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  • If Obama wins (which he very well may) what will happen next?

    I'm not being funny or snarky here, but based on what I have seen on Yahoo Answers and other sites, there are a lot of people who think Obama is a Muslim, America hater yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm sure you have seen it.

    I guess what I'm truly thinking is ---if Obama wins, what do you think would conceivably happen? Serious thoughts only, please. I'm very curious to see what others are thinking.

    And for the record--I am not a Pro-or anti Obama--I haven't decided on who I will vote for. Just call me a curious Independent. :)

    21 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Do you honestly think that McCain or Obama has the answers to get out country on track?

    I mean, do you honestly think that either one of these guys has the "magic bullet" that will make things better? I don't--I see each of them simply spewing party line politics--which don't tell me SQUAT!! I'm truly skeptical about both. What do you think? And--be honest, don't just give me the "party line rhetoric". Be introspective.

    21 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Anyone had problems with registered Starbucks card promotion perks?

    I was wondering if anyone has had problems with getting the "perks" (free syrup etc.) that you supposedly get from registering your Starbucks card. I registered mine, but everytime I use it, it doesn't get deducted. I am relegated to reminding the barista EVERYTIME I go that my card is registered which is completely stupid since I as the customer is now the watchdog. I've already complained to the company but I was wondering if this happened to anyone else or is your card working just fine? I'm curious about other people's experiences.

    1 AnswerNon-Alcoholic Drinks1 decade ago
  • Am I wrong to be mad?

    I have had this friend since the 5th grade. I have always known her to be flighty and very self centered, yet we have managed to remain friends all these years--partly because I truly love her 2 kids. I have always been there for her and listened to her problems and helped her whenever she needed it.

    I recently had a child of my own. When I decided to have my son baptized, I threw a huge party including all my family and my friends. My friend said the entire family was coming.

    Well, they never showed. No phone call or anything. I was, of course, hurt. So, I called her. She gives me this big speech about how she thought it was the following weekend and she has been scatterbrained since the family business is going under--and lots of other things going on in her life.

    That was basicially the last straw. My mom thinks I should give her a break, but this was HUGELY important to me. She had a chance to be there for me and she blew it. Am I wrong to be so upset?

    15 AnswersFriends1 decade ago
  • Am I wrong to feel so sad about having only one child?

    I gave birth to my son 6 months ago--a miracle child primarily because at 39, I wasn't sure if I would ever have a child. My doctor told me that this guy would be it because of complications and other health related issues. He is such a blessing!

    The thing is that my sister-in-law and my brother are trying to have a second child. My other brother and his wife have 2 children as well. Though I am hopeful for my sister-in-law to get pregnant and have a sibling for my niece, there is a part of me that is jealous that they may be able to have another child. I feel bad that I feel this way. I know I should feel blessed that I could have at least 1 child because so many women can't even have that.

    Is this a normal thing for a woman with one child to feel this way--this longing for another child? I feel so conflicted--sad about the not having another child thing --and then shameful that I'm even thinking this way to begin with. Any insights?

    46 AnswersParenting1 decade ago
  • Why do people act like this?

    Ok so, I am currently 38 weeks pregnant. When I talk to people, they inevitably ask me what I'm having. When I tell them it's a boy, some of them look at me with this sympathetic look and a few have even said, "Well look on the bright side, at least you can have a child." I am 38 years old and I never thought I would ever have a child, so this baby is truly a blessing. Plus, he will probably be the only one since it was tricky to get pregnant with him anyway.

    I have a friend who is also pregnant and just found out she is having a girl. She says, "Thankfully I am having a girl." What does that mean? "Oh, you know, girls will always be close to you while boys won't."

    Is there some kind of awful thing for a woman to have a boy instead of a girl? Why does that instill pity? A woman can't be close with her son, only with a daughter? Yes raising a boy is different, and I may never have a daughter. So I'm to mourn the inevitable day I lose him forever?

    Your thoughts?

    28 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Who has had to take the 3 hour glucose tolerance test?

    I just found out today that I failed my initial glucose tolerance test (I'm 26 weeks pregnant) and now I have to take a 3 hour test. Has anyone ever failed the first test but come up ok on the 2nd one? I'm really bummed because I have been very careful in choosing healthy things to eat during my pregnancy---and yet I still may have gestational diabetes. I haven't even gone crazy with food cravings!!! I'm wondering about the special diet you have to be on if you are indeed diabetic--is it extremely restrictive? Also, after you had your child, did it go away? My doctor says it will go away but I have heard about people remaining diabetic afterwards. Before I got pregnant I made sure my glucose levels were in check--because I was worried about this very thing.

    I was just curious about other people's experiences with this situation. Thanks!

    12 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Is this a normal reaction when you are pregnant?

    I am pregnant for the first time--at 38. I am single, so there is no father around. I have waited and wanted a child for so long, so I am obviously excited at the prospect of having a child. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant. :)

    The one thing I am having difficulty with is I am terrified of having a boy. While I know on a logical level that I will love my child regardless of whether or not I have a girl or a boy, I am having dreams that my son will grow up and never be around or that he will marry a woman who hates me and keeps him from me and we won't have a relationship in his adulthood. I keep thinking that if I have a girl, I will have a close relationship with my daughter, but if it is a boy, I won't. Why am I thinking this way? Is this a normal pregnancy thing?

    I have a 18 month old nephew whom I adore and get along well with--so why would I think otherwise of my own child? I would love to hear if others have had this same experience and how you dealt with it.

    12 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Why does my family rely on me so much? It's driving me crazy!?

    My mother and father babysit thier grandchildren and are always calling me to come over after work to give them a break. Both my brothers, who are married, are always calling me to babysit their kids so they can go out. My parents are alway relying on me to watch their house when they go on vacation or help out with projects at their house.

    I work full time, and I'm single so they feel that since I'm not "with anyone" or have any children of my own, I am their "go to girl" in a pinch. I am single--and I never have any time to go out and meet people. Hell, I haven't had a date in 7 years!! If I say no to them, I get the guilt trip and the cold shoulder until I relent.

    I want a life of my own, too. I moved to the next town to get away from the constant plees for help before the grandchildren showed up. Now that they are here, I want to see them, but there are conditons attached. How do I get my family to realize I'm a person with needs as well? I don't know what to do.

    6 AnswersFamily1 decade ago
  • How do I get through this?

    I am 38 years old and currently going through AI to get pregnant. The first time I tried, everything went like clockwork--I ovulated right on time and went in for AI. Unfortunately, I didn't get pregnant and got my period 4 days early. Then when I was supposed to ovulate again (which has been consistent around day 12-14 for 6 months) I didn't ovulate between day 12-14. I started panicking that I would never ovulate again. I had to order a "specimien" for delivery becuase it was over Labor Day weekend and they were closed. The thing only stays frozen for 7 days in the container they provide. Well, the specimen went bad before I actually ovulated---which was day 18 (but would have been right on target if I had my period at the normal time).

    I am getting ready for my period again and another round. I know I have to relax, but in the back of my mind I'm worried that things won't work out this time becuase of what happened last time. How do I relax and not get paranoid??

    5 AnswersTrying to Conceive1 decade ago
  • What's your take on this situation?

    My sister in law is always harping on my family, pointing out our faults. She is always ordering us around--Close the door!! Get me this!! She is always telling us how to live our lives, yet if we point out any of her faults, she gets upset and sends my brother over to tell us back off and she is entitled to her opinion.

    I came over the other night to babysit my niece so that she and my brother could go on a "date." Their house was a mess--I cleaned up the toys and put them away and even helped my niece clean up her room. When they came home, she saw I had cleaned up. She looks in the kitchen and has the audacity to say "Well, you could have put the dishes in the dishwasher." I was so upset, I couldn't even say anything.

    My family keeps on saying "That's just how she is." I believe that behaviors continue only if they are allowed. My mother has asked me not to say anything in the name of family peace but I really think she is going too far. How should I handle this?

    18 AnswersFamily1 decade ago