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  1. My high risk daughter just saw her nephrologist on Friday. Not cancelling anything from what I can tell yet.
  2. Oh and to answer your question. All dogs in my house are for me. I'm the dog person. I walk them, feed them, spend time with them, groom them. Dh if left alone probably wouldn't have a dog or would get a lab. Each kid wants and likes a different type and size of dog. Older sons love GSD and since they live on their own they can have them. Older daugher wants either a PWD or maybe a Havanese, Next daughter a shih tuz, youngest son a dachshund . I love most dogs but one of my favorite dogs I've owned was a boxer but due to allergies not a good choice. We have Portuguese Water Dogs because that is what I love and I love that they don't shed. We have owned on for the past 15+ years and the two I currently have are only 4 and 6 so lots of years left. After that not sure but I know I will have a dog.
  3. I was worried about getting a GSD for my son as well. So many problems with some of them. However I found a breeder and a beautiful puppy for him, I've met multiple dogs from her and they are all healthy wonderful dogs. She is a wonderful dog and healthy, beautiful, smart, great temperament. I love her, never thought I would but she is wonderful. If you're interested this is our breeder, it says puppies would be born in February. Sweetheart German Shepherds. puppies.htm
  4. Local Sam's here said their weekend sales were 90% higher this past weekend than the year before. She said the almost empty shelves are allowing them to deep clean. I definitely have read articles about what to buy for preparation and toilet paper, water and paper towels were on the list. Not sure why.
  5. Yes they have homework over Thanksgiving and Spring Break but not Christmas because the semester ends at break. They don't usually have much but study and sometimes finishing a paper or project. My kids unlike me though are not procrastinators so they don't seem overwhelmed with it and it can usually be taken care of the weekend before heading back. I have kids in middle school and senior as well as college students, they have been out of school since December 10th and go back the Jan 6th for new semester. All high school classes ended then all new ones will start.
  6. I have two children who have considered it but haven't made a legal change. One uses a different name for acting but since nothing paid yet hasn't made the change. The other goes between formal first name (considering a spelling change since no one, and I mean no one gets it correct) and her unrelated nickname which she's been called since she was nine months old. She hasn't decided if she will make a formal change or not yet. Honestly we had the most difficult time naming her, nothing seemed right and we would change our minds weekly. The only thing that really stuck was the nickname which dh wouldn't let me put on birth certificate at the time. So I guess I'm okay with it. I will say that of my five kids, only on child loves her name and wouldn't consider another. All the others think the 2nd place name would have been the better choice. I also remember thinking I wished they had gone with one of the other names on parents list as I liked them better but never seriously considered changing my name, I just didn't like sharing it with a million other people.
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    Octavia Mattea Phaedra Deirdre Cassandra Elowen Anwen Helena Theodora Thais Boys Orion Jasper I love Violet and Freya.
  8. I'm boring. I have white corelle dishes for lunch, kids husband to grab. Dinner dishes are White Villeroy and Boch I got from TJ Maxx and Home Goods, they are nice, thin, but strong dishes. This set. I just picked up pieces as they would show up in the stores. I now have 16 plates and 12 bowls. They were about + or - $5 a piece.
  9. I have wanted to cancel but a friend convinced me not to cancel. I went and had fun. First day or two a bit anxious but then I settled down and enjoyed it
  10. My son came home with a beautiful female kitten he wanted to be his cuddle buddy. She is the most athletic, energetic, wild cat I've ever met. The vet even commented on it, pretty sure she's from feral parents. She has to be outdoors most of the time to be happy. She refuses to use a litterbox. Before we finally allowed her out she would run through the house screaming and jumping from things for hours. She has shredded carpets, window sills, doors, etc. She needs to be outdoors to be healthy and happy. We have shelters for her and she has access to garage, sheds and barn but just declawing her ( which we considered) would not have taken care of her needs. I do live in an area with barn cats and not a neighborhood so she has plenty of area to patrol. She is now 4yrs old and thriving. Good luck with your decision. We also have a cat who is 100% outside/garage (she's 14yrs old and still hunts everyday) and has panic attacks if brought indoors. She is feral but friendly. We also have a cat who is now 6 who is 100% indoors and is a couch potato. He was from a litter we rescued at 1 week old and bottle fed. Kimberly
  11. I'd like an invite please. Mine are now, 24, 22, 20, 18, and 13
  12. When kids sizes no longer work we move to American Eagle skinny line. It's expensive but truly what fits. Right now my 13yr old is too tall for 12s(ankle showing) but 14slim is a very difficult size to find and they are still a bit big around the waist. In shorts he's wearing a size 8 boys. He's been wearing levis and they say 25x27 for 14s. I'd rather find a 24x 28. My 21yr old son wears a 28x30
  13. I haven't dealt with these decisions personally but my mother and her four sisters all had breast cancer within a two year period and I helped my mom decide how to proceed. Each sister did something a little different. Mom mom who was 68 at the time just did unilateral mastectomy with no reconstruction. We ultimately decided to go this direction because she couldn't do the less invasive reconstruction option that her sisters did due to having breast cancer at 45 with lumpectomy and radiation as the treatment then. So that only left the much more invasive approach with the more extensive healing times. My dad didn't want her to go through all that so his vote was no. It sounded like it really added to the amount of time healing and she didn't want to spend any more time than necessary. She wanted to heal and move forward and not dread the future surgeries required and longer healing time. We found that each time she had breast cancer that it took about two years to fully get back to "normal". Removing a healthy breast didn't sound necessary. I will say though that dealing with a prosthetic breast is a pain at times. My mother(and her sisters) is very small an A/B cup and so it always seems a bit bigger and sometimes swimming it doesn't stay in place. She isn't comfortable going with out and being lopsided though. Make sure you do physical therapy after your mastectomy heals though to get full range of motion back. That is something we didn't realize at first and she struggled until we did that as she's was/is a very active person who plays tennis, walks, does curves, etc. My aunts who did reconstruction are happy with it but the process wasn't pleasant and one continually seemed to deal with infection and things that would delay her, the other breezed through it. One aunt did bilateral mastectomy in hopes she wouldn't have a re occurrence since watching my mom she felt it was definitely a possibility. ( my mom had it in the same breast twice, the other breast is still fine) Some did chemo and others did not. My mom was fortunate that she never did chemo. I'm sorry you're having to go through this, it is a lot of information and decisions all at once and they want you to decide so quickly.
  14. I've been on both sides. I put oldest in school K-2 then brought him home due to school struggles. I home schooled kids from then until oldest was ready for high school. At that point I told my husband I could either teach him or the other four kids, that is how much of my time he required. He wanted to go to the high school with all their music and theater options so off he went. Other kids stayed home until they were in 11, 10, 9 and 6th grade. So slowly one by one they went off to school depending on when I felt they were ready. I wasn't actually ready to send youngest in 6th but he and his dad decided it was time. He didn't like being the only one home. I didn't realize how exhausted and burnt out I was until he was in school that first year. I so needed the break. He loves his school and is now a thriving 8th grader. I was never the mom who thought they'd home school the whole way through high school as I don't have the temperament and self discipline. This year I have a senior and an 8th grader attending charter school, a college junior and two older sons working. Letting go of homeschooling did lead to a bit of a identity crisis and who am I now type thing. Also friends are either homeschooling still or they have started working so I'm working on building new friendships, interests, etc. It can be a bit lonely but I'm enjoying this phase of life too.
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