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  • Birthday 04/01/1963

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    Somewhere in the mountains, east of Albuquerque.
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    Music (singing, teaching Kindermusik, bell choir, etc.), BUNKO, sewing, home decorating
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    16 year homeschool veteran, Domestic Engineer, STEM camp educator, Volunteer extraordinaire

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  2. My son has only worked 2 days since March. He works in the commercial film industry, which is almost completely shut down. He hasn't received a penny of unemployment (though he did get his stimulus checks, which went right back to the IRS to pay his taxes for last year).
  3. My daughter is writing an essay about the book, Catcher in the Rye. She is interested in how a person's experience with mental illness can affect their perspective of the book, and also how the book can help people understand mental illness. If you have the read Catcher in the Rye, and you or people in your life have lived with mental illness, please take a few minutes to respond to this poll that she created. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWSW4U6tpAB5e7fEvZxigUQ2_CND9m5W43g-FEg5O7cHW5lQ/viewform Thank you! (Oh, if you are a homeschool parent, describe yourself as a
  4. Crash Landing on You it's a Korean drama, with English subtitles. It's really good. We watch a lot of Korean programming, and there are other good ones, but this one is a great first foray into the genre.
  5. I've never heard of a pot plant being anything other than marijuana (which is sometimes in a pot, but that's not what makes it a pot plant). A plant in a pot is always a potted plant.
  6. I bought some frankincense incense cones several years ago. I don't burn them, but I have them sitting here on my desk in a ceramic bowl, and they're wonderful (but not overpowering). If you want the aroma to fill the house on Sundays, you could light one as everyone is preparing to sit down together for services.
  7. My dd is here, so I asked her. Apparently, the tester wasn't grumpy, but was matter-of-fact, pleasant, and efficient. "Do this, now do that. Okay, do this, and that."
  8. My daughter has one that she used in the dorm at college to tote her personal toiletries between her room and the bathroom, or when she came home for visits. (Actually, she still uses it for home visits)
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