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dear lolli, regarding housewives....
November 8, 2010
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Hi
friends, Lolli, Shaney, SD, Rising. I haven't been around in ages,
but was reading some of our old threads this afternoon and got
really nostalgic. I am so grateful for what AAC helped me
through.

I will read and
try to catch up with everyone. I'll also post an update on my
life...

Love and hugs to
all of you,

2b

November 8, 2010
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WOW
2b - so nice to see familiar people on this site. I'm so glad
you're around. I'd love to hear what you've been up to
:o)

rising - I KNOW -
can you believe those Bev.Hills wives. My God. And like I said, I
know people just like that. I have friends, that have nowhere NEAR
that kind of money, and have nannies. But in all honesty, if I had
money to blow, I'd have a nanny for my dogs. ha!

Lolli - I hear ya.
It's bad enough when your marriage is falling apart in private,
much less in front of a tv audience. I can't even
imagine.

Speaking of
marriages ... ugh. Mine is sure a lot of work these days!
GOD!

November 8, 2010
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Hey -
how long have we been on here lolli?

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Well,
ain't that a blast from the past...2B!!!!!

Hey girl,
YESSSSSSSSSS, tell us what you've been up to.

sd

November 9, 2010
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Hey
((((2b))))...it's so good to see you! I'm looking forward to
reading your update.

Shaney....I found
this site in late 2004 and began posting regularly in early 2005.
And like 2b....I'm grateful for it and you girls 🙂 Is everything
ok with you?

((((Shaney, SD,
2b, Rising))))

November 9, 2010
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I
know it's been over four years for me...cuz it's been four years
since I moved here, and five years in april since I dated E. 2B -
glad you stopped by!!! don't be a stranger.

I don't think I
would have a nanny - maybe on call sitter...but I ADORE my kids and
would want more time with them - I would have a cook first, a
housekeeper second...and then a personal trainer and masseuse...but
I think I would always want to be the first line defense with my
kids....I would opt for a babysitter or daycare, cuz right now,
they do that, and it gives me "me" time...and if I didn't have to
work, I would go crazy.....but for the most part, I would want to
be part of their day....let everyone else do all the other
work.

and I LOVE driving
- not sure I would ever give up driving...but if I had to drive in
that kind of traffic, maybe not?

November 9, 2010
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I've
been here since late 2005. Wow.

Things are better
with me. I'm going to see my mom this weekend - going out to my
favorite place for dinner - and possibly sleeping in! I've been
getting up several times a night with our old Sam dog :o( - so the
break will be nice. My h is home and having a friend from Texas
staying the weekend. The last thing that I want to do is wait on my
h AND his friend all weekend long. Forget it - I'm getting the hell
out of town. :o) As much work as my dogs are - I WILL miss them
:o)

November 11, 2010
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shanester - how was your weekend?

November 11, 2010
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hey
there rising :o)

It's actually this
weekend that I'm going. I'll leave straight from work tomorrow and
drive up there - under two hours without traffic. I'll see some
friends, my grandma, my mom and I will eat out, drink good wine ...
just relax. I can't wait. I'm almost 45 and I still look forward to
being taken care of by my mom, or my dad (when I go to see him).
Regardless of how old I get, they seem to be the only two that I
can truly count on, and who really make me feel taken care
of.

Do you have any
plans?

November 12, 2010
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I am
going to hunker down and study more....if weather is good, we have
outdoor chores to do - I have one of those "disposable" pools that
needs to be put away and we need to gather kindling wood and get
the rest of the wood put up on our porch.

My MIL seems to be
ill again, and my ex is not planning on being home, so I have the
little guy for the weekend, which always makes things more
difficult...I love him, but I get nothing done...so, we'll
see.

I am planning on a
trip to CT to see my bro for both holidays...so that's something I
am looking forward to, PLUS, getting/being done with
clinicals.

November 15, 2010
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for
shits and giggles, I started watching the reunion show for NJ wives
(DVR ROCKS!) and just got tired of the crap between danielle and
theresa...OMG it was so funny and so bad at the same
time.

anyway, it was
like watching a car wreck...couldn't help but stare, but so bad at
the same time.

theresa is a hot
head...geezum!

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Hey
Rising...

I know!! DVR is
the best isn't it?? If not for that I would never get to watch any
of the shows I like. And I do like the Jersey show 🙂

As for Teresa, yes
she is a hot head but personally I believe Danielle brings that out
in her. She has a way of pushing peoples buttons and then sitting
back calmly while pointing and saying..."look how crazy that other
person is".

Kinda like what
Camille is doing to Kyle currently on the Beverly Hills
show.

Ever notice how
it's the alcoholic's wife or husband who ends up looking like the
crazy one? I think it is much the same with Danielle.

That woman is the
dangerous kind of crazy in my opinion.

November 16, 2010
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oh
yeah - in all of the shows, she is the worst kind....and I think
kelly rates right up there with her.

did you see -
bethanny is going to do skating with the stars????? dear
god...wonder if she is trying to compete with or show up Jill zarin
when she did that benefit and did her little skating
thing???LOL

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I
need to vent...I am hurt.....

I want to
cry....

I am being
inducted into phi theta kappa (honor society) in april, then LPN
pinning in May, then graduating (with honors - and first in family)
later in may....do you THINK my family will make the
trip?????

nope...they plan
to come for my daughter's graduation...and that's it....mom came
when branden was born...and that's it in four years...if I want to
see them, I have to go to them.....I live a six hour drive from bro
and his S/O, and a three hour direct (cheap) flight from my
parents.....I have two kids...and go to them all the time...four
times a year or more.....

and they can't
make this trip.

I graduate with as
an RN next year and they won't make that trip either.

I feel sooooooo
unloved and unsupported.

My MIL will go I
guess....and maybe my friend if I ask...but nobody else really
gives a shit.

and yeah, I told
my mom I was hurt...and she said oh well, too bad.

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((((Rising))))),

I'm sorry that
your family is not being as supportive as they could (and should)
be.

I know you are
hurt and rightfully so... but I hope that you will be able to rise
above their lack of support and keep your head high knowing what a
great accomplishment this is. For what it's worth, I am very proud
of you 🙂

Having said
that....HOW in the HELL did you finish already??? I've been going
for nearly 5 years and only half way through!!!

I couldn't be more
jealous than I am right now!

November 17, 2010
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well,
not really "done" with anything.

I will have my LPN
certificate in May - which is a one year (two for me) program. I
will have my RN the following may, with an associates.

I am thinking now
of doing the four year, for the credentials.....and that will take
me five years total.

Oh, and I don't
work....so I go to school full time.

As far as family -
it will NOT derail me....just hurts my heart. Especially when I
have classmates that are bringing ten family members to each
ceremony...and some of them are coming in from OUT OF THE COUNTRY
to be there.

November 22, 2010
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Well,
I must say, this thread is an enjoyable read on many levels!
There's intrigue, suspense, and most importantly, DRAMA! Woo
hoo!

I was very glad to
read and catch up in a small way about all of you. Shaney and FF
have a new/old house, Lolli is extending her family, Rising is on
the fast track, SD is still finding time to date AND work. I'm glad
for all of you. My latest philosophy, "life happens" seems to apply
here.

I don't have
cable, but have to say that I do try to catch the "housewives" when
I am at RP's house (the man I'm dating). I have never seen Atlanta,
but usually catch NY. I've yet to watch Beverly Hills, but I think
that would be my favorite because I'm just fascinated with the
whole LA and California scene.

Lot's has happened
since I was a frequent poster here. RP and I started dating in
October of 2008. In January of 2009, my mom revealed that she'd had
Leukemia for 23 years, and it progressing at a rapid pace. Starting
from the day she announced it, my role became caregiver to her. In
March of 2009, my Father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and
he and my mom were being treated at the same time. In April, they
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. My mom's situation
declined, and she died in August 09. Three weeks after my mom died,
a woman from my dad's past began contacting him. She was living in
Utah (we are in St. Louis, MO). My dad was flattered by her
attention. My dad continued treatment, and was able to stop
treatment in October.

In December "Utah"
came to visit her family here and reconnected with my dad. I could
tell he was gaga, and felt many red flags. I have 6 other siblings,
and there were mixed feelings about Dad getting into a relationship
so quickly. She called me personally to tell me she "was not a gold
digger". I found that disturbing. She is the same age as my dad,
divorced, with 5 adult children.

His cancer
returned, and he need very aggressive radiation. He refused to do
chemo as he saw what it did to my mom. The treatment was
successful, and one week after it was over, he said he was going to
Utah to stay with "Utah" for a while.

I told him he
better not get married while he was out there because we had some
things to settle with Mom's estate. They had separate wills because
my mom had inherited a good sum of money from her family and
specified it to go to her children. Anyway, he did go and did not
get married. When he came back, he brought her with him.
Ugh.

The next couple of
months were filled with much family drama, fighting, grieving, and
worry. My Dad would not be truthful with us about his intentions
with Utah, and we still had not even had a chance to go through my
mom's things. I knew my dad was planning on marrying her, but he
would not be honest about it. When she was visiting the house one
day, I locked the door to my mom's dressing room. My dad and I got
into a huge fight about it, and he held a knife to my throat. I
laughed and asked him what he was going to do with the knife and I
pushed him away. I had never seen my dad act that way before. I
wasn't afraid though.

My dad finally
told us what he was going to do (marry Utah) at a family meeting at
the end of May. He cried when he told us he was going to marry her.
We told him it was ok, just be truthful with us.

On June 4, my
brother (age 44) dropped dead of a heart attack while taking a walk
during his lunch hour. Words cannot describe how surreal hearing
those words were. I had lost a younger brother to accidental
drowning in 1997. To have to go through that again was just so sad.
I was just glad my Mom wasn't alive to have to grieve the loss of
another son.

I have to come
back for part two, guys. I guess I should have composed all of this
in one writing. It takes a lot of psychic energy to think and talk
about it all.

I know this is a
good place for it. Thank you for letting me step in and give an
update.

Love and many,
many hugs...

2b

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2b
Just reading your post. I am sorry for your lose. It is hard to
lose a sib and much alone 2. Sorry.

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Oh
2B, I'm so glad you wrote but I am so sorry to hear of all that has
happened to your family. Gosh, your mom had been sick for such a
long time without you knowing. And I didn't recall that you had
lost a brother before- how very very dad for you and your family to
lose another brother. Don't know what to say about your dad-
sheesh. I don't remember you saying much about your parents before
other than they were salt of the earth. I guess we are all in that
stage of life where our parents age and become ill and pass on (or
go nuts!). Plus dealing with wills estates, inheritances. It all
gets so messy. Utah sounds sort of scary!! And she showed up so
soon after your mom passed. Hmmmm.....

Well, I'm anxious
to hear part 2 of this, because of course I want to know about RP.
Details, Girl!! DETAILS!!

(((((2B)))))

sd

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Gosh,
I was thinking about the old dating thread, the old sex
thread...........remember when we used to joke around about doing a
road trip and going after Plz's car thief??? He died earlier this
year, and he was only around 42 or so. Life moves on doesn't it? We
never know whats going to happen. Have to make the best of what we
can when we can. ((((Everybody))))

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My
GOD (((2b)))...you sure have endured a lot over the past two years
haven't you? My sympathies on the passing of your mother and
brother. I just lost two friends myself over the past two days
(unrelated and purely coincidental) both of which have sisters who
are understandably heartbroken. I can't even imagine it.

As far as your Dad
is concerned....my Dad starting dating a woman very shortly after
my mother died as well.

I'm looking
forward to hearing part 2 as well. Update us when you
can.

And
((((sd))))...the memories you just brought back with Plz's car
thief!! LOL...That road trip would have been a blast!

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Hi
Lolli: Hope all is well!!

I can't imagine
ANY woman wanting to date my dad. GAWD. The thought of that gives
me the chills. I can't even imagine what kind of CRAZY would put up
with his junk.Besides, he's too cheap to take someone on a date
anyhow. And a gold digger wouldn't get past first base.

Happy Tuesday,
ladies.....

sd

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2B, I
am sorry to hear about your losses. As far as men's interest in a
new woman after the death of their spouse - it is not uncommon, as
men have a more difficult time adjusting to becoming a widow. Women
(hooray for us) find it much easier to carry on alone.

My dad is
undergoing testing to determine the level of pulmonary hypertension
he has and what can be done to treat his symptoms - it is a fatal
disease and there is no cure or treatment for the disease itself.
He smoked when he was young and I never thought HE would end up
with this....mom, yes, but not dad....anyway, we thought throat
cancer or liver disease would take him...and we are expecting a
diagnosis of cancer any time...cuz twice in the last year they
suspected cancer, but it's still in precancer stage and he has done
nothing to change lifestyle to prevent further damage.

so I am dealing
with that...plus, dad has gotten very aggressive with mom and mom
is at breaking point. He was angry about what she cooked him for
dinner (she even went out of her way to cook him separate meal
knowing he didn't like what she made for herself and their
guests)....and he waited until she was asleep to KICK, literally
KICK, her out of bed onto the floor....anyway, he frequently locks
her out of the bedroom and has been heard telling women he is
separated....it's not good. But there is nothing I can do from
here...and probably lucky that I am...cuz I would be involved and
it wouldn't be good.

Can't go "home"
for turkey day...too much work and not enough support with caring
for branden...so gonna lay low with the kids.

xmas I am going
home tho.

anyway, gotta
run...talk to you later.

have a happy
turkey day.

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Happy
Thanksgiving, Ladies...........!

sd

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