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Chris in VA

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  1. Go to the school website and see if they have photos from last year.
  2. So sorry for your worry and so glad your son is ok. We hear of teen shootings a lot here. It is really hard.
  3. Just wondering...does he equate himself with the king? 😅😏
  4. I would think a water bottle would be perfect. How about a yeti that you put the verse on with a decal? Do you know anyone with a cricut machine? Or do you have one? Eta Here's an example of an Etsy shop that will engrave a Yeti for you . https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/634668545/30oz-custom-engraved-yeti-tumbler-vacuum?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=yeti+tumbler+personalized&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&tr_rank=2&organic_search_click=1&bes=1
  5. I am relieved to hear you don't feel it is discriminatory; one of mine is nb, too, and it can be heartbreaking when that is the case. I wish you and Lyr the best going forward, and will say it does seem promising that the cascading effects of incompetence have stopped.
  6. I suppose it would depend on who he was telling it to. Or do you think he would only be talking to Christians? I do think it rather dryly hilarious that Jesus, in answering the Levite's question "Who is my neighbor" picks the literal neighbors of Israel (Samaritans currently live in Sebastia, neighbors to Israelies). Like, duh.
  7. So sorry that happened! In addition to all the other good advice you have received, I would gently suggest that your teen might bear some responsibility for the missed communication. It doesn't make sense that they are the only one unaware of the trip. It doesn't add up that there was absolutely no discussion among the teens or teachers, or information night or whatever. No sign up? No teacher or chaperone checked on y'all? Very weird. But I think that sort of being aware of what everyone else knows would be a skill needed in college. My son had a bit of a lack in that area. He is on the spectrum--AspieHFA--and missed some conversational information from time to time, tuning out what his mind filtered not pertaining to the academics. Even with that said, it must have hurt your heart, too, to think your teen was left behind. I agree, though, it is only Aug.
  8. @MerryAtHope Just an aside, but you reminded me of a funny exchange with dd about her cat, Ellie...
  9. Anyone know of a painting that depicts a biblical scene populated with people in modern 20/21 century dress? Like Veronese's The Wedding Feast at Cana, but done by someone modern.
  10. I will have to look it up but I do recall a story of a fisherman/sailor being swallowed by a whale and found later alive (idk exactly how long later). They thought he was a lump of ambergris.
  11. Whew! After Terebith I only have one suggestion, which was read by my teacher to us in 3rd grade but still holds up--No Flying in the House
  12. Shtisel, Unorthodox (for two different views of Orthodox Jewish life) Arranged (a favorite movie of mine) The Spy with Sasha Baron Cohen in a serious role. We have seen two of the six and love it so far. The Durrells in Corfu Highly recommend. We had to stop watching because of something trigger-y for me but it is fantastic The Syrian Bride ok, subtitles but worth it
  13. I don't know if this is along the same lines, but The Heart of the Sea (sort of, the story behind Moby Dick) was really good.
  14. I had my first Pfizer shot on Weds. Sore arm a couple hours later (felt like an orange under the injection site but not bruised or swollen--we didn't even get bandaids) but only my hubby felt anything else and his was just mild fatigue the next day. I live in Jerusalem. We have several people near who won't take it because of fears of gov't trying to kill/maim the population. It is really sad. Palestinians in the rest of the West Bank and Gaza were only going to have access to the Russian vaccine but that has, thankfully, changed. The Israeli gov't was also denying the vaccine to Palestinian prisoners, but that has been resolved, too, afaik. What a world. I do feel immensely privileged to have gotten it, and wish the US could roll it out effectively. I am so hoping people can come back here soon; the shop keepers and tourism industry is just dying. And of course, the number of deaths is just stunningly sad.
  15. Have you tried a "beak" guard? It is fitted to you by a dentist and is basically a plastic cover for your two front teeth only that is built up a little and has a little plastic bump and doesnt allow your teeth to come together. It kinda looks like two Us and at the bottom of the U is the bump. Works great. My dentist said other guards work by covering all the teeth so they don't wear away; this works by preventing any grinding at all.
  16. That does look disgusting😂 Maybe it would be good as a dip with tortilla chips? I can't get past the look of ground beef here--it tastes ok, but there seems to be extra globs of hard fat and white, sinewy things. It looks like it is infested with pinworms.
  17. I can't get some premade items here so I have to try new recipes if I want them. Just tonight I made cream of mushroom soup because I found the Russian butcher who sells pork chops and I thought I would try an old favorite. I had to make Thanksgiving dinner from scratch--no Pillsbury crescent rolls or Stovetop...😊 But I also learned new things for two other reasons. I started keto last year for a while and made a lot of recipes from keto sites, and I am in East Jerusalem so I wanted to learn some Palestinian recipes. I can make a mean lamb and freekah now... Cooking is a fun way to explore and create; here, I don't have to worry about kids and their tastes, or being dairy-free, or spending too much time on it. There were lots of constraints previously.
  18. Anything I buy will be online from here in Jerusalem and sent to where he is spending Xmas, but it would be good to maybe try a store like Target where he can return them at home if he needs to. I just don't know what brands may be a little trendy or in fashion. Anybody?
  19. I like the Kung Pao and the Butter Chicken from Keto Connect.
  20. Ok, I KNOW a person should feel free to wear whatever they want. I am momming so hard right now. The situation is (and I will delete so dont quote pls) my 31 yo son needs jeans, likes relaxed fit, and gets most of his wardrobe at Walmart. I don't really have a problem with that, but he would like to date and I would like to help him step it up a bit. Of course I would love him to date someone who doesnt care about brands or whatever, but that said, I know there are brands that fit well and dont look quite so cheap and sloppy. I am being rather shallow but maybe ykwim. So, what mid priced brands should I look at? Top would be $50. He wears these with t shirts so I got a few new henleys and ts to go with. He is a 36/32 so he has put on a few pounds bc of his work at home job as a video editor. Thanks. And thx for understanding.
  21. Would love to, but can't. Sending you all a virtual card! @fairfarmhandWe used to keep the cards in a basket on the table after Xmas and pick one out at dinner to reread and say a quick prayer over the sender.
  22. Glad she was able to visit! I wish United had the same policy. We were packed in tight on our 12hr flight.
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