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  1. My mother is difficult, argumentative, always has...

    My mother is difficult, argumentative, always has to be right, judgmental about other women, gaslights, has no empathy. There is no way I'd let her live here. My sister on the other hand, was...
  2. Thread: Abundance

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    I have plenty to eat, and plenty in my pantry. I...

    I have plenty to eat, and plenty in my pantry. I have a garden that is starting to produce more than I can eat fresh. I have lots of time (retired) to garden and to process food. I have a beloved...
  3. Agreed. A number of the nicer folks have been...

    Agreed. A number of the nicer folks have been run off or left on their own. I notice a number of newbies don't tend to hang around for long. Makes me sad. I miss a number of old posters like...
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    Same here. Even though things are opening up,...

    Same here. Even though things are opening up, its not the same experience at all. Fridays, we used to buy a pitcher of beer at one of our local breweries and chat with the bartender and regulars. ...
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    How far I have fallen. When I used to work in an...

    How far I have fallen. When I used to work in an office, it was expensive, tailored clothing (Ann Taylor, Talbots etc) with matching jewelry, or a silk scarf and stylish leather shoes. At one point...
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    I'd be delighted to be on your ignore list! I'd...

    I'd be delighted to be on your ignore list! I'd love to be a member of a club that includes people that believe in science!
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    Cause, meet effect. I guess our great results...

    Cause, meet effect. I guess our great results are just pure ass luck, and has nothing to do with the actions our Dictoratorial (trademark) governor has done.

    From what I have read (and feel...
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    I can find unscented personal care products, but...

    I can find unscented personal care products, but its difficult to find cleaning products without an added scent: dishwasher detergent, all purpose cleaner, hand washing soap, all have a scent. Its...
  9. What are you doing to prepare for old age? Resiliency habits.

    As I'm watching my mother decline with age as well as dementia, its made me consider my own mortality and that I might need assistance in the future. Both my mother as well as my deceased mother in...
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    I spent a solid 2 years in QA specifically...

    I spent a solid 2 years in QA specifically focused on y2k testing. There were real issues to fix, and fix we did. And our software worked flawlessly when Jan 1, 2000 came along. That doesn't make...
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    He's a local Republican bankruptcy lawyer from my...

    He's a local Republican bankruptcy lawyer from my town who's run for state senate and lost. He has no medical credentials. But he did make sure to share with my town's Facebook page the fact that...
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    A couple of bean salads: black bean salad- mix...

    A couple of bean salads:

    black bean salad- mix can of black beans, small can of corn (not creamed), some red onion, cilantro, diced bell pepper (I use yellow orange or red for color appeal). ...
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    I checked with our state's unclaimed property...

    I checked with our state's unclaimed property this January- and found there were items from 20+ years ago we thought we had taken care of. We got a total of almost $300 back. Never hurts to check!
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    Escarole in soup and a small amount in salad is...

    Escarole in soup and a small amount in salad is good. Savory is incredible with green beans, otherwise dry it. I dry a lot of herbs and then mix them all together with 1 part herbs maybe 3 or 4...
  15. I remember early on in my career one woman who...

    I remember early on in my career one woman who only wore black white and beige. They were all impeccably tailored clothes that looked elegant. I couldn't tell if she wore the same thing twice inn a...
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    I just did the free one and was a 99% match with...

    I just did the free one and was a 99% match with Investigator. Which was most of my professional life. My super power being risk awareness. I spent 20+ years in software development where I was...
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    I replaced the battery in my key fob last summer....

    I replaced the battery in my key fob last summer. Took less than 5 minutes to read the instructions, unscrew, replace and rescrew. It was a common battery that I already had on hand (CR2032, which...
  18. Thread: Making bread

    by herbgeek
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    Ebay is as reliable as the individual sellers. I...

    Ebay is as reliable as the individual sellers. I typically look at the seller's rating first. Ebay is good about making good if the transaction is unsatisfactory. I had one seller misrepresent the...
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    When your hands are full you don't have to dig...

    When your hands are full you don't have to dig into your pocket to get a key to open the door. You can permanently leave your key in your purse and not have to dig it out each and every time. When...
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    Yesterday's frugal luxury was setting up a...

    Yesterday's frugal luxury was setting up a portable hammock on my enclosed porch, opening the windows (it was cool and breezy) and covering myself with a heated throw. I got to watch the clouds go...
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    8 zucchini?????? What do you do with all the...

    8 zucchini?????? What do you do with all the excess? If I have 2 plants, its way more than I can use up.
  22. Our pasta aisle is decimated. Ditto with rice,...

    Our pasta aisle is decimated. Ditto with rice, soup. Very picked over where the canned beans are.
  23. I usually stock up in the fall with a big trip to...

    I usually stock up in the fall with a big trip to the Indian store for all kinds of beans, rice and flours and let the stock run out in the spring when I switch to mostly eating from my garden. This...
  24. #1 yes, but only once you start to collect. He...

    #1 yes, but only once you start to collect. He can't collect on your benefits until you collect on your benefits. But spousal benefit is only 50% of the higher earners benefits, so in this case it ...
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    Love the video Catherine. It was fun recognizing...

    Love the video Catherine. It was fun recognizing a number of the places I've been to!
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