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    Oh, shoot. I have storage boxes. I did have a lot...

    Oh, shoot. I have storage boxes. I did have a lot more, and since our downsize we have a lot of empty storage boxes. My boxes hold mostly memorabilia. I had at least 1 storage box for each kid--I've...
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    I think a good therapist can guide you out of...

    I think a good therapist can guide you out of your "reality,' which may be distorted because you are bound to one set of thoughts and feelings that are causing you pain. We tend to put a lot of...
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    DH jokes about how many cans of sardines I have...

    DH jokes about how many cans of sardines I have purchased that sat in the pantry for months because I thought I would eat them (for the nutritional value) but couldn't bring myself to do it. My...
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    I'm sorry, CL, for misinterpreting the problem. ...

    I'm sorry, CL, for misinterpreting the problem. The way I see it, you didn't frame your need in terms of suggested books and tools to learn how to deal with suffering teenagers. You framed it as a...
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    I am so grateful for the collective wisdom on...

    I am so grateful for the collective wisdom on this forum, as well as the deep empathy, sacrifice and compassion.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    I agree that Buddhism could be a good tool for...

    I agree that Buddhism could be a good tool for Yppej's reason. I was going to say that one of my favorite tools when I get hung up and anxious is the phrase "Detach yourself from the results." Our...
  8. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome, Halltheway! Looking forward to hearing...

    Welcome, Halltheway! Looking forward to hearing more about you!
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    I wish I could give you a big hug. You can't...

    I wish I could give you a big hug.

    You can't save the world, CL. You were put on earth to attend to your small corner of it, which you are doing in spades. There are so many things we can't...
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    Exactly! We were trying to think of things to do...

    Exactly! We were trying to think of things to do yesterday, and we thought about going to the movies, but a month ago we went to see 1917 and as you said it was $28-$29... we hadn't been to the...
  11. Thread: Nature

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    I agree. I'm not crazy about winter, but I would...

    I agree. I'm not crazy about winter, but I would never live in a boring climate where you could pre-record the weather forecast like Steve Martin did in LA story. The seasons represent the circle of...
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    I think you are right about that, jp.. I really...

    I think you are right about that, jp.. I really enjoy walks in the woods--it really does take you into the moment and away from civilization, which can be a very good thing at times. We have two...
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    I regretted having to get rid of our Beautyrest...

    I regretted having to get rid of our Beautyrest Shakespeare mattress. It was firm, but not too firm for me. DH picked out our Vermont mattress and it's too firm IMO, so I put a mattress topper on my...
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    I thought all wine came with calories. I thought...

    I thought all wine came with calories. I thought il has always been a wine drinker.
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    Well, ya know, he IS my homeboy. :) Not sure...

    Well, ya know, he IS my homeboy. :)

    Not sure if I ever mentioned that we met him at Burlington Airport a couple of years ago--2015, during his primary campaign last time around. We were visiting...
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    Real estate owned by the candidates

    Interesting and fun article in the WSJ (hopefully you can get through the paywall).

    Pictures and descriptions of the real estate owned by the major political candidates. Noteworthy is the deal...
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    I'm actually doing a market research study right...

    I'm actually doing a market research study right now about obesity/weight gain/loss journeys. I'm speaking with 50 people of all different weight levels.

    I feel that the right recipe for weight...
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    Yes, she dodged that bullet. I agree.. I think...

    Yes, she dodged that bullet. I agree.. I think Sergio is great, so I'm betting on him to be in the finale.
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    I am currently in love with a Season 18 Project...

    I am currently in love with a Season 18 Project Runway contestant. She worked in education for years, and then woke up one day and asked herself, "What would I have liked to learn if I were young...
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    How exciting! So good to hear this happy ending!...

    How exciting! So good to hear this happy ending! Renovations are overwhelming at times, but really fun, too, especially if you aren't doing the labor!
  21. Thread: Cute towns

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    Are you kidding me?? Why so high? I could see...

    Are you kidding me?? Why so high? I could see that price for a very moderate fixer-upper in my old stomping grounds of Princeton, NJ, but Fredericksburg, TX? What am I missing here?
  22. Wow, that's awesome! I used to do crewel work...

    Wow, that's awesome! I used to do crewel work when I was a teen, which I liked because of the variety of stitches you use. I also really appreciate many elements of Japanese culture, so this looks...
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    Even though I have a love/hate relationship with...

    Even though I have a love/hate relationship with HGTV, there is one show that doesn't make me furious--it's the new show called Home Town. Have you seen it? They tend to focus on respectful...
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    Agreed. That house is awesome!

    Agreed. That house is awesome!
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    Challenges me to step outside my comfort zone.

    Challenges me to step outside my comfort zone.
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