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Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Tobalski May 6, 2013. 7 Replies

Got any interesting ideas for Mother's Day gifts? I could use a few. I'm getting stale with my approach to Mother Day gifts. I've list a few of my thoughts below.Chocolates.  Give her a fancy box of…Continue

"Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling May 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Have you ever experienced this? "I stared at my watch again, only 30 seconds after my last check. I thought glaring at my timepiece would telepathically move her towards the house door. Next I tried…Continue

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Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Another great idea. I once thought about taking a class about how to give a massage, and give that as a gift. But I haven't followed through on that brainstorm."
May 6, 2013
Jirby replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Get her a massage."
May 6, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Live plants - simply idea, but I love it. And there's something to be said about"
May 6, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"I utterly refuse to give cut flowers for any event, save for a funeral.  They're already dead, and will only wither.   When giving flowers, I always give a live plant...if it's someone I really care about, like my mother,…"
May 5, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Yes, I'm glad you recognized it as an attempt at humor or sarcasm. As as far as coming out from under a bridge, I didn't.  But I have helped people get out from under them."
May 5, 2013
Native Son replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"This OP reads like a poor attempt at humor or sarcasm or else somebody's come out from under a bridge.    "
May 5, 2013
Will replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Here's the blog where this was originally posted:  http://www.mrido.com/search/label/Holidays%20and%20Gifts#.UYZrcrWkq2o "
May 5, 2013
Jim Tobalski posted a discussion

Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas

Got any interesting ideas for Mother's Day gifts? I could use a few. I'm getting stale with my approach to Mother Day gifts. I've list a few of my thoughts below.Chocolates.  Give her a fancy box of chocolates or a syringe full of endorphins – they both produce the same response.  Chocolates are powerful.  The last time my wife unwrapped a box of chocolates, the lights in our bedroom automatically softened, which is odd since we never installed dimmer switches.  Be careful when you’re making an…See More
May 5, 2013
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Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I carry a light burden.  I went to Catholic grade school and was raised by nuns. Great ladies.  I have scars on my knuckles to prove it, deserved everyone one of them. And the sisters demanded punctuality and disciplined tardiness.…"
May 3, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I know two women, one of them my wife's best friend, who are always chronically late. I've seen them in action, the one driving her poor patient husband (who's given up long ago). We've come to expect them late, and by late I…"
May 3, 2013
Penelope replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I understood your tone but not its target."
May 3, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"All great ideas, tested in the field. But they don't work on everyone. And one hint, my discussion post is meant to be sarcastic, making fun of guys and their impatience. I'll post a warning at the beginning next time. "
May 3, 2013
Penelope replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"Or, you could, I don't know: *Give your spouse plenty of warning about the event and what time you'd like to leave (as in, maybe days ahead of time so your spouse can consider it part of the week's plans) *Inform your spouse of what…"
May 3, 2013
Jim Tobalski posted a discussion

"Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness

Have you ever experienced this? "I stared at my watch again, only 30 seconds after my last check. I thought glaring at my timepiece would telepathically move her towards the house door. Next I tried several other tactics, all of which failed miserably just like past attempts; nonetheless, I felt better failing again rather than not even trying. Sometimes, it’s all about preserving some dignity, even in small amounts."Most of us have deployed techniques that, quite frankly, we know are useless.…See More
May 3, 2013
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This retirement self-help video is stuffed full of my own personal strategies for leading a healthier, happier retirement. Why did I produce this video? Because I'm old, insane and in need of something to occupy my time. "Getting Older? Nope,…
Mar 21, 2013

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Vacation Planning: "Are We There Yet?"

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

The 1,000-foot climb to Yosemite’s Vernal Falls had been spectacular. My wife and I now started hiking back down the cliff, a much more relaxing direction then the steep trek up the slippery, rocky trail. We both wore wool socks and sturdy hiking shoes nicely broken-in from previous excursions among the Sequoias and…

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