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    DC was busy with kids again, it seemed everyone was gone the last 2 weeks. B was in a good mood at DC so he was either too busy to notice the pain from his teeth or they weren’t bothering him. I was swamped at work toward the end of the day so once we got home it was time for B to eat. He was a total stinker while eating, I put him in TO 4 times because he kept throwing his food on the floor. I would tell him no and he would look right at me and drop it over the edge, little turkey! After dinner we then played and I “chased” him around the couch. He stops to wait for me and starts laughing before I even kiss his ribs, I think that’s my favorite game with him. He’s doing another sign but I’m not sure what it means, it looks like he’s making a p so I thought maybe he’s trying potty. I put him on the potty and we didn’t get anything so I’m not sure, I’ll probably keep treating it like its potty for the time being. He was excited when DH got home and then he got crabby. I think it was a mixture of hunger and teething. He ate some cantaloupe while we ate dinner and then DH gave him his bottle. He went to sleep really fast but woke around 9:30 screaming hysterically. All we can figure is that it was probably a nightmare but DH couldn’t get him to calm down so I took him and curled him next to my chest and rocked him, he calmed down pretty fast after that. I held him until his breathing was calm and he was asleep, my poor little boy. He was happy as a clam this morning so whatever it was it was only temporary.

    I really wanted to snack when I was driving home last night but once I got there I didn’t have the cravings anymore and I held off until I was getting things out for dinner (I had some carrots and peppers). I’m very proud of myself. I also did some cardio (I thought I was doing the 20 min workout but it ended up being the 40 min) and this morning I was at 180. My muscles are sore and I feel great, though I still catch myself thinking negative thoughts while I’m exercising and that needs to change. At least I’m aware of it now.

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    Last night was not the best of nights but it happens. When B and I got home I fed him some dinner, he didn’t eat much, then he played in destructo mode while I made dinner. I made stuffed peppers and they needed more of a kick but were ok, took too long to cook so I probably won’t do those too often. When I was getting B in his pj’s I noticed that he had been playing with his shade and one of the strings has been out for months but hadn’t been fixed. Now the string is gone, it’s missing inside the shade so I have no idea how it’s going to get fixed. I was ticked and commented to DH that if he thought it was going to be a pain to fix before it definitely is going to be a pain now. He then takes the shade down and just puts it on the kitchen table. What did that solve? So I was ticked B’s room was now going to be very bright and DH knew I wasn’t happy. He then says to me, when you’re upset I’m the only person that can’t make you feel better. What exactly does he try to do to make me feel better? He ignores me, he doesn’t acknowledge my feelings or thoughts, and he doesn’t sit and listen. I get so mad when I feel like I’m not being heard but he thinks ignoring me will solve it? How many times have I said something to him that’s been bothering me and he doesn’t say anything? There’s no “you may be overreacting a bit” or “you’re right that was wrong” absolutely nothing. I was ticked and he eventually just went downstairs to play a game, that of course brought up the feelings of he spends more quality time with his computer games than he does me and B. I’m just pmsing and need to remind myself of that. I did my buns & thighs and also did some Pilates and after that I felt better, still wasn’t too happy with DH but at least I felt better.

    I’m running to the mall at lunch to get an outfit for B’s pictures on Friday, what I wanted is too big. Other than that today seems like it will go slow, at least all of my year end stuff is finished. I do have a ton of piles to go through so maybe today won’t be as slow as I’m picturing.

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    Yesterday ended terribly and I was in a funk (again) for awhile. Right before I left work I dealt with an a-hole that was reaming me for telling vendors the truth about what he did with an order and it made him look bad (then maybe he shouldn’t have done it in the first place) so he was trying to boss me around. I was very short with him and didn’t say much and once he was done reaming me he started in with “how’s your weather” talk. Please! Don’t be an *** to me and then expect to have a little chat to smooth things over. This isn’t the first time he’s be a complete jerk to me so he’s hit my **** list and will stay there. I then get to DC and was squatted down talking with B and his buddy Aidan when K (the little boy who’s mom doesn’t put him in a car seat none the less buckle him in) walks over to me and slaps/scratches my face. The providers told him no and that he needed to say sorry and give me a hug so he slaps at me again. At this point they stuck him in the corner but I guess his behavior is expected since his mom seems very proactive in doing her best to raise him.

    B was really tired (the state came to DC to do their evaluation and woke the babies up from their nap while checking everything in the room) and didn’t eat well for me so we played a bit and did his laundry. I talked with my mom and I’m sure I’m being selfish but she shared some news with me that I’m not happy about and I let her know I wasn’t happy. SIL heard we’d be in Fsyth for my reunion so she decided it would be a good time to also go to Fsyth so she can see B (hasn’t seen him since Christmas and this is totally due to them never visiting us or not being able to see us when we’re around because they’re too busy) and visit with us. What part of us being there for my reunion and thus being busy does she not understand? I’m not changing any of my plans for her and it’s really going to put me in a bind when L wants to play with me and see me and I won’t be able to because I have other plans. It also is going to take what we had for relaxation that weekend and throw it out the window. The kids will want constant attention, there will be screaming from E, no sleeping in, and extra work because SIL won’t do anything and my mom will have her hands full so I’ll step in to take care of things. I’m ticked that a weekend I was looking forward to is being completely changed. They won’t be up until Saturday and SIL says they may not spend the night though she’s not one to drive a lot so I’m sure they will. Plus my mom has the kids again this weekend and I’m not jealous because I know my mom will take B if we ever need but I feel that SIL uses her and it ticks me off. My mom needs to learn how to say no. DH thinks SIL will try to go out with us on Sat night since I’m sure everyone will be at the bars. I told him she’s not invited because this is for me to catch up with my classmates not hang out with her. Needless to say I’m not too excited about this.

    DH got home and B just whined (tired and hungry) so I got dinner made and we sat down to eat, B kept wiping food all over his face and eyes so I got him in pjs and he fell asleep at the bottle. I then watched tv while DH worked on B’s shade, he contacted the company that makes them and they sent directions on how to fix it. It took him about 1.5 hours and I helped a little bit, we can now put it back up tonight. The good thing is we now know how to fix them if this happens again.

    I just wanted to eat last night and wasn’t very good about will power, I think part of it was being upset with the a-hole previously mentioned plus AF coming always does this to me. I ate a lot of Cheerios and had a graham with frosting, and then on top of that I did nothing for exercise. The good news is I’m still at 180 so I plan to be careful tonight with snacking and I will do some cardio and hypnosis, plus the lunch I planned for today is peppers and carrots. I’ve been sitting outside for lunch and it was really been nice, breaks up the day. When it gets cold again I’ll have to consider walking in the gym during lunch, that way I’m away from the office and getting some exercise.

    I found some cute jean overalls that are shorts for B’s 1 year pictures tomorrow, I’m really looking forward to getting out early on Friday, I’ve had enough of this week.

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    I started AF yesterday and one thing I realized is that since I’ve had B I don’t get cramps like I used to, though I think I’m more hormonal. I’m so happy its Friday and I’m looking forward to having a good weekend. I also think I have figured out how to adjust B’s feeding so it fits with us better. When he wakes he has a little bit of his sippy cup off and on and then we play and get dressed. DH gives him breakfast around 7:30 and then he has his snacks and lunch at regular times. For dinner I’m going to shoot for him eating with us every night at 6:30, DH is usually home by then and if he’s a bit late then B can still eat. Lately he’s just wanted to play when we get home so he should be fine waiting until 6:30 and he can have a snack if needed. The other good thing to this is that I can now sit and play with him for 30 min when we first get home rather than feed him right away and feel rushed to get dinner made. I think this later dinner may also help us when we decide to get rid of the 8 oz bottle right before bed, though that’s still probably a month or more away. I’m really going to miss that cuddle time.

    B had a good day at DC and DH arrived home right after we did so that was a pleasant surprise. I put laundry away and made dinner, B smeared sloppy joes all over his face so it was in the tub right after dinner. He played hard for about and hour and then fell asleep eating his bottle, he also slept great last night and I hope this keeps up, at least until the next tooth. His top tooth broke all the way through 2 days ago and he was really happy today so I hope that continues through his pictures today. I caught a pee and poo yesterday morning but I missed his poo this morning, thus is life. I think I may have figured out another sign he’s doing, I originally thought it was “daddy” (it’s one arm flapping near his head) but I’m wondering if it’s “all done”. He will do it at the high chair when he seems finished and he did it on the potty this morning after our fourth book, he kept signing more after each book so I kept reading. I’ll have to keep my eye out and see if I can figure it out.

    I picked the house up a bit but didn’t do all that I wanted, that’s what tonight is for I guess. I did 40 min of cardio & Pilates last night and was hoping my weight would be down 1 pound but I’m at least still at 180. I need to remember with AF that it’s not so easy to lose but I would love to drop another 5 pounds in the next week. Tonight I’m cleaning the house, organizing the pantry, watering the plants, and putting some dry goods in the compost. I hope we can also sneak in a walk tonight after dinner since I don’t think I’ll have time to exercise with all the cleaning that’s needed. Tomorrow we’re going to the Farmer’s Market and will hit Target on the way home, hopefully that will mean we won’t have to go into town at all on Sunday. I’ll finish cleaning if needed, clean the basement a bit and make the bed, and I need to do the books again for DH plus do some organizing in the basement and garage. I’m feeling cluttered right now so all I can do is organize.

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    B's pictures went ok, I got there super early and we started before DH showed up, though I don't think he minded. B and I were playing on the floor and when the photographer came in he crawled into my lap and just stared at him, needless to say he wasn't full of smiles but we did get some good shots. I spent Friday night with my normal ritual, cleaning the house and watching Intervention, pure excitement. But the house was completely cleaned and DH said he'd get up with B (yippee!) on Sat morning so I slept in a little bit. Once I did get up B ate and then needed a nap so we didn't get to the Farmer's Market until 11 and I wasn't too impressed. There just wasn't much for veggies but we walked through and then headed to the store. Oh an old woman almost ran us over while crossing the street to the FM. She wanted to turn and just kept coming at us like we had no right to cross there, I was super ticked and let her know (without cussing so I was good).

    When we got to the store DH left the car running and I started to hear a weird thumping sound and felt something hitting the bottom of the car, so I turned it off and low and behold the serpentine belt was frayed and missing 1/3 of its edge. We cut the part that was frayed off and purchased a new belt while hoping we could make it home before needing to replace it. So we started driving to Target and soon heard more of the whacking sound, I told DH to pull over at Lowe's but he decided to go to the Yamaha dealer (not sure why and he agreed with me afterwards that he should have just gone to Lowes). The belt was now twisted and more was frayed so he borrowed some scissors to cut the frayed part off and we tried to untwist it as best as possible. When then drove to Lowe's (I thanked God we made it) and lost the belt as we pulled into the parking lot and thus lost our power steering. So we purchased the parts we needed to change the belt and I was trying to feed B because he was hungry and of course it's scorching out and there's no shade anywhere. Once we had the parts we had no problem putting the belt in, it's sad that we're pros at this but good that we knew what we were doing and then we headed to Target. DH fed B at the food court while I shopped and then we went home and put B down for a nap. DH played games and I ran to the grocery store and the rest of the day was spent doing a lot of nothing. I ate ok yesterday, had some ice cream but I did do the buns and thighs & Pilates.

    Today we went to church and drove to the greenhouse but it wasn't open so we came home and have just putted around the house. I'm halfway through laundry and have some chicken and dumplings on the stove so it smells great in here. I also packed the car up for this weekend and will spend the evening reading and I'll do some cardio. It's been a good weekend and I'm not happy tomorrow's Monday but at least I only have a 4 day weekend!

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    I had a good evening though B had a hard time going to bed. He kept crying and fussing and even after I gave him Tylenol and Orajel for his tooth (his other top tooth is breaking through right now) he was still upset. I rocked him until he fell asleep (a whole 5 min) and then put him down, he didn’t make a peep all night so that was good. I did an indoor walking tape though B’s lack of going to sleep interrupted me I also put dishes away and made formula. We’re on our last can and I’m looking forward to being done with it completely.

    The video card on the laptop is dying so DH is researching to see what he wants to order, I wonder if he’ll take over my kitchen computer or if he’ll just hang out downstairs. I need to update B’s website, I have the pictures I want picked out so the easy part is all that’s left. Hopefully I can get to it tonight.

    DH and I were added as invitees on the IL’s invitation to a wedding of DH’s childhood friend. DH and I are planning to go so we asked MIL to send us the info so we can reserve a room at the hotel they’re getting married at. She sends the info and then also states that only DH and I were invited (no mention of B so she assumed kids weren’t invited) so she RSVP’d for 4 and assumes we’ll need to get a babysitter suggesting my SIL who is very unreliable and would change her mind with a mood swing. Why wouldn’t MIL check with us whether we’re ok with this rather than just RSVPing for us? I told DH he needs to find out if kids are not allowed and if that’s the case I’m not going, I’ll stay home with B because if they can’t invite my child they don’t need me. He’s welcome to go and it’s their right to not invite kids if that’s what they want but don’t expect to see me either. I guess I’m a bit put off by kids not being invited (if that’s the case), kids are a joy not a hindrance and they have a child of their own that I’m sure will be there. We’ll see what MIL says.

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    Only 3 days left this week of work, yeah! B was hamming it up at DC yesterday, laughing non stop for the ladies. Why isn’t he chipper like that when we get home? He’s doing fine waiting to eat dinner until 6:30 and he’s still taking 8 oz from a bottle right before bed. We played for 45 min after we got home and opened the birthday package M & R sent, they spoil him too much. Once DH got home the night went fast and before we knew it it was time for B to go to bed. He fought again last night but didn’t get himself worked up crying like the night before, I don’t know if its teeth or him just being a stinker.

    I exercised for over an hour last night yet I still was at 180 this morning, boo! I did my buns & thighs and then put in my Pilates 10 min Solutions. I thought that was only 30 min but 50 min later and burning a lot of muscles I haven’t felt in awhile I was ready to be done. She’s almost mean with what she makes you do. I’ve had a hard time getting out of bed this week so I’m going to go to bed early tonight. I still need to update B’s webpage & finish making C’s birthday cake plus do B’s laundry tonight. I can then do our laundry Wednesday night and pack everything into the car. It’s not as easy as it used to be to leave for trips right after work, oh well.

    MIL talked with the bride to be and kids are invited, they just didn’t know all of the kids’ names so they didn’t put them on the invitation. So DH needs to make reservations today so we can get a room at the hotel.

    I had a sensitive moment yesterday over a quote in a signature discussing the choice between BM and formula, stating that formula is made from cheap oil. It stung and after a year I thought I was over most of the insensitive remarks, I guess not. I wish people would realize that whether one FF’s or BF’s does not mean they love their child more or less than someone else and that some women can’t BF. I need to just get over it I suppose.

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    B was a challenge yesterday and I failed because my patience was running thin after all of his whining. He was great at DC and was playing with my keys as we headed to the car. He dropped them at the car and then proceeded to throw a tantrum as I tried to put him in the car seat (I think it was a combo of not having the keys anymore and not wanting to be in the car seat). He kept arching his back and kicking while crying/whining so I just stood there with my hand on his tummy to keep him from falling out of the seat. Once he realized nothing was going to change he stopped and let me put him in the car seat. We got home and played and I tried to finish C’s cake and get dinner going in between and it didn’t work too well. DH got home and took B so I could get dinner going and once we sat down to eat B wouldn’t touch any of it. It was all food he likes and I wasn’t going to keep offering him stuff to get him into that habit so I put him on the floor and he was then happy. After we ate I decided to get B in his pjs because he was acting super tired, that was a struggle all its own. He doesn’t like laying on his back to be changed but I can only do so much with him standing. If I blow raspberries on his tummy he’s fine with it but last night was just a nightmare. He kept trying to roll over and I wouldn’t let him so he then would arch his back and throw a tantrum. I just waited it out but he’d go right back to it once he realized I wasn’t giving in. He then started thrashing his body which caused him to hit his head on the changing table and then the tears came because I’m sure he felt mom did this to him. DH had to come in and entertain him so I could finish getting the diaper on him. DH took care of him from that point on because I was just tired and done with the whole thing. I guess I’m the lucky one that gets all of his selectively bad behavior. He did fall asleep at the bottle so I think he was just super tired.

    I then struggled with my PC to get his pictures uploaded to his website and after the 5th try I told DH he needed to get off his computer so I could try it on there. He got snippy with me because I was a bit snippy in my demand and that ended my night. I went to bed and just didn’t care, I was cold to him this morning too and I still don’t care. I did get one load of laundry done last night and finished C’s cake. Tonight I’m doing more laundry and packing everything, as for his web page it’s going to have to wait until next week. We also had one heck of a thunder storm last night, it was rocking the house with each boom and I woke around 1:00. The lightning was pretty bright since I could see it through our curtains; the downfall is it didn’t bring any rain. At least the humidity is gone.

    MIL wants us to stop by the cabin on the way to Fsyth tomorrow evening to visit them and J’s family and possibly have dinner. I don’t want to do it because it’s going to just add on more time to our trip and we’re getting there late enough in regards to B’s bedtime. DH said he’d like to stop for 15 min, I told him it’s not possible to make it a 15 min stop, he says it is. Bottom line: if we stop and it goes beyond our time limit I’m going to be mad and we’ll have 2.5 hours ahead of us with no talking. I told him to let his mom know what he wants to do so we’ll see.

    I made our reservations for the wedding in Blgs. I opted for the suite because I figure that way we can put B to bed and stay up watching tv without having to worry about waking him. It was only $20 more so what the heck.

    I’m hoping tonight goes a bit better than last night, what happened to my happy boy? I spent this morning dressing and changing him while he stood at the window to play and look outside, it at least avoided the crying I’m getting used to in the morning. I keep telling him, learn how to tell me when you have to go potty and we’ll avoid the changing table completely. It hasn’t sunk in yet I guess

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    B was in a much better mood last night and it was nice to have my sweet boy back. I praised him a lot for his good behavior and I need to keep remembering to do that. I showed him how to stick the balls into his dragon and he started doing it on his own after that, I gave him big cheers and claps and after an initial look of what is she so happy about, he gave me a huge smile. DH got home shortly after we did and he was working with B to use the walker. He did really well once he stopped trying to sit down when it would move forward. We also got him to take 1 step on his own walking from DH to me and back, we were excited. He’s so ready to walk he just needs that confidence. He ate really well for us last night and when I was reading his bedtime stories I noticed he felt hot. He was at 99 for a temp and the Tylenol seemed to take care of it for the night. He did wake around 4:45 and was a bit over 99 but he went back to sleep after more Tylenol. I hope this is from teething and not him getting sick.

    I did laundry last night and packed while DH watered the yard. I finished packing this morning and loaded up the car with help from B. I’m working through lunch today so I can get out of here a bit early, I’ll pick B up and then pick DH up. We are going to stop by the cabin to see the IL’s and DH said we’ll only be there for 10 min, it seems like a waste to me but I did leave it up to him. We’ll stop in Blgs to eat dinner (hopefully B can hold out but I’ll have snacks in case he can’t) and then when we get to Fsyth I’ll give him a bottle and put him to bed. We brought the holey board so one of the back seats is down meaning I can’t sit in the back with B to feed him on the road. Since he’s forward facing I can turn around and do a little bit so hopefully it will work out. I’m really excited to leave town for the weekend and to see people I haven’t seen in 10 years, I hope I’m not the only one that’s gained weight.

    We received the second estimate for the deck and they are a few hundred cheaper so DH is going to call to get us scheduled. I am so looking forward to having a nice back deck. Next spring we’ll get the sprinkler system installed and then we can start to work on finishing the basement. I really need to motivate soon on the bathroom downstairs. I want to have it finished before TTC. I’m still feeling cluttered so I need to organize the basement and closets too, maybe I’ll look into some shelf system.

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    Warning: This is way too long.

    A lot went on this past weekend and all in all it was good. When I picked B up from DC they informed me that he has a rash all over his body and the other kids in his room have also gotten it. Its 5th disease (a viral rash) and it’s not contagious once the rash appears but you don’t know they have it until the rash shows up. He only had it on his feet, legs, and lower torso so I was hoping it wouldn’t be anything major. Our stop to visit for 10 min with the IL’s of course went 20 min, I knew we couldn’t do it in 10 min. MIL was also trying to get us to come into the cabin, what does she think we have all the time in the world? It was close to B’s dinner time after we left the IL’s so we stopped at McD’s (I truly hate that place but we had no other option) and he had his first happy meal, he loved the hamburger and just kept eating. I then sat in the back with him to entertain him since he had been a bit fussy earlier, we got to Fsyth and put him to bed, he was out fast. I stayed up and chatted with my dad then headed to bed.

    B stirred a few times that night but it wasn’t anything major, he did wake at 5:00 and was very unhappy. I got up and he felt really hot so I took his temp and he was at 102.8. So DH got up too and we took his pj’s off, gave him Tylenol, and had him suck on an ice cube which dropped him to the 101 range. His rash also spread over his whole body and the poor kid looked so miserable. Around 5:30 I woke my mom up and she took over from there and also called the Dr’s office to set up an appt. We took him in to make sure he didn’t have an ear infection or sore throat and the Dr. said as long as nothing gets worse he should be ok. Because of the fever we didn’t take him to the fair or to see Great Grandma, we just hung out at home and kept him medicated. He was a bit fussy and DH was randy as all get out, good thing for DH my mom was more than happy to cuddle and pamper B. He took a late nap and when I got him up he was covered in sweat so we were hoping he broke his fever. We did watch Harry Potter and my mom had no problems putting B to bed. I really enjoyed the movie but was a bit disappointed with the moronic parents that were at the theatre. These people brought their 18 month old and the kid didn’t even make it through the previews without whining & crying. The first hour that kid yelled off and on and I complained about it 3 times and DH complained once until the person in charge finally made them leave. I understand people want to go to the movies but don’t ruin it for every other person in the theatre. If you don’t have or can’t afford a baby sitter either wait until it’s on video or go on different nights. UGH! We got home a little after 10 and then watched The Messengers with my dad, it was a terrible flick and made North Dakotans looks stupid, little do they know they showed their ignorance. Oh well, we had fun making fun of it. B woke shortly after we got home and his fever was back to 103 so I gave him more medicine and he settle quickly after that. He slept decent for being sick and around 4:00 DH mentioned that he was really sweaty, this finally broke the really hot fever and we stayed around 101 the rest of the weekend.

    My mom took B in the morning so DH and I didn’t get out of bed until 9:45, I thought B was napping in the crib and when I woke up I found him standing & looking at us with a huge smile, it was pretty cute, the downfall is he didn’t nap that morning. We arrived at the park around 11:20 and helped set things up, it was so great seeing everyone and their LO’s. I kept explaining to everyone that B wasn’t contagious though I would understand if they kept their distance. Paul and Trina (such a great couple) didn’t mind and let their LO play with B, they had a great time taking things from each other. After an hour I called my mom to pick B up and take him home for a nap, we stayed at the BBQ for another 2 hours and ended it with a picture in the bleachers of all the class mates. We had about 1/3 of our class there (Bre, Brian, Travis, Nick, Chris P, Casey, Laura, Kari, Shawna, Mel, Trina, Jenni, Becky, Jo, Dustin, Heath, Lynette, Paul, Karen, Jason, Naysa, Judd, and me) so it was a pretty good turnout. It was so hot out a few people started a floating trip but we went home to cool off and see how our boy was doing. We spent the afternoon napping and hanging out, I did get to see my uncle David (no new wife this year!) but we still didn’t make it to see grandma because B was still pretty grumpy. Around 9:00 DH and I headed to the fair and we road the Ferris Wheel and some ship, it was fun but ridiculously expensive. We then drove around town and the bar looked dead so we headed home for about an hour until we got a phone call saying we needed to get down to the bar. I’m glad we went because I got to see a few more people and it was fun. When we first arrived shots of Tequila were handed to us and I can’t remember the last time I took a shot but it was rough. I nursed some beers after that and probably had a total of 2.5 drinks all night. DH had more than me but wasn’t drunk either. We got to see Damian, Tyson, and Chris B so it was worth it just for that. We hung out at the first bar then headed to the other bar, they had ac and better beer but the crowd wasn’t there so we went back to Tom’s. It took me about 30 min to get 3 waters and H (the one person that hasn’t grown up at all since HS & a guy I sort of dated the summer after we graduated) saw me so he was around us the rest of the evening. He kept giving me this know-it-all pompous look the whole night and when I’d question him on it he’d play dumb. At one point I was talking with Brian and he was mocking me and what I was staying because he’s got the maturity of a 6 year old, when I asked him what he was doing he just said he was listening to me, yeah like I was born yesterday. He then asked me if I was happy I got married and I said yeah. He then goes on to say well if you hadn’t we were supposed to get married at 30 if we weren’t already. I went on with my socializing and he apparently didn’t think it was appropriate for me to not pay attention to him so he then blurts out “Guns N’ Roses sucks” I looked at him a shrugged, so he yelled it again and I said so what? He replies with, come on aren’t you going get mad about it? (Back story is I used to be a huge GNR fan, I then moved onto Dylan, the Dead, etc around my Junior year and I still listen to that music most of the time. He used to constantly put GNR down and I being a bit more uptight back then would get a little pissy, I’ve matured some but I guess he hasn’t). My DH thought it made him look like a total moron and it really did, though I’m sure he didn’t see it that way. After this I decided to share the story of the last time I saw him when he had just gotten out of boot camp, he first called me a civilian **** and then tried to kiss me so I pinched his lips with my fingers and told him where to go. What kind of moron calls you a **** then tries to kiss you? That got some laughs.

    Toward the end of the night I was talking with 2 guys I had graduated with and since the cops were lurking around the bar a guy (I think/hope he worked there) walked up to me and asked to see my id. I’m holding 2 waters at this time and place them on the table to retrieve my id. I started laughing while I was digging in my purse and I informed him that I was there for my 10 year reunion and after he saw I was 28 he told me congratulations for looking so young, WTH? Bre thought it was hilarious too so she took a picture of me, my id, and this guy. All in all it was really great getting hugs from everyone and catching up, I had a great time.

    SIL ended up not coming down since my brother found out that B had a rash. He didn’t want his kids getting sick but he sure didn’t have a problem bringing them around B when they were puking over Christmas. There are times I could ring his neck. E starts one of her speech classes today so we’re happy about that and she’ll start a pre-school soon that will also work with her speech. We did meet SIL at the gas station so she could get us our B-day presents and see B for a quick second. I really felt like a selfish mean ***** yesterday after seeing W. I really do love that girl no matter how many annoyances she may have and I need to be more loving and accepting of her and her flaws, that’s something I really need to work on.

    On Sunday my mom took B again and they ended up napping from 7-8:30 so she got a few more zzz’s. DH and I were up around 9 and I got up because B was crying really hard, he had fallen and bit his lip and my mom was worried because his lip was bleeding. He got over it fairly quickly. Anita & Sonny came over so we got to see them for a bit and chat, then we got ready and B took a nap until around 2:00. After he was up we packed our things and got ready to go. He did get into trouble because he was swatting at my mom’s face (I told her to tell him no but she won’t do it) so I grabbed his hand and told him not to hit but to be gentle. As soon as I let go of his hand he swatted at her glasses/face and it was an immediate TO. He at least stopped after that. I told my mom that I didn’t want him hitting her like L & E do, it’s totally inappropriate and needs to be corrected. My dad agreed and hopefully my mom will discourage it from here on out.

    The drive home felt long, I started to feel crappy and DH had a fever once we got home (he’s actually home right now with chills so I’m heading out soon). I did laundry last night and am going to stop by the grocery store on my way home. I need to do a quick clean of the house but if it doesn’t happen it’s not the end of the world. B has his 1 year appointment tomorrow but I don’t think he’ll get his vaccinations because of the rash. I’m excited to see where he’s at growth wise, he was a bit over 24 pounds at the doctor on Friday so he’s finally gaining weight, that puts my mind at ease.

    B was 100.3 this morning but he was happy as can be, I think he's glad to be home. His rash is still terrible on his face but the rest of his body is getting lighter, I hope it's gone within a week.

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