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Old 23 August 2016, 01:39 AM
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I took a walk on the beach this evening. It was quiet, calm and peaceful, and there was a puppy, and a pretty sunset.
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Old 23 August 2016, 01:16 PM
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That my new house has an easily accessible laundry room on the main level, with a space under the stairs that is perfect for the cats' litter boxes. My old house had a generous sized laundry room, but you had to go downstairs and wind your way through the garage to get to it, so leaving the door between the house and the garage open wasn't a good idea just so the cats could get down there. This meant years of creatively hiding the litter boxes (which was easy when I was living alone--just put them in the closet of the spare bedroom, but got difficult whenever I acquired a roommate). It was a PITA. Now the cats have a permanent place for their business that'll never have to be moved all about the house.
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Old 23 August 2016, 03:52 PM
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Switching from coffee to tea (less acid) and I'm really a HUGE coffee fan, so this is hard. First day is today. But I'm enjoying my tea right now with a dollop of agave nectar, and it smells and tastes delicious!
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Old 23 August 2016, 04:42 PM
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RG, I am drinking a lot more tea now - not a full switch but particularly at home, having tea instead of coffee much of the time. One thing I appreciate about tea is the many flavors available. Another thing is that black, green and white tea have all been shown to have healthy attributes, so I will change around among those, as well as having some herbal teas. I don't particularly search for a particular symptomologic effect, but I figure that there are likely substances that the body will take up if it has a use for them.
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Old 23 August 2016, 04:54 PM
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Switching from coffee to tea (less acid) and I'm really a HUGE coffee fan, so this is hard. First day is today.
Depending on whether you also drink caffeinated sodas, and of course whether the coffee you'd been drinking was nocaf, your caffeine consumption may be dropping drastically. If you get headaches, mood problems, and/or difficulty staying awake, you may find it easier to taper off the coffee over a week or two, rather than stopping it suddenly.
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Old 24 August 2016, 07:05 PM
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Old 24 August 2016, 10:52 PM
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Depending on whether you also drink caffeinated sodas, and of course whether the coffee you'd been drinking was nocaf, your caffeine consumption may be dropping drastically. If you get headaches, mood problems, and/or difficulty staying awake, you may find it easier to taper off the coffee over a week or two, rather than stopping it suddenly.
There are a lot of variables we do not know, but the beverage the general term 'tea' is usually understood to mean is pretty hefty in caffeine itself. Of course, besides a question of what type of coffee was drunk before, there is a question of what type of tea is now being drunk - herbal, decaf, iced (because it is usually drunk in greater quantities, though not as strong), etc. Anyway, the general point is still good - watch for symptoms from the change. Another one that might be significant is that many people find coffee seems to have a moderate laxative effect, so if it was a big part of your regularity, a time for adjustment may be needed.
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Old 25 August 2016, 07:20 PM
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Listening to a 4 year old count for Hide and Seek. He's good for a while and then becomes a random number generator. One of numbers was "ten-four".
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Old 26 August 2016, 11:18 PM
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My almost 3 year old niece can count to eleven-teen. So cute.
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Hey, my 4 year old son can count to "nine-invinity", which is even more than "eight-infinity"!

He's good up to about 25 or so, then he starts to stumble.
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Listening to a 4 year old count for Hide and Seek. He's good for a while and then becomes a random number generator. One of numbers was "ten-four".
Is he on a two way radio.
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Seeing my Iris kitten in the dining room window, watching me go, as I leave for work in the morning.
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I was at Target last Friday buying a bottle of juice when the woman behind me said to the cashier "let me scan that for him." She then passed her smartphone to the cashier who scanned some app and I got 25% off.

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Some friends of ours are using the week-long school vacation time to travel out west to visit family. Yesterday, they texted me to note that they were in a used book store, and was there anything I was looking for? I almost said no... and then offhandedly mentioned I was still looking to fill in some gaps in a book series I have been sporadically collecting for the last 35 years.

Ten minutes later, they had found 25 books in the series, confirmed they were ones I did not own, and gotten the ball rolling to having them shipped to me.

They are very, very good friends, and I am very, very happy.
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One has to ask how big a book series is when 25 books are considered "some gaps".
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I'm imagining one of those very long-running series with a million ghost writers, like Sweet Valley. Except it's probably not actually Sweet Valley. (You can admit it if it is, Crius! No one will judge you. )
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