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    When I was a young woman, I lived in interior...

    When I was a young woman, I lived in interior Mexico for a while and learned a whole other way of life. Even this many years later, those experiences stuck with me about how tight hispanic families...
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    What is the fascination with royals anyway? I...

    What is the fascination with royals anyway? I find it really strange to hone in on people's private affairs regardless of their status in life. IMO, it is not newsworthy.
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    Love to hear from newcomers!! And so glad Rhonda...

    Love to hear from newcomers!!
    And so glad Rhonda is blogging again. I thought she had "retired".
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    Tesla's new German factory

    It hasn't been in the news much here, but Tesla has gotten approval to clear cut a 740 acre forest near Berlin for a new Tesla factory. Seems like an environmental disconnect.
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    Isn't there a documentary about Hilary coming out...

    Isn't there a documentary about Hilary coming out soon? Maybe she just wanted some publicity or maybe she has other plans...
  6. An interesting article about "stuff" at estate sales

    https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/1/18523209/estate-sales-la-cynthia-abernethy
    I also try to imagine the story behind all of the owner's belongings at estate sales.
    What do your possessions say about...
  7. And then again like all the civilizations before...

    And then again like all the civilizations before ours...if history is any gauge, there is a great deal of prosperity before the decline. Humans just keep repeating the pattern. I remain optimistic...
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    I use a pinch of Dijon to make salad dressing. I...

    I use a pinch of Dijon to make salad dressing. I also keep a jar of good honey mustard for infrequent ham sandwiches.
  9. When I worked, I got up around 6:15. Now that I'm...

    When I worked, I got up around 6:15. Now that I'm into retirement a few years, a natural rhythm has me in bed around 11:00 and rising around 7:30. It feels decadent to get so much sleep and I...
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    Being Mortal

    Being Mortal
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    Sneaky realtors are lurking on zillow, reddit,...

    Sneaky realtors are lurking on zillow, reddit, next-door, craigslist, meet up investment groups and other forums - just waiting to pounce on FSBO listings.
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    I have sort of given up worrying about it but...

    I have sort of given up worrying about it but then again I don't have a lot of technology in my life. Ring, Nest, etc. It is more of an aggravation. Some of my favorite blogs have so much of it that...
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    My spiritual room is anytime I go outdoors and...

    My spiritual room is anytime I go outdoors and observe/experience nature.
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    We made a year-end decision to eat more...

    We made a year-end decision to eat more vegetarian this year. Tonight will be a bowl with farro, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn and red bell peppers topped with a cilantro avocado sauce.
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    I frequently walk to the post office and...

    I frequently walk to the post office and sometimes to a little strip center that looks like it came out of the 1950s about a mile away - it has a coffee shop, diner, grocery, liquor store, bank, hair...
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    Not about me but it always fascinates people that...

    Not about me but it always fascinates people that my father was a NASA physician to various Apollo astronauts during their heyday. I recall going to a few crazy astronaut parties with my father when...
  17. My neighbor has taken several GoAhead tours and...

    My neighbor has taken several GoAhead tours and highly recommends them.
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    There is also a lot of money tied up in war...

    There is also a lot of money tied up in war machines and weapons.
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    I wrapped up the itemized tracking I did for 2019...

    I wrapped up the itemized tracking I did for 2019 and these were the grocery-related monthly averages for the two of us and two cats:
    Groceries/Food only - $362
    Groceries/non-food - $16 (toilet...
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    Good idea, bae. Just the other night we used the...

    Good idea, bae. Just the other night we used the fireplace and DH accidentally left the damper closed when it went out. At 2am, the carbon monoxide alarms went off - scary. Also, when thinking about...
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    I watched a movie recently about a prepper who...

    I watched a movie recently about a prepper who had a hidden storeroom stocked to the gills. Canned tuna was his thing - hundreds of cans. I keep thinking at the least I need to have some candles in...
  22. Thread: Another War?

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    I think it's very interesting to read the history...

    I think it's very interesting to read the history of our relations with Iran going back to the 50s. We really need to stop poking our fingers where they don't belong in order to assert power and...
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    As it turned out, every family member who...

    As it turned out, every family member who gathered at DD's house for the holiday came down with a stomach bug. Good thing we stayed home.
  24. We have the realtor who sold us this house...

    We have the realtor who sold us this house salivating over the fact that we might sell next spring or summer. I am determined to once again sell as a FSBO. $20K plus to realtors is nonsense.
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    Mostly a year of rest after two previous years of upheaval. One thing stands out though - this fall, I developed some sort of physical ailment with mysterious painful symptoms which I immediately...
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