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Kim in Appalachia

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  • Birthday 02/22/1970

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    I'm a mom of 2 girls and 3 boys. I've been homeschooling for 15 years.
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    I enjoy reading, listening to music, and I used to quilt (I hope to do that again someday)

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  1. I didn't care for the season at all. And I was excited about Jodie, so it was not that. The writing felt like fan fiction. Every episode felt as if it was missing a proper ending. Each one left me asking, "What just happened?" My kids have stopped watching. They could barely tolerate Capaldi's episodes, though they were happier without Clara. But now, they all think it's just pointless, which is sad. It did seem like every episode was designed to pander to a certain group instead of just telling a story. Good writing tells a story and creates characters you care about. This season did not do that.
  2. This is what I was going to suggest. I would have a Dr write a referral to an OT clinic. Research and find one that deals with sensory issues. Meet with the OT. If he or she can't help you he/she may know an OT who can.
  3. for my 19 yo and 16 yo new coat and hat hoodies. The boys never seem to have enough, and must be "brand" like Nike, UA or NorthFace (for the win 😄 ) Tech t-shirts and shorts (same as above) boots. That was for the 19 yo. He's in college and needs something for walking in the muck. tools, meaning a tool box filled with the basics The 16 yo is getting a new desk and chair for his room The 19 was almost all clothes. He just needed them. He's also getting gift cards, but you said no those. My son has a Nintendo Switch and can download games he wants.
  4. Knoxville, TN And that especially goes for the serious young musician. They have impressive teachers and the youth symphony orchestra is incredible. Knoxville has a decent downtown, a low COL, great university, good homeschooling groups (and laws), a very nice zoo, and growing greenspace. Good luck with your search.
  5. My dh did that a year ago. He gave up his 1997 Dodge for a RAV4. He has been happy with the decision, but it was hard at first. The Prius is nice. I think your dh will like driving it. ?
  6. Sorry you're not feeling well! I'll just chime in to say, that while his behavior would irk me, I do think it is well within typical for an 18 yo. There is a broad range when it comes to executive function skills, as far as how and when they develop and how those skills present in each person. My class today was devoted to working on executive function skills for those who either have suffered a traumatic brain injury or have a neurodevelopmental issue (think ADHD). It was a fascinating class. It is a difficult skill to develop for numerous reasons, but often because individuals lack the self awareness of their deficit. If and when he wants to work on those skills, there are resources. But it's not easy, and it takes time and practice to improve. Again, sorry you are not well. And sorry your son was not helpful. It is always bad when mom goes down and no one else can seem to pick up any of the slack.
  7. I've been studying all night. I've been writing up note cards with adaptive equipment along with at least 2 diagnoses for each piece of equipment. Fun times. ?
  8. We are currently thinking of Smoked Turkey from Rudy's, so I'm no help. ??
  9. November! It's finally starting to cool off in Central TX. ? Saturday I just did 12 minutes of kettlebell. It was 5 rounds of swings/push-ups/pull-ups. It was quick but felt good. This morning I ran 3 miles. The weather felt perfect. Sunny and low 50's. I'm hoping for a good week workout wise and eating wise. I can not get my eating back on track.
  10. Location. I would go with the nicer home in the better location, even if I didn't love the layout. You will have to resell one day, and a good location is one of the most important factors.
  11. Got my run in this morning. It was supposed to rain, but the storm slowed down, so now it will rain on the trick or treaters. ? But I did enjoy the run.
  12. We had friend's whose 3 girls slept in hammocks! They did for a number of years, then eventually got beds.
  13. A good morning at the gym. While I miss having a solid program, it was nice to do a my own thing, focusing on what I need. I'm also learning to love the machines instead of free weights. I need to use the machines for the shoulder work. It was the flys and lat raise that hurt my shoulder. The other muscles are too weak to help stabilize. I'm now warming up the shoulder and using the machines. love doing the reverse fly on the machine. I also used the leg machines today. I'm still doing squats and deadlifts, but I thought I would add curls and extensions, and maybe I'll add in leg presses too. I can only do so heavy and do so many reps with the squats and deadlifts until I feel it in my back. It's a nice change of pace. Happy Monday!
  14. I went to the gym on Friday, and it felt good. I look it easy with the weights, had a long stretch and then time in the sauna. Today I went for a run. It was outside, in the sunshine, and it felt great. I ran 2mins and walked 1 for a total of 3 miles. I had no hip pain. I don't know if that was from too much sitting the weekend before (on the plane) or the treadmill. Maybe just the different type of running.
  15. So, very rough run today. My left hip hurt, and it hurt a lot. I tried to run less, walk more, but every time I ran it hurt. I stretched for a long time, but the pain is bad. My dh thinks it's bursitis. Tomorrow was supposed to be lifting at the gym, but my dh has to work early, so I think I will do some yoga instead and see how it goes.
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