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5/17/12 4:42 P

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PEAJAY: Yes, it is always good when we hear our kids taking charge of their future and not sitting on the sidelines waiting for the future to happen.

One word: SUNBLOCK! LOLOL

CALI: Working a year isn't the end of the world, though it obviously is not the preferred choice. Ultimately I hope that the school your wants to attend comes through.

I went through this when I was finishing up my Masters Degree. 6 mths. before graduation, the school closed it's door . . . they made some financial blunders . . . huge ones. It really put me in a bind, because I had an internship arranged @ a hospital in St. Thomas That was toast when the school closed. I was lucky enough to get another internship arranged. AND a group of us students applied en masse to another school which we ultimately graduated from and I thank God everyday that we had the chutzpah to do that!

Morale of the story: HUGS to your daughter and don't give up!!!!!

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5/17/12 3:25 P

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Hi Peajay-

Thanks for the hugs. I feel a bit under attack lately. I'm still rooting for the college. The students raised $125,000 in 2 weeks and the staff and faculty have identified several hundred thousand in cost savings that they can implement (they have been suggesting these things for years and the President would not allow them to present them to the board of trustees) Now between their identification of savings and the students fundraising they have cut an $800,000 deficit down to $300,000. The board will hopefully make a decision soon but since this deficit is for next year, it would be nice if they would give the kids the year to fundraise. I know they would make up the difference and then some. Admissions did go up by more than 50% this year so they were on track with their 5 year plan which only began 2 years ago. I continue to try to hope. This is the perfect school for my DD and I so want for her to be able to go there. It is what she needs socially and academically. Her graduating class in high school this year is 650 kids, and her high school has over 3000 students. She hated every minute of high school. To big, to impersonal, etc.

She applied to three schools and was accepted at all 3 but when Chester accepted her, she turned down her other acceptances and this late in the game, we aren't sure what options are open to her. Right now it looks like she will most likely work for a year and reapply to schools next fall to explore other options. The second choice school for her is in Beverly, Massachusetts but it is almost $40,000 a year and the financial aid they were willing to give her just doesn't cut it so it isn't an option financially. The third school is much less expensive but is about a 6 hour drive away and she has decided that is much further away than she wants to be. I can't fault her for that so...we wait.

Glad you will be able to get out in your garden! I got my corn planted last weekend and my peas, beets and carrots are looking wonderful so far. My peas are at least 5 inches high now....very excited!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill



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5/17/12 2:42 P

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Woo-Hooo Crazy! At least DS has goals and plans and looking towards the future. It comforts my heart when hear my children talk about the future, plans and setting goals. They are living life, not watching it from the sidelines. *S* Also so glad to read that your mom is mobile once again…

Hope: So glad to read your lecture went well, even better then past experiences.

Cali: Enjoy your vacation in the wilderness. The fresh air and natural setting always comforts me. As for your Metformin discomfort, I too suffer from stomach upset on the first dosage. However the second dosage, later in the day doesn’t seem to bother me as much. With the heavy period and bacterial overgrowth - ((((((((hugs)))))) is all I can offer. And I hope your current course of action is beneficial in many ways. Still hoping the college can work something out, but in the meantime does DD have an alternative college in mind?

Ivory: Glad all is caught up and life is smooth again. *thumbs up*

CJ: As always (((((((Hugs)))))) for you too.

My Woo-Hoo! For this week is… no rain. So gardening here I come; transplanting plants, weeding, cleaning sheds and other debris hubby has stashed around the yard. I love getting outdoors. Busy, busy, busy. BUT! I was too stupid to put on sunblock while mowing so have to wait another day for the sunburn to heal before engaging in my favorite activity. Today, the sunblock is sitting on my bathroom counter like a king on a throne. *LOL* I am stupid no more!!! *ROFLOL*


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5/16/12 2:28 P

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CHANGED: How soon after the sushi did you check your glucose? Glld that the trend is downward.

DESERTMOUSE: We here for you always! The Metformin curbed my appetite too, but I did always manage to eat healthy. I just got into the habit of eating 5 times/day (which I still do) and that seems to work out best. It takes awihle for the blood sugars to stabilize, but they will.

CHRIS: Looks like another busy day for you. Good luck with the jury duty. Good FBS today! Keep it up.

CJ: HUGS back to you.

CALI: Vacation countdown . . . exciting! You have quite a list of challenges **SIGH** Sending you healing vibes.

HMMM.... sounds like your MOm and sister need to take a "chill pill". You have to do what is right fo you and your DD.

HOPE: Glad that the lecture was successful. Yes, I am thinking DS has ambitious plans, too, but he can do it.

IVORY: Glad things are getting caught up for you. I am sure it is good to get some semblance of a life back!

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5/16/12 1:30 P

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Crazy: sounds like it will all work out in the end!

Hope: awesome with the lecture!

Cali: so much crazy, sending you lots of good thoughts

My woohoo: I am almost caught back up with the internet and my grades are officially finished, done, turned in, and can't be touched!

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5/16/12 10:44 A

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My WooHoo today is that in 1.5 weeks I will be on a mini camping vacation. I have not gotten away since last June and I am so in need of some down time.

Sorry I have been so absent, not feeling really well. The stomach pain is back from the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The meds are $635 and I don't have insurance. Currently applying through the manufacturer to see if they can assist with cost. The Met is making me feel crappy but I don't know how much is that, how much is the bacteria and how much is the 9th week of my period that I am having. Progesterone didn't stop it. Hoping this months course of it makes a difference.

We still don't know if the college my daughter is supposed to go to will be open in the fall, she graduates in a month and my sister and step mother were upset with me because I stated that I didn't think I would be able to make it to her bridal shower as it is set for 2 days before my daughter graduates and I don't yet know if she will have rehearsal that day. So I had to suck up the criticism, say I would go and hope that if my daughter does have a rehearsal that day that I will be able to find a friend who can drive her. There is so much more history to this sister/stepmother thing that it's just not worth typing about.

Essentially, it's been rather tough lately. Hope you all are doing well though!

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Crazy - glad he has plans, it sounds very good, and ambitious in an encouraging way.

My Woo Hoo: My lecture in Paris was very good! I got encouraging feedback, and for the first time actually thought Paris was nice (I normally dislike the people so much I enjoy the city itself less). I'm almost looking forward to writing the more developed version of the article. emoticon

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5/16/12 10:28 A

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Wednesday and time to share our woo hooos.

My boo hoo and woo hoo:

Boo Hoo: DS is not eligible for airborne, sapper or ranger schools.

Woo Hoo: Actually to me, this is a relief. NOW he is thinking that wherever he's stationed he'll go to college, then apply for officers training. Certainly if he makes the military a career (which it seems he is planning) this is a better plan (IMHO).

Mom is progressing with her physical therapy. Moving around lots more. That's good.

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