CheddarBiscuit

CheddarBiscuit

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5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +4 points

I think I am the level-headed friend -- the one who can generally provide a sensible perspective and maintain calm in lots of situations that would generally fluster a lot of people.

I am very done with this week. It wasn't bad, I've just had too many things to do -- I did social/fun things every day last weekend and then had some kind of obligation every night this week except one. I'm taking a free handstands/tumbling class tomorrow, but am otherwise unscheduled, so I hope to fit in lots of sleep, cooking, and tv.

I can tell I need a little more rest and self-care than I've been getting because I've been having weird anxiety-spiral reactions to things that wouldn't normally bother me so much. Like I went to the dentist on Tuesday and afterwards got weirdly worried that I'm going to need all kinds of unpleasant dental work (I don't actually need any work, so none of this is rational), which ended with me anxiety-purchasing a Waterpik, which arrives Wednesday. So, hopefully I'll be achieving new levels of gum health?

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Same -- I feel like planning a trip a half the fun.

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Soooooo excellent!

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Geez, if I could get paid as a sweaty person, I'd be so rich by now.

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 0 replies · +2 points

Oh, I have lots of experience with this topic! I was 17 when my parents split up, so not really an adult, but old enough to not experience it the way a child would. And my husband's parents divorced when he was in his early 20s. In addition to just accepting your feelings as they are and giving yourself time to process things, I'd highly recommend putting yourself first as the divorce plays out. I think for adult children there can be pressure to be supportive and "be there" for your parents, but it can definitely be healthy to distance yourself from all that when it's too much.

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

Oh, those margaritas sound excellent!

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

Trampoline park! You're living the dream!

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 5 replies · +7 points

Is this the place to admit that for a not insignificant amount of time I really thought (ok, assumed) Baby Driver was a screwball comedy about a bus-driving baby?

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 1 reply · +3 points

Same, and it's frustrating. I've found that I really need to put myself in a situation where reading is pretty much the only thing I have to focus on to get at all absorbed--like a long bus trip or something. And if a book is at all slow to get into, forget it.

5 years ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Fried okra is indeed delicious.