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What to do with Potato Starch?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I purchased a big bag of potato starch (that I cannot return) BEFORE I found out that I can no longer ingest it.

So, are there some crafts I can make using it?


Any suggestions??

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DJ4HEALTH 10/26/2014 8:28PM

    Can you donate it to a food bank or a homeless shelter? How about the food drives?

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 10/5/2014 10:44PM

    Is it goopy when wet? Could it be used as a sort of glue?

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CLAIREMZM 9/22/2014 9:36AM

    Wow, that's a tough one. If I lived closer, I'd say I would come over and pick it up!

You've probably looked it up and found as much as I have. Perhaps you could experiment with crafts that use cornstarch and substitute the potato starch. Or maybe there is a gluten free exchange (like a co-op) in your area that you could give it to, or perhaps trade something for it. I honestly have no idea if such things exist, but being a Midwesterner, we all think California would have all that kind of stuff. In any case, I hope you figure out something! emoticon

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Good things!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wearing my 'skinny' shorts. emoticon
emoticon Lowest weight in three years (before health crisis).
BP meds cut in half. (readings were 'good') emoticon
emoticon Jenny-cat acclimating. See improvements daily. (still have a ways to go)
Actually LIKE my new doctor! emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/29/2014 1:53PM

    Absolutely wonderful news! So glad to hear all these things are going well.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/28/2014 1:00PM

    Very good Elisa! You must be so proud! We're proud of you!!!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 7/26/2014 5:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon WOOT WOOT! Very good, my friend!! Glad the kitty cat is doing a bit better, too. emoticon

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MEMEEMEEE 7/26/2014 1:57PM

    Fantastic! Way to go! emoticon

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SHAWFAN 7/26/2014 10:19AM

    Great work!! Keep on going!! emoticon

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_RAMONA 7/25/2014 11:10PM





...did I say, emoticon ?

I really am so very happy for you!

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UKNOWITNOW 7/25/2014 10:26PM

  Great work. emoticon

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Cat Adoption Update

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yesterday I blogged about our new cat.

Thank you , my SPfriends for your input and prayers.

Today, she actually came out of hiding, sat on me (ugh) and purred for a bit. :-)

Weighs in at 11 .2 pounds!

Changed her name from Lilly to.... Jenny Lillyanna Hidee Patience Meow.

AKA: Jenny-girl, Jenny-cat, Cat

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CAMEOSUN 8/17/2014 12:18AM

    Cute. emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/22/2014 11:00AM

    Glad Jenny came out of hiding! She will settle in more over time.

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NELLIEC 7/21/2014 4:24PM

    Be glad it is not my cat Stratus that sat on you. He is about 20 lb.

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SHAWFAN 7/20/2014 9:53PM

    Lovely. Have fun with her.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/20/2014 6:31PM

    Sounds like Jenny-girl made up with you! She will know she is loved

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I gone and done it!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Remember, after Nicky passed onto Cat Heaven in December, I decided that Jasmine cat was plenty? I quickly discovered with delight that taking care of one cat was much easier.

On and off through out this time, I would look at the free cats and dogs on CL. Just for fun.

Well.... this last listing was of a cat named Lilly. Didn't think much of it. But when an hour later, I couldn't get her out of my mind, I decided to find out more info on her.

But this time DH came home. After a flurry of activity, he sat down in front of the computer showing Lilly. I was finally able to ask him his opinion. He shrugged.

So I replied to the Listing. We discussed it a bit more. Pros and cons. I prayed about it. Received God's assurance. Then the foster mom called. Lilly met most of my criteria. I told her I'd call her back after discussing it with DH.

DH shrugged again but came up with a solution to a few hurdles.

I took that as a Yes! Called foster mom. Ended up she, her son and Lilly drove up that night arriving around 9:30 p.m.

3-yr old Lilly has lived a difficult life. She is a scardy-cat (with good reason) and is overweight (people before foster mom didn't feed her much), so now Lilly is making up for it. She has green eyes, a nice meow and is currently hiding under the bed. (I made sure there was room for her before she arrived, knowing this would happen.) She hasn't eaten yet. Would appreciate prayers for all of us.

Dilemma: DH wants to call her Jenny. Jenny fits her better, but she already knows her name is Lilly. Any suggestions?

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OPALMOON 7/22/2014 10:58AM

    Congratulations on your newest addition to your family!

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SHAWFAN 7/19/2014 10:15PM

    Congrats on your new kitty. I hope she gets used to you and her new home quickly and without too much fuss. Prayers for a smooth transition. emoticon

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_RAMONA 7/19/2014 4:20PM

    Enjoy your new kittypet!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 7/19/2014 2:49PM

    We changed our Betsy's name. Think of it as the old name being associated with a difficult life & new name with pleasant association. I think it takes them a day or two, to try eating @ a new home. Betsy went a day without eating & throwing up (just from moving with us across town.) Changes are scary things. Congrats on your new kitty! She will learn what a nice secure home she has with you. emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/19/2014 2:33PM

    Any name that you call her with a loving voice will be right. Congrats on your new cat!

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Please help me name my Zhus.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Please help me name my Zhus. They didn't come with the tags.

Left is a cat. It purrs, 'dances' to music, and makes other cat sounds.

Middle has a butterfly 'tattoo' and makes a few cats sounds and twitters.

The one on the right I think belongs to the "Rockstar" group. He says, 'woohoo', giggles and dances to music, and snores.

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CAMEOSUN 6/1/2014 8:26PM

    Cute. Low maintenance. emoticon

...not sure of names though.

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OPALMOON 5/31/2014 1:25PM

    Max. Cleo, and Hugo...?

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SHAWFAN 5/30/2014 6:14AM

    I'm in knowing more about these also.

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/29/2014 9:30PM

    I've never heard of those. How big are they? How much sound do they make? They sure are cute!

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