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5/10/20 9:03 P

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YES! Happy mother's day to you (newer) mothers! Nothing better than to be a mother!

I agree Jen, this is a very safe place.

What a gorgeous day we had today! We are in the perfect weather days, 75 during the day and 55 during the night. Windows open and spending days outside. We are almost done with our drip system (for an acre of the property!). It's going to be grand when it's done! I was slacking, I didn't plant any sunflower seeds today - lol. My goal is a minimum of a hundred a day but trying for five hundred. I want to dry them and then I will have them for my birds and squirrels.

I was supposed to do "work" work today...but I didn't because it was way more fun to be outside. I'll just have to get up early and make up for it...

Kourtney - You'll get used to having another person around soon enough. Your daughter will fall for her, who wouldn't with a grandmother's unconditional love? Plus, with such an adorable baby girl...

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5/10/20 2:31 P

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Happy mother's day!

I can relate about cherishing the time at the same time it's tiresome! I love having Randy home with us more, but it's also a well worn groove when it's just me and the baby. So sometimes that's just easier.

I'm betting that more time around grandma will help the situation feel more relaxed soon.

We were up at like 5:45am, and I am *not* a morning person. Taking it easy today, burning stuff in our chiminea with a big baby gate and it lol

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5/9/20 11:06 P

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Hello loves,

Heather - I hope your husband is recovering with little pain. So scary!

Jen - I can really relate with crazy family stuff. Makes me thankful I don't live near my family b/c they definitely are not being careful enough right now. My dad flew to SC tonight (from IL). Some stuff related to building their house down there, which I get why you'd wanna be there in person but NOW IS NOT THE TIME. Sighhhh.

Carol - you always have the craziest projects AND the craziest injury stories. Your life, man...

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First off, happy mother's day to you all (in about an hr). We don't really *do* mother's day here, but I think I will finagle some biscuits and gravy :).

This week was trying. I worked M, W, Th, and F (Tu was a baby day), and my MIL was at our house W and Th helping out. There was a definite adjustment period (Amelia doesn't know grandma that well yet), but they spent some good time together and it went well overall.

It's better than having no one helping, but there are 2 big issues in my mind:

1 - Amelia sees myself and/or Mike and wants to hang with us instead (I'm hoping this will improve with her spending more time with Grandma in general, or we may need to work in bedrooms / the basement).

2 - I feel like I'm being observed. To be clear, it's not b/c I am - Mike's mom is not one of those people. But when I have someone who is not myself, Mike, or Amelia, I cannot help but feel like they're watching me all the time. And it puts me on guard and is emotionally exhausting. I hope that is also something that calms down with more time.

I'm excited to have Monday just the baby and me again. I've really come to cherish our alone time together (even when I want to throttle her by the end of the day lol), and we have baby days Monday and Friday next week. Also, b/c I wasn't expecting to work Wednesday (since Mike will be at lab, but can because grandma will be helping), I have a day with NO MEETINGS which will hopefully be quite productive :D.
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5/8/20 8:33 A

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Ah, yes, negative emotion avoidance. I'm familiar with that model as well. I don't have great words of wisdom on this one. Hang in there and know that you're doing a great job. Protect your baby, that's the job right now.

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5/7/20 4:46 P

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I think in this case it's less of a political thing and more an ostrich in the sand... As I've sat with the conversation in my head and knowing her well, I think to recognize the danger triggers fear, and fear (same as other negative emotions) is to be avoided... Things I went to therapy for and whatnot *sigh*

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5/7/20 1:04 P

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Jen, this is the safest place I've ever had in my entire life.

I really don't get why people don't get this thing. Well I do get it......somehow it's become a representation of political beliefs as well as some kind of weird rebellion to not seem to understand how this virus works I think.

It can be hard, but just keep making the right choices for you and your family.



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Oof, so I talked to my mom on the phone this morning and a coworker at the assisted living center where she works tested positive and wasn't showing any symptoms. My mom has no contact with that person or their unit, but still... And she's still insisting that she could watch RJ for me... She just doesn't get it, it's so frustrating.

I'm skipping our physically distant park visit until she's been tested at least. My brother and I are both struggling with boundaries though all this.

Came here to vent cause safe, relatively anonymous space and all. Hope everyone is doing ok

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Future surgery possible? That's awful! I was talking with my husband the other day when I was cutting circles of glass out of broken alcohol bottles with a drill press and I know I have to stay present and vigilant when working with broken glass...but clearly I wasn't and I sliced my index finger from the first joint almost all the way to my hand...duh! At least it wasn't too bad, but I know better and I bet he's saying the same thing to himself!

I actually went to work for a meeting yesterday, so I think I just feel more connected with the outside world because I'm not having a hard time staying home. It was just a quick hour meeting with the new CFO in her office, which I spray down. She believes she already had the virus so she's pretty safe. We have our projects and our weather is gorgeous! Mid-seventies, loads of birds, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife.

I continue to do heavy lifting in the yard. I moved 15 barrels of dirt down the hill to the middle of the property and cleared two more piles of ice plant, which is really, really hard work. Tom has some of the drip system set up and it's so rewarding! I didn't have to hand water my babies yesterday! (I have lots of seeds planted.) I also had my best friend send my cuttings from her lantana bushes so that I could clone them. When I run out of energy for yard work I either do work/work or mosaic stuff. It's a good life.

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Yikes! No good at all :(

The stress is definitely showing here too, but we can do hard things and this will, in fact, be temporary. I had a really lovely morning with the baby but just got through a really epic nap fight. He's finally napping in his crib, which is highly unusual. I'm taking a break in our hammock... I might have stress eaten more than the recommended amount of cookies too...

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Hi everyone!!! Hope your week has started off great.

Hubby had a run in, literally, with his table saw this weekend and I spent Saturday night slightly panicked outside in the parking lot while he was inside getting stitched up. I felt like I was dropping him off in a war zone. Man, the last place you want to be right now is anywhere near a hospital.

He's going to be fine. We saw the doc by telemed this morning and he said it looks ok for now. We go in next Tuesday for stitches removal and then he'll evaluate if he needs any kind of surgery to fix it up cosmetically. Ugh.

The strain of the start of week 8 here in our houses is starting to show. Everyone wants out, yet we know we shouldn't go anywhere unless we need to. Not just us, but lots of our friends are feeling this. I'm guess we are here at least through May, maybe longer, and the thought of that is kind of hard to take. It hasn't been a very nice four days off, but at least I don't have a lot of pressure to work as I'm officially on PTO today.

I need to work out......lol. So, up to the treadmill I go!!!

Take good care, and be safe!!!!

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