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  1. I have never heard of such a thing. I usually pick them up and toss them in the trash, thinking no one is coming back for it. I just carry our poop bag on the walk if they go early on. Maybe I'll start leaving bags I find along the road or trail assuming someone is coming back. Kelly
  2. When I have to pee I am not going to try and figure out who is where. As long as I'm not walking in on someone I'm going to pee as soon as I find an empty stall. I really don't care if someone is next to me. I don't have performance anxiety like Joey from friends 🙂 I don't understand why people answer their phones while in a public bathroom (private either, but at least I'm not there to hear the conversation). I was in a bathroom at Walmart when I heard a phone ring. I'm sitting there thinking, "Don't answer it, don't answer it." She answered it, and I heard, "I'm in the bathroom at Walmart. Yeah, my stomach isn't feeling well. I think it was something I ate." OMG! I did not need ANY of that information 🤮 Kelly
  3. It might be, it wasn't like that when I was in school in this same state. I haven't dealt with other districts so I have no idea how they work. It is possible that they have just given names to levels of credits.
  4. I'm very glad to hear this! Our school district has 3 diploma options: Honors, Regular, Core. We call the Core diploma the "I warmed a seat so I get a diploma". They do school work, but it is the minimal amount to graduate. I figure at least they are getting a diploma. A lot of these kids are on drugs, or just don't want to be there. When they turn their lives around at least they have a diploma. Kelly
  5. It made sense to me and it would to my youngest daughter. We don't see numbers as colors, though. I see them having genders. My daughter associates them with gender and personality. I've always felt odd numbers were male and even were female. My daughter was explaining to me how she sees them. It is fascinating because not all odd or even are the same gender and their personalities are extensive. Apparently, these are a form of synesthesia. Who knew?! Kelly
  6. We got these one year also. It was creepy, and made me angry. I hate pressure tactics! Kelly
  7. I know people on both sides of the political spectrum. I tend to be center, but will lean to either side depending on the issue. Anyway, I know far left and far right people who are really loud and obnoxious. I always want to tell them that they are so similar and could be great friends. I'm afraid both would kill me 🙂 I don't usually say much unless I think what is being said is harmful. My dad is a democrat that likes to call people who disagree with him horrible names and cut off relationships. I will call him out. At church there is a lady who won't ask a Muslim woman who works at Walmart for help because she said she assumes this lady won't help her anyway or might kill her. I had to call her out. Both of these people also do similar things outside of politics. My dad will cut off relationships if anyone disagrees with him on any subject. This lady at church is afraid of her shadow I think. Kelly
  8. Totally agree with your DD! Way too many legs. Here is my funny house centipede story. I'm not even sure what I was thinking, I wasn't thinking is the problem. When I see those suckers my brain goes numb. Anyway, there was one in my linen closet. Our big orange cat liked to chase them, and would kill them. So, my big idea was to put him on the top shelf of the linen closet to catch the sucker. Because shoving a 16 pound cat 2 feet above my head into a closet is a great idea! He freaked out on me, and I don't really remember a lot of what happened next. There was flailing, hissing, screaming (mine), fur flying, and a still alive centipede in my sheets. I now shake out my sheets whenever I pull them from the closet. And, I've never tried to shove a cat into that closet again. I do find cats in there all the time sleeping, but I don't put them there 🙂 Kelly
  9. What a bummer 😞 I've never had problems with them. BUT... if they ever used the "we'll do it this ONE time" line I'd never go back. I hate, hate, hate when people say this! There are such better ways to get this across. Kelly
  10. She has an appointment with a cat-only groomer at the end of the month, unless I can find a vet who will shave her under sedation. This stresses me out so much that I want to cry. I just feel so bad for this kitty. I'm sure the mats feel awful. I'm hoping we see her more once my daughter goes to college. Maybe I can get her to let me groom her more. Thanks for all of the suggestions and commiseration! Kelly
  11. Thank you! I'm picking up the vet records for the groomer tomorrow. I'm going to beg the vet office to do a groom under sedation again. If they do I will take her to the groomer in about 8 weeks in hopes that it will be a less traumatizing experience.
  12. We've tried so many brushes. Not too many combs. I'll take a look at the link you provided. I will try anything! Kelly
  13. We tried a pill that didn't work. I don't think she has any special considerations, other than the fact that she doesn't like the other 2 cats so she tends to stay in my daughters' room. She's often on a bed with one of the girls.
  14. I feel like a horrible cat mom. We a long haired cat that we cannot keep groomed. She hates being brushed, and she cannot keep her long fur groomed. Our vet did a shave under sedation for us, and we were able to keep up with grooming until her fur got long again. She started to get aggressive when being brushed, and her fur is matted and gross again. Unfortunately, our vet doesn't do grooming as a regular service, and I cannot find another vet that will groom with sedation. Our vet did give us some Gabapentin to try to relax her so we could groom her ourselves, but it didn't work. So, I have an appointment with a cat groomer, but I really have no hope it will work 😞 I'm hoping the vet will do it again for us one more time, and then maybe we could get her in with the groomer every 8 weeks. I'm so stressed about this today. She's such a sweet kitty, but hates being groomed. Any suggestions on brushing her fur without the aggression? Kelly
  15. Have they thought about going to online sales? Our studio did this 2 years ago, and I love it! I was never one to stand in line anyway for recital tickets. Kelly
  16. I completely understand what you are saying. We also don't have any local family, so it is usually just me and my husband at recitals. Sometimes we'll buy an extra ticket and bring one a friend of one of our girls. I so often see siblings of the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, great grand parents. Ugh, I hope the dancer's family is returning the favor and going to performances for their nieces and nephews. I've worked recitals for others dance schools, and I've found the most obnoxious parents are the ones with large groups of family attending. Not sure if it is because it is so stressful to coordinate that many family members? And, maybe expensive buying all of those tickets? Kelly
  17. I don't know what the OP posted. This is just going off of some of the responses. If I'm not murdering someone just because I believe in God, then my heart isn't in the right place. I think telling God that I didn't murder so and so because I believed in Him wouldn't get me very far. Anyone else ever watch those 48 Hour type shows where they interview people who have killed a spouse. They are asked why they didn't just get a divorce and some answer, "Because it is against the church's rules." 😕 Kelly
  18. I do this too. Hmmm, I've been told dyslexia doesn't always look the same in everyone. I've always had trouble with comprehension, which is probably why I can read the same book multiple times and find something new every time. I also have a weird eye twitch when I read. When it happens my eyes are focused on a different part of the page after the twitch. My mom has similar stories. Kelly
  19. She has done a lot so far to relieve her symptoms. She even moved to a new house. I think she is just at the end of what she and her doctors can come up with. Kelly
  20. A dog that I wouldn't think would cause allergies. On her paperwork it says Yorkshire mix. She is tiny, only 4 1/2 pounds at 9 years old. Her eyes and her size make me think Chihauah. She looks a little Maltese in the face.
  21. PSA - Don't wash raw children and I don't wanna crap JAWM Anyone else have a brain that likes to fill in letters instead of understanding what's there. It can be irritating, but hilarious 😂
  22. I had one my kids with me a few years ago at a store in the nearest college town. A girl in front of us was wearing a very short dress, and dropped something on the sidewalk. She did the full bend over to pick it up. We got a view of her butt. I remind my girls to always bend at the knees and go straight down to pick stuff up when wearing anything that can ride up. No bending over! What I see a lot is see through leggings and skirts. They aren't meant to be see through, but the person wearing them didn't do the "butt check" at the store or in their mirror that morning. I'm never sure if I should say something, or just let them go through their day oblivious. Kelly
  23. We're getting a new dog today, and while I'm super excited, I'm also really sad. The family that owns her doesn't want to give her up. The mom is suffering badly from allergies. Although, I'm wondering if it is really allergies or something else. This poor woman has moved, gotten rid of stuff, one dog and now the other dog. She is my dh's co-worker, and I told him if this doesn't clear up her problem then she needs to have her dog back. If my eyes were going to swell shut anyway I'd at least want my dog with me! ETA: I'm so sad for this family that I start crying whenever I think about the situation. Kelly
  24. I'm not School17777, but I did dislike Matt Lauer before his sexual allegations. I really liked him when he first started in the 90's. I think I started disliking him 10 years ago or so. I can't remember why other than he seemed like an arrogant jerk. Kelly
  25. There are so many! The biggest is Joy Behar. Kathy Lee might be 2nd. Kelly
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