Hi, all. Just popping in after an admittedly LONG absence.
I guess I'm posting on this board as this post is not about my relationship with my wife... but my relationship with... the forum. I have missed all my friends here very much. But I had to take a break from the the level I had been participating. I was obsessing over the forum (and everyone else's troubles) very much. Overthinking WAAAAAAY too much in my own life. And the HOURS a day I would spend here was definitely impacting my work.
Cold turkey for -- what has it been -- almost four months? I wouldn't have predicted that. I want to state -- unequivocally -- that nobody here did or said anything that caused that hiatus. Nor was anything "going terribly" in my life. A special thanks to several folks who PMed me in that period to check in on me.
In that time, my renewed focus on work earned me new responsibilities to take the technical lead on a project at work. My family continues to have ups and downs -- but that is what parenting feels like. And my marriage: no change. I am getting out and doing more on my own. Music activities mostly, both attending summer concerts and attending a amateur musician meetups.
So... that's what's up with me. I haven't had any chance to catch up on the threads yet; maybe next week (after this week's big customer demo).
worksforme2: hey nancyb, how are things perkolating with the older gentleman you spoke of a while back?
Jul 28, 2018 18:25:32 GMT -5
nancyb: worksforme2: Relationship died when we had a difference in opinion regarding UFO's and extraterrestrial beings. LOL I weighed in on the nay side and he believed they walk amongst us.
Jul 30, 2018 5:51:07 GMT -5
bc: I can’t stop laughing...go ahead, micromanage and analyze that marriage and see what she will do for you.
Jul 30, 2018 8:17:58 GMT -5
Dan: I think I'd have to see how good a new girlfriend was in the sack before I crossed her off the list -- or kicked her out of bed -- for believing in UFOs. I guess that makes me... male!
Jul 30, 2018 21:25:05 GMT -5
solodriver: It's been so long for me, I might see UFOs my first time. lol
Jul 31, 2018 1:42:47 GMT -5
beachguy: nancyb: He's right. It's all in the X Files, if you care to look.
Jul 31, 2018 3:45:13 GMT -5
nancyb: Dan: It was a tough decision, he was a good lover but the craziness ended things. Been dating since but nothing serious. I paint a lot.
Jul 31, 2018 5:57:00 GMT -5
petrushka: Thing is, someone being a fruit-loop about something like UFOs usually is not confined to one area; even if it is not immediately obvious. People who are nutty about one thing can go off at a tangent any time, I found (...out the hard way).
Jul 31, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -5
greatcoastal: nancyb: Sounds like you Identified a Fucking Object for what it truly is!
Jul 31, 2018 8:25:25 GMT -5
worksforme2: nancyb,...I am going to paint my living room soon as I can decide on the color.
Jul 31, 2018 19:15:08 GMT -5
worksforme2: When it comes to UFO's we always hear about "little green men", why are there never any "little green women"?
Aug 1, 2018 6:21:15 GMT -5
solodriver: I think I recall an episode of "Lost In Space where Dr. Smith was being chased by a green woman
Aug 1, 2018 21:29:17 GMT -5