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Messages - Rose799

Grab Bag / FYI re: Luise
January 12, 2014, 07:40:16 pm
Luise asked that I relay that she's been contending with something akin to sciatica for the past week.  She saw her Dr. yesterday & was prescribed Prednisolone.  Thankfully, an x-ray showed it to be soft tissue injury; no disc or nerve involvement.  The pain had been intense, but since beginning the Prednisolone, there's been approx. 50% improvement.  She's got 5 more days to go on the Prednisolone.  Hope you feel 110% better by morning, Luise...  ((hugs))
Helpful Resources / Free Mother to Good Home
October 02, 2013, 08:02:57 am
...A Handbook & Survival Guide for Good Parents, Stepparents & Grandparents Who Find Themselves Underappreciated, Under-Loved, and Overwhelmed


If you're looking for answers, this book is an excellent place to find them, I highly recommend it!
Grab Bag / Re: My Inspiration for the Day
September 18, 2012, 10:41:37 pm
Beautiful, thanks Pooh~
Grab Bag / Re: Possible WWU Items
August 07, 2012, 10:24:28 am
Quote from: lancaster lady on August 06, 2012, 01:26:55 pm
''Sending Love .....''

Would always make me think of you and WWU , Luise .

Here's another:

"Simple but not easy..."   

Grab Bag / Re: Possible WWU Items
August 06, 2012, 09:35:40 pm
Wonderful suggestions, I love the idea of you having a store, Luise.  I was looking at jewelry online the other day & one of these caught my eye.  We could inscribe WWU on the back~   :)

Grab Bag / A Mother's Love...
June 15, 2012, 01:25:27 pm
Hopefully this makes the rounds, to give our dc something to ponder.  :)


Thank you, thank you, thank you, one & all!   ;)
Thanks so much ladies!  Dh took the day off so we spent more time with her today.  Being our first gd, we're naturally head over heels over her.  They're keeping dd an extra night at the hospital, so we also got the opportunity to spend the afternoon with gss', ages 2 & 5.  It served a reminder as to why couples have children in their younger years.  We returned home completely exhausted, but without a doubt, we had the time of our lives!   :D
Quote from: luise.volta on April 24, 2012, 08:31:49 am
Pen - My take is that being your own advocate is the strongest position you can take. Your dignity and your integrity are not in the hands of others. Once you get that, there may still be no way to change the present circumstances to fulfill your totally reasonable expectations...but you can get that others have the right to make their own choices and yes, concessions. We give our children training and freedom. What they do with that may break our hearts but if we just gave them training, they would be puppets. Some learn from faulty choices and some rationalize them away. It's their path...we just open the gate and let them go. They can hurt us because we care...but/and we can mitigate that hurt by caring for ourselves. We too were given training and freedom. Some of us question the training and have had to start over to some degree to restore or even establish values  we can stand by, that will stand by us...that's where our freedom lies. We can extend it out to the end of our lives...choosing instead of groveling. Growing instead of giving up. Expanding instead of contracting. Our lives are our business...we aren't puppets, either. Sending love...

You couldn't have said this any better, Luise.  Thank you~
Quote from: Pen on April 24, 2012, 12:06:23 am
I feel for you, Rose. So sorry you're having a rough time. What could be a time of joyous anticipation becomes something different in these circumstances. You are a good mom & GM through it all. As brave as I sound now with my newfound backbone, I know it'll be a whole other thing when/if GC come along.

You'll be amazed how strong a back bone can be when put to enough tests.  I'll be all right once this new gc arrives safe & sound.   :)
GFU, Pen.  I came to that realization last Christmas, after dd lead me to believe she wanted to spend time with us.  They were a no-show till around 5.  We normally eat around 1 so they can rush on over to sil's FOO.  We had riding toys for the gc, but it was too dark for them to play outside.  They're still in the attic, waiting on the day they return.  I hadn't seen the gc in 2 mos. until recently when I helped to throw dd's baby shower.  Now I've been kicked back to the curb.  I'm having a tough time, trying to prepare myself for what's to come when the baby arrives in a couple of weeks.  It gets harder when gc enter the scene.  I'm glad to hear you've found your footing... 
Grab Bag / Re: Good Movies
January 18, 2012, 08:19:19 am
Tom Hanks movies:

Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
Forest Gump
A League of Their Own
Apollo 13
Turner & Hooch
The Money Pit

Daughter in Laws and/or Son in Laws / Re: The Holidays
January 05, 2012, 04:04:41 pm
Yep, you are one lucky girl, KG~  You walk the walk...love it!
Wonderful, thanks AM...
It may be middle-of-the-road, but it sounds perfect to me!  Better still, no one has to cook!   8)