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    OMG! I am posting at a normal time and still morning for everyone(I think!LOL)
    Full house of daycare kids today, 2 teens, sunshine.
    Hoping it goes better than yesterday.
    Laundry and dishes are on my agenda.
    Replaced the light bulb and it is still there this morning.

    1 more week until our staycation. Can't wait. Boys and I have some fun and educational things planned. And then Friday, 29th we get to go to the beach for the day. My FAV part.

    Not planning this weekends activities until weather people pull head out of rear and decide what it is to be like. Sheesh Mother Nature needs a memo that it is JULY, mid-July at that.... This cool, rain, overcast, sun break, rain, warm day..... my garden is growing but not producing. And our outdoor plans/work is a play it by ear deal......

    Oh well.
    Have a TERRIFIC Thursday everyone!
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    I beat TFZ!!!! nya nya!!!! I'm glad you're getting a staycation, Aandwsmom. That's the best kind of break. We're still on ours and adjusting to life without ds24, who isn't overseas yet and will be back for a few breaks in training before he's gone gone.

    I'm definitely drowning in curriculum and still trying to sort out what will be a reasonable schedule for next year, brainstorming, making plans, and scrapping them. We won't be getting back to academics until September 1 and/or after a major canning session.

    Yesterday was an outdoor day so I'm looking forward to staying home today and hopefully playing some old fashioned board games and card games with ds. I'm reading him 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (unabridged because we're geeky that way) and tossing Calvin & Hobbes at him.

    You've mentioned meno issues before so I hope it's okay to say how much better I feel since I've been taking soy isoflavones. I was very reluctant to do so because of current trends and fads, but a bit of research eased my fears and being able to order a small package online instead of getting condescending sneers at the checkout line every time I bought "unusual" quantities of soy based foods makes it a lot easier to take care of my poor body that has done such a wonderful job of caring for me all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IEF View Post
    I beat TFZ!!!! nya nya!!!!
    BUWHAHAHAHAHA!!! Too funny!
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    Nothing exciting here. One of my gaming friends is in Bangkok right now, so I am having serious thai food cravings. Maybe I can sneak some on the way back from therapy today, even though there isnt a thsi place on the way.... how wrong is that!! .... Oh wait, there is! Its just not very good. But it may have to do.
    First world problems, ya think?
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    Yep. Stupid female issues.
    Heavy bleeding at 39, like never stop uncontrollable. Went to Dr. for first time in FOREVER. (I am 45 now) to learn I had uterus lining thickening and was Stage 1 pre-cancer/cancer. We could do hysterectomy but I don't want to be down that long. Can't with work. I would lose clients. I could do burning of uterus lining, an ablation OR take meds.
    I did meds until May of this year. Progestrin every day.
    I decided to switch to cream from pills. Not only was it natural but it didn't have the side effects of pills and I had done the pills for 6 years. And I could get it via Amazon.
    So far, so good. I have lost weight, not a lot but some. My last period was more normal.
    I would be REALLY happy when I am done with periomenopause and enter the real thing. 6+ years of PRE.... you would think I would be close to being done.
    and I have no base because 1 Aunt and myself are the only ones that have not had a hysterectomy on both sides of my family..... all long before menopause hit.
    Glad you are doing great IEF!
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    alexsmom, YUM on thai food.... can ya just stuff some through the computer and share!!!
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    We are having an energy saving day. So I'm hoping to keep the tv off for a few hours. Seems like a good time to get some school done. I had forgotten about my annual retina appointment on monday. I just got the reminder call this morning. Really hope they just skip the glaucoma test this year. I don't like things touching my eye and that machine does not look friendly. Nope. Maybe this time I'll stop them before they try and save myself the panic attack. I made an appointment for my hands in two weeks, would have loved sooner but I have an appointment that's what matters.
    I got an email from the artists association about an author and artists sale. I emailed to get some more information, and I might apply. I just got the application in my email. I'm so happy I decided to join this group. So far they've been friendly, and encouraging.
    It's not that expensive to get a space, and I'm pretty sure I borrow my grandmother's tables. Now I just have to decide if I think I could sell anything, or maybe take some commissions.
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    Just a routine day here - school, lunch in the park, swim team, repeat.

    I feel like I have been settling endless sibling squabbles lately. I'm getting a bit impatient and yell-y. I'm starting to annoy myself .

    We are going to hit the botanical gardens bright and early tomorrow when they open. It has been in the 90s by lunch, so we have been spending most of our time indoors. I'm starting to get cabin fever, and I know it can't be helping with the squabbling.

    Happy Thursday.
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    Just finished our first week back... it's going to take some time to get into a routine again! I mentioned earlier in the week that my K was super excited- she ended up going outside everyday, riding her scooter around, and them coming into school on her own. She was good the first day, the second day not so much, and today I think we did the calendar, read a bok, and I had her cut out some stuff. The 3rd graders took turns throwing fits, and needed me there for every little thing- as in they could not do theirs pelling without me telling them *exactly* what to do- and I even wrote it ALL out an example page- I'm pretty sure this is just going back to school routine. In math, they seem to rmemeber +/- facts, which is great, but MM jumps into math strategies, which apparently they don't remember. I can't seem to figure out how one of them is getting the answer- I've asked him to walk me through it a few times, but I still don't get it. I think he is sort of regrouping, but not crossing the numbers out? Doing a large part in his head. The other one spazzed out on me when I was trying to teach jumping the numberline to 'add up' to the other number. After he finally calmed down, and I did 2 examples beside him, he figured out it was much easier and finished that section up. :::SIGH::: THe 6th grader is doing well- hope math continues but I do have reservations. Loving Mosdos! The 8th grader is off on her own, I am checking n a few times per day. I even told her to make her own schedule up, I would approve it, she was a better judge of what she can accomplish in a day than I am. She make up her own color-coded assignement pages for the first 4 weeks Mom is proud! Middle school is as much about organizing yourself as it is about academics, so this should be a good thing for her.
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    Lol ief you are the winner!

    The stars aligned and I experienced a miracle this morning. DS decided he needed to do his paperwork today. I set DS and dd up at the kitchen table with glue, scissors, crayons, and about a dozen pieces of construction paper. They stayed there for an hour and fifteen minutes. It was amazing. Also, the baby was napping during that time. Then they moved onto play doh and that entertained them for an additional 40 minutes. Easiest. Morning. Ever.

    DS worked on putting together a little animal tracks book (he makes everything into a book) and we did Simon Says with letter pieces for school today. I think next week I'm going to have him help me set some stuff up so we are ready for the year. Coloring pasta, making a few batches of doh, setting up a calendar, stuff like that. I've always done it all myself, but he's almost the age when his help becomes helpful. I've got my fingers crossed anyway.

    A&W my mom had something similar around age 37. Had a laparoscopy (sp?) where they scraped down the uterine lining. Never had a period again. Her mom, had the hysterectomy in her early 30s for same. I'm hoping to escape it. We'll see how lucky I am. Feel like I may have used all my luck up this morning with occupied kids for 2hrs. Haha
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

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