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Ray-cheull! What a fascinating post - - superb that you know so much about your ancestry, and that of your state. :) I LOVE all of those photos... . ......whenever I look at old profiles or shots full of people, I always wonder about each individual - - like that handsome young man holding the statue. Who was he? What is the story behind that statue? He looks very hopeful, and proud. . . .....and the young mother with her two children, pulling their belongings in a cart....what became of them? What were they thinking when this photo was taken?

So fascinating, and human . . . . ....

:)

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Afternoon chaps!!!!!! :D

And now, pee-pull, let's wrap it up. Be sure to come to next weeks meeting--we have a very special guest. A representative from the Flea-Baggers Society will be here to give a talk on "Vaccination Without Representation".

:lol: ... 'Flea-baggery' :lol:

And.....he must wear a jock.

He did not even know what this was, and has had ensuing mixed emotions.

:rolleyes:

Indeed - poor Ripper :blink:

give a prayer up i can do this with out the help of a cig.

havent' given in yet but pray today isn't the day i can't stay strong.

Already done for yer Joodee ;)

MIMI's Polski peeps!!!!!!!!!!!!! (do ya think they may be related to Em's old cleaner??? :unsure: )

....abandoned all indoor chores today as it's been a glorious day :D - just love to absorb those rays!...chasing away the Seasonal Affectiveness :lol:

Hope all the psillies are having a SUPERB Saturday!!

Gotta get dinner ON (gluten-free sausage and mash :P ) and then settle down for MORE 'Britain's got talent' ......(I'll keep me eye out for Sooze ;) )

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Good Saturday Sillies :wub:

going to sand and paint the front porch rail today

give a prayer up i can do this with out the help of a cig.

havent' given in yet but pray today isn't the day i can't stay strong.

judy

Hi Judy, thinking of you dear.

Stay strong, I know you can do it!

....abandoned all indoor chores today as it's been a glorious day :D - just love to absorb those rays!...chasing away the Seasonal Affectiveness :lol:

:jealousfacegalore:

Enjoy your nice day outside Niks

We are having a spring blizzard, surrounded by snow, snow, and more snow.

SO very ready for spring. I guess looking on the brightside when everything melts it should be nice and green and signs off spring everywhere from all the extra moisture we are getting.

Janet, how is Jo Dog?

Em, that's exciting about Jack starting up with baseball!

I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday :)

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A Julie poop in!! :D

I heard about yer snaugh--well when it melts I hope there are all sorts of pretty spring goodies under there!

The sky is absolutely opening up here! I've not seen such rain in a long time......

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Going out soon to plant more things.

I'm in a beastly mood, so I've taken the only sensible approach and bought myself some new lipstick. :rolleyes:

Trying it out now. I think I may have actually chosen a good color (for once).

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I'm in a beastly mood

I think I may have actually chosen a good color (for once).

This alone outta improve yer mood considerably! Finding a good lipstick color is dern near impossible. B)

Have phun in the dirt :P

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This alone outta improve yer mood considerably! Finding a good lipstick color is dern near impossible. B)

Yeah!! Why is that???

I don't like bold coloUrs.......but they all seem too bright on me or too glossy (yucky gooey feel on me lips) <_<

In the words of Tammy Wynette........Sometimes it's hard to be a women :lol:

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MIMI's Polski peeps!!!!!!!!!!!!! (do ya think they may be related to Em's old cleaner??? :unsure: )

Hmmm.........that lady pulling the cart... . .. ..... :unsure: . .. . ..add sixty pounds, subtract a couple of inches in height, throw in a tightly-wrapped kerchief 'round the head and a permanent, dismal scowl. . . . ........

Crap. it could indeed be her.

:lol:

Gotta get dinner ON (gluten-free sausage and mash :P ) and then settle down for MORE 'Britain's got talent' ......(I'll keep me eye out for Sooze ;) )

Dear gawd, no need to keep our eyes out here...... .SHE IS EVERYWHERE. . ...every time I turn on the TV or computer, there is Sooooozle Boyle.. ...... . .15 million hits a day, the BGT youtube site!

Sooooozle, you've taken the world by storm!!

This is why we haven't heard from Soooozle on here in a day.........non-stop bookings on the Today Show, BBC News, Entertainment Tonight. . . . ...

:lol:

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Hello Psillies- Julie's got snaugh, Judith's staying strong, the Ripper's getting a cup :o (As opposed to Ripper's smoking a snaugh-filled cup :P )

Judith- Stay strong- so proud of you. Remember, eyes on the prize!!!!!!!!!! :D

Gianknit has to ice Jo Dog's knee :wub: Poor wee Jo Dog. Gian-knit, don't take all her valium :lol:

Jess- Will you come over since I am in a beast of a mood AND would lurve a new perfect lipstick color.

I never go shopping with other people (except my sister) but how fun would it be if we could all go shopping and then out to lunch at one of Nicola's country pubs! We could buy comfy but sassy clothes, pretty, sparkly makeup that makes our skin glow and our eyelashes long and lush. We could get lovelies for our home like smelly candles and poofy couch pillows, flowers that will magically plant themselves and bloom.

Then we could have a yummy lunch at Nikker's country pub in front of a roaring fire followed by CHOCOLATE and wine and absinthe and margaritas. Then napping in big poofy beds with down comforters- Heck, let's make a weekend of it! SLEEPOVER! PILLOW FIGHTS!!!!!!!

Wow..where did that all come from? Regardless, let's DO IT!!!!!!!!

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how fun would it be if we could all go shopping and then out to lunch at one of Nicola's country pubs! We could buy comfy but sassy clothes, pretty, sparkly makeup that makes our skin glow and our eyelashes long and lush. We could get lovelies for our home like smelly candles and poofy couch pillows, flowers that will magically plant themselves and bloom.

Then we could have a yummy lunch at Nikker's country pub in front of a roaring fire followed by CHOCOLATE and wine and absinthe and margaritas. Then napping in big poofy beds with down comforters- Heck, let's make a weekend of it! SLEEPOVER! PILLOW FIGHTS!!!!!!!

I really, really wanna do this!!!!!!!! :rolleyes: Beautiphul thought, Bevvie :)

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I never go shopping with other people (except my sister) but how fun would it be if we could all go shopping and then out to lunch at one of Nicola's country pubs! We could buy comfy but sassy clothes, pretty, sparkly makeup that makes our skin glow and our eyelashes long and lush. We could get lovelies for our home like smelly candles and poofy couch pillows, flowers that will magically plant themselves and bloom.

Then we could have a yummy lunch at Nikker's country pub in front of a roaring fire followed by CHOCOLATE and wine and absinthe and margaritas. Then napping in big poofy beds with down comforters- Heck, let's make a weekend of it! SLEEPOVER! PILLOW FIGHTS!!!!!!!

Wow..where did that all come from? Regardless, let's DO IT!!!!!!!!

YES!!!

With Susie's winnings!!

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add sixty pounds, subtract a couple of inches in height, throw in a tightly-wrapped kerchief 'round the head and a permanent, dismal scowl. . . . ........

Crap. it could indeed be her.

Crap, it could indeed be me! She's me long lost twin <_<

This is why we haven't heard from Soooozle on here in a day.........non-stop bookings on the Today Show, BBC News, Entertainment Tonight. . . . ...

Yeah, where is that girl? The last we heard from her, she was trying on dozens of perfumes at once. Perhaps she got a bad mixx? The patchouli/floral/vanilla din't sit right? :unsure:

I must share the news, friends. We're expecting...ducks!! This crazy momma mallard has planted four little greyish/green eggs in me rhododendrun :huh:

This is quite wackl--we live in a hugely populated subdivision whose only source of water is the errant swimming pool (which haven't been open since last Labor Day.)

The poor little dear.

Mu hubby is tres excited--I think he's more excited about the impending duckies then he was when I was preggers with me daughter :lol:

I told him this was probably a portent to "get our ducks in a row", but he says it's probably more a sign that the "cheese has fallen off me quwackers".

My Animal Speak book says this:

"The mallard...can be very amiable and display a wide variety of emotions.

It may reflect a need to to find comfort...with those of like mind and spirit."

Ooooh, good stuff, huh?

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How ya doin' wif yer smoke free porch rail rehab, Judy??? We sillies have faith in you!!!

Reytchull, exciting about yer ducklings . . . but how does Max feel about it??

Jess, yer mom looks like me neighbor across the street . . . is she British?? . . . is your sister expecting in September??

JoDog . . . Ugh . . . it's going to be a long six weeks. Doc said "Most dogs don't even touch their leg to the floor for the first seven to 10 days". JoDog is walking on hers (with a limp) and I haven't even given her the "good stuff" pain reliever, only the ibuprofen-type stuff. There's not enough doggie downer's for the both of us. I'm gonna hafta prioritize . . . will give it considerable thought.

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Wow..where did that all come from? Regardless, let's DO IT!!!!!!!!

YES!!!

With Susie's winnings!!

Boy, does that sound like one helluva weekend. Yep, Sooooozle Boyle is poised to make millions, and will be needing to get away, to hide from all of the adoring, prying eyes....this weekend will be POIFECT.

I must share the news, friends. We're expecting...ducks!! This crazy momma mallard has planted four little greyish/green eggs in me rhododendrun :huh:

"The mallard...can be very amiable and display a wide variety of emotions.

It may reflect a need to to find comfort...with those of like mind and spirit."

Ooooh, good stuff, huh?

Wow! How wonderful, Rayechull! Something exciting for you to watch, right outside your door. :)

Um.....I must share this with you, howevah. My late uncle was a farmer from a way back. He raised horses, cattle, Alaskan malamutes and many types of pheasants, canaries and ducks. He truly was a bird lover, and no one in my experience knew more about them.

I remember once being on his farm with him, down by the little river that ran through his property. There were a few mallards there, floating peacefully by. I mentioned how lovely they seemed, and he gave me a long look.

"You know something? There is not a more horrid male in any other species of creature. Male ducks are hateful, violent, even brutal. Many females are killed by their mates. The male rapes females regularly, and often kills chicks - - baby ducks must be constantly protected from them". :o

I've always remembered that......I was a young child when he told me this, so it is interesting that I remember it so clearly.

Not very psilly!!! But interesting.......so Raychull, go kick that mallard's arse, and watch the poor little female.. . .!

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Fer the love of all that's holy--yes!! Under NO circumstances do you want to miss this!! Emmel's so phunny when she ties one on....of course the same could be said fer Jess

this really did crack me up! :lol:

but soooooooooooo sad taht Emmel did not show up here, drunken and rambling :lol:

UGH!!! .....am starving!!!!.....selph enphorced Lilliputian portions of phood after yesterdaYs 'spectacular country pub blow out'

(pics of country friend's horse on spacebook)

...... help me !!!.....soup is soooo BORING!!!!!

NCIS is on......also boring

BORED

*snoooort*

and this entire post cracketh me up also :lol: :lol:

soup??????????????????? :blink: bloody heinous <_<

and YES, we want photos of the cozy PUB LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 lbs.? I wish. Criminey, I haven't been this plump in a long, long time.

From a magnet on my MIL's fridge:

"Ewe's not fat, ewe's just fluffy"

well, 20 is my ideal, but, that's not realistic, I've decided :angry: I gained 30 pounds on the

g f diet, and if I didn't watch myself, and show some restraint, it would be more like 50 or 60, I am quite sure........

HARRUMPH

p.s.

Max (yeah, that's his ugly mug up there in my av), has run through some of his own poo in the yard and now we must wrestle him into the tub--argh.

OMG - first of all, he is ADORABLE

second of all - poopcapades is quite funny. We also call them POO CRIMES, in case you didn't know, Mimms, and this definitely counts as a poo crime. :lol:

JoDog's home with about a 5 inch incision in her knee that is stapled together. Looks Frankensteinish. Apparently she has not done well with the pain medications . . . great . . they gave her some antinausea stuff and want me to try and get her to eat before I try and give her anything. Also gave me advice like . . . "Most dogs won't let you, but it would be helpful to ice down her knee three or four times a day" :huh: Also . . . "You need to do physical therapy twice a day by moving her leg in her normal range of motion . . . but be careful, she won't like it and some dogs will bite" . . . won't even go into the cost!!! GAHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is going to be a great six weeks.

Ummmm . . . she did eat for me though . . . . . . and now she's sacked out.

oh POOR JO DOG!!!!!!!!!!!! this is simply egregious - I think you'll both need tons of valium to get through this........

And...

one more entry in the "Nipper's Anonymous" (because Emily's was just so freakin...hilarious)

and then I'll stop because Buttercup is not amused.

Buttercup: My, Big Tom, you are a strapping lad, aren't you? What big...paws you have...

And now, pee-pull, let's wrap it up. Be sure to come to next weeks meeting--we have a very special guest. A representative from the Flea-Baggers Society will be here to give a talk on "Vaccination Without Representation".

*snigger* OMG - more Nippers' Anonymous - it never gets old :lol:

fleabaggery, indeed

Oh! I am not drunk. Had 2 glasses, ate my salad, and bowed out. Wanted an early night . . ...

Won't be very phunee.. .. . .....

Jyesss! it's up to you.....grab yerselph a bottle of wine, stat!

heinous!!!!!!!! well, I had a glass or two last night, but never reached silly. And - had a one-hour conversation with my Minnesotan (favorite) cousin, found out some

UNBELIEVABLE THINGS

that have been going on in the family back there (my other cousin, her brother) :o

Sad, scandalous, crazy, criminal, unconscionable, and devastating.........

it actually may become public knowledge at some point, at which time I will fill you all in.

part deux coming up

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annnnnnnd part deux

Oh Sills. I am just not feeling one bit silly today. :( pretty grief-stricken, actually. I need me some silly.

And later, a bit of wine, er sumphin. Or, should I go get some hard booze? Jagermeister? Scotch? Brandy? Yukon Jack? what? (where is PTAUM to answer this query? and Poeter??? he's been awfully quiet) Because this is actually a SERIOUS QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

My family totally SUCKS. :( Because they just don't give a crap. And there are about......three of us who do..............we are lonely. :huh: But my wonderful cousin in Minnesota got what she wanted - a family who cared for and valued her, when she married her husband. Good, wonderful, big clan of peeps from Wisconsin who dearly love her, as she deserves to be loved and cherished for what she is, and they pay attention to her.

crap, I'm going to cry now...... :huh:

I think I should move to Minnesota. Don't even think I'm kidding.......once my mom goes, that's where I"m going. Good Lord.........what will I do about the snaugh????????????

okay so anywho - back to silly - I'm waxing way too pserious.

The Ripper is joining a new baseball league today, so he has his evaluation in our nearby sports dome this aft. This is a bigger league, comprising a larger chunk of the city than the last community group. He is very excited, for one reason only:

He gets a complete uniform. Pants an' everything.

And.....he must wear a jock.

Jack's jock!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

JUDITH!!!!!!!!! Praying you're resisting, girl. stay strong!!!!!!!!!! How is it going? my gawd, if I had to sand and paint an entire deck, I think I'd smoke crack, too :blink:

Gotta get dinner ON (gluten-free sausage and mash ) and then settle down for MORE 'Britain's got talent' ......(I'll keep me eye out for Sooze )

Yes - you can see I reversed the fairly advanced state of Dandelion Head I was in, and have dyed and coiffed me hair. :lol:

Nik's out reversing the Seasonal Affect!!!!!!!!!! yay :)

but Jools is snaugh-ed in????? Oh, Jules, so nice to have you poop in, sweetie.

I'm in a beastly mood, so I've taken the only sensible approach and bought myself some new lipstick.

Trying it out now. I think I may have actually chosen a good color (for once).

WHAT COLOUR??????????? WHERE????? :lol: love this!

Jess - yer mum looks so spry! and she looks SKINNY and in SHAPE!!!!!!!!!! beastly for her to be in that cast........

Dear gawd, no need to keep our eyes out here...... .SHE IS EVERYWHERE. . ...every time I turn on the TV or computer, there is Sooooozle Boyle.. ...... . .15 million hits a day, the BGT youtube site!

Sooooozle, you've taken the world by storm!!

This is why we haven't heard from Soooozle on here in a day.........non-stop bookings on the Today Show, BBC News, Entertainment Tonight. . . . ...

Yes, I've been quite bizzy!! everyone loves me now :lol:

I never go shopping with other people (except my sister) but how fun would it be if we could all go shopping and then out to lunch at one of Nicola's country pubs! We could buy comfy but sassy clothes, pretty, sparkly makeup that makes our skin glow and our eyelashes long and lush. We could get lovelies for our home like smelly candles and poofy couch pillows, flowers that will magically plant themselves and bloom.

Then we could have a yummy lunch at Nikker's country pub in front of a roaring fire followed by CHOCOLATE and wine and absinthe and margaritas. Then napping in big poofy beds with down comforters- Heck, let's make a weekend of it! SLEEPOVER! PILLOW FIGHTS!!!!!!!

Wow..where did that all come from? Regardless, let's DO IT!!!!!!!!

:):(*wistful sigh* This is just PERRRRRRFECT, Bevel..........I, as Soozle Boyle, must win our millions and make this happen............

YES!!!

With Susie's winnings!!

exactly

I told him this was probably a portent to "get our ducks in a row", but he says it's probably more a sign that the "cheese has fallen off me quwackers".

My Animal Speak book says this:

"The mallard...can be very amiable and display a wide variety of emotions.

It may reflect a need to to find comfort...with those of like mind and spirit."

Ooooh, good stuff, huh?

this all sounded so good until I read Em's post about those wicked Man Mallards :lol:

Mimms!!!!!! Just LOVED yer historical post!!!! I have no idea about anything about dey-troit - must read all of that!!!!!!! fascinating!

well peeps - - gotta go to the hardware store.........then walk the Weezel......then work on more heinous chores..........and stupid stuff..................and, try and revive my sad spirit

:blink:

BRING THE SILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UNBELIEVABLE THINGS

that have been going on in the family back there (my other cousin, her brother) :o

Sad, scandalous, crazy, criminal, unconscionable, and devastating.........

WHOT?? Sooooozle....TELL US!!!!!!

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WHOT?? Sooooozle....TELL US!!!!!!

I will tell you all........I will. At a later time. :P (so sorry)

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I will tell you all........I will. At a later time. :P (so sorry)

:angry: She's a talk-tease.

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Jess!! Yer mum!! :D

Yes, young and spry indeed--even in the lil' pic, I see the resemblence. That's some big ole' cast on her, though :unsure:

Anywho, glad she's home and on the mend ;)

Ok sillies--it stopped raining!!! :lol: Thought fer a minute there we were gonna have to build a boat :o

Cooking dinner....be back B)

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And later, a bit of wine, er sumphin. Or, should I go get some hard booze? Jagermeister? Scotch? Brandy? Yukon Jack? what? (where is PTAUM to answer this query? and Poeter??? he's been awfully quiet) Because this is actually a SERIOUS QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Yep, I've been kinda quiet. Cabernet Sauvignon is a good choice. In the alternative:

Combine eight parts gin with one part dry vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olives. Cheers! :)

Minnesota? Yeah, serious winters there. My mother is from Minnesota.

Judy, it will be nineteen years for me next week. You can do it!

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Heck, let's make a weekend of it! SLEEPOVER!

I know you all know one another much better than you know me, but I have wanted to mention that my husband is a moderator on the Blue Gorrillas website and every year they have a reunion. It's a lot of fun. Not every one goes every year, but we webcam it for those who can't make it. The guys have a stuffed blue gorilla that they send to each other. His journeys are photographed and posted and he travels with a suitcase filled with mementos, a scrapbook, and a journal--it is very funny to see some of the places he has been and with whom.

So, I just wanted to say that it would be GREAT FUN to see you crazy kooks in person!! And maybe send a silly little yak on a trip around the world, too.

Male ducks are hateful, violent, even brutal. Many females are killed by their mates. The male rapes females regularly, and often kills chicks - - baby ducks must be constantly protected from them".

Ummm...YIKES! :( Holy crappers, masochistic mallards? I truly had no idea, although I have been a little less than thrilled with this mommies bad choice of living arrangements--I mean c'mon, my 80 lb. Golden is staring out the picture window slightly to the right of where she is nesting. Not too smart, this duckie. But then again, either is my beloved Max. I had mentioned to my overly excited and overtly optimistic hubby that perhaps they might get mean when we try to leave the house, but he was busy planning how to build a little wading pool. (He really was, but has since realized the foolishness of messing with Ma Nature.)

The whole thing is off kilter--I'm not sure why she chose such a loud, active, waterless environment.

The wildlife around here is starting to fight back, I think. Deer have taken over populated neihborhoods, coyotes are roaming the streets and yards of the next county over--haven't seen them there in a decade or two.

Gives Mimms the creeps. But, alas, Mrs. Mallard is oh so cute, so I'll leave her be.

had a one-hour conversation with my Minnesotan (favorite) cousin, found out some

UNBELIEVABLE THINGS

that have been going on in the family back there (my other cousin, her brother) :o

Sad, scandalous, crazy, criminal, unconscionable, and devastating.........

it actually may become public knowledge at some point, at which time I will fill you all in.

And to you, Susan/Dingo Babe,

I am truly sorry to hear that you are sad, angry, and in any way troubled. You, who bring such JOY to others, do not deserve to be anything but brilliantly happy, always.

This may surprise you, but I knew something was not right--sensed it. That's because I really like you, and appreciate knowing you, and now that you've become a part of my life I (and I'm sure I speak for all of us) find your unhappiness distressing.

I think that the life goes where the heart dictates, and that if you are meant to go to Minnesota, you shall. Or not. And try to remember that our families are not always a direct reflection of our own ability to soar and find happiness--if that were the case I'd be freakin MISERABLE right now :)

The truth is, it seems to me, that we are who we choose to be, not who our families, spouses, children, and friends tell us we are or want us to be. And you my friend, are pretty f--in cool.

Do be happy, and know that you are terribly important to SO MANY. <<Hugs>> from afar.

Jess, your mom looks like she's adjusted somewhat--and she is quite cheeky, with that sassy smirk on her face "Oh, why must I suffer fools?" "Shush, mom, and smile for the camera, will ya? I'm going to show this to all my friends online." :D She looks like she is a great gal to play cards with--she'd probly kick my hiney at rummy. You're a good daughter, I know you take good care of her :)

And Judy, how the heck is it going? I am afraid I cannot offer counsel or encouragement, as I am still a 3/4 pack a day smoker meself. However, I admire your courage and chutzpah. Every moment it is a choice, and you are stronger than the cigs. Good for you!!

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And to you, Susan/Dingo Babe,

I am truly sorry to hear that you are sad, angry, and in any way troubled. You, who bring such JOY to others, do not deserve to be anything but brilliantly happy, always.

This may surprise you, but I knew something was not right--sensed it. That's because I really like you, and appreciate knowing you, and now that you've become a part of my life I (and I'm sure I speak for all of us) find your unhappiness distressing.

I think that the life goes where the heart dictates, and that if you are meant to go to Minnesota, you shall. Or not. And try to remember that our families are not always a direct reflection of our own ability to soar and find happiness--if that were the case I'd be freakin MISERABLE right now :)

The truth is, it seems to me, that we are who we choose to be, not who our families, spouses, children, and friends tell us we are or want us to be. And you my friend, are pretty f--in cool.

Do be happy, and know that you are terribly important to SO MANY. <<Hugs>> from afar.

What she said :)

I am once again making too much food (when is that flood gonna hit?).

Making chili with ground turkey, except that while I was at the store I doscovered a package of bacon on sale, so that's goin in too....althpugh I'm not sure how much will be left by the time the turkey's ready to go in the pot.

I've aso; discovered that bacon goes quite well with scothc :ph34r:

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as I am still a 3/4 pack a day smoker meself.

almost forgot

PUT THOSE THINGS DOWN!!!! WE EXPECT YOU AT THE RENUNIONS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Making chili with ground turkey, except that while I was at the store I doscovered a package of bacon on sale, so that's goin in too....

althpugh I'm not sure how much will be left by the time the turkey's ready to go in the pot.

I've aso; discovered that bacon goes quite well with scothc :ph34r:

:lol::lol: Yep, Jess has been drinking!!! . . .

and I swear, I didn't edit anything :ph34r::lol:

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    • I am sorry that I was not clear.    I only mentioned  your diagnostic background, not to discredit you, but because without any lab results (other than a positive gene test), how can you be sure that gluten (shampoo containing wheat protein) was the actual culprit (not a guess) of your symptoms?  It is common for celiacs to receive follow-up antibodies to monitor their dietary compliance.  This is not perfect, but it is the only tool in the toolbox for now.   My husband has been gluten free 12 years prior to my diagnosis.  He went gluten free per the poor advice of his GP and my allergist.  So, I am not trying to discount your diagnosis at all.  I am just trying to see if other lab tests (e.g. liver tests that were elevated previously for you when you were still consuming gluten) were measured after your shampoo exposure.   I am curious because I have had issues over the last year.  I was glutened last January, had the flu, a tooth infection, a cold and a tooth extraction, three rounds of antibiotics (verified to be gluten free) within a month or so.  Like, you, I am very careful.  I have no idea as to how I was exposed.   The last time I ate out was a year ago and even then it was at at 100% gluten free restaurant.   My hubby did not have any symptoms at this time.  He is like my canary.    I went to my GI and my DGP IgA was off the charts even some three months later.   My celiac-related symptoms diminished in three months, but I struggled with autoimmune hives for six.  My GI offered to do an endoscopy in the summer.  Instead I chose to follow the Fasano diet.  I still was not feeling well.  In December, my antibodies were 80.  They were either on a decline or they were increasing again.  I opted for the endoscopy.  My biopsies revealed a healed small intestine (you could see the villi on the scope too).  But I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis and had a polyp removed.   So, all this time I thought my celiac disease was active, but it was NOT the source of my current gut issues.   Again, my apologies.  I just wanted to know how you know for SURE that hydrologized wheat protein from someone else’s shampoo and conditioner could reach your small intestine to trigger an autoimmune reaction.  Maybe, like me, Gluten was not the actual culprit.    
    • The reason I think it was the shampoo? Process of elimination. Our house is almost entirely gluten free (except for this shampoo which slipped through the cracks until I read the ingredient label). My husband has bread that he eats at lunch, but he practices something that resembles aseptic technique from the lab when he's making his sandwiches. He's been doing this for years now and I've never been glutened from within my home. The previous week I hadn't eaten out, I cooked all my food, I don't eat processed food and I never eat something from a shared facility.  Usually if I get glutened it's a single dose sort of thing and it follows a very predictable course, to the point where I can estimate when I got glutened within 24 hours of when it happened. However, this time, I was feeling achy and arthritic and moody for about a week before it got bad enough for me to recognize it as the result of gluten exposure, at which point we went searching and found the shampoo (and conditioner, which does leave more of a residue than shampoo), which he immediately stopped using. Within three days I was feeling back to normal (which is the usual course for me).  Sure, it could have been something else, but I know how sensitive I am, and, as silly as it sounds, it was the only thing that made sense. The other thing you said: You're correct, mine was not a rock solid celiac diagnosis, but I have no doubt that gluten is the problem. I was SICK. I went through two different gluten challenges in an effort to get a more straightforward diagnosis during which I was a barely functioning human being. Consuming gluten may not have given me blunted villi or elevated antibodies, but it did inflame my gut, and actually started to damage my liver. If you look at my diagnosis thread, I had elevated liver enzymes, which have been correlated with celiac disease in the past. There was no alternative explanation for the liver enzymes, he checked EVERYTHING.  I too am a scientist and I have spent a lot of time with the literature trying to make sense of my condition.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26150087 I also have no doubt that gluten was damaging my intestines in some way, as any prolonged gluten exposure in the past has inevitably been followed by a severe FODMAP intolerance that goes away once I've eliminated the gluten and given myself a month or so to heal.  I also had a very fast diagnosis following the onset of symptoms (~1 year) so it's possible that the disease never had a chance to manifest as full celiac. I wasn't willing to eat gluten long enough to find out. As a result of my diagnosis, hazy as it was, I am *meticulously* gluten free. It is not a fad for me. I don't occasionally cheat. It is my life, for better or worse. All of that being said, I'm not sure what my diagnosis has to do with your question. You say you're not trying to be rude, but when you bring up my diagnosis in a thread that has nothing to do with diagnostics, it seems like you're trying to undermine the validity of my disease or the validity of my input in this forum. If I'm being hypersensitive, I apologize, but that's how you came across on my end. I'll admit that the fact that my diagnosis wasn't more straight forward does make me a bit defensive, but I promise that even if I didn't have a solid diagnosis, I interact with the world as though I did, and I'm not out there giving people the wrong idea about celiac disease by not taking it seriously. If there was a connection between your question and my diagnostics that I missed I would appreciate you giving me the chance to better understand what you were asking. 
    • I am just curious.  As a scientist (and I am not trying to be rude), how can you determine if hydrologized wheat protein from your husband’s shampoo was actually the culprit?  If I recall at your diagnosis, you were seronegative, Marsh Stage I, gene positive,  but your doctor still  suspected celiac disease.  You improved on a gluten diet.  Other than observation, how do you really know?  Could it not be something else that triggered your symptoms?   I firmly believe that even trace amounts of gluten (under 20 ppm), can impact sensitive celiacs.  But traces of a protein within a shampoo from someone else’s hair that was rinsed?    
    • I also can't have dairy but through a series of experiments and a lot of research I think I've pinpointed my problem. It may or may not be the same for you, but I thought I'd share.  There are two kinds of beta-casein protein A1 and A2. We'll call A1 "bad casein" and A2 "good casein". The two proteins differ only in a single amino acid, but this is enough to make it so that they are processed differently in your guy. Bad casein is actually broken down into a casomorphin, which is an opioid peptide. That does not mean that milk gets you high, or is as addictive as heroin, or anything like that, it just means that it can interact with opioid receptors (which the gut has a bunch of). It's worth noting that opioids cause constipation due to their interaction with the opioid receptors in the gut, and that a lot of people feel like cheese and dairy slow things down, but any connection between the two is pure speculation on my part at this point.  Now here's where things get weird. The vast majority of milk cows in the western world are derived from Holstein-like breeds, meaning black and white cows. In a few select places, you'll see farms that use Jersey-type cows, or brown cows (Jersey cows produce less milk than Holsteins, but many connoisseurs feel it's a higher quality milk, particularly for cheese).  Holstein-like cows have A1 and A2 casein (bad and good), however, Jersey-type cows only have A2 (good casein), unless their genetic line involved a Holstein somewhere in the past, which does happen.  A company in New Zealand figured out how to test their cows for these two genes, and selected their herd down to cows that specifically produce ONLY A2 (good) casein. You might have seen it in the store, it's called A2 milk. Some people have had a lot of luck with this milk, though it still doesn't solve the problem of cheese.  I have suspected, due to trial and error and a few accidental exposures, that I have a problem with A1 casein, but not A2. In line with this: I am able to eat sheep and goat dairy without any difficulty, so at least I can still enjoy those cheeses! I am also fortunate because I'm apparently not too sensitive, as I can still eat cow-milk butter. The process of making butter removes *most* (read: enough for me) of the casein.  However, if I eat cow cheese or a baked good with milk, I get really sick. It's a much faster reaction than if I get glutened. Within minutes I'm dizzy and tired and my limbs are heavy. I have to sleep for a couple of hours, and then, over the next couple of days, I'm vulnerable to moodiness and muscles spasms and stomach upset just as though I'd been glutened (though the brain fog isn't as bad). I actually haven't tried A2 milk yet, mostly due to lack of availability (and motivation, I don't miss milk, I miss CHEESE). However, last year, when I was getting ready to go on a trip to Italy, I had a thought. Once, in the recent past, when I'd been testing dairy, I'd had a slice of parmesan cheese. Miracle of miracles, I was fine. I didn't feel a thing! I was so excited that I ran out and got some brie to eat as a snack. That did not go so well... Turns out parmigiano reggiano is made from the milk of the Reggiana variety of cow which is, you guessed it, a brown cow (they say red). I did a little more research and found that dairies in Italy predominantly use brown cows. So I decided to try something. As some of you may know, Italy is something of a haven for celiacs. It's one of the most gluten-free friendly places I've ever been. You can say "senza glutine" in the smallest little town and they don't even bat their eyelashes. You can buy gluten free foods in the pharmacy because they're considered a MEDICAL NECESSITY. If travelling-while-celiac freaks you out, go to Italy. Check out the website for the AIC (Italy's Celiac society), find some accredited restaurants, and GO NUTS. While I was there, I decided to see if I could eat the dairy. I could.  Friends, I ate gelato Every. Single. Night. after that. It was amazing. Between the dairy being safe for me and the preponderance of gluten free options, it was almost like I didn't have dietary restrictions. It was heaven. I want to go back and never leave.  So that's my story. Almost too crazy to believe.  TL;DR: Black and white cows make me sick, brown cows are my friends.
    • I'm a scientist, and I did a little research into the study. Looks valid and it was published in a respected journal.  http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(17)36352-7/pdf The science looks solid. As someone who didn't have a super clean cut diagnosis before going gluten free, I'd love to see something like this become available. Then again, there's no doubt in my mind that I can't have gluten, so any additional testing would be purely academic. But like I said, I'm a scientist. I can't help myself. 
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