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Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Thanks for the thoughts on microchipping. I have to call the vet in the next couple days about something else, so I will ask about doing our girls. They do go outside when it's nice outside, but we have a 6 ft fence around the backyard. Do you still do collars/tags then, so it's outwardly obvious th...

by packrat

April 13th, 2014, 4:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2335
Re: Do you have a housekeeper?

pppffft. No. I have 2 kids and a husband so yeah. I'd need to have someone full time to keep up w/the crap here. I've learned to live w/things not being as situated and put away as I'd like them to be and as I think they should be.

by packrat

April 12th, 2014, 9:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a housekeeper?

Replies: 40

Views: 781
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Not to interrupt/derail here, but do most vets microchip nowadays? I'd never thought about it w/my girls but it's sounding like a good idea now.

by packrat

April 11th, 2014, 6:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2335
Re: August Cushion Cut- Is L too yellow?

I have an L and two M's and I love them. Would never go higher in an old cut.

by packrat

April 11th, 2014, 6:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: August Cushion Cut- Is L too yellow?

Replies: 33

Views: 791
Re: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

Some of the training my husband has had has made him come home green around the gills about what has happened in the world in schools. The investigations they have going on, into groups and individuals that are under surveillance, the plans they've *stopped*, that the average person has no awareness...

by packrat

April 11th, 2014, 8:21 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

Replies: 71

Views: 908
Re: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

No, he's gonna help her find a decent used car with the insurance money. Her bf is a auto mechanic whom owns a auto repair shop. Actually, it sounds like she probably has this well in hand. :appl: You and your wife just need to step back and let her solve her problem, maybe be there to answer quest...

by packrat

April 10th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Replies: 89

Views: 1504
Re: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

Nearly every guy in my high school carried a knife of some kind and no one ever got stabbed. A few cut themselves accidentally but that was it. There were fist fights where both sides had knives and they were never pulled. I usually carried 2, a pocketknife in my pocket and a filet knife in my back...

by packrat

April 9th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

Replies: 71

Views: 908
Re: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

Save it for London. The wedding set for sure. The two colored stone rings she can decide if she wants to keep or give one or both to Trapper's wife when he gets married, if she's into jewelry.

by packrat

April 8th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

Replies: 38

Views: 670
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

we want to hear name options too when you find out if you have boy-kitty or girl-kitty.

I vote Senor if boy kitty (I don't know how to make the ~ over the n) and Cosette for girl kitty.

by packrat

April 7th, 2014, 6:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2335
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Ohhh pretty kitty! :love: If he has no owners, or they don't want him, I hope you are able to keep him. Our first kitty together was a stray that wandered to JD's place and took refuge in the barn-garage. She was very insistent on living w/him. JD was SO not a cat person but boy did she win him over...

by packrat

April 7th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2335
Re: When did you know your man was a keeper?

We were best friends for years. Then we did the friends w/benefits thing for like 6 months. The plan was that we would date people, but we would always have each other to sleep with. I went on one date and spent the whole time wishing I was w/JD. He had one date set up and never went. We would go ou...

by packrat

April 6th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When did you know your man was a keeper?

Replies: 31

Views: 619

by packrat

April 6th, 2014, 11:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you want your dh to remarry if you were gone?

Replies: 57

Views: 931
Re: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

It. will. never. change. period. end of story. There will always be ones that work the system, on both ends, high and low, b/c they know how, and b/c they can and b/c they're allowed to. The shitty thing about it is the kids are the ones, on the low end, who suffer. That makes me sad and it also mak...

by packrat

April 4th, 2014, 5:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

Replies: 175

Views: 1780
Re: How much 'honestly' do you drink?

The last time I drank was...back in October I think. A coworker and another coworker and her husband came over and we got tipsy. Then before that, last summer one of my class mates came back for a few days so we went out to his folks' place and had some drinks. Before that it had been a year or two....

by packrat

April 3rd, 2014, 2:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much 'honestly' do you drink?

Replies: 88

Views: 1886
Re: Parents with 2+ kids, do you have a favorite?

No. London is my easier one, has been since the beginning. Trapper is harder...waaaaay harder than London ever was. Now, she's 10, so that could all change here shortly, who knows. But a favorite, like "I love you more" or "I like you better", no.

by packrat

April 3rd, 2014, 11:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Parents with 2+ kids, do you have a favorite?

Replies: 28

Views: 542
Re: Part 2 of kenny's question: Did your parents have a favo

My brother, hands down. He wouldn't even try to say it was me. He would maybe try to say Oh no, they love us equally but hahahaha ohhh...no.

by packrat

April 3rd, 2014, 11:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Part 2 of kenny's question: Did your parents have a favorite

Replies: 28

Views: 349
Re: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

When I tried to go back to school, I was living w/my parents b/c I couldn't afford to live on my own. I made "too much" to qualify for any aid b/c I lived at home. I was given two choices if I wanted help--quit my job and live off my parents for 6 months, or have a baby. No lie. I sucked i...

by packrat

April 3rd, 2014, 11:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

Replies: 175

Views: 1780
Re: Tiny home movement

I love the idea. I've seen some things on pinterest and it is fascinating. Living out in the boonies as we do, we'd have no problem finding land. Or we could buy land in town, that wouldn't be a problem either. We've talked about doing something like this when the kids are older/out of the house. T...

by packrat

April 2nd, 2014, 8:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

OMG I just lost my entire post that I worked on for-ev-er. sonofa...goddang it argggghhhh.

Whatever. I'm a big ole bitch so ya'll wouldn't want to hear what I have to say anyway.

by packrat

April 2nd, 2014, 7:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why Food Stamps Are NOT A Scam

Replies: 175

Views: 1780
Re: Do you love your in-laws?

JewelFreak, I feel that way too, when I read of others loving/adoring/getting along so well w/in laws. I had this starry eyed idea, I guess, of having a second mom, or even an older sister or aunt type relationship, shopping together, going out to eat together, whatever...just being together and enj...

by packrat

April 1st, 2014, 6:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you love your in-laws?

Replies: 49

Views: 883
Re: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

I'd use ours as trade ins and get JD and I each a new vehicle for that.

I love my ring and couldn't imagine spending that much on just one.

by packrat

April 1st, 2014, 3:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Replies: 73

Views: 906
Re: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

that man could wear a purple polka dot bikini and sandals w/knee high white socks and it would not detract from that voice, those eyes and that face. He gives me goose bumps.

by packrat

April 1st, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

Replies: 36

Views: 851
Re: Do you love your in-laws?

No. She's not a nice person, she's hard/nigh impossible to get along w/, and I have neither the time nor the patience to kowtow to her. JD's father died about a year and a half ago, I never met him and had no desire to. We have no contact w/his mother anymore. I can't even say I "love" the...

by packrat

April 1st, 2014, 2:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you love your in-laws?

Replies: 49

Views: 883
Re: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

We use Aunt/Uncle. My mom's mom is Gramma Maybelle. My kids call her Mimi. My dad's mom was Gramma w/the Kitties, and that's how my kids referred to her as well b/c it messed ME up trying to call her Great Gramma. There is a husband/wife who are family friends that I've known my entire life, practic...

by packrat

April 1st, 2014, 12:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

Replies: 32

Views: 346

by packrat

March 31st, 2014, 5:25 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: pretty please show me your Single Stone rings!

Replies: 13

Views: 685
Re: The death of a child

I can't even begin to imagine. My brain just can't wrap itself around it, the thought of trying to handle losing a child, or being in charge of a child who dies. Can not fathom. My dad had a younger brother who died, and I didn't know about it until I was a teenager. My grandparents never reconciled...

by packrat

March 31st, 2014, 5:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The death of a child

Replies: 59

Views: 1323
Re: Tiny home movement

I love the idea. I've seen some things on pinterest and it is fascinating. Living out in the boonies as we do, we'd have no problem finding land. Or we could buy land in town, that wouldn't be a problem either. We've talked about doing something like this when the kids are older/out of the house. Th...

by packrat

March 31st, 2014, 5:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

Elliot86|1396304997|3644589 wrote:Honestly, that man could walk around in a greasy Five Guys bag and make it look good, so a diamond is just a bonus :lickout:


lordamighty I agree. :lickout: :love:

by packrat

March 31st, 2014, 5:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

Replies: 36

Views: 851
Re: Anyone else glorified?

Yay Maisie-that's wonderful news! :appl: Wishing your daughter and her dh an easy pregnancy. :appl: Ginger, I hope you get some restful sleep this weekend! Rosetta, woohoo! :appl: Packrat, congrats on the community theater roles! And yay on the new do! I love a short and sassy cut. :appl: Thanks Mi...

by packrat

March 29th, 2014, 9:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone else glorified?

Replies: 16

Views: 360
Re: Anyone else glorified?

Actually, I do! Got my hair cut short today, got it colored, and London and I both got parts in the community theater play we auditioned for over the weekend!

by packrat

March 28th, 2014, 9:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone else glorified?

Replies: 16

Views: 360