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His belly cleared right on up when I told him that he wouldn't be able to eat the taco casserole for dinner. That he'd have to settle on soup. It's a miracle.
Imagine that.

Clay, to clarify, yes, he occasionally takes Interferon A. But he's an alkie, too.
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ok... basically the paper says that interferon use for CML can (rarely) cause acute pancreatitis. There is nothing about mortality being increased due to the pancreatitis. Alcohol use is one cause of pancreatitis, but that paper was the only one that discussed pancreatitis and CML.

But it's kind of reassuring since they didn't find an increase in mortality due to the pancreatitis. It wasn't a death sentence in that study, though it wasn't nice for the people involved of course. So do please ask him to find out what the dr meant by that.

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I've caught a cold. Dh too. We thought it was pollen, and that's part of it, but this is totally a cold. Poop.

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work on the chicken coop continues. we should finish tomorrow!
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Okay greatest words ever: Ben and Jerry's ice cream on sale. 2/$9. In my fav flavors of peanut butter cup and chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum.

That is all.
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I got back from my trip yesterday afternoon. DS did pretty well with my being away for 4 days. He and DH definitely bonded. But DS also learned the new whine of "I want my mommy". I saw whine b/c he'll cry it out even if I'm carrying him but he's not getting his way. It is a little heart breaking (but that doesn't mean he gets to run around in busy parking lots ) My meetings all went really well. They were actually the most productive of the 7 we've had so far. DD was great - she was a wonderful ice-breaker and introduction. I wore her on my back for 8 or more hours a day. Often people wouldn't realize there was a baby back there until I walked by then they'd explain - "there's a baby". We'd then talk for a few minutes. The 2nd village I went to was really amazing. I arrived on Wed afternoon. The Niglikfak River was mostly covered in broken plates of ice. It was cool enough in the evening I had to wear a fleece jacket. On Thursday, it reached the mid to high 60s F (20 miles from the Bering Sea!!) Over half of the ice melted/washed out. On Friday morning the river was ice free. As I flew out, all of the ponds that were iced over on Wed were clear and I could even see the green up starting. It was warm and amazing weather. The birds there were fabulous. Went on a morning walk b4 the village woke up (its pretty slow until between 9-10 am) - frogs, cranes, ducks, geese and swans, swallows, sparrows, ravens. In both villages, many many people were out in the surrounding areas on subsistance hunting/fishing & gathering: duck hunting, fishing for smelt and whitefish, collecting eggs (ducks, swan, geese, crane), harvesting greens (Ranunculus sp - I thought they were all poisonous) and a few folks had just gotten back from seal hunting. After seeing the junk that fills most of the shelves of the store - it explained the importance of subsistence activities in a new light. I broke down with my sore throat and bought a $4 can of soup - it would sell for about $2.60 here).

My allergies cleared up while i was gone - and I got them back within 30 minutes of landing. My throat feels like I swallowed razor blades & my right ear throbs everytime I swallow. But green-up is nearly complete and it reached 75 degrees today, a record high. DS spent most of the day naked in the backyard - and then insisted that DD be naked too. He even "swam" in a storage tote I filled with water (water still comes out of the tap at about 55). I bought some zucchini and leek starts today. Tomorrow I am picking up my strawberry baskets. It is 11:50 pm and I am can still read the licence plate of the car parked across the street. Nothing like 21 hours of usable light!

Hopefully DH gets off work soon - but Memorial Day weekend can be insane for him. Yesterday was rough he started the weekend with an early morning body recovery. He said it wasn't a big deal - but I could tell otherwise. this probably sounds insensitive, but I can't deal with getting all PTSD again. Last time it really struck it was really bad- and that was pre-kids. He's acting similarly to that time around. Too much stress, too little sleep and too many ghosts. I wish we could take a real, not-visiting-family vacation for a few weeks. But we only have family stuff planned. It will be good, but not stress-less. If it were just my folks it would be fine, but this one involves extended family. I shouldn't complain though, at least were getting a vacation at all - and my folks are helping with the plane tix (otherwise it would be at $1500-$2500 for airfare alone to the Southeast US.)
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Liza, your posts are amazing. I love hearing about where you live.


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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
ok... basically the paper says that interferon use for CML can (rarely) cause acute pancreatitis. There is nothing about mortality being increased due to the pancreatitis. Alcohol use is one cause of pancreatitis, but that paper was the only one that discussed pancreatitis and CML.

But it's kind of reassuring since they didn't find an increase in mortality due to the pancreatitis. It wasn't a death sentence in that study, though it wasn't nice for the people involved of course. So do please ask him to find out what the dr meant by that.
I hope you guys feel better, and I want to see pix of the coop when it's done!!
Thanks, Clay...I read it to M (he's on the phone with me right now) and he said he would talk to his Dr. Remains to be seen, but one can hope
He also said he'd ask his ex to go with him. I hope that pans out, too. She's an LPN. She probably won't talk to me about it (she's still uber-jealous about me, even though they've been divorced for 11 years )-- but maybe she'll talk to their dd and she will tell me stuff.

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Okay greatest words ever: Ben and Jerry's ice cream on sale. 2/$9. In my fav flavors of peanut butter cup and chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum.
They have cookie dough? Mmmm. M's and my fave is Phish Food. He also discovered a mint chocolate cookie flavor yesterday, which I will now have to hunt down
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Hello everyone! My Spiritual Sisters!

I'm sorry I have been absent. I'm really bad at long threads, but this one I still come to read each time it comes to the top of my subscriptions folder.

I've been very busy at home this month. My son and I finished all our lessons for 2nd grade, and the virtual academy has it's official last day of school this Friday. I'm excited not to log attendance for a few weeks And I got his standardized test score from April. He did really well, he met all the standards, and just barely missed exceeding the standard in one of the subjects. I have lots to still do to tidy up our school boxes. Punching holes and putting papers in order. I'm not sure if I have to do anything with all of it. But we aren't going to throw it out until next year. Then I can re-use the binders. I should take pictures of all the stuff we have LOL

My daughter asked me on Friday in a very 'attitud-ish foot-stomping' kinda way "I wanna do SCHOOL mama!!" So I really need to get crackin and figure out a curriculum for a pre-k student. She really wants to learn how to read. I'm not sure if I should use a phonics system or if I should go with sight words like ds did. He learned how to read in public school, so I have no idea how to go about this. She has a few sight words from playing on Starfall, so I am tempted to do a bit of both with her. Sight and phonics. We'll see.

My husband has been work, work, working. Lots of Saturdays, unless I need him here He didn't work last weekend and hasn't worked this weekend, but he might go in tomorrow. He can get more *work* done when no one is there He's a Team Leader, so he has lots of responsibility with helping his teammates.

I am just trying to find a way to enjoy the summer, keep a little bit of learning going every day, and trying to find that balance between *Super Mom* and *Amanda*. Which is why there are dishes piled in the sink, and a pile of clean laundry in the living room : But I'm more than half way through a good book (2nd novel by Kathy Reichs), and have enjoyed my Week of Summer.

OH! and I put my class deposit on a Childbirth Educator training. I can't wait to dive back into all of it! I miss the birth world, and my birthy friends I'm also enjoying this new leaf of learning I have turned over. Between my Wicca 101 and now Childbirth Ed my brain finally feels like it's working and capable of work. The training isn't until October, but I'm SO flippin excited!!

Anyway that is what is going on here I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Blessed Be!
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amanda: my 5 year old has been doing "school" stuff for awhile now. he just loves doing stuff. lol i have been using BOB books for the reading which he really enjoys. they are very simple. i bought the first set (which is a bit pricey for what you get really) but our library has all the sets, so maybe if your library has them you could check them out. also there is website http://www.mathisfun.com/ for math worksheets if she is so inclined. they are fun. also this website has some cool eco-science stuff http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/ (just go under curriculum). some fun stuff for little kids.

so i started taking a B complex and iron, and i have been feeling a bit better. not 100%, but i actually made breakfast, and cleaned the kitchen, and i having puked today yet. so that is good. the kids want the computer, so i gotta go. lol

h
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so i started taking a B complex and iron, and i have been feeling a bit better. not 100%, but i actually made breakfast, and cleaned the kitchen, and i having puked today yet. so that is good. the kids want the computer, so i gotta go. lol

h
Since taking the iron (twice a day with prenatal at night), I'm feeling much better than usual as well. They're giving me B12 shots though. I'm glad you're feeling a little better.
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Thanks

Oh yes, B-vits are very good at helping curb the morning sickness. I took a Super B Complex with my daughter and had far less ms.
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I'm so glad that everyone is checking in!
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I GOT MY BABY PRAM!!!!! Dh surprised me with a vintage white (kind of dirty) pram. He had been looking online and found someone local and had gone out to see it and paid for it. Today he took me and they had put a bow on it.

I actually cried, something I rarely do. I'm going to clean it up now. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!
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*waves*

Hi ladies. I have my nephew today, and possibly overnight. He got scared the last time I tried to keep him overnight (neighbors upstairs are REALLY loud) and I had to take him home. My nephew made out today, went to Toys R Us and they were have a buy one, get one half off on Transformers. Spoiled child

Got the cat a new toy as well. Thankfully he likes it and has not been attacking us since we gave it to him.

DBF has to go to work here in a couple of hours. Thankfully we have tomorrow off together.
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happy "sun" day. found my almanac while i was packing, had a fun sun/shadow ritual in it for today. very nice-- and we actually have SUN today, so i could do it!

two, maybe three camp ideas: Country Witch/City Witch; Heart Homes; and (maybe for fall) a Kitchen Witch intensive.

just some ideas from my morning meditations. hope all are well, and enjoying some summer-like weather!
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Finally finished Roo's school progress report.
It had better suffice, I tell ya. It's 3 pages!

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I actually cried, something I rarely do. I'm going to clean it up now. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!
That is so wonderful!
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I GOT MY BABY PRAM!!!!!
Wow, that was fast! Well, yay, then!

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two, maybe three camp ideas: Country Witch/City Witch; Heart Homes; and (maybe for fall) a Kitchen Witch intensive.
You're always full of ideas for camp, aweyn I so wish I could take part in the dang camps. I'm so freaking busy with just life stuff all the time

Yard sale: Didn't go nearly as well as I'd hoped. I only made about $60 and didn't get rid of much at all
One thing I learned is why people don't have yard sales on Sundays 'round here...nobody comes! I thought it was really strange when I moved down south and people have them on Fridays and Saturdays. Up north where I grew up, they had them on the weekends! Who goes to a yard sale on a Friday? But they do. I had exactly one customer today, and she bought nothing.
So I just had to haul it all back in, pronto, because there's an impending storm and it's starting to rain. I was hoping to get it all to Goodwill before I had to do that
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Liza, your posts are amazing. I love hearing about where you live.
Same It really makes me walk down memory lane... I only lived there for 3yrs but it was an amazing place!

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My daughter asked me on Friday in a very 'attitud-ish foot-stomping' kinda way "I wanna do SCHOOL mama!!" So I really need to get crackin and figure out a curriculum for a pre-k student.
Busy mama! For reading with my first grader (who is a very reluctant reader) we're doing reading eggs (online phonics) AND sight words. I think a combination of both is good.. the sight words give connor a lot of confidence, he loves recognizing a word straight away

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two, maybe three camp ideas: Country Witch/City Witch; Heart Homes; and (maybe for fall) a Kitchen Witch intensive.

just some ideas from my morning meditations. hope all are well, and enjoying some summer-like weather!
Hehe as if you could stay away

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Yard sale: Didn't go nearly as well as I'd hoped. I only made about $60 and didn't get rid of much at all
I have never had much luck doing yard sales Sorry it didn't go well hun

Happy birthday to me today I overslept this morning and would probably have slept later... the kids woke up and Lucas discovered dh did NOT turn his computer off...so he sneaked onto it. Usually their noise wakes me up TOday I NEEDED their noise to wake me up as we had hs co-op! Well, dh called & woke me up just before 8am... his van DIED.. he thinks it's the alternator belt. I was gearing up to go into the city with jumper cables (NOBODY had any cables!) so his dad could stop by & jump it off but he called back & said he got some really nice guys to help him push start it! (thank goodness for manual transmissions) SO I only had to drive to the local tyre & auto place to meet him instead of into the city... at peak rush hour .

So... for my birthday I get a van repair bill .. but I also get my hunny home for the day so we may go to the park or something later. The load master dude says if he can manage to do todays load and tomorrows on tomorrow he'll get paid for both days still So he'll be workin late LOL

Other than that.. it's a gorgeous day and I think we'll do a bit of schoolwork on the veranda if the wind stays down.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARI!!!!

Sending you lots of posh coffee vibes, and van-repairing vibes, and lots of peace and quiet and alone time-- even if only for a few minutes

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Happy birthday and many posh coffees m'dear!

Maia- sorry 'bout the yard sale. Can you do it again this coming friday? Maybe the holiday weekend was also to blame?

Yay pram! Yay pram-a-lot!

Dok- yay to finished as well.

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I finally took an allergy med... I'm still snotty and now I'm also woozy, but I can function. There are literal drifts of pollen. My head hates me. Hate I say! It needs to rain... it keeps threatening, then sprinkling, then... nothing. Nada. zip. I want a gully washin' thumper of a rainstorm to take this pollen far.far away.
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to Cari!
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Maia- sorry 'bout the yard sale. Can you do it again this coming friday?
I can, but I won't
I have Stuff all over my dang living room now. I am going to be making many Goodwill runs in the next couple of days...and some I may try to get hold of the local battered women's shelter to see what they can use. Also a local woman asked for Pagan book donations for the prison ministry, and I can contribute there. And some of the stuff I know Goodwill will toss, I am going to freecycle. I'm posting the furniture on Craig's List on Tuesday, or maybe tomorrow. Lots of work...sigh.
Then to think about putting the house up for sale. Ye Gods.
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