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About somo_chickenlady

  • Birthday 12/13/1977

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  1. I have btdt, but it was my own mother yet worse. We moved to a different state just to get away from my parents. I ended up having to unfriend and block both of my parents and sister on facebook, and when we got new phone numbers they were only given DH's number. He is much better at dealing with them than I am, so any contact from them is filtered through him. I told him that unless it is serious, I don't even want to hear about it. There are some pretty serious reasons behind this beyond her behavior, but my mother is much like your MIL. There is no pleasing her or making her happy and like a PP said, once I realized that my frustration level is a lot lower. I just know I need a mediator.
  2. Talking on the phone and texting were both illegal where we used to live in Missouri. I'm not sure if it was a state or county law, but you could get pulled over and ticketed for doing either one.
  3. We have had THREE Keurigs die on us, even after doing everything they suggested, so we refuse to buy another one. I just stick to instant coffee for single cups. I think the store brand ones taste identical to brewed coffee, especially since I add creamer and sugar. I also REALLY like those Maxwell House instant cappuccino/latte things, the vanilla nut (vanilla and hazelnut) flavor is my favorite!
  4. As a CPST I would never trust a 4 year old to do it on their own, even if they were physically capable. You still need to get back there to check that he did it correctly, anyway. Do you have captains chairs or two bench seats? If you have captains chairs, can you remove one of them and put two in the far back seat? That would give you extra room to get back there to help with buckling.
  5. I have a ton of socks (and I do own nylons but RARELY wear them) but I'm not sure of the exact count. I wear them constantly in the colder months, but once it gets warm out I only usually wear them to bed b/c I wear flip flops most of the time.
  6. I just did our laundry last night, so I am all caught up!
  7. Sorry you are in so much pain Jean!! :( I'm doing good here, just tired.
  8. My dog is highly allergic to topical flea treatments. He had almost fatal seizures, which resulted in partial blindness, the very first time I gave it to him, and I only gave him a half dose!
  9. When he started school, and it wasn't cool to call me mommy in front of his friends. ;)
  10. If nothing else works, I would move the crate to another room. Our dog's crate is in the living room for this reason. Our dog frequently wakes in the night like a newborn, and the noise drives me nuts. Good luck, I hope you are able to sleep again soon!
  11. I have to sleep in skin tight clothing, and my legs and feet must be completely covered as do my shoulders, b/c anything loose rubs against my skin when I breathe and I can't sleep. It is physically painful when I feel my clothing rub against me, and I will have a panic attack. For some reason, I can have my arms bare without a problem (not my shoulders, though). *shrug* I wear full length stretch pants, a tight tank top, a tight t-shirt over that, and socks, every night. I also have to sleep completely under the covers with them pulled over my ears, even if I'm hot, and I have to sleep with a body pillow. I CANNOT have any breeze blowing on me, either...similar thing to the tight clothing. This drives DH crazy b/c he would prefer a strong fan on him every night and I just can't do it. Yes, I am fully aware of how weird I am. ;)DS sleeps wrapped up like a burrito every night, and DH can't have the covers tucked in at the foot of the bed and sleeps with one foot out at all times.
  12. My in-laws are absolutely wonderful. They treat me better than my parents and sister do, and I have a better relationship with them.
  13. I didn't read the other replies, but you can switch it to a previous version. My DH did it on our neice's computer, but I'm not sure how. I can ask him if you want me to...
  14. I'm glad you are doing well today!! :) After my terrible weekend, I am actually feeling really well today! I haven't had a seizure since early Sunday morning, which I am thankful for. They completely wipe me out. We are wondering if the fact that we had been eating takeout or restaurant food all week was the trigger behind all of my seizures (preservitives, maybe? I know hard alcohol triggers tonic clonic ones in me, so you never know...) We usually eat mostly homemade, but last week was crazy busy. We had homemade for the past two nights and other than the REALLY mild one Sunday morning around 7am, I have been seizure free!! I haven't had that many in one cluster ever before. Usually 3 or 4 is the max in one stretch, but if I had to guess I probably had around 30-40 in a span of 4 days. Crazy!!
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