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Originally Posted by chlobo View Post

Wow TS, so sorry to hear about that.  It sounds stressful.

 

And CS, we're in the midst of that crap too.  We have mouse & shrew crap all over our basement.  Totally gross.


Okay, that makes me really curious. How can you tell mouse poo from shrew poo? I don't think I've ever seen shrew poo. Mabe I've never even seen a shrew, since I'm picturing a mole. Though Madagascar comes to mind with all these posts, "If you have any poo, fling it now"
 

 



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Originally Posted by tsfairy View Post

 

Again, thanks so much for the words of support. They mean the world. I was in such a better place last night after being able to hash this out here and with a couple of IRL friends who understand. Of course I was still up all night going over the whole scene in my head. I'm upset with myself because I should have taken charge of finding out the menu and helping MIL make it gluten-free. I could have easily brought a bottle of gf soy sauce for her. But I left it up to DH who didn't bother to do anything. Instead, he told me on the way over (on the way to dinner!) that I might have to fix something else for the kids and me. SERIOUSLY DH?  When the SHTF I did overreact, I can definitely see that. But it's difficult to be blindsided like that and stay calm, especially when the one person who should support me (DH) is refusing to do so. 

  

Oh dear I wrote a book! If you've made it this far, once again thanks everyone for letting me vent. :)


Yeah, I'd have issues with being blindsided. But I always talk to the person beforehand about exactly what's on the menu or bring my own food. I don't want my kids going hungry. I can do just fine. But not them. So I always have something for them at least.

 

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GAH.

Trying to get the floors washed.... AHAHAHAHA. I have  a 3 year old and 18 month old so that's a real fun task.

I may lose my mind. It hasn't been washed in 3 weeks (usually done every week) and it is SO GROSS. Where's the pulling my hair out smiley? This one will have to do: banghead.gif

Oh yes, also... This may come as no big surprise to anyone, but apparently the soft, chewy cat treats have gluten (no surprise there) and CHEESE. Really?! Cheese? Wth?!

 

Give them some raw meat if you need to give them a treat. Once we went raw, it was so much easier (on the dog and the kids) though DS won't feed the dog because he won't touch the chicken (it's one of his intolerances). But if I'm giving her a different kind of meat, I make him do it so it all evens out. There are oats in almost every kind of wheat-free dog food out there. Plus a lot of other stuff once you start looking.

 

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I love having a tree up. I'm such a scrooge about it until it's up and then I don't want to take it down. We got a real tree this year for the first time. DH has objected in the past because of possible allergies but he seems ok so far. Keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have to swap out for our artificial tree before Christmas.

 


DH was allergic to real trees. And when he finally confessed to the rashes and asthma flare ups, we got a fake tree about 9 years ago. I can't believe he endured it for the first 10 years of our marriage without saying a thing. It may also depend on the kind of pine (though it didn't for us).

 

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Originally Posted by Sandrine View Post

(((HUGS)))) CS and Theloose.

 

 

I have to find a way to get my b/p up. It's crazy low and for other ppl, they would be comatose if they had my reading. Is there anything else than caffeine and salt that will raise a b/p???



 How low? Mine is really low. But I alwys thought it was good to have low.

post #122 of 770
Yeah- the only things I'm finding that I would order is packaged stuff for Johnny. But most of that I can get way cheaper through Azure (although I guess with a 50% discount it would end up being cheaper... hmmm.)
post #123 of 770
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So, not sure what's up with me, I was just exhausted today.  Slept 9 hours last night, and still by 10am I was exhausted, and the kids are old enough that I can tell them I need to lie down, so I dozed on the couch for 2 hours this morning.  bigeyes.gif  So I feel like I'm just now starting the day (though the first start wasn't bad, it just didn't last).  

 

eta: Oh yeah, so I was thinking, wow, I'm glad it's December.  No co-op, no travel this year, and it feels somewhat holiday-ish, but life feels slow.  I need slow (obviously).  And I'm even glad that winter is mild this year--I think we turned on our A/C once in December--if we didn't, I was wishing we could but it just feels so darned wrong.  I haven't turned on our heat yet--I may need to do it soon, it's cold (for us), but not actual winter cold, so that means it's not a huge, massive, ugly shock when we go outside.  Just a solid freeze or two and all the mosquitoes will finally die off and we'll be golden. 

 

 

re: low BP, it's most likely adrenal related.  In the short term, more salt, possibly bizarre-ly high amounts--it starts tasting saltier (in a too much way) to me when I've had enough.  Do you feel dizzy and weak and sleepy?  I did when mine got to about 80/50-something or below (my machine apparently doesn't measure lower than that), but that was only a couple days.  I can stay at 90/60 and feel okay, but some people feel bad at the number--so I think everyone has their own number, on the low side, at which they start having symptoms.  Longer-term, doing the things you need to heal so that your adrenals get some rest will help, but that takes longer. 

post #124 of 770
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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post

 How low? Mine is really low. But I alwys thought it was good to have low.


It was 88/58 this morning. I've seen it at more like 90/60. Both are low compared to what it used to be in my other pgcies which were about 110/70.


 

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re: low BP, it's most likely adrenal related.  In the short term, more salt, possibly bizarre-ly high amounts--it starts tasting saltier (in a too much way) to me when I've had enough.  Do you feel dizzy and weak and sleepy?  I did when mine got to about 80/50-something or below (my machine apparently doesn't measure lower than that), but that was only a couple days.  I can stay at 90/60 and feel okay, but some people feel bad at the number--so I think everyone has their own number, on the low side, at which they start having symptoms.  Longer-term, doing the things you need to heal so that your adrenals get some rest will help, but that takes longer. 



That's what I'm starting to link it too. I'm tired and sleepy and have no energy at all. Having a hard time doing my normal stuff at home and doing my daycare. :(

 

I'm going to go try and read that big adrenal thread on here.

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post

 How low? Mine is really low. But I alwys thought it was good to have low.


It was 88/58 this morning. I've seen it at more like 90/60. Both are low compared to what it used to be in my other pgcies which were about 110/70.


 

 

Mine is like 90/60 but mine did go up each time I was pregnant into the range you're talking about, so yeah, I guess that is low. I love salt. And have no qualms using lots of it. What's funny is, DH says I don't put enough salt on things...

post #126 of 770

Yeah, that occurred to me as well, CS. (50% discount) I was looking for some specific things that I've been wanting to try too though

baby no type is here

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My friend's baby is here!  You don't know her (well, you do tsfairy), I just wanted to share my happiness.  I haven't heard the details yet, she has very fast labors so I'll be interested to hear if the midwife made it in time (did with #1, didn't with #2, but 2 different cities for the older kids).  But yay! 

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Congrats to your friend, Tanya!!!

 

 

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Kathy,

 

Since you asked, prepare to be disgusted.  Shrews poop in the same spot all the time.  So the mouse poop was in a long line of "jimmies" as he called them.  All over the sills and stuff.  While the shrew poop was in "mounds" in certain places.  And those were only the places we could see.  I'm sure when they take down the insulation it will be quite disgusting.  But boy, was that estimate totally sobering.

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Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif

I'm considering doing Christmas baking this year. I'm pondering making a huge batch of flax goop (the one which uses whole flax seeds but then discards the seeds, rather than ground flax) for those things in which I don't want the flax to be apparent (thinking white cakes or something?).

Really want to get a good sugar cookie recipe.

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Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif


biglaugh.gif No kidding. orngtongue.gif

Um.... did Leigh change her name, or do we have someone new in chat? wink1.gif
post #133 of 770
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biglaugh.gif No kidding. orngtongue.gif

Um.... did Leigh change her name, or do we have someone new in chat? wink1.gif



Definitely not Leigh, unless she also changed her irl name to Jessica. loveeyes.gif

Which reminds me (thank you).

 

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and now to actually be productive (I hope).

post #134 of 770
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Originally Posted by FireWithin View Posttested myself on Mo and 5-htp to see how much I need in one day - pendulum said:  Mo 12 and 5-htp 15 yikes2.gif

Looks like I'm a little worn out nutrient wise.  Don't worry I won't be taking that much 5-htp, doesn't seem safe, and I will be taking 1/2 of the Mo.

 

Well, girl I hope it helps. I have only ever taken 100 mg/day but I have read a few books recommending much, much more. LIke 200-300mg, 3 x day.

 

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Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood View Post

Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif

I'm considering doing Christmas baking this year. I'm pondering making a huge batch of flax goop (the one which uses whole flax seeds but then discards the seeds, rather than ground flax) for those things in which I don't want the flax to be apparent (thinking white cakes or something?).

Really want to get a good sugar cookie recipe.


Did you see my post about chia seeds? I got white chia seeds from Azure specifically for blending in purposes and I used it in my pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, worked very well, nice and smooth. I grind in my blender and they get much finer than flax.

post #135 of 770
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Did you see my post about chia seeds? I got white chia seeds from Azure specifically for blending in purposes and I used it in my pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, worked very well, nice and smooth. I grind in my blender and they get much finer than flax.



nooo, I missed it! going to look now!

post #136 of 770

The eyes are contagious!

 

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post #137 of 770
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Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood View Post

Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif

I'm considering doing Christmas baking this year. I'm pondering making a huge batch of flax goop (the one which uses whole flax seeds but then discards the seeds, rather than ground flax) for those things in which I don't want the flax to be apparent (thinking white cakes or something?).

Really want to get a good sugar cookie recipe.

Oh I have one, but it uses eggs, so hopefully the flax seed works.  If you don't see it pop up within the next two days - remind me.

The cookies cut out really nicely and taste normal
 

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Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif




biglaugh.gif No kidding. orngtongue.gif

Um.... did Leigh change her name, or do we have someone new in chat? wink1.gif

LOL about JR's comment and CS's
 

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Originally Posted by FireWithin View Posttested myself on Mo and 5-htp to see how much I need in one day - pendulum said:  Mo 12 and 5-htp 15 yikes2.gif

Looks like I'm a little worn out nutrient wise.  Don't worry I won't be taking that much 5-htp, doesn't seem safe, and I will be taking 1/2 of the Mo.

 

Well, girl I hope it helps. I have only ever taken 100 mg/day but I have read a few books recommending much, much more. LIke 200-300mg, 3 x day.

 

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Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood View Post

Considering Kathy's posts today elsewhere, I think the shrew poop description is mild. mischievous.gif

I'm considering doing Christmas baking this year. I'm pondering making a huge batch of flax goop (the one which uses whole flax seeds but then discards the seeds, rather than ground flax) for those things in which I don't want the flax to be apparent (thinking white cakes or something?).

Really want to get a good sugar cookie recipe.


Did you see my post about chia seeds? I got white chia seeds from Azure specifically for blending in purposes and I used it in my pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, worked very well, nice and smooth. I grind in my blender and they get much finer than flax.



I think I took 6 today and I am smiling.  I even laughed with the boys.  I noticed an up and down feeling though, so I need to spread them out more than I did today.

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I think I took 6 today and I am smiling.  I even laughed with the boys.  I noticed an up and down feeling though, so I need to spread them out more than I did today.


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is it the Mo or the 5htp?

 

welcome, Mimi :)

 

I'm attempting a loaf of bread.  fingersx.gif And ignoring the evidence pointing towards a potato reaction.  Stupid reactions.  This is a bad idea, isn't it?

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