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  1. I am so so sorry. I have family that are deniers. How frustrating that must be for you. ((hugs))
  2. DD is vaccinated and her college is requiring masks on campus, but allowing religious/philisophical exemptions. She is not wearing her mask anywhere else though, and her peer group has resumed social gatherings, parties, etc. 😳 I'm having a hard time with it. I know the odds are good that if she gets it, it will be mild. But still...
  3. So sorry but glad to hear that both you and your parents are vaccinated. Hopefully it will be allergies. Part of getting vaccinated was being able to re-engage in life, so don't feel too bad. I've been doing things outside without a mask, but still using a mask for indoor shopping, etc. No indoor restaurants for me since I would not be able to keep a mask on. But otherwise, I've been traveling, etc. I'm going to see my vaccinated 90yo dad in Texas on Monday, and will be flying. I don't remove my mask on the plane or at the airport. Fingers crossed for you!
  4. My BIL just had surgery for hiatal hernia last week due to very similar symptoms. He is very active and his exercise has been disrupted for the last two years with heart palpitations and breathing problems. After having all kind of heart tests, etc. they finally pinned it down to the hiatal hernia. Really strange, I never knew it could cause those symptoms.
  5. This happened over the weekend in my state. ☹️ Jefferson County Public Health executive director Dawn Comstock said medical staff working at a mobile vaccine clinic in neighboring Gilpin County, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Denver, were yelled at and threatened by people passing by, the Denver Post reported. “Additional cars drove by screaming obscenities at vaccine staff and throwing garbage at them,” Comstock said. “I will not put the hard-working public health staff in harm’s way.” Comstock said that a driver ran over and destroyed signs put up around the vaccine clinic’s tent. In a separate incident that day, someone threw an unidentified liquid at a nurse working a different mobile clinic in front of a restaurant. https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/colorado-county-covid-vaccine-workers-harassed-over-holiday/article_d38abefc-10e7-11ec-9a9c-c7c7beeb858f.html?fbclid=IwAR3D90XVnEN0x0_c3gXPkW9nXvR01ruoA7ZWmK_53EBadBFlRG3jbwZxy1E
  6. I saw someone point out that the left could enact a similar law regarding guns, encouraging fellow citizens to sue each other. This law would set a terrible, terrible precedent. The people of Texas should be angry at seeing their tax dollars used to defend it.
  7. Daughter had an idea.... Wonderland Woodworking...?
  8. One more from someone else was Bookish Creations. I liked that one, but would that sound too limited to just bookshelves or is it general enough since things that hold books would also hold other things?
  9. Someone suggested "over the ledge" but is that too vague or would anyone make the connection? We live in a mountain area so the phrase "over the edge" is common.
  10. I am SO not creative or original with names. Looking for a name for a business that specializes in unusual shelving. Bookshelves, wall shelves, storage shelves. Custom made and interesting. Thanks!
  11. I use mine for one purpose only: shredding chicken. I despise dealing with meat (except for eating it!) I love things with shredded chicken but by the time I was done shredding I no longer wanted to eat or even look at the chicken ever again. Discovering that you could shred chicken in a KA was a miracle! That said, I did buy it on craigslist so I didn't have to justify paying too much. Right now we have the space for items that aren't used all the time. That might change and the KA would have to go. But just a few days ago I dragged the thing out to shred chicken, and thought, "I'm so glad I got this!".
  12. i use generic K-cups, but no refillable. I've done the things you suggested. I also did them on the last Keurig that broke. The only thing that I don't do is use distilled water to fill.
  13. I love my Keurig. I usually only have one cup of coffee each day, and I like to try different coffees, so it's perfect for me. BUT, I have had three of them die after about 2-3 years of ownership with the exact same problem. It stops after sucking up the water and stops there, without spitting out the coffee. If I keep unplugging it, it will eventually spit it out. As much as I love it I can't see spending that amount on another to die. Is there an alternative that might be better made? Maybe that even uses Kcups?
  14. My first job out of high school was at a call center where we took Swiss Colony orders. We had other clients too, but I mainly remember the Swiss Colony because taking the orders made me hungry!
  15. I just bought a box of these and they are SO GOOD! Very rich, good quality, where you only eat one (or two!) at a time.
  16. February and we regret it! Every year, trying to find something fun to do for our anniversary when the weather is usually cold and wet! We don't have the money to travel somewhere warm! My daughter was thinking of a December wedding, but I told her to think about celebrating every year in the winter. So many more options when the weather is good! She picked June instead.
  17. Thanks for that recommendation, I will check it out. Desert Blossom, I share your pain. We had to put my mom in a nursing home earlier this year (she was starting fires and uncooperative). My dad had been taking care of her but he had to have serious back surgery. My sister who lives close has back/health issues as well. I live out of state. Right now I'm going home about 1 week every 6 weeks or so, it's as much as I can manage. My dad and my sister see mom in the nursing home almost every day, and get to bring her home for visit several days a week. When I'm home I encourage my sister to take the time off, but it's hard for her to switch gears. This last time though she finally took a trip out of town, which was so good for her. My dad, of course, is horribly depressed about "not being able to take care of" mom, while at the same time recovering from his own health issues. We definitely had to give up the arguing/reasoning some time ago, and now just nod and redirect. It is SO HARD. Heartbreaking. But what can you do but get through it? ((hugs))
  18. Just recently listened to a short audiobook The Way She Spoke dealing with the murder of women in Mexico. It was horrifying and led me to research more. I lived in Texas for years and have family there, and I never knew it was that bad. It did make me understand why someone (especially female) fleeing from Honduras or Guatemala might not want to stay in Mexico and instead try to get to the U.S. Some of the stories I read don't reflect too well on law enforcement there. https://www.audible.com/pd/the-way-she-spoke-Audiobook/B07VCLVXRN?qid=1573264799&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=8E2J2WVAXRK481MEK7QZ&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1 I also read an article though from an expert in anti-corruption tactics that said Mexico has refused to adopt many of the common practices that have been used to fight corruption in other areas including Columbia. I can't find it now of course! This is a good article on the topic: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/05/mexicos-security-failure-grisly-cartel-shootout-shows-who-holds-the-power “What we saw in Culiacán was the parallel state showing itself,” said Edgardo Buscaglia, an expert on organized crime at Columbia University. Buscaglia broadly agreed with López Obrador’s critique of his predecessors, but argued that fighting poverty can not alone end criminality: many countries far poorer than Mexico suffer far less from organized crime. Instead, the government must start with a concerted strategy to dismantle the entrenched political and business interests which protect – and profit from – organized crime, he said. “What López Obrador needs is not a security strategy,” he said. “What he needs is an anti-mafia strategy.”
  19. I wore this dress but in a dark purple available at the time. The dress on the model looks very tight. I got my usual size and it fit very nicely, not tight like the photo, but still form fitting so it didn't look like a sack. https://www.macys.com/shop/product/thalia-sodi-lace-sheath-dress-created-for-macys?ID=4831912&lid=pdp_details Dress was super comfy and stretchy for all the moving around I was doing all day. Oh, also the neckline looked really nice in pictures.
  20. They ended up routing power to keep the tunnel open. I'm not familiar with the area, but friend said it used to be the Devil's slide pass and they closed the pass when they opened the tunnel. Looking on the map, it appears to be 1 that goes through the tunnel. It's between Montara and Pacifica. Edited: Looking at it more, their only alternate route is driving south to Half Moon Bay and then cutting over to 280, then heading north again to San Francisco.
  21. My friend lives in Montara, on the other side of a tunnel to San Francisco. The tunnel will be closed because without electricity they can't clear the exhaust. Her husband can't get to work. The tunnel has no generators? Seriously?
  22. I like Tombow brush pens. I'm highly amateur, but just enjoy the colors and movement. I've done traditional calligraphy with pointed pen nibs, but I think the brush pens because of their large size and big movements make it easier to learn the stroke concept of light pressure up and heavier pressure down. These have a brush tip on one end and a thin tip on the other. They are also water blendable. https://www.amazon.com/Tombow-56185-Markers-10-Pack-Blendable/dp/B00JVB8FBA/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_rm?ac_md=1-1-dG9tYm93IGR1YWwgYnJ1c2ggcGVucw%3D%3D-ac_d_rm&keywords=tombow+brush+pen&pd_rd_i=B00JVB8FBA&pd_rd_r=4cb70883-bb5d-433b-942b-5035c5881dc8&pd_rd_w=4SmAw&pd_rd_wg=7tOEr&pf_rd_p=983984df-2ad2-4c97-ba7f-4c5a90291c2b&pf_rd_r=DP7JE3FJAZME9QVMYYHC&psc=1&qid=1569900119&s=gateway
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