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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84447 Apr 22, 2013
On the train ride home on Friday, I was checking FB and my niece posted pictures of their flooded home in Elmhurst. They have a tri-level ranchy thing, with the garage and family room on ground level and then there is still a basement off of that room. The first pic was of water rushing down the stairs from the LR into the basement, that was already full of water. The road in front of the house was so flooded that water was just rushing in through the garage. It was sorta horrible to look at...

Then Saturday me and the girls spent 15+ hours in the car with the MIL, driving to and from roughly Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We might as well have driven to Florida. It got so bad, that the last time we stopped, my butt kept buzzing long after we were out of the car. It was like the car version of sea legs...

But the puppy is adorable and the girls were REALLY good (I did have to put a stop to the fourth viewing of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimeron. The soundtrack is by Bryan Adams and between that tripe and the road hypnosis, I thought I might just snap). The puppy settled in between the girls in her very little harness attached to the seat belt, like she belonged there. I got the feeling that it was like she was already part of the clan and she had just been waiting for us to show up.

So when we got home Dickie was watching The Hobbit and I was just about to go to bed when he comes in and says "there are spiders, mama! Will you come watch it until they're gone?" So I ended up watching the rest of that movie and didn't go to sleep until after midnight. I was so tired on Sunday that at about 11am, I passed out on the couch for half an hour. And then because I didn't see the first part of the Hobbit, I watched it again after the girls went to bed. Didn't go to sleep until after midnight again.

I'm a little out of it today and will be going to bed tonight no later than 9pm. I swear!

Since: Jan 10

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#84448 Apr 22, 2013
Winter storm coming here today. 6-10 inches of snow predicted for us.

Since: Jan 10

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#84449 Apr 22, 2013
Squishy: I was born in Cedar Rapids. ;)

And I can't stand Bryan Adams.

So Team SQuishy today.

Since: Jan 10

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#84450 Apr 22, 2013
Also, very good Mia news. On Saturday, I gave her another appetite stimulant (she gets them only every three days), and by Sunday, she was eating like crazy. Not big amounts, but at least she was eating cat food the first time in two weeks she's eaten, really (other than cat treats, and late last week, she wasn't even eating those). She ate at least five times yesterday. And she ate this morning, then I took her to the vet where they checked her over and took out her stitches, and when we got home, she headed right for the food bowls and started eating some more.

Yay!

Since: Jan 10

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#84451 Apr 22, 2013
She's down to 5.94 pounds.

Since: Jan 10

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#84452 Apr 22, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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She's just immature and coming off of a really sh1tty childhood. I don't think this guy is smart enough to run.
I think you're right about your assessment. I think she also feels overwhelmed by this new adult life and realizes she's illprepared for it.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84453 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I think you're right about your assessment. I think she also feels overwhelmed by this new adult life and realizes she's illprepared for it.
I agree! I hope they wait to get married for a few years!!!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84454 Apr 22, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I agree! I hope they wait to get married for a few years!!!
Allegedly next summer. But they have no money and I think they think that weddings just materialize. So I don't see it happening, unless they hit up the JOP, which his parents would be pissed about.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84455 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Winter storm coming here today. 6-10 inches of snow predicted for us.
You've got to be effing kidding me. It's May next week. I'll be there in less than three weeks and there had better be no snow, or heads are gonna roll.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84456 Apr 22, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, our chat with SIL went over like a lead balloon. It pretty much ended...nay, began, with her storming out of the restaurant.
Casual conversation about them switching schools and why do they think that it will be different socially. What if it's not? Her: "I'll just isolate myself even more. Us: That's not really an answer. If you're going to be a psych major, you're going to have to stop being so hyper critical of other people. Her: "I'll switch majors." That's not the answer, either. You need to learn to deal with people and make friends. Plus, your future husband here is going to be a pastor. Pastor's wife is a job in and of itself which requires you to deal with people diplomatically. Her: "What can I say? I'm a d1ck. I don't want to talk about it." (storms out of restaurant) And I thought she wasn't self-aware. Cue to us having a 20 minute convo with the fiance about it while she sat outside pouting.
"What can I say? I am a dick?" That was her response? The funny thing is how that contradicts all her other statements about how everyone else is doing things wrong. You have got yourself one heaping handful there. And he is going to be a pastor? So what about her does he find endearing? Her attitude does not seem to be very pastor wife-ish.

Since: Jan 10

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#84457 Apr 22, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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You've got to be effing kidding me. It's May next week. I'll be there in less than three weeks and there had better be no snow, or heads are gonna roll.
We just moved cabin opener. Can't put the dock and diving tower out when the lake is still frozen. Two feet of ice right now.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84458 Apr 22, 2013
Whaaaa? Are you serious?
squishymama wrote:
So when we got home Dickie was watching The Hobbit and I was just about to go to bed when he comes in and says "there are spiders, mama! Will you come watch it until they're gone?"

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84459 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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We just moved cabin opener. Can't put the dock and diving tower out when the lake is still frozen. Two feet of ice right now.
In other words, I need to get on board and embrace the fact that I'm visiting winter in the spring. Gotcha.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84460 Apr 22, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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"What can I say? I am a dick?" That was her response? The funny thing is how that contradicts all her other statements about how everyone else is doing things wrong. You have got yourself one heaping handful there. And he is going to be a pastor? So what about her does he find endearing? Her attitude does not seem to be very pastor wife-ish.
Yes, yes, and I don't know. She's his first girlfriend, I think.

FWIW, I didn't use the angry judging things on your post. You've essentially said what I think.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84461 Apr 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
Whaaaa? Are you serious?
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Totally. He has a serious spider aversion; I hate to say arachnaphobia 'cause I ain't a doctor, but it's like that.

And the spiders in these movies are REALLY BIG. When we saw whichever Lord of the Rings has the big spider in it, I had to keep saying "Don't look, honey. No, not yet. Oh, really don't look now." until those scenes were over.

I've even had to put duct tape over the spider drawing on the spider killer spray we had to purchase at our place. They had taken over the back stairwell, and while they were not Shelob-big, they were pretty sizable.

Since: Jan 10

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#84462 Apr 22, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Totally. He has a serious spider aversion; I hate to say arachnaphobia 'cause I ain't a doctor, but it's like that.
And the spiders in these movies are REALLY BIG. When we saw whichever Lord of the Rings has the big spider in it, I had to keep saying "Don't look, honey. No, not yet. Oh, really don't look now." until those scenes were over.
I've even had to put duct tape over the spider drawing on the spider killer spray we had to purchase at our place. They had taken over the back stairwell, and while they were not Shelob-big, they were pretty sizable.
NIck's pretty bad when it comes to spiders as well.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84463 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Winter storm coming here today. 6-10 inches of snow predicted for us.
Seriously? Just don't push it over to Chicago. Geez! It's may in another 1 1/2 weeks!!!

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84464 Apr 22, 2013
What does he do @ halloween? That is a huge phobia, but I guess as long as he has you and his daughters to squash them for him...
squishymama wrote:
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Totally. He has a serious spider aversion; I hate to say arachnaphobia 'cause I ain't a doctor, but it's like that.
And the spiders in these movies are REALLY BIG. When we saw whichever Lord of the Rings has the big spider in it, I had to keep saying "Don't look, honey. No, not yet. Oh, really don't look now." until those scenes were over.
I've even had to put duct tape over the spider drawing on the spider killer spray we had to purchase at our place. They had taken over the back stairwell, and while they were not Shelob-big, they were pretty sizable.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#84465 Apr 22, 2013
My nephew A used to be afraid of spiders, to the point that one night in a fit of frustration, SIL told him to go to bed or the spider was going to come out. but, my mom started playing with a halloween spider that's matbe 2 feet across and kinda cute. he got over it, to teh point that one time on skype A started mumbling about sometihgn, and SIL told my mom that A was telling her about the spiders in the corner. now he kinda likes bugs, but cars aer still #1 and trains #2 in his book.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#84466 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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NIck's pretty bad when it comes to spiders as well.
I really don't like spiders, either. I'd think I would rather be in a pit with 1000 snakes than have one spider on me.

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