the good news and the bad news

@ElicBxn (61055)
United States
November 13, 2009 9:09am CST
Its FRIDAY!!! Good news for me - I'm off for the weekend after today. Bad news for the roomie - she's been on vacation for a couple of weeks and Monday she goes back to work. You have any news? good or bad or both?
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I have good news! I've been sick with what I believe is the swine flu since last Saturday. My chest felt like an elephant was sitting on it and I've had fever and chills. Well, my chest feels MUCH better today! Yippee!!!!! The fever/chills are also gone and my voice is almost back to normal. I lost it, probably because of the coughing I was doing. I'm still coughing but not nearly as much or as hard. So, yep, I'd call that good news. I hope I'll have some more good news later today. Well, it would be GREAT news if it happens. I've been told that my big disability check could be coming today in the mail! After waiting for over 7 years to be approved for disability, then waiting for almost 3 months to get any benefits at all, it looks like it might just happen today! I'm so psyched!
@Hatley (164257)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Nov 09
wow mentalward that is great that you are feeling so much'better with that scary swine flu. Now then you get your big disability' check you will again be even happier. get well soon now. good luck and God bless.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Thank you, Hatley. I read the symptoms of the swine flu compared with the regular flu and colds and my symptoms matched those of the swine flu. I didn't feel the need to go to the doctor because it wasn't that bad. My fever didn't get above 101 and I didn't have any trouble breathing. The bad part about it is that I think I picked it up in the hospital! I took my son to the ER last Wednesday evening because he was screaming in pain from an abscessed wisdom tooth and no dentist was available that late. Two days later I started feeling bad and by the next day I felt just awful! But, it was mostly the weakness that was the worst part of it. I drank a lot of juice and water, rested and kept warm. That did the trick, apparently, because I'm feeling SO much better today. You make sure to stay healthy, too, okay? I made the mistake of touching my face before washing my hands and I think that's how I got sick.
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
you will have to post if that check comes in, but make it its own post so all your friends can see it!! We are pulling for ya!
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
13 Nov 09
I have good news! Friday the 13th has finally arrived!! I am going to a concert tonight that was planned months ago! Can't wait! Bad news? Not got any yet and I am certainly not going out to try and search for some just for the sake of having some to put here in this response
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@AmbiePam (51177)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Concert? My interest has been piqued. Do you mind if I ask which concert?
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
me too mysdianait - what concert??? tell all!
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
14 Nov 09
Oh no-one famous (well not yet ) but you may remember I did a task a while back? All About Kane, the band my son plays in, were playing near here tonight and I just had to go because I know they will not be playing again soon as they have other things on their plate in the next few months, including recording a CD I've only just got back and happy to report that the audience there was enthusiastic once again They are still on my profile just in case you are not aware of them.
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• United States
13 Nov 09
i has new kitty. she is all black,and very very tiny.white whiskers tho..it's the strangest thing. my other black ct has whiskers that match his coat.
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
aww - you need to post pictures!! I LOVES KITTIES!!! Now, Sassy, our old lady used to have black whiskers, but they are mostly white now...
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• United States
13 Nov 09
i will,as soon as i can borrow my bro's camera. i have one more coming to foster at the end of the month too-a friend is losing their place,so we're taking the second one in til they get re-settled. total of 5..we're gonna be the fun house LOL
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
so, you are still at a fraction of our cat numbers
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
13 Nov 09
[b]Yes! You're not going on vacation, so I get to see you next week! Yippeeee! [/em] Oh...I'll bet you're not doing the happy dance about that, though...are ya? Maggiepie the Mercenary client, but still YOUR BFF! IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
no, vacations aren't an option with home health
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
14 Nov 09
[b] I know, Elic. That's why I said I know you're not happy. Maggiepie IMPEACH HIM![/b]
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@Hatley (164257)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Nov 09
hi ElicBxn good for you , a nice weekend to enjoy; my news will sound silly to all who are not technophobes, and can handle any and all computer problems themselves. we had our electricity turned off last night from ten pm to two am. thus of course knocking my computer off the net. well my son had visited me last night and showed me which line to unplug and replug in on both the modem and the router. He said the outage might not even affect my ability to get on the net. well news for him, it did , I could get on the computer okay but not on the net. so with shaking hands I unplugged the tiny one he said to unplug then plug back in on the modem, then on the router the same way then turned on my computer again. Voila I am back on the net, good as new and I did it myself. hip hip hooray. So now if I ever get knocked off the net I know how to reset my computer. It was a biggie for me as I am totally a technophobe.
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@AmbiePam (51177)
• United States
13 Nov 09
That IS good news, Hatley. I wasn't always so good with computers, and the smallest thing to go wrong with mine would make me panic because I wasn't sure if I could fix it.
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I hear ya! for some reason the computer and the printer aren't talking and I'm waiting for one of my geek friends to come help with it mean while, I don't print that much anyway!
@menolly22 (217)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Yay for your weekend off!!! Good news for me: I get to go to a comedy club tonight and get out of the house without my kids. Bad news: I'll be dragging butt tomorrow as I have to get up with the kids and they usually get up about 6am
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
When we were kids, we knew that we could get up, turn on cartoons and keep the TV low and we'd be fine until 9 or so when mom got up. If we woke up dad... that was a WHOLE 'nother story!
• United States
13 Nov 09
I wish my boys would do that! But they are still too little. 4 years and 16 months!
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@suzzy3 (8352)
16 Nov 09
I used to hate going back to work after a holiday.now I cannot stand coming back to normal life,while away we live in our caravan which is easy to keep tidy so I spend a lot of time just being lazy.such hard work to come back to a house and have it all to do again.You have the weekend off you lucky man relax and have a rest.Most times my husband has days off in the week ,sometimes he has weekends off so then it is even better because our son is home as well and we can spend family time arguing with each other.It is quite funny really.my son asks his Dad to show him how to do something.Then my son tells him he is wrong.My husband goes mad.Poor chap I do feel sorry for him .
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I'm sure I could do some cleaning on the weekend, but I do that for my job, and its never been one of my favorite past times - I'd much rather be here earning a few cents than any kind of housework!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
14 Nov 09
That's good but I feel sorry for your roomie though. I hope she got rested up before she goes back. I guess the good news here is, that we started our Christmas shopping but the bad news is, we are not near to be done with it. Everything is outragious!
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
actually, she's all stressed out because she doesn't trust her boss' boss, he's a vindictive thing and he got in trouble because her previous supervisor wasn't doing her job
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I always heard no news was good news & that's me today no news. y'all have a good weekend.
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
That's true most of the time, and sure is true about news from the doctor! you have a good weekend too
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
13 Nov 09
The good news is I have the rent paid for the month and the bad news is I don't know how I'll manage next month.
@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I hear ya - things sometimes get crazy even around here, I hope you find a way to make rent next month and after and after
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
13 Nov 09
[b]Oh! Oh! Oh! (picture Maggie pie bouncing in her seat, waving hand wildly) I've got one! It's Friday the 13th, & I'm not superstitious, so I'm not worried! Have a restful weekend, Elic! Maggiepie IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
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13 Nov 09
Hi Elic, i got one, the good news is I am going to a friends house for a get together, but the bad nes is I have to have my flu jab in the morning but I know I am going to be ill so I have to cancel out the gathering and miss all the fun. Tamara
@nhagen (30)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Friday is good news for me as well! This weekend, my husband and I are going to my dad's house and hunting (which we all enjoy, so I am sure that it is going to be a blast!). As far as bad news, I am happy to say that I don't really have any. I am more of a positive person and since today is Friday, how could there be any bad news to share?! Haha. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! * Here it supposed to be in the 70's, so I am way excited for that as well!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
14 Nov 09
No news to speak of at present except that my uncle arrived from Venezuela so we will be taking them out somewhere tomorrow. He is here with his partner and they are staying with my parents. I feel sorry for your roomie; not much is worse than that first day when you have been away for few weeks! My husband is counting down for his holidays over Christmas. Next weekend I will have four girls having a sleepover for my daughter’s birthday so that should be nice and quiet...Not!!
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
only 4? that's not bad, my sister used to have 8 or 10, when she had a big room, when it was a small one, there were a lot fewer, or she was over at a friend's house
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• Canada
13 Dec 09
The good news is that Hubby and I are going to Toronto for a couple of days at Christmas. We're leaving bright and early Christmas morning, and coming back really late the day after. We are going to check into our favourite hotel, and stay for the night. If we get a windfall in the next month, we'll stay two nights. The bad news is that the people at the disability office are #$%^ing around with my benefits because I'm now married. Well Hubby's on disability too, but it's American, so he pays his own way, and I pay mine. it's not like we can afford to support eachother. LOL So IF I get to keep my disability, we'll be able to stay two nights.
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Dec 09
typical, thinking that 2 people can live at the same cost as one - MORONS
@dawnald (84070)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Nov 09
Um, I'm off for the weekend too. And I have to go back to work Monday. Does that count as good news and bad news? Ps I just love starting off e-mails with "I have good news and bad news". Evil grin...
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I like to do it too, and I needed a catchy title!
@AmbiePam (51177)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I'm glad to hear you get a few days off. How many days do you usually work in a week? I don't think I have any good news or bad. I guess the good news is that I've had a few curve balls thrown my way but I'm learning to catch them and deal with them as they come. : )
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I work 5 days, but only have 25 hrs of work. But when I have a week that I don't get enough sleep, it feels like a lot longer
@BarBaraPrz (24213)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Nov 09
Not at the moment...
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@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Pretty early yet, I know, but I'm so glad its FRIDAY! Its been one of those ROTTEN weeks when I can't stay asleep and my feet hurt!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
14 Nov 09
Good news - It's the weekend, and that means my rest day is coming Bad news - I have lots to do at home, aaaaaaargh. Need to clean my room and do 1001 things that are related to cleaning. LOL.. Have a great weekend..
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Homer Simpson - Thank God It's Friday -- Homer Simpson -- The Simpsons
Good News -- it's FRIDAY!!!Bad News -- my wife picked up an extra shift to make some extra $$$ so only gonna seem like a one day weekend for the two of us Oh well looking on the bright side the check will be bigger for her next payday!Thanks Zelo