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I spent nearly all of my adult life in a relationship.

The past few months of being single has been a journey of self discovery. I'm learning a lot about myself, and am realizing that my gender and sexuality are deeper and richer than I'd really given them credit for. Where does this put me? I know I'm pansexual and some variety of trans, though I can't figure out where exactly my gender is (non-binary? fluid? I'm not sure...)

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Thank you Tweety and Be-The-Change! Glad to be here 😊

2019 is our year! ;)


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Hi there and welcome, glad you are here with us!

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3/1/19 6:13 P

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Welcome LYNXMYNX!

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Hello 👋🏼I’m new to the team. Hoping to meet some new friends in this journey to health and self discovery.

Hoping everyone had a good day—or is—having a good day ✌🏽

2019 is our year! ;)


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Hey everyone, where are we all here? Hoping we can keep pushing on. Let's get up and sparking here!

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Julie, I hope you post pictures when you are done.

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1/4/19 11:58 A

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I just came in to have lunch and cool down a little. now nearly half done with left side of walk.

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Good luck with the planting, I bet everything will look great when you're done.

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1/4/19 6:33 A

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Just bought a trunkload of flowers to put in flower planters along the front walk. This morning I will start planting them, which will be a wonderful way to start my day.

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1/3/19 11:21 P

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Glad that turned out ok. Still mild weather around here for now and thankful for it. Just normal errands around here for now. Hoping everyone here is having a good new year so far.

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1/3/19 10:31 P

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If you see a glow toward the south east, it is I. Had a PET scan today and am somewhat radioactive for a couple days. Drinking water to flush it out. Results apparently OK

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1/3/19 10:19 P

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Hey there,

We are 3 days into the New Year. How is everyone doing?

Three awesome days for me!!!

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12/3/18 11:26 A

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Usually I am warm all the time, but it can get pretty nasty cold around here at night so they help.

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12/3/18 9:37 A

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My wife sleeps very hot so I haven't had flannel sheets for years. *sigh*

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12/3/18 5:38 A

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Been there, done that. I have lived in Michigan and Wisconsin, had the thrill of the Lake effect for my first 18 years of life and later the thrill of the ice interstate between the two states. That's why I've settled down here for good--no more Lake effect snow, no more ice--never!!!

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12/3/18 12:42 A

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Come on up here in the spring and summer when it hits in the 90's+ and 100% humidity with asthma and then deal with things surrounded by fresh water all over and the winter storms surrounded lake effect from all sides. We will make you tough no matter what!

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12/2/18 11:45 P

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Well, I don't have a blanket on my bed--a bedspread and my cozy sheet is plenty. Come down here and try digging down through the limestone layer to plant something when it's 95+ degrees and 95+ humidity and see who's tough!!!

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12/2/18 10:39 P

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Below 60 for the warm sheets, spoiled rotten you are! It is under 40 and even 30 most of the time here for now and we are just adding an extra blanket to the beds. lol We don't use the flannel sheets until it drops under 0 for at least 2 weeks in a row here. Come on up and we'll build up your resistance!

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12/2/18 7:01 P

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we have a bread and Georgia bakes bread several times a week. I love the smell. it shows. Anyone looking at me could guess that I am a true, died in the wool, bread eater. Yum!!

I haven't started decorating yet, but did put on my winter sheets which are tan flannel with snowmen, snowwomen, and snowchildren and evergreen trees. They were probably produced for children--well, who cares. I think they are fun and cozy during our chilly nights when temperatures fall below sixty!!!

Our church has received the tags for 176 children who are in homes affected or infected by HIV-AIDS, with a list of three gifts that the child (or child's social worker) wants for Christmas. Depending on the price of the requests and our budget, we buy one, two, or three gifts for each kid, wrap them, and put them under the Christmas tree at church. They they are blessed and picked up by ICAN (Inter Coastal Aids Network) and delivered to the children. The tags contain only the age and sex of the child and a code, which tells the social worker where they should be delivered.

I picked up 5 tags and bought one or two presents for each of the five kids, which averaged $50 each. Sue picked up a tag, even though she does not go to church, and I took her shopping at two stores where she picked out two gifts for the kid. Now I need to wrap all that stuff and take it to the church. We do this every year, with the record year being 240+ tags!!

Today the church service was very good--for the first Sunday in Advent. Afterwards I came home for dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, helped Georgia change the kitty condo (a large piece of furniture with two stories, the top story containing a large litter box) and took out the trash for the week. Some where along the line, I knocked my back out of shape, but will do some stretching this evening and hope it goes away by morning.



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12/2/18 2:12 P

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Nothing like fresh baked bread!

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12/2/18 1:32 P

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Fresh bread sounds wonderful!

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12/2/18 10:15 A

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Good morning (or afternoon or evening depending on where you are)!

Busy day of working on a side job and baking some bread today. Not particularly thrilling but I've put my side job off until the last minute - as I do every time - so now I have no choice but to stay focused on that. But bread. ;-)

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11/25/18 10:00 P

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Hoping we are all getting into the holiday spirit here!

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11/25/18 8:43 P

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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11/16/18 4:26 A

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Here, it is hard to get through the season because "the season" refers to "the tourist season" or "the snow bird season" and it is hard to get through because there are too many cars on the roads. I may take 2 to 3 times as long to drive somewhere, errands become a half day or more event, and your heart is in your mouth as you hit the merge lanes when getting off the bridges. We almost never eat out at night during "the season", as wait lines can be a couple hours long. On the other hand, these people pay our taxes--because of the revenue from tourists, we have no state income tax.

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11/15/18 11:18 P

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Between the snow and darker times this time of year, it can be really hard to get through the season here.

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11/15/18 6:37 P

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I dislike the time change as well... it feels like the days are so short!

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11/4/18 6:46 P

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Normally I absolutely hate time changes. This morning, however, I awakened to colored light coming in around the edges of my shades and I got up, raised the shade, and saw a most glorious, colorful sky in shades of apricots, roses, and pinks. It started my entire day off well.

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Hoping we can all relax today and get used to the time change.

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11/4/18 6:54 A

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Yesterday was the church garage sale. I was on the first shift, arriving at 5:30 to carry tables and sale items from church to handycap drive along front of church. Then breakfast, Whereas it was very warm earlier, after breakfast there was a cold, arctic wind and lighter items were being blown off tables. Over time it gradually became hot. When I left at a little after 11:00, lots of stuff had been sold.

Today I'll have a restful day. after church, I hope to sit around much of the day. Georgia is making us quiche for dinner and she roasted a chicken yesterday, so food will be no problem!!


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11/2/18 3:06 P

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Did you use the right amount of salt? My netti pot took luke warm or slightly cooler than that water with 1/8 teaspoon salt. My mother also used steam for her sinuses. She would boil water and then sit at the kitchen table and breath the steam with a towel over her head and the water container to keep cool air out.

Spent the morning finishing cleaning the church kitchen.. got everything washed, dried, put away, and labeled. Since the kitchen will get heavy use for the next two weeks, we left the outsides of the cabinets till then.





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11/1/18 11:26 P

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Did you use the right packet and temp for the water? Too hot and it can really hurt. I use my neti pot alot and it does seem to help clear things out. Hoping we can all make it thru the season well.

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Actually, Tweety's Mom, Pickie, sent me a neti pot. It hurt so much that I haven't had the heart to tell her I never used it again! Hot ginger tea helps. Drinking it and hovering over the steam. Not snorting it!

THERESE, or Tee or Teester
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11/1/18 5:51 P

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YESTERDAY:

There is only one kid in the neigoborhood so halloween was soon over. The morning's thunderstorm left hail on the hills west of us. We decided to start payday early to avoid slick roads going down the mountain. We parked at WalMart just after sunset. Apparently the storms were long gone and trick or treaters were out in full force. My favorite costume was a ten foot yellow Peekachoo pokemon character. The kids too, they were shouting with delight! There was a kid dressed in a six foot tall tryannosaurus costume, and a guy in a home made marshmellow head costume. Lots of devils and people with their faces painted as skulls. I saw Mario brothers and their child dressed as a mouse.
We strolled aroung Walmart for twenty minutes and returned a few hours later. Brie found a scooter and I chased her through the store walking fast. At 5am we went to Denny's for our traditional payday breakfast of steak and eggs. We will do a full day of shopping and decide whether to go home or stay the night.
The weatherman had not predicted this morning's storm but he promised that we will have warm dry weather this week. Tuesday we plan to buy lumber and complete our clerestory. Off we go. Catch ya later!
TODAY: We decided to stay in town only long enough to study our online Cherokee lessons with our tribe. Electronic smoke signals! We are Chickamauga, closely related to the Cherokee. We are studying the Giduwa dialect of the Eastern band.
As a Two Spirit couple, we are honored among our people. And the Chief is tickled about us being part of his tribe! It is a much different and welcoming experience for us!
We will get home long after dark. But we need to off load our supplies and go in for more shopping tomorrow.

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11/1/18 5:43 P

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Sorry to hear about the effects of the red tide. At home we hear flocks of cranes overheard. Maybe they stop at cattle troughs. Not much in the way of lakes or rivers here. Except a few puddles from yesterday's hailstorm!
Impressed at your will power to resist key lime pie!

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11/1/18 1:53 P

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Today Sue and I drove through the Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve and saw only 2 birds in the preserve--on Osprey and a bird floating on the water which I thought was a duck and Sue thought was a cormorant. We also saw about 6 other cars driving slowly through. Here is is November, and even though we were not there at the best time of day, ordinarily we would see at least a hundred birds and the road would be crowded with cars and bikes. It is the red tide. It has killed off so many fish that the birds are not stopping off here to nest this year--at least not yet. We plan to go about 30 miles north and try going up a river to see if birds are nesting there. We did have a pretty good car ride, however, and a wonderful lunch--even skipping the key lime pie!!

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10/31/18 6:23 P

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Love Halloween, it's a great day!

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10/31/18 6:49 A

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Today is a special day. Everyone can go incognito. Everyone can be rewarded for going door to door begging--but they may have to pay for it later when visiting the dentist. Some think that this is a day for children. It is not. Put on your weirdest clothes and knock on the door of a friend, holding out an empty beer mug or wine goblet. Have fun.

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10/30/18 10:34 P

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It can be a good idea to flush out your sinuses every so often to be safe. Especially this time of year, it is the time of cold and flu season coming in after all.

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10/30/18 5:17 P

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Yes, netti pots do work--when I lived up north I had a lot more trouble with allergies and sinus problems and used a netti pot for years. Down here I haven't needed it, as the only times I have problems are when the wind changes and brings the red tide or blue-green algae this way.

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Neti pots can help as well. Have a good trip to the neighbors.

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Urg. Sinus pain. Hot coffee and FloeNase should help. Maybe snorting hot coffee?
I will be OK in 20 minutes. Brie and I will finish assembling my three wheeler, then we will ride to the neihjbors place, half a mile from here. The local dogs will get a pellet pistol to the ass if they come charging at us.

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10/30/18 10:39 A

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Thanks for the support, Tweety and Tee. I'm still on track (I know, it has only been a few days) despite an environment filled with goodies, but I' finding that I am eating more and feeling less hungry that I was when grabbing some sweet to "tide me over".

So far, made it through Sunday church, group effort to deep clean kitchen, and cards with no sweets at any of them, even though they are available and mostly homemade. For the deep cleaning thing I brought some healthy crackers made of sweet potato and corn to go with ice tea on our break.

This shooting in Pittsburgh is very, very sad. If the hate speech and bullying talk don't tone down, all minorities, including ours, will be in serious trouble. And now 5200 more troops to the border!!! What next???

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10/29/18 11:00 P

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Good for you getting into better habits. Hoping the doctor can give you a good plan to follow.

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I am decreasing total amount of carbs and staying away from anything with added sugar for now. Probably the doctor will have more specific recommendations when I see him in a couple weeks, It isn't so hard going without the sweets after having seen the lab result.

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Julie! Be aware that carbohydrates break down into sugars. You can beat this will diet and exercise.

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Keep on fighting it!

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True. i will do everything to keep off any more meds!!!

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