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Dad likes the thermostat set to 82 (insert sweaty emoticon).

My parents have the opposite obsession - keeping their fuel bills down :rolleyes: ...dear god! you need your thermals on round there....you can scrape the ice off the inside of the windows in the depth of winter. The penguins + polar bears congregate in their bathroom as it's too warm in the garden ;)

No celiac here either - although I've never been tested. I suppose it's my turn. I was pretty sure that it came from my husbands side of the family based on the number of people on that side with digestive issues.

You never know....*I* was dx'd with IBS as a child, I've had a lifetime of stomach issues ...hubby used to say our middle son inherited my weak stomach.

Boy - did he have to eat his words when it turned out he + middle son had celiac disease :lol: (who's got the 'weak stomach' now ;) )

Wow! I didn't know you could do that! I knew about overemoticonizing but not excessive quotifying. Huh, learn something new everyday . . . guess I'm done for today.

Well nor me - I think I had too much to comment on :lol:

My boyfriend's family is in Old Fort (or Old Fart, depending on whose talking)

:lol::lol:


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Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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No shopping here. Read about it in the paper and was amazed.

We actually did shop .... we needed something at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so stopped there around 5:30 PM on the way home from the gym .... so we were wearing gym clothes, of course. On our way out some guy as big as both of us put together asked if we had been at it all day .... I guess he doesn't know what gym clothes look like! To him, I guess we looked like we just rolled out of bed! :lol: There was no line at all .... we didn't find what we were looking for (something for the kitchen window), but found something I've wanted for a long time (throw pillows for the family room).

Sounds delicious, and it's looking great in your av - I'll be over later (plus I want to gaze at your Aga!!! :lol: )

Thanks! Yes, and as you can see in the avatar, the tea kettle is on (I actually was making a cup of tea :)).

Adam took that pic on the phone ... I had rolled out of bed, pulled on jeans and a sweatshirt, put my hair in a clip, and went downstairs .... when I asked him to email it to me, he couldn't believe it was going on the internet! I figure if some of you shop in your pj's this pic is fine. :lol:


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Well, of course not! But I'm pretty sure staying home to chat with the sillies will be considered an unexcused absence. Now, if you can somehow sustain a concusion . . . didn't happen to play Sunday Night Football, did ya?

Well, I didn't make it to class - but it was for a good reason, I swear! My boyfriend is sick so I had to do a quick run to Wal-Mart for pepto and ginger ale. Does this mean I'm getting the 1000-post sickness early?!? :wacko: That counts as an excused absence, right?


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Change blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything. Creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.

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I am so dissapointed in myself, I have not checked this thread all morning...I have been piled with work. The nerve of people, don't they see it is a Rainy Cold Monday, 1st day of a 5-day work week....what are they thinking??? :D


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As you leisurely peruse the comic stylings of your favoUrite sillies, click quote on each and everyone that you would like to respond to before hitting the reply button. All of them will be listed and then you can cut and paste like a kindergartner!

Okay...I'm excitedly trying this out. I can hardly contain myself...

You never know....*I* was dx'd with IBS as a child, I've had a lifetime of stomach issues ...hubby used to say our middle son inherited my weak stomach.

Nikki! This explains it! You are absolutely celiac! Got some symptoms, and you're hilariously funny! Recalling my theory about gluten trouble and wittiness being located on the same HLA gene, I think that one's sense of humour should be a recognised diagnostic tool. I would bet it's a heckuva lot more accurate than blood or biopsy work. Yes, you must crack some jokes for the GI...this could work...!

Does this mean I'm getting the 1000-post sickness early?!? :wacko: That counts as an excused absence, right?

Maybe there's been a promotion on, and we missed the flyers...you can get bodily fluids at twenty posts if you volunteer to do some office work for Scott. Or babysit his kids, or wash his car....Have you done anything like that, Joyful, in the last couple of days? That could be it.... :lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I am so dissapointed in myself, I have not checked this thread all morning...I have been piled with work. The nerve of people, don't they see it is a Rainy Cold Monday, 1st day of a 5-day work week....what are they thinking??? :D

Is it raining everywhere today? I'm very tempted to do an snow ice dance so they cancel school tomorrow.

Seriously, South Carolina is so hard core that the public schools get at least a two hour delay for half an inch of snow :rolleyes:

Oh, and an embarrassing story to entertain all of you at work:

I took my boyfriend's car to Wal-Mart, cause his parents pay for his gas.

When I got there, I locked the doors, then manually unlocked the drivers side, since it's a Buick and I only had the ignition key with me. After getting the supplies, I go to the car, open the door...and the alarm goes off. WTH? I've ridden in and driven this car for two an a half years, and I have NEVER heard the alarm. So I'm sitting in the parking lot freaking out watching an employee laugh at me through the rear-view mirror. After ten minutes it finally goes off, and I drive back to school. I pull in the parking lot behind his dorm, turn off the car, pull out the fuse for the antenna (it's a weird car), open the door...and the alarm goes off again. <_<


joyful

Gluten free since 11/13/07

Change blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything. Creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.

(slightly edited quote from Veronica Mars)

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Why Emily!!!! You've successfully quoted three (count 'em, three) different people!

We're all so proud of you! :D


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Why Emily!!!! You've successfully quoted three (count 'em, three) different people!

We're all so proud of you! :D

Ha Ha - she's got it!!! :lol:

Amanda - what were YOU thinking???...work be damned...there's posts to be read!!!!!!!!!


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Amanda - what were YOU thinking???...work be damned...there's posts to be read!!!!!!!!!

I know Nikki---I feel like I am betraying you guys :) I will try harder to post this afternoon.

Yep raining in the Northeast today. Going to get heavyier as the day goes on....and into tonight. Tomorrow they say very cold and windy...fun fun!

Now I am off to Employee Health to get a TB shot, the hospital mandates them yearly, so anyone want to go in my place, I am not up to being poked today :) LOl!


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Heinous! I hate shots! I have to get blood work done this week ... Chloe, too .... that's monthly and we both hate it!

It's cool and rainy here, too. Susie would love it! :lol:


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I took my boyfriend's car to Wal-Mart, cause his parents pay for his gas.

.....Huh?......

A great, funny story, Joyful, but I had trouble processing after this sentence. Gee, where do you arrange to get parents like those? I WANT A PAIR!


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Oh, and an embarrassing story to entertain all of you at work:

I took my boyfriend's car to Wal-Mart, cause his parents pay for his gas.

When I got there, I locked the doors, then manually unlocked the drivers side, since it's a Buick and I only had the ignition key with me. After getting the supplies, I go to the car, open the door...and the alarm goes off. WTH? I've ridden in and driven this car for two an a half years, and I have NEVER heard the alarm. So I'm sitting in the parking lot freaking out watching an employee laugh at me through the rear-view mirror. After ten minutes it finally goes off, and I drive back to school. I pull in the parking lot behind his dorm, turn off the car, pull out the fuse for the antenna (it's a weird car), open the door...and the alarm goes off again. <_<

While waiting for the ferry, lots of people stand outside on the walkway overlooking the loading area for the cars. One time some poor guy with either a new car, or someone else's car, managed to set off the alarm. and not remember how to unlock the door. For 15 or 20 minutes this poor man tried to first figure out how to get into his car, then turn off the alarm, with an audience of 100 or so people watching him.

When he finally got it, the whole walkway clapped...


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.....Huh?......

A great, funny story, Joyful, but I had trouble processing after this sentence. Gee, where do you arrange to get parents like those? I WANT A PAIR!

Uh, not here .... with six kids, no chance of THAT! :P Paying for our college student's room/board/tuition/books is enough, she can spring for her own gas money.

Well, she does always hit me up for my credit card when she's in town ..... but I guess I can pay for her gas to come HOME!! ;)


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.....Huh?......

A great, funny story, Joyful, but I had trouble processing after this sentence. Gee, where do you arrange to get parents like those? I WANT A PAIR!

Seriously. Josh does have to pay for his school bill, cell phone and car insurance. I just pay for gas. I think I have the better deal.

Jess, I feel so sorry for that guy!


joyful

Gluten free since 11/13/07

Change blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything. Creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.

(slightly edited quote from Veronica Mars)

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Seriously. Josh does have to pay for his cell phone and car insurance. I just pay for gas. With the price of gas now days, I think he has the better deal.

Jess, I feel so sorry for that guy!

He took numerous bows. Great fun was had by all.


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Carla, Love the new kitchen!!!!

I do too, Carla! Makes me walk into mine and want to tear down a couple of walls, paint, replace appliances...you know, just little stuff...

:rolleyes:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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. . . It's about as acrid, maybe less, methinks, than Acrid Aging Dingo Wind.

OHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh you meant the DOG!! :P<_<:lol:

Carla!! Yay kitchen!!

At my Mom&Dad's 50th wedding anniversary, we all stayed at a lodge at a State Park in Illinois. We took over the small lodge bar on a Friday night. We "adopted" the only stranger brave enough to enter the bar. We introduced him as our cousin Steve. If it was someone from my Dad's side, we told them he was from Mom's side and vice versa.

1) yay Illinois, my home state! :)

2) LOL "Cousin Steve"!! :lol:

JESS!! ROFL @the Av!! :lol:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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I can't wait till I have my own home and I can remodel....my kitchen walls are a sad dreary cream color and the appliances although still very functional, I would choose better :)

See you all later tonight. Work is over and it is time to venture out in the rain.


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JESS!! ROFL @the Av!! :lol:

Hi, Tom! Speaking of avs, I like this latest one of your'n. Kind of a swirly Mondrion. Where's it from?


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Is it raining everywhere today? I'm very tempted to do an snow ice dance so they cancel school tomorrow.

:angry: NO! not raining here. Bland and sunny. Good dingo-walking weather, though.

Why Emily!!!! You've successfully quoted three (count 'em, three) different people!

We're all so proud of you!

:rolleyes: 'tis a big day, indeed

It's cool and rainy here, too. Susie would love it! :lol:

yes I would! I like rain best on weekends, though. THAT is pure heaven.

.....Huh?......

A great, funny story, Joyful, but I had trouble processing after this sentence. Gee, where do you arrange to get parents like those? I WANT A PAIR!

:lol: :lol:

Hi, Tom! Speaking of avs, I like this latest one of your'n. Kind of a swirly Mondrion. Where's it from?

'tis not a Mondrian......it's........well it's the guy who does the famous mobiles, and I can't think of his name......help me.....modernist from around the 1950's

edit: I know! it's Joan Miro, is it not?

Susie is not having a good week. Oh, BTW, janet, *I* am going to be the next mystery cousin at your family gatherings. What fun! I want a BIG, FUN family!!!!!!!!!! :angry:

Okay........I am grief-stricken again as today, I found out..............my..............big................eucalyptus...........grove.................acros

s the street...................is...........going to be .............................

cut down. :( :( :(

I literally wept when I found this out..........they are the only trees around, in this sterile, new area, where they knock out all trees and orchards (nearly all) and build houses mere FEEt apart and install VERY FEW small, puny trees. <why do I live here>

I am bereft beyond belief.......I've already been to speak to the LOVELY owners of the property........they said the trees, the view of which I thanked God every night I sat on my patio, are diseased and must go............'tis not entirely true.............but I'm working on them to plan redwoods in their stead, and I will help, ruined back or no.................

I got nothin' silly in me this week, 'tis all egregiousness. BAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :huh:

sorry for the interruption. carry on, sillies......................


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Hi, Tom! Speaking of avs, I like this latest one of your'n. Kind of a swirly Mondrion. Where's it from?

'tis not a Mondrian......it's........well it's the guy who does the famous mobiles, and I can't think of his name......help me.....modernist from around the 1950's

edit: I know! it's Joan Miro, is it not?

Susie is not having a good week.

Yes, 'tis Joan Mir


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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okay...here's a factoid, which Tom may already know........

Joan is pronounced hoe-ahn. I think there's an accent in the first name? dunno. don't care.

bah.................bah......BAH! Losing me trees. I will photograph them before they go. Then......I"ll photograph this sterile neighborhood for you all to see.

bah.

don't now whether to use this :angry:

or this :(

'tis a bit of both.


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Yes, 'tis Joan Mir

Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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