Monday Moans and Madness!

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Monday Moans and Madness!
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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 9:12am
Well, Good Morning everyone!!! Here we go on our new daily fun! WOO HOO Today will be our moans and maddness. Anyone having anything to vent about, yell about, or tell about...please do so here. I am sure you all had a wonderful weekend, I hope.

I myself, MOVED! lol So, I got some moaning to do here. I am so sore, that to touch my skin hurts! I moved sofas, tables, tvs, dishes, beds, boxes, and much more. Me and my 57 year old dad. He obviously is in better shape than my butt! lol My back hurts so bad right now, I am doing good to sit. lol WEll, all in all it is done and I am in my new place. I made dinner lastnight for me and the boys and we sat at our table together. Just the three of us, and it was really wonderful. Our own place. (sighs)

SO, that is me, now tell me about your weekend and any moans or maddness you may have had!!!

Gail :)

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 11:23am
Come on guys! I know you all have a moan or a groan somewhere. Or even some maddess, even if it is happy!! Come on, tell me all about it! Please, participate if you are on the board. The flow of the board is very important. Just my two cents. I thought you all might want some fun!!

G

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Registered: 06-20-2003
Mon, 06-30-2003 - 12:27pm
Gail, what do you think, can I moan by order of somebody else? Is that allowed as well?

My own weekend was pretty cool but somehow we have another similarity I guess. Rob moved into his (he already calls it ours but for me it is still his untill I could make concrete plans of moving in) new house this weekend as well and I guess he has somehow underestimated the work which is linked to a move. Every time I had him on the phone Friday, Saturday or yesterday he sounded like an 80-year-old guy who was very exhausted! I am pretty happy that we have already met otherwise I would have doubted if he has given me his real age ;-). Today he is sore and tired and told me he could really need a personal massage from me. I promised him one but unfortunately he has to wait 8 more days!

Congrats on your new house, Gail!

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 2:40pm
You make me smile Nicole. lol That is strange that our lives seem so parrallel. WEIRD! Your guy moved into his new place, I moved into mine, our guys are both 6hours apart, we both met our guys on line and plan to meet in weeks to come...ok, now I am totally creeping myself out here! lol

Thanks for posting, and it wasnt that I wanted negative or positive posts, just posts in general. lol Im sorry if I seemed demanding. I just got through ordering everyone around this weekend in my move, so it wore into my week. lol lol

Thanks again!! Goodluck to you and Rob, in "your" new place. I am sure you were so happy when he said that!!

Gail

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 3:06pm
I was so proud of myself - I ventured across the highway and drove right into mid-Toronto all by myself today for a family get-together. My lane ended a few times before I realized it but I managed to maneuver the Yonge/Hwy maze and made it there. I will get this highway driving experience licked yet! (BTW, I'm a new driver, just got my licence in March!)



When I pulled up, my SIL's father was out front, and watched me park. He took a fancy to me and followed me around the rest of the day, and came out to say goodbye and chat when I left. But he is so much older than me, shuffling around in his bedroom slippers kind of old guy! {smile!}

Ah, well, it was nice for the ego, and I was a hit at the family thing. I have always been the underdog of my family. Perhaps even a bit of the "black sheep". I avoided going to family things for years because I felt so awful afterwards. But my confidence rang through and everyone ended up wanting to sit next to me, and enjoying themselves more. Not to be conceited, but no-one was laughing and smiling that wasn't sitting next to me! {smile}

I got lots of compliments (a rare thing for my family) on how great I looked! I came home feeling great!

When I talked to Richard (ex-BF, we are working on something, who knows?) on Tuesday, I had been thinking of asking if I could drop-in to see him while I was in Toronto - and now I'm glad I didn't. I wouldn't have given the family thing justice if I was sitting there thinking about getting away to see him! {smile}

Anyhow, I am proud of my accomplishment and success with my family. Now that they see me in a different light, I won't worry about future gatherings! Well, that's my weekend news...

~*~ Catherine

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 3:13pm
WOO HOO A new driver eh? Well, congrats on that one little lady. That has to be the best day of any young girl's life. Independence and driving cross country can be fun as well. I am really glad you had such a good weekend, catherine. Thanks for sharing your post!!

Have a great day !

Gail

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 3:24pm
Oops - not a young girl. But thanks! {smile}

I really hate admitting how old I am, because I'm constantly told I don't look more than 30-35y. But my oldest son is 28 years old with four kids of his own, which makes me... well, a very young grandmother!! {laughing!}

~*~ Catherine

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 3:38pm
Well, Im so sorry. I assumed you were young. Well I guess that is what I get for assuming. I just made an A** out of U and ME! lol HAAAA!


Glad to you clarified for me or else I would have thought you were 16 all along!!!

It is still a great day to get the privelage to drive. lol Glad you joined the majority of society! giggles

Just one question? What took so long?


Gail

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 4:03pm
What took so long?

Well, being a child of the 50's (NO! I didn't really say that!), my mom said women didn't need to learn to drive. So she wouldn't let me take lessons.

When I got married, my ex-dh tried to teach me, but his temper was volitile. When he smashed the car window because I didn't stop soon enough, I stopped trying. (I stopped the car before I got to the stop sign, so I don't know what his problem was!)

After my divorce, I took driving lessons, and my instructor said I was a great driver. But I failed my test, and couldn't afford to keep going at it. I'd already spent more than I could afford, and my ex has never paid child support, so we were really poor back then.

But we lived in Toronto, and there was a bus stop on every corner, and a bus coming along every few minutes, so I didn't really need to drive. It was just a minor inconvenience to take the bus, and I just didn't think about it anymore.

Then 3 years ago, we bought a house about 30 minutes east of Toronto. The bus service is the pits. You can't get anywhere without traveling for hours, and I became housebound. If I wanted to go anywhere I was dependant on my son - and I don't do dependance well!

One day I was trying to buy something and couldn't because I didn't have a driver's licence. So I decided at first I would just get one for ID purposes. But once the thought set in, I was on my way!

It's been quite a process as we have graduated licences now in Ontario, so I have to wait 2 years before I am a full driver. I took 25 hours of in-class lessons and 10 in-car, just so that I could move from my learner's to driver's licenece in 8 months instead of waiting for the full year. Now I need 35 hours of HWY driving to get my full licence.

But I am so glad I finally did it! I love driving and even more I love my independence. I bought myself a little Chevy Tracker, and my personalized licence plate says "born2luv"!

All the men in my life hate my plate, and Richard is convinced I am attracting weirdos and stalkers, but I think he is just jealous!

~*~ Catherine

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 4:14pm
Oh, Catherine you are too funny! lol TO tell you the truth, when I first read your post, I thought, "Well, this 16 year old is really advanced" lol Too cute. Anywho. Well, now I see why you are just now getting the license. I am sure there are tons of folks out there that live in big cities where bus travel is very dependable. Here in Tennessee, we depend on our own transportation, and the buses are not dependable. The funny thing is, alot of people use the city transportation, but our officials seem to put the tax money in other areas and the bus systems gets ripped. SO, for those who have good bus systems, congrats. I am glad you are now a owner and operator of a car. It is a very independant day for you, I am sure. Congrats, once again!!! Oh, and be careful. As you may very well know, it is not yourself you have to watch out for, it is other drivers! lol Thanks for sharing your story with me.

Gail

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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 9:13pm
I didn't post before, but I think this little daily thing is cute :)

Lets see, moans and madness....well, for one, today started my week and a half straight of work, I babysit today (1-7), Wed and Fri (3:30-6:30), then I work my other job at the mall Tue (1-6), Thur (2-6), Sat (10-2), and Sun (12-6:30) then Monday I babysit again 1-6:30. I know, its not THAT many hours, but I'm just coming off a 5 day stretch where I didn't have to babysit OR work at my other job. The plus is that I'm dog/house sitting for my aunt and uncle from Wed-Sunday and that'll be fun b/c I like having a whole house to myself lol. Thats it for my complaining :) I AM happy b/c I get to talk to my new OL cutie tonight (cutie as in he's a cute guy who is my friend...nothing more!) He just got back from the beach and its been a week...I missed him!

Lindsay

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