Good moanin' all,
This seems to be the sickness center this week...yuck. Daycare kids and hubby decided to share their misery, and I've been feeling extra-crummy past few days...lost my voice..which has been reason for much celebrating in this household. Unfortuately for you people, I can still type haha! Went ahead and started a dose of z-pack last night, couldn't hold out anymore. Is it just me, or do the rest of you seem to need antibiotics more often since mtx, or plaquenil? I hate to keep taking them, but don't know if I have a choice. Is this all just part of RA?
Mom, I was sort of groggy and out of it from meds yesterday when i read your post, so probably misunderstood, I thought it was your son who was moving out...is it him or your hubby? Either way, I'm so very sorry..and again, am always here for you, will help anyway possible, as you can tell every single one of us feels the same. You're such a special lady, don't forget that!! You'e gone through so much, and stayed loving and strong for your family..you will get through this , too.
Post Edited (babyplace) : 10/19/2007 1:23:35 PM (GMT-6)
Please, please don't blame yourslf for this!! It's a shame that neither of the "men" in your life, hubby or ex, can step aside and put your son's needs ahead of their own need to be in charge. Seems to me that there are a lot of power plays going on, and you are stuck in the middle with the kids being used as bait. You have to put those kids first, from what you've written here, you always have..you are certainly not a bad mom!! You and your kids have had alot to deal with, can't imagine where they'd be without you. Don't buy into that garbage, although it's hard not to do. Guilt is usually what us moms do best. Hang in there and follow your gut, you know what's right for you and those kids of yours. We're all here!!
Good Moanin' all! TGI-the weekend! PHEW! I'm trying to start the day off with not thinking about any stresses. I have a ton to do this weekend in order to make next week a tad less stressful! I'm thinking about starting a new routine Sunday - but it requires me getting up at 5 a.m every day, instead of 6....to start getting some exercise before work to help with my daily stresses (home and work) as well as health. I'm NOT a morning person! I'm the one who - if I don't get to sleep on time, no matter HOW tired I've been all day, I"ll get a second wind eventually and be up til 2 a.m.
Things at home are not horrible, but they are up and down from decent to frustrating and stressful....so, I guess that's an improvement....but I never know what kind of day it'll be around here and it makes me feel like our relationship is caught up in a devil's wind - going all over the place not knowing where it'll stop. <sigh>
Someone asked about work - everyone is SO unbelievably nice. It makes you want to really do an impressive job. I don't want to worry about my health failing, so I've been trying to get sleep for the most part, taking vitamins,etc.....some days it's hard and it means NOTHING gets done here (which is stressful.)
Boo - cheers. I think you're coffee is long gone! But I think I'll go make myself and the kids some french toast and hot cocoa and virtually clink your coffee cup from 3 1/2 hours ago!
Mom - sorry I misunderstood your situation. Either way, don't beat yourself up about this. I think everyone said what I'd say...so ditto.
Everyone else - this post is geting too long, so stay well in this volitale weather!***
Here's another cup (pot) of coffee for you. So darned stiff this am, barely could lift out of bed. I guess BIL's are still in town. I've been avoiding them. I check my caller ID and if it's someone I don't feel like talking to, I don't answer. I am really de-stressing. Got two rooms sparkling yesterday. Just six more to go. Ha! Yea, that'll get done, someday. Perfect day for riding....if I could lift a saddle. Hubby would be more than glad to do it for me but I hate to have him do all that and just be able to ride for a few minutes.
I must say, he's going out of his way to help me.
I'm worried about Erin. Has anyone heard from her?
Camama, I've been trying to get up a little earlier to use my glider. Overall I just feel better when I do that and it's easy on my joints. At my age I have got to do something in the excercise area. Fibro, arthritis, osteoporosis... staying in bed isn't helping at all. Oh, but it feels so good on cool mornings to roll over and hit the snooze button.
Going to make the most of this Sunday. Tomorrow I go back to the "crazies".
Fires fires everywhere....ashes and gray fall from the sky......I'm living in an ashtray right now....ick...it's miserable. No sun all day. There is a fire (the biggest) about 45 minutes south of me....30 minutes west of me....and (the 2nd biggest) about 20 minutes east.......I'm not sure where the 4th fire is........all I know is it is stinky and dark out all day....the santa ana winds are blowing strong, they say up to 50 mph today....mostly westward I'm told, which bring the one East of me feel/smell like it is right over the fence. I was outside rinsing the dog's food bowl to feed her in the garage and my whole body stinks of ash....trying to keep dog in garage...but she wants to stay out and guard the house. Good girl! But, you're staying inside!
Haven't heard from Erin since her last post stating she was sick.
Boo, good for you on the cleaning. I did bubkus. Well, I did laundry and hit the big sale at Mervyn's yesterday to get a few things the kids needed and a few 'nice' shirts to wear to work. The rest of the weekend, I've been de-stressing myself and hanging with the kids. Hopefully, I don't stress too much with the mess this week....maybe I can get a couple of things done tonight before bed. If I don't get to bed early enough to get up early tomorrow, I will definitely do it Tuesday morning. I think it will really help me in the long run.
Well it's almost bed time for kids and forgot to pick up meds at pharamacy....gotta go drag them to do that now.....was hoping the skies would clear up, but now I have no choice but to take them out in this air.
Hi All. The fires worsed beyond anyone's expectations. They have closed the area just 3 mi north of me and due west. Asked to stay off freeways for evacuees as they alone are clogging the roads. Roads North, East, and West of us are all closed.
I'm getting a little nervous.
Gosh..i just caught the news about the fires...how are you holding up? Don't blame you a bit for being nervous, know that we're thinking of and praying for you and your family's safety. Guess you must be pretty close to Malibu? Please keep safe! Do you and the kids have a place to go and get away from the threat? Was thinking about you alot, even though wasn't able to get on here and check on everybody. How have all the stomach, RA issues been?
Was out of commision all weekend..this thing really knocked me on my rear-end. Plus hubby missed four days of work last week...that NEVER happens..he was really sick. Doc put him on a new antibiotic and he had a horrible reaction to it, so we spent a lot of time back and forth between the doctors. Kind of scary really, but we seem to be getting better now, finally.
Hi all. Still in house. We are once again surrounded by fire N, S, and E of us just like we were in 2003. So far, no evacuation, but this thing has been pretty unpredictable. Hubby keeps telling me not to prepare and "waste" my time....I'm starting (okay, already am) to get angry with his nonchalance about the whole thing. Most everyone we know has been evacuated including many inlaws. Everyone says how quickly this thing turns - one minute you are completely safe, the next your house is burning down.
We are not in Malibu. I'm in San Diego - we are threatened by what they are calling the "Witch Fire" surrounding us right now. Keep those prayers that the winds continue to be in our favor........
Oh My Gosh! CaMama, last news I saw, they were removing the endangered species animals from the drive through part of the San Diego zoo. Getting too close to you! It's been raining all day here. It needs to be there. Thought of you all day even though I didn't know where you lived. I pray you stay safe.
New employee I had lasted a week and a half. Hubby hit her and she left for Arkansas where her family is. Hope I never run into the *%$#@. That would be IT for me too. I wouldn't leave though. He'd be looking for his teeth in the front yard.
So it's back to too long days and going straight to bed. MIL is still slipping a bit more every day. She is truly in her transition. Her liver is shutting down as she is yellowish.
Hope to hear from Erin soon.
bear? i amnot certain about my google on your comment, but i am pasting it and am not certain if the police will allow?
Portnoy's Complaint: A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature...
uhmmmmmm..... what are you trying to tell me? us?
let's not go there and say we didnt lol i bet the farm you were trying to tell something else? i hope? lol noot that i have a farm!
on that note or shall i say another note!
camama! are you ok still? i thought of you as our newa states san diego is in flames! my daughter almost went to pepperdine it was her second choice! thank goodness she idnt or i would be a wreck! how are you doing?????? stay wet!
erin? you ok??????? hugs and kisses your way......
ducky sorry i didnt phone you it was a busy weekend, i grew a year older but not wiser lol. i think there are a few libras in the crowd.
boo how are things going at your end? mil? bil's? horse? toes?
el? i havent given up on you i still shout out even though i dont hear replies! thinking of you
well back to cook some supper...... take care kidos and dont fight in the sandbox. hugs yally
Oh Yally...we missed your brithday???? I can't make a pretty cake like you did that one time, but sending you huge belated birthday hugs!!!!