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    Read that local military police are in "make...

    Read that local military police are in "make ready" status to be deployed if the mayhem continues.
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    Today I was out walking and a black man was...

    Today I was out walking and a black man was approaching from the opposite direction on a narrow sidewalk. The thought occurred to me that if I veered a bit out of the way, he might think I am a...
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    Yes, these are frustrating times. Especially the...

    Yes, these are frustrating times. Especially the lack of clarity about just about everything. My first world issue is that I can't seem to get my car repaired. Made the appt two weeks ago at Honda...
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    I think a lot of teachers must have been first...

    I think a lot of teachers must have been first borns, ie bossy.
  5. I do most of the things on the list as habit now....

    I do most of the things on the list as habit now. However, DH and I were walking through our neighborhood park when out of nowhere a man approached us and asked DH to take a photo of him and his...
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    My parents had 4 kids but in two sets. First set...

    My parents had 4 kids but in two sets. First set four years apart. Second set born starting seven years later and six years apart. So I was one girl out of three boys and my eldest brother is 11...
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    Crow Planet

    Crow Planet
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    My d--- MCM chair is still sitting here...

    My d--- MCM chair is still sitting here unfinished. However, one of my messes that took over has now all been cleaned up. I started a whole bunch of seeds in the sunroom in Feb and they have almost...
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    conspiracy theories?

    Very troublesome to me that the media continues to promote the "proliferation" of various conspiracy theories out there these days. It worries me because people are spending a lot more time on the...
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    Question for iris lily

    I know nothing of iris flowers but the yard has a bunch of different ones scattered all about. A large clump of these popped up this spring for the first time so wondering if you can tell me what it...
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    I am not saying I am fearless - just less so than...

    I am not saying I am fearless - just less so than perhaps 2-3 weeks ago. I too am befuddled how many people are out and about without masks etc. Traffic is as heavy as ever.
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    I/we have developed a new habit of grocery...

    I/we have developed a new habit of grocery shopping very early. Used to leave the house around 9:30a and get back by lunch. Now we are out the door at 7:00 a and back by 9a. Stores are cleaner,...
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    Most of these jeans came from thrift stores so...

    Most of these jeans came from thrift stores so back they will go. I realized with this stay at home time that my previous thrift store shopping had become a new activity and an excuse to buy more...
  14. I see it as a sign of courtesy and respect for...

    I see it as a sign of courtesy and respect for others. I was at Costco this am for the first time since all this started and the gatekeeper was asking every entrant if they had a mask. Several in...
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    When we were both working, we slept in separate...

    When we were both working, we slept in separate bedrooms most of the time so that we both got our sleep. Now that we are retired, we are back in one bed. I wear ear plugs to drown out the snoring and...
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    Never had rhubarb in my life but my neighbor gave...

    Never had rhubarb in my life but my neighbor gave me fresh stalks and I pretended like I knew what to do with it. I made a cobbler with the diced rhubarb along with apples and strawberries and it was...
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    Purging blue jeans

    I realized today while trying to find my favorite pair of blue jeans that I have 12 pair. Since retiring, I pretty much wear jeans every day. Half are "work" jeans that I use for working in the...
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    I watched the Roosevelt special on PBS and was...

    I watched the Roosevelt special on PBS and was struck at how different citizen response is now compared to back then. There was much more solidarity to get through tough times like the Depression...
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    Dropped the collision on my auto insurance and...

    Dropped the collision on my auto insurance and even got a refund. Stopped buying things I thought I would have trouble finding in the future. Dropping amazon prime today.
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    I live in a two story house and can partially see...

    I live in a two story house and can partially see into the yard of the house behind me that is across the alley. One day, I heard a bunch of screaming and looked out to see a young man and woman...
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    It would be a hard decision while living with a...

    It would be a hard decision while living with a compromised person to go out in public. There are no doubt a lot of bored, looky-loos with no intention of buying anything. I hear they go to the big...
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    Reminds me of the old adage - "those who fail to...

    Reminds me of the old adage - "those who fail to plan, plan to fail."
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    Last night, I watched Life in the Doghouse on...

    Last night, I watched Life in the Doghouse on Netflix. A documentary about two men who have rescued and rehomed more than 10,000 dogs. I'm not a dog owner anymore but I loved seeing the kindness and...
  24. Thread: Seed sources

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    All of the seeds I ordered from Botanical...

    All of the seeds I ordered from Botanical Interests germinated.
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    As painful as all of this is, I remind myself...

    As painful as all of this is, I remind myself that we are all witness to an exceedingly historic time. 2020 has a ways to go so who knows what else might transpire? I hope I live long enough to see...
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