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    I have been MIA... trying to catch up.

    Margaret - my mom used to do craft sales when I was a kid and I felt that for the amount of work she put in, it really did not pay off for her... I am really meticulous about my own craft projects and seem to never complete the ones just for me..

    Meg - I love your sweater and the tree. I try to be as meticulous as I can about the house when people are coming over, but there are just some things that DH does not do as well as I do... and I am too busy to do them... and I really don't want to hurt his feelings because he really does put a lot of effort into so much around the house. Also I do not know how you stood for a long time in high heels - those days are OVER for me (not because of any current medical issue - but just because I don't like to hurt period).

    DS is staying with grandma and grandpa tonight and we wrapped presents. We are going to try out the bounce house tomorrow before we get him to make sure there are no holes in it or anything.

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    The picture was taken at the independent living facility so the tree isn't ours. If you're like me you don't want to say too much to DH or go back cleaning up after him because then he probably wouldn't do it at all if he feels like he's not doing a good enough job. That's nice that you were able to get presents wrapped. I'm sure DS enjoyed spending time with grandma and grandpa. When is his birthday?

    We had snow flurries last night. Nothing that stuck though. Just looked out the window and it's snowing now.

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    Tiffany - isn't it a great feeling to have all the presents bought and wrapping done? Now that I have a new job we have to decide if Sean and I are going to exchange gifts. We weren't going to but now we will see.

    Meg - I am more then willing to share all our snow. I need to post a picture for you.

    So, AF is in full force. Cramps are horrible. Will be picking up my prescription for BCP this afternoon. Surprisingly I am not that upset. I am a little sad but I think I knew when the cycle was cancelled that it would have been a miracle. With the new job it is better this way. I am going to work this next year on losing weight, getting off my diabetes meds and getting ready to adopt (have to wait 12 months from a major life change and changing jobs is considered a major life change). I will still hang around here. You all have been so supportive of me.

    BTW, going from working dress code of casual or business casual to business dress could be very expensive for me! I actually bought some really nice stuff at the thrift store yesterday and someone gave me a 30% off coupon so for under $30 I got 3 blouses, 2 pairs of dress pants and a blazer!

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    Sorry AF came but I'm glad you seem to be at peace with it. I can't wait to follow your adoption journey. Glad you are planning on hanging around here because we'd miss you otherwise. When I see dressy clothes in the stores there are times where I wish I had a job where I could dress up but I'm sure it would get expensive and I'm sure I wouldn't like it for long. I like to get dressed up nice for things. Same with men's clothing. I see nice shirts and ties and wish DH wore them so I could buy them for him. Even when he worked in the clinic setting he never wore ties because of them hanging off of him and getting dirty and gross. With him just wearing hospital scrubs it's pretty easy and laundry is easy since he takes them back to the hospital to have them wash them.

    The girls made donuts this morning with a donut maker one of them got from an aunt and uncle last Christmas. It really doesn't work well. The donuts are sticky and fall apart when you take them out of the maker.

    Our appraisal came back on Friday from our lake house. DH went in to see about locking in a rate. He needed to lock in by 4:00pm and he sent me a txt at 3:59 saying rates were 2.62% I told him to do what he felt was best. He's holding off until he can get 2.5% or better. Friday morning rates were 2.5% so he's thinking they jumped that small amount since it was the end of the day before a weekend. It's not a huge difference and would total a couple extra grand over 15 years.

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    It will be interesting. I have worked in offices where it was business dress and then casual fridays but my new job is business dress all the time. I understand, it is a high end Financial Management Company. We have already decided that when we can we will be doing all our retirement investments through them - way higher rate of return... I am excited for tomorrow. I need to call at 8am and find out when I need to be there.

    Robbie sees the psychiatrist tomorrow. The 2 meds we have tried have not worked so we will see what is next. Probably won't start any new med until his Christmas break. Just want the little guy to do better. We are mean parents. Earlier this year I told Robbie if he lost any more school supplies then I was NOT replacing them and he would have to use his allowance. He has gone through 11 erasers this year already!!!! Today he had to take his allowance and buy pencils, erasers and glue sticks. He has gone through 20 pencils, and 6 glue sticks! I hope this helps him take better care of his stuff!!!

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    Margaret - I would lose stuff all the time. I am sure I had a borderline ADD (runs in my family). I would just go without because I didn't want to disappoint my parents and they gave me such a hard time about it. So, not sure what the best tack to take with kids about this... each one responds so differently to different parenting techniques. They should have just bought supplies in bulk and not made me feel bad about it since they could afford to and I have obviously grown into a responsible adult and have ways to keep from losing stuff now. It took time to develop those skills and I don't think I made any headway on that until I was in college. If anything I needed more confidence in my abilities and that had held me back a little. I am not saying Robbie is the same, sounds like he has a lot more on his plate than that, but I wish my parents could have had a glimpse into my future. P.S. Just now I lost my phone and I cannot find it anywhere - so I have not completely grown out of it. Until I started keeping a calendar on my phone I seemed like a very disorganized person. Now every-single-appt/mtg is on my phone calendar which is sync'd with google calendars just in case I ever misplace my phone.

    Good job on finding some clothes at good will. I haven't been there, but I will as I transition various sizes next year. We did go to Once Upon a Child to find some long sleeved shirts for DS.

    Oh and we got 12 inches of snow between today and yesterday. Other than being quite difficult to get in and out of the drive way, we were still able to get around.

    Tiffany

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    And one more thing, I hope you will post about your adoption journey.

    Tiffany

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    I get where you are coming from Tiffany. We are wondering about ADD and Aspergers with Robbie. The big problem is that this is new behaviour for him. He spent $8.03 replacing stuff, I am going to make him put his name stickers on them. The one that made me mad is that he threw his glue stick in the garbage as the lid was not on his desk....it was on the floor! But it was too late for the glue stick. He refuses to put things in his pencil box and so his desk is a mess.

    12" of snow is nothing! We got a dump that big in 2 hours Wednesday afternoon... What I don't like is here they do not plow properly! The leave a snow "base" on the roads. Personally I think it causes more accidents as it freezes...

    Of course I will post my adoption journey. It started with making a phone call and then finding out that we have to wait 6 months to put our application in as I have just changed jobs. When I call back in they will decide if we have to wait another 6 months but as I am staying in finance 6 months will be ok. We are going foster-to-adopt. Classes and paperwork could take 3 months and then we would be good to go.

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    Margaret...I don't think you are a horrible parent for making DS replace his lost things with his own money. Sounds like you have done it enough with your money and this may be the way to make him learn to keep track of things. Plus, you are not horrible because our kids don't even get an allowance.

    Tiffany...a friend of mine posted a pic on facebook when she was in Mpls. Looks like you did get quite a bit. Ours never amounted to anything.

    We made krumkake with my mom and sisters and it was successful. We weren't quite sure how it would turn out but it was pretty easy.

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    I don't think she is horrible... I just think it may take a while to figure out what will really work. I think the labeling is smart.

    Tiffany

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