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October 28th, 2012 (11:27 pm)





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Cross posting- Soft Soled Shoes

June 4th, 2012 (01:29 pm)

Is there any interest in a soft soled shoe co-op?
I contacted Carozoo Shoes. It's a 25% discount on all the shoes, and $.50 shipping per pair to the host.

I have positive feedback with LJ_coop, diaperswappers.com, and cloth diapering. As well as thebabywearer and ebay.

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Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month

October 3rd, 2011 (01:48 pm)

Who is the biggest bully in your life?

One response chosen at random will win an Amazon Kindle. [contest details]
(sponsored by bullying_begone)

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I thought I could answer this quickly to be entered into the drawing, but it reaaly made me think. Who is the biggest bully in my life? Would it be the housing management that ignores resident's problems. tries to sweep blantant code violations under the rug, and yet demands that we toe the line.
Would it be the postal employees who have decided not to pick up or deliver mail to our neighborhood, because it's too confusing with the address changes. Or perhaps the military itself. Since that is the common denominator.

Maybe my biggest bully is myself. I have mastered forcing myself to do things that I don't want to. In the long run I think I *am* the biggest bully in my life, the other entities are temporary. I won't always live here, Management will change, addresses will stop changing. Neighbors will come and go. Orders will change and so will commands. But I'll always be with me.

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Resident Beware

April 29th, 2011 (08:40 pm)

I hate Lincoln Military Housing. I would move in a heart beat if I could get my husband to agree to it.
But lesson learned. I do not EVER want to live in a house managed my LMH again!

Let's start with the normal issues;
- Getting work orders completed correctly and in a timely manner is next to impossible. Putting in the service request isn't always a piece of cake either, as apparently no one is ever in the office.
I have issues with random strangers coming into my house when no one is home, so I did not sign the "permission to enter" form. This basically means, unless of emergency, they have to make an appointment with me. But they only make appointments two half days a week, and judging by how fast those appointments fill up, I'm guessing a lot of people have issues with the idea of random strangers going through their houses.

-When you have an emergency they tend to "lose" your ticket information. I didn't have a working stove for FOUR days. I don't own a microwave, so I use my stove a lot. Having it go out was a huge problem. I called countless times, and no one ever showed up. Finally when I demanded to talk to a supervisor, instead of contacting a supervisor, they sent a maintenance person out.
The attitudes I've gotten from the maintenance workers is priceless. Heaven forbid a smoke detector goes out after 5pm or on weekends and holidays.

-Utilities. No one knows how they're calculated. Not LMH, not the energy company. It seems a little shady.

-Who knows how they verify information. I got a violation notice for not keeping my fenced in backyard clean... I don't have a fenced in backyard.

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For the Star Wars lover in all of us.

December 2nd, 2008 (07:48 am)






ishii the blue shirt is a "That's What She Said" shirt.

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spam

November 14th, 2008 (04:30 pm)

Win 20 Pairs of Baby Leg Warmers from babySNAZZ!

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Move over Alvin

October 4th, 2008 (09:01 am)
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He's got my vote. Walter for president

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In the fight for equality

May 6th, 2008 (08:25 pm)

why isn't there a PPS- Parental Protective Service?

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Just a mom?

May 3rd, 2008 (10:48 am)

JUST A MOM?
A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office,
Was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

'What I mean is,' explained the recorder, 'do you have a job or are you just a ...?'

'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman. 'I'm a Mom.'

'We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, housewife' covers it,' Said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
In the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
Efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.'

'What is your occupation?' she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out.
'I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations.'

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and
Looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
In bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest,
'just what you do in your field?'
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
'I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
And already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,
(any mother care to disagree?)
And I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers,
And the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
Completed the form, stood up , and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
Testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official re cords as someone more
Distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.'
Motherhood!

What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.
Does this make grandmothers
'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relatio ns'
And great grandmothers
Executive Senior Research Associates?'
I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts
Associate Research Assistants.
Please send this to another Mom,
Grandmother,
Aunt,
And other friends you know.
May your troubles be less,
Your blessing be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door!

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.... I have no words...

May 3rd, 2008 (10:07 am)
sad

current mood: sad

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