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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2005, 05:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,300
Posted By cat_astrophe
My innocent little H2 comment started a whole...

My innocent little H2 comment started a whole ruckus. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

Let me clarify: The H2 is hubby's fantasy car. It is purely a fantasy. He wants...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,300
Posted By cat_astrophe
Can I join you in not feeling guilty? I don't...

Can I join you in not feeling guilty? I don't have a SUV, but I drive a 1993 Buick that gets about 20mpg because it was something we could a) afford at the time and b) could get 2 carseats into...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,816
Posted By cat_astrophe
I'm not good at recognizing breeds except for a...

I'm not good at recognizing breeds except for a few (boxer, chow, rott, doberman, dalmation, poodle, chihuahua....that's pretty much it :LOL). I had this image in my head of what a pitt bull looked...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2005, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By cat_astrophe
For a minute there, I thought you might be my...

For a minute there, I thought you might be my best friend posting here, but she doesn't have kids yet. She was adopted from an orphanage in Korea. She celebrates her birthday in August, but doesn't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,254
Posted By cat_astrophe
Praying hard.......

Praying hard.... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   12-31-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By cat_astrophe
We antagonize each other in a million ways. He...

We antagonize each other in a million ways. He tried the dutch oven maneuver, but I very quickly showed him that he was vulnerable in that position......
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 228
Posted By cat_astrophe
My dad passed away 4.5 years ago, 3 months...

My dad passed away 4.5 years ago, 3 months before the birth of my oldest son, because of prostate cancer that went undetected for too long. I felt about him the same way you feel about your dad. He...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2004, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 266
Posted By cat_astrophe
Prayers sent!

Prayers sent!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 116
Posted By cat_astrophe
I'll pray for your mom. Everyone seems to get...

I'll pray for your mom. Everyone seems to get sick this time of year. I think it is the stress of the holidays. I hope your mom gets some rest while at the hospital so her body can heal.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By cat_astrophe
Yes, I said that to my husband. I am always...

Yes, I said that to my husband. I am always venting about in-laws who cause me trouble, so I thought I'd share a little about this wonderful woman. (This might get long)

It took me a few years to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2004, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By cat_astrophe
That's too funny! :LOL :LOL Sneaky little...

That's too funny! :LOL :LOL Sneaky little devils, aren't they?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 12,093
Posted By cat_astrophe
How wonderful! Prayer works! I'll continue to...

How wonderful! Prayer works! I'll continue to keep your family in my prayers as well as the woman who hit him and her family.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2004, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By cat_astrophe
I will pray for her and her friends and family....

I will pray for her and her friends and family. I know it is hard to do right now when your emotions are raw, but try not to be angry with her. Chances are, she is allready feeling enough guilt to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2004, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 693
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by Jennifer Z Well,...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer Z
Well, I made this one: http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fly-by-nursing2.gif

I have seen it on other sites too and thought it was sort of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2004, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By cat_astrophe
I don't suffer fools lightly (it's a character...

I don't suffer fools lightly (it's a character flaw of mine), so when someone says that I shelter my kids, I usually respond with some smart *ss comment like , "Daycare is too expensive, I plan to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By cat_astrophe
Have you considered the Bob Books? My 4.5 year...

Have you considered the Bob Books? My 4.5 year old has been dying to learn to read for a long time. We tried 100 easy lessons and didn't enjoy it at all. We tried phonics with no success. I finally...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Thanks, Breathless. I'm glad someone sees where...

Thanks, Breathless. I'm glad someone sees where I am coming from.

A genuine thank you to those who have offered support, advice and commiseration.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by Kim Exactly!...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kim
Exactly! Does everyone really expect relatives to load-up on gifts for babies and small children? And if the gifts don't evenly match up from sibling to sibling,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by Ellien C Or...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellien C
Or better yet, not make it a checklist and checkbox of who got what! The FAMILY was gifted by the generosity of the older relatives.

It doesn't require a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
I would like to think it was just a legetimate...

I would like to think it was just a legetimate mistake and it was easier to shop for ds1, but that doesn't explain the clothes. I could excuse it as that based on the first list, but they sent 6...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by Meiri I'm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meiri
I'm wondering if the extra gifts came from the stepdad and MIL?

We were worried about that as well since MIL said she'd dropped off or would drop off their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by tankerwife Maybe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tankerwife
Maybe they have a hard time buying for you 17mo? Have you given them suggestions on what would be appropriate for both children?

We have given suggestions...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 02:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
Quote: Originally Posted by JesiLynne Oh and...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JesiLynne
Oh and me, I got a fleece throw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif: I'll trade my old lady pant suit (did I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 655
Posted By cat_astrophe
TWO! Dos. Dois. Due. δύο. Zwei. Deux. Twee. 2....

TWO! Dos. Dois. Due. δύο. Zwei. Deux. Twee. 2. The number after one. The sum of one and one. A pair. A couple. 2.... Is that so hard to comprehend?

I posted before about the fact that we had to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-25-2004, 12:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,493
Posted By cat_astrophe
Dad, This time of year, I think of you a lot....

Dad, This time of year, I think of you a lot. This morning, I had to wake up DS1 to see what Santa had brought since I was too excited to wait any longer, and I thought of you. I still remember the...
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