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post #21 of 1080
What a morning.: We got an offer, but it's so low, we're countering it but not very hopeful that it will go anywhere. Oh, well. Hope against reason, right? I need to run. Dh is totally on my nerves, and I am generally having a high-anxiety day. Think I'll make some lunch, eat and try to run a bit befor getting ds from school. Wish I felt better about the offer.: Factor in the cold, gray day and snow in tonight's forecast, and of course I'm feeling pessimistic. I think my shoes are a contributing factor at this point to my lack of desire to run. My legs are now sore after every run, due to broken-down shoe support, and I just think ahead to my tired, sore IT band and say, "Do I HAVE to?"
post #22 of 1080
I'm going to try to keep up w/ this thread. Did an elliptical yesterday.
Jo Congrats on the home offer Hope they want it enouth to raise it.
kerc - sorry about the vet $$ hope your dog feels better after everything!
post #23 of 1080
Going. In. Sane.

Will they ever call?
post #24 of 1080
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It looks like DH is taking DD to Portland that weekend to visit my MIL. Can E and I come hang out for any post-half marathon gathering??
Ooh, please come hang with us! What fun it would be to find you at the finish line! And feel free to think up any other science-y ideas. Dd is mulling over the earthquake ideas, but has her heart set on something to do with rocks or gems (although I can't imagine what.) She just took rose quartz out of the tumbler last night.

Ran 6 on Sunday, off yesterday as planned, but don't see getting to the 5 I'm supposed to do tonight. I got 2 hours sleep. Remember my son's friend with the pregnant girlfriend? She birthed her baby at 7:18 this morning - all 8 lbs 13 oz of her, kneeling on the floor, holding Alex (the dad's) hands while he lay on the bed to hold her up. I am constantly amazed at what a teenager's body can do! After whining through much of her pregnancy she was unbelievable in labor - never did get in the bed, but rocked, walked, bounced, soaked all night long. This morning, she finally stood leaning over her mom and started to grunt with contractions. Eventually, she flopped down on the cool floor, and then lay with her upper body in her mom's lap on the floor and pushed. Finally, she got up to kneel holding Alex's hands and pushed out this big girl. Less than 30 seconds later, she climbed into the bed, lifting her leg over the baby as she climbed, and took the baby out of my hands and held her naked baby against her naked self and everybody in the room had a good cry. Poor Alex gave a speech in his college class late yesterday afternoon while she was in early labor, and left an hour after the birth to take his midterms. Hopefully, caffeine and adrenaline will keep him going!

Gotta go back to work. I could use some caffeine and adrenaline myself!
post #25 of 1080
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I think she's going to pop a top tooth soon. Please, god, let yesterday's manic cranky baby just be the result of teething! By the time we went to bed, I was just feeling like she was being a punk for punk's sake and I was sooooo tired of it. DH not so happy with me on that one. Oh well. He is not her human pacifier.
Totally sounds like the teething fusspot in our house. Nora has now moved on to her cuspids and I am being used as a human pacifier. Dh is really great about wearing her a lot, but he also has an expectation that he can just hand her to me at any moment to nurse her. That always seems to me like some kind of weird 3rd party triangulation.

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Originally Posted by 1jooj View Post
We got an offer, but it's so low, we're countering it but not very hopeful that it will go anywhere. Oh, well.
Hopefully they are willing to negotiate! I can commiserate about needing new shoes, I also need new shoes, but it just isn't in the budget right now.

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I've had to go back a few weeks in my "training." I was on week four of my program and had to go back to week two. For a couple reasons, a) the behemoth of a double stroller is so much harder to push and requires a lot of extra energy and b) I didn't get much done last week running-wise. But it's all good. I did 20 minutes this morning and it felt good.
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In nice weather I run with the double jogger, and honestly, sometimes it feels like twice the workout of running without it. But it also makes me really appreciate the long runs when I get to run without it.


RR: Nothing. Still resting from all the hills Maybe I'll get some nice walks in this weekend. Nora and I are flying to Indiana for a friend's wedding, and meeting my mom out there. I'm excited!

Abby
post #26 of 1080
Wow-all of these house offers-congrats, ladies! Jooj-hope they accept the counter offer!

My dad is back in the hospital He had to go in last night-they called him in after getting the latest blood tests back-his blood count is low and they are trying to figure out why.

No running until these allergies clear up. I suppose I could go to the Y and go on the dreadmill-but I think I would be hacking away-probably not a good idea Although me and the netipot have been like this lately :

What a great birthstory, DrJen

eksmom-ugh-read your blog We had a change in the head of our company about a year before I left-totally changed morale-no one can stand him. Kind of sad. And welcome to the women who have cried at work-sadly-I think it is a large group of us. There was actually an article in the Post about that this past weekend in the job section.
post #27 of 1080
DrJen -- wow. That girl is on my awesome list. Thanks for the story!

I have sooooo cried at work. Lots. I worked for a big, bad, bully the first year we were in Okinawa. Let's just say... deploying to Baghdad was an improvement. My mom wrote her dissertation on Covert Aggression in the Workplace and its impact on the health of the organization. My story is all over the place in her research. So, it had some benefit. helped show me that I didn't like my job enough to deal with crap like that and i started preparing for PT school. Everything happens for a reason, yet I don't think that it justifies allowing a-holes to be managers. I'll have to read your blog, Eksmom.

I totally forgot to give mad, mad props to Wendy (Geofizz) for being such a thoughtful secret sprinter. Her last gift was a custom child's t-shirt that says "When I Grow Up I Want to be a Physical Therapist Like Mommy." Hellzyeah! That'll earn me some points in school next year ;-)

RR: Just came in from 2.7 lovely, sunny, energetic miles. I went out with no real purpose other than to GO. Dan's at school, so I put Nevie's unhappy self in the jogger. When she'd complain, I'd just say "sorry, kid. Mama's gotta do this. Some day you'll thank me." I got some nice little hills in my route today. I didn't go any faster than normal (about 10 min/mile) but I went and it felt amazing. My lesson for today is: I HAVE to run before lunch! Nevie fell asleep in the stroller, so I left her in there for a moment and did pushups and some ab work/stretching/yoga in the backyard.

The contractors are back! We get cabinets today!
post #28 of 1080
I'm supposed to run tonight and I'm just not feelin' it. Must.make.myself.do.it.

Pumpkinseed, so sorry about your dad. I hope they figure it out soon and it's something easily taken care of.

Megs-Good for you for claiming your sanity run.

Doctorjen-Awesome for that new, young family. I hope he was able to do well on his midterms.
post #29 of 1080
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Ooh, please come hang with us! What fun it would be to find you at the finish line! And feel free to think up any other science-y ideas. Dd is mulling over the earthquake ideas, but has her heart set on something to do with rocks or gems (although I can't imagine what.) She just took rose quartz out of the tumbler last night.
Lemme think about the tumbler. What else might be available? Microscopes with polarizers? Where at ANL does your DH work? Not APS, is it? Hmmm, she's under 18, so that'll be tough wrt radiation restrictions.
post #30 of 1080
just got a call from my little sister that she broke her ankle while longboarding to class... I don't know what she is going to do for the next few weeks - she is one of the most active people I know and one of her jobs is training horses....

anybody have any advice on any food or supplements that aid in healing? Megs - any PT advice? She is currently trying to figure out how to do cardio in crutches
post #31 of 1080
copied from the old thread where I posted accidentally:

I'm so bummed out. As it turns out, there was a miscommunication and they have not made a decision yet about which of us gets the job. Apparently, as the HR lady tells me, they are having a hard time deciding because they like both candidates so much. I won't know until Thurs or Friday. I'm really down.
I'll go read what you all had to say today now. While I'm having a drink.
post #32 of 1080
Subbing......

Must go back and catch up on the other thread. Just got too busy last month with work, putting our old house on the market, and starting to househunt here in Taos. Send me good real estate vibes, ladies! (And Jo, crossing my fingers that you get a good counter-offer.)

We leave on vacation to Mexico in 1 1/2 weeks! Whoohoo! We're taking the kids (of course!) and going to Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun. I need this break soooooooooooo bad - we haven't had a real vacation in, well, since ds was a year old. I got the kids cheap snorkel gear at Target to play with, and they've been "practicing" in the tub!

Thanks Abby/MissBliss for the AWESOME SS package I got this week. I love the water bottle - have been meaning to get rid of my Nalgene collection, and me and the kiddos love the magnetic poetry Spanish Kit. I especially like the chicken poop lip balm!

Getting most of my runs in. Have been trying to make it to the gym to lift more (part of the pre-vacation butt reduction program). EKsmom, sign me up for Run for the Zoo 10K on May 7.
post #33 of 1080
Reb, that stinks. Waiting for job news is one of the hardest things there is. And it often seems that they are not too sensitive to the candidate's feelings. : Hang in there and I will keep my fingers crossed for good news!
post #34 of 1080
I just signed a counter to a counter to our counter-offer. I sure hope she takes this, because this is the lowest we're going, and making no more concessions. She counters, she's getting this same offer back.: We do have more inquiries coming in now, too, so I won't completely lose it if she backs off. But frankly, she's getting a deal if she takes our offer. Very comparable houses are listed at 10-15K more right now. Most likely they are still occupied by the owners, though.

On the bright side, a very nice work opportunity is opening up this week. Not a new job, not necessarily more hours or anything, but a chance to do well and do some good for a client.

Chickens have not yet arrived.

It's pea-soup fog and cold out there.
post #35 of 1080
Oh, Reb, that really sucks you know what. May the week go quickly for you and deliver the news you want to hear.

Jo, may you sell your house pronto!
post #36 of 1080
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just got a call from my little sister that she broke her ankle while longboarding to class... I don't know what she is going to do for the next few weeks - she is one of the most active people I know and one of her jobs is training horses....

anybody have any advice on any food or supplements that aid in healing? Megs - any PT advice? She is currently trying to figure out how to do cardio in crutches
I'm so flattered how y'all give me more credit than I'm due as of yet with this whole PT thing :-) Anyway... I don't really know the exact answer here. Ankles and feet can be tricky to heal, so I would highly encourage her to lay low for a while. Whatever her own Doctor/PT recommend. I seem to remember something about avoiding any circular motions with the joint, but just trying to get movement back in the sagittal and lateral planes first (toes go back & forth, toes go side to side). But not that even until given the go-ahead. But I don't know where I'm getting that from, so take me with a big grain of sea salt.

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Originally Posted by cRebRun View Post
copied from the old thread where I posted accidentally:

I'm so bummed out. As it turns out, there was a miscommunication and they have not made a decision yet about which of us gets the job. Apparently, as the HR lady tells me, they are having a hard time deciding because they like both candidates so much. I won't know until Thurs or Friday. I'm really down.
I'll go read what you all had to say today now. While I'm having a drink.
Oh, damn. That just effing sucks. Sucks big dog. BIG dog. Wow. I so wish I was there to make you pitchers of margaritas.

Mmmm... margaritas sound good. But I want to go kick these people in the shins for you, Reb.

Just stopped by the Montessori school near our house. It's on the grounds of an old (like, reallllly old) military compound. Brick buildings everywhere! It's now called the Mukigowa Fort Wright Institute and it's where I took Suzuki violin lessons when I was little. anyway. blah blah blah. Fell in LOVE with the school, they have an opening in July, and they're not as expensive as I was afraid they'd be. Phew! TOTALLY taking that spot.
post #37 of 1080
Thread Starter 
Pumpkinseed - Sorry to hear about your dad, hope it's not a big problem.

Jooj - I hope she either takes your good deal or doesn't and that someone else comes along with a better offer! Could happen, right?

Reb - Keep your up girl. It'll happen. Remember those dingo vibes still streaming towards you?

Dr.Jen - Hope you're sleeping!

Calico - What kind of longboarding? Skateboard? (No surfboard!) I hope she heals fast, no words of wisdom to offer though I'm afraid.

RM - No WAY!

So, no wogging for me today. We went out to the country and I ended up napping for almost three hours. It was much needed though, this Daylight Savings stuff sucks. I still fall asleep at the old time but wake up at the new time. After napping I was all charged up to clean up mouse poo. I was finally driven to make a trap which I hope will catch some and be a cautionary tale for the rest, a 5 gal bucket with a couple inches of water inside, foil on top, slit down the center and decorated with tasty morsels. Think it'll work? I hate the thought of killing these guys but I don't want to throw poison all over the place. And this seems like it would be less messy than the snap-their-necks traps. Yuck. I just wish we had a few nights to spend out there and I'm sure our dog would take care of the problem.
post #38 of 1080
Just made ND's clam sauce for dinner. DELISH!

I planned on running, but I think I pulled a couple of muscles in my side. They hurt pretty badly, even on ibuprofen. So one more day off it is.
post #39 of 1080
Reb - I'm sorry. I hope they make the right decision and pick you!

BBM - That's tough hearing your baby cry. Some kiddos just take a little longer to adjust. And don't be surprised if he does some reverse cycling and gets the bulk of his milk at night and when you are home. I just wanted to send some

I've got a 25 minute run coming up on Thursday. Today and tomorrow are rest days. I'm going to try to get some walking outside with the kids though. That's assuming it doesn't snow. :
post #40 of 1080
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Calico - What kind of longboarding? Skateboard? (No surfboard!) I hope she heals fast, no words of wisdom to offer though I'm afraid.
It is a skateboard - one of the long skinnier ones- and it is a rather odd sight - she is very "blond" and preppy/cheerleaderish, and then here she comes skateboarding down the street although we do joke sometimes about how if global warming does cause as much sea level raise, then UF will be beachfront property and then she could totally surf to class

btw, that is an ingenious sounding mouse trap...!

Thanks Meg - I'll pass that info on, especially the part about waiting !

RM - sickness be banished from your house!

Reb -

BBM - I know exactly what you meant earlier when you were talking about calling home and hearing your DS cry. When DH was keeping DD for me to finish lab work, he'd call all frustrated in the middle of the day and I could hear her crying in the background but I would be in the middle of something and couldn't leave,, so frustrating mama

Sending Jo and all you house selling mamas quick, good offer vibes!

2 miles today w/ DD, that is all RR here...
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