“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75488 Nov 4, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
good luck, chel.
hope things are going ok, Jess. i've been keeping you in my thoughts.
i'm enjoying a weekend just for myself, this time around. i think we'll ahve to go out and rake some leaves today, but my jackass neighbor hasn't done a damn thing about his, yet, so i'll have to hope for winds from the ohter side this week.
gramma is settling in to her new place. she's starting to bitch about things, so we know she's over the initial shock of moving in. so, we're telling her over & over to tell the staff that she didn't get the breakfast she ordered or that lunch was cold. the staff can fix that, not us. but, that's par for the course for her - complain to everyone BUT those who can fix something.... in otherwords, she's fine! ;-)
Glad your gramma is settling in. My dad had his 5th back surgery Wednesday and they are going to send him to a rehab center aka nursing home. Hugely traumatic for my mom who associates it with a warehouse where one is sent to die.
The hospital social worker does a survey of local places to see who has a bed and a skill level needed. Then we clear it thru my sister who is with a hospital in Chicago and then we try and sell it to my mom. Her inability to function on her own has been spotlighted this week, separate and apart from her usual attention seeking behaviors. My dad will most likely heal; my mom will not get better. None ofus sibs are prepared for what that means on a practical basis I am afraid.She is enormously resistant to any change.

Enough about me- how is teh B&G? Your SIL settling down as a single person yet?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#75489 Nov 4, 2012
PEllen wrote:
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Glad your gramma is settling in. My dad had his 5th back surgery Wednesday and they are going to send him to a rehab center aka nursing home. Hugely traumatic for my mom who associates it with a warehouse where one is sent to die.
The hospital social worker does a survey of local places to see who has a bed and a skill level needed. Then we clear it thru my sister who is with a hospital in Chicago and then we try and sell it to my mom. Her inability to function on her own has been spotlighted this week, separate and apart from her usual attention seeking behaviors. My dad will most likely heal; my mom will not get better. None ofus sibs are prepared for what that means on a practical basis I am afraid.She is enormously resistant to any change.
Enough about me- how is teh B&G? Your SIL settling down as a single person yet?
THey're doing ok... niece is apparently taking the role SIL used to have for her MIL. we've heard stories of other grandma showing up at the house, peering in the window, or even walking right in and whining for a cup of coffee or tea. SIL used ot be the one who went to the ends of the earth to do stuff for her MIL & FIL (at the expense of her personal time and was getting to be very co-dependant and feeding his alcoholism towards the end. SIL kept saying "ask YOUR SON to do this for you" and no one picked it up for her.). About a year ago (pre-breakdown) she started putting her foot down. other grandma is more co-dependent and useless on her own than we previously thought.

SIL is holding her own. she may have a roomie now, which will be a big help on the finances. her husband broke her smartphone, so she;s on an 'old fashioned' pre-paid flip phone now. she's not used to it, and hates texting on it, so we haven't heard from her as much recently. we take it as a good sign - no news is good news, so we take a deep breath when she calls...

good luck wiht your family... once we found a place for gramma, it was a relief. it started a new stressful chapter, but it was relief to get rolling.
Chazz

Tampa, FL

#75490 Nov 4, 2012
That is very good news

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75491 Nov 4, 2012
Thanks for posting Abby, Pellen. Here's Amy.

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/THS1P4LI48...

Hope you take the title in stride.:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75493 Nov 5, 2012

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75494 Nov 5, 2012

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75495 Nov 5, 2012
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/04/14...

Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?

Since: Jan 10

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#75496 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75497 Nov 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.
There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75498 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...
Makes you wonder what? You think she threw the kid in?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75500 Nov 5, 2012
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.

Since: Jan 10

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#75501 Nov 5, 2012
I believe it was an accident, but it was a preventable accident by a woman who had no thought process, just "my little toddler would love to see these wild dogs."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75502 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
I gotta just shake my head at this stuff. The walls and fences are there for a reason, people!

And yes, I think people assume that because the animals are in a zoo they're somehow less dangerous. They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off or get upset when their car is damaged because they got too close to the rutting buffalo. <more head shaking>

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75503 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
What did it say, cause its gone.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75504 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
feel free to PM me whatever disgusting filth you were trying to post.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75505 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off
WTF? Where in the hell have you read about this? I've never heard of such stupidity and would say you're making it up if I thought you had a motive to do so.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75506 Nov 5, 2012
You have got to be kidding me... I have never heard of this type of asshattedness.
squishymama wrote:
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where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75507 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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I gotta just shake my head at this stuff. The walls and fences are there for a reason, people!
And yes, I think people assume that because the animals are in a zoo they're somehow less dangerous. They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off or get upset when their car is damaged because they got too close to the rutting buffalo. <more head shaking>
I had to do a web search on this, not to call you out, but to read about these idiots. However, the first thing I found was on snopes calling it an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/bearmau...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75508 Nov 5, 2012
It's still there for me. All I said was:
"People in the comments on CNN's version of the story are saying "Why didn't bystanders jump in and k i c k the d o g s away?" Ah, yeah, if it was my kid, sure, I could see doing that. Bystander? I don't think so."

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75509 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Makes you wonder what? You think she threw the kid in?
I dunno, people have done worse. Probably not, but...

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