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I have been feeling down the past few days. I have been sitt

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I have been feeling down the past few days. I have been sitting on the couch and just watching Netflix. I was able to take a shower and come to work tonight but it is hard. I almost called and said I was sick. I just don't want to do anything. Nothing seems to interest me or motivate me.

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14 hours ago

@GirlKitty - yes I am a Green Bay Packers fanatic. I was born and raised in Green Bay, less than a mile from the stadium. Are you a football fan? The Falcons? The 12-step program is EA - Emotions Anonymous. It is base on the AA 12 step program. I have accepted that my emotions have affected my life and something has to change but I struggle with many of the steps. That's why I think going to meetings will help.
I was busy for the 1st 2 1/2 hours tonight but doing nothing since. I've read all the news I can. I started on a new class this morning - Individual Income Tax, Taxes, Credits and Penalties. It is a 9 hour course so I think it will keep me busy for a while. I'm not sure if I will be preparing taxes again next year but if I do, I will know more about it. It is amazing how much there is to learn about tax preparation and the laws about it. Much of what is in these classes I will never use, a lot of it is obscure but even if I only get to use a small part, it will be helpful. How is the packing coming along? Do you know where you will be moving to? Let me know which parts of the book you really enjoy.

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12 hours ago

@packfan I am a true Falcons fan, but I'm also a Green Bay fan. Green Bay is my 2nd fav team.
Your class sounds both interesting and difficult. Are you enjoying your class? My sister is a CPA in Foreign Tax and she's lived in a lot of nice places, however after 20 years she went into real estate. She says she likes it better.
Emotions Anonymous sounds like a good program. Is your desire to try this program to reduce or control your emotions? I hope you get what you're looking for from the meetings. My emotions have caused problems in my life. I tend to give of my heart too freely and love too much, otherwise I'm kind of even-keel. I'm afraid there isn't a program that would help me, I think whether I want to or not, I'll be always be the way I am.
The packing is going very slowly. I'm having a hard time deciding what to get rid of and what to keep. Plus, I'm not 100-percent sure I want to move, even though I don't really have a choice. But, not wanting to move does affect my motivation. Truthfully, I have no idea where I'll go when the house sells. I'll figure that out when I know what my son is going to do. I'm not sure how long it will take the house to sell. Some houses in our neighborhood have sold within the month of the listing but others take much, much longer. I'm counting on having a minimum of 6-months. If my son goes to UGA I won't follow him to Athens, however I'll probably stay in this area until he gets settled if he goes to State.
You mentioned it was cold there. It's already in the 60s here most days and this weekend low 70s is predicted. I'm a cold weather person, so the 60s and 70s is too mild for me. I like weather in the 30s and 40s. Although 60 degrees sounds nice, we'll only have that for a few weeks before it starts getting a lot warmer and more humid. "Hot weather" here lasts from mid April until the end of October. One year not too long ago, it was 88 degrees on Halloween.
I'll read more of the book tonight before I go to bed. I'll let you know which chapters I like the best. Do you have a favorite chapter so far?

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1 hour ago

@GirlKitty - it's good to hear that you are also a Packer fan. I have a number of Packer shirts and sweaters and I wear them wherever I go. It often starts up a conversation. It even happened to me when I was in Mexico. And even if the other person was a fan of another team, it was a friendly banter. Yes the course is difficult, but I hope I will learn things which I will remember. It is in the 40s this morning. I don't mind the temp now but during the middle of winter when it get to -10 with a strong wind it is too much. I think the solution is to have a couple of houses around the country to stay at when the temp is right.
I'm not trying to control my emotions and feelings, rather I am trying to learn to not let them control me. One of the things I read in the book is that we all have feelings, we can't stop them. But feelings are not facts and we don't have to always act on our feelings. The part I was reading last night spoke about putting the significant other on a pedestal and it's affect on a breakup. I know I had put my ex on a pedestal. The book goes on to explain that the fact is that we gave them the power to be on the pedestal.
Is there a chance you could stay in your house?

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