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Everything posted by sassenach

  1. Ds sees The Hobbit -> ds reads the Hobbit -> ds starts writing in dwarvish -> ds starts Fellowship of the Ring -> ds now does smeagol impressions and talks about LOTR for at least 2 hours out of every day. Is there anyway to stop this train?

  2. We had one of those miraculously smooth school days where we accomplished twice as much as usual, in half the time. I'm not sure what produces days like these, but I sure am grateful!

    1. Miss Marple

      Miss Marple

      Those are the best!


  3. Dh offered to have ds's friend stay the night last night. End result: No school + awesome meltdown. Not my favorite way to start our week.

  4. Prayer request: Please pray for my heater to die. The LL won't call anyone out to fix it till it fails altogether. Instead, he's been over 4 out of the last 7 days to tinker with it. It's making clunking and clicking sounds. Die heater, die!

  5. I believe in the restorative power of popcorn. Four minutes and less than a dollar for a new kid.

    1. Farrar


      So true. Cheapest, bestest, happiest snack food going.

  6. Despite owning 2 and TYING one down, both of my hole punchers are missing. Again.

    1. Belacqua


      Time for chains.

    2. Mynyel


      Yup like scissors, pens, pencils, socks and hair brushes. :)

  7. Strep throat? We'll know in the morning!

  8. Making Quiv's cinnamon rolls for tonight. New New Year's tradition? I think so!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.
  14. 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?

  15. 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!

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

    1. Parrothead


      Almost my exact same thoughts. ;-)

  17. 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
  18. Scoring all sorts of BF deals online. Old Navy, Woot, and Amazon!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. My Father's World is not reformed, but I'm not sure how Armenian it is. It's subtle.
  23. Hi there,


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

  24. 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.

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