Addiction Can Be So Hard On A Family

Hello, Oh, Hi, Marcy………yeah, ………………Oh, crap………I’m so sorry, yes, I forgot about the meeting………no……I didn’t do it on purpose!…….No, I’m just really…………..of course, I care about the……………….. Fine …..

What? Oh, Hi, Charlie, no, I’m so sorry, I haven’t had time this week, I’ve been ……….so busy……………Oh, You saw my new stuff on RB…..well……….Yes, I did say I’d go with you to the demonstration, but….I just had a few uploads to do, now why do you say that……………..No, of course, RB’s not more important, why yes, it’s funny you should say that, Lori and I were just talking about that very……what….Uh….Lori, she’s a friend on RB…………Uh…..well I know I said I didn’t have time, but we were just talking and time just flew by……………………Charlie?………Charlie?………I guess his cell died……………………
Hello……………Hi, Honey……….Yeah, yeah, yeah………..I told you I’d have it done before you get home…………No……….I’m not on RB………..I’m…uh…….I’m ……Oh, you were showing the guys at work that spider I uploaded and you saw the seven Autumn shots I just uploaded…….No, I’m not lying exactly I’m just trying to upload and then I’l get to the other things…………I said I’d do it….Oh, give me a break! I’m no more addicted to Red Bubble than you to fishing…and whats more…………what? Christopher, I’m not addicted It’s just a hobby………..Oh, forget it we’ll talk when you get home……I’ve got all night…………Stop worrying……..
Yes, Mom….I ..I….I do have the yard work on my list……I just….uh….just……what? Oh, I’m sorry, Christopher interrupted me and I’m just a tad behind……I was just ….uploading……yes, yes, I’m paying attention, you want me to iron, I have it….what….Oh, I meant yard work…yes I heard you, Good grief Mother I’m not 10 years old……..let me just finish what I’m doing it’ll just……..wait….now where are you……Oh, fine……..I’ll be right there…………………..
Hello?………………..Oh, Hi Mom……..it’s dark outside? I know I said that I’d…mom…….Mom, I’m sorry, but this group I host takes a bit of time, I needed to check with Sooz about…… yes on Red Bubble what’s wrong with that? . ……….I’ll do it first thing tomor………..Mom?………..
……………. tick tock…………..tick tock……………….
What……….Christopher
What are you doing home………….what??? No, it can’t be…… daylight? Well, I, well……I was just commenting .You see you have to comment ….I have a responsibility Yes, I know, I………….. well, I guess time just slipped away…………I’V TOLD YOU BEFORE, I AM NOT ADDICTED…………….. Fine, I’m coming…just let me finish this last comment…………….
If this sounds like you….don’t wait…..You need help NOW…..There is help for you HERE At Bubble-holics-anonomous…where you can discuss this strong addiction….
AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE REASON…READ ANOTHER TESTAMONY TO THE STRENGTH OF THIS ADDICTION HERE Thank you Sister Slee

flyfish70

ROFLMAO I’m glad I’m not the only one that gets into these conversations!!!!!!! My wife now knows that my addiction is harmless and it could be something else that would take time from her and the kids. At least this one, I’m on the computer at the house or at work lol!!!!!!!
Yes, it’s a harmless little thing and I can stop anytime I wanted to……………………..right??

missannie

LOL so well said Ginger…and i am sure sooo many of us can relate!!! :-)

Ginger Barritt in reply to missannie’s comment

LOL….so sad…..once you start….there just isn’t and relief….luckily I’ve found a new self help group Bubble-holics- anonomous HERE Hurry, before it’s too late!!!

Larry Llewellyn

My I thought you had read my mind and were talking about me!!!!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Larry Llewellyn’s comment
It’s a strong addiction, Larry…

photosbylefty

probably everyone on RB can relate to that (I sure can)! What is the answer, don’t make so many plans, so they won’t interfere with the important stuff, like RB!! lol Thanks for starting this Ginger!

Ginger Barritt in reply to photosbylefty’s comment

My whole schedule is based on Bubbletime…..I’m hopeless…..

flyfish70

You know Ginger, I’m not even going to try to fool myself, NO I CAN’T, I would be a quitter then, and we can’t have that lol!!!!!!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to flyfish70’s comment

LOL! We’re weak….

Isa Rodriguez

roflol !!!!!!!!! oh yep !!! uh huh !!! been there! muah gf!!!!!!!!!
gotta go now.. Im uploading.. uh huh.. es, tomorrow.. okay !.. love ya.. geez! dont they know I gotta

Ginger Barritt in reply to Isa Rodriguez’s comment

Oh, no, another one hopelessly lost to the bubble….sigh…..

Romo

LOL….I love this…so many can relate…I think someone needs to start an RBAA Group….RB Addict Anon….we need help(LOL)

Ginger Barritt in reply to Romo’s comment

They have….It’s HERE You’ll love it!!!

Kristina K

PMSL……none of its true…is it ?…. … now i am back on my chair…..lol…
its oh so real…
my hubbies response was …mmmmm….lol….:)) k

Ginger Barritt in reply to Kristina K’s comment
LOL!!!! Mine keeps giving me dirty looks……..sheesh…..at least it’s not football !!!

inAWE

I nearly choked with laughter, then realized how serious this is…..it could be me…….and I know the hazards of becoming too addicted…..
You need help Ginger! (I know….why not start a whole new RB site so you can go there and escape……he he he)

Ginger Barritt in reply to inAWE’s comment

I added another link Thank you InAwe to Sister Slees Journal….Thank you sister…..

RavenSoul
siiiigh so true so true lol

Ginger Barritt in reply to RavenSoul’s comment

But soooooooo fun………..

cometman

If I need to contact Anne, bmail is easier, and she’s just in the other room. lol!

Ginger Barritt in reply to cometman’s comment

ROFLMAO….But see you were a smart man……you got her addicted too!!!!

Wendy Slee

From “Sister Slee” Ha ha ha (can’t stop chuckling)…..thanks heaps….
You see, I think we all have it Baaaad!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Wendy Slee’s comment

But it’s so GGOOOOOOOOODDDD

cometman

Now we have to learn to balance our time, but it does work.

Ginger Barritt in reply to cometman’s comment

LOL….now if I can just figure out how to lure Christopher in…….uhmmmm
Wendy Slee
ROFLMAO……..
you are a treasure

Ginger Barritt in reply to Wendy Slee’s comment

Wendy have you met my friend InAwe???? I think you’d like her…..

Gili Orr

LOL… But if we join that -holics group, won’t we spend even MORE time on RedBubble, just enjoying our confesssions?! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Gili Orr’s comment

Some things just can’t be helped…..we have to sacrifice and dig deep, sharing our souls with others so that we can all help each other from this intense burning need to comment and upload !!!!!!! Sigh…

Christopher Bi…

LMAO! ROFL …hi my name is christopher and i am a redbubbleaddict

Ginger Barritt in reply to Christopher Birtwistle-Smith’s comment
Bless your heart for that confession….we’ll just go over…..wait….wait…..someone just commented on my work….could we talk later??……………LOL!

amanda marx

Ginger you’re so funny, i love your sense of humour, how could i not join RBAA!!!
I need help
LOL :) am

Ginger Barritt in reply to amanda marx’s comment

LOL! Sing it out sister…..Let it aaaallllll out….!!!

Christopher Bi…

you write so well! sucks the reader in, well done you! ..xx

Ginger Barritt in reply to Christopher Birtwistle-Smith’s comment

Ahhhh…you’re a sweetheart!!!!

Ginger Barritt
I accidentally deleted my poor Max!!! Max, Wherefore art thou???? Come back I most humbly apologize!!!

valzart

O Woot! screamin’ with laughter ..Absolutely brilliant Writer youv’e got it in ONE ….we’re all in the same boat!! my hubbie sez I just don’t hear anything anymore ROFL ;} hugglez !!

Ginger Barritt in reply to valzart’s comment

And you thought this would be a serious journal, didn’t you!!!! LOL! Thank you, Val, I’m so glad you enjoyed and identified with it!!!!!

Katagram

Geez Ginger, get a life. I don’t have an addiction ( have laptop, camera, internet access, will travel)..I ONLY get on RB at 6 am..8am till 5 pm..5:30 to..well, dinner can wait, it is already dark out, whats a few more hours? You can have cereal tonight..And I don’t ignore anyone while at RB…oh wait.. you mean MY FAMILY?? uho..SIGN ME UP ! ! (any reason to be here) ROFLMAO ! ! !

Ginger Barritt in reply to Katagram’s comment

Oh, you got it baaaaadddd, girl….trot on up to that little link!!!!

Tara Sheffer-A…

Uh huh…….my hubby swears I am addicted, but guess what? LOL, I AM IN DENIAL!!!!! HAHA!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Tara Sheffer-Archie’s comment

I’m in denial, and I’m staying in denial, until they pry my cold fingers from my laptop/and or camera!!!!! Ok, case in point…..I work a 12 hour night shift……yesterday I had relatives come by and had to shorten my sleep….I got 3 hours……so now I’m home after my shift…..what am I doing Tara??? Am I sleeping? Getting ready for bed? Talking to my husband? hummmmmmmm…..

Sally Omar
Addicted? hmmmmm..definitely I am an addict of RB…..is that a problem? Didn’t
know there was a Group for us!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Sally Omar’s comment
There is a group for addicted RBlers and you certainly fit that bill!!!!! It just gives us yet another project, more to read and comment on!!!! Fun!!!

chasingsooz

ROFL .. Tonight I was trying to explain the same thing to the girls at coffee. Unless you’re on the bubble, it really is hard to understand.
Am I addicted ? Absolutely !
I can’t even make a decision now without first consulting my RB gurus.

Ginger Barritt in reply to chasingsooz’s comment

Good grief, you come and go so fast I think you’re part hummingbird!!!! If I miss you before I go to bed, I’ll catch you tonight to discuss the BM!!!

cougarfan

That is soooooooooo me!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!! So sorry I did not get this into the Group faster…………but I was commenting and checkin’ on my other Groups LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Great confession sweety I love it:)))))))))))))

Ginger Barritt in reply to cougarfan’s comment

LOL!!! Sounds like you need a self help group….oh, yeah, You’re the leader!!!! Thanks for starting another fun group!!!

cougarfan
Thanks Hun!!!!!!!!!!!! I just recieved word today that I was chosen to be the new Host of the 100% Group Yippey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to cougarfan’s comment

LOL! You’re going to have to rent a room here!!!! Which reminds me…I have to get up in few hours!!!

amarica
LOL…thanks for the great belly laugh!!!! Still laughing….hugzzzzzzzz

Ginger Barritt in reply to amarica’s comment

You know I’m big on tears, to make us think……and Belly laughs for our spirit…..Balance in all things!!!!

gardenerpat

Whoa, does this ever speak to me! And then I clicked on your “here” and read the unbelievable story from Wendy! Now I’m waiting for my roof to fall in! But I’ll still have one hand on RB as it falls!

iGo BoiNG the UnDeRGRouND HoBo

laughing laughing so true =]]
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FelicityB

This struck a real chord here! Housework or RB? No contest!!

CazzieCreations

ROFLMAO!!!! hey Ginge I thought you been a fly on my wall LMAOOOOO
Love your writings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the smiles!! ((hugs))

georgiegirl

ha ha ha!! No, I’m not addicted either. But this sounds exactly like me. Just change the husband to the son and various other bubble friends’ names, but apart from that its the same. But I’m not addicted. Not at all. I hope you don’t mind, but I just had to share this!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to georgiegirl’s comment
Honey, print it out, pass it around….I’m here to help!

Jeff Burns

LOL great work this is fantatsic

Naomi Mawson
Hilarious! As I read that I know i am putting off some urgent photos I need to get ready for a client ;)……. Just need to check 1 more thing on RB then I’ll get started on the pics!

Karin Taylor

haha….i’m in big trouble obviously, coz i really really do sound like that in real life!!!

georgiegirl

As I read that I know i am putting off some urgent photos I need to get ready for a client ;)……. Just need to check 1 more thing on RB then I’ll get started on the pics!
At least I’m not alone!!!!!

SharonD

LOL, I can so totally relate to this. I have a poem on here somewhere abou tthat. LOL.

georgiegirl

I reckon I should Ginger, for those days when leaving the bubbles becomes really difficult!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to georgiegirl’s comment

LOL!!!!

ROFL!!!!!!! Oh yeah…I hear ya…..I’m supposed to be ordering pics for an upcoming Xmas sale I’m participating in…..but I have to moderate groups too…I’m sure the members are sitting there chewing their nails waiting to see if they’ve been accepted into the groups I cohost!!!!!!! LOL!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to CLICK58’s comment
LOL! We’re all in the same boat!

Davitt

roflmao
so very funny and true for most of us…………..lol
giggle

Magee

Oh Ginger! This is terrible! Something will have to give my darling lady!
and don’t worry about separation anxiety, because with the help and support of your loved ones, you’ll cope. We both know, there’s only one solution. The family will have to go!

abfabphoto
ROFLMAO!!! hahahahahaha GREAT!!!

abfabphoto

“You have to comment” LOL I ALWAYS SAY THAT!! LOL
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abfabphoto
Oh and I think I peed my pants… LOL

Ginger Barritt in reply to abfabphoto’s comment, 25 days ago
That is the best compliment you could’ve paid me…….!!!

Justine Devereux
OH MY GOD!!! this is me.. to a tee!! Thank God there is help out there and I am not the only one with this problem… I make all those excuses. to everybody!! I just can’t help myself.. I LOVE IT!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Justine Devereux’s comment, 25 days ago

LOL! These excuses and more!!!!!

Zoraida Pesante

Hi my name is Zoraida and I am RB addict! LMAO!!! My family thinks I am sick and that I need help!!! Thank you for letting me feel that I’m not the only one out there!!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to Zoraida Pesante’s comment, 25 days ago
OMG…Honey You are most assuredly NOT the only one!

I’m glad you like it! I peed again reading again…. LOL!!!

Ginger Barritt in reply to abfabphoto’s comment, 22 days ago

LOL…We’re going to have to get you some adult diapers…..!!!

LoveMy7Cs, 3 days ago
Although I AM doing so much better these days…I can SO relate to this!!!!!!!!!!
Besides, making dinner every night is way over rated.

Addiction Can Be So Hard On A Family

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