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Beth S

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    Happy Wife & Mom of 5
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  1. Continuing thru the Lord's Prayer = Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Our pastor said it was a Corona-virus-free sermon. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Not one word, but we refer to this Bible Verse: (Prov 26:18-19) 18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death 19 is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, โ€œI am only joking!โ€
  3. Live Long And Prosper is actually a really good way to greet people this month. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. Crafts, or maybe learning how to curl/braid hair? Board games, or charades? I'm sure you'll get lots of great suggestions!
  5. Andrew Davies is interviewed (along with the other key actors and crew) in short segments at the end of each episode of Sanditon. Episode 1 covered the part that JA had written. I watched EIGHT hours of drama, and felt like there was very little payoff at the end. I honestly felt like AD tapped into Pride & Prejudice plot lines quite a bit. But mainly the series had no conclusion. It's like they were banking on Season 2 before they even started. My main beef was that the final scene COULD have been shot a different way, to provide the beginning of a resolution, etc. I agree with an article I read this morning---the ending was such a letdown!
  6. I was frustrated with my machine awhile ago, with similar issues. I had re-adjusted my bobbin case tension a million times, without success. My solutions were: Buying a new bobbin case on ebay for about $10. Watching youtubes, which explained how to clean my machine, and reset the tension. If you can't fix the problems yourself, then you can take it to the sewing machine repair store. If they can't fix it, then you can buy a new (or new-to-you) machine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I sew/mend at least once a week, but didn't want to layout the money for a new machine. Thankfully, the youtubes were enough to correct my problems. YMMV, but it's worth an attempt!
  7. Our ER doc friend recommended "Slo-Niacin" twice a day. It's widely available OTC. It's definitely brought dh's cholesterol into the normal range. But he is 59yo and fit, & has had to adjust to the side effects (rash, itchy skin) so YMMV.
  8. My folks are moving from their home-of-50-years into a retirement apt next month. IMO, there's a big market for help with this type of move!
  9. Seeing the difference in our dd's $3K wedding, and our ds' amazingly huge wedding, I see more that it's down to choices. The time of day, the reception venue, the dress, the number of bridesmaids, recruiting family & friends to volunteer in some way. Do you have a friend who is very thrifty AND has been a MOBride? Take her out for lunch with your dd, & see if you all can brainstorm for some good solutions. If you can't agree, then I would give your dd $13K (to allow $1K for your family's wedding expenses) as a budget. I don't think I'd write out a check, but would reimburse expenses up to that point. I guess I'm just super cautious about financing ANYONE's "Dream Wedding"! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or give them a $10K budget, & $3K for their honeymoon. Congratulations on becoming MOB for the 2nd time!
  10. My go-to is a thick Taco Soup mixture. It's easily frozen in a large margarine tub. The recipients can make burritos, taco salad, put on top of rice, or thin it down for soup. It also is easy to work around for dietary restrictions. Add a bag of taco chips and shredded cheese.
  11. Yes, to all of this. My scanning software has "photo", "document" and other special features. I also was able to set it to scan the entire scanning bed (more like 11x14" size). You can usually google your questions about a specific scanner & the answer will come up in the results. (With step-by-step instructions!) I've had great success scanning 4 photos at a time, grouping them by topic as I scan them. Then as PP said, I crop them individually when I'm ready to use them. A followup step is to upload them to Google Photos (or other cloud), and save them on an external HD. It has been so wonderful to share these old photos with our extended family, just by sharing the Google Photo Link. And I"m no longer afraid of a house fire destroying our stash of photos. This is a great project to work on a little bit at a time over several weeks. Hope you have great success!
  12. When this was an issue with our arriving guests (who we love), I offered phone numbers of local dog kennels. I absolutely do NOT regret not hosting their dog, who indeed peed on my parents' guest bed a few days later.
  13. Totally agreeing with previous feedback. No kids. One parent is sufficient. You need to be prepped to take notes, have conversations with your senior. This time is critical to your senior's future.
  14. If you & dh have a difficult time with finances, it may be helpful for you both to go together to the conference. If it gets you both "turned around" in your perspective on money, then the cost of the weekend (beyond admission) would be worthwhile. But there are many free online resources (esp. personal finance bloggers, even DR youtubes) that can help you get started. My dh dislikes going to ANY conferences, & would prefer a podcast, or book, etc. ๐Ÿ˜‰ YMMV.
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