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Old 11-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default *** Misfit Monday (11-29-10) ***

So sorry this is late today. I took off work to Christmas shop and forgot I needed to start the new thread!

Made great progress though. alison is done! Michael is almost done and the 3 little girls we buy for are done, too!
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Liz- you have been busy shopping!
Hope everyone else is having a great day!
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Happy Monday to Everyone!

Pretty good day here, just having a hard time getting back into the work grind!

Please say a little prayer for my youngest daughter Corrie - her hamster died during the night! She is having a rough day!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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Sherry- I feel bad for Corrie. Are you going to get another hamster?
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Hi gang! We're back. Had a great time with family and friends - I'll fill you in on details later - still catching up.
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Hi Everyone,

Today was a rough day for me...feeling all the losses of the year.

Hope everyone had a better day!
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I just caught up on last weeks' thread. It was a short one being such a busy week.

Jen - Are you back home? I can completely understand your feelings. This is a very difficult time of year when you have just lost someone special. HUGS.

We enjoyed our visit. We actually got to see both families (my brother and his wife and daughter were at my parents' house briefly). Also saw friends from long ago. I used to babysit for the family and the mom and I became great friends. She was Matron of Honor at our wedding. So, we saw them, the girls I babysat for (3 of them) and their spouses and kids. It was loud, fun and I wish we could see them more often! It was COLD and windy in upstate NY. Really Upstate, not what Denise considers upstate! LOL It even snowed quite awhile when we were at the friends' house. Marie didn't like it - too cold. Of course, she didn't have a coat!!!!!

We came home today - no issues with traffic (which was the plan). I've unpacked everything. I want to change my sheets because I didn't do that before we left. I think we're getting pizza for dinner since I don't have anything defrosted. I took chicken out for tomorrow. I will also make some soup this week. Now I have to start seriously getting ready for Christmas!
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Evening Friends....

Sorry Sherry/Corrie....Been there, it is a sad day when those little snugglie creatures
pass!!!!
Glad all are back safe and sound!!!! I was speaking with my GF that her dad passed recently and we are concerned for another close friend making some bad choices.....
I truly think it's going to be a LLLLOOONNNNGGGG winter!!!
Prayers for all of us...that we get all get thru this winter season!!!!GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!!!!!!!
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I have beds to make too. UGH. But we so love clean sheets, don't we?!
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Well, we got more bad news today, too. A high school friend of Bill's called to share that another friend is in bad shape. The mutual friend had beat brain cancer years ago (10 or more I think). Well, it came back and it has metastitized (don't know if I spelled that right). They have called in hospice. I think Bill feels even worse because he hasn't been keeping in touch. Cancer stinks. It is especially hard for me to hear about those who have beat in in the past and it comes back. Since I'm a survivor, I'm always worried about it coming back . . . just feeling sorry for all involved right now.
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Today I would have been married 30 years. Hmmm.....
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Gosh...what a day, huh?!

Did I tell you that one of my oldest SCS friends who is my age (40 tomorrow actually) is dying of cancer. She has days to 2 weeks.
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Oh my goodness - the last several posts are too sad. We need to cheer ourselves up!
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Hedgie - how are you feeling about that?

I was so depressed today. My dad said yesterday was his bad day. I hope that since I'm feeling better tomorrow will be better!

I have women's bible study tomorrow and a meeting with my lawyer. Ka-ching! Will this ever be over???!!
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OK, Joanne,

We put up the lights on the tree today and will do the ornaments tomorrow.

I worked on fixing my closet today. It's 2/3 done.

I am feeling better.
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Oh and here ya go:

For $196 I got both my lawn mower and snow blower fixed and all ready for the next several seasons.

$50 - delivery
$46 - parts
$100 - labor

Such a deal!! That's for 2 machines! He replaced things (blades, rubber gasket thingies, bolts, belts), oiled everything, oil changes, fuel lines flushed, carboraters adjusted, everything.

He's this old salt of the earth NH guy..his real job is carpet installation but he likes tinkering. Very strange man, but a phenomenal deal. Everything is purring like kittens now and before the snowblower didn't work and the lawn mower was rough....
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hey girls HUGS TO ALL........................had an ok day today, this week will be a LONG one, think the boss and boss's family will be back on Thursday or Friday. So I worked from 7 - 615 today. So it was a LONG DAY..............but we had a good one, mostly played did some work, but I knew I was going to be by myself and didnt want to plan a lot of hands on things. Since the DIRECTOR is my ASSISTANT LOL she had to be out front this week because of the boss's being GONE. Well HUGS AGAIN TO ALL sorry for all of the losses, divorces, etc going on. This time of the year I think is rough on all. Especially if you have lost loved ones that your use to having there.
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Sherry - so sorry to hear about Corrie's hamster

I read through everything - thinking about you all.

I was losing my mind today with Preston crying so much. I called my mama and asked if I could come over so I could have a break. She watched him while I left for 2 hours and ran errands. It felt so good to get out! He was a perfect angel for her, didn't cry and even sucked on his pacifier. I swear she has magic Grandma powers!!

We have a dr. appointment tomorrow afternoon to see how our little guy is doing. I have my long list of questions written down and in my purse.
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Jennifer - I'm so glad your mom helped you out. That is really what you need to do for your own sanity. We love our children, but 24/7 of them especially when they are cranky is tough! Thank goodness for your mama!!!!

The piano tuner is here this morning. Two of the dogs are at the groomers. My van is at the mechanic's. Checking out our little hiccup problem while we were in NY. He thinks (if he can re-create the problem) it should be a solanoid problem and an relatively easy fix. I hope so! It's been okay the last day.

I have had enough excitement to last a very long time. I went to bed last night and woke up around 12:30 hearing voices in the living room. Sounded like Marie and a girl chatting. Apparently, our neighbor's woodstove chimney caught fire! They had had it cleaned out but the leaves had gotten stuck in the flue (spelling?). Their 11 year old daughter was here. Their two dogs were in the yard and their cat and bird were in their car. The cat was NOT happy. Bill lent them our dog crate. When she took the cat back inside, she still wasn't happy!

Thankfully no one was hurt and no major damage but still - a little too much excitement the last couple of days. Enough already!
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Sherry- I feel bad for Corrie. Are you going to get another hamster?

I don't know, Joan, she still has one - Mr. Whiskers. I'll let her decide if she wants another one, maybe in a few weeks! We'll see how she feels!

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Sherry - so sorry to hear about Corrie's hamster

I read through everything - thinking about you all.

I was losing my mind today with Preston crying so much. I called my mama and asked if I could come over so I could have a break. She watched him while I left for 2 hours and ran errands. It felt so good to get out! He was a perfect angel for her, didn't cry and even sucked on his pacifier. I swear she has magic Grandma powers!!

We have a dr. appointment tomorrow afternoon to see how our little guy is doing. I have my long list of questions written down and in my purse.

Thank you for your thoughts!

Grandma's have special powers - didn't you know that! I'm glad you enjoyed your time out! and don't ever feel guilty about getting out for a bit too! You need it and it is great for Preston to have grandma time!

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Good Morning!

thanks to Joan, Jennifer and all for the nice thoughts for Corrie! She was pretty upset, but has gotten better! She was playing her clarinet for Mr. Whiskers last night!

Joanne - I'm sorry for your neighbors - I'm glad it was not too bad and everyone is safe!

Jen - sorry about having to see the lawyer - I always hated going when I was going thru my divorce!

I know I read more, but have forgotten what I wanted to say!

I hope everyone has a great day!

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Hi Ladies,

Well, I'm back to work. It was nice to have the time off to be with the kids, but I do love my job and have so much fun with my patients.!!!

So being the clutzy one that I am, I managed to find an icy spot in the parking lot walking into work. I didn't fall but twisted my knee a little. It kind of is sore but I don't think it ruined any of the surgery stuff. I'm just prone to that stuff I quess.
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I changed by avetar and just wanted to see if it worked. Hee Hee
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Oh no! Please be careful out there!

Lawyers went OK. Not happy with stuff, but whatever....divorce screws you no matter what.
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Hedgie - how are you feeling about that?

I was so depressed today. My dad said yesterday was his bad day. I hope that since I'm feeling better tomorrow will be better!

I have women's bible study tomorrow and a meeting with my lawyer. Ka-ching! Will this ever be over???!!

I don't know how to feel really. Just sort of-- nothing.
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Jen - sorry about the whole divorce situation. It is never easy.

Camie - OUCH!!!! I hope it isn't too bad. You poor thing!

I had a pretty lazy day. When the piano tuner left around 10:15 I went back to bed. I dozed off and on most of the afternoon. My knees hurt (I have too much weight on me!), backache and cramps (yes, that time of the month). I'm okay now but it was an unproductive day.

Bill had to pick up the dogs from the groomer since my car was at the mechanic's. We had a little glitch while we were in NY and wanted to have it checked out. Car didn't want to shift - Bill shut the car off, turned it back on and all was fine. Our mechanic (who is AWESOME) said if/when it happens again bring it in, but for now we are okay. Bill just had a lot of calls at work so he was a little frazzled.
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To me that sounds better than "sad" or "disappointed" or whatever. So sort of a good thing?
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Preston's dr. appointment went fine. He's now up to 8 pounds 15 ounces - he's still such a little guy!! He's perfectly healthy and doing well. They don't think he has colic, but just needs more sleep which is causing the crying. I hope they're right! I got a few pointers on things I can try and she's going to call and check on me Friday to see if they've worked. I love the pediatric office we picked - the staff is awesome! And, I've lost another pound Pretty surprising considering the way I've been eating lately.

My dad is flying in on Friday to meet our little guy. I went to the Hallmark store today and got him a recordable storybook as his Christmas present to record for Preston since he doesn't live close by. I think he will enjoy his gift. I got him the Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star book: Recordable Storybooks for Kids & More | Hallmark Stores
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Jennifer - so happy that Preston is happy and growing!! I do have to laugh - Drew was 8/12 at birth and Preston has just hit that! LOL.

I know you didn't ask, but really, my take on the sleeping is: schedule, schedule, schedule. Take his cues but then stick to it. He needs to know what is going to happen and when. Also, whenever I did feedings or changings in the middle of the night, I only used a nightlight and kept it super dark - no talking except to tell him what's happening, no play, no extra snuggles - they pretty quickly got the message that dark = sleep.

Those are the best things that worked for me!!
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Thanks Jen. We're trying to get him on a schedule.
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It's so much harder than we all thought, isn't it?! From experience I can tell you that those cranky babies turn into super sweet kids - they just came into this world more sensitive.

My nephew seems to be thriving on no schedule but that would drive me insane and did when I babysat him because I wouldn't know what he needed!
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Jennifer- Happy to hear that Preston is growing. My humble opinion do whatever works for your little guy. Grammas do have a special touch. Take care of yourself with help with the little guy too.
Jen- Sorry about the divorce situations. I thank God I never had to deal with that!
Sherry- I am glad that Corrie has another hamster.
Camie- OWEE... Be careful. Ice is slippery LOL
Joanne- We had similar problems with our car for years!

I had a fun grandma moment last night. I answered the phone and I heard a baby crying. I nearly hung and then I realized it was Amber. she had my son's cell phone and hit the redial. I kept talking. My son said she stopped crying put her head on his shoulder and just looked at the phone. it was so cute!
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Jennifer - so happy that Preston is happy and growing!! I do have to laugh - Drew was 8/12 at birth and Preston has just hit that! LOL.

I know you didn't ask, but really, my take on the sleeping is: schedule, schedule, schedule. Take his cues but then stick to it. He needs to know what is going to happen and when. Also, whenever I did feedings or changings in the middle of the night, I only used a nightlight and kept it super dark - no talking except to tell him what's happening, no play, no extra snuggles - they pretty quickly got the message that dark = sleep.

Those are the best things that worked for me!!

My Drew was 9/3 At 10 he is almost as tall as I am and outweighs me by about 20 pounds.
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Hi Ladies, sorry I haven't been around much. I had surgery on the 18th on my ear, got the stitches taken out today. I had my ear drum replaced with an implant, my ear drum had been sucked back and down from where it should have been and I didn't have enough hearing bones to reconstruct the ear drum. I also had a cyst removed.

I'm feeling great from the surgery, but life has been hectic, crazy and sad. I'll put the sad part in a separate post. From reading it sounds as if alot of us are having a rough time right now.
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Paul's dad Perry passsed away on Novemeber 22. We are having a rosary on friday and his funeral is Saturday morning. Paul and his siblings are helping his Mom tomorrow to pick out the Music, readings and the burial plot.

Of course we are in the middle of a winter storm with icy roads, Paul and his brother that lives here are waiting to see what the roads will be like tomorrow.

I'm still at work waiting for the crazies to quit wrecking and then I will venture out.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:33 PM   #37
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Heather - when I saw that you were here I was so happy. I am sorry to hear the sad news. It is so especially difficult to lose people this time of year. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are donig okay, too. Surgery is never fun.

Jennifer - I'm glad you got some answers, some good advice and that you like your doctors and staff. That is also really important. Preston is like Marie. She was such a little baby - 7 lbs. 3 oz. We were with friends who have a six month old - she weighs 18 pounds. Marie didn't weigh 18 lbs. until she was a year old!!!!!!

Also, those same friends were staying exactly what you are dealing with: they felt they had no clue with their first child. It is such a learning experience. Add to that - every baby is different, so you don't know that your first can be like your second. Marie was the easy baby - Julie not so much. I don't know that I would have had a second so soon after if Julie had been born first!

Oh - memories. I just watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". I have a very specific memory of watching it at my grandparents' house. They had a color TV - we didn't! I just showed my age! I had to be five or under because my grandfather passed away when I was six. I don't have a lot of fond memories of this grandfather - he scared me as a child! I'm happy to be remembering this!
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Heather- sorry to hear about Paul's Dad's passing. I will say a prayer for him. I hope the weather clears up! I am glad the surgery went well for you!
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Nikki - you must be tired. I can only imagine! You are an awesome employee. Anyone should be PROUD to have you!
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