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Old 04-20-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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hunting bugs is fun! your bug box sounds adorable....you are such a cool mom.....that story about what your dd said to you at the park made me teary eyed....don't be sorry, i get that way easily...i like it....its just part of who i am.....full of emotions ready to flow outta me
my dd is seven....her name is aveena maia....she wasn't really sick but she was sniffling a little and worked it to her advantage....
i hope your getting your packing done....moving can be fun....a new home and place to explore....new friends to meet....
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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AmyMarie, your daughter has such a pretty name! My girl is Maren Edel. My parents names are Marlene and Ed. All the same letters are used to spell Maren and Edel. Sort of a tribute, I guess. Also, if you're happy tearing up, then I'm happy to keep em' coming.

I've decided I kind of enjoy having somewhere like this to post little blurbs when I feel like they really should be written and recorded somewhere. I am considering looking in to this blogging thing. Anyone know much about them? Are there better blog sites than others?

Anyhow, without further delay, the bug circus, with their new names:

1 Mayfly - Chuck - Sow bug Juggler
6 Black Field Crickets - Herc, John, Doris, Mable, Lucy, Susie-Q - Trapeze masters
3 Snails - Melvin, Tom, Patrick - members of an elite band of racing snails
1 Large Ground Beetle - Goliath - Strong man
3 Smaller Beetles - Arnold, Jerry, Posey - Dwarven circus hands
1 Click Bug - Wiley - Part of the freak show
14 Sow Bugs - Nameless Sow bugs for Chuck to juggle
7 Pill bugs - Roland, Chance, Sassy, Wilbur, Elanor, Helga, Martin - Clowns in a small car
1 Large Irritable Slug - Oscar - The announcer
1 Fluffy black and brown Caterpillar - Brittney - Dancing caterpillar
1 Spiney black Caterpillar - Aslan - Dancing caterpillar
1 Cocoon - Babyface - Smallest woman in the world, part of the freak show
2 Earthworms - Brandy, Bobby - Tight rope walkers
1 Grub - Dirk - Popcorn salesman

May they go forth, back unto the bug world and entertain the masses. Or something like that.
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Thanks for your reply! I just wanted to make a quick response here before I go finish up some packing. I think that this realising I'm not in love with the men Ive been dating thing is really very confusing. To me at least. See, I kept asking the gay people I knew and met if they always knew they were gay. Every damn one of them always said yes. This confused me because I always knew I was attracted to girls as well as boys, but I've never known and still don't know for certain if I am gay. For the longest time I took this to mean that I can't be gay, since I didn't know from early on.

Your post is very helpful on this topic, since it shows me that perhaps I don't have to have always known, in order for it to be true. Thank you.
Sexuality is so fluid. If you take a look at Kinsey's scale (which is a theory, so not necessarily true, but makes sense) only 10% of the population are completely heterosexual and only 10% of the population are completley homosexual. Everyone else falls somewhere in between.

I had a student ask me yesterday if kissing a girl made someone gay. I told her that just the act of kissing a girl doesn't make someone gay and that sexuality is a personal recognition. Essentially, you can call yourself whatever you want to and it doesn't matter what you've called yourself in the past because people change.

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wow miss minkey boodle sure can come up with some creative names!....
i like to read some blogs at blogspot....i have a myspace and i have a blog on there....i like writing my thoughts and feelings out....i have a journal i write in for more private stuff but i like when people read and comment on myspace....
hope your doing good and the packing is coming along....
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Just a few thoughts today.

We're moving in one week and I am a wreck. Why I can't just be one of those fly by the seat of my pants kinda gals is beyond me. I'm positive I won't get everything done in time. Of course I do work better under pressure and realistically I will most likely have everything packed, shipped and ready to leave two days before the actual flight. Now, if I could just get my brain to accept this novel concept!

Today I came to the realization that I really need a girlfriend. I've never been able to properly fall in love with a man. I still have no idea why, really. It seems like a plausible notion. Of course, the problem now is that I'm not sure if I can love a girl either. I've decided once I move I have to try, though. There is no sense in putting off what could be my true identity and destiny because I'm nervous like a school girl. So, lookout Toronto womenfolk, here I come!

I ordered two new pairs of jeans today. Yay! I'm really not a skirt person. About 5 months ago I went on a wardrobe rampage and tossed out old pants I didn't fit into any more, pants with holes, pants with silly patches I once thought were cool sewn on them, sweat pants, cut off shorts, tons of shirts, sweaters and even panties and socks that were more than a year old. The giant tossing session left me with a small but adequate sized wardrobe in all areas except pants. I ended up with two pairs of jeans and one long skirt. Over the last 4 months those two pairs of jeans have been so abused they aren't even wearable any more. The last week I've had nothing to wear on my lower half aside from that one long skirt, which I hate with a passion. I ordered two pairs of jeans from a town about three hours from where I live in the boonies. A friend is driving from there to another friend close to me on Saturday so he is going to pick them up for me tomorrow and drop them off for me on Saturday. I'm so excited, I love new jeans!

I've just realized the highlight of my week has been ordering new pants. God, I am getting old and boring, I tell ya! Maybe I'll take up sky diving or hot air ballooning just to balance it all out.

Hope all you mamas are doing well this week.
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Just chiming in here a sec...sounds to me like you need to find the right _person_. I've dated men and women, and altho I loved several times, I didn't find the person I could be with the rest of my life and have children with until I met my DP.

She won't carry a purse either. I think she figures that's what mine is for - all _her_ stuff! I can occasionally convince her to carry a backpack tho - L.L. Bean even sells a diaper bag backpack

Your daughter sounds like she rocks!

Hoping your move goes well and smoothly...oh, and send the long skirt on over to me I'm the one with the skirts, and toolboxes, in this civil union
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hi arriotty! i hope the packing is almost done and you are able to relax a bit....new clothes are always fun.....this morning when i went outside to warm up my car i saw the cutest baby bunny with her mama in my front yard....the highlight of my day so far....aveenas dad signed her up for soccer and shes very excited....she looks so adorable in her soccer outfit....
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Okay, so three weeks ago I made booking arrangements to ship a cat I was tentatively taking care of to her new home, which is three hours away from where I live. I booked it, and all seemed fine. Aside from the fact that the kid who booked it found out I was coming in to his office area on friday when I have to pick up my dog from the live handling desk in Toronto airport. He insisted I take his number and call him when I got in so he could take me "clubbing." Uh huh, yeah.

So anyways the people on the other end decide the date isn't good for them, so I call again a few days later to rebook it. It turns out the kid who booked it entered a whole different city where I would be dropping off the cat. His buddy was the one to take the call, and when I mentioned his friend had tried to pick me up he laughed and put me on hold to razz the other guy about it. Then we find out he had to enter the wrong departure city THREE times when he originally made the plan. The two cities in question sound nothing alike, either. It's a mystery how he ended up with the other one. So anyways I finally get done re-booking it, all is well, the second guy then tries to pick me up as well, claiming him AND his friend will take me "clubbing." In order to save hassle I informed him I was an aspiring lesbian and had no interest in clubbing with them. Then he told me they would take me to all the hot gay bars. What's worse is these two will be there when I have to pick up my dog the day I fly. I'm going to have to run into one of these dolts!:

They asked me how much the cat weighed. I told them. They gave me the dimensions of the kennel she would need, and informed me I would have to find one with metal bolts, or add them myself, apparently plastic ones just won't due. We all know how cats turn green and gain super feline strength when confined in a kennel, it seems metal is needed to hold them back from ripping out of the kennel and perhaps the entire aircraft as well. I had to order an airline approved kennel, it cost an arm and a leg. I then had to add metal bolts to it per their instructions.

Okay so they had told me to be two hours early or the cat would not get on the plane. Well her plane was set to leave at 10:00 am this morning, which meant I needed to be there by 8:00 am. Like a dolt I already packed and shipped my alarm clock to the new place. So I realised I would never get up on time to meet my ride if I didn't stay up all night. We get there at ten minutes to 8:00 and I'm thinking hey sweet, for once I am on time. Wrong. It turns out the place doesn't even open until 8:30 am. We end up having to wait around for a half an hour. Finally I take the cat in and this very portly and manly looking woman sternly informs me that they will not accept this kennel, because she (the cat) has to lower her head a half an inch to sit up straight in it. Great. Awesome. Thanks.

Off to the pet store we race, to see if they had a larger one in the same shipment. Well, the pet store doesn't open until 9:30 am. Scratch that. We head over to Canadian Tire. I found a kennel in there that was a medium size, instead of the small size we'd already bought. Only it doesn't have metal bolts, OR plastic bolts that I can even swap for metal bolts. It has flat snappy things to hold it together. However the tag says "airline approved." So I buy it, thinking if they refuse it I can just return it. We race back to the airport and I show them the new kennel. They tell me right away sure they will accept it. I am baffled of course and ask them WHY then was there such a hassle over having metal bolts? They tell me they started accepting these kind recently because they say airline approved and so many people show up with them that they couldn't be bothered to deal with the angry customers any more. Okay, fine. I wish someone had told me this two weeks ago, but fine. So I go put the cat in the new kennel, and come back to the desk. Great, it is now 9:30 am and her flight leaves in a half hour. They inform me she will be missing this flight and I will have to re-book her on to the next flight out.

Of course, sending in the booking order to the live animals desk in Toronto takes an HOUR for a response with a price so I can pay and get the hell out of there finally. Just in case you were wondering, hanging out in a tiny airport with a 6 yr old girl and a mewling feline is not all that much fun. I left a message on the machine of the woman picking her up, I still have no clue whether or not she got the message or not. Worst case scenario she misses the flight, goes home to check the message and has to drive all the way back to the airport an hour away to pick up the cat. That poor, poor feline. I feel SO guilty. I know it will be better for her, she's an old cat and she is going to a farm with no other cats or dogs and no kids to pester her. She will have run of the house and be able to chase mice in the barn until her little heart is content. But I still feel bad. I had grown sort of attached to her, I guess.

Anyhow, I'm really not sure why Air Canada doesn't answer their phone with "We don't actually want your business, please prepare for us to dick you around mercilessly." It really seems that way to me.

I guess this was a rant, I needed to get it out. I still haven't slept, but the last of the boxes to be shipped will be going tomorrow, so I feel less anxious about that.
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wow....that sucks....well at least your almost done and feeling a little less anxious....thats so crazy those two guys both asked you to go clubbing.....hope all is going well and your having a good day.....
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My ride is coming to get me in about 5 hours. I'm so not looking forward to the plane. Had I mentioned I really hate to fly? I'm always positive the flight I happen to be on will be the statistic flight that crashes and burns. I really think I need to stress less, I'm starting to sound like my mother. God help us all.

So, everything is shipped already, except my computer, which I will be packing up in the next half hour or so. Talk about waiting until the last minute. I am a computer junkie, I have realised this now. I wonder if I need some sort of intervention. I'm shipping the computer out right before I go to the airport, so I guess I won't get it for another 5 days or so. I suppose I can handle not reading my birth stories until I'm ready to sleep for 5 whole days. I mean, if I have to.

Also, I started a blog! It's official, I'm a blogger. I don't know how I get sucked in to these trends. I really don't. I need bitch lessons. Surely there has to be someone that teaches women like me to just say no to trendy crap I don't really need in my life. I am doomed. I don't know why I keep trying to fight it, I should just give in and get a job in the computer field.

I'm babbling at this point. I'm going to shut up now. See all you mama's in a week or so. Play safe!
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i hope you made it safely to your new home.....its better to be a computer junkie than other types of junkies.....if you feel like sharing your blog i'd love to read it.....blogging may be a trend but i think its a great way of release and venting and getting stuff out of our systems.....hope your having fun unpacking....
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I am beat.

The new place is good. Not so fond of Toronto itself mind you. A large angry lesbian kicked me in the shin yesterday. Apparently I'd taken her shopping cart before she'd gotten her coin back. Nice girl.

Giant rainstorm today. I liked it. I missed the thunder and lightening storms in Ontario. Had the little one out dancing in the rain.

Absolutely everything about my flight went wrong. They lost the cat for 4 hours. They sent the dog to the wrong place for me to pick up. They gave us seats that were already booked by someone else. I threw up 4 times on the plane, and a tall jewish boy stood in the isle almost the entire flight....right in the way of the movie that was playing. We're here now though, and it's good.

Got an internal ultrasound done, as well as a normal one. Apparently I have no polyps, no tumors, no fibroids, no cysts. However my uterus is apparently "bumpy". They now want to biopsy the uterus and see if they can tell what the bumpy texture is all about. If it turns out to be nothing they are thinking the reason for my periods lasting months and months is hormonal. Fabulous. I guess hormonal problems is better to treat than tumors. I was really worried about tumors. I'm so glad there are no tumors!

Okay, it has been a loooong day and I am beat. I must sleep. Yes, sleep.
Mmmm sleep.

Will chat more later, I hope everyone here is alive and kicking.

P.S. Amymarie, I'm not sure what to do with the blog yet, so far all it has on it are posts that I've previously made on this site, but wanted to remember later on, so I stuck them in my blog as well. I'll look into it more tomorrow and fix it up so it's suitable for viewers. Then you can take a look. I think I should start posting there daily. Anyway, hugs @ you dollface. Thanks for posting on my thread in my absence. You big cutiehead, you.
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One of my lesbian friends carries a "purse" but she calls it her "satchel" and now we all use the same term!
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thats cute.....i'm gonna start calling my bags satchels.....
arriotty i'm happy to hear the new place is good.....that sucks about the angry lesbian.....dancing in the rain sounds like a great way to celebrate your new home.....thats scary about your uterus.....thank goddess no tumore were found.....
i post the same things on different sites sometimes too.....i like to write silly poetry and heavy feelings wearing me down....it really is such a release for me to get it out of my head.....thanks for the hugs and sweet words.....hugs right back at ya.....
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