I don't know what Babylloc is, but you may have to take a ride to Gainsville or down to Tampa. If not there, then over to Jax.
Baby lock is the brand of brother sewing machines you have to buy the only from a dealer. The brother sewing machines you see at the stores are not the same as the brother you see at the dealers or sewing stores. The ones my fiancé have are the ones that you see on that tv show project runway. Right now she is getting stuff from the store that she bought her machines in Illinois. she use to teach knitting there. WE found one in Tampa but they had nothing she needed.
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I am having a difficult time. I mostly read on the internet and exercise, but I am so bored out of my mind. I'm on disability for depression, and I think I am becoming more depressed because I have nothing to do. I feel unproductive and lazy. My mind has become mush. I am thinking about trying to work again but then that just brings up more obstacles. I try to be positive but it seems like everything is overwhelming. Ugh!!!
I agree with crazy di. While I am very grateful to be on disability, sometimes I wish I would have never been on it. It can be a trap.
I found this board after being desperate to figure out what to do and hear from like-minded people. Thanks for providing an outlet.
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Michelle- you're like reading my mind! Decades of depression, anxiety, mood swings with efforts to work a professional career was horrible; working triggered severe anxiety, depression. I tried for over a decade to stay employed but it was beyond chaotic. Now that I haven't the stressors of working while mental ill, I'm much more stable. It's sad, I don't have the same horrible depressive episodes, full blown mania anymore; just manageable depression and mixed episodes.
A part of me feels I could go back to work, but my therapist and pdoc remind me that my illness has triggers and stays episodic.
Although interacting with people, completing my work was severely difficult, I miss my efforts to be productive.
I too am bored and now dealing with depressive episode.
My son is leaving to CA. after he graduates and will be across country. He's the reason I had activities and responsibilities and soon I will have an empty nest. And too much time to dwell of the 'would have, could have, should haves' in my life if I wasn't mental ill.
Welcome to this forum, I'm a newbie too and am learning how to correctly use this site. Take care and I hope you get relieve soon from your depressive episode. Keep in touch if you want too, and perhaps ttyl.
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Thank you so much for your response, NeedSerenity and for welcoming me.
I wish you all of the best dealing with the absence of your son. He will always need you.
I worked for many years as well. It was stressful and a constant worry/guilt trip working while having depression. I do have many hesitations about working again but at the same time I realize I need to do something. Just what? Haha.
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hi michelle ---- my heart goes with you as you search for an answer to help your boredom during all this....... i give you lots and lots of kudos about the fact that you ARE looking.... and you recognize that you need something.....with that attitude i just know you will find what you are looking for....so many neat people are writing ideas about all this -- and my hope is you see a 'michelle idea' that seems worthy of your attention......... good luck
When I have a bad day, I spend it on the couch watching documentaries and such, when I have a good day I like to cook/bake with my girlfriend. I do spend a lot of time online in general. Since I've seperated I look after the kids after school until their bedtime which means I have to drag my butt off the couch, clean up and make supper even when I don't feel like it. I try to follow the 'keep on keeping on' train of thought. visiting with friends is a great way to spend the day.
Keep on keeping on
I like to knit dishcloths (out of cotton made for that purpose) and I like to crochet doilies. Haven't had time to do either since my husband's stroke Feb 29, but just this week, I started a dishcloth. I can only do about 4 rows at a time, and sometimes not that. Seems as soon as I find my place, hubby is trying to say something (speech center hit in stroke) and I need to get up and figure out what he wants and get it! when he had his stroke, I was half way thru a small heart latch hook rug (easy to do, direcitons included). I want to finish that and I'm not sure what it will turn into, too small for a rug. It could be anything, but knowing me, it will just be a finished waiting to turn into something piece. I have quilted and may actually do it again someday, when I have time again.
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How do the quilts you make actually get to the veterans in your vicinity? I live in an area where there are many vets on street corners, and I'd like to help them in some way, while staying safe as a single woman. I can crochet and knit, but staying motivated to continue doing so requires the "cup half-full" thing. It's hard to keep giving from an empty cup, and I mean having no emotional support or friends. I can start a project with all the right intentions, but never finish because I get lonely and depressed (and moody).
hi dortopia -- how wonderful that you can crochet or knit when you can --- and i don't blame you one bit for realizing that driving into some areas where these dear vets need to be would be very unsafe for you. my quilts get delivered to an actual nursing home so far....but i'd love to do your idea for the homeless....and this is what i think i would do? I'd search the internet or phone book for a Homeless Shelter to tell them about what you have completed -- and ask them if someone would come get it for you -- or meet you at the 'safest' place a couple miles from where you live so you do not 'give away' where you live. if that didn't work i think in our are there are lots of VFW clubs -- and I'd try calling them and give them the same opportunity.......if those two ideas don't work i think i'd try some churches. i know we have several churches in our area who take their turn providing and serving food for the homeless in our area. they ?might? have someone who is willing to come get your offering -- or GO WITH YOU if you desire to see who gets your quilt......... good luck with your idea -- it sounds wonderful......... summer is ending soon and the nights will get cooler before we know it.
hi dortopia -- i think it is wonderful you think about doing something for our homeless vets. it's such a good idea i'm considering the same for myself -- switching from my nursing home, where i can easily deliver them myself because it is safe to do so, to finding out the way to do it. i ?think? this is what i would do --- I would try to call some manager of a homeless shelter -- to see if anyone lives near me (would probably not want them to come to see where i live) to pick up my offering....... if that didn't work i think i would call some vfw or veteran's organization to ask the same question --- if those two ideas don't work i'd try the office number of some local churches. i know several churches in our area take turns providing and serving dinners for the homeless and on the dates they go do that i have a feeling they would love to take along give-aways.......... or, if your health is up to it, you could go along with the people driving you.. i hope your crochet/knit idea goes...... i know how iffy each day or each hour can be with chronic pain -- and so 'setting up without a date' a possibility for you might encourage you to finish something....... i wish you so well with your wonderful idea.....
I have a computer -- that's how I spend my time. It's amazing how much you can do on them these days. I have Facebook and a gazillion friends from all around the world. When I was a teenager I was very big on pen pals. Facebook takes the place of writing. Well, you still have to write, but you get the picture.
I also make computer graphics and decorative alphabets, I do digital scrapbooking, I read, I watch movies and TV. There's SO much to do.
I know computers are not for everyone, but if you have one, you should check out some of the things you can find to do online these days.
Mostly I lay down with my laptop propped on pillows and surf the net. I read quite a bit online and hardcover books when my concentration is good. For some reason it's more mentally draining for me to read actual books. Anyone else get that?
I also love baking. I'm learning to crotchet and knit but all of these things I can only do if I'm not in so much pain.
Music is definitely a life saver so I'm always listening to it.
I've been listening to a lot of books on CD. I also listen to reading radio out of Louisianna. I'm not blind but have a visual impairment as well as being disabled. Still, as you know, the days can be long. Good luck!
I get online every day and I watch t.v/movies too and I also take my dog outside at night, During the day he's out back and I also walk with my boyfriend up and down my street 2 times twice a day but I try to do that 3 or 4 times but for far we've just been walk twice a day so I guess I'll have to build up to 3 or 4 times a day, but anyway I also listen to music at night before I go to sleep, I also clean my house once a week
I get online every day and I also watch t.v/movies and I take my dog out at night, He's out back during the day but anyway I also clean the house once a week and I listen to music at night before I go to sleep, My boyfriend and I also walk twice a day every day so I try to keep pretty busy