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Sharonbw

@Sharonbw@mastodon.online

Retired educator, mom + grandma to daughters, granddaughters + rescue cats. I'm an introvert and spend lots of time researching family history, reading, gardening and walking.

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purplepadma, to random
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I couldn’t stop crying and didn’t know what to do with myself, so Tom took me to the beach in the sunshine. I cried on a bench and we talked for a bit, then we walked along the promenade and back, about a mile each way. Now getting ready to prepare dinner together

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
I'm sorry, Charlotte. I don't have any magic words to make things better, but I'm here, sending you strength and positivity. 💗 🤗

Sharonbw, to random
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Good Tuesday morning! The sun is up and the clouds are few. I’m going out to run some errands soon, so I can enjoy the good weather when I return.

The hummingbirds are gradually coming in greater numbers. I love that they aren’t afraid of us being close by. If they want a drink from our feeders they don’t care if we’re standing nearby or not. Such tiny, fearless little creatures.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
#Today

Sharonbw,
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@jeanettepizzurro
Good morning! I got errands done and came home to see a mama duck poking her head out of the nesting box. 90 minutes later she finally decided to come out, with about 15 babies following her. I hope the video of them jumping 6 feet to the ground came out and I can post it tomorrow.

She led them across the pond and into the woods, and that's the last we'll see of them until nesting season next year.

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Good Monday morning and Happy Earth day!

In honor of the day I’ve posted a photo of our Irises that grow along the pond. It was taken a year ago at the beginning of May.

Hope you have a chance to enjoy some time outdoors today!

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Wow, wow, wow what an amazing weekend. Two parties, a lunch and a beach walk surrounded by my nearest and dearest. My old school friends and I basically danced until the hotel threw us out! Waiting for people to send me their pics to share. Just the most wonderful time.

Now feeling a little tearful because it’s all over and I don’t know when I’m next going to see some of those lovely people. Also I have to make decision about whether I go back to work tomorrow or not and I’m feeling super anxious about that.

But, yeah, super time. My bestie, her partner and Tom put so much into making it memorable. Everyone loved the band and lots of people dressed up 🥰

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
It sounds like a wonderful couple of days. You’ll be able to savor those memories as friends send you their photos. ❤️

purplepadma, to random
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I had a nice lunch with Max then I went and got my nails done ready for tomorrow’s costume. I came home and the house is being turned into a 50 themed party palace! So exciting

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Gorgeous nails! I hope you enjoy every minute!

purplepadma, to random
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Trying to take off all the sofa cushions to vacuum and make the throws look nice and neat, but I am receiving lots of “help” from the cat so it’s slow-going 😂

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Yes, I’ve found cats love to help with cleaning. Mine especially love to help me change the sheets.

Sharonbw, to random
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My brain is foggy this morning, despite getting a good night’s sleep. I’ve got some things to get done today, so I’ll try to power through. What I really want to do is follow my cat’s example below.

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
In my case it's the pollen count here. I feel like I'm walking around in cement shoes.

purplepadma, to random
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I have seen my friend and told her in no uncertain terms that I need my sleep and so does she, and that it helps no one if she crashes before my party. She said I am “terrifying” when I am in telling off mode 😂 No one’s ever called me that before!

My dad called to say he’s not going to die yet, good to know! 🙃 He’s been checked over and is OK but is not to use his boiler until it’s been inspected. He’s got electric heaters he can use, but he’ll have to make do without hot water until his safety is assured.

This means he will probably be OK to come to Wales on Thursday, I was starting to think that he and his friends might have to miss my birthday party. So all in all I feel a lot calmer now.

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Thank goodness your dad is going to be OK. Take a breath! ❤️

purplepadma, to random
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Morning. It’s not even 9.30 on Monday and I’m already drained. My bestie has I think become clinically manic planning things for my party, and kept me awake texting both me and Tom repeatedly from 2.30 to 3.30am. I’m going to have stern words with her today, she’s making it more complicated than needs be and at this rate she’s going to crash big time before the party itself. Also I feel physically awful from having my sleep disturbed so much.

Then I woke to a missed call from my dad, which always means something worrying, so I called him straight back and he was in his friend’s car being taken to A&E with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. He didn’t want to go because “I feel better now”, but thankfully his mate Danny insisted. He was very unwell in the night.

This combination of events has made me incredibly anxious, my heart is racing. I’m going to sit quietly and breathe for a few minutes, then I’m going to go for a walk in the sunshine and hope that helps.

Thanks for listening 👂

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
There is nothing more jarring than a call involving a parent emergency. It takes all the air out of the day. Be kind to yourself. 🤗

That_One_Guy, to animals
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FedEx came by and delivered this box from Chewy. Its chances of surviving today are slim... ☠️

Good morning everyone! Hopefully it's a nice and peaceful Sunday for all of us. 🙂

Mr Minx, a large black and white Manx tuxedo cat, is helping Oreo destroy a cardboard box from Chewy.

Sharonbw,
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@That_One_Guy
There’s nothing like a box to keep a cat busy. Sometimes a paper bag on its side works, but only briefly.

purplepadma, to random
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Just had this message from a friend and I am raging! “Think my running journey is over... Didn't make it2 10k as ran past a man who whistled at me & then stuck his foot out. Couldn't dodge it fast enough so went flying. Not sure I'll have the confidence to go out again
Being a woman feels really hard sometimes... 😔😔” Picture of cut lips and hand.

I have been cat called so many times running, and once a young man slapped my bum from behind and tried to pull me into the bushes, but I think this is worse. Why the fuck is women feeling powerful through running something men feel compelled to try and take away?

Do not “not all men” me

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma

Infuriating that women must always be on alert. I don't know why we can't all live and let live.

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Yes, if we'd only stay in the kitchen, we'd be all right. 😡

purplepadma, to random
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I have just been very naughty and bought a new dress and shoes for my Friday night drinks party. Don’t really have the money but it’s my big birthday! I want to feel glamorous. Do we think Tom will notice the newness? He might

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Well, if you can't have a new dress for this, when can you?! Celebrate!

purplepadma, to random
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Mood disorders suck

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
Yes, they do. We’re here for you. 💜

Sharonbw, to random
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Good morning! Crazy weather day- I woke up to strong sun, then rain, + now heavy clouds, all in the last 2 hours. I'm just savoring the coffee until things settle.

One of the things Maryland does well is mail-in voting. That is how I choose to vote. Our primary is May 14, but I've already received my ballot + sent it back in. This morning I've gotten a text that it was received by the Board of Elections. In May they'll notify me when it's counted. Easy peasy! 😍

Have a great Friday!

Sharonbw,
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@Bette
I agree that every state should make mail-in voting easy. I really like that Colorado sends a little informational booklet. I never knew that before.

purplepadma, to random
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I have had a bath and not only washed my hair but given it a deep conditioning treatment and in a minute I’m going to blow dry it. I have put on a dress - a dress! Not joggers, leggings or PJs - and I intend to make a nice dinner. I really am making an effort.

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
I'm glad you have the energy to do that, and I hope it gives you a boost to do it. Please remember you are worth it, whether you make an effort or not.

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Kind of frustrated. After talking to the ADA. They received my paperwork cuz the doctors office faxed it. The doctor didn't answer all the questions. She was supposed to put N/A where it didn't pertain to me. And instead of putting permanent she put 3 months. Which means I'd have to go through this again. My ADA is nice, said all my doctor has to do is revise it. Put permanent initial & date. N/A to the other questions. So I had to make another appointment for this morning.🤞🏻

Sharonbw,
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@Callalily
Yeah, that is frustrating. Thank goodness the ADA provided a (relatively) easy fix. Fingers crossed the doctor's office gets it right this time.

Sharonbw,
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@Callalily
Hmm. Still annoying, but 6 months is WAY better than 3.

Sharonbw,
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@Callalily
Dermatologists seem to be in very short supply. We have the same problem here. I had a good one and then he left the state to be closer to family. Just finding a new one who was accepting new patients was a problem!

purplepadma, to random
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I feel absolutely awful this morning and Tom isn’t being very sympathetic. He is saying stuff like, “Right, you’ve got to push on through and do things, build your mental resilience.” TBH that makes me feel like he thinks it’s my own fault for not being “resilient enough”. I feel like he is running out of patience with me

Sharonbw,
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@purplepadma
I’m not making excuses for Tom, but he might have just been feeling helpless. I’ve found that men like to be able to solve things and this is something he cannot fix.

DoubleTreble, to crochet
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Making progress on my latest crochet project 😁
Three of the four corners made 🧶🧶

Sharonbw,
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@DoubleTreble @crochet
Wow, you're dedicated. I think by now I would have just kept repeating the earlier squares.

Sharonbw,
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@DoubleTreble @crochet

I didn't realize you were doing the whole project with stash yarn. Even more impressive! 💗

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