I like the growingthings idea. There's a thread on here for people who like Gardening. My place is really unsuitable, & when I did try, I had barely noticeable success.
& as fruit & veg have become more expensive, I wonder how I can continue to eat healthy. So, I think it's a great idea.
I'll be around BB for Xmas, so I'll check into the social part of the forum, or for my own threads & I'm easy to find. I would enjoy others to talk to over the Xmas/NewYear time. Like for many, it does have it's own particular stresses & now with this Omicron & more restrictions being applied, it just got harder.
I think, reading your post, does it help to write things out? Are you able to find words more easily when you write rather than speak? I know I'm getting better with speaking what I think & feel. Writing is still my prefered way to work through what's on my mind. I, generally, still find the words I want more easliy coming to mind, but for several month, I am feeling some difficulty with that & my memory has become so poor. But apparently, there's nothing wrong with my brain; just getting old? Okay...what can I do about that? Just keep plugging along, keep pushing,& trying to be patient when I know there's a word I want, but can't find it. It'll come, given a few minutes, or not, & I find another word to use for the time being, & if I want I can go back & put the word in later.
But speaking seems to require that I keep talking, although I'm searching for a word, I feel I must not let the flow of words falter or break off in midsentence. So frustrating. I think my feelings are fuelle by expectations that I always answer when spoken to, & was not allowed to say, "I don't know"... That thought makes a lot of sense to me. As well as the fact I was not allowed to speak at all about some things. Which I refuse these days.😺