This IS the breakroom right? - page 3

It's been a long time and there are many new faces in here and many old friends that I haven't seen for a ....well, it's been too long. I'm really glad to see Aimee's name here as moderator. She is... Read More

  1. by   NursesRmofun
    Well, you and your wife are smart to have worked some things out and continue to work toward your new goals. Sounds good. Two years barely seeing each other has got to make life more stressfuly. Welcome back (a second time)....
  2. by   jnette
    Sounding good, Rusty.

    So glad to hear you've made some positive changes in your life.. sometimes we just have to dig deep and take inventory. I wish you all the success in the world, and am pleased to hear things are going well for you and yours.

    Hey... did you get that log cabin built for your daughter? That's the last I heard from you.. when you were beginning to build. Are the kids all doing well? Fill us in, as you find time.

    Good to have you back.
  3. by   Rustyhammer
    The cabin is still a work in progress. I have so many irons in the fire that I'm not getting any completed. The cabin, a tall fence around my property, a new room off of the deck....
    Thinking about buying a house to flip this spring but we'll see.

    -R
  4. by   VickyRN
    Welcome back!!!
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    The cabin is still a work in progress. I have so many irons in the fire that I'm not getting any completed. The cabin, a tall fence around my property, a new room off of the deck....
    Thinking about buying a house to flip this spring but we'll see.

    -R
    Wow.. you're a busy man.

    Just be careful you don't burn yourself out. Easy does it. (((hugs)))
  6. by   aimeee
    My name might be here, Russell, but I'm afraid I've been rather absent. My teens had pretty much taken over the internet and I had been relegated to about 15 minutes online in the morning while I swilled my java juice. However, we have now gotten cable so I can be online at the same time so I am re-entering cyberlife and trying to get caught up here.

    Its great to see you back!
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    I know what you mean about that mid-forties "crunch time", Rusty. I went through something similar myself; it all started when a male nurse friend of mine died in August 2004 from lymphoma. Things were sort of weird for a while after that; it was an unsettled time, rather like going through puberty again. I didn't enjoy it, but somehow I knew there was a purpose to all the discomfort.

    Then when my first grandson was born a year later, I finally understood what life was all about, and it wasn't merely staving off death.........it was fully experiencing everything life had to offer, learning the lessons God wants us to learn, and making the most of the gifts we've been given. (Or so goes my own interpretation, anyway.)

    Ever since then, I've become mellower and more contented, and I don't seem to need or want much more than what I've already got. I have a great husband and beautiful family, a nice home, enough money and material possessions, and a job that I'm crazy about; my kids are almost all grown and they're turning out fine, and they are producing the greatest grandkids on the planet:spin: What else could I possibly need? I love my life---and though it's not perfect, it's certainly good enough for me. I'll be 48 in a couple of months, and I'm actually looking forward to my 50s and beyond, instead of dreading the aging process as I did for so many years.

    OK, I'll shut up now......... Suffice it to say I'm glad you're back with us again, happy and more complete.:spin:
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm back from the funeral of my stepbrother. It was a good turnout and I saw many folks I hadn't seen for a long long time.
    This whole weekend has caused me to contemplate preperations for my own demise. Though I successfully have procastinated it, I suppose I should draw up a will and make the arrangements for my minor children should I not make it to geezerville.
    My stepbrother had life insurance but his daughter is a minor and he didn't have an executor named so I'm sure there will be some conflict over that.

    -Russell
  9. by   aimeee
    Marla, I can relate to what you are saying. I think especially when you work in a profession that brings you into touch with just how fragile life can be, it makes you grateful for every day that you have those simple but all important gifts of life...the love of family and friends, a roof over your head, food in your belly, decent health, etc.

    Russell, yes, you should have a will! Make an appointment right now before that compulsion ebbs away!!

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