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PinkTulip last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. PinkTulip

    How about some puppy pictures?

    Oh, you have no idea how much I needed these tonight! They’re all so adorable!
  2. PinkTulip

    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Hugs Stella, just hugs. Praying you can do whatever need to happen to get your husband checked. And praying that it turns out to be nothing!
  3. PinkTulip

    What are your favorite podcasts?

    Thanks everyone - a lot of these look really great! I appreciate it!
  4. PinkTulip

    What are your favorite podcasts?

    I have the clip, but just need earbuds with a longer cord (I have ridiculously small ears so most earbuds are too big and don’t stay put).
  5. I’m looking to get back to my rowing machine after several months off. I usually find a great TV series and only watch it while rowing to make the time go by faster. But now I need to row early in the morning and the TV will wake people, so I need a good podcast that is engaging and interesting to listen to. What are your favorites? I’d prefer something educational, uplifting, or motivational and not related to crime or creepy stuff. Thanks all! Edited to add: something 30-45 minutes long would be ideal, but the length is not a dealbreaker!
  6. Not an acceptance, but one step closer: DS received several nominations to the Service Academies this last week. I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, but he got one nomination each to West Point and the Air Force Academy, and three nominations to the Naval Academy. Navy is his first choice, so fingers crossed!
  7. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but just saw a catchy commercial for a toy called “Pooparoos” where you put packages in a toy toilet, add water and swirl to discover “poop-tastic surprises!” Oh boy!
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    Sounds like SWB could use some support, guys

    Praying for your entire family, Susan, as well as the medical team helping your husband. We’re all here for you!
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    What's Happening to Me?

    This is a great post - something we should all strive for!
  10. Last year my self-described nerdy STEM guy got a soldering iron and parts to build his own drone. This year he is getting a Nintendo Switch (as a Christmas/ graduation gift) with the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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    Narcissistic mother-in-law and aunt called cps on us.

    Wow - I am so sorry you had that happen! It sounds like you and your husband have been very level-headed and thoughtful in your decision moving forward, and I fully support you in that. May you have a peaceful and joyous Christmas with your own little family!
  12. PinkTulip

    Sports-Are-King vent...

    DS15 broke his ankle the week after swim team season started and won’t be cleared to swim until the week before the season ends. He goes to their 2.5 hour practice every day after school and leaves school early to ride the bus with the team for every meet. Sorry, I’m with your DH and the coach on this!
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    Pinewood derby help

    This may not be helpful, but we had one year that was just nuts with surgeries and other major life events, so my son just painted his rectangular block to look like a Hershey bar and attached the wheels. Of course, it was the slowest car, but he got a lot of accolades for creativity. DS loved it and thought it was so fun. We had so much else going on that the Pinewood Derby wasn’t too high on the priority list that year.
  14. PinkTulip

    Ideas of where to move

    Salt Lake City has everything you are looking for. The downtown area is thriving, but more expensive, but other areas like Sugarhouse also have that walkability, easy access to public transportation and less expensive. The University of Utah (super close by to Sugarhouse) has a fantastic music program and lots of professors that take on younger students - my son’s cello teacher is a professor with a PhD in cello performance and is amazing (and reasonably priced), He has several performances a year on campus and has been in a quartet with other students. The cultural scene is pretty great - lots of touring companies as well as local productions. Look up the Eccles Theater, Ballet West, Utah Symphony, Hale Center Theater for a few The University of Utah often hosts thought-provoking lectures and programs. Definitely 4 seasons. It can get hot and dry in the summer, but we also get lots of snow in the winter. Good homeschool community - I know the U of U hosts a math circle, lots of FIRST LEGO opportunities, etc. The downtown public library is amazing, and both the City Library and Salt Lake County library systems are easy and great. I cant think of anywhere that is more outdoor-oriented and friendly. From the SLC airport, you are within 30 minutes of 7-8 ski resorts, there are tons of hiking trails up the canyons that surround the city, and you are about 3-4 hours to the amazing redrock country of Southern Utah. There are also several reservoirs within an easy drive that are great spots for boating and other water activities in the summer.
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