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    Because she lost a Congressional seat in Trump...

    Because she lost a Congressional seat in Trump Country. I'm sure she has more popular appeal outside of Wyoming. I think many feel she's handled herself with integrity, and if she can get enough...
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    Homemade minestrone soup, with locally-sourced...

    Homemade minestrone soup, with locally-sourced vegetables and hot sausages for an extra kick.
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    Oh, wow, what an awesome memorial for your Dad,...

    Oh, wow, what an awesome memorial for your Dad, and a great thing for all those pups and kitties!
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    That's wonderful, sweetana! So nice to hear a...

    That's wonderful, sweetana! So nice to hear a GOOD inheritance story!
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    I agree with Jane that I think he's doing better...

    I agree with Jane that I think he's doing better than most people think he is. What has hindered him are the ridiculous jokes about his age, mental status, and life-long stuttering. This is where...
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    I did, and based on the price of the frames, I...

    I did, and based on the price of the frames, I couldn't imagine they'd be as cheap as Zenni. But if you're going to just do a lens replacement, that might be a very good option.

    Here's what one...
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    I would get progressive lenses, not bifocal....

    I would get progressive lenses, not bifocal. Progressives are best for computer use, and the lines between the lenses is imperceptible. I also have had astigmatism my whole life, and I definitely...
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    Yes, we have low ceilings, and ceiling fans,...

    Yes, we have low ceilings, and ceiling fans, which are a really safety hazard when we have almost any of our friends come over in the summer when the fans are apt to be on--I feel like we should...
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    I know Catholicism is considered "evil" by many...

    I know Catholicism is considered "evil" by many these days--and there are certainly valid reasons for that, mostly stemming from institutional and systemic abuse of power over the ages.

    I still...
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    Lectured--pfft! That was nothing. I was downright...

    Lectured--pfft! That was nothing. I was downright humiliated on more than one occasion, and I watched several of my other classmates suffer the same fate. But, I was also treated with extreme...
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    English Cottage Decor

    A few of us here still have homes that are works-in-progress and some of us love the English cottage look (I'll speak for myself--I love the English cottage look).

    I found this article to have...
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    I actually see their point. What's wrong with...

    I actually see their point. What's wrong with maximizing the opportunity for a wide variety of reading experiences? This was a small school library. Parents could certainly buy all the Nancy Drew...
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    When I went to my parochial grammar school Nancy...

    When I went to my parochial grammar school Nancy Drew books were banned...not because they were suggestive, but because they weren't suggestive enough. The nuns felt that books in a series would...
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    That is definitely a win-win! I'm sure the...

    That is definitely a win-win! I'm sure the recipients are even more thrilled than you are!

    We definitely had that experience in spades when we moved up here and went through The Purge of our home,...
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    It might be a trip for IL, but if I ever am near...

    It might be a trip for IL, but if I ever am near Boston, I'll definitely make a side trip to this house!! I love the description of the process of paperhanging in that room--"A polyhedral...
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    I love that bedroom!!! It's like a Secret Garden...

    I love that bedroom!!! It's like a Secret Garden bedroom.

    I lived in a Cape Cod, and my bedroom had lots of slanted roofs, and my father had built some wonderful built-in shelves and dressers. It...
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    I was just at the garden center and they were...

    I was just at the garden center and they were selling "Echibeckia" which I assume is the hybrid you're talking about. They looked almost like small sunflowers.

    Good for you, dado, for protecting...
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    When I was an account manager traveling a lot for...

    When I was an account manager traveling a lot for research, I assigned project manager to go with me to Stockholm. When we booked rooms at a really nice hotel there, she was appalled that she would...
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    Here's an idea for a cute attic bedroom. It's a...

    Here's an idea for a cute attic bedroom. It's a picture from my favorite decorating "book" (it's a small book but loaded with beautiful ideas) by Alice Whately: Peaceful Spaces.

    I like the sleigh...
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    I echo nswef... so nice to bring a beautiful old...

    I echo nswef... so nice to bring a beautiful old table into modern day functionality! Someday I may be motivated to bring my twin tiger maple headboards/footboards to Connecticut where they actually...
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    I think it will look really good once it's...

    I think it will look really good once it's installed with the finishes etc.
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    DH had a burger, but I made gazpacho using one of...

    DH had a burger, but I made gazpacho using one of the cucumbers from my bumper crop as well as tomatoes grown last year and frozen. It was a good recipe! Supposedly close to the Spanish style.
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    First of all, I have to correct my spelling error--her name is Olivia Colman, not Coleman.

    Yes, I did see The Lost Daughter, and she was so great in it! Her face is so malleable and expressive...
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    Beautiful picture! What a way to spend your...

    Beautiful picture! What a way to spend your summer vacation!
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    Very cool!! Post pictures once you have the...

    Very cool!! Post pictures once you have the weeds under control. You've lived I NM for many years now--is this very unusual?
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