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Positive stuff in a time of worries

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MollySmith, Mar 15, 2020.


  1. MollySmith

    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    Morning lovely people of PF. I’m trying to lift the mood and alleviate anxiety by creating a thread to share. It’s isn’t going to be easy but the more places we can safely use online that won’t worry us too may help.
    • Kind thoughts
    • Positive actions
    • Sources of help and support
    • Things to reassure us
    • Stuff we can do .. book recommendations, fav podcast
     
  2. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    Things that are not cancelled and that I'm looking forward to today:
    Walking the dog
    Going for a run
    Cooking up a storm
    Catching up on my book Dangerous Women, a collection of 21 stories by different authors
    Slowing down the pace of running about with different commitments all day.

    Not exactly looking forward to but will be nice to have the time to get it done:
    Laundry
    Actual house clean instead of just staying on top of the worst of it
     
  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I have a little surprise arranged for my friend in about a months time, I'm like a little excited kid about it. I hope the country isn't closed down by then.
    Can't say what it is until he's seen it ;)

    Also sown masses of wild flower seed in my garden. Really looking forward to seeing what come up :)
     
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    Bought some pretty Bellis and Violias to brighten up a pot on the terrace.

    Spring is on it’s way :)
     
  5. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    Oh that reminds me of another thing which will be nice to do -
    Two summers ago I started two pineapple plants from the actual pineapples I had eaten. They're big enough to have to be re potted now. Bought some cute pots to put them in and will replant them today or tomorrow. I'll show the results :)
     
  6. MollySmith

    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    I erm.... defrosted the freezer but it felt oddly satisfying.
    We went away last week and I’m going to sort through the photos.
     
  7. MollySmith

    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    Spookily we stayed in a Pineapple last week! Its a self catering home in a wall garden and the pineapple was built by a mad Earl who was governor of Virginia in 1800s. He returned to Scotland and proceeded to build a walled garden and this fruity room which housed the chimney for the fires needed to grow about 100 pineapples on the estate.

    I look forward to seeing the results of your pineapple growing!
     

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    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    I’m looking at wildflower seeds at the moment, debating turning the lawn into a meadow as it doesn’t fair well under the ash tree.

    I can’t wait to hear about your surprise :)
     
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    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    It felt very like spring here today, the market was quiet but it meant more cake!
     
  10. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Just noticed our Rhododendron is out in the garden.
    Lots of flowers about so spring is definitely on the way!
    Looking forward to my Sunday roast cooked by my brother later.
     
  11. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    Just been for a shop and a mooch at our local farm shop. Absolute bliss compared with going to a supermarket. Loads of tasty treats bought, including nice coffee, chocolate and fancy ice cream. So that's me well and truly prepped for the coming weeks.

    Definitely recommended if you need to get anything and can't stomach the idea of the supermarket chaos.
     
  12. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    On the stuff we can do point... I wondered whether setting some daily activities would be fun and help get us through? Nothing overly serious but things like:

    Draw a picture/doodle of your cat/dog/ferret etc
    Take a photo of your pet in a bathtub
    Bake something

    Those were just the first three things that popped on my head :)
     
  13. picaresque

    picaresque Mongrelist

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    I am getting to the stage where I am low-key freaking out over the coronavirus but lately I have been enjoying these cats who look like Benedict Cumberbatch

     
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    Dave S Cosy Corner Collies

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    Getting the garden ready for mass vegetable and fruit planting, lots of seeds growing in the house, potatoes sprouting and near ready for planting, raised veg beds dug over and fertilised, fences being treated, grass cut twice so far, fruit bushes and trees doing nicely.
    Just converted the alpine rockery into a strawberry bed.

    Taking the dogs out a couple of times a day and training other dogs on Sunday mornings.

    And if the weather is not so good, well I can always cook some nice things for later.

    Looking after my ancient mother with shopping, deserts and cleaning etc

    Happily retired, I am quite happy putting any illnesses to the back of my mind as I am having a great time in the garden and elsewhere staying positive, too busy to worry about what might not happen but taking care to try to ensure it doesn't. You only have one life - enjoy it.
     
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    The daffs in our garden (of which the fallen ones now rest in our vase) smell delicious. I had forgotten how lovely daffs could smell. They are also gorgeous and yellow (obviously :D) which is real splash of Spring!

    J
     
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    Probably not what you meant ;)
     
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    My days are obviously centred around caring for George, but during his naps I've managed to get some bits done. Looking forward to getting the garden sorted out and growing some stuff this year as last year I took things easy on the garden front.

    It is sounding like obedience shows may end up being cancelled for a while so I will use the time to brush up on Holly's training.

    George is developing quickly and I am looking forward to having him out in the garden with me when the weather gets warmer.
     
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    I'm not the most social person, so I'm happy in my own company. I'm looking forward to it getting a bit milder and being able to sit and work in the garden. That will be where I'll spend the majority of my time.

    I was given some colour markers by my OH, so I might start doing more drawing and colouring with them
     
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    I'm looking forward to meeting my new granddaughter. My daughter is adopting her and all being well she should come home in late April.
     
  20. Ringypie

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    Here’s a Flint pic to make you all smile!
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