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post #141 of 575
Stacymom. I'm so sorry this is happening to you.
post #142 of 575
OT: someone here asked what part of WA I am in long ago and I forgot to answer: FYI Im in N.W. WA about 1hr N. of Seattle

Does anyone else with messy houses just want to MOVE??? I think about that all the time, a clean fresh canvas is what I need.....I know I know.....Bloom where Im planted! But it's so darn hard! Our portable dishwasher broke a month ago and trying to keep up by hand....is a challenge, although it's almost caught up right now...yeah me! my floor is gross and clutter is a nice way to put it! so many of us are in the same boat, it's nice to find some kindred spirits!!!
post #143 of 575
Carrie, sounds like you're probably close to my hometown. I was raised in Marysville. Most of my family still lives in that area.

And yes, I keep thinking that moving is just what I need, a nice fresh spot to organize and keep clean. And moving is a perfect opportunity to decide what really needs to go and what needs to stay, anyway. But then, so far for me, moving only keeps things nice and new and clean for a month or two, lol.
post #144 of 575
I, um, joke about burning my house down quite frequently. If I had much better house insurance, I think I would start leaving candles burning and space heaters turned on next to a stack of papers. Other than some pictures, I have no emotional attachement to anything in my house, well, maybe my Lovesac, but that can be replaced!
Stacy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that you heal quickly, both physically and emotionally.
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Does anyone else with messy houses just want to MOVE???
I like the Krusty the Klown line and quote it to DW all the time: "My house is dirty, buy me a new one."
post #146 of 575
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Does anyone else with messy houses just want to MOVE??? I think about that all the time, a clean fresh canvas is what I need.....I know I know.....Bloom where Im planted! But it's so darn hard! Our portable dishwasher broke a month ago and trying to keep up by hand....is a challenge, although it's almost caught up right now...yeah me! my floor is gross and clutter is a nice way to put it! so many of us are in the same boat, it's nice to find some kindred spirits!!!


YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Dh and I were so excited when we thought we were moving last April. Mostly for the reason above. It fell through, which is good since dh doesn't work that far away anymore. Here we are, almost a yer later still in the same boat. *sigh*
post #147 of 575
When we moved to Alaska, there weren't dishwashers in the military housing the we moved into, so we had to wash by hand for a while (8 kids even!) until my parents bought a portable one. And then the college housing we lived in for 2 semesters didn't have one, so I was washing dishes, and I thought I would die. Vowed I would always have one. WRONG!! We moved into a rental house back in 1997. We had 3 children (first time we only had 1, so it wasn't that bad...plus we ate a lot at my parents house). We had a choice of 2 house that we could rent. And this particular house was better for us even though it didn't have a dishwasher. I got pregnant with #4. DH asked me what I would like at the hospital...roses or carnations. I said none...give me a portable dishwasher (I had had it with washing dishes for 1 yr). He bought me one. And when we moved into this house, I didn't have one for 2 weeks because DH had to get done with work before heading to work up here and installing it. Let me tell you, having a dishwasher is what I must have. It's just one of those must-haves. I just don't do (hand-washing) dishes well. :

And guys...once your children are older...unless you haven't taught them to clean (which I have taught my children to clean), your house will stay cleaner. It's called bribery! K, I'll get you a Icee if you clean the Living room for me real quick, or L, you aren't going to so-and-so unless you clean the little girls room really quick... : :

And I knew a guy who burned his house down on "accident" with a space heater. Found out that he did it, and insurance refused to pay. So, be careful before you go burning your house down!

Joseph is sick. Running a fever. Feel so bad. I hate having sick babies. :
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And guys...once your children are older...unless you haven't taught them to clean (which I have taught my children to clean), your house will stay cleaner.
There's a quote from a homeschooling mom (I believe it's Cherie Logan, but I'm not 100% sure). She says that if you have older children and you're still doing the housework, you've missed your promotion!
post #149 of 575
Stacymom - I'm so very sorry. A dear, dear friend just went through something similar.

If anyone feels inclined, please keep our family in your prayers. I could really use them.
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I'm not getting my messages even though I'm subbed...grr OK I'm off to read what I've missed.
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I'm not getting my messages even though I'm subbed...grr OK I'm off to read what I've missed.
You're in luck - it looks like we've slowed down a little.

So this Sunday when we taught Gospel Doctrine I had DS sitting on the podium. He was a lot quieter that way.

What was fun and made me proud was when I handed him a study giude with a picture of Jesus on it and he made the sign for Jesus. Itmade people in te class smile. He can recognize pictures of Jesus anywhere, and it makes me feel like I'm doing my job, since he can't understand scripture yet.
post #152 of 575
just a friendly public service announcement:

"babies who are not exclusively breastfed during the first six months have an increased risk of serious disease and illness during infancy and throughout their life"

I want to revisit information I've seen on the fact that babies have open guts (meaning that proteins pass directly from their digestive systems into their blood streams). This phenomenon makes it easy for babies to develop allergies to the proteins they are exposed to (among other immunological misfortunes).
post #153 of 575
Quick update-

I'm home from the hospital. I ended up having to stay overnight- the surgery was about 1 am, and I had lots of extreme pain medication. Physically, I'm feeling okay now. I'm not in any pain, but I'm feeling very weak, tired and dizzy.

Emotionally, I'm hanging in there. I'm not sure the full imapct has hit me yet, but right now I can only take things a little bit at a time.

Thanks for all your support.
post #154 of 575
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just a friendly public service announcement:

"babies who are not exclusively breastfed during the first six months have an increased risk of serious disease and illness during infancy and throughout their life"

I want to revisit information I've seen on the fact that babies have open guts (meaning that proteins pass directly from their digestive systems into their blood streams). This phenomenon makes it easy for babies to develop allergies to the proteins they are exposed to (among other immunological misfortunes).
Going on 16 months here! Not exclusively anymore, obviously...
post #155 of 575
Stacy, I'm glad the surgery went well with no complications. I hope you continue to heal both physically and emotionally.
post #156 of 575
Stacy, I am glad you are home now. Hopefully you can get lots of rest and be completely spoiled by those who love you.

Emma, I nursed ds1 for just shy of 3 years and he still has all kinds of problems. I shudder to think of what his life would be like if he'd been raised on formula.

Grrrr, my printer is supposed to be collating. Off to have a chat with my dear technology,.....
post #157 of 575
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Quick update-

I'm home from the hospital. I ended up having to stay overnight- the surgery was about 1 am, and I had lots of extreme pain medication. Physically, I'm feeling okay now. I'm not in any pain, but I'm feeling very weak, tired and dizzy.

Emotionally, I'm hanging in there. I'm not sure the full imapct has hit me yet, but right now I can only take things a little bit at a time.

Thanks for all your support.
to you Stacymom. We'll remember you in our : also.
post #158 of 575
Stacy. Rest well.
post #159 of 575
Stacymom, . You've been on my mind all day!

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just a friendly public service announcement:

"babies who are not exclusively breastfed during the first six months have an increased risk of serious disease and illness during infancy and throughout their life"
Not sure what that has to do with this thread...

My kids are both adopted. I make about 3-4 oz of breastmilk a day. My babies have to eat something. I just have to trust that Heavenly Father loves my kids as much as I do...more than I do. He's watching over them and over me in my imperfect attempts to give them the best I can. Part of coming to mortality is having to live in a fallen world, and this is part of that fallen world for me and my kids. But there is hope! I truly believe in an infinite Atonement that covers not only our spiritual lackings but our physical ones as well. It may not make everything right in this world, but someday it will all be made right, and what isn't immediately made right can become a learning experience in the here and now.

I had more to say, but my babe is crying...
post #160 of 575
Laurel-
You are an AMAZING mother - doing a phenomenal job of nourishing your little ones and taking care fo your family!
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