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A couple mornings a week I let Jayden skip his shower & wake him up at 6:30 instead of 6. I really enjoy that extra half hour. Ten minutes left & I'm not ready to get him up yet...because aaahh, peace.
Kay Thompson Da Gawd.
Remember the dog I told y'all my friend adopted, with three legs, crooked tail, and heterochromia? He's got a Facebook page :-)
Check out the drawing her daughter did. She's 17 and an incredibly talented artist. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Overheard Jayden talking to his friend about other players in their game: "I don't know who that other guy is. Or girl. Or transgender."
:) - Jenny H. from Android
My friend who took Daisy has an upstairs neighbor who's living there on false pretenses under her mother's section 8. The owner has conflict with her, the other tenants don't like her. Andrea thinks she will be put out soon and is telling the owner wonderful things about me :-)
It's walking distance to Angie's house, and the elementary me Angie & Andrea all went to in kindergarten & 1st grade - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*crosses fingers* - Kirsten
OMG, Yes, Yes, Yes ... praying for you ... does the owner know about these false pretenses? (Not suggesting the bad karma of ratting someone out but honestly, she is taking spots away from awesome families like yours.) - Laura Norvig
I'm not sure what he knows of it but I have a feeling Andrea is ready to snitch lol. I agree that it isn't fair when I've complied with everything required of me while this chick & her mom are getting over. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
fingers crossed! - Anne Bouey
That would be super cool! - SAM
Added to my prayers! - Janet from FFHound!
!!! *positive path vibes* - AHnix (Anna Haro)
For Homeless Women, Getting Their Period Is One Of The Most Difficult Challenges
Homeless women typically know where to find a safe place to sleep or a hot meal to eat. But when it comes to taking care of their feminine hygiene needs, they often have nowhere to turn. Tampons and sanitary pads usually top the list of needs at shelters, since they’re pricey and supporters don't often donate them. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's one of the things I try to remember to donate. - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Just wrote myself a reminder for next donation. Also, feel like a bit of a dumb a-hole for not thinking of this during prior donations. :/ - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Except when I lived in a studio, I've never had a TV in my bedroom. The sloth enabled by streaming shows & games & movies while in my bed is why. This is ridiculous. And comfy.
My bedroom TV broke a year ago. We haven't replaced it, but I keep seeing these tiny nightstand projectors on my dramas and I want to get one. I could watch my movies & shows flat on my back. - Anika
I don't like it because sleep hygiene. But then sometimes I'll watch a movie on my laptop or even iphone so me = hypocrite. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I think I packed the paperwork for the laptop. So I don't know what to do. When I shut it off I noticed later the power light was still on but the screen was dark. Pushed the power button and it started to come on but only as far as a dark screen with the cursor. I can move the cursor but keyboard doesn't work. What can I do?
It's a Dell - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Usually that's due to an incorrect sleep cycle. The computer shut down weird. On our Dell, if I press & hold the power button, it usually cycles through and reboots properly. - Anika
I was all "hmph I already tried that" but I did it again and I guess I didn't hold the button down long enough before :-) thanks Anika! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, I should've mentioned you have to hold it down for way too long. It's a Dell after all. - Anika
She wrote, incredulous and overjoyed. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Woke up treating my arm as gingerly as ever. Did a few things around the house & realized it wasn't hurting. Tried moving my arm, and I can raise it a couple inches and also reach out away from my body. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I can also make a real fist again. That should help with the annoying dropping of stuff for no reason. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And this is probably why I slept almost seven hours without waking up. I feel GREAT this morning! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*\O/* - Pete
Mandy Schwarzenegger. - Eric Logan from iPhone
Haha I'm juicing now I guess - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Did the back acne, roid rage and testicular shrinkage kick in yet? - Todd
Not yet but I'm thinking of hanging some steel testicles on the minivan. That means they're working, right? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Only if the van is growing hair on the roof and the paint is cracking. If the roofline is jutting out in the front, it's also a sign that the roids are working. - Todd
Showtime free preview that I just found out about has the whole season of Penny Dreadful & I don't have time to sit & watch the whole thing...
Deleted that damn Sims game & now I have room for all my apps again. Nice. Kinda missing my families tho. lol
Let's have a moment of silence. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Packed up the bookshelves, and the towering pile of books in my room. Took them & some other stuff to the storage space; my neighbor's boyfriend helped. He asked me "who packed this up? You?" which I thought was kinda odd.
Then at the storage, I was showing him where to put the books, and where to put the fragile boxes, and told him a lil bit about how I plan on filling up the storage - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He said he used to work for a moving company, and my stuff looked like pros had packed it. And he was impressed with my plans for safely fitting everything in the storage. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And he said the worst part about moving clients who packed their own stuff was how many of them packed books in big boxes. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Man, I only made that mistake /once/. Ugh. My arms hurt just thinking about it. - Jennifer Dittrich
I needed to hear that because I feel like everything's so chaotic & it's good to know I'm doing something right :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so glad you had the help - and the boost! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Ha my ex thought he was helping with our move & packed up a bunch of stuff while I was at work. He'd put almost all my books in one giant box and was hella butthurt when I read him the riot act, lmao. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And friends who bring you boxes, who also love books, bring you plenty of the perfect size. And I didn't even have to relabel them <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
LOL! When I moved from Fremont to Manteca, I specifically looked for boxes labeled that I could re-use.....because LAZY! - Mary Carmen
Yay! So glad you're making progress! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
We've been in this apartment longer than I've ever lived anywhere else. That's a trip.
Even as a kid the longest we were at one address was 5 years. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
All these kids on the block I've watched grow up, some I've known their entire lives, I'm really going to miss saying Good Morning as they walk to school or the bus stop.
Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared of You:
That awful skin tag on my neck. It either fell off or shrunk down without me doing anything at all to it. Woke up this morning & it was gone. Just a barely noticeable pink dot where it used to be. Weird!
So glad it cleared up! I've had that happen, and wondered if I had abraded it off somehow, and didn't notice. - Jennifer Dittrich
Girl you should have seen me, one handed, checking my sheets & pillows for it. Slightly creeped out saying "ew ew ew". But I shook those things out & half-ass remade the bed and I'm just hoping I never accidentally encounter it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
ew ew ew - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You make me giggle with the visual! - Janet from FFHound!
Rented a storage space today. I'll have Jayden help me fill up the van & move stuff into it maybe starting today after school. It'll help to get the stuff that's already packed out of our way. Hopefully we won't need it for long.
Good luck on it! - Spidra Webster
*crosses fingers* - Kirsten
That's a wonderful immediate solution! I need to keep that in my arsenal if I should need it. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The plan is to try to fit the entire house in there if we don't find a place but it's about half of what my rent payment is. Which means less $$ to save for a deposit or to pay for somewhere to stay. So I hope we find a place & I don't have to keep paying for storage for more than a month or two. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It was not in my budget but neither is having the sheriff come take us away with all our stuff still here. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Loading ten boxes and two plastic bins in the car, driving them to the storage facility, unloading them & coming home, took about 40 mins altogether. Depending on the rate more packing gets done, we could move small loads every couple of days and only need a truck for the big, last things to move. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So glad Jayden is adult sized and able to help with lifting and carrying. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Owner keeps reminding me how much time until February. Said he doesn't care if I don't find a place, he has to move in on February 1 or he's taking me to court. I can't even get packed. I don't have anywhere to go remember how i busted my ass to move my mom in 2012 there is no one to do that for me I don't know know what the fuck to do
Did you have any legal recourse? If owner wants you out so damn bad he/she can hire a moving company at their expense, find you a new place (at their expense) and pray to whomever you don't sue them. - Janet
I wish I lived closer so a) I could help you out more tangibly and b) so I could go give a swift kick in the ass to the owner. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can come help you pack. Really. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I can, too. - Mary Carmen
I'm here every day pretty much. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
How's Friday? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I hate that you're in this situation and I truly wish I lived closer so I could help. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I wish I could help, too. Stay strong, Starmama. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I'll be here Friday. - Starmama
Mandy - I don't want to leave you hangin'. Mary is planning on coming Friday to drop off supplies. I'll have to come another day (hopefully weekend) when another friend can join us. That ok? - The Other Yvonne
That's fine honey, whatever works for you. Jayden's got an orthodontist appt Saturday at 11 but the office is nearby and we'll probably only be out of the house an hour & a half or so. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I appreciate it SO MUCH. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Got a steroid injection and a PT referral and permission to combine acetaminophen and naproxen for pain. Fingers crossed that I'll start to feel relief in a day or two.
There are people who are not fucking with me right now because they say I'm crazy for putting my family out behind some dogs. They say I need to take them to the shelter and just deal with it. I don't know how to do that.
I don't really have IRL support, I go days sometimes without talking to other adults face to face - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So I vent online and get shit from folx who COULD be here offering support or a hug or something. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* These are people who see pets--and oftentimes people--as disposable, should they ever be "burdensome". Eff 'em. You don't need their negativity. - Half Pint
the dogs are part of your family. *hugs* to you and your family. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
People always quick to run their mouths, but not lift a finger. - Anika
serious. I try not to think of the times I've hopped to lend them a hand but damn. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** to you and your whole family. To heck with people trying to pile more crap on you when it's the last thing you need. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm sure you've already seen this, but I'll drop it here, just in case: - Half Pint
^Co-worker's friend works at the Oakland Housing Authority. I can DM you his email/phone, if you'd like. - Half Pint
I admire you for NOT making your dogs disposable. I keep hoping something opens up for you. Prayers, tears, and many hugs. - Janet from FFHound!
It's about $10 more than I'd intended to spend on a heating pad, but oh man am I glad I bought this. Giving my shoulder so much relief when I sit or lie down.
Called about a second house I saw listed. Got a text back saying they'll email me the application & let me know date of open house. Texted them my email. So when he sends me the app, it's in an email with six other interested parties! Their email addresses visible to me, mine to them!
Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah what a noob. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'd say that isn't common, but...yeah I had to remind a professional organization not to do that. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I politely called his attention to the mistake. Hopefully he won't do it to anyone else. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Me & my hair. Haven't colored my roots in months & months but there's still more blonde than gray. And see? I still know how to smile.
<3 - Anne Bouey
Hubba Hubba - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Beautiful! - Janet
Barry would want me to request you turn the mack down ;-) - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Hi! =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Pete, my mackin is never slackin. Can't help it! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:) - Pete
A skin tag on my neck is particularly irritating. Keeps catching my hair which pulls it & hurts a lil bit. Miss the days of private insurance when my doc would just burn them off with a cauterizer thingy. They don't do that at MediCal accepting clinics. They tell me to cut it off with sterile scissors :-|
Owwwwww. It is truly saddening that medicine has turned into a business. - Yolanda
I mistakenly tried using nail clippers once. OWWWWWWW! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Yikes! I'm too chicken to mess with them myself. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I tied a piece of thread tight around one of mine once to cut off the circulation to it. It fell off in a few days. - Tamara J. B.
I'm too chicken to even do that! - Starmama
I promise it didn't hurt. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Okay I'm a beader so I've got threads of all strengths & mils. Maybe I'll ask Angie to tie it up... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
strangle it with dental floss? wart remover stuff will work too :( - Ned Hamson
When was my last haircut? Don't remember if it was 2014 or 2013. Today I went to Goodwill to get Jayden some jeans. Learned that all apparel will be 50% on the 17th, so I made a note in my calendar & left. Passing Great Clips, I thought, my ends are hella raggedy, and I've got $20 in my pocket, might as well.
Swinging my hair in front of the mirror and enjoying how it looks, that does a bit of good for my mood. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hair therapy. - Spidra Webster
For real. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I cried most of the day. Didn't get out of bed much. Only ate once. Did no packing. Ignored the poor dogs outside my bedroom door. Would have ignored Jayden if he'd let me. I hate my life. It's too difficult. Painful. Sad. There's too much struggle and I can't see me ever having comfort or real happiness. I want to give up.
I know I can't but I want to. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
(((Starmama))) - Spidra Webster
((Hug)) - Micah from FFHound!
*holds you tight while you cry* - Marina's Godmother :-)
Squeezy hugs xoxox - Melly
One minute at a time sweet lady. Holding you so very close in my thoughts and prayers. - Janet
Please don't give up. If you need to talk, I'm here. - Shevonne from iPhone
'stay In and Fight,you ''ARE STRONGER ''! - Nispell
(((Mandy))) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
=( Please don't give up. Jayden needs you. We love you. The world is a better place with you in it. Baby steps. Big hugs. <3 - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
so sorry you're in pain. that's the worst. I hope you can find some relief. *hugs* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I would sit next to you and hold your hand. - Yolanda
Thank you everyone. Your words mean so much to me. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's payday, so I have to scramble around paying bills and running errands. No time to wallow in my depression. After I call about a listing I saw, there may be another house to look at, too. Today may not be better, but it'll be busier, and that'll do for now. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hoping you can find some piece of mind soon. - Eric - Let Me Know
{hugs} - Joe
((((S)))) I know the feeling.... - VALZONE#NEWHIP
{{{Mandy}}} - Anne Bouey
Don't. I would miss you. - MoTO Boychick Devil
***hugs*** - Kirsten from Android
Busy is good! - Shevonne from iPhone
Time is ticking away and I can't muster up any joy or excitement for another fucking miserable year.
I don't think you have to force it right away. Just do you, Starmama. *hugshugshugs* - Jenny H.
Hugs, prayers, more hugs. - Janet from FFHound!
{{Mandy}} - AHnix (Anna Haro)
*hugs* - Kirsten from Android
*hugs* - Big Joe Silence
Happy New Year! G'nite.
Happy new year, Starmama! - Maitani
Happy New Year, Starmama! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year, Mandy! Sleep well. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, Starmama! :) - Jenny H. from Android
20-some yrs ago, a Filipino granny told me to cook round foods on NYE. Wear polka dots, place lil stacks of coins near doors & windows. For prosperity. I've done it ever since. Why not? Wearing black socks w purple dots tonite. Cooking meatballs. Do you have traditions, rituals, superstitions for New Year's Eve?
to walk out the door after midnight and walk back in with the New Year. - VALZONE#NEWHIP
I like that one. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I try to clean the apartment and make sure all of the trash is taken out before midnight, so I'm not carrying this year's "dirt" into the new year. Not sure how much I'll get done, since I'm at the office today, but I can at least get a litter box cleaned out. - Half Pint
^^we do that too! In the midst of the pre-New Year's cleaning NOW. - Starmama
I make æbleskivers every New Year's morning. :) - Jenny H. from Android
ooh I remember you posting about those! They sound heavenly. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My family's German enough that sauerkraut and pork are involved. :) - Katy S
in my childhood and teens, my folks and i just sat around watching the tube, snacking and drinking screwcap wine and playing records. in my 20s, i used to complete a painting between sundown and midnight while getting progressively more and more plastered and blasting my stereo. now we watch movies, slowly graze through various food items and sometimes play board games. since i've been with my wife, the food often features a hot pot thing called a "steamboat". - Big Joe Silence
there was a period when our kids were very little where my wife would go to bed with them in their room on NYE and i would stay up watching horror movies by myself. - Big Joe Silence
We often do board games too. Ours are packed already but we might get a game of spades in. In my twenties, I used to make a bunch of cheesecakes & have a cheesecake and champagne party to ring in the new year. I miss entertaining. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I love hot pot. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I do not have any traditions. Through high school and college I worked in restaurants so I ALWAYS worked that night. Now I work on the other side of that fence, repairing restaurant equipment. Closing the year and inventory take me well into New Year's eve. I'm usually just happy to go to bed :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Well then, I wish you a slow, quiet, relaxing New Year's Eve! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dammit! It's your fault, LOL, we were heading to a party but MAN is feeling cruddy and decided not to go. I got my relaxing NYE, hee. - Shannon - GlassMistress
First I thought you said he was feeling cuddly, & I was like, awww. Then I realized you said cruddy, & I was like, aw man :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hope there's some cuddly something somewhere tonite :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There is a superstition around these parts that whatever you are doing at midnight is what you'll be doing all year. So, most people try to be doing something pleasant, like kissing someone they love. I'll probably be working at midnight, this year. I don't buy into the superstition, but working all year wouldn't be a bad thing. - April Russo
Sleeping? - bentley
April, that's the most common superstition I've come across. I don't believe it makes any difference, but it's a great excuse to clean my house, get shit in order, and focus on the positive :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
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