Wednesday Whines!

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Wednesday Whines!
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 12:00pm
C'mon - I need this today. Let's hear the whines and the wishes. No whines? Throw in some cheese for the rest of us.



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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 12:03pm
Solo decision making.

Generally, I have no trouble making up my own mind and reaching my own conclusions but I do have the habit of bouncing things off someone to clarify it for me. Really big decisions I've always involved STBX in (H at the time) and now I can't do that. I'm trying to figure out what to do about the house and moving and money and all that good stuff and I have to sort this out by myself. There really isn't anyone who knows me and the situation well enough to talk to about it and so rather than deciding, I'm just kicking this around in my head and stewing. No big deal, but enough to whine about. Pass the cheddar.

VM




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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 12:18pm
Sitting in my apartment alone during a thunder storm.

I use to not be afraid of thunder storms, but now I am. And I sat there on my couch alone last nigth trying to get my dd to sleep during a bad storm.

I was suppose to have a friend come over last night to watch movies with but he never showed, so there I was all alone.

I hate being alone, but the alternative is worse than being alone. Now if only stbx would sign the papers.

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 12:22pm
I hear you on the solo decision-making. But then again, while married X's thoughts on important matters were so over the top I usually went ahead and did things as I saw fit--usually to his benefit. So I guess I've had a lot of practice at making decisions in a vacuum!

My BIG whine is about having to send my attorney a $2,500 retainer just so I can go to court to legally change DD's residence to another court's jurisdiction. It's not like I have that kind of money to burn. If X would sign a stipulation, the matter would cost me less than $500 in lawyer and processing fees. Grrrrr!

Another whine: Gas is up to $2.21 a gallon.

Yet another whine: Had a cocktail party Saturday night and discovered I just can't party like I used to! Life begins at 40? Yeah, RIGHT!

Some whines about the new boards...I don't like that a new window opens up for most actions, and I miss having a subject heading on posts. Otherwise, I like the new boards a lot.




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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 1:07pm


Why is it that I have so much to offer in the way of whines on Wednesdays, but I have to think, think, think for thankful Thursdays? lol

Virginia - I'm definitely joining you in your whines today. I'm getting ready to move into an apartment, but, even though the house is still BOTH of ours, it's up to ME to sell the house, keep it clean, blah blah blah. We don't own a lawnmower, I can't get the Christmas lights down and there's a leak in the basement. So much for being the independant woman. I need a man to do this stuff! lol Of course, since I told him to move out, he's doing as little as he can get by with in the way of helping me financially. Yes, he pays child support, but, these bills are killing me. Now, I just have to pray that the house sells quickly so I can get the heck out of there and move into MY apartment where the bills are MUCH easier to handle.

Wishes - I wish that money grew on trees. LOL

I wish we had never put those christmas lights up.

I wish my boss and the other twit that works here would take a flying leap.

VM - would you like cheddar or swiss? lol Thanks for the Wednesday whines - I needed this.

Casey

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 1:46pm
Whines: manager won't make up his mind about assignment; 398 paperwork is an intrusive bear; kids won't keep hands off the white walls; dog is a pain in the posterior; DS won't turn down the stereo (and he is switching CDs every other song - country music, jazz, DS' dance CD, Ludwig Van).

Wishes: wish the blues would go away (but I don't see it happening soon); wish gas was lower; wish I was anywhere but here (a nice beach I know of in Florida would be closer to fine for me).

*D*

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:43pm
Why, oh WHY is there so much work to do?

More PLAY, LESS work!!!!!!!

Whaaaaaaaa!

Karen


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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:45pm
Whining is a way of self-talk that DOES help you work things out AND vent at the same time.

See... you're doing double duty here. Good girl! ;-)

Karen


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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:48pm
Get ready!.... Start thinkin'..... Thursday is right around the next bend.

That's sort of one of those exercises that gets easier with time. Also, if you are a person, as myself... so busy doing for everyone else, it's challenging to think of grats for YOURSELF.... it always makes me feel like I'm being selfish... and I have to remind myself that I'm entitled to the good stuff, too ;-)

hugs,

Karen


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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 2:53pm
The closer I am to fine..... that song goes "I'm trying to tell you something about my life maybe give me insight between black and white and the best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less seriously it's only life after all yeah..." (http://www.allspirit.co.uk/fine.html)

So, hey, throw in the Indigo Girls... and stop stressing... "taking life so seriously" about the white walls... and give the kids gloves! I hate that, too! When I painted my house, I used a low lustre paint that has a slightly shiny finish... and 409 and a spongs is all it takes to get those paw prints off.... although MY kids know that are NOT to touch the walls... period... it's those visitors that can't keep their paws off. Go figure!

hugs,

Karen


Karen ~ wildlucky4me ~

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:12pm
LOVE that song...in fact, love most of the indigo girls & folk music as well...likes bluegrass too (okay, there goes the vision of dave...)

yeah, paint in this house is all flat, and it's a pain to keep clean. stbxw doesn't do walls, and i only do them every few months...but it's about time again, mainly because DS is a boy just like i was & loves to run his dirty hands along all the walls.

now if i can just get used to the new window display on this board...

*D*

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