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Susan...all three guys in R-Ville are married...don't you think we look at calanders enough as it is?

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

excellent....

morning all, note that I am not in church today because I FEEL ICKY....too many Nuggets.....ugh....feeling woozy and slightly vomitous......combined w/ the Lays....oh, help me......(it's not that bad actually, just being dramatic)....

but very tired today.....slept in late, ugh....slow start...possibly not the energy to be funny today, but that's okay, easing into Monday with our science lessons.... :huh:

The bruising - - I bruise like crazy now. they take a while. But the cuts, Cecile, I don't know!

The weight gain.....one thing - the ONLY thing - I like about being Celiac was that I was about a size 2 or 4 my whole life. Gained 15 pounds immediately after removing gluten, lost 5 and am holding steady.....but can't fit into last summer's clothes. :angry::angry::angry: But I finally understand how one has to watch one's weight.

too tired to remember what I wanted to address.....OH I KNOW, what is this about Chelsea and Matthew Mc? DID SHE SEE HIM??? did I miss this? because I posted many pages back that I was in fact on set with him in a movie (Ed TV) as an extra years ago.....what a hoot that was...the casting agency called me at 11 pm April 1st (months after the audition), to be in San Francisco at 8 a.m the next day (a two-hour drive) with five wardrobe changes as I was going to be a paparazzi up on scaffolding (here's where my climbing experience came in handy ;) ).....I kept thinking it was one of two male friends playing an April Fool's joke on me....but no, it was true....I called my mom at 11:15 (she also lived in Monterey at the time) and said...what should I do???....there's work tomorrow, and an appointment.....and she said, snap out of it, IT"S MATTHEW, you are going! HOly Lord, I got one hour's sleep and got in the car at 4:30 a.m.......my on-set time wasn't until 5 pm....got home at midnight....but what a hoot!! (no, I'm not in the movie)....but I let out an audible gasp and clutched my friend's arm the first moment I ever saw Matthew on screen years and years ago.....he'll be big, I told her, and he is MY TRUE LOVE...... :wub:

could I BE any more off topic? :huh: but telling that story kind of got me a little riled up.....more coffee and I should be okay.....

Rinne, glad you're with us today...

Robbin, what a lovely day you have planned! enjoy. soak up the green for all of us, I need to get to the mountains quite soon, used to be up there every single weekend, very depressed if I had to stay in town, my how life has changed......hopefully when God sends my southern man he'll have a CABIN......

Everybody else, gotta get organized here and try to wake up...... -_--_--_- wonderful Sunday to you all....see you all later, I am sure! :rolleyes:

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Ya know . . . . as a "non-gastro" celiac, I'm very happy for you guys when you gain weight . . . . but it takes most of the sympathy/empathy I can muster to be happy for you rather than to be so envious I can't STAND IT. I have gained 100# since all this stuff started 3 years ago . . . 100 lbs. -- THAT IS A WHOLE PERSON. I was lean, in fantastic shape . . . and BOOM. Everything just went to He**.

So, I'm very happy for you that you gained weight . . . . I'm very happy for you that you gained weight . . . . I'm very happy for you that you gained weight . . . (saying this with very clenched teeth, but smiling . . . . ) :D

Trying to stay happy in Rachelville . . . . .

Sorry Lynne and Chels, :ph34r:

Next time I post regarding weight gain I'll try to do so in a less enthusiastic manner. I'll leave out the WOOHOO's....how's that. :)

Weird how we can be at opposite ends. Chels...if I was doing a gluten challenge....there would be nothing left of me...not a good thing at all. I think I'd rather be a "gainer".

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Cecile - - - I do the same thing (or did) - - - have your vitamin K levels checked, your B12 levels checked, don't know what else they checked that was down but I'll look . . . . turns out that I have a "form" of Von Willebrand's disease, which, from what I've read, is common with celiacs. Something about Vitamin K metabolism in the body and the ability to absorb (and THIS from a non-gastro celiac . . . ) Had to have factor VIII given to me during my thyroidectomy so that I wouldn't bleed out . . . I also "hypertrophic" (Keloid) scar . . . but Silicone gel sheeting -- and now its easy availability -- takes that away.

Karen --- just wanted to make sure everyone knew that the wheelchair thing was A-OK!!! Got your back, my friend -- always. You are one of the angels walking the earth. Even in Rachelville.

Rinne -- if you have leaky gut, have you tried BioEnzymes -- or something like that -- it is what one of the pro football teams uses for pain control . . . I'll contact the pharmacist from whom I purchase them and find out the exact name, AND if they're gluten-free.

Susie -- I'm so sorry you're feeling bad. I'm telling ya, those Hershey nuggets . . . there is some question about gluten, isnt' there, with Hershey's????? Watch yourself, my southun kin . . . Lynnie

Robbin -- Virginia -- my husband's aunt -- is now MY aunt (She is Aunt Helen -- my Aunt Helen, my mother's favorite, died before I was 2; oddly, I still remember her. At age 41, I FINALLY got my Aunt Helen back, and she's fantastic!!!). She lives in Virginia, and when we went there, it was the most beautiful place I believe I've seen so far. Her house has a room which is all windows . . . and looks out to the most beautiful mountains you've seen. Awe inspiring. So yes, you are DEFINITELY a southerner (esp. with ancestor Henry Clay) and Virginia is close enough . . . . next time we're there, I'll find out where you are, and we'll clink mint julep glasses!!!!! (rimmed with Altoids, because after the revelation that the Rachelville trophy is actually the Kentucky Derby trophy, all mint juleps in Rachelville have to be rimmed with Altoids.) Also . .. . Dave's family calls her "Aunt Hellion" -- she's a little on the "spicy" side!!!

Chelsea -- I agree, "Oh my, isn't that niiiiice" . . . . (since you finked me out about the joke, at least you and I can ENJOY it!!!!!). I gained all this weight prior to becoming gluten-free . . . maybe that was the problem . . . or the thyroid . . . . or the brain . . . . who knows!!! But even gluten-free, the pounds are coming off VERY slowly.

Hmmm.....I've been MUCH too serious for Rachelville . . . must find my silliness today . . . .

Happy Sunday to all . . . . . Love, Lynne (PS -- I can do other things . . . just going to admit them slowly -- I have "volunteer" syndrome . . . Also . . . . I can be a cop, although I'm a little overweight, but definitely voluptuous because of it! I don't need to 2 legs to kick someone's A**.)

Rachel -- I really am happy for you that you've gained weight. Struggling to lose weight, I'd be happy for someone who lost. With you struggling to GAIN weight, I really am happy for you. That must be difficult trying to keep weight on. That happened to me when I was weight lifting . . . my metabolism was so fast, that I had to eat 18/7 just to maintain my weight. It was a struggle. I'm happy for you, my scrapbooking hero!!!!!

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Ok you outdoorsy guys and gals.

Mitch, Talitha and Micah got stung this morning while out picking blackberries on the hill out back. Can't identify what type of bee it was, but it is primarily black and somewhat fat like a bumble bee. Closest thing I could find online was a carpenter bee and they are not aggressive. Micah got stung first and came in and then Talitha and Mitch. Mitch had touched a bramble to pick more berries and a couple bees came out and stung him and Talitha. Micah's sting doesn't look the same, just like a typical bee sting. Mitch and Talitha have a dark red spot with some swelling around. Mitch has more swelling. Mitch got stung on the arm, Talitha on the forehead and Micah on the hand. Anyone familiar with bee varieties or other stinging insects that look like bees?

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Wet mud, a wet tobacco paste, or a meat tenderizer paste. With meat tenderizer, the papain enzyme tends to destroy the poison. Watch the one that turned purple . . . my son (for whatever reason) gets cellulitis with EVERY sting he gets . . . but the purple ones . . . INSTANT infection. (sorry to be a bummer). Hope they're feeling MUCH better. (Benadryl -- oral and topical -- helps, too) . . . hugs to all of you, Lynne

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morning Lynnie - - the good thing about you, no matter HOW you're getting around or not getting around sometimes :( is that you've kept your sense of humour - - something we have in spades in R-ville!

Andrea - - poor babies - - yes, pack with mud I think...and watch them - have they been stung before?

still trying to wake up..... <_<<_<<_<

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We have clay around here, unfortunately. I had used baking soda for a few minutes but read that that as well as mud and meat tenderizer were ineffective. Any thoughts or past experience anyone?

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Susie -- Hey -- given that this thing could have gone to my brainstem if not caught in time, I know that I'm lucky to be alive. Seriously. Every day is a gift, and I am soooooo grateful for that. With that in mind, who COULDN'T keep their sense of humor, eh???? (had to say eh . . . Karen taught me it, and I'm using it whenever I can!!!) Love, Lynnie

With regared to the stings, we just used to put them all together -- baking soda, tobacco, meat tenderizer . . . ACTUALLY -- I just remembered -- Caladryl lotion or cream. It's Calamine combined with Benadryl. Made it feel MUCH better -- combined with ice packs -- real ice packs -- crushed ice in a plastic bag covered with a wet towel -- for 15 minutes on, then off for an hour. Continue that throughout the day (yeah, right -- with KIDS????) but try it as best you can . . . sometimes an ace wrap or the self-sticking rolled bandages help keep the ice pack on during the "TAKE IT OFF" period . . . .

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Andrea - - poor babies - - yes, pack with mud I think...and watch them - have they been stung before?

Susan,

Talitha and Micah got stung two years ago because Talitha was throwing dirt at bees congregated on the side of the house. Don't remember it hurting as much as this one with her anyway. They seem to be ok. Micah isn't having any problem, and Talitha's swelling went down. Mitch's swelling has gone down, just the pain and the redness is dissipating. We used ice packs which was recommended on another site that I read today.

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MEGAN UPDATE

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006 11:48 AM, CDT

Megan had a really good night and rested well until about 5 am, then needed more pain medicine. Her fevers are staying low, around 99-101. That is a good sign. At times her temp has even been normal! She sat up in bed and played some this morning. She still needs the oxygen, but doesn't seem to be quite as dependent on it as she was. All of this is moving in the right direction. Praise God!

Jarod and I were able to sleep some last night too, which we both needed.

Thanks again for all the prayers. It's just watching and waiting now until the fevers are gone and she can come off the oxygen.

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I still don't understand the Altoids, :( .

And Cecile, googly moogly, a little blush, a little shadow does wonders. :lol:

Carla, perhaps we can work together on an event, I'm the Community Events person. The FIRST ANNUAL RACHELVILLE _________________.

Great idea! The First Annual Rachelville Altoids cook-off. What recipes can you use Altoids in???

You'll have to PM one of us for the Altoids story. I'd suggest Karen since she's the official Altoids rep. But you can tell which of us know the whole story ... Lynne might be the funniest.

Lynne's husband is as straight as Burt Reynolds and his mustache :)

Um, I was going to say something else funny, and totally forgot what it was.

Don't worry, your gluten challenge will be over soon and your brain will come back from vacation then.

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Excuse me. Gay, don't think so. Never in this life-time . What I said, and bless his heart, mis-understood, for anyone under the age of 67,especially female, would not understand.

Rach----It is just an age thing.

Okay, I admit I'm slow. I get it now. Not as straight as he used to be :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Insert Mission Impossible theme here and listen:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/monk-e-mail/?mid=12142036

:lol::lol:

Oh my gosh-the Altoids factory is in England!!!

Send me in !(as a native)I can infilltrate their secret ingredients to bring back to R/ville. :ph34r:

We can then make our own -and become a very rich utopian cult!!

:lol::lol:

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(sigh) I'm so far behind, you guys will have already moved to Rachelville before I even finish reading today's posts! (And I'm still on yesterday's--my, my, my, you guys have been busy!)

What are your specialties. I know you play flute. Alison is music teacher...you could help her or help Patti and I with school, or anything else that you love to do.

We need all the musicians we can get! Whoever heard of an orchestra with only one musician? And the Rachelville Orchestra will be able to handle anything from Bach to Monkees to (fill in blank) with ease, and will never never NEVER play boring music or screachy scratchy music or concerts that are too long or concerts that are too loud.

Tickets will always be free, but the musicians will never have to worry that they won't get paid because of a generous grant from Gluten, Inc., who owes us all big-time for the amount of time spent on our butts (where instead of listening to great music we listened to the toilet flush). Gluten, Inc., will also supply costumes appropriate to whatever era the music is from (costumes for the musicians AND for the audience so that we can ALL really get into the feel of it).

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Not with me, but when I bruise or skin or scrape skin, it takes months go heal and the color to subside.

This is what happens to me, too. Not the hives, I only get that from honey (seriously).

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Sorry Lynne and Chels, :ph34r:

Next time I post regarding weight gain I'll try to do so in a less enthusiastic manner. I'll leave out the WOOHOO's....how's that. :)

Weird how we can be at opposite ends. Chels...if I was doing a gluten challenge....there would be nothing left of me...not a good thing at all. I think I'd rather be a "gainer".

I'm with you rachel I can't even imagine what I would look like if I started eating gluten. People always tell me to go eat pizza and ice cream and I always tell them I would lose ten pounds- they don't get it.

miamia

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-_--_--_-

...does....Hershey's.....have.......gluten....... :(:huh::(

I can't have the dairy ... I really like Tropical Source from Wild Oats, it's gluten and dairy free. Guaranteed!

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SUSAN... did you not remember I TOLD you how many get sick on here from Herseys????

My silly dingo... you are in chocolate denial :lol:

:(:(:( what am I going to do without my nuggets? :(

not feeling so well at all today......am to head out to church at 4, a dessert with the pastor thing.....OMG at least I'll be unusually QUIET today (I get too chatty and hyper most of the time, always wishing I could be quiet and mysterious.....)

my brain is mush....head in a fog......gotta go recline on the couch......for many hours.....

love to all of you - - but just stick a fork in me, I'm DONE for now until I must gather strength to leave the house - - ugh

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We need all the musicians we can get! Whoever heard of an orchestra with only one musician? And the Rachelville Orchestra will be able to handle anything from Bach to Monkees to (fill in blank) with ease, and will never never NEVER play boring music or screachy scratchy music or concerts that are too long or concerts that are too loud.

Count me in!! I play piccolo, too. I'm trying to learn the Irish flute. Who else can join in? You don't have to be good, just brave.

I'm with you rachel I can't even imagine what I would look like if I started eating gluten. People always tell me to go eat pizza and ice cream and I always tell them I would lose ten pounds- they don't get it.

miamia

Same with me. I've gained 10 pounds since going gluten-free and look much healthier.

I think I'm finally caught up with all this!!!

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:(:(:( what am I going to do without my nuggets? :(

not feeling so well at all today......am to head out to church at 4, a dessert with the pastor thing.....OMG at least I'll be unusually QUIET today (I get too chatty and hyper most of the time, always wishing I could be quiet and mysterious.....)

my brain is mush....head in a fog......gotta go recline on the couch......for many hours.....

love to all of you - - but just stick a fork in me, I'm DONE for now until I must gather strength to leave the house - - ugh

Susan..... :(:( Sorry you feel so awful. I don't eat regular chocolate because they all have soy lecithin in them. I'm soy intolerant. I buy the enjoy life chocolate chips which are pretty good. Just have some of those and add your own nuts. I have the chips with slivered almonds and coconut.

I can't participate in the weight gain/loss subject. I was not your typical gluten intolerant. I'll never know if I was celiac and I won't go through a challenge to try a negative biopsy. I'm wondering if Micah would actually have celiac since he has two celiac genes and had mild malabsorption. Any thoughts on that? I can tell when I get glutened now though....even cross contamination like those yummy, but dangerous, kettle potato chips.

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Trying to stay happy in Rachelville . . . . .

I am thinking that we need some single men in Rachelville, you know to try the whole altoids thing, to look at, or whatever we want to do with them :D

Me too, I can't fit into my clothes anymore! :angry: It's a good thing because I was way to thin but it leaves me without a thing to wear, except I did have that man ask me if I was pregnant, so maybe it's not such a good thing. :rolleyes:

Just got home from Sonoma County, had a really wonderful time :D:D:D

It seems a lot has happened in Rachelville

I really like the idea of the t-shirts!

Honey I'm home :lol::lol::lol:

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Tavi, I lost 15 pounds when I was really sick (I've been mildly sick my whole life, sometimes more than others), so the 10 pound gain makes it so my clothes fit again!! I really don't need the extra 5! So, I had the opposite problem, my clothes looked like they were still on the hanger when I was wearing them. Had trouble keeping my pants up.

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