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  1. I have been reading the posts about some of you feeling bad, and I am so sorry. I wish everyone could feel better. That sounds sad and kinda Pollyanna, but I mean it. Then I got kinda angry thinking about how it is not fair how we seem to suffer so much for no good reason. In the 4th of July theme, it almost makes me want to go find someone who so richly deserves it and stick a lit firecracker up their b*tt! I am sure we could all suggest candidates for that 'award'. (Huh! Starting with the 'candidates'.) ๐Ÿคจ OK, venting over.
  2. At the top of 'The DF Water Cooler' is a post called 'Images in posts'. No images in posts, but they can be put in a blog or the 'Gallery' area. I have never posted an image, but I believe that is the rule. If this is not right, someone please correct me. Thanks.
  3. In general, trying to increase my motivation and get back into the workforce. Also, trying to take care of some issues in my life that have needed work for a while now. The anxiety is much improved, and the depression is coming along slowly. However, I am not a hot weather person, so this warm and sticky summer weather is getting me down. BTW -- I understand about the need to connect with human life. Even without the virus, life seems isolating sometimes. Take care.
  4. I respectfully disagree. Depression will always tell you that you cannot succeed in the workplace. But remember people, depression lies! Having said that, there are some workplaces and types of work that would be a lot more difficult than others. Which places and conditions would be best depends on the individual. I was going to list good and bad things to watch for, but that would only be my opinion. I believe those with depression can succeed in the workplace IF the depression is not too severe and the workplace is not overwhelming. And remember, even if one attempt (or more!) does not succeed, that does not make you a failure! Some of the most successful people in history failed multiple times first. (Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Colonel Harland Sanders -- started KFC restaurants, ...) The list is endless! Search for "successful failures in history". Turns out (to rephrase an old saying), if at first you don't succeed, you've got lots of company. Best wishes, and good luck! ๐Ÿ€
  5. Thanks! That not only made me smile. It made me laugh out loud. Just picturing the clinic staff member hearing that excuse! They would probably send the 'butterfly wagon' for me.
  6. Hmmmm..... I have a doctors appointment on July 23rd. Suppose I should cancel it? ๐Ÿ™„
  7. Do not beat yourself up over this. First, you did not do anything on purpose to bring this on your child. Second, I firmly believe what is inherited is the predisposition, not a definite certainty. Remember, you did not ask for this little 'gift' to be passed on to you either.
  8. Ah, @sober4life, one of those situations that walked like a duck, quacked like a duck, and was a ... puppy! ๐Ÿคฃ
  9. Sunny, 84F (28.8C), heat index of 90F (32.2C) due to high humidity. ๐Ÿฅต Has been warm and sticky for the last few days, and forecast to be warm and sticky for the next few days, too. <*ick*>
  10. !?! I promise I am not questioning your honesty, but are you sure? I park in the same spot pretty much all the time and never think twice about it. Having their cars moved every day seems quite paranoid. Heck, just plug a lamp in your living room into a timer and be done with it. ๐Ÿ™„
  11. Really!?!? Is this just in your state, nationwide, or what? The first thought that occurred to me was an article I read about two months ago. Somewhere in England someone in a lab coat (very official looking) was going house to house in a city offering Covid19 tests. They would take a sample from you, your contact information, and payment for the test with the assurance of getting you the results within a couple of days. Turned out it was a total scam to steal money. They just disappeared with the money. Never ceases to amaze me how low some 'people' can be.
  12. @Nightjar and @sober4life, thank you for your thoughtful responses. They both have a real ring of truth. Have a good day.
  13. Think opera music at 4:00 in the morning. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Ooooo, I can be such a little stinker!)
  14. What is actually different between 'us' and the 'normal' people? [I am not gonna define those two words. It really does not matter for the sake of this post.] I do not mean 'what is wrong with us?' I mean, compared side by side (so to speak), where/what are the differences? Do 'we' feel more deeply? Are 'they' stronger emotionally? Or is it that 'they' have the ability to ignore negative emotional experiences and just proceed forward, while 'we' struggle to carry (or drag) all the baggage along with every step 'we' take? Or is it something completely different, like ... one gene on one chromosome being a different code? Maybe a 0.001% difference in the level of one (or more) chemicals/hormones/pH levels in 'our' brains (or 'theirs')? Or even that 'we' and 'they' have no difference except that we were born with a lower tolerance for experiences and emotions; just like different people have different pain tolerance levels. I am not really asking for or expecting an answer. It is only that it seems to me there must be some kinda measurable difference, since 'we' experience depression (anxiety, mania, whatever) but the 'normals' do not. Nobody panic. I am just in a mellow and pensive mood. Just sittin' here pondering the universe in general. Or, as the song says, "I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round." Peace! โ˜ฎ๏ธ
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