Good Friday Morning 5/14/04

  1. wow! good morning everyone! i can't believe it is already the 14th of the month. is it flying by for anyone else? i don't want the summer to go two fast for a few reasons, but mostly because it is my favorite time of year and because i know that once sept. hits, my life will no longer be my own for a couple years.

    how is everyone doing this morning? i didn't make it back because piper wanted to cuddle and i cuddled her to sleep, then i ended up watching survivor (which i don't normally do, but what the heck?) and the frasier finale (disappointing to me) and then er. anyone else watch er and really ticked about carrie not having henry and sandy's family being so horrible? i hope that what she said to the judge helps.

    so, today's question is a heated one.....do you think gays should be allowed to adopt/have children? i vote for yes. there are too many abused children out there that need homes where they can find love and compassion. please remember how much we all care about each other here and lets not get into a huge debate, k?

    so, now that i am done raising hackles...lol .... i really appreciate all the good thoughts ya'll sent me last night after i left. it certainly cheered me this morning when i sat down to read.

    leslie, fran and mickie...i quit cold turkey a couple times, but i always seem to go back. i have decided that if fran and mickie can do it, so can i (and my fil just died from emphysema for goodness sake!). after the pack in the bedroom, i'm done again. that's it. the only problem with not having told bry that i am doing it again is that i don't have his support in quitting again. *sigh* but at least i'll have all of you. they will probably be gone tomorrow night so i'm looking at a start date of sunday. the morning is always better for me because i go the whole night without one, so i can keep going. mickie, i hope you made it through the night....i know you can do it!

    jnette...i love your little huggles people. i can't ever find any huggers anywhere! thanks!

    richard...good to see you.

    fran...i'm in the middle of your post with your medical problems right now, but i'm going to go ahead and post this.

    have a great day guys!!!


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  2. 119 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    I've been fighting a cold for the last few days. I still went to work. I'm NOT going to waste my precious PTO on being sick. If I'm taking time off of work, it's to have fun!
    I had my bike serviced and put on a new front tire too. I'll try to take a good cruise this morning and break in the new tire at least. New tires on bikes need to be driven easy for the first 100 miles or they are slippery.
    Still waiting for the remainer of my chrome to come in. Ups tracking says by Wed.
    So, I'm up early, sipping a cup of coffee and waiting for the rest of my family to rise. I like this ME time.
    -Russell
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    Ok, so Fran, because I basically know nothing, I have some questions...

    Was all the itching, etc. in the beginning an allergic reaction or something more?

    How old were you at this time?

    Why did it seem to keep getting worse instead of better since you had gone off the meds?

    Do you think your breathing problems, etc. have anything to do with the allergic reaction years ago?

    What is the prognosis for you now? Are you okay?

    ((((((((((Fran))))))))))))) I love you.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Good morning Russell! I was just asking about you yesterday. I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the quite ME time....I like it too, when I can manage to get up before everyone else.
  6. by   scrubs70
    Good Morning everyone, I have missed you guys. End of the day here for me and was not real productive but then tomorrow is another day.
    Tomorrow sees me doing multiple loads of laundry, planting some roses and violas in the garden, general cleaning and if I get time I may do some baking. Sounds good in theory anyway.
    Hope everyone has a fantastic day
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    I've been fighting a cold for the last few days. I still went to work. I'm NOT going to waste my precious PTO on being sick. If I'm taking time off of work, it's to have fun!
    I had my bike serviced and put on a new front tire too. I'll try to take a good cruise this morning and break in the new tire at least. New tires on bikes need to be driven easy for the first 100 miles or they are slippery.
    Still waiting for the remainer of my chrome to come in. Ups tracking says by Wed.
    So, I'm up early, sipping a cup of coffee and waiting for the rest of my family to rise. I like this ME time.
    -Russell
    Ha !!! I hear you about not wasting that precious PTO time for being sick ! :chuckle I'm the same way... unless it's an absolute "no other way".

    And I agree about that precious "ME time" as well... I like to sit out on the front porch early in the am with my coffee, listening to the birds singing in the new day, and watching the hummingbirds chase each other away at the feeder... heh.

    And a grand good morning to ALL !!!

    Well, better get cleaning.. toady I scrub the tub, tiles, wash the showercurtain and lay out the new bathmats... then clean the microwave, toasteroven, fridge, and coffeepot.

    That'll keep me busy awhile! I'll check back later !
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Jnette! Have fun cleaning! LOL!

    I'm gonna take the kids outside after I catch up here. It gets too hot later in the day so I'll take them out this morning, then come inside to do my cleaning, etc.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Actually had four new students begin my program this week, so I am extremely happy. That is our record to date since we have rolling start dates.

    It is dark now on this part of the world. Will be picking up a friend arriving from the US after midnight tonight.....actually another nurse.. .. her first time to this part of the world.

    Have a great day
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Hi Suzanne and Richard! Morning! Or night on you guys' part of the world! LOL!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    good morning to each of you.

    i am going to start exercising more that school is over and what better time than right now. it will consist of inside exercise because it will take a few days or so to "warm" this body up from not exercising for a long time.

    have a great day!
  12. by   ARmickie
    Good morning all! It's another dreary day here, as we're expecting more rain. It's expected to move out before the weekend, though.

    Well, thanks for all the good wishes and such. I *did* manage to make it through the night, and I'm doing fine so far this morning. Of course, the coffee still doesn't taste the same w/o a cig, but I'm hoping I'll get used to it.

    I should clean my little house today as well, I suppose. I figure I can mop the kitchen and vaccuum everywhere else today. I keep second guessing myself on the LPN/BSN situation. I know that want to finish with a BSN so it makes sense to just go straight for it. On the other hand, if I go for the LPN, I can do the RN/BSN thing online and such, and I can work at the same time. I already called my school and cancelled my interview that was supposed to be today. They said that if I wanted, I could interview again in July before they made their decision for the fall classes. I just don't know... but I know I'd better be making up my mind.

    As far as should gay couples be allowed to adopt children. I have to say this is something I'm torn about. On one hand, I have to go with what the Bible says about men and women. On the other hand, the Bible also tells me it's not my place to judge... I do know a lesbian couple that have a child. One of the women had been married before and adopted a baby. When she divorced her husband, she got custody of the child. Later (after about a year) she and her girlfriend moved in together. I didn't know the child, so I have no idea of what was going on with her. So.. as I said, it's not for me to judge, and I'm glad that I'll never be put in a position to either condone or condemn the gay adoption issue.

    Anyway...time for me to sneak around on line for a bit. Y'all be good!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Mickie! Glad you answered the question and so honestly too! I get torn with what the Bible says as well......
  14. by   FranEMTnurse
    good morning kim, and all.
    i'm hapy we were able to start your day off on a positive note.
    in answer to your question, for the reason you posted concerning gay people adopting the little people, you bet. that type of environment has to be much better than some of the environments they come from. better to be raised by a couple who love the child, than in a hostile environment, or an institutional environment.

    did you see er last night? that very issue is now being addressed. carrie's mate sandy is now dead, and carrie is going to court to gain custody of baby henry, who sandy's family took when sandy died. when i heard carrie's plea to the judge, it was enough to make me cry.

    good morning ((((((hugs)))))

    fran

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