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importswim

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  1. We're HUGE Rays fans and really thought this year was the year for us 😔, however DH works out of state in DC and so for this post season we're Nats fans! 😁 Being tied up in the postseason tells me that the right teams got through. Good luck to all watching! Go Nats!
  2. Sounds like every elderly British lady that I've known. 🙄 I'm sure my Mum will be the same way when she's your Mum's age. Sigh. Hugs to you, you're a really good daughter.
  3. Jaybee, thank you so much for your posts. I feel as if I could have written them. DS is in 9th grade and he's a really delightful, friendly, optimistic kid. I often have to tamp down my wants for him because he's completely capable of high academic success but he wants to go into a field where it's not needed as much. I constantly have to talk to myself about what's important, especially when grandparents or friends start asking about academic plans.
  4. This is a very meaningful graphic. If I saw something like this printed on a poster at an event it would cause me to give more (if I could!) Of course firefighting gear is expensive, by the nature of what it needs to do, but I've never thought about how expensive. OP, you should put this up whatever you do!
  5. Ha ha ha. This made me laugh. Powells is my DH's love language too. We no longer live in Oregon and miss it!
  6. I'm white and I would have found his comment off putting and would have thought he was either completely out of touch, or racist.
  7. That's genius! Right now I have a small box holding my sachets but I like this idea so much more! I'm going to have to get some binder clips next time I go to the store. Thanks for sharing!
  8. You are SO welcome! It has helped me immensely, I'm glad it was helpful to you! I read this a few years ago and have never forgotten it. I'm a ladybug too! 🤗 It took me a while to figure out what my organizing style is and what brings me rest.
  9. I haven't read the responses as I'm just popping in (will go back and read later), but this was incredibly helpful to me: https://clutterbug.me/start-here https://clutterbug.me/what-clutterbug-are-you-test Identifying what sort of organizer you are and knowing how you reach a level of calm with it it essential. I'm a ladybug so I've found that if I have large containers (like yours in your pantry) to organize things in so that everything LOOKS put away I feel like things are organized. I'm not a cricket, who must have even those things in bins organized, or any of the other bugs, who like things stored differently. Seriously, I don't think you stink at organizing, as that's how I organize my pantry! You may FEEL that you do because you'd feel more at peace organizing it differently. Take the test and see!
  10. I think Would I Lie to You is cleaner than Whose Line Is It Anyway. It's a British TV show where contestants read out a statement from a sheet of paper and it may or may not be true about them then the other team tries to tell if they're lying or not. It's technically not improv but there is a lot of improv and on the spot witticisms. You could find it on youtube or if you subscribe to Britbox or Acorn on Amazon (can't remember which one it's on) then you'd get it on that. There may be some off color statements, I can't remember, but it's mostly funny explanations. ETA: You may want to preview just in case!
  11. Thanks for posting this! I'm the offender in this situation in our family and it wouldn't bother me if DH read my messages so I assumed he'd feel the same way. We had a conversation recently where he told me it really bothered him if I read his. He has nothing to hide, there's no flags (red or otherwise) and he'd let me read them if I were suspicious, however he feels like it's an invasion of his privacy for me to read them for no reason. Reading these answers has been helpful to me!
  12. DH is an airline pilot so we travel a lot. You can have your battery in your carry-on (not in checked luggage) no problem. Definitely take your own food as you may not find good vegan options in the airport. TSA may ask you to pull out food and put it in one of their tubs so they can run it separately but a PBJ/carrots/apple are all fine to take. If you have a liquid or a dressing or that sort of thing those have to be under 3oz. 🙂 Happy traveling!
  13. I really, really like the Christ Centered Exposition Commentary series. It's Reformed Protestant and, to me, is a grown up version of the Jesus Storybook Bible. 😁 Every book focuses on a book of the Bible and points to Jesus. I'm going to go through it with my just finished 8th grader next year starting in Exodus.
  14. Sure! These particular cases were Americans asking a British person about Thanksgiving and the 4th of July (and Christmas). 😂
  15. I'm so sorry that you had this experience. I don't think any friendships of mine would survive if given the silent treatment either. It's such a manipulative way of dealing with another person. It's lording a position of unequal power struggle where you cut yourself off from the other person in all ways and is selfish. My Dad does this to my mom for weeks on end because of small infractions. I can't tell you how much it infuriates me. Having different FOO that dealt with things differently must have been very hard. I'm so glad you and your DH figured out how to address your problems!
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