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    Driving back late yesterday afternoon from an...

    Driving back late yesterday afternoon from an out-of-town class for work, I saw a beautiful large rainbow. Also saw a coyote successfully run across four lanes of interstate.
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    You might want to look at Heritage All in One...

    You might want to look at Heritage All in One paint. It has good reviews. I'm going to use it to paint my cupboards. It has the primer, chalk paint and sealer. You clean the wood with a...
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    Right - I remember my mom "antiquing" a dresser...

    Right - I remember my mom "antiquing" a dresser in the early 1970's. Soon after, "old wood" was fashionable again. Now we're painting. I'm planning on painting our 1970's builder's grade bathroom and...
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    Honestly - sounds like it's time for the Cut...

    Honestly - sounds like it's time for the Cut Direct. I learned about it on an old site called etiquettehell. It's now badmannersandbrimstone. Basically, that person doesn't exist. If you see them in...
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    It's becoming popular to paint "brown" furniture...

    It's becoming popular to paint "brown" furniture again. I see some stuff and think that the next generation will be cursing these painters as they try to get it back to it's former glory.
  6. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    I've never gardened before (vegetables). This...

    I've never gardened before (vegetables). This year, I planted two tomato plants in a large tub that I had. I put them in late, because that's how I roll. I was so excited to see a tiny green tomato...
  7. This made me smile.

    This made me smile.
  8. Saturday I spent a couple hours decluttering and...

    Saturday I spent a couple hours decluttering and reorganizing our tools and the shelves in the laundry room. Stuff had just been tossed up there over the years - things like leftover bits from...
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    He's a life coach????

    He's a life coach????
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    Our all-adult family saw Lion King Friday...

    Our all-adult family saw Lion King Friday evening. We enjoyed it, but I honestly think I like the old animated one better.
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    Just borrowed this from the library on the Hoopla...

    Just borrowed this from the library on the Hoopla app. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Love them - I like the ones like Batman at Six...

    Love them - I like the ones like Batman at Six Flags over Texas where your legs hang down.
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    I approach stuff like this from the other side,...

    I approach stuff like this from the other side, e.g., I have X amount of storage I can use and that I don't feel overwhelmed with. i fill it 80% full. Everything else has to go. Forces me to be...
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    Raising Arizona was so funny!! I need to watch it...

    Raising Arizona was so funny!! I need to watch it again sometime. I guess my contribution is The Great Lebowski. Maybe not cult, but it certainly has a following.
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    The estate sale company that did my mom's sale...

    The estate sale company that did my mom's sale cleared out everything that was left over. They asked us if it was ok to allow one of their contacts to come in and take what was left. We emphatically...
  16. You certainly deserve it. Hugs.

    You certainly deserve it. Hugs.
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    Toy Story 4 Saturday afternoon. No kids - we love...

    Toy Story 4 Saturday afternoon. No kids - we love Pixar and aren't ashamed! I wasn't really expecting much, but DH wanted to see it. I was pleasantly surprised. Kind of a slow start, but eventually...
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    We applied for ours in December and got them...

    We applied for ours in December and got them within 2-3 weeks.
  19. Thread: June Purge

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    A friend's daughter had a baby last week on a...

    A friend's daughter had a baby last week on a Tuesday morning. Wednesday morning, their house (rental) burned down. The other Grandma was staying with the toddler twins and all made it out ok, but...
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    I'm a lifelong Kansan and will probably die here....

    I'm a lifelong Kansan and will probably die here. I despaired over the politics of the last two governors, but we have a new one now and I hope she can lead us out of the darkness. I will stay and do...
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    Max Lucado's You'll Get Through This - Hope and...

    Max Lucado's You'll Get Through This - Hope and Help for Turbulent Times. He uses the story of Joseph (he of the Technicolor Dream Coat) in the Bible to provide inspiration on getting through tough...
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    DH and I saw Rocketman Saturday afternoon (yes,...

    DH and I saw Rocketman Saturday afternoon (yes, we go for the blockbusters, lol). My advice: don't partake of a lot of fluids before or during. It was a bit long, but I was entranced. There is a bit...
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    Thinking of you, SiouzQ. Be gentle with yourself...

    Thinking of you, SiouzQ. Be gentle with yourself - eat good food, get some more good sleep. Talk to a therapist. Pray if you do that or meditate outside if a beautiful, quiet spot. Don't rush your...
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    I think in some cultures, you're supposed to only...

    I think in some cultures, you're supposed to only use your right hand to eat rice, etc., because the left hand is the one you use to clean yourself after using the toilet. I'm a lefty, so I know I'd...
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    I've been buying quite a bit off of PoshMark....

    I've been buying quite a bit off of PoshMark. Sellers post their own items there. I can shop for the brands I like. Some are gently used; some are new with or without tags. Overall, I've been pleased...
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