hey from nc


Posted by dianne beavers (dianne Beavers,dianne beavers), Mar 11,2002,20:26   Archive
Hey everyone!
Not much to say here but hi. Its been a very tiring day. Eyes have bothered me alot the last two days. Has been 2 weeks now since first botox injections. I'm experiencing much more of the spasms pulling at the muscles across my nose. Iam so tired . Wish I could just get caught up with things around here. Oh, maybe one day. Talk with you later.

Dianne from Nc where it was a pretty day.




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Re: hey from nc

Re : hey from nc --- dianne beavers
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 11,2002,21:43 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Dianne. It takes a lot out of you to fight with your eyes all day long. I've been struggling with mine for over a week now.
When you say that you are having more spasms around your nose, is this something new for you?
When I first started getting BOTOX injection, within a week or so, I would develop this nose scrunching thing. As the BOTOX wore off, the nose scrunching would gradually disappear only to return again with the next set of injections.
BOTOX actually causes new nerves to sprout that will trigger spasms in other areas. As the BOTOX wears off, these new nerve sprouts regress as the old nerves take over again.
For whatever reason this only occurred when this particular doctor injected me. I assume that it was the sites that he chose but I don't know. It stopped happening when I changed doctors.

Don't run yourself into the ground trying to get everything done. It'll all keep. Pick and choose what "has" to be done and stack the rest of the stuff. I have lots of stacks and piles.

Shirley in Arkansas who manages to get laundry done and that's about all. :-)




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Re:putting it off.

Re : Re: hey from nc --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Delaine Inman , Mar 11,2002,22:44 Top of Thread Archive
My daughter had the nerve to tell me last week that I needed to get someone to come clean my house. She was right. I asked her if she needed a second job? I had just kept her daughter for 14 hours and she was lucky I didn't have the energy to choke her. The truth is I do well to load and unload the dishwasher, keep the laundry done and cook occasionally and watch my granddaughter from time to time. Housecleaning has to come when I am feeling really energetic and that doesn't happen very often. I keep things picked up, so my dirt, spider webs and dust is neat. If I get a burst of energy I'll dust when I can write my name in it and sometimes I'll get out the pledge duster to sweep the hard floors and the broom for the kitchen. I HATE TO VACUUM and CLEAN bathrooms and kitchen grim. The refigerator.......well we won't go there. I just try to keep it full so you can't see the selves and every few months I throw out the outdated stuff and the tupperware if I can't tell what is in it and then cook and fill it up again to cover the selves. It works for me.



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Re : Re:putting it off. --- Delaine Inman
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 12,2002,16:15 Top of Thread Archive
And I thought I was the only sinner!!! If we could just borrow Roy from Shirley ... he gets such a kick out of vacuuming and cleaning. I'll send my husband to help Shirley watch TV while Roy tidies up for me.

Sally in North Idaho where spring is coming, slowly but surely. Only a few patches of dirty snow remaining.




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Re : Re: Re:putting it off. --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Ann Doyle , Mar 12,2002,17:08 Top of Thread Archive
10 years ago I started buying light oak furniture--it doesn't show the dust. Also I have cataracts so I don't see too well anyway. I can go a real long time without dusting. Never did like housekeeping of anykind. Ann Doyle



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Re : Re: Re:putting it off. --- Ann Doyle
Posted by Evelyn , Mar 12,2002,21:31 Top of Thread Archive
You sound like my kind of gal. Nearly everything in our house is light oak, except for a few dark antiques. I dust as seldom as I can...hate the job. This week I've been "hitting it" though. I've taken almost everything off the furniture, dusted and replaced all my knick knacks. I still have two bedrooms left to dust and two bathrooms and the laundry room to clean (except for toilets and tubs...Gerry does that since I can't get up and down very easily) Anyway, my house is looking great for my PartyLite candle party this coming Sunday afternoon. My daughter will be the consultant. I'm having her first party. Even the garage is clean. Hubby did that last Sunday.
Evelyn in WA who goes for fasting bloodwork Thursday, Endocrinologist appt. Monday and eye appt. Tuesday. Whew!!!



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Re : Re: Re:putting it off. --- Ann Doyle
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 12,2002,23:31 Top of Thread Archive
I'm curious ... why does it say "more" in red after Ann's post? I can't find anything "more" to see/read????

Sally in North Idaho who is a computer dunce.




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Re: Re:putting it off./delaine

Re : Re:putting it off. --- Delaine Inman
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,17:14 Top of Thread Archive
Hallelujah!! My daughter criticized my bathroom the last time she was here. And Yet, when I kept an absolutely spotless house she asked me what I did all day.



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Re: hey from nc

Re : Re: hey from nc --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,17:10 Top of Thread Archive
I hope it's underwear.



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Re: Underwear, again

Re : Re: hey from nc --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 12,2002,18:07 Top of Thread Archive
Kathy, you are a hoot! I had to go back up to my post to figure out what you were talking about. :-)
Underwear is one of the easiest things to launder. Throw it in the washer, then the dryer and then in the drawer and when holes appear, you can sleep in it or throw it away. No sorting or matching or ironing. Come to think of it, my mother used to iron my daddy's boxers. Oh, those were the days! :-)

I must tell you a story. My father who is now 86, told me that he was getting low on boxers and thought that he might need a couple of new pair. I checked in his drawer and pulled out a few pair. Poor things were thread bare and coming apart. Upon further inspection, I noticed that some areas had been STAPLED. The elastic was too loose in most and daddy had stapled them to make them tighter and where they were coming apart, well, this had also been stapled. Does this seem a bit "dangerous" to anyone else or am I being overly "sensitive" here? Is this like a "guy thing". My hubby didn't seem as appalled as I was.
And my father said it worked just fine for him.
Yes, folks, daddy has a bunch of new boxers now, with elastic and everything and I threw all those other ones away.

Shirley in Arkansas wondering how I keep getting on these topics.




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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,18:16 Top of Thread Archive
sorry. I was feeling relativly playful to get me out of my rain depression. most of me is too serious. yes i think it is a guy thing, can you imagine any woman ever doing this???!!



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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Christel-California , Mar 12,2002,20:23 Top of Thread Archive
Wow, this is a new one on me, I never heard of anyone who staples his underwear. I don't know about dangerous, but I would imagine it's highly uncomfortable.

Christel in dry Ca. Sally is hogging all my rain.




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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Christel-California
Posted by Evelyn , Mar 12,2002,21:40 Top of Thread Archive
I've never heard of stapling underwear either, Christel. Seems a bit dangerous to me too. I agree with you, Shirley:) You're all surely welcome to some of our rain. In fact, more than welcome. It's been windy and rainy for the last two days here.
Evelyn



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Re: Underwear, again/Christel

Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Christel-California
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 13,2002,12:42 Top of Thread Archive
When i was young, lithe and very thin, I found stapling was a quick and easy way to hem your bluejeans.



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Re: Underwear, again/Kathy

Re : Re: Underwear, again/Christel --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Christel-California , Mar 13,2002,20:16 Top of Thread Archive
Kathy, isn't it just as quick and easy when you are older and not so thin? :-)

Christel in Ca. who had root canal today and has a tooth ache. Yuchh!!




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Re: Underwear, again/Kathy/Christel

Re : Re: Underwear, again/Kathy --- Christel-California
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 14,2002,09:34 Top of Thread Archive
I'm not svelte enough to wear jeans any longer. I am so glad they invented leggings! I also used to staple the hems of my son's pants as he grew so fast there would only be a 2-3 week period it seems before he was in another size. i would have done nothing but hem pants.



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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Delaine Inman , Mar 12,2002,23:07 Top of Thread Archive
It is a man thing. My husband has plenty of good boxers and socks of all colors, but he keeps wearing these socks that have no elastic left and boxers and t-shirts that are thread bare and stained. Rusty never throws or gives anything away even if he hasn't worn it in years. He has stuff from high school and he is 54 years old! I have to be so devious and sneaky to get anything into the garbage without him finding it. He puts them back or in the garage in his "rag box" which overflows and I have to sneak stuff out of there. I usually do this on Monday morning while he is asleep and just before the garbage men empty the trash cans. He has never stapled anything, but don't give him any ideas. So glad your Dad finally said he needed new underwear. I do agree staples are dangerous, but you got to admit it was an original and thrifty idea.

Delaine who lives with a pack rat and packed closets full of Rusty's clothes which he seldom wears except his favorites, but won't give them up, "cause you never know". Remember when we moved I "lost" a few of his things and he asked for every blame thing within 6 months! "No, honey I don't know where those things could be." I really didn't know where the garbage men dumped them or all those worn out socks, t's and drawers!




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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Delaine Inman
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 13,2002,13:36 Top of Thread Archive
I'm the pack rat in this family so I sympathize with Rusty. I will throw clothes out when they have worn out but I want to "save" everything else. I also keep clothes that don't fit. Like Rusty says, "you just never know".
Doesn't everyone have clothes from their high school days? I have little teeny tiny "girdles" from highschool. I certainly didn't need them at that time as I couldn't get over 100 pounds but used them to attach my stockings (hose)to. I just like to pull them out of the "old clothes drawer" every once in a while and say "Oh, My God!". Life is so much simpler now.

Shirley in Arkansas who still has half-slips from the 60's and 70's mini skirt days. Now, they are really small. I wonder why I even bothered.




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Re: Pack rat

Re : Re: Pack rat --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Virginia , Mar 13,2002,15:29 Top of Thread Archive
You have way too much storage space. Sure, I've saved a few things, but there were things I was glad to get rid of - girdles being one of them. Now ask me if I have ever gotten rid of a book. That's totally different.

Virginia in AL, who didn't bother.




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Re : Re: Pack rat --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 14,2002,00:05 Top of Thread Archive
Now you have antiques!

Sally in North Idaho who has a whole family of packrats ... all but one son and the rest of us drive him nuts!




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Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 12,2002,23:29 Top of Thread Archive
That was a cute "daddy" story and I'm happy that you were a good daughter and made a trip to the undies department.

Staples? No ... but Scotch tape works in a pinch!

I don't know how these topics come up, but they are usually thanks to Kathy. (Don't we love her, though ... we all need lightening up now and then.)

Sally in North Idaho




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Re: Staples

Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by denise mckew , Mar 13,2002,08:36 Top of Thread Archive
There must be a strong male influence in my life!
I've been known to staple hems of my pants and skirts. I even know that if you staple from the inside out, it's less noticable, and the staple edges won't snag your nylons. You can also use black permenant marker to hide the silver. (I wore a lot of black when I was working...it's so slimming, you know) Besides, tape won't make it through the laundry!

Denise





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Re: Staples

Re : Re: Staples --- denise mckew
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 13,2002,12:46 Top of Thread Archive
SOOO, you did this too? Guess I wasn't so odd afterall. Actually someone else gave me the idea. I can't claim it as my own. It did work tho, didn't it? You just didn't really point it out to people.



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Re: Staples

Re : Re: Staples --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Ann Doyle , Mar 13,2002,17:57 Top of Thread Archive
I used rubber bands to wrap around the holes in the pockets of my slacks. I can see where staples would work better. Ann Doyle



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Re: Staples/Ann

Re : Re: Staples --- Ann Doyle
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 14,2002,09:37 Top of Thread Archive
has anyone told you Ann, you are more than somewhat of a comedienne?



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Re: Staples

Re : Re: Staples --- denise mckew
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 13,2002,13:26 Top of Thread Archive
My dad had also stapled the hems of several of his pant's legs.
It all just makes me cringe, though, when I think about any little sharp edges. Staples don't always behave themselves as they should.

Shirley in Arkansas who is a firm believer in "Duct Tape"




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Re: Staples

Re : Re: Staples --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Christel-California , Mar 13,2002,20:23 Top of Thread Archive
How about needle and tread?

Christel in Ca. who can't believe all this stapling and taping :-)




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Re: Thread a needle???

Re : Re: Staples --- Christel-California
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 14,2002,00:01 Top of Thread Archive
Christel, just which ones of us can see to thread needles any longer? Not I. And, who can poke the needle through the little holes in buttons or stitch a straight hem? Those days are gone. If you can do so, I'll send my pants to you to shorten. It takes too much bribing to get Angie to do them for me.

Sally in North Idaho where it hailed and snowed some and roads were very icy tonight, plus fog. Slippy, slidey.




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Re : Re: Thread a needle??? --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 14,2002,02:24 Top of Thread Archive
Now Sally, remember....way, way back, we had a discussion on needles that are easy to thread? I bought mine from the Canadian Institute for the Blind - one you push the thread into the head of the needle and it goes in and closes itself automatically. The other you splay the middle of the needle open (easy to do without seeing) and it becomes a huge area to thread through. Mind you I use that magic web for hems - you just iron it on with a damp cloth -its great and the garment can still be machine washed.

June in Toronto




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Re : Re: Thread a needle??? --- June in Toronto
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 14,2002,15:35 Top of Thread Archive
I forgot about magic needles, June. I'm not telling my grand-daughter, though, as I like making her sew on buttons when she comes! Don't know if I can see well enough to use the magic web and get in on straight, but maybe she can and would be more willing to do that quick job. Thanks!

Sally in chilly, dreary North Idaho




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Re : Re: Thread a needle??? --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Virginia , Mar 14,2002,08:56 Top of Thread Archive
Sally, I can still thread needles and I do. It surprises me every time I do it, but my "up-close" vision is fine, and my eyes seem to stay open with no problem, maybe because of the concentration or intent focusing on that tiny hole. They do make needle threaders, too, in addition to the needles June mentioned. I still enjoy sewing, though I don't do nearly as much as I did when I had kids at home.

Virginia in gorgeous, sunny Alabama (who has discovered staples temporarily mending holes in hubby's pants pockets)




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Re : Re: Thread a needle??? --- Virginia
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 14,2002,09:42 Top of Thread Archive
My up close vision is sometimes fine as well, as long as it is not for any length of time in certain activities. On the other hand, sometimes it will cause eye spasms to start.



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Re: Underwear, again and Dido/Sally

Re : Re: Underwear, again --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 14,2002,09:12 Top of Thread Archive
I was kicked of this bb after posting too many messages yesterday. My purpose was twofold, to try and remain upright so as not to move the botox pockets( usually I just want to go to bed afterwards and rest, also to wait out this tylenol 3 spaciness). i think i feel better today from doing this.
Anyway, Dido is a young British female singer with a fabulous voice, who also writes alot of her own songs. My daughter-in-law gave me her cd., which is very thought provoking and is much more than the "Thankyou"song they only play on the radio.
I hope I am not the only one who gets blamed or praised for these weird subjects that are part of the balance on this bb, when we deal with so many very serious aspects of our disorders. After all, we have learned how to determine the sex of a turtle, have listened to accounts of Chyna Phillip's "headlights", and Shirley's picture of a dandelion led to all sorts of discussions about wildflowers and daisy chains,etc.



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Re : Re: Underwear, again and Dido/Sally --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 14,2002,12:10 Top of Thread Archive
Welcome to the elite club of people who sometimes post over "the limit". I cannot remember who else is in it. Please come forward but do not hang your head in shame..

I think that there are more than a few people who enjoy getting a "little" off track. I do praise you for getting the underwear thing started. I tend to jump on things when I see an opening.
I do think that it adds a balance, like you said, Kathy. We do get very serious and sometimes even sad and depressing. We learn many things here and offer support. But some of my best and maybe only laughs for the day have come from this bulletin board and I wouldn't trade that for anything. Laughter is healing. I've always thought that if I can keep on laughing that I'll make it through whatever comes along.

Shirley in Arkansas




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Re: getting kicked off BB/Shirley

Re : Re: Underwear and getting off track --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Christel-California , Mar 15,2002,02:37 Top of Thread Archive
I was kicked off when you were at the conference and I'm not hanging my head in shame.
Christel in Ca. who spent the evening baby sitting her granddaughter and couldn't read the BB. Boy, you guys were busy today, too much for me tonight.



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Re : Re: Underwear and getting off track --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 15,2002,05:05 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks . I was just about to comment on your teeny, tiny girdle and how you should save it for your girl grandchildren who would get a huge kick out it and other sundry stuff when the bb rejected my input.
yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day here!



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Re: Underwear, again and Dido/Sally

Re : Re: Underwear, again and Dido/Sally --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 14,2002,15:42 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for the "Dido" info, Kathy. I couldn't agree more that our off-the-track subjects now and then keep life on an even keel and help me feel more normal and happy. Shirley's lovely dandelion was turned into beautiful wallpaper for my screen.

I am proud (?) to say I am also a member of that elite group of kicked-off blabber mouths. It startled me no end when it happened and I felt ashamed. Then it soon happened to Shirley and a couple of others, so we turned it into being super special!! When are we going to get togehter for one of our exclusive gathering?

Sally in North Idaho who has tried not to be a space hog since then.




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Re : Re: Underwear, again and Dido/Sally --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 15,2002,05:11 Top of Thread Archive
Makes us feel more normal and happy is right!! i get too down when there is no relief from the depressing stuff. Laughter certainly is right up there with Someone's great inventions.



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Re: hey from TN

Re : hey from nc --- dianne beavers
Posted by Delaine Inman , Mar 11,2002,22:25 Top of Thread Archive
When I get Botox my nose spasms more and it is very annoying especially when the eyes are not any better. Hang in there. I've forgotten, are you on Klonopin?



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