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Happy New Year!!!!
post #622 of 845
Happy New Year to all of you.
I had a super fantastic holiday. Mike and I spent nearly two weeks together , in and around Washington, DC,with his family. It was whirlwind and I am paying the price with exhaustion. Coming back to Delaware and work was sooo hard. We're going to NYC next weekend in an attempt to beat back the winter doldrums. Other than riding off the high from the holidays, things are fairly status quo.
How's every one doing?
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How's every one doing?
I'll let you know tomorrow evening.
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I'll let you know tomorrow evening.
What's the matter??
post #625 of 845
Happy New Year All:

New to this forum and looking forward to spending some time with good people. May this new year bring good health and much happiness to you and yours....
post #626 of 845
Hey ladies! Happy New Year! I have been lurking about on this thread; life has just been so busy lately with the holidays and keeping up with my little guy. He will be 15 months in a couple of weeks and his 6th tooth is coming in! Time is flying by; it's hard to believe that he's running around and talking! Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying 2010 thus far!
post #627 of 845
Happy New Year ladies! Im still here, 2010 is bringing in some change. Hubby finally landed a job the other day after being unemployed after a lay off for 11 months! W00T!!! However, my job is moving and Im not sure they will ask me to go with them, so i may be laid off this year. But Im not sad about it, because ive been working on my own business and I am REALLY excited about the possibility to do it fulltime much sooner than I thought!

Hubby and I are just really excited that we get to catch up on our delinquent finances, get my biz going and possibly move to Dallas, TX this year (if not this year, then next year). Once we move to Dallas, we will probably start TTC then.

Anywho, im glad everyone made it ok into the new year!
post #628 of 845
Happy New Year, ladies...belatedly! I've been lurking too and usually only able to type with one hand but I have two hands available at the moment so I'm taking full advantage. 2010 is my year of focusing on social action. I have some ideas and projects in mind. So I plan to be busy in a good way. I have a new blog that I want to get going soon in order to promote breastfeeding and show that it is something that black moms do. Feel free to PM me if you're interested (I don't want to violate any MDC guidelines).

Brown Lioness, Congrats on the hubby finding a new job! I've been laid off before (not as long as your hubby though) so I know how that goes. I hope your biz takes off!

Welcome ginsengmom!

Eilonwy, I hope everything is ok!

I hope everyone is doing well and prospering.
post #629 of 845
Thank you kindly! Blessings on your new blog and projects!


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Happy New Year, ladies...belatedly! I've been lurking too and usually only able to type with one hand but I have two hands available at the moment so I'm taking full advantage. 2010 is my year of focusing on social action. I have some ideas and projects in mind. So I plan to be busy in a good way. I have a new blog that I want to get going soon in order to promote breastfeeding and show that it is something that black moms do. Feel free to PM me if you're interested (I don't want to violate any MDC guidelines).

Brown Lioness, Congrats on the hubby finding a new job! I've been laid off before (not as long as your hubby though) so I know how that goes. I hope your biz takes off!

Welcome ginsengmom!

Eilonwy, I hope everything is ok!

I hope everyone is doing well and prospering.
post #630 of 845
Congrats, Erika.

I'm sick. I've been sick since shortly after Thanksgiving, and it sucks royally. I've been doing a bit better, but I have to take pills every day in order to eat at all. The up side of this is that I lost about 15 pounds (maybe more ), but of course... I like eating! The worst part has been having no energy to deal with anything, but still being unable to sleep. Blech. I've been arguing with myself about it this whole time. Anyway, the doctors have no idea what's wrong, but apparently a lot of people have been having this problem lately-- severe nausea and vomiting that just won't go away. Yuck yuck yuck. I know I'm not contagious, but it's still gross and I still don't want to go anywhere (not that I have much choice).
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Eilonwy, I'm so sorry to hear you're ill. I hope you get better soon.
post #632 of 845
Eilonwy, I hope you get better soon.

CONGRATULATIONS Brown Lioness.

I have been MIA for a while, it's good to be back. I have a bit of good news. All of my life I thought that my father was deceased,but this week I found out that my father is in fact alive and living less than 10 minutes away. The man who passed away,my mothers husband wasn't my biological father. Turns out that quite a few people in my family were aware of this,but didn't want to be the one to break it to me.
So as I approach my 35th birthday I'm getting acquainted with my father. He has a daughter and a son. I also have 7 more nieces and nephews. My mind is still processing it all. I can't think to hard about it though,or my head will explode. I'm still in WOW mode. Like REALLY FREAKIN WOW!!!
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Wow Jannah, that's insane! I hope it's going well!
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Eilonwy, I hope you get better soon.

CONGRATULATIONS Brown Lioness.

I have been MIA for a while, it's good to be back. I have a bit of good news. All of my life I thought that my father was deceased,but this week I found out that my father is in fact alive and living less than 10 minutes away. The man who passed away,my mothers husband wasn't my biological father. Turns out that quite a few people in my family were aware of this,but didn't want to be the one to break it to me.
So as I approach my 35th birthday I'm getting acquainted with my father. He has a daughter and a son. I also have 7 more nieces and nephews. My mind is still processing it all. I can't think to hard about it though,or my head will explode. I'm still in WOW mode. Like REALLY FREAKIN WOW!!!
Whoa....that is a lot to process. I wish you the best going forward. I'm sure you have a myriad of feelings.
post #635 of 845
Thank you ladies You said it purple girl. I spoke to my brother today, so far so good.
post #636 of 845
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Originally Posted by Brown Lioness View Post
Happy New Year ladies! Im still here, 2010 is bringing in some change. Hubby finally landed a job the other day after being unemployed after a lay off for 11 months! W00T!!! However, my job is moving and Im not sure they will ask me to go with them, so i may be laid off this year. But Im not sad about it, because ive been working on my own business and I am REALLY excited about the possibility to do it fulltime much sooner than I thought!

Hubby and I are just really excited that we get to catch up on our delinquent finances, get my biz going and possibly move to Dallas, TX this year (if not this year, then next year). Once we move to Dallas, we will probably start TTC then.

Anywho, im glad everyone made it ok into the new year!
Congrats and the best of luck in ttc'ing!

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Originally Posted by gingsengmom View Post
Happy New Year All:

New to this forum and looking forward to spending some time with good people. May this new year bring good health and much happiness to you and yours....

Welcome, welcome!
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Originally Posted by Arike View Post
Hey ladies! Happy New Year! I have been lurking about on this thread; life has just been so busy lately with the holidays and keeping up with my little guy. He will be 15 months in a couple of weeks and his 6th tooth is coming in! Time is flying by; it's hard to believe that he's running around and talking! Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying 2010 thus far!
15months??? Oiy, time is flying!

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Originally Posted by bajamergrrl View Post
Happy New Year, ladies...belatedly! I've been lurking too and usually only able to type with one hand but I have two hands available at the moment so I'm taking full advantage. 2010 is my year of focusing on social action. I have some ideas and projects in mind. So I plan to be busy in a good way. I have a new blog that I want to get going soon in order to promote breastfeeding and show that it is something that black moms do. Feel free to PM me if you're interested (I don't want to violate any MDC guidelines).

Brown Lioness, Congrats on the hubby finding a new job! I've been laid off before (not as long as your hubby though) so I know how that goes. I hope your biz takes off!

Welcome ginsengmom!

Eilonwy, I hope everything is ok!

I hope everyone is doing well and prospering.
Hey! How are ya? Good luck with your goals!

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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
Congrats, Erika.

I'm sick. I've been sick since shortly after Thanksgiving, and it sucks royally. I've been doing a bit better, but I have to take pills every day in order to eat at all. The up side of this is that I lost about 15 pounds (maybe more ), but of course... I like eating! The worst part has been having no energy to deal with anything, but still being unable to sleep. Blech. I've been arguing with myself about it this whole time. Anyway, the doctors have no idea what's wrong, but apparently a lot of people have been having this problem lately-- severe nausea and vomiting that just won't go away. Yuck yuck yuck. I know I'm not contagious, but it's still gross and I still don't want to go anywhere (not that I have much choice).

So sorry you're going through this. A friend of mine had something similar. She ended up on major tranquilizers which quelled the throwing up. The doctor could not pinpoint the cause but she's all better now. It took awhile for her to feel completely better. I hope you find relief soon!

Hey Erika, I saw you on the front page of MDC--way cool!!

As always, I am posting on the fly. Mostly, I am well. Spending lots more time with M. which is a great thing. This weekend we're headed for a whirlwind four days in NYC. I am looking forward to the time away, but really long for time to tend to crap around my home. M. has planned a tight agenda for the weekend, but I'd much rather be lazy and relax at the hotel....but noooooo, we've gotta hit the streets running and not stop until we drop I am hoping to see two of my dear friends, but from the looks of it, there won't be time.

I foresee lots of changes coming my way this year--some easy, others not so much. In the end, it will all be for the better or at least I hope!! LOL Details as all of this unfolds
post #637 of 845

We don't recognize MLK day ( at my son's school) Advice please

Happy new years mamas!

Yesterday my ds,dh and I went to a gathering to celebrate Dr King. Great celebration btw. My son is not in preschool on Mondays,but if he was we would have taken him out and celebrated/recognized the event( the same thing we did during Obama's inauguration).

At the beginning of the preschool yr there is a flyer that says all the days they close ( mostly for holidays) I get it. I failed to notice that they do not recognize MLK day on this list. Yet the day after Thanksgiving for some reason is off. I get it...

What I would like to do is to write a letter stating why the school should take off and celebrate MLK day.

Can anyone offer me some sentences to convey this to the owner?
My ds class is very multiracial and diverse. I spoke to my ds teacher and she said she would have liked to march yesterday during the festivities.

I can't help but wonder if the owner was a black woman or a person of color would she have recognized this earlier.... she owns all three schools.


Anywhoo thank you for any help and advice.

blessings ladies and I appreciate all the advice I get from you.
post #638 of 845
I agree that the MLK holiday deserves commeration, but it is almost unrealistic to expect a PK to close. All of my friends who work in corporate America, the Health Care industry, retail....okay, any industry except for banking and the Federal/State Government had to work. If the center closed those parents would have had to use vaction days or lost a day of pay.
post #639 of 845
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Happy new years mamas!

Yesterday my ds,dh and I went to a gathering to celebrate Dr King. Great celebration btw. My son is not in preschool on Mondays,but if he was we would have taken him out and celebrated/recognized the event( the same thing we did during Obama's inauguration).

At the beginning of the preschool yr there is a flyer that says all the days they close ( mostly for holidays) I get it. I failed to notice that they do not recognize MLK day on this list. Yet the day after Thanksgiving for some reason is off. I get it...

What I would like to do is to write a letter stating why the school should take off and celebrate MLK day.

Can anyone offer me some sentences to convey this to the owner?
My ds class is very multiracial and diverse. I spoke to my ds teacher and she said she would have liked to march yesterday during the festivities.

I can't help but wonder if the owner was a black woman or a person of color would she have recognized this earlier.... she owns all three schools.


Anywhoo thank you for any help and advice.

blessings ladies and I appreciate all the advice I get from you.
Honestly as someone who has used daycare/preschool with both my kids past 18 years), I agree with AndrewsMother that is not realistic for a preschool to be closed for every holiday. Race or ethnicity has nothing to do with it but for many parents MLK is not a day off sadly if they work in the private sector and I think daycares try to cater to the needs of their families. Personally as someone who used daycare its a real PITA to have to search for coverage because the center is closed, in my case if I had to work and the center is closed I really don't have a great deal of backups.

I know that at my dd's old daycare they would incorporate lessons about MLK into the day.

As for being closed the day after Thanksgiving, its not all that unusal to be honest. I understand how you feel but I think its about the fact that for many families being closed would create a hardship not about lack of respect.

Shay
post #640 of 845
Hello Sisterfriends,

I am just popping in to say hello! I have been spending a lot less time online lately because of my recovery so that has meant less time here at MDC.
I hope that everyone here is having a great start to the new year, I can't believe it is already the end of January!
Thank you to all of you that complimented me on my selection as MDC's member of the month, It was really nice to be asked!
Well, that's all for now. I hope to come back soon!
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Take Care,
Erika(I don't wear a fro, I'm just a sister who likes this smilie!):
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