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Weedygarden

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I just found that the forum can be pushed to my phone. It will make it much easier to post as my laptop is an old clunker, kind of like me.😄 I have not stopped preparing, just posting. So hopefully I'll be posting more. It will be laziness that will delay me now. 😖
Wow, it sure has been a while since we have seen you! Hope to see more of you!
 

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I'm fine for whatever the value of 'fine' is in 2021. Bored, depressed, uncertain....plenty of food, water, ammo, and firewood.

Just reached the point where it felt like I had heard everything I was hearing before, and said everything I was saying before.

We've all picked our sides, and we all seem to have pretty much run out of new ideas. I know I have.
 

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I'm fine for whatever the value of 'fine' is in 2021. Bored, depressed, uncertain....plenty of food, water, ammo, and firewood.

Just reached the point where it felt like I had heard everything I was hearing before, and said everything I was saying before.

We've all picked our sides, and we all seem to have pretty much run out of new ideas. I know I have.
Good to know you are ok!
 

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I’d like to think we’re all on the same side, but with different opinions. That may be too simplistic, I know - but then again, sometimes the simple thing is the right thing.

I hear you about ‘heard it all, said it all’ - it can burn you out. Would it be possible to stay away from certain threads/topics, but still participate elsewhere? Glad you’re doing okay (with the appropriate ’it’s 2021’ qualifiers) and glad you’re here. Thanks for checking in.
 

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We've all been under pressure for a couple years now, our families have lost jobs, been uprooted in some cases... It's natural to talk about the causes of this pressure... but there isn't a whole lot any of us can do about it. At this point I avoid certain topics because we've discussed them to death. So I hear you on that score...

I even dislike posting news stories about covid but sometimes there is actually new information.
 

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I hear you about ‘heard it all, said it all’ - it can burn you out. Would it be possible to stay away from certain threads/topics, but still participate elsewhere? Glad you’re doing okay (with the appropriate ’it’s 2021’ qualifiers) and glad you’re here. Thanks for checking in.
This is what I do. I stay away from some threads and some not so kind people. Sometimes, at least for me, the only thing that some things do is to make my blood pressure rise. Nothing I can do about some things, so why go there?
Some people want to argue, debate. That is never me.
Some people like to poke and upset others. That is a sure way to lose my friendship.
 
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This is what I do. I stay away from some threads and some not so kind people. Sometimes, at least for me, the only thing that some things do is to make my blood pressure rise. Nothing I can do about some things, so why go there?
Some people to, want to, argue, debate. That is never me.
Some people like to poke and upset others. That is a sure way to lose my friendship.
I'm selective about the threads I visit. I only have one person on "ignore" but others I tend to pass over. Even those people have worthy posts so I tend to give them a cursory glance. We tend to get new members with questions and that is something I look for.
 

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I'm selective about the threads I visit. I only have one person on "ignore" but others I tend to pass over. Even those people have worthy posts so I tend to give them a cursory glance. We tend to get new members with questions and that is something I look for.
Thank you for the reminder. I need to put at least one more person on ignore. I tried this to get someone to stop poking at me, but they could still see what I posted and then found ways to poke at me. Bullies seem to be everywhere and once they get someone in their sights, won't give it up.
 

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I'm fine for whatever the value of 'fine' is in 2021. Bored, depressed, uncertain....
a) At least You're Typing this (I think.. ;) vs a 'third party, on your behalf'.. Any day yer still 6' Topside, is a Good Day, in My book.. 👍

b) re: 'B, D, U', well... Welcome to Fight Club.. :cool: Indeed, the frustration and depression of Not being Able to 'fix things in our World', are the 'Soup du Jour' (and will be for some time, yet..) It's like that Horrible place when you Need to 'barf' - but just can't - and all ya wanna do is Barf and Get it over with, and Move on.. But can't.. +_+

Nonetheless... I Fully Believe better / happier times lay ahead.. In part, Us Survivors will Make Them.. :cool:

..
But in the 'Miserable Meantimeᵀᴹ ;) we just have to treasure the 'Flowers growing in the cracks of the concrete' (like our Sons & Daughters..) and Wine and Song.. and a good dish of Pasta ;) ...and just Keep Shoveling..

Good to see ya still slingin', Brother.. 👊
jd
 

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..But in the 'Miserable Meantimeᵀᴹ ;) we just have to treasure our 'Flowers growing in the cracks of the concrete' (like our Sons & Daughters..) and just Keep Shoveling..
I am finding that taking up old hobbies that have fallen by the wayside is good entertainment. I very recently got back into airgunning by buying myself a new airgun during the Thanksgiving sales. I found my old slingshot stuff and will be tying some more band sets for the frames later today. I'm even thinking of dusting off the telescope and doing some astronomy again. Although the cold nights might put a chill on reincarnation of that hobby.
 

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I am finding that taking up old hobbies... is good.... I very recently got back into airgunning...I found my old slingshot...
..And, indeed, honing those 'hobbies' will serve you well, from the Practical standpoint.. ie: I'm certain there Will be periods of time in the not-too-distant-future, where we'll Need to hunt - but 'circumstances' will dictate that, at that particular moment, we Won't want to 'risk' the report / flash, etc, of a Firearm, even if 'suppressed', so.. Those "toy" airguns, then Won't Be - they'll be the Family Hero.. 👍

May I suggest squirrel-shaped cutouts for target practice? :)

...even thinking of dusting off the telescope...Although the cold nights might put a chill on ...that..
..Best 'stargazing blankie', Ever.. 👍 Highly recommend a Laser Pointer, too, if with Friends / Fam, etc (just watch out for Planes.. :eek: the FAA has little-to-no 'sense of humour'.. ;)

jd
 

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I am finding that taking up old hobbies that have fallen by the wayside is good entertainment. I very recently got back into airgunning by buying myself a new airgun during the Thanksgiving sales. I found my old slingshot stuff and will be tying some more band sets for the frames later today. I'm even thinking of dusting off the telescope and doing some astronomy again. Although the cold nights might put a chill on reincarnation of that hobby.
I interpret this as "getting back to living" and say kudos! More folks should do the same.
 

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I've never known what 'living' was supposed to be, no idea how to get back it, no idea how to move forward to it.

And the only time I'm not wondering what I'm supposed to be doing are the 2 minutes a year, on average, when something is trying to kill me.

So I spend most of my life 'holding' back from the only thing that I am clear about. Everything else is just confusion.
 

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Good to see you Aerindel.
Goshengirl, I like that bit about being on the same side but with different opinions. People have become so polarized that its become harder to have civil debates. I love a good debate, but I don't like arguments where people get all angry & can't agree to disagree when there is a standoff.
 

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I've never known what 'living' was supposed to be...
Well... I Could 'offer a suggestion', from My well of perspective, which - IIRC, is something like +12-ish yrs of "living", more than yourself - which is only valid to the degree that 'qualifies me' to Make suggestions based solely on 'being Alive longer' (understanding that Experience-sets can vary, greatly, regardless of "age"..) but...

..I'll just set it on the table, for you to 'pull', if you wish, vs me giving it a 'push', since I'm not sure you'll Agree with it, 'ideologically'... :cool:

jd
 

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I've never known what 'living' was supposed to be, no idea how to get back it, no idea how to move forward to it.

And the only time I'm not wondering what I'm supposed to be doing are the 2 minutes a year, on average, when something is trying to kill me.

So I spend most of my life 'holding' back from the only thing that I am clear about. Everything else is just confusion.
Hugs to you!! Sometimes you can look too hard for answers, sometimes there are no answers!
 

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An "I can't figure it all out either" thread! We are all in the same boat, some of us row harder!
 

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Great thread you started, great idea!! Will make us all think a lot more about life, how we live, those in our lives!! Maybe push some in a better direction, or realize they are already going in the right direction!💗😊
 

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