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post #121 of 266
Shanti - I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family. Poor pup.

I have a funeral this morning, for my babysitters' father. He was our next door neighbor when we lived here the first time and was a kind man and a loving father. That K and K (our sitters, they are sisters) have lost their Dad at such a young age is heartbreaking to me. And just thinking about their Mom makes me cry. This is the first funeral I have ever gone to. So sad today.
post #122 of 266

oh no Shanti!  I'm so sad that your sweet dog is so ill.

post #123 of 266

I'm so sorry Shanti.

 

Hugs to you, too JayGee.

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Shanti and JG - goodvibes.gif
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I'm so sorry, Shanti and JG

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Oh, Shanti.  I'm so sorry.  I know it has been over 6 months since I lost my dog, and it still hurts every day.  The only blessing for me was that I didn't have to euthanize as he passed on the morning we were going to bring him in (less than 12 hours after bringing him to the vet).  I hope your pup makes a miraculous recovery. 

 

JG - Hugs to you, too.  I'm so sorry for your friends.

post #127 of 266
Shanti, I'm terribly sorry. Poor guy. greensad.gif

JG, That is a really, really hard thing. I'm so sorry. candle.gif

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Sweet family run when dh got home. Boys biked while dh & I ran. We finally have good running weather. No excuses now!

Kerc, I thought of you all day as we read about and studied rocks, sorted them into groups, performed some experiments with vinegar and learned some new crazy words: gneiss, schist. You shoulda heard the tongue twisters they tried to come up with. Oy. Still a weak subject for me: We need you.
post #128 of 266

I am so sorry, Shanti. Adding my hope for a miraculous recovery.

 

Lofty, your blog, please? loveeyes.gif ETA: found it! winky.gif

 

JayGee, funerals are hard all around. Untimely passings and those left behind, though, make things so much more heartbreaking.

 

No exercise yesterday, but it is in the plan for today. We drove out to the suburbs for the HSer book club meeting yesterday and my kids had a wonderful time, and so did I. Very relaxed, and just as easy to relate to these ladies as you can imagine. Then we came home and started school at 4PM, and kind of got on a roll with making up French, so we worked until 9 at night. I decided, rather than use the handwriting book, to have dd do French vocab for her handwriting practice, but that means I make the handwriting sheets. Also trying to get ds to understand now that most kids his age are at school all day, then have some sort of practice, then homework. There is no hanging out during the week, or walks on the beach or what have you. So when he has to read his lit book before bed instead of playing some brain-dead video game, it is not a tragedy. And since the kids get to choose their lit studies novels from a list, they need to consider what they will wish to be reading before bed at night.

 

But really, it is coming along. Ds is slowly making up time and catching up to his class. Dd is all caught up, except for French.

post #129 of 266

Shanti - More prayers for a miraculous recovery. 

 

JG - Too sad!  That's the kind of thing that jolts one back to seeing the big picture isn't it?

 

Lofty - Jo's cleverer than I am, blog link?

 

MelW - We've used a home test kit for mold before, you have to send it back to a lab for results but they can tell you if you have a particularly nasty strain floating around. 

 

RR: Boxed today, though somewhat half-heartedly.  I mean, I was still into it but keenly aware that it was just the start of a long day in a long week so I held back a lot.  But, I was there right?

 

MR: Macbeth drank the Kool Aid and out of the blue last night he started speaking so clearly and crisply I nearly fell out of my seat.  He kept it up tonight and I guarantee everyone understood every word.  AMAZING.  Now of course he sounds a bit stilted and goofy too, but I think it's probably better to err on the side of crystal clear words.

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Kerc, I thought of you all day as we read about and studied rocks, sorted them into groups, performed some experiments with vinegar and learned some new crazy words: gneiss, schist. You shoulda heard the tongue twisters they tried to come up with. Oy. Still a weak subject for me: We need you.

Well. Let's make it happen. We're negotiating our vacation plans for the coming year......

post #131 of 266
Okay, third time's the charm. I've written this twice so far!

JG, Shanti & NIc, thinking of you... goodvibes.gif

Kerc, one day I will make it to Duluth. I think of you every time I hear Trampled by Turtles not just when I'm looking at rocks. Spring Break might be an option if we don't go see our niece who is in Boulder temporarily with AmeriCorps.

Plady, love the Macbeth drama. Maybe I'll get to see it one day? Blog: danamelana.wordpress.com

Am thinking of either adding an additional blog dedicated to homeschooling since I spend a good bit of time talking about curriculum choices with friends - not who want to homeschool but who want to "afterschool" with homeschool materials. But may also keep it within the current blog for simplicity's sake...

Jo, We schooled till late last night, too, not bc they were lazy but bc I wrote all morning and didn't gather my whip till after lunch. Oh well. It got done. Vocab/Handwriting is a great idea. I love fonts and sometimes buy them for fun so I have several I can use for them to trace or copy. One is a Schoolhouse font which has the dotted line across it. We also have the book but I like putting it on the computer bc sometimes I want him to practice it more than once and I can just print it off the computer. Getting through our reading list is my current struggle, not bc we don't read but bc we read so much. By the time we've read science, history, self-selected novels, etc the classic novel falls by the wayside. I am working on this. One thing I've recently instituted which saves my sanity is a 2-hour window of quiet time. Put it anywhere you want in the day but that's when nobody talks, we are in our own separate spaces and they can read or play whatever they want as long as it doesn't interrupt anyone else. G will play legos, draw or read. D will read what I call mental junk food: Archie, Calvin, Garfield, etc. They can listen to music (if they're in their own rooms, play with a pet, etc.) No screen time. At first, they balked at 2 hours. Slowly they've begun to look forward to it and save activities up for it. I can do whatever I want and get the roam of the house to myself. orngbiggrin.gif

Okay, off for a bike/run with the kiddos, then back to do Latin, Writing and Math. Then do my own reading, if all goes well. reading.gif
post #132 of 266

Hi Dingos,

 

Not sure if anyone remembers me. I have been away from MDC for a long time.  Today I was just surfing the net (and not working) and I thought I should come and see what everyone is up to.  I see some familiar “faces” and plan to go back and read to see what everyone has been up to.  I have been running off and on for the last couple years but nothing serious.  I always found the ladies on this thread so motivating and helpful.  It is good to see so many of you still here.   

post #133 of 266

Hi Hollysmom!!! Of course I remember you  grouphug.gif  Welcome back! Do you still live in TO?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spent half an hour rubbing my dog's ears and loving her all I could at the vet's office this morning. Something is going to have to change in a big way in the next day if she is going to make it. She has a little more sensation and movement in her tail and one hind leg but she looked miserable. The vet said a lot of that was due to medication but still greensad.gif  I am going to have to raise the possibility with the kids tonight and I am worried, given how fragile things are around here at the moment. This could not happen at a worse possible time. The vet said he could manage her pain and if she improves some we could bring her home for a few days to say goodbye as long as we are okay with the extra care. I have to decide what will be best for everyone, dog and kids. She is only 4 years old and the sweetest, funniest, most loving and loveable dog I have ever known. Why this now?????

post #134 of 266
Shanti - greensad.gif I'm so sorry. Still praying for you and your family and your sweet dog.
post #135 of 266
Shanti - praying for you and your dog.

RR - attempting to make a return to Pilates this morning.
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Shanti - Praying for your dog to have a turn-around.  I'm so sorry mama, 4 years is not enough for a sweetie like that!   hug.gif

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One thing I've recently instituted which saves my sanity is a 2-hour window of quiet time. Put it anywhere you want in the day but that's when nobody talks, we are in our own separate spaces and they can read or play whatever they want as long as it doesn't interrupt anyone else. G will play legos, draw or read. D will read what I call mental junk food: Archie, Calvin, Garfield, etc. They can listen to music (if they're in their own rooms, play with a pet, etc.) No screen time. At first, they balked at 2 hours. Slowly they've begun to look forward to it and save activities up for it. I can do whatever I want and get the roam of the house to myself. orngbiggrin.gif
 

That's brilliant!  Thanks for the link!  And, maybe you'll be forced to sit and watch a certain dvd!  No, I'll put something online, not too much. 

 

Kristine!  Hi!  I remember you!  In fact very recently I was doing my thing, when I'm doing something that I need inspiration or distraction to complete I imagine a map of North America and go state by state through all the Dingos, imagining for a moment each one of you is with me, you're still up there north of the border.   Welcome back to the cafe!

 

 

Jo - I love the pictures!  And your view?  The vibe seems like a whole new animal over there this time.  joy.gif

post #137 of 266

Shanti I am so sorry about your dog.  So hard to have to make those kinds of decisions especially when from the sounds of it you have lots of other stuff going on.hug2.gif

 

I am still on TO.  Are you still in the same place?  If you are ever down here we really do have to meet in person.

 

Plady that is so sweet.  I really missed you guys.

post #138 of 266
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Not sure if anyone remembers me.

LOL! Of course I remember you!

 

 

 

Jaygee  That is so sad to hear about the loss of your friend. 

 

I'm so very scattered this week, it is ridiculous. But now I have to jet to get some work done before tomorrow's 8 am.

post #139 of 266

We have our sweet puppy home with us tonight. She seems so relieved to be here and has slept peacefully and when she is awake she is loving us by letting us rub her ears all we want happytears.gif Our vet has been truly amazing. The only person I could imagine being any better would be Naught Dingo herself. I will take her back in the morning for a little care from the vet, then bring her home to be with me all day, then at 5 we will take her back for the last time. It is time. She isn't in any pain but she will never walk or wag her tail again and she is refusing all food and drink. I can't believe this is happening greensad.gif

post #140 of 266

Shanti - I'm so sorry!  Do you understand what happened to her?  I'm glad that you have at least a little more time with her.

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