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Old 01-06-2016, 01:06 PM
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I read through the affirmations Freein....needed those today. I especially liked this one:

Each and every one of us desire peace in our hearts and one of the best ways to achieve it is through utter acceptance. When we are completely in harmony with our surroundings and every facet of our lives, nothing in the world can bog us down.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:19 PM
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How are you doing tonight UP? Pretty quiet in the thread here.

The employment opportunities here are sad......I've decided to go ahead with cleaning houses. I can make twice as much as what most employers are paying around here. I talked to one of the real estate agents I worked with & she said she will call me if she has any work & let the other agents know. I know a lot of agents & have started designing my business card, have the application for a business license & have a call into insurance agent to find out how much becoming bonds will cost. even if I can drum up 25 hrs of work a week, I can survive on that.
First job on Friday
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:38 PM
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I'm doing pretty good Mariah, thanks for asking. It's been weird, it just comes on all of a sudden, no real rhyme or reason. Also when it hits ... it's hard to explain ... it's not depressed, just more like sad. Like if you are excited about a ball game and your team loses it in the end.
I don't know if any of that makes sense.

Sounds like you might just have a business about to bloom. Good luck.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:07 PM
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I understand, I don't think it's as extreme for me, but I can be feeling really up & positive about things one minute & the next everything just seems overwhelming & hopeless. That's where I have to counter those thoughts with positive thinking...seems to be an ongoing process have a good night
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:33 PM
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I've had various different kinds of depression over the years - the can't get out of bed kind, the sad kind, the apathetic whats the point kind...

Depression can manifest in a lot of different ways.

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Old 01-06-2016, 08:02 PM
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Didn't realize that Dee.

I need to work on the positive thinking and being more greatful of the things that I do have.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:32 PM
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We're all a work in progress UP

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:39 PM
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Good luck on Friday Mariah. I'm a bit odd, I actually quite like cleaning and organising! There's a lot of satisfaction in seeing the transformation before and after. It could very well be a lucrative business for you.

UP, I wonder if it's worth logging your down times to see if they're getting less frequent. If nothing seems to be changing, despite your efforts, then perhaps it would be a good idea to see a specialist (I'd probably cut to the chase and see someone straightaway).

"Decisions we make now can help or hinder the happiness of our future selves" (quoted from me)
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:57 PM
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I was actually thinking about logging things free. Including any detail I can think of ... food I ate, sleep, anything that might be effecting me emotionally, how I've been feeling physically, medications etc.

(Chinese accent) Freein says ..."Decisions we make now can help or hinder the happiness of our future selves"
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:04 AM
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That sounds a good plan UP, it might show some sort of pattern.

It's been busy today, I'm looking forward to relaxing in front of the piano tonight. I've been putting in some practice every day, and I can see some positive results - who'd of thought it !, quite a revelation.

Just about to sit down to a hearty veg stew.

Hope everyone's day is going well.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:17 PM
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That's what I was thinking free.
I'm kinda jealous, I have never been good at music.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:41 PM
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Tomorrow's a big day then Mariah !
Because I heard it was a time-tested good luck tradition, I framed a dollar bill in an old frame off my first job when I went into business,..... actually it was the fifth time starting a business ! Not sure if the symbolic gesture had anything to do with it , but it sure didn't hurt !?

My biggest weakness the first four times was under capitalization. I found out that nasty little detail from reading several books on successful business start-ups,....and thought ; " dang, ..no wonder !???!! " Of course, my off-and-on drinking in those days never helped either ,....

In retrospect,.. drinking amplified my ( many ) operational weaknesses. Whenever things got tough ( which is a given ) ,...it was easy for me to just "throw in the towel",....... admit defeat, .rather than accept a slight setback, and persevere on.

Up, ...I hope you'll be able to notice pattern too ,...and try something different, whether it's diet related or not.

Freein, ...how exciting with your progress with the piano !

..feel pretty beat up from playing basketball the other day with three little girls. This can't be a good indicator for my current fitness level !
Got back from Tenn. this evening with 30 minutes to throw a can of beans in a bowl for dinner tonight at work ,...... no toast,...just cold beans !
Did manage to bring a few chips and some hot sauce .
It felt good to be off that long drive today and back on the scooter.

Was snowing up there ,...brrrrr !!!!
Love the snow ,


..... glad to be home now.

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Old 01-07-2016, 06:47 PM
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I was thinking today - Obo - where are you?

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Old 01-07-2016, 07:22 PM
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Present Sir!

11.17 at the desk...

All good here....... very hard at work once again, but only have to make it to July 13.....
4 weeks holidays in that time....

I know it sounds like I whinge about this job but working here is bloody hard! Sometimes working in HK is just insane, it's not just me...!

I can make it, but I'll be crawling in the final few weeks, the pressure is flat chat already!

In class now, supervising a student teacher, she can barely speak english and I can barely speak Chinese............I should write a comedy about this...!

back later...

stay tuned............
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:28 PM
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They did kinda...they called it Mind Your Language, Obo... LOL
very UNPC

Good to hear all is well
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Hang in there obo, it's only 6 months. You can get through.
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feel pretty beat up from playing basketball the other day with three little girls. This can't be a good indicator for my current fitness

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I will frame that first dollar .....I woke this am feeling overwhelmed & doubting & willed myself to jump into the day......cleaned garage yet again (fridge being hauled off tomorrow) , cleaned interior of car including complete clean of the trunk. Unclogged hose of canister vac, packed a runner made tub with supplies, went to recycle & goodwill to drop junk off. Went to visit Grandsons as I've hardly seen them lately....always does my heart good. Went to preview unit I clean tomorrow. I've talked to two realtor friends & already got a call today & another job! She said she has a hard time finding anyone so I was "stocked" about that. I am now exhausted & start early in the am so going to try & shut off this racing brain & sleep.

Obo, you crack me up! No fun being somewhere you don't want to be though....hang tough

I do t have a musical bone in my body either Up, although I love music! Play on Freein, that is fabulous!!
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:22 PM
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Good luck tomorrow Mariah, sounds like you might have the business you were looking for.
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Hope it goes well today Mariah. I've never worked for myself, always been an employee, it is a dream of mine though. Good for you!

It made me smile that you and UP thought I was musical. I'm not at all! I just seem to plod on, learning really slowly, humiliating myself constantly, hoping no one asks me to play for them. But this year I'm just going to see if, maybe, just maybe, I can play something decent with consistent practice. It's an experiment, to find out if there's any possibility that I could actually play this thing.

Tops, cold beans on a snowy day, that doesn't sound much of a treat. Could you warm them up in the hot tub?
Btw, it won't take you long to get your fitness level back!

Obo, not long now!

Our water pressure is down for some reason - not enough for a shower this morning (reminiscent of my student days, showering under a cold drip). I've filled the kettle for a cup tea, just in case the water cuts off completely. Hopefully it will be back to normal when we get home after work tonight.

Have a great end to the week all.
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