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Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?

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Date: 2017-09-20 09:10 am (UTC)
gingicat: (basket cat)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
I can't even verbalize it right now. *points at icon of overwhelmed cat curled up in basket, hoping ears in half-grumpy position don't prevent scritches*

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Date: 2017-09-20 11:03 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
*skritches*

*brings over fluffy blanket and makes kitty sized blanket fort*

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Date: 2017-09-20 11:07 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Happy to say, hardest thing I've done this week is writing polychrome heroics porn/erotica.

Writing smut is kinda outside my comfort zone, but then, that's how one grows as a writer. [and I was dared] But wresting the darn thing so it doesn't keep going off into plot-type side stuff with no sexy stuff happening is proving difficult. It's like herding greased eels.

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Date: 2017-09-21 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] readera
Glad to hear that was the hardest thing on your plate this week. Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard, congrats on doing so.

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Date: 2017-09-21 10:31 am (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
Well, good wishes.

(I will not read it, alas; becoming the A in QUILTBAG has made reading erotica very difficult.)

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tw: rape

Date: 2017-09-20 11:53 am (UTC)
hellkitty: (gasmask)
From: [personal profile] hellkitty
It came up in conversation last night and I was able to talk about my violent rape with other people without freaking out. Even more? NO nightmares last night. It feels like a step toward healing.

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Date: 2017-09-20 02:40 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Palawan Peacock Pheasant as Totem, by Moonvoice (palawan peacock pheasant)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Wow - well done you.

Here's to healing.

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Date: 2017-09-21 10:15 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Maybe a bit trite to say, but way to go you!!

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Date: 2017-09-21 10:33 am (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
Hope the healing trend continues.

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Date: 2017-09-21 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
*ASL applause*
*offers blankie*
*offers hugs*

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Date: 2017-09-23 12:14 am (UTC)
callibr8: icon courtesy of Wyld_Dandelyon (Default)
From: [personal profile] callibr8
Many, many hugs offered re talking about such a volatile subject.

Virtual confetti for the nightmare-free night! May you have many more.

*CONFETTI* === *CONFETTI* === *CONFETTI*

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Date: 2017-09-20 02:41 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
I'm making phone calls to wrangle an un-fun Real Life(tm) thing that combines badly with some high profile politics. All of which falls under category: Money, Why Is, and thus trips a bunch of anxiety and bad tape.

I'll get through this, but it's like trying to pedal a bike with square wheels - every heavy lift is followed by a rattling THUMP.
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Date: 2017-09-21 12:10 am (UTC)
fyreharper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fyreharper
Dealing with workerscomp :<

I dislike my current adjuster. Is abrasive/impatient/condescending on the phone and I ran out of spoons for this over a year ago.

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Date: 2017-09-21 10:34 am (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
Ugh. Hope you get a new one.

overcoming obstacles

Date: 2017-09-23 12:26 am (UTC)
callibr8: icon courtesy of Wyld_Dandelyon (Default)
From: [personal profile] callibr8
That's some gawdawful suckitude there, all right. >_<

Profound sympathies.

Is there anyone who can "concierge" this for you? By which I mean someone who you trust with your bona fides (such as the last four digits of your firstborn's SSN, and such cr@p), who could be a "virtual you" in handling these phone calls, so as to reduce your stress level? I've done such things for others, and *am willing* to do such for you, but since as far as I know we haven't met face to face, I'd completely understand if you prefer not to entrust such delicate matters to someone such as myself.

What's in it for me? I take *huge* amounts of glee in thwarting and outwitting obnoxious gits who try to block decent people from getting help/services/compensation which they need and deserve. As I said to a co-worker once, "We beat Murphy!". The look on her face as she realized what I meant, and that it was completely true, is a priceless, treasured memory.

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Date: 2017-09-21 01:28 am (UTC)
antisocialite_forum: A group of small round pumpkins in a very green pumpkin patch (Pumpkin Patch)
From: [personal profile] antisocialite_forum
Social stuff. I'm not social by nature, and being thrown into college classes where people are *friends* (not really to us, but with the body) and being expected to not bail is stressful. Plus the unwanted touching. Can people *not* grope the body's hair? Or maybe back off after the first time I nope out of being touched?
I'm expecting to navigate that until Friday, between working out volunteer stuff and doing a volunteer event. The social load is less though, since I won't be dealing with classmates. And the benefit of doing those things is greater than the short-term cost: one is to work out a volunteer schedule with the ceramics department, which means we'll have a reason to be in the lab again. Potentially learning about *glazes*.

And not for me personally, but someone is supposed to be here to settle some bad relationship stuff from ~1 year ago that got left unresolved - not our fault, somebody tried to open a conversation but got an indefinite rain check. I don't think anyone expects it to go well. It was really toxic and the more we realize how messed up it was, the less we want to get on friendly terms with them again. But the people here who were involved want to try to talk about it with them again, just to say they said their piece and *tried* to make sure the others involved know how it affected the people on our side.

- T.

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Date: 2017-09-21 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] readera
My anxiety has been going into overdrive and it is Not Helping me get anything done. My partner J, had a Dr. Apt and I had to leave work early yesterday to fill out unexpected paperwork. And I just got word today that my Dad is in the er overnight for observation for his heart.

On the bright side, tomorrow is payday and my last day of work before my weekend.

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Date: 2017-09-21 05:42 am (UTC)
antisocialite_forum: A group of small round pumpkins in a very green pumpkin patch (Default)
From: [personal profile] antisocialite_forum
>> My anxiety has been going into overdrive <<

I know that feel. :( It sucks.

- T.

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*goflopnow*

Date: 2017-09-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
1) started new job....new job is good but is training by means of "throw into the fire and the water and hope you swim" which is exhausting
2) my Nana fell and we found out she was on the floor for about 24 hours....luckily all tests are negative but it's looking like she won't be able to live on her own for much longer, and dealing with that is just....ooof
3)I had one of these days inside my own head today **STOP TELLING ME I SHOULD BE PREGNANT WHEN IM NOT PREGNANT!!! IM NOT PREGNANT DONT TOUCH ME GO AWAY STOP ASKING I HATE ALL OF YOU AAAAAAGH!**
....yeah

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squaring up

Date: 2017-09-23 12:12 am (UTC)
callibr8: icon courtesy of Wyld_Dandelyon (Default)
From: [personal profile] callibr8
Moments ago, I finished flailing my way through the Byzantine maze of the IRS website, and paid a large overdue tax bill. I have both a screen capture of the full details, *and* an email from them, confirming the scheduled transaction. Said transaction was submitted BEFORE the 25-Sept deadline on the paperwork they sent.

Taking several deep breaths to celebrate, and feeling like a nasty storm cloud which had been hanging over my head, has been lifted. PHEW!!!!

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