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Old May 19th 2016, 2:27 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

Originally Posted by mikelincs
I'm DELERIOUSLY happy because I DON'T live in AMERICA.
oh dear. Writing in the vernacular? Liverpool?

Caps needs correct spelling.

It's peeing down here and so today that makes me REALLY, REALLY Happy! My air con is being replaced and the normal 90 F + would have had me suicidal without air con.

More rain when I lived in Scotland though would have had me emptying the wine bottle by tea-time.
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Old May 19th 2016, 2:33 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

Originally Posted by petitefrancaise
oh dear. Writing in the vernacular? Liverpool?

Caps needs correct spelling.

It's peeing down here and so today that makes me REALLY, REALLY Happy! My air con is being replaced and the normal 90 F + would have had me suicidal without air con.

More rain when I lived in Scotland though would have had me emptying the wine bottle by tea-time.
Wot's rong wiv my speeling?
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Old May 19th 2016, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs
Wot's rong wiv my speeling?
nothing at all my dear. You'd still get an "A" in your GCSE
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Old May 19th 2016, 2:42 pm
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nothing at all my dear. You'd still get an "A" in your GCSE
There is no A in GCSE.

Only a G, a C, an S and an E.
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:07 pm
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There is no A in GCSE.

Only a G, a C, an S and an E.
That deserves karma..
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:12 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

I am very happy, as long as they keep providing my MEDICATION.

When they stop providing MEDICATION I get angry.

Your question is not ODD, it is MEANINGLESS. It therefore deserves a MEANINGLESS response.

I think I am overdue my MEDICATION. And who moved my CRAYONS?
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:19 pm
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That deserves karma..
OMG Your standards are so low!!
Karma pffff!
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KARMA, surely?
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Slow day
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:25 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

Originally Posted by kodokan
Ooh, I want to play SHOUTING!

Are you a woman in your mid-40s, condemned to live in DULL sprawling suburbs for a good school district but whose kids are USELESSLY too old to generate school-gate friendships, whose resume is HOPELESSLY decades out of date and set in the wrong country, who's ALMOST at the 'faking religion' point of wanting to meet people in your new area, ANY people, even the smug 'look at how good I am' volunteer-y ones?

No?

In that case, I got nuttin'.
You've just described my nightmare. And also what I have a horrible feeling is in my not-too-distant future.
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:43 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

Originally Posted by RainyDays
You've just described my nightmare. And also what I have a horrible feeling is in my not-too-distant future.


My kids have been shockingly poor value for my social life this year. Moving from AZ to OH unexpectedly plunged my youngest from the final year of elementary to the first year of middle school - middle schoolers resolutely do NOT want their mum going anywhere near the school to volunteer/ hang out with other mums.

There was a hiatus of the kids deciding what extracurriculars they wanted to do - no point me starting something on, say, Tuesdays, that I won't be able to continue if my high schooler's activities clash, as his need for a decent college application trumps my need to be slightly less bored. Then a period of getting the new household routines all bedded in.

Finally... it can be all about me! But no - a broken-ankled kid plunged me back into the tyranny of the school run with not enough time to get in and out of the downtown city for anything interesting, with added 'and now I need to go to fracture clinic and physical therapy'.

Now I'm killing time before a big UK trip this summer, so I don't join something for a few weeks but then look like the flaky newbie who became a no-show.

August... August will be my time. Please. *whimper*
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:44 pm
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Default Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

Originally Posted by RainyDays
You've just described my nightmare. And also what I have a horrible feeling is in my not-too-distant future.
I'm sort of in that situation myself, but BE always brightens my day and now the temperatures are more favourable I am enjoying playing in the garden. Today will be a planting out day. I also go to a drop in knitting group a couple of times a month at the local library and had a blast at a quilting retreat weekend last month. Not greatly deep and meaningful friendships, but a happy smile and being made to feel welcome are definitely morale boosters.
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Old May 19th 2016, 3:49 pm
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My eldest is coming back into her own as my social saviour. She's got an internship at an IT company in a swish new "campus". And they can bring families in for lunch, apparently Monday is sushi...

of course it wasn't her that told me and I've yet to convince her that it would be a really good idea -ooooops!! REALLY GOOD IDEA. forgot the emphasis.
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Old May 19th 2016, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
I'm sort of in that situation myself, but BE always brightens my day and now the temperatures are more favourable I am enjoying playing in the garden. Today will be a planting out day. I also go to a drop in knitting group a couple of times a month at the local library and had a blast at a quilting retreat weekend last month. Not greatly deep and meaningful friendships, but a happy smile and being made to feel welcome are definitely morale boosters.
Yes, completely that - I don't look for deep and meaningful, but just try and find the set-up from the Cheers theme song:

'Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came'

It's not AMERICA's fault; it's a lifestage thing that I'm in a fallow period between the PTA mums and the active early-retired. I'll get there - it just wasn't worth starting anything (like a sports class or social life or a garden) when I knew I'd be away a good chunk of summer.

99% of my spare mental energy not taken up with broken ankles and general end-of-schoolness is being resolutely used to avoid thinking too hard that we'll be spending this summer using ALL of hubby's 'new to the company' holiday allowance, one of the few remaining precious family holiday slots before our 16 year old leaves home, and a 5-figure sum, on sitting on people's sofas drinking tea, and having conversations we could just as easily have had over Skype, instead of on a once-in-a-lifetime-of-memories, all-inclusive trip to Bali-a-like.

The tiny bit of leftover mental energy from THAT is for beating myself up guiltily about the above.
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Old May 19th 2016, 4:14 pm
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Haha! My kids are 13 and 16 so no chance of making friends at the school gate! And they're not old enough to have a job at a swish It company!

The idea of faking religion made me laugh! But making friends in my 40s is making me think I might have to do something desperate - like take up a sport or 'hobby'! *groan*
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