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  1. I love my toaster oven, I've had it over 20 years. It won't fit a 9x13 pan and isn't convection, but it's fab. It's great for bagels with all kinds of toppings on them that are too thick to put in a regular toaster, and all the other things people have said. I'd choose it over my microwave (in fact I got mine in college when I only had counter space for one appliance, so chose this instead of a microwave. I didn't drink coffee lol). I do not like regular toasters because I find it hard to tell if the toast is done. My in-laws' toaster usually burns the second piece. Mine has a clear
  2. 12 years old??? My teenagers are barely mature enough to feed and bathe themselves regularly, let alone make medical decisions! That is scary. I am sorry. I agree with you. But of course, I am sure you are still expected to pay for everything.
  3. This is a timely topic for me as my son is set to get his permit in the next month or two!! Now I have some ideas to use right from the get-go!
  4. Has anyone ever done scrip fundraising for an organization? What are your thoughts? Was it successful, or a pain, or what? Any tips? We are considering it for our scout troop.
  5. Our eye doctor always recommended that the children take off their glasses (needed for distance) when reading or doing close work because their eyes would get lazy and the nearsightedness would accelerate. One child actually had bifocals for a while to help with this. So unless she actually needs the reading glasses, I would not let her wear them.
  6. Costco already has an agreement with Capital One in Canada for a platinum MasterCard, and will offer it to U.S. customers when they stop taking AmEx. I don't know if the cash back rewards are the same as the AmEx, though.
  7. We used it for the free trial to watch the recent Poirot episodes but couldn't find anything else interesting that we hadn't already seen. Now with the new Foyle being on there...we might have to sign up and pay for a month!
  8. I agree with Warehouse 13 and Leverage. Dh and I both liked these shows, especially Leverage. One of our favorites ever. If you like mysteries, the Nero Wolfe series with Timothy Hutton was excellent, too.
  9. We've always enjoyed The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist. It does have a range of difficulty...I still get wistful thinking about my son reciting "There Once Was a Puffin." It also has dictation selections (pieces from good books, also things like Lincoln's inaugural addresses and such) and also discussion questions for the more advanced poems.
  10. Time to make a birthday cake for my daughter. How is it possible she's 17?

  11. I use liquid miracle gro, a few drops in the watering can, each time I water. I don't feed them in winter because I figure the main growing season is spring/summer. Also don't overwater. Have you tried cutting them back? Maybe this spring cut them back a good bit. Sometimes that will invigorate them. ETA: I don't think I would use miracle gro on African Violets. They are fairly difficult to grow properly, and the last time I had them, I remember buying specific African violet food. Not much help there, sorry!
  12. Thank you for the detailed instructions! You are right, we rushed it. We've started over with square one today and Hazel is using her box normally. We're putting a small table in the room so I can use the laptop there...in it for the long haul! I do believe she will come around. Thankfully there was no violence, just hissing and growling. Thanks again...should have asked here first!
  13. Saturday we adopted a ten year old shelter cat. Let's call him Duke, because that's his name. :) He is super sweet, friendly, and calm. He previously lived with another cat. We brought him home and put him and all his stuff in our bedroom so we could introduce him to the first cat (Hazel the Horrible) slowly. She is 5.5 and has had run of the house by herself since she was a kitten. He adjusted quickly to being here, eating, using the box and scratcher. So Sunday we switched them--all of Hazel's stuff in our room, Duke exploring the rest of the house. Needless to say she was not t
  14. ...and holey moley, they are nosy. And that's just with the *required* information, not the optional survey answers. But at least we got it done, thanks to my smart girl who just took a selfie and uploaded it for me...I would have been sunk otherwise...back in my day we just mailed a check and showed up on the test day. But then, if there had been a survey I probably would have loved it because I always loved taking surveys about myself when I was young. :)
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