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Fri Jul 3

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 4:22 PM

Re: Things I am currently struggling with

I'm thinking you don't really need advice -- you know all the obvious answers. But, it helps to put a name on the things that are nagging at you.

I'm unhappy about my weight and my lack of ability to drag my tired carcass out of bed at 5 [more]

Fri Jun 26

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Hardboiled posted to the An Open Letter board. 11:04 AM

An Open Letter

I'm kind of geeky about Supreme Court language. This brought tears to my eyes. Really.

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a [more]

Mon Jun 22

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Hardboiled replied to the An Open Letter board. 9:56 AM

Re: An Open Letter

I remember many years ago when our kids were toddlers, and I had an evening commitment. One of the kids said, "Does that mean that Dad has to take care of us?" DH responded immediately, "No, that means that Dad GETS to take care of [more]

Thu Jun 18

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Hardboiled replied to the Imp This Ride board. 6:03 PM

Re: So I was cleaning a printer*

I think you should just re-label it and spell Engeneering wrong. . .

Fri Jun 12

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Hardboiled replied to the Penguin Place board. 10:58 AM

Re: This Just In

I hear what you say about husbands and sickness. I concluded a long time ago that DH got attention from his parents 1.) for being the smart kid, and 2.) when he was sick or injured. Therefore, he still needs to be the smart kid at all times (even [more]

Sat Jun 6

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Hardboiled replied to the Penguin Place board. 7:16 PM

Re: This Just In

I'm glad you're dealing with this, but I'm really sorry that you and your DH have to deal with ONE MORE THING.

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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