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  1. There is a sort of Downton Abbey catchup video I have seen on Facebook that you could watch. I do think you would miss a lot of the "inside" jokes.
  2. My husband just sent me something today that said Target had one on September 13th but I thought they only did their collection in the spring. I have some boosters to get rid of so I was holding out for Target's event. I am hoping they still do it in the spring.
  3. If all else fails, try Dick Blick. I usually find their prices competitive. This one is $30 for 25 pounds: This one is $45 for 25 pounds
  4. i was just thinking the same--check her adrenal gland for growths. An excess of adrenaline can cause some of those symptoms. Honestly, I would start with her thyroid and adrenal glands before I started messing with her diet. I have a Celiac kid so I don't say that lightly. It's just that, if there is a growth on her glands, you want to deal with that now. Make sure that is not behind the poor iron absorption. I would triage the most pressing issues and if nothing comes up via testing, then consider endoscopy for Celiac and dietary changes. Clearly, just my opinion and I am sure others will disagree.
  5. praying for you. I have a friend that was diagnosed with Graves Disease and then following treatment developed Hashimoto's. I wonder if Graves could be a player here? I would definitely at least message her endocrinologist about the issues you are seeing--I would think they would want to revisit her thyroid. Symptoms of Graves' disease fit: What are the symptoms of Graves’ disease? You may have common symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as fast and irregular heartbeat frequent bowel movements or diarrhea goiter heat intolerance nervousness or irritability tiredness or muscle weakness trembling hands trouble sleeping weight loss
  6. I have certainly walked by myself, but now that I am a dog owner, I would really miss that. I am guessing if you live in the suburbs that one of your neighbors has a dog that would just *love* to go for a walk with you as often as you want! If you are on FB, you could post in your neighborhood group? Surely someone works all day and their doggie would enjoy the extra love? The down side would be that you don't know how well trained that dog would be.
  7. @RootAnn thank you! I definitely would have liked doing this with more kids but my youngest was not ready for it and it didn't fly as a class for co-op, so we're doing our best just the two of us. 😃 If you teach the class again, I found some fun examples on the tvtropes site just be careful of some language/content. One of my favorites so far was an example of tu quoque from Harry Potter. 😃 Actually, if you teach it again, I can just send you my word file where I copied and pasted things in from different sites.
  8. So the short story is we *hate* the videos. We tried. I am learning our family has a low tolerance for this type of thing. Anyway, I have a Word document with information about the various fallacies, including examples, and links to videos like the PBS Idea channel ones (I think I have Farrar to thank for those). Anyway, clearly this is not taking as much time as it would with the video discussion. I have added some "projects" where he will create a power point with the fallacies defined and examples. I could add more videos from you tube, etc. I was hoping to give him a half-credit for this as that is what the curriculum suggests, but hour-wise, he is probably not going to make it to 70 hours based on how things are going. Suggestions on how to supplement? Or . . . can I count his completion of The Fallacy Detective in 6th and The Thinking Toolbox in 7th as part of this year's Informal Logic 1/2 credit? Thanks for your help.
  9. Well, we have some people here who eat gluten and some that do not, and we all use the same dishwasher. Restaurants that have both gluten free and non gluten free items use the same dishwasher. I would think, unless I misunderstand how a dishwasher works, that unless there is something amiss in the operation of the dishwasher, the dishwasher should not contaminate the dishes. However, sink dish washing could be an issue. I am not nearly careful enough in that area.
  10. One of the twitter comments is that next year all the news reporting will be done via emojis. LOL.
  11. To be honest, I never considered it. Is your worry that somehow the contaminated water will recycle onto the dishes?
  12. I don't have any personal stake in this, but you would be surprised to see the comments on FB and Twitter. Some people are seriously upset. P.S. Some of the comments are hilarious.
  13. Mass chaos or new order? Your thoughts? "AP Stylebook Changes Hyphen Guidance, Ushering In Total Chaos" ETA: comment from the AP on FB: "From our hyphen entry: Use of the hyphen is far from standardized. It is optional in most cases, a matter of taste, judgment and style sense. But the fewer hyphens the better; use them only when not using them causes confusion (loose-knit group, but tax code changes). Think of hyphens as an aid to readers’ comprehension. If a hyphen makes the meaning clearer, use it. If it just adds clutter and distraction to the sentence, don’t use it."
  14. My dh and boys watch baseball, football, and hockey. Between the three there is almost no evening a game is not on. I feel your pain.
  15. @Spryte I am so sorry to hear about your awful summer with so much illness. What a hard, hard journey you have been on. We're all here to cheer you on as you take baby steps towards better health for yourself. Please don't beat yourself up for not doing more when you were so ill--it really does sound like you had zero bandwidth and your gut has to be a total mess from all those antibiotics! Hang in there.
  16. I really can't say, but I have a strange question for you: are you sleeping okay? I ask this because I am prone to clumsiness and injury when I am overtired.
  17. It sounds like you have received some really good advice. I was wondering if you have your TTG level checked by your G.I. doc. My son gets it checked yearly. Anyway, it's a good indicator for me about how well we are doing at keeping cross-contamination at bay. If it is still higher despite my efforts to lock things down, I might have missed something. I was just wondering if you know that your Celiac isn't well managed because of your TTG or if it is because you feel unwell (or both). As others have mentioned, sometimes Celiacs can have a sensitivity to dairy and also some Celiacs can't even handle gluten-free oats. Those things wouldn't show up in your TTG but they sure would make you feel yucky. I don't think (??) anyone has mentioned eating out. With kids with food allergies, you probably don't do that much, but be very careful of cross-contamination in restaurants. For example, while Domino's does have a "gluten free" pizza, they clearly state it is not made in a dedicated prep area, so if you eat it, you will most likely gluten yourself. I agree on the barley--barley malt, malt extract, malt flavoring--it hides in things you would not expect. I also agree on the spices--I made the same mistake recently. I had been buying spices at Aldi and suddenly their chili powder says "may contain wheat, etc." If I hadn't looked, we would have possibly been in trouble. It's exhausting, but do regularly check your canned goods like beans too. For some reason some brands like to use wheat as a filler (even in regular canned kidney beans). Although if your child has a wheat allergy, you probably already know this. 😃 IF you can wait on some appliance switch outs, I was able to get a lot of those extra appliances for very low prices around Black Friday. We bought a toaster, griddle, and waffle iron (all for about $15 total) and dedicated them gluten free. Before that, I toasted in the oven and pancakes were made in a dedicated skillet. In general, things that cannot be thoroughly cleaned (e.g. waffle iron, bread maker, toaster) cannot be used for gluten free after they have been used for gluten. ETA: I forgot about the colanders. You need a separate one for gluten-free. They just cannot be cleaned thoroughly enough.
  18. That's strange, because there is a placement test. I would do the placement and use that to determine which book. We started in Book 1 because I looked at the placement test and thought they might make errors. It turned out to be way too easy. For us, the book was largely independent. After they made their fixes, I would check them, and then they would copy their sentences. But again, it was way too easy. We had done FLL 1-4 by that point, by the way.
  19. Is there another agency offering training that you could attend somehow? That makes no sense! I am so sorry.
  20. It's so awful. I can't imagine the horror the people of the Bahamas have been through.
  21. I'm so sorry! The only other thing I can think of is a hospital pharmacy. What a hard situation!!
  22. In my experience, only certain Walgreens pharmacies are 24 hour, and my guess is those might be the ones open today, if any. Do you happen to know what Walgreens pharmacy near you is 24 hour? There is only one within 20 minutes of me and I live in the suburb of a larger metro area.
  23. Unfortunately they don't appear to have that here. But I can wait until the Target one and recycle them then.
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