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Author Topic: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore  (Read 22497 times)

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2008, 05:33:18 PM »
Evening ladies,

Andrea, I love that name!  Now I know the correct name to call you instead of Viv (nothing wrong with Viv, just sayin).  Sorry about your banana bread.  I just love that stuff and I don't have a recipe or a loaf pan.  My real name is Betty.  I'm not sure where my parents came up with that. 

Mum, Mohawks, aye?   I can't wait to see the picture of them!  You're quite the talented little lady, aren't you?  About the green bags, I'm assuming they put them by the regular sandwich/storage bags?  I'll have to look for them next time I got to Wally's.  I was just there earlier today, but didn't really think about them.

I got my laundry done, did the little shopping I had to do, and watched a movie.  It was called "I'm not There."  It was about Bob Dylan and was kind of an artsy movie; so, if you're going to watch it, you have to make sure you can sit through a movie you know has kind of an existential meaning.  (I don't even know if that's the right word I'm looking for; it's just very artsy).  And, you have to like Bob Dylan.  I just love him and can listen to his music a lot.  Other than that, my brother is probably coming over tonight, so there will be more of "The Wire."  I hope all you ladies have a good evening.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2008, 06:43:29 PM »
Andrea, I was asking because our friends (with the 15) have a daughter named Andrea, but she pronounces it OnDRAAAu (long A sound).  I think it's beautiful.

Betty, LOL..not sure if I'd call it talent.  #2 had such a thick mound of course blonde curly mess that it took me 45 minutes to cut it.  I used new clippers and they kept stalling..lol.  I had hair clips in his hair trying to keep the mohawk part out of the way.  It was a riot, but he was still.  #3's hair is fine and was already in a "boy" cut, so it only took about 20 minutes.  It wouldn't have taken that long except he couldn't stand still to save his hiney.  He almost lost an ear a few times.  I threatened to hog tie him and tape his mouth shut.

How are you doing, by the way?  Are you getting any better?  Do you find that the cough and tightness gets worse when it's humid out?

Cindy and Betty, I told Mini what you said in the other thread about her jumping and swimming.  She flashed a big smile, cocked that hip, and gave 2 thumbs up.  She's so funny.

Tonight we're going to watch "The 3 Ninjas" for family night.  It's like Ninja Turtles meets Cody Banks - a cute kids' movie.  For "adult" night, we'll watch either the new Stargate movie, "Ark of Truth" or "Hellboy I".  I started my period this morning.  Hubby got his monthly punch in the arm. ;D  My periods usually only run about 3 or 4 days and I don't tend to have cramps.  Before #5 was born and I nursed for 18mths, my periods would last forever and I'd live on Advil and the heating pad.  I've been irregular since January.  Not sure what's going on, but I may be going into peri-menopause.  My mom started at age 35, my age, and at 57 STILL isn't in "full" menopause.  NOT what I wanted to hear!  Why couldn't I come from women who went into menopause at, oh, 35..lol.

It's time for the movie, so I'll do some quick run-bys in the other forums, then cuddle with my kiddies.

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2008, 08:03:35 AM »
Morning ladies,

Mum, sorry about your periods being irregular.  Doctors can check hormone levels, if you really want to find out if you're peri-menopausal.  I was considering having my doctor do that when I was having the period for a month.  But, it stopped, so I figured best leave well enough alone.  The only time I had cramps with periods was when I first started having them (age 12 I think).  When I got older, probably in fact after I had my daughter when I was 18, I never had cramps after that. 

I'm very tired this morning.  My cat, for the past few days, has insisted on jumping up on my bed around 6ish (as soon as she sees sun through the blinds) and meowing loudly.  I give her a couple kitty treats when I get up, so she's gotten very demanding.  I love her though; she's my companion. 

Today I'm going to clean, change my cat's litter and I'd like to go see if I can find a hose somewhere cheap (probably Big Lots).  Where I live, it's a house that was converted into three apartments.  I live in the back and outside, my side of the place is a little dirty and has cobwebs all over it.  I'd like to hose it off so it looks better.  Then tonight is the volunteer orientation at the Hope Rescue Mission (one of the local homeless shelters) I'm going to.  Keep fingers and legs crossed for that, please.  I only want to volunteer there a couple days a week, so I hope they understand.  It's clear on the other side of town and I just can't afford to run back and forth every day.  Hopefully everything will turn out alright.

So, other than that, I'll probably just do some reading and maybe take a nap this afternoon.  Have a good morning ladies.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2008, 10:24:47 AM »
Good Morning  ;D! Not much happening here. Everybody must be out enjoying the summer....GOOD! This week is my only real week with NOTHING! Of course I am going to try to get all doctor visits, etc. in during this time. This morning I am taking my sister and her friend to take their placement tests at the local junior college. That should be fun...not! I am going to try to make an appointment with a new ID doctor and "check her out". It's hard to know what to look for. I mostly look for where I feel comfortable but I know there are probably some other things that are more important. Any advice??? Well I think I have finally made a decision to stop seeing "Mr. Wonderful" (my ex) After the whole blowup with him I am just disgusted. I have really been working on telling myself that I deserve better and I came to the realization that in order for me to move on what I really need to do is to forgive myself. Anyways...that's all for now. I need to get dressed...gotta take Vivian to doggie daycare or "school" as we call it and then drag my sister out of her bed which I am pretty sure she is going to be in when I come to get her...ahhhh to be 18 and have no responsibilities...LOL!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2008, 01:23:14 PM »
Hey Andrea,

You asked what to look for in an ID doctor.  Well, I'm a bit like you.  The first thing I make sure of is that I'm comfortable in talking with the doctor  about anything on my mind.  I would make sure she's very knowledgeable about HIV things i.e. meds, etc.  And that she sees quite a few HIV+ people.  I would probably ask her how many HIV+ patients she's got.  That way you know she's experienced.  Also, you might want to ask her what issues she would want your primary care doctor to take care of vs. what she'll take care of.  That way you'll know so you won't waste an appointment going to see her if she would rather have your primary take care of something.

About your ex-good for you.  He doesn't really sound like he's trustworthy.  I know about attraction; I had a very strong attraction to my 1st husband.  But, it was kind of, oh, a "fatal" attraction.  Not good situations.  I hope  you're able to follow through. 

Have a good rest of the day. 
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2008, 01:46:46 PM »
I see a lot has been going on here, that's good. Sorry, I haven't been around but I have been busy doing things with the car still. And trying to look for another place, we still haven't heard back about the house, I just called and left another message. Most of the apartments from the list on Section 8 seem to be second floor apartments. I'm not looking for any of those because with this neuropathy, the stairs here is killing me. But a new list should be out on Wednesday.

It's good to see some people posting who have been missing for awhile...*looking@Cindy* But enjoyed the story about the hair and the brush. I know it wasn't too amusing while you were going through it but you got a new do out the deal... ;D

I finally got my money back for the money order that got lost. Right on time too cause I am broke. So, once again I am charging the battery on the car so I can go cash it at the post office. My roomie was suppose to take me on his scooter but maybe he had to go to work, I am not sure. He needs a damn cell phone.

My cute neighbor invited me to blaze with him which was kinda weird. I always thought he was cute since he moved in but he has a girl. I felt funny being there when she wasn't home but he assured me it wasn't a problem that his girl wasn't like that. But after talking with him, I got respect for him for how he treats his girl. And her name is Michelle too, geez...But he is soooooo fucking sexy it gives me fever. But I am no home wrecker and I will admire him from afar.....*sighs*

Not much else going on with me. Tonight is WWE Raw and I will try to finish my hair. Yeah, I am still doing it, micro braids can be a pain in the ass but they last a long time. Miss you all...
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2008, 02:18:33 PM »
I FINALLY finished stripping the walls in the boys' room.  Now all we have to do is sand them and they'll be ready to paint.  We're taking the kids to the zoo tomorrow.  On the way, we're going to Ihop.  Wed we'll sand the walls, get everything cleaned off, and start the painting on Friday.  Thursday is #6's trip to the eye specialist and get her ear molds for her hearing aide.

Other than that, not a lot going on.  I finished the laundry and got it all hung to dry when Hubby decided to see how "hard" the walls would be to sand.  Well, they weren't that hard.  As a matter of a fact, they were so easy that he did an entire section before I came in and yelled at him to stop.  All the beds, sheets, pillows, comforters, EVERYTHING was covered in dust.  I was so not the happy mama.  So, now, I have everything in the washer.  When it's finished, I'll get it hung out, take my shower, get everyone a snack, dressed, and we'll leave to pick up some tarps, sand paper, and paint.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2008, 03:52:16 PM »
Hey ladies...Just a drive to say wassup....

Mum u have to be the busiest mum ever!...I really admire your tenacity...

Betty: i need some type of hobby..or something to volunteer...esp with the kids being gone and yungin time so limited..i need something to keep my mind outta my imagination..lol so to speak...im drivin yungin crazy but im workin on it...

Welcome to all my newbies...this place is GREEEAT....hope you get everything out of it tht i have (and more).. ;)

Nothing really to report...Missin my babies like hell ...trying to be more productive at work..not that i dont do my work but tryin to be a little more proactive..i guess...Im just so damn bored its retarded..

Viv:...i have always had "vivian" in mind when posting to u..dats funny...I like andrea tho too..i think it sounds younger than Vivian for some reason.. Well My name is Jamie...if u didnt know that by now....I dont think it fits me...but its cool..i have always thought of myself as an Erica or Alexis...maybe cus i like those names..lol my sons "play" name is Alex...so go figure...

Wini: glad ur better..it really suck being sick n any way...((Wini)))

Where is ms. Tendai ???

Glad to hear from u QUEEn..u stay doin something to that hair...i wish i could micro my own hair..but my arms would be killin me...You have to go by a specific section 8 list???...if the landlord takes section 8 then u that should suffice right..whether they are on that list or not...Well good luck either way..hopefully ull find a house...enuff room for ur kitties...

Drag;;wassup gf?? hows it going?

Well thats pretty much it for me..i came in early today so im outta here..but ill prolly be on 2nite to check in..

Luv ya ladies...

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2008, 06:31:51 PM »
Howdy hello and all that jazz.

My son got a letter from SS telling him they are stopping his checks because he isnt enrolled in school. But he is so I went to his place and took him and the letter to school. After running around there and talking to every school official he knew we wound up in my car on the cell phone calling SS ourselves to get the proper forms mailed to him.
Waste of gasssss. LOL
Tommorrow he has to go to court. I'm crossing my fingers they wont lock him up. He has a lawyer so who knows. If he goes to jail it will seriously screw up what he has. Especially since he needs to be out and going to school to get this SS check.
I'll be glad when he decides to grow up a little and stops doing stupid crap and hanging out with idiots.

I spent some of today playing with my camera and the pictures. That was about the highlight of my day. LOL pathetic
My mucous has changed from green to yellow so I must be a little better. I feel better aside from the tickle cough and ear ache and sore throat. But both arent so painful that I'm grabbing for something to get pain relief. Its more annoying than painful.

One of these days everything is bound to go my way.  ;D


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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2008, 08:26:17 PM »
Hello ladies, this is just a quick post to say hi. I'll have to stop in tonight and read to catch up. The baby and kids are driving me insane today. Baby is going through some wacky crying thing, hes usually good but today he just wants to cry...UGH here he goes again. So hello all, I hope everyone is wonderful. I'll check in later!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2008, 08:57:28 PM »
Evening ladies,

Queen, you should check your local paper for other places that take section 8.  Not everyone is listed on the list they have at the office.  And good luck.

Mum, sometimes it seems like men have no sense (re: your husband not covering the sheets etc).  Thank heaven we're around, aye?

Wish, you work full-time don't you?  And you still want something else to do?  Wow, you must have tons of energy.  Send some to me, would ya? ;)

Wendy, I hope things go alright with your son.  Yeah, I know if he went to jail that would stop his SS check.  So, hopefully he won't have to and can keep his ass out of trouble.  Glad you're feeling better.

Jshort, how old is your baby?  It wouldn't be teething would it?

Well, I cleaned my whole apartment today.  Then I went to KMart and bought a hose and hosed off the side of the house my apartment is on.  I couldn't believe all the cobwebs that were on it.  And a couple of the spiders were pretty big.  I tried to drown them, but I think they may have gotten away.    I also went to the volunteer orientation at the Hope.  I might start there next week, hopefully.  Keep your fingers and legs crossed.  Nothing else to report.  Have a good night ladies.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2008, 09:03:13 PM »
HI Ladies

Ok whr do i begin, i am 24 with a daughter I am also from Zim like Tendai but live in Canada and i hv an awesome boyfriend so that helps ( but he has pissing me off moments too smetimes )

Andrea, i thot you were a vivian or something along those lines.

Wini: glad to know you are feelin better. hope things with your son turns out ok

Wishful: for some reason i like u a lot. i hv been tryin to catch up on the whole groups posts, nad i wthink u r a cool chic. u should volunteer, I do and i lov eit but sometimes it feels like another job but its so fulfillin

Ok every bodelse, Betty, and all, i hope to get to know all of u too. i have nothin to report !!!

anyone heard from Tendai? i hope she doing okay, becoz i know just how hard life can be in Zim
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2008, 10:23:21 PM »
Well, my honies, today was, well...I'm just glad it's over and tomorrow holds new potential. 

JS, honey, it must be a kid thing.  My kids must have lost their minds because today they were HORRIBLE!!  So bad, in fact, that Hubby and I have cancelled the zoo trip tomorrow.  They'll spend the day picking weeds from the gardens, hauling rocks, cleaning the trash from the drainage ditch (it's dry), dusting, and anything else Hubby and I can think of to wear them out.  Any kid who asks how much he/she is going to get paid, gets double work load >:(  I'll tell them it pays exactly $4000 - the same amount as that day's 3 meals,2 snacks, room, and board..lol..I'm such a good mum :P

Betty, congrats on the new volunteering job.  I'm hoping to start helping with delivering meals through bi-county nutrition (meals on wheels).  In our town, the different churches "take" different days.  Our church delivers on Thursdays.  My parents already deliver, so I'll ride with them a few times to get to know the various routes.  I figure this is something that the family can do together - the kids will get a kick out of delivering lunches.

Winn, I'm glad you're feeling better, hun.  I had to suck the peace pipe tonight for the 1st time in a while.  But, it was hot and I got over-heated.

Tat, welcome to the forums!  I'm glad you felt comfortable enough to jump in and join us.  I look forward to getting to know you better, too.

Wish, my favorite cousin in the whole wide world is called Jamie.  She's a youngun'..lol..about to start her last year in college.  I remember the day she was born.  You, too,  are a strong, sweet, woman.  I think Jamie suites you just fine :)

I'm off to watch the new Stargate movie "Ark of Truth".  We watched Hellboy I last night, but I fell asleep.  Hubby said he liked it.  I was so tired that I couldn't finish it.  What I saw was good, though.  We got our stimulus check in the mail today.  We put it in the bank and tomorrow we'll finish paying off the car repair bill.  And, wouldn't you know it!!  Tonight Hubby picked up a big, nasty nail in our back tire.  I have to be at Sam's tomorrow by 7am to get it fixed.  Thank goodness it's under warrenty, so i don't have to buy a new one (to the tune of $200 - YIKES! :o)  Just when it looked like we'd finally get caught up...BAM!  Oh,well.  If nothing happened, what would I have to complain about?

Love to you all and only the sweetest of dreams!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2008, 11:00:11 PM »
Hey everyone!

Mum, nothing wrong with getting dirty hands and hard work! LOL! How on earth are you going to find time to deliver food? I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again...I don't know how you do it. Each of us has a calling... :)

Tat, Hi! Welcome  :) :)

Betty, I am sending positive thoughts your way! I am sure the volunteering will work out!

J, sorry about the baby. Sometimes I feel bad that they can't talk. It must be so frustrating to not be able to say what is wrong.

Win, what happened to your son? I think I may have missed something. I have a bad habit of sometimes skimming messages and emails. My partner teacher has started adding "Go back and reread this email" at the bottom of her emails when there is important schedule stuff in it. I am so bad! LOL! I am glad you are feeling better. I have a terrible cough and my doctor is gone until Wed.

Wish, I like your name! I have always been partial to names that could work for either boys or girls. It's funny that you don't see yourself as a Jamie. I never really thought about it. I guess my name is who I am  :) My dad likes to tell everyone that he named me. My sister and I also have the same middle name...my dad again

Queen, finding a place to live can be such a drag! How is your son doing?

Well today went ok. I had to wait only about an hour and a half for my sister to finish her test. I feel really bad because she did not do to well and I kind made a comment about it and I think I embarrassed her in front of her friend, who did just as bad. I apologized to her when we got home but I still feel terrible. I called my mom to tell her how bad I felt and she said my sister was upset because she called her and was crying... :'( :'( It is going to bother me. I hope my sister gets over it.

So the mini novela (soap opera-translated loosely) of my life continues...still no period, made an appointment w/the Gyn for Wednesday. I sent an email to "Mr. Wonderful" for him to come get his watch and how he did not need to worry about me wanting anything (you know, physically) I responded that ordinarily he would be right but I just want to be done with this. This ego maniac told me I was lying to him and myself. I then wrote him that this was it and how I didn't want to let myself be used and so on. I don't want to bore you with a word by word account. He has not responded but it was the most honest I had been with him and myself. Of course he still needs to come get his watch. I am confident that I will remain strong...why is it that you never hear about men getting all twisted? Oh well...we live and learn right? Some of us just take longer than others  ;)

Have a good night!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2008, 06:16:06 AM »
Yes it' early, even for me, and yes I should still be in bed.  BUT, remember that annoying little nail in the tire?  Hubby called Sam's last night to find out what time their tire place opened.  Lucky me!  As a business member, they kindly open at 7am!!  So, I woke up before 6 and thought I could "sneek" in some more sleep.  WRONG!  Hubby rolled over and said, "Make sure you don't go back to sleep, you have to leave soon."  I almost smacked him, but what would be the point?

So, I'm here in my rocking chair still in my P.J's and I need to leave in 15 minutes.  I'll definately need my afternoon nap.

I have no idea how the new Stargate movie was - I fell asleep.

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2008, 07:26:01 AM »
Morning ladies,

Tatenda, welcome to the women's family, er, forum.  I'm glad you're joining us.  Hope to get to hear more from you!  Unfortunately, we've not heard from Tendai in awhile. I'm hoping she's alright.

Mum, I'm sure the kids will love delivering meals.  Before my dad died he was getting meals on wheels.  It really helped him.  What a great thing to do.

Andrea, we all say things sometimes we wish we could go back in time and fix.  Your sister will get over it.  Just give her time.  Are you going to be able to stay strong when your ex comes to get his watch?  Sometimes it's hard to see the person face-to-face.  Good luck.

I've been up about an hour.  My kitty woke me up around 6:00.  I'm about ready to lay back down.  I talked to Liz for awhile last night.  She asked me if, when we went out to eat, it was considered a date.  I told her I didn't know.  She said she likes my style and would love to take me out sometime on a "date."  I told her alright.  But, I'm not getting involved with someone who's strung out on benzo's (which is what Xanax is).  We did talk about her using Xanax.  I told her my experience with those kinds of meds.  She knows that she's built a tolerance, and she said she wants to try something different.  I told her about cognitive behavioral therapy that's helped many people with anxiety attacks.  So, we'll see what happens.

OK ladies, I'm off to check out a few more threads and watch the news.  I hope you all have a good morning.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2008, 10:46:34 AM »
Good am Ladies...Hope all is well with everyone.

Tatenda: WOW that made me feel good...cus sometimes people dont like me at all and I try so much to be understood..But Thank you for that!

Betty : Energy>>>>>>>>>>>>>> your way sweety...Yes i work full time..but when i go home im still bored..i may cook or something but thats it..then my gfs just wanna drink n smoke every night and i have about had it with that...im gonna stop everything..i really want to be settle down n married right about now...and i would like a more fulfilling career....i really hope i am able to start school in the spring....i am so sad alot..i cry almost every night...im just unfulfilled i guess.... :-\

Viv: Thank you...I mean i wouldnt change my name or anything...my mom named me after my dad..his name was James..i kinda like that it doesnt fit into the racial stereotypes of "black names" tho..something positive i guess...

Thanks mum! your too sweet yourself!

Jshort: i feel you mama...even with my babies gone i feel u...i wake up every night now like 330 for no reason..i think im losing my freaking mind...but youre blessed and your children are going to make u proud...

Well i am goin to go to church this weekend...I need some uplifting spiritually...I am glad you guys are here tho to talk to  :D

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2008, 11:00:42 AM »
Just wanted to say a quick HI to everyone, I have been thinking of you all.

 I got my daughters room done finally and I am on my sons( soon to be mine), so I can have my own space finally, before I go nuts.  I got all the popcorn off the ceiling last night -only 5 more rooms to go :'( Maybe my arms will be toned at least, when I am finished.

I will catch up with you all later....everyone take care

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« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2008, 06:03:30 PM »
Evening ladies,

Jamie, I really need energy today.  I just now finally did the dishes for the 1st time today.  Ugh.

Snow, good luck with all that scraping.  Doesn't sound like a lot of fun.

I haven't done squat today.  Well, except make brownies that are just fab.  I slept almost the whole day away.  I just haven't been feeling like myself lately.  I've been dragging around, barely able to stay awake at times etc.  My blood sugars have been fine, I don't feel sick (cold, etc.), I just can't figure this out!  But it's damn frustrating!  I hate it when something's going on with my body that I can't figure out. 

Anyway, I hope you ladies are having a good day.  I may be back later, or tomorrow in the a.m. 
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »
I know I wasn't feeling too good today either, been feeling sick to my stomach. The drama with the landlord continues, I read a letter that my ASO sent my landlord where he stated that he would give me 30 days as well as being partially paid for this month. The five day notice is simply a scare tactic and this asshole gave the realtor a negative reference which made them not give us the house. I am fucking pissed about that. Tomorrow I have to go to the Section 8 office and get the new list for apartments. The list I have is rather disappointing because they are second floor or in bad neighborhoods. I am hoping the new list will be better.

We are going to get a truck tomorrow and start moving. I talked to legal services and they told me since he presented the 5 day notice that the lease is null and void. So, I have somewhere to temperarily go til I find a place.

Someone asked about my son, well, he got all the charges dropped but one. He had 14. The most he may get is 11 to 23 months in the county. He got off easy for the seriousness of his crime. I have to write him another letter soon.

I still have not finished my hair yet but I am getting there. It's really been too hot to do it during the day and I feel crummy today so I am not even sure if I am going to bother with it or I might because we are going to be moving tomorrow, not sure yet.

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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2008, 07:08:43 PM »
My entire body is aching and my head is pounding and I missed my nap.  Need I say more?  LOL...I got the truck tire repaired at Sam's.  The 15 minute job took over an hour.  I was so not happy.  Then I came home and sanded the boys' room from 10am until just after 3pm.  We just need to sand off the where the old owners had 12-inch border all the way around. Then, we'll get everything dusted, vaccuum, put the furniture back, and paint.  What a pain in the butt!

I'm so tired, I already forgot what everyone wrote..sorry.

Queen, if you have no where to move to, where are you moving?
Betty, sorry you're not feeling well.  Just rest up and get better, hun.
Snow, I'm so feeling you, hun.  With every inch of my aching body, I feel you.

A lady on Jeopardy just said while she was visiting her sister, she had a headache.  Her sister gave her an "old" prescription, then gave her the rest to take home.  It wasn't until after arriving home that the lady realized the prescription was for her sister's CAT. 

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2008, 08:28:19 PM »
Viv - I didn't really say what happened with my son. I just kinda sprang the court info on you gals LOL

Court worked out ok for him today. He wound up having to spend 1525.00 to get himself out of trouble. He has 6 month deferred adjudication with probation, a 5 week mandatory drug class, drug testing and 24 hours volunteer service and whatever the monthly fees are for going to probation.
Long story short. He got caught with 7 lithium pills in his pocket after someone called the police to his old apartment complaining of the smell of marijuana. They didn't have anymore pot, they had smoked it all, so there was no charge for that. The charge was possesion of a dangerous drug.

He's fine. He's pissed he had to spend so much money because that ate a huge hole in his safety net. Now he only has enough money to carry him through August. After that he wont have enough in the bank to pay his bills.

He needs to learn how to lay low better if he is going to be messing around. Pills aren't his thing he was just trying it and happened to get caught. He does love his weed though. Too bad he isn't always smart about it.
That kid needs to learn how to not rock the boat and that sometimes its better to keep his mouth shut.

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When I think about it he really isn't much different than I was when I was a kid. Except I didn't get caught when I was screwing around and being an idiot. But I am more clever and I never got caught. He is more confident than I was and of course he is a boy but that's about it.
But then again by the time I was his age I had him so he has me beat at that. And I was less than a year older than he is now when I was infected with HIV. He knows a shit load more than I did at his age about HIV so I'm fairly certain he will beat me there too.
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« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2008, 08:43:47 PM »
Queen, check the local paper also for section 8 places.  They always have some that are not on the list at Housing.  Good luck.  I'm glad you have a place to go temporarily until you find a new place.  About the neuropathy.......I've had it for years.  I take 2400mgs a day of Neurontin (broken down to 800mgs 3 x a day) and I've had no bad side effects at all.  It might be something for you to think about if it gets troublesome.

Mum, I hope you rest up woman!  That sounds like way too much work to me for one day.  Just make sure tomorrow you take time to nap.

Wendy, I'm glad your son didn't get thrown in the pokey.  He wanted to experiment with Lithium?  Ugh.  I can think of much better pills to experiment with. ;)  (of course, I'm kidding, I would never recommend it to anyone).  My daughter smokes pot once in awhile also.  But, it hasn't affected her job or anything.  She knows if she gets caught, she's pretty much on her own.  When she got busted for stealing my car when she was a juvenile, I didn't bail her out then.  I think me not getting her out of trouble has made her independent like she is.  Kids need to learn, don't they?  Your son sounds pretty educated about HIV though, and that's great.  When I was young and doing foolish things, I got pulled over a few times by the coppers.  But, since I was (read: was) young and pretty, I always got out of being arrested (for a sexual favor, pigs).  Anyway, glad your son doesn't have to spend time in jail.  Using marijuana is really a victimless crime and should be legalized, IMO.

I slept most of the day.  I'm guessing I just have some kind of bug.  I made some brownies today, but that's as domestic as it got.  I hope you ladies have a good night.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2008, 10:13:37 PM »
Wendy, I'm so sorry, but I'm confused.  Maybe it's the lack of sleep and maybe it's my brain being too lazy to think of the answer.  You have 1 son and that 1 son doesn't have any children.  And you have no other children.  BUT, you have a grand-daughter.  I'm so horribly confused.

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« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2008, 10:31:43 PM »
Hi Ladies! Welcome Tatenda nothing much here, went to the doctor and find out my colesterol is through the roof !!! scared the shit out of me so now I have to take "LIPITOR". hoping i don't have side effects. Just anothermed to add to my list, i stop counting i take over 12 meds a day. Well the doc news came right after i had just had lunch, bacon and egg sanwhich with plenty of mayo! LOL so he told me to satay away from the eeggaand change my diet, this sucks but i know i must do it.

Queen, I am so happy you son got less time and some of the cahrges dropped. I hope u find the right house .
Winn- that pic of your son looks like you with a beard! he looks exactly like you!!!
Moms- you need your own dam reality show!!!!! all the work you do for your family, lwts call it" supermom"
Wishful - you hang in there, iknow how you feel, i live alone and sometimes i think i'm going crazy!!
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« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2008, 10:37:27 PM »
Hi Ladies! Welcome Tatenda!!! nothing much here, went to the doctor and find out my cholesterol is through the roof !!! scared the shit out of me so now I have to take "LIPITOR". hoping i don't have side effects. Just anothermed to add to my list, i stop counting i take over 12 meds a day. Well the doc news came right after i had just had lunch, bacon and egg sandwich with plenty of mayo! LOL so he told me to stay away from the eggs change my diet, this sucks but i know i must do it. Tired as usual and having lazy days with this heat, but thank god i'm not that crazy ,I knew something was wrong with me even though they say there are no symptoms. I have been lite headed and offbalance and having pain in my head! At least i know what it is now.

Queen, I am so happy you son got less time and some of the charges dropped. I hope u find the right house .
Winn- that pic of your son looks like you with a beard! he looks exactly like you!!!
Moms- you need your own dam reality show!!!!! all the work you do for your family, lets call it" supermom"
Wishful - you hang in there, i know how you feel, i live alone and sometimes i think i'm going crazy!!
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« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2008, 10:38:05 PM »
Wendy, I'm so sorry, but I'm confused.  Maybe it's the lack of sleep and maybe it's my brain being too lazy to think of the answer.  You have 1 son and that 1 son doesn't have any children.  And you have no other children.  BUT, you have a grand-daughter.  I'm so horribly confused.

Mum (who promises to think better tomorrow - after a good night's sleep)
LMAO The grand daughter is Billy's son's daughter.
If you count him I have 3 sons. One 18 year old. My youngest who passed away in 1997 and a 20 year old I got five years ago and did not ever have in my custody.

Netta - LOL I know he used to be my mini me but now he is a big hairy guy who looks an awful lot like his mom.


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« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2008, 10:43:03 PM »
Dam Win- I thought you were playing tricks with the cameras!!! LMAO, u could never deny him being your son!

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2008, 11:55:50 PM »
I should have my behind in the bed since I got to move some things tomorrow. But I am just not tired at the moment. Still over here swooning over my neighbor and we are just becoming neighborly. Wini, glad your son didn't have to do any jail time. Basically doing a drive by, want to play some Warcraft before bed.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2008, 07:01:14 AM »
I am in so much pain from my back up over my shoulders and all the way down my arms to the end of my little pinky finger.  I need to drink some milk and pop some Advil - about 1/2 a bottle should do it.  One of these days I'm going to realize that I'm A: not young, and B: still not young.  I only have the nasty 12 in. boarder on 2 of the walls to sand off then I can start painting. 

Oh, and let me explain this room.  First, this room is 27ft long by 18ft wide.  It's the biggest room in the house - twice the size of my livingroom.  When we moved in, it was the previous owner's master bedroom.  One of the long walls was covered in wallpaper that had roses the size of dinner plates all over it.  The other walls had a 12 in. border with smaller flowers.  I walked in and it made me dizzy.  So, rather than take it down, we did what the "experts" told us and sealed it, primed it, and put 2 coats of paint.  A couple of years later, after our 3rd sone was born, we moved us out and the boys in, so we repainted it - 2 more coats.  Now,  7 yrs later, the sealed wallpaper that was never supposed to peel, peeled off and made the room look awful!  So, we had to stip through layers of paint and sealer, and sand the wall down to the original paneling.  Like I said, big ol' pain in the butt!!

So, that's my agenda for today.  That, and the laundry.  I'm hoping to buy the paint today so we can start painting the room tonight.  With both of us painting, we should be able to knock it out in a couple of days (which means it'll take us 6mths..lol).  Tomorrow is little bit's appointments with the eye specialist and the audiologist to get fitted for her hearing aide.  My mom is watching the other kids so we'll sneak off early for a quick breakfast at Ihop.

Winn, LOL, I figured it out about 3 this morning. 
Netta, if I had a reality show, no one would believe it was true. :P  I watched 1 episode of that "John and Kate" and it totally pissed me off.

Well, my sweeties, the crew's awake and ready for breakfast.  If I have any feeling left in my arms, I'll check in later.

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« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2008, 08:13:38 AM »
Morning ladies,

Netta, I take Lipitor also-been on it for about a year.  It brought my cholesterol down right away.  So it works really well.  I have had no side effects from it.  You sound like me with all those pills.  I take about 12 or 13 in the morning (plus I take noon, evening and pm meds) plus Insulin.  I don't think I'd be normal if one day I never had to take any more (pills).

Wendy, your son does look like you.  You two could be twins.  It's really uncanny.

Mum, good luck with that room.  The most I've ever done to walls is to wash them.  Which I really should do again here, but I'm just not motivated to do it.  My excuse?  The same as yours-I'm not young anymore. 

I'm feeling a bit better today. I don't have much to do except go to the store to get a few things.  I'm missing Drag lately; a few others also. 

Registration for school starts July 28th.  I do it online.  I'm anxious to see what classes they'll be offering.  I'm going to go full-time.  If they have the classes offered at this campus that I need, it's only going to be one more (school) year and I'll be done.  Yippee!  If they don't offer everything I need, well, it'll probably just take me another 1/2 year.  Either way, I'm getting closer and I'm very happy about it.  My daughter tells me I need to go on and get my master's.  I just told her I'm not even thinking about that right now; I've been in school long enough for awhile.  It really requires more brain power of me than it seemed to when I was younger.  But, it's all worth it.

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« Reply #81 on: July 16, 2008, 08:28:53 AM »
Good morning ladies. Welcome to Tatenda.          Not much going on here.      Queen, glad most of your son's charges got dropped. That must be a huge relief.    Sorry about your asshole landlord. Maybe the next one will be better.                     Wendy, glad your son didn't get put in jail but that seems like a lot of stuff for some Lithium. My brother takes Lithium for bipolar, I didn't know you could get high off it.  Maybe he will learn his lesson or at least be more careful .                   Betty, hope you feel better . Enjoy those brownies, they sound good.                     Mum, damn you are a hard working woman. Hope you get some rest before your arms fall off. My arms ache sometimes but that is only when we have been really busy at work.                                             Netta, hope you get your cholesterol under control.    Love  the names. Jamie and Andrea are pretty names. I used to tell people my name was Jacqueline but they caught on when they heard my mom calling me Cristy.                                                                      Anyway, SSDD, nothing new. A trip to walmart is in order, mustn't run out of Mountain Dew. TTYL ladies. Cristy      Betty, you posted while I was trying to. Hope you get the classes you want.

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« Reply #82 on: July 16, 2008, 10:44:55 AM »
Good morning!

Mum- I know what you mean about that show "John and Kate +8". I have seen it and it seems to me that they have a lot of $$$$$ and a lot of help. It does appear to be unrealistic. They were even on Oprah. Money sure makes things much easier. When I bought my first condo I thought I could save money, really my parents money  :), by painting the rooms. Yeah, I was over it the first hour and we hired someone to do the rest. When it's all done you deserve a nice rest.

Wendy-I will say it too, you son definitely looks like you

Betty-I agree when it comes to school. Just take it one day at a time. When I went with my sister it made me miss the whole school thing. I don't miss doing the work and test but I truly enjoy learning.

Queen-I'll be thinking about you today when you are moving.

Christy-Nice to hear from you

Ok, well I started my period in the middle of the night....Hallelujah!! ;D Of course I have an appointment at the gynecologist this morning which there really is no need for now but I am going to go in anyway. I want to get back on the pill. I was on it for almost 4 years just to regulate my periods and I am tired of trying to keep count and want to have it all back on track. I not the birth control aspect of it is diminished due to the Atripla but I am hoping the regulating part of it still works.  My doctor is very nice. Before I was diagnosed she was helping me out with all the problems I was having in that general area. I had a lot of skin/rash issues and she recommended many things. The irony of the whole situation of being sick was that none of the doctors even thought of testing my for HIV because of my history, or really lack there of. It makes me think that everyone, when there are issues should be tested right away. Anyways...I have never been so happy about having a period. My coughing is getting worse and now I am having major sinus issues...major headaches. It so bad that when I bend down my head feels like it is going to explode. I have been living on Tylenol sinus..ugh! My ID doctor comes back today and I am hoping to get an appointment to get some medicine. Well that's all for now. Mr. Wonderful has not come to get his watch yet but I've given him my schedule this week. He made a comment about having sex and I told him no, it's not like that anymore. He did not respond. This is via email. Because I have always given in he is trying but I am sticking to my guns.... :) Send your strength.... :)

Well I guess I should get in the shower....oh I have a funny story about gynecologists...I don't remember where I read it but I still remember it. A women was running late for her appointment and when she realized how late she was she did not have time to shower so she grabbed a wash cloth that was laying on the bathroom sink and did a "quick cleaning". When she went in and the pelvic exam the doctor made a comment about (this isn't exact because I can't quite remember) "it" being so fancy....well, what happened was that the ladies daughter had been doing something with glitter and had it in the wash cloth so when she "cleaned" with the washcloth the glitter transferred over. So she was all "dressed up" Isn't that funny! I would have been laughing so hard in the doctor's office. I doubt he had ever seen anything like that! Now that I think of it, I think I read it in the Reader's Digest.... :D

Talk to you all later!
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« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2008, 12:48:10 PM »
Cristy, good to hear from you.  How's it going with the new guy?  2nd date yet?

Andrea, YAY!  I know you're relieved.  I was going to suggest maybe the gynecologist could give you something for your sinus/lung problems.  You really should get that taken care of.  Regarding Mr. Wonderful, stick to your guns.  Don't screw the bastard.  Just give him his watch, put your hand on your hip and point to the door.  Well, anyways, sending srength your way, gf. 
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2008, 01:05:57 PM »
Wendy, glad your son didn't get put in jail but that seems like a lot of stuff for some Lithium. My brother takes Lithium for bipolar, I didn't know you could get high off it.  Maybe he will learn his lesson or at least be more careful . 

I'm not sure his intent was to get high off of it. Around the same time he got caught with the lithium he was trying to get mental health treatment on his own.
He is at that age where everything is just so dramatic. Also its the age where you want to be treated like an adult but still have the comforts of being a kid. Its a real difficult time in most peoples lives. Plus when your family members die its normal to feel depressed about it. I wish more people would understand that and stop trying to medicate it all away.
If some friend of his or "expert" convinces him that all the feelings he is experiencing is not normal of course he is going to believe them. His brain isn't finished developing and he is smoking pot on a regular basis. I'm sure that doesn't help things.

I get the same thing. Most doctors try putting me on antidepressants. I'm just not open to it anymore. I don't like the way they make me feel when I take them. I am totally functional and yes I occasionally am sad but given my life experiences I feel its completely appropriate.

I don't believe Aaron has any mental issues. I think he is a growing boy with typical problems for his age. He chooses on occasion not to use self control but I've known him all his life and I know that's not a lack of ability its his not giving a damn.
Given all the things he has seen and been through I think he handles himself pretty well.

Now if he could just stay out of trouble.  ;D




There are differences in our faces. He has a more masculine look. His brow ridge "the part of your forehead across your eyebrows" is more pronounced than mine. His nose is also more masculine. Kind of a mix between my nose and a Roman nose.
Example of a Roman nose
He has likely had his nose broken before. I have never been punched in the face. LOL
His eyes are slightly less bulbous and more even in size and slightly different in color. And his ears are totally different.
If I where to make changes to myself I would choose some of his features. They are slight but I like his looks.
Of course they would have to be feminised. I don't want to look like a guy. LOL

Andrea - I don't know if I should congratulate you getting your period or not. LOL I hate being on my period.
I'm glad you don't have to worry about it anymore.
Maybe you should mail him his watch. That would make a statement. LOL
Glitter LOL I've gotten comments about my shaving but I've never tried glitter.

Cristy - I was a walmart earlier and had to leave their electricity went out. Fortunately I got to buy my milk and cereal. They had one register that was still kinda working. It rejected my card 3 times before allowing the transaction. I still got to go back because I only have one can of Mountain Dew left. I have diet in the cabinet but its just not as good as the sugared.

Betty - I hope you get to feeling better.



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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2008, 04:07:38 PM »
I not the birth control aspect of it is diminished due to the Atripla but I am hoping the regulating part of it still works. 

Viv - Does the Atripla not work with birth control? I am on the Implanon implant. I have been on it since April. I have not been feeling to sexual so I haven't been humping a lot. I hope the birth control is working and not just good planning. ((((((((Strength))))))))  for fighting of the ex.

Betty- I hope all the classes you need are offered. I have 8 more classes and I should graduate next may. I got into with my finicial aid advisor. I was due a refund this month and he told me that I wasn't. Gladly he just looked at his computer wrong and I get an disbursement on the 22nd of this month. So Hopefully I should get it the end of the month or the first part of next month. I really need it because my baby is getting ready to start back school.

CJC- Nice to see you drop in.

Mum- I applaude you again. You are such a strong woman.

Wish- Are the children going to come home before school starts. I forgot to tell you, you are a cutie. I love your pics.

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
Keeping-I think it is specifically birth control pills and Atripla where the problem occurs. I don't know about implants. I read about on either this site or "The Body"

Well the doctor's visit went well. I did not have a pelvic exam because of my period but the doctor gave me the lowest dose possible of birth control. I am going to try it for 2 months and see how it goes and then get a prescription. When I told her about the HIV she seemed surprised but was very sympathetic. She wanted to know who I was seeing and how things were going. I also have to go in for my pap which is past due. She did mention that I am going to have to be very regular with that because I am more to susceptible to problems because of my compromised immune system. So that was all good.

I have mentioned about me wanting to find another ID doc, I have an appointment but is not until August. Anyways...I called my current dr. last week and was told by the service that they were gone until today. I called this morning at about 9:15am and was told to call back in about 10 minutes. Just a little extra info...In California we are not allowed to use cell phones while driving unless they are hands free so I had to wait till I got to my gyno. to call again. So,went I got there I called and again the service answered and I asked to leave a message. They said that the office just wants us to call back and not leave a message, Ok, fine. I go have my visit and about 45 minutes later I call again and wouldn't you know it, I got the service AGAIN! I told them this is the 3rd time I've called and the lady asked for my name and put me on hold. I waited a few minutes and then just hung up. I am soooo pissed! This is part of why I want a new doctor. It is soooo hard to get a hold of anyone there. Everytime I call I get the service. I can count on one hand the number of times someone at the office has answered. All I want is to get my blood work done and a prescription for this congestion. What a pain in the but!

On a separate note...I keep making all kinds of typos on here and I think it is because the font is so small. I even do spell check but some of the words are spelled ok but they are just the wrong words...how annoying.... :)

Also...I know my posts have been rather long...I guess I just have a lot more to say or maybe I just ramble on and on...LOL

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2008, 05:47:59 PM »
Wasn't as long as mine and I can read you fine.  ;)


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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #88 on: July 16, 2008, 08:50:52 PM »
Evening ladies,

Wendy, my daughter is the same in respect to wanting to be an adult and child at the same time.  I know your son has differences, but you two could be twins, truly.  I don't know about antidepressants either; I think I should probably be on one.  I function so much better when I am (Zoloft works well).  You've been through a lot and so has your son.  I think taking antidepressants is a very personal choice between doctor/patient. 

Keeping, there is a university here (Indiana University at South Bend) that has the most screwed up financial aid office I've ever seen.  The whole place is screwy.  I go to a private university, which costs a little more.  But I always look forward to those refunds from the school!  They're great, ain't they.

Andrea, do you have a primary care doctor who can prescribe you something for your cold?  That sounds extremely frustrating.  I e-mail my doctor about things and usually get a response in a couple hours. 

Well, today I did a whole lot of nothing.  I went to the store to get a few things.  Then I made (Shake & Bake) ranch pork chops, cornbread dressing, and green beans for dinner.  I'm still full and I ate at 2:30. 

I've also been back on Chantix for three days.  I'm going to give it another go and hopefully it will work.  Today I've only smoked about five cigarettes.  It's not the money part that bothers me-smoking rollies saves bunches.  It's the health part.  With both parents dying in relation to cigarettes, my chances of living a long, healthy life smoking ain't too great.  I also did some pilates this morning.  They totally kicked my ass.  Tomorrow maybe I'll exercise again.

That's about all I have to report.  I hope you ladies have a good night.
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #89 on: July 16, 2008, 10:02:31 PM »
I know plenty of folks who just plain do not function with out psych meds. Or at the very least are moody as hell if they forget a dose or two. LOL

My issue with the meds is trying to bury the pain of the loss of a loved one with a pill.
It aggravates me that I cant seem to express my emotions to a doctor without them wanting to medicate me. But I suppose if I thought about it from their perspective they are there to fix problems and a general medical doctor is usually going to look for a scientific way to solve those kind of problems.

I have a girlfriend who had a stillborn baby. I've dealt with the loss of my son much longer than she has hers. I've told her the pain of loosing your baby never leaves you. You just get more used to it as time passes.
I'd very much like to see what my son would look like now. He looked a lot like me too. But not as much as Aaron. Maybe some day I'll find a age enhancing thingy where I can upload a photo of him and see what he would look like. That would be neat.  :)

Have I shown ya'll a photo of my baby Justin?


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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #90 on: July 16, 2008, 11:58:57 PM »
Good evening my sweetie peeties!  Yes, I know what time it is.  I'm waiting for the meds to kick in so I can breathe.  I'm happy to announce that the room is FINISHED!!  Tomorrow after #6's appointments, we'll buy the paint and get 'er done so the boys can move back into their room by Saturday night.  So, next week we move on to the school room / office.  Then, and only then, can we celebrate the fact that my summer "to do" list ACTUALLY got done while it was still summer!!!  YEAH ME! :P

Next week is Vacation Bible School at our church from 6:15 - 8:00.  Hubby and I help on Monday night and then teach on Thursday.  Last year, we just about burned down the building..lol..how am I gonna top that this year??  Then, 4wks from today (Wed.), Mini and I leave for Mexico.  I'm a nervous wreck.

Andrea, my doll, you go right ahead and rant all you want with as many words as you need.  We're all women here and it is all good. 

I can't remember who made the comments about John and Kate, but you were SO on the money!  That's exactly the way I feel about them.  What they are showing isn't their reality, at least not the way it was before they were given the house, the car, the gifts, the trips, the nanny, the hair plugs, the tummy tuck, the person who irons their clothes, and the person who folds their clothes, etc.  Not to mention that lady is truly mean and nasty to her husband (and everyone else).

Alrighty then...  I think my meds have kicked in.  I can feel my fingers, my arms don't hurt (much), and I can breathe through my nose.  And that, ladies, is my signal that it's time for bed.  Everyone have sweet dreams and I'll catch you tomorrow afternoon.

Love and moochies!
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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2008, 12:07:18 AM »
Wendy I totally agree with you. I think sometimes we medicate instead of feel. A couple years ago I was definitely going through depression. I had just started seeing a therapist and she brought up antidepressants. I told her I was against them because I felt as though it just numbed pain and never allowed people to deal with it. She brought up the fact that the problem with the antidepressants was that many people take them without getting therapy. She said the purpose was not to numb the pain but to allow the person to work through the issues and then eventually get weaned of. So basically in order for them to work the medication and the therapy have to go together otherwise nothing will change. She also said that for my case it would be just to get me "over the hump". I was on Lexipro for less then a year along with weekly therapy and I can honestly say it helped put aside the emotion, address the issues, and then I was able to stop and then feel the emotion. Does that make sense? Anyways...this society is always looking for the quick, feel good fix. We are a pill popping country. I mean the United States uses about 80% of all the Ritalin produced and that is primarily for children so if that doesn't say something I don't know what does. Nobody wants to feel bad but sometimes in order to get to the good feelings we have to sift through the bad. Ok enough of that....to answer your question about the picture...I don't recall seeing one.

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2008, 01:42:46 AM »
Hi Ladies,
              I'm new to the boards, and after Bettytacy's invitation, I thought I would stop in and introduce myself. I'm 24, and still getting used to all of the new things I have to deal with in my life due to HIV. I'm very ecstatic about having people to talk to about things that I'm dealing with, because I literally have no one else, and (as I'm sure most of you would agree) it's great to be able to vent to people who care, who are understanding, who can relate to things dealing with HIV, and everything else that life gives us good or bad. So... hello again, and I'm looking forward to being apart of these boards, and talking with you ladies.

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« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2008, 07:37:04 AM »
Morning ladies,

Wendy, I don't remember ever seeing a picture of your little one who died.  That must have been so heartbreaking.  I know how I felt (and still feel) losing both parents in such a short timespan-I can't imagine a child. 

Mum, congratulations on finishing the room!  Wow.  I remember going to vacation Bible school when I was a kid.  I always used to look forward to it.  Fun times.   Just don't set anything on fire.  Oh, I love your new avvy.

Andrea, I agree-I think antidepressants must be combined with therapy to have success.  And you're right-this is a quick fix nation.  Everywhere.  No one wants to deal with problems, and unfortunately, we all want ours to go away right now.  Well, I don't know if that's unfortunate or not.  People just need better coping skills instead of looking to medicine all the time.

Nothing, I'm so glad you decided to join us.  I was diagnosed when I was 24 also (I'm almost 43 now).  You've got a lot of years.  Just jump in and say whatever you want to say.  We're all comfortable enough to hear anything.

Well, my therapist comes over today.  I'm working through the 12 steps with him.  Right now I'm on the ammends step-the actual doing the ammends step, not the writing them one.  I told him I verbally made ammends to my parents before they died.  He suggested writing them a letter, because I've thought of more stuff.  That is going to be very hard.  I'll have to make sure I have a box of Kleenex handy. 

Other than that, I'm going to try to go to a meeting tonight.  Hopefully I'll hear from the man in charge of the front desk of the Hope today.  If not, I'm going to get ahold of the lady who did the orientation and have her round him up.  Alright ladies, have a good morning.
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« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2008, 09:39:27 AM »
Good Morning!

Welcome Nothing! I was diagnosed 1 year ago. The ladies here are WONDERFUL and are very good listeners. They even have some good advice!  :)

Today I am getting my hair done. I have been splurging on myself and actually letting myself enjoy it. I still have not seen "Mr. Wonderfu". I pretty sure he is avoiding the situation. He probably thinks if he gives me time I will change my mind...huh....in the past that would be true, but not now.... :)

Talk to you all later!

Andrea

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2008, 01:16:28 PM »
Thanks Andrea you conveyed my thoughts better than I could.

NothingButSunshine

Betty - And of course anyone else who is interested. I have a short memorial video on my HIVAIDStribe profile page for Justin. I think its like 44 seconds long. I think I recall some of you have seen it before but it has pictures of my son Justin.
This link is directly to the memorial video.
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This link is to my HIVAIDStribe webpage.
http://www.hivaidstribe.com/Winiroo

Let me know if I screwed up on the links LOL

Mum - I've watched the Jon and Kate thing a few times. They definitely have very cute children. They seem to be fortunate people and they seem to have all their needs and many of their desires taken care of. I don't know how well I would cope with that many children in the same age group. That's about all I can say. LOL

I did enjoy watching a toddler pee on the couch on The Baby Borrowers last night. I think that's the name of the show. There wasn't anything else on that I wanted to watch. I really didn't want to watch that show but of all the other options it won my attention for a little while.

I should have just fooled around with Billy. LOL that's more entertaining.


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« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2008, 01:22:26 PM »
Andrea, you should splurge on yourself.  And don't waste it on that man!

Wendy, that video made me tear up.  What a beautiful tribute. 
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« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2008, 01:24:20 PM »
Thank you Betty


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« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2008, 01:51:47 PM »
Hey ladies. Just wondering how everyone is today. I myself am absolutely stressed out, and grateful that I can come here to release.

We're in the process of moving, and I'm sure you all know how stressful that can be, and of course how expensive it can be. I'm so frustrated because when it rains it pours, we are moving and have had to spend money on a deposit for our new house, we've had to pay rent at the place we are now, and we're going to have to drop rent for the new house in a few days. On top of that one of our cars went kaput, so we've just purchased a new car because the other one was a money pit.

It broke down and we said okay its time for a new one. So we purchased a used car, and wouldn't you know that of course the new one started giving us problems and we had to see about getting it fixed, it needed a new battery, fuel pump, belt, and transmission flush and I haven't even had the car a month! So there is some of the money we've spent, not to mention all the other bills we have, gas, food, and everyday things we need that we've been spending money on. (I'm SO disgusted with gas prices)

If anything else comes up, I think I might go nuts, I can't catch a break. My husband and I are newlyweds  we're both 24, and have not attended college we just started getting with the grind right after high school and so needless to say we don't have the best paying jobs, but everyone wants all this money we don't really have...well we have it, but we just can't seem to save.

On top of that we have to get rid of our ferrets because we're not allowed to have them in this rent house, and I'm SO sad. I love my babies, but.....gosh I feel like a terrible animal mom. Also I've been trying to get things packed and do this and that to prepare for the move, but my meds haven't been agreeing with me lately, I've been getting tired and nauseous every morning after I've started taking this new regimen of meds I take 3 pills in the AM and 1 at night and the 1 at night doesn't bother me. So yeah, life, love, stress, and set-backs....gotta love it.

Thanks for the warm welcomes Betty, Vivyt, and Winiroo.

Winiroo- that graphic you posted to welcome me made my day, I was pretty upset before I came here and now I feel better. You are absolutely adorable.

Same to you both, Betty and Vivyt. Thanks for making my day better.  :D :D

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Re: Dating Thread Part 39-Let's not do the Roman anymore
« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2008, 05:45:57 PM »
Hey Ladies---

Sorry, I didn't post yesterday but was busy packing things, still have a little bit to go but just minor stuff. I am totally sore today though. And it is hot as hell outside which is not helping things. Welcome to the Forums to Sunshine before I forget to mention it.

Not sure how Atripla affects birth control, though I am on depo shots and not pills. I couldn't take my pills last night because my dumb ass packed them away and now I don't know where they are til I get over to the other place to look. I plan on staying here til they cut the gas off which won't be til next week.

Sunshine-- I know how you feel about moving which I am doing now and cars, which I have poured money into one and it is still draining the battery daily. I haven't figured out why yet but am trying to get it done so it can get inspected. I may have to take the battery up to Auto Zone and have them do a check on it. All the money I put into this car, could've been a down payment on another one.

Well, it is too hot to hang around the computer. I think I am the 99th post, someone needs to step up other than me and Betty to start another one or we will have to. I'll try to check back in later.
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2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
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