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Forum: In-laws February 3rd, 2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,994
Posted By Rowan
Re: Feeling followed when your family moves?

I can really relate to this one. My DHs family was always really close. REALLY close, in that they all did so much together but it was mostly when they were all in their late teens/early 20s...
Forum: General Health January 31st, 2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,655
Posted By Rowan
Re: Coffee, Tea, or....

I own a small coffee shop so I either have a flavored breve or a chai tea every morning. In the afternoon, I will have a very small latte or a really strong tea, like an assam, with alittle cream...
Forum: All Grown Up January 31st, 2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,768
Posted By Rowan
Re: My son, my youngest, my baby...

I just read the whole thread and an anxious to hear how things are going........
Forum: In-laws January 31st, 2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,994
Posted By Rowan
Re: Feeling followed when your family moves?

Grace,

They sound overwhelmingly controlling. I'm not at all sure how you took it for that long. Kudos to you for all your patience! I hope your DH recognizes the good woman that he has. :)
Forum: In-laws January 30th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,994
Posted By Rowan
Re: Feeling followed when your family moves?

OMG, they moved TWICE to be near you? :eek:

The first time, wow, but twice? I don't even know what to say to that.

We moved quite a ways away from our families and it did have something to...
Forum: Open Chat January 28th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,408
Posted By Rowan
Arrow Mineral (powdered based) Makeup

Anyone use this stuff?

If you do, do you use a brand that isn't one of the most popular on the market? Even if you don't, please state which kind you do use and how you feel about it.

I...
Forum: All Grown Up January 25th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,740
Posted By Rowan
Re: My feelings are sooo hurt

Has everything been ok since then?
Forum: Grandparents & Grandchildren January 25th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,067
Posted By Rowan
Forum: In-laws January 25th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Dear nonmymouse,

How wise you are! There is too much about your post that hits home as well as being valuable advise, to mention it all.

Your advice did not fall in deaf ears and I...
Forum: Open Chat January 25th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,726
Posted By Rowan
Re: How's the weather

We have a 2500HD diesel pickup and they do infact run much colder and use very little fuel while idling, which is good cause we have to put a cover over the grill all winter long and plug in the...
Forum: Open Chat January 24th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,726
Posted By Rowan
Re: How's the weather

:D In Montana near Yellowstone, elevation 5,714 ft above sea level.
Forum: Open Chat January 24th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,726
Posted By Rowan
Re: How's the weather

When I left for work this morning it was -33 F. Thats temp, not wind chill. Luckily the wind isn't blowing much today like it usually is. The truck only started because we have it plugged into...
Forum: In-laws January 24th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

I think this.....one paragraph with everything in it thats needed all wrapped up nicely. :clap:
Forum: In-laws January 24th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Blackbox,

Yes, your responses sound harsh but aren't unwelcomed as I did ask for advice. :)

However......I'm getting the impression that you think my relationship with my son is unhealthy. ...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Funny you both should mention that my son has some growing up to do. My husband as said the same thing to me. I took offense, cause he's my son afterall, but he's right...and you two are right...
Forum: Children January 23rd, 2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,480
Posted By Rowan
Re: How many? How did you decide?

I have five children.

Three are from my first marriage of 20 years, ages are 25, 23 and 19. The "number" was never really discussed, it just happened that way.....with no regret at all.

The...
Forum: Children January 23rd, 2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,607
Posted By Rowan
Re: Children home alone

I have never left any of my children home alone until they were 13, or if they weren't mature enough at 13, later.
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Good questions!

Unfortunately, I have no idea if she knows it was my sons idea about the living arrangements. She may in fact think it was me offering just to be more privy to things. :eek: ...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Crude. I'm not real good with getting the full story out, the first time around. :D

The living arrangements, when/if they make it here, were exactily why I went ahead and asked about the savings...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

I agree! I need to let this all go. After talking about it here and rehashing it over and over again in my head, it really isn't about me getting in her way, its between them.
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

I should give alittle further information regarding the above post:

My son, and supposedly my DIL, were the ones to intiate the idea of moving here. I never once asked them to and this all came...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

It does help, absolutely! Any insight into MIL/DIL relationships will help.

I'm the mother of 4 sons and one daughter so this is all new to me.:o

This whole thing is confusing....it's like...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

They are supposedly moving here, which is several states away. My son and I have always been extremely close, there hasn't ever been a subject that was off limits. A couple weeks ago, he was...
Forum: In-laws January 23rd, 2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,181
Posted By Rowan
Re: A Couple ?'s for the DILs Out There

Good one!

I didn't think that a "false face with the ILs" was something that was going on or would happen. I thought when I met her that thats exactily how she was. Things are alittle...
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