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Re: Who is your favorite person?

My kids - I feel terrible not saying my DH. I love him. Really. Just nothing compares to the way I feel about my kids and watching them grow and learn and discover every day. Nothing brings me more joy than that. I think DH might say the same. After the kids, DH. After DH, my brother. We're 15 month...

by puppmom

December 1st, 2016, 7:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who is your favorite person?

Replies: 24

Views: 493
Re: 10 fun facts

It's like I'm being watched! :lol:

by puppmom

December 1st, 2016, 12:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 10 fun facts

Replies: 5

Views: 196
Re: Car accident - diminished value claim?

JoCoJenn, thanks for the response! 10? My goodness! I was in an accident a year ago that was my fault. Traffic came to stop in front of me and although I had plenty of room to stop my car began to skid as soon as I applied the brakes and then felt as if it completely lifted off the ground (braking, ...

by puppmom

December 1st, 2016, 10:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Car accident - diminished value claim?

Replies: 4

Views: 186
Car accident - diminished value claim?

Anyone ever file a diminished value claim for a car accident? Long story short - I was rear ended while at a stop light on Saturday. The person behind be rammed in to me just as the light turned green. He said he wasn't paying attention and went as soon as he saw the opposing light turn red. Neither...

by puppmom

December 1st, 2016, 9:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Car accident - diminished value claim?

Replies: 4

Views: 186
Re: Dust for my new rescue pup

Oh my! I'm so sorry! I hope he turns a corner soon. Have they given you any idea of prognosis? Or it's just wait and see?

This puppy was so lucky to end up with your family. He probably didn't even have a chance otherwise.

by puppmom

December 1st, 2016, 8:07 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dust for my new rescue pup

Replies: 46

Views: 589
Re: Dust for my new rescue pup

Dust for your beautiful puppy!

by puppmom

November 30th, 2016, 6:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dust for my new rescue pup

Replies: 46

Views: 589
Re: Been carrying this around for too long

Stephanie, I'm sorry you're struggling. It seems so much is weighing on you. :(( For a spouse to threaten to leave is a very serious thing in my opinion...especially using it as leverage in an argument. I think it's different if you sit down and have a heart to heart about marital concerns. From you...

by puppmom

November 30th, 2016, 11:01 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Been carrying this around for too long

Replies: 27

Views: 878
Re: Opinion on something

Momhappy, from the perspective of someone who just watched very close friends go through a divorce - nope. To each their own but I would not want to be caught in the middle of that. I don't think it's judging at all - it's just making the statement you're not going to be a part of it. And shame on a...

by puppmom

November 29th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Opinion on something

Replies: 26

Views: 675
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 actual...

by puppmom

November 29th, 2016, 5:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At a loss for a Christmas present

Replies: 11

Views: 368
Re: At a loss for a Christmas present

My almost 4 year old loves music. My mom got him one of those little kid karaoke machines last Christmas - basically a CD player/or mp3 player with a mic - and he loved it. I hated it but he loved it. :lol: We also have one of those piano mats. Both my kids (6 and almost 4) have been enjoying that f...

by puppmom

November 29th, 2016, 11:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At a loss for a Christmas present

Replies: 11

Views: 368
Re: Thyroid nodule?

Begonia, sending positive vibes your way. Waiting is the worst! My sister had her thyroid removed a few years ago. The way she discovered it was pretty crazy. Her FIL is a surgeon and had been out of the country for Doctors Without Borders for nearly a year. When he returned they went to a celebrato...

by puppmom

November 28th, 2016, 7:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thyroid nodule?

Replies: 26

Views: 491
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Distracts, thank you for thoughtful response. This has definitely been challenging especially because it's new to both of us. And DH is very private so family and friends don't know. There's good and bad with that. His mother would be beside herself which would only make him feel worse. The Thanksgi...

by puppmom

November 27th, 2016, 11:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re:

Congrats SMC and Laila! DH and I are so done but I love a good BFP. And, a surprise? Even better! Wishing you both healthy pregnancies.

by puppmom

November 25th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6608

Views: 178877
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Thank you! His employer is under 50 and he's been there less than a year so I'm not sure about FMLA. I'm trying to convince him to talk to them anyway because getting laid off would be preferable to being terminated for unemployment purposes. His performance is affected sometimes and I feel his sile...

by puppmom

November 22nd, 2016, 12:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Hi, all. Sorry I've been silent. I've read everything and really appreciate all of the advice, thoughts and sharing of experiences. I was struggling to articulate responses because we're pretty overwhelmed. Quick update: DH had a pretty good run but alas, the anxiety was only on hiatus. He and his t...

by puppmom

November 22nd, 2016, 11:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

Stephanie, I'm sorry. :(( Two things - if it were me, I would trust my gut. I'm not a jealous person so if I had these inklings, it would alarm me. And I can see how it would be upsetting that he has a short fuse with you and is seemingly carefree with her. And a look from the other side - I once wo...

by puppmom

November 18th, 2016, 12:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Talk me off the cliff (not literally)

Replies: 40

Views: 1380
Re: Need some help with my hair please!

First, I actually think you have great hair! And I think that's a good length for you. My hair is not really fine but not as thick as it used to be. I second the texturing spray either alone and after using a wand on your hair. It'll give you lift without looking like your hair is teased or fuzzy. A...

by puppmom

November 17th, 2016, 9:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need some help with my hair please!

Replies: 26

Views: 559
Re: Do you still remember your first car? what yr/type?

A 1988 Ford Tempo. What a piece of you know what! I've only owned Toyota since. I had a used Toyota Camry for a while but it was very used and I *upgraded* to a new Toyota Corolla when my work commute became long. Had that over 14 years! It's been a year since it was totaled and I still miss it.

by puppmom

November 16th, 2016, 10:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you still remember your first car? what yr/type?

Replies: 38

Views: 410
Re: I stood up to him yesterday

Stephanie, good for you! To some degree (and NOT your fault!) I think the person with the temper (or whatever undesirable behavior) thinks it is acceptable because it is tolerated. It's silly to think that way but I think it makes them feel better. I'm glad you firmly but calmly responded to his poo...

by puppmom

November 16th, 2016, 10:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I stood up to him yesterday

Replies: 15

Views: 622
Re: An Adult Coloring Book Thread...No Politics!

When I first heard about adult coloring books I imagined pornographic pictures. Shows where my head is! :lol: Once that was cleared up I bought one for DD when she was on bed rest and she liked it. A coworker of mine colors pictures while her husband who has cancer gets radiation, scans and surgerie...

by puppmom

November 13th, 2016, 4:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: An Adult Coloring Book Thread...No Politics!

Replies: 25

Views: 502
Re: Meanwhile in Canada: the buddy bench

My son's school (elementary) has a buddy bench. Even better - it was donated by a student who won the local rotary club's optimist award. She used her cash prize to purchase the bench.

by puppmom

November 10th, 2016, 5:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Meanwhile in Canada: the buddy bench

Replies: 1

Views: 144
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

For what it's worth DH's therapist has a lot of experience with inpatient psychiatric population. She later transitioned and focused on family and marriage counseling. She also does "classes" for lack of a better term on self esteem and assertiveness. Regardless, it seems DH needs more and...

by puppmom

November 6th, 2016, 7:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Wow, thank you for all of the thoughtful responses and information! A couple of things: Zoloft - what was interesting is that it *worked* right away. Turns out that's not a good sign because it's not really designed to work until it builds up in your system. Around that time (6 or 8 week mark) is wh...

by puppmom

November 6th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Thanks, Rubybeth. I never would have thought of my husband as having symtoms of OCD - seriously the most laid back, roll with the punches person I knew up until now - on the outside anyway. I think anything is a possibility at this point and I'm encouraging him to pursue all avenues but also trying ...

by puppmom

November 4th, 2016, 11:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: What is your typical breakfast?

I usually have a fried egg on wheat toast and tea (sometimes iced and sometimes hot). I just make it on an electric skillet while I dry my hair. It's the only thing that really satisfies me. If I eat something else, I'm starving by 10am.

by puppmom

November 4th, 2016, 7:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is your typical breakfast?

Replies: 41

Views: 786
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Well, false alarm. DH clarified that he felt normal today but still not able to focus. Had to fix a website and he spent two hours trying to figure it out only to realize he wasn't even looking at the right site! He left work early again. Tacori, I'm not familiar with CBT. I'll do some research. I f...

by puppmom

November 3rd, 2016, 4:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Update - DH says he feels "regular" today. I'll take that as a good sign. One day at a time.

by puppmom

November 3rd, 2016, 11:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422

by puppmom

November 3rd, 2016, 9:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Best way to stream music for a party?

Replies: 5

Views: 144
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

DH saw his therapist last night. In short the plan is: - take two xanax two times today. She said the dose he took was too little. - make an appointment for a physical. Although, based on her experience with him - she's leaning toward no underlying medical cause. She would still like to rule it out....

by puppmom

November 3rd, 2016, 6:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422
Re: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

VRBEAUTY, DH was never a good student. He's a musician and said he decided to stop paying attention around the third grade because he just wanted to play music. But he's pretty much self taught as a web developer and that does not look easy to learn! He definitively has the hyper focus thing going o...

by puppmom

November 2nd, 2016, 5:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anxiety? Anyone have anything that works for them?

Replies: 58

Views: 1422