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    DD wisely told me when I inquired about something...

    DD wisely told me when I inquired about something she and her hubby were "discussing" that one has to pick their battles in a marriage. DH gladly does cleaning and cooking chores but some like...
  2. I worked in retail for a while in the mid 1980s....

    I worked in retail for a while in the mid 1980s. My boss at the time would follow me around when the store was not busy and ask me what color my panties were. That dude would have been fired on the...
  3. My mother always told me that she wanted to know...

    My mother always told me that she wanted to know another life besides the mountains she grew up in where most women married very young to farmers or ranchers and had too many children. She got her...
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    I think the 24-7 life of Covid isolation has...

    I think the 24-7 life of Covid isolation has exposed those of us with partners to each other's warts in all their facets. DH's personality has changed over the past year and he has become a real...
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    Oh my, that is a tough situation. I am wondering...

    Oh my, that is a tough situation. I am wondering what happens to your son if something happens to you? It doesn't sound like either your son's condition or your living situation is something that...
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    Feline Philosophy - which is an odd juxtaposition...

    Feline Philosophy - which is an odd juxtaposition of ancient human philosophy descriptions (Aristotle, Seneca, Tao...) and the superiority of cat thought.
    a quote within "“If cats could understand...
  7. My father-in-law had a somewhat rare side effect...

    My father-in-law had a somewhat rare side effect of taking statins over a long period. He developed dysgusia (sp?) which is taste distortions and it only got worse as time went by. Everything he ate...
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    Lima beans aka butter beans with beet salad. Corn...

    Lima beans aka butter beans with beet salad. Corn bread with honey butter.
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    I am guessing all the sizing disparities are due...

    I am guessing all the sizing disparities are due to whatever Chinese factory they get switched to for lowest job bid. Last year, I bought two long sleeved Land's Ends cotton t-shirts for layering;...
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    My everyday clothes are looking raggedy too. The...

    My everyday clothes are looking raggedy too. The only thing that ever comes close to fitting are my usual PM size in Land's End and Talbot's but as you say, not consistently. I have sometimes looked...
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    One of our favorite sides is fresh kale (torn...

    One of our favorite sides is fresh kale (torn into small pieces) lightly sautéed in olive oil along with thinly sliced red onion, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Splash with balsamic vinegar right...
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    Since we are stuck at home for several months, I...

    Since we are stuck at home for several months, I have decided to wait for the single dose vaccines yet to come. There just seems to be a lot of chaos with the current ones with some who are now...
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    We just sub plain yogurt for the mayo. Apple...

    We just sub plain yogurt for the mayo. Apple cider vinegar, dab of oil and honey.
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    You might do a "small kitchen" search on...

    You might do a "small kitchen" search on apartment therapy website for more ideas.
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    Today's Atlantic has a good description of how...

    Today's Atlantic has a good description of how viruses mutate:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/01/coronavirus-mutations-variants/617694/
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    I think many of us have way more cabinets than we...

    I think many of us have way more cabinets than we need. Opposite our small u-shaped kitchen is an 8 ft wall. Fridge on one end, pantry on the other, bottom cabinet in between and shelves over it. The...
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    This is the crack slaw recipe we use:...

    This is the crack slaw recipe we use:
    https://www.budgetbytes.com/beef-cabbage-stir-fry/
    Tonight is a veggie bowl - farro, sweet potato and black bean with other chopped veggies and an avocado sauce
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    buying stuff from Amazon?

    I need to buy a new mattress pad and have been looking at amazon as well as JCP and other stores. Seems like so much of amazon's merchandise is now from Asian vendors - descriptions are strangely...
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    I have the NYT digital version for $4 a month. I...

    I have the NYT digital version for $4 a month. I guess I get better rates with my .edu email. I am concerned about finding local news since dropping the paper. TV station websites I guess and maybe...
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    As a matter of fact, I just canceled our local...

    As a matter of fact, I just canceled our local paper. We only got the Wed and Sun editions. I wanted to keep the online but they didn't give me any price break for doing so. Plus I had grown tired of...
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    Crack slaw and citrus salad

    Crack slaw and citrus salad
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    I've been watching Feed Phil episodes on Netflix....

    I've been watching Feed Phil episodes on Netflix. He makes me laugh out loud.
  23. Thread: Sheets

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    Seems like anything made of 100% cotton or other...

    Seems like anything made of 100% cotton or other natural fibers has gotten very expensive. I mistakenly bought some microfiber sheets a while back because they were lower priced and I hate them. I...
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    Definitely. No more eating out and carry out only...

    Definitely. No more eating out and carry out only every 2-3 weeks. No travel back home since Sept so only a tank of gas every month and a half. No thrift store visits. No haircuts. Canceling amazon...
  25. Thread: Coup

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    Maybe the most logical cure for mending fences is...

    Maybe the most logical cure for mending fences is to get back to simple living topics primarily. I try to remember that when I post but it isn't always easy when you want to discuss something else.
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