Q&E Babble

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Registered: 04-01-2002
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: 10-10-2003
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 4:32am

Only have a min but have to agree with Guss -

your kid hangs himself and you had no clue he was depressed- there are signs..

My 11 year old neice didn't like bullying so she started an anti bullying group!  they have went to girls scout groups and talked and to PTO meetings- 

I have to run ....

Happy Hump Day!

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Registered: 06-29-2007
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 6:53pm

Hello ladies:-)

Sandy sorry your MIL and Dad aren't doing well! I will keep them in my prayers, and you too that has to be rough...

Tracy that dress code is serious business, that is crazy!

Daisy I would talk to the nurse too, hopefully the other thing was just a cyst so they aren't breezing over it maybe???

Well to weigh in on the Christian school thing, Evey goes to a private Christian school for pre-school now. The price is decent, and there is no dress code(I mean they are 2 and a half to 4 year old kids in the school) and there are tons of school. I think for me the big thing would be the amount of students in the school, and the price, I think I remember you posting once about a very small school is this the same one? Kids need to be encouraged to be social, its something that have to learn and in a super small school that just isn't possible. Plus who really has like $600 a month to spend on tuition in this economy ya know? Evey's school is opening up a kindergarden next fall for $690 a month!!! That almost my mortgage! Anyways I think one of the big thing with bullies is that kids don't talk to their parents, it wouldn't be a big concern with me to send my kids to that school, because my kids talk to me as I am sure Waylon and Jeffrey do to you too. Its those kids who have those hands off parents who aren't involved that end up with the depression ya know? Worry about your kid being bullied BEFORE they are bullied will just give you gray hair:-) While its sad, it seems to me like somebody had their head in the sand for their kid to be so depressed they were suicidal and they didn't realize it, ya know????

Anyways so its been gorgeous here for the past couple days and is supposed to stay nice all week! Evey has her program at school and end of year stuff Friday, her last day is Monday though. So yeah I actually have to take care of my own kid for like a month, don't that suck? LOL Garrett is pulling up to stand and in all kinds of trouble because well he can be....And I have just been hanging out, started calorie counting again today, and worked out, I need to I get in a fund otherwise....

So last night I put in a claim because my kindle will only charge in one position, and since I had the insurance from Office Max on it I put in a claim because its "free". So they will send me a box and label I sent them my kindle and then they send me a gift card for the amount I paid for my kindle I think.The cool thing? I bought it when it was new last year for $199 and now the new thing is the Kindle Fire HD and thats $199 and the regular Kindle fire is $159 or something so I think I get a "free" upgrade:-) LOL I was so excited when I realized this last night I called David and blabbed to him about it not thinking it was almost 11 there...whoops!

David is still in Va, he will be home like the 24th of May his school was cut short because they don't do some field thing anymore so yeah....

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 5:54pm

Sandy I'm glad your MIL is doing well but sad about your dad.  Is the skin cancer spreading more?  I'm sorry about that. 

I am not sure what is going on with my mom and that cyst/tumor.  Ashleigh took her for her day after shot Friday and said that they told her the ultrasound showed the chemo was working very good.  But they never mentioned the other thing.  So, I am going to call to see if they will talk to me.  I have gotten to know the nurse, Dee, pretty well after sitting with my mom for 21 hours now (total of the 3 sessions I've taken her to).  So, I think she will talk to me.  I just need to remember to do it.  When I get to work I am so stinking busy I don't remember to do anything!

Tracy, I agree with you about the public schools having way more to offer special needs kids.  My sister took Kendra out of a Christian school so she could put her in public school and avail themselves of their resources for her.  It was a good thing for Kendra.  Shortly thereafter, they took Erica out too and she went to public school and got involved in the "Dolls" dance troupe at Dulles HIgh School in Sugar Land.  I totally agree also that there are good kids and bad kids in ALL schools.  Like I said earlier, some of the kids my girls were in school with had been permanently expelled from public schools.  One of Ashleigh's underclassmates was found to have a 'hit list' in his locker one year.

I only gave a couple of the dress code requirements, Tracy... but all of your sound like theirs with the exception of shorts... no shorts at all... and the girls all had to wear dresses or skirts every day.  No pants at all.

Shelly, I wasn't trying to talk you out of sending the boys to a Christian School... just wanted you to be prepared.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 1:29pm

Sandy ~ Sorry to hear that your dad isn't doing well.  Prayers going up for him!!!


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Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 12:26pm

I was going to comment on how I don't have any missing posts, BUT I do.  The last person to post is Gaye, but the last one I can read is Sandy.  I wonder if this will post or be lost in space forever. 

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Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 11:40am

I haven't been able to log in for a couple of days, and could not even get on to post the roll call on the board I CL.  Just want you all to know I have tried to read and keep up with all of you every day, and I haven't jumped ship.

When I do log in, it is like iVillage doesn't recognize my keystrokes or something, and I can't type more than a few words, going back to fix letters that didn't "take."  Too frustrating for words.

I'm alive and well and busy, busy, busy packing up my house for the flooring installation next Monday. 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:20am

Well holly cow it finally said I was authorized to post!  I was starting to get the feeling I had over stayed my welcome.  

Any way someone asked about my MIL - she is home and doing fine after being in the hospital because they thought she might have had a heart attack after her surgery.

My Dad is in the hospital and not doing very well.  

Work tossed be a blow on Friday.

So things are not so great on the home front BUT I can now get back on here so I guess that's a good thing right?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:32am

wow.  that is a dress code.  I think we have obvious ones.  No tanks less than an inch at the shoulder (no spaghetti straps), Shorts must be fingertip length.  No holes in jeans above the knees.  No bra straps showing. 

Happy Anniversary Missy & Ray!!

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 7:55am

This school is super small, and I know that it isn't a "bubble" but it is an option we are looking into.  I will know more after meeting with them Thursday.

As for moving, it won't be anytime soon. We know we need a bigger house, this one is just too cramped for all 4 of us.  P has over 300 acres with free gas, so once we make a decisionetc, wewill be moving over there. Like I said, no time soon.

Did Sandy happen tosay how her MIL is doing?  Sure do miss her!!

Nothing planned for today. Just laundry and thats about it.


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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 7:12am

Good Morning ladies!

Happy anniversary Missy and Ray!!! did you do anything special?

Tracy- wow strict dress code for DD! sounds like it would be easier to just wear a uniform! its going to be weird having a kid eventually in school wearing regular clothes!

Okay I need to go and make coffee.. but I better post this in case ivillage decides to log me out...

Have a great day everyone!