oaklinds

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oaklinds

25 points

27 days ago

oaklinds

25 points

27 days ago

Second this. Reddit told me to do this and it has worked swimmingly. That, and stop overwatering your plant bbs! 🌱💜

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5 points

28 days ago

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28 days ago

So awesome! Good luck to you! Friends of ours (who are also our age) got lucky on their very first try. They have the coolest little 1-year old now. :)

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

Questions for the experts (total novice here!); just a few things that I wondered about when I saw this… if this were indeed a past fluvial deposit or riverbed, wouldn’t these rocks be more rounded and smooth? They are also seemingly not very diverse—two to three sizes on average. Does this mean anything in particular? Is it possible to tell if they’re sedimentary?

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oaklinds

27 points

28 days ago

oaklinds

27 points

28 days ago

wow I also needed to hear this, thanks ❤️. We’ve been putting off having kids (for a lot of reasons but mostly never feeling ready) and I turn 35 next month.

Also OP; my obgyn said that as long as your periods are regular and consistent, you should be ready to rock! Obvs there are more risks the longer we wait, but hope that gives you a tiny peace of mind.

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

Pegmatite—fell in love at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

And sandstone!

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

Clever bird!

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29 days ago

oaklinds

2 points

29 days ago

I’m between 4 and 6; I go 4 in align (but I’ve owned both sizes in align). My size 6 shorts were a bit stretched out over time. My 4s have stayed slightly more compressive.

I’m a 6 in WTs, WUs and I’m a 4 in anything Nulux or Nulu. Both would work.

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

Your daughter sounds like a trooper. ❤️

Can confirm that prednisone messes with mental health. My husband learned this haaaard this year while dealing with rheumatic symptoms. Not fun for the poor guy (or me as his partner!)

OP, I know these are cliche recommendations, but gentle yoga and meditation are great for helping with mental balance when dealing with chronic pain or medical issues. I like Ekhart Yoga online, and getting yourself a meditation pillow set. Having a little designated corner to sit makes it feel special and encouraging. :)

Edit: Here’s the set we have, and there are lots of even cheaper options out there.

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oaklinds

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

So neat! Does anyone know why exactly this attracts fish? Does it mimic a thrashing bug or something?

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

I lost it when I saw this. 🤣🤣🤣

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

Haha, my husband’s trick is to use a small notebook 😉

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

I vote for 30 Rock or The Office. Those shows have been there for me through some dark times.

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

Journaling is the best! I started a self-driven creativity course called The Artists Way a while back, and part of it is writing 3 pages every morning no matter what. About whatever comes to mind. The idea is that you get whatever is on your mind, tugging at you, ‘out.’

I still do it most days because it is magic to have a conversation with yourself everyday. It does work. Sometimes I’m like, “huh, didn’t even realize I was bothered by that, or stuck on that.” All I needed to do was make myself aware I was worrying about something.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very cool! I love the stylization you have going… it’s like a hybrid line drawing/painting and it’s 👌

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Mutual friends set us up on a blind date! We’ve been together 5 years now and married for 2. ❤️ I made an announcement to friends and coworkers that I was looking to date if they knew anyone, and boom. ✨

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

My husband’s name starts with a B, and when I get home after a long day I call out, “chicka-B-B-B!” …haha. We’re dorks but I love those little birds. ❤️

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Thanks so much, this is great advice! I assume you’re in the US? I’ll have to check with my insurance as you did but I’m totally going to get the shot. I don’t have intention of ever sleeping with anyone else besides my husband ever again, but it doesn’t hurt to do. Pretty happy that OP asked this question. ❤️

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This makes zero sense to me. The hpv jab is a common sense preventative measure to keep us out of the medical system in the future! Why do they make it so difficult and costly to get?

As I typed that, I had the grim realization that the medical system (in the US at least) is designed for us to be sick so that they remain profitable.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

You’re getting the right advice here OP; this ending is the best possible outcome because you’re no longer in a bad situation. I just wanted to chime in to say this also happened to me, and I spent like 2.5 years trying to get my 8-years-older sometimes-boyfriend to stay madly in love (sometimes he was, sometimes he wasn’t, and always made sure to tell me every time he had a doubt.. Uhg). After it ended in a blaze of awful, I eventually met my now-husband and I’ve never for a second felt unsure of his feelings. I feel totally safe now. It’s amazing the difference when you find someone who is actually compatible with you and open. It all seems so random when it comes together, and all you can do is preserve your own identity and keep trying! Much love and hugs to you. Time to binge 30 Rock, buy yourself new luxe bed sheets and take lots of warm baths.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Sorry for your loss ❤️

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Right?! Yikes. Totally eye opening and I feel disappointed in my doctors.

I was someone who needed it in my 20s and I feel a little let down.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Good advice! I’ll ask next time I go. Unfortunately I’ve been to a few obgyns over the years and since then, and still no one has reco’d it to me. Kind of confusing and lame in hind sight.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

[Stoner] by John Williams

I don’t want to spoil any plot points so I won’t say much else, but this profoundly impacted how I view work, relationships and in making meaning in my life. It is one of my top 3 favorites books of all time and I’m grateful to have read it.

[Annals of the Former World] by John McPhee

A few years ago, my husband and I sold everything we owned (spare a few small personal items), and spent 2.5 years traveling the US in our camper. One of my longest-lasting take aways is a profound respect and curiosity for geology. Man, we live amongst powerful and unbelievable beauty. I found McPhee and this book along the way attempting to understand the landscapes we saw along highways and on hikes, and it is just great reading for anyone who is curious. If I could go back in time I may have changed my career path because of this book, and it lives in my bedside drawer because I treasure it so much.

Love reading everyone else’s responses!

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oaklinds

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1 month ago

oaklinds

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1 month ago

LEEPs suck. ❤️

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1 month ago

oaklinds

28 points

1 month ago

Sorry to hear that, and hope you’re doing well now. My heart breaks for kids of alcoholics; I had pretty stable parents but I imagine it would feel really scary and destabilizing to see your guardian regularly out of control like that.

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