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  1. Hale Navy is dark, like SW Naval. Since you said you want lighter, look at BM Gentleman's Gray (spoiler, it isn't gray at all). It's a smidge lighter than Hale Navy. You really must do samples. You never know how it will look in the space. I second (or third) going with lighter uppers. I would only do the blue on the lower cabinets and would go with white/light neutral countertops and uppers.
  2. The Bernie memes are giving me life. He's not my guy, but these memes are pure gold.
  3. This made me think of Ben Affleck's little tiny 😉 mask. I won't post the picture because of the celebrity photo problem but here's a link https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/ben-affleck-little-mask What is wrong with that man?
  4. I'm completely fine with it. I really don't think this is being spread via fomites. Bring a can of lysol and spray things down if you're really worried.
  5. This was my MOB dress https://www.amazon.com/Calvin-Klein-Quarter-Starburst-Aubergine/dp/B08JJGD6KR/ref=asc_df_B08JJGD6KR/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=488368737789&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11463375694534841544&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032090&hvtargid=pla-1101685234735&psc=1 Small, morning wedding. Not super formal.
  6. I like all of your options. I'm drawn to jewel tones for MOB dresses. I would avoid green and gray. MOB should get her own color. If you love blue, go for blue! I would order a couple, try them on/make returns, rinse-repeat.
  7. No, I can't say that it makes me feel jealous at all. It sometimes concerns me when a child turns to dd23 (most often it's ds18) because she is unwise and often gives bad/toxic advice. I delight in ds18 and dd16's friendship. There were some years when their maturity wasn't a match and they grew apart and that really bummed me out. But now they're back on the same level and close again. I don't even mind when they keep secrets from me (dd always knows Ds's girl status before the rest of us). Not that you were asking this, but I also have the inter sibling jealousy dynamic with my ki
  8. The truth is, there's not a lot of data on it. The only people I personally know who have had Covid and then the vaccine are younger and they didn't react any more strongly than I'm hearing everyone else is. I would be cautious about the Pfizer vaccine (and probably avoid it), as there has been some concern about higher than normal bad reactions and deaths in the elderly. I think you're right to be concerned.
  9. Are you in CA, too, or is it just like this everywhere?
  10. My son is the same and he's waaaaayyyy down the list. It upsets me. Dh, a high school baseball coach, is going to get his soon because he's a school employee. While I'm grateful for another level of protection for our household, it still bugs us that the most at risk person in our house is getting his vaccine so much later.
  11. We've had the same fight here, except our students are spread out across about 6 different counties and each county is doing it differently. It seems like the most consistent route has been for people to contact their primary care providers, but people are getting it however they can. I logged onto a county zoom and harassed our health officer in the chat box about it. He ignored me in the zoom but my county updated the website the next day to include students in healthcare. It's been a huge oversight, for sure.
  12. For sure, I wouldn't bother confronting her. It won't change anything and will only serve to engage you further into her narrative.
  13. I think western culture's emphasis (especially mom culture) is to prioritize the kids over the husband. The general drift always seems to be in that direction. Dh and I work with a lot of couples and families and I truly cannot recall a single time that I've witnessed an unhealthy prioritizing of the marriage over the children. However, I have seen countless couples faltering under the prioritization of the children over the marriage. Countless. So, I think when people say "prioritize the marriage" what they're saying is "don't neglect the marriage."
  14. I can see why you feel the way you do. My suggestion would be to 1) be willing to spend a little money, 2) be willing to not bring the kids, 3) be willing to eat out. *What* you can do is actually endless. I do think it would be good to invite him to be the planner while you try to be the enthusiastic passenger. I think your main job right now is to embrace the idea and not put obstacles up. ETA: I want to clarify the be willing to eat out. It's not that food has to be involved but it is that it's a pretty convenient obstacle if you eliminate it from the options. I think you shoul
  15. Dh and I are big, big fans of date night. I have no problems leaving my kids home while we go out. For dh and I, this is one way we nurture our relationship. Of course, there are many ways to accomplish this, but for us, dedicated time together as a couple is a cornerstone. Having older teens and young adult children, I can also say with all confidence that those kids leave and don't look back. They build their own lives, separate from yours (as they should), and what you are left with is your marriage. So, date night or not, IMO you have to find some space for the marriage to flourish in the
  16. We're taking at least one legit vacation and probably a couple of college trips.
  17. I miss our king. We have the most comfortable mattress I've ever experienced (tempurpedic) but I still miss the space of our king. We had to down size when we moved.
  18. ZOMBIE. Also, I think we found our runaway ex.
  19. As a business move, I think it's necessary. I was a little nervous about the mRNA technology at first but now I'm pretty excited about the simplicity and adaptability of it. I think this will be an important tool for humanity.
  20. Pfizer is going to be out-competed by Moderna in the long run. The storage/transport issues and fragility are just way too cumbersome.
  21. She was so bad that I started an iPhone note with the titles of her threads. They were always incredibly anti-Christian. I just deleted it recently when I was purging my phone. That was allowed to go on for way too long.
  22. Day 3 update: The joint pain increased to moderate on day one, decreased to mild on day 2, and is so far gone on day 3. Arm pain was pretty bad yesterday and limited my range of motion but is about 80% better today. I've been taking Tylenol on and off, though I'm not sure it makes a huge difference. So that's about it! It'll be interesting to see the difference for my second shot.
  23. Y’all were right, I was wrong.
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