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Alix 11-03-2005 02:37 PM

Old Venting Thread
 
OK, inspired by Brooksy's bad day yesterday I thought I would post this thread for folks to vent those petty things that make us nuts.

Mine is sewing related. My thread keeps breaking, my bobbin ran out and when I tried to refill it the stupid thing went flying somewhere across the room and the thread wound around the post instead. ARGH!:angry: So, I am here for a few minutes to regain my composure and stop swearing at the machine.

wasabi 11-03-2005 02:58 PM

Alix,

Take a deep breath, grab a snack, and start all over again. What are you sewing? I admire people who sew. I never got the hang of it. Good luck.

Alix 11-03-2005 03:00 PM

Thanks wasabi. I am trying to make some sleep shorts (boxers). My favourite pair just bought the farm and I am trying to copy the pattern. Unfortunately for me, I seem to be all thumbs today.

Going to get some tea and that snack you recommended

PA Baker 11-03-2005 03:19 PM

Hope you have a better go at it after your snack, Alix!

Would you believe I was just telling someone at lunch today that I'd love to learn to sew? You have me rethinking that statement!:smile:

Alix 11-03-2005 03:33 PM

Its really not that hard to do unless you are having "One of those days". LOL. OK, I am almost ready to go back at it.

crewsk 11-03-2005 03:34 PM

Oh goody, a venting thread!! Where do I start? I got up at 6 this morning took the kids to school & was at my parents house to clean by 8. Well, I was digging through my moms box of rags for a dust cloth & got stung by a scorpion. Put some sting stuff on it only to discover that I had just put Icy Hot on it. Got that straightened out & went to clean the bathroom. All was going well until I got ready to mop. Well, I decided to be really nice & scrub the bathroom floor to get up all of mom's hair spray. I stepped in the mop bucket & sent it rolling across the floor. After I got that all cleaned up, the rest of the cleaning went smoothly. After cleaning I went to check on my grandma. She cut her leg Tuesday & had to have 12 stitches put in it. Well, while I was there she decided her bandage needed changing & I had to do it. Oh joy!! I hate the sight of blood!! Now, a gory movies doesn't faze me, but a real live persons blood makes my knees weak. I made it through changing the bandage with only 2 breaks for fresh air. I left my grandmas, went to the grocery store & was home by 12. When I pulled into the subdivision, someone had their van blocking the entrance because they were cutting down trees. It took me 20 minutes to find the back entrance to the subdivision!! Since then, all has gone well. Just keeping my fingers crossed that nothing else happens before I go to bed tonight!

Ahhhh..... I feel better now!! Thanks Alix! Oh, I know how it feels to loose it with a sewing machine. I have wanted to toss mine out the window a time or 2.

Barbara L 11-03-2005 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Alix
Its really not that hard to do unless you are having "One of those days". LOL. OK, I am almost ready to go back at it.

I love to sew. I made all of Nancy's dresses when she was growing up. The one thing I don't dare even attempt if I am not in the mood though, is a zipper. If I am not in the mood to do a zipper, I will be taking it out and doing it again. Maybe more than once!

:smile: Barbara

licia 11-03-2005 03:41 PM

May I please add to the venting? Monday my grandaughter was sick and couldn't drive (flu bug that made her dizzy and nauseous). She asked me to pick her son up from daycare and take him to her apartment. I did. When I came out a wrecker had put those boot things on my car and was about to haul it away. I was beside myself and didn't know what was going on. He said I could pay him $57.50 in cash now or $165 to get my car back later. I didn't have $57.50 with me. My sick grandaughter took off to the atm and got money so I could get my car back. It seems her complex has new rules about parking - nothing marked, you just have to know where you can park and where you can't. It has thrown my entire week off. I've forgotten important things and have felt really out of sorts. Hope the next week is better.

GB 11-03-2005 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by crewsk
got stung by a scorpion.

OK please forgive my ignorance, but I am a simple Northern boy who has never seen a scorpion other than on TV. I thought they were poisonous and would kill you if you were stung. I am glad I was wrong for Crewsk sake.

Crewsk that sounds like some day! You need a nice big glass of wine.

My vent is that I have this horrible headache. I have had it since Tuesday night. Yesterday I even stayed home from work it was so bad. I just want it to go away and leave me alone!

crewsk 11-03-2005 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by GB
OK please forgive my ignorance, but I am a simple Northern boy who has never seen a scorpion other than on TV. I thought they were poisonous and would kill you if you were stung. I am glad I was wrong for Crewsk sake.

Crewsk that sounds like some day! You need a nice big glass of wine


Not all scorpions a poisonous. We have what's called wood scorpions around here. They are not real big & the sting feels like a bad bee sting. I've been stung before but it's always a shock!

I think I need to whole bottle!:lol:

licia 11-03-2005 03:49 PM

Crewsk, we have those too, had them worse when we used wood for the fireplace since they like to hide in the wood. I got bit on my shoulder once and it felt like the sting went all the way to my bone. We had quite a time finding it, but dh knew from my description what had bit me. Glad they aren't like those in Mexico.

texasgirl 11-03-2005 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by crewsk
Oh goody, a venting thread!! Where do I start? I got up at 6 this morning took the kids to school & was at my parents house to clean by 8. Well, I was digging through my moms box of rags for a dust cloth & got stung by a scorpion. Put some sting stuff on it only to discover that I had just put Icy Hot on it. Got that straightened out & went to clean the bathroom. All was going well until I got ready to mop. Well, I decided to be really nice & scrub the bathroom floor to get up all of mom's hair spray. I stepped in the mop bucket & sent it rolling across the floor. After I got that all cleaned up, the rest of the cleaning went smoothly. After cleaning I went to check on my grandma. She cut her leg Tuesday & had to have 12 stitches put in it. Well, while I was there she decided her bandage needed changing & I had to do it. Oh joy!! I hate the sight of blood!! Now, a gory movies doesn't faze me, but a real live persons blood makes my knees weak. I made it through changing the bandage with only 2 breaks for fresh air. I left my grandmas, went to the grocery store & was home by 12. When I pulled into the subdivision, someone had their van blocking the entrance because they were cutting down trees. It took me 20 minutes to find the back entrance to the subdivision!! Since then, all has gone well. Just keeping my fingers crossed that nothing else happens before I go to bed tonight!

Ahhhh..... I feel better now!! Thanks Alix! Oh, I know how it feels to loose it with a sewing machine. I have wanted to toss mine out the window a time or 2.


:ohmy: :ohmy: Wow crewsk. I hope the rest of your day is better!!!!

crewsk 11-03-2005 03:55 PM

Me too licia! My parents house is in the woods so they tend to get them pretty often even though they no longer have a wood burning stove.


Here's a couple of links about them for you GB.
https://www.ruralfamilymedicine.org/C...toryapu109.htm

https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC2508.htm

GB 11-03-2005 03:58 PM

Thanks Crewsk. That is very interesting stuff!

crewsk 11-03-2005 04:01 PM

Thanks texasgirl!

GB, just reading it gives me the willies!!:eek:

middie 11-03-2005 04:03 PM

glad we don't have hem suckers up here.
though i DID see one in my house one year
on mother's day. the only way i can possibly
think it got here was that it hitched a ride in
my purse when i worked at a flower shop.

Alix 11-03-2005 04:33 PM

Crewsk...make sure it is a MAGNUM bottle! You deserve it.

licia, I think you have every right to be cranky about that. I think I would be sending blistering letters to the manager of the apartment complex, city hall and then every newspaper and TV station who would listen to me. Play up the gramma angle and I bet you will get your money back.

GB, YUCK to the headache! I know just how you feel and I am so sorry you have one! I keep trying different things to get rid of mine, but the only cure is to know what caused it and to fix THAT. I have been drinking LOTS of water when I get one now because I read that if you are properly hydrated your headache will go away faster.

You all have made me feel much better. Thanks for venting with me. Update, I think I have fixed the issue on my machine. I have finished on pair of shorts and they seem to be fine (copying from a hunk of the original shorts, no pattern available) so I will now cut out a couple more pairs.

Ken 11-03-2005 05:04 PM

Is it safe to come home yet? :neutral:

texasgirl 11-03-2005 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken
Is it safe to come home yet? :neutral:


:rofl: I just spit diet soda all over my desk!!!

Alix 11-03-2005 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken
Is it safe to come home yet? :neutral:


NO!!!

Sorry about the soda texasgirl.

urmaniac13 11-03-2005 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crewsk
Not all scorpions a poisonous. We have what's called wood scorpions around here. They are not real big & the sting feels like a bad bee sting. I've been stung before but it's always a shock!

I think I need to whole bottle!:lol:

That reminds me of one occasion years ago when my ex got stung by a tiny scorpion which was sneakily hiding in his shoes while we were in Texas. Neither of us didn't know of such a thing as non-poisonous scorpions, so we all freaked out and rushed to the ER of a near by hospital, looking all purple and green. Boy, the hospital staff were amused!!:lol:

Anyway Crewsk, I hope your day got better... I am with you about blood, actually I am even worse, any Kill Bill like film would make me go
https://bestsmileys.com/puking/2.gif(**thanx Texasgirl for this awesome emoticon!!:mrgreen: )

Well... I think I should take up this opportunity too!! THINGS DROPPING ON THE FLOOR!! (And ME having to pick them up!) My #1 pet peeve!! Why so many things I put my hands on love to escape my grip and just dive onto the floor? Don't they realise I DETEST bending over and picking up things from floor? Not that I am physically lazy, I have no problem with running, jumping cartwheeling, I just can't stand that particular motion!! If they go there unsolicited why can't they take the responsibility of their own action and go back to where they belong after they pleased themselves? Why does it always have to be ME to follow up this mess that THEY caused? Are they picking on me? okay, okay... this has always been my big whim, it really drives me mad though especially when I am in a hurry...

shannon in KS 11-03-2005 05:59 PM

Vent: CEO emails every one today declaring a nice weather holiday, take off at 3...... without pay.... :mad:

Brooksy 11-03-2005 06:32 PM

Wow!! Guys.

I thought I had a bad day.

My thoughts are with all, & I'm glad to see that venting your frustrations has eased the load.

Alix - last time I tried sewing I put the needle through my finger. Don't ask me how it happened but boy it was sore. I now leave that to the intelligent one of the household, it's too dangerous for us mere males. :rofl:

pdswife 11-03-2005 06:37 PM

Boy.. you guys are having rough days.... I'm sorry!


Mines been pretty good so far.... Except that I broke a wine glass that
my neighbor left over here the other day. Dang it! And Paulie just called...
I thought he'd be home all weekend but he's decided to go hunting again.
He'll be leaving Friday from work and be gone until late Sunday night.
Alone time is great but I've had enough now.

kadesma 11-03-2005 06:55 PM

Here goes, got, was not even grouchy, went to work, everything peachy, got home, and mom was over here in 5 minutes asking about her auto insurance...She hasn't driven in a year, car now has dead battery..My sister and I do not want her driving, and when I said we should cancel the insurance, it was scream at me for taking everything away from her..Lordy, I am at my wits end..The last time she drove, she got lost two blocks from home..So I take her to all her appointments and grocery shopping, hair, doctor..BUT...She insists she needs that car..My sis and I are terrified she will get really lost or in an accident..I now want to just go hide under the bed and cry.....At least, she has calmed down and gone home, but, I know, as soon as she see's that insurance bill again, she will come over and the dance will begin again.....Thanks for letting me vent, my kids try to help and they do as much as they can, but, it's easy for them to say hey mom, relax,cuz, they don't have to hear the same lament over and over..I have to learn to deal with it on my own, but talking to all of you really helps...Thank you...
kadesma

urmaniac13 11-03-2005 07:08 PM

Yikes Kadesma!! How old is your mum? Maybe it is a good idea that you guys take her to a medical specialist and get their evaluation on whether she is fit to drive or not... I got a feeling that you will get a support of professional opinion if you do. And try to divide the duty to chauffer her between you, your sis and your kids... and if you need to vent some more, we are all here!!https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/3.gif
https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/6.gifbig hug!!https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/6.gif

mish 11-03-2005 07:36 PM

My cute UPS guy called me ma'am. I realize it's a term of respect, but it's a pet peeve. What happened to Miss?

kitchenelf 11-03-2005 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken
Is it safe to come home yet? :neutral:

LMBO........................

kadesma 11-03-2005 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Yikes Kadesma!! How old is your mum? Maybe it is a good idea that you guys take her to a medical specialist and get their evaluation on whether she is fit to drive or not... I got a feeling that you will get a support of professional opinion if you do. And try to divide the duty to chauffer her between you, your sis and your kids... and if you need to vent some more, we are all here!!https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/3.gif
https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/6.gifbig hug!!https://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...oticons7/6.gif

Thanks Licia, I'm planning to do this for her. I've put it off as I was afraid I'd scare her, but, this has to be dealt with for all our sakes... My girls help me very often with her, but, they do let me take the lead when it comes to deciding things..My sister, well that is another story...Example, she has only been to see mom once since last Christmas, and that was becuase I demanded it...

It's nice to know I can come here to talk though.. Thanks again and hugs back.
kadesma

mish 11-03-2005 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kadesma
At least, she has calmed down and gone home, but, I know, as soon as she see's that insurance bill again, she will come over and the dance will begin again.kadesma

My two cents? Guessing it might not be about the driving, but more about a feeling of loss of independence, that sometimes may come as people get on in years. Is she able to take the bus? Perhaps she might feel more independent. Maybe a local senior center can help and she can get out and be more active on her own? Hope I didn't overstep my bounds. We care about you. :smile:

shannon in KS 11-03-2005 08:40 PM

Hugs, Kadesma, sounds like you are going through what my dearest mother is going through with her Mother. I remember telling my mother, it will all get better, and amazingly it has. My mother glows to just have the opportunity to help her mother, as her mother has helped her all the years before, albeit she has been through a few trials. The circle of life is a beautiful thing, be it visible or not... Blessings, and I am positive the DC family will be here for you and yours, also.

kadesma 11-03-2005 09:20 PM

Thank you Shannon, you've lifted my spirits as have all my dc friends...hugs back..and for your mother and her mother...
kadesma

Alix 11-03-2005 09:22 PM

Ugh. kadesma, you win the prize today. (Although crewsk was pretty close!) It is no picnic dealing with aging parents and the driving issue. I think mish has hit it on the head, it is more about the independence thing than anything else.

I am sorry you have to go through that kadesma. Maybe you could insert in coversations that you have heard it is much cheaper to take taxis than to keep paying for car insurance?

wasabi 11-03-2005 09:32 PM

A lot of us are going thru the same thing, I quess. My mom and dad are at the age when they should stop driving. I worry about my Mom the most. She has been in several fender benders but it's always the fault of the other drivers (so she says). I know exactly how you feel, kadesma.

shannon in KS 11-03-2005 09:36 PM

on a lighter not, wasabi, my grandmother has had a few fender benders herself... my mother called and said the grammy's front plate "God is my co-pilot" was never seen again after the last "oops"...

Piccolina 11-03-2005 09:46 PM

Not to take the venting spot light off of other bigger, more important issues...

My little vent for today (I'm not a big complainer by nature - I think :lol:) is that our computer (hence forth called "pc") is sort of on the fritz. It's not all that new (DH bought it used from an old room-mate of his), and lately it's been refusing to load Windows, so we can't get to our desktops and therefore to the internet! I was pc-less for the better (figure of speech, I assure you!) part of the last two days! Everyone has computer issues at some point, my worry is just if it "goes to the big computer lab in the sky" for good...because I don't know how we'd find a way to get a new one! Guess we'll just take it one day at a time (who's a good pc? Yes you are, yes you are :rofl:)

Many hugs to all those who vented today and who need a little extra strength to help them get through the day (week, month, etc) :kiss:

shannon in KS 11-03-2005 09:56 PM

Piccolina, are you saying I am not the only one that drops to my knees in thankfulness when my blessed computer behaves as I so "humilitously" request, day in, day out?!?!?!?! It is quite stressful when our PC, here in kindly within referred to thereof (cause we have to for some reason respect it), does not frickin' work!!!!!

urmaniac13 11-04-2005 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by mish
My cute UPS guy called me ma'am. I realize it's a term of respect, but it's a pet peeve. What happened to Miss?

I know... I hate it when someone DARES to call me "signora"... make me feel like a grandma!! I decided to pretend that I didn't realise they were calling out to me when this happens!

crewsk 11-04-2005 07:33 AM

Well, I'm starting my morning off with a vent! :wacko: (What a way to start a Friday!:rolleyes: ) TC almost set the mirowave on fire this morning. He decided he was still hungry after eating cheese grits, 3 pieces of bacon, & 2 fried eggs so he put 2 bread sticks that hubby had brought home from a pizza place Wednesday in the microwave for 2 min & 50 seconds!! He & Savannah were sitting at the kitchen table & Savannah started saying "Um... TC, um... TC, um.... TC, the microwave is smoking.":ohmy: I ran into the kitchen just as hubby walked in & opened the microwave. The butter on the breadsticks had started to burn the papertowel they were on. Needless to say, my house stinks to high Heaven now!:sick:

urmaniac13 11-04-2005 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by crewsk
Well, I'm starting my morning off with a vent! :wacko: (What a way to start a Friday!:rolleyes: ) TC almost set the mirowave on fire this morning. He decided he was still hungry after eating cheese grits, 3 pieces of bacon, & 2 fried eggs so he put 2 bread sticks that hubby had brought home from a pizza place Wednesday in the microwave for 2 min & 50 seconds!! He & Savannah were sitting at the kitchen table & Savannah started saying "Um... TC, um... TC, um.... TC, the microwave is smoking.":ohmy: I ran into the kitchen just as hubby walked in & opened the microwave. The butter on the breadsticks had started to burn the papertowel they were on. Needless to say, my house stinks to high Heaven now!:sick:

Lucky for TC that now he has his own scooter for a quick escape!!:rofl: :rofl:

But seriously that must have been a scare and those burned stink can't go away quickly enough!! (I hope you didn't have a problem with smoke alarm for an icing on top!!) Take a deep breath Crewsk, it is TGIF, I am sure things will get better!!
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