Mild Monday

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Mild Monday
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Mon, 04-21-2014 - 7:36am

I'm hoping we're back to spring temps for good because it's beautiful out these days after an odd up and down last week.  FSN, hope your husband is okay!  Are bone infections common? I'm so not sympathetic to my husband because I'd be asking him, "What were you thinking???" as he bled. Of course, I was the one out there a couple of years ago, one foot on the top of the ladder, other propped up higher on the tree, and sawing down branches.  We had a great weekend, spent Saturday night w/ ski friends just hanging out. It's funny because we see these people every weekend from Dec-March and then rarely do outside the season so it was fun to get together.  Lots of really bad WII dancing.

I'm not sure if I'll be working out today. I was hoping to go to silks but my daughter needs to be picked up at the time I'd need to leave. I can't wait until she gets her license!  She just got her permit last week.  How were your weekends/Easter?






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Registered: 09-25-2003
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 8:38am

We "took it easy" and laid low, although dh was out and about getting errands run.  I guess the nurse had a sixth sense about him, when she looked at him with a stern eye, and said, "now, don't go home and finish any projects."  That's exactly what he did.  :P  While watching 60 Minutes last night about people who remember every single day of their lives, dh piped in that he remembers everything (but not dates.)  Actually, he DOES remember more than anyone I have ever met.  The conclusion of the segment was that the glass can either be half full or half empty...the host asked if remembering all of the bad life events is difficult, and one of the adults reflected to the young children with this abililty (there are two in this country), saying, "this is a gift..."

Work today, hire the new lawyer, do some laundry.  I should plan out my week, too.  Yoga and dog training tomorrow.  I feel like things are slipping through the cracks, but I think that is because I will have courtdates coming up, and when there is a complete stranger (judge) making significant decisions on my life, I feel like I am completely out of control.  :(  I shudder to think about how much money me and my ex have paid out in the last 12 years.  :(  We could have paid for a child to go to a major university for four full years, easily.  :(  :(  With regards to court, I see the glass as half empty.  Now, time for a hug from my dog.  :)

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In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 8:57am

Jean - sounds like fun!  

FSN, I relate to feeling like things are slipping through the cracks...  Good luck with the new lawyer today.  

It was not the best weekend.  I'm fairly certain I have bronchitis (heading to the doc this afternoon).  Sugar kitty was all wonky with his levels and DH waited too long to order the testing strips so now we're out (and he's been acting a bit oddly which always brings the question of... is it time?).  Think we need to get him to the vet today.  DH came home from LA sick.  My fridge is broken and the part that needs replacing is one that the company only batch produces... so when they get enough orders for them, they'll make the part.  In the meantime, every few days we have to take everything out of the freezer and use the hairdryer on the coils that have frozen up.  Gah...  

Gonna take a note from FSN and list three positive things since my mood is crap right now: 1) OP and best friend brought me a really thoughtful and fun gift yesterday 2) DH brought home fresh fish from his fishing trip and cooked it for us yesterday even though he was sick - it was delicious! 3) I booked my flights to Vegas this summer to see my Austrailian friend.  

No workout today since I feel like poo and alarming colors of mucous are coming out of my lungs.  I have my client this morning and then a doctor appointment this afternoon.  Aside from that, I'm working on freelance stuff.  Hoping DH can take kitty to the vet. Thankful we have OP to "pinch hit" if necessary.  This is one of those times that it's super nice to have "extra" family although the poor guy is dealing with his own stuff.  His  dogs killed a rabbit (which was bad enough) but then "spread" it all around the backyard.  OP described it as looking like a crime scene.  On top of that, the AC died and both bathrooms flooded in his home (that he is renting out) this weekend.  

I think we have finally eradicated our MENSA mice but I got the call last week that my tenant is having issues in our condo.  We sent our pest guy out there who called me Friday and wanted to discuss in uncomfortable detail the "urine and dead rat smell."  OY.  JUST FIX IT AND PUT IT ON MY ACCOUNT.  

Is 6 a.m. too early for a cocktail?  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 9:19am

Good morning everyone. Fresh-I hope your husand is okay. My daughter fell off the beam at gymnastics practice once and ripped the very tip of her baby toe off (freak accident). It was considered a very serious injury because of the chance of bone infection. We had to go to all sorts of specialists, etc to make sure that it didn't result in something far more serious.

I had a very busy weekend. I spent Friday at the funeral home with my friend who lost her teenage daughter. It was beyond sad. There aren't words to describe how horrible the situation is. Honestly,I don't know how  parents get through something like this. 

Saturday was my daughter's birthday. I let her get her ears pierced for the 3rd time and her hair highlighted. I wasn't going to give in on the 3rd peircing but everyone keeps telling me how "old fashioned" I am about it. lol

Sunday I ran 11 miles before having the entire family over for Easter. I was with my sister and at mile 7 we picked up a group of runners and everyone was going for a goal of longest run. We chatted and celebrated as we reached each person's goal miles. It was just one of those unforgettable moments. I think one of the differences in my run this week was that I took advice and really carbed up before and after my run. Also, my sister and I hid some Gatorade along the route and we stopped at mile 6 to grab a drink and it made an incredible difference in our finish. Thanks for all the advice you girls have given me. I am listening and it is making my experiences so much better. 

My house is a disaster so I plan to do some tidying up and then I am going jogging with my daughter today. She is hoping to go 2 full miles today so I am going to go along and encourage her. Definitely leftover ham and boiled eggs for dinner. :-)

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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 9:20am

Gym, I feel for you with the bronchitis. I am finally over a bought of it. I felt like I had been beaten with a board for several days during the worst of it. I hope the doc can help you get to feeling better fast. 

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In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 9:22am

Jean, I am so not ready for my youngest to get her driving permit. Thankfully we have a while until she is old enough. There is something about my "baby" driving that makes me feel incredibly old. 

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In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 9:44am

FSN, I'm sure that nurse has seen all kinds of accidents like that. When I worked in the ER in college, it was surprising the injuries people had!  As the perfect memory goes, my mom has the worst kind which is only remembering the bad that happened. The hard thing is I find myself doing the same so I make an effort to try to remember the good.  Sometimes people will bring up something I did for them and I can't remember doing it at all!  Must be an alter ego.

GR, sorry to hear about the bronchitis and stuff.  Have you tried having someone do back pounding/chest percussion on it? I think PTs specialize in it.  There used to be times when I'd feel like all I wanted was for someone to pound and loosen all that phlegm.  Sorry to hear about all the pest issues. Ugh, I just want them to take care of it, too--no details, thanks.  

Karla, that funeral must have been gut wrenching. I can't imagine what the family is going through.  

Glad to hear your run was good and the gatorade helped. People use it too often but it does have a purpose.  I hadn't heard of bone infections being such a big deal but it's interesting how once you hear about it, everyone has a story.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 10:05am

Jean, I had to take my daughter to the ER when the toe accident happened on the insistance of the Pediatrician. We got in there and there was no waiting at all. I was shocked at how serious they took the situation. It was such a teeny tiny piece of her toe that we were all surprised at how concerned they were. (To be honest we thought just the toenail had been ripped off but they did xrays to determine just how extensive it was.) I wouldn't have thought bone infections common either but the way they explained it to me was that since the bone was "opened" up it, it left it susceptible for germs to get in there. 

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Mon, 04-21-2014 - 5:47pm

GR, I know that a lingering virus and bronchitis are going around.  DH has been sick for WEEKS, now, as was one of customer/doctor/friend that is NEVER sick.  She had to cancel on dance for about 5 weeks because she was too tired (and she sounded horrible.)  Yuck on your upper respiratory issue...you are certainly the energizer bunny in finding a cure!  Karla, I can't imagine going on after a teenager dies, either.  I can't even phathom it, nor do I want to.  I  hope your friend finds a silver lining somewhere.  Jean, how did you get out of cooking for your extended family for the holiday?  I recall that you usually have the entire holiday affairs at your house.

So, DH needs surgery on Wednesday.  The doc is worried that the nail might grow perindicular out of his finger (the nail bed is completely mangled) and he said that he would have it done to make sure all is well.  Yuck.  I hired the lawyer so I am hopeful that we can get some issues resolved.  I forgot, again, about the three positives...so here they are...I am glad that dh has such a great memory - he reminds me of so many things that I have COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN.  When I asked him if he was gonna hate me in the senior years, he told me that I will have a "new boyfriend" every day (him)...which leads me to #2.  My dh ALWAYS makes me laugh...that can sometimes be a downer, too, when I am just too sad or mad, but I have to admit that he always makes me laugh!  And #3 will be that he is so thoughtful...he bought me a blue hydrangea which must be at least the fourth one he has bought...we left the last three at the last house.  I have it sitting in my sunroom, and I just LOVE blue hydrangeas...I don't know why I love them so much, but I just do.  :)

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In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 7:08pm
FSN, oh, men and their chainsaws.in our family, we are always telling the kids 'stop doing that, you know the rule...no trips to the emergency room'. Men with chainsaws need the same warning. GR, hope you feel better soon. Karla, the amazing thing is that parents do find ways to go on after they lose a child. Some find strength in a cause associated with the cause of death. Some have of find a faith in god. Some are able to devote themselves to their remaining family. It is trite, but time heals...even though the scars remain. Jean, I am with you on spring...it was beautiful here today and the Boston Marathon ran without incident...I am soooo happy about that even though I stayed away...not from fear but I think the crowd control would be annoying although necessary. I had a wonderful Easter with my family, quiet but nice. Today, I ran two miles on the road...one of the best runs ever! I think I need new running shoes for Boston...my shoes here on the Cape have few miles on them, and felt so good...of course, could just carry back and forth...but I probably won't. I went to Pilates class today. The instructor strikes me as a little nutty..she gives random nutrition advice (which I ignore) but she teaches a tough and great glass. There is a Foam Rolling Pilates class on the schedule which I would like to try but they aren't going to teach it this summer...they drop classes then and candy the schedule in the fall...but maybe I will try it then.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 9:35pm

Part of me loves to support other runners during races but part of me hates the crowd. I would love to see parts of the Boston marathon, though.  It would be amazing to see that level of runners who've qualified. Awesome job on the run! It's days like that that keep you running. How many miles do you have on your shoes and how old are they? In general, you get 300-500 miles on a pair but after a year, all the oils/residues from the road wear them down, too.






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