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  1. Going out alone

    by , 06-13-2017 at 05:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    I was a loner as a kid, teen, so the only kinds of things I wouldn't do alone--if I were still healthy enough, would be something like a low-lighted romantic meal by myself. It wouldn't be enjoyable not to have my husband there to talk to, but otherwise I go many places alone, nothing wow just book stores, grab a Dairy Queen cone, a church rummage sale, visit an old neighbor.

    I don't drive (no car or license) which limits where I can go, but I like getting out, and only wish I could,
  2. The Happy Thread!

    by , 06-05-2017 at 12:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    First day out of bed since Friday night when my right IT-band and lumbar spine went out, so although I'm nowhere near 100%--my husband is staying home from work tomorrow, I can take 5 minute walks up and down the inside hallway of our flat, wipe my own behind--no kidding, without dribbling, and I can have a laptop on me while I sit in the recliner between short walks and lying down a bit.

    This beats the heck out 23 of 24 hours in bed, literally moving pillows so I could turn from
  3. True or False, The person below me Game

    by , 05-29-2017 at 04:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    I knew @GoodOldDreamer would write that, if he came in next.

    I don't know... OK, from general American viewpoint, I'd say I'm a pessimist, but with my upbringing, life experience, what goes on for me, not as much that as realistic.

    The more important question is: Can I do anything to improve my situation, no matter how difficult, constant the effort required. The answer to that is YES.

    So, that makes me a realist, dontcha think?
  4. Whats the weirdest social norm that nobody seems to question?

    by , 05-24-2017 at 10:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post

    I was thinking of "social norms" on a different level than polite and such, and the first one that came to mind for many western cultures, and sub-cultures within them, is the part at the dead's "Visiting Hours" when each person is expected to file passed the casket and look at the corpse.

    Often then, afterward, they say to someone such things as "She looked beautiful" or "They did a great job making
  5. Answer random question above you....=D

    by , 05-20-2017 at 01:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    @Eefje and @confused girl28

    Before I became ill, I baked everything from scratch, a long stretch: I learned from books and from experimenting.

    I learned to cook several things from my bio-mom but after I figured out anything I cooked well she would expect me to keep cooking, I stopped until after I was married.

    I became a good cook after years of experience and experimenting, but I always preferred baking

    Updated 05-20-2017 at 05:37 PM by BranchMonkey (typo correction)

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