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8 minutes ago, Paradox5 said:

Who needs points and for what? I feel like I missed something.

Everyone may or may not need points and they are used for whatever or nothing at all.  ITT is very accomodating that way.

YES!! It's an ITT Points Policy Booyah!

This is the thread that never ends,
It just goes on and on my friends.
People started posting not knowing what it was,
And they will keep on posting here forever just because...
 
This is the thread that never ends
You'd best come join it with your friends
'Cuz it will replace Facebook as the latest web-based craze
And everyone will post here instead for the rest of their days

This is the thread that's always there
They'll cheer you up so don't despair
The group is growing well as more people start checking in
And we'll keep sucking them in because our cheer is addictive

This is the thread that never ends
It's better than a Mercedes Benz
It helps with coffee withdrawal and other troubles, too
Eighteen hundred pages of friends all cheering for you

This thread keeps going on and on
with record-setting length and fun
It started forty-eight months ago from curiosity
and all the fun and frolic has shown this is the place to be

This is the thread that never ends...
And the place where one finds special friends,
the kind that have hearts that are strong and true
Yes, ITT ladies, I am talking to you! 

This is the thread that never ends
Yeah, it's superior to other trends
Friends start out scratching their head in confusion, perhaps
But then the laughter strikes and they gratefully tip their caps.

This is the thread that never ends
I had no idea when I entered in
That what seems a little nuts might actually save me
From going insane on days that are crazy 🤗

This is the thread that never ends....

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The power of suggestion isn't just for children, apparently. First, ditching the majority of our curriculum for the freedom of just enjoying learning. Then, books of booklists. Now, (I cannot believe I just did this) I cooked breakfast for dinner and and actually ate eggs with SALSA on top! Final verdict: Eggs are surprisingly good when drenched with salsa. It completely disguises the eggy-ness.

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9 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

Bookie: Thank you! I just put Give Your Child the World in my Amazon cart and wondered if I should also get Honey for a Child's Heart, too? I can't believe I'm looking at books of booklists and getting excited. Never thought I'd see the day.

I may have the Honey book still on my shelf. You can have it if I find it - tomorrow. 

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14 minutes ago, Renai said:

Wow. I just read the first and last page of Paradox's Calvert thread...

NOOOO!! Save yourself!! I’m surprised it hasn’t been locked or erased yet. I’m really embarrassed by it.

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Just now, Paradox5 said:

NOOOO!! Save yourself!! I’m surprised it hasn’t been locked or erased yet. I’m really embarrassed by it.

I knew some people had particular thoughts, but am surprised about some others, and their delivery of said thoughts. Don't worry, I started with the last page, then went to the first page to see where the derailing began. I don't plan to go any further. 

I was unpleasantly surprised. Don't be embarrassed. People's thoughts are their own.

Does the original poster no longer have the authority to delete their own posts anymore? I thought that was a thing.

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8 hours ago, ThatBookwormMom said:

 the huge, wandering thread Paradox posted in K-8, and I have something to say to those of you who read it and now feel like "bad" homeschoolers. Are you listening? I'll speak up, so everyone can hear me.

***IF WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WORKING FOR YOUR FAMILY, YOU WIN AT HOMESCHOOLING***

For real. I'll give you the trophy myself. Not one of you are negligent homeschoolers, and anyone who wants to somehow shame you for meeting the needs of YOUR kids ought to be ashamed of themselves. I applaud each of you.

That is all.

I made the mistake of going back and reading more.  I shouldn't have.   I wanted to jump in and argue.  But knew that would be a mistake.  It's wasn't an argument that could be won.  So I let it go and satisfied myself with liking certain posts/posters to show some support since I chickened out on continuing to post.

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I shouldn't say "continuing" to post.  I posted once.  

Had my annual(ish) physical today.  I'm healthy except needing to lose a minimum of 20 pounds.  That gets me to a still overweight but probably a lot healthier weight.   Still have to go do the blood work part of things.

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1 hour ago, Servant4Christ said:

 Eggs are surprisingly good when drenched with salsa. It completely disguises the eggy-ness.

I need somebody to advance it another level and disguise the salsaness.

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On 11/12/2019 at 4:32 PM, Paradox5 said:

I’m sitting in the schoolroom thinking, “ Why am I so cold?” I go check the thermostat. It’s set to 68 AC!!! Apparently one of the kids was hot and turned it on. SIGH! I think my kids are so used to being hot that any feeling of heat like from the heating being on makes them feel like they are roasting.

 

Lol---if our thermostat is set at 68, it's because my dh hasn't noticed yet that I snuck by and cranked it up that high.  He keeps it at 62 and thinks I'm absolutely crazy to want it at 68.   

 

9 hours ago, ThatBookwormMom said:

Okay folks, I just finished the huge, wandering thread Paradox posted in K-8, and I have something to say to those of you who read it and now feel like "bad" homeschoolers. Are you listening? I'll speak up, so everyone can hear me.

***IF WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WORKING FOR YOUR FAMILY, YOU WIN AT HOMESCHOOLING***

For real. I'll give you the trophy myself. Not one of you are negligent homeschoolers, and anyone who wants to somehow shame you for meeting the needs of YOUR kids ought to be ashamed of themselves. I applaud each of you.

That is all.

 

Amen.  

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1 hour ago, Renai said:

I knew some people had particular thoughts, but am surprised about some others, and their delivery of said thoughts. Don't worry, I started with the last page, then went to the first page to see where the derailing began. I don't plan to go any further. 

I was unpleasantly surprised. Don't be embarrassed. People's thoughts are their own.

Does the original poster no longer have the authority to delete their own posts anymore? I thought that was a thing.

 

Agreed. Definitely don't feel embarrassed, Paradox.  Your posts were great; the hijacking was not cool.  

1 hour ago, Where's Toto? said:

I made the mistake of going back and reading more.  I shouldn't have.   I wanted to jump in and argue.  But knew that would be a mistake.  It's wasn't an argument that could be won.  So I let it go and satisfied myself with liking certain posts/posters to show some support since I chickened out on continuing to post.

 

I did the same.... lots of liking (of all y'all); but no posting (though there is tons I'd sure like to say).  I've done that once before on this topic and it was one time too many.

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Trophies for me for finally figuring out how to multi quote on this new platform!  (I know.  So obvious, and the platform is hardly new anymore.)

Yesterday's labor did me in.  I can't figure out if I'm suffering from allergies, or mildly ill, or just old.   Probably just old.  I held up long enough to get us all through Bible study, and have been useless ever since.  

Actually, I'm remembering now that I only got 3 hours of interrupted sleep last night, so that's one likely culprit, too.  

 

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We're home.  Supper consumed, dishwasher loaded and running, new red clothing (mostly Christmas picture items) washed and in the dryer.   We're in PJ's, watching a Christmas movie.

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1 hour ago, myblessings4 said:

We're home.  Supper consumed, dishwasher loaded and running, new red clothing (mostly Christmas picture items) washed and in the dryer.   We're in PJ's, watching a Christmas movie.

Our favorite Christmas movie is The Muppet Christmas Carol. I'm not allowed to suggest it until after Thanksgiving, though. We also have Charlie Brown Christmas. The best part- Linus on that stage.

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Church people who were supposed to come for dinner apparently didn't know so didn't show. More cake for us!! Does this happen to you, too, Maize? 

Youth night done. In bed now. I'll be awake for a few more hours. Maybe watch a movie. I watched Detective Pikachu last night. So cute! Scotsman is watching Stargate: Atlantis. That one is too scary/intense for me. I'm a wimp.

I have been researching Novare science. I don't think we are going to be able to use it cause he states the expensive lab equipment is required as are the complicated labs or else my son will be at a HUGE disadvantage once he gets to college science classes. I also don't like the way he 'sounds'. He is quite derisive of other programs without naming them but everyone knows he is talking about Apologia. It just hits me funny.

I'm back at BJU dlo, even though they are really nutsy on some things, and I said no way, no how. I know it will get done. Does that mean I'm 'selling out'? I don't think every subject needs to be crafted from scratch or that we should never use a textbook (mainstream or otherwise) or else we are no better than a brick and mortar school.

Renai, I can delete my own posts but not the thread itself that I know of.

 

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19 minutes ago, Paradox5 said:

Our favorite Christmas movie is The Muppet Christmas Carol. I'm not allowed to suggest it until after Thanksgiving, though. We also have Charlie Brown Christmas. The best part- Linus on that stage.

That's right, no Christmas movies until Thanksgiving!

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3 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

NOOOO!! Save yourself!! I’m surprised it hasn’t been locked or erased yet. I’m really embarrassed by it.

Ok, I WENT.

I READ, but only a very little (as in the original question and last couple of posts.)

I SWAM. I hope it's helpful at veering things back to the subject at hand, not the battle of who homeschools better and what method is best. We all homeschool according to our own convictions and use whatever method best suits our families. There is no right or wrong way. Just different.

If a shark (or a squillion sharks) come after me, call the ITT coast guard rescue people or something because lifeguards won't be enough.

BTW Bookie, your post was beautiful, inspiring, and gives me an amazing amount of respect for you and your husband choosing to raise and educate your children according to your convictions. That is something to be confident in. A squillion trophies to you!

Goodnight all!

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43 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

Ok, I WENT.

I READ, but only a very little (as in the original question and last couple of posts.)

I SWAM. I hope it's helpful at veering things back to the subject at hand, not the battle of who homeschools better and what method is best. We all homeschool according to our own convictions and use whatever method best suits our families. There is no right or wrong way. Just different.

If a shark (or a squillion sharks) come after me, call the ITT coast guard rescue people or something because lifeguards won't be enough.

BTW Bookie, your post was beautiful, inspiring, and gives me an amazing amount of respect for you and your husband choosing to raise and educate your children according to your convictions. That is something to be confident in. A squillion trophies to you!

Goodnight all!

I went back and read this, too. So beautiful. You are amazing!

Servie, I responded to your attempt to pull it back round the twist. AND added a little at the end which should end the thread, in theory. Read it and tell me what you think.

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42 minutes ago, Renai said:

That's right, no Christmas movies until Thanksgiving!

But Renai, PLEASE??

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17 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I am watching Nature. Juliet is mesmerized by giraffes but growls at the komodo dragon. 

Did you do the things today?

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6 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Who needs points and for what? I feel like I missed something.

It’s one of those little services we provide that make this thread what it is.

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I am home. In bed. Two of three cats have been located and given the boot. Third cat is AWOL. Two of four children are in bed. DH is in a bus somewhere in South Korea, supposedly on his way to the airport. He rather likes South Korea. Maybe I should go with him next time.

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6 hours ago, Servant4Christ said:

Bookie: Thank you! I just put Give Your Child the World in my Amazon cart and wondered if I should also get Honey for a Child's Heart, too? I can't believe I'm looking at books of booklists and getting excited. Never thought I'd see the day.

I'm going to say yes, because I always say yes to a well-done booklist book. I enjoy Honey for a Child's Heart, but in the interest of full disclosure I'll also confess to owning The Read-Aloud Handbook and A Read-Aloud Family, too (as well as printouts of several online booklists). I may have a condition. 

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8 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Church people who were supposed to come for dinner apparently didn't know so didn't show. More cake for us!! Does this happen to you, too, Maize? 

 

Embarrassing truth: my home is rarely clean enough for guests so I rarely invite them.

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I didn't think the Calvert thread was so awful. Maybe because I like the people who were posting even if we don't always agree.

I feel pretty strongly about "mental health comes first and trumps all other priorities".

Maybe I'll post a spin-off.

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We are meeting a new cello teacher today.

Ds14 took cello for a couple of years when he was younger. He has been asking to take lessons again, and now ds9 and ds7 both say they want to do cello as well.

I'm going to see if the teacher is willing to do lessons every other week; teachers don't usually like that because kids don't progress as fast and because it is simpler to schedule weekly but I'm hoping she'll be sympathetic to the fact that lessons for three kids is tough on the budget and as homeschoolers we can use daytime slots that don't need to fit around others in her studio.

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I liked a lot of the discussion on the Calvert thread, but I didn't like that so many felt judged. Honestly, half the time when threads spin out onto wandering territory like that, I can't figure out how certain people get from x to y. I'm left scratching my head like, "But nobody actually *said* that! Why are you so upset?" I do enjoy the philosophical discussions, but I think it was rude to hijack the way it was. It took 5 pages to get to Paradox's original point!

Anyway, it's morning again. Thursday morning, and I've done very little that I planned to do this week. Unplanned things happened, like a text exchange with my older brother that reminded me why I keep a close boundary with my FOO, and a phone call with a very dear friend which reminded me that God has provided me with family and community in other ways. Like you guys. 🥰 

Today we're going to do lessons and some planning, clean the house, and go to the post office. I would love second sleep, though. Or maybe third sleep? Squishy woke up in the middle of the night to go potty (yay!), but in his sleepy state he fell in the bowl and screamed so loudly when his rear touched the water that it woke up the whole family at 1 a.m. It took me 2 hours to fall asleep again.

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8 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

I went back and read this, too. So beautiful. You are amazing!

Servie, I responded to your attempt to pull it back round the twist. AND added a little at the end which should end the thread, in theory. Read it and tell me what you think.

I hope it works, I love your post.  

I think part of what bothered me about that thread was that I like a lot of the people posting and I felt they were being very judgmental and harsh about people's choices.   I was surprised to see it from some of them.  

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I can breathe out of both nostrils and I'm not hungover because no Nyquil. I'm eating fries.

I've always wanted to learn cello. And guitar and sax. And Russian.

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My house is beyond embarrassing and crossing into some other territory now.   I already mentioned how I forgot to do laundry last weekend.   I spent my week off and last weekend getting all classes and school planned for two weeks, to get through to Thanksgiving.  Since I wont' have to spend this coming weekend working on classes or school, I should be able to get a lot of cleaning done then.  It's just for this week that things are BAD.

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Do you guys realize there are actually a TON of kind of cool emojis?   Can some of you not see them?  On phones maybe?

🐉🐉

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5 minutes ago, Where's Toto? said:

Do you guys realize there are actually a TON of kind of cool emojis?   Can some of you not see them?  On phones maybe?

🐉🐉

Don't set ITT on fire!

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Good morning!

I'm in bed pretending to be sleeping until the kids race in at 7:00 for the traditional Birthday Morning Tackle.

Today I am 50 years old!

Coffee!

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8 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Servie, I responded to your attempt to pull it back round the twist. AND added a little at the end which should end the thread, in theory. Read it and tell me what you think.

Hope it helped. And no worries, I honestly have no interest in Calvert. Just wanted to help you take back your thread and get back to the original topic.

I loved how you ended it! 🤣

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20 minutes ago, Susan in TN said:

Good morning!

I'm in bed pretending to be sleeping until the kids race in at 7:00 for the traditional Birthday Morning Tackle.

Today I am 50 years old!

Coffee!

It's not kind to tackle old people.

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Good morning!  It's Friday Eve!!  Yay!  Coffee is brewing and ds is getting ready for school.  The usual today--school for ds, work, school for both while at work.  I took some chicken tortilla soup out of the freezer for supper.  

It's cold and a bit rainy.  Hopefully it will rain enough to cancel softball open field this evening so dh can come home earlier and help DD figure out what she needs to turn in for school.

I ordered more Christmas presents yesterday.

The hibiscus outside the living room window is about ready to be trimmed down for winter.  The leaves are slightly black from the freeze.  

 

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I did laundry, made breakfast and finished inspection work.

Good night!

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10 minutes ago, Slache said:

Good night!

Good morning!

***EdPo***

When you're feeling better and have time, I'd love to hear more specifically how YOU'RE using TG. I keep tracking mine.... Let's go Amazon! Can't you deliver mine by drone?

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Time to tackle the mountain of dishes I created this morning making breakfast for the family. They love waking up to breakfast smells and I love that they come to the table smiling through the sleepy.

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