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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By orangemomma
7/9 2.98 at the thrift store - 2 dresses for DD....

7/9 2.98 at the thrift store - 2 dresses for DD. This is a hard one to categorize. I mean it was totally unnecessary :frown: but to see how excited she was to receive them and know that she will wear...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Congrats honeybunmom! Carita, what has...

Congrats honeybunmom!

Carita, what has happened for you is not right. I am sorry.

chilee - I think my cycle is getting longer again.............maybe there is hope still? Last month was 27 days...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,082
Posted By orangemomma
I haven't really kept track of which day I spent...

I haven't really kept track of which day I spent what but I am going to write down my purchases here to evaluate if any of them were unnecessary.
Since the beginning of the month I have had to buy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,082
Posted By orangemomma
Hi, I am orangemomma and am excited to try out...

Hi, I am orangemomma and am excited to try out this new format. I had wanted to participate in the past but got all hung up on the posting every day aspect..................

My goal for the month...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-04-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 5,230
Posted By orangemomma
1 piece of work equipment returned to work 1...

1 piece of work equipment returned to work
1 bag full of plastic bags to recycling

new total 181/2014

I have definitely hit a slump with this - but there are still 6 months left of the year!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,082
Posted By orangemomma
Subbing. Will be back to answer the...

Subbing. Will be back to answer the questions...........
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,905
Posted By orangemomma
I haven't come across any good thrift store finds...

I haven't come across any good thrift store finds recently - but I have scored some freebies.

At the office, a coworker brought in a bunch of items her DD didn't want - for my DD I was able to get...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Just saying that we are in the running this...

Just saying that we are in the running this month! With my partner's ED (even with meds) we only usually get one opportunity each month. It's CD10 - perhaps a bit early but it's good :)
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-14-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Well AF showed this morning, 2 days late. Sigh

Well AF showed this morning, 2 days late. Sigh
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-13-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
CD28, no signs of AF who was due yesterday, no...

CD28, no signs of AF who was due yesterday, no irritability. However, my temps are a bit too low to "bake a baby". I am thinking chemical. Will post more later- on my phone now
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
How's everyone doing? I haven't posted much...

How's everyone doing? I haven't posted much recently - we missed our window of opportunity for this month so I am hanging tight for next cycle.

Hope everyone is well and not working too hard!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 5,230
Posted By orangemomma
car seat and a bag of train tracks brought to...

car seat and a bag of train tracks brought to grandma's house where they will stay for use when visiting
2 items sold in a friend's tag sale
1 little girl's outfit to a friend
1 bag full of...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-31-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Congrats to 3surfboys! chilee - did you...

Congrats to 3surfboys!

chilee - did you test??
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By orangemomma
We needed a headlight casing for our Durango-...

We needed a headlight casing for our Durango- the piece itself was hundreds of dollars and we couldnt afford to pay for labor. Brought it home and found a video on YouTube. Bingo! Installed without...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Thanks for sharing your experiences chilee -...

Thanks for sharing your experiences chilee - glad to know there's someone out there besides me that experiences this.
 
I am on CD11 - I have all of the usual PMS symptoms including the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
 I am there with you chilee. ((hugs))   ...

 I am there with you chilee. ((hugs))
 
nexxus - I think that a little indulgence could be a good thing - eat some vegan junk food - in moderation of course :-)
 
Has anyone ever had their usual...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Sneezy - sorry for your loss. I found that the...

Sneezy - sorry for your loss. I found that the hardest part with my miscarriages - knowing that there's no hope but having my body be slow to complete the process. Hugs to you.
 
nexxus - I don't...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
nexxus - I have had those cycle day 3 tests but...

nexxus - I have had those cycle day 3 tests but not since my late 30's. I am kind of afraid to have the tests done again for fear that they will confirm my suspicions that I am peri-menopausal. I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Welcome to the new ladies!    I have decided...

Welcome to the new ladies!
 
 I have decided to go with a different attitude this cycle around. Instead of bemoaning my age and reading discouraging things on the internet - I am going to put more...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 5,230
Posted By orangemomma
Over the weekend: donated 45 clothing items...

Over the weekend:
donated 45 clothing items and 5 books
9 items to the trash
 
New total 173/2014
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By orangemomma
I try to stay out of retail shops and look first...

I try to stay out of retail shops and look first at thrift stores. This idea by kitchensqueen intrigues me though- to get free items and donate them to the food pantry. I had never really thought of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 5,230
Posted By orangemomma
10 instruction manuals to appliances we no...

10 instruction manuals to appliances we no longer own (mostly coffee makers) to the recycling bin.
 
New total 114/2014
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
Nexxus - I think  you and I are quoting from the...

Nexxus - I think  you and I are quoting from the same article but for some reason I got hung up on part of the first paragraph : " According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM),...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 19,008
Posted By orangemomma
I just read something that stated that chances...

I just read something that stated that chances of a 45 year old getting pregnant are 5% for each cycle with an ovulation. That is depressing. But I also know you cant believe everything you read on...
Forum: Parenting   03-31-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By orangemomma
My children have a new last name that we created...

My children have a new last name that we created - it's 50% of my last name and 50% of his combined. Sounds perhaps a bit weird but it is a lovely last name - just don't want to say more out there...
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