Great pics Margaret! Sometimes it's nice to not get much done on a holiday.
DD2 is going to get her hair colored for the first time next week. It's going to be part of her bday present. She wants to do pink peek-a-boo highlights. Since she is now going to be in a public school she can do those fun things. She has a phobia about getting her haircut so we told her in order to color it she needs to allow it to be cut. I think she'd have much prettier hair if she got all the dead ends trimmed off. I wish she'd realize that. It's been a year since she's gotten it cut. I really don't like the straggly dead ends. I'm going to tell the lady who cuts it to even it out and cut off all the dead. I might see how much she'll charge me to get a couple pink streaks in my hair.
I need to go through school supplies today to see what I need to buy. We have a stockpile of supplies since we buy them on clearance the year before. Plus, we reuse folders since we buy the plastic ones.
Margaret-love the hair. Good luck on your interview. KUP on what's going on with AF.
Meg-I've been having some serious headaches as well. I guess it's from all the hormones I'm on. My stomach is all bruised up already and my pants are tight on me. :(
Yeah DD was getting bullied by this little boy he kept telling her she had a unibrow and her way of stopping it was to take her scissors and take all the hair off. The sad part is that I loved her unibrow. :( I tried to let it grow out but since she is hairy like me, it grew out so much more that it actually looked really bad. It really did look like a unibrow, so I now just maintain it. She is starting to be aware of her body, like hair on her legs, etc. She is going to be 9 in February so I don't know if that's normal for this age or not.
I buy more than I should as well for school supplies. Walmart has the crayons for 50 cents so I just buy 4 packs. I reuse scissors and other stuff too. DD is actually good with her school stuff. She keeps her stuff pretty neat. Now, if I can only get her to do that with her room. LOL!
I got the two middle-schoolers registered for school today. It really hurts me that I'm listed as their "step-mother." Never anywhere have I put myself down as their step-mother. I legally adopted them so I am their legal mother. Their birth certificate has my name listed as birth mom. If DH and I adopted a child together would we be their "step-parents"? NO!!! But that is what I am labeled here because they all know the history that their mother died 8 years ago. If we moved anywhere else we wouldn't have this problem because no one would know the history. People that don't know us say how much the girls look like me. It really p*sses me off and I'm very hurt by it. The more I thought about it and the more upset I got over it on the way home I thought I should've crossed out the "step" part on the registration form. I legally adopted them because I wanted to be their mother.
I would have, and I don't see anything wrong with it. I am sure those girls look to you as their mom. That would have pissed me off!
Next year I am definately going to cross out the "step" part. I don't the DH quite gets how much it hurts and upsets me because he does have bio children. These girls are the closet thing I have to having bio children and the closet thing I'll ever get, then to be called a "stepmother" to them is very hurtful. It's like when we went to apply for their passports we were told that we may have issues because I put myself down as their mother and may have to prove that I adopted them. We obviously had to send in their birth certificate with them, what more proof can you get? Another instance where ppl know the history and I'm labeled. I'm sure the passport people didn't even blink an eye because everything matched. Stupid small town living!!!
Meg - that is horrible that you label you a step-mother. You are the girls mother. When my sister died and her husband remarried I felt that Katie was their mother, she did not adopt my niece and nephews (although my BIL adopted her kids) but she the only mother that my nephews remember.
I think after school gets started next week I'm going to email the school and ask them to take out the "step" part and let them know that I am their legal mother. Another place that considers me the "step-parent" is when I take them to the doctor's office. They always say "accompanied by step-mother." This is the clinic DH worked at when his wife passed away so they know exactly what the history is.
Our pool in town had cryptosporidium. There were lots of kids and adults sick with diarrhea. Finally when the lifeguards were sick they figured out that's what it was. The pool was closed for a few days to shock it and raise the chlorine levels since this parasite is very hardy and can live in normal chlorine levels. Now that the pool is open it is completely dead. No one is going. Thankfully we had only gone twice this year. I guess it's not an uncommon parasite and there have been quite a few pools with it in IA. It's not the pool's fault. It's the fault of the person or parent who took their kid to pool with diarrhea.
Tomorrow DD2 has a follow-up appt for her contacts. She's doing really well with them and seems to be tolerating them. She's been wearing them everyday. Then we'll school supply shop. We realy donn't have a lot to get since we had a lot of them already. My parents are having a hog roast party on Friday night so we are going to the help them get ready for that. My dad is a hog farmer and this is his last pig before being done raising hogs.
Well, it appears that AF found me.
Going to my job interview in an hour.
Good luck with your interview!
Good Luck today!!
Meg- good for you for telling them!
AFM-I have 8 good sized follicles there are about 3 or 4 I believe that were lagging, but hopefully they will catch up. She is sticking mostly with the 8. She said my uterus looks great. Retrieval is scheduled for sunday or monday. So nervous.