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“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87463 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I was fairly inebriated by the time they got home, but I guess they were "asked to leave" for a number of reasons. Seems like it boils down to my SIL not being able to get along with anyone and being a general PITA. Dress code Nazi, whining about everything in general.
"They told us we needed to work out our problems with the other counselors ourselves!" J: "Um...yeah, you're adults, not campers."
Anyway, I hope they hike it on up to his parents house soon.
This does not bode well for you and J on a long term basis. If she can't keep a camp counselor job, gets him fired too, shows personality issues of being rigid and controlling and is generally immature, she is going to end up back with MIL or you and J with no end in sight.

Does she have a local pastor who she would listen to? And who would listen to you?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87464 Jun 20, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Guess it was too racy for Topix. They won't let me post it :(
awww

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87465 Jun 20, 2013
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-repo...

Stephen Colbert's tribute to his mom, who died last week. Very sweet.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87466 Jun 20, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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This does not bode well for you and J on a long term basis. If she can't keep a camp counselor job, gets him fired too, shows personality issues of being rigid and controlling and is generally immature, she is going to end up back with MIL or you and J with no end in sight.
Does she have a local pastor who she would listen to? And who would listen to you?
Tell me about it. And, yes, she does. But for now, I don't think she sees that she's the problem, and that's kind of the issue. I'm fine with her staying with us as long as she's working/looking for work, or in school, but if she decides to not make progress in life, she can go back with her parents.

It's really hard to be like "F you, get out." because of what we'd be sending her back to.

And I b1tch a lot on here, and it's frustrating, but she's made a lot of positive steps since we took her in 2.5 years ago.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Darby, PA

#87467 Jun 20, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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So since you're not married we can assume that you're a virgin?
Yeah, didn't think so.
I never claimed *I* had morals.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87468 Jun 20, 2013
Ugh, totally forgot about a lunch thing for work I'm supposed to go to today and just texted the dog walker basically begging. If she can't walk them today, I'll have to run home after the lunch and I'm sure that'll go over well. <eye roll>

Being a single mom is HARD.

(Disclaimer: I'm saying that tongue in cheek. I know dogs don't compare to kids, etc.)

Since: Jan 10

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#87469 Jun 20, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Ugh, totally forgot about a lunch thing for work I'm supposed to go to today and just texted the dog walker basically begging. If she can't walk them today, I'll have to run home after the lunch and I'm sure that'll go over well. <eye roll>
Being a single mom is HARD.
(Disclaimer: I'm saying that tongue in cheek. I know dogs don't compare to kids, etc.)
Being a single mom of CATS is the hardest thing ever! I couldn't open the kitchen windows last night because I wanted the house to stay cool. Rose was disappointed -- kept jumping up to the window and had to be content looking out through glass, with no breeze.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87470 Jun 20, 2013
Just ean into Flawless!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87471 Jun 20, 2013
ran

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87472 Jun 20, 2013
Not too hard I hope!
I sent her a msg over the weekend. Small world
Stina wrote:
ran

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#87473 Jun 20, 2013
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...

oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.

holy over-analysis, batman...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87474 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...
oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.
holy over-analysis, batman...
That's got to be a big relief.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87475 Jun 20, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Ugh, totally forgot about a lunch thing for work I'm supposed to go to today and just texted the dog walker basically begging. If she can't walk them today, I'll have to run home after the lunch and I'm sure that'll go over well. <eye roll>

Being a single mom is HARD.

(Disclaimer: I'm saying that tongue in cheek. I know dogs don't compare to kids, etc.)
Did you get the dog walker to walk the pooches?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87476 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...
oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.
holy over-analysis, batman...
Walmart has a great deal on smart phone plans, I think.$40/month for plenty of data/texting/calling.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87477 Jun 20, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Yeah, God forbid. We can't have people walking around who have morals.
Morals? Are you married? Have you EVER had sex? Thought so. STFU hypocrite!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87478 Jun 20, 2013
RACE wrote:
Not too hard I hope!
I sent her a msg over the weekend. Small world
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She works for the same company as me now. She's about to pop!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#87479 Jun 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Walmart has a great deal on smart phone plans, I think.$40/month for plenty of data/texting/calling.
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>

they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.

and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/

they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87481 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
I think that now, with TracFone, you can keep your phone number. You should look into it. I use a TracFone. I don't use my phone a lot (though I do use it somewhat regularly for texting and an occassional call). I'd say my cell phone cost, if I were to average it out, comes out to about $5-$10 a month. I don't use it enough to warrant an expensive plan and after getting stuck with a contract once and no useable signal, I never want to get caught in that again! I don't trust 2 year contracts.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87482 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
What about that one that's advertised on TV? I can't remember the name. Straight Talk maybe? Phones with big numbers,$10.00/month...<shr ug>

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87483 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Did you get the dog walker to walk the pooches?
Yes, thank goodness.

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