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    I have been buying maple syrup in glass bottles...

    I have been buying maple syrup in glass bottles with plastic lids. This morning I opened a new bottle - trash = plastic safety wrap over neck/lid and foam inner seal.

    yesterday I found an Etsy...
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    Zoe girl, i’m glad for your Dd. This is a long...

    Zoe girl, i’m glad for your Dd. This is a long hard trip. My heart Dd went through a similar time 6 years ago. Keep telling her how amazing she is - just for finding the strength to try to take...
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    So, happystuff, how do you completely avoid...

    So, happystuff, how do you completely avoid buying plastic? What does your grocery shopping look like? That is the biggest problem for me (second is feed bags, I have no way to get feed not in...
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    Today at graduation: refreshments. i ate some...

    Today at graduation:
    refreshments.

    i ate some of the fruit being served directly from the plastic packaging/serving container.
    i used a plastic fork because I forgot to bring a fork - I brought...
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    Well, today I attended graduation. Moments of...

    Well, today I attended graduation. Moments of laughter, moments of tears. A lot of joy at their growth a successes, but a lot of regrets too - the ones I didn’t get to know, the ones I wonder if I...
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    Have you considered shooting Harlan so that you...

    Have you considered shooting Harlan so that you don’t have the expense of his upkeep, the concern of his care while you travel, and the inconvenience of his belongings in your space?

    (I assume...
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    So, THAT is the sort of thing I am afraid of as...

    So, THAT is the sort of thing I am afraid of as far as space issues go when dh retires. He will be home. My mail will be driving him nuts. He will remove it from the couch/table/ottoman/floor and...
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    Too much stuff, I call her my heartdaughter...

    Too much stuff, I call her my heartdaughter because i did not give birth to or adopt her, so I am not her legal mom. I did not marry her parent, and so I am not a stepmom. She did not marry my...
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    Iris lilies, he is only our boy. He lives with...

    Iris lilies, he is only our boy. He lives with his father four weeknights a week during the school year. (honestly, i’m not sure why he even gets to have a relationship with his son, but her xmil...
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    My three children had chicken pox one at a time...

    My three children had chicken pox one at a time 19 years ago. The were first exposed shortly after Halloween. I did not take them away from the house until the last one was scabbed over shortly...
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    I will completely allow myself to be bossed...

    I will completely allow myself to be bossed around in order to see my grandchildren. If I ever get any grandchildren. I will share my thoughts and then I will do as I am told. Because they are not...
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    I pretty much want to be around dh most of the...

    I pretty much want to be around dh most of the time. I follow him around the house, I bend my schedule to his, I hate to sleep alone. If I want to be around people at all, I want to be around him. ...
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    So, here is another insight from my dh and...

    So, here is another insight from my dh and retirement thread. I do not like change.

    i know this, but I lose sight of it.

    this week I have been unsettled, lazy, uninterested in doing things...
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    Lol mschrisgo2, i hate change.

    Lol mschrisgo2,

    i hate change.
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    This is a little more complicated because dhd is...

    This is a little more complicated because dhd is bi and gf and the woman she has been having an affair with have been poisoning the local lesbian community against dhd.

    They may end up as...
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    Break up in family

    My heart daughter is separating from her gf. For good and sufficient reasons. It is a wise and healthy choice, but her heart is breaking. It is complicated by the fact that they co-own a business...
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    My mother made a comment when she was here that...

    My mother made a comment when she was here that she doesn’t understand these couples going on separate vacations (dil is going on a service mission to Nepal this summer, dil is going to Germany with...
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    I love dh company, I just don’t love the idea of...

    I love dh company, I just don’t love the idea of him running every minute of my life. When he is home, I tend to plan everything around him. Although, maybe if he was always home, I would stop...
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    Lol, iris lilies, I feel like we just built a...

    Lol, iris lilies, I feel like we just built a second house on the back of the first one!
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    No, HE is the responsible one! I don’t want to...

    No, HE is the responsible one! I don’t want to be the responsible one! I don’t want to be the one who says “I have to go to work tomorrow.” But I still want to go to work.
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    I’m concerned that it is GOING to be a sudden...

    I’m concerned that it is GOING to be a sudden radical change - because he doesn’t really want to talk about it, and the cutting the timeline by 4 yearswith no lead in.

    This is probably should...
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    Yeah, so the thing that is bothering me is that I...

    Yeah, so the thing that is bothering me is that I can’t get him to talk to me. He seems to think the only important conversation is the money. For a long time he has joked that when he retires he’s...
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    Iris, cross post - upstairs: bedroom - my...

    Iris,

    cross post -

    upstairs: bedroom - my dresser and shelf are crammed and messy - I tend to leave clothes on the bed and floor, his shelf, two dressers and nightstand are neat, clean and...
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    In my case it was parents house to firetrap...

    In my case it was parents house to firetrap apartment with no functioning adults (interlude in car) to minimum wage job supporting husband apartment, (add two kids), to husband’s house.

    One of...
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