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Old 10-19-2006, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any Moms Out There Keeping Sane While Not Using Part 2


This is Part 2 of the Moms thread.

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Old 10-19-2006, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks Anna!!

thanks to all you moms for this thread taking off.
Welcome to the newly renovated ranch!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good Mornin Moms!!!!!

Ok off to the ocean we go!!!! Virgin margaritas and plenty of warm sunshine all catered by none other then......(For me I will be happy with Vin Diesel)
I will prepare us a huge Luau and we can all night!!!! teehee

Maybe we should seriously check into saving for a cruise next year....I hear you can get group rates and that they even have booze free ones....wouldnt that be a blast? No worry of temptation and yet a totally relaxing week in the sun!!! YUMMY!!!!

As I watch the days grow shorter and afternoons getting cooler, I fight the depression, as ya'll know, I am ALL about being outside in the gardens, walking the dog, etc. So being cooped up in a small 3 bedroom house with 6 people for several months is NOT my idea of fun!!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day...take care! Love Liss
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ARRRGGHHH! I just wrote this big long post on the old thread, hit the "submit reply" button and POOF! "sorry--this thread is closed" And my post disappeared! It wasn't closed when I started writing......gotta love technology.

Oh well! I need to get off the computer now, but let me just give you all a big hug.....



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Old 10-19-2006, 08:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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oh jane, I'm so sorry about that. I get so angry when it happens to me, so I can imagine how you feel.

I worry about my moods so much. Today I'm so happy I could burst. I got my haircut - doesn't look that good, but at least it's cut. I REALLY want to go out and have some fun tonight, but I have no one to go out with. My hubs out of town (he wouldn't go out with me anyway on a thursday night) and I don't have any friends. I could go to a meeting, but that doesn't sound that exciting. I may go anyway and maybe go out afterwards, but then I'll start worrying about the kids. What to do, what to do? If only you all were here!

Liss, I'm visualizing Vin massaging my shoulders. Very nice.
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wow...i wondered when this thread was going to bust...we are going on that "dry" cruise...it would be wonderful if the first time i saw the ocean it was with my sistas...how do you get to (almost) thirty and not see the ocean? hell if i know...
so...i'm still sick...maybe more sick...supermom took it out of me...plus i never sleep as you know....little naps and about two hours a night...it's a nightmare...so i tell my hubbie that i'm still sick...now to my stomach....and he goes "hope your not pregnant.."...i don't think i am...my boobs do not feel like they have hot rocks in them and i'm not late yet...but if i am i am fixing that little man myself...he had to go get glasses...now my tatooed silver haired hubby looks like this really hot nerdy guy...irresistable...i feel like i have a crush....he comes home with his tie loose and his silver hair messy in those glasses...mmm....so if i'm knocked up it is his fault for being blind and nerdy...damn....

c'est...your moods seem pretty normal to me....unless we are both abnormal...i am up and down very drastically myself....i wish i were there we would go party....we'd be good...but we would party...

i really have thought of saving so we could get together...maybe really go to some ranch near jane....that would be so cool....liss i'm there for the luau...i would look hot in a grass skirt....
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Hi everyone -
haven't posted on this thread yet - but think it would be a wonderful place for me to be. Hope you all don't mind another mom joining in!!
a cruise would be great - Vin rubbing your shoulders huh? - yep, I definately like this thread.
although I'll take George Clooney with me.....................(hey, I'm single, one can always hope!!!!)
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Ayla and c'est, your moods sound normal to me! That's because I like to think I'm normal and my moods are all over the map..........even with anti-d's and so on.
I guess we know we're alive when we really feel it!
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Hey Fred, glad to see you check in. And Welcome aboard GB32!! It's really a great place to hang out. I know I've heard lots of times to see the similarities in people that are totally different, but it's so much easier to see the similarities in people who are actually similar to me. Messed up moms.

I went to two meetings today. Do I have a new addiction or what?? I didn't have anyone to go out with so I figured I could always just go to a meeting. There were some really different people there. I think I'll stick with my regular meetings. Ayla, I'm sure we really could have a good clean time. All of us could! It's so much better having a clear head.
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hey funky monkeys.....I am one day away from friday...and sleeping in...my knee is the same but i did not expect it to be improved by a week...so we are on part two..so many ways to go here..but I agree with a cruise....

or the beach....

and maureen..I have been missing you !!!
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**{fred!**** i've been missing you too! thanks for stopping in! sending you good thoughts...

jane-don't you hate when that happens! i've done that unpost thing myself and it's always when it's a long juicy one. aarggh! and it just happened to me again--i think when i'm not active for awhile it automatically kicks me off and aaaarrrrrrghhh....

oo oo!!! definitely a cruise--they do have dry ones sponsored by aa i think. but even the ones i've been on--royal caribbean and celebrity--have "friends of bill w" meetings every day at least once.

how cool would that be! a ranch-boat!
love to meet you guys in person!!

now, for the crew-vin isn't my type so i'll let you girls have him. i go for the long lanky. and, ita with you, ayla--nerdy is good. my hubby is a cool glasses man who has silver in his hair and he's the most handsome man i know!

c'est--moods? MOODS? how many can we talk about? oi vey!
today for me was really pretty sucky...parent teacher conference that needs to be continued because we had so much to talk about (and not all good)...disappointing results on part of the project i am working on...not enough sleep...not enough time....out all day to come home to messy house with breakfast dishes on the table and dinner to be done asap. darn! why can't i get a Vin-substitute in an apron to help around here!!! wish i could take a shot and blur it all out...oops, oh but i can't. uh. go to gym and beat it out? oops, can't do that either cause no babysitters and no time. i'm crawling the walls here...yikes! but i can come here and vent, can't i? thanks!!! can you tell i have the moods too? what happened to that happy thing i had going there? hmm..hmming that "Good Feeling" song from Violent Femmes circa mid-80s...won't you stay with me just a little longer...

anyhow, got to go cook. (stop laughing now, i actually do this now and then). thanks for the vent and the cruise fantasy (which in reality would be really fun). i feel better already!

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just had my thursday dinner with my neighbor friend...she has become a good friend and that really helps......we popped some pizzas in the oven and called it a night....home work done now and I am wiped out....but Greys is on tonight...Lost was good last night ....and i am glad Geofery won ...project runway..they were all incredible.....I need to get my life back...this knee thing has got me lazy and miserable...but I am staying on the sunny side...greeting each day and all that BS.....but the coffee does help...my H is gone till Sunday on a canoe trip down the missouri river.... I will miss him while I am in domestic hell with the kids and his mother....all weekend and a bum knee that keeps me trapped in this house...AHHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

okay I am having my best friend over to spend the night tomorrow so I will be okay...she keeps me laughing and my neighbor friend promised to kidnap me ....for a couple hours on Sat,.... i think i might make it....cause I have not taken the pain meds in 24 hrs a trying not too...wish me well...as long as my knee cooperates I should be fine ???

Love to my ladies and wow...a part 2..... i feel the love !!!

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I know this is off topic...but do all of you go to meetings ??? I see an addiction specialist...but do not go to meetings ???? with this new situation with the meds/knee...she knows about it and is working with me...just wondering who went ???
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one of us needs to win the lottery...so we can go on that cruise...i need some sunshine and relaxation...

hi gettingbetter...glad you joined us...we always welcome a new {in**sane mommy...

beezy...stuck inside with your mother in law? i am praying for your sanity...no i do not go to meetings...i am trapped here most of the time...no car, no babysitter, hubby works constantly...i went to an online meeting the other day and it was interesting...

whoever said that they want george cloony....you'll be jealous...everyone says my hubby looks like george cloony....of course he's 5'3"....but he's a sexy little man....i personally like to think he looks like colin ferrell....but that is my little fantasy....i wish he could do the irish accent....i must be hormonal...my mind is in the gutter...my whores are moaning again...

hi to all of my friends....we seriously need to talk about saving for a meeting in the future...i would love to meet you girls and we would be so much fun together...

well i'm braindead and can think of nothing witty or interesting to say...i have been posting a lot more here lately...thought maybe i was being a little selfish not giving back to our little sr community...it feels good to give advice...it's actually something i feel really good at...i would love to be a counselor someday...my friends always come to me with their problems and i usually make them feel better...i think that may be my gift...maybe that's what i should go to school for...

love to my sistas....
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hey there beez--i go to counselling once a week and try to make at least one meeting. if it's a good week, i might make two meetings. it's a rare week when i can do all three (may have done it once?). i really enjoy the f2f meetings--both of the ones i go to are closed women's meetings and there are all ages, all stages of life and all stages of sobriety represented. they are warm and wonderful and not as different as posting here--except perhaps we share a little bit more a little bit faster online.
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Good Mornin Ladies!!!!

Check this out...... http://www.meetingsenroute.com/newstartpage.html

Interesting!!!!

I have a confession....... George Clooney is BETTER in real life!!!!! I met him once in Cincinnati, years ago, he just gets better with age!! Wow I guess growing up here wasnt so bad after all lol!

So how are my fellow ranchettes today? I am working on some school work with the boys this morning and then I am off to clean an elderly friends home. He isnt doing very well, so I get to do his cleaning and grocery shopping.
Woke up tired today..... would love nothing more then to climb back into bed and read a good book because it is here. They are saying snow is possible by Monday which is a bad thing because I have to make a 4 hour trip to Lexington and back with my daughter.....evaluation for her wisdom teeth to come out.

Later today, we are doing a science experiment.....the boys saw somewhere that if you put Mentos mints in a 2liter of coke and slam it on the ground, it will shoot the cap off and make a gyser......gee Im so excited over this that Im all warm and fuzzy....LMAO.......they get to clean it up, my luck though, the damn thing will explode and break a window or put an eye out.....hmmmm....we do have safety goggles.......ahahahaha. Anyhoo, Im off to the 8th grade, will hollar later!!!

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I know this is off topic...but do all of you go to meetings ??? I see an addiction specialist...but do not go to meetings ???? with this new situation with the meds/knee...she knows about it and is working with me...just wondering who went ???
Hi,
I try to attend a meeting every day (at the recomendation of my sponsor - 90 in 90), and i also see an addictions counselor (bi-weekly). I find the meetings help keep me sober, i don't have time to think about drinking. I work all day, get home and an hour later i'm off to my meeting then back home to bed.
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GOOD MORNING!!! (coffee's kicking in bigtime--I'm on my 3rd cup!)

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Originally posted by ayla zaire:
it would be wonderful if the first time i saw the ocean it was with my sistas...how do you get to (almost) thirty and not see the ocean?
Ayla, don't feel bad--I'm 39 and have never seen the ocean! It really would be GREAT to see it with you all.

Liss, I saw that Mentos/Coke thing on the Discovery channel--"Mythbusters" (my boys LOVE that show). It's pretty wild! (Oh, and I've become my mom, too--one of my favorite winter pastimes is to sit in the sunny south window, where I have a birdfeeder just outside. I keep my trusty Audubon Society Bird Identification guide handy and just watch the birds! My mom does the same thing where she lives...)

Oh Beezy, I do not envy you being stuck inside with your bum knee....thank God your friend is coming over!

About meetings--I've never been to one. My main source of support is good old SR, and I have a couple of trusted girlfriends here in town who have alcohol issues, too--we keep one another accountable.

Welp, kiddos and I are off to the dentist this morning (oh, joy.) Talk to you all later!

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Kids are home today. I had great expectations and was looking forward to going out tonight while the kids were doing something at their school, but now I'm just in a bad mood from completely screaming my brains out. I'm going over to someones house and we're having dinner together. I wish I had a good friend that I could call all the time. I'm so lonely, especially now that I don't want to isolate anymore.

Beezy, I go to meeings and I'm finally happy doing it. I used to hate it and get depressed. Maybe because I got tired of hitting my head with the alcoholism bat, but I think it's nice to talk and listen to other people who are like me.
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I am in c'est boat....not a good day..I am not taking the meds just Ibuprofen but I am cranky...I just am feeling crazy...plus my impending doom at the thought of my mother in law is coming....I am feeling nuts and crabbed at my son cause he wanted to stay at home today...but it is picture day at school and I just went crazy...got angry but I got tired of fighting with him all the time about going to school...it is non negotioable....but he is not getting it and it stresses me out then I feel like sh8t for being mean ..and making him go to preschool...AHAHHAHHAHAHHA

My best girl will ne here tonight and in the morning THANK YOU GOD !!!! that she can be here......We may try to get out of here and go see a movie...I dunno ???

anyway ...my knee hurts and I need to pick up all this crap ...and I am not taking anymore freaking pain pills cause they are only making me feel worse... i think but none the less...I am done...and the pain is tolerable...I will be okay..thanks for the vent and the rant..my new little kitty is keeping me smiling...so do you ladies and a pree...you rock...plus my friend called last night with some drama...man....let me alone....

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