Jump to content

Menu

Recommended Posts

27 minutes ago, Paradox5 said:

Girl Scouts are selling now. My youngest sister runs a troop up your way. (Idaho, right?)

No thanks. 🙂. We give up sweets for Lent. Although this year it would be more accurate to say we are trying to give up sweets. Not doing great. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 192k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Slache

    24947

  • Jean in Newcastle

    17416

  • Susan in TN

    17036

  • KrissiK

    15175

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

You know, saying "ignore this thread" to this group is like saying "don't push the big red button!" 

Homeschoolers.     They always think the rules don't apply to them.

Coming out of my long time lurking because I couldn't ignore this thread..  :leaving:

Posted Images

3 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

EDPo: Analytical Grammar was a disaster! I bought the download version so I am out ~$70. Oh well. And I am annoyed my kids take like under an hour for school every day yet still complain how "hard" it is. SHEESH!

So how's everyone's day? Servie and Bookie have been quiet lately. I hope all is well. Slache not done moving yet?

We have perfect outside weather. My lawn guy came and mowed down the forest that was my yard. Payday so bills paid and we have some left over! Shocker! Good thing considering how much I spent at The Homeschool Store yesterday and will need to spend a little more, too. I need to do Costco/AFSA/Kroger shopping to fill the bare pantry/fridge lest I end up with a house full of bears! (I have brown hair so I can't be Goldilocks.) Guess I better get on it then.

We are not having any lessons until Monday now! This weekend we will do some gardening and sewing too. Tomorrow I am having a haircut as I need one badly. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

My metro area is on edge, with one COVID case (picked up in Seattle) and... pretty much radio silence, except one restaurant has made public that he dined there and they closed for a day for a professional deep-cleaning service to ensure the safety of others.

I think if (when?) we see a few more, a mass shutdown would completely make sense, but people don't want to be seen as overreacting. Close the schools and you affect ~100k households. And with Raleigh being the capital and county seat, the state, county and municipalities all have to decide which offices close and which will carry on essential functions (keep issuing marriage licenses? overseeing road construction? etc., etc.). I'm currently planning to continue to go to things unless I have more reason not to, except will attend church online as that's by far the largest group of people I interact with (I'd estimate 400 any given Sunday) and the one with the most people over 60.

DH works for one of the companies that produce some of the Supplies Everyone Wants to Have on Hand right now, which is interesting.They told people at another location, "You can have as much overtime as you want right now." I wish they would tell him to start working from home, since all his work is on computers.

DS wants you to know he wishes he could play in a video game tournament.

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

My county has the state’s first official case of the plague. They closed the schools for a deep cleaning.  I think most people are still too focused on the tornado aftermath to be too concerned about the virus at this point. 

Rehearsal got out early tonight and I’ve been hired to play for a musical - The Music Man. I love that one! 

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

We are back from the ophthalmologist. DDis fine. She has a condition that mimics a very bad thing, but her condition is benign. All is stable and boring, which is a good thing.

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Susan in TN said:

My county has the state’s first official case of the plague. They closed the schools for a deep cleaning.  I think most people are still too focused on the tornado aftermath to be too concerned about the virus at this point. 

Rehearsal got out early tonight and I’ve been hired to play for a musical - The Music Man. I love that one! 

I love Music Man. The kids’ school did that one last Spring and we went. It was so good.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Girl Scouts are selling now. My youngest sister runs a troop up your way. (Idaho, right?)

We went through two boxes in two days. Thin mints and those caramel coconut thingies. Oh my word. Svengo.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, KrissiK said:

We went through two boxes in two days. Thin mints and those caramel coconut thingies. Oh my word. Svengo.

My all-time favorites (the coconut ones are Samoas)

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we have one case here, but we are so close to NYC and people go back and forth so much that I'm sure there's more.  

I LOVE frozen thin mints and not frozen Samoas.  Samoas get too hard if you freeze them.   I buy the Keebler version because they're available year round.  

Three classes today including our digging in the big pile of dirt boneyard.   Then kids may hang out a little longer.  Tomorrow I'm going to a small conference as a vendor, then as soon as I get home dh and I are running down to his mom's house for his niece's baby shower that's on Sunday.   The kids are staying home with the dog and oldest dd will be spending the night with them.  

I've been feeling blah all week.  Stuffy, congested, wheezy but not too bad and I think it's mainly allergy.  Our screwed up weather is making it really bad this year.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good morning!  It's sleep in FriYAY!  Coffee time.

I like thin mints, but don't like to have them a lot.  GS cookies are overall very low on my list of desirable treats.

I love the Music Man.  My brother and SIL took me to see it at the Opera House when dh was in Iraq which was a really lovely thing to do.  It reminded me that I had emotions which I had been denying for some time.

Speaking of denial, I must face Mt. Washmore today.  As well as some graduation related tasks.  But first, more Coffee!   

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Susan in TN said:

My county has the state’s first official case of the plague. They closed the schools for a deep cleaning.  I think most people are still too focused on the tornado aftermath to be too concerned about the virus at this point. 

Rehearsal got out early tonight and I’ve been hired to play for a musical - The Music Man. I love that one! 

Yeah, I saw the circle on the map this morning, and thought--that's close to Susan's place. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning!!!!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Friday!!!!

The only thing that got me out of bed this morning was promising myself that I can sleep in forever tomorrow, and even a few extra hours on Sunday (going to late service), if I just get out of bed NOW!!! Busy day today. Driving to the Big City to meet with an old family and meet and orient a new family. Then rush home, pick up DD from school, get her allergy shots, then come home and get DH and DS off to Man Camp (the reason I can sleep in forever tomorrow because DH won’t be around to wake me up. He tries hard, bless his heart, but he always wakes me up too early on a Saturday morning), and then an old friend is in town from out of state so she’s coming over to hang out.

The plague has hit our state and we are all GONNA DIE!!! Willy-nilly guy!! (Except me, because ITT Rules)

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, KrissiK said:

We went through two boxes in two days. Thin mints and those caramel coconut thingies. Oh my word. Svengo.

I don't actually like girl scout cookies - they taste like they have a chocolate-colored wax coating with a drop of mint oil in there somewhere.  Aldi sells "thin mints" and the peanut butter cookies - they taste much better.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I have been sick for the past two weeks.  It's not the plague.  It's just the crud (ie. common cold).  I'm almost all better. 

Yay for being almost better!  We are full throttle into early spring allergies.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good morning!

We are going on a hike in about 15 minutes.  I think I may have discovered why my new trail shoes don't fit like my previous pair - I was going to switch insoles with my old ones to see if that made a difference and discovered that someone added an additional Dr. Scholl's insole underneath the regular ortholite insole.  I am hoping that without the extra insole, the new shoes won't be too tight for actual hiking and my feet won't feel like they are cracking in half after a couple miles.  (They are comfortable for regular walking/daily wear.) Fingers crossed.

The kids are playing music for the Old Lady Party this afternoon and I have a wedding music rehearsal tonight.

Coffee!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I like a gluten free copy of Thin Mints put out by a company called “Goodie  Girl”

Yes! These are so good!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

There is lots of plague in my state. 

😞 ITT rules still apply.

8 hours ago, Critterfixer said:

I have no plague in my state, yet, but keep up with the maps every morning. 

In other testing news: end of day March 4, 10 tests were completed. By end of March 5, 16 tests were completed. Testing is obviously not a priority in NM. When I look at the US map, I can see there's a tiny corner at the top of NM where we can escape the plague..(we're surrounded by cases in every state but one, and Mexico...)

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

Sorry I haven't been posting. I've been reacting, though.

I've been cleaning like crazy. Not sure if this is nesting or me trying to distract myself from being sad. You won't hear me mention him much (he's passed away), but I've been missing True Oldest a LOT lately. It's suddenly hitting me pretty hard that Youngest and Itty Bitty will never meet him. I find myself biting my tongue when others assume I know nothing about the trials of raising a teenager. I have to remind myself they don't know. 

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing with us; if you ever want to talk about him we will be happy to listen.

(((Hugs)))

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I had string trio rehearsal tonight but actually had duet rehearsal because the cellist didn’t show up.  Especially annoying since she picked the rehearsal time.  No response to our text so not sure what’s going on.  I don’t really know her well.  If I can’t get in touch with her by Sunday I’ll have ds15 learn the cello part.

The kids played for the Old Lady Party. 2 of the songs were from Disney movies but I’m pretty sure no one was familiar with Wreck It Ralph or Moana!  😁  Ruby was there today - haven’t seen her for months!  The fire alarm went off for a while so that was exciting. 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m back from a pretty crazy day. Met with two families. One is a new student. It was nice meeting hm. The other was and existing student. I love talking to his mom. 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Somebody lit a fire under Jesn!

 

Jean, come back home to ITT now!

One of us may need to go get her before she gets into trouble...😂

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Spudater said:

30 weeks!  Tater Tot is 3/4 of the way done!

Make sure to rotate and flip so the tater doesn’t stick to the pan!  I think if you stand on your head and spin around, that should do it.  Post video so we know you’ve done this.  Very important

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ikslo said:

Make sure to rotate and flip so the tater doesn’t stick to the pan!  I think if you stand on your head and spin around, that should do it.  Post video so we know you’ve done this.  Very important

Lol, this is a very fancy self-rotating tater. All you have to do is tell her she’s pretty, play an episode of Star Trek, or try to sleep. 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/5/2020 at 2:51 PM, Paradox5 said:

EDPo: Analytical Grammar was a disaster! I bought the download version so I am out ~$70.

EdPo Response:

Was for us as well.  Except we got it free off a curriculum donation table at co-op.  Now I know why they were giving it away.  Blech 🤮

ETA:  it’s an AG horror Booyah!  

 

Edited by ikslo
  • Like 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Spudater said:

Lol, this is a very fancy self-rotating tater. All you have to do is tell her she’s pretty, play an episode of Star Trek, or try to sleep. 

Oooohhh!  You got the advanced model!  Lucky!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

How is your foot?

Still swollen after two weeks. Dh and I can’t make the tape stick to wrap it correctly. I will look for my ACE bandage today. A bit discouraged about it actually. And poor Juliet is going stir crazy from not getting enough exercise. 

  • Sad 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning!!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Saturday!!!! 
It is a weekend with no plans. The best kind ever!!!

DH and DS made it up to Man Camp fine. I got some texts.

The girls are still asleep.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

NM is completely surrounded by plague, so now our escape route is blocked.

Doing last minute house prep to receive DH's mom who is coming in on a direct van this afternoon. I taught my last class this morning, and started packing that stuff so I can work at my mom's house. I want to do a last Walmart pick-up, which if I time it right, should be around the same time we pick up MIL at the same place. We also need to wash clothes. I bought new sheets for the bed, because... 

Gymnast and I are supposed to be leaving Monday morning.

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought fudge stripe cookies at Aldi today - my cheap & easy “graham crackers and chocolate bars“ substitute for s'mores.  I ran into a friend in the parking lot who said Costco was a madhouse.  I don't shop at Costco, so maybe it's always this crazy the first Saturday of the month, but I expect it's at least partly due to The Plague.

I need to remember how to turn off auto-correct on this thing.  It's driving me nuts!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...