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    The ugly sweater is usually a contest to see who...

    The ugly sweater is usually a contest to see who can find the tackiest Xmas sweater.

    The elf on the shelf is supposed to be an advent game. The elf comes out on December 1st, and the parents hide...
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    Thank you all for you good wishes. I also want...

    Thank you all for you good wishes.
    I also want to add that you probably won't see me around here much for the next few weeks, but I'll be back :)
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    bekkilyn, 2013 was also a horrible year for me...

    bekkilyn,
    2013 was also a horrible year for me physically. I am making changes (retiring today! moving to a quiet, pretty, walkable town!) and I hope I feel whole again soon. I lost most of my...
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    I'm 56. I feel neither old or young. I feel that...

    I'm 56. I feel neither old or young. I feel that exercise is important for maintaining my strength, health, etc. but I do think I've hit a plateau. I can go to ashram and improve my yoga a bit, or do...
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    Sorry to hear about your flooding! I hope there's...

    Sorry to hear about your flooding! I hope there's no permanent damage. Have you talked to your insurance company? You sure don't want to get any mold.

    We had a bit of flooding in our walk-out...
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    Yep, next stop Oregon! I'm looking forward to...

    Yep, next stop Oregon!
    I'm looking forward to getting past the move. Right now there is so much going on in my life that I'm becoming a bit numb.
    Once we're settled I can stop and ponder the...
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    Retirement day!

    After 20 years working at the same wonderful library, today I retire.
    I'll miss my friends at work, and the students, but it's been time to move on for a while.

    So today is the party, the...
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    Hey there pcooley! Haven't seen you around in a...

    Hey there pcooley! Haven't seen you around in a while - hope all is well.

    I completely agree - we need to pay for the TRUE price of oil, and move away from carbon based economy.
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    Thanks Zoe Girl - you inspired me to wear my hair...

    Thanks Zoe Girl - you inspired me to wear my hair down today :)

    I really could use a cut. My hair is long and I get it cut every 1-2 years (sometimes less) and I trim my bangs myself.

    I have...
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    The stove at our new house has an induction...

    The stove at our new house has an induction cooktop and convection oven - I've never used either. My dh has used the cooktop and says it heats faster than our current gas stove. He is worried about...
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    Guess not.

    Guess not.
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    That is really cool. I think I will try this...

    That is really cool. I think I will try this method for my creative writing. Thanks!
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    I didn't know what 4GW warfare was - here's a...

    I didn't know what 4GW warfare was - here's a link to it on wikipedia.

    Interesting reading.
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    What you are describing is crazy - and abusive....

    What you are describing is crazy - and abusive. Sounds like they all need an intervention.
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    I do agree about moral responsibility, but the...

    I do agree about moral responsibility, but the U.S. is causing more problems than it is solving.
    Our foreign policy - what is it? Whack-a-mole?
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    Nice! I'm not too crafty - a bowl of pine cones...

    Nice! I'm not too crafty - a bowl of pine cones and a few boughs on the table, some mistletoe, a big red bow on the front door - that's about it.
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    Moving to a new state, taking on a new job,...

    Moving to a new state, taking on a new job, having my always-homeschooled daughter start high school - I don't feel like I need to set any goals, except to try and be present and mindful every minute...
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    There wasn't a lot of cheap junk food around in...

    There wasn't a lot of cheap junk food around in the Great Depression - 99 cent burgers and Big Gulp sodas.
    Unhealthy, fattening foods are cheap and filling.
    A lot of poor people don't have the...
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    Packy - would it be possible for you to use...

    Packy - would it be possible for you to use paragraph breaks? It's difficult to read all that text, and I want to know what you are saying :)
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    Everyone is in bed, the dishwasher is chugging...

    Everyone is in bed, the dishwasher is chugging away, and I'm under the covers with a good book.
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    Excellent! Someday you will move and be so glad...

    Excellent!
    Someday you will move and be so glad that you don't have all that crap to deal with. (I'm in the middle of moving...)
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    I don't know. Are they unhappy? I would be crazy...

    I don't know. Are they unhappy?
    I would be crazy in that situation, but who knows? There are a lot of young people who are apparently "living rough": homeless by choice. Or maybe it's lack of...
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    Oh, that's a good one! I have my PDC and had trouble trying to put exactly what permaculture is into one sentence. I usually say something like "It is a way for humans to live in harmony with...
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    Interesting replies! I'm curious about how people...

    Interesting replies! I'm curious about how people have 2 or 3 sewing machines - are they for different purposes?

    I mostly used my machine for making household stuff (pillows, curtains, bedding)...
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    California: A storm of hyperbole

    Once again the weather forecasters went with the worst-case scenario.
    There are a few power outages and some branches down, but mostly it's just a beautiful rainy day.
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