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by Melody
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: My dad. A sad story.
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re: My dad. A sad story.

I hear you. I'm in an area that has been hit hard. DH is an essential worker (and some of his coworkers have already tested positive). Although we're thankful for the income (my jobs are all on hold). My college kids are home and one is delivering groceries to the elderly. My younger kids are adjust...
by Melody
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6463

Re: How is everyone doing?

@Jigglypuff - wow, sorry you're getting hit so hard! Although isn't it nice the way this also brings out the good in people? Its also nice to enjoy, in a way, simpler times. Please stay safe! @Phred - Glad to hear you are adapting well. I'm with you as I worry about elderly friends (particularly one...
by Melody
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: IN LAW SURVIVORS STORY
Replies: 10
Views: 2616

Re: IN LAW SURVIVORS STORY

I haven't gotten rid of mine unfortunately, but contact has been GREATLY reduced over the years. DH and I went for counseling and the counselor said to me that I can't ask DH to go NC with his stepmonster because she is his (BARF!!!) "mother figure". The counselor DID however tell him that DH is res...
by Melody
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: What has MIL ridiculed you for?
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: What has MIL ridiculed you for?

My sister can't use them either. What a dumb thing to ridicule you for. DH's stepmonster laughed because I had "zits" when I was pregnant. Yea, and? My child's health took priority over vanity. I had to bite my lip a bit because I didn't call her the "walking hemorrhoid" that she is. After that I wa...
by Melody
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6463

Re: How is everyone doing?

Thanks for the great update Ruby! My hubs is only a few years away from collecting a now rare defined benefit pension. So yea, I get it! Your SIL (just in case you didn't already know) is an idiot! Could you imagine anyone coming down with both viruses because of her stupidity? UGHHH!!! Regarding th...
by Melody
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6463

How is everyone doing?

These are some very interesting times right now. How is everyone holding up? I'm pretty lucky. I was supposed to start a new job and be on a television show, but these were both put on hold. My two college kids are home, and my younger two are home schooling. We're running low on TP (WTF is THAT all...
by Melody
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Fictional characters we can learn from
Replies: 0
Views: 4009

Fictional characters we can learn from

Not quite "NON in-law talk" here, but its not specific to anyone. But I thought this could be fun. Does anyone else watch Bob Hearts Abishola? I adore Abishola's best friend Kemi - particularly after this last episode. Kemi is dating a moma's boy Chukwuemeka and as soon as his mother opens her mouth...
by Melody
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Informed Delivery... MIL sent something
Replies: 9
Views: 3462

Re: Informed Delivery... MIL sent something

Happy Belated Birthday! OK, I KNOW the angst you must be feeling right now. If you can help it, just ignore the email or even put it in your "spam" folder. You probably got so much mail or FB wishes that it would have been easy to miss an email. So let MIL sweat a little. If DH tells you mummy said ...
by Melody
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2864

Re: HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Freedom Day, and clank of the champagne glasses. I don't think I'll ever be as fortunate to experience this - DH's stepmonster is young (and I'm older than DH) and sucks souls and drinks the blood of young babies. But man, I can't imagine ever being stuck NEXT DOOR to her. Ughh! You endured qu...
by Melody
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!

PutMILinHerPlace - I'm with you on this. Although in the past stepmonster and FIL have called up throwing fits about not getting thank you notes when they mailed something 48 hours before (weeks late I might add). So I'm afraid it would still turn into a "thing" because of DH. WhyOhWhy - I couldn't ...
by Melody
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Barf - Jocasta Post
Replies: 3
Views: 2879

Barf - Jocasta Post

So this showed up on my facebook feed. I have a 19 and 13 (almost 14) year old son. Um yuck? And out of my four kids the almost 14 year old is most like me. And STILL ick! https://herviewfromhome.com/motherhood-son-growing-up-slowest-breakup/?fbclid=IwAR0QNJQgvkiUv1YFLYrhShbX1Be2jdieMrCAb_bXAKGJdIah...
by Melody
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Update on the delusional, evil in-laws
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Update on the delusional, evil in-laws

Mara - so sorry you are still doing this. Please don't believe the crap that the ex's obligatory posse is so "subtly" throwing at you. MAYBE your ex isn't a threat (and you would know best) but what you've said about your exFIL makes me nervous. Maybe you SHOULD pursue a restraining order. Seriously...
by Melody
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!

Gotta love the Ting Tings! :) I am SO happy for you that the mandatory phone calls have diminished so much. What does he do with all that free time now, lol! I so relate to what you are saying about not involving you. Sometimes they just don't get it! Nevermind slips that they THOUGHT were "harmless...
by Melody
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!

Things had been peaceful and quiet for a few weeks, and we all know what that means. Yesterday we get three cards in the mail with a return address from the lair. Two cards were normal addressed cards to each of the two younger kids - nothing for the two older kids. Granted one is in college (and th...
by Melody
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Happy New Year (Feb.3) Remember me? Thank you!
Replies: 7
Views: 2877

Re: Happy New Year (Feb.3) Remember me? Thank you!

Hi JPHH - of course I remember you! Thank you for a nice update and enjoy the serenity!