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I'm a stay-at-home-mom of 2 beautiful boys, married, and I enjoy scrapbooking and watching tv/movies. Came to the bay area in 1997 from NJ.
I've been having the most messed up, violent dreams since my return from the east coast 2 weeks ago. It's making me wake up more tired than rested. Plus the images in my head now... *shudder
*hugs* That sounds awful, I'm so sorry. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's horrible. I hope the dreams become nicer soon, so you can get some decent rest. - vicster: full-bodied
#ThrowOutThursday... Did YOU get rid of something today? I'm donating some kids DVDs we never watch AND I'm throwing away 6 pairs of uncomfortable underwear.
Anyone? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmm. No, I didn't yesterday. Will find something today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How about Fuck Outta Here Friday? I need to drop off a few bags of clothes Jayden's outgrown :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Works for me Mandy! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
There's a lot of funny trees in this world! - Luke
Nap bus crashed into my family room!
Awesome! I'm sure everyone needed it. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I know *I* needed it. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Someone lost his first tooth yesterday! <3
OMG. I'm so tired of packing. At least the last 2 times (in June and early July) were only clothes and toiletries. THIS time it's ALL the things! Clothes, bedding, food prep, food, toiletries including towels, etc. I'm losing my effing mind!
The only redeeming factor so far is that I cleared out 6 articles of clothing from my closet. No wonder this is taking so long. Early #ThrowOutThursday - Yvonne from FFHound!
Now to get it all in the car. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
My sister-in-law is pregnant!!!!! (Update: she lost the baby. =( )
7 week u/s looks good. Really good! Please please please let this one stick! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Lots of prayers. - laura x from iPhone
Sadly, she lost the baby at around 11 weeks. This poor woman (nor any woman really) does not deserve this. She's up to 4 or 5 miscarriages now. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
That's awful. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Sorry, Yvonne. That's really terrible! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
:( - rönin
Oh no, I'm so sorry. :( - Stephen Mack
Awful. :-( - Mary B: #TeamMonique
So very sorry - Janet from FFHound!
I'm so sorry. - vicster: full-bodied
My heart so goes out to her. I wish I/they could afford to have me be their surrogate. I'd do it in a heartbeat! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I am so sorry. - laura x
That's so sad :-( - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Sorry for her loss. That's devastating. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I am so the Mean Mommy today. I'm fed up with: the 3-yo demanding food in between meals and not eating his meals; both kids directly disobeying my requests; the 6-yo refusing to say Thank You to friends for parties he is invited to (why does he act so entitled and ungrateful???). Their behavior is incredibly disappointing and makes me FURIOUS!
A long ago lesson was when I was sent to my room sans dinner. I thought I was going to die from hunger that night. Glad my parents stuck to their guns, never again did I take the threat of no dinner as a ruse. - Janet
I can only imagine how frustrating their behavior is, but am very grateful to you for teaching them to have manners. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
You too? OMG. How frustrating is it? I'm sooooooo tired of repeating myself all day long, and prompting for manners, and meal time battles, and and and... - Melly
The one that's getting me now is: Mom? What? Mom? What?? Mom? WHAT??? (If you're not going to listen for my reply, stop effing asking!!!!) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Camping packing frenzy commencing. Zzzzzzzz
I love this article about tiny 'spite' houses.
Wow! I really touched a nerve on FB today when I posted, what I thought was, a cute/funny tshirt. "I'm not allowed to date, ever." Oh, well.
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm not upset, just didn't realize how tightly-wound some people are. - Yvonne
I saw that. I thought it was super cute and lighthearted but she got very serious about it. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm going to get shirts for my boys that read "My mom is raising me non-rapey". LOL! I might be buzzed. - Yvonne
Some people have nothing better to do with their time than get offended. - Corinne L
I need that shirt for Emily. She's either going to be a nun, or will stay celibate until she's 40. - Melly
Josiah's not dating either, btw. He's going to devote his life to his career and keep us well in our old age. - Melly
LOL! - Yvonne
I don't think Emily needs protecting from anyone. I just don't like the idea of my tiny, dependent babies having their hearts broken or (heaven forbid) HAVING SEX,omg. - Melly
My heart bled for Josiah when he proposed to a girl in his Grade 1 class and she said no. - Melly
Thinking of my boys heartbroken... Gah. I can't even go there... - Yvonne from FFHound!
My grandma's obituary:
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She sounds like she was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers sent. - Janet from FFHound!
*big Tam-sized hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Each day sucks more than the last. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. How was the service yesterday? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
best wishes to you and your family - Steve C
I'm so sorry. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
*hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Viewing was yesterday afternoon. Funeral was today. At the service I completely lost all composure when they started singing Amazing Grace. But the day got better at the lunch afterwards. It's quiet now. I'm with my mom and 4 aunts. It's nice. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm sorry, Yvonne. (The music always gets me, too.) Sending you a big hug. - Corinne L
Anyone want to come over and help me unpack from the last month of traveling? I'll be over here napping...
Welcome home, Yvonne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, Stephen. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
We FINALLY have landscapers working on the yard. We will no longer be THOSE neighbors. =)
Exciting! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Such a good feeling, right? I just had my mess cleared out, and it feels so much better. - Jennifer Dittrich
It looks SOOOOOOO good! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Well, it looks better. I wanted the tops of the 2 shrubs in front to be below the roofline. But not bad for 4 hours of work! - Yvonne from FFHound!
It's Throw Out Thursday! What are YOU getting rid of today? (I'll pick some things when I get home tonight.) =) #ThrowOutThursday
Thursday. - Eivind from Android
@Eivind: I don't think you're quite grasping the point. ;-) - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm throwing out Eivind. - Stephen Mack
Pregnancy clothes to be donated. - Tamara J. B.
My feathers. I'm molting! - Akiva
Old junk from my office. - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
The most bizarre thing happened on my second flight from Chicago to Newark... I saw my boyfriend from when I was 18!!! Fortunately he didn't see me. =)
At that time, my dating him was really 'controversial' since he was 25. At the time I thought it was cool, but now I think it's creepy. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
My college friends love to remind me about Ponce. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Weird is he looked exactly the same at 51. I can't say the same for me. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Wow. That's crazy. You look fabulous, btw. - Tamara J. B.
Aw! Thanks, Tam. I look good for 44. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Back in NJ. yay.
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
*hugs* Glad you're there safely. - Tamara J. B.
So, what does one wear to a funeral these days? Guess I need to go shopping?
At my mom's memorial service I requested that people wear their favorite outfits, any beaded jewelry or bright colors. (Mom loved beads, baubles, and the colors teal, turquoise, fuchsia and lavender.) Maybe you want to wear something that reminds you of how she was in her prime, or perhaps a scarf or piece of jewelry she gave you. Otherwise something comfortable and neutral tones would be fine, I think. - Corinne L
Thanks, Corinne. That helps! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I was obsessed about finding the right thing to wear for my grandmother's memorial service. I'm not sure I've bought that many clothes before or since. I like Corinne's advice. I ended up with a black dress and a pink wrap. And I got my hair done by the guy who'd been cutting her hair the last few years--he came, too. - laura x from iPhone
I think Corinne gave great advice. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Now the guilt of leaving John with the kids for 4 days and him having to be out of work is setting in. At least Logan is in Basketball Camp from 9-3. That helps...
It's not like you planned it this way... - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Yeah. Not a vacation. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I want to fly back east for my grandmother's funeral, and I don't.
I'm still just soooo tired from flying LAST week. Now to do it again... *sigh - Yvonne
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*hugs* Do you think you'll regret it if you don't go? - Tamara J. B.
Someone needs to invent teleportation already xoxoxox - Melly
I KNOW I'll regret it if I don't go. But because it's so last minute, all the flight times SUCK. If I fly during the day, I'll get in around midnight. Or I can take a red eye to make the pickup time easier for my dad. No good options. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
Look into using Uber or some other car service. More cash outflow but it might make your choice easier for your dad's sake. - Akiva
If you take the red eye, you can sleep as it's a long flight. I think it'll be hard but you should go. *hugs again* I'm sorry, love. - Tamara J. B.
Dad called so we worked out the lesser of the evils. Getting in at 11:30 pm tomorrow. It means I won't be home tomorrow to care for Luke, but at least maybe I'll get a good night's sleep once I'm there. *sigh - Yvonne
Pack some Tylenol PM in your purse/carry-on. Sending you big hugs. - Corinne L
Anyone have direct experience with bereavement airfares? Best/cheapest airlines to fly?
*hugs* No experience personally. I would bet you need to call and speak to an agent. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sorry. Don't know about one airline better than another, but can say from experience that if the cost for a particular flight is already at a discount (by chance) then the bereavement rate may not differ much. As above, definitely talk to an agent by phone. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I have some experience. Your best fares are going to be found on full-price carriers like United, American, etc. If it's a lightly-traveled route Southwest or other budget carriers may get you a good price, but not as likely. Best experience: got my (then) wife a flight on United round trip from Chicago to LAX for $248 RT at a time that would have been a good deal on an advanced fare. - LB's Bubba. The other 1
I checked fares on Hotwire and it looks like I can get a round trip on us air for $550. Not too bad. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Yesterday was the worst day ever. After a really emotional day, and a series of driving obstacles, I missed the checkin cutoff for luggage essentially missing our flight. Had a massive ugly cry at the Virgin counter. Got a hotel with an outdoor pool we can't use because of thunderstorms. The kids are bouncing off the walls. And my grandma died. =(
I want to go home. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Oh Yvonne, sending you my love and support. So very sorry for your loss. - Janet
:( - chaz2b
((Hugs)) I hope you can find a little quiet time and your travel plans work out. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh no! I'm very sorry for your loss, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I hope something goes right soon, Yvonne. Our condolences. - Pete
Thanks everyone. - Yvonne from FFHound!
So sorry, Yvonne. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, honey. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
My condolences on your loss. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Sorry to hear. Hopefully the next day is at least obstacle free - Joe Hardy from Android
Oh Yvonne, what a horrible day. I hope that life starts treating you more kindly soon. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Corinne L
I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. Best wishes for an easier day travel-wise and sending comfort for your grief. - J. Marie B
Oh Yvonne, I'm so sorry for all of that. - Stephen Mack
Yvonne, I'm sorry for your loss and for everything compounding it. - joey
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Katy S from iPhone
I'm so very sorry for the trouble storm; here's hoping it clears up soon. - Galadriel C.
I'm so sorry. I hope it gets better. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My condolences, Yvonne. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry for your loss, Yvonne. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm sorry honey. {giant hugs} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. I hope better days are ahead. - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
I'm home and will very soon be asleep. My grandma's viewing and funeral are next Tuesday and Wednesday. To fly back or not... Decisions decisions - Yvonne from FFHound!
And thanks everyone for your kind words. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
Trying to turn a bad situation into something good by going to see the Liberty Bell with the boys.
Great idea on the fourth! - Stephen Mack
Another day of driving ahead. The boys and I are headed to see my grandma. I just need her to hang on until 3pm. Fingers crossed for a safe and speedy trip.
Praying that all goes well! - Big Fat Yeast Roll!
I hope the trip goes smoothly and that you get to see your grandma. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
I hope you make it, Yvonne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How is she? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's alive, but out of it. Her breathing is labored. It's a pretty shocking sight. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so sorry. :( - Stephen Mack
I'm glad you made it in time. I'm sorry you had to see her this way, though. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hugs, so glad you made it safely. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm glad I made it, too, but sad I'll probably never make a true connection with her before she leaves us. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Hospice setting up bed and equipment tonight. Grandma goes home tomorrow. She'll be with my grandpa soon. =(
Aw. Gah. I have no words. Stay strong, Yvonne. - Akiva
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. Love to you and your family. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Yvonne))) - laura x from iPhone
((((((Yvonne)))))) - vicster: full-bodied
Sorry - Rodfather from Android
I'm very sorry. - Betsy
I'm sorry, Yvonne. - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. - Mary Carmen
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
((((((((Yvonne)))))))) so very sorry. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Aw, sending hugs and prayers for comfort. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Thanks, all. My plan is to drive there Wednesday. Hoping it won't be too late. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
So very sorry, Yvonne. - Corinne L
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Made the mistake of staying up late watching 2 episodes of Downton Abbey Season 4 on Amazon Prime last night. Now my head is killing me. #6kidsinthehouse #notenoughcoffee
My grandmother had a massive stroke today. I fear the end of her life is near. My mother is driving to the hospital tomorrow. I'm glad(?) I'm on the east coast when all of this is happening, I just really hadn't planned on going to a funeral on this trip. =(
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
Sorry, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oof, sorry to hear, Yvonne. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
Big hugs, Yvonne xoxoxox - Melly
So sorry to hear - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
So very sorry this is happening. - Janet
Oh, love, I am so sorry. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hug* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks everyone. When my grandfather passed in 2011, I couldn't go to the funeral because I was recovering from foot surgery. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Walking in place in the bathroom to hit my minimum steps. :-/
I I used to walk in place while I washed the dishes! - Jenny H. from Android
I pace while eating lunch and walk laps around my apartment building at around 10 PM, if I haven't hit my minimum by then. (it's about 100 steps to go completely around it) On hot days I head for the supermarket around the corner and just go up & down the aisles. - April Russo
It's Throw Out Thursday! What are YOU getting rid of today? #ThrowOutThursday
I think it was a beloved summer shirt, certain it mistakenly fell into the trash can by the ironing pile. I am sad. - Janet from FFHound!
I threw out my faith in some of the people employed by this company. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I threw out so much! Yvonne, you won't recognize my place! (OK, it wasn't me that did it, but still.) - Stephen Mack
Good job Stephen!!! Sorry Janet. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
Shoes--the ones that don't fit the toddler anymore and the ones that hurt my feet. - laura x
Yay Laura! - Yvonne from FFHound!
@Stephan Planken: I got nuthin'. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Summertime friends. <3 (Logan and Rachel)
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