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Monday, Monday

How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was good; busy with pools, parties, and I don’t have another P noun but it was fun. 

At the office and let me say- having to pump here sucks. I didn’t have to do this at all for M because everything was remote and that was absolutely my silver lining of the pandemic! 

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    How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was good; busy with pools, parties, and I don’t have another P noun but it was fun. 
    i always associate pools and parties with paradise :)

    Weekend was super low key.  I went to a fest - but they closed down the parking lot (which wasn’t even full) and I don’t parallel, so I just went back home and wasted a bunch of gas on that.  It’s with a new meetup so they probably think I’m a wuss.  I am.
    Friday I did more cleaning out of drawers and came across some old cards I kept. I keep everything. Some were holiday, birthday and new home cards for my ex (only) from his mom and she passed away about a year and half ago… maybe 2? So I asked if he wanted them since it was in her handwriting.  I mailed them.  I didn’t mail our anniversary or wedding ones, of course, that would have been disrespectful to his fiancé.  I kept some cards from those that have passed on my side of the family and felt like if I wanted to hold onto them, so would he. 

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    Busy weekend. Saturday was the trip to Columbus to be with my friend. Five us went. We took lunch and sat with her and gave her lots of hugs. It was the first time she was with people that were there just for her (she is staying with her son's GF whose parents had also flown in). She needed to talk so we just listened. I think it was good for her to have us there. We are all (the whole book club) pitching in to help for the service next week- we will provide refreshments afterwards. One will be here in Indy and another in Columbus. One of her sisters may be staying at my house so I have been getting things ready here before we leave for Chicago on Wednesday. 

    Yesterday was church and a full day of laundry and cleaning. It is really unseasonably cold here. Yesterday was ok so down time was on the porch - which was lovely. Today I'm wearing long pants and long sleeved t-shirt! I'm even drinking hot tea to warm up. It is June 10th for heaven's sake! I listed a rug and a crib on marketplace yesterday. The rug sold this morning and is gone. The crib hasn't had any nibbles. I'm shocked. It was one of the twins' cribs that DD gave us to have here for GS3 instead of using a pack n play. DD told me to list it for $100 but I think I'll need to drop the price.
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    Helloo!!  Brr, it's a cold Monday.  This cold snap caught me off guard.
    It will be in the 90's later this week. 

    Weekend was all right.  We went to two open houses.  We planned out this coming Sunday (a big boating day for Father's Day, we're renting an additional boat to fit everyone). DH also bought tickets to the Brickyard 400 as his Father's Day gift (he's going with our kids, FIL, BIL, and oldest niece).  We are also planning a party over 4th of July weekend.  We have a busy month+ coming at us.  

    SSDD otherwise.  I could definitely go for a nap, LOL. 
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    CasadenaCasadena member
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    LOVing this high 60s weather. Out of ideas for dinner tonight and not sure what to make. My mom is staying with us right now and doing a ton of painting. I'm super grateful and really appreciate her help! She loves doing stuff like this, it's helpful for us, and i think she's wanting to keep busy after stuff with my grandma. 

    I keep getting pulled into random urgent things at work that are making it hard to get my main project done and it's dragging out way longer than I want. I'm also annoyed at my VP who uses way too many abbreviations and shortcuts in emails. Just use real words, this is not a chat room in 2001, ya know?
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    How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was good; busy with pools, parties, and I don’t have another P noun but it was fun. 

    At the office and let me say- having to pump here sucks. I didn’t have to do this at all for M because everything was remote and that was absolutely my silver lining of the pandemic! 
    I loathed pumping in office.  I'd wear a nursing cover over my pump just to ensure that the possible exposure was minimized.  The benefit was that I'd get to close my office door for the 4 months I worked in an office post-Chiquito.

    The post Chiquita pump was awful.  
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    ei34ei34 member
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    Weekend was really nice, the family photo shoot went well (I think!). 

    Work today was busy but nothing terrible. Just hectic.  Wanted to sign up for our town pool after work but realized I’m out of checks (the only form of payment they take for applications). Ordered some that won’t be arriving for a few weeks, so I’m going to try and squeeze in a trip to the bank tomorrow, maybe they’ll be able to provide me with one so I can get to the pool to sign up (there’s an early bird discount if you sign up prior to opening this Saturday that I like to take advantage of). 
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    It was a good weekend here. Lots of time in the river. Saturday we drove down to Columbus, GA where they have some rapids and did some white water rafting. It was my first time and a total blast, but I'm willing to put in a little more effort to find something a bit more challenging next time. Yesterday we spent the day tubing in the lazy part of the river and I got all sunburnt. I'm a little jealous of the unseasonably cold weather y'all are having; it's hot and humid here today. 

    Also, I realize that I never did post about our trip. It was really great and I'd recommend to anyone who wanted to try backpacking with training wheels. The hike itself was challenging but doable, and the company takes care of all the logistical stuff like food, water and tents. We didn't have to carry anything beyond our day packs. The views and scenery were just amazing. 
    How were the sleeping accommodations?  And what were the ages of the people?  It sounds so interesting to do and now that I'm raising one back packer I'm curious if it could be a family trip one day or if this is really best for adults. 
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    CharmedPamCharmedPam member
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    ei34 said:
    Weekend was really nice, the family photo shoot went well (I think!). 

    Work today was busy but nothing terrible. Just hectic.  Wanted to sign up for our town pool after work but realized I’m out of checks (the only form of payment they take for applications). Ordered some that won’t be arriving for a few weeks, so I’m going to try and squeeze in a trip to the bank tomorrow, maybe they’ll be able to provide me with one so I can get to the pool to sign up (there’s an early bird discount if you sign up prior to opening this Saturday that I like to take advantage of). 

    Great! SITB

    Or moneygram (basicallt a check) could be cheaper from walmart? 

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    banana468 said:
    How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was good; busy with pools, parties, and I don’t have another P noun but it was fun. 

    At the office and let me say- having to pump here sucks. I didn’t have to do this at all for M because everything was remote and that was absolutely my silver lining of the pandemic! 
    I loathed pumping in office.  I'd wear a nursing cover over my pump just to ensure that the possible exposure was minimized.  The benefit was that I'd get to close my office door for the 4 months I worked in an office post-Chiquito.

    The post Chiquita pump was awful.  
    I hate it so much. We have an open office so while I could pump at my desk it feels weird. But the closest pumping room is three floors up. And you have to book it ahead of time. It’s just logistically a pain in the ass. 
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    banana468 said:
    How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was good; busy with pools, parties, and I don’t have another P noun but it was fun. 

    At the office and let me say- having to pump here sucks. I didn’t have to do this at all for M because everything was remote and that was absolutely my silver lining of the pandemic! 
    I loathed pumping in office.  I'd wear a nursing cover over my pump just to ensure that the possible exposure was minimized.  The benefit was that I'd get to close my office door for the 4 months I worked in an office post-Chiquito.

    The post Chiquita pump was awful.  
    I hate it so much. We have an open office so while I could pump at my desk it feels weird. But the closest pumping room is three floors up. And you have to book it ahead of time. It’s just logistically a pain in the ass. 
    OMG, the pumping room scheduling was the worst.  Thankfully, I was only in the office for about a month after I had DefConn and there were just a couple us pumping, so we figured out how to work around each other's schedule.  
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    banana468 said:
    It was a good weekend here. Lots of time in the river. Saturday we drove down to Columbus, GA where they have some rapids and did some white water rafting. It was my first time and a total blast, but I'm willing to put in a little more effort to find something a bit more challenging next time. Yesterday we spent the day tubing in the lazy part of the river and I got all sunburnt. I'm a little jealous of the unseasonably cold weather y'all are having; it's hot and humid here today. 

    Also, I realize that I never did post about our trip. It was really great and I'd recommend to anyone who wanted to try backpacking with training wheels. The hike itself was challenging but doable, and the company takes care of all the logistical stuff like food, water and tents. We didn't have to carry anything beyond our day packs. The views and scenery were just amazing. 
    How were the sleeping accommodations?  And what were the ages of the people?  It sounds so interesting to do and now that I'm raising one back packer I'm curious if it could be a family trip one day or if this is really best for adults. 
    The youngest on our trip was 13 and she was a rockstar. Realistically, it probably would have pushed the attention span more than the physical limitations for anyone much younger than that. Like I think my 10 y/o nephew physically could have done it, but spending 4 days without screens would have been rough for him. Adults were all over the board- a couple of 21 y/os and a 72 y/o with mostly 40 somethings. 

    Sleeping was a sleeping bag on an inflatable in a tent. It was pretty simple, but comfy enough. 
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    banana468 said:
    It was a good weekend here. Lots of time in the river. Saturday we drove down to Columbus, GA where they have some rapids and did some white water rafting. It was my first time and a total blast, but I'm willing to put in a little more effort to find something a bit more challenging next time. Yesterday we spent the day tubing in the lazy part of the river and I got all sunburnt. I'm a little jealous of the unseasonably cold weather y'all are having; it's hot and humid here today. 

    Also, I realize that I never did post about our trip. It was really great and I'd recommend to anyone who wanted to try backpacking with training wheels. The hike itself was challenging but doable, and the company takes care of all the logistical stuff like food, water and tents. We didn't have to carry anything beyond our day packs. The views and scenery were just amazing. 
    How were the sleeping accommodations?  And what were the ages of the people?  It sounds so interesting to do and now that I'm raising one back packer I'm curious if it could be a family trip one day or if this is really best for adults. 
    The youngest on our trip was 13 and she was a rockstar. Realistically, it probably would have pushed the attention span more than the physical limitations for anyone much younger than that. Like I think my 10 y/o nephew physically could have done it, but spending 4 days without screens would have been rough for him. Adults were all over the board- a couple of 21 y/os and a 72 y/o with mostly 40 somethings. 

    Sleeping was a sleeping bag on an inflatable in a tent. It was pretty simple, but comfy enough. 
    Yeah that sort of says wait until kids are older at least if we ever wanted to take the younger one.  My older 13 yo has camped and back packed and enjoyed what it means to unplug. 
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    banana468 said:
    banana468 said:
    It was a good weekend here. Lots of time in the river. Saturday we drove down to Columbus, GA where they have some rapids and did some white water rafting. It was my first time and a total blast, but I'm willing to put in a little more effort to find something a bit more challenging next time. Yesterday we spent the day tubing in the lazy part of the river and I got all sunburnt. I'm a little jealous of the unseasonably cold weather y'all are having; it's hot and humid here today. 

    Also, I realize that I never did post about our trip. It was really great and I'd recommend to anyone who wanted to try backpacking with training wheels. The hike itself was challenging but doable, and the company takes care of all the logistical stuff like food, water and tents. We didn't have to carry anything beyond our day packs. The views and scenery were just amazing. 
    How were the sleeping accommodations?  And what were the ages of the people?  It sounds so interesting to do and now that I'm raising one back packer I'm curious if it could be a family trip one day or if this is really best for adults. 
    The youngest on our trip was 13 and she was a rockstar. Realistically, it probably would have pushed the attention span more than the physical limitations for anyone much younger than that. Like I think my 10 y/o nephew physically could have done it, but spending 4 days without screens would have been rough for him. Adults were all over the board- a couple of 21 y/os and a 72 y/o with mostly 40 somethings. 

    Sleeping was a sleeping bag on an inflatable in a tent. It was pretty simple, but comfy enough. 
    Yeah that sort of says wait until kids are older at least if we ever wanted to take the younger one.  My older 13 yo has camped and back packed and enjoyed what it means to unplug. 
    Kudos to her for that! It usually takes us a lot longer to learn to appreciate disconnecting!
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