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Good evening everyone! 

 

I thought I'd get a head start on my Monday Morning Multiquote!

 

Lioness - thanks for the update - it is such a rough coincidence of circumstances for your family.  You seem to be handling it all with strength and grace.

 

I found a copy of the AA serenity prayer embroidered on linen at the thrift store years ago and I couldn't resist buying it and reframing it to hang.  I imagine the unknown embroiderer sewing it as part of a commitment to sobriety - or part of a commitment to a healthy understanding of a loved one's battle with addiction.  I remember my dad when I see it, and well, such things have power, I truly believe.  I should choose something to embroider - been years since I've done something like that.  Would taking on a creative project as part of a commitment to sobriety make sense for your dh?  He's a musician, right?

 

Dok  - glad that RA is ruled out - how frustrating that the lyme test was missed.  That is an important thing to check.  I am not saying that you should abandon your medical quest for answers at all but I am wondering about cell salts for your symptoms?  

 

There is a thread in Health and Healing, which includes my recent post about taking some  particular salts on the advice of the experts on that thread for migraines and for a carpal tunnel issue last week. The improvement was so dramatic in both cases that I still can't wrap my head around it. And cell salts are pretty cheap - pennies a dose.  Cheaper in the States - 500 tabs for eight dollars, or something?

 

 I keep thinking -- all the migraines I've had for 20 years, all the ways that migraines have limited my life, all the bleeping pain and nausea and darkened rooms - and a few doses of Ferr phos and Mag phos cell salts just dissolved away the pain in minutes....not temp relief of some symptoms, the migraine that usually lasts 3 days was just *gone*.  Sorry to go on about it, but I am just bewildered by this (in a good way!).

 

 

Clay - so happy for your news.  Pfft to anyone who is not happy for you.  There is no wealth like good news about health and babies to come.  (And I hope, with aweyn, that you are takiing care of *you* mama.  I know exactly what it's like to put off self care due to an unplanned pg.  Wishing you health and strength to give your babes what they need and still have some for yourself.)  Boo on the confirmation of milk allergy.  Milk is so -easy.  I like the cheesemaking suggestion - have heard that mozzarella is easy enough to make.  Though better if you can just switch the coupons for cheese or veg that your family *will* eat.

 

 

Spent half the day watching the first season of Highlander while entering receipts for my taxes - dh was a huge fan when it first came out and yet somehow I've never seen it.  Lots of fun.  Made me think of you, Cari, for some reason.  Did you ever mention Highlander?

 

Liza - ice worms?  Isn't that something you get in a drink too, like tequila?  Wish the server had offered some chamomile tea or cider or some child-friendly alternative to hot choc!   Otherwise, sounds like a fun day.

 

I had some really nice herbal coffee/chocolate drink that had no coffee or caffeine in it at my hfs last week.  It was $10 for a smallish bag so I didn't buy it, but I've been thinking of sending dh back for it.

 

Maia - really hope that M's ex was just being a nasty ditz and there is no real concern.  How is M?   

 

Have a good night and a lovely morning, all!

 

 

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I'm off to go drop off our notice of intent to leave form to the real estate agent :D 


Woohoo!  Exciting!

post #283 of 296

LOL to ice worms!

 

And lol to the health "warning" too.  not sure how it'll play out yet, but reminders are good.  I know it'll be a big chunk of my TM though!

 

WIC- I was thinking yogurt (easy peasy and with the lactose broken down DH/I can eat it without much to-do) but cheese could be fun.  And those 15 gallons represent the LEAST amount of milk possible!  The nutritionist and I went through every check and swapped out every possible milk alternative.  Which leaves 15 gallons of milk "required".  It's tough because in NY you have to get every item printed on your ticket, so if you want the rice, beans, cereal, and peanut butter you HAVE to get the two gallons of milk too.  I'm really thankful the program is there, but they're not kidding when they say it's more of a farm/ag subsidy program than a nutritional security program.

 

Rain on snow... the roads look dangerous!

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Good evening everyone! 

 

I thought I'd get a head start on my Monday Morning Multiquote!

 

Lioness - thanks for the update - it is such a rough coincidence of circumstances for your family.  You seem to be handling it all with strength and grace.

 

I found a copy of the AA serenity prayer embroidered on linen at the thrift store years ago and I couldn't resist buying it and reframing it to hang.  I imagine the unknown embroiderer sewing it as part of a commitment to sobriety - or part of a commitment to a healthy understanding of a loved one's battle with addiction.  I remember my dad when I see it, and well, such things have power, I truly believe.  I should choose something to embroider - been years since I've done something like that.  Would taking on a creative project as part of a commitment to sobriety make sense for your dh?  He's a musician, right?

 

 

 I keep thinking -- all the migraines I've had for 20 years, all the ways that migraines have limited my life, all the bleeping pain and nausea and darkened rooms - and a few doses of Ferr phos and Mag phos cell salts just dissolved away the pain in minutes....not temp relief of some symptoms, the migraine that usually lasts 3 days was just *gone*.  Sorry to go on about it, but I am just bewildered by this (in a good way!).

 

 

 

 



actually my DH is a carpenter. and so are all his friends and family... who he works with... and drank with. he now has 7 days sober, i am trying to not get all excited but everyone can tell i am happier. less stressed.

 

that embroidery sounds neat. i wish DH would take up a hobby or something that involves sober people but all he wants to do is run around with his friends so he has been sitting at home. he will figure it out. i can only suggest things. he has been more involved with the kids. DD1 really helps with that bc all she wants is her daddy. she was his first kid he got to live with.

 



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WIC- I was thinking yogurt (easy peasy and with the lactose broken down DH/I can eat it without much to-do) but cheese could be fun.  And those 15 gallons represent the LEAST amount of milk possible!  The nutritionist and I went through every check and swapped out every possible milk alternative.  Which leaves 15 gallons of milk "required".  It's tough because in NY you have to get every item printed on your ticket, so if you want the rice, beans, cereal, and peanut butter you HAVE to get the two gallons of milk too.  I'm really thankful the program is there, but they're not kidding when they say it's more of a farm/ag subsidy program than a nutritional security program.

  

 

here we can get milk with acidophilus or lactaid milk. me and the DD's still cant drink it but i give the acidophilus kind to DH, DSD, and DS.

 

all the stuff they give me i cant eat either except the beans. they give you brown rice but i can only have the white. i cant drink juice or eat wheat bread. they do buy sugar free nautral peanut butter though. and all the cereal still has brown sugar or molasses in it. arrgh. i too think it is just a program to support ag. i do like the fruit and veggies checks. i can buy broccoli. :shrug. you could always give the milk away but dont tell wic. they get mad if you dont give the food back to them when you dont need it.

post #285 of 296

Morning lovely ladies!  Since Multi-quote does not love me right now- here we go!!:

 

Maia - hugs to M for the sheenangians his ex is playing... boooooo!  I hope it gets all straightened out right quick!

 

Cari - Sounds like fun & happy house hunting vibes!

 

Liza - ice worms!! That sounds like a very fun festival!

 

Clay - Can you turn that milk into Kefir? Can your family drink that? Yay for your plan for the girls! and Yay for healthy ok for you & that new bebe!! woohooo!

 

Aubergine - I love thrifty finds!

 

LM - way to hang tough with your diet! and Hugs to you for supporting your DH through this tough time *hugs*

 

DOK - bummer for the mis-testing, but yay that its not RA.  I have a friend in her late 20's with it and yowza - it does such a number on the body.

 

 

Well the protests are still raging on here in WI and it is becoming almost a way of life here. I finally dug into a magickal book I ordered awhile ago and holy moses it was the *perfect* read for me. Its Ellen Dugan's Natural Witchery and it just hit home for me with some of the ideas and workings.  I like her writing style and what seems to be down to earth practicality about things.

 

I can't wait to get another one of her books... trying to decide as my birthday is coming up this month *squeeeeeeee*

 

Work will be my lion of the month...so here's hoping it will go out like a lamb by the end of March.  I can't believe its almost MARCH...sweet love where is the time going?

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LM - way to hang tough with your diet! and Hugs to you for supporting your DH through this tough time *hugs*

 

I finally dug into a magickal book I ordered awhile ago and holy moses it was the *perfect* read for me. Its Ellen Dugan's Natural Witchery and it just hit home for me with some of the ideas and workings.  I like her writing style and what seems to be down to earth practicality about things.

 

I can't wait to get another one of her books... trying to decide as my birthday is coming up this month *squeeeeeeee*

 

 i love her books! they resonate with me as well. and now i must borrow them from the library again.

 

i want thin mints whaaaaaaaa. but they ahve HFCS in them :( Lemonades are the only girl scout cookie without HFCS but it has other stuff. i almost dont care.... :) if i want that kind of stuff i have to make it at home so i can make sure to only add what i can have.

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Winter storm here... cold.gif Like Mother Nature had to remind us that despite this week being "Spring Break" it isn't Spring yet...

 

 

Lots of things going on... The putting my foot down, setting limits, taking distance kind of things... Not easy but so needed. redface.gif

 

 

Clay, do you have a yogourt maker or a dehydrator? I make yogourt according to the SCD diet and the 24 to 36 hours long process is said to break down all the lactose so the end product is virtually lactose free. wink1.gif  It might work for you.

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Valerie - Hope the storm is pretty and you don't have to go out too much (at least driving).

 

Cell salts - guess I need to research that one :) Or maybe talk to my naturopath...she would probably know.

 

Clay - wow...that is a lot of milk. I can't think of other ideas of what to do with that much milk then just plain giving it away (but it looks like they don't like that).

 

I got a bunch of paperwork done...still have more to do since I am planning/hosting this giant fancy military dinner on Saturday. I can't go in uniform because...well there isn't a mess dinner version of the maternity dress (which isn't very appealing anyways). Otherwise, I am in food land...eating and planning lots of it! Got tons of organic produce yesterday, but I agree that I would love for the farmers markets to be open. We have a big one, but it is downtown and that is just too far some days. The close one is across the street yay!

 

I am planning to go to a Native Full Moon Ceremony next month. Curious as to how that will go but excited to be with others.

 

Here is to the last day of February and hoping I can keep up in March :)

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostI had some really nice herbal coffee/chocolate drink that had no coffee or caffeine in it at my hfs last week.  It was $10 for a smallish bag so I didn't buy it, but I've been thinking of sending dh back for it.

 

Maia - really hope that M's ex was just being a nasty ditz and there is no real concern.  How is M?  



My rule for buying things is generally this: If I'm still thinking about it 24 hours later, it's meant to be mine. Of course, if it's at a thrift store, and it's not there anymore, I've missed my opportunity and maybe it wasn't meant for me.

 

Thank you for asking. He's...well, kind of weird. The meds make him really quiet. I miss our lively conversations, a LOT. But if they help him focus, and think, and sleep, then it's better for him. He's so moody, or, was without the meds...we're still learning one another, really, and there will be a whole new level of that when we eventually get up that way to live. Yeah-- I can't believe that level of nasty. I hope there's no real concern, too.

 

Does anyone know if divorce things are different by state? Like what Cari said, about it being a "final decree of divorce", does that go for every state?



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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Posti want thin mints whaaaaaaaa. but they ahve HFCS in them :( Lemonades are the only girl scout cookie without HFCS but it has other stuff. i almost dont care.... :) if i want that kind of stuff i have to make it at home so i can make sure to only add what i can have.


I swear I saw a recipe for thin mints that you could make at home. I've been exploring that diet, too, the one Clay has recipes for...oh, whatsit called...no sugar or starch or gluten, I have to modify for honey because I can't have that either. Oh and if you want a NC BBQ recipe I have a good one! It's not thick though. It's vinegary. Very thin. But tasty! I made a whole pork roast in the crock pot with this stuff. It's what they use east-side for pulled pork BBQ, which people generally just call barbeque.

 



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Originally Posted by singin_angel View PostHere is to the last day of February andhoping I can keep up in March :)


Me, too! Who's starting the thread? I have to go upthread somewhere to find all that stuff about the Rosary Mysteries...dang, I forgot to print that part out.

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I swear I saw a recipe for thin mints that you could make at home. I've been exploring that diet, too, the one Clay has recipes for...oh, whatsit called...no sugar or starch or gluten, I have to modify for honey because I can't have that either. Oh and if you want a NC BBQ recipe I have a good one! It's not thick though. It's vinegary. Very thin. But tasty! I made a whole pork roast in the crock pot with this stuff. It's what they use east-side for pulled pork BBQ, which people generally just call barbeque. 

 

 

i cant have honey either. or acv. but i can have dwv. i made some out of ketchup (hfcs free) and mustard with hot sauce. it was good but i cant have hot sauce or ketchup either. so..... this diet is definitely confusing.

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milk sensitivity..... dont throw anything at me, but there's a cell salt for that.................... <ducks>

 

SA~ silica is supposed to be "the" cell salt for early babes. one of the key "symptoms" is weak ankles. so, it kinda jumped out..... 

 

dok~ ditto aubergine on the cell salt rec. i havent had that kind of an "acute" reaction with them yet (though i've seen them in DS), but i have posted about my amazing results on some chronic things. they are astounding. shout-out-from-the-roof astounding. i want to get a ton and give them to everyone.i really think they could "cure" just about anything. i really do. 

 

LM~ there's a brand that makes a pseudo thin mint, i've gotten it at the HFS before. not sure it doesnt have something else you cant have, but it doesnt have HFCS..... green box, just like thin mints. dont remember the brand, though. 

 

i'm ready for march, and ready for warm weather! 

post #292 of 296

It's still Feb where I am - for another 20 minutes - but I spent most of the evening dealing with head lice and I want to leave that behind in February - ugh!

 

Poor ds1 is feverish to start with, but I got an email from his school and, yup, I checked and he had a bad case, poor kid.  Dd, too, though the rest of us seem ok.  Nevertheless, the standard treatment of crew cuts for the boys, special shampooing and manic combing of hair and washing of bedding ensues and continues far into the night. Hated making my poor sick baby go through all that combing and washing and haircutting :-(  Also, contacting of home daycare families because as much as I hate ruining anyone else's night, I have to be up front and we all have to be vigilant and treat any cases to prevent reinfection.  Bleck.  Buh-bye, February.  Don't let the door hit your bum on the way out.....

post #293 of 296

Good morning everyone:)

 

I took a few weeks of this machine just to unwind.  Not that I do much on it but sometimes I find myself living for the thing.  Okay, just a quick pop by, now off to catch up with you all.  I hope things have been going well.  Have a great day.

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come and chat in March thread! treehugger.gif

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i cant have honey either. or acv. but i can have dwv. i made some out of ketchup (hfcs free) and mustard with hot sauce. it was good but i cant have hot sauce or ketchup either. so..... this diet is definitely confusing.

Something weird is happening with my reply. I get a lot of code. It says my mobile browser can only load Basic editor. I'm on a home computer!! Huh?

Anyway what is dwv? What is in ketchup that you can't have? Sugar? Westbrae has an Unsweetened Unketchup that's pretty decent. I'm actually used to it now and regular ketchup tastes too sweet for me.
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green box, just like thin mints. dont remember the brand, though. 

 

i'm ready for march, and ready for warm weather! 


Pamela's? By chance?
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i cant have honey either. or acv. but i can have dwv. i made some out of ketchup (hfcs free) and mustard with hot sauce. it was good but i cant have hot sauce or ketchup either. so..... this diet is definitely confusing.

 




Something weird is happening with my reply. I get a lot of code. It says my mobile browser can only load Basic editor. I'm on a home computer!! Huh?

Anyway what is dwv? What is in ketchup that you can't have? Sugar? Westbrae has an Unsweetened Unketchup that's pretty decent. I'm actually used to it now and regular ketchup tastes too sweet for me.
 

 

tomatoes are a fruit. i can't have fruit.

 

dwv = distilled white vinegar.

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