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  1. 3 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

    Glad you all were safe. 


    Yeah, I had anxiety problems  during perimenopause. I mean, it's always something I fight against, but perimenopause was more intense (though the good thing about that was it motivated me to exercise)

    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.  


    1 minute ago, Everstorm said:



    Glad you were safe from the tornados.  It's always something smh

    Right! It just. Won’t. Die.  Isn’t 42 years of this garbage enough?

  2. 8 hours ago, shaar said:

    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. 7 hours ago, spezzy said:








    The mess is the worst part, yes. 



    Okay so I decided to make a video :D 


    This is their temporary enclosure (the 32" of snow has me scrambling here a bit), I'm hoping to get them taking day trips outside in the next few days and then have them in a bigger place by the weekend. The cardboard is to try to help with the mess but it is not really working because chickens are DIRTY.  I love them but am ready to have my office back 😂 




    I had to cut it in the middle because the blue one pooped on me. 



    Have you looked into Hemp bedding for chickens? I’ve heard it’s super absorbent,  minimal dust, etc.  And lasts a long time.

  4. 14 hours ago, Everstorm said:

    Welcome to winter in the south, where autumn gives winter a miss and heads straight into spring.

    happy yas GIF by I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Australia

    9 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

    Welcome back! We just got back from visiting Arizona, and I see the allure of a warm winter. Congrats on the weight loss!

    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. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:


    This is wisdom. It is also difficult, but I find it becomes easier the older I become. I don't think this necessarily means I am becoming wiser as I grow older, but I'm pretty sure I am actually becoming a bit less stupid with age.


    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.

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  6. 51 minutes ago, shaar said:

    I’m so glad your snow days are OVER! 💜💜

     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!

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    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 



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  8. 2 hours ago, Maggie-Miau said:

    So! Next thing:


    I have to go pick up the WorkComp papers tomorrow after the doctor fills them out. On the 31st, the nurse from the school will come to get them from me and will get started on the reinstatement paperwork. I can potentially go back as soon as the 8th, maybe somewhat later. 


    Which means that currently on the agenda we have Packing. And some careful exercise. :D 


    2022 Goals:

         - Obtain Driver's License
         - Complete Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship
         - Attend Advanced Training in Kentucky (either April or July)

    Smol Goals:
         - Daily exercise
         - Drink at least most of my gallon jug of water per day
         - Daily journaling
         - Do Something creative every day, doesn't matter what


    i'm going to make myself a little chart in my planner (which arrives tomorrow) and will probably wind up using tea or something as a reward for checked boxes. Or virtual movie nights with a friend. 


    I feel like i'm Ready to go back and finish up. It'll be about, three to four months and i'll be done and on my way to Kentucky (the next scary thing, i've never been on a plane before) i'm a little nervous to go back, but also Ready for sure. 

    We are thinking of moving to Kentucky. 

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  9. 7 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

    Tricky, since you will be armed with such convenient weapons! Two of them!

    Wallace And Gromit Lol GIF by Aardman Animations


    If you have a photo of knitted unicorn, I would love to see it 🦄 

    Are you using a specific course? Perhaps we can be yoga buddies? I am thinking to do yoga with Adrienne either this challenge or next.

    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. 

  10. 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.


  11. 3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    But remember? TNG wasn't on prime time. It was syndicated, which meant instead of being on Network hours local TV stations bought the show and showed it whenever they wanted. In my Market it was on Saturday night half an hour after the evening news. There were reruns on at 10:30 every weeknight too on a different station, so I lucked out.

    Star Trek is awesome, resistance is futile. 

    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)

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  12. 3 hours ago, Salinger said:


    I will do, I will contact them tomorrow ❤️ thanks Rho xx

    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

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  13. 5 hours ago, shaar said:


    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. 

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