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  1. Thread: June Frugals

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    Waterfire was kinda spooky the first time, the...

    Waterfire was kinda spooky the first time, the people we went with wouldn't tell me what it was about. I saw all these people in black and a lot of drumming/ominous music. There's a lot of build up...
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    Good idea! Because this outside-of-education...

    Good idea! Because this outside-of-education layperson would think easy going, relax time, chill when I hear the word "camp". I would never associate that as a busy time, had you not said it.
  3. Thread: Elderberries!

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    I've planted 3 over the years, one is struggling...

    I've planted 3 over the years, one is struggling and two have outright died. I did have a couple of years of good harvests before the two shrubs died. I'm guessing they need more sun than they are...
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    I think Gardnr meant pre wash before cutting into...

    I think Gardnr meant pre wash before cutting into panels. ZG cut it to size, then washed them and they shrunk.
  5. It seems to me that you are creating stories...

    It seems to me that you are creating stories around what happened, which may or not be true (most likely not), and these stories are making you unhappy. You can change the stories in your head. If...
  6. If someone texts me at an inconvenient time, I...

    If someone texts me at an inconvenient time, I don't reply. I don't need to explain why I didn't respond immediately or tell them they were inconsiderate to interrupt me.
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    Wow. That was hurtful and so unnecessary.

    Wow. That was hurtful and so unnecessary.
  8. Yeah, but, the doc already said the only thing...

    Yeah, but, the doc already said the only thing that can be done for this is pain management. So the only thing you can do (if you want relief other than pain relief) is to find a new doctor. Not...
  9. Thread: BP and LDL

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    I recognize an anecdote is not data but, my...

    I recognize an anecdote is not data but, my spouse just turned 65 and his cholesterol is 147, and the doctor wanted to put him on a statin, just because of age (no family history, healthy weight,...
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    Is it possible that you are doing things in a way...

    Is it possible that you are doing things in a way they don't want them done and this is the more subtle way of telling you that, instead of STOP AND DO IT THE WAY YOU WERE TOLD? The reason I say...
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    On a sandwich in lieu of mayo? Add it to oil...

    On a sandwich in lieu of mayo? Add it to oil and vinegar for a creamier dressing (with some added seasonings)?
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    I water the impatient every couple of days but...

    I water the impatient every couple of days but they are in a big pot. More soil volume retains more moisture. You could also use those crystals that release water slowly.

    I don't see visible...
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    New Guinea impatiens. I have them in pots in the...

    New Guinea impatiens. I have them in pots in the front of my house where it only gets late afternoon sun. It takes the heat ok, but you do need to keep them watered.
  14. Didn't you have a staff member in the past year...

    Didn't you have a staff member in the past year that treated you like you were an equal and you resented it, that he should do as he's told? But you want differently for yourself?
  15. I'm really sorry UL. I know you know...

    I'm really sorry UL. I know you know intellectually about all of this, but its still hard to see this all unfold in person.
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    So Rob, if things go "both ways" should the...

    So Rob, if things go "both ways" should the police be able to attach a pension or similar for those who bring a case that is completely bogus? Should that person be destroyed on social media and...
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    Perhaps other states are different, but: In MA,...

    Perhaps other states are different, but: In MA, if you are less than 300% of the poverty level, in the neighborhood of 48K of income. the monthly price for health insurance is less than $150. To...
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    I don't normally have huge reactions to vaccines...

    I don't normally have huge reactions to vaccines EXCEPT when I had the TDAP and pneumonia shots last year. I had a high fever for a week and a red rash over my entire upper arm. I think both...
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    I've used black beans in brownies- not bad but...

    I've used black beans in brownies- not bad but never as good as the full fat butter brownies. I can't find the exact recipe I used, but here's one I found: ...
  20. Funny, I'm the lentil hater in our family, my...

    Funny, I'm the lentil hater in our family, my husband loves them. But they're ok with the taco seasoning. Its hard to tell the difference (outside of maybe less fat remaining in your mouth).
  21. Tortilla, potatoes, frozen beans (canned also...

    Tortilla, potatoes, frozen beans (canned also works), shredded cheese, rice, onions, mini peppers, celery are staples. Quesadillas are quick, as are baked (microwaved) potatoes with a veggie side...
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    True Leaf Market is my go to for sprouting seeds....

    True Leaf Market is my go to for sprouting seeds. Really fresh, best prices I've found.

    https://www.trueleafmarket.com/
  23. Notice has been given, now its just the countdown

    I hadn't planned on putting my notice in just yet, but my boss approached me about a new project and would I be interested in it, so I had to level with him and tell him I'm leaving the end of the...
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    I'd say no, but there is clearly an overlap. ...

    I'd say no, but there is clearly an overlap. When I use the term "judgey" I mean the type of things, that if you were a gossiping person, that you would gossip about ie "Can you BELIEVE he/she did...
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    What are you most judgey about?

    This topic came up for me in a discussion with my niece about family biases and being aware of them, and making conscious decisions vs just absorbing the norms of your family of origin.

    What are...
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