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    Just apply for the job! You came in second! ...

    Just apply for the job! You came in second! First now has a job.

    writing the lesson plans will just bite into time that you need for other things. Worry about lesson plans after you get the job.
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    Do you have closet space? I feel like I remember...

    Do you have closet space? I feel like I remember that you keep your clothes pretty simple. Is there room for one of those hanging sweater shelf things that would let you stick the yarn in end-on...
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    I became a vegetarian. I can remember eating...

    I became a vegetarian. I can remember eating rare ribs off the bone with my hands with “juice” dripping onto my wrists. Now the smell of meat cooking makes my stomach clench and my throat tighten....
  4. So, my description is loosely based on a couple...

    So, my description is loosely based on a couple of single moms I actually know who have no kids under ten, are not looking for a replacement father, and fit the 35-50 window. One has a loosely...
  5. I was speaking as a weirdo - hence a comparable...

    I was speaking as a weirdo - hence a comparable set of options....

    Suppose she can pay half the rent and she suffers from something like ptsd or depression that is basically controlled with...
  6. A friend once told Dd “your parents will never...

    A friend once told Dd “your parents will never get divorced. They are too weird to ever date anyone else.”

    there was the set of men I could live happily with, and there was the set of men I could...
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    Hi Danna! last night Dd and her dh came out...

    Hi Danna!

    last night Dd and her dh came out for dinner (and to borrow the chainsaw). She made cookies and the house is a mess, but it’s a “if you clean it up now it won’t take very long” mess.
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    Sometimes you want pancakes and you don’t eat...

    Sometimes you want pancakes and you don’t eat them.

    sometimes you have to put yourself where there is no food available.

    sometimes you backslide.

    that is control - imperfect control, but...
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    Late to the party, but feeling a need to chime in...

    Late to the party, but feeling a need to chime in - newgig, from one hoarder to another - welcome.

    Ultralight, of course we can control it. It’s just very very hard. Like controlling your food...
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    I don’t stay productive in the heat. yesterday...

    I don’t stay productive in the heat.

    yesterday I did the 4h interviews (in a building so absurdly air conditioned that I was literally shivering nonstop at the end) swam, and got a couple of items...
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    Yppej, that must be very stressful - to have...

    Yppej, that must be very stressful - to have responsibility without control. Very bad set up.

    Good job Rosa!

    yesterday was my first day home in July. I pulled some weeds even though...
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    Thanks for starting this! I’m going to give...

    Thanks for starting this!

    I’m going to give myself an extra week and go to the astronomical quarter or “old Lammas”.

    july is busy for me. I’m about to spend a week visiting family. My goals...
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    One more thing that might matter to you - with or...

    One more thing that might matter to you - with or without you, MD will go democrat in 2020.
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    I grew up mostly on Maryland’s Eastern shore. ...

    I grew up mostly on Maryland’s Eastern shore. Delaware has nice fishing beaches. Your dating pool might be larger too.
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    Tonight dh was not home for dinner. I ate...

    Tonight dh was not home for dinner. I ate pineapple spears and carrots (peeled but not cut) and almonds - ingredients.

    the dh thing is too long to fully explain, but he would do things mindlessly...
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    So, ultralight, what is your new approach? i...

    So, ultralight, what is your new approach?

    i eat ingredients.
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    I am confused. How could you possibly lose a...

    I am confused. How could you possibly lose a kitchen knife? Where could it go? There is nothing for it to be behind or under. It is too large and sharp and metal for Harlan to eat.

    i lose...
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    Totally! during the school year. dh says...

    Totally!

    during the school year.

    dh says “let’s do xyz” and I say “I’m exhausted, these are the things that happened today...” or “I still have two hours of planning and prep work.” Or “I have...
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    Well, with school out I should have been working...

    Well, with school out I should have been working more outside and on pottery, but somehow I have shifted into the house.

    i haven’t been swimming, and this week dh has been taking vacation and we...
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    My grandfather starting smoking at age 11. When...

    My grandfather starting smoking at age 11. When he died, he was housebound on oxygen for emphysema. He was also an alcoholic.

    his death certificate says “heart attack” because that was the...
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    I would have done pretty well putting the labels...

    I would have done pretty well putting the labels in the actual cause of death chart, but I would have ranked diabetes above road incidents and I do not know what “lower respiratory disease” is.
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    Mschrisgo2, I have not. It looks like it might...

    Mschrisgo2, I have not. It looks like it might be related to the renaissance mind concept.

    Kappydell, yes, I am wondering if I should make an effort to be more social because somebody wrote a...
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    It’s the pinnacle of Mazlow’s hierarchy of needs....

    It’s the pinnacle of Mazlow’s hierarchy of needs. It refers to reaching your full potential in all areas of life.

    i’m guessing IL’s standards aren’t really that high.
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    Ironically, I am usually pretty good at picking...

    Ironically, I am usually pretty good at picking up on the silently judging the hell out of me.

    although, that may be because I assume it is the default position, and simply wait for it to become...
  25. Well, at least your dad has an option... I...

    Well, at least your dad has an option...

    I believe hoarding has a genetic and neurological components. It has been linked to trauma, and to OCD, but I don’t know that either are causal. I can’t...
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