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post #21 of 1537
eksmom - under most circumstances, last years skeeter spray should work fine. shake well and spray away.

just got back from a forty-five minute walk in the sunshine with a couple of other girls from the office. i'm not sure if my tendon is hurting, or if i'm just hyper sensitive to it. just trying not to overdo things now.
post #22 of 1537
I ran another 4.5 miles this morning(that seems to be my daily run on the weekdays) it was slow-I felt a lot of jiggle this morning AF also showed up this morning, so who knows!

drjen-i was one of those w. a horrible gpa my 2nd semester freshman yr-so much in fact that it totally screwed me for going to PT school-I decided I wanted to do that my senior year-then a lot of those classes clashed with the "track" I was already on and I decided to stay with it and not do the PT prereqs. I am sorry I didn't-because I then got into a M.S. program after working for a few years in the same field I was working and got a 4.0. The only reason I got into the program was because I had a somewhat impressive CV-not the grades. For your dd-I hated 7th grade with a passion-it was the most awkward, humiliating time in my life. I found out who my true friends were that year. It was the year I had scoliosis surgery and had to wear a body cast for six months-as if being an underweight kid with glasses and braces wasn't enough: Oh well-life got better-much better I found that at that age I liked whatever subjects that I connected with the teachers-if they were good teachers, I loved the class. I love science, but hated it at that age just because of the teachers. I think it is so important to have good teachers at all ages-but I really think that middle school is one of the most impressionable ages of all. I don't think my ramblings offerred any concrete advice-just that I could relate to both of your kids

Callie-way to go-here is some more dancing produce: :
post #23 of 1537
eksmom-please add this for me! Thanks.
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Callie - that's exactly what happened to me...I wanted to go to grad school and finally realized I wasn't going anywhere without getting the grades up. I was a bright kid, but no one knew it. I only ever made enough effort to get by - my parents were shocked when I went on to grad school. I guess DrJen what I'm trying to say in telling my own story is that I had to find my own way. For some I believe it takes longer than others, but it's his life to figure out for better or worse And in thinking about your daughter...I wonder if you could talk to her about allowing the teacher too much power in her life. That is, if in fact her lack of effort is about the teacher. And that doing well despite the teacher is a show of strength of character and all of that. Either way, keep talking to her about it...the talks can't hurt and perhaps she'll be able to see why it's so important.

Balancin I'm in and out of the loop these days - what's up?

Geo - are you still wanting to swing around here on sunday?
post #25 of 1537
OK, I'm going to post Plady-style with the multi-quotes!

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eksmom, glad you're getting to see your aunt. I'm assuming there's no sneaking off time again this trip? : not to make it all about me or anything.
No, unfortunately I don't think there will be any time. I'm starting to think that we need to make time for a longer trip to GA, perhaps just me and DH and EK! I was thinking about you on my run this morning; actually thinking about 2BBs' comment about the hills in the ATL 1/2, and how I honestly did not notice hills, only that occasionally my breathing tried to interfere with my conversation. :

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Subbing. Waiting until I'm off my pity pot to post, and rebelling against running right now in response to pulling out of the half. Sigh. AF is on her way and I bet I'm in a better frame of mind when she's gone.
Chelsea, don't wait (especially not for the length of AF!). Pity pot posters are allowed here too! What better place to work it all out than here with us?

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: They finally posted our chip times from the race on Saturday and my official time was 27:15 which was faster than I'd thought, and I was 26/129 women and 77/239 overall...
: I just had to see some dancing fruit...
Throwing some more your way: : :

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I rode a fun 15 miles this morning with 3 friends on the hilly country backroads in the next town over. We saw 2 brand new foals at one of the farms we passed . I've been borrowing a road bike from a friend and she offered to sell it to me! So soon I'll be the proud owner of a Giant OCR1 women's frame bike, complete with aero bars (which I'm scared to use !) I love cycling, so I'm very excited to finally have a road bike to call my own. My next race is actually a bike race in June . Once the bike is mine officially, I need to get some cycling shoes.
Sounds like an awesome ride and a sweet bike! I have not yet entered a bike race but it's on my list (yeah, right there with tri and marathon, neither of which I seem to be making any progress on - but still on my list nonetheless).

OK, more multi-quoting in a minute; does anyone know if it holds on multiple pages, or once you go to a new page do you lose the ones from the first page?
post #26 of 1537
how do you do this multi quote thing? I could so do a better job at personals if I could do that.
post #27 of 1537
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eksmom - under most circumstances, last years skeeter spray should work fine. shake well and spray away.
Good to know, thanks! I think I got that notion from another natural products maker who once told me that the shelf life of her lotion was not that long. Still, I will be ordering more from you before long, we need lots of that stuff (and I want some of the soap for myself this time!).

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drjen-i was one of those w. a horrible gpa my 2nd semester freshman yr
Pumpkinseed, were we separated at birth? 2nd semester freshman yr was my worst - I ended up getting academic warning. Woo-boy that made for a rough summer at home. I don't remember my exact GPA but I think the highest grade I got was a C, my grades were like C, C-, D+, D, or something. I actually took the fall of my sophomore year off. It was getting close to time to go back and I finally realized I wasn't ready. So I worked at Chick-fil-A and took Calculus at the community college. By spring I was ready. My overall GPA at graduation was something like a 3.12 but I had a 3.9 something in my major, which I tried to emphasize on my grad school applications, and they seemed to be OK with it.

I think it's hard on a lot of 18-19 yr olds to go straight to college. There were some things that I didn't gain a more mature perspective on until I was about, er, 25?

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how do you do this multi quote thing?
See at the bottom of each post the button next to the quote button? It has quotation marks and a plus sign. Go through and click that button on all the posts you want to quote (at least on one page) and then hit quote on the last one as well, and it will give you all of them to work with in your posting box.
post #28 of 1537
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Geo - are you still wanting to swing around here on sunday?
Totally!

I wanna be home in time to run with Janessa, but since E is coming with me on that run, it can move a bit later than normal.
post #29 of 1537
Subbing! :
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I saw all the times from my race on Saturday and I came in 3rd out of a total of 31 women running the 10K. My pace was 8.52 which for me, is great! The 2nd place finisher was about a minute ahead of me. The first place finisher was a full 10 minutes ahead though !
most excellent!!

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so in the great backpack dilemma, it seems that I totally HATE the framed ones. good to know, right? we tried on two at REI and it just felt bizarre, although I think ds liked them better. Oh well. I am fine with the stroller, it is just so bulky in some situations. Or I guess I could get crafty and make some sort of big kid hybrid MT.....hmmm....it's not the AP aspect, just that I love MT's and my kid won't be in one.

take care mamas, must go maintain sleepy dd. If anybody has any ideas on how to get a 4.5 year old to go back to sleep in the morning, please lmk. : she wakes up when ds gets up to nurse, about 5:45, and then drags all day bc she's so tired. we've tried laying with her, letting her in our bed, nothing has worked.
I don't think framed backpacks aren't ap...in fact I think they are very ap and continue to allow a child to be close. I do think they are easier once the said child is older. Beth I don't really care for framed backpacks either - they are uncomfortable. Not to mention once my dd was ready for it she was getting really heavy for me anyway. Sleeping with 4.5 year old. I play dead in bed. Sleep breathing and pray

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I think it's hard on a lot of 18-19 yr olds to go straight to college. There were some things that I didn't gain a more mature perspective on until I was about, er, 25?



See at the bottom of each post the button next to the quote button? It has quotation marks and a plus sign. Go through and click that button on all the posts you want to quote (at least on one page) and then hit quote on the last one as well, and it will give you all of them to work with in your posting box.
I agree about the maturity level. And thank you so much...this was my test drive. I love it!!

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Totally!

I wanna be home in time to run with Janessa, but since E is coming with me on that run, it can move a bit later than normal.
So when were you thinking? We usually go to church in the morning, getting home around noon. We could walk over to the park if the weather is as pretty as they say it's going to be.
post #31 of 1537
PL: 3 hits, 2 misses. Not so bad for the first day, eh? The first miss was because I said "Lets go upstairs and you can go potty." and just saying it made her start peeing. The second miss was during my terrible long wait at the doctor's office. I had her sit on the potty for a long time before going into his office, but she couldn't go. A while into the wait (maybe 30 min?) she took a drink from my water bottle and just started peeing. Luckily we were on tile flooring and I came prepared. I had everything cleaned up, her included, without anyone even knowing it had happened. But she stayed dry all night and our first hit was first thing this morning. She also peed before her nap, so no need to switch to diapers for nap time. And the other hit was all on her own. We got home and I was putting stuff away, when I saw her go trucking into the bathroom holding her bum and saying "oh no, oh no, oh no". She made it in time and did it all on her own.

I'll be picking up my antibiotics this afternoon. Sinusitis that he thinks is being aggrivated by allergies. I feel awful. Not to mention I'm stressed and upset about a lot of stuff, which only adds to the pot. Moonshine, count me in on the pitty pot. All I want to do is curl up on the couch and about poor, poor me. : Please share what you get from the library and what you end up knitting. It is all I seem to find joy in these days.

Dr. Jen - I think what is happening with DS is all too common. I know a lot of adults who went through it - almost flunked out of college, took a year off, then went back to be straight A students. Maybe he just isn't ready... Maybe he needs some time off to play a bit between high school and college. I don't think it is anything you are doing wrong, aren't doing, etc. I think he just needs to find his way. I totally feel for your DD, and can relate to what she is going through. Having an acceptable teacher makes all of the difference. I think you are doing a great job at helping her go through this tough time. Try not to be so hard on yourself. We all think you are an amazing mother.
post #32 of 1537
Thread Starter 
two things I've learned today:

1) many, many of us stumbled in college and went on to be successful in life

2) women's cycles can get in sync through virtual contact cus there are an awful lot of us (me included) who have this week
post #33 of 1537
Hi ladies-NAK
No running for me today. I've got two kiddos with gunky noses and one with a high fever and the pukes. Oh, what I wouldn't do for a hour escape run right now.
Jojo started to crawl over the weekend and it is causing huge sleep problems. As soon as she wakes up she just starts crawling all over the place and crying b/c nobody is playing with her. She did this four times last night. That coupled with M's puking gave me a grand total of about 3 hours sleep. I'm so tired! Where is the freakin' fairy godmother when you need her???

I'll be back for personals later.

Aurora-you'll love it here!
post #34 of 1537
All this talk of PL, and I have a confession to make... a week ago I got DD a little potty (she is only 17 mo ) About a month ago I had been putting her in the empty bathtub at nite before bed and saying psss psss, pee pee pee to see if she would go a little bit before bed to stay dryer at nite - and usually she would pee a little. Then she started knocking on the bathroom door saying pepepepep, or bringing me a dipe and patting her belly if she was about to poop, or laying a dipe on the floor and laying on top of it if she wanted a change...

So I got the little potty and mostly she just looks at it, plays with it, etc... and in the AM and before bed (or anytime she knocks on teh bathroom door and says pepepepepe) we sit her on it. She's peed in it about 3x and plenty more times on the floor. I'm pretty neutral about it - "oh, look you went pee pee" "that is what it feels like to go pee pee" etc... when I flush the big toilet she looks inside and waves bye bye as the water goes down

I think her awareness is there of needing to go or having gone; but not the ability to control it..... Sooooo, is this crazy? Do yall think it is okay to just let her become familiarized w/ the process w/ no pressure? Any harm? I don't have any expectations really, just wanted to make it available
post #35 of 1537
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All this talk of PL, and I have a confession to make... a week ago I got DD a little potty (she is only 17 mo ) About a month ago I had been putting her in the empty bathtub at nite before bed and saying psss psss, pee pee pee to see if she would go a little bit before bed to stay dryer at nite - and usually she would pee a little. Then she started knocking on the bathroom door saying pepepepep, or bringing me a dipe and patting her belly if she was about to poop, or laying a dipe on the floor and laying on top of it if she wanted a change...

So I got the little potty and mostly she just looks at it, plays with it, etc... and in the AM and before bed (or anytime she knocks on teh bathroom door and says pepepepepe) we sit her on it. She's peed in it about 3x and plenty more times on the floor. I'm pretty neutral about it - "oh, look you went pee pee" "that is what it feels like to go pee pee" etc... when I flush the big toilet she looks inside and waves bye bye as the water goes down

I think her awareness is there of needing to go or having gone; but not the ability to control it..... Sooooo, is this crazy? Do yall think it is okay to just let her become familiarized w/ the process w/ no pressure? Any harm? I don't have any expectations really, just wanted to make it available
Run with it! My DD did the same thing around that age and I was like, "Oh she's too young to PL." Now, at 3, she's digging her heels in HARD against using the potty . I wish I'd taken the opportunity back when she was less, well, difficult!
post #36 of 1537
add me to this list of early college slackers. freshman fall gpa was 4.33 , spring was 4.0, don't remember what soph fall was, but soph spring was somewhere in the 2s

happy may, everyone!

welcome aurora!

off to cook and paint. more later.
post #37 of 1537
I agree Callie - no pressure, lots of opportunities!
post #38 of 1537
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2) women's cycles can get in sync through virtual contact cus there are an awful lot of us (me included) who have this week
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I'm booting her out today though.
post #39 of 1537
we're working on leah (18 months too). I've heard it said there's a window where they are receptive around 18 months and then again later. Leah seems much more aware than erin ever was. Erin STILL wakes wet every day, unless we keep her up till all hours.



I just got a wonderful review from the Dean. Yay!
Now I'm going to look at and hopefully purchase a used bathroom cabinet. We have a pedestal sink and a very narrow medicine cabinet and an 18 month old obsessed with toothbrushes (hers, ours, yours, you name it).
post #40 of 1537
kerc - same with dd... sigh
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