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Ready!!!! Sew's giving you a 'shout hey there'
May 25, 2006
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Heyya Ready,

Hey there (from Wisconsinland shoutin hello) actually, it's the Sunshine state, you know, just feeling homesick.

The Indy 500 will be running this Sun. and I will be watching it solo, but peacefully here.

I have been so off alot and on very little on theres boards since December. I have been thinking of you, yet just nothing specific to say.

I am finally getting on boardd to get finances in order; have been out of touch do on my own for so long I really forgot how. Of course, with the big "D" over a year now, "WHEW!" I am thinking I finally am getting a handle on life in general and myself, which is forever you kow, is better overall. So am thinking of really making a bread from here big time. Not sure I can do it; this place and the internet usage seems to be quite addictive (to me; as I have discussed with some wise and (fun) friends. So will be dropping the aol service soon, which has so many neat things on it, News video clips and always something to keep you intrigued and more time on the internet. (got to get that budget better!. I may just drop the 'designs' from my name as well,as is here as it is too long to type anyway.

Work is good, they love me and I love them and I find my work rewarding to just be a supervisor charge floor nurse as my goals in that arena have been met long ago, so now I just enjoy with no more competition etc. What a joy.

Our roof got finished (almost) and we have moved my team or residents from three other buildings back into our their) wing. It was alot of walking for my two med passes, but, I got to go outdoors in this great weather and the nites here are so wonderful and clam warm air. Fewer clouds; I actually get to see the full moon each phase while in Wis I see there has been 6 full days and nites of "soft rain". No sun there!

So now to get ready for hurricane season in two weeks. I truly am scared with last year being so bad and my first experience! But come on, we just moved the ressidents out in to the hall and within 15 minutes, the cieling actually fell into four beds they were just in! And to see the windy rain out thru the open ceiling, I will never forget it.

So how are you doing and your son and daughter? What are your summer plans? Any special activities to keep you (them) busy r vacation?

Let me hear from you, Lady! I apoligize if I left your last post to me hanging? Not sure I did or not; just feeling a bit codependent guilty on that one!

Sew/C

May 25, 2006
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gee my typing and grammer are lacking; we need spellcheck for a holiday gift here at AAC!

May 25, 2006
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Hey sew
im in coral springs, fl. not ready at all for hurricane season. not a , no i am wrong , i have a flashlite, candles, battery tv, that is it. Now i am in an upstairs apt and dont know what is going to happen. Well i hope it is a mild season. I dont love it here, i miss NY. its just not the same, i have no friends and no family, my son is with me and probably will be with me forever, he is 29. Thats ok, we are lost cause the man i came here with turned out to be a piece of ----, stayed 10 years out of fear, now he is in prison and i would like to get a divorce, i have nothing, no belongings. My dog was recently killed in this new neighborhood. Im sorry, i went on, i have been depressed to the point of taking many pills. Just lonely and stranded. Good luck honey

May 25, 2006
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Hi Smart

I understaend the changes in living style down here and the fustration in adjusting. i adjust daily!

Everything is what I call "hurry up and wait". Or In a NY minute and then wiat in a an Jamacian hour! Her in Delray, it's hard too making friends long term; many people seem to be transient; or go back to NY or just get old and die!

At least I have a great job (that pays very poorly) and good people to work with; they are Finnish.

If he is in prison, it should be easier and cheaper to get a divorce if he is incarcerated. sounds like he really turned out to be a looser. I live in a heavy populated elderly area. No such luck with meeting a man my age. The older ones just want someone to take care of you. How the stories I could tell and I haven't dated much at all here. And when they find out I'm a nurse; wow. they think they hit gold, which is not true. Clue: next date I find out what he does or did before retiring before I tell my job. Then I can fib and adjust accordingly, hahaha. Oh! These guys retire early at 50? Like they had a career in dentisty or wall street broker? Noooooooooooo, they "retire early" I think cuz they are now unemployed????? I think this is some of it. Many loosers here too.

I am sorry about your situation. Are you working? It sounds like a bad area where yu live? I thought Coral Gables was ritzy ritzy? Maybe just Miracle Mile hey? As I said,I am adjust ing after a year. I came from Wis. Now don't hold that againstme, you NYer you, cuz I am not really a country girl with cheese and milkpails! I was born and raised in Waukegan near Chicago, so my ideas are on that line; a bit of city girl/coundty girl. But I am fun to hang out with! We got to get you going, lady! You can share with me what's what here, keep posting, ok?

Do you have your 6 gallons of dreinking water yet? That is a must. I am looking for a place that sells dry ice. None her I can find. 40 # will last a week. Last times I went with no electricity for 11 days, another for 8 days. Gets you real cranky with the condo getting 92 degress and ice showers, brrrr!

We should keep in touch, right?

Sew

May 25, 2006
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Ah we are close, not sure why I always say coral gables, is there such a place?

May 25, 2006
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Hey, sew....thanks for thinking about me. I have been doing pretty well lately, actually. Today is the last day of school, so I'm off for the summer. The ex has been laying low of late, and that makes my life oh so much easier. I've finally got finances figured out so that I can pay my son's tuition, and maybe even afford to get him a used car (he's 16, and I'd like him to start doing some of the driving to and from school). He still doesn't have much contact with his dad. My daughter still goes to see her dad faithfully, and he treats her pretty well, for him. Not as many crying fits when she has to go, or "deprogramming" when she gets home.

We really don't have many summer plans. Lots of work to do around the house, and they'll spend 4 weeks with my ex. He was going to take them to Washington DC, so I hope that happens. My son has a summer job to save money for a car/insurance. I'll be painting and cleaning most of the summer, which is good for me.

Glad to hear that you are enjoying your job, it sounds so rewarding. Florida must be beautiful despite the hurricanes. Glad you are getting geared up for this season...they say it won't be as bad as last year. How are things with your ex? Do you have contact with him at all? And your daughter? Hope things are well...

I definitely have my ups and downs, as I'm sure you do. Being single is quite an adjustment after so many years of being married...I do have my kids to keep me busy though. I'm already dreading that empty nest, which will come in another 6 years or so. I have to limit my time on AAC, too, or I would spend way too much time. I just have a few threads I will go into...it's easier that way.

Are you going to be dropping AAC altogether, or just scaling back?

May 25, 2006
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smarter...I'm sorry you are having such a hard time lately...please keep posting, because I really feel that connecting with other people helps an awful lot. I have heard the hurricane season will be milder this year. Hang in there, and I will keep you in my prayers.

May 29, 2006
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sew...how's it going with you today?

May 29, 2006
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so, sew...( smiles ) tell me...

what does sewuniquedesigns stand for? you know i have aol too, and i am considering getting rid of it as well. most internet services are free these days anyway. and aol can cause trouble on your computer...so who were you thinking of going with after aol?

are you really leaving aac?

ready, you still around?

May 29, 2006
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Ready,

Whew! Did you get this? Maybe not.

I am trying to wean myself off from here, I have realized how attached I am here not only to the great folks who visit here, but the whole idea of having to constantly check in. I check and read soon as I get home, just like you check your answering machine for messages. the more I think I can get away, the more I realize how much time I have spent here! and it is time to slowly go and just to come by to visit shorter times. Besides, I am lacking in getting my emails returned and those relationships are more tangible and lasting, a better connection. I have met many people since down here, connecting with a larger span of people (which takes time) and thru the pc.

It has been a year for both of us with the big "D". Just when I think I might be a bit ahead, I realize how far I need to go. Finances are more in control than before; I just was so swamped with everything else, I could not concentrate and get a handle on that aspect of my life and I wasted money not being in control of things. Divorce or separation takes a bigger toll on a person's being than just emotional and spiritual aspects, doesn't it? And you have the children which may seema burden on some days, it is a blessing in reality.

You sound as if you are doing much better, Ready. You seem to be more ppeaceful now. Are you? I am some days, but as you, I have ups and downs, tho my downs seem to b e the greater time. I don't think it shows up here, which is good, but some people who are close always seem to catch on, can't they? Omw posted but I don't see it yet. someone whill ask me if I am down and I have to go back and read my email or think about my phone conversation and reflect what words did I use? How do I sound? Yet we do not always have to be up all the time; even when we keep smiling, some can tell anyway. the point is to keep smiling between the grey clouds, the sun will eventually come out!

Your summer sounds busy and very fufilling. I am sure you will be busy as wwell toting the kids here and there. Take some special time for yourself, though. okay? You wil enjoy winding down from the hectic school year and life in general. Relax, get some summer rays! Touch nature and reflect and absorb all the goodness for later!

This is about it right now. Got to get to some old letters from other freinds. I am glad you and the kids are doing ok overall. Life will get better and less hectic; can't give you the time frame, but it will. It will.

Your friend,

Sew

May 29, 2006
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OMW

That is a very common name used by many companies involved with fabrics and fashion products.

This aol is getting too expensive and it has messed up my pc many a time. I know there are many free sites out there, but I still have mama bell here for dsl, so why have two carriers? Soon as I can downloas files, I am looking to can the service I have. I really have to curb my expenses as much as possible, now that I have a handle on my budget, it becomes very revealing where my money has been goiong and I do not like it. It is a growth process from a sudden change of lifestyle and turn of events. It will get better. It will.

Sew

May 29, 2006
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to simply answer your question, Omw, yes, eventually. See above.

May 29, 2006
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sew...I completely understand your need to spend less time here. I know you were a "rock" for many people for many months, myself included. I was never in a position to spend too much time online...but I do still feel the need to check in here every day once or twice. I have to watch myself so it doesn't become too much of an interference in my life. I do think it is healthy to move on from this place...first we take, then we give, and then we are strong enough to move on. I am glad you are there, most days at least 🙂 You sound strong, for the most part, and I am so happy for you.

I will miss you (and omw if she decides to go...she just keeps toying with my emotions by telling us she's going, then staying :)...but I wish you all the strength, and goodness, and warmth that life has to offer. You deserve it! (((sew)))

May 29, 2006
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((((((((((Ready)))))))))

Your kind thoughts are so appreciated. Yes, we share so much here and we conncect and we learn from each other, then give back. But Ready, I am at that point where I have shared back and realize at this time, if I sit back, someone will come along and will be there. sometimes, of course, I have the urge to post of something that hasn't been shared or a different slant on things. then again, some days it becomes hard to come here and to relive what I have come past and beyond. I think I am raching that platue of beyoond right now. It is a sad but good feeling.

Don't get me wrong, there is much I have to work out, to work on for myself, but I realize not much here will help that part. Much is up to me, my God and lots of lots of time and healing with living; healthy living. Things like getting my act together, my house in order, my routine, eating healthier, organic and vegetarian somewhat and better sleep and my yoga and spiritually. Those things are up to me. then I can move forward and give back to my community. It is so much but so simple! I just have to work at it as we all do.

So the offer is there, figure it out if you wish. I will be here and there, I will be around, just maybe reading quietly in the back room here!

Sew

May 29, 2006
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ok, Houston i understand that we have touchdown?

okey dokey....

ready...i know it's terrible isn't it??? but eventually i'll be in one place soon where i'll always be reachable if necessary.

later gaters,
omw

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