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7/22/14 7:17 A

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I have a very large family. My mom was the oldest of 6. Her father was 1 of 5. Throw in all the kids and that is a lot of people.

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7/22/14 6:51 A

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Wow, hundreds? We had a lot at both reunions but I don't know about hundreds.

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7/21/14 8:41 A

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I remember as a kid our reunions used to have hundreds of people. After my great-grandparents died, it became less attended. Now we see the attendance increase some.

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7/21/14 7:21 A

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If there are kids involved then I could see your former sister-in-law coming but otherwise she needs to move on with her life. That is odd.

The reunion would have been better if my mom, uncle, or my brother was there. Since it's my maternal grandmother's family and she has passed away we didn't have anyone close to us to hang out with. No one from her side of things except us showed up. Oh well. I hear there is another one in 2 years. Maybe that will be better. At least it was local so it was easy enough to bail out and go do something else, although it did suck that we missed Fire & Ice day at Old Sturbridge Village (I didn't even tell Abby about that one.).

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7/20/14 10:40 A

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Sorry it wasn't all you had hoped for. Our reunions have become hit or miss as well. There are some that will be there no matter what, but many more that don't show. My kids have not attended as much over the years. One person I don't agree with attending is my former sister-in-law. I dislike that she comes and even worse that she brings her husband (now on number 3!). I don't feel she should as she divorced my brother and no longer is family in my eyes. Not many agree with me, but I always find it disturbing.

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7/20/14 9:22 A

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My brother was a no show at the reunion which was really disappointing. We stayed about 2 hours and bailed. We really didn't have anyone to hang with since my mom and uncle weren't there.

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7/19/14 8:52 A

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Have fun at the reunion! Ours is always in August and it too is near my house. I don't walk, although I could, because of all that we have to bring. Last year I put up a poster and had people brag about what happened in their life over the past year. I hope to do that again. People really liked that.

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7/19/14 7:55 A

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Abby's camp had a multicultural festival yesterday. After it was over I took her swimming at the pool in Amherst. I was hoping her friend from last week would be there but no such luck. Today is family reunion on my mom's side. It's not far from my house at all. I can just cut through the woods to get there.

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7/18/14 8:03 A

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We had a good time and I tracked a lot of steps which I was happy about. The other mom has a girl Abby's age, and then a boy a couple years younger and a 19 month old girl. The boy wasn't too thrilled that he didn't have anyone to play with and was a bit grumpy but the girls had a good time. The grill closed at 6pm so I was glad we thought to eat at 5:30pm. The train ride also closed at 6pm unfortunately so we we didn't get to ride. Maybe I'll take Abby back there on my own. She wanted more time on the splash pad but the boy wanted playground time and we had to keep things even as well as we could. Oh well. We will try to see them again in August, maybe at OSV.

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7/17/14 12:50 P

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It was good. She's not an author I typically read, but the crowd loved her. My daughter is excited for the book. It was warm inside the theater though, but I was happy to go.

Enjoy Look Park today! It is supposed to be a very nice day weather-wise.

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7/17/14 7:19 A

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How was it Janine?

We went to our local library last night for part of the summer kid's program. It's a 3 part project. Last night they painted their volcanos. Next time (in 2 weeks) they will try to make them explode. Abby's not sure she wants to explode hers. It's too pretty. Oh well.

Taking her to Look Park tonight to see a friend. It's a busy week.

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7/16/14 12:44 P

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It's funny I am not as active today at work. I don't feel like I am sitting more, but apparently I am. I am hoping to head to Mount Holyoke College tonight to hear an author speak. My daughter likes her and I would like to get her new book signed.

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7/16/14 7:32 A

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yes, although we won't get there until after 4pm. Have to do work/camp first.

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7/15/14 7:12 A

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Hopefully you will work out the visit. So much to do at Look Park for the girls and even adults.

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7/15/14 4:55 A

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Abby's been wanting a play date with a girl from CT. I met her mom online through a message board for parents. We met once at Look Park a few years ago. Back then there were only 2 kids in the family, now there are 3. Anyway they house-sit once a year somewhere near Northampton so this is the week for it, so we are planning for after camp on Thursday. I did see on Wednesday there is a free concert (Roger Saloom band or something) but Abby has her library thing that night.

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7/14/14 11:53 A

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I love going to Look Park. It is such a beautiful park. I often go to Stanley Park in Westfield, but Look Park is my go to place when I want to get away. I hope the rain is gone by then for you.

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7/14/14 7:29 A

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Second half starts today for my daughter. She had 2 weeks with 1 teacher and now she's got 2 weeks with a different teacher. First teacher called out twice (doggie died & professional development class) so she's only got 6 sessions so far. This new teacher offered to do Fridays for the next 2 weeks which would offset the 2 days that the other teacher canceled but I don't know if we'll do them or not. I'm not the one who has to bring her so it's out of my hands.

Yes this rain is a bit of a bummer for summer camp/school stuff. We have a play date scheduled at Look Park on Thursday. I hope the rain is gone by then.

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7/14/14 7:14 A

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Back to work today. After tomorrow, we will be half way over with the summer program. I am worried about the storm later as it is difficult to put kids on buses in wheelchairs in the rain. We always manage though.

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7/13/14 1:29 P

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I think I have been to Henion's as well. It was really good.

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7/13/14 10:47 A

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Greggory's might have the minis. Henion in Amherst might be another option. Someone does minis. I know because I've seen them at retirement parties.

Henion also does gluten-free, and other stuff. They did dairy-free for a kid's birthday party that we went to.

Good luck!

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7/12/14 10:40 A

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I was hoping to hit Greggory's today. My niece has decided she wants mini cupcakes so that might be out of the question. She fell in love with a cake at a shop in East Longmeadow that I may order and then get minis some place else. I am waiting to hear from a friend who bakes on the side as to whether she can tackle the cupcakes. Otherwise I will get them from a shop in Westfield.

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7/12/14 8:41 A

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Did you go to Greggory's in Hadley for the cupcakes? They are really good and well-known. Or where did you go?

I posted elsewhere- I caught up to my daughter's camp at Laurel Lake in Erving but it was too crowded for my taste so we ended up at Lake Wyola. The concession stand was still open when we arrived so I bought Abby a popsicle and she was very happy. We stayed for about 3 hours I think. Nice afternoon.

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7/11/14 10:27 A

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Sounds like a good plan. It would work for my daughter too since she loves the beach so much.

Cupcake purchasing (hopefully) today for my niece's wedding. She can be very indecisive so hopefully she will be more willing to make choices.

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7/11/14 5:02 A

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It's about 2 1/2 hours plus traffic to drive there. My plan is to bribe her with the beach as incentive. Get up,drive, go do the historical stuff, and then go to the beach when we are done. Then crash at the hotel, and either hit the beach or head straight back home. I know traffic coming home will be hellish.

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7/10/14 6:42 P

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I hope she will go for it! It is a bit of a drive for one night. We took the kids there years ago. It was a lot of fun I remember.

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7/10/14 7:28 A

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Abby and I are going to Plymouth in 3 weeks. I booked it yesterday. Just for 1 night. I'm tempted to make it 2 nights but moneywise I'm holding off. Hoping I can instead convince her to get up early Saturday morning at home & make the most of it.

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7/9/14 11:15 A

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Growing up in VT we always went to NH and Maine as well. We did go to the Cape but only because we had family there. I think I haven't been to the Cape in 25+ years. It seems easier for me to go to CT. I'm not a fresh water person so I don't do lakes and stuff, although we did growing up.

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7/9/14 6:59 A

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My mom always took us to Plum Island, Salisbury Beach, and Hampton Beach so those are the beaches I grew up with. Never learned the CT beaches and driving south on I-91 and I-95 always seems like a lot of traffic in CT. Route 2 is so much easier. Don't hit heavy traffic until I-495 and the coast when I go to the Mass & NH beaches.

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I usually go to CT beaches as I live so close to the CT border. I hope to get there in August.

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7/8/14 8:16 A

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I haven't gotten her up to Hampton Beach yet. Parking is easier at Salisbury. There is a town lot only a couple of blocks from the beach and it is $15. Much easier than dealing with the private lots or parking meters at Hampton Beach. Also Salisbury is further south so that gets me out of the traffic and on to the beach faster.

It is about a 2 hour drive to Salisbury for me. However coming home took longer because traffic was really awful from the beach to the highway, and then it was pretty heavy on the 495S too.

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I haven't been to Salisbury in years. When the kids were little we would go to Hampton Beach and always through Salisbury area. I am hoping to get to the beach this year. How long a drive is Salisbury for you?

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7/7/14 7:13 A

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Actually I meant "the beach" as in the ocean. We went up to Salisbury, just Abby and I. Got a very late start and didn't get there until 2pm.

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7/6/14 10:41 A

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I heard Amherst had a big event yesterday. We went to Springfield and from where we sat we were able to see the fireworks there as well as Six Flags, somewhere in CT (Enfield or Suffield), Westfield, and even some place up north. It was a lot of fun. I am glad I remembered to bring snacks for the kids. We ate s'mores without a campfire. Delish!

The beach you go to is the one at the lake? I have got to get up there some time. I will be in East Brookfield (?) for a painting party on Wednesday. I need to find some place to eat dinner.

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7/6/14 7:30 A

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Went to Amherst last night. Wasn't as crazy as I thought it would be. Got there around 6pm. Spent too much money but I think that was Abby's goal. Amherst had a lot of her camp counselors working at some of the booths. They had a bunch of kids tents set up. She had a good time with all of that. Getting out of there was organized and civil. No honking horns, and not even police directing traffic on the roads we used. Much easier than Greenfield. People (at least around us) respected the no smoking and no drinking rules as far as I could tell. That's never my experience in Greenfield.

Tired this morning. We are supposed to go to the beach today. We'll see how late she sleeps. Our plans could change.

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7/5/14 9:32 A

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I went for a walk around noon yesterday and the damage is pretty bad. Several people with trees on their houses. I heard that someone lost a car because a tree landed on it. I am sure insurance will pay for the repairs but it was sad to see it. Also pretty amazing. It wasn't just one lightening strike in the neighborhood. It was several. Our internet was out for most of the day yesterday because of the rain but I was glad I got that walk in. Our house is pretty small and staying home all day is hard to get my steps in.

We are going out shopping and errands today. Abby needs a new computer. The battery on her old one is really dead, and it was second hand when we gave it to her. Going to get her something for less than $300 with a dvd/cd drive and a big screen.

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7/4/14 8:47 A

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Glad you are okay! It is quiet this morning, but last night was pretty bad. I wonder what the rest of the day will look like for us. Be safe!

Happy 4th of July.

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7/4/14 8:23 A

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Racing against the thunder to get my Sparking done this morning. Storms usually knock out our internet. We had some close lightening strikes last night. We are ok though.

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7/3/14 7:12 P

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I understand that completely! There are days I sit at home and struggle to stay awake because I have so much going on. I would gladly go to bed, but I think 7:00 is just too early for me to stay asleep all night.

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7/3/14 6:58 A

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It's been a long week for all of us. I have been up at 4am every day and out of the house before 6am. Abby is going to school for 7:30-8am for reading/spelling stuff and then to camp from 8:30am-4pm. I've had a lot going on with work and appointments and stuff. Seems like the more I have going on the quieter I get sometimes. Sorry.

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Glad he is back to work. I was wondering how he was feeling and you hadn't mentioned much. I don't know about your husband, but mine is a horrible patient when he is sick.

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He's doing okay. I think the heat is bothering him. At least I hope that is what it is. He went back to work this week.

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7/1/14 4:46 P

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I am sure he says the same about me! I am certainly a different person than I was when we got married. I am thankful both our kids did not get married young.

How's Aaron feeling btw?

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Haha... maybe he says the same about you. :-)

Oh well. I hope I get 25+ years of marriage. I doubt we'll see 50, but 25 is a nice goal.

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6/30/14 8:48 P

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I cannot understand my husband, even after 27 years. As he ages, he gets more and more unusual in his mannerisms I feel.

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Oh I get that too. The ones above the stove and next to the fridge are always open.

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Mine doesn't care about closing cabinet doors. It drives me insane! I cannot tell you how many times I have almost hit my head on a door that was open. His response is always that he was "not done in there".

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Yeah I think my husband just doesn't care about the mail.

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I can imagine it is easy to forget. I know I will get lost in thoughts on my way home often and forget to do something.

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6/28/14 8:59 A

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Our mailbox is at the end of the street and is locked. I usually grab it when I am coming home. It would be better if I walked but...

Oh well.

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Mine often forgets and then goes back out to get it. I know on Fridays I will see it right away because the local paper is usually in it and I like to read it. Otherwise he could care less too.

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My husband doesn't believe in getting the mail out of the mailbox every day. It's only me that deals with it. Then I sort it and give him anything he might need/want. Sometimes he looks at it, and sometimes he doesn't. Oh well.

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We have piles of mail on the table that I stand over a couple of times a week and go through. I cannot get my husband to do it as he brings the mail in, which is what I try to do but am not always successful. Laundry and dishes here are the only things we keep up with daily. With just two of us you would think it would be easy to keep the house clean. Not true at all!

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There is never enough time. We got home after 7pm last night and I had a dishwasher to unload and load again and laundry to put away and the mail to deal with and and and.... I did what I could. Some of the mail I just dumped into my bag to deal with later. Now I need to clean out my bag because I've been doing that a lot lately.

Yes it helps to do a little at a time. I did get the laundry and the dishes taken care of but that was about it. I didn't do any cleaning. I sat down at 9pm on my bed and fell asleep before anyone else.

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6/25/14 7:25 P

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Often when I don't clean or do something I should it is because I am overwhelmed at the amount of work to be done and don't know where to start. So I don't. I really should just set a time goal and do some work for that time frame. I have used this for many things and just need to do it. It would certainly benefit my house and help me not feel as overwhelmed.

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6/25/14 5:48 A

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I have books to read, mail to catch up on, bills to pay, a story to write, a house that needs to be cleaned, laundry in the dryer... the list never ends. If I'm bored it's because I'm too tired to do anything or because other people are in my way of getting stuff done.

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6/24/14 9:20 A

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I would almost say yes. It would at least give me a purpose all week and something to do. I do not do well alone sometimes and find I would rather just not doing anything.

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6/24/14 9:16 A

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Want to trade Janine? I have work Wed-Friday and have to take my kid to 2 appointments, one on Wed & one on Thursday. Also have to mow the lawn, get groceries, and all the usual. Today I'm stuck on lifeguard duty eventually.

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If only my week's plans hadn't fallen through. Maybe then it would be an okay week. Now I am stuck here trying to decide if I actually clean or avoid it like I prefer.

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6/23/14 7:09 A

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Hope you have a great week Janine and you feel better soon.

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Glad the cough is subsiding! I think mine might be back again. UGH!

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6/22/14 8:28 A

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Well it was our first appointment together, and the medical records are a mix of old paper files and newer electronic records. So she had about 10 years or so of catching up to do. She might not be so patient in the future, but we'll see.

I'll give her credit. She doubled my Advair and it is killing my cough. I feel much better already. I think this is temporary though. She said not to get rid of my lower doses.

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It is hard to find doctors willing to listen and not push through the appointment quickly. I understand schedules and all, but my primary care doctor couldn't give information about me if she needed to. I don't go to the drs that often so I guess that may be unfair to say.

Glad your appointment went well.

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Yes a new doctor. My old one retired a while ago and I skipped a physical last year although I did my mammogram.. I didn't like the doctors who were left much, plus they were hard to get an appointment with. Now there is finally new docs and this one seems nice. She has a 7 year old and a 13 year old. She has a good "bedside manner" and I found myself being pretty honest with her which is always good.

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Hopefully that will make a difference. This was a new doctor for you?

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She increased my Advair temporarily to see if that will kill my cough.

I am going back this morning for the lab work after I bring Abby to school.

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I'll be interested to hear how it goes. You can always go back if you have to do blood work.

Last day with kids. It is a half day. Not much work going on I know. I will just be cleaning and I have a report to finish.

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Thanks. I got very little sleep last night so I am glad the checkup is in the morning. Maybe I should have fasted but I already had coffee so I will have breakfast too. Didn't think about the idea that she might want to do blood work or something. Oh well.

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Good luck tomorrow! I am really tired today. Another busy day for me. I think I am looking forward to next week just so I can slow down and take a breath.

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I wish I had reduced hours or the summer off. That would help me.

I am trying to take care of myself though. I have a check-up tomorrow morning.

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I have so much still to do at work and haven't really gotten far with any of it. My good aide was out half day yesterday and the whole day today. Tomorrow afternoon my 5th graders will participate in the step up graduation ceremony. Thursday is a half day. I cannot believe this is it! I am ready for the week off, but will miss my boys. I have 4 that will not return next year. One I have worked hard with and he has made such gains. It is exciting for them, but always bittersweet.

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My daughter has something every day except yesterday and Thursday, which means I have something too. Plus I have meetings at work and catching up to do. I'm working reduced hours this week and taking some time off next week.

I may have to call camps today and see if I can sign her up for a last minute day or two next week. Not sure if my husband will be able to watch her on Thursday and Friday as planned.

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It will be a very busy week for me. I have something just about every night. I also need to wrap up my classroom. So much to do...so little time!

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