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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.

Cardiologist report: this doc was a major answer to prayer. He was appalled at the lack of communication from the previous doctor and apologized profusely even though it wasn't his fault. Dd's heart

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14 hours ago, Junie said:

Congratulations, Renai!

I *thought* that's what you were trying to say, but Slache was confusing me.  🙂

 

 That's Slash's job, remember? To confuse...

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4 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

How old is she? I've lost track of all the ITT kiddo's ages.

20. She turns 21 the end of September.

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18 minutes ago, Renai said:

I'm too young to be a grandmother.

Just pick out a cute chic name. ❤️

8 minutes ago, Renai said:

She's too young to be a mother.

She’ll learn. ❤️  She’s had a great teacher. 

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1 minute ago, Another Lynn said:

Just pick out a cute chic name. ❤️

She’ll learn. ❤️  She’s had a great teacher. 

Ugh. The name. I'm still trying to figure this one out. Dancer is just being goofy and coming up with weird crazy stuff!

Thanks! I'm a great teacher, just not a great mom.

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19 minutes ago, Renai said:

20. She turns 21 the end of September.

Oh, that's not way too young.

One of my aunts had a daughter at 17 and then my cousin also had a daughter at 17.  My aunt became a grandmother when she was 34!

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24 minutes ago, Renai said:

Ugh. The name. I'm still trying to figure this one out. Dancer is just being goofy and coming up with weird crazy stuff!

Thanks! I'm a great teacher, just not a great mom.

That's not true!  You're both!  

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:53 AM, Junie said:

Oh, that's not way too young.

One of my aunts had a daughter at 17 and then my cousin also had a daughter at 17.  My aunt became a grandmother when she was 34!

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3 hours ago, Servant4Christ said:

I'm trying to find a suitable, more masculine alternative to All-of-a-Kind Family. Something set in 1910s America. It's the only book left on our list that Oldest really would prefer not to read. I would have him read Rascal but he's already read it. Over and over and over again. It's one of his favorites. He's not totally opposed to estrogen. I think it's just the amount of estrogen. He's actually looking forward to Caddie Woodlawn and Naya Nuki.

Where in the school year does it fit in?  How old is your oldest?  Strong reader?  I ask, because maybe you don't put anything in that timeslot in case the student takes longer to read other stuff than planned and needs to catch up, or is burnt out from too much reading and needs a break?  Sometimes we can *gasp* overschedule.  I mean, I schedule a lot.  But in the past 8 years of homeschooling I have learned to just let some things go.  Change the plan.  Realize that that one book isn't going to make or break my child's education. (And oops, I may be doing it more than should be done this year! LOL)

Just a thought. YMMV

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2 hours ago, Renai said:

I'm too young to be a grandmother.

I was wondering how you were feeling about the situation.  I'm glad you are focusing on your age and not hers, though. ♥ Just think, you will have the energy and body to be the "fun" grandma.  You won't be remembered just by your old people smells and walking cane. It'll be your great-grandchildren who remember you that way!  FWIW, I had two great-grandmothers who were alive until I was in my 20s.  They were both great and spunky.  I think being young grandmothers made them spunky great-grandmothers.  So you model your future on that.  You're on your way to spunky greatness!

ETA: Oh, I see now you think she is too young.  Put that out of your head.  For most, a baby is the impetus to grow up, and they do so in grand fashion.  She'll be fine.  She has you!

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1 minute ago, Servant4Christ said:

Oldest is 9 but will be using this at ages 10/11 for 4th/5th grade. Strong reader and great comprehension, but sensitive. We're doing Notgrass AtB (at his request) and spreading it over 2 years so a new book for reading that corresponds somewhat to each time period every 2 weeks. Timewise, this book will be read in the first or second quarter of 5th grade.

Ah.  Strong reader and early in the year should be fine.  Doesn't sound like oldest has hit that Middle School muddle phase yet.  The one where it takes 4X as long to do anything and there is no desire for anything but sleep.  We're in that phase.  It sucks.  I'm promoting positive thinking in myself and am convinced next year will be better.  I won't need to say  "focus" 20X an hour.  We'll stick to the plan and get things done like in elementary.  We won't be schooling all summer just to finish last year.  It's going to be awesome.

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Fwiw, there have been times that I couldn't find a suitable literature book for a particular historical period or event, so I just gave them a book that I thought was worthwhile literature that I wanted them to read but might not have time to fit in otherwise.

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Just discovered that Amazon Prime has the 4th and final season of The Durrells in Corfu available.  I didn't even know there was a 4th season!  I've enjoyed the show more than the book, though I didn't read the entire series.

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1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

Just discovered that Amazon Prime has the 4th and final season of The Durrells in Corfu available.  I didn't even know there was a 4th season!  I've enjoyed the show more than the book, though I didn't read the entire series.

And then there are those series that the books never actually finished, causing chagrin amongst the readers (I'm looking at you, Game of Thrones, which I will never watch until the books are done...) 

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1 minute ago, Renai said:

And then there are those series that the books never actually finished, causing chagrin amongst the readers (I'm looking at you, Game of Thrones, which I will never watch until the books are done...) 

I did not know this about the show.  Am reading the 1st book, haven't watched the show.

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4 minutes ago, Susan in TN said:

I did not know this about the show.  Am reading the 1st book, haven't watched the show.

Just stop reading. You will be so perturbed about never reaching the end. Save yourself the angst.

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I have decided not to send Gymnast back to the homeschool program at the public school. Besides just basically being a babysitter while I work, if they open in the fall (which they are thinking not), I don't think they'll  have China-level precautions in place, which is the only thing I think I can agree to at the moment.

Random thought over. You may return to your regularly scheduled randomness.

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3 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

This is why I never start reading a series that isn't complete. The wait for the next book to release drives me nuts. I can only imagine the letdown if a series chose to NEVER complete.

I went into it blind; I had no idea. I was in the middle of a grad school program and needed light reading periodically. I think I got through the Hunger Games and that other dystopian series where everyone is separated into factions. Can't remember the name right now. Then I started Game of Thrones. All of it was through our library (digital), so thankfully I didn't spend any money.

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Back to previous random thought: but now I have to figure out what to do with Gymnast while I work, because I do have to work. I wanted to do a semester-long Science Time Spanish class that she can attend (the short classes are doing well, so why not?), but that would mean me writing yet another class this summer, and I don't think I have the time.

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We had a hard rain this afternoon and a beautiful rainbow as the sun was going down. We enjoyed it so much, I just felt like sharing. 

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1 hour ago, Skippy said:

We had a hard rain this afternoon and a beautiful rainbow as the sun was going down. We enjoyed it so much, I just felt like sharing. 

Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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1 hour ago, Skippy said:

We had a hard rain this afternoon and a beautiful rainbow as the sun was going down. We enjoyed it so much, I just felt like sharing. 

❤️

9 minutes ago, KrissiK said:

We had dinner at my parents’ house tonight. It was yummy. We are back now.

That is all.

❤️

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8 hours ago, Skippy said:

We had a hard rain this afternoon and a beautiful rainbow as the sun was going down. We enjoyed it so much, I just felt like sharing. 

So peaceful.  I love that!

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Good Morning!!!

No-COFFEE!!!!~D.  The Apocalypse has truly happened. My COFFEE~D-maker died.😩😩😩😩😩 life is not worth living. I don’t want to go to The Afsa. I think I have only been there once since the Apocalypse. Do they sell COFFEE!!~D- makers at the gas station??

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Good morning! Happy Friday! 

Tea is steeping. I will soon have the caffeine! 

(((Krissi))) You can do it! They probably have instant coffee at the gas station... Just make the fancy Dalgona coffee until you can get a new coffee maker delivered! 😉

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Krissi, why not rig something up until you can get one in the mail? Glass jar/bowl + mesh strainer + coffee filter and pour boiling water over the ground coffee? I use an Aeropress, which is the same concept.

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4 minutes ago, whitehawk said:

Krissi, why not rig something up until you can get one in the mail? Glass jar/bowl + mesh strainer + coffee filter and pour boiling water over the ground coffee? I use an Aeropress, which is the same concept.

Ima try this.

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4 minutes ago, Servant4Christ said:

I've been dealing with headaches off and on throughout this pregnancy (though nowhere near as much now as in the first trimester) and a little caffeine helps when Tylenol doesn't. So, last night I made myself a cup of iced tea because the weather was just too hot for coffee.... OH MY GOODNESS! I couldn't get to sleep! There must be a LOT more caffeine in the tea than in my coffee.

I think the caffeine in tea is somehow different from coffee. I didn't drink coffee for a few years, but had black tea every day. Then I had a cup of coffee and I was SO jittery. It was ridiculous! I now drink them interchangeably, but I can often feel a difference in my body between them. 

I hope you get to sleep tonight! Maybe try green tea in the afternoon? I used to make that with just a touch of cream and sugar and have it cold over ice in the afternoon. It was like green tea ice cream that way. 

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42 minutes ago, KrissiK said:

Ima try this.

Ok, the sun has peeked out from behind the clouds of despair. A new COFFEE!!,~D- maker has been ordered and stop-gap measure have been employed. 

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12 hours ago, Renai said:

Just stop reading. You will be so perturbed about never reaching the end. Save yourself the angst.

I learned my lesson on this one with Wheel of Time.  13 or 14 long books only to find out the author died before the last one.   Took years before his nephew or son or somebody finally wrote the last one.   Now I have to reread the entire series in order to finish.

12 hours ago, Renai said:

Divergent! That's the name of the other series.

These were a different kind of disappointment.  That ending was the worst.   Ranks up there with My Sister's Keeper for awful endings.

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Morning, It's Friday.   Meeting dd to workout as usual.  It's icky out so I think we're doing inside stuff again.  We've been doing some strength workouts but my back aches on one side today, the side that I occasionally "pull" and wind up in pain.  So I may need to take it easier.   I think we're doing legs today anyway, not back/arms.

For our summer schedule, I'm giving the kids the same amount of work, just giving them two weeks to do it.  I don't think either of them have done any yet this week.  Granted it was a short week, then dd going to the hospital but they need to work that out if they don't want to lose free time.  I spread it out so we'd have time to go to the lake.  Which we also didn't do this week except briefly on Tuesday. 

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I'd appreciate some good thoughts and prayers today. Dd18 is moving out today to her own apartment . And even though this is a happy exciting milestone from her perspective, it's a stressful one for me. I didn't sleep well last night. (Though a lot of that was because I was in mega pain after PT.).

 
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1 hour ago, KrissiK said:

Ok, the sun has peeked out from behind the clouds of despair. A new COFFEE!!,~D- maker has been ordered and stop-gap measure have been employed. 

Whew!  Crisis averted!  My first thought was similar - order with quick delivery and hit a Starbucks / Panera drive thru until it comes.  

8 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I'd appreciate some good thoughts and prayers today. Dd18 is moving out today to her own apartment . And even though this is a happy exciting milestone from her perspective, it's a stressful one for me. I didn't sleep well last night. (Though a lot of that was because I was in mega pain after PT.).

 

Praying!  

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3 hours ago, KrissiK said:

Ok, the sun has peeked out from behind the clouds of despair. A new COFFEE!!,~D- maker has been ordered and stop-gap measure have been employed. 

Whew!  That was a close one! ~D

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PlanPo

I have so many books in my Amazon cart right now.  I just keep thinking how much I will not want to keep treking to the library here.  It was great when DS was younger and we lived in PA. We were close enough to the library extension to walk.  Now it's really not that far, but there's Tampa traffic to contend with by the time I get off work.  Still, I have a lot more listed as ones to "borrow" that buy.  But those main readings are definitely being purchased.  Right?  Say yes.  I have been so close to hitting purchase for two days now.  And then I add another book, and think, "Well, there may be others..."  This is why I don't have an Amazon membership.  They make it waaaaay to easy to spend money.

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Oh, and I got DS permission to be in the CLRC Russian class even though he isn't yet 14, so I have to sign up (and pay!) for that.  More $$$.  But I don't speak Russian.  Needs must.

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2 minutes ago, ikslo said:

PlanPo

I have so many books in my Amazon cart right now.  I just keep thinking how much I will not want to keep treking to the library here.  It was great when DS was younger and we lived in PA. We were close enough to the library extension to walk.  Now it's really not that far, but there's Tampa traffic to contend with by the time I get off work.  Still, I have a lot more listed as ones to "borrow" that buy.  But those main readings are definitely being purchased.  Right?  Say yes.  I have been so close to hitting purchase for two days now.  And then I add another book, and think, "Well, there may be others..."  This is why I don't have an Amazon membership.  They make it waaaaay to easy to spend money.

You can check prices on abebooks?  That's how I justify my over-stocked bookshelves. 😄

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