Holy crap!

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Registered: 12-16-2001
Holy crap!
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Thu, 05-09-2013 - 5:56am

For so long, I've been trying to leave messages on the boards!  I go to respond to somebody, sign in, and an iVillage message tells me I'm not authorized.  Um... OK. I miss posting here.  I've wanted to respond to some of your posts & couldn't.  Wanted to vent & ask your opinions, couldn't.  Guess I'll hit "submit" and see if this goes through...

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Registered: 12-16-2001
In reply to: ketue
Thu, 05-09-2013 - 6:21am

I'll be damned, it worked this time!  Guess I'll give a quick update while I'm "authorized" today...

21yo dd is thoroughly enjoying being of-age.  And I'm pleased she's being responsible about it, too. She just finished her Junior year and has her last year of college planned out.  8 credits over the summer, 12 in the fall, 12 in the spring - BOOM!  GRADUATE!  :-)  She's applying to the study-abroad office to do her fall semester at University College of Dublin (Ireland). Waiting to hear back from that...

Niece girl started community college in the fall.  Did pretty well first semester.  End of November she turned 18.  Met a boy ("boy" is 23).  Fell "in love."  Got a job as a cashier at Sears.  Christmas came & went, she totalled my husband's car en route to visit her dad, brother & sister Christmas morning. January - new semester starts, she maxes out her student loans (tuition/fees/books are all covered by grants). Moves in with her boyfriend.  Gets fired from her job from calling in sick too much. In March, her dad gets a new job in Houston (we're in Michigan).  His parting gift to his daughter is his car, which is not registered or insured, nor is it in good repair as he never did even the basic maintenance. By March, she's dropped out of school.  She & boyfriend arguing over $$$.  Things are not going well.  Their solution - pack up the car & move to Texas to move in with niece's mom.  (She begged her dad for money to get the car repaired so it would make the trip.)

Once she hit 18, there was no telling her anything. "I'm an adult, I do what I want." was the attitude.  Really, I'm kind of relieved she's gone.  Now her own parents can deal with the constant drama.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 05-09-2013 - 9:54am

Thanks for the update! Sorry that your niece is kind of 'falling apart'. Hopefully she'll come around at some point. Sounds like your dd is doing great and maturing into a fine young lady. I always get the 'not authorized' message when I sign in (which seems to be every time I come to the boards as it never keeps me signed in like it used to. And I have to sign in not once but twice each time). For me even when I get the 'not authorized' message I'm able to go back to the board and post anyway.

Pam
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Registered: 07-30-1997
In reply to: suzyk2118
Thu, 05-09-2013 - 5:30pm

...yep, takes lots of perseverence.

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Registered: 12-16-2001
In reply to: ketue
Sat, 05-11-2013 - 2:10pm

It's Saturday, I'll try to persevere.

Yep, I was pretty disappointed w/ niece-girl's choices.  After coming from behind to graduate, she made it to the top of her class, won the school's scholarship.  We worked hard to get her considered an independent student for financial aid - college was all paid for.  Just to watch her drop out after a semester & move back to Dysfunction, TX... 

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Registered: 12-16-2001
In reply to: ketue
Sat, 05-11-2013 - 2:11pm

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Registered: 01-23-2003
In reply to: ketue
Thu, 05-16-2013 - 8:10pm

Wow!  I got through finally.  I was getting the same message last week.  This time I just started clicking on random links and got to this page.  Now, I've got to remember what I was trying to say LAST WEEK when I couldn't respond to various posts.  Geez.