About To Lose Everything...

Gregory Patrick's picture

I'm not sure if any of you I've corresponded with over the years on this site knew how bad things had gotten. I wrote a book about the situation last year...and sadly, the situation hasn't gotten better. With scraps of yarn I've been trying to pull myself (or stitch myself back togethar), but to no avail. My blog has more, about my farm situation, my food situation, my whole fracking situation. I have a pile of yarn I should be attacking right now...I just don't feel like it. Its depressing me.

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Sometimes life surprises us with challenges, it is time for you to shine, we all have been in situations like yours and then we cut down on expenses so that we can eat and continue. You are not alone and we send you are best of thoughts and prayers. Best of luck and for what it is worth, stop smoking , that will save you some money and will enhance your health . Your videos say a lot about you.

Gregory, I can more than

Gregory, I can more than empathize with what you're going through. I'm now the proverbial "boomerang child" since I'll shortly be returning to upstate New York to move back in with my mother on the farm I grew up on. Money has been tight for both of us, and since my father's death, Mom is simply not able to keep up with the demands that a stretch of land like that requires. Also, I have my concerns about her being alone out there in such a relatively isolated place. Crazies are everywhere in this world, of course, but being two hours away from New York City rather just heightens the prospect of some menacing transients showing up and looking for trouble. I don't mean to come across as patronizing, but try to focus on what you need to do and look ahead towards (hopefully) better times. Life can be brutallly unfair, but we're really left with no other option but to keep going. I'll keep you in my prayers, and hope that things turn around for the better for you quite soon. Best wishes to you. - Ken

bobshome's picture

Hi Gregory - I think we've

Hi Gregory - I think we've all had own version bad times and it always feel isolating. As you can see here we also understand and commiserate.
When I go under - one of my tricks is to reward myself. So after I've done something positive (in my case some work or workout) I treat myself with 15 min of knitting or something else I enjoy. Let me tell ya pulling out the project at hand at (let's say) 10:30 in the morning for 15 min. really feels like reward time. It becomes a cycle and the more I do positive stuff the more I knit etc.
I know - I know, this is infantile but IT FEELS GREAT!
Bonne Journée
Bob

Jaredsfa2004's picture

don't worry, you're not

don't worry, you're not alone... I am almost 3 months unemployed, and I am forcing myself to knit, only because my sister is about to burst any moment, and her baby shower was nothing more than a waste of time, in terms of good cloths...

Jaredsfa2004's picture

don't worry, you're not

don't worry, you're not alone... I am almost 3 months unemployed, and I am forcing myself to knit, only because my sister is about to burst any moment, and her baby shower was nothing more than a waste of time, in terms of good cloths...

Gregory Patrick's picture

Well I came out to this farm

Well I came out to this farm my grandpa left abandoned upon his death 2 years ago because there was nowhere else to go. But, I'll be shit if there wasn't a huge stash of yarn from when my grandmother was still alive (Nothing too crazy, usual big box stuff), but I felt like I had everything I needed....Now? Now, the scare is hitting me that this might not work.

michaelpthompson's picture

I can only imagine what

I can only imagine what you're going through Gregory. Very sorry to hear it. I remember being out of work for a month last year and being even more depressed by the knowledge that I wasn't even taking advantage of the time off. Depression is a vicious cycle, isn't it?

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
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