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Old 12-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #151
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Good morning Dana. Wallow for about an hour and then snap out of it. I of course wallowed for about 8 months. There is always another option out there. Your Christmas lists sound good to me. I was going to get everyone passports this year but then Andrew wanted a computer and Austin wanted an I phone and the girls wanted those keurig coffee makers and Alex wants an X-box so there went my plan. Everything is bought but the x-box. I asked Sandi everyday we were at her house and she kept saying he couldn't have one and on the last night around midnight it's ok? So now I will buy online and have it shipped to him. I have no idea about Mike. Tim gets a gc to Dillards. He is a clothes horse. He takes up 3 closets in their house and Sandi has one. I bet he has 25 pair of dress shoes.

I bet you could rent a wheelchair cheaply and make a mall trip. I know when Sheri needed one it was only $45 a month. Heck I took her to Chicago for 3 days so Austin could play in a video game tournement. I wheeled her all over the aqauarium and downtown Chicago. We had a blast.
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Sorry you are feeling blah Dana. I think your list looks just fine. As the kids get older the price of the things they need/want goes up. I know games are usually $30-$50 each. You might put some gift cards to their favorite fast food place in their stockings or a card to buy music online. Mine are getting i-tunes gift cards in their stockings-all three of my kids.

I keep re-thinking my list. I just called my brother and asked him if he wanted my other Zhu Zhu pet stuff. I"ve now decided they both don't need separate playhouses with accessories, they can share the one town. I might change my mind 30 seconds from now but for now that's my decision. I don't want to go overboard because I don't want them thinking they are entitled. It's such a fine line you know?
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I hope you don't think I was being mean to you. You have every right to wallow as long as you want. But you missy, know it doesn't make you feel better. Just makes you feel down. Love you bunches and pray it works well for you.

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Lord have mercy! I have missed quite a bit since we left to go out of town. I am so very very sorry to hear about your leg injury. I sure hope that you will just have to wear the ugly cumbersome brace because that's much better than having surgery.

Your Christmas list looks good to me. I ALWAYS...repeat....ALWAYS get my kids waaaaay too much for Christmas. I just keep thinking "one more thing".
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Good morning Dana. Wallow for about an hour and then snap out of it. I of course wallowed for about 8 months. There is always another option out there. Your Christmas lists sound good to me. I was going to get everyone passports this year but then Andrew wanted a computer and Austin wanted an I phone and the girls wanted those keurig coffee makers and Alex wants an X-box so there went my plan. Everything is bought but the x-box. I asked Sandi everyday we were at her house and she kept saying he couldn't have one and on the last night around midnight it's ok? So now I will buy online and have it shipped to him. I have no idea about Mike. Tim gets a gc to Dillards. He is a clothes horse. He takes up 3 closets in their house and Sandi has one. I bet he has 25 pair of dress shoes.

I bet you could rent a wheelchair cheaply and make a mall trip. I know when Sheri needed one it was only $45 a month. Heck I took her to Chicago for 3 days so Austin could play in a video game tournement. I wheeled her all over the aqauarium and downtown Chicago. We had a blast.
Hey Ginny. I hate feeling this way. I guess it is knowing I am gonna be bummed up at Christmas. It'll get better. I always second guess myself on my Christmas list. Dale wants a mini Alabama football helmet. I will have to get Amanda to pick one up next time she goes to the mall. I already have the Disney rolling cooler for him and he needs a new pair of Reebok's. He is hard to buy shoes for because he wears a size 13 wide .

My Mom has a wheelchair and I might just borrow hers. It is easy to go to Walmart and Sam's club because they have the ECVs. You should have seen me last Saturday trying to navigate that thing around . They need to put a horn on it for people like me who have no idea what they are doing .



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Sorry you are feeling blah Dana. I think your list looks just fine. As the kids get older the price of the things they need/want goes up. I know games are usually $30-$50 each. You might put some gift cards to their favorite fast food place in their stockings or a card to buy music online. Mine are getting i-tunes gift cards in their stockings-all three of my kids.

I keep re-thinking my list. I just called my brother and asked him if he wanted my other Zhu Zhu pet stuff. I"ve now decided they both don't need separate playhouses with accessories, they can share the one town. I might change my mind 30 seconds from now but for now that's my decision. I don't want to go overboard because I don't want them thinking they are entitled. It's such a fine line you know?



Thanks Leanne. I know the blahs will pass soon. I just have to get use to getting around. You are right about the games. The 3 I got for Dallas was about $100, it would have been more, but the Custom Robo game came out a few years ago for the Game Cube and they only had used copies.


Good idea about the food cards . I still have to get Amanda's boyfriend something, last year we got him a food card to Subway. The boy loves Subway. I was thinking maybe Chili's or Applebee's this year so he and Amanda can go out to dinner one night. I think I will get a couple of i-tune cards for Amanda and Tyler too. Amanda has an I-pod we got her a couple of years ago and since we are giving Tyler one this year he will need to add some songs. Great ideas Leanne, thanks.

I know what you mean about kids feeling entitled. I have ruined Dallas and I know it . Growing up I didn't have a lot of what I wanted, I had everything I needed though. When Amanda and Tyler were little I was in college and money was tight then too. Dallas has pretty much anything he wants. Sad I know.




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I hope you don't think I was being mean to you. You have every right to wallow as long as you want. But you missy, know it doesn't make you feel better. Just makes you feel down. Love you bunches and pray it works well for you.

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I didn't think you were being mean. You don't have a mean bone in your body. I know it doesn't do any good. I remember a commercial from several years back about worry. It was something about a rocking chair and worry are alike, they both give you something to do, but neither will get you anywhere. It goes something like that.....lol.

I'm glad I have friends who are honest. Sometimes it takes someone else to make you realize things aren't as bad as they may seem .


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Hi! Dana
same weather here...but, like I said on my thread...typical December weather...I would love snow but only after Danny gets back on this side of the lake...last year he almost did not make it (he said he was going to take a dump truck home w/a load of sand if his pickup would not make it )
CRAZY!! thank goodness he made it --he had brought home a welding machine to use a house generator...

I think your list for the older kids look great and I really liked Leanne's idea about the GC's; I do that for Gwendolyn & Dayne every year along w/GC's to the local theatres. Dallas' list is great too! GC's for his favorite places would be fun (does he have a wallet, yet?!?) my sister's youngest (right around his age) gets a new wallet every year filled with $10 GC's she thinks it just the best thing in the world...

I get so bad about picking up odds and ends for stocking stuffers that they end up with new toothbrushes (I know that's bad), gum, candy, bubble bath (but, Gwendolyn is selling Avon this year--so, I guess she will be doing the lotions and bubble baths this year )

maybe try watching the family channel or hallmark channel "Christmas movies" might help your spirits...

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Thank you for being kind to me and my comment. I know when I was so down I did need someone to tell me to snap out of it. After I got mad, I got better. It was the push I needed.

OK, here is the vision I had when you said you would borrow your mom's ECV. You are so ready to take on the WORLD



You and all those others at the world saying 'beep beep'. I'll send out the warnings.
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Oh man, six weeks that is pain in the booty. At least it is not right before your trip. I hope BCBS approves the MRI-like Leanne said we have also had good luck with them.
Lists look good. I love me some Subway! As for spoioling them "it's not what you give them, it's how you raise them" I am sure he appreciates all he has. Hang in there.
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Lord have mercy! I have missed quite a bit since we left to go out of town. I am so very very sorry to hear about your leg injury. I sure hope that you will just have to wear the ugly cumbersome brace because that's much better than having surgery.

Your Christmas list looks good to me. I ALWAYS...repeat....ALWAYS get my kids waaaaay too much for Christmas. I just keep thinking "one more thing".

Thank you Lisa. Don't ever let anyone tell you housework isn't dangerous My doctor seemed positive about me not needing surgery, but he said he couldn't totally rule it out until I have the MRI. I'm praying I won't have to have it. I don't worry about the surgery itself, I worry about the anesthesia. I know you have heard of people appearing to be asleep, but they are really awake . That scares me. Dale's younger brother Danny is a nurse and he actually took care of a patient that happened to. He said she was able to tell them what they talked about during the surgery and she felt EVERYTHING .

I'm glad my list looks good. I have got to get all the paper work together to get my Aflac started and I don't know how long that will take. And I have just about tapped out my Christmas funds.........


I thought I would throw some purple and gold in here for you, Connie and Brandi .



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same weather here...but, like I said on my thread...typical December weather...I would love snow but only after Danny gets back on this side of the lake...last year he almost did not make it (he said he was going to take a dump truck home w/a load of sand if his pickup would not make it )
CRAZY!! thank goodness he made it --he had brought home a welding machine to use a house generator...

I think your list for the older kids look great and I really liked Leanne's idea about the GC's; I do that for Gwendolyn & Dayne every year along w/GC's to the local theatres. Dallas' list is great too! GC's for his favorite places would be fun (does he have a wallet, yet?!?) my sister's youngest (right around his age) gets a new wallet every year filled with $10 GC's she thinks it just the best thing in the world...

I get so bad about picking up odds and ends for stocking stuffers that they end up with new toothbrushes (I know that's bad), gum, candy, bubble bath (but, Gwendolyn is selling Avon this year--so, I guess she will be doing the lotions and bubble baths this year )

maybe try watching the family channel or hallmark channel "Christmas movies" might help your spirits...

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The weather was nasty all day long. I think it is still raining. I say I wish it would snow, but I'm like you I would want Dale and Amanda to be home. It has actually warmed up some since this morning.

I think I will start picking up a couple of gift cards for each of them for the next few weeks. Dallas does have a wallet, but he always makes me carry his money, he is scared he will lose it. When Amanda asked me what I wanted for Christmas I honestly couldn't think of anything, so I told her to get me a Disney gift card. I like that I can use it at the parks for anything and can reload it any time. I usually put the same things in their stockings as you do........lol.

I know my mood will improve in a day or two. I did DVR a couple of Christmas programs that I will watch tomorrow.





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Thank you for being kind to me and my comment. I know when I was so down I did need someone to tell me to snap out of it. After I got mad, I got better. It was the push I needed.

OK, here is the vision I had when you said you would borrow your mom's ECV. You are so ready to take on the WORLD



You and all those others at the world saying 'beep beep'. I'll send out the warnings.
You are so right about needing someone to tell you to snap out of it. It does help put things back in the right light. I shouldn't be complaining at all, I could have messed myself up even worse. I called Aflac today and I am trying to strengthen my leg so I can jump through all the hoops with this brace on . It isn't quite as simple as the duck makes it sound.

About the ECVs, if you ride on one from Sam's or Walmart those babies will turn on a dime. No backing up and moving forward to get out of a tight aisle, you just spin the handle bars around and you will turn on the spot . Oh and they do have the beep, beep, beep sound when you back up.




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Oh man, six weeks that is pain in the booty. At least it is not right before your trip. I hope BCBS approves the MRI-like Leanne said we have also had good luck with them.
Lists look good. I love me some Subway! As for spoioling them "it's not what you give them, it's how you raise them" I am sure he appreciates all he has. Hang in there.


Hey Mary. Six weeks IS a long time. I just hope 6 weeks is all it takes. I didn't hear from the doctor's office yesterday so I am going to call them today and see if they have contacted BCBS. I don't what them to just let it slid and then find out I need surgery. If I need it I want to get it over with so I can recuperate and get back to work.

I think we are done with the shopping for the kids. I may pick up a couple more Bakugan for Dallas. They aren't bad on prices, they range from around $5 to $40. I do have pretty good kids if I say so myself. Dallas has a heart as big as all outdoors, as does Tyler, but he tries not to let it show. Amanda is very practical, she is my level headed child. I don't know where she got that from.....





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Dana, I think you are just the best ever. You are so kind and considerate and caring. That is what is going to be harder than being home is not being able to take care of those babies. We must find you a project that you can do from home (besides farmville) that will take up some time for you and make you feel productive.

Hope your day is a grand one. I'm busy again at work today. Glad the week is 1/2 over.

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Dana, I think you are just the best ever. You are so kind and considerate and caring. That is what is going to be harder than being home is not being able to take care of those babies. We must find you a project that you can do from home (besides farmville) that will take up some time for you and make you feel productive.

Hope your day is a grand one. I'm busy again at work today. Glad the week is 1/2 over.

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You are just trying to make me feel better . It worked too . It is a really pretty day today so I'm not so down. I do need something besides farmville. I use to cross stitch, knit and crochet, but I haven't done any of that in a long time.

Yay for the week being half over. I hope the rest of your day is grand!!!

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Being THE procrastinator of procrastinators I could send you this really pretty crocheted quilt I started in 1990 to finish for me. It's a real cool stitch that looks like knitting. I am the worst of finishing projects. Now it's because I don't have time or too busy on Farmville or Dis. Or this week, actually working. Not liking that one bit. There is always so much to do before the end of the year and I have to have it all done by 12/22. I am glad your weather is being nice. It is cold, windy and chance for snow. Snowing now I would much prefer 70's and sunshine.

Hope your day continues to do well.
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Being THE procrastinator of procrastinators I could send you this really pretty crocheted quilt I started in 1990 to finish for me. It's a real cool stitch that looks like knitting. I am the worst of finishing projects. Now it's because I don't have time or too busy on Farmville or Dis. Or this week, actually working. Not liking that one bit. There is always so much to do before the end of the year and I have to have it all done by 12/22. I am glad your weather is being nice. It is cold, windy and chance for snow. Snowing now I would much prefer 70's and sunshine.

Hope your day continues to do well.


I too am a procrastinator. I have a quilt I started cross stitching for Dallas before he was born that I never finished . Amanda and I have several things to do today. My stuff is in for my bathroom so I need to pick that up and I have to go get a copy of my medical records and bill for last week to send to Aflac and get a copy of the bill from Monday from the ortho's office. I tell ya what the duck really makes you work for the money. I need to go to HR and get a leave of absence form too. My leg is humming just thinking about all that moving around....... I still haven't heard from the doctor's office about my MRI. I called and left a message on voice mail for the BCBS person at the doctor's office to call me back, she didn't .

I guess I need to go to bed. It is a pain in the butt trying to sleep in this torture device. Have a great day at work and think "only 1 day till the weekend".
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Well, little missy you were up way late last night for sure. And you have a very busy day. That is a lot of being out at one time. Take it easy.

I've never missed work long enough to claim disability. Not that I wouldn't like to. If I don't have an illness or injury. I want to be able to come and go as I please. I guess that is why they make retirement.

Speaking of, Don turned in his vacay days for next year and the last day he has to work is the Friday after Thanksgiving. He will collect his first pension check on Dec first and the Dec vacay check, Social Security and pension Jan 1 and 6 weeks vacay Jan 1

Creep. I still have to do another year. Maybe I could get my crocheting done. I'll send you mine and you send me Dallas'
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