girl. Please try to post a quickie and tell us how you are. I love you!! :grouphug:
How's your Mom? Are you going this weekend and see her? If all falls right, this summer one weekend, Debbie, James, Wayne & I are coming to KY Kingdom for a weekend. We will stay in one of those motels where you get the park tickets too. Would love to meet with you!!!!!
DONI........WHERE ARE YOU HON????????
Going to the tanning bed....Will check in later to see if there's any posts!!! (hint-hint)
Love & Hugs!!!
04-23-2004, 08:25 PM
Evening all ...I will have to make this short ..trying to get everything done for Cara's prom tomorrow nite...She is going to look so beautiful...
Shelley...The name of the place Dad is moving into and they are trying to desperately get Mom in is John Knox Village...They are trying to get mom in Palm Gardens for now, then move over to JKVilliage. Let me know what your brother thinks of it..My youngest sister lives in Tampa Palms area.
04-24-2004, 12:08 AM
Debbie lost 22 inches? I must of missed that somewhere along the linne. GREAT JOB DEB!!!!
Sher, they charge $24.00 for the set and $14.00 for fills. So I guess a $3.00 tip on fills would be reasonable? I had acrylics one other time, but with yardwork and everything else, I let them go. This time I'm going to try and keep them up.
Shelley, I wwanna see a pic! Maybe Sher can resize it?
Vickster, post a pic of Cara too, ok? Is she going with her steady boyfriend? I loved Liz's proms! She let me do her hair and makeup for all of them. Please tell Cara to have fun but stay safe.
I heard from Dee, I hope she won't mind me posting this. She is not good at all. She is in serious pain and hardly able to move, she stays in bed most of the time. Now from the medication, she has developed a bladder infection. They have tripled her dose of morphine, but it isn't helping too much. She can't get in to see a doctor until in May. Please pray for our dear little canadian friend. I miss her here and want her back to feeling normal again soon.
04-24-2004, 10:04 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!!
Sherry your parents are just down the road from me!! If they ever need anything I would be happy to help.
We were thinking of going to KY Kingdom this summer. I have never been but sounds like it would be lots of fun.
I have to say I do not miss school at all. I feel bad saying that. But I am enjoying staying home with my kids. I do miss the kids because that is what I enjoyed most but as far as the paperwork, parents, lice, etc naaa don't miss that yet.
Janelle our school system is notorious for moving teachers around at the last minute. Even after the school year has already begun.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
04-24-2004, 12:38 PM
I was just getting ready to post to everyone, but the news cast just said that 5 soldiers with the 1st Cavalry at Camp Taji were killed this morning. That's where Daniel is stationed. It will be very tense here for the next 24 hours, so you probably won't hear from me anymore today.
Love you all....
04-24-2004, 01:22 PM
Prayers are sent Ramona. I know you will be upset until you find out something, please let us know when you can. I will be thinking of you today! I LOVE YOU!!!
04-24-2004, 03:47 PM
:grouphug: Ramona-I'm sending prayers your way. I love you!
04-24-2004, 04:28 PM
Prayers for Ramona :angel:
04-24-2004, 04:48 PM
Ramona you and your family are always in my prayers. I will light a candle for Daniel and the 1st Cavalry at Camp Taji. I love you. Sending God Speed.
04-25-2004, 06:35 PM
We are back on. I missed you all.
I did email some of you.
Sherry by the way are you left handed?
Hope that you all had a good weekend.
04-25-2004, 07:01 PM
Thank you all so much my friends for your beautiful messages of hope. Although we haven't heard from Daniel, the official word from the armory is that he is not on the casualty list. I still won't rest completely easy until I hear from him personally.
I'm kind of in a fog so I'm not sure if I updated you on my mother. Hospice took over her care on Thursday and they have been just wonderful. I have been monitoring her food intake for the last 3 days and she's barely taking in 300 calories a day. We just can't get her to eat anything except a little applesause and pudding. Everything else gags her. She was very restless yesterday and all of last night. This afternoon she stopped breathing for about a minute, but began spontaneously on her own. I was getting groceries at the time, but Rick and my dad were at her bedside.
I'm going to go and lie down for a little while now and see if I can sleep while everyone else is asleep.
I love you my friends.
04-25-2004, 08:21 PM
Ramona, if you think your mother can handle it, try taking some Carnation breakfast drink and mixing it with ice cream and making a small shake. Is she responding? I continue to say prayers here for her and Dan. I admire you so much for all your facing. Love, Gayle
04-26-2004, 12:06 AM
I've had a very busy weekend and just sat down to all my emails and found that the site was back up also.
I have so much to catch up on but I'm so tired right now and about to go to bed.
Dee....Please take care and please do rest at your Moms.Let us know when you get home. BTW: I'm right handed...why?
Ramona.....My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom & your Sons. Be strong and strength will get you through all that you're going through.I do see a light at the end of your tunnel. I love you.
Everyone else......I will post again tomorrow after work....
Love To All....
04-26-2004, 12:10 AM
Here is a picture of SHELLEY that I'm posting for her....... You're so pretty! With straight & curly hair!
04-26-2004, 08:53 AM
WOW SHELLEY!!!! Your gorgeous!!!
Ramona: My prayers are with your and your family daily. Hope today all our prayers will be answered!!!
I will post more tonight to everyone else.
Have a great day!
04-26-2004, 09:55 AM
Shelley--Great picture. I agree, you are absolutely beautiful.
Ramona--I hope you've heard from Dan and everything is OK with him. I know several folks in that area, and those news stories never fail to worry me. Of course, I know you feel it 100x more.
Gayle--Get back OP, chick!! You can do it!
Jennelle--I will be crossing my fingers for you that you'll get the librarian job.
I've been staying fairly OP lately. I'm trying for a liquid fast today. I used to to one at least once every two weeks--made me feel better, it seemed. I haven't done one since I move south, so it's about time for one. I'm also lowering my caloric intake this week to see if that will kick my weight loss into gear. As y'all know, I've been going to the gym almost daily, trying to eat right, but still haven't lost any weight. Trying to change that this week. Next week I'll go back to my "regular" calorie intake.
Hey to Vicky, Titan Dee (wherever you are!!), Doni, Dee, Carol, Tina and Debbie!!!
04-26-2004, 10:05 AM
Cheryl, do you still have the low carb site address I gave you few months ago? There is a couple groups there, fasting. Actually it is good for the body! I did a 2.5 day fast a few weeks ago and I could not believe how clear my skin was. It also really proves food CONTROLS us. I'm seriously thinking of adding a 1-2 day fast into my weekly program. If you want the addy again, just PM me!
04-26-2004, 10:08 AM
Shelley, you are one hot mamma! You look great! Where's those extra pounds you keep saying you need to lose? Your perfect!
04-26-2004, 01:15 PM
Ramona...My prayers are with you,mom and your sons...Know that we are here for you anytime.
Shelley, Wow what a Hot Little Momma you are....lololololol
Hey to all my other friends here i haven't personally addressed i am thinking of you all
Friends Never Let you Down.
04-26-2004, 02:57 PM
Gayle--I lost all of my PM's when the site goofed up a few months back. I'd appreciate it if you'd send it to me again!!
04-26-2004, 07:29 PM
I had to go to an all day workshop today and it was kinda interesting.The day did go by fast to be a Monday.
I stayed the same on my weight but I lost another 3 inches for a total of 8 inches since I started water aerobics 5 weeks ago!! :cp:
Have you heard from the boys yet? How is your Mom today? I know you're under so much stress right now but I promise things will get better. You're in my prayers EVERY night. Love you!!
I'm glad your Mom is doing better and I know how happy she is that you'll be able to help with her medication. You're a great daughter! You are doing so good staying OP!! How many days is it now? You'll be looking so thin this summer!!
How is your Mom? Did you go see her this weekend? How far does she live from you? You're in my prayers too.
How is your Mom also? Are you still OP? I have been doing good so far. There are days when I could have done better but I try to shake it off and keep going. The water aerobics really help me.
Boo-Hoo...You left me out on your last post! :lol: (You know I'm kidding!) Got those new shoes broke in yet?
As you see, I posted your picture. You are so pretty! And may I say....THIN!!!!!!!!! You look so petite!
Hope you are resting at your Moms. I miss you already!! I love ya!!!!!! Get well soon!!!
Is Steve still out of town? Are you still doing a good job staying OP? That was a good idea that you gave Ramona for the carnation drink for her Mom!
Is the kids there as wild is ours are????!!!! Man, I wish school was out next week!!! :lol:
WHERE ARE YOU??????? PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!
How are you? I know where Mom & Dad are moving isn't far from you. Maybe we could meet there one day! I'll send you an email and let you know where it is.
Oopps... It's 5:30...Got to get ready for my water aerobics at 6:00. Have a great evening....
04-26-2004, 07:37 PM
Sherry - and boy, are they EVER! :lol: I paddled three today! Me - the teacher who rarely if ever paddles! Three in one day! Plus, one of my sixth graders got sent to in school suspension for just being out of control. She BEGGED for a second chance. I told her she'd already gotten about two hundred second chances.
Shelley - How in the world do you keep your hair straight in that Florida humidity?
Ramona - I'm glad to hear that your son wasn't on the casualty list. I don't know how you do it. I was blessed to have a husband who did most of his sea duty as overseas duty, where he could bring his family, and he never was in any real danger.
4Myself - Truthfully, the librarian job's not looking likely. It's a shame, too. I could do SUCH a better job!
04-26-2004, 08:13 PM
Hope everyone had a great Monday. I'm in for the school count down now, only 18 more days...Yippeee!!!
Ramona...Praying that Dan is afe and you hear from him soon.
Shelley...I love your picture!!!
Sherry...WTG!! On the 3 more inches.
I have been so busy, or busier than usual...if that's possible. The home health care nurse is training me to give Mom's medication. It is an IV pump. Tomorrow is my last lesson, then I'm on my own. Mom is doing so much better but fighting depression, she crys everyday when I leave.
Sorry...I don't have time to post to everyone....again!! But thinking of all of you and hoping you are well and happy.
~~SUMMER COUNT DOWN~~
~61 days down.....35 TO GO~
04-26-2004, 10:21 PM
I just got an email from Shelley and she's still trying to get on the site.I've tried everything and don't know what else to do! I've had her to try to come in the "back door" to the site and clear her cookies. I'm not given up!
She misses everyone so much. She said she stayed OP all weekend & today! (Go Shelley Go!!) :cp:
04-27-2004, 01:25 AM
Sher, can Shelley come to the site and create a new profile? If I remember correctly, Vickster had the same problem and that was the only way she could join us. SUPER GREAT JOB ON THE INCHES LOST! You go girl!
Deb, I'm glad mom is better. You are such a dear daughter. Hopefully, once she's feeling better about things, the depression will ease off.
Jennelle, you can still spank in your school system? That is a no-no here and the kids know it.
04-27-2004, 06:27 AM
I'M BACK!!!!! :dance: It was horrible being without you girls!! Sherry, thanks for trying! BTW, did you have to make the picture so big? ;) It's scarey!!
I'm so excited being back, that I have to go post my weigh in and running. I only lost 1 lb this week.
Sherry-Wonderful on the inches lost!! You go girl!!
Cheryl-I'm afraid you are not eating enough. When you exercise, you should really bump up your intake at least to cover the calories you are burning. Please be careful with fasting!!
Ramona-I am so sorry about your mother. I know it must be so hard. I remember when my SIL tried to feed my FIL. He was the same way, and couldn't get anything down. Have you tried chicken soup?
No time to post to everyone, but thanks for the compliments, you fibbers!!!
04-27-2004, 10:45 AM
Sorry Sherry!!! I didn't mean to exclude you! I had a different message typed out that day and when I tried to post my reply the site wouldn't respond. When I retyped it later, I just wrote what I could remember of the 1st message--left out your blurb. Congratulations on your 8 inches!!
I'm not fasting continuously, but one day a week. And I am consuming fruit juices, a Myoplex-lite shake (w/milk) and lots of water. Plus it's not really a true fast, because I eat a cup of raisin bran for breakfast and a lite snack before I work out (like a yogurt cup, etc.). I really just don't clog my system with a lot of food for a day, and it does make me feel all sorts of better!! I talked to the personal trainer at the gym last night about dropping my calories for a while and he told me that he though 1,600 calories/day for three days would be just as helpful (if not more helpful) as 1,200-1,400 calories/day for a week in kicking my weight loss into gear. He also suggested I take maybe a two or three day break from cardio, since I've been working non-stop since I started. Hmmmm.....some things to think about!
Thanks for the web-site, Gayle!
04-27-2004, 12:33 PM
Yeah we are finally back!!!!!!I was just now able to get back in so maybe Shelley will be able to soon.
Glad to see everyone is doing well and hanging in no matter what.
Shelley I would love to meet you at your parents sometime. Don't forget to email me and tell me where they will be I may be passing them and not even know it.
All you Nashville ladies do you know of any good babysitters? My mom is still depressed and it is driving my dad nuts so I don't really want to leave the kids with them. My husbands parents passed away a few years ago. Boy we sure could use a night out. If you have any ideas of someone very dependable PM me.
AI comes on tonight. What shocker do you think it will be this week? Hard to tell I have missed who is being sent home the last 2 weeks so I don't think I will even guess.
Hope you ladies are having a great day and I am so glad to be back posting. I missed you all.
04-27-2004, 12:50 PM
Hi ladies, just a quick post to let you know I'm still here...
No word yet from Daniel. I called his girlfriend and she hasn't heard anything either. I'm sure they have them working very long hours right now.
Mom started throwing up yesterday morning. We gave her some Ensure at lunch and that lasted about 1 minute. I fixed her some mashed potatoes last night. She ate 3 bites and immediately lost that too. The Hospice nurse brought some Phenegrin that is rubbed into the skin instead of pill form. That finally settled her down, but she hasn't eaten now in about 36 hours.
I'm leaving now to go and check on her. I'll try to check back in later.
04-27-2004, 12:51 PM
Oh, by the way...Shelley, I love the straight hair!!!
04-27-2004, 01:49 PM
Ramona, prayers continue to be sent for Dan and your mom. I LOVE YOU!
Tina, you could package the kids up and send them to me! Do you have any brothers or sisters living near you to watch the boys?
I won't be able to watch AI tonight because of a class. Steve is back home, so hopefully he can update me. If they kick Latoya off, I may just quit watching!! LOL!
Cheryl, sounds like you really have a plan put together. I personally could not do a long fast, but I think 1-2 days is perfectly ok as long as you don't have any medical problems.
04-27-2004, 03:42 PM
Oops I goofed my last post. I posted before I read the last page. Shelley is back. By the way I loved the pic you are a pretty lady
And I meant Sherry email about your parents OOps Guess I am letting how crazy I am feeling come out. LOL
Ramona my prayers are with you.
Be back later.
04-27-2004, 06:28 PM
Gayle...Wow...."maximum density"...I've never heard that term, but it sure sounds scary. Makes sense, too. There's only so much a body can handle structurally.
And, yeah, paddling is still legal in Mississippi. Truthfully, I think it's used WAY too often. Some teachers paddle kids for not doing their homework or not turning in their classwork. Duh. You don't need to paddle for that stuff. There's already a consequence: a zero in the grade book! I don't like to paddle at all, but we have a lot of kids who ONLY get that sort of punishment at home and will not respond to anything else (like taking away recess or snack or stuff like that). Plus, we have so many parents who insist on it. I don't know what they'd do in a place like California, where paddling has been illegal since the 1970s.
04-27-2004, 06:43 PM
I just had to comment on the paddling in schools. It was banned in TN and I honestly think that is what is wrong with our kids! They KNOW they can't be paddled and act so badly! Back in our days, If we got a paddling in school, we got a bigger one when we got home!!! In some homes theres no discipline at all and that's so sad. These kids are our future, Scary huh?
Also, I think that food (snacks, treats etc.) shouldn't be withheld for bad behavior.I see so many teachers that use food as a reward and for punishment. Most of our kids come from homes where their only food/meals come from school. It breaks my heart to see a child going without a snack because that may be the last thing he eats until he comes back to school.
Just had to add my 2 cents worth! :D
04-27-2004, 06:46 PM
Please Go To #86..........A New Thread Has Been Started!! ;)