So sorry to hear about Kai and the scabies Bridget. I actually wouldn't believe they wouldn't do the scraping like you asked before.
Some medical professionals really get on my nerves about stuff like that. I know they usually want to not do anything unnecessary but since you have been through this whole scabies thing before, I assume they know you have and would do the test just to put your mind at ease. Ugh....And to think as well that you sent him to school and you didn't want to chance other families getting this too, like a normal person, and they didn't take you seriously. Very upsetting. I hope you held it together more than I would.
On another note. I got kind of peeved at Elle's preschool yesterday. DH picked her up and they gave him a note talking about how we did not pay her tuition and threatening to kick her out of school. I had just got done at the gym so was freaking tired and sore and exhausted and that made me so pissed off I actually got kind of loud and every time I think about it I get upset since I just paid them a pretty penny on Friday, I pay 2-4 weeks in advance for school, so it was a lot of money IMO. I looked at my receipt more closely as there are two pages, one that states the amount I paid then a second page with itty bitty print that shows the weeks paid for, the lady who took my money had put in weeks later in October versus the month of September and instead of double checking our account before giving my clueless DH this letter and threatening him that Elle couldn't come back to school today if we didn't pay by yesterday. I even got upset at poor DH as I feel he should know that I always pay on time. I have let him know this before and he has even had to take money for me before to our old daycare who didn't accept anything except cash or checks. I found out they have an online system at the preschool so I think I will pay it there from now on. I hate it when people harrass me about money, especially people I've already paid.
Since my mom had a daycare for so long, and watching her have to deal with both the state and clients who didn't want to pay on time, I make a point always to pay in advance for childcare and schools since I feel they provide a valuable service for me - extremely valuable. I feel bad since I got so upset about it, especially bad about me getting a bit testy with DH, but now I'm going to leave and go over there and will have to talk about it with them again this afternoon, since the receptionist lady this morning didn't know how to fix it, she is just an intern or something in the morning. So I am getting all riled up again about it.
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I cross my 7s and put a diagonal slash through my zeroes. So we're all Euro trash, then are we?
Kate, I hope the nosebleed didn't scare you too much, especially with the head bonk and all. Jen & L are probably better suited to tell you if the nosebleed had anything to do with hitting his head, but I do know he Josh could have just picked his nose a little too enthusiastically and gotten the nosebleed that way, so I hope it was just that. Bodhi had his first nosebleed when we went up to the mountains last month. It was hot & dry, and we were above 6000ft. He was napping and all of a sudden I heard him sniffling. I went to him and his face and white pillow were covered with blood. It was horrifying. I had a moment of panic where I thought he might have been bludgeoned!
Bridge, please give Kai a big hug for me. He must be so uncomfortable with the rash spreading to his hands now, poor little guy.
Erin, that sounds very annoying, especially if they made it out as though you and your DH were slacking. Ugh. Was it a form letter, or was it a letter written out specifically to you? I would be particularly pissy if someone was addressing me directly using a threatening tone and didn't bother to double-check the records.
Then again, if you know going in for your talk this afternoon that the people you're going to talk to aren't that bright anyway, try not to get too worked about it. For your own blood pressure. I've yelled at some thick-headed people (I'm lookin' at you, Comcast) until blue in the face, and at the end of the day, my words bounced off them like bricks and I was the one who was frustrated.
As an aside, we actually get a discount with Bodhi's school for using autopay out of my checking account, so yay for that option.
So sorry about Kai, I hope the cream helps it clear up soon. I can understand you being upset with the doctor.
Ash, that is so funny they didn't it was you!
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You know, if we had more beheadings in history class, I might actually remember some of that stuff. I think it's way cool they're doing reenactments.
Bridget, I don't know what to tell you. I just hope that Kai finds some relief soon.
Erin, I'd be super pissed too. Thankfully, Mira's school does direct withdrawals, so if they fail to take the money out, it's their own darn fault.
I got my blood work back. Not dying. She thinks I must not have enough protein in my diet. I've been keeping very good track of what I'm eating, and the Saturday before I had my little episode, I had 99 grams of protein! How the heck is that too low for someone that weighs 108 pounds? Mira had her first dental appointment today, and it went much better than I thought it would. She let them brush, floss, do a fluoride treatment, and let the doc count her teeth. She had been complaining that her teeth hurt (I think she had a boil or cut or something on her tongue on the same side, and that's what it must be), but no cavities. Bad news is that she has an overbite or something and her teeth are really crowded, so barring a miracle, we're looking at orthodontics when the time comes. Too bad she didn't get my big mouth.
I cross my 7s and Zs too. But not my 0s. Except for some strange reason at work when I score this one particular test and I want to indicate something didn't happen, I put a zero with a slash. Don't even know why!
Bridget, it's so sorry about your doctor experience. Yuck.
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Also glad you're not dying Suja!
That amount of protein though is pretty high for someone of your weight. I weigh significantly more and I lift heavy weights. I eat a Carb/Prot/Fat ratio of 40/30/30 right now and my goal for protein is 120lbs so 99 is really good for your weight. Don't know what that doc is talking about....
Do you usually eat that amount of protein? I remember you saying you use MFP. I have used them before but like loseit.com better as they have more in depth reports IMO. If you have the MFP set up for their standard setting I think their protein is 25% of your calories automatically. You can always change it if you want to up your protein so it will adjust based on how many calories you consume. Also if you are doing toning exercises it is good to eat 1g per pound of your body weight. Since you are so light you can up it to 108, but really 99 is really good and if that is around your average I don't see why they would think you were deficient in protein.
Maybe if you mentioned that you usually eat a vegetarian diet or something. A lot of my vegetarian and pescatarian friends are always getting people, including doctors concerned over their protein intake. Even though most of them eat more than enough protein. People hear "plant based" diet and freak out for some reason as if people can't get protein without eating a ton of meat.
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Bridget, I was so upset to read that Kai has scabies again. Goshdarnitall! Can there be some underlying factor that is causing him to get them so frequently? There has got to be an explanation. At this point, I'd even start to wonder if it was scabies at all, but rather another rash that looks similar? I wish wish wish they'd listened to you! What's your plan now? How is he doing?
Erin, that whole daycare fiasco would have infuriated me too. How was it when you went back and talked to them face to face?
Work was incredibly busy and on top of that I had some really rude people. The one was so snarky in her response to me that I had to wait 30 minutes before I formulated a response, then I asked my manager to read it over to see if it sounded ok. I wan't to be firm but not rude in the remotest way, and I wasn't happy so I was having a hard time determining if what I said was appropriate or not. My manager said it was perfect. After going back and forth with this user a number of times, she fired off a really long email about what she thought the problem was (totally not related) and then 6 minutes later followed up with another email asking if we could wait till morning as she'd tried something else and wanted to see if that would work. My frustration came in because I'd initially sent her a tutorial showing her step-by-step how to do the process and she didn't even look at it. She wanted to do it HER way and was fuming that it wasn't working. She even wrote "I could understand you wanting to instruct me if this was...." I was like holy cow woman, I have to instruct you because you're not even approaching it the right way! Ugh. People!
Chrissy, that sounds SO frustrating! Hope tomorrow is a better day.
I'm using sulfer oinment on Kai. My mind is boggled. Because really what are the chances of him getting it again and HOW?? And why don't the rest of us have it? The mayo clinic webpage says that a 6% sulfer ointment is prescribed to pregnant women with scabies. It says to apply for 3 days in a row, leaving on for 24hrs, washing it off, reapplying. I've thought long and hard and decided that this is the best decision because that way if it is scabies, we get rid of them but if it isn't, the worst that happens is that Kai will have really dry skin from the ointment. Luckily I have been treating our home as if he has it by changing bedding every day and cleaning, vacuuming all the furniture and floors.
The intern girl at the front desk this morning let the director of the preschool know what I said and she personally looked into it and apologized to me and told me that everything was taken care of so I didn't have to say anything other than I accepted their apology. So I got all worked up for nothing. I was hoping the director would get involved, she is a nice lady and not a dimwit like the interns they have up at the front desk.
I don't envy you in your job dealing with idiots about technology Chrissy. I so could not do that. I actually used to work for a company that provided customer service for Comcast (sorry Myles!!) when I was in college and they wanted me to do HSI tech support but I declined even though they would have given me a $3 an hour raise. I was a temp in that department and it got on my nerves all the attitudes and idiots who didn't know what a "start" button was or how to turn off their computers lol. Sorry if I offend the technologically challenged, but that is just how I felt. So I stayed doing cable customer service, which was more interesting in regards to the people calling, especially Saturday mornings when people would call in for their Saturday morning porno flick lol!
My boss is like the snotty lady you dealt with. Our IT department always tells me, when she has me call them because she for some reason can never troubleshoot her own computer - she's "too busy", that she has "User Issues" LOL. Meaning she doesn't know how to use the computer. Today she wanted me to do give her access to RDS on her desktop computer, even though we only use RDS to log on remotely to our computer systems when we are not in the office. She kept telling me that she needed RDS to get into one of the programs she already has access to on her desktop, then proceeded to get snotty with me when I told her that she had RDS already installed on her computer (she thought it wasn't installed for some reason) and that she didn't need it to do what she wanted to do. She makes me want to roll my eyes so much that they roll out of my head.
We use a Cisco client so our people can remote in to the network share and I have had more than one thing they needed it up and running even when they're docked & connected directly to the network through Ethernet. My FAVORITES are the ones that think they have to log in to the intranet to access Google! Their home page is set to AA&D's page for employees and they can't change it. It's not public, of course, so we have to log in with our Cornell credentials. Just because that's the first page they see, many think they have to log-in to use the internet. After my first week, I gave up trying to explain and I just sit there and smile behind their back while I wait for them to log in to the intranet page, then open a next tab (which has been fully available to them all along) and enter in a web page. It's a hoot!
I was a little stunned today at work. We had a kid who attends a local preschool and we needed to find out if we could send a teacher there. Our director asked my co-worker for the address of the preschool and she tried looking it up in the phone book and couldn't find it. So after 15 minutes of frustration she asked me how to find it online and I told her to google the address. She looked totally confused so I just did it myself and read her off the address in less than 5 seconds. (To my great amusement, as in the past I was trying to find an address and she had sarcastically held up the phone book at me and said "This is called a phone book. It's how you find things." I also found that one online - LOL). Anyway, after I found the address so easily she asked me how I looked up an address on the internet. I told her to open google - and had to give her step-by-step instructions how to do that, then step-by-step instructions for how to use it once she got there. I was just shocked - my mother is 73 and she knows how to google stuff!
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I know I haven't used once since I met DH and that was in 1999.
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It might have been earlier for me as well...I just didn't want to seem like I was exaggerating! I know I had to look up phone numbers in the yellow pages when we were trying to buy our house and that was in 1998. That the last time I remember doing it, but I could have done it after that. Definitely not after 2000 though. I'm certain of that. I don't know why they still give them out. They turn into parrot toys at my house. Cramer loves shredding them.
Yeah. One of the tests I use for little kids has a calendar, newspaper and calculator as items on the vocabulary section. Lots of the kids I see have never seen any of those things before in their lives. Likewise for the old-school phone on a different test. The funniest was when I was trying to get a little girl to say "vacuum" and her mom rolled her eyes at me and said, "we have a Roomba." LOL! They are going to have to update those tests and quickly!
ETA: And yeah, phone books are a pet peeve of mine. Don't want it and I feel like they are just litter dropped on my doorstep that I am forced to dispose of. What a waste of paper.
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Too funny! That reminds me of one of a story one of my single friends told me a few weeks ago. She met a guy who was a friend of a friend and they hit it off. A week later she was at Target with her 18 year old nephew when she ran into the guy. She was really flustered and got all nervous when he asked if he could give her his number so she started digging in her purse and then said, "Shoot, I don't have a pen!" She said the guy got all weird and was like alright then see you later.
When he walked away she said to her nephew, "darnit I really like him!" and her nephew was like wait, really? I thought that was you trying to get rid of him! Paper and pen?? Are you serious?? Do you not know about those new inventions called cell phones?? LOL
Even funnier was that she sent her nephew with her phone to track the guy down and get his number because she felt so stupid.
Oh I had tears in my eyes laughing at that story.
While I'm on the train of thought, I have to say again how glad I am that we waited a year. He's so enthusiastic about school and he asks questions during conversations that you know stem from something he learned about at school. I'm fully convinced that making a young child go at 4, or even an immature 5, isn't a great idea at all. Age shouldn't matter as much as the individual child's maturity level. In a perfect world. We all know there are parents that would lie either way to push their own agenda on their child.
I'm glad things worked out so well for Conner. I know what a hard decision it was for you but sounds like it was definitely the right one.
And that is a great How We Met story!
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I agree...waiting can be a great thing for K. I know my parents did for me and I did pre-K at age 5 instead. Always thought it was an asset.
Um, I confess that I still use phone books. I like the ads in the yellow pages and well I'm still in an area where a lot don't have websites. I still google though too. But I get asked for a phone book at least once a week at work.....we have a lot of patients and visitors who cannot use computers.
And yes Chrissy, you could use Dewey to find a book. Lots of people still want physical books and we have to have a way to organize them on the shelf and find them....either by using the OPAC to get the call number or browsing the section on the shelf. I forgot what the sections were though....haven't worked with Dewey in about 10 years. We use Library of Congress at work instead. R's are the medicine section. We also have a fairly large management section and those are H's.
I also would take a phone number with pen and paper....my cell phone is bare bones and I can barely call on it. I only entered like 3 numbers into the phone book.
And I still use actual calculators.
I swear I do like technology though and am not some Luddite. LOL I just don't always adapt the newest. For example, I have found that I don't really care for iPads and I was really excited when I first got one through work.
My issues with Comcast are almost too annoying to discuss, but I'm practically over them now, so I'll share. About a month ago, I realized I was finally fed up with getting calls from telemarketers every 20 minutes from 9am to 9pm.We're on the National Do-Not-Call Registry, but that didn't stop these people. So I got in touch with Comcast & paid $20 to change my (internet) telephone #. I asked them whether they ever shared my information. They swore up and down that they would never; they guarded my privacy and it was of utmost importance to them, etc. So the very next day, we start getting calls at our new number from home security companies asking for us BY NAME, wanting to sell us home alarms and stuff. I get back on the horn with Comcast and ask them WTH? You said you wouldn't share our info? They say, of course we didn't. We can't control how telemarketers get a hold of your phone number. Maybe your phone number is recycled from someone who previously had that number. Maybe they're phishing and randomly dialing numbers until they get someone. And they have no response for how they'd then know to ask for us by name. Then they offer to "upgrade" my plan where we pay to have our phone number "unlisted". I ask them what directory am I currently listed in? What agency do they submit my phone number to that it gets listed in a directory that telemarketers access. And they play dumb and say they have no idea. I end up having them change my number again and adding the feature to have it unlisted. At least they agree not to charge me $20 again to change the number a second time. We haven't gotten any calls from the telemarketers they "didn't release my number to" since then. This time I also asked them to try to give me a new (not recycled number) if one was available. The person on the line said "Sure, let me offer you these 5 unrecycled numbers..." and one of the supposedly brand new, unrecycled numbers was my original phone number. The one I'd paid to change! So I pointed that out to them, and they say, oh sorry, sorry. Here, pick one of these. No one's ever had them before. So we picked one. And guess what? We get a call about every 3 days asking for someone named Friedman.
We'll soon be moving to Magic Jack after we get the chance to test it. I am on calls for much of the day, so I need a tested, reliable phone connection before we make the switch. My coworker who uses Google talk gets dropped or garbled constantly, so I just want to make sure Magic Jack doesn't do that for us. So that's my beef with Comcast. I'm pretty sure I'd have nothing against your DH, Kate, or you, Erin, for working for them.
The FB debate I joined today was more time-consuming than I wanted it to be, but it turned out to be pretty fun. I unfortunately didn't walk away leaving it unfinished like I'd said I would. Instead, I entered into a back-and-forth with this woman who kept evading direct responses to the points I raised, and instead started posting paragraphs and links to other people's writings to articulate her point for her that weren't purely on topic. Some of us kept responding logically, trying to reel her back on point, get her to examine some of the things she'd said. She got more and more angry and defensive. At one point, she claimed a couple of us missed her point, but the point she claimed we missed was in a post that mysteriously disappeared from the thread. I asked her if she'd deleted it. She denied it. I pointed out that she admitted to using the word "consistency" in her most recent rebuttal, and yet nowhere above it did she use it because the post was gone. Where did that post go? She then attempted some feeble explanation that she never deliberately deleted it; it might have accidentally gotten deleted. How very convenient to say people missed a point in a post that one can no longer refer back to, right? ;) She said she was going to bow out of the conversation because she felt it was "too exhausting". Then she proceeded to (deliberately?) delete every single one of her comments in the thread, like all 12 of them. Very weird. I have to say, I enjoyed that, but now I feel guilty for spending too much time when I could have been playing with Bodhi. That just confirmed for me that I have to care about the people I choose to openly disagree with. It may be entertaining, but because I have a hard time letting other people be wrong ;), it costs me too much time away from more important things.
Jennifer, I meant I didn't think I remembered how the Dewey Decimal System worked. Since middle school and (as well as our public library) it's all been on a computer. You just search by author, title or subject and it magically tells you where to find it. Probably based on the same system, but zero thought for the person looking for the book.
Myles, that's extremely frustrating about the phone number. I don't think it's possible to get a fresh, brand new number though. I'd imagine they've all been used. Around me, 2 area codes had to be created in my lifetime because there were more customers for #'s than they had available to offer.
What I hate about the Do Not Call list is there's a maximum number of phones you can list on it and since we've changed our number a zillions times, we've hit it. I cannot find any way of removing our old ones off there.
Myles, is Vonage an option for you? We've had zero problems with it, and free international long distance is a huge perk too.