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Hey all,

Going to post on the new thread Laura has set up.

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Dawn - that renal course and then staying in a room YIKES and I agree the hospital staffing is NOT what it should be - good jon on the weight drop

Maryanne - loved your choices of flip flops om FB!! Glad the girls are doing ok - they sure are mischievous

Sue - thanks for posting - any races this week? how are you feeling with the foot?

Elizabeth - glad you posted you are missed (I know I have not been posting as much as well) any plans for the 4th - we should meet up we do live in the same city!! Admire all the work you do for Junior league

Janine - keeping safe travels for your crew in Italy in my prayers - sounds like they are off to a good start - are you picking them up when they come back? If so what date maybe we can connect then - only 5 minus away from airport





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Good morning. Hope everyone has a great day

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Morning all

Having a wonderful time! Getting ready to head out for a walk before another relaxing day at the beach. So happy knowing that the girls are doing great with Karen. She was actually late for work yesterday because she was playing with them! ūü§ó

Hope all is going well with everyone.

Dawn, is Biz due home today? Glad the chicks are doing well but sorry they are making such a mess. I know what that's like!

Have a fabulous day today

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FABULOUS DAY!!!!!!

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have a great night

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Hey all,

What a perfectly gorgeous day out there. So glad I took the week off. It looks like a pretty good forecast so far.

Elizabeth, I think itís so wonderful that your family looks after your dad the way they do. Itís just so heartwarming. I know he has his struggles but you guys seem to work with it and he really seems appreciative.
I had to laugh at the red nails. So funny. We have this supervisor at work who wears all kinds of crazy holiday things just to cheer us up and make us laugh. Sheíll come in with glitter light up shoes and head bands with antennas for whatever holiday it is. Itís so fun and it does help make us laugh. She comes up all serious and business like and takes report on the pts and acts as though there is nothing at all unusual about the way she is dressed. It makes it all the funnier.

Janine, very relieved to hear the girls arrived safely. Iím sure theyíll be fine. What ever financial snafoos they run into can always be worked out. Safe journeys Kate and Amanda.
I did hear from Biz yesterday. Things are going well and the kids are doing great so no worries there. I know itís hard when they travel but we really canít stop traveling or all of the trouble makers that cause all of the worry in the first place will have achieved their mission.

Maryanne, oh those girls!!! Theyíll get better as they get older and they have the purrfect mom to get them there. Today should be a really lovely day on the beach. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying every single second.

Laura, I hope some things get resolved on the house issues this week. Will be praying for you and for Colie.

Iím going to run some stuff over to Saverís today and run some errands. Then, I hope to get out in the front flower beds to do some weeding and trimming of bushes.
Bobby has been doing repairs to the little coop outside. The littles are almost ready to go out. Minnie still has some fuzz but is otherwise fully feathered and she loves to fly out of the play area when I come into the room. However, I did find her and Florence roaming around in the living room outside of their enclosure last night. They are an extremely messy group of little hens. Very messy. It takes a good 20 minutes to clean up the mess every night in spite of all of the precautions I take to keep it contained. Thereís lots of newspaper involved every single day. Uggh. Will be relieved to get the coop done and get them outside.

Thankful for the days off. Just SO incredibly thankful. Next week I have ACLS recertification. Thatís Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. We have to have it to work in critical care. Itís every 2 years we recert. Then, the next day I have a 6 hr course for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. This quite possibly may be the thing that causes me to move on out of critical care. I am hearing itís an absolute nightmare! You CAN NOT leave the room when you have one of these pts. Thatís going to be nearly impossible for me. I canít stay in one room all night for 12 hrs. The kidney docs are pushing for this. Weíre not even remotely interested. I donít care WHY a pt needs it. If we were staffed appropriately for this sort of thing it would be ok but weíre not. Iím dreading it.

Ok, going to go get some stuff done. I hope everyone can get outside for a bit today and enjoy the weather.

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Kate and Amanda have arrived safely and are with family in Italy. They are heading to Avelino from Naples via bus. I am hopeful the girls have an amazing time but are safe and use their money wisely. It will be a long 11 days for sure, but I think I can find ways to keep myself busy. Elvis will be a big help for sure.

Maryanne...enjoy the beautiful day on the beach!

Dawn....I am ready for Biz to be home from DR for you!

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Hi all,

Hope everyone survived the crazy weather weekend. Saturday I timed it perfectly that I was at the nail salon during one of the big storms. Had to get my red fingers and toes for the 4th. I usually have light pink on my nails but do red for the holiday. We have a big party for family and friends that night. Lot of fun but a lot of work to get ready. We spent the day cleaning out papers and things and still so much to do.

The crazy thing about that meeting is that they do it every year and it really doesn't get much done. You can see why attendance keeps declining each year.

Laura - sorry for the craziness with the house sale. So frustrating. And I can understand why you are concerned about your husband but hopefully it isn't anything serious.

Dawn - way to go on the weight loss. Even though I have been running more I am not losing but trying to work on it. So sorry you can't join the kids on their trip down South. I bet they wish you were going!

Maryanne - so glad you are having fun in Maine. Hope the weather is great this week!

Janine - what a lovely gift for your daughter. What part of Italy is she going to. In our cleanup we found maps and such from one of our trips there. We've been twice. Once to Rome and then to Venice, Florence, and Pisa. You are a good Mom to worry about her. I know my Dad still worries about me.

Sue - hope all is well with you. Went for a run on my own this weekend but wish I had a group like the one you found. I am not fast at all but would like someone to run with to make it more fun and to improve my time.

My Dad is doing okay. He went to the Cape with my brother this weekend. He wasn't feeling well on Friday but we think it was because he hadn't eaten much. They had much better weather there then up here. My cousin is coming up for the 4th of July and she will bring my Dad over to the party. Glad that he is excited for it. We have a big roofdeck to see the fireworks and hear the music.

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Hey all,

Nice day - on the beach for a few hours this morning and then the weather got cool and rainy with some thunder this afternoon. Nothing drastic. Aggie arrived tonight and we had a nice pasta dinner and relaxed.

Karen reported that the girls BOTH got a pat AND even bigger news Jessie moseyed on over to her and got a little scratch under the chin. Karen was quite pleased with the progress. She told me she was 'surprised' by the activity that happens in the overnight hours and the 'mischief' they manage to get into. Sigh...Ö

Janine - happy birthday to your daughter. She'll LOVE Italy!
Dawn - I'm be glad too when Biz is safely home from the DR. Sounds like you had a fun fun time with the kids and ohhh I bet Teddy is so snuggly. How wonderful.

Laura - Ugh, I am praying everything gets settled there and soon.

Sue - Hope work is going ok and not as crazy as it's been lately.

Hi Elizabeth - hope all is going well with you.

Have a nice night everyone. Beautiful weather on tap for tomorrow so planning a full beach day! Can't wait.

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Just got off work. Just wanted to say have a great night

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Hey all,

Itís just starting to thunder here. Hoping it doesnít get too bad. I donít mind rain. I do mind hail and I worry about tornadoes when it gets hot and cold all in the same hour. Thatís when we would have tornadoes in NC!!!

Laura, Iím not understanding whatís going on with the house stuff. What has changed all of the sudden? Hoping this can all be ironed out very soon but, tomorrow is the 1st!!! It would be good for all of you if there wasnít so much stress in your lives.
Can Colieís new med cause any of that forgetfulness youíre seeing or is there something else going on there? Maybe heís just really tired?

Janine, Happy Birthday to Kate. Today is Robís actual birthday and tomorrow is Jonís. I will be praying for a wonderful, safe trip for her. Just stay in touch with her as much as you can and youíll feel better. I havenít heard from Biz all week so she must be in an area where they donít get reception. Sheíll be back on Wed. Iíll be glad to have her safely home but she and her best friend head to Italy in a few weeks!!! Sheís in good company for both trips. I canít even tell you how many solo trips sheís done.

Maryanne, do enjoy yourself. I hope the weather is grand! Glad the kitties are feeling comfortable enough to make a showing.

Elizabeth, I hope you have a lovely weekend and you get to relax a little.

Sue, enjoy your relaxation time. I think you could use it. Youíve been super busy as well.

Yesterday was fun. Chaotic but fun. Three boys ages 2-5 is a bit much. We were all running trying to keep up with them. I had Teddy for a bit. Kind of hogged him actually but, he is SO snuggly and sweet. I got him to smile at me for a bit. He makes so many different faces and expressions already. His sad face right before he starts crying would break anybodyís heart. Anyway, we got in just after 8 and got the animals settled. Then I made a big cheese and olive platter for the church potluck today. That was a big success.
Just doing a load of towels and relaxing for now. Will do some yoga after dinner.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Kate's flight leaves at 9:50 tonight so we should be dropping her and her roommate off around 7:00. I am trying to figure out where to take her for dinner given that today is her 30th birthday. I am glad she is not going alone. I am worried about her, but I worry when she goes on a date locally so I just have to deal with her being away. She is 30 after all! I am a mom though and I worry.

Maryanne...have a great time! Relax and enjoy. So glad the kitties have shown themselves.

Laura....I hope the house nonsense gets settled soon!

Dawn...that is nice that your kids vacation together! My kids have a few times, but now that Steve is married it is awkward for Kate.

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Greetings from Old Orchard Beach!

All settled in and the day turned out to be pretty nice. A bit humid but cooling off tonight. No rain and we did just hear a little thunder in the distance but that's about it so far. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Talked to Karen - no kitty sightings last night but they were out and about today and she sent me some nice pictures YAY!

Talk soon.

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Good afternoon.

Dawn no races this weekend.

Just laying low habing a relaxing day. Have a great day before the rain hits.

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Soooooo STILL NO purchase and sale!!! Supposedly one sent to our lawyer at 5 pm yesterday. Talked in depth with buyer! Said NOW you have architect renderings for houses you don’t own and now YOU are costing me $$ because I need to draw soon from my retirement! I am aggravated! We were suppose to be done and over by 7/1 so i could start the 2nd half of the year better

That ain’t happening and Colie made New a root canal he has an evaluation on Tuesday!
Blood work for the azathioprine Friday. Not sure what is next. It is a slow build up to full dose

I am really concerned about his memory!! Two or three red flags for me this week. One Was he said he had been on the new drug for a week and half - NOPE 6 days

He then totally forgot our date morning - our for breakfast and mani/pedis And we had changed the date to Thursday because all the JUNK went out of my Dad’s Wednesday

Then this AM our new credit cards came and he said where is your card we need to send it back. I asked him WHY did we get new cards? Took him a minute or two and he said oh you lost yours

SO I know grief can cause foggy brain also lupus does too

Our PCP visits went well! I needed a vitamin D pill just one a month for 3 months - I haven’t been eating cereal and cut down in lattes. So I told my doc I would start back up and I got an all natural calcium supplement

Weight still under 200 but I expected with no cereal every AM - fruit eggs veggies and almost no potatoes rice and flour would DROP my weight!! On a high note I am eating 8-10 fruits and veggies every day

Shape wise people tell me I look thin NOPE but I do see a nice shape

Got to book airport transfers for London and also our airfare to Shannon

Stay hydrated all



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Hey all

Congratss Dawn on the Weight drop - you and I think so much alike on the traveling issue - always a concern

Maryanne - Congrats on the kitchen decision AND ENJOY OOB

Elizabeth - how is your Dad? Wow on that meeting I have had a few of those HATE THEM especially when people repeat - I am not one for spinning my wheels!!!

Janine - what time are you in Boston?? I am a SHORT drive from the airport!!! And dang Elvis so cute on the keyboard





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Hey all,

Well, the sun has gone into hiding again. My lawn guy still has not shown up in spite of the fact that he told me he would be here today!!! The lawn is starting to look shaggy and thatís what I told him. I hope he keeps his word.

Janine, I know that feeling of being nervous when your kids travel. Biz is still in the DR and will be back on the 3rd, God willing. Then, both boys, their wives and all of my grandchildren are traveling to NC in ONE vehicle that they are renting. My bil has a house on the outer banks and they are having a huge get together. Bobby and I canít go this year. Maybe next year. Weíll see.
Your daughter should be ok. Is she traveling alone?

Elizabeth, a 2 hr meeting would destroy me never mind a 5.5 hr meeting. I just wouldnít be able to do it. I hope all of the problems you guys were looking to resolve were resolved then so you donít have to have a repeat of that kind of meeting again.

Down 1 more lb today with all of the strenuous yard work done yesterday. It was nice outside unil the afternoon when it became very muggy. We HAD to turn the a/c on last night. Itís still muggy outside. July has arrived early this year. Not complaining. I love the warm and all of the summer sounds. Will troddle down to the beach with Mosley this coming week.
Have to go clean cat boxes and chicken brooder. They made an EPIC mess yesterday. A couple of more weeks and out they go!!! They were NOT happy when I put them back in the brooder last night. Such loud peeping. They will probably not like it when I put them outside permanently either. Baby chickens usually peep outrageously the first few nights until they get it that they donít live inside anymore. Itís kind of heartbreaking but HAS to be done.

Ok, I hope you all have a really good day today.

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Elizabeth...I need to work on my time management.

Tomorrow I will be driving to Logan to put my daughter on a plane to Italy. She turns 30 tomorrow and I am sending her on a trip for her birthday. I will be a nervous wreck for sure but I know she will have a great time.

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Hi all

Spent this morning at a 5.5 hour planning session for one of my organizations for work. All I could think of was all the things I could be doing with that time. It wasn't too bad but it wasn't done the way I would do it if I was in charge. But I'm not so.....

I need to be better about balancing my time. I am either very busy (often) but in my down time I tend to shut down overwhelmed by everything and distracted by things on the computer. I definitely work well under pressure but that is not the way to be. We have lots of friends and family coming for the 4th of July and we are not ready at all.

Last night was a fun evening as I have a friend running for City Council and I went to a fundraiser for her and then out afterwards with friends. Meant I missed out going to the Casino with the inlaws for their anniversary but I didn't want to uber at 7 at night. They went over in the afternoon and had a blast but didn't have dinner reservations till 8.

Maryanne - have a great vacation. So glad you made the decision on the kitchen. I think it is going to be amazing!

Janine - congrats Auntie! Enjoy the new baby!

Dawn - enjoy your son's birthdays. Sorry that you are always in charge at work but it is because you are an amazing nurse. I certainly would want you in charge if I was in the hospital.

Sue and Laura - hope you are well and have great weekends.

Mine will be spent cleaning but that's okay. Hopefully we get a lot done!

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Hey all,

Beautiful day out there and so much to get done today.

Sue, hi to you too. Any races this weekend?

Elizabeth, my head was spinning when I read your post. That is a whole lot of being everywhere all at once!! No wonder you didnít post.
Yes, it was beyond sad about the woman who was killed by the nurse in Duxbury. Most of us nurses are really disgusted with her. It is incomprehensible that a ďnurseĒ would drive away from someone they hit with their vehicle. I know the results would be scary but I would rather do the right thing and face it if I hit someone and they died. Itís just disgusting behavior. Glad it wasnít your cousin. I do not EVER want to see a pt in that condition again. It is, hands down, the worst thing I have ever seen in my career. Her 2 children should not have had to see her like that and Iím sure theyíll be traumatized for the rest of their lives.

Janine, congratulations on the great nephew!!! Great time for you to have time off.

Maryanne, enjoy your vacation at OOB. Relax and get rested up. Congrats on the decision for the kitchen. By the end of the summer youíll be looking at a whole new kitchen. Youíre going to love it.

Just going to go outside and tidy up the yard a bit. Do some weeding. Then I have to go out and get birthday cards for my 2 sons. Their birthdays are on Sun and Mon. Weíre having dinner and cake at Jon and Kateís tomorrow and will meet their new dog, Ruby. I think thatís what they named her.
Work on Wed wasnít bad but I was in charge again and was really tired of doing it. Glad I have a few days off and can get away from it for a bit.
Ok, lots to do here and wonít get it all done sitting here. You all have a great day.

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Maryane...so glad you made the kitchen decision. So now you can go to OOB without that on your mind! Enjoy your trip!

My 6th great was born last night. Asher. So cute. I am heading to the hospital this morning to see him. That makes 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews. Whew! And I still do not have a grand. I am not ready for one, but would love knowing maybe in the future I will. My son and dil most likely won't have kids. She is too into her career. Maybe my daughter.

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Goooooooooooooood Morning

The sun is shining, it's Friday, and I'm on vacation and leaving for OOB! WAHOOOOO. Just waiting for my cousin to get here and we'll load her stuff into the car and we're heading out of town. SO excited. AND, I made a decision last night and will be going with Norfolk Kitchen and Bath to renovate my kitchen. In the end I decided to take down the walls and redo all the flooring in the main part of the house. I also decided to add under counter lighting and a few other little odds and ends. Funny, once you go over the budget you set for yourself, another 1000.00 tacked onto the bill doesn't seem to matter. The bill will be VERY high but I have a sizable deposit to put down on it and the rest will be paid via home equity with a great interest rate. So it's done and I sent a note late yesterday letting Norfolk know. I will sign the contract on 7/8. I have yet to inform the others of this decision - until those papers are signed I'm not saying anything.

Ok, I need to pack up the rest of my stuff and get ready to go. Have a fabulous day today.

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Evening all, another wild yet useless day at work today Just ridiculous as to what is happening there...Ö..BUT, for the next 10 days it is not going to be my problem. I walked away at 3:30 and went and got my hair done. Then I went and did some grocery shopping for Karen and packed up the car with most of my stuff. Sad to say, it's 8:45 and I still have to clean the bathroom and vacuum the house and dust...Ö...also need to clean up the kitchen a bit but that can wait till the morning. My cousin will be here around 7:30 and we're going to head right out once her stuff is in the car. I have to go to the bank and get gas which I should have done tonight but I was running behind and well it just didn't get done.

Hope you all had a nice day. Elizabeth - WOW, you've been pretty busy there. So sorry you missed seeing the family but glad you got to spend time with your dad and your brother got to see his son and at the end of the day, all is well. THAT'S what counts.

Janine - I can see who rules that household. :) He's so cute...ÖÖ.

Ok, I have to go terrorize the girls with the vacuum. Have a good night all.

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Hope everyone had a great day. Have a great night

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Elvis has made himself comfortable on my keyboard tray. So much for doing any large amount of typing. I think he really likes having me around and just wants to stay close.

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HI all,

Wow - I hadn't realized how behind I had gotten. Won't let that happen again.

Maryanne - enjoy your vacation. You need it after all that craziness with work. I am sure the kitties will be fine and I am sure they will keep up their mischief. Can't believe you had those car problems right as you are trying to finalizing the kitchen. Sounds like you will end up with an amazing kitchen.

Sue - great job on the color run. Sorry to hear about your client passing.

Janine - sounds like you had some fun family events. Enjoy your time off with Elvis.

Laura - sorry to hear all the frustrations with Colie's medicine. That is horrible. I hope everything is getting settled with the house. You do not need all this frustration. Can't wait to hear what you think of Encore.

Dawn - I had thought of you when I heard about the accident in Duxbury. My cousin lives there and by herself so I was very worried. That was so sad about the poor mother. I can't believe it was a nurse that hit her - I had not heard that. Hope your little chicks are doing well. Is your daughter back from the Dominican.

We did sell our tickets for the Game 7 and thank goodness since they did not play well. We were trying to buy less expensive tix but the market was so crazy and I really didn't want to spend that much on tix. Even the face value for the last round was outrageous.

It was a really crazy couple of weeks. We had a big golf tournament on Monday the 17th for work which was also my birthday. My nephew's flight was delayed which was very rough for him but meant that my brother stayed home with my Dad one more day. I left work early and spent Tuesday afternoon and all night with my Dad. Then went up after work on Wednesday and left around 11. Flew to Phoenix at 6:20 Thursday morning. My sister-in-law wasn't feeling well so they came back Thursday night through Saturday morning and Mike went and stayed with my Dad on Saturday. I was glad that my nephew went and saw my Dad on Friday with his wife and two kids. Mike got to see them on Thursday as he had a meeting on the Cape. So the only one who didn't see them was me. They got to the airport about 30 minutes after I got home on Sunday. I flew on the redeye and got in at 5:20 AM on Sunday. Took a quick nap and then ran a 10K. That night I had an event I was co-hosting.

My Dad will be 95 on July 13th. Pretty amazing!

Thanks for welcoming me back. I really missed you all!

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Dawn - all I can think of is Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolia's. Go ahead M'Lynne - slap her......... Then you can get tee shirts that say I slapped Weeza!!!!

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Afternoon all,

Dawn - that is just horrible. Ugh ugh ugh, what a night it must have been..........I certainly hope you are feeling rested before you have to go back there tonight. Are you on all weekend? Glad the little chickies are doing well - can't wait to see what happens once they get moved outside. :)

Janine - WOO HOOOOO! That's awesome and today is a WELL DESERVED lazy day for you. You've really cranked the stuff out this past week.

Elizabeth - Sounds like it's been pretty hectic for you. Hopefully all will go well with year end and it won't be too crazy. Just glad you came back to us :) we missed you.

Laura / Sue - hellooooooo. Hope you are both having a nice day.

Insane here at work. Nothing is going right and we have a lovely mess on our hands. I am pretty upset because it doesn't look like it will all be cleared up before I leave. I hate walking away from something like this because that means my partner has to deal with it. She knows what's going on but it's not the same. Not to mention she has her own mess she's dealing with. Oh well, not much I can do because I am out as of 3:30 tomorrow!!!!! Everything is packed and ready except the obvious things I need (toothbrush/face stuff etc). But I have a bag sitting waiting to drop it all in. Tonight I am going for a mani/pedi and then I need to come home and I have a huge stack of papers to go thru and see about destroying or keeping. I need to clean the bathroom and vacuum but don't want to do that till tomorrow night. Then on Friday morning I'll be at grocery store at 7 am to pick up a few things for Karen and then we are leaving by 8:00 - 8:30. :) Even better, just checked the weather and it looks like it's improved a bit. Potential rain over the weekend but the week isn't looking too bad. VERY EXCITED!

Ok, back to the nightmare I call work. Have a fabulous day all.

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Hey all,

Well Hi Elizabeth. Glad you made it back. It does sound rather busy on your end. Hope you get caught up soon.

Sue, have a good day. Hope everyone is well.

Janine, you and Elvis enjoy yourselves today.

Nothing much to add here. Weight is slowly creeping downward. Had a rough day yesterday as I wasnít recovered from the marathon weekend I had. Feeling a little better today but am back to work tonight. I REALLY want to slap the nurse that was complaining about how SLOW things were a few weeks ago. Remember, she was complaining and I bit her head off and told her to enjoy it while we HAD it. Had being the key word here. Itís been awful ever since. If she werenít such a pathetic, useless, excuse of a nurse I could really just flat out slap her. Sorry, Iím that cranky over her comments. Dummy.

Anyway, Iím going to go and get stuff done. Baby chickens are running around their enclosure in the living room. Very messy. Good thing theyíre cute.

You all have a great day. Donít worry, Iíve never slapped anyone at work or otherwise. Itís just the first thing that comes to mind when I think of her complaining;)

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I finished my work yesterday and even did some writing last night. Elvis and I enjoyed sleeping in this morning. We are being lazy this morning but will have a productive day.

Welcome back Elizabeth!

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HI all,

I am alive! I have to catch up with everyone. Sorry I fell off the face of the earth. Things were a bit crazy and then I felt guilty for not checking in. I've missed you all.

Was in Arizona for a Board meeting for Junior League. Part of my trip overlapped with time my brother was planning to spend with his son. A bit of a miscommunication that was really stressing me out but it all worked out in the end.

In the midst of year end (June 30th) for work but I will go back and read everything.

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Hey all,

Lots going on here!!! Wow, where to start?

Laura, Iím relieved that Colieís new med is SO inexpensive. I am praying and hoping that it is just the right drug for him.
My heart sank when I read about the house troubles. I hope thatís just a little tiny hiccup and you guys can proceed. That could be really discouraging.

Maryanne, holy smokes on the car stuff.....and the work stuff. What a ....coward that programmer is. That infuriates me and Iím so glad your boss or manager or whatever he is saw right thru it. That is just disgusting behavior and he owes you a BIG apology. Shame on him.
Iím where you are with the car. My RAV4 is 9 yrs old and has been paid off for about 4 yrs now. Itís nice not having that car payment but, Bobbyís car has a few more yrs before itís paid off and we donít want 2 car payments at once. That is unless he finds a REALLY good job. Iím hoping my car will keep running well for awhile yet before I have to buy a new one.

Janine, thatís awesome that you have gotten all of that work done so soon. You have earned a nice, big break. Enjoy it. Enjoy Elvis.

The weekend was decidedly not good....not at all. We got slammed over and over and over. Sun night our team got a GI bleeder that we had to ship into town but we rapidly transfused 16 units of packed red blood cells, 12 units of plasma and 3 units of platelets. That is an enormous amt of blood products. There was blood alllllll over the room from this guy. He was scoped and the doc couldnít even see beyond the geisher in his stomach. It was just swirling around in there. I was in charge and there were 3 of us nurses in the room helping out and the last nurse was giving meds to the rest of the pts on our team. It was horrendous. Then I had to stay to do my mandatory computer training for CRRT, thatís continuous renal replacement therapy. Essentially thatís dialysis that doesnít stop. It goes on and on and on. Then I had to take a test. I only got an 82, which is low for me but I was relieved to have passed considering how tired I was. I got home around 1pm, got the animals all set and took a 2 hour nap!!! Needless to say, I feel like JUNK today. So help me God, I better not be in charge on Wed!!!
One of the nurses said, ďsomebody must hate you, you have 3 brand new nurses on your teamĒ. I was too busy to even notice!!! But, it was 3 brand new unit nurses. Theyíre all newly off orientation. I think theyíre trying to kill me.

Today I hope to get outside for a little tiny while to weed my garden. It has started to sprinkle but I think I can get a little bit done before it starts. Then Iíll go run my errands. Laundry. I have to do laundry. Going to relax tonight. Back to work tomorrow night but, if I feel like this Iíll be calling in for sure.

Sorry for the long post. I had to catch up. You all enjoy the day. Maryanne, I hope today is a whole lot better honey.

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Maryanne....Laura needs to take you and I to the casino and help us win big! I need to pay some bills and you have a kitchen remodel to deal with. I am ready Laura whenever you are! Wait until after Maryanne comes back from OOB though.

I am hopeful to get the rest of my work done today and then not have to come in anymore until the scheduled day my boss set aside for July 16th. Then I will have just one more day to work the summer.

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Morning all,

Laura - Yay for the difference in medicine prices - just praying the new med does the job! Ugh on the house situation. Fingers crossed they can get things ironed out and back on track soon.

I'm waiting for Allan Kitchens new quote. She emailed me yesterday to ask for the measurements of my living room and sitting room to give new quote for the flooring so hopefully she'll have it all together for me sometime today. It's going to be tough deciding which place to go with. I like both places and if the final design from Allan encompasses all I asked for and the price is right...Ö.. Well, I guess I'll find out soon enough. Meanwhile, got the car back (788.00 later) and that's done so now it's just trying to clear up the mess at work before I leave.

UGH. Yesterday on a call with 50 people my programmer actually TRIED to throw me under the buss because they ran the job with the wrong date. My director was on the call and heard the whole thing when I VERY calmly said - excuses me but I never said those words nor did I type that to you in an email - I have the email right here and it reads...ÖÖÖ Inside I was STEAMING mad and I was hurt. I can't believe he even said it. My director was furious and disgusted. He said that was in such poor taste. After that his emails were flying......They have been consistently late with everything and now he's had enough. He sent a note to the head of the project and said if you don't meet this next date then Joe (sr vp) had better be able to explain to me why. Bottom line, he told me......they want to play games like that then let them. However, they had better know all the rules because I designed the game. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, things could get a trifle heated in the next few weeks so glad I'm heading to OOB on Friday.

Yes that's right - I am leaving in about 75 hours!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Weather isn't looking too great next week with a few days of rain but that's ok. I'm just looking forward to getting away and relaxing.

Have a good day all. Time to get busy dealing with the issues of the day.

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Maryanne - ouch on the car

Dawn - congrats on great test results we have just about given up rice, potatoes and flour
Love the singing hens and the chicks!!! Such a smile to my face

Janine - when will you officially be on vacation

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Well yes I had a fabulous time at the casino!!!

And NO I haven’t been to Encore yet!!! Had to laugh when everyone asked me at church yesterday.

Colie started the new medication
Saturday only $5 for 30. The other was $715 for 270. He needs lab work in two weeks

DAWN - white blood count type thing!!!

The deal for the house has STALLED BIG TIME with a HUGE thing our lawyer wants is collateral for us/guarantee since we are leaving quite a bit of cash on the table.
Praying they figure it out otherwise

Oh gosh please no BACK TO SQUARE ONE



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Just got the call and all I can say is UGH - 700.00 for the starter and they also see I need new read brakes 490.00? Air conditioner is not working at full capacity (something about some canister thing) - to fix another 300.00. Oh and the check engine light is on and that's some filter something or other whatever that's yet another 200.00. Brakes can wait he said - they are at a low level but fine for at least another 2 months. I said fix starter and that's it. I'll deal with the rest when I get home. It's a 2009 car and I have had a lot of luck over the years and now things are starting to go. So I will need to decide - fix all of this and try to get another 2 yrs out of it or replace the car which CLEARLY is NOT on my bucket list of things to do right now. Ugh.

Janine - that's so scary! Always my biggest fear when I go long distance with my car. But to have kids with you.......... That's the first thing my guy said to me when he called. The brakes are fine but do need attention. He's a manager now but when he got the analysis he personally went into the bay area and looked at my car. I've been working with this guy for 10 years so I trust him completely. Still, of course now I will be cautious when stopping and making sure I have tons of space in front of me.

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Maryanne...your car story reminded me of when my kids were little and we went to Hampton Beach. I had taken the kids for a ride to Maine up Route 1 and found that my breaks were not working well. Scary! My husband ended up driving my vehicle back home and picking up his pickup for the remainder of the week. It was awful that I was so far away and didn't know if I was going to be able to stop when I needed to. I am glad you got your vehicle fixed!

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Morning all,

Well my weekend to a big nose dive yesterday. I got to the beach around 8:25 yesterday morning and it was so nice. I just relaxed and read. Got home just before 1:00 and quickly cleaned up to go to the tile store and do some grocery shopping. Off I go only to find that my car wouldn't start. Called AAA and OMG they were here in LESS than 10 minutes! It was insane how fast they got here. Too bad it wasn't the battery..........it appears that my starter went. I talked to my service guy yesterday (I have his cell phone number) and he said have them tow it to the dealership and put it right in front of the bay doors and he'd take care of it this morning. So by the time that all got done and my neighbor drove me back it was 4:00. No car so unable to do anything I needed AND I had to cancel my dr's appointment for this morning. Sigh......... The car was going there tomorrow to have an oil change so that will get done as well and now I'm just waiting to hear from them. So more money going out of my poor wallet - I'm just grateful this happened now and not while I was in Maine next week. THAT would have been a real bummer!

Hope all had a better Sunday than I did and now here it is Monday. Just a 4 day work week for me! I pulled out most of the clothing I am taking so will probably pack tonight. Hoping to get a mani/pedi on Wednesday and then getting my hair done on Thursday. I also need to go grocery shopping for Karen for the week so she has snacks in the house.

Sigh - I'm still really worried about leaving the girls for a week. We've come so far and I hate for them to 'regress' because I'm gone. I'm praying they warm up to Karen because she SO will play with them if they allow it.

Ok, back to work for me. Have a great day (weather looks fabulous)

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Still not receiving emails from SparkPeople! I emailed AOL and asked for their help fixing this. I hate feel disconnected.

Today I am going to Cirque in Hartford with my best friend, Barbie. I am super excited to see her and to see the show!

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Morning all,
Good day yesterday....Met with the designer and it was interesting. She's going to get me a detailed quote by end of day tomorrow or first thing Tuesday morning. Interesting there because I get my own backsplash and flooring which, depending on what I find, can lower the quote. So I look forward to getting it.

Just made a turkey sandwich and packed up some grapes. Going to get dressed now and head to the beach around 8:00. Figure I'll stay for a few hours and then head home to pack for Maine. I can't believe how fast June has gone by - then first half of the year has flown......crazy.

Ok, hope you all have a fantastic day.

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Good evening Very busy day. Worked. We had an event for my work. 1 Mile walk with a client (legs very soar after last night) then all you can eat ice cream. Then we went to a party and we danced. Got home and hubby wanted to go out to eat. Now home resting and relaxing. Hope everyone had a great day.

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Hey all,

It really is a beautiful out there today. I will get out to enjoy some of it but have to be mindful of the time and stuff I need to get done before work. Not too much. Just have to get my snacks and meds gathered.

Janine, that doesnít sound too bad. But, itís like the water hole at the end of the looooong trail ride, the horse wants to RUN to it. Itís been a long year for you with school and papers etc. Still, you are doing really well and have very much earned a break.
Plymouth county schools did NOT get their summer pay yesterday and the teachers etc are up in arms. Rightly so. They all take out of their paychecks every time so that they can get a lump sum for the summer and someone screwed up again. Probably getting a little more interest on THEIR money. Infuriating. Biz is talking about setting up an account and throwing her money into an interest bearing account so that she doesnít have to go thru this again. She leaves for the DR on Tues and doesnít need $$$ problems on top of all of the traveling and chaperoning these kids.

Maryanne, enjoy the day. I hope the kitchen plans all come together nicely for you today.

Sue, a well deserved beer for sure. Good day for a race though. Now, have a nice, relaxing day.

Going to grab something to eat and then get my snacks etc together and go outside for a bit. I have plenty of weeds to pull in the garden.

You all enjoy the sunshine while we have it. June has been another wet month and mostly on my days off. Iím starting to get frustrated.

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Morning all

Beautiful looking day out there. Heading out in 5 to get my cousin and then meeting the designer at Allan. After that a few errands and then a nice lunch.

Have a nice day all.
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good evening. What a race. all i can say is OMG the hills there were massive hills but loved my free beer it was an apple beer . I am tuckered have a great night

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Worked a somewhat full day today. I did not get nearly as much done as I had yesterday on the half day. I will go back on Monday for my 2nd of the required 5 work days. I have one scheduled in July that my boss set up for the whole staff. Tomorrow I will go to a baby shower. Then the day to work around here. Cirque will be fun!

Dawn...I hope you are feeling better today!

Maryanne....I pray the girls will behave themselves!

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Hey all,

Itís still dreary here but no rain right now. Hoping to get outside to do some yard work. At least I wonít get sunburned!!

Sue, thatís a very long life for someone mentally challenged. Iím sorry you all lost him but Iím sure he lived a very good life. The other pt with the broken neck, thatís just tragic. So, so, sorry.
Good luck on the 5k. Iím sure the race will do you some good. You can run off some angst.

Janine, thatís awesome that you got all of that work done. That wonít be hanging over your head this summer. Wonderful.
Have a blast at Cirque. I hear nothing but good things about them. Theyíre amazing. Iíve never been so I guess I should put that on my ďbucket listĒ.

Maryanne, oh those naughty, naughty girls!!!! Whatever possesses them? Iím hoping they do less of that sort of thing as they get older. Goodness, just when you think youíre going to get some sleep.....yoikes.
I had to laugh when I read that Jacob is expecting a little party. Maybe take him somewhere for cake and ice cream after the ďceremonyĒ!!! Hahahaha!! So cute. I love it.

Just getting caught up here. Wasnít feeling great yesterday but slogged thru the day anyhow. Itís like I only have so many days to get and stay caught up here and I canít afford to lay around letting it all stay undone. I managed but I was really struggling.
Little chickens are getting big fast. Iím just waiting another week or so before I take them out to the garden for a few hours. Theyíre still small enough to get thru the holes in the fencing and I really donít want to be chasing them all over the yard as they are VERY fast right now. Theyíre easier to catch when theyíre older. Once they have allll of their feathers, they are going outside to the little coop. I refer to them as ďthe littlesĒ. So, itís the hens and the littles. Once they graduate to the big coop near the winter theyíll just be ďthe hensĒ.
Back to work for the weekend. Itís been super busy at work the last few weeks. I want to scream at the person who was complaining that it was SO slow. I told her it wouldnít last. Dummy!

Ok, going to get going here. I really want to get stuff in my yard done.

You all have a fantastic day.

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Good morning Relaxing for the day. Have a 5k race tonight at the Red Apple Farm. hope the rain stops. Hope everyone has a great day

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Morning all, another rainy start to the day but it looks like it's starting to dry up. Happy Friday!! Been up since the 'crashing noises' at 4:00 which of course was the dynamic duo. Let's just say their 'play' area is completely trashed along with a few more things. Someone was up on the fireplace mantle last night because pictures are down........someone was on the bureau in the spare room because jewelry was all over the floor. Oh yeah, party night last night.

Dawn - UGH UGH UGH, what a time for your daughter to be going to the Dominican. I would imagine with everything going on there the police presence should be strong! Praying that they all go and come back safely and are able to have a wonderful trip.

Janine - WOW - way to go on the IEPs That will be great to get those off your plate. Ohh, Cirque sounds like it will be a great time!

Sue - So sorry it's been such a hard/tough week for you. Hopefully you can get a little down time this weekend to just relax.

Laura - looks like the Foxwoods trip has been VERY successful. Hope you are having a nice time and getting to relax.

Elizabeth - where are you? Work must be very busy for you but I hope you are enjoying a little relaxation time as well

Not much here. Oh wait, yes there is. My little boy is graduating from pre-school tonight. :) I was picking him up but his dad realized the little ceremony is tonight (from the little kid room to the bigger kid room) so now a few of us are going. Jacob wants to know when his party is! HA HA HA he's been to graduation parties so thinks he should have one as well. The kid kills me..... So we have that tonight. Tomorrow I am meeting with Allan Kitchen to go over all my questions and then some shopping.

Have a great day all.

Maryanne

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6/20/19 7:27 P

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I wrote 4 IEPs on the half day today. I could have probably have gotten a fifth done had I not stopped to chat once in a while. Tomorrow I am going in for a full day and should get 75 % of what is left done. I will go in on Monday too. Then I can relax and concentrate on the summer and my homework. Sunday I am going to Cirque in Hartford. I am looking forward to that!

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Good evening very long day.

Dawn he had surgery 6 weeks ago for prostrate cancer and then a paste maker. Then he stopped eating. He was 81. He was mentally challenged. Lived a good life.
Then saw my other client who broke her neck. All I can say is UGH .

So tired after today. Lot of driving and mentally draining.


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Hey all,

Itís overcast and foggy here today. The fog is just rolling in off the ocean.

Laura, I will look up the new med. Hoping that one will be approved with no extra hassle. Why the insurance company would want to risk more health problems by leaving Colie on the prednisone is beyond me. Makes no sense.
Also hoping you get to really relax. The chronic stress is not good for you.

Maryanne, you sound really stressed too. Gosh, I hope you donít have to go above heads there. Thatís just beyond stressful. Add that to the kitchen re-do stress and you have more than your fair share.

Sue, Iím so sorry to hear about your client. Was he/she on the decline for awhile or was this a very sudden event? I had 2 older Downís syndrome pts last week. Both adorable but very, very sick. I donít know if thatís the population you work with or not.

Janine, I know youíre working tomorrow but hoping youíre off just kicking back and relaxing today.

Elizabeth, I hope all is going well for you. I get worried when I donít hear from people for a bit.

Thinking of everyone else who hasnít chimed in for a bit and hoping all is well.

Ah, I hear the chicken ďI have laid an eggĒ song outside. They LOVE to let me know about it. The littles in the living room have gotten very quiet while my hen is ďsingingĒ.
Dr appt went well yesterday. I donít think she was too awfully thrilled with me being on a low carb diet but she really couldnít refute the results. My BP was perfect, my A1c was down 1/2 a point and my weight was down 14lbs. Little by little I am getting there. I want my lifestyle and diet to be absolutely sustainable. She did up my Synthroid a little b/c my numbers were off the last time and Iím so tired all of the time. She calls in clinical hypothyroidism. I just donít tolerate my numbers being that high I guess even though theyíre within the normal limits, (WNL in medical lingo). Overall, I was happy with the results of the appt. It took awhile though b/c she takes such a long time with all of her pts. So, by the time we got done the lab was closed. Will have my labs drawn on Mon. My sodium is always low.
Biz leaves for the Dominican next week. I will be glad when she is safely back home. My doctor said the deaths are related to the alcohol which they believe is ďmoonshineĒ!!! Can you believe resorts would serve moonshine!!!!???? Thatís crazy. Biz will not be drinking ETOH while she is there anyway b/c she is with a bunch of kids. Pray it goes well for them.

Ok, gotta run here. I have stuff I need to get done. I hope everyone enjoys the day in spite of the elusive sunshine we donít seem to get enough of lately.

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It is very dreary here outside at Foxwoods but I was on a hot streak last night!!

They canceled Colie’s cyclophosamide. Too

Next drug of choice:

azathioprine

Hopefully will get that and start on Saturday

Still waiting on paperwork for the houses

Going to TRY to relax



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Morning all,

We have ourselves a wet and dreary Thursday morning here in Dedham. Blah Perfect for the mood I'm in. Going to be a busy day again today and I'm not looking forward to it. I have the pleasure of attempting one more time to get an answer from this Vice President or......I have to go ABOVE him to complain. Praying it doesn't come down to that. :(

Have a good day all.

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Afternoon all,

How unfortunate that I had a whole post written and then poof, all gone? I think I closed SP without hitting the button to post. Just been a crazy few days. Lots going on with work and still trying to finalize the kitchen stuff. Met with Norfolk again last night and went thru all my questions so I'm good there. The only thing now is deciding on the flooring. I'm going with vinyl but thinking of covering my hardwoods in the living/sitting rooms with the same new flooring. This way everything will match. My hardwoods aren't in great shape to begin with and this will also alleviate me having to take the cats out of the house while they redo the floors. So going to see how much it will cost to do that. Meeting with the other designer on Saturday. Sent her a note and said if you want to be considered you better come up with a more detailed estimate than the crap you sent me. So we'll go thru all of that on Saturday. The general contractor (via my friend) is about to get the same note. Talk about a half-assed estimate. It's useless to me. So those notes are going out now and then I'm done. No more meetings, no more estimates. Next week it's decision time.

Janine - YAY!!!! I know you said you have to do so many days over the summer, will you do that right away?

Sue - oh I'm so sorry to here about the week you've been having. That's got to be hard to handle and now with your tooth. Hugs to you.

Dawn - Laura - Elizabeth - hello - hope all is going well.

I leave 8 days from tomorrow and I cannot wait.

Have a nice night all.
Maryanne


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Today was my last full day for the school year! It was busy and I need at least 2 more days to clear what is on my desk.

Sue..sorry about your clients. I pray you all find peace with this sad time.

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