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Old 04-21-2007, 01:47 PM   #1411
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Gee....thanks...that makes me feel good
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:03 AM   #1412
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I haad a great day yesterday, we got out of the city and played with a friend's horses, but thhis morning POW, back into stress. DH has an interview at aother firm in UK on Wedesday, and his firm mentioned last week they were reviewing his file for his application to UK....he has full support and recommendations that the firm say is UNPRECIDENTED, not one reservation from the people with whom he has worked, not one doubt that he should be contracted in UK, but UK still have not made uop their minds. It was discussed on FRiday, and DH reminded one of the partners he has a second round interview with another firm in UK this week and the partner, really keen to keep DH at the firm, chased it up.....the news is they have not decided. I mean, its so weird, he is chosen by more teams than any other person in Italy by senior lawyers. His work has een requested by teams in NY, Brussels, Paris and Germany offices in the same company so why are London dragging their heels? It would even mean, in the short term, a pay CUT to go to London (in real terms the money would be a little more, but in London it will not go anything like the same distance) and the waiting is killing DH. He doesn't want to leave these employers, he loves his job and his firm, and he fits in well, and his work is good and he is liked and respected, so what is the problem????

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:52 AM   #1413
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Chores

There must be a Gremlin hiding in this house. As fast ( or not) as I manage to cross a chore off my list there it is again a few days later needing to be done.
e.g. ironing
baking
gardening
freezer de frosting
patio cleaning
oven shelf cleaning etc etc.

Who says life is dull but we still have time to enjoy it! friends, family and each other.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:40 AM   #1414
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:28 AM   #1415
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bought a new 18.7Kg propane gas bottle a few days ago, the thing`s Leaking!

I`ve called the guy back and he`s going to exchange it, it`s actually leaking where the collar goes into the bottle, and it will lite!

the YT is NOT Impressed, esp having this In the Lab!
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:31 AM   #1416
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make them jerks give you 2!
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:10 PM   #1417
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
Been there and unfortunately, done that. It does hurt. It also hurts when you realize what you forgot. My sisters and I are VERY close and for this to even happen is very very rare. But, things happen in each of our lives at different times and it does happen. Never intentionally though. I will hope that your situation was not intentional either.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:47 AM   #1418
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It is very hard when we are hurt by loved ones close to us. But I promise you, that if you can find it in your heart to forgive them , the anger will lessen and eventually the relationships will heal. Not tomorrow or the next day but they WILL one day, I promise you.Try to release the resentment because you are harming yourself and that would be a shame. It isn't easy, but not many things worth value are easy.
I sincerely hope things work out for you.
Weezer0421 please don't think I'm preaching at you.
My daughter didn't speak to me for 5 years. She sent Christmas and Birthday presents to her Father. She felt she had a justifiable grievance for which she wanted to make me pay. I resolutely did nothing to reciprocate. I did ask her several times to forgive whatever I had done to hurt her. We went to her wedding and she ignored me. I felt suicidal about that. Now, that she has a child of her own and a struggle to cope all is healed between us. She has never said sorry, nor do I expect her to, that's not what love does. If you can bear the hurt and not react, I promise you it will come right.
Belated happy birthday
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OK, there was a box of "stuff" my son had put by the dining room door - to either be taken to Goodwill or he was thinking about selling this "stuff" out in front of the house. Something glass broke in the dining room. I got the 6 x 8 Chinese crewel rug out from under the dining room table - removed the big pieces of glass and decided to have the carpet cleaned. I folded it up and set it on top of this box of "stuff". My husband said if he wasn't going to sell that "stuff" and since it was really stuff that Goodwill probably wouldn't want, he could load the Explorer up and take it to the dumpster at his office.



I didn't even notice the box was missing for a couple days - I got so used to seeing it and didn't pay attention anymore. I know for a FACT I mentioned the rug on top but ultimately it is my fault. The rug got thrown away - the dumpster was emptied when we checked. It did make me kind of nauseous but I realize it's just a rug and far worse things have happened and far worse things will happen than losing a rug - a perfectly good, beautiful rug
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:43 AM   #1420
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I had a Birthday Saturday. My best friend called me on Saturday morning with birthday wishes also my father-in-law called with wishes. I'm the youngest of 5 not one of my siblings called or my husbands siblings. Needless to say I was very upset due to the fact we always go out of our way and mail out cards and call who ever is having a birthday. On Sunday morning one of my brothers called and tried to explain why he did not call for my birthday, the excuse was very lame to say the least and I ended up terminating the conversation ( I hung up one him). Sunday evening I was preparing dinner and my husbands sister called, I explained to my husband that I did not want to hear any type of excuse why I was not called on Saturday and refused to speak to her. Sunday evening around 9:45 I received a belated birthday e-mail from my brother-in-law, very impersonal if you ask me! I did receive a card from my oldest brother on Sunday morning when he dropped by to visit. I still have not heard from either one of my sisters. I'm 43 years old but I still have feelings and I'm very hurt that my family would do something like this...
I am confused. You listed that you are from Illinois? It is tradition that we give on our birthdays here in Illinois. It may be unique to Illinois but it is part of the Illinois culture. Why didn't you and your husband throw a party and invite your families? Those in the workforce take cookies, cake, or a party platter to work for their friends on their birthdays. Children take treats for their class even though they are going to have a party. I think you and your families need to rehash our Illinois customs for celebrating birthdays before things get too far out of hand. It's not too late to have them all over for a potluck. If you want things to change then you are going to have to move to a different state. How far are you from Missouri?
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