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About AuntieM

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  1. You stole 263 cookies!


    Rules of the game: if you find this (anyone except the cookie thief themselves) then post here to say "I caught the cookie thief! BUT... someone else took 264 cookies from the cookie jar!" That way we know this player has been caught and we'll look on another profile. Next, copy this entire post and paste it onto someone else's profile (player must have more than 100 posts and must have been active in the last month.) Lastly, change the numbers so each increase by one. It will be easier to track that way. Please post your findings in the thread entitled SOMEONE STOLE A COOKIE! Forum Game. Have Fun!

  2. That's so funny, Jo. I was surprised to see this old thread pop up. In our case we discovered that a replacement top would cost near three fourths the cost of a new range, so we went ahead and upgraded, another glass top range, though. We are moving soon and I am going to put in a gas cooktop. Not only do I prefer the flame control with gas, I am tired of babying the current cooktop! How nothing else breaks for you and your stove is easily fixed.
  3. Yes, the sunshine yesterday was wonderful. The dog was able to sit out on the back deck for more than simply five minutes. I had forgotten about the mushiness after the snow melts however.

  4. ETA - oh, heck, I see this is an old post, still wishing a smooth move for you. (haven't read every reply) You must must must have these films interpreted by a pediatric endocrinology specialist. To worry about anything before you have that expert opinion is to waste lots of emotional energy. Don't let a regular pediatrician scare you or order a whole slew of tests before the expert speaks. DS1 went through all this. Ped endocrinologist finally saw the bone age tests, took a family history and told me that the pediatrician was wrong, the scan showed him older, that mistake hap
  5. if I remember correctly from my many years or ballet, a dancer is trained to get that foot into a firm point just about any time it's not flat on the floor (exceptions perhaps for modern dance). That is a foot position which locks that muscle underfoot into a short position. I think the regular exercise is great but I imagine that ballet sessions would need to be followed by serious stretching of the feet and calves. JMO.
  6. Absolutely. She's bolting before anyone can ask, "Say, did that lego fella ever turn up?" and she's forced to either flat out lie or say, "Um, yeah, it was under the dryer (or in the doghouse, or in bad boy's pocket, or under the bath rug, or.......)." 'cause then she might have to actually apologize. PS - I am glad this is sooooo last year for you. Let's see, 2009: Year of the Crazy Play Date. 2010: Year of the Bushwhacking Neighbors. 2011: Who can say? Mehopes you get a break but I am hearing faint strains of the Twilight Zone theme music...!
  7. Interesting insight, I think I would read it with a similar result... probably end up frustrated because I cannot just serve with total abandon But I have been thinking lately about what I will do when my home schooling journey is over. This sounds like a good title to have on the shelf as the first one to read when the last child graduates!
  8. I would be rather upset if you posted a recognizable photo of my child without first asking my permission. Back of my kid's head in a group photo? Meh. But otherwise, I'd think that's a courtesy you owe the parent. If I know I was going to be including photos on my blog, I would work really hard at framing shots (or cropping) in such a way that they were usable without concern. JMO.
  9. I don't know how to multi-quote, but I found several comments interesting. The passive-aggressive thing - YES! I personally feel like this accounts for a small fraction of lateness, but I have experienced this from an extended family member and it is maddening! We have learned to go on with the plans, with or without her. Improper planning/time allowance - I am guilty of this one. I have lived in many different places and the amount of time things take has varied by location. I find I am often operating on a small town time budget and that just doesn't cut it in my bigger metro area.
  10. Well, shucks, see what happens when I step away to get some schooling done? I miss the buzz.....
  11. I opted for much, much worse. Will it come to that degree in the next 3 to 5 years? Can't say. But I believe it's coming.
  12. Some pieces have sentimental value to me - those are keepers. But there aren't too many of those, just a few passed down from my father's European family, very old pieces. There are a few things that I will keep to pass on to my children. For example, I have 8 Waterford Millennium Series toasting goblets, and four children. I am boxing those in sets and will give them to be used as toasting glasses at each one's wedding (IF they want to use them that way - otherwise, they are a gift to be done with as each child chooses). Here's my theory on much of the other stuff.... Tastes have
  13. #1 - boy #2 & 3 - boy/girl twins #4 - girl So, I have 2 of each, but the exact order has been a topic of debate for years (between the twins, that is!). My girl was delivered first so technically, I have B-G-B-G.
  14. Mariann, I was thinking about you this morning when it hit me that they cut your hedge (heinous itself), but then left all the trimmings where they lay, for *you* to deal with. Copious amounts of trimmings. What was the explanation for that? Do you think they'd have gotten around to it, given more time before your return, or do you think their full intention was only to hack and run? This, coupled with the comments you've made regarding your guys now not wanting to go out and the altered view from your picture window... wow, I really cannot imagine what these "neighbors" were thinki
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