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  • March 28, 2024 at 2:27 pm #1128645

    @Copa – I was catching up on the thread and reading your posts and thinking to myself that I hope there’s a happy ending (a job offer) before I get to the end of the thread. I feel like it ended on a cliff hanger lol :). In all seriousness, I hope you find whatever you are looking for job wise!

    My partner has been with his current company 20 years. There’s another company trying to get him to come work with them and he said he would talk/do an official interview. Then they asked for a resume-y’all he has never done a resume. He is a new construction plumber and has licenses in several states with a masters in one state. In the construction world, he’s never been asked for one. He called me up this morning in a panic since he doesn’t really know how to do one. So, that’s what we will be doing tonight I suppose. But he is excited for a new opportunity!

    Also, Alaska cruise is only 47 days away!!!!

    January 18, 2024 at 3:00 pm #1127746

    @DW Sorry to hear that Drew isn’t healing as expected. I was hoping he was after all the trauma that happened to y’all. I hope the surgeon has answers for you today!

    I will report back about the Alaska cruise but from everyone who has ever taken one that I’ve talked has said how amazing and beautiful it was! Can’t wait!

    An Antarctica cruise also sounds amazing! I can’t wait to hear how that goes 🙂 And I didn’t know there was a cruise that went to the German Christmas markets…I’m going to have to look that one up. That also sounds amazing.

    I think after this trip and one more we are planning for Halloween this year (going to Universal) that’s going to be for trips for awhile except for weekend trips, I think. Since our dog is now 12 and diabetic I only really trust our daughter to watch her and since she’s a nurse at a hospital (meaning 12 hour shifts) so she has to take time off to watch her. And I feel guilty having her use PTO for our vacation days.

    January 16, 2024 at 3:15 pm #1127692

    Happy belated birthday @Ktfran! I hope you and everyone else sick is feeling better. My boss also tested positive for Covid recently but thankfully I didn’t get it (and no one else in the department either). I am finally over my cold for the most part. It took forever.

    I just booked us a 7-night Alaskan cruise. We are going in May! My MIL and BIL are also going. I didn’t think I would ever go on a cruise (I don’t think they seem all that appealing) but I’m actually excited about this one. Everyone who’s been on this one says it is really fun and beautiful.

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    January 10, 2024 at 2:58 pm #1127563

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone who was feeling sick is feeling better. I am still getting over a really bad cold. I still haven’t had Covid, thankfully. I like the “in” and “out” for the year idea and yours are really good @Copa! I think some of mine are similar to yours..I’m adding dropping the amount of sugar I eat and getting a coffee/latte everyday on the out for 2024. Prices for coffee have really soared and I can’t justify that anymore. Also trying to eat-in more as restaurants are also getting expensive. I’m trying to also add more stretching – mainly mobility stretching which I think will be very important as I age.

    December 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm #1127013

    I’m a little late to the perimenopause convo but thought I’d chime in. I talked to my doctor months ago and she put me on a cream of testosterone and progesterone with no estrogen. The pharmacist thought that was odd but my estrogen reading came back really high…well it helped a little but I’m still not where I want to be (still symptomatic on all the things). I asked my pharmacist about changing the dose and adding estrogen and he said talk to the doctor who said talk to the pharmacist. I’m so frustrated. I don’t think the pharmacist can change anything without a doctor rx so I’ll go back to the doctor again…problem is trying to get in takes months on it’s own. Thanks for letting me vent 🙂

    On a happier note we got a kitten! She’s four months old now and a hoot. My 12 yo dog loves her and they play a lot. Love having a new tiny thing but also forgot how energetic babies are…and then training. It’s a lot but totally worth it!

    September 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm #1125386

    in 2019 I had an ablation…I was mid 40’s and just so tired of bleeding so heavy every month and wasn’t planning on more kids. It didn’t work. Then my gyno said he could put me on progesterone pills and they were like magic. My period was so much lighter, I almost just didn’t have one. Then my perimenopause symptoms started to get worse. Worse night sweats, mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, and a plethora of others so I finally asked about HRT.

    I’m on a combo progesterone and testosterone HRT. It does ok. I think I need adjustments and some estrogen added in though when my hormones were tested my estrogen was really high so IDK. That doctor retired and I’m struggling to find one as good as he was. He didn’t jump on the bc pill bandwagon that so many others do. I would have refused anyway but still. It’s so hard to find a good gyno now that I’m done having babies. That seems to be all they focus on, well that and the birth control pill bandwagon.

    August 30, 2023 at 12:33 pm #1125118

    @Ktfran – I’m jealous of your tomatoes but that was nice your parents brought you some!

    I hope you continue to improve and get better. Sorry you are having to deal with so many health issues.

    I follow you on instagram @DW and your kids are adorable! In a way I wish I would have had my kids when I was older but that is not how it worked out for me. I feel like I know myself better now than when my kids were young but the upside is I still feel young (mostly lol) and the spouse and I can travel off season.

    Looking forward to the corn soup! And more soups for the season! I don’t usually make many soups but I want to make more this season.

    August 29, 2023 at 1:20 pm #1125105

    Oh that recipe looks really good @ktfran! I love tomatoes but really flavorful ones are hard to find in Colorado. Being from Arkansas I do miss really good tomatoes.

    The new site feels new and refreshing! So glad to hear about the uptick in visitors!

    On the age thing..I’m 47 and have two grown children, a 28 yo and 23 yo. My parents did get married because they were pregnant with me – mom had me at 18 so she was a really young grandma! I am not yet a grandma. And I’m am good with that! It is weird though that I have a colleague that is only a year older than me and she has a 6th grader. Such different life roads.

    June 28, 2023 at 2:54 pm #1123495

    @Peggy – I’m so sorry that happened to your sister. I hope the driver had to go to prison – hopefully for the rest of their life. So many drunks are serial offenders.
    The last thing people need in times of trauma/crisis is to be hounded by admin staff about insurance/money. I hate that part of our system and I’m sorry he had to deal with that while worrying about his wife.

    My sister actually was an hospital admin but only lasted a year. She felt so bad about having to ask families for all of that information while going through traumas or crisis.

    June 27, 2023 at 2:46 pm #1123485

    I hope the surgery goes well Anon!

    My dog recently had to have a cyst removed (the vet was unsure about exactly what it was). it was growing really rapidly so had it removed and tested. Thankfully benign. But it was around $1000! I know that’s vet services and not really comparable but it was still expensive!

    My husband had shoulder surgery in February and we are still paying on it. His insurance went to deductible only with a FSA that carries over but since it’s the first year we didn’t have any savings built up. Sigh…I don’t really worry about medical bills as much as I used to. I just pay what I can monthly and that’s that.

    Having Crohn’s disease…I can’t be without a job because I need the health insurance to cover the infusions. And since the insurance I have now has so far paid nearly all of it I’m also afraid to change jobs (I like my job so not looking to change right now). Husband and I were maybe thinking of trying some different life things but needing an expensive medication really puts a damper on taking risks!

    May 31, 2023 at 3:32 pm #1120623

    So sorry about your mom @MJ. 💜

    Hope your results continue to be successful @DW!

    I have a crossbody bag from Thread. The things I like: It’s pretty roomy for being small plus has a front pocket for my phone. I hate digging for my phone and it’s easily accessible this way. What I don’t like is the strap. It cuts into my skin if there is bare skin and I’m wearing it all day (like when traveling). Maybe they have a better strap – I haven’t checked but all-in-all I do like it.

    I recently got some layers put into my long hair as it was getting too heavy to wear in a ponytail. But I still struggle with the ponytail band…two turns is too loose and three turns gives me a headache. Maybe I need new ties? Anyone have any suggestions? I have a sensitive head so am terrified of getting it all tangled lol.

    May 11, 2023 at 10:38 pm #1120313

    Sounds like a fabulous trip @Copa! I’ve never been to London but I have a coworker who travels to London about every three years because her and her spouse love it so much. I know they really enjoy the museums, just about any museum really. If I hear of anything else they’ve enjoyed I’ll pass it along. Are you able to see/do anything in Dublin while there? We (husband and I) loved Ireland though didn’t spend much time in Dublin.

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