DryCreek seem to have the voice of reason here and I would have to agree. Unless your ducks are in a row already, you don't want to do anything to upset the apple cart before you're ready. I also agree that it's actually harder to find a card in these situations. I spend forever every holiday looking for a card that's funny, but not too funny, and has no emotional or romantic tone, but isn't rude or overly detached. It's a very tricky balance. Anniversaries aren't as bad because anything referencing the passage of time is sufficient. Valentine's Day is the worst because it's expected to romantic. The rest of the holidays are much easier to get cards for.
Or, as in the case of my birthday last week, I got no card. Doesn't get any easier than that.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2018 20:17:38 GMT -5 by solodriver
Post by solodriver on Oct 30, 2018 21:01:16 GMT -5
I won a Boy Scout knife for selling the most tickets to the annually Scout Fair. I was 8 at the time and I sold over 700 tickets over a 2 month time. I also got an engraved trophy cup, which I still have to this day amazingly.
My dad took the knife and said he would hold on to it until I was older. I never saw the knife again and totally forgot about it. Of course I bought another scout knife later when I was older in the Boy Scouts.
About 20 years ago I got a surprise package in the mail from my dad. It was that knife I had won. It was dull and he had used it over the years obviously. I guess he figured at the age of 38 I was ready to have the knife.
Last Edit: Oct 30, 2018 21:02:31 GMT -5 by solodriver
Too many times in my life, when I'm rejected, I hate myself because I accept as fact what a rejector will say about me.
Occasionally people will tell me things they really like about me and I don't always accept those as being very important because I'm too focused on the negative that someone I really care and admire has said to me.
solodriver , your comment reminded me immediately of this quote:
You are right choosinghappy. Thank you for reminding me.
Post by solodriver on Oct 27, 2018 11:47:32 GMT -5
"I don’t know how we know, but when it’s done, this thing happens inside our own thinking- and we are done. We’re finished trying, done justifying their poor treatment of us, sick of staying in a place that we are not valued. You know when you know"
That's exactly what happened to me. One day I just decided enough was enough. And now that I'm making plans, I feel totally different inside. I don't worry about what I have to do, I'm not sad about it, and I'm not worried about what will happen to her anymore. I just want to move on and have a wonderful future and that's all I think about.
I just don't feel bad about it anymore.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2018 11:48:36 GMT -5 by solodriver
I don't want to miss the fun when it passes by!
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
h: @andie left us ☹️ No more Grammar Queen.
Oct 22, 2018 12:15:27 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: I'm also very sad to see that andie is gone
Oct 22, 2018 16:25:07 GMT -5
jim44444: hmisssunnybunny not only did andie delete her existence here she also deleted her tumblr account. Maybe her hubby found her online postings.
Oct 22, 2018 19:52:59 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Oh, no! Hope she is okay...
Oct 22, 2018 20:00:25 GMT -5
solodriver: I'm sad andie is gone too. She reached out to me when I first joined the group at a time when I was really sick, and talked to me everyday until I was well again and shared a lot of her stories with me.
Oct 22, 2018 20:58:28 GMT -5
isthisit: Apologies for being a techno numpty- can anyone help me to send a PM? When I choose the member as a recipient the error message indicating a staff member is required. Eh?
Nov 6, 2018 15:03:40 GMT -5
solodriver: isthisit you cannot send PMs until your membership changes to member
Nov 6, 2018 21:41:58 GMT -5
isthisit: Thanks solodriver and shynjdude for your replies. Is there some info somewhere about these divisions? I have had a mooch around and haven't come across it yet.
Nov 8, 2018 10:22:28 GMT -5
solodriver: I think it is/was under the Welcome tab, but not sure where.
Nov 8, 2018 21:52:19 GMT -5