After Christmas update...pure fluff

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   Posted 12/28/2007 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, friends.  Well, Christmas is over, and I have a few much needed days off work.  Thank goodness!  So I thought I'd give a quick update on life in general, since I haven't been around HW much lately.
We've been slammed at work.  When I first started this job, our caseloads were limited by law to 18.  They changed the wording to "a weighted caseload," leaving it up to the agency to decide how many we would have.  Well, I hit 38 in November, and I've been working many 10-12 hour days trying to keep up.  It is a nightmare.  On top of that, another agency we work closely with had a mass exodus of people, and so our agency kindly offered to assume some of those duties while they hired new people, so I got assigned 6 of those cases to cover.  Now they are chewing everyone's "buts" about how we are all falling behind in paperwork deadlines, and we are going to have to figure a way to keep up on it all.  I've always said that if paper ever became more important than people, I'd quit that job...of course, that was before I needed that job for good health insurance!  LOL
Christmas was good, aside from the fact that Brianna's "someday" step-father was here, and while I love him to death, he and Brianna mix about as well as oil and vinegar.  Love him, love her, but when the two are together, they are both insufferable.  My daughter says they aren't that way at home.  I hope, for all of them, that is true.  I couldn't live with that.  And I don't want them living LIKE that.
Randy has gained all of his weight back since his surgery.  Blood pressure is back up.  I'm pissed, because I worked so hard to get that weight off of him!  LOL  I've kept mine off, and we both eat well am and pm, but I'm not here to make him behave during the day.  He says his New Year's resolution is to get the weight off again, but it seems he needs to be in a medical crisis to follow thru.  Told a co-worker the other day that I'm almost resigned to the fact that one of these days he's just going to eat himself to death, and there is nothing I can do about it (she's in the same boat with her hubby, who has already had a major heart attack...we used to joke that we were married to the same man, because every time we talked about them, it was the same story for both of us!)
On the bright side, I passed my 13th year dx anniversary in November, and had all my scans come back clean as a whistle.  Ellen, I finally went to the gynocologist in November as well, and all was fine there, except they couldn't locate my file, it had been so long since I had been...LOL I will be making annual treks from now on, I promise.
Board has been awfully slow lately...I'm sure it's because my smiling face has been absent, right???  So I'll try to make more regular appearances.
Love and hugs to all my breast friends...
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes we have missed your smiling face and a lot of others. Where is everyone? I know getting ready for Christmas is a chore and takes a lot of time. I hope now that the holidays are about over, everyone will come back and check in with us. I have to get my AIM set up on the new computer, I can't even see when some of my friends are on line. And I need to get Literati set up so I can play with Libby and Becky once in awhile. Jo-Ann has had all her family with her over the holidays so I haven't heard from her. I did get to see everyone of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in December. You can't beat that!

I'm sorry your work has turned so ugly. That's the way they seem to be doing things in government these days, forget the kids, send the money to fight in Iraq. We had a pretty good health program in TX for kids with no insurance, but that was cut to pieces too for lack of funding. Meanwhile our most precious assets are being neglected. Kids can't help it they are born with problems or problem parents. I know you are doing the best you can with the time you have. Just don't let it wear you out.

Love and hugs back to you,

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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Good thing to know you went!  I'm glad you did.  That's a good girl.
Glad to see you posting, glad you and your family are in ok shape.  Congrats on 13 years
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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