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    From my mom's house I ended up with a tramp art...

    From my mom's house I ended up with a tramp art chest that she always said was a wedding present from her cousin. It is like a patchwork crazy quilt except all the geometric pieces are made of cigar...
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    I always wonder where the bones go for all cuts...

    I always wonder where the bones go for all cuts of meat and fowl. We have both boneless and bone in thighs at our stores so perhaps it is a regional shortage.
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    I used to work in a building across the street...

    I used to work in a building across the street from where cheerleading camps were held in the summer. Eager moms from across the state would drop off their 13yo daughters hoping that they might be...
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    what the grocery manager told us

    We shop at various stores to get best deals on items we use and have been noticing a lot of empty spots lately. DH asked the manager at Trader Joe's why there are so many out of stocks this month. He...
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    That is on our list of prefer not to have - our...

    That is on our list of prefer not to have - our realtor calls them hog nose houses. It is kind of ugly to have one's garage be the main feature.
  6. Not to mention...dealing with the thousands of...

    Not to mention...dealing with the thousands of homeless citizens living on the streets of this country.
    I read a local story of a church that will be helping Afghans resettle locally. It sounded...
  7. The irony is that we were all immigrants once.

    The irony is that we were all immigrants once.
  8. Media called them bull whips.

    Media called them bull whips.
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    I worked with a girl from Ukraine once who...

    I worked with a girl from Ukraine once who explained to me that they rarely smile at strangers as it is considered disingenuous and rude - especially showing teeth.
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    DH (who spent a lifetime in the food biz) tells...

    DH (who spent a lifetime in the food biz) tells me that the tortilla roll-ups are called high-rollers.
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    Bae, why do you think we don't have similar...

    Bae, why do you think we don't have similar protocols and test kits available here? Everything here seems chaotic and disorganized.
  12. It does seem awfully fishy, doesn't it? Something...

    It does seem awfully fishy, doesn't it? Something to make the current prez look bad? Why would Mexico and other countries allow them to stream through? The ones interviewed on TV spoke fluent Spanish...
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    Thanks all...I don't know why but I always get...

    Thanks all...I don't know why but I always get stressed out about bringing food to events. Also, my group has several vegetarians, one vegan and two diabetics so trying to please everyone is tricky.
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    Appetizers for small group meeting

    Do you have any tried and true popular recipe ideas for appetizers? Only six people so want something simple and tasty (no meat).
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    I am too much of a chicken to have things...

    I am too much of a chicken to have things altered. I inherited a tendency towards droopy eyelids so if it hinders my eyesight someday, I might consider that surgery to correct. The look I find weird...
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    I have noticed in my little neighborhood that...

    I have noticed in my little neighborhood that there are a noticeable number of 35-60 yo men who live with a relative (mostly their mother); some have jobs but others never leave the house. I am...
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    Thinking about this some more, I fear being...

    Thinking about this some more, I fear being abandoned or being homeless. Probably stems from being a child of divorce at age 8 and the way in which it transpired. DH recently got his J & J shot at...
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    Colorado passed it in 2016 I believe. They also...

    Colorado passed it in 2016 I believe. They also have an end-of life program called Five Wishes which many states now have.
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    Welcome! For road trips, we sometimes make...

    Welcome! For road trips, we sometimes make "breakfast cookies." They have the usual suspects but also a generous helping of either mashed sweet potato or pumpkin for extra nutrition.
  20. On the topic of testing, my niece's son (age 12...

    On the topic of testing, my niece's son (age 12 with first shot only) was sent home to quarantine as routine quick testing done at his school showed him as positive for Covid. My niece was...
  21. I don't think any male will ever comprehend what...

    I don't think any male will ever comprehend what it is like to be pregnant and have to make the choice to terminate for all sorts of reasons. That the good 'ol boy governor and his cohorts are...
  22. Thread: Having fun

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    I don't know if it's fun but have been enjoying...

    I don't know if it's fun but have been enjoying collecting seed in the wild. It's legal here. Looking forward to hopefully a fun get-together coming up with an old friend from high school who lives...
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    Cleaning fees a year or so ago used to be in the...

    Cleaning fees a year or so ago used to be in the $25-50 range. Now they are often $100 whether you stay two nights or seven.
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    Window swap website

    This is a fun website if you need a distraction:
    https://www.window-swap.com
    You don't have to sign up, just click the Open a New Window Somewhere in the World button. The location of the image is...
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    Air BnB's have gotten so expensive

    We have been trying to get away in the area for a few days. Almost all the Air BnB rentals if we can even find one now have $100 cleaning fees plus service fees so that the final charge is nearly...
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