Support Groups - Desperate Housewives (SAHM's) #287 Monday

11-15-2004, 08:28 AM
Welcome all to a thread full of wonderful women taking on the responsibilty of raising a family and trying to take care of themselves too. We look forward to a new day with members, new and old! Please feel free to jump right in and say hello Here is a little bit about who we are ...

MichelleRae: Michelle sahm to Taylor 8-25-01 & Teagan 10-13-03 Married 2 years to Zhaun. Plan I'm following is a combined WW and South Beach Diet

Spryng: 24 y.o. married 6 years. Kids- Ava 4, Bubba (aka Joseph) 3 & Tanner 1. Currently on ww, hit goal in April.

Mompen: Penny 24 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 16 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & South Beach is my way of life.

Loveliam: Leigh SAHM to Liam 10.21.03 & happily married for 2 years. Doing the Weight Watchers thing

Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July

Cheri: married to Donald for 8.5 years, SAHM/homeschooling momma to Nathan, 5 (9-11-98), Daniel, 3 (8-29-00) & Elijah, 1 (10-16-02) & doing the low carb thing kinda, lol

Cindi: Mom to 6 boys & 1 mean girl. Plan.. No diet for me! Portion control, exercise & lots of water (most days)

Chubba: Geri..Mom to two boys, Will (3) & Tony (1)..married for 4 years to a great guy..following Dr Phil most days!

Crystal: 27 yo sahm of 3 almost 4. Alisa 6, Ally 3, & Andrew 22 months. Due Feb 1st. Married 9 years, live in Texas & homeschool. My plan, when on it, counting calories & exercise.

Ricci sahm to two boys 4 and 5, married 7 years, doing ww

Jaymi: 2 kids, 20 mo Girl & 6 yo boy. Been married to DH for 2 years. WW Core Plan is my way of life.

Jill: SAHM of 1 daughter, Bayley, born 9/19/03. Currently trying to lose some of the baby weight I gained with her & need some extra support to help me do so.

Melissa: SAHM of 1 girl (4) and 1 boy (2). Currently watching what I eat and exercising 4-5days a week.

Deana: SAHM of 3 boys and 1 girl. Counting calories, exercising, and drinking lots of water

Chris: SAHM of Tiana, Kayla and Nicole: ages 11, 5, and 2. Married for 5 years. I live in Billings, Montana. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer and trying using WW Flexpoints to lose weight .

11-15-2004, 08:42 AM
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Good Monday morning ladies. How did everyone sleep? Did everyone have a good day yesterday?

Michelle, so sorry about having to go to the ER. Glad it turned out and everything was okay. Hope you get some rest.

Jill, wasn't lasagna easy and good? LOL! Glad your dh helped you out yesterday.

Deana, hope your day ended up good.

Jeniqua, happy you had a chance to pop in yesterday.

Has anyone heard from Leigh? She's who I'm swapping with for Christmas and I would love to be able to ask her some questions. She hasn't been around in quite some time. Just thought I'd check.

Hello to Mel, Chris, Jaymi, Spryng, Penny, Angel, Amy, Steph, Sherry and all you other desperate housewives.

What does everyone have planned today? I'm getting school prepared now and I'm staying home and hopefully will get a nap in at some point. Not that I slept badly, but a nap always makes things better. I should be around all day and I'll check in later. TTFN

11-15-2004, 09:19 AM
Good Morning Crystal! Glad you had a decent night sleep, mine wasn't so bad either. What kind of lesson do you have planned for today? How is the house coming.

Michelle! OH MY GOD!!!! I hope you are feeling better today. How do you get pleurisy anyway? Is it contagious??? That's so scary! Doctors sometimes just don't get it. I know my body and If I go to the dr, I'm sick or something is scaring me. Sometimes they think, bcause your young nothing could really be wrong with you. Always check it out! Thoughts are with you.

Jill, that's nice dh helped you out with cleaning and dinner, even know dinner was my dh helped my on Saturday to clean. It makes it so much easier and faster. Much more time to spend together. How's everything else with you. Sorry, I haven't been around much.

Kristin, thats so nice you'll be helping at the adoption center/childrens home. I forget excatly what you called it...sorry. Anyway, my friends daughter is adopted and she is always worried about the future. SHe doesn't mind if she wants to seek out her birth mother and all, just worried one day she will say "you not my mother, I don't have to listen to you" Do you know anything about your birth parents? If not, do you want to know? You don't have to answer if you don't want, just curious.

Spryng, I hope that job of yours is going well.

Cindi, how is your job going. Is it tough getting you and both little ones out the door to work each day? Anyway, I'm sending you present out tomorrow, so be on the look out.

Penny, I hope Andrew is feeling better today. Maybe you'll get to the gym. I think my scale is going to take a dump this week. THe last two weeks it said I was up 3 lbs and this week I lost three, so I think the muscle is gained and the fat is going to start melting off. At least that's what I hope is going to happen. My training is almost over, but I may renew for 5 more 1 hour sessions or 10 more half hour ones. It's so expensive and with xmas coming, I can't afford to spend this massive amount of money. I feel such a difference though. Once, your back from Disney, you'll have more time. The planning for the walk, I'm sure will settle a bit for a little while anyway. BTW, you'll get lots of exercise in disney that's for sure. Hmmm, you should wear a pedometer while your there to see how many miles you walk. be interesting to see.

Pedometer reminds me.......

LEigh how r u, hope you get that computer fixed. Kristin you too with the pedometer right?? how's that going?

Deana, don't worry about having the kids clean. The house everyone lives in should be a joint effort to take care of. There's nothing wrong with it. Abigail, uses the dust buster, and helps fold laundry. I don't make her do it all the time, but she askes for things at the store for like 5 dollars or something and I tell her she has to earn it. I hope you have a better day today. OH yes, Happy B-lated BIRTHDAY!!!! You're going down in numbers ....right???

Anyway, I hope I didn't forget about anyone. Yell at me if I did. I read some posts yesterday and some today and am trying to remember everybody.


11-15-2004, 11:20 AM
Good Morning! :) Got everything situated to start my day. We are staying home all day, just getting the basement, desk,bills, done today. And finishing up the laundry. Its too cold to go out, and I just don't feel like it. The new puppy got a spank today (again), she ate the wicker basket that the plant is in!!! GGRRR! Now it looks all gross and cheap because its all it up! oh - I hate, hate, hate, training puppies, but gotta do it to get to the good part! Thank the lord for fenced in back yards and kennels! LOL!

Michelle - wow lady, maybe I should send you a pain meds sorter for your gift ! :rofl: I am glad that you are feeling better, and hope that you aren't too loopy on Percoset (however you spell that) I had to take vicatin once too after a car accident, that stuff made me hilucinate at night! Anyway, hope you are resting, I will say a little prayer for you that you can stay heathly especially through the holidays :)

Mel - Hey there! :wave: I know you will see a loss! you go girl! :) You have been doing so awesome! I was trying to do the pedometer thing, but I slacked off big tiime..ugh....I just forget to put it on, I should though, it couldn't hurt! I Don't mind questions at all about adoption! :) I had a closed adoption whick I am guessing your friend did too? So many of them are "open" now, where they keep in contact. I think there are pros and cons of both ways. Most adoptions now a-days are open though! I really believe that it is how your children are raised regarding their adoption that makes the difference! My parents were always very open with me regarding my "biology". THey always told me, for as long as I can remember, "you were picked out special"....or "you grew in my heart, not my tummy"...and we always had an open line of communication regarding my birth mother. As far as my biological father goes, I don't care about him. when he found out she was prego - he skipped town and pretended that I wasn't his. So I could care less what he thinks now! My parents always explained to me that I could meet her someday and that she would be a special person in my life. However, i would never ever say "your not my mom" tp my parents. It would break their hearts and even in the middle of my "teen angs" :lol: would never have said that, since I know it plainly wasn't true. I had a case worker (who I still see) and if I had a question for her, my parents would take me there to see if she could answer it for me! one time I went and all I asked was if she had brown hair like me. :) I guess if they treat it the right way, they won't have to worry about her saying that, etc! If you want to know anything else, please ask! :) Okay, the thesis has been written!

NOw I need to get the little one some breakfast, she has been yelling from me for about 10 minutes now..she is waiting up stairs, sitting at the table! LOL! okay, well, sorry not to get to the rest of you! Gotta run! but...I'll be back!!!!! :)

11-15-2004, 11:23 AM
Good morning ladies :wave: Today is going to be a rough one. My poor dd is sick with the stomach bug :eek: . I barely got any sleep last night and had to be up by 6 to take care of the kids I watch :tired: . I know 6pm isn't going to come quick enough today :( . We were suppose to go to my Pastor's house for dinner tonight but I guess that's not happening either :mad: . My hubby is back on the road this week. They're in SC this week. I just found out he'll be off all next week though :D for Thanksgiving. Today, I am back on my diet full swing :D . I hope to by our Wedding Anniversary to have lost most of my weight. I have 40 pounds to lose, so if I can lose 30 pounds by Feburary 13th I will be very happy ;).

Crystal~ I've been meaning to ask you how homeschooling is going? I am seriously thinking of homeschooling my daughter next year. My pastor's wife homeschools too and I've been talking with her about it. My daughter is very quiet in school so the school automaticly assumes she has problems!! Last year they evaluated her for Speech and OT. They said she only needed OT. When she took it they saw how smart she really is and said that she didn't need it anymore. Well this year I received a letter saying that they wanted her to have speech!! I don't think sooo..I'm sick of the scool system trying to always a label a child. I know how smart my daughter is. For some reason she's just really shy in school. When I sent the letter in refusing for her to take speech the teacher started sending home notes saying my daughter needed to participate more but before that she was writting excellent and good job! Anyways, sorry to ramble just really upsets me.

Hello Sherry, Penny, Michelle, Spryng, Deana, Mel, Chris, Jaymi and anyone else I may of forgotten :D Here's to a brand new week :strong:

11-15-2004, 11:28 AM
sorry - one mor thing for mel ! :)

I have not met my birth mother ...yet! I want to, just need to get myself together and get the funds to start searching. I think she is in Ohio. Nt sure though, I know she is married and had kids. etc. When I run into my caseworker, whick for some reason, I do often, she always lets me know if Geri (thats her name) has updated her profile, or she would call me if she had! I am actually going to do this type of thing for porspective parents and parents that are thinking about giving chidlren up for adoption, answering questions, etc, that is what I love, so please let me know if I can help in any way!

11-15-2004, 12:06 PM
Jeniqua, I hope your dd gets to feeling better!! :grouphug:

Kristin, Ha ha!! No need to send me the pain meds sorter pack lol I already have one of those in my cupboard lol I have taken vicodin off and on for almost 2 years, same with percocet and demerol, so I have atleast 2 bottles of each in my cupboard. At one point I was afraid I would become addicted but I've done good and only take them when my pain needs something more than advil. I have never met my birth father and would love to meet him and introduce him to his grandchildren but as with you its money when it comes down to it. Lots of people don't realize that it is pretty spendy to look for a long lost family member.

Crystal, I think at this point we're going to have to cut Leigh from the swap :( I sent her an email and a PM and haven't heard from her so We'll have you get a gift for Deana. Then All bases will be covered as far as thats concerned :) Let me know if this is okay :) I don't want to cut her out but we haven't heard from her here on the boards or by email for about a month and I don't want anyone who is here and actively participating to be left out :D

Mel I can't wait to hear your weigh in :) I'm sure it will be great :D I had McDonalds yesterday, after I was done at the hospital and I was totally nauseous from the shot they gave me, I just didn't feel like cooking and it was on my way home so I figure one meal out of the week wasn't going to kill me :D Okay now to answer your question about pleurisy, yes you can catch it, IF its viral but not if it is brought on by irritation. They believe mine is viral but that doesn't mean that I will pass it on to my family who may just get cold like symptoms. did that make sense? lol

I signed up today to be an Angel for a Cancer warrior!! I'm so excited!! A cancer warrior is a child battleing cancer and an angel is assigned to them to send the child and one family member something twice a month even if it is just a card or a drawing or a gift :) I just can't wait!!

My lungs feel like crap today, but I refuse to take pain meds while I'm home alone with the kids so I'll wait til hubby gets home to take something and then go back to bed :D

Okay I need to go make some breakfast!
Love to all!

11-15-2004, 12:23 PM
Hi all.
Thanks Michelle for letting me know about Leigh. Deana would be great, if I remember, I think she has my name too so that will be fun.

Deana, you are now who I'm swapping gifts with. A question, do you have a fireplace?

Jeniqua, hope dh gets to feeling better.

Okay, I'm on a roll this morning. I'm kind of moody I think although I didn't think I was when I got up. I'm sick and tired of this little bitty house. It's sooooo cluttered and disgusting and even if I clean it never looks clean. Dh was moody this morning, he hasn't been sleeping well, and he ALWAYS makes comments about my dusting and such. So I dusted this morning pretty well. Laundry is going and school is prepared. Andrew is laying down though, and I think it'll be a good idea if I do too so maybe I can wear off some of this moodiness before we school. I've learned, it's NOT good to school if I'm in a bad mood.
I'm also sick and tired of Andrew being so freakin cranky. I think alot of it is his teething, that one stupid tooth won't come through but I can see it trying to. He's also cranky because with each kid I tend to let them get away with more things because I've got more things to tend to and don't want to hear it so I give in. Does anyone else have this problem? Andrew has regressed back to the bottle. He never actually quit, but when he was in his baby bed, he would just take one at night before bed and maybe one in the middle of the night. When I moved him into the room with the girls, he started taking one to go to bed and a couple during the night. And since he wasn't caged during nap time, I gave him one for nap to keep him in bed until he fell asleep. Now he wants one when he watches tv and lays on the couch. I'm tired of it, but I hate fighting it. I know it's not that big of a deal, it's not like he's going to be 5 years old with a bottle, he's just now going to be two but I hate seeing him walk around with one, I usually don't let him do that, I just hate giving them to him. Now, when we go out or someone sits him, I never take one for him, he's on his own, it's just at home. That's bugging me too. I'm soooo ready to start framing on the house, I haven't been able to pay bills in like two weeks, they're all late because we're waiting on the bank to approve our draw, which should be today, then I can pay them.
I didn't mean to go on and on, but these things are bugging me and I guess that's why I'm sort of moody. I think I'll go lay down and rest some of it off.
We can school after lunch. I'll ttyl.

11-15-2004, 12:53 PM
michelle - real quick...where did you sign up for that Cancer warrior thing! I want to devote time to volunteer for the CHildrens home/Adoption center, but I would love to do that too. As with Allie and Sam, Fieldon and such, they are so well known that I want to do it for some family that is really needing it ! :) LMK! :)

11-15-2004, 01:22 PM there ya go Kristin!! I just can't wait to be assigned my warrior!! This is just so exciting!! I hope you sign up too, we can discuss things to send our warriors :D!!

Crystal I hope you get a nap in!! I'm sorry you are feeling moody :( I'm always like that lol. Hang in there :D

Okay I'm off again, I get to take a percocet now since hubby just got home. I was hurting so bad earlier that I was crying so I'm glad I can take something now!

11-15-2004, 01:26 PM
okay I'm back. Tried to lay down, but had too much on my mind and thought I may do better to stay up while Andrew is napping and the girls are playing and have some quiet time. Plus, as soon as I decided to get up, the bank called and will deposit our draw TODAY, which means we can get paid personally and get some bills paid up to date and get Lowe's paid by tomorrow and get our framing materials ordered. That all means we should start framing by Friday, the weekend or no later than next week. All this is GREAT news. Apparantly, getting up instead of laying down was a good thing.
Okay, I've got lunch cooking and now I'm gonna focus on bills and after lunch, we'll school. I think today will turn out to be a GREAT day. I go to the doc tomorrow for my 7th month check up. I'll keep you all up to date on that.

11-15-2004, 03:27 PM

Great idea about the cancer warrior. I know the kidney foundation has something similar to the very same thing :) Congrats to you and Kristen both for making a difference!!!

Penny :)

11-15-2004, 03:46 PM
Hello all!

Sorry I've been MIA all day, been trying to work on laundry and had to take dd to preschool then run a couple errands.

Crystal: Yes it will be fun to exchange with each other. And yes I have a fireplace, not used often but I do have one. Woohoo on the draw today. Hope you're in a better mood now, which I'm sure that helped alot. As far as the bottle thing with Andrew, when I was ready for mine to quit I "lost" the ba-ba ;) and the only thing in the cbinet was a sippy cup. Always kept one for emergencies, like if they got sick and needed that extra comfort, but it always worked.

Mel: Hope you find the extra money to rejoin the gym. You have been doing sooooo awesome, I'd hate to see you have to give it up. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Kristin: That is so cool about your volunteering. I wish I could do something like that but there isn't a whole lot in this small town and money is always an issue. I do try to make a donation to the food pantry twice a year. I have had to access it in the past and figure that's the least I can do to give back.

Michelle: Hope you get to feeling better very soon and that none of the family gets any of it. As far as my experience with pleurisy, it's been a long time now but I do remember that shot in the butt :dizzy: .

Jeniqua: I know what you mean about the school labeling kids, that's why I have homeschooled my oldest since 6th grade. That and the principal and I butted heads a few times over how he treated my son when he can't even control his klepto wife and druggie kids....grrrr. Hope you get things worked out for her. Sometimes kids are just quiet.....of course I don't have that problem with mine....just the opposite :o . But then again, I know where they get it from :lol: .

Penny: Hope you're having a great day!

Hope everyone has a GREAT OP day!!!


11-15-2004, 04:39 PM
Deana, thanks for the suggestions with Andrew. But he will NOT drink milk from a sippy cup. And the reason I totally am not ready to get rid of it altogether is because he shares the room with the girls and sometimes Alisa sleeps light but Ally ALWAYS has been a light sleeper and when he cries for one, she'll wake up. I'm usually not in the mood to deal with two of them. If he were in his own room, I think I would have gotten rid of it altogether by now. I've been a bit stronger today in letting him have one. I only fill it to like 3 or 4 oz. and he's only had the one for the nap. He wanted one to lay down on the couch and watch tv and I said no. He got over it.
That's the way I broke Ally, I kept giving her less and less until she was literally like only getting 2 oz. She was over 2 years old and only took one at night with less milk and then got over it quickly. I'm not too worried, it's just driving me crazy that I don't have enough self discipline to do it, but I did with Alisa and with each one, I tend to have less and less.
Didn't mean to go on and on. I've got to finish school. I'll check back later.

11-15-2004, 04:40 PM
YAY! I just emailed the cancer warriors, that is so cool! If any one is looking ot give something this Christmas, they have short term commitments for like just a birthday or a christmas gift, check it out! :)

Michelle - Thanks for the link! :) I'm exited to do it!

Deana - We did that same thing with the bottle! whooops! its gone! haha, it did work! :)

Crystal - I think we all have those days, just focus on what is going right, and that youe house may be small and seem dirty all the time, but ya know, you get the bigger one soon....and you have 3 almost 4 beautiful healthy children to fill it with love, no matter the size! :)

Penny - HI ! :wave: Hope you are having a great day!

well - had to go to my parents for a bit, so now I need to get this desk work done, and then the laundry, and the "deep cleaning" of the basement. whoo-hoo...NOT! LOL! Anyway, better keep moving! TTYL! :)

11-15-2004, 05:39 PM
Boy I really feel out of the loop! Sorry to have been MIA for quite a few days now. Just wanted to pop in and let you guys know that I'm still here. Hopefully I'll be able to get on for a longer period of time tomorrow and do a good post. Hope you are all doing well.

11-15-2004, 05:48 PM
Hi Steph! :wave: Your not missing much! :) We are all really busy lately! :) Not much action here! he only reason I am here so much today is because I am cleaning off the desk and my computer keeps refreshing with new posts, so I look! LOL! :) Have a great day!

11-15-2004, 06:02 PM
Hi all,

This computer is .... ... ... trying to think of a NICE word!! Just popped in quick...I already have Ricci's I'm still in. I will mail it next week I think so she will have it and can open when she wants. Are we all going to try to open the same day? Michelle...please let me know via email...cause I'm missing so much on this site :(. I haven't been here for days and I have a ton of other personal stuff to catch up on at work that I probably wont have a chance to pop in here. Arrrgh. Looks like we'll be taking this computer in as we haven't been able to get rid of the virus ourselves.

Gotta run before I get kicked out of here again!

11-15-2004, 06:24 PM
Hello alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quick check in.

Crystal, why don't you put water in the bottle or very very diluted juice so that you can leave it with him and not have to get up and get him one. I do that with patrick, except he drinks so much I have to get up anyway and refill it.....Maybe I should leave 2 huh... Good luck

Deana, I'm not quitting the gym, just can't renew the personal training sessions for so much money. They gym I will still do, just have to do my best on my own. Thanks though.

Michelle, I know what you mean about getting the mcd's when desperate. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to Tell me, how did you lose that 10lbs last week. Did you do a cleansing diet thing or something? LMK

Geri, hope you get that computer fixed soon.

Kristin, my friend has a semi open adoption. She adopted the girl from Arizona and writes and sends pics every month the first year and once a year till age 5 which will be this year. Maybe longer if the birth mother wants. They send info through the lawyer not direct. THey don' tknow each other's last names or anything, but my friend was at the hospital the day the little one was born and took her home the next day. Thanks for the info... I and my friend appreciate it. tty

11-15-2004, 07:57 PM
Well, now I am sick! I feel like crap. I am not babysitting tomorrow. I didn't exercise or anything as planned..uugghh..

Deana~ Thanks for answering my question on homeschooling. I greatly appreciated it. My daughter is bossy and very talkative at home too..LOL! It's just when she's out in public she acts like the cat's got her tongue..

Well I'm going to try to lay down..I'll try to stop in tomorrow.

11-15-2004, 08:47 PM
Mel, lol yes I did a cleansing diet ;) it is called drinking 3 gallons of water a day, rinsing the guilt of halloween out of my system!! ;) Also everything I ate was OP and I didn't use any flex points at all I just had to flush my system out.

Jeniqua- I'm sorry you are sick :( I hope you get to feeling better soon. Try some tea, it always makes me feel better when I have a cold.

Steph, good to see a post from you. Hope to see more from you soon :D

Kristin you must let me know when you get your warrior!! I can't wait I keep checking my email all day to see if I've gotten one yet :) I loved the email about making pancakes, it brought a smile to my face :) Thanks for that!!

Geri, sorry your puter is a pain in the butt :( I'll email you about the friendship swap :)

Penny, I'm so glad you got involved with the kidney foundation! Are you going to get a kidney warrior?

okay I suppose since everyone is having a hard time coordinating a time for the swap how bout everyone mail them out by the 3rd of december and you can open them when you get them if you like.

Alright I'm making graphics so I'm gonna go do some more! I'll TTYL!!

11-15-2004, 09:57 PM
Hi all,
I'm tired, achy, and stuffed up. I've got a cold. Yuck! Sore throat, stuffy nose, plugged head, and now its going in my chest.

I did my weigh in this morning and am the same. Anybody have any suggestions for getting out of this stand-still I seem to be at? Its frustrating me. I wanted to be down below 200 before Thanksgiving.

I'd leave some personals, but just don't feel up to it. Just want to say to Michelle, I hope you're feeling better today. Take it easy and don't, rest, rest!

~ chris

11-15-2004, 10:06 PM
Goodevening Ladies! Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I know you all thought I was in Niagara falls but we didn't go! :( I'm still sick for 1 w/a cold and laringitis. I've had it for a week now and Taylor my dd got sick Thursday. We had her tested for strep which came out negative on the quick strip so they had to send it out and then they drew blood because the dr. thought she had all they symptoms of mono. So we decided it really wouldn't have been a fun trip w/us being sick. I think we'll probly reschedule for Spring break. I was suppose to get her results back today. I called twice and nothing! Thought I'd get a call tonite from the dr. but didn't get that either. So I suppose I'll send her to school tomorrow. She did go w/no fever today (it was over 102 all from thurs-sun) and is much perkier. If she does come back positive for mono I'll have to go pick her up from school then. She's also on antibiotics for strep so she wouldn't be contageous now anyway. Ok, gotta go but thought I'd peek my head in for a moment!

Have a good nite!

11-15-2004, 10:08 PM
Hi ladies!

Long time no hear from me, sorry, I plead guilty to being so over busy this weekend. Crazy :dizzy: I had to take some time to read all the posts, from this weekend but I think I'm caught up now.

Deana- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And WTG on your weight loss! 5lbs. Yeah! Gone for good! Hey- if you're an evil MOM, so am I. WTG my sister in evilness! (mad-evil chuckle). If they make you suffer and drive YOU crazy, I
think it's only fair to return the favor! (mad-evil chuckle erupting into sinister laughing).

Penny- So glad that you're getting things rolling for the kidney walk! Hope your committee meeting was productive today. You are a phenom-mom!
God bless your heart.

Jill- how's the paper coming? I'm glad you have such a supportive hubby! You lucky lady!

Chris- Are you going to post dd's Christmas dress when you're done? I'd love to see it! I always think it's so great when people make things themselves. In addition to that, rule of thumb. For everything. HOME MADE IS ALWAYS BETTER! There's love inside.

Kristin- I really admire the fact that you are so involved with your adoption cause. That is sooo awesome! Never enough good people out there. Btw- all that endless cleaning you are doing. Yeah...welcome to my world. Guess what, I think it starts to slow down right about the time we hit menopause. Okay maybe not then either.

Michelle- Pleurisy??!! Whoa!! I know it hurts! Btw- you used the word "spendy" in one of your posts!! That is sooo Minnesota! I didn't think that anyone outside of our state used that expression! COOL. I think that is so wonderful that you're an "Angel". If every person did 1 good thing like that the world wouldn't be such a messed up place. Thank you for being such a good mensch. My aunt is dying of colon cancer (now). Over the weekend she was admitted for uncontrollable bleeding. She's in very bad shape.
Please feel better and get well soon.

Crystal -totally normal to be not as on top of things as time and children go on. Especially with homeschooling! Not enough hours in the day kiddo. All those oral things are hard to give up, bahs, plugs, thumbs (my personal favorite) etc. Andrew is not a dumb little kid. He hears you talking baby and still is one himself. That's the worst time to get rid of a bad habit or potty training. I had one that started wetting again when I had a new baby.

Jeniqua- read you post to Crystal trying to catch up today. I've homeschooled for 14 years. Had to give it up 3 years ago when I was teaching 6 separate grades. Home schooling is fun and rewarding. However, it is also hard work. Don't let anyone tell you anything different. I'll have some home school stuff that I'm not using any more that I was going to put on ebay, but if your interested in it, I'll send it to you if you help me with the shipping. I'll make an inventory, I simply can't hang onto things forever. Let me know. I bet you will do great, you seem like a high energy person, bonus you're still young. BTW children with special needs receive more money from the school system, per child, THAT IS the reason they label. Period. One of my children has had a reading disorder that could have put him in special ed.
He's the one that's in prep-high school now. Only took six different phonics programs, Yeah, that was spendy! He reads Shakepeare and Latin and loves it. He's doing great now. Hope you feel better.

Well, gals, sorry for the book! See what happens when you miss a couple days? Yipes! I still OP, and only 2 lbs. to go before I have my first 10 down.
Sorry to all moms I didn't talk to this time.



11-15-2004, 10:43 PM
Sherry, I hope your DD gets to feeling better :) Remember no news is good news :) Hang in there!

Roxy, tonight your aunt is in my prayers. I'm also lighting a candle for her! I strongly believe in the power of prayer, whether it be that god take her in his arms so she isn't hurting any longer or that he perform a miracle for her. Hang in there! I'm thinking of you :) :grouphug:

11-15-2004, 10:54 PM
opps hit the post button...thank you, thank you. She is already
"on her way" after 30 some odd years she went back to church, made peace with her cousin (they talk now everyday after not talking for 25 years!)and having an absolute phobic fear of death is preparing herself and is mentally at peace. She's making the very most of the time she has left. Saturday she did say, "I think this is it". Thanks so much for the prayers, prayer moves mountains.


11-16-2004, 03:14 AM
Hey everyone just taking a break from cleaning and wanted to pop in and say hi. Yes I know what time it is! LOL It was my dad's birthday tonight and we all had dinner and then ate dessert and watched Shrek 2 over at my mom and dad's but before all that I got a call from the bank and they want to come appraise the house tomorrow at 2:30. Needless to say I got to cleaning as soon as we got home. I think I am going to just do the living room and office tonight and try to do the rest and finish my OTHER paper tomorrow. I'll just be glad to get the paper signed. Hopefully it appraises for what we need it to in order to get our loan. If not I'll be bummed. Anyway wanted to say hi and to let you know I am not OP today but will be tomorrow. It's so hard with birthdays and such. So hope you all had good days and hopefully I can get here tomorrow! TTYL

11-16-2004, 09:27 AM
starting a new thread...see ya'll there