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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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what a crummy week

A co-worker lost her battle with cancer last week. Aged 51.

Another co-worker's niece and her two children were killed by a drunk driver last Friday. The niece was 26 and the kids were 3 years and 11 months. The kids were both ejected from the vehicle. The drunk driver survived and has a history of drunk driving offenses.

Then today another co-worker sent this awful fwd to everyone about Jamie Bulger that I can't get out of my head. I knew about the case but this just brought it back to my mind. I won't go into it or provide a link, but the details are beyond sickening.

I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old. Since I became a father anything bad involving kids just seems to be that much worse. None of this stuff even involves me directly but it has just left me worn out. I guess it's better than not feeling anything at all.

And I've been feeling like I'm about to get a cold on and off for like three weeks now.

What does everyone else do to take their minds off of life's fecal matter?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 03:57 PM
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puff puff pass.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 03:58 PM
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i would drink.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 04:11 PM
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Sorry to hear all this is bring you down. Having kids definately gives you a different perspective on things. Hearing it gets to you, means you are a loving and caring father/husband.

Go home and do somethign with the family. Maybe have a gameboard night, or just sit and watch TV or a movie with them.


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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 04:53 PM
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Sorry to hear all this is bring you down. Having kids definately gives you a different perspective on things. Hearing it gets to you, means you are a loving and caring father/husband.

Go home and do somethign with the family. Maybe have a gameboard night, or just sit and watch TV or a movie with them.
I agree with Scout. You must be a great father/husband to have these things affect you so much. I was watching the news last night and saw the husband/father of the young lady and her two children. His words were heartbreaking. I can not begin to imagine his pain, but I his loss reminds me of why I don't drink. It is careless to put yourself behind the wheel after drinking and endanger so many innocent people. There is always an option... DD, taxi, callig a friend, spending the night where you are, or sleeping in your car until you sober up.

My suggestion would be to go home, hold your loved ones close to you and relish in the joy that is having them in your life. Nothing beats a night with the family!

Trust me, we all go through tough times, but we need to look at what we have and enjoy it while we can...

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Enjoy a night talking to and playing with your kids.

Hug your wife and tell her you love her.

Pop Popcorn

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I definatly wouldn't drink at something like this. I only like drinking if I'm in a good mood.

I usually just do something physical or spend time with the GF, or a combination of both

You wanna see my itinerary?
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I'll drink to that recommendation.
currently drinking to that reco.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 06:46 PM
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I read about that family in the NW Herald today, that's just terrible. The Father was at home and his wive and kids were on their way home from a violin lesson and then they were all gone. That kind of pain affects anyone who it touches. I can't imagine what the father is going through.

Our Church helped us sort out life, but it unfortunately closed down last weekend. We also joined a small group that meets weekly to connect with other people, it helps to celebrate life with other people. When things are good the joy is all the greater when they are bad you have someone to lean on.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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I usually don't share stuff like that, just had to get it out...

Drinking doesn't do much but make me have to wizz. Beer anyway. I prefer water. Drugs? Never.

Got a call an hour ago about a job I applied to and have an interview tomorrow. Something positive/not negative...
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 08:26 PM
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cool congrats on the interview....as for the stress and bs i go to the gym or go for a run with my pup gets her tired and gets my aggravation out lol

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 07:42 PM
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How did the interview go? Hope some good stuff is on your way.

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