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Home Ownership- Not for the Faint of Heart

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I painted my own fence. My twenty five year old double sided made of cheap wood that has knot holes fence. Some of the neighbors, those with lots of outward facing fence, bought that horrible white vinyl fence. I'm sorry ...

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Strengthless or Lazy?

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It's hard to maintain strength. Physical, mental, emotional. We are constantly assaulted by strength suckers. I don't mean this to sound negative, or cynical, just an observation. This morning I drove all the way down to Ikea from North County. ...

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I see the light, again.

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I got the dogs in the car. dinner with friends, my dog alerting us to a raccoon up a tree with a half hour of whining between dinner and dessert. Your headlight's out my friend said. The big one on ...

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A Prayer for the Easter weekend

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"Dear God: May her hands be steady and the earth be still." I gripped the two armrests and tried to focus on breathing slowly and steadily, thinking about anything other than what was happening in that small room down an ...

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POP

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Pop The bubble deflated, attaching itself to my left ear sagging from the tip of my nose to my chin. I reached up, using my nail detaching the pink blob from its perch and returning it to the center of ...

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Stepping

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I guess it really was that bad. That mean, that direct. I know it kept me awake on and off for the first 10 years, but I managed to medicate it away. Long enough to get some sleep anyway. And ...

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Hot Mess

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Two weeks ago the magazine ninjas who charge random credit cards hit one of my debit cards at the credit union. That and the auto renew function on my audible book account caused those "transfer" charges from my savings account ...

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Thank Goodness No Resolutions

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So what. I already missed a day without a post. It's a process. I have a closet, or rather a garage full of excuses. The most impressive of which is It is cold. I know, not much of an excuse, ...

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A New Year A New Day

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Forgot I had already eaten breakfast when I stopped at Rudy's tacos. Bought 6 burritos (one for me, five to surprise some co-workers who were on the clock today, working outdoors). Wasn't until I got home that I remembered I'd ...

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Deer in the Headlights

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Frozen. In Limbo. Unfocused. A little bit scared, but not really. A flood. My house. Nothing like Sandy, but still traumatic. They "saved" the carpet. Right. My laminate is history as well as the kick boards in my kitchen, and ...

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Random connections

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So success!. I've been attempting, since may, to connect to my friend jamila in Marrakech on FaceTime. We were both so excited this morning at Encinitas cafe when we were able to see each other- but the sound was iffy, ...

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detached

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I live in a planned community up the coast. We have a gate, but only to slow bad guys down, doesn't keep them out. All the homes are detached which means not connected, but they are pretty darned close together. ...

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Dancin in the Street

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Went to the office a couple days last week. I've been telecommuting mostly, calms me down, makes me healthier. So when I do go in, and take the train, I do my walk through the couple of blocks near Old ...

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Limiting Access to Life : the yellow bumpy road

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Yellow bumpy rubber stuff. Bright yellow, hurts my eyes, pushes through the soles of my shoes Yellow bumpy rubber stuff. Every public curb cut, on the street, crossing tracks, at restaurants, unavoidable. Did you know that a person with a ...

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Looking for wine ideas

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Going to a party Saturday. Hostess does wine classes. Asked to bring a bottle under $20 for tasting. What's your favorite bottle? Got a few ideas from facebook friends, who have the same taste as I do, but looking for ...

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Fidgety

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I hate sitting in the front row. Actually I really hate anyone sitting behind me. Ever. I also hate sitting in the same place in the same meeting week after week , month after month. I try to switch up ...

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South park walkabout and alchemy

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60s themed clothing, lots of art, cool products, food, drinks, the miho gastro truck (we were trying to read the name from across the street and were, like, mi hogastro truck? What kind of food is that? Eastern European.? Felt ...

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Goats in trees

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Goats in trees. I love that phrase. I'd never heard it until two years ago, until right before I headed for morocco- a friend of mine, a photographer and funny guy, a traveler like me said don't miss it. Goats ...

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chapped lips

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Summertime. How I love it. Makes me lazy, slowish, messy. I talk to strangers, look at the world through drowsy , blowzy eyes. I wear dresses for the ease and the breeze, bright colors for the contrast and sandals for ...

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Let em Roll

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She stood up, disturbed by the sound of the red cubes on the glass tabletop. Stretching slowly, her back puffing up then sliding, arching up and tucking slowly. Kit Kat jumped down, so lightly she was almost floating before she ...

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