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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
I don't have any rl friends. :

So I passed out within moments of posting that message last night. I was awakened a few hours later (at exactly the WRONG part of my sleep cycle by violent coughing. It was BooBah, coughing and unable to stop... and throwing up on herself. Two-thirty in the morning, and I've got a coughing, puking kid on me. Bella was looking much pinker when we turned the light on, but BooBah was miserable. We finally got her into the bathtub, and after she puked a few more times, the steam slowed her coughing down and she finally stopped. I tried to get her to drink some mint tea, but she was kind of meh on it-- took two sips before she fell asleep again. She did sit and inhale the minty steam, though, and that was nice. And this morning, though coughing, she's energetic and relatively decent. Bella's extra whiny with a side of shrieks. Decidedly ill, but it could be worse.

Last night while I was braiding BooBah's hair to keep it out of her face in case she puked again, I found out why she's so creeped out by seeing Seamonkey move. She started asking questions and I realized that she was concerned that she would wake up one day and find that there was a baby in *her* uterus!! Poor kid! She was really upset and confused by all of it, and I guess while I was combing her hair, she could feel him wiggling around in there and she wanted to know how it had happened. I told her that little girls can't get babies in their uteruses, and furthermore it wasn't something that would just happen by magic, you had to do things first to cause a baby to grow in your uterus. She felt a lot better about it then, and I think she's less weirded out by seeing him wiggle around in there. The things that little kids think of! It's no wonder that they get so upset so much of the time.

I don't have any RL friends either, to tell you the truth. I am so busy with work, then when I am home, I don't want to do anything because I am so tired.

I am sorry to hear she is still sick
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I didn't have RL friends until recently. I have been getting back in touch with old friends and working to keep in touch with people. It's kinda hard work...: Most of my friends really understand the "poor" thing. Only one friend of mine really doesn't get it, but she doesn't seem to get anything about me. We are definitely drifting apart.

I'm so sorry about your sick kids, eilonwy!
post #1283 of 1296
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Originally Posted by mrskennedy View Post
BTW we now have no savings. I refuse to seek alapathic treatment for my "stuff," which means I have no unnecessary pills, etc, but also that I have to pay for it all out of pocket. I can't even get everything I need, so I just go with the most important things. It's almost as bad as the "heat vs. food" issue. But at least we have FS, so can still have food even with no cash. I'll prob. have a late fee for tuition in Dec, though which means $25-50 I'll have to pay in Jan but still won't have. Oh well. Like I said, we'll be ok somehow. I don't know how, but I have to think we will. Otherwise I'll... YEAH... :
I sympathize with you.
I have been unable to buy my medications (Zoloft and Singulair), for at least 2-3 months now.
I really need them, but managed to wean myself off the Zoloft by taking a half dose for a month or so.
I miss the singulair, though, as do my lungs.
post #1284 of 1296
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
I sympathize with you.
I have been unable to buy my medications (Zoloft and Singulair), for at least 2-3 months now.
I really need them, but managed to wean myself off the Zoloft by taking a half dose for a month or so.
I miss the singulair, though, as do my lungs.
I'm in the same boat, I take Zyrtec and Singulair, right now I buy 5 Zyrtec at a time for $18.99. I called the sliding scale clinic in my area but it looks like its gonna take a few weeks before I can get in there. They have to mail me the financial paperwork then need my medical records before they will make an appointment.

Shay
post #1285 of 1296
shay and purity lake.....have you all tried www.pparx.com ? they would probably be able to help with scrips....someone just got insulin at an affordable price from this thread

well, i had fun this morning...out shopping with dd1. her bday is next week and i bought her some maternity clothes at the resale shop. she picked out a hot little black dress (thats my girl) to wear to the work christmas party. She is so happy that she actually feels pretty. i personally think she's gorgeous.:

this is the last day of this november thread. amazing how much support has been given and received in one short month. I start my day with a cup of coffee and a few minutes reading here. (then I compulsively check in about 5 more times) BUT, my computer will be happier to not open such a huge thread for a few days:

see you all in a bit
post #1286 of 1296
I don't have rl friends either. I try, but it never seems to work for me.

So I was wrong... I have 2 more weeks before I get any time off :

And I was reminded this morning that DD1 has a science project coming due that I still have to get her the supplies for. Poster board, glue stick, sapphire colored gems (plastic or glass), etc. ~sighs~ Seriously, do the schools think we're all made of money? If I talk to the teacher I could probably get the requirements lowered for DD, but then she'd be ridiculed by kids at school. They already tease her because she doesn't dress as nice as they do

Oh well... life is life is life. Time to head back in to work.
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amydidit....we have some real nice 10-12 girl clothes. well, old navy and stuff, but cute and in good shape and in style. dd2 grew IMMEDIATELY out of that size the minute we bought them

i don't know if that would help your dd any. we also have some sweet shoes. i'm a shoes-hound, and dd wears sneakers, so her shoes rarely get worn:

can I say........I'M FREEZIN!!!! gawd, its cold in maine

two bad i only have two dogs to warm my feet, and the two are little

well, I ate chips for dinner...what a slob, but being in my kitchen is agony. No heat in there at all. and i have nothing to bake

i'm losing my optimism, sorry to say. its really hard to be this poor and this cold.

on the upside....i did get to pay my bills. that really feels good
post #1288 of 1296
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Originally Posted by ediesmom View Post
can I say........I'M FREEZIN!!!! gawd, its cold in maine

two bad i only have two dogs to warm my feet, and the two are little

well, I ate chips for dinner...what a slob, but being in my kitchen is agony. No heat in there at all. and i have nothing to bake

i'm losing my optimism, sorry to say. its really hard to be this poor and this cold.

on the upside....i did get to pay my bills. that really feels good
Yes, it is really cold all of a sudden, especially since a few days ago it seemed nice.

I hear ya about paying bills, dh got a small client check today but waiting for the larger one that will allow me to pay first bills of the month, late on the oil payment and since I have a budget plan I really don't like being late. Since my credit is toast the only reason we are on an "affordable" plan is because one of my former students is the manager at a oil company so she didn't do the usual credit check that comes with getting a plan. Otherwise I'd be on my usual cash plan and totally screwed this winter.

Shay
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Originally Posted by shayinme View Post
Yes, it is really cold all of a sudden, especially since a few days ago it seemed nice.

I hear ya about paying bills, dh got a small client check today but waiting for the larger one that will allow me to pay first bills of the month, late on the oil payment and since I have a budget plan I really don't like being late. Since my credit is toast the only reason we are on an "affordable" plan is because one of my former students is the manager at a oil company so she didn't do the usual credit check that comes with getting a plan. Otherwise I'd be on my usual cash plan and totally screwed this winter.

Shay
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Originally Posted by ediesmom View Post
amydidit....we have some real nice 10-12 girl clothes. well, old navy and stuff, but cute and in good shape and in style. dd2 grew IMMEDIATELY out of that size the minute we bought them

i don't know if that would help your dd any. we also have some sweet shoes. i'm a shoes-hound, and dd wears sneakers, so her shoes rarely get worn:

can I say........I'M FREEZIN!!!! gawd, its cold in maine

two bad i only have two dogs to warm my feet, and the two are little

well, I ate chips for dinner...what a slob, but being in my kitchen is agony. No heat in there at all. and i have nothing to bake

i'm losing my optimism, sorry to say. its really hard to be this poor and this cold.

on the upside....i did get to pay my bills. that really feels good
It's freezing here in PA too We've got our heater set at 70 but it doesn't even feel like its on. Plus our bedroom has 6 mid floor to ceiling windows (we've got really high ceilings) and its freezing in there too.

I am tempted to just spend some money on curtains to help with the cold air coming in. We may have a little bit extra coming in as my SIL and her husband just bought a $2500 Flat panel tv and they want my dh to build a custom stand for it.

Christmas shopping has officially started and I got my husband a great deal on a Caphalon pan for $19.99. I get this catalog of clothing called anthropologie and I love their stuff and if I had tons of money would proably buy everything out of their catalog.
post #1290 of 1296
Ediesmom, thanks for the offer but DD is already out of that size. She's really tall for her age and is already wearing 14/16 in kids, and 7 in juniors. Women's size 8 for shoes! Thanks so much for thinking of her though {hugs}

Yeah, it's been really cold lately. We try hard to keep the heat turned down, but DD's room gets so cold, and the bathrooms. Brrr. We're trying not to draw attention to ourselves since our gas company already thinks we're disconnected (even though we've told them we aren't) so we don't want them to come and actually DO it now. We owe them about $400 so I know we won't have heat forever without paying... but we're trying ~sighs~
post #1291 of 1296
i have this space age looking insulation on the windows in both the bedroom trying to keep them warm! curtains just don't do the trick here. Its hard core.

edie was on the couch this morning and said....can we move the couch, um, there....away from the window? Its freezing! and there's heavy duty plastic on the window......space age the livingroom? um, maybe

our ceilings are 10 feet tall and the small amount of heat i am willing to pay for is keeping the girls upstairs nice and toasty. I have a ceiling fan, but it only seems to make a cool air breeze to chill us nicely

so, its friday night, and here I am....on mdc

there's this really hot guy that lives in the hood who always says he wants to get together and talk hood politics.....but never actually sets anything up. I'm thinking of giving him the local hood paper (i'm community development person) and circling my name and number on the inside cover and sticking it to his windsheild but his dog is scared of small dogs we'd have to get doggie therapy to spend any time together)(not that i'm really ready to date......but attention is nice)

so, you're my hot friday night date, mamas

well, the love of my life (Prince) is on tv in a few minutes: i'll pretend HE'S my hot date

gonna go watch this......nothing yummier

is anyone watching this? the greatest grammy moments? aretha singing an aria.....OMG! whoa

i'll be back
post #1292 of 1296
ah - I'm so freaking tired and sore. We had a yard sale today, and made $387. Tomorrow we'll be having day 2 of the yard sale - I'm hoping we do as good as we did today. It's still out of the hosue at least - I want my house back, and the money is going straight towards debt.

Monday I gotta go to my school and straighten out my financial aid - I applied for stuff and never got answers back, so who knows what is going to happen. Then I gotta go pay the taxes on our house - $2100:

Hugs to everyone - I'm just too tired to read & reply to you all.
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*edited cause I didn't realize a new thread was up... oops. sorry!
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Thankfuls for the last day of the month...
Got rid of the head and stomach ache I had ALLLLLL DAAAAAY!
BIL's bladder infection is getting better
Dec rent is paid
My sweet precious DS
Dollar General!
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I'm sorry I've not been around much, I've been keeping up as much as possible but today came back and found there were twenty more pages since my last visit.... :



~~ and now just realized there's a new thread.

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