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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. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Practice makes perfect and this is a very fine piece of work indeed.
     
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  2. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Lovely sketch - nice one Judith
     
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  3. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So managed to finish my Watercolour of an avenue of Beech Trees on Cannock Chase, A4 about 2 hours....
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    Crazy day so much happened in 24 hours, too complicated to relate in full but all worked out very well in the end, lots of work on Mrs MC and my part though, thank goodness for a life time of making contacts and reliable friends. Basically through no fault of their own circumstances found my daughter, SIL and grandaughter potentially homeless by mid November. House move fell through last minute after they had terminated their contract with landlord, little decent available housing out there at the moment but managed to find someone we knew with house renovated ready to go on market today, daughter and SIL managed to see it last nigh and today deal done and secured and it's a much better house than the one they lost. Phew, result!

    Can't say the same for re stringing my fiddle, round pegs in holes which are supposed to stay tight by friction only, there is a way of getting strings to bind them against the side of the head of the fiddle, but they never do for me. :banghead:

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  4. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Fruitful day all round and congratulations to all on securing the house. Stunning avenue of beech trees in all their autumn glory. Bold and vibrant, draws you in so that you want to dig out your walking boots and trudge into it. Smashing.
     
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  5. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Mrs MC and I did on Sunday, magical.
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant! That is full of vibrant colours. Makes up for me not being able to drive down the Conwy Valley....

    Congratulations on the house deal!

    Hugs for the fiddle wrestling....you will get there...
     
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  7. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, it's a real shame that you can't visit Conwy Valley.
     
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  8. geefull

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

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    good evening all :)

    4.7 yesterday and 4.4 today

    spent yesterday evening wrestling with the instructions for shaping the neckline of the sweater I'm knitting and time got away from me and I forgot to press 'post'
    anyway the neckline is ok now (I think :angelic:)

    Just seen Dr John Campbell explaining the covid risk self assessment form on Youtube, mr gee is in the 'high' risk band and I'm in the 'medium' risk band :sorry:

    Still need to go shopping tomorrow, we have mum's list and our local schools went back into session on Monday so hopefully not too busy :)

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)

    @ianpspurs - Congratulations to the pair of you :joyful:

    @JohnEGreen - a selection of nice pictures and a lovely sketch from Judith there :)

    @Alien Aspie - I can almost feel the heat...sigh ;)

    @dunelm - I really like your way with those crags, tinted or not it's amazing how much landscape you can create with your clever strokes :joyful:

    @gennepher - those Art-Kure brushes are really vibrant, I love your forest and the white ink was a happy accident, it landed fortuitously ;)
    Your painting today is mystical and the white powder ink is strong. It's produced an effect very like twinkling light on water.Your art is always so inventive :)
    I found it difficult to use white over watercolour when I started, I tried gouache but the colour bled into it so I use white gel pen now :)

    @Muddy Cyclist - what a great, vibrant avenue of beech trees, I love their autumn colour :joyful: your perspective is always so good :)

    art bit catch up -
    no 1 - just a couple of pencil sketches, working on my shading ;)
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    no 2 - found one of the 'wave' paintings which had missed being scanned - here it is ;)
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  9. lindisfel

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    Our eldest daughter is progressing well and after just over a week is beginning to put the worst of the Covid 19 behind her.
    She spoke to us for a few minutes on the telephone last night and is somewhat improved on that today, so we have high hopes of a good recovery.
    She has no metabolic issues and has looked after herself, so her recovery should be straight forward.
    D.
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Thank goodness that is great news.:)
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    @geefull thank you for your mention.:)

    I am looking at your beautiful waves while "Elexa" is playing ocean sounds through the speakers very evocative takes me back to when I lived on the coast.

    And when I was sailing down the Cornish coast.
     
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  12. Krystyna23040

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

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    That is really good news.
     
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  13. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    if its the bags match the mugs...ok

    but if its the
    On the premise that if it walks like a duck, etc....

    It's a U Turn....again.
     
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  14. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news.
     
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  15. Muddy Cyclist

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    Some very fine pencil sketching from you, impressive lines to build depth. Your wave I see a powerful watercolour, captured the movement, magnitude and colour. Hill and Cliffs top notch as usual. :)

    Thanks for the appreciation of my Autumn Beech Tree painting.

    Interesting information regarding Covid Risk Form on you tube, will search and see where I figure.
     
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  16. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @geefull
    They are incredibly vibrant those Art Kure pens.

    I would like to try my white powder ink on dark water, and it twinkles like you say.
    White gel pen works well for me too. But for waves, I have used those white ink correction pens, like Tip-Ex. It is a thicker line than the white gel pen, not as controllable but can work well for wild waves. But not every one of those different makes of those white correction pens work well. I did find a cheap one from the pound shop, their own brand, (many moons ago in pre-Covid days when shopping for non essential goods was legal in Wales), and it worked brilliantly for waves and many white details.

    Your pencil sketches are absolutely brilliant. I wouldn't have the patience for that kind of beautiful precise detail.

    Your wave is magnificent. So powerful.
     
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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant.
    I am glad.
     
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  18. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg 6.2

    I am up early. Or rather I didn't sleep well. I never do when I have to go out. It is collecting my medicines today. And while I am at it, the Polish shop and Tesco Express are next door so I will pick up some essential foodstuffs that Wales allows. And the Funeral parlour is next door to that, so any sweets the Polish shop kindly give me as a gift for shopping there will go straight to the charity boxes of food just inside the Funeral Parlour door.

    And I shall see if I can do a wee little drive before I come back home...

    I don't like the painting I have done for today, so I will try and rescue it when I come back...

    Oh, I am writing a few postcards and letters to pop in the postbox this morning. I got this cartoon a week ago from a friend in Wyoming. I am very slow. I just didn't get the cartoon until this morning...

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    Rats - spoke too soon about stable sensors ... Registered LO all night so I think this one has gone kaput so have the stress of calling Abbot and dealing with their customer “service” reps.

    Place your bets at how long they make me keep it on before they agree to send out a replacement?
     
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  20. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @geefull - It’s a very loose style that I like for landscapes.
    A couple of good pencil sketches from you today, is one a water droplet? A great wave - I like the way that you have it lifting, up into a curve, anticipation of the final surge and then pounding down onto the rocks.
     
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