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Cacoethes 25-05-2023 02:09 PM

I don't really know how to describe it!
Just doing what feels right in the moment, not adhering to what you think you 'should' be doing. Unless it's things like work or appointments. There are some occasions where you unfortunately must go against the vibes!

Have you thought of any hobbies you could pick up? Even just indoor ones?

I've just been out throwing the ball for the dogs. They are now panting rather heavily! Sparkles is an agility dog, so charley gave up even trying to get the ball after a while. Sparkles gets SERIOUSLY obsessed though. You don't throw a ball for sparkles unless you can commit to being hassled ALL DAY to throw the ball again.
Was fun though!

long road 25-05-2023 02:19 PM

Sounds like you all had fun! Dogs and human!

I am listening to music, did some stretches but muscles are still locking up so resting while listening to music.

My partner is making me a fish finger sandwich <3

long road 25-05-2023 02:24 PM

Sorry to hear you are feeling low Lindsay. Is music an option for you?

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 02:26 PM

Yes it was good!
We only stopped because charley had the ball in a death grip in her mouth and there was absolutely no getting it out. So i left them to it!

Ooh fish finger sandwich! Nice!

long road 25-05-2023 02:54 PM

Sounds like Charley doesn't get the chance to get the ball that often with Sparkles around so makes sense she didn't want to let it go once she had it!

My fish finger sandwich was delicious. As they always are! Have a bit more energy after lunch and a cup of coffee, still taking it slow but might make it to the sofa later this afternoon after all. Music has definitely helped me to feel less frustrated and just go with the flow.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 02:59 PM

You're probably right!
I'm sitting outside and sparkles immediately dropped the ball on the chair next to me...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!

long road 25-05-2023 03:35 PM

Begun the fetch wars have...

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 03:44 PM

Absolutely did not do it.
Mostly because the ball is now rather slimy...

long road 25-05-2023 03:46 PM

You need one of those plastic ball throwers so you don't have to touch the ball

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 04:07 PM

Gonna be unpopular here but, eurgh dogs. Slimey ball!

long road 25-05-2023 04:13 PM

I like dogs but only to visit. Couldn't live with one full time. I need my personal space! But then I say the same about cats.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 04:19 PM

I don't know why mum doesn't have one tbh.

Fair enough tamo

I don't think i could have one full time, even though i love them.
Guinea pigs are far less needy! And usually they're the ones needing personal space from me and each other XD

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 04:50 PM

An excited dog nearly pulled down my trousers once. :laugh:

I guess I can't 'feel' vibes?

I've looked into hobbies etc, but I'm just not interested and music can be too much for my head. Sorry for the woe.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 05:10 PM

Oh no!! XD

Possibly! I'm not sure how not feeling vibes would feel!

You're not interested in ANY hobby?!

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:39 PM

Reading is my main hobby but can only focus on little bits right now.

Just spoke to someone from Duty and it helped. I wish it was easier for me to call them when needed and always get through to someone kind and helpful.

How is your evening going?

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 05:44 PM

Well done for speaking to Duty, I'm glad it was helpful.

not_so_insig 25-05-2023 05:46 PM

I echo tamobhuuta's post. Well done.

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:47 PM

Thanks, Tamo. What are you doing for the rest of the day?

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 05:47 PM

It's a bit of a lottery when it comes to things like duty and crisis!
Well done for calling!

I'm ok. Just about to go and check on the horses

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:47 PM

Thanks, Dawn. How is your day going?

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:48 PM

Thanks, Beckie.

How many horses are there?

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 05:48 PM

I'm watching doctor who, trying not to be anxious.

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:49 PM

Does Doctor Who not have bits that will make you more anxious? Look after yourself.

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 05:52 PM

Yes, sometimes. Then I find something else :)

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 05:56 PM

I hope you will be ok and have a nice evening, a good sleep, and a good day tomorrow.

not_so_insig 25-05-2023 05:57 PM

I am ok thanks Lindsay. Highlight of my day was getting a new wheelie bin as my wheelie bin got damaged a fortnight ago. Had to find a wheelie bin number sticker so that nobody nicked it. Fortunately I found one but need one for the lid as it's not easy to distinguish mine from the others (my old one had a different coloured lid). Ordered a set from ebay so hopefully it will arrive before the bin gets collected.

I am popping in and out of this thread because I am cleaning my flat. Done the bathroom and majority of the kitchen.

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 06:03 PM

I would be excited if I got a new bin! I got some nice bin stickers on eBay that are shaped like houses with the number in the middle.

Well done with the cleaning you've done so far. Don't be doing too much though.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 06:33 PM

There are only 2 horses.
The third is off somewhere being trained up so jasmine can ride him.

not_so_insig 25-05-2023 07:35 PM

Thanks Lindsay. I have done the majority of my cleaning just have the living room and the laundry to do now. It is very warm here so I am not going to bother doing mopping the floors and bedding until tomorrow. Though currently I have the cat sitting on me so who knows when I will get the rest done.

Pi.R^2 25-05-2023 07:54 PM

Can’t keep up because this fucking job is stupid but do we know if Beth’s ice lollies ever froze?

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 07:58 PM

That's exactly what I was trying to remind myself to ask when I was awake through last night, Jenna! I don't think there has been an answer yet.

No rush to do everything quickly though, Dawn?

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 08:01 PM

I don't think we ever found out!

Beth!!! We need an ice lolly update!

Isn't it annoying when boring adult responsibilities get in the way of things like this jenna?!

Ahimsa 25-05-2023 08:51 PM

Some of them are still not frozen! But some are, in the same pack!

I ordered takeaway, im too exhausted to cook and I've already had a nap tonight after work, I just need to go pick it up.

How are you?

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 08:54 PM


Totally fair enough.
What did you order?

I'm ok. Really tired but once again, must wait until it gets darker and the chickens go to bed :eyeroll:

Ahimsa 25-05-2023 09:10 PM

I ordered Chinese food, currently nomming now.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 09:22 PM

Ooh lovely!

nonperson 25-05-2023 09:43 PM


Pi.R^2 25-05-2023 10:12 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4352616)

This made me giggle!

Cacoethes 26-05-2023 05:38 AM

Jenna, you must know a freezer scientist. You went to uni and shiz

Morning everyone!

Pi.R^2 26-05-2023 06:39 AM

Haha yeah, tbf at university there was indeed a freezer scientist everywhere you looked.


Cacoethes 26-05-2023 06:41 AM

I knew it!


Ahimsa 26-05-2023 07:39 AM

It’s so early ☹️☹️☹️

Cacoethes 26-05-2023 07:40 AM

Not that early!

Are you at work beth?

tamobhuuta 26-05-2023 09:22 AM

Morning guys. M is in my shower!

Cacoethes 26-05-2023 10:42 AM

Do you mind M being in your shower?

tamobhuuta 26-05-2023 11:20 AM

It slowed my morning down. Luckily he didn't spend too long :)

I'm feeling good about myself because I was able to help my sister when she was stressing out.

one_step_closer 26-05-2023 12:42 PM

I'm so glad your sister has you, Tamo. Well done for managing to support her. You definitely should be proud. Build on that good feeling all day. :-D

There were also lots of freezer scientists at my unis, never had to consult them though.

I hope your day is going ok after your early start, Beth.

What are you doing today, Beckie?

tamobhuuta 26-05-2023 01:13 PM

Thanks osc. What are you up to today?

Ahimsa 26-05-2023 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4352636)
Not that early!

Are you at work beth?

Yeah, I was already at work - snoozy!!!

How is everyone?

tamobhuuta 26-05-2023 01:19 PM

Hi Ahimsa :) I am ok. How's work going?

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