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DORK!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW SOME PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO ALWAYS BE GETTING INTO TROUBLE OR HAVING WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM? OTHERS LEAD A CALM AND ORDINARY LIFE. I FALL INTO THE FIRST GROUP. IF IT IS WERID AND IT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO SOMEONE, IT WILL BE ME.

WHEN I LEARNED TO DRIVE, IT WAS ON AN ARMY TRUCK KNOWN AS A "DEUCE AND A HALF". THAT IS A BIG, BIG TRUCK. THE SERGEANT TOOK ME OUT INTO THIS HUGE FIELD. IT WAS TOTALLY EMPTY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE TREE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. I LEARNED TURNS AND BACKING AND SHIFTING THAT BIG DEVIL AND YUP! YOU GUESSED IT - ONE TREE AND I HIT IT! AND WELCOME TO MY WORLD.

"WRITE A BOOK" EVERYONE TOLD ME. SO I DID. " IT WILL GET PUBLISHED AND WE WILL ALL BUY IT." SO IT DID. I DONE TOL' THEM AND TOL' THEM, "I CAN'T TRAVEL - MY HEALTH IS TOO POOR". "WE'LL SEND YOU A NURSE AND YOU CAN FLY MEDICAL CLASS". LIKE A DORK I SAID OK -" WE'LL GIVE IT A TRY BUT DON'T EXPECT ME TO MAKE
APPEARANCES ANYWHERE AND I WILL ONLY DO LOCAL BOOK SIGNINGS." IS A BOOK GOING TO SELL LIKE THAT? PROBABLY NOT. BUT WHO KNOWS. SO I GET ON THE FLIGHT.

WELL MOST OF YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. FORTUNATELY FOR ME, I REMEMBER LITTLE OF IT. BUT WHEN YOU PLAN AN OVERNIGHT TRIP AND THE PLANE HAS TO LAND SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR YOU, YOUR LUGGAGE DOES NOT GO WITH YOU. SO I END UP IN A HOSPITAL IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH NOTHING BUT MY PURSE. NO CLEAN UNDIES, NO TOOTHBRUSH - NOT EVEN A COMB. AND DH CAN'T EVEN BRING THE STUFF TO ME BECAUSE I AM MANY HOURS AWAY.

I FIGURED I WOULD BE THERE OVERNIGHT AT THE MOST. WRONG! DORK AGAIN! I ENDED UP BEING THERE A LONG, LONG TIME. THEY WILL GIVE YOU A COMB AND TOOTHBRUSH AND ADD $100.00 TO YOUR BILL. BUT YOU GET NO CLEAN UNDIES, SOCKS - NOTHING! AND I WAS SO BORED WITHOUT MY KINDLE THAT I TOOK TO WALKING THE HALLS WITH ALL GOD GAVE ME HANGING OUT THE BACK OF MY GOWN.
I WAS NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE OUT OF BED BUT I HAD TO FIND SOMETHING TO READ. I REALIZED I AM WORSE THAN A JUNKY WHEN IT COMES TO BOOKS. SURE, THEY HAD A TV BUT THERE IS NOTHING BUT JUNK ON THERE DURING THE DAY. I NEEDED MY BOOK FIX.

SO I TOOK TO SNEAKING AROUND AT NIGHT TO TRY TO FIND SOMETHING - ANYTHING TO READ. I FIND A DARKENED TV-TYPE FAMILY ROOM AT 2 AM AND SEE OLD MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, AND ONE PAPERBACK BOOK. UTOPIA! I STRUCK THE MOTHER-LOAD!
AND THEN I THINK - HOW AM I GOING TO GET THIS STUFF BACK TO MY ROOM UNDER MY HOSPITAL GOWN? MIND YOU, I HAVE NOTHING ON UNDER IT AT ALL. BUT I DO HAVE THIS LITTLE SHELF OF HANGING SKIN FROM WHERE MY STOMACH USED TO BE. SO I THINK MAYBE I CAN STUFF SOME STUFF UNDER THERE AND THEN JUST HOLD MY STOMACH, LIKE I HAVE A PAIN OR SOMETHING, AND BEAT FEET BACK TO MY ROOM; WHEN I HEAR BEHIND ME "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

IT IS A SECURITY GUARD AND I HAVE MY GOWN LIFTED AND AM STUFFING STUFF UNDER IT. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ALL THAT GUY SAW. I TOLD HIM I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO READ. HE TURNED ON THE LIGHT AND I SHOWED HIM THE MAGAZINES AND BOOK. I FELT LIKE ONE OF THE LITTLE KIDS IN "OLIVER" ASKING "MAY I TAKE ONE MORE SIR?" ALL HE LET ME TAKE WAS THE BOOK AND ESCORTED ME BACK TO MY ROOM.

I HAVE FELT LIKE A DORK MORE TIMES IN MY LIFE THAN I CARE TO RECALL. BUT I THINK THAT ENTIRE TRIP WILL GO DOWN IN MY MEMORY AS THE DORKIEST OF THEM ALL.

ERIN

  


TOP TEN REASONS ....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THIS BLOG WAS INSPIRED BY A TEAM MATE. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, FINDS AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE. HERE ARE SOME OF THEM THAT I FOUND TO BE QUITE COMMON.

10. I AM TOO BUSY.
9. I AM TOO TIRED.
8. I HAVE NO PLACE TO TAKE MY KIDS & CAN'T EXERCISE WITH THEM HERE.
7. MY HUSBAND WON'T LET ME LEAVE THE HOUSE IN THE EVENING.
6. MY HUSBAND WON'T LET ME LEAVE THE HOUSE DURING THE DAY.
5. IT'S USELESS - I WAS BORN WITH BIG BONES. (I USE THAT ONE)
4. MY DOG WON'T WALK ON A LEASH SO I CAN'T WALK OTHER THAN IN THE HOUSE.
3. I HAVE NO WORKOUT CLOTHES. (DUH!)
2. MY DOG ATE MY WORKOUT CLOTHES.
1. MY SHOW IS ON SO I HAVE TO SIT ON MY FAT BUTT AND WATCH IT.

OF COURSE MOST PEOPLE DON'T ADMIT TO THESE IN PUBLIC. MOST OFTEN I HEAR, "I ALREADY BLEW IT TODAY (THIS AT 8 AM) SO I MIGHT AS WELL EAT WHAT I WANT FOR THE REST OF THE DAY AND START AGAIN TOMORROW". NO! DO NOT DO THIS! I DON'T CARE IF YOU BLEW IT AT 4 PM. YOU START AGAIN AT 4:05!

I HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF USING THE "TOO BUSY" EXCUSE; ALSO TOO TIRED, BOTH HUSBAND ONES, THE BIG BONE ISSUE AND YES! I HAVE USED THE TV ONE. I NEVER TURN ON THE TV DURING THE DAY BUT YOU BET I SIT MY BUTT IN FRONT OF THAT SILLY THING FROM 7 PM TILL 10:00. I DO TAKE PART IN MY CHAIR EXERCISES AT THAT TIME AS WELL AS USING MY HAND WEIGHTS. BUT I COULD DO MUCH MORE WALKING DURING THE DAY.

YES, I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY MY DRS. THAT I HAVE A LIMIT OR I WILL DO MYSELF MORE DAMAGE. BUT THEY ALSO TOLD ME THAT OVER 80 POUNDS AGO! DO I FEEL BETTER FOR HAVING LOST THAT 80+ POUNDS. ACTUALLY, I DO NOT. THE DRS. WERE RIGHT. I HAVE DONE MYSELF MORE HARM. SO WHERE DO WE PUT THAT MARK IN THE SAND? DO WE ALWAYS LISTEN TO OUR DRS? DO WE STAY OVERWEIGHT JUST TO PREVENT FURTHER BONE DAMAGE AND THEN HAVE A HEART ATTACK (BEEN THERE TOO)? OR DO WE JUST KEEP MOVING AND HOPE THEY COME UP WITH A CURE FOR WHATEVER AILMENTS WE HAVE THAT WILL ONLY BE ENHANCED BY OUR WEIGHT LOSS. I GO FOR THE LAST ONE.

PERSONALLY, THE ONE EXCUSE I FIND MYSELF USING MORE THAN ANY OTHER ONE IS:
"I AM TOO OLD TO BE DOING THIS CRAP!"

ERIN

  
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SONGBIRDPAULA 3/24/2014 9:05AM

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Thank you so much for this blog! I just needed to hear it today and read it.Thank you so much for these encouraging words and eye-opening words.Keep up the good work!

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MAWMAW101 3/19/2014 3:43PM

    That exercise part is always the hardest for me.......no excuses. I have very good health for my age, only about 20 more pounds to lose, plenty of time since I am retired and have a husband but he wouldn't dare tell me what to do or not do after 53 years of marriage!
I hated exercise when I was young and that hasn't changed so I join Teams that want me to add to the team success and I signed up for a 5K walk and need to practice ?....today I really needed your blog to make me list why I do exercise on a regular basis!
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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 3/18/2014 8:57PM

    Never listen to your doctors. Listen to your own common sense... unless you have the devil on one shoulder, telling you, "It's fine to sit in the chair for 3 hours watching tv and eating bon-bons".
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WVROSE1 3/18/2014 7:03PM

    Love it ! LOL I have used most of those reasons and a whole bunch more. Great blog!

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RURAL3 3/18/2014 4:03PM

    I like that one. Can I use it? It is true but I should have done something long before this. emoticon

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 3/18/2014 2:22PM

    I so agree with your blog. I have found myself using most of the excuses including "I am too old to be doing this crap!"

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HELPLESS MEN

Monday, March 10, 2014

SOMETIMES I REALLY HAVE TO LAUGH AT HOW DUMB SOME MEN ARE. BUT THEN I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF - HOW DID HE GET THIS WAY? MY MIL SWEARS SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SPOIL ANY OF HER KIDS TRYING TO COOK FOR ALL THE HANDS AND MANAGE THE DAY TO DAY BOOKS FOR A RANCH. SO SHE IS BLAMING ME! I SURE KNOW I DIDN'T DO IT WHEN I WAS WORKING. BUT THEN, WHEN I LOOK BACK, I REALIZE THAT, UNKNOWINGLY, I DID.

WE GOT MARRIED MUCH LATER IN LIFE. DH HAD NEVER BEEN MARRIED BEFORE - I HAD TWICE BEFORE DH. I AUTOMATICALLY TOOK OVER THE WHOLE "WIFE"THING WHEN WE GOT MARRIED. HE HAD BEEN A BACHELOR FOR 57 YEARS. HIS HOUSE REALLY LOOKED IT - HOARDERS CENTRAL! SO WHAT DID I DO? I CLEANED IT. I FOUND A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN IT'S PLACE. I PAINTED THE WHOLE HOUSE ON THE INSIDE AND WAS WORKING FULL TIME BESIDES. WHAT DID HE DO? CUT THE GRASS - FRONT ONE DAY AND BACK THE NEXT. LAZY! FINALLY, HE QUIT DOING THAT AND HIRED SOMEONE TO DO IT. MEANTIME, I STILL HAD THE CLEANING, COOKING, LAUNDRY, SHOPPING, ETC. TO DO WHILE HE WORKED NON-STOP - AT HIS OWN CHOICE.

THEN HE GOT CANCER AND I WENT INTO CARE GIVER OVERLOAD. MAKE HIM AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE, CHANGE HIS SHEETS DAILY, TRY TO FIND SOMETHING HE WON'T PUKE UP TO EAT, AND TAKE HIM BACK AND FORTH TO COUNTLESS DRS. APPOINTMENTS DAILY. ALL THIS WHILE FIGHTING MY OWN HEALTH ISSUES AT THE SAME TIME. I HAD MOVED INTO "THE CANCER WORLD" AND HAD NO IDEA THAT I HAD LEFT MYSELF BEHIND.

DURING THAT TIME, DH DECIDED IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ME TO SLEEP IN A CHAIR AS HE WAS UP AND DOWN ALL NIGHT AND THE BED WAS CONSTANTLY BLOODY (NOT REAL COMFORTABLE). HE GOT USED TO SLEEPING ALONE AGAIN AND LOVED IT. SO WHEN WE MOVED HERE, HE WANTED HIS OWN ROOM. OK; BUT THE OTHER BEDROOM WAS MADE TO BE AN OFFICE, NOT A BEDROOM AS IT IS ONLY 8X8.

SO YES! I HAVE SPOILED HIM ROTTEN. NOW, HE IS TOTALLY HELPLESS AND I CAN'T SEEM TO GET HIM BACK TO DOING THINGS FOR HIMSELF. LAST NIGHT, I SLEPT FOR 16 HOURS DUE TO THIS HUGE MEDICATION CHANGE. HE ACTUALLY WOKE ME UP TO TELL ME TO MAKE HIS LUNCH FOR WORK TODAY. HE GETS THE SAME THING EVERY DAY -
2/3 CUP OF MILK IN A TIGHTLY SEALED BOWL. ONE PACKAGE OF INSTANT OATMEAL. A BOTTLE OF JUICE, AND SOMETHING SWEET. COULD HE NOT DO THIS HIMSELF? THEN HE WOKE ME UP AT 5 THIS MORNING TO HOLLER AT ME FOR NOT WAKING HIM UP. AFTER ALL, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME HAD STARTED. HOW WAS HE SUPPOSED TO GET UP BY HIMSELF?

I DID ASK HIM IF HE WANTED ME TO DRESS HIM AND PIN A HANKIE TO THE FRONT OF HIS SHIRT. I DID REMIND HIM TO LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE STREET AND TO BE SURE HE HAD ON CLEAN UNDERWEAR IN CASE HE GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT. IT ALL WENT OVER HIS HEAD. HEAVEN HELP US FROM HELPLESS MEN!

ERIN

  
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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 3/26/2014 9:17PM

    Wow! You knowingly married a boarder! And a long time confirmed bachelor!! You must have been a lonely woman...
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In any case you're a brave woman to take on ALL THAT!!!
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MALACHAIS_MOMMY 3/17/2014 1:11PM

    LOL OMG ....wow men do tend to make me laugh at some of the funny ways they approach life... .sorry to hear about the cancer and now it seems that you're sick too?

thanks for the note you left on my blog the other day....sometimes yes all these little ones spin me around and upside down. it gets chaotic, but I love every minute of it!

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SCHRACJ 3/15/2014 10:22AM

  Whenever I get overwhelmed with housework and duties with no help....I go on strike! I do for myself only and when I get questioned, it simple explain that when the rest of the family can help out, I will again become a PARTNER in the deal. After all... isn't marriage all about sharing one's life with another? (Coming up on 39 years of togetherness!) It may take a few days...but has worked for me.

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CTUPTON 3/11/2014 11:02PM

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Please do as much to pamper yourself as possible. You don't want resentment eating away at you.

I don't exactly know how to handle this situation. I get resentful, too. My DH is totally dependent, too. He does nothing for himself. He could do way, way more than he does. I don't pamper him, I see that he gets the basics and I pay an aide 6 mornings a week and one 2 afternoons a week. My pool time is precious to me.

As I run around cleaning, etc. he sits and makes funny comments. H thinks he is showing his appreciation. Mostly it makes me mad. He thinks women like to be cleaning and cooking , etc. He is now in adult diapers, so really, really he does nothing for himself!

((Hugs)) chris

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 3/10/2014 9:01PM

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I don't think you make him totally helpless, you were just being a wife and a caretaker. He is now taking advantage and pretending to be helpless. Or else like Rural said he was already in that mode when you married him.

Don't blame yourself, you have yourself to take care of.

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RURAL3 3/10/2014 5:42PM

    Since when does trying to be a good wife make a spoiled little boy husband? He was already in that mode when you married him. Don't blame yourself. You just let him stay that way. emoticon

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JSPIN74 3/10/2014 4:07PM

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oh my...wish this was just a tv show you saw today rather than something that really happened
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WHAT TICKS YOU OFF?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US HAS SOMETHING THAT REALLY GETS ON OUR LAST RAW NERVE. SOME OF US HAVE MANY SUCH THINGS. I FEAR I HAVE FAR MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON. AND LATELY, AS I GET OLDER, I FIND MYSELF TO BE LESS TOLERANT THAN I WAS IN MY YOUNGER YEARS.

I USED TO SAY, "LIVE AND LET LIVE". THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE. I CAN PINPOINT EXACTLY WHEN MY THINKING BEGAN TO CHANGE. IT WAS IN 2008. HMMMMM .... WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT YEAR? ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? AND IT BEGAN TO GO DOWNHILL FROM THERE. NOW I FIND IT MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND A DAY WHERE NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON, TICKS ME OFF! MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING THEY SAY, AN ACTION THEY TAKE, OR JUST THEIR VERY PRESENCE. (THAT LAST IS AIMED AT A FAMILY MEMBER)

BUT, THIS LAST MONTH, I ALLOW MYSELF TO BE TALKED INTO DOING SOMETHING I REALLY DID NOT WANT TO DO. RIGHT THERE I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN I WOULD REGRET THIS. NOW I AM NOT AMONG THE "CHOSEN CLIQUE" IN THIS CONDO COMMUNITY WHERE WE LIVE. WHY? ANY NUMBER OF REASONS: I AM BI-RACIAL, A CHRISTIAN, AM MARRIED TO A MAN THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE GAY, HAVE SEVERAL HEALTH ISSUES (AND REALLY DON'T BELONG IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WITH MY WALKER.) AND WORST OF ALL, I REFUSE TO TAKE PART IN THE DAY TO DAY GOSSIP THAT THRIVES IN A PLACE LIKE THIS. THIS IS AN ISSUE ANYWHERE THAT YOU HAVE OLDER PEOPLE THAT NO LONGER WORK. THEY HAVE NO LIVES SO THEY CHOOSE TO TALK ABOUT OTHERS TO ADD SOME EXCITEMENT TO THEIR MEAGER LIVES.

NOW I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT EVERYONE OF THESE NEARLY 300 PEOPLE. BUT THERE ARE MORE OF THEM THAT DO GOSSIP THAN DON'T. BECAUSE I DON'T, THEY FEEL THAT I THINK I AM BETTER THAN THEY ARE - THAT I HAVE A "SUPERIOR ATTITUDE". OK. I'LL OWN THAT. BUT THEN IT HAPPENED.

A KNOCK ON MY DOOR ONE DAY AND SOME OF THE "IN CROWD" WANTED TO KNOW IF I WOULD SPEAK UP FOR THEM AT A CONDO BOARD MEETING. "ABOUT WHAT?" I ASKED FOOLISHLY. THEY HANDED ME A COPY OF THE BUDGET AND ASKED ME TO READ IT AND TELL THEM WHAT I THOUGHT. AND THEY TOOK THEIR LEAVE. IT TOOK ME LESS THAN AN HOUR TO FIGURE OUT THAT SOMETHING WAS VERY WRONG WITH THIS BUDGET. IT NOT ONLY DIDN'T BALANCE, THERE APPEARED TO BE TWO VERY LARGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS BELONGING TO THE ASSOCIATION, THAT HAD BEEN IN THE BANK FOR OVER 9 YEARS AND HAD NOT EARNED A PENNY OF INTEREST. WHAT????? HOW CAN THAT BE? WE ARE TALKING 6 FIGURES HERE AND NO INTEREST.

I TOLD THE GROUP I WOULD SPEAK UP IF THE OCCASION PRESENTED ITSELF BUT THAT I DID NOT WANT TO ATTACK THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS IF THEY WERE CRIMINALS.
THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AND THE MANAGER ATTEMPTED TO RUSH THE BUDGET THROUGH. IS LESS THAN 15 SECONDS THEY HAD A MOTION AND A SECOND, TO ACCEPT THE BUDGET BEFORE I COULD EVEN GET OUT OF MY CHAIR! THEN I NOTICED A YOUNG MAN (WHAT THE HECK WAS HE DOING IN A 55+ CONDO MEETING?) STAND UP AND APPROACH THE MICROPHONE. HE INTRODUCED HIMSELF AND SAID THAT THE BUDGET COULD NOT BE ACCEPTED AS WRITTEN AS IT WAS FRAUDULENT! WHOA! THE BUILDING MANAGER TOLD HIM TO SIT DOWN - THAT HE WAS OUT OF ORDER. THAT WAS MY CUE. FROM ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, I STOOD UP AND YELLED, "SHUT UP AND LET HIM TALK!"

HE LISTED HIS CREDENTIALS AS BEING AN INVESTIGATOR IN THE FRAUD DIVISION OF A LOCAL BANK AND THAT HE OWNED HIS MOTHER'S CONDO IN OUR BUILDING. HE CAREFULLY EXPLAINED, POINT BY POINT, WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE BUDGET. I JUST SAT THERE AND DIDN'T SAY ANOTHER WORD. AT THAT VERY MEETING, A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS WAS ELECTED.

THE NEXT MORNING, THE BUILDING MANAGER (IN CHARGE OF THE BANK ACCOUNTS) AND THE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE, WERE NO LONGER EMPLOYED HERE. HOLY SMOKES! WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED? THE BOARD HAD MET ALL NIGHT AND FOUND THAT MANY THINGS WERE NOT "KOSHER" SO TO SPEAK. THE ENTIRE PLACE WAS UP IN ARMS AND MY PHONE STARTED RINGING OFF THE HOOK. DID I KNOW THAT THESE GUYS HAD BEEN FIRED? DID I INTEND TO HAVE THAT DONE WHEN I SPOKE UP? DID I NOT THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THESE GUYS WERE BOTH MARRIED AND NEEDED THEIR JOBS? HOW COULD I DO SUCH A THING? MY SIMPLE ANSWER WAS, "HOW COULD YOU NOT, WHEN IT IS YOUR MONEY THAT IS IN QUESTION? YOU HAVE BEEN PAYING INTO THIS FUND FOR YEARS. WHERE IS YOUR MONEY OR DON'T YOU CARE?"

NOW I AM A PARIAH AROUND HERE. NO ONE SPEAKS TO ME. ONE WOMAN TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT THEY "DIDN'T NEED OUR KIND AROUND HERE". WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? AND THAT GROUP THAT APPROACHED ME WITH THE BUDGET?
FUNNY THING ABOUT THAT. NONE OF THEM EVEN ATTENDED THE MEETING! WAS I SET UP? OBVIOUSLY! BUT IT WAS STILL A PROBLEM THAT NEEDED A SOLUTION. WAS IT JUST A CASE OF THEY WERE TOO CHICKEN TO SPEAK UP? POSSIBLY. BUT WILL I EVER
ALLOW MYSELF TO BE TALKED INTO REPRESENTING A GROUP AGAIN? NOT ON YOUR LIFE!

SO GO AHEAD WITH YOUR GOSSIP. I'M SURE I AM A TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AT EACH COFFEE GROUP AS THEY STOP TALKING WHEN I WALK INTO THE ROOM. MY NAME HAS ALSO BEEN REMOVED FROM THE COMMITTEES ON WHICH I VOLUNTEERED. OK WITH ME! THAT GIVES ME MORE TIME TO MYSELF. THEN I RAN INTO A NEIGHBOR TODAY WHO SIMPLY PUT HIS ARM AROUND MY SHOULDER AND SAID, "WELCOME TO THE CLUB". I KNOW THIS GUY IS OSTRACISED BUT NEVER KNEW WHY. THEN HE EXPLAINED THAT, AS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, HE HAD BEEN APPROACHED TO SPEAK AT A MEETING AS WELL. THEY DIDN'T LIKE WHAT HE SAID AND THEY HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HIM SINCE! WHO APPROACHED HIM? THE EXACT SAME PEOPLE THAT APPROACHED ME! NOW I HAVE TO WONDER, WE HAVE NO MANAGER, NO DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE AND THE PLACE IS RUNNING JUST FINE! SO WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE HERE? I BET I CAN ANSWER THAT!

ERIN

  
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GRETA242 3/3/2014 5:01PM

    Wow! I read the whole blog. Goodness gracious!! Sounds like a set up to me. Those people are not worthy of your friendship. If you can, I hope you can find other people both in the community and out who support you for who you are.

Good for you for sticking up for yourself and others. Man, you are a firecracker lol and that is all right.

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CTUPTON 2/23/2014 7:34PM

    I am so happy my condo association is not like this. We have people who gossip-I know no gossip at all. And I know some people on the board get more done around their places than most of us. But in general I am extremely please how things are run.

You don't need this extra grief. Shame on those people for setting you up!

chris

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 2/11/2014 5:30PM

    Yep, that's the way the world turns! Funny... if it doesn't make you cry.
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WHAT THE HECK?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT MOST OF YOU, BUT I AM MARRIED TO A NUT CASE. YES, IT'S TRUE. ONE NUT (BY CHOICE - MYSELF) MARRIED A NORMAL PERSON THAT HAS TURNED INTO A CERTIFIABLE LUNATIC. BUT I DIGRESS.

DH HAS CANCER AND IS TOTALLY ALLOWED TO FEEL AWFUL. DOES THAT GIVE HIM THE RIGHT TO MAKE HIS WIFE'S LIFE A LIVING HELL? I THINK NOT! POINT IN FACT .....

YESTERDAY, I HAD THREE THINGS TO DO: GO TO MY OWN DR. APPOINTMENT, WASH THE POUNDS OF SALT OFF MY CAR, AND PICK UP ALL THE PRESCRIPTIONS AT BOTH OUR DRUG STORES. (THE NEW HEALTH CARE BILL HAS FORCED US TO GO TO 2 DIFFERENT PHARMACIES - DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT ONE!) DH ALSO DECIDED THAT HE WANTED ME TO TRY TO FIND THE CHARGER THAT HE LOST FOR HIS
MP3 PLAYER. NOW THAT, IN ITSELF, SHOULD BE A SIMPLE TASK. BUT NOT SO WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED TO A HOARDER.

YES! I SWEAR IT'S TRUE! TO FIND MY WAY THROUGH HIS ROOM, I REALLY SHOULD TIE A ROPE AROUND MY WAIST, ATTACH IT TO THE DOORKNOB OF A ROOM ACROSS THE HALL, AND PULL MYSELF BACK OUT SHOULD I GET LOST. I ACTUALLY HAVE TO STEP ON AND OVER BOXES OF BOOKS JUST TO REACH HIS BED. FIRE AND RESCUE HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL DURING THE WORST OF HIS CANCER TREATMENTS AND HE HAD TO BE PULLED OUT OF HIS BED BY HIS FEET AS IT WAS THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD GET HIM OUT. HE DID NOT FIND THIS AT ALL STRANGE. I HOWEVER, CRINGED IN THE CORNER WHILE DYING OF EMBARRASSMENT THAT ANYONE SHOULD SEE A ROOM IN MY HOUSE LOOKING LIKE THAT.

SO I ATTEMPT THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING CHARGER. KEEP IN MIND THAT I HAVE A 9 POUND BRACE ON ONE LEG THAT IS NOT HINGED SO IT DOESN'T BEND. "WHERE DID YOU LAST USE IT"? "WHY I THINK I WAS EITHER IN BED OR AT MY DESK". OMG! ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD BUT THE DESK! SO I TRIED UNDER THE BED FIRST. THAT REQUIRED ME LYING ON ONE SIDE WITH A FLASHLIGHT. THIS CHARGER IS NOT A TINY THING SO IT SHOULD BE EASY TO SEE. WHAT I SAW INSTEAD, WAS SEVERAL ITEMS OF CLOTHING THAT HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR MONTHS, A BOOK THAT HE RECEIVED FOR A GIFT THAT HE SWORE I STOLE, HIS SPARE PAIR OF GLASSES (AGAIN THAT HE SWORE I STOLE) AND SOMETHING GREEN AND FUZZY THAT TURNED OUT TO BE PART OF A SANDWICH. GROSS! BUT NO CHARGER. AND YES! SINCE I TOUCHED THE GREEN FUZZY THING, I USED A QUART OF SANITIZER ON MY HANDS AFTERWARDS.

THAT LEFT THE DESK. LET ME EXPLAIN ABOUT THE DESK. YOU CANNOT SEE IT. WHAT YOU CAN SEE IS THE TOP OF A COMPUTER, PART OF A LARGE LIGHT AND MOUNTAINS OF PAPERS. THESE MOUNTAINS ARE SO HIGH THAT THEY HAVE FALLEN OVER AND SLID TO THE FLOOR ONLY TO BE REPLACED BY MORE PAPERS. I TRULY BELIEVE THEY MULTIPLY IN MY SLEEP AT NIGHT.

STANDING ON PILES OF PAPERS IN DANGEROUS. THEY SLIDE AND YOU SLIP AS IF ICE SKATING. AND I WAS AFRAID I MAY BREAK THE CHARGER SHOULD I STEP ON IT. I SEARCHED AND SEARCHED (3 HOURS WORTH OF SEARCHING) AND COULD NOT FIND THE CHARGER AND ALMOST MAKING MYSELF LATE FOR MY APPOINTMENT.

I ARRIVE HOME TO FIND AN EXCITED DH TELLING ME THAT HE HAD FOUND HIS CHARGER! "WHERE WAS IT" I ASKED INCREDULOUSLY. "IT FELL INTO MY PILLOWCASE SOMEHOW". WHAT? DID HE NOT FEEL THIS SUPER HARD PLASTIC THING WITH PRONGS TO PLUG INTOI AN OUTLET, STICKING HIM IN HIS EAR SINCE HE FLIPS HIS PILLOW SEVERAL TIMES A NIGHT. NO! IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT HE HAS POKED THE PRONGS INTO HIS BRAIN AND MADE HIMSELF DAFT? I THINK PERHAPS. BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS - IS HE MAKING ME CRAZY? DO I REALLY HAVE TO ANSWER THAT?

ERIN

  
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CTUPTON 2/23/2014 7:38PM

    Isn't it great you can vent here and have friends support you. I don't know what I would do without SP.

Go ahead use us!

I feel so bad for you!

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2DAWN4 1/15/2014 9:57PM

  You poor thing! You need a hug or sugar free chocolate or a good walk! Take care!


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    No. Nuff said..

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