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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. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  2. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for good wishes re my abscess, no pain but starting to swell again. Mrs MC says it's as big as a Cherry Tomato just hope it doesn't get to be the size of a Costoluto Fiorentino variety. :banghead:

    Art for today, I found some Lino and a cutting knife I had forgotten about when moving a cupboard to paint behind. So did one Lino cutting of vine leaves and started a scene, wish I hadn't as it's a lot of work for poor result. However here is the result of vine print and the start of the scene cutting. Also a quick pencil sketch for sunset ideas.
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    Need printing ink, this is tube watercolour which is not clear because it got into the cuts.
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    Scene, not sure I will find the enthusiasm to finish it. Both cuts took about 1 hour in total and a sore palm.

    And then my pencil sketch.. 10 mins, about A5 size

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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have some cat yoghurt things like the Frubs the children have and mix the worming liquid with that...the tuna ones are great it's gone in twenty seconds.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My worse was continually forgetting the keys...I no longer use a Yale lock it has to be the mortice lock now...I often forgot to close the kitchen before bed now I have a checklist I have to go through.
     
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  5. geefull

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

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    good evening all :)

    thank you for your kind thoughts for mr gee and I :)

    a couple of repeat blood tests at the local health centre for mr gee yesterday, and he's got to go and see his own doctor next week.

    shopping day today so that took most of the day by the time we'd bought things, sorted them, wiped them down and then delivered mum's share of the haul to her.
    Also it was smelly green bin day (general rubbish ;))

    Hope your day is treating you well :)

    @dunelm - like your reflection artwork today, very effective :)

    @Muddy Cyclist - two pleasing and promising watercolour sketches and the lino cut is an interesting new technique, I haven't tried one of those since I was at school :hilarious: proper printers ink may give a more predictable result.
    I'm also glad your abscess has burst and given you some relief even if it's only temporary, it may give the antibiotics time to kick in to fight it properly :)

    Art bit -

    no 1 - a quick sketch using the inktense pencils, I changed the outline to look more hand drawn, it looked too neat to start with ;) I may use it as my avatar, what do you think?
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    no 2 - watercolour, just slightly larger than A5

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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg for this morning was 6.8

    I went down to the docks and the river.
    My plein air this morning on my iPad in ZenBrush2
    Sitting on a bench watching the water rushing up the river with flotsam and jetsam.
    The tide was coming in...

    It was all lines. There were more pylons than this. And of all things was a catamaran on the other side of the river bank at a crazy angle. Was it beached? I don't know but it had two red lights on the side by the river. I drew the line at drawing the catamaran...

    The bridge is to the right off picture. I call it the string bridge because it has more lines on it than any sane person would want to draw. My daughter thinks it is a tremendous piece of engineering. She would, she's an engineer..

    Another day I may draw that bridge when I have figured it out.

    When I got back home at midday I fell asleep a few hours...all that river/sea air.

    Anyway, here is my painting for today...

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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you have any acrylic paint @Muddy Cyclist that will just about work. I have both that and block printing inks. Both work.
    It is not easy on the hand carving lino.

    I like your pencil sketch.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your watercolours are amazing @geefull
    The circled tree would make a great avatar.
     
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    That's another very fine watercolur painting, again I'm impressed with the light on the hills and on the water especially at the horizon. Your tree would make a good avatar.

    Thanks for you appreciation of my art.
     
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    Plein Air and iPad, brilliant and a well drawn industrial seascape. I'm always fascinated with where nature meets mans interference there are lots of interesting possibilities for art, although they seldom make a pretty painting. Look forward to more.
     
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    Thank you very much @Muddy Cyclist for the compliment.

    Industrial landscape has never really been my thing, preferring natural landscapes. But when I was a teenager, I do recall painting cooling towers. I don't have those paintings now, but I can still remember the paintings I did

    I do need to try out different things.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    My fbg this morning was 4.4

    @geefull hope your hubby feel better soon.

    I really must take my hat off to all the fine artists that post such wonderful works of art here. I find it so uplifting but it does bring out a faint whiff of jealousy in me.

    I even went as far as downloading procreate pocket to my I phone but it did not take me to long to realize I don't posses the artistic bent required just ended up with a formless monochromatic scribble to be honest.

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    My apologies for this
    But I may persist who knows what might happen.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You do yourself an injustice @JohnEGreen
    I see a field of butterflies. It is a beautiful painting. And it is much better than my first attempt at Procreate!
    Keep painting and posting.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    @gennepher thank you for your kind words and encouragement, I will persist with it and hopefully improve.:)
     
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  15. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You did really well on a phone, I tried it and gave up. Can't even draw with my finger so I need the precision of the pen and pad.

    Nicely done.

    This morning I shall report a 6.3 and go wait for Asda to arrive before barking :)

    Enjoy the day
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.8 for me have a good day everyone
     
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    Good morning, if it is, which I doubt - guess who watched Winnie The Pooh yesterday and found Eeeyore a kindred spirit? Stabbo saw fit to declare a failed day yesterday with 5.7. Cold still lingering - wish I was a mouse in the Keto experiments 'cos it doesn't suit my immune system. Too many little episodes like this over the past five years to be coincidence. Austerity (in the diet) seems to leave the system unfit for purpose when challenged by events. One of the problems of ideology at all costs. Hildegard of Bingen to be remebered today https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bingen/guides/discovering-great-composers-hildegard-von-bingen/ A member here, @zauberflote, is an admirer. Great art again folks. Hope Mr G is recovering @geefull. 2 granddaughters here today and a grandson after school so 1 son at a time to collect their progeny or #snitchgate
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Welcome to the thread @cdpm
     
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  19. Krystyna23040

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

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    That 's exactly why we changed to the mortice lock - much less stressful.

    Your checklist is a good idea. I definitely need one for the Norwich venue.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Please do persist. A brilliant first attempt.
     
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