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  1. Great story! She probably has no idea how motivating she was. If you see her again, chat with her. Ask her if she is attached. If she isn't, ask her out!
  2. I still miss the man I love every single day, sometimes with an overpowering intensity, and it has been almost 2 years since we broke off. Ugh.
  3. PROGRESS! Yesterday I hauled 42 large boxes and bags of curtains, towels, pillows, bed linens, kitchen linens and a few random kids' clothes to the laundromat. My 19-year old son and I sorted them into 13 categories on clear giant plastic bags laid on the grass. It was gorgeous weather and we surprised ourselves by having a lot of fun! He found many items that he had been searching for everywhere, including a whole bag of clothes from his best friend AP who had taken his own life in August. We threw away 5 or 6 50-gallon bags of things that were too far gone to even donate. Then we delivered 236 pounds of linens and clothes to the staff at the laundromat to wash, dry and fold for us (the price works out to be cheaper than my doing them on my own at the laundromat), and I kept all the larger items like comforters to wash in their machines, as they charge $15 American per comforter to wash one for me... This afternoon i am washing all the comforters and mattress pads. In three days, a charity will have most of this stuff, my sons and daughters will each have a bit, and I will bring home almost nothing. Hooray! Thus, in less than a week's time, one fifth of the towers that now inhabit my apartment are gone. I am excited that my goal of decluttering by Christmas may actually be achieved. Words to the wise: If you don't need it, don't even bring it home. Begin the retirement downsizing now, even if you are in your 20s or 30s. It will make your life and your children's lives so much easier! Do this while you are still able: I am doing this at 53 and healthy instead of 87 and ill, as my mother did, and even so, my back is protesting.
  4. Have fun at the game! No matter who wins, you will not be disappointed! In DC there is a decades-old rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. One night I was driving in DC and saw a nice black sedan with Cowboys flags all over it. Around here, if you are a Cowboys fan, you either go undercover, or you go bold so no one will mess with you.
  5. Clementine Izzi. HUNGRY! Hey, Imsuperman, come over and eat with me. You are always hungry!
  6. I do too! Well, my house is nearly empty now. My architect sister and her landscape architect wife are buying, renovating, landscaping, and selling it. I have never worked so hard in my life as I have the last 2 months trying to downsize to 1/9th of the space. Closing on the sale from me to them is in about a week. They rescued me from foreclosure; bless their hearts. They and God are so good to me. Oh, and my lovely, tiny, airy, light new studio is now The Room of Requirement in Hogwarts.
  7. And you look AMAZING in your costume!!!!
  8. Wow, that is phenomenal. What a wonderful thing to feel. I am thrilled for you. You deserve to rejoice in exactly who you are, which is a great great person!
  9. I am so sorry to hear the story of the 16-year-old young lady. Because she is unable to speak, the aides are acting like she is deaf, and has no receptive language! How do they not know that she is cognitively typical, and that her hearing and comprehension are perfect? Even a modicum of empathy, of the Golden Rule, would make them think twice before making fun of her. Such despicable behavior! In the course of my work with special needs kids, I have had many students, ages 3 to 13, who needed to be diapered, catheterized, or helped when toileting. I never dreamt of making fun of them. Do I love this part of my job? Not always, of course, but I always strive to make it a pleasant and peaceful experience for the student. Their lives are hard enough as it is, without someone making fun of them!
  10. Here you go, Luminousone! Mom is now ordering rice. And one for you, too, Wiseman. Smart teachers undertake new training. TRAIN
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