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        05-07-2013, 04:38 PM
    Originally Posted by apachiedragon    
    If the muscles are tired, the brain can rest, right?
    That's been my plan here lately too. It helps a little anyway. I washed 7 of the nags today. They look so much better with the winter dust scrubbed away.

    DD just got home from school and was crazy excited. They did a Flat Stanley project at school (if you've not heard of it, this explains Flat Stanley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) A fellow mod here, Tamma89 graciously hosted Flat Stanley for his travels. As it turns out, Finland is the farthest that Stanley has traveled in the several years that the school has been participating. DD was asked to speak in front of the entire school body and read the letter she received. She told me "Mom, I was scared to talk on the microphone but when I was done everyone stood up and clapped so it was pretty cool."

    Going mushroom hunting when DH gets home from work. Fresh morels for dinner will definitely help my bad mood!
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        05-07-2013, 06:14 PM
    That's cool about Flat Stanley, Mandy! My nephew did a Flat Tyler project (basically Flat Stanley, except the kids named their figures after themselves) when my parents were serving a mission for our church in Russia back in 2002-2003. He sent them Flat Tyler and they took him to Moscow, Rostov-na-Danu (where they were serving), and along the Black Sea. It was pretty cool.
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        05-07-2013, 11:57 PM
    DS's Flat Stanley went to Phoenix, where my extra mom gave him a physical and took him to see some cacti. For some reason, nothing showed up on X-ray...

    Maple, glad you are enjoying the job. I hope you can keep it up and get the proper amount of rest you need!
        05-08-2013, 12:53 AM
    Somehow I've managed to cut myself three times today. Cut my pinky on the truck of the owner of the company I work for (he wanted it detailed yesterday, but we were too busy, so we had to so it today). Cut my middle finger on a pair of kitchen shears trying to open my nice new chef's knife. Then I cut my middle finger again on some splinters from one of the kitchen drawers.

    So glad I have tomorrow off. Have to take my car to my dad's mechanic to see if he can figure out why my car has been going all "Christine" on me at random.
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        05-08-2013, 12:57 AM
    Wow, Drafty. Sounds like quite the day. Don't you love having to cut a knife out of its packaging? I've always thought that was ironic.

    Hope tomorrow is better, and that the car will stop imitating a Stephen King novel.
        05-08-2013, 01:04 AM
    Today wasn't too horrible; we just had to do several large vehicles, which was a pain.

    And the knife thing is ridiculously ironic. Lol.

    My car will shut off at random, usually in the middle of traffic or a turn. Sometimes it will restart on its own before I can even reach for the key. We've replaced the ignition module, but that didn't help. It also sat in a parking lot for half of last week because there was a huge hole in the radiator hose and my dad didn't get a chance to help me until Saturday.
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        05-08-2013, 09:58 AM
    Okay guys...its official...I'm resigning my title of "Positive Mood Picker Upper" (or something to that effect, sorry, title WAS A LOVELY gesture, but I'm terrible at remembering such specific wording, hehe!) to MAPLE!!!

    Maple is SO wonderfully positive, even with the two jobs and the lack of sleep, and here I AM WITH THE ONE NEW JOB, & I can't even be counted on to read the BOARD BUT TWO DAYS/week lately! Ugh...

    Mandy, about your grandmother...I've been wanting to say that I am both praying for her well-being and for strength in general for you as it feels like you've been really, really tough in the face of lots of really big stressors. How does your grandmother feel in light of the health issues she is having, emotionally/mentally? I say this because my grandmother, who was very likely not in near the good "overall" health of your grandmother, survived her FIFTH SERIOUS CANCER at age 85, & went on to live until 91 with NO notable decline (still got up and out every day, played bridge/golf/shopped & lived alone!) Until 90 1/2!! This was due to HER CHOICE not to be "old", or pass away from ANYTHING until SHE WAS ready!

    Thus, I'm thinking, even IF THIS ILLNESS SHE HAS is something pretty scary, even at eighty, she's got plenty of fighting time left...just something I wanted to leave you with...and a big hug, for my sense of pride (& envy) of your overall go, girl.

    Drafty...It sounds like things might just be turning the corner for you from your rough spell (mine is just hitting it's tail end, I PRAY!!) & things SHOULD GET a bit sunnier over your way very soon...I believe these "rough patches" in life come in cycles, and yours is MORE THAN DUE to, too, are a strength and an inspiration to me!! Get Christine roving along well...maybe SHE'S BEEN the terrible initiator!! Ooh, and, maaaybe for just a BIT, AVOID ANYTHING sharp?? Ha...poor fingers! :0(

    Oxer, that pic jumping is awesome! You and pony look incredible! (I've wanted to say that for some time!!) :0)

    Apache...I pray things are looking more "normal" & less harsh in your life, that the grief is beginning slowly to cease in strength, & is being replaced by all the positive memories of your 22 year old "baby"...

    And back to Maple (I KNOW I'VE FORGOTTEN THINGS, PLEASE, DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY GUYS...just woke up!) That job sounds in many ways like a dream...and, honestly, you SHOULD take notes of your experiences and write a bestseller and never have to work (too much, anyway!) Again! The stories you're bound to collect will be amazing...if I were you, I'd just think of how lucky you are to even GET A SECOND job such as that, as here in the states, such jobs don't really exist, and if you did have a second job, it'd be tougher than your "real" job and for 1/10th the pay... :0(

    Hugs and prayers to all...B2H
        05-08-2013, 05:35 PM
    Ugh. Can we just shoot me now? My boyfriend just texted me and informed me that his older brother lost his job and is coming to stay with us tonight. For the record, his older brother likes to drink, likes to get very...nostalgic...and is just an a$$ most of the time. So, now I have to clean the house, go to the store and get stuff for dinner (which he'll probably make disparaging comments about, just like all the other times I've made dinner when he's been around), and go pay my board...all in the next two and a half hours.
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        05-08-2013, 05:48 PM
    You could institute my policy: If I cook and you don't like it, don't say anything or you don't get my cooking ever again. I can't tolerate rudeness when I've spent time and effort preparing a meal. And a lot of the complaining I had been getting was just complaining. They liked the food, just needed something to bitch about, I guess.
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        05-08-2013, 05:52 PM
    Ha B2H, I can be the biggest moan in the world honestly. I think this new job has just given me a new sense of freedom in a way. Due to money I've been so dependent on my other job that I have allowed myself be treated incredibly bad. Now... I've got other options :)

    I've been applied for hundreds of jobs for the last 6 months.. its a long story but I was treated horribly by job #1. There has been nothing. The thing is.. the majority of irish people will complain about the foreigners taking all their jobs yet believe they are too good for the jobs like the one I now have. I've gone from a 12.50 p/h to 8.65 p/h job... To me, money is money, I don't care what other people think and am willing to do whatever I need to in order to support my family.

    Drafty - Sod him. Make what you want and pass no notice. Buy yourself a good book, and tell the boys you are havin an early night so they can catch up. Leave them to drink and chat the night away :)

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