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    I am doing it. I am successfully reclaiming

    October thus far. Good mood, busy in a good way, and more aware. :)
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    I could say that today someone made me feel

    incompetent and insecure, except that is not true: I felt incompetent and insecure as a result of a conversation with someone, but the choice was mine, I should not give anyone that power, no matter what someone else says I need to hold on to my self respect and not let them...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    I am expecting out of town guests.

    They do not want us to bother about them and said they would only eat dinners with us for the three nights that they are here, and will be eating out and sightseeing breakfast and dinner. So I of course bought enough groceries for the two families to be well fed in case we get a...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    This morning woke up late due to darn daylight

    saving time, and thus could only do 20 minutes of step aerobics. This was followed by very frustrating morning at work for various reasons. Upon returning home did everything I could to get boys ready for karate practice, and they would have made it, except that our cleaning...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    Found out from the audiologist

    that I will mostly be completely deaf in my old age; but I am not sad. I'm fluent in ASL, and a lip reader, and have a wealth of music stored in my brain.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I've got a problem. First I think I may have

    eaten a bit too much pizza. Then I had a nice hot bath. My problem is that I am the only adult in the house, and someone's got to put away the leftover pizza, but I have melted into my bed sort of like that cheese melted on the pizza crust. I am a puddle of me. And I could fall...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    I just spent a ridiculous amount online

    for addition herbal bath supplies. But it's for medicinal purposes, both for bronchitis and mental health. So surely that is worth it. At the rate I am consuming them, I ordered enough to last me a month. That assumes that I won't have a complete mental breakdown in the meantime...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Life is too short to wait until

    after dinner to have my ice cream (especially when the kids are not around, and no need to set a good example).
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    This evening my sons

    and I went to a birthday party that was lots of fun. One of the highlights was a game of musical chairs. The kids were very competitive about it, and my younger son once he dropped out, then snuck back into the game LOL. But finally he admitted defeat. My older son was last...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    Whatever you do, do not buy coal tar shampoo,

    unless you have no other choice or no sense of smell. That is all.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    Chicken Tagine - done,

    tastes great, now on Warm setting of crockpot (note to self: next time we invite a family of four, no need to cook for an army) Couscous with onions, almond slices, and cranberries - done, and amazing Fruit salad - done, very colorful Home looks ok to me, though I admit I am...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    The sun is out today!

    What a difference sunshine makes. : ) Yay for the sun.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    The world though my office window currently

    looks like someone poured some milk on it and then rubbed it with a dirty rag. It looks yucky and wet and dirty and well really unappealing. I've got an office with a view of the highway. It is a prime view from a sixth floor almost penthouse, and given that this is the beltway...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I am close to panicking today.

    The stress is high, too much going on, and the potential for it to escalate even more. I need some steadiness. And this after I thought this morning that I was doing ok, feeling some energy come into me finally. It felt like the beginning of a lovely day before it all rolled...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    Ouch ouch ouch. My head hurts

    when I nod my head today, and I did not know how often I nod my head. My head also hurts when I cough or sneeze. My other ear hurts too, not the one where I was diagnosed with ear infection, the other one. But maybe my body today just cannot decide where the pain is coming from...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    Part of my weekend has been cancelled.

    I actually need to do some stuff for work today. I wish I could say no, that this is my time and my family's time. I just hope I will get done quickly, and get it over with.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    Last evening it snowed.

    Today it is not supposed to snow. Tomorrow the winter storm is coming. So our public schools decided to close today. That is as expected: you mention the word snow in the vicinity of a school official here, and schools close, except for one day last year, which was the worst...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    So I just resigned up

    for relatetothat.com and am trying to get used to it. Some of my friends I have already located on there. Especially if you have changed usernames, please contact me there - my username continues to be JoannaBe.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    Isn't it interesting how many stories start

    with the word "So"? Is this a relatively new linguisitic development (like the raising tone at the end of sentences which make every sentence sound like a question), or is it perfectly acceptable American English? I'm just curious.
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    46-50, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    So I was doing the dishes,

    rinsing them and putting them into the dishwasher. The radio was blaring next to me. My booty was shaking, my legs felt like dancing. Placing the dishes into the dishwasher usually involved squatting on one leg, because I could and it was fun. And sometimes I did a back and...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2016
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    So has anyone found a good forum to migrate to

    after EP closes? One that is fairly open minded and easy going and easy to use and welcoming and busy and such? I know about answermug and will try to give it a try though it does not seem easy to use to me thus far but maybe I just need to get used to it. Then there is the...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2016

    Conversations in my family: Me: So may I go out

    and shovel more snow? My husband: No, my snow! Me: Well, if you won't let me shovel, I may need to exercise some more on the Xbox because I feel I have extra energy. My older son: If you do, can you choose Mossa Fight (which is the toughest cardio workout we have tried to date...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    There are times every now

    and then that I forget why I'm breathing out, and why i'm breathing in.
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    Jan 12, 2016

    So as I was preparing

    for visit of friends, cooking and decluttering, I found myself repeating the thought that I am close to burning out, and I had to keep telling myself to stop that and focusing on breathing and calming down. Once friends came the visit was lovely. They are close friends whom we...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    So all was going well,

    and I was in top form until I was going through knee deep snow following other's sporadic footsteps toward a hill where elementary school aged kids can sled down, and I took a wrong step and my ankle decided to kill me with pain. So now no more shoveling today, "ibuprofen, your...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I am supposed to be packing

    for vacation tomorrow. Problem is I have no energy. I don't know whether it is due to depression, or lingering cold, or just plain tiredness. Whatever it is, here I am flat on my back, no motivation to pack or do anything else really.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    There are more Mondays this February

    than there should be, and Mondays tend to be my worst day. Today is not a Monday thank goodness, but it's such a blah and tired day, and the weather is just blah. Is 11am close of business, please?
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2016

    Hey, for anyone out there

    who was worried about my reaction yesterday, where I worried about overdoing self-improvements and potentially burning out, good news: today is a good day. I started out exercising with my younger son. Then I have been having a productive day at work, finally unblocked on a...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I have a friend. I don't know her last name

    nor any contact information for her, but we have developed the habit of eating lunch together in the downstairs lunch area of our building. We eat together almost every business day. We know each other's first names, which floor of the building each of us works on, and a lot of...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    I would spoon and snuggle with you,

    but you're mad at me. I would give you a lil sweet kiss, but you're mad at me. I would take you to heaven and back on a blanket of clouds, but you're mad at me. If you stay mad at me forever you'll never get the loving that you need. 😢
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    Jan 10, 2016

    So today we went to this park

    that used to be a rice plantation in South Carolina. The tour we took was a tour of the zoo of local animals, and the kids enjoyed it and we did too. Especially liked the otters and the foxes, but the sleeping alligator was neat too as were the various birds in the aviary. My...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    So I still don't know

    for sure whether I am expected to go into the office tomorrow or not, we will see. A coworker of mine reports that her street is not plowed yet at all, so she's not driving anywhere unless they plow tonight. I probably could make it to the office though, just would need to be...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    The fog this morning is thickening.

    I already cannot see the view from my window, but it seems to be getting denser. The thing is I don't mind this fog today. It's kind of nice. It's got spirit. This foggy spirit of a December morning. Hiding that which I do not need to see this morning anyway. Who knows what is...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    I have decided that I need to look

    for something to look forward to on Mondays. Something that would make me think "Yay, it's Monday again. Monday is the day when x happens." I have something like that for Tuesdays: Tuesday evening is when I go to Isreali Folk Dancing. And I may have just found my thing to...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    I did not exercise today.

    I did however host a very successful dinner for our best friends and us. And I have done almost all the dishes (the rest did not fit in the dishwasher so will get done tomorrow morning). We had salmon, rice, carrots, avocados, a store-bought mango salsa, two competing fruit...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    My friend has a service type job

    which requires interactions with people and catering to their demands as well as following regulations to not loose one's license to practice this job. Most people are ok. Most people would not go repeatedly to her supervisor with complaints that they had never discussed with...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    I want to thank all of you

    who supported me through the worst month of my life; your kind words, and wonderful friendship has helped me so much. I am so glad I found this place, because y'all rock. Don't forget that, either. Have a great day, or night,everyone!
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    Today as I was pumping gas,

    I looked over and saw the Lottery sign, and briefly thought whether to buy a lottery ticket, but then I thought "No, I am happy today." :-) I tend to buy lottery tickets when I am very unhappy / desperate. It's kind of like spending a few dollars to temporarily buy a bit more...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    So I called my hubby up

    and told him that I am feeling too under the weather to go out with friends tonight as originally planned. He wanted to know whether I would prefer that he stay home, or if it was ok to go without me. I said that as long as I can have a low key evening involving McDonald's drive...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    Turns out I misunderstood

    or had hoped overly optimistically that when they said they would need me to remain on the conference call until 3am, I had assumed this meant at most until 3am if things go wrong, but no, apparently they actually plan to test things until 3am if all goes well as well. It's past...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    First of all a disclaimer: yes,

    I know to some of you it may seem extravagant to hire someone to clean one's home. But for someone like me who works full time and is a mother, if one can afford it, it is important, because otherwise the house is never clean. Now to one of my pet peaves: I don't know whether...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    Outside our home the wind rages.

    He would like to attack us, I can tell. I can hear his frustration over not being able to reach us, while we are safe inside our home. But he cannot enter without an invitation, and we know better than to invite this malicious one in. I wonder though, is he really evil, or just...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    It is interesting of how God

    or the universe provides us just what we need in unexpected ways. Yesterday morning my son was sick. My whole week had seemed unproductive. I had had a day of feeling incompetent and insecure the day before and had a fight with my mom early in the morning, so you would think...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    Today has been a really good day.

    :-) Lots of exercise in the morning followed by three social calls. All the exercising and socializing has lifted my spirits. Plus there was pumpkin pie too. And petting dogs and cats. And crocheting. Very satisfying day overall.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    So I am feeling pecking

    since I went to bed without dinner last night. But if I got up now the cats would expect to be fed first. And I am feeling too lazy at 5am, though definitely awake.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    All four of our human family members (so not

    the cats but everyone else) were playing Munchkin this evening. If you are not familiar with it it is a really fun card game which I believe was created as a mockery of dungeons and dragons, but in general is likely to appeal to anyone who liked that. I only wish we had not had...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    So I am staying home with my son today

    who was slightly nauseous and dizzy. Me: I need to use this computer. Him: Oh Me: I am supposed to be working from home, and you are supposed to (longer pause) rest so you can feel better tomorrow. The reason why I needed the longer pause was that I caught myself in the last...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    So I talked with my mother.

    Her friend or acquaintance has died, and the friend's boyfriend has asked my mom to transport the friend's ashes to the home country because my mom knows the language and the boyfriend does not. My mom does not want to but feels like she cannot refuse. But my mom is very...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    I know I am nowhere close to enlightened,

    but why did that lamp I bought have to be such a piece of junk?
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2016

    I have way too many groups now,

    so I'm going to try not to actively add any more. I will probably change my mind though. I like adding groups :)
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016
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