Yeah, ds knew he wanted to be a paleontologist from the age of 4. Now he thinks he wants to be an engineer (mechanical, not train, lol) like M. But yeah, that's where I got my name (Maiasaura) from, and he knew, and so did I, all the names of the dinos and what period they came from and all that.
Originally Posted by _ktg_
Had a bit of a turning point in my mind today... I actually disengaged from a conversation once I figured out the person would not listen (yeah its that
thread again) any other reasonable POV. I am proud of myself as normally I would stew on the response, and formulate how to argue my point better and instead I just walked away from it.
Oh, awesome! Doesn't that feel so good? I hate chewing on stuff-- in AA they call that "letting people rent space in my head" and it doesn't affect THEM at all. Just makes us all squirrely. Thanks for the card tip! Must go look! Did they have them in packs, or just individually?
Originally Posted by wombatclay
DH made me a necklace using silk thread and pearls (one set of 6 pearls for "everyone" in the family, and flanking sets of 4 pearls on each side for the four kiddos, and the clasp represents the two of us) because silk/pearls are the "12th anniversary items" on the list he has. :) I wasn't nearly as crafty, but I used the last of my gift card to get him two magazines he enjoys but never buys for himself. It was nice, and the kiddos were sweet too. I'm so lucky! :)
Yes, you really are! I thought DH wasn't a gifty sort? That's just extra amazing, then
Post Punk Kitchen? Srsly?
Originally Posted by CariOfOz
Our anniversary is this saturday, this is the 10th for us.. I can hardly believe it's been 10 years since we married! The littles are having a sleepover at nanny's (we're dropping them off at lunchtime saturday) and mum has given us a gift voucher to this lovely little restaurant they love (we've thought about going, but never have as it's a bit $) And we're going to go see a thoroughly UNromantic movie after dinner lol .. Unknown with Liam Neeson. Hot damn that man is nice to watch for a couple of hours hehehe.
Wow, another anniversary? Congrats to both you and Clay. Can y'all believe M and I are handfasted almost a year already, too? March 7th. I won't be up there till the 10th, but we're going to celebrate And check this out: one of his work buddies wants, with his wife, to get together with M and me as a couple How cool is that? It'll be our first time with friends, together. I feel so validated
And what you said, about LM's situation. That's exactly what I was trying to say, but you said it better. As always
Diet changes: sugar, YES, addiction. Nobody ever believes me, but yeah, I do full-on believe that sugar is addicting. Especially for alkies or people with alcoholism in the family. Tell you what, though, the farther away from it, the easier. Nobody knows better than me! I still LURVE it, but it's a lot easier to say No when I've been away from it for awhile. Once I have it? Ye Gods, it wants more of itself, and I can.NOT.control.it. at all.
Originally Posted by Aubergine68
Spent all last night dreaming of partying with the fairies, which was a nice change from stressful anxiety dreams lately, although not a restful sleep, as one might expect.. There was an awful lot of doing ponytails in everyone's hair in different/cool ways....
What a wicked cool dream!!!
Originally Posted by aweynsayl
deregulation of GM sugar beets? yipes! still true, though, yes, that GM anything cant be used in something called "organic"?? please say yes........
sweetsunshine~ card swap: card exchange. though, no one's PMed me, so..... ;-)
maia, re: age/etc... i think it all so varies by kid, just like all things. the "tw" was the "the wardrobe" part of "the lion, the witch...." (TLTW&TW) :-)
ds and i are taking down v-day decor today, and starting on "bring back the snakes" stufff. ;-) i'm going to crochet snakes for the wreath..... hee hee.
I don't think so...about the beets. I think they don't have to label it at all. It's getting right awful, really.
You know I want to do the exchange!
Yeah. It does vary by kid. I thought I made that disclaimer? If not, I'm sorry. I meant to
Snakes, lol, I am just celebrating Irishness. We're having corned beef, in the crock pot, and colcannon, and soda bread.
Y'all know (or maybe not) I have this huge affinity for Ireland, who knows why, but I have for a long time now. I thought it'd be such a dream-come-true to have an Irish guy since I can't just Become Irish all on my own (altho M says I am Irish by injection )-- and not only did I find my true love, but he's IRISH OMG, first generation American, he is. He had an accent as a very little, tried to squelch it in school because he got made fun of. And the teachers all told him he wasn't speaking correctly And now he's just gobsmacked that I get so turned on by that accent
Originally Posted by mamaofthree
feeling a bit overwhelmed and undermotivated lately. i am wondering if some PPD might be setting in, not that i feel bad, but not wanting to DO anything and then feeling overwhelmed by the amount of crud that needs to be done. so i sort of "hide" on line or by watching crap on tv that i don't really want to watch.
Gee, I can't imagine why. MO3, you're a NEW MOM. Again. Take it easy, mama! There's time-aplenty to do all that stuff. Just rest, eh? Or go outside if you wanna, but don't make it cause you HAFTA
Originally Posted by Aeress
There is nothing that has to get done, but I am tired of the constant picking up, and organizing, so I am trying to purge things. this seems to make more of a mess. *ugh* it has become this cycle of me feeling stressed, doing something, feeling more stressed, doing something *ugh*
Sometimes. I feel like I need to deep-clean my house, again, but I don't WANNA.
M is home sick for the 2nd day, with a fever. It got to 102*!!! Please light candles for him, or keep him in your thoughts, if y'all have the time. Remember he has leukemia and fever can be fatal. I think he's pulling out of it, but still, extra energy won't hurt. Plus he really can't afford the days off
He's listening to me, though, and resting and staying in bed. He felt hungry earlier and did eat. I think that's a great sign.
DS is going on a campout at his martial arts teacher's house this weekend. It was supposed to be last weekend, but it got canceled b/c so many of the kids had to make up snow days at school on Saturday. So while he's away, I've signed up for a 5-hour Hoodoo workshop I'm very excited. Grown-up time, all for me!