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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 01:59 PM
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29. No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life
that is on the weird side! Please don't get upset about seeming rude, because you weren't! Yesterday wasn't one of the most pleasant days on the planet, and any excuse to rant about it was most welcome! (Everyone needs a small pity party once in a while, you know.) Plus, you gave me a chuckle as I pictured someone thinking of a solid month or so of sexy nighties, etc. -- :woohoo: If only! :)

You put the "you rock" icon in there, so I knew you were just doing some friendly teasing -- and heaven knows I'd love a month or so of "nothing to do but get pregnant the old fashioned way" (and so would the hubby! :woohoo: again!), so, who wouldn't have a moment or two of envy for a brief "live like a pasha" fantasy?

Infertility stuff totally sucks, and fortunately, I can blame Reagan -- did you know he refused to fund infertility research for what turned into TWELVE YEARS because (thanks to his whack job interpretation of his stupid religion) he was worried that it was too much like "playing God?"

:banghead:

Anyway, its one of the many blessings we have thanks to President Clinton -- one of the first things he did within a week or so of being in office was sign an executive order allowing funds to go for infertility research (which we were now woefully behind on, because England had started this stuff in 1978!), which brought the cost of a "standard" in vitro fertilization cycle down from the $60-75K range into something affordable by the first time we tried it in 1999 w/donor to about $18K. God bless him!!! With one out of five couples facing these issues, its once again thanks to the foresight of a good man that good things can happen. Junior and his crowd have been throwing more paperwork at us, and making it more difficult. Would you believe I actually had to sign a form saying whether or not I wanted my sister tested for communicable diseases someday in the future if we decide to donate any leftover embryos to another couple? She had to test clean before she was acceptable, and has to test again in six months thanks to the new regulations, but if she gets something five years from now, its not like it can magically fly from her to Portland, infiltrate its way into the clinic, read the labels to find our frozen embryos, and then contaminate all of them -- its a case of GIVE ME A BREAK STUPID REGULATIONS and WHY do I have to fill out paperwork like that???

:banghead:

Back to today -- I wasn't offended, and I apologize if I hurt your feelings. As I said, I'm a little stressed out, and a tad hormonal. Its only going to get worse -- I am SUCH a joy to be around! (snicker)
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  -The E-Mail I sent Nancy Skinner (Dem Candidate for 9th District, MI) IdaBriggs  Jun-16-06 01:30 PM   #0 
  - Hi, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:35 PM   #1 
  - That would be sweet! What will you be doing there?  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 01:41 PM   #2 
     - Yes, I've been volunteering on her campaign  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:50 PM   #3 
        - Yup. I really want to know where she stands on stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 02:10 PM   #4 
           - Hi Ida  skinner4congress   Jun-16-06 02:23 PM   #5 
              - Thank you, Amy. You can also print them out directly from here....  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 04:02 PM   #6 
              - Amy, Just Print them from here. Certainly you know how to copy and paste  bfealk   Jun-17-06 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Here's a better question:  Lefty48197   Jun-18-06 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Any word on when I should expect some answers?  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Ida....  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:17 PM   #10 
  - doh..  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:26 PM   #12 
     - I hope my answer was okay with Nancy.  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:54 PM   #13 
        - It was a great answer -- it didn't offend me, and it reinforced that  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:18 PM   #15 
           - Thanks for your patience, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 01:24 PM   #16 
  - busy week  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:24 PM   #11 
     - Sharon has already hit me up! (LOL!)  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:17 PM   #14 
        - I showed Nancy your questions  skinner4congress   Jun-19-06 01:52 PM   #17 
  - So, I'm kicking this, because I still want a response.  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 02:58 PM   #18 
  - Calm down Ida....  weeksbr1   Jun-29-06 03:08 PM   #19 
  - Actually, its been two, and I'm not throwing a fit (yet) -- just reminding  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:08 PM   #21 
     - Sorry...  weeksbr1   Jun-30-06 01:30 PM   #28 
        - No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 01:59 PM   #29 
  - Ida  SharonRB   Jun-29-06 03:44 PM   #20 
     - I can certainly understand that -- see answer to weeksbr1! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:12 PM   #22 
        - LOL -- probably TMI for a lot of people here, but you had already  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 09:44 AM   #23 
           - Thank you, Sharon. I was having "a moment" when I responded  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 10:22 AM   #24 
              - Your hubby seemed like a really nice guy when I met the two of you n/t  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:08 AM   #25 
                 - Thank you, again! He is! He is truly the most wonderful man on the planet!  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #26 
                    - Actually, now I don't think anyone is going to be in this weekend  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Its Thursday after a long holiday weekend. What do I need to do to  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 01:23 PM   #30 
  - Nancy's answers  skinner4congress   Jul-06-06 02:20 PM   #31 
  - Amy, I *did* visit the website, which is where I got the e-mail address.  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:08 PM   #33 
     - Ida, it's been a month, you're going to be disappointed...  weeksbr1   Jul-14-06 01:12 AM   #42 
        - Ah, but you are almost missing the point --  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:07 AM   #46 
  - I have family spread out all over the place  skipos   Jul-06-06 02:23 PM   #32 
     - Sigh. I get that. Its one of the reasons the Katrina response was so  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:12 PM   #34 
  - Here's the ONLY question that I DEMAND be answered by Nancy Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-08-06 01:33 PM   #35 
  - You've got your answer on that one, Lefty!  SharonRB   Jul-08-06 02:44 PM   #36 
  - Time for the weekly kick. Close to four weeks w/No Response.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 09:39 AM   #37 
  - Ida -- Nancy has a new campaign manager  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 10:04 AM   #38 
     - Yes, thank you Sharon  skinner4congress   Jul-13-06 01:55 PM   #39 
        - I'll call Daren, since I might be in Portland during the picnic.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 03:49 PM   #40 
           - They're usually there until about 7, Ida.  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 05:33 PM   #41 
           - Did you get some answers?  cbarry   Jul-19-06 07:32 AM   #43 
              - Great answer and welcome to DU, cbarry  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 07:56 AM   #44 
              - Honestly, I got caught up in some personal medical stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:00 AM   #45 
              - Some just can't be answered on paper ..  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:04 PM   #48 
                 - Exactly!  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 05:53 PM   #50 
              - That wouldn't work for me  bfealk   Jul-19-06 02:00 PM   #47 
                 - I would use canned responses & staff  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:22 PM   #49 
  - Why don't we all send lists of inflammatory questions to N. Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:50 PM   #51 
     - Do I detect a note of sarcasm? Or maybe frustration?  pwreid   Jul-22-06 11:10 PM   #52 
        - Randi loves Nancy  SharonRB   Jul-23-06 06:09 PM   #53 
 

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