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Hi Quilting

I still have your quilt on my sofa and think of you and all the DPers who signed it every day.

That is a funny story about the frog from high school. I guess that means that boy must have liked you! Humans aren't so good at expressing emotions like that, especially not young boys. lol.

Politics doesn't make much sense to me either. I hope that doesn't keep you away! We could use your positive spirit around here. A lot of the craziness seems to have died down. It is a lot looser around here (as the frog video shows!)

What kind of health challenges do you have? A friend of mine told me that his wife just got diagnosed with fibromialgia recently. I'm not sure what that means, or even how to spell it! But I know it has to do with fatigue.

I've pretty much given up eating wheat, since the beginning of the year. I lost 11 lbs in January. February - well, that didn't go so well, between the Superbowl, and Chinese New Year (lots of feasts) and a trip to the West Coast where I didn't bother much with 'dieting'. But I didn't gain any weight back. So I count that as coming out ahead.

I've been telling everyone I know about this book Wheat Belly:

It is amazing all the problems that wheat causes. A friend of mine gave it up, and found that his joint pain disappeared after just a couple of weeks. I lost the weight basically by not doing much more than not eating wheat, and I feel like I have more energy.

Hope that is a helpful tidbit. I've also been drinking a lot of raw vegetable juice. Kale + Carrots + Celery + Cucumbers + an Apple. Yum. Better than coffee. Instant energy. (But I still like coffee!)