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Grobania is like a ghost town

on August 20, 2006 - 11:19am

It's so empty and no one is posting new threads. Don't look at me...I don't start threads. I am too chicken. I guess I can get some stuff done today then since I owe Linda a comic, the book is waiting, I need to finish my stuff for the AZ get together and Sunday is nap day!

When the kids were little and I had them under control it was so easy. Now that they are all grown (and I use that term loosely) they just seem to be going off in all the wrong directions. James called us for a ride at 2 a.m. Seems he was out with Nancy and some friends when he got in a fight with some guy hitting on Nancy but Nancy ended up being mad at him. Of course he was drunk. What it does to a mother's heart to wake and find your child passed out on the sofa. Pete has announced his "plan" to move out and go to live with his sister. Like she needs him there. She has enough to deal with being married to Harry. Harry is a sweet and wonderful guy, but he's lazy, picky beyond belief, and he needs to get his priorities in order big time. Maybe I should voice my opinion or maybe I should just stay quiet and let them live their own lives even if I think they are screwing up big time. What's a mother to do? ~throws hands up in disgust.~

We had a good time in Orlando at the Peabody (ahh, the bed). We went to LaRue's taping of her DVD. She was awesome. She had on these really cool pants for the first part. They were jeans with huge bell bottoms with sequins. It reminded me of something Elvis would wear but she looked good in it. It was interesting to see them film a DVD.

I ran/walked my 2 miles yesterday. I asked Tony and Pete if one of them would put some Josh on their mp3 player so I could run with my headphones. You would have thought I asked them to listen to him. I got frustrated. They both know I am working really hard to train for the test and a little support would have been nice. I left and went without. It was a long 2 miles. It was hard to convince myself to actually go. But I ran extra because I didn't want to run by the redneck neighbor's house. I got it down to 30 minutes so I only have to shave off 10 minutes by October to pass. I can do that easy. I wasn't even pushing myself.

I still can't break the board. ~insert big, bawling smiley here~ Everything else on the test I can do easily which reminds me I still have to write a report on what it means to be a third degree black belt. This is dumb topic. Third degree just means you are continuing on a journey most of it alone. So I guess I can write about self-discipline and perseverance - the two things I really need right now. I'll be glad when this test is over although my stick arms have some muscle on them now. And probably all this running will put some more muscle on my stick legs.

Okay, time to write/read/nap/craft.

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Since people are reading this, I'll try not to be so boring

on August 9, 2006 - 9:42am

All this hub bub over a picture is so sad. In this whole big world, why should one little picture make people go nuts? But some of the posts I've read are full of assumptions and twisted facts and the finger pointing...well, its a shame that we can't do the one thing Josh asked us to do - be nice to each other.
I am sad because I have questioned my own obsession with being here. I got caught up it in all too. Maybe I should take a break but I have so many friends on here. I could easily give up reading the forum but I like talking to everyone. I would miss that.
The pic hubbub seems to be dying out thankfully, but it did show me a lot about who people really are and my opinions did change. But it also showed me who I am and whether I liked what I saw or not, I am not saying. The internet is not the place for privacy.