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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:02 PM

Check In Time please. We've been busy recently.

Hey there, irisblue here. Waves to the room. I have been working hard at going outside to enjoy more of life and lessening the grip of agoraphobia. I staryed a new med yesterday and while I am sluggish & loggy, I will say today is a meh day, it is nice outside on the side porch.

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Reply Check In Time please. We've been busy recently. (Original post)
irisblue Apr 2017 OP
retrowire Apr 2017 #1
irisblue Apr 2017 #3
elleng Apr 2017 #7
nadine_mn Apr 2017 #10
shenmue Apr 2017 #2
irisblue Apr 2017 #4
DeadLetterOffice Apr 2017 #5
irisblue Apr 2017 #6
DeadLetterOffice Apr 2017 #8
DeadLetterOffice Apr 2017 #9
nadine_mn Apr 2017 #11
nadine_mn Apr 2017 #12
steve2470 Apr 2017 #13

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:13 PM

1. I'm better now that I had a small ironic victory at my job.

For the past week or so, my manager has been leering and totally giving the cold shoulder with hard stares. It made life so much more stressful.

Basically, I'm a repair technician and I really couldn't repair that medical equipment that was sitting in our lab for over a week, and neither could the engineers in Austria! Take that boss! I'm not an idiot! And it wasn't my lack of knowledge!

Since that small victory, my boss has backed off quite a bit. I'm more content!

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Response to retrowire (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:38 PM

3. Hey thanks

I told my shrink/friends I would reach out more, do pushing out, so hugs.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:16 PM

7. Good to hear, retro.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:14 PM

10. hey that is always good news

not having a boss upset at something out of your control

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:14 PM

2. Hi

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:44 PM

4. You are one of the sweetest people on DU

How is Murphy? I miss my dogs, alot. Once upon a time, I stopped at the library to return some books, & I heard another patron laughing at the 2 dog heads sticking out of my car, a good memory. 💓

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:48 PM

5. I'm trying really hard not to let the chronic pain turn me into...

... a joyless lump of misery. The Prozac dose bump didn't work, so I may be looking at a new round of medication roulette. Given my physical comorbidities, that's always a fun time.

But husband dearest survived his 5-way bypass and is recovering well, my flowers are coming up even if I can't manage to tend to them, and my kids still make me laugh every day.

Holding on to the good things with both hands in a death-grip,
DLO

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:15 PM

6. (((DLO)))

And yet you persist...my garden is dead after my depressioni killed it. What kind of garden

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Response to irisblue (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:45 AM

8. Most of my perennial flower beds have gone feral...

...which is actually ok. The border beds and wildflower beds I'm leaving to their own devices - I live in the country and feral is a fine look out here. But I am desperately trying to keep the main one in front of the house from turning into a jungle - a challenge, as the footprint of that garden is larger than my house, lol. I have given up on annuals -- too much work for something that's not coming back next year.
I also had to give up on the veggie garden - perhaps the 19 year old will be motivated this year to plant something in it.

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:58 AM

9. Back before it got out of hand

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:15 PM

11. oh my gosh - so beautiful!!

Really and truly gorgeous!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:25 PM

12. Hiya irisblue!

My goal today is to catch up on some art - doing a bunch of snail mail swaps. I love making things, but then I this perfectionist streak comes out in me and I'm never happy, which leads to procrastination and a deep funk.

I have never had anything turn out 'perfect' by any standards - many because I am clumsy and impatient - yet people always seem to love what I send them so I need to focus on that.

But here is my joy of the week - it sounds silly but hey

I am one of those people who, despite having depression, has a huge amount of joyful glee lurking under the surface. So lots of little things can get me really excited. I have been watching crafting videos on youtube and keep seeing these powdered water colors that you sprinkle a tiny amount of powder on a page, spray some water and poof! all this color just radiates out like fireworks. Of course, impulse buy - I ordered some and they came yesterday. Super excited to try them out and HOLY COW.... it looks like a plain piece of paper with eye shadow dust sprinkled on, but when I sprayed with water - the color was so VIBRANT and intense!! It was amazing!!

I hope to leave the house today (I did leave Monday - but I really need to leave more than once a week - even if it's to sit outside) - so fingers crossed I get the energy and motivation to do that today!!

Thanks for checking in on us!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 05:29 AM

13. I've been about an 8 lately, not sure why

I think spring coming with more daylight helps, and it's warmer.

My son is doing OK with his grandparents, so that's nice. I'm doing OK. No dramas.

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