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Subject: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 3:25 pm


HEY GUYS..... It's the first month of the last year of your life... so how are you gonna spend it?    :D 



(thought I'd get the thread started before the site backs up tonight)




Anyway-  Tomorrow -  Decemember 31st I am going to go work from 0700-1700 then drive quick like a bunny to LA where I've been invited to a play by one of the stars Juliet Landau - I was supposed to see it two weeks ago but got knocked off my arse by my illness. she was sad I wasn't there and decided to invite me and my friends on NYE and after the play we're invited to the party they are having!

For those of you going who the hell is Juliet Landau  she played Drucilla on Buffy. 

http://s11.lucyphotos.com/images/orig/p/i/pisw7w6tthkzttk7.jpg


then I've got to drive back to SB (90 miles each way)  because I have to work on Sunday Jan 1 at 0700-1700


It's gonna be a long day/night but I anticipate it being totally worth the exhaustion.





Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/30/11 at 3:32 pm

Spending it the way we have spent New Years for the past few years now-at our friends house. They always put on "The Party of the Year!" You wouldn't believe the spread they have-not to mention dancing, and just a great time! This year SIL will be joining us. Carlos & I are excited about it-like we always are. 



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 3:33 pm


Spending it the way we have spent New Years for the past few years now-at our friends house. They always put on "The Party of the Year!" You wouldn't believe the spread they have-not to mention dancing, and just a great time! This year SIL will be joining us. Carlos & I are excited about it-like we always are. 



Cat


Should be fun!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Mat1991 on 12/30/11 at 6:17 pm

I'll be starting a new semester of college in mid-January. That's about it.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/11 at 6:27 pm

Eating.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/30/11 at 7:01 pm

Starting with taking Sarah to TGI Friday's Sunday for her birthday.  Then working my butt off to save for my Vegas trip in Feb.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/30/11 at 7:04 pm

I'll be spending it at home.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/30/11 at 7:12 pm

New Years Eve will be spent with friends of my hubby (and their families...I guess I'd consider them friends of my own now too).  We've spent last NYE with them playing board games and had a good time.

New Years' Day, I'll get to see my parents.  We're meeting halfway at a Cracker Barrel.  That way it isn't too bad a drive for either of us.  I didn't get there for Christmas (been sick and broke).  So this will be our holiday meet.

We'll be exchanging gifts at both our friends and my parents.  Christmas came and went with no presents at all on the actual day.  ;D
Oh wait, I think the cat threw up on Christmas.  She didn't gift wrap it though.  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 7:32 pm


Starting with taking Sarah to TGI Friday's Sunday for her birthday.  Then working my butt off to save for my Vegas trip in Feb.
  Fun!!!



Eating.

I'll be spending it at home.


THE WHOLE MONTH?!? WOW!!  :o  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 7:33 pm


New Years Eve will be spent with friends of my hubby (and their families...I guess I'd consider them friends of my own now too).  We've spent last NYE with them playing board games and had a good time.

New Years' Day, I'll get to see my parents.  We're meeting halfway at a Cracker Barrel.  That way it isn't too bad a drive for either of us.  I didn't get there for Christmas (been sick and broke).  So this will be our holiday meet.

We'll be exchanging gifts at both our friends and my parents.  Christmas came and went with no presents at all on the actual day.   ;D
Oh wait, I think the cat threw up on Christmas.  She didn't gift wrap it though.   ;D


Sounds like good times!!!! O0  Except for the part about cat vomit!  ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/30/11 at 7:44 pm


  Fun!!!


THE WHOLE MONTH?!? WOW!!  :o   :D


No just Tomorrow cause It'll be crazy and Sunday.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 7:45 pm


No just Tomorrow cause It'll be crazy and Sunday.


Oh okay!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/30/11 at 7:46 pm


Oh okay!  ;D



and why do you call it apocalyptic January?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/30/11 at 7:55 pm



and why do you call it apocalyptic January?


Because the world is ending this year so all the months are apocalyptic!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: gibbo on 12/30/11 at 8:09 pm

I'll do what I do every year. Zero, zip, nada... absolutely nothing (for New Years eve). I don't even bother staying awake until midnight!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/30/11 at 10:29 pm


I'll do what I do every year. Zero, zip, nada... absolutely nothing (for New Years eve). I don't even bother staying awake until midnight!


I'll be doing the same.  I couldn't care less. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/11 at 11:13 pm




THE WHOLE MONTH?!? WOW!!  :o   :D


Yes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 12:07 am


Yes.


;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/31/11 at 12:30 am


HEY GUYS..... It's the first month of the last year of your life... so how are you gonna spend it?    :D  


I don't have anywhere near what Brewster had...

http://wearemoviegeeks.com/wp-content/brewsters-millions.jpg

...but I've got how long to spend it?

Crap.  One year.  First thing I do, I call Branson and tell him to hurry it the hell up.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/31/11 at 6:39 am


Because the world is ending this year so all the months are apocalyptic!  ;D




There is no proof Harold Camping is a jerk!  >:(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/31/11 at 9:03 am



There is no proof Harold Camping is a jerk!  >:(


This isn't Harold Camping.  The 2012 apocalypse is the Mayan calendar.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 9:41 am


This isn't Harold Camping.  The 2012 apocalypse is the Mayan calendar.


That's Right!!!


I'm mostly excited about finally finding out how I'll fare against ZOMBIES!!!!    http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/ak.gif

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 12/31/11 at 10:00 am


That's Right!!!


I'm mostly excited about finally finding out how I'll fare against ZOMBIES!!!!    http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/ak.gif


Hopefully the zombie will be the slow moving kind, cause I hate running.  I watched part of Shaun of the Dead last night, love the part when they are sorting thru the records to see which ones they want to throw. ;D

Anyhow...tonight I'll watch some of the Twilight Zone marathon, might stay up until midnight, might not.  Hunter's birthday is on Monday but since they go back to school we'll probably celebrate it tomorrow with cake and a trip to Game Stop so he can spend his birthday money on more games.  :)

The rest of the year...whatever, no plans.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 1:02 pm


Hopefully the zombie will be the slow moving kind, cause I hate running.  I watched part of Shaun of the Dead last night, love the part when they are sorting thru the records to see which ones they want to throw. ;D

Anyhow...tonight I'll watch some of the Twilight Zone marathon, might stay up until midnight, might not.  Hunter's birthday is on Monday but since they go back to school we'll probably celebrate it tomorrow with cake and a trip to Game Stop so he can spend his birthday money on more games.  :)

The rest of the year...whatever, no plans.



you don't necessarily have to run... you just need to find a group of geriatrics then, so long as you're faster than all of them you will survive while they all perish behind you! lol

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/31/11 at 1:23 pm


This isn't Harold Camping.  The 2012 apocalypse is the Mayan calendar.



Where do they sell Mayan calendars? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/31/11 at 1:24 pm


That's Right!!!


I'm mostly excited about finally finding out how I'll fare against ZOMBIES!!!!    http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/ak.gif


There are no zombies!  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 1:25 pm


There are no zombies!  ::)


not now...but there will be....after the apocalypse!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/31/11 at 1:29 pm


not now...but there will be....after the apocalypse!


Well, we'll see about that when it happens. But for now I'm not worried.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 1:42 pm


Well, we'll see about that when it happens. But for now I'm not worried.



whatever.......

you should totally have one of these
http://incogman.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Zombie-Survival.jpg http://images.wikia.com/zombie/images/c/c2/Zombiesurvivalguide.jpg

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 12/31/11 at 1:44 pm



whatever.......

you should totally have one of these
http://incogman.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Zombie-Survival.jpg http://images.wikia.com/zombie/images/c/c2/Zombiesurvivalguide.jpg


that's not a real kit.  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 1:49 pm


that's not a real kit.  ::)



YES IT IS!!!! And it's a real book too!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 12/31/11 at 2:50 pm



YES IT IS!!!! And it's a real book too!


Have you read it?  I just got the sample, if I like it I'll buy it (once I add some funds to my iTunes account).

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 12/31/11 at 3:00 pm


Have you read it?  I just got the sample, if I like it I'll buy it (once I add some funds to my iTunes account).



I've seen it but I don't have it. 

Have you watched throw back to the fifties videos on youtube on how to survive  a  zombie attack? Those are hilarious!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/31/11 at 9:04 pm


YES IT IS!!!! And it's a real book too!


The Center for Disease Control approves of your research into preparedness!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 9:57 am


The Center for Disease Control approves of your research into preparedness!


O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 2:56 pm


Maybe I was tired when I started this thread but I could've sworn I started it in PPP..... 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/12 at 3:52 pm


Maybe I was tired when I started this thread but I could've sworn I started it in PPP.....



Nope. It was in the 2010s.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 4:19 pm



Nope. It was in the 2010s.



Cat


oops..... I'll ask someone to move it.  See  I shouldn't start threads when I'm sleep deprived.  lol

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/12 at 4:27 pm


oops..... I'll ask someone to move it.  See  I shouldn't start threads when I'm sleep deprived.  lol



It's moved now. Don't know who did it.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 4:33 pm



It's moved now. Don't know who did it.


Cat



GHOOOSSSSSTTTSSSS







BOO! http://freeemoticonsandsmileys.com/animated%20emoticons/Halloween%20Animated%20Emoticons/scary%20ghost.gif

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 4:36 pm




Oooh... I almost forgot.....











extremely pale cuniculus  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/12 at 5:18 pm



GHOOOSSSSSTTTSSSS







BOO! http://freeemoticonsandsmileys.com/animated%20emoticons/Halloween%20Animated%20Emoticons/scary%20ghost.gif



You moved it? You can do that with the new software?



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 5:30 pm



You moved it? You can do that with the new software?



Cat


I didn't move it... I figure some hyper aware mod moved it... I was gonna ask tam to move it but it got moved before I could.  lol

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/01/12 at 6:17 pm

Took Sarah to Puss In Boots then TGI Friday's for her birthday.  It was fun.  Not planning on doing much tomorrow.  Just enjoying my last day off before heading back to work.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 6:20 pm


Took Sarah to Puss In Boots then TGI Friday's for her birthday.  It was fun.  Not planning on doing much tomorrow.  Just enjoying my last day off before heading back to work.


good plan!!! O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/01/12 at 7:46 pm

Yes, there really are zombies... a ton of them walking around today, a few of them in this house!  Save yourselves!!!

Don't worry Carol, no running necessary!  O0

Went out to a friends house last night, 25 adults and 23 children (under 18).  None of the kids fought, interrupted, or cried... great night for all.  Made it till midnight, came home around 1:30...  Today is not very exciting.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 7:52 pm




Went out to a friends house last night, 25 adults and 23 children (under 18).  None of the kids fought, interrupted, or cried... great night for all.  Made it till midnight, came home around 1:30...  Today is not very exciting.


SOMEBODY OUGHTA CALL GUINNESS!!!  :o

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/01/12 at 8:03 pm


SOMEBODY OUGHTA CALL GUINNESS!!!  :o
;D  Yes, 9 of us Mom's were around the kitchen table, and we kept saying at how well the kids were getting along... We did not want to interrupt, but we kept checking and yep - they were fine...


edit to add
Even more so - without DS's, iPods, computers, or even games - as adults took over the tv's (except the one with just dvd/dish hooked up) so they watched movies, played board games, tag outside (36 degree weather in the dark, in the country - yep we let them run), out on the trampoline, and swingset...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/01/12 at 8:45 pm


;D  Yes, 9 of us Mom's were around the kitchen table, and we kept saying at how well the kids were getting along... We did not want to interrupt, but we kept checking and yep - they were fine...


edit to add
Even more so - without DS's, iPods, computers, or even games - as adults took over the tv's (except the one with just dvd/dish hooked up) so they watched movies, played board games, tag outside (36 degree weather in the dark, in the country - yep we let them run), out on the trampoline, and swingset...



I'm surprised you moms didn't jinx it... usually chaos doesn't happen until someone mentions the fact the it's not happening...it's sort of the first rule of dispatch.....Never, ever say, out loud....wow it's been a quiet shift!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/01/12 at 10:45 pm



I'm surprised you moms didn't jinx it... usually chaos doesn't happen until someone mentions the fact the it's not happening...it's sort of the first rule of dispatch.....Never, ever say, out loud....wow it's been a quiet shift!  ;D
Yep at the flower shop, you never ever said the "f" word... Services, you could say but not funeral!  You'ld be swamped!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/02/12 at 10:36 am

Dilemma.  Does this post belong in December or January thread?...

What the hell, I'll post it here now I've started.

Not sure when I last posted.  Anyway on Thursday we drove to north Wales for a few days.  We were a bit late setting off so our planned en route activity of cycling/walking around a lake was cut somewhat short due to the failing light (and the cafe was shut).  We spend the evening sorting out our room at the hostel, rearranging furniture, collating and binding the club journal and organising the pool tournament, etc.

Friday we decide I will go with the kids on the 'C' walk - a gentle potter across fields and through some woodland.  Dai joins another group to do something a bit more adventurous on one of the mountains.  The rain is annoying, but not too heavy.  The paths are very wet in places and we cross several bogs.  A pretty uneventful walk apart from having the rescue a sheep from a metal feed ring.

Back at the hostel we play the first round of the table tennis and pool tournaments, set the jigsaw up (2000 pieces!), rehearse the pantomime, etc.  After dinner Richard and Gillian gave a slide show and talk about their exepriences whale watching off the coast of California/Mexico.  Then we had a variety show.  With Elizabeth and James, I started things off with a song the children had learned at scout camp.  It got things going with a bit of a bang!  A bit later I danced with my friend Jean.  We both go to Morris Dancing and it occurred to us that we could do one dance.  We didn't have any bells (so tied keys to our shoes), sticks (wooden spoons) or music (someone had a CD of French folky music and we found a suitable track), but it all went well.  Other people did some barber shop harmony, recited poems and played the ukelele.

On Saturday we again joined the 'C' group for a walk "south side of Betws y Coed".  Dai came with us into town and then went off on his bike around the woods the other side of the road.

We walked up a paved road into the woodland, heading towards a disused slate quarry.  The whole area is full of these, but this particular was known to have several ruined buildings that we thought would be fun to explore.  A path was spotted off to the right and a quick hop over the gate (labelled Danger Quarry and Keep Out) had us on the first of the levels.  When we first went into the quarry the impression I had off the walk leader was that we were cutting through here to pick up another path on the far side.  (In fact the OS map of the area shows a footpath going through the quarry).  This proved to be a false impression!

We found several ruined buildings from the quarry works.  The largest we at first thought was a barracks for the workers but we found some metal supports/griders in the furthest part and so we think it might be the workshops where the large slate slabs were cut to size.  We also came across the blacksmiths workshop and house and found one of the incline railway pulley wheels still in the ground.

The quarry itself had a number of different levels cut across the hill with steep slopes inbetween.  We walked up one of the inclines reasonably easily.  Then next was a scramble up the side of a spoil heap.  Eventually the walk leader admits that we need to navigate our way back to the original path by going 'cross country'.  Unfortunately the direct route had a huge gaping hole of the main quarry to get across, most of the group could not manage to climb back down the scramble and so it was onwards and upwards.  The kids thought it was great fun hacking a path through the brambles, assisting the less able up the rocks, around the fallen trees etc.  Eventually, one barbed wire fence, two climbs and a bramble patch later we found the path again.  Surely it was time for lunch!?  No, we had to up the path to Llyn Elsi before we were allowed to stop.

The rest of the walk was unadventurous in comparison, though the path down was somewhat treachorous under foot.

Back at the hostel in the evening we hustled round get the various pool and table tennis matches finshed so we could have the finals played before dinner.  We had an excellent dinner, followed by a couple of short speeches.  Then the room was cleared ready for the evenings entertainment.  First we sang some carols (yes, I know its after Christmas but it's traditional!), then we did our pantomime Snow White and the Seven Mountain Monsters.  If we forgot our cues or lines it only added to the fun!  After this the group president became Sir Ravioli and performed some magic tricks.  This was followed by a quiz.  I came second in this (but secretly claim victory because I was working on my own and the winners were a team of three).

Suddenly we realised it was nearly midnight!  Everyone gathered in the main room ready to sing Auld Lang Syne and then wish each other Happy New Year.

There was still stuff on the agenda!  Two games were played (family game and stations).  Eventually a majrity of the party decided it really was bedtime, though as I went past one group was getting ready to play a strange game involving stepping on your partners feet to get across the room and then balance out to put a bottle cap on the floor.  It looked likely to end in tears!

New Year's day morning and no rest for the wicked.  For the past 30 years or so the group has organised a fell race.  I was part of the registration team and then the finish team.  The weather was awful - very strong winds and rain that turned to hail as the morning went on.  Still that didn't stop 40 people from entering.  Dai went out last of all to check that no one was stuck on the route injured (we also had marshals out there noting race numbers)

After a welcome bowl of soup and slice of cake we headed home.  Thankfully the rain eased off to make the driving a little easier.

When we got home it was a quick turn around to go to my brothers house for a get together with my family.  After the meal they got out a roulette wheel with chocolate betting chips.  James and Elizabeth brought home a stack of their winnings to be enjoyed later.

today was much quieter, mainly spent doing laundry and cleaning kit and car.

work tomorrow

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/02/12 at 10:42 am

I was so tired yesterday-actually, I had been tired for the past several days. Last night Carlos & I turned out the light early (well, early for us) at 11. We finally woke up about 10 this morning. Yup ELEVEN HOURS!!!!  :o :o :o :o  I guess we both really needed it. Feel more alive today.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/02/12 at 10:43 am

for the rest of the month I will be working, reading my kindle, cooking and doing housework.  Oooh and getting my haircut at some point (hopefully this week)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/02/12 at 10:49 am


I was so tired yesterday-actually, I had been tired for the past several days. Last night Carlos & I turned out the light early (well, early for us) at 11. We finally woke up about 10 this morning. Yup ELEVEN HOURS!!!!  :o :o :o :o  I guess we both really needed it. Feel more alive today.



Cat



11 hours of sleep sounds heaven.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/02/12 at 11:07 am


for the rest of the month I will be working, reading my kindle, cooking and doing housework.  Oooh and getting my haircut at some point (hopefully this week)


yay Kindle!!!

Sounds like a full week karen!  Gambling with chocolate coins is brilliant. I must remember that if I ever throw a real party!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/02/12 at 11:08 am



11 hours of sleep sounds heaven.



Of course that included two trips to the bathroom.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/02/12 at 11:09 am


for the rest of the month I will be working, reading my kindle, cooking and doing housework.  Oooh and getting my haircut at some point (hopefully this week)
Dare I ask....





























Did you get the curtains finished?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/02/12 at 11:12 am


I was so tired yesterday-actually, I had been tired for the past several days. Last night Carlos & I turned out the light early (well, early for us) at 11. We finally woke up about 10 this morning. Yup ELEVEN HOURS!!!!  :o :o :o :o  I guess we both really needed it. Feel more alive today.



Cat
I wish...  The wind has been blowing for 36+ hours now, in excess of 30mph with gusts of 50-60 mph...  It feels like it is coming straight through the house, you can actually feel when a gust hits the house.  Our bedroom, is out of the side with the wind.  It was sooo cool, very refreshing, but no matter how many clothes or blankets, I could not sleep well.  Of course, we go back to school tomorrow and I have caught a cold, sinus crap.  Drinking "Naked" drinks, taking steamy showers, now to use the sinus rinse  :P and Pepcid, lots of pepcid!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/02/12 at 11:13 am



Of course that included two trips to the bathroom.  :-\\



Cat


happens...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/02/12 at 11:17 am


happens...


At least I was able to fall back asleep afterwards. I can't tell you how many times I don't and just lay there for sometimes hours before I FINALLY fall back asleep.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/02/12 at 11:29 am


At least I was able to fall back asleep afterwards. I can't tell you how many times I don't and just lay there for sometimes hours before I FINALLY fall back asleep.


Cat


hate that!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/02/12 at 12:15 pm


This isn't Harold Camping.  The 2012 apocalypse is the Mayan calendar.



HA HA
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403214_339140372782089_205344452828349_1271649_5383549_n.jpg

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/02/12 at 12:55 pm

ask me tomorrow.  No I'm okay I'm just going through mood swings and stuff as usual.  Eventually it will be spring again and I'll probably be in a better mood with the sun out more often and longer.  For now  um.. good question. Most likly in the game room.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/12 at 3:44 pm


Have you read it?  I just got the sample, if I like it I'll buy it (once I add some funds to my iTunes account).



Don't plan to.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/12 at 3:47 pm


SOMEBODY OUGHTA CALL GUINNESS!!!  :o


Wow It's like the woman who lived a shoe.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/12 at 3:49 pm


I was so tired yesterday-actually, I had been tired for the past several days. Last night Carlos & I turned out the light early (well, early for us) at 11. We finally woke up about 10 this morning. Yup ELEVEN HOURS!!!!  :o :o :o :o  I guess we both really needed it. Feel more alive today.



Cat



glad you got the rest you needed.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/03/12 at 1:47 am


Dare I ask....





























Did you get the curtains finished?


Oh I should add those to the list shouldn't I?  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: gibbo on 01/03/12 at 2:23 am


SOMEBODY OUGHTA CALL GUINNESS!!!  :o


...or at least drink it!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/03/12 at 8:55 am

Well, a snowflake fell out of the sky so my kids are home from school. ;D

Actually we got a dusting but some areas got more and lots of slicks spots.  My kids were out at 8:30 this morning sledding down the hill.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/03/12 at 12:06 pm

still waking up to grey wet mornings.  The rai is good though.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 5:18 pm


went to do laundry but the stupid laundry mat was full...oh well got some errands done and walked the dog.

I might be in the paper tomorrow.....apparently there've been some break ins in our neighborhood (I hadn't heard anything) and someone put up a big sign saying lock your doors and houses.... I happened to be walking by dude asked me what I thought and I thought it doesn't make me feel better seeing the sign - I think it creates an element of fear and mass panic. There's crime everywhere. It's a relatively safe neighborhood. I feel safe here so why panic about a few possibly isolated incidents. I'd like to numbers on the houses/cars that were burg'd  but whatever....watch my car'll be broken into tomorrow or the next day  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/03/12 at 5:35 pm

http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/banghead.gif



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 5:37 pm


http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/banghead.gif



Cat


Is it something I said?  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/03/12 at 5:44 pm


Is it something I said?  ;D



Not you, My Friend.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/03/12 at 5:52 pm



HA HA
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403214_339140372782089_205344452828349_1271649_5383549_n.jpg


LOL!  Love this!!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 6:47 pm



Not you, My Friend.


Cat


I didn't think so... I was just trying to find a way to make it about me!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 6:47 pm


LOL!  Love this!!  ;D


ME TOO!!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/03/12 at 7:31 pm


Well, a snowflake fell out of the sky so my kids are home from school. ;D

Actually we got a dusting but some areas got more and lots of slicks spots.  My kids were out at 8:30 this morning sledding down the hill.



lucky for us who live in New York we didn't get snow but maybe in the near future we will.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/03/12 at 9:02 pm


Dilemma.  Does this post belong in December or January thread?...

What the hell, I'll post it here now I've started.

Not sure when I last posted.  Anyway on Thursday we drove to north Wales for a few days.  We were a bit late setting off so our planned en route activity of cycling/walking around a lake was cut somewhat short due to the failing light (and the cafe was shut).  We spend the evening sorting out our room at the hostel, rearranging furniture, collating and binding the club journal and organising the pool tournament, etc.

Friday we decide I will go with the kids on the 'C' walk - a gentle potter across fields and through some woodland.  Dai joins another group to do something a bit more adventurous on one of the mountains.  The rain is annoying, but not too heavy.  The paths are very wet in places and we cross several bogs.  A pretty uneventful walk apart from having the rescue a sheep from a metal feed ring.

Back at the hostel we play the first round of the table tennis and pool tournaments, set the jigsaw up (2000 pieces!), rehearse the pantomime, etc.  After dinner Richard and Gillian gave a slide show and talk about their exepriences whale watching off the coast of California/Mexico.  Then we had a variety show.  With Elizabeth and James, I started things off with a song the children had learned at scout camp.  It got things going with a bit of a bang!  A bit later I danced with my friend Jean.  We both go to Morris Dancing and it occurred to us that we could do one dance.  We didn't have any bells (so tied keys to our shoes), sticks (wooden spoons) or music (someone had a CD of French folky music and we found a suitable track), but it all went well.  Other people did some barber shop harmony, recited poems and played the ukelele.

On Saturday we again joined the 'C' group for a walk "south side of Betws y Coed".  Dai came with us into town and then went off on his bike around the woods the other side of the road.

We walked up a paved road into the woodland, heading towards a disused slate quarry.  The whole area is full of these, but this particular was known to have several ruined buildings that we thought would be fun to explore.  A path was spotted off to the right and a quick hop over the gate (labelled Danger Quarry and Keep Out) had us on the first of the levels.  When we first went into the quarry the impression I had off the walk leader was that we were cutting through here to pick up another path on the far side.  (In fact the OS map of the area shows a footpath going through the quarry).  This proved to be a false impression!

We found several ruined buildings from the quarry works.  The largest we at first thought was a barracks for the workers but we found some metal supports/griders in the furthest part and so we think it might be the workshops where the large slate slabs were cut to size.  We also came across the blacksmiths workshop and house and found one of the incline railway pulley wheels still in the ground.

The quarry itself had a number of different levels cut across the hill with steep slopes inbetween.  We walked up one of the inclines reasonably easily.  Then next was a scramble up the side of a spoil heap.  Eventually the walk leader admits that we need to navigate our way back to the original path by going 'cross country'.  Unfortunately the direct route had a huge gaping hole of the main quarry to get across, most of the group could not manage to climb back down the scramble and so it was onwards and upwards.  The kids thought it was great fun hacking a path through the brambles, assisting the less able up the rocks, around the fallen trees etc.  Eventually, one barbed wire fence, two climbs and a bramble patch later we found the path again.  Surely it was time for lunch!?  No, we had to up the path to Llyn Elsi before we were allowed to stop.

The rest of the walk was unadventurous in comparison, though the path down was somewhat treachorous under foot.

Back at the hostel in the evening we hustled round get the various pool and table tennis matches finshed so we could have the finals played before dinner.  We had an excellent dinner, followed by a couple of short speeches.  Then the room was cleared ready for the evenings entertainment.  First we sang some carols (yes, I know its after Christmas but it's traditional!), then we did our pantomime Snow White and the Seven Mountain Monsters.  If we forgot our cues or lines it only added to the fun!  After this the group president became Sir Ravioli and performed some magic tricks.  This was followed by a quiz.  I came second in this (but secretly claim victory because I was working on my own and the winners were a team of three).

Suddenly we realised it was nearly midnight!  Everyone gathered in the main room ready to sing Auld Lang Syne and then wish each other Happy New Year.

There was still stuff on the agenda!  Two games were played (family game and stations).  Eventually a majrity of the party decided it really was bedtime, though as I went past one group was getting ready to play a strange game involving stepping on your partners feet to get across the room and then balance out to put a bottle cap on the floor.  It looked likely to end in tears!

New Year's day morning and no rest for the wicked.  For the past 30 years or so the group has organised a fell race.  I was part of the registration team and then the finish team.  The weather was awful - very strong winds and rain that turned to hail as the morning went on.  Still that didn't stop 40 people from entering.  Dai went out last of all to check that no one was stuck on the route injured (we also had marshals out there noting race numbers)

After a welcome bowl of soup and slice of cake we headed home.  Thankfully the rain eased off to make the driving a little easier.

When we got home it was a quick turn around to go to my brothers house for a get together with my family.  After the meal they got out a roulette wheel with chocolate betting chips.  James and Elizabeth brought home a stack of their winnings to be enjoyed later.

today was much quieter, mainly spent doing laundry and cleaning kit and car.

work tomorrow


Phew! That tired me out just reading about it.  Sounds like fun though.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/03/12 at 9:30 pm

Two weeks ago, I had two employees give their two weeks.  Both got better jobs.  No hard feelings.

Friday another one emailed the HR guy saying she started a new job yesterday, mail her check.  No notice, not cool but she wasn't a good fit in our room.  She and the two that gave notice are 3 of my 4 real fast keyers. 

Today, one more was supposed to come back from baby leave today.  You guessed it, she quit too, no notice.


4 in two weeks.  Seriously?  I hate hiring....


On the bright side, being low on employees means more work for the rest of us and more options for overtime.  Good timing.  I need tires, breaks, a windshield and a new battery before the end of March.  Plus there is that little Vegas thing in February.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 9:45 pm


Two weeks ago, I had two employees give their two weeks.  Both got better jobs.  No hard feelings.

Friday another one emailed the HR guy saying she started a new job yesterday, mail her check.  No notice, not cool but she wasn't a good fit in our room.  She and the two that gave notice are 3 of my 4 real fast keyers. 

Today, one more was supposed to come back from baby leave today.  You guessed it, she quit too, no notice.


4 in two weeks.  Seriously?  I hate hiring....


On the bright side, being low on employees means more work for the rest of us and more options for overtime.  Good timing.  I need tires, breaks, a windshield and a new battery before the end of March.  Plus there is that little Vegas thing in February.



hopefully the increase in workload will get your non-performers to step up their game!




and.... like I said...if you could outsource it I'd always be willing to help!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/03/12 at 10:30 pm



hopefully the increase in workload will get your non-performers to step up their game!




and.... like I said...if you could outsource it I'd always be willing to help!



I wish we could, I would hire you in a heartbeat. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/12 at 11:11 pm


I wish we could, I would hire you in a heartbeat.



LOBBY FOR CHANGE!!!  :D 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/04/12 at 5:40 am


Two weeks ago, I had two employees give their two weeks.  Both got better jobs.  No hard feelings.

Friday another one emailed the HR guy saying she started a new job yesterday, mail her check.  No notice, not cool but she wasn't a good fit in our room.  She and the two that gave notice are 3 of my 4 real fast keyers. 

Today, one more was supposed to come back from baby leave today.  You guessed it, she quit too, no notice.


4 in two weeks.  Seriously?  I hate hiring....


Oh wow...that really sucks. On the other hand...people moving on to better jobs is a good sign (better than letting them off, anyway).


On the bright side, being low on employees means more work for the rest of us and more options for overtime.  Good timing.  I need tires, breaks, a windshield and a new battery before the end of March.  Plus there is that little Vegas thing in February.


...Not to mention the arm and leg it'll cost you... ::) ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/04/12 at 7:11 am


I wish we could, I would hire you in a heartbeat.


I'm a hard worker I don't slack off and I'm well liked by most of my employees.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 7:14 am


I'm a hard worker I don't slack off and I'm well liked by most of my employees.


Good to hear, but you live even further away than Q.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 7:15 am


Oh wow...that really sucks. On the other hand...people moving on to better jobs is a good sign (better than letting them off, anyway).

...Not to mention the arm and leg it'll cost you... ::) ;)



I am looking at at least $1000.  The worst part is that I knew I would need all of these since last March and do you think I have been saving?  Of course not...that would make sense, wouldn't it? :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 7:17 am



LOBBY FOR CHANGE!!!  :D 


If I could only talk our customers into it. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/04/12 at 7:24 am


Good to hear, but you live even further away than Q.  :)



Yeah I live in New York.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/04/12 at 8:42 am



Yeah I live in New York.


...


(dumbfounded)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/04/12 at 12:22 pm


Good to hear, but you live even further away than Q.  :)


at least you know he's computer efficient.....attention to details? not so much but you know he'd put the hours in!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 5:49 pm


at least you know he's computer efficient.....attention to details? not so much but you know he'd put the hours in!  ;D


;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/04/12 at 5:57 pm


Two weeks ago, I had two employees give their two weeks.  Both got better jobs.  No hard feelings.

Friday another one emailed the HR guy saying she started a new job yesterday, mail her check.  No notice, not cool but she wasn't a good fit in our room.  She and the two that gave notice are 3 of my 4 real fast keyers. 

Today, one more was supposed to come back from baby leave today.  You guessed it, she quit too, no notice.


4 in two weeks.  Seriously?  I hate hiring....


On the bright side, being low on employees means more work for the rest of us and more options for overtime.  Good timing.  I need tires, breaks, a windshield and a new battery before the end of March.  Plus there is that little Vegas thing in February.


Are you hiring any part time employees, or is it all full time?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/04/12 at 6:21 pm

the sun was out so I did some stuff in my garden

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 6:29 pm


Are you hiring any part time employees, or is it all full time?


Either, right now we are more focused on "can you type"  The hours would fall between 7 am and 6 pm.  Set schedule.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/04/12 at 7:19 pm



hopefully the increase in workload will get your non-performers to step up their game!




and.... like I said...if you could outsource it I'd always be willing to help!


Me too! 

Good luck in getting good employees this time.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/04/12 at 7:39 pm


at least you know he's computer efficient.....attention to details? not so much but you know he'd put the hours in!  ;D


What are the hours? Are they mornings or afternoon shifts? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 8:04 pm


What are the hours? Are they mornings or afternoon shifts? ???


They are between 7 am and 6 pm.  Usually 4 to 8 hours, five days a week.  But like I said, I can't hire you.  You live too far away.  Sorry. :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 8:06 pm


Me too! 

Good luck in getting good employees this time.


Thanks.  We need it.  So far all the resumes are not up to par.  My favorite is an ex-employee who is no rehire.  Her resume still says she works for us.  If you really want a job you might want to update your resume. ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/04/12 at 8:07 pm


They are between 7 am and 6 pm.  Usually 4 to 8 hours, five days a week.  But like I said, I can't hire you.  You live too far away.  Sorry. :D


I'm sorry too but 7 am is too early for me.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/04/12 at 8:09 pm


They are between 7 am and 6 pm.  Usually 4 to 8 hours, five days a week.  But like I said, I can't hire you.  You live too far away.  Sorry. :D


Don't be so hasty dag.....maybe hes willing to relocate for inside work  ;)

I'm sorry too but 7 am is too early for me.


Then again maybe not.  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 8:19 pm


I'm sorry too but 7 am is too early for me.


Wimp.  I am there by 6:45 every morning.  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/04/12 at 8:19 pm


Don't be so hasty dag.....maybe hes willing to relocate for inside work  ;)
Then again maybe not.  ;D




;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/05/12 at 7:26 am


Wimp.  I am there by 6:45 every morning.  :P


I'm downstairs eating breakfast by 7am the only time I have a morning shift as if Pathmark schedules me starting at 9am or 10.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/05/12 at 8:43 am

Getting my hair cut and my eyebrows done today, then I need to pack a few things for the kids and me cause we're heading to New York for a couple of days.

I guess I need to get Megan a new coat before we go, apparently she left it at school during Christmas break and all the items that were in the lost and found were donated to the needy.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/05/12 at 10:26 am

I got my hair cut today.

We also got James some new school sweatshirts.  He really wanted a hoodie style but they only do hoods on their zippered 'cardigan' style tops.  Anyway hopefully I can find a generic royal blue hoodie sweatshirt in one of the other shops (though it's a funny time of year to get school stuff - the supermarkets only have a very limited stock at the moment)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/05/12 at 11:14 am

I just woke up

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/12 at 12:31 pm


I'm downstairs eating breakfast by 7am the only time I have a morning shift as if Pathmark schedules me starting at 9am or 10.


if you got another job with different start times  you'd have to adjust your current routine. 


In otherwords....if you had a job that started at 7 you would have to have breakfast at 530 or 6

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/05/12 at 2:05 pm


Getting my hair cut and my eyebrows done today, then I need to pack a few things for the kids and me cause we're heading to New York for a couple of days.

I guess I need to get Megan a new coat before we go, apparently she left it at school during Christmas break and all the items that were in the lost and found were donated to the needy.



enjoy New York.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/05/12 at 2:08 pm


if you got another job with different start times  you'd have to adjust your current routine. 


In otherwords....if you had a job that started at 7 you would have to have breakfast at 530 or 6


Sometimes I feel worn out by having the same routine, I've had the same one for quite a long time, It's not too bad but I've learned to adjust to it quickly by getting up in the morning every single day including weekends and holidays at or about 530am to start my day. I'm trying to be a morning person.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/05/12 at 3:21 pm

In my garden and making evil plans.  Already ordered some seeds for various varieties of verbena seeds. They are a host plant as well as food for that buckeye butterfly I like that comes here in the fall.  Making evil plans as usual.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/05/12 at 4:00 pm



enjoy New York.


Thanks!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/05/12 at 4:48 pm


Thanks!


I'm so jealous Carol!  Hope you guys have a blast!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/06/12 at 5:24 am

2012 was on tv last night. I'm usually not into disaster movies, but I have to admit...that looked pretty convincing/scary.

(Now imagine that in 3D)


MTA: Although...1500 to 2000 meter high waves that swallow the Himalayas... I'm finding that a bit too much to take in.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/06/12 at 11:54 am


2012 was on tv last night. I'm usually not into disaster movies, but I have to admit...that looked pretty convincing/scary.

(Now imagine that in 3D)


MTA: Although...1500 to 2000 meter high waves that swallow the Himalayas... I'm finding that a bit too much to take in.



I have absolutely no desire to see that movie.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/12 at 2:25 pm


2012 was on tv last night. I'm usually not into disaster movies, but I have to admit...that looked pretty convincing/scary.

(Now imagine that in 3D)


MTA: Although...1500 to 2000 meter high waves that swallow the Himalayas... I'm finding that a bit too much to take in.


I have absolutely no desire to see that movie.


Cat
I refused to see that film, for it received poor reviews in the UK. I understand the special effects are good, but the acting and script left a lot to be desired. I believe.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/06/12 at 4:37 pm


I refused to see that film, for it received poor reviews in the UK. I understand the special effects are good, but the acting and script left a lot to be desired. I believe.


Oh, I didn't care much for the story. It was rather predictable yet highly impropable. The special effects were stunning, though.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/06/12 at 6:46 pm


Oh, I didn't care much for the story. It was rather predictable yet highly impropable. The special effects were stunning, though.


Exactly.  For me it was a good, turn off your brain and veg movie.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/06/12 at 8:10 pm

Things are turning out good so far for the year.

But I can't get too cocky because I've had years where the first half was good then starting in July, things started to suck again! :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/07/12 at 1:01 pm

$431 later, new brakes and rotors.  My car can now stop easily, so I guess it is a good thing.  Next up....tires.  Sometimes I hate owning cars. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/07/12 at 1:27 pm


$431 later, new brakes and rotors.  My car can now stop easily, so I guess it is a good thing.  Next up....tires.  Sometimes I hate owning cars.



OUCH!  but I'm glad you have new brakes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/07/12 at 1:41 pm



OUCH!  but I'm glad you have new brakes.



It was almost a disaster, though.  A transformer blew across the street and we lost power for a few minutes.  My jeep was on the lift at the time.  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/07/12 at 2:12 pm



It was almost a disaster, though.  A transformer blew across the street and we lost power for a few minutes.  My jeep was on the lift at the time.  ;D




Meh....jeeps are like cats.....you could've just driven it off the lift....it would've landed on all fours....plus you're gonna be getting new tires anyway.  ;) :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/07/12 at 2:14 pm


$431 later, new brakes and rotors.  My car can now stop easily, so I guess it is a good thing.  Next up....tires.  Sometimes I hate owning cars.


I had to buy new tires last week.  :\'(  KILLED my finances for the month.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/07/12 at 3:22 pm




Meh....jeeps are like cats.....you could've just driven it off the lift....it would've landed on all fours....plus you're gonna be getting new tires anyway.  ;) :D


;D



I had to buy new tires last week.  :\'(  KILLED my finances for the month.


That sucks. :(


I got a little lucky.  My grandmother had something in the "unclaimed property" fund.  I was able to claim part of it, my share.  It was $50 more than I spent on the brakes so at least it wasn't out of budget for me. 


I owe you both Karma, just gotta wait for that pesky 24 hour thing to expire. :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/07/12 at 7:38 pm



I owe you both Karma, just gotta wait for that pesky 24 hour thing to expire. :D


Just got it. :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/07/12 at 7:50 pm

Sitting in my sister's living room resting, went into Manhattan today.  We rode the Staten Island Ferry then hopped on the subway to SoHo.  We went to a cool store called KidRobot and then we went to Sephora.  Had lunch then had some of the best mini cupcakes.  Hit the Scholastic Book Store, I read the cutest book called "Good Night, iPad"...a modern version of "Good Night, Moon". Took the subway back and went to a museum of Native Americans.  It was a great day.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/07/12 at 8:18 pm


Sitting in my sister's living room resting, went into Manhattan today.  We rode the Staten Island Ferry then hopped on the subway to SoHo.  We went to a cool store called KidRobot and then we went to Sephora.  Had lunch then had some of the best mini cupcakes.  Hit the Scholastic Book Store, I read the cutest book called "Good Night, iPad"...a modern version of "Good Night, Moon". Took the subway back and went to a museum of Native Americans.  It was a great day.


Gosh, that sounds FABULOUS! 

Maybe the next Inthe00s reunion could be in NY!  I love that city!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/08/12 at 5:19 am

Went to IKEA yesterday to buy laminate flooring for the dining room/sitting room.  That is our next decorating project - when I've finished the pesky kitchen curtains!

We also bought some stuff from the sports shop next door.  Mainly new inner tubes and tyres for my bike.  The tyres have some reinforcing to protect them from punctures.  In the week I managed to somehow ride over a piece of glass which did a "through and through" on my rear wheel.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 10:19 am


Went to IKEA yesterday to buy laminate flooring for the dining room/sitting room.  That is our next decorating project - when I've finished the pesky kitchen curtains!

We also bought some stuff from the sports shop next door.  Mainly new inner tubes and tyres for my bike.  The tyres have some reinforcing to protect them from punctures.  In the week I managed to somehow ride over a piece of glass which did a "through and through" on my rear wheel.


tyres eh?  Karen's officially gone completely british on us again!  ;D 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/08/12 at 10:53 am


tyres eh?  Karen's officially gone completely british on us again!  ;D


I always spelled it that way.  Never changed my writing for you

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 10:56 am


I always spelled it that way.  Never changed my writing for you


;D I think you have... there's a certain cadence to your posts that you didn't necessarily have when you were here. some of your posts are more british than others... not a bad thing just funny.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/08/12 at 11:02 am


;D I think you have... there's a certain cadence to your posts that you didn't necessarily have when you were here. some of your posts are more british than others... not a bad thing just funny.


I think I sometimes try to be extra British in my posts here.  Just to amuse.  I also do some of my Facebook posts that way when a friend commented on my us of the word 'whilst'

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 11:26 am


I think I sometimes try to be extra British in my posts here.  Just to amuse.  I also do some of my Facebook posts that way when a friend commented on my us of the word 'whilst'



I'm glad you do!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/08/12 at 11:28 am

Today is SIL's birthday. We are taking her out to dinner to a restaurant that she gave us a gift certificate to for Christmas.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 11:29 am


Today is SIL's birthday. We are taking her out to dinner to a restaurant that she gave us a gift certificate to for Christmas.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat



funny how that works out in her favor!  ;D 


happy b-day from me!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/08/12 at 3:42 pm


Gosh, that sounds FABULOUS! 

Maybe the next Inthe00s reunion could be in NY!  I love that city!



Hey count me in if it ever happens.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 3:46 pm


Gosh, that sounds FABULOUS! 

Maybe the next Inthe00s reunion could be in NY!  I love that city!



excuse me but we have to have a west coast meet up first damn it!!!!  >:(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/08/12 at 3:47 pm



excuse me but we have to have a west coast meet up first damn it!!!!  >:(


Why west coast? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 3:48 pm


Why west coast? ???



but the east coast already had theirs and the west coast was supposed be next. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/08/12 at 3:50 pm



but the east coast already had theirs and the west coast was supposed be next.


Ok you can do west coast.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 3:52 pm


Ok you can do west coast.


Gee thanks!!!


Now I just need people to agree to meet up with me...    :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/08/12 at 3:53 pm


Gee thanks!!!


Now I just need people to agree to meet up with me...    :P



You mean a meetup in California?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 4:01 pm



You mean a meetup in California?


It doesn't have to be California. although that would be nice, but just in the general vicinity of the western part of the country.  It would have to be less than 12hrs by car tho.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/08/12 at 5:24 pm

Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/08/12 at 5:28 pm


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(


Sorry to hear that Dagny

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/12 at 5:31 pm


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(



((((hugs)))) Dag.... losing people sux but losing someone your age just kinda freaks me out a bit!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/08/12 at 5:50 pm



((((hugs)))) Dag.... losing people sux but losing someone your age just kinda freaks me out a bit!



Me too.

Thanks Q and Karen. :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/08/12 at 6:41 pm


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(



(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/08/12 at 6:43 pm


Gee thanks!!!


Now I just need people to agree to meet up with me...    :P



We haven't made a trip to the west coast in several years and we are due. But right now, things are up in the air so I can't say if we can DEFINITELY do it this year or not.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/08/12 at 7:08 pm



(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat


Thanks, Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/08/12 at 8:04 pm

I'm back.

I'll try not to be such a stranger anymore.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/08/12 at 8:10 pm


I'm back.

I'll try not to be such a stranger anymore.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/08/12 at 10:59 pm


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(


Sorry to hear that Dag.  It is pretty rough.  We've had three classmates pass on since the almost 25 years that we've graduated.  I think I've found out about their passings on Facebook too.  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/08/12 at 11:02 pm


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(

I am so sorry to hear this, Dag. :\'(




Sorry to hear that Dag.  It is pretty rough.  We've had three classmates pass on since the almost 25 years that we've graduated.  I think I've found out about their passings on Facebook too.  :\'(

I already know that one of my classmates from high school has passed on (which occurred before our 10-year reunion), but I did not actually know this person. And it's only been close to 14 years since I graduated. Similarly, on Facebook I belong to a group that discusses my high school and its almost-50 year history, and some former teachers from there (especially some of the popular ones) have passed on too.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/09/12 at 6:38 am


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(


I'm sorry, my condolences.  :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/09/12 at 6:39 am


I'm back.

I'll try not to be such a stranger anymore.  :)


Hey Al welcome back.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/12 at 7:08 am


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(
Sorry to hear that Dagny...  it does affect a person and makes us all feel mortal. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/12 at 7:09 am


I'm back.

I'll try not to be such a stranger anymore.  :)
Woo hoo - the V8 engine lives again 8)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 7:20 am


Sorry to hear that Dag.  It is pretty rough.  We've had three classmates pass on since the almost 25 years that we've graduated.  I think I've found out about their passings on Facebook too.  :\'(


Thanks, Patty. :)


I am so sorry to hear this, Dag. :\'(


I already know that one of my classmates from high school has passed on (which occurred before our 10-year reunion), but I did not actually know this person. And it's only been close to 14 years since I graduated. Similarly, on Facebook I belong to a group that discusses my high school and its almost-50 year history, and some former teachers from there (especially some of the popular ones) have passed on too.


Thanks, Jeff.  Sorry for your losses as well.

I'm sorry, my condolences.  :(


Thanks, Howard.

Sorry to hear that Dagny...  it does affect a person and makes us all feel mortal. 


Thanks, Sami.  It sure does make us feel mortal. 

I am not sure yet what happened, but she had been sick.  Maybe it was for the best. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/09/12 at 9:45 am


Just found out on Facebook that a friend of mine from high school died yesterday.  Not sure how yet but it saddens me.  :(


I'm sorry to hear about this, Dag.  :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/09/12 at 9:51 am


It doesn't have to be California. although that would be nice, but just in the general vicinity of the western part of the country.  It would have to be less than 12hrs by car tho.


Well of course I'd be thrilled to have a West Coast meet up.

I'll use any excuse to go to New York though!  ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 9:59 am


Well of course I'd be thrilled to have a West Coast meet up.

I'll use any excuse to go to New York though!  ;)



yeah... but you're obligated to come visit me anyway... I'm talking about a philly redux....even tho, I hate to admit it, east coast has cooler members than the west coast.  I want all the easties to come westies!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/09/12 at 11:33 am


Well of course I'd be thrilled to have a West Coast meet up.

I'll use any excuse to go to New York though!  ;)



How about Vermont?



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/09/12 at 12:30 pm



east coast has cooler members than the west coast.  I want all the easties to come westies!!!  ;D


EXCUSE me!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/09/12 at 12:31 pm



yeah... but you're obligated to come visit me anyway...


I'm thinking this spring...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 12:39 pm


EXCUSE me!


Well there are a few exceptions. U & me being the biggest.  ;)
But when I think about seeing you I don't thunk of it as an 00ze thing I think of it as a seeing Ash thing  :-*


Besides -  think about how many 00zers you interact with (US members only)
Do the math....I bet the easties win. I wanna see BFF again. U. Dag.

Btw  I'm counting Midwest as easties cuz they're closer to that side than our side.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/09/12 at 4:11 pm


Well of course I'd be thrilled to have a West Coast meet up.

So would I; I've been saying that for years!



I'll use any excuse to go to New York though!  ;)

That is still on my list of U.S. cities to someday visit.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/09/12 at 4:21 pm

Applying for a job back at my old employers (university) but a different department.  Just finished filling in the application form and I've e-mailed it to a couple of friends to look over and hopefully get some constructive feedback.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 5:31 pm


I'm sorry to hear about this, Dag.  :(


Thanks, Ash




yeah... but you're obligated to come visit me anyway... I'm talking about a philly redux....even tho, I hate to admit it, east coast has cooler members than the west coast.  I want all the easties to come westies!!!  ;D



Need I remind you guys that I will be in Vegas in February...good time for a meetup. ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/09/12 at 5:34 pm

I just got all my Verbena seeds in the mail and am deciding the best spots to plan them when the time comes and will be crossing my fingers when the time comes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 5:59 pm

Good luck Karen!


Dag did u mention which weekend? If so I forgot already. I might be able to swing it tho it's dangerously close to paleyfest and I need to preserve those hours but if I can work it out I will.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/12 at 6:29 pm

Did today have to be the suckiest of all Full Moon Mondays?????  :P
I hope you all had it better than me.
I think I broke my hand, and it hurts  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/09/12 at 7:07 pm


Did today have to be the suckiest of all Full Moon Mondays?????  :P
I hope you all had it better than me.
I think I broke my hand, and it hurts  :\'(


Oh wow!!  I hope it's not broken...how did that happen??


I'm back from NY, exhausted after driving 590 miles.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 7:13 pm


Good luck Karen!


Dag did u mention which weekend? If so I forgot already. I might be able to swing it tho it's dangerously close to paleyfest and I need to preserve those hours but if I can work it out I will.


Not a weekend.  I am going on the 27th thru the 29th.  Its a Monday thru Wed.  Cheaper rooms.


Did today have to be the suckiest of all Full Moon Mondays?????  :P
I hope you all had it better than me.
I think I broke my hand, and it hurts  :\'(


Owie, how did you do that?

{{hugs}}

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/12 at 7:40 pm


Oh wow!!  I hope it's not broken...how did that happen??




Not a weekend.  I am going on the 27th thru the 29th.  Its a Monday thru Wed.  Cheaper ro


Owie, how did you do that?

{{hugs}}
I slipped yesterday and caught myself with my hand on a rock... I think I may have broke my scaphoid bone... I can move everything, but I cannot grip anything or punch my thumb and fore finger together without major pain.  Swelling and bruising really coming out tonight.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/09/12 at 7:42 pm


Applying for a job back at my old employers (university) but a different department.  Just finished filling in the application form and I've e-mailed it to a couple of friends to look over and hopefully get some constructive feedback.


Good Luck.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/09/12 at 7:43 pm


Did today have to be the suckiest of all Full Moon Mondays?????  :P
I hope you all had it better than me.
I think I broke my hand, and it hurts  :\'(



Aw,feel better soon.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/09/12 at 8:20 pm


Applying for a job back at my old employers (university) but a different department.  Just finished filling in the application form and I've e-mailed it to a couple of friends to look over and hopefully get some constructive feedback.


Best of luck!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 9:04 pm


I slipped yesterday and caught myself with my hand on a rock... I think I may have broke my scaphoid bone... I can move everything, but I cannot grip anything or punch my thumb and fore finger together without major pain.  Swelling and bruising really coming out tonight.



Can the doctors do anything for that bone? Or is it like the toe where the split it and say good luck?  I'm rooting for nothing broken, just a sprain.

What kind of excuse would that be Sami? ???



Hey, Howard, look at who you quoted again.  It's not Sami. ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 9:19 pm


Not a weekend.  I am going on the 27th thru the 29th.  Its a Monday thru Wed.  Cheaper rooms.

Owie, how did you do that?

{{hugs}}



EVEN BETTER!!! I'm off Tuesdays and Wednesdays!!! that's like 3 days before Paley tho so gotta see about the logistics....I could possibly come on Wed. Have breakfast/lunch with ya.... drive back to LA (instead of Santa B. and stay with my friend a day early.... I've done crazier things!  When do you leave on wed?  don't say 8am or I will cry lol





Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 9:20 pm


I slipped yesterday and caught myself with my hand on a rock... I think I may have broke my scaphoid bone... I can move everything, but I cannot grip anything or punch my thumb and fore finger together without major pain.  Swelling and bruising really coming out tonight.



That sux.... I hope it heals quickly!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 9:20 pm



What kind of excuse would that be Sami? ???



Ash Howard.... youre talking to ash.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 9:29 pm



EVEN BETTER!!! I'm off Tuesdays and Wednesdays!!! that's like 3 days before Paley tho so gotta see about the logistics....I could possibly come on Wed. Have breakfast/lunch with ya.... drive back to LA (instead of Santa B. and stay with my friend a day early.... I've done crazier things!  When do you leave on wed?  don't say 8am or I will cry lol








Our plane leaves at 2:00, I think.  It would have to be breakfast but that would rock! 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/12 at 9:36 pm


Our plane leaves at 2:00, I think.  It would have to be breakfast but that would rock!


I'm not gonna promise but I will try!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/09/12 at 10:14 pm

YAY!  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/10/12 at 6:44 am



Can the doctors do anything for that bone? Or is it like the toe where the split it and say good luck?  I'm rooting for nothing broken, just a sprain.

Hey, Howard, look at who you quoted again.  It's not Sami. ;)


Oops, my bad sorry about that.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/10/12 at 6:46 am



Ash Howard.... youre talking to ash.


Sorry Q, I quoted too fast.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 6:58 am


I slipped yesterday and caught myself with my hand on a rock... I think I may have broke my scaphoid bone... I can move everything, but I cannot grip anything or punch my thumb and fore finger together without major pain.  Swelling and bruising really coming out tonight.
guess I got caught in the quote box...  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 6:59 am



Aw,feel better soon.  :)
thanks

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 7:02 am



Can the doctors do anything for that bone? Or is it like the toe where the split it and say good luck?  I'm rooting for nothing broken, just a sprain.

Hey, Howard, look at who you quoted again.  It's not Sami. ;)
I missed Howard's mistake, he must have deleted it.

Pins...  :\'( or more singularly pin.  Difficult bone to heal due to lack of blood supply, I am hoping to but not looking good,will go to doc today.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/10/12 at 7:14 am


I missed Howard's mistake, he must have deleted it.

Pins...  :\'( or more singularly pin.  Difficult bone to heal due to lack of blood supply, I am hoping to but not looking good,will go to doc today.


Praying for you.  Keep us posted. :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/10/12 at 8:47 am


Applying for a job back at my old employers (university) but a different department.  Just finished filling in the application form and I've e-mailed it to a couple of friends to look over and hopefully get some constructive feedback.


Good luck!


I missed Howard's mistake, he must have deleted it.

Pins...  :\'( or more singularly pin.  Difficult bone to heal due to lack of blood supply, I am hoping to but not looking good,will go to doc today.


Ouch.  Good luck to you too (hope it's not broken) 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/10/12 at 8:57 am


Pins...  :\'( or more singularly pin.  Difficult bone to heal due to lack of blood supply, I am hoping to but not looking good,will go to doc today.


Oh that sucks.  :( Hope the pain is bearable, and things will heal (in time). Sendings hugs and karma...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 9:00 am


Sorry Q, I quoted too fast.




Howard you didn't need to delete the post. You couldve just changed Sami to ash  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 9:02 am


guess I got caught in the quote box...  :-\\


Figured you were dealing with enough so I wasn't gonna give you a hard time about it.  ;)

Karma to ease your pain....if I can

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/10/12 at 9:08 am

Feel better sami

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/10/12 at 11:20 am


I missed Howard's mistake, he must have deleted it.

Pins...  :\'( or more singularly pin.  Difficult bone to heal due to lack of blood supply, I am hoping to but not looking good,will go to doc today.



((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/10/12 at 11:23 am


Did today have to be the suckiest of all Full Moon Mondays?????  :P
I hope you all had it better than me.
I think I broke my hand, and it hurts  :\'(


My day (and night) SUCKED too.  :( 

What happened to your hand?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:43 pm


Praying for you.  Keep us posted. :(
YAY - IT'S NOT BROKE :D  *happy dance*


ouch ouch ouch ouch


but I bruised the hell out of it...  :P no strenuous exercises for the thumb for quite awhile :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:44 pm


Good luck!

Ouch.  Good luck to you too (hope it's not broken)
Thanks 8)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:45 pm


Feel better sami
Thanks  8)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:46 pm


Figured you were dealing with enough so I wasn't gonna give you a hard time about it.  ;)

Karma to ease your pain....if I can
Thanks

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:46 pm



((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat
Thanks

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/10/12 at 4:47 pm


YAY - IT'S NOT BROKE :D  *happy dance*


Well, that's good news.  :)


ouch ouch ouch ouch


but I bruised the hell out of it...  :P no strenuous exercises for the thumb for quite awhile :-\\


Easy does it.


Oh. I just realized ... no more texting! Unless it's the other thumb.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:50 pm


My day (and night) SUCKED too.  :( 

What happened to your hand?
I fell, and like an idiot, I caught myself with my hand.  And it happened to be on gravel, and my hand had to land and catch me on the hardest freakin rock available.  UGH - I keep finding myself catching myself with my hands ever since I fell a few years back on the ice at school and broke my tail bone.  Good that is going to do me, if I break my hand...  Right one no less.  BUT thank goodness it is not broke, just going to take a couple weeks to mend...  as long as I do not reinjur

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 4:51 pm


Well, that's good news.  :)

Easy does it.


Oh. I just realized ... no more texting! Unless it's the other thumb.
For the most part on my phone, since it is a touch screen I find I mostly do it with my index finger... So hey - all is good

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/10/12 at 4:52 pm


YAY - IT'S NOT BROKE :D  *happy dance*


ouch ouch ouch ouch


but I bruised the hell out of it...  :P no strenuous exercises for the thumb for quite awhile :-\\



Yay. No hitchhiking.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/10/12 at 4:55 pm


YAY - IT'S NOT BROKE :D  *happy dance*


ouch ouch ouch ouch


but I bruised the hell out of it...  :P no strenuous exercises for the thumb for quite awhile :-\\


YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 5:50 pm



to my dear sweet friends with fB accounts...


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401698_10150483538583403_10862798402_8951660_1467796786_n.jpg

please click the pic and then click like

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 6:11 pm



Yay. No hitchhiking.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat
I just thought the same thing

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 6:13 pm



to my dear sweet friends with fB accounts...


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401698_10150483538583403_10862798402_8951660_1467796786_n.jpg

please click the pic and then click like
It is a stunning picture, but can I ask what is it????  I did not want to ask on FB, because I did not want to hurt her feelings, and I get it is probably abstract... BUT I NEED TO KNOW

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 6:44 pm


It is a stunning picture, but can I ask what is it? ???  I did not want to ask on FB, because I did not want to hurt her feelings, and I get it is probably abstract... BUT I NEED TO KNOW


It's a leaf blowing in the wind...  8)


or maybe it's a snowflake  ;D    I'm not sure I just want her to win. She's a crazy talented kid with a super huge heart and a great sense of humor!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/10/12 at 6:59 pm



to my dear sweet friends with fB accounts...


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401698_10150483538583403_10862798402_8951660_1467796786_n.jpg

please click the pic and then click like


Done.  Now why?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 7:05 pm


Done.  Now why?



Thanks.... it's a photo contest....she probably won't win this one because she told me too late and didn't know I have such great accommodating friends but she will win the next one if I have anything to say about it!!!  :-D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/10/12 at 7:14 pm



Thanks.... it's a photo contest....she probably won't win this one because she told me too late and didn't know I have such great accommodating friends but she will win the next one if I have anything to say about it!!!  :-D



Cool.  It is an awesome photo

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/10/12 at 7:41 pm


Howard you didn't need to delete the post. You couldve just changed Sami to ash  ::)



I know I felt embarassed.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/10/12 at 7:42 pm


YAY - IT'S NOT BROKE :D  *happy dance*


ouch ouch ouch ouch


but I bruised the hell out of it...  :P no strenuous exercises for the thumb for quite awhile :-\\



YAY That's good news.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/10/12 at 8:01 pm


It's a leaf blowing in the wind...  8)


or maybe it's a snowflake  ;D    I'm not sure I just want her to win. She's a crazy talented kid with a super huge heart and a great sense of humor!
I did it...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/10/12 at 8:10 pm


I did it...



thanks!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/11/12 at 7:09 am



thanks!
Now to try the other, I am on my computer now

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/11/12 at 11:20 am

SIL is going back to PR for 3 weeks.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/11/12 at 12:04 pm

My mom has driven me nuts again about not trying hard enough to become independent.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/11/12 at 5:05 pm


thanks

Sorry you hurt yourself. Hope it heals up as soon as possible.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/11/12 at 7:50 pm


My mom has driven me nuts again about not trying hard enough to become independent.



what have you done to try to be a little more independent?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/11/12 at 9:34 pm



what have you done to try to be a little more independent?


Well to be honest, I'm not sure.  My mom probably is frustrated, I know I'm not happy not really knowing what to do.  My mom wanted to raise me dysfunctional and she got what she wanted or thought she wanted.  Seems the only thing my mom can do is dictate and put people down.  I've seem to be  busy almost every day trying to keep myself out of deep depression.  I don't have the answer, I'm not judging anyone, I'm probably not an innocent angel.  City Of Hope appointment in March, they can help me with brain tumor symtoms I'm sure I have. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/11/12 at 10:08 pm


Well to be honest, I'm not sure.  My mom probably is frustrated, I know I'm not happy not really knowing what to do.  My mom wanted to raise me dysfunctional and she got what she wanted or thought she wanted.  Seems the only thing my mom can do is dictate and put people down.  I've seem to be  busy almost every day trying to keep myself out of deep depression.  I don't have the answer, I'm not judging anyone, I'm probably not an innocent angel.  City Of Hope appointment in March, they can help me with brain tumor symtoms I'm sure I have.


Speaking from a mother's point of view...I doubt she wanted to raise you dysfunctional, she probably was not equipped or educated on how to deal with your brain tumor, etc..

Also she is most likely thinking of the future...a future where she won't be around.  You will at some point be on your own, she probably wants to make sure you will be able to function and care for yourself.  Have you thought about that? What will you do when you have to fend for yourself? Where will you go?  Have you ever looked into a group home or other housing options? Are you able to do any kind of work? You have to think about your future!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/11/12 at 10:53 pm


Speaking from a mother's point of view...I doubt she wanted to raise you dysfunctional, she probably was not equipped or educated on how to deal with your brain tumor, etc..

Also she is most likely thinking of the future...a future where she won't be around.  You will at some point be on your own, she probably wants to make sure you will be able to function and care for yourself.  Have you thought about that? What will you do when you have to fend for yourself? Where will you go?  Have you ever looked into a group home or other housing options? Are you able to do any kind of work? You have to think about your future!!


my mom has recently seemed to try to scare me telling me about things about group housing.  It seems everything is horrible unless I do it the way mom wants me to at whatever level that is.  I don't know, I'm not trying to judge,  I'm trying to keep myself alive until this meeting in March.  Maybe 20 years of dysfunction and the brain tumor has just Fed me up too much. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/12 at 6:57 am


Sorry you hurt yourself. Hope it heals up as soon as possible.
Thanks, it seems to be doing better...  A little more mobility with less pain, just have to be careful to not do any more damage to it.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/12/12 at 7:30 am


Speaking from a mother's point of view...I doubt she wanted to raise you dysfunctional, she probably was not equipped or educated on how to deal with your brain tumor, etc..

Also she is most likely thinking of the future...a future where she won't be around.  You will at some point be on your own, she probably wants to make sure you will be able to function and care for yourself.  Have you thought about that? What will you do when you have to fend for yourself? Where will you go?  Have you ever looked into a group home or other housing options? Are you able to do any kind of work? You have to think about your future!!


right Carol, What will she do when her parents aren't around anymore? She needs to be more independent and start thinking about herself and her future.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/12/12 at 9:16 am


right Carol, What will she do when her parents aren't around anymore? She needs to be more independent and start thinking about herself and her future.


I hope you are doing this as well.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/12/12 at 9:44 am


I hope you are doing this as well.


Couldn't have said it better myself. More sarcastic, yes, but not better. ;D ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/12/12 at 10:30 am


my mom has recently seemed to try to scare me telling me about things about group housing.  It seems everything is horrible unless I do it the way mom wants me to at whatever level that is.  I don't know, I'm not trying to judge,  I'm trying to keep myself alive until this meeting in March.  Maybe 20 years of dysfunction and the brain tumor has just Fed me up too much.


Do you have a councilor or a case worker you can talk to about these issues?  They are better equipped to answer your questions and give you advice.

Your mom is facing a dilemma...I think she wants whats best for you but at the same time would find it difficult to let you go.  It's a mothers instinct to want to protect their child but sometimes in the process it can do more harm than good.

For example: my father-in-law is physically and mentally disabled.  He lived at home all his life and never had to take care of himself, his mother did it all.  He never held job after his accident.  At 50 years of age he was on his own for the first time when his mother died.  He couldn't maintain the home, wasn't able to write a check or balance a check book, wasn't responsible enough to take his medications and lost his drivers license.  At 50 he was forced to leave his home and for a while tried living with a house mate...that didn't work out so he then went to a group home for a few years, finally moving in with us.

I know his mother thought she was doing the right thing, he was her son after all but she should have made him become more independent. That would have been the best thing she could have done for her child.  Instead he is basically a 65 year old kid, still unable to function on his own.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/12/12 at 11:03 am

I don't know if I ate something that disagreed with me or if I have a bug. After coming out both ends,  8-P I feel much better-but still not 100%


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/12/12 at 11:05 am


I don't know if I ate something that disagreed with me or if I have a bug. After coming out both ends,  8-P I feel much better-but still not 100%


Cat


feel better soon Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/12/12 at 11:09 am


I don't know if I ate something that disagreed with me or if I have a bug. After coming out both ends,  8-P I feel much better-but still not 100%


Cat


I hope you feel better.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/12/12 at 12:27 pm


I hope you are doing this as well.


yeah Howard  ;)           



I don't have an answer right now and think I need to stop discussing it at the moment.  Maybe start try real hard to figure something out again if I can.  This is good, I don't want to go into finger pointing mode with my mom.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/12/12 at 2:24 pm


I hope you are doing this as well.


I'm doing the best I can as to try to be independent, It's kinda hard when you're close to 40 and still live with your parents.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/12/12 at 2:26 pm


I don't know if I ate something that disagreed with me or if I have a bug. After coming out both ends,  8-P I feel much better-but still not 100%


Cat


feel better soon.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/12/12 at 2:26 pm

SIL called. Her flight was cancelled which turned out to be a good thing. She got the same bug I have. We both got it from my FIL who had it a few days ago. But it seems to be only a 24 hour bug-which is good. Been napping most of the day (when I'm not in the bathroom  8-P 8-P 8-P ).


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/12/12 at 4:58 pm


I'm doing the best I can as to try to be independent, It's kinda hard when you're close to 40 and still live with your parents.


Do you have any desire to live on your own or in a group home?  What do your parents think?  What are you going to do when they're gone.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/12/12 at 5:59 pm


It is a stunning picture, but can I ask what is it????  I did not want to ask on FB, because I did not want to hurt her feelings, and I get it is probably abstract... BUT I NEED TO KNOW


I thought the EXACT same thing, and have been meaning to ask Q.  lol

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/13/12 at 10:26 am

Feel like dog doo today. And now Carlos has it, too.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/13/12 at 12:08 pm

This morning I have a wonderful bunch of crudola in my sinus, so I don't feel great. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/13/12 at 12:10 pm


This morning I have a wonderful bunch of crudola in my sinus, so I don't feel great.


As I started reading this post I was thinking I don't know what crudola flowers look like!  I guess they might be greeny-yellow!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/13/12 at 12:22 pm


As I started reading this post I was thinking I don't know what crudola flowers look like!  I guess they might be greeny-yellow!


he he  that's the the color of the crud sometimes when I can get it out of my nose or spit it out.  Far as flowers, I have all my Verbena seeds to try and plant when the time comes and have been dumping the oily water out of my pond.  Works great if you do get a bunch of mosquito larve like I did, but I don,t think my pump likes it.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/13/12 at 1:13 pm


feel better soon Cat


Awww...no fun.  I'm sorry to hear that, and hope you get feeling better STAT!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/13/12 at 4:01 pm


Do you have any desire to live on your own or in a group home?  What do your parents think?  What are you going to do when they're gone.


You know Carol all my life I had a dream of living with a girl, having a nice home, an ok income with both of us having a steady job a typical man's dream, I've been living on part time work for 21 years (don't count vocational programs in between those years) I thought years ago I had found the right girl to create a life with but turns out she had a history of virtual online dating and we both live with our parents which was difficult to do certain things inside the house.But with a girl having a full time job and I having a part time job It won't work so right now if I wanted to date again the girl would have to have a part time job too so that way our incomes won't clash and cause financial arguements.

But anyway I always wanted to live on my own but no group homes with mentally handicapped people a home with a person coming by once a month to help me out with certain tasks.But My aunt and uncle will be the "guardian angels" when they pass on.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/13/12 at 4:03 pm


Feel like dog doo today. And now Carlos has it, too.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


feel better Cat.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 4:25 pm


You know Carol all my life I had a dream of living with a girl, having a nice home, an ok income with both of us having a steady job a typical man's dream, I've been living on part time work for 21 years (don't count vocational programs in between those years) I thought years ago I had found the right girl to create a life with but turns out she had a history of virtual online dating and we both live with our parents which was difficult to do certain things inside the house.But with a girl having a full time job and I having a part time job It won't work so right now if I wanted to date again the girl would have to have a part time job too so that way our incomes won't clash and cause financial arguements.

But anyway I always wanted to live on my own but no group homes with mentally handicapped people a home with a person coming by once a month to help me out with certain tasks.But My aunt and uncle will be the "guardian angels" when they pass on.




Here's a wild idea? Why not get a full time job of your own Howard?

Also, income should not be the biggest factor of a relationship. Few couples draw in the same amount of money.  If the girl makes more than the guy then the guy should be okay with that period. It's not the 1950s there are some areas where the female may make more cash.... but, if she makes more because she works full time and you don't then the issue is yours not hers just get a full time job.  And please don't reply saying she was a gold digger because she can't be if she makes the money in the relationship  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/13/12 at 4:42 pm




Here's a wild idea? Why not get a full time job of your own Howard?

Also, income should not be the biggest factor of a relationship. Few couples draw in the same amount of money.  If the girl makes more than the guy then the guy should be okay with that period. It's not the 1950s there are some areas where the female may make more cash.... but, if she makes more because she works full time and you don't then the issue is yours not hers just get a full time job.  And please don't reply saying she was a gold digger because she can't be if she makes the money in the relationship  ::)


I just worry about finanical arguements sometimes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/13/12 at 4:58 pm


This morning I have a wonderful bunch of crudola in my sinus, so I don't feel great.


No fun either.    :(

I'm having really bad allergies - one of my bosses brought her cat to work today and even though I'm TOTALLY allergic, I couldn't resist petting and playing with her.  She's such a beautiful little kitty. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/13/12 at 5:05 pm


Feel like dog doo today. And now Carlos has it, too.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

This morning I have a wonderful bunch of crudola in my sinus, so I don't feel great.

Cat and Ann... sorry to hear you both feel bad. Get some rest and try to get well!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 5:19 pm


I just worry about finanical arguements sometimes.



no need to worry about things that can be fixed.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/13/12 at 8:01 pm

Can someone tell me why my father-in-law has 50,000 empty cottage cheese and chip dip containers?!?!?  ;D

I took him grocery shopping today and I noticed that he didn't put any of the stuff he bought into his cabinet(everything on top of his fridge and on his windowsill) so I took a look...no room for food just his plastic container collection and a couple rotten apples (I think, so beyond recognition).

Oh my goodness, I'm turning into my mother...I took everything out and piled it on his countertop for him to deal with in the morning, except my mom dumped all my drawers into a pile in the middle of my room.  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/12 at 8:17 pm


Can someone tell me why my father-in-law has 50,000 empty cottage cheese and chip dip containers?!?!?  ;D

I took him grocery shopping today and I noticed that he didn't put any of the stuff he bought into his cabinet(everything on top of his fridge and on his windowsill) so I took a look...no room for food just his plastic container collection and a couple rotten apples (I think, so beyond recognition).

Oh my goodness, I'm turning into my mother...I took everything out and piled it on his countertop for him to deal with in the morning, except my mom dumped all my drawers into a pile in the middle of my room.  ::)
Just don't let him and my mom hook up!  She has a matching set of 100 gallon ice cream buckets, 200 cool whip containers, and who know's what else. AND thank goodness catalogs aren't sent anymore, cause she has years 1984-2001 upstairs if any collector would like to buy them  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/12 at 8:23 pm

Finals week this week.  Seems like I get as stressed as the kids (probably for the kids).  I can see the train wreck coming and tell them the train wreck's coming, but there is nothing I can do to stop it.  I gave them all reviews (all with exact questions on the test) 75% (the ones that needed it) didn't do them.  I had a student offer me 2 george washingtons to give him a passing grade....

I need some ME time badly...  Tired of being Ms. Everything and helping everyone else.  I am so stressed, lip is swelling and hives are breaking out as I type...  UGGHHHHH. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/13/12 at 8:55 pm


Just don't let him and my mom hook up!  She has a matching set of 100 gallon ice cream buckets, 200 cool whip containers, and who know's what else. AND thank goodness catalogs aren't sent anymore, cause she has years 1984-2001 upstairs if any collector would like to buy them  :P


Well, at least the catalogs may have some value, the 4 years worth of church bulletins we have are worthless.  We do have enough birthday and sympathy cards to send for the next 5 years.  ;D



Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/12 at 9:09 pm

  We do have enough birthday and sympathy cards to send for the next 5 years.  ;D
HEY, those have some value :o  Card's are ridiculous in price, I don't buy them for birthdays anymore. :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/13/12 at 9:17 pm

So, the Disneyworld family vacation that was supposed to happen in Dec/Jan has been changed.  My mom and sister talked and decided that Washington DC would be better.  I am so freaking excited for this.  Most of the time will be spent at the Smithsonian, but I will see the Lincoln Memorial and the White House.  Of course it will probably be put off until May of 2013 because none of us want to hang out in DC in the winter.  Brrrr.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/13/12 at 9:29 pm


HEY, those have some value :o  Card's are ridiculous in price, I don't buy them for birthdays anymore. :P


I know, I rarely send cards but these are the cheap-ugly cards that come 10 in a pack from the dollar store...I'd rather draw my own.  :D

So, the Disneyworld family vacation that was supposed to happen in Dec/Jan has been changed.  My mom and sister talked and decided that Washington DC would be better.  I am so freaking excited for this.  Most of the time will be spent at the Smithsonian, but I will see the Lincoln Memorial and the White House.  Of course it will probably be put off until May of 2013 because none of us want to hang out in DC in the winter.  Brrrr.



I'd like to do to D.C. again, last time I was a kid.  There is a spy museum that is supposed to be loads of fun.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/12 at 9:56 pm


So, the Disneyworld family vacation that was supposed to happen in Dec/Jan has been changed.  My mom and sister talked and decided that Washington DC would be better.  I am so freaking excited for this.  Most of the time will be spent at the Smithsonian, but I will see the Lincoln Memorial and the White House.  Of course it will probably be put off until May of 2013 because none of us want to hang out in DC in the winter.  Brrrr.
I got to see the White House (before 9/11) decorated for Christmas... I was in Washington DC area for 6 months, I swore I would never want to go back.  Give it 5-7 years, and yah I will probably be willing to go back.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 9:58 pm


Can someone tell me why my father-in-law has 50,000 empty cottage cheese and chip dip containers?!?!?  ;D

I took him grocery shopping today and I noticed that he didn't put any of the stuff he bought into his cabinet(everything on top of his fridge and on his windowsill) so I took a look...no room for food just his plastic container collection and a couple rotten apples (I think, so beyond recognition).

Oh my goodness, I'm turning into my mother...I took everything out and piled it on his countertop for him to deal with in the morning, except my mom dumped all my drawers into a pile in the middle of my room.  ::)



you really think he's going to deal with it just because you put them out? LOL



Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/13/12 at 10:12 pm



you really think he's going to deal with it? LOL


Nope...he'd work around the stuff on the counter.  That's why I told Todd he needs to make him do it.  He listens to Todd, not to me.  If he doesn't deal with it I've got big trash bags that'll do just fine.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/12 at 10:17 pm


Nope...he'd work around the stuff on the counter.  That's why I told Todd he needs to make him do it.  He listens to Todd, not to me.  If he doesn't deal with it I've got big trash bags that'll do just fine.
O0  when your done there, can you go to my mothers and do the same..... Cause that would be another argument I would more than readily like to avoid  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 10:32 pm


HEY, those have some value :o  Card's are ridiculous in price, I don't buy them for birthdays anymore. :P


Extreme Cheapstakes!!!!  Dude dumpster dove for flowers and a tea pot  to give his wife...then he went to the outlet store and bought her a 29 cent box of animal crackers, a bottle of water and some lame squeezy skull ball/toy  then he went home found a card her friend sent her went she was sick, it was a get well card that she wrote hope to see you soon.  He stapled Happy Anniversary over the get well part, kept the hope to see you soon and then crossed out the friend's name and signed his own... then he took her to a fancy dinner and begged people for their left overs to take home  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 10:33 pm


So, the Disneyworld family vacation that was supposed to happen in Dec/Jan has been changed.  My mom and sister talked and decided that Washington DC would be better.  I am so freaking excited for this.  Most of the time will be spent at the Smithsonian, but I will see the Lincoln Memorial and the White House.  Of course it will probably be put off until May of 2013 because none of us want to hang out in DC in the winter.  Brrrr.


I guess that's okay... I still want people to come do Disney land and Universal Hollywood with me!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 10:33 pm




I'd like to do to D.C. again, last time I was a kid.  There is a spy museum that is supposed to be loads of fun.


half the fun is in trying to find it....and if you do find it you'll wind up being recruited  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 10:35 pm


Nope...he'd work around the stuff on the counter.  That's why I told Todd he needs to make him do it.  He listens to Todd, not to me.  If he doesn't deal with it I've got big trash bags that'll do just fine.


I've been watching Extreme Clutter with Peter Walsh on OWN...it's just Hoarders with heart.  but I love it....  I think Peter would have a field day...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/12 at 10:37 pm




Nope...he'd work around the stuff on the counter.  That's why I told Todd he needs to make him do it.  He listens to Todd, not to me.  If he doesn't deal with it I've got big trash bags that'll do just fine.



O0  when your done there, can you go to my mothers and do the same..... Cause that would be another argument I would more than readily like to avoid  :P





two womens trash is one man and woman's treasure!  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/14/12 at 9:27 am


I've been watching Extreme Clutter with Peter Walsh on OWN...it's just Hoarders with heart.  but I love it....  I think Peter would have a field day...


I think my neighbor is on her way to becoming one of those people you see on Hoarders...her house is crazy!!!  All but 2 rooms in her house are full of stuff...she attempts to be organized by using those big Rubbermade storage boxes but it's not working.  She has so much stuff, it's not junk, it's actually nice things like Christmas decorations but the amount of stuff is overwhelming.  I am NOT a neat freak, by any means but I go crazy when I'm there.  I have no idea how she lives like that, I guess it helps that she works long hours and isn't home much.  I do notice it's gotten worse nice her hubby left. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/14/12 at 10:04 am


I got to see the White House (before 9/11) decorated for Christmas... I was in Washington DC area for 6 months, I swore I would never want to go back.  Give it 5-7 years, and yah I will probably be willing to go back.


We will only be there for a week so it shouldn't be too bad.  Plus, I was thinking last night.  It is a good thing we decided against Dec/January.  The President takes his oath of office then.  I am thinking it will be way too crowded. ;D


I guess that's okay... I still want people to come do Disney land and Universal Hollywood with me!!!


I want to go to those places too.  It will take some saving, though.  It will happen, I promise. :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/14/12 at 10:58 am


I'd like to do to D.C. again, last time I was a kid.  There is a spy museum that is supposed to be loads of fun.


we loved it

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/14/12 at 11:04 am

Shoe shopping today.

Both Elizabeth and James needed new school shoes and Elizabeth needed new trainers (sneakers) for school sport. 

Plus I decided to treat myself to a new pair of smart shoes.  Mainly for work if I'm honest.

I was having fun trying to find the same shoes Elizabeth was trying on, but in my size.  And then asking her what she thought of them!  It took a couple of pairs before she realised I was winding her up. 

In the end I bought a pair of black t-bar shoes with a reasonable heel on them.  Elizabeth found a pair of black ballet pump style and some white trainers (only £7!).  James also has to have black shoes and we found a pair of trainers that pass muster.  Apparently they were on the ladies shelving but they don't look girly  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 11:24 am


Just don't let him and my mom hook up!  She has a matching set of 100 gallon ice cream buckets, 200 cool whip containers, and who know's what else. AND thank goodness catalogs aren't sent anymore, cause she has years 1984-2001 upstairs if any collector would like to buy them  :P



The last auction we went to, we bought a box of old catalogs for $15. I know it sounds strange. Why would anyone want an old catalog? That is our question exactly but people do. We have sold two of them already. One for $25 & the other for $28. We still have a whole bunch left. We are making a profit on this lot. As for your catalogs, if you have Christmas ones, they go really high on eBay. Check it out.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 11:30 am

Feeling better today but still not 100%. Stomach is still making noises but that could possibly be from the fact that it is totally empty. The only thing I have eaten in the last 48 hours was some soup, broth, a half of roll, a couple cups of tea, & some water. That is IT! I lost a total of 4 lbs. Tonight's dinner is going to be some chicken noodle soup.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/14/12 at 11:44 am

I'm better too, don't feel like I need to press the self distruct button for my head.  Lets see, I was talking in guilty pleasure about recording a or some Brak and Zorak stuff.  Maybe do something this weekend and something the next.  Doctors appointment on Monday.  Just a check up. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 11:53 am



The last auction we went to, we bought a box of old catalogs for $15. I know it sounds strange. Why would anyone want an old catalog? That is our question exactly but people do. We have sold two of them already. One for $25 & the other for $28. We still have a whole bunch left. We are making a profit on this lot. As for your catalogs, if you have Christmas ones, they go really high on eBay. Check it out.



Cat



damn! That's crazy!!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/14/12 at 11:56 am

could people want old catalogs to try and invent products not around any more?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 11:58 am



damn! That's crazy!!!!



Yeah, it is. Who would have thunk it.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 12:47 pm



Yeah, it is. Who would have thunk it.


Cat


I'm thinking of all the catalogs I've thrown away over the years!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 1:30 pm


I'm thinking of all the catalogs I've thrown away over the years!



You should do a search on eBay. You would not believe it. A 1943 Sears catalog sold for $129.49.  :o :o :o  Too bad, our catalogs didn't sell THAT high.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/14/12 at 1:47 pm


Extreme Cheapstakes!!!!  Dude dumpster dove for flowers and a tea pot  to give his wife...then he went to the outlet store and bought her a 29 cent box of animal crackers, a bottle of water and some lame squeezy skull ball/toy  then he went home found a card her friend sent her went she was sick, it was a get well card that she wrote hope to see you soon.  He stapled Happy Anniversary over the get well part, kept the hope to see you soon and then crossed out the friend's name and signed his own... then he took her to a fancy dinner and begged people for their left overs to take home  ;D
ooooo that is sooo not the man for me!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/14/12 at 1:51 pm



The last auction we went to, we bought a box of old catalogs for $15. I know it sounds strange. Why would anyone want an old catalog? That is our question exactly but people do. We have sold two of them already. One for $25 & the other for $28. We still have a whole bunch left. We are making a profit on this lot. As for your catalogs, if you have Christmas ones, they go really high on eBay. Check it out.



Cat
OMG :o....

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 1:54 pm


ooooo that is sooo not the man for me!



me either... I would've kicked his ass to the curb the first time he approached another table and asked them for their left overs.  Apparently he does this all of the time... you should check it out. I think it reruns tomorrow on TLC

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 1:55 pm


OMG :o ....


makes ya rethink it a bit huh??? tell ya what--- I will come there and take all the catalogs your mom is hoarding off your hands.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 2:16 pm


Extreme Cheapstakes!!!!  Dude dumpster dove for flowers and a tea pot  to give his wife...then he went to the outlet store and bought her a 29 cent box of animal crackers, a bottle of water and some lame squeezy skull ball/toy  then he went home found a card her friend sent her went she was sick, it was a get well card that she wrote hope to see you soon.  He stapled Happy Anniversary over the get well part, kept the hope to see you soon and then crossed out the friend's name and signed his own... then he took her to a fancy dinner and begged people for their left overs to take home  ;D



And his wife put up with this? I think she can do SOOOO much better. I know I have complained about Charlie being cheapo frugal but he has done nothing like that. When we were dating, there was one time he gave me a "used" card that he tore off half of. I felt like I wasn't even worth getting a NEW card that he had to give me a used card. When I did confront him about it, he explained it to me-he told me that he gave that to me because he LOVE the picture on it so much that he wanted to give it to me. It wasn't that he was giving me a "used card" as much as it was him giving me a picture that he loved. Yeah, I bought his answer.  ;D ;D


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 2:32 pm



And his wife put up with this? I think she can do SOOOO much better. I know I have complained about Charlie being cheapo frugal but he has done nothing like that. When we were dating, there was one time he gave me a "used" card that he tore off half of. I felt like I wasn't even worth getting a NEW card that he had to give me a used card. When I did confront him about it, he explained it to me-he told me that he gave that to me because he LOVE the picture on it so much that he wanted to give it to me. It wasn't that he was giving me a "used card" as much as it was him giving me a picture that he loved. Yeah, I bought his answer.  ;D ;D


Cat



just a suggestion.... if he loved the pic he should have framed it for you instead of giving it as a "used card"  jus' sayin'    guys don't always think that deeply tho do they  ;D


yeah I'm not sure why the woman put up with this dude for 25 yrs but she has....  he's a total jerk.  she even begged him not to approach other diners as her "anniversary gift"  but of course he did...she walked out....I'm certain all that was staged by the producers for dramatic effect tho. 


Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/14/12 at 2:41 pm


makes ya rethink it a bit huh??? tell ya what--- I will come there and take all the catalogs your mom is hoarding off your hands.
okay ...  deal!  O0  but you must stay for dinner  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 2:53 pm


okay ...  deal!  O0  but you must stay for dinner  :D


as long as you're not serving cheese covered feet topped with mushrooms, frogs and mice you're on!!!! :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/14/12 at 2:59 pm


as long as you're not serving cheese covered feet topped with mushrooms, frogs and mice you're on!!!! :D



That's what I was planning on having for dinner tonight.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/12 at 3:33 pm


No fun either.    :(

I'm having really bad allergies - one of my bosses brought her cat to work today and even though I'm TOTALLY allergic, I couldn't resist petting and playing with her.  She's such a beautiful little kitty.



Have you tried those hand gloves?  ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/12 at 3:35 pm


Can someone tell me why my father-in-law has 50,000 empty cottage cheese and chip dip containers?!?!?  ;D

I took him grocery shopping today and I noticed that he didn't put any of the stuff he bought into his cabinet(everything on top of his fridge and on his windowsill) so I took a look...no room for food just his plastic container collection and a couple rotten apples (I think, so beyond recognition).

Oh my goodness, I'm turning into my mother...I took everything out and piled it on his countertop for him to deal with in the morning, except my mom dumped all my drawers into a pile in the middle of my room.  ::)


50,000 containers?  :o Well you can always use them as cereal bowls my Mother uses big butter containers when they're finished and we use them for either soup or cereal bowls.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/12 at 3:38 pm


Feeling better today but still not 100%. Stomach is still making noises but that could possibly be from the fact that it is totally empty. The only thing I have eaten in the last 48 hours was some soup, broth, a half of roll, a couple cups of tea, & some water. That is IT! I lost a total of 4 lbs. Tonight's dinner is going to be some chicken noodle soup.


Cat


continue to feel better Cat.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/12 at 3:39 pm



That's what I was planning on having for dinner tonight.



Cat


;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/14/12 at 3:50 pm


as long as you're not serving cheese covered feet topped with mushrooms, frogs and mice you're on!!!! :D
Yep...  but my mother is cooking and that scares the heck outa me

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 5:43 pm



That's what I was planning on having for dinner tonight.



Cat



that's why stuff happens  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/12 at 5:44 pm


Yep...  but my mother is cooking and that scares the heck outa me



especially if her kitchen is as bad as you say it is!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/12 at 6:50 am


Yep...  but my mother is cooking and that scares the heck outa me


What about what she makes for dinner? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/15/12 at 9:25 am

Just got back from an orienteering event.  It was cold.  Not US winter cold but hovering around freezing and the ground was frozen solid in places.

It was a nice area, if a bit physical in places (steep rocky hillsides to climb up or down).

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/12 at 3:45 pm


I've been watching Extreme Clutter with Peter Walsh on OWN...it's just Hoarders with heart.  but I love it....  I think Peter would have a field day...


I started watching this cuz of this post.  I love it.  I love Peter Walsh.  I remember him from that show Clean Sweep (I think it was clean sweep).  He rocks!  So far I like it a lot better than Hoarders.  Not as gross anyway,

Thanks, Q!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 4:20 pm


I started watching this cuz of this post.  I love it.  I love Peter Walsh.  I remember him from that show Clean Sweep (I think it was clean sweep).  He rocks!  So far I like it a lot better than Hoarders.  Not as gross anyway,

Thanks, Q!


YAY!!! Yeah he was on Clean Sweep.  I loved that show too... it is better than hoarders he actually tries to help people come to terms with their hoarding.


did you see the one yet with Mack Phillips? That was awesome!  also, the one with the grand mom who's daughter was moving in with 3 step sons and a hubby so that mom doesn't live alone in the house since losing her hubby a yr ago and  son a few years before that.  That woman was in severe denial!  :o

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/12 at 4:28 pm

I saw the Mackenzie Phillips one and the one with a shopoholic with 100 pairs of shoes.  It is set to record so I will she the others, too.

I loved how he helped Mack.  I just hope she stays clean, it makes me so sad when she goes back to the drugs.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 4:45 pm


I saw the Mackenzie Phillips one and the one with a shopoholic with 100 pairs of shoes.  It is set to record so I will she the others, too.

I loved how he helped Mack.  I just hope she stays clean, it makes me so sad when she goes back to the drugs.



Me too.......god when she smashed that desk it had to feel so liberating!!!!


I have to shoe one sitting in my DVR at home! 

also, if you win you have to help a sister out--- but--- Suze Orman has a new show and there's a chance to win 50K after ep six.  The first ep just aired last week and is avail on line (will probably repeat too!)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/12 at 4:53 pm


I saw the Mackenzie Phillips one and the one with a shopoholic with 100 pairs of shoes.  It is set to record so I will she the others, too.

I loved how he helped Mack.  I just hope she stays clean, it makes me so sad when she goes back to the drugs.



I just finished watching the one with Mackenzie Phillips (on-line). I give her so much credit. Brave, brave woman.



Me too.......god when she smashed that desk it had to feel so liberating!!!!




I really think she NEEDED to do that. Very therapeutic-and cleansing.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 4:58 pm



I just finished watching the one with Mackenzie Phillips (on-line). I give her so much credit. Brave, brave woman.

I really think she NEEDED to do that. Very therapeutic-and cleansing.


Cat



absolutely. I just don't get holding onto that negative energy for as long as she did

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/15/12 at 5:27 pm

headache, bad mood

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/12 at 5:37 pm


headache, bad mood



(((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/12 at 5:40 pm



absolutely. I just don't get holding onto that negative energy for as long as she did



I don't think she really WANTED to hold on to it-but she didn't quite know how to let it go-because she had been holding on to it for so long. The fact that she called that guy in to help her showed that she was ready to let go. But, I don't think she was quite ready before.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 5:47 pm



I don't think she really WANTED to hold on to it-but she didn't quite know how to let it go-because she had been holding on to it for so long. The fact that she called that guy in to help her showed that she was ready to let go. But, I don't think she was quite ready before.


Cat


I get why she didn't go in the closet but I don't why, since she couldn't stand near the desk she didn't have her son remove it two years ago. 

I feel bad for her, hopefully she was able to open the lines of communication with bijou and repair that relationship.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/12 at 6:12 pm


I get why she didn't go in the closet but I don't why, since she couldn't stand near the desk she didn't have her son remove it two years ago. 

I feel bad for her, hopefully she was able to open the lines of communication with bijou and repair that relationship.



It seems like that whole ep was just a part of her healing process. I truly wish her peace.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 6:14 pm



It seems like that whole ep was just a part of her healing process. I truly wish her peace.


Cat


in a way all his eps are like that.  That's why he's on OWN. It's not about clearing your crap its about dealing with the reason why you feel the need to keep all that crap around.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/12 at 6:26 pm


in a way all his eps are like that.  That's why he's on OWN. It's not about clearing your crap its about dealing with the reason why you feel the need to keep all that crap around.



For the past couple of years, I have been trying to declutter the house and it is moving SOOOOO slow. Mainly because I am lazy and really don't want to get off this chair and move away from the computer to do work.  8-P But, since I started, the dinning room has been decluttered, painted, the floor has been sanded & polyurethane, new (old) furniture has bought and now the dinning room looks GREAT!!!! That is the only room in this house that has been completely redone. The living room has been painted but it hasn't been decluttered YET. And we won't talk about THIS room that I am sitting in now-or my bedroom.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 6:33 pm



For the past couple of years, I have been trying to declutter the house and it is moving SOOOOO slow. Mainly because I am lazy and really don't want to get off this chair and move away from the computer to do work.  8-P But, since I started, the dinning room has been decluttered, painted, the floor has been sanded & polyurethane, new (old) furniture has bought and now the dinning room looks GREAT!!!! That is the only room in this house that has been completely redone. The living room has been painted but it hasn't been decluttered YET. And we won't talk about THIS room that I am sitting in now-or my bedroom.  :-[



Cat



Oh I hear ya.  I wouldn't say my place is cluttered....some would but I don't  ;D    I have a lot of stuff. I love it all... I just moved from a decent sized apt to a small apt (all I could get with Carly) and I refused to let go of my "stuff"  I mentioned it before but, because we moved alot when I was a kid I feel like I have to be surrounded by my "stuff" to feel comfortable and "at home"  so I can't let my "stuff" go.  I'm not living like a hoarder... I've come close because I am a slob! But  I spent the better part of two weeks, end of the year/beginning of the month,  cleaning my entire apt.  I got rid of some stuff via good will and garbage. Three or four garbage bags and 5 grocery bags for good will..... that was as much as I could bear to part with.  my place is cleaner than it's been in years.

I remember when Peter Walsh was on Oprah in 2010 (or so) he was promoting his book  Your Clutter is Making you Fat.... I never got the book but some of the stuff he said on the show made sense. Since this year is the year of getting my life together (some days I do better than others) I have been working on my living conditions, my eating conditions, my weight and my biggest area of concern, financial conditions.... I screwed up again this month but hopefully things $$$wise will be back on track soon....everything else I seem to be making great strides and improvements!!! O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/15/12 at 7:10 pm

I've been decluttering myself.  I don't have much, but it seems I don't have room for anything.  Think I've mentioned in the past how much I love my closet disorganizer.  I've told my mom I hate it , but I have to keep it for some reason that seems stupid. 

I'm suppose to get rid of every single headache I get for the rest of my live.  ( based on what my mom said  she may not know how to speak)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/12 at 7:21 pm


headache, bad mood



feel better.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/12 at 7:26 pm

I'm trying to declutter slowly myself, my closet needs it, I have so many boxes one of them has old magazines of Penny Power from the early 1980's and other magazines too, Michael Jackson memorabilia, old music cassettes tapes and a shelf full of wrestling VCR tapes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/12 at 7:56 pm

I have clutter that I would love to throw away but we only have one garbage can so it will take a while.  I just wish my neighborhood would have one of those clean up weeks where the truck comes around and collects piles of junk.  I would so fill the curb with crap.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 8:15 pm


I have clutter that I would love to throw away but we only have one garbage can so it will take a while.  I just wish my neighborhood would have one of those clean up weeks where the truck comes around and collects piles of junk.  I would so fill the curb with crap.


YARD SALE!!!  ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/12 at 8:24 pm


YARD SALE!!!  ;)


I'm thinking about a yard sale myself.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 8:26 pm


I'm thinking about a yard sale myself.


don't sell your mj stuff in a yard sale... send it to me i'll sell it on ebay and give you a portion of it.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/12 at 8:30 pm


don't sell your mj stuff in a yard sale... send it to me i'll sell it on ebay and give you a portion of it.


I don't got much of it anyway I sold my MJ doll to someone, I have some magazines,posters, buttons and articles.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/12 at 9:41 pm


YARD SALE!!!  ;)



Not my stuff.  It is mostly crap.  I tend to use stuff till it falls apart on me. :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/12 at 10:17 pm


Not my stuff.  It is mostly crap.  I tend to use stuff till it falls apart on me. :D


GOTCHA

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: gibbo on 01/15/12 at 11:29 pm

Every now and then, I just get fed up and chuck most things (considered clutter) away.  I lost most of my childhood mementos that way. I have a box of sheet music from the 70's and 80's that will go next ... followed by about 300 Phantom comics. I'll probbaly try to sell those last two items...

I deleted all but two PM's yesterday. Feels liberating... :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/16/12 at 5:59 am

There's going to be a large reunion of schools (all kinds) in my 'old' neighborhood on March 3, 2012. After giving it considerable thought, I decided to go too. You never know who you might run into (again)...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/16/12 at 6:47 am


Not my stuff.  It is mostly crap.  I tend to use stuff till it falls apart on me. :D


How many years have you kept your stuff? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/16/12 at 6:57 am


There's going to be a large reunion of schools (all kinds) in my 'old' neighborhood on March 3, 2012. After giving it considerable thought, I decided to go too. You never know who you might run into (again)...


I think my high school will be having a reunion The 20th anniversary for the people who are graduates of 1992.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/16/12 at 7:07 am


How many years have you kept your stuff? ???


Depends on what the stuff is.  If it is still usable and I use it, I won't toss it.  I don't care how old it is.  I am a cheapskate and hate to buy new stuff if I don't have to.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/16/12 at 7:13 am


Depends on what the stuff is.  If it is still usable and I use it, I won't toss it.  I don't care how old it is.  I am a cheapskate and hate to buy new stuff if I don't have to.


In a box in my closet, I have Michael Jackson memorabilia that I have kept for 25 years.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/16/12 at 11:04 am


There's going to be a large reunion of schools (all kinds) in my 'old' neighborhood on March 3, 2012. After giving it considerable thought, I decided to go too. You never know who you might run into (again)...


hope you have a good time!


I love reuniting with ppl I went to HS with.  even tho we didn't all hang out in HS we've become a close knit group in the last two years!

I went to so many schools as a kid so a large reunion would never work for me... 7 schools, 2 countries, 3 US states, it'd be a logistics nightmare.  I have one friend from 5th and 6th grade on FB and a few HS friends...everyone else is gone.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/16/12 at 12:35 pm


hope you have a good time!


Thanks! I hope I have, too.


I love reuniting with ppl I went to HS with.  even tho we didn't all hang out in HS we've become a close knit group in the last two years!

I went to so many schools as a kid so a large reunion would never work for me... 7 schools, 2 countries, 3 US states, it'd be a logistics nightmare.  I have one friend from 5th and 6th grade on FB and a few HS friends...everyone else is gone.


Well, I've lived in the same city for over 40 years now, so no such problems for me.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/16/12 at 5:16 pm


Every now and then, I just get fed up and chuck most things (considered clutter) away.  I lost most of my childhood mementos that way. I have a box of sheet music from the 70's and 80's that will go next ... followed by about 300 Phantom comics. I'll probbaly try to sell those last two items...

I deleted all but two PM's yesterday. Feels liberating... :)


They were both from me, weren't they?  ;D ;D 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/12 at 5:54 pm

Just got off the phone with one of my sisters. My other two sisters are FINALLY home and my dad is being care for by in-home nurses. We are now able to make plans-such as, taking a trip to D.C., & taking a trip to PR. We don't know exactly WHEN we are going to do either but at least now we can make plans.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/16/12 at 6:22 pm

had my doctors appointment today.  It went good,but I think my colestral is a little high.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/16/12 at 11:40 pm


Just got off the phone with one of my sisters. My other two sisters are FINALLY home and my dad is being care for by in-home nurses. We are now able to make plans-such as, taking a trip to D.C., & taking a trip to PR. We don't know exactly WHEN we are going to do either but at least now we can make plans.



Cat



yay!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/17/12 at 12:16 am

Sounds like fun Henk.  Hope you have a good time.


Cat - Glad your sisters and dad are back home again

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 12:44 am


gotta work graves tonight... I've already been here 90mins... 8.5 hrs to go... I'm exhausted.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/17/12 at 5:39 am

The prospect of a reunion got me all excited, so I've tried locating some old classmates (kindergarten/elementary) on Facebook. I've found a few, and so far one of them accepted me as a friend. :D

Haven't spoken to her or seen her in like 33 years... :o ...and even back then we weren't the closest of friends!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/12 at 6:44 am


Just got off the phone with one of my sisters. My other two sisters are FINALLY home and my dad is being care for by in-home nurses. We are now able to make plans-such as, taking a trip to D.C., & taking a trip to PR. We don't know exactly WHEN we are going to do either but at least now we can make plans.



Cat


YAY That's good news!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/12 at 6:46 am


gotta work graves tonight... I've already been here 90mins... 8.5 hrs to go... I'm exhausted.


I would hate to work the graveyard shift, like working at midnight and coming home in the early morning.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 7:48 am



I'm dying... I did not sleep like I planned on Monday... 90 more minutes.... ugh!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/17/12 at 8:11 am



I'm dying... I did not sleep like I planned on Monday... 90 more minutes.... ugh!


Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 8:12 am


Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day...




are you trying to cheer me up?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/17/12 at 8:29 am



are you trying to cheer me up?


Is it working..? :D ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 8:37 am


Is it working..? :D ;D


only because at least you're giving me someone to talk to so that's keeping me awake.... 45 more minutes!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/17/12 at 8:50 am


only because at least you're giving me someone to talk to so that's keeping me awake.... 45 more minutes!


Oh great! So should you fall asleep it'll be all my fault!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 9:23 am

So a few months ago we started Jake (13 year old chocolate lab) on some new meds for his joints and pain...well, the meds are no longer as effective as they had been.  Last night he couldn't walk up my driveway so I had to almost carry his back-end (like wheel barrow style).  Today he would stand for more then a few seconds and he is breathing heavy...You know, this sucks!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/17/12 at 9:43 am


So a few months ago we started Jake (13 year old chocolate lab) on some new meds for his joints and pain...well, the meds are no longer as effective as they had been.  Last night he couldn't walk up my driveway so I had to almost carry his back-end (like wheel barrow style).  Today he would stand for more then a few seconds and he is breathing heavy...You know, this sucks!!!


That does not sound good at all. :( Is there anything else that can be done?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 9:53 am


Oh great! So should you fall asleep it'll be all my fault!


Yep. Fortunately for u tho im off duty now and I survived

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 9:55 am


So a few months ago we started Jake (13 year old chocolate lab) on some new meds for his joints and pain...well, the meds are no longer as effective as they had been.  Last night he couldn't walk up my driveway so I had to almost carry his back-end (like wheel barrow style).  Today he would stand for more then a few seconds and he is breathing heavy...You know, this sucks!!!


Hugs carol. It does suck!  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 10:12 am


Hugs carol. It does suck!  :\'(


Thanks, part of me wishes he would just pass away right here in the house but he's 120 (+/-) pounds, what do I do if he does?  Then again how in the hell am I gonna get him in the car?  I hate my husband (not really but why is this always left up to me?)!!

Anyway, I guess the next decision is...before or after I get the kids.  I guess they need to decide, maybe I'll pick them up a little bit early.

Sorry for the depressing post.

Thanks, again.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 10:52 am


Thanks, part of me wishes he would just pass away right here in the house but he's 120 (+/-) pounds, what do I do if he does?  Then again how in the hell am I gonna get him in the car?  I hate my husband (not really but why is this always left up to me?)!!

Anyway, I guess the next decision is...before or after I get the kids.  I guess they need to decide, maybe I'll pick them up a little bit early.

Sorry for the depressing post.

Thanks, again.


No needto apologize. It's the hardest thing about being owned by a dog.
Definitely after. Let the kids get their goodbyes in.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 10:55 am


That does not sound good at all. :( Is there anything else that can be done?


Sorry, I didn't see this...

No, he's 13 and his hips are shot and he was on the strongest medicine available.  So, I know what's best, but I need the strength to it.  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 11:01 am


Sorry, I didn't see this...

No, he's 13 and his hips are shot and he was on the strongest medicine available.  So, I know what's best, but I need the strength to it.  :\'(


People will tell you knowing he'll no longer be in pain helps but it's a lie. We do it because it's the right thing to do but it does nothing to ease the pain, internal conflict and void left behind but I guess they mean well.

My heart is with you. Its not much but it's all I got.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/17/12 at 11:18 am

not a good situation currently discussed.  I read, I feel.

Guess I'm doing the same I'm not sure what I'm doing, but I'll try to make it end as something.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/17/12 at 11:28 am


Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day...





...A poor player struts & frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound & fury signifying nothing.


;)


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 12:13 pm


Consider me clueless.  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/17/12 at 12:26 pm


Consider me clueless.  :-\\



Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 5.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/12 at 1:18 pm

Just to report, more important things have to be attended to, at home or online, so I will be briefly around and return when all has cleared up. Don't worry nothing has gone wrong. Otherwise all is fine.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/17/12 at 1:46 pm


Sorry, I didn't see this...

No, he's 13 and his hips are shot and he was on the strongest medicine available.  So, I know what's best, but I need the strength to it.  :\'(


Carol, my heart breaks for you.  :\'(  I am so sorry you are going through this right now.  Snoz was right on in her post.  (I tried to quote it but it was being difficult.)  Anyway, I went through the same thing in August with my beloved Niko, and it just about sent me right over the edge.  It's a horrible thing to have to do, but remember it takes a hell of a lot more love to let them go then it does to keep them around.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 3:40 pm


Carol, my heart breaks for you.  :\'(  I am so sorry you are going through this right now.  Snoz was right on in her post.  (I tried to quote it but it was being difficult.)  Anyway, I went through the same thing in August with my beloved Niko, and it just about sent me right over the edge.  It's a horrible thing to have to do, but remember it takes a hell of a lot more love to let them go then it does to keep them around.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Thanks Ash, had an appointment for 4:30 but had to change it until the morning because just like I figured I could not get him into the van.  Poor guy, can't even walk but still fought me the entire time, I just had to give up.  Will have to wait until Todd is home tomorrow morning to help me. 

Sorry about Niko.  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 3:45 pm

So, I get home from picking up the kids and I see an ambulance, a rescue squad truck and a sherrif's car at my "across the street" neighbor's house.  Apparently the man died a few days ago and no one knew. If his golfing buddy's didn't become concerned who knows how long he would have been there.  I kinda feel bad I never got to know him very well.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 3:55 pm



Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 5.



Cat


Ah. I didn't read tgat one.

JC
R&j
H
And couple others I can't think of right now.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/12 at 7:49 pm



I'm dying... I did not sleep like I planned on Monday... 90 more minutes.... ugh!



could you take a small nap? ??? or you could down a small bottle of 5 hour energy.  ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/12 at 7:50 pm


So a few months ago we started Jake (13 year old chocolate lab) on some new meds for his joints and pain...well, the meds are no longer as effective as they had been.  Last night he couldn't walk up my driveway so I had to almost carry his back-end (like wheel barrow style).  Today he would stand for more then a few seconds and he is breathing heavy...You know, this sucks!!!


I'm sorry that your dog is in pain.  :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/12 at 7:54 pm


So, I get home from picking up the kids and I see an ambulance, a rescue squad truck and a sherrif's car at my "across the street" neighbor's house.  Apparently the man died a few days ago and no one knew. If his golfing buddy's didn't become concerned who knows how long he would have been there.  I kinda feel bad I never got to know him very well.



my condolences Carol.  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/17/12 at 8:01 pm


I'm sorry that your dog is in pain.  :(

I echo that statement.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 10:16 pm



could you take a small nap? ??? or you could down a small bottle of 5 hour energy.  ???


Well I was at work so it would be inappropriate for me to nap and I didn't have any 5hr energy. Plus I was off in 90 mins so why would I want 5 hrs of energy when it was almost time to go to bed?
;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/17/12 at 11:10 pm


Well I was at work so it would be inappropriate for me to nap and I didn't have any 5hr energy. Plus I was off in 90 mins so why would I want 5 hrs of energy when it was almost time to go to bed?
;D


Do you know they now sell 14hr energy...I can't imagine drinking that, I'd be bouncing off the walls. 


I took a nap in the car while waiting to get the kids, I know at one point my body did that jumping thing, I probably looked like a spaz.  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/12 at 11:11 pm


Do you know they now sell 14hr energy...I can't imagine drinking that, I'd be bouncing off the walls. 




that could get me thru one of my horrendous 14hr shifts.


I took a nap in the car while waiting to get the kids, I know at one point my body did that jumping thing, I probably looked like a spaz.  :D

;D 


I nearly drove into the car next to me on the way home....several times.  god I was tired!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/12 at 6:49 am


Well I was at work so it would be inappropriate for me to nap and I didn't have any 5hr energy. Plus I was off in 90 mins so why would I want 5 hrs of energy when it was almost time to go to bed?
;D


to give you even more energy.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/12 at 6:50 am


Do you know they now sell 14hr energy...I can't imagine drinking that, I'd be bouncing off the walls. 


I took a nap in the car while waiting to get the kids, I know at one point my body did that jumping thing, I probably looked like a spaz.  :D



14 hr energy? Wow I can't imagine me drinking that and keeping awake for 14 hours.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 12:23 pm



14 hr energy? Wow I can't imagine me drinking that and keeping awake for 14 hours.


I wonder about that stuff, if you drink it all at once how does it last for 14 hours unless it's time-released.  ??? 

I've tried the 5hr stuff, didn't really seem to do much for me.  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/12 at 12:56 pm


I wonder about that stuff, if you drink it all at once how does it last for 14 hours unless it's time-released.  ??? 

I've tried the 5hr stuff, didn't really seem to do much for me.  :-\\


Me either. Caffeine usually has the opposite affect on me.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/12 at 12:59 pm


to give you even more energy.


You're missing the point Howard - the goal was to be in bed in 2hrs. If I drank a 5hr energy drink I wouldve been awake 3hrs longer than I wanted to be.

Well not really because like I just told Carol, they don't keep me energized but still...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/12 at 12:59 pm


Been thinking about u today carol

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 2:31 pm


Been thinking about u today carol


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/18/12 at 2:56 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(


Oh honey.  I'm sending love your way.  :\'(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 3:46 pm


Oh honey.  I'm sending love your way.  :\'(


Thanks!!  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/18/12 at 4:46 pm


So a few months ago we started Jake (13 year old chocolate lab) on some new meds for his joints and pain...well, the meds are no longer as effective as they had been.  Last night he couldn't walk up my driveway so I had to almost carry his back-end (like wheel barrow style).  Today he would stand for more then a few seconds and he is breathing heavy...You know, this sucks!!!
Oh (((((hugs))))) it is so difficult when our most loyal companions, friends, and family are having a hard time of it!  It is just terrible, but do know you have given him a forever home and a forever family! 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/18/12 at 4:47 pm


Sorry, I didn't see this...

No, he's 13 and his hips are shot and he was on the strongest medicine available.  So, I know what's best, but I need the strength to it.  :\'(
There is nothing I can say that will help... Sorry!  Loves!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/18/12 at 4:54 pm


So, I get home from picking up the kids and I see an ambulance, a rescue squad truck and a sherrif's car at my "across the street" neighbor's house.  Apparently the man died a few days ago and no one knew. If his golfing buddy's didn't become concerned who knows how long he would have been there.  I kinda feel bad I never got to know him very well.
eewww ick (for some reason, unknown deaths and dead bodies lying around for days just creeps me out!), I would give you some Karma but it will have to wait till tomorrow. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/18/12 at 4:59 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(
I remember thinking I saw my cat out of the corner of my eye sooo many times after he passed.  We are so used to them being there, their sounds, and their presence our mind must deceive us. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/18/12 at 5:03 pm

Had to take my daughter for an emergency visit to the dentist.  This morning, right after we get to school to start the day, she mentions she has a lump in her mouth.  It was a big white pussy lump on her gums, at the base of a tooth...  UGHHH an abscess (she has had one before and the tooth had to be removed).  Yep she is "prone" to them and another tooth had to be removed.  Poor kid said "I am going to be the creepy kid who looks like I never brush my teeth."  She is the one that brushes, so frustrating.  She has her fathers genetics for teeth and dental bills.  1 extraction, 1 cap and 1 spacer with Nitrous = $500  thank you...  Ouch.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/18/12 at 5:48 pm


Sorry, I didn't see this...

No, he's 13 and his hips are shot and he was on the strongest medicine available.  So, I know what's best, but I need the strength to it.  :\'(



I had to make the ultimate decision for my Bear many years ago. It was the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. I knew it was the best thing for him but that didn't make it any easier. 

Just know in your heart that you did everything you could.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 6:28 pm



I had to make the ultimate decision for my Bear many years ago. It was the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. I knew it was the best thing for him but that didn't make it any easier. 

Just know in your heart that you did everything you could.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))



Cat


Thank you!!  I know I did especially how bad he got in one days time, like he didn't even know us anymore.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/18/12 at 7:06 pm

I'm so sorry Carol. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 7:12 pm


I'm so sorry Carol.


Thank you!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/12 at 7:14 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(


My heart breaks for you and your family.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/18/12 at 7:16 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(


Oh, sweetie, I am so sorry. :(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/12 at 7:19 pm


I wonder about that stuff, if you drink it all at once how does it last for 14 hours unless it's time-released.  ??? 

I've tried the 5hr stuff, didn't really seem to do much for me.  :-\\


I push carts for 4 hours and right there I have 10 hours left, I'd rather stick to coffee instead.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/18/12 at 7:20 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(

I am so so sorry to hear this. :\'( :\'( :\'(

I went through a similar situation when we lost Chloe five months ago.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/12 at 7:20 pm


Thanks, it was a difficult morning but I know I did the right thing.  I swear I thought I heard his collar jingling.  :(


I'm sending good karma your way.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 9:54 pm


I am so so sorry to hear this. :\'( :\'( :\'(

I went through a similar situation when we lost Chloe five months ago.


Thanks, Jeff.  :)

I owe ya some karma.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/18/12 at 10:03 pm


My heart breaks for you and your family.


It's funny...I'm good and then something will get me going...saw a tennis ball in my neighbors yard, I cried. Thinking about how much leg room I'll have in bed...I cried.  Reading a book and a character is from San LABRADOR...

It's a bit easier since we have other fur-babies to keep us busy.


Oh, sweetie, I am so sorry. :(


Thanks you!!


I'm sending good karma your way.  :)


Thanks Howard!!


I just have to say how fortunate I feel right now, you all have made my day much better, just reading everyone's posts makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!! :)


Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 2:54 am


It's funny...I'm good and then something will get me going...saw a tennis ball in my neighbors yard, I cried. Thinking about how much leg room I'll have in bed...I cried.  Reading a book and a character is from San LABRADOR...






I hear ya... after I came home from losing Carly I couldn't watch GH because one of the main characters is Carly and everytime they said her name it set me to tears. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 2:59 am




OMG I love my life.  I just came back from an evening where they screened a doc about Carol Channing at the Paley Center. It's called Larger than Life and I highly suggest you check it out.


Lily Tomlin moderated.  Carol Channing was supposed to be there but couldn't because she lost her husband last month.  Joanne Worley, Carol Cook, Bruce Vilanch, and the director of the film were on the panel.


Rose Marie, Julie Newmar (hi cat!), Dee Wallace (stone), Connie Stevens, Deanna Lund, Ruta Lee, Tipi Hedren and some people I didn't recognize were all in the audience.  I got pics with all of them but I gotta wait (probably weeks  >:( )_  to get my pics because we decided it'd be easier to use one camera.  It was a great night.


Friday I'm supposed to be meeting Betty White, Val B., Wendy M. and Jane L. on the set of Hot in Cleveland....

Next Friday I'm gonna try and get close to Viola Davis since they are honoring her at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. And I heard my buddy Melissa McCarthy has been named one of the "people to watch" so hopefully I can FINALLY get a pic with her!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/19/12 at 7:00 am

Friday I'm supposed to be meeting Betty White, Val B., Wendy M. and Jane L. on the set of Hot in Cleveland...

Wow that's cool.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/19/12 at 7:07 am




OMG I love my life.  I just came back from an evening where they screened a doc about Carol Channing at the Paley Center. It's called Larger than Life and I highly suggest you check it out.


Lily Tomlin moderated.  Carol Channing was supposed to be there but couldn't because she lost her husband last month.  Joanne Worley, Carol Cook, Bruce Vilanch, and the director of the film were on the panel.


Rose Marie, Julie Newmar (hi cat!), Dee Wallace (stone), Connie Stevens, Deanna Lund, Ruta Lee, Tipi Hedren and some people I didn't recognize were all in the audience.  I got pics with all of them but I gotta wait (probably weeks  >:( )_  to get my pics because we decided it'd be easier to use one camera.  It was a great night.


Friday I'm supposed to be meeting Betty White, Val B., Wendy M. and Jane L. on the set of Hot in Cleveland....

Next Friday I'm gonna try and get close to Viola Davis since they are honoring her at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. And I heard my buddy Melissa McCarthy has been named one of the "people to watch" so hopefully I can FINALLY get a pic with her!
Very cool Q!  I hope it all works out and you get the pictures/experiences you want.  I have to live vicariously through you O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/19/12 at 8:24 am

As usual, it's so cool to hear of your minglings wih your celebs, Q.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/19/12 at 11:01 am


It's funny...I'm good and then something will get me going...saw a tennis ball in my neighbors yard, I cried. Thinking about how much leg room I'll have in bed...I cried.  Reading a book and a character is from San LABRADOR...

It's a bit easier since we have other fur-babies to keep us busy.

Thanks you!!

Thanks Howard!!


I just have to say how fortunate I feel right now, you all have made my day much better, just reading everyone's posts makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!! :)



I suggest that sometime in the next week or so, take a visit to your local humane society and adopt a new four legged friend. You will NOT be replacing the one you just lost. But, by giving love to someone who needs it, you will be filling that hole that is in your heart right now.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/19/12 at 11:03 am




OMG I love my life.  I just came back from an evening where they screened a doc about Carol Channing at the Paley Center. It's called Larger than Life and I highly suggest you check it out.


Lily Tomlin moderated.  Carol Channing was supposed to be there but couldn't because she lost her husband last month.  Joanne Worley, Carol Cook, Bruce Vilanch, and the director of the film were on the panel.


Rose Marie, Julie Newmar (hi cat!), Dee Wallace (stone), Connie Stevens, Deanna Lund, Ruta Lee, Tipi Hedren and some people I didn't recognize were all in the audience.  I got pics with all of them but I gotta wait (probably weeks  >:( )_  to get my pics because we decided it'd be easier to use one camera.  It was a great night.


Friday I'm supposed to be meeting Betty White, Val B., Wendy M. and Jane L. on the set of Hot in Cleveland....

Next Friday I'm gonna try and get close to Viola Davis since they are honoring her at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. And I heard my buddy Melissa McCarthy has been named one of the "people to watch" so hopefully I can FINALLY get a pic with her!



Way cool. I always loved Carol Channing.


BTW, did I ever tell you that I once got an email from Julie Newmar?



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 11:30 am



Way cool. I always loved Carol Channing.


BTW, did I ever tell you that I once got an email from Julie Newmar?



Cat


You really should watch the film when it come on DVD. That love story melted my cold dark heart.  :)

No you didn't tell me about that. Cool.  We have fancy cameras that can tale great pics in low light. She was happy about no flash. So we had to retake them. Honestly the no flash pics were better cuz w/ flash she was all washed out.

Rose Marie asked if we had film in our cameras. I'm fairly certain she cracking wise butt friend thought she was being 100 and didn't know about digital.  I hope she was cracking wise.  :-\\

No you

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/19/12 at 1:40 pm



Way cool. I always loved Carol Channing.


BTW, did I ever tell you that I once got an email from Julie Newmar?



Cat


That's great what did Julie have to say?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/19/12 at 3:50 pm




OMG I love my life.  I just came back from an evening where they screened a doc about Carol Channing at the Paley Center. It's called Larger than Life and I highly suggest you check it out.


Lily Tomlin moderated.  Carol Channing was supposed to be there but couldn't because she lost her husband last month.  Joanne Worley, Carol Cook, Bruce Vilanch, and the director of the film were on the panel.


Rose Marie, Julie Newmar (hi cat!), Dee Wallace (stone), Connie Stevens, Deanna Lund, Ruta Lee, Tipi Hedren and some people I didn't recognize were all in the audience.  I got pics with all of them but I gotta wait (probably weeks  >:( )_  to get my pics because we decided it'd be easier to use one camera.  It was a great night.


Friday I'm supposed to be meeting Betty White, Val B., Wendy M. and Jane L. on the set of Hot in Cleveland....

Next Friday I'm gonna try and get close to Viola Davis since they are honoring her at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. And I heard my buddy Melissa McCarthy has been named one of the "people to watch" so hopefully I can FINALLY get a pic with her!


BETTY!!!!! 



Sooo cool!  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 5:01 pm



BETTY!!!!! 



Sooo cool!  :D



;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/19/12 at 5:07 pm



BETTY!!!!! 



Sooo cool!  :D



I can call you Betty and Betty when you call me you can call me AL.



Oops, wrong thread.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 5:13 pm



I can call you Betty and Betty when you call me you can call me AL.



Oops, wrong thread.



Cat


Great. Now that's gonna be stuck in my head for awhile.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/19/12 at 5:30 pm


Great. Now that's gonna be stuck in my head for awhile.



Glad I could help.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/19/12 at 5:39 pm

If you get me a Betty White autograph I will do...well...just about anything!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 5:55 pm


If you get me a Betty White autograph I will do...well...just about anything!!!

Ha. I can try but she doesn't really sign much any more. They were at paleyfest & I got all bit her. :-(
I'm going for the pic (if I can get a camera in) 1st.  ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/19/12 at 6:14 pm


Ha. I can try but she doesn't really sign much any more. They were at paleyfest & I got all bit her. :-(
I'm going for the pic (if I can get a camera in) 1st.  ;)

That's nice...I hope you can get one.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/19/12 at 6:36 pm

My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 6:37 pm


That's nice...I hope you can get one.

Thanks Jeff  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/12 at 6:39 pm


My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!


Poor kid. & what a trooper. I'd've thrown all kinds of fits for attention.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/19/12 at 6:40 pm


My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!


:(  Poor baby.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/19/12 at 6:45 pm


Poor kid. & what a trooper. I'd've thrown all kinds of fits for attention.
Yes she is quite a trooper!  Unfortunately all day yesterday she knew it was coming (as she had an abscess last year, and they pulled the tooth) but she never cried or fretted.  Just wanted me to hold her hand and sit on my lap when they weren't working with her.  I asked her this morning if she was sure she did not want to stay at home...  but she said no.  Hopefully pain meds will kick in before bed.  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/19/12 at 6:46 pm


:(  Poor baby.
Yes...  yes it is, I think she is handling it better than me.  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/19/12 at 7:46 pm


Yes...  yes it is, I think she is handling it better than me.  :P


Isn't that always the truth?  I hate it when my daughter hurts.  She was over her broken leg quicker than I will ever be. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/20/12 at 7:06 am



I can call you Betty and Betty when you call me you can call me AL.



Oops, wrong thread.



Cat



HA HA HA!  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/20/12 at 7:07 am


My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!


Hope she feels better. :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/20/12 at 8:01 am


My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!


Poor kiddo, hope she's feeling better soon.  :(  Hang in there, Mom!  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/20/12 at 8:22 am

Sami: Poor little thing, I hope she feels better soon.
How is your thumb/hand feeling?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/20/12 at 11:08 am


My poor babies jaw hurts more today than it did yesterday getting the tooth pulled  :\'(  I gave her some Children Motrin this morning. She could not chew her cereal, so I opened some yogurt and she did not eat much of it.    I then sent a bottle with a note and directions to the nurse to give her some more at 1:30...  Unfortunately the nurse forgot to give it to her, and when Bre asked the teacher the teacher told her "maybe after their test."  Then the teacher was talking to another student after the test, and Bre ended up coming to me after school hurting so.  Luckily she was able to eat her lunch, the Motrin hadn't worn off.  But tonight she still can not eat supper, and I gave her Tylenol after school and it has not really helped.  UGGG, I hate trying to catch up in the pain game, specially with a little.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  Poor kid!



((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))) to the little one.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/20/12 at 12:23 pm

I've got a killer headache today!!  I guess it's because we're supposed to get rain and my head is a barometer.  :D

Went to the cable place today to get a replacement box, our power was out a few days ago and when the power came on it must have fried the box, power surge I suppose.

Got a few groceries, vacuumed, did some laundry, cleaned bathrooms and started cooking taco meat.

Will pick kids up from school before too long, Megan has a friend staying the night. 

Todd has had either a stomach bug or food poisioning, not really sure...no one else has gotten sick *knock wood*. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/20/12 at 12:36 pm

Ir rained last night here so I'm headachey too.  Was going to see if I could do a Brak recording.  I'm supposed to get some blood work at some time in which I'll need to fast a little, but my new insurance company is being an @$$.  Whatever

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/20/12 at 2:43 pm

This is a sad week for music. First him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOrQTh_Cq7U


..and now her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uunRdQ61M

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/20/12 at 3:20 pm

I had this long sleeved off whit T-shirt that I love but I got a stain on it that I couldn't remove so I'm in the process of dying it a nice wine color.  Hopefully it turns out good, been a while since I've dyed anything.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/20/12 at 4:10 pm

wet, no sun, not raining, just staying wet all day.  Think I'll just finish testing in the game room here and see if I'll be in a better mood to try and record tomorrow or the next day.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/20/12 at 4:55 pm


Poor kiddo, hope she's feeling better soon.  :(  Hang in there, Mom!  :)

Sami: Poor little thing, I hope she feels better soon.
How is your thumb/hand feeling?


((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))) to the little one.



Cat

Hope she feels better. :)
Thanks everyone!  Today she was much better.  Hopefully it continues to improve, and no dry socket. 

As for my hand, no noticeable bruising anymore, but it still stings like a mo... fo....  if I hit it just right or move it suddenly...  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/20/12 at 5:23 pm


wet, no sun, not raining, just staying wet all day.  Think I'll just finish testing in the game room here and see if I'll be in a better mood to try and record tomorrow or the next day.



The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D


Hope your feeling better.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/20/12 at 5:32 pm

some day the sun will come
stuck crud will come undune

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/20/12 at 7:30 pm

I've got a killer headache today!!  I guess it's because we're supposed to get rain and my head is a barometer.

feel better Carol.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/21/12 at 2:24 am

I had a great time at Hot in Cleavland!
The episode was funny. Guest stars were steven weber (Wings), Christopher Goram (Covert Affairs), Curtis Armstrong (Booger in Nerds among other things), and dan lauria (dad from wonder years) was in the audience.

Got pics with dan l. Chritopher g. And wendie m. 
Unfortunately Betty, Val and Jane left the stage pretty quickly my friends and I were not well choreographed so we missed a few opportunities but now we know better if there is a next time!  8)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/12 at 4:50 am


Just to report, more important things have to be attended to, at home or online, so I will be briefly around and return when all has cleared up. Don't worry nothing has gone wrong. Otherwise all is fine.
I am back all is fine, headaches have been cured, hopefully normal service can resume.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/21/12 at 6:24 am


I had a great time at Hot in Cleavland!
The episode was funny. Guest stars were steven weber (Wings), Christopher Goram (Covert Affairs), Curtis Armstrong (Booger in Nerds among other things), and dan lauria (dad from wonder years) was in the audience.

Got pics with dan l. Chritopher g. And wendie m. 
Unfortunately Betty, Val and Jane left the stage pretty quickly my friends and I were not well choreographed so we missed a few opportunities but now we know better if there is a next time!  8)


can't wait to see the pictures.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/21/12 at 6:24 am


I am back all is fine, headaches have been cured, hopefully normal service can resume.



glad to see you back.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/12 at 6:50 am



glad to see you back.
I am happy to be back.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/21/12 at 7:56 am



The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D


Hope your feeling better.


Cat


Too wet to go out and too cold to play ball.  So we sat in the house.  We did nothing at all.

Dr. Seuss rocks!  (I should wear my alien Seuss hat as I type that.)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/21/12 at 9:39 am


can't wait to see the pictures.


you're not on facebook.  I only post a couple pics here. all the good pics are on facebook

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/21/12 at 6:50 pm

Man I feel down.  I tried to record something,but I just don;t know if I can any more.  When I first started recording, I was starting to go deaf in my left ear ( left ear is better for speech).  Now I have the CI for my left ear, but my right ear which I heard music better with is almost deaf.  No recording, I cant do it now.  I was starting to wonder if I ever could sing.  Well yes, I didn't make the teachers decide weather I should go to honor choir in 7th grade or not.  Forget it, no anything having to do with voice or singing.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/22/12 at 9:24 am


I am back all is fine, headaches have been cured, hopefully normal service can resume.


Glad to have you back.  Happy you are feeling better now.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/12 at 10:38 am


Glad to have you back.  Happy you are feeling better now.
Life is easier for a while, but there are still some urgent needs still to be done.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/22/12 at 12:28 pm


I am back all is fine, headaches have been cured, hopefully normal service can resume.

That is excellent news. Glad you are feeling better.

I had a little headache of my own last night, but after I ate a good meal, I felt much better.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/22/12 at 1:13 pm

Megan's friend who spent Friday night has stayed the whole weekend!!  I've got to take them to a friend's birthday party a little later.

Been doing a little bit of cleaning and now I'm trying to decide on dinner. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/22/12 at 1:43 pm

I was going through my pants a few hours ago and I felt I need to keep updating my wardrobe, I was also trying on a few of them and boy I let myself go after all these years, I used to be a 36/30 and now I'm a 38/30(32?) and my Father has the gall to call me fat?  :o ::) He's 250lbs and I'm 190 so compared to him I'm pretty fit so he shouldn't talk! At least I'm working and he's home all day sitting by the computer (once in a while) so don't call me fat!  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/22/12 at 2:08 pm

I went to bed early last night so I can go to Church.  Had my hearing aid in the right and my CI on the left.  Cant seem to make out the words.  Someone signs the songs and that's why my mom wants me to go.  I don't know the songs that are being sang and cant hear them, so I'm looking at the words as well as trying to watch the signing and see if I can recall any words in sign.  I soon just decided to watch the signing.  Couldn't recall much of anything and down because of the hearing loss and how hard things seem to be for me these days, but that's the way it is.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/22/12 at 2:41 pm

Got back earlier this evening from a weekend in the Lake District.  About 30 of us got together for a walking weekend. 

Yesterday the weather was very windy and wet and there was a threat of snow on the tops.  Dai went off with one crowd to do a walk that would be fairly adventurous weather- dependent on how high or far they would go exactly.  I went with the children and others on the easier low level walk, going straight out of the place we were staying.

In the event our group walked about the furthest!  we made such good time in the first half of the walk that the walk leader added an extra loop.  We expected to walk about 5 or 6 miles and actually did 9 or 10!

Dai's group found the winds too strong and dangerously gusty once they climbed up to any height so they retreated and went to the pub!

we had a great dinner last night, but I was too tired to join in the after dinner chat.

this morning we headed home, but stopped off at Kentmere for a short walk.  It was a nice route up and around a bit of the river valley.  However yesterday's long walk had taken it's toll on my right foot.  Halfway round I was in quite a bit of pain.  I could walk on the road but the rocky paths were too much.  So I headed back along the road, while Dai and the kids took the path back.  I just beat them back to the car.

We stopped at Wilf's in Staveley on the way home.  A great place to go if you are ever in the area!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/22/12 at 5:23 pm

Tomorrow is Chinese and Vietnamese New Year! Year of the Dragon starts tomorrow.

Also, tomorrow is my dad's 69th birthday.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/22/12 at 5:30 pm


Tomorrow is Chinese and Vietnamese New Year! Year of the Dragon starts tomorrow.

Also, tomorrow is my dad's 69th birthday.


happy new year and happy birthday to your dad

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/23/12 at 6:54 am


Tomorrow is Chinese and Vietnamese New Year! Year of the Dragon starts tomorrow.

Also, tomorrow is my dad's 69th birthday.


Happy Holidays to you and Happy Birthday to your Father.  :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/23/12 at 3:57 pm

Just had a fabulous massage. I just love my massage therapist.



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/23/12 at 9:14 pm

[hi, my computer shut down on me earlier so I decided to stay off it for a while.  Exiting grocery shopping and laundry.  Beautiful gray weather and rain iwith freezing weather.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/23/12 at 9:32 pm


Just had a fabulous massage. I just love my massage therapist.



Cat


How nice!!  It's been a while since I had a real massage.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/24/12 at 8:50 am

Waiting for the plumber today.

I drive my kids crazy with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTEeJE3tzDE

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/12 at 10:55 am


Waiting for the plumber today.

I drive my kids crazy with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTEeJE3tzDE



Can't tell you how many times I have said that line.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/12 at 11:48 am



Can't tell you how many times I have said that line.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


Metoo!!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/24/12 at 2:38 pm

had my blood work done that I needed to fast for.  Good, this tape will come loose when I take it off, it's not http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/queen345.shtml.  The sun is out,  I've got some kind of flower on something, I am happy today.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/24/12 at 7:18 pm


Waiting for the plumber today.

I drive my kids crazy with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTEeJE3tzDE



Does your plumber do that if he has to wait for someone to come to the door?  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/24/12 at 7:27 pm

So, I needed a new faucet and pipes under the sink...not sure how much that cost, they'll bill us.  ;D

Tomorrow the kitties are going to the clinic because they are driving me nuts howling and yowling.  Poor girls will be sore fir a few days.  :(

I have to drop them off by 8am, which isn't too bad BUT I have to pick them up before 7 on Thursday.  Don't they know I'm not a morning person? That means I've got to actually have to do something with my hair and get dressed (I usually take the kids in my P.J.s.  :D).

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/24/12 at 10:43 pm

I am happy today.


until my mom told me I'm living in sin and I need to do such and such before the sun is down  and more about how bad it's going to be if I cant figure out how to live on my own.  That's nice, I'm tired of you trying to scare me mom.  All it does is make me feel like killing myself or something and I dose off talking to what seems to be a spirit and gives me body chill hugs of encouragement. 

All I have to say is I don't know. 

Sorry if you're tired of hearing this kind of stuff from me, but this time it really hit me hard.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/25/12 at 6:27 am


I am happy today.


until my mom told me I'm living in sin and I need to do such and such before the sun is down  and more about how bad it's going to be if I cant figure out how to live on my own.  That's nice, I'm tired of you trying to scare me mom.  All it does is make me feel like killing myself or something and I dose off talking to what seems to be a spirit and gives me body chill hugs of encouragement. 

All I have to say is I don't know. 

Sorry if you're tired of hearing this kind of stuff from me, but this time it really hit me hard.


Wow, Why would she say that to you?  ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/25/12 at 10:15 am


I am happy today.


until my mom told me I'm living in sin and I need to do such and such before the sun is down  and more about how bad it's going to be if I cant figure out how to live on my own.  That's nice, I'm tired of you trying to scare me mom.  All it does is make me feel like killing myself or something and I dose off talking to what seems to be a spirit and gives me body chill hugs of encouragement. 

All I have to say is I don't know. 

Sorry if you're tired of hearing this kind of stuff from me, but this time it really hit me hard.


I don't get how you are "living in sin"  :-\\ ???

Ann, I think people here want to help you if possible.  However sometimes I feel that you just want to moan but not actually want to make the effort to help yourself.  People have suggested several things to you (people to talk to, websites to check out, etc.) but you don't seem to make any progress.  So eventually people give up trying to help.  And give up giving you sympathy.  Harsh, but true

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/25/12 at 10:59 am


So, I needed a new faucet and pipes under the sink...not sure how much that cost, they'll bill us.  ;D

Tomorrow the kitties are going to the clinic because they are driving me nuts howling and yowling.  Poor girls will be sore fir a few days.  :(

I have to drop them off by 8am, which isn't too bad BUT I have to pick them up before 7 on Thursday.  Don't they know I'm not a morning person? That means I've got to actually have to do something with my hair and get dressed (I usually take the kids in my P.J.s.  :D).



I'm assuming kitties are going to be fixed. That is actually a good thing-even though you have to get dress. Believe you me, I TOTALLY understand. We don't even get out of bed until about 9 or even after-and getting dress...well, half the time, I just throw on an old dress and spend the day in that. Today, I have on a new old dress that I bought yesterday at a second hand store. I feel almost guilty wearing it around the house because it was originally $89 but I bought it for $16.  :o :o :o :o Threw it in the wash this morning and now, it is good to go. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just hang it up and save it for going out rather than just around the house-but where am I going to wear it to?  :-\\

This morning, we had a contractor come in. He is going to start work tomorrow-first fixing some lights in the upstairs bathroom-then putting in an exhaust fan in the downstairs bathroom and re-grouting the tile around the tub in the downstairs bathroom. He is also going to be putting in sensor lights outside. The way this guy talks, we are impressed. Carlos' doc used him and recommended him. Also, he is the brother of a friend of mine (which I didn't know prior to hiring him). It sounds like this guy is really going to work out and we will probably hire him next year to re-redo the kitchen that still looks like crap after the last guy worked on it.

Oh, and this morning, there was another disclose hearing with that contractor to get our $$$$ back from him. The judge is very kind to let us participate by phone-which means we were still in our robes. Still no $$$$ but we are still working on it.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/25/12 at 1:23 pm


I don't get how you are "living in sin"  :-\\ ???

Ann, I think people here want to help you if possible.  However sometimes I feel that you just want to moan but not actually want to make the effort to help yourself.  People have suggested several things to you (people to talk to, websites to check out, etc.) but you don't seem to make any progress.  So eventually people give up trying to help.  And give up giving you sympathy.  Harsh, but true


sin of laziness     

It just seems a very frustrating coinsidence that whenever I get a day in which I feel good and am happy, that's when mom tries to modivate me through scaring me, which results back to square 0.  I still don't know how to inform my mother that this method hasn't worked on me for 29 years.  I cant seem to make a hole lot of progress when I'm getting myself of the ground after being stomped on flat. 

If my brain is messed up in any way from my tumor then perhaps The place I'm scheduled to go to in March can help me.

It's just that being in pain all your live is too much.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/25/12 at 1:58 pm

Ann you got dealt a crap hand. There's no redeal. It ducks but it's a fact you're going to have to eventually accept. Like Karen said (thx Karen) it seems like rather than helping yourself you wallow in the situation. From
my perspective, it seems like you're waiting for some miracle fix to make everything okay. First it was CI now it's whatever appt you have in March.  There may be some relief but it's not going to fix your life 100% nothing will.
Youre what 29 now? When I read your posts about your mom you sound like a 15 yr old with attitude problems. Maybe that's the tumor or maybe that's as far as you've been able to mature. Maybe your mom enabled this life you live maybe it's been easier for you to just blame her for it all.  I don't really know. However it seems to me your approach to life and your reaction to your mom have not worked so far so why not try a new approach.  Instead of waiting for everything to get better try accepting your fate and embrace the improvements that are made. Instead of fighting with your mom cooperate with her. And start swirling on gaining independence.

At the very least pay attention to your friends here. For years people try to help you
I've lost patience and gave up but others still care enough to try. Hopefully you recognize that. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/25/12 at 3:58 pm


How nice!!  It's been a while since I had a real massage.

I had one in September.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/25/12 at 4:24 pm


I had one in September.


It's been a couple of years for me...maybe I'll ask for one for Mother's Day.



Yes Cat, we had them fixed.  They were going into heat constantly, one would be, then the other.  They did well and get to come home tomorrow.  I used the Spay and Neuter Clinic, they offer reduced fees and free services for those that can't afford it.  I always try to donate money to them whenever possible.


The rest of the day was spent in the doctor's office with my father-in-law.  His appointment was at 1:30, had to be there by 1:00 to fill out paperwork.  He was not seen by the doctor until after 3:00!!  I had to leave and get the kids off the bus (I usually pick them up but I figured it would take a while)and go back.  I understand doctors are busy BUT come on, that's crazy!!  If it were any other person working any other job they would be fired!!  Oh well, tomorrow I guess I'll be sitting in another doctors office...he needs a CTScan.  I wonder how long thats gonna take?  :-\\

One a happier note, I'm not cooking tonight, hubby is gonna pick something up! Yay!! :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/25/12 at 5:33 pm


Ann you got dealt a crap hand. There's no redeal. It ducks but it's a fact you're going to have to eventually accept. Like Karen said (thx Karen) it seems like rather than helping yourself you wallow in the situation. From
my perspective, it seems like you're waiting for some miracle fix to make everything okay. First it was CI now it's whatever appt you have in March.  There may be some relief but it's not going to fix your life 100% nothing will.
Youre what 29 now? When I read your posts about your mom you sound like a 15 yr old with attitude problems. Maybe that's the tumor or maybe that's as far as you've been able to mature. Maybe your mom enabled this life you live maybe it's been easier for you to just blame her for it all.  I don't really know. However it seems to me your approach to life and your reaction to your mom have not worked so far so why not try a new approach.  Instead of waiting for everything to get better try accepting your fate and embrace the improvements that are made. Instead of fighting with your mom cooperate with her. And start swirling on gaining independence.

At the very least pay attention to your friends here. For years people try to help you
I've lost patience and gave up but others still care enough to try. Hopefully you recognize that.


When I was a kid, I did cooperate with my mom.  I think I still try to cooperate with my mom whenever she isn't upsetting me. 

I understand your giving up and I do know there are  people around here that want to try to help.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/25/12 at 7:46 pm


When I was a kid, I did cooperate with my mom.  I think I still try to cooperate with my mom whenever she isn't upsetting me. 

I understand your giving up and I do know there are  people around here that want to try to help.


Don't you want advice on how to get your Mother out of your hair?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/25/12 at 8:26 pm


Don't you want advice on how to get your Mother out of your hair?


Maybe she doesn't Howard. And that's fine if she doesn't but people who don't want to change their situation have to accept things are the way they are.  And they have to stop constantly complaining about things they don't want to put any effort into changing.









2:1  ;)  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/25/12 at 11:51 pm

I had decided a few days ago that I needed to force myself to get a hobby so I'd seem like a little more of an interesting person.  I ordered them today and even looked for some how to directions In case I might like to make sure I make them right in case I'd like to start selling some or something.  I was looking for beads with frogs because I like frogs and the only beads with frogs on them are pandora  beads.  I started to wonder how hard it was to make beads. 


and Howard, If I wanted my mother out of my hair I'd just get my hair brush.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/26/12 at 11:09 am


It's been a couple of years for me...maybe I'll ask for one for Mother's Day.



That would be nice, I'm sure. :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/26/12 at 3:12 pm


I had decided a few days ago that I needed to force myself to get a hobby so I'd seem like a little more of an interesting person.  I ordered them today and even looked for some how to directions In case I might like to make sure I make them right in case I'd like to start selling some or something.  I was looking for beads with frogs because I like frogs and the only beads with frogs on them are pandora  beads.  I started to wonder how hard it was to make beads. 


and Howard, If I wanted my mother out of my hair I'd just get my hair brush.


What about a part-time job???  OR  Volunteering at an animal shelter?  Aren't there any day programs you could go to?  My mother-in-law works for a place that runs a van daily, picks up people and takes them back to the "club house".  Sometimes they go out on day trips.  Lunch is provided.  It's a great place to socialize.  It's also "free"... Covered by Medicare.  There are so many things available to you...it's a shame you don't take advantage of them.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/26/12 at 8:50 pm


What about a part-time job???  OR  Volunteering at an animal shelter?  Aren't there any day programs you could go to?  My mother-in-law works for a place that runs a van daily, picks up people and takes them back to the "club house".  Sometimes they go out on day trips.  Lunch is provided.  It's a great place to socialize.  It's also "free"... Covered by Medicare.  There are so many things available to you...it's a shame you don't take advantage of them.


I get so depressed when someone says something to me and I just cant figure out what they're saying.  If I can, I haven't been able to remember and recall my sign language.  You think anyone will want to write down whatever they want to say to me?  My mom says no one would want to put up with that while using her scare me approach.  I don't know how much may be true to some extent in some or all cases.  I seem to be a complete disaster right now for whatever reason(s).  There may be some ways I may need to try harder in things, but I feel no guilt of a sin or doing anything wrong.  I don't think I want to talk about this any more.  I'm just going to continue to try to do what I can get myself to do in a rightish direction.  thanks for trying to help and also to everyone else who cares.

I am reminded now of the day a voice in my head asked me if I would rather be blind or deaf.  I chose deaf of the two and have gone deaf in the left ear.  I have a wonderful CI for that ear now.  Perhaps my right ear will go deaf and I can get something for it.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/27/12 at 2:06 am

Surely your CI means that you can hear much better now?  A combination of asking people to speak slowly and clearly and writing down anything you don't catch should work.  Most people will understand that this is what you need.

However you won't know how lovely and helpful people are if you don't get out among them

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/27/12 at 6:53 am


What about a part-time job???  OR  Volunteering at an animal shelter?  Aren't there any day programs you could go to?  My mother-in-law works for a place that runs a van daily, picks up people and takes them back to the "club house".  Sometimes they go out on day trips.  Lunch is provided.  It's a great place to socialize.  It's also "free"... Covered by Medicare.  There are so many things available to you...it's a shame you don't take advantage of them.


For her that's a good idea something to pass the time instead of staying in the house complaining all the time.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 11:05 am


I get so depressed when someone says something to me and I just cant figure out what they're saying.  If I can, I haven't been able to remember and recall my sign language.  You think anyone will want to write down whatever they want to say to me?  My mom says no one would want to put up with that while using her scare me approach.  I don't know how much may be true to some extent in some or all cases.  I seem to be a complete disaster right now for whatever reason(s).  There may be some ways I may need to try harder in things, but I feel no guilt of a sin or doing anything wrong.  I don't think I want to talk about this any more.  I'm just going to continue to try to do what I can get myself to do in a rightish direction.  thanks for trying to help and also to everyone else who cares.

I am reminded now of the day a voice in my head asked me if I would rather be blind or deaf.  I chose deaf of the two and have gone deaf in the left ear.  I have a wonderful CI for that ear now.  Perhaps my right ear will go deaf and I can get something for it.


Are you taking classes for sign language or are you trying to learn it on your own? 


I think what Karen said is correct- most people would be willing to cooperate with you by writing things down and/or pantomiming if necessary.  You just need to give them a chance.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/27/12 at 11:25 am


Are you taking classes for sign language or are you trying to learn it on your own? 


I think what Karen said is correct- most people would be willing to cooperate with you by writing things down and/or pantomiming if necessary.  You just need to give them a chance.


Work with animals...they don't understand as much as we give them credit for...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w57/spn_imgs/blahblah.jpg

:D ;D :D ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 12:03 pm


Work with animals...they don't understand as much as we give them credit for...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w57/spn_imgs/blahblah.jpg

:D ;D :D ;D



;D  yeah...that's totally what Effie hears when I talk  ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/27/12 at 12:56 pm


Surely your CI means that you can hear much better now?  A combination of asking people to speak slowly and clearly and writing down anything you don't catch should work.  Most people will understand that this is what you need.

However you won't know how lovely and helpful people are if you don't get out among them


Yes, the CI is a huge help for my left ear.  I don't  have the tones that I use to be able to pick up in my right ear, and that makes it tough and perhaps impossible no matter how slow or clear.  I'm hoping I can get something for the right ear and hearing wont be a problem.  Think it would be a good idea to still keep practicing sign in case my brain is to damaged to hear any more.  I cant remember exactly when it was, but before my ear doctor told me I was deaf,  I was on a bowling with some people.  I wasn't understanding what they were saying and they got frustrated with me.  There's people like that out there, but like you're saying, I'm never going to find any good if I don't look for it.

snoz- I use to take classes before I went deaf.  My mom went with me.  I was hard of hearing at the time and having trouble keeping up in class.  With my CI now mabye my hearing would be better now.  Maybe I need to tell my mom to leave me alone if I do this again. 


I have a CI for some hearing now  and the weather is warming up so I shouldn't be getting a bunch of headaches and gunk in my ear.  I can get out and take the bus routes places like I did before and see what I find.


Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 1:39 pm


Yes, the CI is a huge help for my left ear.  I don't  have the tones that I use to be able to pick up in my right ear, and that makes it tough and perhaps impossible no matter how slow or clear.  I'm hoping I can get something for the right ear and hearing wont be a problem.  Think it would be a good idea to still keep practicing sign in case my brain is to damaged to hear any more.  I cant remember exactly when it was, but before my ear doctor told me I was deaf,  I was on a bowling with some people.  I wasn't understanding what they were saying and they got frustrated with me.  There's people like that out there, but like you're saying, I'm never going to find any good if I don't look for it.

snoz- I use to take classes before I went deaf.  My mom went with me.  I was hard of hearing at the time and having trouble keeping up in class.  With my CI now mabye my hearing would be better now.  Maybe I need to tell my mom to leave me alone if I do this again. 


I have a CI for some hearing now  and the weather is warming up so I shouldn't be getting a bunch of headaches and gunk in my ear.  I can get out and take the bus routes places like I did before and see what I find.



did you take a class for hearing people to learn sign because if so that might explain why you weren't able to keep up.  You could contact sign language instructors or go to Social Services and see if there is anyway to get one on one instruction or instruction at a slower pace so that you can keep up with it. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 4:59 pm



UGH!!!! I have an extra ticket to see Viola Davis tonight and can't find anyone to go with me.  >:(

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/27/12 at 5:28 pm



did you take a class for hearing people to learn sign because if so that might explain why you weren't able to keep up.  You could contact sign language instructors or go to Social Services and see if there is anyway to get one on one instruction or instruction at a slower pace so that you can keep up with it.


yes, it was for hearing people to learn sign.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 5:40 pm


yes, it was for hearing people to learn sign.


yeah those classes are designed specifically for people w/o disabilities.  you would benefit for some one on one tutoring or finding a course specifically designed for people with hearing loss.  You should look through the community college or social services and see if there's anyone who can help you find some one on one classes.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/27/12 at 6:50 pm


yeah those classes are designed specifically for people w/o disabilities.  you would benefit for some one on one tutoring or finding a course specifically designed for people with hearing loss.  You should look through the community college or social services and see if there's anyone who can help you find some one on one classes.


That would be a great idea.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/27/12 at 7:34 pm



UGH!!!! I have an extra ticket to see Viola Davis tonight and can't find anyone to go with me.  >:(


Who's Viola Davis?  ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/27/12 at 8:41 pm


Who's Viola Davis?  ???


she's an actress...nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the Help.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/28/12 at 4:27 pm

The usual Saturday...grocery shopping and kids hanging out at our house.  At least one maybe more spending the night. Sunday should be just as exciting.  ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/28/12 at 5:44 pm

today I pulled some weeds as well as filled my pond and got my solar pump started.  The beads I ordered came today. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/28/12 at 11:29 pm

Had a great time at viola Davis last night got scared cuz my relief was an hour late so I got there at 820. It was supposes to start at 8. It didn't start til 830!  :)
Finally found a friend to go and she saved me a seat.

Viola said some interesting & powerful stuff and being an actress of color it was a great Q&A I'd like to get a copy of it and watch it again. Octavia Spencer introduced her and Merle Evers gave her her award. If I'd gotten tgere on time I couldve tried to get autographs at the arrival. Instead I tried at the end and missed her by one person. She stopped signing one person away from me meaning the person on my left, myself and everyone right of me missed out. The 20 ppl before got sigs. What sux is I almost stood in that spot but I went to the other side because no one else was in that spot. I coulda been first >:(

Oh well. It was a great night- except for that last 10 mins.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/28/12 at 11:32 pm

Effie and I are at a dispatch convention/conference in San Diego. It was a long drive. Too much traffic but we arrived safely. I was in love with the hotel til I found out I don't get Internet. Call me old fashioned bit I think in this day and age hotels - especially luxury hotels- should offer free Internet.

You should see my view tho- I shouldn't complain but I lugged my laptop for no reason and I have pics to upload. Guess I gotta find a Starbucks tomorrow.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/29/12 at 6:39 am


Effie and I are at a dispatch convention/conference in San Diego. It was a long drive. Too much traffic but we arrived safely. I was in love with the hotel til I found out I don't get Internet. Call me old fashioned bit I think in this day and age hotels - especially luxury hotels- should offer free Internet.

You should see my view tho- I shouldn't complain but I lugged my laptop for no reason and I have pics to upload. Guess I gotta find a Starbucks tomorrow.


I guess at some hotels they want you to pay for the internet.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/29/12 at 10:27 am

Just about thawed out from this morning.  We ran a fundraising cake stall at a local orienteering event and we were outside in the cold.

Still we raised a reasonable amount towards summer camp fees - and have some leftover cake!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/29/12 at 10:46 am


Effie and I are at a dispatch convention/conference in San Diego. It was a long drive. Too much traffic but we arrived safely. I was in love with the hotel til I found out I don't get Internet. Call me old fashioned bit I think in this day and age hotels - especially luxury hotels- should offer free Internet.

You should see my view tho- I shouldn't complain but I lugged my laptop for no reason and I have pics to upload. Guess I gotta find a Starbucks tomorrow.


You're not old fashioned, if you were you wouldn't care about the Internet.  ;D

It really is kind of surprising that they don't offer free Internet. Go sit in the lobby and see if you can get a connection from another location.

Have a good time and safe trip back.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/29/12 at 1:23 pm


Effie and I are at a dispatch convention/conference in San Diego. It was a long drive. Too much traffic but we arrived safely. I was in love with the hotel til I found out I don't get Internet. Call me old fashioned bit I think in this day and age hotels - especially luxury hotels- should offer free Internet.

You should see my view tho- I shouldn't complain but I lugged my laptop for no reason and I have pics to upload. Guess I gotta find a Starbucks tomorrow.
It seems more and more places are not offering free wifi/internet...Embassy suites, you have to pay$7 a day even though their website says free internet - but that is only for their 3 -6 computers in the lounge for customer courtesy. When I take students on overnight trips it gets somewhat challenging for them to work on homework and such...

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/29/12 at 1:34 pm


It seems more and more places are not offering free wifi/internet...Embassy suites, you have to pay$7 a day even though their website says free internet - but that is only for their 3 -6 computers in the lounge for customer courtesy. When I take students on overnight trips it gets somewhat challenging for them to work on homework and such...


Yeah that sucks. I kinda get charging for wifi - sort of- but charging for wired too? And at 13 bucks a day I wouldn't be on it long enough to pay off. I just want up load some photos and stuff.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/29/12 at 1:36 pm


You're not old fashioned, if you were you wouldn't care about the Internet.  ;D

It really is kind of surprising that they don't offer free Internet. Go sit in the lobby and see if you can get a connection from another location.

Have a good time and safe trip back.


Lol. That's a good point carol! I thought I found a Starbucks but it was just a regular coffee shop that sells starbucks coffee so no wifi there.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/29/12 at 2:07 pm

Panera Bread has free wi-fi, don't know if you are near any... http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=panera+bread+san+diego&fr=yessv
Other reviews for other places offering free S.D. wi-fi here: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=free+wi-fi&find_loc=San+Diego%2C+CA

Hope they help

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/29/12 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Patty tgat bread place is about a mile away- parky ing in that area sucks tho. I could walk it bur navigating tge mutt and the laptop might be a bit much. I think I'll just wait until I get back home. And be thankful for my  3G access on my iPhone... 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/29/12 at 3:37 pm


Panera Bread has free wi-fi, don't know if you are near any... http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=panera+bread+san+diego&fr=yessv
Other reviews for other places offering free S.D. wi-fi here: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=free+wi-fi&find_loc=San+Diego%2C+CA

Hope they help

I was just at the Panera Bread location in Ventura last night for dinner... and just FTR I happened to notice there was a room for wi-fi's.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/29/12 at 8:01 pm

Just got back from visiting my mother.


Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/29/12 at 9:09 pm


I was just at the Panera Bread location in Ventura last night for dinner... and just FTR I happened to notice there was a room for wi-fi's.


Hubby and I will go to a Panera in Pittsburgh every couple of weeks.  We belong to a group of fellow Pittsburghers called Pittsburgh Geekdom who do lots of geeky things together.  Movies, local museums, board games at Panera.  It is a branch of a club started in Orange County (California), I'm guessing it's called something like OC Geekdom.  It makes me feel almost social, even though I have such trouble talking to people face-to-face.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/30/12 at 2:12 am

OMG It has snowed! :D I luvs me sum snow.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/30/12 at 2:38 am

Posting from work - don't tell my boss!

It's a nice break from the 17 emails I had to send so far. ::)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 01/30/12 at 5:37 am


Posting from work - don't tell my boss!

It's a nice break from the 17 emails I had to send so far. ::)


Currently at 31.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/30/12 at 6:55 am


It seems more and more places are not offering free wifi/internet...Embassy suites, you have to pay$7 a day even though their website says free internet - but that is only for their 3 -6 computers in the lounge for customer courtesy. When I take students on overnight trips it gets somewhat challenging for them to work on homework and such...


some people want you to pay for staying there too so they have a reason for charging for internet usage.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/30/12 at 6:57 am


Just got back from visiting my mother.


Cat


How is she doing?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/30/12 at 10:00 am


Just got back from visiting my mother.


Cat


Hope you had a nice visit.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/30/12 at 10:48 am


Hope you had a nice visit.


I was basically helping her out with some things. Carlos fell asleep on the couch because he was bored. That actually worked out because he had all the driving to do (3 1/2 hours ONE WAY). I felt a bit better after seeing her because she seems to be doing ok BUT, after talking to my sister today, she may not be doing as well as we think.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: karen on 01/30/12 at 2:39 pm

Depending on your point of view either I cycled into someone or he walked out in front of me so I was unable to avoid hitting him.  Stupid bloke!  Broke the front reflector on my bike, but otherwise no injuries to me.  No idea about him - I hope I bruised his bum.

Extra busy at work today.  We are in for a recording breaking sales week for us.  Last week we did the most ever business for our showroom.  this week we're set to top that and complete more individual sales than we've ever done.  Last week we processed 40 orders in total.  Up to today we had sold 42 orders (though I was still waiting for paperwork on some) and we still had today and tomorrow morning sales to come in!  Another hectic day tomorrow!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: wildcard on 01/30/12 at 4:42 pm

Back from the hearing doctor here in Modesto.  I need to go back to Sacramento and get my CI adjusted.  I don't know how much better the CI can, or they think is can get, but I got my ears clean and know I'm not deaf yet in the right ear.  Have gotten a little worse.  That would be cool if there is a program in which I can pick up all tones with the CI. My right ear has that missing bone, so I couldn't get a CI for that ear. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/12 at 8:11 pm

Sorry about you're mom Cat. Glad you went to see her!

Glad you're not hurt Karen.



I had great day!!!! Those on Facebook sorry for posting old news but ive been busy and just couldn't get here......


I met, and shook the hand of, Stedman freaking Graham today!!!!!

It totally makes up for not getting Viola davis' autograph the other nite.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/31/12 at 6:52 am


Sorry about you're mom Cat. Glad you went to see her!

Glad you're not hurt Karen.



I had great day!!!! Those on Facebook sorry for posting old news but ive been busy and just couldn't get here......


I met, and shook the hand of, Stedman freaking Graham today!!!!!

It totally makes up for not getting Viola davis' autograph the other nite.


You met Stedman Graham? Did you talk about Oprah with him? ???

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/12 at 10:14 am


You met Stedman Graham? Did you talk about Oprah with him? ???


No Howard, that wouldve been rude.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/31/12 at 10:47 am


Hubby and I will go to a Panera in Pittsburgh every couple of weeks.  We belong to a group of fellow Pittsburghers called Pittsburgh Geekdom who do lots of geeky things together.  Movies, local museums, board games at Panera.  It is a branch of a club started in Orange County (California), I'm guessing it's called something like OC Geekdom.  It makes me feel almost social, even though I have such trouble talking to people face-to-face.


That sounds so fun, Patty!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/31/12 at 10:48 am


I was basically helping her out with some things. Carlos fell asleep on the couch because he was bored. That actually worked out because he had all the driving to do (3 1/2 hours ONE WAY). I felt a bit better after seeing her because she seems to be doing ok BUT, after talking to my sister today, she may not be doing as well as we think.  :-\\



Cat


I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm so glad you got to see her.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/31/12 at 10:49 am


Depending on your point of view either I cycled into someone or he walked out in front of me so I was unable to avoid hitting him.  Stupid bloke!  Broke the front reflector on my bike, but otherwise no injuries to me.  No idea about him - I hope I bruised his bum.
Extra busy at work today.  We are in for a recording breaking sales week for us.  Last week we did the most ever business for our showroom.  this week we're set to top that and complete more individual sales than we've ever done.  Last week we processed 40 orders in total.  Up to today we had sold 42 orders (though I was still waiting for paperwork on some) and we still had today and tomorrow morning sales to come in!  Another hectic day tomorrow!


Karen, you make me laugh so hard!!

Glad work is busy though.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 01/31/12 at 10:51 am


Sorry about you're mom Cat. Glad you went to see her!

Glad you're not hurt Karen.



I had great day!!!! Those on Facebook sorry for posting old news but ive been busy and just couldn't get here......


I met, and shook the hand of, Stedman freaking Graham today!!!!!

It totally makes up for not getting Viola davis' autograph the other nite.


Where did you meet him?  What did you say to him?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/12 at 11:32 am


Where did you meet him?  What did you say to him?


He was in the lobby of the hotel. I'm in San Diego for a cali dispatchers conference.
It was a brief exchange he was on his way to the gym - I suspect- anyway it was brief acknowledgement of recognition. I said Mr Graham it's an honor to meet you. I live in Santa Barbara too  ;D (I'm not the most articulate person at 730  :D . He reached shook my hand and said thanks. 

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/31/12 at 6:21 pm



Glad you're not hurt Karen.



I had great day!!!! Those on Facebook sorry for posting old news but ive been busy and just couldn't get here......


I met, and shook the hand of, Stedman freaking Graham today!!!!!

It totally makes up for not getting Viola davis' autograph the other nite.


He was in the lobby of the hotel. I'm in San Diego for a cali dispatchers conference.
It was a brief exchange he was on his way to the gym - I suspect- anyway it was brief acknowledgement of recognition. I said Mr Graham it's an honor to meet you. I live in Santa Barbara too  ;D (I'm not the most articulate person at 730)  :D . He reached shook my hand and said thanks. 

Awesome!! O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: nally on 01/31/12 at 6:23 pm

I got to do a little project at my mom's office today. It involved something on the computer that I won't get into too much detail about... but my mom's boss devised this project and knew that I was good with computer programs, so he explained to me what to do and I caught on quickly. I might be going back later in the week to work on it some more.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/31/12 at 6:40 pm

My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/12 at 7:28 pm


Awesome!! O0



Thanks!

Good job on getting a bit of work done for your mom's boss.  :)



My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.



That's fantastic carol!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/31/12 at 7:36 pm


My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.


That's sweet. :)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Dagwood on 01/31/12 at 7:47 pm

Just did my taxes and for the first time in years I actually don't owe the state.  I only get $30 back but better in my pocket than theirs.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/31/12 at 7:55 pm


He was in the lobby of the hotel. I'm in San Diego for a cali dispatchers conference.
It was a brief exchange he was on his way to the gym - I suspect- anyway it was brief acknowledgement of recognition. I said Mr Graham it's an honor to meet you. I live in Santa Barbara too  ;D (I'm not the most articulate person at 730  :D . He reached shook my hand and said thanks.


Did you ever get a chance to meet Oprah?

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 01/31/12 at 7:56 pm


My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.


That's wonderful Carol.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/01/12 at 12:26 am


Just did my taxes and for the first time in years I actually don't owe the state.  I only get $30 back but better in my pocket than theirs.
Take a risk....take it to Vegas and gamble it! It might inflate!!! And, it's sort of like free money since ya didn't expect it!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/01/12 at 12:30 am


Did you ever get a chance to meet Oprah?


Howard....don't you think if I'd met Oprah I wouldve posted about it???

It wouldve gone something like this....

HOLY SHYT!!!!!
I
JUST
MET
OPRAH
F#CKING
WINFREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Jus' sayin'










Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 02/01/12 at 5:29 am


Howard....don't you think if I'd met Oprah I wouldve posted about it???

It wouldve gone something like this....

HOLY SHYT!!!!!
I
JUST
MET
OPRAH
F#CKING
WINFREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Jus' sayin'


Who..? ???  :-\\

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 02/01/12 at 5:30 am


Just did my taxes and for the first time in years I actually don't owe the state.  I only get $30 back but better in my pocket than theirs.


Excellent! 8)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 02/01/12 at 5:33 am


My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.


So it turns out you married Mr. Right after all! :D ;D ;)


But seriously...if only everyone would be that caring!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/01/12 at 7:55 am


So it turns out you married Mr. Right after all! :D ;D ;)


But seriously...if only everyone would be that caring!


It only took 22 years to figure that out!!  :D

It really did make me cry when he told me about it.  It's not something I could see him doing 20 years ago but I think things change as you get older and you think about yourself or a loved one in that position. I also know it touched him, too.  He kept talking about "my new friend".

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/01/12 at 10:38 am


Just did my taxes and for the first time in years I actually don't owe the state.  I only get $30 back but better in my pocket than theirs.


I always feel if we break even then it's a good year!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/01/12 at 5:01 pm


Who..? ??? :-\\


I choose to ignore this post  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Henk on 02/02/12 at 5:13 am


I choose to ignore this post  :P


;D ;D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/02/12 at 8:29 am


;D ;D


Apparently Howard chose to ignore my reply as well.  ;)

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/02/12 at 10:49 am

What the heck!????!!!!  Isn't it like, illegal to post in the previous month's thread when a new month has started?  I mean, clearly it's February 2nd and you are not supposed to post... oh shoot!  :-\\ ;) ;D :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/02/12 at 12:48 pm


What the heck!????!!!!  Isn't it like, illegal to post in the previous month's thread when a new month has started?  I mean, clearly it's February 2nd and you are not supposed to post... oh shoot!  :-\\ ;) ;D :D


You're right. Maybe I should lock the thread....

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/02/12 at 12:48 pm

Okay! It's locked

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 02/02/12 at 1:36 pm


Okay! It's locked


No It isn't then why am I still posting? huh?  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/02/12 at 1:55 pm


No It isn't then why am I still posting? huh?  :P



SUCKER!  :P

You should know by now Howard that I don't believe in locking threads  :D

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 02/02/12 at 1:56 pm



SUCKER!  :P

You should know by now Howard that I don't believe in locking threads  :D


HA! good one you had me fooled.

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/02/12 at 10:05 pm



SUCKER!  :P

You should know by now Howard that I don't believe in locking threads  :D


February fools, Groundhog Fools or maybe just practice for April Fools.  :P

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/03/12 at 11:25 am


February fools, Groundhog Fools or maybe just practice for April Fools.  :P



I don't need any practice.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: snozberries on 02/03/12 at 3:52 pm



I don't need any practice.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


You were born ready for April fools day O0

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: 2kidsami on 02/03/12 at 6:11 pm


My husbannd just amazed me...

Last week a customer at Dairy Queen was talking to Todd about visiting his mother in the nursing home, he was going to take a Blizzard because it was dinner time.  Todd gave him an ice-cream cake, spoons and bowls to share.  Today I found out he took ice-cream for all the residents and that my husband sat at fed a lady who had no one to help her eat.  :\'(

Next week, the kids and I are going to join him.
I need a "like" button sooooo right now!

How sweet!!!!!

Subject: Re: It's the 1st month of the last year... how are you spending Apocalyptic January?

Written By: Howard on 02/03/12 at 7:10 pm


I need a "like" button sooooo right now!

How sweet!!!!!


have Chucky put one in here.

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