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MBM last won the day on January 19 2014

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  1. It was a swatting hoax. Sure caused a lot of anxiety for many on campus. 😡 https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/03/14/lateststories/reports-of-man-with-gun-thought-to-be-hoax-swatting-incident/
  2. Supposedly, a person with a gun at Engelhart Hall, a graduate residence hall, at Emerson and Maple Streets. They are asking people to stay in place or seek shelter. No one appears to have been shot, though, but shots were fired. No sign of gunman yet.
  3. Yes, our kids’ former high schools are participating in the walkout. Illinois Math and Science Northside Prep New Trier HS I’ve read that if you want to show support today, to wear something orange.
  4. What a nightmare. I wish I knew someone in Australia who could help you. ((( )))
  5. I’m afraid I destroyed her dream. ðŸ˜
  6. I was kind of hoping one of the kids would be a rebel and insist on being the artist, actor, wood carver, Instagram star, etc. Maybe we will have to wait a few years to see if they all stay STEM. My mother was not opposed to STEM but leaned more toward studying art and music. I can still remember vividly my mother saying to me, “ You know what? I think you should be...a puppeteer.†LOL.
  7. Besides what’s already been suggested, some things that have helped me: Crying can be very healthy when grieving because it helps to release stress chemicals. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-freedom/201007/the-health-benefits-tears Spending time with pets. They just seem to know when something is going on emotionally. Lying on the floor with my feet on the couch listening to meditation music with headphones on. Baths, being near water like creeks, ocean, lakes or ponds. ((((( )))))
  8. It is good you and family could be with her. A small consolation, though. I keep thinking of you, your sister’s children and husband, your parents and how your lives have changed so quickly. All of you will definitely be kept in my thoughts and prayers. ((((( )))))
  9. My heart aches for all of your family, Lisa. I cannot imagine how devastating this must be. You will all be in my prayers. ((((( )))))
  10. Well, I was wondering about you! I’m glad you’re rebounding. I will be sending telepathically healing energy your way. None of this bad reaction stuff.
  11. Oh gosh. How sad for you and especially her poor mother. I’m in the Chicago area and you’ve received some good advice and suggestions already. There is a service called Hour Maids that we used to use for cleaning. If you go with a service, maybe you could explain the situation. The team of cleaners I had were young and very sweet, mostly Polish. If you need any other suggestions for Chicago places, just ask. I think the letter idea would be really lovely.
  12. MBM

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    Oh no. I am so sorry for you and your family. Rest and take good care of yourself and allow yourself to grieve. (((((hugs)))))
  13. The youth of today. Blah blah blah. The youth I know are pretty good kids who work hard and are sweet natured. I like them. Back in my high school days, I knew of no one who took on the academic loads many have nowadays. Just getting into college is ridiculous. It is very stressful for so many youngsters. Then, there is the high cost of colleges which limits many students’ freedom to explore. Add to that the effect of technology which lures many adults away (look at your own usage) so why do we expect adolescents to do better? There are many factors that affect adolescents and it’s not all their fault.
  14. United MileagePlus offers something like 50,000 bonus miles and then something for using the card. We’ve accumulated a lot of miles by signing up for bonus miles + miles for purchases. Then, we cancel the card and reapply to get bonus miles, etc. I have about 350k miles to use. We use the miles to fly to Hawaii and sometimes Montana. Amazon’s credit card offers 5% for Amazon and Whole Foods purchases. Citi’s Double Cash Back might be worth checking out.
  15. Oh no! I hope you are sleeping and that tomorrow is much better. Sending you healing thoughts. ((((( )))))
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