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Everything posted by sassenach

  1. No more Santa in our house :-(. We're starting a new tradition- race to the cookie. The first kid out of bed gets to eat the cookie that Santa used to get.

  2. Why do I torture myself by looking at expired Amazon gold box deals? Could have bought a Celestron microscope for $79 dollars!

    1. jenL


      Ugh. I missed it too! I also missed The Sound of Music for $10 the other day. I told myself I would go back to both... I need to set a timer or something.


  3. Bummed. One of our Christmas gift plans is not going to pan out. Wicked balcony tix are sold out and everything else starts at $120 each. ouch.

  4. One kid is learning long division for the first time, the other is learning equations with improper fractions/mixed numbers. My voice hurts and my head is about to explode.

  5. I can't tell you how timely this is. I was just talking with a friend about ds's increase in what I've suspected is OCD like behaviors. The behavior is mild enough that I would not want to medicate, but present enough that I think it's time to take some sort of action. Thanks for posting all of this info.
  6. I'm off of grains until Christmas (post-Thanksgiving course correction). I'm so tempted to lick the tops of my kids' everything bagels right now.

    1. Harriet Vane

      Harriet Vane

      You can do it. Stay strong. One thing that helped me was substituting something else with a strong flavor. For me that usually meant cajun. Is there something else you can substitute that will take the edge off the cravings?

  7. Can somebody come over and cook dinner? I don't want to!

    1. Chelle in MO

      Chelle in MO

      Come on over--I have an extra lasagna!

  8. As much as I was dreading it, Monday has been surprisingly smooth!

    1. Parrothead


      Almost my exact same thoughts. ;-)

  9. Our 2 weeks off screwed up all of my school momentum.

    1. Cosmos


      Oh boy, do I hear you. I am not looking forward to tomorrow.

    2. Harriet Vane
  10. Scoring all sorts of BF deals online. Old Navy, Woot, and Amazon!

  11. I went looking for your TOG threads (not that I could be any help with them, but just hoping they had gotten some attention) and I found your birthday wish for me. That was so sweet! I'm sorry I missed it the first time around, but it was a nice start to my day today.


    BTW, analyzing other people's personality types is addictive. Z is definitely an IS_J and F is definitely EN__. K is hard to figure out. She rides the E/I line like I do, not sure about S/N, definitely FP.

  12. I'm right there with you. I was never taught to do anything more with a book than read it (and badly at that, apparently). I looked at TtC last year, but didn't spring for it. I have decided to purchase it this year. You should listen to some of Adam Andrews' seminars, they're very helpful and inspiring, but in a bite-sized way.
  13. Thank you all for this thread. I have immersed myself in Charlotte Mason recently. I am finally understanding that what I need is a philosophy, not a curriculum. 8filltheheart- I don't think we've ever had any direct interaction, but you have been a mentor from afar to me for several years. Thank you for sharing your wisdom here. Justamouse and Halcyon- you two are also on my "watch list," so I want to say thank you as well.
  14. My Father's World is not reformed, but I'm not sure how Armenian it is. It's subtle.
  15. Hi there,


    You've been on my mind. How did you make out with the flooding? I hope no news is good news!

  16. So you seriously have a 1-star stalker? Yay, we're grown ups!


    Onto another thought, do you really not need more than 4 hours of sleep a night? I think my brain would be soup if that's all the sleep I got.

  17. Hey there, I was just searching for an old post of my own and I came across your post about Lori Mckenna. I just want to let you know that I LOVE her and I agree that Unglamorous is an awesome mom song. Have a great day!

  18. Hi Rhonda,


    It's been awhile since I've seen an update from you. I hope your treatment is going well. You are in my prayers,



  19. We're moving again. We'll be landing in San Rafael in the next couple of months.
  20. Hello friend,


    Thank you oh so much for that heavenly chocolate. I had a square and then promptly tucked the remainder away in my super-secret-mom-is-having-a-bad-day hiding spot. I love, love, love dark chocolate. Best wishes for the new year!

  21. Thanks for the granola recipe. It looks delish!

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