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Had a leak a long time back, I spackled numerous times but just kept flaking, so didn’t want to hang drywall up. So I bought a ceiling similar to wainscoting. But it’s for ceiling. So excited to put that up.
They have. Similar thing in Key West around Halloween! You should save for a mini vacation, I’m told it’s an experience! I have never been.
This was my tree... lol but I won $200.00 for it in squeezed cash. I just now have to pour out.
Wasn’t feeling festive this year, but was an ok Christmas. I just honestly didn’t feel like decorating! Because I would have to take down.
Workiing on my room and want to be done by end of month! I go back to work on Wednesday, so that really sux!
My sleep patterns were all over the place in the 1st 6months! It was excruciating. My body I think said it was going to catch up on YEARS of disruption to my sleep. I now sleep about 8-10 hours straight. I used to get up really early and smoke, but I would stay up, because I knew I would never get up for work.
Seriously it will get better, not sure how long, because everyone is different. But for the sleep it took awhile for me, not sure even now if this is my new normal. I feel it might change again.
Oh that tree looks very festive to me! That is really cool Eve! So creative. I wish I had your carpentry talents...and tools! How is it lit? From inside?
I know the not wanting to go back to work feeling for sure. Trying to get back in sync with that too and it isn’t happening quickly. Been thinking about smoking more too which sucks. Think it is the weather mostly. Not getting out like when it isn’t so wet. Dark when I go to work, dark when I come home. Feel kind of cooped up and want to run and go to the beach and all of it. Maybe gonna try to play with some yarn after work today, think my hand can do it now. That may help.
Well....we will just keep doing this, right?! Only way to it is through it. Have a good and productive day!
Oh the push on lights people use in closets. The battery ones. The college students leave them in their rooms when they move out. I take them because they are awesome for power outages. Much safer then candles. I don’t get many, but if I do and am at home they work great!
Oh yeah. I know all about thinking about it! Sux! But I do believe it’s the weather and darkness and Covid! We just can’t go to kill a few hours, like to a movie. I’m tired of going shopping. You just spend money. Home Depot is a totally different story. Lol Just try the playing with the yarn, play a board game tonight or a card game! Love UNO.
I KNOW you were happy to be off work! I will be disappointed to go back.......can I just PLEASE hit the lottery??
Ok, let’s make a pact...if I hit the big one I’ll give you a million and you can do the same. Problem is you gotta play to win and I only play like once a year!
I need to learn to play solitaire....
I don’t play often, but the powerball is up over 300 million so I played, mega millions up over 400 million.
I will only make the pact if you play! You gotta play babe!
Lol.....I would honestly be very generous once I have my lawyer, tax guy etc in place. I want people to live better, not just spend. I would quit my job after I used all my vacation, sick time, personal time and holidays! Woohoo!
Ok. I’ll get one tomorrow. Not sure how much ours is, and I always get confused what to buy. They have Powerball and Megabucks, I know, but I don’t what the difference is! Do you pick your own numbers or let the machine do it?
Im with you. I want folks to live without worry about stuff, like paying bills. I’d set my Sibs up for life for sure, though a couple of them are just fine as is, a couple could use some help. Of course I’d put up a big trust for Daughter for after she completes college. I’d pay for that too. I don’t want her having to do it how I did it. Not that it was bad for that time for me, and I don’t have regrets. As much as I love her, and I surely do and would jump in front of any train, or bullet or lightning bolt for her in a heartbeat, I don’t think she would thrive well in the Army. It was good and fun for me, but wouldn’t be for her. But I do want her to have a good education. I hadn’t thought about the Lawyer and tax person. There goes a ton of it I’m sure! But I would quit my job straight away. I’d feel a bit bad about leaving my colleagues in a bind filling my shifts, but I’d give them a little to ease their way about it and not look back. I think I’d join some organization that volunteers medical services in places with need and travel. Gonna have to be somewhere I’m not shot at though as I’m not down with that. I’d hire me a massage therapist to travel with me and a cook where I’m at. I wouldn’t buy “stuff” though. And I don’t like shopping really. Except for boots. I’d buy lots of those. And I’d give a ton to the Oregon Humane Society too. Probably ASPCA too. And...I’d get me another motorcycle. A Triumph. Oh boy. Have I spent it all yet? Guess I better buy both those kind of tickets....
Lol, see fun to think about it! Only thing I would suggest, don’t give daughter access to the money all at once, say she can have a certain amount after college is completed, a certain amount after masters degree (if that’s the plan) , and certain amount at 30 years of age. Of course school will be paid for and living expenses. But after 30, remainder of money be given at 40. She would be mature enough to handle. Just my thoughts, I know that kids seem more mature now, when I was younger. And my friends parents called me “the mature, head on straight kid.” Haha if they only knew.....
My thoughts on my other thread about letting another human treat me like that, was an epiphany. I was like wow so TRUE! This addiction is SO Evil! I know you are a VERY nice person, but one thing my sister pointed out, was since I quit smoking, I am a nicer person. I actually agreed with her, maybe I’m just letting go of “old” stuff as I get older, but I actually noticed this before she said anything. Have you noticed any difference in attitude?
Well I think you are back at work, when do you get your 2nd shot? Or did you get the other vaccine? I have today and tomorrow, then I’m back.....ugh. Kids going to start moving back on January 10th. Just curious of how many. No one will answer that. Then apparently we are supposed to be tested weekly. Not sure how that going to work.
Well off to do more work on my lil bedroom. Will send pics when mostly finished. The rugs being replaced will be last. Plus I have a lot of stuff in my head to decorate this room. Hoping to be done by end of month! GOAL SET! Lol
It is very fun to think about! I will admit, those fantasies have gotten shorter as I get older. Maybe is the reality sinking in of it isn’t likely to happen. But...as they say..”somebody has to win and it may as well be me!” Well...they also say, “you gotta play to win.” So I will get a ticket. Maybe today.
Yes, I’m back at work. Went last Wednesday and worked 4 out of the last 5 days. That wasn’t a good idea. By the end of shift yesterday my hand and wrist were swollen and red and very sore. Had to come home and ice. Elbow seemed good and that incision seems fine, but the wrist/ hand one not so good today. Off till Wednesday so will take it easy. Use the mouse a ton at work so I think that’s it, plus I’m right handed so everything else was that too. I get the 2nd shot around the 26th I think. Both Pfizer and Moderna are two shots. Moderna is a week longer between. A doc I work with is on a ventilator Eve. He is younger than me by 5 years. Is a little overweight but not a lot. Never was a smoker, no diabetes or high blood pressure. He has been on a vent a week now. This is one of the things that sealed my decision about the vaccine. Tons of people have been on a ventilator from Covid, but none from the vaccine. It was that thought right there. Our hospital is the “official” Covid hospital in town, though all hospitals have COVID patients. I still see all the other stuff like sprains , broken bones, lacerations, abdominal pain, STDs, etc, but 3/4 of the people I see every day have COVID symptoms. I’m kind of thinking it is a miracle I’ve not had it yet really. Our staff that has now outweighs those who haven’t. People are also not as nice as in the beginning. They used to say “thanks for being here”, now I rarely hear that. Just hear complaints how long they had to wait, etc. They don’t understand we have people out sick too. I haven’t worked full staff in months. Yeah, I’m gonna buy a ticket and when I win that big one, I’m gonna quit on the spot. No notice, just be done. I am done, I just don’t have a choice right now! Of course I say that, but I’d likely give two weeks notice. Is in our contracts to give 3 months, but I would not do that. You know what? This is the craziest thing ever , but there are moments when I feel it is also a miracle to not smoke! It is how I thought I handled the stress for years! But, there is proof we can handle a tremendous amount of stress and not smoke too. So I keep going, but every single day on the way home when I pass that one store....I think about it. Just one I say. And I keep driving. One day at a time. There is no reason in my mind after what I’ve seen every day that I should even think about it! None. Nada. Zip. Not one reason. But I still do. So, your epiphany, the one you wrote...man, that was powerful!!! It gave me a different way to look at it completely. No. I would not ever let any human have this control over me! Not man, woman, child. But this little pack of dried leaves rolled into little pieces of paper...has brought me to tears at times more than any man I’ve ever been with! What??! How is that?! Seriously? Me? On the surface I am one of the strongest people I know and I say that without reservation. Of course this isn’t true under the surface maybe. But I’ve stood up to some pretty formidable things, all 5 feet of me, and not run. Why on Earth do we let this one little piece of ourselves do this to us? Wow. Yeah. Your epiphany was very powerful.
As far as being nicer? After the first month or two, yeah. I’m more patient actually. Let me think about this question as it is a good one. Maybe I’ll put it out there like Nika did and see what other folks say. It’s a very interesting thing to ponder and might bring us some inspiration.
So it is a spare room you are redoing? Yes! Pics! You are getting good at that and your tree came through upright! So I want to see! Bummer you have to go back to work already! I know the feeling. Students back in the Dorms? In their own rooms? Are they teaching in person classes? I mean why bother paying for a Dorm room just to be on a computer?
Well...here is my advice... Practice Safe Six!!! (6 feet apart Eve. Where did your mind go?) hahaha!