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A Note To Dad On Fathers Day-Triggering

Sunday, June 15, 2008

As much as i have tried to avoid this day...even make light of the day... the fact is...it's fathers day... the reminders are every where... even in my own little world where i tried to block it out... when i'm upset-i clean... plain and simple... i do my best work when i am either mad or upset... this weekend being no different...i wanted to work through this... and then last night i was cleaning out some files that were years old... and found the receipt to the graves... today i am reminded he's not here... the kids are going over to see their father...and i... might go visit the grave...he's not there...i know this... he's here with me.... he in fact reminded me of this just a few minutes ago... i have piles of papers to sort through... and only me here... no breezes... no nothing... and they fell... some of you may think i nuts...but... as tears came to my eyes.... and my heart twists... i know it was dad saying in his own way that he was right here with me... i laughed...yes...even through the tears... and told him i'm sorry, but i still missed him (he never could stand to see me cry) so... here is my note to him...

Dad, i know you don't like to see your baby girl cry... and i try to be strong as you had taught me to be...but as i sit here, i can't help but still miss you... i am glad that you are finally out of pain...that you finally get to rest... you with your heavenly father...but even that doesn't stop my missing you.... from the moment you laid eyes on me, so it has been told, i was your little girl... i remember our fishing trips...you know, the ones where i was in ruffles and lace, dressed by mom, with warnings not to let me get dirty... and everytime... you got in trouble, cause in fact i was filthy, from head to toe... i remember you teaching me to dance... i never could do the twist quite as well as you...but the music never stopped... and even during our rough times... the laughter that followed... i remember no guy was ever good enough for me..in fact dad...i knew that already... no boy could of ever measured up to you dad... i just wanted what you and mom had... a love that was always and will always be like a fairy tale to me... i rememeber you always being there...even during my teenage years when i didn't want you there... you never gave up on me...even when i gave up on myself.... i still remember the day you found out i didn't have enough food to feed myself and hadn't ate for days...how mad you got cause i didn't just ask... yea... i knew you would be there...but i didn't want to be a burden....i also remember the lesson in that... it wasn't a burden...it was me still needing daddy... dad...i know your're proud of the way i took charge of the way i've changed directions with my kds...i know you like the place i live... you can thank our dear friend for finding it... i know, if you were alive, that it would hurt you to see me struggling though...and you would be there with money, or even a place to come back to.... but dad... it was also time for me to grow up... i needed to learn to take care of us... yea..it's been hard...but dad... you taught me to face each day with humor...and keep on keeping on.... so yea dad.... even through my tears...through the pain of missing you... i do see you in everything...i do hear your voice.... and yea...i can still laugh at things that i know came from you...like papers falling for no reason....dad... i miss you... and i love you...i just wish i could thank you for all that you had and still continue to teach me....

My Little Girl by Tim McGraw: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I5UV4VWCSk

  
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WILDCARD1 6/16/2008 11:14PM

    awww Kitty, what a beautiful tribute to your father!

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NM_JAN 6/16/2008 8:16AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your Father.

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FROGSTYR 6/15/2008 10:44PM

    Sending you extra hugs on this day. I know that it's a tough day for you. I love the note to your Dad. You can tell that the two of you had a deep and abiding love for each other. You were very blessed to have a wonderful dad like that. Not everyone gets to have that close relationship. And that makes it all the tougher when they are gone, because those of us so blessed know just how precious that relationship is.

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KYLIEMC8 6/15/2008 5:22PM

    Bless your heart! And I love the song too! Hugs

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Time To Refocus & Get Back In The Game

Sunday, June 15, 2008

These past few weeks has done it's number on me..gee...don't know why?? lol... and this last week...wow...i didn't excercise...i didn't eat nearly half way right... the only thing i did do was drink my water... and i did good on staying away from the pop...so not all my bad habits came back...lol... but it is time to refocus and get back in the game..i was lucky... i didn't gain any weight...so i'm catching it now before my body catches on... i'm also going to try to blog daily... to include things that i have been doing (except this past week of course) in the teams..that is by listing one postive for the day, 3 things to be happy about and 5 good things i have done that day.

Todays positive is: I am superwoman..uh..kitty...hear me roar.

Todays 3 things to be happy about: The sun is out, i will be kid free for a couple hours today, and my closet is clean :)

and the 5 good things i did today..ok..since it's still early, i will do what i did yesterday. I got the dishes all done, i got my closet decluttered, i got a nap, i got my nails done, spent some quality time with the kids and niece.

my theme song for today is going to be: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjjjFvVxHWM

  
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EMMASMART 6/17/2008 8:54PM

    I wish I had a scale. I'd like to know whether my decluttering is enough to counteract my bad eating. You are right today is an excellent day for a new beginning.

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KYLIEMC8 6/15/2008 10:25AM

    OK......................READY!! emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 6/15/2008 8:59AM

    Was there something in the water last week? You, me, Roxanne, and I'm pretty sure I ran into a couple others - all off our game. Well, SuperKitty, we're all going to come back full speed! I can feel it!!

3 things to be happy about: Ditto on the sun, coffee is in hand, weight is steady.

5 things I did good today: One load of laundry is already in the dryer and I'm starting on load #2, blogged today (1st time in a week), and I'm about to get caught up with my spark teams... like you said, still early yet!

Have a great one!!
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The Teenager Question Of The Year

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Every once in a while, my teenagers will amaze me with just pure stupidity.... last night, when one of my dear teenagers asked me why i was so tired and only getting 4 hours sleep???? ok... let's figure this out.... i worked 16 hour days... that left me with 8 more.... substract 1 hour drive time.... now substract 1 hour cooking and cleaning and making breakfast, lunch and dinner for myself at work...subtract the 1 hour a day it takes to get ready for said job...like shower...getting dressed, the hair... brush teeth... that left me with 5 hours.... to which the teenager asks... so you could of got 5 hours sleep... huh??? sooo why didn't i think of that... lol..ok... i realize that teenagers are sooo much different from adults... they probably could just fall asleep on a moments notice...i of coruse...cannot... so maybe i should should just set up a bed at work and save the drive time....they only have a microwave...so that saves even more time not cooking...heck...i could take a quick nap as the meal is cooking even... forget about getting ready...who needs a shower?? or even brushing their teeth or their hair?? yea... that will give me some more time to sleep... and think of it...after a couple days...i'll look and smell so bad..that they will probably send me home...lol....

the next teenager question was...mom...why are you so cranky? cranky... Cranky...CRANKY... ok...let's see here... we've done the math on why i can only get 4 hours sleep a night for the past week... now let's move on to the other area's...my job on good days, is stressful... most of the time, a good stress....just enough to keep the heart pumping and get the adreline going... but this week was not one of those good stressors... we were all working long hours...we were all cranky just from the sheer lack of sleep and the stress related to said job....(by the way, my kids have been to work with me before and know the stress it entails) so then i come home, and i have 3 wonderful teenagers that have done nothing but cook for themselves and ate it... oh...and watched tv.... and i think they have done their own laundry... cause i'm seeing a puddle of tide in the middle of the floor...of course, that came with a question from the son of why i had not cleaned it up emoticon gee...i'll get right on that... as soon as i can see straight enough to see how big the puddle really is... hello kids!!!! you are on summer break...so no school... only 1 of the 3 has a job...and it's part time... 4 hours 3-4 days a week... none of them drive...so no requirements to do any errands like grocery shopping, going to the post office or anything like that... there are presently 3 full trash bags needing takin out... that i have filled when "i" have cleaned this week... i'm tellin ya...it looks like a robber and a tornado went through here and forgot to take anything.... and let's not forget the calls i get from said teenagers asking if they can do this, if they can do that, and when can i come get them so they can do it.... and sibling 1 through 3 is irritating the other 2 to no end and can't i make them stop??? and let's not forget the night DD2 got into fight with her b/f and woke me up yelling at him..gee...i don't know why i am soooo cranky..... i'm thinking.... maybe i should ground myself....to my room.... in fact... take away all my phone priveledges...oh and the car priveledges... yea...i think that is exactly what needs to be done to teach me a lesson...tehe....

see...i guess i just needed these questions of life to figure it all out... unfortunately... at work, we have already discussed the options of just bringing our bed stuff with us so we could just catch naps in between crisis's...and decided..that would not be a good idea after all... cause the first time Mr Temper woke me up with one of his tantrums would be the last time he ever threw a tantrum...this kitty doesn't think first upon waking up...lol... and somehow, i don't think he is smart enough to bring me a cup of coffee before throwing his tantrum...unlike my teenagers who are that smart... at least...in that regard... as for the grounding...i would only punish myself by being cooped up in this mess of a home with the teenagers that have brought such thought provoking questions...lol...so... on to the next solution... run away to a paradise inland maybe???

  
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100LBLIGHTER 6/15/2008 3:22AM

    Sweet Sweet Playful Kitty,
Get out the claws.....I also had a rule....if you ask to go anywhere or do anything before the household chores are done.....the answer is "NO" period, No starts over no changes....If she came home and started cleaning her room I knew a question was going to come shortly. The answer after the cleaning was not always Yes either. If I picked up close off the floor of her room, they were mine for 30 days. She went shopping one Saturday and bought a cute top. She came home, tried it on and threw it on the floor.....It was mine for a month.....sadly the weather and season changed before her 30 days were up....She did not get to wear it till the next springs.... Lessons are so hard to learn....but it's good for them. I always remember that mama birds push their babies out of the nest when the time comes....Life for humans takes a bit more preparation.....So prepare them for adult hood. I would tell my DD who was 16 years at the time. I only have 2 years to teach you everything I know. At 18 the law considers you an adult. So you better know how to act like one by then...I don't envy you and your job raising children and working those hours. I wish I was there I'd line them out fou you..... Bless you. emoticon Get som rest!

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THENEWKAREN 6/15/2008 12:20AM

    Oh, Kitty! Wow...you so need some time to yourself!
I have a DS who will be 17 in 1 month and a DD who will be 15 in Oct and they each have 2-3 assigned loads of laundry a week and 3 nights of dinner to cook assigned to them. DS has a job as a life guard and must pack his own lunches and get the bus to take him to work. They each have an assigned bathroom they are supposed to clean once a week too and are to keep their rooms clean. Their idea of clean and mine are far different but I remind them that if their chores are done they will have nothing for me to fuss about and not to even ask for special privileges if they haven't done what is required of them.
We also have the rule that there is NEVER an acceptable reason for clothing of any sort to be on the floor...if it is dirty, the hamper is right outside their bedrooms on the way to the bathroom and if it is clean put it away where it belongs.
Do they do a perfect job? Not a chance...they don't even do a good job most of the time but luckily they both stay mostly in their own little hidey holes they call bedrooms and don't too much mess up the rest of the house.
Cleaning up after themselves and doing laundry and cooking meals are life skill they MUST learn to survive once they leave our house...I am doing them no favors by doing it all for them. Told my DS I was turning him into THE most sought after sort of bachelor and some one would snatch him up for sure. Told him some day you may even have to teach your future wife to cook and clean.
Anyway...remember YOU are the parent/adult in their lives and they have a lot of free time with school out...so as long as what you are asking takes less than the 6 hours or so they spent IN school not to mention homework time, they have NOTHING to complain about.
Maybe they should all go get full time jobs and hand over the pay checks so you can hire a house keeper/cook?
Hang in their and keep posting...if nothing else reading about your life makes me feel so much better about mine, and I thanks you for that!
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By the way...my kids' friends think we are the meanest parents on earth, but they are also impressed that my kids can actually do all the stuff they do too...go figure!

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TERRIDACTYL23 6/14/2008 2:39PM

    I think taking away and throwing away their stuff is good.

I had a boyfriend once who used to gather all his kids stuff that was laying around and put it in the center of the living room floor and anounce, "in 10 minutes, everything in this pile is going in the garbage." Then he'd go to the bathroom. When he came out, there was usually nothing left in the middle of the floor. If there was, he threw it away.

Terri

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EMMASMART 6/14/2008 12:55PM

    Go on strike. Don't cook for anyone but you. Don't clean anything make up a poster saying mom is on strke, see how long before they notice.

Emma

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KYLIEMC8 6/14/2008 9:57AM

    OH Kitty...I hear ya.. I used to ground my two boys..they would laugh and cause grief..and I would forget why or how long I was grounding them because I was working and cooking and cleaning and and and..OH do I ever know where your coming from..but I only had two!! Whew!! emoticon

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A Playfullkitty Update

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Well...things are still crazy...been putting in 10 hour days at work... and today and tomorrow is split shifts...so most likely it will be more than 10 hours... my eye is still bothering me...though i can't threaten to rub it on anyone anymore...i've been on meds long enough now not to be contagious... the fact that my allergies are at an all time high isn't helping the pink eye at all...uhg... and now a migrane to top it all... i have been resting though... taking benedryl at night and naps during the day... which is why i'm not posting much... to busy sleeping...and as much as kitties normally love naps...i'm just going stir crazy...this kitty is too hyper to lay around that much...lol... oh well...if this is what it takes to get better, i'll do it...darn it...

thank you all for your love and understanding...each comment brings a smile to my face knowing that all around the world, someone is thinking of me...as i think of each of you...hugs to all.

  
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MARTINIGAL413 6/13/2008 6:27PM

    Kitty - I hear ya. I've been out for 3 days and have felt like I'm neglecting my SP duties. Sometimes you just have stuff going on that you have to take care of first. I completely understand that. I look forward to the next "Kitty wants to know" when you get back in the game. Until then, take care of yourself, get to feeling better, and have a fabulous weekend!!!

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KASHMIR 6/13/2008 5:45PM

    Come back to us when you can! I tried calling out "HERE! Kitty kitty kitty!!!" on the kitty wants to know thread, but now I know why our Kitty hasn't been back to visit us! Take CARE of yourself!

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TREPPILS 6/13/2008 9:00AM

    Naps. Oh how I would love one.

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ISAWAPUTTYTAT 6/12/2008 12:01PM

    Go playful kitty go you can do it we have all the faith in you so lets rumble ok?

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KYLIEMC8 6/12/2008 9:40AM

    emoticon Glad you are getting better my friend! Don't ya just hate those curve balls life throws at ya..but you're strong! emoticon

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KATPRIEBE 6/12/2008 2:50AM

    Glad to know that you are okay. Was getting worried about you. Haven't heard from you in the "Kitty wants to know?" emoticon

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WILDCARD1 6/12/2008 1:33AM

    Kitty, I am glad that you are not contagious anymore! Pink eye sucks! Take care of yourself, and enjoy your naps! Even PlayfullKitties need a break now and then!

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FROGSTYR 6/11/2008 5:43PM

    Kitty, I am constantly amazed by all that you do. I think I have a lot of energy now, but, I get exhausted just thinking about your schedule. LOL. But, I am ever grateful that you care so much about the rest of us that you continue to do what you do. Have never been that fond of kitties (they're cute and all, but, I just prefer dogs)....but, you're the BEST kitty I ever met.

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EMMASMART 6/11/2008 4:11PM

    kitties nap and then play and then nap some more. The play part is important. How the heck do you fit that in?

Emma

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SSUESM 6/11/2008 3:30PM

    Hi, Playful Kitty! Well, I can understand why you're not feeling too playful recently!!! It's hard enough having to go to work a 10 hour day, never mind dealing with pink eye , allergies, migraine!! Triple yuck!

I hope everything clears up really fast! Thanks for still going to the trouble of fixing that pot of coffee this morning in OPOD!

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MUDDER91 6/11/2008 2:33PM

    I'm glad you are feeling at least somewhat better! Take care of yourself!
Jana

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I Just Want & Need Love & Understanding

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ok..for those of you who come to read for the laughter..this one ain't it... for those that come for the light bulb moments...again..this ain't it... this is a whiney day blog...just...cause i need to get it out...and yea...i want some love and understanding...

i get up this morning... and before stepping one foot on the ground...my eyes are swollen and icky...feeling like there was sand in them... and...i feel something icky... i'm wondering...did i pee myself emoticon so i stumble to the bathroom...uhg...i look awful... then i notice something else... i did not pee myself...darn it... really..i would of preferred that....lol.... no... it's my TOM....ggggrrrr...this ever 2-3 week thing is getting on my nerves... and some kind of clue would be nice...so i clean up... put one of those gel eye masks on my eyes... there is no way around it...it's a no make up day... so i go to do my hair...but it's already so hot..no use...and do i really feel like it anyways??? NO.....my nose is running....and already getting sore from trying to catch it.... lol.... soooo.... i drive to work...that probably was not the best idea i could come up with..i can barely see for crying out loud... but i take it slow and steady...there is no way i can call off.... uhg..so at work...it was definately a crazy busy day... the first thing the other girl asks when she gets in is "do you have pink eye" pink eye??? i couldn't think of that before i come infect everyone??? so out comes the alcohol to disinfect the keyboard, copier and phone along with my desk....go wash my hands and purell them... then my daughter calls... yelling.... she blew a fuse and it's all my fault for not telling her she can't use the george forman and the microwave at the same time...huh??? i was just trying to make money to keep a roof over her head and silly me forgot to mention not to use the 2 together...gee...with working, and cleaning and parties for them to organize and shop for and family get togethers... how could i forget such a thing... so i call my brother to go flip the breaker...except he's tired and hot...and he gets really cranky when it's too hot...so again...i get yelled at.... i told him to forget it...i would leave work and do it myself...the boss gets mad cause i'm leaving...but...i'm not..i knew my brother would do it...he was just cranky and i was the one that called needing something, thus for, him letting off some steam in my ear... by now though..the other girl is going off cause she can't do it all herself and i just can't leave...in fact..i need to stay later.... ok..for one...i wasn't leaving....for another...here...let me rub my eye on you...gggrrrrr....so i get home...the teenagers are definately out of school... this time...a robber didn't stop by the house to just mess up...but a darn tornado..and like the misterious robber...it didn't take anything with it.... so i figure out what teenagers are doing for dinner...one is going out with b/f and the other 2 are demaning food... hhhmmm....here...let me rub my eye agains you all.... so i pop in a turkey roast...and i take the one to work and then go grocery shopping..... having DD2 handle everything so i don't infect anything.... and home we come...it's now time to take some benedril for the allergies, midol for the TOM, and eye antibiotic for the pink eye... oh... and finish dinner...by then...i think i'm going to bed...right where i should of stayed this morning....

sorry guys..i need the night off...i didn't sleep well last night...oh...i did forget to mention that part..i am also just a tad bit cranky...lol... anyways... i'm beat... allergies and no sleep is kicking my butt... and to be honest.... i really can't see all that great anyways...i'm almost afraid to do a spell check on this...lol...and i posting tonight would just be pushing any limits i might still have...

hugs to each of you...and i promise...i like you guys..i won't rub my eye against ya emoticon

  
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EMMASMART 6/11/2008 8:04AM

    Awww poor dear. I think you may need to start being demanding yourself. Here is a list of demands you should make.
1. No more working sick
2. All teenagers must learn to flip breakers for themselves
3. All teenagers must take at least one night a week to fix the family meal
4. Teenagers should be capable of getting up by themselves and fixing their own breakfast (and yours too)
5. The next time someone complains about you working with Pink eye, you go home.

You need a revolution! You feel like things are unfair because they ARE unfair.

The best solution for pink eye is rest and wet compresses with paper towel that are thrown away between applications. I hope you get some rest today. Driving while blind is bad form. Take care. I can see why you needed to whine!

Emma

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LUV_VICKIE 6/11/2008 3:20AM

    Hang in there Kitty. I hope things are better today. If not there is always tomorrow.
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AMYIS200 6/10/2008 8:42PM

    Don't ya just love those teenage years?!?!? Poor Kitty...feel better!!

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NITAINMN 6/10/2008 5:14PM

    Oh Ms. Playfull Kitty!!! So sorry you're having a bad day.....Hope today is better and eye is OK, allergies gone, etc. Do check in with your GYN about too mnayTOM's. Take care darling!

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WILDCARD1 6/10/2008 5:08PM

    Hope you feel better soon Kitty!

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ZAIJOVAN 6/10/2008 11:37AM

    Hope all is better today! Take care of yourself.

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IAMAGIRLDORK 6/10/2008 10:28AM

    Here's hoping for a better day for you!!!

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KATBOX86 6/10/2008 10:28AM

    Awww Sweetthang, I hope you start feeling much better. I guess the clean portch isn't worth all that darnit. Take care of yourself.

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DBD398 6/10/2008 10:01AM

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Darn Teenagers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Today will be better!!!!

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JAYCEE77 6/10/2008 8:53AM

    Hang in there and remember you're not alone!

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154BYAUG 6/9/2008 10:33PM

  Poor Baby!
Hope you sleep well tonight...

Nancy

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VELRENO 6/9/2008 10:18PM

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It will get better. I promise. You definately need some love and understanding. Hang in there. It will get better.

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MARTINIGAL413 6/9/2008 7:46PM

    Yikes!! Hope you get some much needed rest!!!
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MUDDER91 6/9/2008 6:48PM

    Wow, what a day! I'm so sorry. I hope you feel MUCH better tomorrow.
Jana
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KYLIEMC8 6/9/2008 6:31PM

    Sorry Ms Kitty..life seems to have pushed you a little too hard today. Rest up..tomorrow is yet another day..Big ole emoticon

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FROGSTYR 6/9/2008 5:59PM

    Aww, poor Kitty. You need a good cup of peppermint tea and a nap. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

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