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  1. Fifiruth

    Lori D, you are so amazing

    Yes, LoriD,you are appreciated!
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    I am DOOOOOONNNNEEEE! With Cancer!

    Yea!!! Congrats!
  3. The Shinto religion is not a major part of western culture, so westerners of any race are not going to “get it.” FYI, there are many, many, many, many non-white westerners.
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    Mammagram vs Thermagram

    I’m sorry that it turned out to be cancerous. Gads. Hang in there. For others who may read this thread and wonder about mammograms, I wanted to point out that most (all?) mammograms are now digital, and use a “fraction” of the radiation of the old ones. I don’t have specific numbers, but it is lower. Most dentists have also upgraded to digital xrays as well.
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    The stress of poverty - poverty as a disease

    I don’t think that calling it a disease is the correct use of the word. I will definitely agree, however, that poverty affects a person’s thinking big time. A peron can think poor, act poor, and talk poor because of how they were raised even when their actual financial situation is pretty good later on in life. The author seems to be making the case that escaping poverty, so to speak, is impossible in a capitalistic system. That simply isn’t true. I could say more, but I’ll leave it at that.
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    Little brothers never outgrow some things

    I tried to watch Shatner for more than 5 seconds, but I couldn’t do it. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. The second video.....I am so going to show that to my dc! It’s awful. 🙂
  7. Wow, that’s a nice one! Thank you for the link. I texted ds the info.
  8. Thanks so much for the info. We have a new, powerful desktop at home because ds18 is studying to be a CAD drafter, and ds22 was hoping to get around buying a laptop and just using that one, and the ones at the school library. However, it’s looking like he’s going to need one in class. He’s studying mechanical engineering. He’s been researching laptops but there are a lot out there and the budget is tight, so I told him I’d ask all of you in order to steer him in a good direction. He appreciates your imput.
  9. Does anyone (Lanny?) have a good recommendation for a laptop for ds22 who has transferred to an engineering program at the university? He needs: 16 GB RAM, 1 T Hard drive, latest i7 processor, dedicated graphics card to run CAD programs. Would a good refurbished one work? What is your engineering student using? Thanks for any and all suggestions.
  10. Roblox and Minecraft are group games in a more modern way. There are regulars that the child gets to know and they all meet up and play on teams. Or, a random group gets together and plays a round of something or other. They talk to each other through the chat function, like we do on here. It’s fun for a child and they feel included. To them, they’re playing with friends. Friends of my kids all bought themselves Xbox systems when they started working, and my dc were actually left out of a lot of “getting together” because the others would all meet up online on a certain game and play together and live chat. Both of my dc started losing interest in their legos at that age, and were totally done by age 10. ETA If a child gets really angry and combative when asked/required to get off the screen and do something else, then there is probably a level of addiction going on, imho.
  11. Fifiruth

    Did you keep or get rid of your wedding dress?

    I still have mine, but it’s a 3/4 length dress without a train and all. I also have my mom’s. I decided to take her’s apart and make pillowcases out of the fabric. I will love having a piece of her so close by as I sleep since she passed away many years ago. I will give one to each of my dc, too, and my siblings would each like one if there is enough fabric.
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    January Frugalistas

    Good for you! It’s good that you’re being flexible with your plans and timing.
  13. Fifiruth

    homeschool retirement

    My last dc graduated in May, 2018. In late 2017, I was thrilled to land a part-time office job. Unfortunately, it ended as a result of internal department changes. I’ve been looking for something else, but I have just recently allowed myself the joy of being the homemaker I always wanted to be. I no longer have children to look after, educate, and drive around. Nor do I have sick and disabled relatives to look after anymore. Instead, the house is clean and orderly, menus are planned and meals are cooked every night. I finally have time to sew, and my blood pressure is finally down to normal! I am going to bloom where I’m planted (my home) for now until a job opens up. Thankfully, my dh’s wages are enough for us to live on, so I have the luxury of waiting for a job I’d enjoy. I’m not sure if this is any help to you, but I thought I’d share what it’s been like for me post-homeschooling.
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    Well-Trained Bodies January 2019!

    Yes, she married a Dane and has lived in Copenhagen for about 18 years.
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    Well-Trained Bodies January 2019!

    I’m posting this very encouraging video on the board threads having to do with goals and such. It’s very uplifting.
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