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  1. And not to leave out his twin brother, whose graduation I couldn't attend (because I obviously can't be in two places at once). But my dh was there, and I watched it on live streaming.
    17 points
  2. Karen you look beautiful. Quill, I love the dress and shoes. Garga for some reason I'm not seeing your photos. Here's what a Falcon 9 launch looks like from my front yard, when we're too lazy to drive a couple of miles for a closer view.
    12 points
  3. Here is a good pic to test with... I asked ds (6) to unload what he could from the dishwasher for the first time and instead of leaving what he couldn't reach IN the dishwasher, he stacked them neatly in the middle of the kitchen floor! I was not expecting that when I came speeding around the corner into the kitchen 20 minutes later! ?
    12 points
  4. My oldest yesterday. Her nickname is Monkey. For obvious reasons!
    10 points
  5. I've never posted pictures before, so I'll give this a try. This is my youngest and me yesterday morning just before marching in the parade. eta: It worked! Edited again. Wow! It's a huge picture on the computer! Learned something new. I wrote the reason for the edit/removal of the picture in the "reason for edit" box, but it didn't show up in my post. I wonder what the purpose of the box is. Anyway, I removed the picture because I thought I'd removed location identifying info, but it was still visible.
    10 points
  6. Ds22 be graduated! (Well, he will officially graduate when his transcript is complete and they send his diploma.)
    9 points
  7. What a fun thread! Here’s me sneaking a selfie while out shopping for furniture with dh.
    9 points
  8. Here are my two pets! I love the one where my cat is stretched across the window sill, sound asleep!
    8 points
  9. One more. Our grandsons. The 3 year old (4 in July) is on the left and the 6 year old on the right. These are the little guys we want to move to be closer to.
    7 points
  10. That's what they claim, but really, how could they possibly really know that? Even dogs are adapted to eat more grains than wolves. I am thinking maybe of writing a book saying that we should absorb all our food through our skin, like our cellular ancestors.
    7 points
  11. Second sketch done. I'm doing the same photo for both grandmothers. I have a special photo I want to do just for myself. My art teacher encouraged me to get a little impressionistic with it, and I'm looking forward to the experiment. But for the grandmas, a close up portrait is perfect.
    7 points
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  13. I'm loving all these pictures of you all, your kiddos, and your pets. I'm going to try and add more. I don't take selfies and don't have many of me. I'm not sure how many it will let me put in one post so I apologize in advance if I spam the thread. Here's my young man, who will turn 21 in September. Next is Cookie who we think is probably getting close to 2 years old. Third is my best girl, Crookshanks. She'll be 10 in June. We brought her home from the shelter when she was 4 months old. Ds named her and was later sorry. Princess or Her Royal Highness would be a better
    6 points
  14. Watercolor setbacks call for a bowl of buttery popcorn and a cup of black tea. I feel better already.
    6 points
  15. ((Hugs)) My middle dd (homeschooled) also had panic attacks during her SAT and ACT tests. She managed to 'complete' them but her scores were extremely low-- like below college minimum. This dd is extremely intelligent-- at the time of the tests she had completed 28 hours of DE at the local CC with most classes at the 2nd year level-- and she maintained a 4.0 average! When she applied to college-- she would only consider ONE place (Texas A&M)-- she was, of course not accepted due to her low test scores, however one admin. person called us and asked us to consider re-applyin
    6 points
  16. I need to finish a report I've been procrastinating on for a week. Its due tomorrow. ETA: Finally done - nothing like a looming deadline to get me going!!
    6 points
  17. Oooo! I know!! the Gone With the Wind parody- Went With the Wind
    6 points
  18. It worked! Now I can post pics from my hair cuts when I come on here to vent that they cut it too short! ?
    6 points
  19. I keep a running list of Things I’d Like To Have, But We’re Too Cheap To Buy Them, So I’ll Ask For Them As Presents. Dh and I have lived our almost 26 years of marriage by being kinda skinflints. We’re not the sort to see a little something we like and buy it. We will walk away from most things we’d want to have and do without. I will stand in a store and fret over buying a $4.99 something-or-other, and then usually walk away from it. So, “holidays” that require gifts are a big deal around here. It’s the few times a year when I can get those little pleasures that make life fun.
    6 points
  20. I don't take selfies so I don't have any on my phone, but we went on a field trip yesterday to a windmill farm near our house and this is the view from the bottom of the 260 ft windmill
    6 points
  21. Cool! You are all so photogenic! I am NOT! Lol. I will try sharing my most recent sea glass picture to see if I can actually figure this out... ETA: I did it! I am amazed!
    6 points
  22. Just trying a test photo. This is a large cherry blossom mural I made with my preschool class.
    6 points
  23. Happy Sunday and Welcome to week nineteen in our Open Roads Reading Adventure. Greetings to all our readers and everyone following our progress. Mister Linky is available weekly on 52 Books in 52 Weeks to share a link to your book reviews. One of our 52 Books Bingo categories is read a book by or about a Nobel Prize Winner. We have a few authors from the Scandinavian Peninsula who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Finland Frans Eemil Sillanpää - 1939 Norway Sigrid Undset - 1928 Knut Hamsun - 1920 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - 1903 Sweden Tomas Tranström
    5 points
  24. Mostly I'm not reading much as life is busy, but I did finish Major Pettigrew's Last Stand which I enjoyed. I have Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther comic book from the library to dive into next, and then possibly back to Middlemarch where I'm close to half way through.
    5 points
  25. Your church book group sounds like fun! Loesje, Hugs to your dd and you. I hope she feels better soon! I finished Day of the Triffids last night and really enjoyed it. Of the half dozen dystopian books I have read this one is very mild and I am reading pretty mild ones in general. I am saying that in case anyone is looking for a book for Dorset. Much of Triffids actually occurs in Dorset. I am still working on both The Virgin Widow and How the Heather Looks. They seem to have become unintentional sip reads! The Virgin Widow is interesting but fortunately is set during R
    5 points
  26. Lots of book still to go on my Hampshire read, Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, so time to pick up the pace. Arthurian tales of adventure from 1485, set in Camelot (Winchester). This isn't the Tales of King Arthur we read to our kids: The past really is a foreign country. Middle Girl selected another book for me the via the True Randomness Generator: this time one of dh's books, Monday Starts on Saturday, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. While I've reserved to myself veto power over any of dh's books that get selected, I decided to give this one a try, as I liked Roadside Picnic; and we
    5 points
  27. Bringing this from last week's thread. I hate when adaptations do that to a novel. I"m pretty sure that the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is what makes people think that Jane Austen is all about romance.
    5 points
  28. I finished Black Water, Music and Emotion, Clerkwater Tales. I particularly liked Music and Emotion. Liking or loving music is one thing, but to write about it, and to express what one experiences is another...
    5 points
  29. My new Bookshelves fit. That is all.
    5 points
  30. Our pastor's sermon was particularly amazing this morning - preaching on the awkward passage at the end of Genesis 9 (Noah drunk and naked). Dh is picking up fried chicken for lunch and then we will all head out in different directions. I'm hoping tonight we can find some dry wood to start a fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows.
    5 points
  31. Every time I see "coop" in a discussion of educational options I read it as "coop". Every time I see "coop" in discussions of chickens I read it as "co-op". My brain can't seem to insert the invisible hyphen at the correct times....
    5 points
  32. Good morning! church lunch with dd help her pack to go back to school grocery shopping laundry clean kitchen and living room clean bathrooms pay bills plan school for next week
    5 points
  33. Good morning! My parents are coming over today to celebrate my Dad's birthday (yesterday) and DS17's birthdat (last week). -coffee -clean up house -laundry DONE: 4 -grocery store for a birthday cake and a few random things for today -enjoy some time with my parents -dinner (shrimp and pasta, salad, birthday cake)
    5 points
  34. The Mama skit where Tim Conway acts like an elephant
    5 points
  35. Judging from your youthful skin, which clearly everyone agrees with, I would say you attended your brother’s commencement! Congratulations, Kinsa boys!
    5 points
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  37. Last year for the first time, my sister and I went out together and treated ourselves to mother's day. We had mani/pedis, went to dinner, and out to a movie. It completely took the pressure off our children and husbands to do anything for us. And believe me, my expectations for mother's day were already incredibly low, but apparently, simply not being a jerk for THAT day was too much to ask. Every year. ? If you find yourself disappointed year after year, I highly recommend freeing your family and yourself from these expectations and take a day to indulge yourself. ?
    5 points
  38. Mayor of Casterbridge looks really good, too. And meeting up on the windswept moor to compare notes sounds great! But I'm such a pokey reader at the moment, I hate to commit to anything!
    5 points
  39. We watched four minutes of the Kentucky Derby. The important four minutes. We did not wear hats. We did not drink mint juleps. We did not win $200.
    5 points
  40. Doesn’t she? I want to accuse her of using a filter or photoshopping herself, but clearly that’s just a gorgeous, natural close up.
    5 points
  41. Here's our kitty pic. She's a stray that comes by for breakfast every morning and cuddles every afternoon.
    5 points
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  43. I appear to have 6 Thomas Hardy books available on Overdrive to listen to but none with Alan Rickman as narrator! Several with Simon Vance who I have been happy with in the past. One of the Hardy choices is Under a Greenwood Tree which (blush) is unfamiliar........ I am willing to listen to any of them but give me a few days to get organized. Btw, I am reading the last of the Day of the Triffids as I type. I have really enjoyed it and have read most of it today in between birthday festivities.
    4 points
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