(child ment) Meg - Robbie's grade 1 teacher told me that Robbie is Sheldon. I have never watched BBT but from the stuff I see on pinterest it does sound like him.
I don't watch much tv, I would rather read. I watch Glee, Myth Busters, So you think you can dance, and Sean and I watch Baggage together and have a laugh. I want to see The New Normal.
Kate - I will take your temps. Today it was 4C this morning! It did go up to 23C but the mornings are cold!
Tiffany - it sounds like you love your job
So, I STILL have not heard back about that interview!! I am going crazy waiting. I was supposed to have an eye exam today and when I got there they changed it to a different day! I was :violent2: So, I made an appointment with another doctor. My neck and shoulder are still hurting :(
Margaret...I had heard the same thing about the whole moving on bit. I think my step-grandma told me the same thing. You can only imagine what ppl in town thought when they heard we were dating. We are in a small town (pop. 5000) and DH holds a pretty prominent job in town. I am 13 years younger than DH so I'm sure they thought I was just after his money. Children mentioned...I'm sorry, if I was a gold-digger I wouldn't go after someone with three kids. There are still ppl in town that don't like me. Our first date was 3 months to the day of his wife's death, we got engaged 13 months later and married 17 months later. One of my really close friends now wouldn't speak to me forever. I think she finally realized who I was and took the chance to get to know me. It was very hurtful at that time with how I was treated. I still don't have a lot of friends in town because it is so clichy (sp?) I wish his first wife's family would feel the same way about me as you do about your BIL's 2nd wife. I think they feel like I'm a "replacement." I wish they would realize I am doing the best for their nieces and granddaughter's and am a mother to them now and they are my children. They need that female role model in their life. DH is wonderful, but he's not a female. I look back to how much I took on. Not every 23 year old would take on the responsibilites of raising 3 children. I got married at 25 and got a family with 3 kids over night. It was a huge adjustment and sometimes I think I'm still adjusting. DH was able to take on one child at a time raisint them from birth. Thanks for sharing your experience in the QOTD thread.
Margaret...hope you hear something soon about your job interview. I'd be super frustrated about them changing your eye appt too!
(child ment) Meg, my sisters kids ranges from 9 months to 7 years old when she died (just before she turned 30), that was 21 years ago. Nate adopted his step kids eventually but it was not easy for them. Just after my sister died the 3 kids were diagnosed celiac and a bunch of other allergies, added to the fact that my sister died from an asthma attack and my niece had so severe of asthma they could not test. The kids are all doing well, 3 are married and 1 gets married tomorrow. I know that when Nate was dating most women did not like that he had his kids 24/7. How old are the girls? And my family just seems to collect people. My biological sisters when they met my (adoptive) mom asked if they could call her mom. There has never been any difference between biological/adopted/step children.
Children mentioned...The girls were just 3, 4 and 5 when their mom died. They are almost 10, 11, and 12 1/2 now. I adopted the girls shortly after we got married. They don't remember their mother at all since they were so young, just what they are told about her. Before DH and I got married the girls would go away every weekend to an aunt and uncles or grandparent's house while DH worked. He'd work a night a week, then a neighbor lady would come spend the night with them. Had we not gotten married DH would've had to hire a nanny to take care of them so they wouldn't get juggled around somewhere every week. God works in mysterious ways. I honestly think He brought DH and these girls into my life because he knew I wouldn't be able to have biological children. I have a great example of nature vs. nurture. I'm a worryier and so is DD3. Yesterday when I picked her up from school I was talking to my mom on the phone and she had things to tell me so she wrote a list of things to tell me. That is exactly what I do. My said "see you have an influence on them." I don't think I've ever written those types of lists in front of her. I've written shopping lists in front of her. She is kind of OCD like me also. It just goes to show they are still your children even though you have no genetic connection to them. DD2 and I won a Mother/Daughter look a like contest in the newspaper also.
That's great that you still have a relationship with your neices and nephews. Was your family close to her husband when they were married? We try to keep a relationship up with the girls and his wife's family. We let them go visit them when they ask if they are not busy. They see them every couple months.
I was watching The Today Show and they were talking about the baby panda that died at the Washington zoo. They said pandas have a hard time reproducing in nature also because they are loner animals and are only fertile once a year. They have a window of fertility 14-72 hrs long. Can you imagine?
children mentioned....No, mostly due to the distance, 2000 miles is too much to travel to often. He did not really encourage contact with us but would allow it if we called or visits in the area. I can understand his point but it was frustrating at the time. And you are right about the whole nature/nurture thing...all my medical issues except diabetes runs in my adoptive family with no one in my biological family having them. Infertility does not run in either family :( (not that I want anyone to go through it but it would be nice for someone in my family to understand).
Originally Posted by meggyrn
The baby panda is so sad. That is crazy they are only fertile for such a little time. I did not know that.
Had a rough day yesterday with neck pain so I am going to take it easy for now. I have laundry to fold and things to clean up which I will do later.
IF doesn't run in my family either. My older sister and her husband tried to get pregnant but couldn't. Her husband had a vasectomy reversal also. I joke that my younger sister better hurry up and get married because her ovaries poop out.
The wall hangings I ordered for our family room. The long skinny will go above our fireplace. I've included info about them.
"One of the unique forms of Haitian art is the steel drum metal art. Large metal drums, once used for transporting oil or other products are recycled into the raw material of this particular art form.
Using recycled 55-gallon oil drums, the Haitian artist first removes both round ends of the drum and places these inside the cylinder along with dried banana or sugar cane leaves. This is then set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. The flattening process is a sight to behold, as one of the artists? helpers will climb inside the drum and using all his weight, push with feet, legs, arms and shoulders to open it up. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas" of approximately 3" x 6". With chalk, the design is drawn onto the metal sheet. Now, the real art work begins. Using hammer, chisel and various primitive tools, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish.
Upcycling is the process of taking something old or used and making it new again and of a greater value than it was originally. This is what we have done with the steel drum material used in this piece."