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    I like having stocked grains which I keep in...

    I like having stocked grains which I keep in clear glass jars...otherwise, I try to buy fresh produce very often to save on waste...when vegetables start going limp, I throw vegetables in a pot and...
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    Cute places, both rail car and cottage. What I...

    Cute places, both rail car and cottage. What I noticed immediately about the cottage was the lack of cabinet space in the kitchen. That wouldn't work for me. I like to cook and storage is...
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    For me, it's being among big trees and breathing...

    For me, it's being among big trees and breathing deeply. Feeling rooted and connected to them...I feel my body slowing down and relaxing...
  4. Our Ford Focus SE is now 18 years old and still...

    Our Ford Focus SE is now 18 years old and still road worthy. Has a lot of rattles, though. Mileage is around 92,000. It's not our daily driver--we mostly use our 2005 Honda Civic. It's much...
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    If this helps at all, my husband just ordered...

    If this helps at all, my husband just ordered (and received) a new pair of progressive glasses (he lost the others on the beach when the "leash" gave way). For the frames, the lenses, a blue coating...
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    Thanks, Tiam, for bringing the thread back on...

    Thanks, Tiam, for bringing the thread back on topic -- and for the thoughtfulness of your reply. Our search for meaning seems to be getting harder and harder these days. Hence the rise in suicides...
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    Over-crowded rats behave like humans

    I remember some class or textbook reading that told us that if you keep crowding rats in a cage, at some point, they begin exhibiting anti-social, violent behavior.

    Got me thinking -- when I was a...
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    Lucky you! Mr. Rickman was a fine actor...no one...

    Lucky you! Mr. Rickman was a fine actor...no one could curl his lip like he could..yet he could play a comic role, too.
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    No--do you recommend??

    No--do you recommend??
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    Woody Harrelson...I'm a fan of both his acting...

    Woody Harrelson...I'm a fan of both his acting and his way of being in the world. I admire him.
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    He was an innovator for sure! But I've read most...

    He was an innovator for sure! But I've read most of his roofs leak. And in his personal life, he surely was a cad! But so many artists are/were...but still, his designs just capture my imagination...
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    Our tour guide was terrific...and seeing the...

    Our tour guide was terrific...and seeing the inside and outside of the house was fascinating. We're huge FLW fans, though so YMMV.

    There's another nearby Wright-designed home for touring,...
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    I know what you're saying..sometimes vacations to...

    I know what you're saying..sometimes vacations to tourist hotspots (especially if language/currency are different than yours) can be exhausting, rather than restful.

    One of our favorite vacations...
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    Wow, my Doc is on the other end of the spectrum. ...

    Wow, my Doc is on the other end of the spectrum.

    When I show up with similar symptoms (and urine test shows blood in urine) she just says I have a urinary tract/bladder infection and puts me on...
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    Been called overly-sensitive most of my...

    Been called overly-sensitive most of my life...cannot watch violent movies. Can walk into a room and be attuned to feeling and emotions.

    I do have to guard against people overwhelming me with...
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    I equate "basic" with "simple." We always choose...

    I equate "basic" with "simple." We always choose basic appliances, bought a plain-vanilla home that we decorated with finds from used furniture stores and consignment shops. It' really comfortable...
  17. Thread: July Purge

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    How about an August 1 purge? Attacked my DH's...

    How about an August 1 purge? Attacked my DH's office and piles upon piles of papers and magazines. After 10 years of promises to clean it up, I just couldn't take having a bio-hazard room...
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    Yep, I'm so glad to be off the HCTZ. Those...

    Yep, I'm so glad to be off the HCTZ. Those all-too-frequent bathroom trips got very tiresome and sometimes problematic when a loo wasn't in sight... read in some journal article that older folks...
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    My morning routine is pretty simple. We're both...

    My morning routine is pretty simple. We're both quasi-retired -- but do in-our-home pet-sitting -- one dog at a time. If no dog in residence, one of us makes coffee and brings it to other person...
  20. Small groups of 1-4 are great for me. But I get...

    Small groups of 1-4 are great for me. But I get over-stimulated with larger gatherings. Not sure I'm a true introvert, but I am a true highly-sensitive human who can't take much in the way of...
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    I'm not a picky eater, but I do strongly dislike:...

    I'm not a picky eater, but I do strongly dislike:

    --Brussel sprouts (and I've tried them every way except chocolate coated)

    --Turnips

    --Rutabagas

    --Tripe
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    Blood Pressure Meds Roulette

    Has anyone else played this "game" of roulette?? It's rather frustrating trying to work with Doc to find the winning combination of high blood pressure meds to bring the BP to a reasonable level--...
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    Finding bras at Nordstorm Rack seems quite...

    Finding bras at Nordstorm Rack seems quite appropriate -- and even a bit funny/ironic.
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    Thanks, Citizen!

    Thanks, Citizen!
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    Catherine, you and I must be kindred spirits, as...

    Catherine, you and I must be kindred spirits, as I could have written your exact list and will be making your soup tomorrow with just those ingredients. Minus the mushrooms as DH won't eat them...
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