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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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Diabetes Forum

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 jrtpup on May 16, 2012 at 10:42am

Really gorgeous! And hand quilted to boot? wow.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on May 16, 2012 at 9:40am

The raffle quilt is a beauty, congratulations on best of show!

Comment by Doris D on May 16, 2012 at 9:16am

GOOD Marie. But we all know ur the best at quilting. I'm surprised it took the judges til now to notice!

Comment by Marie B on May 16, 2012 at 8:32am

gosh I'm getting excited about our guild quilt show coming up this weekend. yesterday was judging day, one of my favorites. and our guild raffle quilt came in as Best of Show by the impartial professional judges! you can see it on my page, and also our website.

Comment by Linda G on May 14, 2012 at 3:39pm

Ha ha Pup. YES....or walking and reading at the same time, and walking into a parked car (lucky thing I had the sense of looking before crossing the street!!) Or frequenting the library often enough that the staff knew me by name and remind me when it was time to go home for dinner!

Comment by jrtpup on May 14, 2012 at 4:59am

Linda you're my kinda weird! Remember reading with a flashlight under the covers after lights out? LOL

Comment by Linda G on May 13, 2012 at 4:41pm

Pup....I was one of those odd ball kids who actually liked to perfect their calligraphic skills. That and reading! I enjoyed sports....but never the organized variety....some players always took it too serious and the fun was gone! But give me a bike or skis and you're talking my kind of language :)

Comment by jrtpup on May 13, 2012 at 4:31pm

Hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day. My daughter and her husband made me dinner last night - london broil and spinach with bacon, yummm. Tonight they brought home a wonderful real, fresh, cherry ice cream and served me a perfect 15g portion!

One of my special needs sons presented me with a bright pink bag with a bracelet inside - he knows mom likes jewelry LOL.

This weekend was a Jack Russell Terrier trial, both days. Exhausting and wonderful. I managed a couple of home made cookies and kept my bg really level all weekend.

The dogs are exhausted, as am I. They did beautifully, my terrier friends all commented on how wonderful my 12 year old looks. Great fun racing and various performance events.

When I got back tonight my son-in-law was ready to plant his first garden... oy! Being the teacher/coach, I got to sit in a chair sipping my iced coffee and issuing instructions. What a great way to plant tomatoes and peppers LOL

Comment by jrtpup on May 13, 2012 at 4:27pm

Oh boy, Linda. I am a (mediocre) calligrapher. I still have some really fine papers, and find myself just taking them out and fingering them sometimes. My husband never used a pen other than a fountain pen. I miss the 'old days' of quality!

Comment by Doris D on May 9, 2012 at 2:28pm

Linda I get so upset with the postage and the prices of paper (not to meantion envelops) that my daughter just takes it away from me! LOL! She says the computer will do all I need. I wonder though sometimes.........................


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