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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
6/21/12 11:29 P

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The pads don't need plastic depending on the fabric they choose to use.

Some use what is called PUL, which is like plastic, it's fabric treated with poly uerothane. But, many people don't use that, many people use wool, as it won't leak, or use a layer of fleece, as it wicks and doesn't leak either.

If it's for periods and not incontinence, a lot of people choose to use some version of the Diva cup, there's lots of brands out there, some brands work better for some and not for others, it's all about the fit. But, the same one can be used for decades.



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GRANNYSQUARE Posts: 2,577
6/21/12 6:29 P

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Ann, what do those numbers mean?
Is the chemo helping to kill the cancer?
Do you still need radiation?
What is the next step?
Patty



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6/21/12 6:11 P

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Patty, I'm glad your home and getting some food.

I'm also back from my Dr. app't. My cancer markers are down another 10,025. Now at 14,025 that is 1/2 from when we started. Normal is around 50. I made my app't for the MRI that will be Tues. DH has cataract surgery on Wed. That will be a busy week. I was told the MRI is not an open one but it is open on both ends. I can handle that.



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6/21/12 3:27 P

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Afternoon,
home and tired out. and hungry.
I came home and had a glass of water, a cup of coffee with cream, a piece of bacon and some almonds, also half an Atkins bar...all low carb stuff, but it will hold me until supper.
have no idea what that will be.

that stuff you have to drink is terrible,right? the first glass wasn't to bad, but by the time that I finished the last glass this morning, I thought I would gag. 1 polyp, they will biopsy and let me know in due course.

Sarah,
as far as paper towels go, use rags and wash them in your homemade laundry soap...lol
seriously, we don't use many paper towels. Mostly rags, old t shirts, old mended many times even old washcloths and towels, can be cut up into rags. They may need a bit of sewing on the edges so they don't fray, but the knit items will not need that.
Any double knit pj's turning the corner from night wear to rags?
Any shirts that have been mended and are full of stains?
take the buttons off, (save them of course in a jar) and cut up the shirts...
especially old sheets have lots of use for them.
You can even make cloth napkins, we use those, and not paper napkins.
All these items save money, and just take a bit of time.

You can also use baking soda for toothpaste. easy peasy. Just put some in a covered container, and stick your wet toothbrush in there and brush away. Your teeth will come plenty clean.

ok, enough money saving thoughts for today. But, you can check out frugal sites and get lots of ideas. We incorporate some of them.
Also, if you can get the Complete tightwad Gazette or ebay, money well spent
I still buy toilet paper, and will not use handmade toilet paper cloths to use...ugh

but some ladies made their own monthy snitary pads. Just google. I think you can even use them for bladder incontinence, but would need a waterproof backing, like a plastic tablecloth, or something like that.

There are lots of ways to save money. You just have to find them out, and incorporate them into your everyday life.

take the free envelopes that you get in the mail, turn them inside out, and reuse.
see just a simple little thing could possibly save you a penny. But a penny adds up, when you add in all the other little things that can be done.

We do a few things, and many we don't but we couldeasily incorporate many more.
Like hanging clothes instead of a dryer.
If you can't hang them outside, hang them inside on hangers on your shower bar. You could even get a second shower bar to be able to hang more...

so many ways to save. and those little bits add up..\man, what a rant I am on...I need to re-read my tightwad gazette again to get those juices flowing again.

We have never had a lot of extra money, so saving where we can is just good common sense, and a good use of the money that God gives us.

ok, man what a rant...sorry girls.
I love being frugal I love doing things the old fashioned way because mostly they were quite frugal.

Patty



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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
6/21/12 2:18 P

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lol sounds like it is taking a lot more then 125 dollars worth of time....haha But, hey you have to admire that kind of grit!

I am taking a bra making class tonight, started it last night should finish my first one tonight.



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6/21/12 1:50 P

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Hi Ann and Everyone

Ann we didn't get enough rain to fill a thimble! My landlady says that this weekend we are supposed to get 9 inches. We'll see if we get all that rain. I think Jan is getting all the rain. lol blow some this way please.

Ann I sure hope your DS and DIL get her father settled. It is such a hard situation when they are so far apart.

Patty hope you are home and enjoying some lunch.

Judy this coming week will be a better weigh in I hope. Ann you are right, sometimes we need to started weighing and measuring so our eyes don't get us off track.

Thanks everyone for feedback on detergents. I never know what to buy, most of them are so expensive. By the time you buy dertergent, soap, dish liquid, paper towels, toilet tissue, tooth paste, shampoo there's nothing left to spend on food!

Either tonight or tomorrow I'm going to make the Farmer's Market soup. It is a great veggie soup. Never too hot for soup for me. I made imitation crabmeat salad for lunch.


I accomplished several things yesterday. I kept pushing until I got most of the things done. I do need to finish my floors today.

Have a great day everyone!

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6/21/12 1:11 P

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Good Morning. Not much going on this morning. I have a Dr. app't this afternoon. I hope my lab work has reached her office.

DH is outside messing with the wood from the fence they tore down. It has taken 3 -4 men to dig up the cement that the posts were set into. They are so heavy our neighbor got out his tire jack to use with DH iron poles to lossen them from the ground. Another neighbor says he wants to throw them in the canyon behind his house but I don't see how they are going to lift them into his wheel barrel. The men have worked 3 days on this project to save $125.00.

Patty, I hope your proceedure is over by now and you are home after getting something to eat besides the two graham crackers that we've always gotten. Just think you won't have to have this done again for about 10 years.

Sarah, did you get the predicted rain? Boy, the rest of the country sure is having a heat spell.

Judy, I"m sorry your were disappointed at your TOPS meeting but we all get those no loss weeks. Just get back to weighing and measuring and next week will be better.

Ann in San Diego


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