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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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 Linda G on May 9, 2012 at 2:20pm

Hand written letters....sigh! Every once in a while, I long for the feel of fine writing paper; not only the kind that you can get at Hallmark's or book stores, but the type of paper that's sold in art stores. Hand made...WITH a ragged edge. Of course, that quality of paper calls for more than run of the mill ball point pen....a sticky blot on such fine paper would technically be considered a grave offense....akin to a sin! No....nothing less than a fountain pen, and REAL ink for such treasured parchment...India ink! I would have to do a rough draft first, so as not to chance wasting the "good stuff"....and since I'm at it, might as well write a couple pages, to make the effort worth while. Folding the thick stock carefully, so as not to create unnecessary creases...the letter is slipped into an envelope of complimenting colour, and sealed. Cannot post it directly in the box, as it's an off size....so it must be taken in to be weighed. HOLY MOLEY....have you seen the cost of postage lately? If your letter varies ever slightly more than the suggested weight and size...slap on a fortune on stamps! So....with the effort taken, the cost of paper, pen, ink, AND postage....who can afford to write any more!! But....Every once in a while, I long for the feel of fine writing paper;

Comment by jrtpup on May 9, 2012 at 2:20pm

Congratultions Albert! How nice to be gaining a new son :) Hope the festivities are wonderful.

Comment by Doris D on May 9, 2012 at 2:12pm

Wonderful!!! I know ur soooo proud!

Comment by Trudy on May 9, 2012 at 1:52pm

Yes, wonderful. Congratulations to all!

Comment by Marie B on May 9, 2012 at 12:01pm

Albert! that's wonderful! blessings to the new couple.

Comment by muleman on May 9, 2012 at 9:19am

DISTRACTED! MY youngest daughter Rachel is marrying Saturday 12th May in our village church. Speak to you all after the day. Blessings.

Comment by Doris D on May 9, 2012 at 8:53am

Ok I'm better now. I got my coffee and my paty cline cd and just chilled out. Sorry guys for my rant!

Comment by Doris D on May 9, 2012 at 4:14am

Whatever happened to phones and letters????? Did I miss something???? LOL!!!!!

Comment by Doris D on May 9, 2012 at 3:41am

OK Computer blow uop today with this new one!!! I'll get better but just give me (or it) time! LOL! I won't do what I twell it to do kinda like those LOVELY TEENS as a parent of teens I know u know what UI mean..........................ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Comment by catlover on May 8, 2012 at 9:18am

jrtpup- Sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting the sights of Philly. I heard that the American Jewish History Museum was a terrific place to visit. Unfortunately, it is too much walking for me to do. Maybe one day I will be able to go there.


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