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Having fun with symptoms

Yesterday, I was at a fabric sale with friends ( which we affectionately refer to as a "F.A.R.T." (fabric acquiring road trip, for the uninitiated), and after holding some fabric over my left arm for about 15 minutes, I set the fabric down and noted pretty violent shaking of that arm for a while. My friends were slightly horrified (can one be slightly horrified?), but I just stared at my flailing arm in some shock as though I had never met that arm. I later started thinking of all the potential benefits of the involuntary shaking, such as:

Automatic drink mixer

Remove dust with no effort from the feather duster

Shaking cans of paint or spray glue

Emphasis for telling the dog or humans "No!"

Excuse for getting out of housework (Everything is an excuse for getting out of housework.)

Drawing squiggly lines (all my lines are squiggly anyway.)

Strumming a guitar

Dramatic eye makeup application

It's hard to look at most of our symptoms with humor, and I don't mean to make light of anyone's trials. But this is how I cope. How could you have fun with your symptoms?

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You know I do! I wish to remain happy.:)

I happen to love your spirit and this post had me in stitches!

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I'm counting on your creative mind to come up with ways you have fun with your symptoms! I'm glad if my silly post gave you a chuckle or chortle.

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More than that! It almost became another excuse to pee my pants!🤣

I have yet to pee my pants publicly and as long as I wear dresses that will not happen.:P

If I really had some guts, I'd wear khaki pants and drink a huge bottle of water every time I leave the house!

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Oh, and the benefits of a not so good memory is that you get to meet new people all the time!

Psst...will you do my windows?? I'm too busy laying on the floor.🤣

Wait! i did pee my pants at my sister's bonfire! A pad saved me and when I saw that it did not reach my pants I heard this:

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I’m thinking about numbness. I could be a fire walker.

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Strap two rib-eyes to your feet & by the time you get across you'll have dinner for two!

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Would you mind having a side salad waiting for me at the other end?

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Will do! :D

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I hate to be demanding, but if I supply the ribs, could you also throw in homemade strawberry cheesecake ice cream for dessert? For that, I'll ignore your wet pants.

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If you are going throw anything, it should be a pie!

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Okay.Extra whipped cream for the effect?

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Definitely! I'd catch that like a Scooby-snack, then go play Queen Elizabeth l as long as I have that makeup on!

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When wetting your pants, just think to yourself that you are getting in touch with toddlerhood. See if it helps you say, “No!”

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Lol!

I should throw myself on the floor in the incontinence aisle at the grocery store & have a tantrum!

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You two really made me smile! I just thre a standing rib in the oven! Hell, with my numb feet I could have just strapped it to my feet and stood on a pile of burning charcoal for a few hours! The electric zaps from my knee, although much better, could have seared the outside! And greaterexp, with your shaking arm you could've sliced the veggies for the salad!

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Thanks for making me feel useful! Don’t you wish you could harness that “electricity?”

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i haven't wore khaki pants in public for a long time,miss them,we will just stick to the "bruise" black and blue:)

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This whole stream of conversations made me laugh! Good thing I was multitasking and sitting on the toilet! You guys are so funny!! 😂

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It's healthy to laugh, but laughing makes us tinkle. I think you found another excuse to not do housework!

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Awesome attitude!

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Your arm was protesting that you put down that fabric! Happens to me all the time! It's way of saying NOOOOO, don't put that one down, you're going to regret it, but it has no mouth, so it shakes! Just go with it and pick up the whole bolt and buy it! No one ever said that 'I wish that I didn't buy that fabric' No one ~ ever! Trust me on this one, I know.

By the way, my arm (leg, back) usually does that when I do cleaning chores, and I usually take the cue and stop!

I am on your FART trips, in spirit only... :-D

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I was putting it down to pay for it! I’d never put it down and walk away. Horrors!

Thanks for joining me in the F.A.R.T. It’s fun, isn’t it?

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So much fun living vicariously through your fabric purchases! So, what did I, I mean you buy? Just teasing. :-D

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Just some black solid and some neutrals for background. You’d be surprised at my restraint, but the prices were very unclear. I should have gone back, but my friends needed to go.

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In would have never hurried you, because I would be the one still in the store, with you waiting at the door, wanting to leave. Most fabric stores are over a 1/2 hour away from my home, making it a special trip. But then there's the internet... :-D

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You're my kind of fabric shopper! This estate sale we went to made my friends and I laugh (a bit nervously, if truth be told), wondering if that sale represented what our own estate sales would look like when we die. There were thousands of yards of fabric of all kinds, plus notions, laces, rulers, a Pfaff quilting machine and frame, and you name it. I think there must not have been a hobby she didn't like.

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I would have been there all day! :-D

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If I had been there alone, I would have brought breakfast and stayed until I was really done. Okay, lunch, dinner, and a cot.

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:-D

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Internet doesn't let you feel the fabric. Some synthetic fabrics irritate my skin and make my hair look like I stuck my finger in a light socket. I like to feel all the fabrics in the store.

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So true. I don't buy much online because I can't tell what the hand is, the quality, or the real colors. It's almost impossible to match or coordinate with anything I already have.

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That is the reason that my quilt stash is out of control! :-D

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I only buy 100% cotton because 99.9% of the time, it will be used for quilting! :-D

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Sorry, all you FARTers, but you're way above my pay grade. Wouldn't know what to do with a piece of fabric if it jumped up and bit me. I failed sewing twice in home ec in jr. high and high school. You remember, when girls were forced to take home ec and boys to take shop?

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I took agriculture classes when girls were allowed to take them. Worthless, but I thought I was cool. I wish I had taken home economics!

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Trust me, you don't.

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At my school shop was one semester and home ec was one semester. Everybody had to take both. I liked shop much better.

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I took home ec for half the school year, then took shop for the other half. I loved both, and I too, didn't do well in home ec. Matter of fact, I couldn't sew a hem, so my mom did it for me. The teacher commented that the hem on my skirt should have been sewn with single thread and not double thread. No comment about anything else. Go figure. I did wear that skirt though. I love your comments, and you can certainly FART with the rest of us, Sukie427 , the more, the merrier! :-D

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I failed cooking because I didn't know how many tbs. were in a stick of butter. Then I realized that they were marked on the side of the butter wrapper so why did it matter??? I failed sewing because I had to make a skirt and blouse. The blouse got made only because my mom and a neighbor up the street who knew how to use a sewing machine finished it for me. But I couldn't wear it because by the time they finished it it was too tight on me. The other pile of fabric never did evolve into a skirt or even get unfolded! And at the time I went, girls were not allowed to take shop and boys weren't allowed to take home ec. I did give my husband a crash course, though, when one of my earliest cases was in San Francisco (we lived in DC then) and I left him home alone with the dog for a week! Want dinner, pal? Cook it yourself!

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Too funny, Sukie427 I hope that the dog didn't go hungry :-D

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I tried to teach myself to sew when I was a newlywed. How hard could it be? I had a pattern after all, right? I wouldn't have worn that thing in public if I had been paid. I was ashamed to give it to Goodwill, so it's in a landfill somewhere. I finally took a little class a few years later, and it was as though a lightbulb went on. I think we have to be ready AND have a patient teacher!

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I once made matching jumpers for my two daughters and myself for Christmas. I also made nightgowns and caps for the girls when they were 3 and 4. They looked like they stepped off the set of Little House on the Prarie! So cute. I need to start sewing for my granddaughter...

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Grandkids are a wonderful motivator for sewing or quilting! Be sure to post a picture of what you make them!

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Will do. Maybe matching something for Alex and her sibling to be?? I need to start looking now so I'm ready in Dec (when Baby is due.)

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I luv your outlook on the situation you just have to go with the flow of things

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I've been accused of having convenient amnesia...well...sometimes that's true...you wanted me to get what at the grocery store while I was there???? Sometimes it's something I never wanted to get....sometimes I genuinely forgot...It wasn't on the list.

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If it's not on the list, then it's not in the cart! :-D

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Unless it's fabric.

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We would make a fine pair in a fabric store! I am always on the look out for any store that might have fabric! :-D

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We'd be broke, for sure. My husband is almost worse than I am. We'll go into a fabric store for me to find a coordinating fabric (just one), and he'll bring me 20 fabrics that he likes, and ask, "Couldn't you do something with these?" Yes, I could. That's how my stash became out of hand.

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He's a keeper, and so is your stash! :-D

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I LOVE your sense of humor. If we can't laugh at this we would be lost. Hay, as one fabricholic to another did you get it? Maybe your arm is a divining rod telling you what works.

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You’re a genius! The next time it shakes like that, I’ll listen harder! I’m sure it will indicate that I should buy more fabric.

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Thank you for a great lol I needed. Mary

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A Little SNL Humor (Saturday Night Live)

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