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Author Topic: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"  (Read 24795 times)

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Offline netta

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In this holiday season, we watch as the world goes mad, Dying to go shopping ,war, hostile takeovers, murdering our children, but still we are survivors, we must strive to survive and be thankful for small things. Remember, we have each other.
I have had a rough time this holiday season, LOST family members, butstill I am thankful through the sorrow, we must stop and smell the roses, though we might get stuck with thorns.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 08:37:54 PM by netta »
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Re: BUT STILL I RISE, IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES...
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008, 06:55:48 PM »
 :) on another topic, Thankgiving was great, I had my mom and lots of family I have not seen in years! I  also had a man friend whom I have been talking to for over a year, come and visit me again. We spent the holidays together last Thanksgiving, He is a school teacher and lives in Maryland. Yes I am getting my fill of loving and sex. He is poz also, and we both grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He is here till Monday. Retired Navy man!
I am like a squirrel, storing up its nuts for the winter.!
« Last Edit: November 28, 2008, 07:00:34 PM by netta »
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Re: BUT STILL I RISE, IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 10:04:47 PM »
Is this the new thread? Well, I don't know what is going on with my wireless connection. It worked fine this morning and then all of a sudden..."can't find a connection" I did the whole shut down, unplug thing...no luck. I am online by using an unsecured network that belongs to someone else. I really have no idea what that means. I guess I need to call the guy who set mine up. I am so bad...I have no idea what the password is or anything about it. I may be M.I.A. for a while. It makes me nervous not being on my own network. I feel like someone can spy on me.

Talk to you all soon!

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Re: BUT STILL I RISE, IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES...
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 10:32:05 PM »
I think this is the new thread...Netta just didn't put numbers in front of it. Maybe Ann or Netta can fix it. LOL@Netta getting her nuts. You know my mind went straight to the gutter on that one. I know someone else who got theirs too.... ;)

I agree the world has gone to shit. It really amazes me because I can remember when life was so much simpler. It seems the more advanced the world becomes, the more violent. It really is depressing. I am feeling a little better, I think mainly from you ladies and the comments I have been getting in my blog. I did another entry before I came here, sharing my Thanksgiving experience. I am sure if you read it, you'll get some laughs. I had to laugh myself actually.

Other than that, just dog sitting Boo the chihauhau and watching him and my cat chase each other all over the house. And watching Mork& Mindy on Sci- Fi. Yesterday, it was The Godfather, though I don't know cause I have the dvds, Part 1 & 2. I think I will probably go play some Warcraft from here. I feel the need to kill something..... :D ;D It's just a joke, not to worry.... :D
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Re: BUT STILL I RISE, IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES...
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 10:55:47 AM »
Other ladies (including myself) are still posting in the other thread, so Netta, if this is the new thread, you probably should pm Ann or Jan on how to edit it to put, you know "ladie's thread part...."  This is a bit confusing. 

Anyway, Netta, I'm so glad you had a good Thanksgiving.  You deserve it with all the losses you've had.  And I'm glad you have a male friend to spend the holidays with.  Have at it! ;)

Andrea, I hope you get your network back soon.  I don't know anything about computers myself (or very limited). 

Queen, I saw The Godfather was on, I think AMC (?) the other night.  I always watch it, though I've seen it so many times.  I really like it.   I'm going to read your blog.  I'm glad you're feeling a bit better.  Hang in there, gf.

I'm off to check out Queen's blog and some other threads.  Back from getting my haircut and I like it.  She didn't do a whole lot to it, but it'll probably be easier to deal with (hopefully).  Take care ladies.
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Re: BUT STILL I RISE, IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES...
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 11:04:25 AM »
Netta- Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. LOL!  I had the same thought as Queen, that nut line made laugh.

Queen- Nano, nano  ;D

BT- Glad you like your haircut.

Viv- I am the same way.  I feel so clueless when it comes to all this wireless stuff they have now-a-days.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 08:49:54 PM »
 ::) Sorry you all, I fixed the thread title, I am getting nuts so much, I can't think straight, lol, literally.
We have been F---king like rabbits, since he got here, whats a girl to do, who dont get any dick, but maybe 2x a year!!!!. Yes I am storing up my nuts !!!!!
Today we threw our backs out, so I had to go get the Bengay, I am 50, he is 52. lol
Queen- You go girl !!!!
Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 10:38:09 PM »
Yep we have lots of left overs. I bought a stack of those aluminum disposable pans from Sam's warehouse so everyone could take left overs with them but I was still left with enough to feed us for a week I bet.

I did not do the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping thing. I never have. Never will.
I read about some man who was trampled to death at Walmart. The shoppers had busted open the front doors to the store too impatient to wait for the store to open and he was knocked over and killed by the stampede of people.
Its terrible. I cant think of any deal being so good that I would be in a huge crowd of people banging on a stores door to get in and purchase something. Every year I am shocked by how people act like animals in order to buy some doodad or the newest greatest whatever for Christmas.
The commercialism of Christmas really makes me feel unholiday like, Scroodgeish even maybe. It repulses me. I liked it better when things where more simple. When people made their ornaments with the kids. When kids where not so over indulged that they expect trendy or exorbant gifts.

I'm also tired of hearing "you should buy a new tv" mine works I dont need a new one. LOL
Ok I think I've bitched enough. The title to this thread is nice. Thank you Netta.

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 10:55:12 PM »
Thats what I meant Winn, when I saidthe worlds gone -dying to shop!!!!
wow you had lots of left overs ??? I had to steal the little I got and I cooked! oh my man is resting, thats how i'm able to get online .yes he has graduated from friend to man. lol
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 05:32:52 AM »
((((Netta)))) Im so happy for you!  :D ;D You really put a wide grin on my face this morning. Lay on the Bengay. Awsome.

Queen glad u feel better & will check ur blog soon. I cant install any survailance. There's no electricity there, we dont even have light. The building is from the 40s thats why its leaking so much. Not to mention lack of know-how or equipment. But if I could I'd install a some trap to throw ice cold water on them, or worse... 

Wendy, that walmart story is insane but I didnt hear it b4 cos I was following the terrorism in Mumbay.
I have some much to say on that insanity and where its taking the world but Ill spare everyone a long rambling tirade.
My prev post was the longest yet - hadnt realized how much till posted. Sometimes I get so lonely out here GF-wise that I just feel like Im talking and I write the same way.

Im glad u ladies are not slaves to consumerism - even if i could afford to i hope i wouldnt be. its just another addiction.

Snow, thanks for the encouragement. Im not worried about the technical things like cleaning poop, its more about the isolation that I experience here. Though I do have friends, they are more the go for coffee or a drink type, and people are always moving on. There is no sense of community whatsoever, and my family is far. Im just scared. I know I cant afford daycare either, its not subsadized here and it would cost more than what I make. But my husband does have social rights here - I hope that maybe thru him we might get some help.

What i do have is some ties to poz women with kids. But they all live in other cities. I hope I can find some here. Maybe we can help each other. They would have to be foreigners. Dutch women have it all going for them, they dont need to help each other b/c they have the family, friends, community, child support from the state, maternity leave, and if they are unemployed they claim benefits. Usually they would own their place of live in subsadized housing. Most people here do - which makes the free rental market very expensive. One reason I stay in this apartment, is that it happens to be uncharacteristically cheap - to upgrade our living conditions even very slightly, we would have to pay more than twice what we pay now.
 Even technical things - we dont have a car and people here usually take their babies everywhere on the bicycle. That scares me. It all scares me - but not having kids b/c I chickened out scares me more.

So I guess i will just let the dice roll and see, like with everything in life.
My hospital doesnt let you have a tri plets. They say its too risky. They would make me lose one if that happened. My husband hopes for twins.

Andrea - inspired by you I bought cranberries, boiled them with sugar, they are delicious. Dont worry I stole wireless connection many times, i dont think they can read your thing. if that was the case everytime we used public wireless we'd all read each other's. its good to have some "emergency wifi" if yours goes down  ;)

Betty, cant see your post at the mo, sending you a hug.

and to everyone I havent see awhile (nudges at Cindy). Hope its a good weekend.

modified to add: I dont mean to insult Dutch women if anyone happens to be passively reading, its actually one of the hardest countries in west europe to be a mom, thats why most of them have to work on part-time. I just describe the disparity I experience here.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 05:41:20 AM by Dragonette »
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 11:42:37 AM »
Good Morning!
Drag- I think I must have missed something. Did you move or is this the same place you lived in before you were married? I'm glad the crannberries turned out good.

Netta- You are sooo funny! Is this your "boyfriend" now?

Betty- I'm glad you like your haircut. I need to get mine trimmed but don't know when I'll get around to do it

Wendy- I love leftovers! I ate leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the day after. I totally agree with you about the holidays. Many people have forgotten the true meaning.

Well, my Thanksgiving Break is almost over and I have done absolutely NOTHING! This tends to be a pattern with me...LOL! I guess I have to do some work today. I certaintly have been milking this break for all it's worth. I have also been eating so bad! I think I gained 2 pounds. I start parent conference week on Monday. I hate it. It goes on FOREVER! Sometimes I feel like a broken record after talking to 30 sets of parents.

That's all for now. Have a good day everyone....Netta-get out of bed  ;D LOL!



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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 01:26:45 PM »
My Thanksgiving was great too--although probably not as good as Netta's!   I spent a little time with my Mom and started moving some boxes to my new place.

My SO gets his results back from his test on Tuesday.  We are both nervous, but at least we will be over this hurdle. 
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 06:50:32 PM »
Hey ladies,

Netta, ben gay-hee!  That's really funny.  It made my night, thanks.  I'm glad you're having all that sex.

Wendy, those people at that Wal-Mart acted more than insane.   Hey, could you send some of those leftovers to me?  I ran out.

Drag, what country exactly do you live in?  It sounds almost like one couldn't make it there if they weren't born there.

Andrea, I've gained a few lbs over the past week.  My sister sent me home with some fudge Thanksgiving, so I blame it all on her. 

Sweet, glad your boyfriend gets his results back soon.  Let us know, if you want to.

Well, like I was telling Andrea, I have gained a few lbs.  I can tell, my jeans are tight.  I have to watch it, 'cause I can't even afford to go to Goodwill to get more pants.  Well, anyway.

Today I went to church.  I haven't been there in a few months, and my faith needs working on.  I like my church, because they do a lot of social justice.  They don't just talk about things, they get involved.  When something happens to someone out in the community, because of natural disaster or social injustice, they do something.  And I like that.  They're not just lip service. 

Other than that, I did laundry, some homework, and that's it.  I was going to do laundry tomorrow, but we're supposed to really get hit with some lake effect snow tonight and I can't run out of underwear. :o  That's about it for me.  You ladies have a good night.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 05:53:32 AM »
Netta - u go girl, getting so much action :) Im glad u found someone
Drag - u mean they would terminate one of the babies if u got pregnant with three? talk about strict.  i bet snows glad she wasnt treated there.
Queen - im glad u're feeling better
Sweet - my fingers are crossed for a good result for your man

i got my results today. im at 459 CD4s but the percentage says 9%. So the thing is its a paediatric scale they use here so i dont know if its correct. Arent i supposed to be sick or somthing with a percentage as low as that? But im kind of happy with the absolute, i was at 453 in February. at least it hasnt dropped

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 08:38:43 AM »
hey ladies, i so miss all of u! i changed jobs, been at the new place a month now, so been avoiding using the net and all of that(u know how it is when u r new, u just gotta give gud impressions!) i think m goin to absolutely love it once m all settled in. but its been good so far, there's gr8 exposure...

m just glad to be here, Ten- great bout ur counts, moverdue for me, aint good at all.

Netta, u got ma ribs cracking.

all the ladies, i miss u...hope u all doin great

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 08:56:17 AM »
Morning ladies,

Tendai, I don't understand the % if they're using a pediatric scale, you're probably going to have to ask your doctor.  Your CD4 is good though, that's good news.

Mahalia, glad to hear from you!  Sounds like the new job is just what you needed.  I'm glad it's working out.

Today I'm probably going to continue my car search.  I thought I might have had one that I was really happy about, but it didn't work out.  Which really sucks.  But, oh well, just have to keep looking.  The small cars go so fast, it's hard to catch one. 

Other than that, nothing else planned.  I hope you ladies have a good day.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 12:36:57 PM »
Not much going on here. Finally some good news from the gas company. I made their LIRA program so now all my budget plan is, is 90 bucks, I can deal with that. But since my LIHEAP went through, I don't have to pay on a bill til March....Woooo Hoooooo.

I am still surprised my computer is on, if they wait til Wednesday, they can get their money too. My son gets sentenced on Wednesday. He wanted me to write the judge but I think that would do more harm than good so I am not doing it. So, I'll just spend the day chilling and doing some gaming.

Also, thanks Betty for the card, I got it in the mail today. It really made my day. :-*
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10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
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6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
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6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 02:47:43 PM »
Hiya all,

I am in complete panic mode about my blood tests tomorrow, im just feeling sick to the pit of my tummy, what if they cant get the blood this time, after last weeks disaster. I am hoping the numbing cream works and it takes my mind off the pain so that in turn my veins dont colapse with the stress.

The thing is I dont know what to do to make myself calmer, I thought I was calm last week but obviously not after the first vein colapse and then the second and the third, I swear Im a human pin cushion after that, at least the bruises have almost gone from last week, so it wont look so bad if its bruises again....which its bound too.

Ill keep you posted, if anyone has any tips to help me calm down id welcome them.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2008, 06:52:25 PM »
Hey my lovlies!!!
My it has been a minute...I have missed u though..I hope all is well with everyon of you..I am very well, kids still driving me nuts, and I am also sill wth Yungin...how bout that now??..Anyways i just tjhought i would drop by n Say HEYYYYYY....Happy Holidays!!!
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2008, 08:28:00 PM »
Hey ladies,

Holy shit!  Wish, it's been a long time.  I'm glad you're doing alright and that you're still with the "youngin'."  As long as he makes you happy, that's what counts.

Queen, you are most welcome for the card.  I'm glad a couple things are working out for you.  Sometimes good comes with bad I suppose. 

Daisy, I would try closing my eyes, imagining being in wherever you'd like to be, and do some deep breathing.  I guess I'm not understanding why you're having so much trouble.  Honey, get used to these blood draws.  You're going to have them the rest of your life.  Might as well go along for the ride. ;)

Still looking for a car.  I thought I might have had one, but it turned out to be a lemon.  I wish I had the money to buy a new car; but then, the cost of high insurance would be with it.  Ho hum.

Other than that, it was really snowing/sleeting earlier.  The roads got pretty bad, I don't know what they're like now.  I got really tired really fast of standing outside looking at cars.  Yuck.  Anyway, you ladies have a good night.
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2008, 08:36:25 PM »
Hey Wishful- It is so nice to see you.  Glad to hear things have been going well and that you are still with Yungin.  I totally hear you on the kids, mine are driving me nuts too.  Hope to see you again soon.

Daisy-  Do you have someone that will go with you?  If not, I would let the people know that you have a problem with needles and they need to try to do it as quickly as possible and have the best person draw the blood.  Try to remember to breathe and then don't look at the needle.  Try to think about something you really enjoy and not think about getting your blood drawn.  Tomorrow is a new day, you can do it !!! ;D ;D  You will be suprised to see the power of positive thinking.

Ten- Your numbers sounds great.  I have no idea what the percentages mean.

Queen-  I am so glad to hear you got some good news, that will really help.  Plus don't forget there will be a little increase in January. ;D


BT- Are you still volunteering?  Any lucky finding a car?

Sweet- Good Luck tomorrow!  I hope you are enjoying your new place.

Drag- How far do you live from town? work? the stores?  They have these little trailers you can put on the back of bikes to carry kids in.


Win- I hope you and Billy are doing well!

I was bored out of my mind today! Copied Netta and got myself some nuts  :o Can't wait till the 3rd so I can have some money.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2008, 09:21:19 PM »
Are any of the "girlz" planning on going to AMG in Boston?  I have no idea if I will be staying over, depends if I have someone to watch the kids.  I know I definately won't stay the whole time, my oldest birthday is the 9th.  It will only take me an hour to get there so I might just drive back and forth?
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One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2008, 09:35:14 PM »
Boston is way to far away from me. I wont be going. Plus my ex lives there and thats just not a good idea.  ;)

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2008, 10:08:20 PM »
Hey everyone! Wow, there sure was a lot of action today! Where do I start....

Tendai- Your numbers sound good. I too have no idea what the percentage means. My doctor has never even mentioned those. I just go by the viral load and cd4 count.

Mahalia- Hey stranger! What's going on?

Queen- Good to hear you're in a better place... :)

Daisy- Do you normally have this much difficulty when giving blood? I have never heard of all those issues. I didn't even know they had numbing cream...good to know!  :) Sometimes our minds get the better of us...you'll do ok. Sometimes it is just the anticipation.

Wishful- Another person back! Sounds like you've been busy! Good to hear from you!  :)

Betty- I don't know how you deal with living in the snow. When it gets below 70 I'm whipping out the scarves and sweaters. I would not make it. I think the idea about shopping for a car is fun but the actual looking is a pain in the butt. Not to mention the cost...Good luck!

Snow- Boy the "nuts" are going around. Must be the time of year LOL!

Wendy- Have you recuperated from Thanksgiving?

Well, I had the first parent conference day and I am wiped out! Sometimes it amazes me how some kids can just lie and expect not to get caught. There are a couple of students whose parents need translators which is usually easy to come by. One of my students speaks Spanish and I was pretty sure his mom did not know English. I can understand some but I do not know enough to explain standards, grades, and all the other stuff. Well for the last 2 weeks I've been asking the student if his mom needs a translater and he said he didn't know and then he said no. After a few days I forgot about it...until today. I get a call at lunch and the secretary tells me that a parent is here and needs a translator for the conference that afternoon. I figure out who it is and scramble to find one. I asked my student why he didn't tell me his mom needed a translator, of course he gives no answer. Come to find out his mom told him to ask me to get one and he told he did. I told his mom what really happened and he still tried to deny it. He was totally busted and so he started crying. There were some other problems that had to be discussed in regards to his behavior and work quality. The mom totally confirmed the behavior and said she has been having issues at home with him. Meanwhile my next conference is waiting outside and we go over about 15 into their time...and this was only the first day. Oh the joys of teaching! 6 down, 24 to go.... :P

Have a good night everyone!!!  :) :)


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jamie - great to see you again! still with youngin thats fantastic, im glad things are going well with you

daisy - good luck with the blood draws. i dont look at the needle when im getting mine drawn. maybe get something to distract you while they do it. bring an ipod or something and listen to your favourite music and dont watch

mahalia - glad u're loving the new job, no regrets huh?

betty - so u're going to have a white christmas over there. a friend told me that snow isnt cold, is that true?  good luck finding a car.  if i ever drive i'd want one of those big trucks they seem suffer less damage in accidents.


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i almost go caught up in this yesterday when i was at the ATM trying to get $500k which doenst even pay for a ride home.  i was out of there like Marion Jones on her drugs. We had first said to each other "why should we run we're not doing anything illegal" but one look at those soldiers running at us, we decided  not stand there and wait to see if they will listen to our explanantion.  some people engaged the soldiers and fights broke out and shops were loooted, cars stoned etc. and so begins the civil unrest in zimbabwe.

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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2008, 05:28:44 AM »
hi everyone,

thanks for the messages of help. xx

Yes im a complete needle phobic and unfortunatley do have a very low pain threshold, so as soon as the needle goes in it feels like burning and aparently my body goes into a shock mode, which then causes the vein to colapse, its horrible and usually they end up having to press hard down on my arm to prcatically force the blood out which is horrendously painful and causes black bruises which are very hard to explain away to people who see them and last week I said NO after the 3rd needle and no blood, I didnt want the bruises or the pain.

This phobia came from a few years back, I have had multiple pulmanary embolisms which is a blood clot in your lung and as such had to have blood tests continually several times a week for months, now this wasnt so bad as it was a pin prick in the thumb which didnt bother me so much, but after a while they needed more blood so I had to have a major blood draw taken and at first I was fine but then after a while for some reason which I dont know I started to become really panicked every time they took the blood (this was all pre HIV) and now I think its just manifesting again. I think ill try the Ipod idea, ill try anything.

I dont look at the needle and have tried the deep breaths but it doesnt work and I still feel imense pain when the needle goes in. I know I need to get it done and I know the blood tests are forever now but in honesty that makes me feel a million times worse.

Ill let you know how it goes
By the way the numbing cream is called Emla

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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2008, 07:41:28 AM »
Morning ladies,

Snow, did you have to break out the Ben-Gay cream also? ;)   Oh, I won't be going to Boston.  It's way too expensive for me.  If I lived close, I would.  That's why I voted for Chicago; it's only an hour and 1/2 away from me.  Le sigh.

Andrea, that story about that little boy is funny.  Isn't it something how kids think they will actually get away with their little schemes? 

Tendai, good Lord.  It looks like complete bizerkment over there.  How do you keep your sanity?  Have you or anyone you have known been attacked by those soldiers?  So, you think this is like the start of a civil war?  How do you feel about that?  I would feel like hiding until it was over.  And oh, snow is extremely cold.  During the winter, some people who don't have a properly working frig, will put some of their stuff out in the snow to keep it cold.    I'll tell you, I've seen more trucks in my price range than small cars (which is what I want).  If it didn't cost so much for the upkeep of a truck, I'd get one.  That was one thing about the car I gave away; it was a big car and handled very well in this kind of weather (snow/ice).  And yeah, bigger vehicles are safer.  I just know that after January, gas is going to go back up. 

Daisy, maybe you should take a benzodiazepene (tranquilizer) before you have to get your blood drawn.  I hope the Ipod helps.

Well, as you all probably know-it's official: we're in a recession and have been in one since last year.  Of course, we all already knew that.  My oldest sister is Republican and sent me a couple e-mails-one honoring Bush and one running down Nancy Pelosi.  So, I sent her my opinion, along with factual information back.  Hey, if she can send me those shit e-mails, I can send her things that are actually factual.  I don't see how anyone in their right minds can actually think well of Bush after everything that's happened.  He admitted that he wasn't prepared for war.  Duh.

Today I'm supposed to look at a couple cars.  I don't feel very promising about either one.  Other than that, I'm going to try to get my grandkid's X-mas presents.  Everyone else can eat cake.  Have a good day ladies.
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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2008, 10:00:41 AM »
Hey ladies! It's been a while since I have posted. I come here just about everyday but the nature of my job doesn't always allow me time to post. So I am here early today and am catching up. It's been a weird last couple of weeks. I was having some extreme lower back pain so I went to my regular Dr and they did a urinalysis and said there was a lot of blood in my urine, they asked if I was just on period or about to start and I said no, which I wasn't due until a week or two later, anyway, I ended up starting that night so that is why I had blood in my urine. He also listened to my chest and said it sounded like I had pneumonia so did a chest xray and sure enough, I did. Which was weird since I had no signs or symptoms of it. Well, the pain got worse and radiated around the front so I went to the ER and they said I was constipated which was a crock of poo. So, who knows what the heck was going on. I am thinking endometriosis but would have to have a laparotomy (sp?) to be diagnosed and sure, I have money for that!! My mom came in town from Florida and is staying with us which is nice. She helps out alot with the kids and has been buying the groceries, but boy is she messy. I had forgotten that about her. I am a clean freak and can't stand to have a dirty dish in the sink or on the counter and everyday I come home, it is like an avalanche. Oh well, she is my life saver though.



Viv-sounds like a pretty relaxing break. Hope the conferences don't wear on ya too bad. I was watching Good Morning America this morning and saw a segment on some schools that are paying the students money to get good grades. What a concept!!

Sweet-Good luck with SO's results. At least they got tested, mine is too scared.

Tendai-I don't know much about how the percentages work.

BT-Man, wish you wee closer to Florida. There is this elderly lady my mom knows that has had to go into an assisted living home and needs to sell her car. It is a Dodge shadow or something small with only 52,000 actual miles for $1000.00. My mom wants to buy it so bad but has no spare money. Yeah, Fox News.com's headline yesterday, said, "As if we didn't know....." that we are in a recession. I work in the stock market industry so it's been an interesting few months. I got my hair cut recently too, kind of looks like a modern mullet.

Netta-Where in Brooklyn did you live? I lived in a couple different areas.... Bayridge, Sunset Park & Park Slope. My girls father still lives there.

Winiroo-I know what you mean about Christmas. It has become so frustrating to see how mechanical it has become. Gifts are flying every which way and nobody actually spends time with anyone, it's all about tearing open presents.

Queen- your blog made me laugh. Sounds like a lot of thanksgiving's i know of.

Dragon, wow, I have never heard of someone not being allowed to have triplet's.

Snow, yeah Boston is a bit far for me. Although if it were, let's say 1990ish and I was still into New Kids on the Block (born and raised in Boston) I would be in like Flynn. Man, i remember those days. I saved all of my allowance for a few months thinking I could actually get a ticket to go to Boston and see those guys.


Well have a good day ladies!
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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2008, 10:06:21 AM »
Ok blood taken the numbing cream really worked I couldnt feel a thing, I also had my ipod on and kept my eyes shut so I didnt want to hear or speak to the doc, he didnt mind and said whatever got me through was fine by him.

So 2 weeks till results, I drove home and as soon as I got in the house burst into tears for the best part of 40 minutes, this whole thing is just scareing me so much, im petrified of it. Im scared of the blood taking, im scared of what the results might be, im scared of having to start medications, i just dont know what to do to help me get through this to be honest. My partner is being amazing as we are both HIV+ but he is dealing with it so much better than me. He just holds me and lets me cry, but I dont know what to do to make myself feel any better (mentally I mean.)

anyway sorry for unloading, I just dont have anyone else to talk to
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2008, 03:58:00 PM »
Nice to hear from all of u as well. I also did go back to school so I am pretty business..Thanks Betty for that motivation!!!!!...This semester is almost over..Thank goodness...I am currently at the community college..but I will be transferring to Rider University ASAP...studying Human Resource Manangement/Psychology.....I will try to pop my head in a little more often..its not like i dont have the Internet at home now..LOL..I was on more when i didnt..jeezz...Anyways talk to you ladies soon and have  a wonderfully Blessed Night...Ill be in class..... MUAH!
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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2008, 04:00:28 PM »
I hope all went well with your SO....Take care....
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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2008, 08:03:36 PM »
LOL. Jenny.  My mother is the same way, drives me batty.  She is always leaving cabinet doors open.  You would think my trash can was in East BumDuck, she never throws anything away.  Sorry to hear about the pneumonia- Hope you are feeling better.  New Kids on the Block..LOL..haven't thought of them in a while. I always liked Bell, Biv, Devoe more  ;D

Viv- Sorry, I meant to ask you about the conferences.  I hope they are going well, that is kind of funny about the kids lying to the mother. My son did that to me last year but it had to with something that happened with one of the other kids.

Daisy- Glad things went well today and you got your blood drawn.

Wish- Are you still working at section 8 and going to school?  you go girl!!

Ten-  I don't know how the hell you do it, that shit is crazy.  I am so glad you got out of there OK.

BT- Hope the X-mas shopping went well.  Nope, no bengay for us  ;D  Reminds me of a funny story though.  My SO and I were riding around in the car last week and he put on some lip stuff out of a little tin so I asked if I could have some and put it on.  Now this was after he asked me, are you sure this stuff is for your lips, it kinda burns?  I was like yaah, thinking it's just like Blistex cuz that burns me. Meanwhile, both of our lips are on FIRE for like 5 minutes and then they got kinda of numb and tingly.  So I decided to read the teeny tiny printing on the back of the tin.  It was tiger balm and is used for muscle aches and sprains.  I thought we were going to crash, we were laughing so hard.


Keeping- How is school and work going for you?

I hope everyone is doing well.  I did a little X-mas shopping today and finally got my money order to send off to the sheriffs office.
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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2008, 09:00:31 PM »
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/TCellTest_4727.shtm

If you scroll down, this link explains %'s.  They're actually more accurate regarding the immune system than the CD4 count is. 

That's all I wanted to do right now.  Get back with you all tomorrow.

Edited to add:  For some reason, the link isn't working.  I'm going to try again, but if it fails, the info is in the "lessons" part of the forum, which is a link under "Treatment."  Sorry.

another edit: let's try again.  if it doesn't work, follow above info.

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/TCellTest_4727.shtml

OK, the above link worked.  This should help with the questions about %'s.
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« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2008, 09:12:07 PM »
Hey ladies.  My SO got his test back and unfortunately we didn't get good news.  :( I believe this day was worst than when I first tested positive myself.  I feel so guilty.  I was just starting to feel normal again, and now I'm worse off than ever.  :(
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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2008, 09:46:13 PM »
Sorry to hear that Sweet C.  We are here for you!!
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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2008, 10:54:29 PM »
Well, The honeymoon is over, for a while. My navyman went back home yesterday. I am back down to earth, (My mom went home today ) and dealing with reality. We'll see what happens.We are friends, but he says we are more and could have a relationship if he moves here to Georgia. He has been looking at houses on the realestate channel. Problem if he moves now he'll give up his teachers pension. but still have his navy. We talk everyday for now. But I am not sure about a long distant relationship, not that I have anything else going on. Well I could.Lol
I have been busy with a xmas play this week and I caught pink eye!!!! I went to the doc and got drops for my eyes, but I hope it clears up before Thurday nite, (my play) I have the lead, a modern day Xmas story and I am the virgin Mary !!! HA HA Ha!!!!
 Jenny N.Y.- I am originally from Brooklyn ,New York. Mom lives in Queens.
Tendai- Glad ur ok. Prayers are with u.
Sweet c -  sorry about the bad news.
Vivt- gladu got some rest !!!
Queen- glad ur internet its still on
Betty- hope u find a good car.
Snow, hey there
Drag- sorry ur having a hard time.



Hope everyone else is ok. much luv.
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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2008, 03:57:42 AM »
hie ladies

netta - when is navyman going to come back then?  i find long distance relationships rather frustrating. i like for someone to be there as and when i need him :D

sweetc - im sorry about your boyfriends result. why u feeling guilty, u think u infected him?  it kind of sounds to me like he knew his status already and just didnt want to confirm. at least u're together and thats what really matters, supporting each other through this..

snow -   lol i once did that but it was mosquito repellent stuff. i just grabbed the container and smeared the stuff onto my lips and i didnt even check. it was only when i licked my lips that i realised what i'd done.  ;D

i think we're slowly getting into some kind of state of emergency or something.  soldiers still chasing people up and down in the street today as well.   im going straight home today.  i havent been beaten personally, theyre targeting mainly those guys who stand around with wads of cash but if u're unlucky u can get caught in the crossfire. shop windows are being stoned again. its just crazy
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« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2008, 07:31:59 AM »
Morning ladies,

Jenny, sorry you have pneumonia.  I hope it clears out alright.

Wish, congrats on going back to school.  You'll love it.

Snow, that story about the Tiger balm is funny.  I'm sure I've done things like that.  I didn't get the X-mas shopping done yesterday, but I will soon. 

Sweet, don't feel guilty a bit.  I doubt you infected your bf; in reality, it was probably the other way around.  Anyway, like Tendai said, you guys are together, there for each other and that's what counts.

Netta, sorry about your man leaving.  I don't like long-distance relationships, but I know they do work out sometimes.  Do you want him to move by you?

Tendai, girl, please watch yourself.  It sounds extremely dangerous there. 

I'm up early 'cause my landlord is coming over in awhile to get the rent.  I have a couple cars to look at today, but I don't get my hopes up anymore.  It's just too frustrating.  My friend whose car I'm borrowing told me last night that she's in no big hurry to get her car back.  But, she will need it eventually, as her son is going to get a tutor driving instructor, who specializes in teaching people with severe anxiety disorder (he also has Tourette's, bipolar etc.).  So, within the next month he'll be getting his license, and the car is really his. 

Anyway, other than that, nothing but school tonight.  You ladies have a good day.
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« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2008, 12:40:56 PM »
Hey ladies...
Sweet I agree with Tendai about your SO...but who knows..just speculation...My BF didnt run awya when i told him either but he hasnt gotten tested yet either.

Snow Yes i am still working girl...cant take care of these babies without any income!!....I just need real income so we can be comfortable...Me n BF may be moving in together....We will see. (I hope so)..  ;)
 I hope you feel better Jenny (((HUGS)))...

Hey Ms Netta!..comin off cloud nine huh??...Well the only good thing about a long distance relationship I thing is you always have that something to look forward to....I love that feeling...

I cant believe I will be 32 Sunday!!..Now I can actually transpose my numbers and it make sense..LOL well a little..lol

Tendai thanks for the myspace comment..u know im innocent...an ur skin looks so pretty...like real chocolate..lol...

Wait is BT65 My Boo Betty????..LOL im sucha  retard..i kept sayin to myself where is Betty at??..
it just clicked just now...Yes I am happy to back and happy to be more focused than ever...How are you???
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« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2008, 02:37:03 PM »
Hey Ladies----

Well, my internet is safe, I paid the bill so I am here to stay. I paid all the bills and now I am broke, not even money left to do any shopping. Not that I celebrate it anyway. Next holiday for me is New Year's then my bday. Ugh, I'll be 40 and Wishful over there talking about 32 like she old, girl please!!!! Glad to see things are going good for you though.

I am noticing all these new people blogging now. I am wondering what the hell I am doing on the blogging team because most talk about HIV non-stop in their blogs. And I just talk about me and the things going on in my life, I rarely talk about being poz. Maybe I am just a ghetto soap opera...*lol* But it does amaze me how folks can actually relate to me, so I guess it's a good thing. <shrugs>

The car is suppose to be getting fixed tomorrow. Thank the Goddess, I had to catch a cab to go to the bank today. But was able to pay everything by debit card. I am going to have to start taking my hair down tomorrow. I am dreading that as well as dreading my son's sentencing which is also tomorrow.

That's about it for me....I'll check back later....
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« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2008, 06:19:18 PM »
Evening ladies,

Yeah, I'm skipping school tonight. 

Wish, I'm glad you're back.  Do you like school so far?

Queen, have you been blogging again?  Yours is about the only one I read, well, besides Ann's. 

I'm just trying to keep my mind occupied (yeah, I know, school could do that for me, oh well).
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« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2008, 11:49:59 PM »
Hello Everyone!

Netta- Sorry about your man leaving. I hope it all works out. I had pink eye once in high school. I had to get rid of all my makeup and remember how devastating it was that I couldn't wear any to school...LOL! Have fun in the play...Break a Leg!  :)

Tendai- I have a question which may seem dumb...what is causing all the unrest right now?

Betty- Oh, I hope you find a car. You do so much you really need some transportation. I have a lease on a Jetta which  is up in February and I just wanted to buy it but now my dad is trying to talk me into upgrading to a the newer model. I would just like to get rid of the payment although having a new one would be nice except for the fact that my dog has torn it up...I guess I better make a decision soon. I am going to send you happy thoughts that you find a car...

Wishful- Ok, please clarify "working girl"....

Well, I had a whole day of more conferences. We had a student free day that is used for conferences. I met with 18 sets of parents....a LOOOONNNNNGGGGG day. They all went pretty good so that was nice. It just gets tiring saying the same thing or what seems like the same thing, over and over again. Nothing really exciting to report. I've been having a difficult time sleeping so I am hoping tonight I can sleep all the way through.

Have a good night everyone.

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« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2008, 09:25:08 AM »
viv - the main problem is that the reserve bank imposed limits to how much cash we can withdraw from our accounts a day.  until today it was $500,000 a day which is only half of whats needed to pay for the kombi ride home.  everything costs more than a million dollars.  so the reserve bank has these people it gives large sums of cash to go and buy foreign currency from us people in the streets.  so the soldiers couldnt get money at all i think so they went on the rampage attacking these dealers and anyone unfortunate enugh to get caught up. it all ended up with looting of shops destruction of property and someone was killed.  so today the cash withdrawal limit is now $100 million a week but at the same time all prices shot up proportionately including foreign exchange rates, so now tjheres unrest that even though we can get that money (if we're lucky) we cant buy anything with it coz everything also went up. so its like we're back to square one. i think we've finally reached our snapping point, what with schools closed, hospitals closed, the cholera outbreaks, daily price increases, something was bound to give. 

queen - i hope they dont sentence your son too harshly..

wish - congrats on the development with youngin. moving in togethers a big step. and thanks for the compliment, right now my skins all blotchy from the heat and mosquito bites though. And happy birthday in advance, i might not log in again until monday, i have the day off tomorrow.

betty - i'll be careful, i heard the shits hit the fan again so im waiting for a friend to come pick me up from work and take me home. no way am i risking getting into town, dont feel like doing a 100metre dash again!

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« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2008, 09:38:33 AM »
Morning ladies,

Queen, I'm thinking about you this morning.  I hope everything turns out alright with your son.

Wish, yeah, it's me.  I changed my screen name, because the other one is my real name.  I just didn't want some freak-o doing anything, know what I mean?  Hey, whatever happened with the kids' father?  The cop?  Anything?  By the way, early happy birthday!  You've got some good years left.

Andrea, my best gay friend has a Jetta.  I think it's about a year old.  It's nice, but anytime he needs anything for it, he has to take it to a Volkswagon dealer and that can get expensive.  Nice car though.  Are you done now with the conferences?

Tendai, I'll be thinking about you a lot this weekend and hoping things settle down there sooner rather than later.  Please take care of yourself.

Nothing much planned today.  I didn't go look at any cars yesterday.  I'm pretty discouraged about that whole thing.  It's so hard to find a good one, at least with the little money I have.  The few I've driven, well, they needed major repairs. 

My therapist comes over today.  Other than that, school tonight.  I have to go; this class always has something due (which I've done) and to miss is like educational suicide.  Anyway, you ladies have a good day.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2008, 02:56:10 PM »
Thanks about my son... I am wondering what happened, I haven't heard anything yet. I'll wait awhile then prolly call his girlfriend later this evening. I finally got all my braids down. My hair has gotten longer, past my shoulders now but it is so thin/fine. I guess that comes from my Puerto Rican side. I figure I would let it breathe some and prolly not braid it til next month.

I figure today I would do a little laundry and just chill out.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2008, 10:09:44 PM »
Hi everyone,

I enjoy reading the posts; it's nice to listen to the ins and outs of people's daily activities.  I'll just jump in and add mine.  :)  Today I almost "caught a case;" my 6 year old got in trouble at school for the 3rd time in 4 days.  This is a child that is typically extremely sweet and well-behaved in every setting.  Now, suddenly it's like she lost her damn mind and doesn't know how to act.  To make matters worse, my daughters and I have temporarily relocated to my parents' home due to Hurricane Ike damage, and my mother interferes with my disciplining her.  If I put her in time out, she pulls her out early.  If I want to spank her, she stops me.  If I restrict her priveleges, she semi-restores them.  I feel like she is babying my daughter because she is positive, but tha's not going to help her in the grand scheme of things.  I love my mother and I'm glad she's protective of my girls, but goodness...sigh.

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:42 PM »
Queen, I hope everything turns out alright with your son.  Here's a little {{HUG}}

Sheri, I lived with my parents for awhile when my daughter was growing up and I can tell you the way your mum is is not going to change.  I'm not trying to be discouraging, just sayin'.

Just stopped by to say hey.  I'm off to bed now.
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2008, 10:44:04 PM »
LMAO @ VIV..I said i am still working , Girl..not a working girl!!!..LOL..That was too funny..
BT- yes im loving it...i kinda forgot how smart i was...book wise that is..lolol...i just want to keep learning..I am in IST101...now.. That is computer concepts n applications..and also SOC101..these were 8-10 week courses so they moved really fast , both still 3 credit hours tho...Im definitely happy to be back here as well...As for Mr. Baby Daddy..Im still waiting on child support order..I had a hearing in Nov..(the first since i told yall about refiling) and they hadnt made sure he was properly served so they had to reschedule it...LOL..its a fucking joke i tell ya..besides that they intercepted his taxes...the irs sent the money to florida who sent it to NJ..who wont release it to me cus we havent established an "order yet"..So he send me money now bcus he thinks that i am not goin through with the case since he hasnt heard anything....YEAH OK....

Tendai_ your welcome...and i know it is a big step ..but i really love him and i want him next to me every night...its kinda driving me a lil bonkers...but i have to be patient...He just called me to say he loves me n goodnight......i want him here tho...

ok ladies..im getting sleepy...i just put this computer desk up and chair my cousin gave me since she moved out...much better than what i had,,,
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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2008, 12:42:41 AM »
Wishful- Well that's a good thing! I obviously read it wrong...LOL! I figured I'd just ask  :D I've got it now.

Betty- Ok, I totally laughed when you were talking about your "gay best friend" who has the Jetta. I have heard that the only people who drive Jettas are girls and if I guy is driving one, he must be gay. It just made me laugh.

Sheri- Hey there. That's gotta be difficult. Is there any way you can talk to your mom about it? Oh and welcome if I didn't already say before.

Tendai- I think I am going to do some research about your country. It's difficult to comprehend that stuff like that can be happening in this day and age. Stay safe!

Well, I have only 1 more conference tomorrow morning and I am so ready to be done! Some of them are a total waste of time! I had one today and I swear the mother did not understand one word I said. I am convinced that something is not computing correctly with her daughter and really wanted to discuss it, but after today I see the apple does not fall far from the tree. Our school is K-5 and she has been here since Kindergarten. She is an English Language Learner, but has been here for 6 years. She is confused about EVERYTHING and never knows what I am talking about. When I ask her a question she looks around for help. She rarely talks and never pays attention. I have talked to her and asked if she understands what I am saying when I talk to her and she says, "Yes" then I'll confirm and say, "So you do understand me?" and she says, "No." Drives me CRAZY! Anyways, her 4th grade teacher said she is shy and gets confused...uhhh, yeah...you think? I really think there is a processing problem but because English is her second language the confusion is attributed to that. After talking to her mother I just don't know what to do. I also have to refer to students to some sort of counseling which means I'll have to jump through some hoops. It is really unfortunate that when children need help there are so many steps that have to be taken care of. All the red tape. I'm just happy I'll be done tomorrow and then 2 more weeks and then it's Christmas Break... ;D ;D

Have a good night everyone!

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Re: Ladies THREAD PART 50, "STILL I RISE, THROUGH THESE TROUBLED TIMES"
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2008, 07:09:51 AM »
Helo everyone...hope u a rite.

M gud, a little hungry, didnt have much time to go find lunch, think i'll ask ma man to bring me some, (u know i still am struggling with gaining ma weight back?!its so frustrating!!!). M enjoying ma work, of course it gets a little boring at times but i do enjoy it. Becoz i just changed jobs i also had to change ma medical aid to another provider, and it just messed up everything! i ran out of Truvada for two days, not gud at all, but m back on track. M just struggling with ma man at the moment over his counts. After a long fight for him to do his counts he now does not want to tell me his results. He's in a such a denial! and amazing thing is he's all supportive with me and sees how i handle maself( i mean i have come to terms wth ma staus and am living ma life to the fullest but...its so frustrating! hope to talk some sense into him.

M goin to try and have a gud weeknd, and some action, LOL, been a while( Netta u wanna say something bout this?!hahaha!)


Jenny- sorry bout the pneumonia. What exactly do u do?

Viv- God bles ur heart bout teaching! i just think that that is teh most challenging job there is!!! i know i could never be one esp to small kids!

Danny- i know jus how u feel, i actualli always shed a tear every tym i gotta get an injection or have blood drawn!

Ten- u know what ma thots r about Bob? i juts wish there are compartments in hell in varying degrees, Bob shud just be taken to the hottest furnace there is, that guy has ursed his life and now with the cholera situation. i dont know if SADC realise how much of a failure they have been!





 


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