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I'm Cheryl! I have 5 grown children and 2 dogs. I've worked the gamut: practiced law, taught pre-law courses, worked at Wal-Mart, was a substitute teacher, and raised my children. I loved raising my children the most. I home-schooled them and loved it. Right now I'm writing a book about my mother with my father and my sister. It's due for publication in the Spring of 2017. After that, I'm going into writing fiction. I was born in Wisconsin, USA, and grew up in North Dakota. I've lived all over the US from California and Washington on the west coast to Washington, D.C., Georgia and Virginia on the east coast. I currently live in the middle: Kansas.

I love action movies and the Marvel movies (most of them). As to books, I prefer fantasy or Scottish historical romances. There for a time, I was into Barbara Cartland romances and I must have read hundreds of hers. As to music, I lean toward the songs of the 70's and 80s, especially ballads. However, I much prefer music performance. I play almost all string and woodwind instruments, with the exception of double reeds, and many of the percussion instruments as well. And I absolutely love anything to do with dogs. I've never met one that I couldn't get along with, even the guard dogs I've come across and others who have been deemed too vicious to live.

I am mainly on Gaiaonline to participate in forum discussions. I enjoy a good discussion and listen to what people have to say to me. I've already changed quite a lot due to some of the great advice I've received here. However, I will not engage in stupid discussions and I will tell you straight out what I think about a subject. If you don't like that, please feel free to block me. And if you're being . . . slow on the uptake . . . don't expect me to continue trying to explain myself. Also, I do get bothered by posts that I don't understand due to poor communication abilities. If you're posting in English as a second language, then I applaud your abilities and encourage you to continue. However, I don't know if the post is by someone who isn't familiar with the language so I may correct something or say, straight out, that the grammar makes it nearly impossible to comprehend. Well, honesty hurts sometimes. I know I'm not perfect and if I've got something blatantly incorrect, feel free to educate me. But don't expect me to get into petty arguments that are simply irritating: too many people online are only seeking approval and looking for someone to condone their behavior. If I think you need to look at something from a different perspective, I'll try to explain that to you. If you start in on adding information or saying you can't do something, then I figure you're not really looking for constructive advice and I'll just disappear from the discussion. If my views differ from other posters, it doesn't mean I didn't read what they had to say. It means I looked at your original post and decided that perhaps other posters didn't read the OP the same way I did and I have other thoughts on the topic. If I didn't read the responses, I'll say I didn't. And, finally, I'm not going to work myself into a tizzy arguing with people. I don't like confrontation and I'm not going to have to start taking valium just to get online. I won't force my opinions on anyone and I'm not going to sit by and let someone force their opinion on me. All I want to do is be happy and make others happy as well. Let's just all cool off and enjoy great discussions and make friends.


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My profile pretty much tells about me and if anyone is interested, they can look there. But I've wanted to have a blog/journal for a while, but I just haven't gotten to it yet. This isn't going to be anything fancy, at least that's not my intent, but


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lividdarkangel800 Report | 12/05/2017 9:59 am
Hi! Just saw your siggy post about weight loss ad wanted to say way to go for losing so much!
Miss Altiche Report | 11/08/2017 8:53 pm
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Found you from the forums and you sound like an amazing person! read your about heart
Blushing Byeol Report | 07/14/2017 8:30 am
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The Gay Experience Report | 06/04/2017 2:02 pm
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To kinda continue our conversation, I live in the capital of NY.
Things are generally more expensive here, but not as bad in the city, for sure.

Rent for apartments and even apartment buildings can go as high as 2k or so, but we live in a house, so.
Either way it's still pricey. My older sister told me she owns her house and only pays $1100 a month which is hella cheap.
She lives in Balston Spa tho and taxes are cheaper over there (she's like 30 minutes away from me).

It's somewhat difficult to find utilities included in rent, but you gotta look hard.
I've never considered moving out of state but I don't really mind where I am as long as it's not hella country.
My anxiety shoots up the roof!!
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IDS Wheatley Report | 05/17/2017 1:55 pm
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Oh, thank you!
Hildr Report | 05/12/2017 11:27 am

      Never stationed there, but I've been there a couple of times for Army stuff.
Leedamu Report | 04/27/2017 2:32 pm
Hey, I wanted to let you know I appreciate your forum posts. emotion_c8
Petrograd Report | 03/24/2017 9:46 am
Thank you! I wasn't as harsh as Prince_Anpiel was, but I did give you a direction to go in the Misophonia thread. I think you really took the advice I gave you well though, and implemented it further than I had expected. Kudos! I always expect 80-90% of the advice I give to be ignored razz

I was quite harsh on your daughter in another thread... I hope that situation improves eventually but it really was time to stop letting her use you!

For some reason I thought you were borderline, but rereading I realize you never said that and instead have an autistic son. That may very well explain why we think similar; I'm high functioning autistic too. With your son being autistic it's possible you have autistic traits too and/or have learned how to interact from autists thanks to your son.

Nice talking to you smile It's always fun with adults who are willing to take review themselves and see how they can improve smile No one is perfect, willingness to see one own's flaws raises the limit for personal development.
Classy_Clarinet Report | 03/13/2017 8:45 pm
I noticed your signature in a forum post and thought to myself, "wow, that's really cool that you are keeping track of something like this". I have never witnessed a signature like yours before, it's pretty cool. Forgive me for the random comment but I just had to tell you.


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Weight loss from November 4, 2017: 18.4 pounds
Anyone who wants to motivate me or give me encouragement, please do!
I've got a long way to go.


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