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Old 09-15-2008, 12:47 AM   #1  
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Talking Weekly Chick Chat -- September 15th - 21st

Hola! September is almost done! Can't believe it! In 4 days my vacation starts, and in about a week it will be my bday and then my 10 yr Anniversary.........Time sure flies!

Anyways, welcome to the New Week, I hope its a good one!!!


Hey all,

Well we had some major winds here in Southwestern Ohio!!! They said it was like us basically getting a Category 1 Hurricane, only without the water. There are trees down everywhere, there is about 666,000 people without power, its just a mess. Our grill on our deck almost blew off! And we have a very heavy grill! I know its nothing like what the poor people who are experiencing the full affect of the Hurricanes, my heart and prayers go out to them.......But wow!

And my boss comes in tonight a little bit after I was here, he was in to get ph. #'s because he doesn't have power at his house, so could not look them up on his computer at home, basically its only going to be 4 of us here in the morning (including me) when there is normally 7-8 people here and on a Monday morning! My boss asked me if we could handle it, I said "yes we'll just be really busy." So I'm preparing for the worst!!! lol. My DH went to my coworkers house who works opposite me, he is friends with her husband, anyways, I told DH to ask her if she wanted to come in in the morning that she probably could as there will only be 4 of us here. Well he said that she said, "No way" I dunno that just kinda irked me. I know she has worked her week already and all, but come on...........this is not just a typical time.......Anyways I just told my coworker that I work with at night, "Fine, let her be short one morning and have her ask me to come in, I won't." I know, pretty childish, right? lol. But I dunno it just really irked me. She never wants to help out it seems or at least for me. I've asked her before to switch nights once or twice and she never wants too. So thats fine, just don't expect me to ever do anything for you! Ok off of my "Crayon Box" now...... I say "Crayon Box" instead of "Soap Box" since I'm being so "childish"

Anyways now its much better with us both having a 2nd person on our shifts, we can take off pretty much when we want, as long as our coworkers don't want off at the same time......but I talked to mine and we said we could work it out if that ever happened.

Well that is about it. I feel better, I was really kinda down this morning, I guess this massive wind storm woke my butt up! lol.

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Old 09-15-2008, 01:10 PM   #2  
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Wow sassy, sounds hectic!

We've had some pretty bad weather over here too, a few months rainfall in the space of a few days. (I know everybody says it rains nonstop in the Uk, but thats just so far from the truth) So alot of our roads and houses are flooded - we live high up so for us this is pretty unusual, and the first time in my life I've experienced it.

Anyway, I'm doing alright. Starting to feel the benefits in therapy, feel like fear isnt currently ruling my life, and I eventually got to the gym! So glad I did that, I feel like I'm going to turn in a gym junkie soon

Hope everybody else is doing okay
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #3  
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Hi Ladies

Wow...how did Monday get here so quick...and its almost gone already

Have a wonderful week girls.... love you!

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Old 09-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #4  
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Well, I for one am sorry that we did not see more of Ike in Dallas. I cancelled two appointments and was prepared to spend the entire day snug at my Mom's house with her, hubby and the cats for some storm watching.

What did we get? I few little raindrops and 15 mph winds.

I realize that the coastal cities got WAY too much of him.

Hubby and I were watching one of those "pre-historic reconstruction" shows on Discovery Channel and on the way home, I was thinking about how the earth really doesn't stay the same. It's had hotter eras and colder ones, times when there was more oxygen in the atmosphere and times when it there was practically none.

I was really quiet for a while and then I turned to him and said, "We'd better start building the domes now."

"What domes?"

"The one's we'll need to hold the air when the oxygen drops too low to support our life functions... we're going to need them and it'll take a while to get them set up properly. We'd better get started."

Just in case any of you were wondering how weird I really am.

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Old 09-15-2008, 04:13 PM   #5  
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Yeah the pulling part of the tooth wasnt that bad....done in a few minutes. I was doing ok until the numbness wore out then i thought i was going to cry. It felt like someone hit me in the face with a baseball bat!!! yeah I took some pain meds going to lay down now!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #6  
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hi ladies

downer kinda mood today... no reason.. too tired, maybe

hope the rest of the week is great for everyone
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #7  
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Hi all!

Well, I think I'm done. Had my "third" thing happen this morning. I was eating a sandwich with squirrly bread and I bit on a seed and out came a chunk of tooth. I phoned the dentist and they phoned back with a cancellation for Oct 1. I'm thinking I'll need a crown for starters. At least when this is all said and done I shouldn't have any more pressure pain on that side. Oh and the guy came to pump the septic box, he wasn't suppose to be here until tomorrow. DdC phoned me at work to say he was here. So I rushed home as I had the money to pay him. He informs me that we have leak in the one joint in the pipe. (Its probably a fairly easy fix and thankfully hubby is in town) and he also tells me of other things we should do to make the pumping better. At least I don't have to wait around for him tomorrow. And you never know the dentist may have another cancellation and I could get in earlier, would be kind of nice as this thing is rather uncomfortable. I phoned the orthopedic surgeon and DdC has an appointment for 8am friday. I told them at work I may be late and why and thankfully there isn't any problems. Anyway thank you for letting me have a little rant. I'm rather hormonal and just want to cry and it feels stupid as this stuff isn't any real big deal it just feels like everything is coming at once and I feel very out of control and I hate that. A few good things, DdB seems to be feeling better, tired, but has her colouring back, such as it is. DdA dropped a class and with that and cancelling the medical and dental she should get around $1000 back (nice) and we've had beautiful weather!

momof4 I missed about you going to the dentist. Did you have a wisdom tooth pulled or was it something else? Take it easy.

tera I agree we will need domes soon. I have a problem with all the fear mongering that is going on about global warming. Yes things are happening, but the Earth has never been static, its constantly changing. And I'm really glad the Ike wasn't as bad as it could have been, now I wonder if our gas prices will go down (Hah!! I'm a dreamer!!)

Spoz I'm glad you are starting to see an improvement. I hate the fear, I find anger so much more motivating, but that fear is just paralizing and I can't get around that.

Hi Leenie!

Sassy I hope your co worker rembers "what goes around, comes around" Enjoy your time off and I think its way more relaxing to just stay home rather than travel anywhere.

Hope when do you find out about the other position?

And a big Hello to cathy, heather, judo, Raven, shop, and everyone else!

Take care all,
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No it was a my top back molar #15 to be exact. most of it had feel out and there was part left and it was yucky so i finally got it done. I was gonna get put to sleep but it was like 250 for that just with local it was 61 so i just sucked it up and went for it. I had 2 impacted wisdom teeth pulled when i was like 20 and never got put to sleep so i figured I could handle it. I really didnt feel anything but him pulling it but no pain nothing just like pressure but nothing bad..Seriosly I had 4 children three of which were natural so i think a little tooth i could handle...BUT NOWWWW lol it really hurts the whole side of my face...blahhh..ok kids are ready to go to bed so I gotta go...lata girlies!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:32 PM   #9  
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Hey girls!

Judo - you and I must be on the same wavelength or something, I was unaccountably down today too.

Then again, I've noticed something odd - last night I went to a friends house with a whole group of my new friends, and had fun. Thing is, last time I hung out with them I had a great time, but then felt really down the next day, just like today. The kinda down where I feel all vulnerable and don't have any confidence in myself - I'm guessing some of yas know what I mean.

Then to compound it, I realized today that I'm not uber crazy about the applied maths I've been doing. (bwahaha, "maths" is for our uk chicky gals!)And I'm glad I realized it now, because I can still change my course load for next term to focus on other methodologies that might not bore me as much, but I feel really uncomfortable with the uncertainty that changing my plan is brinnging.

But, I've been reading an excellent book lately (ok, listening to it on cd - my eyes hurt too much from studying to actually read non-class stuff). Anyway, this book posits that the way to overcome fear is to get to know it rather than run from it - to not do the habitual, and instead just sit with the discomfort and try to see it without reacting to it. It may sound crazy, but I actually think I like where its going. Now, if I can just figure out how to do it.

Anywho, I better go - I'm done with homework early so should spend a little time on laundry and cleaning the kitchen.

everyone. Sorry this was all about me - I feel like I'm turning into a narcissist.

I love you all.
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Hi girls,

Buddly: I hope the unlucky streak is over for you. I have to go to the dentist too. Is it contagious around here? I have to chew on the side I don't usually chew on b/c of the tooth I had pulled about a month ago and now I remember why I don't chew over there. It feels like I have a wisdom tooth or something there under the gum that gets sore when I chew too much on it. Bleh. I need to make an appointment sometime after the 25th cause that's when my new dental insurance kicks in.

I was off today. We ate breakfast out and saw a movie. Sadly though I really didn't enjoy my day off b/c of this stupid tax class that I feel is just hanging over my head. It's on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I had to read today and do the homework. I was excited at first but when I found out that the $$ may not be what I thought it was it just zapped my enthusiasm for it. I need an attitude adjustment badly. I wish I could get a straight answer about it.

Oh, the new position at my current job is still in question. The question there being if it is even worth applying for. Again I'm talking $$. It requires more heavy lifting and with my bad back, there has to be a good reason to switch, you know what I mean?

Judo: I hope you feel better tomorrow, and I do understand b/c I've been in a funk for about a week.

Good night all!

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:30 AM   #11  
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Hey Peeps.

Well Monday morning wasn't as caotic as I thought, at least once the "dayshifters" got here at 7 am. It began earlier around 4 am (EDT) that is when Europe's business hrs begin and we were slammed. Plus beginning around 6 am we kept having people call and ask if we had power. (to see if they had to go to work) I am like um yup. We are like Waffle House, "We never close"

Some people still have no power yet, but its a lot less, I think they said its down from 666,000 to 550,000. Lots of trees down, shingles blown off roofs, etc, etc. We found some big scratches on the back of our car from shingles blowing off that we have to get fixed. Already called the insurance, we just wanted to get into the system, we realize it will be a while with everything going on right now. Its not major, but it is down to the metal.

Anywho. One night down, and three to go, two after this one is done and I'll be on vacation........not that I am counting or anything..........lol. I am wishing I kinda had an extra day...........so I could take off the Sunday AFTER my vacation off as well (9/28) but I will barely have enough to cover what I am taking off. We get all of our time the beginning of next month, so then I'll have to budget my time more wisely, because it has to last me a whole entire year, instead of acrewing it monthly like we have been.........

Well that is about it...............sorry I haven't done indies, I will once I am off. I do read everybody's posts. .............I hope you all are well.

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to everyone with dental ickiness. You have my utmost sympathies.

Hope: I have found that whenever i took a job because the pay promised to be good, even if I thought going into it that it would be a pretty good job to have, if not ideal, it turned out to be really FAR from ideal and miserable and not lasting more than a couple of months. After a while I learned to stop applying for positions for the money and look for work that I enjoyed doing. The pay might have been lower, but the job lasted a lot longer so my level of security was actually a little higher.

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Twilit: I completely understand what you are saying and I actually buy into that philosophy. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay and the pay levels for the job now AND the new job will barely allow me to do that. If we were talking the difference between $100,000 and $80,000 then I may be more able to apply that way of thinking. Again this is just low paying retail we are talking here. I can pay my bills, but I can't buy gas, food, or contribute to half of the mortgage. It's not a good situation to be in, and that's why I was really hoping the seasonal tax position would afford me take make a larger sum in a small amount of time. I realize I must have sounded very materialistic but I'm really just talking survival here.
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Twilit: I completely understand what you are saying and I actually buy into that philosophy. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay and the pay levels for the job now AND the new job will barely allow me to do that. If we were talking the difference between $100,000 and $80,000 then I may be more able to apply that way of thinking. Again this is just low paying retail we are talking here. I can pay my bills, but I can't buy gas, food, or contribute to half of the mortgage. It's not a good situation to be in, and that's why I was really hoping the seasonal tax position would afford me take make a larger sum in a small amount of time. I realize I must have sounded very materialistic but I'm really just talking survival here.
Well, I must admit, I've made lifestyle decisions that reduce my living expenses. I've never made anything like $80,000. (Actually, my highest paying job has been around $30,000.)

edit: I just went back and read this and it sounds like I've taken a vow of poverty! Trust me - no vow! It has *not* been easy, nor always pleasant. I look forward to having a better income after finishing my 4-year degree and re-entering the workforce as a teacher. (Though as an elementary teacher, I realize my lifestyle will only improve moderately.)

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Hi all...still feeling a little stiff jawed and just taken the pain meds today...cant get anything done today...thank goodness I have the retreat this weekend to get away!! Ahhh yes money...I HATE IT and would love to burn all of it!!! Wish I could figure out a way to fix the money issues but its not that easy!!! I should do the tax course thing to that would help...oh well...ttyl!!!
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