Anybody Remember Me? (Lie and say you missed me)

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Anybody Remember Me? (Lie and say you missed me)
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 6:46pm

Hi there. I think I'm back again, at least I'm trying to be:smileyhappy: I'm STILL (and will probably always be) a bit dim on computer technology so from the info on myself that I can

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:57pm
Yep, actually I do remember you! Life has changed in my house a lot since you have been here. DD 20 moved back with her b/f in May and brought home our first grandchild in August. Loving having grandbaby here all of the time (well mostly, he's having a grumpy evening tonight, in a way that only 2 month old babies can!), but on the other hand, am kind of looking forward to the day the kids finish school so they can afford their own place again. Yes, T decided to go to school this fall too, coz he was hating his factory job a heck of a lot and really didn't see himself going anywhere with it. Between school, jobs and the new baby they're both really busy but they're hoping that it will translate into a better life for their little family in the future.

Good to see you back!
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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 5:26pm

I remember you!

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 12:23pm

YAY, new babies! Yes, you were hoping to be able to shuffle sleeping arrangements so DD/bf could get out of their smoke filled living space! I'm happy to see this worked out. It's hard to believe THAT minimally pregnant girl now has a 2 MONTH OLD baby!! Time flies, eh? (snicker...YOU'RE a Grandma!)

It still looks pretty slow around here, or slow again. Maybe I missed the busy season:smileysurprised:

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 12:48pm

Hello again and thank you:smileyhappy: I won't be going into detail but it'll be an ongoing thing.

Eventually I'll probably be needing advise about my teen and helping her deal, how much info, how much detail...but for right now she's doing pretty well. She has started getting chronic headaches and has the same PCP that I have so at least our doc is well aware of the stressors in her life.

Just hoping these boards pick up so I can spew my brilliance and "perfect parent" goodness on all the less fortunate folk:smileytongue: (MAJOR sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell)

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:14pm

Yes, I remember you. And sorry to hear of your medical problems.

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Thu, 10-13-2011 - 4:25pm

Of course I remember you! My boys are about the age of your older girls! You can probably see from my posts that Jason (24 - the one who struggled with the eating disorder) is now in his first year at med school. Justin (21 year old that made some incredibly poor choices in 2009 with consequences lingering into 2010) is back living at home and working full time. Slowly starting to see signs of maturity. He gets up at 5am 5 days a week to go to work at least! Sorry to hear about your medical issues and I hope all is well now.

Pam
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Fri, 10-14-2011 - 1:24pm

:smileyhappy: Hi there! I've been reading so much I can't keep it all straight...You DO still have the whole crew at your house don't you? And it was sounding like everybody is doing well? No more babies on the horizon for you? Well, not YOU, I mean the kids:smileytongue:

Good for you keeping the job but yeah, I bet it's rough. The unemployment here is HUGE- whole industries have shut down. Those lucky enough to have jobs are doing what would normally be spread between two and three employees. If you can't keep up you're out. I'm sorry I don't remember what you do, are you hammered because holiday season is coming or just slammed because of reduction in workforce?

It's nice to see you again!

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Fri, 10-14-2011 - 1:49pm

Hi Pam:smileyhappy: Yep, I've been reading...You are definitely NOT alone with a poor choice making young adult. My 22yo is still at it, but is half a state away and is now in a 5yr program, she has no idea what she signed into, she's thinking (I think) it will be an extension of the Free Ride system (welfare) that's SUPPOSED to have time limits. She's in for a shocking suprise! I think it may be the best thing she's ever done for herself even though it's unintentional.

Justin's working full time though! Thats wonderful!! I was stunned to see this newest pic of them, wow big grown up MEN!! The last one I saw they were at the kitchen table. YOU look terrific too, you must know the secret of keeping too much worry at bay, no fair!

I'm happy to see you still here, you're a LIFER:smileytongue:

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Sat, 10-15-2011 - 2:11pm

Oh yeah, just one big happy house hold!

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Sun, 10-16-2011 - 1:09pm
kimmybabe2009 wrote:
Hey, better to be overworked than unemployed.