peg.........it's school vacation week......LOL....my kids are not allowed to sleep out on a school night....i also don't allow them sleep out of the house for more than one night.......which has made me the big mean jerky mom all week.....LOL.......
ruth.....i don't call it laziness, i also call it smart!!!!!!!
hi candace!!!!!! sorry for no energy.....so is week 5 done after today??? next week is the last week of radiation??? what about pt??? is that going to resume when your strength is back?? or is your rom back to normal??? sorry for the ramble of ??'s......
thinking of you cristina!!!!! hope your doc office treats you with the respect and compassion you so deserve there today......grrrrrr....my blood is still boiling over the way they treated you on the phone!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!
no colleen...that doesn't make you the mean mom that makes you the caring mom
and my god...don't those kids ever go to school.....lol.....don't they have spring break/easter break coming soon too or do they do things differently in mass than they do in nj?????
My sister is in USVI again (school is out this week) she has decided to MOVE THERE.. WTF! She is going to take a leave of absence (she is tenure'd) and just go.. speechless....
No word from Christina yet? you don't think they would indue right then do you?
try telling them that, peg.......LOL.........it's been my rule forever.......they've never been able to sleep over 2 nights in a row......no way........but i guess since it's vacation, they thought i would bend the rules......NOPE!!!!!! it was part of the reason of my awful mood yesterday.......sarah totally put me on the spot and then her and dan made me feel awful about my "rule"....but i stood my ground and was just po'd at them instead of giving in.......i won't get into the other reasons for my mood, but they were all along those same lines....dan backing the kids up......he is just starting to be allowed to stick his head out of the dog house.....freakin men.......LOL!!!!!! ok......tangent.......LOL.....
our next vacation is the 3rd week of april......i'm sure we have a long weekend for easter or something ........but ya.....we get christmas, february, and april vacations(week off at atime, christmas is usually longer....) then summer break...........never mind all the dang monday holidays, teacher conventions, these kids never go to damn school.........LOL!!!!!!!!
kell, i think her appt was at 12:45.......and they very well may.........get her set up in a room to get the process started.......whatever the decision....i hope cristina is able to be part of the decision making, and feel ok about it.......
and your sister...i'm of the mindset that i can't control other people.....i can voice my opinion and let them make up their own mind, and support them........what's she got to lose??? the chance of living in the virgin islands...if it doesn't work....she's tenured, she comes back and goes back to work......my brother moved cross country when he was 22 yrs old....no job, no nothing......it was in his mindset and he made it work!!! scary chit......but ......oppurtunities only come around so often.......i say let her go and explore it.....(of course easy for me to say that....it's not my sister.......my whole family lives away from me.....so it's easy for me to disassociate......)
((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) i'm sure it can't be easy........are you guys going to get together and talk about this??
yea....cristina's appointment wasn't until 12:45....regardless of what happens i hope that she can get a chance to update us...and yes like colleen i really hope she is 'ok' with everything or atleast as 'ok' as she can be if that makes any sense!!!!!!
kelly.....yep...can't control how she wants to live her life......i'd let her know your concerns though but i don't think you can get 'mad' if she doesn't agree....and look at it this way.......you won't have to pay for a hotel when you go to visit ...I'd visit as often as i can in the next year
oh and KAT.........your night sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!! drinks and music..........sounds amazing!!!!!!
in fact.....we can all plan a BBB meetup there (kid/hubby free of course)
peg........i was thinking the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'd love to go to the USVI!!!!!!!
OKay, fed the kids lunch, got them down for a nap, got a shower and got a load of clothes going. Still need a bulldozer to work through all the toys/clothes on my floor. And thank goodness I'm not taking a picture of my kitchen counters today. They are full of dirty disheS!!! :eek:
Cristina, I think you've been at your appointment for an hour now. Hoping that you were treated kindly and with compassion at your appointment and that hopefully you can at least go home and rest tonight.
I went to USVI for our honeymoon.. it was amazing! I don't blame her at all... I am just selfish and want my sister here!
Seriously girls when are we going to meet up? it's been close to 5 years!
I went to USVI for our honeymoon.. it was amazing! I don't blame her at all... I am just selfish and want my sister here!
Seriously girls when are we going to meet up? it's been close to 5 years!
Not selfish at all. I wouldn't want my sister going anywhere either!!
Which reminds me of Tracy. How are you Tracy? Did you definitely take the new job? Did you find childcare yet?
crazy nice weather again like 70!
We really need to amp up the backyard redo.. about half way done now. Fencing is the major issue.. we want it enclosed to keep the dog out.. and fencing is expensive.. looking into options.
i can understand you wanting her to stay, kelly.....i totally wanted my brother and chris to never leave here.....even if i was puking!!!!! the thought of him going "home" 3000 miles away.......breaks my heart everytime i think about it!!!!!!!(((((HUGS))))))
and candace, you have way more than i have today.........LOL!!!!!!!
RANDOM: (but kind of fun, at least to me) My cycles are sooooo short, so I decided I should probably track them a little more accurately than just in my head. lol I've been with FF since 2006, so I figured it's super easy to use (even though we're definitely NOT TTC!)... today is Day 1, but my last AF started on Feb 2.... and the last time I entered a new cycle was on Feb 2, 2010 - the cycle where I conceived the twins! It was this past cycle 2 years ago, same day, that changed my life forever! haha In fact, I bet it was right around this time 2 years ago that I found out i was pregnant.... I wonder how often my cycles start on the same date like that?
While I'm on the topic, how long are your cycles? I was averaging 24 days, but I'm getting more and more 22, 23 days. They're definitely getting shorter. In my 20s, they were usually 24-26 days.
Peg you get word on how Ty is doing? How's Lyssa doing so far? Ugh, hope it avoids her! having fun today with your buddy?
Colleen how's your abode? And dang yeah, your kids are always off school! But MA is a state with good schools, etc, so they must be doing something right! Well I guess if kids are sick, it's good to have Dan home today? Maybe, sometimes a daddy home makes things harder LMAO!!!!
Cristina, thinking of you! I hope the news your getting sits well! :bigarmhug:
Candace I'm sorry you are so tired Momma. And so sorry DH has to work so many hours, that's SO hard on a regular basis, let alone now with all you are going thru.
Kelly from the outside, I'd say be supportive that your sister has a great opportunity whether it works out in the long run or not, she's a big girl. But I do understand missing your sister who you've been around your whole life. But i'm like Colleen, not been around family since I was 18, and that was only my parents, no extended family since single digit age. I'd just support her now, and support her later if it doesn't work out!
Kat your evening sounds divine! Yah, Greenville is a great place for you to fly!
Kerri, sorry Belle is sick. And Ben too. KUP on the pedi.
Ruth, I think you are a smart mom too! Going out keeps everyone entertained!!!!
Hmmm, what else............
The house stuff.....we just don't want to raise our kids where we are living now, if we didn't have kids we'd stay. Neither of us are interested in fighting DC traffic to go and see the sights with the kids. When we lived in Arlington, I worked 18 miles from our apartment. It took 1.5 hours each way to get there, longer if it was raining or an accident...that's pretty much normal traffic all the time in that area, no interest in dealing with that to see interesting things. Anyway, more to it than just that, where we live now, can't take walks, there's a road next to us that's semi flat, but other than that, it would be hiking. Cant' ride bikes, Daphne falls down and rolls down the hill of our yard, nothing less than an hour away to do as a family, no kids activities, etc. The goal is a year from now to move, sooner if we can. Just have to figure out the house stuff.
crying baby, bbl
Ruth, now that we aren't TTC, my cycles are now perfect 28 day ones. Seriously makes me want to CRY over it, seriously body?????? TTC Colby cycles were anywhere from 32-48 days, Daphne was 30-43 days, never the same twice. Last 5 cycles now, 28 days. THANKS BODY!!!!
ruth, i still track my cycles on ff.........not O and all.....just cd 1...........and yup............my cycles have shortened, too........and like julie......when i was ttc, my cycles ran 33-36 days.......with O day being anywhere from cd20-24.......now......i've shaved a day off prettymuch everymonth since i stopped nursing back in sept.....i'm down to a 28 day cycle!!!!!!!!
julie........your plan sounds awesome!!!!!!!!! i think it's fantastic that your thinking about the future of your kids.......awesome!!!!!!!!! i googled greenville.........and it looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Colleen, I only did laundry because I absolutely had NOTHING to wear today that was even remotely clean.
Julie, I think Greenville would be a great place to live! How close is that to your mom?
We're under tornado watches until 8pm tonight. It was 78 degrees earlier today and expected to drop to around 55 or lower by tonight. Fun times. So happy that, as Julie said, I get to sit in RDU traffic going to my appointment tonight where everyone acts like they have never driven in rain.
Ruth did Brian (or was it Micah?! :eek: ) have their appointment yet? When is that?
Well, haven't had a cycle in a while, but after Cadence and after Ella when I got my cycle back they were 24-26 days. Pre-kids I was textbook 28day cycles.
And Ruth, I think I got my BFP with Wade on 2/21
Since having Belle my cycles have been perfect 28 days. I haven't had a cycle since the implanon in nov of 2010. I figure if we decide we want another when the implanon comes out in 2013 well be back to wonky like preBelle.
The Ped didn't want to see either child. They do want flu swabs for both, but I really don't think they have flu. I mostly wanted them to check Belles ears and chest. When the ibuprofen is on board she's fine, but she looks yucky when it wears off and she slows down.
Hmmm, so it seems like having babies (or multiple babies) evens out cycles! What the heck!
Oooo Candace I hope you guys stay okay! I still remember the dang tree in your house, I'd have pooped my pants over that one! Huge temp drop, hope things stay okay. Well yahoooo for some clean clothes lol!!!!
Colleen I think we figured out that our cycles are just about in sync LMAO! Yeah, again, thanks bodies lol!!!!!!
Greenville is about 3 hours from my Mom. Honestly when we were talking about where we'd want to go, Charlottesville VA was an option, it's a progressive college town, we were stuck on that for a while. But then DH totally brought up Greenville SC, he really loves my Dad, and how fantastic the area is was hard to ignore...so I totally went with it, secretly overjoyed that he came up with that himself lol!!!
Wow ya'll have been chatty today!!! Let's see what I can remember...
Cristina, :bigarmhug: I would be very upset with the OB too! I have been thinking of you today and I hope all is going well.
Candace, Tornados are so scary! I hope the bad weather says away from you. And JD has been doing a bit better at the PT day care. Only cries half the time.
Colleen, noooooooo!!! I was so hoping that your house would be over the pukes!!!! I'm sorry :bigarmhug:
Julie, I am doing okay, thanks for asking. Taking it one day at a time. CBS news was on Jerry's ship last week as they were passing through the strait of hormuz and they were all talking about how a bunch of Iranian boats were coming too close for comfort to them and how Iran has warned the US not to send any more ships throught the strait.... That contributed to most of my stress. They made it through to the gulf with no problems but they still have to go back through when they leave the gulf.... How is Daphne doing today? Good luck with making that tough decision about moving! I hope it all works out for you.
Peg, You know me, I am always down for drinks I never thought I would ever say this to anyone, but I hope you get jury duty, lol.
Kat, enjoy date night!
Kelly, I think your sister moving to the USVI (ya, it took me a minute to figure out what the heck USVI meant...) would be a good opportunity for her. I know that she would need your support now more than ever. It is hard to let somone you love move away like that...
Ruth, how were Micah's ears? Hopefully all is well.
BBL....JD is going nuts. Little turkey took a 15 min nap this morning now he is all cranky.
I updated on FB...forgot about here
Emily- I can see why you'd be so worried with tensions high between Iran and the US. I hope he makes it safely back through the gulf.
Kelly- USVI is the Virgin Islands? I'm guessing?
My cycles have always been 26-30 days, usually 28 days. I don't know how treatment is going to affect my fertility though, so I may stop having cycles and go into menopause.
Julie- sounds like those are very good reasons to move away. I am so sick of the traffic in this area, but this apartment just won't sell.
Cristina, a friend of mine who had a HER+ tumor got her cycle back about 3-4 months after stopping chemo. That's about how far out I am and I *think* I may have ovulated this past week. My doctor said that she estimated there was about 20% chance I would lose my cycle completely (it would be a much higher percentage if I was in my 40s). Thanks for poppin in over here!
I'm outta here. Gonna try to beat these storms to the hospital!! :roll:
My cycles are regulated with the BCP. When I was TTC with Wyatt mine were all over the place.........48-70 days. m/c, went back to normal after that. got preggo with Wyatt three months later.....but I dont know what they would do off the BCP.....not willing to take that chance.
Colleen, crazy they both got sick practically at the same time....hope you dont get it
Peg fingers crossed for jury duty!!!
Julie, kup on the moving.
I can get my fat foot in regular pull on cowboy boots, so I wear Justin Chukkas....
I love these....bout time for a new pair...mine are pretty worn out.
These I use for 'work' boots...They are tennie shoe type and are so very comfortable.http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaew_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-bootbarn_us-Site/Sites-masterCatalog_Bootbarn/default/v1330114422761/medium/Roper_021-0350-0799_15.jpg
Zack wants to run in for a hair cut.....his hair is pretty long and DH says this weekend to get it cut or he gets a buzz on Sunday night....so he is really pushing to go in.
wow...got super busy this afternoon..poop
dang....no jury duty on monday....get to call back at 5 to see if i need to report on tuesday :roll: that doesn't do me any good....lol
ty is doing ok.....steve said he was cranky when he woke up but after some tylenol he was fine...had a great lunch....can't get onto photobucket right now or i'd post a pic he sent...the boy love oodles of noodles (soup noodles as he calls them)
julie....i think that's a valid reason for wanting to move.....and i'm secretly glad that your secretly glad that joe thought of that himself
ruth....my used to be 28 but they are getting shorter...i'd say mabye 24 but i actually haven't counted....have an app for that now
kristi...i love those boots
emily....maybe drinks tomorrow night...i might be asleep by 8 oclock tonight
alright....gotta go see the bumpkins......peace out sistas!!!!!
ahhh candace..hope you don't get any tornados....scary.....good luck getting to radiation!!!
Miss E needs some spring clothes and I found some cute coordinates at Target.
I adore the shirt and the bottoms are seperate so she can wear shorts or leggings and the leggings go with other shirts too.
a few play shirts
love the neckline on this one
I got Owen these
looking for the shorts to match at other Targets .. sold out of the 4T's
Spring has sprung here
crapola for no jury duty, peg.............glad ty is doing better, though!!!!!!!!
candace......hope there are no tornadoes.......the thought of one scares the bajeezeezs out of me........stay safe.......1 more week!!!!!!!!
kelly......adorable outfits!!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and oooooooooo i love spring flowers.......when the scent is in the air.........soon....i'm sure it will be a lot sooner this year than some.......LOL......
Those are so cute...
I really miss going shopping. I really need a trip to TX...LOL
Super cute clothes, Kelly! Having moved for a guy (for the summer initially, but we were talking about making it permanent) I just have one thing to say, just from my own experience. It puts a lot of pressure to make the relationship work when someone moves JUST for the other person. If your sister had some other reason for wanting to move there, it would make a big difference. But moving just to be with someone puts both people in an awkward situation... it's kind of hard to explain and I'm tired so maybe I'll try again tomorrow... but I had forgotten all about that aspect of moving for someone.
Micah has an ear infection. Actually, I really wish his pedi had been able to get a better look at his ears, but he fought it BIG TIME. The doctor even commented about how strong the little turd is. (my words, not his ;)). He was totally fine with all aspects of the exam but would NOT let the doctor anywhere near his ears. Micah did the exact same thing to me when I attempted to peek in them with our otoscope at home earlier today, too, and I never got a look inside. I guess that in itself is probably a decent sign that his ears are bothering him... Our pedi also watched him walk all over the place and didn't see anything alarming. Phew. He's still just trying to get his balance figured out. You know how new toddlers have the frankenstein walk and hold their upper bodies still without swinging their arms? Micah is still very much in that phase. While we watched him walk with his shirt off, he would sometimes have his left shoulder lower than his right, then it would switch, then they'd be even. His head generally angles slightly to the left, but if he's standing and holding on to something or if he's sitting, it's straight. Our pedi said he's always amazed at the things mothers notice. lol I'm just thankful my little Micah bug is okay.
OK, off to bed or I'm going to be a sleepy grump tomorrow.
Oh yeah, Mel - if you're lurking - I thought about you all several times today and hope things are going well there. I hope Rick is doing okay.
And where the heck is Deb? Probably busy moving and getting settled?
OK, I'm sure it will be dead in here tomorrow so hopefully I'll have a chance to catch up.
Ruth sorry for the ei but glad everything is ok with his walking
Candace..another wk down yay
Ty is pretty much back to normal yay
Heading to costco....should be a free trip...got a 600 dollar refund check for using their American express...woot
bbl to comment more, but candace how did you guys do last nite? i talked to my mom in sc, and there was a tornado in her county, trees down everywhere and power out....hope you guys are okay!
Have fun at Costco, Peg! Is Alyssa still acting fine?
Ruth, isn't it awesome when you can trust your pedi to set your mind at ease? I have seen a gazillion doctors and some of them I would trust anything they told me...some of them not so much!
Colleen, hope Sarah and Max are recovered and you have a nice relaxing weekend!
It is pretty chilly and super windy here today, but the sun is shining and it is gorgeous! Thankful that there were no tornadoes.
Kelly, love the clothes and the pretty flowers. The daffodils are already blooming here, too. Crazy. Just hoping my azaleas hold off for a while longer (a good while!) so they don't bloom and then get bitten by a late freeze!
Cristina, I think I saw on FB that you are shopping today. Have fun!
I will be here trying to work through this mess. The cleaning fairies did not come clean my house last night. DH is at work, so just me and the kiddos. I'm just glad I don't have to pack them all up to leave at 4:00!
Have a good day everybody!
Posting at same time, Julie! You know, the storms really stayed far south of us. Sounds like your mom is okay! Hope she didn't have storm damage. I really don't like all this "severe weather/tornado watch" business!!!!
Did D sleep any better last night?
just stopping by to say "Yay for normal baby poop!"
The things you say when you're a mom... geese..
Didn't read back except to see there are more sickies again. Hope everyone is feeling better.
We had off school this (past) week, too, so were in Pittsburgh visiting my mom. Miles did the weird mucous puking thing again and then the worst runs we've had yet (like all over himself, me, my moms floor, etc). He was asleep at the time, too. Icky. It was like BFed baby poop but like grown man amount. I'll stop with the grossness now.
Anyway, we were supposed to stay through the weekend but yesterday I decided to pack it in and come home. I can't tell you how excited I am to have a full weekend at home. I've got tons of stuff to do, but at least I'm home. I was getting STRESSED being away. Especially with a sickie.
I'm being paged to go eat lunch now. Will try to catch up later!
emily......ugh.........so sorry miles was sick your whole vacation.......your gross description sounds awful.....i hope he can chill and feel better now that you guys are home....
ruth.....glad you went with your gut and brought micah in.....hope you have a good weekend!!!!!
candace......so glad tornadoes weren't an issue for you last night!!!!!! the fairies missed my house, too!!! hope you make some headway!!!!! i asked a day ago or so...so you have one week left......then what.....retesting??? pt?? just curious!!!! your always in my thoughts!!!!!!
cristina.....have a good day shopping!!!!!! how's baby boy doing?? moving around a bunch in there for ya??? oooo i miss that feeling sooo much!!!!!!!! your always in my thoughts, too!!!!!!!!!!
peg..........score on the 600 kickback!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mel......if your lurking.......thinking of you guys.......i think today was the actual service.....i hope rick is doing well and finding peace.
kerri........yay, that ben is finally starting to get his poop together...LOL!!!! hope this weekend everyone can rest and recover!!!!!!!
my guys.....max is fine....showered, and back to normal......sarah has that flu hangover where every bone in your body hurts, and she has a raging headache......poor kid......i keep trying to pump her up with fluids.......at least eleminate the dehydration factor......that's it....already been to lowes/ and grocery shopping........and it is windy as heck here..........cold and windy!!!!!!! so just a day of vegging......dan is watching king kong the movie with the girls.......really?? whatever!!!!!!!!!!!
Freeshopping at Costco today included a 250 buck liquor bill...but that included a case of wine plus 4cream bottles- a case of Sam Adams and a gallon of Jim beam.......
Dawe the most adorable kids lounger for the deck....may have to get that next time we are there
Julie...write...glad your mom us ok..scary
Candace...glad no tornadoes there
Emily..sorry you had to cut your trip short...hope milEd feels better
Coll...glad max is better....king Kong...lol
Damn Peg, I'm coming to your house for some hooch! That's awesome you got that much back? Is that for the year? We've been thinking of getting that Amex card, it works for gas and stores both, right? I think it was 1% back at wal mart (which I know you don't shop at lol!) and other stores of the like. Sounds like a good deal! Soooo glad Ty is doing much better! WHEW!!!!!!
Colleen LMAO at the king kong movie! what did the girls think of it? HAHA too funny! Glad everyone is getting on the mend though, whooohoooo! Super windy here too, too cold to hang outside!
Candace so glad you guys didn't get any super bad weather! Well I hope you get done what you want to today! I second Colleen's question, what comes next after radiation?
Kelly those clothes are super cute!
Dang, when you guys hit go advanced, do you remember it used to show you a page worth of posts? Now it only shows what smilies or pictures were posted on the last page....that doesn't help my aging brain remember what I've read!
Hmmm....OH! Ruth, glad you brought Micah in, and glad to hear nothing seems to be wrong with his walking! How is your DH feeling now, has he gotten over being sick?
msEmily glad you are home at least, going away is nice, but there's a time you just want to GO HOME! So sorry Miles was a gross sick while you were there...well even home that would have been awful, hope he feels better!
Emily c3po, that is crazy where DH's ship was heading, total ball of stress I'd be too. Can you guys skype at all? When's his round trip when he'll be going thru that area again?
Ooops, Mel if you are lurking, thinking of you guys, I hope today goes okay. :bigarmhug:
Julie, glad your mom is okay after those tornados! Scary. DH and I can't skype because the connection on the ship is too crappy We email every day though. Not sure when he is supposed to go back through the strait, but they need to keep the dang news anchors off his ship so I don't even know about it, lol.
Candace, glad the tornados stayed away from you!
Colleen, I am glad Max is feeling better, but poor Sarah
Kerri, lol yay for normal baby poop!
Mel, :bigarmhug: thinking of you and Rick today.
Peg, I am coming over with Julie Score on $600 back! That is sweet!
Kelly, those outfits are adorable!
Ruth, I hope Micah is doing better.
Well crap, that is all I can remember. Busy day of doing stuff around the house here. I got Bradley a new dresser this morning and they are going to deliver it between 4-8 tonight!! WTH?! Let's not make it right at dinner/bath/bed time or anything.... They have same day delivery so I told them I wanted it delivered today and they told me that they would call with a window of time that they would be here. I was thinking later on in the afternoon or something but I got the call about 30 mins ago telling me the time. It was all automated so I couldn't ask if they could come earlier. I guess I could've called but I have a headache and don't feel like dealing with people. Oh well. Knowing my luck they would come when I am cooking dinner so it looks like we are having Chick-fil-a
Spies like us
Great movie right Julie
Ames card......yes..has and serif...and sinceit's a curcio card we get extra percentrrcen for Costco...plus in addition Costco send a whole separate check
Gotta go calm the beasts brb
Emily you know it's always bothered me how CNN, Fox, etc talk about every move our military makes, I hate it! I mean can we at least leave a little to the 'other side' wondering what we are up to! Sheesh! Oh good grief on that delivery time, that would screw us too! Ugh, they'll probably be there at7:45! Mmmm chick fil a!!!!
Peg LMAO I love that movie! I like the part where that one character says something along the lines of, when you hold multiple grudges against multiple people, it'll make you a very lonely person!
gotta try this Chick Fil A