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We used to have a 55 gallon fish tank, but we rehomed our fish and put the tank away for a while.
This pic shows 5 of our pets - 3 guinea pigs and 2 bunnies Snowflake is at the top right and her sister Zoe is the dark one on the top left at my daughter's elbow; Ariel is the orange one on her lap. Goldie bunny is the darker one and Lucky is the light colored one between my daughters. We lost Ariel a couple of weeks ago; she was approximately 6 years old (we got her two years ago from a neighbor)
These guinea pigs are very messy and pee anywhere they please so they are only allowed out of their cage on the kitchen hardwood, fenced in. out last pair of piggies lived to be 7, we had them for 3 years, they were potty trained (kind of) and never peed outside of their cage so they had a bit more freedom.
The bunnies pee in their cage, but poop anywhere - their poop is dry pellets and doesn't make a mess, we let them out every day, usually they are out when I get home from work til 9-10 at night. They do NOT have free reign of the house (some people treat their bunnies like cats!) because they chew on everything. We set the gate up around their cage sort of like a run so they can come and go from their cage... they sometimes get to run free, but they are fast and super chewy so it's not often (maybe 1x week) because they need to be followed closely.
Here's my Jett. He's a coton de tulear, 9 years old. He's an awesome dog! Mellow, smart, loyal and cuddly!
My general advice...
1) feed your kid age-appropriate stuff
2) change the diaper regularly
3) put on season appropriate clothing, and remember up til 7-8 months (when they are mobile and less blobby) they really do need an extra layer and definitely a hat on the newborn til about a month old.
4) You cannot spoil the baby by picking it up whenever it cries!
5) do whatever you need to do to get some sleep: co-sleep, baby in his own crib in his room or yours, baby in bassinet or even a laundry basket...
6) many babies resist being swaddled - but deep down they all love it. Don't give up on it, practice it now before he gets here. The tighter the better. They fucking love being burrito'd and will absolutely sleep better like that.
7) don't worry about church or religion or instilling morals and values into the baby just yet. Just love him to death and love on him at all times.
Never told anyone this story before... I feel ok telling it in here because I don’t know anyone IRL (except my brother, but I’m ok with him knowing) and I feel weird about it even though I know I didn’t do anything wrong.
I had a similar incident happen to me like what Louis did to these women. I walked into my boss’ office once and he was jerking off at his desk. His lights were off - but he was prone to migraines and would take a pill, shut the lights off and put his head down for a bit if he wasn’t able to go home - I went in to put some stuff on his desk he needed for a meeting later on. I didn’t knock - I’d been his assiant for six years, we had an open door/walk in anytime policy. He was facing the door and had his pants around his ankles. He was totally cool, acting as though I walked in on him reading a book or something. He said “hey there, sorry you walked in on this”... I was like dumbstruck and averted my eyes and was just genuinely confused and felt bad I walked in on it. I stammered “I’m sorry, i thought you were resting, no worries, I’m leaving this for your 5:00, see you tomorrow.” He said “you don’t have to leave if you don’t want to” and I said “I’ve gotta get going I can’t be late to daycare. See you tomorrow” and left.
The next day there was a plant on my desk with a little card that said “I am sorry for last night. You do what you feel you need to do to feel ok about it, and let me know what I need to do to help you.” I went in to talk with him... I shut the door and asked him what the hell was going on when I walked in, why then, does he do that a lot, has he ever approached any other assistants or women in the company etc... he said no, he was just feeling randy and thought I’d left and he wanted to rub one out before he left for his meeting. He didn’t know what to say to me when I walked in and so he said I didn’t have to leave... I told him I’m going to try and pretend that it didn’t happen. But if I ever see it again or if I ever catch wind of him talking to/looking at/coming on to ANYONE in the company I will bury him. I never reported him, I didn’t quit the job, and things were barely weird the next day and fine after a week or so. I never told a soul except my best friend. Legitimately it didn’t bother me; still doesn’t - just feels weird to talk about it. Looking back, I don’t feel like he was attracted to me in any way shape or form, I believe he was just doing it thinking I was gone. He never made any kind of pass or innuendos or anything before or after that. I don’t feel he is/was a threat. If I hadn’t walked in, I wouldn’t have known what was going on...
I don’t consider myself a victim. BUT these women consider themselves victims and because of that they are victims. They deserve to be heard, believed and sympathized with. They deserve Louis to be punished for what he did (though I think it’s too late) same thing with the GeorGE Bush victims — if an old dude grabs my ass it’s not gonna bother me very much. I’d slap his hand away and move on with my day. But that’s just ME.
This incident is just as bad as a pedophile or rapist - remember sexual assault is about the victim not what the perpetrators did.
Oh wow, interesting question.
I have two answers: Hershel on the Walking Dead and the other is a spoiler that I am not sure if it’s ok even now to talk about yet...
I hadn’t read any spoilers about Hershel (I always read spoilers, the spoiling dead army’s website is always dead-on) and he was my favorite character once they killed Dale. It was so shocking, the scene is burned into my brain. And just like that, *CHOP*, TWD was a whole new show (not for the better either)
russkelly said:Hey, Balders. So last week I did a sleep study and now I have a CPAP machine to help me breathe at night. Apparently, I was having severe breathing problems, which would explain (at least in part) why I am so tired all the damn time. Since having the machine, I wake up feeling pretty dang great and refreshed. So my first question is does anyone else have one of these things and do you have any pointers for newbie CPAP users? One issue I have is that it shifts around all the time. That might be because of my beard. That is a bit of a mute point for me though, because I go six months on six months off with the beard and it's getting shaved off in a few weeks. This whole CPAP thing has sort of dinged my self esteem a little. Weight is possibly a factor as well, I am a large person. The sleep doctor even suggested considering weight reduction surgery. That really bummed me out, but I was kind of glad to hear her say it. for 20 years, I have been telling myself I am going to lose weight and for 20 years I have not done it. So if any anyone has experience here, I'd love some feedback in this thread or inbox. As a reference, I am around 380 pounds and 5 foot 7ish. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor to begin discussing the issue and to get a referral. In the mean time, I have scheduled out my entire life onto my calendar in order to get some routine going. I'm getting back into the food prep game and am planning to get back to the Y as well. Thanks for listening. Love you guys.
all studies have shown that if you have 75-100 lbs or more to lose, only 15% of people can lose it and permanently keep it off without surgery.
I have to take vitamins daily, watch what I eat (obviously) and make sure I get adequate protein (75-100grams a day) and water (I drink about 2 liters a day now, but in the beginning I was drinking a gallon) I still get frustrated sometimes with not being able to eat very much - when we go out to eat I always have leftovers for one usually two more meals. But in all honesty I am very rarely hungry, I eat only because I have to and don’t really miss food all that much. I drink a lot of protein shakes I found pre made ones with 30g protein because no way can I eat enough food to get all that protein in in a day. I have found my work arounds for sweets - 4 Oreos, 25 jellybeans, 1/2 Cadbury cream egg, 1/3 snickers bar, not all at once, and I don’t get sick (I’m not a huge sweets person even ore surgery - my downfall was salty snacks, but my monthly Aunt Flo visit demands sweets hahahaha)
its a huge lifestyle change and shift in thinking but absolutely 150% worth it!! My one regret was waiting to get it done. I started the program and kept putting it off... so it was 3 years from when I first visited the clinic to gather info until I had the surgery. LMK if you have any questions (either here or inbox)!
My younger, but much wiser, brother @Frakkin T introduced me to the guys way back in the prison season of the walking dead (was that season 3?) I am so glad I listened to him... a while after he introduced me to BM he insisted that I start to watch Breaking Bad and listen to the guys’ coverage of it episode by episode... fast forward a few years and I’m waiting with bated breath for new podcasts to drop, stalking the BM social media pages, hanging Christmas cards with semi-naughty looking Jim and A.Ron up on our Card Tree and my girls recognize their voices and hum along to the Watching Dead theme song
Confused -- is everyone and every body in the RV with Rick? Seems like they dragged the bodies in the opposite direction of the RV?