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FaithManor last won the day on October 21 2017

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    Classical music, science, science, science, and quilting. Ardent member of the Cacao Sorority, Cheesecake Sisterhood, Order of the SPORK, and president of the Coffee Bean Society. Long live the BEAN!

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  1. There just aren't any guarantees. Really. I know people who have had children from frozen eggs and some who never had a pregnancy take. I put off career for babies and ended up homeschooling which had entirely tanked my music career. Concert pianist is not something one just "picks up on" at forty nine when homeschool retirement looms. I am living with my decision, and do not regret what I did for the sake of the kids. On the other hand, it is VERY hard on me. Some careers simply do not have a pause button. You either do it when you are young or not at all because you can't break back
  2. If my car accident injuries are any indication, then yes I do think many of these victims will suffer lifelong chronic pain.
  3. I think that is too old. I went to college at sixteen and had my degree at twenty. I do think that more opportunities to learn life skills through the community might help. We have a plethora of parents here that are so busy working multiple job, extra hours, double shifts that they don't have the time to teach some of the basics. These young adults do not how to navigate the complexities of life adult life and often feel lost and then flounder.
  4. Absolutely agreed! Do politicians have even the slightest clue that regular people can complete their job, raise their families, make their way if every time a flaw in a plan showed up, they chucked the entire plan instead of simply fixing the single issue? I sometimes feel like the most profoundly inept humans are the ones elected to public office!
  5. Thank you so much. I haven't another 2 lbs since I posted which was five days ago. It seems too fast. But I feel good, really good, in better spirits than I have in a long time. Mom is very chipper, and she seems to be coming around from her own depression. We watched some of the Olympics together and that was nice because our relationship has been on the ropes. I think maybe the biggest contributing factor is Dh and I had a heart to heart and I finally admitted how much I have internally floundered since largely giving up my music career. With ds graduating and going off to college
  6. Dh is my best friend with benefits! :D We are super close, and love spending time together. But yes, like Arctic, sometimes a girl needs another girl, so I have a female gal pal for that.
  7. My Dd is a paramedic. She says it has to do with how many gunshot traumas that any one hospital can handle at a single time. This depends on the staff, number of trauma surgeons, and such. In a busy area you have to remember that they will have heart attack victims, strokes, car accidents, you name it all of which they are dealing with at the same time. Sometimes they get on the radio and tell EMS they are refusing any more patients.
  8. This. We had to do this for in laws who would have stayed forever and did expect a lot of extra special attention. That first couple of years of their retirement they would just hit the road and show up at our house. No warning. Then they would complain because Dh didn't have time off from work. And they expected the homeschooling to come to an end while there. Ai yi yi yi yi! So we started telling them. when they arrived that they were welcome to stay, but life wasn't coming to an end and that there would be some meals that would be fend for themselves because I had performance events, o
  9. Ten percent. That’s it. If the person runs, supposedly they have to cough up the balance from available resources, but I have a hard time believing that the courts ever manage that.
  10. And again folks, LEO's often do not have the resources much less warrants to confiscate weapons from known violent, convicted offenders. So some boy who had thirty nine run ins with police but no convictions for sure as heck will not only continue to be eligible for gun ownership, but also would not have guns confiscated after the commission of the crime. The only way this happens is IF LEO's can get a warrant for the premises search and often there are limits on what they can take. It is not uncommon for judges to issue these warrant as "what is in plain sight" only so if the gun is not layin
  11. We are going to London, Ont first to the Archaeology Museum. Then to Toronto, from there to Montreal, then dropping down into Vermont and going to the Ethan Allen Homestead - related on my side - then to Albany, NY to see our daughter and son in law and awesome grandson. Then home through Niagara which the kids have seen, but we will run down to the park anyway because it is so pleasant in the summer. We love history, science, ruins, museums, and wildlife and don't mind a little hiking, kayaking too. Recommendations and best part of the city to stay in for ease of access please!
  12. My dad has a degree in chemistry from U of MI. All I can say is that it was a very challenging degree to compete. On the other hand she loved every moment of it. Since your dad is in 11th grade, I would suggest AP Chem for next year to see how she likes the work load and math intensity as it is more challenging than standard high school chemistry. She can declare the major for college applications but since she is not likely to be offered departmental scholarships until after she completes her freshman year of prerequisites, she could change her mind and choose a related major like biology,
  13. Chicken Alfredo, steamed broccoli, salad, and oranges.
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