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  1. When I try a new recipe I follow it exactly the first time, then I make changes if necessary any subsequent times. That’s the thing about Asian recipes, you need one Tbs. of whatever it is and it always comes in a jar with many Tbs in it.the only thing I use on a regular basis is sweet chili sauce for making Pork Bahn Mi. But, then again, all those ingredients may sound similar,but they are not interchangeable because I got some other type of chili sauce and it DID NOT work for Pork Bahn Mi and now I got that sitting in my fridge, too. Right by the oyster sauce. #cantthrowoutgoodfood
  2. Good Morning!!! COFFEE!!!~D Humph Day!!! It’s still hot. Not as hot, but hot nonetheless and I just don’t feel like doing anything. The house is a mess and I just sit around watching Chesapeake Shores, I really should try to get caught up in my reading. I did finish a couple books over the weekend and sent them to my IRL BFF.
  3. I have some in my fridge. I used it once in a recipe. You can have the rest. I don’t remember when I got it. Does oyster sauce go bad?.
  4. Back from the dentist. Little Miss Hypochondriac has no cavities (just coffee stains) and needs her wisdom teeth out. 😂
  5. ((Junie)) Slashie, I remember reading Where the Red Fern Grows aloud to my fifth grade class years ago. I had actually never read it before, but it was on the reading list, so I read it aloud. I literally started crying, right there in the middle of the class, and then the kids started crying and we had this big sob-fest right then and there. It was awful. I love that book. It is so beautifully written and the story is so wonderful, but it is so awful at the same time, I just don’t want to touch it with a 10 foot pole.
  6. Good Morning!! COFFEE!!~D Tuesday!! Oldest DD has a dentist appt. today. Somehow she got dropped and never rescheduled after the plague and I think it’s been well over a year since she’s been in.🙄 And of course being the hypochondriac in the family, she informs me she thinks she has at least 20 cavities. I think it's supposed to be closer to 100 degrees than 110 today. Get out the sweaters and hot chocolate.
  7. I seem to think that happened to Baby and we didn’t do anything. Or maybe we did take her in and they didn’t do anything.
  8. Whine away, my friend. If you can’t do it here, where can you do it?
  9. Well….. more than most kids their age. We are about half way through the second book in the series. TBH, I am not really excited about how CAP teaches Latin. I love Memoria Press’s curriculum, but we started that, life got hard and we dropped it for a while and started CAP because we needed a fresh start and ….anyhow.
  10. Yes, you are right about. Plus, I am never really excited about slowing down a curriculum because then it just seems to drag and they don’t really learn it. There is a sweet spot with pacing.
  11. EdPo: Ok, so…. I just need a little moral support here. This is one of those, “Homeschool Ideal” vs. “Reality of my Situation” things. When I started looking into homeschooling 15 years ago, I read the Well Trained Mind and loved it. I tried really hard to do a classical education, had a lot of failures and some compromises, but overall, that is the basic direction we are heading. And I have not compromised with Latin. I love Latin, I love to study Latin and I am convinced that it is important to study. That’s my ideal. The Reality of my Situation: I have a job, which does allow me to homeschool, but is starting to take up more of my time. The girls are getting older and more independent, so that’s good, and I do feel like I can do a good job homeschooling, but as I have been going over what we need to do this year, I’m needing to drop some of the more teacher intensive things, and Latin has been very teacher intensive. We have been doing CAP’s Latin for Children. It has been going fine, but the girls are not excited about Latin and I do have to walk them through all the recitations and everything else. So, I am thinking about dropping Latin and having them do Rosetta Stone Spanish online. It kills me to do that, but I don’t know what else to do. I know they will be fine and all that, blah, blah, blah, but I feel pretty down about it because I just feel like I am continuing to lose my ideals. And I really don’t have too many of those. I tend to be more pragmatic than idealistic, but for homeschooling…..I’m more idealistic. And it’s kind of making me sad.
  12. Good Morning!!! COFFEE!!!~D (is not ready yet. 😩 The electricity went out yesterday and I messed up reprogramming the coffeemaker.) Monday!!😩😩😩 Hot!!🔥🔥🔥☀️☀️☀️🔥🔥🔥☀️☀️☀️🔥🔥🔥☀️☀️☀️ Oh, and we now have a wildfire in the area. We are never in danger because we live in a developed area, but DH has two siblings who live in the mountains, so it’s always a little worrisome for them. Got a lot to get done for work today. The summer is just slipping by.
  13. I like that song! and I got a Booya/h for it. A country music Booya/h!!
  14. Good Morning!!!! COFFEE!!~D Sunday!! Church!!⛪️ Hot!!🔥🔥☀️🔥🔥☀️☀️🔥☀️☀️🔥🔥☀️ DD’s school starts August 11. Our charter starts August 16, though I am supposed to be on duty August 2 and we start having Professional Development days. Technically we have summer vacation in July (for teachers) and have to just report in 5 days (any 5 days) to answer emails and approve orders, but I check in every day.
  15. I don’t hug and kiss him anymore, but I do stop by my 17 year old son’s door and bid him goodnight. DD15 wants me to sit and chat a bit each night before bed and always wants lots of hugs and kisses.
  16. Although when Baby said she was going to make tartlets, all I could think of was that episode of “Friends” with Jon Lovitz….”Tartlets….. tartlets…. Tartlets… the word has lost all meaning.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  17. It’s hot outside. The sun is down, but it is still dreadfully uncomfortable out there.
  18. I mopped the floor and mostly cleaned up the kitchen. Baby got a new Raddish Kids box and made shrimp tacos and Key Lime Tartlets for dinner. Very very yummy. Very messy kitchen. I know, I know, I should make her clean it up, but it was such a disaster and I just didn’t want to dampen her enthusiasm.
  19. That sounds great. We can make it a haven for writers and musicians and all sorts of unsavory characters.
  20. I’ve been sucked in to a John Grisham novel all afternoon. It’s really too hot to do anything else. Now I want to move to a small island off the coast of Florida and become a writer.
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