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    I just had my second ulna shortening osteotomy a...

    I just had my second ulna shortening osteotomy a few weeks back (right wrist this time) and it has been an easier heal than the left wrist (surgery on that last fall). The left wrist is still having...
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    I agree, I think it is a lot about mindfulness. ...

    I agree, I think it is a lot about mindfulness. I often realize I am usually not present in the "moment." I literally have to say a mantra out loud when I am closing up and locking up for the...
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    When Klutziness Becomes A Big Problem

    I may have talked about this before, but my accident-proneness and klutziness is taking a toll on me! Being 5'9" tall with long limbs, I have always run into things, banged my head on stuff, slammed...
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    Well, we need to replace the wood stove. After a...

    Well, we need to replace the wood stove. After a few trial and error fires, there is too much smoke seeping from the warped cast iron door (we have no idea how old the stove is). Also the chimney...
  5. Thread: Flu Shot

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    Flu Shot

    For the first time ever, I had a reaction to my yearly flu shot about 24 hours after I got it. Even as bad as I felt last night (chills, sweating, headache, plus a stomach bug that I don't think was...
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    A little update, six days after surgery: I can...

    A little update, six days after surgery: I can now use my right hand on the computer mouse and can type! I have to say, the aftermath of the right wrist surgery has been less painful and a little...
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    i can only hunt and peck type with my left...

    i can only hunt and peck type with my left pointer finger, so no capitol letters - surgery on the right wrist was this morning. the nerve block still has not worn off all the way so it feels pretty...
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    First Fire in the Wood Stove!

    It dipped down to about 25 degrees last night, so K. laid a fire before we went to bed so he could light it first thing in the morning. I haven't had wood heat in over 25 years, so I am going to...
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    Now the big thing is to mentally prepare myself...

    Now the big thing is to mentally prepare myself for not being able to do things with my hands. I have already cut out guitar-playing (just can't do it, it really aggravates things very fast), and...
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    I am probably going to cancel the MRI for Monday...

    I am probably going to cancel the MRI for Monday night as I don't think the prior-authorization will go through in time. I cannot run up another $1000 of bills if I end up having to pay for it...
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    UPDATE: gawd, why does everything have to get so...

    UPDATE: gawd, why does everything have to get so complicated?!!!!! In the process of requesting an MRI for the left wrist as soon as possible, someone at the orthopedic office decided what I had...
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    Oh dear, if I may ask, what happened with your...

    Oh dear, if I may ask, what happened with your son's arms/hands?

    I also got diagnosed with "golfer's" elbow (in the left arm) two weeks ago when I saw the ortho doc. Nothing to do for that but...
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    Gosh-Darned Wrists!

    Yes, still a big issue two weeks before I go for the ulna-shortening osteotomy for my right wrist . My left wrist, which had the surgery last fall, had been doing pretty good until buying the house,...
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    Right now I am staring out the window at our...

    Right now I am staring out the window at our voluptuously full peach tree at the new house in which the birds are enjoying their breakfast-I have invited people over to pick as much as they want, I...
  15. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    We have our very own peach tree and there are...

    We have our very own peach tree and there are hundreds of really yummy peaches right outside the side door! The tree is overladened and bowing with the weight of them; I had to prop up a branch with...
  16. Thread: Buying art

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    Our new house has plenty of walls for hanging...

    Our new house has plenty of walls for hanging art! My boyfriend has a pretty great collection from area artists, and I have some. A few Christmas's ago he bought me a wonderful painting I picked...
  17. In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare,...

    In Michigan "Up North" is right around Clare, where you start seeing the first birch trees.
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    Here's a good little chuckle. K. is trying, he...

    Here's a good little chuckle. K. is trying, he really is. Usually, when one of us cooks, the other does the cleanup, which is totally fair. I like to clean up soon after I clear the table so it's...
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    Living With Someone After A Long Time Alone

    The last few days I have been trying to sort out feelings I can't even quite identify as I move the last things out of the tiny house and into the house we bought. I think we (I've) been so caught...
  20. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Thanks everyone! I am slowly moving my stuff in,...

    Thanks everyone! I am slowly moving my stuff in, a couple of boxes each day. It's actually amazing how much stuff I had crammed into the tiny house after three years!

    Yes, that is a passive solar...
  21. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Sneak Peak!

    Here are some photos I took the other day when we laid down the rugs and moved some of the furniture in. It's still a work in progress, as we haven't hung any of the art and there is still some...
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    Yes. And yes. It's all those things, and also...

    Yes. And yes. It's all those things, and also the way I perceive money in my mind. When we first started this venture K. asked how much money I would be comfortable putting in up front, and I...
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    I am having so much anxiety about all the money...

    I am having so much anxiety about all the money regarding this house we bought; I vacillate between excitement and abject panic just about every other hour. This weekend is move-in, and the...
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    I just paid a $2231.29 Visa bill not due until...

    I just paid a $2231.29 Visa bill not due until Sept. 27 because I can't stand seeing that HUGE number over in the debit column! Plus, my credit card is such that if I pay it off in full every month...
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    I think some of it (or a lot of it) is the big...

    I think some of it (or a lot of it) is the big lifestyle change coming up. All those years I dreamed of downsizing and escaping the mid-west, then I took the risk and did it successfully for three...
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