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!

Members: 54
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 BadMoonT2 on March 7, 2012 at 6:28pm

Pup, I only kept them long enough to to warm them up and dry them off, so nothing left behind. They needed to be back with momma as soon as possible.

Comment by jrtpup on March 7, 2012 at 6:18pm

Trudy, I still have gates everywhere - my boy Puck has taken to mugging his mother *sigh*

Tim, yeah they look cute, but what they leave behind ain't!

Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 7, 2012 at 5:37pm

When I was in the cattle business I would occasionally bring a weak new born calf into the kitchen to dry it off and warm it up. The calves usually made it. They looked cute wrapped up in a blanket with their head sticking out.

Comment by Trudy on March 7, 2012 at 5:25pm

I still have a fence between my kitchen and living room for my Goldens. I get my exercise swinging over it all day, although twice I took a nosedive. I have a permanent bump on my forehead and hole in my chin to prove it.

And oh yes, Awwwwwwwwwwww!

Comment by jrtpup on March 7, 2012 at 4:26pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth, I needed some smiles ;) Alice looks so soft and sweet.

Brings to mind a time when my daughter was in 2nd grade. Her teacher had a small farm across the street, and frequently took his students there. Silly me... when she asked if she could bring a lamb home for the weekend, I said sure!. Thank goodness I could gate off my kitchen - no place outside for it! Just use your imagination LOL

Comment by Elizabeth on March 7, 2012 at 12:47pm

And now for something completely different... We had a lamb born on the farm yesterday, a black ewe I've named Alice. Here's a picture so you can all wallow in her cuteness. Unless, to you, she looks like a Rorschach test, which is sort of how she looks to me, in which case you can just contemplate your mental health. Enjoy!

Comment by muleman on March 6, 2012 at 9:44am

Barbara, that is a great idea. I now have a fantastic lever against them thanks to you!

Comment by jrtpup on March 5, 2012 at 3:47pm

Albert, tell them they ate your medicine! Ya know, women and chocolate have a special relationship ;)

Comment by muleman on March 5, 2012 at 10:45am

Judith, Big WELCOME HOME! Take care and follow instructions!
Your right Trudy, and Barbara is fun!
Barbara, I bought my self a bar of dark chocolate with Almonds last week. 'you understand, that was just for emergencies of course!', Left it at my daughters place! They (2 girls)eat the whole thing before I got back here to Granada 1.5 hours!). Aint that just like kids huh?

Comment by Doris D on March 5, 2012 at 7:26am

Hi Judith good to have u back here with us!!!!!


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