went round to see the flat I'll be moving into (across the road from where I currently am): the guy who will be my flat mate injured his knee a couple of weeks ago and is really in pain, so hasn't been able to keep up with looking after the flat -
totally understandable but it felt so sad, on top of my not wanting to leave where I am now. And one of his cats bit me (not ridiculously hard, but it was just another nail in the coffin). Jesus wept.
Ugh...that's a bunch of stuff all at once. Maybe you'll get all the bad stuff this week out of the way? I hope you feel better soon, Cindy!
And for everything to happen one after the other. I'm sorry you've had a rough time, Cindy. Hope you get moved in properly and don't have more problems. Xx
Takes more time to regain one's equanimity when the challenges come one after the other. Big hugs.
😔 Sorry, Cindy. Moving is so hard. May it go swiftly & smoothly. xx
to be here. Probably in denial :(
before so, as always, feeling quite anxious. Ugh. At least one of my friends is working with me.
Good thing your friend 'volunteered' too.
Sadly she's ill, so it's just me doing our task, but so far all okay....
Sorry you're alone doing it Cindy. I hope it's going well xx
Was good to see him but on way back home cold kicked in again and I was coughing, throat like I'd run a razor over it, headache. Lay down for a while when I got home, which helped, but now up of course at 11 pm...
Ugh! Sounds very uncomfortable. Wishing you fortitude, rest and patience while the body fights through this.
Healing hugs ❤️
Here's to Jeff! 🍻
that I had to miss it but couldn't have listened or concentrated
Aw, bummer! Sorry you had to miss out. Hope you feel better soon! 💖
Hope your feeling better very soon xx
I'm sorry. Hope you're feeling better soon!! Is is the change in weather maybe?
Get better soon <3 Hope there's another, even better concert waiting for you when you are feeling well :)
Hope you feel better
What a shame! Hope you're feeling better soon
We can feel sorry for ourselves and give ourselves empathy, compassion, love, and, in your case, cold medicine. :)
over next few weeks. But will also have to start seriously preparing for move, which is not going to be easy physically or emotionally. Have to trust that good will come from this - and let myself be sad when I need to feel that. No use denying it.
Yes, it's ok to be sad
Oops, hit enter. But also try to reframe your perspective and look for the good in New opportunities. You're a strong panda! You can do this!
Must be tough. Moving is always a big life event. Thinking of you xoxo
simply unable to leave the house, and to get there knowing I can really concentrate and listen. Such a gift to be able to go again, after several years of not being able to cope and then last year just not able to afford it/take time off, having just
started a new job. There are some not-so-great things in my life right now, especially having to move, but can't lose sight of what I do have and felt like I had lost.
This is wonderful to see, Cindy! Great perspective looking back and seeing how far you've come. Hope you have/had a wonderful time at the concerts and on holiday!
Have a lovely holiday & enjoy the festivals ! I'm glad you have good things to look forward to:) x
Did you went to see a classical orchestra? I remember you telling me you liked that kind of music. I'm happy you can enjoy these things now cause you deserve it. Xxx
Thank you all so much for your hugs and comments - what would I do without you? xx
Esther - yes, it is classical music. It has made me feel really happy, even if only for those moments. How sweet that you remembered:) You're in my thoughts - wishing so hard that things will get better xx
Extra big hugs for you xoxo
Sorry, Cindy... I hope things improved... Thinking of you...
Big hugs love. xoxo
Why Cindy. Big hugs. Xx
Hope you are ok, Cindy.
*big big hugs* Hope you are feeling better by now, Cindy. xx
Maybe a cry would help Cindy?
If you are able to cry, do it.
I agree. Sometimes best medicine is to cry, cry, cry. Then reassure yourself it won't always be like this.
Sometimes crying is only thing left to do.
A good cry can express the groaning of the soul better than any words can.
Still no flat?
You're doing great, Cindy! Keep it up! xx
I have also managed to do the washing up and eaten something (admittedly it was cake, but whatever works..) Have eaten really badly since Thursday night - need to get back on the wagon. Have felt constantly tearful this weekend but letting myself
feel it while trying, at times, to balance my negative thoughts with positive ones. Not working too well yet, but early days..
Keep going, Cindy!
Flat has always been a bit too small, but I love it and tho I have only been here 5 1/2 years, it has always seemed like my home. It was a sanctuary when I was so depressed...
There will be challenges too because so few places allow pets. I have felt tearful at various points this evening....
I'm sorry this is happening, Cindy. Your world has just been turned upside down. Let's think positive though. You'll find a space that suits you even better! xx
Sorry to hear that.. I'm sure you will find some place even more wonderful. Change is powerful tool to give u an exciting fresh start of your choosing
Thinking of you Cindy, sounds really stressful ☹. Fingers crossed you will find somewhere even better xx
Oh no! Sonny has good perspective...try to stay positive about finding a new, wonderful place for you and the cat(s?). I'm sure things will work out...
Yes! I think I saw it right. Jeff said catS! Yep, catS, Cindy! 😊
That's upsetting and stressful. There are many animal lovers who wouldn't keep excellent tenants like you from their four legged friends. may this be a blessing in disguise
Thank you so much my dearest Pandas - your support means so much. I too hope it can be a blessing in disguise, but right now feeling that I need to remind the universe that I've had the memo saying my life is always going to be sort of ***, I don't
need all the reminders.....
*big big hugs* 💖xx💚xx💖
I'd just been thinking the other day that she will
have another birthday next month, she's already in the 'elderly' category (though really well) and that I haven't many pictures of her. She is particularly special to me because I adopted her with my last partner, and she's been with me since I broke
up with him, lived on my own, moved to Scotland, became clinically depressed and ended up losing my job, unemployed for a couple of years while getting well, and now about to finish my first year back at work. She has been here through everything,
including the el cheapo cat food. I was quite tearful when M gave it to me and tried to explain to him why it meant so much to me. Getting a card for his mother today to try to tell her. People are really amazing sometimes!
these beautiful connections are sacred, because they get us in touch w/the goodness in ourselves & in others. We ascend together.
That is so sweet, Cindy. Glad you've had such a great feline friend to be there for you through all of that & to have such lovely people in your life.
Close to tears here. Wonderful story.
though maybe I can get a bit more sleep before then
Awake here at 4:30, no birds, cloud and total silence
with - and then had to call another student who rang asking for several times this morning despite my colleagues saying that I was at a meeting. My brain has melted. Going to see if I can leave at 4 - to go home to a big furry cat who will want to
sit on me. Great. Just great.
Yes Cindy, but are you keeping warm enough? 🤯
Hope you can stay cool, Cindy!
student? are you teaching?
Hope your head is feeling better by now, Cindy. Headaches are terrible to deal with. And we'll done on getting things done on your day off!
side effect of the new med for endo, still in first couple of weeks. Drained, need early night as it's back to work and a load of stuff to do
weren't for that f*****g piper. Could he at least learn more tunes? Since I have to sit here all day I notice how small his repertoire is (or perhaps it's that - sssshhhh - all those songs sound alike :)
My workplace annoyance is the woman who has had a cold for 3 months and clears her throat and coughs every 15 seconds so loudly. These things are so trying, aren't they?
Bagpipes are the worst. Uilleann and Northumbrian aren't as bad...
*argh* noisy colleagues are the worst! And I don't even want to imagine anyone playing bagpipes while I am trying to work...
Celebrate with something enjoy which isn't the thing you are doing without! Well done! Keep going, you're doing great!