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Synonym
07-24-2010, 06:35 PM
you are a sick woman Milly. ;)

milly
07-24-2010, 06:37 PM
:Shrug:

hey...I do have a life...really

Synonym
07-24-2010, 06:39 PM
um, well...(I was supposed to work today too) :D

Synonym
07-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Don't say you've never been asked, K? I need a volunteer to be Queen or King for next week. Hmmm?

Any takers?

Plz?

milly
07-25-2010, 01:48 AM
sorry Syn...not biting :)

Synonym
07-25-2010, 01:52 AM
yeah, well...I had to try. :D

milly
07-25-2010, 01:55 AM
maybe you can coax the screw up fairy into doing it


:tongue

Synonym
07-25-2010, 01:57 AM
hell, I am the screw-up fairy. LOL Just ask anyone.

milly
07-25-2010, 02:10 AM
*asking anyone*

:)

mario_c
07-25-2010, 06:37 AM
Did you know there are now 666 pages in OP? :eek:
I think the heat is getting to my brain...

milly
07-26-2010, 01:08 AM
how is it possible that I am the first person to post here today?

where is everyone??

:)

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 02:36 AM
We were up 'til 2 this morning, so we started late. Decided to be naughty and drive half an hour for our favorite Indian AYCE buffet and enjoyed that, wandered back and did more RPing. This is a good one. :D

Taking a break for dinner. I'm hoping that we're not going to be at it 'til 2 this morning--I have to go to work tomorrow. But we won't be done. Not by a long run.

I love it when I can throw curve balls into her plans for her character. Bwahahahahaha!

milly
07-26-2010, 06:41 AM
I'm not sure I want to know...

*waits patiently for Del to spill the beans anyway*

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 04:18 PM
OK, so the character my housemate was playing is kinda a high priest to a kick-ass god (which gives him even more excuse to be kick-ass himself). We like to have a romance in our RPs, so I came up with a girl he could absolutely fall in love with--however she's got that particular kind of magic that his god has decreed has to be exterminated because of its tremendous power to unravel the fabric of the world. Needless to say, this wasn't something she'd let him learn about until they were in love.

Thus, here he is, desperately in love with her, and yet he HAS to turn her over because she's got this death-sentence magic.

Heh heh heh

It was great fun.


Happy Monday!

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 05:13 PM
Morning reppers!

My three day weekend kicked my ass. I'm wiped out.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 05:22 PM
So you need a weekend to recover from your weekend?

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 05:30 PM
That about sums it up. Or a 12 hr sleeping binge.

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 05:42 PM
So you had a good weekend, Del?

I did manage to get Kid One quite a few things at JC Penney for cheap on clearance. Woohoo for clearance sales.

I've also reached that point in the pregnancy where anything more than laying on the couch stuffing my face is a lot of work.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 05:48 PM
It was a pretty good weekend. Finally bit the bullet and bought a new mattress, which arrives tomorrow. Was more than I wanted to spend right now, but there's some things that just have to be dealt with.

I'm pretty happy with it, though. There's a local company that actually still makes double-sided mattresses (the kind you can flip and rotate) that comes with a 10 year manufacturer's warranty. I could've gotten something on sale from the furniture stores (I've checked) but most of the brand-names only gives a 3-5 year warranty and they're all one-sided. I figured for the extra 10%, I was getting twice the mattress, so that was well worth it.

It's getting delivered tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to breaking it in.

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 06:00 PM
I spent waaaayyyy too much money this weekend. Going to have to be little tight for the next few weeks. We've got license plates to pay for.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 06:02 PM
Does Indiana have car inspections? That's always the big expense here in PA--cheap to get the license plate, but the car has to pass two different inspections and you can't get a plate until you've got those done. And if it doesn't pass inspection, then the shop has to keep the car until you get the work done.

Fun, eh?

But I will say this--there are FAR fewer dead heaps on the side of the road here, which is good considering the steep hills we've got in the area.

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Nope, no inspections here, but plates aren't all that cheap. Plus, since we have a newer minivan now, that's like half of the bill for a total of four vehicles.

My hubs got the statements and acted surprised about the amount because I had prepaid the 2009 bill when I plated the van for the first time.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 06:15 PM
Yeah, sometimes that can be a shocker.

You ever wonder if there's someone whose job is cooking up really high prices to put on bills, just to see if people will pay 'em?

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 09:43 PM
Apparently I'm weird and no one else wonders about that kind of thing.

*sigh*

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 10:39 PM
I wonder the same thing sometimes.

I'm just not feeling real great today. Not sure what's wrong.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 10:49 PM
Sorry you're not feeling better, TJ. It majorly sucks being advancedly preggers during a hot summer.

I'm getting in my adverb quota, y'see. ;)

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 10:57 PM
Better here than in your writing!

I'll be ok, my stomach is a bit upset and I'm not quite sure why. I've had plenty of water today, though. Thought I could use a bit of rehydration after the weekend's activities.

Where is everyone else today?

milly
07-26-2010, 10:58 PM
hey you two...I'm here

trying to work but unsuccessfully

*sigh*

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 11:03 PM
Actually, I don't have a problem with the well-placed adverb. Anything is too much when over done, no matter how much someone might like it. Except garlic. There's no such thing as too much garlic. ;)

When my stomach's upset like that and water is upsetting it more, I drink milk. I know that's strange, but something about drinking milk makes my tummy all content. I might be weird, but it's a thought--provided you can drink milk, that is.

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Milk would probably help. It coats your stomach.

Except the cafeteria is now closed and I don't have access to any milk.

I think this baby has swallowed up all the space or something. My insides are feeling quite a bit of pressure. I'm not even sure how to describe it. But this baby is bigger than the last two have been, I can tell you that much.

tjwriter
07-26-2010, 11:11 PM
hey you two...I'm here

trying to work but unsuccessfully

*sigh*
I'm pretty unsuccessful today as well.

DeleyanLee
07-26-2010, 11:17 PM
I have zilch to do at work. Seriously. I have one morning report to run, which has to be done in the first 10 minutes of my day, and now I have totally NOTHING to do.

It would be great if I wasn't stuck in the writing.

Though I do feel kinda guilty about NOT doing anything all day--but there's, literally, nothing for me to do. At all. And after 2 weeks of make-work, I really have nothing to do.

While I know the department would be in serious trouble if I got laid off, I spend most of my day really really hoping it happens soon. This is driving me bugshite insane.

Sweetleaf
07-26-2010, 11:27 PM
Del, you are correct. There is NO SUCH THING as too much garlic.:)

You know, I totally forgot that I was going to post the listing for our house here when we finished. Well we finished, and got an offer in a week, but it's not unconditional yet, so they're still marketing the property.

Here it is, if anyone's interested:
http://www.realestate.co.nz/1350062?min_price=300000&max_price=400000&num_bedrooms=3&order_by=1

Hope you guys have a good day! :)

milly
07-26-2010, 11:31 PM
HI Sweetleaf...and...garlic??

I second that, or third that...can't ever have too much :)

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 12:33 AM
Good luck with the sale, Sweet! Hopefully everything will go through just fine for you.

Synonym
07-27-2010, 01:50 AM
I second that, good luck!

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 01:51 AM
I work for a spaz. That is all.


Hope your house goes, sweets.

Synonym
07-27-2010, 02:01 AM
I work for the Post Office...every day, a new rule.

Sweetleaf
07-27-2010, 04:07 AM
How often do you get the 'going postal' jokes? :D

Thanks for the good wishes guys :Hug2:

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 04:09 AM
We all know that Syn's a postal packin' mama. ;)

Synonym
07-27-2010, 05:00 AM
Don't get the postal jokes as often as we used to, which is good. But yeah, the job drives me nuts sometimes. LOL

milly
07-27-2010, 06:14 AM
hell...you think postal jokes are bad

*whispers to Syn*

I'm a lawyer, shhhhh, don't tell anyone

:Ssh:

Synonym
07-27-2010, 06:17 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You win!

milly
07-27-2010, 06:20 AM
are you laughing out LOUD??

sheesh, I told you that in confidence Syn...

:rant:

Synonym
07-27-2010, 06:22 AM
um. I only have the 'neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night' thingie to live up to. Which is hard enough, some days. :D

milly
07-27-2010, 06:23 AM
well, apparently I'm better off at the bottom of the ocean in a bus or...however that joke goes

us sharks are just asking to be slandered I tell ya :)

Synonym
07-27-2010, 06:29 AM
but your profession makes such an easy target. LOL

Well, I wouldn't want to be a BP exec or work on Wall Street right now. Look at the bright side. They're taking the heat for you. :)

milly
07-27-2010, 06:31 AM
true...I'm not complaining...I do get to sit in an air conditioned office all day at my computer :)

it would really suck if I had one of those jobs where I had to walk and get sweaty and worry about dogs attacking me and...oh...wait a minute.....

:)

Synonym
07-27-2010, 06:33 AM
Ha. I drive all day and get hot and sweaty and then the dogs...wait a minute. How long does it take to get a law degree?

rhymegirl
07-27-2010, 06:35 AM
I love your avatar, Syn.

Synonym
07-27-2010, 06:49 AM
Oh, thank you. Lots of people have commented on Hilda. Here's a web site with an explanation and more of her. http://www.toilgirls.com/hilda.html

Love that artist, he really captured great expressions.

milly
07-27-2010, 06:52 AM
Ha. I drive all day and get hot and sweaty and then the dogs...wait a minute. How long does it take to get a law degree?

7 years of college...oh yes...4 undergrad and 3 more for law school

though, I do sue people for letting their dogs attack other people so...if I can ever help a sister out you know where to find me

:)

(I hope you never get bitten though...obviously...yes, a bad attempt at humor there on my part)

Synonym
07-27-2010, 07:30 AM
Hmmm. Three more years. I could do that, but...I'm getting a bit long in the tooth for homework.

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 04:47 PM
I love Syn's new avie too.

My father has prints of that series. They used to be hanging up in his den when I was growing up. Not sure if they are since they moved. I haven't been in his new den.

Dad loves them because Mom looked just like Hilda when they met. (We have pictures to prove it--red hair, chunky and everything.) I grew up thinking they were Hazel pictures--I still default to that 'cause it's Mom's name.

Good memories for me there, Syn. Thanks. I'd forgotten about them.

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 05:41 PM
Morning rep-a-doodlers!

I can haz more sleep nao?

StoryG27
07-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Morning rep-a-doodlers!

I can haz more sleep nao?
You can have all the sleep you want. . .just hurry and finish making that baby. I want pictures.

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Sure, TJ. Just curl up under your desk. I'll cover for you.

milly
07-27-2010, 05:48 PM
good morning everyone...thinking I'd like to curl up under my desk but instead, I'm chasing my two year old....she had to come to work with me...NOT A GOOD IDEA

ugh

Sneaky Devil
07-27-2010, 06:27 PM
*walks in pulling a Red Flyer full of chocolate & liquor*


Just a lil gift for the rep obsessed. :D

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 06:29 PM
You sneaky devil you. How's it going?

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Well, I just realized that my boss thinks I'm a ticking time bomb since I am getting closer to my due date.

I imagine everyone here would freak out if I went into labor at work, lol. I find that funny for some reason.

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 06:32 PM
*Steals all the chocolate.*

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Well, I just realized that my boss thinks I'm a ticking time bomb since I am getting closer to my due date.

I imagine everyone here would freak out if I went into labor at work, lol. I find that funny for some reason.

Almost makes you wish for Braxon-Hicks, don't it? :evil

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 06:40 PM
I've been having those. In fact, I just had one. Despite sitting in a chair, I get them all day at work.

Part of me wishes I could get partial bedrest so that I wouldn't have to come to work and could rest comfortably and appropriately.

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Talk to your doctor. See if that can be done. I've heard of doctors doing stranger things before.

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Oh yeah, they do some strange things. I see my doc tomorrow, so we'll see what she has to say. I'm having quite a few contractions, though they are erratic.

Sneaky Devil
07-27-2010, 06:49 PM
You sneaky devil you. How's it going?
Not too shabby actually. That evil place that keeps my paycheck isn't too horrible most days so not a whole lot to complain about...other than my very limited time for fun. Started my new shift last week though so now I don't have to go in until 1 in the afternoon AND I get Fridays off so that's a HUGE bonus for me. How's things with you? Oh and btw, lovin the avi!


*runs off for another Red Flyer*

I knew the chocolate would go fast around here so I brought lots. :D

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 06:55 PM
Not too shabby actually. That evil place that keeps my paycheck isn't too horrible most days so not a whole lot to complain about...other than my very limited time for fun. Started my new shift last week though so now I don't have to go in until 1 in the afternoon AND I get Fridays off so that's a HUGE bonus for me. How's things with you? Oh and btw, lovin the avi!

Thanks! And it sounds good.

I'm having major work problems--namely it's all make-work and driving me NUTS. If nothing else gets me back into writing, this might be it. Finally. Will have to see.



*runs off for another Red Flyer*

I knew the chocolate would go fast around here so I brought lots. :D

Especially with a pregnant lady around. ;)

Got anything for the weirdo who doesn't like chocolate?

Sneaky Devil
07-27-2010, 07:06 PM
:Jaw: Who doesn't like chocolate??


I'm sure I can come up with something they like...

*rummages through big red bag*

Let's see...I have cakes and Girl Scout cookies and sour candy :D

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 07:14 PM
What are you saying about pregnant ladies?

I can't help how much I love chocolate right now.

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 07:20 PM
:Jaw: Who doesn't like chocolate??

Actually, I don't. I eat about 3 candy bars a year and am quite satisfied for my rare chocolate cravings. Actually, I've had a candy bar sitting in the fridge at home for about 17 months now. I should probably throw it out. Heh.



What are you saying about pregnant ladies?

I can't help how much I love chocolate right now.

Not saying anything except you've got an excuse for wanting more than normal. :D

slcboston
07-27-2010, 07:30 PM
morning reppers

just popping in to say I'm not dead yet.

In case anyone was wondering

:D

*looks around*

*blinks in astonishment*

speaking of not being dead yet...

:hi: sneaks

:D

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 07:36 PM
Hey Bos! Busy?

slcboston
07-27-2010, 07:42 PM
been a busy several days, yes. weather broke finally so I caught up on some much negelected yard work, plus there was a parade this weekend (where my little one and I got soaked when it rained) and some other miscellany.

Plus, you know, the job... while I still have it for the next two weeks.

:D

I miss anything exciting around here?

milly
07-27-2010, 07:45 PM
exciting?? we did discuss Syn's new avvie and TJ's three day weekend and Del's roleplaying...and...ummm...yep...unless I missed something else...oh yeah, Sneaky Devil popped in too

:)

slcboston
07-27-2010, 07:56 PM
no, no, I remember the role-playing....

:D

Sneaky Devil
07-27-2010, 08:03 PM
*looks around*

*blinks in astonishment*

speaking of not being dead yet...

:hi: sneaks

:DHola Boston :D Nope, not dead, just working a lot is all.


Actually, I don't. I eat about 3 candy bars a year and am quite satisfied for my rare chocolate cravings. Actually, I've had a candy bar sitting in the fridge at home for about 17 months now. I should probably throw it out. Heh.

I can't even keep em in my fridge for more than an hour so I have no clue how you manage 17 months :D

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 08:08 PM
Hey, my not liking chocolate works well. My life is filled with chocoholics who get my share. ;)

milly
07-27-2010, 08:08 PM
no, no, I remember the role-playing....

:D


NOT EVEN GOING THERE...

:)

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 08:09 PM
You make it sound dirty, Milly. Really.

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 08:12 PM
Some of it is dirty. Really.

And some not.

But if we had to choose where Bos was headed with that statement...

slcboston
07-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Some of it is dirty. Really.

And some not.

But if we had to choose where Bos was headed with that statement...

:Wha:

slanderous, i tell you, simply slanderous


I wasn't headed anywhere with it, I was merely saying that I remembered Del saying that's what she was doing. So, unless Del went somewhere with it, I certainly didn't.


this time, at least

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Look! He's pulling the wide-eyed and innocent trick!

:D

(Someone has to pick on ya, you know.)

milly
07-27-2010, 08:19 PM
:sarcasm

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Look! He's pulling the wide-eyed and innocent trick!

Nah. He forgot the :2angel:

You can't even TRY the innocent trick without the :2angel:

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 08:22 PM
I like how he's getting picked on in multiple threads.

Brilliant, I say, just brilliant.

slcboston
07-27-2010, 08:24 PM
I don't even bother with the wings and halo... it's not worth the wasted effort.

Besides, white is very much *not* my color.... at all. No, not going to do it.

:D

Sneaky Devil
07-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Innocent and Boston are two words that can not be used in the same sentence together...just sayin :D


It was nice stoppin in for a bit but it's off to work for me. Hope everyone's day is good and try not to cause too much trouble...unless I get to hear about it later. :D

slcboston
07-27-2010, 08:37 PM
Innocent and Boston are two words that can not be used in the same sentence together...just sayin :D

*waits patiently for Sneaks to put her black pot AV back up*

:wag:

and sure they can. You just need to employ the right modifiers and/or verbs, and those two terms go perfectly well together in a sentence.

:D

LaurieD
07-27-2010, 08:48 PM
:hi:

tjwriter
07-27-2010, 09:12 PM
It's a skwirrel!

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 09:42 PM
All kinds of odd people are wandering in here today.

It must be the overload of chocolate. Surprised Susie hasn't stopped by yet.

Gabriele Campbell
07-27-2010, 09:50 PM
Did anyone say chocolate?

:D

SWickham
07-27-2010, 09:53 PM
Hey Reppers!!!!!!!!!!

Long time no rep beg.... ;)

Hope all is well. :)

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 10:07 PM
Now do you really have to beg for reppies?

I mean, like the rest of us. ;)

SWickham
07-27-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes! Begging works on occasion..bribes also work well. :)

SWickham
07-27-2010, 10:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfyFI-4ZsaE

DeleyanLee
07-27-2010, 10:50 PM
Finally, a bribe that's not chocolate--and I can't access it from work.

Totally not fair.

slcboston
07-28-2010, 12:06 AM
wow, it's like old home week around here, isn't it?

:D

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 12:09 AM
That's kinda what I was thinking, Bos.

If the hippo-ninja shows up, I know there's a rip in the space/time continuum.

slcboston
07-28-2010, 12:21 AM
:ROFL:

I think that might be pushing the cosmos just a bit

:D

rhymegirl
07-28-2010, 12:22 AM
wow, it's like old home week around here, isn't it?

:D

Who's in an old folks home?

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 12:26 AM
Anyone who doesn't show up in this thread today. ;)

Neurotic
07-28-2010, 02:13 AM
I don't wanna be in an old folks home. :cry:

Synonym
07-28-2010, 03:37 AM
Innocent and Boston are two words that can not be used in the same sentence together...just sayin :D




and sure they can. You just need to employ the right modifiers and/or verbs, and those two terms go perfectly well together in a sentence.
:D

*cracks knuckles and sits with fingers poised over the keyboard*

Well, okay then. I think I'll take a stab at this little challenge.

1. "Innocent," incredulous, I repeated Boston's claim and tried not to laugh out loud.

2. Boston's defense lawyer loudly cried "innocent" at every charge, but the jury didn't buy it.

3. After practicing his best, innocent puppy-dog-eyes look in the mirror for fifteen minutes, Boston psyched himself for the trip to the Principal's office.

Piece of cake. LOL

Synonym
07-28-2010, 03:38 AM
Yay! Rhymegirl found Hilda too. She's just too funny. Love that attitude. :D

rhymegirl
07-28-2010, 03:41 AM
Yay! Rhymegirl found Hilda too. She's just too funny. Love that attitude. :D

I like Hilda a lot. She could teach those bony models a thing or two.

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 03:28 PM
HAPPY CAMEL DAY!!!

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 03:30 PM
And wish me luck, guys.

As I was leaving work last night, I got called for an interview for a job 8 miles from my house (opposed to the 34 miles I travel now), but it's directly on the bus route, so I can still take my time getting a car. :D

This is only the second interview I've gotten in over a year of looking, so I can't help but be hopeful.

My housemate even let me drive her car to work today so I could get there in a timely fashion and not have to walk all over the place. :D

Synonym
07-28-2010, 03:42 PM
Good luck Dele. I know you're going bonkers in the present job, hope it works out for you. :)

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Yeah, it was a job I found on Craigslist--one of the few that said "fax resume".

This would be good--I've done this kind of work before (one-woman office/dispatch/scheduling) though not for this industry. And the biggest bennie for me is that it's a jeans environment. I won't have to be spending a large chunk of my paycheck to keep up the good clothes wardrobe.

I love jeans jobs.

Synonym
07-28-2010, 03:53 PM
Oh yeah. Much easier on the clothing budget. I hope it turns out well. ;)

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Will let everyone know.

But this also gives me something to do with my work day--write up all the processes and procedures for THIS job. I'm the only one who does most of what I do, after all.

At least I can put my work time to good use, y'know?

milly
07-28-2010, 04:49 PM
2. Boston's defense lawyer loudly cried "innocent" at every charge, but the jury didn't buy it.




as his lawyer in said scenario, I can vouch for Syn's characterization here...there were actually two female jurors on the top row who snickered at each other like they knew something the other jurors didn't and there was one petite blond on the bottom row who laughed so hard that she had to be excused after wetting herself

I'd never seen anything like it...

:D

milly
07-28-2010, 04:49 PM
Will let everyone know.

But this also gives me something to do with my work day--write up all the processes and procedures for THIS job. I'm the only one who does most of what I do, after all.

At least I can put my work time to good use, y'know?


Good luck Del...

tjwriter
07-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Will let everyone know.

But this also gives me something to do with my work day--write up all the processes and procedures for THIS job. I'm the only one who does most of what I do, after all.

At least I can put my work time to good use, y'know?
Good luck. Sounds like something I would enjoy as well, so I can relate. I hope you get the job.

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 05:41 PM
It must be my week--another job (closer to home even!) has reposted today after closing last month. :D

Depending on how things go today, whether I'll apply for that one or not.

milly
07-28-2010, 07:06 PM
wow...this IS your week...stars aligning and all :)

can you send some of that luck my way??

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 07:08 PM
Are you saying you want to rub my belly? :Wha:

milly
07-28-2010, 07:09 PM
as long as you're not pregnant...I'm scared it might rub off on me...and, no offense TJ...but two is enough for me

YIKES

my feet are pure swelling right now when I think about TJ's next few weeks through the heat...seems I should be wishing everyone in this thread good luck!!

:)

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 07:11 PM
If I'm preggers, then I'm pretty sure the Catholic Church will be knocking at my door because of the divine conception. LOL! Or the scientists will be investigating the longest-living sperm in history (more than 20 years). ;)

milly
07-28-2010, 07:16 PM
*rubs Del's belly*

great...now, I'll sit back and wait for something to rock my world today...or...this week

:)

(btw, if you turn up pregnant please let me know ASAP)

hehe

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 07:24 PM
There's a very important element missing from my life for that to happen, m'dear. No worries.

tjwriter
07-28-2010, 07:53 PM
as long as you're not pregnant...I'm scared it might rub off on me...and, no offense TJ...but two is enough for me

YIKES

my feet are pure swelling right now when I think about TJ's next few weeks through the heat...seems I should be wishing everyone in this thread good luck!!

:)
Yeah, I am having some awesome swelling going on that I never experienced with my other two pregnancies. A combination of sitting on my butt all day mixed with obscene heat and humidity. I had swelling into my calves yesterday.

And my one leg has started hurting from the hip to the ankle today. Hip pain sucks. I'm like a 5-ish on the pain scale, though this music meditation I have been working for my labor does really help with the pain. Thank goodness. I don't like taking the pain med. It makes the baby less active.

milly
07-28-2010, 08:07 PM
music meditation??

is that supposed to help you prepare for a NATURAL labor?

yikes

SWickham
07-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Babies? Babies and pregnancy? We're talking about babies and pregnancy?? (shhh...if my husband finds me he'll take away my computer....)

Yeah Babies!! ;)

tjwriter
07-28-2010, 08:25 PM
music meditation??

is that supposed to help you prepare for a NATURAL labor?

yikes
Yep. It's my own cheap version of the hypnosis type programs, but it really does work. I have success with managing the hip pain, which may actually be worse than labor pain.

I was less than impressed with my last epidural when I really needed to push my daughter out and couldn't feel what the hell I was doing pushing-wise.

SWickham
07-28-2010, 08:28 PM
Interesting! How painful is getting the epidural in the first place? I'm really clueless...but planning ahead...LOL. And there's risks with it, correct??

milly
07-28-2010, 08:31 PM
the epidural, when you get it anyway in the throws of labor pain, is really painless, at least IMO...mostly because it's masked by the labor pain...but, yeah, there are risks...I mean, it is a needle being stuck into the epidural space in your spine...

I had two completely different experiences with it...the first epidural was awful, couldn't feel to push etc, like TJ said...the second time, I got it after doing on pain meds...demerol, for two hours...that time, the second time, it was fantastic...numbed me from navel to mid thigh and that was it...I was up and taking a shower after delivery number two within thirty mintues of the birth

so...sort of depends I guess...my best answer about whether you want it or not is...you will know when you get there...in the moment

:)

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 08:35 PM
I did both completely natural, but my contractions didn't hurt worse than my worst painful cramps, honestly. I had back labor with both kids--took a LONG time, but wasn't that horrible. But I do have a relatively high pain tolerance.

I agree with my grandmother: having a baby feels like shitting a watermelon. All the same muscles are involved, pretty much.

SWickham
07-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Wow! I mean, wow on all accounts. I just can't imagine...I guess once (and if) I get pregnant I'll research the options..but wow. And OUCH. Just have to convince hubby that we're sorta running outta time and have to get on this baby making thing!

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Well, MAKING the baby can be rather fun. ;)

SWickham
07-28-2010, 09:06 PM
Ha ha! Yes, that part wouldn't take the convincing..it's the having an actual mini me or mini him running around. I keep tellin' him THE CLOCK'S TICKING DOWN, DUDE!! ;)

tjwriter
07-28-2010, 09:11 PM
There are some after effects to the epidural as well. I have a couple of scar places in my back that hurt if I bend from where the needles were inserted. If the epidural is placed too high, it can impact breathing. If it is inserted badly, it can cause a rather nasty headache.

There are stories out there of other, worse effects as well.

From what I can tell, I would recommend the Hypnobabies method, which uses hypnosis as pain relief. It's used in other areas such as dentristy. I just didn't want to pay for the at home training course and I know music has a pretty awesome effect on me, so I sort of developed my own method.

DeleyanLee
07-28-2010, 09:35 PM
And I'm off for my interview! I'll see peoples tomorrow! :D

tjwriter
07-28-2010, 09:49 PM
Good luck!

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 03:07 AM
It went fairly well, I think. It's a small, family-owned business and I seemed to hit it off well with the owner's wife. I think I'd fit well in there--and it only took me 20 minutes to get home during rush hour.

Yeah, I could get really used to that.

And the job sounded like fun to boot.

She's doing call-backs by the middle of next week and said she'll let the five of us know what's what, either way.

*crossing fingers

Synonym
07-29-2010, 04:15 AM
I used Lamaze with all three of my kids. Pant, pant, blow...curse and repeat. Once you're seriously into labor, all you want to do is get it over with anyway. LOL

High tolerance for pain too, so take this with a grain of salt.

Dang Dele, you are ON right now. :D

milly
07-29-2010, 06:52 AM
lamaze...pfft...I tried to be brave...I did...but with my first delivery, at hour 26 I said...BRING ON THE F**KING DRUGS!!

(in so many words)

hehe

and yeah...wow Del...I think me rubbing your belly may have helped you instead of me :)

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 04:07 PM
LOL!

Thanks, guys.

I tried LaMaze, but couldn't remember any of it when it came to the actual delivery. But, then, I didn't think it was all that painful, so I never worried about it the second time. Even refused the saline drip the second time around--that was the most annoying thing about the first time was trying to sleep with the blasted IV in my hand.

But, then, I know I'm weird.

milly
07-29-2010, 05:09 PM
I had the saline drip, the petocin(sp?) the catheter, the oxygen mask...you name it....I was stuck with it during my first delivery...it was AWFUL...no wonder I was so glad to have that scary needle stabbed into my back

and then...OMG, I had to have a baby...it was just....

*shudders at the thought*

and to think I did it again...sheesh

:)

and oh...yes, you're weird Del...hehe

*I* am the normal one here...at least while Bos is AWOL

:)

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 05:13 PM
One of the wonders of Nature is that 10 minutes after the baby's delivered, the body just doesn't remember all the agony of the previous *mumbly-mumble* hours of labor and delivery and lets you concentrate on the wonders of the new baby. It's Nature's way of tricking us into doing it more than once.

At least, that's why my grandmother always said.

I still prefer it naturally to what my mother went through when the four of us were born: knocked completely out and didn't wake up until the baby was nearly four hours old and secluded away in the nursery. My dad got to see us before she did. Seriously not cool in my book.

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 05:16 PM
After my dr. appt yesterday, I'm wondering if I'm going to get pressure for an induction. She seems really concerned with his size. Not that big babies don't run in my family or anything. My brother was 10lb 2oz and my mom did that without any drugs. I'm not all that concerned. He feels really long, but not all that 'fat', so hopefully I can go into labor on my own before the pressure starts.

There's some research out there that indicates pitocin (artificial oxytocin) interferes with maternal oxytocin production and bonding between mother and child. It sort of fits with my birth experiences, so I'd like to avoid it if I can.

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 05:22 PM
Good luck with the job, Del!


****

And yeah, with 30 minutes of delivering both kids, my adrenaline was spiked and I was running full blast. My husband had to put the brakes on me to keep me from overdoing it. I just couldn't help it. I have felt great after both deliveries. Luckily, he knows me, so I listened.

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Where can I go to get my sinuses extracted? I'm really sick of them hurting yet again. Happens too often this year.

And, yes, I've taken sinuse meds. They lasted almost 2 hours. Sucks totally.

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 06:41 PM
My sinuses only actually hurt when a low pressure front moves in. The single extra strength tylenol I'm allowed doesn't help and allergy meds do nothing for this type of issue, so I'm stuck with it.

Yes, it has happened a lot this year. I hope you feel better.

milly
07-29-2010, 06:49 PM
Del...have you tried a shot of whiskey with a dollup of honey in it?

that always helps me...even when I'm not sinusy ;)

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 06:54 PM
I could once I get home, but not at work. I have some good Irish whiskey at home. :D

milly
07-29-2010, 07:36 PM
mmm....I'd kill for some Jameson right now....yummm

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Tully over here. Jameson's only for when I'm drinking out.

slcboston
07-29-2010, 08:01 PM
I have none of the above...


but wish I did.

afternoon reppers

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 08:05 PM
Only 11:00 here, but good day to you, Bos.

I can't have any of the above, so I'm just SOL.

slcboston
07-29-2010, 08:10 PM
well, it was just barely afternoon here, too, but I figured it was close enough.

Once they stop serving mcmuffins I figure it's close enough to afternoon.

:D

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 08:11 PM
Well, you COULD--it would just be a bad idea. ;)

Almost lunchtime, but I've already eaten my PB&J. I think I might go over to CVS and see if they've got something stronger for sinuses than what I do.

slcboston
07-29-2010, 08:15 PM
CVS has whiskey where you are??

no, wait... can't be, you're in the same state I am.

Also that would just be far too unfair.

:D

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 08:18 PM
It would be unfair, you're right.

Being unfair is the half-step down from being absolute truth, after all. ;)

Though the CVS chain in Michigan DOES have whiskey--and some of the best prices in the state, last I was there. You can also buy beer & wine at the supermarket without going to a separate checkout and getting stared at by the grannies walking by.

There's some things I seriously miss about Michigan.

milly
07-29-2010, 08:22 PM
a CVS with whiskey in Michigan??

another reason why living in rural north Florida sucks...ugh

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 08:25 PM
Party stores in MI carry munchies, beer, wine and booze, along with basic grocery needs (milk, bread, eggs, soda, etc). I was very stunned to move to PA and discover that the party stores here are filled with paper table clothes, plates, balloons and such stuff. That's what the Hallmark stores are for back in my native state.

Serious culture shock, lemme tell you.

milly
07-29-2010, 08:28 PM
wait....you have "party stores"??

we have Piggly Wiggly...and Dollar General...and...a TJ Maxx and home improvement stores..and yes, a Walmart..but party stores??

sooo jealous...and I like paper goods :)

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 08:38 PM
You should seriously move north then, m'dear. Being so deprived has left you a little depraved--or is that the other way 'round?

LaurieD
07-29-2010, 08:38 PM
When I lived in Florida many several years ago, some Walgreens's doubled as a liquor store.

Here in Hell, one must buy all of one's alcoholic beverages (anything with a proof higher than 3.2%) at the liquor store and those are closed on Sundays.

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 08:56 PM
Some state stores are closed on Sundays, some aren't. The whole concept of state stores is annoying, especially the "you must buy an entire case" mentality.

Though you can now buy 40 ouncers and 6 packs at the regional grocery chain, which is nice. Tons of state stores were up in arms, but they discovered that they're now selling MORE than before, because people can buy smaller amounts to discover what they like before investing in a case.

I still miss being able to walk in to everywhere but a gas station and pretty much buy what I want, regardless of the day.

milly
07-29-2010, 08:58 PM
When I lived in Florida many several years ago, some Walgreens's doubled as a liquor store.



ummm....I said rural north Florida...trust me...big difference...not good different either :)

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 09:03 PM
And I've returned from CVS to discover what I'm taking is the strongest stuff they've got.

Go me.

Hopefully, this won't turn into a doctor visit.

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Mmmmm. Brownie sundae. Yum!

tjwriter
07-29-2010, 09:06 PM
Also, our CVS stocks wine, beer and hard liquor. Though there are no alcohol sales on Sunday.

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 10:50 PM
* ties a rocket pack to her workday so it'll speed up

* flips the switch and prays

slcboston
07-29-2010, 10:52 PM
did it work?

:D

slcboston
07-29-2010, 10:53 PM
I don't miss the wine in the CVS so much as in the grocery store, which was more New Haven than Boston. (Mass has some very odd rules.) I *do* miss the specialty wine/beer/cheese shop that was a block from my old apartment though...

DeleyanLee
07-29-2010, 10:56 PM
did it work?

:D

*sigh*

No

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 01:38 AM
Not much longer. Not much longer. Not much longer.

Too bad it's not Friday.

LaurieD
07-30-2010, 01:47 AM
My work day length is productivity based.

Doing some mental gymnastics, factoring in all the puny reports I've gotten today and the various interruptions, my work day will end somewhere around midnight.

Oh well. I'd be up that late anyway.

Though I can think of other things at rather be doing late at night besides clicking out other people's words.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 02:00 AM
OMG, I just realized that my legs look like elephant legs they are so swollen today. It's ugly.

Synonym
07-30-2010, 02:10 AM
Wow TJ. Did the doc lecture you about salt intake the other day or do you usually swell this much when preggers?

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 04:29 AM
I think it's a combination of the heat and sitting all day, personally.

I'm having the same challenges and I'm not preggers.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Wow TJ. Did the doc lecture you about salt intake the other day or do you usually swell this much when preggers?

I didn't swell at all with my first, but it was fall and winter when I was big and I waited tables, so I was up and moving most of the day. With the second, I worked this same job and had some swelling, but not this much.

Doc only mentioned trying to keep my salt intake low to reduce the swelling. I've also been trying to drink more water this week to keep my body flushed out.


I think it's a combination of the heat and sitting all day, personally.

I'm having the same challenges and I'm not preggers.

This I think is the biggest thing. It's been so hot and humid this summer, plus I sit a desk all day, and it's not really possible for me to prop my legs up. The hubs has been kind of helpful this week after the dr. visit, giving me a chance to put my feet up more in the evenings, so that's been nice.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Oh, and


HAPPY FRIDAY, REPPERS!

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Totally!

I got hit with a stabbing migraine that put me to bed about an hour after I got home last night. Still barely functional this morning, but I'll make it through. Wish I knew what caused it though. I normally only get migraines from being out without my sunglasses in the bright light, but I had my sunglasses all day and this was after the sun went down.

Tre weird.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 05:29 PM
I wonder if it was brought on by yesterday's sinus crap? My head still hurts from that.

The doctor's have never been able to figure out why I have near daily headaches anyway.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 05:32 PM
Don't know, but this was a spike of pain that went in just over my right eyebrow and pierced back to the spinal column. Can't say I remember having a pain like that ever. And all I'd done was get up from my seat, walk into the kitchen and pick up the cat food bag to put it away. Spike--pain--dizzy--lean against the cupboard for several minutes to be certain I wasn't going to fall down. Pain went down so I wasn't afraid to move, and I went to bed.

Housemate checked on me about midnight, before she went to bed, and I roused enough so she wasn't afraid to let me sleep the night, but my head's still throbbing along the spike-line.

Really weird. I made sure to bring lunch today, so I have zero reason to go out in the midday sun. Playing it safe.

milly
07-30-2010, 06:50 PM
hope you are doing better Del...be careful today

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks.

No other way to do it. Seriously.

milly
07-30-2010, 07:12 PM
*hugs*

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 07:42 PM
That does suck!

Feel better soon!!

slcboston
07-30-2010, 07:49 PM
Ooh, that sounds... bad, del. (Understatement, much?) Keep an eye on it, and hey, at least you work with doctors, right? So if something happens at work you are, in theory, surrounded by people who know what they are doing.

:D


... oh, and I've been told I have nice legs. Just thought I'd share since we were discussing legs. :D

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 07:50 PM
You do have nice legs, Bos. I like the way they reach from your hips to the floor. Very cool.

StoryG27
07-30-2010, 07:52 PM
Del, that is a bit scary. Hope everything is okay.

TJ, you're almost there! I had both mine in the winter, so fortunately swelling wasn't a problem, though I did get ginormous.

Boston, I'm sure your legs are purdy.

milly
07-30-2010, 07:57 PM
... oh, and I've been told I have nice legs. Just thought I'd share since we were discussing legs. :D

my legs are tan...just sayin...oh wait...were we discussing boston's legs?

I just like to turn the conversation back to me...carry on...

:)

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:10 PM
Boston, I'm sure your legs are purdy.

admittedly, they probably wouldn't look as nice in heels and polka dots, like your av there.... but that's not the kind of thing I know for sure.

Not ever having done that, mind you. No, not at all. Or anything close to that. Definitely not.

:D

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 08:11 PM
At least you don't have elephant legs. They looked awful last night when I got home and changed clothes.

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:11 PM
my legs are tan...just sayin...oh wait...were we discussing boston's legs?

well, admittedly I'd rather discuss a nice set of legs on a woman than on me... or any other guy... so I suppose that works.

:D


(I don't tan, I just burn, so there's probably no comparison) :roll:

milly
07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
well, admittedly I'd rather discuss a nice set of legs on a woman than on me... or any other guy... so I suppose that works.

:D


(I don't tan, I just burn, so there's probably no comparison) :roll:


and I don't have hooves...don't sheep have hooves?

hehe

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
At least you don't have elephant legs. They looked awful last night when I got home and changed clothes.

trying to remember the joke about why the elephant painted it's toenails....


oh, wait, that's it.



Q: Why did the elephant paint it's toenails?


A: So it could hide in the cherry tree. :D

I never claimed it was a good joke

milly
07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
At least you don't have elephant legs. They looked awful last night when I got home and changed clothes.

*hugs*

sorry TJ...just a little bit longer...hang in there

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 08:16 PM
:snoopy: I just got called for a second interview!!!! :snoopy:


They said they weren't going to call until next week. This has to be a good sign--right?

milly
07-30-2010, 08:18 PM
wooooohooooo

I say yes Del...good luck!!!

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 08:22 PM
:snoopy: I just got called for a second interview!!!! :snoopy:


They said they weren't going to call until next week. This has to be a good sign--right?
Yes! The most successful interviews I've ever had, they either selected me on the spot or much earlier than when they said they would be getting back with me.

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:22 PM
:snoopy:

yeah, I'd say that's a good sign, Del

:D

StoryG27
07-30-2010, 08:22 PM
Del, yeah, congrats and good luck!


Boston, I usually don't tan either, but right now I am. We've been out on the boat so much that I am actually quite golden. However, once Hubby deploys and I stop going out on the boat I'll lose my tan within a week and go back to being white and pasty. :(

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:24 PM
and I don't have hooves...don't sheep have hooves?

hehe

I... hmm... I think so.

*ponders farm animals*

yeah, they do.

:D

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 08:24 PM
I am having a ginormous craving for seafood all of a sudden. What does it mean when a pregnant lady craves seafood?

StoryG27
07-30-2010, 08:25 PM
I am having a ginormous craving for seafood all of a sudden. What does it mean when a pregnant lady craves seafood?
It means that someone should bring her seafood, ASAP.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 08:27 PM
I am having a ginormous craving for seafood all of a sudden. What does it mean when a pregnant lady craves seafood?

Salt and/or omega 3's is my experience, FWIW.


If I didn't still have the headache, I'd take myself out for lunch--I'm so geeked. :D

Guess I'd best get busy and get this "how to do my job" manual finished, eh?

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:29 PM
... only if you expect someone to actually read the manual.

:D

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:30 PM
We've been out on the boat so much that I am actually quite golden.

a boat? in Tennessee? I have trouble equating boating with that state. There a local lake or river or something?

StoryG27
07-30-2010, 08:32 PM
a boat? in Tennessee? I have trouble equating boating with that state. There a local lake or river or something?
Rivers and lakes are everywhere out here.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 08:35 PM
... only if you expect someone to actually read the manual.

:D

I walked into this job after it had been empy for three months and no one had a flying clue what I was supposed to do, how I was supposed to accomplish it and exactly how many hats I was expected to wear.

Besides, it fills my day with work-related stuff and makes my supervisor much happier about my interviewing, since I did most of HER training.

Whether or not they read it, I don't care. I write it, they won't call me for 3 months after someone hires in like they did when >I< hired in.

So not going to happen, lemme tell you.

slcboston
07-30-2010, 08:38 PM
new job, new phone number then?

:D

and yeah, I can see where that would be a good idea. there have been jobs where I wish someone had given me a manual. Or, rather, a helpful manual instead of the ones I was given.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Well, this is me and my writing we're talking about here.

Wait--that's not much comfort, is it? ;)

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 09:11 PM
I came into my current job being told there was loads of documentation and plenty of materials to education me on my position.

There wasn't crap and my boss had no clue. She honestly thought my position had been well documented.

I have so much documentation to write down. I could spend a month doing nothing but updating and creating documentation for this position.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 09:12 PM
It means that someone should bring her seafood, ASAP.
Then, while I was downstairs in the cafeteria, there was a commerical for Red Lobster's CrabFest. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Crab Legs. Crab stuffed shrimp.

I could so go for that right now.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 09:15 PM
I've stopped going to the Red Lobster by us. Everything is so DRY, even when it's sitting in a tub of butter. Especially when it's that new "wood-grilled" stuff. Just horrible. I can get better fish from MickeyD's.

Better yet, get it from the market and grill it myself. >I< know how to grill fish.

Though I would miss those little cheese biscuits. Those are very yummy.

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 09:16 PM
I usually just get crab legs. It's pretty messy to do at home and I don't have to clean up the mess afterward at the restaurant. They do have good mashed potatoes and biscuits.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 09:27 PM
I don't see the appeal of crab legs. Anything I have to fight with to eat just isn't worth the effort to me. ;)

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 09:55 PM
I only get them a couple of times a year, so I just take my time and enjoy the buttery goodness! Plus, I've mastered the art of deshelling them, so it's not so bad.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 10:30 PM
Headache is finally lifting. I can THINK again!

Makes me scared to look back on all the how-to's I wrote today, y'know?

tjwriter
07-30-2010, 10:42 PM
That's good!

My irritation factor just went up by 100. I get to have it out with my phone company for overcharging me for services.

DeleyanLee
07-30-2010, 11:24 PM
My housemate's having that same battle with Comcast--which is the house phone company (as well as cable & internet).

She wants to go with Verizon for everything, but they haven't moved into our county yet, so she's very irked.

She's not nice when she's irked.

tjwriter
07-31-2010, 01:24 AM
I'm just a grumpy pregnant woman trying to save a few dollars a month.

Neurotic
07-31-2010, 02:55 AM
I've never been pregnant, but I've got 4 sisters and 3 sisters-in-law, and most of them have. And as near as I can tell, there's no such thing as just a grumpy pregnant woman. ;)

DeleyanLee
07-31-2010, 04:34 AM
Gumpy pregnant woman = force of nature = don't piss off

It's an equation that smart people learn quickly. ;)

tjwriter
07-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Ha! Ha!

I'm trying to stay in my calm place most of the time. It's just better that way.

DeleyanLee
07-31-2010, 06:44 PM
OMG--I just found out I'm going to be a GRANDMA!

My son called last night and told me that his girlfriend is a month pregnant, due the end of March.

I'm still reeling just a big, but I was laughing most of the time. After all, I just told them since they were small that if they made me a grandmother before I was 50, I'd do horrible things to them. Well, I turn 50 this fall, so I can be giddy and happy for them.

They're being responsible and reasonable, so I'm happy on a maternal level too. 'Tis very exciting and weird--and I think very cool. My grandmother will likely still be alive to see another great-great-grandchild. :D

Wow. How life shifts so unexpectedly, y'know?

tjwriter
07-31-2010, 06:49 PM
Congrats!

That's just exciting!

LaurieD
07-31-2010, 07:09 PM
Congrats Del!

milly
07-31-2010, 07:15 PM
That is great Del. How exciting :)

lute
07-31-2010, 07:30 PM
Congratulations, Del! What exciting news <3

Speaking of birth (sort of), today is my twenty-first birthday!

milly
07-31-2010, 07:32 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUTE!!!

WOOHOOOOOO

Synonym
07-31-2010, 09:50 PM
Congratulations all around. :D

I remember when I found out I would be a grandmother. Very cool and also a little sobering...as you move up the ladder of life, eventually you run out of rungs. LOL

DeleyanLee
07-31-2010, 11:34 PM
Congratulations, Del! What exciting news <3

Speaking of birth (sort of), today is my twenty-first birthday!

Congrats! What are you doing to celebrate?


Congratulations all around. :D

I remember when I found out I would be a grandmother. Very cool and also a little sobering...as you move up the ladder of life, eventually you run out of rungs. LOL

Hmmm, I don't know about that. See, my grandmother is still alive. As far as I can see, there's plenty of rungs left on the letter. ;)

milly
07-31-2010, 11:55 PM
speaking of grandmas and thinking of what we're talking about in another thread about southern families...well, let me share this...just because it is hilarious

i have a first cousin who will be 30 in November...she just had her third child, a little boy and he was born about 4 weeeks after her oldest child, her 15 year old, had a baby boy...which is, my first cousin's grandson

but...the catch is that my cousin and her daughter both had their babies by the same man...so, my cousin's grandson is also her son's half-brother

TAKE THAT for some freaky grandma news :)

no joke people...it's like that song..."where I come from..." SCARY :)

DeleyanLee
08-01-2010, 12:08 AM
Don't know the song, but that actually sounds like something out of an Anne Rice novel.

milly
08-01-2010, 12:10 AM
pfft...

I wish my life had been set in New Orleans...or thereabouts...that might have made it worth the trouble...maybe :)

Synonym
08-01-2010, 01:15 AM
whoa, that's kind of freaky...um, did he get into trouble by any chance? Fifteen is a little young.

None of my grandparents are still alive and I didn't start a family until I was almost thirty. So...I'm getting closer and closer to the top. ;)

Neurotic
08-01-2010, 01:32 AM
Congratulations Del!

DeleyanLee
08-01-2010, 01:56 AM
None of my grandparents are still alive and I didn't start a family until I was almost thirty. So...I'm getting closer and closer to the top. ;)

My grandmother was a mother just after her 17th birthday.

My mother was 22 when her first (me) was born. (My younger sister made her a grandmother at 42.)

I became a mother at 25.

My son will be 23 when the baby is born.

I'm not really that close to the top of the ladder at all. LOL!

writeronfire
08-01-2010, 03:03 AM
... oh, and I've been told I have nice legs. Just thought I'd share since we were discussing legs. :D

Let's see.

rhymegirl
08-01-2010, 03:07 AM
None of my grandparents are still alive and I didn't start a family until I was almost thirty. So...I'm getting closer and closer to the top. ;)

We have a lot in common.

My grandparents have been gone for quite some time. My kids never even got to know them.

I had my first child at age 31.

Synonym
08-01-2010, 03:16 AM
Yeah, we do have a lot in common. That and messing with a certain Fishy mind too, LOL.

My kids were very young when my grandparents passed away. I'm sure they don't really remember much.

rhymegirl
08-01-2010, 03:30 AM
Yeah, we do have a lot in common. That and messing with a certain Fishy mind too, LOL.

Oh yeah, it is fun to mess with that fish's mind! I love making ridiculous guesses just to drive him crazy.


My kids were very young when my grandparents passed away. I'm sure they don't really remember much.

My mother's parents died when she was 3 years old so I never knew them.
My other grandma died in 1983, two years before I got married. My grandfather died when my oldest son was only about a year old, so he doesn't remember him at all. It's too bad.

Synonym
08-01-2010, 03:35 AM
It is. The different mind-set and the way they lived, compared to now is hard to explain to my kids.

They can't fathom actually using an outhouse, for instance. Or heating water on the stove if you needed hot water. Or taking a bath in a galvanized tub. So many things have changed in a very short period of time. I hate it when they look at me like I lived in the pioneer days. LOL.

milly
08-01-2010, 03:36 AM
Let's see.

um...no..just no....hehe

milly
08-01-2010, 03:38 AM
heck, I am 32 and I haven't had grandparents since I was 19...of course, my dad is almost 80 so...not like I've missed out on the stories of outhouses and such...both of my parents grew up picking cotton and milking cows and...well, yeah...seeing my mom check her email cracks me up but at least she tries to get where we are all coming from...her crazy kids :)

Synonym
08-01-2010, 03:41 AM
I admire that in your mom. Mine won't touch a computer...I think she's afraid it will bite or something. :)

writeronfire
08-01-2010, 03:42 AM
um...no..just no....hehe

Oh yeah.

If Boston boasts having nice legs, he's gotta prove it!

milly
08-01-2010, 03:43 AM
well, aside from email, she and my dad sit around and play "textwist" since it's the one game I shortcutted to her desktop

:)

it's like they have a computer and the internet to read funny Maxine comics emails and to challenge their minds with word games...soooo funny but quite adorable actually :)

Synonym
08-01-2010, 03:47 AM
Actually it's good that they're doing word games. Keeps the brain cells firing and all that. Maxine emails--my sister-in-law is so fan-girlish over her. It's a bit much.

milly
08-01-2010, 03:51 AM
Oh yeah.

If Boston boasts having nice legs, he's gotta prove it!

yes...I agree...though, I wonder how he'll manage with that jetpack?

maybe we should be asking to see a pic of his pipes...hehe

:e2photo:

milly
08-01-2010, 03:52 AM
Actually it's good that they're doing word games. Keeps the brain cells firing and all that. Maxine emails--my sister-in-law is so fan-girlish over her. It's a bit much.

that's why my mom keeps my dad doing them....for his brain...she just turned 70 but he is almost 80 so it really helps him...and, it keeps him from sleeping for hours on end in his recliner :)

DeleyanLee
08-01-2010, 04:34 AM
That's why we're playing video games on the PS3--doing something completely different from what you're used to forces the brain to make new connections and stay young.

No idea what will we'll do in 5-7 years, but I'm sure technology will come up with something.

My mom is the only one that uses the computer--she plays poker. LOL!