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    I am tracking all grocery expenses this year...

    I am tracking all grocery expenses this year broken down into food, non-food, alcohol, coffee (just curious) and pets. I haven't yet taken the time to tally though so it will be interesting. Too much...
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    DH loves it for his pour-over coffee. We stash...

    DH loves it for his pour-over coffee. We stash ours in the cupboard over the fridge after each use.
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    I am constantly amazed at the food bargains and...

    I am constantly amazed at the food bargains and abundant choices out there. Consequently, we have an overly-stocked pantry and freezer. We did one last run today but I told DH we are not buying...
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    Another thing I did was sort the troubles into...

    Another thing I did was sort the troubles into things I can actually do something about vs things I have no control over - those I can get off my plate.
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    Simplifying your thought burdens

    I put this under health as a recent mysterious health situation made me ponder the topic. Saw the usual doctors and was sent for invasive tests with nothing conclusive to explain the symptoms and...
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    I inherited my mom's hair that stays golden brown...

    I inherited my mom's hair that stays golden brown while your face "matures". I wish they matched one way or the other...
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    I would not use 401K money. Trying to figure out...

    I would not use 401K money. Trying to figure out now how to purchase another domicile while still in this one as contingent sales aren't going over well in the areas we are considering. Too many cash...
  8. I have always had an overactive imagination but...

    I have always had an overactive imagination but especially as a child. TV, reading and music were very influential to a 50s-60s kid like myself. My mother had me taking lessons of all sorts too -...
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    I have thought several times about letting...

    I have thought several times about letting someone who is down and out live in my basement temporarily but I also realize that there are too many things that might go awry in that situation...so I...
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    My paternal grandmother died at a young age from...

    My paternal grandmother died at a young age from massive burns when the paraffin she was melting for canning caught on fire over the wood stove. Life was short and brutal for many.
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    My grandfather was a cattle rancher in the high...

    My grandfather was a cattle rancher in the high mountains of western Colorado and I was always enthralled with his way of life. Several times when I was younger, we visited his long abandoned summer...
  12. I was shocked to hear how much DD will have to...

    I was shocked to hear how much DD will have to pay for childcare for her twins coming up.
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    So much wisdom seems to come later in life about...

    So much wisdom seems to come later in life about what really feeds our souls. I too get a lot of satisfaction from being resourceful. Being in cold climes now, I do have much trepidation about...
  14. There was something in the news about Italy's...

    There was something in the news about Italy's declining population. Many of the beautiful little villages are becoming nothing but old people and will surely die out. The young people they...
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    Had plans to go over the mountains to brother's...

    Had plans to go over the mountains to brother's house but chickened out. They are having multiple feet of snow in Telluride so didn't want to head into that. We will partake of a feast by eating out...
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    I have no way of answering that as every day and...

    I have no way of answering that as every day and situation is different. I have moved to a neighborhood that is predominantly Anglo, retired and conservative (not knowingly by the way). Perhaps it is...
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    It has been my experience that yes it is mostly...

    It has been my experience that yes it is mostly white males that are most belligerent about their beliefs.
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    I guess the stereotype comes when some people...

    I guess the stereotype comes when some people (mostly older white males) get very fixed in their beliefs and refuse to budge or hear someone else's opinion whether at the dinner table or any other...
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    I have always been befuddled by overtly Christian...

    I have always been befuddled by overtly Christian folk who feel they need to pronounce their beliefs for all to hear/see. However, Ricky came from a part of Texas where that is a way of being. There...
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    The Body - A Guide for Occupants/Bill Bryson....

    The Body - A Guide for Occupants/Bill Bryson. Really interesting stuff about all our bits and systems.
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    I can no longer eat lentils though I like them a...

    I can no longer eat lentils though I like them a lot. They put me in distress for days.
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    I think this is key. I will never be a landlord...

    I think this is key. I will never be a landlord again after our unexpected experiences. For us, it was not worth the headaches. I know too that in contemplating a return to Texas that prices are...
  23. Hmmm...I seem to recall a similar mindset when I...

    Hmmm...I seem to recall a similar mindset when I was young. It was not cool to over-populate and having one or none was best. Thus, I do get aggravated when I see so many moms at the park these days...
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    I am so sorry. I have a thing for orange cats and...

    I am so sorry. I have a thing for orange cats and their pink toes - mellowest cats around; I had to put mine down many years ago.
  25. None of us choose to be here (unless one believes...

    None of us choose to be here (unless one believes in karma/new age beliefs); the bad/sad thing is when the circumstances into which one is born are not conducive to helping one have a satisfying...
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