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3 hours ago, Hannah Renee said:

 

 

FWIW, my current soon-to-be ex-wife has been working as a school nurse for several years. The standard for keeping a child out of school for a fever is 100.4+. So even though you still feel like (bad word of your choice), 99 is certainly acceptable. Get well soon and go out and continue to kick ***.

 

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Hannah

Kids tend to spike higher temps. The 100.4 is a historical number that seems to still be hanging around. It is the threshold for typical bacterial infections or the flu. Below that number was typically viruses like colds and schools and work environments didn't want you staying home for colds.  My normal is pretty much 97.4 so if I'm hitting 99 I am feeling like -crap-.  

All that said, my fever finally broke around noon today and I'm back into the 97s where I belong!  

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1 hour ago, Bri2020 said:

Kids tend to spike higher temps. The 100.4 is a historical number that seems to still be hanging around. It is the threshold for typical bacterial infections or the flu. Below that number was typically viruses like colds and schools and work environments didn't want you staying home for colds.  My normal is pretty much 97.4 so if I'm hitting 99 I am feeling like -crap-.  

All that said, my fever finally broke around noon today and I'm back into the 97s where I belong!  

You make a good point that I failed to realize, especially since my normal is about the same as yours.

 

Anyway, I'm so glad your temp is down.

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1 hour ago, Ertha said:

OH I LOVE THIS SIGN!!!  I SO WANT IT!!!

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Hanging with my cool nephew from the West Coast today.

Out to him . . . we chat about everything cool now.

So happy.

-- Davie

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Second day on the feminizing hormones and going well.Skin is starting to get softer

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@HollyNG glad to hear things are going so well for you! 
 

Had an interesting conversation with my wife today. Even after nearly a year on hormones she is still struggling with getting my pronouns right, not saying she isn’t trying she’s just still struggling. So we talked today and I asked her if it would be easier for her to use they/them for me. I’m not non-binary but as I told her it would be better than calling me he. She said she thought it would, so I said fine. The interesting part is that since that conversation, she has been bouncing between they and she for me. Only once today has she called me he and that one was actually kinda funny. She ran through nearly every pronoun before getting “they” out.  
 

Small steps are still steps. I’ll count this in the minor win category. 

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So out of a lovely day where I hung out with my nephew I love so much, I wake into a new day in a new way, realizing a few men I've loved in the past. Some long ago who were never told or others here and today I've never told, either. John, the luthier, I love you. Larry, the actor, I love you, too.

 

— Davie

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ugh Monday morning 

 

Why ugh when you are retired and one day is pretty much the same as another?   Well, neither of us slept well last night.  I woke up unable to breathe well, all stuffed up.  It’s better now.

 

Major Dickenson, how was your tour of duty?  I enjoyed bringing my caffeine to you each day.  Yes, I’ll just have to see what makes the most sense when I go to the store, extend your tour or switch.  (And now back to our conversation)

 

We went to the beach yesterday.  The onshore breeze kept it cool.  This will be a hot week, temperatures reaching out for the 90s.  That’s too early for me, it isn’t even Memorable Day yet.  
 

i think my eyelids are gettin* heavy. Time to let them close up again.

 

Willow

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On 5/14/2022 at 12:57 AM, Betty_B said:

Good morning everyone

 

 130 am coffee in hand already 😖

 

sitting here trying to figure out why my daughter would drive 450 miles to the beach where  i live and only visit once for 15 min,

as far as the great grand children , looks like i will never get to meet them ever ,  sad, hurt that doesn't even come close to explain  the feelings i have over this , i cant do this any longer , not sure how im going to crawl out of this funk the hole has gotten so deep, in the end just  cutting  ties to all in my past life and just go forward alone seems all thats left for me to do ,

 

I could just cry ,, i am crying , life is just not worth living  some times

 

        Betty

Sometimes the closest ones to us don't even consider how their actions hurt us. It's sad. There's time, this may change. 💜

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Good morning, it’s a road-trip day. Driving Westfield, IN to Annapolis, MD. Teaching Wednesday and Thursday there, West Chester, PA over the weekend. Back a from today. #LifeOnTheRoad #PublicSafety #EMA #HAZMAT #Firefighers 

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Just say’n 

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Good morning Everyone

 

yes coffee in my hand, i think im addicted ,

 

Well in the end i did get to see my oldest great granddaughter for the first time for a few hours,such a wonderful moment it was

she liked my betty boop earrings and necklace, she said she liked the girl in the red dress , so i took them off and gave them to her, probably wont get another chance to see her again , may be she will remember this  old lady ,,

what is it with the  tears , just cant seem to stop crying any more ,,,

 

Peace, Love N Hugs to all

             Betty

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1 hour ago, Betty_B said:

Good morning Everyone

 

yes coffee in my hand, i think im addicted ,

 

Well in the end i did get to see my oldest great granddaughter for the first time for a few hours,such a wonderful moment it was

she liked my betty boop earrings and necklace, she said she liked the girl in the red dress , so i took them off and gave them to her, probably wont get another chance to see her again , may be she will remember this  old lady ,,

what is it with the  tears , just cant seem to stop crying any more ,,,

 

Peace, Love N Hugs to all

             Betty

That's awesome. Best times.❤

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2 hours ago, Mmindy said:

Just say’n 

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I love this. ❤️ 

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My fever free moment was short lived :(. woke up today with the sweats so check and sure enough, back over 99.  I think it's going to bounce around a bit before I fully recover. I was wiped out this morning but otherwise feeling like I'm turning a corner on this crap. I'm not coughing much, or at least the interval is much longer between coughing fits. 

I accepted the offer from Long and Foster this morning so I'm hoping to start paperwork and stuff virtually. I have to isolate until Sunday.  I'm pretty excited about starting this new adventure

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Hey All!

 

It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been thinking about all of you and wanted to know that each of you is loved in this moment!

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So the Ex called me last Wednesday because she wanted to apologize over how our marriage had ended and I had not come out to her but as we talked I decided to tell her. To my surprise she was not surprised but she was very accepting and said that she still wanted to stay close and be friends. Her daughter that had lived with us for the last 5 years before they moved to California, was next after the Ex and I hung up I called her and she was so excited for me and grateful that I called and told her personally. She went on to say that I was an inspiration to her and that she wanted to be a part of my journey and wanting to know what she could do to help. A totally unplanned coming out event and it could not have gone any better. The sad part they are more accepting and wanting to be involved and my own family is not accepting. Oh well I know I have 2 more allies on my side.     

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Riley.

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1 hour ago, Billie75B said:

To my surprise she was not surprised…

This seems to happen a lot.

 

Those close to us see something even when they can't quite put their finger on it.

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@Bri2020 congratulations on accepting your offer of employment.  In my experience Long and Foster is clearly the best agency in Northern VA.  An agent sold my home in Centreville within 2 days he had 3 competing offers and a bidding war.  I peaked the market.  I definitely think you made an excellent choice and their training from what I’ve heard is excellent.

 

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So I wanted to share a moment I had the other day. I had built my daughters PC. The other day she told me that she wanted to play Elden ring but it seems the CPU is too old to support it. Well I did some research and found what her mother board would support and told her what she could buy to update her PC. She told me that was too much and she would have to wait several months before she could save up that much so I purchased it for her. She wanted to pay me back but I told her that she was there for me during the most difficult days of my life and if it were not for her then I would probably have killed myself. I told her I am only alive today because of her. Therefore I am paying her back. Well tears hugs and thank you ensued. and then the interesting part...

 

So two days later my wife stopped over my house to pick up some more of her things and mentioned that our daughter told her what I did and said. So she says to me "Jae and I both agree that we like Rachel more."  she then told me she still can not understand the whole trans thing but she knows that I am becoming a better person. She then got in her Jeep and drove away. So. Kind of strange but affirming to me that she can see the positive changes occurring in me. I just want to become the best possible version of me that I can be and I am glad someone noticed.

 

Rachel

 

 

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That is awesome Rachael.  That has to make you feel good.  

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4 hours ago, Jandi said:
5 hours ago, Billie75B said:

To my surprise she was not surprised…

This seems to happen a lot.

 

Those close to us see something even when they can't quite put their finger on it.

Yes. I've been out to my sister for over a year so I expected her son would have been told, but no. Told him f-2-f and it went great--it made me feel great. Today I bought a new router and a new shirt but suddenly real insecure about myself—that's a surprise. Glad you're all here to accept my progress even when I can't myself.

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Davie  

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3 hours ago, CD Rachel said:

I just want to become the best possible version of me that I can be and I am glad someone noticed.

 

Love that. One of the most profound questions my therapist asked me was, "What kind of woman is Jackie." 

 

The people in my life have realized that she's a much kinder, happier person too.

 

Hugs!

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5 hours ago, CD Rachel said:

I just want to become the best possible version of me that I can be and I am glad someone noticed.

That's nice to read Rachel.  Hopefully your relationship will continue to grow ( in a modified form).

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4 hours ago, Davie said:

but suddenly real insecure about myself—that's a surprise.

@Davie  But why?  Not the surprise, but the insecurity.  You seem to be well grounded in life and what you want and need from it.  Be sure of yourself!  That's how we see you!

Jani

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