I actually did a 24-hour urine collection test so my urologist could do a whole panel workup of what I might be deficient in or have too much of that could have caused the kidney stone. In my case the citrates (or something similar?) were low and they help prevent the formation of stones, and studies have shown that… Read more
After having a kidney stone about a year and a half ago, you better believe I drink a ton of water every day. My goal is usually 100 oz, of which at least 70oz is water (the remainder is usually coffee and booze). I’m supposed to mix in around 4oz of lemon juice a day as well but I’m less successful in that endeavor.
There was one restaurant we were at, it might have been Texas Roadhouse? where my hubby asked for a Long Island and the bartender asked if he wanted at least mid-shelf alcohol, cause she really, really recommended not drinking the rail booze at all. Maybe she was just trying to upsell him, but she certainly sounded… Read more
I will point out that my statin specifically directs me to take it at night before bedtime, because the body makes the most cholesterol (or however it works) when you’re sleeping. But who am I to judge.
We recently acquired a cottage on a lake in Maine and window in front of the kitchen sink has a greenhouse window box exactly like this. It does, indeed, shows signs of leak damage and probably needs to be replaced. And unfortunately it looks directly into our neighbor’s window so we tend to keep the shade closed. I… Read more
They’re only open to the public one day a year - they do an open house/beer-fest style event in the summer, which we went to for the first time this year. It was a fantastic, very well-attended event. Truly the CLEANEST brewery I have ever been in. What I could see of the grounds was beautiful - it looks like a very… Read more
Ooof, 2 kitchens. The biggest separation I’ve ever seen was a high school friend who had two dishwashers, one each for meat and dairy dishes. They were the smaller drawer-style kind, stacked so they still just took the space of one regular dishwasher. (Or maybe it was one unit built to be separate like that? … Read more
The last time we waited in one of the “long” Tree House lines was one of the last times they released Good Morning, a week or two before Thanksgiving several years ago. Not sure they were even doing *any* canning at that point? Anyway we got in line about 1.5 hours before they opened on a Saturday, and I think were… Read more
I’ve been to a Halloween wedding that specified “Masquerade Ball” as the dress code, and it worked just fine. Basically the “Very Fancy” version of costume party.
Our favorite bartender has been sober for 13 years, but she still is able to design a fantastic cocktail menu (with lots of research and feedback, of course). She’ll often recruit us to try the new drinks and beers so she knows how to describe them. (She’ll tell a random who asks “oh, I don’t drink, I’m allergic” but… Read more
What about, second breakfast *instead* of lunch? Tie this into the “How Many Eggs is Too Many” article from the other day.