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05-26-2005, 04:33 PM
The other one had 49 posts and was buried a couple of pages back.

I had two bad teeth pulled yesterday (they broke off when I was pregnant--one for each child) and I had a partial put in place. I'm glad I had it done but these plastic/metal things are going to take some getting used to. It's still real sore where the teeth came out and I have to chew really, really slow and can't eat hard foods.

How is everyone else?

05-26-2005, 11:03 PM
Hey there, Dawnyal! Are you able to eat better now? Thanks for starting up this thread again. I always read everything, but I don't post all that often... I'm trying to get better about that!

Not a heck of a lot going on here. We were supposed to go camping with friends for Memorial Day, but that fell through (naught but sloppy, cold weather here -- will it ever get warm?). I think we're going to spend Saturday night at dinner and a Broadway play instead. Luckily, New Yorkers tend to head for warmer weather on M.D., so it's kinda fun to take advantage of what's usually very crowded or impossible to get tickets to. :D

Tomorrow night I have bellydancing class, which I have really started looking forward to. I wish my belly weren't still so... unbellydancer-like, but I'm willing myself to be patient, and I love the dancing anyway! So there, invisible naysayers! :p I can feel a sheet of muscle under the remaining flab, but I just have to get rid of that top layer first.

Well, I've probably blathered on enough. How is everyone else?!

p.s. Where has Sarah been lately?? Anybody heard from her?

05-26-2005, 11:23 PM
I was going to ask the same thing today.! Betting everything is going great for her, but can't help feeling a bit worried.

How long was their vacation supposed to be?


05-26-2005, 11:28 PM
Dawnyal: Ouch! Hope you're feeling 100% ASAP. :grouphug:
You go, Jennifer! You tell those invisible naysayers! :D

I'm doing quite well considering the enormous amount of stress from finals right now. Thank God I've never turned to food for school-related stress relief. :yes: Only 8.5 school days left of my junior year of high school. Pretty scary! (And depressing because my best friend is graduating in 6! :( )

Wow, I am so beat! Goodnight everyone.

05-27-2005, 01:14 AM
Hi Everyone..
Dawnyal...tooth pain can be so miserable. I hope you are feeling better really soon. I have also been wondering about Sarah...hope all is well, she has had a tough year but is one very strong woman. Jennifer - you have such an interesting life - plays and bellydancing, how fun! Enjoy. Linda - I am on the prairies, I hope you are having better weather than we are. It feels like snow here tonight (and it has been known to snow in May so send us some heat please). Apryl, you have had so much on the go. No wonder you are exhausted. Good luck on your exams. As for me, I have temporarily lost my sanity and agreed to a yard sale (groan groan) but it is a way of clearing junk out of the house (junk being the mighty accumulation of "stuff" you get from having children with aunties, uncles, grandmas, grandpas and numerous birthday parties with every classmate invited- it is endless, such a blessed society that we live in, okay okay, I won't go into my "there are starving children all over the world" routine, but there are and it seems a shame that we have so much while others have so little. Anyway..this is our reality so I will try not to feel too guilty about it. Wish me well with the looky-loo yard sale folks - some of these folks tend to drive me nuts so I may just disappear into the house and let the DH deal with people. He has far greater patience and way more tact than I do....


05-27-2005, 01:58 AM
Hope your feeling better Dawnyal. Jennifer that sounds like a wonderful weekend. We are going to a Cleveland Indians game Saturday night. I hope to find a camping spot to stay at that night. If not we are just going to sleep in a Walmart parking lot. We have a full size van with a fold down bed so it really does not matter where we park. Monday we will have the family over for a cook out. That will be my treat day.

05-27-2005, 02:39 AM
Much of my Mom's side of the family live in Calgary. I love being an Island girl, sorry your weather's been so bad.

Last weekend we had 3 days of SOLID rain...it was awful..torrential. Now the past couple of days have been rather record breaking..31 degrees...sooo hot. I went outside and weed-whacked for two hours yesterday..didn't even think about sunscreen! Today, it hurts to type because I have such a bad sunburn! I feel very silly about it because I'm a mom of two and wouldn't even consider letting them out in it without sunscreen..but me...I forget myself so easily..LOL.

Sending you HOT summer heatwaves...they're on their way to you, should be there in a few days! ;)


05-27-2005, 10:56 AM
It's FINALLY starting to seem like spring here. It was in the high 70's mid 80's yesterday and SO FAR (Fingers crossed) the weather for the weekend should hold up. We are having a cookout on Sunday. That will be fun.. My hubby and I just got the yard ready for summertime gatherings. We got a garden gazebo, outdoor fireplace and we're opeining the pool today. I love summer.. However, I don't know how much I'll love it being pregnant this year! Our summers get pretty humid. I can stand the heat, its the humidity that kills me! So anyway, the nursery is just about complete. It's a bit small for my liking but will do for now until we buy a larger home. i'll have to take some pictures of it. I am really looking forward to going back to the gym and getting back into shape after the baby gets here. You know me and how much I just LOVE a challenge! :) So good to hear everyone is doing well. Dawnyl.. I hate tooth pain. I think it HAS to be the WORST pain. I had my wisdom tooth recently extracted- with NO anesthesia. Just plain ole novicane. OUCH and double OUCH because I couldn't really take any pain meds except tylenol ex strenthgh and occasionally a Tylenol #3 (with codine). hope your feeling better soon... :)

Keep up the good work everybody!

05-27-2005, 01:09 PM
My teeth are hurting worse today if that is possible. I took the thing out last night like I was supposed to and it hurt like h-e-double hockey sticks to put it back in this morning. I finally stuck them back in a cup of water and brought them to work with me. I took a painkiller, had a wonderful massage (I'll explain that in a second) and finally popped them back in. I've been downing ice chips like no tomorrow to stave off the pain but it seems to be working. Not sure what I'll do for lunch though.

As for the massage, it is a treat from our boss for our hard work on our Spring Expo. She pays the masseuse (sp?) to come and we can either have our feet or our back massaged. She also did my arms and hands and I feel really relaxed. (I would be perfect if my mouth wasn't on fire hurting).

We don't really have any major plans for the weekend. My cousin's baby shower is tomorrow and we'll be going to it. It's supposed to be raining here most of the weekend so we'll see what else we'll do, probably grill out some chicken and play some croquet.

Jennifer: I'm so jealous. I would love to see a broadway play. Enjoy it. The belly dancing sounds like fun. I rented a tape from the library and attempted it one night. I may try it again later.

Apryl: Just think of the fun weekend trips you can have going to see your best friend next year while she's at college. I can't believe your school year is almost over. It seems like yesterday you were telling us you were heading back.

Jenaya: Good luck with the yard sale. I love to have them, I just hate getting ready for them. It seems like it takes weeks.

Howie: That sounds like fun. Enjoy the game.

Gretchen: Good to see you still hanging out with us. I would love to see pics of the nursery. Hopefully your summer won't be too humid. Luckily I was just barely preggo when summers hit. What a horrible time to get those wisdom teeth. That's one of the reasons why these teeth were so bad is because they broke when I was PG and couldn't get them worked on.

05-28-2005, 01:40 AM

Thanks for blowing the warm air this way. We are going from 6 degrees today to 26 in the next couple of days. You are a kind woman - we shall all send our thanks to you!!! Calgary is a regular stomping ground for me. Great shopping and many fun things to do - completely full of Saskatchewan and American people with nothing inbetween. I know what you mean about the kids and the sun and then ourselves. I do the same thing - lather the kids up and then forget me (mind you, my hands stay nice and lily white). Enjoy your island time, I am completely jealous. In 24 hours we go from wearing ski pants and winter coats to shorts and t-shirts. What's up with that??

Gretchen, I bet you are as cute as anything with that little bambino! Don't worry, you will be back at the gym in no time. Enjoy this time of togetherness, all too soon you will get little down time (but tons of fun time!). You have done so well with being healthy during your pregnancy -sorry to hear about the teeth. Enjoy doing the nursery.

Dawnyal - you are right, it does seem like preparing for the yard sale takes weeks. I survived the first three hours of the sale this evening and tomorrow we will have many friends around. I am sure I will be giving things away by the end of the day (funny things happen when you have too many daiquiris, but I will have more strawberries and less rum). Better in someone elses house than in mine...clear all junk, my new motto! By the way, you and your new dress look great!

05-28-2005, 12:32 PM
I want some warm air too.
As long as there's some A.C. you'll be fine,(being pregnant in the summer)
It always get worse before it gets better, I'm thinking about getting braces I hear it's painful. Yes I'm going to join the group of 30 somethings getting braces.

I was wondering how many of us has had gastric bypass? I was thinking about it but I was told I wasn't fat enough. If that's possible, anyway I thought about it and after seeing people who had it, and all that skin O M goodness. Freaked me out! And seeing how sick some of them were. I know it's a God send for some, but for now I'm going to try the natural way see how this works. But what about you guys have you considered it?

05-28-2005, 03:42 PM
Linda - I am in the lower mainland, and its a HOT HOT HOT one! We took a drive up to Harrison Hot Springs, looked at some of the sand castles, dipped our feet in the water and had lunch. I put sunscreen on.. forgot to reapply.. and have burnt shoulders and upper arms. I'm calling them my "sleeves". heh. I wouldn't ever dream of letting my niece out in the sun without sunscreen, with constant reapplying, it's funny what we let slide with ourselves.

Dawnyal - ouchies! I hate sore teeth, my bf was recommended to take Advil liqui-gels for sore wisdom teeth.

Gretchen - I got my wisdom teeth pulled like you did, I got a little freezing, and they yanked them out. One got stuck and the dentist broke it... looking back.. it was almost priceless to see the look on his face when he realized what he did. But good lordy it hurt SO SO badly! They gave me tons of good drugs, however I had an allergic reaction and ended up spending an arm and a leg for drugs which are probably still sitting in my bathroom. heh.

Well I am off to tackle the sun and heat... have a great one!


05-28-2005, 06:40 PM
Aimee...a local :)
It's been so awesome hasn't it?
My husband and I had our honeymoon at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, way back in 1996.
It was wonderful...stayed in the honeymoon suite and everything...it was so much fun.
Was it the big sandcastle weekend there?
Ours is the other major sandcastle competition in BC...in Parksville..I'm not sure when it is this year..but it's pretty fun too.
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sending mind boggling heatwaves to anyone and everyone east of me...and I'm almost as west as it gets.. :lol:
:flow1: :flame: :dancer: :sunny: :beach:


05-31-2005, 08:34 AM
Hope everyone had a great Memorail Day weekend!

My boyfriend (Jeff) and I went to stay at his mother's on Staurday night. They just moved into this house in the middle of NOWHERE. Now, I grew up in the middle of nowhere (surrounded by trees, state forest across the street from my house, etc.), but since I left home for college in 2000, I have been living in more urban areas (not exactly big cities, but much closer to civilization, at least :dizzy: ). Anyway, the closest store to his mother's house is now a 7-11, and it's almost 15 minutes away! It is insane--I don't want to live in the city when I have a family, but I certainly could never move that far away from one, either!

So, let's talk about my insane fear of anything with more than 4 legs. I hate ALL bugs--the only ones I can *tolerate* without paralyzing fear taking over my body are like flies, ants, ladybugs, and butterflies. Anything else, and I actually get a really dry mouth, can barely talk, and literally just freeze up. I can't even get close enough to a spider to actually squish it, so I have cans of Raid in almost every room of my apartment so I can spray from a slight distance if necessary. That said, Jeff and I stayed in this spare room off the garage at his mother's new house in the middle of nowhere. The room has no carpeting, just a cement floor, bare walls, and a kinda high ceiling. As soon as I walked into the room, I turned on every light and searched for bugs. There was NO way I was sleeping in a room with known critters crawling around all night! The room also had its own very tiny bathroom, which I made Jeff inspect before I could actually go pee :p So, the room being close-enough to bug-free (there was a tiny spider on the ceiling, but it was far away from the bed, and the ceiling was too high to reach anyway, so I decided to suck it up and let it go), we went to sleep. It was SO hot in that room, and I refused to open any windows for fear of more bugs getting in, so we slept with just the sheet, and I took my pajama shorts off (don't worry, I kept it G-rated--still had underwear and a long t-shirt on--we were in his mother's house, after all!). So, when we woke up in the morning, Jeff went into the bathroom, and I was going to put my shorts back on so we could go to the kitchen for breakfast. Out of my normal paranoid habits, I picked up my shorts from the floor and gently shook them to remove anything that may have crawled in overnight (this became habit after my cousin got bit by a spider that had crawled ontp her beach towel while we were in the pool at her house a few years ago). Now, I didn't really expect anything to have crawled into my shorts on the floor during the night; it's just a habit. Well, I picked up and shook and out fell a HUGE NASTY DARK BROWN SPIDER! I would have screamed if I could have caught my breath. I curled my legs up onto the bed and just stared at it, thinking it would run away if I let it out of my sight. When Jeff came out of the bathroom, I told him to pick up his shoe. He knows of my paranoia and hatred of bugs, so he figured it wasn't a big deal. I pointed, and he smacked it with his sneaker. My hero! So you know how spiders like curl up when they die? Well, it did that--it had it's legs all folded in and became a nasty ball of a spider. But then it started twitching, and then it started unrolling its legs--it was still alive! The little sh!t! Jeff smacked it like 3 more times until it was flattened against the bottom of his shoe. Even he admitted it was a pretty big spider and seemed mildly indestructible, and now you can imagine I'm going to be even MORE paranoid about things like clothing left on the floor from now on! I think next time we visit his mother, we will opt for a hotel (even if the closest one is half an hour away!).
So, that was my Memorial Day weekend experience. Oh, and Jeff ended up getting a speeding ticket on the was home yesterday afternoon, just to top it all off :p How was everyone else's holiday?

05-31-2005, 12:07 PM
Jill Yuck. I'm glad you shook those shorts outs. Spiders for the most part don't bother me but we have these huge honkers (jeff calls them wolf spiders, mom and dad call them hay spiders) and they are just scary looking. They are supposed to be good at keeping something or other away so as long as they stay away from me, I leave them alone.

Rea There is a whole section on this here (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=78). It is something I have thought about and know that it isn't something I could do. I commend those who have had it done though. I know a lot of people think it's an easy out to have any of those procedures done but if you really start looking at all they go through all they have to go through to keep the weight off, it is way more than I am willing to do.

We had a decent weekend. Went to the baby shower while dropping off Jeff and Lilly at the urgent care clinic. He's got bronchial pneumonia and Lilly had poison ivy or bites that were close to developing infintigo (sp?) so she's on an antibiotic and a cream 2x a day. Her's is almost cleared up. It was cooler this weekend and a bit gray but the sun came out yesterday so we got in some swimming. My teeth are still giving me fits. I took my last painkiller yesterday and was able to wear them for about 6 hours. I tried taking some advil to put them back in this morning but it just didn't happen. They are rubbing 2 spots raw in my mouth and I'm going to give the dentist a call in a minute to see if that is supposed to happen and what I can do to get them to stop. I've tried using some benzodent (for this kind of problem) and it's been hit or miss whether or not it helps with the pain.

05-31-2005, 02:02 PM
I can't remember who it is but I remember someone saying they would shot spiders outside when they seen them. That's how much they hated them. I have another friend that has to set them free when he finds them in the house. Not me if they come into my domain they are fair game for death.

We had a real nice weekend. I went to the Cleveland Indians game on Saturday as I said I was going to. Had a wonderful time. Just a really nice park and a great game. Kimberley did not go. I could tell she was not really into the idea of going to a baseball game so I gave her and out and she took it. I ended up taking my buddy Mark.

Then on Sunday we went to our best friends house and had dinner and watched a little TV and visited. It's always just laid back and comfortable with them. Just like being at home.

Yesterday was nice too. We had a cookout. Kimberley mixed up some real good burgers. She took lean ground beef and mixed in salsa, onion soup and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. I then grilled them out and added cheese. We had them on brownberry multi grain bread. Sure was better than any fast food burger. However I was over by about 500 calories for the day. I ate really Healthy though so I'm not too upset with my self.

Now will you look at that of course my mind goes right to the food. We also had family over and had a real nice visit. Two of my brothers and Kimberley’s Mom and Dad came over plus my Mom who lives with us. Turned out to be wonderful day company and weather wise.

Now the weekends over and I have to go to work in 3 hours. How does it go so quick? I feel like I'm living my life on the weekends. With working nights we really can't do anything with people on weeknights so it all has to be crammed into the weekend. And like I said they go to quick.

05-31-2005, 02:12 PM
I feel like I'm living my life on the weekends. With working nights we really can't do anything with people on weeknights so it all has to be crammed into the weekend. And like I said they go to quick.

Jeez, Howie, it's like you're reading my mind! With working the 2 jobs during the week, I don't even get to see my boyfriend until the weekends, let alone actually get to talk or spend any time with him! I calculated it out--from Monday-Friday, I spend approximately 43 hours in my apartment. 43 hours! That's barely more than the time I spend at my full-time job! But, yes, 43 hours in 5 days I get to actually spend at my place, most of which is comprised mainly of sleeping time!
43 hours at home + 40 hours at job #1 + 30 hours at job #2 + 4 hours at the gym + 3 hours of driving time = 120 hours for the week (Mon-Fri)
No wonder I don't have time to talk to anyone or cook or do chores or go shopping!

05-31-2005, 02:18 PM
You have it worse than me Jill. I at least do have time with Kimberley and at home. I could not stand working two jobs. I just miss being able to go out to dinner and a movie or over to see friends on the weeknights.

06-01-2005, 01:57 PM
Howie: Glad to hear you enjoyed the game and had a good weekend. I think most of us do gravitate toward the food. I can't remember who said that it seemed like holidays are always linked with food.

Jill: girl you about wore me out just telling me your schedule. I don't know how you do it. I know I would never make it doing that many hours for two jobs!!!

06-01-2005, 03:03 PM
Back from the long-lost... Posted here a lot about a year ago.

It's spring and I'm feeling all kinds of energetic, and have been taking a long look at my food and exercise again. So here I am. *waves*

Gem is 4 now. She wants to take bike-rides with us. We have a baby seat on the back of Hunter's bike, but the old three-speed bike I was trying to use just can't deal with almost 300 pounds. Not to mention the fact that I haven't ridden in over 20 years. But I made it around the block twice. Then had to recuperate a couple days while the seat-ache wore off. Then did it again. I'm kinda afraid to do it much more. Those poor tires look like they'll pop any moment.

But I had forgotten how much FUN bike riding could be. After the initial shock -- I had to stop on the first lap and take deep calming breaths because I was weeping with nervousness and stress :dizzy: -- I had a great time.

Are there any extra-heavy bikers out there who might give some ideas? I probably need to get a newer bike, with thicker, heavier tires. Any suggestions?

06-01-2005, 03:17 PM
I've rode bikes at 350 lbs and had no problems so I would not worry about it.

06-01-2005, 03:42 PM
Just like you, I rediscovered the fun of biking after 6 years. The reason why I had stopped is that my bike was always broken due to heavy load sitting on it!

I understand the fact that you find it hard with an old 3 speed bike. Maybe you can get yourself a solid mountain bike. You should also look for the following specs: Double wall rims and heavy-Duty free wheels (Rear Gears). As for the tires, try to get a design that will enable you to do road trips. Usually, mountain bikes come with big balloon tires equipped with spokes. If you do not plan to ride on trails in the forest, have them changed for hybrid type tires. I have Ritchey Overbite tires on mine, and i almost feel I’m on a road bike. Bike stores charge only a few extra $ to change them.

As an extra, you can also buy a Geltech saddle. This will reduce seat-ache, especially if you do long rides.

As for required investment, I’d say that 600-700$ will get you. a good bike that will last many years.

06-01-2005, 04:02 PM
Welcome back Synger. You may just need to change out the tires on your bike. If it's been setting for a while the rubber will go bad. As for my bike we joke that it's my $5000 bike. I was in a thing the Chamber put on. (You pay $150 for a 1 in 300 chance to win a new truck.) My ticket was one of the final two left in the hopper. The local banker offered me $5,000 for my ticket and instead I took my chances that my ticket would be the last one left in there. The 2nd place prize was a huffy mountain bike (probably valued at around $150), which I won. I think it is a 21 speed although I pretty much keep the front gear on the same one and just alternate the back gears. As for the rump getting soar, I got one of those gel seats to put over my seat and found that the more you do it, the less it hurts.

06-01-2005, 04:04 PM
That's sounds like good advice. I just bought a Trek hybryd bike off my friend. His dad paid $800 new. They both have recumbent bikes now so he sold it to me for $100. It needs to have the gears adjusted but should be good to go after that.

06-02-2005, 11:53 AM
Had a so-so day yesterday. Fought a headache most of the day. Drank a lot of water.

I fantasized about food on the way home on Metro, which always means I'm too hungry. Stopped at the grocery store to get some fruit. I don't understand why my husband only got blueberries for Gem when I asked him to get fruit, and not any apples or bananas or anything I can throw in my bag for work or eat out of hand. Anyway, I was checking my wallet before heading into the store, mentally stealing myself to only buy fruit (remember, I already knew I was hungry). And I couldn't find my visa debit card. *grumbles* I went away this past weekend, and the last time I used it was to withdraw money at the hotel in Baltimore. So I went home sans fruit and went through all my bags and clothing and everything from my trip. No card. I'm going to do some more looking today, but if I can't find it, I'll have to call my bank tomorrow and cancel that card and get a new one. How frustrating!

Still obsessing over food, I knew we had some potatoes, and some leftover chicken from a roast last week. The idea of a chicken corn chowder sounded really good, so I was going over a quick recipe in my head while I drove home. Threw a buillon cube and a small cubed potato into water in the microwave while I changed clothes and had a big glass of milk to get some protein into me. Added a double handful of frozen spinach and another of carrots, then added some corn for good measure. Let that bubble for a minute or so, then added the chicken.

I went out to work in the garden for about an hour. Got some grass clippings from my neighbor who'd put out their bags for recycling pickup. Big ol' crazy fat woman in short-alls pulling her wheelbarrow down the suburban street to pick up two lawn and leaf bags... Anyway, I used some of the clippings for mulch around my herbs and veggies and the rest went into my compost bin with some shredded paper I brought home from the office. Harvested my radishes and got the first of the strawberries -- puny, but very sweet.

By that time I was ready for dinner, so I brought my chicken veggie concoction out onto the deck to enjoy the evening. By this time next month it will be WAY too hot to enjoy the deck that much, so I'm out there whenever I can be. I had half-mashed the potato in the soup so it had a really good texture. More like a stew than a soup, with lots of spinach and big chunks of carrot and the slight sweetness of the corn. And I brought in some fresh sage and rosemary from the garden to finish it with, which made it really nice.

By the end of the evening, I was all hungry and short-tempered again, so I had a piece of whole wheat toast. I HAVE to plan snacks into my day... I know my blood sugar is weird and I need to be more in charge of controlling it. I have PCOS, so I tend toward insulin resistance.

Or as my friends would say "she gets *****y when she hasn't eaten lately".

06-02-2005, 12:55 PM
Sounds like you did pretty good fighting off the hunger temptation Synger. We try to never go to the stor hungry. Most times we stop at Wendys for a small chili so we won't be hungry in the store.

Hope you find your card. That's always a pain.

06-02-2005, 01:05 PM
synger--the Metro, eh? Leads me to believe you live near DC, as do I! Always love finding people who live kinda nearby--like they understand more of what I'm going through. Like when people in other areas complain about sitting in 20 minutes of traffic on their way to work in rush hour. Please. I can wait in 20 minutes of traffic to go 2 miles down the road around here, and that's on the weekends! :dizzy: Anyway--GREAT job on avoiding bad foods when the hunger attacked. I usually end up going grocery shopping and being good with everything I but, but then when I get to the milk aisle at the end, I always grab a small bottle of fat-free Nesquick chocolate milk. It feels like a real treat without being absolutely horrible for me. Gotta love the chocolate milk! :moo:

06-03-2005, 04:13 PM
Synger--what a day. I hope you find your card but it does sound like you did all right. Sometimes men just don't understand (No offense to those posting here) but that sounds like something my hubby would do. Unless I send him to the store with a detailed list of what I need, there's no telling what to expect. But then out of the blue he will surprise me every now and then.

Jill--you are too funny. You won't catch me talking about traffic jams unless I mention the stupid tractor or some other grandma I get stuck behind on my drive. Mostly two lane highways around here. :D

I went to the dentist today and let me just tell you the difference these new falseys (i just love that word for some reason :D) fit so much better now that they've taken off some hunks of metal from them and filed down other parts to keep from blistering my mouth. A huge relief. Also had to take the kiddos to the docs yesterday. William still has an ear infection in his right ear and is on yet another round of antibiotics (just a 5 day this time) and a new ear drop to try and clear it up. He also had his 15-mo. checkup a month late and he's back up to 25 pounds and is almost 32 inches tall. He is such an adventurous child and I'm sure he'll be the one we have to rush to the ER for a broken bone. Lilly is turning into quite the tomboy. This morning she yanked her barbie doll leg off and started using it as a gun (not quite what I wanted her to be doing but I guess a couple of the kids at daycare play with guns and such so I'm going to have to bring it up again.)

06-03-2005, 05:13 PM
He also had his 15-mo. checkup a month late and he's back up to 25 pounds and is almost 32 inches tall.

I cannot imagine that. *laughs* Our Gem went to the doctor in Februrary, two months before her 4th birthday, and still only weighed 23 pounds. Hadn't gained in a year. But she's an energetic, bright, loving little thing, so the doctor had told us not to worry too much. It's strange to see her next to 2 year olds who weigh more than her.

She also was born with some digestive problems (link if you want details (http://www.pedisurg.com/PtEduc/Imperforate_Anus.htm)) and had surgery when she was six months old, so we knew there might be some troubles with nutrient absorbtion and, when the time came, potty training. And it has, to a certain extent. Poor girl has to eat high-fiber, and high-fat. It's a hard combination, especially when she's such a picky eater. No veggies, no pasta or rice, no "naked" meat. She'll only eat chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or sausages for meat (fortunately she likes the Healthy Choice turkey ones as much as the Jimmy Dean links). And buttered popcorn is a good treat and fulfills both the high fiber an the high fat requirement.

But it is annoying to me when I'm trying to eat healthier. *sighs* I used to finish off her oatmeal in the morning, 'cause she'll only eat a bit of it. But now that I'm adding butter to it and trying to make lower fat food choices for myself, I can't do it. And with the butter and milk in it, I really can't feed it to my worm bin (http://www.earth911.org/master.asp?s=lib&a=organics/composting/wormcompost.asp), though they would love the oatmeal itself. I hate the thought of throwing it away. Sometimes I bury it in the big compost pile out back. Sometimes I break down and eat it anyway.

Today is an annoying day. Hunter's been ill this week, and Gem started coughing this morning. I woke up with crusty eyes and aches and pains, so stayed home. Trouble is, when I'm sick, all I want is carbs. I had bran cereal for breakfast, but lunch was just spaghetti. Why is it such a comfort food? *grumbles*

So I'm not sure what I'll do for dinner. I had raspberries on my cereal, so I've had one of my fruit/veggie servings today. I'm really trying to eat more of them. Ah, well. I'll figure something out. Probably fall back on another comfort food, a mainstay of veggie-dom. Soup.

06-09-2005, 12:28 PM
Synger: How are the kids doing? I know it's been almost a week since we've posted on here.

My kids health-wise are doing better. William will even lay somewhat still for me to put in his ear drops. He's even comprehending so much. Last night before bedtime he pulled off his diaper and I asked him what happened to it. He walked over and picked it up off the floor and brought it too me.

I've still been depressed or whatever and I went to try to see a counselor this morning. I called the number yesterday and yes they see people from 9-11 and from 1-3. No problem. I'll be by in the morning. I show up this morning and was told their phone number (in the town where I work) rolls over to the bigger clinic in a town 30 minutes away. Which is now over an hour away from my home and that I would have to go there first through their triage and then they would determine whether I could be seen here since they have so few openings. They could've told me on the phone this information. I have no clue where they are located at in the other town and my boss still isn't in to ask her if our insurance even covers this type of stuff. I almost burst into tears. The littlest things set me off and I know that i have to do something.
The good news is today is probably our slowest day at work so it won't matter if I take the afternoon off and go ahead and head over there.

06-09-2005, 01:00 PM
Hope you're able to see a counselor soon and get some help dealing with how you feel, Dawnyal. Depression, anxiety, stress, etc. can be handled and put in check using so many means these days - doesn't even necessarily have to be pharmaceutical. Glad you recognized the signs and didn't put off looking into ways to relieve what's getting you down. Let us know how it goes. :)

06-10-2005, 05:05 PM
Thank you Jill. Well I tried to go yesterday morning and was given a big runaround. I called a local number but apparently it transfers to the bigger facility 30+ miles away. I was told by the local lady that I have to drive there and go in through triage and then they would decide whether or not I could be seen locally (in the town where I work). HUH? I was so upset. This town (or city I guess) is one I've driven through a couple of times but have no clue where the facility is at plus it's in the opposite direction of where I live. I just came back to work only to find out our DSL was on the fritz and spent the afternoon trying to get some real tech support help from someone who actually knows what a router is and does and not just that it pops up on a computer screen to ask questions about. It was fixed this morning finally.

I talked to my boss briefly about it over the phone but I still don't know if our insurance covers mental health or not.

06-13-2005, 09:48 AM
Hope your feelin better Dawnyal.
I ate too much yesterday I went over about 600 calories and I want to smack myself. I don't know what the heck happend. But I couldn't stop with the sweets. I haven't had real sweets in a while. So I thought I would get some ice cream, and it was my Granny's birthday and she sent cake. Now I made room for the ice cream (and I still went over on that 200 calories but that was ok). But I had not planed for the cake, it was good in all but darn it if I didn't blow it. Spilled milk, new day starting fresh today.

06-13-2005, 08:23 PM
Dawnyal, hope you found out that your health insurance covers mental health benefits. Depression is an awful thing to live with so I hope you get some help soon.

Good attitude, Rea. Hope your day is going better today!

So I found out my sister's home had been burgled a couple of weeks ago. The burglars took a couple of computers, a digital camera, my sister's jewelry (she said it wasn't worth much, but her wedding ring was there), and a clock for some reason. My BIL said they didn't go in the guest room where he had cash. But the stupid thing was that they left a bunch of meth behind. My BIL didn't know what it was so when he found it outside on the porch, he called the officer who'd taken the burglary report. The officer said the thieves certainly didn't make any money off that burglary because the value of the meth was about the value of the stuff they took. I guess meth really causes you to lose brain cells big time--pretty scary stuff.

06-14-2005, 11:07 AM
How scary sheila. If you know what goes into that stuff like drano it's just disgusting. I've had to take pics of a couple of local drug busts and it just floored me the things they use. It's really sad how bad that stuff messes you up. They have posters around here that shows a beautiful woman and within 10 years she is just bones, has no teeth, her face is all sunk in and all because of drugs. Luckily in Oklahoma they started putting the ephedrine behind pharmacy counters and you have to sign for it to get it, give your driver's license # and I believe if it's not already they are linking up the pharmacies so they can tell if you are driving from one to another to try and get a lot of the ephedrine based products.

I'm going with Lilly and Chris to the summer reading program and getting them their first library cards. Lilly loves reading so I'm sure she's going to love picking out a few books.

06-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Hi all!!!

Things with me have just been crazy, crazy crazy. Between looking for houses to buy and showing our home (which we are trying to sell by owner), it's just nuts. We still haven't found anything that we'd be happy to call home, but we have a second showing on ours tonight. Fingers crossed!!! :D

We are also trying to plan a trip to Louisville, Kentucky. My boys are VERY into baseball and want to go to the Museum, so that will be our family vacation this year.

Been off plan, but trying to inch my way back to where I belong. Weighed in last night and had a huge gain! *Stupid - Stupid - Stupid*
How is everyone else??

06-14-2005, 12:55 PM
Well Sandi I'm fine, but I had chilli fries last night (sooo good) but that's all. I'm trying to have some control without feeling deprived.
Sheila- I hear meth is bad, but on my side of town there still doing crack and sherm (angle dust). It all makes you stupid if you ask me.
Dawynal- I think I know what poster your talking about.