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Forum: Open Chat November 3rd, 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Baby Showers

Is this typical now?

I was invited to a baby shower. Parents are part of the planning, so not a surprise. They include registries, which I looked at and was like, OMG! $100 for a stuffed...
Forum: Open Chat November 1st, 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Despondency

Hi, Pad, Welcome back!

I'm sorry that you do not feel happy, don't know what will make you happy, or know what you want.

A few things may be affecting you.

First, there's enormous pressure...
Forum: Open Chat October 20th, 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: My Jinn Jinn

I am very sorry for his diagnosis, and your pain. :(
Forum: In-laws October 17th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Moving for my in-laws?

You already know that your ILs are responsible for their own debt, and you should not sacrifice your security for them.

If they are in debt and can't afford to pay it back, they should be talking...
Forum: Open Chat October 12th, 2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,994
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: mean "girls" in the work place

Documenting is good. Have you read anything on Relational Aggression? I found some of the articles to be very helpful in identifying and helping handle the mean girl.
Forum: Open Chat October 5th, 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,429
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: At the movies II

A Star is Born-- Wonderful! I am in awe of the talent!

Night School-- This was much funnier than I thought. I did not expect to laugh so hard! Plus, it has a serious note that I appreciated.
Forum: Open Chat October 1st, 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 47,904
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Forum: Open Chat September 28th, 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: MYOB, Smartphone

I turn location services and every APP off on my phone. No auto anything. I'll turn it on if I want to use it. :)
Forum: Other friendships September 25th, 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Work relationships

We should have added this forum! :D

I have a challenge at work. The retired "expert" was offered her services to assist me in my new position. The problem is that she is going beyond assisting...
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 19th, 2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

If DIL meant this to be hurtful, she's got a win-win. Does he know it was mailed to your DD?

The same reasoning which illustrates that it was stupid for him to sign it are the same reasons why...
Forum: Open Chat September 18th, 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: idiots on the road

One of my boys installed a dash cam because of the nuts.

I'm glad you're safe.
Forum: Children September 17th, 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,149
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Letting go ... DS & me

You are doing a great job! Learning to hold your tongue because they are getting older is the hardest thing! I clench my teeth a lot. ;)
Forum: Open Chat September 17th, 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,382
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: enjoying work

That's good. It will help make a positive environment. I hope it's catching!
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 17th, 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

Because it's easier to sign it than it is to fight with the woman he's sleeping with. Men (all people, really) do some dumb things to avoid a fight. He's probably thinking that the paper means...
Forum: All Grown Up September 16th, 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,328
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: "child" custody & "adult" child

I'm sorry, snafu. I'm sure you'll miss him. But, you know early enough that you can make some plans to cheer yourself up.
Forum: All Grown Up September 16th, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Dr apts. responsibility

"Normal" is exactly what you're doing. If DS wants you, go with him. If he needs you to make appointments for him while he's at school, do it.

My kids just were ready to do it themselves.
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 15th, 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

I understand your pain. I don't want to minimize that.

I do want you to hold off on any confrontations. This "living will" is not the right fight. The document is stupid.

Honestly, DIL...
Forum: Open Chat September 13th, 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,821
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Tales from the sub

That's sweet!
Forum: Open Chat September 13th, 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Processing emotions

Go, snafu! Expressing yourself is healthy. I'm glad you are finally embracing that.
Forum: All Grown Up September 13th, 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Dr apts. responsibility

They started scheduling their own appointments when they went to college.
Forum: News and Current Events September 11th, 2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: U.S. Open

She's young. She'll be back, and to many cheers, I am sure.

I wasn't impressed with Serena's behavior during the matches.
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren September 9th, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,625
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: Here we go again with the step mother to be

I am so sorry that your grandchildren are going through this.

IMO, your grandchildren are being abused, not severely, but still suffering emotional and physical abuse. As a mandated reporter, I...
Forum: All Grown Up August 29th, 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: When do you stop supporting "the dream."

I'll keep that in mind when his debt collectors call me, Pee Wee Mom of 3. :D

It's great to see you back. I hope you are well!
Forum: Boyfriends & Girlfriends August 17th, 2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: How to deal with insecurities in a new relationship after divorce

Hi, Jesspin01,
I didn't reply yesterday because I have never been divorced. I am replyning now because I don't want you to think no one is listening.

As I said, I have never been divorced. My...
Forum: All Grown Up August 14th, 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By LucyVanPelt
Re: When do you stop supporting "the dream."

This has happened several times, but he's still at it. Maybe he'll make it to the big time after all?

But, other than moral support, I'm not contributing anything anymore so I just said, "Good...
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