Are you a postage stamp?

OneEyedDiva

Well-known Member
Location
New Jersey
Victor, I'm alone...but not stuck in a corner and I hope it's a long time from now when I find myself having no place to go. I've gotten little mini depressions (lost my husband in 2018, lost one of my best friends earlier this year), but I find ways to bounce back from them. Just got back a couple of days ago from my first vacation this year. God willing I'll be going again in a couple of weeks.
 

Autumn72

Rhode Island
Victor, I'm alone...but not stuck in a corner and I hope it's a long time from now when I find myself having no place to go. I've gotten little mini depressions (lost my husband in 2018, lost one of my best friends earlier this year), but I find ways to bounce back from them. Just got back a couple of days ago from my first vacation this year. God willing I'll be going again in a couple of weeks.
Where did you go in Covid -19 please share this wonder?
 

Knight

Senior Member
As a joke it wasn't funny. But always looking for the good in something, maybe the honest caring responses have helped someone.
 
As I look at some of the replies of others, somehow I feel if I was feeling the way you've been feeling, I would not feel comforted. Sitting alone it can feel like it's overwhelming. These days we can't get out and go much of anywhere to alieviate the aloneness. I've had so many losses that it can be overwhelming. John Denver had a song about this. It was called Fly Away. If it were me I'd find an old dog or old cat at the animal shelter, a little animal person who doesn't have anyone either. I wouldn't get a young one, because I might not live long enough to take care of it until it passes. If you need to write to someone, I'm here. Send me a message when you are feeling down. I mean it. I have a website. You can find out who I am through that site. Know that someone cares.

For the last years I've been adopting older dogs. They are so often overlooked at the shelters. They won't be with you as long, but they seem SO grateful for a home and love and caring. I adopted my present dog Henry last August. He's a senior guy, but he's is so deserving of a good home. He's pretty much the perfect dog. No problems at all -- he is reliably housebroken (I have a doggie door) with no mistakes at all, he is quite the gentleman in the house and very well behaved, and the best part is he thinks I am absolutely wonderful! He's a fun companion, yet there he sat in the shelter, overlooked because he is no spring chicken. I am SO glad I found him,and I think he is, too.

Older dogs are wonderful.
 

Phoenix

Senior Member
Location
Oregon, U S
For the last years I've been adopting older dogs. They are so often overlooked at the shelters. They won't be with you as long, but they seem SO grateful for a home and love and caring. I adopted my present dog Henry last August. He's a senior guy, but he's is so deserving of a good home. He's pretty much the perfect dog. No problems at all -- he is reliably housebroken (I have a doggie door) with no mistakes at all, he is quite the gentleman in the house and very well behaved, and the best part is he thinks I am absolutely wonderful! He's a fun companion, yet there he sat in the shelter, overlooked because he is no spring chicken. I am SO glad I found him,and I think he is, too.

Older dogs are wonderful.
That's wonderful. :love::love::love:
 

OneEyedDiva

Well-known Member
Location
New Jersey
Where did you go in Covid -19 please share this wonder?
I went to stay at my timeshare in Atlantic City, N.J. I consider it my second home and am comfortable there. I don't drive so I had to take a casino bus down. It was almost full but I was blessed that no one sat next to me. Everyone wore masks so I didn't feel compromised. I played my $20 slot credit and took a Lyft to the resort. Being peak season had ended, I didn't encounter many guests at all. I love being at the ocean and walking the boardwalk. I wear my mask even when I'm outdoors.
 

Mat

Member
I still stay busy and enjoy my days, most of the time, especially like today when I got my 4 hour nap. Cold air finally arrived here in the south and the first frost came overnight. I will continue to get up everyday until the last day, my knees don't cooperate lately but so far I am still my own boss and they go where I tell them to go, well sorta .. ;0) We eventually get there and there is no time clock to punch. I suspect soon it will get real cold and the morning get up time will be moved up until I see sun shining. I wish I were living in Galveston but it just wasn't in the cards.
 

Autumn72

Rhode Island
Some days I feel like a "return to sender"......
Lord oh my, this is what i have endured.
A letter back from grand daughter who feels I am asking for a reply other than " return to sender 3 x"
Older sister did give her the letter and her reply was : she ssid she would write ....its been two months so she furiously defended her lousy sister who was abused by her mother and whose other daughter is has been reprimanded for sbusing my grandson that is not related to or brought up by his mother's mother's remarriage.
Seriously unfair I financially supported him for five years i am not allowed to see him he is almost ten. His father keeps him from me. His mom is in heaven so he was under all this abuse and now again his father mentioned he is not on dcfs rules. Shameful way this has been a huge issue.......a stamp like in a quilt?
.o one tells you of this nightmare what will happen if you think giving birth to four daughters will be like. I would had not given birth to anyone. Why the state and country has strangers that have a degree to take care of you in the end. Shameful system that has taken over since " Call a Midwife" jenny told this is how it all government degrees to have others do the work of your own children who dont care hidden by all these nurses and doctors however they do need a job, YOU.....SOLD DOWN THE RIVER.....WILL i be deleted by the order of this system here that fall into place with the restful kindness of positive strangers..imagine telling someone to not resist the systems WAYS...whether how you may die or live...the temperture takers og it all you do know who you are the BOSSES of here and where one ends up. Mow lets be positive we are freedom minded folk.....just a little upset with all this rude awakenings by all these people making all these Rules.........at 71 still being told what i must do or else....my life yet shame on you folk who are too fze removed to ever be in a stamp collectors corralling.....you lmow who you are....dont forget to have a meeting on what this site is about and your judgements if i should be allowed to be an adult with rights as in freedom of speech......hidden is all the medical system made of people i do not know....now dont forget to have a primary doctor who will call all the shots for you without your permission....please excuse my rude awakening a title for living alone to fish for naughty seniors. Then go home and have a family get together online....what a country and world wide regulation yikes there has been wuite a lot of meetings going on about other pdioles lives witbout their knowing system behind ones back.....Medicare theres a job for people not old enough to retire yet. Who pays their weekly bills....a guess....ok my wind has been delivered and my sails are now fallen where my ship has left me surrounded by others watching where they may never be subjected too or by stranger's idess of we only want to help....the road to hell was meant with good intentions.
 

Liberty

Well-known Member
Location
Texas
For the last years I've been adopting older dogs. They are so often overlooked at the shelters. They won't be with you as long, but they seem SO grateful for a home and love and caring. I adopted my present dog Henry last August. He's a senior guy, but he's is so deserving of a good home. He's pretty much the perfect dog. No problems at all -- he is reliably housebroken (I have a doggie door) with no mistakes at all, he is quite the gentleman in the house and very well behaved, and the best part is he thinks I am absolutely wonderful! He's a fun companion, yet there he sat in the shelter, overlooked because he is no spring chicken. I am SO glad I found him,and I think he is, too.

Older dogs are wonderful.
That's what we plan to do, hopefully this spring. Got a feral older cat that doesn't like other cats, too.
 

Kathleen’s Place

Senior Member
Location
Wisconsin
I’m never t, but sure know many who DO feel that way 😢. For me, it’s mind over matter. When I wake up each morning, it’s my decision and mine alone, how that day is going to go. I can choose to be happy and content with another covid boring bad day...or I can feel sorry for myself, say “screw it,” and pull the covers back up over my head. There is always something, in everyone’s lives, to be worried about, stressed about, sad about, happy about, or depressed about. And no one can decide how we are going to handle it, accept it, and deal with it, accept ourselves. It’s HARDER, probably, to be happy and content with what we DO have...than to feel sorry for ourselves about what we DON’T. So no... I refuse to be a postage stamp, but I’ll admit that some days it is a hard thing to do. My choice...always 💕
 

tbeltrans

Senior Member
I must be a postage stamp, or at least wear one because, as Elvis once sang, "I'm the US male"! (That's M.A.L.E., son - the US male) :cool:


Tony
 

tbeltrans

Senior Member
I still remember the day Elvis died. We were playing a gig, I think it was somewhere in Canada (that is the problem with being on the road so long - where are we tonight?). We got the news and our band leader stopped to tell the audience. People were truly affected.

Tony
 


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