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#16 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

That is my birthday month so if you are there during my birthday you must give each of the dolphins either a big sloppy kiss OR a gigantic squish from me. :D


I'll remind you when it gets closer and I'll take pics and email them (or gasp!) maybe post them on the chat. Not sure the gang is ready for IH in a swimsuit :blink: May have to wear my sunglasses and scarf.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

So Addy, there was much discussion about what B day cake you would make...what did you decide??
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I'll remind you when it gets closer and I'll take pics and email them (or gasp!) maybe post them on the chat. Not sure the gang is ready for IH in a swimsuit :blink: May have to wear my sunglasses and scarf.

As if. Photo required. You are adorable, inside and out!

Maybe I should buy myself an all-body swimming dress in black so it is slimming. B)
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Neat picture Addy! It's so great you got to pet the giraffes and feed them bread! :D They are certainly amazing animals. Very cool critters. There was video going around of a giraffe fight earlier this week. This isn't it, but there are others on Ye Ol' tube. They said their necks weight 500 LBs.

Have fun swimming with the dolphins IH. But bring your own fish! :)


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Wow! So amazing for you. What did the giraffe feel like? Soft or wiry ?
Great pics!


They feel exactly like I imagined. Their fur is soft but they're leathery underneath. Kind of like the kind of girls that could spend their lives on the African plains and kick lions in the teeth protecting themselves and their babies. Tough girls. My kind of girls.

WONDERFUL!! I'm so glad you had this opportunity! I wish I had had someone take pics of me and my baby elephant, but I know just how you feel. I's SO happy for you!


I wanted to take pictures of the elephants for you! Poor things just will not come out in the cold weather. I don't blame them a bit. The zoo isn't set up to have people inside their building so I didn't get to see them. :( Next time though. I wish you had pics of your baby to share! I'll bet the two of you were perfectly adorable together. ^_^

It is so great that you had such a fabulous day. You deserve it! And you are one cute girl. :P I understand your passion for giraffes. I am that way with a few things but the most recent is at a klapa concert in Croatia where I got to meet the (a capella) singers after (unplanned - this group is BIG and they were not announced to perform). The group came out and I shot out of my seat, tears trickling down my cheeks and shaking like a leaf. My husband was beaming at my happiness. My smile must have literally reached to both ears, down to my (flat) chest and up to my nose I was so thrilled and surprised.

Thanks for sharing your day with your celiac family! :)


Music is definitely something to get worked up about. Sometimes unplanned surprises are the best. :D

I'll remind you when it gets closer and I'll take pics and email them (or gasp!) maybe post them on the chat. Not sure the gang is ready for IH in a swimsuit :blink: May have to wear my sunglasses and scarf.


You really are not getting off the hook that easy. You just need to teach your husband to be a crack photographer and to put a dolphin between him and you! :P

So Addy, there was much discussion about what B day cake you would make...what did you decide??


I decided that I am far, far too lazy to cook or bake. :ph34r: I went to Sweet Cakes bakery in the city and got a half dozen red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Dairy be damned. Just watch me come back complaining in a week about my rash. :lol:
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Neat picture Addy! It's so great you got to pet the giraffes and feed them bread! :D They are certainly amazing animals. Very cool critters. There was video going around of a giraffe fight earlier this week. This isn't it, but there are others on Ye Ol' tube. They said their necks weight 500 LBs.


I saw that story and the video of the giraffes! They said it was the most violent giraffe fight ever caught on video. Brutal! Only men. :P The male giraffe at the zoo is on loan to another zoo currently because the zoo is under construction. They are building a whole new African Safari thing, to open in the summer of next year. Still, they only keep one guy around because I suppose having two would lead to traumatizing small children. :lol:
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

That 'special thing' for me is butterflies- there's a fantastic butterfly conservatory an hour
and a half from me, and when I get really bad from all the stress in my life I go spend a day
there. It's also really nice in the winter because it's 85 and humid in there for the butter
flies, so it's a nice break from the winter weather!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

What a neat retreat, Bunnie!!!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

As if. Photo required. You are adorable, inside and out!

Maybe I should buy myself an all-body swimming dress in black so it is slimming. B)


Methinks you're just biased cuz you love me. :)

You really are not getting off the hook that easy. You just need to teach your husband to be a crack photographer and to put a dolphin between him and you! :P



I decided that I am far, far too lazy to cook or bake. :ph34r: I went to Sweet Cakes bakery in the city and got a half dozen red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Dairy be damned. Just watch me come back complaining in a week about my rash. :lol:



Funny you mention it: The hubs and I both are pretty good photographers, and I am very skilled in "hiding flaws" . :lol: Cupcake looks de-lish, kiddo.


That 'special thing' for me is butterflies- there's a fantastic butterfly conservatory an hour
and a half from me, and when I get really bad from all the stress in my life I go spend a day
there. It's also really nice in the winter because it's 85 and humid in there for the butter
flies, so it's a nice break from the winter weather!


That sounds like a wonderful place, Bunz! I went to one last year and I could have stayed there indefinitely.So cool when they land on you, isn't it? They make for the best subjects in our photographs.
My "special thing" is bunnies as you know, but Shroom calls them vermin, and others speak of shooting them, so I do not bring it up anyone. :ph34r:
I have petted many bunnies and squealed like a kid with joy, but the dolphin thing is something I have always wanted to do. No time like the present.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

Swimming with dolphins again is on my list too .... they do it at sea world here, but I prefer them in the ocean -- on a very lucky day they come to play with you in our waves.

One helped me find the surface when I was trapped in "the washing machine" of big surf while body surfing as a young teen and once a small family played around me while kayaking --- me heat weirdness has kept me off the beach for the last ten or so summers - but I'll be back at some point.
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Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

me heat weirdness has kept me off the beach for the last ten or so summers - but I'll be back at some point.


Oh yeah, you will!!!!! You got back skiing, you'll get this back too!
I could not "do the sun" for 5 years...the burning skin sensations and nerve pain just made me sizzle internally
.me? the sun worshipper. But I'm good to go now!
we never say die, babes. ;)

I think Addy's big day made us all think how great it is to enjoy simple pleasures.Some people take
these things for granted, but not those of us who lost them for whatever reason.

Onward and upward!!
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

That 'special thing' for me is butterflies- there's a fantastic butterfly conservatory an hour
and a half from me, and when I get really bad from all the stress in my life I go spend a day
there. It's also really nice in the winter because it's 85 and humid in there for the butter
flies, so it's a nice break from the winter weather!


Butterflies are cool too. I don't see many wild ones in the city here in Utah, but I always notice them if they're around. There is something special about them, you just have to stop and watch them for a moment before carrying on with your day. I've never been to a conservatory but I'll bet it is just wonderful.

Swimming with dolphins again is on my list too .... they do it at sea world here, but I prefer them in the ocean -- on a very lucky day they come to play with you in our waves.

One helped me find the surface when I was trapped in "the washing machine" of big surf while body surfing as a young teen and once a small family played around me while kayaking --- me heat weirdness has kept me off the beach for the last ten or so summers - but I'll be back at some point.


Wild animals are far cooler. I want to pet a wild giraffe, but Giraffe Manor is extremely expensive by itself, not to mention the trip to Africa or trying to be gluten-free at a B&B in the middle of nowhere. I will go one day, mark my words, I will go. And I will pet a wild giraffe out my bedroom window as I wake up, and as I eat breakfast. Any other attempt at wild giraffes outside that manor would probably lead to being kicked in the face and being mildly dead... after all they can kill lions. I'm obsessed, not stupid. (Not usually.... okay okay... not always.)

I always giggle a little at your "heat weirdness." I'm not laughing at you, just the way you put it. I don't do well in the heat, and I say it just like that. "Do you want to go to the Festival of Color down at the temple?" "Sorry, I don't do well in the heat." One day... one day I'll make it down there. They have llamas! Also, by the time you are showing up 2-3 hours early you have a several mile hike, that is how many people go.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

My "heat weirdness" includes anaphalaxis and hives and swelling up like "violet" it is quite strange for others around me when it happens.

I got rewarded for telling my dolphin stories this morning - son and I got to see a pair frolicking in the surf near the cabrillo tidepools :D

That trip to Africa sounds like another great birthday plan to me!
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Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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