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I got desperate and called Teledoc. She got my prescription in and then I remembered that I have AZO (for urinary pain) left over from last time. I am praying it kicks in soon.  
   
It's a Woe is Me Booyah!  
  
(I am envisioning Jean patting my shoulder and saying, "There, there", lol.)

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(((Susan)))

Hi Slashie!  Lovely pictures!

I am ketchupped.

Three of us went to the beach for a long Memorial Day weekend.  Two years was a long time to wait, but it was lovely.  

We have VBS starting tonight, but I'm not helping.  But two dss are helping.  But thankfully one can drive.  Willy-nilly.

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Morning.  I don't remember the last time I was on here or what I said.  I think I've still been getting on at least once a day.

Dh is coming back from his moms today.  I didn't get nearly the stuff I wanted to done this past week.  Too much running around with apartment hunting, doctors appointments, etc.  I'm not very good at multi-tasking or switching tasks or unexpected plans.   I spent a good portion of the day at the lake yesterday with dd and her friend.  It was great, it's important that she spends some time outside and with IRL friends, but it put a dent in my chances of getting anything done.  

Today I need to do laundry, plan tomorrow's classes, do some summer camp/registration paper work, swing by the science center and make sure the AC is still working (so far so good as of yesterday), do some cleaning up for classes tomorrow, and I really REALLY should clean the bathroom at home.   

I found a tick crawling on me a little while ago.  A big dog tick not little deer tick, and not attached but now I feel all crawly.   Ugh. 

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Morning. It's raining. That's pretty much every day right now. I still haven't been able to put in the plants or sunflower seeds. Not just because of the rain, but because I can't get the soil amendments needed to where they ought to be because...rain. 

We still haven't been able to plant okra. Can't till. Rain.

Normally, summer is NOT like this.

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Good Morning!!!

COFFEE!L~D

Sunday!!!

Church!!

Today is promotion Sunday. All the kids move up a grade. Middle DD is moving into the junior high group, so the parents are all supposed to bring food for a big breakfast. Usually I like to bring something really homemade. This morning I am bringing pillsbury cinnamon rolls. Home-baked, but not home made. Maybe it’s good for me. The kids don’t care and perhaps I was getting too prideful. Anyhow, I was just too beat to make anything really homemade, so Pillsbury it is.

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Good afternoon!

I think I am going to survive, per regulations.  I did not get a wink of sleep until about 1:00 this afternoon.  Old AZO does not work very well.  Even the new medicine is just barely taking the edge off.  I am rotating tylenol and ibuprofin as well.

Dh didn't sleep much either last night, due to my agonies, but still he managed to get the kids to Sunday School (it was dd12's first time in the jr/sr high class), and go to CVS to beg all speed with medications for me, and go grocery shopping, and pick up lunch for everyone, and do laundry.

Our neighbor brought over some Persian pickled vegetables which I am eager to try when feeling better.  She said the recipe is a bit "toned down" from the traditional one, lol.

Tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, dh and I are going to Memphis for a couple days for our 30th anniversary.

Coffee!

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9 hours ago, Another Lynn said:

I am ketchupped.

In Texas we have spicy ketchup. It's not actually spicy, but it's really good. If you're ever feeling sassy you can say "I am spicy ketchupped" and it'll work.

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VBS did an excellent job teaching me Hebrews 12:1 through a song - one of those slightly awkward ones where they try to cram all the syllables into a somewhat singable melody.  Plus a bit of sign language.  And now I can't get it out. of. my. head. Lol.

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Agility was fun as always.  There were three of us old timers and three newbies.  One of the newbies was a guy with a very tall six month old Afghan Hound!  Juliet was the "model dog" for the class tonight - ie. she went first and showed all the newbies how to do it.  Fortunately she (mostly) did well.  And she's getting a lot more sociable around people.  She didn't even threaten to eat anyone and she let a strange man pet her! 

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Good morning!  It's The Queen's favorite day!

Agility sounds so fun!  I know that Sir Pups-a-lot would love it.  He loves it when we put our feet up on the coffee table so he can run around and jump over or crawl under.  He needs a little more self control training first, lol.

I am 67% recovered from the Very Bad UTI, enough that I slept in a few spurts last night between bathroom runs (did I tell you my butt actually hurts from the other night?!?) and I can stand up and walk around and stuff.  And I don't think it is developing into anything more severe.  So I think our trip to Memphis is still on.  I am thinking I can manage a 3 hour drive - there are plenty of rest stops and gas stations on the way that we can stop at when necessary.

I am hungry.

Coffee!

#isaidbutt

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Morning.  Happy Monday.   It's going to be a hot, humid, rainy week around here.   Almost daily afternoon thunderstorms or just rain all day.

This is my last week of classes for the (school) year.   Three days of make-ups that stretch back to snow days in January.   Judging by the number of people who evidently thought we had class last week despite notes sent home, posted in the lobby/entranceway, mentioning it to everybody, posted on Facebook I anticipate a lot of not full classes this week.  

All except one of my summer camps are full in the AM sessions, one is full for both AM and PM.   And to think I wasn't even sure we'd get many people signing up for summer camps this year given everything.   I didn't even run camps last year (obviously) so figured momentum was lost.  But I have a lot of campers who did my camps two years ago and are coming back.  It's actually pretty exciting.  

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!~D

Monday!!! But it is summer vacation. I do have plenty of work to do to close out this school year, though. But the kids are done!!

We’re supposed to have a bit of a cool down this week. Highs in the 80’s,  not in the 100’s. Thank goodness.

Susan, I hope you are feeling better and the meds are kicking in.

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Do you know what's fun? Sometimes when we get bot/spam calls, I have time to answer. I have a better than 60% hangup rate for answering, "[School name] Academy, this is the principal's office."

Also on my list to try:

"[Neighborhood] Restaurant, where the menu is always gluten-free. Would you like to make a reservation?"

"W[abbreviation for our street name] [our house number backwards with a decimal]: we rock with Kitty in the morning and [DS] through the workday! Do you know the phrase that pays?"

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3 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

The changing barometric pressure makes me achy. 

Me too.  Gives me headaches and makes my joints ache.  Benedryl helps with the headaches, seems to relieve some pressure. 

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Morning, Happy Tuesday.  I have a very long day today.  I'm teaching 4 classes.   But it's the last day for all those classes, then I have just one more day this week and I'm done.   I know I keep talking about how I'm almost done, but this has been a super long year.  It has been a wonderful year and I had a great group of kids and parents (once we worked through some hiccups at the beginning of the year), but it was a long, hard year.  So much wasn't normal and required so much extra energy to deal with.  I'm glad we are through most of it and I really really hope things continue getting better leading to this fall.  

This summer I'll be working hard on getting ready for next year, teaching some summer camps, working on tweaking some school stuff for the kids, trying new things out, and also enjoying ourselves.  I want more field trips, more lake days.  

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4 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Juliet and I got to meet Ikslo. We had fun. 

So jealous!!

4 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

The changing barometric pressure makes me achy. 

The weather man needs to do a better job and keep it steady!! 

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Good morning from Memphis!

Happy Almost Last Day, Toto!  I’m hoping you get to all the good things on your break.  Have you ever seen those fold-up “origami” kayaks?  They look so cool. 

Yesterday we had Swedish meatballs at IKEA for lunch and Memphis BBQ at legendary The Commissary for dinner.   So yummy.  We were having fun comparing the places we were driving to The Judgmental Map of Memphis - so far it’s pretty accurate, lol.

It’s dh’s and my 30th wedding anniversary today!  After breakfast we are going to see what the weather is like and maybe toodle around town. We are taking a touristy bus tour of the city this afternoon and have dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant tonight. 

Coffee!

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Good Morning!!!

COFFEE!!~D

Tuesday!!

We’re having a work party today at the house of one of my co-workers. As much as my job stresses me out at times, I must say I love getting together with my co -workers. We were kind of the rebel group (teachers in my school are divided into groups of 12-15 with a regional coordinator over them) this year and had some in-person staff meetings, which were great. We generally work from home, which is pretty isolating, and Zoom sucks (#isaidsucks), so when we can get together it is rather raucous.

The weather cooled down substantially. It was a very pleasant night for sleeping.

Susan, I am glad you slept through the night and your culinary adventures sound wonderful.

Toto, glad you are almost done.

Jeannie, hope you feel better. Glad you had a great visit with Ikslo. #jealous.

CW, I will need to keep those comebacks in mind. That is hilarious,

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I forgot to mention we had our first homegrown tomato last night for dinner. It was yummy. Our garden is one row this year. I have cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, chives and zinnias. But it is the best garden ever.

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!~D

Humph Day!!!

Work!!!

Another comfortable day. Only supposed to be 78 degrees. Next week we’re up to 105 again.🔥🔥🔥☀️☀️☀️🔥🔥🔥😩😩☀️☀️🔥🔥. Well, I won’t think about that right now. I will just enjoy the 78 degrees.

Nothing much going on. Had a fun work party yesterday. Good to see people. 

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Good morning!

We are having breakfast (eggs benedict) at the hotel before packing up and heading back home. We will likely stop at Gibson’s Donuts on the way and pick up something to bring home for the kids. It’s been a nice trip. 

Coffee!

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Morning.  I'm being slow and lazy today.   Slept in a little bit, slow and relaxed having breakfast and my tea.   I will run out to the science center later to do some cleaning, work on my files and start getting things set up for summer.  My teacher is done for the year so I can do some things in her classroom.  

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On 6/8/2021 at 3:28 AM, Jean in Newcastle said:

Juliet and I got to meet Ikslo. We had fun. 

I forgot to comment on this:

Yay!!  I met Ikslo a few years ago and she is super nice.  Before Ikslo moved, she lived in my hometown. :)  The place she lives now has much better weather.

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Good morning!

Happy Summer for those now on break!

I am heading to the walk-in clinic this morning because I am starting to feel a little worse.  Not as bad as Sunday by any means, but not better.  I am seriously afraid that this is going to cause continued *issues* and I will have to drop out of the backpacking trip.  
   
After that I am taking dd14 to the special aquarium shop on the outskirts of The Big City.

I should probably buy some groceries at some point.

Coffee!

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Good Morning!!!

COFFEE!!~D

Friday Eve!!!

Another delightful night of sleeping weather. If our summer was like this all the time, this would be the perfect place to live.

Going up the Big City this morning!! DS had some psychological and academic testing done back in March and April and the results are done, so that will be interesting. Kind of dreading that. And I have some curriculum to drop off at my school’s Lending Library. 
 

Oldest DD is going to the beach today. Two girls in her friend group have birthdays in June, so the parents of one are taking their motor home with a gaggle of girls to the beach for the day.  It should be fun. DD has a nice group of friends.

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Morning. Tomorrow I leave for Tennessee. I'm going to be in North Georgia for a few days. Looking forward to it and hoping there are at least a few cicadas there. 

Today is packing, shopping, keeping everything working here while I'm gone. Gah.

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Good Morning!

Happy Thursday!

Doing some de-cluttering today.  I'm sorting through clothes that dd10 has outgrown over the past several years and figuring out what to pass on to my niece.

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5 hours ago, Critterfixer said:

Morning. Tomorrow I leave for Tennessee. I'm going to be in North Georgia for a few days. Looking forward to it and hoping there are at least a few cicadas there. 

Today is packing, shopping, keeping everything working here while I'm gone. Gah.

So I am wondering about your route East - when we got to Memphis, we were totally surprised that the I40 bridge across the Mississippi River is totally shut down.  I know there is another way somewhere to get across the river, but it looked pretty messy.

On the bright side, they still put on the bridge light show at night.  So fun!

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I have a new antibiotic and dd14 has 3 new guppies, 2 honey gouramis, and 4 aquarium plants.  I have committed myself to resting for a couple days re: UTI, but am having a hard time implementing the plan.
   
I need to cut some leukotape in the shape of the hot spots on my feet to put in my first aid kit.  
    
I have gotten to the "Backpacking Panic" stage in which I want to throw everything and the kitchen sink into my backpack, "just in case".  Fortunately, my base weight is only 20lbs, so I can afford a few grams worth of panic items.  (Leukotape is NOT a panic item - I will need it.)

Organic, pure cranberry juice is of the devil.

#asyouwere

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12 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

For Susan:

 

I love his cover of this song. 

I listened to this, then the original, then this one again.  This one is way more awesome!  Jean has all the cool music.  Imma see if I can play that mandolin lick.

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I’m back!!! Had a really good talk with the shrink about DS’s evaluation. No surprises. Just a lot of great clarification. Basically, he’s low-average IQ and functioning at that level. He gave me some good ideas and it’s all good.

 

and I brought McD’s home for lunch.

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1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

So I am wondering about your route East - when we got to Memphis, we were totally surprised that the I40 bridge across the Mississippi River is totally shut down.  I know there is another way somewhere to get across the river, but it looked pretty messy.

On the bright side, they still put on the bridge light show at night.  So fun!

Yeah, I know. I haven't decided yet if I will actually take the north route or the south route. The bridge is an absolute catastrophe, and one I'm kind of up one because of DH's job. So we'll do our planning tonight to get me around it. 

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Morning.  I don't think I made it on her yesterday.  I met with dd to work out, did some cleaning at the science center, then had three classes to teach.   Today I'm back to being lazy.  For one day only, next week I have to hit the ground running with all our summer plans.  

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