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    I would continue with the trip as planned. If...

    I would continue with the trip as planned. If they have to come home partway, so be it. Your life shouldn't revolve around someone who "bagged out" of the plans. That is super rude.
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    ZG, it is as likely stress/anxiety caused. As...

    ZG, it is as likely stress/anxiety caused. As your therapy and rest improves your mental health, so will your body begin to heal. Be kind to yourself. If you can consume not too spicy or...
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    You're off work right now due to anxiety and...

    You're off work right now due to anxiety and stress. I suggest you make a list of 3 activities that you find relaxing. Do those activities only for the next 7 days. One of those activities...
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    One of Mom's wise comments while I was caring for...

    One of Mom's wise comments while I was caring for her during the 7week dying process: Be grateful for what you can do instead of mad about what you can't do. We all lose abilities as we age.
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    I am surprised you have instant FMLA. It...

    I am surprised you have instant FMLA. It requires physician documentation and the HR approval process followed by monitoring. I've had employees who had it approved retro for injury events.
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    In the middle of the toenail, cut a deep wide V. ...

    In the middle of the toenail, cut a deep wide V. It lifts the pressure on the toenail corners. If you have been trimming your toenails and missed that outside edge, you now have "spikes". Start...
  7. Thread: June Frugals

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    I'm home recovering from knee replacement. I go...

    I'm home recovering from knee replacement. I go out 3x/week for PT and that's it right now. So I'm not spending any $.

    We're eating in and our CSA started so no buying veggies now until late...
  8. Thread: BMI

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    36.6 I'm down 22 pounds in 6 months. ...

    36.6 I'm down 22 pounds in 6 months.

    Abdominal fat: the more dangerous fat is that surrounding organs in the abdomen. Subq fat is less dangerous.
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    I'm a firm 8. i have my health. My husband and...

    I'm a firm 8. i have my health. My husband and I love and enjoy each other's company even after 38 years. We can afford our hobbies and the travel we want. Retirement is well-funded and continued...
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    I always wonder: what are the min quals? Do the...

    I always wonder: what are the min quals? Do the available employees meet the min quals? Location of jobs? Location of candidates?

    I'm always amazed at the openings here and the min quals. ...
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    I think what helps the most is the "preop PT". ...

    I think what helps the most is the "preop PT". Getting those muscles in good shape and lots of stretching. I was at full extension just 2hours after getting to my room. This is usually the goal of...
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    The Power of Habit.

    The Power of Habit.
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    These are the best invention. There is a pad...

    These are the best invention. There is a pad that goes on your surgical site (I have it inside a folded flannel pillowcase). Then there is a small cooler I have 3 frozen 16 ounce water bottles (yes...
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    Thank you! It went great. I was in my room by...

    Thank you! It went great. I was in my room by 0945, PT at 1415. Pharmacist education on meds 1730. Home 1945.

    I have meds every 3hours so DH set alarms. Walking is going well. My adductor...
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    SS is 70% higher at age 70 than age 62. What is...

    SS is 70% higher at age 70 than age 62. What is longevity in your family?

    It's a calculation only you can determine what's best for you.
  16. AAA-$112/yr, Quilt group called Stashbusters for...

    AAA-$112/yr, Quilt group called Stashbusters for $50/yr (we get 13 free patterns so it's a total win!) State Park Pass $10/yr and that's all folks;)
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    Hubby can and will cook. He requires direction...

    Hubby can and will cook. He requires direction to get stuff right. Our house rule is 1 cooks the other cleans. He prefers dishes and I'm good with that. No matter the mess I make he does not...
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    It is remarkable to me how setting a debt-free...

    It is remarkable to me how setting a debt-free goal and achieving it so so incredibly life-changing. I hope it is for you as well. Now we can afford to buy stuff cash, and we just don't care...
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    I don't know how old your cars are CL, but we...

    I don't know how old your cars are CL, but we haven't been able to work on our own since 1991. computer driven everything and oil changes were/are a royal pain in the arse d/t difficult access. Now,...
  20. Thread: Two Households

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    We arrived last night at 7PM. !5 minutes to...

    We arrived last night at 7PM. !5 minutes to clean. Brought in the few things we brought and we're "on vacation" from the rat race. It's always so relaxing when we're here. love it!
  21. Thread: Two Households

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    Flannel will only be about 40" wide. Hence fold...

    Flannel will only be about 40" wide. Hence fold the 6y in half (easier to sew first then cut apart.)
  22. Thread: June Frugals

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    We're still eating meatloaf leftovers from last...

    We're still eating meatloaf leftovers from last Monday's dinner. It will be gone tonight. Along with finishing up: salad mix, tomatoes, a large cucumber.


    We didn't go out for breakfast at...
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    It is most definitely past time to negotiate this...

    It is most definitely past time to negotiate this relationship issue. He's an adult. He's talking retirement. It sounds like he has far more "free time" than you do. You will continue to bring...
  24. Thread: Two Households

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    Can you sew a straight seam? Go get 6 yards of...

    Can you sew a straight seam? Go get 6 yards of flannel. Fold in half and sew a 1" seam. Trim the top at the edge. Cut the selveges off the center seam. Press 1/2 Fold all the way around. Then...
  25. I saw that effect in Denver on 16th street one...

    I saw that effect in Denver on 16th street one year. It's cool:cool:
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