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General Discussion / Re: Hi again, quarantine check-in and good wishes
« Last post by paulm on May 16, 2020, 09:45:49 PM »
Hello HSG. I'm glad that the CBT course helped. Thx for the best wishes and the same to you.It's great to hear from you. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Hi again, quarantine check-in and good wishes
« Last post by Pleeb on May 15, 2020, 02:46:56 AM »
HSG, thanks for checking in!

I've been helped by CBT.  I haven't filled out any of the forms in ages.  :-[

...but you reminded me to.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Hope everyone is doing ok during these trying times.
« Last post by Pleeb on May 15, 2020, 02:44:36 AM »
I'm less affected by this lately.

Peter
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General Discussion / Hi again, quarantine check-in and good wishes
« Last post by HSG on May 13, 2020, 10:08:28 PM »
Wow, my posting really dropped off a cliff on this forum, I don't know if that is a good or bad thing... job role changed, and all of a sudden its been 6 years.

I sincerely hope that everyone is doing well, or as well as can be expected given the circumstances. Been lots of growth for me over this time, I have been able to climb out of the deep depression I was in when I first joined this forum, with lots of help from multiple sources. I think one of the best things I've done is to learn from CBT about how my internal thoughts are generally tuned towards being pessimistic, and that even if I have a worst-case-disaster scenario generator constantly going off in my head, that I don't necessarily always need to listen to that voice, and that I can potentially listen to the optimistic voice too, and in reality the outcome will be somewhere between those two extremes. 

Not to say that life has been all sunshine and roses - I am a little worried that my pessimism has rubbed off on my kids somewhat, or at least my oldest, who struggles with emotional regulation (and has done so for some time). Been trying to work on helping him manage his emotions, but its been tough to do with both parents working and kids sort of left to watch TV or "do work" on laptops (which ends up being playing video games they find)... but trying not to beat myself up too much about that, there's really only so much that I can handle right now, and not a lot of time to beat myself up about things.

And trying to avoid the news whenever possible, as the president down south reminds me of the worst tendencies of my somewhat narcissistic father, and / or some of my previous bosses, which is a bit of a trigger for my own emotions. Definitely learning how to manage stress has been a big component to surviving this whole lockdown situation.

In any case, I am sending my best wishes to all of you, and can't promise I will necessarily be able to post regularly again, as I'm already like behind on 30 other things - but I do appreciate the previous friendships made on this forum, and hope that all of you are doing well.
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General Discussion / Re: Hope everyone is doing ok during these trying times.
« Last post by paulm on May 08, 2020, 01:14:54 AM »
Hello Pleeb.  worry about it too. Take Care paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Hope everyone is doing ok during these trying times.
« Last post by Pleeb on May 07, 2020, 03:30:05 AM »
The uncertainty about COVID is depressing.  I mean how long it will last, the whole world is affected by it.....etc.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Hope everyone is doing ok during these trying times.
« Last post by Pleeb on May 07, 2020, 03:28:13 AM »
mom, that's interesting.  Haven't met a beekeeper before.

Peter

My younger brother had a "bee hotel" in his yard.  It was a piece of plywood nailed to his garage.....had a whole bunch of holes drilled in it where bees could relax/sleep.  (?)  He said most bees are solitary ???  They were the ones sleeping in his "hotel."

Coincidentally, my oldest brother had a "bat hotel" in his yard.  Looked just like a bird house.
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General Discussion / Re: heart ailment...
« Last post by Pleeb on May 07, 2020, 03:21:56 AM »
Hi, Paul....I'm doing well - no pain.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: heart ailment...
« Last post by paulm on May 02, 2020, 10:23:17 PM »
Hi Peter how are you making out? Take Care. paul m
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Thanks for the ask Paul. I am keeping busy as it is a busy time of year for me. Getting hives ready for my new bees which if weather co-operates should be ready soon. Getting things ready for my local market candles etc that I make and honey for customers who need it and delivering it to them so they can stay home and safe. Take care hope the warmer weather comes soon so I can move on to the garden part of my life.
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