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Yvonne Renee

Yvonne Renee

I'm a stay-at-home-mom of 2 beautiful boys, married, and I enjoy scrapbooking and watching tv/movies. Came to the bay area in 1997 from NJ.
In preparation for the Candy, I mean Holiday, Season, ‪#‎ThrowOutThursday‬ involves throwing out old candy. If it's not in a wrapper, it's automatically gone. If I don't like it, it's gone. If I don't think the kids should eat it, it's gone. That about leaves DumDums and a few bags of Skittles. =)
Smarties last forever. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
After the 'Tantrum from Hell' over the summer, I cut candy and baked goods from the kids' diet. The improvement in behavior has been so obvious, I know I made the right decision. m9m, I'll send you all the Smarties. =) - Yvonne Renee
So, exactly how many new shows are there about superheroes? Gotham? Flash? Already watching Agents of Shield... I need to get my TiVo going!
No, seriously... Are there any others I should know about? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've really liked Arrow, but that one's not new :) - Jennifer Dittrich
I think there are a few more then that actually coming this year hmm Jed might know - Steve C Team Marina
We WERE watching Arrow, but he kept making annoying choices. So we gave up. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've had this stupid cough for a month now. Luke, too. The coughing gets so intense sometimes that I feel completely helpless. I'm almost certain dr would say it's viral, but I just have to get looked at. =(
Better to get it checked out and have it be nothing than the opposite!! xxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
I agree. Definitely get it checked out ASAP. I hope you get relief soon. Xoxo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hoping for rain!!!!
Me too! I may even ride my bike to the ferry in the rain, since I have a cover for my backpack. :-) - vicster: full-bodied
Happy 9th Birthday, Sammy!
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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
To bed too late, up too early... Rough day coming up!
Time to fire up that coffee brewer! :) - imabonehead
I just HAD to make sure all my iPhone videos were loaded onto my laptop before upgrading iOS. Then I HAD to sign Logan up for soccer. Then I HAD to pick a photo package for picture day today. You get the idea... =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Went to the podiatrist yesterday - the first time in 2-1/2 years! He thinks the shooting pains in my heel are due to the fact that the padding in my orthotics has worn down as have my cork heel lifts. He also told me (again) that I need to wear shoes in the house which I can't stand.
I also stopped at Fleet Feet to get 2 new pairs of sneakers. Wearing new shoes, better lifts, and repadded orthotics in the house makes me feel SUPER TALL! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
He also wants me to come back in 6 weeks for X-ray and MRI to figure out why I'm still having foot pain and soreness still. Sigh. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Can you wear slippers in the house, or does it have to be sneakers? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Slippers don't fit my orthotics securely enough. :-( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Boo :( - Stephen Mack
I'm going to have to start using a periscope to see the back of my top shelves in the kitchen. #shortgirlproblems
^^this - Corinne L
I have a step stool. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I need at least a 2-step step stool. Even then it'd be hard! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I have a step stool with 2 steps, but the periscope would come in handy for the moments when I just want to know what's up there - I don't necessarily want to get out the stool, climb up and look. - Corinne L
My husband just gets me to do it for him. (He's 5' 2" and I'm 5' 6") - April Russo
I would LOVE to share this on fb, but there's the embarrassment factor for my oldest... He's almost never had a dry night since he was potty-trained 3 years ago. Now that we've been using the bed-wetting alarm, he's gone SIX NIGHTS IN A ROW DRY! I want to shout it from the rooftops!!
Awwww, yay! That's super exciting!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
That's awesome! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
That's great! - vicster: full-bodied
We made it to 7 nights in a row. We're back to 0. =( But... progress! - Yvonne Renee
So I realize I may play down how much my foot actually hurts when trying to make an appointment with my podiatrist, but I'll be damned if I'll let my husband convince me I'm as bad off as someone with a broken foot.
:-( is he just wanting you to treat the injury more seriously or is he putting you down? - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
He thinks I should play up my injury so I'll get an appt sooner. I said I didn't like lying and he doesn't think it's lying. He says I don't stick up for myself. I think he's a hypochondriac. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
How is playing it down any better than playing it up when you're talking to a medical professional who may be able to help you if they know exactly how it's affecting you? - Slippy
It's really about getting the appt. The person making the appt has to assess whether you need an appt right away or can wait (up to a month or more). Didn't matter this time though. I got an appt for Monday!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
An FYI - I'm getting sharp shooting pains on the bottom of my right foot/heel. Loving the new pains... not. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Heel spur? I have one in each foot. - Jenny
It's totally possible that it's a heel spur, but I had major foot reconstruction 3 years ago so really it could be anything. =( - Yvonne Renee
Lol! I just told a complete stranger to 'lighten up' on fb. People can be so uptight.
#ThrowOutThursday! It's here! It's here!
Watching Stage 2 of American Ninja Warrior... If my yelling at the tv could get them through, they'd ALL be winners!
"Build you own Sunday". Go!
Sleep in, have a nice brunch ... - Kristin
Mine starts with sleeping until 9 and having a large hot mocha and French toast brought to me in bed. Followed by a spa day. A good book on a poolside lounge chair. Dinner and wine with my man. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Dance all night at White Ocean. Stop by the embers of the Man to pop some popcorn. Head out to Front Porch and have some penguin pee (vodka and lemonade) at the Lost Penguin. Regroup at Zoetrope, then watch the sun rise at Robot Heart. Chat, drink, sleep a bit, then spend the day working to tear down camp. Make White Russians. Eat some random food at camp like pasta and jerky. Then see... more... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
@Stephen Mack: is that how you spent your Sunday at BM? <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yup! A great day. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wow, Stephen. That sounds like such a good time. :) - Jenny H. from Android
^^^ - Betsy
I pulled a NJ left-hand turn this afternoon. John was PISSED!
Oh yeah, I get furious at people who do that in CA. It's illegal here (for good reason, I think). - Spidra Webster
It is? Whoops! The guy going straight was totally asleep at the wheel. I got tired of waiting. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I think you'd get a pass in a case like that. (And often the people who don't go are breaking the law themselves by paying attention to their phones instead of the road.) But people who turn left when the light turns green without yielding first to oncoming traffic? Illegal. - Spidra Webster
Hey! It's #ThrowOutThursday! I'm digging through this bag of old fridge magnets from our old apartment (2 YEARS!) and saying goodbye to a few. Hopefully then I can find a home for the others on the actual fridge. =)
Good job! I got rid of 2 bags of old blankets and dish/cleaning towels that had been taking up space but never used. Bagged up some clothes M doesn't fit anymore to take to the shelter too! - Tamara J. B.
Thanks! It's a little thing, but the bag has been mocking me for a loooooong time. Lol! Btw-animal shelters love old towels and blankets. Are you not keeping any of Marina's clothes? I kept some of my favorites. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Fridge magnets... So glad our current fridge isn't magnetic. :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina
I actually like my fridge magnetic, but it's hard to balance tasteful and cluttered. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Special note about magnets. If you have a door leading from garage to inside your house and IF that door is built to code it will be a fire door. And it will be a perfect source to hold all the magnets ever. maybe your washer and dryer can hold magnets, mine do. I have a 1000's magnet collection and only one lives in my kitchen; a bottle opener. Not sure what I'll find for #throwawaythursday. I could look for expired pantry items. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Even.tho.its.friday. #babybraindrain - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Great idea! I'll need to check. I THINK our door is built to code. =) I got rid of stupid magnets from pg&e and save the dates, etc. Sadly it didn't amount to much, but I feel better about attacking that bag. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yeah... Um... Our door isn't metal. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
sad face. to be to code they must be metal and shut on their own. clearly your builder or prev homeowner skipped out on a highly rated safety things. sorry. or it could just be CA code. - Lnorigb
It does close on its own though. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Anyone on QuizUp I should friend?
Challenge me! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen- I never know when you're online and I assume you don't watch Downton Abbey. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Me! I'll play more often if people I know are on there. Sadly I don't watch Downton Abbey but I'll play you on Disney stuff. - Corinne L
I don't have to be online! You can challenge me, then hit "start now" and I'll get to it sooner or later. - Stephen Mack
And I do watch Downton Abbey (1 season behind, though). - Stephen Mack
I had this realization the other day that I'm no one's granddaughter. That I'll never again get a birthday card with 'For You, Granddaughter' on the cover.
Then I realized that my parents are no one's son or daughter anymore. And that someday that will be me. Even though I believe in heaven, it isn't making life on earth any easier right now. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
((((Yvonne)))))) - Janet from FFHound!
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
I do most of my posting in the late evening when most FFers have checked out for the day... I never know if my posts are boring and no one feels like contributing OR if no one is actually seeing them.
With some posts, I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing so I just stay out of it. - Spidra Webster
I see a good deal of your posts. I'm like Spidra, though, with the additional issue of how often my comments try to make a post all about me, so I may type a response just to delete it a few minutes later. - Corinne L
Interesting. Thanks! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I always wish I saw more of your posts! - laura x from iPhone
I see them in the early morning east coast time. - Janet from FFHound!
This is me, too, girl. the curse of being on PDT lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& I delete lots of comments too mostly because I think I sound stupid - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
i'm like this most of the time. and, when i DO get comments, i'm imagining all kinds of subtext. - Big Joe Silence
Oh good. I feel better then. =) Most of the time I think I'm just looking for shared experiences, or even just a 'that sucks' or a 'yay!'. But I understand about writing and deleting comments, too. =) - Yvonne Renee
Seems we need a repository then. How about a PDT room? - MoTO: Team Marina
This really irks me. This came in the mail today, Sept 3rd.
That's just mean. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I swear they do that somewhat on purpose (just like the 5 hour energy commercial that's been running since August about how 'up until July 31st' they'll donate money from certain sales to a military charity.) I wonder if they hope you won't notice and bring it in anyway :P - Jennifer Dittrich
It says they accept coupons on smart phones, so maybe I should just do that instead. But dang! 50% off at Michaels? That could be awesome! - Yvonne Renee
I'm feeling completely zonked.
Me too. Sleep early tonight? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
OMG! Right after I posted this I completely passed out for an hour! I slept so hard there was an imprint of my fitbit on my cheek. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Haha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I need a Dr. Who chat room... Stat!
Here? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
For the new season! So many changes! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
So.... I don't want to jinx it by posting on FB just yet, but.... Luke is potty trained!!!!! YAY!!!!
Yay!!! - Anne Bouey
For the last few months I could tell it was just laziness on his part, but since Portland he's been wearing training pants with cute puppies on them that he does NOT want to soil. That, plus being homebound for a week and me making him use the potty every hour, has sealed the deal!!! - Yvonne Renee
Woohoo!!!!! That's awesome! I planning on kicking it up a notch with Emily once warmer weather sets in. I'll be taking her shopping for undies ^_^ - Melly - #TeamMarina
Warmer weather DEFINITELY made a difference. He either walked around in just training pants or naked when we were hanging out at the hotel in Portland and he really didn't want to pee on the floor... (thank goodness for that!) - Yvonne Renee
Hooray! (Sorry to be late.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Welcome home Stephen! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Have you, or anyone you know, ever regretted getting a dog? My husband seems convinced that it's too much money and too much stress and too much responsibility. I said that it's more love and more energy and more reasons to get out of the house to exercise. He suggested getting a smaller cage animal, but to me it's not the same thing.
Short answer, yes. Some weren't prepared for the work, or had an especially difficult dog, or resented that they were stuck with all of the responsibility. (Agreed, though, that a different type of caged animal isn't really a substitute.) - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thanks, Jennifer. It's true I hadn't considered that we could end up with a difficult dog. I was HOPING that if we adopted from the animal shelter we'd know some of the animal's short-comings beforehand, but they could also get sick. I really hope he comes around on this one. I don't think my life would be complete without a dog. We had 2 when I was growing up so I'm not going into this blindly, but he seems terrified. - Yvonne Renee
Gypsie (Siberian Husky) was a LOT of work, a lot more than I'd imagined. I'd never brought up a dog from puppyhood before, just had our childhood dog who was older than me, and then a foster dog who was already a few years old when she came into my care. A lot of times I thought "WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO??!!!" But she was totally worth all the angst :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly, I'm terrified of raising a puppy my first go at this. I JUST got done potty training my child! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm jealous of my friend's nanny. She gets to spend lots of time with my friend AND her kids. Maybe *I* should be her nanny! Lol!
#ThrowOutThursday! I sorted through Luke's old/too-small clothes, boxed up THREE boxes to ship back east, and bagged up more to return to the previous owner. PLUS I returned some things to OSH that were cluttering up the entryway. Less stuff in my house!
I unsubscribed from 3 catalogs! #lessclutterin - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Heading to post office today with FOUR BOXES!!! Woot woot! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
#SaturdayFF Riffing off Tam's snake post... Pets I've personally owned were 2 hamsters (Baby and Chipper) when I was a kid, and 2 snakes and a lizard as an adult.
My 1st snake was a red albino corn snake named Scarlet. Looked like this: She loved my shirt pockets and going around and around my waist through my belt loops. =) When I moved to CA, I gave her to my mom who was into breeding snakes at the time. That's when we found out Scarlet was a Rhett. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We had a water snake named Esther. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My second pet was a Chinese Water Dragon named Louis named after the main character in Interview with a Vampire. He looked like this: I loved that little guy! Just before I moved to CA I made the mistake of leaving his tank outside longer than I meant and I think it made him sick. RIP Louis. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
My 2nd snake was a Tangerine Honduran Milk Snake named Angie. I looked and looked for the exact colors I wanted. Looked like this: She spent a lot of time curled up in a cardboard tube. When I moved to CA, I gave her to my Aunt Dorothy (who is also a lizard freak). Not entirely sure how long she lived, but she sure was pretty! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Growing up we also had a poodle named Monique and a poodle-terrier mutt named Shipwreck. I can't wait to have a pet in my life again! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I never minded feeding frozen baby mice to the snakes and crickets to the lizard. It skeeves some people out, I think it's fascinating! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We raised mice in the garage. A couple breeding pairs we named, and we fed the babies to the snakes & sold some. We had lots of snakes, like six or seven. And rabbits in the backyard. And worms in a wooden bin under the rabbit hutches! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mice breed so fast. My mom did that to feed her snakes, too. Bunnies would be fun to own. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We fed Rosie live mice and I didn't like doing it but my cats sure loved to watch it. :-/ the pet store where we got the mice always put them in those white Chinese food take out boxes. The second I walked through the door with that box, the cats knew what time it was and they'd all gather around the tank to watch. - Tamara J. B.
Snake take-out food. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
lol! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sometimes a mouse got loose & it'd be like a Keystone Kops movie with the whole family trying to catch it before the cat did. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Raising rabbits was cool. Their babies look like rat babies. Then they get their fur & get round and their ears grow and there's almost nothing as squee as sitting in the grass with a dozen baby bunnies hopping all over you, chewing your hair & your shoelaces :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
it is trash & recycle day - chaz2b
I threw out the 3 shirts that I completely ruined by dying them pink the other night. Gave Adam a bag of bottles and formula M didn't like to donate to his co-worker who just had a little boy. - Tamara J. B.
A little late, but I'm adding 5 shirts to our donation box. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Ugh! Now Luke has a fever... Can't a mommy catch a break?
:( How's he doing? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woke up with a fever. Gave him ibuprofen at 7. At 11:30 he had a fever of 101.9 and I'm not supposed to give him more meds until 1pm. =( He doesn't seem to have strep though. Just the fever and a kind of congested cough. - Yvonne Renee
Poor guy. Summer fevers suck. - Stephen Mack
Of course, he just fell asleep and it's time for me to pick up Logan. =( - Yvonne Renee
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