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Jennymary
Jennymary

Firstly a thank you to Jerry and everyone else involved in the running of this forum for keeping it running once Covid19 is eliminated (if it ever is), and also thanks go to everyone involved in running all the other HU forums.

So today the weather here started quite heavy and I've been braced for a thunder storm which seems to have lost its way to Bristol, although we've got some rain falling but it's dark and miserable here now. So I've done the ironing, and this morning I had an unexpected phone call from one of my Lymphodema nurses just to see if I was managing OK, which I am, so I don't need to contact them until the end of the year unless I get a problem.

My brain cell arrived back from it's holiday earlier today and I'm formulating another thread which may or may not work so I'll post that in a day or two

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just joined this site- seems like most are in the UK- the internet is fabulous for helping me feel less alone during the pandemic. Just to imagine you ironing today- while i am around the world enjoying sunshine- but still feeling isolated during this covid.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to kingduke

Hi kingduke,

Welcome to the group. Thank you for introducing yourself. Please feel free to join in on any of our fun and uplifting postings. We have postings that are poetry, artwork, word games, things we do each day, music and book postings, etc.. We are a positive and helpful group. :-)

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator in reply to kingduke

Hi kingduke,

A warm welcome to the community and it doesn't matter whereabouts in the world you are. All are welcome here, so long as it's with the intention of helping to keep us all feeling as positive as we can. Hope you enjoy! ☀️

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to kingduke

Hi and welcome to the forum you will feel at home straight away everyone so friendly and loads of different things going on

Hi king duke have a wonderful time and keep in touch XTherese

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator

Hi Jennymary,

First, you're welcome. We're all planning to be here for everyone (even after COVID 19 Is gone), as Jerry said in his posting. We appreciate you and the entire group's members and know how much the group means to everyone. :-)

It sounds like you had a wonderful day dealing with your Nurse's call today. That's fantastic news. I'm really happy for you.

The temps. here are in the 90's and was rainy this morning. Tomorrow and for the next few days, we are suppose to be in the 90's, again, but not too much rainfall. Hopefully, the rain can get rid of the pollen and cool things down slightly.

For my day so far, I had done breakfast and lunch, went on the computer and phone to do texting and e-mail, replies to postings/comments on HU with the computer/phone, walked up and down the steps in the house, did some editing of postings, wrote replies to PMs and relaxed. I plan to do some reading before and after dinner depending on if there's time. I will have a big salad for dinner tonight and then create the word scramble puzzle postings for the next day. I will do some reading before heading to bed tonight if I'm not tired right away.

Have a good evening, Jenny. :-)

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

I haven't seen any of the word scrambles for ages wonder why?

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador

Hi Jennymary

I echo what you have said and would like to second that in thanking Jerry and everyone else for their involvement in the running of this excellent forum and keeping everyone's 'pecker' up.

We've had rain here in Devon since around 13:00 today and we've had a fair bit and it's been heavy at times but the gardens have needed it but I do much prefer the sun but we certainly have had our fair share since March.

I'm glad you've done your ironing, that's one job out of the way for you. How lovely to have a phone call from one of your Lymphodema nurses, that's lovely of them to check you are okay and I'm glad you don't need to contact them until the end of the year.

Looking forward to seeing your other thread.

I've been in the kitchen a fair bit today making a African Peanut Stew, Cream of Carrot and Parsnip Soup, Sweet Potato Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Shortbread. The biscuits are for hubby.

Have a lovely evening.

Alicia :)

Jerry
JerryModerator in reply to crazyfitness

Thanks Alicia and you play a big part which’s appreciated as you know we all work together and it works. I felt we’d had 2 posts in 2 days wondering about PWB and as we are all about positive well being everyone needed reassuring.

You’ve been busy in the kitchen and I know about your sweet potato brownies 😀so nice one I’ve quite enjoyed the rain today I know the plants will have too.

You enjoy your stew and have a lovely evening. 🌈😊

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry and we do work together well, it's an excellent forum. Agree that this forum is needed and it's very good.

Yes I certainly have been busy so good result. The garden certainly needed the rain.

It was lovely thank you.

Enjoy the rest of your evening Jerry.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia🌈🙏😊

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

The grass on park definitely needs rain but haven't had enough.....but you needn't send any this way!!!!

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Oh yes the grass does need it and hasn't had enough but I promise I won't send any your way. Mind you, we had a very brief shower this morning which didn't even wet the ground.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Same here

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

We had more tonight but it was only drizzle

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Spits and spots here

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Not much then

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

No

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

We do need some appreciable rain but overnight please

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Yes that's the best kind. Years ago (in 70'S cos I was at college) i went to isle of man and it poured down every night feom about 11.30 and beautiful sunshine all day.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

That's perfect and 1976 I remember with absolute joy apart from the nylon work uniform I had to wear😂

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Yes and it was a very hot summer, I got married in 1976

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I was 2 years after you.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I was divorced in 82!!!! Hope you fared better.......unless like me you didn't want to. Strange thing is when I met David he'd done same though 2 years earlier married and divorced 6 years later then we had 25 great years till he died.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I'm still with my hubby, 42 years this year.

I'm so sorry David is no longer with you but glad you had 25 wonderful years.🌈💜

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

That's good and thanks re David we did have some great times and got great memories 😀😀

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I'm glad you did and you'll be cherishing those memories, memories are wonderful.🌈💜❤

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

They sure are

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

😊❤🌷🌈

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

😁😁😘😘

Please could you email me some of that soup, it sounds gorgeous?! 😁🌸

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Marnie22

Hi Marnie

Here's a link to my post in PWB, it has the recipes for the soup, stew and brownies.

healthunlocked.com/positive...

Alicia🌈😊

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Mmm all sound nice it's definitely soup weather at the moment

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Thank you and yes it's soup weather again, love homemade soup.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

So do I my favourite well both equal but one definitely more winter and that's butternut squash spiced up with Indian spices and other carrot and courgette

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

They sound such lovely soups. Once I've finished the Low Fodmap diet I should be able to broaden my horizons more😊

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Well I did fodmap and ok with them

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

That's good to hear. I'm looking at my challenges for next week at the moment.👍🌈

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I still can't have onion or garlic but I think I've mentioned asofetado to you before

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Garlic wasn't bad at all with me, I reacted to the onions but not too badly so in small amounts. Yes you did mention Asofetado (Hing), that's what I've been using. I reacted to barley really badly I had cornflakes which came up suitable on the app, not for me though.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Yes it is hing I've found I can have s small amount of raw red onion in a salad when I'm out which I love but not worth getting for home. Some cornflakes do say not suitable for gluten free but not all. Have you tried oatiflakes and oatibix? I'm fine with them. And gluten free cornflakes are SOoooo expensive

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I'm not very good with raw better cooked. I never thought of ostflakes or oatabix, thank you🙏

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Now cooked still upset me weird or what? They often have them on in co-op at 2 for £4 and now do one with dried strawberries and raspberries in mmmm

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Very strange, I haven't been able to eat raw carrots for a very long time and I love them, they give me tummy pain. I love fresh strawberries 😋

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I would die*(not literally but just a saying) if I couldnt have strawberries them bananas and grapes are only fruit don't affect me oh and pineapple. I can eat masses of cooked carrots at one time was about only veg I could have when 8 went out for.sunday lunch but I had some to use up other day so had some raw in a salad and tummy a bit crumbly but didn't cause the problem!!!! Won't say what on here first thing in morning

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I love strawberries and can eat them. I'm fine with bananas and a few grapes but not many so I'm not bothering with those even though I love them as if I have over 40g I react and 40g isn't much. I think I'm okay with pineapple but I need to try more and carrots I can have as many cooked ones as I like.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Isn't it weird how can have somethings raw but not cooked and somethings other way around? Yes I can have same amount of grapes and save them to have in my salad. So glad I can have loads of strawberries. My sister allergic to them and I'm so glad I didn't get that allergy!!!! Been allergic to cheese from 16yrs old but can cope with that just about though it was hard in USA was in everything!!!! Even had a baby bell cheese in my fruit salad once but at least could just take that out as covered, couldn't with hash browns and a hot turkey sandwich. Luckily I saw her put cheese in bread and I said can't have that I'm allergic, she took cheese out and was going to give me that I said no can I have.a fresh uncontaminated one please? Got a right look but a fresh sarnie

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Very weird and our gut biomes are strange things. I wish I could have loads of grapes but sadly not. I must see if my local farm shop is doing pick your own this year as it's easy to keep a distance in a field.

People have no idea about other foods etc touching each other. I'm a Vegan so have Vegan cheese which i have no issue with thankfully.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Yes and I learnt a lot about gut biomes on my ME course. Cant beat puck your own but i cant get down there anymore......or more likely not get up again!!!! Our lical pick your own as a tent with.ready picked in so will get some there so long as got pickers. See a lot more vegan goods in shops and restaurants nowadays

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Yes the Gut Biome is very interesting. I love pick your own lovely and fresh.

I hope there are pickers so you can get some lovely fresh fruit and veg.

There certainly is a lot of Vegan food much better these days.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Gluten free getting better just so expensive

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Totally agree, unfair how much you have to spend on special food

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Yes and lactose free milk £1.65 for 2 pints I got 4 pints for neighbour for £1.10!!!! Just started getting it in Lidl and it's 85p.bread in co-op was £3 brought it down to £2.80 M&S it's £2.40 how much is co-op making on it even milk cheaper in M&S.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

It's ridiculous what they charge for special diets, really how much does it cost them to remove the lactose from the milk!

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Obviously a fortune!!!! BUT why can Lidl do it at almost half the price of co-op? Porridge and cereals more than double the price too

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Totally agree both Lidl and Aldi are so much cheaper, they are building a new Aldi a few miles to where I live and it's less mileage than the Tesco store so you can guess where I'll be going when it opens. :)

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Erm let me think? LOL I love Lidl, Aldi ok but 15miles away and prefer Lidl they've even got gluten free sausages and burgers now and there own version of alpro yoghurt at nearly half price. Wish they'd do more gluten free bread products though like crumpets, bread rolls, pitta breads all of which other shops do but SOoooo expensive. 4 crumpets are £2.40!!!! Or more depending on where you shop. If anywhere as them on offer i bulk buy and freeze

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Aldi is my favourite and they do sell a lot more Vegan food now although I'm unable to eat it at present. I'm able to enjoy homemade spelt sourdough bread so I'm happy with that one but GF stuff is so expensive it's ridiculous. I would do the same with offers.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I got a bread maker with.gluten free setting but it was practically inedible

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

That's such a shame. I'm fortunate I can tolerate spelt sourdough, a lot of people with IBS can tolerate it.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Some I can have others I can't something in some cant have but can't remember what at moment

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

It's difficult to remember, it's a minefield.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

It sure is some bread as apple in who'd expect that? And apple goes straight through me

Went for Xmas day lunch at village hall It her year and of course didn't have wine but shloer grape juice had 2 glasses and stomach started spent restif Xmas day on loo doesn't say on label but it's apple juice!!!! WHY call it grape juice then ?

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Oh I can't eat apples.

Oh they put apple juice in everything, the reaction is horrible.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Tell me about it!!!! And who would think it would be in bread?

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Precisely and why!

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

Goodness knows?

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Quite!

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I've just checked on my new packet for.you and though no barley as such does say barley malt extract ( marmite)? so don't know about you I'm fine with them and dietician recommended them to me if send you a.bit to try but wouldn't survive post. If someone else in house would finish them off try them but not sure.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Funny you've said that, I looked in the supermarket this morning and saw that they have barley malt extract, I'm not even going to go there I'm afraid because of the reaction I had with barley. Bless you and thank you but I will definitely steer clear of them.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

I thought you would look but just in case. I read EVERY label even things I've had before in case change ingredients getting me some mucky looks nowadays but I can't risk it especially with new things. Maybe once at other end could try.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

I've also had funny looks as I have both the Monash and Kings College apps so when I pick up an item it's like 'what's she doing'.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to crazyfitness

More so when you put it back

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Craftyperson

Yeah quite

Jerry
JerryModerator

Thank you Jenny this is appreciated and it’s all of us combined with Activity2004 and Callendersgal as we work together as we do our ambassadors bobbybobb and crazyfitness and the HU team.

It has been wet here but I quite like that as it’s quite refreshing and it’ll soon brighten up, it’s typical we start to come out of lockdown and the weather turns...

I went down to the ponds in the afternoon as it wasn’t raining hard and that was nice there were some ducklings and they’re so cute.

You enjoy your evening now Jenny and stay safe and well. And thank you again for your kind words. 🌈🙏🌞

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAmbassador in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry :)

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator

Hi Jennymary, We have had quite a change in the weather, haven't we? I'm quite glad for that as I found yesterday quite oppressively hot! It made me quite tired and out of sorts, but I'm much brighter today and have enjoyed some crafting this afternoon.

Well done for doing your ironing. Do you like doing it? My mother did but I've always hated it and am lucky enough to have a husband who will do whatever any garments of mine need in terms of pressing.

Glad you've been contacted by one of your nurses. It's good that they are checking up on people. Makes you feel you aren't going unnoticed!

We'll look forward to your new 'brainwave' in a day or two.

First paragraph - hear hear.

It's been like that here today too but I welcome the cooler weather to be honest as long as it doesn't get too cold also, the gardens need the rain and so do the crops and fields so the farmers will be happy. x

bobbybobb
bobbybobbAmbassador

Hi Jennymary, I am so glad you have had such a positive day. I love the sunshine but I am glad for the cooler weather today. I have been catching up with chores today. Walked the dogs earlier, I think they where glad of the cooler weather also. I phoned my mum today and we discussed how well my sister was looking yesterday and mum was really happy seeing us all. It was nice to see a bit of rain as the gardens are looking parched. I hope you are having a good evening. xx

Today I have been working on shift I work from 08:30 to 15:30.

Found out my Ex has moved on happy for him :)

Rain hear got a bit wet on my bike .

Trying to plan things . Seeing my Granny the weekend ..

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Sorry about your ex being your ex unless it was you wanted it that way. Mind you when I threw my first hubby out nearly broke my heart when he'd got someone pregnant within months ( a so called friend) but at least I found out from him but wasn't easy that I was midwife where she booked in!!!! Enjoy seeing your gran at weekend

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

I wish him well and feel sorry for the new Partner as he is an alcoholic I prefer my friend who could maybe make a good boyfriend if not amazing friend !! I feel really ill today .

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Friends are good and never know may become something more if that's what you want. Hope your feeling better soon

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

I want but he says he does not have feelings but who would say they would be your lodger if there was not factors involved that stopped him? He takes medication for depression so that maybe why he doesn't have feelings I just wonder but of course could be wrong . We just have to meet and have fun not focus on relationship and see what happens . I hate change that is why I feel ill.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Don't force things but play it by ear don't want to ruin a.good friendship sounds like that's what you both need

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

I think we both need friendship and companionship . Is it possible it could grow if meant to ? I do not know if I sign I have never found anyone better than my friend who I like.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

You never know it's easier to love someone you like than like someone you love if that makes sense. I still loved my hubby but didn't like the person he'd become so couldn't live with that

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

I think I get but maybe explain.

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

I still loved my hubby but didn't like the person he'd become and started doing so I was better off without him though there were times I would have taken him back even knowing would have been wrong thing to do. In.fact I did give him a second chance when I was going to throw him out prior to this but things only improved for a short time. Friends can become more though if given chance as if a friend you know you like them so part way there

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

Also friends you know everything before you started a relationship . Who knows what round the corner . I just want a friend who may turn into more. Could be possible . He likes company so if we go out a lot may grow or happy as friends

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

That's the best way to move forward

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

Thanks for talking to me . Feeling so unwell .

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

No worries go have a nice long soak in.bath listen to some music or whatever calls you

Mia898
Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

Had my shower . Tv and relax . Know I have informed you all on hear how I feel better . I did also inform my support worker .

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

That's good

I hope the brain cell had a nice time and got a bit of a tan. Home, just in time to get soaking wet....

Craftyperson
CraftypersonReading Rabbits

Please could you ask your returning brain cell if it was on holiday with mine and knows when it's coming back?

Weather dull here yesterday and today so I'm sorting out clothes for charity shop when it reopens. Just having a.break for lunch.

Forgot to say hear hear on first part of your post

Absolutely nothing. I have a lot of work I'm supposed to be doing but nope, just sitting with my laptop all day doing nothing. Sorry for ranting.

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