I hurt my wrist reaching for my seat belt a couple of weeks ago - the Dr thinks that I tore the cartilage in my wrist, outer side near the bone. It really REALLY hurts. I've been wearing a brace, but then it hurts in a different kind of way. If it's not better in 2 weeks, they may want to perform surgery to clean out the damage. Ugh. I hope it gets better. Everytime I move it the wrong way, it hurts like new again!! Typing doesn't help. I have had really bad allergies this past week - anyone else? I blew my nose so much I have a giant sore on the right side. It is soooo unsightly. Hahaha. One word: Claritin. It works for me. I bought a steam mop from Bissel. I love it. It uses only water, no chemicals, and it does a fantastic job! Everyone should get one. We are going white water rafting in WV again the first weekend in October and this time everyone is coming with us, including extended family. Can't wait! We have rented a cabin that sleeps 6 for us (4) and the two boyfriend's. It will be our last hurrah for summer, but H and I are hoping we can slip away for a weekend down in RI together. Work has been difficult for him, so he's really struggling with finances; we shall see. My home computer crashed - it's costing me $487 to have it fixed. I almost want to just give it to difficult child and buy myself my own laptop - I think it's all the crud she downloads on there...viruses everywhere. But the guy who fixed it has given me a lifetime warranty to call him anytime between 8AM and 11PM for any reason at all to fix it for free from now on. Maybe he knows something I don't know? Like it is going to die for good shortly?? I joined weight watchers. I do my best on WW and so I want to lose these stupid 15 lbs already. I don't know what it is, but I do better dieting in the fall. All summer I couldn't care less and well, I've ballooned a bit. I know I'm not fat, but I want to be comfortable in my cooler weather clothes. Sophie continues to be well - her hair is nice and fluffy and full, her appetite is normal, she's not eating anymore poop, and she's gained back almost all of her weight. She's mellower now, but she's also 8 now, so maybe she's lost her puppiness a bit since being so sick. easy child went back to school and started classes this week in early childhood education. She only needs 12 credits to be certified to be a nursery school teacher. One of her classes is a "movement" class for kiddos and she said it's a lot of fun. difficult child has decided she'd like to go to school for business - administrative. We're looking into a program for her. Unfortunately, none of the schools are very close to our home and her car isn't the greatest, but I'm confident that it will all work out. She would prefer to do the classes on line, but it's been difficult to find a program for it on line. She's been at this most recent job doing secretarial work and loves the work, but not her boss. Can't have everything I guess. Anyway, she's looking for something else in that field and hopefully she will find something before she loses it on her piggy boss (he's a pig!). difficult child is also still seeing the 28 year old - who has TWO kids, not the one as he told difficult child. In every way he seems very nice, but jeez, lying about having two kids?? I can see that difficult child is being cautious, which is a fantastic sign! He is supposed to come rafting with us. Seems like summer is wrapping up and it's time to cover the pool that I only swam in 5 times. What a disappointing summer this has been weather-wise, hasn't it? I have been taking Cymbalta. My Dr suggested it after being diagnosis'ed with fibromyalgia and at first I felt great, but now I don't feel so good on it. I see her next Tuesday and I'm going to ask to go off it. Well, that's all the news that's fit to print. I've been keeping up with everyone's posts and it sounds like just about everyone has gone back to school, which I know is a nice reprieve in many ways....not so nice in other ways.