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   Posted 7/18/2017 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all!!!

Here is the last post on the other thread by Lynnwood...




Got some worrisome news yesterday, and rather than think about it (and ramp up into a full-blown anxiety attack) I seem to have shut down my thinking process altogether! Which leaves me bored and at loose ends, not interested in anything. The refrigerator is empty, and I can't seem to get interested in my book or grocery shopping or anything else. Too hot to go for a walk; all my friends... well, they all disappeared a while back when I was too ill for common interests, they don't seem to be interested in coming back into my life no matter how I entice them.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. First gotta' make it thru the rest of today!
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   Posted 7/18/2017 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynnwood,

Sorry to hear about this. Can you take a day and just do nothing? Maybe take a nice bath or listen to some of your favorite music? Do something nice for yourself and do NOT feel guilty for not doing anything important. Just a day for you.

I don't know what the worrisome news was. I take it it wasn't good. I am so sorry. I hope that things get better.

I know how it is with friends. I couldn't do a lot of things anymore with the fibromyalgia. Now I don't have many friends. I still can't do a lot so when they do something fun or challenging, they rarely think of me. If feels cruddy. But what can a person do? If you can't do a lot, that is all there is to it. I like to still try though. But I understand the way they are thinking. I always say "no" to doing things because I am always tired. I wish there was a happy medium somewhere.

Hang in there Lynn, you still have us...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/18/2017 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
ya got me. keep strong. self compassion my friend. soz about your news.

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   Posted 7/18/2017 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Courage and strength to you Lynnwood.

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   Posted 7/19/2017 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Just take one small step at a time. Set one simple goal for yourself each day. When you feel stressed and overwhelmed even taking a shower can be difficult to do. Do you have PeaPod in your area (ordering groceries online). Maybe having someone deliver some food to you at home may help a little. 💕 Cass

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   Posted 7/19/2017 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Turned brain back on today, a day's distance helps make disturbing stuff more palatable. (Legal/financial stuff, thankfully not health issues for me or any loved ones - just stuff that makes the brain spin in circles trying to figure out the best way to combat/approach it.)

Thanks for the support!!

FYI - Having food delivered would really be a huge sign of weakness, as the grocery is less than 1/2 mile away!! My psyche would be SO upset! LOL

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   Posted 7/20/2017 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
keep strong lyn. and to you all.

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   Posted 7/20/2017 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you've gotten a little perspective Lynnwood.

I've been working on 'thinking positive thoughts' regarding the guy up the street from me that makes me anxious. The 'payoff'? I've seen the hummingbird every day! I like to think that 'the universe' is rewarding me. Perhaps it's because once I finish my new morning practice, my mind is 'free' to observe things, without anxiety cluttering it up. Whatever...I like it!

The garden is blooming strongly still. New 'picture' out the window every morning thanks to the day lilies. I couldn't resist the clearance racks at the garden center...again. Found a black speckled elephant ear, a rudbekia, some flax and geraniums with interesting leaf patterns and a croton. I should be able to make a nice 'fall' arrangement once they are all nursed back to looking better! I still have a large planter with nothing but weeds growing in it, after all!

So far, only the one 'trunk' of the mimosa seems to be affected. The rest of the tree is healthy and blooming like crazy, so maybe it's not the fungus? Maybe I won't lose the whole tree? Only time will tell.
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   Posted 7/20/2017 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it cool how seeing something as a humming bird coming in can lift our spirits? I get so much pleasure out of the birds. I just got a new birdfeeder that can feed six birds at one time. I love it. So far, knock wood, the squirrels haven't messed with it. They sure can destroy a birdfeeder.

My phlox are getting ready to bloom. My Shasta daisy is in full bloom as well as my day lilies too. I just love flowers and summer!!!

Have a good day all!!!

Hugs, Karen...

Oh, we have two skunks under our shed. One come in with a hurt leg this morning, he was late getting in. Must of been partying all night. Got to get rid of them... And soon...
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   Posted 7/20/2017 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Skunks! Yikes! Had a mama with babies under the old shed. What a surprise when we tore it down! Removed the babies then set up the hose to get mama to leave. She (or another) came back again this year, tunneled under totally undermining the shed floor! I put a product called Critter Ridder around her 'entrance' and filled the 'exit' with broken chunks of concrete. So far, so good.
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   Posted 7/20/2017 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yea, the neighbors tore down an old trailer house and I think that they were living under there, and moved to my house. Critter Ridder, I will have to check that out. Thanks Pitmom for the suggestion.

I hope yours don't come back to stay.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/20/2017 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Picked first few small tomatoes. Peppers starting to get red. Eggplants finally fruiting--I had to hand pollinate. Squash continues on--though I am frustrated with my butternut--I only have three fruits!

Today I need to return some things to hospice (bed alarm, baby monitor) and go water. I desperately need a new computer--the HP Stream i have is out of memory. Next week, I hope to get a new one.
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   Posted 7/20/2017 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope things continue to get better for you Lynnwood. Hugs!

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   Posted 7/20/2017 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Myself, My tomatoes are still small and green. Same with the peppers. I hope my peppers get bigger. They are suppose to be red bell.

I have picked a few cucumbers. They are so good.

Pitmom, I looked up the critter ridder online and they have it at Amazon.

Hi Marqi. I Hope you are having a good day.

I hope everybody is having a good day.

Making Chicken Alfredo and broccoli today.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/20/2017 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 7/21/2017 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Wish I could send you some Jamie!

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/21/2017 3:28 AM (GMT -6)   
will just fire up the lire jet and be their soon!! your just down the road, no worries mate. lol. smile thx mate....your the best.

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   Posted 7/21/2017 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
No, you're the best Jamie!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/21/2017 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I love fresh cucumbers smile I throw red wine vinegar on them.

There are so many bugs this year. I pick squash bugs every day. I try to limit my use of Neem oil, but this garden location is fierce with insects. I use a very very weak solution once a week. This at least keeps them semi-controlled. This year, I managed to save my eggplants and peppers, though I did have to hand pollinate the eggplants.

The coolest thing happened. I was trimming my nasturtiums, and found the seed pods! I am collecting them and will try to regrow next year. They look like shelled chick peas.

I am trying hard to stop and breathe when anxious.It is helping,mostly. I am also trying to cut down, again, on the ambien. I started at 10 mg, and cut back to 7.5, Last night was my first 5 mg night--I will do 5 then 7.5 for a few weeks, and see if I can make it work.
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   Posted 7/21/2017 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
The cucumbers are awesome. Sometimes they can be bitter but these are sweet. I am so happy with them. I need to pick a couple today.

We have a lot of bugs this year too. I think it is from such a wet beginning. They keep eating my clematis flowers.

I love nasturtiums!!! They are so pretty and it seems that they can be fragrant. I also like four o'clocks. Even though they opened up later in the day. I sure miss all the flowers I use to have. But am happy with what I have now. I am glad you are saving seeds. I do that a lot.

Myself, you are such an awesome person. You are brave, you are smart. You are kind... I know you are going through a hard time right now, but you are also tough and will get through. I got off the ambien, you can too. I have some that I saved and maybe once a month I take a half. But for the most part, I can sleep. I am always tired from the fibromyalgia, but I do sleep. Though I took a half of an ambien the other night and slept straight through, which is unusual...

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs to all!!!

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   Posted 7/22/2017 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
yep, myself 09 is a good soul, for sure.
ps. mum had first treatment yesterday. seen her tonight, like 2 hours ago, definite improvement. another one monday. watching the footy.

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   Posted 7/22/2017 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Jamie--you are a good son--I am glad she is feeling better, some. It is Saturday morning here, and I am planning a nice bike ride and picnic tomorrow to celebrate the last day of the tour. We are due to hit 100F again.

Karen--thanks for the kind words. I am actively trying to make better choices. I think there is less pressure because I at least have a little money. The garden helps. The bugs are terrible in my current location--one of the regular renters at my garden warned me. My cucumbers and butternuts are struggling mightily--and I hate to spray with neem, but I am left with little option. At least it is organic. The nasturtium seeds were a surprise. I have half a dozen still alive and blooming--they have been not happy this year due to the heat. We have been super-dry and super-hot. I am debating collecting other seeds to try for next year. I tried a new kind of zucchini called Costata Romanesco. It is excellent--so I want to try to save a few seeds from him.

I just booked us a short 4 day holiday at a cabin in the mountains in a month. We haven't had down and away time for several years, due to financial constraints.

Be well and safe, all who read.

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   Posted 7/22/2017 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jamie, I am glad you will be seeing your mum. Myself is right, you are a good son. I hope you have a good night.

Myself, Perithium? I can't spell it. It is organic made from chrysanthemums. That is another good one if the neem oil doesn't work. We use both. But had to put sevin-dust on the cucumbers and the peppers. I hate using it though. But the bugs were real, real bad this year here.

My orchids (inside) just bloomed and they were in bloom for a long time. Now they are almost done. I haven't had them bloom so many times before. Usually it is a one time thing with them. These are miniatures though, maybe that is the difference.

I hope you enjoy yourself at the cabin in the mountains. Sounds awesome...

Have a good day all...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/23/2017 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 7/23/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
getting by, sorry to hear about the "friends". True friends are supposed to stick by us, especially when things are bad. Sounds like they didn't deserve to have a friend like you. You are here for people every day and it surely helps me. Thank you for that!! I hope whatever is causing you concern right now goes away soon.

It's not easy for those of us with chronic illnesses.

I find that listening to some relaxing "mood" music really helps me feel better. The music on our cable tv channel even has inspirational messages. It's really nice!!
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