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post #21 of 1116
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Ooh, would LOVE to meet up with you some time! Can you access my text # on the google spreadsheet? And I'd love to try Marquam too. Not sure where it is, though.





and yes, it was so beautiful. I took pictures, and am pleased with how some of them turned out. Will post on blog tomorrow.
Yeah, I have access to the phone list, Lee. Marquam is on the way up to OHSU. http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/...am+Nature+Park

I drove right by it the 1st time because on the map it looks like you drive past OHSU but it is actually straight before you take the 1st big turn up to the hill. It was beautiful in the snow.
post #22 of 1116
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Lydia, I'm thinking of you.
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it's a good day to be born
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Happy Birthing Lydia!

So I have a question. about 12 years ago I had this friend. She was in Toronto area and we talked online a lot. She came and visited me several times. This friend was an emotional wreck. I was always on the phone talking her out of killing herself. She was addicited to pain meds, but you know I was going to help her through it. DH and I got married and she get upset I didn't invite her. She lived on the her side of the continent and we got married at city hall. DH didn't even invite his parents. The only reason my parents were invited was because they were taking Amanda to their house for a week. It never occurred to me to invite her... but she got upset. As time passed she was always in trouble. Supposidly she was raped.. a couple times in this time period. she was always talking about killing herself.. I was always on the phone til rediculous hours of the time helping her when I really needed to sleep so I could be with my family. At some point she started dating and became engaged to DH's friend. But she really treated him like crap. She would come visit and want to spend her time with me not him. She also told a lot of lies to her family about him. Since I knew this finance/bf i knew she was lying. It made me question all the stories she told me about her other BF's being abusing to her. Fraug was NOT abusing her like she said. She got mad cause I couldn't talk to her on the phone cause I had to go pick up DH. I told her one day ahead of time we had an appointment with the mortgage broker and she called me during the appointment. I answered, told her I would call her back later and hung up. She called right back I turned off my phone. By the time we got out of the appointment I had about 15 msgs from her yelling at me for hanging up on her. She was jealous of my husband, she was jealous of my kids... and I felt she was sucking the life right out of me. At this point we had been friends for about 5 years. I finally cut her out of my life in June of 2002. One night in October she called me over and over again for hours leaving a bunch of stupid msgs that made no sense. I refused to talk to her. I figured it was her finally hitting bottom and she needed to find someone close to her to pick her back up. I couldn't do it, I was done.

A few weeks ago DH found an ICQ message from her asking how to get a hold of me. We ignored it. Tonight I found a facebook message saying hi and hoping my family is doing well. My instinct is to add her to ignore. DH thinks I should reconcile with her. She has come out of the closet since I last talked to her and going to school to be a social worker. But.. she took too much energy. I really don't think I want to take the chance of her pulling me back into her crazy world. I have enough craziness in my life.. I don't need someone elses drama.

So.. would you just add her to ignore? I really don't know why DH feels I should "reconcile" with her.
post #24 of 1116
Dooods....February??!?!?!?! Where did THAT come from??

Chase is feeling - or at least acting - like himself again And I got a ton of : done today :

I wanna go on a nature hike! I wonder how Chase would do. I guess I could bring a carrier...I need to get out and do more physical things. This cold winter is really wearing on me.

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I only need to find a way to waste the next 4 hours and then we're off to have a baby. What do you do with 4 hours when you're supposed to be sitting or laying down? I'm so bored and Jim is watching the Superbowl. Sigh.
Squee! you're leaving soon...the best of luck! I hope you have a great birth and a healthy baby and I can't wait to hear all about it

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So I have a question. about 12 years ago I had this friend.

So.. would you just add her to ignore? I really don't know why DH feels I should "reconcile" with her.
Ugh. This is a hard call, but from what you described, I'd say NO WAY. Personally, I would not want any more negative people in my life, nor would I (nor you, it seems) want to have to deal with anyone who demands I place them above my family.

Can you ask DH why he thinks you should reconcile with her? I wonder what his reasoning is...
post #25 of 1116
Tina, i would stay far away from her iiwy.
Beth and Ericka, sorry you are both still not feeling well.
i am starting to think that niamh wasnt actually SICK, but that i gave her food poisoning.
its just too much of a coincidence that she started puking after having milk from lact-Aid #2, and then after she got MUCH better, and was even asking for food, and was running around playing. then we napped with lact-Aid #2, and she woke up puking her guts out again.
i think the milk in that lact-Aid was bad. it smelled a lil funky when i smelled it after she puked. it didnt smell ABD, but it smelled a little off. i just chucked the rest of that thawed bag of milk. and now i worry about the rest of the milk in my freezer. which isnt much, cause we havent had any pickups or contact with any of our local sometimes donors, and we are just using milk V left us at xmas time.
so lact-Aids are getting filled with hemp and cow milks mixed.
poor kiddo.
she is just fine today. feeling well, and playing like normal.
post #26 of 1116
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Happy Birthday Laura! It sounds like you had a great birthday lunch today.

Waiting to hear from Lydia.... She had a great bishop score going in. I'm hoping it's smooth and fast for her.

I got great news from my insurance company today (well I opened the mail tonight that came last week)....

We get to see Dr Joel. I'm going to call his office tomorrow at work if I have time so I can schedule Hazel's WBV with him. I'm super excited. We're so over BMC.

Back to work tomorrow morning....
post #27 of 1116
what's a bishop score?

eta: oh, found it on wikipedia... go lydia go! :
post #28 of 1116
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
Happy Birthing Lydia!

So I have a question. about 12 years ago I had this friend. She was in Toronto area and we talked online a lot. She came and visited me several times. This friend was an emotional wreck. I was always on the phone talking her out of killing herself. She was addicited to pain meds, but you know I was going to help her through it. DH and I got married and she get upset I didn't invite her. She lived on the her side of the continent and we got married at city hall. DH didn't even invite his parents. The only reason my parents were invited was because they were taking Amanda to their house for a week. It never occurred to me to invite her... but she got upset. As time passed she was always in trouble. Supposidly she was raped.. a couple times in this time period. she was always talking about killing herself.. I was always on the phone til rediculous hours of the time helping her when I really needed to sleep so I could be with my family. At some point she started dating and became engaged to DH's friend. But she really treated him like crap. She would come visit and want to spend her time with me not him. She also told a lot of lies to her family about him. Since I knew this finance/bf i knew she was lying. It made me question all the stories she told me about her other BF's being abusing to her. Fraug was NOT abusing her like she said. She got mad cause I couldn't talk to her on the phone cause I had to go pick up DH. I told her one day ahead of time we had an appointment with the mortgage broker and she called me during the appointment. I answered, told her I would call her back later and hung up. She called right back I turned off my phone. By the time we got out of the appointment I had about 15 msgs from her yelling at me for hanging up on her. She was jealous of my husband, she was jealous of my kids... and I felt she was sucking the life right out of me. At this point we had been friends for about 5 years. I finally cut her out of my life in June of 2002. One night in October she called me over and over again for hours leaving a bunch of stupid msgs that made no sense. I refused to talk to her. I figured it was her finally hitting bottom and she needed to find someone close to her to pick her back up. I couldn't do it, I was done.

A few weeks ago DH found an ICQ message from her asking how to get a hold of me. We ignored it. Tonight I found a facebook message saying hi and hoping my family is doing well. My instinct is to add her to ignore. DH thinks I should reconcile with her. She has come out of the closet since I last talked to her and going to school to be a social worker. But.. she took too much energy. I really don't think I want to take the chance of her pulling me back into her crazy world. I have enough craziness in my life.. I don't need someone elses drama.

So.. would you just add her to ignore? I really don't know why DH feels I should "reconcile" with her.
I had a friend like that too, and it was IMPOSSIBLE to deal with her. She was an alcoholic, and had really bad PPD. She was on a couple of different types of meds, but definitely shouldn't have been drinking heavily on top of them. My phone rang once while I was at a party, and she wanted me to talk to her until she died. She was going to go into the garage and turn the car on. I spent the next 45 minutes in the bathroom on my cell phone talking her out of it.

I tried to put up with it for a little longer, but I just couldn't. She actually called my cell the night Ruby was born and Todd had to hang up on her because she kept DEMANDING, very drunkenly, to talk to me. He was smart and turned my phone off.

She tried to call a few times after that, and said that she wanted to be sensitive to my not being able to take calls with a new baby after that. I haven't heard from her in quite a while now. Every once in a while I want to call her to see how she's doing, but I worry about the can of worms that might open. It's too bad, because we were good friends before that started.
post #29 of 1116
I chopped off my hair.. and colored it.. Just a lighter brown.. more golden. And the hairdresser cut it a bit shorter than I wanted. I said 1,2" below my shoulders.. and she cut it at shoulder length. It's growing on me though.

As for my xfriend. I don't know why DH wants me to reconcile with her. I think he thinks that if you are friends for "that long" you should give a person another chance. He keeps telling me that people change. However, I don't want to chance it. I felt like she was a leach sucking the life right out of me. So bye bye.
post #30 of 1116
Oh yea.. and DH couldn't tell I cut my hair. I was like. I HAD 6" CUT OFF!! His answer? "At least it was a $6.99 haircut. I would be annoyed if you paid $20 and I couldn't tell."

Today was the last day of Great Clips $6.99 sale. I didn't even tell DH before I went...I decided to go about an hour before they closed.
post #31 of 1116
Tina - Can you post a pic? I'd love to see it.
post #32 of 1116
That would require taking one. :P I'll think about it.
post #33 of 1116
Aww come on :
post #34 of 1116
Hedy, PM me your address for the McCormick and Schmick's coupon. Nobody else wants one?

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Originally Posted by InochiZo View Post
Yeah, I have access to the phone list, Lee. Marquam is on the way up to OHSU. http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/...am+Nature+Park

I drove right by it the 1st time because on the map it looks like you drive past OHSU but it is actually straight before you take the 1st big turn up to the hill. It was beautiful in the snow.
Thanks for the link!

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I wanna go on a nature hike! I wonder how Chase would do. I guess I could bring a carrier...I need to get out and do more physical things. This cold winter is really wearing on me.
Tryon Creek was pretty safe for a toddler running on the trail, so I liked that. I was glad we brought our yamo, though, as Jake was tired and we used it. Pictures on my blog today
post #35 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Lovely View Post
Hedy, PM me your address for the McCormick and Schmick's coupon. Nobody else wants one?

Tryon Creek was pretty safe for a toddler running on the trail, so I liked that. I was glad we brought our yamo, though, as Jake was tired and we used it. Pictures on my blog today
Ooo, I figured they were both gone! I'll take it! It's DH's birthday soon; maybe he'd like to go there. PMing you my address...

Good to know about the toddler-safe trail. That would be a good stop/activity for us after dropping DH at work.

Speaking of DH, he's got Chase's bug. And apparently much worse. He was up much of the night with trouble at both ends, and I just got him some Pedialyte and Pepto At one point when he made it back to bed (shivering), he said, "This is awful. Chase is such a trooper if this is what he felt like!"

We might go to Airplay Cafe at 10am for storytime...just to give DH some peace. Poor Chase does NOT understand why Dada won't play with him
post #36 of 1116
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Ooo, I figured they were both gone! I'll take it! It's DH's birthday soon; maybe he'd like to go there. PMing you my address...

Good to know about the toddler-safe trail. That would be a good stop/activity for us after dropping DH at work.

Speaking of DH, he's got Chase's bug. And apparently much worse. He was up much of the night with trouble at both ends, and I just got him some Pedialyte and Pepto At one point when he made it back to bed (shivering), he said, "This is awful. Chase is such a trooper if this is what he felt like!"

We might go to Airplay Cafe at 10am for storytime...just to give DH some peace. Poor Chase does NOT understand why Dada won't play with him
That sucks Karen! Sounds like your dh is totally miserable. I'm REALLY hoping you're not next. When did Chase's diarrhea stop? Stomach bugs are often still contagious to others 48 hours after diarrhea ceases.
post #37 of 1116
I tried Pauline.. but they all looked horrible so I had to delete them. Sorry.
post #38 of 1116
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I love the horse brass too! What's it like there now that the smoking policy has kicked in? I want to try it again. I had to be between asthma flares to even consider going to that place before though.
the last time i went was dec 30th. i'm sure it still reeeeeeks though. i mean, the walls are totally yellowed. so stanky.

toxic friends....just not worth it.



i loooove tryon creek. i've only been once in the recent past. i used to walk our dog there all the time when we lived in LO. it's so hard to believe it is right in the middle of the city.
post #39 of 1116
Well, I definitely have a head cold. And the person helping me on the volunteer project wasn't actually helping me at all, so now I feel guilty for going to bed and not getting it done, but I also had no way of knowing whether or not she was actually doing the work, because there was no communication. I finally just gave up and turned the computer off.

I should have just kept going.

Now I'm waiting to see if it still needs to be done, or if the point is moot because the deadline was today.
post #40 of 1116
Dang Karen, I hope everyone feels better soon.

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I love the horse brass too! What's it like there now that the smoking policy has kicked in? I want to try it again. I had to be between asthma flares to even consider going to that place before though.
I missed all this talk about the Horse Brass. It was awesome! No stink at all. And I could see clearly across the whole bar. I had a new Hair of the Dog that wasn't awesome, and then a pint of the barley wine (11.5% ) that was super yummy. For some reason, the bartender didn't tell me they had Fred on tap, so I was sorely disappointed to see it on the drink list after already having 2 beers. No way could I have had another round after the barley wine. So, I splurged and got a Fred and Adam at New Seasons. I love Hair of the Dog.

Anyway, Horse Brass was really fun. Ryan and I had an abnormally deep conversation for us, so it was a very nice change of pace.
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