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About Terabith

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  1. Like I said, it's a terrible idea. Not going to actually get one.
  2. And there's no way that's happening. We have a 12 year old cat and a 4 ish year old cat who lives outside about 70% of the time because he's a major jerk. We don't need a kitten. The young cat is super mean to our old cat, who is loving but dumber than a box of bricks. I just want one. And I'm sad. It's been about a year since *my* cat died, and I miss her. She was 19.
  3. We bought a cat tree and we decorate it at Christmas with decorations that double as cat toys.
  4. I don't know. I haven't experimented with any of the food delivery places. It's hard to bring myself to pay for it. But I'm not really sure how much it costs, so it might be worthwhile.
  5. I'm now back from the snack aisle of the store. I actually am not crazy about the hot ones. But I love the jalapeno ones.
  6. I want jalapeno cheetos. But I don't want to leave the house.
  7. Catholics and Episcopalians believe in calls. Methodists. I thought it was kind of universal, but apparently not.
  8. To clarify, I'm not at all saying that all people who seek to become pastors/ priests are called. Some people are called. Some people seek it out, for good reasons (a desire to serve others), for neutral reasons (my father and grandfather were pastors and my family wants me to be a pastor, and I don't have any other real idea of what to do, and I have some moderate talent in the arena), for horrible reasons (lust for power, easy access to vulnerable persons who are easy to abuse). Some people are called but fall. People are people. But I do disagree with the notion that call is always about what you really want to do.
  9. I dunno. I went to seminary, and there were a whole lot of calling stories where the person who was called really, really, REALLY did not want to become a pastor/ priest. Often they fought against it, ignored it, did other things for sometimes decades..... I'm just saying, this is a convenient narrative, but it doesn't really line up with the experiences of a lot of people who feel called. As one friend said, "Called to do what? Take a $40,000 a year pay cut to do a thankless job, in an arena I do not have a natural bent for, to serve a bunch of people half the time I don't even like?"
  10. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Honorable mentions to The Physician by Noah Gordon, Pillars of the Earth, and the Genghis saga by Conn Iggulden. I could make a whole sci fi list.
  11. Yeah. There's no way she's going to be able to take AP math. I'm kinda skeptical how it's going to fly, in general. But that seems to be the deal around here. It's AP classes or fist fights and drug use IN THE CLASSROOM. Anna's taking her first AP class as a sophomore, and that's considered late.
  12. Yeah, I'm really concerned about Cat's experience with classes in high school. She needs the high level classes, because any classes that are NOT high level are jokes academically and are pits of horrific behavior. But from junior year on, anyone in the upper track is expected to take a minimum of four AP classes a year. There simply are not any non-AP classes for kids who care about learning. And she's almost certain to bomb the tests. (And definitely without a computer....sheesh. Her spelling level is approximately second to third grade.) Because of the way classes are scheduled, DE isn't really possible at the high school. I'm going to have to just make peace with her taking the AP class for the high level learning and expect her to fail the tests, because I don't see any other options.
  13. My kids say kids are vaping all the time at school, even in class. When I was student teaching, student teachers who worked in middle or high schools were confiscating dozens of vapes every single day from kids doing them in their classes.
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