What's on your Mind Thread - 2023

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What's on my mind this morning is that I'm thrilled it's a new day- yesterday & the night before had another kidney stone and had intense pain- thsnk God today its gone.

Mostly thinking about some folks I know thst are just so self absorbed they cannot bear to hear one sentence thsts not about them or their own situation,it's really very sad,I'm sad for them becsuse they wallow in self pity....

But then I read artiemom artiemom posts and I'm so inspired to know there are still people who care about others despite their own very difficult issues ( sweet Geoffrey)..we have some very special people in our TCS family ❤
 

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What's on my mind this morning is that I'm thrilled it's a new day- yesterday & the night before had another kidney stone and had intense pain- thsnk God today its gone.

Mostly thinking about some folks I know thst are just so self absorbed they cannot bear to hear one sentence thsts not about them or their own situation,it's really very sad,I'm sad for them becsuse they wallow in self pity....

But then I read artiemom artiemom posts and I'm so inspired to know there are still people who care about others despite their own very difficult issues ( sweet Geoffrey)..we have some very special people in our TCS family ❤
Ouch!! Kidney stones are so painful. Thank God I have never had one, but, from what I hear the pain is excruciating.. :hugs:

OMG... What!! ME??? Inspiring anyone??? Never.... I just 'do'.... this past year, I do not know what is going on with me; but, I am just going with the flow of life.... and grateful I have Geoffrey...
I do have a lot of moments of self-pity.. That is when I overeat-- comfort foods. That is why I am overweight. This time of year is hard on everyone, whom has experienced a loss.
I have never thought of myself as an inspiration. I get inspired from so many people on TCS... and count my blessings...
 

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Ouch!! Kidney stones are so painful. Thank God I have never had one, but, from what I hear the pain is excruciating.. :hugs:

OMG... What!! ME??? Inspiring anyone??? Never.... I just 'do'.... this past year, I do not know what is going on with me; but, I am just going with the flow of life.... and grateful I have Geoffrey...
I do have a lot of moments of self-pity.. That is when I overeat-- comfort foods. That is why I am overweight. This time of year is hard on everyone, whom has experienced a loss.
I have never thought of myself as an inspiration. I get inspired from so many people on TCS... and count my blessings...
Well you are an inspiration and I'm sure have encouraged many pet parents - no doubt

We all have our times of feeling sorry for ourselves but the thing is to not let it stop you from having compassion for others - I can sit down with my favorite comfort food too( Chinese yum) and do the " woe is me" but try to keep it to myself- like you❤ I think you are the cats meow
 

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think I'm a jerk too and this is why:

The day before wasn't much better as I pulled a typical me and stuck my foot in my mouth. Not sure if this makes me a terrible person but I said something that wasn't my business but for some reason I couldn't help myself and I think I'm okay for taking crap for what I said as I think it might have been the right thing - but I don't know. One of my favorite co-workers wives is dying. He is a great guy and so is his son. It could be says or weeks before they lose her.Time is not on their side. His son, in his mid 20's is also now working with us. Really nice young man, very thoughtful and caring. This is the maybe stupid thing I did. I asked him yesterday if he really thought he should be here. (Meaning at work.) He said he should and I said he really doesn't. (Our workplace is pretty tough and strict about things.) He said he would just get mad about the situation as he can't do anything. I gently reminded him about time. Not something we get back. GENTLY and then simply let him know that it was completely understable and left it alone.. FYI What I didn't want for him is to regret coming into a replaceable job and lose the little time he has left with his mom. He didn't come in today and won't be in tomorrow. He's going to spend it with his mom. She only has days, or a week they think. Now I wonder if I'm a total AH and guilted him in some way or if now he'll regret it as the last memories of his mom will be of her sick. I dunno. I hope saying that to him was a good thing in the end. People were talking about it behind the scenes. I thought it was a good idea to talk to him directly. I hope I wasn't wrong to do it and this is a good thing for him in the long run.

Yup I'm a jerk.
Definitely not a jerk. Trust me on this one.

Small update: Mom is doing great. She can almost stand up (with help). Her muscles are starting to gain strength again. The hospital gave up on her, good thing my son and I did not.
When she gets well, I want to take her back to the hospital and show her to the doctors and nurses that gave her a week to live and say "Ha, you are all morons".
I thought they were supposed to heal people, not kill them.
 

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Definitely not a jerk. Trust me on this one.

Small update: Mom is doing great. She can almost stand up (with help). Her muscles are starting to gain strength again. The hospital gave up on her, good thing my son and I did not.
When she gets well, I want to take her back to the hospital and show her to the doctors and nurses that gave her a week to live and say "Ha, you are all morons".
I thought they were supposed to heal people, not kill them.
I love it!!!!!Sounds like a plan!!!!
That is a GREAT update'- your Mom has been in my prayers-AMEN!
 

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Anyone familiar with headphones with mics? My mom got my DD a bluetooth set last year for Christmas and it's giving her trouble. She needs the mic for her Spanish class online. I told her to try logging in from her phone and using her wired Apple earbuds. But gosh I'm not up for being tech support today.

DS also needs new headphones but I'm not sure I trust him to use ones that aren't volume limiting. 🤪
 

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Anyone familiar with headphones with mics? My mom got my DD a bluetooth set last year for Christmas and it's giving her trouble. She needs the mic for her Spanish class online. I told her to try logging in from her phone and using her wired Apple earbuds. But gosh I'm not up for being tech support today.

DS also needs new headphones but I'm not sure I trust him to use ones that aren't volume limiting. 🤪
First be sure she turns her headphones on. Have her check her phone settings to see if she has bluetooth turned to on. Then click on it and she should see her headphones on the right hand side. Once she taps then it should say “connected”.
 

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M maggiedemi I have a picture of Bob just before he tried to knock my cellphone out of my hand. What a strong little somebody he is. He is very sweet. I just don't think he was ever socialized. Plus, I kept waking him up to try to catch a "tiger" face of him yawning. What I got was a tiger personality. :lol:

Kwik Kwik I am glad you were able to pass the stone on its own. They are little instruments of pure torture. Feel better. :hugs:

As for what's on my mind, I am thinking about how I only want to rest. I have so much to do that has been put off until next week. I've got to take stock of my Christmas gifts and figure out how much $$$ I need to spend to finish. MoochNNoodles MoochNNoodles can confirm that I am some kind of Christmas Elf, so theoretically, I should be able to make it happen with a snap of my fingers. Theoretically. One thing is for sure, no big stores for me. :disappointed:

And MoochNNoodles MoochNNoodles you take it easy and feel better, too! There is always Monday!
 

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Definitely not a jerk. Trust me on this one.

Small update: Mom is doing great. She can almost stand up (with help). Her muscles are starting to gain strength again. The hospital gave up on her, good thing my son and I did not.
When she gets well, I want to take her back to the hospital and show her to the doctors and nurses that gave her a week to live and say "Ha, you are all morons".
I thought they were supposed to heal people, not kill them.
Incredible! I was waiting for an update from you and just knew it was going to be positive. Glad I was right. Hugs 🫂
 

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First be sure she turns her headphones on. Have her check her phone settings to see if she has bluetooth turned to on. Then click on it and she should see her headphones on the right hand side. Once she taps then it should say “connected”.
She finally figured out this evening she had connected them to her tablet (which she almost never does). :rolleyes2: At least now i only need one new pair for DS. It took me a few minutes to get them connected to her laptop when the school year started. My stuff has always been easier.
can confirm that I am some kind of Christmas Elf, so theoretically, I should be able to make it happen with a snap of my fingers. Theoretically. One thing is for sure, no big stores for me. :disappointed:
I’m not on my A game with shopping this either. Normally there is a beautiful excel workbook to track and plan everything. It’s haphazard so far. And yesterday I had to pick up a prescription for DH in Walmart so I tried to get a board game DS asked for. Most of November it was $10. Yesterday it was $20. I apologetically asked the helper at self-checkout if i could put it back. I’m pretty sure it said it was $15 on the shelf and it was $15 online. But I didn’t have time to deal with it. So I ordered it from Amazon.

Also the lack of legitimate toy requests this year is making me SO sad. Half DS’s wishlist is books or comic books. Another 25% is stuff like more Laser Tag sets; which he hardly uses. Or expensive gaming systems when he doesn’t really play the one we have.:dunno: DH of course says he doesn’t NEED toys. And I ageee none are NEEDED. But I’m not ready to let go of this phase of his childhood.:bawling2: I mean DD is asking about makeup.:bawling:
 

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Returned the loaner car to the dealership this morning. Picked up our belongings from our Totalled car . My DW broke down in tears as we drove by her Audi for the last time leaving the dealership. Hopefully the next car will raise her spirts.
 

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feel like gf set a trap for me i discovered my scorpion died this morning when i was feeding my other pets when she called during her lunch break she said oh you can buy another one if you wanna. 🤔 🤔 🤔i have a feeling she is just gonna insist on buying it for me and calling it my christmas gift and then drag me all over to shop for her gift:lol::disappointed:i always feel cheated for some reason when she does that to me
 
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