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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Red
I say, good for you! Yes, your child's life will...

I say, good for you! Yes, your child's life will be harder than it need be financially, but you will both be free of a relationship that has no future.


I wish I'd done just this with my oldest....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Red
Ours are a thick mass. You're supposed to thin...

Ours are a thick mass. You're supposed to thin them and get fancy like that if you're a serious grower, but we just let them grow up twine tied to a tall tree. They die back in the winter, not much...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Red
Hops! They're cheap, easy to care for, grow to...

Hops! They're cheap, easy to care for, grow to about 20' the first year. you have any friends who brew beer, they'll be excited to come harvest the cones. YOu would have to supply cord or something...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Red
Thank you for your kind replies. We are...

Thank you for your kind replies.


We are contacting a lawyer this week. Prosecuting someone wasn't even on my radar, just knowing and protecting her. I will ask them about the legalities, but...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Red
Please, Help me bug my sister's house!

My youngest sister is intellectually disabled. She lives in a home with 3 other women who are similarly disabled. For the last few years this has been a good place for her.


Recently, I noticed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Red
Where did (Blank) go? She used to post here all the time!

I used to post here. So very often! I got the best advice. I'm in need of some now, but before I get to that, I thought I'd answer the nearly age-old questions, "Where did so-and-so go?"


Our...
Forum: Toys, Games, Books, Music and other Media   09-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By Red
Looking for DUPLOs for library programs

Hi all, I'm especially looking for sets; a house, fire and rescue, numbers and mosaics, animals. What do you have?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Red
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By Red
stormborn, I'm both sorry and glad your DH...

stormborn, I'm both sorry and glad your DH didn't find his FS.
 
Even though the search and the finding was painful, I'm glad we did it. I know the truth. I know the horror. I know what happens...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Red
Is it possible I somehow missed the option of...

Is it possible I somehow missed the option of income based repayment?
 
We've done forbearance. A few times. The problem is that she simply can't make enough to cover her loans and have a life....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By Red
I always wanted to be a boy. I hated everything...

I always wanted to be a boy. I hated everything about being a girl, esp the stupid clothes.
 
I'm 55. I wear jeans and t-shirts and hate dressing up, but I LOVE being a mother. My two youngest,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Red
You're giving me heart palpitations. What...

You're giving me heart palpitations. What happens if you just don't pay? Won't they...IDK, ruin my shaky credit? Hers is shot anyway. Chase us down and take away...Ok, I can't imagine. What can they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By Red
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402194/where-when-ho-to-call-cps-in-massachusetts#post_17633924)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By Red
I haven't been here in four years. I came to...

I haven't been here in four years. I came to post about some student loan mess I got my daughter into and then went to look at some old posts and came to this.  So much has happened.
 
I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By Red
Your public library! Not only can you borrow for...

Your public library! Not only can you borrow for free, you can order anything you can think of and they'll get it from another library for you.
 
I can borrow video games, DUPLO blocks, big totes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Red
Been to the library lately> Not only is it a...

Been to the library lately> Not only is it a great source of books, DVDs, CDs and depending on where you live, maybe even laptops and Kindles to borrow, toys, museum passes and lots of free...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Red
Hi all. I haven't been here in some years. All...

Hi all. I haven't been here in some years. All my babies became adults and I've been wandering the land of grown-ups. :)
 
But I'm back for some advice. I made a horrible mistake and one of my...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-14-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Red
I feel I forgot to give my most important piece...

I feel I forgot to give my most important piece of homesteading advice!




Don't wait until you move to start. You can start canning anywhere. Buy pordoce at your farmers market and can it up....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-11-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Red
I was gifted with a great many shelled organic...

I was gifted with a great many shelled organic pecans! I'm delighted and overwhelmed.

What would you make/do with them. I can freeze them all for a while, but would like to preserve, cook, bake...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Red
First, I'd say you need some type of base...

First, I'd say you need some type of base income, which you have. My husband had a job and was willing to commute. (well, we thought he'd get something local, but those jobs didn't work out)
...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By Red
Suddenly today, while trying to explain to my dh...

Suddenly today, while trying to explain to my dh why it wasn't working, it came to me! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif I was only increasing ONE, I wasn't going all the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By Red
But that would make one hill, with, basically,...

But that would make one hill, with, basically, two valleys, right? Or, decrease-valley, increase-hill, decrease-valley. ( so next would be another hill and another increase of two stitches?)

I've...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-07-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By Red
I need someone with some experience to help me...

I need someone with some experience to help me with this pattern. I lose a stitch every few chevrons. http://www.ehow.com/how_4684023_croc...on-stitch.html...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-21-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,655
Posted By Red
Quote: Originally Posted by Irishmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14825233)
Turkey dinner. Anything else is sacrilege....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-20-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Red
You can often get a large jar at the dollar...

You can often get a large jar at the dollar store too.
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