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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.
Frakkin T said:Perfect timing you guys--the wife and I are starting to have our first serious talk about babies. I'll just tell her the Bald Move fam says it's a bad idea
Hey I started that thread... fun stuff!
i mostly kept up with the laundry; our washer shit the bed two days before Christmas so I had to wait for the fix it man to come... i am just now working on catching back up again (5 people generate a lot of laundry and I got lazy!)
positivity was a tough one, it’s on my to do list this year again.
This year’s resolutions aren’t too crazy:
- take my vitamins religiously
- do one major cleaning project per week
- 1/2 hour of housework per day (on top of the usual upkeep that prevents critters and dust bunnies from moving in hahahaha)
- ONE set day for grocery shopping and stick to it!
- get on the treadmill (once it’s delivered) M-W-F and start up my Couch to 5K program again
- teach my six year old how to give herself a shower (the bane of my existence... she’s hated showers/baths since babyhood and I just have reached my wits end with it lol!)
- get rid of STUFF!!!
i know many will say lay off housework it’s not that important and to an extent, I agree. But it makes me feel better when my house is clean. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia which depletes my energy levels among other things and having these relatively easy to follow guidelines will help me tremendously :0)
Out with 2017 in with 2018!!! Cheers!
CretanBull said:TaraC73 said:voodoorat said:and never mind what i said about him being a mushbrain, he's apparently like, totally smart.
I have to rewatch the premier, I watched but was in a NyQuil haze...
i had the same same thoughts about them being so sad about their father 20+ years later. Like, yeah I get being sad every now and then but it seems to dominate all of their lives!
i don’t mind Miguel. I’m wondering if something didn’t happen that we haven’t seen yet. Hopefully next episode sheds some light on him.
i am SO GLAD Kevin called out Randall about taking in that foster kid - you go Kevin!!
I also feel bad for Kate because of the whole favorites thing... that made me so sad all moms have favorites and if they tell you they don’t theyre full of shit. I have 3 kids and each one is a favorite for different things. And at different times in their short lives (15-11-6 years old) one or another was my overall favorite. There’s a difference HOWEVER between favorite kid and how much you love your kids - I honestly love them all infinitely. Thin is unless you have kids it likely doesn’t make sense... notice randall didn’t seem too surprised but Kevin and Kate were like mmmhmmm fucking a? Randal has kids and gets it.
anyway, I am still kind of meh about the show. I like it enough but it’s not must-see appointment tv anymore like it was first season.