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from batten :
Hi Nixtress! *waving* Not around on d-land much myself but I'm still around! So glad you're doing well! -Jenn aka Batten
from theflyingrat :
Great to read something from you - even if I am MONTHS late in seeing it! I hope the boys are all still doing well (and you too). I felt (feel!) the same way about driving. I like the idea of having my license, and I am glad that I have it, but I really do not enjoy driving unless it is late at night and I am all alone (in the car and on the road). :) I do not really blog anymore - too much DRAMA - but I miss people! You should look me up on facebook, if you ever feel like it. jerikeai @ gmail . com
from nmnohr :
Hello blast from the past! Thought I'd stop in and see what's going on. Can I read again? Email me at nicole dot nohr @ att dot net. Hope all is well with you!!
from batten :
Lost the login and password switching laptops..email me at jenn_hines@yahoo.com? Please? wanna know you're okay... Big hug and much supportive love...
from swimmmer72 :
Good to hear from you!! You have all 6 now!!?? Meaning the nieces - it sounds like you are giving them a home now too! That was a pretty comprehensive entry and I'm glad to hear you are also planning ahead in terms of developing your own interests! Keep plugging away - you're doing a damn fine job!! :)
from nmnohr :
Do you still ever check this thing? I don't ever update mine anymore, but would love to get back in touch with you! Email me nicole.nohr@att.net :) Hope all is well with you!
from swimmmer72 :
Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is a nice one!! XO :)
from batten :
Nix, finally have internetz. Email me login and PW plz? jenn_hinesATyahoodotcom. Miss you, Hope all is well. Big hug. -me
from swimmmer72 :
Nix, thanks for the update! It's good to hear that most things are well and moving along as they should be. Boys and pets seem good; I hope you're happy! Take care of yourself!! :)
from batten :
Need login and PW... please? jenn_hinesATyahoo.com
from batten :
Oh honey. Listen, you dont' have to worry about whining here. This is supposed to be a safe place for you. We do honestly care and are more than willing to read, listen and help if you'll let us. You've been carryign a huge burden for longer than any or at least most of us. YOu deserve the world and I bet most of us are just sorry we can't help you get it... Big comforting hug, many strengthening prayers your way and much love. -J
from swimmmer72 :
You aren't whining, just providing an update. Like you say, the good with the bad, and I have to agree, the bad is pretty bad and if venting here helps, by all means, go ahead and vent. Your family problems are ongoing and you know what they say about family. The boyfriend? You deserve better, just like you've always hoped for and I feel bad you aren't getting the man you deserve. Add in unemployment, and yes, you have a right to vent. Nix, I hope your luck changes. You deserve some more good in your life.
from swimmmer72 :
Happy Birthday! :)
from singledadguy :
Hey! :) Thanks for the posi-vibes :D I havent quite figured out exactly whats next yet, however.... I am working on something. I talked to a couple people, and I think it could be worked out. I think the younger one may benefit, as much as I am loathe to have her a part of anything... I think my younger boy needs it. More than I knew or thought, so... I'll let you know what happens next.
from lobo21 :
Hi. Thanks for the note. I don't mind at all, you are most welcome to stop in any time. :) Maybe I could stop in and poke about in your blog sometime too if you'd like to leave me the key. Bye for now.
from batten :
Hi honey, I know what you mean. Whenever I think about unlocking I get all freaked out. But I really hope you don't make the decision to leave or stop writing. Because it would suck to lose you... Big hug. And I'm a friend you can talk to anytime, y'know...
from swimmmer72 :
Yeah, I agree with you on the whole Valentine's Day thing. Very overdone and it probably does as much bad as good. I've gotten over it all, for the most part. Not that I don't thing it will ever happen again, but I've delegated it to fate and don't think about it much anymore. If it happens, fine. If it doesn't, that's ok too. Pursuing it wasn't working and I never liked the whole idea of waiting for something to happen and getting depressed when it didn't. I keep myself busy and happy, and V-Day ends up being just another day. :)
from singledadguy :
Its very difficult to "live with honor" when your self esteem is low. People who are at the bottom, and living there, tend to not care about the rules for normal social interactions, for the reason that "Things are already bad, they cant get worse, why bother following the rules. " For your brother to change in a more positive direction, he would need to start having a better self image. A better self image leads to a desire to live a better life. :) Its ... difficult to watch the changes in your sons, isnt it? Proud-making, yet hard all at the same time, and some times you wish it was a dream and you would wake to see their small toddler form watching TV infront of you... :) Yah. ok maybe not everyone does that :). Thanks for the hand with Graeme Revell a bot ago :D I wish I had found it sooner... its in the play list on my page. Hope things are decent for you... - sdg
from swimmmer72 :
Yep, if I make it to Cuyahoga, you can count on lunch. You're only about 50 miles down the road, i.e., a hop, skip, and a jump away. I'll be keeping that in mind! :)
from singledadguy :
Heeeelllloooooooo!! :D So... thats for the comment about my boys. They are definitely a pair. And I am totally right with you on the "when did they grow up" thing. =\ NOT ALLOWED!!!! :D
from boxx9000 :
hellOoOoooOoo? I'd like to read you. You do have me listed as one of your faves. Yes? No?
from boxx9000 :
thanks for adding me, can I have your password? My email is Mzbee2008@yahoo.com. I see we have some buddies in common.
from batten :
Big hug to you, honey. -J
from theflyingrat :
You are more than deserving of love and affection! It sounds like your mom is selfish... she takes you for granted BECAUSE you are always there for her, it's sad. On the other hand your brother needs your mom in a way that you don't and that is the kind of situation she knows how to relate/respond to. You are much too functional for her to understand. *hugs* (And I hope that came across the right way - I mean only GOOD things.)
from swimmmer72 :
There is nothing wrong with you. There is a lot wrong with your family, and you have the right to "quit" them. It is a heartbreaking situation, but at some point, you have to re-draw the boundaries and redefine how things are going to be. You've earned the right to say so. Good luck, my friend.
from batten :
Oh honey... No. That's not it at all. You're just looking to the wrong people to prop you up... You're a wonderful deserving person. And if you need a shoulder, I'm here. Sending you a big hug. -J
from sixweasels :
Just hugs, because I don't what to say to make it better.
from swimmmer72 :
Glad to have you back! I understand the frustration! :)
from swimmmer72 :
I think I still have your addy; postcard from the peninsula will be on the way soon! :)
from singledadguy :
Hey... sooo you sounded down, wanted to make sure you were ok. :) email me!
from swimmmer72 :
re: job. I've learned that there is more to a job than what it pays. If it makes you happy, that's a definite plus. It still has to pay the bills, though. Sounds like the fourth was good and the immediate family is doing well. Your boys are treasures, for sure. I hope good things come your way! :)
from fireflyez76 :
I know there is little I can do so far away, but my prayers are not only with your brother, but also with you. What a burden you have to bear... its not easy to always be the rock, the one who holds the family together. But given my choice that is the role I would want to (and do in my own family) play and be that kind of a role model to my children. I am here for you if you ever need something. Much love to you Nix *HUGS*
from batten :
Oh honey... is there anything I can do to help? Console yourself that you survived your family to a major extent. But thank God for you. You saved his life. One day he'll be grateful. It's okay to be angry and unhappy about this. email me. I'm here if you need a friendly ear or shoulder. Sending you all kinds of big hugs, good thoughts and prayers. -J
from sixweasels :
I am so sorry. Thank God for you making the call. I'm keeping you and your little brother in my thoughts.
from swimmmer72 :
That's an awful lot to deal with. Thank God you had the guts to make that call. I hope your brother appreciates your caring and your efforts.
from theflyingrat :
Oh my god, I'm glad you called someone and he's doing okay (relatively speaking) - that's horrible that your mother wouldn't step up and do it! I wish I could say something of comfort but I know that there aren't any words. *hugs*
from fluidlife :
I'm getting caught up. I just read your letter to Brandon and it made me a little weepy. How sweet! My baby is still a few years away from that, but I'm always looking to the future, as I build our relationship now. I hope he will share with me when he falls in love for the first time.
from singledadguy :
yah... so its not the pc itself. Is it a gateway monitor? Even if it isnt, the monitor is the issue. :) Itll go in and out, but it will die. Luckily, its not the pc itself though. :) New monitor vs. new pc... way better in the cost portion of things. :D
from swimmmer72 :
When it lets you, start saving as much as you can on cd's. NOW. I don't practice what I preach, but I'm better than I used to be since I lost everything with my previous computer. I have maybe a 6 month backlog, mostly pictures, and I hope my 4 year old computer hangs in there another year. :)
from theflyingrat :
That is so sweet! I hope my children are as open with me about things like that when they get older.
from swimmmer72 :
That would be "Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild", from Mansfield, Ohio. Most (6) of the ribbers are from Ohio so I can only figure that Ohioans really like their BBQ! :)
from sixweasels :
That's a beautiful letter - one I hope you'll let him see years and years from now!
from swimmmer72 :
I used to do damage control with my swimmers and lifeguards on that one. I can't imagine what it's like as a mom. :)
from swimmmer72 :
Good! I'm glad you had a good time! Keith Urban was better than Chesney, huh? That doesn't surprise me. He (Chesney) sort of dissed his fans at the CMA's, so maybe he's just getting too big for his 10 gallon hat! Er: houseguest. Still here, after 10 days. Not a problem, not yet. :)
from batten :
Mary took px. Which is good since I don't even have a cameraphone. There was some strange new lifeform evolving in the fridge before we nuked it. It was revolting.
from theflyingrat :
I haven't even heard of most of those people haha. The rock I live under is pretty large, in my defense! I hope you have a good time and I'm glad you had a nice end to your day! ♥
from swimmmer72 :
Good for you!! I'm not a huge country fan either, but there is a lot of country music I like. I've seen Keith Urban before - very warm and personable in concert! Enjoy! :)
from swimmmer72 :
I'm glad you keep this outlet. :)
from swimmmer72 :
Thanks for the comment. Just family shit, but of a variety that was a bit unexpected with the amount of vitriol involved. I seem to remember that this is something you would be familiar with, too, so I guess you understand.
from singledadguy :
HEY! Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to start updating... had a great entry... but nonthing works for me at the moment, and D-land, in their usual style, isnt answering at all. :S By the way.. i updated my pc recently and lsot your password... can you send it to me again? its single_dad_guy@hotmail.com
from theflyingrat :
I have a lot of nights like that, I can sympathize!
from sirscruffy :
Oo, sorry >< It's meant to just be a blog between my friend and me. Thanks for showing interest in reading though :]
from swimmmer72 :
Thanks for the compliment! At this stage, just contemplating... :)
from swimmmer72 :
Your PTO presidency is starting to remind me of my swim coach days. Impossible to make everyone happy with a certain segment seemingly with nothing better to do than make trouble. Of course, they had no interest in the job as they are strictly sideline experts. Good luck!
from swimmmer72 :
Yep, no template. I went in to tweak it a bit - a spring header to replace the winter one, and the whole thing disappears. Haven't been able to re-install anything, not my current template, old template, or dland template, so now I'm waiting on Andrew. Hope it doesn't take long! :)
from batten :
Need your email addy again... Big hug. -J
from theflyingrat :
Happy birthday to you! ♥
from swimmmer72 :
And, just so you know, I DID remember since your birthday is the same as my mom's. I personally have fond memories of my mid-30's. Great combination of youth and experience! I hope you have a great day! ;)
from swimmmer72 :
Happy Birthday, Nikki!!!!
from batten :
Happy birthday honey! Trust me, it gets better. I love being my age. Which is a whole 8 years older I might add... Have a wonderful day, you have so much to be proud of... Big hug and much love. -J
from theflyingrat :
Happy Valentine's Day to you too! ♥
from swimmmer72 :
Nik, you're a real good mom. :)
from boann7 :
may i have the password
from kraven :
Psst... where'd you hid the key?
from singledadguy :
Yah... awesome and missed! :D
from singledadguy :
Hey :) Thanks for the note, and the visit! I would love to be able to read you. Can I get in? I was tempted to leave you a note with "In my best scary-guy poltergeist voice Let Me In!" but... I wasnt sure it would be as funny as a rambler like this one :D :P. Seriously, there are many I read that lisit you as a fav, and I would like to see what I am missing. Please. Ill fix your computer for you. :D
from smedindy :
Hugs to you!
from swimmmer72 :
there's nothing harder than that first step toward a leap of faith. you do what you can when you are able. like the seasons, we are always moving toward what happens next. when the time is right, you will know. :)
from widower :
It's cold here too. But at least you guys have snow. We haven't had any of the white stuff for about a month.
from swimmmer72 :
thanks for sharing pics of your world! very descriptive, i like that you have deer in your backyard! :)
from swimmmer72 :
it's just a theory but i think the gods throw a spasm into the universe from time to time. whether it's for sport or an internal hiccup or for some higher purpose, i'm not privy to whatever motivations they may have. blustery. i think i understand the feeling. when it happens to me, i try to get my arse through it as quickly as possible by either becoming an ostrich or challenging it head-on, depending on all the other intangibles. anyway, i hope blustery passes and nice fitting, comfortable moments return. :)
from swimmmer72 :
i'm ALWAYS ready for the new year, not because the old year sucked, just that i'm anxious to build from the things that went right and the promises the future holds. the "gift to yourself?" that's an excellent way to look at it, and you are right. it will pay off for you somewhere down the road. hopefully sooner rather than later, right? well, here's to a GREAT new year!! :)
from swimmmer72 :
there is so much that you have alluded to without complaining about, i sympathize with the shortcomings of some of the people in your life. you have a lot of strength to be able to deal with this in as positive manner as you have, AND HOPEFULLY, without incurring any added stress! you go, girl! all this, and you let nothing get the best of you! you are truly going into the new year with the right frame of mind. :)
from thunderstorm :
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Jolly New Year, and all other socially accepted forms of holiday cheer. :-)
from swimmmer72 :
Merry Christmas to you, too!! Have a blessed and safe and fun-filled holiday with your boys, family and friends! Too bad about the snow, but i'm sure it's on it's way! :)
from nmnohr :
Merry Christmas!
from swimmmer72 :
re: carob recipes. sorry, i know of no such animal. HOWEVER, if i ever have time to look in my kitchen books, and yes, i have a bunch, i'll see what i can find. don't hold your breath if you need it for x-mas! :)
from batten :
Happy journal-versary 2 days early! I'm glad you started writing. Even happier that I found you here. Have a wonderful Christmas, darlin' woman, all the best to you and your boys. Big hug. -J
from swimmmer72 :
i've just passed the four year mark, too, and i agree with you completely. my friend liz told me about d-land and it was a perfect fit for me from the beginning. i've never had a paper journal or anything like that, but d-land gave me a forum to rant and rave, joke around, be goofy, idiotic, political or just plain reminisce about days gone by. two stories, a fair amount of entries i'm actually just happy to have written, and a place to show off my pictures; what more could i ask for? thanks so much for your continued positive comments. they really make my day! :)
from swimmmer72 :
i really like the picture at the top of the page and the pic of your sons and cousin's daughter is a very nice one, too. i've been really enjoying READING your diary, now, with pictures, it couldn't be better! :)
from swimmmer72 :
YAY!!!! Pictures!!! Finally, we get a look at Nik's world!! Now, that's GOOD news! :)
from science-boy :
Yeah. I am doing ok. Thanks for asking! There are a lot of new things going on, though. Very busy!! How are you?
from swimmmer72 :
as always, all things must pass. unfortunately, that does include these 60 temps we are also having a few hundred miles to the northeast. snow will be here soon enough. :)
from swimmmer72 :
there is something about being a parent that emotionally complicates the hell out of everything. i give you a lot of credit-you seem to be doing a good job balancing some difficult situations. as far as the cd, thank you for your very generous description. i just put some music together-you described what i had done perfectly in a way that i could have never done, and it makes me even more happy to be able to share it with you. i hope the rest of 2006 isn't as stressful for you.
from smedindy :
Hey there! Hang in there!
from batten :
I'm so sorry. Some things just aren't acceptable and that is one of them. Big hug to you and yours. Hang in there. -J
from swimmmer72 :
i'm very sorry for your loss. like you said, it's one of life's injustices that a good person should die and leave behind so many grieving. i don't have any answers either.
from swimmmer72 :
welcome to my world. i'm in the bad-boy business (not that your boys are bad, but there are relevant lessons) and from my experience, the consequence has to fit the crime, so letting them go to the fundraiser thing was right. as far as TV, that is also a natural consequence, BUT, only if it has some meaning to them. as in, yes, they will be motivated to get TV back. for your average pre-teenage boy, that usually works. if it doesn't, you'll have to up the ante. good luck! :o
from swimmmer72 :
great sentiments! have fun with your reunion! :)
from swimmmer72 :
i work on not over-extending myself all the time, usually unsuccessfully. it seems i'm always running short of the time i need to do something, which always leaves me scrambling to get my act in gear so i can get to work on time. pressure pressure pressure. yeah, i'll make the same promise to myself for 2007, probably with the same result. "sigh". :)
from widower :
Based on my own expereince, I had crushes on girls long before I'd admit it to anyone. I think my first real crush was in 6th grade(That would make me 11 or 12?). However, I don't think I felt comfortable admiting that I had crushes to anyone until I was much older.
from fireflyez76 :
I have an 11 yr old boy who is definately into girls and I even have them calling the house! This mainly started last year, and it's like a 4th/5th grade thing around here. My daughter is 9 and she started in on it at 8. Now boys are calling. I can handle girls calling, but now boys after my little girl?! Heaven help me! Good luck to ya *hugs*
from swimmmer72 :
re: crushes. it's earlier than it seems, although there's LOTS of factors at work. from what i've seen at various places, by late elementary school (5th/6th grade), definitely by middle school, with various degrees of awkwardness involved. i'm not sure which is worse, boys or girls, once the hormones kick in, but either way, you have your work cut out for you. and you thought time management was a problem NOW. HAH!! good luck! :)
from swimmmer72 :
re: sleep. i definitely can relate to that! i work mostly evenings (by choice), and when i get home, i usually up for several hours puttering. it's quiet and there is little temptation to go out and play, which is my favored waste of time. as a result, i'm always up way to late and i still insist on getting up way too early, which leaves me about 1-2 hours shy of the desired amount of bed time. "sigh" in my heart, i know the 28 hour day would fix that... :)
from swimmmer72 :
re: weekend. i work a 24/7 job, so sorry to say, the concept of "the weekend" is somewhat lost on me. i can get them off if i ask for them (sometimes), but otherwise, they are just another day. hrmp... :) so, how is your's going?
from swimmmer72 :
re: x-mas stress. i'm with you on that. i was really getting to the point where i hated this time of year until i decided to do it on my terms and in my own way. it's still a pain in the ass at times, but only when i leave the apartment. haha. anyway, i think you have the right approach. what's the point of a holiday if it's going to be something you dread? :)
from nmnohr :
This was a beautiful entry.....hang on to this, and show your boys someday!
from swimmmer72 :
sure, that would work as a last resort, but i think we can do better than that. give me a couple weeks and i think i can get you the real deal! :) thanks for the interest! BTW, did you hear 9 crimes on grey's anatomy last week? stunning, absolutely stunning. :)
from swimmmer72 :
re:mix. no promises, but maybe we can send one your direction. i'll let you know. :)
from batten :
sheesh. Turn me into a water-pot on a regular basis, why don't you? I envy you. You're incredibly lucky to have them and they are even luckier to have you. Big hug. -J
from swimmmer72 :
the key has arrived! thanks for letting me in-i read some and will be back for more! :)
from thunderdave :
Yes, thank you (for the password). And I had a great Thanksgiving, mom came out from Colorado and we went to one of my coworkers' homes, where I got drunk and took on her brothers and nephew at N64 and wiped the floor with them.
from swimmmer72 :
thanks for adding me as a fav! now, could i have a key to get into lockdown, please? :)
from nmnohr :
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!!!
from smedindy :
Hey. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving, and I also hope you can quench your...thirst...for a little somethin' somethin'! Hugs!
from theflyingrat :
Happy Thanksgiving! I'd be irritated about the veggie thing, too. There should be a required 48 hour notice if you're going to change plans on someone! ♥
from widower :
Hope you have a fun-filled Thanksgiving!
from widower :
Gald the baby came healthy and well. I can't believe the close schools on election day! We vote at an elementry school too but schools remain open out here.
from nmnohr :
never mind, I fixed it!!!!!
from nmnohr :
Yey babies~!!!!!
from nmnohr :
Good luck with the resume - that is always such a huge pain in the ass. Stay warm!!! It's' freezing here too, but it's supposed to warm up next week I think!
from nmnohr :
You truly are an amazing mom. I hope you know that. You always have so much on your plate.
from nmnohr :
That story about the dog, just makes me want to cry. You are so sweet to take such good care of him. you were his soft place to rest for a little while!
from nmnohr :
So much to comment on! The kids look so adorable (as usual!) I love their costumes, and your jack o lanterns kick ass! I definitely have to get pics of the kids before we go trick or treating (we trick or treat on Halloween night here) - and that article? Loved it.
from smedindy :
Let me have the keys to the kingdom, as it were! Thanks!
from theflyingrat :
Nice pictures. The costumes look great. What setting on your camera did you use to take the photo of the jack-o-lanterns?
from nmnohr :
Definitely need to post pics!!!!! Mason is going to be a bottle of mustard - and Morgan is going to be a midnight fairy :o) We trick or treat on Tuesday. Can't believe it's Halloween time already.
from nmnohr :
I hope you feel better soon! Damn Germs!!!!!
from nmnohr :
You know what? I think I'm almost at 4 years too! I should go back and read from the beginning.........that would be fun!
from nicim :
I continue my journey at http://cunhell.diaryland.com Kisses.. N
from nmnohr :
This weather is ridiculous isn't it? Oh my gosh!!!!!!
from johnniev :
3M Window Film, It'll stop those curtains in their tracks.
from nmnohr :
I'm so sorry for the loss your family is facing. Great entry. Suicide is selfish. People do not think about those they leave behind. Something I didn't even consider when I made my own attempt when I was 17. But have since seen the affects of suicide on friends and family. It's crushing. It's life altering for the ones that are left to pick up the pieces, and I could never do that to the people that I love. But unfortunately, most people aren't thinking clearly when they are in that state of mind and are feeling so desparate that there is no other way out. Your statement was perfect. It's a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If people would only realize that time can and most likely will heal the wounds.
from batten :
I'm so sorry. Suicide never makes sense in retrospect. Unfortunately many never want to wait until time gives some sort of persepctive. I'm glad you've survived and I think you're one of the bravest women I know. Big hug to you, babe. -J
from lerin :
I'm so sorry, but I did forget your pw and when my computer died, I didn't have it written anywhere. Can you email it to me at lerin@houston.rr.com? Thanks. I can't believe that story about your sister... I can't believe that no one wil give you any information. You are a grown woman, and don't need protection from your aunts! You do have a right to know.
from nmnohr :
I love Grey's Anatomy! I thought it was great last night!!!!!!!!
from batten :
Knew you would...bounce back, I mean.. but is she threatens you, slap her with a restraining order. Make a scene. You're not the bad guy here. Big hug. Hang in there. -J
from nmnohr :
Why why why was this woman on your porch? I'm sorry. 8 months seems like a long time, but when it comes to healing your heart, I suppose it's really not. Hugs to you!!!!! I think Mason can join Tiger cubs...or whatever the littlest ones are called.....next year in first grade. So I have one more year :o)
from nmnohr :
Oh my! I would have had to laugh too.......darn kids!!!!!
from nmnohr :
It's so scary to watch people we love struggle with things. I'll keep your gramps in my thoughts and prayers. he's so lucky to have you! I have absolutely no idea what to do for my kids and halloween. My sister has a camper north of here, and they do this big halloween party every year at their campground, and it's THIS weekend - (yeah they do it super early) and she wants us to come, but my kids have no costumes! Eeek! Oh - and I love all kinds of music - I can't wait to hear your CD!
from nmnohr :
It's this weather.........It's gloomy and depressing isn't it? You are such a generous person to give Ave a ride - that's a lot to do, and you are a wonderful person!
from myownjourney :
It's the flicking of the brush with your thumb. That's how it ends up all over the walls and mirror...we used to have toothbrush fights where we'd flick our wet brushes at each other....that's just a guess though, from one used to be boy. :-)
from invisibledon :
Thanks for the note and for doing the survey - yeah it was inside the diarist studio, love that show on bravo, well only when it's an actor whose work I like if it's someone I don't much care for I don't watch. Anyway thanks for playing around on my page.
from lerin :
I sent my password to you at 9:00 this evening. Let me know if you didn't recieve it!
from myownjourney :
Thanks. I would but I don't know your email. :-) But mine is rick_dairy@yahoo.com .
from nmnohr :
I just want to get motivated to write again!! I tried blogspot once, but I couldn't figure it out - or maybe just didn't have the motivation to figure it out!
from myownjourney :
I lost your password and was wondering it would be possible to get it again? Pretty please. :-)
from theflyingrat :
When I was little, I remember seeing deer out back of our house. I know I loved it but it bothered the adults because the deer ate out of the garden. :) We also saw a bear out there once! ♥
from nmnohr :
I wonder if your mother realizes how absolutely fortunate she is to have such a wonderful, supportive, open-minded, and understanding daughter. You are truly amazing.
from kitchenlogic :
My god nixtress, that's just so sad! I'm sorry for what your poor mother had to go through and hope that you can develop a new mother/daughter relationship with her now. By the way, if you e-mail me: kathy@kitschinart.com your password, I'll be able to read you while downstairs. Sorry it took me so long to reply to your note. I'm slow like that!
from theflyingrat :
What your mother went through is horrible, I hope that she gets some sort of closure out of this too. I can't even imagine. ♥
from nmnohr :
I think you should move to WI and come hang out with me! hang in there.......we all get in these ruts. You're awesome.
from nmnohr :
Happy Bday Ry!!!
from nmnohr :
I have goosebumps. That was a great entry. I'm so glad he had such a wonderful camp experience!
from nmnohr :
Can't wait to hear how camp was! I bet you couldn't wait to get your hands on him :o)
from golfwidow :
Congrats to Trevor!!!
from theflyingrat :
Happy Friday! :)
from nmnohr :
Morgan started softball this year too, so I guess I'm a soccer mom AND a baseball mom :o) I'm so glad your boys are doing so well....Major Leagues here they come :o)
from nmnohr :
Being a mother of a son.....I know I would be extremely proud of him if he chose to defend out country, but at the same time terrified. I'm not sure I could handle it!
from coffeegrind :
You need to kill the old bat next door with kindness. Next time you see her outside, smile and wave and ask her how she's doing. Bring her some banana bread and say "Aren't boys noisy? The think I like about the noise is that it lets me know where they are and what they're up to, don't you agree?" Yikes! My 16 year old plays basketball in our driveway hour after hour after hour. I apologize to the neighbor on occasion and I think she appreciates my apology. Lets her know that she's not alone in the suffering I guess. Sure wish I could send the neighbors across the street your way. Let the old bat know how lucky she is!
from nmnohr :
I'm so happy for Taylor. I love him!
from nmnohr :
I think I'm going to have to check out that CD............I'm glad you like it :o)
from theflyingrat :
I like that photo of your cats. So funny how they're all sitting and looking at the same thing so intently. My cat (now she's my mom's cat really) hides under the bed during thunderstorms. :)
from thunderdave :
Hey, I'm back from time to time now. Can I get one o' them keys?
from nmnohr :
I would have been sad to see any of the 3 go on Idol really. I actually adore Kat.....and I love Taylor, and Elliott grew on me this season. He wasn't my favorite at first, but he's so humble, and sweet, and his voice is wonderful. I can't believe how close the votes were.
from nmnohr :
Being a parent truly is the hardest job on earth isn't it? We've been stuck in the middle of rain too..........I'm sick of it.
from theflyingrat :
"Denny" (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is also on this show called Supernatural. I'm not sure what station it's on or if it's going to be on next season (or even if it's any good) but I looked the guy up and it says he's on it. So there you go. :)
from nmnohr :
Could your kids be any cuter?!! Happy bday to your boy :o) Double digits how exciting!
from nmnohr :
Morgan will be 10 next month, and there is something about that number that is just too crazy to comprehend. How can I have a 10 year old? It couldn't have possibly been 10 years already! Terrifying!
from violet-leigh :
Can I have your key too?
from violet-leigh :
Thanks for your nice note! I've gone public, and didn't want to open that to the world...hope you still enjoy :) http://spaces.msn.com/FeistyGoddess/
from nmnohr :
When you figure out how to be in two places at once? Will you please let me know?! The joys of being a mom!
from batten :
I don't think your Grams is in the dark, babe. Not someone who loved as much or as well as she did... But if it helps you feel less sad and alone, buy her the light. Send me an email and I'll even contribute. I wish I could do more to help than send these stupid feeble words of encouragement. Hang in there. Big hug. -J
from batten :
Try to remember that as often as Trev seems to struggle outside of certain arenas, you're the one place he fits perfectly. You have two amazing kids and they might hit some rough spots but you three are the perfect team. You're one hell of a gal and and even more incredible mom. And I am always in awe of you. Big hug to you, woman. Thanks for that entry and sharing your wonderful kid with us. It made me all happy-teary. Love, -J
from johnniev :
FYI: Neats Foot Oil rots leather.
from nmnohr :
Your camping trip sounds amazing!! I'm jealous :o)
from nmnohr :
I think you should send that letter!!!!!!! That was awesome.
from nmnohr :
Wow, talk about a lot to have to deal with. I can't imagine........if you need anything, let me know..........hang in there!
from batten :
Yeah. When my granfather died, I knew it was a blessing really but it still hurts 2 and a half years later. You never really are prepared for that kind of loss. Eva Cassidy is a wonderful choice. Send up a flare if you need a cyber-hand for holding, okay? Big hug to you. -me
from batten :
I'm sending you a ton of hugs. Hang in there. -me
from batten :
Babe, I'm so sorry about your Grams. Big hug to you. -J
from johnniev :
She gave good advice. I'm never leaving the house without lipstick on again!
from johnniev :
Sorry to hear about your Grams. She's smiling.
from nmnohr :
I'm so very sorry. I have been a horrible dland friend. So first, I'm sorry about your grams. My heart goes out to you and your family. Second, Happy belated birthday (my birthday buddy, exactly a week apart from each other!)
from lerin :
I hope you enjoy your day, even though.
from golfwidow :
I'm so very sorry. .:hug:.
from lerin :
I totally agree about the standardized testing... I do think there must be a better way. It's just unrealistic to expect to get a good picture of what these young children know by expecting them to sit all day and fill in bubbles with no.2 pencils.
from lerin :
I am a March birthday too. I am so sorry that you've been burned so badly by this man who was supposed to love you. But I am glad you are working through it, one layer at a time. You are an amazing and strong woman.
from nicim :
our birthdays are only 1 day apart - i'm the 14th. It's hard being a fishy swimming in wildly different directions than the ones we love, or want to love, or hope to love. hang in there, it gets better. i promise. XXOO N
from nmnohr :
Don't ever apologize for writing what you feel. This is your space to get out what you need to. This is your place to vent. Hang in there..............HUGS!!!!
from batten :
Hang in there, woman. It's February. Things always seem bleakest in February... tomorrow will be March and it'll start getting a little better. I promise. Big hug. -J
from lerin :
I hit done before I explained myself... I got caught up with you and just read about your brother. How is that situation going? I think the family counseling would be a good idea... and I'm glad you are going to individual therapy too. You are such a wonderful and warm person...
from lerin :
I'm so sorry for you and your family right now. :(
from nmnohr :
I just had to see if you watched Grey's Anatomy last night.........OH MY GOD!
from nmnohr :
I think everyone longs to be needed, and loved. IT's human nature. And you deserve that. You will find that. All you can do is make sure you are the healthiest and most solid YOU you can be.....the rest will come. It will. If you can work through all of this, get yourself to a place where you are happy with yourself. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you think you've made.......if you can get there, and be happy with yourself, you will attract just the right people that will make you feel loved. That will make you feel needed. Hang in there......you are such a wonderful person.
from nicim :
2/6/06 Welcome to "Do You Believe in Always". I'd love to read you if you care to share. send to nicim@twisterjester.com. We have several buddies in common I see. XXOO N
from golfwidow :
I wish I knew something I could say to you that would be of some comfort. You are a strong soul.
from batten :
Big hug to you. You know how to reach me if you need to. Hang in there. Love -J
from johnniev :
Strength and courage in your time of need.
from passngstranj :
Btw, I just wanted to say I hope it's okay that I linked to you? If it's not I'll remove it, I know you're locked right now but I figured you wouldn't always be ... anyhow let me know if I've been too presumptuous.
from nmnohr :
I've been MIA lately, and came to catch up, and my heart is breaking. I just want to reach out and hug you. I'm sorry you are going through all of this, I'm so sorry. You don't deserve this, but I know you are strong enough to come out the other side. Let me know if you need anything at all.
from batten :
It's okay to have violent fantasies about avenging the wrong done to you. I'm glad you're going to counseling. It's a healthy thing to do and braver than just about anything else you can do. Hang in there. Mourning and anger are a natural part of this kind of fiasco. It sucks but you're one hell of a gal and you'll get through this. I believe in you. Send a flare if you need a shoulder. Big hug, woman. Love, -J
from fluidlife :
Hi... I don't mean to leave anyone out. I had to shutdown rather unexpectedly. I haven't been keeping up as well as I should with my diary or anyone else's. In fact, I don't even have the password to yours. Will you email me the username and password to get into yours and I'll email you mine in return? You can email to fluidlife1@yahoo.com. Thanks for sticking with me.
from golfwidow :
I'm so sorry. I know the feeling of betrayal and shock from finding out someone wasn't the person you thought they were all too well. It's agony, especially when you feel you can't tell anyone about it. I hope it'll stop hurting soon. Hang in there.
from batten :
oh hell... babe, tie a knot and hang on. It does get better after a while. You'll probably always feel a little sick when you think about it but it wasn't your fault. And nothing you did deserved that. If you need a shoulder, email me. I've been there before. Big hug. -J
from nmnohr :
I'm such a survivor junkie, and so are my kids. We've watched every single season. I can't wait for the new one. They are also Idol fanatics. I love watching these shows with them!!
from passngstranj :
Not at all. Welcome to my dysfunction :)
from golfwidow :
Wait till he finds out that winning spelling bees isn't any indicator of future success. (I won three city-wides in my otherwise wildly-misspent youth. Movie producers have so far failed to option my life story.)
from johnniev :
Moms is great. You is one.
from batten :
Lemme tell you how glad I am that one of your items you failed at. The world needs more people like you, not fewer of 'em. BTW... just tagged you back. Big hug. -J
from nmnohr :
You're the best........just thought I'd remind you of that! Loved the 5 random things.
from clarity25 :
Clarity_new@yahoo.com, I mean:)
from clarity25 :
Thank you so much for your kind note and for your New Years greetings. I noticed you're in lockdown now, Maybe we could have a password exchange? You give me yours, I give you mine?:). If so, Just drop me a line at Clarity25.diaryland.com. take care!
from dangerspouse :
Hey babe, just stopping by some of my fave diaries to drunk-wish Happy New Year! So...happy New Year!!
from myownjourney :
To you too, Ms. Nix. :)
from batten :
Happy journal-versary and New Year, woman. Hope that this year you can make the trek south to us here Md-ers... Big hug to you and your guys. Love, -J
from milomilo2 :
Thanks for the password. Three years? Funny how a small hobby to pass time becomes integrated into our lives. I'll be stopping in trying to catch up -- don't think the whole three years though!
from golfwidow2 :
Happy Diaryversary - and a Happy New Year!
from milomilo2 :
Finally, I found your notes section. I just didn't realize you could get to the notes section through someone's profile. Yes, I freely admit: I'm an idiot. Could you send the password.
from nmnohr :
I think it's so funny how we started our diaries right around the same time......I started mine 1/17 I think! Happy 3 year dland anniversary :o) I've loved reading over the last years, and can't wait to keep reading. Happy New Year! I hope you get some relaxation time in!
from golfwidow :
Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas!
from nmnohr :
Merry Christmas!!!!! Could I please have some snickerdoodles??? They are my absolute favorite!!!
from clarity25 :
Thanks for your last note! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, nixtress, and a very happy News Years!
from nmnohr :
Grey's Anatomy is the greatest show ever. Did you like the part at the end when he told his wife he still loved Meredith? Classic.
from johnniev :
Weathered, eh? That's a look I seem to be taking on!
from theflyingrat :
Thank you so much for your kind note in my guestbook about losingdavid. It means a lot to me that other people can understand what I'm going through. ♥
from coffeegrind :
I'd love the key to your diary gig!
from nmnohr :
OH you should have asked me about the braces :o) I forked out nearly $6K for mine this year. Damn orthodontists.
from johnniev :
HOW did you know what I was thinking?!?
from jane-dreams :
Always willing to share with you! :) I emailed you just now.
from nmnohr :
OH my god, I totally miss Ally Mcbeal! I loved that show. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving........you deserve it!
from nmnohr :
Your weekend sounds so nice, and lots of family time. I want to take my kids to a movie this week I think.....they really want to see Yours Mine and Ours, and I think it starts Wed. Have you heard from your cousin anymore since her little meltdown over your diary?
from thomasguy :
hey did you ever get my password? or did I just scare you off :-(
from nmnohr :
We got new tires for our van on the same day :o) We got more snow here last night. Actually have some on the ground. Kids love it, I HATE IT! I just ordered a subscription to People because I love it too!~
from nmnohr :
Wow, what an intense weekend, and what intense emotions you've had to deal with. I can't imagine. I think you are much stronger than your mother, and I think you have instilled that strength in your children. That will make all the difference. Hugs!
from johnniev :
I don't understand. You are so emotionally evolved, yet those that surround you seem like impending train wrecks.
from jane-dreams :
*Knock knock* Can I have your password? :) You can email me at dear_jane_does@hotmail.com
from nmnohr :
I am SO using your idea of walkie taklies. Totally. He loves those, and that just might work. The sleeping thing doesn't worry as much as the fact that he just won't even go play with his toys unless someone is in the room with him. I've been tripping over him because he's constantly following me and right at my side. But the walkie talkies might help him. Even though all he has to do is talk in a normal voice and I can hear him.....our house isn't that huge...but if it gives him a sense of security, that would be awesome!
from nmnohr :
I watched it last night, and cried.........and damn that Dr Mcdreamy!!!!!!! It wasn't what I expected either, which I guess is why I like the show so much!
from nmnohr :
I love Grey's Annatomy too!!!! I tivo'd it last night, and I can't wait to watch it!
from johnniev :
Detentions serve more to punish the parent than the kid. I've burned a lot of miles shuttling sons 1&2 to and from detentions. Too many detentions tend to dilute the meaning of it.
from nmnohr :
I so need to prune back all my stuff. And put the trampoline away......although the kids will scream about that. I'm waiting until the last second for that one I think......my luck it'll snow before I get it down!
from mr-knowitall :
Hey Nix. I'm not totally serious about it. I have to see what kind of $$$ is involved. In short... I'm whining and feeling sorry for myself. I'll get over it. It's been a tough hard 6 months. It's really hard seeing her everyday. In fact, shes sitting 3 feet away from me as I write this. How have you been? We havent talked for a while, and your diary is locked, so I really don't have any idea what's happening in Nixland....?
from nmnohr :
We've been having nearly identical weather. It was beautiful and warm the beginning of the week, and today? 44 degrees when I got to work at 8. Only going to get in the 50's. damn weather!
from nmnohr :
Our weather is exactly the same.........record temps yesterday and today (upper 80's) and then 50's later in the week. I'm heading north to my brother's cabin this weekend, and they are talking about a chance of snow flurries!!!!!!!!!!!
from nmnohr :
Um, ok, I'm sitting here with my mouth wide open in absolute horror at this teacher your poor son has to deal with. WTF, asking him if you drink? If there are problems at home? SOME NERVE!!!!! Sounds like he's trying to create drama. What a bunch of BS> Good Luck.....I hope if anything, that you can atleast get him away from this teacher.
from johnniev :
Re: Teacher Boy - If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see each problem as a nail.
from nmnohr :
That's such a good feeling to get organized.....You've inspired me.......now I need to organize all of the damn hotwheels cars and tracks!
from nmnohr :
I'm sorry things are challenging you. Hope things get easier, and start looking up. Hang in there. happy Friday!
from doc-sarvis :
haha..I'm actually in Florida...had a job, it fizzled, now I'm heading back to Cleveland. Go Browns! Did you see how we beat the Pack? Ready for Indy? Don't tell me you're a Cincy fan...I tried to read your diary...but it was all locked up...I gather from the notes on your page that things are not all entirely well...Hope you and your kids are doing ok...
from nmnohr :
Hope you're having a better day today......
from thomasguy :
ok. hotmail done x
from thomasguy :
I mailed you to your diaryland email. I hope you got it although I may have changed my mind already - if not the password yet ;)
from nmnohr :
Your sons are already so blessed to have you as their mother. The fact that you know exactly what you do and don't want for your kids as far as their family goes, means more than you think. You are determined to give them the love and closeness that you didn't necessarily feel. They will cherish you forever for that, and someday, their kids will cherish you - and a new cycle will start!
from thomasguy :
If I start to get brave again you can have the key - but god help you
from nmnohr :
That sounds like a wonderful way to watch Survivor! I love cuddling with my kids..... I want to see your hair!!!!!! Don't good hair days, just make life more pleasant???
from johnniev :
I'm all for bounce and swing. Tell those control freaks that your kids are just normal little boys!
from nmnohr :
Just catching up. Sounds like you've had a lot on your plate! You are such a good person to be so helpful and concerned about this little boy.
from nmnohr :
Oh your poor sister. Thank god she has you!
from nmnohr :
You and my son would get along. Chocolate chip granola bars are his favorite!!!!!!
from nmnohr :
I'm such a HTML idiot...........Sorry I can't help!
from nmnohr :
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! Your kids are so damn cute. Now where are the pictures of you? Good luck with that other job!!
from johnniev :
the water park seems like a little kid's dream! I wanna go! I wanna go!
from golfwidow :
I hope things have improved today. If not, we're here for you.
from nmnohr :
It's so sad that you have to feel bad about having a journal. Would they feel the same if you were writting in a paper diary? Is she just so freaked out because it's online? If she wouldn't have snooped, then she'd be fine. I'm sorry there's still stress for you.
from reynedecoupe :
Talk about timing! I was *just* settling into read your diary when I got your note. I'ts all good babydoll :)
from reynedecoupe :
I have so missed your writing. I left it for this long as I figured that maybe you locked up temporarily. May I? reynedecoupe@diaryland.com
from outfoxed :
Nix: outfoxed.diaryland.com
from golfwidow :
Please send me a password. I promise I won't tell anyone. golfwidow@diaryland.com
from nmnohr :
I'm so sorry. You've done nothing wrong. Sometimes people just can't handle the truth. Hang in there. Email me if you need to vent!
from tommy212 :
I want to come in, please. Email is tommy212@diaryland.com. I hope everything is ok. (Hug)
from batten :
didn't get. jenn_hines@yahoo.com Hope you're okay. Big hug to you and your boys and the furries. -J
from batten :
AAA! Are you okay? What's going on? Do I need to send out the troops? email me and let me know you're okay. and send the password and login too... this is what I get for being offline for 3 days...
from nmnohr :
Huh? Wah? What happened? How come your locked? Are you ok?
from clarity25 :
Yeah, D-land has been really screwy lately, I had a problem like that too..and then my diary just disappeared entirely. Not to mention a few months ago I lost 100 images from my upload file. UGH. Thank you for your last note, that was excellent advice and your words were really insightful! Thank you! Have fun at the birthday parties coming up. This is a stressful week for me too..to many activities at once. I wish I had a pause button. Take care!
from nmnohr :
Do you know why I love this entry? Because you sound so happy, and at peace, and that's exactly what you deserve! Have a great weekend!
from myownjourney :
Happy (belated) 4th to you too. :)
from f-i-n :
hahaha!
from johnniev :
Putting your feet in a pan of cool water is a great way to endure the heat!
from johnniev :
Have you played piano before? I bought myself a lefty Carvin guitar. It will take weeks to arrive, but it's a 32 year old dream come true.
from nmnohr :
I can't wait for the season premier of Desperate Housewives. As much as I love finales, I hate them too..........I hate waiting for fall to see what's going to happen. Let the reruns begin!
from nmnohr :
Hey, as soon as I get some........I'll share the details!
from irisheyes70 :
Sorry about Gram. You know I've been there, but it's hard to know the right words. We're all different, needing different things. But know you're all in my prayers!
from nmnohr :
Happy Belated Mothers day!!!!!
from nmnohr :
Feel better....I'm sorry you're feeling so crappy.
from batten :
Hey woman, I'm really sorry about your grandmother. I went through that with my gandfather 2 years ago. But it does sound like those aides were covering up instead of "forgetting" to tell you. Hope you allergies are a little better. Big hug to you. -J
from nmnohr :
I've heard that allergies are the worst this year than they've ever been. Hope you feel better soon!!!!
from anonadada72 :
Hi. Thanks for the note -- I was computer-less for a long time. But I'm back now! So sorry that the job sucketh...I hope you find something better soon.
from nmnohr :
Oh Lord.........I did the same thing to my knee last year....fell down the stairs at work. REST IT lots. I didn't, and ended up having the fluid drained. That was not fun. Feel better soon. OUCH! My son was extra emotional last night. Everything was a drama. I wouldn't let him have cake before dinner, and it turned into a huge breakdown. I love early bedtimes!
from batten :
Oh owie. As someone who has a perpetually bum left knee... hot and cold compresses. Takes down the swelling and disperses the fluids. Lots of Advil, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatories. Elevation. Rest. May I also suggest a cup of hot chocolate and a wickedly good book to go along with that regimen? Hope the knee feels better soon, woman. Hug to you .-J
from nmnohr :
Believe me.......I totally wish I had a dad to do that stuff with too. My dad would have never taken me to a father daughter dance.......it would have been so uncomfortable for both of us!
from nmnohr :
Just so you know, I'm totally jealous of your trip!!!!!
from doc-sarvis :
I guess it's just funny you thought people in DC are more polite than people in Cleveland...I guess us Clevelanders can be pretty rude. I'll admit I can be a jerk more often than not....Anyways. DC is cool. You could've spent much more time there. I would've taken you and the kids on a tour of the Spy Museum if I'd still been there.
from tommy212 :
diaryland is stupid and won't let me unlock my diary. for now, username is tom, password is tom.
from nmnohr :
Welcome home! I'm so glad you're feeling rejuvanated!
from nmnohr :
Oh you SOOOOOOOO Deserve this time away with your boys. That should be reaffirmed now that you got that surprise support check. Good for you. Enjoy your trip, and are you going to share pictures with us??? Please please please!
from amb1valent-k :
And you! And thanks for the note about biting - I suspect you're right about frustration. Boredom too maybe.
from batten :
Hug hug. Hey y'know we're not that far from DC... you could send up a flare and I might be able to arrange a get-together.... Happy Easter, darlin' woman. Hope the egg hunt was awesome. Love, -J
from nmnohr :
Enjoy your time in DC - you deserve a wonderful getaway.........I hope you have just that!
from nmnohr :
Happy Easter to you!
from golfwidow :
Thanks - and Happy Easter back at you.
from nmnohr :
Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers. We had lilacs at my old house, and I miss them so much. I love the smell, and I miss cutting them and always having fresh ones in the house.
from nmnohr :
When will our kids learn that when we ask them to knock it off, they should do just that. Morgan pulled that crap last night with me. She was back talking, and when I told her she was grounded for a day from the computer, she said "I don't care" in her snotty tone....so that bought her one extra day without the computer. You'd think she'd learn to just keep her mouth shut, but she insisted on talking back even more. It's frustrating. I'd love to scream, but realize I can't. Ugh.
from nmnohr :
I'm so sorry you had to deal with all this, but I must say I'm completely impressed with how you handled it. I'm not sure what I would have done. You are an incredible mother, and you constantly do your absolute best to guide your kids and show them the right way. Unfortunately we can't control the outside influences (dumb kids at school). They are lucky to have a mother like you!
from dangerspouse :
How were the burritos and tacos? Inquiring cooks want to know :)
from nmnohr :
You share a bday with my uncle. If it makes you feel better........he's turning 70!!!!! Ok, so 30 wasn't as bas as I was expecting, and hopefully this will be the case for you also. Know that I'll be thinking of you, and hoping that you continue to climb out of this time you are dealing with. Hang in there!
from nmnohr :
I'm so sorry. I know that doesn't help. You are one hell of a mother, and I give you so much credit. You are amazingly strong. Even if you aren't feeling that way right now. We all have days like this, when we focus on the negative. I hope you get your good cry, and your restful sleep, and that tomorrow is a new day! And boy oh boy......I'm right there with you with the turning 30 thing. Less than 48 hours for me.....Hang in there.
from nmnohr :
So of course I TOTALLY had to google the Pig Day thing, and a girl I work with is so bummed that she missed National Pig Day. She raises pigs. Too damn funny!
from doc-sarvis :
Hi there Nikki. I'm doing ok. I know that these diaries are for bitching, but the stuff going through my head is so bitter, it'd melt your screen. I haven't been reading anyone in a while, so I hope you're doing ok.
from thunderdave :
Woohoo! Happy Friday!
from anonadada72 :
((((HUGS)))) I'm sorry things are so tough right now. I hope they get better soon. I'll be thinking "good job gettin'" thought for you.
from mr-knowitall :
Saw... just looks really evil to me. *shudder*
from nmnohr :
Oh, I really hope you are feeling better! NOthing worse than being sick....and being a mom, unfortunately the world doesn't stop for us.
from adulterous-k :
No password required! Just been arranging the furniture!
from batten :
Thanks for the note, woman. Hope you had a good one. Big hug. -J
from doc-sarvis :
I'm going through a lot of stuff right now, that I don't want to think about, much less write about. I'm going to be moving to Pittsburgh pretty soon, and I'm not really excited about it...But, I'm ok.
from doc-sarvis :
I hear that...
from nmnohr :
God, it's so annoying when work makes you feel crappy for being a good mom and taking care of a sick kid. I think next time MY work does that, I'll just ask them if they'd prefer to come to my house and take care of my sick kid, and I'll go into work where it's much more peaceful!
from science-boy :
Crafty little so-and-so!! Boys, most definatley, will be boys!! I hope it all works out! Have a great day! s-b
from nmnohr :
Oh boy. Your son.........he's resourceful I'll give him that! He's a smart one that kid, kind of scary to think what they'll pull as they get older huh? I've totally busted Morgan in a lie before, and it crushes me. Although I know I pulled some of that stuff, and I turned out OK. Hang in there. I can't believe the bus driver left your son behind. What the hell is that?
from johnniev :
Ah raising boys, what a blast eh? Here's something to remember as they get older and craftier. They'll say the things we want to hear as a smokescreen, so they can go off and do what they want. I fell victim to that many times. BTW, you're doing just fine.
from batten :
Now whoa there Missy, You get on your email and you email me personally, okay? We needs to have us a little palaver. I'll be snow bound tomorrow just like you. Drop me a line. Okay? You're doing a damnfine job, BTW. The world just sucks. Let's just see what we can do about alleviating gravity for a little while, hmmm? EMAIL ME AT jenn_hines@yahooREMOVETHIS.com. Manana. Okay? Big hug. Hang in there, baby. You and your boys are gonna be just fine. -J
from nmnohr :
Take a nap for me too, would ya? Thanks!!
from doc-sarvis :
Actually, the tsunami really did knock the earth off of it's axis slightly. It messed up GPS readings and everything.
from bigpimpinmba :
And Happy New Year (quite late) to you as well. Thanks for the note!
from odb :
Thanks for the note last week ;) I don't know what is up with the dreams, but they keep happening! I'm going crazy I fear! Have a good, busy, week. I'll check in on ya from time to time, always interesting to know that someone else is looking into my oblique life.
from batten :
Ring-worm isn't lethal, only terribly uncomfortable. I had it as a kid, actually. All that's required is an ointment topical kind o' thing. As for Kitty... When you do track her down, hold her and comfort her for a while before shoving said meds down her. Have treats ready for her after shoving said meds down her. If possible, don't spray but rather goop your hands with the shite and rub it into her skin/fur like a vigorous petting/kitty massage. The hissing noise from the spray terrifies even the most phlegmatic of furballs. I think it's perfectly reasonable to demand a credit or a refund from the quack who misdiagnosed/didn't even bother to diagnose and overcharged you. Hope your headache goes away soon and you have lots of baby-snuggling and soothing time today. -J
from batten :
Thank you. My friend and counselor told me tonight that in hideous and mind-breaking situations we grasp at anything that might give us some measure of comfort. What I wrote was the only thing that's been able to give me some small comfort in the face of that tragedy. The only other small comfort is that it was an act of nature and not the act of man against man. I'm working on forgiving God now... (watery grin.) Big hug to you and yours. -J
from batten :
Hi babe, Happy New year! Listen, I have a huge and terribly difficult question/favor to ask of you. Will you read my first post from today and answer me as honestly as you can? I'm not a mother and you're one of the best ones I know (sorta know.) Will you let me know if I should take the post down and not hate me too much after you read it? I know it's my journal and I can write what I want but there are too many moms out there that I know, respect and cherish as friends and I truly don't want to alienate any...
from anonadada72 :
Happy new year to you, too! I hope 2005 brings all good things your way.
from thunderstorm :
Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Hope your next year is much better.
from nmnohr :
I hope the water stops coming......you guys have been hit hard enough with crappy weather! I hope you have a very Happy New Year, and that 2005 brings you the job you are hoping for, and tons of great things ahead.
from nmnohr :
Our weather isn't much better than yours lately. It's minus 20 today. But atleast that means it's too cold to snow!
from nmnohr :
Hope you feel better soon. Being sick just sucks.
from nmnohr :
I think I'd prefer some snow at this point. It is 3 degrees with the windchill today. It's too damn cold to snow right now. Atleast if we had snow that would mean some warmer temps! Oh, and I'm thinking this whole work situation when they totally operated illegaly, should work in your favor.......use it for blackmail.....make them keep your job open for you :o) hee hee
from nmnohr :
Oh no, his poor little toes! I hope they feel better soon.
from nmnohr :
I really hope this guy does some serious time. Maybe the time away from him will help your mom to be stronger, and brave enough to get rid of his ass. I'm sorry that your family has to deal with such a mess.
from doc-sarvis :
Hmmm. "armpits, butts, gas or snot" still send me into uncontrollable fits of laughter... I hope "Mike" gets put away for a loooooooooooong time...
from johnniev :
The answer to your question is easy: there are angels among us!
from johnniev :
I don't know what to offer as to insight on your current situation. Change is often uncomfortable, but not always bad. The nixtress I've grown to know has a positive outlook, in whatever bad situation occurs. That quality alone will get you through the bad days. The other thing I should mention is that you should listen to your hunches. More often than not, they're right. The answers present themselves, just be aware when they happen!
from bigpimpinmba :
Thanks for the really nice note. You have a good turkey day too. Good luck with your work situation. That sucks.
from batten :
Babe, I am so sorry. That totally sucks. Apply for unemployment now and go out and find a new job asap. I'll be thinking good thoughts your way and if you need help beefing up your resume just holler, okay? Big hug. Hang in there. -J
from ilmomof3 :
I liked your post about the boy who came in looking for help -- I cannot believe a mother would do that. Whatever trouble I've ever had with my parents -- or my children, for that matter -- the lack of home has never been threatened. Thanks for sharing.
from johnniev :
You will be fine. Repeat after me. You will be fine. I don't have any timeworn platitudes to offer, but I know you're stronger than this.
from johnniev :
Perhaps you should consider the mold spores you discovered last spring? Now that the house is closed up for winter they're more prevalant?
from doc-sarvis :
It will...I already made myself a yummy little egg omlette with tomatos and curry powder this morning....mmmmmm. mm!
from batten :
Giving people always have a hard time setting boundaries and protecting themselves. It's hard to say no. But it is okay. Think about yourself and the boys. Okay? Once you're good to those three all important vital people then you can say okay to to the rest of the family. If anyone else doesn't understand then they're not really friends. And babe, I'll always have yor back. That's what friends are for. Glad I could help out in any way. I'm in a good place right now and I'm hoping it will keep on keepin' on. And if I can spread a little peace of mind and promise of joy, I'm gonna do it. Okay? You've always done the same for me. Big hug to you. Love, -J

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