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    Too much money made selling crap "food". And too...

    Too much money made selling crap "food". And too much money being made off the illnesses caused by being overweight.
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    Takeout drunken noodles. We split one order. I...

    Takeout drunken noodles. We split one order. I made Asian style slaw to go with it. Sliced oranges.
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    Thought of one here....annual coffin races.

    Thought of one here....annual coffin races.
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    Just DH and I for way too long now. We will stop...

    Just DH and I for way too long now. We will stop and chat with neighbors on the street from a distance. Book and garden club are no more. Take out about every two weeks. Have gotten back into the...
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    Well...I have to say that life in Colorado is not...

    Well...I have to say that life in Colorado is not fun in the quirky way that Austin was. Here is a little place in my old Austin neighborhood indicative of the playful spirit there:...
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    Well...you can always move to Texas. Gov is...

    Well...you can always move to Texas. Gov is opening up everything 100% with no mask mandates.
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    So unfair when your hands help you do what you...

    So unfair when your hands help you do what you love...I tend to think the idea of a temporary reprieve (six months or so) rather than an absolute is a good idea. It just might be that after a long...
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    I am finally over my hesitancy and somehow missed...

    I am finally over my hesitancy and somehow missed the email saying to schedule an appt with my health provider. Now I don't know when they will again be available. DH is still unwilling to get one so...
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    I had it when I was severely anemic. Went away...

    I had it when I was severely anemic. Went away when that was corrected.
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    Scallops on pasta with pesto sauce; spinach salad

    Scallops on pasta with pesto sauce; spinach salad
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    This is a long article but I found the history of...

    This is a long article but I found the history of climate changes through the millennia fascinating. It seems we have been living in the golden age the last 100 years or so:...
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    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

    Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  13. When I was around 18, I read a fictionalized...

    When I was around 18, I read a fictionalized history of Sacajawea by Anna Waldo that I really enjoyed at the time. I dug it out last fall and tried to re-read and was struck by how sexist it sounded...
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    I recently read Michael Pollan's book Second...

    I recently read Michael Pollan's book Second Nature on gardening with nature. If I understood it correctly, "native" at the time this book was written means those plants that would have been growing...
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    I can't say why exactly, but I am not drawn to...

    I can't say why exactly, but I am not drawn to hybrids anymore. To me, they are fussy. I am slowly reclaiming this yard I am now tied to indefinitely and I am hell bent on making a prairie out of the...
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    When DH was young, one of his first job's was as...

    When DH was young, one of his first job's was as a plumber's helper. After a few stints cleaning the drains at a funeral home, he decided not to go into that field.
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    One of my nieces got an MA in a water management...

    One of my nieces got an MA in a water management field, quit that, bought a farm, raised hogs for a while and then decided to become a welder. She now makes a good living as a welder and is raising a...
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    Just the opposite here...too many years in hot...

    Just the opposite here...too many years in hot weather. My nickname is three pants woman - tights, thermals, sweats. We keep the thermostat at 63 during the day and 55 at night so layering keeps me...
  19. On a related topic, I still have in my possession...

    On a related topic, I still have in my possession a large pastel portrait done of me when I was 12 or 13. It was a thing in San Antonio where I grew up to have pastel or oil portraits done of one's...
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    I am getting first hand accounts from relatives...

    I am getting first hand accounts from relatives and friends in central TX. Total chaos and miscommunication like a dystopian nightmare. DD was just advised to begin rationing water as lift stations...
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    DD's power (outside Austin) has come and gone...

    DD's power (outside Austin) has come and gone over the last two days - once for over ten hours. Groceries have reduced hours if open at all, hotels are gouging, pipes are bursting, people are dying...
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    An older book by Michael Pollan - Second Nature -...

    An older book by Michael Pollan - Second Nature - about gardening and nature philosophy.
  23. My father left boxes and boxes of slides that...

    My father left boxes and boxes of slides that turned out to be shots taken from airplanes.
  24. This project is still in limbo with the dining...

    This project is still in limbo with the dining room table covered in piles of photos. One mystery photo led me to email my older brother, the family historian, to see if he knew who this fellow was....
  25. I do like the idea of separating the me pile from...

    I do like the idea of separating the me pile from the legacy ones. That way at some point in the future, I might be able to let the emotional ones go with one fell swoop.
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