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  1. I have tried intermittent fasting solely to try to help with my digestive issues (not weight loss - I will be underweight if I lose much more). The problem is that I have a tendency to overeat at the fewer meals, which is counterproductive for those digestive issues. Most of the time I don't even realize I've eaten too much until I'm past that threshold... I'm still SO HUNGRY looking at the emptied plate and can't help going back for "a little" more. I know there is an underlying fear that if I don't eat enough, I will continue to lose weight. My eating window also slides later and later,
  2. I have really enjoyed looking at all of your different nativity sets. This is our child-friendly nativity that comes out every year on Christmas Day (I have more fragile sets that are put away until the youngest is a little older). It is handmade from Peru.
  3. UK coronavirus variant may be more able to infect children: scientists https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-variant-children/uk-coronavirus-variant-may-be-more-able-to-infect-children-scientists-idUKKBN28V2EV
  4. I'd taste the butter first, to see if it's gone rancid.
  5. I've seen posts about the UK variant, but has there been any mention of the South Africa variant? https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1374779/covid-strain-latest-new-coronavirus-variant-south-africa-young-adults
  6. I appreciate that you gave it a try! Seems that a lot of people prefer firmer, savory squash -- maybe your family will, too. We are a bunch of sweet tooths over here.
  7. Split in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds, put the halves flesh side down in a roasting pan with about an inch of water, roast uncovered at 350 for 45 min to an hour or until there is no resistance anywhere when pierced with a knife (this is important, because at least with my kids, texture is the key to getting them to eat squash). Scoop out flesh while avoiding any really stringy bits, mash with butter, brown sugar or honey, a generous shake of cinnamon and a sprinkle of salt. It's like eating pumpkin pie without a crust.
  8. I have an Etsy shop, too. Normally I sell whirligig cake toppers, but since the pandemic hit I shifted to face mask ear savers. They are decorative glass pins which can be affixed to a favorite baseball cap or sturdy beanie, mainly in neutral colors because my teen boys thought that a lot of the ear savers on Etsy were too conspicuous. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WondrousLoveGifts I'll probably start back up with the cake toppers in the spring -- of course if you are interested now, feel free to send me a message. I have more designs than are shown here.
  9. Robo Rally King of Tokyo Smash Up Flash Point: Fire Rescue Jaws and I can't leave out my kids' #1 favorite -- Scribblish -- we make our own paper tapes that are twice as long as those given in the set, and we save them all to laugh at when we pull the game out again. For 2 players, Patchwork is an interesting game.
  10. (I'm assuming that "spends a lot of time outside" means he has a naturalist tendency.) Owl pellets (+ dissection kit if needed) Animal track casting kit Pocket microscope A high quality insect net Insect mounting materials Animal/plant field guides Whittling kit w/ cut proof gloves Wood burning kit How many people does he usually have available to join in a board game? I have suggestions, but they are generally best with 4 or more players.
  11. Encyclopedia Prehistorica https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Prehistorica-Dinosaurs-Definitive-Pop-Up/dp/0763622281 Does he like costumes? Is he crafty at all? These aren't too hard to put together with some adult help. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Wintercroft?section_id=19569798
  12. I personally find this law frustrating, but FYI. It applies to bones/eggs/nests/etc. as well as feathers. https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feathers-and-the-law.php https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2018-title50-vol9/xml/CFR-2018-title50-vol9-part21.xml
  13. Felt coffee cozies in their favorite characters, like this: https://www.starwars.com/news/diy-yoda-coffee-cup-cozy My teen sons like plush toys, even in their old age! This is a great pattern that is still in print https://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-storefront-catalog/patterns/crafts/stuffed-animals/simplicity-pattern-8715-stuffed-dragons/ And I know this is crazy ambitious, but it's so amazing and I just love it, and all of us are into costumes/cosplay. https://somethingdelightful.com/m2015 Here's the whole McCall's cosplay line: https://somethingdelightful.com/mccalls/cosplay-
  14. Warning: adult content From the BC Centre for Disease Control at this link http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/covid-19-and-sex Go down a little more than halfway, "Steps to protect yourself[...]". I especially enjoy the second-to-last bullet point. Don't think it will work for DH and I, though.
  15. Anyone else feeling a little nervous that their own governor will be inspired to roll out similar restrictions? I'm seriously tempted to run out and grab the soil and mulch we need within the next few days instead of waiting. Dh made a funny joke - maybe they're gradually moving toward shutting down all the hardware store type supplies, because everyone is going to try and tackle those long-waiting home improvement projects, hurt themselves, and need to go to the hospital... Let's ban the sale of power tools, stepladders, box cutters...
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