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Had a fun day,friend I did go out doing shopping.I hit a couple pawn shops and got a good deal some used Snap On tools.First stop,a metric wrench set not used a lot.The second one,handful of sockets to fill in spots in sets I am missing sockets in

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5 hours ago, Birdie said:

I have CHF, so just associated chest pains. They will re-prescribe Nitro pills so I can have them on me. 

Ugh...that stinks.  Nothing like heart issues to make life more difficult. 😒  Just make sure to take care of yourself so the issues don't get worse.  My GF had a bad heart valve years ago, and had a heart attack 2 days after giving birth to her 5th baby.  She got some major repairs done at that point, and also had her tubes removed.  Pregnancy was just too much of a strain on her system, and I was scared because we nearly lost her.  

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Good morning everyone 

 

Coffee is ready and I’m ready to face the day. 
 

Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

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@Willow, I hope all goes well with your wife's surgery!

 

Coffee #1 almost down, there will be more. I slept poorly last night. My Apple Watch sleep tracker for last night is more spiky than a porcupine; supposedly I was "awake" for over two hours last night.

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We arrived at the hospital at 5:30. Took her to prep about 6:10. I got just a few minutes with her about 7:30 between the surgical nurse and the nurse anesthetist. I asked about how long and was told she’d but out of surgery between 1:30 and 2:30. I fell asleep in a chair in the waiting area. Had lunch and here I sit.

 

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. 

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@Mmindy looks like you had too much this morning 

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31 minutes ago, Willow said:

We arrived at the hospital at 5:30. Took her to prep about 6:10. I got just a few minutes with her about 7:30 between the surgical nurse and the nurse anesthetist. I asked about how long and was told she’d but out of surgery between 1:30 and 2:30. I fell asleep in a chair in the waiting area. Had lunch and here I sit.

 

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. 

Thank you for the update.

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Continued prayers for you and your wife. 
 

This is the Stanley Thermos I bought when I started working construction in 1977. It still keeps coffee hot, longer than the ones you can purchase today. The travel mug is a 20oz Walmart Bubba brand. We’re heading out for our annual trout fishing trip in Flippin, AR. I’ve gone from being the organizer of the trip, to sitting in the back seat with no responsibility other than overwatch of my family. Siblings, son, nieces and nephews. 
 

Hugs from them all,

 

Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

 

 

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I'm up! 🌞I'd take a nap, but I need to take the trash out and check my mail.

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2 hours ago, Mmindy said:

I’ve gone from being the organizer of the trip, to sitting in the back seat with no responsibility other than overwatch of my family.

Heh heh.   Kinda nice in a way.

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Yes it is @Ivy

 

I love my current station in life. I also pasted the torch of responsibility for meal planning and preparation to the next generation.
 

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Its been a fairly good day for me, with a couple of achievements.  Minor, but I feel good about it.  The first one - I got my VCH piercing.  I've been going back and forth on whether I wanted to do it, and finally got nudged into it by GF.  Feels kinda strange, and I'm not sure yet if it isn't a bit too feminine.  Time will tell I guess.

 

The second thing I did today - I made dinner for my whole family solo.  Normally I work with a partner, since feeding a family the size of mine really isn't a one-person job.  But my normal kitchen partner wasn't feeling the best, and everybody else was busy.  So I caught and cleaned 8 chickens and roasted them on a rotisserie spit, prepped a couple of massive cabbage and potato casserole dishes, and made a tangy lentil salad with this recipe:

https://adamantkitchen.com/azifa-ethiopian-lentil-salad/ 

 

Well, I didn't have limes, so I used apple cider vinegar instead, and it was pretty good.  😋

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21 minutes ago, awkward-yet-sweet said:

Its been a fairly good day for me, with a couple of achievements.  Minor, but I feel good about it.  The first one - I got my VCH piercing.  I've been going back and forth on whether I wanted to do it, and finally got nudged into it by GF.  Feels kinda strange, and I'm not sure yet if it isn't a bit too feminine.  Time will tell I guess.

 

The second thing I did today - I made dinner for my whole family solo.  Normally I work with a partner, since feeding a family the size of mine really isn't a one-person job.  But my normal kitchen partner wasn't feeling the best, and everybody else was busy.  So I caught and cleaned 8 chickens and roasted them on a rotisserie spit, prepped a couple of massive cabbage and potato casserole dishes, and made a tangy lentil salad with this recipe:

https://adamantkitchen.com/azifa-ethiopian-lentil-salad/ 

 

Well, I didn't have limes, so I used apple cider vinegar instead, and it was pretty good.  😋

Well dead gone I would say you definitely did your part. I’d cook more but I’m unmotivated because all I hear is I don’t like it. I used to cook a good bit. I even made pizzas from scratch. I failed the first one because I didn’t get the dough thin enough. 

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18 minutes ago, Ashley0616 said:

Well dead gone I would say you definitely did your part. I’d cook more but I’m unmotivated because all I hear is I don’t like it. I used to cook a good bit. I even made pizzas from scratch. I failed the first one because I didn’t get the dough thin enough. 

I'm guessing your kids are the ones saying "I don't like it?" 

 

We don't really have that problem here.  My husband's answer is always, "You'll eat it if you're hungry."  Take the plate away and put it in the refrigerator.  When they complain later about being hungry, get out that same plate.  If that doesn't happen until the next meal, that's the plate they get no matter what else is being served.  And if there's multiple "objectors" we increase the stakes by serving something really, really delicious.  "Clean your plate, then you can have some."  It helps to have a lot of kids, because anybody inclined to be uncooperative experiences peer pressure from all the rest. 😄  My husband grew up with strict parents (as did a couple of our partners), and GF grew up in starvation-level poverty.  Food waste is taken pretty seriously. 

 

I haven't mastered making pizza dough.  That's my husband's specialty, as none of the rest of us seem to be able to do it correctly.  Well, I can make small ones.  But he makes it just right and spins it in the air and makes these massive 24-inch diameter pizzas. 

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Well me and the young fur ball, Oreo. Went to our first day of his new class. Life skills 1. He did quite well. Still a drooly mess during the drive. I hope that clears up. Can't travel with him if he gets car sick. I have meds for him, but that is relax him, something I don't want to do before class.

 

Picked up a spot weld cutter on my way home from lunch. I don't know what happened to the one I had. So, tomorrow after I practice with Oreo. It is back out in the garage to begin pulling off the rusted rocker panel on the Explorer.

 

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Kymmie

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6 hours ago, awkward-yet-sweet said:

GF grew up in starvation-level poverty

We grew up starving to death, but the family had money. My father just didn't believe in feeding kids until they were full. He went without during his youth, and believed it builds character. 

 

I was 128 lbs graduating high school, and 5'3".

I had a growing spree as soon as I moved out reaching 5'9", and 160 lbs. Both my brothers did the same thing. 

 

The only person that could eat until they were full in my house growing up was my father, and he was obese. 

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8 hours ago, awkward-yet-sweet said:

Its been a fairly good day for me, with a couple of achievements.  Minor, but I feel good about it.  The first one - I got my VCH piercing.  I've been going back and forth on whether I wanted to do it, and finally got nudged into it by GF.  Feels kinda strange, and I'm not sure yet if it isn't a bit too feminine.  Time will tell I guess.

 

The second thing I did today - I made dinner for my whole family solo.  Normally I work with a partner, since feeding a family the size of mine really isn't a one-person job.  But my normal kitchen partner wasn't feeling the best, and everybody else was busy.  So I caught and cleaned 8 chickens and roasted them on a rotisserie spit, prepped a couple of massive cabbage and potato casserole dishes, and made a tangy lentil salad with this recipe:

https://adamantkitchen.com/azifa-ethiopian-lentil-salad/ 

 

Well, I didn't have limes, so I used apple cider vinegar instead, and it was pretty good.  😋

Congratulations! A couple great accomplishments. That lentil salad looks scrummy, I might have to try it someday. 

 

The piercing is very brave (I haven't even had my ears pierced). That must be a bit painful?

 

If you are into canning, you most likely have citric acid on the shelf. I use a pinch of citric acid when I run out of limes all the time. 

 

Anyway, dinner sounded great!

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7 hours ago, awkward-yet-sweet said:

I'm guessing your kids are the ones saying "I don't like it?" 

 

We don't really have that problem here.  My husband's answer is always, "You'll eat it if you're hungry."  Take the plate away and put it in the refrigerator.  When they complain later about being hungry, get out that same plate.  If that doesn't happen until the next meal, that's the plate they get no matter what else is being served.  And if there's multiple "objectors" we increase the stakes by serving something really, really delicious.  "Clean your plate, then you can have some."  It helps to have a lot of kids, because anybody inclined to be uncooperative experiences peer pressure from all the rest. 😄  My husband grew up with strict parents (as did a couple of our partners), and GF grew up in starvation-level poverty.  Food waste is taken pretty seriously. 

 

I haven't mastered making pizza dough.  That's my husband's specialty, as none of the rest of us seem to be able to do it correctly.  Well, I can make small ones.  But he makes it just right and spins it in the air and makes these massive 24-inch diameter pizzas. 

Thank you! I sure don't throw them in the air and spin them. I just use a rolling pin.

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My new guy in my life called me,said he is doing good.I admit he has been a quick learner about me.Found out he watched the documentary Trantasia on DVD hearing the same stories like mine last night.I was proud of him.

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7 hours ago, Birdie said:

The only person that could eat until they were full in my house growing up was my father, and he was obese. 

Sounds like GFs parents.   They had money for booze and drugs, but not to feed their kids.  GF was robbing grocery stores at age 9....to get baby formula to take care of an infant sister her mom refused to feed. 🙄  Definitely makes my parents seem "normal."

 

7 hours ago, Birdie said:

The piercing is very brave (I haven't even had my ears pierced). That must be a bit painful?

 

If you are into canning, you most likely have citric acid on the shelf. I use a pinch of citric acid when I run out of limes all the time. 

It didn't hurt much.  I've had belly button and nipples done already...this one hurt less, as the flesh is pretty thin there.  One of my partners did the job, and she's pretty good.

 

I haven't heard of using citric acid, but I think that's mostly what lemon and lime juice is, right?

 

6 hours ago, Ashley0616 said:

Thank you! I sure don't throw them in the air and spin them. I just use a rolling pin.

You don't have to make thin crust pizza, either.  Its good with a thick crust.  Pat it into a greased 9x13 pan and make deep dish pizza.  Almost like a casserole, but with delicious buttery bread underneath. 

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Good afternoon from Trout Camp. The day is good and spring has surely sprung down here. 
 

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Hi everyone

 

Surgery update, “short” version.  During the surgery my wife’s heart rate dropped and they couldn’t get it back up.  They finally did but cut the surgery about an hour short.  Being back surgery the plan called for screws and rods on both sides but they only did one side so the could close and get her off anesthetic. In recovery they couldn’t wake her up.  Mean time the doctors came out and told me this and told me the actual procedure was a success.  5 hours later she was still in recovery but I finally got to see her with her eyes open for a little while in the ICU.  Then they sedated her again so she wouldn’t struggle with everything.  When I got here this morning she was awake but still one the ventilator.  They were able to remove it and everything else a bit later and she is fairly normal now.  Still groggy. But talking coherently eating normally and watching Judge Judy.  lol

 

willow

 

 

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