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    Scatterer here, too!! The first two years I...

    Scatterer here, too!!

    The first two years I was up in VT, I did great with clutter control, but I seem to be losing it a little. My office desk is a hot spot, and the central farmhouse table.
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    I haven't seen a lot of it, either, but I did see...

    I haven't seen a lot of it, either, but I did see a NYT op ed by Jonathan Foer.
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    I came from a family with four children and I had...

    I came from a family with four children and I had four children myself, so I can compare the two.

    I have a unique birth order situation because I'm technically the first born, but I'm not the...
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    Nobody's going to let anyone mess with meat. If...

    Nobody's going to let anyone mess with meat. If not being able to go to bars and churches isn't hard enough for Americans to accept, tell them that they can't or shouldn't eat meat and a civil war...
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    Amen, Tybee

    Amen, Tybee
  6. Thread: May Purge

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    Yes, Freecycle is a similar type of site. Not...

    Yes, Freecycle is a similar type of site. Not sure if you have one where you are, but I've given away a lot of stuff on it.
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    Geez.. aren't you ready for a little Agatha...

    Geez.. aren't you ready for a little Agatha Christie or Bridget Jones or a vintage MAD magazine?
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    Yup. I got me a flat of marigolds, too, for...

    Yup. I got me a flat of marigolds, too, for exactly the same reasons! Plus tomatoes, a lot of different lettuces and chard, cucumbers, and herbs: basil, lemon thyme, rosemary. Plus they had a buy...
  9. I feel bad that you suffer from past trauma when...

    I feel bad that you suffer from past trauma when wearing masks, but I would say that the vast majority of non-wearers in cases where masks are mandated are, yes, inconsiderate and selfish. Our local...
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    No slipcovers yet, but I did get the sewing...

    No slipcovers yet, but I did get the sewing machine from my DD. We're steeped in house projects. We're about 75% finished painting the exterior and we're deep in garden bed prep and planting mode.
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    Gorgeous.. Just wait until the HGTV crew...

    Gorgeous..

    Just wait until the HGTV crew shows up and they'll have that gorgeous fireplace ripped out and the brick painted white and the pocket doors replaced with tacky trendy barn doors in a...
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    I think people grasp for someone or something to...

    I think people grasp for someone or something to blame when bad things happen. People don't want to believe misfortune is random. That's scary. It's less scary to believe that the Chinese planted the...
  13. Thread: Cute towns

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    Yeah, that's an old vintage photo I took a...

    Yeah, that's an old vintage photo I took a picture of which was posted on a billboard on the boardwalk. DH and I ate there several times. We'd walk down to Wonderbar from church on Sunday and have a...
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    Speaking of cherries, does anyone have good...

    Speaking of cherries, does anyone have good montmorency cherry recipes? I have a montmorency cherry tree, and my neighbors go ga-ga over it, but I don't know what to do with the cherries!!
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    Ocean Grove (our "winter residence") is just a...

    Ocean Grove (our "winter residence") is just a footbridge away from Asbury Park, as I'm sure you know! in the 2000s it started a great renaissance, which was put on hold by the recession in 2008. ...
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    Thank you, happystuff. You are so right. There's...

    Thank you, happystuff. You are so right. There's LOTS of farmland and country. Go south and you have the Pine Barrens, and go north and you have the green hills and the beautiful, cute towns. When...
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    One of my daughter's best friends had it (35...

    One of my daughter's best friends had it (35 y.o.). Her mother had it. They both recovered, but it was not fun.

    I just found out about an hour ago that one of friend's father was just tested...
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    My pet peeve is people who condescendingly call...

    My pet peeve is people who condescendingly call "mature" women "young lady." Servers who say "What can I get you, young lady?" forfeit a good tip.
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    I can definitely understand that. My DD and her...

    I can definitely understand that. My DD and her fiancé are "professional" thrift store goers, because they are always looking for fabrics to repurpose and sell. My DD has SO many clothes as a...
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    I actually did that a couple of months ago! I can't find it now, but I believe that the breakeven would be at age 78 (I would have accumulated more money by taking early and saving vs taking the full...
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    No problem with too many jeans here! I didn't...

    No problem with too many jeans here!

    I didn't wear jeans for probably over 10 years. Then, last year I was in Banana Republic and had the urge to buy a pair on sale. I just don't feel comfortable...
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    I know what you mean!! That's why I like to be...

    I know what you mean!! That's why I like to be the lackey. YOU talk to people. YOU figure it out. As my son says to me while he lives here during his well-paid furlough, "You tell me what to do and...
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    No, not when you reach full retirement age, which I have. I can earn as much as I want.

    All along I've assumed I would wait until 70 to collect, and I would retire at 70 as well. I'm trying to...
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    HRT was promoted as the fountain of women's...

    HRT was promoted as the fountain of women's youth, particularly by the male doctor who wrote a book about it. It was widely touted as the remedy for many aging ills, including osteoporosis, dryness,...
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    Beautiful door, Tybee!! Definitely keep it!!

    Beautiful door, Tybee!! Definitely keep it!!
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