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Post by AnneRene' » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:43 am

JesusPuppy wrote:Well Shann, with such problems causing fears, I can see you dilemma. I pray it could work out that you can go. I am sure it would be a better blessing if mom could make it to her meet and watch her win. Perhaps Chris could go and text you the results, then you could set up a little party after. Win or Lose.

I have this weeks Challenge done, still waiting on me friendly reader. :wink:

Still not sure though if I should continue to add it to the WC. No doubt the animosity part is blown and would count against it. But then too, I know it wouldn't win, just the idea of getting it done and on topic for the Challenge is my main "Challenge" this quarter.

What do you all think, should I keep adding it to the Challenge or just place it in the Regular Submissions???
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Post by JesusPuppy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:53 am

One for Waste Can... got it.

Ok anyone else. :mrgreen:
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Post by AnneRene' » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:14 am

Well, I'm a day late but CONGRATULATIONS anyway guys! Four of us this week, WOO HOO! :party You munchkins did us Rest-Stoppers Proud!

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Post by JesusPuppy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:51 pm

Yeah... and I just make us look strange. I do my job soooo well. :mrgreen:
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Post by AnneRene' » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:34 pm

:roll: umm...................well...................when you're right your right! :heehee

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Post by JesusPuppy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:26 pm

I have always been told to stick with what I am good at, and being looking strange is the top of my accomplishments. :mrgreen:
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Post by Shann » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:31 pm

I say go for the challenge Pup. Dub did a series once and it was great unless you get a note telling you not to do it then I think everyone is enjoying it.

As for Holly saying you can just tell if someone is a Christian I really disagree on that especially in a college setting where you're trying to fit in. It doesn't hurt to ask he may be relieved that she asked. If he says no then move on as far as boyfriend material but you could still be friends and invite him to church. You don't want someone who goes justbecause he wants to get in your pants and there are guys who will do that so be careful. But I have a friend who invited the biggest partied in school to go to church he was saved and after they got married they moved all over the country starting churches. I do believe he is now a pastor. I'm not saying try to change someone cuz that doesn't work but keep your eyes open and pray.

Okay I'm going to try to doze some before I hobble off to the meet. But I wanted to clear something up. I have gotten wonderful reviews from most people on my challenge pieces. I know I shouldn't care if I win or not but now that there are professional judges I was hoping. I think I got close to 25 boxes that were wonderful and positive. I even had a handful that told me this should be a winner or this is my favorite. That got my hopes up and then to not even get in the top half it was discouraging.

Oh well sorry I'm a whiny pain today. I'll get over myself soon
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Post by JesusPuppy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:38 pm

Oh well sorry I'm a whiny pain today. I'll get over myself soon
I sure hope not, then I would be the only one that whines about NOT winning. :wink:
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Post by Sparrow » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:56 pm

Haha, Holly, well, I was right, I did have more energy yesterday than today. ;) I'm doing okay today, though. And really, I'm not doing hardly anything at all. One class twice a week and interpreting twice a month are my only regular activities. It's seeming to be a good balance for me. I will always have some bad days, but when I'm too busy then almost every day is a bad day (physically), so things are going pretty well right now. :)

I think I will call about the job today. I didn't have an interview or anything because it was a job through a freelance agency and the agency did the screening and interviewing so the other companies don't have to.

Shann, keep us posted about the swim meet. (((hugs))) Have you thought about submitting your stories to a magazine? I'm interested to see how the professional judging changes things over time, but sometimes I think the challenge isn't nessissarily the best place for people to shine. Not everyone will do well in the same places.

Holly, thanks for thinking of my toe. :) It's not uch sore, even wearing shoes, just a little uncomfortable. It seems to be slowly healing.

Pup, I think doing a continuing story is fine as long as each one is enough stand-alone that if one of them did win it wouldn't be confusing for the readers.
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Post by Ms. Barbie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:31 pm

Well, I thought everything was ok with the family member I previously spoke of. I was wrong.

I recieved a call from my supervisor today, and he stated he received a letter from this person. (I worked from home so did not go into office to see this letter) My supervisor is the Executive Director of the company.

Apparantly, this parent is upset over many things she says is occuring in the house her daughter resides and is now threatening to take her out. (Wish she would remove herself instead ) :nono2
Anyway, my supervisor is calling a mandatory meeting with all the staff of the house next Wednesday, along with this parent to discuss the problems.

I just don't understand. I did absolutely nothing to offend her or go against her so WHY IS SHE DOING THIS??? It really upset me at first till I realized she is lashing out at all of us. My supervisor did tell me he thinks that the problems are all her, but for now, I am not to have any interaction with her, or shop for her daughter. I want to say something that is not very Christ-like
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Post by Sparrow » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:51 pm

Oh Barb, that's so frustrating. I'm glad it's not just you, but still annoying. I'll pray for the meeting.


I just passed 10K on my book! :mrgreen: (See the new widget I have in my signature so ya'll can follow the word count with me?) Didn't really do anything else today, but that's something, anyway. Now I'm overdo on translating lyrics for Sunday and practicing them with the music, but I'll do a little of that right now before heading off for a Deaf social event.
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Post by Shann » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:52 pm

Shhh Barb my heart is hurting that your heart is hurting. Try to keep your chin up. You never know what personal things the parent is going through and anger is a much easier emotion than fear or guilt. Take it a day at a time but I know it hurts.

Once in OB I had a patient that was complaining of unusual pain I checked her there was nothing I called the doctor over and over and he said she was making it up. I gave her meds called the doc got more meds rubbed her back had her soak and had the other nurses check. I was worried when my shift was over and the next nurse on was known for being chatty with patients but not particularly good at her job. I told her how worried I was. Sure enough she went to check her and she had a huge hematoma and needed surgery immediately. I did everything right it was just the timing. Well layer she came in to have her next baby and said she didn't want me near her cuz I was mean and incompetent. The thing is the hero nurse never would have found out if it weren't for me. And everyone knew that but the patient it broke my heart. It was the only complaint I ever received in my nursing career.

So I understand that this might be hurting you. I'm so sorry.

I went to Lyd's meet. She did great. Dansville is Section V champs!!! She got 7 th and 9 th place and her lifetime best times. My knee hurts I hobbled without wheelchair and will pay for it for a few days but it's worth it. And swimming is over and she isn't doing indoor track so life will be easier. Maybe!! You never can tell with teens!
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Post by Sparrow » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:05 pm

We must have been typing at the same time, Shann. :D Yay, so glad you got to go to the meet! I'll be praying for you as you recover, though. I know that kind of thing takes a toll. Have you gotten the insurance refferal for the specialist to look at the knee yet?
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Post by Ms. Barbie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:21 pm

Shann, so glad you were able to go to the meet. I'm sure it meant a lot to Lydia. You hurt anyway, so at least the pain will have been worth it this time! I am proud of you for making the effort and attending!

Thanks for the response to my rant. Even tho I am quite a bit older than you, you sounded like a nurturing mommy with your "shhh" sound. That meant so much to me! I can't explain why.

How sad for you for that experience with that patient, I would have been devastated too. I make my share of mistakes, but know that I am a good worker and learn from them, Yet, when something shows up that is untrue it hurts.


Then shortly after I received the phone calls, my two cats got into an bad tussle. Emma is 12 years old, petite, losing vision and hearing. Dusty is 10 years old and a bully. Emma has always been mean to Dusty- I think she must have known he would get bigger than she is, so tried to control him from a young age. He would always run from her because she screams at him and even claws at him if he is near her. Well, today I was working in my home office when I head Emma growling. She had gone into my bedroom, and Dusty was at the door and would not budge. He never said a word. I tried to redirect him but he would not budge, and I went back to work. Moments later, Emma is screaming and they are in a fight. I used an tall empty CD tower as an armor because Dusty would attack me. They would not break apart and they tumbled down the stairs. I ran down, yelling at them the entire time. They managed to break it up-Dusty under the table and Emma on back of couch. Using the CD tower as a shield, I encouraged Dusty to go to his room (my room) and I closed the door. Both are very shook up. Not sure who started the fight-probably Dusty, but it seems like his thick fur is all over the floor. Both had broken nail casings on their faces Neither one seemed injured, and after a few hours, were calmed down. I spent individual time with them when I finished my work.
Both are rather cautious tonight.

My cell phone is still misbehavin', but the new one is on its way

Oh, one more whine- my niece has called several times today whinning about her stuff

I know this is all such piddly stuff, but since I have no one to talk to, tag-you're it!
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Post by Shann » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 pm

If it's important to you Barb it's important to us!

My cats just got in a bad fight too! Hmm I wonder if they can sense our pain.

As for the insurance Amy--- AUGH!!!

Just got a notice today that they are denying all of my claims because I have Medicare because I'm disabled. For 23 years nowise never had part B but when Chris got laid off and we had to buy Cobra they made Medicare my primary. That can be done only if you have Cobra if you or your spouse has insurance through employer which we have since Feb then Medicare is secondary. Blue Cross is now denting e writhing and telling me I have to pay for part B which is a few hundred a month even though we are paying BC/BS $1500 out of pocket each month for insurance. This us so ridiculous and wrong. I hate this company they are such a powerhouse in this area and they make life so difficult. So now I have to fight with them. I've got some numbers of advocates that might help but it's so frustrating so no specialists for a while!!
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