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    Monday June 17 2019

    Good afternoon! It's just another Monday. It's not too busy, but busy enough so I'm not bored. Yesterday was cool and rainy. DD stopped by for a while. We had a good chat. I will see her again before she leaves for the island. Fiance went to the movies with his DDs. I chose to stay at home and enjoy the solitude. Hope all have a great day!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    And they called Liberals snowflakes????
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    Wednesday June 12, 2018

    Weather is perfect here, with sunshine, low humidity, and temps in the mid 70s. The rain will be back tomorrow. I do prefer it a bit warmer, and I'm sure I'll get it as the summer goes on, and will be complaining when it's 95 with 100% humidity. I am with you all on the homeowner blues. My house was paid off, then I got divorced in 2015 and chose to buy my ex out of his half of the house. That year the furnace died, I had to do some major electrical upgrades, I had significant water damage from all the snow, and had to get a new roof. The water damage was covered by insurance, but not the roof. I'm sure my ex was chuckling about all this, as he didn't have to pay a dime. Now I live in fear of my septic system failing. I've always maintained it religiously, but it's almost 30 years old. I'm hoping to get out of the house before it dies. Tweety-I hope the termite shave not done any damage. Joe-I'm glad things are going well at work. Sounds like a better atmosphere than your previous job. Ted-My condolences on the lawn mowing. Maybe you should just pave Paradise and put up a parking lot. Nel-How was Wally's day of beauty? Herring-I'm glad your DH is taking his treatments. J22-Hope the itchy eyes get better. Maybe your pollen counts will go down soon. Hope all have a great day!
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    Presidential Election 2020

    One of the funniest pieces I've read in a while. I guess you have to consider the source-Faux News.
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    Saturday June 8

    Happy Saturday to all! I'm working my once a month 3 hour Saturday shift. I can't wait to get out of here, and get home and outside. It's sunny and in the 70s. I met my friends in the city last night. We had a great dinner at an Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston, which is a traditionally Italian neighborhood. All the restaurants had their fronts rolled up so we were eating al fresco. The improv show was a hoot, and then we went to a locally famous Italian bakery for dessert. I fell off the wagon and had a cannoli that was about as big as my head. I will be eating salad for the next few days as penance. Hope everyone has a good day!
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    Tuesday June 4th 2019

    Good morning! Sunny and cool here. My tomatoes would like a little more heat, but I'm ok with the beautiful weather. My schedule is less crazy today. It's nice to have a minute to breathe during the day. Nothing else going on. Joe-Glad your first day was pleasant. Enjoy dinner tonight. Nel-Enjoy your beautiful day! Steph-Hope all goes well with your exams. Hope you get to see DGD's mom. Tweety-Are you surprised BF is staying in so much? Is that concerning to you? The curry sounds delish. I'm glad Herring's husband is home. J22-How are you feeling? Stars-Hope you are feeling a bit better. Hi Ted-Are you on vacay, or are you still out mowing? Hi to Dianah and anyone else who stops by.
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    Monday June 3 2019

    Morning- Had a great time at the wedding. It was fun to see all of Fiance's relatives who are now part of my family. I got to see and hold his cousin's "miracle baby", who was born last June at 25 weeks and 1 lb. He is doing great and is a happy, healthy little guy. The drive was tedious, but traffic was pretty good and we made good time. Herring-I hope DH is feeling better. Stars-I'm sorry that you're feeling down. You're in a tough situation. I agree with Nel's idea of a book club. Nel-So sorry your trip was cancelled. Don't tell them at work, or they'll be calling you! Joe-Hope all goes well today and you settle in to your new job. have a great day!
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    Saturday June 1 2019

    Morning- Headed out to Philly in about an hour or so. It should take about 4.5 hours, but there's a lot of construction on the way through CT and NY. It might take closer to 6 hours. We'll be going to a barbecue at the home of the groom's parents tonight, and the wedding is tomorrow at noon. I'm hoping we can be back on the road by 4 PM Sunday, and home by 10 PM. It's a long drive for an overnight, but fiance really wants to go. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. Joe-Congrats on finishing up at your old job! Enjoy your weekend! Hope all have a great weekend!
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    It happens all the time. AN has no control over what ads pop up. We're talking about a lot of right wing and Trump stuff here, so the ad software thinks we're interested in that kind of stuff. Did they want you to sign a birthday card for Trump?? I almost peed my pants over that one!!!
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    Thursday May 30 2019

    Hello- It s cool and dreary here. I wish the sun would come out. Work has been very busy. Allergies are bad here in the Northeast and people are suffering. Today is my Friday, as I have the first Friday of every month off. We are going to Philadelphia overnight Sat to Sun for a family wedding. Tomorrow I will go visit my mother. Joe-It will be good to say goodbye to that office. Nel-I hope you have great weather on Nantucket, but pack for 3 seasons, just in case! Herring-I hope all is well with DH's pacemaker. Spidey's Mom-So glad you slept! It makes all the difference. Hope all are well!
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    Monday 5/27

    Good morning- We're back from a quick overnight getaway. We stayed at a beautiful 18th century house turned into a B&B, with the prettiest gardens. We visited a couple of wineries and did some tastings on Saturday. After breakfast yesterday, we headed to the beach and had a relaxing day. Today will be a work in the yard day. I will take the cover off the pool and see if everything is in working order. Fiance's younger DD is coming for brunch, so I have some cooking to do. Today I am also remembering my father, who was a WWII vet. Thinking of all who gave their lives in service to their country.
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    Saturday May 25 2019

    Morning- Sunny and a bit cool, but will get up to 70 today. I have a few errands to do, but we'll leave around noon. We'll visit a winery in CT before meeting Fiance's brother for a late lunch/early dinner. I need to throw a few things in a bag and I'll be good to go. I already watered the flowers and veggies, and fed the rabbit. We'll only be gone overnight so I can just leave food for the cats. DD will be stopping by later, anyway. Joe-Glad the rain stopped and you can get outside. Hope all have a good start to the weekend.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Two conflicting options. I'll go with the census data rather than a study conducted by the moving industry. You live in MA? You must really hate it here in this bluer than blue state, if that is indeed true. Seems to me you'd be happier elsewhere.
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    Thursday May 23 2019

    Hello- Another busy day in Allergy-land. I call it job security. I'm looking forward to having 3 days off this weekend. Sunday may be a beach day. Tweety-How long will you be in the UK? Hope work isn't dreadful today. Tree work is ridiculously expensive. I have a good sized dead tree that needs to come down. I was quoted $2000. It's still there and will be for the foreseeable future. Ted-No riding mower? No wonder you hate mowing so much. Any thoughts on what you're going to do for vacay? Joe-Are you going to take any time off between jobs? Nel-Glad that Tali's scratch finally healed. I lived in West Newton, too for a couple of years. I'm kind of loving the RI South Coast these days. Dianah-Enjoy your time off! Are you going to any jams or festivals? Hope all enjoy the day!
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    There's no negative influx of population in Massachusetts. Where do you get your information from? Fox News??? https://www.wbur.org/news/2018/12/19/massachusetts-fastest-growing-state
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Except when it comes to women. What happened to the party of small government and leave us alone? You're all up in arms about wanting to control women's reproductive rights. I call cow feces.
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    Tuesday May 21, 2019

    Morning- We had a great time at Fiance's DD's graduation yesterday. The torrential rains held off until late afternoon and we had beautiful weather. I enjoyed the speakers and found myself thinking about going back to school myself. Did a little investigation, talked with a former classmate who is in the PhD program, and decided it's not for me. There's no way I can give up working full time for 3 years, and it's not worth the effort to get another degree when I hope to retire 5 years after finishing. I guess that ship has sailed. Tweety-sorry about the refrigerator. I'm glad that your parents were able to help with the washer and take the sting out a little bit. Fingers crossed that you're done with major purchases for a while. When is BF supposed to get his cast off? Joe-Hope the headache is better. Have fun tonight. I love Thai food! Hope all have a good day.
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    Domestic Terrorism

    Another type of domestic terrorism occurred near me 2 nights ago. 2 Jewish community centers were set on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt and the damage was minimal. Security cameras caught a white male running from the scene at one of the centers. Not a Mexican, not someone from the Middle East. My synagogue now has a police officer present every Friday night for Sabbath services. Parents hire private security for their childrens' Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies. Members from a mosque in the same town have graciously offered to be present to watch for any suspicious activity during our services. We've done the same for them. Our country is very, very sick.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I like what Bill Gates has to say about wealth: "With great wealth comes great responsibility, a responsibility to give back to society and a responsibility to see that those resources are put to work in the best possible way to help those most in need." I think a flat tax unfairly burdens middle and lower income people, and a tax based on percentage of income does not "steal" from the wealthy. The wealthy do use government programs. They drive on roads paid for by taxes, they cross bridges that should be maintained by government funds, they call the fire department when their mansions burn, they are on Medicare when they reach 65, etc.
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    Thursday May 16, 2019

    Congratulations, Joe!! Is this position similar to the work you're doing now?
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    Thursday May 16, 2019

    Good morning- It's Thursday already. The week is flying by. It continues to be very busy at work. Today is DD's birthday. She is 23. It is also Niko the cat's birthday. He is 2. I will meet DD for dinner tonight. Niko will stay home. Tweety-hope today is not a bad day at work. Ted-enjoy the mowing... Hope all are well today.
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    As a first generation American..

    I'm thinking troll, myself. New member, never posted on any other areas of the site, and no information in his profile. I'm not going to waste my time engaging.
  23. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, whether your children have skin, fur, feathers, or scales. I managed to get moving yesterday and got a lot done. I set up my vertical gardening system on my deck, but only planted lettuce as we are expecting cold weather this week. We mulched several beds and I went for a 3 mile walk. Both DD and DS stopped by, which was lovely. DD stayed over night and brought me beautiful flowers and a baseball cap that she hand embroidered with fruit and flowers. She does beautiful work. My sister came by later in the afternoon and we went plant shopping, which is an annual event for us. Today I will go see my mother. DS will meet me there, along with both of my sisters. I will try to get to the gym before I go. It's pouring rain, so a walk is off the books for this morning. Hope all have a good day!
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    Weight Loss Challenge

    I'm sticking to my low carb plan that I've been on for 18 months. I stick to around 60 g of carbs per day, and I don't eat any refined carbs. I'm at my goal weight. I've found that maintenance is a lot harder than losing. I cannot do keto. All the fat upsets my stomach and my lipids go crazy. Good luck to all!
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    As a first generation American..

    Yes, it still exists today. Many, including high ranking government officials, seek to constrain the rights of LGTBQ+ citizens, to not allow women to have autonomy over their own bodies. Synagogue, church, and mosque shootings are featured in the news. Racism still exists, and yes, I would hazard a guess that there are some out there who hate Asians, too and would prefer they did not emigrate to this country.