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Old 06-05-2008, 05:26 AM   #2581
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Like kads said, she can help you understand what all they are giving you, believe, I put her to the test before, lol
Your fine, I mean, you give your heart so willingly to us all the time, you just need a little boost for it!! My thoughts are with you today!!
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Terry, thank you for your concern for my daughter and her BF, she is in rough shape both emotionally and physically right now.

But more importantly, I agree with Stacy and Kades, that you need to relax and and just take it all in slowly. Get yourself informed about these problems so you know where you stand. And yes, converse with Kades, she will guide you right. Also, PM me any time if you need to "let it out". I too know about getting diagnoses "sprung" on me. My prayers and thoughts are with you. You, yourself say you are a strong and healthy person and you will get through this.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #2583
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I have taught my kids from little on not to have prejudices. So far they have been terrific! Sons had friends who are homosexuals, porno business, some selling things that were not legal. Girls pal with lesbians, pregnant and moms not married, also some prostitutes. instead of condemning them for it, I look to it as form of life that we all hear about. Isn't that what we are supposed to do is help one another if they ask? These kids that they pal around with are considered not acceptable by most. They come to the house and I do not want to know what they do, treat them all the same. Kind of bothers me that the parents aren't more involved in their lives and try to understand their problems.

My question is why do people look down on my family when they are only trying to befriend these kinds of people with their lifestyles. They never ask them about it but only give them his feeling about his own lifestyle. I brought them up to know that what they do in life they have to answer to a power much greater than the local authorities. None have been in jail, (so far) gotten any kind of tickets, but my family get criticized for acceptance of these individuals.

In this world, you have to be very strong and trust your gut feelings about many things. It truly hurts when someone makes comments about your kids and don't know the reasons why they do the things they do. I don't like the lifestyle but why condemn them for something they may regret later on in life. Can we not live and let live?
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Omigosh, jp! You're on to it. I'm going to have to scour the house for mini pads, etc. Great idea. The Band-Aids just aren't cuttin' it. This idea should get me through the night without messin' up my fresh sheets. Thanks.
Not only that but when you change the dressing it wont stick like plain gauze those little pads are a great thing to keep around along with first aid tape. If you can manage to keep it clean you can change it every two or three days. I have never found bandaids good for much because the cut is so small you don't usually need one and maybe because my cuts are usually pretty bad but the are great for kids and their boo boos. Also I think Bag Balm is one of the best things for cuts ever.
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Not only that but when you change the dressing it wont stick like plain gauze those little pads are a great thing to keep around along with first aid tape. If you can manage to keep it clean you can change it every two or three days. I have never found bandaids good for much because the cut is so small you don't usually need one and maybe because my cuts are usually pretty bad but the are great for kids and their boo boos. Also I think Bag Balm is one of the best things for cuts ever.
Tried the mini pad thing, jp. Perfect for "soaking" up the blood and kept the sheets pristine.

When I got up this morning, the "bandage" was soaked so I took it off. Turns out the panty liners I have don't have the nonstick surface, so I opened up the flood gates again. In between sessions of mopping and compressing, I found a Band-Aid large enough that DID have a Telfa surface. Put that on, then a panty liner bandage. Gotta get some of the nonstick liners 'cause I know this thing's going to take a while to stop "leaking."

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Tried the mini pad thing, jp. Perfect for "soaking" up the blood and kept the sheets pristine.

When I got up this morning, the "bandage" was soaked so I took it off. Turns out the panty liners I have don't have the nonstick surface, so I opened up the flood gates again. In between sessions of mopping and compressing, I found a Band-Aid large enough that DID have a Telfa surface. Put that on, then a panty liner bandage. Gotta get some of the nonstick liners 'cause I know this thing's going to take a while to stop "leaking."

Thanks for the tip.
I was thinking something different than the panty ones but the other ones that are light. Also make sure you tape real snug but not so much you lose circulation. Sounds like you are a bleeder when you get cut I'm the same way. I think thats why I like the Bag Balm which is actually used for cows udders it's a salve for rough dry udders but also has an antiseptic for minor infections I have even used it as a lip balm. Once I cut myself so bad on the mandoline I had a thick slice on my finger that was just barely attached I used the balm and the cut pads and wrapped snug the flap it actually grew back together. Still have a scar but other than that it worked out great. Are you familiar with Bag Balm? I know it's for cows udders but I have used it for many years it works great on the cracked skin on hand and fingers. Many people keep a container in the house for these purposes. Will put up the web site I really believe it's better than Neosporin.
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Yes, I'm familiar with Bag Balm. Live in a farming community. Readily available here. Good to know as I have a negative reaction to Neosporin. Thanks again.
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Yes, I'm familiar with Bag Balm. Live in a farming community. Readily available here. Good to know as I have a negative reaction to Neosporin. Thanks again.
It is so good it's sold in some druge stores. For DC folks that are not familiar with this product. Just read the feed back on this site.
Buy Vermont's Original Bag Balm Protective Ointment Online at drugstore.com
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I have taught my kids from little on not to have prejudices. So far they have been terrific! Sons had friends who are homosexuals, porno business, some selling things that were not legal. Girls pal with lesbians, pregnant and moms not married, also some prostitutes. instead of condemning them for it, I look to it as form of life that we all hear about. Isn't that what we are supposed to do is help one another if they ask? These kids that they pal around with are considered not acceptable by most. They come to the house and I do not want to know what they do, treat them all the same. Kind of bothers me that the parents aren't more involved in their lives and try to understand their problems.

My question is why do people look down on my family when they are only trying to befriend these kinds of people with their lifestyles. They never ask them about it but only give them his feeling about his own lifestyle. I brought them up to know that what they do in life they have to answer to a power much greater than the local authorities. None have been in jail, (so far) gotten any kind of tickets, but my family get criticized for acceptance of these individuals.

In this world, you have to be very strong and trust your gut feelings about many things. It truly hurts when someone makes comments about your kids and don't know the reasons why they do the things they do. I don't like the lifestyle but why condemn them for something they may regret later on in life. Can we not live and let live?
There are a lot of different reasons:
People fear what they do not know or understand
Some people can only feel good about themselves by putting others down
Some are just plain insecure
Some turned their bible upside down so instead of reading "Love the sinner hate the sin" they read "hate the sinner envy the sin"
Some are full of hate and anger and love to share
Some have gone senile, and people actually still listen to them anyway
etc etc etc
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I had a bad day, got told a bunch of nasty mean things that hurt my feelings. That's my vent.
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We luv ya Mav. Mean people SUck!!!!
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Maverick, you tell me who they were and I will have Uncle Bob and his many braves come after them!
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It was DW.... ah well.
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Mav, sorry to hear that, but I am sure today is a new day (at least I pray for you and your DW that it is).
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Mav, if you lived close by I would bake you a PIE and everything would be ok.
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See? That happens ALL the time! You just tried to encourage me with your last post and now you have to suffer for it. I find that the more good person tries to do the harder problems arise. You seem like such a good person and no one has cause to say something to you that is anyway nasty.

People who said nasty things are reading their bible upside down as you said before. Hate the sinner envy t he sin? Hope I got this right. It is the truth. Seems like the more inconsiderate you are the worse things get. But as I told you my family loves people not for what they are but who they are. child of God. You are God's child and He will handle these nasty people for you. Trust Him. Have faith He sees all.

Thanks for your comments sure worth bunch to me. have to lift one another up.
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So who's computer is it anyway?

I walked up to my computer and jiggled the mouse to bring up the screen and there was a message on it that said that software updates were ready from Microsoft and that I should download and install them. !0 munites and a reboot later, that was done. I needed to write a check, so I opened Quicken, it said that an update from quicken was available and that I needed to install it. OK - another 10 minutes. Wrote my check, went to print and it said that my toner is low - "I DO NOT CARE!!!!! PRINT MY CHECK". Check is printed. Yup! you guessed it the Anti virus popped up and said that I need to renew my subscription - another 15 minutes. Now that my subscription is renewed it wants to update. Ten more minutes. Now it wants to reboot, what? Five minutes.

All I wanted to do is write a check.

Who's computer is it anyway, seems like it is doing more for other folks than me.

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Thanks everyone, I know she didn't really mean it and has been under a lot of pressure lately, but when she said "I am just waiting for you to die so I can get it over with and move on", well that really hurt.
We played it smart today and took a partial day off, did some plant shopping for her clients and went out to eat at our favorite buffet. Tomorrow we are going to the Museum of Science and Industry (we have a membership) with the kids, so every one pray for us that Abby (the 3 year old) actually behaves for once!! Her and her brother have been at each others throats non stop for weeks now and we are at our wits end on what to do with them.
With me being unable to help her as much as she needs with the business, and barely able to take care of the house, things are getting behind and piling up. What we really need is a babysitter so we can go on a date, last one was last November.
Then there is the broken drier, and now the washing machine is acting up and the basement sink is leaking so we can't use it anyway. I was supposed to get help from the deacon with some of the fixing but haven't heard from him at all. And today I couldn't take the heat in the house anymore so I hauled up the AC and put it in the window, not a good idea now my chest is killing me, I strained it I am sure. But I don't see any other choice, things have to get done. Sunday I am going down to the basement to start fixing the washer and drier and sink, no more washing clothes in the bathtub!

RedKitty, how dare you temp me with pie from across the ocean!! LOL, wish you were closer I would take you up on it especially if it is banana cream pie!

Adillo303, I love my PC's but in your case if you had the money I would say get yourself a MAC and live happily ever after!

In the Kitchen, it is frustrating I know, but the more you get attacked the more you have to stand firm. Stay a nice person, do the right thing, and follow the good book, it pays in the end, where it counts the most!
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Mav - Sometines being the new guy on the block means that you are not up with the in" crowd. I had to do some reaserch on what you were saying and why. good stretch, I love to research. Anyway, I now nuderstand what you are going through and I am plesed to see you working it through like you are.

As for computers, well, I'm a computer consultant and I have 9 of my own. That means that when they all decide to download an update and it goes badly I have it tiimes 9 and then the customers start calling. See my prayer request and add that a client / good friend of mine died last Monday, was buried yesterday, and I did not find out till today. Just a bad day. If I was closer, I would fix the sink, washer and dryer for you, I love that kind of thing. I just did water devices last weekend. Bathroom sink, both hot and cold seals, toilet - fill valve (Bet the real name would not get past the word filter) and the outside water fawcet,

Keep your chin up, work together as you are and you will get through it. your heart is in the right place.

BW - I have nothing against MAC's, when I started I had to choose which way to go and I chose 95% of the desktops over 5% of the desktops. I think MAC is a good machine.

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