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  1. Thread: Art project

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    Nice! Are you enjoying the added dimension of...

    Nice! Are you enjoying the added dimension of color?
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    DH does all his baking from scratch and is...

    DH does all his baking from scratch and is scornful of mixes. He does not bake as much lately because we are trying to avoid the extra sugar and calories.
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    Congratulations on your score!

    Congratulations on your score!
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    So sorry, SQ. I remember how devastated we were...

    So sorry, SQ. I remember how devastated we were when our young friend Alissa died of a heroin/fentanyl OD when she was living with my sister. How tragic to have this happen to your own daughter....
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    We are in a high cost of living area (I think...

    We are in a high cost of living area (I think Boston is a lot higher than Columbus), but our abode is very humble and we bought our house a long time ago. So I do think we are fortunate to have...
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    Our monthly costs are about $780., but I didn't...

    Our monthly costs are about $780., but I didn't include maintenance /improvements because those are so variable. We replaced our furnace this year, but it should really be amortized over many years...
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    I think Market Basket is absolutely the best deal...

    I think Market Basket is absolutely the best deal around my neck of the woods, and they don't do loyalty cards or any special games or hoops, which gives them a few more brownie points in my book....
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    I'm reading The Flight Attendant by Chris...

    I'm reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian, and I can hardly bear to put it down, in fact cannot believe I managed to type this post!
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    ZG: I don't do the sleep tracker FB. It just...

    ZG: I don't do the sleep tracker FB. It just made me worry and honestly, I do know when I'm not sleeping well. Getting data to prove it was not useful to me.
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    I do my tiny bathroom floor by hand with a...

    I do my tiny bathroom floor by hand with a microfiber cloth and a mix of Dr Bronner's and water. The floor is so tiny that it takes about 2 minutes.
    I do the kitchen with a spray bottle of vinegar...
  11. I think this is right on target, at least for...

    I think this is right on target, at least for someone like me. I'm pretty introverted and can't imagine building a whole new social network in this lifetime.
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    Yes! And there is way more fun than annoyance. :)

    Yes! And there is way more fun than annoyance. :)
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    That is very cool indeed.

    That is very cool indeed.
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    I need to sit on furniture before I buy it...

    I need to sit on furniture before I buy it (assuming it's the kind of furniture one sits on, of course). DH is 6' and I am 5'2", so it can be a Goldilocks type of challenge to find something...
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    I readily admit to having a sick sense of humor. ...

    I readily admit to having a sick sense of humor. This is frigging hilarious!
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    This post made me happy! ETA: Happy for ZG,...

    This post made me happy!


    ETA: Happy for ZG, not for the poor kid.
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    Walking in the woods, on the rail trail or on the...

    Walking in the woods, on the rail trail or on the beach.
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    Yppej: I read The Nazi Officer's Wife. It was...

    Yppej: I read The Nazi Officer's Wife. It was quite good as I recall.
    When I worked at a medical center, we once had a head-injured patient who was a pretty funny character. He said he saved money...
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    I'm glad I'm not alone, Float On! We sometimes...

    I'm glad I'm not alone, Float On! We sometimes light up our little gazebo with tealights on a summer night, and the effect is rather magical.
  20. Wow, CL. I am impressed by what you are...

    Wow, CL. I am impressed by what you are accomplishing in your 5 minute sessions!
    EJ: Keep up the good work!
  21. Thread: WaterFire

    by rosarugosa
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    I have not, but I've always thought it was...

    I have not, but I've always thought it was something I would like to see. I think Providence would be a cool place to spend a weekend - stay at the Hotel Providence, see WaterFire, Lovecraft's...
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    I am going to light a (beeswax) candle for you...

    I am going to light a (beeswax) candle for you poor folks who have no poetry in your souls. Flashlights are wonderful, but not for ambiance! ;)
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    Well St Vincent De Paul sounds pretty catholic,...

    Well St Vincent De Paul sounds pretty catholic, so people might be lighting candles for loved ones in heaven or intercession from the saints or something.
    I used to burn candles a lot more often for...
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    I went through my candle cabinet and candle...

    I went through my candle cabinet and candle drawer and culled a large quantity of candles for donation. I want to just stick with soy and beeswax, so getting rid of Yankee Candles and similar.
    PS:...
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    Happy Anniversary, early morning! Yppej: I do...

    Happy Anniversary, early morning!
    Yppej: I do my own toes and did them a few days ago, so I guess maybe that counts as a frugal.
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