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  1. I'm sorry, so hard. My father in law had dementia with lewy body disease that caused hallucinations, it was so hard for everyone.
  2. We put dressers in the closets and shelves along with a small hanging area for clothes storage. Even our bedroom we don't have a dresser outside the closet. Two youngest have IKea four drawer dressers they really like. They hold a lot. Out of season clothes are stored in bins at top of closet. Works for us. Freed up a lot of space in their rooms.
  3. I have horrible reactions to the over the counter stuff. Worst than the initial problem. I call doctor for prescription every time.
  4. The articles I've read clearly say Toby and Kate get divorced and she marries her boss. Beth S thanks for linking the article, the other I read was an interview that Krissy Metz gave on maybe entertainment mag. I like that the show creator is trying to show life that has ups and downs, hard things but still joy. A family that despite everything loves each other. Tess is so difficult to like right now. It's all about her and her feelings. Guess they captured how difficult growing up can be. I love this show.
  5. We are in process of repainting our house. All the kids bedrooms are various shades of gray, the guest room we did SW Interesting Aqua, laundry room is SW Topsail, Office and powder room are a medium/dark type blue similar to SW poolside or BM van deusen blue but can't remember the name. Living room that is off main area but contained we used SW Delft which is another blue/green/aqua type color. We tried Sea Salt but in my house it just wasn't quite right. I've tried so many colors in my house, but with the back of my house facing west with large windows and my kitchen with light from south, and dining room is east, the body of my house is hard to find a color that looked good in all the areas but it is open without many walls defining the spaces so I needed one color that worked everywhere. I tend to like neutral walls ( old color was similar to BM Collanade) and add splashes of color. We finally settled on Agreeable Gray for the body of the house as it works with the finishes we already have. I wanted something that didn't make me hate my cabinets, floors, and finishes but updated the look a bit. In the darker areas I lightened it a bit as I wanted it to be light and bright. Also painted the wood work a brighter white than what was on there originally which brightened it up and I like it. Without making major changes that I just wasn't up to this pallet of white, blues, and gray/greige works for me and I add splashes of other colors to brighten it up depending on the room. I was going for calm. Originally when I built I wanted warm but I've been wanting a watery, blue, green palette for awhile now
  6. It says you can use isopropyl alcohol mist to clean them as well if you prefer.
  7. I am often in the position of hearing comments like that. People often assume things about us. It is frustrating. I use $100 bills all the time. It is what I have, what is the difference between having a bunch of $20s and a $100 bill? Sometimes it is exhausting to worry about other people's feelings all the time or having the feeling I need to explain, when really I would never ask someone about their money or how they afford something, or comment that it must be nice. I am somewhat private though and was taught to never discuss money with people outside spouse.' edited to add that my adult son rents from us and pays me in $100 bills, I then use it to pay other things, simpler than running to the bank and changing it.
  8. My medically complex dd(19) with two ultra rare diseases that affect immune system has had first dose. Her specialists highly encouraged her to have it as soon as it was available. (she has had anaphylactic reactions to plasma and hives with other things along with food allergies so I called day before vaccination just to confirm we were making right decision). No reaction for her other than tired. Rest of us are working on getting it. Husband is going today, dd with asthma first week of April, I'm still looking for one for me. I kind of prioritized those with underlying conditions first. I tend to be pretty healthy so I'm the last one on the list. Youngest is still to young, older boys are adults and can choose for themselves when their group comes up.
  9. No, it was filmed at a friend of Oprah's home that Oprah said had a beautiful setting.
  10. https://www.chewy.com/petstages-dogwood-mesquite-tough-dog/dp/186163 https://www.chewy.com/benebone-bacon-flavor-tough-dog-chew/dp/233549 I don't have a small dog (I have PWDs ) but they are very mouthy and need to chew. They love the two listed above items. Bully stick upset their stomach if I give too often plus they stink. She is adorable
  11. in summer haflinger sandles or supportive flip flop and in winter haflinger grizzly clogs. All hard floors here so barefoot isn't a good option for me. Dh is the same. Kids mostly socks or barefoot
  12. I have some Corelle, my husband loves it, me not as much, so it is in the drawer that when kids were little they could reach and use for lunch and snacks. I used to have Mikasa French Countryside. I really liked them and they went with everything but through the years some broke and we didn't have enough for large family get togethers so I gave them to older sons as they moved out and bought Villeroy Boch that is white from Marshalls, HomeGoods and TJ Maxx. I was able to get what I needed. I love them. Last year I saw some Denby in a blue gray color at Marshalls, etc that I really liked so I got pieces of that set until I had enough for our family dinners. I really like them but they are very heavy and take up a lot of space but I'm enjoying having something other than white dishes for awhile. As you see I have a problem with too many dishes.
  13. We live on ten acres, we started looking at 2-5 acres but found ten acre plots that were similar price or cheaper. We are not rural really though it used to be at one point. We literally built our house in the middle of a cow pasture. Our kids were 3, 5, 6, and 9 when we started building. My husband worked as the general contractor and he and my dad did a lot of the finish work in the house. Oh and we added an infant and a puppy while still finishing the house just because we could. On about two of the ten acres we built our home, garage, animal pens etc and the rest is pasture for hay. We used to have chickens but when daughter was diagnosed with aHUS doctor asked us not to so now we just have cattle. (between 2-10 depending on the year). We live five miles any direction to the grocery store, ten miles to the major highway or larger shopping area and one hour from major city and the Children's hospital) Our area has a smaller town/city feel but we live within an hour of seven colleges and universities and the nearest city we go to daily is a college town. One thing is I drive a lot. Raising five kids who are active in sports, theater, music, etc, nothing is incredibly close so easily could drive between 50 and 100 miles a day running them around. It can be a lot of work to live here, there is always something that needs to be done and the housework is more as well due to the dust and dirt tracked in the house. I love it here and never want to leave but may change my mind as we get older. Dh says once our youngest heads off to college in four years that we will probably stop raising cattle so we can travel more. We do travel now as we pay neighbor kids to look after the animals and board the dogs, but they are growing up too and heading off to college so unless new kids move in we won't have any more help. My kids are currently 26. 23, 21, 19 and 14 all but one says they will live in the suburbs in a nice, neat neighborhood with sidewalks. Too much work for them. Kimberly
  14. Roast Beef Perfection from Colorado Cache Cookbook Start at 3:00pm Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place roast in oven and cook 1 hour. Turn off oven. Keep the oven door closed. 45 minutes before serving turn the oven to 300 degrees. The temperatures given are for sea level cooking. For high altitude cooking, add 25 degrees to each temperature. I assume that the goal dinner time was 6pm So on Christmas Eve I cook the first part before going to church, then turn it off. When I get home from service I turn it on again and let cook the final 45 minutes to an hour. I'm high altitude so I adjust for that. When I make an enormous roast I add a little time though I have family members who like it just barely warmed. Works like a charm Good luck
  15. My mother bought my 10 yr old daughter a playboy bunny necklace. She just thought it was a cute bunny.
  16. I've done this multiple times. It takes a bit of work to find someone. I got names from our pediatrician to start and also our nephrologist's social worker. I also go to our insurance website and look up names of who is on our plan, who does cognitive behavioral therapy, who has experience working with kids with chronic life threatening illness, trauma, etc. Then I go to psychology today and start reading profiles and compile a list of people to call and begin making calls. After talking to multiple people on the phone I pick one or two to have an initial consult with to see if they might be a match. We've had ineffective therapists, awful therapist, decent therapists and excellent therapists. Don't stick with someone if you're not comfortable or you don't see any progress. I rarely ever get someone who is in network for us and if I do (like our current one) they end up not being in network after about a year. An excellent on though is worth every penny.
  17. I go at that time all the time. I have two high risk people in my home so try to really limit exposure. They never question me and I do carry a medical card for dd illness which I suppose I could show if necessary.
  18. When I do the local class version they demonstrate what the lo impact version looks like. I can't remember on demand how they do it as it has been awhile since I've used that option. I do mostly low impact to all the classes as my knees aren't great either, still a great workout. https://ondemand.jazzercise.com/ They have a free trial right now so you can see if it will work for you. My local studio sent this as well if you want to try it. we want to say thank you to sticking with us this year by extending our online classes to your friends and family anywhere in the USA! From December 21-31, you can give anyone you choose the gift of fitness! They get 10 days for FREE of online classes! All you have to do is share the website address and a special temporary password to our MyFitPro live-stream site!Share the link to the website: https://myfitpro.live/jazzercise-fort-collinsPassword: HOLIDAY2020 (case sensitive/no spaces).
  19. that is our doctor's goal for us. We are all under 30 currently but since we started at 8 and 10 we have definitely made progress in past year.
  20. https://ondemand.jazzercise.com/ I've used the OnDemand app and it is good but I also stream my local Jazzercise classes every morning so my usual instructor, the music and routines I'm used to doing. Best of both right now. In our area only four people are allowed in gym at a time so the streaming works well. If you have a studio in your area they might be doing something similar.
  21. My dad never did. I have had a pair that was not adjusted correctly to my face and was like you described. Prescription was correct but didn't sit right so once they were adjusted they were soooo much better.
  22. That makes a lot of sense. Those type of things would not be covered and very expensive.
  23. I have a very medically expensive child. On her initial hospitalization for her rare disease her PICU stay for 35 days and all the testing was over $1,000,000 the there were the ongoing medical expenses. Her infusions every two weeks are about $84,000 and she's been doing these since 9/2012. We have excellent, top tear insurance. Our out of pocket max is $5000 once all the deductibles are met. Every year we pay out approximately $10,000 in medical expenses then for the rest of the year we are covered at 100%. We often have to fight to get things paid and it is exhausting but eventually it does get paid. Then there are the other costs like transportation, lost wages, food that you need to eat out since you're not home, My daughter's drug company refers you to an organization that helps with medication costs (her medication was/is the most expensive medication in the world at time of diagnosis) and if you qualify you get help paying copays up to certain dollar amount. Then there are the therapies, and the evaluations, tests, It honestly just goes on forever. I'd also guess that the people starting the go fund me page are trying to help. The medical bills are staggering and you panic thinking they will bankrupt you. It actually takes a bit of time for it to all process. Also a lot of people have very large copay and deductible plans. My husband's company offers those with a health care savings account. We don't opt for those type plans since we have ongoing medical expenses that make the lower deductible and out of pocket plans more appealing.
  24. I have spent lots of nights in the hospital. I take my own pillow and blanket as they help me relax. I wear sweats to bed. It is always cold in the hospital so a sweater and warm socks. I take snacks, water, kindle, tablet, chargers, medications, toothbrush, hairbrush. This fall with COVID the floor kitchen was closed so if I wanted anything to drink or eat I had to ask for it or have it myself, in the past they always had things in kitchen to snack or drink. Meals I either order from cafeteria or went to lobby area restaurant and picked up and took back to the room. Not sure now that are is at second highest level for Covid if I could leave the room anymore. Most recent stay was in October.
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