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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been like this the last 40 years @geefull

    Thank you very much for the compliment :)

    Like this painting very much. A good effect with the pebbly beach, and the small foaming breaking waves against the pebbles.
     
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  2. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    08.08.2020
    6.45am FBG 5.9
     
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  3. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today's artists......

    @gennepher nice sunset and the birds flying home. I agree those birds gave it life and depth a good addition on your part.

    @dunelm You are becoming the master of quick sketches on Zen Brush App, some very controlled finger/pen strokes on this evening lines, like it very much.

    @lindisfel A great study of the Peacock Butterfly, very well observed.

    @geefull the combination you have created works very well, another great experiment. However I still admire and prefer your own personal style.
     
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  4. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today time took me down many unexpected paths.

    Decided ,to sort all my FIL tools we took out of MILs bungalow, which in turn resulted in a shed tidy out, which was interrupted by my son dropping off our his two girls for 2 hours whilst he shod some horses, it was lovely to sit in the garden listening to their chatter, they never stopped. They poured out their problems, likes, dislikes, thoughts on gaining 3 stepbrothers through son's new partner, how they feel about their moms new partner, their new ponies, the haunted huge old farm their mom lives in, places they have been things they have done. Grandparents have such a part to play even if it's just to listen and of course we have been sworn to secretary, wonderful two hours.

    So I have done some more on my Beech Tree Circle, painting outside but now I have come to another halt for G&T. So here it is, still on the fantasy side but going in the right direction. I feel I have the light source wrong but will see how it goes....
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    Still lots to do but hope to get it finished Sunday.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Muddy Cyclist

    It wasn't finished until those birds flew in :)
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    G&T sounds a brilliant idea @Muddy Cyclist

    The best time to stop for!

    I look forward to seeing the end painting.
     
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  7. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I agree - adding the birds was actually a stroke of genius.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It is so lovely and cool now. Much more comfortable.
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Krystyna23040
     
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    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Think you were right to add the birds Gennepher .They give it a better focal point and contrast wonderfully against the sky
     
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    Good Morning and 5.8 for me today.

    Dull flat light here today, we are walking from home across the ancient Wolseley Estate to meet our son and his family at the local Wild Life centre this morning, apparently they want to feed the ducks. There are usually some quiz trails but they may have stopped them because of Covid. Still we shall take a picnic for Mrs MC and I, small as I will be carrying it. :)

    Spoke to daughter last night who is camping in Wales, she said the week had not been too bad numbers wise on the camp site but Friday saw a huge influx of campers, caravans and motorhomes all being rammed into any space, she says less than 1 meter between tents, and caravans being put into any space, she doubts that safe distance for fire risk is not even being adhered to, scary times. They are glad to becoming home today. Seems the figures for increased camping equipment sales during lockdown 500% were correct.

    Do the best you can with your time today. Keep safe.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    6.2 for me enjoy whats left of the weekend everyone
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The great outdoors is good @Muddy Cyclist , but not when that cramped on the camping site, which your daughter couldn't have foreseen.

    Enjoy your day feeding the ducks, who I suspect are not social distancing once food is produced.
     
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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @SlimLizzy
    :)
     
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    6.1 this morning and a dull but cool start.

    Lawns and hedges will be done before 11am, drop her ladyship off later and the rest of the day is mine.

    Enjoy the day :)
     
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  16. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg 6.1

    Temp 36.2

    Between the different weather apps they suggest between 24 to 25 C for today here.
    Still too hot for me. Popeye was struggling in the heat of the bungalow last night 24 C despite fans on. But the outside got cooler at dawn, so doors and windows open to try and let cold air in. It feels nice outside now.

    I won every eBay bid yesterday (6 of them) despite having this other same person bidding also. And I paid the lower price I wanted. It is all about strategy, showing no interest until the last 59 seconds, having 2 devices open on different internet providers eg my phone, and iPad on my mobile wifi. And one other important strategy.

    The person bidding against me had shown prior interest on all the items they were bidding on, i.e. making an initial bid as soon as the item came out a week earlier. I show no interest until the last 59 seconds. And I have the stages of my strategy, and bidding amounts etc worked out on paper step by step, so that I stop at my maximum bid. The person bidding against me worked out my strategy and used it against me with 15 seconds to go. That was actually a shock. I had one more trick up my sleeve, My finger was trembling. I pressed my amount with 1 second to go. I didn't think it had gone through, partly because eBay said initially I had lost the bid, and then a second later it said I had won the bid!!!!!

    I think I have enough postcards to fill the empty boxes I have allocated. And enough postcards for my postcrossing activities for a few years now...

    Now I need a new hobby. No more bidding on eBay or I will have that garage full of postcards as inheritance for my children...

    Do you think I will bid next week?
     
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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My digital painting for today in Procreate app.

    It took me 2 hours to get that background. I did enjoy doing it. But what I wanted to do in the foreground would have taken me another two hours (and the iPad was already overheating), and I have other things to do today.

    So I made a duplicate, so another day I can do the foreground I want.
    And for today I chose two silhouettes which represented my emotional feelings on the foreground I had wanted to do. And that is all I am saying on that.

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  18. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.6 this morning. We have a 9am slot at Blickling Hall today. We are hoping the lake walk is open as it was closed last time we visited.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I bet you will.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Love this - especially the butterfly and the swan.
     
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