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TrulySusan

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  1. TrulySusan

    Things to do in Birmingham, AL?

    For Saturday, I would start early and do Pepper Place Market. It has vegetables, flowers, and local art set up outdoors with a cool urban vibe. Nearby is Sloss Furnaces where you can take a tour on Saturdays. If they are doing an iron pour event when you are there, don't miss it. On one of your other days, the Civil Rights Museum and/or Birmingham Museum of Art. They are pretty close to each other. Birmingham has a ghost tour that is supposed to be good. Vulcan is the huge statue you can see from most of the city. It has tours and you can go in the top for a nice view of town. I think your kids are too old to enjoy McWane Center. It is an awesome science center, but a little more geared for younger kids. They do have an IMAX theater there. What kind of things are you interested in?
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    Prayers and good thoughts, please.

    Just remembered this from when DH fell- The ambulance people removed his watch and wedding band. It was returned to me by one of them the next day (not by a nurse or ER worker). We hadn't even missed it in all the excitement. If your mil wears jewelry, check to be sure she still has it.
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    Prayers and good thoughts, please.

    Praying. Something similar happened to DH-he fell down the stairs, was transported to hospital by ambulance, and had a tiny bleed. He turned out fine. No surgery required and able to go home after a couple of days. With the blood thinners, they will keep an extra close eye on your mil. Best of wishes to her for a speedy recovery.
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    clothes shopping help

    Consider this website: https://classyyettrendy.com/the-workwear-capsule-wardrobe-spring-2018-collection/ Every season, she releases an ebook with a few items that will build a complete work wardrobe. All the pieces work together and subsequent seasons will re use many of the items she already has. Also, if she says to buy a black top, she will give options of specific ones to buy in various price categories and they will all be from national chain stores. I haven't used the work wear capsule, but I love the regular outfits.
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    Wedding invite protocol

    This is how it would work in my family too. As a bonus, you will also be part of that rare group that RSVPs lol.
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    found a lump - crappy update in #354

    Just wanted to say, I can see the puppy and y'all are both adorable!
  7. I don't mind telling the name of our disaster teacher. It was ELLEN SCOGGINS with BIG RIVER ACADEMY. DS took her intermediate composition class in the fall and she only graded one paper the entire semester! Big River finally put in a grade for the other 6-7 essays but it wasn't really graded. DS got 100 on everything and no comments. He put a lot of time and effort into writing all of it, and got no feedback at all. She supposedly was sick, but I don't know why she or Big River couldn't get someone else to take over and grade the work. I have complained to them about this, but nothing is being done other than she won't be teaching for them anymore. Our other class with Big River has been excellent (German). Eta: I would love a pm with the name of any other teachers that should be avoided. I would love it even more if all of you would name them publicly.
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    Horse lovers- need advice

    So sorry for your loss. I think I would look into boarding a second horse at your house. Your horse would have a friend and you, or your kids, could maybe even make a little money. Otherwise, I would wait a couple of months and see how social horse is doing then. Boarding him would be a last resort for me( since you really didn't like it before) and I would only do it if he still seemed really lonely. Best of luck while you figure out what to do.
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    Favorite, best, good-smelling lotion

    Palmer's cocoa butter formula is great lotion and smells yummy-like chocolate. You can buy it at Walmart and Target, probably other similar places, and it's less than $5. The only downside is I always feel hungry after I put it on. Lol
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    Our son goes in for wisdom teeth removal today....

    DD had hers out Tuesday. She is doing great. My biggest surprise was how fast they did it-30 ish minutes for all 4 teeth. Our guy said nothing through a straw for a week, so you might have to wait on that milkshake or use a spoon. Good luck,
  11. If you go with Big River, avoid Ellen Scoggins as your instructor. My ds just finished a semester long class with her that has been a complete disaster. As in, she never graded the final drafts for this composition class or much of anything else. I complained to Big River and was told to take it up with the teacher, then was told she had medical issues, but in the end nothing has been done to give my ds any feedback on his writing. Complete waste of money and Big River has done nothing to rectify the situation.
  12. You probably know this, but just in case... Your express pass is actually good for 2 days, the day you are checking in you can do it as early as 6am. You won't get your room yet, but they will give you the express pass to use. Be sure to take advantage of it for both days. Our family got home from Universal yesterday and discussed your question about the train. It is really, really awesome to experience, but it will take a large part of your park time. Even though we were visiting in a "low" week, and had the express pass, those lines for the train got super long. That would be a significant drawback. When we visited 2 years ago, the train was out of service several times when we went to ride it. However, the parks are fairly small and we did enjoy going back and forth every day. It will be fun either way!
  13. Not that we can find. She did find out that way for her top choice, but the official letter followed in a couple of days.
  14. I should add that they seem kind of scattered. After the "thanks for applying" email was a "apply soon!" Email to the same address. Last year she was getting thanks for visiting/visit soon mail at the same time. App was online so we know it is complete. Not her first choice, but a big financial safety if she doesn't miss their scholarship deadline.
  15. She's been accepted everywhere else she applied already. This is not a competitive school at all and their applications opened very early, like end of summer. Only admitted students can apply for the scholarships, so if her acceptance letter was lost in the mail, it will matter.
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