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    Frugal-one, I hear you on the dishes. I don't...

    Frugal-one, I hear you on the dishes. I don't need them but I figure they are like clothes, I like variety, so would not want to eat off same dishes every meal.

    At least that is my rationale,...
  2. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    today I am potting up herbs to put in the kitchen...

    today I am potting up herbs to put in the kitchen window this winter. I am cleaning old ceramic pots for this and am happy to see them and reuse them in a new way. Found an old blue green cracked...
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    Thats a great question, Catherine. I am...

    Thats a great question, Catherine. I am struggling with the corollary right now--what DO I really need in life, but maybe I will have better luck looking at it from the opposite direction.

    In...
  4. Once they are totally dry and out of the...

    Once they are totally dry and out of the temporary container (we use paper lunch sacks or manilla envelopes) then I put them in small white stationary envelopes and then file them in cardboard photo...
  5. Spent another 4 hours completing this project,...

    Spent another 4 hours completing this project, incorporating seeds into master seed storage, using same system for storage have used for 20 years now.

    Saved a few seeds today from an heirloom...
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    It sounds like you are truly entering a new phase...

    It sounds like you are truly entering a new phase of life, and that is always scary. Good for you for having the courage to move forward and make your best life in the new house.
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    I really relate and sympathize. This is a big,...

    I really relate and sympathize. This is a big, big problem for me, too, and I get the middle the night wake's and resulting anxiety.

    So far I have dealt with this by avoiding spending the money,...
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    My husband saves seeds (wonderful, I do, too) but...

    My husband saves seeds (wonderful, I do, too) but he saves a lot of squashes that have crossed with other squashes and I just don't want to use my squash space growing some weird tasteless thing that...
  9. The one I always liked in my 30 years in...

    The one I always liked in my 30 years in Chicago/Wisconsin area was "Illinoisances"
  10. Found another container of seeds we saved last...

    Found another container of seeds we saved last year. One hour sorting through and getting them into smaller containers (removing them from seed heads, basically and relabeling.)
    At least this is...
  11. Thread: August Frugals

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    I have always wanted a stackable washer dryer. ...

    I have always wanted a stackable washer dryer. Tell us how it works out, I'm curious if you like it and can get a lot in it.
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    It is very difficult when one's family seems...

    It is very difficult when one's family seems arrayed on another side, and you are the only one with a different perception of what happened. Or they say "you're too sensitive" or "why do you feel...
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    Thank you for reporting on these events. I...

    Thank you for reporting on these events. I really appreciate hearing from someone who has actually seen the person in person.
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    It sounds like the "should" is something you do...

    It sounds like the "should" is something you do to yourself, from a part of you that buys into the family placement of you as the scapegoat or designated victim.

    It is really hard to overcome that...
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    It was weird! And weirdly long unless I was...

    It was weird! And weirdly long unless I was reading my watch wrong. I wondered what the point was to making it. But I wanted to see it for the period stuff and that was great, the clothes, the way...
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    What a pretty cupboard, Rosa!

    What a pretty cupboard, Rosa!
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    "I keep thinking I should find a way to interact...

    "I keep thinking I should find a way to interact with them, when even a Christmas card can set me off.

    I’m not sure if the should that echoes in my head is really from inside me, manufactured by...
  18. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    I'd read this and see what you think for your...

    I'd read this and see what you think for your situation:

    https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/626/what-is-the-functional-difference-between-cow-manure-and-sheep-manure
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    Catherine, lots of stables will let you haul off...

    Catherine, lots of stables will let you haul off horse manure for free from their pile. It smells better than cow manure and is easier to work with.
    We use horse manure in our garden, and lots of...
  20. Thread: August Frugals

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    We live in a very very small city, and they are...

    We live in a very very small city, and they are advertised in the local paper. There are also local companies who do estate sales, and there were three going on this weekend--on their website, they...
  21. Thread: August Frugals

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    I've always thought this would be fun, to stock...

    I've always thought this would be fun, to stock up for a year of things like soap and dish detergent and paper products--figure out how much you use in a year and then hit a sale weekend like the no...
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    The first roller coaster I ever rode was Galaxy...

    The first roller coaster I ever rode was Galaxy in Asbury Park. I went and looked it up and apparently it was gone by the 80's. The Casino was a weird and haunted place in the 70's.

    My favorite...
  23. How wonderful, and fingers crossed. You have...

    How wonderful, and fingers crossed. You have done a wonderful thing, linking Mouse up with her original owner!
  24. 2 hours labeling and purging old seed packets and...

    2 hours labeling and purging old seed packets and gardening materials..

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    Razz, thank you, that is very helpful advice.

    Razz, thank you, that is very helpful advice.
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