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  1. Morning, all!  Scout, hope the 2nd shot goes well...  

    Dh and I had to go out of town unexpectedly.  Got the call to come see his close friend for visit, stage 4 cancer.  We just threw stuff in one overnight bag and got in the car, drove.  I'm now looking at how to deal with everything that didn't get done at home/school this week.  If I tackle half my list, I'll consider today a successful venture!

    To do:

    • coffee, lots of coffee
    • finish filing mom's bills, update info
    • work more on office/workout room
    • laundry
    • clean out one shelf of garage for storage
    • figure out menu for Easter dinner
    • mail out much overdue birthday cards
    • lesson plan

    Have a great day!

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  2. Good morning!   Chris, I hope things go better today...it sounds frustrating.  Kelly, so happy for you!   SKL, new puppy!  

    I am not motivated to do anything today, really.  Lots to do, though.

    • laundry
    • straighten pantry and fridge
    • watch some basketball
    • dh and I might go out, not sure yet
    • make a plan for garage and storage (we have lots of last minute stuff we put in boxes when we moved my mom, not organized by type at all)

    That's it for now!  Have a great day!

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  3. 47 minutes ago, Dmmetler said:

    Not having been able to do visits last Spring/Summer and early Fall really made a difference in school choices. Ultimately, we ended up visiting the two schools that seemed to be good fits and that were under consideration, and had two more that had been visited previously or there had been events at so they felt fairly familiar, and the choice really ended up down to them.

    The good news is that we honestly came down to a point (where you are) that there wasn't a bad option left, and ultimately, the choice was made on feel.

    I agree!  Our summer/fall was set aside to make dd's final list.  Then, Covid hit.  Both of her schools have students on campus, and we plan to visit in a few weeks.  If we had visited earlier, say 9th/10th grade, I don't think it would have helped much.  She just wasn't at a place where she could have made those types of choices/decisions.  She blossomed her junior year, took extra classes to be college eligible.  We never expected scholarship money, and both schools are pretty even right now in terms of costs.  

  4. Good morning!  Chris, glad that things went well...

    It's been a long week, thankful it's the weekend, the start of our spring break here.

    To do:

    • laundry
    • watch some basketball
    • return very overdue books to library
    • give dog a bath?  not sure on this one...
    • not sure about dinner, was going to use crockpot but late start this morning
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  5. Good morning!  I did some deep cleaning yesterday in parts of the house, gathering up motivation to tackle the rest. I have a new stack of books from the library that's calling my name...

    To do:

    • coffee
    • church online
    • lunch out with dh?
    • meal plan and grocery list
    • read...watch tv...

    Have a great day!

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  6. Good morning!  Scout, hope that your mom is doing well.  Math Teacher, I get it.  They have already made parents/students fill out survey for next year.  There will be one online school, one in-person learning.  No more dual roles.  

    Dd got into Iowa State.  That's her #1 choice, so she is elated.  

    To do:

    • church? It is crazy windy here today, so it makes the decision to not go out a lot easier.  I'm not steady on the crutches yet. 
    • grade essays
    • plan meals for week, look at some new keto recipes
    • work on reading journal
    • read for 52 week challenge
    • lesson plan for week
    • not sure yet about dinner
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  7. Good morning!  
    X-rays on my leg were negative, so that's a positive.  Still no weight bearing, so we'll see how it goes.  

    To do:

    • coffee
    • grade, grade, grade
    • church, if I'm feeling confident enough on crutches
    • pizza for dinner
    • research square foot gardening, make some sketches, plans
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  8. Good morning!  Amy, thanks for starting the thread today!  Scout, hope your arm feels better soon!  Reader, we had to do a heavy soak in vinegar to get smells out some blankets, then multiple washings with the Tide.  Cintinative, welcome and prayers for you today...

    I had my second Pfizer shot yesterday, was very apprehensive because of the stories.  Except for the arm pain and a few weird dreams, that's it so far.  I'm still can't bear weight on my leg from the fall (Day 6), so I guess it's time for X-rays.  I have to get them done through urgent care so I'll go first thing in the morning.  

    To do:

    • classes (Zoom)
    • coffee, lots of coffee
    • grading, because I am behind now
    • read for 52 week challenge
    • not sure about dinner but dh will probably pick up pizza

    Have a great day!


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  9. Well, I might have crossed into "I'm getting old."  I fell Saturday night in our yard.  In my defense, it was pitch dark, missed the step.  I scraped my leg, hurt my wrist and my shoulder.  I am mortified.  I am staying in bed for one more day today.  

    To do:

    • post lessons for the day
    • coffee
    • grading
    • read
    • figure out meal plan and grocery list
    • pay bills

    Deal with the rest as it materializes...

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  10. Reader, happy birthday to your son!

    Good morning, everyone!  Hope it's a great day for you...

    To do:

    • pay bills
    • paperwork
    • go out somewhere for awhile to relax/dh is wanting to go somewhere, anywhere
    • figure out why dd can't access one of her admissions decisions, had email, tried accessing, says she never applied?  She used CommonApp.
    • late lunch or dinner out
    • read, relax, and not think about school 



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  11. On 2/18/2021 at 5:19 PM, SeaConquest said:

    Yay! Cal Poly (assuming SLO) is such a lovely place. My dad used to be their head of security after he retired from LAPD, many moons ago. When I was stationed in Monterey, I used to drive down to visit him regularly. I also had a good friend from high school who went there from ArchE, so she would invite me to some of the social events. She loved her experience there, but got totally burned out in their ArchE program because it was so hard. She ended up going to business school in France and lives in London now working in a completely different industry. Sorry for the random story! That all just rambled right on out of me! Anyway, yay for your DD and SLO! 🙂  

    Oh, how I wish it was SLO.  Such a beautiful campus.  It was Cal Poly Pomona, our local school.  Apparently SLO decisions come out in March, but its so competitive we're not very hopeful.

     We take a group of students on a college tour every spring and SLO is always their favorite.  The people are so happy, everyone is so helpful.  And the climbing wall in the middle of campus?  Wow!  As a bonus, we visited during exams and they had therapy dogs on campus to alleviate stress.  A big hit with the kids.  

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  12. Scout, will the hospital let you send something via FedEx, UPS for your mom?  This must be so difficult for you...

    SKL, I hope that your dd's teachers are understanding.  Hope she is on the mend soon!

    Reader, hope that you are doing well!  Ironically, my brother and his wife moved to a small town in Texas to escape the East Coast weather.  They are at 5 degrees today, rolling blackouts.  It's good that they are experienced in all of this.  

    Dh and I made a Target run, dropped off some essentials to our boys. I'm going to cook up steak using the air fryer, make a couple of lunches for the week.  

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  13. Good morning!  Praying for all who are encountering the storms.  TC, praying you feel better.  SKL, praying that your dd feels better soon.

    To do today:

    • blueberry muffins, new recipe, in the oven right now
    • lesson plan and grade (late afternoon)
    • meal prep from grocery run yesterday
    • talk with dd, see if she will apply to other schools before the deadline
    • look online for some t-shirts,  a new sweater/cardigan (my teaching uniform 🙂 )
    • pay bills, work in craft/office room for awhile
    • treadmill and weight workout
    • steak and salad for dinner

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  14. Praying for your mom, Scout!


    Good morning, everyone...a bright, sunny but cool day here today.  Deciding if I want to get out for a bit.  Dh has some errands to run.  

    To do:

    • laundry
    • coffee
    • walk dog
    • work on office space, pay bills, organize tax docs
    • monitor water intake, vitamins
    • grade
    • unsure about dinner
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  15. Costco trip was quick.  Just got the essentials and didn't give in to impulse browsing.  Bought a few new recommended snacks for keto.  

    • made stuffed mini peppers w/cream cheese and taco seasoning
    • made chocolate poke cake for dessert (them/not me!)
    • hamburger toppings are ready to go
    • kitchen is clean
    • snacks are ready, beer is in the fridge


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