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    I recently donated a crap ton of toys/books and baby equipment to a local charity and I give all Claire's too-small clothing to a friend. She is the only friend who has a daughter younger than mine. Everyone else either has boys or older girls. I also gave away my whole cloth stash. It was taking up so much room. I also give all Ben's clothes away to a friend with a younger son. Feels so good to purge and just get it OUT of my house.

    For Mother's Day I got my usual - sleep in, breakfast, flowers and a card, and a relaxing day of puttering in the garden. That is all I ever ask for (minus the flowers - I don't freak if I don't get flowers). Actually, I got my greenhouse planted, my herbs potted and I bought 4 shrubs for my front bed that the effing deer and rabbits treat as a fall/winter buffet. My new shrubs are junipers and Cherry Bomb Japanase Barberry, which has some pretty sharp thorns, and a Sunsation Japanese Barberry. I also got a new Hosta and a onion chive. I love chives.

    My next door neighbour is a lovely woman - a single mom with 2 amazing girls aged 10 and 6. Claire and the little girl have become very good friends. Anyway, Claire had her friend over for a sleepover 2 weekends ago and on Saturday I found a painting that M had done while at our house. I took it next door and C was mowing the grass. I gave her M's picture and she just burst into tears. It seemed as though her husband (they are separated) wasn't going to let her have some time with the girls on Mother's Day (it was 'his' week with them). She was so upset and I just started tearing up along with her. I couldn't help it. I went home and cried. It was so sad. That was actually a gift to me, if you can call it that. It just reminded me how lucky I am, as a mom and wife. I don't need a bunch of gifts. Just give me my man and my kids.

    I never really get when parents (on either Mother's Day or Father's Day) want to spend the entire day WITHOUT their kids. I couldn't imaging being forced into that situation like my neighbour.

    In the end she did get her girls for a few hours yesterday and she was so happy. I was humbled by her gratitude for those few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    OMG i don't know! Maybe she's still somewhere on the internet

    I've really lost touch with most of them, which is a shame. I hope all of them are doing well, would love to have a place where we could be together again.

    Mother's day. Mine was really nice, aside from this crapola cold that i've had since last Tuesday. Seamus and the kids greeted me with coffee and gifts in the AM. He usually makes breakfast too but with me being sick this past week, things have been more chaotic in the house than usual and he just wasn't prepared and i dont' really mind. All the sports activities for the day were cancelled due to weather so for the most part we just had a calm and leisurely day at home. I actually got through some of the kids closets and bagged up a good amount to send off to good will. Then we went out for dinner together. Went to this BBQ place people rave about but we had never bend to. It was really good! Then we stopped and got ice cream on the way home.
    Are you on the Sept. '01 page on FB? I'm on FB probably way too much , so that's the easiest way for me to keep in touch with everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    Are you on the Sept. '01 page on FB? I'm on FB probably way too much , so that's the easiest way for me to keep in touch with everyone.
    No I'm not! I didn't even know there was one

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    No I'm not! I didn't even know there was one
    Check your groups - I think Lanie added you! It's called Sept. 01 Moms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    Check your groups - I think Lanie added you! It's called Sept. 01 Moms.
    Hey Carolyn, i think i know what happened. A long time ago, i created a second facebook account. I was going to try to keep two accounts so that I could have one for people from the internet, and my other regular account. But i found it to be too much work to try to keep up with everyone on both, so i never check the second account. Lanie probably sent the invite to that account. I will send you a PM with the info for the other account!

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    By the way, please send good luck and good thoughts my way...have a follow-up interview today for the job that looks really fun. I'm very nervous! (But at least I get to wear jeans to this one so I will feel more like myself.)

    I Googled the people I'm meeting with, I looked up news & info on the company, I went through their site, and I made a list of questions to ask.

    Any suggestions for what else? I think I really want this one, providing they can deal with my work-life management needs. (I'll work as late as necessary but from home, so I can spend my evenings with the kids.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    By the way, please send good luck and good thoughts my way...have a follow-up interview today for the job that looks really fun. I'm very nervous! (But at least I get to wear jeans to this one so I will feel more like myself.)

    I Googled the people I'm meeting with, I looked up news & info on the company, I went through their site, and I made a list of questions to ask.

    Any suggestions for what else? I think I really want this one, providing they can deal with my work-life management needs. (I'll work as late as necessary but from home, so I can spend my evenings with the kids.)
    Good luck Laurie!!!! And btw, I didn't forget about the recipe I said I'd send you, but it's made with wheat bran, not wheat germ. Do you still want it or no?

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    I just read on FB about how one of my friends from HS's one year old daughter was just diagnosed with cancer. She started chemo today. One year old. I just can not imagine.

    ~Bonita~

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    Laurie good luck! Fingers crossed!

    I came here to complain about having a moderately bad cold and for starting my period on the same day and feeling wiped out but Bonita your post put my complaint in perspective. That is just very sad news. I'm wishing and praying for only a good outcome and for the strength to see that family through such an awful trying time. I cannot imagine either.
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