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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.

Daddy update:  Yesterday, the doctors decided to put in a trach and a feeding tube. He's been intubated for 7 days. The longest they can keep you intubated is 14 days. After that, the risk of infecti

Happy Friday Eve.  Coffee is going fast.  So is dd's spring break.  I should really be getting more done.  

Diaries - I don't keep one for all the aforementioned reasons.  The "boundary keeper" in me would say no to reading someone else's, the "historian" in me would say it's a shame to just toss them.  So, I guess it would depend on whose it was.  I think I would be more inclined to read a grandparent's than a parent's.  I don't think I would read a sibling's at all.  #felpful

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Morning.  Happy Thursday!  Another week almost done.

I occasionally keep a dairy/journal, when something happens that I feel the need to write it down.  I'm super bad at keeping up with them unless it's an unusual tense situation.   In the cases where I do keep one, since the main purpose is just to get things out, I write very quickly in a very messy handwriting.  That way I don't have to worry about anyone else reading it because I can barely read my handwriting when its like that.  I can guarantee nobody else is going to be able to interpret it. 

DD and I didn't meet today because she had a doctors appointment.   I've been doing a short walk every morning even when I don't meet with her.   The entire loop is 1/2 mile but it's got some fairly steep hills which I'm trying to build up my tolerance for.   And I'm doing tai chi every morning.  

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Good morning!  Happy April Fools Day!

And a Blessed Maundy Thursday!

Lynn, that's how I feel about diaries.  The couple times I have kept a diary they have been read by People and so part of me feels an inclination to revenge.  However, those people don't keep diaries so it would be sorta pointless, lol.

High school kids have tutorial on zoom today.  I need to go to Aldi and hike hills again.     Dh and I are helping with music for Maundy Thursday service tonight.
   
Coffee!

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Morning. My state opened up for kids 16 and up to get vaccinated. So now I get to start the hunt for vaccine for my kids. Got a lead on a place in town to check out here when they open.

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22 hours ago, Renai said:

You are not multitasking. You are task switching very rapidly. Each time costs the brain a few tenths of a second, so it isn't really noticeable. It can take up to 40 percent longer to complete tasks when done this way, however.

I've been thinking on this. I realized why I do what I do. Take tutoring math and dishes. Tutoring math is 45 minutes, but only 10 of those minutes are actual work, so tutoring math is a waste of 35 minutes. If I do dishes and tutor there are those losses of a second or two every time I switch tasks, but it's still a gain of 34 minutes. So, not multitasking, but efficient. Interesting.

13 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Yesterday I got another small section finished on my weeding.

I thought this said wedding. I know I've been out a lot, but sheesh.

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The Two Youngest have spent the morning booby-trapping the house.  There was a large pile of stuffed animals that was supposed to fall on my head when I came in from Aldi, but the scotch tape held too well to the ceiling, lol.

I think I will plan to go hill hiking at 1:00.  I am really pushing myself to do this at least 5 times a week for the next two weeks because after that I will have to go a couple weeks with no real exercise.  That will give me only 6 more weeks to build up some major leg and cardio strength before the backpacking trip.

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2 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Looks like state guidelines say that we can sleep in cabins in camp as long as we keep each cabin as a "cohort".  This is a huge answer to prayer. 

That's awesome!!

Camp camp-caaaaaammmp!  Campity-caaaaaaammmmp!!

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6 hours ago, Slache said:

I've been thinking on this. I realized why I do what I do. Take tutoring math and dishes. Tutoring math is 45 minutes, but only 10 of those minutes are actual work, so tutoring math is a waste of 35 minutes. If I do dishes and tutor there are those losses of a second or two every time I switch tasks, but it's still a gain of 34 minutes. So, not multitasking, but efficient. Interesting.

I thought this said wedding. I know I've been out a lot, but sheesh.

Yep, they’re done shackin’ up. They’re gonna make it official!!🤣

 

Just kidding, Jeannie!!

 

 

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The Portal finally opened. 
 

Went to the dermatologist today. Got a thing removed. Then went to Target and Hobby Lobby and Rubio’s for lunch. Yummy fish tacos.

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9 hours ago, Junie said:

Good Morning!

Happy Thursday! (Already!)

The week seems to be flying by and I am not sure what I've accomplished.

I know exactly what I´ve accomplished: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

 

8 hours ago, Critterfixer said:

Morning. My state opened up for kids 16 and up to get vaccinated. So now I get to start the hunt for vaccine for my kids. Got a lead on a place in town to check out here when they open.

As of this upcoming Monday, our state is also open to 16 and up. Since my child is under 16, however, it doesn't apply to our family...😅

 

7 hours ago, Slache said:

I've been thinking on this. I realized why I do what I do. Take tutoring math and dishes. Tutoring math is 45 minutes, but only 10 of those minutes are actual work, so tutoring math is a waste of 35 minutes. If I do dishes and tutor there are those losses of a second or two every time I switch tasks, but it's still a gain of 34 minutes. So, not multitasking, but efficient. Interesting.

I thought this said wedding. I know I've been out a lot, but sheesh.

Yes, there are some things I can task switch on, but as a probably-undiagnosed ADHD adult, it is an unwise decision. Put ADHD Gymnast and ADHD Maestra Renai together, and neither tutoring or dishes will get done...well maybe 2 hours later. 0% gain. 🤣

 

5 hours ago, Susan in TN said:

Also, @Renai I am super duper excited to have the opportunity to visit and hike in your beautiful state. 😊

Yay! When will you get here?

 

25 minutes ago, Wheres Toto said:

I have an appointment for my first vaccine tomorrow afternoon.  Yippee.  That will give me until Monday to deal with any side effects.  Hopefully that's long enough.

Which one are you getting? I had the Pfizer and most side effects happened on the day after (mine was on a Tuesday, around 12:30pm). I was able to still teach the same day, and the next day was a lighter day, so I could nap in between classes. I went to bed early, about 8pm. But, I work online and don't have to deal with another environment and kids in person. It was mostly fatigue (mostly gone by the 3rd day), a half-cracked migraine (gone same day), body aches lasted a few days, and controllable wacky high blood pressure. There were other things, but nothing kept me from working all week.

You will probably be fine by Monday - I was mostly fine after three days and I'm a wimp.😂

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35 minutes ago, KrissiK said:

Yep, they’re done shackin’ up. They’re gonna make it official!!🤣

 

Just kidding, Jeannie!!

 

 

After 28 years I think that we would qualify for being a common law marriage.

Oops.  I got curious and looked this up.  My state doesn't recognize common law marriage.  Gotta make it legal! 

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28 minutes ago, Renai said:

Which one are you getting? I had the Pfizer and most side effects happened on the day after (mine was on a Tuesday, around 12:30pm). I was able to still teach the same day, and the next day was a lighter day, so I could nap in between classes. I went to bed early, about 8pm. But, I work online and don't have to deal with another environment and kids in person. It was mostly fatigue (mostly gone by the 3rd day), a half-cracked migraine (gone same day), body aches lasted a few days, and controllable wacky high blood pressure. There were other things, but nothing kept me from working all week.

You will probably be fine by Monday - I was mostly fine after three days and I'm a wimp.😂

Pretty sure I'm getting Pfizer.  I'm going to the same location Dh went and I think they are only doing Pfizer.

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1 hour ago, Susan in TN said:

I made it to the Top of the Hill 4 times.  I bribed myself with some music the last time up.  
   

 

Excellent choice!!! I love ELO!!

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If I wasn’t going to be a CIA operative, I think I would have liked to play keyboard in a 1970’s rock band. 
 

Maybe I could do both. Playing keyboard could be my cover. Hmmm, I never thought of that.

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9 hours ago, Slache said:

I've been thinking on this. I realized why I do what I do. Take tutoring math and dishes. Tutoring math is 45 minutes, but only 10 of those minutes are actual work, so tutoring math is a waste of 35 minutes. If I do dishes and tutor there are those losses of a second or two every time I switch tasks, but it's still a gain of 34 minutes. So, not multitasking, but efficient. Interesting.

Yep.  

54 minutes ago, KrissiK said:

If I wasn’t going to be a CIA operative, I think I would have liked to play keyboard in a 1970’s rock band. 
 

Maybe I could do both. Playing keyboard could be my cover. Hmmm, I never thought of that.

My dad did that. :)

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Adventures in gardening:

One of my neighbors is going to dig out the unwanted curbside tree this weekend!  He understands that it’s a Japanese maple but I don’t know what kind. And he understands that it might not have enough of a rootball to survive.   But he’s a sucker for unwanted trees so he’s going to chance it. 

I worked on cleaning out the dead wood on a hydrangea that I half killed before I figured out the proper way to prune them. So now it’s only half there but I am hoping that by clearing out the dead stuff that the new shoots coming up will have room to fill out the bush. Cue Biblical metaphor. 

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Good morning!  A Blessed Good Friday to you all!

Dh is taking the day off work.  Otherwise, not much going on here.  Girls have zoom music lessons and we have Good Friday services tonight.

Coffee!

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Morning.  So glad it's Friday.   I hope my vaccine doesn't hit me too hard because I have a LOT of work to do this weekend and with Sunday being Easter, my work time is already going to be less.   I didn't really think of that when I scheduled, but since my new session starts next week I have a lot of plans to refine, new rosters to do, etc.    Worse comes to worse, I'll do the minimum I can get away with it and work really hard next weekend.  

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Good Morning!!!!

COFFEE!!!~D

A Blessed Good Friday to you all!!

I’m taking the kids to the beach today. I wish DH could come, too, but he couldn’t get off work. I hate the drive, but it will be fine. Everyone’s allergies are going bonkers, so some fresh sea air will be quite welcome.

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3 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Good morning.  I had a piece of chocolate.  That is supposed to get me moving.  Now to actually get up out of my chair! 

You can do it!  (You have to get out of the chair to get more chocolate!)

#felpful

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Good morning!

We were late to the pre-service rehearsal.  Ugh.  The schedule we were sent said 5:30  but it started at 5.  I should have known better.  The services were wonderful as usual.  
   
Today is a busy day.  I'm taking Pup to the dog park for a few minutes to get out some energy before going to the obedience class.  I need to IP some eggs for coloring.  Then this afternoon I will help dd12 with the Easter crown bread and we'll color eggs and make resurrection biscuits.  I wonder if I can make the broccoli raisin salad a day ahead?  I'll check on that.

Coffee!

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Good Morning!

Happy Saturday!

Trying to get some housecleaning done today (and some organization) and I have to get the Easter baskets ready.

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Morning.  Happy Saturday.  No side effects from my vaccine yesterday, at least not so far or super obvious.  I did feel achy before bed last night but that could just be my normal cold damp weather achiness.  I took Advil (and benedryl for my allergies) before bed and slept pretty well.   

Today is class work, laundry, straighten the science center.  Tomorrow is more class work, dinner at my moms for Easter.  

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Good Morning!!

COFFEE!!!!~D

Saturday!!!

Busy busy day today. House cleaning and I gotta get food stuffs ready for tomorrow. DH’s family is coming over for Easter dinner. One family we haven’t seen since before the Plague, so I am really excited about that. I’ve decided to really torture myself and I have sour dough bread in the works.

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Well, obedience class was...interesting.  I am really hoping the other 4 dogs in the class just have breed-specific naturally calm and obedient dispositions, because comparatively, Chester was a wild coyote on steroids.  Maybe not that bad, but his "New Situation ADHD" was in overdrive.  But the class itself was good and I suspect that once he has been there a couple of times, he will settle down.

I've made the broccoli salad and sriracha dipping sauce and now dd12 has gotten started on the Easter crown bread.  She's going to get the dough all ready and braided and into the pan and then refrigerate it and bake tomorrow.

Anyone know where all the plastic Easter eggs have gone?  We haven't been able to find any in stores all week.

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Personal trainer killed me but I lived to talk about it. 

Actually (and I really am not bragging on myself) I was really surprised at the hard things she asked me to do which I managed to complete.  I would have never asked myself to do these things because I really didn't think that I could do them.  I guess this is why I have a personal trainer. 

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Morning.  Happy Easter!

We are going to my mom's for dinner tonight but until then, I have furniture to put together and class work to do.   I bought some cabinets to add to my classroom to try and get a handle on storage.  I've been asking the landlord and their realtor about some of the space available in our building but they never get back to me.  It's been months and I have no idea what the situation is at all (except that they seem to be asking a rate that is about twice the maximum going rate for the area, and about 5 times what I'm currently paying for my space).   I'm just going to start taking steps to improve the workability of my current space since I doubt anything will happen in time for me to plan for the fall, if it happens at all.  

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Good Morning!

Happy Sunday!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Matthew 28:6 -- He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

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