WTF 2013?? Arg! I'm like, "Who is that?" Ugh. Though "This book is supposed to be Anne Of Green Gables NOT Anne Does Green Gables!" is the best Amazon review comment ever (in the Guardian article).
I had the 1982 cover originally and really like it, even though I know it's from the TV miniseries (sacrilege!). Of the rest, I like 2006 the best.
By Shara on Friday Open Thread
@sophia_h I'm sorry, I had a really similar frustration with my mother when I had a newborn. Eventually I gave up expecting anything out of her, and I've been happier since. No, I don't have the kind of mother that everyone else seems to, and no, my kid won't have the grandma I'd love her to be. The only way I could get through the first months was to be extremely selfish, focusing only on myself and my baby. New motherhood is exhausting enough without having to try to put energy into fixing old relationships.
In a few months you'll be getting more sleep and able to think straight again, and maybe you can try to deal with her then. I'm really sorry you're having a hard time, lady.
@sophia_h You already know this, I think, but just an agreement that: you can only do so much. You have responsibilities to yourself, to your family, to take care of all of you. And that means protecting all of you from harm, emotional and otherwise. You and your baby come first. You have the right to take care of your health, emotional and otherwise, and your baby's health. You have the right not to feel guilty for protecting yourself. Sometimes there's nothing that you can say that will make someone hear you. No matter how she perceives this, you have the right to protect your family and yourself.
By rosaline on Friday Open Thread
@jazzloon Would you mind sharing a link to the article here? It sounds like it would be worth reading, and I'd love to if you don't mind a little additional publicity.
By phipsi on Friday Open Thread
@MrsTeacherFace My friends have kids who were born post-9/11, and they recently discussed it in their social studies class...and yeah....thinking about learning 9/11 history in school is pretty weird.
@Jinxie My advice on pretty much every aspect of life is TRUST YOUR SPIDEY SENSE. My mom taught me this, only she called it my red flag. "You trust when that red flag goes up; don't worry about being rude or anything else girls are taught to be. Don't ignore it just to be polite."
Now, maybe he's just excitable and harmless and blah blah, but seriously, trust your instincts.
@coolallison "tiny dachshund's ass wound from the raccoon fight"
That is just a beautiful little poem of a sentence fragment.
@jazzloon Standing (sitting?) in solidarity with the nervous poopers, ie: anxiety poops. The worst.
By karenb on Friday Open Thread
@MrsTeacherFace i think it's the same urge that makes them tell people with new tattoos that they'll regret it once they're old? (i never really understood it either.)
By Verity on Friday Open Thread
I start my new job on Monday! It is as a Graduate Trainee Library Assistant (translation: you spend a year getting to experience what being a librarian is like and learning the ropes, so you then have the required experience to get a place on a Library Studies Master's course if you want to do it as a career) at a big law library. I'm looking forward to it, although it's pretty scary.
My boyfriend and I have been living together for just under four weeks now. It's going okay - I am crying less, and am less homesick - but I am all stressed and angry and sad because I feel like I spend all my time trying to get stuff done (like cleaning and shopping and cooking), but I am crap and waste loads of time, so I neither accomplish that well nor get to do any of the fun things I wanted to do in this pre-work period (going to museums and reading, essentially). I am very cross with myself.