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  • #61
    Yikes! Between that and health insurance costs I'm reading about - there will be no money left in people's budgets for food!

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    • #62
      No kidding. I think I'll shop around to see if I can find a lower quote, though. $355/month for a 1997 Neon and a 2010 Nissan seems a bit much.

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      • #63
        Fortunately, I have insurance through my job, and it's not too pricey--about $120/month for full medical, dental, and vision.

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        • #64
          We, my husband, son, and I, went to the first night of our parish mission tonight. A parish mission, in my Catholic experience anyway, is usually a three day period of presentations, one each evening for three nights in a row, on some aspect of spiritual growth and/or renewal. The presenter tonight was very good...he has a beautiful, rich preaching and singing voice that is pleasant on the ear.

          One thing among the many he shared tonight is this thought: he has heard, in recent decades, Catholics complain that they don't 'get anything' out of going to Mass on Sunday. Then he said something like (I'm paraphrasing) - It's no wonder! How can you expect one hour on Sunday to hold all of the spirituality God offers you all week - every moment of every day? That's a LOT of pressure to put on one hour a week.

          That makes a lot of sense. It's just like having a personal relationship with God, when likened to a relationship with our friends. You can't ignore someone 99% of the time, and give them only 1% of your attention and expect the relationship to grow.

          So my question to ponder...what are my percentages these days?

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          • #65
            I just realized thursday marks the 6 month anniversary of the last time I have seen my sister, since she left for Brazil.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by PoetryBree View Post
              I just realized thursday marks the 6 month anniversary of the last time I have seen my sister, since she left for Brazil.
              Refresh my memory PoetryBree - why did she go to Brazil again?

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              • #67
                Originally posted by RhymeLovingWriter View Post
                We, my husband, son, and I, went to the first night of our parish mission tonight. A parish mission, in my Catholic experience anyway, is usually a three day period of presentations, one each evening for three nights in a row, on some aspect of spiritual growth and/or renewal. The presenter tonight was very good...he has a beautiful, rich preaching and singing voice that is pleasant on the ear.

                One thing among the many he shared tonight is this thought: he has heard, in recent decades, Catholics complain that they don't 'get anything' out of going to Mass on Sunday. Then he said something like (I'm paraphrasing) - It's no wonder! How can you expect one hour on Sunday to hold all of the spirituality God offers you all week - every moment of every day? That's a LOT of pressure to put on one hour a week.

                That makes a lot of sense. It's just like having a personal relationship with God, when likened to a relationship with our friends. You can't ignore someone 99% of the time, and give them only 1% of your attention and expect the relationship to grow.

                So my question to ponder...what are my percentages these days?
                I got on here to post something and saw this - and don't even remember posting it. I must have been very tired when I got home on Sunday night. Really.

                Good news is - the other two nights were good too.

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                • #68
                  Let's see - three more before I need a break. Anyone made plans for Thanksgiving yet?

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                  • #69
                    Man, this process can go really slowly when you first start.

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                    • #70
                      All right, back to the poetry side of things.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by RhymeLovingWriter View Post
                        Let's see - three more before I need a break. Anyone made plans for Thanksgiving yet?
                        I'm having dinner at my boyfriend's mom's, and then I'll be working 4-midnight that evening. I don't mind working, since many of my clients don't have family to go visit or to come visit them on the holidays. Plus, the holiday pay will be a nice little boost to my paycheck

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                        • #72
                          Oh that is so sweet Emmy. <3 What a generous soul you are - thank you.

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                          • #73
                            The day we set clocks back an hour is my least favorite day of the year. Woke up a little after 7 this morning, and I'm at work until midnight. Uffda.

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                            • #74
                              That's a L-O-N-G day. So sorry.

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                              • #75
                                On the bright side - maybe they'll abolish this silly time manipulation and we won't have to 'spring forward' in March 2017.

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