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My ds does not play outside much these days. He wants to be in playing the Wii and with his bey blades. I would DIE if it were light from 6am to 9pm. Which it is, in the summer. I utterly HATE summer. I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't get above, say, 80*, but it gets beastly hot here sometimes.

 

When I first moved to the WNC mountains, back in '03, we had much more even seasons, and four of them. Now there's like...summer and not-summer. Summer last year was like way above 90* most of the time. The whole time! Months of it!

It used to be two weeks of that, in July or August, and that was it. Not-summer is just that...it hasn't been a proper winter or fall or spring in awhile greensad.gif and YES, I blame global warming.

 

DS is home from school again today irked.gif He started coughing and feeling icky/listless while I was in MA, then caregiver kept him home from school on Monday, then on Tuesday the school called me to come get him at like 9:30-- he had a 101* fever. I got him at 10:20 and it was 100*, then diminished at home to nearly normal...then I took him to the Dr at 3:45 just to rule out strep. He ran a 102* there, but he has no strep, no flu. They said he just has "the Asheville Creeping Crud" irked.gif ,whatever that is. I guess something icky and unnameable is going around.

So I kept him home today, even though his high temp was 99.9, I knew they'd just call for me to come get him if I sent him to school. So I am making him stay in bed all day. It's only 9:30am...I wonder how this is going to play out. Sigh. He doesn't have school on Friday anyway. Grrr. I need some alone time!

 

M says his...his thingy is feeling better and is working fine. I'm like...you used it?? Without me? greensad.gif Yep, he did. With only a little pain. But unless this stupid house sells in the near future, Caregiver can't come stay with ds until at least the 3rd week in May. Which would be nearly 3mo w/o seeing my sweet M mecry.gif I don't know if I can stand much more of this.

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I actually feel longer daylight HELPS me kids go to sleep - we are outside much more when its light.  But then again, they have always gone down around 9-10....actually my daughter was later than that for a long time.  I feel better too when I get more sunlight, probably has to do with my low D levels.  It really helps DH too, he NEEDS to do stuff outside, work in the yard, just soak it up.  He works in an office all day which is total opposite of his nature so more daylight is really helpful for him.   I stay up pretty late though so still get plenty of dark.

 

I am excited.....havent done anything crafty in quite awhile, just been busy (especially with the new puppy) and honestly, lazy.  One of my friends from HS is having her baby shower sat so I am making her a mei tai today:)

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Missouri is Midwest too.  Kansas, and a couple others as well.  Tennessee is south I am pretty sure and I didnt think Kentucky was considered midwest?

 

It has been wonderful here but NOT looking forward to the summer.  We barely had any freezing so bugs are going to be awful.  My daffodils are already in bloom, weeks to a month ahead of usual!!! Though, then again usual keeps getting earlier.  Also not looking forward to storms....it has NEVER been like this.  Tornadoes all year round???


Forgot about Missouri! Ok, because it was buggin' me, I looked up all the Midwestern states. They are, in no particular order: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Several are also considered Plains States. From my quick Google, it would appear that it depends on the source as to whether those states are both Plains and Midwestern or simply one or the other. My curiosity is fixed. orngtongue.gif

 



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We had no freezing either. Why are bugs worse, then?

 

Me, I'm SO MAD about Daylight Savings Time being manipulated more. It's freaking next week, and doesn't go away till November. GRRR. As if Mom Nature doesn't do a good enough job herself, lightening up the summer and darkening the winter. Really? And we'd, what, have it light year-round? Um, no thanks irked.gif Some of us appreciate bad weather, and darkness, thankyouverymuch.

 

OK, rant over.
 

 

When it freezes it kills off larvae that is in the soil. So when there is little or no freezing, more bugs will hatch. 

 

DST is yucky. I'm dreading it. I dread it every year. I hate that Indiana bent to the norm and is now on it. I loved not having to change my clocks. 
 

 



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We looked at Lawrence! We have friends there and find ourselves at Ft. Ben quite a lot...the property tax rates were what kept us from seriously considering it though. Ah, well. Noblesville is close enough to get just about anywhere in the metro area if we want to. orngbiggrin.gif  We are moving from a ranch style 1300 sqft place to a 2 story 3200 sqft with 3 car garage. I think we'll feel like we've taken over a small hotel for a while. Sheepish.gif
 

More sorting, decluttering, packing, organizing today.
Yesterday it was FANTASTIC here. It got to at least 71 degrees and was so nice and sunny. I took the kids to a nearby park (Forest Park/Noblesville for anyone local who is curious) to meet up with bestest-best-friends (mine and theirs.) It was grand! It was totally worth being truant from packing for an afternoon. Knitting in the sunshine outside -- something I dearly miss all winter long. love.gif

 

There's not THAT much left for me to work on, honestly. I just keep chipping away at it little by little. I said last weekend that I could have the whole house packed in a day if the family didn't need or want anything from me. Alas, the need much and that's perfectly fine too. grouphug.gif


Ohh, sounds nice! Enjoy!! 

 

I have to say that the weather here is bugging me to no end. It was freakin' snowing over the weekend and now its up to 70?!? WTH?! Today its supposed to be near 70 again and then drop back down to the lower fourties by Friday. That's a huge difference and I'm not doing well with it. I could really use to get out into some warm sunshine and have it stay that way for awhile. 

 



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My ds does not play outside much these days. He wants to be in playing the Wii and with his bey blades. I would DIE if it were light from 6am to 9pm. Which it is, in the summer. I utterly HATE summer. I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't get above, say, 80*, but it gets beastly hot here sometimes.

 

DS is home from school again today irked.gif He started coughing and feeling icky/listless while I was in MA, then caregiver kept him home from school on Monday, then on Tuesday the school called me to come get him at like 9:30-- he had a 101* fever. I got him at 10:20 and it was 100*, then diminished at home to nearly normal...then I took him to the Dr at 3:45 just to rule out strep. He ran a 102* there, but he has no strep, no flu. They said he just has "the Asheville Creeping Crud" irked.gif ,whatever that is. I guess something icky and unnameable is going around.

So I kept him home today, even though his high temp was 99.9, I knew they'd just call for me to come get him if I sent him to school. So I am making him stay in bed all day. It's only 9:30am...I wonder how this is going to play out. Sigh. He doesn't have school on Friday anyway. Grrr. I need some alone time!

 

M says his...his thingy is feeling better and is working fine. I'm like...you used it?? Without me? greensad.gif Yep, he did. With only a little pain. But unless this stupid house sells in the near future, Caregiver can't come stay with ds until at least the 3rd week in May. Which would be nearly 3mo w/o seeing my sweet M mecry.gif I don't know if I can stand much more of this.

 

I loathe when it gets up to 90*. Loathe. Above 80* and I'm ok, bothered by it but ok. I'd happily live somewhere with Spring, Fall and Winter. 

 

Sorry for DS. Hopefully you get some down time with him in bed (though that does scare me for you, some!) and tomorrow he'll be back at school. 

 

Glad M is all fixed. Can DS go with you up to M's over his spring break? 

 

I totally woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. Anyone have any good, quick fixes for bad moods?  
 

 

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Originally Posted by 3xMama View PostI loathe when it gets up to 90*. Loathe. Above 80* and I'm ok, bothered by it but ok. I'd happily live somewhere with Spring, Fall and Winter. 

 

Sorry for DS. Hopefully you get some down time with him in bed (though that does scare me for you, some!) and tomorrow he'll be back at school. 

 

Glad M is all fixed. Can DS go with you up to M's over his spring break? 

 

I totally woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. Anyone have any good, quick fixes for bad moods?  

 

Are you my conscience? ROTFLMAO.gif Or my doppelganger, one or the other! We so totally think alike.

 

No, ds can not go with me to M's yet. M lives in a one-room (not one bedroom-- one ROOM) apartment which is like 12x10 and there is nowhere for ds to stay. We have to wait for that till we move there. Sigh.

 

I woke up wrong, too-- not entirely, but having ds home from school is one of those last-minute things that throws off my day, mostly. I did get laundry done, and my bed changed, and a frittata made (cream cheese, red bell pepper, kale, onion yummy.gif) and I am working on making a low-carb cookbook with sheet protectors and section-separators and recipes I print from the internet. And also using recipes I already have-- I am redoing my old cookbook to only be low-carb, and tossing all the other recipes.

 

I'm just out of sorts today. It's cloudy and ds is sick and home kind-of unexpectedly and I am heartsick on-and-off about not getting to have sex with M and not being able to maybe visit till May and no movement on this house and my weight creeping up for no apparent reason. I'm just...in one of those days gloomy.gif
 

 

post #46 of 147
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My ds does not play outside much these days. He wants to be in playing the Wii and with his bey blades. I would DIE if it were light from 6am to 9pm. Which it is, in the summer. I utterly HATE summer. I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't get above, say, 80*, but it gets beastly hot here sometimes.

 

 

Oh, I only want the sunshine from 6 to 9...not the heat -- nope it should stay at about 80 degrees year round. Don't ask for much do I? orngbiggrin.gif

 

I am not a fan of the heat. Though I gotta say, since losing alot of weight, I don't hate summer like I did. Now I'm just hot -- before I was miserable.

 

My kidlets don't necessarily play outside alot if we stay at home. The younger two (8 & 5) do off and on throughout the day. But my eldest (12 1/2) would stay inside most of the time -- sometimes playing on a computer but these days mostly reading/researching/writing for his D & D club.

 

BUT if I pack snacks & drinks and plan a meet up with friends at a local park -- they will play and explore to absolute exhaustion -- just like they did yesterday. NO one objected when I said it was time to head to bed last night. biggrinbounce.gif
 

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I actually feel longer daylight HELPS me kids go to sleep - we are outside much more when its light.  But then again, they have always gone down around 9-10....actually my daughter was later than that for a long time.  I feel better too when I get more sunlight, probably has to do with my low D levels.  It really helps DH too, he NEEDS to do stuff outside, work in the yard, just soak it up.  He works in an office all day which is total opposite of his nature so more daylight is really helpful for him.   I stay up pretty late though so still get plenty of dark.

 

I am excited.....havent done anything crafty in quite awhile, just been busy (especially with the new puppy) and honestly, lazy.  One of my friends from HS is having her baby shower sat so I am making her a mei tai today:)



I love my mei tai! (kozy brand)
I've loaned out my ergo and gave away my slings and moby's when youngest out grew them. But the Kozy? I'm holding on to that to pass along to my daughter to use with her own babies. (I'll buy additional ones for my sons' babies.)

 

And, yep! That longer daylight seems to help.

I remember reading a Dr. Sears column one day long ago when he said that the number one way to prevent going to sleep problems in children was to make sure they had a full day. 

 

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I have to say that the weather here is bugging me to no end. It was freakin' snowing over the weekend and now its up to 70?!? WTH?! Today its supposed to be near 70 again and then drop back down to the lower fourties by Friday. That's a huge difference and I'm not doing well with it. I could really use to get out into some warm sunshine and have it stay that way for awhile. 

 

Yes, I wish it would just stay Spring.

But I am so grateful for these springlike intercessions that I cannot find it within myself to complain. treehugger.gif

All this turbulence, of course, means threat of strong Spring storms -- and for me personally, strong headaches. Oy!

 

Good, quick fixes for bad moods?

 

What has helped me immensely is to remind myself CONSTANTLY that:

 

I. Am. Loved.

 

It has made huge difference for me. I just replace whatever grump or complaint or whine or negative whatever with that refrain. It lifts my spirit because it is true. I am loved. I am loved by a dear, dear man and by wonderful, curious, sparky and enthusiastic children. And that's just within my own family. namaste.gif

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Stopping by for prayer requests: Please pray for my grandmother who is in the hospital again. Thanks!

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Hey peoples.  Just dropping by for a random post.  Does anyone feel like doing any scholarly Pagan reading?  I'm clearing off my bookshelves and found I have quite a few titles about Pagan topics.  They're definitely not beginner stuff, not herbals or cookbooks or anything.  They're like, spirituality, theory, philosophy, that sort of thing.  Not beach reading or anything - I read them for MA level classes.  I don't have anyone IRL to give them to, I dont' want to bother with selling them, and although I can just run them down to the thrift store I dunno how many Pagans are browsing those shelves.  I'd ship them free if anyone's interested.  (Well, within the U.S. anyway.)  PM me if you'd like them.

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Originally Posted by mary3mama View PostOh, I only want the sunshine from 6 to 9...not the heat -- nope it should stay at about 80 degrees year round. Don't ask for much do I? orngbiggrin.gif

 

Yes, I wish it would just stay Spring.

But I am so grateful for these springlike intercessions

 

Good grief, I would so hate that. My mom is like that....she can have it! I have another friend who'd be happy if it was well over 95* all the time. Me, I am happy when it's between 30* and 65* in the daytime. Sometimes sunny but sometimes gloomy. I like a good variety.



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Originally Posted by revolting View PostStopping by for prayer requests: Please pray for my grandmother who is in the hospital again. Thanks!


Aww! Sent! How is she doing now?

 



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Originally Posted by tiqa View PostHey peoples.  Just dropping by for a random post.  Does anyone feel like doing any scholarly Pagan reading?  I'm clearing off my bookshelves and found I have quite a few titles about Pagan topics.  They're definitely not beginner stuff, not herbals or cookbooks or anything.  They're like, spirituality, theory, philosophy, that sort of thing.  Not beach reading or anything - I read them for MA level classes.  I don't have anyone IRL to give them to, I dont' want to bother with selling them, and although I can just run them down to the thrift store I dunno how many Pagans are browsing those shelves.  I'd ship them free if anyone's interested.  (Well, within the U.S. anyway.)  PM me if you'd like them.


I know a lady here who is heavy into the Prison Ministry (Pagan, of course) who has recently asked for reading material. I would happily take them off your hands and donate, if that floats your boat!

 

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Quick drop by also to ask from prayer/blessing requests. My dad is in for surgery in about an hour. 

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Quick drop by also to ask from prayer/blessing requests. My dad is in for surgery in about an hour. 




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hey everybody!!  what periodical is it that claims "miss a day, miss a lot"?  That's how I felt when I logged in here this afternoon!! haha! 

 

3x: I love that your DD refers to the moon as Mrs Moon.  My FIL also told Z when she was pointing out the day-time moon once that there is a man up there and to which my MIL, always quick, said, how do you know it's a man?  to which I replied "we think of her as a goddess."  I'm pretty sure my FIL openly rolled his eyes.  Oh well.  

 

Sending lots of love and healing positive energy for your dad, 3x and your grandmother, revolting!  heartbeat.gif

Please let us know how they are both faring!! 

 

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My son is still sleeping at 8:47am.  What does it mean?  What does it mean?!  orngtongue.gif


What did it end up meaning?  I hope it didn't make for a crazy bed time!  

 



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I love summer evenings when children fall into bed hard -- grateful to be there. A day well and exhaustingly lived! 

Love this image.  I cannot wait for those summer nights when we've all played hard all day.  The nights where we all have to scrub our feet because they are filthy after a fun day of play!!  

 

Thanks for sharing your positive mantra.  It's good to be reminded (often) to concentrate on our blessings.  
 

How's your day shaking out, Maia?  Whenever I'm in a bad mood I snap my fingers in front of my face and say "ENOUGH!" and/or I brew up some chamomile tea.  How's DS feeling?  

 

The past 2 days have been fun for us here.  It's raining now but it has that sweet, earthy spring smell.  delicious!  I love that it's heading towards spring, not that we had a hard winter (which also freaks me out with the lack of a real winter freeze) but it's nice to think of summer heading this way.  We usually only have a couple weeks of sweltering heat (aka hell for me) but the rest is USUALLY just perfection.  Plus, summer means live, outdoor music which is invigorates my soul!!! WOOHOOO!!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostHow's your day shaking out, Maia?  Whenever I'm in a bad mood I snap my fingers in front of my face and say "ENOUGH!" and/or I brew up some chamomile tea.  How's DS feeling?  


Thank you for asking! It's alright. A little frustrating. DS's temperature went down, but he's still coughing like a maniac. I kept him home from school, and now he has a 3-day weekend. No alone time for me greensad.gif Not till next week, anyway. Sigh. I can tell he's feeling better because about 1/2 hour ago he finally wanted food-- and then rejected what it was he asked for.

M is frustrating me, too, though I knew that was going to happen. He bought this $1000k macdaddy computer/all-in-one thingy (with TV and a wireless keyboard and mouse!) with his tax return, and he has just had it for like one day, and already he's losing his mind with it. He has a worse frustration level than my 11yo ds and it's a PITA to listen to him with it...and also, after ds and his stupid food issue 1/2 hour ago, M was on the phone and threw out a burger because it was undercooked and he couldn't find the burger buns eyesroll.gif


GRRRR. It's such a hassle being someone who loves food and loves to cook and my two main loves hate to eat. UGH.

 

I have been researching and researching and researching, for two days now, about metabolism and hormones and leptin and possible reasons why I can't seem to stabilize on this protocol I'm on. I'm VERY frustrated, but at least I have something new to try. Why the eff do I have to be one of the few it doesn't work for? It appears I may have effed-up hormones. Which....not exactly sure what to do about that, yet.

 

Now for the good news: I am getting a whopping amount of $$ back on my tax return! So I can pay off most of my CC debt! joy.gif AND maybe take ds out somewhere. If he stops being an ass.
 

post #54 of 147

Morning:)

 

Wild weather here last night and today.  We have a covered shelter so the animals can walk outside when the weather is bad, well the wind ripped that out of the ground and smashed it on my car.  At least the windows are still in one piece:)

 

Glad M is up and running Maia:) As far as seasons go I feel like here in New Hampshire we have 2 seasons also, Winter and not so much Winter.  Thankfully this year Winter has been mild but most Winters I feel like it starts in October and goes until May:(  I am so over Winter.

 

Well My computer or should I say the connection has been wonky yesterday and this morning.  Must be the solar flares?  I tried to get on here yesterday but was having issues.

 

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Any plans?  I am doing a ton of reading:)

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Where is everybody?

 

It's a gorgeous day today, while a little nippy still. It's 47* I think. But very sunny and pretty. I'm going to hang laundry outside. Prob'ly take all day to dry, but I need to orngbiggrin.gif

 

DS has his baseball tryouts today. He's still coughing quite a bit, but I do think it's diminished in general. It's not till 3pm and it's noon now, so he's got time to rest a bit.

 

M has got his computer largely figured out.

 

This diet issue is making me nuts. I'm so, so, SO frustrated. WHY could I stay nearly the exact same weight for years when I was 185 but not when I'm in the 140s?? bawling.gif I was 142 a month ago. I'm 150 today. And it keeps creeping up. Frick.

 

Helicopter going over...those things weird me out. Even though I know they're usually hospital ones.

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hug.gif Maia hug.gif  I have a hard time stabilizing and have been told to:

 

A- aim for 2000 calories/day for 3 weeks - high protein (I went back down after a 201g of protein day and was stable with 138g/day) and good fat;

B- cut dairy, nuts and egg for at least a week then test one at a time and watch for sensitivity (aka gain). It seems when people are unable to stabilize, it's because there is hidden sensitivity to something.

 

The detective job can be frustrating...

post #57 of 147

Morning all:)  A beautiful day even if it is on the chilly side. It is so sunny:)

 

On the agenda today, laundry.  I hope everyone remembered to put their clocks ahead 1 hour:)

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Morning all:)  A beautiful day even if it is on the chilly side. It is so sunny:)

 

On the agenda today, laundry.  I hope everyone remembered to put their clocks ahead 1 hour:)



 

Good Morning! energy.gif

 

Should be in the mid 60s here today. Good day to shove the family outside to work in the yard while I do a few things inside. Oh and great day to defunk the family van. 2whistle.gif

 

I always ignore the daylight savings time thingy until the next day. When my cell phone and computer auto reset I go around and take care of all the other clocks -- works for us since we don't have anywhere to be on a typical Sunday. 

 

Hopefully we will close on our new house sometime this week. thumb.gif

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Subbing, late this month. :-)

 

(I'm incognito.  I've been around this group for, oh, years and years.  But we are TTC and it's a secret irl for now and I have too many friends and family on MDC. bwahahah)

 

Anyway,  it's been cold and rainy around here this weekend. I've been a lazy bum and rested up (after AF came, finally.  sigh.)  I made a lovely soup, had lots of tea, watched tv, and played with yarn.  It was good. 

 

 

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Good luck on your house closing, Mary orngbiggrin.gif How exciting!

 

Now I need some house-selling luck so that someone else can be so excited about moving into THIS house!

 

M drank last night greensad.gif I have to say, each time is getting fewer and farther between (the last time was in January, I think) but still. I asked him if it got any better or more fun. I knew the answer, of course. He said no, it was worse. I said guess what-- it's a fatal disease and it progresses whether you drink or not. If you drink it progresses faster. He's at a meeting now...ye Gods, please, let him Get It this time fingersx.gif The stats are pretty grim for permanent sobriety for most people, but one can hope. He does keep trying.

 

It's going to be near EIGHTY freaking degrees before the week is out, here angry.gif So much for Winter. Or Spring, for that matter. On the upside, I have daffodils smile.gif They're really pretty. I am going to vacuum and later open the windows, and maybe cut some flowers to bring in.

 

It's almost TM time! I can't WAIT. I need some new energy.

 

Valerie, thanks for insight...one of the things I am thinking is probably the huge amount of heavy cream I consume. I am srsly considering going back to half and half in my coffee. I know half and half has more carbs per serving, but I don't consume it like candy like I do with the cream. I use it for a condiment for my coffee and that's IT. Cream I slurp at every opportunity. I think something is going on with that, but not sure what.

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