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Hi Everyone!

I am so behind! I miss you, but I am here!
Come to our December Cafe!!

Love to all, Cathy

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Hugs to all for happiness and health! Swamped with grading through next week - then perhaps I can be a human again and interact.

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HI All, hope you all have a great day.

Vicki, this time of year is hard for many people with depression. HUGS!

me, hanging in there as usual. feel like i'm coming down with something have scratchy throat and sinuses are going haywire...plus the tiredness is getting worse. so will probably spend the weekend hanging out at home and resting. Good news...i put in for a new position and got it at work...will be doing OTC (over-the-counter) pharmacy basically means i will be keeping the pharmacy area stocked/supplied with the items/products for customers to buy. it's full-time plus a promotion for me....monday through friday. so happy about that...i start on monday.

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Vicki in the psychiatric world November and December are known as the worst months. So many family functions and so many dysfunctional families. Causes those with the inclination to go down to go down faster. I just pray you don't take on another person with issues. Do not get me wrong I live with my husband and he suffers severe depression - it is just that I do not want you to go through what I am going through. It can have an affect on your health too. I know.

I am glad you son is realising things have to be restrictive at Christmas. I love the idea of a gift card at a store.

So busy at work with so many customers. Most are great but the grinches and miseries are out too.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hello everyone!

Dee I hear you on crazy temps. After that huge storm we had that closed down practically all of Buffalo for a week, we had temps for 2 days up in the 50's and near 60. Melted a lot of what we had except for the over 15 ft piles that were made by plows. Crazy.

Still working on xmas gifts. I think the kids will understand about the gifts. My son is actually getting to the point where he would prefer money he said. I of course would not give it to him because he would by silly things. I would give him a gift card to a store he likes.

My boyfriend Michael is going through another bout of depression and anxiety. He had a few good weeks and they are coming back on. I am no expert but he said this happened to him last year. and I think it has to do with the weather change and the holidays. He had grown kids. He's been separated for over 5 yrs and I think this time of year might bring things on because his kids dont seem to me to appreciate him like they could. He even said he usually gets an invite to Thanksgiving dinner from his son and this year he didn't get it until the morning of Thanksgiving. And it was like it was an afterthought. That cant make you feel good. So I'm just baring with him, taking it a day at a time. Letting him know I'm hear but knowing that when he feels this way he is not his happy go lucky self. He is still always kind to me, never mean in anyway, he just becomes indifferent.

Ok heading into work. Have a great day.

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Be safe Dee.

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HI All, hope your day is going well.

me, hanging in there. worked today and the temps went from the 60's this morning to the 40's tonight with temps expected near freezing by tomorrow morning and then hit 70's by the weekend. not yet used to this crazy weather here in Texas but I will take it over snow and ice.

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Becky that is why we never travel at holiday seasons. We catch up at other times to avoid similar traffic congestions.

Overcast today and some showers predicted. That will be nice. Everything is just starting to get a tinge of green after last weeks rains.

Have a nice day everyone.


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy December, everyone! Where has the year flown?!

We got home ok on Saturday - good thing we left by 1:30 (later than planned, but not unusual, because my inlaws always find a million things for DH to do when we are supposed to leave in a few minutes even if we have been there for several days), because my sister tried to leave later that evening, and the highway was packed, so they had to leave at 6 Sunday morning. Ugh! I guess it was even worse Sunday afternoon - made the local paper - it would have taken us 5 or more hours to drive the 130 miles. Yuck!

The gathering for DH's former voice student went as well as could be expected - just a few close friends (no family other than his mom & sisters - shows you how ugly the situation was in the family). We saw people that we knew 20 years ago in the local children's musical theater (we had not seen them in over 16 years - most did not know we have kids). It was nice to catch up, to see that those kids are doing well.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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Georgia that is a really good thought!!!

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Dee I can smell the soup from here and it sure is yummy. Hope you enjoyed.

Vicki maybe just buy them one good thing that you can afford and explain to them that Christmas is not about the gifts but the birth of Christ and all he got was incense and myrrh and gold. So maybe keep it to 3 things like Jesus got. Just a thought......

I decorated my tree as I will not have time between now and Christmas. Too much work and too many socials. I do not do much in the way of decorating. Just a tree and some bits and pieces outside.

Have a nice day everyone.



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I am really slacking on the shopping this year. Its tough with the kids they are older now and they want more expensive things. So Ive told them that they have to understand there will be less under the tree. Hopefully they get it.

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Morning All, hope you have a great day.

Georgia, i definitely understand. my problem is when i get off work i don't feel like shopping nor do i want to shop on my lunch break.

Everyone Else, hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. enjoying another relaxing day at home...making soup from the Thanksgiving leftovers...which is making the house smell yummy......

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Dee that is exactly how I feel. I am trying to do my Christmas shopping whilst I am at work. I hat going to the shops when I am not working.

Such is the life of retail......

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Vicky and Becky, glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Georgia, that bubble bath sounds lovely.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. today is a relaxing day at home, dh is at the grocery store to get what we need, dd is at work, ds is playing video games and i am catching up on Spark and FB, which seems about all i do lately. after the hectic week at work i am not wanting to set foot in a store unless i absolutely have too.....


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Becky stay safe on the roads. The world is full of sad, angry and bitter people. And some will not help themselves at all. If we could break the barriers of how people shut themselves off and don't get help we would have a happier world.

Happy weekend everyone.



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Vicky, so glad you like your new job. :)

Georgia, soak your feet when you get home!

We will drive home today - hopefully the traffic will not be too bad. We know to stay in the fast lanes when we pass the outlet mall and the regular malls on the way. Tomorrow we will attend the memorial service for one of DH's former voice students who committed suicide last month - tomorrow would have been his birthday, which is why his family is holding the service then. So sad - I guess he became a very angry young man after DH stopped coaching him, because the boy we knew was just a sweet thing.

Wishing everyone a good weekend.

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Vicki and Becky glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Busy days at work so my feet get very tired.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was nice here. I was a good person and invited the ex over for dinner. Felt slightly awkward but there were no issues. Next year I think I will just ask him if he wants to take Rianna for a bit.

Things have been better with my boyfriend. I think he is coming out of his latest bout of depression. He thanked me for being patient. He told me honestly that it could of course happen again. But it meant alot to him that I was willing to be patient. So still taking one day at a time.

Cleaning out from the big storm here in Buffalo. Thank goodness with this new job, I get paid for my snow days and for the holiday. That would not have happened at my old job. I would have been really hurting for money. Loving my new job. This week will be a new challenge at the job. Parent teacher conferences. This time Im the teacher and not the parent.


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Aaah, a bubble bath sounds delightful right now!

I just walked the 4 kids to the park. We played, flew the styrofoam glider, then walked home again - all in 83 degrees or so. Too warm for November! But the food last night was wonderful. I am glad I have learned not to overload my plate on the holidays - well, I have become better at not doing so.

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Hope you have all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are now recuperating from all that fine food.

Nice fine morning. Good day to catch up the washing. So busy at work and my whole body wants to sit in a spa and be blown away by the bubbles.


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Happy Thanksgiving here in the US!

Georgia, I'm glad you didn't have any damage. Hail storms are scary.

Hugs to all!

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Huge hail storm last night but no damage here. Lots of damage inner city. I was working last night so had to pray all was good at home.

Hope you are all having a great Thanksgiving.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy Thanksgiving to All who celebrate! Enjoy!

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Well ladies good to see you so organised for Thanksgiving. Enjoy.

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Hey, passing the rain around the globe is fine by me! As long as we get it. :)

We have already purchased our food items for Thanksgiving dinner at my inlaws' house. So glad to get it done early - I would not have liked to shop when we get there on Wednesday. Luckily, the drive is not too long, so we can load our small cooler with blue ice and it will all arrive safely.

Hugs to all! Make it a great week.

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Becky, Georgia asked first about the rain emoticon , so I will let her send it to you once it reaches her. LOL!

Georgia, sending healing thoughts that all will go well with your results. Glad the only pain was the needle.

Everyone Else, how you all doing? Hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. Gotta work these next few days but have Thursday off for the Thanksgiving holiday, then work Friday and off the weekend. We just got the last of the items we needed to make the meal for Thursday...so no more shopping except maybe for milk and eggs to be done.



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Such a good doctor - no pain other than the needle. Now to wait for the results. Thank you Becky


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Georgia, sending good thoughts that the spot is nothing and doesn't cause any discomfort.

Cathy, good for you for planning the Thanksgiving you need.

Dee, glad the storm moved on. Please send it my way - we have actually finally had a little bit of rain each of the last 3 weeks, but we need so much more.

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Waving hi to Dee and Becky. Have wonderful days. Dee send me the rain I could do with it.

Cathy have a beautiful Thanksgiving without all the acid and hurt. See if there a person who is alone and needs to be with people who can come to your Thanksgiving. Your acid sister in law may be hosting Thanksgiving and doing all that goes with it but she is not truly a good person. No loss and better for your children to have honesty on the day rather than be fed lies and nastiness. I do know the loneliness of you son not speaking to you but with time you will find a way to live onwards with the deep pain. I have. ( never a day without him in my thoughts but I move forwards daily).

Start new traditions, enjoy the day and be grateful that you are such a strong and wonderful person. Firstly be true to you and the rest will follow. One day people will see the truth and if they don't you and God know the truth.

Have had some very hot days here and we pray for rain daily.

Having a suspect mole cut out of my back today. Just what I need - it is situated near my bra strap and pray it will not be irritated.

Have a precious day dear friends.

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Thanks everyone for your prayers and support. I am doing my best to live life, not in spite of the hurtful people in my life, but beyond it. I am really working hard to live life as God intends and with the "no matter what" attitude. I can't let (easier said than done) others cruel actions and words stop me from enjoying the life I could have. So that is a goal that I am working on.

First hurdle will be Thanksgiving. It will just be the 5 of us (Hubby and 3 younger ones) and possibly my 21 year old. The oldest won't talk to me. It hurts, but I can't choose for him. We have planned a typical Thanksgiving dinner and will just spend time together. I can't compete with my SIL who is not nice to me (accept in front of others or to my face) and planned her own Thanksgiving this year on that day and invited everyone. She knows I always have that day. Anyway, it is so petty and I am moving on. I don't know why people have to be this way! Life is short and there are so many more worthwhile things to do.

Sorry for the vent! I am working hard to put a plan together that includes me. I feel I need to schedule in time for me or it just won't happen.

How about you? Are any of you contemplating the new year and thinking about goals for the New Year or just in general?

Hope all of you are having a wonderful blessed day or night. You deserve it!

Hugs, Cathy

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HI All, wishing you all a good day.

me, hanging in there. rain finally ended late last night. it's supposed to get to 78 degrees today, will see if that happens.

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Sending HUGS, prayers, and healing thoughts to you all. On my Kindle as we are having a rain storm with strong winds and thunder/lightning so no computer use today. emoticon emoticon

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Sending hugs, too! It is awful that they send such venom. I will never understand that. My stepmonster did not like it when I set boundaries and called her on her baloney, but it has been so much healthier for us since I did that (I just ignore her awful comments as relayed by others in the family).

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Cathy I am sorry you are going through so much. As for letters that are hurtful, read them and then put them in an envelope and return to sender with a note that says thank you for such tender love and concern but you are managing life quite nicely without it.

I have many such letters from my son too.

Great that you are focussing of the youngest ones. They deserve happiness and good memories for their futures.

I am sending love and hugs across the seas.

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Vicky stay safe! I would love that much snow!! Crazy, I know, but I am a cold weather snow lovin' girl!

Hope everyone is doing well.

I have been insanely busy with the kids being sick, Jenna got bit by a cat (not ours) and then had a horrible allergic reaction to the meds she was on. She is much better thankfully. Everyone is doing better.

I am working hard to focus on my three younger kids and trying to make the holidays meaningful and special for them. The pain from others is too much and the attacks keep coming. My father wrote me a horrible letter that was shaming and guilt filled. The dysfunction continues in my birth family and my husband's. I have chosen to put up boundaries and they are attacking. It's a no win situation, but that's usually the case with people that don't want to face truth and own up to their part of things. I will move on.

Hugs to everyone!! Cathy



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Yes we have been watching all the snow pics Vicky. Quite frightening

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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That is insane, Vicky! I am glad to hear you are all ok. Good luck with the digging out.

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Hello all

Dont know if you have all seen the news about the snowstorm that has hit Buffalo NY If you are on Facebook Im sure you have seen it. Me and the kids are find but we got over 6 feet of snow dumped on us in a day!!!!!! Working on digging out. We have been out of school/work since Tues! Hugs to all of you!

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Sending hugs and prayers for more positives.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


Georgia


�Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence"
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Thanks, Geogia. Now both deals suddenly seem to be possibly back on - worries me how bad the low will be if they fall apart again. :( Prayers definitely help.

Sending hugs to all.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Praying for you too Becky. Life can really be tough sometimes. Hugs

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So sad and scary, Georgia. Sending hugs and prayers that all gets better very soon.

My DH thinks his latest bout was because 2 multimillion dollar contracts (which he had spent numerous hours preparing and presenting) fell through only 4 days apart. The business has been up more than 3 years with no contracts going through to completion yet - we can't hold out much longer, but what else can we do to have him earn money? There are no jobs around in his field (well, the jobs are taken by "kids," and we are in our mid-40s). I know, though, that these bouts come around regularly - the work/money stress triggers them, but sometimes they show up unannounced.

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Becky I have been through that 3 times. I fear the next time he will not return. He is in a dark place at the moment and nothing I say or do is helping. It is to do with legal things we are going through and I have no control over it.

Praying for all with mental health issues. It is so debilitating.

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Vicky, sending hugs for you & Rianna. So pleased that Bryan is doing better in school.

My DH also suffers from anxiety and depression - the meds help it to be more infrequent, but it can still be bad. He had a really bad bout a couple weeks ago (I have heard that the time change can do that to people) - I really thought he would just disappear. That has always been my fear - he will go away for business and never come back because he feels so low and worthless at times. But he pulled out of it fairly quickly, for which I am truly grateful - I just always will worry that one time he won't pull out soon enough. I have never told anyone about my fear, but since I know you ladies understand, I felt safe to do so.

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My Dh hardly ever leaves the house and at times I push him to do things. He is getting better and I do thank God for the cocktail of drugs he takes as he is so much better than before.
I still feel on many occasions that it is "me" but am coming to accept the fact that it's actually him and not me. It is such a difficult illness. Mental health is so very fragile for some.

Hang in there and may the Good Lord help everyone overcome this hard path .

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Georgia,
Thank you for your kind words. Yes that is a challenge at times, not blaming myself. I mean I know deep down that I myself am not the cause of his depression/anxiety, but I worry sometimes that me being in his life, aggravates it. But he has told me several times that it is not me at all. He also tells me at times that he tries to hold on to normalcy by calling me and trying to meet me out for coffee and such. Yesterday when he asked me to come out he said he was feeling very edgy and "not right" but he still wanted to try and meet me and once he and I got together at the coffee shop, he felt better and more calm. That and the Xanax Im sure.But he assured me that it wasn't just the Xanax. So Im just tryng to assure him that Im here but still doing things for myself as well. Meeting a couple girlfriends for coffee tomorrow.

Yes with Rianna Im trying to give her an outlet and her and I try to do special things so she is not hurting. It sucks that this is how it is and I do not know if the ex IS spending more time with his GF's kids or what and of course now that we are divorced thats really not my business. But when I try to tell him what Rianna is feeling he just blows it off. Like he did with everything else in our relationship.

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Vicky I live with the depression and anxiety (my husbands) continuously and it can be very difficult times. You question yourself a lot. My DH has some good days and some not so good days. November is notorious for depression and mental disorders but also suicide. Please do not in any way blame yourself for his illness. Just support him and see how it goes. Also remember if it gets too much for you that too is normal. Just have an outlet. I pray he gets through this bout quickly and understands you care.

As for your ex - poor Rhianna may have to realise he is going to be a part time dad and it will get less and less with the other woman having kids.l hop0e she can be busy enough to not miss him too much.

The hot weather of the last few days is exhausting. A breeze blowing this morning with temperatures cooling a little today.

Hugs to all

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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I am so sorry that I have been MIA. Just been bust and also going through a small issue in my personal life.

On a positive note, things have been going much better with Bryan in school. His behaviors are more manageable, practically has no outbursts anymore in school. He is getting his work done and doing better academically. So happy! He is also thinking of trying out for a sport in school, something he has never wanted to do!

Rianna is doing ok in school too, reading is still a bit of a struggle but we are working on it. She is having some issues with the divorce. Getting mad at her Dad alot because he does not come around as often. She feels like he is lying to her when he says he can't come over and she feels that when he is not with her he is with his new girlfriend and HER kids. So doing alot of comforting.

My relationship with Michael has hit a bump. We are working through it. He told me early on that he had a bad anxiety issue several years ago. Please know he is not violent in ANY WAY! It caused him to lose his job and the anxiety and depression is why he doesn't not work. Well a couple weeks ago he started to feel the depression and anxiety wash over him. He said it happened around the same time last year. He thinks part of it has to do with the weather change, and I know that it can happen to many people, especially those who live alone. Also the holidays can bring people down. He warned me that he may seem like he is pushing me away, which it has, but he is trying to work through it. He has said over and over again he does not want to break off our relationship, if he wanted that he would have just done it. It is tough right now because he seems so different. So low and down and his self esteem is bad. He second guesses why I would even want to be with him. I guess I could totally just say "hey I don't want to sound mean but I don't want to deal with it" and say goodbye but thats not what i wan to do. I really do love him and care for him. we have had some awkward coffee dates recently and yesterday was a better one and then he asked me to his place for a movie and we just sat and held each other. It was the closest we had been together in 2 weeks. At the end of the night he said' bear with me please" and I said I would. So taking it one day at a time. and hoping the depression starts to dissipate for him!

I hope you are all well, I didnt get a chance to read the thread. I miss you all and will try and get my butt on here more to check in with all you lovely ladies!

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11/14/14 3:43 A

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I hear you Becky. I just want some me time at the moment,

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Hi, everyone! Hugs all around. Golly, I am looking forward to Thanksgiving week when I hope to have a little more free time finally. Miss checking in with everyone regularly!

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Just home from a late night at work. Hugs back at you Tina.

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Georgia


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Sending all of you some emoticon from OZ.
May this weekend coming be wonderful for all of you.
hugs, tina

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Thank you for the hugs they worked .....♥

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Georgia, sending hugs to get you through tough times. Everyone, consider those hugs sent all around!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Going through some issues here sorry for the absence. Hope you are all well and nurturing yourselves.

Smell the fresh air deeply and ask the universe to keep the days happy and peaceful around you.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


Georgia


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11/9/14 12:54 A

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Oh Jenn not a nice time for you. Sending the healing angel to your home.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


Georgia


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Levi has caught what jake has over halloween weekend.

Nothing like watching your severely autistic child run around screaming because he's going to puke and doesn't know what's going on. ugh.

Mostly he's spent the last 2 days Screaming uncontrolably, and his favorite thing to scream for whatever reason is "why?!"

So I'm trying to take his temp or give him meds, or change his diaper, or basically anything that isn't cuddling with him, he's screaming why at me, Might as well be saying "I thought you loved me, why are you doing this?!"

lol

I hope it passes quickly. Fevers are in the 101-103 range, when I manage to get it taken. I did have to take it in the not so pleasant way because it wasn't reading under the arms.. and he doesn't get the whole Oral route. You can imagine it went over well.. trying to hold a naked 3 year old down isn't my idea of fun. The meds do bring it down, and then he's all smiles and playing and eating like normal... but you can tell the moment it starts creeping back up because he's back to screaming his head up. he was up for 3 hours in the middle of the night last night. Thankfully he's only puked once, and that was mostly because I forgot he doesn't chew things sometimes and just swallows, and the meds I was giving him were tablets, and they were huge, and he literally got it stuck in his throat and almost choked to death, before I could react he had gotten it up. thankfully.

we switched to liquid after that, even though that normally means I have to do it over and over because he spits it out everywhere. but he seems to get that it makes him feel better.

Miranda has Diarrhea as well. No fever though. Hopefully I don't get it.

So this has been going on since Thursday. I hope it's over tomorrow so he can go back to school on monday... something tells me though we'll be calling in on monday. probably for everyone but jake.

Ugh. I hate fall, only because of this reason.


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Hi! Just popping in to send hugs.

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Had a lovely day fishing today. Water was like glass and a nice sunny day. Catch and release is how we fish. Now nice to be home.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Love the theme and mantras for this new month as well.

Jen, WTG on winning the diet bet!

me, hanging in there. i need to nurture myself as well...been so crazy with work and home that i forget to take care of me.



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Georgia I always thank God for my bed, especially when it has been a hard day and lying down in it means that day is over and a new one will soon begin.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
hugs, tina

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Glad everyone is happy with the theme. We can do little things like just stop for a moment and take a deep breath. Preferably looking aty something peaceful. Whether that is in a garden or a pet or even a person who is unaware we are looking at them. Another thing is to have a gratitude prayer each day.
I know you will laugh but every night I get into bed I say "Thank You God for my lovely bed".
In the morning I say Thank You God for another day.

Well done everyone on all your efforts so far for this month.



Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


Georgia


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G'day all.
Thankyou Georgia for the topic. I need to nurture myself too. I think of so many others and hardly myself.
Going to try this month to look after myself more and give myself lots of positives.
Because we are worth it.
hugs, tina

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Won the diebet!

got $52.08. I plan on ordering a Sparktracker. :)

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11.4lb loss! Atkins is still 90% of my day,. (no pasta or breads, but I have had some candy lol)

heres hoping i can keep it off!!

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Thanks so much Georgia for starting up our new Cafe for November. I love the theme and feel you picked a very good topic for all of us.

I need to nurture myself more and stop being so hard on myself just because others are. I feel very loved and cared for here in the Cafe. Thanks everyone!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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November starting well here; but it's getting cold for walking in the early morning. My daughter's on a school trip and has texted to say she's having a good time. Son is coping well at college and has joined a robotics club where geek is good! We have a new vicar at church and nurturing will include going to church again. My body will be nurtured by getting the exercise I need. Happy November!

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Love the theme and the mantras!

I will nurture my soul with reading for pleasure, taking long walks, playing with my boys and our dog, taking naps, and all sorts of other healthy things that do not involve food!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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We need to nurture ourselves with more than food. Love, self esteem and positives along those lines.

Getting ready for work this morning and I am saying positive loving mantras to myself.

I am worthy and so are you dear friends.
I deserve the best and so do you dear friends.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


Georgia


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