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8/12/17 3:12 P

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Martha doesn't sell her eggs. She uses them in recipes on her tv show.

Hens or roosters? Hmmm. Never thought of that. I remember a 5th grade teacher buying eggs to hatch for her students for Easter. One chick became ill and I took to local vet who was a farmer. He gave me meds and instructions, but said it was doubtful chick would survive. Every person in my family took turns caring for the chick, but it didn't survive.

Sunny and 70 here with coastal fog at night. My kind of weather.

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Don't believe I have ever seen Martha's packaging on eggs either in Kentucky or up here.

Still can not tell if these chicks are hens or all roosters. No crowing coming early in the morning as of yet. Will be starting construction before long on the barn and adding a few more stalls. It will be great to have Clover here in the barn than having to drive 30 minutes away to muck a stall.

How's the weather behaving out your way?

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8/7/17 10:16 P

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I am thinking egg production. Martha Stewart raises chicken that lay eggs. Her eggs are best I have seen.

Today was 8 day on shingles medication. I woke to no redness, mouth blisters, etc. and went to pool arthritis class. Picked up roasted chicken on way home. Sunny, cooler and windy here. My type of weather.

My car registration and license renew haven't arrived. My neighbor renews same month I do and received his the beginning of July. DMV informed me envelope was returned to them marked moved and not forwardable last July. I had it out with my post office several times since last July due to mail being returned the same way and nothing has changed. I need to phone DMV tomorrow to see what's going on.



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emoticon Chicks have outgrown their Mother Coop. There new coop is just about ready for them. All that's needed now is to get their run ready and away they go from being near to house. Not sure if I'm ready for all of this. Horses are one thing, but you can't ride a chicken.

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It cooled down some here. It was overcast this morning. Sunny and 70 now. It never rains in California.......

I felt great when I woke. Took shingle medication after breakfast and so tired I had to go back to bed. One more day of med and I am home free. Lesions, redness, etc almost gone.

I better get a move on and do laundry before I am tired again.



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The only thing going around here are gloomy rains with plenty of rain drops. The past 2 days we have had Spring rain morning an evening, Summer afternoons and late Fall evenings. Did some clothes shopping this morning with D. Everything was marked down for school shopping, so had a blast and did great for half on the normal cost. ..... GD is off to Harry Potter Camp for 1 week. So Grandma will be completely lost with no one to spar with.

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A few degrees cooler with some wind today. Suppose to be 10 degrees cooler tomorrow. Hello 60s!

I am not having a good end of week. Went to doctor's office for blood tests. They couldn't do test since their system was down. Assistant said they sent three people to lab before me.
they should have phoned and instructed me to go to lab.

They handed me paper slip and sent me to lab. Lab was empty which was a miracle. I instructed tech to take blood from hand since arm is problematic. He did arm, got little blood and had to do hand. Then, he informs me he can't do one test since it had to be done
by 10 am. It was 10:03 am. Test could have been done if he hadn't stopped to chat with another employee. So, I have to go back to lab in the morning.

Went to McDonald's afterwards for breakfast. I ordered egg McMuffin and decaf coffee. Eating it was painful, but I was starving since I only had yogurt and watermelon for dinner.

Food shopping next, which took hours since I can only eat soft foods. Got home and realized I forgot to buy Q-tips to put ointment on face. Argh! Thank goodness my neighbor had some.

I hope the weekend is better.

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8/4/17 4:45 A

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It was hot the day I arrived in PA, which was fine with me since we froze for 5 hours on plane. Thunderstorms on Sat and Sunday. Sunny, and 70s following week. I swam twice at the Y there. Facility is newer and not as nice as the one I go to. Spent a week with sister before other relatives arrived, which was nice. No rain on reunion day. Kids swam. Adults didn't. Seeing my brother and sil after 12 yrs was nice too. Saw all the nieces, nephews and their children too. We laughed until wee hours.




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Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

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Now that truly is a different way to spend a vacation!
How did you manage that?

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Never boring around here. If it would stop emoticon , we need to get that chicken coop together and the run finished so we can get those chicks into a large area. However, Mother Nature is holding everything up. Hopefully, good weather for the weekend. Oldest daughter is coming up from Winchester this weekend to take GD back with her for a 4 day visit before school starts. Then GD will be going to a Harry Potter Camp for a week before her school starts.

Me ... just behaving myself and educating myself on the reward of a Paleo Lifestyle. So far, those daily Insulin doses are slowly disappearing. Wish this lifestyle had been around in the 70's.

Hope PA's weather holds for your party.
Have fun!
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Yes, weeks ago. Hot, thunder, rain, etc in Pa. Having fun. More relatives arrive tomorrow. 300+ expected at Saturday's party. emoticon

Hope all is good there.

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Interesting about hydrated and freeze dried food.

Thunderstorms predicted next weekend in PA. Cloudy and hot when I arrive on Thursday. Sis said to bring bathing suit. It is already in my suitcase. lol

Hot here. I swam in cold pool. It felt good. Coastal fog returns tomorrow.

I ordered powdered marine collagen from HSN on sale with no shipping. The type I usually purchase had big price and shipping increase. I used collagen in the past with good skin, nail, hair and joint results.

Time for me to make dinner. Stay cool.


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In for a streak of 3 - H days this week. More Storms are on there way in, So hoping that power stays on this time. Know now why DD and SIL hydrate and freeze dry food. Learn something new around here each and everyday.

Have a Safe week!
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Our cooling trend is over. Loved the fog and wind. 80s on coast yesterday. Not much cooler at night. Sleeping with fan again. I sweated so much doing laundry, I had to put frozen wash cloth down my shirt to cool down.

Some of my facebook friends had flights cancelled on Sat due to storms. Scattered thunderstorms predicted in PA on Thursday when I leave. I hope weatherman is wrong.

DD returns to AZ on Monday. Boys start school and she starts teaching next Monday. Sil received job offer in Palm Springs and they move back here in Oct.

Son's birthday tomorrow. Time to wrap his present.





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Number of days in the 90s so far is way less then last summer. However it's still early and not August as of yet. The evenings here remind me of the desert. Way cooler than the afternoons.
So far we have no rain in the forecast till next Thursday. However Ole` Mother Nature can change that in a matter of minutes.

Stay cool!

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You are getting a workout. I do too when I do laundry. I have to go up/down 25 steps four times until finished.

Heatwave in CA. 80s on the coast. 100s other places. High humidity. Coast cools down to 70s tomorrow. It was so hot yesterday, I swam in cold pool.

My daughter that lives in AZ in on her way here for a week. She couldn't take 120 degrees anymore. It was 112 at 7 pm last night. 85 at 5 am.

80s during day and 60-70 at night in PA. Everything ac there, which makes it pleasant.

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Watches turned into warnings throughout the afternoon and evening. Really got a workout of the Basement Stairs yesterday.

Enjoy that trip. Hope the weather is good to you in PA.

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Sunny and 73 here. I am flying to PA on July 20th. Humidity in my area is higher than PA.



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emoticon So far we do have rain plus that lovely Humidity.

HAPPY 4 th OF JULY!

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It was 80 at the beach on Sunday. I went to street fair with friends and couldn't take it. Couldn't take 80 yesterday either. Swimming in cold pool helped.

Exciting about baby chicks arrival. Hope it doesn't storm on the 4th.

I had hand and finger pain for a week. Went to urgent care yesterday. No broken bones. Doctor doesn't know what is wrong, and gave me brace and finger splint. Wearing both makes me hotter. Like taking them off and icing every hour.



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I'm content with mid 80s for this week. So far we have had no bad storms but, rain is in the forecast for this Friday through the 4th. Spending time getting ready for a dozen baby chicks due this weekend. Looking forward to fresh eggs at some point in time.

Hope your temps are way less than the 100s for the Holiday.
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120 in Ca and Az. Flights cancelled due to air being too thin in those temps.

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Heard parts of the West are in for ' record breaking temps ' this week. I'm not ready for the 90s! Can't imagine 100+ ... Stay cool!
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Ahhh! That much rain would bore me. Maybe you should invest in battery powered lights and devices so you don't get bored. My friend that can't afford cable has a battery powered radio with tv reception and a dvd player.

I had terrible heartburn this week. Figured out it was due to taking Vit C. Same happens when I drink green tea. Didn't take vitamin yesterday and feel normal.

The rose garden is blooming like crazy, but the greenery is dying. 70-80 on the coast. Cool at night. I have been looking at larger apt air conditioners. Mine only cools the bedroom. I have to rearrange my furniture to use it and getting tired of doing this. A Bigger model would go in the living room and cool entire apt.



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This area is in for the 3 Hs for tomorrow and the weekend. More rain than sunshine though is forecasted. Nope, not busy just bored. All the rain we are having plus power outages makes for a boring evening and sometimes during the day. Yet life does fo on. Have a great weekend.
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Chicks, goat, pony and vet studies. You are a busy lady.

I had a goat. We milked it. No chicks or pony. Fresh eggs are expensive here.

My gym got new equipment. I like the waist machine the best.

Warmed up here. 80 degrees on Friday followed by 70s. Then, back to 80.

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emoticon 2 more weeks an the chicks will be hatched and here. Now DD is picking out Goats. Plus getting the barn stables ready for GD Pony. Never a dull moment around here.

The 4-H events will be starting soon, so GD will be gearing up for those equestrian events. Plus getting close to Fair times.

Since working with the Rescue animals I've been thinking about taking Vet studies. There will be plenty of animals to work with here.

Have a great week and stay cool!
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Money in your pocket it good. I am glad you painted chicken coop before the rain and chicks arrive.

Foggy in the morning and night here. Sun, 60 and windy during the day.

I went to arthritis swim class and walked in the pool with a friend afterwards. Decided to try out new weight machines before leaving the gym. I love the new waist machine and looking forward to smaller waist size.

I stopped at Costco on way home to pick up groceries. No rotisserie chicken. No frozen wild salmon. Empty shelves and freezers, etc. This is the third time it happened and I left the store empty handed. No store form or paper to submit a complaint. Argh! So, I lodged a complaint on their facebook site.

I was angry and starving when I returned home. Eating a low-calorie frozen dinner didn't do much. A neighbor gave me a chicken tender he just made. Still hungry. Made a small sandwich with a side of melon and feeling better.

Going to watch a Hallmark movie and try to relax before going to bed.





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Spent all afternoon yesterday painting the chicken coop. Now we have an abundance of emoticon emoticon emoticon today. Good thing those chicks aren't due for 3 weeks. Beautiful emoticon all last week and now we become the Wetlands once again.
Begin going through last years Summer clothes, seems a shopping spree is in the future.

Supposed to ship those diabetic supplies on the 12th. For some reason I just don't believe them. However, have found a website where those supplies are less than the co-pay I spend for them through a pharmacy or supplier. Once I start laughing I think I'll send those suppliers and BIg Pharmaceuticals a sympathy card. I'll be putting monies into my pocket and not theirs.

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I am happy you found a faster and cheaper diabetes supplier.

I picked up my medication on Friday, but haven't called for cpap supplies since all are due on June 6th. The only thing I really need is new cap since velco opens when sleeping, but I can wait another week for new one.

I caught up on housework, food shopping, etc on Sat. I went to movie with friends Sunday morning and swam afterwards. I couldn't stand even with a walker on Monday. Decided to take more thyroid medication and problem resolved. So, I dyed hair, did laundry, and made a nice dinner. I cherish being home now that I am working full time.

Foggy and cool here. Temperature may reach 70 degrees this weekend.



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Still waiting on my Diabetes supplies. However, found the website of my glucose meter and checked out the supplies I need. Ordering test strips from them is way cheaper than going with a Pharmacy. So ordered test strips on Sunday and received them Yesterday, The best part was the cost. Did set it up so I would get a vial of 50 each month, will see just how that goes and go from there.

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I have to use Medicare approved cpap supply company. Co rep phoned me twice and must have received correct rx. Their rep instructed me to wait until June 6th to order when all my supplies are due. I have having trouble with headgear. Velcro won't stay in place and comes off during night, but can wait until June.

I picked up compounding thyroid medication yesterday. Took it today and what a difference. No nasal allergy, swollen ankles, leg pain, and plenty of energy. I am also down 3 lbs. Probably water weight, but who cares. I haven't lost an oz on brand rx.

I spoke to Postmaster yesterday about mail problem. He has lots of excuses why my mail isn't being delivered. None were good. He said my box was probably full. Told him I empty box daily. Then, he said he needs to know the day my mail is sent back. Told him I don't know until someone or company informs me mail was returned. He said he would look into it. No mail for 4 days. So, I assume it was delivered elsewhere or returned to sender. How come PO never returns bills and junk mail?

Overcast and cool here. Good day to make zucchini bread. Chores today. Movie with friends tomorrow. Swim on Monday.

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Myself I'm waiting on Diabetic supplies. If not here by the 5th of June, I;ll not be with them the rest of the year.. However, do believe it's time some agency regulates the Pharmaceutical Companies. and the FDA. It's time to start shopping on line and go Insurance Companies.
Besides there are sites that are way less expensive than Pharmacies be they local or Mail.

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You made cauliflower Alfredo sauce? Sam's club had Paleo slow cooker book with chicken frittata and cake recipes. I didn't buy book since my slow cooker is 7-8 quarts. Makes too much for one person. New small cookers had bad reviews. Customers said they boiled food on low setting. I am not going to stay home from work to watch slow cooker.

I am having with compounding pharmacy filling my rx and almost out of meds. Cpap supply company disliked doc's rx and wouldn't send supplies. My sister phoned to let me know my mail is being returned marked 'not forwardable'. Where the heck is my mail being delivered? I have lived in same place for 15 years. No wonder I am grouchy.


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It not only may have looked delicious, it is delicious. So is their Chicken Frittata. Plus a slow cooker coffeecake.

Here, Saturday hit 90, Sunday was 80 and today is in the middle 70s. We had rain since Friday and and through until next Monday.

Are you have problems with medical supplies as well?
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Great to no rain, paleo and weight lifting. Spark member posted picture of cauliflower Alfredo sauce that looked delicious.

It was 90 on Saturday. 70s on Sunday. Cold and windy tonight.

Still no meds and cpap supplies.

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So far so good! No emoticon emoticon but, not holding my breath. Really getting into this Paleo Lifestyle. Hoping by next month I show enough Improvement in Cardio and Diabetes that some medication will have dosages lowered. I'm not saying I could go for a marathon but I am starting to lift slight more than 25#.

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clear and in the 80s here. One more day before cooling down to 60-70.

I am working on chores today.

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Been in the 80s back this way, naturally it brought back the emoticon emoticon .
Since Mother Nature is a women, making up her mind is not one of her traits this year. Actually the pact several years.

Have a great Weekend.....

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Fun for both.

My grandsons finish school next week. Teacher daughter finishes a few days before her sons and can attend their end of school activities.

Hot as heck here. I am off to swim.


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End of School Field Day! Not sure whose's having the most fun. The Teachers or the students? emoticon

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Unless we have a snow day School emoticon will be out on the 1st day of June. Talent shows, field trip, Equestrian Group in the parade this weekend and a trip to Kings Island all before that last day. Plus the invitations for High School Graduation are beginning to arrive. I'm between gift or gift card.

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My Az teacher daughter said bad stomach flu is going thru schools there. She subbed for a class that usually has 30 students. Only 15 students were present that day. Better weather doesn't lead to less illness since it is in the 80 in Az. School ends on May 20 th in Az. My sil still hasn't found a job. Daughter's teaching contract ends May 30th. Family is getting in all their doctor visits before ins ends this month.

I hope your weather improves so you can enjoy equestrian and meals in the field.

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Granddaughter mentioned that a few classmates were out with colds. Fortunately, she had a long weekend, so perhaps that along with warmer weather and way less rain Mother Nature had a change to clear health problems up or slow progress down. The past 2 weeks the schools have been State testing for the Year. School here will be out around the 2nd of June.

Once school is out the fun begins here. It's Equestrian Time for the 4-H Clubs this Summer.
So I'll see how my stamma is once again along with nutritional meals out in the fields.

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OMGoodness! A lot of work to keep crops from spoiling.

It was very cold and windy in Ca yesterday. Weatherman predicted rain today. It was sunny when I woke with clouds far away. Cloudy when I reached gym. Sunny while I swam. Pouring hard when I was leaving. Used a plastic trash bag for raincoat to reach car. Rained hard on drive home. Streets flooded. Sunny now with clouds in the distance. Weatherman predicts rain thru Wed. Then, hot from Thurs thru weekend.

We needed the rain since there is illness going around from the hot weather and polluted air that landed people in hospital.

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Frost Warning out for tonight. Need to get those budding flowers either in or covered up. Lettuce and chives also will need covered for tonight. All this after a sunny and cloudless day. Can't wait till tomorrow!
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My coworker with cancer quit working. I took over her job. Not liking working full time but my daughter and sil lost their job and need financial help. Limiting computer due to new work hours.

I have had spine and hip pain, which I assumed was due to sitting from working more. Came down with headache, and fever last night. Immunologist on news last week said virus going around that is leads to bronchitis and pneumonia. Three friends ended up in hospital Easter week. My 30 yr old coworker has been coughing since end of March and has pneumonia. It is always something.

Sun has gone. Rain and colder temps next week.

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How is everyone doing?

Are the emoticon drops playing havoc with those gardening plans?

Are those emoticon still where they should be .... at the market.
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Cinnamon pancakes are right up my alley. I looked up Paleo recipes on Spark. Most of the recipes contained eggs. I had turkey taco for dinner on low carb tortilla last night. I makes sandwich wraps with these tortilla too. I love them and buy from Sam's Club.

I could sleep last night after hearing there could be a nuclear war if Trump interferes with testing. I fell asleep praying this doesn't become reality.

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From what I am reading with those apps. The connection is with Spark. Recipes say Spark and the logo is also present. Last night we had 100 Cal. Cinnamon Pancakes with Bacon. which was one of the recipes. Recipes are submitted by Spark Members as well as a few of the Coaches.

I'm sure you've heard of Diabetic Awareness. Well since sugars are more consistent within normal range, I'm learning new numbers to cope with.

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I assume the two phone apps aren't Spark. I am thinking of trying Paleo again if it gets rid of cravings. I would have killed for a cig last week.

The thyroid book I am reading recommends Paleo. Author listed a breakfast that consists of squash and meat or chicken pieces cooked in crockpot. I thought it was worth trying since I have squash in house. Now I am not sure.

I think I have an egg allergy. Each time I eat them, my nose and throat starts in. I had to eat yogurt and use allergy medication to get it to stop today. So, I am trying to find something else to eat for breakfast.

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My taxes were done end of March. I have slip, but haven't scheduled mammo. It is time for me to get colonoscopy, which I am dreading. Too many procedures and so little time. My GP's office phones to schedule annual in the fall.

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Got your Taxes in the mail and your screenings scheduled for the coming year?

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Yes those pancakes are with banana and eggs. Spark has some great recipes for Low Carb as well as 2 cell phone apps. Those apps I used daily. Plus the site of a doctor who specialize in Paleo. I get monthly meal plans and recipes from that group. I also use a cell phone app for tracking my blood sugars and carbs. Those logs I use with each visit for blood sugars. That way I'm not carrying papers to and from the office. I did find a recipe for a biscuit cheese that can be used similar to an English Muffin. Problem there, can't find that recipe on my phone.
I have also noticed that cig cravings are no more.

Shopping was a blast with D and GD. Found another pair of my favorite walking shoes. I'll keep the old pair and assign them to gardening. Clothing, I really did not find what I wanted. However. after Labs this coming Saturday morning. It's shopping once again.

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A great plan. I am happy this eating plan works. My A1C and fasting glucose was high when I shipped meals due to thyroid medication causing lack of appetite. These are normal since I began eating regularly.

Are Paleo pancakes a mix of banana and eggs? My friends tried that recipe, but I haven't.

The book I am reading recommends putting squash and protein, liquid and spices in a crockpot before bed and eating this for breakfast. I am going to try when I get my act together since I am tired of eating eggs.

How did summer clothes shopping and planting seeds go?

I went to Khol's to purchase shirt with $5 off coupon. The shirt I bought was on sale, but rang up at regular price. I was too tired to check receipt before leaving store and had to go back for credit today. I took my 30% off coupon with me and bought two more shirts. Three shirts for $18. My shirts are so old they have holes in them.



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Right now I try to keep my entire day at 80/20 percent. I stick as close as possible between 60/100 carbs. 4-5 small meals per day has helped with my pre and post meal sugars. Which eating more frequently has helped with consistency. An estimated A1C at bedtime last night went from 6.5 to 6.4. ( as of the 1st of Feb. it was 7.9. Prior to my caring for DH 24/7
( 3 years ago ) my A1C was nicely staying in the lower 5 percent. That shows what stress can do for great pre caring diabetus planning.

Made some Paleo pancakes last night for Dinner along with fruit and even now I'm still not hungry. However, Breakfast is shortly.

Plans for today; shopping for Summer clothes and starting seeds for May planting!

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We age when we stop learning. Caramel apple chips are right up my alley. I wanted a dehydrator but after reading how long it took to dehydrate stuff, I chickened out.

Restaurants here put flowers in dishes. I have allergies and need to be careful what type of flowered tea I drink since some flare my allergies. I hope the violet tea tastes good.

What is your diabetic meal plan? The last time I helped friends with diabetic meals, the plan included a fair amount of carbs. I learned from a young diabetic that the juice, etc hospitals and nursing homes served them was a no, no.

I am glad Paleo has lead to good fasting glucose and hope you can discontinue some, if not all your meds. I am happy to read your energy and mood improved on this plan and you snack less.

I follow Suzie Cohan. She is pharmacist turned patient advocate. She wrote a book about reversing diabetes, which her mom and I followed. Being a pharmacist, she knows about medication. She wrote that diabetes medication stops the organ from processing sugar and the sugar ends up in the blood stream, which resulted in my reading being higher on medication. Anyway, I followed her plan and got off the medication.

I tried Paleo and couldn't function. Someone suggested reading Paleo My Way, which stated that athletes, etc., like me, need some carbs to function. I have thyroid disease and those books recommend some carbs too. I switched the carbs I eat. I eat sweet potato instead of white or red. Sprouted bread instead of wheat or whole grain. I have low carb tortilla wrap sandwich with fruit on exercise days. Dreamfield pasta instead of white, whole wheat or whole grain. These products are processed slowly by the body and do not spike glucose. I increased protein, added good fat and have a pc of fruit with each meal. I always ate a lot of veggies. That hasn't changed. I feel and sleep a lot better since adding some carbs. The only thing that backfired was switching from Splenda to Stevia. My fasting glucose rose on stevia. My doctor said there were plenty of studies about how Splenda affects glucose and none on stevia.

I gave up making recipes when I began living alone. I got tired of eating the same thing and lack room to freeze them. Eating protein with veggies and fruit works for me.

Hunger was never a problem for me. Undereating is. I use to skip lunch since I was stuffed from breakfast, which lead to health problems. Took a trainer and nutritionist a month to get me to eat three meals daily.

It is sunny and windy here. I have a list of things to do and better get move on.

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D and SIL are basically Survivalists. They say you are never to old to learn. Here on the Farm with them, I'm doing just that. Learning something new each day. So far I've mastered making Caramel Apple Chips with the dehydrator. These morning D and I were reading up on wild violets. Did not know they were edible as are dandelions. The wild violets are medicinal as well as being pretty. So this afternoon, will be working on making some Violet Tea.

For over 2 months now I have been gradually adding the Paleo Diet into my Diabetic Meal Plan. Right now I'm up to 2 meals a day and gradually adding in the evening meal. So lately I have noticed and increase in energy level, less depressive moods and less snacking. This morning my fasting blood sugar for the 4th day in a row has remained under 110. Yesterday's blood sugars thru the day were under 110 as well. My next follow-up on Diabetes is in June. Hoping by then, I will have a decrease once again in oral and Insulin dosages.

Spark is loaded with Paleo recipes. Hunger is not a problem.

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No pharmaceutical discounts work for Medicare patients. My doctor's office instructed me to print out card to get cream doctor prescribed for $20. When I went to sign up on site, it said Medicare patients don't qualify. Cream cost $330. I refused to buy it. I wish the gov't would pass bill that allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices like VA.

I was diabetic a while back. The medication caused my kidneys to shut down. I went on high protein diet and got rid of it. My diabetic friends decreased their daily medication following high protein diet. Some were able to discontinue medication.

I am happy Paleo is working for you. I look forward to day you can discontinue medication.

I had to lower stress due to adrenal problems. I started by limiting time I spend on electronic devices. I even gave up reading magazines on kindle in bed. Then, I switched to eat dinner earlier and nothing afterwards and adding going to bed earlier. Sunlight upon waking and exercising before lunch also helped.

My doctor recommended taking magnesium. She said I could take 600 mg daily, but I only take 250 mgs after dinner. Magnesium glycinate is the best. Mag Oxide is the cheapest and worst. Mag relaxes body and good for heart and lowering bp.

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Farming sounds better every day. What I have learned is that those discount Drug Cards are not accepted at some Drug Stores if you already have a Medicare Supplement. So this year co-pay one type of Insulin is $ 97. but in the coverage gap, the cost is $ 200.00 plus. So this year I've looked into the Paleo lifestyle. I've been on it for the past 2 months. My blood sugars are more steady and staying well within range. To me Insulin doses are lower, thus my Insulin syringe last twice as long. Kind of encouraging to know the CEO of that Pharmaceutical company is not going to get that much of a rise in salary from me. That's motivation for me. Now those companies are not regulated for cost. For me, Insulin this year has tripled in cost from last year.

So my Goal for this year is to totally get off Insulin and work on stress and blood pressure.
Basically, get out there and move it!

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Gas prices rose due to Syria bombing. We get double whammy. Our governor raised gas tax to fix roads. The citizens approved hike in sales tax last month. We had the highest sales tax of any state and will pay more now. Most of the citizens in my state receive government assistance and voted for tax increase. Sheesh!

The one RX I take cost $40 for 30 tablets the first three months of 2017. This month it was $20. I don't understand pricing, but I will take reduced price.

I noticed that food packages have gotten smaller too. Sara Lee bread I buy use to be 20 ozs. Now it is 16 ozs. And $4 a loaf. No wonder people are going low carb.

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Cigs have gone up around here since 2 years or more ago. Right now a carton goes for $ 65 plus I understand that gas and that tax will be going up as well. Seems as if the basics for life is getting unaffordable quicker. It's no wonder crime in some areas is on its way off the scale.

Let's not forget the pharmaceuticals, that cost has risen over 100% with the drugs that are used the most. I can easily understand people going back to the days of Victory Gardens.

Some things never change....!

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There is cold and snow in the mountains here. I stay far away from them. Homes lack insulation and storm windows here since this is suppose to be a warm state. Poor heating too. Either a gas heater on the living room wall or inefficient, expensive electric ceiling heat. My friends and neighbors use oven or space heaters to warm their place. I had to tape cardboard on my windows when it is 40 degrees to stay warm.

Ca taxed cigs $2 a pack on April 1st. Electronic cigs and supplies go up 30% in June. The state hasn't decided how much they will tax cigars and chewing tobacco, but the price will rise this summer.

My chain smoking neighbors and co workers have cut down to 2 cigs daily. A carton of cigs costs between $80-90 plus 10% state tax now. I noticed people picking cig up off the street today. Quit smoking sites advertised free medication. Advertising for pot growers has begun. State hasn't taxed pot and more people are purchasing certificates to get it.
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I'll trade you cold for cool and snow for rain for the rest of this week. Plus 40s for the 70s anyone?

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I am tired of fog, rain, etc. especially on weekends. I think I mentioned that the palm tree leaves are yellow from all the rain.

Sun and cool today. Suppose to be 70 tomorrow. Then, rain on weekend.



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Don't know about anyone else but, I getting mighty tired of this cold,rainy weather with always the possibility of emoticon .Need to get the seeds started so come May the garden can get planted. Looking forward to walking out the back door for some salad fixin's.

April Showers emoticon bring May emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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Good Morning,

I have been down for a week with sciatic, knee, and leg pain. I am pretty sure the pain from taking to high a dose of medication since it left when I lowered dose. I am just glad it is over and I can walk and enjoy this warm, sunny day.

I have appointment with tax preparer and need to get my documents together.

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday.

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60s.....sweet. I hope snow stays away. Last night was wonderfully warm here. A nice kind of warm. No humidity, wind, etc. 80s and slight breeze today. I have been sleeping well and waking early in this weather. I am off to swim.

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Predicted to hit 60s this afternoon. Get this, snow in the forecast for the next5 days. So far though everything white is staying above I-70. Last Fall, I was waiting for the first snow now, can't wait for Spring to get here.

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50 degree temperatures. Great!

It finally heated up here. Suppose to be in the 80s today and tomorrow. Sight breeze which is welcome.

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Temps to be in 50s today with 40s this evening. Wind advisory out until tomorrow afternoon.

Surprise, surprise emoticon in the forecast for next Monday and Tuesday. Blessing though, we spring forward in time this weekend. More daylight emoticon .

Stay dry!

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We aren't having the 70-80 degree temperatures weathermen predicted either. It was 40 degrees last night and sunny, windy and chilly today.

I am happy to hear no tornado there. Sorry about the rain and fall temperatures.

My illness left and insomnia returned. It's always something.

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Today we are having Spring showers and Fall like temps. This week we were supposed to be in the upper 50s and 60s. So fall that has not happened. The back yard is starting to look very boggy. We have had the gusty winds however, the tornado watches and warnings have been all around the area. The only thing of have seen has been rain.

Have a good week and feel better.

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Coffee on patio is nice way to start the day.

It was 80 degrees here on Friday. Cold and very windy today. I haven't felt well all week and stayed home today instead of going to gym. It is suppose to be in the 50s the beginning of week and 70s by mid week. A lot of people are sick here from the constantly changing weather.

I can't wait for spring and 70 degree days.



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Wish the storms were over around here. Either Wednesday or Thursday we are supposed to have freezing rain. There is still a few weeks left before the 1st day of Spring. So this week we have temps in the low to mid 40s during the day and low 30s through the evening and night.

Can't wait to start having coffee in the morning on the Patio emoticon !

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