What's on your mind?


What's on your mind?

This group is for all those events & thoughts we want to share that may not fit in another group. Topics that are not D-related are welcomed. Post whatever's on your mind!

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Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2014

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Death of a friend... (non D)

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Judith in Portland Nov 18, 2014. 1 Reply

I learned of the death of a friend this morning. The mother of one of my best friends. She died early this morning.Want to borrow the life experiences of this entire community. Looking for ideas to…Continue

Tags: non-D, Non-diabetic, issue, solace, comfort

Flu Shot

Started by wendy. Last reply by wendy Jan 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a pneumonia shot you get that is separate from a flu shot ? Have you gotten both ? We are all going for flu shots next week.I want my daughter who has Type 1 for sure get…Continue

Pink Slime

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by mistressbinky Jan 13, 2014. 11 Replies

Nothing to do with diabetes!Yes, I'm STILL pondering the "pink slime" issue that was in the news (and then out), a few months ago.  And the thing I'm thinking is this:  I think pink slime is a good…Continue

Tags: meat, beef, pink slime

Insulating the Garage Door... ANYBODY?!?!?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Bought a kit to insulate the garage door. Standard sized garage door 85" high, generic door, thin composite material, metal sheeting on both sides. There is no place to tuck/secure the insulation…Continue

Tags: cold, weather, kit, door, garage

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Comment by Pastelpainter on February 22, 2012 at 3:30pm

I live in a premium wine producing area, mostly white wines, some white burgundy and white ports, which are delicious. They also grow avocados in this area, and they are good for you, very good. Beware of the dogs eating too many grapes, they are poisonous to dogs! Veg here grow all year round, except for things like local asparagus and globe artichoke, right now the farm stalls are full of melons and grapes, later it will be oranges and mandarins. Sounds like we live in a similar neighbourhood!

Comment by muleman on February 22, 2012 at 2:44pm

My little small holding /Malaga) is in the centre of Muscatel and 7 other varieties of Sherry country. WE also have Red and Whites! We have 2 growing seasons of many Veg like Lettuce! Right now everyone is pruning the vines (all on the ground!) Picked in August! We can pick grapes, avocados, and never leave the road! Our dogs love them, and we just drive over avocados as they roll everywhere! But all are so bad for me ! Anyway, Back to Granada tomorrow!

Comment by BlessedLife on February 22, 2012 at 2:38pm

It is 58 degrees here in Ohio. On February 22nd! It has barely snowed this winter. This weekend, we are supposed to get some kind of snow, not sure if it will accumulate. There have been no snow days for school either. My toddler son wants to make snow angels. Hard to do without the um...SNOW! Maybe in March.

Comment by Marie B on February 22, 2012 at 1:42pm

Judith, aren't you having the knee replacement next week?

Comment by Marie B on February 22, 2012 at 12:55pm

we just took an hour to walk around the lake bgnow 80. I need a haircut too, but I don't want to spend the money. I was actually looking at my hair and wondering how badly I could mess it up if I did it myself, I mean, I wear it in a ponytail all the time anyway. snowdrops opened today here a little north of you.

I like Friday afternoons for chat, what would be y'alls preferred time?

Comment by Pastelpainter on February 22, 2012 at 12:55pm

Muleman, you are not the only one confused about diet. Everyone says to eat more grain bread and fruit, and then the comment goes 'but why are your numbers so high'! And its grape season here and all the wineries are selling just picked grapes and melons, and I so love these fruits, just that they don't love me.

Comment by jrtpup on February 22, 2012 at 12:45pm

Slow motion chat - maybe we should rename the group, I love it!

Marie yeah, I've participated in a couple of the chats, wish we had more.

60F here, I just went out to get my hair cut and all in a short-sleeved polo. Daffodils are a good 6", snowdrops are open, trees are budding. It's Feb, right?!?!

Comment by BadMoonT2 on February 22, 2012 at 11:19am

"Slow motion chat" works better for me because I'm such a horrible speller. By the time I've fixed my spelling errors real chat has moved on.

Comment by muleman on February 22, 2012 at 10:56am

Thanks Barbara. Translating it all. I am to eat 3 fruits a day? One egg a day,(7 a week?) but unfortunately am only allowed Max of 3 a week! It goes on like that! I am already on a cut back diet, so I'll just cut back a bit more and see how it goes. Thanks for the support.

Comment by Marie B on February 22, 2012 at 10:52am

I really like this group too, "slow motion chat room" yeah. I am wondering when we are going to have another live chat on TuDiabetes, has anyone else here participated in one of our prior ones?


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