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ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Chit-Chat http://www.addforums.com/forums en Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:08:08 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.addforums.com/forums/images/misc/rss.jpg ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Chit-Chat http://www.addforums.com/forums what to do with a small girl in rainy weather? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188992&goto=newpost Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:10:32 GMT i'm making a poll. you can select multiple things. she's not yet awake. she can do easily two things in a day broken up by a nap. we went to the exploratorium and had lunch at the rotunda yesterday, so don't want an exact repeat.

there are two temporary museums, the colour factory and the museum of ice cream...but tickets are tough to get, though i might be able to finagle some. i've heard that neither is where a 2.5 year old wants to be, though.

oh! asian art museum or cable car museum. she might enjoy that. i wish we had a firetruck museum. ****, we'd be there daily.

also, i'm not going to certain places in SF. like, i don't go to fisherman's wharf, out of principle.

anyway, what would you do with a small girl on a rainy day. she MUST get out a good amount of energy and get some fresh air, so at least one option must be outside.

EDIT: i think i messed up and you cannot chose more than one. i really wanted you to be able to choose up to three so please comment if you care to give additional votes! ]]>
Chit-Chat peripatetic http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188992
Poetry Slam http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188958&goto=newpost Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:07:01 GMT I love poetry and I love seeing what poems other people like. The only requirements for this thread are: -The poem must be published and able to be found via a library or Google search. - The author must be named and given credit. - The poem must be copy and pasted into the thread, no... I love poetry and I love seeing what poems other people like.

The only requirements for this thread are:

-The poem must be published and able to be found via a library or Google search.

- The author must be named and given credit.

- The poem must be copy and pasted into the thread, no links.

-No links to any sites, no commercial/forum promotion.

-No original poetry (that's for another thread).

-Comments about why you love it, its meaning to you, how other's feel about it or its subject matter are welcome.

- I may add a requirement or two if I forget something. ;) ]]>
Chit-Chat sarahsweets http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188958
<![CDATA[Thought I'd share the irony and humor of this situation. Laugh at will.]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188941&goto=newpost Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:15:29 GMT Please laugh and enjoy. I know I had to. Humor is my life.

So 12 days ago i had surgery on my other hand. I would love to tell you that I have had loads of help but I am mom so that would be a lie. On the weekend my husband's brake lines when in his truck while we were driving to the gas station, and he is so good that he was able to coast it home without alerting me to the danger. So now we have 4 people that drive and 3 cars. My dryer started squealing and banging and for the umpteeth time my husband took it apart and declared that this time he couldnt fix it. We cant afford a new one so we need to order a new motor. This was Saturday and Sunday.

Monday (yesterday)My daughter sprained her ankle a month ago and is still in a lot of pain. I got her an appt and she took a car to school so I had to call her out and have her come get me and we spent all morning at the doctor and getting xrays. She had to take the car to work at 1230.

My mom came home from peru and I told her I was coming to do some laundry at her house and hear about her trip. My husband has back issues and basically came crawling in the door from work because it had seized up. This man is very good about dealing with it and he has been referred to pain management and PT but because of my surgeries we havent had a chance to get to it.
I got him to the living room floor and told him I would get him into the recliner finish dinner. I got him set up to eat, fed one girl and talked to the other one after work and left for my moms. I dragged a couple of loads to the car and went to my mom's at 7. Got a text from the almost 18 year old:

" I cant stop throwing up and dad is basically in tears"
I didnt even get a chance to answer when she called.
" I threw up on my bed and I need to clean it up but dont know how"
I asked her if she had a sheet on the bed and of course she didnt.
I told her to get the dirty bath towels and start mopping it up and I would be home soon. I told the husband also.

Not five minutes later crying:
" mom please hurry..its in a pile on my bed and I cant stop throwing up into a bucket"

So I left the laundry and came home.

Husband was basically in tears so I helped him up to bed and geared up with trash bags, paper towels, spray and gloves and..up I went.
I stopped in horror because yes- she wasnt kidding it WAS in a pile on her bare mattress. But it was not all liquid, I had to go downstairs and get a SERVING SPOON. I had to remove it into the bucket, have her rinse it out in the toilet and scrub her mattress. I fixed up her bed and gave her a bucket. I gave husband his muscle relaxers. I came down to set my coffee up for the next day and put away the dinner that was left on the stove.
The barfing daughter comes down for juice and looks at me and says"mom you need to relax"
I glared at her and said "then go to bed"
Then she said" what will help make me stop throwing up?"
I said "the only thing that will help you stop throwing up would be for you to stop talking"
The look on her face made the sarcasm totally worth it. I said" Of all the vomit i have had to clean up, I have never had to use a serving spoon, you will have to let me digest this one before you ask me other stuff"
She busted out into laughter because I said 'digest' which was a pun considering the circumstance.
She went up and I called my mom laughing.
Its so typical of the way things are for me. I feel like I am living a modern version of the sitcom 'Rosanne'. Who has this life? I cant stop smiling about it and laughing at the irony. I choose to do that rather than be a martyr or moan about it.
At least I am there for my family and they know I am. I am not too drunk to do anything about it.
For the record I get my stitches out this morning so I am truly a super hero.

Laugh-comment-share your own motherhood/life's ironies.

xxxooo
-sweets ]]>
Chit-Chat sarahsweets http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188941
Happy songs http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188868&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:59:19 GMT I need distraction, does anyone know of any happy songs I could listen to on youtube to get my brain away from the sad songs that can be found on youtube, Thanks :grouphug: I need distraction, does anyone know of any happy songs I could listen to on youtube to get my brain away from the sad songs that can be found on youtube, Thanks :grouphug: ]]> Chit-Chat midnightstar http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188868 I want to try something on Friday or Saturday http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188756&goto=newpost Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:26:27 GMT Just to see if I can do it without needing someone to pick up the pieces if it causes me to fall apart.

I want to try and sit through the song that I have not been able to hear for years without falling to pieces and try and desensitise myself to it.

It'll be round about this time on either Friday or Saturday that I'm thinking of doing it (so if I do fall apart and need someone with me, even if it's just a presence online, I'll have chance to be sorted before I have to go back to work and it shouldn't affect my work)

Good idea or bad idea? And will anyone be around to pick up the pieces if I do flip my lid hearing the song? :thankyou: ]]>
Chit-Chat midnightstar http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188756
The ADDF NaNoWriMo Thread http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188729&goto=newpost Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:52:30 GMT I know I'm a bit late with starting this for November, been very busy :o

I pledge to work on a story and write a minimum of 100 words each day on the story, my NaNoWriMo will overrun to the 5th December so I get to catch up :o

Anyone else got something they want or need to work on? We can all pledge to wrote a certain number of words for it and work with each other to help each other get our projects finished :) ]]>
Chit-Chat midnightstar http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188729
<![CDATA[Does anyone care about"final arrangements" or what will happen after you die?]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188709&goto=newpost Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:33:33 GMT I am not trying to be morbid.
I have a thread in addictions about a friends' brother who died from alcoholism. As it turns out all the chaos and damage from drinking meant he didnt keep up on things like his life insurance of debt or his "affairs" and my friend has a lot of s*** to weed through.
It got me thinking:
I dont ever think about what I would "leave" to my kids if anything ever happened to me and my husband. I do not have life insurance. My husband does through work. I think we have a do your own will kit which is collecting dust although I feel like wills are best done by a lawyer. We cant afford that anytime soon.
I always see those commercials by colonial penn that alex tribeck is in talking about "final expenses" and how you do not want to burden your loved ones by not leaving money for them and I was wondering if I am alone in this.
Of course it makes sense to me when I think about it abstractly but actually going from wondering about it to actually doing something about it always gets shuffled to the bottom of the priority list. We plain cant afford what it would cost to insure me with all my health issues, and we cant afford a lawyer now to put anything in place. We should do that will kit but I have had it for years and never done it.

What do you all think? ]]>
Chit-Chat sarahsweets http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188709
I think I need a hug http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188578&goto=newpost Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:09:49 GMT Anxiety's been kicking me up the butt all of today :(

I think I need a hug ........... ]]>
Chit-Chat midnightstar http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188578
Are you ageist? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188567&goto=newpost Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:08:42 GMT I wonder if I am. I love teaching and working with students and I've had some lovely very young colleagues but I generally prefer working and making friends or even just hanging out with people in my age range or older.

Most people I meet these days are quite a bit younger than me though maybe because I lag behind in so many aspectsxts of life like career, family, etc.

Its not that I don't like younger people. I think the current young generation is fantastic and in general terms much more open minded tolerant and aware than my generation.

I just feel that I don't have that much in common with them, that I cajt relate to them so well and to be honest I guess part of me also feels older in comparispn in their company.

I'm genuinely interested how other people view this. Do you have an age preference or does it not matter in any way. Would you be comfortable working or living or doing anything else with people who are much younger..or older than you? ]]>
Chit-Chat Fuzzy12 http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188567