Are you feeling sad? Depressed? Confused? Fearful? I'm feeling all of those things at different times each/every day. I'm a news junkie but I need to shut-off the TV quite frequently, sit on the sofa and just clear my mind. What are you doing?
At this point....
With latex gloves on...
It is just one more fact of life to deal with fer me..
I'm not overly sad or depressed.
I am worried for those I love,though.
Edit: And disappointed that the media choose to ignore pretty much everything else. And hearing politicians spouting platitudes doesn't exactly inspire me either. And disappointed that there seems to be so much "by the seat of the pants" planning (?). Guess I might as well be resigned to those things, too.
Edited by - Owen on 03/26/2020 15:54:05
Having a coffee, watching the birds in the trees outside my window. Snow is melting, a breath of spring is in the air,,I think my kidney stone has dissolved,, my mutual funds are tanking for now but they’ll be back up next year,,, not worried,, a bit antsy being cooped up more than usual and not having jams or visiting friends.
I have shinsplints in my right leg that I haven't been able to get rid of.
Sad?, Depressed?, Confused?, Fearful?
None of the above. What I'm feeling is disgust. My wife listens to the news reports on the TV almost continuously. When I here the voice of "a very stable genius", I have to insist that she change the channel.
Havent been sick in over a year. Waiting on a big honkin check to buy Market shares with.
Originally posted by prooftheory
I have shinsplints in my right leg that I haven't been able to get rid of.
Kinda' buzzed. The scotch is good, and there's more where that came from.
Feeling good, Not much change in life style. Just waiting for weather to warm up enough to defrost the ground to rototill the garden and start cutting firewood.
I take my temperature every day around this time.
Tree pollen bad post nasal drip but it could be from Blood Pressure Meds. Other than that no fever feeling ok. Worried about my wife working at the VA hospital. Lucky she works in radiation oncology and she's pretty much isolated in her office, I tell her to wipe down all surfaces that others could touch. She heads straight for the shower when she gets home. I volunteer quarantine myself about three going on four weeks back due to close contact with someone from out of state. Getting antsy the meteor(?) I saw Tuesday night broke the boredom somewhat.
David, so sorry that you are feeling down. By all means turn off that TV, it is doing what it is designed to do, which is to get you upset and keep you that way. Try to get into any sunshine that can be found. We have been going out for a walk every day, or a ride if bad weather, just have to get out of the house for awhile. We keep our distance from everyone but walking on a trail is good for the soul. So is sitting by the river or noticing the first blooms of Spring, just try to reconnect with Nature. That is restorative and essential to our health.
Life up here plods along. Movement is becoming more and more restricted
for those who can't make any sense of the local truth. Drink 6 Corona and don't call me in the morning.
I have to go out at least 3 times per week so I add garbage runs, post office, etc., which are my normal things to do.
5PM is tuna-time for Heidi cat. Time for me to have a slurp. Fan the freezer door for supper surprise.
Could be bulk curried chicken, veg and brown basmati rice.
Same routine as every day for months and months.
The most wonderful thing is that I can stand up well enough to feed myself.
Week by week, my appetite is slowly returning, as well.
That's been a surprise for sure. So I buy really appealing tasty food stuff.
David, hope you are well. Wise words from Bill in Nashville.
I received a wavier from the Governors Office telling me I can keep working. The crew is willing and some customers are calling, so off they go. My wife forbids me to go on the roofs under these circumstances. I keep my hand in the game with the cell,but mostly spend my days working in the garden, hoping this thing will pass with no harm to family and friends.
You Americans still have it where it counts. Get busy.
Dyson has designed a medically suitable ventilator in the past 10 days.
They expect to produce 15,000 units.
Press release, not bullshirt via the media.
Monday felt really tired and as if someone had worked me over with a baseball bat. Three days later just tired. These 5 day work weeks are just brutal!
I can see how the current state of the world can cause a bit of anxiety. The situation gets nearer to me and my family by the day. Just keep doing the things you need to do to be safe. The rest is out of your hands.
David, if these feelings do get out of hand there are folks you can talk to. Stay positive!
I would be happier if the moron wouldn't interrupt Jeopardy every day telling us how great of a job he's doing.
Staying home is easier than going to crowded stores, looking at empty shelves and trying to maintain a safe distance from others.
I have always looked at a crisis as another opportunity. In this case an opportunity to get a bunch of stuff done around the house that usually takes me weeks or months. Last week I hauled six trailer loads of sand to my house and this week I and topdressing parts of my lawn with the sand. I also bought Fescue seed and fertilizer yesterday and have put some of the fertilizer out. I just started a construction project in the North Carolina mountains and will go up tomorrow and see what they have gotten done. Since all of my work is outside and does not involve a lot of people some of my routine has not changed much.
I do miss meeting my best friend for lunch almost every day of the week.
Edited by - BanjoLink on 03/26/2020 20:05:51
I have nothing legitimate to complain about but I will admit feeling a bit confused and what can be described as that rudderless feeling. My late uncle lived to be 92. His life was filled with disaster but we won't go into that. Once he told me that what happens to us in this life will not usually end our life. It's our attitude and how we accept and handle those situations that decide whether we survive, heal, and move forward or not. I believe his statement is quite true but I will also admit it can sometimes seem impossible. Dave's feelings at the moment are quite normal and he has plenty of company. As long as I can keep busy the day will go quickly and I sleep well at night. I we didn't have the telephone, the car, the bike, and the internet I would probably be a lot worse off.
Edited by - donc on 03/26/2020 21:10:44
How do I feel? Retired. For eighteen years.
I miss making music outside the house, But tonight, while the Elm Cafe open mic is cancelled, it came to us. We performed via Zoom. Not the greatest, a somewhat disjointed feeling, but we got to play for each other. I played "Seneca Square Dance" and gave them all the alternate titles I found on the BHO Tune of the Week playlist. Thanks, Janet Burton! Thanks, BHO!
Got some yard work done. We've raked most of the yard now. I'm reading "A Very Stable Genius", a good read the wife pointed out the last time we were in the book store. Working out on the guitar Tonight after the Elm Cafe "concert" I discovered a couple of new fingerings on the guitar. Of course, the Elm is closed, so there's an effort to make donations for their survival.
Going to the hospital Monday for my prostate consultation. The doc's secretary called to rearrange. I thought it was going to be over the phone. I said my numbers must be way up to have me come in. We had a laugh, and I said it was gallows humour. She really laughed at that. I wonder what depressing stuff she often hears. But, dang, it's for 8:15 a.m. I don't get up until the crack of noon.
'Clawhammer, Savarez Users' 15 min
'Gold Tuner' 47 min
'Victor Furtado' 1 hr