OMG HI I MISS YOU!
i'm flying home today... much to tell you. missed you much.
OMG HI! Life has been empty and meaningless without you. Also, I have been a miserable cunt. I suspect I would still have been a miserable cunt if you'd been here, but this way you missed most of it. :)
I suck. i was going to get the girlies together to call you but omG late nights and hurry hurry here and I SUCK so much. But we missed you so much.. SO SO SO much.
No worries honey, I got to talk to you twice :) and I got to know that y'all were having a massive good time and that I'd hear about it later.
You do not suck.
Unless you want to. In which case we should set up an appointment and payment plan.
When you going home?
going home today. omg so tired. sore throat and no sleep and omg did i mention i'm tired.
*sleeps on your lap*
kiltie was so lovely and berry *loves* and sweetie.. your gifts were such a huge hit! And they are beautiful. I am looking for the right thing to put them on. EEEE!! *loves again*
You sound exhausted and I can't even hear your voice.. I can just feel it. Oh honey, sleep on the plane, sleep when you get home.
*strokes your hair*
I'm glad the pressies were a hit and I'm glad you loved on everyone for me... even if you didn't, let's pretend some of the snogging was in my name ;)
I give you an out because of the hair thing, cause hey, if there's one thing I understand is hair. More, harder, better tomorrow (take that as you will). Been off my gourd eating all kinds of awful carbs 'cause my cycles been making me crave - wished I could have shared your pasta, next time share the wealth, eh?
Oh, and after you fell on top of pretty boy, tell me you did something interesting .....
I will, I absolutely will. Somehow or another I have to get up to the four mile mark because that's how long the race is and since I'm probably going to be running it alone I need to be sure of my stamina and speed before I get out there and fall down or something.
And of *course* I did something interesting. It involved the rather complicated removal of the now tangled pajama pants.. but life is hard sometimes. ;)
If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
I have been so blessed to have my parents the way they were and are, but I do think the one thing I would change if I could have was I would have had my parents sit me down and show me how money is managed, how car maintenance is done, basic life skills. I think that both of them thought that I would learn by their example, and I did but I just didn't "get it". I am now 36 and am just now getting close to being a financially normal adult. I don't feel it's their fault, I just think that if we had sat down at some point it may have helped.
I know that because of this, I am making sure that A)Chelsea already has a savings account, but I am going to make sure that as soon as she turns 16 she is getting a checking account. B)She is getting a credit card that is co-signed or secured so she can establish a good history and get used to using credit before college (where most of us, including me get into trouble with our finances.) and C)that she starts her IRA as soon as she turns 16 as well.
I don't want her to be 19 going "What the hell do you mean I don't have any money, I still have 1/2 a semester to get through"
Man. You're a *really* good parent.
Sadly my parents did both of those thigns but I still flailed. The problem was that I only ever saw the practical results of a really good credit rating and exeplary skills. I never saw what might happen if things went bad. I guess a middle ground there might be nice. Still, I'm recovering before I'm 30 and that's good.
I've been thinking about how I'd answer today's question and sadly the answer is: I wish my parents had gotten divorced sooner. They were so unhappy for so long.. with themselves, with each other, I think it leeched a bit into us and it's affected the way we have relationships.
Chelsea is an incredibly lucky girl.
Chelsea is an incredibly lucky girl.
Thank you, that made my day!!!
If you buy those silly things I totally want a pair, because then I could do crunches without gradually skidding my way across the carpet and ending up with rug burns on my butt. Not that that's ever happened. Nope.
Aren't they wonderful? I've been wanting them and wanting them and I think I'm going to get them with my next paycheck if I manage to get the bills all paid out of this one.
that icon cracks me up.
i wish that instead of obsessing over grams of fat and putting me in weight loss groups when i was in 7th grade, that my mother would have found a way to keep me in dance classes. sports didn't work because if you're not the best you don't get to play (at least in our school), but i took a jazz dance class one year and loved it. i don't know why i didn't get to go back.
that surprised me. i thought it would be something about religion, but that's been useful background, especially with debates lately.
Of all the ones I made in my recent icon frenzy, that's my favorite. They're not box turtles.. they're chatterbox turtles. AHAHAAAA! I crack me up.
I had the same problem with sports.. fundamentally uncoordiated, unpopular, chunky .. I wasn't going to be on anyone's team.. but something active would have been nice. Anything, really.
I shouldn't have had to wait until I was 28 before I found something active that I loved to do and felt I could do without worrying about being best at it. I have Adult Onset Athleticism and I'm happy about that but I can only imagine what my life would have been like if I'd started sooner.
I've been watching this debate with your mom and sweetie.. I'm so sorry. I have a feeling she thinks you're just missing some big point while you are busy knowing exactly what point she's missing and trying to be patient anyway. :(
right now i'm trying to fight out of the depression catch 22 to find something i like to do. it is tricky.
my mom makes me tired. and yet i keep at it ;)
I kind of wish that my parents had taken a harder line with my bad behavioured sister, or let me know that they appreciated my (mostly) good behaviour instead of just *expecting* it.
She seems to (even today) take them for granted and treat them badly, and they still do so much for her. I am the good one, and although I know they love me, I don't feel that they really appreciate my effort to be the good one.
It's possible that by not necessarily rewarding your behavior, but at least indicating how much they appreciated it.. given you some attention for it, she might have realized that was a viable option too. :(
*hugs you back*
She and I get along fine most of the time, and have since the mid-1990s - as opposed to almost our whole childhoods - but I still feel a little taken for granted sometimes.
Dude. She sent our family into counselling. We walked on eggshells to avoid upsetting her. Is it any wonder that I try so farking hard to please everyone now?