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Positivity Thread: 3 Things That Went "right" Today, Edition #7.

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1). It was a beautiful day today, so I went to the park and enjoyed the great weather.

2). Got halfway through my book, I'll probably finish it tomorrow.

3). Had a good time at play practice. Although I missed dinner because it ran too long, I struck up a few conversations and had a nice time.

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Voted for the first time ever. Felt kinda important.

YAY for voting!!!!!

Tuesday November 8-2011:

1. Up early with multiple anxiety attacks, treated with 2 separate doses of 1/2 Klonopin. I was impressed that either in spite of, or because of, the anxiety, I was able to put in a call to Donna at the insurance company and get lots of good information in our 20 minute 10:40am call. That included info re submitting claim for lost contents of fridge! I was then able to relay to Diane the info for submitting the ServiceMaster bill to insurance.

2. I got myself down to basement early (1:30pm) in advance of ServiceMaster 2pm return appointment to finish up. *Took more photos*, including details of equipment used--and relieved my anxiety by *calling PA Warmline*, talking to Joseph for the first time, from 1:45pm to 2:10pm. Made decision to NOT invite insurance adjuster in for today, anxiety running too high.

3. At 2:30pm, got a call that ServiceMaster was running late, just leaving office at that time. Diane and assistant Lee arrived 3:30pm and stayed one hour, packing up equipment, taking up those "contaminated" wood strips on floor, and shampooing carpet.

4. Sue was totally "on track" for errands today, starting at 2:10pm and finishing at 6:05pm. She got renewal prescription of my anti-anxiety meds, more fresh produce at Willi Co-op, and free yogurt at Stop n Shop. She ended up arriving here shortly past the arrival of ServiceMaster, so after unloading groceries, I sent her on her way to Spring Hill for furnace and dehumidifier/mail check. Once back here, Sue cleaned carrot juice containers for me, fed Maggie, and helped me unpack Rawvolution food box. Also, trash to shed. We put out "old" baby carrots for deer.

5. Arrival of first Rawvolution box! which contains gourment raw meals for the week. This is to substitute for my loss of raw chef Marie. Tried the eggless egg salad with a greens salad tonight.

6. Was at the point of collapse earlier, but revived enough to talk for an hour (8pm to 9pm) to Bill about possible coaching program. Had made notes earlier to share with him. Felt first release of loss of Eric.

7. Enjoyed Dancing with the Stars, followed by interview show with country music performers Faith Hill et al.

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Got my infusion done quickly today and with no side effects.

Got some bargains in Morrisons after my infusion.

My wife got home quickly and safely.

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1. Ran 2.5 miles today.

2. Scheduled an audition for Cymbeline with the Richmond Shakespeare Festival this Saturday.

3. Had a great group meeting tonight with my divorce club buddies, shared a lot of fellowship and positive stuff.

4. Have been enjoying catching up with my friend Linda in Chicago via email.

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1). Went into town today with a friend, had a pretty nice time.

2). I got checked out quite a few times so my self-esteem is boosted.

3). Play practice went well.

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1. Had a pretty good visit with my therapist today, she told me some good tips.

2. Gonna start reading a book again, before I go to sleep.

3. Went another day without drinking soda.

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Wednesday November 9-2011:

Very grateful to be home from Windsor!!! Number of traffic jams en route, but mostly on the other side of road!

Today's positives:

1. Awake 11am with anxiety, but managed to manage it with just 1/2 pill. This was a really hard exhausting day for me, but many positives and quite a bit accomplished.

2. Left 2:30pm or so as planned for Windsor after packing car with my Compaq laptop and 5 lbs of carrots. Achieved major goals:

(1) Got gas at Marty's, had fluids checked and hood latch lubricated.

(2) Arrived PC Computer place and Bryan checked out battery latch; one trick and it worked perfectly(!) and he ordered replacement batteries for both laptops. As a bonus, I found a perfect handicap parking spot at PC computer, and Bryan later helped me carry my laptop back to car.

(3) Arrived Raw Food Central just past 4pm. Son Windsor helped me carry in my carrots from the car, and showed me the parts to Hurom juicer. Later, Kristin and Curt arrived. Curt first made me a glass of carrot juice with baby carrots. Kristin later set me up to use my remaining 5 lbs of regular carrots for a jug of juice to take home. Kristlin gave me good bye *hug* just before 6pm. No hummus or mock tuna, but I am promised both for Sunday. Also more herb crackers. And a mushroom brush if she can find one (at Bed Bath Beyond or elsewhere). Mentioned that student Mark of Bloomfield did their cabinetry. As a bonus, Kristin gave me the remaining 3 or 4 dessert bars leftover from recent class.

(4) I actually made a stop at Grand Union on the way home, in spite of being tired. No mushrooms on salad bar, but did get some bottle brushes and one of their sturdy paper bags.

3. Arrived home to surprise emailed photos from Eric (of concrete supports at Spring Hill and of cabin screen door). Sent him message back.

4. Delicious Rawvolution dinner. Had the fresh carrot juice I had just made at Raw Central, along with delicious Rawvolution Greek pizza on onion bread. Smashing! I didn't even mind the olives, and wished there was more. Maggie licked some of the sauce off my finger. I also took on what I thought would be one of my least favorite dishes: cucumber/watercress soup. Managed to eat half of that, interspersed with the pizza.

5. Enjoyed the music of Country Music Awards show tonight.

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1. I talked with a good friend at work.

2. I have a terrible fear of public speaking, but I survived talking in front of my class today.

3. I possibly found some activities to do in my city with other people I do not know.

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1. Got to work on time.

2. Wrote in my journal.

3. ?

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I quit my job (been wanting to for a while) :smilingteeth:

I watched my son win ribbons at his Sports Day

I actually got in the garden and pulled some weeds

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Thursday November 10-2011:

NOTE: two full anti-anxiety pills today; anxiety ran rampant for most the day.

1. High anxiety had me up early (maybe 9am???), and decided to just stay up and try to get some things done. Therefore decided to invite insurance adjuster Rick over at 10:40am to look at basement. He stayed about 40 minutes, and even helped change a light bulb in front walkway lights! He was very pleasant and informative re what documents he needs, and what counts and what doesn't toward reimbursement from insurance company.

2. Sue needed to come early today, so I invited her over for 12:30noontime, and she worked until 4:45pm. First she did "little" things, like check 231 mailbox, put away laptop cases in proper order after my PC trip yesterday, put a jug of water in Taurus, fed Maggie, helped me sort out Rawvolution food items in order to freeze and preserve some of them, and get rid of empty Rawvolution packing carton. Then Sue set out on her major job of the day: to finally clean the downstairs toilet at Spring Hill. We loaded up cleaning supplies for her to take, and I managed to do this in spite of continuing high anxiety. She took short squat plastic cups, one containing Soft Scrub, plus a double-sided sponge and gloves and a toothpick to break seal on Soft Scrub. We debated about bleach, but decided against due to ventilation issues in the lavatory. When Sue left Spring Hill, there was a clean toilet, a bag of trash removed at last from Spring Hill kitchen, and paper towel, clean garbage bag, empty cup, and one pair gloves left on kitchen stove for future use.

When Sue returned here, she helped me find Maggie, who had dug into a hidden sleeping place in lavender room and was determined not to come out. Sue clocked out, and we then had an interesting discussion re spiritual beliefs. Helped ground me.

3. The bill from Eric came in the mail to Spring Hill today. Sue read me the contents over the phone.

4. I succeeded in redrafting Eric emails to send soon.

5. I succeeded in capturing all the Care-Com contact phone numbers today before they disappeared tomorrow along with my premium membership.

6. It took a long time for my stomach to quiet down, but around 9pm I was able to eat a healthy raw dinner: carrot juice and cucumber/watercress juice, along with onion bread with raw version of "Big Mac". Also the remainder of eggless egg salad combined with greens/tomatoes.

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--quiet relaxing day

--good book tonight

--my cat just came to see me!

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Friday Nov 11-2011:

1. Up early, maybe 8:30am. Decided to get up the moment the anxiety hit, rather than let it build up while lying in bed. Proud to say I made it through the day with only 1/2 Klonopin.

2. Good move in calling massage therapist, even though it didn't work out for a massage today. The call itself helped me feel connected. Karen will email schedule for next week later.

3. Finally got my shower today, around 3pm. Unexpected motivation was having a diarrhea accident while relaxing in lounge chair! Don't really want to do that again, but it did force me to immediately strip and get right in shower, no hesitation.

4. Around 5:00pm, I completed my editing of Eric email and sent it on its way for better or worse. It is done as best I could do it, sent with a prayer and a blessing.

5. Got some work done late night tonight.

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Cleaned my house today and got more organized

My house is ready for my son to visit

Spent a lovely day with my daughter

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Catching up:

Thursday November 10

1. Ran 2.5 miles

2. Got the truck inspected (no charge!), oil changed, tires rotated.

3. Got groceries, bought my son a balloon that looks like a turkey with a pilgrim's hat :smile:

4. Spent a fun afternoon with my son, took him to the library.

Friday November 11

1. Got my new headshots & resumes squared away.

2. Finished polishing up my audition piece for Richmond Shakespeare.

3. Had a good evening at work, coworker said he enjoys working with me because I motivate him!

Saturday November 12

1. Had a great morning at work, despite a lack of sleep.

2. My audition went very well, got to meet some of the peeps who work with Richmond Shake.

3. Despite being dog-tired when I got home from the audition, ran my 2.5 miles, and my time was the best yet!

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1). Practice went by really quick today.

2). Had dinner with some friends, joking around made me come out of my shell more and feel better about myself.

3). I get to go home in a couple minutes.

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I've spent the last couple of days at the aquarium where I volunteer (four days out of the last 6) and I'm going to volunteer the next two days as well. This is the only thing I have positives for, but there are many:

1) Volunteering means I am operating on a normal (daytime) schedule, which is something I hate, but is somewhat necessary at this stage of life, so its a good thing in a way.

2) When I am at the aquarium, I am reminded that I do have a passion, and that helps remind me to be optimistic about the future.

3) I meet people there who are as dorky about that field of study as I am, and I share my passion with them. Everyone ends up happy in that situation!

4) We're having a recognition dinner next week, and I won't feel like a fraud going to it because I have been putting in time.

5) Today, I was able to sit on the floor with a penguin, which is a pretty awesome thing to do!

6) Because I've been in there, I'll be orienting to rescue team soon, and that means that I'll have hands on experience in the marine hospital, which is both sort of amazing on its own, and a very good thing for future prospects in the field.

7) Someone who has been with the research foundation I am associated with for its duration commented to others that I'd be working there in a year, which means that while its not a job offer, they recognize that I'm the sort of person they normally work with. There are perhaps 10 employees in the entire foundation, so even though its not a promise, its flattering!

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I started to read this thread and it made me feel happy, and positive.

Positives from today

  1. I joined this forum
  2. I practiced my music
  3. There is food in my home, a roof over my families head, and my children happy playing with their friends.

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5) Today, I was able to sit on the floor with a penguin, which is a pretty awesome thing to do!

Wow, Jellyfish, how awesome is that indeed!~Peace

Saturday Nov 12-2011:

1. Up at 10am: still getting up at early hour. Also maintained today with 1/2 Klonopin only.

2. Ordered RawVolution box for next week.

3. Several productive phone conversations:

*Talked for 40 minutes to Bill @ 1:30pm and got first assignment from him.

*Talked to Lidia for half hour around 4PM and discussed juicers.

*Talked to Bill's brother-in-law David for 12 minutes around 4:30pm about possible handyman jobs.

Note: I seemed very "open" to answering the phone "live" today.

4. Did laundry this afternoon, cleaning up all the diarrhea accident items from yesterday, plus freshening my favorite skirt and blouse.

5. I am amazed that in spite of reoccurring tiredness periods all day, I actually did my very first "infusion" of raw mushrooms tonight (placed sliced raw mushrooms in olive oil and herbs and left to soak/marinate overnight). I did cheat and have a few mushrooms in my salad tonight (without the overnight soak), along with the last of my fresh carrot juice from Wednesday, and another RawVoluton dinner item.

6. Harry Potter films on family channel kept me company in between working and many rest breaks. My cat was a great comfort during rest breaks also.

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This may seem like such an insignificant thing to some people but I think today was the first day I was able to enjoy classical guitar music without feeling guilty.

I've spent the last couple of days at the aquarium where I volunteer (four days out of the last 6) and I'm going to volunteer the next two days as well. This is the only thing I have positives for, but there are many:

I wish I could volunteer at an aquarium! There aren't close by. :sad:

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1. I got out of the house

2. I made dinner, even though I had to defrost something (ick)

3. I thought very few negative thoughts

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1. I asked a girl from work that I like a question, and got a very inappropriate response, which I really liked.

2. I did not cry anytime during the day.

3. Had more positive thoughts than negative today.

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Sunday Nov 13-2011

1. Up around 10am again, took 1/2 Klonopin for anxiety plus Immodium (2) to prevent diarrhea today. Busy with catch-up stuff on computer and collecting water samples for testing in today's raw class.

2. Made it for early 2pm class. Enjoyed verbal sharing section, where I also shared stuffed raw Jalapenos from RawVolution. Around 3pm took time-out in car for 20-25 minutes while video was shown. Came back inside in time for water testing. Really needed that recharge (and a raw energy bar!) to keep me going for the long day.

3. Chlorella is finally in! That's one good thing off my mind (I thought I was going to have to mail-order more); also got tub of mock tuna (although no hummus or crackers were available).

4. Class included tasty warm soups made in the blender: corn chowder and pleasant pea soup.

5. Exchanged contact info with classmate Dianne, plus Mansfield Center woman Derri and raw chef Rachel from potluck!

6. Mary and Dianne got me set with an empty bowl to take raw buffet items home for later, since my stomach was "off". Included slices of my first-ever persimmon, and slices of Rachel's homemade pies. Sally gifted some of us with tiny bulbs of homegrown garlic.

With both class and potluck today, I was at Raw Central from 2pm to 8pm, quite a marathon, but the good company and conversation and soothing lights and piano music kept me going at the potluck. There was one mother and 4-year-old daughter there: the daughter Alyssandra kept making the rounds and finding out our names.

7. Received surprise voicemail from Pam tonight, just after I pulled in the driveway at home at Wormwood. She was checking in on my weekend, so thoughtful of her. Left voicemails back for her, as I was just too late to talk to her "live".

8. I feel inexplicably happy tonight (although a bit over-reved!) I feel like I may have made a friend (Rachel) in addition to a raw personal chef!

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Monday November 14-2011:

1. Massage today at 2:30pm. It was obvious that I was tense and tired, but Karen got some of the kinks out! Karen also invited me to her open house on Sunday November 27th.

2. Pam invited me to phone her around 4:15pm, during her trip home from work, to discuss whether to invite Rachel on board not only as personal raw chef, but also as "versatile personal assistant". Pam and my massage therapist agreed on this one: better not to combine the two, at least for now! Pam adopted a "wait and see" attitude: first see if personal chef aspect works out, then just see if the other spontaneously happens or not. Don't want to push Rachel into something she's not eager for; she is definitely eager for the personal chef job and teaching cooking. (She even said she had an extra dehydrator she could loan me.)

3. ****Best of the day: Email from Eric. No question, hands down, that this was the top positive of the day. After sending 2 email messages of apology and conciliation to Eric, along with tons of healing white energy--I finally heard back via email with a short note around 6:30pm tonight, that he had received my messages and would get back to me in a few days' time.

4. On tv: Dancing with the Stars, followed by excellent Diane Sawyer interview with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. I did rest and rest and rest in bed while watching, but as tired as I was, I was amazed that I stayed fully awake for both.

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In short 2 things.

1. I found this site!!!!!

2. I have caught myself every time I have been going to lie and stopped.

I feel so much better and put most of it down to reading similar stories and finally acting to fix my 'issues'. A long long long way to go but eventually i hope to gain the trust of my wife and maybe save my marriage.

As I say I have a long way to go.

Thanks to you all.

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