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  1. @BookwormTo2 I am going to be very interested to see what happens with UF admissions and enrollment this year. Unlike so many (even public) universities, they did not waive the necessity of submitting a standardized test score this year. I’m sure it is because of the state not wanting to figure out an alternative metric for Bright Futures, but I can’t help but think that their number of applicants is going to drop significantly. I think they will wind up accepting students with lower testing stats this year to get the enrollment numbers they desire. I agree with @Lori D. about using gr
  2. I wasn’t begrudging them anything. I understand that private businesses care about $$$ (profit). I do think this forum should be a space where we as current and former home educators can freely share our unhappiness with CB discontinuing the product. Their decision affects homeschoolers more than B&M students. It’s no different than complaining about any other company that discontinues a product. I’m still disappointed with Kraft for discontinuing the garlic cheese roll umpteen years ago. Not everyone makes garlic cheese grits with a Kraft garlic cheese roll (just like not everyone
  3. You wrote, “cassettes,” but this is what we have for the remaining DVDs and CDs that we still have: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Binder-Holder-Storage-Capacity/dp/B00DIHVMEA I don’t think ours is that large - there are a wide variety of sizes. I have a small one (just holds one disk per side, so maybe 6” x 6”) for exercise DVDs. The boxes take up a lot of room.
  4. https://www.nordstrom.com/s/alex-evenings-sleeveless-beaded-gown/5621847?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FWomen%2FClothing%2FDresses&fashioncolor=Blue&color=navy What about this? The waistline is higher. I like how it’s solid on the top and lace on the bottom. The skirt appears a bit more full in this one. Or how about this? It’s wrap, with a sweetheart neckline. https://www.nordstrom.com/s/la-femme-ruched-twist-column-gown/4598587?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FWomen%2FClothing%2FDresses&fashioncolor=Blue&color
  5. https://alexevenings.com/product/cap-sleeve-empire-waist-lace-jersey-gown-with-cowl-back-detail/ Would this work? It has an empire waist and sort of a wrap effect. I think the back is so elegant. I am a fan of this brand. I also like JS Collections as a brand for MOB dresses.
  6. They don’t. The College Board cares about $$$.
  7. Pertinent info for those about to enter the weeds of college admissions. I think this poses some challenges for homeschoolers at certain college and universities who have historically relied on these in admissions. https://www.compassprep.com/sat-changes-announced/?fbclid=IwAR22J1Ir7jzolmsw4OACo-pGBhutUJZWdQ3V6iKeGF1R1iQjYXJju2zkFJ0
  8. I don’t regularly post much anymore and tend to hang out on the college board. I plan to cross-post this article there as well. Pertinent information for those looking at college admissions in the future. I think this poses a bit of a challenge for homeschoolers at certain colleges and universities. https://www.compassprep.com/sat-changes-announced/?fbclid=IwAR22J1Ir7jzolmsw4OACo-pGBhutUJZWdQ3V6iKeGF1R1iQjYXJju2zkFJ0
  9. I think most people fill up whatever space they have. I love not having every cabinet crammed full and having some empty cabinets. I have tried hard not to re-acquire “stuff” (especially in the kitchen) just because we now have more room. I did backslide a bit in that area and bought a waffle iron for us. I won’t have anything on my kitchen counters other than a fruit bowl, the Keurig, and soap & paper towels by the sink. The only other “stuff” type item we have bought since upsizing to this 1,600 sq ft condo (and this was a big thing) is a digital piano. Definitely a splurge, but
  10. Our first (not very significant) downsize was going from a 4,300 square foot home to a 3,400 square foot home. That was our last house, and my favorite of all we have owned through the years. Dh then retired and we moved to the 2 BR/2 BA, 935 sq foot condo that we owned in Florida on the intracoastal side of a barrier island. I spent significant time reading books on minimalism, before I got on board with such a big downsize. I liked entertaining and having guests, so this was a huge adjustment. We had a living estate sale and got rid of most of our stuff. We knew the 935 sq ft condo wasn
  11. This is the one we recently purchased - it’s great! Can store upright so it takes up less space in the cabinet.
  12. We were actually living in the UK during the 2000 Election. Because of the time difference, I was well-aware of what was going on before friends in the US were. Everyone had gone to bed in the states as I was waking up the next morning and watching it all unfold. Anyone remember that funny bit that went around about the Queen taking back the US because of its inability to to govern itself? Funny stuff!
  13. I am so sorry! Prayers for healing for both of them. And for endurance and strength for you and your sister as you care for them.
  14. My pet peeve with my mil was her need to be “equitable.” Down to the penny. It was ridiculous. As in, she would buy me house shoes and dh house shoes. But, mine would cost $5 more, so then she would have to find some additional $5 gift for dh to be “fair.” Good grief! We finally got her to stop buying anything for us. Dh and I don’t exchange gifts. I honestly only buy gifts for our son these days. I will occasionally gift wine. I do not want any stuff at all. If you must give me something, please make it consumable. Or, could go with the Lucy Van Pelt sentiment - you coul
  15. 6:30 Growing up, my family ate around 7:30. I think much is dependent on one’s time zone and the family work schedule. I grew up East Coast. My daddy was an MD, and we ate later (after rounds). When we moved to a Central Time Zone, we started eating earlier. I have settled on 6:30 as a good time for us to have dinner. But, it is now just dh and I.
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