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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Random Thoughts



  1. I suppose it's time to put Mr. Penguin away for awhile.  He'll be back in the winter with his wonderful sparkly iciness.   If I let him stay out any longer, I'll have to put an Easter garland around his neck. ha.  Although we woke up to snow this morning.  Just sayin'.
  2. Taylor is away this week to girlfriend Lauren's home in Pennsylvania.  It's spring break for them. :)  I miss him a lot.  But I did notice that there is a lot less laundry, the bathroom mirror is cleaner, and nobody is eating the leftovers. And we've been eating all the things he hates...omelettes, salmon, meatloaf. ha.  Hurry home, buddy.  It's not the same without you!  xo
  3. At least once a week Alex takes his morning meds, then walks over and immediately throws them up in the kitchen sink.  Then he turns on the faucet and leaves it running as he leaves the room.  I give him a second round after waiting a bit to make sure his stomach has settled down.  I don't really know why he does this...usually he immediately starts eating breakfast, so I don't think he feels sick!  But this morning he did something different.  He threw them up...I know because he was looking nauseous and standing at the sink with the water still running.  I made a mental note to give him a second round before leaving for school.  Then as I was zipping up the lunch boxes, he walked over to Spencer's meds and took them!  That's a first!  Or is it?  Maybe he's done that before and we didn't know it?  Maybe we thought Spencer took them?  A note came home from school saying that Alex was cranky in the afternoon and was shoving people.  Hmmm.  It was then that I realized I was so shocked that he took Spencer's meds (and we gave Spencer new ones) that I didn't give Alex his one anti-rage drug. Spencer doesn't take it!  Confused yet?  Boy, I was. lol.
  4. I'm craving York Peppermint Patties.  :)
  5. I'm getting that spring cleaning itch.  Just looking at my closet this morning and noticing that pairs of socks had hopped over from their bin into the underwear bin and vise versa made me realize that some of the organization has gone haywire.  ha.  I should start soon.  Could take a while to get through the entire house. Our carpets are way overdue for a steam cleaning, too!

So what about you? 
And random thoughts running through your mind? 
Surely I'm not the only one! ha.

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    1. I do, too! I left him out for the winter instead of putting him away after Christmas. I've enjoyed him! ha.

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  2. Wow, that's kinda spooky about the meds!

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    1. well, my whole life is kinda spooky. lol.

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    2. Betsy what terrible is the kids and the meds, when mine were little sometimes I give the med twice to the same kid, especially when thet were baby!

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    3. we did that a few times, too! If you turned your back for a second and they would change places sometimes you didn't catch on until it was too late. Oh, we've had some laughs over that kind of stuff!

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    4. sometimes I think the kids grow like a miracle cause we make always mistakes of course, when they were babby I was afraid when I give them twice the meds Om

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    5. yes, that is true. Some how they survive inspite of our mistakes! ha.

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    6. Whe the twins arrived I make a lot of mistakes!

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    7. but they turned out fine! :) I probably made more mistakes on Taylor, since he was my first baby. ha.

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    8. Betsy I made a new post but look when you can maybe you like the recipe and tell me waht you think about the pictures Is diffuclt to me you know.

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    9. oooh...fun! I'll be right over! :) Watch for me on the spinning globe! lol...

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    10. Ha you have Taylor to try!!! Im not ! he! poor twins (lol) but they grow OK! ha.
      I think a lot today cause tomorrow the kids come back to school and to Esperanza is difficult she doesnt like this school sigh! I have to pray today special for this (lol)

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    11. yeah, at least I had one to start with. Twins for the first baby would be very hard! School tomorrow! Wow! Summer is over! I hope it goes well!

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    12. Yes Im worry for her:) Dito is OK you know the men(lol)

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    13. The pie looks yummy! And your photos are really good for a cell phone! I love cookie crumb crusts, too...so good!
      Love the picture of Mouska! And who is that at the top? What a cute picture!

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    14. Is Esperanza betsy she is sleep so quiet for this I lovethis pictures (lol)

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    15. that is such a cute picture of her! did she get her hair cut? Looks really nice!

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    16. Nope she has a little longer but in this she look like that. and she look similar her brother that not always look that

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    17. lovely picture...she's a beauty! :)

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  3. I imagine that life does get a bit overwhelming around med time in your house. Now, why do I want a Peppermint Patty all of a sudden?? :)

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    1. It's always been one of the more stressful things...we've been through a lot...especially when they were small and couldn't swallow pills. You have to be very creative. And trying new meds and tracking the progress between all three is a full time job. haha. But this was a new one today. Oh dear.

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  4. wow that is quite a bit to keep straight but I'm sure you do it well! I love peppermint patties too, the York brand. Yummy! the kids baked choc chip cookies tonite. I'm NOT going to eat any! ha

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    1. you have fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies in your house and you aren't going to eat even one? What's wrong with you? lol...

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    2. ha I know! the kids baked them. they tell me they're crunchy. perfect with ice cold milk...

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    3. oh, I'm so much weaker than you! lol!

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    4. well I very much doubt that! the doctor told me some good things today. that may or may not strengthen my resolve :) the truth is I'm not hungry. but I've been known to eat cookies just because I want to so this IS a little unusual for me. haha

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    5. well, it's always great when the doctor says good things!
      and I'm impressed with your willpower!
      I agree...it usually has nothing to do with being hungry!

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  5. 1. I need to clean out my closet.
    2. I need one day where I can just sleep until noon...undisturbed.
    3. I am craving potato chips....

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    1. sleeping til noon...oh yes, that would feel wonderful. I slept until 9:00 on Saturday. That felt pretty good! I might tackle my closet tomorrow!

      and I could always eat chips. lol....

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  6. Oh did ya have to mention York Peppermint Patties in your blog LOL.Oh Betsy do you know how I love them.Now I see they have get this, Peppermint Patty by York for your coffee. A sort of creamer.Im so excited even though I drink tea more than coffee LOL.

    Oh the carpets for spring cleaning.I just ripped up my carpet from the stairway to the landing upstairs.I may paint or I may not.LOL.I actually would love to try a nice color for the floors.but knowing me Im so busy may just get new carpet.


    Have a great Tuesday!

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    1. York Peppermint Patties are one of my very favorites! And I did see that creamer...but got the Almond Joy instead. Next time! ha.

      new carpet sounds wonderful!

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  7. Oh Yes, Feeling like Spring in CA...80 yesterday. I've changed to my Spring bedding and the dark brown sheers are replaced with white sheers...Boy does the room look bright!
    Just cleaned out my closet, and making room for some summer clothes that have been packed away in a drawer.

    Taking Aunt Trula Wed. so we can both get a pedicure....need some new sandals.

    Sorry to hear Alex had to upchuck his meds... Not fun!!

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  8. Sorry that Alex threw up his medicine - my son has done that on occasion but not very often. At least you got confirmation that his anti-rage drug is working.

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    1. yes, that is a very good point!

      Alex does this often and we've thought of every scenario from what he ate for dinner, what supplement might not agree with him, how much water he takes with it, taking them before or after breakfast...everything. It's a mystery. It would help a lot if he could talk and tell us exactly what he feels.

      yes...at least we know it's working! And I'm glad it was only a shove. ha.

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    2. We haven't been able to figure out any pattern either. Kai talks, but usually he is only able to say "I'm sick!" just before he throws up.

      Yes, glad that it was only a shove.

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    3. No throwing up this morning, Yuji...but he snuck and took not only his own meds, but Harry's, too! ...very quickly before The Mister could even react. It's always something around here! lol. I don't think it will hurt him. The only prescription that got doubled was his prozac. But still...we've laid out their meds for years and they have taken their own just fine.

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    4. Glad he did not throw up this morning. Ha, now you will get another unwanted experiment on how he reacts to more prozac. So, he is on both prozac and risperidone? Are all three of them on the same meds?

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    5. Yes, all three have taken prozac (morning) and risperidone (night) for 14 years now. We've tried many, many other meds but those two seem to work the best. Their meds are identical except for Alex taking Naltrexone for his rage. The other thing they take is a methyl vitamin B12 injection 3 times a week (given by me) which made a big improvement in concentration and eye contact.

      I doubt the extra prozac today will do anything. At least he won't be depressed. lol. :)

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    6. Thanks for the info Betsy. I know meds like these can often have different effects on different people, but it is still interesting to know what is working for someone else.

      We have been doing the B12, too, though it is hard to say how it is working.

      Ha, hopefully he will be feeling good with the extra prozac.

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    7. yes, each child is different. That's what makes it such a complicated puzzle!

      Our doctor told us it would take three months before anything could be seen from the B12 injections. We marked it on our calendars and didn't tell their teachers/aides that we were doing it. And almost to the very week at the 3 month point, she wrote home and said that they had a super week and seemed to be able to concentrate better and look them in the eye. haha. That was a nice confirmation. The injections were hard to give at first, though. Very stressful for all involved, but they do it just fine now. Kai is ok with them?

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    8. When he was younger, we did the injections after he fell asleep and, remarkably, he did not wake up. For the past year or so, we have been doing it in the morning after he wakes up. He resisted at first, but now he knows that it is better to cooperate.

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    9. Oh good. It's always so much nicer when they decide to cooperate. lol. We never attempted to give them while they were asleep, although I remember that being one of the recommendations. We did a year or so of some detox foot patches, though, that we put on after they were asleep. Sometimes they would wake up when I stuck them on and pull them off. And I usually did find them thrown on the floor come morning. haha.

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    10. We never tried the foot patches. I could see my son pulling them off, too. :)

      Gotta run. Catch your next post later!

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    11. ok...have a great afternoon!

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  9. great post, thats a weird looking penguin though

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    1. he is rather weird looking isn't he? Maybe albino?

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  10. nah penguins are good year round...at the girlfriends house, wow...smiles...this getting serious or something mom? dinner sounds good though...yep T has the itch as well to clean and clean out....

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    1. yep...it's looking pretty serious! :)

      clean and clean out...it's that time of year! My men are hoarders! ha.

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  11. Perhaps Alex swallows his meds too fast and they cause a gag reflex which make shim vomit? Maybe you can space them out a little or crush them up so he can swallow them in something soft he likes to eat?


    I have so much to do that I know Spring cleaning will be late this year..it may be summer cleaning ..lol!

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    1. you may have a point. He won't drink his water slowly but glugs it down very fast and very big gulps!

      My cleaning will take spring and summer, I'm sure!

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  12. haha you should keep the penguin in case Dez goes on the attack
    Down at your shack
    They'll think your one of them and leave you be
    Going to climb a tree
    Wow you confused the heck out of me with the meds too
    Don't know how you ever keep it straight which ones needs to come due
    LOL the order one
    I can relate to under my sun
    But everything is still all nice and neat
    So no need for a spring cleaning beat

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    1. I'll just set Mr. Penguin on the front porch
      to ward off Dez and his search.

      Found out why my closet bins are messy
      Spencer went searching for hidden suckers I guess-y.
      lol. I've been known to hide presents in my closet
      he must have felt one was due a deposit.

      And to confuse the meds even more
      Alex took his today and Harry's galore.
      Crazy kid. Instead of none he doubled it today
      no wonder my hair is turning grey.
      lol.

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    2. LOL while Easter is another month or so
      So maybe he wants it to come early at your show
      And find some candy now
      As the bunny Fox did kill and then took a bow..haha
      Geez really wants to make sure he has them all in
      Doesn't seem like they want to let you win..haha

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    3. Alex either wants his own in the sink
      or his brother's in his own stomach.
      He's going to drive me to the brink.
      or at least cause a headache. ha.

      Are you going to create a post
      letting us know who will now host
      Easter since the bunny is no more
      after road rage did soar?
      lol....

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    4. LOL maybe that is their secret agenda at your sea
      To make you go crazy..hahaha

      I will have to give that a go
      When easter decides to show
      Keep moving it around and confusing the cat
      Maybe the new easter bunny will stop that..haha

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    5. Well, you know how bunnies like to multiply
      maybe you'll find his descendants by and by
      one who will take up the mantel...er, um basket
      and agree to take on the task...it.

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    6. Too big of a task for the cat
      Plus all that chocolate would make the cat fat
      So some descendent would have to be found
      Unless Nugget wanted to carry the basket around..haha

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    7. A black lop-earred Easter bunny
      now that sure would be funny!

      oh dear...I laughed OUT LOUD at that. I'll see how he likes a basket around his neck. Maybe all of his eggs would be chocolate? But I'm sure since you're a friend, you'd get
      chicken nuggets and turkey bacon. hee.

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  13. Betsy! Big support hugs to you and your lovely Penguin! Hope your boy is home soon and hope Alex will be ok too! Take care
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    1. thanks, kitty. It's hard to let them grow up and get out on their own! I'm sure Alex is having a better day. If not, I'm sure I will hear! :)

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  14. Betsy, you just amaze me with all you do. Mr. Penguin sure is cute... might keep him out just a bit longer. LOL! blessings ~ Tanna

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    1. at least while there is snow falling, right? :)

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  15. I have the bug too...want to CLEAN OUT. Makes the kids nervous. BUT...spring is coming and isn't that what NEEDS done!

    Alex and his meds! OY!

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    1. Although I love winter, I do love those first few warm spring days when we can open up the windows and air out the house! We aren't there yet, though! ha.

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  16. How wake up one of my favorite persons in blogger world and beauty (inside and outside) lol??

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    1. Aw...you are so sweet! :) I woke up great. The sun is bright today and cheerful and I'm working on my 4th cup of coffee. lol. How are you doing?

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    2. Im goin by a cup of coffe (the first) I taked tea in the morning, have to hung clothes and laundry (lol) and after this I go to the shower, (here is so hot so sometimes I prefer shower after work home. The kids go to the school I pray and wait about Esperanza.
      How is your kids?

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    3. Hope the kids have a good first day at school!

      I agree about the shower...in fact, I take mine at night. I like to be clean and relaxed to fall asleep. Sometimes in the summer if it's really hot and I've been working outside, I take an extra one!

      I need to start on laundry, too. And my kitchen floor is really needing to be mopped. I keep ignoring it but it is just getting worse! haha.

      I want a piece of your pie for breakfast! haha.

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    4. I have to mopped too, you know here the kids, the dogs (others) and all go out and come in and I dont know the kitche is always full of people (LOL) yes in summer I took sometime stwo showers but I need the morning shower to feel better.
      See you later dear:)

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    5. have a wonderful day, Gloria. See you later! :)

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  17. Oh Betsy, how challenging it must be with 3 on meds -- and now taking each others -- yikes! Only one of mine takes them, although he takes several 3 times a day, and when any of his meds are changed it throws me! I'm sure keeping track of who takes what and administering them is a full-time job for you!

    And you have me craving peppermint patties -- they've always been a favorite of mine too. Now if I could just start craving spring cleaning ....... lol!

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    1. Except for Alex throwing his up occasionally, I thought we were on a good routine with the meds. This taking your brothers is something new. But he's a neat freak and I think it might have something to do with him just wanting the ramkins (that we put the pills in) to be empty so he can put them away. He's been known to take wrappers off of food ..not to eat the food...but to throw the wrapper in the trash. I'm sure that is what it is. Good grief. Now you see why I get a cup of coffee in me even before I get out of bed? lol. I have to be alert! hahaha.

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  18. I've been waiting for the winds to change before I start my spring cleaning. If I start before the spring winds abound, the river will just spray my windows again. You certainly have your hands full with the triplets! and poor alex, starting his day throwing up and ending it with shoving people. it was a rough one for him!

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    1. yes, it could have been worse though...he has done more than shoving at school before, but those days are becoming a distant memory. He has improved so much!

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  19. Betsy I place a pic of my home in the sodebar, Im so crazy and tire I comment first in other post (lol) sorry

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    1. ok...I'll come and see! How fun!

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  20. yes and put a picture of my son!

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    1. Ooooh...nice, nice house! Love it! And your pool looks wonderful! I would be in that all the time! ha.

      Dito is such a handsome young man!

      What fun pictures! I love it when you put them on your sidebar!

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  21. Im silly Betsy only the last time I remember I can put picrures in my sidenar, Dito is so nice, really,I love him (lol)

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    1. Are they home from school yet? How did it go?

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    2. Yes this week they will arrive to luch, I think was OK but Esperanza we never know:)

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    3. The next week they will lunch at school:)

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    4. So school must be close to your house? It is that way here, too...very close. Is this the kids last year or two more years?

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    5. Ths school about 2 km in the morning they go in car (always late) and return walking, they were so tired today (hot) and this is the last year and the next for University or other I think is like yours

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    6. had to laugh at "always late" haha...that is very typical of teenagers, isn't it? ha.

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    7. yes are terrible in the morning! Betsy you sont have porbblems today to comment, all the time I saw this advice Error 103 and in many sites.

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    8. I haven't seen that error sign today at all...but some days it's terrible! Oh dear.

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    9. it's hard to adjust from summer to getting up early for school...their bodies still want to stay up too late! Then they are too tired to get up! They will adjust, though. Still, that made me smile. :)

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    10. Yes dear but Icant wake up Espéranza still!! (lol) Dito is in the computer all the time sigh!

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    11. My boys are, too. We are an electronic family for sure. I do my share...hahaha...I'm addicted just like them. At least boys can get ready for school faster than girls. I always wanted a girl, but for practical reasons, it's nice having all boys. haha.

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  22. Cute penguin, looks like you really made him out of snow.

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