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COFFEE!!~D

Tuesday!!!

School and work!!!

it wasn’t as cold as predicted, but the cats still stayed in. They were happy.

Jeannie, did you find your. Red resistance band?? Did you look in the shed behind the lawnmower?

 

yay!! I got a Booya/h!! It’s a Red Resistance Bamd Booya/h!!

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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.

The Story of the Snickerdoodles   It all started so innocently. One of my cousins posted on Facebook, "I love snickerdoodles." I posted, "If you lived close to me, I'd bake some and bring them over.

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Good morning!

I have big dreams for today.  We'll see how long this attitude lasts, lol.  Fold and put away laundry - without interruptions I could get it done in a half hour, so in reality it might take 2 hours.  I want to go to AFSA and look for some things, including quick snacks and microwave meals for dd22 to take back to school.  And then also pick up a couple things at The Magical Organic Store (Whole Foods).

Life Together, so far, is not what I expected.  Wow does he ever put his finger on all my painful issues.  But I will keep reading it because it's good and good for me.

Coffee!

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4 minutes ago, Critterfixer said:

Morning. It was warm and rainy yesterday. Now it's cold and sunny.

I think we got about 3 inches of rain last night.  Nothing severe this far north - Alabama seems to get all the nasty winter storms.  Today is warm and some sun.  Cold tomorrow.

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Dd18 and ds16 had their orchestra rehearsal last night - they really enjoyed it.  The kids were all spaced out in the room with everyone wearing masks, but at least they were playing with other humans. Beethoven's 5th Symphony.  I was immensely jealous!

 

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3 hours ago, Junie said:

@Slache

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and praying for you.

Sending love and hugs.

Thank you. I'm slowly getting better. I'm doing things around the house again.

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A (sheepish) hello to everyone!

I haven't been on the boards in a while, but have missed you all.  Ducklings are all doing well, and are growing so quickly.  I don't get much screen time these days, but do enjoy following each of you as much as possible.  

Love and hugs to all of you! 

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3 hours ago, KrissiK said:

Jeannie, did you find your. Red resistance band?? Did you look in the shed behind the lawnmower?

 

 

Susan is the one who lost her red resistance band.  Probably in the soup pot.  I have my red resistance bands and yellow ones and blue ones and purple and one black one.  I also have red (and other color) resistance tubes and loops. 

But ironically despite having acquired all of that I have slacked off from Xenaing lately.  And doubly ironically I have lost a tiny bit of weight since slacking off. 

But I won't slack off forever.  I just need a certain amount of "hard things" bandwidth to do it and lately that's been filled up with other things. 

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2 hours ago, Slache said:

Thank you. I'm slowly getting better. I'm doing things around the house again.

Slachey!  You came! ❤️

2 hours ago, lots of little ducklings said:

A (sheepish) hello to everyone!

I haven't been on the boards in a while, but have missed you all.  Ducklings are all doing well, and are growing so quickly.  I don't get much screen time these days, but do enjoy following each of you as much as possible.  

Love and hugs to all of you! 

Ducks! ❤️
 

It's just not the same here without y'all!  

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In other news, I started crying at the AFSA oatmeal shelf while trying to pick out things to send with dd22 to school.  Why do oatmeal packets have so few calories?!? I bought some chocolate to make up for the lack of calories.

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Good Morning!!!

COFFEE~D

Humph Day!!!

Cat woke me up at 4:00am by walking over my feet. I put her out and surprisingly was able to fall back asleep.

School and work. Work has been insanely busy lately. I am exhaustified.

We’re supposed to be getting a gully washer of a series of storms over the next three days. The ark is built and ready.

 

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6 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Contractors finished drywall, texturing in the kitchen.  It's ready to paint. 

There is dust EVERYWHERE.  I did spend some time dusting tonight but did I mention that it's everywhere? 

There is dust everywhere here, too, and we're not having any construction done!  Lol.  

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Good Morning!

Happy Wednesday!

I've been in lots of pain for the last few days.  I think my medicine might need to be adjusted when I see my rheumatologist next month. 😞  And the weather isn't helping much, either.

Online weather still thinks I live in Saskatchewan.  I'm so glad I don't have their weather.  Their windchill temperature today is 65 degrees lower than ours.  (And it's not very warm here.)

 

 

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Good morning!

My morning has been full of mini panic attacks over stupid things.  Don't know why.  I'm trying to think of something big looming that is making me anxious.  Or it could be the excessive amounts of calcium in my blood which can cause anxiety and all that mess. My brain feels like it's getting electric shock therapy, lol.  
    
We have normal lessons and a zoom music history class this afternoon.  I should go take the puppy for a long walk before it rains. 

Coffee!

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4 minutes ago, Junie said:

Online weather still thinks I live in Saskatchewan.  I'm so glad I don't have their weather.  Their windchill temperature today is 65 degrees lower than ours.  (And it's not very warm here.)

Huh.  That's cold!  (Maybe the Weather thinks you are in witness protection and is trying to conceal your true location.)

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1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

Anyone have that service done where they suck all the dust and crud out of your air ducts?  I am wondering if that would cut down on the amount of dust in my house.

I have had that done. It didn’t seem to make a difference but it is hard to tell. 

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4 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I have had that done. It didn’t seem to make a difference but it is hard to tell. 

Quoting myself to say that what did seem to help was putting these little vent filters (you can get them at Home Depot) under each of the vent covers. But you probably do want to vacuum out the ducts first. 

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18 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Quoting myself to say that what did seem to help was putting these little vent filters (you can get them at Home Depot) under each of the vent covers. But you probably do want to vacuum out the ducts first. 

I am wondering if it's so dusty in here because we had construction done on the house before we moved in, plus our windows are not what you'd call air-tight (which is how we want it, tbh).  My mom said that the amount of dust in her house decreased dramatically when they got new windows, so that might be a factor.  
   
I will look for those vent filters!  And check prices on the duct cleaning.

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PSA: It is not a good idea to file the FAFSA for one child, try to convince a university to allow a student to change their meal plan mid-year, help that college student file her taxes, and run out of coffee creamer all on the same day.

I wonder if my bike has any air in the tires.

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I made another sheet pan dinner - honey mustard chicken with baby carrots and Brussels sprouts.  It was pretty good.  I think it could have used a bit more sauce on the chicken.  I only needed one pan of it because half of the family was not home for dinner.  Oh well.  Leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Did I tell you about the first time I made Brussels sprouts?  They were so awful that I told everyone they were not required to eat them and we threw them outside for the squirrels to eat.  The squirrels wouldn't touch them either, lol! 😁

(The Bsprouts turned out fine tonight.  Was I supposed to put sauce on them, too?  The recipe didn't say to, so I just put them on the pan plain.)

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4 hours ago, Susan in TN said:

Krissi, have you needed the blow-up raft yet?  Mud-slide skis? 

Well, we got some rain, but not the deluge they were predicting. Still have two more days of it, though. Supposedly it’s one of those atmospheric rivers.

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That does sound nice, Jean.

I'm up early and probably will be for the next few days. One of my dogs is having excess drinking and urinating at the moment. Treating for UTI, but I'm suspicious of an underlying endocrine issue. She's about eight, so young, but I have her set up for bloodwork this Saturday. Other than leaving lakes in the house, she's fine. But I don't like dealing with indoor floods, so I'm having to take her out about every three hours around the clock.

Because of that, the only thing I can do is become nocturnal for the next couple of days. I'm scheduled myself sleeping time between 11 and 5 this evening when the boys can take the dogs out, and I can shut the door to the bedroom and sleep. Getting up every three hours at night just isn't allowing me to go back to sleep, and DH can't get back to sleep either. So this seemed to be the only logical solution.

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Morning.  I'm still feeling blah.   I'm pretty sure it's just the winter blahs.  It's going to be very cold around here the next few days with a day or two of below zero windchills.  Pretty unusual for us but it will really test out our new split heating system.  

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Good Morning!

Happy Thursday!

It's cold and a bit windy here.  I'm staying inside.

It feels like soup weather, except most of the people in this house don't like soup.  I might make it anyway.

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!~D

Friday Eve!!!

School and Work!!

Day two of the Atmospheric River. We’ll see what it brings us.

Yay for soup-bearing contractors, Jeannie.

Boo for puppies with UTIs, Critter. I hope you can manage to get some sleep.

Boo for the blahs, Toto. I hope you are able to feel better soon.

Yay for staying indoors on a blustery day, Junie. Make that soup. I only like soup if it’s full of stuff. Not too watery.

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11 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

I  brought home some dented cans that were donated to our "food bank" but that we aren't allowed to give out.  Hopefully we won't die.

Not a chance!

11 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Half the time my "u" key won't work the first time and I have to go back and hit it again. 

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Ugh.  😁

8 hours ago, KrissiK said:

Well, we got some rain, but not the deluge they were predicting. Still have two more days of it, though. Supposedly it’s one of those atmospheric rivers.

That sounds exciting!  I envision hang-glide-kayaking through the countryside.

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Today seems to be going much better than yesterday, despite the fact that I got much  less sleep.  I'm having my late lunch (cheerios w/freeze dried apples and almond milk and parmesan crisps).  Ds's zoom cello lesson starts in a half hour, and there is Aldi take-n-bake pizza for dinner.

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2 hours ago, KrissiK said:

The Atmospheric River is still with us. No flooding or parasailing, Susan. Just consistent rain, which is good. We need it.

I'm glad that you're keeping the atmospheric river down there for the most part this time.  We don't need it.  (It's rained some off and on but it's also our rainy season so that's nothing new.  But not like we get when we have the atmospheric river here.  That's when we get things like flooding.) 

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Good morning!

Yay for rain!  And also no rain! 😄

So yesterday when I was a Publix getting ladyfingers and mascarpone, the checkout guy asked if I was making a recipe or if I just really liked ladyfingers.  I told him my daughter was making a recipe and the guy in line behind me said (in a very heavy Italian accent) that he congratulated dd for using mascarpone for the tiramasu, because Some People think you can use cream cheese, but it just is not the good thing.  He was an Italian chef and dd12 was so tickled about the whole thing. 🙂

I should have brought gloves on Chester's morning constitutional.  It's COLD out there!  24 degrees.  And I tossed a tennis ball to him in the park and his leash got off my hand and he tore off across the field.  I lured him back over to me with an irresistibly big stick.

Coffee!

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