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Forum: Unschooling   12-03-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By SweetSilver
Mmmm... pie! That sounds like what I would do...

Mmmm... pie! That sounds like what I would do for my birthday, and I'd hoard the entire thing for myself.

Rainy day today. Cold is setting in at last and we might see some snow next week.

I'm...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-03-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By SweetSilver
Yes. Your turning chain counts as the first...

Yes. Your turning chain counts as the first stitch of the next row (almost all the the time*) and so you would skip the last true stitch of the previous row (the one you just stitched before making...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-01-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By SweetSilver
Does it instruct you to chain one or two stitches...

Does it instruct you to chain one or two stitches at the end of the row? My guess is that is the "turning chain" they are referring to.

Normally the chain stitches you add at the end of the row...
Forum: Unschooling   12-01-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By SweetSilver
I've been lurking; today I'll post something...

I've been lurking; today I'll post something short. The quarter ends next week, and two of my three classes are finished, so I'll have more time here. I already am feeling some lightness and energy...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-01-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks kathymuggle My 10yo is so easy going...

Thanks kathymuggle

My 10yo is so easy going until she's not and she simply can't back down. I mean, incapable of it, and yes, she'll be in the back seat awhile.

Until then, this close call has...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-27-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks everyone. Thanks to unrelated events...

Thanks everyone. Thanks to unrelated events outside of this, I've been resilient. The lesson's learned, however.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By SweetSilver
nearly crashed the car: stupid stupid stupid

I was so angry. My 10 yo in the back seat would not quit bugging me for something in the front seat. It was stupid, but we were relatively close to home, and she could wait. There was no reason...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
The cheese thing wouldn't be so bad if I didn't...

The cheese thing wouldn't be so bad if I didn't snack on extra cheese while I heat my meal.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
:rotflmao Cheeeeeese..... I've been on...

:rotflmao

Cheeeeeese.....

I've been on a cheese kick.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
The scale says one thing; the flab says another. ...

The scale says one thing; the flab says another.

HELP ME, I'M MELTING!!!!

How is everyone doing?
Forum: Unschooling   11-02-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By SweetSilver
Yo, hey! Subscribing to read and post later.

Yo, hey! Subscribing to read and post later.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By SweetSilver
Everything with the utmost patience, because it's...

Everything with the utmost patience, because it's a process that can take years and years to fully sink in. It's relatively easy to change the *behavior* related to these concepts without truly...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-31-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
I never get notifications for this thread and...

I never get notifications for this thread and several others, even though I'm subscribed and it shows up on my subscriptions page. So if I happen to just be checking my notifications, I miss some...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-31-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
Good luck on your recovery, IsaFrench ! It's...

Good luck on your recovery, IsaFrench ! It's nice to hear from you again! :throb

My passwords are a phrase that substitutes letters for numbers or symbols. For example, "You're Sweet" can...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By SweetSilver
Hell yes.

Hell yes.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-23-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
I'm having a hard time keeping the weight down to...

I'm having a hard time keeping the weight down to normal and even. I went for a big day of hiking and exploring with my geology class at Mt St Helens on Friday, and I am always so hungry when I'm...
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By SweetSilver
They do. They have a couple of shows they like...

They do. They have a couple of shows they like to watch. They watch a lot of gymnastics. They probably watch too much. I haven't limited it. They use it, in a small house without much of a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-14-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
:throb One of the reasons you might feel lighter...

:throb One of the reasons you might feel lighter might be because the binge cycle isn't weighing you down physically? I know that changing my eating and digestion patterns helps me feel lighter...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-13-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By SweetSilver
:joy I get a depressive/low-appetite...

:joy

I get a depressive/low-appetite "thing", so I can sympathize with "no matter how I got here." Nice going! Are you feeling some lightness in your joints and strength in your stamina? I know...
Forum: Unschooling   10-13-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,007
Posted By SweetSilver
Why the disparity? Math as recreation, and...

Why the disparity?

Math as recreation, and math as a language spoken eloquently, is far behind our understanding of verbal language being the same thing. Math has precision, logic, reason. ...
Forum: Unschooling   10-13-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,007
Posted By SweetSilver
Well said. Part of the paradigm that "math is...

Well said. Part of the paradigm that "math is boring and only nerds have fun with it".

My girls always loved the Vi Hart videos on recreational math-- math for the sake of math. Anno's Math...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By SweetSilver
:joy I wish: that girls wouldn't feel...

:joy

I wish: that girls wouldn't feel pressure either to shave or not shave. It's unfortunate that b. mom is making this an issue. Having the choice to shave does alleviate issues of...
Forum: Unschooling   10-12-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,007
Posted By SweetSilver
Waiting for the storm systems to arrive tomorrow....

Waiting for the storm systems to arrive tomorrow. We'll start with some heavy rain, then rain and wind, then a typhoon remnant (!!!) I should put out containers to measure the rainfall. Our little...
Forum: Unschooling   10-12-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By SweetSilver
I haven't had much time for out-of school...

I haven't had much time for out-of school learning recently. Basically, I've been learning to budget and divide my time, but not doing to great at it across the board. As far as school goes, *that*...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By SweetSilver
What's missing is the kinds of conversations she...

What's missing is the kinds of conversations she is already hearing about her armpits, from her mom, from you, from her peers.

It's time for is pulling b.mom into this conversation, all...
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