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I have one subscription to Good Housekeeping. I only renewed it because it was so inexpensive and my daughter would take them. She no longer wants them. A friend said she will take them. As soon as the new month comes I get rid of the old one. In any quick way I can. I used to pile them up - no more.

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Had a busy month getting RV set up for the Winter and cleaning it up when the days let us.....

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We get 2 newspapers a day. I cut out all my magazines. My husband gets the New Yorker. They have good reviews for books, etc. He also gets another one.

We have a recycling bin that they go in everyday, and it goes out on Mondays.

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I can't imagine mornings without my newspapers. I get two every day except Saturday when we get three. They all go out with the recycling that gets picked up once a week, along with magazines, junk mail, bottles and cans. I love my mornings with coffee and newspapers. I did cut back on magazines, though, because I just don't have time to read them. Just a couple of car and motorcycle mags left, and I read them cover to cover.

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I find that I collect magazines/periodicals, too. If I don't make time to read them as soon as they arrive in the mail, they go in a pile and multiply. Soon I have a huge UNREAD pile 6 or 8 months old (I always think I'll make time to read everything in them and I never do).

I got so I would glance through them, read an article or two that caught my eye and then donate them to local hospitals/doctor/dentist offices (cut off the label!) if they accept them. I feel better that it wasn't ME who filled a landfill and people waiting in doctor offices, etc., have a moment's diversion.

This year I stopped ALL magazine subscriptions. If I see one I want to read, I will just buy it at the stand (and probably will also find I like it 3 or 4 times, like Sandra), but I don't end up with piles I have not read. I also stopped the newspaper and subscribe on line. It isn't nearly as pleasing to read that way, but I don't have piles to dispose of at the end of the week.

Trying to simplify. Not easy for a packrat.

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Our high temps were in the middle of the night at 19 degrees and to continue getting colder all day. No walk outside today, but the crockpot potato soup will taste good tonight.

Sandra get rid of those journals and calendars. No one will want them if you donít. Iím sure the journals made you feel good to write in at the time so they served their purpose.

Karen I like calendars with pictures for the same reason but probably wonít get around to painting them. I do keep track of temps the high and low and how many fish we catch each day on the one in the trailer when we are on a trip.

The bigger the place we live in the more ďJunk/StuffĒ we get and never use. I have dishes not antiques in my kitchen I never use and need to get rid of. I would have some empty shelves if I did. And that isnít the only room with stuff that can and should be cleaned out. I donít mind but DH has a fit when I start cleaning. If anything happens to him I will have a mess with his barn on my hands.

Karen book store day have fun I know you two realy enjoy that.

I like salad but it seems veggie soup or just veggies fill me up better and longer than salad.




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I'm blowing off fellowship meeting today as it is rainy dreary and my UTI is back. I don't think the sermon is piped into the bathroom.

I absolutely love rice pudding but I find the type cooked in a double boiler to be more creamy than the type baked in the oven. At one time Quaker made a rice pudding mix that I loved, more for it's aroma than for the pudding itself...it reminded me of the smell of my grandmother's kitchen. Those sensory kindlers are hard to forget.

Today my chores consist of letter writing and faxing, and if there is time, doing the NY Times crossword puzzle. I will be settled in, comfortable near a loo, just in case.

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Viv, I would like to taste the rice pudding. I'm sure it's low cal.

Sheryl, the lights sound so pretty. It would be nice to walk around and see them. Is it cold where you are now?

We just went to early church, and my last Sunday on duty until February. February only has 4 Sundays, so I can handle it. Christmas had many extra duties. With good help we made it. I made a couple of mistakes as usual. They haven't fired me yet.

Today is rainy and dreary. It's a good day for a nap.

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Today is the last day of the regular NFL season. It's a rainy miserable day, so perfect for watching the soap opera that is the Redskins. And another good day for cooking a stew for 4 hours. No rice pudding for me, though, good as it sounds.

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12/29/13 9:31 A

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Viv, Thanks for being my supplier! (of recipes, that is)

Nomi, eating a large salad everyday has become a wonderful habit for me. During the week it is my main meal of the day.

Joe and I are going to Round Rock today, halfway between us and Austin, for lunch and a book store!

Sheryl, it IS the time to revisit goals. Please ignore Viv's rice pudding, lol.

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Got salad made, happy about that.

Going to be a rainy day.

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Karen put the recipe out there.
Sheryl the lights sound beautiful, what a lovely way to get steps in.


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Setting my goals for January!

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12/29/13 8:38 A

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Rice pudding, Viv! And the recipe is. . . ?

My grandmother used to make rice puddings on Sundays and serve it in a beautiful fluted clear glass bowl.

Sweet memories.

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We have dancing lights at the waterfront in our town, the botanical gardens nearby also put out lights with a quiet stroll through the grounds. I have two more gardens to attend by the 30th, just love the way they sinc the music and the lights.

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Basements are common in my area, but I have a friend who intentionally bought a house without a basement. She said she knew it would just get filled up with stuff. My basement has been filled and emptied countless times a relatives move or die, and their stuff ends up here because I "have the room". Thanks a bunch. I remember moving into this house in 1985. It was much bigger than the townhouse we left, and I wondered how I'd ever get it furnished. Hah! When you "have the room" it's easy to just take it and decide later. And later is always later than I would think.

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Rice pudding I baked yesterday was wonderful not low fat etc but tasted great.
Sandra I agree with everyone you have permission to toss the calendars.
Karen having readers for actual reading is a great idea; I get a kink in my neck when reading a long time. Will try readers.
Kay we down sized Christmas decorations last year and are going to do more this year, donated them to The Salvation Army Store.
Ruth I have bought stuff and then forgot I had it, I love kitchen gadgets and get them at State Fair I found I had three of the same recently lol
Nell I agree canned or boxes stuff gets pushed to the back of shelves and when found it out of date.
Basements can be a blessing a great place to put treasures and then forget about them.
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emoticon Carol enjoy your special day

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I've had multiple bouts of "clear out, clean out, throw or give away in the 43 years I've lived in this house - but there are still boxes and boxes of photographs, cards my kids and grandkids made me,etc. and one bedroom (approx.12' x16') that is full of art supplies, frames, a drafting table, and more finished paintings than I want to count - some done by my husband and many oils and watercolors and collages I did over a long period. I still go in there and play once in a while- I would like to simplify and yet I'm not ready to give up art completely. I've had 2 different cleaning ladies go through and organize it for me and much was weeded out each time. If I had a basement most of the stuff in that room would go downstairs. Few houses in Tucson have basements..

I wear drugstore "granny" glasses for reading, sewing etc. So far they work for me and I have a pair (or two) in every room of the house. My DH wore the same strength and so we built up quite a collection of them.

I think I have caught up with all the posts - it's good to share our little weakness and good to know we are not alone!

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In the past I was a magazine addict so I did find myself buying and bringing home duplicate magazines. Whatever attracted me to them the first time, also worked the second time! I've kicked that habit. There is a free library on the first floor of this building. I've once again found myself bringing up the same magazine but...at least it's free and I just growl and bring it back. With the library just across the street from my next place, I'm sure I'll do that again.

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Karen Ė I also get a calendar with my grandchildren and it was wonderful. However, I write everything on calendar that I keep in the kitchen. I do not right on kidsí calendar and I also have a pocket planner. I donít use my phone calendar and the one on the computer I use for different kind of things than the others.

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I forget food I bought. When I had to clean out the kitchen for the renovation I found 3 jars of molasses, and multiples of things like mustard. Quite the archaeological expedition.

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Hello all:

I downsized a few years ago after my son left; then he moved back in and I had all the stuff again. He moved out last September but there are closets of his clothing and half a cellar full of books.

When things are on the way out they go to the basement, then I forget that I have a perfectly good ______(fill in the blank) in the basement and I go out and buy a new one. My senility is a boon to merchants.

Did you ever buy something, put it away, and forgot you bought it???

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Sandra, I'm with Karen. Please throw away old calendars and old paper. They aren't any good anymore. You are really doing well with your downsizing.

We downsized out Christmas decorations and gave them to my niece and donated the rest.

Thanks for the information about Goodwill. It's not too far from us, so we have been taking donations there for a long time.

Viv, I think I'll keep the rain instead of the snow. When I go to early church, I'll have my lime green umbrella with me. For a time being, I'll keep it in a box for now. My husband will let me out under a shelter.

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Go ahead and throw them out if you never refer to them. I have calendars and diaries going back to about 1958. I don't know why I keep them. The thought of anyone reading the maunderings of a 10 year old, or the lovelorn crap of a teenager is horrifying, yet if I don't throw them out my kids will read them after I'm gone, and their opinion of me will never be the same. Then they will toss them. Those old calendars are only important if you need them to remember the name of the doctor you saw in 1995, or the name of the hotel you stayed in in 1991. Do you?

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Sandra, you have MY permission to trash those calendars! The only reason I keep any calendars, or even buy any, is because they have artwork that appeals to me and that I think, in my dreams, that I might paint one day.

Of course, this year my DIL sent me a calendar that has a photo of my granddaughters on each page. Won't ever throw that one away!

I have the progressive glasses but my vision isn't very bad. I wear glasses to drive or if I go to a theater or concert, but don't wear them in my house very often.

However, I do wear readers to read. I prefer them to the progressive glasses for reading, because the progressives have such a small width at the bottom for reading that I have to hold my head a certain way to read. I have readers in every room and use them for, yes, reading, lol.



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I'm sitting in a chair with my keyboard on my lap and my lap top on a tiny folding table as I gave my desk away.

Now I feel like I need permission to throw away a stack of daily journals/calendars going back to 1990. What's the point of keeping them? Who would like to give me permission????

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Hope everyone one had a good day.
I had the urge for baked rice pudding so have pot in the oven. Looking forward to eating it later.
I agree with you all I wear bifocals as it makes so much easier.
Giveup 30 sounds like a plan, wish we coulf get some warmer weather.
PJ good news about the surgery, as hard as it is your are doing the best thing for your Dad, and your advice was the best under the circumstances. What a great idea about your luggage.
Naomi I have lost my sun glasses many times only to find them on my head.
Kay I will swap your rain for our snow for a while. You should buy funky luggage tags, I bought pink and white stripped flip flops for a friend a few years ago.
Penny take it easy small steps at a time will help your thinking.
Sandra glad you are getting help and others are taking stuff from you. Almost time to move!
Jeanne I am with you like where I am at would like to lose the creaks and groans but the alternative is not acceptable.
Nell hope 2014 is less stressful for you.
I have so much stuff in boxes in the basement al clearly marked, I hate to get rid of stuff but guess when I retire I will start going through it.
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I started last year giving thing away to grandchildren that have moved out from parents. I don't need all the dishes etc in kitchen, lots of thing I had in linen closet they could use I am still slowly still cleaning things out and giving to others while I am here. I don't want to leave for my son to just truck up and give to Salvation Army. Yes them because they give to other when a family home burn or when some one really needs. The Goodwill person that is in charge is a millionaire and they sale things too high. For I have found things I gave as high as the price in store or higher. Was in Goodwill a few months ago and this lady said I gave this and the price is just like if you bought it in a store. and I never hear of the one running Goodwill giving anything free to help others. Well just hope when I go I have very little for son to worry about.

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Nell, you really had a difficult time. I can't imagine. We are trying to get mother to donate some things to Goodwill, but she wants to sell everything. Most of her furniture is so outdated. She still has some of daddy's clothes. She had 3 closets full of clothes for her and still shops when possible. There are probably only 3 pairs of slacks that she can wear. She only needs about 2 church outfits; one for summer and one for winter. My brother took her once before Christmas.
We will have an estate sale and donate to Goodwill when something happens to her.

Jeanne, I know how you feel. They just don't want to give up their personal things.
It must have been hard to do those things in such a short time.

Sandra, you are really going places. You are getting rid of your possessions and making new friends. Keep us posted on the dinner.

Thanks PJ for the idea. I've thought of that when I am at baggage, but then I forget before we leave for a trip.

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Jeanne, I hate to throw stuff out, too, but that's the advantage of having the time to go through it. When Mom moved the first time in 2001, we couldn't get her to do anything in the 9 months leading up to the move. My sister came 2 hours from New Jersey every weekend, and I went up 3 hours every couple of weekends for months. We would pack up boxes, then the next time we went find that she had unpacked. The day before the movers came we ended up just putting piles out for the trash. Then when she got to the new condo we had to do it all again because she'd brought too much stuff. The condo was so full we couldn't get Dad's wheelchair and lifting equipment in. Best to do it when we have all our faculties and no deadline.

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Sandra, How great is it that you are getting help while giving it at the same time. A symbiotic relationship, hmmm?

You'll get there!

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Sandra, I am trying to get rid of stuff, too, in anticipation of a future move, but I'm sure it is easier in a large apartment building than here where I reside in the middle of nowhere. I have BIG piles of giveaways or goodwill donations. Once the weather clears a bit I may have a yard sale (the town has one every summer), but for now I've done much sorting and the piles are neatly hidden in the basement, so there will be lots of stairs up and down to get the stuff out of the house for good. Not sure what my aversion is to just tossing stuff...too much of my depression-era mom in me, I guess.

I spent yesterday de-Christmasing (that is always a letdown) and cleaning up after the festivities. All the goodies are gone to better homes and we are back on track. I stepped on the scales with trepidation this morning only to find I was up only 1/2 pound. That should be gone in 2 days and I'll be off and running toward goal again.

JudyLK, so good to "see" you again. Since we are nearly neighbors, I often wonder where you are. Good luck with the new knee and retirement. I'm sure you'll love both.

Glad to see the rest of you who don't post as often, too. It is great to have you among us as often as possible, but I do realize life gets in the way of computer (LOL).

Love you all and appreciate the richness you each bring to my life. Happy 2014 to come!

P.S. I want to try to get younger in the new year (as much as possible) so my new avatar is me at age 21. Think I can look like that again?. OK, only if I forget every pair of glasses I ever owned. Why do we never appreciate our vigor and youth? But I do appreciate the wisdom I've gained over the years even more. I like where I am.



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Kay I have an aunt that ties on some really colorful yarn in a bow onto her luggage to make it easy to spot.

Sandra Iím glad you are getting some help. What a deal you worked out with your neighbor you both came out winners with that. He gets stuff he needs and you get help and dinner.

I got outside for a nice walk this morning before our temps plummeted tomorrow. It felt good to get out in the fresh air and sunshine.


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I agree that many of us are less sharp, need to focus more, search for words continually, etc. I believe we are the majority. And then there are those on either end of the spectrum, people like my mother on the clever end: sharp as a tack until her death and had no patience with slowness. Unfortunately, most of her children didn't inherit this so I think we really tried her patience all our lives. Then again, she had her faults that we had to put up with.

This move is getting closer and closer. I had two wonderful young friends come this morning and worked hard for two and a half hours and then I said that was enough. I managed to give away yet more things including a bottle of champagne from my refrigerator that has been there since July 3, 2011 (my birthday).

A man I never met from this building had posted a request for curtains and other window things. I rang him and he spent a big part of yesterday coming and going with all I gave him, including furniture. He is new here. I even gave all the bedding except my Queen size stuff. He said he would come back and help with packing...and take me to dinner after I move.

Now I'm waiting for the son of a friend to pick up a desk and hutch...can't understand why they aren't getting in touch...was supposed to be here yesterday.

Unlike last move, I am better at accepting help and it's wonderful. For some reason I'm extremely tired so am wondering what I will accomplish myself today. It's only 1:43 here, though.

A great weekend to all!

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I think our brains do slow down. I'm around my post-stroke husband and a mother with dementia so much that I feel sharp as a knife, then the kids and grandkids are here for a holiday, and I see clearly that they are so much sharper than I am.

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Mary, it's so good to hear from you. You really got busy downsizing and sharing with others.
I do think you seem to be feeling better. Don't overdo. Take some time to rest. I think your brain is working as well as the others on this team. We just do the best that we can every day.

Now I am on my way to the basement. I was waiting until it warmed up down there. I've had the heat on high upstairs.

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Things are beginning to straighten up - slowly.We've been able to go throw a lot of stuff for 3 different ladies. They were all happy to get what we wanted to get rid of & we were happy to have them take stuff. I just hope we'll end up with just what we need.

It's going to be in the 60's today but down to 13 on the next few days.

I'm really hopong that I cam get my brain to straighten out & I can make out what's going on with some sence.

Hope everyone has a good & safe day!

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Good Morning

Home today. Though may call my neighbor to see if I can visit for a bit. I was asked in a round about way to join the library board. The husband of my neighbor was president many years ago and I want to get some insight. Don't know if I want to do this as I don't like meetings at night, one of the reasons.



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Naomi, I have done that many times with my reading glasses. They would be on the top of my head. I'm not sure that is just age.

Ruth, I agree. People in other countries have some benefits that we don't have now, but overall we do have the best. Sometimes it doesn't seem that way, but we do have many advantages. We do have more freedom, although we have had some scary incidents with privacy and gun issues.

Today, I am going to the basement and pack up the last box. This is in print so I will do it.

PJ, I wish you were closer. My luggage is black and in good shape, but I have a difficult time at the airport. I don't have any artistic friends that live here. Last year, I bought an aqua carry on, but I haven't tried it yet on a plane. It has all my essentials.

Enjoy you day Spark Friends.

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No matter what you are told The United States doesn't have the latest and the greatest in all areas...like chips on credit cards or lights on parking lots. But no matter how technologically passe we are, what we have is pretty good.

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I want to jump in with a glasses story. During the summer I was at someoneís else. I had put my sunglasses on, always wear them outside. They are prescription and even though they are sunglasses doesnít change the color of what you are seeing. I was fumbling around and my brother asked what I was looking for. I told him my glasses and his response Ė you are wearing them.

Ruth Ė that parking sounds wonderful


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Karen I have a coyote scene that I painted on my black suitcase front and back side so it would be easy to spot.

I mean a wolf scene.

Edited by: PJSTIME at: 12/28/2013 (12:47)
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Onward and Downward

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Kay, I have lime green luggage for the same reason, lol. And it's easy to spot at the airport!

PJ, Texas will be waiting when you're ready!

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PJ, thanks for the updates. I am so glad that the surgery went well. Now you start packing again for Texas.

I feel for your dad, but it's for the best. When we are in his place, we may have a difficult time also.

It's been a good day. Rain will move in tonight and rain all day Saturday/Sunday. Last Sunday someone mistook my umbrella for theirs. I guess there are many short black umbrellas. One of my Christmas presents was a lime green short umbrella. Maybe no one will take it.

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DHs brother came through his back surgery yesterday with flying colors. Now on to his recovery and since the surgery wasnít as serious as they thought recovery should be faster too. Texas here we come in a couple more weeks hopefully.

Went to see dad today and again he asked if he could get his car back. It breaks my heart to keep telling him no but that is for the best and I will continue to tell him NO. He mentioned he is getting depressed and just told him to join any all the activities he can and get out of that apartment cause sitting in there isnít going to make him feel any better.

Kay I think most of us have misplaced our cars at one time or another. So You arenít alone with this.




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Onward and Downward

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Thanks for the update. I would like to taste those cinnamon rolls for quality control.
I'm glad the ice is gone. It's so dangerous.

Ruth, I am living in the wrong place. I like the idea of the red lights/green lights in parking lots.

Today, I took a nap, and it was nice to rest for a while. Now I'm drinking my afternoon tea, and trying to decide what to do next. Do I want to go to the cold basement and work or read/watch TV?

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Oh boy, December just about gone.........2014 around the corner----I plan to bake cinnamon rolls today, cheese cake while oven on make meat loaf for dinner. This will be my no no next few days.....Come January 14th have to have all baked goodies gone. Back to healthy eating.........I don't drink so this is my celebrating two things I like and am good during the year........Oh this 40 degree weather really needs to warm up.....ha ha..........it was down below 30 a few days ago.....no snow but icy road cars all over the road sliding.....oh no I wasn't one of them.....take care everyone.

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