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TOP TEN THINGS ONLY WOMEN UNDERSTAND
10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
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6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
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2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.

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1. OTHER WOMEN
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Video of Preston taking a few steps on his own. I'm a proud mama

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jennifer- what a great remembrance! It is so wonderful to capture there firsts!
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Hi! Feels like I have been gone forever!

First I flew to Houston to take my sister back to her house in Ft. Worth. She had a motorcycle wreck and was pretty beat up, worst thing is a broken shoulder. She is doing so good now! so I took her back to Ft. worth, stayed a few days, then flew home. Then I went to Lubbock for the Tech football game on Friday and came home on Sunday. I'm so glad to be home! I really love being at home and just piddling around the house. I always have a project to work on!

Nikki - glad you were not picked for your inspection!

Jennifer - Yea for Preston!

Nikki - I hope your DH is feeling much better!

Hi to everyone Liz, Joan, Jen, hedgie, Joann - I hope y'all have had a great week so far!

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hello hope you all had a good day today mine was pretty good. went to dr this morning they took 6 things of blood so we shall see what all the results are going to be. i was telling her about my issues with my montly thing. i havent had a period since July. then this week i have had the symptoms but not the period. so i dont know we shall see.
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How'd the talk go Nikki?

I hope the doc can figure out what is wrong and you'll be well soon! Wish you could all go to my endocrinologist!! She's soo good at that stuff. Explained all about hormones/PCOS (there are different types!), insulin resistance, etc.
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DH's niece is in need of prayers. She was hurt in a 4 wheeler accident in the middle of the desert. She has been air lifted to the nearest hospital. She lost a lot of blood due to a severed abdominal artery. Her life is touch and go. She is 35 yrs old and is a single mom of 2 boys.
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well i have the PCOS insulin resistance i am on 1500mg metphormine she told me today she may put me on a low dose of birth control or up my metphormine. She will look at the blood work and all the hormones.

The TALK he is serious about taking his retirement. He sees that his health isnt getting any better. So he wanted to know if i would either quit work on go part time. So i dont know what I am going to do. But I did say that I will wait until these kids graduate before I decide what I am going to do. I probably will work part time. But hes ready to give it up. He has been for awhile, but now I think he sees that hes not getting any better as the days go by. So i dont know we shall see hes been retiring for about 7 years now LOL
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Joan sorry to hear about your DH neice. Praying shes ok
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If metphormin isn't working, would she try another drug? I know that mine said met. is the first step (though I'm not at that point). That was enough to scare me to really try to get some of this weight off!

I do have to say that it is hard, but I am feeling much better since going gluten free - since that elimnates most bad foods! As my friend said, even though I'm not diabetic, I'm eating like one and that's a good thing.

Prayers for your Dh's niece, Joan!!
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thanks Jen Hedgie, Joan, Joanne sweet of you ladies,

Joanne DH said he will be fine he just doesnt feel good, i wonder if its the medicine hes on for his back? on a muscle relaxer and steroid ????

Steroids make Ken super crazy energetic--like can't sleep at all. Muscle relaxers make me have scary, hallucinagenic dreams.

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Sherry - glad you're back, we missed you!

Joan - please update us on DH's niece.

Nikki - I was on Metformin for years and never noticed a difference. I hope your dr. finds something that works for you.
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I found out last night that a friend's son passed away very unexpectedly. He was only 20 and just moved to Washington state. He was found in his bed and they don't know what happened yet.

I just can't imagine
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Jennifer, how terrible, my heart goes out to the family. May God truly comfort them.
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Sadly, a friend of mine just called completely hysterical and in tears because her dear friend who is a mother of a five year old committed suicide. As you said, Jennifer, cannot even begin to imagine.... there are no words. So terribly tragic.
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Cat - that's horrible! So much sadness right now...

I'm going to take a nap while Preston's down. I didn't sleep well last night.
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Joan - Prayers for your neice that God will watch over her and help her recover!

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Nikki - prayers and good thoughts for you and your DH!

Crazy day so far!

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Nichole- Take care of yourself and DH.
Caterina- Praying for the family.
Jennifer- So young and tragic.
I don't have any updates on dh's niece.
Today was a better day at work.... not great but better!
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My goodness, so much pain and sadness. More people added to my prayers.

Bill is home - had I told you all that he was in CO? I was so happy to see him when he got home! Marie told me that I was snippy with her - really? She forgot to tell me to call Julie back - and somehow that was my fault? She is just like Bill's father. I'm beginning to think he had Asperger's too. I know we didn't raise her this way and Julie is not this way. . .

It has been drizzling all day - humid and sticky and icky! The cooler, drier air isn't due until later tomorrow night or Saturday. I'll bet if we get any wind, lots of leaves will be coming down.
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ladies, thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers. i want find out anything until probably monday or tuesday. so we shall see.

Sorry for all of the deaths in the familys wow unbelievable. praying for all.

i am at work took a break to sit down, been a busy day. i have to play manager tonight my usual Thursday night thing. I dont get time to the computer that often so when i do i like to check in from work so hope you all have had a great day today
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Nikki - you really do amaze me. You keep going, working hard and you always have a kinds word for others. You are a gem!

I cannot believe that I cooked dinner, we ate and cleaned up before 6 p.m. Probably because Bill got home early and it got me moving. We had Swedish meatballs, carrots and green beans. The carrots I cooked in chicken broth and they were yummy!
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Hi Jo, lucky you, dinner already. I'm still at work trying to stay focused, its not going very well obviously.

Sorry to read that Marie is causing you grief, too bad you can't force her to therapy/meds.
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So sorry for the sad things going on. Stay strong everyone!

Kind of crazy over here. Last day of testing tomorrow! Woo HOOO! My dad just got into town tonight too!

Busy weekend ahead - will try to check in.
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I was in tears all day. My dept threw a lovely luncheon for me today. It was over the top, plus three presents.

A couple said they did this hoping I would change my mind. I swear I almost did. Then I remembered why I am doing what I am doing.

Anyway, I have a h/a from crying, feel exhausted from the emotions.

I am so sorry about the sadness, I only had a brief glimpse at the posts. Will respond more this weekend.
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...it was a hard day...as previously no one got along....now ..

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Joanne I try and try i amaze myself sometimes LOL
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Hedgie - it is amazing sometimes, isn't it?! I do think you made the right choice.
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Good morning and happy Friday! It is has been really pouring since last night. Poor Reynold, he just left in all of this to do his vending.
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"$5.37." That's what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bell
said to me.

I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes
and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher. Having
already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back
out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the
Elmo hairdo said the hardest thing anyone has ever said to
me. He said, "It's OK. I'll just give you the senior citizen
discount."

I turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the
sound of change hitting the counter in front of me. "Only
$4.68," he said cheerfully.

I stood there stupefied. I am 56, not even 60 yet. A mere
child! Senior citizen?

I took my burrito and walked out to the truck, wondering
what was wrong with Elmo. Was he blind? As I sat in the
truck, my blood began to boil. Old? Me?

I'll show him, I thought. I opened the door and headed back
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with a smile.

Before I could say a word, he held up something and jingled
it in front of me, like I could be that easily distracted!
What am I now? A toddler?

"Dude! Can't get too far without your car keys, eh?"

I stared with utter disdain at the keys. I began to
rationalize in my mind. "Leaving keys behind hardly makes a
man elderly! It could happen to anyone!"

I turned and headed back to the truck. I slipped the key
into the ignition, but it wouldn't turn. What now? I checked
my keys and tried another. Still nothing.

That's when I noticed the purple beads hanging from my rear
view mirror. I had no purple beads hanging from my rear view
mirror.

Then, a few other objects came into focus. The car seat in
the back seat. Happy Meal toys spread all over the
floorboard. A partially eaten doughnut on the dashboard.

Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the
alien vehicle.

Moments later I was speeding out of the parking lot,
relieved to finally be leaving this nightmarish stop in my
life. That is when I felt it, deep in the bowels of my
stomach: hunger! My stomach growled and churned, and I
reached to grab my burrito, only it was nowhere to be found.

I swung the truck around, gathered my courage, and strode
back into the restaurant one final time. There Elmo stood,
draped in youth and black nail polish. All I could think
was, "What is the world coming to?"

All I could say was, "Did I leave my food and drink in
here"? At this point I was ready to ask a Boy Scout to help
me back to my vehicle and then go straight home and apply
for Social Security benefits.

Elmo had no clue. I walked back out to the truck, and
suddenly a young lad came up and tugged on my jeans to get
my attention. He was holding up a drink and a bag. His
mother explained, "I think you left this in my truck by
mistake."

I took the food and drink from the little boy and sheepishly
apologized.

She offered these kind words: "It's OK. My grandfather does
stuff like this all the time."

All of this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in a
40. Yes, I was racing some punk kid in a Toyota Prius. And
no, I told the officer, I'm not too old to be driving this
fast.

As I walked in the front door, my wife met me halfway down
the hall. I handed her a bag of cold food and a $300
speeding ticket. I promptly sat in my rocking chair and
covered up my legs with a blankey.

The good news was I had successfully found my way home.
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Today marks my wonderful Dad's 100th birthday. So very grateful to God for the 83 years given to us with him - we were all truly blessed. He was, is and forever will be a terrific father, grandfather and great-grandfather. <3
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My best friend from junior high school is coming to my house tomorrow! We went our separate ways in high school and we haven't seen each other in 18 years. We just reconnected through FB about a year ago. She lives about an hour away.

I'm excited and nervous!
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