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I was looking over the sample ballot for today's Illinois primary election and I was kind of overwhelmed by all the offices involved and the candidates I have never heard of. This is not a good thing and at one... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Wouldn't you just know, some sleep expert would develop a theory on how the color of our bed sheets affect our sleep. This is something I have never given a thought to and buy sheets in colors that I know... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
I told dale about Paul when he called tonight and he was so disappointed he did not know that then.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Just one more piece of technology at respublica
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Kat, he's in Iowa? How fun. I guess I've kind of more interested in the watch thanks to you and Barb.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Just one more piece of technology at respublica
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Tomorrow, Tuesday June 28, is the Illinois primary when voters for each political party choose which people they want on the November ballot. I have no idea what the turn out will be, often this is punk poor unless there... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Dale is one of the speakers at a Lutheran district convention this week and when he called this morning he surprised me with a new idea. He is interested in us getting Apple watches. Now this came out of no... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Illinois lawmakers felt sympathy for residents struggling with the higher and higher food prices and suspended the grocery tax from July 1 to July 1, 2023, the end of the fiscal year. This sounds great but the grocery tax is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Barb, we do not, but we probably should get one. It would make life easier for the "must haves."
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Once again the search is on at respublica
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In the post below this one, I wrote about my constant search for Mexican Coke, but this one is about Dale's search for something else in the grocery department. He has gotten into the habit of having a Kellogg's Vanilla... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I've mentioned on here before that I am mildly addicted to Mexican Coke-the soda not the illegal stuff. This Coke is made the original way with real sugar not corn syrup and the taste is much better. But it is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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I came across this the other day and realized there is a lot of truth in it. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Our oldest grandson is in Europe with members of his Lutheran South High School class and he has been sending back photos. Yesterday we received two very different views of Paris. The first was of a gorgeous cathedral, the name... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at respublica
After a brief pause in actual newspaper delivery lapses, we are now back to not receiving our papers. This was an issue a few months ago and got rectified by some miracle. But for the past 4 days we have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at respublica
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I have been babying our potato plants which are in big pots on the deck. The past week has been cruelly hot and caused the big strong plants to shrink by the end of each day. This was bad enough,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at respublica
This was pretty shocking news to us this morning. "Less than six weeks after defense contractor and airplane-maker Boeing announced it would move its global headquarters out of downtown Chicago, leaders of another major corporation are set to leave the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at respublica
There are many weird attempts at World Records and so it is with this one. The world's largest fruit display was put out in front of a Jewel-Osco grocery store in Chicago in which 70,000 pounds of bananas were used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at respublica
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We've been under a heat alert this week with temperatures hitting 100. This mean many news outlets are telling us the best way to keep our homes cool. It has gotten so hot the past couple of days by late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at respublica
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For quite a few weeks we've been doing a lot of yard work with most of it being trimming or cutting back bushes and trees. Plus much weed pulling. Weeds are having a field day this spring. All of this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at respublica
I read an amusing post this morning written by someone in the Air Force. This is what he said: "Dear friends older than 37: You don't have to put two spaces after the period anymore. That was for the typewriter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at respublica
From a former hotel worker. Don't make the bed before you leave [a hotel]. It has to be taken apart anyway and if it looks un-slept in, it won't get changed. This is really disgusting and something we've never thought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at respublica
This is one of those pieces of advice which speaks to me. A grocery store bagger put together this list of the best way to load your items onto the conveyor belt so that they end up at the bagger... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at respublica
This article on healthy eating is interesting to me since we're growing vegetables in our backyard. But like so many healthy eating pieces of advice it kind of goes overboard. The Center for Disease Control recommends we eat two or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at respublica
A couple of surprising news items caught my eye this morning. One I find kind of unbelievable and the other is just silly. First we learn that Aldi's grocery stores are having a big problem with people stealing steaks. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at respublica
The bin would work for a raised bed garden kind of thing, but would need drain holes. The couch was 52.99. Must be a really good one.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2022 on Recommended just for me at respublica
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I had a laugh this morning when my Facebook page recommended a few products "just for me". Frankly, no, just no. That couch....and what is that wooden table with plastic bins below all about? Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at respublica