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  1. Oh, huh, maybe just an ugly rumor then! I hope so, as we are hoping to build a house soon 😀
  2. I’ve heard that newer model stoves have a “safety feature” that prevents manual lighting. Even so, team gas. To the point that an electric range might be a dealbreaker for me.
  3. Also your avatar pic could possibly be recognized by someone who knows you. ((Hugs)) I hope you get the help you need.
  4. 18 yo DS had his first shot early April, had maybe a sore arm. Second shot mid-April left him feeling crummy for 12-24 hours, but he bounced back quickly.
  5. And in her circumstances it may be easier for her to tell herself he’s being “persecuted” and taking that as evidence of his “godliness” 🙄. Honestly, she’s probably going to need some serious deprogramming. Those poor kids. I’d like to kick her in the teeth for getting pregnant again, but realistically she may not have been given a choice in the matter (ie, denied access to BC, brainwashed to never tell him no, etc).
  6. I’m 12 yrs into educating my kids. We’ve done mostly independent homeschooling and home-based charter, with a bit of regular public and distance learning thrown in. Guess what? It’s ALL work. Yes, there are some nice things about sending your kid to school for any length of time, but you’re still parenting them and making sure homework gets done and lunches are packed and needs are met. Since this is not a JAWM thread, I’ll give you some unsolicited advice: avoid getting mired in the us-vs-them mentality. We are all just trying to do right by our kids. Different choices work for dif
  7. Another plug for Vionic Tides. I’m on my third pair. They usually last me at least a couple of years.
  8. My DH is one of 7 kids. 6 are married and there are 19 grandkids. Several times we have rented a huge vacation home (ILs usually pay a big chunk and all the kids pitch in some). Once we rented a whole campground that had a combo of cabins, tent sites and RV hookups. A time or two we’ve rented out a block of rooms in a hotel, but meals get tricky. It’s much better if you have a kitchen. My big advice is don’t over-itinerize it. The first few years we had reunions, my (then childless) SIL wanted to pack every second with activities. It was a nightmare for those of us with little kids, and
  9. I hate counter-height dining sets, because my legs dangle, which means the edge of the chair cuts into the backs of my legs and my feet go numb.
  10. Here's a video where she goes into some of it (I think this is 5th grade math): I think it was the discussion about how many times one fraction could "fit" inside another that sort of clicked it for me. That and the visuals with the chocolate bar and the pie.
  11. I’d have to go back and look, but I remember lots of graphics and she sort of walked them through a proof of it over a few lessons and then pulled it all together.
  12. Fraction division. I don’t think I ever truly understood it until I had to work through it with my kids. Something about the way it was taught in the Math Mammoth series finally clicked it into place with me. I think too often kids are just taught to multiply the dividend with the reciprocal of the divisor and there’s no explanation of why that works.
  13. I bet you eschew glazed crockpots and make people take their shoes off at the door too!
  14. After three days, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a phone call saying, “Hey, I texted you about making an appointment a few days ago, did you get that?”
  15. Same. I wish those of us who felt this way could find our ways to each other more often. I’d love to have a friendship where the give and take is more balanced.
  16. 😂 ok this makes much more sense! I was picturing slathering the entire cat in butter; she’s got med-length fur and a lot of it. That would be a terrific mess! @Paige yeah someone here said something about catios a few weeks ago, and I think we may buy one. It sort of depends on what the living situation is when we move. If we stay with family a bit while we have a house built, there’s an obnoxious little dog that will be added to the mix, and they’ll need to be kept separate.
  17. LOLLOL is this a typo? I’m picturing myself slathering this cat with butter, and I’m pretty sure I would not come through that intact 😂😂😂
  18. We are likely making a significant move this summer, relocating two states away, about a 12-hr drive. We have a cat who is strictly an outdoor cat (this is a JAWM point; she adopted us roughly 9 years ago and wouldn’t leave, and I am allergic to her). If the weather is bad we let her into the garage. My kids are very attached to her and they’d be pretty upset if we tried to re-home her. I guess I’m wondering about the logistics of moving a cat who has been outside at one location for 99.99% of her life. How do you take a cat like that on a 12-hour drive? I’m mostly worried about bat
  19. Gently, the thing that stands out to me here is that your DH has gone no-contact with his family but you have not. Consider seriously that you may be letting them “keep a foot in the door” by doing this. And now they are going behind your back to your parents, who may be helping them. Perhaps it’s time to go dark on his family as a united front. As for your parents, based on what you wrote here, if you want to have a talk with them, you can but you yourself don’t seem to think they’ll be receptive. It may be better to set blunt boundaries: “You may not talk to DH about his family/jo
  20. Learn to code or web design or graphic design stuff? Affinity has pretty affordable graphics software and a whole library of tutorial videos.
  21. No. We live in a rural area with almost no public transit, I have to run kids to multiple places, and my DHs work takes him to multiple locations most days.
  22. Lightning cables. I’ve purchased eleventy-billion in addition to the ones that came with the devices, but there’s never one at hand when needed.
  23. I’m so sorry. That would hurt my feelings too.
  24. OMGosh YES! It’s so annoying. And the pop up ads and the videos that start automatically. . .
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