oh my word.
I can't really blame the police for checking out a call like that, I'd think they pretty much have to. But what kind of busybody/nutcase/idiot *makes* calls like that based only on skin color????? Unbelieveable.
Go with a private renter. You will probably find someone.
But understand why they want to see a certain income, and maybe address that up front. Explain how you will manage to pay the rent, with your income as low as it is. As landlords this is a problem for us, when we have people wanting to rent, and the rent (which is low) is half or more of their monthly income. We know very few people can pull that off, and have been burned more than once this way. At...
This was done to me with my last 3 births. And though I was in a hospital, it was midwive who were caring for me. The one that started it, I bled very badly, so from now on they do it preventatively.
Yes, it hurts. This last time they did it very mildly to start with, but because of the amount of blood and size of the clots, they got more vigorous. It was seriously as bad as labor. But I would rather that than bleed out. And because I knew what the midwives...
meh. None of those things really scares me. I don't buy the conspiracy theories.
X-rays are a little different because issues with that kind of radiation is known and it's not like they're easily available for daily use anyway, and I know know a lot of people who have x-rays just for kicks.
Aspartame--kinda nasty but not killer. I prefer real sugar, or a natural sweetener like stevia.
We got 10 grand "back" in '09 (due to withholdings, EIC, child tax credit, and the special employment credit that year). And then *nothing* in '10. We had different circumstances and in '10 we didn't qualify for "earned income credit". That was a major disappointment.
This year I'm thinking it will be a little more moderate. Dh is employed, so there are withholdings, but not much. But we should get the EIC as he was employed for just about 6 months in '11. I...
FWIW, my last two weren't technically precipitous, but close--4 hours from start to finish.
And in terms of pain, they were very different, so maybe you will luck out this time. One of those for me was intense *and* painful, major back labor. Ouch. The other was very intense, but I don't remember it as painful.
Actually, a doctor (at least in an independent practice) may well "fire" a patient for either of those issues, and others, if they believe the person is choosing to harm themselves and that their medical care cannot help because the patient is obstinately choosing to self-harm rather than go through a process of quitting/getting healthy.
Yep it's normal.
You may feel better though if you do something early in the day, like showering and getting dressed. Obviously it's a personality thing, but for myself I feel *soooo* much better when I start out clean and dressed, even if I don't do anything else. If I needed to, I brought baby into the shower with me and just rinsed us both off. (My last baby loved that. He would close his eyes and go completely limp in the shower. Total bliss).
Well, dh and my kids actually help me a lot.
I often go through periods of self doubt and questioning my worth. Dh hands his paystub over to me with great flourish, and talks me up to the boys a lot. And they often talk about how glad they are that they are homeschooled by me--it got alot easier as they got older and started thinking about these things, and being able to express them. It was definitely much harder when they were littler, and had soooooo many...