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Stressful and exhausting day

HJam5880
HJam5880

We had our local city/county Christmas parade today. I spent my whole day finishing up two christmas floats (which involves making some of the decorations). That was stressful and then smiling and waving at a whole bunch of people when I really didn’t feel like smiling and acting all happy was purely exhausting (major depression episode). I’m so ready for bed. Throw a hurting shoulder (pulled muscle while decorating parade float yesterday) on top of that, and stressing about school assignments, I just didn’t have a very good day. And we got soaked from the rain at the parade.

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Oh no, the rain after all that work. That's a bummer.

I'm sorry the day was stressful for you. The good thing is that you got through it. Some days are so hard to be motivated. I think it's awesome you didn't back out.

Can I ask what type of float you made? I imagine a lot of work goes into that.

HJam5880
HJam5880 in reply to Dolphin14

Both floats were just a trailer hooked up to a pick up truck. One float has lights and garland around the top of the trailer and has a Christmas tree on it. Nothing special there. The other float had poster boards that had been cut and taped with red duck tape like an old movie popcorn box and then we made huge pieces of popcorn with the foam insulation that comes in a spray can. There was also lights, Garland, and ornaments on this float.

Dolphin14
Dolphin14 in reply to HJam5880

That sounds great. I'm sure it was a bummer when it started to rain.

But, you got it done and I'm sure things looked great.

Now you can rest:)

HJam5880
HJam5880 in reply to Dolphin14

Thank you! I could rest but I have three assignments for school to finish by Thursday night, and I have a dentist appointment today.

Dolphin14
Dolphin14 in reply to HJam5880

Get those assignments done 👍

And no cavities lol

HJam5880
HJam5880 in reply to Dolphin14

lol I’m trying to get them done and yes hopefully no cavities lol.

Congratulations on pulling through and making other people happy. other upset people got a real uplift from seeing the floats and feeling the holiday spirits. You gave of yourself to a nice project even as you were not feeling chipper. I admire that for what it’s worth.

HJam5880
HJam5880 in reply to Tikirob

Thank you! I was trying but I was exhausted by the time the parade started last night and then we got soaking wet so then I really just wanted to go home and go to bed. But I did it!

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to HJam5880

HJam, and that's what counts my friend, you did it :) xx

HJam5880
HJam5880 in reply to Agora1

Thank you!

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