Just a simple "Hello", "Thanks", or chat! Back to DocteurRalph's profile...
Nice to see you around too.
Goldarn...I've been gone a long time :) Heard someone say "goldarn" and thought it's better than what I usually say...lol. (I cuss. A lot. Shame on me.)
I didn't kiss my parents' ***ass either. I don't think either of my brothers did, either. I also could hardly be in the same room as either of them. I think it's getting better. IDK...there are ups and downs. I really should just write them out of my life, to be honest....but I'm too much of a pushover.
They joined us for part of the time while we were at Disney World, and I saw....old people. It was amazing to see my parents being so frail and fragile. Barely able to handle it.
Thinking about doing ANOTHER trip like that in the spring again. It was just so amazing! GREAT (and quality) family time! Without my parents, who were really only there for 4 days at WDW anyway...we were gone for 31 days, total, I think. Not sure. It was originally planned to be a 27 day trip, but my 6 year old got pneumonia, so we made our way home v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y
Hope things are good for you. My kids are in all their stuff. My oldest still doesn't drive and he is mad at us about that. My husb is a state trooper though, and so we waited for him to get his permit and that caused getting the actual license to take a while. So he will get it in a month. Then, holy crapoly.....
I also LIKE driving him around :)
Because, you know. I'm overly attached to the kids :)
Is your son still at home? Working with you? It would be great to be able to have a kid who works with you...and lives at home.
And...good for you for not kissing your dad's ***ass. Nobody feels good about themselves when they do that. Fighting with a parent is rough, too, though. But it's great that it worked out. He knew you were the type who couldn't hold your hand out, so he made sure you were still taken care of later on....
I concur. Hope she's got other difficulties straightened out as well.
Sure thing, doc.
The blackness of space is meant to draw others in. Well, my pic was always the sky as neutra, and was a blue girl on a black background as S.p.
😗 😗 😘
Well, it seems to have worked.. ;) My naughty years.. 10 years ago. Now I wouldn't fit in the picture! ;D xx
Just for you, Doc.. (if it works!)
Why would u say it is a bad idea asking him that? I have felt worried he would try to hurt me.
I think ure prob right he is unsure so I do feel abit more at ease if that is to be the case. I have felt very threatened receiving attention from him since he bullied me after I rejected him in school.
Im not sure asking if he wants to be friends is something I particularly want to do considering havent spoken to him in ages.
I haven't contacted him.
I know ill bump into him again and it makes me feel anxious. thinking sending on facebook do u think its not wise?
Dr Ralph in relationship to the post https://www.help-qa.com/posts/498-im-not-sure-w...
the person im scared off I wrote this, do u think its a bad idea? "Please don't hurt me. why do u want to hurt me? Im scared you want to hurt me. I just tried to leave you alone because I thought that’s what you wanted.
Taking into consideration the illness I had, If I don’t get a response I take it you don’t feel comfortable round me and I will be KEEPING my distance"
Help-to-go also had some rather undesirable rules and regulations in my opinion, but it feels good, almost surreal to be back.
It's wonderful to hear that my carrot-coveting bunny provided some warm-fuzzies to you as well. :) I'm glad to hear you are on a role of feeling well. Pretty sure I found this site at 13 or 14, when I ignored grammar in the adolescent fashion of the times, and now, at 22, much has changed of course.
I have really missed having this "corner" of the internet where I feel a sense of belonging. Haven't had that in a while... Nostalgia is one potent feeling, sir!
Yes, I was on the old site. I looked back through emails alerts from old help.com, and my original username was jadecat which was later changed to WritetheHeroine. Thanks for the reminder. I completely forgot what it was.
It feels strange and wonderful to be here again. The intermediate forum set up was not to my liking so I didn't really participate and would just look through from time to time. I hope you're doing well.
I'm so glad I wasn't forgotten, it really has been a while.
So far.. managed to settle down a bit, found a nice job, and have been working on writing and some game dev on the side. Really boring. but I also enjoy boring so much.
How're things on your side?
(I still giggle at your profile line)
Were you in trouble a lot?
My dad should have never had kids. It's less about not lik8ng kids and more about psychopathology, inability to control anger, and constant need to be in control.
Boys are more valuable in my childhood family, too; though my dad didn't hold back on my brothers, either.
It's too bad that you were singled out and given less materially... which often means less emotionally and in every other consideration.
Were you ever able to build a relationship with him?
Sorta makes sense? 😂
Well. Lucky for me I’m not Mormon!
I know of a couple polygamist families. Dangerous and scary. Not something I want to be around.
But modern day Mormons have abandoned that practice, I believe. For the most part they’re kind, normal people. Many of them are judge mental and crude, but so are many non-Mormons. So. “Normal” it is.
I got some small LED light strips to put beneath my kitchen cabinets so I can see better, but the wires are either way too long or just barely too short. I’ve either got 2ft of wire or 2in. What kind of design is that? The 2in is designed for chaining the strips, but I need to jump the microwave so I can have lights on both sides. 🙄
Wait- hate what?
And do the colon then type the emoji name to do an emoji!
So do “:wink” and hit enter and it will give you the emoji.
Or you can copy and paste the emojis that you find elsewhere. 😊
Rocco? We’ve been friends for years. He’s the one that brought me to this site. 😛
We’re just friends though. And he’s got a girlfriend. They’ve been dating for like 7 years or something.
I love kids, but I don’t think I’d be a good mother. Im good at being patient and playing when the time comes, but I don’t like to get distracted from things I’m doing and I feel like that’s all a kid does. 🙄 I’ll just be the cool aunty. 😉
And luckily for me, I’m quite independent and one of my peeves is laziness and uselessness- so if they can’t get things done, then I don’t give them the time of day. I promise I won’t get stuck with a bum. 😉
That’s actually the other thing! I enjoy working. I couldn’t stay home. But at the same time, I wouldn’t want my husband to stay home either. AND i don’t want my kids raised by a day care or babysitter. Soooooo kind of an impasse. Sorry unborn babies. Go find another momma.
I love what dancers do. The flexibility and balance is amazing. Unfortunately- the majority of dancers I know are stuck up and not the most fun company to be around.
No kids for me! I’m a loner for life. But I’m perfectly content and happy with that. 😊
I love reading your replies to people! I struggle with words to describe it, but I love how you’re both to-the-point but nice, with just enough kick-in-the-rear backed by your own experiences... yeah that didn’t come out the way I wanted but I’m struggling. 🙄
Basically, my parents weren't really cut out to be parents. My dad kicked me out because I was so much trouble. In reality, I was a really good kid, but I was the one who reported him for abuse.
He was mandated into counseling, and we had to do family counseling (he very rarely went).
I lived in a stairwell for about a week before the woman who did our family counseling found me. She put me in a shelter for abused women and I was able to stay there for 2 months rent free.
Ugh... shouted myself
Yikes! My boy is 17. Turned 17 in March, and I keep saying he's 16
It's so good that your son wotks with you....and it seems like they all live close! That's a bonus! I can move, so my kids' moving doesn't bother me. I already told them I'm going to stalk them for life....🤣
But all 4 of them seem to be going different directions, and that would be hard.... if they end up scattered all oflver the USA or world...
I have a boy, 16; girl, 15; boy, 13; boy, 6
Sounds like we're similar in that. My parents stopped paying for my "stuff" when I was 14 and had my first real job other than babysitting. My dad kicked me out when I was 17. I finished high school being semi homeless. My son is now 17 and I can't even imagine having him leave.
My kids are with me every day since I homeschool.
We've gone so far as to ask if they would both like to go to college in FL and we could maybe buy a small house there and still live together as a family...lol.
And they are not entitled, bratty millenials. They are respectful, kind, and pull their own weight (when we moved in July, my sons did a majority of the heavy lifting and dau carried boxes for hours. They never complained and never asked for pay. They all watch out for and love their 6 year old brother with a passion and tenderness that is usually only seen in parents, too)...but yeah, they are more "spoiled," I guess, than we were growing up. On the other hand, they are more sensitive to others and kind than our generation was.
I'm sorry yours are moving out. It's gotta be hard. Who knew you could love someone(s) so very, very much?!? Lol. Had my 1st at 30 and he was unplanned. Before him, I NEVER wanted kids. Thought I would be childless by choice. Now at 47, I'm not opposed to having another, even, if God allows.
Never been to Indiana. But sounds a lot like KS...yuck. i grew up and lived my whole life in CO., but diff parts. As a kid, I lived in the mountains (Leadville: highest town in USA), and later moved to Southern CO, western CO and now northen CO.
My dau keeps talking about TN with the green, rolling hills and how nice everyone is. I think she may be hooked. Lol
Do you have boys or girls or both? Are they ALL grown up now?
My daughter loved TN so much that she wants to move there.
My son wants to move to FL.
They're 15 (dau) and 17 (son), so them moving is a very real possibility soon.
Gaaaaaah!! It's killing me to think of my kids away from home and scattered all over.
Yes, I have an "unhealthy" love and connection to my kids. I realize "motherhood" is my main identity and all consuming. I don't care. My kids are happier and better off than 90% of today's teens.
I realize my "obsession" will be painful for me when they are on their own. I don't care. I will deal with that then.
Sorry for the rant 😊
Hi Ralph. 😊
It’s been so long! Seeing your little man in the diner is so nostalgic for me you have no idea!
How’s everybody? How’s the family? You had a grandchild before the old Help shut down, right? I guess they’re probably a full kid now, huh?
Lol. No, didn't see you. Still in Colo but I follow Pastor Greg Locke on fb and he's fabulous. I'd like to attend services, but he's gone a lot, from what I understand. Will call and be sure he's there
Do you ever go to the Global Vision church in Mt Joliet?
It’s hard but I’m alive
Hey, brother, how's it going?
I'm trying to figure out this Little Nick thing.
First (a couple months ago) "Little Nick" shows up and has a look around. He makes some posts and then abandons them. Then I make like three variations of Avatar for him (at his request) but does nothing with them. Then he goes away.
NOW, he comes back here with his old Avatar, but his name is different AND he's acting like it was the first time he's been back.
I checked - there are two accounts, but it's not the same person. Do you know what's going on?
Thank you. Very good to know :)
Hi :)Any advice on places to NOT stay in Nashville?
I was hacked. Somone keeps removing my friends on my list
Yes, he has agreed to $300. Also, now you, me, Soco and Big Al have all agreed to contribute $75 each. That is the money taken care of!
We are still waiting to hear from Padre if he has the original data or not, but if he does, we can send Rocco the money to finalize the deal by using the donation link here on Help-QA. You can find the link under the FAQ section here.
I'll let you know when Padre has more information.
Great to see you here :)
I am Fern
I know a thing or two, about a thing or two but certainly not everything about everything. I will say this, you are right that I wasn't always Fern, but I am now.
Might want to check you friends request status...
Just to let them know...
When in times you need a shield, just to remind them...
Dam. I remember all those sexy pics of her and I said to myself thay cant be her/him. It was intuition. That was 10 years ago. Good to know hes a guy. Btw. Happy new year bro
Hey tim. Is soco a guy?? Somehow I get the feeling those pics are bogus of soco. Just intuition
Ah, 'tis a complicated beast, that Model 100! But when they shoot, they really shoot!
Dave Petzal doesn't think they're that accurate . . . I was getting about 2 1/2-inch groups at 100 yards with mine, but I hope to improve upon that. In fact, I'm going to shoot it when I'm back home in a few days. I plan to refinish the stock over the holidays, too--trading that varnish for a nice, rubbed linseed oil finish! I've got four magazines for it now--would have had five, but my gunsmith misplaced one of them.
Gonna hit the road tomorrow--wish us luck!