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[Jan. 23rd, 2013|08:19 pm]
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Is there someone who is a permanent (or semi-permanent) fixture in your life that you could do without? (E.g. co-worker, in-law.)

Is there someone whom is no longer in your life, but you wish that they were?

Are you looking forward to anything this year?

[User Picture]From: pastorlenny
2013-01-23 12:29 pm (UTC)


I tire of myself sometimes.
[User Picture]From: carlyrq
2013-01-23 12:39 pm (UTC)


I am very thankful that I can't think of anyone.

Not really. There are people who I wish had a larger role in my life (like friends that have drifted apart as we maintain busy schedules), but nobody completely absent who I can't get in touch with.

Yes! Graduating with my MA, and moving into a spankin' new condo with my wonderful boyfriend.
[User Picture]From: wexdance
2013-01-23 12:46 pm (UTC)


Fortunately, not really.

My ex.

Many small things in the near future, and hopefully finally getting my driver's license sometime this year.
[User Picture]From: sophiee
2013-01-23 02:06 pm (UTC)


My sister in-law. My mother in-law and father in-law are awesome, I got really lucky there. My sister in law is an insane conspiracy theorist who believes the Sandy Hook shooting is a conspiracy to disarm the country, she only listens to rhetoric and doesn't have the mental capacity to look shit up, she doesn't take my niece and nephew to the doctor even when they're seriously ill — she gives them huge doses of vitamin C, vitamin D (idiot), takes them to a fucking naturopath or a chiropractor to fix their "subluxations" and right now she's taking my niece to a chiropractor to fix what is basically when she starts talking so fast because she has so much on her mind and NO socialization (my SIL plays bejeweled blitz all damn day) she trips up on occasion but if you just remind her to slow down, she does fine. She saw a speech therapist who concluded the same thing, that she just needs to be reminded to slow down. She pumps them full of nutraceuticals that have no regulation, she's been feeding both kids honey and bee propolis since they were being bottle fed (not snarking on bottle feeding, livid over the honey and bee propolis in formula for an infant) and to top it off, the kids have two meals to pick from: hot dogs or a PB&J. On rare occasions, mac and cheese with a hot dog in it. My niece hardly eats because of it. When we lived close, one day I brought cottage cheese and fresh fruit for a snack and my niece was curious and wanted a bite. I double checked with my SIL for allergies, got the ok, and gave her a bite. Next thing I knew, she wanted a giant bowl of it. She now does it to my father in-law and she started doing that to my husband when we lived nearby. Poor girl is probably lacking in nutrients. She'll eat anything healthy, any veggie or fruit. I've never seen my SIL give her any, I have seen her take asparagus OFF of her plate and tell her it was for adults only and then give her a hot dog like usual.

And she refuses to vaccinate. Not for any well educated reasons, but because and a bunch of bogus online shit says not to and anyone who says you should is some kind of sociopath, narcissist, or other derogatory whatever.

The entire family except my brother in-law (who has hopped on the insane train) hates her. They just grin through their teeth so they can see the kids.

So yeah, I wish she was out of my life. I wish she'd just fuck off, she's ruining her kids (and again, not just me who feels like this).

I really would like to see my grandparents on my dad's side soon. They're in my life, at least my grandma is. My grandpa is in a way but his Parkinson's Disease is so advanced that we don't hear from him. When my husband and I got married, he used some voice dictation software to write a message to us and had my grandma help him paste it in the card and he signed it as best as he could. I cried because it meant so much that he'd do that instead of have my grandma transcribe and sign for him as usual. I could also tell it was him who wrote it just by how things were phrased. So I guess my grandpa who is but isn't in my life for health issues that are understandable.

School, working again for the first time in a long time and generally feeling like a productive fucking human. My mental heath is finally at a point where I don't fear a breakdown looming or have to worry. :) And celebrating our first anniversary with my husband up in Grand Marais at the same cabin we were at. It was beautiful up there. I'm really excited for that.

Edited at 2013-01-23 02:07 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-01-23 02:43 pm (UTC)


I don't understand people like that.... Vaccines are bad, but hot dogs and PB&J are good? Formula is good enough, but modern medicine is bad? Vitamins and additives and herbal remedies are grand, but let's spend the day playing video games? I'll take a consistent hippy over this crap any day.... That would make me crazy, too.
[User Picture]From: sophiee
2013-01-23 03:27 pm (UTC)


Exactly! If she were going to be a consistent hippy, I could handle that. At least it wouldn't be consistent hypocrisy whiplash. I think my brother in-law would get on my nerves even more if he attacked me for no reason. Eh, scratch that, though, he went off on how I was a slave to the drug companies one night, just totally got in my face unprovoked over it so both have (I have bipolar disorder and panic disorder w/ agoraphobia and they tried to get me to take all of these supplements, juice, see a chiropractor and told me they had no doubt I'd be cured.) I'd rather take what they call my evil big bad pharma meds that are regulated, not nearly as much effort which is important when staying med compliant can be a problem for me once I feel "normal" or what I'm guessing is normal. I went back at him and he shut the hell up, my husband backed me up of course, but when I'm ripping new places to shit out of, I like to be let to go wild.

Irony with him? He works on the Bakken in fracking operations of some sort. I mean, if that's your job, go for it. Not gonna judge. Just don't be Mr. Hippie off the clock and then frac away on the clock then have the nerve to go off on ME for taking medication manufactured by big old bad pharma and pushed by lobbyists (I'm dead right now with laughter) instead of supplements and juicing! Bwahaha.

IA, pick a side. Sorry for the tangent, there. It totally brightened my day after getting a nasty call from my SIL.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-01-23 03:51 pm (UTC)


It would be infuriating and exhausting to me. I'm fairly hippy-ish, but there's a time and a place. Mental health is a time for pharmaceuticals.

I also think that people need to mind their own damn business. I'm willing to bet that you'd be a lot less bothered by their BS choices if they weren't constantly telling you your choices were wrong.
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-01-23 11:47 pm (UTC)


Oh my god this pisses me off just reading about it. I cannot understand this kind of logic, or lack thereof. all.
On the plus side though you are a trooper for dealing with what you do and also even trying to maintain a relationship with these two...I don't know if I could handle that.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2013-01-23 03:13 pm (UTC)


Yeah, sure i guess
I guess yeah, im excited for my SO to graduate
[User Picture]From: koalatycontrol
2013-01-23 03:45 pm (UTC)


My aunt/boss.
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-01-23 03:53 pm (UTC)


My older sister.

My best friend. She died three years ago.

Being out of debt to my in laws.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-23 04:08 pm (UTC)


not currently, I feel lucky to say. I've had a couple of former coworkers I felt that way about, and I wasn't sorry to say goodbye to my former MIL (my FIL's now ex-wife).

yep, a friend and my mom.

hopefully a nice vacation week or two. and probably my daughter's first school dance - I'm excited for it because she is. :D

Edited at 2013-01-23 04:10 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2013-01-23 05:02 pm (UTC)


I'm looking forward to getting my gel polish system stuff so I can start giving myself gel manicures at home!
[User Picture]From: asmadasrabbits
2013-01-23 05:14 pm (UTC)


Yep. My mom's boyfriend. He's really a terrible person.

Yes, I miss my (ex) best friend. He left to join the scientology SeaOrg. I've never before or since had such a close friend, and I worry that I never will again.

Not really! I find that looking forward to things just leaves me disappointed.
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2013-01-23 05:38 pm (UTC)


my SOs family. i try and avoid them because they are crazy conservative republicans who legit listen to rush and hannity. this was the first year since weve been together i went to one of his family functions - at the thanksgiving table, in the middle of dinner the hostess's husband tells a rape joke. my internal reaction was like "are you fucking kidding me?!?! AEK;RHJGk;ghjW RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!" but of course i was a guest in his home so i couldnt say anything lest i get us thrown out of my SOs family holiday. i could most definitely do without those people.

yes. an ex bf. :/ i want us to be friends, but i dont think thats going to happen.

in april im going to memphis!!!!
[User Picture]From: soywateratoms
2013-01-23 07:38 pm (UTC)


I'd say my sis in law but she keeps her distance these days.

A lot of people.

Getting a new job. The Summer.
[User Picture]From: bo1ng
2013-01-23 07:43 pm (UTC)


- most likely my co-workers, they just get to me

- my little sister, she decided she didn't want anything to do with my family, that was 4.5 years ago
I've been thinking about it, since yesterday was her birthday.

- planting our garden, summer trips... warmth
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-01-23 11:50 pm (UTC)


Luckily, no. I have good relationships with all my family and coworkers and I have cut out all the shit friends I had.

Yes, my mom. She passed away over six years ago and I will always miss her.

Not really. I'm optimistic about this year but there's no major events that I'm waiting on.
Wait..okay, actually I'm kindasorta looking forward to Valentine's Day only because I'm in the infatuation stage with someone right now and it's like perfect timing. I'm lame.