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<p>Somber reminders today...thoughts to all who were affected on 9/11 (either the day itself or the many repercussions from it).</p>
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<p>I've not been around much..work is killing me this year AND from my work laptop I have a terrible time logging into (and staying in) this site.  Dunno why.</p>
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<p>Hope you are all well-- :)</p>
 

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<p>Hola.</p>
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<p>Somber day, indeed. ((((((((( to everyone ))))) today.  (not sure if I hugged or groped everyone.. go with whichever interests you the most, I suppose.</p>
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<p>Absolute craptastic night of sleep here, which I am pretty sure is related to an unexpected and unwanted surprise yesterday.  No details here since this is a public forum, but it's something that has made me feel rather uneasy. Grr.</p>
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<p>Ahh well... guess I should get moving so I can beat the traffic to the race this morning.  Toodles, folks.  More hugs/gropes to you all.</p>
 

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<p>Yes, that is a great pic moonie.  So glad you and Kris are having a great time.</p>
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<p>Happy September 11.  It is a somber reminder of tragic events, but also a time to celebrate the strenth and unity of the people of our country (minus ******* FL d*bag preachers).</p>
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<p>Fun for me?  Last night I went to a friend's divorce party.  Okay, he called it a freedom party.  It has been a tough year for him, so he invited good friends who helped them through.  It was a nice time.  And most of the peeps there were my local running buddies so it was nice for me to be able to introduce DH to a few of them he had not yet met.</p>
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<p>DH was exhausted when we got home so we literally hit the sack before 10.  Did not get up until just before 8!  Almost 10 hours of sleep - yay!  Granted my sleep wasn't great, but I'll take it.  We are shuffling kids around to soccer games (weather permitting), running household errands and watching the Seminoles game (OK)!  Then I am off to Naperville!!</p>
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<p>LOVE that pic, too, <strong>Moonie</strong>.  I know where that is on the OR coast--either just north or south of where Iused to live.  Such a pretty area but really hard to live there--both economically and a bit socially. I have some stories. </p>
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<p>I WISH I would have been paying attention you were going down 101--I would have given you a few cool places to go not on the beaten path and had you stop at a friend's restaurant--they would have fed you guys for free.  WTG, <strong>Crane</strong>.</p>
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<p><strong>(((Ailarie))).</strong>   I don't like being an adult sometimes.</p>
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<p>Divorce parties can be kinda fun if the people involved are past the "ouch".  One of my friends planned it with her ex, which seemed weird at the time, but they said, "Hey, we went into this together, we ended it together OK with each other...that is worth celebrating."   Another friend had divoysters...hilarious.   :)</p>
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<p>Go run..shessshhhhh.... GO!</p>
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<p>VENT/  As I was lying in bed last night I could smell the stench of dog pee in the hall carpet and I got mad and went out there and pulled it all up and threw it out on the back deck.  Mind you, this was the remnant I bought and installed myself that replaced the first round of carpet he peed all over so it wasn't hard to yank it up. I never catch him peeing and I can't see the pee in the carpet - unless I step in a wet spot.  SO my new temporary plan, rather than get another remnant for him to pee on, is to <a href="http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-paint-a-faux-terra-cotta-floor/index.html" target="_blank">faux paint</a> the wood floor.  Then the dog is either going to be crated or confined to that hallway during the day until he's retrained. He won't just run out in the backyard and go.  He wants to be taken on a walk and will refuse to go outside unless there's a walk involved.  He needs to relearn who is the boss in this house.  So I think what we have to do is start the whole housetraining process over again. grrr  /VENT</p>
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<p>DD would love to get rid of him and I keep having to tell her that we have made a commitment as pet owners and you cannot just give up and throw your pet out.  Even though there are days when I feel <em>thisclose</em> to doing just that.</p>
 

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<p> </p><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span><div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cranegirl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944295"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>(((Ailarie))).</strong>   I don't like being an adult sometimes.</p><p> </p></div></div><p><br>Ditto. Both parts.</p><p> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><div class="quote-container" style="margin-top:5px;margin-right:20px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-left:20px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"><span>Quote:</span><div class="quote-block" style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:3px;padding-right:3px;padding-bottom:3px;padding-left:3px;border-top-width:1px;border-right-width:1px;border-bottom-width:1px;border-left-width:1px;border-top-style:solid;border-right-style:solid;border-bottom-style:solid;border-left-style:solid;border-top-color:rgb(217,218,216);border-right-color:rgb(217,218,216);border-bottom-color:rgb(217,218,216);border-left-color:rgb(217,218,216);background-color:rgb(234,235,233);">Originally Posted by <strong style="font-style:normal;font-weight:bold;">mmoonptdeux</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70039/it-s-friday-post-happy-things-here/25#post_1944253" style="color:rgb(0,92,143);"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-top-style:solid;border-right-style:solid;border-bottom-style:solid;border-left-style:solid;"></a><br><br><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> We'll be both attending my Grandma's 90th birthday celebration tomorrow...</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p></div></div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">OOOOOOO Meeting the fam-i-ly! Have fun.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Ok, so I've thought it was weird that I haven't been able to talk to my mom at all this week. We only realized today that <em>they don't have a cordless phone.</em> Just the wallmounted one in the kitchen, which Mom can't get to.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Are you freaking kidding me?!? </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;"> </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">I know at one point they had a cordless. For whatever reason they never plugged it in, and now they don't have any idea where the thing is. Unbelievable. So I think one of my siblings are going to take one over this weekend, so Mom can at least talk to people. </p>
 

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<p>1.  Love the shoes by the ocean photo.  That's a classic.</p>
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<p>2. <strong>Kath</strong> - good grief.  I'm so sorry for both your mom, as well as every craptastic part of the situation.  I know you guys are in for a long haul.  /hugs</p>
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<p>3.  <strong>BigG</strong> - Sorry about psycho pico's issues.  I am proud of you for reminding DD of pet owner responsbilities, though.  Very proud.</p>
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<p>4.  (Sorry in advance for being long-winded on this one.)  I just found out (Via Facebook) about the passing of a high school friend.  She (I'll call her J) and I weren't best friends, but I respected her.  I'm in my angry phase now (that always hits first), but in hindsight, all I can do is shake my head on one issue.  About ten years ago, J was married with 3 kids.  Hubby cheated on her and then left her for the new woman.  The new woman is married to him now, and just two days ago, posted on her FB page about how they met, when they met etc.  One of J's kids has the new wife as a friend on FB and saw proof that her dad cheated on her mom.</p>
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<p>Then J makes a post on her own FB page about the issue.  Over time, I had seen J post snippy comments here and there about her ex.  I think she had gotten over him, but not gotten over the betrayal.  It was obvious that she still was holding onto that anger.  Feeding it, even.  I almost sent her a private message, suggesting that she find a way to let go of that unhealthy anger, but didn't know how to say so in a manner that she wouldn't find to be as an attack. </p>
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<p>That anger may have been why she never got into another relationship, and it could have cost her happiness in what turned out to be very limited time left on earth. </p>
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<p>Reason I'm posting this:  We all have issues.  We all have friends, family, exes that we don't agree with at all, and have harmed or been harmed emotionally.  Not that we should necessarily forgive and forget, but sometimes it's more healthy to walk away, leaving all emotions behind, so WE can be happier and healthier people.</p>
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<p>Be at peace with others as best you can, but be at peace with yourselves, too.  Stripping yourself of the latter can be so self-destructive, and cheat yourself out of endless possibilities with whatever time is left</p>
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<p><strong>(((Ailarie)))</strong> I'm so sorry about your friend's passing. And what you said was very well said.</p>
<p><strong>(((Kath's mom)))</strong></p>
<p>We are retraining our dogs. too, <strong>BigG.</strong> There are lots of days where I feel <em>this close</em> to giving them away, but I did take on the commitment and it's my whole family's responsibility.</p>
<p>Love the pic <strong>Moon & Bard!!!</strong></p>
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<p>I had a morning training session for Girl Scouts this morning in Maryland. On the way back, I stopped at a farm stand to get some yummy fruit. I picked an apple out of the bin and felt something fuzzy. Turns out it was a bee. It scared the dickens out of me! At least it didn't sting me!</p>
 

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<p><strong>Ailarie</strong> - you are so right.  Angry and negative emotions are rarely helpful in the long run.  So sorry to hear about your friend.  Very, very sad.</p>
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<p><strong>Goon</strong> - ick. ack. eek.  Can't stand pet messes.  I too, however, think you rock for giving DD the right message. </p>
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<p><strong>Kath</strong> - sorry for all the frustrations with your mom and for that achy hip.  Could it be the weather?  My knee was like that for 2 days - we had rain come through last night/this morning and now it is better.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" style="width:37px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
 

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<p>great pic, <strong>kris</strong> and <strong>moon</strong>! sounds like you are having a terrific time together - yay!</p>
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<p>((<strong>craney</strong>))</p>
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<p>(((<strong>bigG</strong>))) i think its great, however, that you are teaching DD the responsibilitiies of pet ownership. thank you for that.</p>
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<p><strong>ailarie</strong>, walking away and being at peace is one of the best lessons i learned... and am continuing to learn. its one of those things that you learn, then have to re-learn. KWIM?</p>
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<p>an emotional day for me today as my mom left this morning. last night, i cried for like an hour b/c i was so sad and emotional that she was leaving. that totally caught me by surprise. i think in the past, i've mentioned that while mom and i are the greatest of friends, we seem to do best in small doses or else we drive one another crazy. i was wary when she wanted to come for 3 whole weeks and live with us in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment.. but these past 3 weeks have been fun, enjoyable, and just a time of bonding and restoration of our relationship. i've never felt closer to mom. i think there is an element of being a mom myself.. and realizing the sacrificial, unconditional love that mom has for me.</p>
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<p>also, she has been a tremendous help with allie, bella, and took really good care of me. i'll miss that. i'm thankful b/c i know few people are able to enjoy such a thing.. and while i certainly feel ready to be on my own, i will never forget how she essentially waited on me hand and foot and made my own transition into mommyhood as seamless as possible.</p>
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<p>finally, i'm emotional being that it is 9/11. i was in college at georgetown in washington dc and it had a significant impact on our campus. i'll never forget rushing to the ER where i worked in order to check in. we only got about a dozen victims from the pentagon.. but i'll never forget the horrified/stunned looks of the victims as they came in</p>
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<p>anyhow. to end on a lighter note, as i gaze down at my newborn daughter strapped to my chest like a koala bear, i'm thankful for life and health. there</p>
<p>is always hope. always love. as RIL's friend mouthed, "i'm alive" and as joe liked to say, "alive is a good way to start the day".</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>eccabex</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944360"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>(((Ailarie)))</strong> I'm so sorry about your friend's passing. And what you said was very well said.</p>
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<p>And thanks for the hugs everyone! It's frustrating to be the one kid that lives away. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif" title=""><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Runninlaw</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944362"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>Kath</strong> - sorry for all the frustrations with your mom and for that achy hip.  Could it be the weather?  My knee was like that for 2 days - we had rain come through last night/this morning and now it is better.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" style="width:37px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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Thanks, for both. Re weather: it could be aggravated by that as it started out nice here but is now pouring. But it isn't just weather - they've been aching for a few months. Doc could feel something going on when he dug his fingers into various spots, and range of motion is decreased on both legs. The weird thing is they feel ok when I run, it's when I walk and sit that they bother me. <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>missy1102</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944363"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>ailarie</strong>, walking away and being at peace is one of the best lessons i learned... and am continuing to learn. its one of those things that you learn, then have to re-learn. KWIM?</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944371"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That is a great pic, <strong>Moon</strong>.  It would have been funnier if the rest of your clothes were in that pile as well.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Speaking of dogs. Gus and I are in the kitchen. Dh is in the living room watching the ND/UM game. Something good happened and Dh was cheering and wooping and yelling at the tv, and Gus just took off for the living room with a rumbling growl to see wth was going on. He just trotted back in and threw himself down on the floor at my feet with an indignant snort. Heh. That's my boy.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Missy</strong>, it's wonderful that you and you Mom are able to re-connect in such a meaningful way.  I know that you are doing such a great job with your Allie Kat(e).</p>
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<p><strong>Kath</strong>, I hate that you are having such problems... and wish I could do something.</p>
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<p>Well said <strong>Ailarie.</strong></p>
 

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<p>I added <strong>kris</strong> and <strong>moon's</strong> shoe shot to my screensaver photo file so it's going to pop up randomly from time to time.  Love it!</p>
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<p><strong>Ailarie</strong> -  I have never been a person to hold on to anger or hold a grudge.  It's just my nature but I'd give anything to be able teach people how to do it. Wouldn't the world be a better place...</p>
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<p><strong>((missy))</strong> What a beautiful post. Your words about your mom are exactly how I felt about mine when I had my daughter.  Our relationship definitely changed at that point, for the better. </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GatorBob</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70062/weekend-fun-9-11-12#post_1944371"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That is a great pic, <strong>Moon</strong>.  It would have been funnier if the rest of your clothes were in that pile as well.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>I'm having a lazy moving slowly through the day kind of day.  I ran, ate, moved some laundry, ate, did the dishes, ate, cleaned the bathroom, ate, got some groceries, ate.  Now I'm thinking about fixing dinner. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title=""> <br><br><br>
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<p><strong>Kath</strong>, I hate that you are having such problems... and wish I could do something.</p>
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<p>I'm really ready for something good to happen. I know things will get better eventually. Hopefully sooner than later. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Hugs to  Kath....I got back from Maui late Fri night and haven't read much so let me know if I've missed anything big. DH left for Stokholm last night so M and I are just hanging out today. The time away alone was good for us and it was nice to have time without baby M even though I missed her of  course.</p>
 
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