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12/5/17 7:06 P

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Going to have to get over my jealousy now. My sister has a cleaning lady that comes in once a week. My sister has rheumatoid arthritis so having a cleaning lady is a must. I have no idea how the cleaning lady deals with my sister's four King Charles Cavalier Spaniels!

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12/3/17 11:16 A

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Finding a cleaning lady who is good with big dogs took a while. However, I did it! She's coming once a month to do the big stuff. This already helped immensely, as I spent the time I would have been cleaning on decluttering the office.

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11/16/17 7:49 A

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Enjoying a long weekend with friends and doing something fun is so much better than cleaning your house!

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11/14/17 8:42 A

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Decluttering rocks! However, so does spending four days with 8 friends and 14 greyhounds, which is what I was doing November 5 through 8. We went to Las Cruces for the Dona Ana Renaissance Arts Faire.

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11/1/17 5:01 P

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Continuing on with de-cluttering—I got new dishes after 43 1/2 years. We donated four sets of Corelle with serving platters, serving dishes, a butter dish, and 16 coffee mugs to the boutique run by the local women’s shelter. They were thrilled, I was a bit embarrassed to tell them how old they were. I donated some other dishes as well. There’s stuff in those kitchen cabinets I haven’t used in years, I need to get rid of more of it!

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Beginning to de-clutter does feel good. I imagine it will be truly amazing when I get more done! Was noticing how cluttered my closet is this morning, and thinking time to send another batch of clothes to charity.

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10/16/17 7:38 A

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Amazing how good it feels to de-clutter, isn’t it? My husband is a pack rat. I have to constantly stay on top of things or we end up with stacks of junk mail and magazines. He loves stack management—his name for it. I told him I wanted my own study because his chaos was making me nervous. I think he was insulted, but I couldn’t open the door all the way because of all his stuff! I still have to share the study, but he’s cleaned up most of the stacks. Now if I could just get him to straighten up his side of the closet.

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10/10/17 3:58 P

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Yearning for a clutter-free lifestyle. I actually had a friend come over and help me pick through items to donate, then help me organize some paperwork. It felt great to drop off three boxes at a local charity.

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10/8/17 12:44 P

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Watching a YouTube video: Meeting of Minds, Steve Allen's TV show from 1979-1981. Oh, I had forgotten how incredible that show was. Got lost for a bit, there. I wonder if they have the whole series on DVD. I'll have to check. I could get it for Christmas. I keep finding things I'd like for Christmas. Greatbags.com has a pocketbook I love. It's a limited edition fabric, Fall Leaves. Usually, I find presents for everyone else, although now I do very little Christmas shopping anymore. All the great neices and nephews (there are 8 of them) get Amazon gift cards. My mom likes to get restaurant gift certificates so she can go to lunch or dinner with her friends. She claims she doesn't need anything else to clutter up her life. She doesn't like clutter. It just more to dust!

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10/3/17 11:27 P

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Verifying that indeed, being a grandparent is the best. The very best!

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9/28/17 8:00 P

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Uncovering the secrets of being a grandparent—the best one is being able to play again!

Doesn’t the pumpkin lentil soup look good? The email Suzy sent today had a cabbage soup that looked really good, too.

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Taking time with my grandkids on Sunday was lovely. I played with them while their mom did her grocery shopping. Marble run, battle ship, drawing pictures - everything is more fun with grandkids!

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9/22/17 4:26 P

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Sorting out the changes the new IOS update has made to my IPad. Interesting.

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Relaxing is what food prep is for me, as I enjoy doing it so much. Most of the time, I am so busy I don't take time to make more intricate recipes, however I have been a bit inspired the last few weeks.

Took a look at the themediterraneandish.com and printed out her recipe for lentil pumpkin soup. Sounds yum! Thank you.

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9/9/17 2:40 P

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Questing for recipes is fun! Okay, so it isn't easy finding a q-ing word. I like this website:
themediterraneandish.com --it's not all vegetarian, but Suzy has a quite a few recipes that are vegetarian. I leave off the yogurt and cheese and do just fine.

Mm, love eggplant and bok choy.

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9/6/17 3:58 P

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Preparing a lovely vegetarian meal is fun for me. On Monday, I made a Japanese stir-fry eggplant & bok choy mix which was served over pink rice. Very tasty.

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9/1/17 10:29 P

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Ordering the fattoush tomorrow at Kabob Je's. We're going there for my birthday. I've seen vegetarians at the restaurant. I haven't had Afghani food. I like Kabob Je because they don't serve pork and, while they have yogurt sauce, everything doesn't come with dairy. Living in the south means that vegetables are very often served fried or with bacon.

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Noting that I need to try Lebanese food! No, I have not had fattoush. I have had Afghani food and it was amazing. Also, many different mid-Eastern varieties. I love trying new ethic foods, as long as vegetarian is an option. :D

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8/19/17 7:58 P

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Making a lot of Mediterranean food lately. My son and DIL took us to Kabob Je, a local Lebanese restaurant for Father's Day. It was wonderful. Have you ever had fattoush? It's a salad with romaine, radish, cucumber, tomato, flat leaf parsley, and mint with an olive oil and lemon dressing with sumac, salt and pepper, topped with pieces of fried pita bread. Sumac has a lemon flavor. When you add lemon to dressing it can mellow and fade away, but the sumac flavor stays nice and bright.

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Learning about new flavors intrigues me. I've never cooked with sumac. Tell me more.

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8/18/17 7:42 A

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Knowing that deals like that are made makes me crazy!

I told my mom that sumac was my new favorite spice and she wanted to why I'd eat poison. Made me laugh.

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Justifying grants is often based on pork barrel spending agreements. "I'll vote yes to fund your bridge to nowhere, if you vote yes to fund our college's research grant for whether or not blondes really do have more fun."

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8/16/17 5:45 P

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Including without federal help, as well! I don't think our taxes should pay for private institutions. The federal government also gives monies to private colleges in the form of grants. Some of those grants are ridiculous! Government waste is atrocious.

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Having choices is good. I would like those choices to be any public school you like or any private school you are willing to pay for without state help. :D

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8/1/17 5:44 P

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Going to have to agree with you. Alex's school, however, is a public school and anyone who puts their name in the lottery has an equal chance of getting in. In North Carolina our property taxes pay for public schools and everyone pays the same rate whether their children go to public or private school. There are no exemptions, not even for senior citizens. The other concern I have is that, while all schools are required to meet the same standards, that is not necessarily so and charter schools sometimes fall behind there.

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Finding more and more families are choosing charter schools gives me mixed feelings. I like that people have more choices and can find a school which might better fit their child's needs. However, the loss of funds from the public school system also concerns me.

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7/29/17 2:42 P

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Experiencing an early start date because Alex's school is a year round school. They have six and a half weeks off in the summer instead of ten. They also get two weeks in December and one week in October, February, and April, as well as the normal holidays off. While there are other schools in the county that are year round as well, it's a public school that's run like a private school. It's a charter school. Students are chosen by lottery, ideally in kindergarten (always good to start at the beginning). Once a student is enrolled, all siblings are allowed to attend the school, as well.

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Deliberating over whether these early back-to-school dates are good or bad. When I was a kid, we went back after Labor Day. My grandkids start back the second week of August and yours has already started!

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7/28/17 1:37 P

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Changing from hot and dry to hot and humid doesn't sound appealing!

My grandson started school on Monday so we're back to our Friday night stay overs. He was staying over on Thursdays. I'll get to hear all about moving to the upper campus. The K--3 goes to one school and 4-12 goes to another location where there is a campus with I don't know how many buildings. I've never been there so I don't have a clue. I hope he likes it.

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Bellaching about the weather, unfortunately, doesn't make it better. Here, June or July is hottest. The humidity arrives end of July/beginning of August, which cools the temps by about 5-10 degrees; however, the humidity makes the heat much harder to tolerate!

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Awaiting the cooler weather myself! Two and a half months to go for me. August is always the hottest month here, I'm sure that's true for Phoenix, too. Not looking forward to 114 degrees? Yikes! We're having a bit of cooler weather with temperatures in the high 80's. We were supposed to have some rain, but it's been missing us. The HOA sent us a letter telling us we had to do something about the dying grass by our front curb. Too late now. We should have watered that section of grass more. Wonder if we'll get fined for it.

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Yearning for cooler weather. Autumn, where are you?!

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7/23/17 2:48 P

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Wanting to get rid of cable tv doesn't change the fact that we still deal with the cable company for internet. Dial up service is not a good option if you want to uses streaming devices. I have the same issue with the price going up every year.

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Verifying that cable companies are ... challenging. We have Cox. Decent service, but every year there's a huge price increase. I keep cutting services to bring the price back down. Done. Next time, I'm turning off the TV and going to just what can be streamed through the 'net.

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7/22/17 1:51 P

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Using our local cable company, Spectrum, is driving my husband crazy so he has decided to try YouTube TV. We still have to use Spectrum for internet. We have our phone with them, too. Phone numbers from the cable company are not portable. Now I have to change the phone number on everything. :-( I can't watch Major Crimes on You Tube TV. I'll have to wait until I can watch it on Netflix (we have a Roku). He's also decided he doesn't like Yahoo email. I told him before I change that, he has to use his gmail account. I'm not thrilled with gmail. So many accounts have our phone number and email address. Sigh.

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7/18/17 8:08 P

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Training with a personal trainer definitely will "really give you a workout!"

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Sounding like you're really getting a workout!

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"Running the rack," is the technique he used with me today. Dumbbells, start with 5 lbs, 5 bicep curls, then 7.5 lbs, then 10 lbs, then 12.5 lbs, then 15 lbs... you keep doing until you hit a weight where you simply cannot. Then, you go back down, 12.5 lbs, 10 lbs, etc. Did two biceps and two triceps exercises this way. Definitely fatigues the muscles! And, as always, started & ended with cardio. Today, elliptical first, treadmill at the end.

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7/13/17 3:10 P

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Quitting the recliner isn't an easy thing to do(neither is finding a q-ing word appropriate for the subject)! Good for you!

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Partaking in regular exercise is a big plus. I'm enjoying having a personal trainer push me into doing more than I would do on my own. Now, I'm patiently waiting for this additional fitness to show up on the scale. Hah.

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Obsessing over every bite of food and tracking it makes me want to break out in hives! I did just fine in February making healthy choices and eating smaller servings. March came along with all the birthdays and inch by inch all my good intentions slipped away. I've been working with my pedorthist (he makes orthotics for my horribly expensive shoes) to get to the point where shoes don't make my feet, knees, and back hurt. I think we've finally got it right, as long as my arches don't decide to fall even more. So it's back to walking and making better choices about what I eat. Such a simple concept, huh?

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Nailing the lack of active members on our team? Haha! I stopped logging my exercise a long time ago. Stopped logging food, too. Almost think I need to do it again, however it is so time consuming. I'm going to buy a fitbit instead and let it log my activity automatically. :D

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Making the effort to get back on the treadmill is my goal for this week. Who knows, if I log my exercise into the fitness tracker I could be in the top five on our Spark Team. It's a real possibility! (Did that sound snarky?)

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Learning the fine art of balance between fun-but-inactive and active-whether-fun-or-not activites is a continuous learning curve!

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Knowing I could make healthier choices still doesn't stop me from being glued to my e-reader!

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Justifying time in front of a computer is difficult. Life is much better when we work in our gardens, walk our dogs, prepare healthy food for our meals, and perhaps even make time for the gym.

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Increasing my time spent on the internet is not something I'm really interested in doing. I was just checking out the weather and moaning about the fact that the temperatures are going to be in the low 90's for the next ten days and then I looked at your weather report. Well . . . Nothing to complain about, eh?

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Having a facebook account allows me to stay in touch with friends and family in several nice ways. Mostly, by seeing the photos they post of their families and travels. Also, by exchanging messages. However, it is also a bastion of fake news and political posts, which can become time consuming and distracting.

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Going to have to get a Facebook account one of these days. My husband is dead set against it. Haven't decided if he's just getting old and cranky. I hate to argue with him and there are just some things that aren't worth the hassle.

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Flailing for another way to show you the photos. Maybe I can share them as a google upload.

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Exhausting all avenues to the link to your photo album. Not sure what I'm missing. I even typed the whole thing in and it tells me Page Not Found. As far as my frizzy hair goes, I've had it super short and long, it's about an inch below my ear in the front, layered on the top and back now. Maybe I could go an inch shorter, but any shorter and it's impossible to manage and still frizzy. When the dew point is over 70 degrees and the humidity is over 60% there is nothing that will keep it from frizzing. My hair has gotten finer as I've gotten older and if I don't blow dry it, even on dry winter days, it looks like caramel colored wavy cotton candy and not in a good way.

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Deliberating over the frizzy hair dilemma. You could just cut it shorter, right? I should update my SP photo. My hair is in a pixie now.

You don't need facebook membership to access the link. I set the photo album as public. Did you try cut & paste the link into the browser, rather than just clicking on it?

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Changing to a different browser didn't help, I cannot access the link. I don't know why, but I am never able to access your links. I don't have Facebook either. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. If I lived in that kind of humidity year round every day would be a bad hair day! Where I live now, my hair is frizzy only five months out of the year. 😀 (Gee, there's no emoticon for frizzy hair!)

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Berating myself for not getting back into the games sooner (not really, just needing a B word).

OMG, Kauai was incredible! I want to move there. Seriously. Don't think it will happen, though.

There is one area of the island which actually gets over 400 inches of rain a year. Some years, as much as 900 inches has fallen. Over 70 feet of rain! It's way up around 5,100 feet elevation, so it creates rivers in several directions.

We had a blast. On our helicopter tour of the island, we learned over 85% of the island is inaccessible via roads. Some places cannot even be reached by hiking, so the only way to see some is via the helicopter.

I don't know if it will work, yet here is a link to my photo album of the helicopter tour:

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Awaiting your return! How was your vacation?

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Yearning to share the experience of Hawaii with you and my other friends! (Y-ing are difficult, aren't they?) Yes, Kauai is very lush and has areas that range from over 100" rain a year to around 15-20". We will visit the Waimea Canyon, which has been dubbed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." While on Oahu, we'll go up the famous volcano near Honolulu, Diamondhead.

Kauai's volcanoes are pretty eroded and old, so they don't look like our vision of a volcano. I just bought two more memory disks for my camera, so I will take loads of photos. I also got a waterproof, floating box to put the camera in. :D

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Wondering if you'll have time to Spark today. Are you going to hike in the rain forests in Hawaii and visit the volcanoes? I'm always amazed when I see Hawaii on TV. It's so incredibly beautiful.

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Verifying a slow start is 100% improvement over a no start. I've been no started for several months and it's not at all good. Back into walking the dogs, which is good.

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Upping my cardio is finally possible! Yeah! I think (and hope) the inflammation in my foot is better and I have new sneakers and shoes, finally. I'm walking on the treadmill. I've started very slowly and walk for 10 minutes at a time. Hopefully, it won't take long before I can move faster again.

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Tantalizing foods make me realize maybe what I need is to up my cardio so the calorie burn will allow more food in a day!

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Sympathizing with your cravings because I'm having a similar problem. Birthday month did me in and now I'm stalled.

I'm sure the owner of the restaurant really appreciates your business! Always good to have customers come in and order more than just water. It's hard to get people to tip around here. I went to lunch with six women from bible study. One of the women decided that we could each just leave a dollar because $6.00 was enough of a tip!

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Resetting my cravings for chocolate is difficult right now. It's probably time to go cold turkey on giving up sweets again. I'd lost my desire for daily chocolate candy until we had that birthday cake in February. Yikes!

I'll be having Mexican food tonight. My block watch captains meeting is at a local Mexican restaurant. I usually buy a little something because they let us meet for free. About half of us purchase a meal, so I think it makes the owner happy to let us use his space.

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Queuing up at my favorite Mexican restaurant for a bean burrito sounds good! I make my own burritos, as well, but it's difficult to come up with q-ing words!

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Partaking in baked beans with bacon is something I would also forego. Although I love my own vegetarian cooking, I take the easy way out quite frequently. The easy way for me, however, is not frozen meals, but simple. Salad with a vegetarian protein. Or a simple bean burrito. Or perhaps soup or as a special treat, a loaded baked potato.

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Opening frozen dinners was never appealing to me, so I cook. We all like to get in the kitchen together and cook. It's nice to have someone to cook with. Now that my husband is retired, he's cooking more often because he enjoys it. He's pretty good about making things I can eat, although today he made baked beans with bacon. Not something I can manage, but he was happy.

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Needing someone else to prepare your meals, eh? I only wish... Though I know you do take your turn cooking as you've spoken about what you're making for dinner or special occasions.

Yes, we do end up with some poor sentence structure!

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Making conversation this way takes creativity. At least that's what I tell myself. It also makes for some poor sentence structure! Well, I have to finish up here, time for breakfast. My husband always makes breakfast. If it was up to me I probably would eat a Luna bar or have nothing at all except coffee. I love coffee.

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Loving our silly conversations in the message threads! Okay, so it started with an i because of the asterisks in front. Hahaha!

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Knowing that you have misunderstood (that wasn't awkward!), let me clarify. Not L, but i for the ing, since the word actually starts with an F but I just put ****ing. So? Does it count as an i word?

Great that jelly beans are too sweet, now if cookies were too sweet, too . . .

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Justifying the use of curse words? I use them rather freely in spoken language, though I tend to avoid them in written language. For the life of me, I cannot think of a dirty word that begins with the letter I.

Yes, I was frustrated with the plant company. However, they delivered a gorgeous arrangement and she did receive it on her birthday (barely). She was leaving the office early for a birthday dinner with her husband when it arrived.

BTW, I meant to compliment you on your tastes changing so jelly beans no longer taste good! That's actually quite awesome, Linda.

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Imagining your frustration as I read this. Acccckkkkkkk!


Just curious--if I had put "****ing Idiots!," would that have counted at an "I-ing" word? The first letter is an i.

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Harassing the plant delivery company is what I did today. They promised a morning delivery. They also promised to text me a photo when it was about to be delivered, so I could see the arrangement. I started following up with them around noon DC time and kept getting a "soon" response. Finally, at 5pm DC time, I texted them that I still wanted it, but only if it would be delivered first thing tomorrow morning. Then, they sent a photo and stated delivered at 4:30.

(Her birthday is today.)

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Giving presents has changed drastically for me over the years. I used to torture myself finding the right gift for everyone. While I shop for my son and his family, I send egift cards to extended family. When I was trying to figure out what to send to my niece for her second child, I asked my sister what she needed. She suggested an Amazon gift card because that's how my niece and her friends buy diapers! Wow, times have changed. I used cloth diapers, but it never occurred to me to buy things on Amazon that I could pick up at the local store.

Like the live plant idea. Hope your daughter had a happy birthday.

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Favoring an environmentally friendly approach. Today, I am ordering a succulent plant arrangement delivered to my daughter for her birthday (the one who lives in the DC area).

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Earthlings (hehe, bent the rules a bit there) must understand that while there are many factors that create global warming, some of them natural occurrences, anything we do that creates heat increases the warming trend. It's not just about pollution. Here's a truly random list: overpopulation, heating and cooling our homes and businesses, impervious coverage (roads, houses), herds of cattle, vehicles. Pollution is the best aspect to tackle, isn't it?

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Disconcerting, isn't it? The weather gets hot too fast and we have people who don't care that their business pollutes our world's environment, as long as they get to rake in the big bucks (sigh).

Earth will survive. It isn't very easy to destroy Earth. However, their actions will destroy Earth's environment and ultimately cause the destruction of our species and many other living and sentient species.

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Considering climate change scenarios (hehe). I really can't say that early spring/late winter weather is all due to climate change, but I do wish people would consider that the things we do affect everyone and do affect that planet!

Don't you just hate when it gets too hot so quickly? I like a slow warm up so you can get used to the heat. Soon enough, 90 degrees will be cooler weather! Three years ago we had a summer without the oppressive humidity. It was so wonderful. The temperature stayed in the low 90's. It wasn't bad at all except for the fact that we didn't have any rain.

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Beginning to wish for colder climes already (sigh). Last Sunday at the Renaissance Festival, it was too hot to take the dogs out walking, so we all hovered in the shade of our booth all day. Prediction this weekend is over 90. This is coming way too early! I had to turn on the A/C last night, just to fall asleep.

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Amazing how fast the weather changes around here! The thermometer was inching toward the 80's and then dropped into the 30's and 40's. Brr. We even had our second snowstorm of the winter! (One inch or so of snow.) I really don't mind the temperature fluctuations of winter around here, I just wish it lasted for longer. We have five months of summer and it's more than I can stand, but moving north again would mean dealing with snow and ice. Not something I want to do either. I completely understand why people summer in the north and winter in the south!

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Yearning for cooler weather is something I'll be doing very soon, perhaps as soon as this weekend. The predictions are high 80s to possibly 90. (sigh)

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Wanting to save cold weather clothes is a nice idea. We might visit family or friends in the north in winter or drive an hour and a half to the mountains. However, we have not done that. Some of the clothes would be okay, but over time fabrics do lose elasticity or stiffen. We can always buy new longjohns! Of course, going through closets is made much more difficult when my husband insists on keeping everything. I didn't realize what a pack rat he was.

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Verifying it is warmer in the southern climes. However, I still need warm clothes for several reasons! I visit my daughter in D.C., go camping in November, and just hate being cold. :D

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Uncluttering my closet is the chore I've decided to do this week. We have winter clothes we haven't worn since we moved south ten years ago. I don't know what I want to do with the wool scarves I knit. It just doesn't get cold enough to wear them. I hate to give them away. However, I'm fairly certain the longjohns can go!

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