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And I think a lot of the parents had anxieties about their kids moving out too. (Not sure why; I look forward to being an empty nester!)
Without the stability of both parents taking care of kids at home, once the last child leaves, probably 50% of the parents will get divorced within 5 - 10 years.
I grew up in a suburban bedroom community of working people next to the city over 5 decades ago. Parents wanted their kids to have as good or better life than them and most kids went to college. Most parents were sober, stable, married, both employed, and kind... like the Cleavor family only poorer. My Dad after getting out of Army/Air Force/WWII built our home himself on 5 acres of partly wooded yard land he bought in an idyllic setting with a creek running across the end of it. It was pretty much surrounded by woods owned by the stone quarry, farmers, and others. Kinda like living in a campground so we had no interest in 'going camping', that was home. Although my Dad also built boats that we took to the lake. The nearby city had 5 major auto factories paying good wages and employing tens of thousands of people and similar large factories making other things plus supporting businesses. The city also has several colleges. The major one with 2 campuses: a 4 year and up and a 2 year. The 4 year has dorms and fraternity houses but most students are commuters. The 2 year has no housing and most students are commuters. The other colleges were mostly commuter except for nursing schools. I went to college full time (less than full time got you drafted into War on Vietnam if you were a male) and worked full time over night, studied the rest of the time, ducked back into home to get what sleep I could. Still ended up in Vietnam later. Back in my day, part time jobs for students at large employers paid about the same as full time jobs, but now they've been cut to 1/2 - 1/4 of that pay. Probably because of outside competition from Asia.
 
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One day we're gonna figure out the damage that sugar has done to humans. In the meantime, look at what is generally available to consumers to buy and eat, and look at the ENORMOUS amount of sugar that's digested on a daily basis while dining these foods, and one would have to be blind not to see the connection to this morbid obesity problem we have.

My first job out of college was as a sales representative with Nabisco. I remember the fights we had with the FDA in attempting to prevent product labeling, so we wouldn't have to list the amount of sugar, corn syrup, lard. The compromise was to shift to partially hydrogenated oils, instead of lard. I always wondered if the general consumer knew that the icing in an Oreo is nothing but confectioner's sugar (real sweet), and lard? (Now imagine Oreo Double-Stuf).
Some have figured out the damage done by Sugar, Table Salt, MSG etc... The only replacements for Sugar that aren't harmful (so far) are Xylitol, Stevia, Monkfruit. There is others, but the food producers can't stop using Sugar because of the Beet farmers. They have the replacements that people know. The same rings true for Salt, where people like me use Himalayan Pink or Celtic Sea Salt. Then there's MSG and it's 100 different names like you know.

With all the Excitotoxins, people wouldn't care if the Oreo was made out of Tarantulas as long as they had the Excitotoxins in them. People that are afraid of Spiders would say "Well, it isn't alive, so give me the Oreos".

Changing people diet wise is futile if they don't commit 110%. I can go from a flat belly to "Obese" during Football season because I snack a lot now, but I know how MY body works and how to control it. People on the Yo Yo that are actually trying to lose weight keep going back to the same National diet plans like Jenny Craig and WW that are the same exact foods as a Walmart freezer, only less of it, so their brain stays addicted to the Excitotoxins and the 14000 chemicals added to "food", and the only thing that happens is the programs keep taking their money.
 

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The only replacements for Sugar that aren't harmful
Instead of replacing sugars, avoid them by staying active instead of sitting and munching... I'm boycotting NFL because they hate us, but do watch some CFB... keep doing other things while the game is on either in same room as TV or duck in occasionally to see some plays and check the score... Keeping active is also beneficial in several other ways and gets things done around the house... of course my bad back, bad hip, and bad shoulder doesn't make it easy to stay active... but use it or lose it...
 

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Instead of replacing sugars, avoid them by staying active instead of sitting and munching... I'm boycotting NFL because they hate us, but do watch some CFB... keep doing other things while the game is on either in same room as TV or duck in occasionally to see some plays and check the score... Keeping active is also beneficial in several other ways and gets things done around the house... of course my bad back, bad hip, and bad shoulder doesn't make it easy to stay active... but use it or lose it...
Good advice, but I'm not the target. I could avoid snacking and just stay on a Paleo type diet all year, but I know I can get back there whenever I want because I don't have the Psychological and Physiological addiction to any of the food chemicals anymore. The first time I did a 110% committed Paleo diet, the chemical attraction so to speak was removed. I can eat Pizza or Ice Cream etc., but I never crave it. I don't crave fast food like I used to.

I'll never watch the Anti-American leagues again. I fought for the Flag, I stand for the Flag. I kneel for God and the ones that never made it back home.
 

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I never understood the fascination for sports, HS maybe when I knew the players and they spoke in full sentences. NFL game comes on TV, good time for a nap or a Rosenfelt novel. I used to like the Rose parade but now it's all about the announcers, one can't even enjoy the bands. The same is true of Macy's and any televised parade.

I'm having to watch my coffee for gnats. I don't know how they get in. I don't have any produce in the house other than one cuke and a handful of pole beans and there are no gnats near them.
 

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Parades are streams of walking advertisements.

Sports -- I love playing sports, and I enjoy watching them if I happen into a room where a game is on, but how can people give a $#!+ which team wins, which player is on what team, how each team is doing, who's going to win the big trophy... I was rather consumed with that data when I was like 10 years old, but past puberty I realized it was pretty close to the least important thing in the universe. Do people who follow sports have nothing else going on in their lives? I am reasonably sure it's simply a religion for them actually.
 

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High School Football is a religion in some places like Texas. College Football is a religion everywhere. You either don't like it or you root for 1 of 2 major teams in the State and hate their rivals. That's about 97 percent of it. Some people like both major teams in a State, but I have never known anyone like that.

I was born an NFL fan, but I never liked watching anything else, especially MLB because it's mind numbing on the boring scale. Now they outed themselves as Marxists, so I'm happy with that as my main excuse. Same with the NBA, too long of a season, don't care for Drama Queens like Lebron, and they are Chinese Marxists. Now, I'm just rooting for the NFL, MLB and NBA ratings to sink so low that they have to drastically cut player salaries so I can hear those prima donnas whine.

I liked playing everything growing up, I was good at all of it because there was life before cell phones and the interwebben. All we could do is play and practice.
 

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I was listening to "You Say" by Lauren Daigle and got the feeling that I should email the link to a couple of ladies that I know. One of them emailed me a thanks as she is having a job related challenge.
 

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I get sooo bored with sports. LOL. I can never tell what is happening and I don't like commentators. Although there was some football game on the other day and one of the teams had a tiger mascot and I like tigers so I was rooting for them. LOL. There was some weird clock and something about "overtime" and it kept counting down over and over.

Shan, I forgot to mention, if your mom has an issue with yeast, you might want to get some Parent's Choice shea butter wet wipes. My uncle first mentioned the antifungal properties of shea butter to me and I found the wipes. They have helped my mother quite a bit (her "girls" hang down almost to her waist and in this climate she's prone to rashes).

Friend ticked me off by not answering my messages and I finally went over there after 11 (he'd said he wanted to go to the store "early early" but didn't wake up and had his phone on silent mode). I called him several times. He & his gf were sleeping on the couch together. When he got up his gf fell and hit her head, arm, and leg on the coffee table.

I saved my friend some $ because "The Deal Guy" on Youtube mentioned some of the big box stores will give discounts on damaged products. The butcher block countertop at Lowes my friend was getting had scratches, stains, and a big chunk out of it (on what will be the underside). My friend was unsure about asking, but I asked around and employees directed me to a manager. I very politely asked if they would do a discount due to the big missing chunk and other damage. Got my friend 20% off. He was pretty happy about that. Got the sealant for it and then hit the next store- Home Outlet (aka Surplus Warehouse). I grabbed the very last 12" base cabinet and he found the dishwasher end panel. Sometime this weekend I'm going over to seal and paint stuff.

Today is the birthday of another friend and her "present" was finding out she & her boyfriend have Covid. She's not in the best of health (due to neglect, abuse, and accidental mercury poisoning as a child) so I'm worried about her.

I put eye medicine in Nightmeow's eyes just in case my friend forgot. He wanted me to stay and hold him but I had to get home to feed mom. He just purrs and cuddles me. Such a sweet little baby. If the road wasn't so awful right now I'd go in every day.

Since they unpaved the road it is a huge mess. I almost go high-centered and I have 18" wheels. I could hear and feel the road scraping the underside but there was no way to avoid it. Whoever decided to tear up the paving during storm season is a moron.

But, mom has been fed, the cats and dogs are napping on my bed, and I'm about to get a nap.
 

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@zannej I will have to get some and see if that helps.
Thank you!

@Eddie_T that song will forever be my favorite. I'm glad you enjoy it.

I made scrambled eggs day before yesterday for my mom, she told me today(?)
That she wanted to know why they werent yellow and resembled a sandy beach that water had swept past 😳🙄🤣.

They were deep yellow farm fresh eggs and I pushed them around and around in the skillet. I keep telling her she needs glasses 🤦🏼‍♀️

I am worn out today. We got the OSB the other day and I pulled up just a small section of flooring and replaced it with a piece of wood that i already had and them put floor leveler on the side that wasnt straight. I had them cut 2 of my pieces of OSB the other day. One at 30x 96inches and the other @24x96 wide. That way I could have a decent size of 2 pieces to put inside the closet floor coming out overtop of the bad spot. Finally found my batteries to my circular saw, and was able to cut out the protrusion of both side of the closet.... one the first try even. I should have had them cut the one @25" and wedged it in there, but it only affects inside the closet. I work the next 2 days, so I wont be able to fix it until next week anyways. It certainly has worn me out though. For whatever reason my son piled the sheets of OSB on the wall I needed to work on. So that took alot out of me this morning just moving that all around.
I should sleep like a baby tonight for sure.

I was watching a YouTube yesterday and a bunch of other channels got together for his birthday and helped clean up his new property and helped build a well house and chicken coop. Those are my kind of people. You just dont find community like that anymore.

I enjoyed baseball growing up. The man that raised my mom played professionally for the ?yankees?? For one season. My grandmother (his wife) was a huge Pete Rose and Reds fan. She was deaf, but she would yell at that TV during games. I sure do miss her a bunch.

As far as football. I never understood it much, my mom was a fan of Marshall University (my hometown) football, and then basketball in general. I didn't care about either.

I was a very frustrated child and our relationship was much the same as it is now, except I now have opinions and likes and dislikes.... and then I didnt take up for myself much about my own desires.

She put me through psycho-educational testing around my 13th birthday, and even in the notes of those results, it says we had a tumultuous relationship then.

Today was a quiet day, and I made fried eggs this time lol
 

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Speaking of sugar wasn't Billy Graham's favorite a lemon cake with lard icing (shades of original Oreo filling).
 

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You just dont find community like that anymore.
Depends where you look. That's exactly the kind of thing that would happen both where I live now and where I just moved from.

Re. Sports, I was an athletic kid and sports was something my 10 year-old brain could understand, that also offered numbers and status tension and things like that for my brain to chew on, so it's not surprising I was obsessed with it. But then I turned, you know, like 12 years old and the kids who were still obsessed with it I'd look at them and be like "Are you still playing pretend with your stuffed animals too?" I get that same feeling when I see adults following/talking about sports now. Some people are using politics to try to make it look like they're grown ups and not that they only now realized how ridiculous they look playing Sportscenter. (Of course the whole PC/anti-PC drama in sports is just more stuffed animals to play with and it's hard for me to picture a mature adult closely paying attention to that either.)

I hung up my guitars and my Northwest Coast Indian art prints in my new office yesterday. All that's left is some hooks for my backpacks, a couple shelves, and the rest of the art.
 
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Do people who follow sports have nothing else going on in their lives? I am reasonably sure it's simply a religion for them actually.
Sports don't seem to fit the definition of religion:
RELIGIONS = ADDICTION to being LIED TO, an ENFORCED PSYCHOSIS, and WRITTEN ORDERS for their customers to automatically instantly HATE, HURT, and MASS MURDER EVERYONE on the planet not of the exact same religion !!!
 

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I love sports. Played when I was young but I love CFB and MLB. I also love motor sports though I don't believe drivers are really athletes per se. I lost most interest in the NFL and only pay marginal attention. NBA does nothing for me since the 80's.
Of course the owners are billionaires and many of the players are rich premodonas but it's all just entertainment. Athletes are no different than actors and no one seems to gripe about an actor making $15 million for a movie or $2 million an episode. My wife and I watch a ball game almost every evening. There usually is nothing else on worth watching.

So today I will do a few chores then watch a CF game this afternoon. I tend to record most races and skip though it in the evening.
 

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(Of course the whole PC/anti-PC drama in sports is just more stuffed animals to play with and it's hard for me to picture a mature adult closely paying attention to that either.)
Professional sports depend on fans for their support so when they start expressing (undeserved) hatred of their fans that can be a problem.
 

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Since they unpaved the road it is a huge mess. I almost go high-centered and I have 18" wheels. I could hear and feel the road scraping the underside but there was no way to avoid it. Whoever decided to tear up the paving during storm season is a moron.
Is it 3 major storms you've been hit by this year?
This city is in a CRIME WAVE with 1 1/2 MURDERS WEEKLY but, at least, they've got the taxes high enough now that after Welfare GiveAways, and major corruption, there's still some money left to re-pave the roads with now... surprised they found some workers to do that...
 

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@Eddie_T I made scrambled eggs day before yesterday for my mom, she told me today(?) That she wanted to know why they werent yellow and resembled a sandy beach that water had swept past 😳🙄🤣. [/QUOTE]
Did you make them with eggs, water, salt and pepper? Or add milk?
 

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Some people like both major teams in a State, but I have never known anyone like that.

I liked playing everything growing up, I was good at all of it because there was life before cell phones and the interwebben. All we could do is play and practice.
I live in Toledo, Ohio so a fan of Toledo and Ohio State college football, but firmly boycott all America-hating pro sports now...

Yeah, I mainly feel sports should be played rather than watched, so mostly just keep track of games in passing while doing other things, don't sit and watch for long... although realize as we get older, we can participate in sports less and tend to watch more...
 

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Sports don't seem to fit the definition of religion:
RELIGIONS = ADDICTION to being LIED TO, an ENFORCED PSYCHOSIS, and WRITTEN ORDERS for their customers to automatically instantly HATE, HURT, and MASS MURDER EVERYONE on the planet not of the exact same religion !!!
Whoa ・ ・ ・ you're painting religion with a rather broad brush. You've either been abused by a cult else you are an evangelistic atheist.
 
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