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  1. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I was googling to find out who might own aint2nuts.com, and found the wishes. Miss you all, lots going on, too much to write now. Hugs Angela
  2. For the past several years I have been, off and on, loosing weight. Went to the doctor in December and I had lost a total now of 105 pounds! I still have a long way to go. I walk three times a week, even when my knee is killing me, for a half an hour. Doesn't seem like much but my friend and I are both on the weight loss train and determined to get into some skinny jeans by this time next year. LOL Just kidding those will never look good on me! I dehydrated a load of bananas. Broccolli and now I am doing some zucchini! Each day is prep day because we lost almost 700 a month in income. We are surviving on church and preps.
  3. Today is SPRING CLEANING DAY. Throws my kids at the mess. I am doing my room. The kids are doing the rest~!
  4. It has been a month and a half since HUD Accepted our bid on a 6 bedroom, three and a half bath 3255 sf home in Buckeye AZ We are WAY?YYY out there and it is a beautiful home! We are moving in the end of the month! There is room for a garden, and a pool (water!) We will be renting out a room in the house, and one room will be a pantry. The other four rooms are kids rooms and mine. Two cats, two kittens, two dogs, a bird three teenagers and ME! Whew. On the side yard we are going to hide a few chickens. :-D LOL and maybe a few rabbits for eatting.
  5. "My very best advice is this - get yourself a mormon friend. Seriously. No, I'm not kidding, stop laughing. You done yet? " I just thought from the first sentence, there was some disrespect. Why would laughter be happening because you found a friend -- who was LDS, who specialize in food storage? Though to be real, I have to say, only about 10 of LDS store food. I thought I said things gentlly and without too much anger or finger pointing. Sometimes I feel like it is WHO says things around here, no matter what is said. I will bow off posting for now. Have a very merry Christmas. I am sorry that you have having issues with your keyboard and most expecially your eyes. I am happy that it only effects the middle of sentences. Have a good one.
  6. Religions are usually capitalized, Mormon, is one of those words we capitalize because it is a proper name. I agree. We are good at the whole food storage thing, and the food is very good.
  7. This year is a lot better than last year, despite some problems with son (broken arm, and now having to change schools, and I will have to drive him) and my health. For presents each of the kids got a cell phone -- I consider them preps and here they have Cricket and it is really inexpensive. So they got phones for Christmas, and I painted the kids rooms...another Christmas present. There are many things we want, and many things we need, but God has provided for us to have the things that are necessities.... which is the most imporatnat thing! My firend Judy is sending me Christmas in a box for me... wrapped presents for me to have to open on Christmas! Life is good.
  8. Life has overwelmed me, but I am NOT taking it lying down. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The doctor has not ruled out Rumatoid arthritis and Sjogrens. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (I am losong my hair and have been for years, and I am VERY overweight). Next month they are doing a biopsy of my thyroid, and the doctor says I need to face the reality that it will very likely have to be removed because it is so overlarge. I dd a sleep study because I am exhausted all the time despite having my sleep apnea machine. The sleep study showed I am NOT getting ANY REM sleep at night. They determined that when I fall asleep I do have sleep apnea, (which I knew and might be in part due to the overlarge thyroid). When I start into REM sleep, I apparently wake up. So I get very little REM sleep. Obviously this is a huge problem. I found some lumps in my arm. Dr is taking a wait and see additude. I have a lump on my tongue -- that is being scheduled to be removed. Monday I go to get glasses. My first. I can't afford them, but I can't see to read any more, even with the magnifying glasses. My diabetes has been out of control for a long time (months) because I have been so tired in the morning I haven't been taking my medications. My liver is having problems -inflammation- probably because of the diabetes. My triglicerides are through the roof. Weird thing is -- despite all of this physical stuff, I haven't gotten super depressed. (I am schizoaffective - bipolar type) and I haven't had any panic attacks for more than a month. Life wise. My son ran the car into the garage door and I had to replace it. I am helping him start a business picking up dog poop so he can pay me back. Lots of things happening. Life is flowing forward. I have made a list of things I want to accomplish the rest of the year, and I am budgeting each month to do a little at a time. This month is painting the kitchen and redecorating it. I budgeted 100 dollars. I am hoping to get some help from freecycle for plants and silk plants for the top of the cabinets. Christmas is coming fast. It is a time of stress for me, but I have decided to make it an opprotunity for the kids to learn about giving instead of recieving. Anyway, life continues, I think of you all alot. Hugs to you all.
  9. My daughter's (11,12) both woke up sick this morning. Fevers, sore throat, and cough. Just started with the sore throat, now they have the fevers and cough. We will see what developes through the night. Friday I was diagnosed with Rumatoid Arthritis AND my doctor thinks I also have Sjogren's. What is totally weird is my best friend has it and for over a year I have been putting off telling my doctor about the symtoms I have had, since SHE had it -- I thought I was just seeing myself in HER diagnosis (kind of like reading down a list of symtoms online for some dreaded disease and saying "Wait -- I think I may have that!) LOL My dentist last month told me I have a very dry mouth. My eye doctor last month told me my eyes are dry when he did my diabetes exam. SO... here I am, with two auto immune diseases with no cure. The pain in my hands, wrists, back and feet is horrible. I am having what is called a flare up the doctor said. Low temp and all. I was attributing the lack of energy, fatigue and always wanting to sleep as my sleep apnea or the medications I take for asthma, or allergies, or ADHD, or Schizoaffective, bipolar type, or the diabetes. I was attributing the pain to just plain old arthritis. Now I also have an enlarged thyroid and two large nodules that they don't know what is going on with. I have to see a Rhumatologist and an Endrocronologist. Fun stuff. NOT. I was joking with the doctor and said, "Why not just bury me here and now" and he said, "I think that treatment is a little premature." LOL You just have to FIND things to laugh about right now, because when you add in the added diagnosis of Excema. the carpel tunnel and tendonitis and pinched ulnar nerve in my elbow, the hernia,the leaks when you laugh, and hernia and migraines.... I just want to cry all the time. SO to keep my 'think good thoughts' going, I have been reading jokes online and playing on Facebook, I just have to find other things to think about.
  10. HEY YOU ARE WRONG!!! Come live in my head for a few weeks. MY kids tell me I hum while I am eatting. Songs are constantly running through my head, and if they aren't in my head, they are just outside the window -- though the medications take care of that for the most part. LOL
  11. We’re sorry, but SafeLink Wireless does not currently offer Lifeline Service in your area. We are currently offering service in parts of Alabama, Connecticut, D. of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin with plans to begin offering service soon in the States listed below. Apparently it is 'coming soon' in Arizona and a few other states so I will put it in my favorite places and check back. Thanks for the link~!
  12. Large family ideas. I came from a family of just four kids. LOL "JUST" When I was a fostermom I had 6 kids. Here are some things I did to make things easier. Each child had their own clothing basket. They lugged it to the laundry room, if they were old enough they did the laundry and folded it, and then they lugged it back to their room and put it away. Even the four year olds could put laundry away! Each child was assigned a color. I had toothpastes, tshirts, towels, cups, all in thier color. Each of the kids shared white socks. It is still the ONLY color I buy. We have a sock bin, and we match socks daily. No arguements. All the socks go in one load, and they get hot water and bleach. Luckily all my kids are in 'basically' the same size since they were little. There has been little variation in sock sizes, but they manage. All the kids have chores. They have a chore chart and chores are rotated. My kids (Now) are 11, 12, and 13. Each of them cook dinner, clean the kitchen, and mop their way out of the kitchen twice a week. I have Sunday dinner and breakfast. The kids are helpers in the front yard and back yard. They take out the trash, they feed the animals, help with picking up, and do their own laundry.
  13. VERY cool! I am taking my kids to the Biospere2 next week and I am really looking forward to it!
  14. Thank you all. It was a fairly good day.
  15. I have a dream. I dream of having ty come over with Extreme Makeover Home Edition on some land of my own. they will build a huge library with books and books and books and room for more books so that I never have to get rid of books because I have no room in a 3 bedroom 1000 sf house. I have a half and a half of reference books (survival etc) and a shelf of cookbooks. three shelves of fiction. a shelf of sci fi all of the newberry and caldicott books for kids, as well as a lot of other classics, .. and I have gotten rid of about 4-6k books in the past 6 years. I have taken car load after card load of books to Bookmans, Good Will, Deserest.
  16. I took my dehydrated foods and put them into jars, and then vacuum sealed them. I have about 30 quart jars of dehydrated food. it looks cool on the shelves. Last thing I dehydrated was about a week ago -- zuchinni. Friday I get paid and there are some great deals in the grocery stores right now. Tomatoes for 25 cents a lb. Bananas for 33 cents a lb. :-) I am wondering if Kiwi dehydrates -- they have those 5/1$
  17. Cool: I don't have cancer. The thyroid is non cancerous at this time, they want further testing because not only do I have the two nodules (is that tumor by any other name?) but the thyroid is enlarged. They need to find out why the thyroid is so big. Fools: My kids bikes got stolen out of a locked garage this weekend. I know it was locked, because I locked the dang thing. It is SO easy to pick the lock though. They stole the bike pump and all the yard tools and wook working and just plain old tools too.l School: Starts next week for my daughter Katy -- she is homeschooled -- sorta. She has been recommended for National Jr Honor Society. Guess I better find out what all is involved in that huh? The other two start the week after. Drool: I have a book that has all my dreams in it for a house. House plan, furniture, layouts for the rooms, layouts for the yard. When I get to heaven, I want the book creamated with me, so it goes with me and I can build that house in heaven.
  18. Depends. (NOT literally!) First... If it were someone that would keep their mouth shut as to where they got it. Second... how big is the family? Small recipe book with basic recipes in there. I have thought about printing some out for my family NOW so that they have them. I know that they church HAD them -- I don't think they do now. If I were down to basics: So, Beans, 1-2 lbs, Rice 1-2 lbs, 1-2 lbs of flour (5 lbs if I have it) Jar of peanut butter, Jar of jam, 1/2 lb of sugar, oil of some kind, IF they have kids, some canned milk or some dry milk. Two cans of vegetables. Whatever else I can spare. I put a pack together a couple weeks ago that included all the basics, because I had them. Cereal, beans, rice, flour, oil, peanut butter jelly, sugar (5lb), canned and dry milk, canned meat, vegetables, canned and dry fruit. Even a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs and a some frozen meat. They had enough for about a week for a family of four. I could very seldom do that.
  19. I(sn't it great to have something new? Especially in the kitchen. I have been through two kitchen remodels and I know it isn't easy -- but it sure is worth it.
  20. Thanks Judy, I appreciate the help. I found another picture that I really like, and made it on Photobucket. Hugs.
  21. Well this week I found out the results of my stress test for my heart and as you may have guessed from the heading.... my heart is 100% perfect =- passed with flying colors! One less thing right? Next week I go in for my Thyroid Nuclear Radioactive Blow Me up and Scan Me test. :-) I will be going in on the SAME DAY my Dad is going in for Knee replacement surgery. Sucks mashed potatoes to be him right now. It will be me within a year or so. My knee is sometimes just fine, and other days -- like today -- locks up and hurts like hades took a dull knife and plunged it into the joint. Not fun. ON the whole (you know barring thyroid being cancerous, which I am praying I am NOT in the minority on) things are going well. Hugs to all.
  22. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/Ain.../this_is_it.bmp I wanted to reduce this, and add my name, for a new sign line. Can someone walk me through that?
  23. It is absolutely beautiful. My12 yo. daughter just came into my room crying. She hates it here. The heat, lack of trees, and the 'desert'. I didn't dare show her that land. She would be crying more to move. I want to move so I know how it feels. However the highest home payment I could swing would be about 400 a month. LOL! AND that for only about the next four to five years.
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