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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-07-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By lorijds
What sort of material does one use for tea...

What sort of material does one use for tea towels?  Does Hobby Lobby, Hancock, or Walmart sell flour-sack cloth?  Does it go by another name?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-05-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By lorijds
I am just now, this minute, learning to...

I am just now, this minute, learning to embroider.  I bought some tea towels on line, and while they were cheap, the quality matches the price.  So thin!
 
Anyone with any good deals on where to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-22-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By lorijds
Good thought. I'll look around for that. ...

Good thought. I'll look around for that.

Does anyone use anything else to add protein and nutrients? Ground flax seeds? Nutritional yeast? I realize the powdered protein is by nature processed,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By lorijds
Flu is mandated at my facility, and most of the...

Flu is mandated at my facility, and most of the area facilities as well. If you refuse or are unable to get the vaccine, you must wear a mask from the beginning of October until the end of March....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By lorijds
Particularly in the summer, I live off of...

Particularly in the summer, I live off of smoothies. But often my smoothie ends up being a lot of carbs/too sugary, and not enough protein. I'm looking for some sort of protein powder or high...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By lorijds
Just FYI, I ended up finding a deal on a...

Just FYI, I ended up finding a deal on a compact, stackable Maytag washer and dryer. Part of the problem was the ceiling in the laundry room was 6' 3"; these two fit with about an inch and change to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By lorijds
You will do clinicals for PT and OT in...

You will do clinicals for PT and OT in healthcare settings, and will be required to get vaccinations.

It's a rare phlebotomist who works in a place that doesn't require flu, hep B, MMR, and other...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-22-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By lorijds
I worked three 12 hour night shifts for most of...

I worked three 12 hour night shifts for most of the last 16 years. When the kids were little (before they were old enough for school), I worked Fri through Sun, 12 hour night shift. It worked great...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 201
Posted By lorijds
Traveled for the first time via train this...

Traveled for the first time via train this summer. In the US, that is.

Just an FYI, it is not like Europe. I expected prices to be fixed. I looked them up online before our trip, and the fare for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By lorijds
Also, I'm trying to fight my tendency to be...

Also, I'm trying to fight my tendency to be attracted to bright, shiny objects.  Really, I'm like a ferret or a raven.  It's NEW!  It's FUNKY!  It's EUROPEAN!  Why wouldn't I want it!?
 
Thanks...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By lorijds
Thanks for the input.   I see where it might...

Thanks for the input.
 
I see where it might be problematic right now, with four people living in the household, but honestly, it seems that if we'd just readjust our mindset it would be find.  My...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-23-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By lorijds
Does anyone have any experience with something...

Does anyone have any experience with something like this?
 
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+3.6+Cu.+Ft.+9-Cycle+Washer+and+6-Cycle+Dryer+Combo+-+White/9945183.p?id=1218199620891&skuId=9945183
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By lorijds
I'm cross posting, I'm not sure if that's...

I'm cross posting, I'm not sure if that's frowned upon, but I'm trying to get some good feedback.
 
Does anyone have any experience with a combined washer/dryer?  I had never even heard of this...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   09-09-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By lorijds
The Birth and Women's Center in Topeka would be...

The Birth and Women's Center in Topeka would be a viable option for an out of hospital birth center.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-08-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,792
Posted By lorijds
Our new house has several fluorescent...

Our new house has several fluorescent lights...you know, the long, boring, office style light fixtures. How can I make these less ugly and more funky? I was in a massage studio once where they had...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By lorijds
We are in the process of purchasing a house that...

We are in the process of purchasing a house that has a funky heating set up. Main portion of the house has baseboard water heat. A single, large family room added on back has a gas wall heater that...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-22-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By lorijds
Thanks for your response!     I assumed it...

Thanks for your response!  
 
I assumed it was more of a "We have to say this" rather than a strictly enforced rule, but I wasn't sure and I didn't want to make major newbie error.  Races are...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-20-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By lorijds
I think most hard core exercise gurus will tell...

I think most hard core exercise gurus will tell you to eat about 30 minutes or so prior to a hard workout.  My friend sees an exercise endocrinologist, and he swears that not only must you eat...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By lorijds
I'm getting ready to sign up for my second half,...

I'm getting ready to sign up for my second half, and as I was on the website, I noted that they specifically state that no headphones, ipods, etc are allowed.  This is a fairly large run, with a 5K,...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-17-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By lorijds
The Redwall books by Brian Jacques sound like...

The Redwall books by Brian Jacques sound like they would be interesting to your child.  The language (and some of the themes:  war, hunger, power, family) is very advanced, but the actual characters...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   04-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By lorijds
Sorry, I missed where you said you weren't...

Sorry, I missed where you said you weren't interested in a home birth.
 
Then I would highly recommend the Birth Center.  I don't think they do not do underwater birth, but they are fine with you...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   04-17-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By lorijds
The Birth and Women's Center is still open and...

The Birth and Women's Center is still open and is still wonderful;  I don't know why they don't update their website.
 
Three Lawrence based homebirth midwives whom I would wholeheartedly...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-17-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By lorijds
Apparently all that I needed was time.  I'm no...

Apparently all that I needed was time.  I'm no longer running with bandaids, and I no longer have blisters.  Thanks for all the suggestions!
 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-02-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By lorijds
I am not a "runner" I suppose, but I think I'm...

I am not a "runner" I suppose, but I think I'm on my way to becoming one.  I run almost exclusively outside.  Occasionally I have to run on the treadmill, and I really can't do more than 2 miles...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By lorijds
If you don't feel bad, if your heart rate starts...

If you don't feel bad, if your heart rate starts to go down immediately upon decreasing or discontinuing your effort, and if you're not having breathlessness, lightheadedness, chest pressure, or the...
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