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Lovin PDX in February

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Silly moms. Still chatting on the January thread. Here's to a good month and a victory for the Steelers
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WTF? Back, February! BACK!
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Happy Birthday Laura!
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whats PDX again?
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The airport code for Portland.

Back February Back? It's the first day Sara.. what do you mean back?
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I think she is trying to tell it to back off.
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I think she is trying to tell it to back off.
Duh... I thought she was asking it to come back.
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oh yeah... February!


We just came back from Tryon Creek State park. Man, that place is awesome! And so flippin' close to my house! I feel like a dork for never having gone before, but now we're gonna go at least once a month.
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oh yeah... February!


We just came back from Tryon Creek State park. Man, that place is awesome! And so flippin' close to my house! I feel like a dork for never having gone before, but now we're gonna go at least once a month.
We go there all the time. Elliott loves the bridges and creek. We should meet up some time for a hike. I also just found Marquam Nature park which was great last weekend except Macey was so grumpy. I can't wait to go back there.
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I have thought of this, but she's pretty direct, generally. I'm thinking maybe it's a more subtle incompatibility, with her being further along on the crunchiness/politically radical curve. You know...vibrations from my tv /Burgerville/allopathic pharmaceutical drugs are polluting the pure air of the home, ideologically and/or spiritually. Or something. I'm sort of making that up, but I think there's a grain of truth to it.

Speaking of allopathic pharmaceuticals, it's time for my dose of ABX. I'm going to feel icky for a few hours. What a way to ruin the buzz from a good dinner. Oh, and the steroids! They're keeping me up at night. But I shudder to think where I'd be without my zoloft and antihistamines and NSAIDs and albuterol. I'm a walking drug store. Ho hum.
Hey, though, everyone's needs are different, and we are all adults, so the choice is ours as to what we will use and what we won't in our daily lives.

Pneumonia is NOTHING to mess around with. It can cause damage, which is never good.

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I'm all for the alternative treatments... but I've never been in the position of having to function through pneumonia to support myself and a child all on my own. Judging you over that is just plain unfair and ignorant. I really hope that isn't it.

And just remember... some day, she'll have a 5 year old who wants pizza all the time.
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pics of mad's hair here
Awww! This seems... awfully familiar.


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im so sick...I crawl out of bed to go to the bathroom and try to walk the dog here and there..although not for very long as I get chills and need to be laying down again.
My chest rattles everytime i cough...i don't know if I should go to urgent care or not....
This isn't the first time this season you've had this. Have you had x-rays done? Lung stuff SUCKS! I'm so sorry you have it again!

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Good memories. I, personally, think she makes a darn tootin cute pixie.


We have colds here at our place. Apparently the puking/runs of last weekend weren't enough. Ho hum.
Yeah, I think we are starting to get something here too. My sinuses and eyes are starting to get that burning feeling. Last night and this morning, I thought it was because we went to a party last night at a house with a long haired cat. But now I'm starting to think it's turning into a head cold.

I'm not slowed down yet though... and I have a surplus of broth. Making my roasted carrot soup for dinner tonight.

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today totally kicked my ass. first of all, I haven't gotten much sleep the past two nights, so I was already tired. second, cliff has been working non-stop for two days on moving his hosting to a new location, which is both physical moving and a lot of re-configuration, so I've gotten zero help with the kids or the house. I decided it would be fun to take the girls to breakfast this morning and it was all but a complete disaster, as Amelia cried in the restaurant, which was way too noisy anyway, and then Maddy cried and dragged her feet the whole way home--the hour and a half seven block walk home. Amelia actually fell asleep, woke up and cried, nursed some, went back to sleep, woke up and cried some more, and went back to sleep in the duration of the walk. Then I was just so tired and it seems Amelia never gets a true nap these days so I laid down with her and Maddy was getting into something but I figured whatever it was I could clean it up... I just wanted to nurse Amelia down. Turns out she was spilling permanent enamel paint on the floor, door, and some other stuff, that she had found in my unusable craft room that she had up until now ignored. Luckily it was still wet, but it had to be cleaned up immediately. She also peed all over the floor. I had to move a bunch of heavy stuff that Cliff had piled in there just to get the door closed. Then she went downstairs and pooped on her potty, the one success of the day. From there on out it was pee on the floor, another poop in the pants, another pee on the floor. I keep thinking of just putting her in diapers, and then when I'm about to buy some she turns around and does well so I don't, and then we have days like this again. Huge piles of laundry, Cliff's run out of pants, diaper service didn't bring enough this week, I can't walk in my freaking house with all these projects going on. I finally finished making dinner at around 9pm but by then I'd found other stuff to feed Maddy and I just wasn't hungry and Amelia needed to get to bed. I spent all my nursing time on facebook. I think I'm going to burn myself out on that within the week. And I'm nowhere near finishing knitting the sweater I'd wanted to finish for my birthday tomorrow. I'm not really expecting any fabulous birthday surprises. Cliff will be too tired and worried about our budget and it's probably too wet for a bonfire (anything that we would burn is too wet). So, like most days, I'll be surrounded by crying girls. They're beautiful and I love them but the constant crying from one or the other (mostly Maddy) or both is really getting to me.

All I really want for my birthday is Maddy's room finished so we can put all her stuff in there. This would get the boxes of bed parts out of the hallway and kitchen, most of the toys out of the livingroom, and all her stuff out of the craft room. I'm about ready to hire a babysitter and do it myself.

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Oh Laura, that sounds like a HIDEOUSLY bad day! I hope today is better for you!

and...

:Happy Birthday!:

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I totally missed that earlier, it made me laugh out loud.

I'm so sorry you had a rough day...the men in the white coats would have had to come get me after that.
Yeah, me too. I was having a bit of a time yesterday with some volunteer work I was doing, but then had a nice, centering talk with my friend Deb. I her. Made me feel so much better.


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I truly admire people with multiple children that are young, like babies. When at work, I think that it would be hard for me to have another child.....even if I was with someone. Working lately has reminded me how much work babies really are.
Then they do something really cute and I can't help but want another child someday.....
Yeah, there are definitely bad days, but all in all the sweetness outweighs the crap.

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I should have shared this earlier... Cliff got these vitamins, Super Bio-Vegetarian, from the naturopath that he takes whenever Maddy is getting sick. Before he got those things he was guaranteed to get sick whenever she did. The vitamins have really helped, decreasing the amount of times or the severity of getting sick. Since I hate when he gets sick, I push those vitamins on him! They're expensivish ($27 for 90 tb) but they aren't a daily, so I think they are worth it. I don't where you can find them other than Northwest Naturopathic Clinic... but they do have all the supplements up front and they do sell to non-patients. No good deals there, unfortunately. I'll probably shop around next time we need a new bottle. I t hink I can take them now... Dr. Bailey said they weren't good for pregnant women because of some ingredient.
Very cool! I'm going to be Neti-Potting it today, and hopefully that will help. :

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yeah that

sorry you had a **&&&y day yesterday. i know that feeling when you can hear something going on and just can't get to it and pray the damage isn't too awfully horrible. and sometimes it is! i hope your birthday today is a LOT better!!! happy birthday :


the pixie cut is adorable! my mom went on a geology field trip when i was about 3 and my grandma came to stay with me. i asked for scissors for paper dolls and cut my bangs off right at my forehead (not cute). i also cut the hair off my mom's betsy mccall dolls. bad news

i love the horse brass. hope you had fun


we had the puke bug about a month ago. ebin only barfed once but then had the runs for a week until i finally gave him a teensy bit of pepto to get his system back on track. it worked but i don't recommend it (reyes syndrome risk).

doug and i are both sick now from a sore throat/cold. we won't be going to the superbowl party we were planning on and i'm bummed. i like the food and friends...don't care about the game.
I love the horse brass too! What's it like there now that the smoking policy has kicked in? I want to try it again. I had to be between asthma flares to even consider going to that place before though.

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Poor Chase. He isn't throwing up anymore, but sure looks like he wants to from time to time. And he's so LISTLESS. Just lays there, no talking, not interested in food (but lots of nursing) and is now down for his second nap of the day. It sucks to see him like this. No fever, thank goodness, so we are just waiting it out for now.
I hope he feels better really soon. Poor little guy!

Lee, That park is AMAZINGLY beautiful, isn't it??? Sometimes I drive past it on my way back from Lake Oswego, just to visit, even if I don't have time to stop.
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Duh... I thought she was asking it to come back.
Well....you asked.
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Drive by posting from work. Ugh.


And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA!
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We go there all the time. Elliott loves the bridges and creek. We should meet up some time for a hike. I also just found Marquam Nature park which was great last weekend except Macey was so grumpy. I can't wait to go back there.
Ooh, would LOVE to meet up with you some time! Can you access my text # on the google spreadsheet? And I'd love to try Marquam too. Not sure where it is, though.

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Making my roasted carrot soup for dinner tonight.


Lee, That park is AMAZINGLY beautiful, isn't it??? Sometimes I drive past it on my way back from Lake Oswego, just to visit, even if I don't have time to stop.


and yes, it was so beautiful. I took pictures, and am pleased with how some of them turned out. Will post on blog tomorrow.
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Happy Birthday Laura!!! :
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Thanks for all the birthday wishes, ladies! I love you all!

I had a fabulous lunch at Dan & Louis' Oyster Bar. I love good seafood. And a nice Riesling. Went with the family and my dad and sister. And they gave me free cheesecake for my birthday!

I got $45... what should I spend it on? A babysitter?

I used to go to Tryon all the time as a kid. I need to take Maddy there!
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I only need to find a way to waste the next 4 hours and then we're off to have a baby. What do you do with 4 hours when you're supposed to be sitting or laying down? I'm so bored and Jim is watching the Superbowl. Sigh.
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Yeah Hedy, this is the second time....it started the weekend after Christmas and lasted almost 3 weeks..went away and about Tuesday this week I started feeling sick again, just cold symptoms...Wed and Thurs still coldish, but getting worse and Friday it hit...by night time it hit hard.
Yesterday was miserable and today is even worse. I can't keep any food down, can't stop coughing, fever with chills, stuffed up 1/2 the time...I can't even keep fluids down..so if I am still this way in the AM I think i'll head to my doc, if not I may go to urgent care tonight.....poor campbell can't breathe and her nose is a runny faucet, you'd think with how much its running she wouldn't be so plugged up.
I did however manage to make it to the store today to buy some more Vicks medicine to put into the vaporizer as we ran out Friday night and last night was miserable..I literally slept from 4am-7am.
Why is it that a store couldn't manage to have a line available for people who ARE not buying a ton of junk for a football game? serious...I waited 25 minutes at Fred Meyer's just to buy some cough drops and the vicks medicine....every.single.line.was.packed. OH and I thought that stuff about people fighting over the last of something was a rumor....people were fighting over LAST bags of chips and other stuff....STUPID.
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Lydia, I'm thinking of you.

I've had two naps today, and I feel like I could have another. Wonder how it will be going to work tomorrow?
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