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Good things:

     Hurrah for a Friday! I need a weekend.

     Also delighted to have a successful whole blood donation at work on Thursday. Iron was nice and high (for me) so all the molasses in them baked beans and molasses on my waffles must have helped! ;)

     Also watched the last episode of 'Foyle's War' season 5 this evening. I'm so glad my parents found out about it and loaned them all to me--it has been quite a treat!

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On May 15th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC), topercolate commented:
Are you iron deficient? I ask because I have been wanting to donate blood for awhile, but have iron deficiency anemia.
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On May 15th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Well, I know I have a tendency toward anemia, both from the 'female curse' and because I recall going to the doctor about it waaaaay back in highschool. But since I largely eat vegetarian these days, that doesn't help. I take a LOT of iron supplements the week before a donation (as well as my regular multivitamin supplement), and try to avoid foods that deplete iron absorption, etc, and I still come close to the cut-off too often. It's exasperating!
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On May 15th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC), topercolate replied:
Hm, I should probably talk to my doctor about this (I don't even know who my doctor is anymore! It's been over a year, I haven't been a good patient, and she doesn't love me for it).

I try to avoid foods that interefere with iron absorption, as well, but it is hard, because I love my coffee so much. ;)

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On May 15th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Yes, I love my iced tea in the summertime--hard to give it up.

I'd rather go to the dentist than the doctor, personally. ;P
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On May 15th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Glad to hear the blood donation went well.
You finish the last episode of Foyles's war already. Enjoy your weekend.
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On May 15th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Yes, and Nancy was happy to have high enough iron too, but poor Shelley got kicked out (again) for too high a temperature, even after drinking ice water all morning!

Hopefully I can get something done now that I'm not watching 'Foyle's War' all the time! ;) You have a good weekend too!
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On May 15th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
That's wonderful news about the blood donation! Is waffles, baked beans and molasses tasty?
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On May 15th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I've gotten fond of molasses on my waffles, though they're much more sticky and messy than my usual plain butter topping.

Since I buy the cans of vegetarian baked beans, they tend to be a bit bland unless I add something, which could be chopped onions, or sometimes maple syrup and brown sugar, and now I use molasses if I have a donation coming up. It's amazing that just one tablespoon of black molasses has 15% of the daily iron requirement, and the beans themselves give me about 30% (for my serving size).

But I certainly wouldn't put waffles IN my baked beans! =P
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On May 15th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC), 1hope1dream commented:
Hey Joelle! I just saw the new userpics. I like the "Bloodthirsty Writer At Work" one. LOL I need one like that.
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On May 15th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! I just made it today. =)

What writer isn't bloodthirsty, I wonder...?