This one's for you. Yes you, my friend.

@makingpots (11928)
United States
February 24, 2009 11:26am CST
You, the one reading this at this very moment. What could I do for you to lighten your load today? I'm feeling a bit down today and a sure fire way for me to snap out of it would be to do something nice for others. So, would that I could, what can I do today that would ease you through the rest of your day? bonus points for anyone who makes me laugh with their response.
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@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Ok, so you are saying that the only reason to help me is to help you? Hmm. Just kidding. I know what you mean. I always tell people that the best way to feel good about yourself is to accomplish something, whether it be helping others, doing something that you have put off and getting it done, or, as a last resort..... SHOPPING!!! LOL It is true... hitting a good yard sale or thrift shop and finding treasures, always makes me feel better. Regular shopping is okay, but something about finding something that you were not looking for, and cheap, is great, especially at Goodwill or Salvation Army, as I know the money is for a good cause. Sometimes I will do something like organize my closets, or clear out stuff that I have put off getting rid of, and doing it on Freecycle, again, helping me help others to help me!! If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Dr. Wayne Dyer
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Ahh, my friend! You know me well.... I use the Dyer quote often. Retail therapy!!! Of course. That's what I'm needing. I know just what you mean about clearing out or organizing something. My husband and I have a way of letting each other know we are feeling this way by saying, "I think I just need to organize my sock draw". It does work. Thanks for stopping by my little discussion with all your positiveness!!! But truly, if I could do something to lighten your load today I would. Friends do that.
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
24 Feb 09
The sun is shining brightly into my living room and putting me in a good mood. I am always in a good mood when the sun shines. It is God's antidepressant! LOL But thank you. If I need cheering up, I will give you the word. Usually a hug and a smile will do it.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
Hi makingpots! Oh that is so nice of you my dear! I am feeling down today and hoping you can grant my wish of winning the jackpot lottery or maybe if that is too much, you can just help me with my house chores. haha.. Take care and hoping that you are feeling a little better now. lovelots..faith
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hi, faith! I'm feeling much better already. I hope you will be feeling better soon to. You know what, I would gladly come help with your house chores. We all deserve a little help in that area now and then. Nice to see you, friend.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I am glad that you are feeling better now. Just telling me that you will gladly help me with house chores made my heart smile already! Thanks for being sweet! lovelots..faith
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@mummymo (23709)
25 Feb 09
How can 2 of my most special ladies be feeling down ? Cheer up now or I will start crying! boo hoo xxxx
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@katsmeow1213 (28927)
• United States
24 Feb 09
You could come help me pack! Sorry that you're feeling down today. I am too a little bit. It's sort of complicated. I should be very excited, and I was very excited before all this started, but now that it's all definite, I'm just scared! I'm scared that we're going to hate the new place due to how small it is and the fact that there is no yard. I'm scared that we're piling our bills up too high and won't be able to afford them, and if that happens we'll be in so much trouble and we'll have no help from anyone if we get into any sort of mess financially. We got our car insurance today, this is the first time we've had our own car insurance in probably 5 years. It's costing us $150 a month. We weren't expecting that! This might put us over our budget, and that's such a scary thought. I'm also concerned because we've about depleted our tax returns now. Granted we covered all the important things, we bought the car and the house, the car is on the road, we really don't have any other expenses, but it's a sad feeling knowing all that money is gone. Okay, sorry I wasn't able to make you laugh, and probably just brought you down a few more notches. But thanks for lending me your ear so I could get that load off my chest. Hey! There you go, you helped me just by letting me rant a little! Aren't you so kind? Your deed is done for the day!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I'm glad you feel better. Take a deep breath and kick back with a cup of whatever relaxes you. Sometimes our gut feelings, doubts, etc are red flags. You haven't moved yet. As much as you would like to be out from under his family (right, that's part of this), it just might not be the right time yet. ... and I'd love to help you pack. It's always more fun packing someone else's stuff.
• United States
24 Feb 09
I know what you're saying, but we just really really have to make this work. Up until now I was thinking it was a good move. Our rent isn't going up much, but we're adding other bills which we didn't have before, that's what's got me worried. The car insurance adds a huge bill we didn't have before, we're now going to have Satelite TV which we didn't have before (it's cheaper than cable). My internet cost is going down, and our power bill should be going way way down (can't get much worse than $600 a month that we're paying now). I mean if we stay, it's still going to be hard on us because of the power bill and we'll still have the added bills, at least the insurance. The only difference is, if we stay and can't pay rent, no big deal. Once we move we have to pay all our bills or we're in deep water! But we have to make it work! His parents are only part of the problem. There are many many problems.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I'm sure there is much I don't know. I know you will make the right decisions. The mommy in me hears 5 kids with no yard to play in and thinks, wow, that is a huge quality of life thing. If you are going to be feeling tense about other things such as bills, you might not need to feel like you are always on top of each other in a smaller place with no outlet. Not meaning to be a nay sayer. Only you and your husband know what's best for your family.
@mummymo (23709)
25 Feb 09
The best thing you vould do for me sis is to feel better - that would make me feel better too! You are too special to feel down so here is a great big hug from me to you((((((((((( my lovely sis )))))))))))). ps hope it was a nice surprise to get a response from me! xxxxx
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Feb 09
;runs to hug Mo (((((((mummymo)))))))!! The sweetest surprise EVER! My favorite myLotter!! I will likely not have the blues again for months after this one. I love and miss you dearly, Sis. Hope all is well with you. xxxxx Thank you for absoulutely making my day!!!!! ;pots wakes away whistling her happy song
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@mummymo (23709)
25 Feb 09
Now that is what I call a welcome sis! lol It is really good to see you and I am hoping to be here regularly again so we can catch up loads. Glas you are happier and I want to know what you have been up to! Hugs and kisses xxxxx
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Ya think I've missed you a bit??? It will be so great to get caught back up.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Just having the opportunity to add a response in a discussion from you is more than enough. Thanks. My day today is going well. I actually started a few discussions for a change. I've been in a myLot burnout as of late it seems. All last week I did very little here. Now today I am active and your discussion was well enough to make my day a bit brighter. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
What kind words, Grandpa Bob! A great big (((hug))) to you, my friend. And an extra (hug) to give to Savanah next time you see here. We all have the occassional myLot funk that we get in. I'm glad you're back and I'll go find your discussions. Pictures??? hee
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
ooops, next time you see her.
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@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Grandpa Bob, you must be the sweetest person on here!! I just want to pinch your cheeks, oh and the ones on your face, too!!!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Feb 09
Well let's see.............. You could make me coffee for the rest of your natural life. You could make friends with my dog and clean up her poop for the rest of her natural life. You could clean my house, do my dishes, take care of my laundry, warm up my bed for me etc., etc. Or You could come through your screen and strangle me right now! LOL Well at least I made myself laugh! ROFL
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
lol I wouldn't mind coming through my screen and having a cup of that coffee with you right now. I imagine how we would laaauuuugggghhh! Now, get up off the floor, sounds like you've got a lot you could be doing.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Feb 09
You CAN see me! Oh dear.... OK, getting up off the floor and going about my chores *grumble,grumble, slave driving mylotters...* ROFL (see I'm back on the floor! LOL) HA!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
@p1kef1sh (45647)
24 Feb 09
I think that I would like to make a lovely lunch followed by sitting at the feet of a beautiful lady. Then I'd massage her feet whilst she read her book, watched TV, chatted to her friends. Whatever her heart desired would fulfill me.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
;raises both hands. Me, me, pick me! Okay, beautiful lady takes me out of the running. I'm guessing the boss is going to be a happy lady this after noon (evening for you). ;walks away in envy of Mrs. P1ke.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
24 Feb 09
The Boss is happy that I slave for others at times. I think that she'd agree with me that you are beautiful indeed. Now, where shall I sit?
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Well, you and the boss are too kind. Now.... right there would be fine. Nice!!!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Hmmmm. Do you have anything in bright green spandex with taffeta and sequins I could borrow? I have this sudden urge to imitate Elton John in his heyday and I'm fresh out of regalia!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
As a matter of fact, I believe I might. And a big pair of goofy sunglasses to go with it.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Goofy sunglasses???? Jeez, that's just over the top! Whydya have to go and make a mockery out of my outfit then? lol.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Elton John in his heyday............. how soon we forget. He was always in big gawdy sunglasses that matched his outfit. Maybe I'm showing my age here.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
26 Feb 09
You are such a sweet heart! I am down and sad and your post makes me smile. You are such a good person dear. And dear, Can I sing for you? Lots and lots of smiles and hugs...
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Ahh, glad I could make you smile. Absolutely you can sing for me. I would love it!!
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Feb 09
My heart goes Shalalalala.. Shalalala in the evening.....
@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 09
I would so sweet of you to have offered your services to us. This shows that how caring and gentle you are and you do your best to make others feel happy and at ease. This is one of your biggest positive traits and I do hope that this trait of yours would have alredy won you many friends. You just asking us is more than anything else, you and I know that sitting miles apart, it becomes difficult to practically do something special for a friend, yet you made an attempt.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Ahh, such kind words, deepak. Thanks, friend.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 09
It is my pleasure! You too are kind and warm.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
25 Feb 09
Hi Pots Hope u must be doing fine now and i am sure when i would be writing these lines, u must have helped lot of people and feeling Great and happy, and sure must have had sweet smile on lovely face. i dont want to make u laugh more as u must have Hard time laughing alreasdy as i know u have nice person in ur friends list who can write very well. For me, i just need ur well wishes, prayers, thats all Take care
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hi, cupid! Well wishes and prayers headed your way, my friend
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Feb 09
Thanks Pots
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
25 Feb 09
sorry u are feelig that way. if i'd known u wanted to do nsomething to help i would have called u to help me bring in that heavy a$$ed microwave i had to buy today & about strained my pizzle as my grandmother use to say.i never did find out where your pizzle was. hope u feel better.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Nothing worse than a strained pizzle. I would sure have helped. I am better, thanks. My day ended very pleasantly.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
25 Feb 09
that's great, i'm glad. hate those ol' bad moods. can't they happen quickly?
• United States
24 Feb 09
I could use a nice back message right now...LOL Hope your day gets better. Smiling... G
• United States
24 Feb 09
actually, that would be massage...LOL
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Haha I'm pretty good with back messages too. My four year old and I play that game all the time. 'what letter am I writing'. Lol Yeah, I could use a massage right now, myself. Let's work something out. I used to have a massage therapist friend and we would barter massages for pottery. She has moved away.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Sweetheart you have just done it! The fact that you would offer means alot to me It makes me feel valued and loved ..thank you Now to make you laugh or at least feel sorry for me lol... I was going to walk the dog and as I leaned forward I reached for her to hook the least to her collar ..I had my hand on her when the cat jumped off the dresser on Daisy's back.. Daisy turned quickly which caught me off balence.. I stepped forward to catch myself but my foot landed in her huge water dish splashing the cat who took off like a shot He hates water, rain etc...Daisy took this as an invitation to play the chase me then I'll chase you game...did I mention that somewhere in this madness I had hooked the least to her collar ...so I was off too I banged my head on the table straightening up then into the ironing board which flipped it over on it's side, grabbed the hot iron..ouch..unplugging it..now this meant we have a human, cat, and dog team running the newly designed agility course. I somehow ended flat on my belly on the livingroom carpet (thank God for carpet)..Daisy thought "aww what a great place to sit my boney butt"...It took some conviencing before she would understand that I was getting miffed and not playing a new kind of game!! Daisy is my 7 month old great dane pup that is nearing 100 lbs so you can see my problem with that game!!! Honey your day has got to be better then that! xoxooxxooxo
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
ROFL!!!! Sorry to be laughing so hard, but that is the funniest thing I've read in a while. Plus, you didn't mention anyone getting hurt except possibly an iron burn. I hope you all came through fairly unscaithed. Yes, my dear, my day has been much better than that. Sit down and have a nice cup of tea. You deserve it!
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
26 Feb 09
You are so sweet to feel better by doing stuff for others. Though your discussion is is a few days old and I hope you are feeling better today. Sometimes I get the winter blues because I am indoors more often and stuff. But today i may have been outside just a minute or so too long... Now with that being said, I have a hat that can use a washing as I am off to cash a check. HEHE
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
The lucky seagull!!! haha Yes, I'm feeling much better, thanks.
• India
26 Feb 09
hehe this would b an interestin thread to watch tahnx for postin this happy lottin and have a nice day
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Thanks for replying to it, thecrazyjogger.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hey pots! I'm sorry that you are not having such a great day! I'd like to say that I'm having a good one, but it's so damn cold here again! It's back in the very low 30's and I'm freezing my azz off! I am sitting in my kitchen/office which thankfully is next to the oven which I have turned on so I can get warm! This is what I call "the life"? I have spent almost this whole winter like this! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring! If you could speed that up I would be so greatful! If not, oh well! I hope you have a better day tomorrow and me too!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hey Opal. I'm working on the spring thing for you as we speak. Right now I wouldn't mind cozying up next to that oven with you to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a great chat! Let's go make it a better day together! Write me tomorrow and let me know how you did.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Feb 09
You could come and do my laundry! LOL....really I have the day off tomorrow and am going with a friend to her doctors appointment 200 miles away so I have to get all my work done! besides that if you want to hop on over and clean my craft room that would make me very happy....a friend and I did some scrapping this weekend and it's still a mess! Hope you are cheered up by now!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
A chance to play, ....errmmm, clean is someone else craft room, you betcha. I'll do a load of laundry between each scrapbook page. Hee Thanks, jill, yes I'm feeling a little better. Sitting in the son watching my son practice soccer and chatting with friends. Turned out to be an okay day afterall.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 09
Sweetie all I can say is go and read one of Gissi's Discussion lol I will have to send him to you he has this ability to make me laugh when I am down lol Big warm Hugs I really hope that helps a bit
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Awww, Gissi has put a smile on my face many times. I will do just that, thanks Gabs.
• United States
24 Feb 09
How about giving me a nice foot massage?
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Okay, whiteheather, you need to go get those puppies soaking...... nice warm water and some Epsom salt. I check back with you in about an hour.