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post #401 of 541
DH got the job!

Ok.. off to get stuff done!
post #402 of 541
Oh, awesome. Congrats to him!
post #403 of 541
MrNemesis ~ Congrats!! Good luck on your application too, Heather.

Jo ~ Yes that's the way to look at it. Such a great outlook. How are things on the farm? My little urban garden has really grew in this weather. I have buds on my tomato and pepper plants already!!

My RP bailed on me this am - right as I was heading out the door. I know people without children don't get it (how the whole morning becomes about preparing to leave and having someone there to watch her) but dang. It's frustrating. I went anyway and I am so glad I did. It rained the entire time and it was so cleansing.

Btw, V slept through the night for the first time last night. Ah, glorious sleep. She's napping with DaDa now. I am chilling with my tea as the laundry is going, birds are chirping, and I can smell my freshly cut lavender from my garden.

all around today ladies!!
post #404 of 541
Nemesis!

Sore quads from yesterday's squats.

What a morning! I set up a gallon of yogurt, took the existing 3qts of yogurt in the fridge and set to strain for yogurt cheese, fed and watered the meaty chickens and moved them outside to encourage exercise (they are getting heavy and lazy, so this meant picking them up and moving them)...moved the two hens that are hatching chicks yesterday/today to a secure location with feed and water...fed and watered layers, milked goats, fed goats and locked them out so they will graze a little (for gosh sakes! lazy things!), then showered while the laundry washed. Dressed, hung laundry and loaded the car, came in to work for some quick business, and now I am heading out to my mom's farm to pick up the kids.

Ds has soccer tonight, both kids have swim lessons in the morning. Might stay in town a while after lessons, weather permitting. We'll see.

Jennie, I might be spending July 4 near Peshtigo. Where will you be?
post #405 of 541
Jo ~ I'll be in the area! Will you be up just for the day?
post #406 of 541
mel - i will check with mandy on the t-shirt thing. we could use my vendor, but i think she already started talking with a different, local-to-her screenprinter.

i think i can take it on now but maybe someone can just take on getting all the orders together?

let me hit mandy up and i will be back...
post #407 of 541
Morning Dingos!
I've been trying to read along but have had no time to post. Summer definitely is busier than the school year! I'm thinking about pulling Alison from her preschool mornings for all but two mornings a week but if I do I know it will mean an even crazier schedule. And it will make it harder to get in any workouts. But the girl could use a summer too right?

I've still got this thing going on with my calf, did I post about the ginormous bruise I developed right under where the pain is? It's weird and makes me paranoid that I've come very close to a serious injury. I've backed way off of almost everything to see if the pain will disappear but after TKD on Monday it really hurt again. Gar.


Sorry for the lack of personals, this post has now been on the screen for 4 hours so it's time to get on with it.
post #408 of 541
for MrNemesis!

I was just reminded why I run earlier in the summer. While our heat has nothing on most of you, it's quite a bit warmer today than it's been (predicted the warmest day since last September) and I didn't go out until after 10 am. Oops! Hot, sloggy hills aren't so much fun.

And, with that as inspiration, I came home and registered for the River and Rails 10K August 7th. DocJen, can you add that to the schedule?
post #409 of 541
Congrats to Mr. Nemesis! I hope Mr. JayGee will be receiving similar news soon. He put in 6 more applications today (2 in Illinois, 4 in Michigan). That brings the total up to well over 70.

No FM today, again. It's 95 degrees with a heat index of 102. No thanks. I'll stay inside.
post #410 of 541
Ooh, Jennie, I think I may try to connive a way to be there most of the 4-day weekend, Fri-Mon.
post #411 of 541
Thanks, guys! It's such a different process to apply for a job while currently employed.. so much less stress than before when we had no money (and no job history due to grad school!).

DH is happy, he'll spend the next few weeks transitioning and has been asked to be on the hiring committee for his replacement.

OK.. no run tonight. DH has an art opening, at a gallery that actually has a good record of people buying work from. Almost unheard of in our area.

I had to be the jerk to tell the little girls moving in next door that they have to leash their dog. I saw her get into a fight with our neighbor's english bulldog this morning, then poop in my backyard while I was taking the garbage out. That was enough for me. To top it off, the dog is not well behaved at all (more reason to be leashed!).

JG- good luck for your DH. It's such a crazy process and some areas are still so slow..
Have you applied at all in ND? The job market is still good here!
post #412 of 541
mommajb~

nemesis~

I had a really nice bike ride with two friends this morning, some good sized hills pulling the Chariot. And then, two miles from the car...disaster. A flat! I thought at first that I could just blow it up and get back to the car because it wasn't FLAT flat, but in the process, I pulled the end of the valve stem off, so I had to change the tube. And guess what...I did it! All by myself! I'm pretty darn proud of myself.

I feel kind of bad having dragged MIL all over town, but she seems to be actually enjoying it. I will say, the weather was pretty darn nice this morning for sitting out at the nature center with a book!

Ok, off to the grocery store, dinner, shower, and homework. Fun, fun!
post #413 of 541
Thanks for the hugs Gaye. Hopefully he will get "stuff" sorted out and then we can get stuff sorted out.

Congrats to Mr Nemesis.

Jo, you are busy aren't you? Remember to smile and have fun.

memiles, we just got an inhaler+ going for dd1 but she is so turned off by it all that she won't condition. I understand her troubles breathing in the past, losing conditioning and our wretched humidity make it an unappealing process but I keep trying to convince her the benefits are worth it. I think it is time I back off.

La4, I hope your dh is feeling better so you can sleep and run.

JayGee, hasn't it been miserable outside? I mean 80F at 6AM with tons of humidity. I did my whole lifting workout today including the intervals at the end. Instead of running outside I did the elliptical: air conditioning, fan, and less impact. We are supposed to get down to 75 tonight which means if I get up early enough I can run in the morning. Swim lessons to start the day and a swim meet to finish the day. The (indoor) pool is at the jr high and the air has been out since the storms on Monday so the meet may be canceled. Otherwise summer and kids is really keeping me hopping.

Also, it looks like I am not going to the wedding in August so I hope to crash the camp out for at least one day if I may.
post #414 of 541
Hey, mommajb ~ how far are you from Muskatatuck? DH was referred for a job there, and from the map, it looks like the middle of absolutely nowhere!!!!
post #415 of 541
It is the middle of nowhere! It is one county north of us. I think the closest Y is in Scottsburg. Goodness, I didn't know they had jobs there. You would be 30 minutes from Columbus or me.
post #416 of 541
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It is the middle of nowhere! It is one county north of us. I think the closest Y is in Scottsburg. Goodness, I didn't know they had jobs there. You would be 30 minutes from Columbus or me.
Yikes! I'm actually hoping he DOESN'T get that job . It's at the Muskatatuck Urban Warfare Center (sounds lovely, doesn't it...) If we end up there, I may have to consider homeschooling .

Well, DH bailed on the vasectomy ! It's actually fine with me. I've been FAMing for so long that I don't know I could stop charting. A "mistake" at 42/43 would freak me out a bit to be sure though! BUT, that means I can go for my group ride tonight !

Speaking of DH, he brought me a medium Blizzard last night after soccer. Yummy, but NOT what I need since my weight is pretty high at the moment...
post #417 of 541
JayGee - Way to see the bright side about skipping the snip! Enjoy that ride! I'd like my dh to consider it but he gets woozy just thinking about it so it isn't looking up. If I get an extra second I was going to do a little research on all the new fancy pills that help keep AF at bay. I haven't used any in 11 years but since AF has become so irregular I'd kind of like to force it into submission again. Anyone love theirs? Gaye?

So I just had two of my friends from college here for the last 10 days and it was so nice. They were so easy, they washed all the dishes every day, played really nicely with the kids, it was just so cool. Kind of like hanging with Dingos, just easy and fun.

Now I've got to figure out a plan for the rest of the summer, we have some big projects that we really need to just DO, like ripping out the messed up ceiling in the kitchen, rewiring and then replacing the drywall with tongue and groove. That should be easy. .

MB - How are your chicks doing? Ours are big and stinky 4 week olds and we need to get them out of the house! I don't know if I just don't spend enough time with them or what but they freak out completely every time I move the top of the their pen to give them food and water. So much for imprinting on me!

Gaye - Well done on the flat tire! , I have to admit, that is one thing that keeps my enthusiasm for biking a little low. Lame I know. So, if there's ever an opportunity can I send you on a blind date with my friend who was just here? He's totally getting into tri sports and I can't stop picturing the two of you swimming, biking and running off into the sunset together. If only this country wasn't so dang big!

Nemesis - Congrats to Mr. Nemesis! That's great!
Good luck to you too, I've always thought it would be cool to work in a hardware store.

Mommajb - 80F at 6 am? Sheesh! Now that you mention it I remember those mornings from when I lived in IL and at the time I kind of liked them but I sure don't miss the later in the day part. Too hot.

La4 - Sorry about your grandmother. It's so sad that when dementia sets in it seems to eliminate the nicer part of people's characters first. My grandmother was very similar, she got super paranoid and lashed out at the people who loved her most and were taking care of her. I hope that if I ever get to that point there will be an easy nuclear option my kids can sign me up for, I'm afraid I could become uberly crotchety.

Dang! My FM plan for today was taking Alison into school and back on my bike but the chipsealer truck just drove past my house. I wonder how deep the chips will be on the shoulder? Probably pretty deep and mushy. Oy. Okay, what shall Plan B be?
post #418 of 541
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Ooh, Jennie, I think I may try to connive a way to be there most of the 4-day weekend, Fri-Mon.
Ooooh!!!!

Today is a rest day, so I'll probably get the hoop back out. I have learned a new trick even if it's still shaky..I can practice more.

Tomorrow it's w1d2 with running partner.
post #419 of 541
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So, if there's ever an opportunity can I send you on a blind date with my friend who was just here? He's totally getting into tri sports and I can't stop picturing the two of you swimming, biking and running off into the sunset together. If only this country wasn't so dang big!

Sure, bring it on!

And yes, on the pill. I've been on Seasonique for most of the past several years. Love it. I've only had minor spotting issues (although when I went with the generic version, I had more), and AF is much lighter with it. Cramps are practically nonexistent, which was one of the major reasons for going on the pill years and years ago. Not to mention that I absolutely only having AF visit once every three months. It's FABULOUS.

Off to school. Our scrubs are in, so the nice thing is that I no longer have to put any thought into what I wear on Thursdays.
post #420 of 541
I suppose today is a rest/recover day for me. I am sore from lifting yesterday which almost never happens anymore and I just couldn't face the heat and humidity when I got up.

Does anyone know anything about marathon nation? Can a dingo review it for me? I have been getting emails and I think it is for more serious athletes but I am curious. It looks like my foreseeable futire is going to be a bit emotional and I am not sure if I can take on a big race. Maybe I need the distraction and maybe I need to conserve my energy so I can deal with life?

Gah, I am just feeling a bit diluted. I have so many ideals and none of them show up in my day-to-day life lately. So sorry to vent here.
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