I'll be in my bunk.

Jayne ,'War Stories'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Theodosia - Dec 04, 2020 3:16:33 am PST #618 of 2793
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

Hugs all around.

My assisted living has locked down -- a staff member was positive in the testing on Tuesday, so yesterday all the residents got tested. Even though I knew it was coming, given that we well into the second surge locally, I'm still irrationally dismayed.


JenP - Dec 04, 2020 6:25:40 am PST #619 of 2793

I don't think it's irrational, Theo. Negative test ~ma all around.

Good thinking and writing to you, Shir.

ND, I can't only imagine how awful this has been for you as a business owner and employer.


sj - Dec 04, 2020 7:17:38 am PST #620 of 2793
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I have a evaluation of needs appointment for therapy this morning on Zoom because my new doctor did not respond to my telling her I’m struggling with “find yourself a therapist” instead she had the therapist call me.


sj - Dec 04, 2020 7:18:03 am PST #621 of 2793
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I’m sorry, Theo. It’s so hard.


sj - Dec 04, 2020 8:43:04 am PST #622 of 2793
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I just finished the virtual assessment appointment, and I cried a lot. They want me to try to attend a group meeting on Tuesday mornings, and I should hear back about recommendations for a therapist and Psychiatrist within a week.


JenP - Dec 04, 2020 8:47:22 am PST #623 of 2793

I'm glad you got the assessment, and I hope you get recommendations that work for you. By "group" they still mean virtual, right?


Dana - Dec 04, 2020 8:49:34 am PST #624 of 2793
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I just finished the virtual assessment appointment, and I cried a lot.

Ugh, I've been there. Sympathies.

Last night, I dreamed I had covid. Or, I dreamed that I lost my sense of taste and smell, so obviously I had it, and then my aunt the doctor (a real person) tested me, and I got a manila envelope with paperwork in it that told me in big letters that I had this other thing that wasn't covid even though the symptoms matched.

Sort of a weird anxiety dream with a happy ending.


sj - Dec 04, 2020 8:51:16 am PST #625 of 2793
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Yes, all the services will be virtual for now. But I’ve always avoided group therapy in the past. I also made it known that I would prefer a therapist who is open to continuing therapy via zoom even after the pandemic is under control. It is just easier for me.


sj - Dec 04, 2020 8:53:16 am PST #626 of 2793
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Yikes, Dana that dream sounds off.

My great-step-uncle with Covid was doing well, but I guess he had taken a turn for the worse today.


JenP - Dec 04, 2020 9:01:21 am PST #627 of 2793

Got it. I've never done group therapy either.

I'm glad you had dream negative test results... or, negative Covid-19 anyway. Brains are weird. Sleeping brains are a whole other level of magnitude weird.

I ordered an artificial tree, since I'm not glomming on to family members for Christmas festivities this year. It is... smaller than I envisioned. I mean, I saw the height when I ordered it, but I should have gone bigger (I ordered 4.5'; I should've gotten at least 6'). I just didn't want to overwhelm the apartment. Or myself. Anyway, it's sitting on an Ikea Lack side table with a tree, uh, drape, I guess that goes to the ground, so it's cute. Definitely not overwhelming in any sense! Hey. live and learn. Now to find some ornaments. I have a few, but not enough for even just Christmas Tree Jr. over there.