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iml8ru2 last won the day on January 27 2022

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  1. I agree about not using the pea gravel. We used it as a sort of patio area and it still gets EVERYWHERE! Drives my husband nuts because it's always tracked all over the driveway, and I can imagine mowing grass would be a real pain with it being all mixed in if next to it.
  2. Lots going on! The best times to plant Cedars are when they are dormant, so in the early Spring or the Fall. Make sure there are no drainage issues where you are planting them though as they don't like to sit in water. If there are you'll probably want to put drain rock under them.
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    I'm moving

    I think it's a great decision :-) I wish you much happiness and contentment in your new home.
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    Vacation Chronicles

    I don't think that's weird. We are good friends with DH's ex girlfriend just before me. I love her - she is awesome!
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    I did it

    I think your feelings are totally normal. I have been a contract bookkeeper for years with many clients and have been saying goodbye to most of them for the past few weeks as I was given an amazing job offer for September 1st - 3 days per week, hours kids are in school (so I can drop off and pick up) and double the money I'm making now. It's for a current client who courted me pretty hard the last few months. I'm going in today to give my one month notice to my largest bookkeeping client. I'm dreading it and I feel so guilty as this is their busiest season of the year, but I need to do what's right for my family. Doesn't make it easier to do though.
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    A day in the life...

    I'm glad everything is fixable Great testament to having an emergency fund. Can't wait to get to that point.
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    We used to have a cheap smoker, then I found a Bradley one at a garage sale for my DH and we will never go back to the cheap one! Does such a better job and doesn't need to be babysat. You can set it and leave it. It's awesome! We smoke a lot of fish in particular as my DH loves to fish.
  8. Great news! Things are really starting to turn around for you and your family. I'm so happy to hear it.
  9. My in-laws have done Ireland and Scotland separately as trips and loved them. They have traveled Europe extensively - my mother in law was born in Germany and they both speak German, French and English so they could travel comfortably all over. Ireland and Scotland have both been favorites of theirs, in particular Scotland. Enjoy your planning! The planning and anticipation is always half the fun
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    2015-7 (sewing pics)

    They look great! As for the pads that look lumpy, I'm guessing you mean the nursing pads? Have you looked into LilyPadz by chance? I hesitated buying them for the price but I loved them! Not lumpy and they worked great. I was a "cow" too, lots of milk and always leaked and these still worked great.
  11. I just wanted to say that my mother told me once that her sex life was better then ever after her hysterectomy. She had a partial one, just her uterus, which is I think what you are having too? A little uncomfortable to hear since she was talking about her and dad but.........hey, lol. (We are pretty close obviously for her to tell me that). I've heard that before too from a friend. Said something about it made things even better, so.....don't worry about that part
  12. I was pretty sure it was you too, based on some of your previous posts. I'm a WAHM, though I do go out to a client one day per week. I have a wall calendar that the family references, then just my own personal daytimer to keep track of life. My basis does have specific deadlines so once a month I write out what I need to accomplish for the month and the deadlines, then usually once per week I break down my goals for the work with a goal day to focus on it. Works for me. You will do great and find what works for you very quickly I'm sure!
  13. I have tons of shoes but I've managed to hide them all away in closets lol. I find it very hard to find shoes that fit though so I don't tend to buy new ones very often and I hold onto what I have. Can't wait to see your solution to your shoe organization I've been enjoying your posts.
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    Bonus Time!

    There are tons of articles out there debunking the thought that treated wood is dangerous. The main concern used to be the arsenic that was used in the chemical mixture, which isn't used any more, also the process in general is different. It just doesn't leech into the soil like it used to. That being said, do your research and use what you are most comfortable with. In our wet conditions cedar starts to deteriorate within about 5 years.
  15. Beautiful! Love the built-in shelving.
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