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We watched “Cool Running” for Family Movie Night. I had never seen that movie. It was good.

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18 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

How did you do this? ASD Boy has TWO curves in his spine! One between his shoulder blades and one lower down.

I've been giving him supplements--calcium, vitamins D as K, and 5HTP.

This based on the theory that the scoliosis was due to poor bone formation during a period of rapid growth so I ought to support healthy bone formation. Calcium of course is critical for that, and vitamins D and K assist. 5HTP is a precursor to serotonin, which it turns out is also critical in bone formation. I know from 23andMe that ds has double copies of a version of the TPH2 gene that doesn't work very well--TPH2 codes for a protein that helps convert tryptophan to 5HTP, which then gets converted to serotonin and later to melotonin. If he can't produce 5HTP he can't produce serotonin either, so supplementing the 5HTP seemed like a good idea; I strongly suspect that this disruption contributes to many of the challenges this kid faces--serotonin plays a role in so many things from anxiety to tic disorders to hearing acuity. I didn't know it was involved in bone formation until I started researching the scoliosis.

I also encouraged him to use inversion to allow his spine to stretch out.

I don't actually know of course if any of this made a difference or if the scoliosis would have improved in its own but it may be helping so I'm going to continue.

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Good Morning!

Happy Saturday!

Really.bad.headache.  It was really bad when I went to bed at midnightish, but miraculously I was able to sleep until 5.  I've been up since then, trying to fight this thing off.  I think it's going to be a long day.

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Good morning!

I need to put away laundry today, and maybe re-organize camping gear.  I might put all the car-camping gear in bins in the garage and just keep the backpacking stuff in the house. There are more sleeping bags to be laundered.

Nothing else really planned for the day.  

Coffee!

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My grandma used to have a big ole bed of irises in the back so she would have plenty of fresh flowers for Memorial Day. 

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10 minutes ago, Spudater said:

My grandma used to have a big ole bed of irises in the back so she would have plenty of fresh flowers for Memorial Day. 

My grandparents had a lovely bed of irises too.  So pretty.  My brother was able to take some to his house when they moved.

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Saturday!!!

Our pleasant weather is over. We’re supposed to be heating up to 104 degrees this week.😩😩☀️☀️☀️☀️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Nothing planned for the weekend. Likely just housework and yardwork. I’ve got a couple books I’m looking forward to diving into.

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1 hour ago, Spudater said:

My grandma used to have a big ole bed of irises in the back so she would have plenty of fresh flowers for Memorial Day. 

 

1 hour ago, Another Lynn said:

My grandparents had a lovely bed of irises too.  So pretty.  My brother was able to take some to his house when they moved.

I love irises. We had a bunch at our old house. They would make such big, beautiful bouquets. We didn’t take any when we moved, but I did get some from my mom at Easter. I am managing to keep them alive.

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11 hours ago, Slache said:

Where's our Slachie?!!! Slashie NEVER forgets to Booya(h), even if she does misspell it!

#h

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Headache is still hanging around, but is under control for the moment.

While I second slept, we had several visitors (all outside, at least most with social distancing):

a sweet lady from church who dropped off a graduation gift for dd17

one of dh's coworkers came to drop something off

then he came again when he realized that he had forgotten something

and a black snake decided to hang out on our front porch for a while.

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My phone updated and now I hate it again. I'm going to have a cinnamon roll.

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I spent $100 at Christian Book. I spent $30 at CLE. Now I'm spending $60 at Amazon. You'd think Matt was working.

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I'm being lazy.  It's gloomy and raining and even though I slept okay last night, I'm still tired. 

I've been weighing every day to keep a rolling 7 day average of gains/losses.  I've always thought weighing first thing in the morning would give the lowest weight.   So I weigh after my initial bathroom trip.   But the past few days I've also weighed after eating breakfast.  And I've weighed less after breakfast.  I don't understand how that could be.  It's more than a few ounces - over a pound difference.   

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Quiet Boy is 15 today! Wow! Too fast.. it goes too fast. 

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20 minutes ago, Where's Toto? said:

I'm being lazy.  It's gloomy and raining and even though I slept okay last night, I'm still tired. 

I've been weighing every day to keep a rolling 7 day average of gains/losses.  I've always thought weighing first thing in the morning would give the lowest weight.   So I weigh after my initial bathroom trip.   But the past few days I've also weighed after eating breakfast.  And I've weighed less after breakfast.  I don't understand how that could be.  It's more than a few ounces - over a pound difference.   

It's the way you stand.

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35 minutes ago, Paradox5 said:

Quiet Boy is 15 today! Wow! Too fast.. it goes too fast. 

Happy Nirthday Quiet Boy!

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51 minutes ago, Where's Toto? said:

I'm being lazy.  It's gloomy and raining and even though I slept okay last night, I'm still tired. 

I've been weighing every day to keep a rolling 7 day average of gains/losses.  I've always thought weighing first thing in the morning would give the lowest weight.   So I weigh after my initial bathroom trip.   But the past few days I've also weighed after eating breakfast.  And I've weighed less after breakfast.  I don't understand how that could be.  It's more than a few ounces - over a pound difference.   

Clearly, you’re not eating enough breakfast, lol. 😜

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2 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Quiet Boy is 15 today! Wow! Too fast.. it goes too fast. 

Happy Nirthday!!!

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I planted some plants and cleaned off the back patio. DH and I tried to go to Home Depot, but it was a nightmare and the line was long and I’m just like, “I don’t think so!” So, we went to Ace Hardware. They didn’t have miniature roses, but they had everything else. And there was no line. Ha!

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Feeling very depressed right now. This baby is never going to come. Labor will suck. We will be stuck home forever and when the new normal gets here it’s going to be crappy. There is just nothing to look forward to. And I have eaten all the cookies. Insert screenshot of Eeyore here. 

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2 hours ago, Slache said:

It's the way you stand.

I'm pretty sure I'm standing the same way since the position of the scale pretty much requires it.   But I would LOVE to know a way I can stand and weigh less.  That is the dream.

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Just now, Where's Toto? said:

I'm pretty sure I'm standing the same way since the position of the scale pretty much requires it.   But I would LOVE to know a way I can stand and weigh less.  That is the dream.

The art of throwing yourself at the ground and missing?

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25 minutes ago, Spudater said:

Feeling very depressed right now. This baby is never going to come. Labor will suck. We will be stuck home forever and when the new normal gets here it’s going to be crappy. There is just nothing to look forward to. And I have eaten all the cookies. Insert screenshot of Eeyore here. 

Yes, labor will suck, but there's really no way of getting out of that. It'll be worth it, though, and your beautiful baby girl WILL come and it will be a glorious and blessed time of relief, celebration, and happiness galore. Sorry you ran out of cookies. I just made our first rhubarb cream cake of the season if you'd like some. 

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I tried to do an Amazon return because I accidentally ordered a wrong book. They refunded me inside of an hour and they don't even want the book back. Huh? Now I have to figure out what to do with the book. Donate it to the local library?

I've got almost all of the books I wanted for the first year/textbook now and after using up our reward points and such, have only spent about $30 (on 15 books and a set of fraction circles for math.) I think there are only 3 more left to buy on my list. Yay!

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4 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

I tried to do an Amazon return because I accidentally ordered a wrong book. They refunded me inside of an hour and they don't even want the book back. Huh? Now I have to figure out what to do with the book. Donate it to the local library?

I've got almost all of the books I wanted for the first year/textbook now and after using up our reward points and such, have only spent about $30 (on 15 books and a set of fraction circles for math.) I think there are only 3 more left to buy on my list. Yay!

What book is it?

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1 minute ago, Junie said:

What book is it?

There's actually 2: Once on this Island (Whelan) and Bound for Oregon (Leeuwen). I accidentally left them in my cart and bought them after already picking alternative books that were more boyish for Oldest. It was my own mistake so I can't believe I received a refund without having to return them. 

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1 hour ago, Spudater said:

Feeling very depressed right now. This baby is never going to come. Labor will suck. We will be stuck home forever and when the new normal gets here it’s going to be crappy. There is just nothing to look forward to. And I have eaten all the cookies. Insert screenshot of Eeyore here. 

It will all be over soon. The new normal won't last. All will be right eventually. I promise.

1 hour ago, Where's Toto? said:

I'm pretty sure I'm standing the same way since the position of the scale pretty much requires it.   But I would LOVE to know a way I can stand and weigh less.  That is the dream.

It's a leaning thing. It took me forever to figure that out. You need to do it at the same time. Here's how I do it:

1. I drink the end of my water bottle so I've had the same amount of water each night.

2. I DON'T pee. Yes, peeing makes you weigh less, but you will pee a different amount based on when you drank your water. Pee before bed, not when you weigh.

3. Immediately after I wake up for posture consistency.

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It's depressing the first few times because you weigh 3 or 4 pounds more with the water, but your weight is waaaaaay more consistent.

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1 hour ago, Spudater said:

Feeling very depressed right now. This baby is never going to come. Labor will suck. We will be stuck home forever and when the new normal gets here it’s going to be crappy. There is just nothing to look forward to. And I have eaten all the cookies. Insert screenshot of Eeyore here. 

Awww, Spuds. I’m sorry you’re feeling blue. I’ll send my Baby over to make you some cookies. She has some good recipes.... my favorite is carrots cake cookies with cream cheese frosting filling.

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Dh would like us to participate in "Taps Across America" as a family, so he's arranging Taps for saxophone, flute, 3 violins, viola, cello, and double bass. 😄

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3 hours ago, KrissiK said:

I don’t want to make dinner.

But I did. Taco bar. It was easy. Dishwasher is running. I need to start my book now.

 

 

points for quoting myself

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1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

Dh would like us to participate in "Taps Across America" as a family, so he's arranging Taps for saxophone, flute, 3 violins, viola, cello, and double bass. 😄

That sounds awesome!

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Good morning!

Just heard ds24 leave for church.  We have big screen church again this morning.  I didn't make much progress with the camping stuff yesterday, but hopefully will do better today. It's going to require a good amount of

Coffee!

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Toto, I'd go with the lower number. ;D  Really though, if you get a general range now, you'll be able to compare it with a general range next month and the month after that...

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WT, Think scatter plot, not line graph. Only the trend matters.

Spuds, a former neighbor said she was in just such a mood, went to bed depressed, and baby arrived the next day. Maybe it's an early labor symptom.

Here, have some floof. Kitty was very tired from supervising all the wildlifes through the window.

floof.jpg

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Between the baby crowding my lungs and keeping me out of breath and the blasted heat, I thought I was melting yesterday. It was 67°. It's gonna be mid-high 80s this week and I'm ready to cry every time the thermometer inches near 70°.

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Good morning 😊

Coffee time!

One dog and I have done our morning walk-about.  She asks each morning and I don't like to tell her no.

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Good Morning!

Happy Sunday!

Not much going on here today.

Online church/iglesia.

I have to find the fancy paper so that I can print dd17's diploma.

Still a headache.

The house is a mess.

And I need to find the keyboarding book.

Oh, and the summer/winter clothes swap needs to happen, probably tomorrow.

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11 hours ago, Susan in TN said:

(((Spudz)))  Remember the wonderful smell of baby?  It won't be long now, I promise!

Lol, tempted to quote Frodo on Mount Doom but that would probably be a bit melodramatic even for me...

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Good Morning!!!!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Sunday!!!!!

We have tv church today!!!

Whitehawk, I love your kitty!!!!❤️❤️🐱🐱

Spudz!!!❤️❤️

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