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Re: Update on my horrible, awful, no good, very bad summer

RT, I'm so sorry...it's been an awful year for you. And I know you were dealing with quite a bit even before all of this. My father passed away suddenly this summer as well and it's been very difficult. I'm hoping (for your sake), that the death of your mother last year prompted your father to expre...

by NewEnglandLady

August 23rd, 2016, 12:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Update on my horrible, awful, no good, very bad summer

Replies: 39

Views: 950
Re: Eating out... how often?

I only cook 1 - 2x per week, so every other meal is out. I've had a subscription to Marley Spoon for about 6 months, but there are weeks I don't even want to cook those, so I skip the delivered meals. Summer is the worst for me because I HATE cooking in the summer. I'll probably go back to cooking 2...

by NewEnglandLady

August 23rd, 2016, 12:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Eating out... how often?

Replies: 31

Views: 641
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Cooper is such a cutie!! C & T could absolutely be twins. It will be so interesting to see how different they look as time goes on. So glad you have a good eater and sleeper, that makes a world of difference. And I'm sure it's nice to be back home and settling in as a family of 5.

by NewEnglandLady

August 22nd, 2016, 7:45 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39743

Views: 1496284
Re: Yesterday, we had to put down my childhood dog.

I'm so sorry for you. The pain now is just a reminder of how much love you have for her. I know how difficult it is and I'm thinking of you and your family.

by NewEnglandLady

August 19th, 2016, 7:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday, we had to put down my childhood dog.

Replies: 31

Views: 417
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Congrats on having Cooper, amc!! No surprise that he's a big boy--sounds like you've got an easy baby on your hands, which is fantastic. Get lots of rest!

by NewEnglandLady

August 17th, 2016, 7:17 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39743

Views: 1496284
Re: I am beginning to think I am a Libertarian at heart

Redwood, I really enjoy your posts (I never participate in the political threads, but enjoy reading them) and I also felt you were more libertarian. I'm also a libertarian and have been for many years. It makes you feel even more disjointed from the political candidates. Unless you vote for a third ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 15th, 2016, 8:27 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I am beginning to think I am a Libertarian at heart

Replies: 26

Views: 624
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

amc, just wanted to tell you I'm thinking about you and wish you luck this week. I know you are so, so uncomfortable, but you are almost there!! Just a few more days and then you can rest in the hospital (which is a joke, but only partially). I can't wait to hear about how this all goes down and see...

by NewEnglandLady

August 10th, 2016, 12:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39743

Views: 1496284
Re: Learning to play the violin as an adult

My husband is an avid piano player who took up the violin about 18 months ago at the age of 35. He takes lessons at our local conservatory and rented his violin for the first year. I would recommend going that route because it can be very economical. First, if you dislike it, you're not out much mon...

by NewEnglandLady

July 27th, 2016, 9:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Learning to play the violin as an adult

Replies: 22

Views: 395
Re: Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Alex, I tried taking my own gallery shots last night with my DSLR, but it really wasn't any better than my iPhone, so I'm attaching the photos that David sent me. One is the gallery and one is a side view. When I was reviewing CADs, Gypsy noticed the gallery under the asscher was fairly boxy. I hemm...
Re: Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Also, here are a few pics from David Klass. I need to get some hand shots with my DSLR--the iPhone doesn't pick up the milgrain detail very well. Overall, I love the ring. I really love how the bezel accentuates the shape of the asscher. Even though I am very sentimental about the original setting, ...
Asscher + pear sidestone bezel reset from David Klass

Wanted to share some pictures of my asscher with pear side stones both before and after the bezel reset. I figured this would be a good comparison for those thinking about prongs vs. bezel in terms of look and coverage. My reset story is somewhat unique in that I did not want to reset at all. My DH ...
Re: Gator tragedy, parents not suing Disney

Repeatedly (and sometimes even obsessively) asking "why?" and "what if...?" is a completely natural reaction to trauma. And losing a child suddenly do to a tragic accident is basically the worse kind of trauma anybody can suffer. It's amazing how all-consuming it can be to questi...

by NewEnglandLady

July 22nd, 2016, 8:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Gator tragedy, parents not suing Disney

Replies: 37

Views: 965
Re: Antique Emerald/Asscher cut in the CvB Giselle Solitaire

I keep coming back to this thread to stare a this work of art. The ring itself is absolutely stunning, but as a set with you wedding band it is perfection. I'm in love!
Re: How often do you wear your ring?

I'd say I wore my set maybe one day per week or one day per two weeks. I'm usually ringless, but more often wear a simple band. Part of it is that I'm just more comfortable with nothing on my hands, but part of if is that with 2 small kids, my rings are just in the way. I feel like I'm always applyi...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How often do you wear your ring?

Replies: 45

Views: 801
Re: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

if it helps, David Klass was the vendor who would recycle my platinum for me. Good luck!

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2016, 7:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

Replies: 4

Views: 387
Re: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

KBerly, I recently went through something similar (although I wasn't looking to re-set, my original setting simply broke). I reached out to a few vendors to make a custom setting--two could not recycle the platinum and one could. I thought I wanted to recycle it because I'm very sentimental about my...

by NewEnglandLady

July 13th, 2016, 11:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Been a long time, I'm back with a reset question!

Replies: 4

Views: 387
Re: David Klass: Has anyone talked to him lately?

So exciting! I started a project with him in early June--just before the Las Vegas show. He was pretty responsive and if it had been a little time, I just emailed and he got right back to me. I emailed the week before the 4th and they thought it would be done just after the 4th, but that was pushed ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 11th, 2016, 11:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: David Klass: Has anyone talked to him lately?

Replies: 23

Views: 1368
Re: CAD Opinions Please

Thank you ALL! I did ask him to raise the center stone a little. I like low, but agree this is too low. I'm leaving the E/W vs. N/S up to him--it's so negligible, that I don't think I will notice. The gallery I'm leaving--I've already tweaked it a couple of times and I'm working with those tiny roun...

by NewEnglandLady

June 17th, 2016, 9:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 540
CAD Opinions Please

Hi all, A few weeks ago a side stone fell out of my original setting. I had always been worried about the integrity of the original setting, so after some internal back and forth, I decided to have David Klass make a new bezeled setting that was as similar to the original style as I could get. I'm s...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2016, 8:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 540
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled...

by NewEnglandLady

June 15th, 2016, 8:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 768
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 14th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 768
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Oh, Bella!! So excited for you!! Continuing to keep my fingers crossed! CONGRATS!

by NewEnglandLady

June 8th, 2016, 7:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24579

Views: 677526
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Promise to keep this short, but I had to laugh when you said all three were crazy last night. I was going to say the same thing, but ended up deleting it because my post was already really long. I take kickboxing on Monday nights (which I only started when C turned 2 because life was a little too cr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 12:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24579

Views: 677526
Re: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

I run the mobile division of a major retailer and I love it. I recently made a career change and love the company I work for. The culture is wonderful for parents, I get more time at home with my children, and my commute is a dream. My goal is to stay here for the next 20+ years (until I retire).

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 9:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

Replies: 32

Views: 736
Re: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

I consider sexual fulfillment an emotional need. Affection, conversation, recreational companionship, admiration, family commitment (there are others on my list) are all also emotional needs for me. My number one emotional need is conversation, followed closely by affection. Sexual fulfillment is pr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 8:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

Replies: 22

Views: 758
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Bella, I was so excited when I read your post about taking the test. I am keeping everything crossed for you that you have a sticky bean. Wishing you the best!! (and hoping that if this one does stick, this pregnancy is easier on you!) RT, I can't imagine how emotionally exhausted you must feel afte...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 6:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24579

Views: 677526
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Thanks all!! And I love all the pics--very helpful! I've gone from being really upset about this project to being really excited. Ring is on its way to DK and will arrive tomorrow. I'll definitely be posting throughout this process since you are all so knowledgeable. DK offered to melt down the orig...

by NewEnglandLady

May 25th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 783
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

I'm a big fan of BGD, but for this project I decided to go with David Klass because he had some great ideas about the setting and made me really excited about the final product. He answered all of my questions, had some great suggestions (which made me feel like he really understood what I was aimin...

by NewEnglandLady

May 24th, 2016, 7:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 783
Re: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

I think because PS is a place for diamond education, the price piece would be really nice to know. But I've always wondered if the lack of price discussion is out of respect for the vendors. I'm not sure if the vendors themselves would be open to PSers posting about the cost of their work (specifica...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 2:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

Replies: 19

Views: 685
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

All great suggestions (and those Vram bezels are stunning!) I think I might reach out to a few of these vendors and just ask about the process. I hadn't thought of what PintoBean suggested--looking at the CADs as a basis for the decision. Depending on the cost of the CAD creation, I could have a cou...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 11:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 783