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Comparing 2021 to 2020 so far and how are you coping?

How are you coping during 2021 so far?

  • 1. As well as 2020

    Votes: 15 38.5%
  • 2. Better than 2020

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • 3. Worse than 2020

    Votes: 8 20.5%
  • 4. I give up

    Votes: 5 12.8%

  • Total voters
    39

Snowdrop13

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

So, so sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
 

canuk-gal

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

How SAD! Tragic news. My heart goes out to you and yours.
 

dk168

Ideal_Rock
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I wish you could come here for Chinese new year
Down home in Dunedin we have a beautiful Chinese garden and we are becoming more and more proud of the contribution Chinese people made to our heritage
It would be a small celebration from what you are used to but February has the hottest weather

I have not celebrated CNY the way it was celebrated in Hong Kong since I came to England to study many years ago.

I make a point not to work on my birthday and CNY since I started to work full time back in 1987.

Never been to London's Chinatown for the celebration as I am not too keen on crowds.

However, I have always gone out to have a nice meal on both days. It would be very strange not going out this year, hey ho!

DK :))
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I have not celebrated CNY the way it was celebrated in Hong Kong since I came to England to study many years ago.

I make a point not to work on my birthday and CNY since I started to work full time back in 1987.

Never been to London's Chinatown for the celebration as I am not too keen on crowds.

However, I have always gone out to have a nice meal on both days. It would be very strange not going out this year, hey ho!

DK :))

I like to have 23rd Sept off work for Bruce's birthday
I used to get up same time, pop down to the supernarket as it was just opening, the smell of freshly baked bread wofting out its doors, buy something celebratory for breakfast and one of those little bottles of wine and go sit down on the foreshore and listen to some Bruce

sometimes we just make our own celebrations and im sorry you can't do your thing this year :(2
 

yennyfire

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@mom2dolls I’m so very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine that you’re totally shattered.

I was going to post that I’m feeling worn out, but compared to others, we are lucky. Still delivering groceries to my parents weekly (drop off outside from a distance) and I’ve had to go back to work full time to make up for my husband’s Covid job loss (he found something but making half of what he previously did). The kids academic year is crazy and I don’t think they are learning much, BUT despite all of that, we are alive, we have a roof over our head, food and clothing and a loving pup. We are truly lucky and I’m hopeful that we can make great progress this year and see our lives return to some semblance of normal. I’m looking forward to hugging my parents and eating in a restaurant again someday soon!!
 

rcjtraveler

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

I am so very sorry to hear about your father.
 

MamaBee

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

I‘m so so sorry @mom2dolls...That’s so horrible...I don’t have the right words...Just know my heart goes out to you...Big huge hugs to you...
 

MamaBear

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@mom2dolls ...I am so sorry for your unexpected loss of your father. I lost my younger sister to suicide in Oct 2019. It was horrific to go through. Allow yourself time to grieve. Accept all the help you are offered. If you need someone to talk to, please reach out to a certified counselor. It’s so important to your healing to speak your thoughts and words and not try to process them in your mind alone. Hugs to you. ❤️
 

yssie

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@mom2dolls I’m so very sorry for your loss ;( And I’m so very sorry you’re by yourself right now. Please know that you aren’t alone, and we’re thinking of you. I know that isn’t nearly as good as hugs and shared tears. I’m so sorry :(sad
 

Asscherhalo_lover

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Day to day is rough. I'm home right now with my newborn and 5yo. It's too cold to go outside, he can't go to school because of the risk of bringing COVID home to the baby, I'm pumping around the clock he'll hopefully be able to go back to school in another month. FX.
 

Dancing Fire

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

Sorry to hear this news...:(sadBIG HUGS to you and your family!
 

123ducklings

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

I am so sorry for your loss, and that you have to navigate it during COVID.
 

kenny

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No change related to the fake-significance of how long it takes the earth to rotate around the sun.
 

kayla17

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

Awww. I’m so so sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
 

mrs-b

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@mom2dolls -

I'm so dreadfully sorry. As someone who lost both their parents unexpectedly and suddenly, I understand the absolute disorientation you're feeling right now. I'm so sorry for your profound loss, and also that you're trying to navigate this during a pandemic and all that entails.

Please reach out to people and try to get some help. We're here for you, but you need someone solid and real in your corner right now. I hope there are people who love you and who loved your father enough to want to step up for you during this time. Please check back as you feel able - I'm sure many here are holding you in their thoughts right now.
 

Bron357

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@mom2dolls sending you hugs, lots of hugs.
Devastating to lose your father so suddenly and not be able to grieve and mourn with family due to Covid. Terrible times for so many.

For the most part here in Sydney, Australia we have been very very fortunate. We are now back to 0 new cases. It is pleasing that everywhere I go (not too many places mind you) everyone is wearing their mask. Every shop has you sign in when you enter and has a sanitiser at the front door. Limits of how many people in each store is also monitored.

we haven’t started our vaccine roll out as yet but we are in a very good position anyway. Restrictions to travel interstate changes depending on how many Covid cases are current, mostly it’s quarantine 14 days if you go over a border. Travellers returning home from overseas are subject to mandatory quarantine and there are severe limits on the numbers returning each week (due to space in quarantine). There are many thousands still waiting to get home. And sadly no one is travelling overseas to see family or friends except in a dire emergency because of the difficulty coming back home to Australia.
 

missy

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@mom2dolls I am so sorry for your tragic loss. There are no words to take away the pain. I am so sorry. Holding you in my thoughts.
 

MamaBee

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@mom2dolls ...I am so sorry for your unexpected loss of your father. I lost my younger sister to suicide in Oct 2019. It was horrific to go through. Allow yourself time to grieve. Accept all the help you are offered. If you need someone to talk to, please reach out to a certified counselor. It’s so important to your healing to speak your thoughts and words and not try to process them in your mind alone. Hugs to you. ❤️
I’m sorry @MamaBear..
 

House Cat

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Struggling desperately. My father unexpectedly died yesterday in a traffic accident driving home from Laughlin. I am just heartbroken and don’t know what to do. And because of COVID, we are just alone.

I’m so sorry @mom2dolls
 

MamaBear

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@MamaBee It’s a club no one wants to be a part of. I feel that it has given me a deep sense of compassion for others suffering great loss, though. I’m not sure that one truly ever “gets over” the pain. For me it is less intense as time goes by. I miss her terribly.
 

missy

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@MamaBear I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

@MamaBee heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.
 

Calliecake

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@mom2dolls , There are no words that can take even a small portion of the pain your are feeling away. I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss and that you feel alone right now.

@MamaBear , I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. Nothing compares to the loss of those we love. Please be kind to yourself and try to do small things that bring you some joy. It’s easy to get stuck in the darkness.

My greatest fear during this pandemic has been that I will lose someone I love. It’s terrible to know so many people are suffering with this loss right now.
 

MamaBee

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@MamaBee It’s a club no one wants to be a part of. I feel that it has given me a deep sense of compassion for others suffering great loss, though. I’m not sure that one truly ever “gets over” the pain. For me it is less intense as time goes by. I miss her terribly.

I agree @MamaBear..They were my only siblings...I mourn what could have been..
 
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