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View Diary: IAN: Sept. 6, 2013 (32 comments)

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  •  It's a beautiful day here, but was cold overnight; (5+ / 0-)

    the county south of us had frost warnings.  It is just a tease though, it will still be in the 80's next week.

    To speak to the extra diaries,  I was surprised that my diary was used in an emergency, but glad that it was there and ready to go.  But I think it is far better to know in advance that someone else can cover if you are not able to publish.

    To accomplish that, it is simple enough to queue your diary ahead of time.  Even if you don't schedule it (the emergency diaries are queued but not scheduled) someone else can make sure it gets published as soon as it is noticed.

    I also want to thank everyone here who has written diaries, or will be writing.  I know that committing to even one diary a week on Kos takes time, but from my heart, and from those who visit us and read, THANK YOU .  

    IAN diaries are day brighteners, and during these worrisome times, they reassure me and others that our world is still moving in a recognizable direction.  Thank you also to the wonderful and interesting people who leave comments.  It is a fine feeling to know we have a few friends in our corner, and we can spend a smidgen of time with them each day.

    Thank you; writers, readers, commenters and silent visitors!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:04:11 AM PDT

    •  IAN is the best part of my day :) (4+ / 0-)
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      I look forward to reading every morning, and checking the recs and tip jar to count heads :)

      Marti is filling in for me on the 16th. If anyone would like to write a diary for a Monday, let me know in the comments by replying to one of mine. My Kosmail has over 300 messages:( I'm trying to read and delete, but I'm terribly busy.

      I either have a fracture, a sprain, thumb arthritis, or gout in my right thumb. It hurts if I try to bend it, it's swollen, and there's a lump on the bone. What a pain in the ass. I just saw the doctor on Wednesday, and this happened yesterday!! It's less painful today. I'm thinking it's gout because I was dehydrated. Uric acid builds up. I do NOT eat rich food and gave up my nightly glass of wine.

      Hope that everyone has a good day!! Continuing the search for baby stuff for Lily, arriving Tuesday!! So I am going through the boxes in the storage rooms. I think I gave most of DD's clothes to my niece, but there might be a few things left. Lily and her DH are broke because her crappy FL insurance refused to pay for a perinatologist and testing. So their medical expenses were huge, and their income was not. I do have a MacLaren stroller to give her :) washed everything yesterday, will clean the stroller itself today. It's very dusty. I'm glad that I forgot about it and still had it!

      "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

      by BadKitties on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:08:33 AM PDT

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      •  Left thumb. Damn dyslexia. nt (4+ / 0-)
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        "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

        by BadKitties on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:11:42 AM PDT

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        •  That sounds so painful! (3+ / 0-)
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          I think the bumps I get on my fingers are R. arthritis.  I rub the heck out of them and use shiatsu massage (accupressure?) to make them go down, but tweaking the diet helps too.  I need to limit red meat and tomatoes!  I notice it first in my pinkie fingers.

          When it gets too bad, heat and ibuprifen help too.

          I hope I never get the gout!

          If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

          by weck on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:59:48 AM PDT

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          •  It looks better today. I'm allergic to (3+ / 0-)
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            ibruprofen, so I take Aleve and turmeric.

            Ooh :( Hope that doesn't happen to you too often, weck!! I rarely eat red meat, but I eat a LOT of tomatoes.

            I suddenly gained 8 pounds (WHAT the F???) so am back on the Phentermine. It's dehydrating and I didn't drink a lot of water yesterday.  I will today!!

            "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

            by BadKitties on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:16:22 AM PDT

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            •  I am glad you are getting some relief! (3+ / 0-)
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              I wish I could use one of the rubs with capsasin (hot pepper) in them, but I may be allergic to that. I get symptoms if I accidentally eat some hot pepper.

              We gain and lose a lot of weight when we move the scale, it is one of those vintage balancing ones, and was great in the house with the level floors.  Partner is always overjoyed when he "loses" and upset if he "regains".  

              I'm pretty much over it, I really don't move that much up or down, and since food is mandatory, I want to enjoy it.  I am fighting genetics when I try to look different from my mom and grand mom and all my great aunties.  Except for anomalies, they all lived long and baked goodies well into their old age.  

              I was never the thin one!  (Except the time I had surgery and was on IV "food" for ten days!)  I looked sickly at low weight.

              If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

              by weck on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:28:13 AM PDT

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              •  My mother weighs 108. She weighed 105 (2+ / 0-)
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                when she got married. She says that's one pound for each of us that she could never lose. She's disciplined herself her entire life. Her mother was small and thin, but her father was enormous at one point. His doctor told him that if he didn't lose weight, he'd die. Granddaddy took it off, was thin my whole life, and lived to 94 :)

                Daddy had a doctor's scale set to 212. (He was 6'3") He weighed himself every day. If the scale moved, he cut out butter and walked to work. He also had to stay fit for the Army. When I gained weight in college from drinking soda and eating desserts (neither of which I was allowed at home, except for the occasional ice cream, or the cookies we stole from Daddy's underwear drawer), he called me "Chubso" and "Lardass" the whole week that I was home. Made me so mad, I went back to school, completely changed my diet (I still don't drink soda and desserts are very rare), started working out 5 days a week, and maintained that weight until now.

                So as you can see, I have issues =( Being overweight is absolutely not an option and must be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Bleah.

                "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

                by BadKitties on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 11:10:09 AM PDT

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