• Ro posted a new activity comment 23 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Aaw poor doggy 😔

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 1 day ago

    πŸ™‚

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 1 day, 6 hours ago

    lmfao at this end – ‘get erdone’ and ‘lively cappuccino afterwards’- what a crack up!
    I would be the old ,slow one in the trio @iowadawn sad to say
    I’m sorry to hear you’re so bummed out mate. It’s no good for you to be under so much pressure all the time eh?
    Thinking of you over there

  • Ro posted an update 1 day, 15 hours ago

    568 sober
    Good moaning people. I did not want to get up this morning. It is going to be an awesome day here, so can’t complain about the weather.
    I have to go to the neighbours house tonight. Let me rephrase that-I am going to the neighbours house tonight. I have decided that it will be the one and only time I will allow myself to be manipulated…[Read more]

    • Yummmmm. You are going to have to eat that cake in chunks :D. Good luck with the neighbour…

    • hmmmmm—i too was a people pleaser last night against my gut instincts. Drove an hour to a ‘do’ I didnt want to attend and then was the sober driver!! im so easily manipulated!

    • Morena, @Ro. Gawd, your Christmas cake sounds more like a science project. I’ll bet it’s beautiful. Go well with the neighbor-duty this evening…all 20 minutes of it. Ha. Get that protection field happening the moment you leave your door.

    • Awesome @ro! Good luck for tonight. 😂😂have a great weekend. Your cake tower sounds yummy! Love Xmas cake too. 😀😀

    • I’m having cake cravings.

    • Oi! Our @Ro. You have decided to go. Out of kindness. It’s Christmas. You are going. So get over it already and make the best of it. There are worse fates. Who knows, there may even be an opportunity to spit out a little bit of truth to her to set you up better for the coming days and the New Year. Something along the lines of…..”To co-exist…[Read more]

    • Ohhh for goodness sake @ro. My mouth waters everytime I read one of your posts. They are very provocative and I just want to rush to my pantry and grab out something sweet to eat lol. Anyway, on a more serious note….it’s a hard call for you to have to ‘perform’ for your neighbour. There are times when I will sometimes go through the motions just…[Read more]

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Have a great night @tom4500 hope you win the money πŸ™‚

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Have a great day @soberstylist

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Well done @jes good luck for the job!

  • Ro posted an update 2 days, 15 hours ago

    567 sober
    Gidday. Spoiler alert* Ro will not be getting drunk on Xmas fruitcake! lol Thanks for messages yesterday. Unlike others here I have no compulsion to drink and I couldn’t care less about alcohol being present in fruitcake-it acts as a preservative, although I can’t see it lasting long-goodbye diet lol.
    My family is having a fucking shit…[Read more]

    • Send her a message @Ro -ro

      Tell her words fail you

      It’s ok xxx

    • My thoughts are with you and your family Ro.
      My partner has been trying different Christmas cake recipes and I am the tester. I do not drink but just realized I have been eating a lot of cake.

    • so sorry for your family @Ro. Life is so not fair as we know. I just loooooove booze soaked fruitcakes,booze soaked trifle—–alcoholic here. have a good day @ro.

    • Man, rough time @ro … wish there was more i could say. Big hugs xx

    • Oh @Ro words fail me too. Just send her big love, it is the reaching out that counts xoxox
      I am so sorry, big hugs my friend xoxo

    • Hugs out to you @ro. Sad times for the whanau xx At least our emotions are raw and honest without that liquid crap dulling things down or over exaggerating things eh!! All the best.
      Ahh yes booze soaked desserts!!! ….Hubby was in the Navy for 20 years. One of the most popular desserts was trifle soaked in Navy rum. The real stuff!! I didn’t…[Read more]

    • What a hard time for you and your family @ro. Sometime s life just is so hard with too many challenges all at once. And some people get more than their share of suffering, that’s for sure. I know I have shared with you about my son who was born with a brain tumor. About 2 months before John was born, my 69 year old Dad was diagnosed with a…[Read more]

  • Ro posted an update 3 days, 15 hours ago

    566 sober
    Good moaning people πŸ™‚
    I got my tall cakes out of their tins yesterday! Oh they are looking good. Am hoping they cut ok as they are probably 25-30cm tall and GF, so only held together with ground almond. Oh and did I mention brandy – there’s a bit of brandy holding them together too . Will ‘feed’ them a cap full every few days. I can’t…[Read more]

    • @ro your cakes sound awesome. Im going to get in first and say….you are going to eat that cake with brandy in it? Haha no biggie for us but im sure someone is going to put that to you lol. So sorry about your neighbour. Personally I like my home to be mostly invites only so I can really synpathise with you. Pity you can’t have a few drinks and…[Read more]

    • I’m pretty thing about my privacy and space too. Still, you might need your neighbours one day @ro, you never know. Cakes sound great.

    • Lovevreadingbyourbposts, BUT they do make me hungry! Blah to your clueless neighbor(s).

    • You are just too popular Ro, and obviously your F*&k off inner demeanour is totally hidden from them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      surely you can develop a splitting headache or migraine for Friday, and tell them today that hubby said too busy a time of year – home late, going straight to bed – perfect excuse. They can enjoy the platter all weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    • I ate some booze at book club last week, the host had made these rather large cupcake type of things full of guiness and baileys. I guess it was a Christmas treat. It was bloody awful. I’d bit into it and didn’t like to not eat it (I don’t freak out at eating booze in general if it’s in a dessert or something), but this was really strong and it…[Read more]

    • Oooh @ro I’m hungry! Your cake sounds delish! Wouldnt have thought of cheddar cheese but love cheese anyway! Your salads sound amazing as always! ❤️❤️

  • Ro posted an update 5 days, 11 hours ago

    564 sober
    Morena
    The morning started off well and has gone down hill in a hurry due to trying to have an ‘adult’ conversation with my daughter, who is most definitely not an adult, about purchasing a vehicle and living by the law of the land, which she is not even remotely interested in doing ( wants to drive on a learner licence-cos all her…[Read more]

    • Hello dear @Ro, hope you got that off your chest and moved on to enjoying the cakes!! Tall and small is fine, if they taste good. =) Hope your day goes well.

    • I am hearing you @Ro – I have too late teens and they drive me crazy – love them to pieces but definitely don’t understand them. πŸ™‚ In fact it is the emotional stuff with the teens that I most clearly hear myself say ‘I need a drink’ – particularly if I can’t ‘fix’ the issue. I think I am learning to let go a bit now as they are of an age where…[Read more]

    • Oh @ro—sounds like kids are little children wanting to be grownups but dont have to emotional intelligence to do it. I recognise the behaviour because I was there. You are a wonderful role model–hope that rubs off on them. PS—i have Floridix on board now!

    • Happy day @Ro ooh I’m interested to hear about what cakes you’re making and how they turn out x

    • Ugh. Relate.too well. After.daughter arrested and released I stopped at her house to see what they are doing to get me off as cosigner on her apt. . Resulted in shouting and threats never to call me again. If only!

    • Agirl replied 5 days ago

      Cakes sound awesome! If only raising children was as easy as baking cakes. :(. I hear ya.

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Howdy @chanelb welcome here 😊

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Morning @Reginald hope you have a fantastic day old mate 👍

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Hey @seedynomore sorry didn’t get back to you after my shout out t’other day. Hope you’re still keeping an eye out for jobs. Just apply for them all-you never know your luck…
    Coming up to stressful time of year – we are not ‘doing’ Xmas this year. Not even getting a tree. I used to carry on with the bullshit when the kids were little but I’ve…[Read more]

    • Love it, @ro! Grinch away! Thanks for the post @seedynomore. At just over a month, I’m already finding I think about it less and less.

    • OOOOOH LOVE it Ro!!! I dont think I can face the most depressing family event, bless them – not that I was even asked! How’s that for family love and communication?! Daughter is loyally saying she will be with me, when I know she would way prefer to be at b/fs – he has a PROPER family. They are so proper and gorgeous they would welcome me, now…[Read more]

      • Hi @Morgan and @Ro and @Seedynomore I’m a bit stressed about what to make for Christmas, need some nice vego ideas that are kinda fancy or at least tasty. Not doing any meat, except fish. Will get some salmon and prawns and scallops and that’ll sort the young folk out. Plus I’ve got to take a plate to bookclub this week and another one to a…[Read more]

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 2 hours ago

    Turned out after someone on here suggested I got an iron count that my iron level was really low. I was talking the liquid but forgot it sometimes. The pills are easier for me to remember for some reason. It is great stuff. I’m due to get ablood test again prob so be interesting to see if the level has changed much

  • Ro posted an update 6 days, 4 hours ago

    Love all your silly season pictures people! Hi @timidwarrior and @sobermommy1013 and @reena ! Lovely to see your smiling faces and the animals were all very cute too. Have to say @islandone your view is pretty flucking stunning mate-postcard material…. sexy legs @prudence πŸ˜‰ Thanks for doing that guys I liked all those pics a lot πŸ™‚

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Yay @sunny_disposition such great work! A solid foundation to move forward with-keep the momentum going-you are doing this thing!

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Hey @annie I’ve tried all sorts of things to go to sleep this year-prescription zopiclone sleeping pills from the doctor, tart cherry juice, magnesium supplements- two different kinds; mag sleep, and mag citrate, another kind of sleeping tab my sister sent from OZ called ‘sleep right’, prescription melatonin, acupunture, avoiding grain and eating…[Read more]

    • Thanks @Ro. I have used all the above as well—Zopiclone, melotonin 2mg prescription magnesium. Zops are the best but not easy to obtain. Interesting to read about Floridex—I used to give that to my kids 30 years ago. Im going to give them a go. Its possibly the iron in them that helps with sleep.

      • Turned out after someone on here suggested I got an iron count that my iron level was really low. I was talking the liquid but forgot it sometimes. The pills are easier for me to remember for some reason. It is great stuff. I’m due to get ablood test again prob so be interesting to see if the level has changed much

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 11 hours ago

    That’s awesome @redpanda good on ya! Strong like king Kong πŸ˜‰

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 12 hours ago

    Sounds PRIMO in your world @janus2 most excellent πŸ™‚

  • Ro posted a new activity comment 6 days, 12 hours ago

    I didn’t mean to trivialise your anxiety btw sometimes a firm word is required. I’m not too good at the pity party side of things. You are a strong independent woman. I feel a commune would be a wonderful option for all of us in dotage, what you recks?

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