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Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by April20 » May 17th, 2012, 4:16 pm
I made homemade mayonnaise for the very first time today. I totally jacked it up the first time and had to dump it, but got it right the second time. We just got a Vita Mix blender.... had to test it out with something other than margaritas!
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Post by mary poppins » May 17th, 2012, 6:03 pm
April20, after running out of mayonnaise a couple of months ago, we have been making our own in our Kitchen Aid mixer and love it. Sometimes we make flavored mayonnaise, like lime or lemon. Yummy!

Margaritas sound delish. What else will you be making in your Vita Mix? I saw their website has a lot of recipes.
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by April20 » May 17th, 2012, 8:59 pm
I have no idea what I'm going to make but we're going to use the heck out of it! The one we got is actually commercial grade with a 2HP motor! An equipment dealer I work with hooked me up with a deal amd then dared me to try to break it!

Oh, and I actually made basil mayo tonight. Delish!
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Kaleigh » May 17th, 2012, 9:35 pm
Cancer sucks.
Piece of cake and a candle *** NG gift***
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Enerchi » May 17th, 2012, 9:39 pm

...oh dear... Everything ok?

{{{hugs}}}
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by decodelighted » May 18th, 2012, 12:07 am

Indeed it does. Got some family news today. Still researching/processing. :(
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Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by VRBeauty » May 18th, 2012, 12:19 am
(((((Kaleigh)))))

(((((Deco)))))
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VRBeauty
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Gypsy » May 18th, 2012, 12:41 am

Ditto to you both. ((((HUGS))))



"Experience is inevitable in life; learning from it isn't."

Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Zoe » May 18th, 2012, 4:08 am
Thinking of you Deco and Kaleigh.
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Post by Zoe » May 18th, 2012, 4:10 am
It's been a really hard year and I'm counting the days 'til it's over. Only 22 more to go. After that a long break, and then hopefully a MUCH better year ahead.
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Enerchi » May 18th, 2012, 4:39 am
Hope all is well with Kaleigh, Deco and Zoe... seems yesterday was not such a good day for a few PSers. I wish you all positive and healing vibes and hope you all get better news today....
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Zoe » May 18th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Thanks Enerchi.
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Post by JuneRose » May 19th, 2012, 2:03 am
Just checked the weather forecast and after about 8 weeks of rain here.... it looks like it's going to be sunny next weekend.... when I am getting married!!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
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Post by Enerchi » May 19th, 2012, 6:38 am
Hurray! Junerose that's great news! Now put some of that lovely sunshine up a few posts for Kaleigh, Deco and Zoe... I think they could use some!

8-)
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by rosetta » May 23rd, 2012, 10:03 am
Big hugs to deco, kaleigh and zoe xoxox

My wedding is being published in a national bridal magazine this July.

I'm a very private person so now im wondering why I agreed to this! Errrr.... :errrr:

Ah well. Too late now! Hope I come out looking good and not a narcissistic bridezilla! :cheeky:
Another stone, or another meal? Hmm...decisions, decisions....
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by AdiS » May 23rd, 2012, 12:09 pm
I hate earthquakes. I really, really do. We had a nasty one the other night. Reports say between 5.6 and 5.9 magnitude. I've never seen our capital city look more awake at 3am, looked like half the population of Sofia spent the night in the streets. We're not used to having earthquakes this strong around here. Can't say I particularly wish to get used to it.
No deaths reported though, thank God, and no major damage. We've had at least 15 weaker aftershocks since then however, and I keep staring at all hanging objects around me to see if they're shaking again. Not fun.


“Arrogance has to be earned.” ~ Dr. Gregory House 

Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Zoe » May 23rd, 2012, 2:51 pm
That's awful, Adi. At least there weren't any deaths or major damage.

Thanks Rosetta!
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by AdiS » May 24th, 2012, 4:37 am
Thanks Zoe. Yeah, we're all just trying to stay positive and look at this on the bright side, because the constant shaking and swaying which continues for a third day now is getting on everyone's nerves. People keep expecting to be rushed out of their homes again at any moment and it's affecting everyone's state of mind.

Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you, Kaleigh and Deco.


“Arrogance has to be earned.” ~ Dr. Gregory House 

Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Zoe » May 26th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Thanks Adi!

I'm so excited. One of my best friends just got engaged. This is the second marriage for her and the first for her new FI. I'm so happy for them!
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Dougsgirl » May 28th, 2012, 9:45 pm
I wish PS had a "like" button like Facebook does. Every time I read a post that makes me smile I want to hit "like".
But I'm also new to this forum.. is there something like that that I'm missing??

And I would definitely hit "dislike" for cancer and earthquakes!! So sorry to hear about the difficult times. :cry:
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by mary poppins » May 29th, 2012, 5:40 pm
Welcome, Dougsgirl. :wavey: There are no "like" or "dislike" buttons. You can quote someone's comment by using the quote button on the top right of the post and then making your own comment underneath. Or you can just reference another poster's name or comment in your own response post.

Cancer and earthquakes do suck. There was another earthquake in Italy today. I hope all of our PSers there are okay.

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The pictures in the Blog area on the right are so distracting. So many pretties there. I feel compelled to click and check them out.
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by VRBeauty » May 29th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Am I the only one who finds those Siri commercials a little creepy? The ones of people having "conversations" with their little hand-held machines???
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VRBeauty
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Enerchi » May 29th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Worst phone call EVER with my son. I am heartbroken and angry all rolled into one. I am so sad right now. So sad. This is not the first time new GF has pulled crap like this on him/us. He won't/can't see it. I feel like I'm losing him... I can't stop crying. I want to shake him and get him to see her for what she is. Mother's worrying about their kids, never stops.
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Enerchi » May 30th, 2012, 4:22 am
Did not sleep a wink last night. My face looks like I lost to Mike Tyson. My heart raced all night, tossed and turned. If I say anything further, it just pushes him more towards her. This is like watching a trainwreck happen.... ARGH! I have to be calm and get thru one day at a time. How did he let this happen to him??? Where is his brain??? (In his pants at the moment...)
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by chemgirl » May 30th, 2012, 4:46 am
That sucks Enerchi.

Here's hoping he's just in the new love fog right now and he'll eventually see her for what she really is.
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Zoe » May 30th, 2012, 3:23 pm
I'm sorry you're upset, Enerchi. Maybe something will click with him and he'll see things from a different perspective.
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Dougsgirl » May 30th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Enerchi...
I'm giving you a virtual hug!! I am so sorry!!
I have a 20 year old son who has broken my heart in multiple ways since he was about 15, and dealing with him almost cost me my marriage. There is absolutely NOTHING worse than the pain our children can cause us. I know about those sleepless nights...

Hang in there sister!!

I don't know about your situation, but I learned a couple of things for myself...

1. It was unhealthy for him to live here, so we had him move out. (SO hard!)
2. I absolutely can NOT tell him "what I think he should do" in any situation!! Me telling him "what to do" seems to push him in exactly the opposite direction.
3. I need to love him without enabling him. But try to understand what that looks like in the practical world, which is usually hard to know.
4. I need to let him experience the consequences for his choices, they are HIS, not mine!
5. I need to continue to hope, believe and pray for his future!
6. I need to maintain a relationship with him, in some form, even when he is making choices I don't approve of. But I do not need to FUND his choices, or have him in my home.
7. I need to tell him I love him, I miss him, and that I'm proud of him when he's making the right choices.

I sincerely hope your situation improves soon!!
Just know you are not alone!!
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Enerchi » May 30th, 2012, 6:08 pm
Thank you so much Chemgirl, Zoe and Dougsgirl {{{HUGS}}} to you all!

Dougsgirl - your situation sounds very similar to what we went thru a few years ago with #2DS. He's a totally different person now - as am I - and we survived those VERY rough years.

This is #1DS. He's in an abusive/controlling relationship with a g/f of less than 6 months. Monday, he's offered a wonderful opportunity 5.5 months from now. He was practically skipping in circles, he was so excited. By Tuesday's call, no - no interest anymore, not fair to g/f, he has to be here to help her with dogs/payments/apartment/meals...then we learned more details. He has lost contact with all friends, he's had to de-friend and sever ties with a few people (mainly females from YEARS of friendships) and other stuff. DH asks to speak w g/f. She is sitting beside him in the car (one of HER friends driving) but no, she doesn't want to talk. They arrive at the store and she suddenly goes off to the washroom, then she's 'lost' somewhere in the store - hey! you're on a cell... walk the aisles and find her!!! No - she doesn't want to talk. (i'm sure she was there the whole time, but whatevah..)

Um, is she 5 years old running and hiding? This is mature behaviour?! Telling him he can't partake in this offer, is kind and loving to someone you care about?

#1 can not see this - he's in lust. I know, "time takes time", and he will eventually see her for what she is, but watching him become a shell of what he was... is so painful. DD, #2DS, DH, an intervention with friends... have all tried to point this out to him. Nope. He's in love.

Its just so hard to watch. He has to come to the realization on his own. I know it, but its killing me in the mean time.
1-800-WE-ENABLE, how can I help you?              Just sayin'....! 
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by Dougsgirl » May 30th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Oh Boy... That's a rough one!!!

First... thank you so much for the encouragement about your #2 DS. I am still believing that this will be better someday, and it actually seems to be improving... (It looks like he is finally going to get his high school diploma on June 14th, which is 2 years late, and the day before his little sister graduates with honors. Which is good for him for finally finishing, but awkward. How do I celebrate his accomplishment, on the heels of throwing HER a Grad party and taking a family trip to Mexico... without him?? So hard!!)

Anyway...
Wow... your son has it bad. That sucks!!
But you are right that he WILL have to see it for himself. And I believe that he will. And if he throws away some friends and some opportunities along the way... well, that is unfortunate, but really... haven't we all done that in the process of learning hard lessons??

I look back at my own life, and the hardest times were, of course, the times that I learned and grew the most. And I wouldn't change them now. But as a mother... we always want to protect our children from the very "hard times" that made us who we are today.
And I KNOW it is agonizing!! We want SO MUCH MORE for them... and why can't they just SEE what they are doing to themselves???

AARRRGGGHHH!!!

Thank you for sharing your story. I truly hope he sees the light SOON!! Sounds like she is selfish and terrible!! :evil:

Hang in there!!
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Post by VRBeauty » May 31st, 2012, 12:02 am
I was trying to figure out what suddenly set off my allergies at work today...

I'm not realizing it's not allergies... I'm coming down with a cold! :sick:
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VRBeauty


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