Friday/Weekend Thread

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Friday/Weekend Thread
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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:05am

Good morning ladies, the weekend is upon us!  How will you be spending it?

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 10:28am

That same ingredient is in Mountain Dew and after I read the article I have cut way back with my goal being to cut it out completely, but I need to wean my body off of the caffeine.  I'm down to 6 oz a day rather than 2 cans. 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 10:25am

I filed Jordyn's through turbo tax yesterday and I went to check it today, it said it was accepted and that "The IRS expects to issue more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days."  I know usually they give you a pretty specific date, I wonder if because its so early that they aren't doing that this year.  I rarely file this year for any of us.  Jordyn's was so easy though...  I wish ours was that easy.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 10:22am

Chelle, glad the interview went well.  I hope they get everything figured out and you get the job!!!!

And, since you mentioned it and I was just reading an article last night about how bad gatorade actually is with all the artificial ingredients including an additive called Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO), here is a great link for helping hydrate kids after sickness or a work out instead of gatorade or pedialyte:

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/01/31/homemade-pedialyte/#more-5647

 

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:36am

Morning.  I feel a bit better this morning.  I was surprised to wake up to no aches or pains and my head felt lots better.  I am not going to say I had my worst until I get through today.  I've been popping ibuprofen every 6-8 hours.  I ran a fever last night even with taking ibuprofen, it wasn't high with it but I knew I was probably pretty high without it.  Matthew is home with it now.  He woke up with the aches this morning and a nasty sore throat.  Tim is going to pick up dinner tonight for us since I am sick.  I am sleeping my day away today.  I may do the dishes, but nothing else.  I opened up our checking account this morning and saw our refunds were pending so they will be in our account in the next few days.  This will show me to get our taxes done early from now on and to stop waiting until March.  LOL  My interview went very well yesterday.  There are a lot of loose strings about it that need to be tied up.  It's a part time temporary job that gets paid using grants and things that they use for research, so if they don't get enough in a grant or start running out of money I could lose the job.  Which I am alright with.  It's a foot in the door and it will give me a lead on other jobs on the campus since I will learn a new system they just started using.  So I can say I know it and that will give me a foot above anyone else.  It's such a gorgeous campus.  I'd love working there just for that reason alone.

Saturday and Sunday will be working on getting everyone all better.  Making sure Matthew is drinking water and gatorade.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:27am

Finally, a decent night's sleep last night!  No real plans for today for the most part.  Errands at lunch as of right now and I need to mail a scholarship package for Jordyn that has to be postmarked today.  Tonight I need to clean out the truck and get it packed, laundry and packing of bags for the weekend.  Nothing planned for dinner, probably leftovers.  Jordyn has a basketball game tonight.

Jordyn has a cheerleading competition out of town this weekend, so we are attending that.  I need to look up directions and everything.  She and another cheerleader are going to drive separately as its hard to fit 3 people in the backseat with 2 carseats, and I don't plan on staying for the awards Sunday evening.  The extra cheerleader is staying in the hotel with us for this competition and then Jordyn is going to stay with them at the next competition in 3 weeks as I am not going to that one.   They compete at 2:30 both tomorrow and Sunday from what Jordyn said, though I need to look up the schedule online, so we'll need to leave around 8:30 tomorrow morning.  Hoping to be back in time for the Superbowl on Sunday.  We may meet a friend at the children's museum Sunday before the competition, and possibly do the zoo or something tomorrow afternoon after the competition, we'll have to see what time they are finished and how the weather is. 

Not sure what DH is doing this weekend yet.  Work has picked up for him this week which has been good in some ways (he's busy and gone a lot more), and bad in some ways (he's gone a lot more and its been a bit hard to get some communicating and coodination of things done).  If he opts to stay home this weekend I am going to leave him with a chore list, he has not helped out much in the last 2 weeks and I've been very frustrated with it.  If I have the kids the whole weekend out of town, there is no reason he can't be doing a few things around the house for me.

Have a good one!!

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