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Old 06-05-2004, 09:52 PM   #166  
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Hello all! What a week. DH had a nuclear stress test yesterday morning because his stress test had bad results. This more in-depth test will determine if he is fit for surgery. My question is, if he isn't fit for the operation, what is the alternative? Will be getting treatment for his heart? What can they do about his colon when only weeks ago surgery was the only choice?! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To calm everyone down, we went out to see Shrek 2 today! What a hoot!!! If you haven't already seen it, GO SEE IT!!! I wasn't terrible crazy about the first one, but the second is a HIT! Then we bought DH a new bathrobe to wear in the hospital (if he goes) plus some early father's day and birthday gifts. We got DD some hot pink/lighter pink/red Converse sneakers. The sneakers I bought her last week gave her blisters...one of which is still really bad. She fell at after school again yesterday. I was greeted by a very rude over the top "teacher" (the one I had words with last week) giving me DETAILS about the fall...and going totally overboard with a little sarcasm thrown in to boot. Why do people have to be such jerks. Just tell me what is going on with my DD and leave it at that! So, anyway, her right leg is all cut up. This poor kid!

The dog is okay for the moment. Now I have to pick up some meds for the whipworm he had last month. He has to continue taking medication because it comes back easily. The eggs live in the yard for 5 years!!! Yummy!!!

I had my observation yesterday. The principal said that she already knew what I did in my room and that this was only a formality. However, if I did a crappy job, she would quickly change her opinion of me. I was a mess of nerves because we agreed upon 1pm...so I stewed about it all day. By the time 1pm arrived, I had totally prepped the class. I bribed them to be good with a promise of a prize. The principal kept being interrupted and didn't get to my room till 2pm. By then, the kids were fried sitting on the rug for so long. Then, a variety of people walked right into my room during the observation to ask her a question. Can you believe how unprofessional teachers can be?! Come on!!! My blood pressure was through the roof. I was trying my best, and people had the balls to interrupt my lesson as the principal was evaluating my performance!!! WHATEVER!!! At least it is done. Hopefully she still thinks highly of me. I guess I will find out soon.

I have some amazingly good news...amazing because I am a total stress eater. And you know, I am stressed out!!! Since March, I have lost a total of 9 pounds, 4 inches off my waist, and 4 inches off my hips!!! I know that is a small amount for 3 months, but at least I am moving in the right direction. I am hoping that the amounts will increase during the summer. I am pretty proud of myself.

Kerry, hope your new doctors are good. I've been through a few myself. I finally found a dentist I like...and that was a lifetime search. My doctor is good, but he is so critical about my weight that I end up avoiding him and seeing the walk-in clinic doctors. I hope when I've lost more weight, I will have to courage to see him again, or just switch to someone who has better bedside manner. Hopefully your experiences will be positive. How long is your summer? When do you go back? We are off from June 26 - August 23. My DD goes back a week later than me, so I need to find childcare for that whole week. I will worry about it in August.

Hey Robyn! Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend!

I'm just so happy that it is June and my favorite season is around the corner, just 16 days away!!!
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #167  
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Okay girls...I'm just letting you know that my emotions are starting to come to the surface. I'm finding myself getting a bit weepy. I'm gonna really need you this week. The surgery is Wednesday, unless he failed the nuclear stress test. Please pray.
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Old 06-06-2004, 03:46 PM   #168  
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Hi-
I am still alive.......just been super super busy. Dd's softball team (with her as the pitcher) won the state championship. What a relief......

Sorry not to get personal, and I do not have time to go back a few posts to read.
But, Hi to each of you. And Summer, I will absolutely pray for Dh and that all goes well for him. Trust the Lord for this, He works all things out somehow- even when we cannot see a way out.
Gotta go- hope to get back here tomorrow.
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Thank you Ginny.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:15 PM   #170  
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HI Ginny, Robyn, and Summer,
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was busy and hetic. But I think that is going to be the way from now until ball season is over.
Ginny I bet you are proud of your dd's team. That is great news! So are your other kids still playing ball?
Summer I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers this week. Especially on Wednesday when your DH has his surgery. Take care of yourself.
Robyn I am hoping that you are having a good end to your school year. You only have this week and then you are on vacation right?
My summer vacation goes from June 1 until August 23rd. So far I haven't done anything really spectular. Just keep doing the same thing everyday. Talk about boring.
Well I better go and get my shower for the day. I have been up since 7:30. But I went to workout at Curves with my friend and then started doing stuff around the house. So it is not like I have been a lazy butt. LOL.
Have a wonderful day!
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:27 PM   #171  
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Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers. I could really use them now.

Kerry, I'm blown away by the length of your summer vacation! I am in school for 3+ weeks more than you...Wow! Where do you live? Maybe I need to move there! I remember when I was a kid and we got out of school in the beginning of June and didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. Now our summer is cut short and they lengthen our school day every year. By the time I retire, there probably won't be a summer vacation and I'll be in school 12 hours a day!!!

Tomorrow DH will be home preparing for the operation with a Fleet enema, etc. Poor guy...I've been there, and it is not fun.

My assistant superintendent gave me 2 personal days. If I need a third day with him at the hospital, it will have to be a sick day. My principal is so supportive...I'm amazed.

I feel okay today, probably because I was at school. Tomorrow, we have field day. It is actually easier to be away from home right now. The weekend was torture. Even though we did lots of fun things, (movies, mall, dinner out) I couldn't stop thinking about Wednesday and DH's recovery. I'm really scared.

Robyn, I got your anklet. THANKS SO MUCH!!! I LOVE IT!!! You are really talented.

I'm gonna go chill on the couch. Thanks to all of you for your support.
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did it fit? too big? too little? color ok?
Let me know...I will fix it!!!

Glad you like it! Are you just saying that??? :?
Hope you are able to wear it for a while!

Tomorrow we go to our youngest's eligibility meeting....
feeling a bit like mom of the year...

Summer, you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.... I wish your dh wonderful success with his surgery and other stuff.... Fleets...HA...that isn't what I called the darn thing when I was prepping for my hysterectomy! Bleech! NO fun at all! Keep us posted!

take care...
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Hi Ladies,
I remember the days when I went to school until the second or third week in June and then was back in school the day after Labor Day. This is the first year that I have been out of school before Memorial Day.
My eating has been off for the last few days. I think alot of it is stress related. The dh and I have spent too much time together since I have been off for the summer. We still haven't gotten into a summer routine yet. So needless to say that we have been at each other's throats since Friday off and on. Today was the only day that I have had my eating in check. But tonight when I go to TOPS, I probably have a big weight gain. Oh well, I will just have to try harder.
Summer your family remains in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything goes well for your DH tomorrow.
Robyn how did your son's eligibilty meeting go today?
Have to go and get ready for two ball games tonight. I have to try and figure out what I can eat for dinner while at the ball field.
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Just wanted to let you all know that I stay the same weight. So I was happy. Both my StepDS' and StepDD teams won their games. So they were in a good mood this evening. Only have 3 more weeks of ball practices and games. YIPPPPEEEEE!
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Hi Ladies,
I hope this post finds you all doing well. I went to see my new family doctor today. He had blood work done for my thyroid and cholestrol. I should find out the results tomorrow.
Summer how is your husband doing? I am still saying my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Robyn and Ginny how many more days do you have to go until you are done for the year?
Well I better go and get some ball uniforms washed. My StepDD's team has played 3 games so far this week. They have a doubleheader tomorrow night and then another game on Saturday morning. I think that is a little much for 7-9 year old girls in one week. But I am just a step-parent and spectator.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:30 PM   #176  
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Just a quick check-in. Surgery was a success...NO COLOSTOMY BAG!!! What a relief. I have spent every waking moment at the hospital since Wednesday. I've got to give my DD some attention. I will check back when I have more time.

Take care everyone...I will read how you all have been doing and respond soon. Thanks for the prayers!
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Great news Summer! I am so happy for your dh. Enjoy your time with your dd. I will keep saying my prayers that he has a speedy recovery. Gotta run and take the kiddos to the library before they close today. Have a great weekend!
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Default School's Out! :)

as that old rock song says...."School's OUT for SUMMER!" finally!

What a spring this has BEEN! SOOOOO glad that this school year has
finally ended! Had to work a 1/2 day yesterday, Saturday....HOw come
Saturday's feel sooooo much more whatever than weekdays??? Anyway it
is O V E R! and I'm FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE for a while at least!
Look out kitchen floor, you're gonna get scrubbed!

Will have to return to post all that has
happened this last week.......with both
of my children.......Alls well that ends well!
BUT darnnnn what a trip to get to the end!

Summer, glad to hear the news about your DH! Such relief! (Did you really like the anklet? Does it fit right? I can adjust it! THINK of me when you wear it! )

Kar, your baseball schedule sounded insane! Our season ended yesterday
with our guys getting their first WIN! What a heartbreaking season
this has been for the parents! The kids have had a GREAT time playing and
didn't seem to notice that they never won until yesterday! Go figure!

Today marks the end of my "lack of effort in the controlling my food intake and moving my lard a$$ around"...... yahoo! Tomorrow...be ready to listen to me explain my food intake as well as my exercise!

Ya'll take care....will check in again soon....now that I have some TIME!
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Hi Ladies,
Robyn I bet you are glad that your summer has finally arrived. Any big plans for your summer?
We have ballgames until June 22nd. Then I am going to celebrate. I am getting sick of spending all my free time at the ball park!!! My DH is thinking about getting an all star team together and playing for another month after that though. I was not a happy camper with him. I asked him what he was thinking. He said that after ball season how else can we spend our summer. I said taking the kids to the zoo, swimming, hiking, fishing. Time will tell what we are going to be doing in July and August.
My eating has been a little off here lately. His kids don't get to our house in the mornings until 9:30 or 10. They eat breakfast as so as they get here. Then that means a late lunch for us around 3 or 4. Then I ended up snacking around 12 p.m. I am going to have to work on just eating lunch on my own.
Well I better go and take a nap. I had to help with the summer program at school today. I had to be there at 8. I am not use to getting up early durning the summer. I am a little tired. I have to finish mowing the lawn after my nap.
Have a great day!
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Hi all! Sorry I've been incommunicado. It is a highly emotional time in my household and a truly hectic time at school.

It is 4 something am...I've been up since 2 something am. I tried having the A/C on...off...fan on...off...peeing...reading...schoolwork...making DD's lunch...and now, here I am, online. I haven't been up at this hour keeping busy since I was pregnant.

DH is broken hearted. He came home Sunday afternoon. He is really uncomfortable and weak. Even his voice is shaky and slightly high-pitched. (He sounds like my father sounded when he was dying.) Anyway, I have been with him in the hospital every waking moment. Yesterday, I had to return to school. My in-laws (who in the summer live an hour away) were supposed to come and spend the day taking care of him on his first full day home. Let's just preface this to say that my husband's family has issues. Anyhow, I came home from school to find my husband in tears because my in-laws visited only for one hour. He felt so unloved and uncared for. (It is no wonder that he has trouble providing affection and being sensitive/empathetic sometimes.) He was also upset because my DD was performing in a Flag Day show at school and 1. He couldn't go. 2. He knew she was sad about that. 3. My in-laws were invited to go and chose to ignore the invitation and blew it off. 4. He knew if my parents were alive, nothing would have kept them away from the show. He just felt so hurt that his child was disappointed by his parents like he had been his whole life. Well, I left school to attend the show. I also reassured him that DD and I love him and will never abandon him. I also told him that the cycle of being unloving is broken with him. He is capable of loving, and our DD will be a wonderful mother some day. It was so hard to watch him hurting not only physically, but emotionally. They disappointed him when he was at his weakest point. SHAME ON THEM!

School...WOW! The kids went bonkers when they saw me yesterday. I had a heck of a time playing "catch-up." They are so not ready for graduation which is one week away. I have so much paperwork and preparation...not to mention a Father's Day gift for the kids to make. These last two weeks will be INSANE!!! Good news...my evaluation came back with all one's...one's are the highest score you can get!!! My goal for next year is to provide professional development for my colleagues. Thank God that went well.

Robyn, yes I LOVE the anklet...and it is perfect. Thanks again.
Kerry & Robyn, thanks for the prayers and well-wishes for my DH. Since he doesn't get them from the people who brought him into this world, he needs to get them from wherever he can.

Congrats on your summer freedom. I'm only two weeks behind you. God am I ready. I will be sad to say, "Goodbye" to my darlings. Some of them I truly love like my own, and most will go off to other schools never to be seen again. That is the hard part. We are an "overflow" school, so I don't get to watch them grow up. The other part that sucks is that they are really "smart and sophisticated" now. In just a couple of months I have to start with a whole new group of 3-4 year old babies who have never been disciplined, never held a crayon, never held a book, and have a LONG way to go. This is really the best time of the year for me. It is too bad it is so hectic. But really, when isn't it hectic?!
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