GOOD THURSDAY MORNING, BUDDIES!

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GOOD THURSDAY MORNING, BUDDIES!
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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:43pm

Brrrrrrrrrr!  A cold front blew through here, and it's cold!  We had two days in a row in the 60's, and now we're down in the low 30's.  No wonder I've had a sinus headache for the last day and a half!  That must have been quite a front!  Anyway, it's too late to start a fire now, so I'm just going to post the good morning and go climb into bed!  (I love my electric blanket more than I can express....)

So, what are your plans for today?  I have class tonight, I'll be prepping for that and for my two classes tomorrow.  These are the last classes of the semester.  I give final exams next week, and then I grade my brains out for a few days - and then------ Christmas break! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thirstday - be sure to glug - even if you have to break through the ice to get to the water!  ;)

((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 4:30am

HI Buddies, will try this today.   

Karen: glad you got out for your anniversary.   I remember every anniversary I would ask hubby if he was going to renew my contratct and we would tease back and forth and then he would say YES he would.    Can you believe my therapist actually told me on monday I will never find a man as special as hubby was, he spoiled me so much and the humor, the love, the support, my therapist saw him several times so she knew him.   Her words just reinforced why I am not looking to date let alone marry again.  No one could fill his shoes, no one.   OK, off topic here.

I was so tired from inner church, another lady was there helping as had to work off community service.  Didn't even ask why, could be part of legal punishment or maybe welfare???    There was part of me wanting to offer to drive her sometime when she said she didn't have a car, but I didn't as not knowing the circumstances, I don't need to open myself up to drama.

No plans today until supper, the monthly Ruby Tuesday gang.   Have some Christmas cards to hand out and will bring a few unaddressed ones as it changes who all shows up.

Rudi was awful at bedtime last night, and after her teeth impacted my thumb,  I lassed out and swatted her with the flannel shirt and after more wrestling, got her scooped up and into her crate.   She is just so spoiled and didn't like me being gone 5.5 hrs at the volunteer job.   My sleep patterns are so unique,   when my body is ready for sleep it has to be now,  I don't have half hour to coax her into time for bed as then I would be wide awake and not get to sleep.   I can't figure out when most nights she is fine and cooperative, and then the devil side of her comes out every week or 10 days.  Strange as she has never gotten her way, so why not realize if I decide it is crate time, she will be crated.   I tried just this past week to sleep with her on the couch and she is so restless and after half hour I gave up and crated her and I went to bed as she would not stay on couch with me.   Thanks for listening.

Ruthie: glad you love bowling so much.

Waving hi to Carol and Mary too,  love,  Josie

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 8:11am

Good Morning....Karen so glad you got our for your Anniversary...and didn't miss all of Survivor...I wish they would have thrown off Abi....she is so rude/annoying/mean...AND she dosen't even know it....

Josie...who knows why dogs/cats/and kids get these ideas in their heads....just have to be consistent....and sounds like you are....That was a weird thing for your therapist to say....(IMHO)....Just having male companionship doesn't mean a committment...another IMHO...Just another point of view.... Sometimes staying away if you don't  know the circumstances is called self-presevation(with the gal at the volunteer job)...and sure don't want to get sucked into something....another IMHO...LOL...Guess I have a few this morning....lol....

Had a great visit with my aunt and cousin...had cherry pie and icecream...it was yummy...my aunt said she could see a big difference in mom since August...and not good....Will be glad when they have more care...mid January....

Today meeting with our finanical planner....and then dealing with my folk's fianace too...through him...hate dealing with this ...but ....must....

Tree not decorated....but maybe tonight???  Need to get motivated....

Hugs, Ruthie


 


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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 2:45pm

Ruthie:  I appreciate the IMHO as I don't always see things clearly.   Since my therapist has heard about a zillion marriages, I think her point was my hubby was so extra special to me that the likelihood of me ever finding that again is close to impossible.  She didn't mean that there is no point in me ever dating if I so desire.   

I think she wants me to learn to stand on my own 2 feet and if someday I decide to love again, enter a relationship I would be so much healthier than finding a rebound relationship.

And the lady at work,  I think to be nice when I see her and that is that.

Nice weather here today in Ohio, and got Miss Rudi out for a second walk.   

You are smart to have a finacial planner, I probably should have done that before I made some of the choices that I did.

love,  Josie

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 5:37pm

josannajava wrote:
<p>Ruthie:  I appreciate the IMHO as I don't always see things clearly.   Since my therapist has heard about a zillion marriages, I think her point was my hubby was so extra special to me that the likelihood of me ever finding that again is close to impossible.  She didn't mean that there is no point in me ever dating if I so desire.   </p><p>I think she wants me to learn to stand on my own 2 feet and if someday I decide to love again, enter a relationship I would be so much healthier than finding a rebound relationship.</p><p>And the lady at work,  I think to be nice when I see her and that is that.</p><p>Nice weather here today in Ohio, and got Miss Rudi out for a second walk.   </p><p>You are smart to have a finacial planner, I probably should have done that before I made some of the choices that I did.</p><p>love,  Josie</p>

Embarassed I certainly understand better where she was coming from....thanks for explaining...and yes very wise to learn to depend on you....(((HUGS))))

Got out for a 45 min walk in the Park Reserve...It was 42 degrees here too...lovely being outside!!  

Last night each had a $2.00 - 6inch sub...and chips and a cookie...whole meal for both was under $8...Felt kinda smart...lol....

Hugs, Ruthie


 


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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 12:52am
(((Josie))) - I think I understand what your therapist was saying, and I honestly can't imagine anyone measuring up to Dan if I find myself in your situation. On the other hand, some of the best things God has given me were the things I would never have imagined for myself. I guess we never really know what kinds of the blessings the future holds. ((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 12:54am
Ruthie - LOL - I'm enjoying your IMHO's today. I'm with you about Abi - goodness sakes, that child needs to do some growing up. I hope your meeting with the financial planner went really smoothly. ((((HUGS)))) - Karen