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Offline camille07

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2009, 07:58:08 AM »
Hello Ladies-

Netta--  the haircut looks great.  It sounds like a lot.  Maybe after the surgery and your body heals, you should get your hormone levels checked.  It might me a chemical imbalance in your body. 

Snow-  You sound like you have your hands full with everyone sick.  That's an old scam unfortunately, and its really sad regarding the robbery.  People scan the obits to find out when people will be out of the house....disgusting.

BT- I think that if its causing so much frustration it's fine.  I don't think its tacky at all. 
Did you try to resize it?  or you can't because of the make?

Well, I think I might go back to sleep.  It's Saturday morning and I'm just very tired. 

Have a nice day.

Camms

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2009, 09:08:11 AM »
Morning all,

Netta, I'm so sorry about everything you're going through.  I agree with Camms, that you should probably get your hormone levels checked after everything else gets taken care of.  You're in my thoughts.  And I love your do!  You look good.

Snow, I hope your daughter's pinkeye goes away quickly, and yours if you have it.  Ugh.  You know, people also get "new identities" by reading the obits in the paper for like babies who have died; they take the name, get a new soc. security# etc.  I'm sorry that happened to your friend.

Camms, I hope you get some good rest.

Well, I took the watch back and had it resized (again).  So, now I can get it off without too much trouble.  I really hate to return gifts if I don't have to.  I also got my daughter a few baby clothes. I usually wait until after a baby's born, in case something happens, but I figured I was there, so I may as well get a few things. 

Oh, someone mentioned marijuana making them horny.  Not me.  I used to be able to smoke it a lot when I was a teen (almost 30 years ago), but it's a lot stronger now.  The last time I smoked, I was extremely paranoid, I mean to the max.  So, I never smoked after that.  I don't care if others do, I just don't like it.         I hope you all have a good day.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2009, 10:36:17 PM »
Hello ladies

Tonight is the last night Billy's son and granddaughter will be here. Jon "Billy's son" wanted to go to a party tonight so I told him to go ahead and split and I'd put the baby to bed. I'll miss rocking her and singing songs to her. But I also look forward to time alone and a cleaner home.

I just started using Facebook. My friends on there are my son, brother and one friend of my brothers. I'm sure eventually it will get old but right now its kind of fun. If anyone of you ladies is into that and you want my info just PM me. I dont want to post it in the thread because it has my first and last name and too much personal info to give to just anyone. You never know who is reading our thread.

I've been working on my Itunes today too. Other than that nothing special is happening in my neck of the woods. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2009, 08:26:06 AM »
Hey Ladies

Wendy, so today its just you and Billy huh?  I see a nice quiet Sunday on your horizon.

I don't do the pot thing either.  I never really did. It makes me so paranoid to the point that is absurd.  My ex husband  can't put it down, another reason why I really avoid it.   

Speaking of addictions, ah Facebook.  Watch out!

Well, it's off to church for me today.  When I return it will be financial aid paperwork and a freelance job.  I'm a little nervous about the financial aid route.    :-\

Well, hope you all have a really  nice Sunday.

BTW- where is everyone?

Camms

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2009, 09:02:33 AM »
Hey all,

Wendy, I don't know anything about Facebook.  If I was on there, though, I'd sure share my info with you.  I'm sure you're looking forward to having your place back.  I know you'll miss the baby, but you'll be able to see her, right?  And I'm sure there will be many more nights where she'll be at grama's. ;)

Camms, I don't know where everyone is.  It seems everyone's posting has dropped off.  But, that's usually how it is on here.      I know exactly what you mean about pot making you super-paranoid.  Last time I smoked, which was years ago, I was sitting on the couch thinking, "I'm really hungry.  But, if I get up and go out in the kitchen, I'm sure I'll fall down walking in there."  Stuff like that.

Yesterday I went to my best gay friend's house for lunch and to meet this guy he's seeing.  I didn't care for the guy he's seeing too much.  Very bossy and gruff.  I wanted to tell him to shut the f*** up a few times when he was needling my friend.  Anyway, the lunch was good. 

My doctor's office screwed up on a refill on one of my meds, which caused my mailorder pharmacy place to hold up my order on my other meds.  And they (pharmacy) have one of my diabetes medications, which I've been out of since Friday.  And that's making my sugar shoot up pretty high.  Last night when I checked it, it was over 500.  So, I gave myself some extra Insulin to hopefully cover bloodsugar spikes until I can get my other med (which is Metformin, a pill).  This is the 2nd time in two weeks my doc's office has screwed up a medication order.  I probably should get all my meds transferred to a local pharmarcy since I have to be here when the mailorder pharmacy sends my meds out; I have to sign for them.          Anyway, not sure what's going to happen today.  You all have a good one.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2009, 02:13:31 PM »
hello ladies, hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I am feeling better about the surgery. Pot made me horney and silly back in the day, i have smoked it  twice last year for the first time in years and its not the same.
Yesterday my womens group Sisterhood, had its block party and health fair in one of the worst projects in town, We couldn't advertise because of the gang problems, but we had a nice turn out. We cooked hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and had clowns and activites for the kids, as well as face painting, my grand daughters came and the youngest one who is five won 3rd place in the "do the stinky leg" dance contest!!! imagine that and she is not evern from the hood! I also did a seminar on domestic violence and gave my hiv testimony, IT WAS THE MEDICINE I NEEDED!
We had about 20 women come to hear about hiv, domestic violence, all womens health issues,I spoke during the end of lunch and everyone was talking over me and such, I started to get pissed but the moment I stared talking about hivand aids you couldn't hear a pin drop, along with their mouths!!! I feelt so good giving these women a part of me and sharing on their level, I kept it real !!!
most of these women are livng in proverty in one of the old projects, the last that has not been renovated, it will eventually be torn down, and rebuilt, they are depressing . Most of these women have drug habits and share men, and young and illiterate, have a number of kids and baby daddysw who are thugs, gangster and dooe dealers. I am so proud of our group. we also had the founder of the only aids organization, the diversity house, Johnny, who did hiv testing in his mobile unit. This is a fat old white gay man whom I love to death and was my mentor when I first tested poz. WE have been friends a long time, his eye site is failing now but he still is a trouper, he has the only hiv homeless program in macon ga, runs everthing with RyanWhite and other grants. I saw a lot of old friends with hiv,still hanging in there. It made me feel so good.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2009, 07:31:28 PM »
I can see Haley any time I want to. But she will be a 4 hour drive away. LOL
Billy still maintains custody legally but Billy's ex wife will have her now. We all get along really well so there is no issues there. She is going to be coming back up to stay with us in July I think for a week or so.

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2009, 05:51:57 AM »
Wendy, if you find yourself missing the whole baby-thing, let me know.  I'll happily send you one (or more) of mine for a week or two. 

We went to my cousin's college graduation yesterday.  The main speaker was HORRIFIC! He spent 10 minutes telling us that he wasn't going to give a commencement speech, followed by the warning that for the next 20 minutes he was going to give us 5 arguments as to WHY he wasn't going to, then he rambled into something about pre-menapausal stressed out women and Indian basket weaving that went vertical instead of horizontal. Somewhere in it all he made necklaces to give as gifts to his research subjects.  I never did catch who those were - probably us - but I never got a necklace.  By the time he was finished, the entire audiance had glazed eyes and was drooling.

During this whole ordeal, our 2nd son (with Asperger's) needed to get up and walk around.  We told him that he could go out into the lobby.  After a couple of minutes, I went out to check on him.  I couldn't find him!  I was frantic.  The graduation was being held in the university REC center - a 4-story building with 90% of it needing a key card to get in to.  I glanced over into the weigh room and caught my son's reflection in the mirrors.  I couldn't figure out how he got in there since he certainly doesn't have a key card.  He was wandering around talking to people on the machines.  I was banging on the door and screaming.  There was a 9yr old kid walking around and no one gave him the time of day.  His mom is pounding on the door to get his attention and I'M  the one getting odd looks.

After a while, security shows up and asks what exactly I thought I was doing.  I explained I simply wanted my 9yr old son to get the heck out of there.  Of course, the security people have NO access card.  So, what do they do?  They start pounding on the door.  Gee, why didn't I think of that?  Totally annoyed, a jock walks over all full of himself and asks what's up.  I asked him to kindly grab the kid who doesn't belong by the hair and drag him over here.  Instead, the jock finds my boy, buys him a Sprite, and brings him over. 

My son's explaination: if he wasn't supposed to be in there, why did the guy hold the door open for him?  And, it would've been smarter for me to just go around the corner and down the stairs - that door isn't locked.

Isn't autism grand?

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2009, 08:33:09 AM »
Morning all,

Netta, it sounds like what you did was really a great thing.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  The world needs more people like you and the other ladies (and the older gay guy).  I hope the women who heard you took everything to heart.

Wendy, sorry to hear Haley will be 4 hours away.  At least you'll be able to see her in July.

Mum, wow.  I would've probably cussed out the jock who got your son the soda, and asked why he didn't answer the door earlier.  In fact, I probably would have cussed out the whole exercise room of people.  I'm sorry the commencement speaker was so bad.  I hate it when a bad speaker holds everyone hostage.  At least you survived; and you have another amusing story to put in your book you're going to write when your kids are grown. ;)

I survived without my diabetes med all weekend, but my sugar has been consistently high, no matter if I eat or don't eat.  I guess my pancreas doesn't make any Insulin at all.  All I ate yesterday for breakfast was an English muffin with sugar-free jam and my sugar shot up to over 200.  I e-mailed my doctor to let him know how I didn't appreciate how his office messed up.  I'm going to see if I can get an emergency script for like 5 pills until mine get here (it's Glucophage, or Metformin that I'm missing).  I didn't realize, even with the Insulin, how messed up my blood sugar would get without those pills. 

Today I have a few things to do.  I'm hoping I can get those job placement ladies motivated to help me get my resume done, so I can start job looking.  And I need to do laundry.  I don't know if it's ever going to get warm here, or if we're going to stay cold.  I'm starting to think "cold."  You all have a good day.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2009, 08:23:30 PM »
Betty- I hope you get your meds asap! this is an emergency!!! can't the pharmacist give you a few till things get straightened out!
i would cuss the doctor out!!!!
Sorry you have to go through this, its not fair and they are unprofessional. My dh is a diabetic, so I know when your sugar is high and low what changes you go through, I hope the matter is resloved soon.
Minmom- that is some story, thank god ur littlle one is ok. I still had to laugh!!

Hope everyone is fine.

Today I went for my pre-op test, xray and blood test, ekg. I told the doctors office make sure they give me something to calm my nerves BEFORE I get to the operating room, I can't imagine watching them spread me wide eagle, putting my legs up, for all to see!!! lol
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2009, 09:02:06 PM »
Mim's EEG went well today.  We kept her up until 11 and woke her up at 6.  She's a 12-hour a night sleeper, so she was really tired by the time the test started at 10am.  She looked like Frankenstein with the 22 leads stuck to her head.  She brought 2 stuffed animals - Lacey the dog and Lucy the lamb.  The tech taped leads on their heads, too.  Suprise!  They had no brains.  Mim's EEG showed nothing significant.

Tomorrow, we have an appointment with Dr. D the ENT.  Not sure what he'll want to do, but I know he wants to talk about the EEG.  I'm hoping he'll order a 24hr EEG where they hook her up and send her home to see what her brain does while doing "normal" activities.  The neurologist today wanted to admit her in the hospital for 3 days and do a video EEG.  Problem with that is that she'd be confined to a bed (going crazy) except to go potty. I don't see how that will show her brain activity during everyday situations.  I told the neuro. that we'll wait and talk to her ENT and ID doc and get their opinions.

I started my shopping list for our trip next week.  Then I made a list of everything I need to do before next Monday.  Then, I threw the list away - too stressful.  Then not having a list was stressful, so I wrote another one. The new one only had 3 things on it: laundry, eat, pack.  That's more like it.

Kids had games tonight.  Mim's team lost by 10 points.  It was stinkin' cold out there - 42F.  They were all freezing and just wanted to go home and get warm.  Who could blame them?  Goodness knows that's all i wanted to do, too.

Well, my sweeties, I"m exhausted.  The older I get, the earlier morning seems to come.

Love you all!
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2009, 08:37:29 AM »
Morning all,

Netta, when is your surgery?  I did call the doctor's office yesterday morning, and they called a few pills to the pharmacy.  I had to pay for them, though.  The Medicare insurance I have will only pay for one refill of each med a month, and the refill of the Metformin is on the way.  But, at least I have a few now.

Mum, what trip?  You haven't mentioned that yet.  Or maybe you have and I'm losing my memory (which is quite possible).     

I got one of those phone calls last night that we don't like to get.  One of my friends, who had recently gotten clean from his Oxy-Contin addiction, passed away.  He had Aids, but the doctor believes he either had a stroke or a blood clot that got loose.  His daughter called me last night, and when I heard the message was from her, I knew it wasn't good.  He lived down by Indy, about 3 hours away.  I hadn't seen him in a few years.  He and his partner (who died some years ago from Aids) used to live in my town, so that's how I knew him.  They're the ones responsible for getting me to the hospital when that guy I used to see threw me down a flight of stairs.  Anyway, we've always kept in touch.  His mom is totally lost, as he became her whole life (as happens many times with a mother and child who's addicted).  This makes the 4th person I've lost in the last 3 and 1/2 years, and the 6th person total.  I don't understand why people get taken away from us.  I guess I'm not supposed to.

Anyway, today I'm supposed to get my grandkids and take them out to lunch and to get some shoes.  So, hopefully everything will turn out alright.  It's also actually supposed to get up to 74!    I hope you all have a good day.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2009, 06:54:51 PM »
BT- Sorry to hear about your friend.  I am glad you were able to pick up some meds, that totally sucks that your script was messed up, that pisses me off when it happens with something that you get a refill for month after month.  It seems like they should have something in place to notify the doc or the pharmacy if it is going to need to be refilled.

Mum- Glad your appt went well, with everything that has been going on you definately deserve a vacation.

I am fighting mad right now.  I got another court date in the mail today.  When we went to court in April we were told we had to go back to the visitation center, which is up to him to go in and get the ball rolling which he never.  I had called them and they told me just to wait for them to call me back.  This new motion which is going to be seen in June is for him to get more visitation and to pay less child support.  WTF! He hasn't had any visits how does he expect to get more AND he is supposed to pay $50/wk in support and has paid about $76.00 since he has gotten out of jail in Oct.  He is stating that his income has changed dramatically?  He still gets SSI, just like he did before he went to jail, for some reason they still gave it to him while he was in jail? and he wants to pay less?? He is just mad because his wife doesn't pay it anymore.  I just don't get it.  I know for sure Massachusetts is a great state to live in if you want to get away with anything and everything.  Now on top of everything else, I have to go get a lawyer(which my mother is paying for, Thank goodness) and keep dealing with this moron and all his lies.  I guess I should be happy I live an hour away from him or he would be stalking me like he is his   ex.  She had a restraining order on him which means nothing, the cops don't do shit.  I am really beginning to think he is paying someone off, because the shit he has gotten away with lately is frightening. SO tomorrow I am going to my Dads to tell him everything.  My mother didn't want me to tell him on the phone.  I told her today I was going tomorrow and when she had a negative reply, I asked her if she was afraid he was going to stop talking to her?  Right now I could care less if he does or doesn't, I am just sick of dealing with shit by myself.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2009, 08:45:03 PM »
Betty - Sorry about your loss.
I had a whole bunch of Metformin somewhere. I have no clue where it went but I wish I could mail it to you. Probably a crime to do so. Prescription medication and all. I had a couple of bottles of the stuff. I'm sure its here somewhere. Unless Billy disposed of it.


Snow I hope everything works out for you.


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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2009, 09:57:54 PM »
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting much. I am staying at my dad's house "babysitting" my sister. Such a pain! I have also been so preoccupied with end of the year stuff....June 12th is the last day of school for the kids. It sounds like everyone is staying busy.... :)

Betty-I'm sorry for you loss.

Wendy-I hope you get to see the baby often.

I will try to keep up....

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« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2009, 10:59:18 PM »
If you get a chance look at the picture of the fancy crop top I posted in the super dooper funny thread.

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=21288.msg336803#msg336803

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« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2009, 08:36:18 AM »
Morning all,

Snow, It's not just Massachusettes that's like that with criminals.  It happens here all the time.  It's irritating, because I see advertisements sometimes about the state wanting to crack down on dead-beat dads, or wanting to get "tough on crime," but it seems a lot of times, the laws are "tough on the innocent."  I hope the lawyer you get will bring some much-needed sanity to the judge's decision, and that your ex gets screwed.  I really do.  I don't say that about too many people, but he's had the chance to do the right thing, and hasn't done so.  Jackasses like that just need to be locked up.    And good luck with your father.

Wendy, I loved that picture!  I wish I had a top like that.  I'd probably never wear it, of course. It would just be fun to own.

Andrea, you must be doing the whole count-down thing.  I know you're excited.

Yesterday I took my grandkids to I-Hop.  My grandson, who just turned 5, got loud a couple times.  My granddaughter, who is 8, said to me "that's why we don't take him to good restaurants." ;D  She says some of the funniest things sometimes.  Anyway, afterwards the "mom" picked up my grandson, and I took my granddaughter and got her a couple summer outfits, and shoes.  Then we came back here and watched Gremlins.  It was on sale at Best Buy a couple weeks ago for $3.99, so I had to buy it.  I had forgotten how violent it was until watching it with granddaughter.  I like the movie, though.  She said it was "creepy," but that she wouldn't have bad dreams, since we watched it during the day and not at night.       

Today I'm going to clean, try to get my daughter's baby stuff mailed, and mail out a sympathy card to my friend's mom.  I talked to her last night, and she's still pretty tearful (as expected).  I hope you all have a good day.
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« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2009, 05:29:14 PM »
Well, I survived  ;D  It went very well actually, I think he was more shocked than anything.  It seems for now that he is going to be supportive and make some calls to make sure that we are doing whatever we can.  I did not sleep at all last night, I was tired this morning but looking forward to getting it over.  I had a lot on my mind and a lot of phone calls to make on the hour drive.

 I had a blonde moment on the way.  I stopped to get gas and went in and paid for the gas and a gingerale.  Got right in my car and drove away WITHOUT pumping the gas.  Thank goodness, I realized it about a 1/2 mile down the street.  When I walked back in the station,the guy was like "Back again?"-  I said, I forgot to pump my gas!!! Luckily enough, no one had used the pump although thier was car there.  I said "Please tell me I am not the only that has done that?" and he was like "Oh, no, it happens all the time!  Thats good, cuz I felt like a complete idiot but I needed the laugh.

BT- Have you heard anything from the employment lady?  I had forgotten how scary Gremlins was too, but I love Gizmo.  Thank you, I feel the same way.  I have given him chance after chance and he has just blown every one.  I did my best to keep my feeling about my sons father to myself so that he could form his own bond with him but that totally back fired on me. 

Viv- Have fun babysitting.  Where you able to get the job for the summer?

I am going to lay down for a bit before I have to cook dinner.  Everyone take care!

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« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2009, 05:45:16 PM »
Win-
That is a good one.
I have to check that thread more often, that thread is funny!
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« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2009, 09:34:05 PM »
I thought I would post a photo of our camping trip earlier this month.
Haley in the front Billy and me in the background.

I also uploaded a video of me and Haley playing with the knot holes in the cabinet door.
She would stick her finger in the hole and I would blow raspberries on it or growl.
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« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2009, 08:26:28 AM »
Snow, I haven't heard anything good from the employment lady.  I'm glad things went well with your father. 

Wendy, Haley is a doll.  And I liked watching that video-too cute.

I'm waiting for the inspector from housing to get here.  As usual, he doesn't say when he's coming-just between 8-4.  So, more later...
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« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2009, 04:36:35 PM »
Well Ladies, I'm back from AC.

BT I am really sorry to hear about your loss.  You've had it tough with losing family and friends.  It's seems so unfair.  I really feel bad when I hear about people that overcame an addiction just to die shortly after the fact.

Wendy-  That thread is sooo funny.  My dad sent me a pic of the redneck tee.  Hysterical.

Snow-  Glad to hear there is some relief in the drama.  It's good that you remembered the gas or you may have been walking back. 

Viv-  Are you working during the summer? 

Well, I'm exhausted.  I need to zone out in front of the tube.

Hope you all have a nice night.

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« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2009, 04:40:20 PM »
Oh, come on now, Camms!  Tell us about AC!
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« Reply #73 on: May 22, 2009, 08:17:39 AM »
AC was a really nice get away for my mom and I. This was for my 40th birthday so I used this time to relax and pamper myself.   We stayed at the Borgota casino, which had an incredible view and a beautiful lobby.  Incredible Venetian glass sculptures hang from the ceilings and large flower arrangements can be found around every corner.  My parents get comps so that was really nice of them to use two free nights.  Well, first off  I won some and lost a lot.   The first night I was so wiped out that when we got back to the room in was 8 pm!!!  Then on the second night I made it until 11:30 lol.  I get up really early and go to sleep early so it makes sense.

 We went over to Harrahs to the Red Door spa and received an amazing facial.  Then we did some additional casino hopping.  We headed over to the Tropicana.  I kept winning on this one slot.  It was the old looking machine in the corner, the one that no one plays.   It made my money go a lot farther.  Then we decided on getting some appetizers.  The area where the restaurants are located has a ceiling  painted as if it is eternally twilight and has a particular lighting design for a realistic feeling. We chose the Red Square, a dark Russian place with a bar made completely of solid ice.  One of the apps was a plate of nachos, which we ordered.  To our surprise the plate arrived with 6 nachos!  Six wontons with fresh salmon and caviar covered the plate with a drizzle of wasabi sauce.  It was so delicious and surprisingly filling.  One of the best appetizers that I ever had. 

We headed back to Borgota for dinner.  Our hearts were set on Japanese but it was closed.   A lot of the places are opened only on particular nights due to the economy, so we walked over to Wolfgang Pucks.  The food was very good and the atmosphere was very trendy.

Over all it was a great trip and well spent with my mom.  It was a memory maker indeed.

I got really great news yesterday......I got accepted to grad school.  My classes start on June 15, since I opted for two classes for summer. 

What's everyone's plans for memorial day weekend?

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« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2009, 09:56:04 AM »
Camms, Sounds like a great time, and congratulations on your acceptance!!  That's wonderful!

I"m going to be gone this weekend, starting this afternoon.  I'm going to an NA convention.  Actually, it's the same one I went to last year for Memorial Day Weekend.  I'm sure some of you remember.  I think it will be a great time.  It's set out in nature, but I'm staying in a lodge, where there's electricity, and running water (toilets, showers).  And the people who run the place feed us three times a day, and it's buffet style, so we can eat to our heart's content.  I'm going with my best friend.  She's supposed to pick me up around 3:00.  So, I'm going to go eat breakfast, take a shower and pack.  If I have more time, I'll be back on. 

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« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2009, 01:54:22 PM »
Hey Ladies---

Just chiming in on some things. Someone asked how long will I be in NY. Well, I plan on leaving around the 4th of June but will be coming back after some appointments I have back home. I am transferring my Section 8 to NY. So, I will soon be a NY resident. I just love it here and they do more for hiv people than in Pa.

As far as the weed goes, you know I had to put my 2 cents in. Weed always makes me horny or hungry, sometimes both. I never understood how people got paranoid from it. And I get livid when they show the anti-drug commercials,it's always about weed, never meth or crack or the other hardcore drugs out there. And I think it is bs when they call it a gateway drug but that's just my opinion. Speaking of smoking, I have cut back on cigs majorly and will prolly end up quitting. They are almost 10 bucks a pack here in NY though you can buy loose ones. So, instead of smoking a pack a day, I am smoking like maybe 4 a day which is a major cutback for me. I am surprised how good I am doing with it.

Netta- Sorry about the sexual issues you are having. Isn't there something for women to enhance their sex drive. I thought it was called Niagara or something. I am sure you can prolly google something. Sorry to hear about the other problems you are having too. I am hoping things will get better for you.

Betty-- Sorry about your friend. I just found out that a friend of mine who lives in South Africa just recently had a stroke and lost the use of some of his limbs but I think he is getting better now. I haven't lost any friends to HIV/AIDS yet.

Wini---Haley is cute and it seems like she has an attitude in that pic.... :D


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« Reply #76 on: May 23, 2009, 07:49:36 AM »
It's been forever since I've posted here.  This past week has been nuts, but we made it through all Mim's doc appts.  Her EEG came back "normal" which means that for the hour she was hooked up to the machine, she didn't have a seizure.  ENT agrees with us that her dizzy / headaches / balance issues are due to her double vision.  She sees an occupational opthomologist on June 4th. 

Then, on Wed., we rounded off the marathon with a 6hr round trip to Chilicothe to see Dr. F (new ID doc). It was a mixed bag, but a good visit.  Our biggest concern is that she dropped over 2lbs in the last month - from 59 to 57.  If she loses any more wt., he'll have to adjust her med dosage and is worried it won't be effective.  Then yesterday his office called to give us some of her prelim lab numbers.  Her CD4s are wonderful: 1205 (50.2%), her red blood cells were low, her cholesterol still high (172), and her triglycerides off the chart (378!!!!).  So, she needs to eat more, gain 3lbs, all while lowering her cholesterol and her tris.  Other than eating hay, I have no idea how she's supposed to manage it.

Monday morning bright and early, we are heading out for a fun-filled week at Hershey, Pa.  We're staying in the High Meadow Campground in one of their extra large cabins (I'm with you, Betty.  Must have electricity and water)  Today we're finishing up the shopping and cleaning the house.  We'll pack tomorrow after church.  I'm afraid we'll need a U-Haul before all is said and done.

Betty: hope you have a wonderful time on your get-a-way.  Watch out for bears.

Queen: Congrats on your move!  I hope you find every happiness in NY.

The rest of you ladies have a great weekend.  I'll see you in a week!

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« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2009, 11:42:06 AM »
Well Hello to anyone who is around this weekend.

I got some crappy news from my primary care doc late yesterday.  I got an MRI done on my ovaries and it seems that they cannot tell if the cyst is benign or malignant.  It's not a typical cyst.  It's growing and nobody can tell me what it is after the ultrasounds and mri.  I see my gyno on Tuesday.  I was freaking out last night.  I asked my doc "do you think its ovarian cancer"?  She said, "well, we don't know what it is".  I hate this....and it is becoming really frustrating. I'm upset also, because I lost a friend to ovarian cancer last year so its I'm really sensitive.  I also never had any children and would hate it if I had that option taken away because of removal of the ovaries.   It seems like its one thing after another. :-\


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« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2009, 01:13:51 PM »
Camms- I am sorry about your test, lets pray it is not what you fear. I know how you feel.Hopefully when you see the gyn they will clarify everthing for you and it won't be as bad as you think.
I am home in bed after yesterdays laser surgery on my vajayjay. I did fine, I feel ok, a little sore at times but I have pain killers if needed. Wed I go back to the doctor so I pray the news is good.
Went tp the id doctor and had good news and bad, my viral load is undectable! t cells are only 380, but thats due to stress. my liver test were bad along with my colesterol. I have to be on a diet for real! low fat. and the acid reflux diet also, my options for what to eat are diminsihing. :-\
My gas doctor put me on a new med for my hernia and acid reflux, get this the side effects are no libido, no sex drive!!!! lol we'll see what happens!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! i am on bed rest and bored, my dh had to work today.
Queen happy about your move and mr. right
Snow- hope things work out
BT sorry abut ur loss and have a great weekend
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« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2009, 08:22:59 PM »
Hey everyone!

Wendy- What a cute picture!

Camms- It sounds like your trip was fun. I love to get facials and massages! No, I'm not working this summer. There is no summer school due to budget cuts. I am supposed to babysit a friend's baby but I don't know. I am a little worried, but I try not to think about it. Oh...congratulations on your acceptance!

Betty- Enjoy your weekend trip! I totally agree about the electricity

Queen- How exciting! I am glad you are enjoying New York. I take things are going well with the man... ;D

Mum- That sounds good about Mini. Enjoy your trip.

Netta- I hope your recovery is fast. That's too bad about the all the medicine. Get well.

Nothing much is going on with me. I am still staying at my dad's house. Things with my sister are good. We have been enjoying each others company. I have someone to cook for which she likes... :) My dad comes back on June 1st and I will be glad to be able to sleep in my own bed. Vivian, my dog, is really having a great time here. My dad's house has a huge yard and she likes to run around in it. Hmmmm let's see...the only thing coming up is Open House. Nothing else...how boring my like has become! LOL! Have a nice weekend lovely ladies!!!

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« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2009, 11:44:27 AM »
Camms- I can't imagine the stress you are feeling but I hope that everything works out in your favor.  Figures you find this info out on a holiday weekend, I know the waiting must be unbearable.  Good Luck!

Netta- Glad your surgery went well. I hope the new meds work for you.

Viv- That is nice that you and your sister can spend sometime together and your doggy has the yard to run in.

BT- Hope you have fun at your weekend away, it sounds like a good time!

Mum- Have a nice vaca, have some chocolate for me.

I am getting over a cold and sick and tired of having no money.  To think that I have to borrow $2500 from my mother to pay for a lawyer to protect my son and myself against this low life is really getting me down.  I need to put food on the table, keep a roof over my head and clothes on our backs while he can take me back and forth to court whenever he feels like it.  To think this going to go on for at least 7 more years is depressing.

I hope everyone has a nice long weekend.  Stay strong Camms, I will be thinking of you.

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« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2009, 09:10:14 AM »
Morning all,

Queen, I'm so glad you're finding some happiness.  So, things with this guy are going good, aye?   I know in Chicago, cigs are like $10/pack.  That's the main reason I quit, was because of the price.  Do you know how long it's going to take to get the section 8 transferred?  I was just wondering, in case I ever decide to move somewhere else.

Mum, I hope you have a great time at Hershey!  About Mim's numbers, boy, her CD4's sure look good.  As far as her triglycerides go, mine are always high also, and I'm also diabetic.  My sister, who works in a doc's office, says all their diabetic patient's tri's are high all the time.  And my cholesterol is normal.  It may just be a "thing."  I hope Mim gains some weight back, though. 

Camms, I'm thinking about you.  I hope the cyst is nothing.  I know you must be worried sick.  Please let us know what's going on. 

Netta, sorry to hear about all your physical trouble.  I'm glad you're healing alright from the laser surgery.  Hopefully you'll adjust to the new meds alright. 

Andrea, would you please come cook for me?  I'm glad you and your sis are having a good time together.

Snow, I don't understand how the asshole can keep taking you to court.  Is there nothing your laywer can do to get the judge to see that it should end (him taking you to court)?  I'm so sorry you're going through that. 

Well, the convention was lovely.  I had a nice time, and it ended much too soon.  I saw some people I hadn't seen in years, and the conversations went really well.  The main speaker on Saturday night was very inspiring.  She had lost all 3 of her kids in her active addiction (put into foster homes), and had spent quite a bit of time in prison.  But now, she has all of her children back, and is doing very well.  She's been clean for, I believe, 7 or 8 years.  The food was really good.  The workshops (which is where they pick a topic and a couple people talk about it) were good.  One of the topics was "recovery and relapse" and I got up at the end and talked about how I had about 10 years clean, and got strung out on pills (legally prescribed ones).   I didn't get a lot of sleep, but that's alright.  Last night I went to bed around 10:30, and didn't get up today until 8:00 a.m.  So, I caught up a little bit.  I have nothing to do today, and I may just stay in my jamee's (and hopefully no one comes over).   I should have taken out a steak to cook on the grill, but I totally spaced it.  I'll survive, there's other things to munch on.  I hope all you ladies have a good Memorial Day. :-*
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« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2009, 08:56:14 AM »
Hello Ladies-

I am off to the gyno this morning to finally get some answers.  Friday night was really bad for me.  I just got to the point of 'enough is enough".   

BT and Mum= So glad that you had a nice get way, though we are still waiting for mums to return. 

Hope everyone else is good ...sorry, a little distracted and quick to post.

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« Reply #83 on: May 26, 2009, 12:43:15 PM »
I'm thinking about you, Camms, and will be checking back in later to see what's going on with you. :-*
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« Reply #84 on: May 26, 2009, 04:16:17 PM »
Me too, Camms.  Good luck!
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« Reply #85 on: May 27, 2009, 09:46:45 AM »
Hello ladies,
Camms hope everthing went well at the doctors.
I am doing alright, had to come off my premarin, (estrogen for a while and it sent my body  into shock! hot  flashes and nite mares, feeling tired and liteheaded at times, but I am sure this is also from the anasthesia. I have a doctor appointment today. I look like crap, dark circles under my eyes.lol Did I mention my viral load is undetectable! my tcells are 286, which is not great but due to stress. i have my husband to thank for being undetecable, he stayed on me about taking my meds, and taking them on time. he has been a dear, considering we can't have sex for six weeks!!!
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« Reply #86 on: May 27, 2009, 12:24:05 PM »
Hi Ladies-

I go to the gyno and he was really great.  First time seeing him and just was wonderful.  He put me at ease and did not batter an eye lash when I answered all the questions regarding HIV.    He told me he was gonna put me on the pill for three months and see what happens to the cyst, within a cyst.  He was going to give me another ultrasound since the reports were so ambiguous.  I read them and I thought, being a layman, I just wasn't sure what was going on because everything was inconclusive.

Anyway, while getting the transvaginal ultrasound we saw the cysts but they were smaller.  However, something showed up that wasn't on any of the other tests.  There was an item that was dense.  He was a bit surprised.  The course of treatment changed.  He asked me that since this showed up he could stay on the original course or have my ovary removed.  He said that "of course, if I remove it the item might be benign", but it's up to you and I'll give you time to think about it.  I thought about it  before I went in and I told him I wanted it removed.  My gut is telling me I'm ok, get it removed, I have another.  

I'm 2 weeks short of 40 with no kids.  I know that if I want children I want to adopt.  I've been thinking of that for a while.     The doctor will call me at the end of the week with a date which should be in the next few weeks.  

I feel really at peace with the decision and that is what is important.  

Thanks for everyone's concern...it matters :)

Everyone have a really nice day.

Camms
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« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2009, 01:34:38 PM »
Camms, I'm glad you made the decision you wanted.  That's the important thing.  When is the ovary going to be removed, or do you have to go back and see the doctor to discuss this and schedule it?

Netta, why did you have to come off the Premarin?  I hope your system settles down.  It's awful to have woman problems.

Not much going on for me today.  I'm supposed to start a temporary part-time job (like the last one I did) in the middle of June.  It's at an agency where people come who are in desperate situations, and this place tries to either directly help them or steer them in the right direction.  Anyway, I think it will be interesting.  I had lunch with a friend at the new Red Robin they have here and it was really good.  Nothing other than that.  Have a good one.
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« Reply #88 on: May 27, 2009, 09:09:13 PM »
Camms- I am sorry you have to go through all this. When is the surgery?

Netta- Good news about being undetectable! :)

Tomorrow we have Open House, which I hate. It is such stress getting the classroom ready. The kids are finishing their state reports. Today they came to take all of the fifth grade laptops away. It was kind of sad. Anyways...nothing else going on. I think I only have 2 more weeks. Oh there is soooo much to do!

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« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2009, 09:48:51 PM »
Hi GFs~

Its been way too long since I've posted.  I caught up with Queen on IM over the weekend and she told me about NY and a new man?  Woo-hoo!

BT CONGRATS on graduating!  I've missed you!

Netta, I heard you cut your dreads, but I still can't stop giggling about your vajayjay getting tighter from having work done on it?!?!?  Oh girl, you are hilarious!  Also, the sex thing, it always slows down after awhile.  I have been living with Ice since November and I am too damn tired to commute AND have sex!  LOL   :D

Camms Camms Camms, I can't believe whats been going on with your cyst issue.  I am so glad that you've made this choice to have the ovary removed and that you're OK with it.  When did you turn 40?  I turn 40 this November!  Also, I went to Harrahs in AC last summer with work, took pics out by the water, it was nice, a day trip with a bunch of drunks from the office, lol. 

Hello to Mum and Win and all of my GFs.  I have missed you all.  Ice and I are doing good, I just met his ex this past weekend and she seems nice.  Work is easy, the hard part is being in there with a few bad apples that are stupid, unmotivated or both.  That's OK, I just keep thinking of the nice raise I got last March and find things to do around the office.

Cheech is still doing good, 15yo doggie. 

Iceman finished renovating the bathroom on my TH so we can rent it this summer.  That's when the doors will be wide open and we can start saving $$$$.  I am holding my breath trying to get everything done on that place.  Its taking forever.  We just got it measured for carpet last Saturday and we will start painting soon.  Come on, somebody rent it!  LOL

Good to see everyone!!

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« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2009, 07:59:49 AM »
Wow- Cindy, really so nice to see you and hear great things.  Your like a breathe of fresh air.  It's been so long since I was off the post for a while. 

It's funny how there are so many different seasons for people.  They go through a tough time for a while and then there's a break through.  Good news physically, they meet someone, there is a new job.....it brings joy to read about other people's happiness and accomplishments.

Anyway-  Netta, great news on being undetectable.

Andrea-  What is an Open House at School?  I know what they are regarding houses.  Sorry if you posted this earlier.

I haven't officially turned forty.  It's June 12th.  When it's this close I just think of myself at that age. I am waiting on a call from the doctor this week to set up the surgery.  It should be set for the next two weeks.  I have pre op testing which is more of an inconvenience than anything.  But I'm back to feeling good mentally.  When things are really ambiguous it's very frightening.  I kn.ow I stating the obvious but it's sooo true.

Well i hope everyone has a great day.

Hugs,

Camms



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« Reply #91 on: May 28, 2009, 01:32:30 PM »
Afternoon,

Andrea, good luck with that open house.  I couldn't deal with a bunch of kids and their parents all at once. Ugh. 

Cin, HEY!  So good to hear from you.  I'm glad things are going so good with you and Ice, and your job.  Congrats to Cheech on being 15 and still going strong.  Keep in touch more often.

Camms, I'm glad you're feeling better mentally.  That's really important with an upcoming surgery.

Well, I keep looking and looking and I just can't find a job.  I do have that temporary one coming up in the middle of June, but that will only last a month.  I really want to find something, and am trying to practice patience.          There's really nothing exciting to report.  Have a good one.
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« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2009, 06:43:03 PM »
Moon- so glad to here from you, great  things are working our for you !
Camms- This isn't our  month is it?
Betty- Good luck with the job hunting, something will give soon.

I went to the gyn oncologist on WEd. and he examined me which hurt! I was not a happy camper, but healing well. I have 2 weeks before I go back.
Wonder how Tendai is doing and the others we haven't heard from in awhile, like Drag?? hope all are fine.
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« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2009, 08:48:56 PM »
Hi GFs~

One thing I noticed last night while reading this thread.....so many of us have come out of our shells.  I remember when I started posting I wouldn't dare put a picture here, I felt so alone and withdrawn.  Now, I see that so many of us have gotten stronger, braver....there are definitely more pics of us here.  I know we all have our own comfort levels, and I sure needed to "dip my toes in the water" in the Forums before really being comfortable, but when it comes down to it....We are all brave, strong women.  I have read so many times, "I have HIV, it doesn't have me," and that's the God's honest truth.  Kudos to US for pulling together to show love and support even if its through our keyboards.  All of you have made a tremendous difference in my life.

Yeah, it was nice seeing so many pics of US on here.  Yay! :D

So, I'm trying to get things in order so that I can rent my place, and also I need to find a new vuhjayjay doc.  I move in with Iceman, a half mile from a second office that my doc has and think "How convenient it will be when I have my annual again!"  Last month I got a letter saying she was leaving the practice.  She was my doc for about 8-10 years, for a good long while.

Also, I absolutely hated the lab I went to in March.  It was a new lab for me, in a more congested area, on the way to work.  The wait was horrendous and it was standing room only for awhile.  My ID doc said to change my primary doc to him on my HMO and have the labs drawn at his office.  I checked online with my insurance plan and they don't have him listed, so I need to figure something out soon before the end of next month when labs are due again.  I just never trust what insurance or medical providers say until I get the bill, lol.  I can't imagine having my labs done at his office and then finding out they aren't on my plan, and then getting hit with a ginormous $1000 lab bill or something when it should be free.

Lastly, I guess this is good news, but I don't qualify for ADAP anymore because I am in a 2-person household.  They count total income, so with Ice and I living together, I have to start paying copays at $60 a pop.  If I lived alone, I would still qualify, but I am trying to be honest and do the right thing so the ADAP police don't hunt me down, lol.

Has anyone heard from Drag or Cristy?  I haven't had a chance to catch up on the other threads from January forward, just this one.  

Hope everyone is doing well tonight.  :)

~ Cindy (and Cheech!   ;D )
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2009, 07:33:05 AM »
My cat just jumped on keyboard and my original post is gone.  :-\

Netta -  This may not be our month, but next month will:)  Glad that your healing well.

BT-  As I was reading your report the news was reporting the frustrations of new graduates.  You work so hard during college and enter the working world with great expectations.    I think things will eventually turn around in the job market, especially after the summer.

Snow-  How are you feeling?  Are you able to hire the lawyer?

Cin- Sorry to hear about your doctor departing.  That's a long time and you build a relationship of trust we these folks.  Then when they decide to leave the practice we almost feel a sense of "wha? how can this happen".  Hopefully it works out with your doctors.  Find a good gyno is sooo important.  I had usually used my primary care for paps until last year.  She referred me to another women doctor who was brutal.  She was sooo mean and definitely not gentle.  To top it off her breathe could conquer an  army.  When I told my primary care doctor's nurse that I wanted to change my gyno she said, "oh my, I worked at her office for one day and I'll never do it again.  She's a freakin B."  I started to laugh and said I'm glad to hear that since I thought maybe I saw her on a bad day.

Well, lots going on this weekend.  Heading to brooklyn for a block party.  Maybe I'll run into
Queen.  Park Slope to be exact.  Then I'm going to see my ex husband after church and catch up.  Today, I have a breakfast date with a friend from my previous job and laundry.  Then a two websites to work on....so I will be busy.

Hope everyone has a really nice weekend.

Hugs to everyone....

Camms




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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #95 on: May 29, 2009, 11:46:26 AM »
Hey ladies,

Netta, I'm glad you're healing well.  That's good news.

Cin, Cristy got approved for disability, so I believe she's dealing with all that.  Anyway, I'm glad you're back with us (now stay, kay?).  Sorry about your doctor leaving.  I hope you can find a new lab that's not so congested. 

Camms, it is frustrating trying to wait for a job.  I hope things do improve with jobs.  Anyway, I hope you have fun in Brooklyn.  I've never been to NY, but I live about an hour and a half away from Chicago, and used to go there often.  Have a good visit with your ex and if you see Queen, say hi for me. :)

Not much going on today.  There's a vertical blind in my living area (I live in a efficiency) that I haven't cleaned since I lived here, which is almost 4 years.  It's really dusty, so today I'm commited to cleaning it.  I may also go the women's HIV support group.  Last night I went to my ASO's board meeting (I got elected to the board of directors), and heard about all the financial problems ASO's are having.  It's getting pretty desperate, but hopefully things will turn around.  I heard Obama has an Aids task force and has approved quite a bit of money, mostly for prevention.  Let's hope it trickles down into the states.        This weekend I only have going to the NA speaker jam planned.  I may go to the library also.  And Sunday I believe my brother is coming over so we can continue watching The Sopranos.  You all have a good day.
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #96 on: May 29, 2009, 03:56:18 PM »
Hi GFs~

Oh this humid Maryland weather has sucked this week, lol!  I have the most terrible sinus headache and I am on edge because pop-up thunderstorms keep rolling through.  I should've been a meteorologist, lol, all I do is keep tracking the radar on the weather sites.  Iceman just got pounded with a really bad storm out by the Bay, south of Baltimore.  I was gonna go to group tonight, but I just want to curl up with Cheech and hope no other storms come along.

That's good news about Cristy getting disability!  Did she just apply for the first time before the holidays, if I remember correctly?  I knew the waitressing was really tough on her, so to have this income is a good thing. 

Laughing about Camms running into Queen in NY   :D  Wouldn't that be funny?

Betty, I remember when I graduated college and moved from the dorms back to my parents' house.  It was December 1991 and I couldn't find a job for shit.  So, I went back to my roots and worked as a manager trainee at McDonald's.  Hee hee!  I worked there in HS as well, so I took what job I could get, and then I got into banking FT again.  I always liked counting all of that money.   ;D  Hang in there and take something even if its not ideal, cause it will help you to network and move to where you really want to be.

OK, time for sinus meds and todays episode of AMC.  Do any of you watch it?  Ooooh its been good lately!

~ Cindy

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #97 on: May 29, 2009, 07:00:01 PM »
Thought ya'll might like to see what I found outside my bedroom door when I woke up this morning. And as a special treat you get to see what I look like when I first wake up. LOL
In case you cant tell its a giant balloon.

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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #98 on: May 29, 2009, 08:05:31 PM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIN!   I seriously thought that was an older pic of you when you were YOUNGER!   :D 

So much for bedhead, right?!?!?!   :D

~ Cindy
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Re: LT#59: Graduations, Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings
« Reply #99 on: May 29, 2009, 09:55:18 PM »
Strange thing about getting older is that my grey hair is coming in curly. Billy took me to a fancy hair place to get my hair cut and colored last week as a early b'day present and his stylist friend gave me a cut that makes the curls more obvious. The coloring was actually highlights. I wanted to be blonde again but for the next few months I'll have to settle for lighter red. LOL
I was a blonde naturally up until I was maybe 16.
Oh! I have a year book photo from 1988 I can show you all. It was before I had braces so you can see my vampire teeth. Totally dig the 80's hair too LOL note that my hair was curly then but it was a perm




 


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