What's on your Mind Thread - 2023

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I had a horrible mishàp today with cat poo! I didn't see it & sucked it up in the vacuum. It flew all over me, all over the room, smeared all over the floor. I wiped the floor the best I could with paper towels. Dad washed the poo off the beater bar, but he wouldn't clean the filter again. I wiped down the outside and kept vacuuming. Big mistake I guess, probably spread poo germs everywhere? The poo is probably up inside the vac. The whole house stinks. It's not fair. I work so hard and always have these crazy mishaps.
 

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I just have to remind myself that my weight is only one factor in determining health. And it does not change our value as human beings. :redheartpump: I’ve got one of those friends who would be very much overweight at 160. And another whose doctor told her at age 20 he never wants to see her BELOW that. We’re not all the same and thats ok.
 

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I just have to remind myself that my weight is only one factor in determining health. And it does not change our value as human beings. :redheartpump: I’ve got one of those friends who would be very much overweight at 160. And another whose doctor told her at age 20 he never wants to see her BELOW that. We’re not all the same and thats ok.
You should be a shortie and deal with this issue. I am in the 140’s and it gets discussed at every visit.
 

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Have any of you tried these new weight loss drugs? They seem to be all over the news. It would be nice if they worked without side effects.
 

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Do you mean ozempic? I think I read somewhere that there is a shortage on diabetes medication.
Yes, there is a shortage of the meds due to the weight loss craze. Diabetics who truly need the med, cannot locate it. Pharmacies cannot keep a large enough supply in stock.

As for weight loss: My cardiologist explained it to me. There are involved protocols for insurance companies to authorize these drugs for weight loss. Your BMI has to be at a certain level, also if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc... the most important one is the BMI. I think you have to have at least a 30... So, if you are under 30, then it would probably be a fight with the insurance companies; and I think it would not be covered in full; meaning a large co-payment.
 

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Something which has been bugging me. When someone says your apartment is 'homey' and 'comfy, what does that mean... I get that a lot, when people visit. What exactly does that mean?

I am not a great housekeeper. I do have areas of clutter because we do have the bare minimum of closets. I keep stuff on top of my kitchen cabinets, because Geoffrey has a habit of jumping on top of them. One time, his claws could not catch onto the counter, and he slipped, falling on top of my stainless trash basket, falling on the floor. That was it.. I had to put supplies up there to keep him from jumping up. I also have papers, notebooks on a dining room chair. But they are all neat.. I need all these for certain important subjects which I deal with.

I guess I am just sensitive. I have an electric fireplace, wall mounted TV, a couple of small cabinets, cat tree, toys, a recliner and a sofa.

Thanks... IMG_0626.jpeg IMG_0642.jpeg IMG_1718.jpeg
 

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Nearly had a heart attack. Went to get dressed and ready for the day. Came out to the living room and the whole tree was dark!! :oops:

I have one of those electrical cords that has a large button to push so I don't have to crawl underneath the tree to turn it off every night. I thought maybe the cats stepped on it and accidentally turned off the tree. Pushed the button and nothing. :frustrated:

I started to panic a little and then I saw it. Stupid cats somehow unplugged it probably while chasing each other around the tree. Plugged it back in and all the lights came back on. Crisis averted... this time!!
 

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Something which has been bugging me. When someone says your apartment is 'homey' and 'comfy, what does that mean... I get that a lot, when people visit. What exactly does that mean?

I am not a great housekeeper. I do have areas of clutter because we do have the bare minimum of closets. I keep stuff on top of my kitchen cabinets, because Geoffrey has a habit of jumping on top of them. One time, his claws could not catch onto the counter, and he slipped, falling on top of my stainless trash basket, falling on the floor. That was it.. I had to put supplies up there to keep him from jumping up. I also have papers, notebooks on a dining room chair. But they are all neat.. I need all these for certain important subjects which I deal with.

I guess I am just sensitive. I have an electric fireplace, wall mounted TV, a couple of small cabinets, cat tree, toys, a recliner and a sofa.

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Those are GOOD words and your place is lovely!
 

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Have any of you tried these new weight loss drugs? They seem to be all over the news. It would be nice if they worked without side effects.
Those drugs can have nasty side effects that aren’t talked about, the worst of which is genital gangrene - massive infection and death of genital tissue. Yes, rare but devastating if you are the one it happens to.

The most common is nausea and stomach issues that can not only be long-standing but can continue even after you go off the med. I am a long time diabetic and wouldn’t touch them.
 

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Something which has been bugging me. When someone says your apartment is 'homey' and 'comfy, what does that mean... I get that a lot, when people visit. What exactly does that mean?

I am not a great housekeeper. I do have areas of clutter because we do have the bare minimum of closets. I keep stuff on top of my kitchen cabinets, because Geoffrey has a habit of jumping on top of them. One time, his claws could not catch onto the counter, and he slipped, falling on top of my stainless trash basket, falling on the floor. That was it.. I had to put supplies up there to keep him from jumping up. I also have papers, notebooks on a dining room chair. But they are all neat.. I need all these for certain important subjects which I deal with.

I guess I am just sensitive. I have an electric fireplace, wall mounted TV, a couple of small cabinets, cat tree, toys, a recliner and a sofa.

Thanks...View attachment 465232View attachment 465233View attachment 465234
I think people say this when everything is within close proximity. Which apartments are usually. Mine is also referred to as "cozy" but I do agree. It feels like a warm hug coming home here and I enjoy it. Hope that makes sense. I think your space looks great.
 

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Homey and comfy are compliments for sure! :agree:People feel comfortable in your space. I definitely would like to hear that about my home. Come in, sit back and enjoy being here.

The word “aesthetic” has become a new minor pet peeve. Like everything has to hit a certain standard for how people like things to look. Right down to these expensive pots and pans my cousin actually purchased. (Not so much for the look but supposedly quality and nontoxicity. And I don’t really care what they do with their own money. I just won’t be investing in them without a really good reason! And a 30 year guarantee. 😅) My nonstick pans are around 10 years old and wearing down on that finish. so I was browsing through reviews for new sets and good grief “aesthetic” was everywhere. Sure id love those pretty purple pots but check the reviews; in 2 years they likely won’t satisfy your aesthetic requirements when its all discolored and cracking.:rolleyes3: What good is the nontoxic claim if they don’t last past 6 months and you have to handle them with kid gloves? I want practical things I can use without worrying over and a home people can come feel comfortable and welcome in. It can still look good; but its gotta function for the real world!:2cents::smash:
 

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M was up literally seven times last night. Homegirl better be cutting a new tooth because it was ridiculous. She's also at the age where she needs entirely too much supervision. She's either trying to pull to a stand and falling backwards and hitting her head, or grabbing and trying to eat the lights on the Christmas tree.

And J's got something again. She actually napped yesterday afternoon and wasn't herself. She's acting more normal today but might still have a low grade fever. I'm so over all the sickness.

We still need to finish decorating our Christmas cookies. I need to buy a couple more presents and wrap everything, and I'm feeling a mixture of overwhelmed and depressed. I want to make everything magical for J because she's starting to really get Christmas this year, while also navigating trying to figure out what will be different without my mom. I really feel on an edge where every time one little thing goes wrong, I'm ready to cry.
 

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Sending hugs and support to you Lari Lari . This parenthood thing isn’t always always a lot of fun. Just don’t put too much pressure on yourself. For kids Christmas is always magical no matter how much or how little there is. Leave the cookies undecorated, make hubby do at least half the gift wrapping, squeeze in some time somewhere for yourself.

I am sorry about your mom, no words of wisdom can help with that grief.
 

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Those drugs can have nasty side effects that aren’t talked about, the worst of which is genital gangrene - massive infection and death of genital tissue. Yes, rare but devastating if you are the one it happens to.

The most common is nausea and stomach issues that can not only be long-standing but can continue even after you go off the med. I am a long time diabetic and wouldn’t touch them.
Thanks for the info. Sounds a bit scary. I guess they need a few more years to determine what is safe and what is too dangerous.
 

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Sending hugs and support to you Lari Lari . This parenthood thing isn’t always always a lot of fun. Just don’t put too much pressure on yourself. For kids Christmas is always magical no matter how much or how little there is. Leave the cookies undecorated, make hubby do at least half the gift wrapping, squeeze in some time somewhere for yourself.

I am sorry about your mom, no words of wisdom can help with that grief.
I mean, the cookies won't taste nearly as good without the frosting on them, so that's not an option. :lol:

But if she's not feeling better tomorrow I might just decorate them myself.

I'll have my husband help with some wrapping, though.
 
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