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  1. General Chat
    My 18 yearold has taken a lunch to school for the last 2 years and today he was saying I'm really getting sick of sandwiches. Anyone have any ideas of what else I could do as he takes a lunch daily because once he graduates he starts work full time (so glad his boss wants him full time).
  2. General Chat
    I have added a few photos to the album. There are a few of the kitchen and how it is progressing and a couple taken from the front balcony of the apartment showing the street they will be living on...
  3. General Chat
    The real breaking has started. I hope you like the photos. http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/members/dutchie-albums-follow-up-sons-apartment-building-progress.html
  4. General Chat
    As promised I will be posting before and after photos of the apartment. I have uploaded some of the photos. Unfortunately you cannot see in detail how bad it actually is for example how grotty the tiles (wall and floor) in the shower are. Absolutely everything in the apartment will have to be...
  5. Weddings and bridal showers
    These were taken before the party started for the most part. Her colors are pink and green. For the wedding they are going to be the soft pinks and greens so I did these a little brighter with black thrown in. I got the flowers from the dollar store and snipped them all off the stem and...
  6. Weddings and bridal showers
    Here are a few pictures from my dh's engagement party. It was July 17th the wedding is next year on July 2nd. I only have one pic so far of the decorations. The first pic is from the party, the second one is the fruit center piece and the side board that had decorated heart shaped cookies...
  7. General Chat
    I just heard today that a good friend of my sons is being treated for an agressive form of testicular cancer. He is 28. We have known him for many years. One of his testicles has already been removed and he will be undergoing radiation therapy as from March 25th. I asked him if he would mind if...
  8. Family
    As of Monday these boys are going to get back to chores. Since we've moved they have NONE!! I grew up doing everything since my Mom had to work 2 jobs so I have sort of a hang up asking them to do chores but DH is really bothered that they don't have anything but their rooms and bathrooms to...
  9. Family
    I am the first one to admit that I could better write this thread on the forum this evening but I quite nervous about this afternoon so I am writing before we go to the birthday party as well. For the folks who don't know about the situation and you want to know more, please read my HUGE...
  10. General Chat
    This makes me mad on so many levels: 1. I don;t like that they are trying to offer young ppl credit so early (even if it was a "mistake") 2. If someone got ahold of those offers, they could really screw up my kids credit before they even hit puberty! 3. What a waste of a tree! It's so...
  11. Family
    Ok not too long ago I was here sharing how DS11 was suspended for spanking a girl at school. Next issue different DS-DS10 was suspended today for tripping while he and other boys were horse playing and causing another child to trip over him and be hurt. Heres my question school policy reads: "A...
  12. Health and beauty
    DS#1 is still sick with the stomach flu and is trying hard to keep food down. He has eaten very, very little since Friday night. When I say little, I mean half a bowl of chicken noodle. He has consumed more liquid today than he has in the last 2 days. I am hoping he continues to improve, but he...
  13. General Chat
    I am just sick about this and need to vent or get this off my chest. Last weekend my son was at a hockey tournament. They lost their first game and when they went in the dressing room their coaches freaked out and were yelling and swearing at them. Lots of f words being used among others...
  14. Secondhand Shopping
    Today my oldest came home (13 yr old0 and had 3 binders like brand new. he ytold me they were chucked in the garbage by other kids, cleaning out their lockers. So he asked the janitor if he could have them, he said yes!!! he was so excited,, he came home and said he was going back behing the...
  15. General Chat
    My youngest son is at the United States Navel Academy and when he called me today he also let me. know one of his friends that he hung with was killed in Iraq a few days ago. He was 20. My sons best friend is over there right now but will be leaving Iraq and going to the Navel academy in July...
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    Not Worth My Son's Sacrifice by Cindy Sheehan 02/07/05 "LewRockwell.com" -- I was supposed to be on the Larry King Live show last week. I was asked to be on the show to offer my opinion on the election in Iraq from the perspective of a mom whose son was killed in the war prior to the...
  17. General Chat
    I may have mentioned this one before, but dd just bought herself a copy, it's one I'd been wanting to buy. it's called Saving Beauty from the Beast by Vicki Crompton and Ellen Z Kessner. It's about preventing teen dating abuse, and abusive relationship building in the very vulnerable teen...
  18. Education
    Mathieu was so nervous...going back to highschool, even if it's his second year, there.... Daniel was happy and proud to go back... Patrick was also happy and you know what he did when he came down the bus?....He hugged me tight by the waist and said he missed me.... and at home he told me...
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