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    Hi Enota, I've been thinking about your...

    Hi Enota,

    I've been thinking about your predicament since you posted. I'm just so sorry (((hugs)))

    Here are some things I might try in your situation, for what it's worth:

    One thing would...
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    Cheers and congratulations!

    Cheers and congratulations!
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    Has anyone seen "Black Panther"? I'm looking...

    Has anyone seen "Black Panther"? I'm looking forward to it.
    "Thor: Ragnarok" was one of the most entertaining films I saw last year.
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    Thanks guys! I'll be fine - just no yoga for a...

    Thanks guys!
    I'll be fine - just no yoga for a while as I now have a large incision on my knee. The idea of having any sort of cancer takes one aback, though.
    Last time it was my upper lip, so this...
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    Well, I made Dh return the ridiculously expensive...

    Well, I made Dh return the ridiculously expensive vacuum cleaner (Dyson) he bought me for Valentine's day. Not sure if that counts.

    I also quit my gym. I picked up a free elliptical machine for...
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    Got the biopsy results today - Squamous cell skin...

    Got the biopsy results today - Squamous cell skin cancer, AGAIN. F-word.
    But thank the gods it wasn't melanoma.
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    Dh and I went on a ghost tour of the local...

    Dh and I went on a ghost tour of the local university, which has a wide reputation for being haunted. A bit silly, but we picked up a lot of local history and had a good time hanging out with the...
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    UL, does your library offer the apps Hoopla and...

    UL, does your library offer the apps Hoopla and Library2go?

    Hoopla has all the classics (plus a large selection of new crap with the occasional gem.) It's saved me quite a few times.

    Free of...
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    Yes, apparently dh and I are the only ones who...

    Yes, apparently dh and I are the only ones who thoroughly disliked "Manchester by the Sea." Too many years spent in Boston, maybe.
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    I watched "45 Years" last night. It's on Amazon...

    I watched "45 Years" last night. It's on Amazon Prime. It's about a couple in the week before their 45th anniversary party, and an old secret is revealed that turns out to be pivotal to what their...
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    CathyA - for the misophonia - she saw a cognitive...

    CathyA - for the misophonia - she saw a cognitive behavioral therapist, which didn't get rid of the problem but helped her to realize when her reactions were inappropriate. She finds meditation helps...
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    Yay, my dh does LOVE his fitbit Charge 2, and...

    Yay, my dh does LOVE his fitbit Charge 2, and they lowered the price a week before Valentine's day.
    I'm considering one for myself :)
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    "Pain is weakness leaving you." I love this....

    "Pain is weakness leaving you."
    I love this. Thanks, Williamsmith
  14. Also, our house is laid out so that it would be...

    Also, our house is laid out so that it would be easy to convert one section to a private apartment, and we've talked about getting live-in help in our old age (whenever that arrives.) Just another...
  15. There's a great retirement community in my town,...

    There's a great retirement community in my town, but the fees - over $700 per month! Which gets you an inexpensive and excellent restaurant, a gym, indoor pool, exercise classes, regular community...
  16. I sincerely wish that progressives would revive...

    I sincerely wish that progressives would revive the Democratic party!

    After all the mysogyny and nonsense of the last election, I think their best chance is to but in a white guy with a military...
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    My daughter has something called misophonia. It's...

    My daughter has something called misophonia. It's a strange hearing/ brain thing - extremely acute hearing combined with a sort of phobia.

    At any rate, she can't bear people making loud eating...
  18. I buy organic underwear, not sure if that means...

    I buy organic underwear, not sure if that means it's not treated???

    I always wash before wearing in Dr. Bronner's, as I've heard real soap removes chemicals more effectively than detergents. Some...
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    "The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry. This book did...

    "The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry. This book did not live up to its excellent reviews. The characters were muddy, the plot did not seem thoroughly considered, and the ending was bland.

    I've been...
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you! It's always...

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you! It's always good to finish strong.
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    That's excellent! I hate being trapped inside by...

    That's excellent! I hate being trapped inside by ice.
    I bought some Yak Tracks but it's been a remarkably mild winter in the PNW, so haven't had a chance to use them.
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    I'm so sorry. That 2 steps forward,1 step back...

    I'm so sorry. That 2 steps forward,1 step back kind of healing is torture - especially when sometimes it feels like 2 steps forward, 4 steps back, WTH? I can only hope for you that you are on the...
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    I have been intrigued by bullet journals - seems...

    I have been intrigued by bullet journals - seems like a good way to capture your thoughts and create new habits. They seem rather time consuming but that can be calming in itself, just going through...
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    John Le Care "A Legacy of Spies." I really...

    John Le Care "A Legacy of Spies."
    I really enjoyed it.
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    We had clouds come and go, but were able to see most of it - very chilly but memorable!
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