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pitmom
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   Posted 12/30/2017 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be baking a ham on New Years Day. Our 'family tradition'.

I've been using Zycam nasal swabs for my cold...I truly believe they shorten the duration. I had gotten the flu shot once...almost ended up in the hospital from it! Yeah, I'm one of those unlucky few that get sick, really sick, if the strain I catch isn't what the vaccine is for. Never again! I'll take my chances.

My neighbor's 7 year old granddaughter is in the hospital with double pneumonia! Started out as a cold!

CheleL, mobile homes are so not built for cold temps! Last night, I set up my new cable box and took the time to put one of those insulating pads behind the outlet cover...what an incredible difference! It's really shocking how much cold air sneaks in from outlets and light switches! Also, if my windows aren't locked, they sometimes shimmy up just enough to allow a draft mid window! Putting my hand at the bottom I wasn't feeling anything and it was driving me crazy! Had no idea it could be coming from the middle!

I'm letting the kitchen faucet trickle day and night so the pipe won't freeze. We've been having 'highs' in the 20's and single digit lows with negative wind chills! Typical for NJ, just a bit earlier than usual, if my memory is right.

It's snowing a bit, not supposed to be more than a nuisance amount. Had to move my truck as there is 'no parking when road is snow covered' where it was.

Hope everyone has a peaceful day. Joyce, I'm loving the posts! Thanks for your efforts!
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worriedforwife
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   Posted 12/30/2017 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All. I'm new to the forum but looking forward to getting know everyone.

It is freezing here as well. We broke a 100 year record the other day. That, and a bug I can't get rid of (even with the flu shot) means I've been home bound for the better part of two weeks. Planning to get out today to run a few errands.


Nerd

Lynnwood
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   Posted 12/30/2017 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Hope everyone is on the mend. I am finally feeling a bit better - at least good enough to put on actual clothes instead of sweats! I can breath without collapsing into a coughing fit! Woo-hoo!

My big goal for the day is to put clean sheets on the bed -- after a week of night sweats they really need changing. If I ever win a huge lottery (which of course I'm too sensible to even enter), my first order of business would to arrange for clean sheets EVERY DAY. Wouldn't that be great??

Y'all hang in there!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 12/30/2017 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Lynnwood so glad you are feeling better.

Karen hope hubby is one the road to being well also.

and anyone else that is still sick....

Guess what , I have not been sick for 2 weeks. My symptoms are a side effect of a new medication for my chronic head pain. So new Doc received an email from me today, I supposed I will get a reply on Tuesday. In the meantime, I cut back on the med just a tad!

19 degrees here and snowing, well was snowing. AT the moment is it gray and threatening to snow.

Stay warm everyone
Peace
Trina
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getting by
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   Posted 12/30/2017 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I love hearing people are starting to feel better. I think our high today was 15. Going to be -7 tonight. After that it is suppose to get closer to the upper teens. I can handle that better.

Hubby is feeling better today. He just laid down for a nap. I am making scalloped potatoes and broccoli for supper with avocado and tomato salad.

Hugs to you all...

Karen...
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CheleL
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   Posted 12/30/2017 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!

Welcome Nerd! Glad you stopped by. Sounds like you are in the same boat we are all in - sick and cold.

Pitmom, thank you for your recommendations. I actually live in a lodge- travel trailers, mobile homes and a hotel. The owners live in the trailer right next to me. The wife's parents lived where I now lived and it's as warm and cozy as can be! I too will leave the shower running. We have 5 nights of a hard freeze coming.

Karen, I'm glad hubby is feeling better. I want to say I am too but I do t want to jinx it!

Have a super night everyone
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getting by
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   Posted 12/31/2017 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
-12 here this morning. Got water running here too.

Welcome to the Daily thread Nerd...

Hugs to all. Going back to a warm bed...


Karen...
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PA_grandma
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   Posted 12/31/2017 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
#18 - Sunday Smiler – 12/31
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getting by
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   Posted 12/31/2017 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG... -16 now. I hope it warms up to above 0 today.

Thanks Joyce for the Smilers.

HUgs, Karen...
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CheleL
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   Posted 12/31/2017 1:10 PM (GMT 0)   
Good morning-

Ok Joyce, that is super cold! Stay warm. Hi Joyce!

Well I did totally jinx myself yesterday. I feel bad but no fever or chills. It just feels like all of this gunk is at the base of my throat. My neighbor is a RN so I'll have him check me out if I get any worse.

Tonight our low is expected to be in th low 20's.

I hope everyone else is feeling better. Stay warm!
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getting by
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   Posted 12/31/2017 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
-21 at daybreak...

Bummer...

Hi CheleL... I hope you feel better.

Hugs, Karen...
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worriedforwife
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   Posted 12/31/2017 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
-15C here, going down to -22 tonight. A frosty new years all round!

Finally feeling just about better, it only took two weeks! Now I'm just back to the usual stomach churning, heart pounding, head worrying feelings.

Being here does help though. It is good to have a place to talk.

Nerd

getting by
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   Posted 12/31/2017 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nerd,

Do you take anything for anxiety? It sounds like you have symptoms of anxiety going on.

I was just curious.

The sun is out here but it is still cold.

HUgs, Karen...
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worriedforwife
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   Posted 12/31/2017 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for asking. I'm taking Citralopram and have Lorazapam as well (I try to limit using it as much as I can). On another thread, I think it was you who suggested that I speak with my doctor about a SNRI instead of an SSRI to help with the anxiety. I will be doing that in the new year.

The anxiety + rarely feeling calm or happy = getting pretty worn down over time!

On the bright side, the sun is out even thought it is freezing. Going to a movie this evening with my wife (The Last Jedi, no spoilers!) so hopefully that will help a bit.

Nerd

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   Posted 12/31/2017 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you guys enjoy the movie. I haven't seen it yet.

I think I suggested an SNRI, If I can spell it, Serotonin Norephinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor.

It has anti anxiety properties. It is worth a try. Lorazapam should help with anxiety though. I think it is a benzo. Like valium or something similar.

I do hope you warm up some. It finally hit 0 here.

Hugs, Karen...
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Myself 09
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   Posted 12/31/2017 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
We are at 17 here in the Mid-Atlantic, with wind chills below 10. I just ran out to get the prosecco for tonight. BF is making korean short ribs and kimchi pancakes for dinner. I am making lamb tomorrow. We bought an Instant Pot and have been playing with it.

We are staying in tonight--too cold to do our usual trek downtown for window shopping. I am on day 4 of prednisone--it is starting to help.
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CheleL
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   Posted 12/31/2017 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all-

My neighbor who is a RN was working in the ER in a Louisiana hospital. I spoke to him over the phone and he does not think its bronchitis that I have. He mentioned the flu and I told him I didn't have fever. He said he's seen 360 patients in two days. Of those 197 tested positive for the flu. That's incredible to me!!!!!


If you are celebrating tonight, please be careful! Tonight it will be the dogs and I- me watching tv and the dogs barking at the fireworks.

My love to all!
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 12/31/2017 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I wish you all health, peace, comfort and prosperity in 2018.

Peace
Trina
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/1/2018 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hhappy new yr folks.

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   Posted 1/1/2018 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jamie, Trina, CheleL, and Myself...

I hope you all had a happy New Year...

Not as cold here this morning but still cold. Yesterday was brutal though.

I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Hugs, Karen...
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PA_grandma
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   Posted 1/1/2018 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
#20 - Monday Smiler – 1/01/18
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In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar created a calendar with Jan. 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honour Janus, the month’s namesake. Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward. He is the god of beginnings, transitions, gates, doors, passages, and endings.

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   Posted 1/1/2018 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
That's cool Joyce, about the new year. Thanks again for sharing. You are a sweetheart...

Hugs, Karen...
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PA_grandma
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   Posted 1/1/2018 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen...your thoughtful response has kept me warm this frigid morning...
Thank you !!!

Since it's too long to hold this New Year info until next year.... i'll post it now

DID YOU EVER WONDER ?
The song traditionally sung on New Year’s, “Auld Lang Syne,” means “times gone by”.

Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball was first dropped in 1907 after there was a fireworks ban. The original ball weighed 700 pounds and featured 100 25-watt bulbs. Much different to the ball we know today!

To ensure a year of good luck, firecrackers and noisemakers became tradition in order to scare away any remaining evil spirits and to ensure a brand new start.

CheleL
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   Posted 1/1/2018 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning all-

Wow Joyce I had no idea a out the evil spirits. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year everyone. I'm making this one the best year ever.

Stay warm!
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worriedforwife
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   Posted 1/1/2018 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy new years everyone. I'm with you Chel. No reason for this not to be a great year for everyone.

Warm thoughts to everyone
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