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Aeress, I've been hypothyroid since my daughter was an infant. My TSH was through the roof bad, and now I'm on meds. It really ticks me off to be on a maintenance drug this young (I'm 33 and have been on synthroid for two years), but there it is. What's going on?

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reading- growing up we didn't have tv or radio, and my mom had really strict rules about what reading material was allowed in the house.  My brother and I got really good at speed reading so we could "read" books while browsing book stores or during our hours at the library (since we couldn't bring "those" books home).  And I read all. the. time.  Seriously.  I read while cooking, while nursing, while waiting for the microwave to bing, in the bathroom, while loading the dishwasher, while walking my evening mile (baby on one shoulder and book in hand), while teaching homeschool... I'm reading right now actually.  I have Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce open on the table next to me and I read while computer pages are loading.  I'm loving my kindle since it makes one handed reading easier!  lol  I usually listen to NPR or language learning tapes in the car but sometimes I pop in a book if it's one the kids will like too.  Really though I just read fast.  I have a good memory for print too, not entirely but mostly "photographic".  That's the one thing I DON'T like about the kindle... the text on a page changes location and it bugs the heck out of me because it's not where I "remember" it being.

 

 

general to do sort of stuff- well, I use the Motivated Moms chore system so my daily cleaning routine doesn't take long.  Things are vacuumed, dusted, laundered, wiped down, washed, and/or loaded in pretty short order.  And homeschool for two takes about 2.5 hours each morning.  The kids do a quick sweep before dh gets home... toys and books on shelves, rooms clean and orderly.  DH usually makes dinner because he loves to cook and I don't but I try to have the kiddos bathed/in jammies for dinner so even if the meal is late they're still in bed by 8pm (they wake, on their own, around 6am and breakfast is usually oatmeal scooped out of the slow cooker or brow rice scooped out of the rice cooker... on weekends it's an oatmeal/blender pancake recipe from an old mothering magazine. We gave away our bread machine when we went gluten free.  You can make gf breads in a machine but you need the "right" machine and what we had wasn't it!).  I wish I got 8 hours of sleep, or even a straight 4 hours, but with nursing I get two hour chunks from about 10:30pm till about 5:30am.  With this new job I'm not sure how that will go... I'll get home most nights by 8pm but I'll need to eat dinner then and get various chores done that I would normally have done earlier, and Tiel might nurse more.  We'll see!  Normally I try to squeeze some craft time into weekends, and dh works on the house then too, and that /will/ have to change if I'm working noon-7 Sat/Sun.

 

weather- it got crazy wintery all of a sudden.  Just last week it was sunny and in the 40s.  This week we have a foot of snow and temps in the single digits (below zero with windchill or at night).  It's like winter decided to cram everything in all at once!

 

supernanny- I agree that it seems a lot of the "magic" is just really out of control kids being given limits for the first time.  

Wow, Clay, that's pretty awesome how you can read like that! I wish I could, but I'd end up forgetting to load the dishwasher, losing my place in the text and swearing a lot! lol.gif

 

I like the sound of this motivated moms thing. I will have to look into that.

 

Supernanny-totally agree. Limits are an amazing thing. Though I have to say the before and after shots of some of the kids going from screaming, sobbing, hitting little jerks into these sweet angelic little cutie pies is pretty cool. I like seeing their inner awesomeness shine through! 

 

Winter suddenly appeared here, too. This week is really wonky though. Yesterday morning we had thunderstorms and about 50 degrees followed by crazy awful wind and a temp drop to 32 and a touch of sleet. Its supposed to snow today and tomorrow followed by two days of 45-50 degree highs and two more days of snow. Pick something, please!! dizzy.gif

 

 


 

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Poor M? Why? Oh, you mean all his issues? Yeah...I am trying to convince him that life is precious and it's a huge waste to live it in fear. He's working on it, really hard. I have to say, his very best attribute is his willingness and openmindedness....MOST of the time lol.gif

 

Oh, and paid for jury duty...ha. What a joke. They pay $12 a day. I pay Caregiver $25. Not much of a deal there eyesroll.gif

 

WOW, about the dishwasher. Lucky for you about fussy ds, huh? Sounds like he was your Higher Power last night. Time for gratitude list? smile.gif


Yeah, all his issues. It can be daunting to work though all that stuff and I'm sure it has been for him. 

 

You've got to be kidding, $12 a day?!?! Um, wow, that's bull! That doesn't even cover lunch! Sheesh....

 

Gratitude list? Yeah, I think so! After the initial freak out of it, I was just darn annoyed that the thing broke and we'd have to get our landlord to fix it and what a PITA etc etc etc. The more I've had time to think on it,though, the more thankful I am and so so glad it didn't happen while we were all asleep. 

 

Gah, DD got a little gallon fish tank for Yule from a family friend and we just set it up on Saturday. So far the cat has been in it at least once-despite the cover, DD dumped all the fish food out all over her stuffed animals, dirty clothes and floor, she's overfed the fish and the water needs to be changed now and out of the three fish I can only find one. This is making me a little twitchy.

 

Making progress on my kitchen clean out and reorg! I can't believe how much expired food we had, yikes! I felt so wasteful through all of this stuff out, though in truth a lot of it was over processed crap we don't eat anymore. But the space I've managed to clear out is impressive and its so much less cluttered! I'm not finding a good kitchen blessing, though. I'm thinking I will hang a garlic rope for long term blessing/cleansing, but for the immediate, I'm stumped.

 

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Originally Posted by 3xMama View PostYeah, all his issues. It can be daunting to work though all that stuff and I'm sure it has been for him. 

You've got to be kidding, $12 a day?!?! Um, wow, that's bull! That doesn't even cover lunch! Sheesh....

 

Gratitude list? Yeah, I think so! After the initial freak out of it, I was just darn annoyed that the thing broke and we'd have to get our landlord to fix it and what a PITA etc etc etc. The more I've had time to think on it,though, the more thankful I am and so so glad it didn't happen while we were all asleep.

 

Making progress on my kitchen clean out and reorg! I can't believe how much expired food we had, yikes! I felt so wasteful through all of this stuff out, though in truth a lot of it was over processed crap we don't eat anymore. But the space I've managed to clear out is impressive and its so much less cluttered! I'm not finding a good kitchen blessing, though. I'm thinking I will hang a garlic rope for long term blessing/cleansing, but for the immediate, I'm stumped.

 


I had ds color this one when he was about 4, and it's still framed and on my kitchen wall:

http://www.pookapages.com/cbKitchenBlessing.htm

 

No, I am not kidding. $12/day but if you have to stay more than 5 days, I think they up it to a whopping $30 eyesroll.gif

 

M has had one hell of a hard life. He was often in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people, got in lots of trouble, was ADD and bipolar way before they had diagnoses for those things, and as you can imagine, his self-esteem plummeted over all those years. And he never had much to begin with. In a family of 10 kids, he basically raised himself, and didn't do a very good job of it. Then he got someone pregnant, and being Catholic, gave up his life for the next 20 years to stay married and raise those kids...he's really committed, and very resilient, his two best qualities. But be that as it may, here he is at 55, just trying to figure out the world. He's a sweetie luxlove.gif

 

I'd also be really grateful to be renting if my dishwasher broke. I own this damn house,and if it broke, we'd be doing dishes by hand. I wish this house would sell!

 

Caregiver will watch ds at the end of February thumb.gif I am going to call the court house soon (they take calls after 10am) to see if I can get out of it. I doubt it. I really, though, wanted to stay on my diet and wait to go see M till the first week in March. Sigh. Our handfasting anniversary is March 7th. Can y'all believe we've been back together for two years? The handfasting is really 2 years and 5 months bigeyes.gif

 

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revolting- hugs!  how icky!

 

DoK- so glad you're recovering... I hope they figure out what happened and can prevent it in the future (and that Roo stays healthy!)

 

Maia- good luck sweetie!

 

reading- growing up we didn't have tv or radio, and my mom had really strict rules about what reading material was allowed in the house.  My brother and I got really good at speed reading so we could "read" books while browsing book stores or during our hours at the library (since we couldn't bring "those" books home).  And I read all. the. time.  Seriously.  I read while cooking, while nursing, while waiting for the microwave to bing, in the bathroom, while loading the dishwasher, while walking my evening mile (baby on one shoulder and book in hand), while teaching homeschool... I'm reading right now actually.  I have Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce open on the table next to me and I read while computer pages are loading.  I'm loving my kindle since it makes one handed reading easier!  lol  I usually listen to NPR or language learning tapes in the car but sometimes I pop in a book if it's one the kids will like too.  Really though I just read fast.  I have a good memory for print too, not entirely but mostly "photographic".  That's the one thing I DON'T like about the kindle... the text on a page changes location and it bugs the heck out of me because it's not where I "remember" it being.

 

well rested- oh lords, I wish I looked well rested!  Your friend really does sound like a superwoman... I think I'm still in sidekick territory though.  :)  I'm honestly terrified about taking this job because I know I wont have a minute to myself for a looooooong time.  I mean, I'll have the kids while dh works, then go to work myself.  And working weekends means I wont have /any/ days that are "down time".  I did a similar thing for two years when I only had one kiddo and by the end of those two years I was a wreck.  Doing it with four?  Hmmmmm.  But I'm going to give it my all, and if I can make it till Tiel's first birthday (in 8 months) I'll have cleared a HUGE chunk of the family's debt and will happily re-examine my choices.  I just hope I make it that long!

 

general to do sort of stuff- well, I use the Motivated Moms chore system so my daily cleaning routine doesn't take long.  Things are vacuumed, dusted, laundered, wiped down, washed, and/or loaded in pretty short order.  And homeschool for two takes about 2.5 hours each morning.  The kids do a quick sweep before dh gets home... toys and books on shelves, rooms clean and orderly.  DH usually makes dinner because he loves to cook and I don't but I try to have the kiddos bathed/in jammies for dinner so even if the meal is late they're still in bed by 8pm (they wake, on their own, around 6am and breakfast is usually oatmeal scooped out of the slow cooker or brow rice scooped out of the rice cooker... on weekends it's an oatmeal/blender pancake recipe from an old mothering magazine. We gave away our bread machine when we went gluten free.  You can make gf breads in a machine but you need the "right" machine and what we had wasn't it!).  I wish I got 8 hours of sleep, or even a straight 4 hours, but with nursing I get two hour chunks from about 10:30pm till about 5:30am.  With this new job I'm not sure how that will go... I'll get home most nights by 8pm but I'll need to eat dinner then and get various chores done that I would normally have done earlier, and Tiel might nurse more.  We'll see!  Normally I try to squeeze some craft time into weekends, and dh works on the house then too, and that /will/ have to change if I'm working noon-7 Sat/Sun.

 

weather- it got crazy wintery all of a sudden.  Just last week it was sunny and in the 40s.  This week we have a foot of snow and temps in the single digits (below zero with windchill or at night).  It's like winter decided to cram everything in all at once!

 

supernanny- I agree that it seems a lot of the "magic" is just really out of control kids being given limits for the first time.  Some is just common sense (taking a tv out of a child's room for example) and some is just that the parents now have rules they can enforce that they didn't have to come up with... they were given the rules by an "expert" and sometimes that can make it easier.  Like, everyone knows you should eat healthy/moderately, but if your doctor or weight watchers or whatever actually "puts you on a diet" it's somehow easier to deal with.  The episode I saw had 4yo triplets.  Jo (supernanny) set out a time-out bench and posted a list of "how we do time out" rules above the bench so that the process was consistent.  I forget the list but it was something like telling the child why they were there, asking the child to repeat the reason back at you if they will, keeping them on the bench for the required time (returning them to the bench without engaging them, putting the bench back in place if they move it again without engaging them), reminding the child why they had the time out, giving them a hug.  She explained the reason for each step to the parents, dealt with the kids a few times, then "coached" the parents a few times as the parents implemented the time out process on their own.  The show has a portion where the parents are on their own (with hidden camera type things) for a week after Jo is there, then she comes back and they go over the tapes with more coaching.  I agree that the parents probably wish she would stay!  Though we were watching Bath Crashers the other day (a home design show where the host grabs someone from the building supply store and does their project for them) and when the host asked the famly if they wanted to be on a tv show their child said "this isn't supernanny is it?"  LOL!


So, how do you homeschool with four kids and only need 2.5 hours? Even if you're just working with your older kids, doing every day all year, I still can't imagine getting through all that so quick. I'm thinking about homeschooling next year, but I have to admit, with how much more younger kid (almost two) keeps us from reading "big kid" books, playing board games, etc... I wonder if I'd realistically get anything done with her.


 

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Our handfasting anniversary is March 7th. Can y'all believe we've been back together for two years? The handfasting is really 2 years and 5 months bigeyes.gif

 


You were together five months before you guys got handfasted?

 

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View PostCaregiver will watch ds at the end of February thumb.gif I am going to call the court house soon (they take calls after 10am) to see if I can get out of it. I doubt it. I really, though, wanted to stay on my diet and wait to go see M till the first week in March. Sigh. Our handfasting anniversary is March 7th. Can y'all believe we've been back together for two years? The handfasting is really 2 years and 5 months bigeyes.gif

 


Quoting my ownself lol.gif

Court house said I can postpone till mid-March. I got to pick my own date, so it's like....Tuesday before Ostara. Plenty of time to find childcare if I have to stay till 5pm. So yay, I can put off M's till early March! That way I can stay on my diet a couple more days, and work on stabilizing before I get there.

Now to call Caregiver and see if she can watch ds a couple weeks later than originally planned.

 



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Originally Posted by revolting View PostYou were together five months before you guys got handfasted?

 

Well....yes and no. I forgot when you joined this thread, but the long-timers know that M and I were high school sweethearts who got back together (on FB and then the phone) back in Summer/Fall of '09 luxlove.gif So we were 35 years apart when we found one another again. And lo and behold, we'd each been alone for 10 years and celibate for like 7, and he'd held a torch for me all those years, even through his marriage (a shotgun wedding) and I didn't realize my ownself that I'd held a torch for him, too...it took all of the first 3 hours on the phone to gawk in wonder at the possibility of that!

So after that first phone call, on...I think October 9th, we've been on the phone like 3+ hours a day ever since, and I went to see him over Thanksgiving '09, and the rest is history love.gif

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Aeress, I've been hypothyroid since my daughter was an infant. My TSH was through the roof bad, and now I'm on meds. It really ticks me off to be on a maintenance drug this young (I'm 33 and have been on synthroid for two years), but there it is. What's going on?



 

This is me too except I've flittered with thyroid problems since my teens when I was dx with hashimoto's.  I've had years without meds, and now I'm back on them as my TSH (SUPER HIGH!) and T4/T3 were not ideal.

 

What's up?

 

 

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homeschool- hmmmm... I think Sesame Street helps.  LOL  The kiddos want to watch it so they focus on their "schooly-school" work!

 

However, it's just the two kiddos who have actual schooly-school stuff.  Tiel just nurses during homeschool time and Torin colors in dollar store workbooks (he wanted "school stuff").  Let's see.  In the mornings we really only do reading, math, and handwriting.  I start with dd2 (4yo) and do our Rocket Phonics with her while DD1 (6yo) does her RightStart Math or a Math workbook page.  If the math for the day needs my hands on help for the whole thing I have dd1 read aloud to the baby while I help dd2.  Once dd2 is done with her phonics I set her up with a page or two from the Moving Beyond the Page first grade program and a page of handwriting, and go over dd1's math problems or work with dd1 on a math project (if she had been reading to the baby).  Following that I have dd1 read to me from her Rocket Phonics book and do her own page of handwriting.  Then they head off for Sesame Street.

 

"Science" (we use Backyard Ballistics and R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey) doesn't happen everyday, but we do at least one experiment or explosion every week... usually on a weekend.  DH usually does that bit.  LOL  During the week I turn on the science channel or youtube or we discuss something the kids have seen/read.  We watch birds and deer in the yard, make weathervanes and rain gauges, stuff like that.

 

History/Geography... Sonlight does that through "literature" so basically I read aloud stories and the kids locate the places mentioned on a map, locate the people mentioned on a timeline, that sort of thing.  We don't use all the Sonlight stuff (it's a christian program) so we swap stuff in.  Often DH reads something as a bedtime story then I go over it with them during the day... like the Eddas or various Icelandic sagas.  That ties in with art too and the kiddos draw/sculpt elements from the stories.  Music happens naturally with whatever I put on the cd player, as well as piano lessons from dh.  French is another "as it happens" thing... we have Rosetta Stone french but mostly it's DH speaking to the kiddos in french since he is fluent.

 

We live in NY and have to submit lesson plans and whatnot to the school district so it's a bit more "formal" than in other states... really it's not /that/ time consuming!

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Glad to hear you are doing better DOK.



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Okay, had a crappy, crappy weekend. A drunk driver smashed into one of our cars this weekend. He drove away before the cops came, but he stayed long enough for us to get his license plates (temp) and to see him crash into another car. The cops didn't care. After he left, they decided they wouldn't come out.

 

Then, this morning, I found that my car was one of three cars that got broken into this morning. They stole my radio, but nothing else. I'll need to replace my window. They also broke my flashers, so I can't get them off. The cops have just as little interest in this as when a month ago they broke into my husbands' car and stole the radio.

 

I'm just pretty down. I think, though, that we've gotten to the point where we're pretty committed to finding somewhere else to live.


That is a crappy weekend!  How horrible.  I hope this are better now.  I can't believe the cops didn't come out? Don't they have to report the damage to the cars? I would file a complaint.

 



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Quoting my ownself lol.gif

Court house said I can postpone till mid-March. I got to pick my own date,


Good news:)

 


 

 

Wow, it's been so long since I have been here.  I hope everyone is good.  I am so glad that the weekend is almost here.  Things have been so wild here with my pig still cripple and my gallbladder acting up,  I have been to the ER twice now.  Going to the Dr. on Monday to set up surgery.  The Vet is coming out tomorrow or Saturday so I will find out more about my choices, if I have any.  I just want it, whatever it is to be painless.  I am exhausted and ready for the weekend.  I have so much to catch up on because I haven't been feeling well, so hopefully I will get that done this weekend.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View PostFrench is another "as it happens" thing... we have Rosetta Stone french but mostly it's DH speaking to the kiddos in french since he is fluent.

 

Huh? How is your DH fluent in French when he's Irish? headscratch.gif



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Originally Posted by redveg View PostWow, it's been so long since I have been here.  I hope everyone is good.  I am so glad that the weekend is almost here.  Things have been so wild here with my pig still cripple and my gallbladder acting up,  I have been to the ER twice now.  Going to the Dr. on Monday to set up surgery.  The Vet is coming out tomorrow or Saturday so I will find out more about my choices, if I have any.  I just want it, whatever it is to be painless.  I am exhausted and ready for the weekend.  I have so much to catch up on because I haven't been feeling well, so hopefully I will get that done this weekend.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.


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Welcome back, redveg. You do have a lot on your plate right now. Surgery? Oh, ew, mama. When are you going to try to set it up for?

 

post #130 of 186

Hi!

 

I've read but can't remember anything... to tired.

DD2 is sick and I've spent the last two nights sleepless.

Thought I could nap this afternoon but it never happened...

Hope next night goes more smoothly.

 

Hugs and good vibes to all!

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I feel like I've been missing!  haha.  I've been keeping up on my nook but there is no way I can reply on that thing...anyway...
 

revolting: I am SO SORRY to hear about your poopy weekend.  Didn't your car get broken into before the holidays, too?  BAH!!  Hugs, hugs, hugs.

 

witchygrrl: Did you get over your pink eye in time for the new semester?  How has the first week been for you?

 

3x: feel free to steal "peace out, bean sprouts"  - my hubby made it up for Z and I.  It makes me giggle.  How's the dishwasher situation?

 

Maia: HAPPY DANCE!!!  So so glad you are going to be able to visit M!!
 

Clay:  I am so glad that I'm not the only one who uses Sesame Street to get my child to...well, do just about anything before 10am.  Okay, that's an exaggeration but it sure helps when Z is feeling stubborn.  "Well, we have to do X & Y and then we can watch SS." haha.  And I was so happy when it came on to Netflix.  We don't have cable so no DVR.

 

redveg: Thinking of you, mama.  I'll be sending you comforting energy all weekend.  heartbeat.gif

 

Aeress: I hope everything is okay with your thyroid and also your relationship with fear.  

 

Valerie: Hoping everyone is feeling better soon and you get some sleeeep!  

 

 

Is anyone making anything tasty for their Imbolc dinners?  I haven't decided on what we'll be having yet and I'm kind of stuck on ideas... 

 

BIG BIG HUGS to everyone!!!! grouphug.gif

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Maia- same way as anyone else who isn't French I imagine... he started learning french as a child and stuck with it.  :)  (he is a dual citizen, US citizen by birth then Irish by naturalization... he has never lived long term in Ireland and his father's family is Italian American).  He is totally obnoxious with languages though, he has bits and pieces of a good dozen languages and just picks them up.  He is learning Swedish right now.  French is the only one he can fool people in though.

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostMaia: HAPPY DANCE!!!  So so glad you are going to be able to visit M!!

 

Is anyone making anything tasty for their Imbolc dinners?  I haven't decided on what we'll be having yet and I'm kind of stuck on ideas...

 

Thank you! I am happy too!
 

Imbolc, gawd...probably not. I am on the weight loss phase of my diet and can't eat anything at all, much. I will be into the phase where I can EAT, right around the time I go see M. Even then, though, it's all mostly meat, non-starchy veggies, heavy cream in my coffee, and butter/oil. We're hopefully going out for our anniversary dinner, though.



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Originally Posted by wombatclay View PostMaia- same way as anyone else who isn't French I imagine... he started learning french as a child and stuck with it.  :)  (he is a dual citizen, US citizen by birth then Irish by naturalization... he has never lived long term in Ireland and his father's family is Italian American).  He is totally obnoxious with languages though, he has bits and pieces of a good dozen languages and just picks them up.  He is learning Swedish right now.  French is the only one he can fool people in though.


I'd kill 'im lol.gif

 

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sorry i havent really been posting. :) i have been so stressed about finding a van. dh was starting to get upset with me and then we started fighting bc i wouldnt settle for less than 8 seats. well i found one. in the big town nearest me even. 83,000 mi. 02 chevy venture, 8 seats. talked him down to 5200 form 6k. dh thinks i could have talked him down lower but it didnt feel right bc it felt worth it. everything works. the abs, tcs, cruise, everything. all it needs is routine brake work. i had taken it to my mechanic. front pads need to be replaced, maybe the rotors and one of the back brakes sticks. i budgeted for that. i knew nothing i would buy would be work free. even at that price. being on a fixed income, the payment is right in my comfort zone. so tickled. just gotta take it to the shop tomorrow and it should be ready in less than a week. i feel really good about it and thought i did a good job making sure i could afford it. it is exactly like my old one only a year newer, 50,000 less mi, and dark red instead of blue.

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Jennifer- Yay on the van!  It stinks that the repairs are going to take so long, though.  

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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Postwell i found one. in the big town nearest me even. 83,000 mi. 02 chevy venture, 8 seats. talked him down to 5200 form 6k. dh thinks i could have talked him down lower but it didnt feel right bc it felt worth it. everything works. the abs, tcs, cruise, everything. all it needs is routine brake work. i had taken it to my mechanic. front pads need to be replaced, maybe the rotors and one of the back brakes sticks. i budgeted for that. i knew nothing i would buy would be work free. even at that price. being on a fixed income, the payment is right in my comfort zone. so tickled. just gotta take it to the shop tomorrow and it should be ready in less than a week. i feel really good about it and thought i did a good job making sure i could afford it. it is exactly like my old one only a year newer, 50,000 less mi, and dark red instead of blue.


YAY!!! I'm so glad you held out for the right one. When I bought my current car, it was the same as the old one, but 2 years newer. Now it's 10 years old. I doubt I'll ever be able to afford any more cars, so I hope this one lasts!

 

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witchygrrl: Did you get over your pink eye in time for the new semester?  How has the first week been for you?

 



Pinkeye is finally gone, though only since yesterday. Teaching with gobs of antibiotic gel in my eye stunk. but I made it through! This was only a three day week...the rest of my weeks I'm teaching 4 days. Still, that's better than the 5 I was doing last semester.

 

Tomorrow is the Winter Festival for my DD's Waldorf-y waldkindergarten...anyone else doing this?

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Yay for the van!

 

Super tired... this week we've been getting up at 5am, DH goes in to work by 6.  Then he leaves work early and gets the kids at 2 while I work till 7pm and get home around 7:30 to tuck the kids into bed.  I know I'll get used to it but right now I feel like I've been thumped!  Today I don't start till 4pm so it feels indulgent!  LOL  We're mudding drywall though, so not /that/ indulgent.  ;)

 

hope everyone has a good weekend...

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Welcome back, redveg. You do have a lot on your plate right now. Surgery? Oh, ew, mama. When are you going to try to set it up for?

 


Thanks:)  I am going to the Dr. on Monday so I am not sure when it is going to happen.  It is and in and out thing so I am not to worried about when it is.

 



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redveg: Thinking of you, mama.  I'll be sending you comforting energy all weekend.  heartbeat.gif

 


Thank you.  The Vet came out today and I had to put YodaMae to sleep:(  I feel horrible but know I made the right decision for her.  If it was up to me I would have kept her around but that was and would be selfish.  I had to let her go.  I got to be with her though, comforting her the entire time.  My neighbor has a digging machine like a front loader or something, anyway he came over and dug a hole where my sunflower garden is, so in the Spring she will have flowers all around her:)

 



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sorry i havent really been posting. :) i have been so stressed about finding a van. dh was starting to get upset with me and then we started fighting bc i wouldnt settle for less than 8 seats. well i found one. in the big town nearest me even. 83,000 mi. 02 chevy venture, 8 seats. talked him down to 5200 form 6k. dh thinks i could have talked him down lower but it didnt feel right bc it felt worth it. everything works. the abs, tcs, cruise, everything. all it needs is routine brake work. i had taken it to my mechanic. front pads need to be replaced, maybe the rotors and one of the back brakes sticks. i budgeted for that. i knew nothing i would buy would be work free. even at that price. being on a fixed income, the payment is right in my comfort zone. so tickled. just gotta take it to the shop tomorrow and it should be ready in less than a week. i feel really good about it and thought i did a good job making sure i could afford it. it is exactly like my old one only a year newer, 50,000 less mi, and dark red instead of blue.

Yay for finding a van:)  It has got to be a huge weight off your shoulders.  Congrats:)
 

 

 

 

Lots of cold weather here, snow and a wicked wind that just cuts right through you.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Thinking of you all:)
 

 

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