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  1. UA I looked at your profile and noticed dog...

    UA I looked at your profile and noticed dog rescue. Have you tried volunteering at animal shelters? In my area they are full of women as are the animal rights groups out collecting signatures against...
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    You can still read a bunch, just get them for...

    You can still read a bunch, just get them for free through interlibrary loan.
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    Chicken Lady thanks for asking. I am getting...

    Chicken Lady thanks for asking. I am getting better at redirecting my thoughts. Also I have been trying to eat more deliberately and am down one pound. Another thing I am working on is better...
  4. Thread: March Frugals!

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    I have been getting some online deals to help...

    I have been getting some online deals to help with my job search from Vistaprint for business cards to bulk printer paper. My son (a media and communications major) loves researching deals online and...
  5. Republicans failed, Obamacare remains...

    Republicans failed, Obamacare remains unsustainable, and the need for change remains. I predict Bernie's star continues burning brightly.
  6. Thread: Hello From Iowa

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    Welcome. That is great being approved at such a...

    Welcome. That is great being approved at such a young age. It took me a decade longer being in the expensive northeast. Plus you are doing things right spending wise and I haven't always been...
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    My parents' post-retiree medical plan changed...

    My parents' post-retiree medical plan changed this year and my mom who is on numerous medications is now going through the preauthorization prescription rigamarole Bae is, and costs have skyrocketed....
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    Make up a game. For example, one I used to play...

    Make up a game. For example, one I used to play was under the guise of taking notes, write down the first word you hear from the speaker(s) that starts with an A, then the first one with a B, and see...
  9. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    The crocuses are in bloom.

    The crocuses are in bloom.
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    I like this challenge also. I am trying to catch...

    I like this challenge also. I am trying to catch myself when I brood on the past and redirect my thoughts to the present.
  11. Thread: I was ctg492

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    Welcome back.

    Welcome back.
  12. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Family members who get simple living, and are...

    Family members who get simple living, and are happy to play table games instead of going out spending money together.
  13. Thread: Another stooshie

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    Subsequently he was a boor when he publicly...

    Subsequently he was a boor when he publicly called her out on NATO contributions.
  14. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    I have started going back to the Buddhist temple...

    I have started going back to the Buddhist temple so Saturdays are always a day of serenity for me.
  15. I'm not going to pay 99 cents to read the...

    I'm not going to pay 99 cents to read the article, but I was under the impression middle aged white men's life expectancy was going down as more die of suicide and drug and alcohol addiction due to...
  16. Thread: CASA

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    That's good to know Tybee, though this is more to...

    That's good to know Tybee, though this is more to be useful with my spare time. It might be too anguishing to see what the kids go through to do full time.
  17. Thread: Another stooshie

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    Agreed on the UK, but I did think it refreshing...

    Agreed on the UK, but I did think it refreshing that Trump sympathized with Angela Merkel, who should not have been spied on.
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    Siddharta's Brain by James Kingsland, Kindfulness...

    Siddharta's Brain by James Kingsland, Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm, The Other Slavery by Andres Resendez, City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder and a few lesser lights that I may not finish.
  19. Thread: CASA

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    CASA

    Since Literacy Volunteers didn't get back to me I have now applied to CASA, court appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. I have some legal background (small claims at my last...
  20. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    For the first time I got called for a second...

    For the first time I got called for a second interview, so I guess my self-presentation skills are getting better.
  21. Thread: New to this

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    Welcome. I am also trying to eat mindfully. It...

    Welcome. I am also trying to eat mindfully. It feels so much better than falling into automatic pilot.
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    Toomuchstuff if they are vendors then the woman...

    Toomuchstuff if they are vendors then the woman is a customer.

    The same sort of thing happened to me, only in my case it was a coworker who the boss let unleash a reign of terror and error. Life...
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    That is terrible. The customer is not always...

    That is terrible. The customer is not always right.
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    Do you have regular meetings with her, say...

    Do you have regular meetings with her, say weekly? If you have a regular tine to reassure her she is doing okay maybe that would help quell her fears?
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    Catherine, not so much unwanted - they are items...

    Catherine, not so much unwanted - they are items I can and do use - as I feel bad they are on a fixed income and doing it.
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