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stress increases..

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

mentally ill friend in crisis mode, grandchild being evaluated for possible autism spectrum disorder, travel necessary for a few days, friend arriving Thurs, closing looming, no packing done..aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh..

  
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COACHPENNY 10/4/2011 3:52PM

    That was excellent advice and I will only add that it doesn't pay to worry about what is to come. Use that energy to take one step at a time and concentrate on today.

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BRIDIE5 10/4/2011 1:45PM

  thanks..good advice!

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WAYSOFGRACE 10/4/2011 9:50AM

    Stop. Take a deep breath. Hold it for 5 seconds. Let it out slowly. Rinse and repeat as necessary.

You have much going on, but don't forget to breathe. :-)

My stepson is on the autism spectrum (he's 13). Knowing early on that he was helped his parents make the right decisions as to how to place him. He's in a regular school (with modified classes), and even speaks now! He's very mechanically inclined, and we have found that Kinects or any type of building block toy (Legos, Erector sets) help him when he is distressed. Routine in the biggest key!

Good luck with everything you have going on! emoticon

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Two weeks until closing..

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I am beginning to feel stressed but it's all do-able. Exercise has been really good, cuz I am usually less stressed when I exercise, so am making crertin I get enough. Food is OK too. So are portions. Wt hasn't moved in awhile, but think I have plateaued.

  
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COACHPENNY 9/29/2011 8:47PM

    You're not excited AT ALL....are you?

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Home purchase continues..

Thursday, September 22, 2011

inspection done, list presented to sellers of things that need repair and replacement, those things agreed to and under weigh, appraisal done and awaiting details, HOA data received and under perusal, everything applied for and moving toward completion. countdown: 22 days to closing. Who's counting? Me..cannot wait..

  


Our offer was accepted..

Sunday, September 11, 2011

we have a new home!

  
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COACHPENNY 9/12/2011 1:53AM

    YEH HEY!!!!

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think we've found our new home..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Offer is in, and waiting to hear. Feel confident and content to wait ..should hear Monday or Tuesday. I will be happy dancing and so excited if it's accepted. The place needs to be yanked out of the '70s and '80s, but is in great repair, the perfect size, has the features Dh and i both want, space, air, light and good floor plan and flow. It's right up our alley in the things that need updating..all stuff we've done before. I cannot wait to have my own home again! I have been stress eating since July..think it will help immensely to be away from the source of the stress.

  
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COACHPENNY 9/19/2011 12:22AM

    Yes, I AM jealous...I was THIN in the 70's.

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BRIDIE5 9/12/2011 10:26AM

  Um..every room wallpapered, every room carpeted..and I mean EVERY room. Very Brady bunch..silver and pink floral wallcovering in the living room..come on Penny, admit it..you KNOW you're jealous.. emoticon

Nothing I haven't done a whole bunch of times before 'tho..I am the wallpaper removal queen! Carpet is coming up throughout before we more in even..hardwood going down in all living areas, tile floors in kitchen and the two baths. it will be a different house when we are done..We've reno'ed four houses over the years, DIY. The place is despite all that quite perfect for us, from the layout through the neighborhood, to the room sizes and garage and I love the back yard.

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COACHPENNY 9/12/2011 1:52AM

    The 70's and 80's ......a decorator's nightmare! emoticon

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