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    I'm glad that DH is stepping up to help out when you aren't able to do everything.

    My younger sister had a knee scope done this morning. I heard from my mom and it went well. It was a different kind of injury than the surgeon was used to seeing. She doesn't really ever remember injuring it but it has been bothering her since middle school. She'll go home as soon as she gets out of recovery with no restrictions.

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    Holy Moly!!!! I went and picked up our tax returns and we are getting a lot back! I'm so excited. I don't think we've ever gotten anything back, we always end up paying in. DH and I have been talking about remodeling our kitchen and master bath over the past year. When I told him how much we were getting back I told him we could put it towards that and he was thinking the same thing. Looks like a new kitchen and bathroom are in my future . My day just got better!

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    Awesome!!! We got ours back today too. First time in 7 years that we didn't have to pay. Enjoy all the dreaming and planning for the remodel.
    This day has been incredibly taxing but it's almost done. My supervisor has been relentless. Just counting down the months/years until I can get out of this place. Not much on tap tonight - just snuggles and TV I hope.

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    The IRS must not have needed a lot of money this year...jk. It seems a lot of ppl have gotten returns that usually don't.

    Right now our master bath has a toilet and tub/shower in one room and in the other room is 2 sinks. We'd like to put a jacuzzi tub in where the sinks are and put a dual head big shower, toilet and closets in the part that has the toilet and add on out into our existing garage to make it bigger. It's funny because DH wants the new bathroom more than I do. Of course, I'd be thrilled with it. He loves hot tubs/jacuzzis. We've talked about getting a hot tub to put outside and have decided it's a lot of maintenance and cost.

    I'm sorry you've had a bad day today. It's always hard to get back into the swing of things after being gone a few days, then having a bad supervisor makes it worse. When are you able to leave your job?

    Snuggles and TV sounds like fun. Is there anything in particular you watch tonight? What are some shows you watch? We've been watching "Smash" and "The Voice." I like "Grey's", "Private Practice", "Criminal Minds" and those types of shows.

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    That sounds like a wonderful plan Meg! Can't wait to "see" the progress as you get it going. Depending on how things go in the coming weeks, I hope to transition into SAHM. If not, I'm not sure what we'll do. I told DH that I would start actively looking for jobs again (did so right before TTC). Since I work in the health and human service field I would probably need my MSW to get another job in my field. We'll just have to see what happens. Fortunately $ isn't too too big of a factor (DH makes almost 3x what I do anyway) but if we decide to grow our family in other ways, it would be nice to have my income and the flexibility. We'll see. I really hope it's a mute point in a few weeks anyway

    As for TV shows - we watch more than the average bear and I'm okay with that. We are big Criminal Minds fans here too. We also like quirky comedies like HIMYM, Happy Endings, New Girl, etc. I'm a big drama fan (NCIS, The Firm, The Good Wife, Fairly Legal) but DH doesn't like anything too serious (he says that life is serious enough for him ) so I usually end up watching those alone. My guilty pleasure though are real-life documentaries like those bizarre health shows or Lisa Ling's Our America. The more fringe of society the better. One of my majors in college was sociology (with concentration in criminal justice) so I am fascinated by those on the "outside."

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    I hope that you can transition to a SAHM. I really do love it and I'm so thankful and grateful that my DH works hard enough that I can stay home. If things don't happen as they should in the next few weeks you could be a SAHW. Trust me, that would be enough of a job to keep you busy. Maybe get a little job, related to your training or not, to give you a little something to do.

    One of DH's favorite shows in The Big Bang Theory. I used to not really like it but now I watch it with him and it is pretty hilarious. I just haven't gotten into HIMYM even though it's been on for years. I used to really like Two and a Half Men but that show has just turned gross and disturbing. I really like Mike and Molly but now that The Voice is on that takes priority. I like the documentary and bizarre health shows also. It just fascinates me.

    I resigned from my job and was having anxiety about doing so. I just felt bad doing it. We have a lake house 2 hrs away and me working on Wednesday afternoons would mean we couldn't spend Wednesdays there which a day we could be there since DH won't work Wednesdays with his new job.
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    I would LOVE to be a SAHW but don't think that DH would be down for it. Although after about 3 days of realizing what all I do around the house (not that it's a lot but more than I think he realized), I'm sure that he would enjoy having me home. We'll see. We are pretty open at this point to whatever is in store for us.

    I'm so sorry that you were having anxiety about resigning. I can completely understand why. I'm glad that they took the news well. Maybe you could still get together once a week or once a month for lunch or coffee? That way you could maintain the relationship in person. Or maybe even agree to call once a week to chat. I call my brother every Sunday at 7:30pm and have for almost a year now. It has been wonderful for our relationship. I got the idea from my dad who, after his heartattack in 10/05, decided to call his parents every Sunday even if he had just seen them the day before. It becomes old hat after a while and if he's not able to talk then, he'll end up calling me sometime during the week. Sorry for the tangent. The point was I'm sure that you can maintain the friendship since it sounds like it's important to you both. I'm sure that it feels like a weight has been lifted. That's great that you were able to make a decision that was best for you and your family. That extra time with the girls will be cherished memories when they get older.

    Yay! I made it through the day. Be back tomorrow. Take care everyone!! Have a good night.

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    Maybe you can change your DH's mind about being a SAHW. Or hopefully you won't have to worry about that and can be a SAHM.

    They were so nice about it. She told her husband and he said to put it out of my mind and family comes before a 3 hr/week job. I always make a bigger deal about things than I should. I'm a worse case scenario type of gal.

    I talk to my mom practically everyday, sometimes more than once a day. I've already talked to her twice and will probably call her again by the end of the day. I talk to my older sister quite a few times a week. My younger sister we don't talk on the phone as much but see eachother fairly frequently.

    Talk to you tomorrow Jenni!! Enjoy the TV and cuddle time!

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    How's your sister doing today Meg? DH and I did talk this morning some about my job situation. He said that no matter what odds are that I probably won't be working here in a year. I think I can make it a year I think I have completely talked myself into symptoms already. I'm usually not one to do that. If anything I try to explain them away. Thinking it's probably the tail end of the trigger shot and the other meds I'm on that are causing the tiredness and headaches and achiness. We'll see though.

    Hope everyone else is doing well!! Check in when you can Mimi about what time your transfer is this afternoon.

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    My transfer is set for 2:45pm. Today I am feeling optimistic and very much positive about this. Yesterday I woke up with stiff neck, it got worse during the day, and its still pretty bad. I hate what stress does to me. I would if I could, but I can't
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