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Oh, Zub.  I'm so sorry, mama.  There are no words.  Please be gentle with yourself.

 

Nic - I am so angry and your husband right now!  Seriously?  You are supposed to scrap over 4 months of training to drive impassable, dangerous roads to hold the hand of an adult man who isn't even taking care of the kids?!!!  Really?

 

Shanti - My mom is a spinner, knitter, dyer in the fiber art world.  She does a bunch of shows spring through fall.  I wouldn't say she makes a LOT of money, but does pretty well.  She also teaches classes.  Handspun by Stefania is her website. 


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Gaye, kindy homework?! dizzy.gif

 

 

 

Our block has 5 kindergarteners on it in 3 different classes at the school.

 

Neighbors were freaking out about the lack of homework, then freaking out because another class got homework and ours didn't, then freaking out because our homework (when it finally came) was too easy.  There seems to be a concern about falling behind, a concern about being labeled one of the "dumb" kids when they reach first grade, and a concern that the teachers don't care enough about their kid, maybe already labeled dumb.  When I try to reassure them that it's ok, they'll learn, the school are effective, it falls on deaf ears because my kids are smart.  Argh.

 

My mom's walking buddy is a retired kindergarten teacher, and she complained that parents would demand homework.

 

I felt oddly compelled to explain to our kindergarten teacher last week that we're content without extra work at home, since we thrive on digging in the dirt.  For the 3rd or 4th time since my kids started in public schools, a teacher has *thanked* me for not doing more work at home and just letting my kids be kids.
 

It's a crazy world.  There are a lot of odd pressures acting to lead to kindergarten homework.  Any homework before high school that's taking multiple hours should lead to a conversation with the teacher about the appropriateness of the assignment.  "Appropriate" here may mean expecting a child to do work after the exhaustion from a school day.  Any expectation besides "sit on the couch and read with an adult" may be asking too much. 

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Argh!  My internet is being super flakey (thank you AT&T), and it gobbled up my post!

 

So, here is my recollection of what I wrote!

 

Zub - I'm so sorry, mama.  Hang in there and be gentle with yourself.

 

Nic - I am so angry at your husband right now!  Seriously?  He expected you to throw away over 4 months of training in order to drive impassable, dangerous roads just to hold a grown man's hand and he doesn't even have the kids?!!  Really? 

 

Shanti - My mom is a fiber artist.  She spins, dyes, knits, etc.  She vends at fiber festivals around the country spring through fall.  While I wouldn't call it a livable income if it was the only source of money, it is a very nice supplement to what my father makes.  Her website is Handspun By Stefania


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Well, no good news here. Another missed miscarriage. I went to see my friend/regular GP and she sent me for a scan in the hopes of reassuring me, but, sadly, no heartbeat. I should be about 10 weeks.

 

I don't even know where to go from here. I've been pregnant since the end of May - with August off - and now I'm here again.

Oh no!  I'm so sad with you. I agree with whoever posted that you should feel like you can grieve. And for the record, I was trying to multiquote your post, not like it. freaking mdc won't let me unlike it.

 

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Dh is angry with me for not coming back right away after the storm and instead staying in DC half a day extra to run the marathon. I don't even know how to respond to this, since I offered to come back and was told (by my parents, who had the kids...and said it was impassable anyway near their house; dh would not answer the phone) not to come back Sat. night. Sigh. I can do nothing right, it seems.

 

......

 

Stocking back up on food today...Costco, supermarket. Trying to get everyone fitted out with winter gear. I'm looking for snow bibs in big kids' size 12, 8/10, and 6/7 if anyone has any they want to sell (only the smallest size must be boyish/gender neutral. The bigger two sizes can be anything). Also looking for big kids' fleece snow hats, flannel sheets, and cool boots for me (sz 8). Anyone who has something neat to sell please let me know! (Winter running gear? Gah! Haven't even started that yet!)


a. that guy better not self-identify himself as your husband in some elevator sometime. I'd bonk the security camera and might have to nail him in the nuts. Geez.

b. go for top sheets on flannel sheets. Really and truly, if cost is an issue then just go for the top sheets.



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Hi everyone,

I think I'm jumping in on a long-standing thread,

Yes, Jessi you are. But you're welcome!  Thhis thread's been moving since ?? 2003? 2004?  And it really gel-ed in 2005 when many of us were pregnant together. Newbies are welcome though.
 

 



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Like he would have!  That's so lame. You were supposed to bail on all that training and planning because he didn't have power and what?  Needed you to light the candle?  For f's sake.  I'll fume for you mama, hope you can let it go.

 


Right. I'm with her.

 

 

 

I got a boat load of work dumped in my lap yesterday morning and I'm hosting a dinner party tonight (did I post here that my oven's not working?). oy.

 


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Yes, well, if we hadn't been having the argument in Dick's Sporting Goods (which somehow, ahem...seems rather an appropriately named place to be having an argument with a doofus dh...) I would have given him the what-for. As it was I stared him down with my famous hairy eyeball and went to Costco. Gah

 

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a. that guy better not self-identify himself as your husband in some elevator sometime. I'd bonk the security camera and might have to nail him in the nuts. Geez.


 


 

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DH is gone for the weekend -- hanging out with some college friends in DC.  We're going to a high school marching band concert tonight, then soccer practice, shoe shopping, playdate, and science experiments with forbidden Halloween candy tomorrow, then DINGO VISIT from DrJen and Cath.  DD is so excited about Catherine coming.  They're coming to DD's soccer game, then we're headed to the art museum for a free look at the Caravaggio, and hopefully a run with DrJen if Cath is game to babysit.

 

 

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Jo ~ Oh my goodness, I hope it all works out for you guys and that the process is easy!!!

 

Zub ~ So much love, hugs, and healing to you mama!

 

It's been a day... one of those days!!!  Drinking tea now, listening to a podcast, and holding AJ.  


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Alex, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your loss. brokenheart.gif candle.gif

 

Nick, disappointed.gif to that DH of yours. Check out Sierra Trading Post for cheap(er) winter stuff. We always shop there and sign up for their annoying email updates, since they have some pretty decent coupons.

 

Yeah, what Kerc said! superhero.gif

 

Sparkle, I'm impressed! Sehr schön hast du gesprochen.

 

Geo, have fun with the Dingo visit!

 

Bec, how cool that your mom is a spinner and fiber artist! I checked out her website, very impressive! I have my privateeyes.gif on some pretty sock yarn...

 

 


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zub, we cross-posted earlier. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. grouphug.gif

 

kerc lol.gif on the perfect elevator crime. Also how are you doing an ovenless dinner party? Does the stove still work? My youngest locked our oven in Sabbath mode right as I prepared to put a big new years dinner in the oven last year. I couldn't find the manual, and ended up cooking the entire dinner stovetop and bbq. I was also very grateful for an online manual that I found later that night. Somehow she had managed to press the exact right three buttons at once!

 

sparkle, congrats to your DD, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for a PNW nationals and I could maybe make a trip down for dingo meet-up.

 

Geo and DrJen, enjoy your dingo visit!!!

 

JenLove, hope that the rest of your day/evening is better.

 

I just had a call from the maternity manager a nearby hospital for a job interview (either next week or the week after- we're working on the timing for the interview still). Hopefully this can give me the back up of a job that I can ease in to and get some hours when things get lean at the college. And do some work I've missed over the past few years. It's been almost 3 1/2 years since i worked my last L&D shift, though, so there could be a learning curve. Babies are still born the same ways, though, right wink1.gif?

 

 


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Like he would have!  That's so lame. You were supposed to bail on all that training and planning because he didn't have power and what?  Needed you to light the candle?  For f's sake.  I'll fume for you mama, hope you can let it go.

 

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Nic - I am so angry and your husband right now!  Seriously?  You are supposed to scrap over 4 months of training to drive impassable, dangerous roads to hold the hand of an adult man who isn't even taking care of the kids?!!!  Really?

And this.

I've never heard of an adult who wanted another person to travel *through* a snowstorm when there was no reason to. Good grief.

kerc--hope your oven is up and running soon.

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Zubeldia, I am so, so sorry, mama. Thinking shots and peanuts sounds more like it at this point, too. I mean, I don't drink anymore, but in your shoes, I'd be pouring something over ice and possibly also lighting a smoke and having some good, angry, ugly times. hug2.gif That said, if I were nearby, I'd probably show up with muffins. So much love to you, mama.

 

Mel38, sparkle and other German speakers, my dh speaks 5 languages (two Semitic, one romance, plus English and German) and claims German was hardest for him to learn. (Judging by his retention of it, I guess I'd agree.) I'm super-rusty but I think I could fall back into it pretty quickly. I wish I could go back to Germany for a couple weeks for a visit.

 

Nic, I'm with the others. Even if he thought such a thing, I can't believe he could act so narcissistically as to verbalize it. Time to put on some big-boy pants.

 

We've submitted what we could and won't hear back on a few things until at least Monday. Dh sent a note to HR too, and now we wait. Whatever happens will be all right (I'm thinking we'll have negotiations, potentially pushing the closing, which isn't a bad thing). Dh did find out the place has been winterized, which is good. Financing might be a little complicated to arrange from here, with time zone differences, paperwork and just the geography. For example, I can't just drop off an earnest check. Regardless, dh refuses to stress over it, I'm trying hard not to, and we're holding our heads as high as we can. He's doing good work, we are hanging in, and time marches forward. Also found out yesterday that Reb might come and see me over winter joy.gif.

 

Dh's schedule, meantime, is full. He has meetings after the holiday weekend, then a week or two of class work in Abu Dhabi, and in December he has a show in Kuwait. And predictably, he spent most of yesterday doing expense report and emailing, and today he is sleeping in. eyesroll.gif <-- the eyeroll is not directed at HIM, but at this ongoing ridiculousness.

 

RR: Probably not until Wednesday. Tomorrow we'll have prayers early and we will go out for Eid, and I will probably continue to go to bed too late and feel icky. Might go to the pool this AM and see if I remember how to swim. Kids want a play date with the family from last weekend, and I am looking into it, but I am so sick of driving in this city.

 

 

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Going waaaaaay back, because I am about three days behind on everything these days. rolleyes.gif

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sparkle~That is seriously impressive of your DD! Here's hoping for nationals in Denver! orngbiggrin.gif

mel38~I am constantly amazed at the presumptuousness of the (ahem) "younger" generation. Really? You stand someone up for a "professional" meeting in a field that you want to eventually work in and expect them to just be overjoyed to meet up with you at another time? shake.gif

Welcome, Jessi! We were all new here at one time or another, so dive right in and don't be intimidated!

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melw~Good luck at the interview!!

On the homework issue...I really don't mind the homework much. They get their homework packet on Monday and it's due on Friday, so they have all week to work on it. The problem has been arising more because we have had a TON of four day weeks, and then if there's a night I'm not home or we have something going on, or even just errands to run...well, just not enough time to get it done. Again, if my child would just DO the homework instead of sitting there wasting time, he could be done in half an hour or so, total. The packet consists of a reading page (they color one block for each book they read during the week, and pick a favorite part of one book and draw it), a writing page where they usually just trace and write the letter of the week, some type of coloring/counting page, and one or two math pages (everyday math...stuff like practicing counting by 5's or 10's, looking for shapes around the house, etc.). It's the coloring page that kills me. If he wants to get it done (say, because he wants to help mommy peel potatoes), he can bust it out in no time flat. Otherwise he mopes and moans and groans and whines. And he LIKES coloring! I think the problem is mainly just that he's so tired. It's gotten slightly better as we've gotten farther into the school year, but not enough. I wish I could take bec's suggestion to work on it in the morning, but that's not gonna work, either. There's just as much dawdling in the morning withOUT the homework! I can't imagine trying to squeeze even 10 minutes worth of homework in. It's a struggle just to get DS to eat his breakfast, get dressed, and get out the door in under an hour. rolleyes.gif

In other news, I am annoyed with the nanny, and not sure if it's irrational. I kind of think not. I worked last night, so she came over at 6pm. DS was finishing dinner, and needed a bath before bed. I told her that the dishwasher needed run once his dinner dishes were in it, and that his laundry was in the dryer and needed to be put away. I came home this morning to a clean-but-full dishwasher that needed to be unloaded and DS's laundry laid out on his chair in his room with only the socks and undies put away. Seriously? The dishwasher takes two hours to run, so it should have easily been able to be unloaded either last night or this morning. The clothes are slightly more difficult since DS was going to bed pretty quickly, but she should have been able to either do it before putting him to bed, or going in once he was asleep (he sleeps like a rock). I don't feel like that's too much to ask. I really feel like she's starting to let things slide. Maybe she's getting too comfortable or something. I'm also (probably irrationally) irritated that she finished off my bag of tortilla chips, which I discovered when I went to get them to put on my soup for dinner. And that, instead of the pretzel or whole-grain goldfish that I bought for DS's lunch, she packed the not-so-healthy extra cheddar ones that I bought for ME (and also apparently ate a bunch of those, too). Sigh. She knows that she is welcome to any food she sees unless I specifically tell her otherwise, but for pete's sake...TELL ME WHEN YOU FINISH SOMETHING. So, I think we need to have a little chat. She's just not making much effort lately to help me keep the house up, and that's not ok, especially when *I* don't have the time or energy to do it right now. That's (part of) what I pay her for! [/rant]


No fm for me lately, unfortunately. Wednesday's snowstorm and busyness killed off that day. Yesterday morning, the snow was lingering, and I convinced myself that I really NEEDED to get home and sleep since I worked last night. (and then slept like crap). Today, I was just tired. I tried to get up around 1:30 to get a quick 30 min or so in before picking DS up from school, but could not wake up. Tomorrow and Sunday, I have clinical from 6 am till noon. I'm hoping I have the fortitude to drag DS out in the stroller when I get home because I desperately need to do SOMETHING. Maybe if nothing else, we can go hike on Sunday. I STILL need to go pick up my darn bike helmet, but it's all the way up in Boulder, which is just far enough away to be difficult.




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Oh Zub grouphug.gif.  My heart aches for you.  I also miscarried two back to back pregnancies and remember the feeling of loss so acutely.  Be gentle with yourself and allow some time for physical and emotional healing.

 

Nic ~ oh puh-leeze!  Your DH needs to grow up.  Seriously.  I think Plady and bec said it best.

 

tjsmama ~ I think having a brief review of expectations with your nanny would be a good idea.  After all, you're paying her to do the work.  She needs to do it.  And not eat all your chips!

 

jooj ~ how exciting!  You belong on the farm, not in the "fake city".

 

sparkle ~ cool!  Let us know where Nationals will be.

 

Welcome Jessi!  Jump right in.

 

Mel38 ~ Ich spreche auch Deutsch.  Meine Mutter war in Deutschland geboren.  (and hopefully I didn't mangle that too badly.  I'm kinda rusty!)

 

Geo ~ have a fun weekend!  Sounds like it's jam-packed.

 

RR ~ Pilates yesterday, maybe a walk/run today.

 

NRR ~ Last night was the main PTO fundraiser for the year, a huge trivia night/auction with over 300 guests and more than 400 auction items to wrap, organize and prepare.  I worked all day helping to set up at the conference center, then went back with DH for the party.  It was a ton of fun and I actually had the winning bid for an American Girl Kanani doll!  DD1 will be so excited when she gets it for Christmas this year!  Overall, the event was a big success and DH and I had a blast together with our table for trivia.  Today is DS's birthday party at the SkyZone jump place in St. Louis.  After that's done, I just want to lay on the sofa and exhale!


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OK, I think I have a friend. For reals. The kind with kids who are also friends with my kids. But whom I really, really think I like as a person.

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Mel38- banghead.gif Did you let that person have it in an email or anything? That is SO rude and honestly, I think people like that need it brought to their attention that they can't do that to people and then expect more from them!

In other news, I have heard Mel38 speak German in person and it is quite lovely loveeyes.gif


Sparkle - wow your dd is a rock star! fingers crossed for a Bay Area nationals treehugger.gif


Jo - I hope this new friend turns out to be just the relief you need to get you through the next months. You deserve it, sister.

Zub - I am so sorry you're having to endure this hug2.gifcandle.gif thinking of you

Nic - agreed on all points above. Does he have narcissistic personality disorder? Sounds like it. eyesroll.gif

kerc - that elevator comment made me laugh out loud, and I love imagining it! superhero.gif

plady - I may have missed it, but has your play opened yet? Hope you got more people corralled to help you!

Jaygee - I love trivia nights like that! Sounds like so much fun smile.gif


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Jo - yay for friends!!!!!

 

nick - I am with everyone else about your dh. That is the kind of stuff my dh has been pulling for the past few months. I am seriously considering making a little voodoo doll and attacking it with knitting needles when things get bad. Do you want me to make two?

 

bec - your mom's website looks great. Spinning is the one fibre thing I don't do - yet - I wish I could take lessons from her! I have a drop spindle I keep meaning to make a date with but I never get around to it.

 

zub - hug2.gif I am so sorry hug2.gif

 

 

Now I am curious - what languages do Dingoes speak? I speak French - used to know Spanish but I would have to work to get it back. My kids are in French Immersion so that keeps my French going.

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Ladies!!  I did it!!  I beat my "pie in the sky goal"!!!  By two minutes!!!  My time is 1:39:48!!!   This race rocked!!!  I charged my garmin last night only to have it tell me at the start line that battery was low and it shut off.  So I said a little prayer and off I went.  I picked people to keep pace with as I heard some near the first mile stating 7:30, so I hung with them, then I caught up to a super nice lady who was running for a 1:39 and I told her I was running to beat 1:41.  She told me I should shoot for 1:39 with the pace I was running.  She was so sweet.  Her daughter is in the same school district as my kids!!!  Crazy.  Anyway, she went ahead of me on a hill, but I was able to keep her in my sights till the end.  Every time I felt myself lagging I would start to push it again.  Then right at the last 0.1 my friend screams "go Lisa!!".  I didn't even know she was going to be there!!!  She had asked if dh goes to these to support me and I had told her no, I go alone, and so she came!!!  With her 9yo son!  In 31 degree weather!!  Wow.  Couldn't believe my eyes when I looked up to see the time as I crossed the finish line.  So fantastic!!  It's been a few years that I've had this goal (and took me that long to make it but so what!), so I guess it's time for a new goal.  :) :) 

 

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Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch.  Ich habe funf jahre Deutsch gelernt im schule. 

 

RR: Did the Hot Chocolate 15k today!  I was really disappointed with the race jacket, but the race itself was really awesome.  The hot chocolate and chocolate fondue was great after as well!  We ran it in 2:07.  Then, my friend and I went to a great pizza place, had beer and rode the train home!  So much fun.  Now the kids are going to my friend's house to spend the night, and DH and I are going to a movie and dinner.


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RM ~ WOW!!!  You are one amazing, smokin' fast, 1/2 marathoning Mama!!!!!  Nice work joy.gif!

 

bec ~ sounds like a lovely morning, afternoon AND evening orngbiggrin.gif.

 

DS's birthday party is now over and I'm breathing a big sigh of relief.  It was fun, and went smoothly, but I'm glad to be done for a little bit.


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Wow, Lisa, that's fantastic! What an excellent race, mama. Tell us more about eating clean!

 

Nic, wowza, I'll just reiterate what everyone else has said... can't believe how your DH acted, honestly. Hugs, Nic. Have you guys talked about it since?

 

Bec, nice distance and race.

 

Gaye, honestly, I don't know what to say about the nanny. I definitely tend toward the 'soft' and probably wouldn't be overly annoyed by the stuff that she's doing/not doing. Mind you, if the expectation is that she SHOULD sort the dishwasher out, etc., well, I would say something. The food stuff seems a bit difficult, though indicating what your DS should or shouldn't eat seems really reasonable.

 

Thanks, everyone for the love and support. What a terrible time. I am still sick as can be (my hCG numbers are still super, super high) and so I will likely opt for a D and C as the misery of nausea and vomiting on top of all of this is just too much. I haven't worked out in at least 6 weeks so I'm at least going to look forward to feeling well enough to just even walk. Tell me I can get through this.


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RunningMommy - Woohoo!  Amazing job!

 

bec - Yay for chocolate!  I'm bummed the jacket isn't nicer though - I always thought they looked like a fun thing to have.

 

zubeldia - I'm so sorry.  So sad and scary to have this happen twice.  Sending you many hugs and warm thoughts.

 

NRR - no German for me.  I took 4 years of high school, and 1 year of college French, but the not-using has lead to lots of losing.  I speak a little bit of medical Spanish - and the only thing French does for me, is occasionally when I'm struggling to say something in spanish, a french word comes out instead.

 

We're in Ohio (oldest dd and I.)  We visited the College of Wooster today.  Don't know yet about dd - but I'd sure like to go to college there!  What a cool place!  We also found a lovely yarn store and yummy sock yarn that wouldn't stop talking to me about how much it wanted to come home with me.  Tomorrow, we get the day with Geo and kids!  Hopefully, a run, K's soccer game, the art museum.  How much fun does that sound like!!!!

 

RR - Did 6ish on the hotel treadmill tonight.  Some crazy people let their kids play in the fitness room, which was right next to the pool.  When I got there, the kids were all alone without an adult, about 8 of them, 10 and under.  Eventually, a grandpa showed up, and proceeded to help these little bitty kids run on the treadmill.  A 4 year old sized one, in bare feet, kept stumbing and scaring me to death while oblivious grandpa pressed treadmill buttons.  Then, a little bigger one was running along until the dad stuck his head and called to him.  Kid, turned around suddenly - and of course was flung off the back, hitting his head on the deck as he went.  And the grown-ups were all "you're ok, come on!"  Don't know what is the matter with some people!

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zub - we cross posted.  I'd definitely opt for D&C if you are still so sick.  I've waited with mamas for a missed to complete on many occasions - but unfortunately, it can take weeks, which seems like too long to wait for feel better.

 

Forgot to add my head shaking for Nic's dh.  What on earth was he thinking?

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zub~hug.gif Ugh. I can't imagine. Sending you much strength, and hoping you feel better very soon!

lisa~Holy cow! Awesome! clap.gif

As I tell my spanish speaking patients, Yo hablo espanol. Muy poquito. orngbiggrin.gif

I had a quick talk with the nanny. I just tried to emphasize that I'm super busy and exhausted and need as much help as I can get. I also made sure to mention that if I specifically mention things, I expect them to be done. It went fine. Her excuse was that she's been working so much (not for me) because she's moving out of her daughter's apartment that she's just tired. I do understand, but when I'm at work, I'm working! Hello...you've got a kind of cushy gig here...you get paid for watching a kid who's (mostly) a dream for you. So anyway, I guess we'll see. I basically said that I'm going to try to have the house cleaned up this weekend and I expect her to help maintain it so it doesn't get into the same (disastrous) state again. Here's hoping.

My clinical was kind of weird this morning. We were working at a health fair for the nonprofit that we're assigned to, which supports people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Apparently in past years they had a grant to provide a free blood chemistry test (normally costs $30), and did lots of advertising and a big turnout. The grant ran out in June, but they had some vouchers left over, so they were there but just didn't advertise it. There were 5 of us there, our sole job was to help people fill out their paperwork and escort them to where they were supposed to go. I think we had a total of about 20 people. In 5+ hours. And we're back tomorrow for 5 more hours! On the bright side, we got a ton of clinical hours for basically doing nothing but hanging around and talking, but it was a little boring!

rr~I managed to drag myself out for a quick run with DS and the stroller. Just 3 miles, and it was kind of painful. Wow, that stroller is heavy. And it was windy. I let DS out to run the last bit, so the last half-mile involved running a block, walk across the street, stop and rest, repeat. orngtongue.gif

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Returning from a lovely night out w/ Dh, who scheduled a babysitter w/out being asked and made plans for us; all for the first time in 16 1/2 years! clap.gif Went out for a nice dinner and a movie.

Moreover, he has been amazing about cooking, cleaning, taking the kids, and well, you know loveeyes.gif in the name of me pursuing something for me. This was always the "plan"; after he finished, I would do what I wanted, but you know how plans can go. Anyway, I told him; look, I dont know what you did with my husband, but I dont care, you can stay! lol.gif

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Really MUST start exercising again. Groin is 95% painless. Need a better strategy for studying on the bike (are flashcards really all I can do!)

Burn on the forearm looks like I have a flesh-eating disease. Its peeling and cracking and has one round, raw spot.. Eww. I swear the guy working at Walgreens did not want to take my money, its like I have leprosy redface.gif

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Unfortunately, no one sent DD2 this message, so I'm up at 5:30.  Yawn.  And DH wonders why I fall asleep on the sofa every night at 9:00pm.

 

Zub ~ that sounds so awful.  I think I'd opt for the D&C, just to be done with it already hug2.gif.

 

DrJen ~ I visited the College of Wooster too, and remember it being just lovely.  Is your DD leaning toward any particular school yet? And irked.gif at all those kids in the exercise room.  Some people really don't have a clue, do they?

 

sparkle ~ what a great night!!!  Your DH sounds so supportive love.gif.

 

Not much to post otherwise.  No running, but perhaps today.  I'm just breathing a big sigh of relief now that the PTO auction, DS's birthday party, and a myriad of other activities are finished.  Now, to gear up for Thanksgiving!

 


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Lisa:  WTG on the PR!  You are so speedy. Sorry to hear your battery died in the Garmin.

 

Drjen:  Wooster of course remains a special place for me. I'm not sure everyone can say that about where they went to college. Of course lots of folks say that about "college" as it is a special time or something, but really my experience at Wooster was so incredibly positive and person-building (vs. just educating).  It all depends on what your kiddo say though....jealous of you and geofizz getting a meetup.

 

Dinner party: went off without a hitch. Threw a spinach/lamb curry into the crockpot at 9am. Cooked chickpeas. Went to the office for a day of craziness. Then came home at 4 and put chickpeas + peas + cauliflower + some leftover tomatoes into a purchased coconut curry simmer sauce (I lost my steam on making my own). Dh put rice into the rice cooker, Kids went to the Y for parent's night out (swim, gym, craft, sub sandwiches and end with a movie). Had three options: lamb curry, coconut stuff and leftover red curry wild rice soup. One of my friends brought dessert and bread.

 

Real: is your dd1 into fairies? I saw this adoreable fiddle-playing fairy mobile (do you call it a mobile if it is just one creature?) yesterday. I thought of her.

 

Yesterday was Erin's birthday!  Nine. Next saturday we're taking the kids + 2 of Erin's friends to see the Phantom Tollbooth at the movie theater (one of the theaters locally is running 1030 am on saturday movies for kids -- older movies). My kids have never been to the movies and are so excited.

 

Gaye:  I'm too late to really comment on the nanny situation. But my dh doesn't "get" the idea of separate food. Unless its kept in a different cabinet. This guy is a good dad, but he really just doesn't get that the goldfish are different.

 


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You can get through this. grouphug.gif  I'd go for the D&C too, feel better fast in whatever way works.

 



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Returning from a lovely night out w/ Dh, who scheduled a babysitter w/out being asked and made plans for us; all for the first time in 16 1/2 years! clap.gif Went out for a nice dinner and a movie.
Moreover, he has been amazing about cooking, cleaning, taking the kids, and well, you know loveeyes.gif in the name of me pursuing something for me. This was always the "plan"; after he finished, I would do what I wanted, but you know how plans can go. Anyway, I told him; look, I dont know what you did with my husband, but I dont care, you can stay! lol.gif
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Good job dh!  Was that an anniversary thing or just run-of-the-mill awesomeness?  And on the dishwasher.  We scored two free Fischer Paykel dishwasher drawers a while back and although they haven't been completely maintenance free dh has been able to keep them running and they are so quiet you wouldn't know they are on, the 38 minute econo speed wash does a great job on everything and the ergonomics of filling and emptying is nothing short of amazing.  I'm not sure I'd pay the price for brand new but it'd be worth scanning the craigslist.

 

RM - WOW!  That's a fantastic race!  You're so back!

 

Yo hablo español.

 

The play doesn't open until the 18th.  We seem to be getting more parents on board and things feel more or less under control for now. 

 

Jo - Yay for a real friend!  That could make all the difference.  And goodvibes.gif for a smooth transaction for the winterized (!) farm. 

 

 


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