ECF Refugee Thread All welcome though - The Sequel

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  1. AndriaD

    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Damn Misty... whatever drugs you're on... SHARE!!!!!!!! :giggle:

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    Afternoon fugee's!

    Hope yall are having a good Sunday. My day started with a lil boy pawing me and kissing me until I woke up and took him outside. So out we went :)
    Got to listen to lots of thunder while he sniffed all over the yard. We made it in before the sky opened up and it got pretty nasty here for a while. Cold front moved thru and a deluge of water. Opened the door and seen standing water right past the door! Luckily its gone now :)

    The rest of the day we are gonna just chill and enjoy the day. Hope yalls day goes just as good :stars2:
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    We had rain ALLLLLLLLLL night and into the morning. Recently I decided to try melatonin to see if it would help my godawful insomnia, and IT REALLY DOES!!! But it also seems to give me a whole lot of REM sleep, and the dreams/nightmare last night/this morning were all about a godawful flood. Let's hope that dream does NOT come true. We're on the side of a hill, so maybe safe, but our backyard is pretty flat, and there's a storm drain/crick at the very back of the yard.

    But, it's nice to get a solid 8-9 hrs of sleep without 4 hrs of tossing and turning beforehand, and waking up every 90 mins to go pee. I guess it's true, my brain truly is just plain fucked up, because taking that melatonin 3 hrs before I wanna get in the bed really knocks me out, I even feel sleepy first, just as I so often do in the daytime.

    I also got a new thingie for my PC, called f.lux, to gradually tone down/warm my PC screens; I've been using a blue light filter on my phone since I got it, so I figured something similar on my PC would be a good idea.

    Andria
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I got vapable CBD oil in Anchorage - am kinda impressed - I even slept well at the hotel, which is rare

    I tried the under the tongue stuff and felt it didn't do squat
     
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    I seriously considered the under-the-tongue kind when I had the flu and couldn't vape my usual herbal remedy. ;) But it's about as expensive as the real thing if not moreso, so I got well before I decided whether or not I wanted to spend that much on something which I had no idea if it would work or not -- the tightwad resolution, just wait a while and see if you still really wanna spend that money. :D

    But the melatonin was VERY inexpensive, even for the highest mg (5mg), so that was a good choice. The major problem is that I just don't get sleepy, sometimes not even at 2-3-4am, and from what I was reading, apparently that's a discrete medical condition called "delayed sleep phase disorder", for which melatonin is usually very helpful -- and it really worked for me! Whether it will continue to be effective after some time using it, remains to be seen. At the age of 56, nearly 57, I had pretty much decided that I suffer from terminal insomnia; I would love to be proven wrong.

    Andria
     
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    I dont know if you can have them or not with your diet but I heard the edible gummi's are awesome. One day I will be someplace where it is legal and give them a try :teehee:
     
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    I worked with a pilot offshore years ago that swore by melatonin. He told me he couldnt sleep without them.
     
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    Melatonin works as a mild sleep agent.
     
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    You can - it's mainly legal in Louisiana https://www.diamondcbd.com/products/chill-gummies-gummy-bears-edible

    Unless you are thinking thinking THC instead of CBD
     
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    My son found the vapable CBD oil in Ohio last summer when he went up there with his dad. He paid a pretty penny for it too.
     
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    Yeah this was made in Alaska so it was $$$

    Found some less expensive alternatives online - am hoping they are as good as I actually found it worthwhile

    Been a little achey lately as I had to curtail a lot of my exercise during the vertigo debacle and I get stiff and achey fast if I don't stretch properly and often
     
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    Lucy, what flavor was yours? His was blueberry. You could smell it in my room.
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Brown sugar, it is all this company makes - lightly sweet, a little Carmelly and definitely can taste green under there, but not super strong and not like smoking
     
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    I hit his once or twice but just didn't like the taste. And that was really odd since I like blueberry. His had an underlying taste that I couldn't get past. He hoarded that stuff!
     
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    Definitely not an ADV - but it did take the edge off of what I have going on right now, which is trying to get my skeleton and muscles back in alignment
     
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    I could've used something like that a few weeks ago. The last 2 days have actually been pain free with no ibuprofen. Maybe I will survive after all. :giggle:
     
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    Funny, I was telling Mr Juicy how much I coulda used this last April when I tore two muscles the day before he had back surgery, lol

    Wish I'd of known about kratom then too, might have saved me a few sleepless nights - still haven't tried it, but am planning to
     
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    I haven't had too many problems sleeping lately. I'll have maybe 1 night where it's hard to get to sleep but that's about it.
    I hope I haven't jinxed myself for tonight. I have the day off, had BIG plans of stuff that needs to be done. All I have done today is eat and sleep. Ugh... It's raining and cold so I'm blaming that and not my lack of motivation. Lol
     
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    So the baseball thing was called off?
     
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    They legalized buying CBD oil in Louisiana, as long as you have a script for it. Problem is not one single doctor in Louisiana is certified to write prescriptions yet.

    I was reading earlier today that Louisiana might be the first southern state that legalizes recreational weed. There is a $1 billion shortfall in the budget this year and the morons in Baton Rouge have been discussing in the legislature how Colorado raked in $900 million from taxes in 2016. Its also well known that New Orleans refuses to prosecute or arrest anyone on a simple possession charge. So who knows. Way I see it is if they legalize it tomorrow then I will be getting stoned legally, if not then I will still be an outlaw :giggle:
     
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    Mornin' fugees...rainy day(for now. Supposed to change over to sleet then snow in a couple of hours), Monday, the day after the time changed equals to being droopy for me. Colton has a doctors appointment in Durham later this morning. I'll bet I'll be driving in snow all the way there and back. Ugh.... Not a great Monday, that's fer shure! ;)
     
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    Be careful as very few down there can drive in snow.
     
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    We had a random big snow storm here yesterday, wasn't on the forecasts at all. Attached picture shows the local meteorologists hard at work... 1_snTXFElFuQLSFDnvZKJ6IA.jpg

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    We had one of those at the beginning of January. Forecasters was saying an inch or 2...hmmm 12 inches in all. They all had to admit that they missed the mark on that one. Lol
     
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    So true! It's sleeting now..I sure do wish the doctor's office would call and cancel but it's not going to happen. It's raining there.
     
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    Neighbors house.

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    Looked to be about 8 inches on my back stoop which is wood.
    Ground and pavement was not below freezing while it fell so roads and walks were not so deep.

    Cats are dodging snow falling from trees.
     
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    The sleet was gathering on the roads when we left town. Of course, where we are it’s only raining. According to the weather people, we might wind up with 3 inches but most of the folks in town are saying yeah, we’ve heard that one before.
     
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    Seeing that shit makes me really glad to be several hundred miles further south!!!!!!!! We have a frost warning for the next several mornings. :D

    Andria
     
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    Yall keep that shit up north! We had our 10 year snow storm last December and want no more!

    Pretty day here today. A bit cool and the breeze can be chilly but the sun feels great. Shorts and T shirts for me :giggle:

    Had a bunch of running around to get done today and after I got home and wound down a bit Rascal and me went outside and enjoyed the day for a while. Then while we was outside his favorite grandma (my mom) walked over just to visit him. Rascal thinks every time anyone comes here it is just to visit him :teehee: and give him cookies :D
     
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    Not bad here right now either. Roads clear and all the snow gone from trees and such.
    41 degrees.

    but more snow later this evening and more tomorrow with low around 20 tomorrow.

    And the darned Bradford pears are in bloom...
    Hate those things they spread like weeds.
     
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    The view from my front door right now. It's still snowing with about 2 inches already on the ground. I called out of work because it's 32 degrees, supposed to be at 30 at 11:00pm and the roads are slushy, I'm still a bit afraid of driving and I don't know how my "new" car goes in snow.
     
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    Best to be safe.

    yep will likely get slick here tonight as well since it is supposed to snow more and get down to mid to low 20's.
     
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    Not a loaf of bread in any store in Roxboro tonight.
     
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    Probably not. I overheard someone say today that Walmart was nuts and with the looks of people there you would've thought we were expecting a blizzard.
     
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    Ah, I was just poking fun at Google Assistant. Wish I was on more than legally prescribed & professionally thought I needed. I'm not though. Far too easy to attain it locally, also far too easy to get caught doing so.

    About the worst I could possibly do is enjoy an opioid pain medicine too much & take a bender to get addicted to it. That however is a non-starter for me. Bad enough I see what meth has/is doing to my next younger brother.

    Did try stepping off the Efexor a week or two ago. Realized that's going to require a bit more determination than I expected/ Still on it, will try stepping off gradually again as I feel it appropriate.

    Thought though my conversation with Google was quite educational. I did ask if Google turned over conversations to the NSA, CIA. It stated it believed in respecting my privacy, and would not do so without first informing me, that Google believed in transparency. I asked then how transparent Google was only to be directed to a link to their transparency policy and terms. Quite transparent then. ;) :)

    Google Assistant joking about Deep Blue in regards to its Bot Master tells me that it is linked to Deep Blue as it's controlling AI, Deep Blue and by extension then Watson are the Bot Master of Google Assistant. IBM then has a good deal of input to Google, IBM is also hand in glove with the NSA. To me that's fine as I know someone that worked for Big Blue (IBM's affectionate nickname) for over forty some years and was also an agent of NSA a few years.

    Sometimes, life is funny like that and sometimes I get lost in recalling having done this or that for them or those & have to ponder for myself why I feel an anachronism always, especially given I stay outside of time. Oh boggle, seems the plot runs off. :) Good I love being lost. :)

    Y'all GFY & run 'er slow. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :) :) :) :) :) If I give out extras, pass 'em along. :) Think I'm off to figure out, "why a duck?"
     
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    Good to note that. Wife says she's going to let me try it for panic attacks. Got a shop near that sells it, just not got there. It's legal here in WV too, despite some fool cops in Morgantown trying to bust a shop and confiscate it. Imagine them cops with egg on their faces as they returned it promptly to the shop after the DA, AG explained that to them. :)
     
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    Good morning fugees. :wave: Starting off the day with a lap full of kitty and a house full of Noah since there's no school today. Despite the snow, life is GOOD! :) :p
    On the other hand, I woke up this morning with a stuffed up head and a scratchy kind of sore throat. Me thinks I've become a victim of spring allergies even though I normally have fall allergies. :rolleyes: We'll see how this develops.:huh: I hope everyone has a wonderful day! I'm heading off to work later. :cry:
     
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    Pretty sure it's 50 state legal? Pretty much everywhere I've been lately sells it in vape form as well as tincture.

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    After you said it's 50 state legal, I looked it up to see if it actually was legal in NC and it is. It seems that Gov. Cooper signed a bill to make it legal here so it's available for people with epilepsy which my son has. Cool beans!
     
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    We must be talking about different things? As far as I know hemp-derived cbd stuff is fully legal, as in, no doctors involved at all. I know here (Kentucky) it's in all the vape shops as well as health food stores.

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    I think I caught the cold my son had last week -- he's got tonsils so he knew about it right away, sore throat and all that shit; went to the doc, to be told "HEAD COLD". I have no tonsils, and now don't smoke, so the only way I know I have a cold at all is that horrible smell in my nose; I guess coming from deeper in the sinuses. It was OMG awful during the flu, and I was glad when it finally left, but yesterday realized the smell was back -- that cold of my son's is the only possible explanation, because I don't feel sick at all.

    The smell is a lot different from when I smoked; now, it smells like something burnt! Almost like burnt cotton or wool. So weird! So I've been sniffing the lavender essential oil again, that he got for me when I had the flu. I put a couple drops on a tissue and rub it just under and between my nostrils, to give me something nicer to smell.

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    No. Same thing. I went back and reread the article. It was in 2014 so it's been legal a while in this state. Sorry! I'm a bit fuzzy headed this morning. Nearest shop to me though is 45-50 miles away so any I get will be ordered online.
     
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    Think you're correct as it's under the jurisdiction of those Wiley Federals. Not sure you even need a script for it here. Even if I needed one I could cite the PTSD/anxiety I have and be issued such a script easily enough. Hear it helps with both of those. May even help some with agoraphobia, cabin fever ... yes I know that seems contradictory and self canceling. Kind of like when I told the mind witch I felt like a complete failure but felt absolutely all fuzzy bunnies and happy about it in unison. The mind witch replied, "oh that's perfectly normal". Guess I'm some kind of Catch 22 or something. *shrugs* More like I'm simply fubar in the noggin but no one wants to tell me because they figure I'm paranoid enough to kill all my alternate selves. ... Hm, leaves me pondering, ... *grins*

    Which leaves me seriously seeking to resolve the question, if it's not paranoia when they are actually out to get you, what is it then? Does that mean I'm actually going around the bend enough to return back to being sane? Damn I hope not.
     
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    I rarely get that cabin fever thing, though I might have brushed up against it a bit when I had the flu and was mostly confined to the couch by the sheer inability to breathe if I walked further than the bathroom. I'm not sure if what I have qualifies as agoraphobia anymore; back when I was struggling with the PTSD, it surely qualfied; just getting in the car and going to the store could bring on a panic attack. A lot of my anxiety about riding in a car was alleviated by getting a pickup truck, which sits up higher than a car, so I don't feel like I'm about to be squashed like a bug by every Dodge truck/SUV or semi-truck out there; we're on our 3rd truck now, and each one has been a little higher-up last the last, so I feel like Queen of the World now. :D

    One of my weirder manifestations of agoraphobia is my unease/distaste/disinclination/avoidance for talking to strangers on the phone, which is usually required to take care of any kind of "business" -- partly it's the difficulty in understanding Hispanics/Pakistanis/Indians/Malaysians/whatever-the-hell-3rd-world-country speaking English, and if you ask for someone who speaks English, they either get mad and assure you that they ARE speaking English, or they hang up on you and you have to go thru their neverending phone tree all over again, and all that is exacerbated by trying to understand someone speaking when you can't see them and maybe have a poor connection, and a lot of it was back when I had to wrangle with bill collectors on a regular basis -- I don't anymore, as our current bills are all up-to-date and I completely ignore the collectors for my delinquent student loan since they're scam artists anyway -- when I do have the money to pay on that, I'll deal with ECMC directly or I'll continue not-paying it. My smartphone helps a lot with that, since I have it set to only accept calls from those in my contacts list. :) Terrific goon repellant!

    Mainly I just don't care to deal with 99.99% of those who inhabit this planet, so I stay at home unless going out is really necessary -- the bank on payday, the various groceries and big-box stores around here, etc. It might be agoraphobia of a sort, or maybe just plain misanthropy. :D

    Andria
     
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    Ok, according to the urban dictionary, it's definitely misanthropy, because this suits me to a fucking TEE:

    "The natural allergic reaction had by an intelligent, thinking person when confronted by a world of tribalized, reactionary proto-humans. A condition characterized by a need for solitude, and skepticism about the nobility of one's fellows."

    Andria
     
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    Atchafalaya VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Omg that's like something I saw a magazine once. Beautiful!
     
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