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  1. A few reasons why I think people are skeptical and done: Hospitals prepared for a huge influx which they believed would happen even with the stay at home orders. In many, many places, that just didn't happen. In our area, there is a large amount of non-compliance. Yet our numbers are still relatively low. I suspect this is true in many areas. So the idea of opening up smaller businesses, while keeping large crowded areas closed, doesn't seem like it would make that much of a difference.
  2. But as was mentioned in the post I quoted above, the general public doesn't seem to be getting it. If you are on social media at all, the minute there is a headline about lifting any restrictions, 532 people comment that "we're going to kill everyone if we don't stay home for months longer!!!"
  3. This is exactly how I am seeing it too. The shaming is going to be HUGE whenever some restrictions are lifted and people tip toe back out.
  4. I was next to a mail carrier at a stop light. She took her glove off to dial her phone. Then put her glove on to hold the phone to her mouth. Then used the other gloved hand to smoke a cigarette.
  5. Then there's my dh who has to preach on youtube every week and none of us are any good at cutting hair!! 😬 We're getting a little desperate.🤪
  6. Yes. That's what I meant. That you can't have the conversation without being labled a murderer or a conspiracy theorist.
  7. It's an important conversation, and I have yet to find a place where you are allowed to voice it or ask the questions!
  8. We have a friend who has tried to commit suicide twice in the past month because his "elective surgery", for an issue that has been causing chronic pain, was canceled.
  9. The way I handled it was to look at Memoria Press and how they do history. We are not a Latin family at all, so rather that following the LCC model with being Latin heavy, I just pulled my inspiration from how MP does the history and filled up the rest of the time with subjects that mattered more to us. (it's not reflected in my signature. I've done a lot of tweaking since writing that)
  10. I've been lurking through all these threads. Today my epiphany was that the disconnect for most people in my circle is the difference between trying to prevent the virus vs. trying to flatten the curve. It was confusing to me for awhile. The recent numbers of cases in China, which are slowing down, don't even begin to match the flu numbers here. So I can see why it's confusing. It finally made more sense to my simple brain to explain it that we are aren't technically trying to prevent the virus, we are trying to slow down the spike to prevent overwhelm. (it's the way my kids can understand it) It's like wartime living when you aren't directly involved in the war. But I realize it's an oversimplification. It just helped us think better.
  11. My 16 year old sprained her ankle last night at rehearsal. It's a Grade 1 sprain, she's icing, elevating and wearing an ankle brace. Here's my question though: she has a major performance, as well as long dress rehearsals, in 7 days. My gut says she can't do it even though it is a mild sprain. The doctor wouldn't answer definitively. He made it sound like it was up to her. We'll talk more with her ballet teacher this afternoon. I believe her teachers will be wise and genuinely care about her safety. But as a mom, I can't imagine her leaping around so soon after an injury. Does anyone have more experience with this?
  12. Regardless of what different individuals require or how they define essays, the OP was asking specifically about the guidelines in TWTM. According to TWTM, the above examples are appropriate.
  13. How possible is this? I am a long term CLE user, and have quite a bit of experience with MUS also. So I am very familiar with the differences of scope and sequence etc. I just want to know if it's possible to go from CLE 5 into Epsilon? DS 11 used CLE 1-3, then we took a brief trip through MUS Delta. He loved it! I panicked over the unconventional way of teaching long division and quickly switched him back to CLE. He is finishing level 5 now. I keep remembering how much he enjoyed MUS. Using Gamma or Delta to catch up would not be an option for me. But does anyone have specific experience with entering at the Epsilon level? ETA: other children in our family have used MUS Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry, so I am also familiar with where MUS is heading in the later years.
  14. Without going into all the details, I have had contact with a half sister I never knew existed until this year. We have communicated briefly through messenger. She is very sweet. She doesn't have any expectations other than wanting to know who her biological family is. My brother has met her twice in person and agrees that she is very easy to talk to and has enjoyed getting to know her a little better. I have no negative feelings about her whatsoever. But....I feel stuck. I can't quite figure out what the relationship should be. She lives in a different state, so I don't really imagine us meeting in person any time soon. So in the meantime, we communicate online, but I can't get past a few polite sentences and brief holiday wishes. I would imagine there are a thousand different ways to handle this and that no two relationships are the same. I just wondered if anyone else has gone through this.
  15. I used A Beka phonics for all 5 of mine. R&S Spelling 2 & 3 for the first 4 and planning on using it for my last little guy. We've stuck with R&S English through level 5 so far. And Pentime except for my firstborn who started with A Beka. That might be it.
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