How did you get 101 posts in a 100 post limit, Walks....that proves you are a turdess!!
It was because it was open, webtv. I kept trying a new one, I was rejected. My ego is ....
your ego is what?
So far the day has flown by...Woke up in a field, with the embers of a huge bonfire still so hot I just threw a couple of pieces of wood on and they lit right up. Went to a friends 30th birthday party last night, ended up sleeping out (man was it cold and windy last night!). I actually got a few hours of sleep though. 30 year old made us all breakfast, and I've been lying on the couch watching bad tv since I got home.
Did not win at the track, but we only stayed for 2 races...I would have stayed all day, but the out of towners that I went with had many other plans for the day. I love the horses though, and Keeneland is gorgeous!
I guess I'll still need a roomate after all, tin!
Well darn, fishead....one thing about horse racing is there is always next week...heh....glad to see that you got out and about and had some fun.
My day started out great...spent last evening talking with the friend that "proposed" to me (heh)....and then it turned suckish....the lesson that divorcee's should learn is that there is a reason that you got these people out of your lives...I'll not go into more detail tonight as it's a weeknight and the Absolut is staying in the freezer but come Friday watch the fug out...I'm chewing nails right now.
Okay, y'all must be really busy during the week, I guess.
Spent my day at work (yawn - so boring) and then looking for a new job in the internet, pretty darn exciting. But I did find a few places to apply, so that's good news.
It's an incredibly nice day here though - wish I was gardening.
Yes, fishead, a day at work, I would rather be in the yard pulling weeds. Sigh. Trying to plan for a few vacation days here soon...
Tinmantu, chewing nails is hard on the teeth if not the gut. One who took ulcer medication for years. On standby for Friday nite. Sorry, it turned sour. Better after a few phone calls, then major life changes?
I wasn't very clear Walks....that friendhip is alive and well....I just had a phone call yesterday that prompted me to have to contact the mother of my child...that was the bad part....still deciding if I will rant about something so personal, but I'm still gnawing on steel....I'm spitting them out, not swallowing....an ex is an ex for a reason was the point of my mild rant
This day was short - half day at work (good friday and all that) - so I'm trying to finish taxes (ugh) and clean up the disaster area (house).
Divorce papers were signed wednesday, and i'm starting packing this weekend.
Thinking about absolut :0)
Anybody out there???
Ah the end of another work week....took the day off yesterday to heal a back injury....much better today and we finally have rain....going to have a bite to eat and relax...I'll maybe make it back on the rant thread tonight after a shot or two of Absolut.....good luck on your new adventure, fishead...It's not going to be as tough as you think and feel free to ask questions and rant whenever things seem like they aren't going the way they should....a lot of experience resides on this board.
It is snowing!!!!!
Come and rant tinman. You can't just leave us hanging.
hope your back is better.
I just got home from taking myself out for my birthday. I did have two young guys with me (my boys). I had to call the sheriff on one of my neighbors before I could go out tonight. (Long Story) There has been way too much excitement in my life lately. The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy visited my house on the same day. I spent part of the weekend with my ex-inlaws. It's surreal listening to my ex mother in law rant about her son's bad behavior.
jessiecarole, you've got snow? On Saturday it took me three hours to drive 100 miles because of the hard rain and then the hail. We missed going through the hail but the fields we passed were covered solid.
The back is almost 100% now, jc...thanks for asking.....as far as the rant, I wasn't able to get back Friday night to do that one...heh....the weekend brought the opportunity for a few more....now all I need is an evening where I don't have to work the next day to sip some and vent some....didn't mean to leave ya hanging. BTW, we had 3 inches of snow on Sunday night....was quite a shock to wake up to that yesterday morning.
Happy Birthday Char!!...I am terrible about looking at the birthday page....going to have to get better at doing that.
Glad you had a nice birthday, Charlotte. Yes, we had snow in Tennessee yesterday and sunshine and 60's today. I do not remember snow in April before yesterday. We had a big wet snow in March years ago and I thought that was amazing.
~laughing~ Tinman! you just solved a mystery for me. I did not know about the birthday page.
Thanks for the birthday greetings! I'm now 45 and blessed to be healthy and mostly happy. Yesterday was one of those one thing after another days. Today is a beautiful sunny day I can't wait to get off work and get home to my flowers.
jessiecarole, if you list your birthday on your member page Spike will send you an email birthday greeting from the Gardenweb. That's when you know you are really single when you get excited about an email greeting from Spike ;0)
TGIF!!! Anybody else?
Just finished yard work. My eyes are killing me from the dust I kicked up. It was a gorgeous day. Just dang the weathermen and their predictions, otherwise I would have taken off all day.
Going to treat myself, to a cheeseburger and fries. Only do this a couple of times a year. And to top it off a glass of wine!
Pulling weeds tomorrow out of flower beds. Some are as tall as me. I did not know they grew during the winter?
See ya later...
By all means TGif here.....I was beginning to wonder where you were Walks....thought I was going to have to email you to see if you were still alive...heh.....Beautiful day here today, 92 degrees.....Snow last week and now this...welcome to life on the high plains....I didn't go out for cheeseburger and fries but I did fire up the grill and do burgers and potatoes on there...picked out a nice roast at the store and bulk hamburger for a big meatloaf....this is going to be a cooking weekend for the tinman...hope everyone has a great weekend.
A big TGIF here. It's been a long week. I had to work late today and missed my evening garden walk with the dog. Hopefully I can get some gardening done this weekend.
Taking a break from yardwork myself....been out mulching the yard (mowing) and going to relax for a few minutes...it was 85 by noon here....I'm going to water the trees and pitch some horseshoes this afternoon...rattling the windows with rock and roll while I do, is a given....hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. The roast will be done around 6, so stop by and grab a plate. :)
You didnt gve the directions for the recipe or your house. A roast? You are going to make me go to the store. I make a stuffed or rolled meatloaf...with spinach, celery, onions, olives, garlic, tomatoe. We will compare later!
Roast or Meatloaf, sounds good. It's 9:00 p.m. and I just came in from watering my plants. Got a late start in the yard after picking up and dropping off kids most of the day.
Tinman so you are the reason the other thread page is so wide?
I thought my computer was sick! I can totally identify with your rant last night. My ex's family is full of losers and deadbeats. I don't miss dealing with them a bit. My family is just one of those that stands on their own two feet and only ask for help when really desparate. We also are all used to living on a tight budget and watching every penny spent. I overheard my teenager tell his girlfriend about getting a cd on sale and bragging about the money he saved. It gave me a giggle, bargain hunting is in our blood.
Roast last night, meatloaf today Char.....I usually cook like a fiend on the weekends and do leftovers during the week...makes for good meals and saves money from eating out.
Yeah, I'm the one that screwed up that thread with my extra long grrr, but damn.. it felt good holding down that "r" key for a couple lines...heh
Next time I do a feast on the grill, I'll email out directions on how to get here Walks
As far as recipes I don't get too fancy....for the roast I melt butter with red and white pepper,oregano and salt and inject with meat syringe, baste with olive oil and cook slooooow....my meatloaf is pretty simplistic compared to yours....I just use hamburger, a pack of liptons onion mushroom soup, olive oil,bread and a few spices topped with spiced tomato sauce....mmmm, meatloaf sandwichs for lunch tomorrow...drooling already :)
I am going to try your recipe, Tinmantu, for the meatloaf. I went to the store and forgot the spinach.
My electricity went out about 1:00 till now because of the high winds. Whats a woman to do? But go shop!
My bi-annual shopping spree. I am sooo loving it. Spring and summer, I am ready to go. I forgot to spruce up the casual side, oh well, the next electric outage. I am glad I hate to shop or I would be bankrupt!
Now I need a manicure, shoes, and purse. Damn, its high maintenance to be a woman!
And would someone come re-attach the garage door to the tract?
oops, don't forget to throw a couple eggs in that recipe Walks.....the winds been blowing like crazy here today too....50 mph gusts.........I'd fix the garage door but you didn't give directions on how to get there ;)
Two eggs in the mix with onion soup mix. Does that sound right.
I have to pull out the car out of the garage. The door has to be up, to re-attach to the drive chain. Get out a chair, and then the muscle takes effect to hook it back to the drive chain! Hold it open and slide and capture. Going to do it now, otherwise my work dress clothes will show, I tangled with....
Yeah depending on how big of a meatloaf you make 2 eggs...mine was almost 3 lbs....you need the eggs and bread as a "binder"....by using them you will never have a crumbly meatloaf....it will slice just like a steak... p.s. this same recipe also makes killer hamburgers on the grill.
Hey folks! Back from Ohio, may have found a house, may have found a job!
I actually have to drive back on Sat. to "interview", but I'm sooooo excited, to have something to look forward to and to think that the future is not as bleak as I thought.
I almost want to stop thinking about it, in case it falls through -you know how you don't want to jinx it by having to many positive thoughts about it? I do that anyway - don't want to be too happy in case it falls through. Is that pretty common?
So relaxing at home, with a cocktail, anxiosly awaiting saturday!!!!!
Good luck on the house and the job Fish!!.....and yes it's common to take that stance.....getting your hopes up and it not working out only brings disappointment but being realistic and realizing it's not a done deal until it's done softens the blow.....still a downer, but not as harsh.
Got Tornadoes??? I am so tired of hearing the sirens every evening. Makes for great sleep. And the petty part. My favorite TV nite, Survivor. Will not be shown until 1:30 AM. Will try the VCR, but the antenae is crap.
During June or July, a severe T=storm, it is very hard to get info. This time of year, they really play it up.
I guess I will be back for Friday rants!
I was wondering if you were getting that nasty weather that is to the southeast of me, Walks....I'm sure my nights of being awakend with sirens in the middle of the night are a couple weeks away....stay safe and I hope you have a storm shelter nearby to get to......I about ranted myself out last week but who knows what I can come up with after a shot of Absolut.. :)
A paid day at home today.....a rainy day in the neighborhood....finally.....no indoor work to do...could be worse....at least it's rain and not that white s###...hope everyone is having a good TGIF
Checking in early, I know I am going to fade fast.
Rain, rain, rain. Now I will get to hear the flash flood warning sirens. I dont know what to do about them. I live in a valley, like I will get in my car and go thru flooded areas to higher ground? Stand on the roof. Too late for sandbags. If you hear of a woman hanging from the ceiling fans with her cats, its me!
I had a rough start this week. My car battery died. Thankfully, at home in the garage. I called a wrecker service, No triple AAA, to jump it. My neighbors, who are single women or moms, would not have been any help, or had already left for work. Had the greatest guy in the world. He backed my car to his truck blocking my drive so the cords would reach. Once the car was started, he waited until I went in the house and closed it, while my car was running in the drive and followed me to W-Mart. He was soooo afraid it would quit. I have to send a note to the company and a tip.
I called in work and my boss is out of town. Had to leave a message for a person not in my direct dept. He is sooo sweet and offered to come help. I do know this about him, but prefer to take care of it myself. Yes, it costs more. Anyone else? I save these favors... Though, he played a joke on me, pretends to be my boss and calls me back, and asks me where am I? Paybacks....
I have had wonderful breakfast burritos and sandwhiches all week. Thanks to Tinmantu and his meatloaf recipe. I havent been to the store this week and am not reading until I do.
Should we start a TGIF thread every Friday? It doesn't have to be a rant, LOL. Would it bring more of the new people in? It would just be an extension of this. If it would bring others to participate. Any ideas?
bummer about the battery- I mean, is there a way to know that it's about to die? In my experience, it just happens, usually it happens to me in the grocery parking lot, or somewhere away from home. If I had been you, I would have called in sick to work, espescially if the boss was gone!!!
I'm headed back to Ohio tomorrow, see what happens with that.
I was thinking about this week, and the most fun that I had, or at least the most enjoyable moment - and i think it would have to have been the long hike I took Sunday, felt good to sweat out all that winter toxin, ya know?
This house is a disaster area, and I really do NOT want to clean, I mean it is a mess.
having a cocktail....
Yes, fishead, its time for a cocktail, or for me a glass of wine or whine....What is that dial on the dash for, the measure of the battery? Only when it is dead, DEAD, upon starting, DUH, like I did not KNOW?
Wishing you a great weekend!
Did we all get Spring fever, or what?
Hello! (((((echo)))) as she talks to herself. New name!
I read something on the Garden Web side. On the Suggestions and Comments forum. They are asking for a Single's Gardening forum. Go read and see what you think. How to invite them over here? Could reply to the thread, but many never go back and look. There was some interest. Would it be too off topic for here? I love gardening and flowers and yard. I would respond to any subjects on it.
Should we all go over and respond. I just cant see an email....or would you to invite them here?
WalksAlone and TalkstoHerself sounds scary! I've just been to my first plant swap this past weekend and I've got so many new plants. Maybe inviting other singles here might be a good idea. I don't know how many single forums Spike might want. Some people think being single is something they might "catch" if they hang around with singles. Does anyone else feel that way? I think any topic we singles decide to talk about is good. I can think of a few threads to start with gardening topics that would at least be interesting for others to read if they aren't into gardening that much. Thanks for the info Walks.
Relaxing today.....was going to get out and kill some weeds but it's just a bit chilly and plenty of stuff to do indoors, as I have been working out of town a good part of the week...not bad enough to bring out a rant, but an anniversary of my murdered cousin (who was like a sister to me) almost got me started last night..I almost posted the Kansas Dept. of Corrections website where it showed his picture and what city he lives in (released after serving only 18 years)35 miles from me...grrrrrrr...vetoed it and watched a movie instead....tomorrow the weeds die!!....I'll live to rant another day, or I might take a 35 mile drive...heh
Glad to see you back Tinmantu. Sorry to hear of your cousin and her tragic death. It never makes sense, especially the punishment.
I am still nursing a pulled back muscle, and it is a beautiful day out that I am going to miss. Sigh... More heat, ice, and ibuprofen for me.
I appreciate the sentiments Walks.....a pretty touchy subject with me....Her husband took her to dinner, killed her and left her in a road ditch and drove straight to her folks house to wonder where she was, in order to setup his alibi...Over the years, I had dined and drank with both of them and I thought he was a decent guy...he had everybody fooled.
I hope your back is better today!
Ahhhhh, three days of nothing is good for my back, not for me. I really would have loved muscle relaxers. I dont have a "regular" doctor, so if so inclined I will go to a walk in clinic, where I am treated like a drug addict needing a fix. Since I am usually not sick, I don't know what to do. I have survived.
And now, I forgot what I wanted to say. LOL.
I have read that we are seen as "gloomy?"
LOL....I would like us to be looked at as more "skeptical" than gloomy....this isn't the Kitchen Table where I am going to get on and tell everyone that I had a great bowel movement this morning...no one here is going to be chastised for talking about whatever they want, but I get an impresssion that the ones who do show up, are looking for answers on how to cope. If some of our answers are to not run out and jump into the first relationship that comes along is considered gloom, then I am the gloomiest MF'er on the planet...sobeit
LOL, Timmantu, tell us how you really feel!
Don't blame the KT for this. It was another forum. I just thought it was interesting to see how this forum is perceived. Another strike, is the PAID membership. This is not a first, there has been two forums, they got too rowdy and were deleted.
After a week, my back is better. I can mow the yard. Is that a "YES". Oh well.
I cleaned my A/C unit, it does not look like I need freon, due to my rusty coils I was told and I cannot see.
Wishing all a great weekend, and for those who are, a wonderful Mother's Day.
heh....well nothing personal against anyone at the KT....if I ruffled anyones feathers I apologize....I think the paid part is necessary for this forum to keep as cleaned up as it does, myself......if it were open who knows what kind of garbage may come rolling in......I'd like it to be a bit more active, but on the other hand I would rather see it slow than to see spammers. I never regret spending the membership cost...I've met some great people here.
Tinmantu and others...
Funny Tinmantu how the first post I read is about the KT and membership... I have been only lurking again for quite some time. After much deliberation, I renewed my membership. Since then, I have been tossing and turning around it's value. I have "met" some nice people here and at the KT, but lately I am hardly posting there at all.
I can remember The Single Life a long time ago. Yes, some feathers were ruffled, but I did find the topics interesting and looked forward to checking in often. Then one day it disappeared. I fully understand Spike's decision, and was delighted at it's return.
But to be totally honest, between the "slowness" of this forum and the seemingly huge population of the KT, I just lurk. Some of my recent posts at the KT have gone virtually unnoticed.
Just my humble opinion...
And yes, I'm back... so to speak.
I'm glad that you are back Barbara....I wss wondering how you were doing......my banal (ok, my azzhole remark) had more to do with that we already had a kitchen table to talk about our bowel movements (oops, there I go again)....some people like to talk about how their kitty finally learned to use a cat box and that's fine.....I'm sure that is why the KT is such a popular thread....but it's also too cliquish for me... I posted there a couple of times and nary a response.
As far as TSL goes, I'll continue to be the mildly abrasive towards life person that I am, rant now and then and be there to cheer someone up who is having a bad day, until someone starts a thread to vote me off the island...if the majority think I am a negative influence, I'll begone.
I hope you stick around, as I always enjoy your posts....(and still want to see that red headed lady in that dress)
Good to see you post again Barbara. I've been lurking some lately myself. Been too busy to find time to post. I also was the target of a rant in the form of an unsigned note from a neighbor I have never met and I've been a little freaked out. Today was a great day. Finally the sun was shining. I went to a plant sale with my kids and stopped at a Thai restaurant to eat lunch. My fortune cookie said "Your love of gardening will take on new meaning in your life." The boys and I had a big laugh over that one as I seem to be spending every spare minute in the yard lately. I spent the rest of the day until dark digging and planting. Tired and dirty now but it was a nice day for yard work. The last few weekends we have had rain. Tinman I might need your advice on how to handle my ranting neighbor but for now I'm going to enjoy the rest of the weekend. I hope everyone else is having a great weekend too!
Here's my take on the slowness of this forum. Its not like the cooking or other hobby/interest forums where you go in with something in common. Being single is not the driving force in my life. There is only so much to say on the subject. Add to that the fact that people at different stages of single life have different views/opinions/interests on almost any subject. It is similar to people thinking that an elderly person will be less lonely in a nursing or retirement home. Just being old (or single) doesn't mean you have anything else in common.
I do enjoy this forum and the friendships I see developing here. I think adding the single gardeners, as someone else suggested, would be a good thing ~laughing~ but that may be because I love my garden. Others here may not feel the same if we start talking gardening. Do singles garden any different than anyone else? I doubt it.
But, oh my, I did want to ask you how often you change the cat litter, Tinman, and I will gladly advise you on the other problem...er, issue. Maybe a bran muffin recipe in the cooking for one thread? ;-)
Happy weekend everyone. This is my first weekend off since last July. Hope everyone is having weather as beautiful as mine.
I love fortune cookies, char. Yours was a keeper. I would also be freaked by the situation you mentioned. Tell us more.
Glad to see you here, Walks and Barbara
best to all
So glad to see you, JC, Barbara, Chargreen, and Tinmantu.
Barbara, how did the conference go? The new dress and the party?
JC, as always, I love your perspective. Yes, I see a difference between newly single and those that are "confirmed" single. I hope we help all to be comfortable with both.
Chargreen, I am waiting for some vacation days to get out and play in the dirt. Right now, I only have time to pull weeds and mow. I want to dig and plant.
I may come home from my mother's with a dog. My sister is going thru a divorce. She has a five month old german sheperd, which she cannot keep. Sigh.
I did want a dog since the break=in. But conceeded I dont have a secure enough fence. Two sides are only four foot picket. Deteriotaring, falling down, and propped up. I have a screened in back porch. It wont keep in a dog determined to get something on the outside.
I told my sister, I would be last resort. If she could not find anyone, I would take her till she could find a suitable home. Why do I feel so bad?
I grew up around German Shepherds. My family breed and showed them. I was a handler. The one dog we had and I handled was Best of Show in Dallas, Tx.
Since leaving home, I had two minature Schnauzers. Wonderful dogs.
I have two cats, indoor only. The screened in porch is their taste of outside. I don't know how to incorporate the dog and the cats. Maybe since the dog is young. I have posted this question before on the Pet's forum.
So, it is my release. I dont know what to do. I sooo want to help and I feel sooooooo guilty.
For Mother's day I got seven baby chicks! O.K. I already had the hen who had been hiding her nest in the back of the yard. But she decided Mother's day would be a good day to show off her new chicks. I have two other hens that are nesting in my big rosemary bush, they have about another week or so before more chicks arrive. I've never had chickens until last fall and it seems I will soon have alot of chickens!
Walks, I wish there was some way to know how cats and dogs will react to each other in a new situation. I know lots of people have cats and dogs in the same house I just never knew how they get them used to each other. I just have a dog, no cats. I do know that having my German Shepherd in the house at night helps me feel more secure than I have ever been. I got her for my boys last Mother's Day but she is my protector and their playmate now. I do have to keep her on a lead outside during the day because she sails over the four foot fence like a gazelle. I have one of those chain link dog kennels but it seems so small that I only keep her in it when I'm working outside near it. The dog is spoiled way more than my kids are!
I would love to have chickens.
Char, I have to ask about your rosemary bush. Is this like the herb and where do you live that it grows into a bush? I can't even keep it alive in a pot.
Walks, it is a hard call about the pup. I don't think I would want a dog without a fenced yard and a dog door, but that probably wouldn't work with indoor cats, and the dog door for a shepherd might be a security risk. On the other hand, I can see how it would be hard to say no under the circumstances. I am not much help. I love my dogs but if I have another when these are gone, it will be a small dog who can travel with me.
It has been a strange day and now I can't sleep. I am helping someone who is getting a series of cortisone injections in the spine on Thursday for a disc problem. Has anyone had this procedure done? I am hoping he gets some immediate relief which will be a relief to both of us ;-p
off to clean a little since I cannot settle
My apologies to all. Last Sunday was a high pressure tactic from my sister to take the dog.
She was at my mother's, knowing I was going to be there. The dog was there. The dog is a beautiful, loving pup. Around my mother's cats, yes it was fine. My mother's cats are used to being around dogs. My mother's cats stand their ground, and swat with fully sheathed paws. My cats would act like prey and run.
I told my sister NO. She was mad.
In the end, the dog went to one of my nieces, and her live-in LOVES the dog. So, in the end, I hope my gut was right. I came home feeling so pressured and soooo angry. Another story why my sister had this dog, while my mother has two of her castaways.
Again, I apologize.
Walks, sounds like you need to bring up the Friday night rant thread... I'm sorry your sister did that to you, I hope it's a long time before she gets another pet she can't take care of. I don't know what you need to apologize for. You seem to be doing your best to do what's right for the pets and people even if your sister doesn't see it that way. I hope you have something fun and relaxing planned for this weekend!
No apologies necessary Walks....we all have bad days....dealing with family stuff is always so stressful...cheer up...at least your ex from hell isn't moving back to the same little town that you live in and have to face every day like mine appears to be....heh....doing absolut tonight but no rants, I promise.
Thanks all. I will leave it, as Tinmantu knows.
It is hard for me because I am a responsible pet owner. On top of that I want to help my family. Last weekend, I felt railroaded into a quick decision. And did not let it happen, even with a pet involved. I was .... well, I will just let it go.
Tinanntu, I live in the same city with both exes, only one run in. I can't imagine, in a small town? Please come back and tell us, if you want.
Small towns and divorce are just something that one has to deal with, Walks....dealing with the ex because of the child is one thing, but to have to run into them in the stores, pass them on the street and force a wave on an almost daily basis is something that city people can't fathom...not sure if it's happening again for sure, but from what I am hearing, it is....her leaving and coming back is getting almost as droll and predictable as the old Star Trek movies....this is Return of the Spook (er spock) part IV
Is it too early to celebrate TGIF? I cannot wait. Tommorow, I turn in a project that has been h@ll, and I am taking next week off! Nine days without an alarm clock. Except, for the cats, of course, who KNOW the time. It's six o'clock, get up and feed me.
The project list is out the gazzoooo. Is that a word? Yard, weeds, kill weeds, grass, dig, divide, pull. House,and clean, should not be in the same sentence. Bids, new AC, gutters, garage door. Got money?
Because I am taking a week off, people assume I am going somewhere. Not just spending time enjoying? or working at home. I get asked where I am going.
There was one time I was single in an apartment, no animals, it was easy to leave for the weekend and go to the lake for the weekend, or even take a trip.
Since I have bought this house and now have animals, I cannot.
Do you take "real" vacations every year?