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About eight_gregorys

  • Birthday 11/29/1981

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  1. We used Uber while traveling recently, with all good experiences. You rate the driver and Uber does background checks on all it's drivers.
  2. 2003 and it has almost 200,000 miles. I love my Yukon XL.
  3. I loved the first movie and dd and I went to see opening night. I liked the first one best, but I also thought PP2 was great.
  4. My husband is 6'5" and drives an 04 Silverado. He fits in there easily with all four of my very tall sons. :)
  5. Before https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201232855325463&set=t.525633206&type=3&theater(Purple dress is me. This was taken before surgery. I was actually about about 20 pounds heavier than when this picture was taken.) After (9 months out) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152735111208207&set=t.525633206&type=3&theater
  6. Hi, I think I missed the previous thread, but I thought I'd post about my experience. I had a roux-en-y last June, so I'm 9 months post op. I have lost almost 100 pounds and have had a great experience. I started at around 265 pounds and I currently weight 166. My goal is 150 so I'm confident I will hit that weight. I have a host of other medical issues (lupus & ra). While those conditions haven't improved, (They have remained about the same.) I'm off all medications I was on for blood pressure and I'm no longer pre-diabetic. My blood pressure is completely normal. Exercise is so much more pleasurable now that I'm not overweight. The only issues I have had are with hypoglycemia. This started recently and is usually associated with me not eating breakfast. Not eating breakfast has always been an issue for me. I'm being more intentional about making sure I eat in the morning and it hasn't been as much of an issue. I do have to be careful though as my A1C is actually pretty low and when my blood sugar was checked recently it was 41, which is way too low. I know this is a common problem from other people that I have talked to so I just wanted to put that out there for you. I won't lie, this has been hard. Transfer addiction is very common. Food is very emotional for many people, me included. I didn't realize how much I would eat/snack when I was happy or sad or bored, etc. I discovered just how much of an issue that was for me after the surgery. I just never thought it was an issue to eat what I wanted because I cooked from scratch, didn't keep processed stuff around, etc. I keep healthy stuff around, but I like to bake. I don't bake much anymore because it just doesn't bring me joy like it used to and neither does going out to eat. I just don't want to go out to eat because it isn't fun anymore for me. The good thing is you won't be hungry initially so it won't bother. At around 6 months post-op cravings start to come back and you will start to feel hungry again. I ended up finding a therapist to help me work through some of my food issues (and other issues, too). It really has made all the difference. I just thought I'd mention it because I didn't know just how emotional this journey would be. I found out after the surgery and sadly I have shed many a tears over this. It is so embarrassing to admit that. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. It is not an easy road, but I would do it over in a heart beat. The confidence I have, the improvement in my health, and the ability to exercise/ do physical things has been so.....so....so worth it.
  7. We used a similar type charter when we lived in California. K-8 it was a great experience. Once my oldest hit high school it was a nightmare. So I checked out the link and it was the same kind of deal we had. You get to choose curriculum. I saw the WTM Academy was on the list of vendors. So were Timberdoodle and Rainbow Resource. We ordered lego robotics kits, took classes at the local learning center, took PE classes, etc. EMH sports is what we used and they are statewide. I think it's a great idea to provide materials to your kiddos that you may not be able to otherwise. I have six kiddos and spending $400 on lego kits, is not something I can just do all the time. KWIM? Testing was easy. Two days a year for a couple hours. It was pretty painless for my kids and we didn't do anything to prepare other than our normal deal. We had to submit learning records once a month. Basically, you had to list one learning activity per day. It could be "we did page 40 in our math workbook that covered place value to 100" or something like that. Our contact teachers were great. There are a few hoops to jump through, but nothing I feel is super annoying. Totally worth it for us when we lived in Cali. Lots of education opportunity.
  8. I purchased it, too. I received a refund and also received an email about beta testing. I looked around the site and wasn't overly impressed either. I would stay far away. Last year it was supposed to be finished by Septemberish?? Almost a year later and beta testing starts. It makes me angry that people paid for this and are still waiting for a functional site. There are way better options. OLLY for Mac. Homeschooltracker has an online version now so you can use with any operating system. Homeschool helper for ipad and maybe android. I'm not sure since I just have an ipad.
  9. I taught exactly what you are describing at coop last year. The kids loved it and are asking what I'm teaching this fall. :) I used the Elemental Science: Intro to Science. http://www.elementalscience.com/intro-to-science/ It has all the things you described.
  10. We used it when my oldest was in younger. I liked it a lot. You can substitute other books for the recommended books. I didn't care for the penmanship or spelling program. I like something more structured like All About Spelling and Handwriting Without Tears. I used the Volume with the Day by Day and that was it. I also used this sight. It was very helpful. http://www.unofficialweaver.com/v1books.html
  11. I have. We've lived in a lot of places. Raleigh, NC has the best library system I ever seen. I lived one county over and paid $50 a year to use it. I would have spent more, if needed. It really was that awesome and had tons of homeschool friendly items. Here our library is ok. I wish I had access to a better one. I would spend that if there was a really good, better option.
  12. I found it. http://www.crossroads.org/homeschool http://www.freewebs.com/generationshomeschool/ Here is the local homeschool yahoo group. It is very active and people post all the happenings on it. spice-line-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  13. We used to live in Raleigh two years ago. We were involved with a homeschool coop at Crossroads Church. It was fab. I think I still have a contact that lives there. I will see if I can find the info. I know it was difficult for me as well finding info about coops when we moved there. I will post more info as soon as someone responds to my email. :)
  14. The supplemental books are great. They give you all the sorts for each level and have instructions and literature/activity directions. I use it to supplement another program, but it really isn't difficult to implement if you have the supplemental books. If you have a Barnes and Noble, they usually carry the books so you can look at them before you buy them. Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with.
  15. I just wanted to post what a great experience I had with Biblioplan this weekend. I emailed customer service to ask if there was a discount or some sort of incentive to get the updated version of the guide, since I already purchased it previously. Within about two minutes, I was emailed with a link to the updated version. I was so excited I didn't have to repurchase the guide that I just wanted to share. It is rare to get such an expeditious response and to get a free updated guide, so I just wanted to share.
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