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Old 03-08-2015, 03:52 PM   #22401
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I guess those self check out things are just a sign of the times but I don't like them.

Then again, I miss the little guy in the leather bow tie pumping my gasoline, washing my windows, and checking my oil and water too.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:11 PM   #22402
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I have a technique for overcoming impatience at long queues to check out. If they don't have magazines in that area, I ensure I pick up one or 2 en route so I have something to read once I get to the queue. Then, when it is my turn to unpack my groceries, I just place the magazine to one side. No one ever says anything!
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:47 AM   #22403
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Whenever I go anywhere I think I may end up waiting, I throw either a library book or one of my own (older) magazines into my purse. I figure I can catch up on my own reading that way.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:50 AM   #22404
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Today I will be attempting to dig out a dead white rose bush that got heavily attacked by bleach - from a disturbed anti social neighbour. (She has also bleached next door neighbour's hedge and killed that; now replaced by a fence). When it comes to her it's a case of "don't get me started...."
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:55 AM   #22405
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Putting together the dreaded income tax package for the accountant!

Still missing one form, it happens every year, very frustrating!

Oh well, it's a sure sign of spring!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:40 PM   #22406
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I grab a bag of cookies and eat them while waiting in line. If the line is long enough I finish them before I get to the register and don't have to pay for them. LOL

Just kidding!!!
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:37 AM   #22407
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I grab a bag of cookies and eat them while waiting in line. If the line is long enough I finish them before I get to the register and don't have to pay for them. LOL

Just kidding!!!
Spike and I had gone shopping. We were checking out and I started to have a really bad sugar crash. "Spike quick, help me, I need some sugar really fast!" He had a bottle of real maple syrup in his order. He grabbed it and opened it while I was trying to not hit the floor. He handed me the bottle and I chugged that syrup down like it was water. The poor checker had no idea what had just happened. Spike yelled out to the checker manager to come help me. He brought over a chair for me to sit on while Spike continued to check out his groceries. The checker manager saw the bottle of opened maple syrup. Took it back and got Spike a full new one. No charge. It has become the family joke. Whenever anyone in the family needs a new bottle of maple syrup, they ask me if I am feeling sick.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:54 AM   #22408
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Don't diabetics carry glucose/dextrose for low blood sugar?
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:35 AM   #22409
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A type 1 diabetic should. I am type 2 and I don't because I have only had 1 low in 8 years. But DH always has hard candy with him, and that's works good, too. I'm not sure of Addie's circumstances.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #22410
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Ditto for me.

If my blood sugar drops I can usually find something with enough carbs to get things back on track. I was taught to go in 15 gram increments and then retest after 15 minutes until I reach a safe level. It doesn't take much, a cup of milk has 11 or 12 grams.
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