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About Ria

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  1. Total waste of money. Like Chris said, people buy into them thinking they'll vacation and save. They don't. We've watched dh's parents lose tens of thousands of dollars. Avoid it.
  2. Oh, what fun! Lucky you!!! Congratulations to you, your mom, and the entire family!!!
  3. NO! Don't even go there. Google it. Read reviews. Read reviews of KA mixers on thefreshloaf.com KA is not what it used to be when Hobart owned it. Not. at. all. I personally have burned out 2 600-watt pro models doing nothing more than kneading bread dough (and not ww) now and then.
  4. LOL. My 6th child had my docs in a panic. They said he was HUGE. I measured big. Sent me for u/s. They were grim. BIG baby. Right. He was born on his due date and was 8 lb 4 oz. My 3rd child, on the other hand (I had twins via c-section 3 years prior to his birth) looked of average size, etc. I had a vbac, no one worried, he was small, etc. Yeah, right. 9 lb, 2 oz. Don't believe anything! :)
  5. Call, send a note in the mail, and even drop by (with a casserole, or brownies, or something). You are a good friend. She needs you. She needs to know you care, and that you accept her no matter what. I think she's really hurting right now. :grouphug:
  6. Singapore is awesome. Life-changing, even, in terms of math. That said, my kids needed more review, so we did Saxon also.
  7. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/30/us-official-al-awlaki-tried-to-use-wmds-to-attack-westerners/
  8. This was a man determined to bring destruction to his "fellow" citizens, and he was actively working for this result. He acted on this, and was implicated in several plots. If he could have caused mass casualties, he would have. I have no problems whatsoever with his death. He brought it upon himself. I'm glad he's gone to...well...another place.
  9. I've never seen that in people (I'm a pharm tech). So sorry. :grouphug:
  10. We see a family dentist, but when my kids were really little, two of them had serious dental issues (genetic...we brushed, but their teeth rotted..ugh). The pediatric dentist we contacted all had the "no adults in the room during the evauation" clause. The family dentists didn't. When one of our very young children (6) needed orthodontic care, I didn't even look at the pediatric specialists. Just couldn't go there. What the OP wrote doesn't surprise me at all.
  11. Wow. Really? This is the opposite of what goes on in our public high school. The teachers here have times to meet with kids, not unlike college professors. You sign up and show up, even with just a few hours notice. Or, if the teacher knows you need help but can't stay after school, they say, "Here's when I'm available during the day...come see me, and if you need a note, let me know."
  12. You could speak to the upper echelon, but it might not help much. However, there's a lot you can do yourself. There are books you can order to help your child if he's unwilling to talk to the teacher for help. Obviously, you know there's a problem. If he's not going to ask for help, for whatever reason, then you should take the next step. Get a tutor, order a geometry for dummies book, or a book of worked geometry problems, whatever. There are lots of options out there. Take some action to help your child, and then decide if you want to talk to the principals. The main goal should be helping y
  13. The KA cannot handle heavy doughs, period. It cannot mix the pasta dough on a regular basis without risking the motor (I've burned out 3 KA mixers just doing bread dough...pasta dough is MUCH stiffer...is that word?). The pasta attachment I had caused the KA to almost seize, it was working so hard. I now use my food processor to mix the pasta dough (I have a KA food processor, but let it be said this is also my 2nd...KA does not build to last, unfortunately). Then I knead a bit by hand, let the dough rest, and then roll out bits to feed into this: http://www.amazon.com/Imperia-SP150-Past
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