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post #141 of 913
calmom and chi_mama Welcome!

DrJen -

RM - glad you got some answers

BBM - : hope you feel better soon!

MB - : for the job!

eks - only one other thought - what about making a paste w/ a powder probiotic? or including it? are you doing any nakey butt time in the sunshine? that might help too...

B1 - just wanted to let you know I'd been thinking about you and dedicated my ride last nite to you!

for me today! DD threw a tantrum at bedtime last nite, and finally fell asleep at midnite!! And then woke up at 6:30 AM all happy and cheerful while DH and I are seriously dragging :
post #142 of 913
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So is it my fault that baxter startled him?
Gaye, I just explained our situation to dh (who is technically still a lawyer) and he said the bottom line is that yes, you're liable for any trouble that Baxter gets into, even if he didn't really *do* anything. He says that dog ownership is a special kind of liability but echoed the homeowner's insurance thing. And I recall too that when we were getting insurance for this place our type of dog went into the mix on what we'd be paying. I hope the guy keeps it real though.

RM - Wow mama, you've got a great attitude! energy coming at you anyway.

BBM - Hope its a 24 hr variety.

DrJen - Ug mama, you have such a full plate. I don't know how you'll find the balance but I'm sure you'll get it back. and : and coming at you.

Dh and I are working away so slowly. And I should be out there swinging a hammer so, off I go...
post #143 of 913
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mamabeth: I'm so glad the interview went ok. And 15 miles seems like a very long drive to me, but its basically what I will drive this fall for my job. So thanks for reminding me it could be worse.
For my jobs, I have driven 30 miles (in TERRIBLE traffic), 45 miles, and now 107 miles. Those are one way. So 15 miles is a DREAM for me. plus I have to admit I'm kind of excited that I would drive by two Trader Joe's on the way....

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Not the best news, but certainly not the worst. I am very glad that this was found out so that it can be taken care of as much as possible. I dont' know if this means I need to be on medicine forever now or temporary. If long term, I'll need kidney, liver and eye tests regularly.

It's all good! God is good all the time!!!

Lisa
You have such a great faith, Lisa! As you said, at least you have an answer and can proceed from here. I'm sorry, though, that that's what they found out.

calmom, I am SO much slower on trails, although I love them. I bet on flat ground you would be smokin'.

ETA: that is great HBM about J! maybe it was just a temporary thing.
post #144 of 913
welcome calmom and chi mom! no need to hang that head, calmom - you RUN, for goodness sakes. : are you guys having troubles related to the fires? i was so disappointed for the runners that the western states was cancelled this year.

eks - sorry about the rash - unfortunately, i have no advice - o.'s mostly flared up after he began eating food himself. at that time, we did just tons and tons of naked time, powder and geez, i don't even remember what diaper cream! we had to restrict his diet severely before it cleared up.

runningmommy - so glad you have answers! that can be such a relief. the kids got your kiddo's postcards last week and were just THRILLED! we were hanging out with friends a few days ago, and o. kept calling the little boy, "C." by accident. emma wrote back to j. but it's still sitting on my desk waiting for an envelope.

drjen
post #145 of 913
I thought I might go running today, but I wasn't feeling the mojo. And it is HORRIBLY humid. I just took a shower and still feel sticky.

On a sad note, a dear friend of mine called me today to tell me that her husband just told her that he doesn't want to be together anymore. He travels about half of every month, and often extended his trips. Now it turns out that he would do this because he hated being home. They just moved to Austria a year ago, and she really doesn't have anyone. (he even extended his last trip, getting home today, and already has an apartment set up) I just heard from her that she will be here tomorrow eve. I will support her any way I know how, but gosh, it is hard just to comfort and not be able to make it better. Anyone have any experience with this? This is the first of my close friends to move towards divorce and I am a bit anxious for her.
post #146 of 913
moonshine to your friend. My thoughts for what they are worth are don't bash him no matter how much you may end up hating him before this is over. Let her bash away and listen. Just be a friend and offer to help however you can. It's a hard thing to go through, both as a friend and as the person having to cope.
post #147 of 913
I filled the script for G and we just put the cream on him. This morning I took him in the shower with me and then did some nakey time afterwards and it was suddenly clear to me how this rash could be a yeast rash - solid red patches with dots on the outer edges. I swear it didn't look like that a couple days ago, but it's redder today and when it is red like this it's more obvious. : that this cream takes care of it.

RM - I'm glad you have answers, finally. I hope that it is easy to manage and there is the possibility of remission. :

HBM - poor Jojo! I'm in the process of disinfecting all our cloth now, and really a good bit of our laundry too. I'm banking on the grapefruit seed extract to do it b/c I actually don't have bleach in the house, and don't really want to get some - although I will if it comes to that and it's bleached CDs vs. sposies.

BBM, I hope you feel better soon!

Welcome chi_mama! Thanks for the diaper cream recommendation - do you use it with cloth? We could stand to have a good cream option on hand that maybe costs less than the $9 for the 3 oz. tube of Burt's Bees...

Moonshine, for you and for your friend. That's so hard. I haven't been in your position per se but I would encourage lots of listening and maybe suggesting counseling if you think it would help her.

For all you mamas of girls (or boys) who like beads: we have just discovered fuse beads. EK spent the better part of Monday working on them. She's almost used up the beads that were in the kit so we've got to look for replacement beads. I would almost have to use tweezers to do them but she seems to have no trouble.
post #148 of 913
I'm so excited to have found some other running mamas. Although, I'm not quite sure what Dingo means.

Anyway, I"m hoping to get some feedback from someone. I have a 25 mo old and 6 mo. old. The 6 mo. old is still nursing exclusively and we have not yet introduced solids. I just found out my best friend's husband (also a dear friend) has multiple myeloma. I would like to run the chicago marathon for his cause. I have not been training for it, but consider myself to be in good shape and really think I could complete it... don't mind if I have to walk a bit either.
Brief running history:
Trained for marathon, ran 20 miler and found out I was preggo with DD1
WAs going to train for Chicago marathon last summer, found out I was preggers with DD2.
Ran through 25 weeks pregnancy and had to stop b/c it was uncomfortable. Continued exercising
Started running again aroud 12 weeks PP and am up to about 4-6 miles 4 X a week.

So, I think I could finish the marathon, but I have 2 concerns. First and foremost, could this be bad for the baby? And second... is it that bad for me? Oh yeah, and she still wakes 3-4 X a night. So, I am starting out a little sleep deprived... okay, a lot sleep deprived. But running makes me feel good. Not sure about 20 miles running, but still... its for a cause.

I guess I'm just looking for any input.

Thanks so much ladies!!
post #149 of 913
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moonshine to your friend. My thoughts for what they are worth are don't bash him no matter how much you may end up hating him before this is over. Let her bash away and listen. Just be a friend and offer to help however you can. It's a hard thing to go through, both as a friend and as the person having to cope.
Ohh, thanks. That is good advice. Will definitely keep it in mind.
post #150 of 913
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RM - Wow mama, you've got a great attitude! energy coming at you anyway.
Thank you!

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You have such a great faith, Lisa! As you said, at least you have an answer and can proceed from here. I'm sorry, though, that that's what they found out.
Faith is what gets me through it all!! Thank you!

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runningmommy - so glad you have answers! that can be such a relief. the kids got your kiddo's postcards last week and were just THRILLED! we were hanging out with friends a few days ago, and o. kept calling the little boy, "C." by accident. emma wrote back to j. but it's still sitting on my desk waiting for an envelope.
Yay! The post cards made it!! Too cute about O! No hurry on the letter, J will be happy any time it comes!!

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RM - I'm glad you have answers, finally. I hope that it is easy to manage and there is the possibility of remission. :
Thank you!

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runningmommy, i'm sorry to hear your test results but it sounds like you're in good spirits.
Thank you!!

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I just got one of the medical bracelets at the pharmacy for like $5.00. You could have it ingraved with the dx, or if you are on blood thinners that. I think it's more if you end up on blood thinners that you really need that info.
$5 at the pharmacy???!! Cool!! Road ID has a virtual updating one, but after the first year you have to pay $9.99 per year. Not bad, but would prefer someing that doesn't keep incurring a cost. Found some pretty anklets for $40, small dog tag style for $14 plus about $10 inscribed,
medical id with cross for $50.

Right now I'm doing the cheap route of card in wallet that was downloaded from website.


Dh just got home complaining as he walks in the door, complaining as he looks at the desk, complaining at the table, grr. :
post #151 of 913
kerc~ I don't think you're an evil person, I promise! It's all good!

chi_mama~ Welcome!

Lisa~ I'm SO glad that you've finally gotten some answers, and that from the sounds of things, those answers aren't nearly as bad as they could have been! I hope your road ahead is smooth now that you can plan how to attack it!

moonshine~Oh, how similar that sounds to my own situation. I would like to echo what bbm said. The people who bashed H just made me want to defend him all the more, even when he didn't deserve it. The biggest thing is just to be there for her as much as you possibly can, in whatever way you can. I would really encourage her to get into counseling. If she can convince her H to go with her, all the better, but if not, it will certainly help her deal with things.

newchicagomommy~ Welcome! To be honest, I've been a dingo for about 8 months now, and I'm not entirely sure what it means, either. Except that the dingoes are one of the warmest and most welcoming groups of women I've ever been a part of. And the running stuff is just a bonus! : As for your question, not having run a marathon myself yet, I'm not entirely sure. But my guess is that you could do it and be ok. I would probably take the easiest training program you can find (like one of Hal Higdon's beginner programs) and just see how it goes. If you keep yourself very well-hydrated and don't put too much stress on your body, you should be able to do it and maintain your milk supply. You'll probably want to keep a very close eye on it though in case it does start to dip. I'm sure some of the marathon (or more) dingoes can answer better than I, though!


rr#2~Went to the Y for my swim workout! Yay for getting motivated! I actually did one of my workouts this time instead of just swimming for distance. It *really* helps break up the monotony. It takes me over an hour to do the workouts but it's SO much interesting than just taking 35-40 minutes to swim my mile that it seems shorter. So, 2600 yds done! Woot!

update: I called and talked to the insurance company. The agent and her claims person both said that their initial feeling was that we are not liable (actually her exact wording was "that sounds ridiculous") but that if we want to file a claim, we would be covered under our policy. If they found that we had any liability, they would pay the biker's claims, but if not he's out of luck. Either way, if we file a claim, our rates will go up but if we're not liable we will only lose our no-claim discount of 5%. So H is going to call the guy when he gets off work (b/c he's nice and I asked him to) and tell him that we're willing to file with our homeowner's but that he most likely won't get anything out of it and just see what he says. I am feeling better about the situation now, just because I know that we'll be financially covered (well, except for a rate increase) regardless of what happens. Phew. We're still willing to just give him a small amount of money as long as he's willing to sign some sort of document releasing us from further liability (which would of course cost us more money to have drawn up, but that's ok).
post #152 of 913
RM...glad you have results at least. Hope the drugs work well for you. Hugs for everything that's happening.


to the thread new Mama's!

eks..hope the cream works great for the rash.

mb..is one of those trader joes in a great outdoor shopping mall?

hbm..I was wondering how your dh was doing...glad he's doing well!

plady..did you find out if you passed the test yet?

I worked my tail off today. I was aching all over by the time I got home, but I had a cup of and perked up. I did my 3 on the tm after that!

I'm still trying to get all my paper work in to the county. I would really like a teaching job. I was trying to get in touch with someone for a reference and I finally heard back from her and found out her father had passed away and she's been out of town all month. She'll be back on Friday and said she'd be glad to help me next week. On top of that it takes the county absolutly forever to process information.

With the job I have now I do at least get to see the teachers often and have met both of them early. My son's teacher even recognized my name and came up and introduced herself!
post #153 of 913
hey, thanks for the additional welcomes!

boy, you guys sure can taaaaalk!

kate~mom, yes, I was SO disappointed that it was cancelled too. we have clear air now but it was pretty nasty for a few weeks. made running REALLY slow and headachy afterward.

For the past three years, I have brought my kids to one of the WS checkpoints in our town near the cutoff time. It's VERY exciting watching these awesome runners come through so close to the cutoff. No one in my family understands why I find it so fascinating but I really feel motivated after watching them.

I would love to run that race someday.
post #154 of 913

How we came to be the Dingos

So first there was this post (see last sentence).

Then Kerc started this thread (check the title), and Geo joined by changing her location, and the rest of us, on down the page.

A few posts later Naughty Dingo herself gave us an explanation of her user name.

And it's stuck ever since. So we've been Dingos for nearly 3 years. Wow.

Maybe I should add this bit of history to the race list post?
post #155 of 913
I can't believe it has been that long...Yes I can.

RM, thank goodness you have cleared up some of the mystery. I hope what you have learned makes it easier to attain health and strength.

moonshine You're a good friend.

Gaye, you sound much calmer than a day ago. Thank goodness.

No word yet from dh. I am waiting to hear from him. I hope he is OK. He should be at his parents' by about now, I think. Of course, all phone are cell phones, and no one has enough credit on theirs to cover a call home until he can go and pay at a phone shop. So we wait.

I'm hoping to do another 3 mi tomorrow.
post #156 of 913
calmom - one of the women who runs around here has run it a few times. it's just amazing - i qualified to enter the lottery with my time from a 50, but the idea of running through the night in any 100, much less the western states is just way intimidating for me.

eks - i think the dingo ore would be a good addition to the first page listings! :
post #157 of 913
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moonshine~Oh, how similar that sounds to my own situation. I would like to echo what bbm said. The people who bashed H just made me want to defend him all the more, even when he didn't deserve it. The biggest thing is just to be there for her as much as you possibly can, in whatever way you can. I would really encourage her to get into counseling. If she can convince her H to go with her, all the better, but if not, it will certainly help her deal with things.
I was telling her some things (he was being completely unfair, for one, since he said he wanted out for the last 4 years -- the second child is 3) in my mind to help her feel that it wasn't all her fault, etc. But she just found out, so this might all be too soon for her. She is in counseling, and saw her therapist 2x today, who apparently said all the same things I did. Course, these things can be easier to hear from a neutral party. Oh, and he seems to be totally done. From what I know about him/them, it is done. He did go to a counselor, who told him something like he should end it if he isn't willing to work on it. Sorry to go on about all this OT, but it has been on my mind all day (if I am not reading Pillars of the Earth --terribly engrossing).
post #158 of 913
Just reporting some RR: week 5, day 1 of c25k: check. I still can't get over how good it feels to run. I was thinking tonight about my running history. Sometime since joining this thread, I became a runner. It got in my blood. The old me would probably not have started running at 2 mos. postpartum. The old me would have found a zillion excuses not to exercise. While I still struggle with motivation sometimes, I am getting it done. I am also finding it easier this time than the last time I started up. Surely I couldn't have much fitness left after basically a year of near inactivity. Maybe I owe the ease of it to the c25k, I don't know, but I'm loving that too. This is me: : Now remind me of that when I am putting off a workout.
post #159 of 913
Oh, how familiar that all sounds, moonshine. H said pretty much the same things to me, that he had been having those thoughts for at least a couple of years (DS was 1 at the time, so yeah, thanks for knocking me up while you were having doubts about our marriage!). Counseling was a failure last summer because he was sure he was done and didn't want to put any effort into working on it. Of course, here we are a year later, potentially working towards a reconciliation, so I guess my biggest advice to your friend would be not to rush into anything. Take your time and make absolutely sure before you take any final steps. It's really hard, and it may take a certain type of personality to do it, but sometimes it takes just letting them go and find out that what they think they're missing out on isn't really all it's cracked up to be. I have a friend who went through a very similar situation this spring, they were totally ready to file for divorce, and a few months later, they're back together and happier than ever. I won't chalk my situation up to a happy ending yet, but at least there is that possibility. It's that old saying, you know? If you love someone, let them go...

Anyways, enough of my babbling. It sounds like you are being a great friend, so just keep being there as a shoulder to cry on and to listen.


eks~:
post #160 of 913
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(if I am not reading Pillars of the Earth --terribly engrossing).
OMG, could.not.put.that.book.down!! Now am on total weird middle ages kick.
It's like a drug, totally addictive.

to all the new dingoes!!!!!!


ETA: Like totally in Valley Girl mode apparently. Swear I do really have two brain cells to rub together, just not tonight.
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