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  1. Poll: Yes, that's what I told DH: I praised his ability...

    Yes, that's what I told DH: I praised his ability to taxi and take off so well, and I told him that true phobias are visceral responses. Frankly, I've always been amazed, knowing about this phobia,...
  2. Poll: So here is what happened: This morning DH sent...

    So here is what happened:

    This morning DH sent all kinds of text messages to the kids about flying up into the Wild Blue Yonder and maybe doing a barrel roll or two. The day was absolutely perfect...
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    Yes, one day at a time. Glad the treatment seems...

    Yes, one day at a time. Glad the treatment seems to be having good effect!
  4. Poll: Part of the reason my eldest son gave his dad...

    Part of the reason my eldest son gave his dad this gift for his birthday was that my DS remembered the hours and hours that DH spent on his home office computer on Flight Simulator.

    So maybe one...
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    haha!!! Thanks for the meme-ory Of content...

    haha!!!

    Thanks for the meme-ory
    Of content that is terse
    A sentence is perverse!
    And icons spin
    A tale that's thin
    For better or for worse
    How pithy it is!
  6. Poll: Would you accompany your partner on their first flying lesson?

    DH got a flying lesson in a Cessna with a trained pilot, obviously, for his birthday. He chose a Saturday so that I could go with him.

    I have a million commercial miles in the air, but somehow...
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    Kind of a rant-y observation in the workplace. ...

    Kind of a rant-y observation in the workplace.

    I was asked, last minute, to write a report for a quick study I moderated. I was given the task of writing the report just Tuesday, and I was told...
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    Good for you!!! That's wonderful! Give us your...

    Good for you!!! That's wonderful! Give us your secrets! I kept mine from last year all this year, but haven't really tried to get it to bloom.
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    Oh no. So sorry, Tybee. How awful!! I will hold...

    Oh no. So sorry, Tybee. How awful!! I will hold them in my prayers.

    ETA: Just read the more positive update. So good to hear, but I will still hold them in my prayers!
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    I'm assuming those arches are original? I love...

    I'm assuming those arches are original? I love them!

    And the flooring is going to be worth every penny. So exciting to see the house coming along.
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    My lips are sealed. Really, hearing that line...

    My lips are sealed. Really, hearing that line makes me want to seal my lips! :)
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    Oh, I'm so sorry, pinkytoe. I know that you have...

    Oh, I'm so sorry, pinkytoe. I know that you have been missing TX, and this must really make you miss it even more. I've thought a lot about the concept of a "sense of place" and how important it is...
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    That's a classic, happystuff! I see there are a...

    That's a classic, happystuff! I see there are a few Princess Bride quotes here.

    Speaking of classics, I remember just breaking down and sobbing in my seat in the movies in 1967 at the end of...
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    I love "I'm not dead yet"! My exposure is from...

    I love "I'm not dead yet"! My exposure is from the musical Spamalot.

    IL, yes, Miranda Priestly is an iconic character. That's one of the movies DH and I happen to watch over and over if we see...
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    Favorite lines from movies

    I went out to eat last night with my DD/DSIL/DH/DS.

    It was a nice place--like a Manhattan loft-type restaurant, but not that expensive--kind of medium priced for a very interesting menu. Couldn't...
  16. It is a delicate balance to determine whether...

    It is a delicate balance to determine whether humans are interfering or intervening for positive purposes. This is an old video, but if you haven't seen it, it really is worth a view: "How Wolves...
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    Poll: I have an appointment for December 11 for my...

    I have an appointment for December 11 for my booster.

    I was invited to a holiday dinner hosted by one of my favorite clients in NJ. I wasn't going to go, but DH kind of pressured me a little...
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    I made this recipe for DH and he LOVED IT!!! And...

    I made this recipe for DH and he LOVED IT!!! And he "doesn't like" Indian food. If I can make it, anyone can make it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfUsS9zeuw

    But I did hedge my bets by...
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    I know some people don't like Dave Ramsey, but...

    I know some people don't like Dave Ramsey, but here is where I got the idea of a "legacy drawer"

    https://www.ramseysolutions.com/retirement/legacy-drawer-keep-your-family-prepared
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    I agree--2 BRs is a must-have for me, no matter...

    I agree--2 BRs is a must-have for me, no matter how small the house. I'm glad you got the 2 BR, Terry--you were considering the 1BR, right? I use my 2nd BR as an office/sleeping space for my kids...
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    Perfect.

    Perfect.
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    I have a document, and I've told my oldest son...

    I have a document, and I've told my oldest son where it is. In it I have instructions with passwords for all my bank stuff and everything else they might need.

    I also have included this forum's...
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    And what happened to Ishbel? I thought about her...

    And what happened to Ishbel? I thought about her the other day. And Spartana, and Mrs. Mizerly. There are a lot more, unfortunately that are "gone but not forgotten."
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    My "category" tends to be to support our local...

    My "category" tends to be to support our local businesses, especially this time of year at Christmas. Every year I send my brother/SIL and gift basket with VT-made products, and they're mostly food,...
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm is a great show. Terrific...

    Curb Your Enthusiasm is a great show. Terrific comedic insight on human relationships.
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