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  1. I have a couple things that aren't going away...

    I have a couple things that aren't going away ever, and a couple of things I've been dealing with for several years, which seem to be improving.
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    I had so many diagnoses! I think my muscles and...

    I had so many diagnoses!
    I think my muscles and posture got out of whack from being on a walker/crutches/cane for a year. Weak muscles, floppy ligaments, and knotted tendons.

    I've read a zillion...
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    I think in snow - a two-wheel drive with snow...

    I think in snow - a two-wheel drive with snow tires beats an AWD with regular tires.
  4. Okay, it's well into November, but I wanted to...

    Okay, it's well into November, but I wanted to check-in.
    I missed a few cleaning days, but overall I'm staying on track. The cleaning has led to furniture rearranging and hanging pictures and all...
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    Just finished Tana French's new book, "The Witch...

    Just finished Tana French's new book, "The Witch Elm." It may be her best book yet.

    Also read "The Serpent King", a very popular YA book. It felt contrived to me. Would not recommend.
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    Before I moved to Oregon, I went to the polls...

    Before I moved to Oregon, I went to the polls (rather than using an absentee ballot.)
    My daughter was still young enough to enjoy coming along with me, and it seemed like a good lesson in civics....
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    Also this, by Harvey Specter. Don't know who he...

    Also this, by Harvey Specter. Don't know who he is, but like the thought:

    Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the...
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    I don't have rules, but I do have habits and...

    I don't have rules, but I do have habits and preferences.

    I'm a vegetarian, so, no meat.
    I don't like to eat until at least noon, and I don't like to go to bed with a full stomach, so I mostly...
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    "In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge...

    "In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.”

    “Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of. " (Ramandu)

    From The Voyage of the...
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    Oh yeah, stop the physical therapy. If it was...

    Oh yeah, stop the physical therapy. If it was going to help, you would have had some relief within a couple sessions.
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    I could have totally written that post last year...

    I could have totally written that post last year (without the wrist complications.)

    My whole kinetic chain was thrown off from my broken foot/surgery etc. I went to a bunch of chiropractors,...
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    I got mine too. No soreness at all. I sure hope...

    I got mine too. No soreness at all.
    I sure hope they targeted the right strain this year!
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    Giving up gymnastics and segueing to yoga when I...

    Giving up gymnastics and segueing to yoga when I was 16 or so. I had (have) no competition in me. The spiritual/physical/emotional changes that came with yoga we're earthshaking to me at the time. I...
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    It really depends on the weather. I tend to...

    It really depends on the weather.

    I tend to pack light: for 5 weeks in Europe this spring I brought my carry-on suitcase and small backpack.

    I only bring a couple pairs of socks and underwear...
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_inequality_...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_inequality_in_the_United_States
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    People don't need to prove their personal...

    People don't need to prove their personal experiences or justify their feelings, certainly not to friends. Feeling and experiences belong to ourselves, and have their own validity.

    If you must...
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    I'm using the outbox system. I keep adding...

    I'm using the outbox system. I keep adding clothes and shoes to some bins, and every 6 months or so I go through it and see what I'm ready to let go of.

    It's less stressful to me than immediately...
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    Hoping you feel better soon. "Shetland"on Netflix...

    Hoping you feel better soon. "Shetland"on Netflix is pretty engrossing. Recommended for healing.
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    Tl;dr You are telling your female friend that...

    Tl;dr

    You are telling your female friend that sexism isn't a problem?
    You are saying that her own experiences and feelings aren't valid?

    And you're surprised this pisses her off?
  20. We only have one credit card, the Costco Visa. We...

    We only have one credit card, the Costco Visa. We get 3% back from travel purchases.

    I also have a debit card that I can use at any ATM worldwide with no fees.

    I have never purchased travel...
  21. Sitting is the new smoking. I guess it's okay...

    Sitting is the new smoking.

    I guess it's okay to lie around in bed, then :)
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    I don't need a lot of variety in my diet. I have...

    I don't need a lot of variety in my diet. I have about 10 basic things I eat, and I don't get tired of them or crave new foods.
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    DH and I were in Europe this spring and noticed...

    DH and I were in Europe this spring and noticed how many more people there were reading books. On a bus in London, every person had a book or paper, not one person on a phone. The same thing at...
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    I feel the U.S. has an obligation to these...

    I feel the U.S. has an obligation to these refugees, as our government's interference in Central America has been the source of much of the violence and hardship.

    We're willing to support...
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    I wanted to give myself some flowers (difficult...

    I wanted to give myself some flowers (difficult week) and there was a gorgeous huge yellow mum outside the food co-op. It said $4.99 and I figured, it will last longer than roses. When it rang up it...
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