[QUOTE=HallowedHydraNess;38469826]I have general anxiety disorder so I deal with sadness better--not to be confused with depression, e.g. our oldest (rescue) rat, Pickles is over two years old, which for a rat is great, and until two days ago, she hadn't had a Myco flare in months, great energy, reminded my husband and me of her young days, but bam! she woke up, moving slow, sneezing repeatedly, copious porphyrin, and when my husband held her that night he told me, 'She has a lump under her throat,'
Updated 10-08-2017 at 07:43 AM by BranchMonkey (tense-correction.)
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;35392650]Got up doing things out of order again.
Well, the Yoga Room has been sprayed--rags are stuffed under the door as I asked my husband to do.
The handyman will be here tomorrow to replace the shower wrap-around, and my husband is coming home early.
I get anxious around men I don't know--and if I have to pee, either he can ask the man to step out of the bathroom, or if the job is too messy and there is a toxic chemical smell
Updated 04-18-2017 at 09:04 AM by BranchMonkey (Paragraph break for easier reading.)
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;35370578]I'm agitated. So much so that instead of doing my Dharma routine I am on here.
Pickles isn't well, and I know she could die today or soon. The baby rats I'll be getting in a couple weeks--I have to choose one of the two females left, don't have their eyes open yet so I have to wait for that distraction.
We've got cat fleas from the person who lived here before me; I have welts on my feet and legs. The cat spent most, perhaps all its time
Updated 04-18-2017 at 09:11 AM by BranchMonkey (typo correction)
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;35360154]Weary. Also, mellow. I spent a lot of thought, time, energy to set up the room--especially the bed, for Pickles, and she zoomed around so amped for the first 45 minutes or so.
She felt poorly all day and night: Stayed in her cage, didn't try to get our attention, so yesterday I didn't give her homemade food, no greens, nothing but water mixed with pro-biotics and Activa, a touch of almond milk because she had not touched her water in 24 hours.
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;35196322]I forgot to say that shared background matters a lot: ISTPs and ISTJs et cetera who are closer to my age and in my neck of the woods either literally (East Coast, large city background like Chicago, Jersey, New York... ) and I get along great in person or online--just gravitate toward each other.
It's the younger ones that don't pick up something essential about me and stay confused.
Generation gap added to type differences makes, sometimes,