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    Kay - here in CA everyone has privacy fences. ...

    Kay - here in CA everyone has privacy fences. They're supposed to be 6' tall but many people, including us, find ways to make them taller without breaking ordinance. When we looked at homes in NJ...
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    Rosa - you should give Eleanor a try, maybe...

    Rosa - you should give Eleanor a try, maybe you'll like it. I was expecting something very different. If you check out some of the Amazon reviews you'll get a better idea of what's in store. I...
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    I did like her portrayal of young people. I read...

    I did like her portrayal of young people. I read a lot of YA literature, so that part was not new to me, although I did appreciate it. In thinking about it, I've never read War and Peace or any of...
  4. Thread: A little OCD

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    Also in the paralysis by analysis camp. A motto...

    Also in the paralysis by analysis camp. A motto that I find comforting, though I don't know if it has been particularly effective, is: Perfection is the Enemy of Done.
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    Oh, I am so sorry. (((((((Boss Mare))))))))

    Oh, I am so sorry. (((((((Boss Mare))))))))
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    For those of you who liked the book - what was it...

    For those of you who liked the book - what was it about it that you liked?

    Part of my struggle with it is that nothing about it feels new. I feel like it's a barrage of words about things not are...
  7. Thread: Being Mortal

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    Ouch. even the bargain is expensive. Do they...

    Ouch. even the bargain is expensive. Do they pay it all out of pocket?
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    The Goldfinch ~ Spoiler Alert

    I've been reading the novel and it is soooo long. I'm about 60% through (with a lot of skimming) and I don't think I can keep going. It's not that it's bad, it's just there is so much words, a lot...
  9. Has anyone read The Sparrow? I thought it was a...

    Has anyone read The Sparrow? I thought it was a good glimpse into religion and spirituality. I'm thinking of reading the sequel, Children of God, even though I'm not religious just because I want...
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    I've been stopping myself from food shopping...

    I've been stopping myself from food shopping until there's nothing left to make a meal with. So far it's working well; I'm more creative and relaxed about food and things just seem simpler. Nothing...
  11. Thread: Face fighting

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    Too cute! I was thinking this post had something...

    Too cute! I was thinking this post had something to do with gang violence. :) Those chunksters are adorable.
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    I'd be happy to take some of those tomatoes and...

    I'd be happy to take some of those tomatoes and peppers of your hands!
  13. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Wow. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it? ...

    Wow. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it? Good for him. Strong character, there.
  14. Thread: Again?

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    Did you see they have a little Maltese mix? So...

    Did you see they have a little Maltese mix? So cute. Of course, they're all cute! :)
  15. Thread: Being Mortal

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    The book has made me realize what a slippery...

    The book has made me realize what a slippery slope the treatments are. How quickly it snowballs and people don't know when to stop. I'm also learning a lot about hospice.
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    I enjoy seeing a lot of pictures... I didn't...

    I enjoy seeing a lot of pictures... I didn't realize it pushes the cost up. :|(
  17. Thread: Being Mortal

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    It really makes you think about what kind of life...

    It really makes you think about what kind of life you want to live. The idea of living until your body literally decays and you slowly waste away is scary to me. I really appreciate how honest he...
  18. Thread: Being Mortal

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    Being Mortal

    Has anyone read Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End
    by Atul Gawande?...
  19. Thread: Again?

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    Again?

    I have a bad habit of looking at dog shelters and rescues online. After my experience with my dog Lucy, I said I would not take in anymore dogs for a while. And that I would stop looking at dogs....
  20. Thread: "Cuties"

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    Iris - did you have too much wine! :laff: ...

    Iris - did you have too much wine! :laff:

    I've been thinking how there was no uproar at all about "Little Miss Sunshine" even though there are some similarities. In LMS, the child is 10 and...
  21. Thread: "Cuties"

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    "Cuties"

    *Spoiler Alert* Discussion of the movie "Cuties"

    For me one of the saddest parts was Amy under the bed listening to her mother make phone calls announcing the upcoming wedding of her husband to...
  22. Thread: Smoked out

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    Thank you. It's been about a month since we've...

    Thank you. It's been about a month since we've been able to be outside safely. I finally feel like myself again. This morning we had sunshine and it was so exciting! Weird the things we take for...
  23. Thread: Smoked out

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    Yesterday and today I was able to spend a good...

    Yesterday and today I was able to spend a good amount of time outdoors and it was WONDERFUL. I puttered yesterday, washing down greenery, sweeping, pruning and enjoying the beautiful blue sky and...
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    What I'm finding is that I enjoy discovering a...

    What I'm finding is that I enjoy discovering a new concept/idea/story, but am not all that interested in all the details. More and more I skip over the long descriptive paragraphs.

    Tammy - Have...
  25. IL - you and my dh are of the same mind. And...

    IL - you and my dh are of the same mind. And most of the time I've learned to just ignore things that I don't agree with in these particular relationships. Although my personality is such that...
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