Serial posting now that I'm a little caught up.
DrJen - I'm so glad you're all okay! I was just looking at a youtube vid someone posted of the tornado, it's not very good but tornados scare me. I'm sorry about the damage to the theatre and playing fields but at least that is stuff the community can come together to fix.
Originally Posted by memiles
I'm plotting a way to meet Plady for a run during DD's class trip to SJI Mon-Wed, hoping I can keep up and don't embarrass myself.
Then you did a 5 miler in under 55 minutes right? I'll be the one in danger of embarrassing myself! Are you guys camping here? Let me know if I can get you anything.
for some mojo.
Dh is running the island's Half today, I feel only a tiny bit guilty that I'm not only not running it but in no condition to run it either. I am bummed though that it's raining because the dds and I will be manning a water stop at the very end of the run and I know at least one woman who is likely to be running a 5+ hr mary. Oh well, hopefully it'll let up before we have to be there.
So we ordered a load of chicks (25) from the same company we got our hens from last year. They arrived a day late and packed without the little heat pack that had come last year and now we've lost 12 of them. 4 were DOA and I think the company will replace them but the rest that died are just losses. It's so sad, and Chiara is taking hard, as you would expect an 8 year old to do. Oy. Not our season for chickens!
Re:Bullying and general bad behavior in kids - A little girl told C the other day that this other girl (who is sort of a classic frenemy of dd's) called C a "bad word" behind her back. Little girl wouldn't repeat the word but pinky swore that it was true. So yesterday I was trying to explain that the only way to deal with this is to just let it go because there is no way to prove what/if anything was said. Frenemy will certainly deny any charges and that will be that. I tried to tie this in to how rumors are so hard to deal with because people tend to be willing to believe nasty stuff more easily than nice stuff but bottom line is that dd's feelings are hurt and I can't think of anything to make it better. Any ideas?
And SIL's cancer report finally came in, the tumor they removed was twice as big as they'd expected so she'll do 6 months of chemo and then a mastectomy. She seems really positive about it though so that's got to be good.
Gaye - I'm glad for the update on Amy, that's definitely nice to hear right now too. Gorgeous pix of you and ds on FB btw.
Geo - Penis in a Zipper sounds like a late 80's punk song.
Okay, sugar free day minus one. I'm in. And, like Megan, I need to get back to the 5-6 day routine from my current 2ish day thing. Tomorrow it starts.