4/27/09

I get knocked down, but I get up again...


“Mrs. SMITH, what’s wrong today?  You act like your are not feeling yourself.”

 

“Well, Sammy, someone has broken my spirit.  My heart is hurting today.”

 

“I’m gonna give you a hug, then.  That’s like a band-aid for the heart.”

 

 

Yes it is, Sam.   Yes.  It.  Is.

 

 

 

145 comments:

That one girl said...

A post! It's a post! Are you back? Come back to us!!!

CSquaredPlus3 said...

She's baaack. *grin* Glad to see you!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

Ok, I'm the first! I have no idea what happened.. I just sure hope you aren't stopping coz somebody said something mean to you. I hope you get better physically, emotionally... I really hope you don't stop blogging...and I hope you were joking when you say you deleted 211 posts!
Hugs and kisses!!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Woohoo!

Coco said...

Good for you. Hope you can reverse the delete. Glad to know you aren't such a candy ass.. did you at least smile?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I've been worried about you. Totally meant what I said in my e-mail. While it sucks right now - you'll end up benefitting in the end (in one way or another). And you deserve it - I wish you could skip this part.

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

Welcome home.

Madge said...

oh sweet baby. he has it just right.

Mrs. E said...

Yea!! I need your funny blog to make me smile. If you can't find the funny in life, no one can!

Hit 40 said...

Welcome back!!!

Sorry about your posts :-(

I imagine some parent gave you smack. Good for you fighting back!!!

I get so tired of folks thinking teachers are saints and can't have a drink/crack a joke!!!

anymommy said...

And they're never gonna keep me down!

It so is.

darsden said...

Yehaw... Helloo VMama...good to see you again..! Dig you feel the love {hugs} welcome back :-)

You know I like to sing when I get happy so every body join me in a chorus of the Candy Man...but instead of Candy Man substitute Vodka Can... ready... who can take the sunshine...sprinkle it with dew..covered it in olives and ice..oh what the vodka can do...

Good to see you...hope it continues

Jane! said...

Oh shit! You really deleted all your posts?
I was hoping that you had sold them at least.
Glad you are back! You ARE back, right?

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Whoot!

Good for Sam. Smart kid.

IB said...

I can give you a virtual hug. Does that help?

IB said...

I can give you a virtual hug. Does that help?

Andi said...

I'm a new follower, but am hooked. Glad to see you are back.

Fragrant Liar said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! You're back!! Yeah, baby, yeah!!

And you deleted 211 posts?

Oy.

KekeLynn said...

awwww...

Magpie said...

Those little hooligans are good for something.

Marty said...

Yay!

Sandee said...

I'm glad to see a post from you, but I don't like this post very well. Who broke your spirit? Let me at um. I like the hug part though. So, here's a great big hug honey. :)

Not The Rockefellers said...

About deleting the 211 posts

Oh girl, fresh starts are the best.

I used to have a page on MySpace that got jacked up and I lost every goddamned thing.

All of my writing!

And because I was a jackass I didn't back up anything.

I could have kicked a puppy under a bus I was so mad!!! ( not really)

I took a 3 month hiatus from blogging and cut all ties with MySpace. Instead I wrote every day on my word processor for no one else but me.

Best 3 months ...ever.

I am so glad to see you back and I hope you are "getting there"

As for that darling Sammy, kids know more about "fixing" broken hearts ( without alcohol) better than anyone.

We need you back as much as you need us.

It has been a little less sunny around here without you!

I am sorry that this is so "Up With People" but I mean it all.

Every fucking word.

Peace -Rene

*Lissa* said...

Oh my, girl, what did I miss?? I've been so busy, you know, wallowing in my misery.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way!

XOXO

zelzee said...

I am so sorry your heart is hurting. Some things can be so painful.

You are so lucky ot have so many friends to support you.

And a little band-aid for the heart doesn't hurt!

jill jill bo bill said...

Don't freak me out like that! I thought you were gone for good! Thank GOD you are back. I missed you like a fat kid misses donuts. mmmmm doughnuts.....

Midwest Mommy said...

Are you back? I am so confused, lol

Are you still on twitter?

Captain Dumbass said...

Hugs from my little monkeys. One from their dad as well, though mine will last a little longer. ; )

LegalMist said...

Nothing is ever really deleted from a computer. If you want them back, you can probably accomplish it. It may cost a few bucks, but it can be done...

Would have been easier to keep a backup, though. :)

In any event, welcome back!

Sandi said...

WOO HOO! The party is back on!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Hurray!

Rick Daley said...

So following this logic, a drink is like a hug for the mind, right?

Cheers!

Desert Songbird said...

Hugs work very well in my home.

MommaKiss said...

I love sammy. Hugs rock.

Dayum, tho - it does hurt to delete posts, doesn't it?

Travis Erwin said...

Keep battling my friend.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Glad you're back! Blogland wouldn't have been the same without you!

Sam is a sweet kid!

jessica said...

well hello there "mrs. smith" so nice to meet you ;)

wasn't there a way to just make the blog private? or make the previous posts hidden and then start anew? deleting that many posts- wow. heartbreaking. but hey, before we had blogs we used our memories and that was always good enough.

Girl Interrupted said...

YAY! :D So good to see you back VM!

Hope all is well x

WeaselMomma said...

Yeah!!!!!!!! I Hope.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh brother.... come on... batter up, let's play ball. And if you ever go away like this again, don't come back! Just take your toys and go home....LOL

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Ann On and On... said...

The words from kids can melt my heart.

Your words make me smile! Good to hear for you! *No one can hold a good girl down.

Christy said...

Yeah!

Re: your label: I have 218 of your posts still in my reader. I'm sure someone more tech-savvy than me can tell us how I could get them to you? Via copy and paste at the very least.

slouching mom said...

Sorry I won't be around for support on Wed. I have to go to NY bright and early tomorrow. It's happening. Two or three days at the most, I think.

But it's good to see you here again.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Oh, that is so sweet. I sometimes need a band-aid for the heart.

Karen said...

So happy to see you! Hoping you're back for good. :-)

lisa said...

Keep on fighting for what you want. Glad to have you back!

Kelly Dawn said...

woohoooooo!!! she'ssss baaaaackkkkkk!

Kelly

Deb said...

mrs. smith! hello! i've been keeping everyone under control for you. we've been playing heads up, seven up.

yay!

mo.stoneskin said...

You've been sorely missed.

And.

By the 48 comments that have hit in ONE FLIPPIN' HOUR I'm clearly not the only one!

Under the Influence said...

A hug DOES help a hurting heart.

Glad to see you!

kristi said...

'Bout damn time!

Nicole said...

Does this mean your back? Yeahhhhh!

Kat said...

You only posted an hour ago and I am still late to the party? Welcome back VM, welcome back.

Em said...

Just when I thought this rainy day would never give way to sunshine - you're here!!!

I love that song by the way.

Em - doing the happy dance

The Grandpa said...

I can only echo what everyone else has said. It's good to see you back.

KiKi said...

Chin up, girl. Glad to see you fighting back. Don't ever let others break you! xo - Ki

Paula said...

*does the Snoopy dance of joy*

Yea!!! You are back!!! We missed you so much! You made my day. Glad to see you again. =]]]

*lots and lots of hugs*

Susan said...

Here's to a better day.

Hal Johnson said...

I was hoping you'd pulled your posts for a happy reason, such as a publisher's insistence. It appears that isn't the case. (A piercing glimpse into the obvious?) Dammit, there are too many small minded people around, y'know?

Cora said...

Are you BACK?! We've missed you terribly!!

Best f*cking post labels I have EVER seen, btw!!!! Nice! :-)

Hope everything is back to normal very soon.

dizzblnd said...

Welcome back! We all missed you so much! (Can't you tell) ;) Kids are so intuitive aren't they? They know just what you need, when you need it what to say, how to say it.
I am so So glad you are back!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yay (for us too!)!!! big giant hugs!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

there are ways to get your posts back. sarge did! ps

ms. changes pants while driving said...

i had the most amazing comment in my head evar. it was beautiful and was going to make you weep with joy and love.

and then i scrolled down to click on "post a comment" and came across this fun fact:

"Even if the stomach, the spleen, 80 percent of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin area are removed, the human body can still survive. And even if 80 percent of your liver were removed, the remaining part would continue to function. Within a few months, the liver would have reconstituted itself to its original size!"

and my brain couldn't process anything else. i don't get the part about the stomach... so you'd be living on machines?

Suzy said...

If your big dream is blogging, you're worse off than I thought.

Beth said...

You had me all scared. I'm so glad to see you again!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I thought I heard the cheering right over here - The chink of glasses in offering Martini toasts, and I was right, you are here, back among us, spreading wit, wisdom and downright winsomeness...

Love you, love the Vodka, sod the posts - We have them all engraved on our hearts anyway, darling VKMom... The way you sip your drink... the way you wear your hat... No, no, they can't take that away from me.

...Let anyone dare to trample on your dreams, I've a trench already dug!

Welcome back! xox

lizspin said...

That's our girl. . . er. . .Mom. . .I mean Vodka Mom!!!

Joanie M said...

Welcome back!!! YAY!!!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm glad you're back.

And here's a virtual hug just for fun. *Hugs*

ModernMom said...

Ditto

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I understand..and if you have someone who is capable of giving you a hug when you need it most...concider yourself very fortunte indeed...

Lorraine said...

The cast of characters may have changed but the writing won't. You were missed, however brief - but you've got a lot of support. So glad to "see" you back.

Counselormama said...

Glad you posted, I still have you on my blog list. Hope you are back!

TRB Holt said...

Good for you!....happy posting.

The Laughing Idiot said...

It's all been said already so I'll keep it simple - WELCOME BACK!

Cjengo said...

I like that......thanks.

Gaston Studio said...

Soooooooo glad you're back!!!!!
Hope all is well and the way you want it/things to be!!!

Laggin said...

Um ... broken hearts and spirits iz bad. You ok? Life can be hell and hoping yours isn't.

only a movie said...

Oh it's so good to see you in my reader today. Don't let the turkeys get you down. You'll write 200+ more posts in no time.

xxxooo

adrienne said...

Gee, I haven't visited in a while. I see I missed quite a bit...
Hope all is well for you.

Randomly Elly said...

since I am still new to your blog - I am still glad to see ya back!!! hope all is OK....cause I LOVE your posts!!!

Jeanne said...

Welcome back, lady.

Minivan Mom said...

Don't let a fucktard break your spirit. You are giving that person more power than they deserve.

Hugs, love and keep fighting the good fight. You have a posse behind you!

Wunderwoman said...

Please say you are back for good. We missed you, and we will kick the ass of the one who broke your heart for ya, where you gonna find better friends?:)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Well THAT was fast. YOU...are the best labelmaker ever!

RU rilly rilly back?

TeacherMommy said...

You're BACK!!! YAY!

Please tell me you didn't actually DELETE those posts?

Kyddryn said...

I hope you have returned to us, to the circle of arms that spans the globe, ready to embrace you.

Welcome back, whether for the moment or the long haul.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Scandalous Housewife said...

Oh, wait! I thought you said 'I get knocked up'...

Sue said...

Don't let the fuckers get you down!

xoxoxoxoxo

Angie Ledbetter said...

Well, missy, since you hurt all our hearts, you owe us a hug! Welcome back and long post the queen!

Ann's Rants said...

Nnnnnnnnnoo nnnno, they can't take that away from VODKASmith.

Susan said...

And.....the world is right again.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh, HELL YES!!! I have not stopped thinking about you. I am so glad to see your spirit is strong and well!! Welcome back!!

This IS The Fun Part! said...

Do ya think maybe you were missed a little bit? Do ya think maybe you make a difference in some lives? Do ya think if you do that to us again we will hunt you down and tickle you until you blog again?

Love,
Grannie

Middle Aged Woman said...

And a great big hug from me, too.


XOXO
Mrs. Jones

Missy said...

Damn, here I am feeling suicidal and come to you for a post to pull me out of a funk... What are you thinking? Whatever funk you are in, I can top it! What to try me?

Cowguy said...

Atta girl.

xo

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Writing is hard work. Being honest with your writing is even harder. Be strong. We love you.

The Renaissance Chick said...

You are back! I am laughing my ass off about Mrs. Smith and Sam! They can't hold you down, can they? You kick ass, woman! Elvis is back in the building!

Malisa

Pop and Ice said...

I was never so relieved as I was when my blogger tracker thingy said you had a post! So GLAD you're back and hope all problematic issues are worked out as best they can.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I need a band-aid. Can you send Sammy my way?
(Hope all is well!)

Mrs. D said...

Okay, this is to whoever was f#@*ing with you IRL:

"GO TO HELL, and if you don't like, don't read it!!!"

Ahem.... now, Mrs. Smith, I am soooo glad to see you back. The hole in the blogosphere was vast with you gone. I hope you told "whoever" where they could stick your blog.... I'm just happy you returned! :-)

♥ Braja said...

YOU ARE A STAR :))

I told you, didn't I? I love you...
xxx

darsden said...

Uhoh...now my panites are started to get in a bunch...did I read correctly That Somebody Else deleted your post! That it wasn't you...OMG the rage I would feel wouldn't come across as needing a vacation...(I'd be doing time for that vacation) HOLLY MOLLY hopefully I am wrong here!

VM-(just between us-just point-problem solved...really that simple..just point)

blognut said...

On top of everything that everyone else has already said, I'll just add this:

'Tis better to be knocked down than knocked up!

Glad you're still in the game.

XO

Carolyn...Online said...

I want more information. Because I'm selfish that way.

tamilyn said...

I almost fell of the couch and dropped my cocktail when I saw an update in my reader. I was concerned about the post about the backstabbing lady you bartended with and thought this might be connected to you leaving us for several sad, lonely days. Free speech- you were not hurting anyone with your stories and we know you change names/sexes/ages to protect the innocent. I'm so tired of all the 'Politically correct'BS. You are relieving stress in a high stress/low paying job. I hope whatever fucktard messed with you was lynched buck naked on a public street.
So there, sew buttons on your underwear.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

What up? Roller coasters make my heart hurt.

Sarah K said...

girl, we ALL need a hug! this too shall pass. after a roller coaster of emotion, i'm sure. you just have to keep breathing. that's all. just breathe.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Smith,

This is what I like to see. This is what I like to see.
And by the way- Karma is a bitch. And what goes around, comes around... so someone might be screwing with you now, but we both know they deserve to be screwed themselves then.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Yes!!!! You are back!!!! We in the bloggy world need you. Just like your kids!

Blasé said...

Good for you VM. Glad all is better, now.

wheelsonthebus said...

i am sorry, because i suspect i know who hurt you, and that would break my heart.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

NO! Tell me you did NOT erase all your posts without backing them up first!!!

Glad you got some more band-aids, chica. And SO glad to see you back on the scene again so soon. :)

Michel said...

YAAY! Welcome back. You were missed!!!

Don't ever leave us again...just kill the offender. Tis easier that way.

darsden said...

Okay one of your earlier followers said this but I would like to join in too.

You can retrive the deleted post. It will take a professional "geek" to do this for you.

We could have a put that back in your face donations from blogland.. :-)

Humor me girl said...

YAAY! I hope this means your back. If so welcome back, otherwise I'll keep checking. I so look forward to reading your stories.

Annie said...

NO ONE can take your dreams away.

Sending virtual (((((hugs)))))...is that redundant? I don't care.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am utterly lost but happy to have you back.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Glad to see your blog today, I have been worried about you..hope you are back for good:)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

So nice to hear from you. Now do I need to come up there and rough someone up? I can do it, ya know. I'm a tough broad. OK,I'm not but I would still do it.

beth said...

as the 120 people before me have said...it's nice that your back. hope everything is working out well for you.

flutter said...

just love you, that's all.

LadyFi said...

You're back! Hurray.. now knock back a few martinis and give us the low-down...

Bee said...

I think there is something close to a unanimous opinion that you are beloved in the blogosphere!

(And by the way, love that song -- so infectious!)

Joanie said...

I love Sam.

And I love you, too.

Da Goddess
dagoddess.com

P.S. That invite's still open.

Doris the Great said...

Hurray - you're back!

Dana's Brain said...

Of course I missed this one. Loser that I am! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear from you again!!!

Mel said...

I am *so* glad you are back. Good for you.

Melanie

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Kathy B! said...

Welcome back Vodka Mom. I'm just a little embarassed by the lack of love and support expressed here.

:)

We missed you.

cw2smom said...

Sending you lots of love and hugs! Do you feel that? It's me! MUAH....Lisa

Teresa said...

Dearest Vodka Mom,
I love love love your blog. I lurk here all the time, I don't comment often.. I'm not witty like you. But I will tell you this - I know laughter is the best medicine, and it's good for the soul. so I come here everyday, because you lift my spirits, every day. I love your stories of your day to day happenings. I wish I knew who broke your spirit, so I could go kick their ass! Please don't leave us, and don't delete your posts anymore.

Here's a big bear hug from Georgia!

Anna See said...

Sheeeeeeeeeee's Back! And we are all so glad.

Liza said...

Does this mean you're not leaving us?! I sure hope so. Woo hoo!!! Happy day!! Oh yeah, and I hope you feel better cause this wasn't all about me, lol :)

maggie, dammit said...

THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE.

For Myself said...

Mrs. SMITH! I've been waiting for you! That sub we had? I think she was drinking vodka...

Sue (spbray) said...

hadn't checked the blog in a few days and am stunned by this recent course of events. Glad you aren't gone, but sad you are having to deal with difficult times.

LiteralDan said...

I hope you put up most of those old posts back where they belong, slightly edited wherever necessary.

Who could have a legitimate reason to object to that?

Either way, glad to see you back, even if only for a post or two, and even if you're needing hugs. Good to know you're getting them!

Marie Reed said...

I was coming over to tell you how much a missed you and then.. you're back!! I'm jumping for joy!!

CSY said...

Yay! You're back! Ok, now that the mushy stuff is outta the way - I got a question...
If you're Mrs. Smith, does that make Tightwad Mr. Smith and if so, does he look like Brad Pitt with his shirt off?

AS Amber said...

Holy shit! I seriously felt a huge sigh of relief. So glad your back. Love your guts!!!

Wifey said...

Aww ... love this.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Stacey said...

Welcome back!!!! I have missed your posts. I hope your heart is healed!

xoxo

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