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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
  5. 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...
  11. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  18. And then I come across a DVD that was apparently...

    And then I come across a DVD that was apparently copied from old home movie reels of 6 yo me dancing around the living room in a tutu and little 2 yo brother playing in the mud. Aaarggh!! Or of a...
  19. Sentimental old photos - what to do with them?

    In my attempt to stay occupied on a sub-freezing day, I am once again going through old family photos. I would like to get it all condensed in chronological order in one container. I have started...
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    Describes my mountain brother to a tee. He loves...

    Describes my mountain brother to a tee. He loves his mountain home high above a small town he can venture down into if he gets an urge to be social which isn't very often.
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    DD says they have been without power since...

    DD says they have been without power since midnight and have 6" of snow. Historic to have two snows in one winter there. I imagine a lot of flora and fauna is kaput.
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    Watching my central TX family deal with ice and...

    Watching my central TX family deal with ice and cold has been interesting. It has been decades there since trees limbs cracked from ice or sub 20 degrees were experienced. They basically shut down...
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    I am registered with my health care provider and...

    I am registered with my health care provider and will wait. Given the crazy winter weather, I wouldn't want to go out chasing other avenues.
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    I knew Ben Sasse personally at one time and he is...

    I knew Ben Sasse personally at one time and he is a man of high principles. I am proud of him for standing his ground. Agreed this wasn't a worthwhile course of action but I am just glad it is over....
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    I am canceling my Prime membership - at least for...

    I am canceling my Prime membership - at least for now. It is just as easy to order from other places and on principle, I have issues with amazon. I don't know of this can be accessed by...
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