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This online venture is for friendship and community more than anything else, and it fascinates me that the PNW seems so lightly represented here! What, we have more options and freedoms to seek out interesting folks in person?

My Lutheran upbringing gave way long ago a world of information and the myriad of cultures that join us all in community. I have enjoyed Unitarian fellowships for helping me see what a broad scope of wisdom is available from so many sources.

My 2 kids are each married, healthy, happy, and raising families of their own. Experiencing life with grandies has brought a wealth of love and joy I could not have imagined.

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A touch of summer?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 30, 2020:
Not nice to tease those of us in the northern hemisphere! 😉
New housekeeper from a new agency today.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 30, 2020:
I read through the other comments, and see that she brought up both religion AND politics? Flat no, and certainly a call to the agency to tell them their staff need better training for being around the clients. I am wondering if she may have seen anything in your home reflective of your atheism - symbols, documents, periodicals? That may have triggered her mission tendencies, or just fishing, and any of the above are not acceptable. Good on you in recognizing all of this and calling her out! If the agency supports evangelism they should make that apparent, allowing you to hire someone to just do the needed work. You certainly don't need that. Best of luck!
Some big cereal
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Whoa, reality check- the TV is on, and EXACTLY as I opened this entry a Frosted Mini Wheat commercial aired. I didn't know whether to read or listen and it was SO CONFUSING!!!
I am in zoom chat with Lisa. If you can't get in PM me and I will paste the link to my reply.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Thanks, but I'll have to join in next time - take care!
I read a New York Times article today about displaced families who are homeless due to the pandemic.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
I hear you, and I'm with you. When xtians start making brainless/baseless claims of god or jesus "doing something to help" is when I start cussing!
Very clever marketing
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Excellent!
Some of yous might want to check this article out about how covid19 and the fever checker are not ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Yep, I am a sub-temp also. When they started checking temps at my workplace I got puzzled looks. SO many reasons why fever is not a good sole indicator, but ID'ing those with a very high fever (101+) would be helpful.
I've been on a quest for a good flour free crust for my quiches and this latest one is the best so ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 29, 2020:
That sounds great, thanks for sharing!
Getting back in the dating game. The search is daunting. What dating sites are recommended?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 28, 2020:
Online dating can be largely about luck of the draw, and most times best to use free sites to avoid financial drain with the emotional stress. Great points called out by others here. You also MUST do whatever possible to verify and background check, clarify all 'life stories', meet family & friends, observe a person in different social settings, etc.! Your personality and personal style will dictate how you accomplish those, but I have a *little* experience in falling for someone and getting involved, only to learn later that things were MUCH different than was presented. Yes, and even within the realm of professionals and public presence. There are certainly others who are identifiable and transparent, offering confirmation of their life from the start (as you should, without risking safety) which is wonderful. Dating is much different when people have decades of life behind them, but there are still wonderful folks out there!
Sugar Free Pecan Pie COCONUT FLOUR PIE CRUST RECIPE - LOW CARB 3/4 cup Coconut Flour 1/2 cup ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 28, 2020:
For my Pumpkin Ricotta pie I used (GF) Teff flour, basic crust recipe with butter, cold water, vinegar, and it turned out great! Was a bit odd to work with and needed extra liquid, but still too crumbly to roll out. I just pressed it into the pie plate, used the hotter 425' for the first 15 minutes, then down to 350, perfect! I would love to try this pecan pie, and have never used creamed coconut - is it in a can?
Yeah that really happened
tinkercreek comments on Nov 27, 2020:
Truth.
Today, I am thankful for these two pups.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 26, 2020:
That's the best thing you can do, enjoying happy times for as long as you can.
REMINDER; oUR next ZOOM CHAT is still Thursday, 11/26, Thanksgiving eve at 7:00 PM EST USA.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Well, shoot, none of the codes seem to be working.
If you are trying to check in to the zoom chat 11/26/2020 the schedule is a little mixed up come in ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Well, nothing seems to be working, catch you all another time!
REMINDER; oUR next ZOOM CHAT is still Thursday, 11/26, Thanksgiving eve at 7:00 PM EST USA.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 26, 2020:
I'll see everyone a bit later! I've been a little busy messaging with my daughter, after another quick-entry preemie yesterday - both doing well!
For those without a comfort human this winter, how do you keep cozy and warm?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Merino wool socks and warm hoodies work great! I got a down mattress topper a while back that makes my bed feel like a cozy sleeping bag under the comforter, and don't want to sleep without it! My dog has her own lovely bed with pillow bolster, where she snores peacefully.
I planted white and red potatoes close to each other and they mated
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2020:
Well, this would be the year for that - love it!
It is incredible how people can distort a story.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2020:
Freak-out mode.
Just realized I hit 3 years being on Agnostic.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2020:
April 2018, though I became more active in 2019, when my hip began to affect me. I don't know what I would have done without this great group through surgery and recovery, and THEN pandemic isolation! I really appreciate having a safe discussion forum and great laughs, without the assault of religious nutmops.
Had to share this.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 25, 2020:
6. I use this as a general place-holder until I know the actual timeline.
It has been a mild Autumn, just turned cold now.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 24, 2020:
That Pyracantha is gorgeous!
A little ancient TV trivia Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
tinkercreek comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Oh, IMMEDIATELY!!! Loved that show!
'Tis the season for all kinds of food.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2020:
I'm with you, not everything available is desireable!!
I've just never understood this.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Portlanders!
Talk about lost in translation.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Funny, and what medical staff deal with every day!
My favorate garden bloom today.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2020:
All of my roses are different, lovely, fragrant and valued - BUT I fight the blackspots all summer long! Sunshine in my yard has diminished as trees south of my property have grown. Perhaps I should transition them to pots?
Oh, FFS (great sarcasm, though).
tinkercreek comments on Nov 23, 2020:
Cra-cra magic cluster thinking, both of them.
Linda made me a chef's hat. Guess who's cooking the turkey this week. 🙄🍷
tinkercreek comments on Nov 22, 2020:
tre chic!
In case you didn't know:
tinkercreek comments on Nov 22, 2020:
YES! Like the guy driving his over-sized pickup with a drump sign flying off the back. Uh-huh.
Oh Wow! Garden Geeks, listen up.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Wow. Just Wow. Such a beautiful life, home, relationship.
Chicken noodle soup for what ills you. Tonights dinner.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
I like the vermicelli noodles and carrot grated! Soup is soup, stew is stew.
While planting about 20 flowering and evergreen shrubs and trees today, I learned what it means to ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
If you are thinking arthritis issues, try upping hyaluronic acid and boron - and/or green-lipped mussel supplements!
Before the coin shortage, there was this.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
Hahaha, I was that kid! I have a visual memory of taking a dime off the kitchen counter and swallowing it, but wasn't taken to hospital - that must have been painful.
Lofty goals.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
She is an ethical icon!
Are there many success stories here for online dating sites?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
I'm happy for you both, and hope your relationship continues to grow - eyes open!
When prophecy fails, evangelicals freak out. [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 21, 2020:
Direct from 'god', to the news desk????!!
(Sex talk) She gets to the nitty-gritty however informative. [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 20, 2020:
Wow, so glad to know someone is bringing good information forward, and accessibly!
That looks good enough to eat.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 19, 2020:
I think it's hilarious!
Wait what's happening everyone is wearing their mask situation is suppose to be under control.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 19, 2020:
Nothing has changed, except for rising infection rates. People were stupid and selfish.
"If you are going to tell people the truth, you have to make them laugh, or they'll kill you.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 19, 2020:
If only he had run for president!
Got a message from a new account .
tinkercreek comments on Nov 19, 2020:
Not even worth the time you've already given!
A blonde walks into a London bank and says she’d like to talk to the manager about a bank loan.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 19, 2020:
That is awesome, and gives me some ideas.
My kid's teacher had suggested that because of covid19 some good things to help kids cope are ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 18, 2020:
What fun! Spying on the world via webcams . . .
That will cause trouble
tinkercreek comments on Nov 18, 2020:
Oh, that is quite good!
Everyone will have to hurry up and run to their local Turkish store to celebrate today's holiday.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Oh, I actually have one! I'll stop by to see if they are celebrating -
Todays groaner
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Oh, but it's a cute groaner, thanks for sharing!
From a 1960s recipe pamphlet. Words fail me.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Plated repression!
Many of us old folks remember this
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Oh, absolutely! I think the adults felt vulnerable on the west coast and guilty for imprisoning the Japanese, thinking they would retaliate.
Actually just for screams.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
We have to know there are many who found themselves unexpectedly within that nightmare, poor souls.
You can't argue with that.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
I most certainly agree!
Likely candidate.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Oh, yeah.
Sounds like a perfect weekend to me.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Works for me! At least, with clothed break-outs to the dog park, a house requirement.
COVID Silver Lining: I canceled Thanksgiving day get together with my conservative, evangelical ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
When I worked hospital schedule/holidays in my youth I realized my relief in avoiding family gatherings. That made it easier to join groups of friends in later years, making my best holiday memories. This will be another solo day, where I buy some turkey parts to roast with veges and enjoy that lovely aroma in my home!
On Zoom I had said that I remembered reading how duct tape was a potential cure for baldness.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Oxymoron, much?
Enjoying a zoom meeting right now. Why don't you join in?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
It is now 10pm PST, the box says Chat room is open, but 0 chatting. I think I live in the wrong timezone for these chats, and now see it ended 9pm PST. 🤔 I'll start paying more attention.
I wrote a question to an ex boyfriend about his kids.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
I would take that as confirmation that you should maintain his status as "ex".
Bon appetit what's for dinner?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Baked cabbage with manchego cheese, roasted chilis and turkey bacon - with my Syrian spice, of course!
Catonyx tarijensis: Reconstruction of the cranial anatomy and palaeoneurology of a extinct ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 15, 2020:
Interesting! So, with that cranial structure, are they early relative to horses?
Sitting on my back porch smiling.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 15, 2020:
I am SO sorry you live with all that in-your-face religious discrimination! Can hardly imagine there would not be civic PROTECTION, far from persecution or some nonsense 'special day' standard for the noise of yardwork. If I were you, I would feel VERY justified to just go about my business without regard to someone else's belief standards, which is a right and freedom of citizenry, is it not? And, if you are looking for a more equitable place to live, I think the Pacific Northwest would be a huge breath of fresh air.
Boring can be good sometimes [youtube.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 14, 2020:
I love it! Great perspective and logic, as per most Europeans.
Will American's be particularly interested in this article?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 14, 2020:
Oregon has a proud cranberry grow near our southern coast, so there is an affinity to buying fresh berries to make our own sauces and baked goods. That being said, my mom always cooked from cans and boxes, so the jelly cylinder was ever-present on turkey holidays 🤷‍♀️.
Anyone for Lunch?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 14, 2020:
Yummy, great looking and sounding salad! I would guess you tolerate more heat than I do, and hope you got enough of a cold beverage to deal with that. Have you ever tried sprinkling a salad with Nutritional/Brewers Yeast? It adds a nice nutty-cheesy flavor along with the health benefits.
Who wants to zoom? I just figured out instant meetings.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 14, 2020:
Me!! When?
Something I've long suspected.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 13, 2020:
Perfect, and I am sending to my daughter, who has a houseful of those!
Sometimes you just need a laugh. [facebook.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 13, 2020:
Pretty silly! But I really like the one following, making a helicopter out of old mc parts!
Yes indeed...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2020:
OK, I have heard of it - just what is it?
It's a bit long at 22 minutes but for those of you who are interested.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2020:
She's amazing, and so great that she's in place for another 2 years!
I try and avoid the school at all costs because in my mind this is the most likely place that germs ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2020:
Your instincts were straight on, and good for you! I think you should send a version of your post above to the school board - and maybe county health dept.
My so sorry lmao earned it
tinkercreek comments on Nov 11, 2020:
That and more, with any luck!
What do you think?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Isn't this a genetically modified product? Makes me a bit uncomfortable when a food product is entirely lab created, but it may well be our future. I don't drink cow's milk and haven't for years, so I'm not seeking that flavor. Almond and coconut milks are what I use to lighten coffee and use in baking. There are some good cashew cheeses available, but it may be nice to get other cheeses without all the nastiness of cattle farm factories, which are awful.
Do you guys know The Revivalists?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Love it, they're great!
I got a new hat today, eight bucks on Amazon.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Good look for you, but you need merino!
"Like an untrustworthy liquid fart" - Love it [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 9, 2020:
This is about the best synopsis of our presidential woes that I've heard. I loved "when yesterday's news doesn't realize it is yesterday's news".
The girls enjoying the day.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 9, 2020:
Wow, what a beautiful birdyard!!
Ok, who's a coke addict?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 8, 2020:
I stopped drinking sodas about 35 yrs ago, and never looked back.
Do you need further proof?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 8, 2020:
Power is poison, especially the religious type.
The rest of the world is also glad to get rid of Trump.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 8, 2020:
From New Zealand: US Election Live: Trump, the great divider, is conquered - Biden wins the White House.
This is clever. [youtube.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 7, 2020:
Well done!
Loved the music of 60s & 70s
tinkercreek comments on Nov 7, 2020:
Yes, knew and still know hundreds, with dozens also in my fingertips!
4 Interesting looking potato recipes. [youtu.be]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
That ALL looks so yummy, but I'll experiment with using cauliflower as a sub for potatoes, to avoid nightshade family and carbs.
It appears the fat lady has sung.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
LOVE that!
The was today's project.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
Nice work! I always loved having a lazy susan on the dinner table with the kids. Are you going to give it a finish?
Bah humbug!
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
Oh god, please don't.
Anyone else tired of hearing Boomer used as a derogative.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
I guess I've been spared that, though I will use the label myself. I don't talk about 'the old days', but I am darned proud of all the things I know and can do, based on the era I grew up in!
I just finished making a new Christmas wreath for my front door. Pretty creative, eh?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
I like it!
It's 6:46 p.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
Yeah, nah, I can barely stand about 3 minutes of him, when I accidentally find him on-screen. I did catch the front edge of this, which was plenty.
Remember a few days ago when I lamented the negatives of glasses?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
I've had the same experience, as well as taking a non-framed friend to the ER for suffering the consequences.
Electile dysfunction?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 6, 2020:
Good play, that one!
We’re going to the dogs! For everyone that’s been biting their nails watching election results ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
Awww, always room for two!
Beaut of a day here in the Miami Valley! Built a gourd/pumpkin stand for next year's attempt.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
Awesome! So, do you envision positioning the gourds on the shelves for support?
Not so funny when you think about it!
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
The sad part is that there IS truth to this!
To me, "drink responsibly" means don't spill it.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
Oh my, thanks again, my dear!!! 😂🤣🤣😂. . . why is there no 'falling off chair" emoji?
Credit Card ------------------------- Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
That is tragically hysterical! I know wild things like this have happened to grieving families, and gives me one more thing to take to my financial advisor!
A pullover sweater I designed, & knitted back in my pre-arthritic hands/fingers days.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
That is high-level skill, beautiful!
Can you feel it... ?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 4, 2020:
Oh, please - that is unnecessary.
Remember we used to laugh and not cry when the president Spoke [youtube.com]
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2020:
A marvelous human being, and we were so proud and honored to have him represent us!
I already know who is going to win the election today go ahead and ask me the answer is simple.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2020:
I'll just wait here.
How many of you ladies have seen these pics online dating?
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2020:
No need to brag with dead animals, and I would never look at anyone who did. Never.
A fellow user recently noted a ten year difference between herself and a possible positive ...
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2020:
There are SO many variables involved in considering that question! When we are young, compatibility was so much more fluid - I once dated a man 20 yrs older, and one 15 yrs younger, and those were both good dating relationships - with everyone under age 40! As I have aged, I found myself concerned when I met a man with age-related illness and limitations, and also felt a bit sheepish when I met someone younger with far more athletic pursuits than I. I have also watched a close friend learn of her boyfriend's true age and infirmities only after they were living together, and that was problematic. In our 50's, 60's and older, it seems we would rely more on shared values, interests, and activities, happily spending time together, and sharing family and friends. Following fashions and trends as in our youth may not hold value. AND there should be realistic consideration of how things could proceed in the event of changed physicality or health issue, because those things do and will happen. Never a guarantee, but always a possibility of living with greater joy and love!
I met someone on Match with promise.
tinkercreek comments on Nov 3, 2020:
Oh, good thoughts!! 10 yrs is no big deal, I always think "what if we'd met 30 yrs ago?" - and the answer is that then I would have knowledge of his health/medication history. After age 60, there must be honest transparency in those regards. MUST BE. 🤸‍♀️

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