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from wordwhore :
yeah, i'm afraid that'll be all i can come up with too - that's why i don't wanna go!
from thecrankyone :
I tried to leave a comment, but diaryland wouldn't let me. {{hugs}} and congratulations that you are finally done with that. I'm sure you probably are dealing with every emotion in the book right now. Hope its all downhill now. Happy rest of your life ahead of you
from ingridwrites :
Anything for you. It is deleted. ;)
from orgami :
GLad things are going along for you too Chaos Lori and I had a bit of a time last night despite it all i managed to only pack my bags and eleminate all the photos of myself or that i had taken off the computer dual core at that strange what anger does at times but we want to work on this we are i think from here on in for the rest see how it goes see lots of places for rent i have long hair and a nose ring an earring and a tatto on my left hand and im six one but i have never had trouble renting before in articulate and polite when im polished up and dressed up anyway love your photos mine posts on FAcebook so far I have to get some new shots of North Bay the two railroads that come through town now or at least abutte into town down at the lake the main strip the mall the escarpment the airport and then the brush the forest all around and summer will get here one day until again your freind Steven (orgami)
from orgami :
a cooler and a roadtrip missed your park photos but its been damned cold biking to work for me too work is slow at the moment we have ducks in a little ditch in suburbia on the way home i see every day they are so funny two in such a little clear water filled home anyway road trip its been years since i have gone on a long trip we make trips locally for an hour on the bus to see Loris daughter but i havent been on an all day drive since forever i remember those days driving i was then before the seizures and them taking my liscence away of course for safety sake San Diego all i know is the zoo from photos when i was a kid or television shows will eventually google or wait for your photos to post love being a voyeur on this site too bad i never went gold and posted either My facebook is all i have Steven Howard Schamehorn if you dare want to know more then what you already care to know about me here heh heh way to Go Chaos a new chapter in your life some meaningful new existance i dont know if i could break away from Lori here its so nice this place this yard we hve our troubles though emotional stuff from mental issues of course anxietys etc but we are still going onward thank god for the computer and doors that can shut keep my life with me and her life out there give us space I have so loved reading your Diary over the years so far that we have known each other I must say and Mordorr the only other who keeps in touch so far well others keep popping in and out anyway take care for now im sure it will warm up again soon your cinnamon buns look so yummy we have a bakery opening up soon near the Macs store just up the street aways I am most certian we will be buying sticky buns again Bye for now Steven
from fifidellabon :
Ah, the tension, that is exactly what I have decided on since doing all the FAQ reading. I deffo have the swearing down, though! Hmmm...don't be surprised if I write you with sewing questions. How wonderful it must be to understand the blasted machines! xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
I get it!!! I finally get the "neener" thing! Wow, dawn breaks slllooowwwllyyy on my horizon! But you never gave up on me, did you? Rock on, Sistah!!! xoFifi
from just2cusmile :
i keep emailing my username/password to you and its coming back as a failed email-here is my email addy email me something so i can make sure i have your right email pals4ever84@yahoo.com Patti
from princesscee :
A short lesson on archiving and linking later, and the other years have shown up. Thanks for finding out I did it wrong! :)
from princesscee :
Try July 5 2007. Though, my blood tests from a few weeks ago show nothing wrong with me. All my levels were normal again. Weird stuff.
from care99bare :
I am EMBARASSINGLY far behind. I guess i've been very caught up in myself. I'm glad you're taking action and doing something for yourself - it sounds like you've made the best decision you can. I'm amazed things are going this smoothly (sounds sarcastic, but it's not), and i wish you all the goodness in the world to help you find your place!
from diary--user :
I live in Sioux City, a mere thirty minutes from Le Mars. Depending on car fixes and stuff, I might be able to go to Le Mars. Otherwise you could come to Sioux City!
from princesscee :
Just an FYI... I got bored sitting all by myself at work, so I was catching up on the old stuff again. :)
from elliestuff :
I had no idea you could get stuff like that in the e-mail.
from fifidellabon :
Oh, I shall deffo have to look that up. I think that there is one not too far from here. Thanks for the tip! xoFifi Pee Ess I love how you talk about the daily grind and that is exactly what you are doing!
from orgami :
Hello see things are going well and progressing for you in your diary thats a good thing you are a good person Im doing well went to a AA meeting and met someone who knows my half brother from Toronto Tony lives on the Rez i think or at least did last i heard funny small world the bike was free but it was practically brand new the one now is old and worn out like me so i can relate as it squeaks and clunks but its got wide mountian bike knobby tires that make this cool sound when i cruise so i love it cars are expensive insurance etc and with epilepsy insurance would be out of my range and the type of ep i have is the right temporal lobe in sleep kind liscence gone forever and thats a good thing miss my truck my 1981 Fordshortbox and miss the Oldsmobile 1998 98-Regency beautiful cleaned house with Loris help finally vacumed stairs laundry room did laundry actually did dishes helped Lori with her Human Pets thumbing Facebook app went for bike rides lots lately went to waterfront to meditate and calm down BACK on meds finally what a relief they love me at the job going to keep it not lose it but came close drinking is messed up people chose the bar drink sneak drink crash out and burn drink over families and relationships i did but will try to do the sober one day at a time thing and maybe check out the church of my choice not to be saved i have my darkness i like still but to just learn about the book blah blah blah cats are fine all cozy with their food water toys and sleeping spots Lori and I are actually doing well she just wants me to not slip into being a total asshole like her men of all before im the only one who helps out and thats because i want too well chaos i know you love your walks and I love the photos and I know you will find new places to explore in your new territory i moved many times and thought where is home but i found it here with my cats and love and freinds and work and the bike well someone will have found or have taken a good bike i will undoubtable see it around a good reminder of what my alcohol addiction does and can do to me if i take that very first drink take care and happy spring eh? Steven
from diary--user :
Hey, I just had a bunch of visitors on days that I didn't post. I'm wondering if it might be your SIL's. Do you mind sharing IP addresses? I won't give them out to anyone. I just would like to know why some people spent hours on my page when I hadn't posted anything new in a few days. Email me please at diary-user@hotmail.com Thank you
from catsoul :
Hi Again, I contacted sitemeter and asked for help. They suggested asking someone who was able to put in on Diaryland. Do you have supergold here. I only have gold. I have looked and tried a variety of ways to get it to work, and so far, I haven't accidentally made it happen. Any suggestions. I don't want to over bother you about it, but I thought it was interesting to know who was actually reading me sometimes. Thank you very much for the help you have given me, I do greatly appreciate the assistance. =^..^=
from fifidellabon :
Ah, well, now that is interesting, I had always thought that "neener" was a sort of a taunt. I shall deffo have to research it. Granted, I've only known of it for 5 or 6 years. I do love the language here! Now I'm off to read your diary! xoFifi
from catsoul :
Hi, I joined sitemeter, now I don't know how to get it on my page, can you help me with that please. Thank you. =^..^=
from princesscee :
Would you mind if I read back through your archives? I've only been reading since a little after your ankle, and I'm a bit curious as to how it all started. I'd like to get the bad parts out of the way before you get to the better life, and I can enjoy your new happy adventures!
from xx-mandi-xx :
hey :) i'm pretty much a lurker i emailed you before when you were trying to figure out who one your readers were, and i've commented before. hoping to keep reading my email is thesunandyourlips [@] gmail.com
from life-my-way :
I'm a new reader, probably a lurker, but I'd hate to lose you! If you'll let me, I'd love to keep reading. My email is life.my.way at gmail.com.
from junkmel1 :
Count me in as another suprised lurker...I'd like to keep reading, though. junkmel@yahoo.com Thanks!
from nccountry :
Hi, i'm also a lurker lol. i log on here everyday to see if youve updated and i find your diary very interesting. i would love to keep reading. nccountrygirl8@yahoo.com
from bananer07 :
Hi, I just lurk so I would understand if you don't want to give out your password, however I would love to continue reading! Rflynn413@yahoo.com
from noaddedme :
kairejayne@yahoo.com .... thanks!!!
from h2ophobic :
This is actually funny. I finally figured out to link to another diary and the first diary I linked to was you and now you're locked. May I please have your username and password? My email address is h20phobic@msn.com. Thanks!
from catsoul :
Hi, What a surprise, your diary is locked. If you would allow me to continue to read, I will need your password. Thank you. My e-mail address is: ambereyesforyou@yahoo.com
from blazingstar :
I'd love a password! noworries121@yahoo.com - sorry you had to lock up!
from theratqueen :
I know I've got your e-mail addy around here somewhere, but I can't find it. I'd love to keep reading you..so could you send me the password? moonshadowedrose@yahoo.com Hope all is well! -Meg aka Rattus Regina
from diary--user :
Please send me the password! I don't want to miss anything! diary-user@hotmail.com
from mpeacock :
tomigriffin@hotmail.com I don't want to go without my daily chaos!
from h2odragon :
*cry* You've locked? if I may, write me at summer_gale@yahoo.com. I hope nothing too awful happened.
from bindyree :
mother may I? :)
from nilliem :
You should see two emails from me...nilliem@yahoo.com, er..Anne Brian Miller, I think is the name that shows.
from nilliem :
Hi! I just realized that I've been cruising through your archives, and did not say Hello! I actually just started reading, and then was trying to play catch up. This is what happens when I get stuck home with a sick kid....brain goes on cruise, and I end up forgetting my manners. I've 'seen' you around, and have been visiting occasionally. I just didn't let *you* know it! Hope your Tuesday is marvelous! Anne
from sduckie :
Thanks, Chaos... :)
from musicman6724 :
Orion doesn't want anything on your dresser...he just wants to get up there. And annoy you. That's what cats do best. I don't know why I love them so much. Oh, and what would be the odds of getting that meatloaf recipe?
from sduckie :
Hi Chaos, I just got "Codependent No More" from the library!! :) However, I have noticed that I'm losing interest in the subject- think that means I am getting better? I really appreciate all your support of me... I am excited for your upcoming move... each entry you seem a step closer... so wishing you well on that!! Sunshine every day for you, real soon! Love, Duck
from rose-phoenix :
mmmm peanut squares! how are you? thank u so much for always giving me your thoughts on things and for sticking with me. have a great day!
from twoturtles :
Just a short note to tell you that when you just updated, it didn't show up in the "Recent public entries" thing. I don't know if you care about that sort of thing, I just wanted to tell you : )
from h2ophobic :
Thanks for sharing the photos. I especially love the one with Grampa holding him as a baby.
from sduckie :
did you read the codependency book? is it a good one? i need all the help i can get. :)
from ingridwrites :
Thanks. I hope that I stop whining about it shortly. :)
from noaddedme :
Thanks for the yarnsmith link. I went and read. It was good to read he wasn't some monster who'd been ignored. It was hard reading some of the comments, like how campus is full of race & sexual assaults (it's not, but we unfortunately have our share!) Knowing he came from a good family just proves even more that it was a mental problem of some sort (but more than just a prozac issue.) That's the first I've read of anyone who knew him besides his girlfriend. I don't know that we'll ever have satisfactory answers.
from twoturtles :
Hmmm... I'm not finding it. Do THEY know that I'm getting their internet? Am I keeping them from using their internet? Can I get in trouble for this or is it their responsibility to make sure I can't get on here? Am I asking too many questions? LOL!
from orgami :
Glad to hear you and your lawyer are getting things done Glad to hear that Man is mostly going along with things When my parents split i was only thirteen and messed up and they lived only miles apart and I got both sides of the barrels it wasnt too mess but it was an emotional number Love the photos of the trees we dont get all that much snow up here No lake effect thats way down further where i grew up and lived (like fourty miles or more) Not far really I moved so much over the years I have only so few precious photos left and stuff minor really Winter is here though and there is snow people are out on the lake like crazy with fish huts and snowmachines and cars i wear my toque and scarf and winter jacket and boots for my fifteen minute trek to the job and home My partner is not feeling well its winter i think its depressing she hates the cold and doesnt go out much its not like in summer with gardening and sitting out back with the trees in bloom and the barbeque i just keep on cleaning and looking after the cats and running errands and going to work hold down the fort and hope she can feel better as the month goes by we are both on medications though so that doesnt help I mean it does but the side effects well anyway glad to hear things are getting underway for you You deserve it as I have said all along I allways enjoy reading your diary here O
from thecrankyone :
Dude's temper reminds me a lot of Warrens. Depsite being very verbally advance, when it comes to how he is really feeling and dealing with tough emotional issues, he has an extrememly hard time. Anger is a very familiar and much easier emotion, especially for guys. Often when guys are depressed or anxious it comes out as anger. His behavior is totally NOT acceptable, but understandable. I think you were right to let him know if he doesnt' get a grip, someone will get him one. I tried the guest book, but d*land thinks I'm spamming you.
from h2odragon :
Dude! Where's your notes? Anyways I like the ideating idea .. I'll bring my pillow to work tomorrow .. haha!
from wilberteets :
I went through a divorce too. Welcome to the club. I knew my divorce was the right thing to do, but it was still painful. I'm going to go back and read your whole blog. I'm guessing your need for chocolate may be a little cranked up right now.
from rose-phoenix :
thank you so much for your note and well wishes. go to my guestbook...do you remember what you wrote about children? this was some time ago. funny huh?
from catsoul :
Yupe, we wondered about how the hell you can do that to an axle. He tells us just what he thinks we want and need to know. So it goes....
from blazingstar :
No way! You are my hero!
from for-tart :
You are off the hook as far as the Cowboys are concerned.
from wordwhore :
is that blocking a new thing with gold membership? course i'd have to know which ip it was, too...
from orgami :
what an asshole spend the money and get a really good lawyer Like I keep tellin you you deserve it why cater to his left-over residual drunken ego when he comes home listen i drank and was an asshole for years went bankrupt lost everything boo hoo for me right? wrong best thing that ever happened and you get to meet someone nice probably and get a nice life think about it it could actually happen someone has to make the move and im glad you are taking it it makes me feel angry when i read about the way you get treated maybe he will learn how to be a man and not a mommy do everything idiot like some men turn out to be i dont know just get a good lawyer thats all i remember from all the divorces i ever had to listen to or go through O
from orgami :
wishing you well with your new life i went bankrupt years ago lost truck house car kid ex etc and spent years being out there until now now i see my kid have good relations with the ex have a new girlfreind and a part time job and am happy again for the most part sure i groan on here but thats part of what i like about Diaryland anyway good for you you want more you deserve more Nancy Your freind Orgami
from sduckie :
Bravo, Chaos... the thing about people who drink is that they drink so they won't feel anything... so I dunno if he will let himself have any feelings. The important thing is you are doing this for yourself. Sending you support :) Duck p.s. I don't know if throwing away something will do it; I can't even bring myself to erase his old text messages from September off my phone!! Oh well I guess we (you and me) will both do what we need when it's time... love to you sister
from sduckie :
Thanks Chaos for catching up with me, and the compliment. I hope you enjoyed the marshmallow ice cream! Love Duck
from sduckie :
happy new year, chaos!
from forty-plus :
I tried to put this in comments but DLand kept telling me I'm a spammer! I'm not! Anyway here goes: I hear you about staying in bed! I agree with your advice. I am going to have to go back to no car, etc. until a job is had. I have to quit using all my other distractions as excuses for not taking care of what has to be done. Today I may have the opposite problem - I think my lump's a little brittle! :)
from for-tart :
Try upping the amount of baking soda you use to make it less "brittle". Good luck.
from just2cusmile :
our insurance wont cover tmj or any other dental work unless its caused by a accident and our dental insurance wont cover tmj either or braces for adults-sucks!!
from for-tart :
I think we should wager our pride. The loser would have to post either "I LOVE THE PACKERS" (me) or "I LOVE THE COWBOYS" (you) on a d-land entry and leave it up until the Super Bowl.
from prolifique :
I figured you'd think so, you wild woman! ;)
from prolifique :
Just...*hugs*
from fightn4life :
So glad you are having a better day, you deserve one…or two. A friend of mine goes to curves, when I everything all figured out I just may try and get back in shape, I have been doing so little for some time now. We'll it seems that way. I was thinking the same thing about this place, desperate housewives. LOL But a much older version. Enjoy you night, Sandyz (Your comment section called me a spammer) LOL
from orgami :
Wow a road trip how that must be so fantastic for you i went away for the weekend it was great only went forty miles but i loved it Tombstone wasnt that where that sheriff and those guys had the gun duel?? my favourite movie of all time (next to the Thing) Gunfight at the O'kay Corral all the versions of that movie Lori corrected me when i said Amerikan mythology she said it actually happened you are my Heroinne Chaos Arizona oh i can only dream i am so very happy for you!!!!!!!! ..O..
from cosmicrayola :
Did you remember the sign?
from cosmicrayola :
Don't forget to hit transmit on the store clock to reset for DST. Wow, has it been a yeara since I wrote that last?
from ohswim :
You think I should GO? Boy that wasn't on my radar. Wouldn't it be highly inappropriate to go without an invitation? I will get her a gift, but, even with verbal requests, I wouldn't feel right going without an invitation. Am I being too "staunchy"?
from for-tart :
Thanks for the comment. Yes, I will be back today and everyday. it was just my time to complain.
from fairygodmum :
Oh Goody a Security System... I remember the one at Big Retailer, they could zoom in and see the zit on the tip of your nose! They deny it but they also have listen in system. What an invasion of privacy! Although I felt good about being watched, you had to watch out for how you looked on camera! Wear Make-Up Gurl.. hehehe Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from zencelt :
Hey! Its nice to hear from you! I was much relieved myself. I'm surgeried out. I picked this guy because of his conservative approach. He's awesome!
from smedindy :
Hey, if this was on the radio, you'd like it. You can sing along to power pop! The melodies and harmonies make it so! Sigh...
from irisheyes70 :
I have your dirt! Just let me know where to send it.:) You can e-mail me at irisheyes@REMOVETHISacsalaska.net
from orgami :
what exactly does "hamburger" look like before it gets turned into those mushy chewed up rounded slabs in the market i know its muscle from someplace on a cow Is it Pig too and i have seen the inside of a little hand cranker grinder upper of meat i think stores like yours are very interesting still hand making stuff not like the big chains where its all pre processed from far away sometimes I remember Druckers store on Green Acres and Ike Godseys on the Waltons and dont forget Hooples store on Sesame Street we grew up with a little store as i have said before well take care will write again ..O..
from ms-do :
Thanks Chaos....i know i'm doing the right thing will just be a matter of telling seamus that....
from orgami :
the bar sounds very americana i played darts and its fun and those video games sound pretty neat too lots of stools thats good kind of place you can sort of slum in relax drink a drink and let loose a hearty laugh make talk with others all of those bars are gone up here all updated modernized well lit its what i wanted but a true american bar with no bands to distract the bands are for the young anyway i feel although we have old rockers that love to rock and i enjoyed the live music very much i dont do bars anymore i have Lori now all i wanted was to find someone so i wasnt alone anymore and its not perfect so theres lots of tolerances and today i am in a better mood and am grateful for our relationship the space between Lori and i has let me grow i certianly have not withered but have matured i see it now in the new light of today i walked to work to let myself think about all my gloomy entries of late work went well i write this and its true it did go well we laugh and work hard and in the end we go home life is good i am going now to No Frills a grocery chain store up on McKeown they have these large beef roasts on sale for like two dollars a pound we bought this large one for ten dollars and cut it in half for two meals the sale is still on we couldnt believe it we are going to try to shop there so much more better prices too its a break from independent too nothing wrong with them its just nice to do something totally different for a change what else i really love your pictures of your park you walk too and you go alone too which inspires me to just go alone too and quit moping that Lori doesnt come along today i walked like a hundred feet further down the road past our workplace and had my coffee and stood and looked at the little creek that runs under the road there are bushs along the edge and its rippling through the stones and there is a path along one side of it But i thought of you Chaos enjoying your park alone and i thought "well here i am alone and enjoying this for me today" and when i come home i have Lori so its not like i am at the creek while heavy morning traffic goes past thinking "Oh i dont have anyone to share this with..and when i get home i will be all alone.." so i am in a very great mood today thanks for showing me that i can have my creek for myself and now i have to go and get ourselves that beef roast on sale Wonderfully happy today ..O..
from dulligirl :
I would say you got it right. Definitely a matter of degrees, at least that's how I describe it for myself. High would just be lightly "intoxicated". And stoned would be falling over laughing at nothing like I did Thursday night.
from boann7 :
thanks for the note.
from orgami :
Hello Chaos im slacking off in writing lately im sleeping lots i think this is because im on 222's and my other medications But my back has been great i can bend and sit and work for hours and i dont feel it Before that it was always just there throbbing or aching away We had our two daughters down last two weekends Loris first and then mine it was a grand weekend both times now the house needs cleaning this i will attend too tommorrow or maybe out cheque will get here and we can go shopping at INDEPENDENT for our months worth of supplies we push two shopping carts full of food as i mentioned before probably out of coffee too but i have lots of tea just no creamer the powdered kind or milk i end up watching a movie or a science show when Lori finally falls asleep on her couch and the cats roam about or come visit me funny how a cat can make a person feel all warm inside I look into their eyes and feel such kinship with them Neopoet has my poem still in the spotlight so thats a great feeling well must go now but havent forgotten about Diaryland ...O...
from cardiogirl :
Hey I can't leave a comment by clicking on your Hershey Kiss at the bottom. Am I doing something wrong? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of a Diaryland help forum! When you were asking for ideas are you looking for topics to address on the forum? If so, I think a section on how to add HaloScan code to the template would be good. Also, how to add Youtube videos to a post (took me a while to figure that one out, but I did it today, no less!) Thanks for adding me as a favorite! I appreciate it!
from her-story :
I dropped my older son off at the fire dept (he thinks that he wants to be a fireman now) for his junior meeting and the big pumper truck was sitting outside of the bay with its lights on. I can add another worry to my list--#1 son at a fire (even though he can't go inside until he's 18). Ugh...
from requiel :
Thanks for adding me! I don't know why I haven't added you until now, I love your diary!
from katress :
Miss miss was chased by one of our dogs and chewed on a little. She must have been shaken and got some brain damage as a result. She was showing improvement, but then she got a number of infections that indictated that her body was just shutting down. Rather than let her starve and die, we made the choice to let her go.
from diary--user :
I use Stat counter, and on my visitor map, it doesn't actually say what town or city or whatever for this user, I have to zoom in to see where they are. This is the only user that doesn't say what town or city or whatever for it. Do you have this user coming back to your diary multiple times in one day? Sometimes for hours at a time? I wish it wasn't true, but I am thinking that this may be a fluke in both of our stats. I belive that IP address are supposed to be unique, no two people have the same one. It was so nice to think that I had a reader spending hours on end at my diary. No one ever contacted me, and now I'm thinking no one will.
from orgami :
just looking at your site and found your BunnyHero Labs mascot S p o t the kitty hes so cute and i love it when he meows ..O..
from just2cusmile :
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!
from ladybug-red :
Hey sweetie - remember me? I'm making the rounds with links to my new home. It's a different kind of journal but I would love love love to have you come and visit! Yellowladybug.com
from orgami :
Okay been up now for awhile survived a new store opening at one of the oldest malls up here The girls gave me all the stuff and went out for a smoke and waited for me on a bench out in the mall they had to go outside though first for their smoke i stood there in the madness for quite some time and made our purchases finally when we were waiting for the bus it was so hot and i was so tired Now i am just going round the clock luckily Lori slept good though i had beef liver the other day it was so tasty and we bought our pork chops and burger and sausages Hot italian spicy and we love Rooster sauce and oyster sauce and this barbeque sauce that is just to die for my weakness is buttertarts Bugles and Cheesies i keep thinking of your store and all the fresh meat cuts you do We have a small Deli store between the Macs Mart and Pinehill Coffee Shop We bought some meats from him on occasion and it was so so delicious and there is just something different about buying from an old time small owned store Well you are right the Christmas party will probably be very fun I am looking forward to this well must get going the alarm will go off soon and i have to go the the mall with the big pack sack and get a big heavy ol box of kitty litter and other stuff Like you Lori and I love our kitties and we spoil them and make such a fuss but they improve our qaulity of life so much i swear my father lived to be in his eighties because of that cat that also lived to be sixteen well glad to hear your family is doing well and the cats especially its nice to have air conditioning well this is a pretty long note but i thought you should deserve to get one its been awhile since i wrote Your freind Orgami
from smedindy :
Hey! Since I'll be up there after the 16th, email me at smedindy gmail where your store is at so I can garner some goodies!
from fairygodmum :
Yeah.. vacation for a MoNTH! Bet he went home to relax with his wifeee. Then onto HER family's house.. yeah... sheesh.. guess my name is BIMBO da FairyGodMum.. rofl NOT IN MY KARMA... sheesh.. what did I do to deserve this.. Must be a test or somethin. Hugz n Lub, Bebe
from dulligirl :
I didn't get your email or if I did it got deleted accidentally. Send it again,please!
from boxx9000 :
Orion looks so peaceful sleeping on his perch. Pets are just like our kids (only without medical insurance)
from m0nique :
Hello ,just thought i would say Hi, have been reading for a while now.
from beyondpanic :
So many women I know keep some kind of anti-anxiety prescription hidden in their jewelry box or pocketbook or end table....just in case!
from allegedwife :
I keep trying to leave comments on your posts but d-land keeps telling me I am a spammer!! You be careful of that ankle. Good workout or not, it is still a new and tender wound.
from catsoul :
Marshfield, Wisconsin
from noaddedme :
I'm getting a blank page when I open your diary!! (6-11-07)
from ms-do :
Yes she would, thanks for that gentle reminder.... :)
from forty-plus :
Thank goodness Zorro came home!!!
from brightopal :
Arg. I tried signing your comments but noooo. Diaryland is apparently on the fritz again. Oh well, sorry I put the wrong kitty name *guilty* Glad ZORRO is back home!
from ingridwrites :
I sent emails twice! One this morning around 5:40am and another at 3:10pm.
from fightn4life :
Well poo, they say I am spamming again on your comments. Sigh...{{I have just started some serious walking too, at night I feel it. WOW. But I need to heal. I hope furry friend Zorro comes home soon. Sandyz}}
from and-darling :
Amazing diary. I especially love your cast list and how you manage to avoid names. "Married to... man". Hehe. It's great! :)
from acaldwell :
aw man!! i gotta move along now? nothing here to see??? dang!!! i was waiting for the dog and pony show!!!
from fightn4life :
(Seems I am a Spammer again, sigh...Diary Land, I love it) Wow, a passport, now we can take a trip. You noticed I said "we." :) I think you are working too much but that is just me. In a way I am thrilled to know I'll be ready to work soon, in another thought I will miss being able to goof off every day. Sandyz
from princesscee :
Awww... Thanks for the add. And thanks even more for my way to go on the 4.0!!! You made my day!
from wordwhore :
just fyi, it looks like your comments are working, but the comment counter isn't.
from orgami :
thanks for telling me about the free games Chaos I will look them up
from ingridwrites :
I don't know about the resignation acceptance. I'd like to have the reference intact so I can show what I've done for the last 9 months. They are so catty and backstabbing though, it may come to me just leaving.
from corbel :
This is normal for a teenager?! *sobs hysterically* I'm so lost and miserable I don't know what to do....I'll let you know if I figure a way around him, but I've tried everything I know to do and he hates me more every day. *sobs again* Thank you for your ongoing support though!
from acaldwell :
well, the comments still aint working! anyhoo i hope that old bartender will be all right, she needs to leave her BF.
from orgami :
fell of your shoes eh and Crocs weren't meant for snow?? like what if you were wearing those tall heels that women (some) wear all year long I know i have seen them up here in the Bay Suppose they would say something about that too some people are just assholes wanting to piss on other peoples good days and gossip is gossip no matter what how or who waivers to fill i know i have chatted with ambulance (ex) drivers before my own shit i am in is that i think i may have screwed up the E drive in my new computer here will see in time could just be the type of disc we bought i hope anyway still havent got the vacum fixed supposed to be gettting up early and going over to the mall by foot and back with belt then clean entire house myself Like that guy why not ask how you are healing or something useful and i dont belong to the drinking buddies society i chose not to belong to much of anything in my time preferring to stay free of all that political and Prove your loyalty bullshit as can be imagined i have few freinds except other few radicals and for what its worth i wore sandals in the winter when i went to AA meetings and if anybody asked about them i just told them i was saving money on winter boots looked them straight in the eye with my crazy grin i think i got asked out once for coffee with the after the meeting groups Lori talks to lots of people online but shes social more then i am was never poplular back in school like i write i hung out with a smart english teacher woman (lesbian) and a valedictorian of the year scholarship intelligent woman who later became my girlfreind But i would sit with those two and discuss rather interesting topics people called us stuck up snobs and some wanted to belong to our daily gathering I think there were five people in the end sort of hanging out i hate bullies in general had enough of them had to turn on a few in high school and jobs i took well Chaos you dont need that crap Bravo write your letters stir the pot See how well they stick together it will rattle some anyway heh heh glad to hear you are getting out and having fun despite the killjoys that are everywhere well its late i must go now over and out for today ..O..
from fightn4life :
You are right anger can consume us. Take whatever action you need to then continue to heal; some people don't know when to keep idle gossip to themselves. I have heard from a coworker that it is going around my work place I am going to sue my job and not come back. That is really stupid gossip being I didn't get hurt at work so what would I sue for? Pain and suffering from missing that place. GIANT LAUGH!!! Sandyz (I tried four times to leave a comment...what is going on with this site. Sigh...)
from starkitten01 :
I'm glad to hear you found some help with the hospital bills! I know how they can just sneak up on you, so it's great you found the best way of paying that off--Good for you! *hugs*
from bettyalready :
haha! LOVE the comment and WHAT IN THE HELL HAPPENED TO SIGNMYGUESTBOOK????
from smedindy :
Born in 1965. Cinnamon Crunch was about 1975, I think. That commercial on my site was 1966, according to YouTube!
from allegedwife :
AHH we call them sea pies. Apparently cooks on ships used to make them because they were easy to eat and not spill on board a moving vessell.
from boxx9000 :
BOXX HAS MOVED DIARIES. YOU CAN FIND ME AT: http://boxx9000.wordpress.com/
from ingridwrites :
I'm doing that now. I wasn't aware that I had to be the one to take care of it...but now that I know, I'm sending the crap back. She'll have to learn how to deal with it.
from yarnsmith :
Unfortunately in Illinois, if you are on salary you aren't covered by labor laws and they can demand you work all kinds of extra hours for no pay....it sucks.
from brightopal :
Your comments aren't working today - so guess I leave a message this way. BLT sounds heavenly to me! And as to someone else handling the trucks and such, I say GOOD!!! About damned time, lol.
from poolagirl :
Dang! More PT? Your comments aren't working (just in case you wondered why I left you a note)
from orgami :
Hey i havent sent you anything for awhile yet i read your diary and loved your little vignette i got spring blues like last month deleted stuff wrote depressing entries deleted more stuff etc i am so exhausted from work went eight hours today my hips are killing me for some reason How do you do it when you work Chaos?? glad to hear bout the car and that the cat is going to be okay that your ankle is healing well i am going through your favourite peoples and reading their diaries as you suggested up here and over here in North bay there are lots of spring flowers coming up on the lawns I saw two mourning doves today along with some robins work went well really really tired must go take care healing vibes for you and your little predators p.s. we have a new cat like i think i wrote his name is Caramel he is six years old and he is a big suck we love him and i think No i know cats purr have healing powers bye for now ..O..
from ivyparker :
Your layout makes me hungry.
from orgami :
tried unsuccesfuly to email tiger painting i have a photobucket site but i dont know how to use it mostly i just email on this machine figures eh pay two thousand dollars for a computer to just type on it eventually ill figure it out though ..O..
from orgami :
wow only five notes since MY last one??? well okay here is my note Glad to see you are making your way back i have slipped i dont know how many times on ice So many i forget and i actually hit the ice sprawled out once with no serious injuries For some reason Adrenalin hits in and i jerk my way from disaster one way or another But at this latest job placement i end up standing bent over sanding or putting plaster on feet and arm leg moulds etc lots of work five hours a day sometimes right now anyway until i get used to it heh heh we make leg braces too Chaos there are lots of them downstairs back in the neathandaral days if a leg was broken they just let it heal the best way they though which was without splints etc Evidence of a skeleton of that time period showed this deformed breakage and subsequent re healing BUT the person would have relied on the rest of the community to feed them look after them etc which they did The bones were found in a grave with items etc and so on and so forth the neathanderals dissappeared around ten thousand years ago MIA oh well anyway glad to see you are out and about Liked your photo of the meat machine parts liked your puzzle picture you shared I sent you a photo of my tiger painting you can do with it what you may i got it from free photos of the net so pass it on if you like it well must go now bye until again ...O...
from fairygodmum :
So HAPPY that you finally got it! Hugz n Lub FairyGodMum
from boxx9000 :
I tried to contact you on pogo but my mac and pogo have ISSUES! What I wanted to ask you is if you know how to tell me (ms. computer illiterate here) HOW to take pictures out of my image gallery and put them in a folder AND burn them onto a CD? I want to take the CD to school and use THEIR printer to print out pictures of artwork. I don't want to use my printer at home because it uses up all my ink cartridges. Better to use the school's computer lab. You are the mac expert. HELP. (please. pretty please with sugar on top)
from boann7 :
thank you for your note
from brightopal :
The Diaryland spam killer kept kicking me out. I give up, lol. Happy store-aversary, for starters; and be careful of that ankle! It doesn't seem like eight weeks to me, but I have no doubt it feels like at LEAST that long to you! *Hugs*
from orgami :
Hello there you are out and about now I read Cars remember that old song by Gary Numan from 1979 it was popular back then I listen to it regularly on my cd at night in the dark before i drift off to slumberland I miss a car Tinkering with it using the tools checking its fluids fan belt tire pressure making sure all the lights worked washing it waxing it cleaning its interior but now I walk glad to hear that your leg is getting better and that you are going to be getting back to work Your puzzle is coming along nicely I see and I am sure soon you will be getting the spring garden ready about your home over there in North America Lori and I visited freinds today and had a great time I am working on that Tiger painting i have been avoiding its coming along good Work at the clinic is going great guns they are talking wages and hours and allowing me to learn more skills in their little Laboratory I feel grand much more happier doing this then working cleaning cars (even if I do miss them) ..O..
from fightn4life :
(Same here Diary Land said I was a spammer...NOT!!! so here is your comment.)I am so glad you posted this, I too have been in insurance hell. Advice from your readers will help me as well as you. I feel sick sometimes when my husband brings in the mail. Right now there is so many bills I haven't opened on the table, maybe I figured I could just wish then away. Sandyz
from yarnsmith :
I tried to leave you a note by pressing your giant hershy kiss but Dland wouldn't let me leave it...it said I was a spammer. Anyway, here is my note: It's funny how when you go in the hospital for one procedure, the bills and or insurance claim notices come by the hundreds. Every single person or technician who touches you has their own bill and every procedure needs to be done,then the results read by another party. Once, I actually paid attention to every line item that came rolling in from something I had done 15 years ago (It is a full time job)...I found so many over and double charges. This stuff is so complicated and daunting that most people don't take the time to check everything and the hospitals and supporting agencies get away with murder.
from wordwhore :
love your layout! good luck with the plan. stay strong.
from orgami :
hi chaos yes i am busy all sorts of responsibilities once again not long ago i lay about all day wishing i had things to do now there is so much to do glad to hear you are coming along fine with your healing and that you are starting to move about your entry about bowling sounded fun and i liked the car story also i miss having a truck car to tinker with change the oil grease the ball joints clean them vacum them check the oil etc etc i have been doing this routine for over a month only and i still find it amazing that people do so much more still well must get going now tired another day awaits me after my dream time ..O..
from orgami :
glad you are getting out again that you only have to wear that brace instead of the cast we make braces and prosthetics and shoe inserts and leg/arm braces torso braces i am doing good up here glad to hear you are too ..O..
from radiogurl :
I'll be happy to help with the template - you've got my phone number, right? If I don't get back to you tomorrow by lunchtime your time, call and wake me up :-p
from gopheroo :
A one wekk pass huh? I might be tempted to take you up on that!!! Never been to pogo until meeting you - it's too much fun!
from fairygodmum :
Think it's part of my training is why I'm there. Each day I try to find a reason to be grateful. I'm just lovin being around so many interesting people. Yes! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from ingridwrites :
Thanks for the tip about the dark chocolate. I am using splenda in my coffee. The adds say "Splenda is like sugar because it's made from sugar." It sure doesn't taste like it! Blech. Too bad I've trained myself to like sweet milky coffee! I'm adjusting. The first part is always the hardest. And the crabbiest!
from gopheroo :
Your son liked to show off...my son liked to show off....maybe I'm having a girl? Either way, good to know I'm having a kid that keeps their legs together when in the company of others! ;)
from forty-plus :
I just love the Boom Boom you've added to your name. EVERY-TIME I see your comment somewhere I smile. Sorry you're boom boomed but thank you for the smiles.
from orgami :
i drove a green John Deere once an old sixties thing i was thirteen and hauled logs out of the brush it was soo cool Glad to hear you are healing GET WELL by the way I sand casts of peoples feet and legs sometimes pour casts of feet and peoples legs and wrists its very very interesting and dusty from the plaster dust so many people with fused ankles and wrists people whose legs dont work anymore but need braces people that need inserts for arch supports in their shoes etc every day i walk to work because soon my bus pass wont work and i am too cheap to buy one can use the money at home more for things anyway and with this walking i will lose all this Homey Simpson blubber Tweet is fine Lori is fine things are fine fine fine our two repotted jungle plants and the bamboo in water are doing well also plants are cool i think want to get some more well must go now Chaos take care heal well your old chum ..O..
from boxx9000 :
Did your Dad have a green or red tractor???
from boxx9000 :
Dear BOOM-BOOM.......Poolie sent me. After you give Man a good punch upside his head we'll start calling you BAM-BAM. hehehehe. (((hugs))) Can I sign your cast???
from abeautflmess :
I'm glad to hear you're home taking care of yourself! Hang in there and take it easy, sweetie <3 Thinking of you :) http://z6.invisionfree.com/Comfortably_Numb/index.php?
from fightn4life :
Good Lord I am so sorry I just caught up with reading your diary, here I was babbling about my fall on the ice and you went out and broke your leg, and had surgery. I feel like a duffis. I know some of the agony of a broken foot, (not leg) I sported a nice walking cast several years ago when I stepped in a hole and broke my ankle. My thoughts are with you. I made it through the first of three days at work, the pain is excruciating, even with the pain pills and steroids, and they are keeping my workload light so it is doable. I pray I can keep off the surgeon’s table and that this pain is all because of the swelling, we’ll see. I take just a day at a time while embracing life and hoping for the best. Please take care of yourself, got to go time to get ready to work. I know Dr didn’t recommend it but the future might be a bit bleak on the money side so I am holding out one day at a time. I am supposed to call him tomorrow…ekes I’ll be at work. Take care I‘d bring you soup if we were closer. Sandyz
from orgami :
Chaos if you can do all that you do every day at your store with winter icicles (well you were before your accident) Then I am pretty sure that I can manage to focus on this new job starting at the very entrance level I am very lucky to have this oppurtunity via this network of help that I have here I have been here for just under a year and a lot has come and gone in all that hectic ness Thanks for the support Chaos and heal well by the way Oh my all that metal in your leg If you have time look up "orthopedic" in google and check out some of the sites that shows the x-rays of people who have suffered immense damage and are put back together again with metal that would and did boggle my mind Anyway you were always getting up and writing about work and your family so i am doing my best to do this also Get Well ..O.. p.s. I am very excited to be doing this and they will still have me here painting animals on boards it looks like for a while yet...
from boxx9000 :
♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ♥
from smedindy :
Just wanted to say I added you as a fave and I hope you heal fast!
from radiogurl :
I'm so very sorry to hear about the fall, but gotta agree about the universe telling Chaos to slow down. It's about time OTHER people in your life started taking a little responsibility, as crazy as that sounds... (I had to post here - DL being its usual pain in the butt self, wouldn't let me post to your comments.)
from orgami :
well chaos we have one option left its from the goverment people who are looking into maybe giving us a cheque for arrears if not we just cut back on food by one hundred dollars until things get settled which they are in the process of doing right now its just a lot of money to be without having spent three years building our life and lifestyle up to this and then BAM just like a plant closure or a pink slip out the door and look elsewhere to survive I got my paints and brushes today and i have my little handsaw cut outs of wood and sawblade cut outs to paint stuff on and i have the computer to look for free pictures to print up and paint from so thats good Tommorrow is an interview for a job invloving orthopedic stuff for two hours a day all week hopefully at some kind of amount per hour thank you for caring though we shall survive we have gone through so much to get this fantastic apartment and landlords its stressing the hell out of us but we will persist thanks again for your concern ..O..
from abeautflmess :
Because of the fiance's access to my pc, I'm going to have to have a blog where it's members only to read...Please come by :) I'm also regularly coming by here to keep up on you guys still! <3 Hugs <3 http://z6.invisionfree.com/Comfortably_Numb/index.php?act=idx
from ladybug-red :
It's amazing how nice a day of nothing can be!
from orgami :
so glad to hear you are helping out the poor kitty thats a great idea about using a heating pad on a timer we are going to get another grey kitty ourselves for our little Tweet to have company during the day when we are not here its been chilly but not as cold as over your way made chicken tonight and corn must go and watch some telly with Lori enjoyed watching U-Tube video of Rammstein's "Amerika" they are a German group who sing in german so far I only love this video that they did ..O..
from orgami :
always amazes me how much work you get done i once worked in a woodstove store selling stoves and putting together Vermont Castings enamel stores which then sold for three thousand dollars Plus did the inventory in the store kept the van full of supplies did installations and chimney sweeps i operated the till and the visa machine did work orders etc it was fun and i was still a kid back in 1985 well practically Yes the kid my kid we sat and had the talk to one night when she was visiting Shes fifteen and already been partying and "testing the waters" but she IS on birth control and once i peeked into her little purse when she was paying for clothes at West 49 the skater store and i saw that she had condoms also still what could happen?? happens to kids all the time i hear about abortion stories from tons of people and then some who just give the kid up for adoption well we had the "talk" told her i didnt want to be a grandfather this soon in my life I barely have any white hairs yet..(they are coming) kid is also not doing well in science shes average grade but at least shes not failing all of them or out running the street or living with the local drug deal and have a kid i only get to see her once in awhile so i try to do my best at discussing important things when shes here good for you Chaos and sticking with Curves you will feel so much better in time im proud of you as always ..O..
from fairygodmum :
Hi Chaos... Please email me at: fairy_77godmother@yahoo.com Okayyyyy!!!! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from dulligirl :
Thank you for the birthday greetings!
from orgami :
glad to send you a photo its in e-mail form how do i go about getting it to you?? please tell... ..O..
from ingridwrites :
That is so funny because sometimes I don't answer her calls. I figure that road goes both ways. The other day when I saw her email about needing my signature on something ASAP, I ignored it. Hehe. ;) She could have talked to me any time during they day, she didn't have to wait until I was leaving to email me to hurry up to her office, right now. ;)
from orgami :
just love your snow photographs glad you can get vista for free Lori and i have a new puter camera printer etc tons of memory is amazing to sit and write on this and the flat screen is way too cool for school love Orion and his perch Tweet just sits on the back of the couch and can see out the window onto the street below Beloved little carnivore icicles are great ..O..
from boxx9000 :
To Chaos: hand model....hehehehe....there was a Seinfeld episode where George was a hand model but then burned his hand and ruined his modeling career....hehehehehe. AND....YES! I LOVE my digital camera.
from orgami :
i forgot to mention Chaos that we bought a battery recharger and it came with a deal so we have eight rechargable batteries now i am so happy about this ..O..
from orgami :
hello Chaos isnt it nice to put things in their place? to have semblance of order to know how to extract proper information and archive objects i know you had the ogre-factor working people tend to work harder when a storm approachs How hard will it blow will it damage anything etc our three bedroom apartment here takes us all Saturday to do lots of dust and hairs and cat litter bits and peices Our cat is clean and I make sure the litter is done twice a day (our dear pet) but she cant help it if she kicks some out i scrub things Lori tidies and dusts things i vacum and go about putting things in order and it looks nice and we have smell nice things like those plug in to the outlet devices that release scents and our candles and an open window now and again helps Latest thing we have a brand new computer top of the line from the store in the mall and a camera and cd cover burning program and a hell of a lot of other programs too numerous to mention a nice seventeen inch monitor with new desk and new chair gone is the kitchen table circa nineteen fifties and that backless stool i used Like how crazy was that!!! put in a java program and got onto D-land chat but not much going on there i used to go there and wrote a lot about it but the thrill is long over with and i just write diaryland entries and write on peoples notes well must be going i actually downloaded some of my music last night all by myself and a playlist from the printer didnt go to the shop today had other things to do tommorrow though its back to painting at my table with everyone else around doing their thing listening to Easy Rock (bah) well you know sometimes i am an ogre too usually in the morning when i get rushed to do something or i have to miss my coffee and i get quick and a bit loud but i am immediately confronted with it and i usually get more stubborn after that but eventually i realize the error and calm down and talk it out i cannot drink at all anymore i have gone off the end of that runway too far now ha anyway im off to play on this machine take care ..O..
from abeautflmess :
I forgot today was a holiday. My fiance, unfortunately, didn't get today off. :( Don't know what's up with that. Hope this finds you well! <3
from sunnflower :
Happy New Year, hon. I have to drag myself to the grocery store today and I know it would be worse if it were my place of employment.
from starkitten-1 :
I'm sorry for such a delay. I tried LJ but was not happy with it (no freedom in template tweeking), so I am now "abeautflmess" here at DL. please also feel free to pass that on to anyone here that may be interested in knowing, b/c I have not had the time to update everyone. Thanks!
from carmenpunt :
omg i love your profile cholate mmmmmmmmmm
from orgami :
dear Chaos i am behind you on your suggestion of assisted living and that chair idea is a great one i helped put blocks under the bed feet of one of my freinds mothers bed when she was getting older and needed such devices to assist in "living" but its funny too that when we have to really discuss "living" how some think that doing nothing is a just maneuver lots of time money was the root of persnickedyness and many old people i knew were tossed to the mental home or worse just because the family members thought that rumbling in the jungle was more important then the poor ol person who needed help right away but what do i know i seen it happen a lot though sad but true damned human nature in Africa the elders when they got too old would be made a little hut of thorns way out in the middle of nowhere and they would get in and the helpers would put more thorn brush around and they would leave the elder there i dont know maybe hoping they starved to death or died of thirst first before the hyeanas got to them I read it though i am not imagining it but Africas a big place so dont know whos story point is I am behind you!!!!! glad you got to have some time for yourself too You work hard ..O..
from starkitten-1 :
Happy New Year! I've sent you the info to access my diary, via e-mail :)
from forty-plus :
Happy New Year!
from orgami :
sounds like a good day at the store What a cool name for a cat Orion remember that old Jethro Tull song "Orion.. won't you give me a star sign!!" Tweet abhors the vacum cleaner and flew down the hall under the bed when we started cleaning Nice to hear that your other cooks for you too sometimes way to go Chaos
from orgami :
Hey Chaos thanks I will have to find a photo and then scan it at the library and put it in a file in my e-mail I think they have one at the store or maybe somewhere at work I can ask there Just have to find that picture I have a couple of ones taken lately maybe one of those will do I know I have seen your photo in Cast :) so I know what you look like Comments yah I will have to figure out that one too when I am ready I'll ask for your help Glad to hear you are enjoying your days off so am I ...O...
from orgami :
Christmas candy and presents Your tree looks sweet Chaos some time away from your store now?? and the family get together tradition Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year
from orgami :
h o l y are you every busy but then aren't we all with deadlines and expectations and living with others (relations and direct descendants) LORI and I are both glad our work season is over with We party tommorrow and eat a buffet I am sending a big hug to you Chaos You deserve it very much !!!! wondered where you were lately glad to hear you are playing that game I still know nothing about Pogo or something its called?? Well have a Merry Christmas of two thousand and six You do get some time off work dont you??????????????????? drooling over your cookie story I ate too many today blah blah must go now Your reader Orgami
from yarnsmith :
Don't chop me...I sure am nuts.
from sduckie :
hey there, chaos, thanks for the note. sorry you had such a crapola day. I would probably break all the dirty dishes and just leave them on the floor, maybe someone would notice them. Then the first person that made some comment about how I made a mess-- I would shoot that person. Love, Duck
from orgami :
wisconsin is that how you spell it?? just read CAST on your site somehow I thought you lived in a busy suburbia of a big southern city so now I know a bit more about you Chaos wow thats sweet chocolate eh?? Lori makes me go out to the Macs Convienience store up from us on the hill to buy Crispy Crunch bars for her (fav) and mine are Areo bars mint chocolate Had so share both halves of mine tonight though hers just didnt make her through it ...O..
from orgami :
Hello Chaos you sure sound busy at the store and at home Chocolate treats mmmmmmmmmm I have a new computer a Pentium two tower with Windows 98 I am still only on dial-up here in North Bay but I am so happy about this another well meaning and good freind (a woman this time) came and took apart the old puter and the new puter and basically made one puter I helped out and learned a bit more about these amazing magical machines this one is faster and doesnt need to be rebooted every second third time and the best part about it is this I CAN GET ON DIARYLAND AGAIN!!!! the woman said that the old machine was ancient ten years ago it was a good machine but compared with todays stuff Hey I got it free from a freind and this one is from a freind too so I am not complaining there is a larger monitor too that is coming with this and I have the speakers plugged in and the cd player works to play music we have yet to determine if the cd burner will work but we are giving it a shot sometime this weekend we found an ethernet card in it and my freind has the driver on a disc to see if it works too so whenever we can afford high speed...(this will only happen if the cd burner works and we can download cd music) I too am busy at the woodshoppe painting animals and sketching people on wooden mailboxes and plaques and even this weekend helping another freind paint something for her daughter and son in law to come from doing nothing early this year to painting and painting and painting and amazing enough People buying it Like you my Lori hates winter I myself like it sometimes but only as a man against nature thing when I am out there without my toque with pom-pom and no mitts glad to hear you got your wheels back Nothing like your own car or truck I remember my last car a 1999 Oldsmobile Regency 98 it was sweet lady driven with low miles and zero rust but im a public transportation man now I get to hang out with the bus people in the morning and afternoons its pretty interesting well enough out of me I always write long notes to people blah blah eh? hah hah just feels good to be back here from home again ..O..
from just2cusmile :
i cant believe i passed my drivers test :)
from catsoul :
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of Orion and hope he gets home. He needs to listen to his "momma kitty!" Thanks for the idea, but I have read Caleb Carr's books. I really did like "The Alienist." I read it so long ago, but as I recall I think he has also written nonfiction also. I am thinking of reading a biography of Mary Lincoln by Jean H. Baker. Though I will take any reading suggestions you ever have. Take care and I sure hope to hear good news about Orion. =^..^=
from poolagirl :
spazs is.....completely off
from poolagirl :
It's me. I'm not lurking.
from spazs :
Just donīt take me seriously!!! OK?
from spazs :
Sorry, I donīt know whatīs going on. Just ignore me when I say something the next time. Would that be ok for you then, please?
from spazs :
It was my fault, so, sorry. Just ignore me in case it happens again. I was like out of my mind. That was just crazy talk, I think. Sorry, I was in some insane state of mind, I think now. Unstable. It wasnīt intentional. Anyway, just donīt pay attention if I should do that again, which should not be the case. OK?
from spazs :
Didnīt think you were real. In person.
from spazs :
No, I meant I thought you were made up.
from spazs :
I want harmony between us, so I am willing to listen to you of course. And fulfil your wishes. Of not commenting. On the one hand I wanna say that I still might disagree with you then, I would just not say it. On the other hand I wanna say that maybe you just got me wrong in the past? I wasnīt not ok with YOU, just with your writing. What if I still gave my opinion and you could somehow even the balance in another way? Iīm just thinking that sometimes my point of view is vital. And I donīt wanna leave you alone. I always get bad feedback, but itīs tough for me to leave you out in the rain. Maybe you just got me wrong? Cause, I didnīt say that I wasnīt ok with YOU. Just with some things you say...why is it so hard for you if I critisize you? You seem so strong to me. OK, what EXACTLY was bad about one comment? Did I hurt you? Or what is the problem exactly? Like, how did I make you feel? I mean, either you wanna write or you donīt! Are you saying one negative comment from me is stopping you from doing what you want? Well, if so, then sorry. I promise you, I care about you. But, sure, maybe Iīve said the wrong thing. I didnīt say I donīt like you.I like you, just sometimes I donīt like the ways you do things,-hm, sorry. My comments were never personal, they were just work related, so to speak, there was no subtext in them, you know? They were just related to the very entry. JUst talked about the topic. Not about you. Sorry. We can talk, but youīll have to adress me.
from boann7 :
i was just pondering a note to you when you wrote me one... i was catching up on your diary......grief....it's so painful and for each of us so different and yet the same in some ways. my thoughts go out to you. the holidays are esp hard. time does not make it better..only different. i find as the years pass some things heal but other things open new pains. i think grief is a long process. sometimes antidepressants are just the thing but i do think having someone objective and unrelated to talk to a much more healing aspect of therapy. you might consider that as you work through your pain. hugs and warm thoughts with prayers.
from renovatingme :
hugs - I hope you are feeling better.
from forty-plus :
The problem is *I* am the one who is starting the "discussions." He started it in February and there are just so many issues going on, it's almost mind boggling. There is actually a very easy solution or at least an easy first step to healing but he seems to not want to make the effort (for very long). I have created a lot of his beliefs because I allowed certain selfish behaviors for so many years. Nobody ever said marriage was easy!
from ingridwrites :
Yes, that is what my heart and head are telling me too. I've already ratted her out. I found I couldn't help myself. I'm not the kind of person who says I can't do MY job because someone else isn't doing theirs - but this is ridiculous. It feels like I'm walking through waist deep mud to get anything done. Time consuming.
from ingridwrites :
That was what I thought. :( It hurts too...my stomach, that is. Thankfully the puking part has passed. I'll see what I feel like in awhile. I'm not sure I have the energy to deal with stool samples and endoscopes right at the moment. Web MD says ulcers are not life threatening - so I don't want to waste this excellent nap time on sitting in a doctor's office.
from sduckie :
Hope you can take it easy today, Chaos. And a new kitty can lift your spirits, at the right time. Sending you love. Duck
from sduckie :
Hi Chaos, so sorry to hear of your loss. Am here sending you lots of love and support if you ever need anything from me. Take good care. Love, Duck
from renovatingme :
hugs hugs hugs from Oregon, I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
from mahvalicious :
Ha, ha - maybe it was "Ole" masquerading as a Yeti or something!! Be afraid - be VERY AFRAID!!
from monkeymom :
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. And your car!
from corbel :
For some reason, I found that so funny, that I just spit out my food while laughing....What I get for eatting dinner and doing homework online!
from orgami :
you accomplish so much and observe the dizzying speed of the world about you its characters its nuances its bumps and bangs You are well written and I love reading your diary ..O..
from corbel :
Thank you!! It's okay, I don't make a big deal out of my birthday. I'm the kind of person who tends to keep it hush-hush, so people don't make a fuss over it! As for the CKY videos...yes, she has seen them. She just doesn't care what he watches/do/say/etc...argh.
from boann7 :
thanks for the sweet note
from yarnsmith :
Wasn't it a gorgeous day in the ol midwest today?
from ohswim :
Thanks for the thought. It made me laugh when I needed a laugh. But then, who knows maybe I could make a living as a carpenter. :) Dr.D.
from ohswim :
Vacations are nice but then you have to come home. Sounds like a day full of accomplishment. I like that the 'daily grind' for you actually involves a grinder....:)
from boann7 :
wonderful to read you are on vacation. i don't know anyone who deserves one more than you.
from im2qt2kr :
You little brat! I wish I'd known you were coming. New hubby and I would have loved to take you on a little tour in his 1914 Model T. I know you both would have gotten a kick out of it. soorry to miss you AGAIN. I'll go pout now. Booo
from fairygodmum :
So Glad you guys are having a good time soaking in all that sun, fun and ocean. Enjoy your vacation, you sure deserve it! Hugz to All... Bebe da FairyGodMum
from mahvalicious :
Enjoy some of that sunshine for me, too.
from starkitten-1 :
You're coming out here, huh!? Hope you enjoy your stay!! As for me--I have been contemplating different ways to let Darian know that she's pretty much not taking ANY of my situation into consideration, and I simply cannot do all she expects in order to be at her wedding...*Sigh*
from sduckie :
hi chaos, thank you for the welcome back... I hope all is going well for you, i haven't had time to read all your entries, but seems like your mom needs some TLC. So I am sending you hugs and good energy.
from forty-plus :
Ooooweee, guess who is my dogs' most favorite-ist diariest today?!!! I have three of the cleanest spots on my kitchen floor right now, not a crumb was missed! Thank you from Loch, Twist and Minnie.
from orgami :
wow you are doing a lot Chaos looking after everything your mom is 88 wow!! my parents are both deceased a few years now I miss them I am fine at work today painting crafts again Lori is at home with a headache well hope your mother is feeling better and getting the attention she needs at the hospital and from you and your family ..O..
from mahvalicious :
So glad for your mom. And how's YOUR leg doing?
from amb1valent-k :
Yes! A trustworthy cook must be the number one essential for a dictator - or a food-taster. You want the job - you got it!
from orgami :
matter Yes I guess so people already seem to like my presence on D-land chat and others send me messages of what I wrote But of course my memory is dull these days and cannot recall writing such sharp wit or insight But again I must stress it is the people I write to that inspires me to write such passages and You Dear Chaos have been such a dear and freind from the beginning thank you so very much ..O..
from crotchety :
I like yer style! You kin help erase the paper plates et our house any time. Course, we probly should buy sum paper plates soon. The other kind's purdy much busted all now, anyways
from starlight905 :
hey, i didnt expect to hear from you. well, i guess u cud take a peek at my diary. u cud have this user name and password: chaosdaily - cocoa. thanks for showing interest.
from orgami :
hi chaos just wanted to say hi you sound very busy at work you are good at multitasking you do a lot of hard work by the sounds of it I am just visitin my freinds down here at Clear Lake its nice to have freinds like this they are very good to me The break from Lori and i together will be good too We both miss each other alreayd and its only been a day hah hah all that talk of food when I read your diary makes me hungry I just love apple turnovers mmm mm good well hope your thanksgiving is going well Mine is thanks for writing to me from time to time thats really nice well must go now and make some more coffee ..O..
from kitchenlogic :
I sure would love to know that lost temple "hint" please?!!
from reese219 :
Hey thanks for the note. Yeah I know they are trying to make me quit, becasue of the unemployment issue...it's totally obvious. Don't worry...I'll be nice.LOL
from mnlady1962 :
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hint at working on Word Whomp. I am going to do that tonight and will probably get that stupid badge done!!! Yipee!!!!
from ohswim :
Take care of that leg, dear. You only get two. I'm going on vacation soon too. Hope yours is great....love dr. d.
from mahvalicious :
Oh, man, watch that leg. I've got a close friend who has the same problem as you said, spring and fall. Wonder why that is? I know what she goes through with hers so I'll ge thinking about you. Take care.
from orgami :
Pizzas eh?? I love Pizza especially Pizza Hut's I bet you could make a mean pizza
from reese219 :
And...no I'm not!LOL I think it's a case of PMS.
from reese219 :
LMAO!!! Okay that note you just left me made me laugh. Thanks for making my day. I really needed that.LOL
from boann7 :
=)
from mahvalicious :
Chaosdaily wrote: "eww sounds nasty. us kids from german families didnt have lutefisk, we had things like blood sausage and calves brains and head cheese. talk about smell nasty !!!! " Lena wrote: The Norwegians and Swedes had all of that IN ADDITION to the nasty smelling lutefisk. I remember my mother baking BLOOD BREAD!! Bet you don't ever get any calls for THAT in your deli!! AAACCCKK!
from mahvalicious :
It's Valspar ceiling paint - comes in a purple and white can. Great stuff. Got a project coming up?
from mahvalicious :
Where's the picture of me? Somehow I always end up being the "man behind the camera" - I like it that way. I've always hated having my picture taken. Lena
from orgami :
Howdy Chaos i'm at work/shop/school typing on the lightening fast computers (my computer is slow slow slow) its refreshing to be quick anyway just thought I would say Hello to you
from wanders :
Thank you so much!
from f-i-n :
Yes....but mostly old-school fantasy like tolkien and c.s.lewis...But I also dig Tad Williams.
from ohswim :
What is Pogo? I know you talk about and play it alot but I've never really heard what it is. dr. d.
from wifemotherme :
Got your note, Had to laugh because I was about to write......to say hello to my mindsping visitor from WI. I don't think I have ever seen anyone read all of the archives before. Thank you so much. Flattered beyond beleif.
from just2cusmile :
hubby did the vinegar soak tonight and he said it didnt help much-his feet look really bad today-i think he has sun poison and needs to go to the dr. but he's a man that knows everything ;) thanks for your post
from boann7 :
dreams like that are really special
from thecrankyone :
I would be the adult about it. If he doens't liek his life, what is he doing to change it. Take it from me, sitting around being nasty and feelign sorry for yourself don't go very far. I've made it clear to WArren if he wants to peddle that , he can sell it somewhere else cause I'm already stocked up. I usually just leave or refuse to talk to him until he's ready to be appropriate. At his age he knows quite well what is to be expected. My brother has several issues that were congentital. It wasnt' until I was in my 30's that I realized she put up with so much more from him than me because she felt guilty, even though his issues were no one's fault and beyond anyone s control. It took him years to realize he will sleep in the bed he makes. My mom still blames her self and tends to baby him.
from corbel :
I think in the first picture, I had recently had my wisdom teeth taken out..hence the swollen face! haha. I weighed about 20 pounds less in the first picture than I do now actually.Another reason my clothes were so big! Those pants could have easily fit all 3 of us in them! hehee. I just hid my smallness more back then than I do now! And after I get custody..yeah. he's going down! ;)
from arc-angel666 :
Thanks for the kind notes and the offer of a phone conversation, sweetie I promise I'll be okay soon. email be at celtic190@aol.com and I'll give you my pass word.
from amb1valent-k :
And the pics of you?
from starkitten-1 :
Hope Kid's feeling better soon! And LOL @ the wireless bill not ending up on your hotel bill! HEH HEH...Guess it was your lucky day :)
from forty-plus :
Did you get my email yet? I had a delivery delay message this morning so I sent it again. Y.
from ohswim :
Thank you. You are probably right. I just need a vacation.
from ingridwrites :
So houses should be 'recycled' after 35+ years... Stupid houses. :)
from reese219 :
Honey I catch your drift.
from reese219 :
Great minds think alike.LOL I'll keep you updated.
from boxx9000 :
cancer huh? Bad news. My Mom had ovarian cancer and went thru chemo treatments for 6 years. My Grandma died of ovarian cancer, too. I had the genetic test and I do NOT carry the gene for it. I only have one ovary anyways and I think it is on it's way out soon. I'm going with a group of my teacher friends to see MENAPAUSE the Musical. I kid you not! In SF. It should be a blast. wish you could go with us.
from fairygodmum :
Wish I could play Bingo. This puter is kinda slow, but I'll try at another one. Happy 4th of July!!! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from starkitten-1 :
Poor Orion! Hoping kitty is doing better now! **Hugs**
from ingridwrites :
Interesting... The stuff I put on my skin was hemp or something. Great! Now I'm probably stoned. Jeez. ;)
from reese219 :
When are you coming to Chicago? e-mail me tmad1969@hotmail.com
from reese219 :
LMAO!!! No I am not. I got confirmation this morning...which could explain my moodiness I guess.LOL
from ingridwrites :
That sounds like an oustanding idea!! ;)
from wildrosie :
Just in case you check your stats, I'm the one who made the page count jump!
from orgami :
hey its just me Orgami am up late wayyyypast my bedtime Saturday or Sunday morning like one eleven a.m. not much to say really except to write you back instead of you writing to me so for a change here I am things are going well for Lori and I moving in a couple of months just a few streets over Its in a house not a twelve plex and we get the use of a yard and barbeque and have a great view of the lake come winter the move will go smooth I have moved so many times with my girlfreinds from different eras of my ages I was just thinking today of Black Forest ham and swiss cheese I used to buy them at a deli years ago when I was still just a kid basically Mayonaisse on rye bread of course they were like my favourite well dont know what else to say have a nice eve/day/morning Orgami over and out...
from kalel592002 :
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father - I am glad it was peaceful. I hope he left you years of wonderful memories and knew how loved he was.
from sunnysue :
Nancy, i was so very sorry to read about your father's passing. i know how difficult it is to go through, but try to remember that his memory and spirit will always be with you. Lee and i send our condolences to your family and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. *hugs*
from sduckie :
Finally got back online today. I am so sorry about your dad. Take good care. Love, Duck
from bholles :
So sorry Nancy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
from ohswim :
Thanks for the note. I agree with you. As long as they are reading SOMETHING it is good and fantasy is, in my opinion, the best. Stay strong dear. Dr. D.
from mindsuck :
I seriously hope it's a mere case of...ze noze knowz nuzzing! (Poorly typed bad german accent)
from orgami :
oh Chaos so much feeling when a parent is ill when death is immenent My own mother and father I stayed away from in the end Too busy didnt want to see them weakened when they were so strong as I remembered them vividly like right now even But made peace with them before the both passed at different intervals now I feel like shedding a tear for you you are so brave braver then I Chaos my hearfelt wishes for a hug go out to you!!!
from allegedwife :
My book obsession is usually spent at http://www.booksandcollectibles.com.au or at http://www.biblioz.com/main.php I don't know whether either of them ship overseas but they search there so maybe they do.
from sduckie :
Hi chaos, sending you love and hugs during this difficult time... love, duck
from forty-plus :
What a very nice thing to share and just when I needed to feel a little bit special. You're the best! :)
from boann7 :
you have been tagged... see may 23 entry in my diary
from ingridwrites :
((hugs)) Thank you for always being so supportive!
from boann7 :
no i don't read her .. her diary is locked. she sounds like someone id like to read. im really not sure which came first the joy or the art.. something ill have to ponder.
from orgami :
today stayed home from school felt safe here in the house not at work or out there was raining now its sunny making lunch for Bunni and I cats are here and there cleaned up the place yesterday swepted mopped dusted tidied the place looks so much better anyway I am here drinking my coffee waiting for my burgers to fry in the pan and Bunni's soup to get warm The flowers are coming up everywhere and gardens in the city are being readied for the flowers We have lots of gardens here lots of flowers in this city I like that about living here anyway my lunch is about done must be going for now Thanks for your notes (the old wolf)
from just2cusmile :
my brothers felony charge was dropped-that was for his meds not being in the bottles-the dui(which he wasnt)open container is a misdemeanor and he could just get probabtion/fined and if the judge is really tough jail time but this is my brothers first arrest-they did take away his license when he was in jail and didnt give them back and said he had to get a hardship license-not sure if that has changed since then-everytime i try and talk to him his kids are around so we dont bring it up...
from just2cusmile :
thanks for the note-in florida there is a zero tolerance for open containers in any cars except if its a taxi/limo etc...your not suppose to have even un-open bottles kept inside the car-it most be in the truck or locked in the glove compartment...also-in some citys your not even aloud to stand on the street or sidewalks with a open container-very strict!! they have arrested people in our area who have walked out of a resturant with a drink in their hand waiting for their name to be called to be seated...
from starkitten-1 :
Every time I try to leave a comment, I get a reload page and then get redirected. LOL I think it's my server! So I'll stick to notes! Just wanted to send a virtual *hug*! :)
from monkeymom :
I discovered Jane Austen in HS also, when I read P&P, and a year later I found a copy of Emma on my mom's bookshelf and I LOVED that book! I've probably read Emma 50 times now, and it's still my favorite of all her books. It's nice to hear from another lover of Austen!
from sduckie :
Hi Chaos, I think it's really great how you are showing up for your dad. I know it must be hard to see him in that position. Hugs to you. Love, Duck
from breezip :
Hey Nancy - nice to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you're holding up okay. Yeah, I really enjoyed Dandelion Wine. It was actually really inspiring to read - particularly the thread throughout it about the boys writing down every routine and new thing they experiened during the summer. I think Bradbury might've liked my Year-End Wraps. Maybe...
from fairygodmum :
Gurl take that litter box downstairs! But be sure to show Orion where you put it. Otherwise you'll have puddles waiting for you upstairs. OMG. Here's sending you some Dalai Lama LOVE Your Way! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from orgami :
dear Chaos I see that you write often in your diary because you are like always in red on my buddy list I check this out of habit now to just see where people are at and how long ago it was that I may have posted a poem story thoughts to the "page" My father has passed into the great mystery as the natives call it He has been gone for some time now and he lived to be an old age eighty two or one i cant remember but i missed seeing him in the end out of not wanting to see him so old and just plain fear because my life sucked at that time and i didnt want to say i was bottoming out again because thats all it seemed i was doing So i was selfish and he passed and to this day i would go back in an instant and see him the last year of his life to just be with him regardless He died at home just like he wanted and he had numerous operations on his legs and heart to make them all work well And up to the end he was working at his beloved legion bartending and playing darts with his wife When he turned eighty there were one hundred and fifty people show up for his birthday at the legion I at the time was in the psych hospital in the summer we get old thats what we are here this is a part of the system on earth be born get to be a kid get to be a teen get to be middle aged grow old and go back into the system one way or another im forty one and i just am getting something of a life with Lori here and work at the "shop" I painted today little figures for wall hangings which people do buy and put on their porch or garden or wall at home with sayings like Butterfly Garden or Welcome folks etc... Chloe is growing up fourteen already and we msn each other when we can and write emails and when possible actually visit with one another which is so good because from eleven to thirteen i was off the radar and barely surviving myself your talk of your bakery makes my mouth water I love chocolate and all the goodies that can be had at such a place We have Bunsmaster just down the street and they have the most delectable sticky buns with the marishino cherry on top (drool drool) anyway Chaos Love your diaries I especially loved the photo of the sign Your pal Orgami!
from orgami :
Hello Chaos liked your story about your puter and cleaning up the house when our place gets messy we stop My Lori and I and do a cleaning job I sweep this two bedroom clean and then pour my two caps of Pine Sol in the bucket and bring out the mop We have no carpets just this tile from the fifties It reminds me of Russian and fits Loris look (eighties like russian women) Anyway have two cats for company we watch the tube and do computer ness in the living room When we run into trouble we call our service provider and they are totally fantastic Freindly and helpful and it gets us going again like nothing happened (my freind Eric came though and cleaned up the bugs inside our computer We installed Pop up blocker and ran spywear found lots of junk) But our Netscape High Speed service helps with the small things we get hung up on Anyway just sitting around after work at the shop Will pick up my twenty dollars on Thursday before Easter Lori will make more because she is there longer in the canteen some days we are happy here ...O...
from orgami :
VILLAGE MARKET I love the photo of the sign and its good to know that there are some deals like golf club handles reminds me of when I still lived at home and my younger brother played hockey all the ancient ritual involved with the sacred sticks weapons turned into sports tools Hah but the sign We have lots of signs here in North Bay some old timers with busted out neon tube holes and then brand new signs a real mixture and we have a few electronic signs that tell the weather and time they are fun to watch I like your description of characters at your work and your family I still remember you talking about the chopping block and all the detailing it requires to properly clean it Its refreshing to be back here at the library and to read peoples diaries again and to leave notes like I am doing You are the first one I have replied anything to in months but I love your comments and the photos hah hah yah I love the sign Lori and I are fine and the cats are doing well just was downtown and decided to write from the library seems its more conducive to writing for me I guess its a hell of a lot faster too springime is here which means more walking time I try to get out more and working at the "shop" painting crafts keeps me busy but its amusing to watch other people isn't it how they view themselves and others humans are just plain fascinating i think thats why I love D-Land so much anyway must be moseying along now thanks for you notes to me chaos have a good day at work your pal ..O..
from weetabix :
It's Semillion Botrytis and I believe it was Edmonton from Australia. It's at the Mequon Sendik's in the dessert wine section and is TO DIE FOR.
from sduckie :
hi chaos, arnica is good for inflammation and muscle pain... you can buy it in a creme or little tablets. love, duck
from sduckie :
yes that's true. sometimes i just feel like i'm a bitch though because i don't keep connections to those guys. but when i describe it i guess they don't sound worth staying friends with... are you just rooting for wis because he's from your state? :)
from pattypat :
Thanks again for my Spring Surprise! We LOVED it - you are so creative and thoughtful.
from boann7 :
you're right...it was 1981 that some call the offical year aids began. not that at that time it was very widespread, esp in females or hetrosexuals. but he could have been bisexual thats for sure. i don't remember being too concerned about things like that during that time peroid. i doubt that was why i was getting all those mental warnings. it may have been as simple as i wasn't supposed to go down that path or it could have been that he was dangerous. i'll never know, but its always a good thing to listen to our intuition.
from yarnsmith :
Thank you for your note and your thoughts. She has been diagnosed with early alzheimers stages but excellent health. I mention every day to Mike that it's time to consider a home but it will take a long time to convince them of this. It took me years to get them to agree she shouldn't be living alone....these two just drag their feet and never make a move except to complain about their health. I was hoping that this stroke would incapacitate her enough to have a doctor finally make a decision but all the doctors can say is what remarkable good health she is in (they should have to hear her moan and bitch all day about her daily heart attack and bodily functions)....I have to admit this though, what makes this unbearable for me is that I don't like her and never have. So any thoughts on my not wanting her here come from my just not wanting to live with her anymore more than not being able to handle it...this is why I feel guilty about my thoughts about being glad she was maybe gonna buy the farm...however, my actions were the right actions no matter what my feelings were...so I guess as long as I behave "as if", and don't push her down a flight of stairs or not take her to the hospital when she has a stroke....I'm not too evil.
from wildrosie :
Why won't the kidlings believe us when we tell them, "You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas?" Oh well. Oh, and thanks a whole heaps and bunches. I had just talked myself out of making a chocolate shake, when I read your page. Images of chocolate bliss have overloaded my sensory inputs, and now I believe I shall go revel in chocolate madness. Bwahahaha!
from sduckie :
hugs for your dad, and mom, and you. and please be careful! I always hate to read that you are cutting your fingers!!!! love duck
from sushipurple :
You'd be rather surprised what-all Midge gets up to these days! haha
from yarnsmith :
It must be very hard on your Mother with your Father's worsening condition. It is hard to keep these failing old people at home but to institutionalize them is too heartbreaking. We checked into some sort of help for my Mother in Law so Mike doesn't get burned out but as long as she has some money (not much) there is no aid, and she won't part with any of her money (I think she is planning on taking it with her as she refuses to make a will either). As far as I'm concerned there is nothing harder than watching someone you love deteriorate slowly and nothing harder on the family than taking care of them. (((Hugs!!)) to you and your family.
from monkeymom :
What's really ironic is that I started trying to make dinner every day because you do it! I thought it was so good that you have that routine, so I vowed to make more of an effort. Thanks for the inspiration!
from ohswim :
Thanks for the nice note. You are right, of course and I am incredibly proud of my son. He really is a great kid. And, sometimes when you put the team first it works out that the team responds and does great, but sometimes it doesn't. They just don't show that one in the movies. He tried, gave his best effort and what happened, happened. He should have no regrets and I hope he doesn't. In my mind, at least, he is a champion.
from hissandtell :
Fishy pikelets? Blecccchhh! No, the pikelets I eat are small sweet pancakes traditionally served at morning or afternoon tea with jam and cream. Here's a recipe for you to try: http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/RECIPES/RECIPES/Breads/drop_scones.html Love, R xxx
from sduckie :
hi chaos, i am sorry to hear your dad is struggling a bit. it is always hard to see our parents getting older! so i am sending you hugs!hooray for the dude, it is nice to hear that he is thinking of the future. hugs, duck
from ingridwrites :
Ugh, kids! Thanks for commiserating with me!
from boann7 :
funny how kids are ..=)
from ingridwrites :
Thank you. And late is totally better than never!
from sduckie :
chaos, I keep telling you, will you please stop hurting yourself! and as for ms. neat, dang, I need a job... can I come and do bakery in the morning? I really don't see what's so hard if you trained her and all the instructions are written down. I promise I will do everything you say... I just need some moneeeeeyyy.... take it easy, {hugs}, duck
from im2qt2kr :
I just posted...and emailed you.
from ingridwrites :
Oh I hope your head/neck/back/butt feels better! It really doesn't sound like it was your day. *crossing fingers Kid will be fine on the drive home*
from ingridwrites :
Well, I have cream cheese, but you can bring yours too. We'll just have to make EXTRA cheese cake. For the shame of it! ;) Maybe one will be the 'tester', you know, just to make sure it is fit to feed others.
from yarnsmith :
Sound like the Dude has what I have. Nasty..whatever it is. Hope you stay well and don't get it.
from arc-angel666 :
Answer you back? What are you crazy? I'm old and yet I have a 32 and a half inch waist. This waist of mine wants to expand to 50 and would like to do it has fast has possible! AND YOUR THE WOMAN THAT COULD DO IT! Honey one week of eating your goodies and I'd be twice the size of your store :-) I'll pass the Birthday wishes along to Findlay I know he will appreciate it :-)
from boann7 :
yeah chedder is good with a good whine =)
from boann7 :
yeah it is good news.. thanks =)
from reese219 :
Thanks lady! Thats what I thought(about the taxes). You rock!
from boann7 :
do you know if this thyroid uptake scan is ok for a diabetic?
from ingridwrites :
I did look up the numbers. No information. So I don't know if they are cell numbers or what...I've now turned my phone to only accept KNOWN phone numbers ;)
from monkeymom :
Hi - just a note to say I have been reading your journal since I clicked on a banner a couple of months ago. This week I started reading it from the first entry and I'm really enjoying watching it all unfold. You made a comment in one of your entries about how reading someone's journal from the start is like reading a novel that keeps going on instead of ending and you're right!
from sduckie :
aww I wasn't allowed in the room for the c-section, cause they decided to do it last minute...
from boann7 :
thanks for your thoughts and note.=)
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for the tip, but I have already read much of the Agatha Christie novels and have been a Christie fan since I was a little girl. Art suggested Stephen King, ditto, already a fan. I know what makes these excellent writers tick and why they are succesful, they are great story tellers. The one "romance" I did enjoy and I know it is a fave of yours too was Christy...I guess it's a romance, but not one of those soupy things with a cookie cutter character. On second thought, I guess you could call Christy more of a biography, maybe that is why it is so good, it is about a real person.
from essaywriter :
Thanks for the add, and the nice comment! cheers -Kathy
from orgami :
yes chaos lots of stories on D land thank you for still being there i just read your diary and liked the part about the cutting board and the light out in the freezer and your man leaving the stove turned on high I sometimes do this too and Lori never does so it must be a man thing and sometimes I too leave the fridge door open Strange to have this in common with other man using kitchen fellows ahh well we have our moments hhah hah ha anyway thnaks again your freind ..O...
from boann7 :
its nice to know someone is listening
from momma-zoe :
Thank you for all your comments that you leave me. I can't remember if I have ever told you how truly appreciated you are. Also, about yesterday's comment about my heart. What I'm going through right now, isn't the first time it's happened. I've been on medications for early stages of congestive heart failure, I just hate to admit it, muchless write it out. I don't want to "freak" people out by me writing it. My ankles started to swell today a little, so I know that I'm just going through another lapse of it again. I'm calling my heart doctor in the morning, and whatever he wants to do, I'm going to quit being so stubborn about it, and do it. Thank you again. {{{HUGS}}}
from forty-plus :
I've tried that! All that is left to do is ask the boys if they moved it, but I have to wait until after track practice. Ugh, I am losing my mind!
from forty-plus :
Only one cookie was a little smashed (I ate that one), until the boys got a hold of them ... now they're gone, but well enjoyed! I've been giving the dogs one treat each a day, and holy cow, they love them! Thanks again.
from forty-plus :
Minnie, Twist and Loch say they are packing their bags and coming to live with the wonderful woman who took the time to make and send such delicious goodies to them! :) Thank you so much for them and my goodies, too!
from momma-zoe :
Oh, you are an ANGEL!!! I've eatten one of everything so far and it's all so yummy!!! Thank you so very much!!!!! {{{{{}}}}}
from fairygodmum :
Happy New Year!!! You Chocolate Lovin Mamaaaa!!! Gosh I do miss those early morning breakfast's and the smell of bacon. It only happened on Sundays or when Mom wanted us up early to do housework or clean the yard. You ARE the Best Mom! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from starkitten-1 :
Happy new year, CD!!!!!!! :)
from ohswim :
Happy New Year to you. Love, Dr. D.
from ingridwrites :
Interestingly enough, I didn't decrease the cream cheese or anything else and everyone still loved it. My friend said it would be even more amazing with fresh crabmeat instead of canned. Today I'm doubling everything because it is never enough.
from starkitten-1 :
PS I almost forgot- it's your username here along with that password. :) Hugs!!
from moodymelinda :
i did just email you...let me know if you didnt get it?
from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2005!!!!!!!
from forty-plus :
Merry Christmas!
from boxx9000 :
buns? BUNS! I knew I forgot something! (hehehehe) Actually I bought croissants at Costco yesterday. They are good for breakfast AND sandwiches. WheeeeeE!
from yarnsmith :
Merry Christmas my friend. I need cookies but don't have time to drive up and visit your store.
from orgami :
Lo Chaos eating a Twix chocolate bar and its so delicious and crunchy umm umm good its snowing up here big flakes from the big blue sky a cloud here and there faded soft at the edges so different then summer clouds dreamy they are to look at them Went to Twiggs and had a Mexican Dark coffee and savoured every drop of it the smell of roasting beans and the cappucino machine making those noises the chatter of customers and traffic slipping past the windows and away from the parking lot Even though i was alone with no one to sit with me I was happy Lori sometimes comes with me downtown when we do our bill paying and we drink coffee at Subway and watch the corner traffic and people in all their designs and desires waltzing through their daily lives we do not have a cell phone and I think sometimes we are the only ones left because they are everywhere now those pesky but so damned handy little machines I had to break up the family packs of meats from the Independent grocery store we shop at and I cannot help but to think of the slaughter behind all the meat i pack into smaller bags for just Lori and I at home in the freezer just having a conversation about someone shooting up in the library bathroom today Lori thinks I should have went and told the librarian saying Kids go in there and she of course was right and I of course was just a passive observer When I go back there I will tell them that there are people shooting up in their bathrooms leave it up to the library people to take care to monitor the bathroom then anyway the meat is in the freezer I am on this machine at home just the glow of the television screen over there and the christmas lights on the window and this screen all colourful on its own enough from me Until again .O..
from forty-plus :
Loch, the pooch, thinks if I am not loving up on him, he's getting into trouble. You can imagine his horror with a tap on the nose. He's a softie but he forgave me.
from starkitten-1 :
Hi, I tried to leave you a comment on your comments page but it went nuts and I don't think it went through! Oh well...Just wanted to make sure you have my password for when I have to protect my page starting in 06 (because I won't be home as much!)..The password is; readersonly1
from yarnsmith :
Hey, what's that pistachio brittle recipe..sounds yummy. Share Please.
from starkitten-1 :
Hi CD :) I guess things are looking up..I think with both of us working and having our OWN schedules again, it will take a lot of the strain off of us that came from being around eachother wayyy too much. I can attribute much of our friction lately to having absolutely NO time apart. Hope this finds you well, hun! Happy holidays, too! **Hugs**
from thecrankyone :
diaryland comments hate me hehe!! My ex used to have a car like that when we first starting going out. You could see the road thru the hole in the floor boards. What was I thinking!?!?
from f-i-n :
I miss lunch with santa...When I was little, he arrived in a helicopter and landed on the PE field.
from ohswim :
Antibiotics given at the first sign of redness (cellulitis) may have stopped the infection before it had too far gone. However, if the cause was NO blood flow, an emergency operation would have been necessary and he likely would not have survived that. So the answer to your question is....maybe.
from boxx9000 :
I miss you! I haven't been able to read your diary since you changed your template??? It won't load on my computer. (sad face)
from just2cusmile :
thats crazy florida weather for ya-we can mow our yard and put up christmas decorations on the same day-lol-this should be the last mowing of the year we hope-there has been a lil nip in the air!!! a lil snow on the ground would be nice here!!!
from pyroguysr :
Interesting... and I could use some chocolate!
from orgami :
christ mas cake why is this stuff so damned expensive for the quarter pound of sugar in each small quarter and what is that icing almost pure icing sugar But its so GODDAMN addictive I love the stuff and every aching tooth comes alive reminding me that one day I should go to the dentist But I want another fruitcake and another and another.............. More sir!
from sduckie :
hi chaos, it doesn't matter how long I wait... it never loads! I'm at a loss!
from pattypat :
OOOOOH YAH! Pistachio cookies - I'd LOVE the recipe!
from sduckie :
hi chaos, i can see your new template but not your entries and I don't know why!!! duck
from fairygodmum :
Love the New Template! My brother used to steal those barriers and yellow lights during the disco era. My Mom NEVER said a word, except Nice Effects... he never got scolded. Lucky you the concerned parent who takes responsibility and instills morals in your kids. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from radiogurl :
Darn - I tried to post a comment in the comments section and ended up going instead to yesterday's comments... But I'm also confused by your opening statement, saying you went to work at 7 - but that it's disorienting to go in prior to 5am. Was this 7PM?
from yarnsmith :
We had 14 degrees last night too...21 today...I need to shop, don't want to get out of the flannel PJ's and fuzzy slippers. Love the new template.
from just2cusmile :
love the new layout!! my bones hurt just hearing how cold it is where you live!!
from wanders :
Love the new look! It is very fitting and makes me want to eat lots of chocolate!
from yarnsmith :
Congrats on the boot coming of....funny how you take things like bootless showers for granted. Your parents are so cute. Kudos to them for cranking out 5 kids and living to tell about it. They are a cute couple.
from moodymelinda :
hi there...thanks for the nice comment.....i was going to send you a mail..but....i didnt get your adress to work... Have a great day!
from starkitten-1 :
Awww, I hope Orion is OK!!! And hopefully things with the dude are alright, as well, since your last entry. ((hugs))
from orgami :
you are welcome Chaos my dear !
from orgami :
its been awhile I and my parents had terrible rows in the past which of course led to my misunderstanding of further relationships HOWEVER I am learning grace honesty trust these new days and if I could have an hour with either of my two dead parents they would understand and I would understand all the misunderstanding Hoever this cannot be undone and life is life so I continue and think about how they were correct in some of their ways of thinking and I was just testing the waters by majoly rebelling against them HE does have a certian politeness by phoning you and telling you where he is staying for the time of the moment My daughter Chloe and I don't see each other so I don't have to worry yet about her rebelling against me but I can hardly wait to see what she is trying to stand up for or by or whatever hangs her kite in the sky something of a conviction a feeling she may have sometimes I used to feel fear when I considered no direction was happening in my life and I would shake things up just to get the old ties renewed with my parents anyway I dont see my kid enough to be considered a parent so this advice is just hear say oh well good luck and take care of yourself ............O.....
from sduckie :
thanks for loving me how I am chaos... and I feel for ya woman... let's see you've only got... about 10 more years before the dude starts acting like a normal boy! *hugs* to you.
from sduckie :
ooh chaos I wish you would stop hurting yourself!!! take care of the finger...
from amb1valent-k :
Thank you for your kind words - I hope you're right
from sduckie :
sounds like a good day off! and I don't know if I missed your b-day entry while I was away, but happy birthday the whole month of scorpio! Love, Duck
from gingermom :
Thks for the welcome. I will try to update at least twice a week, as I dont know when Ill really have something to say. I dont do much, just chill at home with the 8 month old princess in the a.m. then deal with her and the ADD 14 y old occaisional drama queen (really a good kid) BTW that, and keeping us all in clean dishes and underwear, Im done! Maybe Im just lazy
from fairygodmum :
Wow.. Happy Birthday TOO!!!! Please take a look at my entry today. I just posted some paintings after I did the entry. Hugz n Lub, Your's Truly.. Bebe da FairyGodMum
from fairygodmum :
Happy Anniversary! How did you quit? Love the display case, what are those things... Sweets? I'm so glad that your patient with your kids, I give you a Big Hugz on being a Great Mom. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from wanders :
Happy b-day/anniversary!
from wanders :
The new kitty is adorable! Love the pics.
from hibiscus101 :
**HAPPY HALLOWEEN** YUMM ASIAGO BREAD! AND THAT IS THE CUTEST CAT!
from wanders :
Good, it wasn't just your eyes, I could barely read it either. I'm not exactly sure what I did, but I think I might have tried bolding it and increasing the font size (if you can't already tell, I'm pretty HTML illiterate). As long as it works.
from fairygodmum :
Great seeing the pictures of San Diego and all you guys having a wonderful time! Lovely ships... I get seasick too! All that rocking and swaying makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from just2cusmile :
thanks for the add-it sounds like your trip was a barrel of laughs and fun!!
from licalicious :
hey - I'll be unlocking soon... like today sometime
from reese219 :
Thanks for the note and the shout-out about Tigger. I really appreciate it. Have fun at journalcon!
from orgami :
mmmmmm caramel apples I love them and love the fall too all the good food and pies for some reason this time of year taste good especially if the pastry is delicious You your leg in now in plastic Is it in a cast (I only just read your days dairy I didnt read farther back yet to see whats going on with you) My own CHloe has troubles with her art teacher and Chloe is an artist I never thought to ask Chloe how old the teacher is but I will now thanks for reminding me to ask about it Myself If I was down in Hunstville would walk right into the school and meet the art teacher and ask her or him why Chloe gets low grades when she is capable of the rest of the classes marks That is the way to do business right face to face I think no fooling then however I just wrote an encouraging enough e-mail Authority figures take dim views if you are any way independent and speak your own mind Its like Pink Floyds WALL that song Teacher Leave Those Kids Alone All We Are Is Bricks In The Wall... glad to hear that you are going to bat for him You are a good mother from what I can tell from your diaries and loyal worker for your place of employment I am going to try to get into a little wood workshop for people with Psychiatric disablilities like I have Bi-Polar or Manic Depressive as it used to be known but I have been taking my meds regular now and going to bed at night and getting good rests and walking lots and eating as healthy as I can and I feel so good lately about all this I cannot imagine having a leg out of action I walk so much you see I dont know how you can manage it but Congradulations for your guts and glory attitude about it... hah hah John Whayne special...... By the way the leaves are beautiful up here right now but they are knocked off from the wind and rain of late too well Chaos Gotta go for now Take care of your Leg Your freind Orgami..........
from wench77 :
yes, isn't it amazing! wow!!!
from wanders :
You can whine about your leg all you want--you deserve it. It sounds very painful. Keep taking good care of yourself!
from orgami :
hello Chaos the leaves are starting to turn up here we have had a few really really cool nights and today it went up to Eighty two degrees F so it was nice really nice to walk down from up on Clarence to here at the library about a block and then some but the lake from the streets viewed is gorgeous its very nice up here anyway Just thought I would tell you ..........O...........
from radiogurl :
No, the problem wasn't with you or anyone on Diaryland. I don't have that extreme a reaction to anybody I haven't been close enough to smack, lol.
from wench77 :
OK, I wondered... cuz it just seemed to me that wrapping it up tight would keep the circulation down and would actually make the wound fester instead of healing. Do you sit with your leg raised? Cold compresses when you've been walking, and then warm and raised when you are relaxed? (I had lots of problems with an achilles tendon once... had to baby it for months and months... but it only hurt when I walked on it). Gosh, I hope you start feeling better soon. Are you taking antibiotics??
from sduckie :
oh chaos, please just stay home one day so your leg doesn't fall off! i'm worried about you *hugs*
from race-diva :
*Hugs*, I'm thinking of you, sweetie. Love & hugs, Race-Diva! (formerly Starkitten01)
from orgami :
hello Choas how was your day I keep thinking of you standing on your legs all day but you are moving about imagine a time lapse camera on you guys from up above the door to the store it would look like something they use in the rock vidoes everyone scurrying about like little ants going about their duties I went for a big walk out to the native reserve It took me out of town near some forest and woods and across a river and it was damned refreshing I will do this again next month Lori gets her cigarettes there for two packages of Golden Leaf for about sixty five dollars I Put them in my red packsack and headed back into town happy and satisfied to get my legs moving Lake was beautiful from atop the knoll where the highway and woods started wind blowing in my face Oh I just loved it that walk Now I came from home to the library took me half an hour or about twenty five minutes at a good clip to get here so I am really stretching my legs Heat came on in the apartment its radiators so we were wondering if we were going to freeze but so far it looks pretty good well I have to go for now writing people like crazy now and still making it to the library despite the fall weather I doubt though in the cold cold of winter there will be such forays down here but we shall see I have a togue from the seventies all colourful with a pom pom on top i'll just wear it when I got out with my jacket and warm clothing we have a Bunsmaster store and deli right near us and we love sticky buns and all the other goodies they have in there Ohhhh its heaven absolute heaven........Just the smell fresh bread chocolate cake etc etc etc we are already hooked on some kind of buns with sugar glaze and cherries on top like bears before hibernation going in there...................
from wench77 :
Ok, I think this one is for you, you chocolate fiend!! http://www.hammacher.com/publish/72493.asp?source=NEWS2005&cm_ven=WC&cm_cat=20050922_News20&cm_pla=INQ&cm_ite=72493_chocolateFountain#
from raynn :
*sob* I am so sorry to read about Whitey. *sobhugsob*
from wanders :
I'm so sorry to hear about Whitey. He was a beautiful little guy. Just try and think of how happy your family must have made him with all of the love you gave. This <A HREF="http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm"> poem </A> makes me both cry and feel a little better at the same time.
from orgami :
ohhhh Chaos your poor leg and you have to stand all the time on them too in the store well I feel for you I have my calendar on my wall and am reading some more on scots and watched some movie about scotland awhile ago It was pretty good I think Mel Gibson was in it anyway just stopped to say hello and to say I am thinking good thoughts towards you .....!
from yarnsmith :
Hope that leg of yours heals, you have too much to do to go gimpy. Seriously though, take care, it sounds like a nasty infliction.
from wedge-o-lime :
Thank you Chaos :)
from wanders :
Thanks for the note and the link--you have some very nice readers. Take care of that leg of yours and trying resting a bit!
from sduckie :
your kids are growing up!!! dude driving and everything...
from momma-zoe :
Yea, I know! That is why I try and savor everything they say to me now! :)
from sduckie :
selling more bread? must be everyone is going off their low-carb diets!
from goingloopy :
Thanks for adding me to your favorites! :)
from orgami :
hello Chaos I finally got my Utah gift thank you and that fellow Art for this beautiful housewarming present You know my so called freind didnt even give me anything after all I did for him and then wrote this sour note to me about it all and even complained a bit about some job I did what a guy people with everything sometimes are assholes.. ahh well I stare at my calendar in the kitchen such blue skies in Scotland eh? Lori and I are fitting into our new place well enough cat too although technically he is not supposed to be with us however it is written that no landlord can discriminate if a tenant has pets shall see about this is he is found out hah anyway just at the library waiting for time to pass need a coffee badly right now though must go and find one somewhere havent read your diary yet and have plenty of time to do this twenty four minutes left as of now But again thank you very very much for this wonderful gift Your chum Orgami..........
from orgami :
we are moving and my mail gets "dissapeared" Not certian if it is the crazy landlords however I have not been able to get a cheque from the library twice now its just gone out from city hall and gone....where? nothing I can do about it except to stand at the mailbox out front (like I have better things to do with my time) anyway if I get it I will certianly most enjoy it Chaos we have enough boxes to pack our stuff in ..."and they are all made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same..." if you wanted to know what I sound like I sound a bit like Peter Seeger The late Pete I mean Lori and I are getting along swell its just chaotic because the day we are to move she is heading off up north to visit her youngest daughter at her fathers place I will have to handle stuff But I can do this anything to get out of where we live now Bad Karma Baby let me tell you people with everyhing and in hock but miserable I thought life was supposed to give one joy but I can and have been shown that even personal possions one can be quite miserable if one wants too and make others lifes hell too hah Life on Earth.............
from pattypat :
Hey! Thanks for your note! You can come to dinner any time, and you don't have to bring chocolate. Tonight though, we're just having BLTs.
from wench77 :
nah, I don't have discs for anything since my initial OS etc, when I first got my puter. Everything else has been downloaded from the internet (including my BBEdit, Norton updates, Fetch etc) or my puter guy upgrading everything (from his disks or from the net). I need to call him. Don't send me the OS9... I will call my puter guy and see if I can use the one I have, and ask about upgrading to X, getting more memory, another hard drive etc. Thanks!!
from wench77 :
hello! What in heavens name do you mean my "OS9 disc"? Not my hard drive, since that is what needs defragmenting. I don't have an OS9 disc DiscDoctor, just an OS8 DiscDoctor. ??? help!!!
from wedge-o-lime :
Hi Chaos, um, several times I recall you mentioning spending time on Pogo. So, I have a Pogo question for you. I am new to it, subscribed about a month ago, but for the last two days it will not open any of the games, just got error mesages, I have checked my computer and had tech support check it out for me and was assured it was Pogo, and an error with them. So here's my question, has that ever happened to you? If so, what happened?
from orgami :
love the way you call the COMputer Puter Pue Terr funny in a fun way at the library have nine minutes left getting a cheque today to pay some bills maybe go out with my little lovely to have some food downtown buy some milk for the coffee because we are out getting ready to move Lori has to go north to visit her child at her fathers which she will do this will leave me at home alone to pack some stuff for themove coming up excited to be leaving the verbal abbusers homestead downstairs Lori talking about a ring and marriage that is exciting too just have to go ring shopping now we are poor She said a hundred dollars down at Wal Mart but I wonder she is not a high maintenance person at all she loves me just well almost the way I am anyway Love your Diaries darling they are a blast must go now and write my audience keep them upgraded on things just like you Your chum .........O.........
from sexychica260 :
Hey there sweet Diary! Check mine out sometime too, and drop a note in my CBox!
from underthegaze :
THANKS! I find this fascinating! Of course, in my case, I find the theory fits quite well because I am not fearless at all - but now my mother says that the reason I didn't walk for so long was because I was doublejointed so there you go! But thanks for the note!
from ingridwrites :
Oh yes, those teenager will drive you out of the house. My son is 19 and when him and his friends come over - WHOA!
from orgami :
went to the doctor and got some free pills and some muscle relaxants sixty of the damn things and I tried them all and wow did they take the edge off the pain I can move my back about and Un-Clunk it because it gets stuck over my left hip and I have to manipulate my spine laying on my side and it clunks or pops back into being anyway Lori and i are out today trying to get to the ODSP for our cheques I am seeing some AA people out and about also The summer is gone it seems on days like today the lake is green and dark not the silver it is in the heat and humidity which is missing now eleven minutes to go here I only went on the COLT computer because we would otherwise have an hour wait for a computer Lori has thirty minutes Chiropractors cost thirty dollars a session and they do work But I cannot afford them and the card does not work on them otherwise............ having a great day so far being awake at this hour of the day instead of sleeping in till twelve o'clock anyway must be going and writing others thanks for the note O......
from sduckie :
now I want a BLT.
from sduckie :
good lord, i must be tired. i see it now. thanks for the correction! (duh, duck)
from sduckie :
sorry chaos but can you tell me, what are bits???
from amb1valent-k :
Wow! That was a heartfelt message Nancy!
from sduckie :
i've always been one to believe you should go on strike and then everyone would really know how much you do! sending you love and hugs! duck
from fairygodmum :
Love the pics.. Go Packers!!! Yum Yumm... wish I had some of those Sweets! Thanks for the Good Wishes. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from forty-plus :
Only if you come train mine!
from orgami :
wow how much the surface can change and the depths well up from beneath me Lori and I had a big talk last night so frustrating for me sometimes Like that book I read said Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus anyway I ended up shedding some tears and was really hashing it out with Lori we finally got over it or through it or whatever it was and we are fine now I am in the middle of chores and getting intents from Hydro and the phone company for our new place Start-up cheque going to be ready hopefully for Friday and Friday I will be going to the Green Day concert with my Ex and my daughter so that will be interesting Just tommorrow I am going today to catch a bus three hours from now and go to Clear Lake to see my freinds and get picked up from there and go to the concert... what a week this has been Cancelling an appointment to see the apartment until Monday or thereabouts etc.... seems everything fell into this week after weeks of nothing happening really frantic and hectic and it got to us we were really angry and a lot of stuff was brought out to discuss that was important for our relationship anyway as I said all it well now going smooth and I am still doing things so I will get going to finish what I have started today in order of need ... well thank you for the notes and I enjoy reading about the store.. Orgami
from fairygodmum :
Thank for the good wishes gurl. I'm making some special wishes that you get the best help possible in all that baking department and that your son, appreciates how much you love him. That his future is on track and that he is steered in the right direction! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from missy-17 :
hey, i checked out your diary, (if thats ok with you) and i found it quite interesting, and i thoght ishould comment on it!!! yea i have a little craving for chocolate myself!!! (your not the only one) ha ha ;D
from shyshy70 :
Hello, my friend just thought I would drop a line.doing some research at the library.trying to get internet soon,miss you so much you have always been a true friend to me.hugs Elise
from ms-do :
Hmmmm you seem to know a lot about Bob's!! smile
from sduckie :
that was nice what you did for the dude and his friend. that's all teens do is eat and sleep (and make messes).... and thanks for your support! love, Duck
from ohswim :
Thank you dear. When I said maybe I wouldn't be back I meant to work, not dland. I would NEVER stop coming here. Love dr.d.
from momma-zoe :
Thank you so very much for the cookbook! I'm going to get the extra things I need that I don't already have on Thursday and making a cake!! I think I'll be laying around all weekend after the procedure eatting it! I told Kevin to stay hungry for chocolate! hehe..{I think the man loves chocolate more than I do! yikes! } Thank you again. For everything.
from momma-zoe :
Hey! I got the card in the mail, telling me to go pick up the book at the post office. So I'm doing that tomorrow, picking out a recipe and baking the day away! Cooking/baking is a stress relief for me! Thank you again so very much!!
from sduckie :
hi chaos, can you email me and i'll tell you about wisconsin, sittingyellowduck@yahoo.com love duck
from orgami :
nice pics about trip I like the garden ones even though I am a man I love the gardens they have up here in our little city by the lake and uptown and that cool fountian I love the sound of water Your rooms sound heavenly Lori and I bought our four hundred dollars of groceries and then somehow it all has to be fitted in our cupboards and fridge and freezer putting things into the freezer freaks me out all the time and I worry about it but I take all of the stuff from the packages and squish them into the freezer bags all soft and it fits into the freezer like my intestines fit into my body Then it all freezes hard so when I want the ice cream I take all the peices of the puzzle apart put them on top of the freezer fridge and get the ice creem out scoop a bowl and put everything back inside Its a real challenge but everything fit (sigh) walk in freezers are so cool I like the whole shock of the air on me Our halfway house where I stayed has one downstairs and it was fun going in there Yah for channel surfing and ranting we men like our soapbox time I think because we are always into mechanical things we tend to think we can fix or repair anything even if we are not very good at this ( I break things) even though I have tools anyway channel surfing lets me keep watching two or three shows at once something in my man brain says I can only need to listen to part of a show to know what is going on in the whole thing and that by doing this to three things I can therefore think I am getting the whole picture about three shows But sadly Lori showed me by watching a show like a woman that I am missing everything I ask her what is going on and she patiently fills me in including the soap operas on daytime and even Bob Barker the woman brain thing is handy to get to know I am going to ask her more things she even knows a bit about mechanical things too It was hard to ask her that question though but I think she pretends to not know so I will feel better ( and you know that little bit helps me ) I adore her my little Bunni I hug her and pester her now that the weather is cooler anyway Love your pics darling and your dairy..........Your chum Orgami
from momma-zoe :
SWEET! I'm so excited about getting the cookbook. I told Kevin he better stay hungry cause I'm going to be cooking/baking up a storm! :) Thank you again so very much!
from wench77 :
yikes! kids'll be kids'll be kids'll always think themselves invincible eh! ... my dad took me with him to see a car in a head-on collision that a 16 yr old girl died in, when I was maybe 13. There were bloodstained kleenexes all over in it... so I knew she was alive and awake after the accident, before she died. Ya, know, I think that um, affected my driving and wearing a seatbelt when I started to drive, it did. It was very very sobering. Anyways, your kid's a good kid... she'll do fine.
from ms-do :
I thought about reading Arc-Angel666's last entry but i dare not read that one aloud....lol
from momma-zoe :
I would absolutly love that book!! I'll send you my address, but I don't know your email. Mine is Skreeming_banshee@yahoo.com Want me to send you money for it? Your just to kind.
from momma-zoe :
Yep, I LOVE to make cakes. Everyone in my church has been trying to get me to open a bakery for a couple of years, but right now that isn't what I want to do. Maybe one day? I'd LOVE to know what recipie book your talking about! :)
from wanders :
Thank you for your nice words. They are very much appreciated! :-)
from ingridwrites :
Thanks. She loved daycare. ;) And I feel like a goof for worrying. But what is a mother to do? That guilt thing is built-in!
from darcy-farrow :
Amen to that! Of course, I could see taking a loan for a nice big hunk of good chocolate . . .
from darcy-farrow :
I read from the bottom up, too. He made my problems feel so insignificant, you know? Have a good weekend! xoxox
from momma-zoe :
Hey, thank you for your all your helpful notes. I have already had my locks on the door changed once, but when my money from school comes in for fall I'm going to get some sort of security device put in here. Thank you again. I really do appreciate everything you write to me.
from darcy-farrow :
NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I haven't read the whole bible either, but I agree with you that it is a mixture of truth and embellishments. You know, I am the kind of person who peeks ahead . . . ;-)
from orgami :
i forgot what it was like to work in a workplace with others I worked with a mostly male crew at that contruction site years ago and there were a few prima donnas it was a blast though I really liked that job when I had it people are so funny how they view themselves and how they put blame on others when basic truth would be an easy response however it does make like interesting........
from yarnsmith :
Wow, if I talked to my boss the way Ms Hiss carries on with you, I'd be looking for a new job. Who does she think she is? Isn't there anyone else in Cow Town who would like a good job?
from orgami :
wrote the below note and forgot to add that I want to thank you for being kind enough to offer to put up my mug on this thing THANK YOU CHAOS But I have no photos of late not with the long hair and all that I will take some and try to get on before the end of September and all again thank You Your pal Orgami
from orgami :
Oh yes that note to you Old wolf wow sometimes I plain forget whay I write I am having a hell of a time with phoning these rental peoples and putting all the info into something that looks capable of being readable afterword I have a dysfunction about data recieving and transmitting that I am working on myself But it could just be practise thats all NOt everyday one moves and looks for places yes luckiest dad Its going to be super hot when Chloe comes up here I hope it rains before then but not by the look of it its thirty four degrees in this little city and man I'm melting I am just now cooling down now that I am here in the library Photo of myself Hmmm must get one first eh and then to post it Because I will not be on this diaryland come Monday of this month and maybe September also I am not in a hurry to get the photo thing done at any rate when I do get my bill paid and get reinstated to come online again I will be full of moving stories and Chloe stories must head off and look at some other things now Your pal Orgami
from care99bare :
If you dial-up using AOL, then it's running while you're online. And if that's running, the virus blocker software is also running, or may even be running while AOL is not. These things run in the background (sometimes AOL does too, if it's set up to do so) so you don't necessarily see them. But RAM upgrades are fairly cheap, so if there isn't another apparent solution to the problem, it would be a cheap, easy solution (assuming you can find someone who can install, which shouldn't be too hard) to at least help the problem.
from orgami :
me a wolf?????????????? yah the sideburns like that X-man dude hah although...........I did take an anger management thing on the reserve when I lived there and turned out I was a shark my girlfreind then was an owl balanced I feel somewhat of a predator as we are I think derived from animals we have our eye teeth for tearing flesh we have our hormones and pheremones and drives for shelter food water space routine ambitions and energies I tend to find people okay women who are extremely intelligent and extremely fucked up and living on the edge but really nice people god knows what I am really like behind that door the one where all the engines of being lie Like dormant monsters in waiting the ball of debutantes of that primitive reptilian dance Usually I am reading tons of stuff from the library like an armloads of books to quiet my brain down but for the last six months nothing no books from the library just the magazines from the magazine rack the counsellors and anger management dude and writing on this machine desparately writing because I know I will be losing this (place sound of howling here..........) But this shall pass like they say in AA and NA so I shall go through this missing place of writing of an audience rapt or bored (chuckle now) I cannot even imaging what all of you look like but you must have a notion of what I look like I wish I had the finances available to put my picture on this diary however that would be extremely vain (I suffer enough from this....) hah hah hah hah gotta go ciao
from orgami :
hmmm sounds like your Dude has anxiety about being in a large crowd I used to be terrified of being in front of a class or talking in public terrified me but my AA meetings and all this damned couselling is starting to melt me I feel like that glacial mummy all froze up or the tin man all rusted up Not able to Emote freely when I grew up all emotions were cause to be attacked so It was all subterfuge and false faces Talk about screwed up But in a crowd I felt like I had no control over things like everything has a place and a place for everything and when more then a few gathered I went and hid or busied myself in the kitchen or the barbeque trying to just stay busy while all chaos I thought was going on about me Now that I am somewhat loosened up I even get on this Diaryland thing and am able to make some sense in my writings to people (not to mention learn how to type really fast) anyway deep down I still had fun even though I thought I didnt because in memory I remember everyone laughing and feeling pleased that I was helping cook food for people or tidying up the havoc being created that was my early years and my anxiety about large groups of people being in my "bubble" ..
from radiogurl :
Andrew's wonderful software apparently burped again. Supposedly all you have to do to make it right is re-post your information. Hopefully that means only the most recent post. :(
from allegedwife :
I don't know whether it is just me but, when I try and open your diary from any d-land links, all I'm getting is a blank white page (it is a very fine blank white page but hardly what I am looking for). Hope it is sorted soon because I am going into withdrawal. I need my daily chaos fix!
from banefulvenus :
Art left me a comment telling me you are the expert on the mac! He says I should ask you how you like it. Is there anything you don't like about the apples? : )
from arc-angel666 :
Sweetie I will indeed hang on, don't worry no little storm is going to do me in well, not until I've tasted your bakery goodies first :-)
from hissandtell :
LOVE your "hisss" banner! x
from ingridwrites :
I did find an 'action council' that specifically does day care listings in my area. Thankfully! So now I am armed with a list of people to call tomorrow morning. Yay. Thank you for the advice ;)It is amazing to me that daycares have such funky hours! What is up with the 7:30 - 5:15? You hardly get any drive time to and from work. Yikes!
from ingridwrites :
Dude, I am totally hip! ;) It isn't so big, a circle an inch across and next to it a line about two inches long. (the exact shape of the exhaust on the lawn mower!) So far the bandage is working wonders! Who would have thunk it? ;) Thanks for the tip on the silvadene, I'll look into it.
from momma-zoe :
I kind of wondered that too, but wow, I was really taken back hearing that from my professor. I never dress up to go to class, cut off shorts and tank tops. Make up to a bare minimum, flip flops, hair usually pulled back. I look fairly normal, on the most part! ;) But my professor is close if not already in, his 60's.
from arc-angel666 :
Oh My God Please don't tell me you put pig snouts, kidneys, brains and so on in lovely baked Goodies? Did you and your family really eat all the other stuff?
from boxx9000 :
re: GW Bush and Kerry's GPA's in college. GRADES are overrated. I had a damn near perfect GPA and my AGI is only $24K. Grades do not prove that someone is smart. Actions speak louder than words. To quote Forrest Gump: "Stupid is as stupid does!"
from wench77 :
hehe, well i've never read it either! It was just one of those regular tv shows here that I'd catch once in awhile so I was very aware she was an orphan who was taken in by some people (not a married couple). I googled it which is how I learned that the man (the brother) was "terrified of women". LOL! All them online study notes are really helpful! Just think how many English Literature classes could be missed with access to the internet!
from wench77 :
HI there! Anne of Green Gables is an orphan who lives with an older uptight spinster (Marilla) and her bachelor brother (Matthew)(who is so shy he can scarcely speak with a woman apparently). They don't have any kids, and wanted to adopt a boy to help out around the place, but when they picked up their "boy" at the train station (i think), it turned out to be Anne, a girl. ! So not only is it not a traditional family, the two unmarried siblings aren't even any good at relating to the opposite sex! http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/anneofgreengables/summary.html
from orgami :
Hey Chaos I have a pull-start wallet too after losing my other one for some time and am looking forward to the storms (still not hear but I await hopeful) and we are going shopping in this big clean and beautiful store called INDEPENDENT in NORTH BAY ONTARIO lots of large family packs of food which we eat We break them up and rewrap them in our small freezer at home anyway Independent is so cool so picture perfect and clean we tried the other store called FOOD BASICS and it was gross sure some deals but we ended up spending just as much if not more because they still did not have family packs of meats or our favourite type of food stuffs and the store was dirty and old and the vegetables and potatoes not up to par with the other store I know we are spoiled I still dream of that four dollar cappucino though It was that freaking good ummghhhhhhh(Homer Simpson drool) So you sound busy at your shop there and that ice cream sounds dreamy Mint chocolate mint is my favourite and Lori has this other stuff as her favourite and it has little chocolate carmel filled cups in it its delicious also hmm should buy some for treats except it takes up a lot of room in the freezer its only about eighteen inches by one foot dimensions aghh well looking forward to shopping in the air conditioned store ......
from darcy-farrow :
I am in New York. I was hoping you were using someone who would ship! I love to read about your daily routine. It gives me a good idea what this business is really going to take. Have a nice weekend! xoxox
from ingridwrites :
I just need to be more relaxed than the screaming nagging wife who yells about things that go undone. Or me having to do them. My husband very casually says (if I dare utter a complaint about anything), "Why are you talking to me about it? If you want it done in your time frame, you can do it." I can. And if I do, I don't get much sympathy if I bitch - because he would have done it in his time...
from wench77 :
Ahhhh, the man smokes in the house! Now I see why you can't tell about the smoke! I wasn't thinking of that. My place, someone lights up, you can smell it instantly. Good luck with it. My brothers were like "what do you mean we were smoking in the house?" when we'd walk in and it smelled like pot. They even tried to deny drugs when half my mother's butter knives were ruined. One never gets those heat marks on the ends of knives when applying peanut butter, even very quickly!
from arc-angel666 :
Hello Ms Chaos: I am flying out of California tonight on the Red-eye so I thought I'd catch a bit of a nap....but I thought I'd read you first....and I did. Why is it that every time I read you and your morning ritual at your work place, I lay down for a nap and awake to find I've eaten my curtains and assorted Pillows from my couch? I had visions of cookie dough, donuts, pastries, cakes and pies being stuffed down my throat by scantily clad female Bakery Fairies. Why is that? :-)
from momma-zoe :
Thank you so much for your advice. I didn't think about including what I wanted if I had to be artifically kept alive. I've told my family and Kevin I don't want to be kept alive by machines, espically if there is little to no hope I'd ever recover. Nor would i want to be kept alive even if there was a great chance I'd recover if I'm in say, coma for longer than a couple weeks. That is just to much for everyone to have to witness. I will definalty include that. Thank you so much for all the advice and support you give to me!
from ingridwrites :
You should find a new dentist ;)
from orgami :
dental appraisals my own are in need and yet fear keeps me away and its covered on ODSP and yet i stay away The zippos sound really nice I used to own one years ago when i had cool things like a leather jacket and seventy six mustang hatchback and a camera I just love the smell of them and the sound they make when you rasp the red flint into action or dark flints the feel of it in my hand yah wayy cool!!!
from ingridwrites :
Yeah, $3000 in cavities is slightly on the very outrageous category. Aren't fillings generally (approx.) $100-200? Does this include crowns or other more cosmetic restoration?
from orgami :
JELLYSTONE beautiful scenery and steam coming from the ground far and wide in marsh like settings beautiful skies and tans and rouges colours of sand and the roadways clogged and clotted with shiny metal vehicles and plastic bumpers lumbering dinasour Recreational Vehicles looking like huge space vehicles dual tires on the back looking forty feet long most over two hundred thousand dollars (they were all new ones towing equally large cars) and people people people Yellowstone lake is wonderful an old caldera and they predict it may blow up soon geologically speaking it was a nice visit on our way from Spokane I remember the hoodoos I am not sure if Lori likes camping My last ex did we spent many months living out of a tent and cooking on her old coffee table which we would set outside and our Coleman stove for making coffee soup cooking etc i loved the storms through a tent it was so much different from sitting inside a house with my head out the window the wind the panorama of sound and light through the fly and material Loved the campfires we had if it was not too windy or dry walking to the big lake edge or creek to wash my face and hands hanging up the sleeping bags outside to air them out on a rope drinking tea through the day camping so romantic and fun I dont own a tent or stove anymore but Lori likes coffee and we walk downtown holding hands and visit the SUBWAY store because it has the biggest windows with seats right at the edge of the plate glass and we watch all our freinds walk past and traffic I think Lori likes renting a cottage instead of a tent pretty sure anyway thanks for reminding me of Jellystone another memorie was of a mounted park ranger at Ol Faithful riding over to the groups of people sitting on the benchs and he was a Korean that struck me as odd having been raised to think of park rangers as all white kind of like what ethnicity is Smokey the Bear (we were at Jellystone before the big fires) anyway gotta go for today o........
from onewetleg :
re: died and gone to heaven. I think I may have. hehe.
from orgami :
Loved your Pics on the diary and answer to why men and boys put their hands down their pants? comfort comfort in knowing that "its" there after I had my first major seizure apparently I put my hands down my pants so its one of those automatic things apparently soldiers shot in battle who had been killed sometimes were found like this and sometimes with erections too so emotions comfort and all that run through that nerve filled organ Kinda like a dog with a squeeze toy sleep with one paw on it hah hah hah I just found this humourous yes hot we have the air conditioner on but we are moving so we wont have that or cable but its worth it to not have the aunt of my girlfreind downstairs yelling at my girlfreind or telling her to move out whever my girlfreind stands up for herself against this bitch its a nice place though Lori is beside me as I type this all done up in her white blouse with turqouise bra small pouty mouth with red lipstick against her pale flesh mascared eyes and dark dyed black hair I love her Anyway she is on this talk chat thing with people and she put in some black and white photos I took of her so now she has more then every men writing her Must be careful about the stalkers but being an ex stalker in my baddie daddie days I know who they might possibly be it will be nice to just leave a house where we are connected to the bullshit of the landlord Lord as In Lord over yah!!!! Bah to that.. ha You ever get to see the badlands Chaos?? we saw them on the horizon to the south but we didnt have gas to take the twenty eight kilometers and drive through them a bit it was a strange trip we took because we ran out of money in ohio someplace and had to be rescued by my brother in laws mom She wired us money to continue on but for a while there we all took turns and could not take the van over fifty five miles an hour It felt like coming back from a bomber mission over France or Germany trying to make it to England which for us was Kentucky, Liousville but that was in 1986 still remember it like yesterday ahh well today I get a car ride about thirty miles south of the city with a good freind Going to pick me up at eleven thirty or twelve oclock enough to leave here walk the ten minutes home make a coffee and sit on the downstairs steps out of the rain We have a Manx cat hes grey and hes a character his back legs are longer then his front and he is so damned cute but he is into everything His name is Max no tail it took some time to get used to being around him because the first thought is Oh my god what happened to this poor cat? well must go and write the others have a good afternoon Chaos Oh oh the best damned expresso in town is at a real italian bistro place here and it costs four canadian dollars but man it is excellent I dream about it but can never afford it again sigh....
from orgami :
Devils tower we drove past it in the van but couldnt take the time to go the twelve kilometers to see it because we were low on gas but its the most interesting volcanic formation I can think of the trip was wonderful though and just knowing I was that close was exhilarating I can only imagine what it must be like to see it good for you Chaos thanks for the note I must go now for today Enjoy your weekend!!
from orgami :
wow you do a lot at the store at Arrowhon Pines in Algonquin I worked once when I was ninteen as handyman and I once had to repair the fountian in the kitchen between the kitchen and the main resturant area I knew the waitresses and waiters quite well and it was a frigging mad house every day in there people running in and out orders being taken people flipping out sometimes it was very fast and interesting time there that summer but the atmosphere of a bakery must be interesting too I love them for the smell of fresh bread and the treats in the glass displays sigh* (bittersweet chocolate memory) We used to own a breadmaker but sold it (too expensive for the yeast and flour) but I loved to make bread But I am slightly overweight so I stopped that addiction But bakeries are fun lots of work though by the sounds of it I play pool I like waiting for my turn and the comments that people make when they make a shot or miss one Its a fun game I think its satisfying to see a shot made and a ball into the pocket sometimes anyway Ive got nine minutes left today so I will leave now Thank you for the notes I like your diaries Until Monday or better O..
from orgami :
Horshoes I love horshoes even though I am not all that proficient at the game we had a cottage when I was a kid and my brother and father and mother would play this game for hours The cottage I used to dream about for nights and nights for years until just recently I have not dreamt of it it was great they divorced the fought over the place my mother bought my father out and then sold the place to put money down on a greater house for her and her husband I visited them at the newer house and it was great but Dad would have kept the cottage up till his death last february Horshoes and cards were the going games at the cottage I would play a few games but mostly I was out in the big lake in my canoe the other side of the lake had no cottages on and there were some bays where one could go and it felt like the lake was in Algonquin Park this beaufiul wild lake filled provincial park in Ontario You have a lot of responsibility Chaos getting the store opened up and baking and making things and then coming home to run the house you live in with your peers and children I know of people who make good money and they are miserable fighting all the time and yelling at one another and making themselves feel bad Its nice to hear a responsible person who doesn't yell and makes time for themselves and others Someone above all that cave-man idiocies Congradulations for being responsible Chaos O...
from orgami :
i took that dragon test and found out I am a red dragon also I notice I write you a lot maybe too much sorry for being a bore
from orgami :
okay chaos I was having my blond moment when I wrote that Mental4you just told me that maybe it was boring the hell out of people to be hearing about some old punkster and she was right I had been neglecting to write my poems etc (maybe she is bored of hearing about Siouxsie) anyway today is cloudy and cool not much sun and no need of the air conditioner in the homestead We have court kids politics coming up so we may be moving because of it all family stuff big time boring eh Not unless one lives it and then that is life never a dull goddamn moment hah anyway bought some coffee and cat food the other night from walmart so busy and afleet with foots going here and there they have old cars in the mall so that was pleasant to take my mind off of being kicked out of the mall and looking for a new place that takes kitty cats perhaps anyway that is all for now OVER AND OUT O
from underthegaze :
Thanks for your note! I've never been off the continent so this is a huge trip for me!
from wedge-o-lime :
thank you chaos....:)
from licalicious :
I go to Aquatics Unlimited on HWY 100 - ever been there?
from nicim :
always enjoy reading you. wondered what it would be like to run a specialty shop. daughter always suggested I open a crepe restaurant. sounds like a lot of work!! luv your chocolate header though - i thought of you when i did my chocolate entry.
from orgami :
seems i write you lots hah hah listening to Siouxsie Sioux here i am on disability mental issues bad back so much money a month to live on no longer working with insane men in the construction business drilling rock setting up phoneline hydro poles driving all over the place in a one ton truck with a compressor on behind Fun meeting people but that was eight years ago and I had since lived in the park and god had quite the adventures until now the quietness of life now is so peaceful and meditative a plan a purpose (p.s. I figured out how to put in favourites thanks for the suggestion Chaos)
from arc-angel666 :
Why Sweetheart are you suggesting I'm Horny?.....opphs I mean horny as in having horns...like the devil...horns on my head...hmmm... I guess that would make me horny :-) Okay Okay I have a little Devil in me :-)
from orgami :
smoking i used too can remember getting into washington state in the chevy van and us heading into the store and coming out with a carton of Marlboro lights smoking along like a bunch of happy canadians van climbing around mountians and meadows my back hurts from helping out Uncle John Lori went for a bike ride I suggested she join Diaryland and she did Her Username is: mental4you she is 36 and she writes a great diary I Love her she is my muse my inspiration just realized I am not listening to Siouxsie Sioux should before my time is up I have twenty one minutes to write okay I have to go and find Siouxsie and Listen We bought fudge and it was damn great...........I love that melt in your mouth taste of heaven anyway gotta go Chaos
from nicim :
I love Heinlein too. My brain always fights for favorites between he and Asimov. My Daddy was a fan who introduced me before I even remember learning to read. I think I've read everything in print (and some out of print) they have ever written (including the non-fiction). Philosophers, poets, scribes, and sages. And darn good reads.
from orgami :
sad to hear you have a cold I liked what you said about Pissy attitudes someone (a woman) called me this not to long ago and everytime I start to slip into character I think about it and stop myself because its a waste of communicating I just want to be heard and not to reason when I get like that Lori and I shared fudge the other day from the store It was soo heavenly we have a chocolate store downtown here in NOrth Bay ONtario its so great I drool everytime I go in there I LOVE bittersweet chocolate We made the error of going to this cheaper store just short of the main drag Food Basics its called and lots of people go there But in the end we should have gone past the main drag and to our favourite store Independents we usually buy four hundred dollars worth of food which gets us through the month from our combined cheque so we spent the same amount of money and still ended up getting most of our meats from Independent because their food comes in family packs and is very very fresh we found meat with the next two days best before day and it made us realize we had made an error in judgement HOwever we had fun per usual and Next month we will just go to our favourite grocery store We taxi the stuff home and I carry it up to our apartment from the front porch and put it all away (I am a trained man) anyway hope you get well soon Ogami
from momma-zoe :
I'm sorry, but yes they do! I apologize for not writing back, I always read what you write and your diary as well, but I'm so busy I tend to forget to write people back! I really do appreciate all the notes you leave me, they really mean alot to me that people you've never met care. {HUGS}
from absinthesigh :
It's Official 8-) yeah baby! with love, ophelia xox
from absinthesigh :
Hi! I have a new diary: http://eidola.journalspace.com/ may I add your diary as a favorite link? Wanted to ask first 8-). with love, ophelia
from radiogurl :
You're right - my previous job I'd have figured I could work a couple of more hours. But in my previous job I also went in to work a few hours later in the day, lol. Still, overall I'm better off here, by far and above. :)
from pattypat :
Thanks for your message - you always are so sweet! I'm must puzzled as to how other d-landers cross that bridge - I hear about them getting packages and cards from other d-landers, and I'd LOVE to send cards or gifts to folks, but I'm not sure how that happens. (I know, I know, you exchange postal addresses or phone numbers but it takes time, and you have to trust...) but then there's the whole stalker thing to worry about. I'm just over thinking this I think. If it happens, it happens. Right? I'm thinking good thoughts for you and the kid and the dude. Hang in there!
from kalel592002 :
I never thought of that, but yeah, Rex could be faking. Of course, we know that Bree's friend "George" is behind it all. But most soaps lose a character once in a while to keep you guessing. First clue he is gone or not will be at the funeral.
from im2qt2kr :
I postedddd todayyyyy. Check it outtttt.
from sduckie :
girl we need to take you to a movie. although i like so many of the movies that you mentioned, but, you did say it's been a while since you went out.... i remember after i saw poltergeist i had to sleep with the light on for about six months. ergh.
from orgami :
hey choas we have this little grocerie store that looks like it hasn't changed much since whenever the meat is cheap but sometimes its a sort of grey or green colour I have eaten this meat when i was down and out before i met my bunni we dont buy meat there anymore but is green meat or grey meat a good sign????
from orgami :
like your photos of that plant up here we have tulips red and full of amazing colour soon they will plant flowers all over this city I find them inspiring and transcending just writing here passing time havent had an expresso in a long while I miss them the bitterness on my tongue the biting ness as it goes down to warm me still cold I know its crazy eh? went to my NA meetings last night and it was a birthday and we had chocolate cake afterwords Soooo delicious my favourite it bittersweet chocolate almost bakers chocolate tastes like the most wonderful duskyness ever anyway must be going along now take care Chaos will write more later
from arc-angel666 :
Hello Chaos: I attempted to send you a photo but it wouldn't allow me to send it on your dland addy, so........email me at celtic190@aol.com and I will send a photo via your email addy. Its always so much fun playing show me yours and I'll show you mine :-)
from darcy-farrow :
I did it! I added you as my designated *chocolate* link! Now I shall bake a cake! ;D
from forty-plus :
Thank you.
from arc-angel666 :
Good Evening Ms Chaosdaily: Today at the craft services tables (tables of food set up for the cast and crew members) were all these wonderful pastries and I thought of you. I thought I'd drop by and literally see what's cookin? :-). Hey don't worry about your co-workers talkin after all they were working today and you weren't na na na na! By the way loved your photos today and the ones that were Georgia O'keefee-ish. So, are there any photos of you? I'll show you mine if you show me yours he he he!
from darcy-farrow :
Thanks for adding me as a favorite!! I do make some chocolate dipped, and want to experiment with putting choc. chips IN the macaroons or maybe even cocoa powder! MMmmmmmm! :)
from yarnsmith :
Funny, when Mike saw the picture with the snow, he said, "I don't like this one..there is snow in the yard."
from muddyirene :
Hmmm, chocolate :3
from yarnsmith :
I think tri color pasta is pretty but i never noticed a different flavor between them...I'm probably buying cheap colored pasta, LOL! Wow, that meatloaf recipe sure sounded good, I'm gonna try that. I like the addition of the cheese in the middle.
from boxx9000 :
Happy Happy Mom's Day
from yarnsmith :
Happy Mother's Day
from forty-plus :
Happy Mother's Day!
from sunshine0221 :
Looking at your journal always makes me hungry:) And yes that is hamburger in Wesley's bowl. I am doing the raw food thingie with my cats. They love it.
from wanders :
While I have never experienced life as a teenage boy (that I can remember), I do remember what it was like not too long ago being a teenage girl. I very distinctly recall not letting my mom in on my problems because..well..I'm not really sure why..I think it was a privacy phase that lasted until I was about 19. Anyway, while I didn't tell her everything and sometimes took things out on her, I always knew that she was just on the other side of my bedroom door and would be willing to listen, and that was comforting in and of itself. He knows you are there for him, and that is being a good mom. I hope tomorrow goes better. :-)
from amb1valent-k :
Yep. Thirteen!
from orgami :
here we go writing for now then was different the space i mean in between here and there so so strange to know of this letter writing thing I mean where to begin from the ending of that month May is in got the wagon going today just a matter of pouring gas down the carberatour and letting it catch dried out over the winter washed her checked the fluids got gas all over me My freind washed the cars his new car and the old Chev and took a load of stuff to the dump the old ritual saw someone I had not seen in years Hi how are you good to see you yadda yadda yadda if I doubted I was liked I am convinced by people who know and see me My Denise in town says hello to my freinds wife and he I was her verbal buddy years ago she is nice blonde with nice eyes Lori is home holding down the fort or card games etc she is getting out more and more was hard at first because most of her freinds are males She is hardcore even though she is tiny doesnt make her sting any less but shes solid not a butch either very feminine Women Who Run With Wolves Read the book ages ago MMMM just had a chocolate craving there is mint chocolate ice cream here my fave but I am getting fat around the middle again early fortie routund occuring worked on the mower and ran over all the leaves after scraping up the blade and letting oil run over the outside table and got oil on my skull shirt but I love getting into the tools and taking it apart and putting it back together loved cutting up all the leaves from last year satisfaction about making all that noise and getting dirty and oily and smelly haaaa so happy now so much to do yet get the cottage water hooked up here and wash the old cadillac also try to tidy up from two years ago last time i spent major time like now an outing that is thus far quite enjoyable visiting with my freind and his wife listening to THE ORGAN over and over thinking about what kind of chocolate coffee drink you serve at your store I spend like two dollars for expresso double at TWIGGS in North Bay mmmmmmm anyway gotta go for now Thanks for the notes Chaos have a good day at work O..
from wench77 :
Mwahahaha... I am a landlord. I don't ban dogs or cats. I was writing... "IF I was going to start banning... it would be in this order". The MWAHHAHHAAAHHAA was about "those problems cured by neutering cats". I have never in my life not had neuteured cats. Usually do it before they are 4-6 months old. And I have taken male cats to the vet for abscesses caused by fighting, my neutered cat I have now regularly has bit ears and scratches from fighting, as well as the hair of other cats caught in his little clawsies. AND he and the four neighbor cats I have SEEN pissing in the house to mark territory are ALL neutered. He doesn't piss if the other cats don' t get into the house, but if one does, and pees, then he is marking everything for months. Not to mention if there is anything new I put in the basement... immediately marked. The dehumidifier, the vacuum etc etc. So. Thanks for the suggestion, but in my experience of about 32 yrs of owning cats, it doesn't necessarily work as we'd hope. But, as I said, being a landlord, there are 5 cats in the building (out of 5 apartments), and have been four dogs at one time. And sometimes a loud drunk man. hehe. cheers!
from pattypat :
You are such a sweetie! Thanks for your offer! First I have to download the digital pics from my mother's camera. If I have no success, I will call on your expertise! Thanks again.
from wanders :
Not only do your normal entries make me crave all of the sweet food you talk about but now you are adding pictures of your goodies?! I'll just wipe my drool and go back to eating my very boring salad. :-)
from fairygodmum :
Could ya mail me some cookies? Just kidding... but I do have a sweet tooth. You know fairies need they're sugar fix. I'm so glad you got some rest. Weekends where pizza delivery boys earn good tips! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from sduckie :
you have a big heart, chaos! I'm sure you made a lot of hungry fireman very happy...
from ohswim :
thank you, dear. It's nice to know that how ever old I get, you will always be older..hehehehe...love dr.d.
from yarnsmith :
That would be great...I will have a guest room...something I don't have now.
from yarnsmith :
Maybe flow is starting to grow a little...it takes SOME maturity and willingness to change for a teen to admit fault to an adult. Maybe his respect for you will be a good thing for him.
from wedge-o-lime :
Yep, the next step is firing.....I'm not looking forward to that-but I can't wait till she's gone. Maybe it's time for me to get out of retail......?
from forty-plus :
You know what's even worse? This is the side of the family who produced the man who molested me from birth to seven. These people know what he did to me (and others) and they are still sure there's "royalty in our blood." Royal jerks, I think.
from radiogurl :
I'm glad that you and the dude made peace... I hope that he genuinely got the message this time. I went through so much with my kids. Part of them got it and got their lives together; part of them didn't. Here's hoping the dude is in the category of putting things together and getting his life together. And that in the interim, your doctor can supply you with a safe but effective tranquilizer, lol. (I tried leaving this in your comments area but the Internet went wonky on me and it refused to post.)
from starkitten01 :
Hey Girl! Just checking in. I hope my latest entries show up on my journal for you. I think the page has been freezing on an old entry since the server thing here. So if you come by, and see an older entry (such as 3/30/05) with the white layout, just hit INDEX or OLDER at the top, and it should take you to the newer entries, and my new layout :) I hope you're doing good!
from ohswim :
Ha, ha, ha. I never really pegged you for a pot-head. Thought chocolate was your drug of choice....heheheheheh....love dr.d.
from athena32 :
hello, I am so happy to back and reading your diary again! I often think about you and now I often wonder how you come up with all of your energy and strength!?
from fairygodmum :
Hey gurl.. I remember that site. It was featured in Close Encounters of the Third Kind! Over 20 Tribes of Plains Indians call it Bears Lodge, Tipi, House and Peak, it is a sacred and holy place. Many retreat there for meditation and purification. Two of my family tribes are attributed to this great area; Blackfeet & Lakota. You may want to check out these sites. This one tells of the Native American perspective: http://www.nps.gov/deto/place.htm ...And this one tells of the planets Meridian lines: http://home.hiwaay.net/%7Ejalison/index.html ... There is much on this subject matter and perhaps I should discuss it in some of my entries. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from forty-plus :
Thanks for linking that site. Amazing little creatures! I would love to come by that kind of discovery. Thanks for thinking of me.
from arc-angel666 :
(Spoken in a soft tone) Ahhhh so Ms Chaos it was you. Oh My. For some one who's in the Kitchen as much as you, tending to a home, children and other business you certainly have a lot of energy left for me, well, in my dreams anyways. I wonder if you and I are in the kitchen together, is there the chance the kitchen can get to hot? If there is one thing I know about ...its heat. If indeed it was you in my dreams, darling be forewarned I am a handful. As you know I am a reformed Bad Boy, a Lover of Women who takes that slogan to heart,"Be all you get be". There isn't anything I don't know about the anatomy of a woman, every Vascular bundle, nerve group, the circuitry of a Woman's Womanhood is my backyard...I know secret places, ones that women can't reach, which still makes educated men when it comes to those hard to reach place the best game in town. Oh there is one other thing you should know....I am by far the biggest, gianomous teases in the world....got ya! :-)
from boxx9000 :
Hi! I am alive and well. I have NO idea WHY my diary is locked. I must have messed up my diary settings. I've checked and I can't figure it out. I did lock it for one day, but I removed the lock. Today *I* was locked out so I don't know what is going on. I am just fine. I am sorry I worried everyone. The weather is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I am enjoying my vacation. ~Love, BoXx
from orgami :
hello Orgami of course sounds like you like people and they you otherwise why would anyone convey messages? but you are a good worker and a good writer for your diary and I enjoy reading through your pages winter is slowly going up here and I will rent a movie from the store later because I have no credit cards or collaterol or job I have no membership but have to use someone elses and remember to take everything back and not lose the video because then the person whose name I use (with their persmission I may add) would get a phone call and then I would have to deal with them see lots of double endings and all hah anyway I loved the chocolate season and all wonderful and I made it through shopping at Independent store for groceries and all its a good store everything perfect looking right down to the people I am far from that tatooed hand long hair and beard now still i like the place meat isnt too expensive store is good anyway coffee at home is getting stale so I want to drink it rather then throw it away so I will walk home after picking up the DVD player so I can watch ROOTS series I liked that story years ago about the slaves and all then we hock the player again and get money for other things like laundry machine useage at the laundry mart just down the street from us anyway Chaos ol chum must be going now So long for now O.
from starkitten01 :
Tell me about it....*SIGH*....I've really got to get a handle on my feelings and emotions right now. He's too young to even be considering anything serious..
from ohswim :
Yep. Warden went too and, interestingly, we had a good time together. It was just the right combination of other people and stuff to do. I'll write all about it soon. I promise. love dr.d.
from im2evil4u :
Hey, I just read yesterday entry (no internet last night) and wanted to say I'm sorry about what you went through. Chin up.
from im2qt2kr :
Yeah..it's was a sweet gesture...but still made me feel uncomfortable...could have been much worse though. Big Hug to you Ms. Chaos.
from arc-angel666 :
You have Cows? As a Painter, their one of my favorite things to paint....its just hard to get them to stand still. Unfortunately once you've finished painting them, the first thing they do is run to the nearest water and wash themselves off...bummer :-)
from gnomad :
Oooo! Breaded fried screaming cheese!! What a wondrous idea! *big hug* Thank you kindly!
from pattypat :
Thanks for your advice. I know I'm a weenie, but sometimes it is easier to go along than to fight. But then I think the relationship loses its value, and maybe it is just not worth the turmoil, so I stick with polite.
from yarnsmith :
Would you like to come over here with your magic "live" vacuum???
from arc-angel666 :
I have my own Knife, Fork and Spoon and a year supply of napkins, so how do I get to your kitchen? :-)
from dogbones :
Hello, I am leaving this note to tell you about a new web forum out called dogbones. It lists journals, blogs, designers, reviewers, and other types of journals to make it more convenient for everyone to find. If you want to find out more information then just visit the site. If you would like to join then go to dogbones and click on apply and follow the directions. It would be very appreciated if you would spread the world also. Thank you for your time.
from arc-angel666 :
Good Afternoon Ms Chaos: The fact is I am guilty of major infractions concerning punctuations, grammar and spelling when it comes to my diary....but damn its more like rolling conversations not sacred scrolls of English Literature. Anyway, after reading your diary I feel my doctor should have sent me to your place to fatten up. I have read a few of your entries before going to bed, only to awake and find I have eaten half of my pillow. So what did you make today?
from yarnsmith :
two veggie platters? At least that damned bar is good for something.
from radiogurl :
Yeah - waiting on DL sucks, lol. Which is why I ended up opening up the other site. I'm thinking seriously of just moving my diary there altogether. My space goes down occasionally but I don't think it's EVER been down for that long.
from ms-do :
Chaos thanks for the birthday wishes and YES could you please tell him for me?
from ms-do :
Chaos i meant to tell you this the other day when i got your note.....that guy is 47? It doesn't make sense
from arc-angel666 :
Good Evening Ms Chaos: I have consulted with my Computer Genuis (the neighborhood Computer Hired Gun, my next door neighbor's 13 year old Daughter) and she has come to the conclusion that my Mac is in serious need of upgrading. I shall turn control of my Mac over to her and she has promise serious improvement within week's end. In turn I shall shell out several 20 dollar bills and a autographed poster of Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow). As a child she use to ask for photos from Films and TV shows I was in along with the other stars...now I not required to be in the photos..sweet Kid...but then again she fixes any and all things related to computer science. Hopefully I should be able to post photos of my paintings before leaving for Hawaii. Do you paint? Are you a crafty type person? What might be fun is if everyone posted their work here at Dland, a Dland Art Show possibly. I think my Landscapes, Plein Aire stuff would be okay. My Nudes on the other hand might be a bit much...I have a fairly decent eye and paint in the photo realism style when the subject matter is people...so lets start with the landscapes and impressionism.
from yarnsmith :
So sorry to hear about Freddy....and that the dude feels so bad. I guess it is usually a pet that is our first loss when we are young. It hurts just as bad as losing a human relationship. I lost my Dusty 8 years ago and don't know what happened to her. She just disappeared.
from yarnsmith :
So you party'd and went to a head shop?...Sounds like a great weekend. I didn't think there were head shops anywhere in American anymore. Sounds like your trip did you good.
from iambucket :
so chaos...blast from the past! Ummm, I'm thinking tho that you better be planning that "8 hour drive to minneapolis"......You said it on my messages sweetcheeks! Now, you aren't going to inform me NOW that you are just a TEASE are you?! Damn, that's all this site has! More to come chaos....promise!
from fairygodmum :
Happy Birthday Mr. Dude... here's wishing you many many MORE! Hugz Chaos gurl, if I could count how many 22 yr olds glanced my way, well.. uhhh I can't cause I look like I'm their MOTHER! tee hee... Bebe da FairyGodMum Lub ya!
from ohswim :
Thanks for the hug. You are right. I'm am very proud of him. He swam his heart out and never deviated from his goal. He ended up with three gold medals (he swam on all three relays) and his individual sixth place. Most swimmers in the state never hit the water at the state meet. I just needed to get that crap out of my brain. Today (or perhaps tomorrow) I'll write a about the positive experiance at the state meet. love dr.d.
from orgami :
twenty eight minutes left to write Lori and I are at far far odds an old freind confidante whom she has not seen in years will be dropping by the last one to drop by she kept at her house sent me to my place for a week or more she did finally decide to kick him out i should have stayed away then its a joke on me hah hah i cant say anything because if i do i get into shit her aunt downstairs who thinks this guy is the greatest and that Lori should have married him threatened to give me my notice talking to Lori today in the truck because I'm somewhat nocturanal its like always i am always outnumbered my family broke up long ago I have no family these people are not my family they have troubles too like everyone else out there and its up to Lori to stand up for me as I have tried for her anyway that is what is going on of late if Lori is distant still i mean what am I doing there its obvious she doesn't care frustrating but not too badly upset...
from yarnsmith :
So glad the kid wasnt' hurt. At least it happened close to home so you could help her through it. What a way to start a day off.
from wench77 :
hey there nancy!! oh don't be silly! of course you can hey me! I hey everybody! But don't accept it from people trying to discredit and disrespect me in a group setting huh? sheesh! hey! hey! hey! GRIN!!! tah!
from pattypat :
Thanks for the zipper tip! Something I can sink my teeth into :)
from ohswim :
Well, thank you for your support....even Geeks need support....:)
from wedge-o-lime :
Oh-I forgot to mention, um , we don't have Black Bear here(Canada)and now I want some.....thx alot! hehe
from wedge-o-lime :
Ok....seriously, how can you possibly work there and not weigh like 300 pds? I would so eat myself out of business. On a different note, my friends' son always slammed his bedroom door, his dad took the door off the hinges or a couple weeks and every hour or so my friend and her husband would walk by his room, stop, stare in at him for a minute or so-saying nothing-and then just go on their way. I think they drove the kid nuts. But, once he got his door back, he never slammed it again. lol
from orgami :
you know Chaos You are right and when you wrote TOGETHER and NICE it hit me I never looked at Lori and I from outside my own inner view which does not include an outer periphery scan can you imagine that??? and quiet with a man to boot no dialogue like one of those art films or TVO late at night french movies with long long moments of no action no dialoge just togetherness and NICE backgrounds or scenes no static like a waterfall just the shell of the outer sifting in like mist voices talking instruments and tools of the food court together holy shit i never i mean it hit me reading your note to me and NICE wow I am NICE to her by just sitting there quiet??? god I am thick as a brick sometimes but that is why I love this Diaryland this exchange with others Metric blasts in my ears we watched MUCH MUSIC last night her on her end of the couch me on my end coffee and the boob just glowing away silence yah it was nice wow sometimes the obvious is the most hidden flush handles of deliverance smooth chamber well thank you again Chaos i have newfound perspective on this from Orgami on a chilled Saturday .....
from kalel592002 :
When I worked in our bakery, we used to cut a loaf of French / Italian bread in half, roll it in Cheddar, reshape it and bake it in the white bread pans, making Cheese Bread. Cost about 60 cents, sold for about $1.50. Nowadays, if you buy Cheese Bread at Zehrs (local grocery chain, but theirs is the best) it is about 3 bucks.
from orgami :
THEY our peers our present representation of self through freinds job personell the mirror in the morning our journals and writings forensic study of peoms and meaning symbols colours textures touch mentally we touch here and out there we send our ships to strange worlds our eyes our thoughts and mystery and here on this medium it is like that space crossed in seconds to anyone in the world at this keyboard Marshall MclUhan may have had a notion of this e-mail web thing i read tons of sci fi books human books then i cut myself adrift amusing myself making sure not to get too close get too much one me from any one in particular settling into this vast drinking and addiction problem now i have met another who meets me word for word she is beautiful i think with the mind to match and now i am lost or feel lost have i come in a circle and found myself in some way all the same problems we seem to have her and I THEY on the outer sides of this saying GET AWAY FROM THAT PERSON to each other everyone wants us alone so they can enjoy our company pick our brain hear our stories of travel and want hah you are right sometimes THEY are wrong no one being has the answers Dr Martian Luther King did not start off talking to an empty room he did not do it all alone Kennedies speech writers were not asking for young men to give themselves up for their country because thats what they wanted war and its great impact all i want now in my life is to get close to someone try to get out of my life for a bit all this other person wants it some peace and quiet but with me near them HERE they said be HERE its like meditating or something anyway i must be off now and write more of this Diaryland THEY its so fascinating and interesting and you have Ten more years or more at this then I do at fourty thanks Chaosdaily Steven ...
from wench77 :
I did I did! But Cyndi Lauper was in March 2004 (can you believe it!) and the Dresden Dolls was Nov 2004... you have a great memory! cheers! have a great day!
from orgami :
windy puddles everywhere traffic hissing past in their wake pedestraian traffic in the flapping hat clutching configuration soon the trees will start to bud all this winter will melt away but not yet I hope I still cherish this certian emptiness the city has without the leaves and grasses stripped of lushness and dark shadowy knolls shop my favourite is way down somewhere like bottom of Bay or Yonge a specialty coffee shop like so much money for a special coffee in on of those mugs feel like a friggin millionaire and ohhh soo dee licious that was so long ago Up here we have the Trattoria newly painted and in business for awhile in a former place that was plain Nothing Plain about the ol Trattoria four dollars for a double expresso but I am in heaven i cannot afford even this many times over service is okay for up here but the expresso lingers in memory like a warm shiver like a rain freshly delivered on the warm front winds before the chill settles from my head down ohhh the froth the spoon spinning in that rich velvet sigh.... its like a first kiss never recaptured but fondly remembered with every new lover anyway I love coffee shops Davisville in Toronto had one I hung out at a bit one summer wealthy up and ups and me the beatnik in making ahh sweet innocence Now I am old and ornery tired and getting skinny and crazy again But HEY I remember working in a woodstove store in Huntsville Ontario in the west end and I would have to come in and open up and get the till going and the fire going and greet customers and coffee on the old pot atop the files in the cramped office it was great!! woodsmoke and coffee the fantastic plastic machine as Kathleen Brindsley used to call the Visa and the magic key for the register Chocolate I just go up the street to Kissy Korner store and buy some cheap bars to munch on during the late night boob tube hypnotic flicker the great sedative seducer soother spooker speaker cable or satellite drunk sober cold warm numb passed out many a happy time was spent basking in the cozy radiation cathode ray gun and then morning and a coffee and the paper writing in my little notebooks headphones on ten years I will too be fifty if I am still here I plan to get to know myself by that time ruminate over many coffees before this melt many chocolates see many moons before time to wander fresh and forever in the happy haunted grounds anyway must go now thank you for allowing me to peruse the mental amblins of a shop person keen observations on humanities moment of reverie jolt of liven up S...
from orgami :
orgami here asking permission to read your diary I wont do it until you consider you can read mine though i am pretty up front well thanks for considering this Orgami over and out for now
from pattypat :
I hope you are feeling better - gotta get rid of that cold! Sounds like you are going through alot on all fronts. I'm thinking good thoughts for you! Happy Valentine's Day
from licalicious :
My ex boyfriend said the same thing about the Hurricane looking like a dune buggy. I had to agree.
from wench77 :
I'm real good at ironing too, but I only do it when I have to. :D Is there something he likes to do at school? Or does he just dislike school? Personally I didn't pull up my bootstraps til I got to University and got a D on my first exam. Freaked me out. So then I studied. LOL! (everyone else got Fs on that exam but I didn't care)... in highschool I stayed up til 3am reading and drawing and slept in my desk at school. My math teacher used to drop my mathtext on my desk to wake me up. hehe. btw, my brother who failed 2 of 3 math classes in grade 12? He won the highest math competition mark in our school for the seniors when he was in grade 10 and only 13 yrs old. Got to go to some math weekend at a university in another city. Got picked up by the police at 3am walking around (just walking) on the streets with a few other of the math kids hehe. Good luck with the dude. I don't know that there's much you can do except get him excited about something that he motivates himself. I won a math contest for the city too, and I didn't even look at the results... a teacher hunted me down in the hallway several days after they'd come in to tell me... i didn't care. I did the math contest to get out of a morning's classes. hehe.
from wench77 :
yikes! that is quite the marks he gets! But I cannot say that aptitude and desire to do something are necessarily parallel. I really was lazy at school, and my brother who was mensa material nearly failed out of grade 12, missing exams and not doing assignments. Dang.
from sunnysue :
If it is your nose that is congested, perhaps you should try the new SudaCare Vapor-Plugs. They seemed to have worked very well when Master and i were fighting off colds. And if the congestion is in your chest, the new Mucinex is rather good! Either way, i hope you feel better soon. *hugs*
from blue1957 :
Thanks hon.
from ohswim :
Hmmm...I'm not sure I'm disturbed enough to give up the anchovies...but thanks for the thought. dr.d.
from dollyllama :
You've got me dreaming about tv stars now! Thanks! It was much more pleasant to dream that I was dating a tv star. :)
from yarnsmith :
Does Wil's mother know that he gets emotionally disturbed enough to lock himself in a room and try to hurt himself...or does he have one of those mothers who doesn't know much about her own son or care to know. That is so sad and scary for you knowing that the dude was in a house with this going on and no parent around. I am so glad I am done with the teen thing. scary!
from yarnsmith :
North Chicago is way too far and that town has some real problems. Crime rate is sky high. The property values their actually decline. My old boss lost 30,000.00 when she sold her home there and it took her 3 years to sell it.
from yarnsmith :
Because of all the traffic congestion Northward, I wouldn't be able to go Northward far enough to find anything cheaper without exhausting my 1 hour drive to work maximum. Chicagos Northern suburbs are extremely pricey. My new job is almost Southside Chicago suburban.
from arc-angel666 :
Good Evening Ms Chaos: I want to thank you for adding me to your fav's list. I must confess I have been reading you for a while. Which screws up me wanting to know why you didn't drop by and say hello? But I on the other hand had an excuse! I had been kidnapped early but escaped and before I made contact with you I had to make absolutely sure you weren't one of the kidnappers. I am confident you aren't but just in case I'll need a tissue, hair and blood samples, send them to my friend Radiogurl she will send them to the FBI who in turn will deliever them to Dangerspouse, he collects old samples and sends them out as wedding gifts :-). I see You and I share some friends here at Dland....that tells me you are in immediate need of Psychiatic help lol. I am sure by now you've noticed I shy, but I promise once you get to know me I can be coax out of my shell... seriously it a pleasure to meet You my name is Michael
from yarnsmith :
I always say that I am the only single married person I know. Now I know you...I don't feel so alone.
from yarnsmith :
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON. iS THIS THE SAME COLD OR FLU YOU HAD BEFORE OR A NEW ONE. YOUR SURE HAVE HAD YOUR SHARE THIS YEAR.
from sunnysue :
i'm so sorry you've had a relapse, Nancy. Please get well soon! You must keep up your strength! (Besides, who would drive your son to the golf course? *giggle*) As for your idea, i am beginning to wonder if moving to Wisconsin wouldn't be a very good thing at this point...but i would miss my ocean too much.
from ohswim :
Weeelllll. Just for that, the veneer entry will be excruciatingly detailed. Every grain, every different grade of sandpaper....you will read all about it, my dear...:)....You should get a passport. It sets your mind free. love dr.d.
from yarnsmith :
I don't intend to eat what Mike cooks...I just want him to heat up his own soup or TV dinner. I can always just grab something for myself. On occasion, I'll cook a meal we both can eat...but I don't trust him to cook good
from boxx9000 :
YES! the postcard from North Dakota was from a MIchael. I couldn't figure out who that was. Then I thought, north Dakota is close to Montana, isn't it? Please thank him for me. Is he a Diary Land person?
from boxx9000 :
A postcard from Wisconsin arrived today! THANKS! ♥ ~BoXx
from purple-momma :
love all the pictures! and the SNOW! We only got RAIN here. . . and lots of it. However, the last few days it has been beautiful. Picture-postcard beautiful. Sorry!
from wench77 :
Exactly. That is not what she did. She wouldn't even say you're welcome to me. I pointed that out. She didn't tell me at all what she was angry about. Remember, she was "in a hurry". So much of a hurry she could glare at me for five minutes as she walked away, but too much of a hurry to say "I am angry you left a note not in an envelope... someone else read it". Or even "you're welcome." Like I said, it isn't communication a conversation like that is about. It's tennis, where the other tries to slamdunk everything back in your court as close to the net as possible. It really is too bad, cuz she was a nice tenant til she got angry. And writing nasty notes never makes things go better. sigh.
from yarnsmith :
Linda Ronstadt sang "A long long time"...one of my faves also..then again...anything she sings is one of my favorites.
from sunnysue :
Marijuana stays in the system for up to 30 days or so i have been informed. Personally, i see no sense in using any drugs unless prescribed by a reliable physician. Although your son seems to be a bit of a rebel at times, i would like to think that he knows well enough how to stay out of real trouble. As a parent, you will worry, but trusting your son and having him KNOW that will only help strengthen the bond between you. *hugs*
from bare-my-soul :
Nancy, I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. All is well. i just updated. love rose
from sunnysue :
i am sorry you've been feeling so poorly lately. While at the emergency room, i overheard the doctor recommend something to a patient...the new SudaCare Nighttime Vapor-Plug. It has Vick's VapoRub inserts that you use with it. The doctor said it was very effective and she had been using it herself. Perhaps that would help you sleep. Get well soon, Nancy. *hugs*
from boxx9000 :
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/wi.html
from ohswim :
Maybe you could tell him the sound of the bubbling vaporizer makes you horny. That would work for me...hehehehe
from yarnsmith :
I guess you got it a bit worse than us. I really don't know though because Mike got up when he heard the condo assoc. snowplow and bobcats outside and all the neighbors came out and helped each other dig out and brush off. Then everyone put their cars in the street while the bobcat finished the parking lot. I stayed inside in my jammies. Mike said it was fun and I do feel bad that I missed an impromptu community event. Isn't often all the neighbors get together in a spirit of camaraderie. I just felt like hermit. I have an unemployed husband who has to do the dirty work because he doesn't do any other kind of work. He He!!. So instead of being neighborly...I stayed in. OH well!
from ohswim :
Oh, and btw, do you have a vaporizor in your bedroom. I tell all my patients to keep the air moist where they sleep. It does wonders in keeping away bad stuff. (The mucous membranes are your bodies first line of defense and they only work if they are moist. The Winter drys the air and you have to put the moisture back.) Just a thought. dr.d.
from ohswim :
Yep, speaking as one all can say is....MEN!...hehehe. Hope you are keeping warm. Looks to me like the Clipper hit you alot harder than it hit us. love dr.d.
from ohswim :
uh, oh ... honey I guess I was just a little too obtuse....that was a joke....I'm ABSOLUTELY SURE that her's is the correct version of the story and he is just a block headed man...it just stuck me as interesting that he could be so clueless and really think that she left him because he said something at the restaraunt. love dr.d.
from starkitten01 :
Thank you much, CD. I've really been in the dumps, and all of the kind words sent my way have definitely helped me through. I appreciate it so very much...
from yarnsmith :
Love those cute mushrooms.
from boxx9000 :
My Ex was alway jealous of all the holidays I get because I work for the schools. Home Depot only closes 2 days, Christmas and New Years. You don't get Christmas off, that's bad? But, not getting MLK off, that's cruel. (hehehe)
from yarnsmith :
What is it with these guys. Yours watches Columbo and mine Perry Mason reruns. Did it get super warm yesterday and then drop down to 19 degrees today in your neck of the woods like it did here? We had 50 last night and today it is a normal Januray day..what gives?
from yarnsmith :
I'll go on strike with ya?
from sasori-gal :
Whoops~ I meant "notes."
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your noes! I'll send you the details *wink* in an e-mail.
from licalicious :
hey - thanks for the note, and the ones I never say thanks for. This is a bit odd, but for some reason I think of you when I think of this class. Never knew you were in forensics but now it makes sense. Look into taking this class!
from im2qt2kr :
IM2QT2KR....Oh....and that's also the bus driver's name. ha. Did you notice your last entry was....6-6-6...Uhhhhhh....scary!
from yarnsmith :
Just caught up on your last few days postings. (I havn't had much time to do anything but work and sleep)....It sucks to live with an alcoholic. But also, we do go thru cyclic depressions (especially at this age) and we can go weeks on end feeling like we are handling our lives and then boom...depression hits and what was easy to handle becomes hard. I hope your spirits lift. It is especially hard to live with someone who drinks when you have kids to consider and what shape would your business be in if it wasnt' for you. Stay tough. One of these days you'll find your way out of the fog.
from shyshy70 :
Hello, I got your messege.but I am so scared its the same guy told you about.called the law on him one time while back.but the cops said they couldnt throw him out because he lived with me over 6 months.but I am on the lease he left a while then came back bothering and stalking me.sincerely Elise
from wedge-o-lime :
Happy New Year chaosdaily!
from yarnsmith :
So are you going to look for a career involving G Strings? I sort of figured that Howard was part to blame about the raise but since I knew I was leaving and I had always thought so highly of him, I couldn't bear working with him having trouble between us so I blamed the whole thing on Chander in order to forgive Howard and be able to face him every day and joke around with him like we always have. I didn't want to feel resentful about him so I sort of let him off the hook to relieve the pressure. Now I don't have to see him anymore and although I don't want to carry a grudge, I did learn a powerful lesson. It's not Personal...It's only business. I will never let myself be so fooled again. Business is business and pleasure is pleasure. I'll have to send you a picture of the "Chocolate Strip Poker" game I saw. It's go perfect with your G-string. LOL!!!
from im2qt2kr :
Thanks for the words of support.
from im2qt2kr :
OK Ms. Chaos...I'm back and just posted.
from radiogurl :
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I don't know if I'll end up in Wisconsin - unless a specific job comes through, I'm now looking at Indianapolis - but who knows? I certainly appreciate the offer for help. *Hugs* I am going to email you my Instant Messenger info - should just put it into my profile but I've always hesitated to do that.
from fairygodmum :
Hugz n Lub for YOU and Your Family in this holdiay time! Here's wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from ms-do :
Merry Christmas Chaos, hope you get a full day in bed
from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY BUDDY! Wishing you lots of health and happiness (and chocolate) in the New Year. ~ Love, BoXx
from absinthesigh :
Merry Christmas!!! I have found the most incredible exotic chocolate ever! If you feel comfortable emailing me a mailing address I would *love* to send you some. I thought of you and Boxx and must share this with those who will appreciate it!! My email is: absinthesigh@netscape.net with love, ophelia
from yarnsmith :
Merry Christmas!!! Ho Ho HO!!!
from adulterous-k :
Happy Christmas!
from radiogurl :
Oh yeah - I'll take the baseball bat, though I'd honestly prefer something heavier than aluminum. Though admittedly, with the aluminum it would give me more time to beat the SOB senseless, so that's in its favor.
from cinamonjaide :
Hi Since you are on my buddy list, I figured I would give you the link to my message board community. It's a laid back place with a few online friends. You are welcomed to join if you want. If not, that's fine, but I wanted to extend the invitation and let you know you would be welcomed. Here is the addy: http://groups.msn.com/ShovemeintheshallowwaterbeforeIgettoodeep
from kalel592002 :
Glad to hear Zorro seems okay. With some of us, it is like when a child is sick if our pets are ill. As long as he eats, should be okay!
from wench77 :
That makes sense. I don't have a very long buddy list though... It is not long enough to have to scroll.. I didn't want so many I couldn't keep up. But now I'm gonna have to trim. chop chop. It is funny, radiogurl wrote "don't take me off" and she updates 5-7 times a week. So funny. I would say you are in absolutely no risk of being chopped either! And even if you weren't so regular, where else would I get my chocolate?? LOL!
from ms-do :
thanks Chaos.......
from gaia-angel :
In pogo, look for MoniJune2. Enjoy the games! Signed, The Chief *grin*
from shyshy70 :
Hello, its greatto hear from you. hope I get feeling better to.did you get your christmas card I sent you in the email.missed you and everyone in diaryland.keep in touch friends forever
from yarnsmith :
Used pot and booze from age 18 to 35 and never robbed anyone once...never even thought about it...not mentally ill either. The things some people use as excuses for criminal behavior.
from yarnsmith :
There is justice after all. What a laugh...an insanity plea for robbery and burglary? Glad they got him.
from purple-momma :
And I think my life is CHAOS!!! Wow, I can't believe all the things you get done in the morning. We have been swamped at the cakery . . . holiday treats, wedding cakes, etc. Oh, and family "stuff" that I don't have time to write about!
from kalel592002 :
I LOVE Heath bars - whenever friends go to the states, I have them bring a few back for me, as you can't get them in Canada anymore. SKOR is close, but not close enough.
from adulterous-k :
You're right - I had issues with that too!
from cinamonjaide :
I did that
from yarnsmith :
I wonder if your tater tot casserole is the same one Mom used to make...I have to get over to my sisters and dig through them old recipes...now I have a taste for that. 7 layer salads a good one too...Yum..why am I always hungry after I read you?
from cinamonjaide :
Here is my new password: jaide
from boxx9000 :
I just sent an email to your diaryland address. I can't find your other address.
from cinamonjaide :
Yeah, well he says he wont look again, but I doubt he can resist the temptation. if he does, oh well! I won't run and hide, this is the only place I have to let it all out.
from sasori-gal :
Hi! I didn't put the names in my diary next to the pictures just in case one of the guys went to check out my entry for that day. (That's why I even kept who had the blow-up anonymous!) But for your info, the guys from left to right are Steve, Mike, Tim, Galen, Ryan and Mark. I will e-mail soon! :) Keep hanging in there with the dude!
from cinamonjaide :
LOL you are so right. I bet he is middle eastern. Oh heres a link to my online pictures http://cinnamoncreme.yafro.com/
from wedge-o-lime :
I would have kept the $ too. Damn witnesses. They ruin everything.
from cinamonjaide :
Thanks for the welcome
from oxfordavid :
Nancy, you are so 100% reliable! You're always there, even when I was away so long. Thank you, I really respect your attention. One of these days I'll have to stopover in Wisconsin and take you to dinner!
from kalel592002 :
Special thoughts to you on that day too - and btw, she looks like you!!
from wench77 :
Hey what's up with you missing my half-naked ass hanging off the shower rod?? It was back in Sept, remember, when I went to that fetish weekend thing in TO... go look for it eh! Such a good shot... amazing how one's tummy doesnt sag when you grasp something WAY above your head! LOL!
from needisaymore :
Hello! I recently posted--maybe be a hit and run, or I may return. Your notes were very sweet and very much appreciated! Hope all is well with you. Take care.
from yarnsmith :
Start your Christmas shopping? Lordy Lordy....I have one more gift to pick up...will finish today. I have to confess though. My shopping was 95% internet. God bless the internet, where you can shop in your underwear in the wee hours of the morning.
from yarnsmith :
What kind of yummy chocolate thingies are you showing pictures of...Looks yummy. Enjoy your snow....I have had enough to last me all winter..hope our early snow isn't a harbinger of a storm filled winter...sure is pretty but hard to get around in.
from yarnsmith :
Do you run a mission for homeless cats or do they just know where to find the best turkey? LOL!! Thanks for your encouraging note...I think things went well today...time will tell.
from ohswim :
Thanks for the note, dear. I didn't smoke nor kill anyone. Was just having a bad day. love dr.d.
from sduckie :
cute!! love the pics chaos!
from ms-do :
Oh that was quick thanks Chaos i loved your pics.
from ms-do :
I'll look forward to seeing a few of your pics from the past.
from iambucket :
Well then u need to be more clear as to where exactly u are my dear! Not like I'm psychic or anything.....that would be my mom. And hell, having the world "disabled" lingering over your head gives ya all kinds of free time.........
from iambucket :
Hey there chaos! Thanks for the messages on my site....nice to read when I finally came back. And yes....I think this time I am FINALLY back! 2 things re: your recent entry: 1.Please don't write about meatloaf anymore as it is my favorite (especially when my mom, who lives 2,500 miles away, makes it) and I find myself drooling!! 2. What the *#%$ is a jimmie??? Talk to you soon....look forward to reading months of your old entries!
from purr67 :
I hope you were not to busy this holiday! I miss you. I promise to write soon.
from fairygodmum :
I made it though the local grocery store the day before in less than 2 hours! Living ONLY 5 blocks away... realized that I needed a Taxi to get me home with 7 bags of various holiday goodies... Made Shrimp Creole Today and my sister Loved it! Hugz n Happy Holidayzzz.. Bebe, da FairyGodMum
from acaldwell :
im working from 9 am to 1 am and if i dont seeya on yahoo hava happy t-day!!!!
from ohswim :
Well it does feel good to have it done, doesn't it? And to know others are having to do the same thing. I think I'm going to work on a campaign to make writing a computer virus a capital offense...love dr.d.
from yarnsmith :
Our local store was INSANE today....Better today than Wednesday.
from wedge-o-lime :
The work pics were great. Everyday I read you and as you go through your day I have a visual in my mind......better now with pics! Happy Sunday:)
from yarnsmith :
I know that now I have to cook before I cut...believe me...I leanred sweet potatos the hard way. Last year I made them mashed with pumpkin pie spices...this is the way to eat sweet potatos...still...only daughter and I ate them..and ate them..and ate them..for days and days on end....burp! This year I will make a tiny portion of mashed for me and Michelle alone...I have learned my lesson. LOL!!
from yarnsmith :
Is Gravestone tipping more fun than Cow tipping?
from yarnsmith :
Gee small town life must be a drag for a teenager. Can't even leave your sweatshirt in a graveyard with out someone who knows you finding it.
from wench77 :
Thanks, I just looked up her website. Some good reminders there. Things we know but don't do... ie remember I said I should take one day off a week! Hahaha! Great suggestion. now to make life fit into that. She's gotta watch out though with them pumpkin vase suggestions... she'll turn into the next Martha Stewart, making us all so stressed out cuz we don't have time to make simple beauty everywhere. Just the "keep the house picked up" is a challenge... I mean, if I were a stay at home housewife that would be reasonable. Instead I try to vacuum the cat and dog hair up once a week. It could use it once every two days. HAHAHA! Enjoy your book. And don't stress over not being unstressed! cheers!
from yarnsmith :
The Dude is just punishing you for saying no. One of these days he will figure out that punishing you won't get him what he wants either and he will find a new way to torment you.
from absinthesigh :
Thank you so much for your sweet note. 8-). with love, ophelia
from wench77 :
" i work that way every day at work. " Yah, you have so much to do, and so many outside things to schedule around, like deliveries, employees, store hours, customer orders. That would help me focus too. Here when someone calls me in April for a contract, gives me the text in June, and I don't hear from them til December, it is a little hard to use them as a motivator! hehe. I DO get my comics page done EVERY DAY cuz I know there are people expecting a new one in the morning! Cheers!
from yarnsmith :
Hope you feel better and don't have that darned flu. Maybe you just need some downtime to defrag....just like your puter does sometimes.
from catinasnit :
Your son sounds like a very typical teenage boy. It's such an akward age for them, isn't it? My youngest son talked non-stop from the time he first found that words formed sentences until he turned 16, then he resorted to one-word-sentences, grunts, groans, eye rolling and door slamming.
from sduckie :
woman, I wish you would stop cutting yourself. makes me worry about you. don't know what to say about the dude-- hang in there, baby! I send you hugs. :) duck
from yarnsmith :
Luna Bars...YUM!!!! Sorry..wouldn't go through the being a Mom of a teen for any amount of money again. Freedom's just another word for no teens in the home.
from catinasnit :
That was ME in there buying the entire stock of Elephant Ears. Yum! ~ I'm still sitting on my fingers trying not to feel your pain.
from catinasnit :
I'm over here sitting on my fingers, feeling your pain, so to speak. Oh gosh, am I ever! Did you really get stitches?
from wench77 :
You'd be happy to get half of that done in how many days?? LOL! I'll be happy to get two or three of those things done per day. Or at least done before the consequences of not getting it done happen... ie if I get the water out of the outside taps before it freezes, and the dog book cover done before its deadline. LOL! I carry all this written down on a piece of wrinkled paper in my back pocket. Thank god several things have gotten crossed off in the past week. sigh! I REALLY would like to have a doorbell though. tah!
from shyshy70 :
I got your note thanks for always caring and being there for me in good times and bad. guess its your birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
from sduckie :
Happy Birthday, Chaos!! :) Duck
from kalel592002 :
HAPPY Birthday! I guess of our original little grouping, Kim is next! Enjoy your day, be decadent and have fun!
from wedge-o-lime :
Your birthday??? I didn't know(must catch up with my reading) Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!
from purple-momma :
I will try popo sometime . . . sounds fun! Our shop is small, I don't know what I would do with 2K/mo. electric bill! We only do custom orders. We do not keep a daily stock, we are a little different. An added expense, I don't know what we will do!
from yarnsmith :
Glad to hear you voted. I am kind of pumped up that so many people got out and voted. I know that a high young people's turn out shouldn't be good for Bush (they say), but I think it is more important that young people get excited about voting in the long run....no matter who wins. If more people vote...America wins in the long run.
from yarnsmith :
Yes...those smores were great. We opened the bag...gave 3 out to trick or treaters and the two of us scarfed up the rest of the bag in front of the tv....I'm sure it is no less than a million calories....but boy...it was worth it.
from moodymelinda :
really?? I thought it was just me....
from moodymelinda :
Hello again....thanks for the nice note over at my place :-)
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN.....BOO! I will hug my teddy (thank you)
from yarnsmith :
You're not a witch...your the mother of teens. You might feel like a witch, but in order to be a good mother of teenagers...you can't be a softy. My sister feels that way too that she is always the one who has to be the witch....while her husband is Disneyland Dad. I am glad I am through with that stuff...don't worry...there is life after kids.
from yarnsmith :
I am sick of the election too. Last time, when I went to bed there was still no winner and when I woke up..there was still no winner and I got a GIANT HEADACHE. The only thing I am fearing is a repeat of last election...no clear winner...all the law suits and uncertainy, which will cause the stock market to go haywire and the men I know to worry their butts off. I hope there is a clear winner even if it has to be Kerry.
from ristan31 :
Yeah no kidding....it was pretty spooky. I'm actually quite proud that I didn't just pack up the cats and run out of the house! LOL....Oh well, it WAS a full moon last night....Cheers! -K
from sduckie :
*hugs* chaos... sometimes it's good to cry it all out... sorry that things are tough right now... anyone who reads your diary can tell that you work your ass off and it must be frustrating with everything else you have to deal with~ sending you lots of love, DUCK
from ohswim :
Hey, I thought I was the only one that caused everyone to quit. You too? Hmmm....maybe it's a dland thing......I'll have to try the chocolate in the coffee thing. Coffee is my drug of choice. love dr.d.
from wedge-o-lime :
Thank you for the notes and the good wishes! It was the most beautiful night ever. I now have to get off my ass and pack to catch a plane that leaves at 6 am. Thank you again:)
from yarnsmith :
We have a moron boy at work too...his name is chander and he owns the company.
from boxx9000 :
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! You shouldn't have, but I'm glad you did. The bear is absolutely adorable with his *fangs* and striped cape. GODIVA chocolate? Yum, that's the good stuff! You know what is even better? YOU! Thanks so much. ~love, BoXx
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for the wishes. Could you wish me skinny and with a couple a Aussie guy's in a bathtup too? LOL!
from kalel592002 :
One of the reasons Sal is probably like he is - is a parent like his mother, who doesn't understand social responsibility. You know my feelings about a lot of teens, but parenting is a big part of that too!
from catinasnit :
Personally, I think a call out of the blue from an old friend is one of the warmest feelings to experience in the world. -Megan-
from sassyfras :
Thanks for the note, and for adding me as a favorite! I'm glad you did - I had found you once before through someone else's diary, and then lost you before I could mark you. (If I don't do it right away, it's gone forever!) I'm actually IN Chesapeake, so I could be very, very close to your friend! I have you safely listed as a fave, now, so I won't lose you again.
from ohswim :
I added answer to bottom of today's entry
from ohswim :
Started writing you the answer to flu shot question and got verbose. I will answer you on my dairy page so as not to take up all your note space. love dr.d.
from ohswim :
You did the right thing. Zorro would have been yours if you let him stay the night. You rescued him and put him on the road to adoption. You are a hero. love dr.d.
from ohswim :
Isn't it great when the moons align and you have the house all to yourself? That is relaxation at its best.
from wench77 :
Hiya! thanks for the art link. I just checked clearprint, which is the paper I use for comics, and the price is about the same as the shop here, except that I'd have to pay shipping, US exchange, import duties and risk having it crinkled and mangled in shipping. I will check later to see if they have the colors I have to mail away to the States or UK for anyways that I cannot get in town. But for what I bought yesterday (large papers and illustration board 30"x40") the shipping and risk of damage to get it from the US would be insane. Best to get it here. thanks again! :D
from boxx9000 :
I used to drink TAB (back in the day) redish/pink can? Now vanilla coke is my drug of choice. I didn't think anyone made (or drank TAB) anymore. It was one of the first diet cola drinks? Are *we* the only iMac usuers on diaryland? Do you know any others? I can't view Inkdragon's diary anymore. The text it too tiny. If I zoom it than I can't get the scroll to work to move the text up or down. Any suggestions?
from yarnsmith :
They still make Tab? What's the diff between that and diet coke? Your right about her probably being a career woman. I figured out long ago that in order to be high up on the ladder and making the big bucks...you also have to be an immature loud mouth who doesn't care about anyone else or their situation or feelings. Also learned that the less money you make....the harder you work.
from ohswim :
Nice picture of your folks. They look like a happy couple. It is sad that after all the work to get a nice home, time steals away your ability to take care of it. Then it's off to the "old folks" condo living. I guess that's ok but it is a little sad. Anyway, happy b.day to your mom. And, btw, I'm pretty sure I mentioned in a chat that YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIFTING STUFF ONTO THE TOP SHELF WHEN YOU BACK IS ALREADY HURTING.....but maybe I'm just not remembering correctly....love dr.d.
from yarnsmith :
Awe...your parents are so cute...I love old people.
from yarnsmith :
I always find a run through the house naked and wet in the morning invigorating.
from wench77 :
Why do they like me on diaryland? Because they don't have to deal with me going on and on, they don't have to deal with how stressed I get (stressed and stressing one of my exes said). They don't have to deal with me raising my voice so they feel shouted at. They don't have to deal with my tone of voice when I get frustrated and angry. They don't have to feel the scary energy of me blowing up. They don't have to deal with my overtalkativeness. They can read what I write (which is after all only a page or two) when they feel like it. They can stop reading at any time they like. They can choose not to read for a week or forever. What they are reading is concise, censored and thought out vs off the cuff reactionary defensiveness. How's that? It is the same reason why in person people don't listen to my stories but when I write the same things as comics, they will actually not only listen but seek them out and pay me for them. Let's say I am better on paper than in person. Lots of people are. From what I hear, lots of great artists, writers, scientists, celebrities etc are intolerable grating people, but their productions are wonderful. There ya go. You know you shouldn't argue with me. I will mostly win. I think so much and I also have unfortunately a fairly wide grasp of human behaviour including my own, and others. Unfortunately every time I get into trouble in relationships is when I actually believe that I am ok and that someone will love all of me. But nope, the parts that turn people off are stronger than the good parts, just like my Dad. He is wonderful and his tenants love him. But he is just so frustrating and cuts people down, defensive and negative... we are just so similar and so complicated. Anyways, thanks for being my diaryland buddy. I need diaryland buddies I think. I think it is best I live alone and have friends I don't spend TOO much time with so it goes well, and maybe eventually lovers but that I keep my life apart. I dunno. Maybe this thought will change later. But yeah, I have wonderful lovable great talented sweet caring generous sides. But no one wants to eat a chocolate cake they might hit a razor blade in.
from wench77 :
Thanks for the note. Oh yes, I guess we are all fucked up. I unfortunately figure I am fucked up, I want people to put up with me, so I put up with people's fuckedupedness and then end up in relationships with real assholes. A friend of mine told me my asshole detector is broken. Not really... I just see what is wrong with them and I go for the good parts. But eventurally the asshole part really fucks you over. Sigh. Or they reject ME and my asshole parts and I feel like WTF, after what I put up with from you? I stopped speaking to my dad most of my adult life. I put my foot down when I was 16, when I was 19, when I was 23, when I was 26. Since my brother died I had therapy and learned to see him but to put boundaries like refusing to argue about politics (funny and ironic huh! He used to catch you in political arguments to prove you were wrong and stupid), or only seeing him at restaurants, or only for one evening and not staying over so I didn't have a migraine for three days. He went into therapy like five years ago, and he seemed to be making big steps. I let him visit here, and it went ok. Then last year he came back, went mostly ok, and this year, it just got worse and worse and like a repeat from when I was 16 or 19 or 23 or 26. Sigh. So yeah, we all have that, and I make too many allowances and go crazy dealing with it. And yeah, I have put my foot down before. And yeah, it is kind of depressing to see how things can change and then go backwards so easily. It gives me less hope for myself. I guess forgiving him was always about forgiving myself the parts i inherited and learned from him. Not hating him was not hating myself. I dunno. Anyways, thanks. I guess I shouldve written another entry instead of a note eh! xx
from yarnsmith :
Peace is good....Happy Peace!
from kalel592002 :
Holding it together is important as I am well aware (that is why I have a shrink) but at some point, it may come down to your business or your sanity. That is when you get a lawyer. The "dude" still needs to straighten up and perhaps the message that he is OUT when he is 18 will help if you reinforce it. If he slams and screams, let him. I am a firm believer that too many kids let their kids bully them - THEY are the parents and THEY should make rules and enforce them. BTW, it is not illegal to kick your kid out here at 16 and I think you can do so in most US states. At times the courts will step in and try to work out a solution (ground rules are set and both sides have to sign off on them) but if the child or parent breaks the rules, the situation removes the child and he is a ward of the court until 18 (sometimes a year or so later if college / University is involved). good luck.
from kalel592002 :
Okay, I have held off for long enough. As you have commented on my life often enough, turnabout is fair play. WHY the hell are you putting up with this bullshit? Your son needs to be told that as long as he lives under your roof he has to lose the attitude and abide by your rules - or when he is 18, he is O-U-T. Let him see what the real world is like. My parents and I had issues, but by and large, I knew the rules and obeyed them. If it was my money, I could do as I pleased with it (and at one point, I paid room and board). As for your husband, I'd give him just so many months to clean up his act. It is so obvious from many of your entries that you are fed up with this, but nothing seems to change. As you've often told me, sometimes YOU have to make the changes. If they don't change, maybe YOU need to walk away and let them fend for themselves. Yes, it is important to love and care for the people in our lives, but we have to believe in OURSELVES as well. Okay, enough outta me! LOL
from list-alive :
Hello, I've recently opened a new listing site, and I would like to list you!
from wench77 :
ah, but your son is not over 60. And he is your son, not your father. Wish sometimes I could refuse to drive him to golf, let him have his friends stay over, ground him, or send him to school. I really wish for you that you don't have these same conversations when your son is 41 like I am. ack. :D nite nite!
from yarnsmith :
T.Ping....those were the days...colors or white?
from yarnsmith :
Chander just bought the company and doesn't know the ins and outs of the business yet. He wants to be an absentee owner, which is what Dan and I like. Howard has him convinced that he is needed around part time for a while to keep things in line. I think that Howard has Dan convinced that he needs his help too...he doesn't...Dan does a great job..however, I understand that Chander thinks Howard is going to go visit customers and do some work out in the field for him....I think Howard just wants get away from the wife a few days a week and keep the control of the running of the business. He is the sweetest, nicest boss I ever had but it is time for him to go.
from mnlady1962 :
I would gladly go into the chat rooms to kill some time here, but unfortunately the company has filters on the internet, so anything that has "chat", "Game" or "Adult Content" are all unviewable. Now recently they won't let us onto livejournal.com. I hope they don't attack Diaryland next!!!!!
from yarnsmith :
My nephew is 15 and he was the king of bad attitudes and something happened overnight and he has been mature, responsible and pleasant for a month and 1/2 now. Sissy is waiting for the other shoe to drop.
from ohswim :
Yep, you're right. It's 4 1/2 hours...now I feel better. Just a little math challenged. Still seemed like a long meeting. Have a great day. dr.d.
from yarnsmith :
Hi again..I totally agree with you about legal marriage being unecessary. It is the relationship that is hard to break...the paperwork just needs a lawyer, however in the case of the dear Abby letter, we have a girl telling Abby that marriage is important to her and not to the guy and should she issue the ulimatum. I say that if the paperwork isn't important anyway, then what is the big deal in the guy committing to a marriage. I feel that if he intended to stay around and truley loved her that he would to what ever he could to keep her including get married. With something like marriage you can't have one side of the couple believe in marriage and other not and not expect to have problems. If both ends of the couple don't want the contract...fine...no problem. I too would never ever again get married or even live with a man. If I someday am able to find my way out of my marriage it'll be me, myself and I. Back when I got married, marriage was such an institution and expected and my family expected it also. It was important to me then and I for one did issue that ultimatum to a guy who said he would never marry me or anyone else. He changed his mind toot sweet when I started packing my bags to move out. Now he is the one who wants to stay married. LOL!!!
from treesssa :
Hey! Thanks for leaving a note over at my place. I am going to check you out in a bit. Thanks for the add also!Have a great Sunday!
from yarnsmith :
Then we are back into needing lawyers and paperwork to sort it all out any way. I still point the my original thought of if the guy truley loves her and the relationship is indeed stable, and marriage is important to her then what's the problem of getting married. I see the guys point of view of being a non committal cop out. It is also more than about stuff. If children come into the mix, a lot of men could just waltz away. Sure, they would be financially responsible but not I'm not sure that a guy who would have such a problem comitting legally to a woman would also desire to stay attached to his children except to the letter of the law, which is not enough.
from yarnsmith :
Definitely a thought provoking POY entry. My advise to my daughter would be to get out of a situation with a man who doesn't consider what you want important. It is the man who needs the piece of paper....not the woman. Woman give themselves to much to men. Without that piece of paper, a women is left high and dry with nothing after a split up.
from absinthesigh :
oh! I forgot to add: enjoy your sleep-ins 8-) 8-) 8-)!! Sweet dreams! with love, ophelia
from absinthesigh :
Hi! If you happen to speak to your minister friend again pass please pass this website on to him: http://www.hacres.com/ It saved a friends life and added years to my mother's life, she had stomach cancer. It may help his wife. It has helped me a great deal... with love, ophelia
from yarnsmith :
You are so right...No one wins...I used to be really millitant about it until I realized that I had raised my daughter to think that Democrat was a dirty word...Didn't mean to do that...then I had to take a good hard look at myself. Still have strong opionions...still enjoy the political game..but I look at it differently. I no longer try to sway anyone. No matter who wins what...things just stay the same anyway..dont' they.
from adulterous-k :
No - it's completely different - it's about a man who "remembers" future events. Don't really know why I used that character's name for myself here... too confusing eh?
from yarnsmith :
You're such a good Mommy.
from sduckie :
darlin', I wish you'd stop cutting off your fingers... please be careful! love DUCK
from poolagirl :
Sleep deprivation torture? Yes, that would be awful. Some kid here in San Diego stayed awake for ELEVEN DAYS for a medical study. He didn't show one sign of psychosis. Amazing.
from wench77 :
Oh those don't sound as good as I imagined! hehe, I imagined more like reeses pieces in cake form. dang. :)
from ohswim :
Maybe a little passive-aggressive but if that's what it takes to keep you sane, so be it. Of course, every bad situation is made worse when mixed with alcohol.....its a law of chemistry, I think. Hang in there. love dr.d.
from sduckie :
tried to write in your comments section but I don't know if it worked. thanks for your note about my dad- he is good as I said in yesterday's entry. and wanted to tell you your cc company can do what is called a chargeback, and you will get your $ back. Good Luck! DUCK
from yarnsmith :
Loved your comment...aint it true.
from saladwhore :
The link works fine for me . . . :(
from pattypat :
Who KNOWS what Andy will want to be next week - thanks for the chuckle on the "dungeon buses." Do something nice for yourself today! Pattypat
from ohswim :
Chaos -- I've locked my diary. Email me at "gciminc@sbcglobal.net" for your password (assuming you still want to read..:)....).dr.d.
from wedge-o-lime :
Thank you for the birthday wishes! Don't I wish they were fifties too!!! Have a great day-limey
from fairygodmum :
Gurl.. You're NOT scary at ALL! I'm planning on wearing a Bag Over My Head for Halloween... you remember the Unknown Comic..Well, I'm drawing a FairyGodMum Face on the Bag... get IT?? Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from kalel592002 :
Grrr - I wish people could read my entries in my tone of voice or with what I had in mind. I am as far from being chauvinistic as one can get. If you re-read my diary, in NO WAY do I condone his cheating. I think that in HIS mind, he may still feel he loves Raynn and that part of him is spoiling her. I've been with cheaters, I know people who cheat - most of them can justify it in some rational, which is what I was trying to explain to Sue. In his mind, he may have done NOTHING wrong - "It's just sex", so to speak. It IS wrong, you and I know that. We all live by our own rules. There are exceptions to some things, but as I have stated many times in my diary (and again today) I am VERY proud of the fact that I have never cheated. Message me if you need to talk about this further. Heck, by now, you should know I wouldn't condone these actions.
from sduckie :
all my aunts and my mom were also severely affected by that movie The Birds. I remember seeing it and thinking it was no big deal, but I suppose when it came out nobody had seen something like that! I was used to blood and gore by then... anyway, hope you have a good day... :)
from yarnsmith :
While da dude is hyperventilatin up der in cow town, der's a man I know down here on dis side of da cheddar curtain so excited he can't go to sleep tonight. Today here in Chi town, Lovey is da man and DA BEARS are da Kings and I am plain tired a hearin about it.
from shyshy70 :
Hello Chaosdaily, I was really happy to hear from you.I am fairly well I accidently locked my diary by mistake it should be unlocked now. from your friend always Elise
from yarnsmith :
Link has been correct as well as a picture of the cutie from the group.
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for the tips. Oh, I would never say, give me a raise or I quit. I would show all the reasons why I should be paid what I am asking and then when he says no (and he will), then I will say, "Then I'll be looking for other employment." and I'll say it nicely. This is how Dan, Larry the Drunk Love Muffin and Jose got there huge raises. Chander responds well to a key employee leaving and I am a key employee. He knows that he would never be able to get someone who does what I do for less than I am going to ask. It is also the truth. I need more money and if he won't pay me what I know I can get elsewhere...I'll go elsewhere. I guess in my post, I was sounding more belligerant than I intend to be. I'll be tactful.
from shyshy70 :
Chaosdaily, it was really nice hearing from you.I will try my best not to be depressed.but its been really hard and Chet is a okay guy isnt he.sincerely your friend always Elise
from yakkety-yak :
never fear the spoo has been added
from starkitten01 :
I couldn't agree more. I'm fed up w/ Andrew! His mother lives about 20 minutes from him, and he is standing me up all weekend to see her? She seems to call him every day more than once a day..The red flag list goes on! When momma comes first for a 31 year old man looking to embark on a serious, live-in relationship with someone, that red flag is about the biggest one of the bunch. That's not even going into the friends thing! And I'm not saying I'm perfect, b/c I'm far from it. But this guy is nothing but issues that I'm not prepared to deal with, & I don't even really *love* the guy, so!!!!!!! Honestly, I shouldn't even be letting it get to me. And yeah, 'Love Interest' is a whole different set of issues that I don't need. The only sad part is that I DO have feelings for him..But he's just all around bad for me. :o( Hope this finds you well! :o)
from radiogurl :
Ack over the Reese's Pieces snafu... Too bad you couldn't offer a Halloween E.T. special, lol.
from boxx9000 :
THANKS for the adorable card and recipes. I liked the witches hats! That little orange kitten looks like Spicoli when he was a baby.
from fairygodmum :
I still have one of those battery operated clocks.. that I took the battery out and haven't found a replacement in the past 15 yrs.. Do you think it still works?.. rofl.. It was the BEST Alarm Clock in the World.. it was actually a World Clock.. geeze.. gotta find a battery.. hehehe.. Good Luck with the Food Show... Bring me back some samples! Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from wench77 :
hi! was it you who said "better he pee in the sink than on the bed"? I didn't say in the entry, but while peeing in the sink, he peed on the dishrack of drying dishes. I dunno. I think I'd prefer to wash catpiss off sheets in the washer than off my wooden spoons and kitchen knives. urk. hehe. (think about what height male cats pee at while standing in a kitchen sink! urkola!)
from boxx9000 :
How can his pants be too short? Don't they all wear them BELOW their butts?
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Gotta love teenagers. You can't win. Hopefully at least he gets it out of his system now, before he's an adult and has a companion/wife who gives him heck for it!
from yarnsmith :
I am convinced that there is simply an addictive personality. The difference between substances is a matter of choice. When I quit smoking pot, I started drinking... When I quit drinking, I got fat, now that I am smoking less, I eat tons of hard candy...I gave up ebay and now spend too much time on dland and building websites that have no purpose. YI YI YI YI YI!!!! It will never end. Iw ish I could get addicted to work and excercise.
from yarnsmith :
thanks for your note. My sister also wakes up every morning with dinner on her mind. I forget about what it is like needing to have food ready for hungry kids on an chaotic schedule.
from kalel592002 :
Hi. You and I both know that until HE wants to stop, he won't. You cannot continue to put your life on hold - my soon-to-be-ex cousin-in-law realized that. It might be time to sit down with the kids for a family talk and let them know ALL of what is on your mind. You may find out they feel a lot of the same emotions hun. Speaking of the 'rents, yep, I'd have visited for a few days - but the drive isn't such a big deal, as this part of Ontario is quite nice this time of year. With both of them retired and fairly active, there isn't a problem. I will get up there soon, I guess. Good luck. Buzz me if you need anything.
from sduckie :
Hey woman I just read your last entry, I am so sorry this is painful... I am thinking of you. DUCK
from sduckie :
yeah I guess that's one men do best, make big deals out of nothing, and then what's a big deal to us, means nothing to them.... speaking from my own experience, of course.... BITTER?! of course not!! :)
from sduckie :
thanks chaos... and I hope you have a good day... ps. mini donut box and candy wrappers don't sound like a big deal to me... actually made me hungry :) hope your finger is better DUCK
from fairygodmum :
IF you can salvage a decent feather from your cat's treat.. then you may want to say a little prayer for that poor birdie who gave it's life for a snack! I always save feather's. But ONLY when it's a Really Big One from the type of bird that left it behind. Well.. depending on what kind of bird it is.. depends on what kind of sign it is. Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from fairygodmum :
Happy Birfday to your Daddy!!!.. My Dad's BDay is this week too! I love Virgo's!!! hehehe... BTW.. Wish granted! You will see the change in your son shortly. The way you will know is by how he treats his new room. He also shows an interest in digital sound.. although he needs this creative outlet.. it will inspire him. Somehow this will serve as a long range goal connecting him to some really positive people. They will instill in him.. something greater than he deemed possible. Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMummise
from boxx9000 :
Did you say NINETY-TWO??? That's a whole lot of candles! Hooray for your Dad's birthday. What have you planned? A family dinner? Will all your siblings and their kids be there? I miss my Dad. Your Dad had to have been in his 40's when they had you? My Mom's BD is this Tuesday the 7th, she would have been 78. (30 years older than me) We both had a VIRGO parent? (perfectionists) How old is your Mom and when is her birthday? Are you making one of your DELICIOUS DESSERTS for the party? Thanks for the recipes you sent me. Do you have anything *cute* for Teddy Bears?
from yarnsmith :
I have been on nicotine free cigaretts for almost a year now. I really only have the habit left and no longer crave the nicotine. I have gone from 2 packs per day down to 1/3 or less pack per day. I can go most of a day without smoking and really just have the hand to mouth habit now...that is my next habit to break. The cigs are Quest and there are 3 levels from 1/2 nicotine down to zero and I did get sick to in between level 2 and level 3..real sick for about 3 days.
from boxx9000 :
I would LOVE any recipes you have that would be suitable for kindergartners. Halloween or Autumn theme. I have a recipe for making BEARS with tube-style refridgerator biscuits (cinnamon and sugar). I have LOTS of parent help, too! (you KNOW I can't cook) I'll just have to think of it as a combination science/art project!
from fairygodmum :
Would you believe I'm watching Pulp Fiction Right NOW on Bravo!.. what a Hoot! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from acaldwell :
yay! for you you handled the booze thing well, maybe he is expermenting? maybe you can have a Q & A session with him! cya in yahoo!
from onewetleg :
aww, thank you for taking my survey. you seemed a little disappointed in it. too much 'jock'ularty? :) thanks again. love, jj
from radiogurl :
*Laughs* How's the dude with holding back the water in the dam? ;) Pay sucks, mind you. *G*
from cat-momma10 :
Thanks for the info. on changing my entry listing! It worked! Also, tempers, wow, I now have 2 different ones to deal with. I have yet found the right solution. With my 13 year old, every day is an adventure. Nothing I do is right in her eyes! And to ask more from her than the normal -- watch out! There she blows!
from ohswim :
Dang, I know what you mean. Luckily this is my responsible one, but they still are so young to be driving out there with the crazys. I'm not sure what it is where you live, but here the temp. age is down to 15 1/2. By the time they hit 16 most are ready to take the real test and drive alone. Scary to me. Mine took longer due to sports and such and he's almost 17 now and that is a HUGE year's difference. Stay sane, my friend. dr.d.
from fairygodmum :
Ice Cream is a Wonderful Thing! But so is keeping open communication. Not always easy when children have a difficult time in growing up. Whatever happened to those coming of age ceremony's and the law was laid down as to what that ment in their responsibilities. Your a Wonderful Parent and don't let the Dude stress you over his inability to Grow Up! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from sduckie :
*HUGS* from me; sounds like a hard day... yeah you react but you are just trying to teach the dude the facts of life. enjoy the ice cream. love, duck
from boxx9000 :
My daughter has a pair of heelies. I bought them for her and she wore them maybe twice ever.
from starkitten01 :
Sadly, I think there is no better choice for me, aside from backing out...:o(
from sunnysue :
i have always been of the opinion that you are a fantastic mother! And you do so many wonderful things for your children! Kudos to you, Nancy. One day your children will grow older and realize precisely how lucky they were to have you in their lives. *hugs*
from raynn :
Well I have to admit that most days I am in fits of laughter over that diary too. But in this instance they are hurting a friend of mine, and I will NOT sit back and let that happen.
from onewetleg :
thank you nance. i really appreciate you comment. love,
from radiogurl :
I'm glad Roger reinforced that you're a good parent. From everything you've written here, I second the motion. You are a working mom with a teenaged son and you haven't murdered him in his sleep yet. Yup, good parent! ;)
from wench77 :
cigars ? Are you the one who left the comment about cigars? urk... stinky stinky things. I have a friend who smokes cuban cigars though and I get him one sometimes for a prezzie!
from yarnsmith :
Why should you be surprised that someone thinks your a good Mum. You sound like a great mother to me. I have a freind that is the nicest guy in the world...yet he thinks he is an A-hole. I guess we all sell ourselves short to ourselves. Thank God for a kind soul now and then who tells us the good things about us.
from shyshy70 :
hey, hows it going so is everything alright with you I am still broken hearted but guess it will take time.I am never going to try and fall in love with anyone on the internet.well guess I will close for now Elise
from fairygodmum :
Whatever happened to 20 Questions??? hmmmm??? Re. You Question.. Well, I haven't read that book, but I did a lot of research for many year's regarding metaphysics and ancient history. Funny how I just watched a PBS Special on the same subject matter... Seems they believe that they have found his descendants! Possessing the DNA of Jesus.. ain't that a Hoot! Maybe we should all get tested.. they say we are his brother's and sister's.. ROFL! Hugz, Bebe da FGM.. P.S. Let's all keep our Hopes up for BOXX. She sure deserves better.
from yarnsmith :
My 15 year old nephew calls his counselor "The Gremlin" and says she want to harvest his brain. He doesn't talk to her...they sit there in the same room for an hour and my sister pays for the silence. KIDS!!!
from catinasnit :
You know, I always thought I had incredibly long days -- seems like I can't ever get caught up and my house work... ugg. But your days and nights take first place. How in the world do you cope? If I still had children at home and had to to do what I do every day, I would collapse. So here is your blue ribbon prize. Show it to your family. Display it proudly for them all to see. -Megan- P S. Our local school began today. I know there is more than one parent out there that is singing the happy song.
from boxx9000 :
kindergarten! kindergarten! kindergarten! It's mine! Can you believe it?
from fairygodmum :
Hugz Chaosdaily.. Yes.. that's exactly what they told me in the interview.. that he was concerned that I wouldn't stay.. When believe it or not.. I usually stay at a job as long as they will have me.. Tendency being they sell the business or have major layoffs. Thanks for the Good Wishes.. Somehow.. All the Wishes I Make for Others are quite awesome... Kinda of a Rule not to read ones self.. but to do for others... it's not a written rule.. but.. sort of an understanding. Wishing for self never gets anything done but disappointments. But wishing for those around you.. Always bring happiness and effects the situation and people surrounding you... Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMu... P.S. BOY Do I love BACON!!!!
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for your nice note...you sure were making me hungry last night with all that talk about bacon.
from starkitten01 :
I finally let her have, though I'm sure this will initiate a long, drawn out drama session. With Tiffany, whenever I speak up, what happens is she lets it lay and lay, and then waits until the right moment, and she POUNCES and attacks me for it later..So whatever, atleast I'm prepared and I know her game. All I can do at this point is warn 'Love Interest' of her neurotic behavior.
from catinasnit :
I am so grateful that I just ate breakfast. Your chocolate banner usually makes me want to snack, but now you're talking about bacon and subs. And about little dogs, a neighbor's puppy came roaring into our house once. Our startled cat jumped onto the puppy's back and locked on tight. Poor Puppy. I cleaned up puppy-poop and other frightened puppy wet spots once the excitment was over. I almost wet my pants too -- laughing. -Megan-
from radiogurl :
Ah - got there this time. I had to copy the links to figure out why they weren't working for me. I think it's probably because I use Mozilla instead of Internet Explorer ;) I've seen a few mystery spots - they're a lot of fun, but you definitely don't want to wear heels when you go into one of those places! You're already standing at a fairly steep angle - add the heels and you literally feel like you're about to fall over LOL!
from boxx9000 :
My son LOVES crossword puzzles! I don't understand why anyone likes them, I don't have the patience for them at all. I save the one from the daily paper (well, daily) and on the weekend, when my son is here, he does ALL of them one right after the other. I was thinking that something to do with crossword puzzles would be a good gift for him. Any suggestions? Oh, by the way.... I PASSED MY CSET EXAM!
from shyshy70 :
hello, my friend who always stuck by me now I know who truly is my friends.you are like a guardian angel.your friend always Elise
from radiogurl :
You're welcome for the link - and yeah, I liked the fact that it includes goodies for Macs. Wonder if Linux can use them, too?
from catinasnit :
Can you just imagine saying to your child, "Better hurry, there's the iceboat. Don't want to miss your ride to school?" And animals cross on the ice too? I guess that makes sense. I would love to see a photograph of them doing just that. Thanks for the additional information. -Megan-
from randommuse :
The photos are beautiful...thank you for sharing them. And I'm always so exhausted after reading one of your entries. You accomplish more before noon than I do in my entire week :)
from sduckie :
welcome back! Looks like a nice vacation! Duck
from radiogurl :
The mystery-spot link didn't work but the photos did. I love the shots of the lake and of the cabin - reminds me of how much greener it is there than here :-/
from shyshy70 :
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring and always being there for me. you are really a true friend and you proved that today.your friend always Elise
from boxx9000 :
♥ thanks ♥
from radiogurl :
Gorgeous pictures. Nice to put some faces with names. Eek about the flooded park - We've been so ridiculously dry for so long that it seems almost unfathomable to see that kind of water. But we also run the risk of flash flooding when the rain does hit here. It just goes down within a matter of a very few hours.
from sasori-gal :
Nice pics! Don't think you'll have to worry about a water shortage this year! The blues in the lake are gorgeous. I don't think it looks like the dude is not enjoying himself~ I think he's trying to look "cool." *heehee* That stone inn looks like such a charming place to stay in. What a fabulous vacation!
from candora :
at first I thought the banner would lead me to smoog and I was all excited about another entry, but I'm not disappointed since I enjoyed reading you too :)
from golfwidow :
My favorite Julia Child was one where she had a Fourth of July cake, only the finished cake the crew put out for her to display was frozen or something. So she was going to light some sparklers, stick them into the cake, and say "Bon appetit!" - but what actually wound up happening was that she lit the sparklers, tried to stick them into the cake, failed, and then just kind of shrugged, said "Bon appetit!" and kind of waved the sparklers around like she was conducting an orchestra. I about peed myself laughing.
from catinasnit :
My eyes caught a word -- Madeline Island. The last vacation we took with our then-teenage-son was to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. There was a Madeline Island there too. Teen-age son was too good to be seen with us and voiced his opinion throughout the whole trip We didn't take him on another vacation. Of course, he's sorry 'bout that now. Bet you had heaps of fun anyway. -Megan-
from randommuse :
Welcome home!! And you were very missed here.
from pattypat :
Welcome back! I'm sympathizing with your back to work adjustment day today. If you can, go to bed early tonight! Pattypat
from radiogurl :
BTW I would dearly love to meet you! If I do move any time soon, I'll try to touch base with you and drive through to say hi to you :)
from radiogurl :
Well you already had a pretty good idea that the dude wouldn't be placid and malleable throughout this trip. You were right, unfortunately. Just keep reminding yourself, "teenagers are temporary". And remember you have moral support among your DLand friends!
from mom-on-roof :
Hey Nanc, good to have you back! RE the glass front deck, I'm putting glass front railing level only, the rest will be open air.
from boxx9000 :
That was supposed to be GREAT, but who knows, maybe GRETA might be even better?
from boxx9000 :
HOORAY you're home. I hope you had a greta vacation. Thanks for the post card. I LOVE IT!
from catinasnit :
Nancy, I thought I would starve to death without your daily dose of grocery/deli sustenance. So glad you are back to feed me again. Rest up! -Megan-
from radiogurl :
Welcome home. I'm glad to hear that you arrived back, rested and in one piece! Heaven knows that you earned the reprieve. ((((Hugs))))
from ms-do :
Welcome back Chaos, glad you had a great time, looking forward to your pics.
from yarnsmith :
Welcome back Nancy...Sure is nice to have a day off back at home before jumping back into the rat race (or do you have a cow race in cow town?)...Looking forward to seeing your pics and hearing about your trip....Paula
from sasori-gal :
Welcome ba-ack! *hugs* Yes, you were missed! Can't wait to hear all about (and see) your vacation!
from boxx9000 :
You've only been gone ONE day and I miss you already! I hope you are having great RELAXING fun on your vacation.
from catinasnit :
Dontcha just love that "vaction state of mind?" It's something you can not buy -- even with snack food. Y'all have fun-fun-fun.
from poolagirl :
Have a great trip! I will be thinking of you!
from sasori-gal :
I'll be thinking of ya! Have a great vacation and we'll all be awaiting your safe return! *hugs*
from radiogurl :
Wooohooo - a vacationing you go. Have lots of wonderful adventures and tell us about them when you get back :D
from sunnysue :
Have a very safe and very wonderful vacation! We shall wait impatiently for your return!
from mom-on-roof :
Thank you, Nancy, yes, that did help! $#%*&*$*&%*#*$!!!!!
from radiogurl :
What a nice start to your vacation - role-reversal with the dude! If it gets something worthwhile through to him, more power to you :) I hope you have a great trip!
from yarnsmith :
Have a wonderful vacation. You deserve it...Paula
from sasori-gal :
If anyone deserves a relaxing vacation, it's you! I'm so excited for you so enjoy getting ready and treat yourself to a luxurious dose of R and R!!!
from sduckie :
sounds exciting -- I hope you have a great vacation!! you deserve it!!
from boxx9000 :
I can always count on you to be supportive. THANKS. It means the world to me. Happy vacation. When do you leave?
from radiogurl :
Actually I have fun with the sales people who don't take a woman seriously. I generally enjoy toying with them for a while before dropping something significant on their heads *g*. They bring out my predatory instincts. ;) Only problem is, they're usually easy prey, lol.
from radiogurl :
I'm glad my kids are all over 18 - you bring back a LOT of memories!!! I hope you have a nice, peaceful vacation and come back well-rested. Once in a great while the kids will even surprise you when they're away from their friends ;)
from boxx9000 :
VEXATIOUS! (hahaha) Now I have a new word to use. I always thought *vexed* meant perplexed. (well, they both have -xed) But, so does BoXed. I am a vexed box.
from catinasnit :
Have fun, but who's minding the store? Again I'll say it, I'm SO SO SO glad my teens are grown now. Sometimes they actually -- occasionally tell me they don't know how I put up with all their crap. I smile. They now have children of their own.
from radiogurl :
Hey NOW you have the right idea. Send the rest of the family off on vacation and you stay home, maybe catch a movie or two, have a week's peace and quiet! Sounds heavenly to me ;)
from radiogurl :
Too bad you can't put the dude to work in the store to earn his money. Darned underage worker law, lol. Then again, you probably need the break away from him at work, at least. *Hugs* And yes, all 14-year-old boys (and sometimes girls) go through the period when you want to murder them. It doesn't last forever, though I'll admit sometimes it feels like it will.
from sanchezcafe :
Looks like ya had a full day.
from catinasnit :
You know what? At least the "Dude" can be inticed, bribed or whatever, which is more than I could have said about my youngest "dude." His idea of cleaning a room was to clear a path. When he entered the Army (God help him) it took me one full week, working six or seven hours a day and 18 HUGE and I mean HUGE bags of trash to clean his room. Now he only comes home to visit, not stay (thankfully). Now my "dude" has a girlfriend, and she is his incentive... whatever works!
from radiogurl :
Bribery will give you a short reprieve, anyway. You're perfectly right about it not lasting after the money has been dispensed, but hopefully between now and then you'll have an idea and be able to present it to the man. I wish you luck. I have a feeling you're going to need it.
from catinasnit :
Gosh, your post today made me realize just how HAPPY I am NOT to have teenagers actually living in my house anymore -- overgrown hormones, out of control. It gets better. Hang in there!
from sunnysue :
Hello there! i just happened to read Brett's note to you about "spraying" the proofed dough with water. That may work, but it also may cause the crust of the rolls or bread to become thick and tough. i read that in one of my bread books. Personally i use room temperature milk to brush my breads with. It gives them a nice, soft, brown crust that is absolutely delicious! But i haven't a clue as to why he (or i for that matter) is trying to give YOU tips on baking. You're the professional! :)
from shyshy70 :
Hello how are you doing fine I hope just wanted to check up.well keep in touch your friend always Elise
from poolagirl :
Kudos to you for grounding your little one - and not playing into those tears. My heart is with you.
from yarnsmith :
Thanks....I will check out her diary.
from starkitten01 :
Yikes- I don't give anyone I know in the flesh even an inkling of a clue that I have an online journal. But I could easily edit the text and put it in an e-mail to him at some point, to let him know...Thanks :)
from kalel592002 :
A baking tip our "Proofer" guy gave us years back - if things get overproofed, keep a bottle with water - like you would use to "mist" your plants - nearby, and if they rise too high, mist them until they fall somewhat. Dunno if you knew that one, but thought I would pass it along.
from radiogurl :
Ouch - I would assume, under the circumstances you described, that your friends'-in-line-for-probable-divorce didn't come up with this overnight. If he decided to move and she didn't, sounds like they've had problems for a while. Glad to hear things were calmer with your kids today. You needed the breather!
from wench77 :
wow, that was a quiet day. And jeesh, that must be a shock when your hubby just says "i wanna move to CA"!! That is sort of how it felt when my mom said she wasn't just "visiting" BC, but looking for a house to move to. like "wow". I'm glad things are quiet with the kids!
from im2qt2kr :
Welll it was only 9:30 pm HERE when I wrote it Smarty!! Haaaa...
from moodymelinda :
Just wanted to say hi........so : Hi:-)
from radiogurl :
LOL on the laptop. I personally would want one for traveling, but not with Windows 95. I remember using a computer with Windows 3.11 in it, loaded from floppy disks - scary thing, that one! But now? I need my XP or Linux, thank you very much, lol.
from im2qt2kr :
Warning...eBay CAN be habit forming!!! "Hi, My name is QT..and I'm...I'm..I'm an eBayer!!!"
from wench77 :
Hey, congrats on the laptop. I've never had one. I think it's great that the dude is into golf. In general I think golf is evil and environmentally unfriendly but it certainly is a safe place for a teen, and it is active and disciplined as well. His group of friends sound like my group, and my brother's, when we were teens. Sort of the social flotsam and jetsam. At least he has friends. Are you really staying in a cabin for 23 days?? well, tah!
from radiogurl :
Oooh good luck on the computer. I never thought about buying one on eBay - should check into that. And the vacation cabin sounds nice. Sometimes being without a computer or phone is a godsend!
from radiogurl :
Ugh - hopefully you get some more sleep tonight. Sleep deprivation is not a good thing, take it from the expert! But sounds like things are somewhat smoothing out with the dude, at least for the time being. Here's hoping he's on his way to a more even temperment!
from ms-do :
Thankyou Chaos i DID!!
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Reading your diary brings back memories of what I went through with my kids. Just hang in there and remember it's not a permanent state. Kids do grow out of this stage and turn back into human beings. I know it seems like forever, but the worst is normally only about three years. They typically start to settle back into a little more normal stages at about 16 or 17, if mine are any indication. You'll know it when you realize you aren't swallowing entire bottles of Tums any more, lol. I am glad that at least your son is coming back to hug you now and then. And no worries if there are days you honestly can't stand him - that happens, too. I've had so many parents tell me the same thing that I know it's not just me!
from wench77 :
wow, that sounds so exhausting at your house, all the stuff with the dude. I hope that something gets worked out. AT least the branches are finally picked up. tah!
from absinthesigh :
Your entries got me to thinking about a friend's son. He was very much like you describe your boy. It turned out he had food allergies and sensitivies that caused him to have chemical imbalances which in turn caused him to have behavoir problems and perception problems. He really thought that people were yelling at him... monitoring his diet he became a quite the young man and excelled in school etc. Unfortunately his father (my friend was divorced) did not "believe" the doctors so would not take care of him like his mother did. When he was with her, he was very happy and healthy, when he was with him he was cranky, sulky, angry, frustrated and super sensitive to his emotional environment. with love, ophelia
from momma-zoe :
Man, you've had one heck of a day! My mom always threatened to call the cops on my brother, but never did. Now that he is 18, she definalty won't, even thought she should have done so years ago....Good for you for scarring him. I absolutly dread when my boys are teenagers!!!!
from radiogurl :
Ack - paper cuts suck and a plastic one is even worse. Hopefully you're able to get it bandaged up and wear gloves tomorrow - probably not sanitary otherwise anyway *hugs* And I finally went back to read your 'cast' entry - I had already kind of assessed who was who but helps to know I was right, lol.
from purr67 :
HI there!!! 'big wave' I am so happy to be reading you. I am up t0 6/30 but I am soooo sleepy I can't read anymore. I just needed to catch up a little with you. God I miss reading your diary. I will finish up tomorrow. Jody
from wench77 :
I dunno. I think i"m weird... I totally enjoyed the "making meatloaf" description. 3 bottles of ketchup. wow. good luck with the dude tomorrow!
from licalicious :
Oh that smell! I would have tried incense, but he always thinks I'm smoking pot when I burn it. Sorry about your folks, but at least you're not living there. Maybe it's time for both of us to invest in those nose plugs for swimming... or a crate of insence straight from India.
from wench77 :
Oh, that must feel so good to get outside comfirmation you are handling things well with the dude. Good for you! I love the idea of the rollerblades to the cars drive-in for dinner. I used to work at a place like that (A&W) but without the rollerblades... just on foot... when I was 19.
from ohswim :
Thanks for the note. Yes, I guess I do believe there is a "somewhere". I just hope my life force doesn't come back as a giant slug or something...:)
from radiogurl :
It's always encouraging to get a second opinion that you did well. But in this case it was only a confirmation - you handled things about as well as it's possible to handle anything. I'm impressed, you're a lot better at it than I was!
from kalel592002 :
Only thing I can remember specifically from my birthy year is Hawaii became a state. LOL
from iambucket :
Howdy hey! Thanks for stoppin by ms chaos! The name of the album was "Kids are Folk, Too" great album- my solo debut was a spoken part in which I sheepishly said "I wanna do a cat". Yikes. Don't know that you'd be able to find a copy of it, as it was in the late 70's, and long since out of production. You'd have to ask butthead! Oh, and shooting the photo shoot for the cover was the bomb....but somehow I ended up with a "K" right in the middle of my head. Go figure!
from wench77 :
hey, that's cool that things are better with the man when the kids are out of the way! that'll be the case more and more. LOL he should take you out to the bar too to get a good meal!
from shyshy70 :
Hello, it was great chatting with you yesterday.lets keep in touch your friends always Elise
from im2qt2kr :
Thank you Ms. Chaos. After the "Saturday from Hell" I needed to hear that. I wasn't even sure if anyone could access my diary as when I check my stats, I have a string of "BlockedReferrer" messages. I've never seen that before. I emailed Andrew, but I haven't heard anything back and doubt I will.
from wench77 :
LOL!
from wench77 :
My gosh... just read yesterday's stolen mouse/kill himself/ double life entry. I'm sorry I laughed a couple of times. It is like watching a sitcom of every teenage kid... and I can understand if sometimes you'd like to choke him to death with the bloody mouse ball. I loved the "when you said you were going to kill yourself i cancelled the babysitting"... that seems quite logical to me. As for a "double life"... does he think you are having this online romance or something? cuz having friends or a diary online is not a "double life"... it is just your friends. I mean it could just as easily be friends you talk long distance to on the phone, like me, eh. Or my grandmother wrote letters to her childhood girlfriends all her married life, actually til they all died... all her hopes and fears and woes. I would never call that a double life, and wouldn't expect her to have shared all of that with her teenage kids (and she went through eight of them!). Hmm. Well you seem to be handling it so very well. I am impressed. I probably would be in tears in the bathroom flopping between loving my kid and wanting to be close to him, and wanting to beat the living daylights out of the little turd. Sorry to call your kid a little turd! it seemed nicer than what I would say about my brothers when they were teenagers! :) hang in there!
from wench77 :
But why is it called fish day? where are the fish?? oh i am so confused. I am glad things are less tense with the dude. and you must have a big backyard to have both golfing and a tornado! ;D
from radiogurl :
Good news then... Glad to hear it. Some kids do eventually outgrow the tyrant stage. In this case, sounds like yours has hope!
from shyshy70 :
Hello How have you been doing.hope you remember me sorry I havent been in touch.so what have you been up to.I like to hear from you sometime. well guess I will close for now.your friend always Elise
from cosmicrayola :
sorry to hear all the chaos (pun intended) you are going through. I remember fights like that when mine were young. I wish I could say it gets better as they get older, but it seems each new age just brings new problems. My daughter is 30 and I am going through stuff now with her that I never thought I would have to face. Good luck.
from radiogurl :
I dealt with pretty much the same thing. Once I bought a new mouse, I kept it with me from that point on, put it in my purse when I left and locked the computer up. It made for some additional threats but didn't change my mind. ((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))) I'm so sorry you're going through this right now, but unfortunately seems like every parent has to deal with it sooner or later - and sounds like you're doing about as well as any of us can hope to do.
from raynn :
Why on EARTH should you feel guilty about being a parent? He was being totally disrespectful of not only your privacy, but of your home, and those that live in it. He got off easy if you ask me. As for the knives, someone that is trying to harm themselves should be getting professional help. Sometimes a parent can not do all of this alone, and you don't need to be ashamed to reach out for the help that is so readily available. Do not let his actions make you afraid.
from boxx9000 :
when my son was acting his worse, we sent him to live with relatives in New Zealand for a whole summer and WORK on a sheep farm. It was the best experience for BOTH of us.
from sasori-gal :
omigosh! I haven't had time to update yet or read any diaries and then I finally get a chance to read yours and BOOM! You certainly have had quite a few issues going on! I hope all is okay! Hang tough, dear Chaos, and I will try to e-mail soon! *hugs*
from licalicious :
how cute it is that you use the word "puter" (as do I). Even cuter now is my sudden kitten-like realization of the reflection reference. Have a good Sunday, hun!
from absinthesigh :
I have an iMac and when I want to keep my puter from being used I take the keyboard and mouse and lock it up (car trunks are good for this if you do not have a file cabinet or other locking space... it is also easy to take the power cord. The problem is sometimes situations like this can become like a feud with the other party retaliating by taking yet another part %-). with love, ophelia
from yarnsmith :
I have an on line freind who I have been sharing lengthy daily emails with for almost a year now...we send each other pictures too....I feel like I have know her all my life. If I met her in person, I'll bet it would feel very comfortable...not like a stranger at all.
from catinasnit :
Regarding online relationships and the article you posted. WOW! Well put! Whoever wrote that, has true talent -- words to mental pictures.
from boxx9000 :
THANKS so much for the well wishes and good luck vibes. I will need them today! Here are some big (((hugs))) for you, too. Love, BoXx
from notjustamom :
MMm You have an Imac...I dont really know anything about those. I have a home built system (done by my own personal Geek) and I have Xp which has Passwords and accounts to log into. Geez this kid is dancing all over your MAD button isnt he? Lordy!!! When My oldest did this I said to him "You want to know what its like to have privacy broken? Ill show you!" And I did. I locked him out of everything and he didnt have ANYTHING TO play with then, I told him his nose had gotten too big and it needed to be fixed and until hge knew to respect others privacy and issues like that we were going to be fussing over itfor a very long long time. But I also told him Id win. :) Told him "one thing ya dont wanna do is piss off the momma in the house, man. Youre screwing yourself if ya do."
from radiogurl :
You're smart to not bring the issue up. No matter what you say it will be the wrong thing. Better to let the dude do what he wants to do, say what he wants to say, and play it by ear after that. If he explodes eventually with some line of BS, you can calmly tell him, "I was right here all along and waiting for you to say something. I can't read your mind. But now about you getting into my private writing..." Yeah I know, probably won't work out that way, but you know in all reality it SHOULD.
from wench77 :
Re Radiogurl:"remind him that if he didn't DO what you wrote about, you'd not have been upset enough to write it in the first place. " that is so true. It IS an iffy thing... look how that one ex of mine freaked out and said he wouldnt talk to me anymore cuz i cannot be trusted cuz i wrote about him in Diaryland... some people see it as disrespectful and not respecting their privacy since it is publicly publishing something personal. Whereas people who have diaries see their online diary as private personal space and someone else reading it without permission to be disrespectful and not respecting their privacy. It is a hard call. But I do agree that the dude will survive, AND he is playing it like you say. He doesnt seem to talk to you about what bothers him, just wants rides to golf. BTW is there any parts you could remove when not using the puter... a cord, a battery, etc? That would be like a key. Good luck, it sounds so hard and complex.
from sduckie :
thanks so much for the support, chaos... I'm sorry to read that it looks like you have to fight for your privacy where dland is concerned... have to cover all your tracks. that's too bad! Duck
from licalicious :
Below: by "inside", I mean outside.
from licalicious :
I didn't pick up on the "reflections from the inside" - although tonight we went up to the bar after work for a going away party. Speaking of micro-brews... Are you by any chance going to Sprecher Fest (FRI AND SAT!!!!)?
from acaldwell :
hiya heres my note! thanks!
from radiogurl :
Oh man. Kids read what you write about them and go ballistic. They have the intractible concept that parents are not allowed to be human, not permitted to get angry, not permitted to become exasperated, blah blah blah. I told my kids to get over it, but it took me a while, and they still think I'm a complete monster for it. Nobody died yet. And it's not like they don't complain about me, telling the world how awful I am. I figure I might as well earn the reputation. ;) I promise you that the dude will survive. If not, remind him that if he didn't DO what you wrote about, you'd not have been upset enough to write it in the first place.
from wench77 :
That must be so hard, writing about family and then having them read what you write. Hard to spill your guts when you don't have much privacy. Good luck with that. And mmm. Jawbreakers... love em but don't eat em often... I DO like the smaller ones too. Take care! btw I discovered someone new, who has you listed as a favorite: Breezip tah!
from sasori-gal :
Great~ you so deserve to treat yourself to a nice vacation after all the hard work you do both at the store AND at home! :)
from wench77 :
Oh yay! Did you get the ferry tickets online? LOL! Glad it worked out so you don't have that crazy driving. mmm. cheesecake. mmm. chocolate icing... mmm.. cookies. Can you tell there is nothing sugary in the house (well, one kiwi) and even the butter is too low to make pasta or toast decadent? mmm cheesecake.
from catinasnit :
Honestly, I don't think I could deal with all the daily problems of running my own business, but I do respect those who have that amazing ability! I guess that's where you get your "pen name" of chaosdaily (DUH!). Takes me a while to catch on sometimes. I really related to -- relaxing in a swing with a good book, a cold drink and a salty-something. Most importantly, no interruptions! Megan
from wench77 :
oooo pecan and cashew grizzlies ooooo!! Wow, no complaints from the man... he should get away and have fun more often! My ex often was so much more friendly after he'd had a weekend off and away from me. LOL... my mom has her homecoming reunion next summer... there were THREE (including her) in her graduating class at highschool. Needless to say, they went out with young people from the next town over. Talk about incestuous! mmm, still thinking of those pecan and cashew grizzlies. Hope they deliver in the summer!
from dangerspouse :
Hey there, Chaos! God, you must have clicked on my entry just SECONDS after I posted it! I didn't even get to finish editing out the typos and style mistakes. Anyway, it's funny - I was thinking about you when I wrote this, since you do so much cooking yourself. And yeah, that dough hardly rose at all. Just a little. As I said though, I enjoyed them. Take care, and I hope things get better for you!!
from wench77 :
ewwwww. plumbing problems. I feel for you. That brings back memories when the guy upstairs from my mom's water heater burst on Christmas eve... big bubble like that, but also under all the latex paint on the walls in rivers. Big mess. Falling plaster and all. I wish you the best! And yeah, some things don't need to be passed on! SMOOOCH!
from starkitten01 :
I suppose I've just lost too much faith to be that curious..:o( I don't like answering a call that's blocked, anyway. :o(
from banefulvenus :
clicked your banner to find the entry about the bakery... Love your site. :)
from radiogurl :
Hehehe, you're dangerous to my diet! I'm doing Atkins and everything you describe except the meat is not on the list of approved foods. Oh well, if I were there I'd probably still be a customer. You sound like you work as many hours as I do - and that's a lot. I hope you get a break over the weekend and can get some rest. Sounds like you need it.
from catinasnit :
I know I'm kind of new to Diaryland, but I guess I didn't realize you had a deli. I am a huge fan of freshly baked bread, but only eat a limited amount of meat -- mostly fish. I think I could live on bread a produce -- Oh, and of course, tea; lots of tea. I don't know how people could knowingly write an inadequate check. My mother taught me bookeeping when I was 12, and how to keep up with a checking account when I first went to college. Thankfully, I believe most people are honest (or try real hard to be). -Megan-
from radiogurl :
Ack - bounced checks suck. Back when we had our shop we had one bounce occasionaly. Fortunately they were few and far between. People don't get that when they knowingly bounce a check, it's no different than going in and picking up merchandise and not bothering to stop at the cash register at all. Theft is theft. :-/
from sasori-gal :
Oreo is indeed a cutie! Did you mention FRESH, homegrown raspberries?! *drool*
from dangerspouse :
I loved the picture of Oreo!! Such a cutie :) Hey, thanks for the nice note over at my place...and good luck with the ferry ride! Take Dramamine, or lots of bourbon.
from iambucket :
Wow. I do not know how you find the time to find so many darn quizzes "Fluffy". I do say, I like the name fluffy for you....does this mean you really ARE a porn star?? I might have to limit my contact with you if you are!
from poolagirl :
You such a sweetie! I can always count on your for kindness and sincerity. Thank you for being such a gift in my life!
from wench77 :
oh dear, don't judge kids who wear black! I'd be more scared of spiffy young men wanting to beat up homos or militia-oriented kids. I wear mostly black (though as a teen it was beige, my mom told me i was trying to disappear and she was right). More black-wearing kids are intelligent, read, are concerned about the state of the environment and social issues and write poetry. They may be a bit depressive but that is better than aggressive or horrendously mainstream (read drinking tons of beer and driving ATVs at top speed)... I think it is cool you spoke with the kid, and what he said doesnt surprise me. My black wearing friends were into things like vegetarianism, or the govt's take on using animals for research.. ie rather bleedingheart idealists. At 12 I wanted to give my life to stop hunting esp of wolves. I wouldve joined Greenpeace then. anyhews, I'm glad you're thinking about your reactions and getting to know the dude's friends.
from cat-momma10 :
How old are your kids? I have an almost 19, and a 13 going on 25! The 13 is the one who leaves me. I have recently found out when on an outing with the grandparents, she took off from them. This was 2 years ago, and nothing was said to me until this summer! She still likes to "disappear" but now at least she'll say, "I going to look at . . ." It is un-nerving to say the least. I also get the "don't yell at me". Even when it isn't yelling. If I did yell, wow! Maybe someday soon I'll have to try it.
from starkitten01 :
Thanks, I just wish *I* still had some faith in him, but I don't :( Hopw you're having a nice, relaxing night!
from dotsjots :
You're right! Secret is to know what need will motivate them. And we Moms do know.
from sasori-gal :
*eeks* Sounds like you had a different sort of fireworks display. Hats off to you for being such a patient mom! Happy 4th!
from cosmicrayola :
Oh the memories you kids bring back to me! My son (now 33) went through that phase. I had no patience with guilt trips. When he accused me of yelling at him, I would REALLY yell, "YOU CALL THAT YELLING? THIS IS WHAT YELLING SOUNDS LIKE!") a few times of that cured him. Especially when one time was in front of his friends. The trick with teens is that as soon as they go into that whiney/defensive/horrible stage, you get them to think you are just a tad psychotic. Scares the hell right out of them. By the time they are around 19, they realize it was all an act, but they have usually grown out of that whiney/defensive/horrible stage by then.
from wench77 :
omg i don't know if your entries remind me more of being at home with my mom and teenage brothers, or being me as an adult, with the younger guy I was going out with. Frighteningly familiar. But instead of "yelling" I got "nagging"... he wouldve done it if I hadn't nagged. But of course the not doing it came first and the nagging came second, so couldnt have been the cause of the first. I think the dude means "nagging" or "speaking negatively to" him when he says "yelling"... I don't think he means volume. So no matter how nice or low your voice, it will be "yelling", as in "I got yelled at"... mmm. you do know that in ten years about he will grow out of it. hehe. Gosh, it boggles me to think I could have one of them in my house by now if I'd gotten pregnant at 25. scary. Hope you had fun fireworks!
from im2qt2kr :
Oh thank you Ms. Chaos. And I know you are sincere with your offer, as I hope you also know the lines go both ways should you feel the need. You're a blessing in my life.
from momma-zoe :
That entry just makes me want to make my kids either stay 1 and 3 or just skip all the teenage years!! My brother is 18, and good grief, he drives us all crazy.. I know alot of kids who dress strange are not good kids, but alot are. I know I have always dressed "gothic" since I was 14 years old. I am not 24 and still dress that way most of the time. {that pic on my diary was before I was going to work! lol..} But I can see a mother's concern. I had alot of parent's of my friends not like me, but other parents thought I was great. :)
from yarnsmith :
I can see your point. My mother in law came from an Arkansas Cow Town and swore she would never marry a farmer...Where was she happiest? In the big city. I have been caught in between city and country in the "vanilla" suburbs all my life. Now they are crowded as well as "vanilla"..I have always wanted out, however, I think someplace between cow town and Elk Grove Village would do nicely, like an older town with beautiful old homes, yet on a block with neighbors near and the mall within 1/2 hour drive. A high rise condo downtown would be cool too.. You have a great 4th of July...Paula
from boxx9000 :
7-4-04 Happy 4th of July!
from yarnsmith :
I guess the grass is always greener...I have always lived in the burbs and every day, I lament that I can't live in a cow town...it is my dream, but my husband would never go. I sometimes wonder, if I moved to a cow town, would I really be happy....or am I just suffering from the "Grass is always Greener" syndrome and wanting what I don't have. After reading you entry today, I felt a bit better about my suburban life....Having heard from someone who has been there and done that. Why do you stay in cow town...does your husband share your desire to go back to suburbia....Trade ya! LOL! Nice posting..really enjoyed your point of view.
from radiogurl :
Yes, we have Splenda here, and I'd love the recipe. I don't know when I'll have time to bake, but at least it sounds like a good idea ;)
from boxx9000 :
My BEST summer would be ANY summer before we moved here.....that would be 12 years ago.
from hissandtell :
Oh, chaos darling, I found today's entry really moving. As much as I enjoy my life as it is, I can still understand almost exactly how you feel. I think back to about eight years ago, when I was working part-time, studying for my MA, on the executive of about 100 committees and industry groups, travelling around the country a lot, entertaining friends ALL THE TIME and enjoying a fabulous balance of life, love and lust. I was so busy, but extremely well-organised - and I had so much energy and interest in everything around me. Then I stuffed it all up by changing things so I could earn more money, and the rest is history. I can't actually say I want to go back, but I sure wouldn't mind revisiting every once in a while...Love, R xxx
from sasori-gal :
Good cheesecake is something lacking here in Japan. What I wouldn't give for some of your yummy cheesecake! Thanks for all your notes~ it's good to be back!
from cosmicrayola :
"cause he doesnt like me being online". Awww, ain't that a shame. With all the work you do (I couldn't keep up with you!) he should be grateful you have enough time to cook for HIM! Sorry, it just annouys me when people, married or not, want to dictate what their spouses do. Been there done that. Will never do it again.
from boxx9000 :
http://www.ijunk.org/
from wench77 :
mmm cheesecake. I'd weigh twice as much if i had your job!! I guess fireworks arent illegal there for people to play around with? Here you can't buy them, i guess so people don't blow their fingers and heads off... you can just watch them. Do you read zits online? i should look it up. will prob remind me of being at home with my bros. :)
from boxx9000 :
Do you get the comic strip ZITS in your newspaper? I thought of you when I read it (and me, too) It's only 2 panels. The first one the teenage son is sitting at the computer and he asks his Mom, "Mom, does this paragraph make sense?" The next panel the Mom is looking at the computer screen and she says, "Well, I think..." The son replies, "Why do you always have to PICK on me like this?!"..........Hahahaha. Sound familiar?
from boxx9000 :
Your husband and my EX sound like identical twins! My Ex showed no interest in anything the kids did. His routine was to go to work, drink, eat, sleep, bitch and repeat. I couldn't get him to do anything for the house or family. I had this idea for an art project. I was going to take all his empty vodka bottles and dress them to look like me and the kids and call it "FAMILY".
from wench77 :
wow, i'd be irritated by the man too. Sounds like a guy i went out with. sigh. The kid has totally been at it... her room the bathroom, the closet. jeepers. She's on a roll! Sounds like you have a fun comics collection. And, yeah, if I were you i think i'd drive through Chicago. that's really expensive for the ferry. I already drove through there when we drove from Detroit to SF, and it isn't much of a problem if you stay on the highway. tah!
from sunnflower :
I like the banner! I don't think they do listen - I know my family seems to be deaf to my pleas for help around the house.
from purplecigar :
Hi. Thank you so much for adding me to your faves. Also, thank you, thank you, thank you for the very nice quote. Back atcha.
from wench77 :
gosh you are a great mom, all that running around bring the dude $ for the check, driving him and his friends around. The bathroom the kid is doing sounds nice. You could send her my way, eh. :)
from licalicious :
Ugh - my last note was intangible. The guess was about the place "bummerfest" initiated. Puff would appreciate that kind of history about a now slang term.
from licalicious :
I was trying to offer up a guess without being too blunt about it. Ever heard the term "suicide hill"? By the way, fellow bubbler knower, I told him the term "bummerfest" was overused. You helped start a fad cool enough to be deemed "uncool". That's an accomplishment, because that only comes from over use.
from cat-momma10 :
I thought I was a "taxi cab"! I think you beat me in that department! Love the picture of your cat. I hope I am a cat in my next life--I deserve some rest!
from yarnsmith :
I don't blame him..I hate malls. Good idea to bypass chicago on your vacation. What a traffic mess. Sounds like a great trip.
from yarnsmith :
Next to Woodfield is another mall called Streets of Woodfield...It is pretty cool and is made to look like an old main street. That is where the Cold Stone I wrote about is. It has some great restaurants and movie theaters and is pretty much a hang out for the young trendy crown of the Chicago burbs. If I may suggest a restaurant while you are in town. Between Woodfield and streets of Woodfield is Maggianos....Yumm...but you need reservations it is always packed. In Woodfield mall it self is a Japanese Buffet Restaurant that has like 150 things (American and Chinese food too)..My daughter says it is to die for. Best bet is to get there at 4PM when they open though...again..it is crowded.
from radiogurl :
Ugh about mh - hopefully things are smoothed out there once she gets moved and settled. Moving always makes me crabby too. I was reading about the cheesecakes and thinking mmmmm... I haven't had cheesecake in a while, will make some when I get paid. (I have a low-carb recipe that's fabulous.) I hope other things work out for you!!!
from yarnsmith :
Is that mall near Chicago, Woodfield Mall by any chance? I live either a one mile bike ride through the woods from there or a 5 mile drive around the woods from there. It is the biggest one in chicagoland, that is why I ask. I haven't been in it in over 10 years...too big for me.
from licalicious :
Puff and I commented on the term "bummerfest" on our way to the gate. My ma broke her ankle at the fireworks last year... She went to St. Mary's - You know, just above suicide hill (broke my hand there sledding). I was glad to have a nice summerfest this year. I don't go most years.
from starkitten01 :
Can't e-mail him..Don't have his contact info :(
from dangerspouse :
Are you SURE you don't want the ball gag? Jesus, and I have so many lying around, too. Oh well. Hey listen, thanks for stopping by with your input, I really appreciate it! I'm afraid the gift certificate is out those - wifey is one of those babes who insists I take the time to actually purchase something. It means more, for some reason I've never been able to figure out. But I like the chocolate idea!! Thanks very much again :)
from starkitten01 :
You always have a kind word to offer, complete with faith and enthusiasm.. I appreciate that so much!
from dotsjots :
My vow is to do more like your Sunday. Savor more and stress less. (Not my idea.)
from momma-zoe :
Thank you for leaving me that note. Ink Dragon, she is the greatest. I wish she was my mom! Ike is supposidly on his way getting help, but I've heard that a million times before, so I'm not holding my breath. My boys and I are doing awesome without him. I had no idea you were an x-ray tech. How cool is that! Do you really like your job? I love the medical field and I think I'll really enjoy it. :)
from radiogurl :
Wow - it sounds like you're making progress with at least one person. It would probably help you to get a competent and responsible person trained to do things - hopefully one without some of the attitudes and hangups that so many people have at work.
from momma-zoe :
Hi, I really like you diary and added you to my fave lists. Is this ok? My life is chaos daily too..:S But I don't know what I'd do if it wasn't like that!
from yarnsmith :
Mmmmm! Veggie pizza....Do you deliver to Chicago? Boy you sound busier than usual, no wonder I didn't see a new post early last night when I checked. We got down to 48 degrees last night....brrrrr!
from wench77 :
the puff pastry veggie pizza sounds outstanding. mmmm. You should go walk in the rain. Sometimes it is so relaxing and nice to be out there. With the dog I don't have much choice. we go rain or shine, but I am not ambitious like you and walk 5 miles. That thing with cc would drive me nuts. But then would your hubby too. hehe.
from radiogurl :
Ooh the puff pastry pizza sounds interesting. If I weren't doing Atkins I'd try it. That reminds me, I'm hungry, lol...
from sunshine0221 :
I love the design of your journal! And I hardly ever sell books on ebay, although I really should. My Amazon store is here: http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/my-zshop/S67S3XW5RR74K/002-5984457-6111216 Now I'm going to go read your journal!
from sunnysue :
Truthfully, i believe that all males (as boys or as men) are always hungry! Even male puppies! Master and Brady would probably eat themselves half to death if i didn't stop them! *giggle*
from im2evil4u :
The R stands for repair or recongnition, either will suffice. LOL
from licalicious :
You can't do anything right in the eyes of my grandfather, either. He would rewash the dished my grandma did, and take the clothes out of the dressers and re-wash those too. My grandmother finally gave up and decended into alcoholism and lethargy which eventually killed her. (I'm not lying - the woman had eight heart attacks due to alcoholism and inactivity according to her doctors) Never let anyone treat you this way. I consider it a form of abuse. My grandfather continues this degrading attitude towards my mother and I. We refuse to tolerate it. Come to think of it, the only time we had heard him say that anyone did a good job on anything was when my rapist uncle patched a crack in the ceiling. Maybe the ass is just sexist... Either way - don't let someone treat you like that, hon!
from boxx9000 :
6-21-04 NMPT. No More Parking Tickets. I had to think about that one for a little bit. Damn I'm quick. Thanks, I needed the comic relief.
from radiogurl :
I'm sorry to hear that the man didn't have any more appreciation for his Father's Day present. I think you hit the nail on the head about guys. They have no interests except beer and sitting in front of the TV to watch sports, or going to sports games. So if you don't get them sports tickets or a 12-pack what can you do???
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for the comment! That really could be it! Thank goodness things feel back to normal again today. (We'll see how I last at work.) Because it's been so hot lately, I know I've been sleeping funny. Chalk one up for Dr. Chaos! *hugs*
from quietguy :
Hi. That's not something I would ask. If she had one it's her private thoughts no doubt. Reading it I'd feel I was violating something, and I won't do that. Thank you for your note. Have a good day. :-) --Q.G.
from yarnsmith :
I'm probaby the one in the Ice Cream Store bigger than you. LOL. Michelle forgot to order the Cold Stone and brought a Jewel Store Cake (Yuck)...I skipped it. My husband just sits in a chair all day...he doesn't even work so finding something for him is near impossible. I bought him chocolate covered cherries. If he had a job, he'd a gotten a better present. Sounds like you gave the man and your Dad and good fathers day.
from sasori-gal :
What a sweetheart you are! I'm sure all the dads in your life had a wonderful Father's Day thanks to you!
from radiogurl :
Weren't you supposed to have a day OFF?
from im2qt2kr :
Diet Mt. Dew is my drink of choice too! BUT I like the Code Red the best. It reminds me of when Mom would save the juice from Marachino cherries and put in in 7up.
from radiogurl :
Sheesh - you need a vacation worse than *I* do! And that's saying a LOT!
from cat-momma10 :
Thanks for the book advise. I will get it! YOU are much busier than I. I only bake cakes--wedding, all occasion. Occassionally, cookies, petit fours, truffles. Our cakery is small in comparison to yours. 2 US Range stacked ovens and a DCS free standing cook top with oven. We have room for expansion--but that would require more employees. We haven't decided if we want to do that. Oh, I own this with my 3 sisters.
from radiogurl :
Wow - sounds like you had an extremely busy day. Hopefully the weekend goes smoother for you than you anticipate. And while you're busy as heck, it's always nice to have the money coming in :)
from yarnsmith :
Always wondered...What is a Pit Ham?
from boxx9000 :
6-17-04 I was originally the Edward Hopper painting, too.
from purr67 :
Today I imagined I went on your walk with you.... wish I could have seen the bunnys and deer.
from quietguy :
Perhaps she does, but of course I wouldn't know. Thanks for the note. Take care--Q.G.
from radiogurl :
Thank you - *I* wish we could get some of your rain, too. We're all sitting in fear of a fire right now. Where I live, the entire community would go up in smoke with very ilttle impetus.
from radiogurl :
Working my way through your list of books... Will be back to work on the other entries in a while, LOL!
from boxx9000 :
I had to laugh out loud at the FAT tree, that was hilarious. I am so envious, I wish I had gotten that one. Well, we're both yellow crayons. NOT my favorite color, but I will pretend I am coloring sunflowers and then it will all be OK. Too bad about the report card......gifted underachievers (sigh) When he's ready he'll do it. Look how stubborn I was about going to University. I didn't even START until I was 42.
from starkitten01 :
Thank you, Nancy! I'm really hoping this all works out! :) Hoping you have a great week!
from iambucket :
Congrats on your dedication to your walking routine!! That's awesome chaos!!! You go girl!
from yarnsmith :
Thanks for the tip. I am going to write it in word from now on. It was a pretty good entry and I didn't have the time or the heart to do it over. Tomorrow is another day. My life moves so slowly compared to yours...it tires me out just to read about your day. (My kid is grown and out of the house now...and I don't run a business.)
from iambucket :
For another fab 'non-chocolate' treat, have you tried Kettle Korn??? Oh my goodness...it rocks! Put's regular pop corn to shame! Oh, and the best way to have popcorn at the theatre's is to throw Milk Duds in the bucket. YUMMY! The carmael warms slightly....the chocolate mixes with the salt for that nice balance of sweet and salty....OH! Sorry, gotta go catch a movie now!
from licalicious :
haha - thanks for the offer - maybe you can send the dude over here... *winks
from pattypat :
Thanks! The picnic sounded fun - wish I could have munched cookies with you! Patty
from boxx9000 :
Your Mom is over 85? How old is your Dad? Are you the youngest of your siblings? Do you think we will see 85? I'm going to start going to an Al-Anon group. I think it will help me feel less guilt. Davids, huh?I am imagining that we took this quiz, "Who is your husband?" and we got the same results! Do you know that David means *beloved*?
from sasori-gal :
Yes, fenders and bumpers and cars are replaceable, kids are not. I do hope the dude will be feeling okay when he leaves for camp. You are such a sweet mom and nurse!
from iambucket :
Oh brother. I just knew I shouldn't have taken that darn test....I got banished to the 7th level of hell!! You only got banished to hte 2nd. Will you still be my friend chaos, or am I too evil for you now? *s* Btw, my granny LOVES the assisted living where she is. Absolutely loves it! She feels as though she is queen of the roost, which she probably is. Good luck with that.
from yarnsmith :
My mother in law resisted assisted living for a long time. didn't care for it at first either, such a change to make, but now is very very happy she did. Bus takes them to Walmart once per week...field trips to other stores and river boat casinos. Bingo games every Thursday night. Dinner for everyone who had birthdays in a specific month. A wonderful lobby area and social room where you can always find someone else to talk to. She just loves it and I am sure your parents will too.
from boxx9000 :
With every truffle I eat I think of you. *WE* need to make a QUIZZES page, do you know how to? Of course I am clueless re: anything technology related.
from radiogurl :
Thanks for the well wishes. I actually broke the diet today and ate a Baby Ruth bar. My stomach has been reasonably steady and I had already eaten something else for lunch. So far, so good. I'm going to tempt fate, I think, and go see the Harry Potter movie tonight. I think that since it will be sitting down, I'll be okay. And my fever's gone so *hopefully* I won't be contagious.
from kalel592002 :
Unfortunately - with the amount you have to live on here and what rent costs, one is left with no choice. Your "earnable" is 0% on the old government (has been raised finally) so I had to play it so darn close to the wire. I may be okay, I may not - I've done nothing illegal, I've just been on the precipice.
from iambucket :
Great tip on the pre-baking technique! I will definitely remember that next time I do a baking adventure. Good luck with the rain- hope it lets down for Sunday.
from bare-my-soul :
nancy, i wanted you to know that you do not go unappreciated. you are always so wonderfully supportive, and put a smile on my face. i dont always respond back, but thank you! love rose
from i-am-me- :
Hi, I read your POY entry of deja vu... and that IS kinda freaky that you were in the same house as you saw in your dream!
from radiogurl :
Ugh - and teenagers.... Ain't life fun? Well here's hoping the dude and the man get together and remember that the MOM needs some consideration now and then!!!
from purr67 :
Hey there buddy!!! This weekend I am going to spend time catching up on you!! so read you then. (ha ha)
from olive4ever :
I've heard that "rather see than be one" too, in school I think. My grandmother was forever writing parodies of poems, and I grew up thinking hers were the "real" ones, so the ones that everyone else knew were surprises, not the other way around.
from radiogurl :
I have to remember to quit reading your diary except right after lunch. No matter what, it always makes me hungry - especially today. I know I'm getting better from being sick because anything resembling food seems to be calling my name. And I'd already been craving apple pies for days now *chuckles* I don't envy you working around food all day though. From everything told me by those in the know, the restaurant/food prep business is the toughest there is. Kudos to you!
from tothefloor :
hi, i linked to your déjā vu p-o-y entry in the text of mine on the same subject (your subject!) because you did such a great a great job of describing those three kinds of déjā vu. best, elle-emme
from cat-momma10 :
Hello!!! Wow, I was accepted!!!! Hurray!!!! I sent my lock code to you through e-mail. Thanks. Looking forward to reading my generation diaries!
from sunnysue :
*hugs* Thank you for being such a good friend, Nancy. Don't worry. i have no intention of allowing a 14-year-old to wreak havoc on my life. i merely explained to her that had she bothered to read the disclaimer on my diary, she would know the content was of a mature nature. And had she read that and still proceeded to read, then it was her own fault. Enough of her. That is over as far as i'm concerned. It's been getting steadily hotter here, too. Those are the days i prefer to spend on the beach, but as of late, that hasn't happened. Hopefully this weekend. Is school over for your kids already? i would have to say that your son and his friends burning their school papers from the year is much preferable to what kids from my school did the last day of classes. i lived close to the school, so i was one of the few who walked home. The ones that were bussed in took great pleasure in throwing everything out of the bus windows as they drove through the small town. What a mess! The last year it happened, the bus was pulled over and four students were arrested. Never again did anyone throw their papers off of the bus.
from sasori-gal :
hey there, you bucket of chicken, you! *hugs* Your work rant was well-deserved and I like your counteraction with cc! That's showing her whose boss!!
from violet-leigh :
OK, so is it totally strange that I got the SAME responses as you did on those two quizzes???
from iambucket :
Now that you've found you are a bucket of chicken...just remember....I am the one and only bucket dear heart! *s* Do DO the TO DO list. I have found in managing many that the list is a good thing-not viewed as a petty treatment either. It actually helps the person getting the list with a sense of direction, importance and accomplishment. Good luck you bucket-o-sluggin-chaos.
from mom-on-roof :
Ewwww, Nanc, your dream was weird! RE the wallpapered ceilings, actually, I LOVE wallpapered ceilings, but tragically, my ceilings are a boring 79", if I wallpapered them I'd suffocate.
from iambucket :
Yo fellow slugmeister! It's about time you found the beauty and benefit of slugging! I have this down to an artform, especially on Sundays. Need any tips just holler. Oh, and hey, not nice to talk bacon and eggs....you have me starved right now with no possible way to remedy.
from wench77 :
Hey, wow, reading a Chaosdaily report with no baking, slicing, running around with employees... though some running around with kids! hehe... wow! how incredibly relaxing! I'm glad you took good advantage of it. I probably would've done something stupid like replant the whole backyard, or start cleaning the basement, and then wonder why my "day off" didn't relax and refresh me! You are a good example. yay. Well, I gotta stop reading diaries and work some now the garage sale is done. BTW I didn't even find time to dig out the pink dishes (they are transparent. glass I guess). tah!
from sasori-gal :
Yay for slug days! Although I confess to having more than just an occassional slug day! (Try frequent?!) Your deja vu POY was really interesting. I learned a lot! :)
from radiogurl :
I've had different experiences - some with dreams, others when I started out to write something tongue-in-cheek and ended up writing something entirely different than I planned. I've had dreams come true, intuitions and illuminations - a variety of things. I can dismiss some of them as my subconscious at work, but not all of them...
from radiogurl :
Interesting stuff about deja vü - I never realized that there were several kinds, though it makes sense. And I've had similar experiences to yours, vivid dreams that later came true. I never thought of them as deja vü, though - I would call it prescience or precognizance.
from iambucket :
Chaos grab the video camera quick! Somehow see if ya can get the 'new' dude to repeat what he said, so that when new dude is replaced with old dude many times in the near future, you can show him evidence of the true new dude!! *pant pant* Follow all of that?
from cosmicrayola :
I didn't say, did I? lol. I just went back and put it in. Thanks. It is an English Mastiff. They usually only get to 240 max. THis one is already 5 pounds over that.
from boxx9000 :
As usual you are too, too kind, caring, sweet and supportive. I am so glad that I met you. I'll never leave California but thanks for making the offer. It is comforting. SOMETHING will come up for me at the last moment (it always does) It's the waiting and not knowing that is such a killer. Love, ~BoXx
from radiogurl :
I took the mythical creature quiz and according to it I'm a dragon - a bit standoffish and more or less neutral as far as good and evil. And your kids remind me of a few years ago when mine were still home. I could hardly wait for them to move out and grow up. Looks like I got one out of two for each of them, but I love 'em just the same. I promise you, they do grow up, at least most kids do. It sounds like yours are on the right track and will grow up the right way.
from yarnsmith :
Sounds like your son is turning the corner...morphing from a hormonally charged,immature state into the beginnings of "real" adult hood. He will go back and forth between these two states and the "mature" him will win out more and more until that is what he becomes. As mothers this is what we live for.
from sasori-gal :
Cool~ I've never seen a quiz result in a tie either. Stay happy, you happy kitten you!
from radiogurl :
It's a private game on my own site - I created a forum, then set up three levels of password-protection because I don't need the idiot factor arriving to mess with things. I wouldn't feel comfortable putting a lot of this on any public site.
from sduckie :
they are all cute in their own way... but it would figure the one I felt any "hots" for lives out of state, wouldn't it? I'm all about the UNavailable man...
from wench77 :
I wouldn't know where to begin looking on ebay... I mean do i put "pink dishes" into search?!! LOL! I'd be looking at images for hours, non?? I am so ignorant when it comes to ebay... kind of like television. DUH?? that's my reply! hehe.
from sunnflower :
Thanks for reminding me to eat more chocolate!
from wench77 :
Ya right there radiogurl... radiogurl comes out black like chaos says, on my computer too. hehe. Anyways, nancy comes out black in my netscape as well, but the top and left borders around the text are reddish like the writing, and the right and bottom borders are black. In IE they are all black. Who knows. This browser thing. Anyhews sorry about the lasagnas drat and little fishes. I could just see it. mmmmm lasagna. Sounds like you already have good ideas for your parents... ie each going over to get something done. EEK that is a lot of rain, and thank god for the new roof. I guess it's been tested out now. Well, I DID go to the gym today and now i DO want a nap... so it didn't help me at all. hugs!
from radiogurl :
Just a note - in order for the name thing to work it's got to be at least six letters long. That's why 'Nancy' comes out black. Anything less than six letters comes out black :)
from mom-on-roof :
Hi Nanc! Reading your diary makes me hungry. And I don't care if it hits the floor first either, I'll eat it.
from yarnsmith :
I have a 87 year old Mother in Law that lives in the senior apartment complex. We have her over every Saturday for dinner and my husband visits a couple of times during the week. My daughter takes her out to lunch every Monday on her day off and if is wasn't for the activities at the senior apartment complex, she would be bored to tears. She used to live alone all the way out in Arizona and at first she didn't want to come here, but now she realizes that at her age, she would have been so isolated out there by herself. It is hard to come up with the time to spend with parents.
from wench77 :
See, you understand! Isn't it a pain when people are like "well, you'd get so much more done if you worked during the day instead of sleeping"... I don't think I have EVER suggested to someone that they would get more done if they worked all night instead of sleeping. I just put another short entry.
from wench77 :
hullo hullo! a real live person online! I swear, it has been dead for days. Bubba yeah, but isnt it the guy with an M name who rolled the car? That's not too smart either.
from wench77 :
Hey the badgers corned thing is funny. So, Ms Badger personality, how would YOU react when corned?? :) Wow, maybe it helped that I wrote in my diary yesterday "hope for no more rain for Chaosdaily"!! Here it rained and rained and rained. I hope it stops now or I'll wish I'd have planted rice. Yay for clean kitchen floors and bathrooms. I gotta do that. I am hoping all the gardening was the equivalent of going to the gym. Eek re 2 broken wrists...I wish I could say such things taught people something, but it is unlikely. tah!
from olive4ever :
Several years ago, while recording voice-over tracks for a CD-ROM about Rocky Mountain National Park, the copy hadn't been proofed and I was reading it cold... It said, "Badgers can be very fierce when corned." I dissolved into a laughter-induced puddle, and commented through hopeless giggles, "Well, I imagine ANYONE would be!" The recording engineer and I laughed until we were breathless. (Of course it was supposed to read "cornered" and it took about three takes before I could read the line without thinking about "corned" and relapsing into a giggle-fit again. You probably had to be there. But I'm smiling just remembering it.
from wench77 :
Egad, i did the animal quiz and I got a 404page not found error. glll. Maybe I can just be a badger too. That seems sort of like me. Though I think badgers are out in the day, and I would probably be nocturnal. Wow, tons of rain. Here it is good gardening weather, but although it was sunny I wish it were warmer just a tad. Just occured to me that the organic farmer person I know is in Wisconsin and must be having your weather. This is bad for her getting food growin I think. Oh dear. Glad you had so many slug days. They're important.
from poolagirl :
Yup! My mom is pretty darn funny. Thanks for always leaving me such cheer and joy. You are a delightful person!
from yarnsmith :
Your entry last night reminds me of my sister's life with 3 boys and their cast of freinds. When ever I suggest that she do or say something a different way, she just frowns and says "Walk a mile in my shoes"...then I just thank God I don't have to and keep quiet. We have a little sunshine this morning in Chicagoland, I see by the Weatherbug that Wisconsin is still undercloud and storm. Hope you don't lose your sanity. I'm heading out to the garden...Paula
from sunnysue :
i believe i shall have to do that in the future. It was beyond annoying! As for the sanitation course, was it a full class when you took it? Perhaps it's different here in North Carolina. David (the chef at our friend's restaurant) received his first certification in Maryland (he lived there for several years). He was telling me that it was a weekend class that was all day long. Interesting. i shall be quite glad to have this class over with!
from boxx9000 :
Hi Nancy! I love all your quizzes. I'll have to try some of the new ones you found. (I was actually a great white, too but I didn't like that pic, too scary for me) So many times we get the same results on our quizzes. I'm thinking I should put together a page JUST for my quizzes (probably more like 3 or 4 pages) I wouldn't have a clue how to do that! The *new* person Yarnsmith left a nice note at my diary. Looks like we may be able to start a new diary ring about drinking responsibly?!
from yarnsmith :
I am enjoying your diary. I am a member of slugland too. How can you be anything else with all this rain. When will it stop. My garden suffers and I am just sitting on my butt getting fat. Got to get outta here!
from theprocess :
*nine* hours! mmmm.... you hedonist! you sleep-slut, you! glad you got in some well-deserved sluggery and semi-solitude (yeah, and wasn't that interesting about the dude... hmmm.) enjoy the rest of the weekend!
from wench77 :
Hey! Happy slug day! I'm glad for you... you always work SO hard! :) hehe, I can just see the "overproofed" bakery... all puffy like an over blown balloon, and then. pfoooot! all the air goes out and it keels over on the top. hehe. I mustve done that once when I was baking bread. :)
from sasori-gal :
Hooray for slugs! Would you like to be the co-leader of Slugsville with me? Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
from yarnsmith :
Hi...Glad I found your diary ring. Been all over this diaryland site looking for someone over 14. I'm getting close to 50, not quite there yet. Thank you for reading my stories and listing me on your profile page and thank you for the html tutorial site. I will sink my teeth into that tonight when all my "have to's" are done.
from boxx9000 :
You cry in the car, too? I wonder if this is something other people do? Or, do me and you just have a lot in common? I do wish we lived closer because you would surely be one of my best friends. Could you see us driving anywhere in a car together? Hahahaha.
from wench77 :
Hey there! I am a jellyfish. I don't want to be a jellyfish! I want to be something sweet people take home like a shell that sounds like the sea. hehe. Boy, what a day! Hope you get to relax some. Here our memorial day (is that the same as remembrance day?) is Nov11. We had a long weekend last weekend (Victoria Day for the old queen) I am boggled you can get to sleep at 9pm when you are NOT playing horseshoes. Though I guess when I got up early and worked all day on a farm I wanted to hit the sack at that time. I wish you sweet zzzzs!
from radiogurl :
Ack - sounds like a really crazy night! And sounds like you didn't get a lot of rest by going home. (((Hugs))) Hope things are going a little more smoothly now.
from starkitten01 :
Thanks for always being able to put a smile on my face, Nancy :) And during times like these, it means even that much more!! Hoping you're having a good week :)
from wench77 :
Here for some reason it is wet all the time. It just doesnt stop. Someone told me it will rain tomorrow too. ack. At least it is good for the moss in my backyard! Wow, that is quite the night... ambulances, bicycle accidents, police. I bet you are glad you work mornings! :)
from sunnflower :
I like your chalkboard banner!
from breezip :
Hi. You found me somehow, I saw you in my stats. How'd you come across my diary? I really like your writing. It's refreshing to read another adult's diary for a change--so many very young folks do this, and there's a lot of teen angst to sift through. Thanks for being out there. PS-I hope you'll forgive me--I've made an aloof comment about chocolate in my entry from 5/26. I hope that doesn't damn me in your eyes! :) Take care, Bree
from wench77 :
Haha iambucket looks like a man in a rubber suit!! That is a way cooler Giant Moth than I was (since I was also a Giant Moth... but all the qualifiers are different)... hey, we're starting mosquito season too cuz it is warmISH and drizzling/raining on and off for three days now. I am a baked potato. :)
from boxx9000 :
thanks for your kind note. You are very right and I know it. Right now I am feeling brain dead. I'm supposed to call my ex tonight and I just don't want to. That should be a sign right? I know in my gut what I need to do. Proceed with the divorce.
from sunnysue :
Perhaps you're right, but things are much better now. We both realize that we had done things that we shouldn't have. Apologies made, fences mended, love ensues. :)
from iambucket :
Oh how I feel so much better after being to your site today. A MOTH?? "Iambucket is a Giant Moth that breathes Fire, Hovers Eerily, Screeches when Angry, spits Jets of Water, and looks like a Man in a Rubber Suit." Ok then! Not sure I have ever tried to wear a rubber suit, but now I know not to try. And hey, I kicked yer arse on two rounds baby!! Wee haaa. I have beat you and dangerspouse in these little gigs...oh how I love the internet. lmao
from im2qt2kr :
You nut! Here's a laugh for you. Now I can get on the internet, but my email server is messed up so I can't get or send emails at my usual address. I HATE/LOVE computers! ha...
from dotsjots :
My writing engine's a little rusty, but I am back at D'Land. Thanks for noticing.
from wench77 :
well, you must be some kind of cool spiked giant blob with tentacles or something non? not just a *blob* hehe. :)
from im2qt2kr :
Hey...if you can fit into a very lonely, scared pair of size 5 1/2's, you're welcome to try Ms. Thing. Haaaa...
from boxx9000 :
Whoa! Your quiz results were WAY more exciting than mine this time. I'm only Spring, but you get to be Summer! Woot! Woot!
from radiogurl :
I actually *did* get chocolate, as my second alternate. I first got tea. Guess I'm pretty bland, huh?
from iambucket :
For a temporary fix on your well-welling problem, go to Home Depot and purchase those plastic bubbles that fit right over your window well. I've got a few of them myself. Then, most likely you just have a grading problem. Pull your landscaping away from your foundation, seal any visible concrete cracks with silicone, then lay down a thick sheet of plastic down and build up the dirt and what have you so that it slants downward from your foundation to the yard. Don't let anyone charge you a slew of money to fix it, you can probably do it yourself! Good Luck!
from wench77 :
Just wanted to say thanks for the comment on my anxiety entry (well thanks for them all... you're one of the few who regularly leave comments and I appreciate it. )... yeah, I think I would feel helpful if I had a shop like yours... maybe cuz it is so immediate... you can actually physically see people coming in with a need, and you are filling it concretely. That is a cool thing. Sometimes I wish I were a baker. I love bread. But there are already a gazillion hand-made bakery places in the neighborhood! :) good ones!! tah!
from wench77 :
hehe "treat all teenagers like they are tripping their faces off"... that's good advice I think. hehe. I was cabbage too. So I redid it and got broccoli. Sigh. Donuts donuts... my life would have purpose if I made donuts. I DID do the floor yesterday AND two loads of laundry today, so I guess we've got something in common. Take care!
from boxx9000 :
http://quiz.ravenblack.net/flavour.pl (OK, you HAVE to do THIS quiz because it *lets* you be chocolate if you want.)
from sasori-gal :
There's always a place for you to escape to here at Hotel Sasori! It may not be a 4 star hotel, but I can guarantee you 4 stars of fun and relaxation!
from ms-do :
Thanks chaos!!! I hope things are going ok for you, and yes you do need a break you really do deserve it. I read your entries and realise that my boys will be there soon enough. Not looking forward to it at all!
from boxx9000 :
I have an older sister who lives in Santa Barbara. That's usually where I run to when I need an escape. Want to come along?
from poolagirl :
I feel for you, kiddo. Hang in there. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
from sduckie :
so sorry it's so tough right now. my friend, who has 5 kids, says you should just treat all teenagers like they are tripping their faces off...yeah, they are in a totally different reality. he's in this weird place where he's obviously still so much like a kid but growing up fast... take good care of yourself, chaos... maybe you should talk to some other mothers if the man can't be supportive to you. i still say maybe you should go on strike one day? duck
from wench77 :
Ya know, you sound like every parent of a teenager I ever heard of. I don't know, i think it'll go away with age. Which of course is no consolation for the next 10 years! hehe. In the paper today was an article about a new technical training program for dropout youths, and the guy interviewed said he loved going cuz it felt like it had a point. Half the day was learning a concrete skill (like welding) and the other half was in a real business environment. He said he hated school cuz he thought french class and math was pointless, whereas he is totally motivated to do this real life thing. I think we try to motivate kids to just do things that they don't care about and then punish them by taking away the things they DO care about, basically reducing them to hating everything... school, lack of interesting pursuits, the parents and teachers that force them to do things they dont care about. Lots of runaways. Not like i have any answers, but it is interesting that 100 years ago people the dude's age were in apprenticeships for the most part, vs learning latin. hehe. Good luck. But I bet when he's 25 he has found something he is motivated to do and you'll shake your head. I myself spent my whole highschool sleeping, with my dad complaining I had no motivation. :D And my dropout brother now runs his own online business. Maybe just for YOUR sanity you have to think of it as the teenage equivalent of the terrible twos and take a long view. God, listen to me, Ms childless being Dr Spock. Sorry! hehe. tah!
from theprocess :
whew! that was a day, and it wasn't even a whole morning! i salute you (raises coffee). and i get the same stuff from my son, but verbally.
from licalicious :
in reference to the previous note - once I was on my cell phone with my ma. I was at the laundromat. I put a bill into the machine for quarters. My mom asked me about the sound. I told her I was playing slots and won and she got all excited. it was funny. You mentioned that you like to read from the first entry on, I like to do that too... My first entries are in the 2003 link. Talk to you soon!
from boxx9000 :
$10 dollars in a change jar? Yesterday I changed a $20 bill at the laundrymat for quarters and it felt like hitting a slot machine. ka-ching forever!
from sduckie :
yeah butter AND salt... might as well get something chocolate too... I think it's going to be a long show! thanks chaos for all your hugs and support! Duck
from boxx9000 :
http://www.muhajabah.com/quizzes.php?page=1
from sasori-gal :
Cinnamon buns~ yummmmmmm! Enjoy the peace and quiet (and hope that the lost lizard doesn't pop up where you'd least expect him to!)
from poolagirl :
Yes..........INK! I learned that from my grandpa. It makes fixing mistakes so much more interesting, don't you think?
from kalel592002 :
I needed the title of the entry hon (LOL) as the method of navigating to that entry doesn't work here (darned ol' library!!) It just keeps taking me to the DLand "You Have Made an Error, the Diaryland Police will now come and shoot you" site. LOL
from purplecigar :
Hey there. I don't know why I haven't added you as a fave yet, but I'll be rectifying that immediately. Also, you always leave the nicest comments for me and I wanted to say thanks.
from boxx9000 :
Oh, I'm so glad your BOXX finally arrived. My daughter is the one who actually picked out the assortment. If it was up too me I'd only buy dark chocolate truffles!
from poolagirl :
YOW! Free muffins! You bet! And...about the Arthur stories...I adore Marion Zimmer Bradley's books too! I just finished the WORST Merlin story - by Deepak Chopra - The Return of Merlin. Really awful. I actually wrote a play based on MZB's work - called it "Prelude to Magic.....The Life and Times of Merlin." Major fun. It was produced twice, and that made me happy.
from olive4ever :
Dang, yesterday did not live up to expectations, did it? We all know you don't deserve to be the sounding board for all that male bitchiness! (I've definitely known more guys to be "on the rag" than women.) Hope today has gone better.
from hissandtell :
Poor you! What a day. I hope everyone's a bit happier tomorrow. Love, R xxx
from boxx9000 :
I'm sorry about your day today. I used to have a lot of those days. I really like living on my own. Sometimes it get lonely, but I like the freedom. (sigh)
from ms-do :
Well i can understand why your son was so upset....what's not to love about BOB!!
from wench77 :
Hehe, the chocolate tips below are kinda cute. I like the one about no chocoholics anonymous. Though I was missin chocolate last night. damn them budgetary restrictions anyways! Hope you enjoy your day off, and that is funny about the kid. I was never like that with my mom, but i know people who are. :) tah!
from boxx9000 :
Remember the Mom from the movie Almost Famous? (Don't do drugs!) I always embarassed my kids and kissed them anyway.
from sasori-gal :
my, my...you've had quite the day! I'm just relieved that the police car had nothing to do with the dude as that was my first worry when I read that there was a police car across the street! It sounds like you have your hands full so take it easy and make sure you get plenty of time to yourself.
from hissandtell :
I tried to email you this, but it came back. Oh well. It made me think of you, anyway. LITTLE KNOWN CHOCOLATE TIDBITS: 1. If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. 2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want. 3. Problem: How to get two pounds of chocolate home from the store in your hot car. Solution: Eat it in the parking lot. 4. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less. 5. A nice box of chocolates provides your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy? 6. If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves. 7. Equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate is a balanced diet. 8. The preservatives in chocolate make you look younger. 9. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? Because no-one wants to quit. 10. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done! Love, R xxx
from wench77 :
Before the dandelions infect the nice lawn next door. LOL! I bet people think that about my lawn too... Well, I pull out all the dandelions except the big plants, and then deadhead them. That is very sad about the horse. I saw a cow die in childbirth once and it was horrid. Glad the foal will be ok. Hey, what do you think of this town that wants to have a 10pm curfew for teenagers under 18 or something?? I thought of it with the dude's babysitting. tah!
from niceguymike :
Well, I'm not much of a caramel fan, so I've never even tried them. Had some bad experiences with braces and caramel back in my teen years, and I've never been back.
from poolagirl :
How about having that lovely cream cheese on a bagel instead?
from shyshy70 :
Sorry I havent been in touch theres been alot going on in my life.I really miss talking to you.do so how have you been doing.hope you have a Happy Mothers Day.from your friend always Elise,
from hissandtell :
Happy Mother's Day, darling chaos! Take it easy...
from ms-do :
Yeah I know i will need it....smile
from moodymelinda :
Happy mothersday from me too!! We dont have this day now......i think its in february...
from sunnflower :
Happy Mother's Day!!! Thunderstorms, buns baking, and doing online quizzes - that's good fun!
from boxx9000 :
Happy Mother's Day!
from im2qt2kr :
Hugs back at ya' Ms. Chaos. Thanks for thinking of me.
from golfwidow :
When Bob woke up, he was in bed with Suzanne Pleshette and had dreamed the whole series. It was hysterical.
from sasori-gal :
Yup...I think a vacation might be just what the doctor would order for you! Hang in there for those 2 more days!
from moodymelinda :
Hi there! Thanks for the friendly note over at my place! Its amazing people didnt dump me from their buddy list really, with my slow updating...
from wench77 :
Hehe, you sound like a housewife... all the work making food and then it is all gone in minutes, with cleanup to do, and have to do it all again the same day! The hell of service jobs. On the other hand, you could be me, and have all the work shipped out and in a couple months they ship it back and you have to store it, so your house looks like the backroom of an art gallery combined with a storage room of a library! hehe. Anyways, all that turkey sounds scrumptious.
from boxx9000 :
You have classmates that are grandparents? I thought that was funny until I realized that I could be a grandparent (too) if I hadn't waited so long to have kids.
from poolagirl :
You are just too sweet! Olive and I will include you in our lunch - with us in spirit for sure! Believe it or not, most of the time I look like the picture in my profile. But then again......I can be anything!
from sasori-gal :
Wow! Great soliloquy! Give the kid a hug from me for a job well done!
from wench77 :
hey that is a cool soliloquay thing. Perhaps she can send it to him in prison and he can be like the prison shakespearean actor! hehe. As for the garden centers... yeah, that's how I discovered this cart to start with... I was looking up garden carts... thinking of the ones that are like big green wagons with metal mesh floors. And then I saw that one that went behind a bicycle. That is the greatest, and multifunctional, AND I'd get exercise cycling when I wanted to go any further afield. I have spent two evenings looking now, and there are a couple other bike trailers that could do the job, but nothing under about $400 (which I know is the price for carriers), and all the ones for kids are fabric floors (cuz they have seats for the kids) and max 100lbs. She weighs 115, and the weight would be on one foot then the other as she got in. A plywood floor seems ideal. Thanks for the suggestion though! :)
from poolagirl :
Caftans and moonbeams swirls? Do you think so? How funny!
from sduckie :
thanks chaos. i hope you get a vacation soon. :) duck
from hissandtell :
Darling, it sounds like you really do need a holiday. Run away for a while and come for a visit, and we'll do nothing all day except girly-things like eating chocolate, reading books about cacti and going for little walks that aren't too exertive. Oh, and we can talk about boys, too; that's always fun. Or something. Love, R xxx
from sawitcoming :
I made it a bit clearer Nancy. It was Jo writing to me this morning.
from athena32 :
WOW! you are an awesome mom! and lucky you I would of loved to been there dont it take you back to your own high school days when they set around and talk?! and French Toast?!! It would of been heaven! I missed prom but cant wait for all of mine to have the experience.
from niceguymike :
Well, it *is* a lot of work to be blokin'. I didn't scratch my butt, but I did adjust a few times ... And, really, I go for the looks in my flowers. There probably wouldn't be any flowers, except for the previous tenant's efforts, so I figure I might as well make it look good, since guys are graded on Yard Appearance.
from wench77 :
Wow, it just hit me. Your kids have friends, and the friends hang at your place. That is cool. We didn't have a "junior prom" ... not sure what that is, but at our Grade 12 grads there were sometimes breakfast things like that. I never went to one, but I was at one for my cousins at like 5am... one of the girls' moms made a huge pancake breakfast. Very cool. You are a great mom, doing things like that, and driving the dude to golfing all the time with his friends. I hope you have a fun night!
from kalel592002 :
Sorry you had such a rotten day the other day - I get "heat rash" in the summer and it is excrutiating. And we feel so rotten when our pets are sick and we can't do much about it - I've been through that as well. Hope your weekend is better.
from wench77 :
DAMN!! I was expecting to read about sandwich trays and cinnamon buns and here ya are nearly swellin up and dying and your cat has gone blind! EEK! thank god that the benadryl worked. I totally burst out in hives the first time they gave me some pennicillin thingie, but I didn't swell up or have trouble breathing. I am so sorry about the kitty. I don't know, I'd probably spend the $128 cuz I am a sucker, but wouldnt do the surgery. Damn. I understand the poor kitty.. I put a branch in my eye last spring and needed to get shit picked out and have the surface of my eye stitched back on! It feels horrid. Pet the kitty for me and then give yerself a hug. What a day!!
from theprocess :
yikes! i mean, i'm assuming you'd taken advil before, so why HIVES all of a sudden? ("when over-the-counter meds attack"?) feel better! cheering for the dude to keep his promise.
from poolagirl :
You are just the nicest person! How sweet! And what's with that nasty note you got? How mean!
from wench77 :
Hehe.
from sasori-gal :
*ouch* I wish I could help ease the neck pain. If I were there, I'd try giving you a shiatsu massage. You take it easy and relax!
from for-you-only :
Just simply because I like to be paid the curtacy of being left a note, if it be sweet or not; I pay others the same, and give them my straight forward opinion. I think your diary is boring.
from kalel592002 :
Well, constant use of the "F" word - especially as an adjective - just denotes ignorance to me. BTW, can't remember how to get the pic to load, but will keep trying.
from wench77 :
hello there! Cow sprinkles sounds nasty. Yowza about the seeds place having a huge fire. That is nasty. Hope you can replace them. I am the natural letter e. I mustnt have answered the questions right cuz it says i go with the flow. I don' t know how i can be a letter in a "what number are you" quiz!!
from mom-on-roof :
Hi Nanc! I know what you mean about MH, it's hard to swallow when you bust your butt to get what you have, and someone else is just handed stuff. And on top of it, they have this HUGE sense of entitlement! Shrug it off, not worth stewing over. But DANG! I hate that!
from theprocess :
heh. love your "maxine" icon. she's my idol. remind me to post my recipe for "teen terror tiramisu". it's always a hit at pta meetings... ;->
from fan4 :
I don't like Macs. They make navigating the internet more difficult for me.
from fan4 :
I'm not sure why you had problems with my diary. I'm able to read the entries fine whenever I go online (unless D-Land is down, preventing anybody from reading any diary).
from wench77 :
Hey, I liked your expanded p-o-y on gangs. Yeah, I think lots of people don't just approach other people as human beings but rather as this fear thing. There are lots of young guys that hang out in groups around here and I just say hi. Mostly they are socially awkward and young trying to look cool. Same with punks and streetpeople. Some people are afraid, but most if you say hi and engage in smalltalk are just happy you are speaking one on one to them. Just people. I'm glad you had a good weekend with your kids, and yeah, I baby sat for irresponsible people like that. One went for two days and came home more than 12 hours after she was scheduled to return. I was wondering if I would have a group of abandoned children on my hands. urg.
from boxx9000 :
I just checked my email and it was empty (as usual) My email address is: Boxx9000@yahoo.com
from boxx9000 :
My kid's High School was concerned about gang activity so they sent home a parent survey with LOTS of questions. It turned out (according to this survey) my son belonged to a gang. He hung out with a group of kids who wore clothes to identify their group.......the honor orchestra! How funny is that?
from pattypat :
Sounds like the last few days have been rough on you - hope things go better. I'm eating the last of my chocolate egg in your honor.
from im2qt2kr :
Thanks Ms. Chaos. For some reason, I just haven't been able to think well enough to find something to write about. I'm now just kinda grasping at straws here. Good to be back though.
from sasori-gal :
Butt-man????!!! That's hilarious! But I do think "The Ferret" is a much cooler name!
from radiogurl :
Hehehe - well you might be Butt-Man, but I think I have you beat. I'm Manic-Depressive Man, whose super-power is to see into the future. My enemy is also J-Lo (do we see a pattern here?), mode of transportation is a shopping cart(!), and weapon is a taco! I guess that someone doesn't like my cooking, LOL!
from nascarwidow :
I tried to respond but your email server is sending my email back to me. I sent it to your chaosdaily@diarylandDOTcom address. Let me know if you don't receive it.
from wench77 :
I doubt it. I bet some married women are 100% pickupable! hehe. You are just a loyal married woman! Or some frigid cold cookie! hehe.
from sasori-gal :
*hugs* chaosdaily! Sounds like the dude was having one of his days.... He really seems to be expressing his emotions through his art. I'll e-mail you soon so you won't have to party alone. In the meantime, take care and bathe yourself in chocolate!
from ms-do :
Your a good woman chaos, keeping hanging in there, just make sure you have time for you. Single parenting is hard and i see your doing it on your own....keep going, i'm listening....smile
from mom-on-roof :
Hiya Nanc, sorry your day was so rough, you are like a single parent right now, that's not your imagination. Keep writing it out. And riding it out. Thinking of you every day. Oh, and RE the note you left me: you are a naughty naughty girl and someone should give you a proper slap on your bottom! wink wink.
from boxx9000 :
re: art. I do NOT believe in censoring art work (no matter how offensive) I would NOT display the artwork (especially at school) but I would not tell a student that their ideas were NOT valid ideas. There is a need expressed in images. What do the images represent to your son?
from wench77 :
Damn, 6 years with a hunk! Now it says you will be "repopulating the earth"... so lots of sex, and LOTS OF PREGNANCY! eep! and then he's gonna kick off and leave ya with all these 5 and unders to raise to repopulate the earth? Jeesh if everyone else has died off, he could at least stick around til they are like 15 or something!... or maybe he just leaves you for the bar! No wonder here in Quebec they used to have a tavern (men only) on every corner. Now they have signs that say "bienvenue aux femmes" cuz the laws became that they couldn't be unisex. But of course they are still men hunkered over their drinks at the end of (or start of) the day. mm. The turkey sounded great. I like dark meat, it is less dry.
from im2qt2kr :
Thanks, it's nice to know someone cares. Big hug!
from radiogurl :
Awww - those days are the kind that really drag you down - not exactly 'bad' so much as just 'blah'. Hopefully the rest of the week is better :)
from gnomad :
ACK!! Baseball tickets that no one can use?!? What team are they for?? *blasphemy!*
from sunnysue :
Personally, i prefer a nice tart lemon meringue. :) As for your question, i had never thought of that. my next cycle is due to start soon. Perhaps i should keep that in the back of my mind. i don't believe i am, but it's possible i suppose. i didn't realize that being scatterbrained was a symptom of pregnancy. (And don't worry...always safe sex if with someone other than Master...but that happens very rarely with another man.)
from olive4ever :
My favorite pies in all the world are strawberry-rhubarb ... wish I were in your neighborhood. My grandparents ran a bakery in every midwestern town they lived in. My mother showed me a large manila enveloped stuffed with notebooks full of recipes from the bakeries, plus clipped recipes and booklets from the 1950s (funny stuff, NOT appetizing, but so evocative of the time).
from starkitten01 :
I love that song too, lol...
from wench77 :
Hey, I never knew cactii flower when they get cold! very interesting. Sounds like you had a pretty good day. I sure know how that feels when you get stuck on an email or something on the computer... the time just flies. Tah!
from niceguymike :
After being with a couple of drinkers, I've learned that it was twice too many. I enjoy a drink from time to time, but it's definitely not something I need -- or want -- every day.
from poolagirl :
I never go to the bathroom when I'm drunk. Never! Too dangerous!
from wench77 :
Ah, that is exactly how I imagined the trellis. Though I would never have imagined the sunflowers so tall! eep! As for the work, I had a 27yrold 14-yr old like that. Once I got so frustrated, I told him I was going to put a pile of $10 bills on the table in front of him and each time he worked an hour I would put a bill in a pile next to him. He didn't seem to do anything he promised whether I paid him first or after and I thought he needed actual visuals like a carrot. So incredibly annoying. After we broke up I went around finishing everything he'd left undone just so that I didn't get angry all the time when I saw it. Glll. Yay for the kid.
from wench77 :
Hmm a square cone? That is a pyramid. A very tall one??? Or it is more like a column? Sounds cool. Put pictures. :)
from im2qt2kr :
LMAO..Surrrre NOW you point that out to me! Now where'd I put those damn tweezers????? ha. ((((Hug)))))
from im2qt2kr :
Those don't look like cactus, but more like phallic symbols! You BAD girl! ha
from ohswim :
Nice cacti. We had wonderful weather here too. High 70s and even into the 80s today. Early in the season for that but I am lovin it. It is so nice to be able to work in the yard. Thanks for your comments about locking vs. unlocked. dr.d.
from wench77 :
Hiya! your html for your poy link on your links page is broken cuz we can see the html writing on the page. I think you are missing the original < in the tag, cuz I can see: href="http://piecesofyou.diaryland.com" target="blank"> hehe. I can see the color coding for the adopted kitty thingie too, so part of the tag is not there as well. OK, I really AM going to look at the poy site! :)
from wench77 :
MM, you could always say "you could move to a decent home somewhere..." hehe. Those cactii are huge! And your trellis falls over? I put 2x4s into the ground quite a ways with a sledgehammer, and then screwed my trellises to that. I would worry it would fall over and pull all the clematis out by the roots!! It sounds very windy where you live... I guess all this "falling over" is why most plants in windy places are short! :) Now I will go look at your p.o.y. link... I never heard of that before. Are you going to write more about the other people you meet on the bridge crossing over? I am very curious!
from hissandtell :
My, what lovely big cacti you have, chaos!
from wench77 :
ps I agree with mom-on-roof... how the hell do you manage to work so hard, AND the kid and the dude AND a hubby who drinks and gets into arguments. Quite the tower of hardworking strength you are. Covered in chocolate and milky pudding. hehe. And yeah, I see the "logic" in the note that someone wrote where she said her husband used to use things that were "wrong " with her to justify his drinking. Totally assbackwards. I see that kind of thing with idiots fooling around and being unfaithful. When they lie and you find out and get angry, then they say they had to lie cuz see how you get angry when you find out the truth. AAAGH! Good luck!
from wench77 :
what does p.o.y. mean? That is very interesting. I agree with you about the amnesia and the importance of memory. But on the other hand, this is a potion for people who have died ? And who will be reborn? Hmm. Is everyone supposed to drink it? Do people who don't become sages? Or do you just get really weird in your new life, when as a baby and small child you can remember having sex with your wife in your previous life, and how much it hurts to have grandchildren die? I suppose the forgetting is so you don't remain attached to your old life when you start a new one as a new person. Imagine remembering your real parents and then having to accept new parents when you become born again! Or feeling like cheating on your wife... imagine that you left her and your kids behind when you died and then were reborn. Would you want to seek them out and help them in some way even though you as a reborn person are younger than them? It is very interesting. What are the other levels and people you meet on the bridge after you die? This is a very interesting thread of entry! :)
from radiogurl :
I also forgot every time I read your diary I get hungry, LOL! I'm supposed to be dieting here and read about baked goods... *Drools*... Still sounds like some of the arguments I've had, and you can't win. If a guy's in the mood to complain, it will happen and not much you can do except shut him out to the best of your ability.
from radiogurl :
Grrr... I probably have errors on my template - wouldn't be the first time. :( I will try to find a happy medium that shows up on all browsers. I forgot can't use the 'percent' option, doesn't work right on Mac's and other browsers...
from mom-on-roof :
You remember the Barbra Mandrell show! Most definitely a double dutch chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks and a secret creamy chocolate center!
from theprocess :
thanks for your note. i kvetch a lot, but some matters do improve. it's just the differences between the terrible twos, the terrible teens and mid-life madness: the set of *specific* concerns changes over time but all seem girded by basic biology. hang tough. (hmph. as if there's other options!?!!) xoxoxo
from hissandtell :
Excuse me, you two in the axis of evil-chaos! I'll have you know that what niceguy and I share is a very special, meaningful, private and adoring carnal relationship here, and I for one am horrified that others out there have no qualms about peeking through our keyholes to see what we're up to between the sheets every day. Quite frankly I'm shocked and outraged, and more than just a little disappointed in both of you, let me tell you. Love, R xxx
from boxx9000 :
April 18-24th is Fish Fry Week!
from boxx9000 :
I can so identify wiith you when you talk about the ridiculous nit picking after a day of drinking. I used to think that my ex justifed his drinking if he could find some reason to be mad at me. I think my ex drank because he didn't feel I needed him. The more he left me alone the more I filled my time. After awhile, I didn't need him. I learned how to do everything myself. I don't miss those arguments at all.
from olive4ever :
A friend of my mother's recites "Rindercella" as if tipsy at parties. It's absolutely hysterical. I may have the text to that somewhere, or be able to find it fairly easily. I also have the entire text to the three little pigs, here's a sample: (The Pea Little Thrigs / Once a time upon, there was an old puther mig and her see thruns. ) Reading it aloud, I get into such stitches I have to stop and breathe.
from mom-on-roof :
Hi Nancy. I'm sorry to see you struggle so with your husband and his hobby, and to see how it all reverberates through your household. He may wake up someday, hopefully before it's too late for him. I admire your strength. I think you're the hardest working woman in all of Diaryland! How do you keep all those balls in the air?
from im2evil4u :
LOL, yeah I was getting tired of going back and forth myself.
from wench77 :
EW, that wisconsin dells thing sounds HORRID! It can be fun and goofy to go to something like that once, but in general I like to visit a real place, not some pricey built-for-tourists thing. I was quite happy on the organic farm diggin in the mud, and hillsboro is adorable, with a store with Ho-Made Sausage (good that the ho's are employed gainfully) and lots of Amish buggies. :)
from sasori-gal :
Oh no! I hope you're feeling better. Take good care and don't overdo it! By the way, those flowers sure are pretty.
from poolagirl :
You are one of the absolute most sweetest and bestest people on the planet!
from wench77 :
I don't know what that is... Wisconsin dells.
from sduckie :
thanks for your note. and I wanted to tell you, am glad to read that things seem to be going better with the dude. Love, Duck
from wench77 :
Hmmm, where in Wisconsin... on a little organic farm near Hillsboro. Do you know where that is??
from boxx9000 :
Your note about my *EX* and a conscience made me smile. The thought had crossed my mind as well. I REALLY need to go walk!
from gnomad :
*smooch* I adore you.
from quietguy :
Hi. I'm sorry, but I fail to see the connection. A couple weeks back I spoke of a professional dresscode. This has nothing to do with outside of the workplace in a social setting. Those are separate worlds. Plus, compassion has to do with being understanding to another's feelings on given issues. Again this is separate from the previous entry. --Q.G.
from saladwhore :
Actually, airfare can get cheaper. We've found non-stop flights for $109 each roundtrip. :-) A fence would not keep bunnies out of my flowerbed, I'm afraid. They can hop over anything 3 or 4 feet high or they'll dig a tunnel and go under. Little stinkers! And we live in a townhouse, so erecting our own fence would certainly be frowned upon! :p Thanks for the advice though.
from wench77 :
ewww... somehow I glanced down and saw "diaper soup" ewww... that brings back really clear memories. I must say I still get this instant "pudding with chocolate" taste in my mouth when your template opens now. mmmm. yum. That sounded like a great day. That neon is very cool. Do you have lots of cactii? I just repotted my Christmas cactus last week... it's the only one I have. I cannot believe what you get done before noon. my gosh. Another thing is NO, I don' t think people will change their shopping habits. The small stores will close and then they'll all be nostalgic and bitch. That is what happened with the bookstores here in Montreal. There used to be a women's bookstore, and a lesbigay bookstore and a really cool comics/graphic arts/science fiction bookstore. And then everyone started shopping at Chapters (like Borders) and they all closed down. Cuz people would buy all the bestsellers for $2 less at Chapters and only go to the smaller stores for specialty items. And of course a store cannot stay open on the once a year purchase of a specialty item. It is very sad. Now you have to make special orders from downtown for anything and wait two weeks, cuz the huge store mostly has a huge selection of mainstream stuff. And the staff knows shit. Oh well. :(
from niceguymike :
Hey, thanks for the tip on Bravenet! If you were to just happen to go take a look at my diary now, you will see any number of new things on the page.
from curiocat :
Hey girl!! THanks for the note!! Ya know, I stop all computer activity myself for "Forensic Files"...you go girl!! Stop by my place anytime!
from pattypat :
Thanks for your note! Yes, I believe you are one of the only people who leaves me notes!
from poolagirl :
Diaper soup - has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Nice entry about the gods. I forgot to tell you about the M&M's we serve here - huge BOWLS of them for our clients - every single day. I think of you often.
from sasori-gal :
I believe in the power of stone gods!!!
from sawitcoming :
I remembered to post the clear version of my entry today, Nancy. Let me know if this helps and I'll try to keep doing it. Kevin (adulterous-k)
from sunnysue :
Thank you so much! i still can't believe it really happened! *happy sigh* my life certainly was blessed the day Lee found me. He is my everything. :) And i hope the dude is feeling better. Poor thing! As for your stone gods - AMAZING!!! i love them! Perhaps they ARE protecting your home. i would be more than willing to bet they are!
from hissandtell :
Okay, gotcha. Thanks for the, um, pointers.
from hissandtell :
I lOVE your stone gods! I have a few large carved stone heads from Indonesia in my garden too - they're just like Easter Island statues, except sadly much, much smaller. Still stately and powerful in their own way, though.
from niceguymike :
Oh, it can get worse all right. But part of my job is trying to make sure it doesn't. *sigh*
from niceguymike :
You were *absolutely no help*. Miss Hiss is always trying to foist helpless livestock on me, and now you've encouraged her.
from niceguymike :
Heh. I'm usually a lot better about keeping everything tidied up, especially the fridge, but I've really let things go the last month. Seems I leave tired, get home tired, and don't want to do anything on the weekends anymore.
from quietguy :
That question you ask has been the subject of much debate amongst my Parents and I. These are the people who "unplug" their television when not in use to conserve electricity (because you see even plugged in--so they claim--the television still draws juice). The Father is a drunk. The Mother is a totalitarian ruling with an iron fist, and the daughter weighs about 100 lbs. and is a hypocondriac (forgive my spelling if that's in error), and she also has become her mother. Thank you as always for reading my humble little diary, it is so much appreciated. --Q.G.
from niceguymike :
Wow, I'd forgotten that you own your own business; that would be a great lesson for him! Sometimes it takes hearing it from a business owner for it to sink in. Fourteen is a pretty difficult age (as I recall, everything felt pretty big and intense), but it's not too early to start working on that work ethic.
from niceguymike :
Maybe this is just a guy's perspective, and I'll also add a disclaimer that I don't know anyone involved in person. Still, I can't help but wonder how old your son is. His actions, off the job or apparently on, are not those of someone with maturity. Fact is, people are going to tease (or, your word, harrass) others at the job, and they'll find some way to do it no matter what. The crying and the picture weren't particularly adult. Maybe your husband is right, and this will be a good opportunity for him to sort of buck up a little and take his work seriously. I do respect that you're a loving mother who wants to see her son succeed. It does sound, though, as if he needs some stiffening, not coddling, to get to a point of maturity.
from hissandtell :
You poor darling, and your poor dude. This is just heartbreaking, and I really feel dreadful for him. You are an amazing and strong woman and you never cease to inspire with me with your wisdom and courage, though, so I feel sure the dude will get through this too. Love, R xxx
from sasori-gal :
Fired?! Gee...what a tough and unfair lesson for the Dude to have to go through. I got teary-eyed thinking of him! But I think your love and support has taught him how to pick up the pieces and put this experience behind him. He is continuing to learn through your guidance and nurturing. Happy Easter!
from boxx9000 :
Happy Easter (Today I walk)
from sasori-gal :
Give a hug to the dude from me. In Japan, a lot of the workers tend to pick on the new guy for any little thing they can find just to see how tough he/she is. I can understand the dude not wanting to go back, but I guess this is one of his first introductions to learning how to deal with insensitive people. I hope it can all be worked out as he doesn't deserve to have his first job experience be a tormenting one. Thinking of you! :)
from niceguymike :
Sorry to hear that the dude's first day at work didn't go well. When I get teased about being short (and I'm 5'4"!), I always look the guy up and down, spit, and say, "Well, some guys put everything they've got into being tall." Then I saunter off.
from poolagirl :
Oh, I hope I keep my head too! But.....it was pretty darn funny!
from kalel592002 :
I also figure that Lisa & Lena having 2 bi-lingual parents didn't hurt, plus my sister is gifted in that area. When they lived in Germany, the rule was ENGLISH in the afternoon (when Thomas wasn't home) and GERMAN at night (when he was) so they didn't pick up any bad Grammatical rules (Thomas' english is okay, but he makes many typical German errors, which Tracey didn't want the girls picking up!)
from boxx9000 :
Yesterday I went straight to bed when I got home. (sigh) I'll try to get the walk in today. I REALLY want to do it. Thanks for the encouragement. i need that.
from hissandtell :
Well, in Australia we say "bonk" not "boink", but each to her own, I suppose. I'd actually never heard of "boink" until fairly recently. And talk to mike and cutie too much? As if anyone ever could!
from boxx9000 :
your note made me chuckle. I am so sick today. If i can crawl to my bed that will be an accomplishment. Don't give up on me. Keep telling me to walk.....I will....I must.
from hissandtell :
Darling chaos, I'm sorry about your glasses, but try as I might, I just can't let this one slip by: "i got bonked in the face last week" ... wow. Lucky you, I say. Anyway, enjoy nibbling all those chocolate bunnies! Love, R xxx
from wench77 :
hmm, sunflower seeds! You start them inside??? They get big SO FAST! I bought potting soil to start my tomato seeds today... I have to dig out the seeding trays in the basement... I have a little setup with a heating pad underneath the trays, and a flourescent work lamp above. I love startiing things from scratch! I agree with the note below... you are SO busy, it is quite inspiring of exhaustion to read all that and imagine it! eep! And you of course are right about the insurance. What is the point of paying $$ to a company that won't actually help you when you need it??? hope you get some rest!
from sunnysue :
You're always so busy! Just reading about your day makes me tired! ;)
from poolagirl :
We did everything to find the dog's owner, and now somebody has come forth. My heart is breaking. I truly wish they had never called. I know that's not very nice, but they are just maintaining her for some old guy who is dying in the hospital. They don't love her. I do.
from boxx9000 :
sunflowers? your own seeds? Maybe we could do our *walking* at the same time? i need a buddy to motivate me. I MUST get in shape.
from mom-on-roof :
Thanks Nanc, you're a peach! But nope, nothing you can do, except if you have some Valium just lying around the house, I'll give you my address, please ship Fedex Overnight Super Emergency Express, thank you.
from wench77 :
God, I sure missed out in the teenager department. You drive your kids to golfing, pick em up again, make burritos, bleach their golfballs, stick around so their friends can visit, heck. You're one helluva mom. I did get to borrow the car to go to parties til 7am during the summer vacation though when I was 16. Wait, I was out of highschool already. But that was still great. It was cuz I didn't drink or do drugs. But on Friday nights I stayed home alone to clean the house, and mom never made snacks for me unless she was having one herself. Sigh. I am so envious!
from niceguymike :
My book budget used to be HUGE; I'm sure it was around 10% of my gross. Now, when I actually read books I don't own (or weren't lent to me by friends), I usually console myself with the library. Fortunately, the Burlington library has all sorts of books no one has thought of reading for years, so I can catch up on all my favorites.
from poolagirl :
Oh, YES! I have eaten many injected melons - but not ones that a swirling and squirting and causing bodily injury to anyone within 10 feet. YUMMA!
from im2qt2kr :
Hey Chaos...I've tried to email you a few cute pics and jokes, but your system won't let them through. You're missing some good ones!
from sasori-gal :
Who needs "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" when you have "Bunny Mutilation" in your own garage?! *eeks*
from sunnysue :
i'm still having trouble finding humor in yesterday's mishaps. It may take a while before it gets to that point. Thankfully Brady is fine. On the other hand, i can barely move i'm so sore!
from niceguymike :
Criminey ... I didn't even know about the Knights Templar series; I'll have to go back and check that out because that would likely be interesting reading. I'm old enough to have reach each book of the Deryni series as they first came out. Had no idea they were getting hard to find.
from im2qt2kr :
Your day's been weird too?? Maybe it's a combination of the time change and the fact that tonight is a FULLLLLL MOOOOONNNN (Deep Scary Voice!!!)
from wench77 :
eek! your cat ate a whole foot long rabbit?? Just think how MANY cans of cat food that is at once! eep! I hope golf balls are ok in bleach... I am so suspicious of it now that I ruined my straight razor! Blah on cleaning! :) (and why is he upset there are only 244 balls! that seems like alot!)
from boxx9000 :
Thank you. I think the interview went well.
from niceguymike :
I could blame it all on her, but that would be ungentlemanly. Instead, I'll just note that a room is an impossibility, given that she's married and in Australia, and I'm in Washington State. Besides, I'm way too ... uh ... *frugal* to get a room; any assignation would be at my place, where I only have to deal with amped-up cats. BTW, I note your interest in Katherine Kurtz and the Holy Grail. Great taste! You should try some Julian May and some Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, if you haven't already.
from wench77 :
Howdi! Took a little detour by sunnysue's disastrous day, but I am here to thank you for doing my gettinolder survey! yay! someone over 26, hehe!! Your dad retired at 54?? wow! What kind of a farmer? (my family was mixed farming on the prairies) My god I hope I don't look like my mother's side of the family when I get older (well, it's ok to look like my mom or her younger brother... but the rest all had really short legs and very long bodies that got rounder as they aged.) Oh Oh Oh! My first girlfriend... her mom went to India, and climbed up the mountains and meditated in an ashram at dawn, when she was over 60!! You can too! And my greatuncle in Norway was hiking up mountains at 80 when we visited there. The secret is to take many small steps. yup. slow and steady. Hmm. I hope that I feel 40 when I am 50 I do. I am afraid I am already almost too entrenched in living alone. THAT makes me feel old. But it is rather nice. Thanks again! tah!
from sunnysue :
Thank you for the kind words. It made me happy to get your note and Master has voiced the same opinion as you. He says His family will love me and if they don't then He'll disown them. *giggle* As for the HTML...*sigh* Still not going well at all! But i refuse to give up!
from athena32 :
Thanks Chaosdaily,I am so happy that someone has the same thought process as I do!
from niceguymike :
And you'll note that I'm still avoiding the parental-sex thing.
from niceguymike :
Well, but Blazing Saddles is supposed to be comedy. Star Trek is supposed to be SERIOUS STUFF. And here's another thing about the original series: why were all the alien manifestations glowing, pulsing cubes and clouds and things? Honestly, I thought the Borg's ship was at least fairly imaginative, for the Borg, at least. Maybe that's why I'm a Trekker and not a Trekkie.
from sasori-gal :
*woo hoo* Hooray for the kid, the dude's new training and the proud mom who gives them all their wonderful qualities! *puts a gold medal around chaosdaily's neck*
from niceguymike :
Honestly, I meant to write sooner, really. I've just been so caught up in blokin' and exchanging witticisms with hissandtell that it's been difficult to do anything else. Ref Herbert, I've only read the Dune series, although Brian was one of my clients for a while. I'm currently working my way through The Many-Colored Land again. I've gone ahead and added you to my favorites so I'll be able to read you on a regular basis.
from wench77 :
Hi there! What is a forensics competition? Sounds rather NOT like something one would compete at! But congrats to her anyways! You are lucky you don't have a dog. Believe me I walk when I'm tired, and when it is blowing and raining and all that. Esp a Saint Bernard. Pretty much nothing weatherwise stops her. Not sleet, nor floods. Hot hot weather, but then we just have to walk on the shady side of the street. If I didn't have her I'd weigh twice as much and be dreadfully out of shape! LOL! Wow about the diary dude thing. I did notice you took your warning thing off. What's up with that??
from hissandtell :
oh, I bet you are so proud of the child and that Wisconsin medal! But honestly, all that food talk has made me start craving guacamole. I'm still fasting and have been dreaming for a couple of days of corn chips and hot hot salsa. Now I'll just have to add mashed avocado to the equation. Thanks a lot, chaos!
from im2qt2kr :
Then quick! You better eat some chocolate! Wouldn't you rather be chocolate than guacamole?? ha.
from adulterous-k :
You can check sitemeter for when your diary was accessed from your home computer (unless you've got the 'ignore this address' option switched on.
from kalel592002 :
TY for the latest note - I have a set of antenna, but there's nowhere to put them on the new TV - like you said, who uses them anymore? (TV's, VCR's and the like are a hobby). It is similar to newer VCR's - they have eliminated the LP function, only SP and SLP, but the picture definition is clearer.
from sasori-gal :
You are not only the Queen, you are the High Priestess as well! *bows down*
from starkitten01 :
Ah crap, if I were in a better frame of mind, I'd probably have a great suggestion for you. But hopefully someone else will be able to! I hope you're enjoying your week.
from wench77 :
Hey thanks for doing my dimmemories survey! Single serving glass bottles of milk in school! How cool is that! And WOW you are OLD! 14 when the man walked on the moon?? I was only 6!! (so far we're like the only ones who saw it who answered the survey so far! eek!) WOW! farmers with a color tv!! The only one in the neighborhood who had one... her mom was a ballet teacher and her dad was a dentist. Definitely lala. hehe. haha! you are one of the only ones who remembers no women on the tv news too... there was a HUGE debate, that women didn't have the GRAVITAS that men have to do the news. eep! Cars with no radio?? What?? hehe. Well, thanks again! :)
from boxx9000 :
my cats wake me up EVERY morning at exactly 5AM demanding food. I LOVE the cactus diaryring you made. I joined!
from poolagirl :
I have no idea how long Visiting Dude is planning to stay. I hope he leaves tomorrow! And yes.........I was speechless.........I know that's hard to believe!
from pattypat :
Thanks for the kind thoughts! Patty
from sasori-gal :
Your entry today has me CRAVING chocolate. I want to participate in the taste test too! You certainly deserve the treats for the love and patience you show every day!
from ms-do :
I don't know how you work with all that Chocolate and not eat it all day. Your day is so full, I really don't know how you do it.....but keep going.....I just can't seem to write these days.....I get home from work and do the kids stuff and i have no energy left. mind you its only the second week of full time work in years so i guess i will get use to it..
from wench77 :
WOW! you wear a jacket you paid $8 for and nothing else?? Don't people stare? I guess it really IS a warm jacket... good advertising! "you'll be so warm you can wear nothing else!" hehe. Hmm, good thing you're not me living alone, you'd be in pjs all the time instead of 501's and sweatshirts like me hehe. mmm re sampling chocolates. I didn't have any last night and that is bad... then i munch real food. Much more fattening.
from poolagirl :
A nut? No, it was kola nuts! Anybody got a hammer?
from wench77 :
the dude gave you a hug!!
from shyshy70 :
Hello sorry I havent kept in touch but my computers been acting up it needs upgrading and the sound put back on.so what have you been up to.I really miss chatting with you.well guess I will close for now.from your friend always Elise!!!
from im2evil4u :
He had an awesome accent too. Slavic, eastern European, whatever, he was smoking and the photo did not do him justice. Alas, he made my mouth water, which is why I snapped a photo of him in the first place..... don't tell my husband, K
from onewetleg :
stupid dangerspouse stole my idea. i was gonna say 'chaosdaily, delivers what she promises.' hang in there, cookie. love,
from dangerspouse :
Aw, don't be sorry just because you don't put up happy shit. But MAN, you sure live up to your name, Chaos Daily! And if you don't mind my saying, you're a better man than I if you can stay married to a childish bully who yells all the time. Good luck.
from poolagirl :
Okay, I'll add my part too - latest sensation here in southern CA is deep-fried Twinkies, swirled in chocolate and served on a STICK! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
from hissandtell :
Hey, chaos - I read this article in the newspaper just before about the hot new taste sensation to come out of Scotland - Deep Fried Chocolate Sandwich! Heard of it? Spread one slice of white bread with chocolate spread, top with another slice of bread and press together, dip in egg batter and deep fry. Let me know what you think! Love, R xxx
from dangerspouse :
How could somebody never have seen an episode of Columbo?? Anyway, thanks for the nice note at my place! I read your diary all the time (I love food stuff!), but it's been so sad lately I haven't wanted to leave funny notes. I hope things are ok for you. SEND ME ICE CREAM, DAMMIT!!
from hissandtell :
Mmmm - broken Dove bars in a bowl. The only way to improve on that would be to eat them while watching "Columbo"!
from cosmicrayola :
Believe it or not, sugar free candy is about as high as regular candy in carbs.
from olive4ever :
I've signed up to receive A Word a Day from wordsmith.org, and each day's e-mail always has a quote attached, many of them added to my collection. Last week they were celebrating their 10th anniversary, on March 14. They also called it "Pi Day (3.14) in the US" and that got me to thinking, would that be a fun marketing ploy for bakeries and pie restaurants? Might not be specifically useful to you, but just in case...
from olive4ever :
Handsome new template. I'm wondering... is this the final product or are you contemplating more? I'm searching for *just* the right font to superimpose some words on the image on mine, the colors sampled from the image itself. (Photoshop is big fun.) Thanks to you, and the tutorial on bravenet, I'm getting better at links, I appreciate it greatly.
from oxfordavid :
Hi Nancy. Yes, I like your new template too. Well done! Love the sound of the beef stroganoff. What's your recipe and do you make it at all spicy with ground black pepper and/or paprika? It's been a real food day today on the net (ask Kim!) and now I'm so hungry.
from wench77 :
Wow the template changed! hehe, you took the tempting chocolate away from most of the entry so I'm less hungry now... though the color sort of looks like vanilla pudding. mmmm. Boy that first quiz is written by someone with a little spelling difficulty! And I laughed at the scroll in your pocket one! You need a girlfriend! Whatever did you answer?? I think I will go now and do the animal eyes quiz. Looks fun. tah!
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your nice message. Yup...I am a shrimpie. The 5th and 6th grades tower over me. :(
from poolagirl :
You were a PACU? Is your name Galsat? Want some flowers?
from moodymelinda :
Your new template is really nice! the other one you had took longer to load on my pc.. I have been looking at templates for a while....thought i would change....but i got so used to the one i have...guess i will stick to it..
from sasori-gal :
Me, too! The new template is yummy! Hooray for taking the html challenge and succeeding beautifully!
from poolagirl :
YAY! I love your new template thing! YAY! I love your new template thing! YAY! I love your new template thing!
from bare-my-soul :
LUV YOU NAN!
from dangerspouse :
LOL - good point! I'm guessing a lot of women wouldn't mind seeing toilets shaped in the likeness of Hugh Hefner in the ladies room. THanks for the note! :)
from im2qt2kr :
Ohhh, thank you. I'm glad I could make you LOL. So, think I should give this thing a second try????
from sunnysue :
You do? That's so great! i thought i would get so lost but i did rather well! And the next time you visit your friend, you should make it a point to go to that store. It's great!
from sasori-gal :
How funny, huh~ I like Skittles, you like chocolate. Maybe that's why we make such a great team!
from im2qt2kr :
I was actually more surprised at the Judge for not allowing me to approach the bench. Serves him right having to start over.
from randommuse :
Man, I so want a Shamrock cookie right now!
from raynn :
Shamrock cookies *faints*
from boxx9000 :
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thanks for the *CARE* package. You are sweeter than chocolate! That package really made my day. Thanks again.
from shyshy70 :
I got your message and I think you and sasori, are 100 percent right.I ve been doing alot of thinking really I need time for myself and not be in no kind of relationship.its pressuring me so much.I just cant take it.I am so afraid what will happen.I really appreciate you all for caring,I am so happy I got griends that really care.talk to you later your friend always.Elise
from hissandtell :
Frosted Shamrock cookies? Are they GREEN? Oh, how I would have loved to see a photograph of a plateful of those babies! And, you naughty thing, that "parkinsonia in my paddock" line in your note cracked me up.
from randommuse :
I used to work for the health department and you would definitely be written up if an inspector caught ch going through the deli like that. Bleah!
from moodymelinda :
I am just up,and what I want to do now is to drive by your shop, drop in and buy some bakery ( i dont know why but i am hungry all the time these days), drive home and read my newspaper while eating...
from boxx9000 :
I thought of you today. On my way to work I was behind this car and the license plate frame said: FORGET ABOUT LOVE.....I WANT TO FALL IN CHOCOLATE.
from sunnysue :
Thank you! Yes, things have improved greatly. Unfortunately, His sister had to reschedule but we will be meeting with her tomorrow night. i was at first disappointed. Now that i know she and i can become friends, i was very anxious to get to know her better. But it's nice to have Him to myself tonight. We're on our way out so i must say goodbye. (hugs)
from im2qt2kr :
Yeah...Maybe I should just ask Santa for stock in the Energizer Battery Co....that'd keep be busy for a while. ha! Luv back to you my dear friend.
from poolagirl :
blueduckiepeeps? You are just too sweet for words!
from shyshy70 :
Hello There, Havent got to talk to you for a while.been really busy,hope we can talk more often but least we can write notes to each other from your friend always Elise
from sasori-gal :
Hooray for the Girls' Basketball Team! Celebrate and enjoy!
from dangerspouse :
Congrats on the girls' B-Ball win!! I hope everything else works out for you.... :)
from sunnysue :
Thank you, Nancy. i guess i'm so used to the way things used to be in my life that at the smallest sign of disturbance, i instantly think the worst. He truly is everything to me and i love Him so much! Just seeing Him so unhappy really breaks my heart and if there's anything in the world that i can do to change that, i would do it, no questions asked. Thanks for listening and being a friend.
from adulterous-k :
Got the answer Nancy - I'll put the same content at the old site - 'sawitcoming'.
from sasori-gal :
Love and understanding works wonders. It takes a lot of patience and tolerance to try to provide guidance and security for teens. I think you're doing a fabulous job. You are trying to understand and work with the dude rather than simply spout off attitude. It's not easy being a parent (or a teacher) of a teenager, but the first people to criticize are usually the ones who aren't parents themselves!
from radiogurl :
Sounds like your days are as crazy and demanding as mine - hope you can catch a break before too much longer. I don't pretend to understand the grocery business, but sounds pretty crazy to me!
from sunnysue :
Thank you for the note. i wish i could say you're right, but i have a very bad feeling about all of this. He's not Himself and i'm worried about Him. If He doesn't come around soon, i don't know what i'll do.
from adulterous-k :
Narrower? I'm not sure I know what you meant, Nancy. x
from radiogurl :
As tough as it is now, I hope that your situation improves soon, even if it means you have to become a single parent in fact. I lived it - and I learned that there are a lot worse things than being alone. Hang in there, you have people who believe in you. :)
from onewetleg :
thanks for the comment. it seems to be working. music at work should be for the customers. it's hard to find a good mix that people can shop to and doesn't drive the employees nuts. they listen to the radio all day long at my store. smooth r&b all day, everyday. and the same four commercials on a loop. i can tell you what's going to come on next most times. beyonce songs get stuck in my head and i don't like that. well, it could be worse i guess. :) love,
from randommuse :
The Chocolatier?!?!?! Oh man, post some pictures :)
from starkitten01 :
Good luck on the diet. I've found that a lot of water DOES help SO much....And my problem is that I hate water, lol, so it's quite a challenge!
from hissandtell :
Loved the Nickelodeon quiz - I'm Clarissa Explains it All too! Snap!
from poolagirl :
It's called "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown. It introduces a lot of stuff that the "Da Vinci Code" explored later. Wish I had read Angels first. :-(
from randommuse :
5:05 is late?!?!?! Man, I am so lah-zeeee!
from sunnysue :
You have such a full life. It sounds wonderful. :) Chicken and dumplings sounds absolutely devine! Master enjoys my cooking. Maybe i'll make that for Him this week. Hope you're having a lovely evening.
from boxx9000 :
I'm Big Bird. I hadn't seen this quizilla, is it new?
from im2qt2kr :
Just read your entry, and loved the Sesame Street Test. So now I'm going to go back in and add my test results at the bottom. Big Hug!
from randommuse :
That sounds cool. Yes, please send me an email at jkcase@flash.net Put chaosdaily or photograph in the subject line so I know it's you.
from wench77 :
hey, thanks for the computer suggestion... I tried it with no results. I think maybe I ended downloading or uploading something either from the downloads or from spam... I have tried as of two days ago, to remove myself from mailing lists rather than simply deleting (since my number of spams had mushroomed with the "delete" method)... and now it seems not only my desktop has a problem, but my browsers are quitting suddenly, AND I cannot print anything since my printer port has been hijacked by some nonexistent application. help. hehe
from hcatty :
LOL that's precisely why it's in the top 5 of my "Foods I'd never eat" list!!
from randommuse :
Actually, I can kind of relate to the dude on this one. People will tell me that it looks or sounds like I'm mad and I'll have no idea I'm projecting that unless they point it out. So, yeah, he may just need for you to do that. And man, do I LOVE tacos!!!
from im2qt2kr :
Considering the size of all my "Good" parts, alas, I am limited. But since I want a man who's attracted to my mind, I find sending a copy of my recent brain scan can be quite effective. ha!
from poolagirl :
I am brown - the color of chocolate!
from moodymelinda :
hi! thank you for your nice note over at my place, and thanks for being there!
from golfwidow :
I don't remember "When Things Were Rotten" (the show), but I was only four when it was on. It looks like the kind of show I'd have liked had I been a little older, though, so chances are I did, indirectly, cause it to be canceled. I'm sorry.
from sasori-gal :
I agree with the note below! I'm glad things with the dude resulted in a loving hug. You really a wonderful, caring mom! And I'm so relieved that the burglar suspects have been apprehended! Go get 'em!
from randommuse :
You know, you're a great mom! Really...I love how you sit with your kids instead of just assuming the worst and screaming at them.
from im2evil4u :
No, sorry I didn't state it clearly but I found the photo in a book at work. I work in a library (shhhh, don't tell anyone it is a secret). People frequently use photos as bookmarks for some reason. According to the writing on the side it was taken in 1934.
from poolagirl :
Oh, yes. I was refused service several times because I was presenting as a "filthy hippie." Sometimes people are just so.....so....lovely!
from sunnysue :
Oh, i bought so many beautiful items! Expensive perfumes, clothes, jewels - the most beautiful silk scarf! Master told me to buy whatever i wanted so i did! But my favorite thing of all that i purchased? It was from Tiffany's. A beautiful crystal bear figurine with blue sapphire eyes! It is breathtaking! i am part Cherokee and the bear is my animal totem. When i saw this, i knew it was meant to be mine. To surprise Him, i looked long and hard for the perfect gift for Master. i found a beautiful pocket watch that reminded me of the one His grandfather had left Him when he died. Master was heartbroken when the watch was stolen last year while He was on a business trip. i also found the most exquisite cufflinks! Master was very pleased with my purchases and was touched that i had thought of Him. (Yes, i realize that i used His money, but that matters little to Him. i was able to make Him happy as He has made me happy and that's good enough for me. i do love Him so!)
from randommuse :
Glad someone was arrested for the burglary! And, yes the dude sounds like the typical teenager...do just enough to get by and not up to his potential. Gee, I was NEVER like that...hahahahahaha!!!!
from shyshy70 :
Hey, how you been doing fine I hope thanks for telling about me to your friend I like to meet new people guess what it was 75 degrees today.but tommorrow its going to be severe storms.I havent been on the computer for a couple days hope to hear from you soon.I went to the capital of frankfort Tuesday to a tax meeting.I have been so busy lately.close for now your friend always Elise!!!!!
from theprocess :
hotel rooms, dining out and CHOCOLATE! yum. sounds like fun, and i'm glad you're having it!
from randommuse :
Okay, after reading your entry about the show, I'm literally drooling here in Okie-land. Sounds like you're having a good time and I'm glad you got a bit of a break from everything.
from wench77 :
hey there! You don't know Watership Down?? you should read it (since you ARE it!!)... it is a brilliant story of groups of rabbits, with all the social intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, war, that you could ever imagine. It has been made into an animated movie as well. Biting social commentary, touching as well. tah!
from im2qt2kr :
I'm sorry my sweet friend that it made you cry. I felt I needed to say something about Mom today, but was at a loss for words. I didn't want to be depressing, but.... A tribute was all I could think of. Hugs!
from sunnysue :
You work far too hard! A well-deserved vacation is just what you need. The water in the basement? Living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we don't have basements. But when Hurricane Isabelle came through, there was more than enough water in people's houses! Thankfully, Master's home is on a slight hill and sustained only minor damage. Hope things dry out soon.
from hissandtell :
Ay, jeez, mate, lucky you being Australia, crikey! I took the quiz and discovered I'm Mexico...must be all the cacti and margaritas. Es muy divertido!
from wench77 :
gee I have to visit more regularly... I'm behind! some things... mmm, could you be MY greatauntie! yum yum! Happy Birthday to the Dude! Something from the radio today... they have tested the brains of teenagers vs adults (to see what parts light up when given a task), and apparently teenagers brains have not yet matured in the part that gives us perseverence, so they give up more easily (ie the golf)... they saw that in rats first... that part of the brain isnt grown yet then the rat will just stop trying to get food if it is difficult, vs older rats... same for teenagers... so they are not just being difficult, it is actually physiological! interesting huh! That is a drag about your basement... mine used to always flood... I had to put everything up on blocks in case. Then a year ago I paid out big bucks to have them cut up the floor and put a french drain all around the perimeter, going to an automatic pump. yay! Now it doesnt flood anymore. But it cost bucks and was a big mess of sawed concrete dust. glll. well, that's all, ludvig! cheers!
from athena32 :
someone is complaining about a 4 year old!! honey I think everyday that it gets closer to puberty,it gets harder! just think....you are done when your son is basically 18 I still have 4 more to go and 2 girls to add to that! OMG will I make it??!!! hahahhehhe!
from shyshy70 :
Hey, How are you I am better trying to hang in there.lifes to short to be unhappy all the time.bye for now be back tommorrow!
from sasori-gal :
Aw, how sweet of the kid to surprise you like that! Would she like to come and clean for me too?
from shyshy70 :
Hey Lady, so what have you been up to lately!just thougt I would say Hello so have you been into any menace,(haha) well guess close for now going to bed its about 12:00 am only got 3 hrs of sleep last night.until later Elise
from sunnflower :
tee martwonis would be good. Thanks for the suggestion. I love your ideal evening - Hersheys chocolates and just lounging around is perfect.
from raynn :
MustBeOriginal is my Pogo handle.
from absinthesigh :
Have you tried the new White Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups yet????? OMG ... H E A V E N!!!! with love, ophelia
from absinthesigh :
My gosh what a day you had! I'm tired just *reading* about it!! I am sending you a virtual back and foot rub!! Big hugs sweetie for working so hard, I admire you so much! with love, ophelia
from oxfordavid :
Hey, Nancy, thanks for the note and you're absolutely right. There are at least five vets in Oxford monitoring the welfare of the critters.
from saladwhore :
Nope, not catholic. The only time I've ever been IN a catholic church was for some wedding, and it was a riot! I got the giggles when they had the bride kneel and take some sort of oath not to use birth control or something. I knew she was on the pill, had been for over a year, and had no desire to go off it. But they went through this whole virginal about-to-have-many-babies-for-god thing anyway. Ugh, ick. Really stupid, if you ask me.
from hissandtell :
And I need to know: would it sound vaguely arousing and just a teensy bit smutty if a man whispered during a bit of romance, "I was pulling my bakery rack out of the cooler"? Or is it just me?
from hissandtell :
No wonder you're achy, you poor thing. After just reading today's entry I was too exhausted to walk to the washhouse to put on a load of washing! You really are amazing.
from im2qt2kr :
I'm reading you diary and all I could keep thinkings was "Churches" and "fish and loaves of bread". LOL
from randommuse :
Damn, I want to come eat at your house!
from wench77 :
my god, golf balls inside! eep!! and that ch employee sounds completely up the river without a paddle. Fears of money troubles on every front. Hmm. Glad the Dude's been civil lately. And what's with the marriage where it is best the man is there only while everyone's asleep? oh dear. well, I'm back as you saw, and stuck again wasting all my time on diaryland!
from sunnysue :
Trust is a very fragile thing. So hard to earn and so easy to destroy.
from shyshy70 :
Hello, just thought I would write and tell you I got your notes and wanted to see how you been doing.hugs back {friends always} sincerely Elise
from moodymelinda :
thanks nancy for making me want to write some more......and thanks for the email and notes......its nice to have you inside my pc really.......
from pattypat :
Thanks so much for thinking of me! I am saying a prayer for you, the dude, the kid, and the man. You should be proud of yourself for working so hard to confront the family issues with Roger. I hope your family knows how lucky they are!
from hissandtell :
Sorry to hear your Violet Crumble didn't turn out. It really is a tasty treat. Golden Syrup is just light cane syrup, or pale molasses, used a great deal in Australian recipes (no doubt to boost our ailing sugar industry). What did you use instead? Maple syrup? Corn syrup?
from randommuse :
Yeah, I'm pretty sure ch's mental problems go well beyond your store :P

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