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elfenprincess
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   Posted 12/14/2011 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I've been sick for the past four days or so and sleeping alot because of it. I'm so sick of living with my family, all they do is fight over the dumbest things...my dad is really neurotic and slightly "off" and I think this is because he had a stroke years ago. He's mostly recovered and can talk, and walk normally but the way he acts is strange, he gets really OCD over little things and spaces out alot. He hasn't been able to keep any of the new jobs he's gotten and my Mom is always frustrated with him over this. I think they're both depressed with how their life is going but neither of them believe in admitting to having problems really, they just ignore them hoping they'll go away. So I live with them, and my brother, who has had lots of problems over the years-mainly having to do with drugs and alcohol..he lives with us too and hasn't found a job yet, mostly goes out and parties with friends and spends whatever little money he does have. And my grandma, who is very overweight and is apparently a closet eater (my mom told me about this, and said she's just waiting for her to drop dead so she stops eating all the food in the house! Oh my god :o haha) I guess she eats all the food after we've left the house or gone to bed. Today I feel really ugly and down on myself because nothing's going right, but I'm also laughing at it all. How ridiculous life can get and what a circus I live in ;p I have a dark sense of humor sometimes, so if I can also laugh at my depression, it kind of helps.

What is going on in everyone else's life lately? How was your day?

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   Posted 12/14/2011 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My day kind of sucked. Our vehicle is down and we are trying to get it fixed. It is just that the guy doing it got sidetracked and I don't know if it will get finished tonight or not. We were suppose to have Christmas with the grandkids today and weren't ablt to do it. So I know my granddaughter is upset. She waits for us by the window to show up. I feel so bad. The vehicle broke down yesterday while my husband was in town. He thought he just ran out of gas. But I guess it is the fuel pump, which is expensive. Just waiting for the guy to put it back on. They had to take the gas tank off to do it. ugh...

I see you have a lot going on. I think you are right about laughing about the situation. That is the best way to handle it if you can do it that way. I tend to ignore things that I don't like. That works for me. If you can't ignore it, you just deal with it the best that you can. And if humor works, that is great.

I hope that things stabilize in your home. I am sorry that your grandmother is a closet eater. A lot of us eat for comfort, and that is probably what she is doing. Sounds like you could write a book. Or a screen play... You never know.

Hugs, Karen
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elfenprincess
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   Posted 12/14/2011 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your car, I hope you can get it fixed soon...and it's not too expensive :/

My grandma eats for comfort, I'm sure...it's been her way to cope for along time, I do it too sometimes. I just hope she doesn't take it too far, but at this point she is going to do what she will (she's almost 80 years old).
Sometimes I think I could make a book or movie out of my life haha. And probably many of here could as well...

<3

sos007
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   Posted 12/14/2011 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Elf...I was laughing right with you, I think you have a great sense of humour. Believe it or not most families have some sort of dysfunction in them. I also think you have a great outlook on how you handle your depression. You have a real ability for writing...who knows maybe Karen is right and we will see it in a screenplay.lol...

I had physical therapy today and they put me in traction..ugh...now I am in bed (thank goodness for laptops)with ice packs on my back. Did not really do anything that productive today.

Karen...so sorry you missed your Christmas with your grand kids. Will you be able to reschedule for another day. Dang cars and there problems they always happen when you need them the most. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Take care Ladies....Amy
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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/14/2011 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry myou missed xmas with frandkids-i know how much you were looking forward to see them...maybe another day? We had one car most of our lives and i know youm live ina rural area so it really sucks...hope it gets fixed soon...

My day was non-productive. Section 8 is not even taking apps and susidized housing here is crime ridden so =that is a not an option. katie said her XConceta made her very nauseaous and headachy, I hope the s/e go away quickly, it is aexam week and she needs to do well especially in 32 classes...had a good session with guidance counselor...willing to chamge classes for her if sadhd plays havoc with her.

I hope car gets fixed soon dear, it sucks being without one and i hope you get xmas with the grankids.

Love Maggie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 12/14/2011 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry karen, jamie

maggie glad katie had a good session with her g/c. jamie
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getting by
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   Posted 12/14/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks you guys. We have a tentative date for tomorrow. But after that, I don't know when. Maybe after Christmas as they are going on vacation. We'll see, one day at a time, right?

I think you all are really great. I love the humor. We could probably all make a movie out of our disfunctional families. I am sure I could.

Maggie, I hope that the concerta works for Katie. I took it before, but with the fibromyalgia, I don't think I had enough acid in my stomache to break the darn thing down. It worked well when it worked. But it wasn't consistant for me. I didn't take it for adhd though, I took it for energy. I hope that the side effect go away for Katie and that ir works well for her. Keep us posted.

Jamie, I hope that you are feeling better today. I hope that this is a good day for you.

Amy and Elf, I hope that you are having good days too. Maybe night for you, it is for me.

Take care all,

Hugs, Karen
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greenbean885
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   Posted 12/14/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Elf, sad about the fam situation... Like everyone has said, good that you can see it in a humorous viewpoint. I did that for awhile too... Then, like you, I felt pity for others they could not see what they were doing. What do you have planned for the holidays? I know you're having a rough time... Holidays are hard.

Karen, I hope the car gets repaired soon and that you are able to see the grandchildren. I know how special my grandmother is to me and I'm sure you play that role in their lives as well. I know you make me feel special, so I know you make them feel the same. Prayers for your vehicle.

Maggie... Girl... I just know that something will come through for the living situation. Anything new with your sister? You are doing a great job watching out for little Bean. Don't forget about you too! I wish I could do more to help. So close, yet so far away.

Prayers for all of you, you've helped me through so much. Prayers and of course, love.

Courtney

elfenprincess
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   Posted 12/16/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Just planning on spending Christmas at home with my crazy family...Still need to do all my shopping and don't know what to get anyone! :o

Hope everyone else is coping ok...the holidays really are stressful

getting by
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   Posted 12/16/2011 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
The holidays are really stressful. I did everything really early to make it easier on myself. But I can't always afford to do that. I hope that you don't get stressed out. Keep posting. Know that we all care about you.

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 12/17/2011 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
can't wait till they are over. jamie
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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/17/2011 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
To Bean senior yes, something will happen when it is time to happen..I've gotten very Zen about it. Lil Bean is doing better on meds, said "Mom I'm in a good mood!!!" and she passed all her classes-yah! She and I had a long girl talk about lots of stuff, boys, drinking, pot, depression her fears that I willhurt myself-reassured her thatas long as she is on the Earth, it will never happen.

We decorated outside in our shorts-don't ya just love it!!

You are sounding much better...and tsalking to others about their problems always outs things in oerspective for me...hope you are doing better, butter bean

Love Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
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