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DragnHeart

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

Choosing wall colours

Need advice/opinions on how to chose wall colours when you have an open concept style house.

Our front entrance, kitchen, living room, and dining room are one big circle.

There is no real break between the kitchen and living room. There is a wall from kitchen to living room meaning one wall in both rooms.

If i paint the kitchen one colour and the living room another, which colour do i paint that one wall?

I guess it would be easier if i drew out blueprint of the house to help.

Wh and i have decided on the flooring for each room. I know the colour of the kitchen. The colour of the living room dining room and hall is all still up in the air.
TIA

18 comments posted: Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

117 comments posted: Friday, October 8th, 2021

Sciatica? back hip buttocks and leg pain

A couple of weeks ago i was reaching to pick up some 2x4's and twisted hurting my back. Pain in lower back, hip, buttocks leg. Horrible pain. Lasted a couple of days.

This past weekend i moved the wrong way and pain is back with a vengeance. I cannot sleep. Laying down hurts. Sitting hurts. Standing is tolerable.

All on left side.

Warmth feels good. Ice makes it hurt more.

I am trying to stay moving but man i cannot take the pain.

Is there any specific stretches i can do to help ease this before i see a doctor?

24 comments posted: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

41 comments posted: Friday, October 1st, 2021

Any plumbers here?

Oh man as if my life isnt f'ed up enough...

Put a small load of laundry on just before going to bed. Laying there, unable to sleep,i hear a gurgling sound.

The laundry room is off main washroom which is beside master bedroom.

Walk into bathroom to find the toilet overflowing and the tub overflow with water pouring out of it, filling the tub.

A. Turn off washing machine.
B. Plunge toilet. Success, it stops overflowing.
C. grab every available towel to soak up water on floor.
D. Attempt to plunge tub drain. Water has stopped coming out of the overflow but tub isnt draining AND i broke the plunger... mad

Water is now slowly draining from tub.

I turned on tap in bathroom sink. Water does not back up into sink!
Same in kitchen.

So being that its most likely a clog, its in the line somewhere between washer, tub and toilet.

I have taped the toilet shut, set up the potty and another garbage can for toilet paper, praying the kids get the hint IF they get up in the night to go.

Its now 12:02...fml.

So is my best bet to get a bottle or two of draino in the morning OR a snake thing?

Note, all water is gone from tub now. Im to scared to try flushing the toilet.

rolleyes

6 comments posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Kid crying wolf i am so angry

DD has always been dramatic and demanded people do things for her or do what SHE wants.

Even in fucking kindergarten this kid knew how to manipulate people to make them do things for her. Her then teacher asked me if dd was capable of say putting on her boots, coat etc. When i said hell ya she can teacher explained that dd was making people believe she couldn't do things so everyone was helping her. She was so tiny and "cute" and everyone was in line wanting to help...

Teacher put an end to that...

DD uses her small stature as an excuse why she cant do this or that. It's all bullshit and she knows that I know its bullshit.

I do not put up with her crap.

Every day she bitches that she cannot help DS with dishes because she has homework BUT she can sneak out and play with the baby pig one of our sows just had. I called bullshit and told her so and she helped ds all the while mouthing off.

Once done she goes to her room to do her homework.

Then she comes out demanding i help her with her art. Not asking for help, demanding it. I explain how to do what she needs to do and she flips out becauze I wont do it FOR HER...

She blows up in my face that i dont care, want her to fail and no wonder she wants to KILL HERSELF as she storms off to her room.

I needed a minute to calm down then went to tell her that since she feels suicidal i would be taking her to the hospital as soon as her dad got home.

Wanna see a kid change her tune really fast. She not only finished her art but has been saying she doesnt want to kill herself so no need to go to the hospital and its no big deal etc.

I told her its a VERY big deal and not something to mess around with.

Shes been all nice since. Grrr

Teenage girls suck!!! Glad i was never one lol.

Damn good thing shes having special education psychological testing done. Ill be adding this incident into the mountain of paperwork i have to fill out for her..

I know life with kids is only going to get worse lol. No delusions there but tell me i am capable of dealing with all this shit.

8 comments posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

27 comments posted: Friday, September 24th, 2021

Around and around i go

This sinus thing is an ongoing problem now.

It flared up again, left side, ear, teeth, above and below my eye all so painful.

On antibiotics AGAIN!

Tylenol Sinus offered No relief from the pain. Tylenol with codeine did only if i took 3 at a time and of course that lead to no BMs for a week.

Advil plus Tylenol plus naproxen eased it enough i could eat.

Neti pot used daily. Helped a bit but i still couldn't get through the night.

Used heat and cold packs, trying anything to alleviate the pain. Drinking alot of water.

Up until this morning the pain was constant. Today i wake up and only if i press above and below my eye does it hurt. No pain in my teeth or ear. But... BUT the left side of my face is now swollen like a balloon.

As bad as i look i am Ok with it. Not being in pain making me crazy is so wonderful. Maybe the antibiotics are finally kicking in? Maybe using the neti pot has loosened something. Last night i had TMI.....globs of green and blood come out of my nose.

How do i convince my doctor to refer me to an ENT? I cant keep going through this and being thrown on antibiotics each time.

12 comments posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Can you listen to music post dday?

Music was always a huge part of my life.

Singing (badly blush ), dancing (even worse grin ) but it didnt matter because i loved music.

Id turn on the radio and the world just faded away.

Now....i turn on the radio and the songs just suck.

Romantic, lovey dovey stuff makes me want to barf

So many songs about cheating mad

Maroon 5 song Beautiful Mistakes made my blood boil because in my head the line:

"And now we lie awake making beautiful mistakes "

Sounds like two cheaters. ..

I have read the lyrics and know thats not the intent but damn thats where my head goes.

Guess ill just stick to my Meatloaf and NIN cds when driving lol

Anyone else feel like this?

39 comments posted: Monday, September 20th, 2021

I am triggering hard today and it sucks!

Wh has gone out with DS. This is the first time he has gone anywhere but work without me with him in ages. Yes my choice to stay back. I have shit to do and honestly i did not want to go.

He is going to be seeing SIL and i cant stand her. Shes way to "friendly" with men other than BIL, her husband. BIL is wh brother.

Its a trigger, even though i know nothing will happen.

Wh has been good with keeping her at a distance, not messaging her, that i know of although i dont check much.

Sucks how quickly my mind goes down the rabbit hole thinking of scenarios or past shit.

So i am trying to keep busy. Dishes, laundry then taking the twins outside to help me set up new fencing.

Thanks for reading. I really needed to get that off my chest. smile

12 comments posted: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

0 comment posted: Friday, September 17th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

87 comments posted: Friday, September 17th, 2021

Birthday party invitation and covid

Little M came home with an invitation to a birthday party next month.

I know that we can't live in fear and things have been lifted regarding covid but is this a really good idea?

She cannot be vaccinated.
She has had severe respiratory issues leading to hospitalization.
Shes on daily medication as well has inhalers.

Theres really no details in the invitation other than the location and date. I doubt everyone will be wearing masks. I will be contacting the parent to get that info but should i even consider letting little M go?

I know she wants to and wants to hang out with her friends more outside of school. Its just still so scary. Covid numbers are up in unvaccinated here.

Thoughts?

6 comments posted: Monday, September 13th, 2021

Nail health advice

I have always been a nail biter. I would go through periods when i didnt bite them and they would grow out nicely then back id go to biting.

Well i dont do it anymore. Thus my nails have been growing out but they keep breaking.

Now i have to say i have NO idea how anyone wears fake long ass nails or grows out nature ones. I cant type on my phone, i end up scratching myself all the time...i get them caught on stuff.

I just broke the nail on my left baby finger. Man that shit hurt!

My thumb nails are nice and thick and dont bend but all my finger nails are thin and bend easily.

Is there a supplement i should be taking, a polish i should put on etc to help them not break?

TIA grin

3 comments posted: Monday, September 13th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

69 comments posted: Friday, September 10th, 2021

Anyone else feel self care is overwhelming?

I know i need to take better care of myself. I have lost a bit of weight, clothes are loose, more flabby, though the scale doesnt show much. Its something. Of course i got that by simply not eating. Not healthy.

But i am stressed all the damn time.

This past weekend i had a total breakdown.

All the kids got new shoes, indoor and outdoor, for school. Little M misplaced her old outdoor shoes and asked if she could wear her new ones. I said yes.

What could happen in two friggin days...... rolleyes

Well Murphys damn law. She loses the new ones BUT finds the old ones. We spent two full days tearing the entire house apart.

All. Of. Us. Wh was already pissed off he lost a game on his new phone and had already reset his old phone before he realized it even after i asked him to make sure everything transferred properly. Add in missing shoes and a house now torn apart. He was not nice to be around...

I have a huge shelf/shoe rack at the front door. Thats where shoes are to go! Do ya think MY damn demon children can put them there??? No!

I totally broke down. Feeling like no matter what i do these kids just wont listen. I wanted to go walk into the forest, out the back and into the river! I have been militant with them from day one on cleaning and keeping things in their place. I have taken everything away from them. I have used praise and rewards. I just dont know what else to do to get it through their god damn little heads.

I am tired. The sinus thing has returned. The pain, pressure...lots of OTC pain meds, antibiotocs and neti pot and i am barely functioning. Got garbage out and one load of (mostly mine) laundry done. I should be resting but if i dont get things done A. It wont get done and B. Ill end up hearing about it.

I want to go soak in the tub. I wont. And i dont understand why i can't do something like allow myself to have a hot bath.

What is wrong with me...

21 comments posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

63 comments posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2021

I thought it was her and saw red vent

I was scrolling through my facebook feed, saw a post with photos of nurses. Near the bottom of the photos was one and i swear the woman is a spitting image of OW2.

Had an instant feeling of GRRRRRRR.

Had to look at it more to confirm it wasnt her.

My wh is/was? a serial cheater. At least four OW's. Probably more. This OW i hate with all my being. I see her name everywhere, see woman who look like her and each time i see red.

This one was friends with MIL and SIL.

She had it in her head she was going to replace me.

She tried using "i might be pregnant to keep wh coming back.

I just hate her!

She hid from me when i confronted wh at work. I wish i had told her off! Instead i walked past her after wh who took off inside when he saw me. She said "oh shit" as i walked by and i replied "oh shit is right". Man i wish i had given her a piece of my mind that day...bit she hid.

No she is not on my mind every day.

Yes i know WH made the vows to me not her.

But i hate her. Always have always will.

I will always regret not confronting her. Not making a bigger scene, not outting her to everyone,not telling her she was a no good whore who deserved to rot in Hell.

Thanks for letting me vent

6 comments posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

New things and anxiety???

Its a normal thing to experience some anxiety with "new things" right?

I expect that with things like a move, new school, new job, but what about small things?

Wh and i have paid off the tabs on our phones and could finally upgrade. We wanted new phones so dd could then have my current phone and DS could have DD's phone, all of us on the family plan.

We all went to the store yesterday to "look at" our options. Ended up ordering the new phones which are being shipped directly to us. Wh wasnt much help picking out the phones, saying whatever i got he wanted since he isnt tech savvy...

We both prefer android over iPhone and i wanted to stick with the Galaxy A series since i am familiar with it. It was a choice between A32 and A52. 32 in stock 52 not. Not much of a price difference but a lot more storage in 52 so we went with them.

The problem was not being in stock. I order off Amazon. Its not like i haven't ordered stuff before but today i feel anxious about it. I could have done it all online through their web site but doing it In store knocked off 2 weeks in shipping time.

Maybe it's the switching of data from our old phones to new phones that has me uptight. Buy In store and they do that for me.

Since i have to go back to the store to set up DD's old phone for ds with a new SIM card i was told if i had any issues with smart switch they would help.

This isn't a huge deal at all but i feel like theres a rave going on in my stomach.

I have been making small changes lately. Drinking more water, less coffee (one cup down from a full pot). No longer biting my nails so now i have talons lol. Vaping less. Less snacking. Seems i am losing weight too. All of that and yet im not feeling better. Still tired snd a hell of alot more anxious about stuff. Wth!

Anyone else feel this way?

10 comments posted: Monday, August 30th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

112 comments posted: Friday, August 27th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

66 comments posted: Friday, August 20th, 2021

And we have more piglets!!!

Went to feed tHE pigs and our large girl who NEVER misses feeding time didn't come out of the house.

She came out only after i went in to check. Two little piglets were in the corner. Two more were dead. Squished by mom is what it looks like.

Of course mom had to pick the non farrowing side.... so while she ate i set up the bumper bar so she can lay down but not roll onto the babies.

I also removed the dead babies and took the two live ones out because the other two females wouldn't stay out of that side of the house. The kids are caring for them now.

Both piglets are girls.

The black one has glazed over blue eyes, blind maybe? It doesnt make any noise and cant stand as one leg appears injured.

The brown piglet squeals nice and loud. Looks healthy. She can probably go back to mom. The other one will be hand fed.

Mom still looks full of babies so I'm watching her. I have her locked into the house now so the other pigs won't bother her. They can use the other side.

Bella doesn't seem to even notice lol.

13 comments posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

99 comments posted: Friday, August 13th, 2021

Vent a weekend of raging

Have you ever just been full of rage for days? Ok its a dumb question to ask on this site but man oh man i raged non stop all weekend long.

I was supposed to drop off some things to my parents and do some early school shopping Saturday but I felt off, sick, not myself....ok i felt like i had been drugged. That ugh feeling. I slept like shit, felt shakey. I knew it best not to venture out.

Wh kept pushing for me to go, despite me saying i wasn't up to it (long drive). He wouldn't stop pushing. It was getting on my nerves.

I told him we needed to get the grass cut BEFORE it rained and that he needed to cut AROUND THE HOUSE before doing along the driveway where NO ONE FUCKING WALKS. I said it nicer then that but he then snapped at me saying i have no right to tell him how or where to cut the grass and to just keep my damn mouth shut because i don't know anything.

He tells me to shut up a lot.

This time it triggered absolute rage. I screamed at him. I screamed at the kids. Told them all they were a bunch of useless shits that walk over a mess instead of cleaning it up and i was done being their fucking slave.

Ya know what they all did all fucking weekend???

Played video games.

ALL. FUCKING. WEEKEND...

I had already started laundry Saturday morning but guess what, i refused to finish it. They want clean clothes they can get it.

Dinner. Ya fuck them all. Told them to figure it all out themselves. Good thing i taught the kids to cook.

I ended up sitting in the van at one point because i knew if i stayed inside i would start throwing things.

I have asked DS to get off the PS4 three times since i got home today and that was after telling him NO games today. So i walked up to him and calmly asked if i need to smash the TV to get his attention... he whinned...shut it off and is now pouting in his room.

Next up is the wifi...dd wont get out of her fucking room, wont do her daily chores without a damn fight and threatening to run away because omg mom asked her to clean the litter box or help with dishes.....now wifi is off. See how long before she comes out to bitch.

I swear wh has told them not to listen to me ever...

And yesterday we had an unexpected visitor who actually commented on the fact that wh didn't cut the grass WHERE WE ALL WALK AROUND THE HOUSE. Ha!

I'm better today. i still feel shitty, sick but not able to really pinpoint what exactly feels sick. Rage wise I'm better. Then again wh is at work. I don't have to see him and i can ignore his messages.

Note: i always tell the kids i love them but im jot going to tolerate shitty behaviour anymore. I deserve better than that and they are old enough not to act like that.

15 comments posted: Monday, August 9th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

116 comments posted: Friday, August 6th, 2021

New glasses any tips on picking frames?

So i finally caved and made myself an appointment to see an optometrist.

I desperately need new glasses as my current frames are being held together with hot glue lol

That and well my age is showing because my sight has changed sooooooo much in the last year. I used to only need glasses to drive, now i cannot see my hand in front of my face clearly, cannot read a text with my glasses on.

I have been using the virtual try on feature at this optometrists web site. I am struggling to find anything that i like.

I am ok with wild and crazy.

My face has aged horribly. I mean so totally awful i won't need a mask for halloween. Thank god for masks in public!!!

I have the jowls...my eye lids are swollen and hang over my eye lashes ( yes going back to my doctor this time for this problem), i think i can take the award for most wrinkles in one face lol.

(Can one thin out in the face if they lose weight because i am totally motivated to go skin and bone at this point).

I know round frames make me look fatter than i am.

More rectangle frames like what i have now look better than my old glasses that are round.

Should i opt for thick frames or thin ones or the ones where the lense are only held on at the top, no frame around the bottom?

I JUST DONT KNOW...

If you wear glasses how did you pick your frames?

11 comments posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Psychological impact of covid

DD had two eye appointments today so it wasn't worth dropping off twins at school and heading back home. Just brought all kids in at once.

That meant two hours between start of school and eye appointments then another two hours before picking up twins after appointments.

(Its a 35 minute trip home and then back so not worth the time or gas to drive back and forth)

Brought the older kids to a park in town. Awesome park. Has a splash pad. Huge swings and climber.

They love it and we were the only people here in the morning.

After the appointments we came back to a busy park. Not packed but theres people here now.

DS said he is afraid to be around anyone because he cannot get vaccinated.

DD doesnt want to be near people either even with her first shot.

Its not like they are up in peoples faces. Everyone is still maintaining distance and my kids have masks. But they are very hesitant to go play.

DD also said shes not comfortable because there could be kidnappers around, listening to much online about the sex trafficking stuff... its good to be aware and informed and know what to do but now my kids just seem scared all the time.

With things opening up more and things going back to the old normal ways, how do you help your kids feel safe?

When i was growing up i was out playing with my friends until the street lights came on. No adults watching us every second. I havent been a helicopter parent, i have let the kids go play but maybe I've been to protective?

3 comments posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Stupid picture friday

89 comments posted: Friday, July 30th, 2021

Clerical errors how is this even possible?

So i have mentioned wh was approved for a newer vehicle and we ended up with a van. Everything was handled over the phone. Vehicle itself was in a city on the other side of province and was driven out to us. When it got here, the driver took off the dealer plates and our new plates were put on.

Ownership with said plate and all the paperwork was provided.

That was back IN MAY.

Today i left to pick up the twins from school.

Passed Ontario provincial police parked at the 4 corners in town. I had watched a dump truck stop in the middle of intersection earlier and thought oh good cops are watching.

No sooner thought that that i noticed officer was behind me, then lights and siren...

Two officers approached, one on each side.

My van was flagged because my plates were NOT ATTACHED to this vehicle....

WTF!!!

They take my license, ownership and tell me to wait. I try to call school no answer so i email teacher. I tell the officers where i am going and that if they want they can follow me home to get all of the paperwork i got when the van arrived.

They then say to come with them to their vehicle. I am shown the alert and am instructed to go pick up the kids, come home then take all the paperwork to the ministry of transportation to sort it all out In a separate vehicle.

So i finally get a hold of wh tell him to get his butt home after telling him what happened, head to town get the twins and head home.

My brother came by to pick up other brothers boat so he stays with kids and wh and i go to town in other vehicle.

Wh had contacted dealership. They said it was a clerical error with MTO, get to MTO and they say its a dealership error.

MTO speaks to dealership. But it needs to be taken care of at thr MTO office in thr city the plates were purchased so dealership will be figuring it all out. We hope.

I have to still get kids to school AND have an appointment for dd tomorrow so MTO says go to OPP office and explain, which we do so im told at OPP

office they will send out an email so im "hopefully" not stopped and ticketed.

Wh said we will just do what we did before getting second van, idrive him to work and take the other van. That avoids any chance if a ticket and having van towed.

The plates were registered to the van on May 21. Yet taken off on May 25th. Who did it and why remains a mystery but dammit my nerves are totally shot!!!

Anyone ever experience a clerical error like this before buying a vehicle???

13 comments posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

162 comments posted: Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Tush? Medical peeps need some opinions plz

So dd has this rash thing on the back and sides of her neck.

It appeared after going swimming.

No rash anywhere else on her body. No one else has this who was also swimming.

Doc prescribed Betamethasone .05% 2×/ day. Other than moisturize it she says the cream makes it itchy.

A rash is a rash but this has been going on for over a month. It looks to get better then gets all red and scaly again.

She hasn't changed soaps, shampoos, anything that would explain this reaction.

Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated.

17 comments posted: Friday, July 16th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

55 comments posted: Friday, July 16th, 2021

Ontario SI peeps check in please

Severe thunderstorms and at least one tornado touched down here yesterday.

If you are in Ontario please check in.

Smy?

Weather emergency alert went off on my phone saying to seek shelter immediately.

We were lucky where i am. Storms were just to the south. A lot of rain. Brief power outage. The storm would kick up really bad then just stop. Then start again.

Others weren't so lucky.

Houses had roofs ripped off, some collapsed.

Please check in when you can.

5 comments posted: Friday, July 16th, 2021

Survey poll opinion?

Should cats be kept as indoor pets only?

I am of the opinion that cats are indoor pets only.

There has been a ton of missing cats in our area. A lot of posts asking to keep watch. I typically take note of what the cat looks like.

Yesterday another missing cat post.

The replies went as follows.

1. Keep your cat indoors

2. With kids cat is bound to get out eventually.

3. What will we do about the snakes and mice if cats kept inside.

4. Wow theres a lot of cats missing lately.

5. I wonder if someone is taking them.

I replied to number 3, which was a reply off the first two comments. (((Of course i did right lol)))

I said that i agreed that cats should be kept indoors. That with two cats and four kids we have never had a cat escape outside and that cats are an invasive species that do more harm than good to wildlife. I also stated that snakes eat mice.

That didn't go over well with the woman whose cat was missing. I could be a bitch and respond with "well if you had kept your cat inside it wouldn't be missing now" but i won't.

This does piss me off though. We live in an area full of coyotes and other predators. Then there's all the cats dead on roads from being hit. If you really care about your pet why put it at risk like that?

The most recent stats i could find estimate 13000 birds, mammals and reptiles are killed PER MONTH by domesticated and feral cats in the US. Also 63 species of birds, reptiles and mammals have gone extinct because of them.

What is your opinion and why?

30 comments posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Kinda freaked out can anyone else do this????

Can anyone here put your hands behind your back, clamp you hands together then bring your arms up over your head to the front of your body?

IS THIS EVEN NORMAL or something that SHOULD be done???

I understand being able to fully rotate the shoulder joint but being able to do that with fingers locked with the other hand....doesnt that just seem wrong?

I ask because Big d just did this. He thinks is cool and fun. I could

12 comments posted: Sunday, July 11th, 2021

Products you are really happy with amd would recommend

What products have you purchased that you just totally love?

I saw a product advertised and thought it was perfect for when the kids throw a tantrum.

Yes we are now the proud owners of The Screaming Goat. A small (didnt realize how small) toy of a goat standing in a stump. When pressed the goat screams.

And more funny than the goat itself is that the kids ACTUALLY USE IT when they are pissed off or upset. DS was trying to complete a task in thry ps4 game Spyro. He was getting so angry then stopped went into the kitchen and pressed the goat.

Scream.....

Ds was able to then finish the task lol

I had a screaming fit (not me the goat) when the fix we did to the well didn't work.

Its amazingly cathartic lol

30 comments posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Anyone here on a well with submersible pump?

Ya. No water. Joy.

I do have a question at the end so bear with me.

Through watching videos amd talking to a contractor here i confirmed that the pump itself is ok. Power supply is ok. Pressure switch, however wasnt working as its supposed to.

Switch is all corroded and the part that moves below the springs isnt moving.

So new switch purchased.

Mistake #1. Already had a damn new switch hanging on the peg board above the work bench. Face palm!

So instead of waiting for wh to get home i figured id get it done myself...waaaaaaaaa why must Murphys Law be a thing....if it CAN go wrong it WILL go wrong.

Step one undo wiring (ya ya after killing power, did that yesterday so all good.)

Step two, unscrew switch from copper pipe that comes off T pipe.

This is where things went wrong. Instead of the SWITCH coming off, the copper pipe unscrewed from the T pipe. Usually NOT a big deal however i cannot get the copper pipe off the old switch...

Problem number one is that we had replaced the pressure tank and that tank is larger than old tank and it pinched the switch so that in order to unscrew it i ended up bending the sides. This happening on the old switch is fine but i can't do that with the new switch when screwing it on.. so

I require a smaller copper pipe piece that's threaded on both ends to attach back to the T pipe. One more trip to the store once wh comes home.

My question is does the length of the copper pipe that attaches the switch to the T pipe matter? I wouldn't think so...but im no pro lol

I have decided that we will be installing a water softener system with iron removing salt. That requires an entire re-piping of that whole section from where the line comes IN the house to where it attaches to the UV light. Fun fun. During that install i will move the tank over so theres no issue with the switch. Right now i just want water. And a shower.

8 comments posted: Friday, July 9th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

135 comments posted: Friday, July 9th, 2021

Dear ladies have we talked about period panties?

I saw the funniest ad video on FB and now wonder if these period panties are the way to go.

The ad was for Ruby Love but apparently theres many brands.

Anyone try them?

They also have night clothes amd bathing suits.

Im interested not only for myself but also dd, who as you know is smaller than small. Panty LINERS and big for her yet dont prevent leaks. Thr small panty might work better for her while i would need gigantic due to my derriere hahaha

Anyone have experience with these products?

Pros? cons?

TIA

31 comments posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

The evolution of a pig

Nature, animals always bring me happiness. The world seems crazy (more crazy) so here let me share the evolution of our piggy Bella.

Two pounds:

Taking a break from her bottle to smile for the camera.

Syringe feeding worked better. Notice the handle to the coffee cup for size reference.

A HUGE milestone, eating on her own from a bowl.

Still loving those snuggles. Finally putting on weight

Doing some yoga outside.

Big yawn

Belly rubs

Sofa snuggles

7 comments posted: Monday, July 5th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

127 comments posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Dove head first into the rabbit hole.

I have access to wh personal and work phones. I don't bother checking. He insists i do check, shows me when theres a strange number that called,or when messages dont send and i inquire if hes talking to someone else because it appears i am being ignored (hes in a bad signal area at work).

Then i read the emoji thread.

Took me a while but yes i checked. Was curious if the keyboard for texts was the same for Messenger so i checked MY phone. The most used emojis were the same for both.

On his phone....a lot of heart emojis. Like a lot. Theres others there as well he hasn't used while messaging me. I went back in our texts to March (ya i never clear message history lol). In March he sent 4 different heart emojis in response to a Godzilla thing i sent him. Thats the only time this year.

I didnt take a photo of his most used emojis but i can tell you most of them haven't been used in any of our conversations.

I hate Messenger! First secret conversations, now Vanish mode. Two different ways to hide conversations. When using secret conversations theres a lock icon beside the person. There were no locks on any of his contacts. I havent used the feature but i imagine if you can delete it once done it will also remove the lock so theres no trace it was used. You also cannot shut this feature off anymore.

The phone bill shows all incoming and outgoing calls amd texts numbers. He knows this so he wouldn't use that to communicate. I havent checked if he's deleting browser history and really don't want to. I havent seen any new apps. If hes messing around hes using messenger.

I dont want to play PI again but i found myself looking at keyloggers and other means to monitor.

This isnt who i want to be again!

No matter what i do he will find a way around it so whats the point.

I am taking some time to rest while the migraine meds kock in then its outside to put up fencing for the goats. I have to get my mind off this shit.

Anyone else find they are ok for a while then just fall back into investigative mode again?

49 comments posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Puberty shame???

Is this a thing?

Dd body has matured. Puberty is in full swing. She has the body of a super model. Her thighs dont touch, perfect curves. I tell her every day she is a beautiful young woman.

She doesnt think so!

We noticed that when she started growing underarm and leg hair she refused to lift her arms, wear sleeveless shirts, shorts etc. This from a kid who lived in her bathing suits every summer.

Now its full sleeve sweaters. Yes SWEATERS, in the heat! Tights then socks then pants.

I told her that hair was normal. Perfectly ok to have but if she wanted to shave thats fine too. Went over it all with her and so far so good no nicks.

But still. She won't stop wearing the full coverage And its bloody hot! She has gone swimming but again usually jumps out of the pool and wraps herself up in a towel.

She says she liked online learning because the boys at school couldn't tease her. Everyone bugs her about her size.

The fact is even with all this GHT she will not be average height or weight.

She said to me today that nothing about her is normal. Her hair doesn't grow long, her fingers are weird, her skin is different, she is short. Keeps asking me why shes a dwarf. Which i keep telling her all the tests prove she is not. Shes just small and thats ok!!!

She so desperately wants to be "normal". I asked her what normal means and she didnt really answer, just that shes not it.

What do i do with this kid? She is turning 13. I remember how hard it was growing up but for me things started at age 9 so i was tormented with wearing bras and being teased in grade 5/6/7.

I coped by just turning away from people. Being content to be alone, do my own thing. In high school it went from teasing to all out bullying and i went down dark paths. OD'd, alcohol, self harm. I dont want that for dd.

Shes spending a lot of time in bed watching videos on her phone. Its annoying. She does look up cool stuff like origami and I'll check on her to find her with a pile of paper attempts scattered all over her room. She usually comes to proudly show me what shes created. Since school is now done im toying with the idea of turning off or changing the wifi password so her time online is limited.

She loves archery and since we have the bows and arrows she will go out and nail the hay bales. I need to find a club for her because She. Is. Damn. Good!!!

She still plays Mario Kart, builds lego, reads, participates in our family dinner and a movie night. So shes still social

Any tips on how to navigate this body change issue with her? We had gone over the whole puberty change stuff long ago. Probably more so than most people would because of all the stuff she's gone through (delaying puberty medication). She knew this was coming.

14 comments posted: Monday, June 28th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

137 comments posted: Friday, June 25th, 2021

Gift basket ideas?

My moms birthday is coming up.

Plan to make the trip and surprise her for a quick visit to drop off a gift basket.

Im looking for opinions on if what i have is ok.

So in a large basket:

Three bottles of wine. (My mom loves wine, even makes wine). They are three that i havent seen before. One in a massive bottle that just looks cool.

A "gourmet" package of coffee.

Various fancy chocolates.

Crackers

Scratch cards.

Birthday card with money so she can buy herself something she wants!

Origami rose and card dd made.

Ya'all think thats ok? What about some sort of cheese or smoked oysters/clams? Gift cards maybe?

Man this woman is impossible to buy for. She's got more clothes than she wears, same with books and dishes, glasses etc.

The basket is getting wrapped up in fancy basket wrap with bows.

Its like i am trying to make up for missing Christmas and Easter due to covid and i just feel like its falling short.

Help?

9 comments posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Do you find people are more grumpy now

Online and in person?

I find it a lot in grocery stores. People have no patience, lash out at cashiers (I've seen some cashiers break down), more so people won't put carts back, follow the rules in the store, traffic is just bad with more road rage.

There's construcrion along our road. Putting down new gravel along the shoulders.

The last time a grater went by he took out our mail box and damaged the poll. Stopped and tried to put the mangled box back on the poll. He apologized and that was fine. I bought a new mail box.

This time since they had trucks parked in my driveway i walked up and just asked the one man to be careful since the poll was broken. He dished out some nastiness. Totally NOT needed. He went and spoke to the operator of the grater who went back and forth pushing more and more gravel up against the poll. I was waiting for it to break....

Since our driveway is lower than the road i was hoping they would smooth out the gravel so we weren't dealing with a huge hump but being blocked with trucks i couldn't see. I posted on our community page asking how other peoples driveways were done and that they got nasty when i asked to be careful of my broken poll. First response was that her driveway had a bump but it had been smoothed out later. After that it was just people being non stop nasty.

The back and forth of people arguing that the city will replace the poll, no they won't went on for a bit. And No the city won't replace the mail box or the poll BUT i cannot bring MY tractor to the side of the road to dig a new hole. I have to HIRE A CITY APPROVED COMPANY TO DO IT...

I guess i should have left the nasty part out. Sheesh.

One person mentioned that its always 2 guys working 30 standing around. He got totally hammered too.

Now they did smooth out the path into our driveway which was nice BUT they have piled up so much gravel along the sides that the shoulder now appears wider. It isn't. If someone pulls over and their passenger side tires are on the edge of the gravel they will go into the ditch which on our side are very steep.

People stop along this stretch all the time. Its going to happen.

I just wish that guy hadn't been so nasty. I wasn't. I was polite. Online i have made my point clear that simply making a request didn't require him to be rude. Most people had responded back that they agree.

But why this sudden urge to just jump on people these days?

12 comments posted: Friday, June 18th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

90 comments posted: Friday, June 18th, 2021

Head pain

I thought i was having a typical migraine spell.

Cant stand sound. Light is annoying. Feeling sick to my stomach. And with all the ups and downs of our weather here it seemed likely.

Three weeks i have had head pain. Thats a bit much. Tylenol and Advil together dont even touch it. Now my face is puffy, my ears hurt, my teeth all ache, my neck hurts and it gets 100 times worse when i lay down so ya havent been sleeping well.

Figured maybe its a sinus thing. Just got out the neti pot to see if that offers any relief.

Do you ever notice that when you're in pain everything and everyone annoys the fuck out of you?

I have asked the kids non stop to be quiet. Yet they can't even talk, they have to scream and whine.

Last night went to bed. It was late when i started to doze off, close to midnight. Then dd wakes me up complaining that the skin behind her ear is dry. OMFG. Told her unless she's bleeding out or the house is on fire for fucks sake let me sleep. And dammit go to sleep!

Wh wakes me up when he got up to have a coffee with him. Grrrrr. I had barely slept. Went back to bed. Dozed until my alarm went off, woke all the kids up and told them to get ready for school. Then i laid back down only to hear them all yelling non stop. I lost it. Screamed at them all as loud as i could to get their shit together. Its the same fucking routine every god damn day. Just do it. No matter what i take away from them the only thing that gets through their thick skulls is when mom goes psycho!

Wh won't help or be quiet himself because no headache could ever be as bad as what he had when he was sick. Fuck him!!!

Part of me wants to just die. Rip off my head. This is BAD pain. Walk in clinics still appear closed, if i go to the ER ill be waiting 6-8 hours and from past experience they probably will just say see my family doctor WHO STILL ISNT SEEING PATIENTS IN PERSON....

I feel hopeless!

18 comments posted: Monday, June 14th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

139 comments posted: Friday, June 11th, 2021

The downside of summer

Well technically its still spring. But bugs. That's the downside to nice weather. And the reason i prefer Autumn.

I dont usually mind most bugs. LOVE praying mantis and butterflies and even spiders..but, BIG but...

Ticks this year are BAD!!! we have pulled a few off the kids. We do full body exams every time anyone is outside! We check the dog and pig before they come inside.

Yesterday sitting in my comfy camp chair i find a tick on my shirt. Kill it. Later on when inside i feel something IN my shirt. Wh spots a tick breast feeding. OmfG!!! He gets that one off. Today again in my camp chair while Bella the pig has some outside time and a cute little jumping spider jumps right into my shirt and down in my bra. For the love of God.

So far all the ticks we have found are the non Lyme disease kind. Thankfully. But its still creepy and disturbing. Oh and this year we have monster horse flies, like massive. I swear they are taking steroids of some sort!!!

Anyone else prefer non bug season?

18 comments posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Need a laugh heres my cake fail

We all need to laugh.

The twins celebrated their 7th birthday this past weekend. (((OMG 7 damn years!!!!)))

They each wanted a specific cake.

Little M wanted a unicorn.

Big D wanted Godzilla.

We have been under a stay at home order and only "essential" items can be bought. So No balloons, No Candles, no gifts etc. Shit my parents couldn't even buy coffee filters. Stores that are open have isles blocked and roped off. If it scans as a non essential item they cannot sell it.

I had cake mixes and icing and Google and thought "I Can Do This!!!"

If you google "Unicorn cake" you'll see what i was trying to do. My mistake...the eyes!

As we are about to cut the cake Little M says:

"The eyes look like piles of poop and then a chicken came along and laid an egg right in the middle of it"

I didnt know whether to laugh or cry lol

(Big Ds cake was a chocolate 2 layer cake with broken Smarties chocolate bars as buildings with a printed picture of Godzilla and Kong fighting that i stuck to a board and then used as a cake topper using tooth picks to stick it in the cake. It didnt turn out bad at all.

Enjoy the chicken egg poop pile eyes lol

10 comments posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Spontaneous sex trigger

Warning TMI!!!

Sex, any intimacy in fact, can be really triggering. For the most part sex isn't an issue for me anymore. No mind movies etc. It has been really good at times. Other times its totally sucked (no pun intended). I wouldn't say its scheduled but it I also wouldn't say its spontaneous. That is until just recently. I was getting dressed, he walked in and it just happened. And it was good. But.....

He didnt get undressed. He just pulled IT out.

And afterwards it hit me that its probably how it was when he and ow1 &2 (3, 4, 5 ... ) were doing it at work.

Just a quick whip it out, fuck and shove it back.

Couldn't help but feel dirty, creeped out, sad. Angry.

He noticed i was off in my own world of thought and asked if something was wrong. I didnt tell him. I didn't know if it would just be a waste of breathe trying to explain a trigger.

In the moment it was good and i think i meed to hold onto that.

Anyone feel the same after so long?

53 comments posted: Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

145 comments posted: Friday, June 4th, 2021

Lawn care me so angry!

Every year our grass grows fast and tall.

Every year wh uses the lawn tractor to cut it and every year we then have a brown backyard!!!

He wont raise the deck and cuts it WAY TO SHORT.

Like cutting into dirt short....

I used the push mower to cut around the chicken coop and run and all around where i had the electric netting set up for the goats. That's the ONLY area that's nice and green!

I had planned on reseeding the entire area and now im glad i didn't. He would have just killed it all.

Yet another year of no bare feet because it feels like walking on straw.

Any tips on how to bring this back?

Should i put seed down? Set up the sprinkler and water?

I want to extend the garden, bringing it right to the chicken run. So it will be 14 feet deep, maybe 30-40 feet long. I got out the tiller to start that and the draw string broke. wh helped me fix it last night and i tilled all beside the chicken coop. I did a patch maybe 10×10. I need to till up that last four feet but thats one area of really nice grass and im hesitant to tear it up lol. Its like picture perfect grass!!! Maybe ill just keep it 10×40 this year lol

TIA for any advice to bring back the green.

10 comments posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Stupid picture friday

146 comments posted: Friday, May 28th, 2021

Vpd or apd or dyslexia how to find out???

Took DS for his follow up eye exam last night after having been injured.

All of this visual problems have healed.

The doc did suggest after the exam the option of having him tested for Visual Processing Disorder.

We know something is up with DS and Little M with regards to learning. Behind in reading being the main thing but ds has had a history of events that confused the school and family doctor.

Falling on his face. Just Bam! Down.

Inability to follow directions.

Deer in headlight stare when we talked to him.

Not appearing to hear us.

Speech delays

Ds had tubes put in and as the doc put it he heard as if under water so that would pretty much explain everything listed above.

The falling seems to have stopped, with daily practice his printing improved to be amazing. Reading is coming along but slow.

I have noticed he switches letters around in his typing. An example i found listed under "auditory processing disorder" is: One example is saying or writing "ephelant" for "elephant."

Little M says words like this ALL the time. She also speaks with an accent that none of us can figure out where it comes from. Not so much speaking as if deaf but theres definitely something different in how she speaks. Her hearing is perfect BTW. Doing math with her is so frustrating. I tell her to count on her fingers but she throws in numbers randomly.

The testing is not covered by any insurance and is expensive.

The school has DS on a list for special testing but he first must be approved. This doesn't cover these disorders or dyslexia. We have an appointment next week with our family doctor to see what he can offer or what referrals are available.

Does anyone here have a child with an auditory or visual processing disorder and if so how do you help them manage reading and basic math?

I figured with constant repetition they would get it and that worked with ds and hand writing but its not working with little M. Kinda like making dd take in more and more calories when in fact her body cannot absorb them is pointless.

13 comments posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Chosing glasses to suit your face shape

Well its time.

Time to get my eyes checked and a new set of glasses.

I have been using my old frames and prescription since the newer ones broke.

(I swear they make frames to break easily just so you have to buy new ones!!!).

Well yesterday these frames broke.

Managed a decent soldering job so its not a total loss.

That said my vision has changed dramatically in the last year. I needed glasses for driving but really my vision wasnt that bad. Squint a tiny bit and all was clear. My close up vision was amazing. I could see the smallest writing.

Now....i cannot see close up anymore and i cant make out small text. At normal arms length for holding a phone i can read texts without my glasses. Put my glasses on and its all a blur. Anything closer than i normally hold my phone and i cannot see without my glasses.

So now its new glasses time. But wh just got his new ones and i HATE HIS FRAMES!!! Big and square. He looked better with the rectangle frames but he said they dont have that style anymore

I have an oval shaped face that's got the aging jowls giving it a square look. I want frames that dont make my face look fatter than it is. Small tiny ones always make me look fatter.

Any tips of suggestions for frames?

I am getting the auto change to dark when bright out. I had two pairs last time, one sunglasses one regular and both those frames broke!

I kinda want to go big and bright and crazy.

I think ill need bifocals. Nothing says Hey You're Old like bifocals lol.

19 comments posted: Monday, May 24th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

118 comments posted: Friday, May 21st, 2021

Canadian labour laws question

I have looked up the laws online, government web site,but need clarification.

Web site says standard work week is 40 hours. Anything over that is overtime.

Can employers change that number??? Say, only pay OT after 44 or 48 hours?

7 comments posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Cold sore question

I have had cold sores for as far back as i can remember. I recall my family doctor giving me a talking to about not touching them because i had spread it near my eye, the skin between nose and eye. He said i could go blind.

I have been very careful ever since.

Last week i broke out on my upper lip, just under my nose. Then i developed a sore In my nose. I have not to touched it but i have allergies and am constantly sneezing and blowing my nose. This damn sore hurts like a MF and wont go away. I dont know if its safe to use Abreva cream on it. Does anyone know if it is? Or maybe polysporin? Anything to help it heal?

15 comments posted: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

183 comments posted: Friday, May 14th, 2021

Ws keeping secrets for surprise/gifts?

After infidelity there should be so secrets.

But what about waywards keeping secrets about gifts or surprises?

What is everyone's thoughts on that?

Would it matter if its just small stuff?

What about something BIG that affects the household even if its a good thing?

Thoughts?

22 comments posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

150 comments posted: Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hoarding t/j

I didnt want to thread jack that topic but i have to admit that reading it makes me feel soooo bad!!!

My kitchen table is just covered in "stuff".

Not so bad that the table will break but i no sooner clean it off and its covered again.

The house is cluttered. To much stuff and not enough room. No, lots of room. No organization.

And i suck at organizing. I try. I do. But it never seems to work.

I need a place just for MY stuff. I had a desk cabinet in the living room that held all of my art stuff, board games, extra supplies the kids would need for school. The kids destroyed it.

I have an extra cabinet downstairs i want brought up to use. Maybe i can keep it locked and the kids out of it.

Our garbage is clear bag only. If they deem there's stuff in it that shouldn't be they can refuse to take it. Puppy pee pads are NOT recycling...apparently all plastic wrapping is even the clear wrap on frozen meats. Ya thanks but put that shit into the recycling bin and it gets torn apart by animals between when i put it out in the morning and when they finally pick it up. I dont want to attract bears!!!

Recycling is every other week and it can only be in approved containers, i only have one. Each item must be washed out perfectly with no lids on. Coffee cans like Maxwell house wont be accepted because they are paper and metal and they wont take the whole damn bin if one can is in there... i only buy Folgers coffee now. Half and half cream containers, coated cardboard with a plastic top...again not taken.

Needless to say i have clear bags of recycling piling up in the sunroom because they just won't take it. The dump is closed so i can't take stuff there.

I need some suggestions on books or something to help me get organized lol.

15 comments posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2021

I am just venting

Its just better for me to vent here than start a huge family fight.

Wh and our SIL (wh brothers wife) chat through messenger more than i care for.

Nothing sexual. Just random shit.

The last exchange between them was about how down she feels, so lost and questioning her life and how its nice to just have someone to talk to blah blah blah..

As a BS, with a Wayward who has fucked more woman and had more online affairs than i can count i just want to tell SIL to FIND SOMEONE ELSE!

Wh is keeping it as generic as possible, no personal shit, not crossing that line. I just dont trust either of them.

I cannot control what he does, i know if she messages him he will respond because its the nice thing to do

I think this is more a ME issue than a them issue.

Of course him and i have been going through a rough patch right now. Trying to get him to understand the stresses i feel due to handling all of the financials, farm shit, kid shit etc. I've been trying to get him more involved. Man if anything happened to me he would be so lost! I have a book I'm writing down everything in and I've even let my parents know where to find it.

Im already way to stressed and overwhelmed to be playing PI. I have his messenger account logged on my phone from before so theres a notification when he gets messages. He was also talking to her with me right there so it wasnt like i was snooping. And yes i have told him i hate that she messages him. But if we gell her to knock it off his family will be pissed off and just think im controlling him because im the shitty wife.

Ugh! So ya, stupid sil needs to just fuck off and wh needs to step up around here like a husband/father is supposed to!!!

Time to go play with the pigs and goats for a bit.

Thanks for listening.

24 comments posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2021

How would you handle this?

How would you respond to comments left after you pose a question that don't answer the question?

(I posted a question to my community page).

For example lets say i asked the question:

"Can buttercups come in different colours?"

Answers:

"Buttercups are toxic so who cares"

"Roses are prettier"

"I grow and sell buttercups, why do you want to know about colours? Are you thinking of selling too?"

"I dont know anything about buttercups but i can tell you how to grow squash".

Why. Do. People. Do. This??????????????

I was very specific asking for anyone who had EXPERIENCE with this particular issue and for the first 12 comments i got opinions on how they would do it but nope, no experience lol. Then someone who does have experience posted we got talking and she gave me tons of wonderful information, information i have read about from many sources as well so i can verify it.. Of course later on someone else says that person A is all wrong and THEIR way (person B) is the ONLY way...person B also questioned about things i had already answered one post above.

I'm just waiting for person A to have at it with person B lol. It wasnt my intension to start a fight!

I dont know how to even respond to person B. I may just thank everyone for their help and lock commenting. Is that an ok thing to do?

17 comments posted: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

158 comments posted: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Ghost in the garage

So yeah.

Wh and i were checking on mamma pig and three piglets who are still enjoying our garage due to freezing night temps.

A light bulb had blown. Wh got another bulb and put it in. This light is controlled by a chain AND wall switch. If you pull the chain and turn it on you can turn it off with the wall switch.

Wh walks around the pig pen to look at another light when the chain on the light he just did pulls down and flies up as if someone grabbed it to turn off. The chain then swings back and forth with force.

That left us both kinda scratching our heads.

Now theres another light thats on a clamp. A clamp thats so hard to squeeze even wh has a hard time moving it. As we are leaving the garage that light Falls and hangs from its cord..

We also then see the chain from light one is swinging with force again.

The lights aren't close enough to affect each other.

Wh puts the clamp light back up. I stop the swinging chain. We then leave the garage.

I think i need to do a smudging with sage lol

Maybe my uncle isnt impressed with pigs in the garage. I actually told him its funny and all but dont break bulbs, they arent cheap. Lol

I live in a haunted zoo lol

13 comments posted: Monday, April 26th, 2021

Question for teachers

How much parental support do you expect with your students with regards to online learning?

Do you expect that the parents sit with their children during class, help with slide work etc?

Or do you think that the kids should be able to do this independently? (Ie. doing work but also logging into meets, finding their work etc).

Im also referring to grade one students.

I expect my 10 and 12 year olds to manage their schoolwork lol.

Big D is in a 1/2 split so he doesnt have to do all of the slides. Problem is he usually doesnt listen to find out what he DOES have to do. I am stressing to him how important it is he listens and its his responsibility to get his work done.

Little M is in grade one but i always have to double check that shes submitted her work. I was trying to sit with both kids each wearing headphones so i wasnt really able to hear what was going on. I was going nuts! Lol

I got ink for the printer and printed off their schedules so they know when they have to be back for a meet. I have showed them how to log into the wifi, where to find the meet links and their work and have left them to it. So far so good...sorta.

I know i could email the teachers but they are swamped so i just wanted a general idea of what teachers here think.

Thanks

4 comments posted: Monday, April 26th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

130 comments posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Stupid picture friday

145 comments posted: Friday, April 16th, 2021

farm life, meet Bella

This is Bella. Runt of a litter of four. Now being syringe fed. She has totally taken to WH, loving to snuggle into his beard. She slept snuggled under his beard ALL LAST NIGHT!

Make no mistake she may be tiny but shes got attitude! Lol

Back story:

My BIL has three potbellied pigs. Two sows and one neutered male. He asked wh to take them. Wh said of course lol

So we used part of the old goat house to make a pig house and put up new fence. We had yet to redo the roof.

I had told my friend the farmer who supplies us with feeders for our reptiles that i wanted an intact Male pot belly pig. She said she would keep her eyes open.

Two days ago she messaged me. Said she had news of a sow that just had four babies and asked if there was a boar did i want it. i said yes. She messages again saying they are all girls..

But she has a lead on a boar but if i take him i must take another sow.

Wh said deal. Both free so...

Wh then asks if the four piglet sows are available. Farmer says yes they plus mom, another bred sow and four piglets all need a new home. Wh says he wants them.

Yesterday morning farmer drops off 8, EIGHT, pigs.

Since we cannot get a vehicle back there, ds and i built a temporary pen in our garage with two sections so mom and babies were away from the other three adults.

We are shown the runt who is very tiny. Wh says he wants her in the house and to bottle feed.

Its been difficult. She won't take a bottle at all. I have tried different nipples but she just won't. So we tried a feeding syringe and its working.

Yesterday and today we got the roof done, actually extended the shelter and roof. Not long ago we put the three other adults in. Mom amd her three piglets will stay in the garage until it stops raining.

BIL pigs still need to make it up here but with stay at home order that won't be until May.

I had already ordered in special pig water nipples

but they arent in yet so i bought large short troughs for them.

The pig pen butts up against the goat pen. Goats and geese were all watching intently lol

Oh, baby goats. Not so tiny anymore. Doing great. Farm life rocks!

39 comments posted: Sunday, April 11th, 2021

I am stuck in town

With a flat tire.

Wh got home from work and said when i got home from grocery shopping he was going to switch out the winter tires for the all seasons.

Should. Have. Done. It. Before. I. Left lol

Made it to the first store, got everything i needed, came out to a flat tire.

Now I'm waiting for my brother, with his tow truck, to rescue me....

This is a fitting end to my week.

Tuesday evening i went to bed early with wh at 8:30 (i was tired). Told my older two kids they could stay up until 9pm. NO LATER.!

Woke up after 10:30pm to find them both awake and DS making his school lunch. Next day DS falls asleep.in class. Fatigue is symptom of covid. All my kids get sent home BUT since wh is blocked in at work i just start walking to the school. Luckily wh was able to get out and met me after i had walked most of the way, picked up kids and they are now home until the 19th. But we had a good day painting the new chicken run yesterday so i can't complain.

Why cant my life be boring and uneventful???!!!

4 comments posted: Friday, April 9th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

149 comments posted: Friday, April 9th, 2021

Cooking disasters

I want to hear (read) what you've cooked that was just a total disaster. Whether it be the food itself or the preparation.

I'll go first.

Funnel cakes. No one ever told me about these. Have a bunch of cooking pages liked on FB and saw a post about funnel cakes. Thought to myself that doesn't look hard lets do it.

In this instance, it was in the technique. I need better tongs to flip with. Tried a spatula and splashed oil onto the burner. Burner a la flame lol. I also think the batter, despite following the recipe, was to thick. Made for very puffy funnel cake. Still delicious.

I once saw a recipe for using Coke to cook chicken. Never again. When you cook Coke it cooks down into a black sludge. Yuck.

33 comments posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Repeat dream themes

I am at the point i don't want to sleep. Is there any way to avoid dreaming???

I have a recurring dream theme.

These dreams usually require a 911 call but either the phone won't work (i can't open the phone to dial, no matter how many times i try to dial it doesnt etc), or no one comes to help.

Last nights dream was two men trying to break in through the garage. Our garage is barn door style with one door larger than the other. Smaller door is sealed shut for winter, larger door opens for the van.

I managed to get the door shut pinching their fingers making these guys mad. Once door is secure i hear them talking about messing with the well and tanks beside the house.

My phone won't dial 911.

I decided fuck it, start the air compressor and attach the nail gun then give these guys a taste of nails. Then i woke up.

WTF!!!???

Ive had dreams of people parking their RVs on our front lawn or field and refusing to leave. People trying to steal or shoot my horses, people walking into the house like they own the place.

In real life i am very mindful and aware of any vehicles parked along the road in front of us. Even vehicles driving slowly get my attention. I lock every door in the house, that includes the door between the sunroomn and kitchen, even the basement door.

I am becoming fucking paranoid!

I can't get through a night without a dream like this. I wake up startled, my heart pounding.

Anyone else have this happen?

12 comments posted: Monday, April 5th, 2021

Laptops what do you recommend???

With school being online so much and even in class work being posted to google classroom to be completed, its evident the world of learning is changing.

I want to invest in laptops for each of my children that will hopefully last them through school. Keep in mind i have two in grade one, one in grade 5 and one in grade seven.

What recommendations do you have for best laptop?

I am not familiar with them.

We have DD's school chromebook but to be honest i hate it. I want something they can use without having to sign into their school account.

Thank you in advance

22 comments posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

I am so confused!

So one of my kids classes was put into quarantine due to being a "close contact" to a "possible" positive covid case. Investigation is pending.

I was instructed that ALL of my children had to remain at home and quarantine as well because they live together.

In the letter its instructed to get the child in that class tested....but...health department also said not to until the child presents with symptoms or the case being investigated IS in fact positive.

I asked the school if a negative test for all of my kids meant the kids could return to school and was told No.

Now what makes this confusing is that the protocols on the school web site for a possible or confirmed case states:

For an asymptomatic individual  who has been directed to isolate due to exposure to someone outside of their household:

If you live in a household with someone who has been directed to self-isolate due to their contact with someone with COVID-19, you can go to work or school,as long as you do not have symptoms,and as long as the household member directed to self-isolate does not have symptoms.Household members  should not leave home for any other non-essential reasons for 14 days.

In this case, attending school, child care and work  is allowable as these are considered essential activities.

Talk about a contradiction. Above it says the other kids CAN go to school. The school insists they cannot.

So while the class that's in quarantine has moved to online learning, my other three kids classes have not.

I emailed Little Ms teacher who posted work. Dd contacted her teacher, but all her work is put online anyways so she can still keep up. DS emailed his teacher but as of yet nothing.

Even more mind boggling. We were told to start quarantine on March 26th. 14 days ends it on April 8th. School said quarantine ends April 6th.

The following week is then their revised March Break.

So far no one has any symptoms. So thats good. Praying it stays that way.

Does any of this make sense? Am i justified to feel confused? I should have just kept them all on online learning lol

18 comments posted: Monday, March 29th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

135 comments posted: Friday, March 26th, 2021

Funny cat video

Has anyone seen the videos of people putting things in front of cats that makes them gag?

DD just did a perfect rendition of one of those videos. I had asked her if she was sexually active.

First she says No! Then does this gag face that was so perfect i was laughing myself to tears.

See i had a phone appointment with our doctor and during i asked him of he does the HPV vaccine which he doesnt but he also said its not a huge rush unless she is sexually active.

Her reaction to me asking was just so funny i wish i had recorded it.

(Funny cat videos are a staple of our internet use these days).

5 comments posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Allergies to laundry scents?

I know you can have an allergic reaction to laundry soaps but can you have a reaction to a change in the scents of the same soap?

I washed the boys clothes with the same soap i always use but this time it was the original, not the scented one. The girls loads used the last of the other soap.

Big D was all sneezing, runny nose, watery itchy eyes and itchy all over his body this morning.

Benadryl seems to have eased all but the body itch.

Hes having a bath and I'll re rinse all of his clothes. Its the only thing i can think of that triggered this.

Phone appointment with doc tomorrow and in person visit in a couple of weeks for the twins regular vaccinations.

11 comments posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

I have to vent here cheater former friend is an a$$

So wh worked with a man and we became good friends with him and his fiance. They have two kids.

She left him for another guy (apparently had been cheating for a while).

She has posted on fb how her ex, is a jerk, blames her for everything and is a horrible father.

The man works seven days a week. He works two jobs.

She never worked. She still doesn't work. She smokes and uses marijuana and drinks and is on assistance because she has anxiety...(i witnessed the smoking, mj use and drinking)

I can't tell you how much i want to reply to that post how awful SHE is being that she was cheating in her fiance and left him...

Now i know living with his family wasn't easy. I've been there, but he works the families farm. Its just so hard hearing his side then seeing her post this sort of thing.

Of course i will never know for sure exactly what went on there but it doesn't even seem to matter. She cheated on him and thus i tend to believe him more than her.

Anyone else feel this way about cheaters? Like you can't believe anything they say?

9 comments posted: Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

119 comments posted: Friday, March 19th, 2021

Help! kids spirit week at school need ideas

Since we are not having March Break this year the school decided to do a full week of spirit days.

I need help with Monday

Monday: big hair dont care '80's day.

OMG i can manage the girls but my boys have very short buzz cuts. Any ideas for clothes or something for my boys to pull off an '80's look?

Tuesday: Lumberjack day wear plaid.

Ok this i have covered. Each kid has a plaid shirt.

Wednesday: St. Patrick's day.

- wear green/gold, dress like a Leprechaun.

Again i got this covered. Kids have green shirts, and i got the girls green headbands with a leprechaun hat on it and the boys green baseball caps with happy St Patrick day on them.

Thursday: Canadian Tuxedo. denim shirt and jeans.

- they all have a pair of jeans (although dd is picky and says she doesn't want to wear them) but i only have 2 denim shirts.

Friday: formal or comfy.

- the boys have black pants, dress shirts and ties. Dd has a dress up shirt she will wear with black pants. Little M...still looking for a dress but she may just decided to make it a pj day lol.

Is it weird that this shit causes me great anxiety?

11 comments posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

87 comments posted: Friday, March 12th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

152 comments posted: Friday, March 5th, 2021

Baby goats!!!

Was up until 2am this morning watching videos with wh so i ended up getting up later than usual. While wh went to make coffee i was getting up and heard my doe screaming. This isnt unusual. She sounds like shes being murdered if i don't get out early enough with her food and water.

Then a scream i hadn't heard.

Put on a sweater, my boots and grabbed her water and grain and went out. As i approached the door i heard BABY GOAT!

She had just birthed. I missed it.

So i got out the towels and began drying him off. She then started to lick him. She got up, had a drink went back to licking him then a few minutes later laid down again. Baby number two came out backwards and i had to pull her the rest of the way out (head not birthed). I cleared out her mouth and nose and started drying her off.

So twins. Yay. One boy (the black white and brown one) and a white girl.

Both have been suckling though mom hasn't made it easy. She keeps moving around or just lays down again. I stayed out there until i knew both were feeding.

That all happened at 9:30am. Its now 1:21pm. Finally able to come finish a coffee, get dressed and pee lol. I got video of the second birth before putting down my phone to help. Lots of pictures. Ill post more later

43 comments posted: Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

106 comments posted: Friday, February 26th, 2021

Long term effects of being bullied

So DS is in grade 5 now and has been bullied since junior kindergarten by the same boy.

I have tried my best to teach DS not to react to the kid, not to fight back, to tell an adult, to keep calm....all to no avail. This child us full of anger and explodes.

I get constant calls that he cannot regulate his emotions.

Well no fucking shit. He's been constantly bullied by the same damn boy and despite the teachers and principal telling me they have dealt with this kid the bullying continues.

Last week DS was put into the same work group with this kid and blew a gasket. He refused to do the project. Eventually the EA stepped in and said she woukd work alone with him. He did do good at lunch when the kid started on him by leaving the situation but got in trouble for using the computer when he wasn't supposed to. The teacher has a program goong on now about bullying because its so bad in the class. She also thinks that even though they dont get along ds and this kid need to learn to work together...

The kids will chant that he's a snitch if he tells on them.

DS is smaller than his peers but still ON the growth chart so he doesn't qualify for GHT like his sister. He has huge issue with that.

Today he said he had a better day because we had talked over the weekend and i told him to ignore the kid. Act as if he doesn't exist and eventually when he sees he can't get a reaction from DS he will stop. Today that tactic worked.

Hopefully it continues to work but i think the damage to DS is already done. He is quick to snap at us at home. Quick to slam a door or run off to his room.

I was bullied. I had bones fractured. It wasnt until i pounded the shit out of the bullies, that they stopped. Well they stopped the physical part, the verbal abuse continued into high school.

My brothers both think DS should pound this kid. I keep telling them things have changed and he just can't do that.

In the mean time i have a kid who has a lot of anger. He works out with weights and is very active which helps. I encourage him to talk about his day every evening. Thats helping.

School suggested he get IC to get help controlling the anger. That sorta pissed me off. If they had done their job by nipping the bullying in the first place there wouldn't be an issue.

He is doing a bit better in school now. Still has problems but his IEP handles that. I dont want to have to take him out of class for IC right now nor do this while we are still in the current zone for covid. I'm limiting my outings as much as possible with the numbers as they are here.

Any suggestions for things i can do at home to help him out? Other ways to he can cope?

18 comments posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Stupid picture friday

107 comments posted: Friday, February 19th, 2021

Does anyone remember?

A thread here where I'm sure the topic was food.

In it was discussion if how easy it is to make "something" (its the something i can't remember for the life of me...).

The something is put in a jar and left for a very long time and Boom! You have your own....something.

Funny enough i mentioned in that thread that the recipe for that somwthing popped up on my facebook not a few days beforehand and i was planning on doing it. Of course things go in my brain, get scrambled and exit faster than i can write them down. I usually screen shot things to remember, went through my phone and nope dont see it there.

Ugh. Anyone have any ideas? Theres a liquid involved, maybe an alchol?

I know its vague but i thought it worth asking.

16 comments posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Combatting negativity

How do you combat what seems like a constant flow of negativity every day?

News, social media, people in general.

Ive turned off the news. Missed an important news report yesterday from our education minister about a change of dates for our March break. Luckily it was ALL over my FB. Local news page, local town page and the school board page.

Then again I'm finding that i am overwhelmed by FB lately too. I have snoozed or unfriended and blocked so many people who do nothing but barf up non stop conspiracy theories, call anyone who wears a mask nasty names, and are just generally mean.

Even locally im blown away with how nasty people are.

A farm not far from me has 4 horses that have escaped twice this week. Wh freaked out texting me when he saw the first post thinking it was our horses. The posts were originally asking how to get a hold of the owners but then the nasty comments started.

They must starve the horses was one comment. She should be reported etc.

The owner responded but again she was just berated online.

Others said that they nastiness wasn't required and we should as a community come together to help our neighbors. Even they got slammed.

A local news story had many comments on it. One comment i agreed with but there was 20+ responses calling that person stupid and that they have no right to that opinion.

Why can't people just be nice.

SI and FB are the only two places i have contact with other people. I think I'm going to end up being an old hermit locked away because the world has just gone to crazy. Everyone is stressed, that doesn't give anyone a free pass to be a jerk to others.

Oh and on the topic of crazy, the woman who ran out of hair spray so she used adhesive glue spray instead has NO right to demand the glue company pay for any medical treatment! What the hell did she think was going to happen by applying a PERMANENT glue to her head?!?

On a positive note, unlimited internet has given me the chance to watch the entire video series of a horse trainer i really enjoy and can't wait to get my round pen up in the spring!!!

8 comments posted: Friday, February 12th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

135 comments posted: Friday, February 12th, 2021

Oh for the....

Come on.....

Having a fairly good day minus burning the shit out of my finger on hot glue doing Little M's project.

Holding an ice pack i managed to do laundry and other chores.

Got a notification that my package that wasn't supposed to arrive until the 17th was arriving today, yay!

Got everything ready for the kids to complete their 100s day things.

Wh text that he was working late so i had more time to get dinner ready.

Got packed and ready for DD and my trip tomorrow down to the children's hospital for multiple appointments.

Then.....wh walks in the door and says i won't be going anywhere tomorrow ....van is acting up.

FML!

Make a mad dash to call each clinic at the hospital. Everyone closed at 4. Wh got home at 4:30...

I leave messages. Luckily one clinic calls back and reschedules her appointment for April (better weather to drive in at least). The other clinics ill call again tomorrow. Those weren't as pressing. An ultrasound and then a phone appointment as they aren't doing in person. So hopefully they can send me a requisition for the ultrasound that i can do at the local hospital.

Wh has the day scheduled off which will give us time to see if we can fix the problem. Power steering leak which we already fixed once. Hopefully i can get the actual part i need with everything still being only curbside... Of course thats IF its all it is....

Can i just get a break. Please. Pretty please.

Sheesh!

Oh the entire pad of my left index finger is One. Big. Blister.

5 comments posted: Monday, February 8th, 2021

Anyone here have Clinodactyly?

Commonly known as incurving of the pinkie finger?

All of my kids have it to some extent, but dd and Big D have very curved fingers. They also have tiny hands.

Anyways, one of Big Ds lessons online was for typing.

First thing i noticed was that our keyboard is one of those fancy ones that's angled and raised so its more comfortable to type on, for me...not so much for him.

Second was that Big Ds pinkie fingers don't reach the A and ;: keys. The fingers curve in so much that he cannot hit the keys at all. He was able to use his index, middle and ring fingers but when the lesson asked him to use the pinkie finger keys he used his index fingers.

He has an OT assessment next week.

The school referred him last year due to not being able to press hard enough on the smart board. Any writing or colouring he does is very light.

He's also a lefty if that matters at all.

So I'm just wondering if anyone else has a severe case of Clinodactyly, how you've coped with keyboards. Any tips on how i can help him or things i should specifically ask at OT?

TIA

2 comments posted: Monday, February 8th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

92 comments posted: Friday, February 5th, 2021

Oops moments???

So, does anyine else have "ooops moments"?

For example....

Turning on the wrong burner then wondering why the pot of water isn't boiling yet.

I just prepared Chicken Paprikash for dinner. Once the chicken is seered i put the sauce and chicken into the crock pot to simmer all day. Oh its Soooooo good. Just realized that the crock pot wasnt plugged in.

Just before school resumed in person classes i got emails from all the teachers. I mean tons of emails. I ended up mixing up the boys classes. Sent Big D to school in his PJs for return to class when it was supposed to be DS whose class was doing the PJ day...fml.

Yesterday i realized i was wearing different socks. In my defense there isn't much of a difference between the two pairs. Both have a blue stripe along the toes, but its a different blue.

Tell me your oops moments so i know I'm not going crazy in my 40's lol

25 comments posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Is this typical of all new TV shows?

We borrowed Sons Of Anarchy. I expected it to be intense but it was just one bad thing after another and nothing ever got resolved.

Ya know how old TV shows they had an issue but there was always a happy ending sort of deal. Not with SONS!

Now wh and i are watching Yellowstone (just started season 3) I am enjoying Kevin Costner's roll in this. But again, its just non stop bad that leads from one episode to the next.

Are all TV series like this now? Can you tell we haven't had TV in many many years lol

Has society become so desensitized to bad stuff that they have to up the intensity to ridiculous levels just to keep an audience?

This is why i like Marvel movies. Bad guy vs good guy with good guy winning, well most of the time. Avengers infinity war sucked but i knew that was going to happen. They still came out on top in End Game minus losing Stark.

I had considered getting Netflix but I'm not so sure i want to now.

7 comments posted: Monday, February 1st, 2021

Stupid picture friday

106 comments posted: Friday, January 29th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

125 comments posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Just gotta laugh

So the other day i turned on the computer to get dd online for her schoolwork.

First the computer decided it needed to do yet another friggin update....that took 45 minutes.

Then i tried to open her google classroom in the browser only to find out that that browser doesn't support it. Downloaded a new one.

Tried to log her in and none of her classwork would load.

I had to email her teacher (from my phone) to get the class code to join.

Teacher writes back with class code AND a direct link.

Input class code....

Says no such class exists...

Think ill just log into my hotmail on the computer and use direct link...

My email wont accept password....

After another 45 minutes i figure out that I needed a capital letter....

Log her in. She sits through an hour google meet presentation from MADD (mothers against drunk driving) and im sitting her listening thinking this shit is way above a 12 year olds head....more suited for highschool...statistics and percentages and a few videos that i wouldn't let my kids see...

I installed the router i picked up from the post office last night. So now dd is using her chromebook. That means i can get one other kid online but....besides having to do some other things in town i am exhausted, my head hurts and my eyes are all fuzzy!!!

I am also sitting at the kitchen table with dd helping with her work. I cant help more than one kid at a time. My head just cant handle this.

10 comments posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

141 comments posted: Friday, January 15th, 2021

How long would you wait? messed up knee

So sometime around Christmas i twisted my right knee. Noticed it big time when going up the steps from the basement.

Walking on flat surface is sore but ok. Stairs OMG its one at a time. Theres a feeling of popping when i straighten from a bend and it feels unstable. Figured ya i hurt it give it some time and all will be ok. Ice and stay off it as much as possible. But its not ok. Now its aching at night which makes my already difficult sleep more so.

We are entering a province wide stay at home order this week.

I dont want to waste hospital resources or time on my knee when they seem so busy already. I haven't been able to find out if any walk in or urgent care office is open close by. No one answering phones...

Family doctor isnt doing in person appointments.

If the photo works the pain (both stabbing when i do stairs and aching pain) are the lower section of the green circle to where the red arrow head is. Its also swollen in that area.

I dont know of i should just wrap it and continue to stay off of it. I have crutches but....

Me + crutches + ice...not a good combination lol

48 comments posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

109 comments posted: Friday, January 8th, 2021

Unrealistic expectations with online learning

*this is mostly just a vent lol

The emails were just coming in last night from teachers outlining the expectations for this week of online learning and to say it is unrealistic is an understatement.

I'll be heading up to the school later to hopefully pick up three chromebooks (dd brought hers home before the holidays) but without an unlimited internet connection this isn't going to work.

Dd's teacher has things set up that the work is posted to google classroom and a set time each day to do a google meet with the class. Totally doable!!!

The other three kids have a full day schedule in google meet as if they were in school.

Example:

Block 1 9-11

Block 2. 11:30-1

Block 3. 1:20-1:45

Block 4. 2-3:15

Even if i tether my cell phone data to the four chromebooks, a constant video feed like that will kill my data before the day is done. If i dont start SPF you now know why lol

I posted to our community page asking if any other parents were in the same situation and many are. Some have said they aren't even going to bother trying to get their kids online. One person said they have their high school kid watching the younger kids while they work so the high school kid can't be online all day doing their classes while they help the younger kids do their work too.

If the school can provide an internet connection like they did back in March there's a chance i could manage this but i still have the issue of four kids, four classes, all having to be within a short distance to the internet link and trying to figure out where its best they all be to get a decent signal. I can move from one side of a room to another and lose all signal here. Never mind them being so close to eachother its a distraction.

And why the hell can't this google classroom shit be all in one app. I was told to download Google classroom, google meet AND google slides. I cannot open multiple apps on my phone. Maybe the chromebooks are different and can have google meet open with google slides but my phone cannot.

These are all the same issues we had last year and yet nothing has been done for rural communities with limited unreliable internet.

I have been able to email back and forth with three teachers. They know that this isn't going to really work and have said not to sweat it, just do what we can. However they said if the kids don't show up for their meets they are marked absent.

I feel badly for teachers who have been told their expectations from the ministry of education while having to deal with parents who, like me, are frustrated. The technology is there its just not available or cost effective for us rural folks.

Part of me wants to at least try to do this while the other part of me wants to say fuck it let the kids bring home extra work to get caught up after in class school starts again.

8 comments posted: Monday, January 4th, 2021

Stupid picture friday

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

99 comments posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Long hair how do you style/wear it?

I have long hair, pulled straight its just above my butt. Its naturally curly though the longer it gets the less curls and just waves i have.

Ever since working in the group homes i have worn it up, usually just twisted and in a clip. Having had a 5 day migraine i couldn't stand to have it up. But i can't stand having it down either.

Hair in my face drives me nuts! It gets frizzy and out of control. Wh calls it my lions mane. Hair products usually make me break out and itch. Hair clips and winter hats dont usually go well together either. I have knitted head bands to cover my ears and forehead but the top of my head gets cold.

I dont want to cut my hair. I did that once. Had the stylist chop it all off. It did not suit my face. I want it down to the floor.

All that to ask, if you have long hair:

1. How do you style it? Up? Down? Tied back?

2. Any suggestions for keeping the frizzies at bay without chemicals?

3. Anyone wake up feeling like they are being choked only to realize you're tangled in hair? Lol

27 comments posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Need perspective

So this photo (I'll link below) was posted on my community fb page. Things to destress. And while i agree with most of them one stuck out which made me instantly feel angry.

"Remember you're small". (Bottom left corner)

So....small, insignificant, unworthy of feeling stressed because the worlds problems are worse than yours?

Thats where my mind instantly went.

Am i wrong to see that as a "kick you while you're down" statement?

Im not saying that one should feel all God like and that the world revolves around them. But my feelings, my stresses DO matter and aren't small to ME.

Thoughts?

Crap forgot photo lol

[This message edited by DragnHeart at 9:24 AM, December 29th (Tuesday)]

14 comments posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Confusing instructions

Anyone else get flustered at instructions that just dont make sense?

Read a recipe on the net. It used a variety of measuring types. Use so many grams of this, a cup of that and so many ml of this. Wtf?!? Stick to one.

Ive had a migraine since the 24th. Head splitting pain, cant stand sound, want to vomit. Ugh! Doc prescribed me Imetrix. Instructions say: "take one pill every four hours as needed maximum 2 in 24 hours". So not every four hours like i can with Tylenol or Advil. Nooooooò! I can take two per day four hours apart. (Doesnt work as well as two 400 advil so not using it anyways).

DD got a gem making kit from Santa. It says to use equal amounts of crystals to water. Is that volume or weight? Im just going to use a measuring spoon and hope it works.

Dd's drip paint kit came with excellent instructions. Going to be fun.

Big D's monster truck came with a booklet of instructions. Never encountered a remote control vehicle with such complicated instructions.

But the twins new night lamp animals didnt have any. Supposed to cycle through all the colours but just stayed on green. Little M figured out if you tap the head until you get to pink it will then cycle through all of the colours on its own.

And while the idea of a battery free, just charge and go night light is nice the fact it only lasts four hours really upset Big D when he got up in the middle of the night to go pee and his light wouldn't turn on.

I think i meed more sleep because these things really annoyed me lol

8 comments posted: Sunday, December 27th, 2020

Palliative care question

Wh grandfather was in an assisted living facility. Was one where he had his own apartment. Then he had a fall, was hospitalized and then moved to the full care section. We havent heard much about what's been going on with him until yesterday when MIL text dd to have wh call her.

Apparently he is in palliative care unit. They called to tell my FIL to get down there as time is short. Surprising since with covid i didnt think they would be allowed. Mil said grandpa had a morphine drip but just sent wh a photo of his father sitting with grandfather holding his hand. Theres no IV that i can see.

Would morphine be given by injection?

Wh asked his mother but she hasnt replied. He then asked me of it could he that hes gone already and the iv was removed. I dont think they would have removed it so quickly...would they?

Wh is at work and is most likely a mess. Spent an hour on the phone with his sister who was just balling.

2020 cant end soon enough!

21 comments posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

We have heat!!!

And its almost to much to handle. After spending most of the time in a house thats 50-57 degrees, having it now set to 66 degrees seems so hot.

Furnace tech came by late afternoon. He discovered a few problems. The part on the furnace he replaced but he still wasnt getting the pressure from the tanks. Turns out the propane company was supposed to adjust the pressure on the furnace when they replaced the regulator on the tank. They didnt. So the tech fixed that. He then did a service check in our heat pump since it wasnt staying on and went over the panel upstairs with us to make sure its all set to get the most efficient run from both the furnace and heat pump.

Total amazing Christmas gift! Now we can open presents in warmth.

My sphynx kitty is beyond happy sitting on the vent by the front door.

Since i knew the man would be coming in the house the kids and i have been cleaning. Like deep cleaning. We just have some clutter to clean up in front of the fireplace and it will be like a showroom again lol. To bad we can't have anyone over. My dad would be impressed lol. Of course i dont expect this to last...Christmas morning it will be a mess again.

For now its nice being able to walk through the house and not trip on something (typically Lego).

7 comments posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Stupid picture friday

134 comments posted: Friday, December 18th, 2020

How to see the good through all the bad!!!

I'm really struggling with trying to stay positive.

Besides having to take a break from social media and all of the constant banter that covid is fake, masks kill more, if you follow the "rules" you're just a sheep of the communist crap, there's been non stop bad going on here.

One tire on the van developed a huge bulge towards the inside so not visible, wh was going slow enough out of the driveway that it just went flat instead of blowing like it could have. Tried to buy two new tires for the front, shop would have no part of selling just two tires despite the fact the other three are close to new.

Propane guy forgot to turn back on the valves after filling tank...problem number one for why furnace wasn't working.

Problem number two the flame sensor needed to be cleaned.

Problem number three the fucking panel and thermostat is dying and showing the wrong temp so furnace won't turn on...whatever happened to a simple dial thermostat. This digital programmable one is a pain!

I was emptying the kitchen sink. Wh is downstairs and hears water....seeing a waterfall coming from the ceiling. The pipe came off the bottom of the sink. After wh replaced the pipes i spent the rest of the day with fans drying the cabinet.

The money i had for the rest of christmas shopping is all but gone...fml.

Took a step to come upstairs and my knee and hip both went out of joint. Fucking unbelievable pain. Thank god for the railing. Caught myself before falling. Ive been hobbling around waiting for my foot to be in one spot and my knee in another...

Also broke a piece off a tooth. Dental benefits don't renew until January...

Was sitting in bed trying to paint the figure i made for my brother for our Christmas in January with hands that shake and eyes that can't see clearly anymore (fuck this falling apart all at once shit) only for my parents to call and my mother to say "i have bad news, well sad news".

In the background i could hear my dad say "no its bad news really bad. 2020 can just end right now".

Lifelong friend of my mother, her braids maid, called to tell them her husband had died suddenly. She performed CPR until an ambulance arrived but he was pronounced dead there.

I grew up with these people. Their daughters are like cousins. They are family and i can't even go to a funeral. Breaks my heart. This year is shit. I also read that a person i went to school with just lost her husband too. Fuck!

Our St. Bernard slipped on the ice. Didn't want to come back inside, up the stairs. Wh and i had to lift him. Once up the stairs he's walking fine. Spent one day laying in his bed not wanting to move much except for some food and water, pretty much his normal self. Next ďay seemed fine. I let him out and once again he refused to come back up the stairs. I made a ramp. He won't use it...so i had to pick up a 185lb dog.

My. Back. Is. Sore!

This morning i let him out and he did his business and came back in, managing the stairs just fine. Might put his bed and stuff downstairs in the basement so he can come in and out of the garage. No stairs there.

Last week was hell with the kids. For a while i have been getting constant calls from dS teacher about behaviour and incidents happening. He tells me one story, they tell me another. He's been bullied so much that he's just angry all of the time and lashing out at everyone. Dd is the same but only at home. She's been really mean lately, even to me. They would all get on the bus and I'd come back to the house and cry. Told wh i was at the end of my rope with them. He finally stepped up. Enforcing consequences and making it clear he won't tolerate any more bad behaviour. So far they have been angels.

Good thing too because i can't handle anything more right now. I spent all of yesterday in bed after doing my morning chores.

2020 can't come to an end soon enough!

8 comments posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

What does this mean?

At the start of every thread on the first post is:

"Participants as of 12/15/2020: 51"

What does this mean?

It wasnt on the threads before.

16 comments posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

Im sorry im late and i have to take my time this morning. First thr phone and internet was down, now my furnace isn't turning on.

89 comments posted: Friday, December 11th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

137 comments posted: Friday, December 4th, 2020

Christmas lights question

This is the first year we have ever put up christmas lights. We did buy a projection spot light last year but it cannot be seen from the road, we are to far from it.

I was in a store over the weekend and saw purple lights. Fell in love. Bought two purple and one string of blue green and purple.

Turns out my house is waaay longer than i thought lol. I will need four more purple sets to go from front to back along one side that's visible from the road.

The ones i bought we put along the deck and stairs on that side and the blue/green/ purple set is above the garage with kaleidoscope bulbs in the lights on each side of the garage.

The multi colour set came with built in clips.

The purple lights did not.

Wh was looking online to see if the store i went to sold clips. He reads that lights are to be set up in a perfect line and the clips he was looking at did that.

When we stretched out the purple lights the way the wires crossed made one light face up and the next face down in a repeating pattern. Looks fine to me. Our deck is lit up beautifully. Wh insists they all face up or down. Thing is in order to do that we have to twist the wires. I dont think these were meant to all face the same direction.

All of the clips i looked at will hold the lights to the eaves trough by clipping onto the wire not the light itself.

So...after all of that IF you put up lights do you make sure all of the bulbs face one way?

Bulbs that come with clips on them will automatically line up facing down since the clips all hold them the same way.

I've never taken notice if other peoples lights are all the same. I'm anal about a lot of things; dishes must be in the dish drain a certain way, shoes/boots lined up on the rack a certain way, freezer packed a certain way but lights....not on the list lol

8 comments posted: Monday, November 30th, 2020

When you should be happy but you're not

Im having a pity party today. I shouldn't with all thats going on in the world but...

Its my birthday.

Im not fond of birthdays. Not anymore. Wh used to take me out for dinner and a movie. Couldn't do that now because of covid but he hasnt done it in YEARS so its nothing new. No card either.

I received Facebook happy birthdays from friends i have on the other side of the planet. Friends who would even call to wish me a happy birthday.

My kids....ya they said "oh yeah happy birthday mom" as they ran out the door to the bus. Sheesh!.

So i treated myself to a very long hot shower and was dressed and about to dry my hair when the driveway alarm went off. . .

My parents drove up with a bottle of Baileys irish cream from my brother and they brought a huge basket of fruit, crackers, coffee, sparkling lemonade, cookies... its perfect and totally. What i needed.

All of us wearing masks and keeping our distance, i think they needed the visit as much as i did.

Now to wait for wh to get home so i can go do the regular grocery shopping along with picking myself up a birthday gift. I want a new measuring cup, a blender and a night gown.

Also need to pick up a large christmas tree since the one the kids wanted from Amazon isnt available anymore.

I dont really need a cake but dammit i want one. Is that a bit much for a 40 something year old to ask for?

At least its been a quiet day.

27 comments posted: Friday, November 27th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

119 comments posted: Friday, November 27th, 2020

Processing issue hearing or something else?

Little M is in grade one. Her teacher has called and talked to me a few times that little M "just isnt getting it". Examples:

Not matching letters to letter sounds.

Answering questions with something they talked about earlier, not the current topic.

Not following instructions for work.

Little M doesnt speak in class, is quiet and sits staring at her teacher with deer in headlights look.

Her teacher has said that shes getting the special education team involved to help "figure little m out" and that she feels its a processing disorder.

In the mean time she inquired about a hearing test. I set that up for the first week of Dec (earliest they could see her). Little M also wears glasses but had her checkup over the summer and all was ok.

I picked up a work package for Little M on Friday and WH and DD have been helping her with that while i work with Big D and his homework.

Wh says he doesnt understand what the problem is since little m is doing everything shes supposed to with the work. Her handwriting is amazing too

DS, now 10, had these same issues. It turned out he was hearing BUT that he heard as if he was under water. He had tubes put in and has excelled in school since. Hes still behind but he is catching up. This makes me wonder about Little M. She can follow instructions for tasks, can sing all of the songs on frozen 1 & 2. If I show her thr letter A she can tell me the sounds it makes. If i ask her to tell me words that rhyme with ram (for example) she can do it. She "gets it" at home.

I know the teacher means well but to jump to "she seems to have a processing disorder" without first addessing at least hearing makes me feel annoyed.

All the kids wrote out their letters to Santa this morning. The older kids helped the twins with spelling.

How can she do this at home but be cnsidered for a sepcial ed class at school??? What am i missing here?

18 comments posted: Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Stupid picture friday

130 comments posted: Friday, November 20th, 2020

Disappearing acts

Ever put something down, turn around and Boom! It's gone???

I have two small vapes. Had one plugged in to the charger sitting on my bedside table. The one I was using needed to be charged. In my fiddling around trying to plug in the second cord I knocked the first vape off the table between it and my bed.

It has disappeared! I moved the bed. And the table. It's just gone!!!

Our master bedroom is home to most of our remaining reptiles because in the winter it's easier to heat one room than an entire basement. Lost a few monitors to the temps just dropping overnight despite the heat lamps and heat mats. So we built two 8 foot cages that come apart in four sections and the rest of the smaller animals are in terrariums.

My juvenile water monitor Elliot is beside my bedside table on a desk. He is predictable. Turn on his heat lights in the morning, 20 minutes later he comes out from hiding to bask.

Yesterday....no basking.

Carefully open cage. Then take cage apart. No Elliot. Big ass rip in the thick screen at the top. Bugger got out. Joy.

Spent most of yesterday taking apart my room. Lizards typically follow walls when they escape. They also like tight secure places to hide. I knew exactly where he was. Under the 8 foot cages.

But to be thorough I started where his cage was and worked my way around the room. Took apart the desk, every drawer in my dresser. Cleaned up as I went.

Man my room needed a cleaning. Lol

Got to the 8 foot cages and heard some movement. Yep he was under them. Got out the snake hook and my gloves and went fishing lol. Elliot came to the front and stuck out a foot. I grabbed foot. He didnt like that so he bit glove. Once he had ahold of the glove I just pulled him out, scooped up his body and told him he was a naughty lizard. He let's go and stares at me. He then gets put into a container while I rearrange all of the animals on my side of the room. Tarantula, frog, basilisk and Savannah monitor all moved. Elliot's cage taken apart, cleaned, rearranged and top fixed.

He has been running around his cage all morning so angry that I took away his platform to bask on and replaced it with flat rocks. No more climbing. He has one large branch so it's not the end of the world.

I asked the older kids to help move a few things but had to be damm careful because I've hidden small Christmas gifts in my room. Also found a few I had forgotten about from last year lol.

Sad thing is even after taking the room apart my vape is stil nowhere to be found.

9 comments posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Ontario Peeps, check in

Any other Ontario SI folks out there???

How did you fair through the storm yesterday/last night???

We sorta lucked out here. No loss of power, just a few flickers and on/off/on once. Power out all around us though. Hydro polls snapped like twigs and one road just south of us has a line of polls all along the road. Road is closed. Others have posted that polls and live wires were down on their property. Scary stuff!!!

We lost the horse shelter. All 12×16 feet of it. Looks like it was flipped right over. The roof is on the underside now. There were trees behind it which have been uprooted and are under it all.

I was expecting the bale feeder to be flipped (which it wasnt) but didnt expect the shelter to be gone! Horses all ok. I dont think they were back there when it happened. We had opened the paddock up so they could graze if they wanted to. In the back is an area we call The Vally. Surrounded by thick trees theres no wind there and much of the cedars come together forming a enclosed area. I found them back there many times last year during storms. They should be ok until wh and I get a shelter up again.

Goat house, chicken coup and duck house all in one piece.

I hope everyone else is ok out there.

Check in if you can.

17 comments posted: Monday, November 16th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

Goodmorning all!!!

119 comments posted: Friday, November 13th, 2020

How do you feel about heights?

Ya know those videos you see where someone puts up a ladder and it slips out from under them...

I used to be a tree climbing, hide on the house roof for hide and seek, climbing anything I could (mainly because I'm short and have to just to reach stuff) person.

I just discovered how much I am NOT that person anymore...

Goat shed roof needs its shingles put on. Its only around six feet high at its highest point. First step, tarp it in case I dont get the shingles done at least the wood is protected...mother nature is a bitch! No wind UNTIL I break out the tarp. Fml!

Its bad enough when the ground is soft and one side of the ladder (the A frame one) sinks in and you're totally off balance. Its bloody worse when the ladder just decides to go on a trip on it's own.

I realized what was happening and could shift my weight onto the roof, so I'm half on half off, caught the ladder with my foot as it went over, stood it upright again and slowly climbed down, clinging to the shed as I did.

I wouldn't be able to do roofing as a job!

Tarp is on and stapled down. Have the first lot of shingles on the roof and the bottom layer in place but I'll be damned if I'm going to nail them all down manually. Nope! Breaking out the compressor and air nailer with the roll of nails.

Now to find where wh put the rolls of nails...

I'm sad that I'm not that not afraid of heights person that I used to be. My dd is like that now. She insists on climbing onto the house so she can take panoramic photos if the sunsets....she climbs trees as high as she can go.

Shes My mimi me lol.

I'm ok once I'm ON the roof. It's just the getting up and down part that makes my heart come out of my chest. At least I know that I built the roof really strong since it can support my weight lol.

Anyone else here suddenly become afraid of heights?

11 comments posted: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

110 comments posted: Friday, November 6th, 2020

How easy is it to injure or fracture your collar bone?

Wh works in construction.

Yesterday he put up 5 16 foot 2x6 boards onto his shoulder to carry.

When he got home he said his shoulder hurt but when I checked his collar bone was swollen and red and he jumped when I felt it. Says it hurts when he lets his arm hang down now.

I fractured my collarbone when I was in preschool so I dont remember much.

Should he get an x ray now?

4 comments posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2020

I have a question for horse owners...

We have three horses and a pony now that are ours.

Arab mare has finally got weight on her with the other mares gone and no longer chasing her away from the food.

I get carrots delivered once a week. Is one feeding of carrot treats ok or would you recommend more? 50lb bag I usually divide up into two feedings.

Also feed a combination of fat and fiber oats with surmount pellets every three days. This is for all of them not just the mare. Free choice round bale of hay in a hay feeder.

All of them are now in the winter paddock. I am putting blankets on the mare and pony. Vet suggested mare always have one.

When the other horses were here the owners only brought up carrots once a week and dumped the whole bag out.

20 comments posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2020

RIP Sir Sean Connery

I'm so sad. He was one of my favourite actors.

RIP 007.

7 comments posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Stupid picture friday

126 comments posted: Friday, October 30th, 2020

I want to scream!

And actually I did. Big time.

The day started with the school calling to let me know Big D fell in the gym hitting his head on his left temple. They had to let me know but didnt want him picked up. Just that they were going to watch him. He comes home on the bus and hes wearing a yellow wrist band. Guess that's concussion policy to wear that so all staff know hes being watched.

Ok cool.

Then after dinner all the kids are in the boys room, door closed. Suddenly I hear that scream. Ya know, the one that says I'm hurt and I'm hurt badly!. Little M is screaming for me but it's not as loud as her usual scream. I open the door and she falls into my arms. Apparently Big D kicked her, IN THE THROAT.

That's when I lost it on all the kids. Big D for kicking her and the older two for not getting me but instead telling Little M to be quiet....(I heard as I opened the door)

Three kids got to sit quietly in the living room until dad got home while I tended to Little M. Shes ok but damn that was close.

I fought with my brothers and we had our fair share of injuries but dammit this is ridiculous! My nerves are shot!

This is normal life as a mom right?

10 comments posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

84 comments posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2020

He stabbed a kid with a pencil omg!!!

Yep my Big D (6). Got a call from his teacher that another student had built a sand castle and he tried to break it but she had tried to protect it so he "tried to move her hand with the pencil" and ended up stabbing her.

Nothing serious injury wise but omg!

So I ask him if anything happened today.

He says "why are you asking?"

I say I got a call....

It took a bit but he tells me what happened through tears saying over and over that hes sorry and he didnt mean to hurt her and he knows stabbing is bad.

Now hes the one who is in a split class with just one other student in his grade. The older kids never play with him and hes hated school. I've been worried that he would lash out at one of the older kids but this seems to be more of an accident than a malicious act. At least I hope so.

Find out today that the other student in his grade isnt there anymore so Big D is all alone. But...his teacher said that hes picking up on the next grade work so well that she expects him to be two grades ahead by the end of the year.

Not surprising. Wh called me quietly to the living room the other evening. Big D was standing there counting....in French. Hes not even taking french yet.

So far theres still no way to move the kids from in class to at home learning. And the school board has just informed ALL of us of new protocols and a new form that must be filled out (but have yet to present the form itself) for illness.

Stress abounds with all the parents right now.

I like the idea of big d learning to his full potential while in class but I worry about his mental state being the odd kid out.

Any advice for me to help him adjust to being the odd kid?

21 comments posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Light show is final blow for 2020?

3:50am wh is getting dressed for work. He doesnt bother to turn on bedroom lights, he gets dressed in the dark.

All of a sudden the bedroom lights up. One huge flash from both north and east facing windows.

When he went out to start the van more flashes. These are big. More to the north, north west and one big one to the south.

Is it sad that it's like the final FU from 2020? Here's an alien invasion. Goodluck.

Ugh.

5 comments posted: Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Time to go back to online learning

So I kept Big D home today because he had a sneezing fit right before school. Probably because dd was cleaning out the duck pen and the ducks were running around. I didnt want to end up walking up to the school to get him.

Called school. They were ok with that.

Two hours later they call back. DS has a sore throat and must be picked up...

Ds had done his TERRY Fox run and was in need of a drink. Dry throat from running in the cold. Whatever right.

BIG d and I walk up there. Long ass walk back. Ugh. Asked the principal to put us on the online learning list cause I'm not walking the kids back and forth in the winter. Bad enough it rained amd the wind folded my umbrella breaking it. We are looking at February to get it set up. Fml...

I totally regret signing them up for in class. It's been awful. Two of the kids hate their teachers, one kid is bullied. And they are sent home for a sniffle even though runny nose and sneezing has been taken off the stay home list.

We've been looking for another vehicle, something for wh to use back and forth to work so I can keep the van here. So far nothing in a decent price range. Might have to actually look at a loan.

I could use the tractor but not in the winter even with the cab on it. we put chains on and ya cant drive it on the road with chains.

Horse and buggy is seriously becoming a better option. Lol.

I am so tired and my legs feel like jello.

5 comments posted: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

106 comments posted: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Food poisoning or anxiety in children?

Big D threw up twice at school on Friday.

He had insisted Wednesday evening that he not go to school thursday because his tummy hurt. Thursday morning he appeared fine and I said that IF he wasnt feeling well he could stay home Friday and that since he wasnt feeling bad then he could go to school Thursday.

No issue Thursday.

Friday morning came and he wanted to stay home but wasnt sick, didnt have a fever, didnt say his tummy hurt etc. I told him that we talked about this and he was ok to stay home only if he was sick. He said ok and went to school.

School called 20 minutes after he arrived saying he was throwing up...

According to the protocols he either had to get a covid test OR not have a test but have a doctor sign off that he was sick due to other reasons and be symptom free for 24 hours.

On our walk home from school Friday he didnt shut up, insisted in eating his lunch snacks when he got home, didnt have a fever and never threw up all weekend.

I do know he had gotten into a plate of weiners that were in the microwave Thursday evening before they were cooked.

He also had breaded chicken breasts but so did everyone else and none of us got sick. I guess there a chance the weiners upset his system right?

Or should I be looking at an anxiety issue?

He and little M arent in the same class. I know little M hates her teacher but she still likes to go to school. Big D has complained since day one that he hates school. He did come home last week happy that hes doing work for a grade ahead of him. Hes in a split class. He told me his teacher is nice but the other teacher is mean to him. I cant get specific info from him so I dont know what "mean" means lol.

Our family doc isnt doing in person appointments, the walkin was filled before I got there and I was there early so no doc note. Called the school to let them know I was keeping him home until I could find a doctor but school said if he didnt have any other symptoms, wasnt sick now then he can come back without an actual doctors note.

Big D is enjoying his mommy time. Again he hasnt stopped talking since I came back from getting the other kids on the bus. Hes sorting his fruit gummies by colour and size lol.

8 comments posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

99 comments posted: Friday, October 9th, 2020

Have question about wifi home security

Wh was shown a security camera system that links to the owners cell phone via an app. Cameras can be placed inside and outside, have motion detection and night vision.

But they work off of ones household wifi. They dont use data continuously only when sending notifications to the cell.

So....if I get us unlimited internet does that automatically mean the house has wifi? Is it that an extra feature you have to ask for?

Yes I'm totally out of the loop with internet...my original internet was through a landline and was dialup lol, then off a hub thingy lol.

Theres been alot of attempted thefts near by. A lot of trespassing. So if I can at least get cameras up and we can view them remotely I'll feel better.

There isn't many options for providers in my area and unlimited is hard to find. Also the community pages have had a few posts on internet and everyone says certain ones are crap so....I'm really frustrated.

But i since I'm starting to inquire with companies now I need to know of their service is what I need for this camera system.

Any help is appreciated

5 comments posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Allowing for individual style sorta a vent

Ya know I'm all for allowing my kids to express themselves and be independent and strong but I'm having an issue with little M (well kids in general) and I need input.

I have my own "style". How I dress, put up my hair. I prefer a specific style of running shoes and pants.

I'll never win any fashion awards or make people stare in awe lol. It's me and I'm happy with that.

But Little M (6) seems to think that wild is the way to go and it doesnt matter if its pjs or regular clothes.

This morning she walks out dressed in a blue shirt, pink striped pj pants and a different sock on each foot (her older sisters socks btw) over the pants pulled up to her knees...

I kindly asked her to go put on her new school pants and a pair of her own socks.

All their clothes is in their drawers, getting dressed on their own shouldn't be hard but this child is like her sister 100% in that every morning they empty the drawers because "omg mom I have nothing to wear"...

Are all girls like this? I was never like this. Lol. Little M doesnt give a rats ass what anyone thinks, shes very head strong, demanding, totally bossy at times and isnt afraid to say it how it is.

Big D's teacher sent an email to all parents about the newest tech stuff happening, reminders about protocols and a thank you for parents who pack healthy lunches make sure their kids have indoor shoes AND "ensuring that the kids have their clothes on straight".

Ya that was a total plug at me, BIG D had just worn his shirt backwards....having put on his t shirt then a sweater I hadn't noticed lol

So I can see the teachers appreciate kids dressed properly and not with mismatched socks. Hahaha

Frankly I hate kids socks. All different patterns and colours. Finally found the boys a 10 pack, five grey pairs, five black pairs. Harder to mismatch that.

Also discovered last year dd was taking extra clothes to school to change into. So she left the house looking ok only once she forgot to change out of her "belly top" before coming home. We had a talk and she just wanted to be like all the other girls. Shes not like other kids due to the nature of her medical stuff and she never will be. It was an attempt to fit in. Really stressed that she doesnt need to be like everyone to be liked. Those who deserve her friendship will like her no matter what she wears.

So far she hasn't come home crying because of the girls hate me or so and so said something mean.

Pj day is next week so I can let Little M wear her pjs and if she wants the mismatched huge socks pulled over top to her knees so be it.

It's ok to have a few dress code rules isnt it?

26 comments posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Stupid picture friday

116 comments posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Stupid picture friday

88 comments posted: Friday, September 25th, 2020

Dumb luck pond placement help

So we live in an area that's pretty much all rock. Shale rock. So huge slabs of rocks. Total bitch to dig post holes...even with a tractor

I got a free, prefabricated pond. Thought it would be awesome in the back for the ducks and geese who will be joining the goats in their pen.

I started digging this out By Hand last year, all the while thinking a Backhoe would be soooooo much easier!

Got ambitious yesterday and decided to finish the hole and place the pond.

My back is killing me!

Got through the dirt later with rocks, then the clay layer with rocks and then hit something solid...started slowly picking away at the clay to reveal a massive cement and gravel slab. Now I know theres weeping tiles out the back of the house BUT this is WAY back there AND off to the side. Never expected to find anything like this.

I also thought weeping tiles were clay pipes. Not a huge slab of cement. Maybe that's covering the tiles? In any case I'm now left to wonder of I try for another hole OR just place the pond and fill in the gap (it's not a deep enough hole for the pond to sit at ground level).

I wanted the pond there to help with drainage as this entire area floods in the spring and after a hard rain. Now I guess I know why. Theres no place for the water to go. I could drill a hole in the side of the pond to fill up with water from the area. At least it will keep the pond filled and reduce the amount if water in the pen and along the back/south side of the property.

Thoughts?

I dont think the pond filled with water could hurt this slab as theres a huge pile of old hydro poles close by (also helping to contain the water to that area...), we know that my uncle drove his tractor out there and so have we and its located just south of the old barn I built which wasnt small.

Wh used the tractor to start a pond hole further back behind the pen in the area that's wet back there. He was able to dig quite deep so I dont think this cement thing extends that far back. I will be digging it out the rest of the way by hand just in case lol.

I'm almost curious enough to keep digging to see if I can find the edge. If it's not apart of the weeping tiles, maybe my uncle buried something out there?

7 comments posted: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Itchy spot driving me nuts

Tmi warning.

I have a red itchy raised area about the size of a dime on my breast that appeared yesterday. It's just off the areola. It's also exactly where the seam is in my bra and the edge of my breast pocket of the shirt I wore yesterday.

I'm unsure if it's a bug bite (looks like a mosquito bite) or a reaction to having had a handful of screws in my breast pocket and getting poked. I've been poked before and never had this happen so....

I have been scratching it and I'm sure that isnt helping.

Should I see if a day or two without a bra helps before freaking out? I cant get in to see my doctor for at least a week.

TIA

19 comments posted: Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Stupid picture friday

46 comments posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

My kid is hilarious

Earlier this week Big D was asking about the days he goes to school this week. I told him the three days and say next week he will be there for the full five days. He ponders for a minute, looks me in the eyes and says "well that sucks".

I ask him what sucks. He says "all this covid crap messing with school"

Today I took the kids for their bloodwork. (All went surprisingly well...) on the way home I approached two turkey vultures on the road eating a dead raccoon. Theres oncoming traffic and the birds wont move so I stop.

Little M asks me of they killed the raccoon and say no they just clean up dead animals. She then says it's good that hes gone up to heaven then. Big D speaks up saying "UP is just space "

LITTLE M says "well it's up there somewhere".

These kids crack me up.

Big D is very matter of fact.

He was mad at little M a few days ago and called her stupid. I counter with stupid is NOT a nice word! He yells back, ya I know but i cant help it if it's TRUE mom. Omg.

13 comments posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

What would you do?

Just putting this out there quickly before heading out with the kids.

If your manager was:

Making sexual comments such as "I'll fuck your mom/wife/GF"

Calling employees stupid, fat, useless, not worth what they are paid.

Not abiding by safety rules

Just to name some things, is this enough to consider harrassment or inappropriate behaviour that could be brought to the labour board?

(Note said employees wont bring up issues to upper management because UM are buddy buddy with manager and have witnessed him act this way without doing anything).

10 comments posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Anyone else scatterbrained?

I'm a total mess today and theres really NO good reason for it.

I received an email from the drug company asking for information to confirm we still qualify for the assistance program for DDs medication.

It was a simple email, with specific questions and yet my brain took a shit and left me totally freaking out all weekend. I didnt have the answer to ONE question which only required a phone call this morning. I called, got info, replied to email. Boom done! Yet through it all I was actually shaking...

The three younger kids have bloodwork that needs to be done. One and only local lab made the paper with how bad they are, long wait times, people being turned away etc. I tried for four days to call and find out IF they can do these tests! (They require specific materials). Each time an automated message comes on that says they are busy try later. I ended up downloading their app and scheduling an appointment for two weeks from now..

This morning I called the lab by my parents. They actually answered. Wait time was currently 6 minutes! Yes they have the materials to do these tests and she said just to download their app and select a save my spot option to be taken right in. Also, since the requisition were emailed to me and my phone and printer wont communicate to print them off she said they have a new service where I send the requisition to them and they print. Cool! Since Wednesday is their only day off school I'll probably take them then.

Everything has worked out yet I still feel like I'm forgetting something. I went over all my lists, important to dos etc and I dont see anything but I have this horrible feeling. I'm writing everything down these days just because I cant seem to remember squat!

I constantly feel like a deer in the headlights or a dog yelling SQUIRREL!!! What is wrong with my brain?

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School lunches menu good idea?

So the kids did their first day back on their staggered week and for the most part all went well.

The school has it so everything then kids bring is brought home. No healthy snack bins, scheduled washroom breaks. Etc.

I have planned out a two week rotating menu for my kids in hopes of making this easy on how I do grocery shopping. But I'm wondering if just two weeks isnt enough. Not enough variation, even with a list of other substitutions of fruit, veggies, meats depending on sales and what's leftover from dinners (DS is huge on taking leftovers).

Tell me what you think: please note that I have picky kids who wont eat things like cheese or pasta so while one kid might get those things I have substituted other things for the picky eaters lol

Week one:

Every day includes: reusable water bottle, juice box, fruit snacks, apple, crackers/cereal, cookie/brownie.

Mon: salmi sandwiches, cucumbers

Tues: pizza bites/chicken nuggets, red pepper sliced.

Wed: pigs in a blackest, grapes

Thurs: hard boiled egg, baby carrots &dressing to dip.

Fri: mini pancakes, granola bar

Week 2

Every day: reusable water bottle, juice box, yogurt, baby muffins, plain popcorn

Mon:turkey and lettuce wrap, green beans

Tues: waffle sticks & syrup,celery

Wed: turkey bacon strips, orange

Thurs:pasta salad/KD OR Weiner octopus, pudding cup

Fri: sliced sausages, fruit cup, pretzels

Any sort of peanut or peanut substitute isnt allowed.

They said the water bottle filling stations would be available but dd said they werent. The bottles I got the kids are over a litre.

Any suggestions or advice is very much appreciated

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Ways of coping with grief

How do you cope with grief?

Wh father (my FIL) text to let him know that his grandfather had been found on the floor of his apartment after a fall resulting in a broken hip. It's an assisted living centre and sometime between when breakfast was brought and when they found him at lunch he fell and was unable to alert staff.

Hes now in hospital. FIL and MIL are there now and fil described him as being a "human skeleton". Hospital is planning surgery. Grandpa is 90. Fil was talking with wh about how he has to make the decision whether grandpa is DNR or not. Grandpa has dementia, fil is executor and makes all medical decisions. Hes torn. Hurting. And has broken down.

Wh on the other hand is making jokes. Smart ass comments meant to be funny. Its how he copes. I've seen him this way when his grandmother was near passing.

He can come across as uncaring and even cold. It can be hard for others who do not deal with grief this way. And I'm unsure if its rhr best way to be around his father right now.

I'm also unsure how to be supportive. I know hes worried and sad but he wont admit that's how he feels. I've been with him long enough to see that look on his face, hiding his hurt with humor.

Is this a normal way to cope? What's the best way to be supportive? I dont want to seem uncaring by giving him space but I also dont want him to feel smothered by me "trying to be supportive"...

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I'm back!!!

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Let's begin with a little bit of cuteness

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It's a corn snake lol

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Can anyone help with a phone number?

Need some help finding owner of a number.

Thanks

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A fun math challenge

I really enjoy these types of math challenges and surprisingly, I'm actually good at them.

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Random thoughts

I get those every now and then. Something random will pop into my head and I'll think hmmmmm I wonder.

For example. How the hell does anyone hit a porcupine on the road? Its not like they are fast and dash out in front of you like crazy squirrels. Have you actually ever seen one walk on asphalt? They walk funny with a "ewe ewe ewe" expression trying to touch the road as little as possible. And it's not like they are small. So you ain't gonna miss it.

Also, for those of us weirdos who have Milk Bags...what do you do when you cant find the damn milk container? I swear I have four these stupid containers in the house. Cant find one though ...

I ended up cutting a juice container in half and sticking the bag in there. So along with the sock and Tupperware top thief I have a milk container bandit.

Ever have any totally random thoughts/questions?

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Funniest things your kids have ever said?

So Little M got into the Harry Potter movies with WH while they snuggled and she was sick. All the kids joined in and got into the movies.

Today while watching Sister Act, DS yells to me from the living room as I'm cooking dinner:

"Hey mom, the old lady in the penguin suit is the lady in Harry Potter"

"Penguin suit" I'm dying....

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To cute not to share not a spider promise!!!

After WH went to work I headed back to the bedroom and as I walked in I turned on the light.

That's when I noticed these two. One pair of our sugar gliders.

Top white is Juliet. Bottom regular is Bob.

The looks on their faces are just priceless. I disturbed their "activity" by turning in the light. It's as if they both are saying "dude for the love if god turn off the light" hahaha

Note: the bottom is newspaper that their cage mate Mo likes to shred every night. Not sure why she does that. I clean the cage daily and wash their bowls when they are asleep in their pouches or else Bob comes after my fingers...hes protective if his girls.

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Pet pictures with Santa anyone???

Ya know I just dont think this beautiful gal of mine is going to get a photo with santa. Can't imagine why, shes so soft and fuzzy...

(Sorry ya'all but it's been waaaaay to long I had to.post her lol)

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Fb messenger question

Wh showed me his messenger on his phone because there was a conversation that was "locked" and he didn't understand why ...(duh that's the secret conversation feature AND it was a with a woman no less....*rolls eyes...)

Two things:

First when I logged into his messenger from MY phone this person doesn't even show up on his list...what's with that?!?

And if you send someone a message in messenger using the secret conversation feature that means this woman could have opened it and it would appear on his screen but that doesn't mean necessarily that HE started the conversation right?!? And that's why she doesn't show up when I open it on MY phone? Ugh!!!

I hate this secret conversation crap!!!! Thanks FB for making hiding shit easier...

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It's a warning falling rocks sign hit by a falling rock.

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This is just so totally fitting today...Lol

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Stacked threads

OT

Parenting

Distracted. What the hell am i doing.

(I feel this way daily...)

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Hahahahaha. I'm sorry I couldn't resist when I saw this.....SPF will resume in the morning

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Pig puns

Big story up my way. 200lb pig stops traffic. Decided to go for a stroll.

So what do you get when you challenge a pig to a tug of war?

Pulled pork.

Hahahahaha

Why can't you share a bed with a pig?

They Hog all the covers....

Hahahahaha

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Hi, sorry I was absent last week. I'm back.

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We've gone green and loving it!!!

Oh MH thank you!!! I just needed this today. So beautiful to see the green. Shedding happy tears!

And now the Christmas Beaver shall arrive to grace us with his controversy lmao.

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Yay I made it.

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Funnies that aren't so funny

Ya know those stories that you read that's funny but it's because it didn't happen to you?

I got one of those. (Warning snake involved in story).

My parents came up for a visit and to help with anchoring the framework for the new garage doors into the cement. Watching WH and my dad work together is funny enough but...My mom doesn't like snakes. Like really doesn't like snakes. Here she is standing to the side of the garage having a smoke when WH swoops in, grabs the garter snake that's attempting to get into the garage and whisks it away in one fluid motion hoping that she didn't see. (He ran away with it, he didn't throw it!)

Nope. She saw and wasn't the least bit happy that a snake had been that close to her. So for the remainder of the visit she stayed on the opposite side of the garage.

That is....Until once again WH comes swooping in to grab the SAME snake that is once again trying to get.into the garage, this time from the other side. OMG the look on my mom's face was priceless.

At that point WH says that the snake must like her. I think had he been in arm's reach she might have slapped him lol.

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If you could not adult...

What would you do first?

(Not sure if this is going back to being a kid with the knowledge of being an adult or not. Or just having a day to just not be an adult. Your choice I guess ). Ya know, cause adulting just sucks sometimes.

I would first:

There's a place I pass on the way to my parents. They have bouncy castles. First time I drove by it was a huge panda. Then I saw a huge tractor and actual castle. I'm assuming they provide the bouncys for party's. I think I'd rent every one they had, set them all up in the backyard and just bounce from one to another all day long.

Then once I had my fun of being Tigger I'd break out the finger paints and create a masterpiece.

What would your not adulting look like?

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Fun with eggs

I wanted to keep this light and fun so here it is in F&G.

DD's class was given a home assignment. They will be doing the Egg Drop Challenge on Monday.

Create a device that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped off the roof of the school. The instructions were pretty open but rules included no balloons or parachutes.

DD and i have created the ultimate marbled, sponged, baby powder & pop bottle, elastic egg protection unit.

We have successfully dropped it out of the sunroom onto the driveway with egg remaining intact. Cross winds were a bit of a concern but we corrected that will the marbles.

(Pictures will come I promise).

I also added a bit of my artistic humour to the project, which I'm sure should get a laugh...

So..... If you needed to drop an egg off of a roof, what creative idea would you come up with so that it didn't get scrambled?

Rules: no balloons or parachutes. Oh and the egg cannot be hard boiled...

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They grow up so fast!

The twins turn three today. I can't believe they are THREE!!! I'm so proud of my little dragons!!! Little M is a big girl therefore demanded the big girl chair. Big D was happy in his little chair lol

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FB messenger question

Is the option for "secret conversations" turned off when you install messenger?

I never had it on my phone because it was to full with pictures and videos of the kids and had no space. We got the computer, I downloaded everything then wiped those folders so I had space. Messenger got loaded. I rarely use it hit today while going through the options I see the section for those secret conversations. Mine was not turned on.

So I check WH phone. The secret conversations option was on....

No surprise there but before I go off the deep end on him....Is there a chance that when installed that option was already on or,like my phone it's always off unless you turn it on?

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Tips for sites

I was looking through WH phone. He has an Android. In settings....It has a "site settings" section. So, he can visit a web site and delete that he's been there within the History BUT it's listed as a cookie I think in this other section.

Guess what? My WH has been looking at porn. Ha! Even with deleting the history I have evidence of ALOT of visits!

It lists the sites according to KB. So I'm assuming the sites with the most KB he visits often. Joy.

Hope that helps those looking for evidence.

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Stacked threads in OT

Bar Mitzvah gift?

Brazilian yea or nay?

What would you do?

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"mission impossible theme".

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Pets pets and more pets

Lets see all of our crazy pets. Furry, feathered, and of course all of the others lol I'll start off.

Here is my white tree frog hanging out with me.(note having a bit of an issue uploading pics online....this may take a while....feel free to post your non human family members)

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OK I am sorry all. The update my phone did has taken away the ability to hold down on an image and copy the URL. I don't know how to fix this

[This message edited by DragnHeart at 5:19 AM, January 20th (Friday)]

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Yay, still online!

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Happy...

I came darn close to posting SPF this morning. Man Friday just can't come soon enough lmao

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Cute pictures no really I promise

Dd was given a kitten. He's a royal pain in the a$$ but cute. Thought I'd share some photos

Apparently little baskets are better than cat beds...

Or maybe just my leg...but never his own bed! Lol

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The power of nature

Didn't know where to post this but here seems good. Been digging this morning extending the hole where we think the well is and found this.

It's a root from the fir tree, I believe a blue spruce. It has grown right through this rock. Nature really is amazing!

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Must apologize now. My phone "ran out of space" so I deleted the data for some of my apps including Chrome. I had at least 20 Windows open with pics for SPF and they were lost so...here's what I was able to find again.

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Funny snake story

The title gives fair warning. Continue reading only if you can find the humour in ME having the shit scared out of me

2am this morning got up to go to the bathroom. I don't turn on the bedroom or hall lights so I don't wake everyone up. Come out of the bathroom, take two steps into the bedroom and step on "something". Reach down and I KNOW...its a SNAKE!.

Instead of clamly turning on the light I scream bloody murder thus waking WH and all four kids.

We had been given three ball pythons over the weekend. Beautiful snakes! And totally harmless. Because WH and I got consumed with the pump problem we didn't set them up into individual containers in our rack but left them in a huge bin on the top of it with heat.

Apparently they popped the top.

That means that THREE snakes were MIA.

The one I found with my foot WH grabbed.

I found number two behind the door.

Number three???

By this time the twins were screaming and the older two had come out to see what was going on. WH asked them to look for the third snake while he went to tend to the twins. From the living room DD and DS call out that they found it. Yay. I go grab it and put it back with the other two.

Snake escapees recaptured. Lid secured.

I have handled small gators and caimans and large lizards with nasty attitudes but a small snake sends me screaming. I chalk it up to being half asleep. Needless to say WH teased me about it this morning.

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major cuteness for hfssc

Ok here it is! The ultimate cuteness., just for you HFSSC!!! I hope you enjoy lol

(DD's birthday gift from MIL....its a boy...)

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The gift that freaks you out?

Only I would be given such a gift....seriously why can't someone show up with a truck and trailer with a horse or pony or even a donkey...?!? Nooooo. Here DragnHeart how about the world's largest Tarantula...

The photo doesn't do him justice at all. He's got his legs tucked in, but at full spread he's as large as a dinner plate. (That's 12" across!). He's due for a moult. Seeing as they fling their hairs at you when stressed (it's a defence thing and the hairs are very irritating) I hope so, his butt is nearly bald. I was told he's more docile than usual but I won't be handling him and yes I'm using "him". He hasn't been cooperative in raising his butt for me to take a good look to determine sex.

This is a Goliath Bird eater. Something WH always wanted and MINE. Haha! Ok so I'm not 100% excited about this creature and I can't tell you how long the drive home felt with this guy in a clear container on the passenger seat...the whole time moving around. Shutter!

One thing is for sure. I won't ever me a hand model...yikes my hand looks bad! Lol

27 comments posted: Monday, July 18th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

74 comments posted: Friday, July 15th, 2016

Need help asap with android

Is there a program (Dr. Fone for example) that will log the conversations from Facebook messenger?

Or is there a way to have the facebook messenger conversations backed up or saved without WH knowing, something I can do through messenger itself even if he deleted the conversation?

I checked WH fb activity log. Last night while I was out he sent a friend request to what appears to be an employee from his previous job (their mutual friends are two people I know who work there). Noessages have been exchanged as of yet but I know there will be...

Any help is greatly appreciated.

5 comments posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

I love birthdays

At the same time I hate them. Kids grow up way to fast!!!

Here is DD the day we brought her home from the hospital weighing in at 3lbs 12oz.

Here she is now. OMG! How she's grown. We made the cake(S) together. Yes two lol. This one is already gone. Butterfly number two will probably be gone today. I think she did awesome on it!

6 comments posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

69 comments posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016

Favourite movie line?

Do you have a particular line from a movie you find yourself using or just really like?

Currently WH is using "fa-da!" Alot. It's from the animated movie Home. We can't help but giggle when one of us says:

"Can I come into the out now?" Or

"What us the purpose of your face?"

Again both lines from Home. (Can you tell we watch this movie alot... ).

68 comments posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Stupid picture Friday

68 comments posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016

Stupid picture friday

65 comments posted: Friday, June 24th, 2016

When animals are naughty...

I love animals but check this out....little chipmunk in the feeder eating the bird seed in the foreground while Stripes is eating the blossoms of the Apple tree in the background... no wonder I am filling the feeder every day AND we have no apples lol

9 comments posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

71 comments posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016

If you wrote a book...

What would the title be?

I'll start with a couple I am sure my kids would write!

"Painting with Poop: A two year olds guide to driving mommy crazy"

Terrible Twos: how to make the most out of this year. (With a special chapter: breath holding, wanna see mom poop her pants?!?")

12 comments posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Time goes by to fast!!!

Today is the twins second birthday. We had a small party this weekend.

Big D with his classic tongue.

Oh can't forget to stick out his tongue at his sister lol

Two utensils are better than one when it comes to eating cake lol

8 comments posted: Monday, June 6th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

86 comments posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Stupid picture friday

44 comments posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

49 comments posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

71 comments posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016

May the 4th

Be with you

5 comments posted: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Stupid picture friday

51 comments posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016

Stupid Picture Friday

67 comments posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016

Things that make you go hmmm?

How is it possible to get hay AND straw in the clothes next to my skin ( ) when I am wearing multiple layers? Like bra, undershirt, shirt, sweater, hooded sweater, zip up sweater with no hood, hat, scarf and a winter coat on the top and two pairs of socks thermals jeans and boots up to my knees (yes its cold here!!!).

I am pulling this stuff out of places it just shouldn't be! No wonder the goats "love" me so much

2 comments posted: Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

All Christmas'd out lol

Poor Big D...opening gifts and playing with toys was just to much for him lol.

9 comments posted: Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Things that ruin a good coffee...

Well here I thought a fly would be bad. But nope! This would definitely ruin my coffee

9 comments posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Christmas jokes

What did the Gingerbread man put on his bed?

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........ A cookie sheet.

Your turn

7 comments posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Stress relief?

I've been wanting to paint for a while now. Today I decided to stop procrastinating and just do it. Was fun trying to keep the twins away from the paint and finally got a chance to finish this after they went for a nap.

I hoped it was be a stress relief for me but I sit here staring at it wanting to keep tinkering with it. I think I'll just leave it as is and start another one lol

14 comments posted: Monday, December 7th, 2015

Pics can be deceiving lol

So yesterday WH decided to clean out the ball pythons cages and while I was sitting on the sofa, handed me one to hold. In this photo doesn't it appear that he is absolutely huge??? I took this with my phone.

Now this photo WH took. The snake doesn't look anywhere close to as big as the photo before. Perspective lol

12 comments posted: Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

It has begun!!!

I am not a sock person. Bare feet all the way...even in the winter (inside of course ). And luckily my kids have followed in my footsteps...pun totally intended. sandles and crocs being the preferred footware.

But alas with school finally here the shoes and socks thing is a must. And with new socks comes the sock monster. A little invisible fellow that eats up socks like candy...but of course just ONE from a pair. He IS real!!! Last night I washed 6 pairs of new socks for DS. This is what I was left with when the load was dried and folded.

Somewhere there's a matching set just like this one but I fear its in the belly of the dreaded sock monster...

(And yes he's totally into Spiderman right now. Shirt, pants, socks, shoes, jacket...even his underwear lol).

9 comments posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Holusion art

I first saw these in a mall display many many years ago while with my dad. Nothing like spending an hour or more staring at these learning how to make them appear lol He bought a couple of plaquemounted ones. I got a calendar. Recently I found the calendar. These things just pop out at me. I don't have any problem seeing the image. WH can't at all and refuses to look at them.

So, has anyone else been fascinated by these and can anyone here tell me what this is a 3D image of? I have 12 more I can post. (Note: I took the photo and made sure I could see it first so the image wasn't distorted by the camera.)

15 comments posted: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

For all our Tim Horton's fans I bring you

Mega Coffee...lol

Never mind just Mondays...this is an every day all day coffee oh how cruel to tease us

2 comments posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Always face your fears :)

And...just to top it off...one of the reasons given to me for never being able to host a G2G here at my place

11 comments posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015

Matching sets?

Does anyone else own things like this?

Here is the Nestle Chocolate syrup with a milk container that's the rabbit...

Hmmm I wonder if the yellow container would show up better. yes we have two of them. Then we have two regular plain white milk containers. And no. I don't collect them lol. Apparently WH does

Oh we also have a snack container that's a fish from the fish crackers...

5 comments posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The zoo lol

Well its a zoo around here so I thought I'd share for you fellow animal lovers. ***Warning***some of them might make a few.people cringe. Our tarantula for example was being camera shy last night so I will post her when she's not so bratty lol. The goats are coming but bother have been to interested on jumping on and head buttibg me to get any good pics

Let's start off with grumpy frog. Yes grumpy frog....this is a Pixie frog. And yes he can draw blood if he bites...he eats mice sometimes but prefers worms.

This is him in comparison to a milk container. He's still so small & cute lol

I'm working on getting photos but some of our animal friends just aren't being cooperative...or are in the mist of eating rats and are not to be disturbed

8 comments posted: Monday, August 10th, 2015

Going big...

Well...what can I say. My WH is crazy and this totally proves it.

Pleased to introduce our new "puppy"...

Oh and WH might be smiling but he said this was extremely painful...185lbs of St. Bernard.

23 comments posted: Saturday, July 11th, 2015

There are two seasons in

Canada...

Winter

And

Construction...

And while I know the construction needs to be done being stuck waiting for 45min with all four kids in the truck was NOT fun.

Today DD and I headed out together. I decided since we had AC in the car we would chance the same route. To my surprise ALL of the work was done. Road nicely paved.

DD says from the back seat "mommy did Lightening McQueen pave this road? It's all new". OMG!!! I replied that No Lightening McQueen didn't pave the road. If he had...it would have been done sooner. DD nods and says " probably".

(This after spending a good five minutes trying to convince our goat Stripes that the car seat Was. Not. For. Him...I needed some laughs).

19 comments posted: Friday, July 10th, 2015

The twins first birthday fun

Here they are just after receiving their cakes.

25 comments posted: Saturday, June 13th, 2015

share your "awkward" moments

I'll begin.

Last night it was hot. WH goes to the bedroom after kids have gone to bed to search for his "skull boxers" and in the process finds a black spaghetti string camasol top for me (we share the same closet). I think oh what the heck I'll just wear that and my black boy shorts while we watch a movie. As I am about to leave the bedroom I grab my PJ pants and WH asks why. I say "because knowing our luck someone will come to the door tonight" (see where this is going...)

Movie starts. WH is rubbing my leg. We talk a a bit. A nice evening. Then it happens. Door bell goes off. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!!!

Both of us jump up, I grab my PJ pants and start putting them on as I run through the kitchen, grabbing my zipper sweater and head to the sunroom door. Of course by this time the visiter is at the sliding doors of the living room banging away. Ugh! (We really need to install a gate to prevent people from getting up that far!).

The guy almost yells at me "are those your cows?". Ummm no I tell him. Turns out one has gotten out of the field and is enjoying the long green grass at the side of the road. I didn't stop to tell WH (who was getting dressed) what happened. Nope I just grabbed my keys, hopped in the truck and proceeded to block said cow from the road. WH came down and shooed the cow back through the gate I opened, he actually touched it...I am so proud of him lmao

All this done with me in my pjs.

While it could be said that I have psychic abilities I tend to lean towards "its just my luck" this would happen while I'm sitting in plain sight in my underwear...

Awkward!!!

9 comments posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015

move over Grumpy Cat...

Here comes Grumpy Bunny

I know I saved a few other "grumpy animal" pics but do ya think I can find them lol the joys if having over 2000 photos on this phone... I shall add more once I find them.

8 comments posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

constipated???

Pretty sure this toilet seat cover would make the majority of people crap their pants

5 comments posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015

here fishy fishy fishy

Never been "normal"... Can't even have a "normal" fish. This is an electric catfish. And yes he packs a punch. So much so that when we got him the guy getting him out of the tank used a glove all the way up to his shoulder and a net large enough for a shark to get him...lol this is the largest one I've seen. 6" at least.

Just thought I'd see if anyone else here is into fishys lol

23 comments posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

goats have grown!!!

Its amazing how quickly these guys have grown. Starting with the brown one that's Spot, then Stripes (white) then Fuzzy. Fuzzy is the pygmy. He was huge with a winter coat. Now he's shed that and wow is he tiny lol.

As you can see their horns have come in. I have to be careful lol. Stripes likes to head butt me. Spot is so tall when he stands up he can almost get over the gate.

7 comments posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

one cup of cuteness

Met a young woman looking to rehome her pet dumbo rats. Got Splinter (an albino),and Kella (black with some white).

A couple days after bringing them home Kella had a litter...

Most are albinos. Two all black. One black with a white tummy and white feet and these five.....blues. Well grey blue.

Aren't they just adorable? (I had the measuring cup full of food for them then took out the five out to determine their sex. All are boys. Wondering if its a genetic thing that ONLY boys turn out this colour).

19 comments posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015

loving the green!!!

I love the green St. Patrick decor! Would only change one thing...the three leaf clover to a four leaf one lol. Need all the luck we can get these days

0 comment posted: Monday, March 16th, 2015

wheres the bacon???

In my sunroom because Monty won't stay out of the fridge!!!

(This is what happens when people know my WH will take in unwanted pets... ).

At least yes litter trained. Told he's crate trained but the only way to get him in it is to bring out his harness...runs for the hills when he sees it. On the other hand he loves his coat.

9 comments posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015

i can't believe i just said...

"Please don't pick your nose with your toes" to DD.

Yep. You read that correctly. My lovely six year old just proved she's very flexible and needs to use a Kleenex!!! Gross.

It also proves that she has really tiny toes when she can fit one up her nose...

Isn't being a parent fun

8 comments posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

hang in there

Note: see....I can post cute pictures too ya know

4 comments posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

ya know what makes me sad...

Is that there will never be a "turkey people" thread full of photos and the sharing stories of gobbling with ones turkey...

Tom is still in the basement. WH thought since the "deck pen" needed his touch... that Tom would yet again be spending the night inside. All was well until we heard a bang...Tom decided that his pen was now his perch...40lb bird can't fly eh WH?!?

For Christmas WH actually bought me a turkey call kit. One wood box and top that you rub that makes turkey sounds, one puck looking thing that you again rub with a stick and a mouth piece (I haven't tried that yet).

So the kids and I spent some time before school "talking" to Tom. I'm not sure what we are talking about but man can he gobble loud! He also coos and clucks softly.

Man I hope he doesn't think I am his mate

5 comments posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Another merry christmas lol

To anyone here to celebrates the orthodox holiday, Merry Christmas

I was able to go out last night and get the last of my gifts...talk about last minute I am soooo bad! I also managed to "put away" the roll of wrapping paper I got just for this...the only stuff I have left that I can find is princess, spiderman and Cars...ugh! Owell...lol

Today while the kids are at school I have some baking to do, wrapping, and packing for our trip to my parents for a huge meal lol. Yay!

And this Christmas we have snow...lits and lots of snow.

7 comments posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

understanding data usage?

Is there a way to understand data usage? On the online cell phone account I can see info on airtime used, texts (sent received numbers) and data usage. Its the data usage that is confusing.

WH plays the game Tribes. Every morning he does whatever he does in the game while we have coffee. I have noticed that early in the morning there's always high data use, maybe 5.56mb or greater. Is that something that would show when an ad pops up in his game? Or is that like looking at a web page?

We aren't using iPhone anymore. On my old iPhone I know I could log into private web viewing that wouldn't show on the log. I don't see that "feature" on this phone. I had full access to WH phone yesterday. His call log is intact, his web history intact and dating back months. Nothing suspicious on the phone at all. Just weird times and amounts of data usage showing on his accoubt. I have started making note of when he has the phone at home and when the data is high to see if I can make sense of it but any insight is greatly appreciated.

17 comments posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

the new years deco is here!!! woohoo

Just refreshed the page to find the happy new years decor up. Its hard to believe another year is coming to an end but here's a toast to a better year for all

9 comments posted: Sunday, December 28th, 2014

priceless Christmas photos

I just had to share. Here is Little M with one of her presents and the look on her face says it all!

"Mom what am I supposed to do with this?"

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30 comments posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

my life.com

Is anyone familiar with this site?

I am getting regular emails stating that my info is "out there" on so many sites and that if I "click here" I can remove said info.

I have never clicked the Link.

When I had DDay I searched for OWs SO and know I must have used that site (I did searches everywhere but don't remember specifically). Now I'm getting emails that he is doing searches on me. Again there's a "view details" link and no haven't touched it.

Is it possible the site is fishing for me to click their links? I strongly doubt ows SO would bother to look me up now.

2 comments posted: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

deleting linkedin account?

I have been all over the site both full and mobile and I can't figure out how to delete the linkedin account. I can see where it allows me to upgrade but nowhere can I find a place that says delete account.

Help?

2 comments posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

they are All girls!!!!!

Dd came home and began making a reindeer hat. I remembered I had bought a set of reindeer hats (each with a name of Santa's reindeer) and I gave them to her. Between making us wear them and wearing them herself she asked what the names were. WH, while wearing "Dancer" said "his name is..." To which I replied...

"No actually they are all girls!"

WH once again says "his" and again I correct him lol

He then says "you will come to my side on this"....

Ummm no! According to the following it turns out that all of Santa's reindeer are girls and that's that!

7 comments posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The christmas spider...thus is actually quite beautiful

I think this is beautiful!

2 comments posted: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

snappy come backs and practical jokes

I lack the ability to have snappy come backs but man do I need some! Have been taking all four kids out Christmas shopping a lot lately (still trying to find a gift for WH). You have no idea how many times I get asked if the babies are twins.....

Really??? After about the tenth time saying yes I really started to wish I had some snappy come back, especially when they say "oh look a girl and boy, Are they Identical?". WH suggested I look at them with a smile and say "no they're triplets" then go into panic mode freaking out about where I left the third one Do you think that would be a bit much?

Now when it comes to practical jokes I am totally on the ball! WH brought home a bag of cat nip in hopes that we could keep our cat from "playing" with the toilet paper.

We also have a chihuahua that is smaller than the cat but insists on humping him non stop. Why the cat tolerates this even a little is beyond me. I thought hmmmm maybe we should cover the dog in catnip and let the cat go to town on him...then it occurred to me. My brothers gf has two cats. She wants slippers for Christmas...why not marinate the slippers in catnip...

Again, to much???

13 comments posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014

snappy come backs and practical jokes

Duplicate post

[This message edited by SI Staff at 9:55 AM, December 15th (Monday)]

0 comment posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014

finally back at it

I wanted to paint a picture of a wolf for my brother for Christmas. I haven't painted in years...it feels good although I am not really satisfied with the finished product I figure he will like it lol

Here's a progression:

Finished pic coming up. Having an issue uploading it edited for spelling

[This message edited by DragnHeart at 12:50 AM, December 14th (Sunday)]

12 comments posted: Sunday, December 14th, 2014

movies you can watch over and over and over

Does anyone have a particular movie they just love so much they can watch it over and over and over without getting bored of it???

I do!

How To Train Your Dragon...

Man I love this movie. Ok ya totally goes with my screen name but more than that the subtle humour is brilliant and the entire scene between Hiccup and Toothless without any dialog is amazing. The best part is that this movie will continue over and over as long as the DVD player is on. No need to start it up again. WH and I watched this nightly for at least a month before putting on another movie.

Hopefully Santa will bring me number two for Christmas lol

59 comments posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

(Who says its hard to catch a turkey??? This one is nice and slow )

3 comments posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014

best birthday ever. amazing cake!!!

Its been a long day but a good day. The getting older part sucks but the cake WH and the kids made me just rocks!!! 4 layer chocolate cake with chocolate jello between the layers and then chocolate icing covered in sprinkles...woohoo. My calerie count for the week has been exhausted with just one piece

8 comments posted: Thursday, November 27th, 2014

now this is a cute picture

Come on. How can anyone not love those faces lol I just want to rub their heads lol

(hopefully this works. Been having issues posting pictures.

I hit preview and it seems to have worked...

12 comments posted: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

theres got to be a better way!!!

11 hours of VAR recordings....not my record though, I think that was 15 hours but OMG my ears hurt!!!

Mostly because I had ear plugs in and there's a background hum that's blaring at times...ugh!

I used to download the file to a computer then view in a player that "showed" the recording. I could pick and chose what to listen to by seeing spikes in the recording indicating something more than just the HUM. I don't have that computer anymore or any to use at the moment so I had to listen to it all...

It was set to voice activation only but that Hum sets it off. Maybe setting it at a lower sensitivity will help.

Has anyone had this problem with vars?

7 comments posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014

weird email activity

Wh and OW2 used one email they created to avoid mei found out, changed password and account has been unused since.

I still keep it active though. Ow tried to contact who there so I keep it to see if she does again.

Anyways, other than the regular outlook emails the account has just receives two emails. They are from a site that sells stuff. One was a welcome email, the second a products on sale email.

The email has subscribed to the site.

My question is: will web sites add random emails to generate business or has someone (either WH or ow) signed up using that email?

Its not a sex or relationship site at all but the store this site is based off is in the same city as ow. It just rubs me the wrong way, ya know?

9 comments posted: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

t/j christmas cards post cards

I'm getting nostalgic - did anyone ever do the postcard chains when they were a kid? I did and literally received hundreds from all over the world. This is even better, because it's a) personal and b) well...sparkly!

I saw this question in the other thread but its locked now so can't respond. I didn't do a post card chain but I did go crazy with pen pals. It started as a school project in our French language class. Write to someone in France. There was a program. You fill out the form and they mail you names and address of kids from around the world. Well I didn't stick to France. I sent out requests for all over! I think I maxed out at 26.

I found that very enjoyable and I always looked forward to the mail I have since lost touch with most or we use internet/email but I would love to go back to snail mail.

2 comments posted: Saturday, November 1st, 2014

koodo mobile users? mms question

I use the self serve app to track usage and pay my bill. I set up WH account so I could pay his bill as well. When I checked today I noticed that his MMS sent/received numbers don't match to mine so.....

1. Are MMS photos sent through texts?

Since he has WAY more sent and received than I do that means he is sending and receiving photos in his text messages? This doesn't sit well with me at all...

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

8 comments posted: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

TV and Movies are bad for your health lol

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9 comments posted: Monday, October 27th, 2014

Easy halloween costume

Hey look!!! Its Cousin IT

No. It's DragnHeart with her hair down lol

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Wow. That second photo looks like its from the back but it isn't. This is the sort of photo of myself I like. Can't see my face

3 comments posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014

the debate is over...

Over or under???

How about remove the paper roll and take from the middle??? Debate over lol

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7 comments posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

3 horrible facts lol

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11 comments posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

can you delete a linkedin account?

I am about to have a nervous breakdown. Wh has a LinkedIn account. Ow viewed it. He might be able to log into the account itself but the email used I have control of. He does not so....ow views and I know about it. Its sent me into horrible bitch mode. I want to tear a strip off this woman...

So is there a way to just delete the damn LinkedIn account? I can't find it and anything to do with editing only shows how to upgrade. I want it gone!

Help!

3 comments posted: Monday, October 20th, 2014

does Facebook show who looked at your profile?

Just wondering if fb has changed so that you can see who is viewing your profile? I know linkedin does.

Thanks :)

21 comments posted: Monday, October 20th, 2014

spider identification chart

For everyone who is afraid of spiders here's a chart so you know what to do for each spider

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5 comments posted: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

you guys are lucky lol

Yep. Lucky that I can't figure out how to post a video of the best prank I have seen. Unsuspecting people open doors or come around the corner to then be chased by, wait.......

A HUGE spider!!!

Its actually a dog in a suit but at first glance all they see is eight huge hairy legs running at them.

One setup had human body parts (fake of course) hanging from webbing. Then the dog spider comes out to chase the guy and his only escape leads him into a mass web.

No worries. I might be ok with real spiders but something like that would have me screaming and proving I can still run like when I was in track and field lol

0 comment posted: Thursday, October 9th, 2014

oh crap busted!

When using a Var, make sure its hidden well...

I had put the var in WH car. I thought I had snugged it nicely under the floor mat but alas it was NOT "under" the mat!!!

Yesterday DD and I had a mommy daughter day. We took the car. Wh was putting her car seat in the back and there, plain as day was the Var. Ugh!

Wh had worked a double shift and I hadn't been able to sneak out to the car yet to retrieve the var.

We exchanged looks but nothing was said. Needless to say I know putting it in the car is now useless. Owell...

At least he didn't think it was a bomb lol

9 comments posted: Monday, October 6th, 2014

whats your ring tone???

One thing I LOVE about my new android phone is the ability to download new ringtones without having to deal with iTunes. So..... Yes I have been having fun listening to different ones. My dads ring tone is the "angry ring". He's been known to not answer his phone until it gets very angry because he finds it so amusing lol

I have a nice selection of rings. Walter from a Jeff Dunham show, excuse me sir, cotton eye Joe and fishing in the dark songs. Muppets (a favourite).

So today upon seeing the fox outside I quickly snapped a few photos, text WH then ran out the other side of the house to bring in our tortoises. In doing this I pocket dialed WH. Yep. His phone went off in the middle of helping a customer. And guess what his ring tone is??? For ME its the phone telling him that its his wife and not to answer lol. Figures!

So what's your ring tone? Do you select different tones for different people or just stick to one?

31 comments posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

warning not for squeemish! you find this and

What do you do?

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15 comments posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Moto g phone tips?

Does anyone else have this phone? I know with iPhone there's spyware and such but is there anything like that for this android phone?

TIA :)

0 comment posted: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

unwelcome visitors lol

I don't have a problem with spiders. I can handle snakes. I welcome wild turkeys. But....I draw the line at cattle! Lol

I went to meet the kids at the bus to find we had two visitors in the driveway.

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These two apparently knocked down part of The fence trying to get to some yummy bushes on our side. Ugh! At least they are friendly. I called the farmer next door and he came. Its amazing how the bulls knew him and followed him to the back gate and into the field.

WH would have been locked in the house. He's terrified of them lol

15 comments posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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