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  1. General Chat
    when their son and/or stepson was involved in an accident. My dh and kids went out of town to pick up oldest ds' friend and coming back the "big" bridge was backed up with traffic at a standstill. There were five fire trucks present and a white pickup truck with a trailer hooked up to it over...
  2. General Chat
    This morning I had computer generated manufacturer's coupons and the cashier tried to refuse them. I insisted she call for a manager. The manager said they didn't take them from a computer, they had to be from a newspaper. I told her she was wrong. She started scanning the coupons and when I...
  3. General Chat
    We live in a cheap, but very cute apartment. My only real complaints are that we don't have a yard for the dog, and we have next to NO storage. Also it's an old-ish place and we can hear EVERYTHING that goes on upstairs. Since we've had the baby (well, before that), our upstairs neighbors have...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello, It's been a while since I last posted here. We've run into some financial difficulty recently because of job loss and now I feel like we're stuck until I find something full time. A little background. My daughter was born in 2006. At that time my husband was working full time with...
  5. General Chat
    I cannot believe that I have let 5 yrs worth of pictures sit in my computer! So...this weekend, I mostly worked on the chore of thinning out my albums ...keeping only the ones that I really want to print (when I can afford the ink). I'm not finished either!GGrr..I could just kick myself b/c I...
  6. General Chat
    Yeah, the title says it all. Last year at this time we were still doing clean up after a tornado ripped through our property. Then we moved to another state and experienced the most snow I had ever seen in one place: bad winter! And now today......... We have been having flooding all...
  7. General Chat
    A really good friend of mine's 3 year old had just been diagnosed with Leukemia!!!!! NO NOT THAT!!!! Please NOT that!!!!!! She is from the intererior and I just received the call that they came down to Children's hospital because of the dignosis... She is devastated... I am devastated...
  8. Pets
    After nearly 8 months, our female bunny had some kits...& she had given no warning that she would be having them like she's done in the past. Well...I woke up this morning & let the dogs out - when I went to let them back in, Asia had found something to gnaw on...I could have...
  9. General Chat
    This weekend has been the worst. Wednesday night my dd age 1 woke up with a deep cough a trouble catching her breath, so after a few neb treatments and about 4 hours, she went back to sleep. Thursday rolls around, dd-1 is feeling better, but we decide not to chance it, by traveling 2 hours...
  10. General Chat
    Its just 8:30am here and already 90 degrees. No breeze, no air conditioning.... Just me sitting here with wet hair and clothes cause their sticking to me! I need a 'Beware of Cranky' sign cause that's what I am right now. Plus I will be worrying about DH getting overheated too now. I've...
  11. General Chat
    We were supposed to have closing on the new house this morning, then we were going to move. I transferred all utilities, so that they would be cut off today, they are all on at the new house, etc... WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Closing was moved at the last minute to Tuesday! Now, mind...
  12. Quilting
    I have never quilted ok well I did make a few baby quilts but they were hand tied so they really took no talent We brought home 3 quilt tops dh grandmother hand pieced and parts of 2 others hand pieced but not assembled the other grandmother did in the 50's so would it be horrible If I had...
  13. Frugal Living
    I yelled at a child in the grocery store today. Loudly. Very loudly. Mother was there too. The mother had (frugally) brought old plastic bags to use. Her older child (6-8?) was amusing her little brother(2-3) by PUTTING THE BAG OVER HIS HEAD AND RUBBING HIS FACE IN IT. I yelled at the...
  14. General Chat
    Dh recieved the best raise that he ever has w/ any company that he's ever worked for (3K yr added to his base pay) so....... last night he wanted to take all of out to dinner to celebrate. For years,we had been wanting to treat the kids to the Chinese buffet -but for us, that was unthinkable(...
  15. Stepmoms and Second Wives
    I am 26 years old, and my husband is 36. He has a son from a previous marriage. His son is 13 years old ( I'm right between their ages! ), anyway... his son truly believes he runs our house. I find that myself and my husband fighting every time he is with us. We have every other weekend...
  16. General Chat
    Dd had a Christmas show at school tonight. The problem was that I didnt know about it untill one hour before show time. Apparently I didn't get that memo and my dd never said a word. She is only in kindergarten so I had no idea. At five I found a reminder note in her back pack. She was...
  17. General Chat
    I feel sluggish and icky. :( Yet I still ate those darn poptarts. (This is a start of a whiney rambling post.) We (meaning DH, me and our 2 kids) are house sitting for my mom this week (I got here last Thurday with the kids, DH came up the next day) and since we have been here I think we have...
  18. General Chat
    The skeeters are terrible around here this year. You can't even go outside past 7pm without them eating you alive. We've been talking about screening in our back patio so we can sit outside late in the evening and at night. Are the mosquitoes bad at your house? Dixie Jean
  19. Freebies
    This morning I got the SoyJoy bars.... I took a bite of the apple one, chewed it a little bit, and spit it out. The flavor isn't too bad but the texture doesn't agree with me at all. Has anyone else tried these?
  20. Adoption
    We have been foster parents for 5 years and 16 kids, all in the hopes of adopting. We have had a number of huge disappointments and finally went through genetic counselling and are currently 3 mos pregnant. Friday I get a call from the state "I have two sisters, 4 and 6 years old, legally free...
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