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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original
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There's lots of pounding and swearing and Nickelback music coming from below right now. I'm afraid he's going to start chainsawing his way through the wall like Jack Nicholson...Oh Raaaachel, I'm hoooome! Help!

Did'ya at least get a towel before the wall gave way? I'm sure the llamas needed a whole to look through anyway.

Voyeurism! :lol: :lol: :lol: The worst part about peeping in occasionally is that we make so little sense when continuously viewed, the occasional glimpse must be like watching One flew over the cuckoo's nest.

or maybe it's always like that....

:ph34r:

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Hi everyone-late posting here--busy day.

John's still sick- and not getting better. Jen was at work last night and knows this fab GI dr in our hospital and he has agreed to see JOhn. He cannot understand why this other dr is insisiting on more scans while a patient is in this much pain. John has not eaten since Monday--a nibble here and there and then he gets sick.

spent the evening with Jen and Landen we made dinner at their house after we spent time doing some spring shopping.

Heres a very unsilly thing- as I was leaving Jen's @ 9:15 I grabbed my phone which was on vibrate and hidden in my purse awasy from little curious hands....here I had 17 missed calls and new text msgs. So I clicked on the text msgs all from John- the 1st said call me ASAP and the next two said Help....I got scared with him the way he is....so i hurried up and called him- here he went out to switch the trash cans and got locked out....@ 8:45.....he had forgotten to unlock the bottom lock on the inside door but he had left that door open--Lucky came along and pushed on the door shutting it....locking John out in his boxers....and it is like 45 out.....so I rushed home....

not much else to report---finally the wind is dying down!

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OMG :lol: :lol: :lol:

I leave for a lame posh party and.........we have a new voyeur???? with a house exploding whilst in the shower and Nickelback and power outages and such and........she's a writing critic???????

(oh dear gawd)

:huh:

:lol:

:blink:

:lol:

I LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDD

Llama Lady appears on the same day..............

what are the odds?????????

MIMOMMY STAY AND PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You is WACKL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (that is a good thing)

:P

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Goooood Sunday Morning, all!

Today is a crazy one for the books. . . . .My dad has gone back into the hospital - - same problems are back. So I will fit in another visit there today....spent yesterday evening there while he got xrays and CT scans.

One, perhaps two, final tourney games for the Wildcats this morning and this aft. Hope they win it all! My dad is very sad that he's missed the end of Sophie's season. :(

Annnnnnd. . . . .. another baby shower this afternoon, with another Baby Tatt Registry in place. Gad. I ignored it and got my niece several baby board books, an adorable li'l leather baseball glove and ball, and many sleeper/jammies, summer and winter.

There. That takes care o' THAT.

Astonishing thing - - I will manage to come on here at some point in the day. I simply amaze myself, sometimes.

:lol:

Amanda! That poor hubby o' your'n. . .. . ..!! Glad he finally got in safe and sound.

Uh, listen... .. .. ..just keep yer phone on "ring' at all times....even when at the movies, church, appointments. . . . . .. <_<:rolleyes:

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Just popping by for a quick hello.

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Another day of sunlight expected here. Planning a walk and a couple hours of moving things around in the yard.

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It is currently bright and sunny. But the outlook for tomorrow is for precipitation that belongs, not in spring, but the season recently ended. Ten or more centimeters of snow. :angry:

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Hi guys!! :D

Got nowt except murderous intent towards me youngest child :ph34r:

...but dear gaaaawd!!!!

New peeps and Mimommy!!!!! :D

The return of Llama lady!!!!!!!!!!

Exploding houses (caused by Nickleback? :unsure:) whilst in the shower (that's normal ain't it?? :unsure: )

Suzzelle's unbearably cute new av!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Em, hope your Dad's ok :)

I shouldn't (but I did) <snort!> at Amanda's tale of poor John locked out in his boxers :lol:

POeter!!! What in hell???

10 centimetRes o' snow???? :blink:

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It is currently bright and sunny. But the outlook for tomorrow is for precipitation that belongs, not in spring, but the season recently ended. Ten or more centimeters of snow. :angry:

You must be getting our weather (actually, I think we're getting yours). Here in the Detroit suburbs they're calling for 6 inches of the nasty white stuff overnight. Enough already!! My tulips and daffodils can't take anymore.

And no fears--it's not critic , but critique.

One implies self-important nincompoop with messy desk and bad diet. The other implies forward thinking liberals with fantasy life happy endings and plenty of Kleenex boxes. (I'll take the fantasy over the fast food any day.)

We don't meet anymore, anyway. It was a 2 year volunteer gig at my local library, all in good fun.

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Another day of sunlight expected here. Planning a walk and a couple hours of moving things around in the yard.

Jess! When does your li'l-thumbed neighboUr begin his works at your place?

It is currently bright and sunny. But the outlook for tomorrow is for precipitation that belongs, not in spring, but the season recently ended. Ten or more centimeters of snow. :angry:

Dear gawd.....did not hear of this. We always get what you've had, POeter... :unsure: ....but our forecast is for rain and +8 for the next three days.. ........ ...

And no fears--it's not critic , but critique.

One implies self-important nincompoop with messy desk and bad diet. The other implies forward thinking liberals with fantasy life happy endings and plenty of Kleenex boxes. (I'll take the fantasy over the fast food any day.)

:lol::lol: OMG....Mimommy crackin' me up. . . . ....

Critic vs. Critique.. . . . . . . ..seems like the difference to me is simply the Anglo-Saxon world vs. that of the Mediterranean. . . . . . :rolleyes:

Actually, I have never heard of critique used as a noun, only a verb. I have critiqued SO many pieces of drivel in my life, I sometimes want to throw myself into the Rideau Canal.

Y'know, that kinda thang. :lol:

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Jess! When does your li'l-thumbed neighboUr begin his works at your place?

I'm hoping he'll show up Monday. We only get two more days of sun before the rain comes back.

Public service announcement: If you've been eating sticky dried fruit, do NOT pet a spring-time kitty.

:ph34r: must go bathe....

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Public service announcement: If you've been eating sticky dried fruit, do NOT pet a spring-time kitty.

:lol:

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Voyeurism! :lol: :lol: :lol: The worst part about peeping in occasionally is that we make so little sense when continuously viewed, the occasional glimpse must be like watching One flew over the cuckoo's nest.

or maybe it's always like that....

:ph34r:

:lol: :lol: :lol: Just re-read Jess's post and wanted to highlight this sentence......really gave me a good chortle.

but how scary that we make so much sense.......to ourselves....... :lol:

well :blink: I have the wackl-est Kitteh :wub:

Um - my small bath mat is gone from the bathroom.......just......gone :blink: and I am certain he has dragged it off somewhere......but I can nae find where :huh: also a necklace I wanted to wear last night........who in hell knows where it is........he drags things around wif him.......I have found many things in his sleeping spot, which is the back cushion on the couch......like a little nest of stolen things in there :huh:

:wub:

:lol: :lol:

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I have critiqued SO many pieces of drivel in my life,

Life is too short for bad fiction, I always say. Forsooth, thou must wieldeth yon mighty red pen. Hey, lady, be careful--you could cross somebody's 'i' out with that thing!

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Did'ya at least get a towel before the wall gave way? I'm sure the llamas needed a whole to look through anyway.

So, my husband went to Ace Hardware this morning (3 blocks from our house) to get some Primer, and they couldn't scan his credit card cuz the power had been out since yesterday--coinkydink? I think not.

And dressing in front of those doe eyed llamas is just down right embarrassing <blush> we just don't do that sort of thing around here.

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Hey, lady, be careful--you could cross somebody's 'i' out with that thing!

:lol: :lol:

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Drrrrrrrruuuuuuumrollllllllllllll. .. . . .........

*********GOLD MEDAL!!!!!!!!!********

OMG.....In overtime.. . ... . ...I couldn't stand it.

Well.........my mom was at this game. She screamed much more than I did, and I was feeling no pain from the wine-swilling baby shower from which I had raced.. . . ... .methinks I was quite vocal, but my mother? Man . . . . ...

She stood at one point, after a very bad call on one of our players, and screeched,

I am a f*ckin'-TAS-tic fan!! :lol:

Um, nice variation, Mom . . .. . . ...

At one point Sophie was being shoved around by a couple of opposing defensemen (defensegirls) and my mother yelled, "Now, I am that goalie's grandmother!! You girls LAY OFF HER!!" :lol::lol:

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So, my husband went to Ace Hardware this morning (3 blocks from our house) to get some Primer, and they couldn't scan his credit card cuz the power had been out since yesterday--coinkydink? I think not.

gahhhhhhhhhh :lol: :lol: all his fault........

Drrrrrrrruuuuuuumrollllllllllllll. .. . . .........

*********GOLD MEDAL!!!!!!!!!********

OMG.....In overtime.. . ... . ...I couldn't stand it.

Well.........my mom was at this game. She screamed much more than I did, and I was feeling no pain from the wine-swilling baby shower from which I had raced.. . . ... .methinks I was quite vocal, but my mother? Man . . . . ...

She stood at one point, after a very bad call on one of our players, and screeched,

I am a f*ckin'-TAS-tic fan!!

Um, nice variation, Mom . . .. . . ...

At one point Sophie was being shoved around by a couple of opposing defensemen (defensegirls) and my mother yelled, "Now, I am that goalie's grandmother!! You girls LAY OFF HER!!"

:lol: :lol:

and

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fan-pharking-tastic indeed.........YAY SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!! Just loved yer whole ebullient post :lol:

and yer mum - dear gawd :unsure:

:lol: :lol:

but what good news!!!!!!! You must have been outta yer mind at that game, Lady :blink:

and now it's all over!!!!!!!

crack open the absinthe, put the crutch tips in, and get to the ho'tub!!!!!!!!!!

*****************

am freezing cold.........it's about 70 outside :lol::ph34r:

also - have poison oak just from BEING AT WORK - got it from the radio harnesses or maybe a contaminated sweatshirt I moved........proves the theory - I can practically just hear the words "poison oak" and will have an outbreak :blink:

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Is any one going to guess my identity any more?

have given up?

heres a hint...

im a lady (a llama lady)

I live in a...

house (i think) :ph34r:

and another hint:

llamas are in finanshal ruin

im allergic to cats and taxes

:D now im scared...

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llamas are in finanshal ruin

im allergic to cats and taxes

ah. A former member of Lehman Brothers. You've been trying to switch high powered fashion from wool suits to llama suits by subtly incorporating hand made llammawear into your wardrobe. With the collapse of the financial market, and the onset of summer, you've put your LlamaCladAmerica dreams on hold for a while.

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the llamas are im me head psillie!

:D:lol:

me doctor said I must live in the present, but to me the past present and future are all the same.

any other guesses?

my docters want to treat me 4 me psillys

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llamas are in finanshal ruin

Well..... ... .. .who isn't? <_<

Llamalady, I have decided that you are Yoko Ono.

:huh:

:lol:

Er sumfin'. .. ........ . . . ..

Sooooze! Oh, dear... . . . .not the dreaded P.O.... . .. . . . . :angry::(

Bright side - - Perhaps it is better than B.O.

:rolleyes:

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ah. A former member of Lehman Brothers. You've been trying to switch high powered fashion from wool suits to llama suits by subtly incorporating hand made llammawear into your wardrobe. With the collapse of the financial market, and the onset of summer, you've put your LlamaCladAmerica dreams on hold for a while.

:lol: :lol: :lol: absolutely BRILLIANT pscientiphic hypothesizing, Gyeoess. but.......

Llamalady, I have decided that you are Yoko Ono.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

now this, THIS is the phunniest and MOST ASTUTE thing EVER

*snoooooooooooooooort*

OMG - LL is Yoko? :o

we've GOT it!!!!!!!!! that's IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

HI YOKO!!!!!!!!!!!!

<waving giddily and frantically>

:lol: :lol:

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HI YOKO!!!!!!!!!!!!

<waving giddily and frantically>

:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:

Well, I ate something very bad today (no idea what) and I'm feeling better, but I'm dehydrated and exhausted. I'm going to bed (Yes, it's only 7 o'clock).

I've got a boat load of work with a Tuesday deadline. Presumably Tuesday am, since it goes into what the boss is writing and his deadline is probably Tuesday pm. I figure if I wake up early, I'll go in early. Either way it's likely to be another 11-12 hour day.

nite all

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Hey everybody. Jess, I hope you feel better soon! Hi to all the new people I haven't met yet!

Just stopped by to make sure everyone here knew about the Corn Chex thing. I found the post- I should've known it would have been been-there-done-that around here. :lol:

The boys and I are doing well. I mean, yeah there's always some new drama every other week, but I'm starting to think that's just how it's gonna be for quite a while. This past week was really hard for me- Wednesday was my 9th anniversary. (Do you think it was a bad idea to get married on April Fool's Day?) :rolleyes: But anyway, it's over, next week will be better.

I finally was able to find a job, albeit it is at what my mom calls "The Poison Factory" (McDonald's.) I work in the early mornings, and yes indeed there is biscuit flour EV-ER-Y-WHERE, all morning. So I don't know how long this is going to last. But I was desperate, and so far I haven't gotten sick. But I just started a week ago and I sure don't get my hands anywhere NEAR my mouth... I try not to breathe through my mouth either. <_< If I can just stick with it till I've saved up enough money for CNA school, I'll be ok.

BTW, just so everyone knows... it's the Biscuit Maker who makes the salads and the yogurt parfaits every morning, and she is, of course, covered head-to-toe in flour. :o

Gotta run for now. I think about you guys all the time! :wub:

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    • It sounds like you're doing great. That's amazing that your anxiety has decreased like that. You're obviously doing something really good for your health. With the other things I'm sure they will get better in time. After I gave up gluten I had a bad year but overall it got better. Things like anxiety and insomnia massively improved over time with being gluten free. However, going Paleo (which you are on your way to with the no dairy too) really helped my anxiety, as did running and self-taught acupressure. In particular I found processed gluten free foods were awful for my mood. I know you have to find your own way but I really want to encourage you to see how you feel without that if you haven't already. I also can't afford therapy but when I did have it, that helped too but just being well, gives you the chance to sort your own thoughts and feelings out even without a therapist. Good luck
    • Thank you so much guys. Reading that last response and those from forum members who seemed to be mind-bogglingly sensitive to gluten at times helps me feel like less of a freak  Perhaps worse than the symptoms themselves was my fear that I'm the only person on earth who has gone through this and that if it continues, I will end up with all of my friends and family washing their hands of me because it would look to them like I'm the only one with this and so I must be crazy. It's really good to hear that the sensitivity can go down too. I've been holding onto this idea through the tough times, reminding myself that I also had really bad hayfever for a few years, and asthma at a different time and they both got better.  It has been a whole month since I had a bad reaction to gluten. It has also been two weeks since I even had a small reaction and I'm feeling SO much better. I'm still going to take every precaution I can but this feels worlds away from how it was. At my most risk averse, I had a day on holiday where I only ate bananas and avocados because I could eat them without them having been touched by human hands, even my own! (This was straight after getting sicker and sicker and hunting down what it was that made me ill. I found the refill bottles of soap in the house where I was staying and read that they had wheat in them - not an airborne reaction I imagine but when I washed my hands to prepare food it was probably contaminating my food. Plus because I didn't speak the language, I couldn't be sure the new soap I bought was gluten free.) Now, I am still avoiding environments with lots of gluten and staying clear of grains, but I have reintroduced rice using the food challenge method as directed by my dietician (since I understand that rice is, according to Dr Fasano, the lowest risk of gluten contamination of all the grains) and I am building my weight back up. My Paleo+Fasano diet has been assessed by a registered dietician to include every nutrient and micronutrient that I need so I guess having a really good diet is helping too. My husband has been able to see also that the last time he cooked gluten in the house was the last time I got ill. So it is reassuring for him to see that the sacrifice he is making is making such a difference to me. I also took the advice about new cooking utensils - thanks! I have my fingers crossed for me. I want this better health to continue but right now I'm happy to know that there is a break in the clouds and to know that I can feel like me again. A lot of the steps I have taken to avoid gluten would be seen by some as over the top but I can say that for me, when I introduced these steps, that's when I stopped getting reactions and it's all worth it. Good luck to everyone, sensitive or not, who gets into a bad place with managing their reactions. Hang on in there!        
    • Hello all  I have been living gluten free now for 6 months, as directed by my family doctor after a 6 week elimination diet revealed that I may be celiac or gluten sensitive. I was tested by blood work,  which showed nothing, and am awaiting a specialist to get a biopsy done. I am no where close to getting into see her as it is cased as a non emergency. I have been constantly having bowel problems, rashes all over my body, low iron, weight fluctuations, no energy, depression  and anxiety now for 6 years. Have been a huge nuisance(imo) to my doctor requiring constant antibiotics for this,  creams for this "mystery rash" and either laxatives for constipation that would sometimes go on for over a week to diarrhea that would keep my home- no in between . It hasn't been easy, especially whenever doctors are so quick to blame all symptoms as mental illness. Even though I have continuously told them I feel my issues are something simple...  not a mental illness. Anyways long story short, after going gluten free I have had somewhat Nnormal bowel functions, less rashes around my stomach, been able to cut back drastically on my depression medications and anxiety meds, and energy has taken a huge improvement  which all is great! But .... I am constantly HUngry have gained 20 lbs and can no longer fit into most of my clothes. This is really bothering me because I am afraid I am approaching a weight problem.  At only 5'5" weighing 165lbs is large to begin with. Especially whenever I have two children and have only EVER weighed this much while being pregnant with them. I am 26 years old and just tired of not being myself. I am physically healthy and just would like my body to act it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I said I am only 6 months into my journey and have definitely re exposed myself to gluten (accidently) many times in between. Much love. 
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