November 2012

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Allreadymarried, do you have school children?

     

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    Got it.  Well good luck on your decision.  If your son is in the 6th grade I would leave the responsibility on him to do what he has to do to finish "his" homework.  If he can't finish or doesn't then he can suffer the consequences:)

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  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from allreadymarried. Show allreadymarried's posts

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    I choose not to share that information.

    Either way I was as was everyone a child in school once.  At some point in time you have to let the child take responsibility for their work in order to let them mature and develop a work ethic in addition to learing how to deal with a consequence.  If someone was always there telling us what to do and when to do it there would be no productive adults in our society.  I think 6th grade is just about that time.  I do know adults that if they lose their spouse they are up the creek without a paddle because something is always done for them.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    He has chosen "Mr Lincoln's Drummer" the story of an 11-year old boy who is a drummer in the Civil War. So the character has to be the size of my son I guess. It will need to be dressed in civil war clothes and probably a drum. We will need to go to thift stores to see if we can find anything. I also don't sew very well, so this should be an interesting project. The project is called Fiction Friend. They also have to do a writing part. The problem is that he is going away Thanksgiving with his dad, since he wasn't able to take off work to take him last year (his year). So he will be reading the book on the way there Thursday.The time during Winter break they have more family there and they do a big NYE party. 

    By the way. I tried the Lose it app a month ago and hated it. To each their own. 

     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    My son is old enough to understand what he has to do, which is why he mentioned right off the bat that he probably couldn't go.

     
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    That is indeed a crazy project.  I think a waste of time to have to make a "person".  What is the point?  You have to spend money or find stuff around your house to use/waste.

    I feel bad he even has to choose.  Not fair.

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    That's what my grief is about that he and other kids have to chose. If I was home with him afterschool we could possibly start it, but still not sure we'd have time before he leaves. I guess it can be like a stand up character as well, but still needs real clothes, yarn hair, etc. 

     
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    Allmarried, you don't need to share that information. Your answer told me you never had a child in school. Your opinion is great in theory (and I agree with you there), but not in practise. This asignment is much too overwhelming for a 6 grader. He is still in grade school for heaven's sake. He has plenty of time to mature and develop work ethics and learn to deal with the consequences. From what I have learned from Winter's posts, this boy is a very responsible young man.

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    I choose not to share that information.

    Either way I was as was everyone a child in school once.  At some point in time you have to let the child take responsibility for their work in order to let them mature and develop a work ethic in addition to learing how to deal with a consequence.  If someone was always there telling us what to do and when to do it there would be no productive adults in our society.  I think 6th grade is just about that time.  I do know adults that if they lose their spouse they are up the creek without a paddle because something is always done for them.

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  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Awe thanks Pingo...he has his days though. :) 

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from toytrumpet. Show toytrumpet's posts

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    Back in.  Costco a zoo at 10:00 this morning too, Pingo.  Glad I was just running in and out.  Renewed my membership while I was there - saved a big stamp l0l.

    Starving, but since you gals are on a diet of sorts, I won't go into that.

    My GS is in the 6th grade, and I'd never leave it up to him about what he thought he should do, project or fun trip.  They're still kids.  I agree with you, Pingo, plenty of time for them to be put in the position of what's best - he'll be doing that the rest of his life.  My boys turned out alright, as did yours.

    Has warmed up a lot since I first went out.  A lot of traffic on Route 1, but in town here, it's quiet.

    Well, must go eat and watch Y&R.  Missed it yesterday.

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    tt, what are you having for lunch? I'm hungry.

     
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    You will LAUGH your head off - unsalted saltines (bought to make my saltine/choc/nuts candy) with cheese, AND spoonfuls and spoonfuls of Friendly's coffee ice cream!  And as soon as Y&R is over I'm making the half moons for the elderly gentleman.

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Oh I'll be over for a half moon. I had a salad with ham, cheese and salami. It was very good.

     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    tt, you know it bothers me, when people tell me what to do, if they have never been there. People, who don't have kids should have no right to tell parents, how to raise their children. In the same line, a catholic priest f. ex. shouldn't be a marriage counselor IMO.
    Your lunch sounds good to me. I had a salad with the "kitchen sink" with vinager dressing w/1 teasp. of olive oil, and I feel stuffed. If I get hungry later, I have brought an apple.

     

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Winter, why did you hate Loseit?

     

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    Oh I'll be over for a half moon. I had a salad with ham, cheese and salami. It was very good.

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  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    I just didn't like it, too cumbersome to sort through food groups on an iPhone. I don't have the time to add my ingredignents to make my own food.

     
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    Yea, I can see it could be a pain using an iPhone. I am not strict - do not weigh and messure accurately, but do it by eye. And if I can't find something on the menu, I substitute the best I can. Not ideal, I know, but it works. I am 3.4 lbs. down in three days realizing, most of it is probably water. What I like about it is, one can eat anything as long as one doesn't go over the calorie allotment. So if I want a cookie, I will have it. And the calories are very easy to keep track of.

     

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    I just didn't like it, too cumbersome to sort through food groups on an iPhone. I don't have the time to add my ingredignents to make my own food.

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    Again, Winter, I feel that this teacher is not taking in to account the realities of modern life and that children do not have the long stretch of "nothing to do" that we once had over school vacations.  You and a few others should really go to the principle.  Just my two cents.

     

    I'd have chosen the Wizard of Oz and fobbed her off with a scarecrow....

     
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    Did you watch that the other night?

    Just caught my first batch of half moons in the knick of time - never heard the buzzer go off, but smelled them.  I was sitting through my second viewing of Rita Hayworth dancing to the Bee Gees.  Love that video, usually play it at least once a day.  Helps me see myself as I feel in my head, not as I see in the mirror!  lol

     
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    Pingo, I've been measuring a long time and still dirty measuring cups to make sure.  It's so easy to over or under estimate, and I'm bound and determined to lose these last 5 lbs!  Then, I will move to maintenance on loseit and never have a problem again.  I tried on my skinniest jeans today and was able to zip them up...in five pounds they'll look and feel great!  Did you figure out the recipe feature from what I told you?

    Thanks to everyone who asked about Gracie...she seems to be healing well.  Will know for sure tomorrow after the doc stains her cornea, again, to see if it takes up less stain.  We are tired of being in the dark.  I've prepared meals with the kitchen lights dimmed and shades pulled.  I'm feeding her now so I can walk her at dusk...sigh.

    winter, that sounds like a total waste of time project...how frustrating!  What is the POINT?!

     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Hats, as of right now I am the only one that said anything to the teacher. All she said was he can finish it early, I wanted to ask her if she's going to stop giving them weekend homework. I know of one other student that is away during the break, but her mother just said she would need to get it done before Christmas. Hinted that maybe we could make a united front that the kids should be allowed Christmas break. As for the book, it has to be historical fiction. It sounds like an interesting read, so I may read it as well. That way if he has any questions we can discuss them.

    Not sure what the point is Kar. The written part is a set of journalistic questions and the answers are given back the way the character would answer.

     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    I'll be heading home soon. Hope everyone has a good night. 

     
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    Hi hats, I actually copied and pasted that picture from another source : )

     

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    The picture option must be there be because in the SS birthday thread soemone, was it Amber? posted a photo of a cake.  My guess would be that we can no longer post personal photos, only those from a service like Shutterfly or Picaso or similar, or even Pinterest....where the photos are vetted somewhat for porn etc.  Or maybe it's cut and paste....just trying that....

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  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from ambergirl. Show ambergirl's posts

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    Sorry I have been lacking posting. Busy week. But I got a lot done today and pooped right now! I washed curtains (yes, I know, why???) and finished my shopping. Tomorrow is a good housecleaning and food prep. So weird the last Thanksgiving with DD by herself, and BF of course, but so excited at next year having a 7 month old here! tt, did a quick read and seen half moons??? Funny how my eyes zero in on that! LOL! I will be sure to be on Thanksgiving to wish you all a happy Holiday. It has been a trying year, but so grateful for many things, and you ladies are high on my list...

     
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    Winter, busy work infuriates me!  They could draw a person for pity's sake and do the same written interview with it.  Argh!  Just something he has to do to get the grade for no reason other than that...he must be so disgusted.

    ambergirl, great to wash curtains - they trap so much hidden dust and dander.  Have a wonderful TG with dd and her bf.  take lots of photos of dd with child. :)  so happy they are having the real dinner with you instead of just dessert!

    speaking of curtains, I've been working on them sparsely, Pingo.  I forgot to answer when I saw you had inquired.  I have one whole teapot done and am working on the mesh to finish the first panel.  The second will be far easier since I don't have to work from a photo.

    got home with Gracie at 4:45...pretty dark.  Can't wait til this is over.  We see the doc tomorrow, and hopefully she won't need her eye dilated, again.  It's wearing off; her pupil can contract at least some now.

    dh is away until tomorrow afternoon on business.  Stark difference to his vaca last week...I'm spoiled.

    see you tomorrow...if not, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

     

     
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    Thanks Kar! These are my curtains from "Country Curtains" that I have had for 3 years. They wash beautifully. I wash them twice a year and they come out wonderfully. Have to with the cats in and out of the windows. So happy Gracie is doing good : ) Winter, my apologies, I am not caught up on the threads but sounds like DS's school is doing something? Whatever it is, it is not good from the comments I see, so I am wih the ladies. Icer, I can't wait to be you next year : ) It will be weird not doing a special dish for Amber this year, but she is in our prayers at the table.. But Tigger will more than make up for it. So funny Boo doesn't eat table food. First cat I had who doesn't and yet he is huge! Go figure...

    p.s. the best part of washing the curtains is my living room smells like laundry! Love that smell, wish I coud have it piped in : )

     

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