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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Welcome back @SugoiMe! The forum here is still bustling with friendly faces, the fire is still warm, and the atmosphere as cozy and comfy despite the storm in the world outside. It's great to see people returning.
April 17, 2020, 08:57:00 AM
Re: The Virus thread Nothing brings the "warm fuzzy" feelings like waking up, opening the paper, and finding many of your state's lawmakers are trying to overturn your state's lockdown policies. I'll give everyone a single guess as to their reasoning....

On a more positive note, at least to me, I've built up the nerve to move past my anxieties enough to start volunteering again. Before the lockdown I volunteered at a local animal shelter walking dogs, but the shelter closed to the public and volunteers with the exception of a few appointments per day for people wanting to adopt. About two weeks ago, the shelter was reopened to volunteers under new protocols to comply with to keep each other and the kennel staff safe, while still allowing the animals to get socialization; we have to get the dogs from the outside, we have to sanitize any toys or leashes we use, we can't go into the building beyond the rear foyer or the cat room, etc.. But it was only recently that I put my name on the spreadsheet, to get myself back into doing something I love and missed once more.

April 17, 2020, 02:15:50 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Made myself some cinnamon rolls today. :)

Good with frosting.

April 21, 2020, 08:37:35 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Holiday day today!
Meaning no work, slept in, might go for a short run later and just lounge about not thinking about work hehe

April 22, 2020, 09:48:03 AM
Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel FYI my friends:
I had the year 4* check-up today and remaining breast still clear, wahey! :D I need to wait for the official results, but the nurse said that at first glance/comparison with last year, there was nothing to worry about.

* 4 years!!!! :o :o
Where did the time go?

May 20, 2020, 02:15:21 PM
Re: How much did you write today? It's always good to finish off a draft :) That feeling of accomplishment and relief!
May 21, 2020, 09:00:58 AM
Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel Today is going to be a weird day: Darren and his GF are coming over to pack up some of the things I can't do on my own. If people can have strangers in to do 'essential/emergency' work, or removal men (who are complete strangers), then I'm damn sure that packing the house to be able to move is essential.

It's 10 weeks since I last saw him, and although we've talked most days, this will be weird. I've not been remotely emotional until just now either. Dammit.

They're about 20 minutes away.  :-\

May 23, 2020, 10:14:59 AM
Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel I was a little emotional before they got here, but once we got busy moving stuff around, we all just got into it. Even if sometimes, the extent of my assistance was holding on to their dog when he tried to get in the middle to see what was going on!

@ScarletBea You're not the first to express surprise at how well I'm taking it all. I know it's not a typical reaction. I can only explain it by saying that I know exactly how we got to where we are. When we got together, we were both exactly what the other needed. Now, we're best friends more than we're anything else, and I know it's a bit of a cliché, but I do want to see my best friend happy. M and I actually gang up on him sometimes, so he gets picked on by both of us at the same time!  ;D

It's going to be interesting explaining to any potential and currently hypothetical future partners that I'm still such good friends with my ex!  :o

We've managed to get quite a bit of stuff relocated into a storage unit around the corner, which I would never have managed to do on my own. Plus there's probably going to be a gap between the sale, and their purchase, so storage is the only solution. (Yes, I think they're rushing into buying a house together far too soon, but that's not my problem). So when we finally exchange on the house, we're not trying to pack up 2 loads of stuff to take to 2 different places, and this way, I can move with the minimum that I need, and can get the rest at a more relaxed pace. But it's a good to actually feel that I'm getting somewhere. I'll be able to put boxes and whatever I can fit in my car into the storage unit whenever I want, so that will help in emptying the house, rather than it being cluttered up with boxes. Apart from some of my boxes of books, they're far too valuable to be left in a container.

They're coming back tomorrow, as there's still things that need to be sorted through, and decide what to do with the things that neither of us want. There's also a few more bits of furniture that can go into storage while they have use of a borrowed van.

I know that explain how we're packing up the house is not a very interesting post, but by writing it, and not being upset by it, I can gauge how well I'm doing. If that makes sense.

May 23, 2020, 08:16:14 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) My order of the six books of the short story compilation I helped co-authored just arrived a few days ago. For this issue I was also the one who composed the poem on the back cover, so that's pretty damn nice I'd say.  ;D
May 29, 2020, 07:52:22 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) I saw this quote today:

"If you're wondering what day it is today, it's March 112th or something"


June 10, 2020, 08:19:34 PM