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    Wow! I had no idea you had such harsh Winters in...

    Wow! I had no idea you had such harsh Winters in NM. It must be so beautiful!

    My DH is from Pueblo CO, not so far away, and it's pretty mild.
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    That's great Gardnr! I've never been good with...

    That's great Gardnr! I've never been good with budget stuff.

    Our property taxes went up a lot this year and, as we have 3 rental properties, the impact was pretty significant. If the market...
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    Ha! Chai tea is my favorite, I will definitely do...

    Ha! Chai tea is my favorite, I will definitely do that :)

    I'll give the class a good shot. I'm taking it through OLLI*, so it's basically free, and it's an ongoing class, 2x per week. And, it's...
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    I finally got around to watching The...

    I finally got around to watching The Avengers:Infinty War. I really liked it, and I guess the sequel will be out before long.
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    Thanks for the comments! I was under the...

    Thanks for the comments!
    I was under the impression that Tai chi was very safe and gentle - I'll have to keep aware of my body signals. I've hurt myself doing yoga before.
    Doesn't sound like...
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    Is it possible to do most, or all, of the things...

    Is it possible to do most, or all, of the things you want in a frugal way?

    For example, friend #1 could stay at an inexpensive Airbnb while on her trip, get food from groceries rather than eating...
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    Tai chi, anyone?

    I've signed up for a Tai chi class and am wondering if anyone has experience with it.
    What did you like or dislike about it?
    The teacher has an excellent reputation - I'm concerned that I might...
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    Peace & joy :)

    Peace & joy :)
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    It was so bright! Wonderful solstice!

    It was so bright! Wonderful solstice!
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    I used to make desserts, I liked to make pies....

    I used to make desserts, I liked to make pies. And dump cake, which is nutritional nightmare but scrumptious.

    Now I make a fruit crumble once in a while, very light on the sugar, lots of fruit and...
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    Beautiful frosty morning. The oak tree has 2...

    Beautiful frosty morning. The oak tree has 2 Downy woodpeckers and a bunch of Steller's Jay's flitting about. Sweet!
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    I just stubbornly refuse to accept that pain is...

    I just stubbornly refuse to accept that pain is going to be chronic.

    I think it's healthy to get out of crisis mode (constant googling of condition, seeing lots of doctors, etc.) but without a...
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    I agree that it depends on the yoga style and the...

    I agree that it depends on the yoga style and the teacher. I would ask around - if there is an active Nextdoor group in your area, that could be a starting point.
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    Mortal Engines Like the Hobbit, too much CGI and...

    Mortal Engines
    Like the Hobbit, too much CGI and too little heart.
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    "Let it Snow" by Captain Picard...

    "Let it Snow" by Captain Picard
    https://youtu.be/oiSn2JuDQSc
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    Geila, I really enjoyed Less too.

    Geila, I really enjoyed Less too.
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    Our country is run by corporations and the .01%....

    Our country is run by corporations and the .01%. They apparently live in cloisters where crazy poor people and climate change don't exist.

    It's a couple of years old, but I think the book "The...
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    In my view, libraries should be referral sources...

    In my view, libraries should be referral sources - we can refer needy patrons to the appropriate agencies. We provide information; our mission is not to provide counseling, shelter, food, and so on. ...
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    Oh, and if you use reading glasses I would opt...

    Oh, and if you use reading glasses I would opt for one that has a larger display. I wouldn't want to have to look for my glasses whenever I check the time.
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    I have a Fitbit charge 2, no problems. I even...

    I have a Fitbit charge 2, no problems. I even dove into the lake (twice!) This summer and forgot to remove it, but it keeps on ticking.
    For my particular exercise program and health issues, it is a...
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    Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson. Science...

    Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson.
    Science fiction about a settlement on the moon (and Earth politics) set 50 years from now. I'm about 1/2 way through and thoroughly enjoying it.
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    We have the same rules here. A few cars go...

    We have the same rules here.

    A few cars go over the cliff on the Siskiyou Pass (OR/CA) every year. Not for the faint of heart!
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    I wrote a long reply to this then dropped my...

    I wrote a long reply to this then dropped my phone - gone!

    I work at a public library in a town with a large number of homeless, transients, and travellers. All staff have had training on this...
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    Just to add, for me, it wasn't resentment about...

    Just to add, for me, it wasn't resentment about work at all. I'm retired now and treasure my leisurely mornings all the more.
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    I don't know if it's a psychological issue, but I...

    I don't know if it's a psychological issue, but I need a few quiet hours in the morning too. Without that I feel frazzled all day.

    I learned to arrange my schedule so I didn't have to be at work...
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