Parents coming up this weekend. Don't really want them here. Will have to hear about how messy the house is and how it's so bad the dog ruined my blinds and things... just don't know if I can handle all that.
But I should be thankful. At least they care and want to be around me. Otherwise I'd always be alone. Just ... it will be a stressful weekend in different ways I guess, and then more work to not look forward to. Ugh.
Meetings all day today, no time to get things done. So tired.
😔 I'm sorry, Jeff. That is A LOT of stress. I hope the visit from your parents goes better than expected.
That IS quite stressful. Don't be too harsh on yourself Jeff. I admire you for your attitude towards your parents. You always give it your best when they're visiting. And you know, parents are like that. WHen my parents are here they complain about'*
*me spoiling my cat cause it's just a cat. I don't care. I have nobody else to take care of. I think their intention is good. I'm happy you have them around you this weekend. Don't want you to feel lonely. XX
Don't let your parents get you down about your cat, Esther. They're meant to be spoiled!
Hugs for you
the tiredness may be coloring everything a bit darker. Hope you get rest.
Sending my love Jeff. Thinking of you
You're not alone 😊 I'm here if you want to talk 🤗
Thank you, pandas!
Cold is better than rain. You should still try to go outside with warm clothes.
Rain is better most of the time! Other than dealing with wet dog and flooding basement, at least it melts the snow and ice and allows for better running!
holding thumbs for you. blue Monday is over.. we're coming for you spring
I hate living for time to pass also, but winter really gets to me. I need to see green out there! Holidays are over, mid-January...it's on it's way. Hang tight!
MP! Way to go not posting my reply!
I'm definitely more of a cat person. The only dog I'd ever get would be one of those doge meme ones (shibe). I'll have a go at the cat and catflap permission letter to the council later, going to get support worker to sign it, saying it's for my heal
I'm allergic to cats... and my dog gives me someone to care for who's more involved. But he's been going a bit stir-crazy this winter. :/
Watching a TV show, a comedy, where a friend is getting a divorce and he confides that he just wants a hug. That hit me, because sometimes that's all I want, a good hug... Or someone to sit across from and talk to, someone who will...
...actually look at me and listen to me and respond meaningfully. Life shouldn't be just about distractions, but I feel like that's all it is... keeping yourself distracted so you don't dwell on the negatives. But that distracts you from the...
...positives and meaningful things too. I miss all of those things. I distract myself so that the hours between work and sleep are easier.
Pretty similar for me. Distractions is all I'm seeking at the moment, but it won't make my problems go away. Bit stuck there though. A few days ago I saw something similar about wanting a hug on TV and it almost made me cry and scream 'me too!'.
wish I could give you a real hug Jeff and talk to you as well. and we could go for walks with your dog!!
Aw, thanks, Esther. That would be really nice. Thanks, pandas!
Do you want to build a snowman?
Do you wanna come and play?
I feel like that's a song that I should know. But actually, building a snowman would be fun. It's just under 10 degrees (F) out...
If you have a little daughter or niece, definitely! (Although my nephew probably likes it more, but he also likes wearing dresses and leggings!)
From the Frozen soundtrack. hehe.
Plus, I have Monday off! And other than tonight's thing, virtually no plans. Want to go outside and run trails, but snow will make that nearly impossible, so probably more treadmill and Netflix. Ugh.
Well done! That's a great distance x