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    I can't wait to see a new siggy! With a family as beautiful as yours, I bet they turned out great.

    I can imagine that grandma shaved off a few years...it's bad enough when you lose your own kid - but when it's your grandchild I bet it feels even worse.

    So the Blackhawks just won the Stanley Cup...I may or may not have jumped on the bandwagon
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post

    So the Blackhawks just won the Stanley Cup...I may or may not have jumped on the bandwagon
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    Sorry! Considering we have, like, 18 professional teams here, right now the Blackhawks are the only ones that have done anything recently .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    We did our good deed for the weekend yesterday. We were at a local festival, wandering around checking things out. When we crossed one street I noticed there was a little boy about 3 or 4 kind of blending in with our family. There were families ahead of us, and some behind of us, but none of them seemed to be looking for a kid. So I asked him if he was looking for his parents...he said "oh, they're up there". But I could tell he was looking around for someone. We stayed behind him another couple of blocks. I didn't want to scare him as a stranger, but I knew he was lost. The little boy finally said he was down there with his grandma, so I sent Chad and the boys back in the direction we came from to see if he could find her. Luckily he saw an older woman talking to some policemen, and found out she was the grandma. He called me, and I told the the little boy we found her and brought him back.
    That is a good deed! I don't remember where I heard it originally, but a kids safety specialist repeated it at school last year, for a lost child the #1 thing to do is wait where you are for your guardian to find you. The #2 thing to do is to watch for a security guard or "marked" employee (uniform, badge, etc.) And the #3 thing to do, if #1 & #2 aren't working, is to find a mom with children. Moms with children in a public place are (a) very likely to have a cell phone to be able to call for help and (b) extremely unlikely to harm a lost child. Good job on him, and thank you for the good deed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Moms with children in a public place are (a) very likely to have a cell phone to be able to call for help and (b) extremely unlikely to harm a lost child. Good job on him, and thank you for the good deed!
    I know this is the general chatter thread but i find this fascinating because this is the second time in about the span of two weeks where i have heard this and I had never heard it before. The other person referenced a list that said you should find a woman.

    Gotta admit....i don't agree with it because I think both are extremely unlikely to harm a child as most people won't harm a child. I could see how a parent with children could provide some extra comfort.

    Anyway...just fascinated by i have heard that same tip twice in such a short span of time when I had never heard it before.

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    Kim, I do agree that most people in general are not going to try to abduct or harm a child. But actually, there are many documents cases where women have helped their men abduct girls, Jaycee Dugard is the most prominent (or, perhaps, local) example I can think of. It seems to be common acceptance that a woman who would have kids in her care in a public place wouldn't subject them to the trauma of witnessing the abduction and/or harm of another innocent child.
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    I am having the weirdest things go all haywire with my body lately. I can barely put my feet on the floor in the morning they hurt so bad. Same with my hips. They just ache all.the.time. It feels like my hips have the flu. Does that make sense? They literally hurt to the point of not even being able to touch my skin. This morning Ben woke up because "MOMMY, I HAVE TO GO PEE!!!!!!!!!!" and even when I got back into bed my feet continued to burn and throb. I walk around most days like a little old crippled woman. If I stop exercising I feel better for a bit but the pain always returns. When I do exercise I also feel temporarily better but the pain comes back worse after a while. Isn't that weird?

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    Ugh, I'm sorry about all the health issues. Not fun. Are you going to the doctor?

    Today I tried checking in on both jobs. Turns out that Cooking Channel has a new VP who is still getting acclimated, so they're not ready to set up interviews yet, and NBC was all eager and responsive and asked if they could call me today and then disappeared completely after I provided times. Radio silence. This is how they've been all along. I'm sure at some point in the next few days to a week they'll reach out with some need to speak to me immediately and then disappear again!

    We head out to PA on Thursday for our annual trip, I can't wait. It's a simple fun trip that's all about the kids, they're really excited. Dave & I could use the down time, if we get any!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Ugh, I'm sorry about all the health issues. Not fun. Are you going to the doctor?

    Today I tried checking in on both jobs. Turns out that Cooking Channel has a new VP who is still getting acclimated, so they're not ready to set up interviews yet, and NBC was all eager and responsive and asked if they could call me today and then disappeared completely after I provided times. Radio silence. This is how they've been all along. I'm sure at some point in the next few days to a week they'll reach out with some need to speak to me immediately and then disappear again!

    We head out to PA on Thursday for our annual trip, I can't wait. It's a simple fun trip that's all about the kids, they're really excited. Dave & I could use the down time, if we get any!
    Yeah, I did. I literally crawled into his office yesterday. I was crying my eyes out describing all these weird things, all the pain etc. He did some pressure point tests. That, combined with all my usual lab/diagnostic results like fatty liver, elevated liver enzymes, IBS, reflux, skin rashes, Restless Leg Syndrome, weight gain, etc. and pointedly said to me "Lisa, you have fibromyalgia."

    I am back on Cymbalta and also taking gabapentin - an anti-epileptic medication to control the nerve pain especially in my legs and feet.

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    Now that the clean up has begun after the flood, the govt estimates it will take 10 years to rebuild and several billion dollars. And people in and outside Calgary are b!tching about the Stampede and why the city is pushing ahead with it even though the stampede grounds and facilities are still flooded. Well, after 100 years it's never been cancelled. A million people go through the gates each year, bringing in millions in revenue. It's money the city needs and it brings big name singers and performers. I think this year will be the best Greatest Show on Earth ever. Hopefully it will be dry, too! I'll take a pic with the kids and some horses or something and post it.

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