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The Worst Thing Today

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu October 9th, 2008, 1:01 am

Finding out that Booksfree charged me 4 more times after the original charge for my account this month. They're back east and aren't open again til 8:30am tomorrow. SIGH! I'm sure it's a mistake and they'll take care of it, but it's annoying all the same!

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu October 9th, 2008, 2:37 am

ohh that is annoying. I had that happen to me a month ago at Yankee candle.


Well, apprently someone isnt going to retire next year so someone (ahem me) is going to have to teach the little snots again. Yay. I'm just overcome with joy.
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Thu October 9th, 2008, 4:06 am

"diamondlil" wrote:My child has just informed me that he MIGHT have left his Nintendo DS at his friends house (when he knows that he is not meant to take it there in the first place). He certainly doesn't know where it is. We have 18 hours of driving coming up this weekend, when we certainly could have used the entertainment provided by this game console! Grrr!

Kids.


You have my sympathies!

My son just pulled a mini tantrum infront of grandparents when I refused him $20 to buy some stupid craze toy that he really needs NOT! I had stern words and sent him away from me. Grandad asked what had happened, and when I told him that he had said I never buy him anything (1 dvd, 2 toys,1 book..need I go on..in the holidays) grandad took him out to the car to do something. Needless to say my son came in with a hug for me and an appology.

It shouldnt have needed grandad to have words. My son doesnt seem to grasp that money does not grow on trees.
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Postby LCW » Thu October 9th, 2008, 6:27 pm

My dog, Lila, is at the vets having surgery to remove her tumor. We know it's malignant but I'm just wondering how the vet will know if it has metastasized?? I just hope she can get it all and that in a few hours I get a very positive phone call! My poor old girl!
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Postby michellemoran » Fri October 10th, 2008, 3:02 am

Wow, what fantastic grandparents your son has, Pat!

And Lila, I hope your dog is okay.
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri October 10th, 2008, 3:51 am

A Chinese site stoled 20 of my images causing my website to have over 800+ requests for those images, so I just spent the better part of an hour changing the names of all the images they stoled and pray that it does push my bandwidth used over the amount I have which would mean I'd have to pay another 10GBP to add more.

The money that booksfree overcharged me has been put back in my account.

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Sheramy
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Postby Sheramy » Sun October 12th, 2008, 10:12 pm

I learned this week I have borderline hypertension. Never would have guessed that except that I have family history and am generally high-strung. Well, and the don't-exercise thing likely has something to do with it, even though clinically my weight is in a healthy range.

I am determined not to have to take drugs at the tender age of 37, so I have started a yoga regimen, flaxseed and garlic supplements, and to eat more healthily. I also must must must practice calmness and tranquillity, even in the face of stress at work.

This can be dealt with, but it was an unpleasant surprise at the check-up nonetheless. Unfortunately, worrying about it only makes it worse. :( If anybody knows other natural ways to bring down blood pressure, please let me know!!
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Postby Julianne Douglas » Sun October 12th, 2008, 11:18 pm

I'm sorry to hear your news, Sheramy. I, too, have high blood pressure and am supposed to be taking atenolol, but I don't. Pretty stupid, considering I have a young child and strokes run in my family, but I'm convinced my blood pressure spikes when I'm at the doctor's and is normal the rest of the time (either my home meter reads low or my bp is usually well within the normal range). I don't have any natural remedies to share, unless ignoring the condition counts as one! Take care of yourself, okay?
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon October 13th, 2008, 9:56 pm

My worst thing for the next month is that one of my schizophrenic elderly cousins was found dead in his home last Thursday. That part is something of a relief, as he had insulted or assaulted all the people who delivered groceries, refused to bathe, and could not get around anymore, even with a cane. The miserable part is that my 93-year-old mother is his trustee, the house is filled to the ceiling with junk he saved, there will be the standard coroner's inquest, and since Mom can't deal with it, I'm going to be doing the 8-hour drive to LA a lot.
The timing couldn't be less convenient, I have a week-long out-of-state speaker's conference coming up.

The good part is that I'll be getting a lot more HF read than I've had time for lately, as long as it is on audiobook!

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Postby EC2 » Mon October 13th, 2008, 10:13 pm

"MLE" wrote:My worst thing for the next month is that one of my schizophrenic elderly cousins was found dead in his home last Thursday. That part is something of a relief, as he had insulted or assaulted all the people who delivered groceries, refused to bathe, and could not get around anymore, even with a cane. The miserable part is that my 93-year-old mother is his trustee, the house is filled to the ceiling with junk he saved, there will be the standard coroner's inquest, and since Mom can't deal with it, I'm going to be doing the 8-hour drive to LA a lot.
The timing couldn't be less convenient, I have a week-long out-of-state speaker's conference coming up.

The good part is that I'll be getting a lot more HF read than I've had time for lately, as long as it is on audiobook!


Sorry to hear that MLE. Drives of that distance are no fun, and especially with a lot of work at the other end too. Positive thoughts coming your way.
Can you get a junk clearance firm to sort out the house or does it all have to be done by family?

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