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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:22:39 PM »
Thank you everyone!  This baby will definitely be spoiled.  My son is already talking about how he will encourage her imagination with certain types of toys.  He's going to be one of those dads who gets down on the floor and plays with the kids. 

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: April 24, 2017, 05:01:42 AM »
Thank you for the congratulations!  Mom and baby will be coming home today.  I'm sure mom will be happy to be out of the hospital and back in her own home.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: April 23, 2017, 04:49:56 PM »
Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I have posted on here but I have been reading.  I have some wonderful news!  I became a grandmother yesterday morning.  My oldest son and his wife had their first child, a daughter.  Her name is Sierra Caitlyn.  Mom and baby are doing great.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: January 02, 2017, 07:43:31 PM »
Happy New Year everyone!  I haven't posted for a while, but I have been reading the posts. 

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General Discussion / Re: Etsy coupons
« on: January 02, 2017, 07:42:19 PM »
I left Etsy after they allowed cheap merchandise from resellers.  It is NOT a handmade site...more like another eBay.

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General Discussion / Re: My Shop
« on: June 18, 2016, 06:39:41 AM »
I don't have a catalog either.  My catalog is my listings except for some jewelry that I can't seem to get decent pictures for.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: June 15, 2016, 06:48:00 PM »
Thank you MulchandMore!  I have gained some back and then lost again, so it's a net loss of 13.4 pounds so far.  I'm going to keep at it until lost at least most of the weight if not all.  It gets easier the longer you do it.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: June 13, 2016, 06:42:06 PM »
I've been reading but just didn't have anything new to post.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:07:37 PM »
I could be like that with a book if I didn't have to get at 5 AM for work.  I have to force myself to put one down when I read at night because I know I will pay for it the next day.  Like Andrew, it's 10 PM at the latest for me, and if I go past that, I will pay for it. 

Love the drawing Larissa.

I have lost 10.6 pounds so far on my juice fast.  I had some things I was not doing right, so that caused a slower loss, but I am on track now.  We will see how it goes.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: June 07, 2016, 04:36:28 AM »
Andrew, that is a really huge kitchen!  It looks great.  You could probably fit at least three or four of mine in there. :)

My bathrooms are almost done.  The full one is finished and the half bath is almost finished.  I did some painting over the weekend in the full bath and I hope to finish that this weekend. 

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:58:48 AM »
Every single day this week has felt like Friday, which ends up really disappointing.  Sigh.

Nothing big today.  In the office 'til 6, and then more candles tonight.  I'm sure E is working on more cutting boards.  He's got one almost ready to sand down and wax, and another he needs to find his orbital sander for.

I've been a candlemaking fiend.  I have to say, while I loved making paraffin candles too, there's something to be said for not having to play with wax mixes and colors and scents and second pours and things and just being able to knock out unadulterated beeswax candles, which are healthier to burn anyway.  Love 'em!  Now we just need more molds so we can have a bigger variety than three designs.  :)

Are you getting your beeswax from your bees?

Some of it.  We only extracted honey from a couple hives last summer, and the only wax we take from them is the cappings over the honey, so we didn't get a ton.  We bought a bunch from a fellow beekeeper, though, so we have that to use too.

Happy birthday to your daughter!

Thank you for the birthday wishes for my daughter! 

It's good you have a local supply of beeswax.  Maybe eventually your bees will produce enough for you to tus.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 27, 2016, 07:02:11 AM »
I'm still doing the juice fast and so far have lost six pounds in six days.  I hope the trend keeps going.  I have gotten into a routine with it now and will continue until next Saturday. 

Today is my daughter's birthday.  It's hard to believe she is 32 now.  It seems like just yesterday that she and my sons were all kids.

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 27, 2016, 06:59:55 AM »
Every single day this week has felt like Friday, which ends up really disappointing.  Sigh.

Nothing big today.  In the office 'til 6, and then more candles tonight.  I'm sure E is working on more cutting boards.  He's got one almost ready to sand down and wax, and another he needs to find his orbital sander for.

I've been a candlemaking fiend.  I have to say, while I loved making paraffin candles too, there's something to be said for not having to play with wax mixes and colors and scents and second pours and things and just being able to knock out unadulterated beeswax candles, which are healthier to burn anyway.  Love 'em!  Now we just need more molds so we can have a bigger variety than three designs.  :)

Are you getting your beeswax from your bees? 


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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 24, 2016, 10:48:34 AM »
Ah, there's the difference.  I never forget to eat, and if I don't eat regularly, I get dizzy and nauseous, and eventually black out.  Literally.  :)  The two times in my life I've tried to fast for Yom Kippur, I took a dive to the floor right in the middle of services in synagogue.

Anyway, normal day today.  Rainy.  I'm hoping the rain today & the sun we're supposed to have over the next two days get the grass seed in the backyard and the birdsfoot trefoil and red clover seed we put down in the front yard sprouting. 

Didn't end up making more candles last night; Eric and I were both really tired.  But we did burn some of them to get burn times.  The tiny one burns a little over 2.5 hours, the honeycomb one over 4 hours, and we didn't get to finish burning the skep hive because it was taking so long, so I'll relight it tonight and we'll make more while we're relaxing.  I already have someone in my area who wants to buy two.

So far I'm doing ok with the juice fast.  There is a basic plan/guideline I am following to make sure I get balanced nutrients while I am doing it.  I lost four pounds in three days so far. 

The contractors are continuing work today.  The electrician is here and the plumber will come tomorrow.  Out with told and in with the new. :)

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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:13:51 PM »
Will you be able to do a 15 day juice fast?     I was so proud of myself for  doing  a  1 day juice fast!   I   think  the only way  a fast of any sort will work for me  is for a  gang of thugs  to sit at table with me and enforce the dietary rules.   I hope it  works out for   you.   Much  luck!
The only  thing that  works for me   is to  do without  my  snacks at night.    No TV  or bedtime snacks.

So far I am doing well on it.  When I have gotten busy, I have gone a long time without eating some days, so maybe that is helping me now.  I would get busy on yard work for hours and not even think about eating.  From what others have said, after the first few days it gets better.  On this plan, I can have as much water and herbal tea as I want.  It also includes coconut water for electrolytes.  I didn't know if I would like that, but it's actually pretty good.  I have never done this before, and I am very motivated to get the weight off.  A desk job certainly does not help.  :)

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