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    Since Nat was sick yesterday and Dana had hockey yesterday I ended up at work today.

    I have a bit of a vent about my in-laws.

    I found out yesterday that my BIL's cat that he has had several years now is not fixed, his excuse, they haven't had the money to do it. Yet he's had money for plenty of material positions including video games, for him and his 4 kids, several new computers, a new couch... MIL is just as bad, she has a cat that's 8 or 9 months and it's unfixed, she uses the same excuses and is also spending her money on crap. It's just plan irresponsible I can't believe these people! I am all for spaying and neutering your pets, especially if you aren't a breeder (and with their pets they are not breeders).


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    Lauren - yay for Oing! I had a CD22 O the cycle I got Raymond. Good luck!

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    Mary: that's awesome that she got back to you so fast (and with good news!)

    Katie: thanks Sorry your kiddos have been sick, but at least Rory is sleeping for you! My kids are anti-sleep when they don't feel well.

    Lauren: sorry you're sick, yuck. My pediatrician said the main flu strain going around this year is affecting the respiratory system so maybe it's that? Hope you feel better soon, being sick blows. Yay for Oing! We have taken a pretty similar approach to PT'ing and are just starting to take her out without underwear (we did pull-ups the first few weeks until I felt brave). We've had one big accident in underwear while out, but I just carry extra pants in my bag and she was pretty upset so I think it has kept her from doing it again. The only downer is having to take her to the bathroom EVERYWHERE in these nasty public bathrooms, not to mention I'm usually holding Dane too. So fun, right? I still put her in diapers at night and she wakes up dry about 50% of the time...I think it's just a process of them gaining control.

    Amanda: I get hugely annoyed with people who don't spay/neuter their pets (especially outdoor cats with "access"). I don't even like when people purposely have their pet have babies because "they'll be sooo cute" or whatever - there are way too many homeless pets (as Katie can attest to!).

    Virginia: I've been thinking the same thing that his new skills are contributing to his bad sleeping. I've really been working with him the past few days and it seems to be helping a bit little by little.

    I thought my kids would sleep in today but Dane was up at 6:45 (after waking up at 4:30 to eat) It's garbage day so I bet a truck woke him up, but so much for the time change getting him to sleep in! Brekke is still sleeping after waking up for about a half hour during the night to nightmares. It's so sad because she gets so freaked out that there are bugs in her bed and it takes forever to calm her back down.
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    My in-laws don't purposely breed their pets but it's difficult to prevent, even with indoor animals.

    I do understand breeding of dogs that way you know what you are getting in the the way of temperament and health concerns. I have a mutt, who is kind of a rescue, MIL bought her at a store that buys from puppy mills (of course they claim they don't) and was told she would be a lap dog, MIL didn't get what she expected, instead she got a medium sized dog and couldn't handle her so we ended up taking her in. Anyway because she is a mutt and we didn't really know what to expect, she has some sensitivities that we could have avoided if we got a pure breed. That said I still would get a rescue as my next, but I think I would look into a breed I would prefer.


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    Morning ladies!

    Lauren - GLad you finally O'd hope you're feeling better!

    Amanda - UGH on the pets. I'm not at all anti-breeding when people do a good job of it but I don't really get casual pet owners who don't alter. Who needs more kittens in the world?

    Man I was up most the night. Rory's been coughing we went back to the doc yesterday and we got some abuterol poor kid then last night he spiked a fever. So no one got any sleep and I'm home today with him. When Evan is sick he sleeps and sleeps when Rory is sick he cries. Sigh. Tomorrow I have 10,000 things to do at work so either my mom or Steve will have to take him if he is still sick. His fever seems better this morning. We'll see....
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    I hope Rory feels better soon.
    I hope you feel better, too, Lauren!
    And I hope every gets some sleep soon. Me included. Alex and Oliver woke up at 5am. WTF. Raymond is a sound sleeper, but the younger two wake each other up pretty often.
    Oliver is funny when he wakes up. When we moved him in with the others we had to put one of the dressers near his crib. So when he wakes he opens a drawer and starts grabbing Alex's t-shirts and building himself a nest in the crib. From age 2-3 Raymond would do that with his clothes during naptime. He's empty his whole dresser, piles the clothes, them sleep on that instead of his bed.
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    Amanda - I neutered Peanut when he was I think 7.5 months. They recommended to do it as close to 6 months as possible in order to prevent some of those behaviors, but I was on a family trip to Hawaii for a couple weeks at that time and DH watched him for me (we weren't married yet). Anyway, he will still try to hump your arm or leg when he gets excited, GRR. I always wonder if that month and a half made a difference? My cousin's cat recently had like a MILLION kittens (seriously, some freakishly huge litter, I forget how many)... Someone on her facebook criticized her for not having it fixed (because I think she had ANOTHER cat that was also still pregnant). She got pissy about it, but it's so true!

    Lauren - Yay for finally Oing and being in the 2ww!! As for the citations for the bar... They will be the same each time, EXCEPT for the nights when we have to call more than once. Like we call and they cite them or whatever... But then they defiantly get loud again (this happens a lot). So we'll just call again. And again if necessary. So in that situation where it's within the same 24-hr period, on repeat offenses (usually they give them 3 strikes, I think)... They can arrest whoever is working and shut the bar down for the night! Yessss...

    Virginia - Too funny about Oliver's sleep habit, hahah. Cute.

    Ash - Sorry Brekke is having nightmares. Booo! Sean hasn't really had nightmares yet. He did have what I would call "night terrors" maybe like a year ago. He would be crying inconsolably and you could NOT snap him out of it.

    Katie - A possible work change sounds exciting. I NEED one. I get so tired of the day-to-day. And I found out they've delayed our store getting that upgrade I had mentioned, so no change in my immediate future anymore. Well, excluding the fact that I'm still job searching in the area where we want to move. The only listings I can find for there are part-time though, which sucks... It's the way of the world right now, no one wants to pay for benefits like insurance, etc. I really hope I can keep my same job and get into a store in that area, but there are only like 2 nearby, so I dunno... I have great benefits (401k match, stock options, etc) and okay insurance though, so I'd like to keep it.

    AFM - Speaking of work... I posted about this on fb, but this was my excitement yesterday. I discovered that a guy tried calling in a fake prescription for tramadol. It's not actually a controlled substance in this state, but it is in some states, and it SHOULD be. Theoretically, it shouldn't be abused/addictive, but it's a relative of the other narcotic pain meds and people totally abuse it. Anyway... They tried to call in a prescription for it to me over the weekend and it felt fishy to me, so I waited until yesterday morning to call the doc's office to verify. Well, on the recording that answers the phone, it says that particular doctor no longer works in the office and if you're one of his patients, you should find a new doctor. So I finally talk to a nurse who tells me the Rx is fake. Meanwhile, I had pulled a report that shoes all the controlled substances this person has filled in the state in the last year. He has gotten over 6500 tablets of it in the last year under that doctor and one other doctor (the equivalent of 17+ tablets a day... maximum safe dose is 8/day). So I talk to the other doctor he was getting them under... They're all fake too. 6500+ tablets (and who knows how many since the report just goes back a year). I was sooo happy to catch it on his first try at our pharmacy. All the others were mostly at nearby grocery store pharmacies. Wow.

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    Katie - I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

    Virginia - I couldn't imagine kids getting up super early, hope your kids give you a break.

    Mary - Great job at catching the person doing something illegal.

    *AFM*

    I don't think my in-laws really care cause their cats are male, they don't see the consequences of their actions.

    Talking of in-laws, DH's niece that lived with us is now causing trouble with her grandma (my MIL) that she's living with, no big surprise there. MIL is asking DH for help with the situation, DH told me he's not getting involved. I'm hoping this is true, cause we don't need any more of their drama.

    Natalie did better yesterday, lets hope she is well and can go back to school tomorrow. I have something due at work on Thursday and already missed two days in the office. I did bring the laptop home so I have done some work at home but it's difficult to get anything done when taking care of a 3 year old.

    We got our taxes done, got a good refund, going to pay down some debts, get DH's car tires changed back over for the warm weather and hopefully get a fence built.

    Anyway trying to get some work done so I should really get back to it.


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    Amanda - I think unneutered males cats would be worse. Maybe your relatives have lost their sense of smell. Ew. My boy kitties were neutered at 5 months (the earliest the vet would do it). I did not want to risk them learning to spray.

    Mary - you seem really good at catching those fake prescriptions. I'm impressed.

    AFM: I'm feeling more like TTC for a baby sometime during 2013's good weather (spring to early fall). Who knows how I'll feel tomorrow.
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    Our male cat matured faster than we thought, he sprayed once (vet called it pre-spray cause it didn't stink bad) just before 5 months so we called the vet and he was more then OK fixing him. And don't get me going on my in-laws cleanliness, they make my house look spotless (and it's far from that).


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