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  1. Checking back again this evening... hoping someone will see this and have something to share...
  2. Ever feel like you have a question and you don't know how to ask it???:blushing: So... I got this.... "Post menopausal female seeks recommendations for estrogen cream or ??? to help with... well... you know... um.... teA" Don't want to take hrt (hormone replacement therapy)... experienced surgical menopause (uterine rupture at age 30)... and the libido is just not there. OMGoodness, did I just hit the post button?? lol
  3. I understand points assigned and calorie limit, but, what does a monthly fee look like and is it worth the money? Can buying a book and working on the same principles work instead of spending money month after month? I have lost weight with Atkins before, but end up putting it back on when I use carbs again... and my dh hates atkins... wants me eating more fruit and veggies... I usually avoid breads anyway... don't have a sweet tooth... But, I am post menopausal and my body insists on looking like a plump pear...
  4. Not fancy... plain and simple... I used up scraps that I made my grandson's nursery with. It was fun and quick!
  5. Absolutely go over the basic rate and the increase for additional time as well as letting her know that drop off and pick up the two of you must meet up. Perhaps you live in a very safe location and she felt comfortable, but anything can happen in a minute or two or even less! Your basic rate stays the same if she brings him later because you are committing to that time frame and you are available for her. That said... I have at times been the wishy-washy mom of many young kids. I was never intentional about it, but life had a way of getting crazy on me with all my little ones and I a
  6. I currently have two jobs outside of the home, but most weeks they add up to 25 hours work... I work at a retail store... fast and friendly... usually upbeat and fun. Flexible schedule. I like 4-5 hour shifts a few days a week. I also work as an elder caregiver and love that!!! I wish I had more clients and/or longer hours. As it is, I have one client 3 hours in the morning twice a week. The "problem" is, elder care involves elderly and they don't get younger each day, so I have lost a couple of clients. I am really hoping that my hours/clientelle pick up soon. And the end
  7. Earlier today: Put on playlist and had it play in the background while I make Dr. appt.s for back to school stuff... took 8 songs to get through that call! I started two loads of laundry so far today... need to get on the dried load and get the next going... I made a quilt top because life has been so much about responsibilities and juggling a LOT of adult business (court, custody, teen in rehab), that I needed some "fun". The top is made, now I need to decide if I border it and then back it or just keep it simple and back it.... Next up: Pick up dd and grandson for a
  8. My son was given one immunization at 2 weeks of age... I think it was a hepatitis, but could not be sure... It was obvious by 6 weeks that he had multiple food allergies and he received no more immunizations during his infancy/toddlerhood... The Dr. was fairly old school and wouldn't diagnose his autism (he had very specific qualifications by two years of age and should have been diagnosed) because the Dr. said he (my son) had an emotional bond with me and gave family members eye contact (he didn't give many other people eye contact)... Anyway... he was diagnosed with aspergers by a new pediat
  9. I didn't have the great ideas here... so, when my youngest was too afraid and kept insisting that he wasn't interested in bikes, that he's just as well play with the scooter, we left him alone. A couple times a year we'd point out how his brothers enjoyed riding and would he like to learn, but no, he didn't want to. Finally, when he was 11 he decided he'd like to try and dh went out with him and had him riding that afternoon. He has aspergers and a great fear of being physically hurt... so, he had to really want to or it would have just not happened.
  10. My oldest daughter was quite well read and often mis-spoke, too... One of the favorites was when she went out on a canoe with friends, came home and said that she had a great time on the "can-oh". We still tease her about that!
  11. Well... Since you asked... And I am in the mood to let the cat out of the bag... I will be 49, I think... LOL! I think that my youngest graduates in 2018... What I DO know is that the year he graduates we are having a HUGE party... Since my ex has made life incredibly difficult, has lied more times than you can imagine about me and the past and since he has been abusive in multiple ways to our kids... I will be hosting a HUGE party in 2018... I wont have it connected to my youngest's 18th birthday, nor will it be connected to my youngest's graduation because the reason for t
  12. Re: rewards.... It might be a "3 nights in a row and not wetting and we'll get an ice cream cone" and he does... I've done 5 and 7 day rewards. He does not stay up and go... He is a sleeper. He almost always goes to sleep by 9pm... used to be 8pm... on his own and sleeps until 7am or so. Once I got him up to pee at 10pm... then between 120-1am... then at 4am... and again at 6pm and I tell you that boy would pee and pee. Anyway, about the rewards... I get tired of it because I cannot get those all the time... nor do I think it's okay for him to stay dry night after night and get reward
  13. I am using leftovers/scraps from the nursery set that I made for my grandson... http://mytripleo.blogspot.com/2011/11/nursery-is-done.html Basically, the material is leftover from the curtains/crib skirt... jungle print, cut into about 5-6 in squares... and green/white checked cut in squares to match... and I have a lot of cream.... I am making a simple quilt for a friend who is having a baby boy... money is tight, so I would like to make something using what I have on hand. I plan on the back of the quilt being the green/white checked material (because that's my large piece!
  14. I have 10 jungle squares.... and 15 checked squares and I can make as many solid colored squares to add in for the top... I am having a hard time planning how to lay out the 10 and 15 (can be 9 and 14 or whatever)... Anyone want to help take a stab at it? Thanks!!
  15. How are your gardens out there doing? This morning I had to thin out lots of tomatoes... to help my squash improve... and it was time to clip the artichoke (that was a test to see how it would do... next year, lots more artichoke!!!)... and I use up the jalapenos as fast as they grow! We are also ready to try the first couple of corns... How about you?
  16. We tried doctor visits... they would only give us a nose spray that encourages the bladder to wake up the boy... didn't really work... We go through a mattress every year with him because while we buy plastic covers, those wear out and sometimes he doesn't tell us and they are ripped and his mattress gets icky and he doesn't want to own up to it... If I give him incentives, such as 3 dry nights in a row and we go get ice cream, he stays dry. Works every time. Until I don't offer him the reward. Why can he stay dry for a reward and not stay dry without????? Baffles me. I don't like
  17. I have one who fishes and is great at it... but there are days he cannot go to the docks and is at home and he gets restless, needing something to do... I have two who play tennis, but 4 days a week for a couple of hours... they need more to "do"... One is old enough and responsible to head to the docks and washes boats for hire and is usually occupied... but, there are days he doesn't and sits to play video games for hours... They all have chores. I don't have discretionary income to spend on hobbies... but if the money goes a long way... or if I spend a little to get them sta
  18. :grouphug:to the wee one! I began sleep training ONLY if my 8 month old was stuck getting up at 1am... Now, many years later, I realize those moments are gone and that's a once in a lifetime part of life. I only felt like i had to do this with 2 of my 7 babies... but if I could do it over, I'd hold them more and cherish each moment. Now... my youngest was born autistic and could not be laid down in a crib or he would hurt himself. I held that boy nearly every night for over 2 years. It was exhausting, but we all made it through! Hope the mom meets someone who makes a lovely
  19. Kale, broccoli, cauliflour (sp), artichokes, asparagus, salad greens, spinach, zucchini... This year we have grown: corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, snap peas, tomatoes and a couple kinds of squash...
  20. Cool! Love so many of the responses! I went to Chicago... swapped the Sears Tower for the 96th floor of the John Hancock building. Great city. Clean. Fun things to do! I went to Yosemite. Took my breath away! Planted a corn patch - about 6 ft. by 6 ft., about 50 stalks. They are almost ready to harvest!
  21. I would go with the flow on this one, as well. So long as there's plenty for everyone, perhaps your mom will actually enjoy the time more with a friend and maybe be more inclined to join in future events more often, too... Or, if you know your mom is unhappy about it, encourage her to take a stand and blame you (to her friend) if need be... Just give your mom both options and let her work through it and be very excited that she comes!:001_smile:
  22. C'mon, folks, I am starting to iron my drapes... really?? Are you going to just let me suffer here ironing drapes??? LOL! Please, someone rescue me!
  23. DH and the boys are out boating and wont come back until late.... I wish I could play my vhs's and watch The Thornbirds... but I do not have a vhs player anymore... I dont want to spend money... I have a couple nice adult drinks to sip on.... Would love some guilty pleasure Netflix suggestion... I have bath stuff.... I don't want to spend the time reading, although I have done that a lot lately... I've listened to my playlist and danced my heart out so far today... oh, if dh caught a glimpse of me indulging in my playlist songs and dancing... he would be....:w00t:
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