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umsami last won the day on January 13 2017

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    Mom of four great kids.
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    Drawing, classic films, hiking, reading
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    Former competitive intelligence professional, now SAHM

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  1. Yes, it's good! We buy it when we need a kunafah fix. 🙂
  2. Glad that you have a dx and a treatment plan. Wishing and praying for the best possible outcome for you. ❤️ One of the original uses of the keto diet was to treat seizures in children. You might want to ask your neuro if there's any indication/research that shows if that could be helpful in adults.
  3. Yes, I was baptized as a baby (Presbyterian) and it was just a sprinkling...not full immersion. We were confirmed around 8th grade, I want to say.
  4. Oh thanks for this. This might work. We kind of have similar colors as well.
  5. It looks like this. This might not be the exact model, but it was around $300. The top can retract down revealing a screen.
  6. Was curious if anybody knows the origins of baptism. I know that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist...but where did that come from?? Is this a take on the mikvah that Jewish women partake in?? Just curious on a Wednesday morning.
  7. I love my storm door. Didn't have one for 18 years, but put one in two years ago. It's clear glass (so the purple door shows through), and the top bit retracts down so there's a screen. So nice to open the front door, put that down, and have a breeze.
  8. Around 11, I started babysitting for a family that lived a few houses down. They had two small kids, who were one and four when I started. I would babsit them until 2 or 3 a.m. Starting at 9 or 10 a.m. during the summer. Paid $1/hour. I thought I was getting a great deal. Ha! Then at 14, I worked at Swensen's, which was an ice cream shop/restaurant.
  9. My house is about half tile, half Pergo. The Pergo was put in 4 years ago when I had a flood which got rid of the carpet. It is mainly in the kids' bedrooms and hallway. The tile goes up to that hallway, and is in the main "great" room, my master bedroom, the kitchen, and the dining area. There is also a different tile in the bathrooms which would likely stay. We've had this flooring since the house was built. It is 20 years old. The tiles are large with grout. I looked at cleaning them and regrouting, but that is still very expensive...and the floors would still look dated. So we're looking at putting some of the newer waterproof vinyl plank flooring down called CoreTek I believe. If we put that over the tile, then we'll have a different level floor issue--plus we cannot match the old Pergo. It is no longer made. So we'll likely have to redo it all. 😞 Anyway we go, it will be expensive. Anybody have any ideas? We're also going to re-do the bathroom showers, switch out some fixtures, and change from one of those giant rectangular mirrors over both sinks, to individual mirrors. Trying to update the home but also very cost conscious. This pic shows you both the Pergo that we have and the old tile which is through about 1000 square feet of house.
  10. So it's been quite some time since I looked at Bibles or devotionals. Back in my day, the NIV was where it was at...although plenty liked the NRSV version, too. (I was presbyterian.) . For devotionals, I remember "My Utmost for my Highest" and a bunch of Max Lucado stuff. My Mom has an old Bible whose font is way too small to read. It's from the 40s and falling apart. It's not a KJV, but I have no idea what version it is. To be honest, I doubt she's ever much read the Bible, although she would consider herself a good Christian. She's looking into a Bible study so I'd like to get her something a tad bit more modern that isn't falling apart. She's in her late large print is ideal. Fine with just a NT, as I don't think she'll venture much into the OT. Any recommendations are welcome.
  11. Those sound yummy. I love how easy rice freezes and after you cool and reheat it, better GI index. I think teriyaki and broccoli would work...even the sauce. I know people who vacuum pack chicken breasts in teriyaki sauce to then dethaw cook later. What about Greek/Mediterranean chicken? You can marinade in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano or just use bottled Greek/Italian dressing. Maybe add chopped up cucumber/tomato once it comes out of the microwave. For steak and corn, what about doing a mashed potato bowl? (Not sure if that would freeze.) BBQ sauce as the sauce? Honestly, if you have 2-3 that she likes--that's a great start.
  12. Yup. I know he got it. I also sent it to his brother after I didn't get a reply. He got the message too. Speaks English better than I do.
  13. Our BJs, Costco, and Sam's have all been limiting. I went to BJ's yesterday and it was one of each....beef, pork, chicken. I asked if I could exchange my pork for beef or chicken as we're deal.
  14. Honestly, I do. I felt bad for secret wife as once I knew about her, he would bad mouth her to me all.the.time. I know he did the same on me vs. her.... but she was new supply. Still should have been nice and shiny.
  15. Thanks. I've tried to do that. The good thing is that the eldest three have already realized a lot about their Dad. The youngest, not so much. His Dad stopped being in his life fulltime when he was in Kindergarten due to abuse. But the past 10 months have been different as in no contact whatsoever and apparently no desire for any. STBX is an ophthalmologist. Youngest failed his vision screening this year at school and they mentioned strabismus. So I obviously contacted his Dad because he has views on when surgery should happen, who the good pediatric guys in town are, etc. He didn't respond. At all. Crickets.
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