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tammyjean100
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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, December 26th (Monday)

Herein begins the Fourth Chapter of the Journey of Hope and Healing.

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.


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
twinkie
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Default  Posted: 6:59 PM, December 26th (Monday)

Jump on!! We are all moving toward healing at our on pace but we can enjoy everyone's company!!

Posts: 1064 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Louisiana
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 7:38 PM, December 26th (Monday)

Hey, twinkie!

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.

TJ
aka Silver Girl...

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 7:49 PM, December 26th (Monday)]


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, December 27th (Tuesday)

I'm jumping on here. No live kitties or goggies in my no-pets-aloud condo, but I'll always have my pink boa, my hat and my boots ready for ass kicking.

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)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17488 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
stretch13
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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, December 27th (Tuesday)

i've never drunk so much as i did on this train...safely, with mammalian body guards watching my poor limp body recover from way too much contact.

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.


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Posts: 3929 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: east coast
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 12:07 AM, December 28th (Wednesday)

A new Chapter of the Peace Train. I feel honoured to be part of it. Thank you TJ for starting this, what a great idea!


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.


Love EJ
xxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
afraidshesgone
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Cool  Posted: 8:16 PM, December 29th (Thursday)

Excellent football food in the Lounge Car...wore newest ND sweatshirt with Fightin' Irishman on it...to no avail. Notre Dame done lost. Again.

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!

GSG


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

Despite my screen name, I am very much a woman and hell yeah I wish I could change that name to gladshesgone


Posts: 1765 | Registered: May 2010 | From: The Land of Guilder
I will be happy
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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, December 31st (Saturday)

All the best for the New year fellow trainees.

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


Posts: 404 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Scotland
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 6:25 PM, December 31st (Saturday)

New new year traditions.

- 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.

Peace.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 12:35 AM, January 1st (Sunday)

Quietest but best New Year ever. Spent it with friends who love me and my daughter whose love is priceless. Didn't have a partner to kiss when the clock struck 12 but that was OK. I had the presence of people who would never betray me which equals pure gold IMO.

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.

EJ
xxx

[This message edited by Ellejay at 3:28 PM, January 1st (Sunday)]


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
I will be happy
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Default  Posted: 7:43 AM, January 2nd (Monday)

Happy January

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

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


Posts: 404 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Scotland
tammyjean100
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Default  Posted: 7:56 AM, January 2nd (Monday)

Safe travels, IWBH.


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, January 2nd (Monday)

IWBH - Happy times in Batam and safe travels. 2012 will bring great things for you I am sure, you seem to be moving forward in a positive way. We miss the images of your wonderful baking though!

Happy New Year to all Trainees!!

41 degree this week in Adelaide, damn hot and not good for the Goggie.

Love to you all

EJ


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
Griefstricken25
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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, January 2nd (Monday)

I've kind of been waiting for a new "chapter" to hop on the train, as I get overwhelmed joining threads with too many pages. So, I'm taking the leap!

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.


Me!
3 amazing kidlets
To WXH "Now you're just somebody that I used to know." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M
D-day and separation - June, 2009
Divorced - December, 2011

Posts: 2524 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: A better place
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 3:22 PM, January 2nd (Monday)

Welcome to the Train of Peaceableness, GS25! I made up the peace word...

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.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
macakipa
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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, January 2nd (Monday)

Here's my ticket, may I come aboard?

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!


M -25 years, T - 31 years, 4 children
Dday October 8, 2011 - Multiple PAs and ONs
Divorced 1-8-13
"When you give a lot of importance to someone in your life, you lose your importance in their life."

Posts: 952 | Registered: Oct 2011
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 9:26 PM, January 2nd (Monday)

Welcome, Macakipa!

Always room for more trainees, farting goggies, and "kids" of all ages...(mine is 31.. )

Grab a boa, any color. Mine's hot pink.

Peace.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 11:52 PM, January 2nd (Monday)

GS25 & Mac - Welcome!

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.

EJ xxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
tammyjean100
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Default  Posted: 6:46 AM, January 5th (Thursday)

Got to change this train route...no snow in the USA great Northeast!

Lots to do in Edumacation Car this week. Yipes.

Peace to all trainees.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
macakipa
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Default  Posted: 7:16 AM, January 5th (Thursday)

Thank you all so much for welcoming me aboard!

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


M -25 years, T - 31 years, 4 children
Dday October 8, 2011 - Multiple PAs and ONs
Divorced 1-8-13
"When you give a lot of importance to someone in your life, you lose your importance in their life."

Posts: 952 | Registered: Oct 2011
imwideawake
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Default  Posted: 9:45 AM, January 5th (Thursday)

I'm getting on board. I'm bringing my 11 yr old mastiff who was diagnosed with bone cancer. She and I are heading off to spend some time together, while we still can.


Together 17 years.
Married 15
Me: BW, now 44
Him WH
dday 9/08
3 daughters, now 19, 17, & 15
Divorced 12/04/12

Posts: 893 | Registered: Mar 2009
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 6:36 PM, January 5th (Thursday)

[[[wideawake]]]

Welcome to our place of peace and healing! We are so sorry to hear about your dear Mastiff. The joy our pets give to us through their total, complete, innocent love, is like nothing else. We will keep you and the goggie (as Ellejay has dubbed, unwittingly the first time) in our thoughts.

Of course we have a train car for serenity, macakipa. The Yoga and Serenity car (FF - please help on this one, can't recall exactly what you dubbed this particular car ) is available any time. FF will let us know from time to time what music is playing at any particular moment. I offer Reiki, and there is always a masseuse on staff.

In the northeast of the US of A, the Jeopardy Car is now open...

okay, here are pics of our animals here in the Land of Guilders...

Mama TJ and Nikki, left, and Nellie (she typically only has the glow eyes when she needs to go out and pooop)

Elfin Nikki and her boyfriend, Guyser:

Bubba Gump, aka Bijou, 18 years of age.

Part-time Goggie, Brockly Wockly (Bijou calls him Bronk
)

We have a liking for posting goggie pics, and nature pics.

Okay, gotta get to Jeopardy. GSG is beating me badly due to my inattention.

Peace.

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 6:37 PM, January 5th (Thursday)]


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
I will be happy
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Default  Posted: 4:30 AM, January 7th (Saturday)

Howdy everyone and welcome
((wideawake))
((GS25))
((macakipa))


Arrived safe and sound after some 14 hours in the skytube. No riots on the horizon so far.

Nice and toasty here as usual, better than the horizontal rain I left in Scotland.

I am sharing the staff house this time with a work pal, so I will have a real person to chat to of an evening.

Makes the trip so much better.

Sending you all healing hugs and a little warmth as well.

Take care

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


Posts: 404 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Scotland
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 6:50 AM, January 7th (Saturday)

Glad you made it safe IWBH

Welcome to all the new Trainees, I hope you find a platform to leap from on the Peace Train. A platform to make that leap of faith that we must all continue to strive for even though we have experienced recent events that have made us stay stationary or even travel backwards at times. This is what I am striving to achieve this year - a leap of faith that I will continue to love and receive love unconditionally.

Thought for today:

Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown.
None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue and weariness will overtake you, and you will be denied the joy that comes from labour's end.
Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either opinions or advice. If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise that they cannot learn from others.
Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.
Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass and are forgotten. Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.
Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside, to be alone with yourself.
Cast off pretence and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.
Despite all appearances, no one is really evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth always you will offer more light, rather then blame and condemnation.
You, no less than all beings have Buddha Nature within. Your essential Mind is pure. Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall, let not remose nor dark foreboding cast you down. Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength and walk on.
Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always and in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light.

Dhammavadaka

Peace brother, sisters and those who are still undecided.


EJ xxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 10:32 AM, January 7th (Saturday)

Glad you have safely reached your destination, IWBH.

Ellejay, one word stands out for me in the thought for the day:

compassion

Compassion. Why are only some of us full of compassion? That compassion allows us to be decent human beings.

I will strive today, one day at a time, to behave in a manner that is compassionate. That does not mean I will allow others to infringe upon my dignity, lower my value. That does not mean I will not have to make difficult decisions. It simply allows me to be fair to myself and others. It allows me to observe my gremlin, but keep her at more than an arm's length away from my psyche.

Peace.


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 4:36 AM, January 8th (Sunday)

TJ:

Compassion is what makes us human, so I agree with your thoughts on this. It is startling though, how many people appear to lack this fundamental human trait. All we can do is recognise those that have none and "compassionately" remove them from our day to day lives.

I am in the "Job Seeking Car" this month. Stbxh has decided that 29th Feb is the day that I will be "terminated" from the business. Putting aside the actual legal ramifications of this for now, it is with the greatest pleasure that I move forward to release yet another link in the chain that still continues to bind me to this man. I embrace this challenge, greater things await me.

EJ


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
I will be happy
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Default  Posted: 8:43 AM, January 10th (Tuesday)

Ellejay - good vibes for the job hunting


I think I am in the "bit confused car" at the moment.

The chap I am sharing the staff house with is a good bloke.
My problem is he is almost the spitting image of WW's boyfriend number 1.
That was an interesting first meeting. Talk about a trigger.

After chatting with him he is ex forces but the same as OP, in fact he has also worked with OP.
as I said, talk about a trigger.

I now have an indirect line to the OP's current boss.
email addresses, telephone numbers, name
I have the potential to cause a little inconvenience in the life of OP and my work buddy who has also gone through a D (for a similar reason) is more than happy to help.

Although I have forgiven myself & WW for the A, I really would like to see him suffer, (just a bit.)

It is "almost" tempting to do something.

Someone remind me that I am moving on and it would be a really stupid thing to do.
It would not help in my healing, I should just forget it and not lower myself to his level.

Peace and "Happy" thoughts

IWBH

PS - warm sunny heat coming your way for everyone that needs it.


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


Posts: 404 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Scotland
tammyjean100
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Concerned  Posted: 8:50 AM, January 10th (Tuesday)

Consider yourself reminded, IWBH.

I need reminding that living with fear keeps one at an inefficient, barely functioning level. Fear is the great paralyser.

Not worth going back, returning to the issue of the past, IWBH. Revenge is destabalizing, despite the fleeting satisfaction.

Peace, please.



You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

Posts: 2273 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Capital District, New York
I will be happy
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Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, January 10th (Tuesday)

"Revenge is destabalizing, despite the fleeting satisfaction."

You're not wrong there TJ.

Best to just maintain my dignity.

I temporarily forgot the train does do reverse gear and go backwards.
It only moves forwards

slowly sometimes, but only forwards.

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


Posts: 404 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Scotland
FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, January 10th (Tuesday)

My problem is he is almost the spitting image of WW's boyfriend number 1.

Ewwww, ick! You are correct, we don't do reverse gear on this train, even though I too have been sorely tempted to mess with OW's world(s). (multiples, too many to count)

Onward only!

TJ, it's the RAVI SHANKAR. I was in it this morning doing asanas as the full moon lingered over a lavender dawn sky.

Beautiful.

Welcome to all new trainees and assorted goggies and furbabies.

We're heading into the light.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 10:59 AM, January 10th (Tuesday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17488 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, January 10th (Tuesday)

I just have to check back in and say "thank heavens for the Ativan Car!"...

Since last posting I encountered a mother of a trigger in something really quite trivial (see my handyman thread down in OffTopic).

My mind can still go off the rails and connect strange dots with things that make little or no sense, but still have the power to send me down the rabbit hole.

Odd, that.

Better now, but I had to resort to my little green friend to stop the weepy fit at work today.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 3:08 PM, January 10th (Tuesday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17488 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 2:28 AM, January 11th (Wednesday)


FF:

doing asanas as the full moon lingered over a lavender dawn sky.

That has given me a wonderful image for this evening. Thank you!! You are quite the poet also.


IWBH:

I understand the feeling that revenge must happen or else you cannot find closure. However, you have posted so many positive things and are obviously so high above OP1 that he would need a telescope to find you. Have no fear, this man will get his. In may not be right now but it will happen. Believe me, my stbxh has destroyed so many people apart from his own family, that all I have to do now is sit back and wait for the firework display. You have been badly hurt and you will trigger from time to time, it is to be expected. Just look at what a great job you have done with your daughter and that in itself is worth gold compared to getting revenge on idiot OP1. You are obviously a loving man with so much to give. Be proud of that and let those beneath you fester in their own inadequacies.


Land of Ellejay:

Started the process of getting another job. Met up with my ex Supervisor today and she said I can come back to the organisation as soon as an opportunity arises which won't be for another couple of months but anyway. Also signed on with a couple of agencies to do temp work. Saw a couple of great jobs online today too so I am feeling a lot more positive. Spoke to one of my employees yesterday (well, technically they are Shagalot's employees now but anyway). They told me that they have a suspicion that Sir Shagalot will employ OW2 as soon as I am out of the business. He has no class whatsoever. Funnily enough I am no longer outraged at the thought. She is as classless as he is so let them go forth and be classless together.


Peace to all on the train. Beautiful evening here in Adelaide. I have made a Massuman Curry for dinner tonight. Yum..............


Love to everyone and much peace.


Ellejay xxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

Posts: 1096 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Adelaide, South Australia
tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 6:02 PM, January 13th (Friday)

Working thoughts sent your way.....

Later tonight, after we are caught up, it will be Padded Car first to scream and pound a bit. Then on to the Relaxation Car. Warm woobies, purring cat. Top Chef. Soothing candle scent. End of a very long and trying week. Not going to think about next week, which will be more trying.

Colder than a witch's teat in the northeast. Hazel (grandmother) used to say that.

IWBH, stop a-hogging all the warm air!


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It is not all great here.....

it does rain every day at about 3:15 in the afternoon. could almost set your clocks by it.

OK it may last for 20 minutes and 10 minutes later the ground is dry again.
I also have a six day working week.

Well when I say "working"...

So sending some hot air to TJ & new job vibes to Ellejay


Happy thoughts to Everyone

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Default  Posted: 1:33 AM, January 14th (Saturday)

In the meditation/chanting car tonight after a very emotional afternoon, having confronted ex mother-in-law about her total inability to accept what stbxh has done and the effect it has had on me and my family. She will never get it but I feel I can move on now having said what I needed to say.

Back to trying to stay positive but it is hard. I am trying very hard to move forward but I have gone backwards a few paces this week. His Lordship has created a monster and has dragged us all into his nightmare. I need lots of Peace vibes this weekend as I am going downhill fast.

I will send some to all of you with the hope that the law of attraction really does work!


EJ xxxx


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Concerned  Posted: 6:00 AM, January 14th (Saturday)

Be attracted...PEACE.

Steps backward do happen, even after quite a lot of time. You will move forward, as trains only go forward. At least this one does.

I will post later, after I am on the road.

Peace be with you.

TJ


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(((ElleJay)))


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Default  Posted: 4:59 AM, January 17th (Tuesday)

Chuffed to bits

My little girl has just got an "unconditional" offer to go to university this year to study forensics.


Peace to all,

IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Happy  Posted: 5:50 AM, January 17th (Tuesday)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your daughter is smart, accomplished and lovely.

You are a fantastic dad.


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Thanks TJ,

Shame I don't get to see her very often.

She lives with her mum & OM, and I am working out of country.

I really do miss her.


Hurrah for skype

IWBH

[This message edited by I will be happy at 10:05 AM, January 17th (Tuesday)]


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and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, January 17th (Tuesday)

Squeeee for IWBH + DD! Smartypants, just like Dad.

(((ElleJay))) Hills and valleys, hills and valleys.

Ravi Shankar is on ITunes if you need him. Morning Raga is my favourite.

The Left Coast is having Snow. We don't just call it Snow. We call it a Snow Event.

Expecting enough tomorrow to perhaps close the college. Then we will call it a Snow Day.

There's no day like a Snow Day. la la la

FF is going into week 4 with no wine. Giving my liver a break (for a change!) and have never slept better.

This could be my new high....

Will be having some at the end of the month, though, to celebriate what would have been the 25th anniversary.

Until then I'll be in the Reading Car thinking about how to draft my research paper on postmodernism.

Onward trainees! Arf! Arf!


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Default  Posted: 2:00 PM, January 17th (Tuesday)

IWBH:

You must be so proud of your girl. She sounds amazing and you obviously have an incredible bond with her. I hope me and my little girl will always have the same. I just bathe in her light.

FF:

Send us a pic of the Snow Day if it arrives! You're doing great with no wine. I am also trying to give my liver a rest, it feels good. I will get some Ravi Shankar going this morning, nice sunrise in Adelaide this morning.

TJ, GSG and all the newbies - wishing you a wonderful day.

EJ


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Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 3:27 PM, January 17th (Tuesday)

*** Send on The Snow Event!***

Cannot seem to get any snow here. Rain, drear, more rain, wind, more drear. Yup, made up that word, drear.

Courtesy GSG: Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin! He'd be 306 year old had he discovered the fountain of youth.
FF: congrats on the abstinence. GSG and I chose over a year ago to drink other delectable beverages. We have come up with many wonderful recipes....

Today's tea includes fresh coffee, and fresh baked cranberry apricot pecan scones.

Today's dinner will be chili and corn bread, fresh too, of course.

Dining car is open.

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 2:56 PM, January 18th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, January 17th (Tuesday)

hi everyone. i caught up reading about everyone but only have a minute to post.

so....i'm going to use it to flagrantly gloat, i mean glow, about my bliss for a second.

in the morning i leave to go on the Weezer Cruise with peterpan. weezer is an alternative-type band, been around 20 years or so, and is joined by one of my 20 year faves, Dinosaur Jr and a bunch of new young bands. A four day music festival on the ocean, including one excursion day in cozumel. we have a nice grownup room with a balcony...not near the 4- and 6-bunk cheap rooms set aside for much of their target demo.

my first cruise. i'm a music freak. the weather forecast is perfect...and it's cold as shit where i am right now (cold as shit being anything with a windchill under 40....which, FF, is the primary reason i know i will likely never live in canada.)

is this really happening? really?

sending you all some of this goodness...i want to share!


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http://www.amazon.com/Eli-Ely-Ezekiel-Tyrus/dp/0986042900/

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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, January 17th (Tuesday)

Stretch - Sounds fantastic, you will have a blast!

((((Hugs))))

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Oh, stretch, there will be drinking on that cruise. haha.

Snow day announced at 9:21 am, just as everyone managed to slog in to work.

The students aren't the only ones who are pissed.

This is the second year in a row they've done this.

I'll take some pics on the way home while waiting for the bus, which amazingly enough is still running....

Happy I bought the good boots last year.


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*bumping because it's Friday.*

New trainees, hang in and hang on.

Take hope in the fact that the train will take you peaceful places.


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Peace and tranquillity.

Been a long week, even tho it was only four days. Several weeks until time off again.

A bit of fluffy white stuff on the way. Not enough to snowshoe. Maybe next month...********

Dinner: baked chicken, cranberry pecan chorizo corn bread stuffing. Gravy. Tomorrow, chicken soup.



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Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, January 20th (Friday)

Damn, TJ, you guys eat well...

Off to the Reading Car again this weekend.

Gloomy weather on the horizon, so it's perfect for snuggling up to my stack of postmodernist feminist literature for Monday's class...


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Default  Posted: 10:04 PM, January 20th (Friday)

Being in Indonesia at the moment I get either noodles or rice......
It does get a little boring after a while.

If I ate meat I could go for Kentucky fried Kitten or Mystery meat.
I miss my kitchen.

I have my new cooker though. it arrived at my flat the day after I left. When i get home I will have the joy of wiring it in and hen let the baking begin.........

Had a great thunderstorm yesterday.... Killed the power to the classroom.
Right in the middle of the final exam.......

Positive thinking......
Happy thoughts

IWBH

[This message edited by I will be happy at 5:46 AM, January 22nd (Sunday)]


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and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, January 20th (Friday)

Need some train distraction tonight. I'm in desperate need of the padded car to scream and pound in. (You can check out my "fighting resentment" thread in D/S for more info).

IWBH - congrats to your daughter!

FF - I remember, when I lived in your city, 5 years ago there was a big "snow event", which pretty much shut down the city for several days. As a prairie girl, I thought it was amusing.


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Default  Posted: 8:01 AM, January 23rd (Monday)

good morning ((trainees))

Long time no see

I've been a bit lax posting, but I assure you I keep up to date.

wanted to dro-p by to share yet another crazy GSG dream....

I was ciaching field hockey and after practice the routine was to take the team to the hair and nail salon( that alone makes this a bit looney). But while there I made arrangements for a secial guest.... Dolly Parton .

She never did make it to the salon because instead, in walked my mom exclaming she needed to talk to me. As t turned out she purchased a pineaple at the grocery store. When she took it home and cut it open there was a plastci baggie inside instructing her to contact the FDA (federal department of agriculture). she did just that and they quickly swooped in and quarantined her house. So she drove 5 hours to see me... she had nothing else to do I guess

I woke myself up giggling... too weird..a very incomplete story now.... did Dolly ever show up, how did the plastic baggie get inside the pineapple, why was the house quarantined, why would the FDA even let the pineapple be sold????? these questions and many more may never be answered.... guess that's the way of life.

Also need to mention that "what's her head" (my very own babbon, for those of you not familiar) has a name finally.....

LUCRETIA MACEVIL I heard that song by Blood, Sweat and Tears a few weeks back and laughed so hard I cried

Hope you all ahve a good day!
Keep truckin' trainees!

-GSG

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Oh that is one silly song!

@ GS: It's all gone now. We had a hurricane yesterday. My building was swaying (19th floor) and the toilet water was moving about.

I *heart* my snowboots.



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Cool  Posted: 3:57 PM, January 23rd (Monday)

Looks more like a blizzard! Still way warm, comparatively speaking, so no snow. Been drizzly all day. Drizzly would be much better if it was chocolate sauce on angel cake...

Hope the babies are better now, GS. I recall the pukey days...I would gather up the sheets without wearing my glasses and put a clothespin on my nose...couldn't see or smell.

Going to be a night by the fire, going through cooking mags (we get Cook's Illustrated and Eating Well) to pull out recipes etc. we want to keep.


Chicken for dinner, our own recipe. Chocolate chip cookies to be baked soon...

Time to go do something other than sip fabulous coffee and eat biscotti...chocolate, of course.


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It was rather a lot of snow in a short period of time, and verrrry icy and slippery for a couple of days.

Nothing like the Blizzard of 96 though, when we had a few feet in 24 hours and even the busses stopped running....

It was funny to see the transit newbies on board who usually drive to work. I spoke to one woman who arrived at the college for a workshop and she'd been riding all day. Got totally turned around, got on the one going the opposite direction and "went around the world for sport" as my mum used to say.

I said "well at least you got your money's worth!"


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good afternoon trainees!

Another day in paradise in the course of an 8 hour day (I call it that though it seldom is these days) I have anywhere from 3-5 hours worth of pointless conference calls.. hmmm when does one actually do the work???

Anyway, hope the day finds you all well. I saw a glimpse of sunshine today... the grey of winter tends to depress my mood though I must say, all is well, no real complaints

Wanted to pass along my newest "DREAM JOB" while paging through cooking magazines we stumbled across some reviews for frying pans and skillets. There was actauly a test done where the pan was bashed against the concrete 3 times to see how it would withstand the beating. NOw that's a job I want.... POT SMASHER Perhaps we could modify it a bit .... I could smask just about anything light enough for me to pick up... heck, I'd even use a hammer if needed! Wonder what a pot smasher resume looks like? SO keep your eyes on the classifieds... if a pot smasher is needed in your area let me know

Have a great day everyone!
-GSG

FORGOT TO ADD.... happy National Peanut Butter day!!! (one of my most favorite food groups)

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I could smask just about anything light enough for me to pick up...

I like "smasker" even better.


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Okay...

*sighs and steps tentatively onto the steps up into the train*

I AM READY FOR THIS! What I have always needed...

A Train that keeps me on the tracks towards Hope and Healing!

Today, after 40+ years of abuse from the primary support/family/spouse/children as well as self sabotage, I am committing to Hope and Healing.

FOR ME.

FOR MY 20y Beautiful Daughter and 13y Charming Son.

But for ME!

I'm ready to 'live my life in a manner that cultivates universal justice, gratitude, and compassion!'....

What's a girl gotta do to find the club car? I'm Hungry!
:)


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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, January 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome aboard libm!

If only IWBH would stop going off on these extended jaunts to the Far East, there would be more cakes and other delicious vegetarian delights.

But TJ and GSG are no slouches in the food department. Just head off to the Bar Car while you're waiting.


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Cool  Posted: 3:22 PM, January 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome, let it be me! Okay, now I'll have that song stuck in my head..

We have cars of every description. Club, lounge, dining, padded , Yoga/Ravi Shankar (sp), kitchen/galley...Club car has beverages of all sorts, whatever anyone wishes. Cold, hot, wine, non-alcoholic, tea, and the ever-present coffee. Typically, some one will offer up some food.

Tonight, there is chicken soup and blueberry muffins.

Oh, the exercise car has a brand new exercise bike.

Per SerJr, fear is the great paralyser. Do nothing, nothing changes. We are each of us worthy, with value and dignity. No one shall take those from me, us, again.

Two cuppas down, one more to go. Decaf Pumpkin spice after dinner. Oh, there is a spa car also.

Peace.

TJ


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Welcome LIBM

It's 32 degrees today in downtown Batam today.

spicy noodles for lunch,
And a cold can of sweat.

Don't know what a "Pocari" is but the sweat was quite horrid.


IWBH


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Happy  Posted: 9:12 AM, January 25th (Wednesday)

IWBH, you made my day. And my student's, who's taking a test he needs for graduation in June.

I looked up Pocari Sweat. It is a Filipino made sports drink: "mild-tasting, refreshing drink that replenishes body fluids lost through...SWEAT." Compliments of Pocari Sweat website....

Not gonna lose much electrolytes in 32 degrees!

Peace to one and all.


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Cool  Posted: 6:48 AM, January 28th (Saturday)

Happy weekend! Pretty sunrise this morning. Coffee is brewing. I enjoy its gurgling sounds as the rich brown water flows over the fragrant grounds and turns them into a liquid jewel.

Perhaps I could write those cheesy romance novels. Perfect for a time when we just want to get away for a spell, and not think, just be mildly entertained.

Blueberry and strawberry pancakes in the offing this morning. I have forgotten to tell newbies here on the train that water for tea is boiled in a lovely red tea kettle.

Put up a squirrel feeder, and now have four bird feeders, and diet feeder. Had a woodpecker feeder, but I thinking the squirrels carted it away. Oh, and the dogs like to eat the feed. No wonder they are Farting Dogs...

Going to pour a cup of coffee. Meet you in the observation car.

TJ


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Another busy day at the office....

Zoinks Scooby look out it's Captain Cutler...

IWBH


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and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
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That is one awesome antique there IWBH! Jules Verne anyone?

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We want one of those thar head gear.

I can wear it to school to ward the Crazies....not kids, some parents and teachers.

I feel a weird desire to watch Hunt for the Red October...


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"One ping Only "


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
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Gooood morning trainees. Sunny and fresh after the rains on the Left Coast today.

First Bike Ride Of The Year!

Took Old Faithful in to the shop for a tuneup -- chain was floppy, sprockets were making strange noises, brakes were squealing and the back tire was flat.

Turns out it hadn't had an overhaul since 2007, sooooo.... $200 bucks later, new sprockets, chain, brake cables and pads, pedals, the works.

And a new light and a tire gauge.

Runs like a dream now

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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, February 2nd (Thursday)

I need one of those helmets right now.


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, February 2nd (Thursday)

Okay, IWBH, your turn:

EllejaY needs a helmet.

What can you find in your section of Asia??


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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, February 2nd (Thursday)

That suits you, IWBH.

Amazing weather here! Walked in the sunshine with my two littlest littlies to the library today. This has been the mildest winter ever, and I am NOT complaining. Also nice to have it light past 5pm.

It always surprises me how my moods are affected by weather/sunshine.


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"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, February 7th (Tuesday)

The weather has truly been spectacular, but there is rain in the forecast.

I too love the fact that it's getting brighter in the evening.

Crocuses and snowdrops are starting to appear, won't be long before we have daffodils and tulips.

It was a short winter here in the NW, but we could still get one more round.


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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, February 7th (Tuesday)

No winter in USA Northeast at all. Only snow we had was in October, for Pete's sake!

We are celebriating the Giants' Superbowl win. Got our t shirts...
One store sold $52,000 worth the day after the game.

We made ribs...first time ever, and we'll never eat any other ribs again.

That good.

Now, will go make some stir fry!



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Default  Posted: 11:36 AM, February 14th (Tuesday)

Bumping for everyone having a hard time on Cupid Day.


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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, February 14th (Tuesday)

What exactly is this thread....


BS: 33 (me)
No kids.
D-day: August 2007
Divorced.

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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, February 14th (Tuesday)

deana, it's a place to hang out away from the crazy.

Opposite of Crazytrain.

TammyJean started it, with her menagerie of kittywipes and farting dogs to comfort the tired weeping souls who climb on board.

We have a car full of bitch boots and feather boas for when we organize the Posse to kick some Fucklenutz ass.

(TJ will be along shortly to explain the lexicon...)

I Will Be Happy cooks amazing vegetarian cakes from Scotland, but he is Currently Occupied in a Foreign Land and away from his red kitchen. Expect a red cake soon though.

We have:

The Ravi Shankar (for meditation and yoga stretching)
The Spa Car (need I explain?)
The School Car
The Lawyer Car
The Library Car
The Workout Car

and my favourite...

The Bar Car.

Happy hour on Cupid Day could result in some delish cocktails and snacks.

So just pick a car depending on your mood, and hang out.

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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, February 14th (Tuesday)

deanab: Welcome. I hope you enjoy hanging out here. Tammy Jean (who started this a long time ago) will explain it better. I joined the thread to connect with some positive thinking, to talk about what makes me happy, to lift others up in a positive way also without always talking about the infidelity. We do have our bad days when we all need a boost. Just someone to get some inspiration that's all. Sometimes we have a good laugh too, quite often in fact.

Hope you join in with us as we all move towards this very difficult path of healing.



EJ


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 9:31 PM, February 14th (Tuesday)

Welcome on the Journey of Peace, deanab.

Ellejay and FF explained our train quite well. When the Train began its metaphorical journey in summer of 2010, most of us were in a painful, raw place. We invented shields for ourselves, personally and as a group. As we struggled to stay NC, figure out what to do, get from day to day, we leaned on each other, pulled each other through. We had a spider monkey, Eek, who frightened away the baboons, and babbons (the females...). He has retired and in his place are several barking dogs... Journals and cowboy hats are available in the lounge. GSG has a history of wonderful quotes that inspire us all. FF, Ellejay and GSG regale us with their, uh, interesting dreams.

Fucklenuttz. This is the moniker I gave to the ex. The girlfriend is known as The NuttzLover. Now the name is a generic term we use.

We talk about our kids, pets, jobs, joys, sadness, where we are on our journey. That journey does not end, we just get through the dark places, together,whenever they occur.

I vowed to always stay on the train, a place of peace, where I and others have met friends, some of whom we have met, and grown close to.

Our journey continues.

Peace.

TJ of th silver variety


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Default  Posted: 5:36 PM, February 20th (Monday)

Just bumping coz the Train is getting a bit lost folks!

Great recipe for chocolate cake coming up soon. Watch this space!!!


Peace brothers and sisters.


EJ xxxx


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Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 6:23 PM, February 20th (Monday)

We made a decadent chocolate cake early in the week. Chocolate cake, topped with brown sugar, them hot coffee poured over it. Spectacular. With yogurt and fruit, it becomes...breakfast.

A week off from The Grind. A TA missed copying a page of notes for student. Parents want to sue.

Tonight, come share our chili and corn bread. All homemade. Aferdinner coffee, chocolate raaspberry, in the carafe.

IAH u b fine. Peace.

TJ


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, February 20th (Monday)

I am stepping aboard to say hi to familiar friends. Maybe it was the smell of chocolate cake...


Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, February 20th (Monday)

Good to see you, CG.


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Default  Posted: 10:34 PM, February 20th (Monday)

I feel off but plan to ride into the sunset waving goodbye and looking forward with hope and peace .Goodnight all have to get up for a social event at 7am.

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Default  Posted: 11:46 PM, February 20th (Monday)

I didn't know all the cars. I totally need the spa car. What I wouldn't give...


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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, February 21st (Tuesday)

Oh, there is a spa car. Next door is the yoga, massage and reiki car.

And this evening, baked chicken with cranberry-nut corn bread stuffing. Left over chocolates for dessert...

Let us not allow fear to paralyse us.

Peace to all of us.


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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, February 21st (Tuesday)

oh, I so need peace. The end is near. Final requests from my L for paperwork (notarized) and it could all be over soon.... Just a few more weeks. crossing fingers, throwing salt, knocking wood.

But I might settle for leftover chocolate.


Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, February 26th (Sunday)

OK. Here's the chocolate cake recipe I was waffling on about the other day. I made it a couple of weeks ago, turned out fabulous, really moist. I did have a picture but my daughter has lost the download cord for the camera!! Never mind, take it from me, it works.


Ingredients:
2 cups plain flour
3 quarters of a cup of cocoa powder
2 cups sugar (I used caster)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda (otherwise known as bicarbonate of soda)
Half teaspooon of salt
3 teaspoons coffee mixed in 3 quarters of a cup of boiling water.
1 cup of milk
1 cup of veg oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Method
Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil, coffee (mixed with the boiling water), milk eggs and vanilla essence.
Beat well (mixture will be of a runny consistency)

Bake in 180 degree (celcius) oven or 350 degree (farenheit) or Gas Mark 4 - whichever applies to you!!!

Bake for three quarters to one hour. Test with skewer which should come out clean when cake is ready. Keep an eye on it if you have a fan-forced oven because you don't want it to overcook.


ENJOY!!

EJ xxxx


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D-Day: 20/11/10
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Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, February 26th (Sunday)

Looks like I am going to have to give this recipe a try. But it will have to wait until tomorrow. I'll grab a creamy candy for tonight as I soooo need a chocolate comfort fix right about now.


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, February 26th (Sunday)

(((Trainees)))


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D FINAL 2/3/2011
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Cool  Posted: 11:14 AM, February 27th (Monday)

Good to see you, Billie Jean!

Ellejay, your cake recipe sounds a lot like one my parents made for years. It was called Ellen's Chocolate Cake. It could even be mixed right in the pan...

Here's our recipe - it's gluten-free. To use regular flour, add 2 tablespoons for each cup of gluten-free flour, and eliminate the xanthan gum. Or, use a chocolate cake recipe or mix that will fill an 8 to 9 inch square pan. We used a mix that had hot red pepper in it. Yum....

- 1 cup superfine brown rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Mix together and spread in greased pan.

Sauce:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 3/4 cups cola OR coffee, heated to boiling

Combine sugar and cocoa; sprinkle over cake batter. Pour hot cola or coffee gently over batter.

Bake at 350 for 45 to 55 minutes.

We made a sea food stew yesterday. Will post a pic later...

Edumacation car closed today...First day back from vacation....NO HEAT. Apparently, building lost power during wind storm on Saturday. Heat wasn't coming back on. So here I am at home, let out of school after a couple of hours. Thank goodness, as I was shivering.

Now it's time to make lunch, and do some school work. Got five weeks to do all my updated individual testing and write IEPs. Yipes. So can't lose a day...

Later, all.

TJ


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Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Happy weekend! Weird week. Sent home Monday due to no heat in the Edumacation Car, Tuesday at school, Wednesday out for dr appt, Thursday snow day, late in for another dr appt. Yikes!

Here's a pic of the seafood soup/stew:

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae67/pchristian100/birdonfeeder.jpg


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Cool  Posted: 3:40 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Happy weekend! Weird week. Sent home Monday due to no heat in the Edumacation Car, Tuesday at school, Wednesday out for dr appt, Thursday snow day, late in for another dr appt. Yikes!

Here's a pic of the seafood soup/stew:

House finch feasting on sunflower seed in The Rose Bush:

Farting Dogs, relaxing after chasing snowballs:

And Kittie Wipe, relaxing as that's what he does best:

Oops. You'd think after all this time I'd recall how to post pics...

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 3:42 PM, March 2nd (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

TJ, I do love your goggie pics.

Hugs all around, TGIF.

I'll be in the Edumacation Car if you need me.

This week I and my team (the Adonis who now has a concussion from too much contact sport + the Korean Valley Girl) will be deconstructing a tome entitled MAKING SEX, something something GENDER FROM THE GREEKS TO FREUD.

We are coming up with next week's seminar questions.

It's a LOT of gory anatomical illustrations of lady and man bits all splayed out, plus a lot of talk about said bits and Why The Vagina Really Matters.

Where do we start?

Ain't life grand?

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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

PS I bought my very first Dutch oven and made turkey drumsticks which are now part of a fabulous turkey cacciatore.

Yum.


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20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Happy Weekend to all!

Nothing big happening here. A few weeks ago, I implemented Family Movie Night on Fridays and tonight we will be settling down with Winnie the Pooh and Home Alone.

Tomorrow, 5 youth from my church are coming over to clean my house and babysit my kids for 2 hours, free! So I'll be packing as much me time as I can into those two hours. Yay!


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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, March 5th (Monday)

The Adonis showed up with a plate of homemade pumpkin muffins.

He made them himself and they were *amazing*.

At the end of the discussion, we found out he aspires to be a stay at home dad.

Who knew?


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DOH!  Posted: 8:35 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

Trainees: thoughts and strength, please.

Found out today I have a blockage in heart. Must undergo cathaterization Thursday a.m.

GSG will be The Nurse .

Will let you all know how,things go.

Peace.

TJ


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Default  Posted: 11:38 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

Prayers and thoughts for you, TJ.


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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, March 8th (Thursday)

TJ, so sorry to hear this.

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

(((hugs)))


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Cool  Posted: 4:12 PM, March 8th (Thursday)

Positive thoughts and strength have gotten me through once again.

I now have two arteries with stents, a third artery to keep a watch on. One was 90% blocked, another nearly so. I was a walking time bomb. So what was my doctor thinking? Never sending me for a stress test. These blockages didn't happen overnite. Last summer I had unexplained fluid in my lungs. She didn't do a thing until I pressed the issue. Had symptoms for a long while, subtle, she never picked up on.

But I am okay. Going to be better soon than in a long time. Strength and comfort come from several places, and one is SI.

Peace.

TJ the Stented


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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, March 8th (Thursday)

Holy cow, TJ, you're bionic!

90% is massive -- I'm so glad they've fixed you up.

I guess you'll have way more energy now to keep up with the Farting Dogs.


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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, March 12th (Monday)

Bumping for the newbies. This train needs to get rolling again.

TJ, are you OK? Please update.

IWBH, Where are you? If you are anywhere near a kitchen, TJ could use some gluten-free cake.

I've been locked down in the School Car for the last 72 hours until Burning Man (a very old ex-BF -- well he's not very old, but he is in his sixties now and came to town for a rave, LOL) showed up for a surprise visit and we had a nice dinner at the French bistro Where They Charge Extra For The Vegetables....

I was thinking just a quick bite after my bike ride, somewhere cheap, but no, he wanted a real dinner before driving home three hours up island.

There was a blizzard en route apparently.

We are having a hurricane today. The water in my toilet bowl (19 floors up) was actually *sloshing* this morning....

Back to the books. Three more weeks then I'm freeeeee....

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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, March 12th (Monday)

hey, just to give the train a push and my hope and healing a boost, i thought i'd pop in and say high. i mean hi.

lmao.

peterpan and i got engaged. shhhhh. squee. i'm afraid to mention it without ducking the 2x4s, but everyone around me who knows me (including my counselors), him, me and him - they all reassure me that my attitude and actions have been pretty darn rational, hesitant even...and tell me that i should let go and let Good into my life. yes the extra "o" is on purpose.

i'm one of those that did LOTs of single, LOTs of living alone, moving to new places alone, relying on myself. that won't stop here.

i'm going through a bit right now. my mom's terminal cancer just went end stage (i found out after the engagement..so my family doesn't know yet). i wrote about my mom in Off Topic.

i love you all. tammyjean, you have thoughts, energy, prayers and hugs coming at you and your wounds. thank goodness they caught it finally!

let us know you are ok.

any newbies or passersby who need a lift? i'm here.

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Default  Posted: 11:09 AM, March 12th (Monday)

Wow, engaged! Congratulations!

Very sorry to hear about your dear mum. It is so hard to let them go.

Sounds like you have lots of good supports in place.

Big hugs.


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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, March 16th (Friday)

Bumping. TJ, please check in.

I'm still in the Edumacation Car. Doing backflips today because the interlibrary loan I requested has come through.

I needed a very obscure book from a British Marxist historian to fill in the second half of my research paper which is due two weeks from today.

It's taken me most of this week to finish reading the text for the first part -- 200 pages of one essay by the Other British Marxist historian.

They go back and forth and I'm analysing their critiques of each other and there's an even more obscure French Marxist philosopher in the middle who they're fighting about.

Without that other book I'd be screwed... was so happy to see that email from the library in my in box today!


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Cool  Posted: 3:29 PM, March 16th (Friday)

Stretch! Good to see you, and congratulations! We are all proof, living proof, fortunately, that There Is Life After D... And when I have trouble sleeping (frequent, I'm afraid) I will think about The Tomes you are reading, FF. I won't even have to read them...just thinking about them will lull me to Land of Nodd.

It has been one long week. Hard to believe a bit over a week ago, I was Being Stented. It will be a haul to develop Stamina. It will become my mantra... GSG was forced to go to PA for the week for work (double bleach all the way around... ). DS came overnight - and actually filed his own taxes. (He has A Girlfriend Now ) People are telling me how good I look. I do know my brain appears to be starting to work again. What a surpriose, now that I have blood flowing again. The dr. called me, after I sent a terse message. The woman is an idiot. I might as well treat myself...

Oh, here's a good story.
My wonderful brother had his son contact me on Thursday...a few hours after I was allowed to get and PEE finally after the surgery. The text asked if I could

MEET HIM AT THE AIRPORT TO PICK UP THE CAT

Um, cat?

I had suggested he return from Florida with my parents' cat, for whom they really aren't capable of caring anymore, except they cannot realize it. We offered to take him in. No reply from that email. Dear Brother demanded to know how I would introduce him to other pets. My answer was "Yes." I asked him to come by with some food and visit one evening. Nope to that one.

Anyway, now we have on the train the Biggest Ever Kittie Wipe, about 10 years old, with six toes on his front pawls. (That's how GSG pronounces it...) I will post a pic soon. He went with GSG to PA. We have named him Travelin' Jingle Jack Willbury. (His other name is....Kiki Bear. Um, no.)

I have a joke about woodpeckers, if anyone would care to "hear it."

Okay, time for a nap before the rest of the zoo arrives.

- TJ The Bionic


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, March 16th (Friday)

I'm up for the woodpecker joke.

'pawls' ... LOLZ.

Can't wait to see a pic of Jingles.

TJ, you are getting verrry sleeepy... Here, I'll dish you up a bit of the French philosopher:

*opening to random page*

"According to the economistic or mechanistic hypothesis, the role of the essence/phenomena opposition is to explain the non-economic as a phenomenon of the economic, which is its essence. In this operation, the theoretical (and the 'abstract') is surreptitiously substituted for the economy (since we have its theory in "Capital") and the empirical or 'concrete for the non-economic, ie., for politics, ideology, etc. The essence/phenomena opposition performs this role well enough so long as we regard the 'phenomena' as the empirical and concrete, and the essence as the non-empirical, as the abstract, as the truth of the phenomena. The result is to set up an absurd relationship between...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

I prefer my historian guy, who takes the air right out of his tires:

"Arrayed in this scarlet and furred gown of Theory, Althusser may now storm into every adjacent lecture theatre, and, in the name of philosophy, denounce the incumbents and expropriate them of their poor defective disciplines which pretend to be knowledges."

Are we there yet?

I'm going to get some wine and tackle this baby tomorrow...

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Default  Posted: 4:05 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

Thje weekend has FINALLY


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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

TJ is so excited about the weekend she gotz premature postulation...

[This message edited by FaithFool at 4:08 PM, March 23rd (Friday)]


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Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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Cool  Posted: 4:11 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

The weekend has FINALLY arrived.

I am QUITE sick of the Edumacation Car. I'm outta it.

This weekend is the Flower and Garden Show. Ironic,since we have in the US of A Northeast, been having Spring and Summer for the past month or so. Now this weekend, it will cool off, and even go into the 20's this coming week.

GSG had a birthday on WEdnesday. We are continuing to eat Vanilla Cake with Coconut Frosting.

Now, for the joke FF stated she would like to hear...and anyone else who would like to read:

The Traveling Woodpeckers:

An Alaskan woodpecker and a Texas woodpecker were in Alaska arguing about which state had the toughest trees to peck. The Alaskan woodpecker said that they had a tree there that no woodpecker can peck.

The Texas woodpecker challenged him and was able to peck a hole in the tree with no problem. The Alaskan woodpecker was in awe!

The Texas woodpeck then challenged the Alaskan woodpecker to come to Texas and try to peck this certain tree there that no woodpecker had ever been able to peck successfully.

The Alaskan woodpecker said he was sure he would be able to do it. So, after flying down to Texas, he successfully pecked the tree!

The two woodpeckers then had a discussion about why they were each unable to peck those trees in their own states. After thinking about this problem for some time, they both came to the same conclusion: “Your pecker is always harder when you’re away from home…”

I found this joke as GSG had a lunch meeting with A Team Full of Peckerish Men. Wanted to make her laugh in the middle of the lunch. Yup, I am BAD.

I have some pics to post - especially of Jack the Mitten, New Cat On The Train. Have to upload to photobucket, then download here.

Later, all.
TJ The Bionic


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Default  Posted: 4:15 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

Trainees, I've been struck down by another evil floomonia virus since last Saturday.

I'm now at the lung-butter stage. Clogged the toilet yesterday morning because I put all my used tissues down there and didn't flush enough.

That was when my fevered brain realized I had neglected to replace the Matrimonial Toilet Plunger.

Ack!

So I had to drag my sorry ass to the pharmacy (via the handy community centre loo...) to get one (I won't even mention how I toyed with the idea of calling the x to bring me one) and then the fucker wouldn't plunge properly.

By the time I finally got it unplugged I was dripping and exhausted and had to take a 4 hour nap...

Doctor says the usual "It's a virus. It will pass."

Thanks for that. So much...

Have not done a lick in the School Car all week, the paper is due on Friday, I'm 2/3rds done and have all day Sunday and next Tuesday and Wednesday pm to finish it, so it will be OK.

However I'm also supposed to do an in class presentation on Monday which I may have to bail on.

Work tomorrow starts at 7:00 am. I have to be up at 5:00, my ride comes at 6:30.

Come on Easter long weekend! I'm so ready.

In the meantime you can call me Bill the Cat *kack*coff*spew*splutter*

[This message edited by FaithFool at 4:17 PM, March 23rd (Friday)]


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20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Funny  Posted: 4:25 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

TJ is so excited about the weekend she gotz premature postulation...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Scooz me, gotta go change underwears....

Didn't even know I had posted.


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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

GOOOD MORNING TRAIN GANG!!!!

remember me?

Just wanted to check in and say hello. TJ keeps me up to date on everyones exploits. Congrats to you Stretch! FF hope you're feeling better. Damn floozies strike when you least expect it
---------------------------
Here in the Northeast US it is COLD. we had 80 degree weather last week.... last night it was in the 20's... RIDICULOUS I SAY. We scrammbled about last night trying to cover up some of the tenderest plants. The biggest feet was covering the weeoing cherry tree. You see, little flower buds started emerging eary because of the super mild temps. So in order to save the little blossoms we place a tarp over it. Sounds simple right???? the "little" weeping cherry is about 15 feet tall so the first order of business was to drag the ladder out (scary enough) Then I climbed to the top with a huge tarp. Did I mention there were 40 MPH winds while we were doing this??? danger, danger, danger! Picture it... me high up on a ladder, tarp billowing n the wind, TJ standing below in a parka holding onto rope we toed to the corners of the tarp. I'll give you a moment to contemplate all the potential catastrohes

We did manage to get the darn thing covered. Now it looks like we have a hot air balloon tethered in the back yard. At night it looks like a poorly crafted UFO. (we have tiny lights on the tree so they glow under the tarp). In addition we have bed sheets sprawed over the andromeda bushes in the fornt yard. Our neighbors probably think we have gone off the deeo end.... they of course did not make any attempts to protect their plantings.
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Turned another year older last week...WOOHOOO Clearly not any smarter based on the story above. I did learn however after playing basketball that I now officially have "geezer knees" OUCH

I'll catch up again soon. take care everyone and keep in mind... spring is here and the time to plant new seeds is upon us!

-GSG

WORDS:
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

OK, OK, OK

I'm laughing at my own typos in the above post..... rest assured trainees... some things never change!

-GSG


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

Despite my screen name, I am very much a woman and hell yeah I wish I could change that name to gladshesgone


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

*geezer knees* I gotz them

Random shooting pains near the shins? gotta love that.

The mucus tap has not turned off yet. This is Day 11.

Apparently this is the virus known as The Clinger.

Looking forward to a comedy show on Friday night. I need a good laugh.

Last history class next Monday. Will be spending the next two afternoons/evenings in the Edumacation Car finishing my paper, then one more article and I'm done.

We're all going for dinner at my favourite wine bar the Thursday before the long weekend.

The prof is going to join us. That will be fun.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:30 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)]


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Funny  Posted: 6:52 PM, March 27th (Tuesday)

scrammbled...The biggest feet was covering the weeoing cherry tree...holding onto rope we toed to the corners of the tarp....potential catastrohes AND BEST OF ALL..... bed sheets sprawed over the andromeda bushes in the fornt yard

Ah...been taking any pain killers lately, GSG???


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Default  Posted: 5:09 AM, March 28th (Wednesday)

OK just chiming in to keep the train a'rolling. Been off my face busy for the past few weeks, left the business that my stbxh and I had built together so trying to find a full-time job right now. Working in a temp job for the Government for a few weeks to keep the wolves at bay. Why didn't I do this months ago?? I feel so much better even though I am stressed to the max (if that makes sense ). Don't have time to think about the devastation that Sir Shagalot has inflicted on us all. That has to be a bonus!

Sorry to hear that TJ has been poorly and FF is having a few twinges. Great to hear from GSG. I am hobbling around on a possibly fractured foot at the moment, don't ask how I did it, I would have to be the clumsiest kluts around. Anyway, it is not life-threatening just bloody annoying (and painful). Can I have a few sympathetic hugs please?

I will try and get really creative and send something brilliant over the next few days. Even if it is just that I have managed to cook something that didn't come out of a packet. Need to get myself back into the zone of working full-time outside of my comfort zone.

There are so many wonderful, creative, intelligent and beautiful people on this train, so thank you for including me . Time to move on and embrace a new and exciting life, hard though it may be.

My house is a mess at the moment because I can't get things done limping around on my blasted foot. BUT this is my mantra for this week in regards to housework.

"Yes, I am a great housekeeper. When I enter a room I always give it a sweeping glance".

Oh, my beautiful son just got engaged last Friday to a girl I adore. I don't know who is more thrilled, him, her or me!

Onwards and forwards my friends.


Love EJ xxxxx


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D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 9:03 PM, March 28th (Wednesday)

Good to hear from you, Ellejay!

WE ARE MEGA-MILLIONS WINNERS!

three whole American dollars.

When we really do win the lottery, tickets to all trainees to a lovely spot for a vacation..


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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, April 1st (Sunday)

Hi trainees! Long time no posting. Popping in to add some steam to the train :)

Congratulations stretch, wow! I haven't been following your story with the new fiance, but so happy to see you typing so happy :)


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WH: 36
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OW: ongoing EA/PA, started October 2010
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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, April 2nd (Monday)

Ellejay and bb, good to see you!

I'm still coughing up lung butter going into Week 3 of this virus. Ugh.

Have to skip my last class today to go home and nap after work.

Handing in my final assignment and I AM OFFICIALLY OUT OF THE EDUMACATION CAR UNTIL SEPTEMBER!!!!

Whooeeee, what a ride.

Waiting for the axe to fall on 50% of my job today.

Doors close, doors open, I'm still going to take my vacation.

I can hear my dear departed Mum whispering in my ear "Seize the day" so I will, and it will be part of my inheritance from her that pays for it all.

Then it will be summer and I'll have more beach time until school starts again.

Lemons, meet lemonade.


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Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, April 2nd (Monday)

double.

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Cool  Posted: 5:24 PM, April 7th (Saturday)

Spring! Easter! Passover!

It all means new beginnings, each year, every year. Driving along, late day road trip to PA, blue sky, streams of gray-blue and silvery-white clouds, listening to Sugarland. Suitcase and backpack strapped to top of car. A cob job affair.. Three farting dogs, two kittie wipes, and one coffee can full of lilies and spider plant babies. The latter go into little pots for the nieces. And best of all my favorite person in the whole world by my side.

Care for a Quote From F-nuttz? He came to pick up DS's dog at the house. He asked ( I swear he said this):

"Are you going to retire next year? We [as in he & Nuttzlover] want to buy a house. I mean, I can't control that or anything."

'Twas hard to contain myself. I do admit it was quite fun to invest my share of his deferred comp last Thursday..

Sugarland sure is good driving music.

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Cool  Posted: 4:01 PM, April 18th (Wednesday)

Edumacation car is full of crazies....

And there are two months left of school.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Been doing renovations at The Cottage. New paint inside, new roof soon, then new paint outside.

Got plans for kitchen renovations in NY, and painting, and new flooring.

Tulips and daffodils and hyacinths a-blooming!

Can't recall if I posted a pic of Travelin' Jack, so will post this anyway.

He is a corker.


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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, April 18th (Wednesday)

Them's be some mouse-killing pawls, for sure.

Glad to hear spring renovation plans are proceeding. Keep GSG away the power tools and all should be well....

Come aboard, new trainees, and grab a kitty wipe, a cuppa tea and a farting dog for company.

Put your feet up and set awhile, just watching the scenery roll by.

FF is *38 sleeps* away from vacay. Can't wait to step onto British Airways business class and start with the champagne and the hot meals. Whoo eee.

Big celebriations planned when I hit Dublin, my home stream.


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, April 18th (Wednesday)

I am taking this train to go live with my family of origin. We are very close and have supported each other throughout our lives.

I sooooo look forward to this summer with them!

Getting a dirt bike to ride with my bro!

Many shared dinners await me! Good thing, I still have not recovered from the infidelity diet

We are all talking about relocating to Hawaii! We will see!

The train is emerging from the dark tunnel for me, I soo look forward to brighter days!

I Love spring and summer!

So glad I got off the crazy train (still love all things Ozzy though), and boarded this one for good!

Back to my regularly scheduled life as a Rock and Roll Rebel (Did I mention I love Ozzy)!


Me BH-45
Her WW-44
Married-20yrs
Together-26yrs
D-Day 4/11/10
Divorced 9/13/2010
XWW Married OM 5/23/2011

There is hope. Once you truly commit to focusing on yourself and letting go, it comes back, and you will appreciate it like never before.


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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, April 18th (Wednesday)

Did some graffitti on the caboose of this train, courtesy of a lifetime friend of mine, and I quote:

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the bullshit


Me BH-45
Her WW-44
Married-20yrs
Together-26yrs
D-Day 4/11/10
Divorced 9/13/2010
XWW Married OM 5/23/2011

There is hope. Once you truly commit to focusing on yourself and letting go, it comes back, and you will appreciate it like never before.


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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

*bumping for new arrivals*

Here be a place to park yourselves in between the ups and downs of our collective ordeal.

You can relax and just do nothing, go to the Ravi Shan-car and meditate to soothing sitar music, sip tea and eat delicious no-calorie cakes in the Afternoon Tea Salon Car, or run yourself to a lather in the Exercise Car.

I was in the Snoozing Car most of the weekend aside from one marathon bike ride...

So come on aboard, grab a seat and a cocktail if that's what you need. Bar Car is always open.


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 2:47 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

Newest car: Caffeination Potions and Posies

GSG and I run this one: coffee and flowers. Discovered a couple of really great coffee sites - fabulous coffees of every variety.

LHS, amazing, but we all emerge from that tunnel of darkness.

Here's another good one, with references to the Fucklenuttz: he asked to borrow the rototiller. I do believe when he came to get his bike carrier that he would have come in for coffee with us...sorry, no entry to the train. We might pass out from poisoned air..

FF, hope you get to post some photos when you are on your trip! We are still looking for a place to vacation in July.

Gotta get ready for Zumba! Too bad putting on video of us dancing the Waltz and Tango can't be done....I have one left foot...and that's it. My dance partner has nine right feet...all of them on my left foot

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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

Hi All,
I was one of first aboard the Peace train...I remember the pain and sadness. Guess what? I'm divorced as of 5/23/11 and I feel NOTHING for my xWS. Glad he's gone, never want to see him again.

Hang in there trainees.
While in the divorcing stage I lived the mantras "let go or get dragged" And DETTACH (Don't Even Try To Change Him/Her)


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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

I'm still coughing up lung butter going into Week 3 of this virus.

mmm. lung butter. i've had my own banner harvest. i think we had the same plague.


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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

sheila! Congrats!!

@ stretch, yeah, it was a wicked bad flu. Glad it's gone.


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20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 4:50 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

Double post....

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 4:53 PM, April 23rd (Monday)]


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Cool  Posted: 4:50 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

Sheila! I have wondered for a long while how,you are doing. I am SO glad you are doing well.

And good to see you, Stretch!

TJ The Left-Footed

Yup, I dance loopy....round in circles...


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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

Hi FF and TJ..nice to be missed.
I'm stabilized...thats how I feel....after years of crazy.
I'd love a partner but I'm patiently waiting.
I'm exploring the single life. Getting in shape mentally, emotionally and physically for this next chapter of my life.
Sometimes I'm lonely, but I read on SI and know that's okay. I refuse to rush into a relationship. Absolutely no settling. Many years with an NPD so I give too much. Constantly jumping through hoops and exhaust myself trying to please.

PM me anytime


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You survived, and that's the main thing! NPDs can be completely exhausting I hear.


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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Cool  Posted: 5:20 PM, May 2nd (Wednesday)

Bump.

Someone please send Spring to the American Northeast...we got summer in winter...now it is so chilly.

Hard on the bones.

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Default  Posted: 5:19 AM, May 5th (Saturday)

Hi TJ and all

Sending some Spring Fever to you although it is coming into Winter here in the Land of Oz. I am busy planting bulbs (a bit late I know) that may or may not sprout in our Spring which will start around September.
I am planting some daffodils, hyacinths (a favourite) and some irises. A planted jonquils last autumn but now I realise I can't stand the smell of them although they look lovely. I hung lanterns on my Crepe Myrtle tree a few days ago. I will send you a picture soon, when the tea-lights are burning.

Hope everyone in good health. Haven't posted much lately as my life has been nuts. Starting a new job on Monday....hooray!!


Love EJ xxxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 7:02 AM, May 5th (Saturday)

{{{Ellejay}}} Be sure to check in about your new job!

Our tulips are lovely; planted them last fall. Hyacinths of all colors, several kinds of daffydills . Even have two teeny weeny irises blooming! The god bushes (burning bush) are all a-leaf. Dozens and dozens of lilies coming up. Neighbors are commenting on our curb appeal....

Birthday yesterday...in IWBH's words....may the fourth be with you. I received two lovely gifts. One I a Zuni horse fetish. Turquoisec eyes, and a healing hand on her hip. The other is the most beautiful necklace I have ever seen, design by Michael Michaud. It is a sweet pea pod, with pearls inside for peas. I'll post a photo soon.

Off to a plant sale!

TJ the Healing


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Default  Posted: 3:48 AM, May 7th (Monday)

Happy Birthday for Saturday TJ. Hope you had a wonderful day!!!

I started my new job today, it was great. I worked there previously for 9 years until Sir Shagalot asked me to leave 2 and a half years ago to help him set up our business. So it is a bit "deja vu" at the moment. Anyway, I am in a new team of 6 and I think we will all get along famously in the end. Just trying to stay positive but it is a real effort at times.

Hope everyone on the Train are OK. I will catch up again soon when I have more time.


Peace to all.

Love EJ xxxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Default  Posted: 1:37 PM, May 7th (Monday)

Happy belated TJ. Sounds like you got some goodies.

We are finally warming up here on the Left Coast but it's still a bit chilly in the mornings.

FF is shopping for new luggage today. 20 more sleeps until I fly to England.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

On Thursday I got a call from x wanting to know if I wanted his freebie to see a sold out John Prine show. It pays to be nice I tell you. The peace offerings just keep coming and who am I to say no?

tee hee

On Friday there was a premiere of a documentary that was done about a local landmark -- my name got into the credits because I did a couple of years researching the history. It will probably run on the Knowledge Network.

Over the weekend I went shoe shopping and wound up wandering into the furniture store instead.

There awaiting me was the perfect Danish teak laminate bookshelf that perfectly fits the space in my livingroom that has needed filling since I moved in a year and a half ago.

So I spent Saturday afternoon unloading my boxes of books. I got to recycle six boxes, which makes me very happy.

I now have my little library so if I feel like browsing something I can just take it off the shelf.

Pics soon.

Other than that I rode the bicycle quite a bit over the weekend sniffing the glorious flowers, patio lunching drinking beer with a friend and just generally enjoying life again.

Trainees, just know that happy is an attainable thing.

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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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*bumping*

How is everybody doing on the Peace Train today?

Need your windows done?


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 9:26 AM, May 18th (Friday)

You must be in GB, given the photo!

Heyheyhey!

My healing is nearly complete. Given cervical surgery, broken hip, thyroid issues and heart problems, I completed the Workforce. Challenge, 5K race yesterday evening. I did it in one hour! Freihofer's Race for Women is in two weeks...if I can get someone to do it with me, I think I will enter. Healing will be complete.

We are going to PA today. Doing the Amish Plant Circuit. Lots ofovely plants, at good prices. And veautifuk scenery to boot. Looks to b a great trip, good weather, greenery everywhere. Lots of rain lately, but it helps catch up from the winter lack thereof. When our various gardens are planted, and some lilies are blooming, I'll post some photos.

All's well.

Sheila, if you stop in, I will be sending a PM soon. Things are calming down at work...finally.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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Default  Posted: 4:19 PM, May 22nd (Tuesday)

Hi Everyone

Looks like the Peace Train has been very quiet lately. Might need a bit of steam to get it going again.

TJ - You are a star! After all your health issues, you still manage to get up and get moving in a HUGE way. You are my inspiration

FF - You're in the UK I'm assuming? I was born and bred in London, so if you are spending any time there, please say hello to the old cobbled streets for me. I miss it greatly. Have a great trip!


Land of Ellejay:

I'm in the "Training" car this week. Learning how to deal with suicide threats at work. Very intense and emotional, so need some Peace. Now back at my "old" workplace but in a new department. I gave up this job 2 and a half years ago on Sir Shagalot's wishes so that I could help him set up the business. Little did I know that his long term plan was to kick me to the curb once the business was successful and give it all to other women. Anyway, my old colleagues are delighted to see me back and I feel safe. Meanwhile Sir Shagalot is getting death threats from at least one of the BS's he has stepped on. Karma rules.

Have to have my Gallbladder removed in 3 weeks. Something I could have done without at the moment but I will take a leaf out of TJ's book and just keep on moving forward.

There seems to be a few of us missing from the Train lately, so I hope it means you are all OK and have found Peace, Love or are just too darn busy to spend time on it.

Back soon, meanwhile take care everyone. Love to you all.


EJ xxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, May 22nd (Tuesday)

Hi Ellejay,

I love this:

Anyway, my old colleagues are delighted to see me back and I feel safe. Meanwhile Sir Shagalot is getting death threats from at least one of the BS's he has stepped on.

Karma is very sweet innit?

Not arrived in the UK yet, leaving on Sunday evening, will fly over the pole and be there by teatime on Monday.

Two sleeps in the lovely East Sussex countryside, then five sleeps in Portugal (bliss!), then some time in Ireland with my peeps, then finishing up in London with more peeps, including my nephew who I rarely see.

It's going to be a very social three and half weeks. So much fun!

Good luck with the gall bladder. You'll feel better once it's out.

Big hugs all around to the trainees who may be peeking in to see what it is all about.

Onward and upward!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, May 22nd (Tuesday)

I think I'd like on this train. Ready for some peace. Still quite a bit of anger...but I've been toying around the last few days with doing some yoga. Have not practiced in SIX months Maybe tonight is the night.


"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

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Default  Posted: 1:52 AM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Hellooooo to everyone,

I though I would pop my face onto the train again for a quick chat.

I am generally happy the occasional bout of gloominess appears now and again but I beat it back into submission.

Work is good and keeping me busy. currently out in Angola for a month before popping back to Singapore for a couple of months.

Oh and have to tell you all just had a fantastic weeks holiday in Montenegro. Stayed hal way up a hillside overlooking the town of Budva.

Check this out. the view from my bedroom window

Here is a shot of old town Budva and the cake and coffee shop.
oh did they have some nice cake or what.....

Me in my suit getting ready to throw myself on a mountainside

Them is my feet

Cracking view from 1000m above sea level


Peace to everyone

good luck to all travellers enjoy your trips
happy healing to all that need it

IWBH

[This message edited by I will be happy at 1:59 AM, May 23rd (Wednesday)]


"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."

and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
-- ANON--


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Default  Posted: 6:25 AM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Tesla:

Welcome my friend!! I will let TammyJean (the originator of this train) give you the run down on what it's all about. However for now I will just say that you are safe here and we give out inspirational thoughts, lots of hugs and of course peace to all who need it.....oh and sometimes we post wonderful pictures of our adventures and cooking skills. Please post your thoughts often, the train needs to be kept on its tracks from time to time.

Hello there IWBH! - Glad to see you after all this time. Loved the pics, what an amazing time you are having. You sound great and are obviously in a good head-space. We miss your cooking, in fact some of us have lost a considerable amount of weight. That's OK though, just glad to know you are alive and well.

Land of Ellejay:

Just sitting here enjoying the solitude of my thoughts. Working hard but in great company. Have come a long way over the past 18 months, still a big mountain to climb but feeling so much more optimistic. Life is good.

Love you all.


EJ


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Is there room for one more on the train? I think I need to hang out here to gain a better perspective on life. You guys seem to be having a great time.

The best I can do at the moment of a positive new activity is to hold a garden tea party. I have the garden and love tea. But I've never been to a tea party, nor do I own a tea set. I've just been using loose leaf in a tea bag. I notice many of you are on the other side of the pond. Any suggestions on etiquette or what to buy in terms of a tea set? Thanks and have a great day!


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FWH 48
D-day 9/07

Dont retreat, reload.
"Pull that knife out of your back - and sever the fuel line to that bus you got thrown under" Bufffalo


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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Welcome aboard tesla and newnormal.

The Ravi Shankar is open for meditation and yoga -- 24/7 -- with soothing tunes, incense and mats galore.

I LOVE the idea of a garden tea party! You could make everyone wear an outrageous sun hat.

Proper Brown Betty tea pot for making of the brew, pretty thrift shop finds for cups and saucers, who cares if they match.

If IWBH were in the country, you might luck out and get an amazing cake, but you'll have to provide your own this time around. And tiny sandwiches with no crusts.

mmmmm.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 8:20 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Welcome, tesla and newnormal!!!

And VERY VERY VERY glad to see you, IWBH! We are thinking of a balloon ride...closest I can get to participation in your fabulous Defying of Death!!! BWAHAHAHA!!!!

I am about to look back this weekend, and see the first date of the first chapter of the Peace Train. It began first as a daily post, then became chapters. While all of us ranted and raved especially at first after our D-Days, I found after a few months I needed a place of peace; needed to find hope and healing where we could all support each other in an additional way.

So the Peace Train was born.

We added cars, such as the Ravi Shankar (thanks to FF), the dining car, where many of us made wonderful desserts (especially IWBH, but one had to get to the goodies quickly or he ate them all... ); the galley car, where we cook and bake; the lounge, where there are comfy seats, soft tissues and kittie wipes (when needed) - and boas of all colors, and cowboy boots and hats when we need to form a posse. We have sleeper cars, the edumacation car, the Attorney Car, the Bar Car...and now:

We have Garden Tea Car...so when newnormal has her party, we expect some photos...

While Eek, the spider monkey, has since retired, he would scare away The Fucklenuttz ** of Affairworld. Plus, if anyone falls off the train, there are a WHOLE lot of hands reaching out to help you back on. We even offer a gentle 2 X 4 (our favourite oxymoron) when anyone requests it. When one of us breaks NC, or has trouble with the 180, we are here to listen and to give a good sqeeze (thanks to GSG). Yes, we have had some pretty darn good typos, but we make fun of them, then use them forevermore.

We also have quite a few kittie wipes (they don't mind some tears upon their fur), and some Farting Dogs that will cuddle up any time. I'll post a few pics this weekend of a few of the wonderful pets.

We share our trials and tribulations, we share all that is difficult, wonderful, and good. Some of us also PM, and have even met. My personal dream is to win the Lottery, and have everyone from all over the U.S., Scotland and England, Australia, etc., come to meet at some wonderful spa for a week. No cost to anyone. My dream. Sigh.

Anyway, my message to all: We are strong. Even when we don't feel strong, we are strong because we can recognize when we don't particularly feel strong! Never give away your dignity. To anyone. We all have worth and value.
(Words taken from one of Ser Jr's essay, which I will post again soon.)

That is just a short explanation of our Train. This site, SI, helped me through the darkest of times, by connecting me with so many people all over the world who were in different stages of healing. Support available anytime.

Next post will be of the result of our Pennsylvania Flower Shopping Weekend.
And perhaps I will find an inspiring quote, altho GSG and Ellejay are the masters of those!!!

** Fucklenuttz: Original moniker dreamed up by TJ for the now-ex WH...BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Peace.

TJ

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 8:34 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

GOOD EVENING TRAINEES!!!!

Welcome new riders! you'll find great peace, harmony and laughter here along with support and understanding.

I personally contribute some fantastic typos that bring even me to tears.

Well, the next phase of the "new and imprived me" is in the works. I am submitting my admission request to a local University. I never managed to finsh my degree... some think becuase Lecretia McEvil entered my life (partly true, but I must accept resonsibility or my ridiculous, youthful actions) Anyway, if all goes well my first classes wil begin in September.

IN the meantime I'll be in the garden pullin weeds, an swatting mosquitos (one of the few living creatures I do not hesitate to kill). Fresh tomato, peppers, eggplant and herbs for all. Colorful boqettes of flowers for each table.

Off to rest and relax a bit. ONe more day of work till a 4 day break. Not nearly as exciting as IWBH and FF jaunts but a fun filled weekend planned with dirt, mulch and pants.

-GSG

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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson



Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Christ on a cracker

I told you about the typos....best leave them for TJs enjoyment


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

Despite my screen name, I am very much a woman and hell yeah I wish I could change that name to gladshesgone


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Funny  Posted: 8:32 PM, May 23rd (Wednesday)

Mary Magdalene on Melba Toast!!!!

"new and imprived me"

Kind of a combo of "improved" and "improvised"....

Fresh tomato

Sorry, only one killer tomato will have to feed all...

Not nearly as exciting as IWBH and FF jaunts but a fun filled weekend planned with dirt, mulch and pants.

Tears are streaming down my face. I can't see.

Man, have we missed you, GSG.

Peace out, riders...


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, June 1st (Friday)

Greetings from Portugal!

Checking in on Day 5 of the fabulous post-divorce liberation celebration.

We have a farting dog:

A rather bossy kitty wipe...

And a private spa...

More pics in F&G, including a flaming chorizo. GSG, don't try it at home!!!

Healing ongoing in high gear now. Takes time but it happens...


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 2:39 PM, June 2nd (Saturday)

Hey, FF! That spa is pretty nice! I like the statue, too.

Planting almost done...here are photos of the car. We purchased a lounger, and put plants under it and on top of it. There was still room for a hanging basket and a dog.

And

Farting Dog helping herself to dinner...

And Mr. Mittens helping himself to Dog Food. Nell declares, "Um, what" That's mine!"

And in Fun and Games will be posting the pics of:


TJ and GSG after the 5K Freihofer's Run for Women a few hours ago.

I ran a few weeks back, and did better time this time...goal is to improve enough to get through it in under forty minutes.

But doing this twice in three weeks, after all the health difficulties of the past couple of years, I am feeling good. GSG is a trooper to go along and motivate me through.

FF, enjoy!


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Default  Posted: 8:07 AM, June 3rd (Sunday)

nice to "see" all you guys again, even if you aren't in your pictures.

i'm in the red bull car working up some heroic packing strength. i'm tired inside. sending peace your way, counting on the Universe to bounce it back at me...preferable through my "power circuits."


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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

Bumpity Bump.

Blew up the Edumacation Car!

Hope you recovered from packing mania, Stretch.

Last day of school for a few months. Will take that long to recover from this school year.

We attended a Sugarland Concert, and have Brad Paisley coming up this week.

Hope all of you trainees are well and happy. Off to small family reunion in PA. Perfect weekend to spend by the river.

Purchased second vehicle:

A TRUCK.

Her name is Bernice Sugapuss Dakota. Quad cab. We built a platform, and step, for Farting Dogs. Have a car gate so Big Nell can't try to climb on the dashboard...worth its weight in gold. will post pic after weekend.

Going to WV for vacation next weekend, in the mountains, taking one of the Farting Dogs. Looking forward to it Been a rough year.

Announcement! In September, GSG will join the Edumacation Car, to finish up her college degree. Congratulations, dear friend! NYS has online university, Empire State..Good deal.

Everyone, sign on to check in!

TJ


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Default  Posted: 6:42 AM, July 11th (Wednesday)

Hello Wonderful People

Just read a great book "The Power of Now" very inspirational. I think it will take some intense commitment on my part to practice the "Now" but I am trying and my heart is true.

Haven't seen much activity on the Peace Train recently but then again, I have been busy too with starting a new job, having a stint in hospital and trying to find my spiritual self once again.

Just want to have a damn good laugh at the moment. Trying not to think too much about the future or the past, it is quite liberating actually.

Here's a quote from "Stillness Speaks" by Eckhart Tolle.

"The moment you enter the Now with your attention, you realise that life is sacred. There is a sacredness to everything you perceive when you are present. The more you live in the Now, the more you sense the simple yet profound joy of Being and the sacredness of all life."

My next entry will be something even more profound. I might even bake a cake and post a picture. Then you will know I have really achieved enlightenment

Until then.............


Ellejay xxxxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Cool  Posted: 8:50 AM, July 11th (Wednesday)

Hey, Ellejay!

I know about hospital stints, and then gaining back strength, physical and spiritual. I have been on the former for a while, not there yet,. Spiritually GSG and I are working on that too.

Our beloved Kitty Wipe, Bubba Gump, a.k.a., Mr. C and Bijou, passed away this past Friday. He became ill very suddenly, kidney failure. He was 18. Bijou rests peacefully in our memory garden, next to Midnight.

Bijou had a meow as big as a tiger, appropriate as he was tiger cat. Many years ago, he began a university for cats. the Bump Dump University. He taught cats how to read and talk (kinda like Huck Finn ), and taught them that all dogs are hill scum. Gump now teaches by satellite....

Gump clearly has been working with Mr. Mittens via satellite. Mr. Mittens has not shown any interest in the catnip patch, or sleeping like flat cat. Now, he goes up to the Memory Garden and hangs out in the middle of the catnip. He sleeps like flat cat, all stretched out, about five feet long. He even comes up to me in early morning, purring and wanting to be petted. All Gump.

Vacation to WV cancelled, as it was blown off the map. Going to Maine in two weeks. Next week, I get to return to Firecamp. Had to purchase gear, but it will be worth it. A way of staying in fire service, and giving back as a volunteer.

Will post a pic of our gardens soon. Second year lily garden fantastic. People stop to tell us how beautiful our front garden is. Curb appeal....

Looking forward to hearing progress of everyone out there. Good to see you, Ellejay.

TJ


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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, July 11th (Wednesday)

Additional laugh for all, including Ellejay.

Recount of an event of a couple of years ago:

GSG spilled a bit of coffee on key board. Grabbed old hairdryer Lucretia used to use. GSG has no need for dryers, unless of course she wants hair that makes it so she can't get through a doorway The photo below says it all.

Only, now, she also cannot be trusted with matches. I chose a pen that ceased to write. My penchant is to throw said dead pen as far away from me as possible. No, GSG wanted to save its little life. She used a lit match to get the ink moving, as she heard it works.

Nope.

See for yourself.

[This message edited by tammyjean100 at 3:09 PM, July 11th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 3:48 PM, July 11th (Wednesday)

RIP little kittywipe

TJ: Some of your stories are hilarious! Thanks for the morning chuckle.

Great day in Adelaide today. Trying to find the Peace within. I know it's there somewhere!!


Ellejay xxx


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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Default  Posted: 5:26 AM, July 15th (Sunday)

Well hello my fellow trainees,

It has been a while since I have travelled with you, so I thought it was about time I gave you an update into the busy life and times of "I will be happy".

Sorry just removed the rant.

LIFE GOES ON

Off for a run.

Take care my friends

until the next instalment

I (bloody well) will be happy

ahh Peace

[This message edited by I will be happy at 7:50 AM, July 15th (Sunday)]


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and make other people a little nervous, hehehe
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Default  Posted: 8:36 AM, July 15th (Sunday)

Yes, you WILL be happy. Life does go on, and most of the time it will be okay.

All of us now know how strong we are, how strong we must be, whether we feel like it or not.

Dignity.

Value.

Each of us will never give these up to anyone. Ever.

Peace, friend. (more later...I am at Fircamo for first time in two years. Another step in The Healing of the Physical.)

TJ


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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, July 15th (Sunday)

Good evening ((((trainees))))

just got logged back on (forgot my password I guess and wanted to say a quick hello. I'll stop by tommorrow for a longer trip. Until them have a good night.

OH... TJ coud you please explain to us what on earth Fircamo might be????
Sounds like fun

-GSG

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
― C.S. Lewis


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

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Flame  Posted: 10:29 PM, July 15th (Sunday)

Well, GSG, just WHO is the THEM?

Fircamo. Camo wear, but with a tree background? Camp pants made out of misspelled fur?

FIRECAMP.

Oh, well.


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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, July 16th (Monday)

Good morning trainees! Satellite kitty wipe, more power to him, the dear old soul.

I'm 10 minutes away from heading into my layoff meeting.

Not to worry, I have since been working another contract which gives me roughly the same money for at least another year, and this door closing will give me a four day week WITH MONDAYS OFF which I intend to spend in the Edumacation car working on finishing my degree.

If all goes according to plan I'll only have two more one-semester courses next year and then I'll be able to move on to an MA.

Loving life at the moment.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:41 AM, July 16th (Monday)]


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Cool  Posted: 1:40 PM, August 15th (Wednesday)

FF! Been a while since I have been on SI...a month, now that I look at the date! Yipes.

That is great news about your future - GSG plans to return to school very soon to finish her BA, or as I really love to call it, her BS. Lots is going to change at my Edumacation Car this year - many changes, but I plan to make them ALL positive ones. Could actually make my way to Retirement Car in a few years, but even if I choose to add on that car, I will Do Something Else.

The past month:

Firecamp in mid-July. It's been two years, due to The Hip Screw-in. BWAHAHAHA! What a hoot those weeks are.

Went to Maine on vacation (Calais area). We are hooked on Maine. Stayed on a lake, visited New Brunswick and Hopewell Rocks. Lovely week. Been spending lots of time arranging to bring The Old People (my parents, whom I love dearly - 90 and 92) to NY. In AL now, but too far away. We want to be able to see them more than once a year or twice, and handle their affairs from nearby.

I am very happy to announce we have a place, within 6 miles of our home. It is only a matter of figuring out which weekend before beginning of October we csn fly down. We get to shop for furniture!!!

Spent two days in Edumacation Car, my cohort PBJ and I, setting up a whole new system for data collection. I realized yesterday she and I are pioneers! Cool stuff. Exciting, really. Lots of work for now, though.

Going to PA for several days, end of the week, after we see The Old People's new apartment. Most anxiety I have is getting an eldery, disabled woman with Alzheimers, who is incontinent, to NY on a plane. But we will somehow manage.

Hope Ellejay, you are doing well. IWBH, we trust you are doing fine. Stop in when you can, guys.

GSG, please stop in soon to regale us all of your new project at work, and with your newest Garage Entanglement Exploit.

Will post some photos soon. Everyone will enjoy the pics of Farting Dogs wearing Thunder Shirts (or Thuder Shirts, as we call them...)

Sunshine and Peace to all,

TJ


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I've been wondering where the Peace Train went. I had to google to find it. Anybody up for a ride?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjSHazjrWg

I listened to this song last night, after I was led to it following a search for a meditation for healing from abuse. Now the song is stuck in my head.


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Default  Posted: 6:53 PM, September 19th (Wednesday)

I am up for a ride! I sure can use some peace, as it seems you can also.

Enjoy your ride!


Me: 44/WH (SA): 49
M: 24 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce pending

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 5:47 PM, September 21st (Friday)

Compartmented and torn2bits, ridin' is what we do. The posse is ready, and Casey Jones is at the helm.

Oh wait, the helm's boat. Oops.

Being on The Phone in the middle of nowhere, I ,will have to wait to go on YouTube. I have an oldie in my head...from Grease. The Truck has a teeny screen...brought Grease along so keep singing the songs. Those, and Pontoon...

Been crazy times, but I will not let the Peace Train go to sleep.

GSG says hi, all.

And if you are lurking about IWBH, thinking of you. Arrrrrhhhh, bucky.... Let us know how you are. You too, Ellejay.

Update on the Fucklenuttz...he answered an email regarding his late payment to me (boohoo) on his new...iPhone.

Peace, everyone. We are proof of the peace possible.

TJ

PS GSG and I are now proud members of a local fire department. Weehaaa!


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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BillieJean
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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, February 21st (Thursday)

(((Trainees)))


ME-BW:32__HIM-xWH:31__DS:5
TOGETHER-10 MARRIED-5
D-DAY: 3/26/2010
I FILED D 9/17/2010
D FINAL 2/3/2011
"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs"-Miss Piggy

Posts: 447 | Registered: May 2010 | From: MIDDLE TN
tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 7:36 PM, February 21st (Thursday)

Billie Jean!

How wonderful to see you! It must have taken a bit of time to Sig up The Peace Train.

Just in case other SIers poke about the site, and find the Train, I will put in a teeny blurb on what the Peace Train is.

It began about three years ago, as few months after my d-day. Many SIers found time spent on a thread that was a combination of whimsical, supportive, agony at times, funny, sad, etc, was just right at times. Many came on and left the train; some of us stayed on. After the years, and into the fourth chapter, the first trainees moved on in many ways.

Now, if there are those of you out there who would like to have good meals, sit about with good friends, make use of kittie wipes when sad, pet goggies (mistype led to doggies morphing into another word..), please reply. Many new friends can be found here.

We can keep it going, begin anew, any time we want!

Words from GSG: There are two ways to live life. One is to believe motherng is a miracle. The other is to believe everything is a miracle.

I will choose the latter.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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stretch13
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Default  Posted: 5:23 AM, February 22nd (Friday)

the train has been light...we could use some new passengers!

hello everyone! long time no liquor car!!! i've been chillin' in the back of the train for quite some time. i've come so far i'm not quite sure where i am, but it's beautiful and the air is rare.

(((((trainees)))))

i've knocked a couple baboons to the ground since my last visit...but mostly other unfortunates' baboons. don't mess with stretch...or her besties!!!

love you all, happy friday, and welcome aboard to anyone in need of a friday cocktail or an anyday hug!


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BillieJean
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Default  Posted: 3:57 PM, February 23rd (Saturday)

Hi TJ!
It has been a while since I posted. I hope everyone is doing great.

Healing takes time but you get there. You guys helped me get thru the hardest time in my life and I could never say thank you enough. Love you all. Even though I don't get on here as much as I used to, I still think of you all often.


((trainees))


ME-BW:32__HIM-xWH:31__DS:5
TOGETHER-10 MARRIED-5
D-DAY: 3/26/2010
I FILED D 9/17/2010
D FINAL 2/3/2011
"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs"-Miss Piggy

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 6:48 PM, February 24th (Sunday)

We all helped each other. We get it, we understand that life moves on and we have a choice to move with it.

And move we do.

Billie Jean, hope to hear from you occasionally. Stretch, good to see you after all this time!

I rather like driving the train.

Others who hope on for a moment to the Train:

- GSG is doing great; returned to school, working at same time.
- TJ (me...) started a new job, after all these years, with NYS Special Ed department. I love it. We both joined another fire dept, been there a bit over three months now. Love it too; really a good bunch of people.

I do know that IWBH is doing very well also, continuing his adventures. I miss his wonderful food.

As for the food...we made vegetable beef soup...best soup I have ever had. Anyone may have some. Makes up for the goggie debacle last night.Left kitchen for a few minuts..didn't protect the hot dogs quite well enough. Four of the eight disappeared. Finally roasted two over the fire...half of mine rolled out of the roll, off the table...and into another goggie's mouth.

Get away from it all on the Trip to Peace. Well, Trip of Peace. Healing. Hope.

And hope to see trainees soon.


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 7:03 PM, February 24th (Sunday)

it's so nice to see the train pulling back into the station. sorry to say, but I had forgotten about this thread or I would have kept it bumped up for the newbies.

I've been riding in the "life has turned out pretty damn good" car for a while now. SO and I are working on making our LDR less LD(long distance), so I've been working on making my bedroom and bathroom share-able again. guess that means at some point I'll have to make room in my closet eventually too, huh?

for all the newbies who wander in, grab a seat (they're very comfortable ), pick up a glass, and let this be a place where you can leave your worries outside of, just for a short time. the respite will do you good.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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afraidshesgone
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Default  Posted: 7:18 AM, February 25th (Monday)

Good morning trainees!!!

a little birdie told me the train was back up and running, so I thought I'd hop on for a while. I too have been riding in the "life has turned out pretty good car"!

I'm in my second semester of school.... it's going pretty well. I have to dream up an idea for a 5 page website (any suggesstions) by Sunday

Anyway, Welcome back everyone, and to the new riders hop aboard, sit back and relax. We gave your back and offer support, understanding and comic relief on occaision.

SQEEZES FOR ALL! ((((((())))))
-GSG

WORDS:
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
― C. JoyBell C


Me, BW, old enough
D-Day dates.. tired of 'em Let's just say it happened, I'm over it and have moved on.....very happy

Despite my screen name, I am very much a woman and hell yeah I wish I could change that name to gladshesgone


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curiouswiz
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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, February 25th (Monday)

Oh my goodness! I like this thread. I really like it.

I posted a youtube video by "Train" earlier that Maia had posted, so that this seems to have caught me by the boa!

I really do have one! A beautiful red one! It matches my big bounteous red hat with the veil and flowers and feathers that I wore to my wedding! Yes I did! It was a Valentines Day wedding and I wanted it to be happy and fun..ah well.

Thanks for this thread and I'll have to start calling Stella and Hambone goggies I suppose...giggling, thanks pals.

Wish I could figure out how to post pics so I could share my red hat with you...another ah well. Thanks!


God bless us, everyone.

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tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 4:27 PM, February 25th (Monday)

Welcome to Peace Train, Lounge car, where boas hang about, cowboy hats and boots too. We have boas about the house too - purple, orange, red, pink...time for a green one. And as Inconnu says, grab a glass. We have all sizes, and you can have anything you want. Many of us like a cocktail or beer, some of us prefer non-alcoholic libartions, such as coffee, tea, and fruit smoothies....cappocino...I never spell that right...
To post pics:

Q: How do you post a picture/bold/italics?
A: Use the following code samples:
BOLD: surround the text you want in bold with and
Example: I want this text to be bold. Result: I want this text to be bold.

ITALIC: follow the same instructions above, but using

PICTURES: In order to display an image within your post, the image must be hosted on a web server. There are several free hosting services for your images. Here are acouple that you can use: picturaltrail.com – photobucket.com

Once you have your image uploaded or you have found a picture on the internet you want to embed in your post, you can then post your image by right-clicking on your image and selecting "Properties", copying that Address (URL) and then pasting it with the at the end of the URL tags.

Example:

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Also, you can go to The Healing Library; it's under Q and A.

Their are many, many stories to impart to new riders. But one at a time.Or perhaps two.

1) We do have a tendency to end up with typos...and we also have a tendency to, um, poke fun at ourselves, and yes, each other...such as:

GSG: a "suggesstion" for your website...ssnakes? heeheehee

Me, TJ:

Others who hope on for a moment to the Train:

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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torn2bits
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, February 26th (Tuesday)

I have really hopped aboard this Peace train. I am in year 3 of my divorce. I have brought my massousse (spelling?) To give you all a massage. I also have a large collection of tropical plants and flowers including tulips!

Ahhhh......so good to be on the train today.

Even though, here in Chicago there is more than 6 inches of snow falling!

Sipping my Margarita...


Me: 44/WH (SA): 49
M: 24 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce pending

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tammyjean100
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Cool  Posted: 7:02 PM, February 26th (Tuesday)

Looking at mixed nastiness for weather in NY. Sitting by a lovely fire, sipping snoodle doodle coffee.

Lovely evening, I'd say.


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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torn2bits
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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, February 26th (Tuesday)

The fire sounds so wonderful. That is one of my great loves....indoor or out.


Me: 44/WH (SA): 49
M: 24 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce pending

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Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 2:46 AM, March 4th (Monday)

Well HELLO!!!

I have been on the platform for a very long time just getting myself together before hopping on for a new destination.

Lots has happened since I was last here. I got a new job (well it is a "new" job back at my old company but anyway ) I am now official DIVORCED from Sir Shagalot as of last Friday. I am not quite used to that word yet "divorced, divorced, divorced, divorced, divorced"........OK it's starting to not sound so bad.

I started an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) a few weeks ago so now I really have to watch my spelling! Hopefully I will come out of it qualified to be an Editor, Author, Playwright (or something). I can then just sit in my comfy armchair in my twilight years, listening to "Muse" and writing bad porn.

My eldest son is now engaged, my middle son is just graduated from the Army Reserves and my 14 year old is rapidly turning into a young woman.

I still have sound really lousy days but they are getting fewer. Onwards and forwards as they say. Where to next? Pick an exotic destination. Mine will be Tuscany, surrounded by plenty of wine, family and friends.

I can hear the whistle blowing....better jump on.


Ellejay xxxx

P.S. Hot as all hell in Adelaide today, quite uncomfortable actually but at least I have air-conditioning.

Love to all!!



Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 8:12 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

Well, Riders of the Peace Train, time to bump the train to the top again.

Come aboard, and take a breather from the pain of the dark, deep forest.

Know you are moving through the forest, toward light.

If you need a posse, let us know.

Grab a boa, any color, have a cowboy hat and boots. Tissues available, in the form of Kittie Wipes. Perhaps tomorrow I will post a pic or two of current kittie wipes.

Rest your feet upon the Farting Doggies. Pics to be posted of them too.

And post your own! It's easy (if I can do it, anyone can...)

And old Riders, feel free to post and catch the riders up on what's happening...

Peace.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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tesla
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Default  Posted: 7:45 AM, April 4th (Thursday)

It feels like it might be spring outside this morning! My crocuses are up. I spotted a hyacinth too! Last year in the midst of D and trying to find a job, I let my yard and garden fall into disrepair. This year I'm getting back out there and taking it back.


"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, April 12th (Friday)

Bumping for those who have not heard of boas or bitch boots.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 9:27 PM, April 21st (Sunday)

Bitch boots

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

Still have my pink boa hanging about.

Daffy dills blooming finally in NYS.

Peace to all, and to all a good night.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 6:48 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)

Can you all meet me in the lounge? I need the kitty wipes, and must dig out the journals.

This time, for my mom. She passed away Sunday, May 5. She would have been 92 in June.

Of course, I smile and laugh through tears. My mom was a proper, teeny tiny, beautiful woman. Married 66 years, the hardest part is the loneliness of my dad. Time to somehow get him north with his family. Not an easy job.
Friday, gathering on beach to scatter a few ashes, walk the beach, gaze at the sunset.

These two educated most of eastern south florida about the green flash. When the sun, in just the rifht atmospheric conditions, sinks below the horizon of the west over the ocean, there is seen a lovely green flash for a second or two.

I hope mom sends us one Friday night.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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BillieJean
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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

(((Trainees)))


ME-BW:32__HIM-xWH:31__DS:5
TOGETHER-10 MARRIED-5
D-DAY: 3/26/2010
I FILED D 9/17/2010
D FINAL 2/3/2011
"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs"-Miss Piggy

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 9:06 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

{{{BillieJean}}}

Positive thoughts to all.

Peace,

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

TJ, I didn't see this thread when you posted about your mom. I'm sorry for your loss. How's your dad doing?

((TJ))


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 9:41 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

Thanks, Inconnu, for asking.

Dad is doing okay, better than he has since my mom lost herself to Alzheimers, but is terribly lonely. They were married almost 70 years....for better or worse! He is finally willing to come north again .

We have found a good place for him to live, assisted living that is a good place. Where he has been is quite awful.

So I am looking forward to spending time with my dad, something I have never been able to do so far in life!

Peace, all around us, if we look and feel.

TJ


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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BillieJean
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Default  Posted: 6:34 PM, July 8th (Monday)

((TJ)) & ((Dad))


ME-BW:32__HIM-xWH:31__DS:5
TOGETHER-10 MARRIED-5
D-DAY: 3/26/2010
I FILED D 9/17/2010
D FINAL 2/3/2011
"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs"-Miss Piggy

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BillieJean
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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

((Trainees))


ME-BW:32__HIM-xWH:31__DS:5
TOGETHER-10 MARRIED-5
D-DAY: 3/26/2010
I FILED D 9/17/2010
D FINAL 2/3/2011
"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs"-Miss Piggy

Posts: 447 | Registered: May 2010 | From: MIDDLE TN
Ellejay
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Default  Posted: 6:29 AM, October 21st (Monday)

Just popping back on for a while. Sorry to hear that you lost your Mom this year TJ

I'm still standing although it has been a long road. Thought it would be good to get the train moving again. I don't know what it is but every so often I feel I should jump back on either to give or receive some inspiration. Here's some positive words:


Love to all

Ellejay


Married 25 years now divorced.
D-Day: 20/11/10
Me: 48.5 plus 10% GST
Him: mental age 6 (apologies to all 6 year olds)
Betrayal: Who cares anymore?

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tammyjean100
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Flame  Posted: 12:46 PM, December 8th (Sunday)

Ellejay,

It was wonderful to hear from you via the Peace Train!

I am afraid my crazy life has interfered with doing many things I want and need to do.

Time to catch up.

Holidays are upon us. I do hope you, and all the oither survivors, ones we know and those many hundreds we don't know, are doing well. As an old man who lives in same assisted living as my dad says, I do reasonably well for someone who is 86...we do reasonably well for people who have had to redefine, find life and love among us, again, after a traumatic experience.

I'm happy and content with life, with my partner/fiancee, my new job (been on it one year now), and the plans for the future.

It's been a journey, and we just keep moving with it.

Happiest of holidays!

Check in, all.

TJ
Still a silver girl


You can't overcome anything without facing it. Betty Ford

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