Jump to content
Donate Now Read more... ×


Gold Sponsor
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Dolphin2013 last won the day on November 30 2017

Dolphin2013 had the most liked content!


About Dolphin2013

  • Rank
    Platinum Member
  • Birthday April 27

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Here and now in the heart of America.
  • Interests
    Staying alive. And thriving.

Recent Profile Visitors

5,599 profile views
  1. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I know nothing about what a penalty is in football I don't even know what the deal is in American football--but my favorite baseball team is in the basement this year! So have little to celebrate this year, sportswise. @Chris27_ I felt your excitement! And I am glad for you! Maybe I can have vicarious sports thrills if I pay attention to the FIFA World Cup.!
  2. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I like the way you express that. Yesterday, I had to do something on line that involved filling out a form. Everyone in the group I'm in filled it out correctly. Me, it's like I skipped a whole page...why didn't I see it? What is wrong with me?! All of a sudden it took on such deep significance--I felt like such an *****. I thought everyone would be laughing at me, if they saw it.
  3. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I agree about nursing homes being hell. I hope I never have to be put in one. The one my father-in-law is in always smells bad and all he does is sleep.
  4. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    My husband was laid off today. He's kind of shell-shocked. My son was laid off 2 weeks ago. I'm still working a little part-time job. At least they both have severance, but crap.
  5. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I've been horribly busy. Lots of turnover at work, so taking extra shifts. I take early early morning shifts. But if I stay up too late the night before, I'm a bit of a wreck. But my spouse is a night person and seems to be okay with 6 hours sleep a night. Me, it takes a toll on me, 6 hours one night, 5.5 another. And so on and that makes me anxious.
  6. Dolphin2013

    What Are You Listening To? #2

    Dinosaur, "Forgive, Forget."
  7. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Feeling tired, some physical pain, depressed, but hoping for better things. Not "things" as such, just better spirits. I am reading a book which on one hand is very satisfying--it reveals how people deal with cognitive dissonance (that is when their consciousness and sensibility does not mesh with their actions) (and mostly they deny because cognitive dissonance is full of disturbing feelings). But now, I'm thinking non-stop about all the times I've done wrong and lied about it. What might I have justified to myself so that I could continue to live the lie? One of the chapters is about the interrogation practices police use--they pretty much deny the possibility of innocence...and I keep thinking, it's good to know if I'm ever interrogated... I'm not perfect.
  8. Dolphin2013

    What's The Plan, Stan?

    Today, I have to go to a fundraiser. I have to dress up. I hate dressing up if there's no dancing. And I doubt there will be dancing. And dressing up today means I have to shave my legs or wear pantyhose. Maybe I can get away with not wearing crap. I'll shave my legs. It's a nice morning, so I think I'll go for a walk first. Then shower. Then put on my armor. Then get all dressed up for the stupid fundraiser. Tomorrow, I have something in the evening, but nothing too stressful. okay, help me get my shoes on...here I go...
  9. Dolphin2013

    What are you grateful for?

    I'm grateful that work today wasn't too crazy and that I got to sit at the back and watch the ballgame on TV..and my team did not give up and they won today!!!!!
  10. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Finally the sun is out for an entire day and it's not too windy--just a gentle breeze. Feels like spring. I've had a very social day, unusual for me. I feel scattered in my mind, I realize when I do the early-early shift at work. I was at the desk where it was slow. So slow. Tomorrow I'll be at the busier desk, but I don't mind. Anyway, I'm getting into the pop station they play at work. It's, I swear, the same songs playing that were playing when I started there in 2011...and I went through a 3-year break working at the desk...
  11. *high fives @Lady Mozzer. We saw it just last week! I really enjoyed it. So did my husband. I thought it was beautiful and heartbreaking at times. Funny at other times. We rented "Cedar Rapids," a funnier and sweeter movie than we thought it would be. It stars Ed Helms as a straight-arrow (sort of) insurance agent who has to go to major insurance conference in Cedar Rapids--where a prestigious award is to be given.
  12. Dolphin2013

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I think I talked too much and I talked like a crazy person after this meeting today. It was a mandatory all-staff meeting 5-7pm on Sunday. That's it. It feels like punishment and the person I was chatting with was from NYC originally and she listened to me, but she was trying to talk about her political beliefs (left wing) and I wanted to agree wholeheartedly, but just didn't feel courageous enough to. So I waffled. And felt like I sounded insane. I wish I could say I liked these work meetings, but they really suck. I had the day off--and to have to end a day off with s h i t like this...I mean that's what I wanted to complain about really. Okay. Going to brush my teeth and go to sleep, I hope.
  13. Dolphin2013

    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Topic (5)

    It sounds like he gives you intermitten rewards/punishment, so you never know when you are solid with him. His answers seem narcissistic and gaslighting to me, trying to make you think you're not a competent human being--which you are, @Natasha1. He's mistaken and I agree with @sober4life. He sounds abusive. Leave him, if you can.
  14. Dolphin2013

    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Topic (5)

    My spouse and I had a fight. He said I had disrespected him regarding the diet he put himself on when he was having lung issues. He and someone were talking about his lung stuff. I started talking too and nearly told the other person about the diet. I stopped myself in time. When he said I disrespected him, I grew agitated then because at the time, I catered to his needs. Gracefully, I thought. I bought the groceries he requested, prepared and suggested foods he could eat, got him the protein shake powder that he could add as a supplement to his food. I did not like that he was on this diet, but there it is. Since he seemed to be getting sicker while on it, I was worried. Anyway, while we argued, I was driving. As soon as I parked in our driveway, I got out and said I had to go for a walk. Because I felt like crashing the car. I apologized for...I told him I regretted actions in the past that I could not now change. After my walk, we talked. Things are better, but I don't feel like going to see a movie, or out to dinner now, or anything. I feel, and I think this feeling isn't forever, that I'm on thin ice, or that everything I've been striving for in the past few months in terms of a sense of equilibrium is just smashed. I hope to recover eventually.
  15. Dolphin2013

    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" Topic (5)

    Yes! Yes! You sang!!! That takes courage and I'm glad you got huge kudos from the teachers! Big big hugs!