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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: Mike Stivic

originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
Night, no need to leave now. I was about to make my own special blend Shed style coffee for you.



Love that pic!

Thanks for sharing it!

Maybe run it through that program you use..



Respectfully,
~meathead


End result


Mixed with this to achieve above look



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:46 PM
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Night, this reminds me of you...



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
Night, this reminds me of you...


Oooooh, that is sooo cool! Love it! I love the one above that pic too!



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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Hello Light!

Hello Chels!

Hello Sheye!

Chels, yep, the children are our future. Sorry you are going through whatever it is you are going through Hun!





posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:22 AM
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:23 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star



😂



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

LOL! You're up late or early. I haven't been to bed yet. I had to share that pic. I had seen it quite some time ago and then it popped up on facebook again so I nabbed it.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: chelsdh

Hi chelsdh,
I worked for many years in the IT dept of a large company, in the same dept (but different team) as my (future) wife Chrissie.
When we decided to get married and start a family my health hadn't been very good - mainly as a result of my stressful job there, but Chrissie was doing well and really enjoying her career at that time, so we decided that I would take some time out to recover my health, and that I would then be the stay-at-home parent when the time came.

Our first child arrived just under a year after our wedding (Honeymoon baby?? I like that!! LOL), and 6 months later Chrissie went back to work...

I think that being a stay-at-home dad was one of the hardest (and most rewarding) jobs that I've ever done, but it gave me a focus & motivation that was missing before.
The biggest challenges that I faced were the boredom and social isolation.
All of my friends were working during the day, and I didn't have the support network of "other mums" to fall back on. They always seemed to be popping round to friends houses for a coffee or taking one another's kids to soft-play or whatever... but I understood that it might seem inappropriate for a guy to be invited into that sacred circle! LOL

I remember the horrible feeling of 20 or 30 mums staring at me when I took my wee boy to soft-play! (Being the only guy there!!! ughh) But I got into a good routine where I deliberately went to the same places at the same time each week so that they "got used to me" being there, and it worked.
Over time they seemed to relax and came to understand that, although it wasn't "normal" here at that time (for the guy to be the one at home looking after the child) that it was actually OK!

All of the under-5 "toddler" groups (including the one in our local School) were called "Mother and Toddler" groups too, which wasn't very helpful or inviting for a Dad, but I met the toddler mums in the local park one day and when I explained my situation they immediately invited me to join! They even changed the name of the group to "Parent & Toddler" as a result of our conversation. That went well and I think they enjoyed having a guy there - even if just to help with all of the heavier jobs!

We had our second child 4 years after the first, and when Chrissie took maternity leave that time, she mentioned how guilty and jealous she'd been; working while I was at home with the baby...
I hadn't really thought about it from that angle before!
Luckily, we had the opportunity for Chrissie to accept a good redundancy package from the company and that allowed her to stay home for a while and freed me up to set up my own small company and get back to "real" work.

Like you, I never really saw myself as being a "stay-at-home" parent, but when the time came, it was obvious that it was the best choice for us as a family and (although it was VERY challenging) I don't regret it for a second.

Our boys are now 12 and 8 and both doing great.
We often get complimented on them and their behaviour and it still gives me a sense that I must have got... at least something right!! LOL

I think on some deep level we must all be programmed to become a "parent" when the time comes??

Anyway, I KNOW how hard it can be. But the results are definitely worth it!

I'm sure you're doing just great.

Gx
edit on 13-3-2018 by Gordi The Drummer because: fix spelling



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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I am absolutely knackered.

The new flat is just about ready to rent out now, just a couple of wee electrical jobs to do...
I finished painting this morning, after a couple of trips to the DIY store. I also lubricated all of the window locks & sliders, took everything out of the loft (attic) like old paint tins, boxes etc, then removed all of the rubbish and the decorating tools & stuff from the flat. (Down two big flights of stairs!) Wiped down all the surfaces, swept all the floors... etc.
It's looking pretty good now though!
Also been helping my big sis find a new car and finding a buyer for her old one...
and taking Chrissie's car round to the garage to get the tyres fixed or replaced... while she drives my car! Hang on... LOL

I did manage to do a good deed today though... A young mum was struggling at the DIY store with her baby buggy and a huge shopping trolley, so I offered to help her out to her car and she gratefully accepted! Turned out that her car was awaaaaay at the other end of the car park... but hey ho what can you do! LOL

I need a drink... is it Friday yet??


PS - What has four letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but NEVER has 5 letters.
edit on 13-3-2018 by Gordi The Drummer because: I wanted to add comment



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Hi Gordi -

You were a Good Samaritan today. I gave your post a star just for the word "knackered".


Oh, and RE: your PS:
Correct!



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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Gordi, loved your story of being an at home Dad!

Glad the flat is almost ready. I see you put a lot of work into it. Kudos for your good deed today!

Hello Shepherd!

It looks like a Winter wonderland out there. Heavy wet snow and windy. Severe weather alert here. Gah, hope I don't lose power. 15000 outages in Rhode Island. Different places are giving different info for my area, but it's a LOT of snow out there already and the storm isn't over yet.

Looks like this...




posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer


No doubt you are knackered ... I got tired just reading about it , and I swear my back started hurting more.
I’m sure the flat looks lovely...and you will have one happy tenant soon.

Cool word puzzle. It’s so obvious , yet so easy to overlook.

* waves to Sheddites *
edit on 13-3-2018 by Sheye because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Not sure you are correct but I think you are on the right track! I'm useless at riddles.


ETA Gordi, how much is the rent? Asking for a friend...

edit on 13/3/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Not sure you are correct but I think you are on the right track! I'm useless at riddles.


ETA Gordi, how much is the rent? Asking for a friend...


I believe she was saying correct to the statement. Look at the riddle as a statement instead of a question and you see it is correct.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:09 PM
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Hi Sheye!

Hi Light!

Our lovely Kaelci wrote this...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Night Star


Aaaagh .. that’s a lot of snow Night. Hope you don’t lose power. Try not to fret, and just enjoy the coziness of your home and the beauty of the snow. You can’t do much about it anyhow... so grab a hot chocolate or coffee , and try to roll with it best you can.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Sheye

originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Not sure you are correct but I think you are on the right track! I'm useless at riddles.


ETA Gordi, how much is the rent? Asking for a friend...


I believe she was saying correct to the statement. Look at the riddle as a statement instead of a question and you see it is correct.

This ^^^.
Sheye is correct also.




Hi Night & Light!

edit on 3-13-2018 by PrairieShepherd because: Clarity!



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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OK, come on! Somebody just slap the four letters out of me because now I feel really expletive stupid. Do it when Gordi ain't looking though because that would only make me feel more embarrassed.

Thanks Gordi! Sigh....

ETA Night Light. LOL Made me think of this, when there is no Night Light ROFL


edit on 13/3/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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Think I referred to PrairieShepard as a female and now I think I was wrong about that.

Can you straighten it out for me Shep ? I think I made a huge booboo , and my apologies if I offended you.😕




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