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latearrival
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25 posted 12-09-2005 05:01 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I know, we always said. "be careful what you pray for".  No one ever knows, does one! Keep your funny bone warm. love,martyjo

Oh yes, some pray for rain but do not carry an umbrella so  how real are those people?
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26 posted 12-10-2005 03:02 AM       View Profile for majnu   Email majnu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for majnu

i do not know anything to say except that I am yet another person who is with you.

-majnu
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Timid thoughts be not afraid. I am a Poet.

littlewing
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27 posted 12-11-2005 11:50 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Karen?

Ya been through it all, Lady.

And yer still crazy.

*grin*

See?

*you are suppossed to smile RIGHT HERE*

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28 posted 12-11-2005 11:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

quote:
She told her friends this weekend that she still has hope.

I don't know what flavor of hope that she's got, or how she got it, but if she's got a taste of it in her mouth, then the rest of us can take a little spoonful and try to make it through another day, another week, another lifetime.

It's the least we can do.


When I read your post the first time, it was in the moment of a wing and a prayer, and did not have the precious time to read the article in its entirety.  I knew I would come back, though...[I'm developing some moth-type wings, through osmosis...]

and I just wanted to say that in an illogical way I understand this logic.  I'm just sorry for this young lady's young man, that he did not have her strength through the crazy stuff.

Nature is strange that way.

If you can find her?  Give her a hug for us, too.

Love you.

the other K

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29 posted 01-02-2006 10:29 PM       View Profile for jody5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jody5

I have days also that I am on the down side.  all it takes is the wrong story or movie and it can reck my mood.  I try to keep myself busy reading or watching funny things because I am so sensitive to people and life.  I pray alot for people and it helps.  I will pray for you. I am sending you a hugg.

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30 posted 01-02-2006 11:06 PM       View Profile for jody5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jody5

Karen I know Bi-polar and PTSD, and writing is the answer. Keep it up because so many of us empathize with you and you are helping us
when you do.  People love you and understand where you are comming from. Just keep whatever faith you have and know alot of people care about you.

iliana
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31 posted 01-04-2006 12:53 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Hey LadyBug, I just read the link and your post.  How ironic, how awful and yet she still has hope.  N'Orlean makes grows 'em tough.  God love ya, lady, I get tears in my eyes when I just think of the situation, and to top it off (on top  of so much you've gone through this past couple of years).  Mom used to say "God doesn't give us more than we can handle."  I know that's not much comfort, but at least you know my heart's  with ya.  Are you up tonight; let me know and I'll give you a call, k?  luvsya, jo
LeeJ
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32 posted 01-04-2006 07:05 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hi honey...
One important thing stood out in Chris's article

this....

But we have to try. We have to fight this thing until there is no fight left. This cannot be the way we go out, by our own hands.

and it won't be...as you say, dear lady, there are and will be good days with the bad...the cliche "for every step forward, sometimes you take 3 steps back" well, I've found through experience, that is so so true.  But we won't and don't let it get us down...ever, no matter what, we are suvivors we poets...and when you get to feeling down, come in here, no matter how many times of the day, and post...we'll hug ya and be there for ya...cause, the way I hear it...New Orleans Ladies are the best...And you are Miss Serenity Blaze...with a heart as big as our universe....

Now, cup of tea...or how bout a Jimmy Buffett Ultimate Frozen Margareta?  Si?

     1.  Fill shaker with broken cubed ice.
     2.  Squeeze TWO fresh lime wedges into shaker.
     3.  Savor the fresh lime aroma (AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!)
     4.  Add 2 oz. Cuervo 1800.
     5.  Sniff the cork.
     6.  Add 1/2 oz. of Jose Cuervo White if ya wish (white for bite!).
     7.  Add 1-1/4 oz. of Roses Lime Juice (accept no substitutes!).
     8.  Add 1/2 oz. of Bols Triple Sec (nothing but the best!).
     9.  Add "a splash" of Bols Orange Curaco (shh... secret ingredient).
     10. Cover shaker tightly!
     11. Shake vigorously.
     12. Flip shaker in midair twice (three times if you're a pro).
     13. Uncover shaker and savor the flavor!
     14. Rim glass with Lime peel (outside only!).  
     15. Salt the outside only.
     16. Add fresh ice.
     17. Strain mixture over ice.
     18. Squeeze in 1 lime wedge and toss rind over left shoulder.
     19. Now kick back, turn up the tunes and enjoy!



Love ya hun...Hey, ya wanna come stay at my place for a while?  Love to have ya
  

Susan Caldwell
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33 posted 01-04-2006 09:02 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Oddly, it's 9:00am and that drink sounds fantastic!!  (I would exchange sugar for salt).  

And if Karen takes a vacation it's to my place first!!! I am just a hop, skip and jump away dang it...

  Morning Karen!  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Ron
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34 posted 01-04-2006 12:33 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Stick with the tea, please. Treating depression with alcohol, a depressant, makes about as much sense as treating dysentery with prune juice.
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35 posted 01-04-2006 01:44 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Good Lord!  Self-medicating is the worst thing anyone can do if they are depressed!  It is like adding fuel to an already blazing flame. I actually do know what does work though honestly!  Walking, listening to music, going to a mall  and watching the crazy folks just like you     or even dancing with a fridge handle, but not drinking, "smokin," or any other self administered depressants, or stimulants, they make it way worse!  Look it up!

While I am on this soap box, there is nothing wrong with admitting one is depressed it happens to the best of us.  I have been many times, and I am sure a lot of you have too. It is what we do about it that determines the path we take.  If we scuff it off it won't go away but only come back worse.  Your attitude will also bleed into all those around you that you touch.  If we just ask for help from a friend, doctor, or even a sometimes a perfect stranger, and get it, the depression becomes manageable.  Having the right tools you need to deal with depression can make it that way.  

Ron, the tea really should be herbal too, as tea is also a stimulant.  Sheesh, we can't have any fun us depressed folks.

I know one thing from personal experience that you have to feel that pain, loss, or whatever it is getting you down to deal with it effectively.  If you disguise, "squish it down" or cloud it over using other stimulants, it will only come back and haunt you one day worse than the first time and can do terrible damage.

I had an email this morning actually from the Mental Health Unit at the hospital I volunteered at, referring to the Katrina survivors actually.  It said, "Even though this devastation seems like something we could never survive ourselves, don't let it cloud your judgment that your problems are not every bit as overwhelming."  It went on to explain that you can not diminish what is sad, painful or hurtful to YOU - no matter how small you think it is, or compare it to other's problems.  It is through the process of feeling our own depression we gain a sense of compassion, which we all need to survive in this world.  We are each different and deal with life differently, so no two cases of depression are ever really treated the same.  One thing is for certain, once in awhile we all need a little help, and what has happened to this society that we are so afraid to ask for it.  The best drug is a friend, family member, or a doctor who listens, and will be there when you need them.  It is sure a good first step.  The best step of course is to seek medical help always.

Okay I am leaving to be quiet again.  But first ... here's a good link with a test on it too. http://www.depression.realage.com/content.aspx/topic/11


Carpe' Diem
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36 posted 01-04-2006 02:10 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I am exercizing caution.

And I know that was a suggestion in the spirit of fun, too. And what not too many know is that I've been a little quiet the past two days, because that is what I do when I'm really upset.

And you can tell when I am really really upset, because I won't touch the stuff then. (I've been known to carry a flask to funerals, but that was usually for other people, not me.)

I hate to be so boring, but in my circle of acquaintancs, we have lost another member of our unlikely miscreant crew. At least I think we have--thus far, I haven't read his obituary.

2006 has already offered up the first sacrifice. A friend of mine overdosed in the early hours of January 1. *shaking my head*

He died celebrating his survival.

And since right now, I'm not really sure how I feel, could somebody just lock the door on this thread for me?

And please don't fuss. I'm okay, okay?

Love to all.

I'd just like some quiet in my head and if this thread goes nuts it will become a bit of noise I don't think I can deal with right now.

I appreciate it and love you all very much.

Thanks for your support and understanding.

LeeJ
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37 posted 01-04-2006 02:47 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Good Lord Serenity, I certainly hope you know I was only trying to get your frown to reverse and your heart to sing a little...good Gwad??????

Me thinks I oughta stay outa these forums

well, anyway, I really do and seriously hope you know, I was only trying to get you to smile, perhaps even if only for a moment...

sheeeshhh, I would never do anything to hurt anyone?
I hope you know that hun

Love ya lots
Me
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38 posted 01-04-2006 02:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Lee?

c'mere lady

I was missing you.

I think I'd just like it locked because I'm tired. Does that make sense?

I hope so.
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39 posted 01-04-2006 02:59 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I fully understand - Try to have a rest, and know we send you many hugs, yet again.  
 
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