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post #21 of 727
That's great news Cari!


unchoolin', I had to take the GTT twice, as I have a family history, but I passed both times. I thought it was inane. I guess there's a version where you can eat jelly beans instead of the glucola. Would your midwife be into that?

I've just been reading here without updating. But I've been busy gettng ready for my cousin's wedding on Sunday (I'm in it, as is my DD), and we had taken a 3 day weekend to VT. That was some much needed r and r, I tell ya. If you're on my FB, there's pictures that I'll post today.
post #22 of 727
my mom called yesterday... she wanted to know which high school dd had decided on. i tell her which one and she say "ooooh." so i am like what? is it a bad school. (we lived in tucson, so i ahve no idea what schools are good or bad in phoenix area. although az is 47 out of 50 in crap education. lol) she says.. "well it is a public school so there will be mexicans there." whaaa? is that an issue? of coarse there will be latino students. there will also be NA, AA, Asians, etc. i mean we are living in the whitest state in america right now (which is a negative if you ask me) but we did live in AZ for 23 years for goodness sake. why is my mom such a racist? so frustrating, i swear she was not like this when i was growing up.

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post #23 of 727
unschoolin'- I hope you feel better today s

Cari- That's exciting fingers crossed for ease of paperwork.

Millie Ivy- thanks for posting that quinoa recipe, it looks delicious

lisa-z- Fifth's disease is quite common. I think hives can be too. How is he this morning?

Valerie- Wow, Fri is gonna be a busy day. Have fun!

I started a solar infusion of comfrey, calendula, and chamomile a few days ago, so I can make more comfrey salve. I made some 2 years ago and it worked so well. Last time I made it, I simmered the herbs in EVOO on the stove, but this time I'm letting it sit and infuse naturally, for 6 weeks. I can't wait. It's probably my most used medicinal item. When this batch is done, I am going to keep a little container of it with me in my bag- I really would have liked to have had some with me last Sunday when Eden got scraped up playing basketball.

beaders- check this out: http://www.beadbabe.com/group/2083/ It looks like the store is closing and there's some good deals. There are also some pewter goddess charms.
post #24 of 727
Got pics of the baby!! S/he would not stay still for the tech to the point she could barely get a heart rate. She did finally and it was 160bpm.

I'm not going to do the GTT until Friday. I have to mail off some diapers today.

Pics are on FB.
post #25 of 727
Mmmm Quinoa salad... I have all the ingredients I need for my version. Wonder if hubby is sick of it yet. He doesn't have to eat it.

Hugs to you all. I don't comment often cuz I read on the fly at work but I think of you.
post #26 of 727
Wow, I'm slacking. I knew it was June. But it didn't occur to me when posting on the May thread. Duh. I kept wondering where everyone was.
post #27 of 727
Mmmmmm.... quinoa salad! I'm bringing "roll your own sushi" to a potluck (we do cucumber, avocado, carrot as filler with a little pickled ginger and sesame so it's fairly neutral) and need to get the last few things tomorrow.

I also found out I'm "it" in terms of representing ICAN in a parade. It's tomorrow night and I've got to make all the banners, posters, etc and there may only be one other person walking in the ICAN section so.... ummmm!

Yay for blonde hair... I've been thinking I might add some blue or purple to my hair, not sure... I used to use the purplesaurous rex koolaid but somehow that doesn't seem very "adult".

Count me in the "totally forgot it was June" group... thanks to the holiday weekend I'm just totally off!

Maia- repreive... that M doesn't have the full on knock down drag out pancreatitis but instead an early stage where you can be proactive and prevent it getting worse. And I'll go look the three year old book. DD1 did the "terrible two" but was a pretty mellow three. DD2 was intense at 2, but actually less difficult that she was before since she was more vocal/we were getting appropriate therapy. But if this past week is any indication... the post-pox 3yo is gonna take the world be storm!

Unschoolin- yay for happy babies, boo for blood sugar weirdness. I hope the GTT goes smoothly and without stomach upset. I honestly never minded the glucola... it tasted nasty, but never as bad as I expected (I don't drink soda so maybe it doesn't taste so bad since I don't have a "better" taste in mind?) and despite a lifetime of blood sugar wonkiness I never got sick from the glucola. Not that that helps you, I know. Fingers crossed it goes well!

I was going to suggest fifths as well... the rash is mostly confined to the face (like you've been slapped according to some descriptions). Something like roseola (also really fcommon, fever followed by rash) is more of a "whole body" rash.

I got munched by mosquitos the other night. I suppose it's good that the chicken pox left me the proud owner of many different itch creams and soothing lotions, but this is crazy. I have maybe 20-30 bites on my arms, more on my legs and back. The girls have 5-6 each, Tor has three, DH has a dozen or so, but me? Open season apparently!

I know I'm missing stuff, so hugs and hoola hoops of hope to all!
post #28 of 727
I also spaced it was June. Our rainy weather is so weird here it feels like fall. So strange. We already have a short summer here, so I'm not sure what will happen with the garden this season. I was able to get a lot of needed organizing and cleaning done today, made sour dough bread and honey tangerine muffins. Now I'm vegging a little, DP's taking a power nap, and the kiddos are nekked coloring themselves as various wild animals.

Happy Hump Day
post #29 of 727
Maia & DoK, I know several people who went through the Connector, and they don't pay anything for their insurance because their incomes are so miniscule. This is why I was confused why M can't get insurance, honestly, Maia.

Also, re: RX. That's cool that your DS would like to get off his meds. I hope that works out! But I wanted to tell you that I also get my RX through RiteAid's program, and it's cheaper than my insurance. It's something like $8.99 for generic and $16.99 for brand name...works for me!
post #30 of 727
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Getting my hair done today. A trim and going way blonde. I took a break from coloring my hair for a couple years and then went back with cobalt blue streaks a couple months ago. Was so fun, but now that I have to work more sedate jobs I can't do the crazy. Was going to do WHITE white, but I am just going to go super champagne instead.


What's everyones Solstice plans?
Dunno for Solstice, this will be our first year in 10 that we aren't going to PSG. I'm going to go to (and probably help with) the local public ritual and potluck, but aside from that, I don't know. I would love to have a bonfire and cookout at my own house, but probably won't.

Hair: Back in the (old punk) days, I had white-white hair. Everybody else had black, so I had white
If you go to my MySpace page, I think I still have a pic on there from back then: www.myspace.com/pbtiger and here is our band page: www.myspace.com/theunsoundofsyracuse with music and everything

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Mamas.. I got an email from my ex.. he's getting my 17yo's passport applied for NOW!

I'm off to clean some house while I set the boys up on reading eggs & such for a bit
That is so awesome about the visa!! um...how does one read eggs?? It must be an Aussie thing...you say the strangest things, Cari

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she says.. "well it is a public school so there will be mexicans there." whaaa? is that an issue? of coarse there will be latino students. there will also be NA, AA, Asians, etc......why is my mom such a racist?
Must be age or something. M is the same way. I wonder if it's really like that where he lives (that races make a difference in the kind of area it is, re: violence and etc) or if it's just him. He's got grown kids so I wonder how much he can really know about the public school system, kwim? All he has to rely on is the news. I'm like...I think it'd be a good thing for my ds to be in a more racially diverse situation than he is now, or than I had growing up

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I started a solar infusion of comfrey, calendula, and chamomile a few days ago, so I can make more comfrey salve.
I am thinking of salves lately...funny you should mention. I've only made one: plantain, and it's wonderful and there's LOTS of it, but I want to make one just for dry skin. Does plantain work for that? Or is it pretty much just for healing? What do you think? Should I make one of just coconut oil and beeswax and yummy-smelling oils? Or what?

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Wow, I'm slacking. I knew it was June. But it didn't occur to me when posting on the May thread. Duh. I kept wondering where everyone was.
Right? Me too!

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I'm bringing "roll your own sushi" to a potluck (we do cucumber, avocado, carrot as filler with a little pickled ginger and sesame so it's fairly neutral) and need to get the last few things tomorrow.
Mmm, sushi...but it's so labor intensive! Do people seem to mind that, at a potluck? I do mine the same way, but haven't had the ginger or sesame. What sesame? What do you do with it?


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Yay for blonde hair... I've been thinking I might add some blue or purple to my hair, not sure... I used to use the purplesaurous rex koolaid but somehow that doesn't seem very "adult".
M is so damn conventional...he has minor issues with the two tiny dreads I have. He thinks I am too old to pierce my eyebrow or put more holes in my ears. Or have tatts where people can see them (but he's very personal with those, so that may not be a "you're too old" issue). Grrr. I wonder what his town is like, or if it's just him. I'm way more unconventional than he is. And if I don't have a job, or a conventional one, who cares what I do with my body. I love the freedom that comes with age, and the not-give-a-shit bone. I'm piercing my dang ears more, so there :P And maybe sometime I still will get an eyebrow pierced.


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Maia- repreive... that M doesn't have the full on knock down drag out pancreatitis but instead an early stage where you can be proactive and prevent it getting worse.
Oh! Thanks! Yeah. Whew. Me too. Yes!!

Proactive...Ye Gods. Help. That's another whole thread. He is so frustrated, and I am too. He needs to boost nutrition, and he knows he needs to, and he absolutely refuses to eat at all, let alone stop eating the bad things he does eat, and will. not. try. anything. new at all. Especially vegetables.
In his favor, he has gotten a whole lot better since we've hooked back up, Srsly...white rice and canned veggies is a HUGE improvement over poptarts. But still. Yeek.

One example: he had these Banquet pot pies. His tiny freezer doesn't keep things frozen. He went through cooking this whole pot pie that apparently had thawed some. He thought it was gross, so he flushed it and had a cup of coffee and a cigarette for dinner and gave up on food altogether

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Maia & DoK, I know several people who went through the Connector, and they don't pay anything for their insurance because their incomes are so miniscule. This is why I was confused why M can't get insurance, honestly, Maia.

Also, re: RX. That's cool that your DS would like to get off his meds. I hope that works out! But I wanted to tell you that I also get my RX through RiteAid's program, and it's cheaper than my insurance. It's something like $8.99 for generic and $16.99 for brand name...works for me!
Tell me more? Srsly? What about that RiteAid thing...is that just MA? How do you get it?

Connector-- do you know how it works? M got turned down, he says, cause he makes too much money. He gets like $389/month from unemployment, just for himself.
But at least he got 20 weeks extension on that and he's been jamming on trying to get a job. He gets internet reconnected tomorrow morning (web cam! YAY! ) so he can send resumes from home now, instead of going to the library for hours a day.
post #31 of 727
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The heat from the shower with the combo of not having food in me or anything to drink and I blacked out.
Did you actually pass out and fall down??!

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Maia & DoK, I know several people who went through the Connector, and they don't pay anything for their insurance because their incomes are so miniscule.
Also, I don't know of anyone who has to pay for MAHealth.
post #32 of 727
Yes. Dh found me in the shower out for the count. The heat here is unbearable.
post #33 of 727
You need to sit down with your midwife and get a referral to a nutritionist. They can help you plan out great small meals, and snacks to help keep you from doing that.
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Wow, I'm slacking. I knew it was June. But it didn't occur to me when posting on the May thread. Duh. I kept wondering where everyone was.


Maia... Reading eggs = online phonics program ... where the characters actually have a lsight aussie accent Connor loves it.

Sorry I'm not more with it posting...I've been going through the visa stuff and it's going to be a big rigamarole and I don't know how well my ex is going to take it. HE thought D could get a certain subclass of visa (that only costs 185bucks) but I had to reiterate that he can ONLY get the subclass 101 as I have a *permanent* visa here and that it costs 1700 bukcs but we're glad to help with that! THEN I started in on reading the medical... he can ONLY have the medical clearance done at three doctors in the whole state. One in atlanta.. the other two in savanna. That's 2+hours away. AND I'm hoping the military insurance will be accepted & will cover.. or he has to pay the whole shebang outright. And being in the US, Goddess only knows how much that will cost!!!!

So yeah... all that has me very down today I may go see if I can get a haircut (much needed) and have a nice coffee out when dh gets home. I have screaming boys and they are driving me NUTS
post #35 of 727
Thanks for the suggestions about C's hive. I should have mentioned he had Fifth's last year (still has part of the body rash too - weird). But we found out the fever cause - he woke up this morning covered in chicken pox. It isn't the first time he's had hives just before having other symptoms of a viral infection either. Now I'm just waiting for baby girl to break out....
post #36 of 727
Liza- Hope the pox is easily dealt with.
post #37 of 727
Well morning mamas How is everyone doing? I hope all is well. I have been thinking about all of you, wondering how life is going. Things here are good. I have been keeping busy with working on the garden and taking care of he family.

Some good news on my end, after many test and many months of worry we got the news yesterday that DH does not have a brain tumor I know I didn't share this information when it was happening but was so overwhelmed I couldn't think straight.

Anyway, I just thought I would pop in and say hello. Thinking about you all and wishing you the best
post #38 of 727
Have to drive Roo to Children's Hospital Boston this morning. I hate driving into Boston. Please send positive, calming energy to Roo so that he will let the dentist team take oral xrays and maybe even clean his teeth.
This is a big deal, mama's. Roo has such strong oral sensitivity issues that he hasn't let a dentist clean his teeth in a very long time.

He HAS to have xrays so that they will know when or not they will have to do surgery later this month. If we can avoid unnecessary surgery, I'd be so relieved!

Universe/Goddess/God: Please let my son be completely cooperative at the dentist today! Let him be calm so that he will allow them to clean his teeth and take oral xrays.

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Well morning mamas
Some good news on my end, after many test and many months of worry we got the news yesterday that DH does not have a brain tumor
That's fabulous news! Good to see you here!
post #39 of 727
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So yeah... all that has me very down today I may go see if I can get a haircut (much needed) and have a nice coffee out when dh gets home. I have screaming boys and they are driving me NUTS
Having a screaming child at home, I really hope your DH comes home early and you get to go out!!!

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Thanks for the suggestions about C's hive. I should have mentioned he had Fifth's last year (still has part of the body rash too - weird). But we found out the fever cause - he woke up this morning covered in chicken pox. It isn't the first time he's had hives just before having other symptoms of a viral infection either. Now I'm just waiting for baby girl to break out....
Sending Smooth Healing for your little poxie!

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Well morning mamas How is everyone doing? I hope all is well. I have been thinking about all of you, wondering how life is going. Things here are good. I have been keeping busy with working on the garden and taking care of he family.

Some good news on my end, after many test and many months of worry we got the news yesterday that DH does not have a brain tumor I know I didn't share this information when it was happening but was so overwhelmed I couldn't think straight.

Anyway, I just thought I would pop in and say hello. Thinking about you all and wishing you the best
Great news!!! And I'm happy to see you here!

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Universe/Goddess/God: Please let my son be completely cooperative at the dentist today! Let him be calm so that he will allow them to clean his teeth and take oral xrays.




I've been procrastinating on the big spring cleaning... but an evaluator will come soon (don't know when yet) ; it's part of this mortgage negociation... So house need to be in top shape. Mean I need to get off my butt and find my inner HouseCleaning Goddess.
post #40 of 727
Liza- pox, that makes sense. Hope ds gets through it with little itching.

RedVeg- Oh, that is so good to hear! No wonder you needed a break. So happy for you, dh and your family!

Cari- it sounds complicated, but hope it all works out.
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