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  1. Seconding Never Let Me Go What about Of Mice and Men? Euthanasia...both animal and human dilemmas.
  2. I was pleasantly surprised to find the library open. I called to double check before going there. Pretty sure they will be closed starting Monday. Picked up three "new" novels, didn't want to spend extra time looking. Interesting note, though, that there were families filling bags with books from the children's section. Stocking up! Dh and I went out to an early dinner, came home, napped, watched one segment of a documentary America in Color, WPA segment. We'd never seen it before, really liked it. Dh and dd will watch something on Disney channel and I'll mess around on the laptop. Have a great evening...
  3. {{{Beth}}} Thank you for updating us...praying for you!
  4. Morning, all! What a week it has been! My school district was very prepared for all of this, but it was still stressful. We are closed until April 6. Dh and I got up early to go to grocery store but lines were around the parking lot, decided to go to Target instead. Stood in line for a half hour before they opened. Manager and security were very nice, gave everyone updates to what was in stock. Got in, got our stuff, check out was smooth. Don't plan on going out for something like that again. Dh was at Costco picking up stuff for my mom yesterday, fights broke out. A man tried steal a woman's grocery cart as she left the store. Grateful that there was a heavy police presence, took care of the situation. library to drop off books pick up reference materials work on grad school applications, order transcripts laundry, vacuum bedroom make sure dd creates a calendar for her assignments/due dates bbq steak for dinner, rolls, roasted veggies read, relax, Netflix Have a great day!
  5. Thanks, everyone! You are all awesome and appreciated so much...
  6. Hey, all...if you're the praying type, prayers would be appreciated. I know I haven't posted this week, but extenuating circumstances. Things have not gone well this past week. One of our students was hit by a drunk driver last weekend, is on life support. It has been a very, very heavy week at school. She was well liked, always a smiling, happy kid. The driver ran off, left his car, but police have not been able to find him. She is scheduled to be taken off sometime today, organ donations. She was four months away from graduation. Dd had an anxiety attack at school, triggered by what's going on at school, stepped outside play performance to get some air, (she was not performing that night) got yelled at by teacher for not being supportive of the cast. She called us in crisis mode, we called admin who sat with her... She feels very let down by her teacher. Apparently "anxiety isn't a real thing." She doesn't want us to go any further with this because it will result in her not being cast in any productions next year. Anyways...to be done if possible Full cleaning mode, so laundry, floors, bedding are on the schedule. Church, lunch out. Lesson planning for the week Get ready for our college trip to Northern California on Thursday
  7. When you first posted I thought "I wonder where I would start with AoPS...maybe Beast Academy?" I also went through the early grades in the late 60s, early 70s...only one answer and don't ask why. I also feel that I "missed something" when I started out. I used to be extremely math phobic, have improved a lot as I had professors in college that seemed to speak my language when it came to math. Keep posting your progress! I look forward to reading about it. You've got this!
  8. How can we be out of butter? I'm making a keto apple crisp for dessert...so off to the store I go, again. Snacks are packed for the week's lunches Kitchen is clean Will drop off donations to Goodwill on my way to get butter. I am actually putting in clothes that no longer fit...in a good way! 🙂
  9. Morning, all! No school today due to holiday...it's a beautiful day outside, as well. To do: coffee, play with puppy air house out (that puppy smell) Start roast in crock pot make a bag of donations to drop at Goodwill Target to return a face cream...I opened it up last night to use it and it was filled with liquid hand soap. Staples for some miscellaneous items place some online orders grade, lesson plan, maybe at Starbucks vacuum laundry get my water intake and steps in read, relax Have a great day!
  10. I know what you mean about an increased level of feeling better, hard to describe. I've been doing this since January, had a big weight drop the first two weeks, nothing significant since then. I am also diabetic (late adult onset type 1) and take insulin. My numbers were great in the beginning, but have crept up slowly the past two weeks. My morning readings are not like they used to be when I first started. I'm also doing intermittent fasting, so I might have to adjust my times. Overall I feel better, have more energy. There were days I got extreme cravings but it passed. I don't have headaches like I used to. I will say it did affect my sleep pattern which is non-existent. I sleep for at least 5 hours straight before waking up which is an improvement. Also, in the beginning I was extremely cold all the time which maybe was keto flu? Not sure... If I think of more, I'll add.
  11. Morning, all! It's been a rough week for me. It was my sister's birthday and I just miss her so much. Sigh... There is something wrong with my ankle that I've had problems with in the past, and I have a college trip with my class coming up that requires extreme walking. I tried a new book project for Valentine's Day that was a huge success, so ended the week on a bright note. To do: coffee, shower, dress take my mom on some errands, lunch mail packages, some birthday cards library for returns, check out pick up a few essentials for a quiche for dinner lesson plan laundry catch up on Outlander for the new season read, relax Have a great day!
  12. Morning, all! Happy Birthday, Amy! Scout, leg cramps are awful. I hope you find relief soon... I want to do nothing but lay in bed today with blankets, books and the remote control. It is cold and windy today, and I'm tired from yesterday. Anyways... coffee, expecting more in this area today walk puppy who hates the wind, wants to be carried laundry call Amazon regarding returns because I missed the deadline early trip to Walmart, Sprouts for menus for the week do some self care items like pedicure, do a deep lotion condition for hands, feet...eyebrows something involving ground beef for dinner read, relax Have a great day!
  13. Morning, all! Selkie, congrats to your dd! Proud moment! Took dd out yesterday, she seems improved somewhat. We are celebrating her birthday present today (trip to amusement park/I am not thrilled). I am going with a happy smile, because that's what she wanted to do 🙂 To do: coffee, shower, dress walk puppy, arrange for ds to come by and walk/feed her drive, have fun, drive back home work on food menu/budget for week read, relax Have a great day!
  14. Well...just went off a bit this week. Dd has had a very tough week. I took her out to get her hair cut, lunch, thrift stores to find outfits for her upcoming play. Doing much better, so I consider it an investment in self-care. I told her sometimes you need invest in yourself, even if it's window shopping or a fast food drink.
  15. We stayed on our menu, grocery budget this week. That's a major victory so far...
  16. Morning, all! It's been a rough week for dd this week. I hope she is able to rebound from a few setbacks. To do: coffee, already had my limit but definitely going to need more hair appt, but I'm taking dd with and see if she can squeeze her in between my color..stylist usually does this anyways, but if not, I'll probably give dd my appt. CVS for prescriptions/other miscellaneous items drop books off at library, maybe check out some more? maybe lunch out with dd, pick up some salad for dinner pay bills, fill out paperwork, work on budget bbq hamburgers for dinner, salad, some type of veggie grading, lesson planning look for dog training classes for puppy read, watch tv Have a great day!
  17. Morning, all! Been up since 3:30...went on a laundry spree and made a concentrated grocery list in keeping with budget. To do: coffee atm, grocery run (+ Costco) finish working on budget, setting up online bills, cash envelopes make some snacks for game watch football lesson plan read, relax Have a great day!
  18. Morning, all! I've had trouble posting, account keeps logging me out so I gave up out of frustration. To do: coffee, devotionals drop dd off at school for set build for drama take mom on errands, pick up lunch create password book, updated for 2020 sleep...major insomnia all week, and I definitely show it baked chicken, veggies, salad for dinner read, relax Have a great day!
  19. I've done these things here Ds used to get his shoes wet at various sports practices and once they dried, the smell was overpowering. We used the newspaper at night and it seemed to help.
  20. Dh and I were watching the game last night when Kobe's tweet about Le Bron moving up on the scoring list for the Lakers came on. Everyone at the bar was sharing Kobe stories. Then this morning, we were out and people were rushing around to one another sharing the news. It was just awful. Also, Orange Coast College's baseball coach, wife and daughter were onboard as well. Just tragic. Our prayers to family and friends...
  21. Jean, praying, Morning, all! Dh and I are going out...where I don't know. Somewhere to forget about it all for a few hours. Yesterday was very difficult. It is emotionally painful to watch your parent age sometimes. early lunch/late breakfast out (might break fasting early today unless I get dh a snack while we're out) never made it to grocery store for us yesterday, so stop on way back home prep some meals for dd, me for next week (found those meal prep containers on clearance at Marshall's for 3 bucks/12 of them) organize my reading for the week laundry lesson plan, grade some papers read, relax, watch some tv Have a great day!
  22. Morning, all! Reader {hugs}, Selkie, beautiful pics...so serene. To do today: coffee, shower, dress walk puppy stop at a few garage sales pick up flowers and some other things for my mom belated birthday lunch out with mom, shopping if she's up to it library to return, check out new books Whole Foods browse/pick up something for dinner church tonight? vacuum bedroom, clean master bath read, relax Have a great day!
  23. Morning, all! Dd is taking a stress day off from school. It was her birthday yesterday, had major assignments, tests, and performance due, plus her after school class. She asked for two birthday presents: a trip to one of our theme parks and a day off from school. Today's was a very inexpensive gift! To do: Work, make copies, write quizzes post online assignments stop at store for chicken, salad for dinner (look for decaf coffee for cold brew) walk puppy vacuum front part of house balance bank account, work on budget Sort through one box in garage, toss or donate pack school bag, charge electronics for tomorrow read, relax... Have a great day!
  24. Dropped dd off at home to work on assignments, puppy care. She wants a manicure as part of her bd present, so I'll take her after I'm done with work, pick up Rxs while she's busy with that. Dh has baseball practice until dark, so dinner is up in the air? Leftovers and grilled cheese most likely...
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