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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8652 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8652 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  07:57:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had to get out the adult coloring books and color, I usually don't do that unless I need to calm down. Lets see- the covid, the election, we are on part lock down, Thanksgiving, christmas, can we even have them? BUT WAIT!!! I have a great family, all close by, a nice house, kids will go to the store and get us anything we want if we don't want to go, plenty of food, house is warm, and we aren't sick. I did leave out that my camera is broke so I can't post any pictures until I get a new one. Sooooo I will vote for try to think of all the good things. Im OK NOW.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5540 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5540 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  08:03:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy Jo good to hear from you in the midst of all that's going on. I have missed your posts. Hope you get a new camera soon because I so enjoy seeing what you are doing around your home.

It's been quiet around my place so I have been able to work on wool applique project.

Sara - FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1519 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1519 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  09:05:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ni Nancy - you are in good company... My family and I are feeling the same way, I think many are. We are trying to take one day at a time and count our blessings every day. Times are hard and life is definately different these days. I had to smile when you said you brought out your adult color books, earlier this week, I did the exact same thing... they are certainly calming. Take care of you and know your farmgirl friends are thinking of you! Big hugs!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2550 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2550 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  09:47:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy,

So glad you are back! I think everything that is going around us is starting to get to everyone. Like you, I keep reminding myself of all the good things that I have right now and try to stay positive even though it's getting harder and harder to do.

sending you big hugs,
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1288 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1288 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  09:51:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hang in there Nancy! Color away! Amazon sells cameras if there isn't one on your phone. We are isolating during the holidays this year so we can celebrate them next year. It may not be your favorite holiday season but it will definitely be one that is remembered.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  10:11:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We'll get through it Farmgirls . . . "they" may get us down but they won't get us out . . . especially not if we stick together and support each other through the rough spots.
Big Farmgirl Hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4331 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4331 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  11:45:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep on coloring Nancy! There is nothing wrong with needing some way to get rid of stress. I have been trying to find some ways as well. Life is super crazy right now and the unknown makes it worse, but keep your head up and keep finding the positives! We will get through this as a whole. We need each and every one of us Farmgirls!

Krista
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6715 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6715 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  12:11:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy Jo...Hi Girl...We can ALL RELATE!!! I do Diamond Painting every night for an hour and a half before I go to bed.
I also listen to an Audio-Book at the same time. It all relaxes me and allows me to sleep like a baby at night. Also, I go
to my youngest sons house for dinner twice a week and play with my grandkids and enjoy Family. I will be going there
for Thanksgiving because we have the allowed 6 people in the Family. My youngest son in very vigelent about not
going into stores etc. So, we all feel very good that we can meet safely...just like we do twice per week. Plus I am a
Bible Study Teacher and I still hold my Womens Bible Study weekly over Zoom. So, I feel less isolated than most people.
We do our Church Service over The Computer each week...and so we are blessed that way too. It is a difficult time but
God is GOOD and FAITHFUL!!!

LOVE, HUGS AND JOY,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LIVE LIFE IN FULL BLOOM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14438 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14438 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2020 :  7:25:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Nancy jo,,, Sweetness,,, know you are not alone.. and though we may be miles (lots) apart,, we are close at heart...
Hugz, hugz, hugz

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7634 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7634 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  03:57:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy,
It was like that in the beginning for me. I'll be open and honest here. I dealt with anxiety and depression a couple of times during this year. I was able to see my out of state family and that helped. In fact it was recommended to her by her dr to see family and friends. We attended in person services as soon as was allowed here. I go out shopping when necessary and I make sure to get out in the sunshine. Our mental health is just as important as the physical.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

Edited by - levisgrammy on Nov 21 2020 03:57:50 AM
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4990 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4990 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  05:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I am joining in on the chorus from northern Florida. Things have been rough for us down here too and now things are getting worse again. 2020 has been such a trying and stressful year and hanging onto sanity has been a moving target at times. Like you, I find that doing simple tasks with my hands helps quiet my worries and pull down my fears. Walking in our city park has also become a daily way to help me get out and move. This park has been a part of my life for decades and I have walked her paths over and over again. It always helps me to get out and see what is happening with Mother Nature down here in the swamp. FAll unfolds very slowly and without much fuss in Florida, so walking every day helps me begin to look more closely and carefully at what changes. After completing the weather and tree badges this summer, I started keeping a monthly journal of what is happening in our yard, neighborhood and city park with flowers, trees, and birds. I also make notes of the weather changes and added the phases of the moon. One of the most exciting happenings now in our area are the arrival of migrating birds. We have seen many new friends come to our feeders the past few weeks too. Focusing on the natural world around me has been such a simple thing to do and I can learn more and focus on new things rather than what has been swirling around in the life of society. It has helped me so much and those little birds that come are just the sweetest and critters and so brave to fly so far. I love meeting them right in my backyard!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14438 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14438 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  10:26:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and don't forget, 'face time'.. I do it several times a week with my sister and that way I get to see my mom... mom lives with sis,, and my sis takes fabulous care of mom.
Mom is very limited in functioning.. but to see her laugh and smile is the Best!

Smiles and laughter are a great source of therapy..

Also,, turn on and crank up the radio,, put on your favorite station,, my hubby likes to listen to a combo of Country Western, and Rock from the 1970's..
for me,, it's Jazz, Classical and right now,, Christmas music..

"Dance like no one is watching" and Be Happy...



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8652 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8652 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  10:41:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for your cheerful comments. You are all great!!! I read them all more then a few times. Nice to read what you are all doing during this very different time. You farmgirls are the best!
Extra large hugs
Nancy Jo


NANCY JO
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