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Tue May 26

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 12:46 PM

Re: Well, Poop.

Doggone. It's hard for kids to keep things in perspective, and I bet the rest of the season seems like eternity. I hope he recovers speedily!

Gail

Fri May 15

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:57 PM

Re: Confession

I've told my family over and over that I try to make the day special for my Mom, and I'd like them to make some effort. This year, I didn't get out ahead of it. DH also doesn't do subtle. He doesn't remember that I make his favorite meal for Father's [more]

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:54 PM

Re: Confession

Last year I told them that I would appreciate an opportunity to see a movie -- they could join me if they wished. And, I wanted to have dinner at the local pizza place. Again, they could join me. It's not so much I want flowers. I want them to try to [more]

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Hardboiled replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:08 AM

Re: graduation gift ideas?

How about an electronic converter plug-in thing? For international travel.

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Hardboiled posted to the Imp This Ride board. 11:07 AM

Confession

I'm a real jerk sometimes. I was feeling sorry for myself after Mother's Day. Two kids called, one bought me a McDonald's coffee. DH didn't acknowledge day. I was driving DD home from Waco, and probably a bit cranky. But really. I make an effort for [more]

Tue May 12

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:31 PM

Re: Adventure

I'm baaack. Four and a half days in the car, driving from Bismarck, North Dakota, to Waco, Texas and back. I could have made it in four days, but DD really wanted to stop and spend a few hours with her boyfriend, and I decided driving the last three [more]

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:28 PM

Re: Adventure

The deal with shipping was that DD didn't have a car and couldn't get anywhere to ship stuff. I arrived on Saturday at 4 p.m., and we were out of there by 8 a.m. Sunday. We did find friends to store a shelving unit and the bicycle. Next year, she'll [more]

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:22 PM

Re: Contacts vs Glasses

Thanks! I will definitely check on the fitovers!!

Thu May 7

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Hardboiled posted to the Imp This Ride board. 11:29 AM

Adventure

The adventure continues. Tomorrow I will drive to Waco to pick up DD2 after her first year of college. We flew to Waco in the fall, rented a car, and bought all the stuff she needed for the dorm. At this point, she has stuff and doesn't have a car. [more]

Mon May 4

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 6:46 PM

Re: Contacts vs Glasses

Sigh.

I've done all of the above. I've worn contacts since I was a teen, but of course, you need glasses for the times when you can't or don't want to wear contacts. Those glasses are now bifocals. I can't wear bifocal contacts, so I wear [more]

Thu Apr 30

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 9:24 AM

Re: Parenting teens

I'm with you, t. If you do too much for kids, they don't learn how to take care of themselves. As my kids have reached their later teens, I've had them make their own appointments, figure out how to get cars fixed and whether having the window roll [more]

Tue Apr 28

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Hardboiled replied to the First World Problems board. 10:29 AM

Re: To those who were concerned . . .

I wish I could think of something to say to make things better for you. I can't. If there was some easy answer, you'd have found it. I just know you're a hero!

Gail

Wed Apr 8

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 6:14 PM

Re: Ex-Wife Update

I went to my ex-husband's funeral -- I wanted to be there for my son. But, I sat in the back, and didn't insert myself into the family gathering, etc. Later some family members said they were sorry I wasn't at the family meal, and that made me feel [more]

Mon Apr 6

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Hardboiled replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:53 PM

Re: Laundry help - black jeans?

I always wash black jeans with vinegar, because it helps keep them from fading. It seems to work well to remove odors, so I second that suggestion.

Gail

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 12:48 PM

Re: My Uncle Died

amiright?


You're right. But that doesn't make it any easier or less painful. While my personal drunk was alive, there was hope that there would be a miracle. Then he was dead. And I grieved that hope and the person he might have [more]

Wed Apr 1

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 6:48 PM

Re: outlook question

I am not a guru. . .I just save e-mails for CYA purposes to my hard drive.

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:18 PM

Re: April Fool

Here's the text message I just sent to the kids:

There’s a problem with our phone contract, and Verizon is going to have to sort it out by disabling our phones for three days. The phones will not have service from April 2-5. I guess they [more]

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Hardboiled posted to the Imp This Ride board. 10:29 AM

April Fool

I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to out-do myself. Last year, I sent an e-mail to all my kids saying we'd finally figured out why Sasha (girl cat) was so fat -- she'd had four kittens, all black and white (just like Bocephus the boy cat). I told [more]

Tue Mar 31

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:04 PM

Re: Easter

So, I'm about 180 degrees from where you are on Easter. But no one warned me when I started this ministry business that Holy Week would be crazy. Like multiple worship services, and an Easter breakfast at church, and kids and Mom visiting for Easter, [more]

Mon Mar 16

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Hardboiled replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:21 PM

Re: Cheap and easy desserts

I wanted to make pie for pi day. This was quick and easy:

oreo crust -- crushed up oreos and melted butter pressed into pie plate and baked just long enough to hold it together.

3 tablespoons of instant coffee dissolved an a couple [more]

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