what day is this?  

your_gypsy 51F
128 posts
11/11/2005 7:09 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

what day is this?

the banks are closed, the mail is not coming, but the kids are in school... it's veteran's day. i honor the servicemen and women of the past and present here and now.

getting off this medication is pretty challenging. i've been fatigued for the most part and my neck and upper back are aching like nobody's business. i am taking Motrin and last night i even took two darvocet but it still hurt to high heaven. the pharmacist said that is to be expected when one is withdrawing from this medication. at any rate i'm not going through any panic attacks so that is good.

i spoke with a popular blogger yesterday and discovered that he is leaving this particular site and why. there are a lot of folks who are saying "just don't read" the stuff that turns you off, but apparently this was personal and i know from personal experience that when one is attacked i just want to get away from it. i previously had who i thought were friends and when i tried to contact someone i had a misunderstanding with privately and he didn't respond i made the stupid mistake of writing to his blog, thinking he had blocked my emails or wasn't checking them, but he would see my post. thought he would delete it, but instead he flamed me publicly and then others jumped on the bandwagon and i was publicly humiliated. i blame myself for my entry on a public blog. i had clearly overreacted. unfortunately the problem wasn't resolveable via private attempts. at any rate, the result was mortifying and humbling enough to make me take a step back and delete my previous blogs, and resolve not to visit the blogs that continued to perpetuate the bad feelings for me. that action that i took resolved my problem for the most part but i couldn't help hearing buzz around me, especially when i'd go visit blogs i had always enjoyed and find stuff that i simply couldn't understand and had no time for. and i can surely understand the old-timer/popular blogger in question who left this site just being fed up with it to the degree that he had to put his own sanity first. who cares what anyone says about that action. he did what he knew was right for him and i respect that, and i know i can keep in touch by other means, so i don't go and write publicly about who this is or tear down others for their parts in it or participate in any other stupid drama like that. i just truly hope it doesn't happen again with someone else i enjoy or that it doesn't take place at a new designation because that would be really sad.

on a brighter note... i made raisin bread french toast with fried bananas this morning, drizzled with butter and syrup. and they were gooooood. my friends at starbucks took pity on me with my swollen eyes (from lack of sleep) and treated me to a free grande iced red-eye. i've taken my vitamins and my iron. there is a fat little squirrel playing noisily outside my window and bluejays and cardinals flying to and fro. nice start for a hopefully restful, peaceful weekend.

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
11/11/2005 2:21 pm

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. Helen Keller

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison

gypsy Two quotes for you today to honor the path you are walking and the courage it takes to face any form of withdrawal. It sounds as if your guardian genius is at work. My prayers are with you.

jim5131 55M
1296 posts
11/11/2005 9:32 pm


We've talked about this and we're on the same sheet of music.

For whatever goes on in this site, all the drama, all the cliques, all the hurt and joy, remember that there are some really good people out there, too.

...and we love you for who you are and are genuinely caring.

...makes is worthwhile, doesn't it?

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
11/12/2005 4:44 am

I'm sorry for your pain, Gypsy.

I didn't know you could still get Darvocet. Still a big-ass red pill?

dano6332 56M

11/12/2005 10:40 am

mmmmmmm the French toast sounds awesome.

All that stuff from before is long gone and done.

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