I’m out of country at a conference and giving a major presentation in 3 hours. But I’m super ready and my stress is next to nothing, which is odd. I finished my presentation prep last Thursday before I left, so that helped a lot.
@Fuzzalini Thanks! It went very well. I got a bit stressed out right before because a couple of my old professors were in the audience and I was worried that they wouldn’t be very impressed. But they were, especially the one I was most wanting to kind of show off to.
9 months since we rode (road?) out a Category 5 hurricane and we’re all still stressed out at the least little thing. My kid is homeless, and though I have a small bedroom available, he is now living with, (and this is totally crazy) he’s living with his step-mother in law.
I think I deserve this chair. Just need to convince hubby.
@lseeber - Thank you, but all’s swell - I have a kind of “what happens, happens” attitude for most things, which with a hefty dash of “let’s see what happens with a little push” tends to keep the stress level lower than it might be. I guess I’m really a cat person at heart…
@aetris Good deal then! As the eldest in my fam, I usually have the joy of planning a lot of things and then having everyone bitch about how they wanted blah blah or didn’t want blah blah. Finally, last time I told them, I’m out. Do it yourself. Or don’t.
1 for the first time in my life. After a small stroke six weeks ago (no permanent damage besides some hearing loss, which I can live with), my wife has been campaigning for me to quit my job and focus on taking care of our property (15 acres of woods and fields with 2 houses and 7 outbuildings). I’ve been hesitant because she’s basically describing what I wanted my retirement to be, and 37 is awfully young for that, but it’s looking more and more like I’m gonna cave.
In the meantime, I’m not cleared to go back to work yet, but pretty mobile if I don’t push myself too hard, so I’m spending more time in the shop, and doing a lot more cooking - my two favorite things to do. And my nephews are coming for a visit next week, so today I get to build some model rockets for us to fly.
3 trips to the hospital for different things in 6 months and I’m only 38. Heel fracture from January left me with constant cramps 6 months after surgery. Doctor said the numbness may be permanent if it doesn’t go away in 1-2 years. On top of that my arm is constantly going numb when I sleep.
On top of that, work sucks. I get no support whatsoever to do something else and I hear “at least you have a job” from my overprotective mother. There are way too many toxic people in my life.
Maybe 6.5? Posted a rant on Facebook (where I normally only post about pets, plants or places) in early June. Since then hubs is still having (some different) health issues, still need to empty kitchen so we can redo it after 34 years AND
My IRK hit ATL on the 12th and hasn’t been heard from since!
Really Meh & USPS really?
@AnniKat If it helps, USPS tracking often looks like nothing happens, and then all of a sudden it shows up at the door, and then all the tracking info shows up. They’ve definitely got a problem with tracking.
@Fuzzalini@therealjrn That new tracking site also stops tracking on the 12th! Contacted Customer service and they said it has to be 3 weeks, contact again on Thurs or Friday, which I will do (nothing has changed) Really just wanted MEH to ask UPS/USPS about emergency tracing. In the past, if this happened to any kind of order, transporters (ie UPS or USPS) always have said that only sender can start a Trace. Will contact customer service again tomorrow or the next day.
I KNEW 2 BOCs and an IRK in 2 weeks would hit a snag somewhere
I say 5. I would always say “it could be worse” but then it would actually get worse. So I stopped saying that and just never gave my stress a 10 out of 10. Let’s see. I have been fighting cancer for 13 years. I had a nasty surgeon talk me into “strengthening” my hips (because the cancer weakens my bones) and pushed me into double hip surgery which I found out later I didn’t need and he shouldn’t have done both sides at once and botched both sides because he talked the senior surgeon into letting him do it. Still can’t go up the stairs after that one. Started up a jewelry design business. However after one show we had Christmas. Before we got the decorations down, our master bedroom and bath flooded and needed to be gutted and the entire thing redone. We managed to hire the worst company in town (close to it at least) and after 6 months they are still not finished. My husband decided to do some pruning and fell off his ladder. We found out he now has to have shoulder surgery. The cancer ruined my back and my left hand quit working because they say I wore out all the cartilage in my thumb joints. So we don’t really get how we are going to manage it. I can’t drive because of pain meds I am on. Any suggestions? Should I have rated myself a 6 instead of a wimpy 5? We are alive anyway and the Lord is always there somewhere! So I will leave it at 5.
@ripper69 you always feel like your story is the worst until you read/hear someone else’s and realize there’s always someone else worse off than you and they still deal with better than you. Good luck with everything.