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Old 04-20-2007, 05:39 PM   #1401
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Your children are at that impressionable age that mine went through. I learned very quickly to watch TV with them. Cartoons (and especially cartoons) and Disney are chunked full of "slap stick" where no one gets hurt. And then there are commericals. I remember a commercial where Big Brother (BB) is taunting Little Brother (LB). BB is in the shower and LB flushes the toilet in revenge. We watched a cartoon where Deputy Dog was flying a helicopter and the bad guy handed him a pair of head phones with an ice pike in each ear piece. The problem with the props is that they are common household things. What child in the Midwest does not own a pair of winter ear muffies? And how easy is it to find a toy screw driver or pointed lego to put in the ear muffies? They can easily assemble a pair within minutes! You have to reason a lot of these things out for kids.....and Home Alone was a major event in our house! The bottom line is, if you don't have time to watch TV with kids then they should not be watching it without you. I am a firm believer that TV is not a babysitter. I remember watching a talk show where a parent was being interviewed in regard to her child's death. He had hung himself by a piece of rope or clothing from the top of the door or his bunk bed. He and his brother had just seen it on TV. It was funny and they decided to do it. Their mother was in a nearby room folding laundry.

You apparently have a thick shower curtain around your tub and now all you need is a bathroom fan. Spend time with your kids, after all, it's a temporary job. How will they learn to handle all the big stuff?
uuuuuuh, I am sorry if it sounded like I was livid with my child. I actually wrote it while laughing about it. It was an accident, not a scheming planned out attempt to burn me. It's just funny, well afterwards, how kids keep our lives interesting at the least expected moments!!!
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:01 AM   #1402
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An anagram of Fascist?

Went to the Doctor yesterday and she diagnosed " Plantar Fasciitis"

An extraordinary name for something that afflicts a very small part of the body.
Plantar fasciitis - MayoClinic.com

Any Latin scholars out there who know what the words mean?

Be assured ( if anyone has this) the exercises really do help.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:32 AM   #1403
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You might want to consult Superman about heel problems since that was the only part of his body which could be penetrated. I wonder what prompted the author to make his heel vulnerable? Maybe Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis.....my son pulled all the "stuff" (nerves, muscle...etc) from his heel upwards when he was in an athletic stance on the football field a few years ago. It was extremely painful for him. I call them "ice bag" injuries. Ice it...Ice it...Ice it. He had to soak his foot in a tub of water & ice. He said the ice water felt good. That must have been some cruel pain.

I read your MayoClinic but it did not say anything about treatment for these heel afflictions. Did the doctor recommend anything?

Plantar Fasciitis: A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, and other soft structures of the heel.
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my vent- my felines binge. they paw that closet till they get that open, they get crunchies & chomp through that bag like they're starving.
i'm contacting a feline psych specialist.
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You might want to consult Superman about heel problems since that was the only part of his body which could be penetrated. I wonder what prompted the author to make his heel vulnerable? Maybe Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis.....my son pulled all the "stuff" (nerves, muscle...etc) from his heel upwards when he was in an athletic stance on the football field a few years ago. It was extremely painful for him. I call them "ice bag" injuries. Ice it...Ice it...Ice it. He had to soak his foot in a tub of water & ice. He said the ice water felt good. That must have been some cruel pain.

I read your MayoClinic but it did not say anything about treatment for these heel afflictions. Did the doctor recommend anything?

Plantar Fasciitis: A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, and other soft structures of the heel.
Yes SB. She gave me exercises to do and they do seem to help. Getting up in the morning is the most painful bit! especially for someone who actually likes getting up Once I've statred walking around it's not so bad.
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my vent- my felines binge. they paw that closet till they get that open, they get crunchies & chomp through that bag like they're starving.


i'm contacting a feline psych specialist.
Somehow I think I must have a very feline streak in me especially in the evening
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:08 AM   #1407
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Somehow I think I must have a very feline streak in me especially in the evening
there, there, we'll adress your ailment. my feline's doctor also works with people. his ring is 1-800-BINGE.
my felines went yesterday & my golly, they're CURED!
binge-free since yesterday!
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there, there, we'll adress your ailment. my feline's doctor also works with people. his ring is 1-800-BINGE.
my felines went yesterday & my golly, they're CURED!
binge-free since yesterday!

Thing is luvs, I'm not at all sure I want to be cured. No wonder I'm a 'tubby rounder!'
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Thing is luvs, I'm not at all sure I want to be cured. No wonder I'm a 'tubby rounder!'
be as tubby as you want, tubby-rounder, we'll love you as we loved you before.
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be as tubby as you want, tubby-rounder, we'll love you as we loved you before.

Gee....thanks...that makes me feel good
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Gee....thanks...that makes me feel good
well, lovely.
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I haad a great day yesterday, we got out of the city and played with a friend's horses, but thhis morning POW, back into stress. DH has an interview at aother firm in UK on Wedesday, and his firm mentioned last week they were reviewing his file for his application to UK....he has full support and recommendations that the firm say is UNPRECIDENTED, not one reservation from the people with whom he has worked, not one doubt that he should be contracted in UK, but UK still have not made uop their minds. It was discussed on FRiday, and DH reminded one of the partners he has a second round interview with another firm in UK this week and the partner, really keen to keep DH at the firm, chased it up.....the news is they have not decided. I mean, its so weird, he is chosen by more teams than any other person in Italy by senior lawyers. His work has een requested by teams in NY, Brussels, Paris and Germany offices in the same company so why are London dragging their heels? It would even mean, in the short term, a pay CUT to go to London (in real terms the money would be a little more, but in London it will not go anything like the same distance) and the waiting is killing DH. He doesn't want to leave these employers, he loves his job and his firm, and he fits in well, and his work is good and he is liked and respected, so what is the problem????

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:52 AM   #1413
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Chores

There must be a Gremlin hiding in this house. As fast ( or not) as I manage to cross a chore off my list there it is again a few days later needing to be done.
e.g. ironing
baking
gardening
freezer de frosting
patio cleaning
oven shelf cleaning etc etc.

Who says life is dull but we still have time to enjoy it! friends, family and each other.
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
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bought a new 18.7Kg propane gas bottle a few days ago, the thing`s Leaking!

I`ve called the guy back and he`s going to exchange it, it`s actually leaking where the collar goes into the bottle, and it will lite!

the YT is NOT Impressed, esp having this In the Lab!
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make them jerks give you 2!
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
Been there and unfortunately, done that. It does hurt. It also hurts when you realize what you forgot. My sisters and I are VERY close and for this to even happen is very very rare. But, things happen in each of our lives at different times and it does happen. Never intentionally though. I will hope that your situation was not intentional either.
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It is very hard when we are hurt by loved ones close to us. But I promise you, that if you can find it in your heart to forgive them , the anger will lessen and eventually the relationships will heal. Not tomorrow or the next day but they WILL one day, I promise you.Try to release the resentment because you are harming yourself and that would be a shame. It isn't easy, but not many things worth value are easy.
I sincerely hope things work out for you.
Weezer0421 please don't think I'm preaching at you.
My daughter didn't speak to me for 5 years. She sent Christmas and Birthday presents to her Father. She felt she had a justifiable grievance for which she wanted to make me pay. I resolutely did nothing to reciprocate. I did ask her several times to forgive whatever I had done to hurt her. We went to her wedding and she ignored me. I felt suicidal about that. Now, that she has a child of her own and a struggle to cope all is healed between us. She has never said sorry, nor do I expect her to, that's not what love does. If you can bear the hurt and not react, I promise you it will come right.
Belated happy birthday
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OK, there was a box of "stuff" my son had put by the dining room door - to either be taken to Goodwill or he was thinking about selling this "stuff" out in front of the house. Something glass broke in the dining room. I got the 6 x 8 Chinese crewel rug out from under the dining room table - removed the big pieces of glass and decided to have the carpet cleaned. I folded it up and set it on top of this box of "stuff". My husband said if he wasn't going to sell that "stuff" and since it was really stuff that Goodwill probably wouldn't want, he could load the Explorer up and take it to the dumpster at his office.



I didn't even notice the box was missing for a couple days - I got so used to seeing it and didn't pay attention anymore. I know for a FACT I mentioned the rug on top but ultimately it is my fault. The rug got thrown away - the dumpster was emptied when we checked. It did make me kind of nauseous but I realize it's just a rug and far worse things have happened and far worse things will happen than losing a rug - a perfectly good, beautiful rug
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
I am confused. You listed that you are from Illinois? It is tradition that we give on our birthdays here in Illinois. It may be unique to Illinois but it is part of the Illinois culture. Why didn't you and your husband throw a party and invite your families? Those in the workforce take cookies, cake, or a party platter to work for their friends on their birthdays. Children take treats for their class even though they are going to have a party. I think you and your families need to rehash our Illinois customs for celebrating birthdays before things get too far out of hand. It's not too late to have them all over for a potluck. If you want things to change then you are going to have to move to a different state. How far are you from Missouri?
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