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Miss Mousie

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  1. Try to get your hands on a copy of Rodale's Organic Gardening. It is essentially an encyclopedia. Also try contacting your county extension office. AFAIK, they tend to have many expert gardeners ready to help. Good luck, and best wishes for a bountiful first season! 🙂
  2. Agree with all of this. My son did the "intensive" (3-week) session, which was great for getting it done and not letting it drag out forever. Her feedback was very helpful (especially considering DS didn't give her much to work with at first!) and I know his final essay was far better than it would have been otherwise. I looked into some of Ethan Sawyer's stuff (mentioned by another poster), and I liked it, but DS didn't seem to click with it. I'd recommend having your child investigate the site and see if it's a match, and decide from there whether to try more than one source.
  3. Finally weighing in.... DS applied to 4 schools and was accepted to all with merit scholarships at each: Beloit College (Presidential Scholarship), Knox College, Northern Illinois University, and South Dakota State University. He has chosen Beloit! To say I am thrilled doesn't quite capture it.... I am ecstatic!
  4. If you think about it, an oatmeal cookie is just granola that hasn't been crumbled yet.
  5. February has always been rough here, and I have only one student. The first two weeks were actually pretty good, but the back half of the month has been the worst yet. We've had some sad personal events in the family lately, but more than that, he is a senior, and seems hell-bent on trashing the subjects we enjoy together more than anything else (like lit). I'm trying to chalk it up to "fouling the nest" and not take it personally, but THAT IS HARD! I don't know whether I can even hope that March etc. will be any better.
  6. HOORAY! And CONGRATULATIONS!! That is just the best news.
  7. Hmm... a tough one. Originally I was right there with you, Janie, but then in reading other responses I started to change my mind. But it in the end, here's where it stands for me: if it were (almost literally) anyone else, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But if it were one of the women in my family? I'd definitely smell ulterior motive and I would definitely be pissed and try to steer my kid clear of them. Kind of interesting, though, that I have one brother that I think I'd be OK with - even though his wife is pretty much at the top of my "beware" list. Yeah, I have family issues. ?
  8. That is just not right! (But I'd be right there with you gloating about my lower tax bill!)
  9. Thanks for the article. That was interesting. I do decline the sticker now, and I did pass it to the kid when he was younger. Thanks for not getting too upset with me for butting in on your happy thread. ?
  10. I don't mean to rain on the parade, but the stickers stick in my craw. Given the shaky financial situation in my state (and likely many others), I think those dollars could be far better spent than on stuff that goes straight in the trash. #curmudgeon /rant
  11. I'm sorry to hear this terrible news, and I'm sorry you have to tell your daughter in less-than-ideal circumstances. Wishing peace and healing to all of your family.
  12. Many of these posts have me dying to guess, in a goofy sort of way. If I accidentally do that with the kid of a poster, I apologize - I'm trying to contain myself to the ones with a story about somebody else's kid. So for Quill's story - I think the name is Kardashia. Arsonio. HHeattherr?
  13. I can't let this thread fall to page 2 without pointing out that your thoughtfulness and generosity makes you a member of your own "nice people" category. :)
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