@Mamabean, what a fantastic update! I'm really glad your dil was able to get through to Scott, and also kudos to Scott for realizing how much the situation was upsetting you. I'm thrilled you will be spending Christmas with all your sons and your grandson. And it will be great for Chris too; I'm sure it will mean a lot to him to be with his entire family. So happy for you!@missy I found it..I’m a bigger dork than I thought I was. I tore the whole house part looking in all my hiding places...I had originally checked my jewelry pouch and didn’t see it. After I tore the whole house apart.... I looked in my pouch again. I have lots of little ring baggies that contain one ring each. I went through them all AGAIN..As I was about to fold it up I noticed the ring in the corner of the pouch..I’m losing it. Anyway..I have it and I’m happy.
My daughter-in-law is the best. She worked on Scott tirelessly explaining to him that it was causing me lots of stress about not inviting Chris. Scott said she leaned hard on him making him realize it was just hurting me. He called me this morning to say he will come for Christmas if I invite Chris. He just won’t stay over..They’ll go back home after spending the day in case Chris stays over. I was so excited I bought her a band to go with the ring I already bought her! Lol
Thank you @junebug17..I really appreciate it!@Mamabean, what a fantastic update! I'm really glad your dil was able to get through to Scott, and also kudos to Scott for realizing how much the situation was upsetting you. I'm thrilled you will be spending Christmas with all your sons and your grandson. And it will be great for Chris too; I'm sure it will mean a lot to him to be with his entire family. So happy for you!
And yay for finding the ring! I agree, your dil is the best.
Hot chocolate works! Enjoy and hoping you can get that ice cream you so desire when the time is right. No ice cream in our near future unless I go to the supermarket and buy some because it is raining again today and Greg is heading into the city anyway and then it is going to snow tomorrow. And be super cold here the next few days and then rain this weekend. As you can see I have looked ahead but I am a meteorologist geek what can I say? Hope you are enjoying a lovely week. And THUD to that Octavia Asscher. Swoon.@missy It is warm here, but I am still having hot chocolate all day long, instead of icecream. If they sold it, I'd be buying & not least because you do!
Woohoo! So happy and thrilled that this has been settled and favorably too. I love happy endings and maybe just maybe Scott will decide to stay a bit longer if he and Chris have a good conversation. Fingers crossed dear Joanne. XOXO.My daughter-in-law is the best. She worked on Scott tirelessly explaining to him that it was causing me lots of stress about not inviting Chris. Scott said she leaned hard on him making him realize it was just hurting me. He called me this morning to say he will come for Christmas if I invite Chris. He just won’t stay over..They’ll go back home after spending the day in case Chris stays over. I was so excited I bought her a band to go with the ring I already bought her! Lol
Yay for working smart now and not having to babysit. That is sweet. Yes we got our humidifier replaced all accomplished yesterday. Joe sent his guy here to take out the one that wasn't working and then he brought it back to the supplier and picked up a new one and came back and installed it all before noon. And it is still working woohoo. Nice when things work the way they should. Hope today is another good day. And you can talk about baking any time. (((Hugs))).We had snow overnight but only enough to make it icy. The giant drift down the street isn’t budging. I can’t believe the city hasn’t sent plows out again. If we get another big storm it’s going to be a nightmare getting around. I swear my teddy bears could beat the current mayor in an election.
Work is so nice now. Tracking and documenting errors sure took a lot of my time.
Good luck to your mom today @Scandinavian.Hello girls!
I'm back home now after 4 days of sun. I do love the snow. But another day in the sun would have been nice. We had a blast. Swimming, eating, watching dolphins and swimming some more. LOL what to do with children. Apparently, they never get cold in the water. We even met some friends who were there at the same time as us. That was a nice surprise.
My mother started chemo again today. My dad is playing taxi for her today, because I had to take my grandmother to the doctor (again). Business calls in the car outside the doctor's office - not really fun but thank something I have a good memory and didn't actually need my computer to kind of get through that one.
I look forward to this weekend. A very late birthday party for me. I sent out invitations with the heading "Hurray for me". LOL. Four of our closest friend-families are coming to the new cabin (summerhouse) on Saturday and are staying until Sunday, so I'm hoping that it will be fun and not just crowded. 20 people and 5 dogs on my last count. Wish us luck.
Maybe also one cat. That should be interesting. LOL. Makes me think of Olliver @missy, he would love that I'm sure, so many to play with! I'm sure you will figure out the food. Maybe keep it in a separate room and the others will go there (and you open the door or something) when they wish to eat? Fred looks very happy and relaxed in front of the fireplace! Kind of like me last night lol.
I am trying to read up, but might resign and just reply as we go forward. Please forgive me.
Thanks! Oliver is welcome with his mommy any day!
I remembered that GC provided the setting too - unexpected service.
. ))))) ) all forgotten...Work is so nice now.
It does, today as well as yesterday. I am slowly catchingup with NIRDI details, hearingthat you arestill not quite done with the RW horror entirely. Is Greg having his surgery? What a year you had!Hot chocolate works!
Good one! Hurray for you! Ten times over. Fingers crossed for the summerhouse launch [from my side of things, having so many folks over at once feels official!] & for the year ahead.I look forward to this weekend. A very late birthday party for me. I sent out invitations with the heading "Hurray for me". LOL.
Hello sweethearts! Thank you to everyone who has mentioned me in your posts and thoughts. It means a lot. Its been a whirlwind. It will all be worth it very soon. Hugs to all.GM lovely ladies. Sending my loving NIRDI friends lots of loving hugs and good thoughts.
Hot chocolate works! Enjoy and hoping you can get that ice cream you so desire when the time is right. No ice cream in our near future unless I go to the supermarket and buy some because it is raining again today and Greg is heading into the city anyway and then it is going to snow tomorrow. And be super cold here the next few days and then rain this weekend. As you can see I have looked ahead but I am a meteorologist geek what can I say? Hope you are enjoying a lovely week. And THUD to that Octavia Asscher. Swoon.
@Scandinavian gorgeous pics my dear and thank you for liking my new hair style. I thought you might. How is your mom doing? How's your grandmother doing? Sending you healing hugs across the many miles and hoping for happy news.
@Mamabean woohoo so relieved you found the ring (!!!) but I never doubted you would. Just glad you found it so soon. Nice going. I always misplace things. I once misplaced earrings I bought for my nieces and to this day still have not found. I put it someplace "safe" lol. I agree your DIL is the best and you are the best MIL too!
Woohoo! So happy and thrilled that this has been settled and favorably too. I love happy endings and maybe just maybe Scott will decide to stay a bit longer if he and Chris have a good conversation. Fingers crossed dear Joanne. XOXO.
Gorgeous sunrise dear @marcy.
Yay for working smart now and not having to babysit. That is sweet. Yes we got our humidifier replaced all accomplished yesterday. Joe sent his guy here to take out the one that wasn't working and then he brought it back to the supplier and picked up a new one and came back and installed it all before noon. And it is still working woohoo. Nice when things work the way they should. Hope today is another good day. And you can talk about baking any time. (((Hugs))).
@junebug17 thinking about your dear brother and hoping relief is on his way re the sleeping issues. Please let him know we are all thinking good thoughts for him. I hope all your holiday planning and shopping is going well and that things are good for you. (((Hugs))).
@Slick1 the countdown begins. Hope all is going smoothly and hope Chase is doing OK. Fred is having so much trouble having a BM despite all the meds I am giving him for that. I know the inevitable cannot be long put off as much as I want it to but of course the optimist in me is praying for a long quality of life left for dear Fred. I know you hope the same for Chase. I am praying for all our furbabies. (((Hugs)))
@Austina hope the cruise is very enjoyable and you are having a blast. XOXO
@canuk-gal how is your holiday planning going? Hope you are doing well and your family is well. Sending you hugs and love.
@bling_dream19 how are you? I know this is a crazy busy time for you and hoping all is going smoothly and you and FI are enjoying this time. Savor each moment and so excited for your upcoming wedding and celebrating the love you share. (((Hugs))).
@Daisys and Diamonds Nicky, I am thinking of you and your family and hoping everyone is doing well. XOXO.
@CJ2008 you are never far from my mind and hoping things are well with you and your dh and your furbabies and sending you hugs.
@PierreBear my friend happy holidays to you. (((Hugs))).
@rainwood sending you bucketloads of good luck dust. XOXO.
We had a good day yesterday. All 4 cats successfully shampooed yesterday. Humidifier replaced all within the morning hours despite lots of traveling on the part of the HVAC guy going back and forth to get a new one. We also went to Costco (so exciting haha) and the day went fast. Today I am on my own but have lots of things on my to do list so will be pleasantly occupied I think. It's not a good weather week but that's OK. Gives us time to catch up on other things to be sure.
Thinking of my friends here and hoping all is well. I saw the stalker thread and it is so scary. My heart goes out to that PSer. There's a saying that comes to mind: here's to those who wish us well and all the rest can go to well you know where :/. That thread also reminds me there are also non scary stalkers around. One must remain vigilant because the world has lots of not so nice people in it. Sad but true and sometimes those who seem so nice are not at all what they appear to be. I have learned that lesson and it is scary how people can be easily misled. I think those with good and pure hearts tend to be the most vulnerable to such people. People who seem so sweet and nice and kind but they are not. But I digress. Sorry for the mini threadjack. I will leave you with a heartwarming photo below.
We let Oliver out last night for a bit and are having big problems with food with him. He always wants to eat and he never is satiated. So not sure how we are going to manage this long term. For the short term we covered all the food when we let him out. But Fred and Tommy need the food all day because they just graze and we need them to be able to eat whenever they want to eat. Big problem and I sure hope this isn't the issue that makes it impossible to keep Oliver. After all we went through that would be a crying shame. Anyway leaving you with Oliver exploring last night. Fred didn't seem bothered by him at all unlike tommy who was running away from him. Little Oliver can be a bit of a terror. Hopefully with time he will outgrow that. But we shall see.
Have a lovely and terrific Tuesday my dear NIRDI girlfriends.
@Tekate! I missed you! I’m sorry you were sick..Don’t worry about unpacking..and stuff hanging around. It will get done..Just do it a little at a time...I’m sorry you miss the NE...Do you miss the cold weather? I lived in Texas for five years...I loved it there...but I missed the seasons...I would laugh when it would get what they called a snow storm...It only did it twice in five years. It amounted to dusting of less than a quarter inch. The stores were cleared of bread and milk the day before the forecast. I would pick stuff up for people because they were afraid to drive. It would crack me up. On the flip side..they would get tornado and hurricane warnings...tape up windows like it was nothing while I freaked out..hahahaMerry Christmas y'all. Yes it is really me, I'm here and finally have some time and feel up to reading PS. Let me just say it's been a real overwhelming experience getting here, living with my best friend and having my granddaughter and my son and DIL and trying to get all things done, I really hate moving and our furniture was really late, it was really expensive (so much for John going cheap meh). So many people needing my time, get together, baby sit (which I love), dinners, lunch, linners, brunches, etc but the topping on this whole thing is I got sick, sick with a stomach virus that has really knocked me out for days, I believe I have slept 14 hours a day at least, headache, nausea, aches, it's been really horrible, Mike and Cara and Autie had it then me, John never get's this stuff. The house plans are still a nada but we have a meeting this Thursday with the architect. Now to the rental home, it's really adorable - 3 beds 2 baths and a study, but of course I own 6 rugs and they are all in the study, all my stuff is everywhere here and it's depressing... but it's okay.
So an update with me is I did get a tree, now to find lights etc.. whoops pressed post I guess Salley is good, still a bit high strung but okay.
I have not read anything in weeks so excuse me for not commenting on anyone's post.. but I will after I post this part, I believe the worst is over for now..
Chris is coming for 2 weeks at Christmas! that is the best news, Autie has a constant cold, not much was broken in moving. @Austina email me with info if you would. again or maybe you have and I've not been in Insta in the same amount of time as here. Took days to get internet etc blah blah.. Miss the NE so much. But Autumn makes my heart sing.
love to you all and I am glad the worst is over.
@Tekate You are right..That’s what I should have said..Scott, Allie and Jackson will come Christmas Eve..They will stay over..We can have our wine, etc...Chris is coming Christmas Day..so Scott and family will stay the day when Chris is there..but not stay over that night. Chris will spend the night then. Christmas will be no alcohol which is fine...Scott let me know that he is only coming for me..He will be on best behavior for me..That’s all. He doesn’t want Jackson to have a relationship with Chris..I feel bad for Chris but he did some terrible things to me which Scott can’t forgive. I understand his reasoning..but Chris is clueless. I think he thinks Scott is warming up but he isn’t. I think he will get it when Jackson has a birthday party in March at their house and Chris won’t be invited. Yes..Chris has been terrible to me but I still feel bad about him being excluded.So I've been skimming.. just wanted to shout out to @Mamabean
Joanne, I've lost 3 rings and one unset tourmaline in the last 3 years and will never fine them let me just say I'm so happy you found the ring!
I was feeling for you on your conundrum for Christmas. I think your grandson takes 1st dibs, sounds mean to Chris but if he would relapse because of this, it's not a very strong sobriety is it? Time heas all wounds my mom would always say, but at this late date I'm not so sure. Remember Christmas is your holiday too.. as a mother I know this advice hurts you and I am so sorry, not meant to at all dear lady, I believe in honesty as the best policy or maybe just slanting this into a positive if you can. I'd say to my son "Christmas is a time of drinking, eating and drinking" "I want you to not be tempted at this time, I want you well on your road to sobriety Christopher".. some type of spin, I hope I am not out of bounds lady, I wish you a joyous, peaceful and loving holiday Joanne. xoxoxoxo Kate
phew so glad you found it !Good morning..It will be a busy day but had to come here to say what a dork I am. I’m always hiding my jewelry because I don’t have a safe...and won’t get one because it would have to be bolted to the floor...We’ll be moving in a few years..and my husband doesn’t want to bolt it to the floor because of that..Anyway...I misplaced my daughter-in-law’s ring I was giving her for Christmas. I took it out of my pouch where I keep everything..and put it in a little pretty jewelry box. I hid it somewhere in the house and now I can’t find it..I’m such a nut..
@Tekate How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you and miss your posts.
You can never butt in...Your opinions are valued and very wise. I’m going to use what you said for other times..You made a great point..Thank you for caring! xxoo@Mamabean it's exceedingly difficult to jettison your child no matter how old, I think we all get it, Missy could have just jettisoned Ollie, she didn't of course because she's a furmom, as you are too.. we forgive our kids often and always, I always have hope one my son's will always remember that I loved them with my whole heart, you love your kids, you are normal.. Mike and Chris do not often get along, each things the other is a dope I can no longer facilitate closeness for them but I hope in my heart of hearts as time marches they were remember what made them brothers more than what they don't like about each other. always hope and btw you handled this holiday perfectly and I probably should have butted out but I care xoxo
@Daisys and Diamonds I feel for you..The fact that they are missing together makes me think it’s in your house. The silver lining was that I straightened out some areas thinking it was in there! Sometimes I find things if I pretend to hide something else..I will sometimes find it there..What a nutcase I am..I hope they turn up soon!phew so glad you found it !
i have several rings and a bracelet and a necklase missing, im hoping like crazy they are all together in a safe place somewhere and ive torn the place apart several times - im just trying not to panic and be positive they will turn up