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    So, I had to come on and post how stupid I was yesterday afternoon! And the nasty consequences! I was baking N'Oatmeal cookies to take camping today. It was mid afternoon and I had not eaten much and was hungry. Ended up partaking of SEVEN cookies! They have coconut oil, almond flour, shredded coconut, eggs, flax meal, maple syrup, raisins etc in. I got SOOOO sick! WOW! I suddenly got so dizzy I could not even crawl properly to get to my room, kept almost passing out! Lying down didn't help much either, incredibly nauseous, felt like there was pending diarrhea of the worst kind, the slightest movement felt like I was going to 'die' from dizziness! Super dry mouth, thirsty and first felt hot then cold! My poor kids had quite the afternoon - I felt so bad for them. DD saw the neighbor across the street abusing their dog - kicking and hitting it over and over! I couldn't get up to see for myself and the humane society won't take a call from a 9 year old or a third hand report from me I am 'hoping' they do it again this morning before we leave so that I can call it in and get them to at least check on the two dogs. DD said the dogs kept going to the fence and looking as if trying to figure out a way to get out And I could barely even talk on the phone... NOT doing that again!!!!!!!! I think I was having a reaction to a LOT of coconut oil and sugar and flax meal? What do you think?
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    Horrible in both ways. I'm so sorry for your bad reaction to whatever it was. I'm guessing you are fully recovered, though? That's good.
    And animal abuse-grrr.

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    Oh wow! I hope you are feeling better!

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    Wow. That sounds a bit like what I had the other night, although I think mine was food poisoning. I can't imagine what would trigger it in your cookies. Do you have a tendency toward food allergies or hypersensitivities? I know I reacted to coconut products at the beginning of my primal days when I was experimenting with baking. But nothing severe like that.

    Thanks for the dog info. I didn't know terriers were strong-willed. I have no immediate plans to get a dog, but you never know. I do tend to like animals who are intelligent (I had a cat who was incredibly smart) so a poodle might not be a bad idea. And yes, minus the pompom haircut... Blech. If German shepherds came in a miniature version, there would be no contest. Love those dogs, but a big dog would require more exercise than I could reliably give, as well as costing a fortune to feed. A medium-small dog would be good: get me out and about without wearing me out to much. I know I will not remember the name of that reference book, but just knowing it exists will help. I'll look for it at the right time, and educate myself before making a choice.

    So sorry to hear about the neighbour. Do you have a videocam? Documentation is never a bad thing.

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    Hope you're feeling all well today. That's kind of scary to think a few (well, maybe seven is more than a few:-0) cookies could do that. Maybe it was some ingredient that wasn't up to par. But, whatever it was, I hope you got a good night's sleep and are raring to go. How's your camper doing?

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    Hope you're feeling better and hoping karma descends on the dog-kicker. Why are people so horrible?
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    Hi folks I am fine again - but had a couple cookies today just to see if there was any reaction. I started with one and then a couple of hours later I had another. I felt ok after one, not after two. Just going to steer clear of them for now. Everyone else in the family is going just fine with them ... but then they also didn't overdose on them the other day! I have to say that I think there may have been a reaction to the coconut oil.... I used to include a little CO in the smoothies I made, but always felt a bit yukky for a while afterwards, so I stopped making smoothies and have had very little coconut oil at all for a loooonnnng time. You know Judg, I don't usually have food allergies etc but I have discovered recently that I can't eat brusselsprouts without pretty strong intestinal discomfort, and now the coconut oil (I think!) I wonder if I am clearing some toxins out that has made me oversensitive for a time? I know I have some autoimmune issues - the DSAP skin thing. Maybe it is a case of getting worse before you get better? I know Pam is going through all kinds of food stuff - maybe we are clearing out a bunch of toxins, heavy metals etc that has our systems all hyped up. Just being hopeful I guess.

    I have not been home to see or hear if the dog is still being abused ... nasty situation, and I don't have a way to video. But will call the animal welfare place in a heartbeat if I see anything going on. I am normally home most of the time - in fact I have been hearing a small dog yelping and crying the last few days before DD saw the incident, but I couldn't figure out where it was. Now I know where to look. I can only think that you must be a totally miserable person to descend to the point of abusing your dogs! So sad. But then, I do hear some very angry raised voices from their general direction sometimes, sounds like alcohol or drugs are in the mix, though of course I really don't know for sure.

    We had a LOVELY time away in the mountains, only two days and one night for our 'maiden voyage' in our tiny little camper. It was a super time, the kids had an absolute blast and so did we. We took all kinds of lovely walks and played in a very Groklike fashion. Up in the high country, looked like a fire has been through since we were up there last year. We all had a ball whacking burned little branches, off the tree skeletons, with bigger limbs that were lying around. We found a shelter that was definitely Grok inspired - branches laid over a tiny cave high on the mountainside. We threw rocks and climbed rock formations. The kids had 'lessons' on how to use a pocket knife and learning how to whittle a stick They were beyond thrilled to be allowed a knife to carry in their pockets and got to open and close them very carefully under supervision. We ate meat and veg and fruit with cream, yum! Took some pictures to show us all having a fine old time. DH and I did not sleep worth a darn - which was very disappointing. We all went to bed nice and early, was really tired and sleepy, and then could not sleep until about 3 this morning!! Makes for a bit of a headache now, going to head for a shower in a few minutes and then for some lovely sleep!

    Thought I would add a couple pics for your enjoyment - have to share the beauty! Such a perfect day for pictures of the aspens!

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    Gorgeous photos! I used to love to look at the stands of aspens from the air in my flying days - spectacular!
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    Thank you so much for sharing the pics. I love pictures. Beautiful country there, and sounds like a very good maiden trip. I always have to get used to a new sleeping situation. You'll probably sleep like a log next time.

    Yep! The food annoyances are annoying. Maybe if we just eat moderate amounts and never eat the same thing more than one a year, it would work. Fat chance -- in my case:-)

    The lady next to us has a Weimereimer in a fenced yard -- small. He never gets out, the poop builds up (stinks in summer), and he barks at every little thing. She's rarely there. She keeps him for his noise to keep intruders away. Had two dogs before for same reason. It's crazy. He needs to run. Wish I could have someone steal him and give him a good home. I don't care for the breed myself, but I feel so sorry for him. He's gotten loose a couple of times and nips and has no self-control. How would he?
    If you have animals, they should really take over your life -- in a nice and fun way. And dogs just naturally have some manners, if they're treated right. Oh, it sounds like she's a poor lady -- she's not. She has a mercedes, a sports' car, and a four door pick up, but she won't even say hi to the neighbors. Gardener and everything. She even has a horse somewhere.

    Her dog ransacked the nighbor's garage on my other side. They were poor and had a few precious things from their families. The dog tore into the whole thing when he got loose and they were organizing the garage. The dog's owner didn't even apologize for what he destroyed.

    Hope you are able to free the dog from his abusive situation. I had a neighbor out in the country that did just that. The people had the dog tied up and basically ignored him. My neighbor started going over when the dog's owners were at work and taking him for long runs and walks along the river. Finally, they gave him the dog:-) Happy dog story!

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    Lovely pictures. Fall is my favorite season, with all the gorgeous colors.

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