Fridges in the UK generally aren't that big, but they have started selling these huge 'American Style' ones. So imagining one of those.
it is pretty big!
We eat a lot of food here!
WTG parents! So happy to know they are taking care of you.
Mine used to do the same. Enjoy it. You are really making them happy by accepting it. And a new fridge is always welcome, isn't it?
Went to bed early and slept fine, but so tired this morning!
I did a short run with my support worker this morning, Jeff. It's dawning on me I'll have to diet as well to get some off the bulk off. Having a heavy cold hindered me more than I had expected. Overall pleased with the buzz I got afterwards.
Good job! I definitely notice how extra weight makes running more difficult (still trying to lose a few holiday pounds). And not breathing well makes it much harder. But great job pushing through!
Yes, well done both of you. I'm just sitting on my behind all day. :)
I'm about 5 stone heavier than I want to be, so it's definitely sensible. I dropped the weight before (on less sedative medication), I reckon I can do it again.
Parents coming up this weekend. Don't really want them here. Will have to hear about how messy the house is and how it's so bad the dog ruined my blinds and things... just don't know if I can handle all that.
But I should be thankful. At least they care and want to be around me. Otherwise I'd always be alone. Just ... it will be a stressful weekend in different ways I guess, and then more work to not look forward to. Ugh.
Meetings all day today, no time to get things done. So tired.
😔 I'm sorry, Jeff. That is A LOT of stress. I hope the visit from your parents goes better than expected.
That IS quite stressful. Don't be too harsh on yourself Jeff. I admire you for your attitude towards your parents. You always give it your best when they're visiting. And you know, parents are like that. WHen my parents are here they complain about'*
*me spoiling my cat cause it's just a cat. I don't care. I have nobody else to take care of. I think their intention is good. I'm happy you have them around you this weekend. Don't want you to feel lonely. XX
Don't let your parents get you down about your cat, Esther. They're meant to be spoiled!
Turned out to be a good weekend! Parents didn't give me much hassle and helped me a lot. Thanks, pandas!
Hugs for you
the tiredness may be coloring everything a bit darker. Hope you get rest.
Sending my love Jeff. Thinking of you
You're not alone 😊 I'm here if you want to talk 🤗
Thank you, pandas!
Cold is better than rain. You should still try to go outside with warm clothes.
Rain is better most of the time! Other than dealing with wet dog and flooding basement, at least it melts the snow and ice and allows for better running!
holding thumbs for you. blue Monday is over.. we're coming for you spring
I hate living for time to pass also, but winter really gets to me. I need to see green out there! Holidays are over, mid-January...it's on it's way. Hang tight!
MP! Way to go not posting my reply!
I'm definitely more of a cat person. The only dog I'd ever get would be one of those doge meme ones (shibe). I'll have a go at the cat and catflap permission letter to the council later, going to get support worker to sign it, saying it's for my heal
I'm allergic to cats... and my dog gives me someone to care for who's more involved. But he's been going a bit stir-crazy this winter. :/
Watching a TV show, a comedy, where a friend is getting a divorce and he confides that he just wants a hug. That hit me, because sometimes that's all I want, a good hug... Or someone to sit across from and talk to, someone who will...
...actually look at me and listen to me and respond meaningfully. Life shouldn't be just about distractions, but I feel like that's all it is... keeping yourself distracted so you don't dwell on the negatives. But that distracts you from the...
...positives and meaningful things too. I miss all of those things. I distract myself so that the hours between work and sleep are easier.
Pretty similar for me. Distractions is all I'm seeking at the moment, but it won't make my problems go away. Bit stuck there though. A few days ago I saw something similar about wanting a hug on TV and it almost made me cry and scream 'me too!'.
wish I could give you a real hug Jeff and talk to you as well. and we could go for walks with your dog!!
Aw, thanks, Esther. That would be really nice. Thanks, pandas!
Do you want to build a snowman?
Do you wanna come and play?
I feel like that's a song that I should know. But actually, building a snowman would be fun. It's just under 10 degrees (F) out...
If you have a little daughter or niece, definitely! (Although my nephew probably likes it more, but he also likes wearing dresses and leggings!)
From the Frozen soundtrack. hehe.
Plus, I have Monday off! And other than tonight's thing, virtually no plans. Want to go outside and run trails, but snow will make that nearly impossible, so probably more treadmill and Netflix. Ugh.
Well done! That's a great distance x
I'm going to go for a run next time I feel ok to deal with all the anxiety and phobias. I'm just glad there's no slush here, and the forecast is for rising temperatures. I hope you feel less tired soon and your work goes well!
Though it's not easy, John, running is a good way to deal with anxiety and phobias. It's good for relieving stress and relaxing and all that. Hope you get back out there soon, and thanks for the kind words!
It's a slushy mess here too. Brings me down, but the higher temps are nice. Hope your dog starts playing nice & that you get some rest. I can't imagine having that anxious feeling over work. I get it over nothing. You're a superstar!
Glad it warmed up for you too. Those temps were brutal. Good luck with your week. I'm sure you'll rock it!
Good luck this week Jeff! Extra big hugs for you
I have some friends who ran outside today. Amazing...I miss running outside, but the cold is dangerous! And the footing is so bad, it's hard to run! Like running on wet sand or mud. Not much fun. :(
You stay warm and enjoy yourself, sounds like you've done a lot for the day already
that is a pity.
...have to go in this afternoon for an interview. I don't get as much done from home anyway (too easily distracted). Just dreading going out to shovel and brave the drive to work. Wish my remote start worked on my car!
Ran last night...a very difficult 3 miles due to terrible running conditions on the sidewalk. Today is an off day, but treadmill this weekend. Way too cold out there. I know people doing races outside this weekend too! Wow...not for me!
This has already been a brutal winter, and we're not even through the first week of January. I know it's useless to complain about the winter when I live here voluntarily. I guess I complain here so I don't have to elsewhere. Sorry, pandas!
I like the snow! It's just the horrible driving and windy blown snow and messy running conditions I don't like! Ah well!
I miss being a runner
No snow at all here and I'm not happy with that either.
On the other hand, these bitter cold days/nights make me realize how lucky I am to have a comfortable, warm house. I am very lucky!
Also, I just saw that I surpassed 10,000 hugs recently! Yay! Thank you, pandas. I love the pandahugs!
I love the cold for the same reason, it makes getting home feel so good :)
Freakin' winter? I have just the song for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY
I can't check out YT at work, so I'll enjoy your songs when I get home later. Thanks, Love. And thanks, Alicia. I hate the cold, but it's nice to be reminded that I am lucky...
Don't freak out when you hear it.