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  1. That is weird. It was $25. Maybe that seller sold out?
  2. Sorry I was away from my computer and can't seem to log in on my phone. The link is... https://www.amazon.com/s/browse/ref=gbph_tit_m-2_e18f_7284a60b?node=13548845011&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=047794f2-10c4-44e3-b008-407980fce18f&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=5550343011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=24TP7PNN8P56TRY4E6PN
  3. I know I am not the only game hoarder around so I wanted to let you know that Amazon has a few games on their deal of the day. I am looking very strongly at Ticket to Ride, Kingdomino, and Gravity Maze. It isn't lots of games but maybe something you need to snag for Christmas.
  4. We don't usually play with two players only but there are a few that I think would work. Abalone and Hive are two player games. Shut the Box is a one player game that we love competing with one another to get a better score. It is educational though. These others are games that I think would work well.... Kerala, Quirkle, Blockus, Ubongo and Enchanted Forest.
  5. I have an obsession with games. As a family of 8, we love games especially my 6, 8, and 11 yr old, who are not too cool to play with mom and dad. For this reason some of our favorites are aimed more at the younger ages but still fun for adults. Some of the games are our go to games, a few we haven't even played yet, and some are duds that we are going to give one or two more tries before final judgement. Even so you can never have too many games, right? I would love to know what games you own or must own after playing. My two cabinets of games consist of.... Apples to Apples Jr Apples to Apples regular Abalone (not a go to game but still a pretty fun 2 player game...hate the lopsided box though) Dixit (love this- family fav) Cadoo Pictionary Taboo Sequence Flashlights and Fireflies Trinominoes Shut the Box (love this so much...my daughter came home from her honeymoon and was telling me about this great game her and her dh played while inside on rainy day. I listened and informed her that it was on the second shelf in the red cabinet on the right in a blue box. She couldn't believe it.) Steam of Time (haven't played yet) Stratego (both sons, ages 8 and 18, and dad love this one) Munchkin Legends (didn't like at all. played once and hated it. dh doesn't care for this kind of game at all. it was so confusing. willing to give one more shot...someday.) Garden Dice (strangely enough this is a favorite of my 6, 8, and 11 yrs old. they were better at it than I. I do like it just not a must play.) Tally Ho (haven't played) Ghost Blitz (a must have game. It is so simple yet so difficult. Makes your mind really work. The kids tend to kill us older people at it. Its the first we pull out when there are newbies. Easy and Quick yet Fun and Aggravating) Hive ( Just played it this weekend and must have played at least 20 rounds between everyone. Everyone seemed to like it. Don't know yet if it will be a first choice of anybody but definitely up there.) Kerala (my younger kids said they enjoyed this but didn't love it. Myself and my 11 yr old really loved it. My nongamer husband liked it okay which is a plus because he is usually ho-hum about games. ) Sorry Rummikub (havne't played) Quip Qubes (haven't played) Scrabble (classic) Battleship (all of us like this one but never the first pull unless its the two boys choosing) Upwords (haven't played) King of New York (everyone in the family liked this one) Wits and Wagers Party Edition (older kids loved this and the youngers were jealous they couldn't join in. It is always lots of fun.) Minute to Win It Quirkle (we all like this except my 16 yr old daughter. She hates it for some reason but doesn't really know why.) Blockus (16 yr old's favorite game even though she doesn't usually like games. All of us enjoy it as well and its one of the first we choose.) Would You Rather Dr. Eureka (another must have game. Simple yet more fun than you would expect.) Battlesheep (one of our favorite games and first pulls.) Tsuro (played a couple of times but not a favorite by anyone but we don't hate it) Tumult Royale (haven't played) Yatzee Kings in the Corner (haven't played) Bonanza (haven't played) The Resistance (haven't played) Ubongo ( a favorite of ours. we have played this with guests who tend to love it as well. ) Safari Rush Hour (great single player game that teaches logic) Lattice (just ok. nobody loves it but doesn't hate it either) Guestures Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Mad Gab Dominoes (family favorite especially by dh) Hoot Owl Hoot (good cooperative game for preschool....too young for us now) Rummy (enjoy this with my mom) Rook (dh's favorite card game) Lagoonies (cute kids game but one they usually play with young kids only as its not fun for adults) Operation Pop the Pig Pie Face Showdown Blurt Jenga Rumplestilskin (boring to me but kids liked it somewhat) Squarrels Bad Beets Rat a Tat Cat (one of our favorite kids games) Frog Juice (expected to like this more than we did...not bad just not great) Gubs Sleeping Queens (an all time favorite must have for kids but interesting for adults) Twelve Days of Christmas Card Game (really enjoyed this game but we only play it at Christmas) Minecraft Card Game (haven't played) Yeti in My Speghetti Dinosaurs Extinct Labrinth Enchanted Forest (one of the best memory games by far yet there is more to the game than just that. Definitely a must have. However we don't pull it out often cause it does take a while to play.) Bugs in the Kitchen (surprisingly fun) Spot It Frozen Checkers Tick Tac Toe Picture Charades Memory Game Pictionary Jr Slamwhich Shopkins (Trouble) Candyland (shoot me if I have to play this one) Stars Wars 6 in 1 games Headbandz Shopkins Supermarket Scramble Connect Four Fibber (kids love to play this) Go Fish Loteria Bejeweled I Spy Eagle Eye Goblet Gobblers The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game (another great young, preschool game but not fun for adults) Skipbo (a favorite of mine and my mother-in-law) Ratuki (my kids love this game) Linko (haven't played yet) Phase 10 (used to play with my sister-in-law....been a while but enjoyed it) Pit (haven't played) Blink (fast but fun game) Roll For It (know we have played but can't remember) Scrimish (we only played once and liked it but not a first pull) Coup (just bought...haven't played) Love Letter (just bought...haven't played) Sushi Go (surprisingly fun. we all choose this one frequently) Tenzi (just ok) Dutch Blitz (a must have for every age. does get a little hectic with large groups but so much fun.) Code Master (my daughter likes this one. She is really into learning coding.) Sequence States Dino Math Tracks Man Bites Dog Timeline Events Timeline American Banana Grams Speed (great math game...believe a homeschooler designed this)
  6. Having lived through a flood here in Louisiana a year ago there are some things that others may not realize. Unless you actually have your items on the garbage pile at the road, you will not be reimbursed with Fema or insurance. People didn't realize this at first and looters were stealing washers, dryers, etc from the pile of debris at the roads before they had been inspected and verified. This made it very difficult for some to prove they had these items and therefore get reimbursed. It was a huge problem here. Matter of fact, shortly after everyone started gutting their homes, we were asked to not pile stuff at the roads for garbage collection until it could be verified instead making a pile closer to your home only to move it later. This created more work than you can imagine but it was necessary. There is another side of this which I don't personally understand but I know that it is a feeling of many here. Even once everything was verified and placed on the road for garbage pick up, it was illegal to "pick through" garbage. Many people were so raw emotionally. When we drove up and saw piles of stuff piled higher than the house, it felt like another blow to have people raffle through to see what they deemed good enough for them. Many people stated that these are their memories and lives you are going through. It felt to them like someone digging up graves. This may not be connected to looting but its something that hit me like a ton of bricks. I went to a meeting at a person's home recently. Everything in her home was stunningly beautiful. She told us that she was able to choose everything just as she liked it thanks to the flood and starting over with only stud walls and a roof. Later when I was home, I told my dh that I loved her large buit-in bookcase covering one entire wall of the living room along with all the art but I couldn't understand why there were no personal items. Not a single photo to be seen. When we walked through the home, there were so few in the private spaces as well. Originally I thought it was due to her minimalist style but dh pointed out that she probably didn't have any photos having lost them in the floods. That just hit me like a ton of bricks. I know she lost a toddler grandchild to a horrible accident a few years ago and can't help but wonder if she even has a photo of her. So many flooded and lost all. Her children flooded as well. Last night when we went back to her home I overheard her thank someone for the compliments on the bookcase but that sadly most of the wicker boxes in the bottom were empty. She used them for decor because she has nothing to fill them. Its been 13 months now. Sometimes things are just things but many times they are more than that.
  7. As one of the few that didn't flood in our area last year in Louisiana, I remember how happy I was that we were spared, devastated for our friends, guilt ridden as to why them and not us, and just emotionally raw and spent. There is no person left unscathed by a disaster such as this. Sadly the weeks after the flood were just as difficult but in a different way. We worked nonstop trying to help those that flooded whether that meant by repairing the damage, housing, or feeding them. Yet in all of this disaster and hardship, I also look back at it as a time of great humanity. People didn't care whether you were poor or rich, your race, political views or education level. You were human and that is all that mattered. Everyone helped everyone. When you felt you could go on no more there was someone willing to step in in whatever capacity you needed. It truly was miraculous. I have typed this so many times and deleted because I just can't seem to write what my heart feels. Just know we are praying and many here in Louisiana are already starting to help in various ways. Edited to add... I quoted you because you seem to feel as we did then when we were one of the lucky ones. My post is truly meant for all Texans.
  8. My son totally freaked out about the eclipse this week. He is going through a stage of being super afraid of things. We finally calmed him and today in school we discussed making pinhole camera boxes to view the eclipse. He watched the video and then in a very matter of fact tone stated, "I'm not going first. " Fast forward to building the pinhole boxes. Doesn't bode well for us that we are building a safer way to look at the eclipse so we don't go blind but have an accident doing so. LOL. My teen was taping her box and got the tape crinkled. Trying to fix the tape she somehow dislodged it causing it to shoot through the air skipping over her two other siblings and landing on the top of my son's head. He immediately reached up and tried to remove it but it became more tangled. My 11 yr old daughter proceeded to "help" with him screaming don't jerk it. She wasn't getting anywhere and I was tired of all the tomfoolery so I called him to my side so mom could help. Before my daughters could stop him, I reached over and with one swift jerk dislodged the tape along with just a wee bit of hair. Did I mention my daughters don't let me do their hair cause I am so impatient with it. In the end we have three beautifully made boxes, one sun phobic son with just a small patch of balding, and the high hopes that nobody goes blind. Yep, I am slaying this mommy and homeschooling day.
  9. Thank you so much for the information. The doctor wants to rule out cancer before discussing the fibroid and cyst. He said they are a secondary concern. The fibroid could be causing the heavy bleeding but we are unsure.
  10. I have been on my period for 3 weeks now. It was extremely heavy. One day I used 4 of the 10 hour pads in a little over an hour. This was the worst but usually it was only 1-2 pads every hour. TMI...it wasn't that it was so much blood but that I was having extreme clotting and when one would break lose it would fill the pad too quickly. Anyway. I am finally having lighter days. Yesterday I considered it pretty non existent using only 3 pads during the day and one tiny clot about the size of a dime. When I went to see the doctor for my biopsy, I told him today was a light day and he said he was amazed if this was a light day. He said for most women it was considered heavy. I have had heavy periods for years now so I have grown accustomed to staying at home on my heaviest 2-3 days. Anyway, I am ahead of myself. I went for my visit last week due to the period problems. They did a pap smear , bloodwork, and ultrasound. I have an enlarged ovary, a cyst on ovary, one fibroid, thickened uterus wall lining, and abnormal cells. Thyroid is fine. They wanted to do a biopsy to rule out cancer which is why I was there yesterday. The doctor said he wants me to take iron pills for anemia. He said due to my being on blood pressure medicine, birth control pills isn't the best choice for me regulating my period. It can make blood pressure higher. He stated he wants to stop my period for now and prescribed Provera 10 mg per pill. Dosage is 4 daily for 4 days, 3 daily for 3 days, 2 daily for 20 days. He didn't give me any side effects or things to be concerned about. Just verified that my pregnancy test was negative. I received the pamphlet with meds and am concerned about all the side effects. In one portion it does state to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Also, I have never been diagnosed as a diabetic but mine does run high. This morning I tested at 135 when I awoke. The pamphlet states "If you have high blood sugar you need to watch it closely." It also states that you need to tell doctor of cancer of uterus or ovary or vaginal bleeding where cause isn't known before taking this drug. Of course he knows but I haven't gotten the biopsy back yet. Then I went online and saw all the reviews of the drug. Many stated horrible mood swings anger being most drastic and I struggle with that already. Facial hair, yuck! Heavy painful bleeding...already have that. Most of these were from women taking just 10 mg not 40 for 4 days decreasing over the month. Most didn't even take it for longer than 2 weeks. Now I don't know what to do. I can handle my periods now as they are like my normal light days. Of course I will have a random heavy day/time but as long as it isn't steady like before, I am not overly concerned. I don't like it but don't want to remedy the period problems by adding new problems. Has anyone here used Provera and know if the side effects are pretty spot on especially if this high a dose. Or is this dose not really that high? I would love your advice.
  11. I love ours. We bought an extra large one that has interchangeable plates. We purchased deep Belgian waffle plates for it. This replaced both our waffle iron and regular griddle while still having The groved/grill side for the paninis. I believe we can cook 4 large waffles at a time or two super large paninis. Ours is cuisinart brand and something we use all the time. Just bought the instapot but haven't used it yet.
  12. It is a very serious game in hubby's family. They all grew up playing and can add numbers so quickly. My husband and his father are great at knowing who has what dominoes to play within a few rounds of the game if playing with serious players. It throws them if they are playing with beginners because you never know if they really know which is the best domino to play or are just picking a great color. (Uhm...that might have been me that I speak of. Hubby wasn't thrilled to play with me as his partner and father in law didn't like our bickering. He thought dh was being too hard on me. Well, he changed his mind when he had been turning out 6's the entire game so that he could block the game and win points but I chose to not play the "correct" domino. He asked why I didn't play whatever one that he knew I had which would have successfully blocked game and I told him I couldn't decide between the two so I chose the prettier colored domino. He told dh he could have his wife back. It is now a family joke. I still am not good enough to figure out what others have based on the way they are playing or whats left but I do understand to watch for blocking the board. I have even blocked it once playing against them!)
  13. I just had to buy a new one. We bought a side by side black stainless steel which is not supposed to show fingerprints. I would have preferred the freezer on the bottom like my mom's but we wanted the water/ice on the door. The freezer on the bottom ones with door water were out of our price range. My kids love the filtered door water. We realized since ours broke that they drink more water if it is working. We also have a filter pitcher but they never refill it. The only reason I don't love the side by side is the limited freezer space, difficult to fit cookie sheets and pizza but we have another stand alone freezer so it wasn't a necessity.
  14. Oh how could I forget one of my favorite games that was probably the biggest surprise for us. I bought it for my 5 yr old and the entire family loves it. Its top three on my list. Its Enchanted Forest. It is a spin on Memory board games. The only thing that keeps us from playing it more often is its length of play time which can be quite long. Funny thing is, my youngest kids are better at it than the older ones. They are ruthless too, sending people back to start and switching up the cards. Definitely a must have. My 22 yr old is the only one that doesn't like it because she can never remember what is under all the trees and never wins.
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