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24 January 2012 - 5:23am

What's Driving You Crazy, Today?!!!

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I am copying this from one of my favorite radio show segments. They spend a few minutes, during their show, to have people call in and let them know what is driving them crazy today! In other words, vent! Or as the radio hosts say, "This is your chance to bitch, whine, and moan!" Wink

So, if something is really driving you crazy, come right to this thread to get it off your chest!

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24 January 2012 - 5:25am
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What is driving me crazy tonight is that my dog will not stop barking at the door every time the other darn dogs walk by! Some of them even come right to the door and bark, so he attacks the door. I have been trying to train him, forever, to not do this, but it is his instinct to protect his territory. Still, it drives me crazy, and sometimes he sounds so vicious and is so loud that I jump a mile!

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What is driving me crazy tonight is that my dog will not stop barking at the door every time the other darn dogs walk by! Some of them even come right to the door and bark, so he attacks the door. I have been trying to train him, forever, to not do this, but it is his instinct to protect his territory. Still, it drives me crazy, and sometimes he sounds so vicious and is so loud that I jump a mile!

I saw on a show once that you pat them for doing their duty but I don't know what the rest of the story was. My dogs used to bark like crazy when we took them in the car if they saw another dog. I hated that. I'm glad we have another topic . Thanks for adding it.

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24 January 2012 - 5:30am
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What is driving me crazy today are my legs. I have restless leg syndrome and I have to move them to make them feel better. There is lots more but I'm not going to wear out my welcome. Smile

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24 January 2012 - 5:35am
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You can post as much as you want for as much as is driving you crazy! Tonight, tomorrow and every day! This is the place! I hate restless leg. I have had it a few times, but not often. When I got it I had it at night, and I thought how horrible it would be to have all the time. It is an awful feeling! My nephew, the one closest to youngest son's age (22) has it, and I just found that out recently. Poor guy. Sad

What I do with Otis: I shake a penny can, and I say very sternly "leave it." When he goes away then I calmly say, "thank you." A radio person, "Katie Canine" lol, says to never say "good dog," because then they think it is time for recess, so to say, "thank you." haha! Makes sense to me. Anyway, that is how I kept him from chasing Olivia when he first moved in and it only took a day or two for him to stop However, the dogs at the door are too much temptation, I guess, and sometimes I am just too tired to get up and shake the penny can.

Well, I blabbed too much about what is driving me crazy now. lol

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24 January 2012 - 5:38am
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I used to do the penny thing with my dogs but forgot all about it. It seems every dog trainer has different ways to reward dogs, train dogs, discipline dogs. I tel Max good dog whenever he does what I tell him to do. I think I got that from a training tape I bought many years ago when he was just a pup.

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24 January 2012 - 5:55am
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I tell Otis "good boy," but not when discipline is involved. Then I say only "thank you" like Katie advised, because I picture him saying "it's time for recess" whenever I say good boy, lol! So I do use those terms, but time and place for both. The noise of the pennies bothers him but is not painful. I have only used the pennies with the cat and the door. He is a pretty darn good dog, and he doesn't need much correcting. Smile

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24 January 2012 - 5:59am
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I tell Otis "good boy," but not when discipline is involved. Then I say only "thank you" like Katie advised, because I picture him saying "it's time for recess" whenever I say good boy, lol! So I do use those terms, but time and place for both. The noise of the pennies bothers him but is not painful. I have only used the pennies with the cat and the door. He is a pretty darn good dog, and he doesn't need much correcting. Smile

Max doesn't either really. He knows a lot of commands. I don't usually make him sit anymore because his hips are bad. That's the bad thing about getting another dog (if ever) is training them again. It's so nice to have the communication between us and not have to keep correcting him like a puppy.

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24 January 2012 - 7:37am
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Wind is driving me crazy today... hate it!!! it's better for me to walk in heavy rain than to walk in breeze! it makes my hair totally messy! Sad Sad

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24 January 2012 - 10:13am
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Wind is driving me crazy today... hate it!!! it's better for me to walk in heavy rain than to walk in breeze! it makes my hair totally messy! Sad Sad

Our town was very windy too...all day. I hate my hair being in my face.

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24 January 2012 - 8:01pm
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What's driving me crazy today, is I have to drive a very long way, and i will probably get stuck in rush-hour traffic. Sad

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24 January 2012 - 11:19pm
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Someone who woke me up is driving me crazy.

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What's driving me crazy today, is I have to drive a very long way, and i will probably get stuck in rush-hour traffic. Sad

I detest rush hour traffic. Hope you don't get stuck for long.

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What's driving me crazy right now is I know I am going to hate myself in the morning, because I did not get to bed on time, and when I do this to myself, it drives me CRAZY, because there is not a thing I can do about except oversleep or drag around all day tomorrow! I never learn! Sad

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What's driving me crazy today is that yesterday a car hit me (with my friend, but fortunately he is not harmed..just a little scratch) and now my left leg and hand are useless.. lol... it really hurts to walk.. but fortunately we're alive!! and I'm happy for that! Smile Smile Wine

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What's driving me crazy today is that yesterday a car hit me (with my friend, but fortunately he is not harmed..just a little scratch) and now my left leg and hand are useless.. lol... it really hurts to walk.. but fortunately we're alive!! and I'm happy for that! Smile Smile Wine

Oh My GOSH, are you OKAY? It doesn't sound like it! Were you in a car or walking? Did you go to the hospital/doctor? Take CARE of yourself, Tuntex! Ice your hand and leg and take it easy for a while. That is SO scary! Yikes! Sad

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25 January 2012 - 11:21pm
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What's driving me crazy today is that yesterday a car hit me (with my friend, but fortunately he is not harmed..just a little scratch) and now my left leg and hand are useless.. lol... it really hurts to walk.. but fortunately we're alive!! and I'm happy for that! Smile Smile Wine

Oh no! I hate to hear that. I hope this is a temporary injury. I wish you well. Smile

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Thanks guys.. I'm really OK for today.. it was not the big physical injury but it really was the psychological one..

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Oh My GOSH, are you OKAY? It doesn't sound like it! Were you in a car or walking? Did you go to the hospital/doctor? Take CARE of yourself, Tuntex! Ice your hand and leg and take it easy for a while. That is SO scary! Yikes! Sad

We were walking.. the driver was driving backward with high speed on the BUS STOP! really crazy one! I regret now that I did not call to police.. I had a home treatment.. just got the elbow and knee blue! and my new trousers teared off Cry(

what about u guys?? what's driving you crazy for today?

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We were walking.. the driver was driving backward with high speed on the BUS STOP! really crazy one! I regret now that I did not call to police.. I had a home treatment.. just got the elbow and knee blue! and my new trousers teared off Cry(

what about u guys?? what's driving you crazy for today?

I have been in at least 3 car accidents, none of which were my fault. It is scary and can have long term implications. I am glad you will be ok. You will have to buy new clothes! Smile Something nice and pretty.

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Thanks guys.. I'm really OK for today.. it was not the big physical injury but it really was the psychological one..

We were walking.. the driver was driving backward with high speed on the BUS STOP! really crazy one! I regret now that I did not call to police.. I had a home treatment.. just got the elbow and knee blue! and my new trousers teared off Cry(

what about u guys?? what's driving you crazy for today?

Wow! Yes, you should always report, because you never know what will pop up later. Did you get any of the driver's information, because I think you could still report the accident. How frightening for you, and I agree that would be difficult, psychologically, to deal with. Take extra good care of yourself during this time, because you must be really stressed out. How is your friend doing? I am so glad the accident was not much more serious, because it could have been, of course. Sad

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What is driving me crazy today is that it is a gorgeous day out, and I am wishing I didn't have so much work so I can get out there and maybe even walk my dear Otis!

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Dealing with fatigue is driving me crazy today. Also I am about to do taxes. Yuk.

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What's driving me crazy today is that oldest son just HAD to wake me up to tell me all kinds of "important" things that could not wait until later. Then, he goes back to sleep, so I am the only one up - and too wide awake to go back to sleep - while the others just snooze peacefully away. Sad

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What's driving me crazy today is that oldest son just HAD to wake me up to tell me all kinds of "important" things that could not wait until later. Then, he goes back to sleep, so I am the only one up - and too wide awake to go back to sleep - while the others just snooze peacefully away. Sad

I know the feeling. There are times when I can't get back to sleep either. I had two phone calls today, well three actually. I answered one, "yeah, what do you want?" lol I never answer the phone that rudely but I was tired.

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haha! That is good.

What's driving me crazy today is my constant battle with TIME and my inability to manage it. Sad

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I found an earwig crawling on my bed so I'm not happy about that. It did drive me crazy until I flushed him!

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What is driving me crazy today is that, even though I am trying to relax and enjoy, there is "no rest for the wicked," and I keep getting interrupted. Plus, I can't relax into my day with so many other things hanging over my head. I hate that, and I really need to learn to "live in the moment." Sad

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What is driving me crazy today is that, even though I am trying to relax and enjoy, there is "no rest for the wicked," and I keep getting interrupted. Plus, I can't relax into my day with so many other things hanging over my head. I hate that, and I really need to learn to "live in the moment." Sad

Living in the moment takes practice but you can do it! There are days when I just make a list of stuff I have to do and then cross it off. I stay with that one thing until it is done. Crossing off the list feels good. Also, sometimes I do the stuff I hate to do the most, first. Then each other thing seems easier to do and I don't have as much stress.

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Pain is driving me crazy today! I have a chronic pain condition. There are days when I can take medicine and it's like taking nothing. All pain should be banished.

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That all makes sense. I used to be the ultimate list maker. My sons would make fun of me, because there were lists all over the house. Then, I tried keeping them all in one notebook, but I would still end up tearing out the pages and leave them all over. I am "hopeless," lol! I gave up on making my lists. Except for when I can't sleep, because I am thinking of all I have to do. I find if I write it all down, it is out of my mind, then I can sleep without worrying.

I agree with you that pain should be banished. It wears a person out more than those that are pain-free can ever understand. I understand. Sad

What is driving me crazy right now?
1)I am too tired/don't have time to go to all the threads on CL that I wanted to, lol.
2) I have now stayed up WAY past my bedtime, and I will hate myself in the morning. I was doing SO good keeping better hours for a while, so I have to get back into GOOD habits before all-night bad habits creep back in.
3)I didn't get to watch my Sunday night shows, so I have to wait until tomorrow night (but that will give me something to look forward to).
4) There is not enough time in a day!

P.S. Good night! Smile

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Feeling groggy today but up at a decent hour so that is good. I haven't been awake long enough to have anything bug me yet. Smile

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