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StellaM

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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    It's surprisingly helpful to touch the item.
  2. OK, gonna preface the whine with the acknowledgement that I am deeply grateful for a freezer in which to make ice, the stand of trees at the side of my house which I am sure helps lower the temp a little, and living in a place where the southerly breeze cools things off a little by 9pm ( in my childhood we'd be waiting till midnight). However. It is hot. I am hot. It is going to continue to be hot for the next week at least. Everything is sticky because of the heat, me included. I hate summer. I especially hate summer when there's a run of 14 days over 86F. And we have no air con. It is deeply unpleasant. And I resent the sun. OK. Whine done. Saved the fam from hearing it, lol. Any weather related whinging out there ? Idk - pipes frozen, sidewalk slippery (I have no idea what real winter is like!)
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    Weather Whine - feel free to join in

    We're not even in the super hot areas (no 48C for us, thank goodness!) but my inability to cope with three 35C days in a row has now begun to manifest in morning naps, as well as afternoon naps...which is getting a bit ridiculous. Glad you get the sea breeze, it makes such a difference.
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    Weather Whine - feel free to join in

    I can't stay awake in the afternoons; I'm getting precisely nothing done. So it's not just you!
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    Kids movies I hate

    I really dislike animated movies 99% of the time. I feel like when I was a kid, the 'children's movies' we saw at the cinema in the holidays were not animations. It's something to do with the color palette and dominant illustrative styles. I have seen animation I like, but it doesn't generally pop up in children's films for some reason.
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    Weather Whine - feel free to join in

    About to head into another 4 day heatwave, ugh. I love looking at the snow pics and dreaming about being cold!
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    s/o Kids Movies that are Great Films

    Love the bolded.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    Oh man, I still remember the day I made the girls sort through their stuffies. With much resistance, we got rid of the third tier ones....but the others are STILL in my garage. (They are 19 and 21).
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    Frustrated in my job search

    Hope something suitable turns up for you soon. Job hunting is...ugh...not the most fun of all things.
  10. StellaM

    A slightly different "would you eat this?"

    It's a cookie, right ? Sure. It doesn't bother me. I have no standards when it comes to baked goods. (But I'd prefer individual cookies)
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    Kids movies I hate

    99% of them ? I don't mind The Aristocats though. Or Paddington. Or Madeline. Or the movie they made of Children of Green Knowe. ~ But really, life gets sooo much better when the kids are old enough to watch real movies!
  12. Dh (kidney disease,dialysis in the next couple of months) seems worse to me. He has terrible mouth ulcers and can't eat/talk, and his edema looks worse too. He is coughing a lot. Am I right to insist he goes to the local emergency room tomorrow ? He doesn't want to go but appt with specialist isn't till 16th, phone appt with nurse not till end of week...
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Still in ICU, but stable. I can't handle ICU by myself; I've worked out that I have to take another person with me to stop from feeling sick with stress. In laws arrive tomorrow. I just keep falling asleep...it's not a helpful stress response...I've gotten nothing done this week other than visit and update other people and nap. In good news, my ds turns 15 tomorrow, and we're having tiramisu...I did go to the concert with my sister also, and it was fantastic, and once feeling guilty at being out and enjoying myself wore off, it was a good mental break. Thanks for the thoughts x
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    Lol, this was my dd's for a LONG time. I remember having to really push to get dd2 to get rid of....tissues...they were terrible hoarders. I spent a lot of time with them, say, 8-14, helping them tidy. We used to use the 'do I need it ? Do I love it?' mantra, but it didn't always work because somehow the dds managed to deeply love an ice cream stick, for example. Ds was 11 when he first took notice of what I was doing, and did it to his room. I think he's just not very sentimental, like me.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    Re books, this isn't Kondo, but we used to keep our books under control by only keeping books that would get reread (definitely, not 'maybe one day') or were likely to go OOP. Anything you can get from the library or on Kindle or whatever - out. Or the books you cannot live without. I KM'ed my personal book shelf down to a single shelf - maybe 20 books ? It's harder with kids books, or books you need for work. But even then, confining myself to books I will definitely re-use or want to read to hypothetical grandchildren, books that are now OOP and one or two sentimental faves is possible. That's more like a whole bookcase though.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    In her book she talks about modelling Kon Mari for others in your household she definitely does not suggest you go and apply this method to other people's stuff! Without fail, my ds Kon Mari's his room the day after I do mine - it's some weird symbiotic thing - but dd1 only did hers for the first time last week, after having seen me usw the method over 4 years, and dd2 has never bothered.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    It's so peaceful having things organised! I like that folding makes me slow down. I did find my ability to have an uncluttered house improved dramatically once the kids were old enough to no longer play with toys. It makes a huge difference, especially in small spaces.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    It absolutely has had lasting effects for me. I mean, I never had that much stuff as they do in the show! but since doing Kon Mari, my space has been permanently reset.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    Within each category I go light to dark - so dresses, for example, all hang together, but they go from pink through red to navy and then black. Skirts are on a second hanger and go white through greens, reds, navy. T-shirts and blouses are folded in a drawer, and I don't worry about colors there, because I can't see them other than to get them out. I put pants at the end of the skirts, light to dark, because folded over a hanger, they are roughly the same length as the skirts. I store off season clothes out of sight - in vacuum sealed bags in a cupboard. Looking at your picture there...I'd do white, light blue, royal blue, grey, black.
  20. Nm, I really should read articles before posting. I'd agree that this generation is dealing with the fallout of their parents' economic anxiety. I pretty hard core encouraged my kids move away from the arts into a sector (health) that actually has some economic stability attached to it (for now). It might cause them some short term anxiety, but boy oh boy, it will ease their anxiety long term.
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    Marie Kondo Series on Netflix??

    https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/health/article/2019/01/11/defence-marie-kondo-its-about-mindfulness-not-minimalism?fbclid=IwAR3yIaExLE4X0M_ktQvPArQdcXwADq70zZznzztgdbjgcrnxvaUYSF3b9Cc
  22. StellaM

    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    In the air. Depends when he can maintain decent oxygen sats on his own without the high flow oxygen mask.
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    What is your take on this?

    Storing is one thing - moving the collection four times and being asked over a period of years to please arrange to collect the books and failing to is another. I understand #2 selling the books. I probably would have given #3 a heads up - if you don't collect by X date, I am selling these books. #3 can be disappointed that the collection is gone, and so is their value. But #3 also needs to understand that it's down to her this happened - you can't expect other people to mind, and pay for, your belongings forever. She simply cannot ask the #2 for money for the collection. And #2 needs to say 'the money I got for the books reimbursed me for having to move them x 4' and repeat like a broken record - asking for 'compensation' money is beyond self centred. And now #2 knows not to do favors for #3.
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