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  1. A proper fit is SO important! And a gel seat can actually be worse in the long run...it can move around and you won't be seated properly. Every time I have a 60 min or longer ride, I think about about getting some padded leggings, but I haven't yet. I do power zone training, and I'm planning a (virtual) climb of Haleakala in 2021 (five hours in the saddle) so I really should get a few pairs!
  2. Don't forget to download the app! As a member, you can get the app for free. Most content will be available through the bike tablet, but you can access all the running and outdoor content via the app. All the classes are outstanding! I've been using the app for over four years with a Keiser m3i bike and a Sole treadmill. Over 2500 classes! It's a great community!
  3. I have Lulu leggings I loooove, and Target leggings I looove, and Beyond Yoga leggings I looove! 🤣 Most of mine are probably from Fabletics, though. I really like the Mila leggings and capris. My primary requirements: thick enough not to be see through, pockets, and comfy. I spent $119 a few weeks ago for a pair of On "cold weather leggings," but they were actually super thin, not compressive at all, and too long for me. Luckily, I was able to return them...so I guess all that rambling to say: I'll buy whatever at any price point if it'll do the job I want. I run/cycle/lift/yoga every day, so I generate enough workout laundry that I wash them all together once a week and airdry. P.S. Not that you asked, but Lulu Sculpt tanks are my new absolute favorites for exercising. A friend introduced me to them, and I alternate between being very grateful and mad because I want one for every day now. Haha
  4. You might want to consider cross trainers for the walk at home videos if they include other movement. Definitely something with a flatter sole than many running shoes. I wear a Reebok for HIIT cardio/strength training and Mizunos for run/walk. I always have two in rotation: an older pair for casual walks and a newer pair for runs.
  5. Fagus trucks, wooden blocks (we have several sizes and varieties), and probably some legos and magnatiles.
  6. I've been living in these, which are unfortunately cropped (I'm 5'3" too), but otherwise meet your requirements. Maybe there's a full-length version? Old Navy had something similar a few summers ago, and I've been kicking myself I didn't buy more of them. These are the closest I've found. https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Essentials-Womens-Studio-Stretch/dp/B07FK7TSQ1?ref_=ast_sto_dp
  7. I don't have knee pain, but I do use the Peloton app and spin at home. I started with a Sole SB700 bike from Dick's and then upgraded a year ago to a Keiser m3i. I love it so, so much, but it costs just as much as a Peloton. It is, however, a great bike for shorter people because the handlebars adjust forward and back. If you're on FB, I suggest joining the group for Peloton Digital subscribers because they are VERY knowledgeable about bike options. The Sunny is a popular one, and it's available on Amazon. If your Dick's has a Sole on the floor, definitely try it. It's a very sturdy bike, and the 900 is even nicer than the 700. I bought my Keiser at a local fitness supplier and they had half a dozen models from various brands to test. I did also go to a Peloton store, and the bike was better than I was expecting (they look so flimsy), but I didn't want to be locked into their subscription either-- or have to update that screen one day. I've had the app for close to four years and $12.99 is AMAZING. There's so much content beyond the bike now too.
  8. Do the ISBNs match? Another thought: are you looking at the middle/high teacher guide? Of course, it's also entirely possible the Amazon sample is from a different edition. I was able to match questions/answers from my guide to the sample, but what you have in your hand could be totally different! What a pain! 😞 ETA: Forgot to say I have the older student guides so maybe the elementary guides don't include the answer key at all. In which case, WHY?!?
  9. I just ordered a bunch of the student study guides, and didn't event think about an answer key! 🤦‍♀️ I just went to the corresponding teacher guide on Amazon, and after going through the whole sample, it looks like the answer key is waaay in the back, after the teacher guide answer key. I'm looking at From Colonies to Country. I realize you posted a few days ago, so maybe you've found it anyway. But now I have to decide if it's worth tracking down the teacher guides too...
  10. BodyFit by Amy is fantastic! https://www.youtube.com/user/BodyFitByAmy
  11. You can buy Vitamin E oil on its own now! That's what I've used with kids after stitches. My youngest got a deep gash on his forehead at 18 months, and I was so sad to see his sweet baby skin scarred. Vitamin E oil religiously for 6-12 months, and now five years later, you can't even see it! Of course, he has youth on his side, but I think it's a miracle worker! (Sunscreen too!)
  12. I’m with you! I waste at least ten minutes every week dealing with those things, and it irritates me. I’ve just decided to leave them out on my fussiest bras! Anyway, I have two from Fabletics that do NOT have removable pads, and they’re pretty good. One is a high-impact that zips on the front, and the other is a medium-impact. Their styles change a lot, but I’ll link if I can. https://www.fabletics.com/products/ZOE-HIGH-IMPACT-SPORTS-BRA-BA1827875-5033 https://www.fabletics.com/products/COBIE-MEDIUM-SUPPORT-SPORTS-BRA-BA1826721-0919 (Never mind; these can be removed! But they do stay in place well— fooled me!)
  13. No advice, but I wanted to say that I went to Bard College at Simon's Rock twenty (😱) years ago! I'm also a huge fan of their options! 🙂
  14. It was such a weird thing to have happen! The kitty is now four years old, and he and the son in question have always been BFF. No lasting damage! And yes, to incidents of rabies in NY. We had something in the news just in the last month about a rabid animal in either my county, or the one next door! I can't remember now if it was a raccoon or a dog, however, so I'm not very helpful. 😛 The health department's attitude toward our incident was irksome, but I guess anything is possible. Found the news articles! There was both a feral cat positive for rabies in the neighboring county in January and a rabid raccoon last month. 😞 ETA2: Last summer the same area (very rural) also had confirmations of another rabid feral cat and a bat.
  15. When my son was bitten by one of our own cats, it did get infected (within hours) and we took him in, which triggered an automatic public health response (I'm in NY). We had to provide proof of his rabies vaccine while we were in the office, send a copy to the department, AND quarantine the cat (who was an inside cat) anyway! A few years before that incident we had an over-excited kitten who scratched another son in *both* his eyes (kid was sitting inside one of those hanging tents, and the moving fabric was too much to resist), and it initiated the same chain of action after we visited urgent care. (I'll tell you: waking up at 6 AM to a blood-curdling scream from a five year old will give you some gray hairs!) Honestly, I'm both impressed and annoyed by the response. It seemed over the top for known, vaccinated, INSIDE cats, but OTOH at least they're thorough. So all that being said, if the doctor isn't obligated to let the health department know you were seen for a cat bite, I'd probably let them know. So far behind on shots concerns me some, even though the rabies infection risk is so low.
  16. Moji heated roller and massage balls have made such a difference in my recovery routine! https://gomoji.com/collections/moji-products/products/mojiheat-ultimate-heat-plus-massage-bundle They're on Amazon too! https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/C59F900A-86A6-4B6D-9F2D-55A76048DDD3?ingress=2&visitId=f7861fab-8ca8-4183-9d58-04ab488dadb7&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_2596734011
  17. I'm so sorry! I've been through it twice in the last year... first with my Zuzu (of username fame) and just a few weeks ago with Nunzio. In both of these cases, we went to the vet knowing it was a possibility, but not a sure thing. Our vet asks if we want to be present (we do), then takes kitty to have a catheter inserted and brought them back all wrapped up in a cozy blanket. They left the room, and let us have a few moments alone. Then the vet came back, and began to flush the line before inserting the drug. In Zuzu's case, she was still meowing a little and rubbing against the vet; with Nunzio, I was holding him and he was being very still but purring. After a few moments, the purring stopped and he went more limp. It was very quick. They checked for a heartbeat, then gave us a few more moments alone with them, before taking them to wrap up. Our vet has you settle the bill before the process starts, so once it's over, you can whisk right out the front door and around to the side where they'll bring your pet out (if taking him home to bury). They did warn us that eyes don't always close, so if you have kids with you, that's a possibility. Our vet in general is so lovely and sweet about the whole awful process. They took our kitties' paw prints and made ornaments which they sent us with a condolence card. Honestly, it sucks, but they made it as painless as possible. Again, I'm sorry your family is facing this! The loss of a pet is rough...my office chair is so empty without Nunzio this month! 😞
  18. I was having this problem messaging my parents' when I updated to iOS 12 on my new phone last week. My husband figured out it's because my parents were sharing an iCloud account, even though they have separate phone numbers (and have for years)! Lucky for me, that's more annoyance than anything (my dad doesn't check his phone often, so messages meant for my mom's number went unread), and we were able to solve it by giving my dad his own iCloud account and then setting up family sharing for the two of them. Apparently Apple really doesn't want people using iCloud with more than one phone number.
  19. There's no bad weather, only bad clothes! Not sure about the original attribution; I've heard it quoted from Charlotte Mason to Scottish fishermen. ? ETA: Or Alfred Wainwright, I guess! https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1305375-there-s-no-such-thing-as-bad-weather-only-unsuitable-clothing
  20. Searching on this site seems like it's getting better, so try that too. I used the other day and got decent results. When I just typed "notgrass" into the search just now, and this thread was the second result. The first had activity two hours ago, and the third was from Sunday.
  21. Sort of...our piano teacher for the last six years (now retired) only did summer "check-up" lessons, so she could travel. My oldest son's pipe organ professor spends two months in Cape Cod, so no lessons.They both assign(ed) summer work, however. My oldest's new piano teacher is still a prolific performer in our area, besides being a college professor, and he aims for 45 lessons a year. He said he used to do 50, but his travel schedule doesn't always allow that. Our younger three are still transitioning to a new teacher, so I'm not sure what that schedule will look like. The big BUT, though, is that my husband is a professional pianist/organist/choir director, so he takes up the reins when our outside teachers are away. Even during the "school" year, he usually does 1-2 intensive practices per week with each of the kids, so they're always having bonus lessons. ? And I am also a pianist (though not nearly as skilled!); my MIL is a piano teacher, so...no chance for music to ever take a back seat. ?
  22. Have a great time! We surprised our kids with two nights at GWL with all the extras last fall for one of their birthdays. We all had an absolute blast!
  23. I'm sorry I never saw your reply! The violence freaked me out as well, and I definitely wondered if there was sexual abuse as well. I did find myself wondering if some things were exaggerated, but I started reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark, and I never followed up reading her brother's comments on Amazon, etc. It is interesting that 3 (or 4?) of the 7 siblings managed to get an education that included PhDs, but they could just be an extraordinary gifted crew that was able to rise above any educational neglect. Oh, I forgot I did do some sleuthing and tracked down the website for her parents' essential oils company. So that was something.
  24. My youngest's name is Asher, and we call him Ash-Dash. Lol! Asher's middle name is James, and we also have a Jacob which is basically the same name. We were really stuck, though, so we did it anyway! :p
  25. I read Educated during the blackout, and was looking for the thread too. There might have been more than one, but I found this to get started:
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