Q&E Babble

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Q&E Babble
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 7:34am

Okay, I give.   I am doing it.   I miss PPWM too much.

I want to babble.   I think you all want to babble.  So let’s babble here and then go back to PPWM when they finally get us fixed.   I know, it’s discouraging now, but I am too optimistic for my own good.   I do think iVillage will get this mess fixed.   One day. 

For those not on FB, Shelly is monitoring Waylon, debating on a trip to Pitt.   He ran a fever all day yesterday and most of the night.   At her last check in, he’s down to 99.   She’s calling the coordinator this morning.

I had my work party last night.   I took a platter of Jalapeno Cheese Grits.   I have never had 6 people ask me for a recipe before.   I heard they were, “on point” and “ready.”  I love it when I bring the most popular dish.   There wasn’t a scrap left.  

Off to get dressed for work.   As of 3:00 today I am done until January 2nd.   And then I can start counting down for my spring break beach trip.


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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 7:44am

Tracy, I assume there must be a very important reason to reschedule the games instead of just a cancellation?  There are only so many hours in a day and days in a week.... if a game is cancelled, it's cancelled..... but that is me... and I am not a softball mom or coach!  LOL

Shelly... I am wondering if maybe when Waylon sees Jeffery playing T-ball and how excited everyone gets about going to his games and watching him play that it might just make him want to eat to get better and play too.  I have also wondered if maybe Waylon misses all the attention he has been getting in the past and subconsciously doesn't eat much so that the attention, gifts, trips, etc. will continue?  I'm not saying he's faking or trying to make himself sick... it's a real condition that some adults get so I wondered if maybe it was something Waylon was suffering from too?  I was warned about it when I was diagnosed with BC ... told that after all the attention from a diagnosis of cancer and months of treatments, I might suffer a depression afterwards having to go back to "regular" life.   Just a thought...

My mom is doing okay... she still has not gained back all her strength and was pale as a ghost Saturday at family breakfast.  She is losing her hair and she had a pink hat on Saturday with the hood of a black hoodie pulled up over the pink hat.  I asked her why she had the hood up and she said that the hat looked funny.  I told her it shouldn't because after all, it IS the middle of winter (supposed to be spring but ... whatever) and it doesn't look funny wearing a winter hat.  If anybody looked funny, it was ME...  wearing a winter hat in the middle of summer! 

She had to use the restroom so I went to help her and she showed me her head.  Yep, she's losing that hair.... I think about 1/3 of it was gone so I asked her if she wanted me to go home with her and help her cut it down but she told me no, she wasn't ready yet... I know she will feel better after it's gone... seeing it go, in clumps, slowly is not fun.  I can say that because I've been there.  But, she has to realize this on her own. 

I go with her to her 2nd chemo session on Thursday and hopefully when I take her home afterwards she will let me cut her hair so it will be little short hairs falling out instead of the 3-4 inch hairs that are all over the place now.  

I took her some chili yesterday and Saturday I went to the store to find food she could warm up in her toaster oven.  She does not like to use the microwave for anything... something about what it does to the food.  So, trying to find something for her to eat while my dad is at work during the day is a little difficult since she says she is so weak and can only stand for a short while.  I got her some pizza rolls, cheese/peanut butter crackers, hot pockets, mozzarella sticks, frozen quessadillas, stuff like that for the toaster oven and I plan on continuing to make extra for supper and take it to them whenever I can.  Amber and Sheryl said they would do the same.  It is killing my sister not being here to help at all but I keep telling her not to feel bad... at least I've got my girls and Sheryl to help.

I better get to work... i've got tons to do!  Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!


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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 7:47am

Good Morning ladies!

Im mad as hell this morning! so my package was supposed to be delivered yesterday.... so I was all excited about that.... I decide to check the UPS site this morning... and it says that it was delivered yesterday morning, left at the front door...... Umm we were both home when it was supposedly delivered( I went outside earlier, and checked under the front step, and around the shed..).... so now I have to wait for UPS to open, so I can call and complain, and find out what I have to do. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sandy- love the drinking pugs pic!

Wow Tracy-7 days of softball!! Your DD is going to be one tired lady!

Shelly- glad you have an appointment coming up soon!

sorry so much to comment on, but Im too mad right now LOL

On a happy note... Im off today, yay!!! MIL is picking me up and Im going to WW to say hello...  and we will do some shopping afterwards! and I have a dinner date tonight! yay!!! chinese food with a co-worker of mine! shes got a new job, and saturday is her last day :(. so today is really the only time we will be able to go out to dinner....

Have a great tuesday everyone! its cold and gloomy here too, grrrrrrr

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Registered: 06-29-2007
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:20am

Morning ladies!

Shelly I hope Jeffrey likes T-Ball!!!

Tracy its cold here too! I am over it!

Renee you wake up in the middle of the night I can't imagine going in 2 hours earlier than that!!

My son is teething, and got shots, and has a cold...Guess who was up every couple hours thru the night and then again at 5 am?? ME!!! Ugh...oh welll. Evelyn has been having nightmares, we moved her room downstairs so I thought it was because she was down there and alone and scared, so we let her sleep on the couch upstairs now...and she is still having them. She woke up crying but she was actually awake last night we had to physically shake her to get her to wake up, and then she woke up again a few more times crying last night. She talks in her sleep and sometimes she says stuff like "Mommy help" or something like that, do I call her actually doctor for that? I don't know...Its scary though, poor girl....

Anyways Evey has PT and OT today and then I need to come home and clean...fun stuff

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:34am

Morning Ladies -

I was running late this morning and then Webster had an accident on the carpet that had to be cleaned up so that put me even further behind - sigh!

Well any way - Guss your poor baby girl.  That's not fun.  I would call her doctor it for sure won't hurt.  They may have some suggestions for you.

Daisy you are being a good daughter and I am sure your Mom appreciates it.  Especially since you have been down the same path yourself.  I didn't know your folks had a place in Florida.  Do they go very often?  

Tracy all I can say about 7 days of ball is at least you will know where she is and she won't have time to get into any trouble - lol.

Sorry about your lost package Mel. Hope they can track it down for you.

Renee I will say it again about getting up that early to go to work - you are a better person than I am!

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:08am

I am so tired - coming down with a cold. At least it waited until after concert week/Erick being out of town. I don't know how single moms cope  - Shelly and Tracy, you are amazing. Especially with all the activities your kids are involved in, Tracy, and all the medical issues, Shelly!

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:39am

Gus - you're poor girl.  I agree talking to your doctor won't hurt. 

Tracy - I agree with Daisy.  If you cancel, you cancel! ;)

Mel - I hope you get your UPS stuff figured out. 

Cara - I hope you feel better.  I have been sleeping like crap lately.  Brooklyn has a cough and slight temp...she coughed, what seemed like, all night last night.  I got up to get her some water only to walk into the kitchen to the most awful smell.  Damn dog pooed in his cage.  Grrr, so I cleaned that up and got Brooks her water only to find her asleep again.  I might take a Tylenol PM, just to sleep though the night tonight. 

I need to get some Easter stuff purchased.  What kind of things do you put in their baskets?  I try to limit the candy, especially since we still have Halloween and Valentine's candy!! 

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:57pm

They have to reschedule the district games.    You have to play those teams to accurately do the seatings for the end of year play-offs.   This is a varsity high school sport. That's a KY High School Athletic Association thing.  The other games are contracts between the 2 schools.   You sign a 2-year contract with them promising to play at one school one year and the other school the other year.   If you don't reschedule then the host school loses out on gate and concessions money.  

Our league games always reschedule too.   That was true of DS's rec league and DD's rec league.   There have been times where you run out of calendar and just can't get them all in, but that's a rare exception.   I can't imagine not making games up.  

Daisy, I didn't know your parents had a place in FL either.   Do you all ever go there?

Mel, have you traced your package yet?

Guss, it sure can't hurt to call your pediatrician.   I'd be rattled too. 

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:11pm

Got my package! it was delivered to a completely different street( south does NOT sound like scotch).... Thankfully the owner was nice enough to drop it off, and not keep it! DH says I should still call UPS and tell them I didnt get it.....

Gus- poor Evey how scary!

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:45pm

What was in the package Mel.  Your cloth diapers or the heart monitor thingy?

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:17pm

My cloth diapers!!  they are so cute!!!  I am going to call and complain that the driver needs to be more careful when delivering stuff because it ended up on the other side of the bloody park... grrrrrrrr