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Emily in IL

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  1. We've seen Macbeth done in post industrialized world, all in black, leather and scaffolding for the set, black lights.....Midsummer's Night Dream as a merger of two corporations set in the business world/cell phones and all of Puck's lines done in rap, and last year The Tempest with costumes from "steampunk" design.....our friends that attended were very much distracted by the costumes and had a hard time enjoying/following the story line. The changing of scenarios I think is creative but yes it can be distracting also, we usually read the play before seeing it performed so that my kiddos can discuss themes and familiarize themselves with characters.
  2. http://www.5dollardinners.com/kohls-black-friday-kitchen-aid-deals/ great deal I'm hoping, I ordered last night HTH Emily
  3. mexican cheesey chicken, spanish rice and carrots the chicken has monteray jack cheese, corriander, chicken broth and greek yogurt (don't tell my family it's not sourcream 8D) peppers and onions - kinda like a chicken enchilada but not with redsauce/tomatoes.
  4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2188718/Good-lord-star-crossed-lovers-propose-Tardis-inspired-engagement-ring.html had to look up what exactly a Tardis was ( never watched Dr Who) but I thought the ring was lovely, the price tag not so much 8D I'm usually not one for jewelry and accessories. Emily in IL
  5. starting today, the last one, why do I feel like I'm always re-inventing the wheel after 2 already graduated? Worldview - Co-Op AIG Demolishing Strongholds Literature/Writing - Elegant Essay, Excellence in Literature Introduction Grammar - Rod & Staff 9/10 Vol 1 Vocabulary for the High School Student Math - Saxon Algebra 1 Science - Co-Op Apologia Physical Science History - American History - my put together, still tweaking, better pick up the pace PE - Co-Op Health & Nutrition - Co-Op A Beka and some additional resources
  6. might try calling local college/community college and see if they have a board that you can post in the nursing dept....final year students may be looking for a job or a part time one, local hospital - some cna's moonlight as caregivers, or a local home health agency. HTH Emily in IL
  7. have a girl at church also doing this and she and family have nothing but good things to say....she is also in Classical Conversations and when she grads from HS she will have a business degree and her highschool diploma. HTH Emily in IL
  8. http://www.little-windows.com/index.php just saw these the other day? Emily in IL
  9. put me in coach? are boys baseball teams usually have that one going during warm ups Emily in IL
  10. looking at options for several students to do at once grades 9-12 thanks for your input. Emily in IL
  11. how about a brick in the bowl, too heavy to dump, we have the same trouble with our 7 month lab, last one not an issue -she was a runt, this one's a moose. That and the water bowl is a ceramic heavy one, not the metal kind - too easily flipped HTH emily
  12. i'm thinking so, will give it a try,,,,,,thanks for quick response, didn't even think of googling it. emily in il
  13. i've found a mascara from Loreal - double extend/beauty tubes, it's a conditioner on one end and a tubular type mascara on the other end (red & white packaging), it coats each lash with a tube, doesn't come off with eye makeup remover,,,,,but just plain old warm water - it comes off literally in tubes, no flakes, i wear it for over 12 hours with a midnight shift and through exercise and no flaking or smudging, love it sorry no help on the liner. hth emily in il
  14. peanut M&M's candy corn Bugles Chex Mix Plain Cheetos - the crunchy kind.......... we make this mix in big batches and have it when friends come over, something in there for everyone
  15. MOCK APPLE PIE SQUARES I just received this and it had rave reviews from the ladies at church 4 c Flour 2 c Sugar 1/2 t Salt 1 1/2 C cold butter Filling 8 cups peeled,sliced zucchini 2/3 c Lemon Juice 1 c Sugar 1 t Cinnamon 1/4 t Nutmeg we like all spice, cloves so I might add them also In large bowl combine flour, salt, sugar. cut in butter til coarse crumbs. Press 1/2 of mixture into greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake 375 for 10-12 min til lightly browned. Set remaining crumb mixture aside Meanwhile in large saucepan, bring zucchini and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-6 min til tender. Drain. Stir in sugar, spices and 1/2 c of the reserved crumb minsture. Cook and stir for 2-3 min. Spread filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 25-30 in til golden brown cut into squares. Yields 2 1/2 dozen squares.
  16. http://www.yourchildlearns.com/Quiz/states-and-capitals.html has lots of online games with maps, capitals, location ect for US and world that my kiddos have enjoyed for change and working with the mouse on the computer second the Geography songs, my adult children still can sing them and we can break out in song in the car with them. *) HTH Emily in IL
  17. Rat Patrol, Addams Family, MASH, Hogan's Heroe's, Daniel Boone, Rifleman, Dr Who, McGyver, Beverly Hillbillys, Andy Griffith, and Muppets
  18. 1 head chopped lettuce 1 sliced thin red onion 1 bag frozen peas - rinsed/drained/thawed 1/2 c chopped celery 1/2 c chopped green pepper 2 cups mayonaise 2 T sugar 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese 8 slices bacon ** hardboiled eggs chopped if desired also Layer lettuce, celery, green pepper, peas, bacon slices ( I usually cut into 1" pieces). Top with mayonaise, sprinkle sugar over and then sprinkle cheese on top, refridge overnight. My husbands favorite, our church uses this for funeral dinners and he always wants me to bring him back some if any left over.
  19. I was working full time when we had 2 at home/sitter working the afternoon shift and he dayshift. He brought it up and I thought, no way and that I couldn't do something like that. He prayed for a change in heart for me to want to be home more and to homeschool, and after years I agreed - ds had been in ps K-2. Nineteen years later we're still doing it, 2 graduated and one to go. He's the rational one, I'm more emotional...we're in it for the long haul, and when I feel discouraged dh is the one who boosts me up and gets us back on track. He's always been supportive and involved, and he's more realistic, like when he looks at my sched and says "they can't cover 16 subjects in one day ! *)" I tend over achieve......type A personality and curriculum junkie. Emily in L
  20. If you live in or around the area, can you give me any ideas on where NOT to look for apt rentals? We live 5.5 hrs away and need to run down there for a 24hr look over for ds who has received an internship in the area but is busy with classes and finals. An idea of the areas to steer away from would be helpful, we've looked at apartmentguide.com and also the local newspaper but it's hard to tell what the area is like. TIA for any help Emily in IL
  21. coming up on Burn it up, but then what.....so far Si6 has been a big help and following the tiered diet plan, but what do I do next after Burn it up? any recommendations. I looked at a Turbo Jam video and don't think I can do that one 8) TIA Emily in IL
  22. are they bigger than a bee? and where are you located? it's way too cold here, but we get cicada wasps here and they've leave large mounds in my walkways and gardens but we don't see them till the end of June up in IL
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