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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:28 PM
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Bear with me on this...
I am thinking, and that can be dangerous...

I start every morning by sending my family off to work/school. And then I come downstairs and I turn on the computer and log in to CNN to look at the faces there and remind myself of what is important; cry over what has been lost. And then I sit back and reflect...

There is a my daughter, so proud in a C.A.P. uniform. A uniform that brings tears to my eyes, because it is battle dress. And I think of a family in Wisconsin crying over the loss of a girl-only a girl- who wanted to be a soldier. And I wish I could turn my daughter into someone with different goals, but I can't.

There is my son. Such a sweet face. "mommy come play with me" "I'm hungry" "Can I watch Scooby Doo". And I think of a moment that may come when someone rips him away from me, sticks a gun in his hand and sends him on his way to spill his blood on the sand for that someone's own interests. I think of all the little boys who are never going to get to talk with their mommies again.

There is my husband. He is a strong, straight arrow type. Last night, I watched him cry over something that is beyond both of us. Something that he cannot make right for me, and that is all he wants. I have only seen him cry the day his father died. And I think of how I don't want to be responsible for one tear spilled onto the beard that I adore so much when it's pressed against my cheek.

So there is all this "stuff"....and it's important stuff, but I don't want to think about it. What do I do? I go back to my computer and I type in the address for this place. Okay, actually I grab the bookmark. And all is good...

I can
Post a picture of my dog/cat/self
Vote for dingbat Robb for the hundredth time
Get in an argument because we all know the Packers are the best
Send a cyber hug to someone who really needs it
Threaten Zomby with squirrel poop
Tease Dookus with pictures of my beloved Jessie
Get a lift from a matcom news story
Giggle at the VelmaD/GOPisEvil interplay
Check out HeyHEY's latest bear
Spot a troll (heheheeh)
Threaten to make okra for NSMA
Congratulate those who newyawker brings to our attention for congratulations....

and basically,

forget about what is real for awhile. What is not real in my life, right here at this moment, is the thought that the majority of the board-people we have all come to know and enjoy for the most part-would ever conscientiously offend me, or hurt me. There's too much of that in the real world right now. For me, this is just a place. A place where there are so many good people, I find it difficult to find a fault like that with one...Even though there are some who don't particularly care for me, the sum of you brings me back each day...

Thanks, Laura
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:39 PM
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1. Thank you Mrs. Grumpy
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:44 PM
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2. You are welcome.
:hug:
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:44 PM
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3. Thank YOU, Mrs. G.
yer a class act.

Now send me that dog.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:49 PM
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7. What dog?
You mean this dog??? :shrug:



You are the best Dookus...and Jessie would be there...if I let her. She's so fickle.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:47 PM
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4. mmmm okra
I adore you Mrs G. :D
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:51 PM
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8. And I you...
:hug:

you're the reason I keep that stockpot around. ;)
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:48 PM
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5. I understand
I'm generally not on much during the day because life is just too busy, but at night it's a fun place. It makes me think about things. It makes me laugh. Sometimes it surprises me. Sometimes it confuses me. Sometimes it's my sanctuary. Sometimes it's not.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:51 PM
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9. Agreed!
:hug:
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:49 PM
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6. Thanks, Mrs. Grumpy!
I just don't understand how anyone could NOT care for you! You never have a harsh word for even those who rightly deserve it; despite the contradictory name! I, for one, think you are tops. And that is from the Kim to the Laura in the real world!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:57 PM
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12. Oh...Thank you Kim! I think you are the best too!
I enjoyed every minute of moderating with you and miss it!

:hug:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:52 PM
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10. WHO DOESN'T PARTICULARLY CARE FOR YOU?!
I'LL KICK THEIR ASS!!

</Skittles>
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 10:00 PM
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14. Just a few here and there.
And that is so very sweet of you! My big brother moved away years ago, so I've been left to defend myself. :hug:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:56 PM
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11. Thanks, Mrs. G.... but just one thing
The Packers suck.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 10:01 PM
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15. Ha!
You wish you were a Packer fan... ;)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 10:01 PM
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17. I can Bear with anything but that!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 10:03 PM
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18. Heeeheeeheeee....
Oh, it would be so easy. ;)
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:58 PM
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13. That's the beauty of internet communities like this....
almost any hour of any day, in an active community, you can find someone to interact with, to talk to, to laugh with, etc. I don't know what I would have done without the internet when I was going through my divorce, and also when my mother died.

I am glad you have found a place where you can form bonds like these, and share thoughts like these.... and I am glad I found it too, though I wish I'd found it sooner!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 10:01 PM
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16. Better late than never though.
It took me months to be able to register, and then...well, I guess I never left. :hi:
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