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  1. Beef barley soup - 1/2 pound of ground beef, beef...

    Beef barley soup - 1/2 pound of ground beef, beef bullion cubes, a can of tomatoes, a can of veg all, 1/2 cup barley and some Italian seasoning and water. This will feed a family of 4 a dinner and a...
  2. I think some of our problems with the European...

    I think some of our problems with the European view of us is what we export: our celebrities behaving badly and our tv shows. I had a friend whose British MIL came to visit. MIL was quite surprised...
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    Round up feral children, give them toys to play...

    Round up feral children, give them toys to play with in manure pile, encourage rolling down the hill in the manure pile, return to parents at end of day.
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    Another weenie eventer wannabe. I may actually...

    Another weenie eventer wannabe. I may actually make it on the horse I now own. He isn't trained to jump and I haven't a clue but my trainer is very good at making sure I know I'm not overfaced. We...
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    As long as in the repeal unions are also no...

    As long as in the repeal unions are also no longer considered citizens, I'm fine with it.
  6. I am frequently asked about my Ariat All terrain...

    I am frequently asked about my Ariat All terrain paddock boots. I tell them what they are, where to get them and that they are some of the most comfortable boots for hiking I've ever owned.
  7. Oh, the advantages of being middle-aged and...

    Oh, the advantages of being middle-aged and somewhat broken. Years ago I went with my trainer to look at a horse that she thought might be a good match from conversations with the horse's owner. He...
  8. Me, too. (sigh)

    Me, too. (sigh)
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    It may be "benign" hyprocrisy but Al Gore seems...

    It may be "benign" hyprocrisy but Al Gore seems to rule when it comes to it. He is making a fortune talking about global warming and with that fortune he has built a house that uses more power in...
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    I don't know if this link has been posted, but it...

    I don't know if this link has been posted, but it is a humorous story (at least if you are not in it) of what can go wrong with a flexi-leash. ...
  11. I saw a podiatrist who made inserts for my shoes...

    I saw a podiatrist who made inserts for my shoes to address my specific way of walking. I did a lot of stretches and still do. (The damage to my sciatic nerve when a piece of disc lodged in it...
  12. Another vote for Hunter's Rest. (I keep hoping...

    Another vote for Hunter's Rest. (I keep hoping to bring my boy there and spend some time teaching him to fox hunt.)
  13. A post from ZuZu to remind us to be kind. If...

    A post from ZuZu to remind us to be kind. If only there were more Zuzu's in the world! :)
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    Have you been tested for lyme and other tick born...

    Have you been tested for lyme and other tick born illnesses? I have a friend who was misdiagnosed with fibro many years ago. By the time she got the proper diagnosis she had had lyme for many years...
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    My friend once said that the way to tell if your...

    My friend once said that the way to tell if your peaches were ready to pick was if you woke up in the morning and the tree was full of mocking birds and no peaches, you were too late. I don't know...
  16. For cars where the key just has to be in the car...

    For cars where the key just has to be in the car in order to drive the car, simply putting that key on the back seat or in the cup holder in the back seat would solve the problem. Mom or Dad could...
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    Nothing is wrong with you. You are getting older...

    Nothing is wrong with you. You are getting older and your sense of self-preservation has kicked into high gear. (That's what my trainer tells me and I sticking with that story.) Can you go to the...
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    Are you sure about that? In my experience,...

    Are you sure about that? In my experience, public school teachers in the metro Boston area, when they have been teaching for a lot of years are making $80K or more. Combine that income with their...
  19. Start by reporting it to the management. They...

    Start by reporting it to the management. They should offer an apology and refund the money for his ticket. Your husband should also get an apology from the security guards who treated him this way....
  20. You know, someone could get married at the age of...

    You know, someone could get married at the age of 18, when they really did not understand the sacraments, have a couple of kids then realize this was not right from the beginning. However, now there...
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    Unless she walked away with a boatload of your...

    Unless she walked away with a boatload of your money, I'm sure she wishes you did as well.;)
  22. I've bought and sold 2 house myself (well with my...

    I've bought and sold 2 house myself (well with my husband). We listed them, put up ads for open houses, ran the open houses, gave the tours and answered the questions. Both houses had signed...
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    If you read the post from a few years ago here is...

    If you read the post from a few years ago here is what you will learn. The advice from almost all of the posters was for the OP to get a part-time job, have the kids do some work to help pay for...
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    I have a few thoughts on this situation (and...

    I have a few thoughts on this situation (and since I don't know you, your husband or you kids, take them with a grain of salt). First, it is not that unusual for kids to not talk to their fathers,...
  25. "he goes "Oh, well, I read the box and you're not...

    "he goes "Oh, well, I read the box and you're not supposed to use those super absorbent ones, you should just use lite ones and change more often" ( Hand to God, I am NOT making this up) I just burst...
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