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That's very interesting to me about the yoga/mindfulness thing.  I think that's something that is very difficult for me.  Running helps me quite a lot, but I think something like yoga would be useful in helping my focus.  Unfortunately, the only yoga class around here is at a really inconvenient time - and I'm not so hot at following a video or something without more specific direction. 

 

Geo - you amaze me with your cold weather running dedication.  I really am a weather wimp.

 

bec - grrr.  I know what you mean about it coming from a place of insecurity, but I hate to see that infighting among mothers.  It's hard to either WOH, or SAH, you know?  There are things you have to give up to do either, and things you have to take on to do either.  Sometimes I think it's easier to work out of the home, because you are automatically off the hook for certain things.  I just hate to get into the one-upmanship (one-upwomanship?) that I see between mothers sometimes, and the assumptions that whatever path I'm on must be the hardest, and if all I had to do was your job, I'd be great kind of stuff.  Thank goodness you have been their for her dd, and have been able to help fill some gaps for her - and shame on her for not being appreciative instead of defensive.  Hope today was better.

 

I got up early to run this am before a day of shopping (apparently it's working moms who get to shop all day!)  I did a hill program I hadn't done in a while, and it was hard!  Plus I'd run only like 10 hours before, too.  Unfortunately, didn't accomplish as much shopping as I'd hoped, but collected enough ideas that I think we can get organized more quickly now.  As my kids get older, they get so much harder!

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ugh, piss off to the "friend". Hopefully she'll issue a full apology! If not maybe suggest she trade for a day and see how much energy she has!
 


Oooh, that's a good idea.  No apology, and she acted like nothing happened this morning.  I'm sure she has absolutely not a clue that the words that come out of her mouth have an impact on the people surrounding her!  I, apparently need to refill my bon-bon stores.rolleyes.gif  Whatev.

 

JayGee - Oh, mama.  I wish I could be there with you and take some of the load off of you.  Enjoy that drink, and don't have even a moment's guilt about it!  Like Jo said, take every one of us with you into the room (it's going to be crowded, and no need for modesty) with you.  We are filling your spirit with calm, courage, and hope. 

 

Tri class - It was a run tonight, and I really didn't know what to expect.  It was 20 minutes on the treadmill, and 20 minutes on the indoor track.  The treadmill was a 5 minute warmup, followed by a minute running as fast and hard as we could, with a 2 minute walk recovery.  Repeat that 4 times, and end with a 3 minute jog.  Then, 20 minutes on the indoor track.  I must have been cruising on the track, because I got in about 2.25 miles in my 20 minutes!  add 1.7 miles on the treadmill, and I have almost 4 miles for 40 minutes!  I'm counting it as my long run for the week, and I only have 3 mile run to go between now and Sunday. 

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JayGee - I forgot that I wanted to say that I'm thinking about you mama, and will have you in mind all day tomorrow.  If you ever feel like "medical interpretation" skills would be useful, please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'm always happy to translate and decipher if needed, or if you just want to bounce something off someone medical.  If you don't still have my cell number, feel free to pm or email.  I'm sorry you have so much on your plate right now, and wish we could all be there to help you with it.

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JayGee, hug.gif to you today. I am thinking about you.
post #165 of 597
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone.  Luckily, last night's anxiety resulted in a really clean house!  I was a mopping, folding, sweeping, scrubbing machine after the kids went to bed! 

 

The biopsy samples will get sent to the pathology lab over the weekend and my doctor should call me on Tuesday with the results.  Praying for benign.

 

The kids and I are leaving this afternoon for Illinois to close on our house tomorrow.  Tomorrow's schedule will be nuts ~ I have a preschool visit, then final inspection, then the actual closing, then heading over to the elementary school to enroll the older two, and finally heading to the church where DD1 is doing cheer to have her uniform sized.  Yeesh, I need a nap already!

 

We'll be back on Saturday, the owners to two houses (but hopefully not for too long...)

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Originally Posted by JayGee View PostThe kids and I are leaving this afternoon for Illinois to close on our house tomorrow.  Tomorrow's schedule will be nuts ~ I have a preschool visit, then final inspection, then the actual closing, then heading over to the elementary school to enroll the older two, and finally heading to the church where DD1 is doing cheer to have her uniform sized.  Yeesh, I need a nap already!

That's like three days worth of stuff.
 

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Just a reminder...get me your address for the holiday card exchange! So far, a measly 4 people have gotten me their address. Come on, dingos! PM, FB, or email me!

jaygee~Thinking of you today. hug.gif

I woke up with an earache. Bizarre. I can't remember EVER having an earache before. I'm supposed to meet a friend for a run...I have no idea how that's going to fly with this stupid ear thing. I guess we'll try it and see. In the meantime, OW.
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blork; double post
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Hey, Dingos!

 

I walked (non-work related!) for about 30-45 minutes the past two nights.  I'm feeling good.  I'm going to plan out some runs for next week, maybe just 20 minutes of run/walking and see how that feels.  

 

I am debating signing up for the Frozen Feat again for February.

 

JG- :hug:  

 

Bec- with friends like that...  Ugh.  I agree with DrJen, I hate the "I have it worst..." mindset, especially wrt mothering/working balance.  It's hard, no matter what.  We are all working hard to give our kids good lives, and sometimes that means drastically different things to different people.  Oh, well.

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jaygee -

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post #171 of 597

I'm here to report that I am officially dizzy.gif over stupid, easy stuff at work:  moving to a new building. Getting my stuff from the old building to the new building. etc.  The non-stupid stuff: exams, grades, etc. I can totally handle. I guess I just need something to keep me a little nuts at all times.

 

I skied for 40 minutes this morning. Fabulous!

 

Jaygeehug2.gif.

post #172 of 597
Thread Starter 

Biopsy done!  I'm a little sore, but it wasn't bad. The doc is awesome  He thinks it's mostly likely sclerosing adenosis and not ductal carcinoma, but a biopsy is the only way to be sure.  Interesting that sclerosing adenosis can be caused by caffiene (says the coffee addict....)  Pathology results will be in on Tuesday and he said he'd call that morning.

 

Now, to go buy a house!!!!

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Glad it's done, glad to hear you have an optimistic doc.  Have a great closing and insane few days in the new town.  You're almost there.  Don't forget to exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale...

 

Jen, you admire my cold weather running dedication.  It's really all treadmill avoidance.  I'm amazed by anyone who doesn't start hallucinating after 1 mile on those things.  (Seriously, I start having visions of some Dali-esque, Munch-Scream-type visions while running on a treadmill, and I almost always end up with nightmares that night.)

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JayGee . . . I'm glad it's done too.  You're in my thoughts!  May it come back benign.  :)

 

Geofizz, you're so right . . . I'm avoiding the treadmill.  I just can't.  The thought of it alone is enough to drive me mad!  

 

I ran for about 30 minutes this morning.  It was about 20 degrees when I went out.  I had on all my layers including the UnderArmour stuff.  I still felt cold but it was manageable.  I have a couple more ideas of things to get like a balaclava and some fleece pants and shorter runs.  We'll see.  I'm determined to keep it up through the winter!

 

Bec, I had a friend who would make those comments from time to time about how "easy" I had it.  She got to spend 4 months at home (summer break + maternity leave) and her whole tune changed.  She couldn't wait to get back to full-time WOHM status.  And only then did she realize how hurtful her comments must have been to me. 

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lol.gif Geo. I had my plan to run this am on the TM with Linus at the child watch in order to avoid 8F in the dark at 5am. Then after sleeping in I realized Charlotte would be home today (she vomited as school let out yesterday) and couldn't go to the gym with us. Dh stayed home a little extra so I could run. So off I went to the gym and run on the TM I did. Then I as I was driving home I realized that with the sun out it wasn't nearly so cold and I would not have to push the jogger. duh.gif Why didn't I run outside? Once I have a plan I can be a bit blind to the options. eyesroll.gif

Hah! can you tell I am typing the smilie code?
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JayGee praying for good news for you.

 

Just back in from 7 miles pretty cold 15 degrees but felt great.

 

Can I ask for some prayers, good vibes for dd 13 and I.  This past year has been challenging with social stuff at school and what not.  For the most part she is doing well she really is her own person but as those of us who march to the beat of our own drummer know it can get lonely at times.  I am trying to coach her through things as much as she will let me, which is not much.  This is particularly hard given I used to counsel adolescent girls almost full time.  I'm trying to make her home life the soft place to fall as much as I can while still being the parent but last night we had a blow up.  I am hoping for a good "repair" today.  Ug.

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JayGee ~ I've been sending Reiki and lots of love.  Thinking positive results for you, friend.  Now go get yourself a house. :D

 

post #178 of 597

JayGee - Yay for relatively easy biopsy and the potential for good news!

 

modmom - oh, we have been there at our house.  My dd is 15 now, and really seems to be past the worst of it, but 11-13 was so, so hard.  It was funny to me, cause I had such a hard time in middle school myself and I always thought about how much easier it would be if my mother could understand what was happening with me.  So, here I felt like I was so much more engaged as a mother, my dd was so much like me I can read her like a book, and all that understanding seemed to do very little for her!  It did make it a lot easier for me to be empathetic and cut her some slack, at least.  I'll be thinking and praying for you guys that it all smoothes over. 

 

Geo - I feel vaguely guilty for being content on the treadmill, but maybe I should just be grateful it's a viable option for me?  It doesn't bother me much as long as I have good distraction.  I'm running to the series Angel now - having finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2 winters ago, and I'm pretty content.  Are you doing okay so far with grade-change seekers?

 

Got up and ran this am, and I think I'm ready for that rest day tomorrow!

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Sending you lots of love and good vibes, JayGee.

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JayGee - Yay for relatively easy biopsy and the potential for good news!

 

modmom - oh, we have been there at our house.  My dd is 15 now, and really seems to be past the worst of it, but 11-13 was so, so hard.  It was funny to me, cause I had such a hard time in middle school myself and I always thought about how much easier it would be if my mother could understand what was happening with me.  So, here I felt like I was so much more engaged as a mother, my dd was so much like me I can read her like a book, and all that understanding seemed to do very little for her!  It did make it a lot easier for me to be empathetic and cut her some slack, at least.  I'll be thinking and praying for you guys that it all smoothes over. 

 

Geo - I feel vaguely guilty for being content on the treadmill, but maybe I should just be grateful it's a viable option for me?  It doesn't bother me much as long as I have good distraction.  I'm running to the series Angel now - having finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2 winters ago, and I'm pretty content.  Are you doing okay so far with grade-change seekers?

 

Got up and ran this am, and I think I'm ready for that rest day tomorrow!


Thanks DrJen!  I think I remember some of that.   My heart breaks for her and like you I thought we had so much more going for us compared to my upbringing. 
 

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