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  1. The weird thing is that I can feel the shift in my brain. I know I’m being unreasonable and strange, but can’t do a damned thing to stop it. I wind up pacing, and hoping I don’t get too snappish, or burst into tears. Or both. It’s a giant pain. Right! It just. Won’t. Die. Isn’t 42 years of this garbage enough?
  2. It’s going okay. Had a few random weird brain hiccups this week. Random minor panic attack the other day, and over all brain weirdness today. Irrational thought processes. Pretty sure it’s hormone related, as I’m of an age where things are stopping. Not soon enough for me tho. Last night was fun. Emergency alert went off at 1 a.m. So we all woke up and watched the weather report until the tornado warning passed. Fun times. But we had no damage from the wind, no loss of power or anything. I’ll take the loss of sleep over the alternative any day. Guess we traded blizzards for tornadoes. I’m happy with that trade. How are you doing?
  3. Have you looked into Hemp bedding for chickens? I’ve heard it’s super absorbent, minimal dust, etc. And lasts a long time.
  4. Amen. Shaar, could it be the time change? It always takes me a couple weeks to truly adjust.
  5. Hi! I’m so over snow. It got to where I’d have an anxiety attack when it started snowing. Cause I knew I’d have to drive in it. (Had a couple of bad experiences picking up the boy-o from school or work. Did a number on my psyche.) Thanks! I really love OMAD, there aren’t really any restrictions. And while I’m not eating many of the things I used to (looking at you, soda and lemonheads) It’s nice knowing I can if I want to, occasionally.
  6. Just you wait. Music will get louder, clothes will get weirder, and everyone will look so. damned. young. And Tumeric is the Bomb! I take it for joint pain. It really seems to help.
  7. at my age (52) it’s not more wise or less stupid so much as “how long will it take to recover from this nonsense” The answer is way too long.
  8. You and me both. I absolutely adore the weather here! Winter was so……..not winter like at all! I see all your snow and feel your pain…….when I see all the snow that “the place formerly known as home” has been getting, I am so happy and at peace with our decision. 😌 p.s. I’m just getting too old for that shit!
  9. So. I’ve been gone quite a while. Things got hard during the pandemic, attitudes here were…….different. At least it felt that way to me at the time. And being here wasn’t good for me. Had issues at home that were pretty rough. But today is a new day. I’ll give it one more shot. Life is much better these days. My youngest kiddo graduated high school last year, praise God. It took kicking and screaming, threats and bribes, but he did it. We sold our house in SoCo, ditched 90% of our belongings, and headed southeast. It was an adventure traveling with 2 cars, 3 humans, 2 dogs and a cat. We have now settled in warmer, Southern climes. This is the first winter I didn’t have to shovel or drive in snow in 24 years. We've settled in a wonderful little community. It’s peaceful and beautiful here. And green! During this past year, between rehabbing the old house (shoulder is so jacked even still from painting every. damned. thing) , comfort eating and eating out, we discovered we had gained more weight than we realized. We decided to try the OMAD diet together. So we are fasting, albeit dirty fasting since we have coffee with creamer in the a.m. We eat one meal a day, mine aiming for under 1500 calories. We “cheat” occasionally, but have drastically cut junk and sweets from our lives. So far, since January 24, I’ve lost 12 pounds! I have a ways to go, seeing as I clocked in at 175. I was not happy that day. But today’s weigh in can in at 163.5. We also walk most days, barring rain or cold, 2.75 miles. My goals: continue with OMAD walk whenever possible be kind to myself Ciao, bella
  10. This is why I fell off, also. The vibe changed. It feels less welcoming, almost…….hostile. I’m debating trying the next challenge cause I miss everyone.
  11. We are thinking of moving to Kentucky.
  12. Here are s one, and here is the other. You can scroll around to see the bears & bunnies if you like. I’ll be doing yoga with Adrienne.
  13. So. Here I am. Earlier this year I just couldn’t. Couldn’t believe what was being said. Couldn’t believe……..just couldn’t. Peoples attitudes and comments were very distressing and quite unreal. This no longer felt like a safe place. A welcoming place. A tribe. I had to leave. Honestly I don’t know if I’ll stay. I have had a hellacious couple of years. Been very low. Had to admit how dark I really was to someone, while trying to be there for my 18 yr old, who was in just as dark a place. This admission didn’t help. They couldn’t give me what I needed. Im reconciled to the fact that I won’t get it. Because they don’t get it. And I can’t make them understand. I have to save myself. Somehow. I have gained 20 pounds. I’ve not been active. At all. This needs to change. Knitting has been my only…….refuge. I did knit 7 bunnies/bears/unicorns for charity. It gave me a purpose. The plan, subject to change and/or outright abandonment: -keep knitting. Don’t hurt anyone when feeling stabby. (No worries. I just hold it all in until heartburn or a migraine sets in.) -actually start and hopefully complete 30 days of yoga -do something. Maybe aerobics or a workout video. -maybe start tracking calories. I dunno, sorta feels like too much. We’ll see. -start a Christmas advent daily devotional, and invite friends to participate. Onward, to the corner. No lights please.
  14. I think I was in high school? Wouldn’t have stayed up that late to see it. But really, I just don’t remember I guess. And some of those later ones we probably watched on AFN/AFRTS, who showed things at odd times. (SNL came on at noon)
  15. What about these guys? I’m surprised it made it onto prime time. This was before sweating and naked butts on regular tv.........at least as I remember it.
  16. My mom instead of 1 week on, 4 weeks off, would be the opposite, 4 on 1 off (if lucky). Unfortunate splooging episodes out of nowhere. When they finally offered her a hysterectomy they found that her uterus was inverted/retroverted (something like that) basically folded in half backwards. My point is, it wasn’t the giant badness she was afraid of
  17. The same Madness that strikes whenever a new platform comes out around the holidays. Or any *new* thing. Cabbage Patch Kids (someone actually did a song to the tune of satisfaction by the Stones about it), the first Wii. There were fights and such over the wii. Neighbor only got one cuz he was a cop, and “knew” somebody. Had to literally sneak it out the back so as to avoid the crazy.
  18. Damn straight it is. I found that listening to a good podcast helped me in the beginning. And/or music.
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