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Any Racheal Ray Fans? Question my wife has. Did something happen To Rachael's voice?

I will stay at the start of this thread that thanks to the kindness of a friend and a deal for our apartment building My wife and I got cable for the first time in 4 years. Our friend is paying the bill for the first 6 months.

So my wife is watching the food network and saw a new show with Rachael Ray. She turned to me and asked What is wrong with her voice? I did the usual thing and said I don't know

I don't pay attention to stuff like that.

She said it sounded lower and gravel like.

Should we postpone our cat's surgery?

As some of you may know our cat has a lump in his neck that needs to be remove. We scheduled it the first date the vet had but my wife completely forgot she has jury duty that same week.

yeah we should have thought about it but it was the last thing on our mind. My wife believe that we should move the surgery for later this month so that one of us can be with the cat at all times.

P.S. do we have a pet forum?

Breaking News: Huge accident at the Rolex 24 at Daytona: Race Red Flag due to serious accident

I happen to be watching this race and unfortunately missed the accident but 2 drivers in a huge crash both had to be cut out of the cars. First one taken directly to hospital second one just got cut out.

When does a job becomes less important than a life? Mostly a vent but don't mind a jump in.

As may know my wife is a home health aide. She loves her job for the most part I personally don't know how she puts up with half the stuff she does. She works long hours some day and other days very short days. it is amazing how the scheduler can't give her 40 hours for a work week in a 5 day period. 9 times out of 10 it is 6 days a week AND one day may be AN 11 hour day than a 4 hour day. I think it is bullshit but she said this is a way a lot of companies work.

HERE is my big deal: We are going to get hit again with 3 to 7 inches tomorrow. Wife got saddled with another 11 hour day and 4 clients one of which she will see 2 times during the day and it isn't just in town travel she as to go 12 miles out of town twice tomorrow to a VERY rural area.

She trying to explain to me she has to go to help these people BUT when does her life become important. Not just her life but her fellow workers.

And what pisses my wife off and has me upset as well is the person who makes the schedule doesn't live in this county NOR when she did have to travel to work in the area she NEVER bothered to get a feel for the town or if she did doesn't care. She will schedule people all over the town instead of saying I will have worker A work with these 5 people in the north section of town and worker B work with these 3 people on east side. This scheduler who may have two employees work the same amount of hours work crazy hours. Worker A may get 10 hours going back and forth from one end of town to another so with travel time that person is dealing with a 14 hour day while worker B is dealing with 1 hour in the middle of the day.

Makes no sense. But my worry is that the roads may not be the best since the town ran out of salt not to mention with snow fall and blowing snow she may be dealing bad driving condition add to this the person who use to run the office now does does marketing and the people now in charge don't seem to care and they are in a different county than we live and have argued with other workers that they are watching radar they don't see snow BUT a worker has sent them pictures of her snow cover car.

I told her to find another place to work but it seems this attitude is par per course.

How many people look their age? and does looking one's age has anything to do with kids?

My wife is going to be the big 40 this year. No she doesn't mind me saying this because she doesn't feel like it. She feels like she is in her mid 20s. Both my wife and I look younger than the ages we really are. We never really thought about it that much expect the last couple of months. Well my wife has in the last couple of months. One of her clients had a brother in town and well he assumed my wife was in her early 20s. She has had a couple clients also can't believe she is going to turn 40. One thought she was in her 20s while the other thought early 30s.

My wife was shooked at that idea. She never really thought about her looks not that she looks at herself in the mirror much.

Well, today my wife met up with a girl she went to school with and she looked at my wife and asked her who did her work?

My wife was shocked by her question and well not sure what she ment and said "I'm a home health aid"

Woman said "no, who did your lift."

My wife explained she never had work done. My wife also found out the woman had 4 kids and of course the woman bragged about having them. My wife explained that we didn't have kids.

We have tried but unfortunately we haven't had them.

Anyways the woman shrugged. Must be nice to have no stress in your life. Maybe if I was selfish enough not to have kids I'd look like I did in high school. She also did remind my wife that she has gain a lot of weight since high school.

My wife wasn't that hurt by that comment. She has been fat all her life and been on every diet. She doesn't want that band thing doesn't feel it is safe. She tries to eat healthy when we can and just goes about her life.

BUt that run in has her really irked about looking so young. I don't know why it is so important to her to look her age when most women would kill her her luck but she almost views it as a curse.

any suggestions?

Please can anyone explain to me what google glass is?

Well the hits just keep on coming for us!

Not only do we have a vet bill with Brody and his up coming surgery BUT finally my wife's payment stub for Healthcare came in. Now she finally was able to sign up by beginning of Dec. the and the plan that would best help her ended up in the $200.00 range. Ever since that fungal pneumonia that nearly killed her her lungs have not always been the best. She is goin to need an inhaler and breathing treatments once in a while. She has a box of Albutoral from her last time with pneumonia that she has been using sparingly but once in a while like in the summer when the humidity really gets bad she needs that help of a breathing treatment.

Anyways long vent short she has been waiting for the statement to come to pay the bill. Waiting to get her book and cards and all that. nothing shows up. Call the company a couple times they state she should be getting it in today's mail. It is a double bill for Jan and Feb. $410 by jan 28.

Why does it seem like when we think things are going our way and we see the light at the end of the tunnel we get slammed with a pile of Shit.

Her sister is still planning the surprise party ( which is now lunch at a resteraunt) for their mother's 75th birthday.

Brody the cat and the lump

Now insurance...

Wife is crying at the moment but I'm sure she'll figure something out.

I just needed to vent. Thank you for that.

Something has got to give

Pet lovers will you send warm wishes to my cat.

Wife asked me to post this:

Our baby Brody will going in for surgery--the vet found a lump on his neck Friday-- he will be going in for surgery Feb 3rd.

His blood work was good. Kidney working, liver working and blood sugar normal. But they won't know if the lump is cancerous until they cut it out.

So please send some good thoughts.

His eye is healing nice we have been putting the ointment on. and trying to get the Amoxicillin in him twice a day. I'm still trying to figure out how he got pneumonia. He's an in door cat.

Yes I will admit with me working 40 hours and my wife working 40+ we haven't been around our babies as much as we should and my wife feels like the worse owner in the world.

We are saving up for the surgery and our landlord is being nice enough to let half the rent on the 1st and the second half on the 7th of Feb.

Let's hope all goes well and the surgery is no more than the vet said it would be.

Has any country decided to Boycott the Olympics in Russia due to Russia's Anti-Gay stance?

I know countries have boycotted the games in the past but I was wondering has any country decided not to go?

Once upon a time my Sister-in-law was raised in a democratic union loving home than she got married.

She is a Republican lover now and her mind set has completely changed.

My wife and s-i-l 's mother is turning 75 in Feb. Now around late Sept wife thought it would be nice to have a 75th SURPRISE birthday party for her mother. We had finally gotten over that hump of the $800 in car repairs we needed done and living in our new place we are hoping to eventually get a nest egg going or at least a small savings.

anyways mother in law is always having money issues. she is retired and even though between the pension and social security she is making about what she made each month working ( she retired about 12 years ago.) she is always in a bind. My wife is always trying to help her out when she can. After christmas she begged me and I eventually agreed to add her to our cell phone allowing her to make calls long distance and talk unlimitedly.

Now keep in mind we are stuck in this hell hole of a town because of my wife's crazy idea of obligation to her mother. SIL couldn't wait to leave and only comes in to town and stays the min. amount of time. So after christmas wife wanted to nail down if we are doing the party OR as SIL first suggested give the mother the money and forget the party.

Wife flipped flopped on the issue and than sil BUT today SIL insisted that they have a party and demanded to know when wife was going to come up with her half of the $500 bill for the rental space and catering.

This news came after I gave my wife some bad news of our own Our cat Brody-and the one she is attached to is really sick and has issues. To back up a little we notice Brody has an eye infection and my wife was worried he was losing weight. Brody is a bean pole--at least if he was a human but the lightest of the 3 cats. so she makes an appointment with a new vet. We had a vet but let's just say the vet pissed me off and I had no intent on going back than we moved and all those problems and wife getting the new job and than the new move. We care for our cats. We love our cats but a vet visit was low on our list for a while Giving them food shelter love and a safe place to live was higher.

anyways $150 dollar visit not ONLY med for the eye infection BUT YES he is under weight, and he has pneumonia and THAT isn't the worse part they found a lump in his neck that they need to operate on. Surgery will be starting around $150 -200. The blood work showed his blood sugar normal, kidney and liver functioning well so that was good news.

So my sister in law expects us to come up with money for a party at a place she hasn't booked yet AND yet gets pissy at my wife for believing we should do a small cake and give her money and time together. My wife is going to help out her mom after this party is over and sil things she has done the greatest thing in the world and goes back home two states away..

Any suggestions?

Also what is the best way to get liquid meds down a cats throat and ointments in his eye.
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