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I am new here...66 years young, most of my family and all of my friends have passed....Covid has been difficult, being home for almost 6 months now alone....

I have two grown daughters, they are my only conversation. They have lives of their own and I want them to live them....but the isolation is getting to me now...

Created By on 11/07/2020

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24th Jul 2020 16:16:09
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Hi there,
I am in the same position, hence me joining SS today.

I had to sell my home of over 30 years a while ago , so do not even live in a familiar place - trying to remain positive and forward looking but it is hard. The isolation is now getting to me now, it feels never ending.
21st Jul 2020 18:13:30
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Hi easygoinglady Hope you are ok not heard from you for a while kid
13th Jul 2020 21:18:00 (Last activity: 16th Jul 2020 20:23:23)
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Hello easygoing lady.Lovely to hear from you,times are really odd at the moment. I too have two children boys I should say men really but they will always be my kids. They to lead their own lives but we are very close. What did you do before you retired. I used to be. a nursery assistant many years ago I love kids. In fact I still miss it .I enjoy all sorts gardening,reading,knitting,baking ,not all at once though.My baking always is a suprise to everyone cos it's not always what it should be but it tastes ok so I'm happy. no complaints yet. I hope your keeping safe kid
Response from easygoinglady Original Poster made on 15th Jul 2020 20:15:52
Hi Kid...Yes they are odd to say the least...very different..than what we are used to...I was an Inventory Control coordinator/buyer/operations manager for 7 schools...I do garden, it's hard for me to concentrate on a book, for several reasons...I used to read 3 a week when my girls were and baking I love but don't do much of it since I 'm one long as it tastes good that's all that also stay safe...
Response from Kid made on 16th Jul 2020 20:23:23 > @easygoinglady
Hello easygoing lady,, You say you like gardening what do you grow. I have a greenhouse I used to grow all sorts but at the moment there's not much going off in there .I am growing sunflowers I grow them most years to see how tall I can get them. Last year they were about thirteen foot . I have a fountain too I enjoy sitting and listening to the water,I'd love to live near the coast so that I could walk on the beach most can't stop wishfull thinking. Do you watch telly or listen to the radio? I,m terrible I listen most nights to the radio in bed to quite late. Hope your keeping busy kid
11th Jul 2020 23:08:11 (Last activity: 13th Jul 2020 19:56:45)
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Hi i too am 66 going on 26 in my head and why not. Young at heart it's only a number. All this what's going on makes me very anxious I haven't been out since March. , Do you have any hobby's I think I've cleaned out every cupboard in the house. if you want to chat always here kid
Response from easygoinglady Original Poster made on 13th Jul 2020 19:56:45
Hi Kid , Nice to meet you ..sorry we are in the same position...Covid has made it hard, but since I don't want it or want to give it to my family...I do what my Governor says...

LOL ..I get that 66 going on 26....and love every minute of it....I was dx with PTSD many, many years's under control most of the time, but I can still be triggered....anxiety has bitten me too...but I was sick with the Epstein Barr virus for 10 months before Covid and was actually only up and around for 2 months when we were told to stay in I'm sort of used to it house is as clean as it could be. I had to stop thinking that because of the virus I had plenty of time and got moving...trying always to stay positive...

Hobbies? that's a tough once, I have spent most of my life, married, raising kids and really haven't had too much time on my hands until now...since I retired , I have volunteered, taking a few classes, gone to lectures, have met a few guys who turned out to be good friends...they are all gone now....for different I really have only my two daughters to talk oldest is very private ...and my youngest is really having a hard time with Covid..she has a 4 1/2 year old who she is trying to keep busy..and is in a really depressed place I don't bother her ....anyway..there is my life history..share some of you sometime...

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