I hope you have a great year!
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dyk we were in New Jersey for Christmas and on the 26th we headed for warmth and sunshine. Spent New Years at Jumby Bay which is a small island off the coast of antigua. We've been going there for years.
dyk Lanie is home from college until the 20th. We've been spending a lot of time going back and forth from NY to NJ. Lanie is sort of the tail that's wagging the dog right now. She has friends in both places that she wants to see before going back to school.
dyk checking in
dyk I got a SAMS CLUB store membership
dyk this was our experience -- including pictures of our stuff all stashed in the kitchen :-)
dyk had a dining room sexual encounter that I really feel warrants story telling.... but am unsure if there is an appropriate audience!!! LOL
dyk my dad paying off my student loan (settling it actually) has created yet another problem for me and Sean
dyk we didn't know he paid it off until well after the fact, so we didn't claim deby reduction income, so we have a tax bill now that will suck up our next 2 maybe even 3 refunds
dyk so to add to my strange list of issues: chronic dehydration
dyk pretty sure my diet soda habit was that bad.
dyk I stopped drinking my pepsi max yesterday when I read an article about mild but chornic dehydration and checked EVERY symptom off the list
dyk I drank 1 at lunch, but had 80 ounces of water
dyk had a SIP today at lunch of Sean's, and am on 60 ounces
dyk my skin is already less itchy and looks better
dyk been pouring with thunderstorms for 2 days
dyk I am hoping that it stays "clear" for the next 30 minutes so the kids can walk home from the bus stop
dyk Ellie is sleeping and I can't be in two places at once!!!
dyk I need to laminate some stuff
dyk but I'm pretty comfortable on the couch
dyk and recently discovered that there is a reason I cannot find private insurance with maternity coverage -- most companies have dropped it completely to maintain competitive rates and premiums because of the cost of Obamacare requirements.
dyk so it seems that savign cash and paying out of pocket is the way to go
dyk and it's just hard for me to wrap my brain around that
dyk but to insure me with Sean is $735 a month, 12 mo waiting period before I can use benefits (still paying premium) and then I have a $6000 deducticle
dyk Sean had a bad day yesterday
dyk expansive, manic mood --- the worst he's ever had according to him. (As in, he verbalized that, I agree.)
dyk luckily, he had a doc appt at 11:45 so she got to experience is and we left with a Rx for xanax. I filled it and kept Sean with me for an hour until it kicked in and he was calmed down, and I got some food in him, too.
dyk his afternoon went better.
dyk He has tries several other anxiety meds, but one didn't have any effect at all and another made him too drowsy and so his doc wrote out a script for the big guns this time.
dyk weather held up so I was able to laminate and let Ellie sleep rather than driving to the bus stop
dyk Sean is loving his new iPhone5 too
dyk and I ahev used all my new kitchen stuff, and we set up the kids telescope that my parents got them
dyk we viewed Jupiter and FOUR of its moons super cool
dyk and we're not even good at using the telescope yet --- we got VERY lucky to get focused in on Jupiter enough to view the moons lol