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Old 03-26-2013, 05:46 AM   #61
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Adi, that's interesting about your dad's lunch. I would think he'd work up a huge appetite doing maintenance work. I tend to like a light lunch too. I hate eating a big lunch and then feeling full and sluggish all afternoon. But, I always wind up really hungry by 5 and can tend to binge when I get home from work. Yesterday I had some pistachios around 3, which worked great for me. I got home from work at 6 and wasn't ravenous so I wasn't tempted to binge on fudge or chips.
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Kritter - Daddy ran a dragline so he was sitting most of the time except for the time he drove off the ramp loading it on a railcar and almost got killed but otherwise he was out in the weather and heat so a light lunch was what he preferred. Now he stayed at boarding houses back then and that included breakfast and dinner so I am sure he ate a hearty dinner. Brother and I went with him for a week one time and I still remember how neat the boarding house was. Fond memories.
If I have a potato lunch I seem to be able to work past the evening munchies. I am making a fresh pot of coffee when I first get home and a cup of that helps since I quit Diet Coke. I came home early today to feed my new baby since I didn't make it home at lunch to feed her.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #63
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Hello!

Life is staying busy. I'm stuck at 156, life just seems to keep getting in the way of me losing those last 10 pounds. But, happy I'm not in the 160's anymore.

Finally got my fig tree in the ground. I tried this visionary planting method, called Grandma White's, my DH must think I'm completely bonkers, but, the pictures of the folks that use the technique look really impressive. Time will tell.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #64
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And for some reason I am still losing. I am 135.8 this morning after a potato DD of at least 600 calories maybe more. A new low for me. Haven't seen that in at least 24 years. Scrambling eggs for my UD. Shredded cheese and a slice or two of Ezekial bread. Wal-Mart was out of bacon when I stopped in on my home so no bacon this morning. I have learned to cook 4 slices in the microwave. tWO FOR ME AND TWO FOR dh. that way I won't eat the whole package.
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Good idea for the bacon, Adi. Wonder where your bodies set point will be?

I made the mistake of listening to that farm podcast again. This time he talked about the way pigs are raised, it's really horrible. To the point that I went to the Health Food store and paid $8 for 12 ounces of bacon. But, I have to say, it was the best bacon I've had for ages. We don't eat pork very much, so now, as long as I can afford it, it will be a very special treat.

Are you still off for Easter break, Adi? Been making any soap? It's time for me to order again.
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Off tomorrow and I HAVE to make some tooth soap and some facial soap. I got sidetracked with baby goats. DH is helping me feed in the morning which helps but I am usually finished when he gets home in the evening from track practice. For some reason I hate to go work on anything in the soap kitchen after it gets dark. Guess I am a day person.
Picked up my new junior hersire at the airport yesterday. He arrived on American Airlines from New York and the cargo department is so easy to get to and out of and they were so helpful. I have never received a live animal through the Austin airport before but I will certainly consider it again in the future. He cried so much when I put him in a separate pen I broke down and put him in with three other little goats and he shut up.
Dak - I was 120 most of my adult life but that is NOT where I am headed weight wise. That is too low. I think 135 as my highest bounce would be great. Those potato DD's much be some kind of magic.
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Hello all,
Hope everyone is having a nice Easter weekend. We're just having DS over for dinner tomorrow, should be nice.

Thought I'd share a picture on my garlic bed, the wall o waters all have tomatoes in them & the fig in the right back corner is beginning to leaf out.

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Dak - Beautiful. I have never planted garlic but might someday. DH has planted our entire garden hoping for rain in the next few days. I am working on the area against the backyard fence where I used to raise tomatoes and peppers. Slow going and I broke out all on my legs from something I was pulling up. I am suffering today with a migraine and itching too. I have sooo much to do and now I feel awful. Boo Hiss. But I might get the plants in the ground before nightfall if I just keep pushing forward.

Hope everyone has a Great Easter Sunday.
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I hope you get rain, Adi. Last year was pretty dry. We've had rain here, but no real storms that actually soak the ground.

Sorry about your migraine, I can sympathize, my neck has been in pain since Friday. Not sure why at all.

Going to have a ham today, asparagus, and a recipe I found for Delmonicos potatoes.
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Happy Easter everyone!

We're having lobster tails for dinner. I picked them up for $6.00 each last week. If they're still on sale tomorrow I'm going to pick up a bunch and then make lobster roll sliders for a party I'm having next week for the NCAA Final Four games.

Dak, your garden is beautiful and inspirational! The landscaper is supposed to start pulling out our bushes out front soon and I'm trying to plan what I'm going to plant. I'm also thinking about asking him to put in a raised garden bed out back for planting veggies. I think out front I want to plant an herb garden, butterfly bushes and some wildflowers I can use for cutting and putting in vases in the house. The hose is right there so it will be easy to water.
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Hi all. Migraine turned out to be one of the worst I have had in a long time. A sick one. I was so dizzy I had to hold onto the milk stand to keep from falling over. Dh fed the babies and then saw how dizzy I was and stayed with me until I finished so I didn't hurt myself. Came in and took a 3 hour nap. Still feel awful. Drinking some broth but still feel nauseated. Have progressed from burning up to freezing. Great. I will get nothing planted today.
kritter - have fun planning your garden. I had a butterfuly bush but if succumbed to the heat and drought last year. Like everhting else I had.
We are supposed to have severe weather this evening like hail and high winds. DH parked the new truck in the carport instead of my 12 year old Excursion. Wonder why?
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Adi, stay safe with that storm! Hail always make me a little nervous. I love spring thunderstorms but it seems like over the last few years, we've gotten more tornadoes in the area. Nothing like they have in the midwest, but still don't like hearing about them close to home.

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Did the nap at least get rid of the headache? Sounds like you're coming down with something. Best thing to do is rest!

I cooked up the lobster tails for DH and after he finished, he decided to clean up the table where he ate. This was very sweet. But, his idea of cleaning up my nice wood table was to pour concentrated Dawn dishwashing liquid onto the table. Enough to clean a sink full of dishes! Then he started smearing around the soap with a sponge. I think at that point I was standing there with my mouth hanging open, in shock. I told him I'd finish up and to never clean the table again, lol. I think I really need to have a 50s retro house with all formica topped tables that he can't possibly destroy
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kritter - I feel somewhat better after my nap. Not nauseated any longer. Head still hurts. Hopefully by tomorrow it will be gone. Finished all of the chores early just in case we get a bad storm. Don't want the electricity to go out in the middle of milking.
Men - I sometimes wonder how they survive.
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Happy April 1!!!Spring has sprung. Supposed to get to the 80's here today. We missed the storms last night but more are in the making for today and tomorrow.
138.6 this morning. My hands are really swollen so some of that is water retention.
Had my big UD breakfast and ready to roll. Feel totally drained from my migraine day Sunday but feel much better otherwise this morning.
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Happy April Fools day to you too! No one got me today, thankfully. Glad you're feeling better, Adi! Those other kind of days sure make me appreciate my health.

Had a good DD today, trying to get disciplined again. Easter is over, no more holidays for a while. Our Easter was nice though, the Delmonicos potatoes were just as good as I hoped.

Kritter, I know that open mouth, can't believe he's doing that feeling. Got to wonder if they do just so they won't have to clean again, LOL.
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Hi all.
138.0 this morning after an UD. Feel much better although last night I had the aura thing going so I expected a massive headache this morning but not yet. Expecting storms again. The dog and I have had breakfast, cooked eggs for Pinkie the LGD and now have DH's eggs cooking. I have an egg pipped in the incubator so should have another baby chick by this evening. I am moving my first six out to the milk room in the dog crate for now. They can get really noisy in their box that is now in the living room due to DH wanting to do laundry.
Off to do chores
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LOL dak, I think that may be part of it. He will screw things up just to get out of work.

adi, I get those "auras" a lot. Most of the time for me they don't turn into a migraine, thank goodness.

I have a single daffodil blooming. I don't remember it being there last year. But there are a lot of other green things shooting up. I love spring! Just wish it would warm up a bit. It was chilly today and really windy.
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We have rain and lots of it. So our garden should grow. Or wash away.
kritter - I rarely have the auras and I have had several really close together so that worries me a bit.
Since I am going to retire June 30th I decided to make doctor appointments and see all of them before I change over to retirement insurance. Not a good day for that. My eye doctor has retired and I got a recording at my gyn office saying he had passed away. So much for getting a doctor younger than I am. And I REALLY liked him and finding a doctor you like is soooo hard. I googled him and he died the end of February but I did not see anything that said how so I guess it was natural causes not an accident. maybe a heart attack. I did find me another eye doctor that comes here on Mondays so I won't have to travel so that should work out.
I planted daffodils one year and they were so pretty then we moved. Should have dug them up.
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Adi, how exciting for you retiring in 3 months! I'm so happy for you and JEALOUS LOL!

That really stinks about losing your gyn. I love mine and am dreading the day she retires. Finding one you like and trust is so difficult. Before finding her I had tried 3 others that people recommended and I was like "What the heck are they thinking". The other docs were just awful. One was a distributor for some supplements and tried to sell them to you.
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So happy for you, Adi, just three more months, I don't think I'll ever be able to retire. Getting a younger doctor is always such a challenge.

I got what I thought was a good doc, the fact that she sold supplements didn't really bother me, but should have been a red flag. I needed to see her last summer, called to make an appointment and got and answering service saying she had taken the summer off. No referrals just gone. So then I have to find a new guy and go through the whole new patient exam. She has the audacity to call me, with a robot, saying she has a new office and that I should essentially pay and come in and see it and have an exam, and that shes not taking certain insurances anymore, 5 min voicemail. I lost it, I called back, spoke to a live person and told them in no uncertain terms never to call me and leave a computerized voicemail on my machine again.

I hate to say this, but I think I want to stick with male doctors. Women docs seem to get stressed at a certain point and just bail on their practice, while men tend to be more committed. Second woman doctor to flake like that for me.
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Dak - There seem to be fewer women doctors in this area than in most and most of them seem to be in pediatrics. I have to check my insurance to find one in the network and just pick a name I guess. I used to have a really good general pradtitioner that was female in another place we lived. Hated to elave her behind. Haven't found another like her. Thank good ness I am in good health and rarely go see a doctor. Only specialists. Like my foot doctor. Haven't been sick in so many years so now that I have said that I will get some dread disease tomorrow.
Kritter - forgot to add that I will have to lay out all of July and then I start back but only 2 days a week. I am excited about that part. So my income will actually stay the same adding my retirement and part time work together but I get three more days off a week, Can't beat that.
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Two day work week sounds awfully better than two days off! Hope your headache is gone.

This weekend has to be for taxes. I hate doing taxes.
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Me too Dak but I also have to drag it all out and get it done and out of the way.

And I went to Bryan to buy feed and pick up some golf clubs I bought on an online auction from Texas A&M and grocery store etc. Just got back and I have baby chicks pipping. I am so excited. The first one is a green egg. He/she has almost zipped all the way around. Won't be long.

I left the front door open to bring in all of the groceries etc since I had let Sami out into the backyard. Boy was I surprised when I finished and there was a cat sitting in the kitchen eating out of Sami's food bowl. I screamed at it and it turned and looked at me and then continued eating. I had to pick it up and take it outside. It has a collar but it sure isn't mine and I don't do house cats. Now Sami can smell it in the house and she is going crazy.
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Saturday morning and today is a DD. My UD yesterday got out of control since I forgot to take anything to eat and ended up snacking on things I had bought at Sam's for DH. Not good. 138.8. this morning. Got to have a good DD to counteract yesterday.

I have nine baby chicks hatched out and 8 more pipped so this is going to be a good hatch for me. Sure hope they are girls. I hate having to deal with butchering the roosters.

Getting a late star today since DH went to a track meet and got up at 4:30 and I slept late. Have had breakfast and am cooking eggs for the LGDog's since I have soooo many extras. I will cook them a dozen every day until I catch up. They deserve a treat anyway.

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What lucky dogs! I think next year I'm going to get a few chickens.

I'm trying to connect with my neighbors that sell eggs. The first one I tried was along my drive home, huge sign, Eggs 4 Sale. $4 for 18, pretty fair price, then I made the mistake of asking to see them. The first says he wants to stop and check water and takes me to his hackery, big set up, he has 2 trays set up with 4 levels, all different types of chicks. Older chicks in pens on the floor, a rooster that's in recovery for something, eggs hatching.

Then he starts checking on them. Oh no, he says. As he starts pulling out dead chicks. 4 from the first tray he checks. Oh no. Long story short, a dozen dead chicks. He doesn't know why, maybe too hot for them? I start looking at my phone, got to run! He says the chickens are just further up, so we check out the chickens. None dead, thankfully.

So that's one supplier off my list. Second guy with a sign by the mailboxes hasn't returned my calls. There's another neighbor I can just walk over & ask. Beginning to feel like doing it myself will be the easiest.
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Dak - A few laying hens are easy to keep. Would only need 4-6 for your own needs most likely. I have 14 running around in the incubator but several more are pipped so I can't open the lid until they are all hatched that are pipped so they don't dry out. They are getting noisy. Every time the heat comes on they start running around of flopping around or whatever they are doing in there. I have moved the first 7 that hatched early to a dog crate on the patio with a heat lamp. They seem really happy in their new digs. More room and they can see out too.
Neighbor with the big incubator needs to check his trays more often. I just have a small incubator and rarely has one ever died in it.
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4 to 6 sounds like a nice sized flock. This year I'll create the place for them, snake, fox, and hawk proof. Should take some planning.

Finally went out and mowed today, looks so much better. Laid out 100 feet of drip line, so now, get to address the plants I want to hook up to the system. Always something new to do.

Adi, can you let me know what you have available in terms of soap? Time for me to reorder.

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Dak - I am embarrassed to say that I have not made anything that I am out of. I have Dragon's blood and F&M and regular Oatmeal, milk and honey. After I finish morning chores it seems like it is time to start evening chores. Plus planting the garden. I so hope I can get around to doing something in the soap kitchen soon. Friday I had great plans but had to go to Bryan to get feed so I also shopped for some things I wanted and it took all day. So much for that day off. Then the chicks hatched and I was so entertained I didn't get anything done. Gosh I sound like DH making excuses.
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I need to read back and check up. Once again I am not getting updates! I miss you all! I was at the beach for a week and prior to that got sidetracked by this and that.

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Kids back to school tomorrow so I can check up and check in on you all!
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lilmiss - welcome back and I am jealous since I love the beach.
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