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  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
    My daffodiles and tulips are in full bloom already! I love it!!!
    That is definitely a benefit to living on the west coast!

    So far today has been spent crawling on my belly under the laudry room getting landscape fabric installed before we put vinyl lattice up. I truly dislike doing anything under there because there is very little clearance, my hair gets caught in the hardware cloth that I installed over the insulation, I get filthy dirty. Even lizards and snakes have a nicer time crawling on their bellies than I do! This was my fifth, and hopefully last, trip under. One good hot shower later I plan on staying inside and being a girl. Big pot of spaghetti sauce simmering! Dogs are sleeping! Bottle of wine open on the counter!!!
    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • icky......... creepy crawly things hide UNDER houses.

      I noticed there are already spiders gathering and building webs around the shop. I so don't like spiders! With the very mild winter we have had I expect the population will be out of control this year. So - I'm buying some good insecticide and keeping it in a handy spot! I like Home Defense - it kills those little (big) buggers in seconds!

      When I see God - I'm going to ask.......... "WHY SPIDERS???"
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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      • Well, spiders weren't the problem under the house, it was rats. This place was vacant for a number of years and the rats had a heyday!
        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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        • almost as bad as spiders............. but rats eat spiders so I'm inclined to like them better --- or hate them less I should say.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • I feel one can reason with rats. Spiders...not so much. I do put them outside, though, unlike certain stampers on the board.

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            • Believe it or not, spiders do serve a purpose. I just don't know what that is in my bathtub, though.
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • A spiders only purpose is to freak me out!
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Spiders are cool, as are bats and snakes - as long as they aren't the deadly-to-humans kind.

                  Now Texas cockroaches, centipedes (the long-legged kind that zoom across your cellar floor faster than a NASCAR race car), hornets, yellowjackets, B-52 sized brown wasps, tapeworm proglottids, human pinworms, and feline roundworms... Barf.

                  And would you believe that I actually was bitten by a ladybug a couple weeks ago?! (They overwinter in a lot of folks' walls around these parts.)
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • Crabcakes, I'm totally with you on the pests. [[shudder]]
                    Depression Lies

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                    • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                      And would you believe that I actually was bitten by a ladybug a couple weeks ago?!

                      !!!

                      Ladybugs have teeth?!

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                      • Fourth day coffee free after forty years. I don't miss it at all. My tastes have changed enough that it no longer taasted good and I never could drink it without dairy. Now that I have confirmed dairy as being on my "do not go there" list it has been easy to switch to tea because that I can drink with nothing in it.

                        I knew that milk caused me problems and I now have confirmation that all dairy needs to go. I had a slight smattering of cottage cheese yesterday and a couple slices of cheese and the ensuing bloat was awful. Not just a touch of bloat. Eight months pregnant bloat. UGH.
                        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                        • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post

                          And would you believe that I actually was bitten by a ladybug a couple weeks ago?! (They overwinter in a lot of folks' walls around these parts.)
                          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                          !!!

                          Ladybugs have teeth?!
                          There is an asian beetle that LOOKS a lot like a ladybug, but it DOES bite. If you look really, really closely, the head is slightly more separate from the body than a ladybug's.

                          We have a friend whose RV was totally infested with the asian type.

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                          • Originally posted by RaeVynn View Post
                            There is an asian beetle that LOOKS a lot like a ladybug, but it DOES bite. If you look really, really closely, the head is slightly more separate from the body than a ladybug's.

                            We have a friend whose RV was totally infested with the asian type.
                            Sounds right - my SIL told me that the bitey ladybugs were actually look-alikes, and not the real ladybug. I didn't really believe her - until the chomp.
                            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                            • OUCHY!


                              Yeah for breaking the coffee habit! Dairy is a nasty thing for a lot of people. I am 100% lactose intolerant - so I can't have milk without a Lactaid. Funny that cheese or sour cream or cream cheese don't bother me. Milk and ice cream/heavy cream I can't touch without the enzyme pills.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • Every dairy product has caused me bloat so far. No wonder I have been continuously bloated. I will miss cheese, heavy cream...all the good stuff. Ah, Brie! Now a thing of the past. Oh, maybe once in a while I will decide to suffer and consume something tasty but is going to have to be worth the discomfort.

                                Heading out in the morning for a speed run to Oakland on Saturday and will wave to Tomi as I pass through Keizer. My friend is bringing her special fatfree, sugarfree muffins and diet sodas for us to share. I am bringing macadamia nuts, landjaeger and bacon to counteract it. At least I will not be hurting for protein.

                                Pray that all goes well between my friend and I. Last long trip we did together I didn't talk to her for two years afterwards.
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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