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Re: What would you do?

Chrono, I'm trying. It didn't go well last night because I got frustrated then emotional. But, it was the result of DH SAYING, "our family is my priority", "DD is just as important as the boys", "what my mom is doing is not okay with me" but all of that (to me) conflict...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

Aztonie, I know you said your questions are rhetorical but...I do expect that he put our needs first. Absolutely. He seems to think he can make everyone happy. I disagree. Chrono, I don't know what's going through his head. I was just thinking that maybe on a subconscious level he feels like I'll be...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 12:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

:wavey: Still have a lump in my throat about this today. I could tell DH felt bad this morning but, if history's any indication, that doesn't mean he's going to stand up to his parents. To clarify a few things: DH did not say he's not going to let this ruin his vacation. That's my perception because...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 11:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

I've been reading all of your responses and appreciate how thoughtful everyone is in applying their own experience. I'm really so grateful to be able to solicit independent opinions. My phone has minimal battery so I'll keep this brief. DH and I talked tonight and it didn't end well. He apparently m...

by puppmom

June 29th, 2016, 9:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: Hearing Aids

Costco? Wow! Who would've thunk! My dad needs a hearing aid but insists he hears everything he wants to hear because he can turn the TV up at load as he wants! :rolleyes:

Good luck, LV. I'm glad your mom is receptive.

by puppmom

June 28th, 2016, 11:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hearing Aids

Replies: 12

Views: 266
Re: Interview follow up

TooPatient, this is fabulous news!

by puppmom

June 28th, 2016, 7:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interview follow up

Replies: 70

Views: 2411
Re: What would you do?

Packrat, sorry you had such a difficult relationship with MIL. It is beyond me that anyone would do something that compromises their relationship with their grandchildren. I would like to think that presented such a consequence MIL would change her tune real quick. But I guess I don't know. Us not g...

by puppmom

June 27th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful advice (and for sticking up for DD!). It seriously has me choked up. This whole situation is so upsetting to me. The vacation was just the last straw so to speak. It all started when DD got pregnant with her first. Prior to that MIL and DD were close. DD w...

by puppmom

June 26th, 2016, 8:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: Subway tile or something else?

Momhappy, I love the look of white subway tile and dark grout. My house is old (90 years) so we tend to stick with things that are that style. You can't go wrong! The diagonally laid section above the sink is a nice touch.

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 2:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Subway tile or something else?

Replies: 29

Views: 472
Re: What would you do?

Telephone, thanks for the advice. DD is not married but her boyfriend is very supportive (sorry, probably not relevant to this! :lol: ). MIL is not religious at all BUT DH grew up in an upper middle class suburban neighborhood where this type of thing does not happen (we all know it DOES happen but ...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 1:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

Momhappy, thank you! It definitely weighs on me that MIL treated my DD like her own and literally overnight just started to avoid her. Calliecake, your advice is totally reasonable. MIL and I are not very close. We spend a lot of time together but talk about nothing serious. We're very different peo...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: What would you do?

Thanks, Matata. I think you're right. The vacation is just a manifestation of a really crappy underlying situation.

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
What would you do?

I'll try to keep this brief. My husband's family takes a family vacation every other year to the beach. We get a house big enough for MIL, FIL, SIL and her boyfriend, DH, me and our three kids. Our kids are 21, 5 and 3. Our 21 year is not biologically my husband's but we've been together since she w...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 12:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 63

Views: 1303
Re: Matata's Backyard Makeover

So exciting, Matata! If I'm honest, I would take that before picture over what I've got going now. I can't wait to see the results!

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 11:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Matata's Backyard Makeover

Replies: 57

Views: 817
Re: Homophobia isn't only in straight people

Wow, Kenny. Very eye opening. My 17 year old nephew is transgender. He is on medication to stop further male development (although, when he started at 16 he was pretty deep in puberty). Only some of us know he is transitioning to female. He is concerned that the news that he's female will literally ...

by puppmom

June 17th, 2016, 7:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Homophobia isn't only in straight people

Replies: 20

Views: 496
Re: Alligator Drags Toddler Into Lagoon at Disney Resort

I have no words. This is just truly horrifying. I cannot even fathom how such a thing would so deeply and permanently impact everyone involved.

by puppmom

June 15th, 2016, 9:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Alligator Drags Toddler Into Lagoon at Disney Resort

Replies: 132

Views: 2348
Re:

Bella, I'm so sorry to hear and sending tons of dust and thoughts your way. It's just such a very hard thing to go through...nevermind the fact that you have so much else going on. I'll be thinking of you.

by puppmom

June 13th, 2016, 11:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6591

Views: 173375
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

After much confusion and frustration, we received a call on Saturday that the specialist sees no abnormalities in Hollis' x-ray. :appl: I will speak with our vet today as the possibility of a "focal spot x-ray" was mentioned. Since he's acting well, eating and gaining weight I think we'll ...

by puppmom

June 13th, 2016, 6:27 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1207
Re: The ultimate weight loss tool

Jaysonsmom, I feel for you! I had invisalign for 18 months 10 years ago. So worth it but such a pain. I lost weight then too but didn't have much to lose because I was in my 20s and still had a metabolism! I'm sure you'll be pleased with your result! Pinto, :lol: I might just wear it even after the ...

by puppmom

June 10th, 2016, 1:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The ultimate weight loss tool

Replies: 6

Views: 287
The ultimate weight loss tool

I've been holding on to about 20 extra pounds for about 1.5 years with no success in my effort (or lack of) to lose it. I recently returned to the orthodontist after 10 years because I noticed my teeth were shifting. The 562 times he told me I had to retain for life didn't stick so now I'm in an upp...

by puppmom

June 10th, 2016, 12:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The ultimate weight loss tool

Replies: 6

Views: 287
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

The x-rays were misplaced at the specialist - I'm told my vet verbally confirmed receipt (they send over some secure file transfer). So they sent again yesterday and I wait. I was hoping they would hop to it after misplacing them but that doesn't seem to be the case. I understand mistakes happen. I ...

by puppmom

June 9th, 2016, 10:42 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1207
Re: question about active dogs (running away)

Deb, I can imagine. They aren't stupid! Get shocked on the way out? You better believe they're not coming back! It's very interesting. I'm a huge proponent of training because I think it generally works if you're persistent. And I think it develops a good bond between you and your dog. But, I have s...

by puppmom

June 8th, 2016, 10:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: question about active dogs (running away)

Replies: 28

Views: 311
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Still now news. I even called to check. They sent the films to a specialist to look at. The wait is killing me! :(sad Thanks for keeping him in your thoughts! He still seems to be good so I'm remaining hopeful. He's not a stoic dog so I *think* we can usually tell when something's bothering him and ...

by puppmom

June 8th, 2016, 10:16 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1207
Re: question about active dogs (running away)

Training is very important but I don't think that would solve an issue if you had a really good escape artist - especially a rescue that's not a puppy since they've already established these habits. Hollis is not a runner unless there is prey but he's always in the yard or on a lead. We took him to ...

by puppmom

June 8th, 2016, 10:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: question about active dogs (running away)

Replies: 28

Views: 311
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

RT, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been laid off. Hopefully new employment is just around the corner. Bella, what wonderful news! Hoping for a smooth pregnancy and healthy baby. MP, what a difficult decision! I think you'll ultimately know what's right for your family. Age 35 was a cut off for me ...

by puppmom

June 6th, 2016, 8:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24566

Views: 674792
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

:wavey: I'm sitting at work not so patiently waiting for a call from the vet. Long story short - Hollis improved rapidly after last vet check and was eating and gaining weight. His low was 79lbs and he's back to 83.5lbs. I took him on Friday for his annual and the vet noticed a lump while checking h...

by puppmom

June 6th, 2016, 7:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1207
Re: The FDA just approved a candy flavored ADHD medication?!

Thanks, Stephanie! I didn't mean to make this about me but it really ticks me off! Our friend uses cannibis in a more...let's say...traditional way. But sadly, his 70 year old parents have to buy it "off the street". He finds it helps more with the anxiety associated with ALS. It's just sc...

by puppmom

June 2nd, 2016, 8:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The FDA just approved a candy flavored ADHD medication?!

Replies: 8

Views: 222
Re: The FDA just approved a candy flavored ADHD medication?!

I recently watched a documentary on the pharma-industry. Good god, I almost threw up. We have a very close friend with a terminal illness fighting with the FDA to try any damn drug he wants because he's GOING TO DIE. And these blood sucking a-holes are busy making drugs we get addicted to and making...

by puppmom

June 2nd, 2016, 7:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The FDA just approved a candy flavored ADHD medication?!

Replies: 8

Views: 222
Re: Opinions on Gorilla killed at Cinn. Zoo

In a situation like this, I think you have to allow the experts to make that call. There are all sorts of moral implications of course but there are moral questions about holding animals in captivity in the first place. It's easy for us to judge the decision they made after the fact without all of t...

by puppmom

May 31st, 2016, 12:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Opinions on Gorilla killed at Cinn. Zoo

Replies: 232

Views: 3420
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Blacksand, that FRER line looks right on for 12DPO to me. That's usually when I would cave and test and it's about what I got. I wouldn't say that's faint at all. The only time I've ever used a digital though was on a "whoops" and I was 20DPO by then! Good luck!

by puppmom

May 23rd, 2016, 7:02 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24566

Views: 674792