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    I just discovered bralettes, they work great for me because mine are small-ish. So now when I wear a bra I don't really have to think about it, I can sleep in it and just generally forget it's on. I just ordered a bunch more online. I love that they are bit cheaper too than the ones I used to buy.
    I finally tested out my colored pencils today. I love that the new set is all organized, I have two drawings started. I am ready for the weekend, or at least my husband's weekend. Tomorrow does not count. I'll either be home or helping my grandparents. They've been extra stressful lately so time at home wouldn't be too bad. Realized I made a silly mistake yesterday. I didn't get the final photo of my drawing before I trimmed it and put it away. I had to get it back out and take a photo today, but I couldn't tape it down flat. I've rather good with making sure I update my site lately.
    I got almost no cleaning done today. I felt all accomplished yesterday, I did the dishes, all caught up and now the sink is full again. We did play some board games earlier so that was nice.
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    To those who wash dishes by hands, my sympathies. I'd rather clean the toilets in the house than wash dishes by hand. It's a horrible horrible thing! Dishwashers are one of those things that are a must in my household if I want to stay married. :-)

    IEF, Tech's sleep schedule is the reason we aren't looking for a condo. I'm terrified of what the neighbors would think of the 6 year old still awake at 4am.

    RTB, that bra looks awesome! Not surprisingly, it isn't even remotely near my size. *sigh* story of my life with bras. I was actually told by a salesperson once that "a well-fitted bra should be so comfortable you can barely tell you are wearing it" I almost punched her happy little a-cup self.

    TFZ, ooooooo I need to dye my hair again! The purple I use is blue based so it has faded out to a green, and now the green has finally faded out. Time for purple again. What color did you go?

    Aandwsmom, here's hoping it's a cheap fix on your car! I feel your pain there!

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    Just my regular red. It's pretty close to dd's. So funny she came out with the color hair I've been using out of the box for 15 years.
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    Teemie is quiet about being up all night, but sometimes she just won't sleep. She go through few days where she can't sleep and stays up late before finally going to bed. I figure no big deal because we homeschool, or course that counselor I was seeing for my anxiety gave me some judgment over that. I suppose that's just another reason it's good I stopped going to see her.
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    I think i feel the same way about making tortillas as you guys do about dishes, lol.

    I hope that doesn't sound pathetic or condescending, but I'm so glad THAT'S over! Ten lousy burritos seems so pathetic. I used to crank out three dozen when the bigs were ds' age and still have enough energy left to make another big batch of something for the freezer, clean the house, and be ready for lessons (two kids with completely different personalities mostly taught separately) the next day.

    It's easier without the unsupportive constant drama ex, but I do miss the supportive community that used to be everywhere and the general sense of, "I don't know how she does it all." that's been replaced by "I don't know why she doesn't try to make more money."

    Oh well.

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    So it is a purge valve error, an emissions thing. And NOT covered by warranty.
    DH has it down at Firestone now for official diagnosis and lets hope it isn't more than we have on our cards, otherwise.. it gets to eat into our vacation fund. *sigh
    I swear, we have bled $$ this year. Granted, we have been healthy(knock on wood) and gotten things done but it has been an expensive year. And we have a new van with warranty.... that has an issue that isn't covered by the warranty after 36K miles. We have 51K.
    Oh well, we will get through this too.
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    I was inspired by A&W to finish the dishes, even the dog bowl! last night, but went sulking off to my room instead. I had filled the sink, and had just started washing when I noticed Puppy sniffing around like he was going to pee.
    Me: Honey, can you come quick and let the dog out?
    DH: (Indistinct muttering)
    Me (a moment later): Honeyyy!?
    No. Dog piddles next to me in the kitchen.
    DH comes sauntering into the kitchen a few minutes later: I dont want to have responsibility for taking care of the dog.
    Me: I wouldnt have asked you if I was just sitting on my ass....
    DH: Im not trying to be a dick or anything... (Takes out a clean glass and pours himself some milk and walks away.)

    So, no dishwasher is causing marital stress and discord.
    Because we know that he certainly wasnt going to be the one to wash that glass!

    The actual washing isnt really that bad, Ive decided.

    Bah. Ds10 comes back from grandmas today - Im going to try relaxing.
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    Typical day, except that it was DH's birthday. But DS decided at the last minute that he had to make something for DH. Fortunately, in my office, otherwise known as the Room of Requirement, so I had the supplies he needed to make the project. I set him up and took a shower, when DS decided that he want to go to Rec-Park day. So off we went, he needs to burn off the energy, so I am always glad when he decides to go.

    We came back and I had a meeting. College classes start in 4 weeks and I am starting to prep. On the way home I stop at Costco for cake and ice cream. The zillion-layer chocolate cake is a tradition for us. DS and I decorate the cake and we spend an entire weekend eating cake. Monday, we toss what is left and come down from the sugar high. I helped DS finish up his gift for DH, which is a 3-dimensional card.

    We had a nice dinner and cake! Gluttonous amount of cake.

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    SO, it was the stupid new locking gas cap we put on! They had us put on the old one, reset computer and only charged us 1/2 the diagnose fee. WHEW Except that we can't use the locking cap, or it will come on again. It technically SHOULD work but for some reason it isn't. SO yay.... something GOOD!!

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    So it is a purge valve error, an emissions thing. And NOT covered by warranty.
    DH has it down at Firestone now for official diagnosis and lets hope it isn't more than we have on our cards, otherwise.. it gets to eat into our vacation fund. *sigh
    I swear, we have bled $$ this year. Granted, we have been healthy(knock on wood) and gotten things done but it has been an expensive year. And we have a new van with warranty.... that has an issue that isn't covered by the warranty after 36K miles. We have 51K.
    Oh well, we will get through this too.
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    Just my regular red. It's pretty close to dd's. So funny she came out with the color hair I've been using out of the box for 15 years.
    When I first met my biological father's family at 18, I had been dying my hair for about 2 years. When I met my aunt, her natural hair color was the precise color I'd been dying my hair. It was freaky!

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