In-Laws Taking Sides During Divorces

>> Friday, October 28, 2011

I am paging through the All You magazine looking for coupons when I come across a relationship Q & A about a daughter going through an amicable divorce and her parents hoping the son-in-law will still be a part of their lives. The parents wanted to know how they could let their son-in-law know they want him to be a part of their lives without betraying their daughter.

Betrayal. A word I think a lot of us are familiar with.

The magazine's answer -

Basically, as long as it is amicable, it isn't a betrayal of their daughter but if at some point the divorce turns ugly, "your loyalty should always be with your daughter."   Agree!!  Unless your adult, divorcing "child" is a lunatic who is harmful to the children, loyalty should be with your son/daughter.


I think I might hurl...

>> Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The ex just left a message on my sister-in-law's facebook and called her "sister" - my husband and his ex were never married.  She tried...oh boy did she try to drag him kicking and screaming down the aisle 17+ years ago.  She's such an idiot.


Found a little natural relief for allergies

>> Monday, October 24, 2011

My cat and dust allergies are just driving me crazy right now.  I take an allergy pill everyday - that does nothing. I was having an allergy storm yesterday - running nose, coughing, airways closing so using my inhaler often, sneezing - - it just would not stop.  I don't NEED to sneeze several hundred times a day.  I don't NEED to rub my nose raw with tissue.

I had bought Allergy Buster Nasal Spray (all natural spray for allergies) last week and took it out to try yesterday.  It's active ingredients are Capsicum Annuum, Eucalyptus and Urtica Dioica.  The initial spray is intense but wow are the results nice for several hours afterward.  It's non-drowsy and non-habit-forming.

Wanted to share this with other allergy sufferers.

Here is what it looks like:


Grounded!! Muahahahahaha!!

>> Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm downsizing my living room.  We have a small living room and HUGE entertainment center that holds our flat screen.  I need to look at tv mounts so I can move my entertainment center into the family room and put our television up off the floor to open up space.

Not that my kids will benefit from it just yet.  My two oldest are grounded from the television until further notice. I actually ground my kids. I think it's good for them when they deserve it. I'm an ogre that way.


Download YouTube Videos

I found a youtube downloader that is supposed to download YouTube videos to your computer in different formats (mp3, mpeg, HD, AAC, and FLV).  I've been wanting something like this to get videos off YouTube so I can put them on my kids' video game systems and phones.  Yeah!  Plus, it'll open up my Internet connection because my son is always on YouTube listening to his music.  Now he can watch and listen from his PSP or mp3 player.


15% Off Coupon Code for Lauren Klein Jewelry & Breast Cancer Research

>> Monday, October 17, 2011

Bling! Bling!

That's what my jewelry does.  I love jewelry.  It is what makes me girly.

Right now, Lauren Klein Jewelry is offering 15% off your entire order if you "like" the Lauren Klein Facebook page.  (Did you do it yet - - did you click and like it?  Go do it!)

In support of the 25th Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lauren Klein Jewelry will donate 10% of all sales during the month of October to breast cancer research (yeah for the girls, right?).  Hm, coupon code plus breast cancer research donation - great deal all around!

Because I just turned 40 yesterday (without tears by the way), I have to make my first mammogram appointment (I imagine THAT will bring me to tears), but hey, we have to do what we have to do.  How bad could it be after giving birth four times.  I'll get that done and then celebrate with something sparkly!


One Kitten Down, Two to Go

Ack! I'm so itchy!!!  Dry skin, eczema, hives from allergies and Keratosis Pilaris - I am a walking advertisement for terrible skin! I need to buy some bulk shea butter, roll around in it, and wrap myself up in saran wrap for the night.  Wouldn't that be attractive?  Not.

Oh well.  On the good news front, we finally found a home for one of the kittens (you know, the kittens I'm allergic to...ugh).  She went yesterday to a new home and they are naming her Raven.  That leaves her two brothers (who are actually cuter than she was - see picture - but they had the wrong equipment).  I think they have some Ragdoll in them - they lay in your arms like little ragdolls (the males do, the female was a nut), let you flip them around and hold them like babies.  Sad they have to go but my allergies would love it!

One thing that worries me is them being black and Halloween coming.  I don't want anybody wanting them for that reason.  I want them to want to love on them (the way I would if I could touch them for longer than a minute before having to run and wash my hands).


Made It Through 40 & Sweetest Day

I made it through my 40th birthday without a tear.  Yeah for me.  Dinner out (yeah for Peach Bellini's) and a shopping trip certainly helped keep any "turning 40 blues" away!

My stepdaughter sent me a "happy birthday" text. My stepson was the usual - nada.  From my kids, I received homemade cards and lots of birthday hugs.

Sweetest Day was nice too.  My husband bought me a chocolate bouquet (awesome!) and a suggestive card:)  Gotta love "suggestions" like that after almost 16 years of marriage, ha ha.


40 Years Old Today

>> Sunday, October 16, 2011

Today is my 40th birthday!  Yikes!  Happy Birthday to me!

What does 40 mean to me?

  • No more babies for one.  We are finished with procreating.  Between us, we have six kids, funds could not possibly get any tighter, and the risks for baby go up at my age. I'll enjoy buying personalized baby gifts for family and friends with babies, enjoy my baby-free time, and hope my kids hold off for many years with giving me grandkids.  
  • I am on the downhill now.  That is kind of depressing.  People tell me that 40 is the new 30.  Really?  I didn't have these lines on my face at 30, my stomach was tight, my joints didn't ache when I stood up, things didn't jiggle, and I hadn't been introduced to gravity yet.  
  • I need to pay more attention to my health.  I have for my thyroid disease but the rest - not so much.  I've not had a mammogram yet (and boy am I dreading that).  Squash!  Ouch!
  • Finally, we are about one year and seven months away from no more legal ties to the ex!  Woot! Woot!  Somebody better get to squashing some grapes because I am going to need cases of champagne for that party!


Our Insurance Billed for Ex's Psychiatrist Visit? Huh?

>> Monday, October 3, 2011

Argh!  I just checked online for our insurance medical claims and there is a medical claim for my stepdaughter's psychiatrist for HER MOTHER for over $100.  If the ex is seeing a psychiatrist - yeah for her.  She should've done that 15 years ago.  Our insurance shouldn't be getting billed for it though!  They were never married so it's not even remotely a possibility.  Geesh.

I'm assuming the provider made a mistake and billed our insurance, as they would for my stepdaughter, but it's just irritating to see this crap pop up and have to spend time getting it sorted out with the insurance company and provider. I think I'll just e-mail the ex and tell her that her psychiatrist bill, that we didn't even know she was seeing, is billing our insurance for her visit and let her take care of it with her mental health professional.  Yup, sounds like a plan to me.


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