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  1. I'm a little bummed because the job I was...

    I'm a little bummed because the job I was starting to apply for online disappeared from the company job openings over the course of the day. Daggers... I was already imagining myself at that company!...
  2. Yes. Yes that mental ship is by now just a speck...

    Yes. Yes that mental ship is by now just a speck on the horizon just past the port! Brought tears to my eyes, your words of truth and everyone else's wild adventures.

    My SO is in a similar boat...
  3. Anyone take a leap of faith/crazy move/just go for it?

    Has anyone here ever just... Up and relocated? Without a job or housing lined up/confirmed?

    What all did you have confirmed before you made the leap? What were you willing to "wing it" with? What...
  4. I had very little complaints on the depo shot,...

    I had very little complaints on the depo shot, while I was on it. Couldn't attribute any weight gain to it, and did lose nearly 20 lbs once while I was on it too (purposefully, unfortunately weight...
  5. Floor each of my employee of the month awards...

    Floor each of my employee of the month awards I've kept the summary written by my bosses for why I've received it. It's in my portfolio, along with the certificate and the group photo of the...
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    These responses have all been so interesting and...

    These responses have all been so interesting and thoughtful, thank yall!

    Baby Julia Elinor was born midday in Ireland today! Still waiting for pics... I'm so thrilled for her :)
  7. I loved the bouncy ball with the handle! My...

    I loved the bouncy ball with the handle!

    My neighbor kids had the moon bounce shoes, those were fun :)

    Creepy crawlers! Yep :)

    American Girl dolls, back before you could pick one to look...
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    Coth parents, please share :)

    What was the single most difficult part for you after you had your child(ren)?

    What was surprisingly not as difficult as you imagined it to be?

    Did parenting come naturally or did you...
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    Wow really?! I don't have a TV and am fairly...

    Wow really?! I don't have a TV and am fairly clueless about the local news. Obviously it wasn't encouraged as a topic of conversation amongst employees. Off to look up the arrest details. Thanks for...
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    In both instances they weren't presumed missing,...

    In both instances they weren't presumed missing, but deceased. The first was my uncle and two cousins. They were sailing around the world, along with my aunt, back in the mid 90s. A freighter struck...
  11. I locked my car up at the barn one day and ever...

    I locked my car up at the barn one day and ever so smartly dropped my keys onto the driver's seat before realizing what I had done. Luckily barn owner had a magnet on a stick for picking up horse...
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    Nilla wafers with peanut butter. Oh my word. ...

    Nilla wafers with peanut butter. Oh my word.

    Homemade whipped cream (just whipping cream, powdered sugar, and either vanilla or almond extract, but a lot of it!) either with fruit, decaf...
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    You know you're from the DC area when Your...

    You know you're from the DC area when
    Your driving test took place on three major highways (95, 295/495, maybe 66)

    Some of your classmates legitimately didn't know what precisely their parents...
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    I do it because of convenience, though I'll try...

    I do it because of convenience, though I'll try to buy my meats at Ingles (or publix if I on the way home from work). My Walmart is very poorly stocked so it is a little frustrating.

    Altermyne......
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    You mentioned cooking big meals, what about...

    You mentioned cooking big meals, what about portioning them into leftover containers before you eat your meal? If I know I'm feeling weak (mentally, emotionally) and will likely be tempted to eat the...
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    We had a shepherd/something mix who got her face...

    We had a shepherd/something mix who got her face stuck in the fence without us knowing or hearing anything. She was in her crate chewing on a bone when I also discovered the blood everywhere, and...
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    My inner child feels like this is exactly the...

    My inner child feels like this is exactly the sort of detail that would exist in a fairy tale life.
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    Clinics are fascinating to me (well, those given...

    Clinics are fascinating to me (well, those given by good clinicians), shows are stretches of time passing slowly interspersed with 3-10 minutes of extreme nerves and butterflies, for me. I used to be...
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    I had one of those levers malfunction and get gas...

    I had one of those levers malfunction and get gas all over the side of my car once, luckily I wasn't far from the car. But ever since then I'm really wary of leaving the car side.
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    My older boy is the most trainable and despite...

    My older boy is the most trainable and despite being a general curmudgeon he loves to perform (possibly the poodle in him). In addition to the basics he knows "walk to mommy" on his hind legs, bow...
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    Yes, that's it, though I'd never have guessed how...

    Yes, that's it, though I'd never have guessed how it was spelled from hearing it spoken aloud ;)
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    I am not a makeup person either. Totally...

    I am not a makeup person either. Totally unskilled with liquid foundation, clumsy with brushes and just not interested in the feeling of wearing makeup all over.
    Most days I don't wear any, but if...
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    Update :) Dinner was enjoyable, way too much...

    Update :)
    Dinner was enjoyable, way too much food! I tried everything I was offered (mama would be proud).
    We read from the book and yes it was a VERY abbreviated version, kinda funny. They...
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    I think it does depend on the type of job and...

    I think it does depend on the type of job and sort of leadership expected of the employee (ie, school teacher or truck driver, both jobs where it'd be relevant but in different ways...). Honestly,...
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    The traffic heading out of Atlanta. I-20 is...

    The traffic heading out of Atlanta. I-20 is rolling, much different than the trip into town this afternoon.

    Don't worry, I'm the passenger ;)
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