On Finding Like-Minded Lady Friends (IRL)

Last night I went out for "girls dinner" with a bunch of my female friends, as we do 4-5 times a year. I always drag my feet and hem and haw about it, despite the fact that 3 out of the 5 other dinner-goers are actually in my upcoming wedding, so they are close friends. I love them dearly; they are sweet, kind, fun… » 11/14/14 7:55am 11/14/14 7:55am

GUILT! For Laughing at My Cat...

Does anyone else get overwhelmed with guilt when your little furry slapstick comics make you uncontrollably crack up, even if you know what just transpired scared the bejeezus out of them?
One of our cats just tried to visit me my leaping onto my desk. I had a bulletin board that I'm plannign on putting up hanging off… » 12/12/13 11:09am 12/12/13 11:09am

Care Package For Postpartum?

Hive mind! Halp!
A peripheral friend* recently gave birth. It was a high risk pregnancy, and while the baby is healthy, mom had a serious time of it. She had many complications and lost 1/3 of her blood. She's refused visitors for the first three weeks, and according to the dad, she completely shuts down when her… » 12/07/13 12:37pm 12/07/13 12:37pm

You hit the nail on the head with this one. Mr. Farce's SiL (ugh, soon to be my SiL) is notorious for this kind of behavior. She lucked out with a quick labor and a rapid recovery. She's not fit, she doesn't eat well, and she's a moron; nothing you say, however, would detract form her belief that she must have had the… » 12/06/13 8:26am 12/06/13 8:26am

Does "Open Thread" mean I can kind of threadjack? I don't mean to (yes I do) but HOLY BALLS MY MOTHER or Is It Ever Okay to Inquire about Someone's Discussions with Her Doctor? » 10/31/13 9:32pm 10/31/13 9:32pm