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    Hi Lum,
    Well personlly, I got a lot out of the study - even if it was really of financial benefit. At that time, I'd had thoughts between going to a hairdressing college for 18 months with the view of working for myself or going to uni and doing a degree. I did the degree, but sometimes I wonder if I might have been better off. I can't know, but at least I enjoy the work I do.

    So glad you are cancer-free. Hope Kitty is feeling better very soon.

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    Got my son off to camp today, which means he is not out and about getting into mischief with other middle school aged kids. He is learning and I am sure he will have a great week.

    My cat seems to be doing so much better. I have been diligent in giving her the medicine plus they sent some pain killer for her too, so she is not meowing so much.

    I have been really worried about money this week because my mortgage payment is $300 higher. Money I don't have. Theoretically I would have been putting that much away to pay for insurance and property taxes so I guess it will work out. But it is scary to have that much less to work with.

    I need to go through my budget to see where I can make cuts and save money. And in the meantime I am job hunting...

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    My son came home on Saturday from summer scout camp, did laundry and repacked, and then was off to church camp in a blink of an eye...

    Spent some time with a friend whose contractor had bilked her out of a bunch of money. She is taking them to court and the hearing is today. These guys took advantage of an older grey haired lady. And we figured out that the husband had been in prison for check fraud about 5 years ago!

    I got a call from a friend of a friend and wondered why she was calling. After the chit chat I figured it out. She was inviting me to a free "life changing" seminar.

    I was honest with her and said I simply couldn't add another obligation into my life, so the answer is no.

    And then I got curious about it and started asking questions. Turns out it was started by Werner Erhard and is called Landmark Education. It is a cult like group- no thanks!!!

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    My cat's meds are finished and she is feeling so much better!

    My youngest son is at church camp this week and my oldest one is here with me for the week. I have had him extra because their dad went to Alaska in vacation.

    It is nice to be just with him so we can connect- today he told me that he thinks he has depression. I talked with him about it and he says he just feels lethargic and has no motivation to do anything.

    I have observed that in him since before he graduated from high school. He barely got through school that very last term- and it took a lot out of him. I started to see a spark when he went to orientation for university, but he says that the low grade depression is constant.

    I told him I have felt the same way for a few years, and that I was just about to make a doctor's appointment to discuss options for myself.

    My son wants to go on meds too.

    Time for us both to go to the doctor...

    On a bright note, the scholarship came through for my son after all!!! Someone in the financial aid office had given him incorrect information so we had lost all hope and i was so worried! He gets $5000, renewable each year! That will pay for half the year's housing, along with the student loans they are giving him. I am so relieved!!!!!

    I am working through the clutter in my house this week, and it is beginning to look so much better!
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    A friend of mine is here from out of town to help me clear out a bunch of stuff from my house.

    We have cleared off the shelves of half a wall - mostly toys that my sons have outgrown. It's crazy how many toys there were. What were we thinking?

    Anyhow, I am going to have a big garage sale in a few weeks. Time to move things through to someone that will use them.

    Already the room looks way better!

    During the past few days I have become increasingly more concerned about my son. His depression seems to be really hitting him. I asked him to write some thank you notes and he just couldn't do it. His mind was paralyzed from writing.

    He literally has been forgetting to eat, has been sleeping a lot, and is so lethargic.

    And he goes to college in 6 weeks.

    I am going to call on Monday to see if I can get him in to the doctor.

    On the bright side he had two job interviews. I really want him go get a job, since it will provide structure in his life.

    Younger son is now home from camp. He had a great time but is glad to be home. I picked some blackberries from the yard yesterday and hAd my older son help me make a blackberry pie in honor of having both of them home. It was yummy.

    The cats here have been having territory wars. This morning I woke up at 5:30 and was astonished to find both cats asleep on my bed- at opposite ends. However once I woke up then they were each trying to claim the bed as their territory.

    I put the aggressor outside but he promptly came back in the cat door. He is sleeping in the hall by my door and the other is on my bed.

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    Well my friend left to go home but I am still working through getting ready for a garage sale. There will be a lot of kid toys there. I had already gotten rid of their outgrown clothes to various friends and relatives. And I will be donating books to my older son's old school's library, because it had burned down a few years ago.

    It feels so good to be working on getting organized! After my marital separation and then the cancer diagnosis and then the divorce, I became so overwhelmed with life that everything just sat on a shelf for five years.

    I am a bit shocked at the stuff we have hanging around- stuffed animals, Lego Duplos, Fisher Price Little people- toddler toys! Sheesh!

    My boys are teenagers... And one will be going to college in a month. So- I'm moving it all out so some little ones can enjoy and use these toys. And it feels great!

    We will have extra space to put and store our camping equipment, and I will set up a new study area for my younger son.

    The space is empty right now and it looks great!

    In a few days I will go to help my friend with her mess and clutter. It's always much more fun when it is someone else's house and mess!

    My older son seems to be more focused today - but I am still going to have him see the doctor.

    My younger son is home from camp and it is good to have them both here. My friend and I picked some blackberries in the back yard yesterday and then my boys and I made a delicious blackberry pie last night. The boys finished it off at dinner. It was really good!

    I am so sorry to say that my son did not get either job...We really really need him to make some money this summer but its not going to happen.

    We thought he was a shoe in for the computer job at the university. But apparently they had 70 people apply for it! He did get an interview- and I view that as a positive since they wouldn't possibly interview all 70 candidates. I told him to email them to thank them for considering him and that he hopes they will consider him for any upcoming positions.

    He will try for other campus positions...

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    Sounds good Lum! How are things going?

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    Hi Silver

    I typed in a response here yesterday but somehow lost it all when trying to sign back in.

    But all is well - I have just been busy getting ready for a yard sale here.

    My old housemate had come to town to help me clear things out and that was a huge help!

    So I drove up to stay at her place to do the same. We took a few loads of things to donate at Goodwill, recycled a bunch of old papers, and she even loaded up some things for me to so at my garage sale.

    I am home now and I am going through boxes of stuff from my garage. Lots of memories from when my boys were little, but it is time to clear things out.

    Tomorrow I will park my car elsewhere and set up tables in the garage to get it organized. Then on the day of the sale I can get my sons to put the tables out, already loaded up.

    It's a lot if work but it feels good to move things out of a crowded home plus hopefully we will make a few bucks.

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    LOL Lum! Flylady would be proud of you!

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    Lol-
    I REALLY need to clear stuff out!
    It is embarrassing how much stuff I have here.

    Little by little I am getting there.

    Today I went to the shed in my backyard and scrounged through all if the stuff my ex left (he took all of the good tools but left supplies).

    I found a kit with brackets to make a pair of saw horses. All I needed were some 2x4s and there were just enough left over from a shelving project and they were just the right size! So I constructed the saw horses and pulled an old closet door from the shed and put it on top for a large display table for the sale.

    Tomorrow I will be able to get it more organized and priced. I will have my son place a notice on Craigslist and I better make up some signs too.

    On a different note I got a text from my younger son's scout group. They have been backpacking all week and tomorrow they will be rafting. Then home late tomorrow night.

    I have kept him busy all summer but now he will have some free time before school starts.

    Except he will have to help with the yard sale.

    My older son seems to be perkier- I have been stressing healthy foods and good sleep habits with him and that seems to be helping. I also put a full spectrum light on the breakfast table to sneak a shot of light into him first thing in the morning.


    [QUOTE=Silverbirch;5790319]LOL Lum! Flylady would be proud of you!

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