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I'm doing ok. Working - too much, actually, but steady money is a good thing.Been running normal-to-manic and back again, which is soooo much better than depressed, but has its own issues.Going to the movies with C tomorrow.Ishtar Hi Ishtar, glad you're got steady money and hope the "too much" of work is still manageable. The "normal-to-manic" stage I haven't been in for a long time, but I know it is (often) a better feeling than just solo depression. Hope it stays at that good normal plus stage and remains, well, manageable. Enjoy the movie with C! :)I'm OK at the moment but the social life has yet to really get off the ground since breaking up with ex-BF AGES ago. I feel horribly out of practice at any sort of social activity.Hi Paint, I don't think I've known you that well, but you sound EXACTLY LIKE ME! Okay, at least a lot of parallels!I have been officially single for a long time and as far as remembering how to relate to grownups, I think I've given up on normal socialization long ago, LOL! It is a reason I feel I need to retrain myself to notice how normal (healthy) people interact. NOTE: I suspect I have Aspergers-like (mild autism) features so productive social interaction is something I really need work with.<>iI have to get back to sewing more of my own clothes because shopping wears me out & I don't find enough that I like (I am almost plus-sized). Sewing used to be more like fun, now it's more like work and I have to get around that or I will be living in jeans/khakis and t-shirts.If not for my kitties at home, I think I would be experimenting much more with at least repairing my clothing, though I've dreamed about making my own clothes, especially pants! And don't knock living in jeans/khakis and t-shirts, I love it, LOL! No-iron, wash and wear heheh. But seriously, eventually I do want to start wearing clothes that fit properly and/or look age-appropriate and not (accidentally) vintage stuff. (I still have - and sometimes wear - stuff from the 1980s, not the cool stuff.)Have been rationing the beer (one pint per week, usually.) This week it was two; I had dinner Thursday in a pub out of town (and could walk back to where I was staying) and Friday in a restaurant with my sister & her boyfriend. My feeling about alcohol is that it doesn't do anything for the depression & not much for the stress. I don't especially like being drunk. If it makes me more awkward than I am already, I find that really annoying.Just realized I think you're overseas? I'm born and raised in the U.S. I like my pints, specifically malt liquor beer (cheap but moderately high alcohol content, for mass produced beer and often beverage of choice for stereotyped homeless alcoholics). I usually only drink for tipsy, not fully drunk. For me, this is usually enough to reduce anxiety, moderate depression, but only if I don't receive additional stressors. It also helps to put me to sleep initially though it obviously creates wakefulness after the initial sleep. Also I usually drink only at home, not in public, so there isn't the usual awkwardness I have experienced in the past. Also one incidental reason I stopped drinking in public (main reason is cost of public drinking at bars and restaurants as I'm now on fixed income) is that I tend to drink to full drunkenness and too inclined to get into awkward social situations. Also my then-drinking companions were often incitable and prone to arguments, with me or other. These situations were years ago.The other project at the moment is to get rid of more paper & junk. And get rid of paper faster than it is coming in.LOL! Something I am too familiar with *glances around her desk here at home and living room.*Best to each of you,- ST (slowly there)
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