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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 08:58 PM

I'm better now, thank you DU. :)

Last edited Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:59 PM - Edit history (4)

Trying to make my own dinner right now.

Thank you for helping me make dinner DU. My mind wouldn't let me do it without you! And now I'm fed, full and happier.

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Reply I'm better now, thank you DU. :) (Original post)
retrowire Apr 2017 OP
iwillalwayswonderwhy Apr 2017 #1
retrowire Apr 2017 #3
Chipper Chat Apr 2017 #2
retrowire Apr 2017 #4
Chipper Chat Apr 2017 #7
Chipper Chat Apr 2017 #5
retrowire Apr 2017 #6
enough Apr 2017 #8
MFM008 Apr 2017 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2017 #11
AnnieBW Apr 2017 #9
retrowire Apr 2017 #10
pkdu Apr 2017 #15
retrowire Apr 2017 #16
applegrove Apr 2017 #12
retrowire Apr 2017 #13
applegrove Apr 2017 #14
True Dough Apr 2017 #18
applegrove Apr 2017 #19
True Dough Apr 2017 #20
applegrove Apr 2017 #39
True Dough Apr 2017 #40
applegrove Apr 2017 #41
PoliticAverse Apr 2017 #17
spooky3 Apr 2017 #43
irisblue Apr 2017 #21
retrowire Apr 2017 #33
vlyons Apr 2017 #22
retrowire Apr 2017 #34
WhiteTara Apr 2017 #38
ghostsinthemachine Apr 2017 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2017 #25
retrowire Apr 2017 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2017 #36
furtheradu Apr 2017 #26
retrowire Apr 2017 #28
furtheradu Apr 2017 #37
GP6971 Apr 2017 #27
steve2470 Apr 2017 #29
retrowire Apr 2017 #32
steve2470 Apr 2017 #35
greymattermom Apr 2017 #30
ornotna Apr 2017 #42
retrowire Apr 2017 #45
PatrickforO Apr 2017 #44
mopinko Apr 2017 #46

Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:00 PM

1. Hi

What are you having for dinner? We just had shepard's pie.

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:02 PM

3. I have some tofurky sausage, pasta, vegan butters, cheeses

I don't know what it's called but I'm looking at using farfalle pasta with an improvised alfredo sauce with cut up sausage. I also have herb encrusted focaccia bread from the store.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:00 PM

2. Make some comfort food:

Baked apples
Macaroni & cheese
Mashed potatoes (real ones) with lots of butter and salt & pepper.
Listen to Dixieland Music.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:02 PM

4. I'm listening to 90's alternative because it reminds me of my wife.

She's out with her sister tonight and this solitude is killing me,

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Response to retrowire (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:06 PM

7. Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

should assuage your loneliness. ?? Very 90s.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:03 PM

5. Talk to your cat if you have one.

If not adopt one from the local shelter.
I adopted two tabbys last November and love them. They seem to sense when you are feeling blue and need a little love.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:04 PM

6. I have two cats

but they're sleeping elsewhere right now I don't want to bother them.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:08 PM

8. It's OK to bother your cats now and then. It's their only responsibility. NT

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Response to enough (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:39 PM

23. I bother mine

Constantly.
He has no problem jumping on me at 90mph at 3am.
Time to torment the kitties!
Good luck.
I know how you feel.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:14 PM

11. Wake them up. They have work to do.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:09 PM

9. Hi! You're Never Alone

When you have friends at DU! What are you up to now?

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:10 PM

10. Well I just cleaned the pots necessary.

I've got no idea how to measure how much pasta is appropriate for one serving. I need to clean a knife for the sausage still.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:22 PM

15. As much as you can grab in one hand should be enough. nt

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Response to pkdu (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:24 PM

16. I think i did twice that

But I'm hungry so I think It's safe.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:18 PM

12. I got one of those chicken stuffed Naan bread from the grocery. Heated

it up and covered it with butter. Yum. What are you having?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:19 PM

13. tofurky sausage with bowtie pasta and herb encrusted focaccia bread

I'll post a picture when I'm done.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:22 PM

14. Sounds good.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:29 PM

18. Careful not to take in any of those calories

by osmosis!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:31 PM

19. I just ate. So someone else's meal will not make me eat more. At least not this time.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:32 PM

20. Well, what did you have for dinner?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:09 PM

39. Chicken stuffed Naan bread that I got at the grocery store. Delicious.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:02 PM

40. Sounds tasty

and healthful, especially if there were some veggies in there.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #40)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:08 PM

41. It was a curry like.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:26 PM

17. Well that sounds delicious. n/t

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Response to retrowire (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:53 PM

43. Dinner at your house sounds delicious!

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:34 PM

21. Where is/are the doggos?

I could never cook alone.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:58 PM

33. puppy on couch sleeping.

all other dogs in crates, sleeping.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:37 PM

22. Hi retrowire

This is the perfect time to learn something important about yourself. Have you ever tried meditating? It's really very easy. You just sit comfortably in a chair and pay attention to your breathing. If your mind wanders, and it will, bring attention back to your breathing. A lot of thoughts and feelings will arise in your mind. Don't follow them. Just let them arise and be replaced with another thought and another and another. Eventually, you will discover that thoughts and feelings are not real solid things. You can't weigh them on a scale.
A 15 minute meditation is a lot for a beginning meditator. Focusing on your breathing is supposed to help you relax and be a little better at dealing with whatever you are experiencing. Cheers and good luck.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:59 PM

34. Meditation has definitely helped me before

But I ALWAYS lack the patience. It's a character flaw.

I should persist though!

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Response to retrowire (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:09 PM

38. When I began, 30 seconds was a long time

keep coming back to your cushion and your breath. Searching outside yourself for relief will not work. Sit on your cushion and watch your breath.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:40 PM

24. Put on some music, dance around your living space

TURN OFF THE TELEVISION! I'm in the same boat except I have esophageal cancer and feed via a tube. Music is the best. Right now I'm listening to Leftover Salmon via relisten.org and at 7 will be dancing to String Cheese Incident playing live via mixlr. Music is the best.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:41 PM

25. My dear retrowire...

I'm so glad to see all these great responses here for you.

It's tough being alone and lonely. I hope you're feeling better now, especially if you've had your dinner and are full.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:57 PM

31. Hey there Peggy!

I am now full. Food is definitely a mood changer, but everyone else here totally helped me to the point I could get up and make it.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:03 PM

36. I am really glad to hear all of this!

We ARE here for you, dear retrowire.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:48 PM

26. You're such a goood writer.

I have really enJOYed many of Your posts. Do You journal? I often do, especially when having troublesome thoughts & feelings, help me sort things out. Funny, I read my writing the next day, or a week later, & I often think "why was I so upset?"! While in the midst of it, it does seem like a big deal, but the writing seems like Medicine. & doing "Self indulgent" stuff*, treating mySelf with a treat, & some physical fun activities help me, too.
*Self indulgent for me, might be watching a goofy guilty pleasure show or movie, eating TWO bowls of ice cream, or creating some art to give someone.
In the physical fun dept, I avoid the músic that reminds me of my missing loved one or other sadness, I listened to what *I* love, turn it up kinda loud, & dance my @$$ off I also often take my troubles for walks, & often lose them a long the way. Being outside is very Healing to me. I send YOU goood vibes, & Bless YOU! You aren't really alone. or, maybe we are all alone, together. Be Your own best friend & take goood Care of YourSelf. 💖 my phone is missing up, I may be off awhile, trying to figure it out, but will be sending You happy vibes,ok? O, also maybe ckout the DU loners group, there's others, too, that arehelpful, though not really active.

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:57 PM

28. I thank you for the compassionate reply.

Writing is medicine.

I often post my writings on my mixed media art blog: www.hypercyclingblogdisorder.com if you're interested in seeing what I write and make.

Thank you.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:08 PM

37. YAY! I'll go look for that in awhile!

Looking forward to it!
Yes! Goood Medicine!

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:51 PM

27. We'll it's a full weekend of baseball

so I'm having hot dogs and sauerkraut.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:57 PM

29. hey glad you found some company!

Your lounge thread was hilarious!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:58 PM

32. Which one the Intoxication one? nt

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Response to retrowire (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:01 PM

35. yes it was a hoot! nt

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 09:57 PM

30. I've been alone all day

I look at DU, text my family, walk around, and make plans for something more tomorrow.

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:45 PM

42. That looked yummy

Was that homemade bread?

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Response to ornotna (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:57 PM

45. Bread was from whole foods ;) nt

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:53 PM

44. Hey, sorry you are alone. You're really not, though.

We're all here.

Here, see if this little fellow might cheer you up!

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Response to retrowire (Original post)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:04 AM

46. hey there. me too.

recovering from shoulder surgery and it is crashing into spring farm work and neither are going well at the moment.
the shoulder is doing well, just was much more major of a surgery than i was expecting and thought i would get by better. seems like every little thing is screwing up. such tiny things that are hard, if not impossible.

i so very much hate to depend on anyone. i have had some wonderful support from friends, and some surly support from kids. but the loss of my autonomy, and the way it makes me see the future, old lady that i am, just scares me.
it has been 3 years since my ex and i split, and it is starting to get on my nerves.

i know once i am healed up it will be better than the last year or 2 with this mess, but i cant help wondering what the next mess will be.

hang in there, dear. food is a thing when you are lonely. i have barely cooked all this time. i just cant bring myself to do it. thank dawg for grubhub, and the great food in the big city.
i had pizza from my fave joint tonight. makes it a little better.
that and an ice pack.

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