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post #41 of 523
milk4two- i'm curious about your siggy. i read the website but eould like to know what you did exactly, if that's okay? we could use some extra dough.
post #42 of 523
LDSMomma6 : those sandwiches sound so yummy !!

We are hoping to go to Washington/Oregon area some day ..I love it their! My sis lives their with her fam and my mom want to move their... my inlaws are in utah ,enough reason for me not to go their : ...I used to want to live their and like to visit but I will stay in Cali or go to Was/Or before moving to Utah.

**How is everyone today ?
post #43 of 523
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Originally Posted by alisaterry View Post
FiveLittleDucks, what does it mean when someone has been Boo'd?
Oh gosh, I should take that out. It's from Halloween when I got a nice PM from someone and said to send it to 5 more people and put "I've been boo'd" in my siggy. Thanks for the reminder! I guess I don't post enough to notice it's been there too long.
post #44 of 523
Magstphil - check your PMs.
post #45 of 523
Arkansas taxes food too!! Drives me freakin' ( ) nuts!! And our county/city tax is 10%! I usually do my big shopping in Texas (27 miles away) where I don't get charged tax, and taxed items are only 8.25%. In the long run, it does save money. When I only need a few items, I do buy in my town because it wouldn't save me any money by having to drive that far for a few things. KWIM?

Ok, so I clean and clean the house, get it spotless...even got on my hands and knees to scrub around the hallway bathroom toilet! I went to Sams this morning at 8am and got back so I can make these sandwiches (they were yummy, BTW!). Everyone starts arriving by 11am, all bearing gifts!! Apparently a "secret" baby shower invitation went out, and my friend did a baby shower for me today. She had games, and all that. I just provided the clean house! About 15 sisters were here. We had a good time with the "Lunch Bunch"...lots of good food, and then had a nice shower. I got tons of nice stuff. Almost to much!! I told them I felt really silly!! I was almost embarrassed!! It had been such a long time since I had a shower. I didn't know how to act!
post #46 of 523
That's really nice Heidi. I'm glad your friends surprised you.
post #47 of 523
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Originally Posted by LDSmomma6 View Post
Arkansas taxes food too!! Drives me freakin' ( ) nuts!! And our county/city tax is 10%! I usually do my big shopping in Texas (27 miles away) where I don't get charged tax, and taxed items are only 8.25%. In the long run, it does save money. When I only need a few items, I do buy in my town because it wouldn't save me any money by having to drive that far for a few things. KWIM?

Ok, so I clean and clean the house, get it spotless...even got on my hands and knees to scrub around the hallway bathroom toilet! I went to Sams this morning at 8am and got back so I can make these sandwiches (they were yummy, BTW!). Everyone starts arriving by 11am, all bearing gifts!! Apparently a "secret" baby shower invitation went out, and my friend did a baby shower for me today. She had games, and all that. I just provided the clean house! About 15 sisters were here. We had a good time with the "Lunch Bunch"...lots of good food, and then had a nice shower. I got tons of nice stuff. Almost to much!! I told them I felt really silly!! I was almost embarrassed!! It had been such a long time since I had a shower. I didn't know how to act!
Fun!!!

Marly, I'm sure Salt Lake would be a different exerience because it's a major city. I would love to have people from so many different countries living near me!

DH and I grew up in California. It's a nice state but insanely expensive. My sister's "starter home" of 1200 sq feet cost her $575,000 and that's in Livermore, which is more than 60 miles from San Francisco. Crazy!

I think Utah taxes food because it's a way to tax illegal immigrants. I'm not saying that to be mean, by the way.

DS is hurt....
post #48 of 523
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Originally Posted by alisaterry
My sister's "starter home" of 1200 sq feet cost her $575,000 and that's in Livermore, which is more than 60 miles from San Francisco. Crazy!


I just couldn't see paying $5000 for a house a month!! I mean, that is 1% of the cost, what most house payments are. Did they put a lot down? In Texas, I sold my 1700 sq. ft home for $113,100, and I thought I got a great deal (which I did!).

DH's cousin & husband live by Oakland somewhere, and paid over $300K for their tiny house too. I know he doesn't make a lot because he is the head grounds guy for the Oakland Temple. I bet she works too.

My dad's mom used to have a house in Los Gatos, and one in Capitola, on the beach. She got 1.2 million for the house in Los Gatos. But before she got rid of the beach one, she was offered 2.1 million at one time, but turned it down : but when she did sell it, she only got $350K!

I have a friend that lives in Santa Ana. They rent because they can't afford to buy. The rent a small house for $2000 a month! My SIL's parents pay the same thing for their rented house in San Diego!

I can't imagine living in California at all!! :
post #49 of 523
It was my understanding, too, that a definitive Alzheimer's diagnosis could not be made until the brain was examined after death.

I don't know if we will stay in California. Personally, I want to move to Texas , or Oregon? New Mexico? Washington? I want to be trained as a midwife, and I don't want to go to nursing school, although I will if I have to. House prices are coming down, though.
post #50 of 523
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House prices are coming down, though.
FINALLY!!!! i live in the Palm Springs area (on the other side of the valley) and when we had Lily we moved into a 1 bedroom apartment to save up for a house which were about $150,000 back then for a 4 bedroom. all of a sudden there was this huuuuuuge boom. we grew up here and seriously get lost because where there was once sand dunes there are housing tracks. i drove out to what use to by the boonies a month or so ago for a scrapbooking party thinking the sister had moved onto a ranch or something and there are hundreds of homes there now. anywho the "cheap" 3 bedroom home is in the high $300,000 now. the nice quality, nice sized homes are from the high $400,000 to low $500,000. : we've resigned ourselves to buying a townhouse for $200,000 if we can find one with 3 bedrooms. the scary thng is we NEVER sold townhomes before now. and now they are selling apartments. i've had friends who had to move from their bedroom less then glamourous apartment because they were going to start selling them for $300,000!!!!!!!!!!
post #51 of 523
DH has decided we shouldn't circ. he went from being all for it to just not able to condone it for us anymore. thats what one meeting with the midwife does for ya.
post #52 of 523
Hey ladies. I've been MIA for too long for my taste but I'm hoping to be a regular poster again.

I'm Tara, 29 (enjoying it while I can, I'll be the big 30 in January) mama to 2 little darlings, one girl, one boy. My dh and I have been married 5 years and lately I never see him but I'm finally able to sahm after working the first 5 years of our marriage so it's the trade off we have to make I guess.

We live in Utah and I've been a member all my life, served a mission to Romania.

We've got ups and downs just like everybody else, but lately seems like the downs have been more than the ups. I have noticed it's right about the same time we got off track with our scripture reading and family prayers... we're getting back on track, slowly but surely.

Has anyone else noticed that it is SO easy to slip so quickly but it seems to take FOREVER to get back into that groove again? It surprises me how that happens, even though it shouldn't.

Also, wanted to ask if anyone has read the book "Jay's Journal". My friend recommended it and the library finally called saying it was in but I wondered from an LDS stand point if it's something I should read or not because of the subject matter. I don't want to read anything that will take the spirit away as it seems such a struggle to have it's companionship lately. I heard one person say it strengthened their testimony. I'm thinking I may just leave it alone since I'm feeling conflicted about it since I found out more of the story.

Anyone?
post #53 of 523
Tara: just by the cover i would pass on this book , i googled it and it came up on amazon. i have never read it but it is better to steer clear of things that make us uncomfortable . just my 2 cents
post #54 of 523
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
DH has decided we shouldn't circ. he went from being all for it to just not able to condone it for us anymore. thats what one meeting with the midwife does for ya.
Wonderful news.
post #55 of 523
Guys, sorry to interrupt but I need to ask a question. I posted it in the birthing professionals forum as well but I know that some of you ladies have had some experience with this maybe?

At my midwives' apt 2 days ago I noticed that there was a little itty, bitty tiny piece of bloody chunk in my urine cup. Not big enough for the apprentice to notice but I did b/c I've had cramping from the beginning of this pregnancy. Tonight after urinating while wiping I noticed a little bit of pinkish tinge to the mucous.

I've heard about spotting, I've never had it before with either of my first 2 pregnancies so is this normal or when do you worry?

Thanks
post #56 of 523
i had this with this pregnancy but not with my two girls. for me it was a UTI. but i'd still ask...
post #57 of 523
I had it with my most recent pregnancy and shed many tears over fears of losing baby. However he was all right. At first it was pinkish but then it ended up more dark so I don't know what to tell you.

If it helps calm you, talk to someone. If you can stand to not think about it, try not to worry. I don't think it's uncommon.

I've decided to pass on the book btw.
post #58 of 523
Thank you both. Did your midwife/OB say what caused yours fericito? I usually have big prob.s with UTIs but I didn't test positive for one this visit at all, I just had really concentrated urine. I'm going to go ahead and call her today. I just couldn't last night, I was a little bit of a wreck.
post #59 of 523
If anyone can help me quickly a while ago someone posted a beautiful article from the prophet about parenting and was hoping someone would have it, I had it saved and can't find it now and would like to use points for my talk tomarrow.
post #60 of 523
mommy2boys, I hope you were able to find the info you needed. I didn't save the information.

I was sitting in RS for the first time in weeks, and attended 1/2 of it! A record! So anyway, we were talking about spiritual vs. temporal and the overlap--a good lesson! One sister mentioned about WofW, and I am feeling very strongly that for me, this is really important.

Background: DD is 4 months old and the last couple of weeks I have been SO tired and sleepy and struggling to get enough sleep, even when I try, and if I leave dirty dishes in the sink then ants will come, and there's too much going on. But I am feeling very strongly that following the do's of the Word of Wisdom is going to help a lot with this issue. Plus she wakes up several times to nurse at night. Anyway, I will be able "walk and not faint" so I just have this thought, and I'm going to try really hard to do it.

ALSO, has anyone else had the thought that the poisons that affect the earth in the last days are one of the challenges that we have to face, AND things like the Word of Wisdom, as well as greater scientific knowledge, etc. all contribute to tools we have to be able to deal with this challenge.

OK, just some thoughts I have running through this week that are gelling today.

Drewsmom, spotting is common--I've had it in all 4 pregnancies.
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