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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2014, 09:00 AM
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Going to a One Billion Rising event tomorrow in...

Going to a One Billion Rising event tomorrow in the capital w/ dd1 (taking her out of school for the day) and a few friends and their moms. The mom who invited said "tell her to be prepared to hear...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-12-2014, 12:23 PM
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NIC - Not sure how serious you were when you...

NIC - Not sure how serious you were when you asked about prospects here, but Dh went for a tour this morning (after blowing it off earlier i the application "season" and now regretting it), felt the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-12-2014, 06:46 AM
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Nic - to address you question fo' real, I...

Nic - to address you question fo' real, I usually say something about swearing like, they are hurtful and nasty words that people use when they dont take the time to explain how they feel. They are...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-11-2014, 06:37 PM
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Nic - if its any consolation, my 11 dd asked me...

Nic - if its any consolation, my 11 dd asked me yesterday what a raper is? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jaw.gif That was a conversation I didnt expect to have for awhile
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-11-2014, 08:09 AM
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JG - absolutely on the pain/depression...

JG - absolutely on the pain/depression relationship. I think its actually a feedback loop, and one can start the other or vice-versa. I have had the experience this year, when the D has been really...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Living in Mpls. for 4 years, I dont recall...

Living in Mpls. for 4 years, I dont recall salting the side streets. They were packed snow and ice through the winter. Didnt see concrete from Nov. - Mar. Just drove slow, and we had a 4wd. I recall...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Jo - the beauty and power of what you describe...

Jo - the beauty and power of what you describe is so moving. I'm glad you got to go and that you are home safe

Real - Sigh. I am so bummed to hear that. We are reading Foucault (Discipline and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-05-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bec http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-04-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Plady - Have a GREAT time. Sorry about the pukey...

Plady - Have a GREAT time. Sorry about the pukey cat

MelW - you handle all of your obligations/commitments with such grace that it is no wonder people are reaching out to you left and right to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-02-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
YES on the moving. We moved 17x in 14 years and...

YES on the moving. We moved 17x in 14 years and now are committed. It disturbs me. I find myself fantasizing about the day after dd1 leaves for college (as somehow that's the arbitrary soonest...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2014, 02:50 PM
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Real - that's how I feel about Ravitch. She is...

Real - that's how I feel about Ravitch. She is hard for me to stomach even as I *mostly* agree with her. I couldnt read her blog, it was so full of strident generalizations, but I appreciate that...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2014, 07:00 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
This talk about height is interesting. We have...

This talk about height is interesting. We have considered that skipping DS would likely be academically appropriate/beneficial but his social/self-control part is lagging. He's at least a head...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-31-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Yes to what Real said about writing instruction....

Yes to what Real said about writing instruction. The thing that flummoxes me when I hear descriptions like Kerc's is that every pedagogy book I read in my ed. grad program, and still encounter in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kerc http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395065/running-in-the-new-year-with-the-dingos-january-2014/220#post_17558120)...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Real - yes I'm aware that when I am...

Real - yes I'm aware that when I am http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif by my dh for being less than zealous (he is the Zen/complacent one, I am the attentive/overboard one) I have...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-29-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By sparkletruck
deleted on reconsideration Gaye - think...

deleted on reconsideration

Gaye - think beyonce's husband
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-29-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Nic - yeah, what I want to say to that is "well,...

Nic - yeah, what I want to say to that is "well, we know its not in YOUR head" (as in, no knowledge about the subject). I taught the hourgalss too...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-29-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
I just want to shout out to my Dingo sisters who...

I just want to shout out to my Dingo sisters who may be some of the few women who are as zealous as I am about the things they care about, and whom others judge to be, or make feel like, they are a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-28-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Gaye - I got a weird, sort of cold vibe from the...

Gaye - I got a weird, sort of cold vibe from the woman we bought our house from. She moved to your area and I think she's practicing at your hospital, and she's a midwife. I keep picturing her in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-28-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Real and Bec -...

Real and Bec - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif I am so sad, mostly because those kids felt so desperate and so unsupported, and I'm so sad for everyone that has to live with...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JayGee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-22-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mel38 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Ewww, Nic - that person is living in their own...

Ewww, Nic - that person is living in their own little narcissistic reality and has no clue what normal behavior and expectations are! How awful that they slimed you with their stuff; its not yours....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By sparkletruck
BBM - have you tried eccentric heel raises? I...

BBM - have you tried eccentric heel raises? I dont know if they work for plantar's but yes for achilles (http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/26/3/360.abstract) ?

Sorry if I sound like miss know-it-all...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-17-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By sparkletruck
Lofty - Dh just admitted a 38 year old...

Lofty - Dh just admitted a 38 year old "otherwise healthy" woman to the ICU last night with pneumonia brought on by the flu. The ICU doc who came down to admit her said that he just lost a 43 yo...
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