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8/30/19 12:17 P

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Interview Update: It went as badly as I thought. I didn't make it to round two.

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8/30/19 11:31 A

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Eva - sounds like a perfect emoticon trade emoticon Once it gets a little drier, I'm going to try my hand at hedge clipping...

Feline - your plans for the holiday weekend are restorative - enjoy!

Catching up on genealogy and am thankful for finding a couple cousins on my dad's side. It looks like I started a search well over 10 years ago, but I guess life got in the way (that or an old unused email address...)
No big plans for the weekend - 20 more bags of mulch secured so once the rain stops, I too will be exercising in the yard.
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8/30/19 9:39 A

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As the weather gets nicer I'd like to do some more walking. I haven't been able to convince hubby to buy a zoo membership for $140, but maybe a state park pass since my niece has so many events there in the Fall (we bought one the last two years). So for now just around the neighborhood. I can't drive so I can't take him anywhere unless my husband is willing to go, and the good walking places (state park, mall, trails) aren't nearby. We're next to the middle of nowhere, it's just starting to get developed, but I am doing a fundraiser walk next weekend and if the weather is right baby'll be doing it with me. Afterwards we're going to the zoo with my brother and his family, so he'll get some good fresh air and I'll get some great walking in either way.

This weekend is probably going to be a lazy weekend, though. Tomorrow is tea with my grandma at a Vietnamese inspired tea shop called the Thirst-Tea Café. They serve bubble tea and Vietnamese nibbles. We're going back next week with my grandma and my brother's family, so we're using this weekend as a way to kind of stake it out for what's good! Then the rest of the long weekend will probably be used to watch the last Harry Potter movie (we've been watching them all over the last week) and clean the house. Maybe I will see if we can get out to the state park on Sunday or Monday, though. I bet it will be busy but this weekend is a great time to get out there and walk.

Anybody else have some plans for the long weekend?

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8/30/19 6:52 A

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Feline: I really do understand the frustration. Just remember you've lost weight once. you did it in a way that was healthy for you. You can do it again. Those big drops don't equal a healthy meal plan. I do think carb watch is an excellent idea. When we are pregnant we need the extra carbs to keep going through the day. You'll get there. Just give yourself some time. You've been sick. Baby has been sick. That makes a difference too.

Kali: Your flower bed is lovely! Be safe today!

I dropped my regular exercise yesterday to take advantage of fall temps to do the yard work. I trimmed hedges, cleaned out the flower bed, and cut the grass. I learned I am not graceful with the hedge trimmers, but the boxwoods look decent!

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8/29/19 11:14 A

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Eva - glad to hear you're not fretting about the job and giving Feline such great advice!

Feline - your carb watch sounds like it is a perfect start. It's always great when we find what works for us - experiments of one...

Headed to Omaha today. A little warm for yard work and only one Home Depot in the area has the mulch we were using. I like it because it blends with the pine needles after a season.



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8/29/19 10:53 A

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Eva: I'm just so frustrated. I see so many women in my FB groups that left the hospital in their pre-pregnancy pants, or are already losing 30-40lbs, and I've barely lost 3/4lbs at 3 months. My psychiatrist did mention something today that made me think. She was talking about eating high protein low carb and how that is a generally very successful diet, and it got me thinking about how I lost all that weight before eating high protein moderate carb. I've been working on my protein this time around but haven't really been paying attention to my carbs. I just took a peek at my carbs for this past week and saw they are averaging about double what I used to eat! So that could be the culprit. Looking at my meals I see one of my salads is strangely high in carbs, and the ice cream is high in carbs, too. I'm going to have to be on Carb Watch!

We're supposed to be almost 90 today, the heat is back! Not in the office, though. I had to wear a sweater yesterday and it's looking like I'll need it again today, too.

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8/29/19 6:55 A

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Feline: Remember it took 9 months to put on your baby weight. It will take at least that to take it all back off. And you'll fluctuate. Baby may be here, but your hormones are still adjusting. And that can cause weight to bounce around. Is there a reason Hubby can't buy a different brand of frozen yogurt?

Good luck with your paper. I do believe you will be fine. You've got this!

Kali: I think taking advantage of the weather for gardening is an excellent idea! I should really be out there cutting the grass myself today. And trimming bushes.

I'm okay that the sales job isn't working out. I didn't have high hopes. The circumstances are all wrong. There's not really enough time to make much headway since no one is doing follow-ups. And that was the deal. I'd send the emails, she would do the follow-up calls. If she's not going to make an effort I'm not going to fret about it.










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Sorry to be MIA - taking advantage of wonderful weather and working in the yard.

Eva - sorry to hear the sales job is not working out...

Feline - sounds like school is going great and don't worry about the weight. It will go back down with time.
emoticon like temps and lots of emoticon make me a emoticon girl. Lots more mulch and topsoil needed as mowing the grass is like riding a bucking bronco, but we will get there. Going to a Wednesday night concert @ the Mill and getting ready for the first football Saturday in Lincoln.
Hope all are having a great day!

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8/28/19 9:23 A

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I peeked at my weight since it's mid-week to see where it's going and I'm heading in the wrong direction! I was fluctuating between 225/226 when I was checking daily and today I was at 227. I've been tracking diligently and have been staying within my range, and since Monday have been exercising. The only thing I can think is that I enjoy dessert in the evening and my husband is refusing to buy the frozen yogurt we used to get. He says it's too expensive, so he's getting those big family size tubs of regular ice cream instead. I know frozen yogurt is better for you, but maybe I should start getting a bar of dark chocolate to divvy up over the week or something instead of having the ice cream.

I only have two assignments left for my class. I'm about 3 weeks ahead, but I think these last two will take me awhile. The next one is still not graded, it's all the introductory materials to my study. The last assignment is combining everything together with the revisions for the full Monty and it's worth 100 points. The class is basically pass/fail and if I remember right you only get two chances at it. Hopefully I can pass on my first try.

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Feline: She will be fine, but I bet she is skiddish for a bit. Just the new place. I'd give her a couple of weeks before I went to visit.

I honestly doubt the ad sales will go anywhere. I've sent out several emails and have had nothing but an auto-response. The owner has said she's ready to shut it down. If nothing sells in the next 2 weeks then there won't be time for it to go to print. She only informed the neighbor last week, so I don't think she had intentions of staying open anyway. I'm literally the only person at the moment trying to make contacts for it. If the owner has no heart for it, then it will die, but I promised my neighbor, since she will lose her delivery job if the magazine shuts down, that I will try. I'd do better with cold calls to set up meetings with the marketing department, but I'm following the instructions of the magazine owner.



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8/27/19 9:23 A

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Eva: I got to hear him laugh for the first time last night! Daycare told me this morning that he's been laughing for them, so it crushed my hopes that I'd heard his FIRST laugh, but I am still elated to have heard him laugh.

Saturday is The Day. And we had plans to have tea with my grandma so I won't even be home all day to snuggle my fluffy girl emoticon She goes to my friend Saturday night, since she doesn't work on Sunday and can spend all day with her. It will be my first weekend in 3 years not snuggled on the couch with her. I hope she will settle in okay.

Good luck on the sales job! Sounds like a good holiday opportunity.

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Feline: I'm sorry about your girl. It's never an easy decision to rehome.

But awesome the Baby Boy is rolling! That's the cutest thing! I'm glad you both enjoyed being out and about.

I haven't tried new food. TOM has passed and the dreams have calmed down. I think it may just be the big hormone flux. As long as they are goofy then I'm okay. When I was in my teens and early 20s I had night terrors, associated with being assaulted. So as long as I don't have a return of the night terrors I'll be fine.

I've had a temporary sales job fall into my lap. I'm sending cold emails for the local health and wellness magazine. I was supposed to be teaching the neighbor how to do it, but she's had something come up and I've been asked to take it over short term. It's not hard, just time consuming, but if I make a commission it will be nice to have it stuck back for Christmas.

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Eva: I definitely had some vivid, and very strange, dreams while pregnant. I could see it being hormonal. I know some people have interesting dreams if they eat before bed - have you had any new foods lately?

Panera was good. I had the new strawberry caprese salad. It was a little bitter but still good. The little one loved being out and about, and was happily staring at everything around us while we were there. He was doing crunches on my lap and then on Sunday he mastered the back to belly roll! I've got a roller! He can go both ways now, so I've got to be careful where I set him.

Two of my cats are relentlessly bullying the third. The one being bullied is my favorite cat, and we have done everything we can think of and everything the vet has suggested (except medication) to get it to stop. It's just getting worse. So we've come to the very difficult decision to rehome her. I love her so much and she deserves a safe home to live in. A friend who just lost her 18-year old kitty has kindly agreed to adopt her so she goes somewhere I know she will be safe and loved, and where I can still see her. Once my friend has comfortable grieved her loss we will be making the move so I have a limited time left with my fluffy girl.

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Feline: When we are sick we often crave salt. It balances electrolytes from any loss during a fever and if there's mucus it helps break it down. I'm not saying the salt is good for you, but there's definitely a reason why we crave comfort foods when we are sick, and they are usually high in calories and sodium. It helps the body reset.

I don't usually remember dreams, but these were vivid. I wonder if it's got to do with hormonal imbalances and perimenopause. I had that issue while I was pregnant too. And I know that's not the case here.

I'm glad your instructor gave you some helpful information on your paper and I'm glad you are feeling better. How was the trip to Panera?

It was humid but much cooler this weekend. We did the shopping on Saturday and cut the grass. Yesterday we waited for the rain to fall. Last night there was flash flooding near our area. I'll be glad when this humidity is gone and I can breathe outside again.





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8/23/19 9:20 A

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Eva: I am on the mend now. I can breathe through my nose again which is just delightful!

I use either nestle or international delight, mostly. They still have calories but 35 calories per tablespoon isn't too bad compared to raiding the candy jar, since I only use one tablespoon per 16oz of coffee. I've worked my way to 1/2tbs per cup from 2tbs per cup, so I will probably eventually wean off of it. But for now I enjoy the flavor and smooth texture.

This time the instructor saved my paper as a new document and wrote comments on it, instead of just leaving a comment on the grade board. So I know exactly where she wants more detail, too. So it was kind of helpful, even though I knew I needed to go into more detail. I have figured out which methodology I want to use finally and have most of my next paper written, but the particular methodology requires a section to be focused on the broader philosophies behind what I am studying so I am stuck there. I am trying to research some general philosophies of phenomenology to get an idea of what to write.

I don't remember my dreams anymore, but I think your dream means you need a kitty tea party. That sounds like so much fun! Catnip cookies! I have a recipe book for cooking for cats, I will have to see if they have any cookie recipes in there.

I have been overeating and eating too much sodium so I am back up 2lbs this morning (I peeked, even though tomorrow is supposed to be my weigh day). I think it has a lot to do with being sick. My husband is sick, too, so neither of us has felt like cooking and it has been fast food all week. Which normally isn't a problem but I've been comfort eating and not making good choices. My mom is picking me and the baby up tonight, though, and we're going to Panera for dinner. That's a good spot to make a healthier choice.

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Feline: I hope you are feeling better.

I'm nosey, what brand of creamer do you use? I stopped putting anything in my coffee on the regular a couple of years ago, but sometimes I miss it.

At least you didn't get a pat answer from your instructor this time. It might not be actually useful information, but you know she read it.

I've been having some weird dreams the last couple of nights. Wednesday night I was searching for someone else's lost hotel room key in trash bins. I knew it was a useless effort, but I did it anyway because I'm me. Last night I made macarons so the cats could host a tea party. The first one might be as a result of me being so free with my time. I'm helpful to a fault at times. The second one I have no idea, but I woke up wanting a cookie.

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8/22/19 9:14 A

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Eva: Thank you. It's not bothering me as much as I thought it would, though I am sure when I get the email telling me I didn't make it to the next round I'll feel it more.

I had to stay home yesterday because my cold got so bad. I am very anxious about that because of how much time I've taken off recently, and having used all my PTO for maternity leave. I'm eating way more than I should this morning. I opted for a breakfast burrito instead of mini donuts but once I got to work I began stealing from my chocolate jar. I need to get some chocolate creamer for my coffee again so I can soothe that craving without the calories.

I am glad your anniversary dinner went well. I love lemon, so I bet that lemon chess pie was great!

Happy birthday, Spirit! That is doing pretty darn well for a cat!

I got my new commentary back from the instructor on my week 5 assignment and it's basically all telling me I need more detail. Which I already knew. I don't know what I am doing so it's pretty vague right now, lol. But the next assignment is choosing my design and method so I can't keep it vague anymore. I am going to have to figure out what I am doing and clearly state it.

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8/21/19 6:45 A

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Feline: Bless your heart. I'm sorry the interview didn't go well. Maybe they will assume it wasn't your phone since I'm assuming you were not at home during the interview. And it is possible your resume will outshine the interview. I can't imagine there's a large list of people with your number of degrees.

I hope you feel better soon. And little one. The poor little guy can't catch a break.

Anniversary dinner was a hit, as always. So was the Lemon Chess pie I made for dessert. I've never made lemon chess. It was actually pretty dang good.

Road construction has moved up from my exits for now. They'll be back. They have 3 lanes to go. But at least the signs were correct this time!

Jim is on jury duty. I'm hoping that he'll be picked for Grand Jury so he will be dismissed quickly.

Today is Spirit's 19th birthday. I think that cat will outlive me. She came here 6 years ago. I was supposed to foster for a year. No one ever came to retrieve her and I never asked anyone to take her back.





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Eva: Thank you. I miss him a lot, he hung out in my bathroom - he has a special shelf he'd lay on when he wasn't in the sink - so every time I go in the bathroom I can painfully notice he is missing.

The interview did not go well. I caught my husbands cold, and I think my son did too, so I did not sleep well last night and was not very quick on my feet this morning. I tripped over my tongue and said some stupid things. I had my phone with me in case my laptop didn't work but forgot to turn it off so my IMs started chirping near the end of the meeting. I don't expect anything to come of it.

I am about to start working on week 5 of the class, while we're technically starting week 3, so I am comfortably ahead right now. Week 5 is revision week. We combine everything we've done so far into one paper and add the revisions the instructor has mentioned and resubmit for further commentary. I've done well so far with a few minor suggestions.

It's 9:00 and I wish I were in bed. I can't breathe and I am exhausted. To coffee emoticon

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8/20/19 6:49 A

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Feline: Oh I'm so sorry. It hurts losing a fur-baby, but I trust he's at peace.

Good luck with your interview. I look forward to hearing how it goes. I'm kinda excited for you!

How's the next draft of your paper going?

Thank you!

I helped the neighbor write an ad sales pitch for a local health and wellness magazine yesterday. Today I have to teach her how the internet is her friend for getting email addresses and phone numbers for making cold contacts to sell those ads. Currently, the ads only feature primary care doctor's offices. I told her that I'd check with locally owned health food stores, some chiropractic offices, the acupuncturist. Heck, even the dentist office. The last sales lady left a lot of untapped potential. Anyway my job is just to teach her to use google and social media to get the contact information for potential contributors and ad sales.









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8/19/19 9:23 A

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Eva: I did, I got a small Brownie Batter Xtreme blizzard and very much enjoyed it. It helped a lot with the chocolate cravings.

The interview is tomorrow morning at 8am CST. It's supposed to last 30 minutes, and I start work at 8:30. I am considering asking the receptionist if the small meeting room by the kitchen is free tomorrow morning for a personal call just in case the call runs over. That way I have some privacy and I am not hurrying through a busy downtown area to get back to work. The only iffy thing about that is the kitchen is in HR so it's pretty risky. I could just hold the meeting at my desk, but one of my coworkers comes in around 8:15 so she would overhear half of the interview and I don't want anyone knowing I am looking at a new job. It's the same risk for the break room - one of my coworkers arrives around 7:30 but hangs out there until 8:30, so she would hear the entire meeting. So I'd have to ask the receptionist about one of the meeting rooms or hold the meeting at Starbucks.

Happy Anniversary!

We were supposed to go to the zoo yesterday, but when I woke up I thought my old man cat had had a stroke. We hurried him to the emergency vet since our regular vet was closed and they said he hadn't had a stroke but he was severely dehydrated and either his diabetes was out of control or his cancer was causing his proteins to get out of whack. Either way he'd need to stay several days at their office while they pumped him full of fluids and ran tests. We ultimately decided, due to his age (16 next month), his diabetes, his cancer, and the increasing frequency of his medical emergencies that it was simply his time. He crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday morning.

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Feline: I remember the return of TOM. Those were the worst cravings for a couple of months. Did you grab that Blizzard?

I'm glad Baby Boy is doing well in his new daycare.

DH might be right about the software. I didn't think about that. When is the interview?

My14th wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Seems like a short time, even with an 11-year-old running around.



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Eva: He seems to be doing well. She's getting him to eat his full bottle, which the other daycare only did once, and she said he's cooing and making other sounds. My husband swears he said "mommy" this morning, but I think that's just because he hates dealing with a crying baby LOL

My husband pointed out that doing the interview with my work software might not be a good idea. I don't know if they track usage or anything like that, and if they do, a before work hours meeting might raise flags. So we're thinking I'll download the software onto my laptop and take the meeting at the Starbucks around the corner. It means I'll be a few minutes late to work (it's about a 7 minute walk) but my boss has always said if we're not later than her we're not late, so I should be fine being ~10 minutes late once.

Aunt Flow has come to town for the first time in a year, and it has given me the most INTENSE chocolate cravings. I'm bloated and feel gross, and definitely did not miss this part of life. I am eyeing the chocolate jar on my desk like a shark. I have tried sticking to dark chocolate since it is healthier but I basically want to down the entire jar so the few pieces I've allowed myself are just not cutting it. I am going to try to be really good today so I have a nice large bank of calories for dinner, that way I might convince my husband to swing by Dairy Queen for a blizzard with chocolate in it.

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Feline: I'm so glad the Baby Boy had a good first day. It sounds like maybe it's a better fit. If they take wards of the state, then she deals with all kinds of special needs.

Congrats on the interview confirmation and already having the software available for the interview! You might not pursue tenure, but it's nice to have the option if you want it. It gives you a choice that you didn't expect and you never know you might decide to try in the future.

Kali: how was the Lincon 11? I'm glad you are getting some gardening done. I need to trim bushes here but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I will. And if I don't, oh well.

My friend, Lela and her kids are coming by today. Both are adults. Her daughter is special needs. The state requires "field trips" and coming here counts. Her son is in college. I'm his emergency stop if the weather gets funky, so she makes him drive it regularly so he doesn't get lost or get caught in the speed trap that is my town. While they are here I'll be giving the kids hair cuts. Lela's son complained that the last hair cut he got was from a man that apparently thiks he's still 11 years old. LOL I think I'm fixing a bowl cut.

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Eva - WTG on your exercise plan. Glad you got some heat relief - we did too and it was a Godsend. Hope your asthma gets better and emoticon for Ms. B.

Feline - so sorry to hear about daycare, but sounds like you have a better option.
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Eva: The daycare said he was a very good baby, and was a little amused over just how mad he gets when his diaper is even the littlest bit wet. She said after feeding they propped him up with a pillow and he just loved relaxing that way. I am glad he had a good first day. It turns out she works with the state, too. Wards of the state are placed in her care so they are pretty strict about visiting, but it also means they are inspected every other month for one thing or another. I think this might turn out well.

My leg is doing better. I don't know what I did to it, but I have less of a limp now and I was able to go down the stairs this morning without turning completely sideways. I will probably skip exercising today, too, though. I don't want to push it too fast and it is still tender.

I hope things settle down for you and you can wean off the albuterol. Asthma is rough.

Excellent to hear about the all As! I remember 6th grade as when things started getting tough, too. Sounds like she's taking to things swimmingly.

I got confirmation of my interview yesterday, and a little more info on the job. It turns out I have the option to pursue tenure if I wish to do so. I don't know what all that entails, but I understand (mostly from television) that tenure is difficult so I don't know that I'd want to. It also turns out the software for the meeting is already on my work computer, so I might not have to figure it out on my phone.

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Feline: I'm glad you found a facility that will continue your parenting style and seems to have enough sense to care for a baby with reflux. Good luck with your interview! Or pre-interview. It's very exciting!

I hope your leg is okay.

I've been fighting asthma since the end of last week. It looks like maybe TDOT is done scraping close to my house so hopefully with the dust settled and the humidity lower my breathing will calm down. I'm not nearly as tight in the chest today so I think I can cut my albuterol in half. maybe by the weekend, I'll be back to normal.

First quiz grades of the school year came in. All As so far. Sixth grade is difficult. It's the first year they run a schedule without a teacher telling them where to go and the work is a little harder. She seems to be enjoying the challenge and the mixing of new personalities each period. She says that if someone is annoying (this is what she calls disruptive in the class room), you probably don't have to deal with them for more than an hour. LOL.


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Eva: He stayed with grandparents yesterday, but we toured a facility with good reviews over my lunch yesterday and got him enrolled starting today. I specifically asked if they could handle an infant with reflux and she said it would be no problem. The director is there every day and is very enthusiastic. She says she will send me text updates about his day which I am looking forward to. It's an open floor plan so she can see the entire facility from her desk, which I really like. It means she always knows what's going on. Plus they're a huge facility, 4500sq ft. Tons of space and toys, real cribs, and all the kids get together in the morning for circle time to sing songs together. Even the babies get to be involved! They advertise as building a family environment which I am excited for. I try to practice attachment parenting so having him in a facility that continues that family feeling is important to me.

According to next weeks assignment I am supposed to edit the assignment based on corrections from the instructor, but it doesn't say to resubmit. I gather everything I do in weeks 1-7 goes into the final assignment in week 8, especially since weeks 1-7 are not graded, so it's probably just to make things easier for me if I edit the assignments weekly.

It's still raining here, too. It's been moderate temperature in the day, kind of humid, with rainy evenings and cool mornings. I somehow hurt my leg so I haven't been working out this week, I'm just trying to watch what I eat while I try to decide what to do about my leg. I thought maybe it was a blood clot but Dr. Google reassured me that I don't have all the symptoms for that. So it's probably muscular.

On a more positive note from everything, I got a first interview for that job! It's a Zoom video chat for them to get to know me more and to go more into detail about the job. They said it screens for the in-person interview. I selected a time next week, just waiting to hear a confirmation for the time.

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Feline: Aww naw. That's just not right. I'd find another center, just because they seem to be so ill-equipped. Or just plain don't want to deal with an infant. If he has a note then he should have been good. Just like sending a kid back to school. And do they kick babies out when they start teething because the drool pours from a teething child?

Will he be with grandma and grandpa until you find him placement?

I hope your teacher isn't just giving a pat response. Were you suppose to correct and re-submit or move on to the next stage?

It cooled down here some last night. The rain hopefully helped tamp down the dust where TDOT is scraping the shoulders of the road. That and relief from the humidity will help my asthma. As for today, I hide in the house as much as I can. I'm glad most of my workouts are usually indoors.





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Eva: The buffalo chicken dip is a hit every year, and I always bring it since my grandma loves it so much. She's the type that watches what she eats VERY closely (to the point of not eating sometimes) so finding something she will indulge in is exciting. Taco dip is a recipe of a coworker and there's never any leftovers at work when she brings it. It's so good!

A coworker suggested my teacher has a pat response she inputs. Which is possible, though disheartening if true.

I had a friend like that when I was younger. She was developmentally disabled and placed in special education to help her graduate, but her mother would never acknowledge there was anything wrong with her. She even fought the special education placement. My friend was very sweet, but one conversation with her and you knew she wasn't the same as the rest of the kids.

Kali: I am so sorry about your teammate. What a difficult way to lose someone.

I am absolutely livid. Last night I got a phone call from babes daycare saying they were refusing to take him back. They said when my husband came by yesterday he didn't look any better - he was pale, frothing, and lethargic and they weren't comfortable taking care of someone so medically fragile and I needed to take him to a special needs daycare. He has the exact same skin tone as me, so yes, he's pale. Thanks for calling us sickly. He was drooling because he has reflux - a common affliction of young babies. And he was sleepy because he'd just gotten his vaccinations! I mean, whatever, if they can't handle a perfectly normal baby we'll take him somewhere better, but don't advertise you can take children as young as 6-weeks if you're not actually equipped to handle children under 3 months. I didn't get a chance to have words with the director (who called me) but I did leave a poor review on Google. He had a doctors note that clearly stated he needs no extra care and she was complaining we weren't providing directions on how to care for him. Do I need to provide step by step directions in feeding and changing diapers for an infant? Aren't they paid to know how to do that stuff? Ugh, I am so angry.

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Feline: Your choices for the reunion sound wonderful. Baby Boy will be tired by the end. I'd just caution people about kissing. Germs, but also in case he has a food sensitivity you aren't aware of that way you're not playing "guess the rash source."

I hope you figure out what's up with your paper. Seems strange you've never had the problem before. Maybe she is mistaken? She's not infallible.

Kali: I'm sorry about your lost teammate. I didn't know. I hope your CASA kid get a good, healthy placement. It sounds like you are filling in where work exited very well.

Our new administration has a good handle on things. I'm very impressed thus far! The first quiz is in science. It's the steps of the scientific method. It's old news around here. I've been teaching it during the summer for years. Then tomorrow is quiz 2. It's landforms in social studies, so nothing really new although I've had reports of her friend already struggling. She has a different teacher group than Miss B, but I think the kid is ADHD and never been diagnosed. A conversation with her is like trying to track a hummingbird and she constantly fidgets. Or at least that's my observation when they come over for summer science projects. Her mom just thinks she doesn't want to pay attention.

Day 2 of excessive heat watch. There will be a cold front overnight, thank goodness. This humidity makes my asthma flare. Today is arms day!





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Feline - sounds like a new position would be more stimulating. Glad you're going for it and you're planning to weigh in once a week. (worked for me...) Good news on the baby boy and kitty too! Family reunion sounds fun.

Eva - the new administration sounds like they have several school issues addressed. Movie weekend sounds perfect and MIL sounds like she's stirring the drama pot...

LPS started today and I do not have a teammate. I lost my last one to suicide and am still a little skittish about taking on another. I'm also waiting to see the outcome for placement for my CASA kid (court set for the end of the month) and other personal obligations (rejoining organizations).

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Eva: Wow, a quiz already? That seems fast. She's barely had time to settle in to the new school year! I'm sure she'll do great.

We had a rainy weekend, which was nice. I know my husband wanted to work on the yard but I enjoyed the storms. So did baby boy - he likes rain and thunder sounds, they help him sleep.

He's doing good. He keeps sounding better and better. His cough isn't as persistent as it was and his nasal suctioning isn't really getting anything anymore. He's at the end of his illness I think, that part where you just have that lingering bit of tightness in your chest? He has a pediatrician appointment this afternoon for a check-up, his vaccines, and to get a release for daycare.

I already got my first paper back. The instructor said I did a great job, but that some of my APA citations were wrong. She didn't tell me *what* was wrong, though, and when I reviewed them I couldn't see anything amiss. They look exactly like I've been doing them for 14 years. And now that I've typed it out, I can't believe I've been in college for that long. I feel old.

My family reunion date has been set for next month, just before little guy turns 4 months. It will be the most people he's ever been around at once so I hope he does okay. I need to start planning what to make for the potluck, though. I usually make 2-3 things, with one dish always being my grandmas favorite buffalo chicken dip. Any suggestions for what else might be a hit? I was thinking maybe a taco dip and a pasta salad?

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Feline, How is baby today? Did he improve over the weekend? I certainly hope so.

No baby snuggles on the couch would have sicked. But it won't be long until you'll be done and momma can snuggle all she and baby want during days off.

Fingers crossed that you make it to the interviews for the hospital!

I'm glad Kitty is okay.

Richard, How are you?

We are in for excessive heat the next 2 days. Hopefully, we'll get some relief by Tuesday night. Miss B. survived the first week of school with no problem. Her first quiz of the year is tomorrow.

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Eva: I applied this morning. I am nervous because I was updating a resume from 2016 and a cover letter from 2013, so I hope I spotted all the old junk and did a good job. It was a very straightforward application - took about 10 minutes once I had the documents ready. Just the demographic questions, references, then the documents. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I thought he was doing better, but he refused a bottle from about 4:00 last night to about 5:00 this morning. He ate an ounce here or there, but never actually finished his bottle until 5:00 this morning. It was making me nervous, but his oxygen levels were good and he stayed warm. The pediatrician sent him home with a nebulizer and we picked up the medication for that yesterday so we'll probably start using it tonight and see how that goes.

It turns out my kitty is fine! He had a sore that ended up being an abscess from a cat bite, so the cleaned it up and got him on antibiotics. And his odd behavior was from needing to reduce his insulin, so that's good. He's a tough old man.

It has been a quick week. I'm not looking forward to the weekend, though. I still need three more articles for my assignment so I will be doing schoolwork instead of baby snuggling tomorrow.

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Feline: I hope everyone is okay with your decision on the job. Please keep us posted. I'm interested in what you decide.

How's little one feeling?

And how did the vet visit go? I have some very old ladies around here as well. I understand old, sick cats.

This week has flown right by. I'm surprised. I actually have more anxiety about going to do the grocery shopping this morning than I have about school starting back.

MIL has resulted from her CAT scan. They recommended a colonoscopy because there might be a thickening of the intestinal wall. A colonoscopy would confirm. She says she thinks she will cancel. *sigh* It never ends with her. We will see what she does.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's going to rain off and on so we are planning to rent movies from the Redbox, watch Decendents 3 off the Disney app, and just chill out.



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Eva: I called the daycare and they have a very detailed list of requirements for him to return, so he's definitely spending the week with his grandparents.

After responding to Kali I kind of came to the same conclusion. I am feeling a bit stifled in my job as much as I love it, and I think I'd be angry if I didn't at least try for an interview to see if this new job would be a good fit. For all I know the new manager is a horrible person and I'd never want to work there - but I don't know if I don't try. And at a minimum of a $4K salary bump it's worth a try. I also realized this morning that all but two of my doctors are at this hospital, too, so it'd be much easier arranging appointments when I can just walk to my appointment! I tried to apply this morning before my work day started but it is one of those applications that requires you upload a document for your CV and cover letter. My CV is a website, so I will have to try applying on Saturday when I have some time to sit down and update my resume and cover letter from my home computer since I obviously can't sit at my work computer and create new ones.

I gained back 2lbs this morning, so I think I am going to move to weighing in once a week. The daily fluctuations are too stressful for me and I can't weigh in when I weigh the least (around 8:00) because of when my husband needs to be to work, so weekend weigh-ins it is.

My cat is going to the vet today because he's on a downswing (he's very old, diabetic, and has cancer). We hope he has some time left, but both of us think today might be "the day".

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Feline: Hopefully your little guy will continue to improve. I think keeping him with his grands for the rest of the week is an excellent idea.

I think you should apply for the new position. If you don't you'll always be angry with yourself. You always have the opportunity to turn it down if you think it's going to be more than you can deal with and have a baby with medical concerns. But I'd be upfront about your child's needs. That way if they are not willing to work with you you'll know right away. I can't imagine people with your list of degrees are a dime a dozen. You might be surprised at their willingness to work with you.

I'm sorry the teacher was less than helpful. Maybe once the first assignment is done she will be more helpful.

Kali: I'm glad the hot tub is up and running and it wasn't anything major. Sounds like you are a busy busy woman. For a retired lady, you sure don't slow down LOL. I haven't asked in a while, do you still have a teammate you work with or did that end with the school year?

I'm rather impressed with our pick up line running so smoothly. The ones that used a back channel to work their way into the line instead of going to the end last year were rudely surprised. They were made to wait until the end on Tuesday. Yesterday no one was sitting there waiting to be worked in. I was informed that lunch detention was assigned for the first time on Tuesday. Wow, couldn't wait a whole week to not get into trouble for throwing spitballs during lunch. So I suppose the new administration is serious. And that's a good thing.





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Kali: The additional responsibilities would include teaching information literacy classes, which I did on a one-on-one basis when I worked at a public library. I'm a little nervous about the possibility of doing it in a group setting - I've never taught a group and I am no Toastmaster - but the rest of the job is quite similar to what I do now, only with a different patron community (medical students vs. lawyers). My current boss has had concerns for awhile about keeping my job appealing enough for me without additional pay raises so wants to add additional responsibilities for me, but there is only so much I can do here since I am already doing the work of two people (one of our staff members transferred to a different role at a different branch office and the Board opted not to replace her). One of the responsibilities she is considering is having me self-master Excel so I can produce detailed spreadsheets. I didn't get two master's degrees (and am not getting a PhD) with specialties so I could produce spreadsheets.

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Feline - sorry to hear about the health scare and the appointment ordeal. Good idea to let him rest and catch up on vaccines. Sorry to hear your prof was not helpful and I would be careful about adding more responsibilities so soon after your son's birth. Only you will know if you have the support to take a new position.

Eva - your routine sounds great. Good that you're easing into the weights. Glad Ms. B's school days are going well and the school nurse is on board.

Very productive day yesterday. Exercise, massage, yardwork, hot tub filters (thank goodness that's all the problem was!) TP dispenser installed and pup to Camp Bow Wow.
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Eva: The appointment took 2.5 hours! It was ridiculous! We spent so much time just waiting around, he was getting very bored. It wasn't our usual pediatrician since this was an urgent follow-up from the PICU, so hopefully his well-baby check on Monday (vaccines, yay) goes faster. But she said he's looking good. He's still very small for his age but is VERY strong for his age. Maybe I have a jocky on my hands? She called his neurologist and a respiratory specialist to consult because he still sounds more junky than she'd like at this point in his illness and they've recommended a nebulizer and a follow-up with a pulmonologist. She said he can go back to daycare but didn't write us a letter for him to go back (which the daycare requires), so we're thinking we'll just let him spend the rest of the week with his grandparents and send him back to daycare next Tuesday after he's gotten caught up on his vaccines.

My teacher did email me back but she wasn't very helpful. I had told her I wasn't sure how to proceed with my dissertation idea and looked forward to discussing with her how to turn it into a workable idea, and all she sent back was a one sentence response thanking me for sharing my idea with her. It wasn't a no, though, so I suppose I will just forge ahead with the idea in the first assignment and see if I cut myself out of this research thicket somewhere during the 8-week session.

I've lost 2lbs this week, almost 3lbs. I had a little extra sodium and sugar in my diet yesterday trying to control some dizzy spells so that might account for the minimal loss yesterday. I think anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep is getting to me. I am doing the recumbent bike this week, and subbing for a coworker in yoga. Taking it easy since I was so immobile last week. Next week if things keep going on the upswing I'll start my videos again.

I saw an opening at the hospital for a job in my field, actually. It uses all my degrees, pays a minimum of $4K more than I make now, and is similar to what I do now but has additional responsibilities. I am considering applying since we could definitely use more money, but my husband has serious concerns about my changing jobs so soon after having had a baby with medical needs. I understand his rational concerns, but I am also in a job with no growth potential (there are no promotional opportunities and I am near the salary cap). I am not sure what to do. A friend who works there is friends with the assistant director of the department I would be applying to, so she has sent me all the insurance information she has (which looks pretty good!) and has offered to put in a good word for me. I am just conflicted because I think my husband and I both have valid points.

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Feline: How did the appointment go? And did you hear back from your teacher? If not, you can skype from your phone. I'm not saying you'd like it, but it can be done.

I finished arms day. I backed off on the weight since I haven't used weights in a while. I'm not really sore this morning but may continue with the smaller weight to make sure I keep proper form. At least for now. I had a nice walk. Longer than expected. I lost track of time listening to Lore. It's my favorite podcast. Today is core.

Miss. B's first full day of school went well. She made it everywhere on time and managed to drop a form off at the nurse's office, updated phone numbers.

I'm not struggling this school year like I have in the past. That's a good thing.


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Eva: Depending on which disorder he has the treatment would be either a special diet, enzyme replacement, or cleaning his blood. He has his pediatrician appointment this afternoon to see how his lung infection is progressing. He was a pretty smiley baby yesterday and this morning though so I think he is starting to feel a little better.

Part of the week one assignment for me is to Skype with my teacher about my ideas for my dissertation. I am paranoid and don't own a camera for my computer, just the unavoidable one on my phone, so I sent her an email instead introducing myself and giving her a rundown on what my plan for my dissertation has been. No response yet. I keep checking my school email even though I know she's probably not even awake yet since it's 6am in her time zone! I want to get the paper for week one written before the weekend so I can spend as much time snuggling my baby as possible instead of locked up in my office.

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Kali: enjoy your "me day!" Your massages always sound so relaxing.

Feline: I'm so sorry your little guy has been so sick. I pray he recovers well and you find out that his metabolic disorder is easily managed.

The first day of school went well. She has no trouble navigating to each of her classrooms. The only place they go as a group is to activity. You stay with your homeroom group for that this year. And it is simplified. The last 3 years it's been a sort of strange round robin. This year it is a fixed schedule. The activity changes but the day of the week she has each one stays the same. She's happy with that change.

School supply shopping is always fun. She likes pretty stuff. And I splurge so that the pretty binder makes the school day less of a drag. Sounds silly but a happy "confetti" binder makes the day a bit brighter. I suppose I'll have a fully stocked office supply section at the beginning of every school year! LOL

I started my new routine. I'm doing 4 days of 20-minute concentrated workouts, plus a short walk. Then on Friday, I'm choosing a longer relaxing yoga sequence to prep for the weekends. At least that's the current idea.





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Eva: I always loved the new school year, especially school supplies shopping! I am so disappointed in grad school not needing school supplies. Once I switched to online schooling I didn't need anything anymore so I just browse the school and office supplies aisles wistfully, getting my contact high.

Had a rough week last week, my son was in the PICU with a lung infection that led to them discovering he has some sort of metabolic disorder. I gained back 4lbs of the 8lbs I had lost since I was eating hospital convenience food and spending around 12 hours a day just sitting next to his crib holding him. He's home now but will have residual effects from the infection for up to 6 weeks, and has many outpatient appointments for the metabolic disorder. We hopefully find out tomorrow when he can go back to daycare - in the meantime Nana is watching him. I accidentally left my phone in my husbands car this morning, though, so I am super anxious about not being able to check on him.

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Eva - I always loved the start of school - a new year laden with new adventures. Quiet is good.
Our public schools start the 14th and the university starts the 21st. September is right around the corner.

Richard - I'm with Eva - not sure if mild is good. Enjoy regardless...

Volunteering @ the Credit Union this morning and bridge this afternoon. Tomorrow is a 'me' day. Strength training and yoga in the morning and ZB massage in the afternoon. Hoping to get some more yardwork in as well!
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Richard is that good or bad?

Today is the first day back to school. It's only a half-day but it is going to be quiet around here.

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Happy Lammas! and Welcome August!

Kali: I'm glad you found the vent with no repair needed to the roof!

It's the last 2 days of summer break. Miss B. returns to class on Monday. So today we hang out and do a whole lot of nothing. I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!

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