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I am pretty trigger happy for slights against women in a very well-researched fashion.

But, in this case, I would guess that someone either
1) Thought this was useful for tax purposes so the donation could be assigned against either income.
2) Mixed up tax receipt with thank-you note.

Neither my dirty dinner dishes nor the TV remote belong in the fridge.
Time For a Coffee Break! / SuperBowl appetizers
« Last post by Benni on Today at 12:58:49 AM »
Does your family gorge themselves on appetizers during the game?  If so share - what are some good ideas?

We have meatballs, mini-sandwiches, shrimp, chips and dip, bacon wrapped peppers, and so much more.  I need to change things up a bit and would appreciate a gluten-free hint of something yummy.
Did absolutely nothing today. Yesterday I blew myself out by doing 3 things, took the dog to the groomer, returned a piece of medical equipment, and went to physical therapy. 3 things was too much so I slept all day and took the last of my pain meds. Good thing I have a Dr. appt later this week but I really need to stop being so overconfident in my abilities. 1 or 2 things a day is ok but I need to take my time and let myself rest and heal.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: s/o "not your alarm" - spousal blind spots
« Last post by Benni on Today at 12:54:53 AM »
Two things: 

First - it is not what is said, but how it is said.  I heard you vs I HEARD you.

Second - DH is an awesome driver.  I do not like to drive, why waste my time driving when I can knit?  However, I panic, PANIC, panic if we are too close to the car in front of us.  I will emit involuntary exclaimations and start grabbing for support.  This is not something I can control.  He however CAN control how close he drives to the car in front of him.

We have been together for 37 years, married for 35, you would think it would sink in by now.
Cicero, You did good! Letting go can be hard!
I tend to be reluctant to read links people send me if I am not familiar with the URL at all. There are other warning signs but that can be one.
Updated: after what i wrote, i cleaned out another closet - got rid of old clothing that i was saving, who knows what for. FInally purged the cream color suit that i wore at my second wedding about 17 years ago... (that ended in a bad divorce)

Okay, I still have the dress I wore as my "going away" dress when I got married 43 years ago, but if my marriage ended badly, that and the wedding dress would be gone before the ink was dry on the degree!
I know, right? Sometimes we just hold on to things, because... who knows. glad i got rid of it.  :D
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by norrina on Today at 12:25:09 AM »
The flight path stories made me think of the disclaimer that I had to sign when I bought my first house, acknowledging that I was aware that there was an airport in the region and that airplanes can be loud. My house was over half an hour from the airport. I thought it would have been more relevant to warn me that even 20 miles away (in the opposite direction) I was still going to be blessed with the olfactory delights of the paper mill when the wind blew just so. The first time that happened, I thought the neighbor's sewer had backed up. Luckily, it wasn't that common or really even that bad when it happened. And it was my own fault for not actually researching the range of paper mill fumes.
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