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I am tired and not so well (ate nuggetts today :ph34r: but DID I HAVE A CHOICE?

Ummm....do you really want me to answer that??? :P

The nuggets have done you in again.... :(

Don't forget to post your picture(s) this weekend. :P

Do you think anyone will let me forget??? :lol::lol:

The Dave was gonna take a pic of me rock climbing tonight...so you guys could see....we forgot about it though...no pics this time. I dont think its such a good idea for him to be snapping pics when I'm 40 ft. up clinging to rocks though. :unsure:

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The Dave was gonna take a pic of me rock climbing tonight...so you guys could see....we forgot about it though...no pics this time. I dont think its such a good idea for him to be snapping pics when I'm 40 ft. up clinging to rocks though. :unsure:

Would be an interesting picture....but we wouldn't be able to see you real well. :unsure:

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So in the spirit of Rachelville, this has nothing to do with what's being talked about. I just have to share the stupidest thing ever that I did today. Don't get me wrong here, I'm truly amused by my own pure stupidity :lol: ....

Okay long story short....I ended up really glutened today (with horrible D all day), and when I was finally feeling a little better I was starving. So in a brain fogged stupor I went to eat these corn chips called Bio Chips or something like that. The writing on the bag is in five different languages...and I didn't realize until I ate a chip that I had mistakenly grabed the wrong bag in the store. The kind I grabbed had cheese in them!!!!!!!!! (I didn't even know they made multiple flavors and every bag is freakin identical). I really do usually scrutinize ingredients before I eat anything but I guess I was just too out of it. Yay. Go me. Way to get over my glutening by eating cheese :blink:. I'm still alive though :rolleyes: My throat now swells every time I try to eat and I'm starving for some reason but hey I was already glutened, so oh well :rolleyes: Do we even talk about this stuff here? I'm too lazy to go to another thread sorry. I'll try to say something about Friends next time :P Ha, okay signing off. Bye for now :)

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Hi everyone, glad to see Rachelville continuing.

Mango, I'm sorry you feel so bad but glad to know that you are well enough to be amused, I've done it to myself too. I know it is just part of a learning curve but sometimes I just want a break from having to be so very vigilant. I am utterly impressed by your courage in venturing out there, these days I don't want to go away from my own kitchen for more than a day. :lol:

Rachel, climbing EEK, I am definitely feeling like a scaredy cat, I do not like heights. When I was eight I climbed up into what was a secret tree house until I couldn't get down and they finally went and got my Dad. :o Last summer I climbed up onto the porch roof to paint and realized that I might have a problem getting down when I tried to. I sat for a little while, my sweetie was away, wondered if I was going to have to wait for someone to come and hold the ladder for me and finally just climbed down. I was really proud of myself, thought 50, yes a good age to finally conquer some fears but mountain climbing, not a chance. :lol:

My house is completely torn apart, I am trying to get the rest of the floors painted but in our tiny house it is necessary to move everything to do anything. <_< I realized I have to feel well to live in a mess and so this chaos is actually a sign that I am feeling better. :lol:

Hello to everyone carrying on the great spirit of Rachelville, I miss you all but between the floors, computer stuff and actually feeling better I am posting less. :)

Now I'm going to go read the pages I haven't yet, at least the original thread is moving at a slower pace. :lol:

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After reading about the Big Macs I am afraid I'll have to send some of those who know better into the "deglutenizing chamber." I am worried about you guys....I don't even eat McDonalds!

I don't know if the spouse to the celiac person has this same situation: my husband

is scared of everything new (believe me: everything); to this end I am the one who buys new types of gluten free food & ingredients.

For example, I had to buy the Van's Waffles and toast them in his gluten-free toaster and eat them with maple syrup and show him that they taste good.

He wouldn't buy them on his own. The same goes for the gluten-free pan cake mix.

Now he makes sure that he has a box of Van's in the freezer all the time and when I am home on weekends we sometimes have the gluten-free pancakes.

From "day one" with celiac diagnosis I've had to take his hand and lead him through it. I call the manufacturers or email them. I go to this board; he has no interest in computers even.

He tells me that if anything ever happened to me (death of course) he'd stop eating gluten-free

and just did what he felt like doing.

Also, I have a suggestion for a theme song for Rachelville: "There's a Place for Us" (from West Side Story movie).

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Hi everyone, glad to see Rachelville continuing.

Mango, I'm sorry you feel so bad but glad to know that you are well enough to be amused, I've done it to myself too. I know it is just part of a learning curve but sometimes I just want a break from having to be so very vigilant. I am utterly impressed by your courage in venturing out there, these days I don't want to go away from my own kitchen for more than a day. :lol:

Rachel, climbing EEK, I am definitely feeling like a scaredy cat, I do not like heights. When I was eight I climbed up into what was a secret tree house until I couldn't get down and they finally went and got my Dad. :o Last summer I climbed up onto the porch roof to paint and realized that I might have a problem getting down when I tried to. I sat for a little while, my sweetie was away, wondered if I was going to have to wait for someone to come and hold the ladder for me and finally just climbed down. I was really proud of myself, thought 50, yes a good age to finally conquer some fears but mountain climbing, not a chance. :lol:

My house is completely torn apart, I am trying to get the rest of the floors painted but in our tiny house it is necessary to move everything to do anything. <_< I realized I have to feel well to live in a mess and so this chaos is actually a sign that I am feeling better. :lol:

Hello to everyone carrying on the great spirit of Rachelville, I miss you all but between the floors, computer stuff and actually feeling better I am posting less. :)

Now I'm going to go read the pages I haven't yet, at least the original thread is moving at a slower pace. :lol:

Painting your floors? I am thinking about doing that to some steps. Had all the carpet taken out and the only carpet left is on the steps. What process are you doing? :rolleyes:

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Painting your floors? I am thinking about doing that to some steps. Had all the carpet taken out and the only carpet left is on the steps. What process are you doing? :rolleyes:

I have a little step painting experience (very little :lol: )

We have a small stairway that leads from the foyer to the living room. When we had hardwood floors put in, I had no idea what to do with the steps.

We removed the carpet (luckily there were nice, wood steps underneath), did any surface repairs needed, and cleaned them well.

I then painted them with a special floor paint that matched the rest of the woodwork. Then, I stenciled a design on all of the risers. Coated that 2x with Acrylic Finish to protect the design and make it washable.

To finish,I bought individual stair treads and installed them up the center of the stairway, and put a matching hooked rug in the foyer.

Good luck with your step project--let me know what you end up doing! :)

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Thanks for all the welcomes! Now things I want to do now that I am well...

-go back to Italy/Greece/Croatia

-see Grand Canyon (stole that idea from someone on here) :)

-go to a NASCAR race

-go back to visit San Diego

-take a cruise

-go to Florida (heading there in October, parents just bought a vacation house for us)

-go to Disney (falls under Florida, but I am a huge Disney fan)

That is all I can think of now. I am sure there is more.. I will add as I come up with them

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I have a little step painting experience (very little :lol: )

We have a small stairway that leads from the foyer to the living room. When we had hardwood floors put in, I had no idea what to do with the steps.

We removed the carpet (luckily there were nice, wood steps underneath), did any surface repairs needed, and cleaned them well.

I then painted them with a special floor paint that matched the rest of the woodwork. Then, I stenciled a design on all of the risers. Coated that 2x with Acrylic Finish to protect the design and make it washable.

To finish,I bought individual stair treads and installed them up the center of the stairway, and put a matching hooked rug in the foyer.

Good luck with your step project--let me know what you end up doing! :)

Patti, I was thinking about the floor paint in a light color - did you do like every other one so you could get up and down? My living room floors are bleached hardwood and have sand colors on the 3rd level and darker wood on the 4th. The tiny foyer is a black marble. Thought I would try the top floor first in case I mess up :P

Is is hard to keep up with both wood and paint? I want to keep it easy to take care of - Cat Hairs stick on the carpets so I took most of them up but sure don't want to slip down those steps. :ph34r:

I live at the beach so sand is in and out. Since I converted the foyer coat closet to a shoes closet it works out a lot better. Thanks for the tips. I am also planning on redoing the half bath on the main floor so I'll wait to do the foyer steps after that. Those are the ones I am most excited about. :)

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Patti, I was thinking about the floor paint in a light color - did you do like every other one so you could get up and down? My living room floors are bleached hardwood and have sand colors on the 3rd level and darker wood on the 4th. The tiny foyer is a black marble. Thought I would try the top floor first in case I mess up :P

Is is hard to keep up with both wood and paint? I want to keep it easy to take care of - Cat Hairs stick on the carpets so I took most of them up but sure don't want to slip down those steps. :ph34r:

I live at the beach so sand is in and out. Since I converted the foyer coat closet to a shoes closet it works out a lot better. Thanks for the tips. I am also planning on redoing the half bath on the main floor so I'll wait to do the foyer steps after that. Those are the ones I am most excited about. :)

When I was doing all this painting, we just used the back door. I guess if you have to use the stairs, doing every other one first would make sense.

I don't find the wood floors difficult to keep up with at all. I run a dust mop over them daily, and that's it. We have area rugs in different rooms, I just vaccum those and the foyer, both. I wouldn't have to do this so often of it weren't for my 16 lb. longhair cat :D

Good idea to start in a more inconspicuous area--by the time you finish there, you'll be an old pro! B)

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Okay long story short....I ended up really glutened today (with horrible D all day), and when I was finally feeling a little better I was starving. So in a brain fogged stupor I went to eat these corn chips called Bio Chips or something like that. The writing on the bag is in five different languages...and I didn't realize until I ate a chip that I had mistakenly grabed the wrong bag in the store. The kind I grabbed had cheese in them!!!!!!!!! (I didn't even know they made multiple flavors and every bag is freakin identical). I really do usually scrutinize ingredients before I eat anything but I guess I was just too out of it. Yay. Go me. Way to get over my glutening by eating cheese :blink:.

Oops.

I ate dairy yesterday on purpose and got stuffed up pretty quick last night and am sneezing this morning. I just ordered some raw cheese so we'll see if I react any differently to that. :P

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Debbie (DebMidge)

I like the idea of the song. Don't know the tune but I love the title. :P

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My list:

-Go to Hawaii again

-Swim with dolphins

-Fall in love again

-Have kids

-Must learn Spanish-been listening to latin music almost all my life....can sing the words perfectly...have no idea what they mean. :ph34r:

-Go to Disneyland and eat gluten-free pancakes shaped like Mickey Mouse (heard about it here)

-Go jetskiing again

-Go on a cruise

-Catch up on all my scrapbooking

-Make lots of new memories to scrapbook

-Get on a softball team again

-Go rollerskating

-Go to the Bahamas

-Find the most perfect beach (preferably on a tropical island) and watch the sunset.

-Learn to salsa dance

-Go fishing again

I could go on and on.....lots of things I wanna do. :)

What latin music do you listen to?

and...........

I have a mickey mouse waffle iron that we bought at macys ages ago taht we make gluten-free waffles on!

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Hi Lymetoo!

Oh Susie, I am so attatched to calling you Susie, it will be hard to change it to Dingo...but I will call you what you want to be called..... sorry you aren't feeling well, those darn nuggets :lol: But I am so glad you are having so much fun with your house guests :) Come back to us soon!

Patti, are you in New Jersey?? I was thinking you were because of your nickname, but wasn't sure since you have talked about living in different places, maybe you were just from there originally?? Anyway, I was wondering what it is like in New Jersey, I am curious???

Everyone is doing so much painting, makes me think I should be painting something :lol:

Stephanie, great list. We seem to have some of the same ideas. Everyone else, where are your lists?!?!?!?!?!?!?

rinne- hi! I posted to you in the OMG thread, so happy to see you. Wish it were more often, but I know you have been busy with projects and with your sweetie, and then the computer issues, come back soon!

Mango!!!!! I am so sorry you got glutened and cheesed, what a double whammy for you. I get that sometimes too, when I have a reaction I will get so hungry for whatever reason, kinda like the allergic fallout "munchies" or something! I hope you recover quickly, feel better soon :) ....and you know Rachelville, we talk about anything and everything here.

Andrea, sorry you reacted to the dairy as well. When I go off dairy for a while and then have it again I notice the mucous build up immediately. I would be curious to hear if you notice a difference with the raw dairy. Love the picture of King Seth, he looks like a very happy baby, and he's filled out quite a bit :)

Rachel, yay for you!!! So happy you had a great time rock climbing, what an accomplishment for you. I wish Dave would have taken pictures to share your experience with us, next time!! Sounds like you really got the hang of it quickly, I predict it will be your new obsession and you will Rachel the heck out of rock climbing :lol::lol:

Dave- best of luck to you for your test on Monday, you will be in my thoughts :)

Hi Carla, excellent use of the drive by post :lol:

Hi Molly!

Hi Lindalee!

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:lol: Rachel,

Of course having kids is at the top of my life list as well, but it seemed funny to put it under rock climbing and learning to sew!

I am taking a Salsa aerobics class at the gym, so that counts as learning salsa I guess :lol: Sort of?

I also want to add to my list:

Learn more camera/photography skills

Take dancing lessons (maybe like ballroom and country line dancing)

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Patti and Andrea -- Thanks so much. I am thrilled, and it will be Colorado Springs in about 2 years (Afetr I get back from Greenland).

My wife is thrilled as I finally got into the branch I wanted, butnot so thrilled about the year apart thing.

THis is just a driveby response, as I haver to run and get some laundry done, and put DD to bed forher nap...I need one as well.

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Take dancing lessons (maybe like ballroom and country line dancing)

I had always wanted to learn ballroom dancing.

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Would be an interesting picture....but we wouldn't be able to see you real well. :unsure:

Yeah...you'd be able to see me....there is a zoom lens on the camera but you probably couldnt tell how high up I was. Dave was saying that if he layed on the ground and pointed the camera up you'd be able to see the height but yeah...in that case I think I'd look like pretty small up there. :)

I got some pics to put up later today.....still at my Mom's right now.

Mango. :o

Poor you....glutened and caseined! :(

It is great that you can laugh at yourself about it...dont we do the stupidest things when we're brainfogged! :lol: I know I do...brainfogged and grocery shopping are definately not a good mix.

Rachel, climbing EEK, I am definitely feeling like a scaredy cat, I do not like heights. When I was eight I climbed up into what was a secret tree house until I couldn't get down and they finally went and got my Dad. :o Last summer I climbed up onto the porch roof to paint and realized that I might have a problem getting down when I tried to. I sat for a little while, my sweetie was away, wondered if I was going to have to wait for someone to come and hold the ladder for me and finally just climbed down. I was really proud of myself, thought 50, yes a good age to finally conquer some fears but mountain climbing, not a chance. :lol:

Hi Rinne :)

For some reason last night I wasnt scared of the height....probably because I knew nothing would happened if I fell. One year my roommate and I went on the roof to watch fireworks...we ended up not being able to see the fireworks and not being able to get down. It was so easy getting up there but another story coming down. We just sat there not knowing what to do. Our neighbor finally noticed that it was late and we were stuck on the roof....he brought a ladder. I think he thought we were kind of lame for getting stuck up there. :rolleyes:

Also, I have a suggestion for a theme song for Rachelville: "There's a Place for Us" (from West Side Story movie).

Debbie,

My mom knows of this song (she reads the posts with me sometimes)...she was singing it to me. She says its a good theme song for R-Ville. :)

Maybe Andrea could put it on the list???

Also, I always have admired the way you've handled your hubby's Celiac.....almost as if it were you own disease. I'm sure you are more informed about all things gluten-free and have taught him all he knows. I've always read your posts and I know he is well taken care of. :)

I live at the beach so sand is in and out.

:o

You are soooo lucky...living at the beach. :)

What latin music do you listen to?

and...........

I have a mickey mouse waffle iron that we bought at macys ages ago taht we make gluten-free waffles on!

Sooo cool Molly! Have you ever had them at Disneyland?? I've read alot of posts about how they cater to people on gluten-free diets..they are well trained at the hotels and in the restaraunts. I guess it wouldn't be such a big deal since you could have Mickey pancakes any day of the week. :P

Latin music....these are some of my favs

Sin Bandera

Juanes

Daddy Yankee

Celia Cruz

Cristian Castro

Paulina Rubio

Thalia

Selena

MDO

I was also the biggest Menudo fan ever when I was a kid :ph34r:

It was the first concert I ever saw. :D

Ricky Martin was in Menudo and my room was plastered with posters of him...my first major crush. I think I was like 12.

Learn more camera/photography skills

Ooooh...this one too. I love photography. I have alot of photography software and dont know how to use much of it...I'd love to learn all that stuff about digital photography.

Daxin, How exciting about Greenland!!

Sorry you will have to be away from your family though. :(

I had always wanted to learn ballroom dancing.

Andrea...my Mom and her hubby do ballroom dancing. They love it. They take lessons every Friday but it was something they both did before they met. Now they just do it together. :)

My Mom wants me to put up a picture of me getting ready for the wedding. I'm in the bathroom...I think picking up something off the floor...she snapped a pic and the toilet is right behind my head. She said this is her favorite pic of me from that day. :blink:

She said noone will notice the toilet in the background. :huh:

I actually thought it would be quite fitting for the Celiac board. :lol::lol:

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Ok everyone....Here is our theme song!

Theme song: Somewhere (from Westside Story)

West Side Story - Somewhere Lyrics

A GIRL

There's a place for us,

Somewhere a place

for us.

Peace and quiet and open air

Wait for us

Somewhere.

There's a time for us,

Some

day a time for us,

Time together with time spare,

Time to learn, time to care,

Some day!

Somewhere.

We'll find a new way of living,

We'll find a way of forgiving

Somewhere . . .

There's a place for us,

A time and place for

us.

Hold my hand and we're halfway there.

Hold

my hand and I'll take you there

Somehow,

Some

day,

Somewhere!

My Mom wants me to put up a picture of me getting ready for the wedding. I'm in the bathroom...I think picking up something off the floor...she snapped a pic and the toilet is right behind my head. She said this is her favorite pic of me from that day. :blink:

She said noone will notice the toilet in the background. :huh:

I actually thought it would be quite fitting for the Celiac board. :lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

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Penguin, you're hair looks so much better :)

OK, here is my list-

Other than what I mentioned before, visiting every state to see beautiful things (i.e. Blue Ridge Mtns), I want to also:

Go all over Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, and Greece to name a few

Learn to in-line skate/ice skate

Go roller skating again!

Take up golf, again!

Take up skiing, again!

Run in a marathon ( a short one :lol: )

Try rock climbing

Hike some well known place (?)

Learn more Spanish, dang it!

Learn to sew

Grow a garden

And that's about all I can think of for now :D (I'm sure I am leaving some things out....)

What is everybody elses 'to do' in this lifetime list???

It looks great to me, love it!!!

But I think you are right, a picture in natural light would give us a better sense of the color.

The dingo girls are very friendly, they are such a big part of Rachelville :) We love them and their Dingo wrangler Susie Q!!!!

Sounds like a perfect job for you :)

I just learned how to ski this past year when I joined the ski club B) I had so much fun even though neither of my trips ended in a normal way. The first time, I forgot to tell Mom that day where I was. I didn't get home until 11 which is an hour after my curfew on a school night. I didn't call Mom anytime with in that day, so she got really worried and called the police (I didn't have a cell phone yet) Since I lived in a small town, the police had nothing better to do than to look for me.... that next day in school, the entire school had heard about what happened :ph34r:

The second trip, I ran right smack into a wall. My skies slid under the wall and I didn't want to break my wrists so I ended up hitting it right on. The whole palm of my right hand was black and my chin swelled up. It wasn't until the end of the day that this happened though. Skiing was sooooo much fun despite everything I went through. I still have one more pass and I can't wait to go :D

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Morgan...I love skiing too! I cant imagine hitting a wall though...yikes....that must have hurt! :blink:

I love all kinds of skiing...snow skiing, water skiing and jet jetskiing. Its been a long time since I've snow skiied though. Some day I'll go again. :)

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Ummm....do you really want me to answer that??? :P

The nuggets have done you in again.... :(

Do you think anyone will let me forget??? :lol::lol:

The Dave was gonna take a pic of me rock climbing tonight...so you guys could see....we forgot about it though...no pics this time. I dont think its such a good idea for him to be snapping pics when I'm 40 ft. up clinging to rocks though. :unsure:

Oh it would have been great having some of those pictures :)

My Mom wants me to put up a picture of me getting ready for the wedding. I'm in the bathroom...I think picking up something off the floor...she snapped a pic and the toilet is right behind my head. She said this is her favorite pic of me from that day. :blink:

She said noone will notice the toilet in the background. :huh:

I actually thought it would be quite fitting for the Celiac board. :lol::lol:

That's a sounds perfect :lol::lol::lol:

Morgan...I love skiing too! I cant imagine hitting a wall though...yikes....that must have hurt! :blink:

I love all kinds of skiing...snow skiing, water skiing and jet jetskiing. Its been a long time since I've snow skiied though. Some day I'll go again. :)

Oh it hurt. I was out. A couple weeks later a friend of mine went and hit the same wall only worse. She broke her cheek bone :o I think it was just a bad place <_<

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Painting your floors? I am thinking about doing that to some steps. Had all the carpet taken out and the only carpet left is on the steps. What process are you doing? :rolleyes:

Hi, I used a high adhesion primer, then regular paint, mis-tints actually, first orange which I first painted the whole floor with, then I taped off wide sections so it would look like planks of wood, then the fuschia which I mixed with glaze and tints and after applying it I used a wood graining tool, then I glazed the whole thing with varathane tinted in shades of red and brown twice. It now looks like a fake wood floor but, though I say it myself, a fabulous fake that glows like real wood does and bounces the light around. I was amazed at how well it turned out. I plan to do all the rooms in our house the same.

I have a little step painting experience (very little :lol: )

We have a small stairway that leads from the foyer to the living room. When we had hardwood floors put in, I had no idea what to do with the steps.

We removed the carpet (luckily there were nice, wood steps underneath), did any surface repairs needed, and cleaned them well.

I then painted them with a special floor paint that matched the rest of the woodwork. Then, I stenciled a design on all of the risers. Coated that 2x with Acrylic Finish to protect the design and make it washable.

To finish,I bought individual stair treads and installed them up the center of the stairway, and put a matching hooked rug in the foyer.

Good luck with your step project--let me know what you end up doing! :)

That sounds really pretty.

Hi Rinne

For some reason last night I wasnt scared of the height....probably because I knew nothing would happened if I fell. One year my roommate and I went on the roof to watch fireworks...we ended up not being able to see the fireworks and not being able to get down. It was so easy getting up there but another story coming down. We just sat there not knowing what to do. Our neighbor finally noticed that it was late and we were stuck on the roof....he brought a ladder. I think he thought we were kind of lame for getting stuck up there.

:lol:

Julie, how sweet of you to say, I can't stay away too long. I really start to miss all of you.

I've been cranky all morning. I am very annoyed by people raving to me about the fabulous pizza they had or the incredible pasta, blah, blah, blah. I find myself looking at them and wondering just how oblivious they are. This past week two friends have done this, both of them seriously unhealthy and I feel in some way like I am being baited, does anyone know what I mean?

Congratulations to all those athlectic individuals on the thread, you are an inspiration. I know I must do more. :(

On an up note my sweetie built a frame for a single bed and it has created a kind of inglenook, plus more storage and in house of less then 700 square feet with two adults and a dog you need every bit of storage you can find. :lol:

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