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post #301 of 407
jrabbit, I'm glad you said that about Facebook! Because every once in awhile, I think about signing up for it. I'd probably get hooked way quick...

It actually sometimes comes up in faculty meetings...students are using facebook to publicize events and do all kinds of networking and sometimes my colleagues suggest that we should all get on the bandwagon. Keeping up with the times, I suppose.
post #302 of 407
I sighned up not too long ago, but only because I was bored that day and wanted to snag my user ID at any place I could get it. I have never done anything there though.
post #303 of 407
turns out that it's a lot of fun!!! I think it's less addictive than MDC, though.

--janis
"Janis Abel Hyde" if you wanna be friends
post #304 of 407


Not much here, just don't want the thread to die completely.

Dh and I are slowly getting our house ready to sell. Crazy time to be entering the market--not just the economy, but with the baby coming--but on the other hand, we could use a bigger place. Our realtor has told us that houses are selling, if priced right; and we do have a lot of equity.

That said....man! it's a lot of work, and only happens on the weekends.
post #305 of 407
re: facebook, I think it's way fun! It was a total time drain for me at first, but the novely did wear off a tiny bit! It's fun to look at pics and post my pics. I also just launched a new online business, and some of my old friends on facebook are ordering from me, so I like that! I did just join a group of alumni from my elementary school, which is a little crazy. (although a huge group of us went from K-12 together, so not much different from a high school alumni group in a way.)

Jezzy, that is a nice compliment!
post #306 of 407
i'm on facebook too (PM me for my irl name) but having a bit of a problem with the addictive qualities of it since I'm reconnecting with friends from my old school (Miquon Upper, but it's called "Crefeld" now) who i haven't talked to in almost 30 years.

between that and trying to eradicate infectious parasites, i guess i've been pretty busy and quiet lately but Terran is a dear, the 19 year old is "getting it" about who i am and why her childhood was the way it was, and i'm learning to let go of some of the guilt i feel about my 17 year old a little at a time.

he's gone now, but i'm holding on to the thought that he knows i love him and someday he may decide to come home again.

my 21 year old, who i did not raise, was quite touched when i introduced her to my childhood friends as "my daughter" instead of trying to pretend that the whole sad story of the custody battle never happened, and we are definitely talking about getting her out for a visit in the not too distant future.

But not until I'm SURE the bugs are gone, of course.
post #307 of 407
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is facebook a mid-life crisis? with this forced bed-rest Hell, I finally caved in and signed up for it. my, my, it's addictive!

--jnis
im on there. i like it b/c i can add things from my mobile phone. i dont do alot of games or anything so when im sitting waiting for something (like gas yesterday..i swear i was at the slowest gas pump EVER), i can update what im doing and take pix and upload them. i know...reallly really lame! lol!

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Not much here, just don't want the thread to die completely.

Dh and I are slowly getting our house ready to sell. Crazy time to be entering the market--not just the economy, but with the baby coming--but on the other hand, we could use a bigger place. Our realtor has told us that houses are selling, if priced right; and we do have a lot of equity.

That said....man! it's a lot of work, and only happens on the weekends.
good luck on selling. we have a house that is just sitting right now b/c im scared to put it on the market.

i keep meaning to come back to this thread.

yesterday i took ds3 (3) to his art class..it was our first time there. i was sooo organized..took ds3 out (who of course wanted to be carried) and then ds4 is in a bucket (i take it inside in the cold weather and then pop him in the sling when i get inside...when it warms up we wont use it anymore)...anyway, im carrying ds3 and the bucket with baby...walk the 500 ft or so to the door and its LOCKED. i just wanted to cry!!!!!! we were early and i was still LATE b/c the art class was in another building.

i couldnt help ask myself why a (used to be professional) 40 year old woman was walking around carrying 2 young kids to the wrong place??? i used to be sooo together! lol!

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Originally Posted by hrsmom View Post
re: facebook, I think it's way fun! It was a total time drain for me at first, but the novely did wear off a tiny bit! It's fun to look at pics and post my pics. I also just launched a new online business, and some of my old friends on facebook are ordering from me, so I like that! I did just join a group of alumni from my elementary school, which is a little crazy. (although a huge group of us went from K-12 together, so not much different from a high school alumni group in a way.)

Jezzy, that is a nice compliment!
what is your online business? i would love to get a peek!

i have recently joined the "no spend" challenge and am having fun doing that. a total life change for us but im having fun figuring out how i can SAVE money by not spendinng anything but how we can still have fun.
post #308 of 407
hi! i'm 42. I have 4 kids.

three boys: 18, 16, 13.

I had my tubes tied with my third boy. Then when he was nearly 3 I got divorced. About four years later I got remarried. I got a tubal ligation reversal. We conceived within four months of that and now I have an awesome little girl (18mos)

So I'm experienced AND new.

post #309 of 407
Hi Smibbo Welcome
post #310 of 407
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good luck on selling. we have a house that is just sitting right now b/c im scared to put it on the market.
We had an interesting conversation with a realtor at an open house recently. It was a nice house--it had gone on the market during the week before and already had an offer. And I've seen a couple like that--that go from just on the market to "pending" very quickly (in the MLS listings). Her take on it was that many buyers are looking for solid value--in other words competitively priced houses without a lot of work to be done. And that those houses are selling.

We'll probably go the pre-approval route, when it comes to it, so that there are no nasty surprises in the escrow process.

In the meantime, my mantra is that anything we do to the house to get it ready to sell--finally changing out the kitchen hardware, making small repairs, touching up paint, etc.--makes it nicer for us to live in.
post #311 of 407
Thread Starter 
smibbo

I've updated you to our front page

Hope you enjoy the thread.
post #312 of 407
I am over 40, and I have a five year old (who will be six soon). I'm also TTC, and hoping for #2. Can I join? I'm on Facebook, too, PM me if you want to add me.
post #313 of 407
PassionateWriter, thanks for asking. My new business is www.thesoxclub.com it's in my siggy now. I'd love to have you take a look!! I'm working on making it a little prettier (and even getting a logo, what a concept!) but I am pleased with how it is going so far (my computer is doing weird things so some of my punctuation is off!)

nice to meet you, smibbo and Pookietooth! Smibbo, congratulations on your little one, and Pookietooth, all the best with TTC!!! :-)

I'd love to add you guys on facebook. I'll pm you. I get a kick out of it! I think it's neat when two of my friends who don't know each other have almost the same status update.

It just finished hailing here, that's unusual but exciting! When they are tiny, of course! I'm not even sure if I spelled that right, but I think it's hail and not hale. Hmmm......... I used to be so smart!!!

ETA: PassionateWriter, re: facebook, I don't do all the games, either. Or the requests. I have 103 misc. requests and 1 event invitation! I just do friend requests! But I do have fun with it!
post #314 of 407
i woudl love to add you guys to FB....pls. pm me your addy.

i dont pay for a pm box here though so i have restricted pm's. i guess i should just delete all the ones that are in my box now. lol!
post #315 of 407
Can I join? I'm Kate, 43 with two dds (3.5 and 11.5) and one baby on the way. I'll be 44 when s/he is born in June.

I'm on FB too, mostly because I have a HUGE family and my nieces and nephews weren't accessing our family website (myfamily.com), but will communicate on FB. Even my mom uses FB now. Also, I've managed to re-establish some high school connections and that is fun. My whole Aug 05 MDC DDC also moved over to FB and we have a group there.
post #316 of 407
Welcome Kate!!
post #317 of 407
Hi, Katie! Congratulations!!!!

Hi to my three new face book buddies, too. One thing about facebook, is it tells you when it's someone's birthday, so noordinaryspider, :
post #318 of 407
Thanks, Kimberly.
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I'm glad to have you as a facebook buddy.

KD set up a MyFamily and i love it. Terran's too young to understand, of course, but it's nice having contact with the other moms and sharing pictures of the babies. I'm excited about the kids growing up "together", even if it's just online, and having a strong sense of extended family.
post #319 of 407
Happy Birthday NOS!!! :
post #320 of 407
OHHHH! I so missed it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!! :

Yes, I still stalk this thread.

I meet all the requirements. And Facebook makes me : I didn't really WANT the people I went to h.s. with to find me. I didn't like them THEN, what makes me think I will like them NOW? Besides, everybody got old but me.
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