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  1. Oh Dawn, this on top of your friend. I am so sorry.... Huge hugs and prayers being sent your way.
  2. Hello everyone, So.. my daughter is a senior and has been accepted to her two schools. She will be applying to a nearby community college that has a musical theater major as a back-up this week. She will be auditioning in February and find out in ???? if she has been accepted to the musical theater program at each of the schools. Meanwhile both have said to send in deposits to secure her place and her housing. Some of these are refundable. Some are not. Those of you who have been through this rodeo, can you give me some advice. Thanks.
  3. Oh honey... I am so so so sorry for your loss. I got a little lost in the story, but what I do understand is that you are both grieving. You are both raw emotionally. Really, he could not say anything that would make you feel better because of your grieving and that is ok. You can be mad. You can be upset. I have no words of wisdom. Just praying for your family during this time. Life just stinks sometimes.
  4. store exploded in here 😀, so we are all in the Christmas spirit already, and Christmas shopping is a favorite thing for all of us, too. Maybe presents don’t satisfy you or your family, but that simply isn’t the case for all families. We donate quite a bit, especially around the holidays and we also celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, but that won’t replace the magic of lots of presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Even if we were traveling on Christmas (which we wouldn’t do unless it was absolutely necessary,), there would still be presents. And lots of WOW. The biggest WOW is watching our family open the gifts we have carefully chosen for each other. I hope you and your family have a WOW Christmas on your vacation — and I hope your kids think the trip is a great Christmas present! I think there are a couple of factors in this. First are love languages and yeah mine just isn't gifts. I LOVE Christmas. The WOW for me is in family getting together and playing games, piling in the car and seeing the Living Nativity, singing Christmas carols at the top of our lungs and remembering the wonderful gift of Jesus. Part of it is my experience on the mission field... it just feels wrong somehow to have excess presents, but that is my issue of culture shock. Secondly we did years and years of too much gift giving. It was so stressful to find the perfect gift especially for my husband who has everything he could possibly need and buys what he doesn't. I've made him photo books of mission trips, framed pictures, clothes, etc. The problem is he always wanted to make sure I had more present than anyone. So everyone else is through opening presents and I am opening so many more. It was embarressing and I didn't need half of the stuff. Words of affirmation and quality time are y love language. Dh has finally gotten that over the last few years. Anyway, I am so excited about not having to buy gifts, to make sure it is even, etc. That takes all the fun out of Christmas for me. There were very few times the kids had an over the top WOW reaction to the gifts. Despite hours of looking for just the right thing. I understand that other families are different.
  5. Honestly, there comes a time when there just isn't the wow in Christmas. That is if you expect present giving to be the reason for the wow. Eventually, whether 13 or 18 or whatever, the wow/magic will leave. Presents will never satisfy. We have chosen to donate and this year our family is taking a trip in lieu of presents ( 18, 22, 24)
  6. Search Results Featured snippet from the web In 2017, gun deaths reached their highest level since 1968 with 39,773 deaths by firearm, of which 23,854 were by suicide and 14,542 were homicides. The rate of firearm deaths per 100,000 people rose from 10.3 per 100,000 in 1999 to 12 per 100,000 in 2017, with 109 people dying per day Alcohol-Related Deaths: An estimated 88,0006 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women6) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.Oct 15, 2019 What I find funny is that the argument for alcohol is pretty much the same for guns. Don't ban it because it punishes people who do it responsibly. Now in our family, we do not drink, but DO own guns. Others do it the opposite way, but the reasoning is exactly the same. I grew up in a family that drank, though not to excess. I chose not to drink because I never, ever want to be out of control. Medication affects me strangely. They typically give me 1/4 to 1/2 of a dose to give me the same effect. I do not think drinking is morally wrong, after all Jesus did. But I will never do it. I have friends that do and will sometimes drink wine when we go out to eat.. I'm okay with that. But I am also too cheap to drink anything other than water. And it is less calories and better for me. Anyway, that is my thoughts. No one in my husband's family drinks. My family of origin does, though not at big family gatherings like other people have mentioned. Now cigarettes should be banned. They have NO good use and cause so much harm. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.Nov 28, 2018
  7. YES! Hubby doesn't understand why everyone gets up in arms over guns but not alcohol. As a doctro, he sees MANY more cases as a result of alcohol. We do not drink. An estimated 88,0006 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women6) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.Oct 15, 2019
  8. It does when you make me feel so incredibly stupid. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be nice it is Thanksgiving. PLEASE. And I agree with your thoughts, just not the way you say them. Just say, it's ok but don't keep making me feel stupid. PLEASE> You will hurt oher people if you continue to talk to them in real life like this. PLEASE STOP.
  9. Except when it is dangerous to babies like it was to mine. However, once again, we agree. I did this with the complete agreement and actual recommendation of my doctor NOT to get the shot for one of my babies. Yes your posts are inflammatory. So even though I believe we basically agree on pretty much everything, you make me want to argue with you. You will certainly not get an anti-vax person to listen to you by saying how stupid they are not to listen to you!!! Ok, so it sound like we basically agree. You must link them then. Not all adults like profanity. No one around me uses it period!! Especially the f word which that article used a lot.
  10. Amen. Amen. Amen. You said it perfectly.
  11. WARNING. Language on this article is atrocious. So I won't listen to him. Medical studies. Ok, but you don't need four letter words to make your case.
  12. I'm not sure if someone has even studied the differences in the new vaccine schedules...they are so new that studies haven't really had enough time to be done. Now babies have very frail immune systems. My husband is a surgeon and we are pro vaccine, but we chose to change the schedule occasionally for our children. First of all, I had a bad reaction to the pertussis vaccine when I was a kid, very high fever with alcohol baths. I have a giant scar on my but. Our oldest had seizures from birth which is a contraindication for pertussis, so he wasn't vaccinated for it when he was small. I think he has had maybe the Tdap or something when he was older because it has less side-effects. They gave my daughter 4 different shots that contained more than one vaccine each when she was 5. In retropect, that was a mistake. One was pertussis and yep, she had a bad reaction like me. ( 5 days later when I brought her in a doc that looked at it thought she had been stung by a bee...nope, it was the one with the pertusis vaccine. So yeah, I am more on the side of vaccinating but spreading it out. It is safer. I am a doctor's wife. I am educated. So please do not be rude.
  13. Yeah! that one episode made me so mad. They didn't have to handle it that way. Other series do stuff like that all the time and that is fine. But this show had not and was SO completely out of character.
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