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Feline: I wouldn't worry about the attorney. Half the time my own uncle didn't recognize me. I think it's a hazard of the job. Too many names and faces.

I'd starve on a girl diet. I had a girl and ate what I wanted. I ate a lot of melon and eggs.

Have fun picking your Amazon prize!

Kali: now that sounds tasty. I'd have ice trays on hand to freeze the leftovers into nice little cubes you could thaw up as needed.

MIL didn't call yesterday so I'm guessing she and the dog are both in full pout LOL. I might get a reprieve from her drama this weekend!

This is a first time to be a published author. I was tapped because she hired my friend as her editor. She asked for help getting beta readers that were not family and friends. So my friend asked me if I'd help her out since she knows I won't leak the story if it were to go anywhere. I will say this one is a full-blown Harlequin contemporary romance bodice ripper. It's not my normal read by any means. And I'd tell her protagonist's love interest to kiss-off. He's not a likable guy. But maybe that's the point. I guess I'll know when I get to the end. It's written almost like stage directions which is strange and I'm hoping that doesn't make it to the final edits.





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Eva - how cool to be a beta reader! Sorry about the pup and MIL - sounds like they both need a time out...
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Feline - I hope your 'girl' diet is healthy? I wouldn't worry about the attorney - they have so many interactions, it's understandable you weren't recognized especially if you met out of context.

The Herb class was great - we got the PP slides as well as recipes.
Doesn't this sound yummy?

Six-Herb Pesto
1 cup torn fresh basil leaves 1 cup parsley sprigs
½ cup olive or peanut oil 1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese ¼ tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. fresh dill 1 large clove of garlic, quartered
2 tbsp. chopped dried rosemary, marjoram or thyme leaves
½ cup slivered almonds, chopped walnuts or pine nuts

Process 30 seconds or until consistency is reached. Can keep 2 weeks in refrigerator. Freeze in small quantities for several months. Serve on steaks, chops or baked potatoes. Mix with vegetables, scrambled eggs or broth-based soups. Serve over pasta with tomatoes, black olives, carrots, broccoli, green or red peppers, green beans, green onions, etc.
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2/28/20 9:29 A

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Eva: I am still having breakfast, but it's oatmeal and an apple. The girl diet is a low everything diet - it's supposed to be low calorie and low nutrient, especially low in potassium and sodium. The goal is to make your body think you're starving (though actually starving yourself is not allowed) by lowering the nutrients you take in. Cardio only for exercise. Losing weight is ideal. Vegetarian or vegan is recommended, as is intermittent fasting. So this past week has been oatmeal and an apple in the morning, a salad or bowl of steamed veggies for lunch, and I've mostly had sandwiches for dinner. This morning I gave in and had a protein packed breakfast with a breakfast burrito and greek yogurt, though. I prefer drinking protein shakes for breakfast, but the medication I take in the morning has to be taken with 350 calories and the protein shake is only 160 calories.

Cool about the beta reading. Is it the authors first time writing?

I was delivering books this morning and ran into an attorney who hasn't seen me since I was pregnant (possibly before). He introduced himself to me! I've gained so much that he didn't recognize me emoticon

To take some of the sting from that, I took part in some research with one of our vendors and now have $110 in Amazon credit from them. I wonder what to spend it on! Baby clothes? A new carseat? A new stroller? Or maybe something fun?

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Feline: I have to have breakfast. That's just me. I'd eat the car seats on the way to drop off in the morning without a piece of toast with something smeared on it and a juice. I really admire people that can drink breakfast. What's on the menu for the girl diets?

Kali: how was class? Do you have an herb garden? The ferals killed my herb garden. I think I'll try again in the near future.

Well, it's my week to piss off the world, pardon the language. The dog is still mad. She forgot she was mad and came toward me, remembered she was mad, then sat down with her back to me and turned her head. emoticon

MIL called with the same old complaints. I told her she needed to go to the PT referral instead of back to the GP. The MRI she has 2 weeks ago would have shown if there was something they could do at the GP. Both daughters told her to take a walk, one adding to pop a Tylenol before she went, and the men wouldn't answer the phone. So she's mad that no one petted her. And I think that's a lot of the problem, she's been coddled too much. And when she outright has refused PT after her GP and her pain management doctor both wrote referrals, I have a had time with sympathy.

In awesome news for me, I've been tapped as a beta reader for a new author. I'm kinda excited!


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2/27/20 1:25 P

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Feline - your knitting sounds fun. Glad to hear you are good by the end of the day - breakfast is the best meal of the day!

Eva - I totally agree about the weather and sickness and I can totally relate to having to outsmart a dog.
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Culinary Herbal Basics class this afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes

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Eva: The bag making on there looks fun, and would make good gifts.

I am averaging about 1300 calories per day this week, and while I am fine by the end of the day I am SO hungry during the mornings. I just had my breakfast and I am already counting down the hours to lunch. I've stopped snacking to keep my calories low so I am hoping work can distract me enough to make it to lunch. It's only day four of this diet and I miss my protein and potatoes, I better get pregnant next month because I don't think I can do this for six months emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Kali: The weather across the country is a special kind of crazy right now. In Tennessee, we are going through 3 seasons in a week, or so it seems. I think that's why we have so many people getting sick and staying sick.

Feline: You might like Blueprint. They have free online classes for a lot of stuff. They also have payment options if you want to go further than their freebies offer.

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Today I cut my neighbor's hair and teach the dog that her going to the outdoor kennel to pout won't save her from taking her allergy meds. She went out last night and refused to come in because she was mad at me. I just turned on her heater and told her to pout then. I never thought I'd see the day where I'm plotting to outsmart the family dog. I feel slightly like a supervillain. Between the moody tween, the Kitty Cat Racing Leauge, and the moody dog I may need a vacation LOL emoticon



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Eva: They disabled my old badge so it's just for decoration. But I have an extra lanyard if I ever need one, now.

I realized recently I spent so much time in school that I no longer have any hobbies. I've taken up reading again, but I'd also like something a little more interactive. There's a knitting and crochet guild that has free meetings in a nearby city, and Joann's Fabrics offers classes for $25-$40 depending on the topic of the class. So as long as I have a way to get there that could be feasible, or of course I could look for videos on YouTube (although I wouldn't be able to ask questions there). That might be a good Saturday afternoon craft. That's the day of the week I have a few hours where I am baby and husband free. I could also bring it to work if I have any free time in the mornings or over my lunch.

Today is in the 30s with a "feels like" of 10, so much for 40s-50s for the next two weeks. It's also been very windy, which I am sure is contributing to the chill.

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Eva - a 'cat' nap sounds 'purrfect' - emoticon (without the racing)
I guess with a country this large, we'll experience all types of weather. It looks like the east got pounded yesterday...
We have a forsythia bush out the back door. No blossoms yet, but I do love the color and fragrance. Glad Ms. B's meds did the trick.

We're still trying to get meds and mobility squared away, so there are no free days yet, but this too shall pass.
Happy Wednesday all!



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Feline: I'm glad Little Man is doing so well! You might check into the munchkin meshes I've shown you before. You can put fruit chunks in it and he gets to gum it and the fruit squishes out. It might free you up for a second while he self feeds. I found it was awesome to put cold melon in it to soothe gums when Miss B was teething.

I'm glad you found your badge. But look at it this way, now you have a spare so you won't have this problem again.

I can see how the diet would be a bit much to do if you and DH didn't eat the exact same things.

Kali: how was your free day?

I'm betting Mississippi would gladly send you a portion of their rain. We're saturated, but they are flooding left and right.

Miss B and I are both sensitive to forsythia. I'm betting the house she stayed at had some bushes around back. I'm sneezing myself because of the wind blowing from the neighbor's house and carrying that pollen with it. Even the dog is allergic to the pretty little golden bushes. Miss B's meds have done their job. She's feeling much better. She's eating everything but the wallpaper, the joys of steroids. She went back to school yesterday. She has 2 teachers that allow snacks in the classroom so I sent 2 snacks and a large bottle of water. By the end of the day she had 3 meals and 4 snacks, the largest snack being a big bowl of air-popped popcorn. There's plenty of freggies in the count, but geez it's an insatiable hunger lol.

I hope you all have a good day. I personally see a nap in my future since the cats romping has had me awake of and on since 3:15 am. Apparently my body is a race track...



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Feline - glad you found your ID - having one in reserve is a good idea.
I've never heard of a diet to control sex, but there's a lot I've never heard of...
Glad your little man is on target.

Eva - glad the sleepover went well, but may be where Ms B caught her scratchy thoat? I too hope you have enough food for the week. (Gotta love a growing girl!)

No snow anticipated today although I wouldn't mind some precipitation as we're 7" down for the season. Hopeful that does not signal drought... Day is free for both of us, so hoping to get in a little exercise this afternoon.

Have a great day all!



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Eva: DH is avoiding the topic of the medication every time I bring it up to get his thoughts on when I should start it. I am wondering if he's worried about the cost - anything related to fertility is not covered by my insurance so we have to pay out of pocket for the pills. He did tell me yesterday he thinks the diet is too much work (we were trying to figure out what to have for dinner and he declared it too hard to work around the macro restrictions, lol) and I should just take the vitamins and let luck run its course. He actually admitted he'd given it some deeper thought and that a second boy would be easier than a girl, and we even talked about what we'd name a second boy since we're out of family names that we'd be willing to give a child. I checked out my girl sway vitamins this morning and I have to take two pills three times a day of each of them! Yuck. So now I have little ziplock baggies of unnamed pills chilling in my purse emoticon

I looked up Ashwagandha and Google says it is supposed to really help with male fertility. DH is willing to support [almost] anything I want to do to myself for trying to conceive, but he's not willing to change anything on his part. He is a little concerned about our weight this time around - I'm a lot heavier than before and he's packed on a few pounds, too. So he IS changing his diet to be a little healthier. But he's unwilling to take pills or powders or do male medical treatments or anything. I got him to take a multivitamin for little man, so I might be able to convince him to start taking that again, but he's *really* anti-medicine/anti-doctor.

I hope Miss B feels better soon! Some hot soup with lots of garlic should be just the ticket. Little man is eating so much I may as well just stick a funnel in his mouth and pour it in emoticon Last night I was giving him his purees and he would whine as soon as the spoon left his mouth. Bad mama, not making the spoon instantaneously refill!

Little man had his 9 month wellness visit yesterday and the pediatrician says his weight is right on target and he's catching up everywhere else. He's 18lbs now (30th percentile) and 2'2" (2nd percentile), which puts his BMI in the 81st percentile, so he's a short chunker. I'm definitely using my abs when I carry him around in his carseat LOL

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Kali: I hope you enjoyed your cozy weekend!

I'm so glad PT helps your DH. I really wish MIL would try. I think she would see a lot of improvement.

Feline: I would wait to talk to your boss until you actually begin medication if you do begin. It's entirely possible it will be a moot point.

FYI Ashwagandha helps promote fertility. I'm not sure about a diet that sways gender. I never have checked one out.

Babies finding new sounds is always fun LOL

The sleepover went well. Miss. B's friend has 3 sisters. Bless her poor daddy's heart. They seem like nice people. I do believe they moved here to get out of the questionable school system in Humbodlt City Schools. It's just a feeling I got from her dad.

Miss B woke up this morning with a scratchy throat, a headache, and a lot of sinus drainage It's some serious sinus issues, but strep is going around so I had her checked. She's now on Prednisone for the next 5 days. She's been having growth spurts and has been eating me out of house and home. I hope i have enough groceries for the week! emoticon





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Eva: I spent $10 on Friday on a new badge, $10 on a new ID, and then went on Amazon and spent $10 on a new lanyard. Sunday I found my ID. So now I am kicking myself for not just waiting. But I have yoga on Mondays and really didn't want to wait the weekend only to not find it and not be able to go to yoga when I returned on Monday.

Today I start my "girl diet". We're trying to sway for a girl this time around (from what I've learned so far I actually had a spot on sway for a boy last time if I'd been trying for one!), so I am changing my diet and trying to lower my pH to help sway towards a girl. It's called the "low everything" or "LE" diet. For a girl you're supposed to eat acidic, avoid alkaline, avoid meat, and eat low calorie with low nutrients, particularly low on sodium and potassium. You're also supposed to do regular cardio but avoid weight lifting. They recommend intermittent fasting by skipping breakfast, but I can't skip any meals because of my medication and epilepsy so I will just work on keeping my calories low. The pH is the most important thing, though. So I am having some pH strips delivered tomorrow and when I see what I'm sitting at I can adjust my diet to compensate. Breakfast today was Quaker oats with butter and cinnamon. Lunch will be either a salad or some steamed veggies. My work is catering in Qdoba for us to make our own rice bowls, which I love, but I know the sodium is off the charts for food like that so I will not be partaking emoticon I'm not sure how DH and I are going to handle dinner while we try for baby. I might just start doing a protein shake for dinner. I've been considering that for awhile anyway, since I go to bed so soon after eating that it's been giving me heartburn. I have some grapes and yogurt for snacks, but I think I might have DH pick me up some cheese sticks, too.

I told my boss about our trying for little man since I had doctors appointments to see if I was ovulating and to run tests. I am on the fence about telling her this time. I had that warning about my attendance and a pregnancy means my attendance will be awful again with appointments and maternity leave, I kind of want to just wait and tell her once I am pregnant. But I don't know how I will explain the doctor visits once we start the medication. I know it's not really any of her business, but she will ask if I am okay once I start sending in the time off requests.

Speaking of little man, he learned a new sound yesterday. He figured out how to vibrate his voice and now he sounds like a little bleating goat emoticon

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Eva - sorry to hear about your MIL. Part of the health cycle seems to be fear of losing control. Glad to hear she has a scrip for PT - DH goes 3x/week and it is helping his pain - I am hopeful you MIL will consider it.
Helping your mom seek financial advice is super (not to mention all else you did). She'll definitely want to turn that lump sum into a financial vehicle @ minimum to shield it from additional taxes.
Can't wait to hear about the sleepover.

Warm lazy weekend here.
Loving it!
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Feline: did you ever find your ID?

I don't wear makeup usually. I'm a bit lazy and no one looks at me in school pick up line lol.

Kali: more information is always good. I hope they do find the root of the matter.

Well Friday mom and I found a pair of frames she thinks she can live with for a while. They only cost $18 above what her voucher covered and she was happy with that. Trifocals are not cheap so she always me help her find a pair that she can keep for a while. Then we came back to my house and I filled out her paperwork for her. It was just easier that way and let her sign it. She lost her marriage license and needed it for the retirement paperwork so we made a trip to the courthouse to get a new copy. By the end of the day we had her pension papers mailed. Our next venture is to the bank. She will have a lump sum payment from her current employer in addition to her 401k. We need to ask questions so we know what to do with that lump sum to best benefit her. She can't keep it in checking. She'll blow it.

MIL went to her doctor's appointment Friday with the pain management doctor. She's mad. She wants surgery on her neck again. He told her there is nothing to operate on. She has mild to moderate osteoarthritis and muscle loss because she doesn't exercise. He recommended physical therapy 3 days per week. Turns out her PC had given her the same recommendation a week before along with a "prescription" for her to take to one of the 3 places that does PT and takes her insurance. She told me yesterday when we hooked up her TV we got her for Christmas she wasn't going. So we start the cycle of doctors visits over again. If the cycle holds she will go to the heart doctor, then the gastroenterologist, back to the PC, and on to the pain management doctor. It's takes about 6-7 to make the cycle.

Miss B had a sleepover last night. First time at this friend's house. She we talked she was all giggles. I bet I get an earful when she gets home.

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Eva - love the profile pic. Never think you are too nosey - that's the great thing about emoticon We get it...
How did the glasses adventure turn out?
And definitely need a frame for Ms. B's pic.
Feline - not that emoticon scale numbers are fun, but muscle weighs more than fat.
Hope you find your ID or they make a new one for you soon.

Neurosurgeon visit went well - X-rays standing and bending showed some more impingement. Still not sure what the root cause of pain is, but more info is always good.
Looking forward to a sunny weekend!


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Eva: I think what we're going to do is try on our own at first and if we're not pregnant by June ask for the prescription. My goal is to be pregnant by my birthday (October 25th). My husband got me a baby last year and I want one again this year emoticon

I didn't try the puffs myself, but they've got a thick layer of powder on them that makes them nice and soft and they smell really good. They give him very peanut buttery breath when he's done eating.

I don't wear makeup except for on very special occasions.I think the last time I wore makeup was my job interviews, and since I had to work at my previous job the days of my interviews I may not have even worn makeup then. The last time I clearly remember wearing makeup is my wedding emoticon

Well, I looked everywhere and just couldn't find my work ID. So I can't access the gym again today and I've sent an email to our building manager asking how I get a new one. I just have no idea where it could have gone. I go through the same routine every night - I take little man inside, set his carseat on the chair, put my coat on the couch, put my ID in my purse, then take little man upstairs to change. I emptied out my purse, checked my coat pockets, looked around the chair and the couch, looked upstairs - nothing! I briefly thought I must have left it at my OBs office, but I would have needed to get back into the office after the appointment so I couldn't have done that.

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Feline: The good news is you and your doctor are mostly on the same page. You'll have to let us know what you and DH decide about the meds for baby #2.

I'm glad Little Man likes his puffs! I've heard moms of non-allergic kids just really praise them so they must be tasty.

Jim's had his card compromised a time or 2. They usually just shut down his card and leave mine alone and ask us to come to verify the purchases.

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Eva: According to their scale I've gained 6lbs since I started working out regularly and cutting my calories back down, so I am disheartened. She and I spent a long time talking about my weight and she said it sounds like I am doing all the right things so to just keep at it. She also mentioned that she thought pre-pregnancy I'd actually gotten too skinny, and despite the BMI scale saying I was healthy she recommends I actually not get lower than maybe 175. I told her about my thoughts about weight and pregnancy - I'd considered losing all the weight before getting pregnant again, but I know that kind of up and down is really bad for you so my thought was I would have the second baby then lose all the weight. She said there was some merit to that line of thinking, and I could also take 6 months to lose some weight before beginning to try but she wouldn't recommend I wait longer than 6 months to begin trying because I turn 35 next year and if I want to use the medication again it becomes less effective after I am 35 (plus all the complications and things that increase after 35, and I'm already high risk when I'm pregnant). Normally they have the patient try for 6-12 months before putting them back on the medication, but she said with my history and my age she's not going to make me do that. So when we're ready to start the prescription I'm just supposed to shoot her an email and she'll send it on to my pharmacy. I started prenatals this morning so we're going to take a month to get those and my other vitamins going in my system and begin trying in March but DH is on the fence about going straight for the prescription since there's a chance that giving birth could have fixed my infertility.

DH got the card fixed. Somebody tried to use it to buy some stuff from Nintendo and our credit union froze the account until we could tell them if it was us or not. We've had problems lately with gas scanners, so he probably got his card copied at one of them or something.

I got those Bamba puffs you mentioned, and little man is addicted to them! If he can see the bag all he wants to do is munch on them.

Kali: Good luck with all the medications and doctors! It sounds like things are moving in the right direction.

Daycare closed yesterday so I didn't get a workout in, and not only did I pinch a nerve in my back (so no video for me) but I somehow forgot my ID for work today so I can't even access the gym to do the recumbent bike. I was counting on the extra workouts to counteract the Girl Scout cookies I had in lieu of meals yesterday emoticon

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Kali: Good luck with the neurosurgeon consult. Please let us know what they say. I hope it's good news. I really hope they get a balance of meds that make life easier for you and DH.

Don't be sorry for the TMI. I asked because I've been concerned but I don't want to be too nosey either, so if I am nosey just tell me it's none of my business.

Dinner will be early tonight. We have to leave here at 5:30 for Miss B's BETA club induction. She's so excited.

Tomorrow is a paperwork kind of day, retirement paperwork for mom and volunteer applications for mom, Miss B. and me. I also have to take mom to order new glasses. That part of the day will be fun. She generally tries on stuff she know she won't wear just to see if she looks silly. My job is to take pictures so she can put on her regular glasses and actually see what she looks like with the frames she likes.

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Eva - love the idea of you as little miss riding hood and another 'proof' that Ms. B. is growing.
What a great idea to put together an analysis of technology options - with so many competing plans, it's difficult to chose. The (perhaps) good thing is there are options without contracts.

Sorry - this will be TMI.
Since both the RLS and diuretic are 2x/day, we're still experimenting. (Not to mention an additional RLS med is bedtime...) The last diuretic (which is also a BP med) is 2:00 pm, coinciding with the muscle relaxant...
Good temporary news is DH is napping in the morning, plus we just got permission to take the bedtime RLS med every other day before stopping.
He slept well last night without it, so keep your fingers crossed.

Winter is back today - some snow is int he forecast later, but we're expecting minimal accumulation. Tomorrow is the neurosurgeon consult - forward we go!

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Feline: How was the OB appointment?

I think you've made some going choices for Little Man's birthday.

Any news on what happened tot he accounts?

Kali: Hopefully you and the PT can figure out a solution that works best for you. I hope the doctor can figure out a solution for the diuretic vs muscle related issue. With my mother they have her take the diuretic early in the day and her RLS med at night. I'm not sure if that's an option for you though.

Miss B claimed my new raincoat. It's just as well. I believe it's mislabeled as it's a bit tight int he shoulders. S I ordered myself a replacement yesterday. I went for a wine red short trench with a hood. I use to avoid reds, but I suppose I'm getting near 40 I'm embracing that's one of my best colors... Jimmy said I'm going to look like Little Red Riding Hood on rainy days LOL.

I also took the time to work up a table of my mom's options for phone, internet, and tv so she can make heads or tails out of the numbers. She has the fear of making the "wrong" decision on services. It goes back to abusive marriages. She often took a lot of heat for "wrong" decisions. Her husband isn't like that, but old fear dies hard. So I figure if I lay it all out in a chart, she can take it home and talk to him. He'll say, "Whatever you think," and she'll make a choice. But with it all in one handy dandy table, she'll feel more confident in the decision.





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Eva - glad to hear you had a 'normal' day. The Gaylord sounds exciting - your little girl is definitely growing up!

Feline - Little Man's gifts sound great and sounds like you'll make up for missed exercise. WTG on the 2020 Lymphoma Walkathon.

PT went well. We have confirmation the nerves are pinched and causing leg problems. Now we just need a solution. Seems like an eternity as the muscle relaxant and diuretic are working against each other... Needing to pee and having relaxed legs.

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Eva: Not yet. Although DH suggested we get lunch to go today while I'm out for an OB appointment this afternoon so maybe he did? He didn't mention it if he did, I'll have to ask when he picks me up. It's my annual appointment but I am going to be asking about the finer points of planning for a second baby. Chief on my mind is since we used medication to get little man can I use it again? Or will they make me try without assistance for a year first? I'm also curious about her suggestion on an age gap. My mom groups have almost unanimously said a 2-3 year age gap is the best, so I'm wondering when we should start trying for that.

We've tried two different sippy cups, Mam and Nuk, and little man can't get anything out of either of them. I'm planning on getting him some weighted straw cups and a 360 cup instead.

DH and I picked little man's gifts for his birthday, we're getting two smaller gifts (a stuffed animal and a toy truck) and one larger gift (a splash pad). A nice variety and I think he should have fun with all of them. When the weather warms up he can play on the splash pad with his cousin, too. She'll have a blast playing with him.

I woke up at 3:30 this morning to tiny hands being shoved into my mouth to pull my lip down. Little man had decided it was play time for some forsaken reason. I failed at convincing him sleep was cool, so I made him a bottle and we snuggled for an hour. After he dozed back off I slept for an extra hour, making DH late for work and me miss out on my workout. Since I have that OB appointment this afternoon I don't get to take an actual lunch break so no working out for me today. I'll have to try to make up for it later this week. Double time! emoticon

I got signed up yesterday for the 2020 Lymphoma Walkathon. This will be my 6th year walking in it, I think. I've already raised $190!

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Feline: Did you find out what happened with the accounts?

Little Man might be ready for a sippy cup with the controlled flow valve. Just a thought. Miss B started using sippy cups around his age.

Kali: How was PT? I hope DH is doing better today.

My first concerts were when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My mom took a weekend job working the ticket gates for the summer music series at Big Buck Landing. She would get 2 free tickets, one for me and one for my older cousin, who served as my babysitter. The cousin checked in on my at regular intervals but between us, she was a terrible babysitter. I could have just gone to the ticket gate regularly and been just as safe. Anyway, I remember Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Del Reeves. George Jones was supposed to show, but never did, which was par for the course at that time. There were several bluegrass bands and some local bands as well. That's aside from going to Memphis in May when it was still just a free weekend concert series with local bands playing while people cooked BBQ.

Miss B and I watched movies on Netflix while she waited for paint to dry and I waited for clothes to dry. Her coin bank parts for the 4-H contest are mostly complete. Cue a hot glue gun session.

Today I'm back to my version of normal for the most part. I'll be picking up my youngest niece today. Her mom has an appointment in Nashville and won't be back in time to meet the bus in the rain. There's no need in her walking home if it's raining so she'll come home with me for an hour or so. That means I'll listen to the girls chatter about the upcoming BETA induction and spring break. They are excited. Miss B asked for a night at the Gaylord for her birthday (tall order but by the time I spend a fortune and hours on end making a party it's really not that far off in cost.) We have an extra bed, so we're taking the niece too. Spring Break is a couple of weeks before Miss B's birthday, but she didn't fuss when we suggested making the trip early.





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Eva - The Masked Singer Tour should be great clean fun!
Your patio project sounds great. We tore out 4'x4' pavers and replaced them with a poured (stamped) concrete slab about 8 years ago. (I got tired of 'attempting' weed control and settling). A good landscape fabric and acrylic grout should give you years of maintenance free use.

Feline - sounds like a fun variety of Valentines food and Little Man is growing by leaps and bounds. We love our outdoor space and if you decide to build a deck, you can leave your slab in place. (We have a deck and walk and insurance paid for repair after the last tornado/hail storm.)

Loving the warmer temps and emoticon
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Eva: I found some nice rails on Amazon that were recommended by some women in my mom groups, so I've added them to my wishlist. When our tax refund comes in after paying off some of our outstanding medical bills, my school fee, and little mans birthday I am hoping we have enough to buy them. I checked Target but they don't appear to have any that will fit our bed. I saw one of the bumper rails, but he's a climber and I'm worried he'll just haul himself right over one of those.

DH was going to make stuffed meatballs and garlic bread for our Valentine's dinner but decided with the home visit there wouldn't be enough time so offered to get me the Vietnamese place with their special Valentine's tea. But the guy from the home health was over half an hour late, which ran our dinner into little man's bedtime, so we grabbed sandwiches at a fast food place, ate in the car, and when we got home I headed upstairs to bed with an overtired and crying baby and DH went downstairs to play video games. Such a romantic night. He bought me the Vietnamese sandwich on Saturday, but they no longer had their Valentine's tea, and he made the meatballs on Sunday (but didn't make garlic bread), where we discovered I actually make better meatballs than he does.

Little man very persistently kept trying to steal my meatballs, though. And he went on a bottle strike for the first time Sunday afternoon - he just WOULD NOT drink from his bottle. He happily ate his purees, though. He's definitely ready for some more solid food. He doesn't like the texture of new foods though, so I've started adding oatmeal to his purees. He seems to love it. I think steamed veggies will be on the menu soon. Nice and soft, and he loves his veggie purees so hopefully he likes those.

My first concert was Joan Jett. She was playing outdoors at a monster truck rally here, so my mom took me and my brother to the rally. She let me have a belly shirt with one of the trucks on it (Grave Digger I think) and took me to the concert. We even got to ride in one of the trucks. I felt so cool.

I'm trying to convince DH we need a deck or a patio or something outside our back door. Right now there's a cement slab. It's not very big and it's definitely ugly. I'd absolutely love a sunroom or a four seasons room but I don't think we could afford that, plus it's not very practical with the hail and tornadoes in our area. But a deck or patio would be great. A safe place for little man to play, a convenient place for our grill, and if it's designed right we could even let the cats outside a little.

Mercury is definitely in retrograde. We woke up this morning to an unknown charge on our card, and our card being frozen because of it. DH tried to call about it only to find out the call center is closed because of the holiday. So we have no access to any of our accounts for the the day.

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Latisha: Excellent advice.

Kali: I take it the family tree is coming along nicely?

Saturday morning I purchased tickets for the Masked Singer National Tour. It's coming to the Ryman in Nashville this summer. Miss B. has never been to a concert. This is a venue where she can have the experience and it be clean entertainment. Jim and I talked about it. He hasn't been to a concert since 1991(Garth Brooks) and I haven't been to one since 1996 (Law of Nature).


It was finally warm enough to enjoy some time outside yesterday. The yard is too wet to do any work. My bunch played ladder ball. When Miss B. got tired of the game she went to bound in the trampoline while Jim and I talked about tearing down the deck and beginning to build a new patio. I've done the math. A patio will cost about the same as a deck, but it won't require as much upkeep. He finally listened to the reason that large paving stones will be easier for us than pouring a slab. We're looking at putting a roof over it, lean-to style. He's figuring how to reclaim the wood that's good for another project. The first order of business, when the rainy season passes, tear down the old deck so that the ground can dry out some.

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Bella - too much fun when folks get in a tizzy....

Eva - sounds like a great outing especially the Jumanji next level.
I'm with you on the cost of some pups (and cats) and always sad when people try to tame 'wild' animals.

Latisha - Amen on the breathing and moving on!

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Latisha: I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Feline: definitely time for side rails. I got Miss B.'s from Target many moons ago.

Congratulations on taxes and convincing the school to take a 50% lump sum payment.

That movie was Zombies 2! It was cute. I think there will be a #3.

Kali: I'm glad you are well! I can imagine what your talking about. I do the grocery run on Friday mornings really early. Like 7:30 am. The place looked like it was being overrun by half asleep men and women. Usually it's dead at the time of day.

Bella: I always cook the day of Valentine's and then we go out on the Saturday closest to the holiday. I'm not waiting 2 hours for a meal I usually wait only 20 minutes to get. I'm with you. It is too crowded!

We enjoyed Jumanji the next level. Grandpa Eddie and his friend Milo cracked me up when they dropped into their game avatars by trying out their new joints. I was feeling them on having good knees!

Dinner was good. We went to Cheddar's so everyone could get what they wanted.

In-between we stopped by the pet expo. The parrot rescue from Nevada always sets up there and we give a donation. You can apply to adopt a bird as well. Someone was selling marmosets and short tailed possums. It made me a little sad. Those creatures are not pets. They need to be in a zoo or a reserve somewhere if they can't be in their actual habitat. We did see some pretty puppies, but I couldn't help by think I could adopt 30 dogs and cats for the cost of this one dog. Breeders have their place, no doubt, but I'm just not cut out to buy one.

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"snowmageddon" @KALIGIRL emoticon People get the same way here in PA, too. It can get a bit insane.

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Feline - congrats on finished taxes. Glad the school agreed to 50% and hope you find a safe solution for your little guy.

Bella - We ate @ home too, although I needed to run to the store for a few items.
emoticon the people buying gifts (@ a grocery store) would make one think they were planning on snowmageddon.

No plans for the day other than enjoying the rising temps and sun!

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day. My husband and I don't take the day too seriously but we will go out to dinner tonight. Valentine's Day being on a Friday would have been too crowded in any restaurant for us.

Have a great weekend.

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Latisha: Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Eva: Is that the same Zombies that's on Disney+ or is it a new one? I hadn't heard anything about a new Disney premiere!

Little man has started sleep crawling recently. He mostly just kind of shuffles around in a circle, kind of like a dog or cat getting comfortable, but occasionally he starts wandering out towards the edge of the bed. Typically I wake up when he starts moving and just gently pull him back towards me and he settles back in against me. This morning I didn't fully wake in time and he wandered off the edge of the bed emoticon He belly flopped so he was more startled than anything. Very minimal crying, just wanted hugs and then he saw his empty bottle on the nightstand and started babbling for food. After sucking down a bottle it was right back to dreamland snuggled firmly in my arm. My BFF is telling me this means it's time to move him into his nursery, but I am not comfortable with that at all. If his crib was smaller I'd totally sidecar it to the bed but it won't fit in the bedroom. He hates his pack n play, he doesn't even like being put in it to play when I need both hands free for something. So I think bed rails are the best option.

My work is catering a Valentine's lunch for us this afternoon. I don't know what all is involved but they've told us the main course will be soup, which is perfect for the chilly weather. It was 5 degrees this morning when we left for daycare. The only bad thing is they will start lunch at 11:30, and my lunch break is 1:00, so I will have to eat early if I want to actually get anything. Eating early means I probably won't want to work out when my lunch break comes around, and it also means I will probably want an extra snack because I typically eat every two hours or so.

I filed my taxes this morning. TurboTax costs $80 for state and federal, so next year I might re-check out CreditKarma and see if the $80 is worth continuing with TurboTax. But the refund we're getting will pay off my school fee (they agreed to pay 50% of the fee if I gave them a 50% lump sum payment) and for little man's birthday supplies. I have so many things I want to get him so I need to sit down with DH and decide once and for all what we're getting him as a present emoticon

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Eva - love that you take care of MIL's hair and are feeling better.
Your Valentine's plans sound perfect and Ms. B definitely has photographic talent.

Latisha - good to see you and love your affirmations! Same to you.

Feline - sounds like a great Valentine's day.

My health is great - 2 days of strength training and treadmill, 3 days of yoga, 1 day of Nia and Chopra Meditation. I'm not pursuing any medical solution to the hiatal hernia as a daily dose of clarity is taking care of the chronic cough and esophagus looks healthy. (Thanks for asking Eva).
We're zeroing in on DH's issues - Have to emoticon that it seems to be taking forever - even @ our age...

Happy V-Day all.

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Happy Valentine's Day!!

Latisha: Good Morning! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Feline: I'm glad you got the appointment rescheduled. I think keeping the appointments for doctors that keep Little Man in his home health needs is the best course of action. If it was just a monthly check-up with his pediatrician I might say different.

Miss B. entered a 4-h photo contest. This was her entry. She took it at the St. Louis Zoo. She's still getting used to her camera and I still have to help her with the software end of things, but she has a pretty good natural talent.


For next month she builds an operational penny bank.

I'm off to do my weekly shopping. Then I"m home to make my chocolate chip cookies and lasagna. We'll round out the night by catching up on The Masked Singer and maybe catching Disney's Zombies. It premieres tonight. Tomorrow we will go watch Jumani: The Next Level and eat a late lunch/early dinner. That's Jim's treat for me and Miss B.



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Latisha: Good morning, and happy Friday Eve emoticon

Eva: This morning was -3, with a "feels like" of -23! We got little man all bundled up (which he complained mightily about) and headed out. He looks adorable in his fox coat - it has a hood with ears and eyes!

I got the appointment rescheduled for the end of the month. DH wanted to cancel outright since this doctor asks to see him every month and doesn't really do anything but give him a physical, but it's his respiratory therapist and she controls his home health team so I don't feel like I can refuse to go see her.

I have a few different puffs and crisps on little man's wish list: Bamba, sweet potato, banana cream, cheddar, and carrot/mango. I just need the go ahead from DH to order a few. I think the daycare might be giving him puffs because he came home with a near empty tube in his bag the other day.

I hit the gym yesterday for the recumbent bike, and got to work early enough this morning to do the full video. I'm trying to decide if I want to stay at my desk and read over lunch or hit up the recumbent bike again.

DH said he won't make the meatballs I want tomorrow night because of the home health visit, but he will get me dinner and the special Valentine's Day tea from the Vietnamese sandwich shop. He will make meatballs Saturday or Sunday night instead. I am deciding between peppery chicken and five-spice pork for the sandwich.

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Good Morning - Happy Thursday! Fill yourself with positive energy and shine! May this day bring you showers of radiant light to lift your spirits and bring you joy. May love fulfill your heart and send happiness your way. May angels bestow many blessings upon your life, and light your way with peace.



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Kali: Hopefully you're ready for the deep freeze and a certainly hope PT went well! How is your DH doing? Any word on what they will do for your hernia?

Feline: I hope you got the appointment rescheduled.

You'll have to let me know if Little Man likes the puffs in general. Of course, Miss B. couldn't have BAMBA, but she loved sweet potato puffs. There's also peanut butter Cherrios. I imagine the caution for the eggs has to do with texture.

I'm feeling much more myself today. No headache. Which is good because I may need to go build an ark because of all the rain. All that hammering might get loud emoticon

I'm headed to MIL's to do a haircut unless she calls it off this morning. I doubt she will. She's in a pretty good mood, she's had 3 doctor's visits in 2 weeks and another appointment. Now there's nothing serious going on that they have found, and nothing at all we didn't already know about, but these days she seems happiest if she's in a doctor's waiting room.



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Eva: I am allergic to peanuts, but it's not so severe that I can't be around them. The powder from actual peanuts bothers me a little but the smell of peanut butter doesn't. I didn't ask his pediatrician about when to start allergens (she only warned about waiting on eggs until he'd tried a few table foods successfully first) so he's already tried peanut butter. He loves it and didn't have a reaction to it. He tried it on its own, mixed with banana puree, mixed with apple puree, and mixed with oatmeal. His favorite is mixed with apple puree. I'll have to look into the Bamba puffs.

DH came upstairs to shower and didn't wake me up, he just got into the bed and went to sleep himself, so we definitely did not make it out on time to get to the appointment. I tried to cancel the appointment on their health portal but it was too late for that, so I tried calling but they weren't open, so we just didn't show up. I'll schedule a new appointment later today. That means I didn't make it in time to do any of the video so I'll probably be down in the gym on the recumbent bike over my lunch again.

I hope you feel better today. Migraines are no joke.

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BellaMemaw - I agree. Sometimes sleep is the best healthy choice.

Eva - glad Ms. B wants to wear her special dress for Easter and you're there to help your mom. So much can be lost in 'remembering'....
Sending anti-migrane thoughts your way

Feline - glad Little Man is feeling better and you are getting a chance to exercise your mind and body.

PT and plumbing work today + preparing for the deep freeze tomorrow - good news is it's predicted to last only one day!



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Feline: Is he approved for trying peanut products? I can't remember if you have a peanut allergy (I know it's a tree nut allergy). If you can be around them and he's approved for trying them, Bamba puffs is a good idea. It looks like a Cheeto but is coated in peanut powder. It's something I've seen recommended in my food allergy groups for babies of families fighting food allergies.

I hope Little Man's appointment goes well.

I think I'm taking today in radio silence. I feel fine, but Monday I had a stress-related migraine. Yesterday I felt off, like you do post migraine. Today I'm feeling better, but I think a lack of annoyance is in order. And if I take many phonecalls with barking dogs in the back ground I'll be right back in migraine territory.





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Eva: Little man seems to be feeling better. I need to buy him some puffs or something because he's starting to want snacks between his purees and bottles. My in-laws bought him some teething cookies but he's not old enough for them yet. He's only 8 months old and already a little black hole!

You're right, I didn't think about having to help little man with his homework. That's going to be one of my parenting duties for the most part, though I will probably have to call on DH or my brother once we start getting past basic math and science (or even my niece, she's been winning school awards for her math abilities - she could tutor her cousin!). The more I think about it the worse going back sounds.

I've never had a green thumb, if my cats didn't eat my plants I killed them. I couldn't even keep succulents or cacti alive. I am looking at some outdoor toys for little man for the warmer weather since we have a good sized yard, though. A water table, a small wading pool, a sprinkler. I don't know if we can get all (or any) of them but I've added them to his Amazon list so other people can see them, too. My in-laws refuse to look at his suggestion list but my family appreciates having it available. It's mostly clothes (he's growing SO FAST - I put on a 6 month outfit this morning and couldn't snap it!) but there's a lot of toys and books on there, too, and of course I keep it updated with the formula and diapers he uses in case anyone wants to help out (my FIL likes to send us formula which is really helpful).

Little man has a follow-up respiratory appointment bright and early tomorrow morning at 7:45, so I will probably be dropped off at work around 7:00. I might actually get through the whole belly blasting video! I didn't make it to work on time to do the video this morning, but I did remember to bring my book in (I'm reading a few books right now, but the one in my purse is "Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love") so I think I will take it down to the gym with me over my lunch break and see if I can get 20 minutes on the recumbent bike in.

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Feline: I hope the home visit goes well. Surely DH can follow your list.

I think the journal from Little man is an excellent gift!

I hope he's feeling better. There's a norovirus here going around. He may have had a touch of that.

I think you know if you'll want to return to school or not. If you are enjoying the freedom, then maybe you can figure out the financial end. Just a mom note, Little Man's homework will also be your homework. You or DH will be his study buddy when that time comes. More so in the early grades. If it's anything like Miss B. he'll have to read to you regularly.

Bella: I'll be so happy when my flowers start blooming! we've had so much rain I have a pond instead of a back yard but I'm hopeful that means we will have a beautiful lush spring.

Thank you both about Miss B. The dress was bought specifically for the daddy/daughter dance but it's one she can/will wear again. She's mentioned wearing it for Easter. And I'm fine with that. I just can't get over how grown up she looks.

Today I'm helping my mom with her retirement calls. I'm glad I'm a good note taker! I had expected her to want me to go with her to the doctor, but it's just a check-up to refill prescriptions.



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@MRS_EVA_K She looks beautiful and so happy emoticon Enjoy every second. Our kids really do grow up so fast! @GOODFELINE I hope your son is feeling better. There are so many germs 'going around'.

We have another day of beautiful rain. It's a light, but consistent rain. At this point, I imagine we'll have a very lush Spring!

My husband and I are already planning camping trips and I'm so looking forward to my wildflowers again this year.

I slept in this morning and missed my morning workout. Sometimes sleep is the best workout!

I have to get ready for work. I hope everyone has a beautiful day! Bella/Pat

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Eva: What a great dress! Did she get it special for the dance?

Little man got sent home early on Thursday because he was throwing up at daycare. DH reports he was very fussy after he took him home and kept calling for me (he now says "dada" and "mama"), and I ended up taking him to bed early Thursday night and staying home with him Friday. He got in some excellent naps, took his first solo supported steps (holding onto the couch), and had some oatmeal for the first time (which he kept down!). He woke up extra early this morning wanting to snuggle and play so we took him to daycare, fingers crossed.

Thursday I got an email from the Assistant Dean of Students at my [former] school. He's offering to waive the 8-year time limit for me so I can go back and finish my program when little man is older without worrying about getting enrolled in the next three years. It's very generous of him but I am not sure how I feel about the offer. I've really been enjoying the freedom of not being in school - I've finished 3 books since leaving and my yearly goal was 5! I haven't been able to truly read for fun in years. We're stressed about money, of course, but otherwise things are more relaxed without having to constantly worry about my dissertation deadlines. I had figured I'd consider the merits of returning once little man was in school (that way we could both be working on homework) but it hasn't even been a month yet and I don't know that I want to return to that kind of strict structure.

We have our next home visit from the respiratory team on Friday to check on little man's oxygen equipment, order any new supplies we need, and just generally make sure he's in a safe environment. I'll need to clean up the bedroom a bit (I am a horrible clothes-piler) and make sure DH knows the supplies I think we need (I'd like a new cannula for the concentrator in the bedroom and a second one for the tank we keep in the den that for some reason does not have one). After their visit DH will pick little man up from daycare then come get me, and then he's going to make me a Valentine's dinner of stuffed meatballs and garlic bread. It will probably be a later dinner since we have the home visit, so it will mostly likely be eat dinner then up to bed for me. I got him a small gift from little man - it's a cheesy journal with a cover that says "First I stole your heart then I stole your bed Happy Valentines Day, Daddy".

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Kali: You have an adulting list. Do you ever wish you had a kid's to-do list just one day?

Thank you. about Miss B. You can certainly see the woman she is to become. And thanks for noticing his tie! I ended up having to order that thing LOL. He tries to match each year. It's a sweet gesture on his part.

Today my yoga was aimed at my sciatica. I'm planning an indoor walk later today because of the rain. That's after the Monday chores. Tomorrow my mom goes to the doctor. I'm not sure if she wants me to go with her or not. Last time I tattled on her. Then I have more taxes for the neighbor to work on. My own adulting list.

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Eva - she looks grown up and gorgeous! What a wonderful event. Love that Dad's tie matches her dress.

Laundry started, shopping in the offing and hot tub cleaning on the to do list.
We'll see what gets accomplished...
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Kali: I'm thankful you have an excellent team looking after you and DH. And that he took that shot! He might be running circles around you in a few days.

And they're off! She looks so grown up.







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Feline - glad you are getting a second opinion.

Eva - waiting for those pictures! Love that you are a sideline investigator - always good to keep those skills honed.

DH finally got a cortisone shot for his painful hip. It literally has taken years... They are also changing his meds to take care of fluid retention. Who knew it could cause painful joints? I think we have a health team that is top-notch and it's such a breath of fresh air.

Hoping to get out and enjoy the 40s + give the pup some exercise!

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Feline: You are probably right to say no. If your health insurance pays easily, it's probably needless recommendations to get that money. I think a second opinion is a good idea, but if he isn't aspirating when he eats he's probably fine.

I'm glad you're getting some sleep! I hope it continues through the weekend!

I suppose I'm lucky I did get far enough to have something useful to contribute. I also made it through Criminal investigation and the first semester of Criminal Justice. Jim says that's why I have such an obvious interest in every murder case that comes across the tv screen. I'm a sidelines investigator LOL. Though I really don't see how that will help aside from telling people how not to contaminate a scene.

The Daddy-daughter dance is tomorrow night! Stay tuned for pictures of Miss B and Jim. Her dress isn't her usual choice, but it fits her current style.



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Eva: Little man was sleepy this morning so hopefully he'll take a nap for them today. He's just so excited to be mobile and such a nosy boy that I think once he's around all those toys and other kids he forgets to sleep. The director said he's started helping to rock the other babies, lol. He falls asleep in the car on the way home and naps until we're home (last night he napped right to bedtime, woke up for our bedtime routine and a bottle, then went back down for the night).

Last night was decent sleep, too. Fell asleep around the same time as before and again slept until my alarm. It didn't wake little man, but I waited longer than I should have because he was snuggled so sweet in my arms. He woke up when I moved to get up to shower. He did not want to be awake but was placated by seeing both daddy and a cat - two for one!

At least you got a useful skill before dropping out. If you need help analyzing academic text or developing a soft science study, or want information on career and technical education, I'm your gal. Otherwise I don't have much to offer emoticon

I got a call on Tuesday from little man's ENT saying he needs to start feeding therapy based on his swallow test results. I was very confused as the people who had done the test said it came back fine, showing nothing was wrong, so I told her no. Then yesterday I got a call from the therapy center saying he needs to start feeding therapy and what would be a good time for me to begin that. I asked them why he needs therapy when I had been told everything was fine and she said he has a weak suck and a weak tongue. I sometimes can't get the bottle out of his mouth so he definitely does not have a weak suck. I don't know about his tongue, but he does great eating his purees and was able to get peanut butter off the spoon just fine, so I'd guess he's doing pretty good there, too. So I told her no. We'll discuss it again with his ENT next month at his appointment but I am not signing him up for feeding therapy when I don't think he needs it. I sent an email to the state early intervention program asking if they would do an assessment on him as a second opinion and I am waiting to hear back from them.

My winter coat looks awful, it's so dirty and stained. I need to remember to wash it this weekend. We have no plans this weekend that I am aware of so I should be able to get it into the washer without worry of needing it to go out.

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Feline: It only gets faster.

I wouldn't worry about Little Man skipping his naps. If he's sleepy, he'll sleep. Miss B stopped napping most days before she was a year old.

Glad the alarm doesn't wake Little man and I'm glad you got some sleep!

Yesterday I ended up at my MIL's helping her write her will. I never should have told anyone I made it through Wills and Estates before I had to drop out. Anyway, I have a feeling the married SIL isn't going to be happy. All MIL included were biological kids and grandkids.

My mom has asked me to help her make a budget for when she fully retires. She's gathering numbers so we can see where they are monthly and what can be trimmed back. I told her we need to make the moves now so that in April she's not just dangling on a thread.

It's going to be an interesting couple of months, helping her get it together...





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2/5/20 11:44 A

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Eva: DH said my snacks were fine. I'm iffy about it, they were out all day, but they were in unopened sealed containers so I'm giving them a try. They tasted fine this morning anyway.

Little man likes to sleep with his head on my chest or stomach, if he's too warm he'll flop off me onto the mattress but he doesn't like not being in contact so he kind of shuffles around the mattress trying to find me. I get worried he'll shuffle off the side of the bed since we can't afford bed rails yet so the best solution is to just keep the room at the temperature he likes. DH complains about the cold all the time, but little man and I like it.

The coffee lady does not seem to be in the office today. She doesn't have a set schedule, I think she just needs to work a certain number of hours because she is in different days every week.

I slept pretty well last night. I got tired at a reasonable hour and slept until my alarm, waking only a few times where I went right back to sleep after checking on little man. I think that's the first time my alarm has gone off in his entire life! It didn't wake him up, but he did wake up when I shouted in pain after being kicked by DH as he tried to force his way under the covers by my feet. I don't know why he doesn't just get into the bed where the covers open at the top if he's so cold, he insists on getting in at the bottom of the mattress instead.

Daycare reports that little man is still refusing to nap for them. He stopped napping for them the Monday after he figured out crawling and continues to refuse. He takes 3 naps a day at home on the weekends and holidays so he DOES nap, he's just refusing for them. I'm starting to get concerned he's not getting enough sleep during the day.

This morning for some reason little man just looked so grown up. It made me want to cry, he's so big now! He's crawling and standing and learning about new foods! He's gotta slow down for me emoticon

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2/5/20 6:59 A

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Feline: I'm sorry your left your snacks, but I'm glad your DH went shopping.

My youngest niece was a hot-natured sleeper. Her mom just made sure she was in pants and sleeves then let it go. It wasn't worth the blanket fight. If Little Man gets cool he will snuggle to you, a heat source.

Why would any adult make that kind of a mess? That just baffles me. I can see it would put you in a really terrible mood. I hope today she's more respectful of the workspace.

I swear workplaces need 504 plans to where allergy people can get reasonable accommodations. The request for a Hershey bar isn't unreasonable.

I'm sending good sleep vibes to you for tonight! I'm on a streak right now! Honestly the only swap, my "dessert" is a yogurt cup about 6:15 or 6:30 at night. I've found pineapple and a lemon meringue pie flavors that are satisfying my sweet tooth. We have dinner at 5 and I "close" the kitchen by 7. That makes it a good snack/dessert time.



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2/4/20 9:38 A

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Eva: DH slipped out to the store last night after little man and I settled into bed for the night. He picked me up some burritos for breakfast (we both forgot about my yogurt though) and soup for my lunches and some quick and easy dinners for the week. He also got me my favorite snack - pickles, cream cheese, and ham. Unfortunately I just realized I left the bag with those ingredients on the floor of the kitchen, so there goes my snack for the week emoticon He's not sure if he has bell choir tonight so he said we'd just get take-out tonight, that way if he does have bell choir he can just grab me something on the way home. I'll have to think about what sounds good.

I am a cool room pile o blankets kind of girl myself. Little man hates being covered, he kicks everything off. He initially falls asleep with his bottle with his legs covered by my blanket, but after his first sleep cycle he kicks everything off and rolls onto his tummy. At this point I end up having to push my own blankets down because he wants to sprawl partway on me and doesn't like the blankets being in the way. I let him be for awhile but get concerned over how cool he is so most nights I cover him to his waist with a soft cotton baby sheet. He tolerates that fairly well, though I sometimes wake to him having kicked it off. He's my little arctic baby.

It's my TOM so I am going to skip exercising today. I did yoga yesterday and will do yoga again tomorrow if I am not feeling as gross as today, we'll see how it goes. I stayed within calories yesterday but only got 5 glasses of water in. I was so busy at work I forgot to drink.

We were running quite late this morning so I didn't get into work until 8 and I was surprised to see a coffee pot sitting in the maker! But when I went over to it I saw it had been set up but she (I know exactly who did all this) didn't bother to start it. No big surprise, the floor has gotten so used to me being nice enough to take the time in the morning to make the coffee since I am usually the first one in that nobody else will make it now. So I got it started, set up the other coffee so it was ready to be brewed, put my stuff away, and left to let the pot fill while I got my office ready. I returned to her having opened the other coffee bag and poured the grounds out (?!) and hot coffee having been spilled on the coffeemaker, pot, counter, and floor because she didn't want to wait the 6 minutes for the pot to fill and pulled it out while it was brewing to stick her cup under the stream. Then she just left the mess there for me to clean. This isn't even the first time she's done that kind of thing. She's not a new or younger employee either, she's semi-retired working part-time until she fully retires. She should know better than to behave that way in a professional environment. I was already irritated over a fight with DH and discovering my request to the staff executive committee had been completely disregarded (I requested they add a plain milk chocolate item to the vending machine for those of us with nut allergies and saw they have added a new item - another peanut item). Now I am just sitting here seething.

Send me some of that sleep juju! I've been up all night the last few nights. Last night was a little better than the previous few, though, so hopefully tonight is incrementally better as well.

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2/4/20 6:52 A

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Feline: I hope something shakes loose on the payment front.

Miss B prefers a cool room and an extra blanket. It helps keep the passages open. But I can see how he was restless with a blanket instead of a sheet. It trapped the heat.

Hopefully, you can do a pick-up order and DH can get it one day this week. No gas station meals are not filling, particularly when you have so little sleep.

Miss B. enjoyed her first meeting for Beta. They elected next year's officers. She told me "I didn't know any of them very well so I listened to the speeches and voted for the candidate that sounded most prepared." Good strategy kiddo!

Practiced yoga this morning. It's going to rain today so I'll either get in a second practice with Adrienne or do an indoor walk. It depends on how I feel when I'm done with my mother's taxes.

I've slept really hard for the last couple of nights. I'm not complaining but I've actually made it all the way to my alarm and only woken up once in the night. I hope this particular streak continues! I've been considering getting a Fitbit again just to monitor my sleep patterns. Peri-menopause is making sleep feel erratic.



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2/4/20 6:50 A

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Mrs. Eva ~ The weekend was fun. Lots of walking and pushing my son in a wheelchair (he got hurt at a trampoline park). My eating was not too bad until Sunday, tracking was not on point.

Sounds like you had a productive weekend.

Today I have a sick daughter (could be two, my son has not come down for school) so I was up every 2 hrs monitoring her fever. Hope she sleeps today and fever stays broken. Really hope I don’t stress eat.

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Brittney ~ 16 yrs
Xander ~ 14 yrs
Bailie ~ 12 yrs

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2/3/20 9:43 A

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Eva: The school only offers those two plans, so it's the single payment or the three $1,000 payments. We'll have to do the payment plan since we absolutely cannot afford a single $3,000 payment, but I don't know where we're going to get $1,000 either.

I was disappointed in dinner. I opted for the grilled tofu to make it easier on my husband only to find out they hadn't updated their online menu and the vegan curry is now a permanent menu item and I could have had that after all. Then I realized they changed the grilled tofu recipe and it no longer includes their homemade butter mayonnaise, which I love. The drink was also a disappointment. There wasn't much honey in it, and the picture in the advertisement made it look like there would be a layer of red bean paste on the bottom but it was actually a mixture of whole red beans and boba. I couldn't decide if I actually liked it or not but I didn't finish it.

Little man and I had a rough night last night. He took a long time to fall asleep, which is unusual. If he doesn't fall asleep while drinking his bottle he's asleep within minutes after finishing it. Once he was asleep he was incredibly restless. Flopping around, crawling in his sleep, and crying. He just could not get or stay comfortable and I was constantly patting him back to sleep. The bedroom was unusually warm, which was probably part of it. He likes to be cool to the touch while he's sleeping. DH has somehow lost parts of every sheet set we have and the last time I asked him to bring some clean sheets upstairs he claimed he couldn't and covered the mattress in a mink blanket instead (he said it was soft and the bedroom is always too cold anyway). So between the mink blanket, body heat, and the cats it gets pretty warm. It didn't help that somehow the fan was turned down too low. After I turned the fan back up he settled down some and slept more peacefully, but unfortunately I didn't think to check the fan setting until late and I didn't get to sleep until nearly 1.

DH didn't go grocery shopping like he was supposed to this weekend so we have no food for the week. I should have double checked whether or not he was going to do it Sunday night after visiting his parents, if I'd known he wasn't going to I could have done an online order for him to pick up while he was out. But that means gas station meals for today. I grabbed a breakfast pizza slice for breakfast, but it's just not cutting it like my usual breakfast does and I am really struggling not to snack extra to try to fill my rumbling tummy. Lack of sleep, lack of proper food, and the Mondays is a bad combo for snacking.

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2/3/20 6:48 A

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Becky: How was your outing with the family?

Kali: I'm tired of wet. We've had a mild winter here, but the rain. My yard is a mud pit. I hope your clean up is going well.

I had a good weekend. too much football food, but it is what it is.

Volunteering went well for Miss B. She has her first beta meeting this morning before school She's excited. I lost my penny bet with Jim. But that was one heck of a basketball game. It was a 5 point game with less than 2 minutes left on the clock.

Saturday I changed my yoga routine up. I plan a simple version of Sun Salutations for this month.

This week I do mother's and the neighbor's taxes. Saturday night is the Daddy-daughter dance.



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Becky - sounds like a great day is in store for you.
Glad to hear you are ready for a new month.

Planning to get out and deal with the 'last' vestiges of snow and ice with the help of warm temperatures. Enjoying the longer days of light!

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I am so happy to see February.
January was rough, but not without its blessing for my family. I am ready to rock a hard food month while still enjoying life. Finding my balance this month is my goal.
Today’s challenge is going out to a theme park with the family after dinner. Plus side, lots of walking, fun, and food. It is rainy here today, so hopefully the park with not as crowded.
Looking forward to just being.

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Brittney ~ 16 yrs
Xander ~ 14 yrs
Bailie ~ 12 yrs

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Happy February all!
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Life is GOOD!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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