The Train was begun in Summer of 2010, when I knew ranting was good...but I also needed peace. As of this evening, Boxing Day 2011, we have posted almost 3000 posts. Many SIers have traveled, either for a period of time, or as continuous riders.
We have had our experiences, all different in some way, to some degree. Yet, our stories, our chapters as we ride along at various speeds, have a certain similarity. We have been lied to, betrayed, at some point, hurt beyond adequate description.
Yet, here we are, still living, still breathing, continuing to heal. Still supporting each other, thanks to this wonderful, fabulous web site, SI. We SIers are a different breed, ordinary, yet extraordinary at the same time.
We are The Riders of the Peace Train of Hope and Healing.
Come one, come all. The Ride costs nothing but some words, or even just an emoticon.
Calling all Trainees!!!
Please contribute stories, memories, of rides on the Peace Train...the monkeys, farting dogs, etc....
- Casey Jones, engineer
- Eek, our screechy spider monkey. He did a wonderful job of scaring away the baboons and babbons (thanks to GSG and IWVH ). (Babbons = female cheaters). He has retired; we tired him out.
- Kittie Wipes. Kitties on the train who tolerated us squeezing them, and weeping all over them. The first Kittie Wipe, Midnight Dance of the Raven Lunatics, has since passed away.
Midnight is snuggled up to The White Dog...The White Dog is part-time Farting Dog. These great puppy doggies became, thanks to Ellejay, goggies. We have quite a few goggies now.
Celebrations became known as "celebriations," compliments of FF.
Many of us have been in and out of the Soliciator Car. The Bar Car. The Edumacation Car. The Lounge. We took out quite some stock in some tissue companies, the cowboy hat companies, the boa companies, and journal companies.
This Train, though, is my journal. And the one place that must be credited for my healing, and journey to peace. Making new friends, some of whom I have met in person. One of whom is at the very least my Numbwe Onw BFF.
Peace out, Trainees.
aka Silver Girl...
[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 7:49 PM, December 26th (Monday)]
So many of us have passed through the fire and come out the other side HEALED and better for it.
As a newly-officially-divorced person, I look forward to a new year with fresh dirt on my shoes from new adventures, as opposed to the old shit that was stuck on them for so long I had to find a pointed stick and a puddle to get the last of it out....
Off to the Video Car to re-watch the first season of Rescue Me (just finished watching the end of it...) and a Denis Leary rant on DVD.
Will probably have some whipped cream on apple crumble at some point, along with leftover chicken and some brown rice stir fried with onions, mushrooms and peas.
And a side of jaffa cakes.
Having a lovely holiday from work here.
Hugs to all.
[This message edited by FaithFool at 6:19 PM, December 27th (Tuesday)]
i've never soaked up so much support and laughs and friendship as i did on this train...or gotten a hand-up off the ground so dependably and sweetly.
jump on, it definitely can't hurt. in fact, there's room...or a whole car...for everyone to grab a little peace and quiet and love.
life must be rich and full of loving--it's no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone - j. kerouac
FF - Congratulations on your new found Freedom. It sounds strange congratulating someone on their divorce but I know how liberating this must be for you amongst the sadness.
Land of Ellejay:
Up to my eyes and ears in work, trying to get things under control in preparation for my departure (as soon as I find another job that is!). Feeling quite energetic at the moment after about a month of real depression and delayed rage. Feel very positive today. Went for an hour long walk this morning and I'm going to try my best to make this a habit. Keep reminding me people
The goggie went for a big walk on the beach today also, he is wacked out on the couch, he is only very small still.
Happy holidays Trainees. Looking forward to lots of Fun & Peace on The Train.
But the nachos were quite good.
And tomorrow, we purchase a recumbant exercise bike, to be ensconced in the Gymboree Car. Need exercise, but too Damn cold outside.
Hope everyone is doing well. A new year about to begin. Let us make it a good one!
Despite my screen name, I am very much a woman and hell yeah I wish I could change that name to gladshesgone
and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
- shrimp spicy and salad
- riding about viewing outdoor lights
- pitting in for vacation at midnight so no one puts GSG on call on holidays ever again
- chili chocolate cupcakes with creamcheese icing
The New Year will be a good one.
Hope everyone finds true happiness in 2012, finds the peace they are searching for, begins the journey to achieve their dreams and gives themselves permission to open their arms and their hearts to receive the true love that is out there for all of us.
Peace to all at this time.
[This message edited by Ellejay at 3:28 PM, January 1st (Sunday)]
I am off to Batam again,
Back to the sunshine, flying out on 4th Jan returning middle of March.
At least I will be busy which is a good thing for me.
Ta ta little red kitchen, and sorry friends, but there will be no treats until I get back.
bought a new oven, arrives on the 5th Jan - good job I have a friend who will let the delivery people in.
Had a quiet new year celebration, watched an old classic, "Morcombe and Wise" and then to sleepy bye byes at about 10 past midnight.
Bring it on 2012.
Time to no longer dwell on the past, most certainly time to look forward to the future.
Big hugs to everyone
Happy New Year to all Trainees!!
41 degree this week in Adelaide, damn hot and not good for the Goggie.
Love to you all
I'm very healed (with a few rough times and edges here and there), and FINALLY divorced as of last month. So, I get to begin this year without the ball and chain of my marriage holding me down.
I'm hoping and praying for a peaceful year, more stress-free time with my kidlets (I'm solo mum 100% of the time to 3 kids, ages 2-9), and a trying to embrace what life IS, not what it was or what I think it could be. I want to live more in the present, not the past or the future.
Bye bye 2011. Been a crazy year for many of us. Glad we have an arbitrary line to cross and move on in our life journey.
I am just starting to walk through the fire (filing for D this Thursday), heck if I could run I would!
My traveling companions will be my 3 chihuahuas, Chico, Kiki and Reina as well as my kitty Meshoo.
My children may join me at times depending on what stop the train takes, but they know that I need some time to travel alone too.
Best wishes to us all for a wonderful 2012!
Always room for more trainees, farting goggies, and "kids" of all ages...(mine is 31.. )
Grab a boa, any color. Mine's hot pink.
This is a positive place to be, great for starting the healing process. I am travelling with 3 kids, 1 Goggie, a couple of possums in the tree across the road, three kangaroos, 10 million flies and a partridge in a pear tree.
Welcome to Australia!
Hope you have a great time on the Peace Train.
Lots to do in Edumacation Car this week. Yipes.
Peace to all trainees.
I am going to get settled in and then check out the cars...is there a Serenity Car? My first stop this morning is at my lawyer's office to sign filing papers...need some contemplation time