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  1. Thread: buddy system

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    buddy system

    For long overdue, major decluttering, I went by dh's and my horoscopes and picked a sterling day at the beginning of a good month (August 2017--two positive eclipses). I use Susan Miller's Astrology...
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    Baking soda on dry underarms after shower. Have...

    Baking soda on dry underarms after shower. Have done this for years, maybe 1/4 tsp baking soda for both, and some of that falls off my hand. Do over sink.
  3. Thread: Exercise bike?

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    I use one at the senior center, but it's not open...

    I use one at the senior center, but it's not open Sat and Sun and holidays, so I'd like to get one. It would have to be one with a back to the seat--so if you have a bad back at all, keep that in...
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    bae, is it expensive to live in the San Juan...

    bae, is it expensive to live in the San Juan Islands? My husband visited there once and would love to move there. Weather/climate hazards like earthquakes, fires, etc?
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    To me it is a boundary issue if someone takes...

    To me it is a boundary issue if someone takes someone else's photo without her permission, and whenever "required" by job or other high-pressure requiring, important to say no whenever possible.
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    I don't because when I did I bruised more easily...

    I don't because when I did I bruised more easily and it took forever for them to go away--hence the idea that the baby aspirin might not be good for me.
  7. Thread: Puppy biting

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    A marrow bone every day is real calming, as is...

    A marrow bone every day is real calming, as is the chance to run hard and to play with other puppies.
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    I was in the same situation in 1982, but it was...

    I was in the same situation in 1982, but it was with a lesbian relationship so we didn't have laws involved. But it was harrowing. I didn't talk as openly with people as you are (I wasn't saying to...
  9. I apologize. I don't know your situation well...

    I apologize. I don't know your situation well enough to make such assumptions. Thanks for letting me know.
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    One year I finally said to my mother, "I have my...

    One year I finally said to my mother, "I have my own home and friends, so I'm not coming." She never tried to get me to come again, including she never pouted about it again.
  11. Separation is difficult on both sides, but is...

    Separation is difficult on both sides, but is inevitable one way or another. I personally don't believe adult children are obligated to spend holidays at their parents, particularly if it's to make...
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    Read Letty Cottin Pogrebin's memoir on her own...

    Read Letty Cottin Pogrebin's memoir on her own cancer, very practical with emphasis on what she needed and didn't need from others.
  13. Thread: New puppy!

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    Name?

    Name?
  14. Yes gift card for gas. Being alone includes not...

    Yes gift card for gas. Being alone includes not having her attention directed by someone else or having something she's supposed to do or pay attention to. My beat Christmas was spent alone,...
  15. Here in Santa Fe, NM Staples will take them. We...

    Here in Santa Fe, NM Staples will take them. We just ask at the front desk or cashier's desk who to give them to and they always know the routine.
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    Even if it's your bank's card and their ATM...

    Even if it's your bank's card and their ATM machine, not for debit. Our credit union's ATM even has a sign that the card can be copied (not by the credit union). Also bad to use are gas station...
  17. A little pinkish-brown rock my husband gave...

    A little pinkish-brown rock my husband gave me--it's on our mountain land somewhere now though.
    A balalaika I had in the late 1960's.
    A pair of earrings with four tiny rows of tiny, round turquoise...
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    I wouldn't want someone to come to my party...

    I wouldn't want someone to come to my party because they thought they should. What if it were your party and people who don't want to be around you came simply because they don't honor their own...
  19. My 3 academic degrees, all my photos of my family...

    My 3 academic degrees, all my photos of my family of origin and first long relationship, everything before 1997. Almost all my books and I had hundreds (have a PHD in contemporary American poetry),...
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    I've only had one panic attack--about 50 years...

    I've only had one panic attack--about 50 years ago. I changed the scene, I'd been alone and I went to where there were lots of people. Another version of Rachel's approaches.
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    Be careful you are not inadvertently encouraging...

    Be careful you are not inadvertently encouraging how she is with you about her father. Enthusiastic replies, such as reassuring her she couldn't have caused her father's death, is trying to "fix it"...
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    Bank ATM machines is one of the places we're told...

    Bank ATM machines is one of the places we're told never to use credit or debit cards.
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    Now when we go from our Santa Fe home to our...

    Now when we go from our Santa Fe home to our mountain cabin for a few days, I flip all the switches in the box that controls the electricity (except the fridge and hot water heater). I did that...
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    There's a railroad tie in our backyard that was...

    There's a railroad tie in our backyard that was there when we moved in--presumably to separate the driveway mud from the yard mud. The clotheslines cross from yard to over driveway (small lot).
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    One thing I do is not have things made of fabric...

    One thing I do is not have things made of fabric because they attract dust. I don't have things that are for decorativeness. I cut down on as many other things as I can. A bunch of stuff around...
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