OFFLINE

Bernie_
My URL: http://www.depressiontribe.com/Bernie_

JOB: Retired
SMOKE: No
DRINK: Yes
RELIGION: Prefer not disclose
ORIENTATION: Straight
DATING STATUS: Married
MEMBER SINCE: January 9, 2010
POINTS: [ 4000+ ]
GENDER: Male
LOCATION: Washington, United States
AGE: 72
VIEWS: 27476
STAR SIGN: Capricorn
LAST LOGIN: 06.26.16




OFFLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
[ ADD ME ]


Because of life experiences, I'm a VERY open minded person. I have a little bit of low self esteem but not nearly as bad as earlier in my life. I'm not fond of being in large groups for any length of time but would much rather be with one or two people. YES! I am an introvert. I'm mechanicly inclined and have been since a child. I can weld, do wood working and carpentry, plumbing, rebuild engines, build electronics as well as a little masonery. I've never been afraid to tackle anything in life except maybe depression. I've always enjoyed challenges in life and still do. I know if I put the effort into something, I can accomplish it. I've had a social phobia from the time I can remember until about 12 or so years ago. I'm sure it was from low self esteem. I've had major depression for about 15 years that I know of and I suspect I've had some form of depression all my life. I'm adopted and had wonderful parents. As a child, I can remember a lot of fun and happy times but I also remember a lot of lonliness. It makes me wonder if I was born with some depression. If you would like to know more about me, I have written some blogs "memories of my life". It will give you some insight of the real me I suppose. I'm VERY easy to get along with and it takes a LOT to upset me. When I'm really upset, it's not a pretty sight. LOL I think a lot... if something is bothering me, I think about it a lot before I act. I try to think before I say things so as not to upset someone. I hate saying something and it not come out like I really meant and felt.


Listening to waves crashing on a beach. Looking at the stars. Watching people. A nice campfire. Sitting in a hot tub when it's snowing. People that really care, travel. I love music but have days I have a hard time listening to it. Love to see and learn others cultures.

-------- Image Sharing




Atlas Moth, found in Southeast Asia

I don't like "control". Don't like controlling people nor controlling governments. Everyone should be free to do as they like as long as they aren't bothering others. Is it too much to ask that we all get along? Don't like abuse of any kind... MANY catagories. Did I mention that I don't like depression and how it affects my life? :)



[This member only allows comments from his/her friends.]



SHOWING LAST 5 of 6096 ENTRIES [ VIEW ALL 6096 ]
From: delane
June 26, 2016, 12:01 pm
Heya, Bernie. ***Hugs*** Never fret over writing too much or whatnot. i think it's great. i completely understand what you're saying about the steers...lol Sometimes, animals just make us feel more like we belong here. :) So, in retrospect, you preferred steers over goats? Oh, and as well as natural fertilizer, they also saved on gasoline and oil, too, i'd imagine. ;) i was injured as a backseat passenger, in 1997, when my son was one month old. All four of us were in the car, at the time, with my daughter in the front (booster seat) and son beside me, in his own car seat. i wound up with a bleed on my brain, a coma for about 10 days; cracked pelvis; broken pelvis; broken femur (rod); and some smaller abrasions. When i was released from the hospital, within two weeks i wound up with a blood clot in my leg...which i in turn waited more than 12 hours for a doc to tell me, but since i told my (ex) husband to take me home so i could die, and the nurses had to 'buzz us out', they stopped us. The nurses saved my life, that day. Since then, i've had a seizure and a LOT of migraines and headaches, as well as other chronic pains. But, i've also learned that as long as i feel the pain, i'm still 'here.' When this all happened, i made up my mind, on the hospital bed before they released me, that i was not going to keep silent, any longer, regarding my own experiences. If no one would listen, i'd just write, and eventually, somehow, somewhere, someone would listen. i lost a lot of what i had, 'upstairs,' and have issues with short-term (and long-term) memory loss. So, i've never been the "advanced pupil" i was before. But, that's OK, too. Ya know, as far as 'farm-life' is concerned, i miss ducks. lol They were the best "watchdogs" we ever had. i miss the critters, in general. But, i have to admit that even after the 'farm-days,' and when we were staying a bit closer to the road and not so far back in the 'country,' deer would come to visit, at least a few times a year. One time, i counted a dozen+, right in my front yard! It was just...breathtaking. OK, i'll stop, now...lol i hope your weekend finishes on a good note for you, and you find some rest, after all your hard work!!! Take care, my friend!

OFFLINE


The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Activity:

From: Liz223
June 26, 2016, 9:47 am
Hi, how are things? It's overcast here and I hope we get some rain. I love a lazy rainy afternoon. However, I plan to relax and be lazy whether it rains or not. :) Glad you took time out to go have a cool one and visit for a bit. Please be careful when you climb up to clean the roof and gutters. We don't want two bad backs.
Hugs, Liz

OFFLINE


'A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.'
Activity:

From: delane
June 25, 2016, 12:06 pm
Hey Bernie. i completely understand the growth-issue. When i was young, we had your 'basic' farm with all the critters, so they do help keep growth down a LOT. Then, as a teenager and young adult, the tending and 'care' of the land was a bit more tedious and time-consuming, but it was workable. Still, after my father was gone and everyone left (only me, then my husband and kids, within a few years), the growth was really evident. So, we opted to basically just tend to the small area where we 'lived,' and not so much the remaining acreage. *sigh Fishing....last Aug/Sept was the first time i'd been since my son was maybe two years old. i was kinda nervous, at first, since i was with my husband and his parents (who all are pretty good/decent at it), but evidently, i fit right in. lol i have to admit that although i really do enjoy fishing, i think being on the water is even more of a plus, for me. It's just so relaxing and the scenery is just lovely. It's a shame, though, considering how the 'fisheries' operate here. There's a quota to how much/many you can catch/keep, and yet, all the other countries that come nearby to take whatever they can catch, do so, without much issue. *sigh i know, i'm probably overstating it a lil, but that's not far off. i know it's affected the livelihood of so many, here, since this is an island and they have depended on cod-stocks and other catches, for so long. Anywhooo.... Well, as far as the accident's concerned: since it happened in 1997, i don't think the other issues are really gonna get much better. The injuries i sustained actually created a lot of chronic issues, but i'm not dead yet. lol i dunno if we'll really do much, over the next couple days...The sun's shining brightly, today, so you'd think that might push me out the door...*sigh But...i just don't have it in me, lately. i'm sure it'll happen, sometime during the coming week...lol So, for now, i'll enjoy my 60+ temps and sunshine from inside..lol i know you're working hard to get things ready. Just please, look after yourself and don't overdo it. ****Hugs****

OFFLINE


The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Activity:

From: Liz223
June 25, 2016, 7:10 am
Hi Bernie, Wally decided he would go with me for a walk this morning. He definitely has a mind of his own. He's a mess. LOL Hope you have a good weekend. I have a lot to be done today, need a boost. Catch you later. Hugs, Liz

OFFLINE


'A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.'
Activity:

From: summer
June 24, 2016, 4:36 pm
Thank you dear bezzy mate. ..You put fine in inverted comas ? Are you really fine ?

I am just very drained..can't think straight. I want to " run something past you " in a few days. I value your opinion more than any one's. I'll PM you when I'm in a bit of a better place.

Love you always bezzy mate.xxx

OFFLINE


Activity:




Myspace Comments


------------








Weather in London, Chester, Birmingham, Glasgow




I have done many things that I've enjoyed. Some I still do, some I would do again and may some day. I've enjoyed snow mobiling, Jet Ski's, snorkeling as well as skuba diving, parachuting out of a perfectly good airplane, snow skiing and water skiing and still love hunting, fishing and camping as well as anything to do with the outdoors. I enjoy wood working and seeing what I can produce with my own hands.


August 4, 2013, 12:09 am


May 10, 2010, 10:20 pm
May 10, 2010, 10:19 pm
May 10, 2010, 10:18 pm
May 10, 2010, 10:17 pm


OFFLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
ONLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE
OFFLINE





© Copyright DepressionTribe.com