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  1. We helped a friend marry a gal from another country. They married at the courthouse legally and secretly then had the "real" wedding with all the family later. The bride at the courthouse was last minute looking for something borrowed, something blue... I wouldn't put it off until later.
  2. We're reading Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue as a family and really enjoying it. First family read aloud in years. I think it fits well with your dc's interests.
  3. I bought both moms a paint by number set and lighted magnifying glasses: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VHN2VCR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K441C14/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. Watched online church, listened to the Singing Bible CDs from their childhood, made resurrection rolls. We also spent quite a bit of time with a read aloud which we haven't done in several years. It was a special time.
  5. Recumbent bike! A friend years ago had her son ride it while watching television. It changed his life.
  6. I wore gloves to the grocery store today. I think I'll be adding a mask. This is how clueless people are: I saw an older gentleman looking at grapes with his wife. He wiped his nose using the bottom of his shirt then put his hand inside a bag of grapes, grabbed one and popped it in his mouth. He didn't buy that bag of grapes!!!! I was so shocked.
  7. Done! We use the streaming service YouTubeTV. I got confused and put YouTube down for it.
  8. I remember you! Thank you for the update. So happy to hear your news!
  9. I'm so glad you found one. Yay for moms and small towns!
  10. Thanks, I think your best bet is to check reviews on the one you find rather than looking for the best. They are still out there. Would meat thermometers work? Ours broke yesterday or I would check it.
  11. I wasn't feeling well this morning so I decided to take my temperature. The battery in our thermometer had died. My dh went to the drugstore. They don't carry that kind. He went to a battery store. They have to special order them! I ordered several batteries from Amazon but they won't arrive until the end of the month. I sent my dh to buy a new thermometer. All stores we checked are low or out of stock both in store and online! I even tried places like Bed, Bath, and Beyond and hardware stores. Looking online for stores with "low supply", dh tried a local drugstore. A woman was standing in the aisle holding the last one! Another store with low supply according to the website, had one left. My dh bought it in case our original thermometer at home is broken. I don't have a fever. I'm feeling fine now. I'm thankful we have a working thermometer and more batteries on the way. BTW, check reviews on store brand thermometers. Those may be in stock. Apparently, many of them don't work!
  12. Thanks for the update and for your transparency. I may not post often, but I'm praying for you.
  13. I like the curtains. I agree with covering the pillows with colors of the room, good idea. I think your main problem in your coffee table as it doesn't look good with the couches and is also fighting with the beautiful window trim. Can you thrift store a different coffee table? Perhaps one that's lower so people can rest their feet on it easily. That's what I did and it works well, especially if it's already distressed. It's going to be a great room!
  14. Agreeing about seeing a doctor about surgery. Have you tried naproxen? It's the only thing that would help me. I had a prescription as a teenager and love that it's available over the counter now as Aleve.
  15. If you're looking at fitness classes, you may want to try weight lifting. My gym has great weightlifting classes to music. Students ages 13+ can join.
  16. I agree, these are great for teens and for me! We have a tiny shower with little room to move so I appreciate not having to use shaving gel.
  17. I bought a bunch of dresses from JCPenney when I went with my dh to Hawaii. I wasn't a dress person, but I am now! They are light, airy and easy to walk in. Grab one thing from the suitcase, and look all put together! I got so many compliments from the staff at the hotel. It was wonderful! Branch out and buy a couple sundresses. You can easily wear them with comfortable sandals.
  18. In regards to makeup, I think a lot of it has to do with skin color and texture. I have friends with darker hair and complexions who look just lovely without makeup. As a blonde with fair skin, I look terrible without makeup. My skin is red, and my eyebrows/eyelashes look almost invisible. I've found a routine that lets me only spend about 5-6 minutes on makeup. I can get ready including a shower and doing my hair (it's short and spiky) in less than half an hour. I'm having fun "being trendy" during this time of life. I enjoy finding deals on clothes/shoes and surprisingly, the more inexpensive items seems to last the same amount of time as what would usually be considered higher quality clothing. Except for purses! I bought a trendy purse this fall but I can tell it will only last one season. I think I'll save money to buy a couple of higher quality purses that will last close to a decade. I appreciate the advice of wearing one on trend item in your outfit as a mature woman, but I think in the future, I'd rather lean more toward embracing color like my favorite fashion blogger: https://chicover50.com/
  19. Future. My dh and I just recently joined an empty nesters class at a new church in preparation for our dd graduating in May. It hasn't felt right. My dh realized during table discussions most people focus on the past and their regrets. They are also much older as a group than we are. We've learned we need a group of people that want to be engaged with young people!
  20. If she is asking you for help, you probably need to be the person to tell her she is being abused. Perhaps God has you in her life to help her during this time. Please don't leave things alone! Pastors are often too far removed from the situation and not trained to handle it. I'm a strong Christian, but I've seen too many women hurt by pastors to recommend that route.
  21. My dh and I really like intermittent fasting. We've both felt better not eating for 16 hours. It's hard to explain. My dh says it feels like a great reset. It has also helped me to eat less during the day and lose the mid-life weight creep so I'm back to my ideal weight. ETA: We loosely follow the 16:8 method of only eating within an 8 hour time frame each day.
  22. We've been celebrating this the past 3 years - it's wonderful! Neither of my dc or my dh are big readers (not sure how that happened!), but all love Christmas Book flood after our Christmas service.
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