Apachie: I'm so, SO sorry that Serenity has been so ill, there isn't much scarier than an ill child, even when they are getting proper treatment, just because no one wants their baby sick! Next is a sick animal (since they can't talk), and finally, a sick husband, well, because they CAN talk! (just kidding, sorta) :0)
Maple: Totally SUCKS when people make the CHOICE to be impolite ASS-hats, because it comes down to a CHOICE, and 99% of the time it has ZERO to do with the person whom they are taking their BS out on (PAIGE...THINK OF "C" HERE totally!!)...I'm really so pleased for you getting your finances to such a great place; as that is truly such a weight off and an awesome feeling! At least you've got THAT to show for time spent around the poeple being jerks...you're benefiting and they can just keep on BEING JERKS to their hearts content!
Paige: I'm so glad you guys got away for a few days. You needed that...now...to get rid of the awful MIL-to-be!! :0) I'm also glad you're having the cholecystectomy. You'll feel tons better after, and THEN you can try for a baby once everything calms down. In fact, its quite a blessing you WEREN'T PREGO NOW...studies show that babies growing inside of stressed/overworked/unpleasantly treated (like by "C"!) mom's develop an overgrowth of catecholamine receptor sites, and in many cases will grow up to be kids who will try to SEEK OUT reasons to feel anxious to fill those stress-hormone-receptors! I believe it, as my mom was so stressed throughout her gestation with me, and I'm a stress ball 70% of the time. As well, my husbands ex-wife was a NUT THROUGHOUT her pregnancy with Jake, and he's an AWESOME KID, yet we literally had to a TRAIN HIM HOW TO REDIRECT "stress"into other, more productive emotions as a young boy...it did work, but he would cry or overworry at the drop of a hat until about age 12! THAT was tough to deal with! Anyway, God is wonderful, and puts miracles, such as children, into our lives at the right time, even if it doesn't always feel right to us when we have to WAIT.
OK...MORE stuff to say in a bit...gotta, well, PEE (am I classy or WHAT? Ugh. Sorry!) & also STARVING, so going to eat something! (((hugs))) to y'all! :0)