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Just as I thought, Little Idiot isn’t going to college yet

AlmostGone83's picture

Quick Update: Apparently she didn’t get her financial aid in on time and so is starting during the “Fall B semester” which starts in October. Whatever that means. She supposedly has an appointment for meeting about her financial aid with the college tomorrow. God it never ends.

O/T - Handmaid's Tale

susanm's picture

The blog about the school uniform and the offshoot comments alluding to "The Handmaid's Tale" made me want to ask this but I did not want to interrupt the thread.  

Am I the only one who has thought about where you would end up in The Republic of Gilead?  Granted, I am a long-time feminist and fell in love with the book decades ago.  I can't tell you how many times I have read it over the years.  I was very wary of the series because the movie was awful but once I heard that Margaret Atwood was on board I was willing to watch it and it was great!

Only been married 5 months and can feel myself becoming bitter

Needsomerest88's picture

Hello!! First time here, and really I just need to vent. I'm a private person and don't talk to family and friends much about my marriage, but lately I feel like I'm going to lose it if I don't get it out. This is going to be long. Sorry. Me and DH have been together nearly 2 years he has 3 boys ss11 ss9 and ss8 who we have eow. I have dd5 that lives full time with us and my two oldest dd13 and dd11 chose to live with their dad when I moved. They come during the summer and eowe. 

In an unusual situation

Sabina's picture

It has been a very long time since I have been on here.  A lot has happened.  I really don't have anyone to talk to about this.  To give some history, I have two SD's, one 17 that still lives at home.  One that is 22 and lives nearby going to college, works maybe 8 hours a week.  Her dad pays for everything.  DH and I married 5 years ago and have had many struggles around the girls, to make a long story very short.  They never had house cleaning rules, grandma used to clean their rooms until a short time after we were married and I suggested it was time they do it.  That put tension between

Let's get ready to rumble

blessedwithstress's picture

The school year hasn’t even begun yet but the teachers are starting to send out emails and reminders about upcoming events. The HS band is going on a trip to Chicago – naturally both skids want to go. Actually, both skids expect to go. There has never been any hint of doubt that they would. *cough*entitled*cough* Being the only financially responsible parent in this three-some, I started scanning the budget for future months looking for places to squeeze in the monthly payments for this trip.


Life is Good! ~ Now Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room

ChamomileTea4Me's picture

Things have been going pretty good around the house, but last night we ended up addressing the 'elephant in the room'.  There's so much more to the evening, but I won't hash it all out here.  I've been processing it all this morning and looking to Brene Brown for a bit of clarity and inspiration.

“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.”

~ Brene Brown


Odd Indeed!

thinkthrice's picture

Pumpkinhead (OSS stb 23) is selling FURNITURE on FB!  Oh and the Animal Torturer (SD stb 21) happens to work in a furniture store.  Did I mention that the Animal Torturer had klepto tendencies and took anything that wasn't nailed down when she was a mere 8 yrs old?  That includes going in her dad's wallet and my purse looking for cash when she "thought we were sleeping."



Thank you!

justmakingthebest's picture

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who commented on my blog about SS19 yesterday.

I readjusted my thinking, talked to him about the changes we were going to make. He bucked at first but came around and we had a pleasant evening once the dust settled.

Disrespectful SD15 throws tantrum trying on new uniform. I'm sorry. She doesn't have to like it, but she is going to wear it.

stepping up to stepmother's picture

After weeks of arguing with SD15 about going to get her school uniform, I told her that I would just guess her sizes if she didn't come with me. She relented under protest.  She's been freaking out because she thinks the uniform will "look stupid" compared to her normal clothes (skin tight flare pants, leggings, and crop tops) she wore to her previous school last year when she was living with BM. I told her she won't know how it will look until she tries it on, and no one is going to care what she's wearing when everyone is wearing the same thing.