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Hey Mary,

Well, I don’t think that’ll be happening. Not with CBD anyway, CBD is non-psychoactive, it other words it doesn’t get you high. It’s the THC in cannabis that is the intoxicant. Tramadol is a synthetic opiate used for moderate to severe pain. There’s more likelihood of people abusing tramadol than CBD.

Sounds to me that rather than an optometrist, you need an ophthalmologist. An actual eye doctor rather than an optician. I had to see the ophthalmologist at the state hospital, they were much more thorough than the optician.

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I can only give you a +1 for that line. I want to give you +100
I went to town, just returned. Got home and the wife says ‘what about x,y and z…?’ *&$#@ and that was the whole reason I went into town in the first place. I did remember a couple of others things I was to get, but what we NEEDED I forgot. Tsk, now I gotta go out again. Grrrrrrr
My mind is elsewhere, away with the damn fairies, I tell you.

My trains are all on a collision course. Your conductors are screaming? All of my passengers are screaming too :astonished: :astonished: :astonished:

Merl from the Modsupport Team

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I meant opthalmologist. I called them all optometrist. The cataract surgery was in March, they did a second procedure and cleaned the cataract lens in September. I just went to my retina specialist last week. The only thing he can think it might be is allergies. I have seasonal allergies, in the spring then it clears up and I get it in the fall again. I’ve never had allergies year round but the temperatures have changed so I will just go with that until January and unless the temps stay in the 60s I don’t know what to tell them. My allergies have never hurt my eyes before and my eyes hurt. Treatment… Keep taking your vitamins and use artificial tears. My primary care physician’s advise was to go see my optomologist. Been there, done that. So I just stay blind and let my eyes keep hurting and swelling. IDK but next month I go to get my PAD checked and I a8know it’s not going to be good.

I have a plethora of allergies since I moved to the South. They all clear up whenever I go back to the West Coast. I learned to use my used tea bags to put over my eyes for swelling and pain which works pretty well and my Allergist said to keep using them. She also recommended a warm wash cloth or cool wash cloth as different people find relief from the different temps. Come Winter, my allergies will subside a great deal. Good thing I love Winter!

I love the winter, too. Probably because my favorite food is vegetable and beef beef and more beef soup and chili. And my allergies have never bothered me in the winter. I have a feeling it’s not going to be that way this year but I am hoping. We are still having temps in the mid to high 60s.

They told me to use a wash rag as hot as I can stand it and to wash my eyes out with baby shampoo. And then an artificial tears drop. They just recalled 27 brands of artificial tear drops. Feeling lucky? I know it’s serious because they recalled WalMart’s brand. I have 3 bottles of different brands I bought a few months ago so I think I will just stick with them. This is the second recall.

I have a brooder mask and I pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds then put it on for about 10 minutes and I have the eye treatment masks. They feel good when I put them on because they are cool but once I take them off my eyes start feeling like they’re swollen again.

It will work out, one way or the other.

I love my Mom’s recipe for Vegetable Beef Soup! I used to make it and a loaf of bread. Sometimes Irish Soda, or white or wheat. I do love homemade bread. BH doesn’t like chili but I have a couple really good recipes, both make a lot and I always have to either freeze it or share it. When I was a kid, Mom would put the leftover chili on mashed potatoes for the six of us.

When I developed a stye, my Ophthalmologist had me wash my eyelids with baby shampoo, but not my eyes. Yikes! Thanks for the heads up on recalls, I’ll have to check the non preservative one he has me using. The prescription one he has me on hasn’t been recalled. Hang in there Mary!

I started with my grandmother’s recipe and then watched it grow and grow from one dutch oven to two dutch ovens then to a stock pot then to a bigger stock pot and that stock pot stuck so bad I was boiling a chicken in it and the chicken stuck. But anyway…when Ponderosa went out of business in Madison IN they had an online auction on their stock pots and I got one of them. Now that’s a stock pot and I just keep adding until I fill it up. I eat and eat and eat and I freeze enough to last at least the whole year. I used to make cornbread with it but I found out I usually throw out most of the cornbread. I get too full of soup and don’t have room for cornbread. Chili is the same way, it just keeps keeps growing. I cook a pot a year. My Dad always had to have peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches with chili. I remember once Mom didn’t have any grape jelly and we had to wait to eat until Dad went to the store to get grape jelly. It is good but again no room for anything except chili.

Are you fixing Thanksgiving dinner this year? I am going to try and already bought the turkey and I got a ham. I have the fixings on a list and I am debating when to have it delivered. I don’t think I will be moving as fast this year so I want to try to get some prepping done before the big day. I don’t think I can do it in one day this year but who says I can’t have Thanksgiving dinner Friday?

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season coming up.

Peanut butter and grape sandwiches! Dad always ate about a loaf and a half of bread with soup when I was a kid. We always just put the bread tray and butter by him. We are going to try to downsize Thanksgiving dinner this year. My parents were from PA and I have my Dad’s Great Aunt Cora’s recipe for dressing ( it’s well over a hundred years old now) we always have and BH is from Alabama so chicken and dumplings and cornbread dressing is always on the menu as well. Not sure how to downsize any of those. We won’t be making mashed potatoes this year but will throw a sweet potato in the oven and we will have green beans. Can’t find the frozen French cut style in any of our grocery stores so just regular green beans. Back in high school my best friend and I started our families on green bean almondine.

A few years ago, we started to put Aunt Cora’s dressing in muffin tins and call them stuffin’ muffins. I do the majority of the prep and then I usually spatchcock the turkey and put it on the grill along with some pecan wood for smoking. BH will boil the chicken once I’m outside as the smell has always turned me green, literally. I have learned to downsize the Waldorf salad because BH won’t eat it, instead of the 12 apples Mom used, I use two My favorite is the hot turkey sandwiches for leftovers the next day.

When I worked, I usually worked on Thanksgiving Day so unless we had family in, we would have the big dinner the next day. We haven’t saved the turkey carcass to boil down for years since it’s just the two of us and we never have had a dedicated freezer. I don’t think BH’s family ever used it but my Mom did for stock and freeze it.

Mom was well known for her cooking skills she learned from Grandma and her Dad’s Grandmother. She was always trying new recipes ever since I could remember. Dad was in the Navy and she collected quite a few every place he was stationed at. When computers came to every home, Dad started searching the internet and printed out hundreds of recipes so she wouldn’t have to cut them from magazines and newspapers any more. When they died, we had to go through all the boxes of recipes because something important would be stashed amongst them after a friend found a life insurance policy in one.:crazy_face:

I hope you have a great holiday season as well! Today I have to wash both dogs as one will be going in for surgery and won’t be able to be washed for several weeks. I also have to deal with the leaves that have fallen.