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Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 03:22 PM

Oh sorry you're bored Beckie. I like Lindsay's suggestions. I appear to have no more of my own :( I know you've posted in your RV about not knowing many local people - have you ever been on meetup? You're so bubbly and fun, I'm sure you'd do just grand at such a thing!

Also hi Lindsay, although I'm already talking/harassing you on another thread :P

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 03:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!
I shall make a list!

I do have some games on my phone
I don't have any rooms to tidy.
Could go for another walk, but walks with no purpose tend to irritate me!

I do not know what meetup is!
Thank you for saying I'm bubbly and fun!
I don't feel like I'm being very fun lately with the whole #depression shiz.
I will have a look anyway!

Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 03:39 PM

Pretty rude to brag about not having any rooms to tidy :P

Meetup is like RYL meets for normos I guess? There's stuff based on interests and you go to meets and hang out. I was in a book group from meetup for a while and also a games club. Significantly less fun that RYL meets though.

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 03:46 PM

Haha! Soz :p
I've been having random massive clear outs lately and there is nothing in the house left to tidy/get rid of!

I downloaded the app and there are a few bits around! Not that close though seeing as i live in a very small town!

Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 04:05 PM

Oh that sounds wonderful. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a hoarder. K's study is literally an immaculate work of art, meanwhile mine is just an explosion of everything I've ever owned (but what if I neeeeeed it sometime???)

Oops, sorry, I forgot about you being in a small town. It's so hard making friends as an adult :(

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 04:11 PM

I wouldn't be able to deal with that!
I have an old tv and printer that need to be taken to the tip (when i have money to get someone to do it) and having them in the house is stressing me out! Even though they are hidden away and not taking up any space!

It is hard. My work were doing a 'coffee and chat' group think for customers once a month (but we just referred to it as 'lonely people's club') i think its stopped for now though. But there must be other stuff going on! Just a shame I'm so socially awkward at my classes!

one_step_closer 07-08-2022 05:09 PM

Oh yeah, I thought you don't like walks without a purpose. I hope you can make a list that suits you then. There might be something you could do in between other things, like a walk but something that suits you.

There are other places like MeetUp although unhelpfully I can't remember the names.

Instead of tidying you could focus on your bedroom or other room and paint it and add little things if you can get them cheaply and have the money. It would be nice to have a pleasant place to go inside if you need some stress relief. You found the sensory room in hospital a good place to be didn't you? Or if that's too much do you have a safe box already that you can update or make a new one if that might be nice?

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 05:26 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions lindsay!

I can't paint any different colours but my living room could do with a fresh coat. Though i have no idea about getting the right colour paint! And actually painting!

I do not have a safe box. I don't know why but it's always seemed like something i wouldn't find helpful. There's no real reason for that because you don't know if something will be helpful or not unless you try it!

I have showered and shaved my legs. Gonna wear a skirt to work tomorrow so i needed to!
But now my Internet is being stupid. Just as i was getting into a new series on amazon prime!

EDIT: Internet is back. I fixed it with my vast technological knowledge! (I turned it off and on again)

tamobhuuta 07-08-2022 07:01 PM

In my prayer group we catch up on each other's news, do any admin, read some of a Carmelite book together and pray Evening Prayer to finish.

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 07:08 PM

Did you enjoy it?

Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4330088)
I have an old tv and printer that need to be taken to the tip (when i have money to get someone to do it) and having them in the house is stressing me out! Even though they are hidden away and not taking up any space!

What if you need the printer one day in seven years time though :plain:

Also I don't know about exercise classes but I've found my hobbies to be quite difficult to be social in - choirs/orchestras/dance classes don't really afford much time for chatting, you just do the thing and then go home with no more friends than you started with? The best place I found was volunteering with rainbows/guides. When I moved up North those were the first friends I made and for a few years they were pretty close friends.


Originally Posted by tamobhuuta (Post 4330102)
In my prayer group we catch up on each other's news, do any admin, read some of a Carmelite book together and pray Evening Prayer to finish.

Oh that sounds good! Hope you enjoyed it :)

Cacoethes 07-08-2022 07:26 PM

The printer has been broken for years!
I don't even have the leads for it anymore.
And ink is super expensive so on the very rare occasion i do need to print something, i do it at the library for 10p!

Loads of people talk to each other before/after classes. But i think they've been going forever.
I did once try joining st johns ambulance but because i am a criminal, i was not allowed.

Pi.R^2 07-08-2022 09:42 PM

Hmm, I guess that's a good reason :P

Ugh, hard to infiltrate such groups! I might ask my mum if she has made friends at her classes.

Oh gosh, I'd never even though about the implications of having a criminal record for things like SJA :(

Cacoethes 08-08-2022 08:04 AM

Yeah, criminal record ****s a lot of things up

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 08-08-2022 10:26 AM

Morning :) how are you?

Pi.R^2 08-08-2022 12:18 PM

Morning gang! What's new?

not_so_insig 08-08-2022 12:28 PM

Afternoon all.

tamobhuuta 08-08-2022 01:12 PM

Hi Pi and insig, how are you?

I'm a bit discombobulated because my blood test is half an hour later than I thought.

not_so_insig 08-08-2022 01:27 PM

I am ok thanks tamobhuuta. I am wondering what to do with myself as there's naff all on the telly today. Unless you like repeats.

I am waiting for an amazon parcel containing hangers so I can't leave the flat.

Pi.R^2 08-08-2022 01:32 PM

Oh that’s annoying tamo- always makes you feel wonky! How are you with blood tests?

tamobhuuta 08-08-2022 01:36 PM

There's never anything on!

one_step_closer 08-08-2022 02:28 PM

Afternoon everyone. I hope your days are going ok.

Cacoethes 08-08-2022 03:12 PM

Hey guys!
I'm at work. On my break.

nonperson 08-08-2022 03:14 PM

I'm also on my break. One minute left so... hi all, bye all!

Pi.R^2 08-08-2022 04:18 PM

Happy breaktime you pair!

Tamo, are you mourning the Doctors summer break???

Cacoethes 08-08-2022 05:35 PM

I am home!
Got to leave early

not_so_insig 08-08-2022 05:39 PM

Have you been to asda today Beckie?

Cacoethes 08-08-2022 05:53 PM

No i have not

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 08:30 AM

Morning everyone

tamobhuuta 09-08-2022 10:24 AM

Morning, how are you?

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 10:27 AM

Still depressed af but I'll live
Got a few things to do today though
Cpn, pilates and glow beatz

How are you?

one_step_closer 09-08-2022 10:41 AM

Morning everyone.

How are you Tamo?

I'm sorry you're feeling depressed Beckie, can relate. I hope you get your things done and it helps rather than makes you feel worse.

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 10:46 AM

Thanks lindsay

Are you up to much today?

one_step_closer 09-08-2022 10:48 AM

Gym group in the afternoon. Hate it!

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 10:56 AM

Ah that sucks
Hope it's not too horrible

My cpn is now coming a bit later. Around midday
So not too much later

tamobhuuta 09-08-2022 11:02 AM

Hugs to both of you.
I am ok. A nice quiet day for me.

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 11:12 AM

Thanks tamo

Sounds good

one_step_closer 09-08-2022 11:26 AM

Thanks, Tamo. I hope you have a nice day.

I hope it goes well with your CPN, Beckie. Is there anything specific you want from the appointment?

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 11:40 AM

Thank you
Not particularly
Nothing can really help
I doubt she'll suggest anything except a walk and a bath again

one_step_closer 09-08-2022 04:44 PM

How did it go, Beckie?

How has everyones day been?

Cacoethes 09-08-2022 06:06 PM

Pretty frustrating but meh
She tried

How are you?

Cacoethes 10-08-2022 07:17 AM

Morning everyone

Zurg 10-08-2022 08:59 AM

Morning Beckie.

How are you today?

Cacoethes 10-08-2022 09:02 AM

Eh. Not great.
Really not feeling work today

How about you?

tamobhuuta 10-08-2022 10:48 AM

Morning guys. My parents are busy telling my brother he really CAN and SHOULD get the bus to see his friend, as opposed to getting a lift!

one_step_closer 10-08-2022 10:53 AM

Morning everyone.

I hope you feel better in work as the day goes on, Beckie.

How are you, Kat?

I hope your brother does as he's told, Tamo! How are you?

tamobhuuta 10-08-2022 11:01 AM

I think he's accepted it osc. It doesn't require any changes and stops right outside his friend's house, I might even cope with that, depending how busy it was!

one_step_closer 10-08-2022 11:10 AM

Sounds like a simple journey if he's not anxious. Do you have any plans for today?

not_so_insig 10-08-2022 11:11 AM

Morning all. I have evri, yodel and amazon all coming today. Plus my cpn calling on the phone. I bet that they'll all turn up at once or when I am on the phone/loo. Evri and yodel are unexpected but amazon isn't. I also had a parcel come via the postman (the regular one is called Kevin) too. It seems the world and his wife decided to deliver to me today.

one_step_closer 10-08-2022 11:28 AM

You're the parcel lady!

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