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Re: Dust for my new rescue pup

such wonderful news that Gambit is home! He's such a cutie!!! I'm sure you're giving him lots of well-deserved snuggles!!

by NewEnglandLady

December 5th, 2016, 11:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dust for my new rescue pup

Replies: 71

Views: 1057
Re: What type of gifts do you like to receive?

I like experiences. Before we had kids, DH and i would gift trips to one another. We've started doing that again now that the kids are a little older--now we can do family trips. But it doesn't have to be a trip. For instance, last year DH got me ballroom dancing lessons and we've been doing that ev...

by NewEnglandLady

December 1st, 2016, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What type of gifts do you like to receive?

Replies: 23

Views: 626
Re: At a loss for a Christmas present

NEL, I can't help but get a laugh out of how sophisticated your children seem compared to my junk loving kids! :lol: Please tell me they pick their noses or think bodily functions are the most hilarious thing ever. My DH is a musician and would be so thrilled if my kids showed any interest in actua...

by NewEnglandLady

November 30th, 2016, 8:44 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At a loss for a Christmas present

Replies: 11

Views: 396
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

I know I have no business in this thread (though who can avoid these cute pics of newborns?!), but wanted to share a few sleep training tips that worked for me since I started sleep training really early. I'll try to keep this as concise as I can! 1. First, I practiced what the French call "the...

by NewEnglandLady

November 29th, 2016, 3:04 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16291

Views: 421318
Re: At a loss for a Christmas present

When our oldest was 2.5 years, we got her a vintage Fisher Price record player for Christmas. One like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1971-Fisher-Price-Wind-Up-Music-Box-Record-Player-5-Records-995-Toy-/291955859564?hash=item43f9ece06c:g:GBoAAOSw5cNYMPXt They do make new ones, but they are di...

by NewEnglandLady

November 29th, 2016, 11:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At a loss for a Christmas present

Replies: 11

Views: 396
Re: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

I'd say this is a time to quietly snoop. I'd put something like FlexiSpy on his phone (so you know what he's texting). You could also try a voice-activated recorder in his car and a GPS unit to track his whereabouts. If something is going on, he's not going to tell you and it's better that you get ...

by NewEnglandLady

November 18th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

Replies: 40

Views: 1384
Re: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

I'd say this is a time to quietly snoop. I'd put something like FlexiSpy on his phone (so you know what he's texting). You could also try a voice-activated recorder in his car and a GPS unit to track his whereabouts. If something is going on, he's not going to tell you and it's better that you get r...

by NewEnglandLady

November 18th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

Replies: 40

Views: 1384
Re: Let's talk coffee

A fellow New Englander here enjoying a cup of French Vanilla Hazelnut. Had to take a pic of my favorite coffee place...

by NewEnglandLady

November 18th, 2016, 9:25 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Let's talk coffee

Replies: 14

Views: 308
Re: Losing my engagment ring and finding hope.

Gypsy, I am so sorry for everything you've been going through. You are one of the posters that make up the lifeblood of this site. You devote so much to helping others and have so much knowledge, I would have never guessed that you were going through so much. Thank you for sharing and I wish the bes...

by NewEnglandLady

November 14th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Losing my engagment ring and finding hope.

Replies: 167

Views: 5321
Re: Re:election. Saw this on FB. Sums it up well.

Yes, I get that. When I say that she's the losing candidate, I am speaking in regard to how our president is elected.

by NewEnglandLady

November 11th, 2016, 11:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Re:election. Saw this on FB. Sums it up well.

Replies: 41

Views: 701
Re: Re:election. Saw this on FB. Sums it up well.

As a person who grew up in rural Missouri, went to college in Washington, DC and now lives in liberal MA, I completely agree with the quote "rural America was just sick of being called racist rednecks by big city elites". I have many family and friends I love and respect who voted for Hill...

by NewEnglandLady

November 11th, 2016, 10:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Re:election. Saw this on FB. Sums it up well.

Replies: 41

Views: 701
Re: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

Hi all, I want to again thank you all for your support and kind words. I want to provide an update. He was playing the "I'm in, now I'm out" game as usual. We decided to still go to our counseling appointment yesterday. Essentially, he used the counselor's office as a place to tell me he'...

by NewEnglandLady

November 8th, 2016, 9:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

Replies: 125

Views: 4082
Re: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

Hi all, I want to again thank you all for your support and kind words. I want to provide an update. He was playing the "I'm in, now I'm out" game as usual. We decided to still go to our counseling appointment yesterday. Essentially, he used the counselor's office as a place to tell me he'...

by NewEnglandLady

November 7th, 2016, 3:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

Replies: 125

Views: 4082
Re: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

I have a completely different view of affairs than most after a friend of mine went through this with her husband. Since then, I've been part of an online forum (marriagebuilders) where there is a large presence of women and men who have been betrayed. After seeing THOUSANDS of these stories, it is ...

by NewEnglandLady

November 3rd, 2016, 12:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

Replies: 125

Views: 4082
Re: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Junebug, those wakeup lights are a game-changer!

by NewEnglandLady

October 3rd, 2016, 11:46 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Replies: 23

Views: 2081
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

LC, thinking of you today! Hope your contractions subsided, but if not then I hope you and baby are both doing well today!!

by NewEnglandLady

October 3rd, 2016, 11:44 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39801

Views: 1506737
Re: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

We ended up with a solution that is working really well. The girls rooms are in a jack-and-jill configuration with a bathroom in between. We set up both of their beds so they can see each other through the bathroom if I keep their bedroom doors open. So we tuck them both in after bath time at night ...

by NewEnglandLady

September 23rd, 2016, 8:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Replies: 23

Views: 2081
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: 41

Views: 1158
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: 785
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: 39801

Views: 1506737
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: 447
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: 39801

Views: 1506737
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: 657
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: 39801

Views: 1506737
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: 437
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: 1060
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!