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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Today, 07:41 AM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Well you will have plenty of time to do it,...

Well you will have plenty of time to do it, that's for freakin' sure.

And the cliffhanger at the end of book 5-- I just can't believe that Jon has been killed, but it's just like GRRM to kill off...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By SweetSilver
I also compare my 2 girls' TV watching (they...

I also compare my 2 girls' TV watching (they hardly do any computer time) to the time kids sit still in a classroom. And except for Gilligan's Island marathons (which still yield some cultural...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By SweetSilver
This is my favorite by Theodore Gray: ...

This is my favorite by Theodore Gray:

http://periodictable.com/theelements/
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By SweetSilver
GAH! 2017 release date for Winds of Winter???

:cuss GAH! GRR Martin is killing me! The wait better be worth it....

I just had to get that out. I guess (I *guess*) I would rather have the book done right than have him hurry it just for the...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By SweetSilver
DD9 reminded me today that there are great...

DD9 reminded me today that there are great resources from the child end of things as well. For her birthday I bought "The Care and Keeping of You", as requested along with the journal, plus a few...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,299
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning, all! Happy to say I saw...

Good morning, all!

Happy to say I saw another pound disappear this week-- down to 157. Considering how much I've been working/exercising, I'm surprised it isn't going faster but I'm not...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome, littleblackdress. Thanks for the posts...

Welcome, littleblackdress. Thanks for the posts you've made so far that I've caught up on today.

We are fairly understanding about labels and such, and you'll often find each of us on this and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By SweetSilver
"It's OK Not to Share" was an excellent book I...

"It's OK Not to Share" was an excellent book I did read recently. It made me feel better about some of the decisions I've made, and gave me strategies to help kids through their conflict IF they...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 578
Posted By SweetSilver
:laughoh, that's a useful image. I tend to...

:laughoh, that's a useful image. I tend to overstay my welcome sometimes (I am talking a matter of seconds or at most a couple of minutes, relatively small really, but it seems huge by unschooling...
Forum: Unschooling   09-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By SweetSilver
Specifically for you: I think time might make...

Specifically for you: I think time might make this easier for you, with your time at the Crashpad feeling more like home and perhaps lessening the need to decompress. ??
Forum: Unschooling   09-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By SweetSilver
I have been struggling with this recently, and...

I have been struggling with this recently, and have had some success. I think this is more general ideas than ones that work for your family, so I share out of that interest.

I think I am also...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,299
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning! Last few hours of summer, hope...

Good morning! Last few hours of summer, hope your day goes well.....

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,638
Posted By SweetSilver
:joy Hurray! This has been a completely...

:joy Hurray!

This has been a completely crazy month for us. I can't even think of anything like money and finances. It's work work plan plan go go go. This will keep going until well into...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By SweetSilver
pbc, luckily accidental exposure is low on our...

pbc, luckily accidental exposure is low on our concerns, partly because we've been doing this so long. We did try goat's milk (I guess not cheese) a long time ago and it had a different but still...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
Problem seems to be fixed? Operating in "safe"...

Problem seems to be fixed? Operating in "safe" mode with the pictures deleted. Discovered that a new version of Firefox had installed itself. It could be this has made the recent slow downs. I...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
Thank you for the laugh. The Muppet show was one...

Thank you for the laugh. The Muppet show was one of my top favorite shows growing up.

I just spoke with the rabbit superintendent today while lined up for the parade (their 4-H club tractor float...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
Fantasia came back from the library. Love this...

Fantasia came back from the library. Love this video and all the energy it brings home. It's a "soft introduction" to classical music but much loved. I love that imagination is emphasized, and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
We had our first poultry club meeting for the new...

We had our first poultry club meeting for the new 4-H year. I didn't have an agenda beyond getting to hear what the kids wanted (there are 2 girls, one in seniors, the other moving into...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-20-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By SweetSilver
Ended up doing 3 days all together of no-sugar. ...

Ended up doing 3 days all together of no-sugar. Last night I had a chocolate croissant and some fizzy "juice pop". Made it past the minimart where the candy was. Today I'm still having yogurt and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-20-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By SweetSilver
I do well with butter/cheese/yogurt, but since my...

I do well with butter/cheese/yogurt, but since my daughter is allergic to dairy and anaphylactic, my brain won't let me dismiss it as *not* being dairy. :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By SweetSilver
Sorry for your troubles. You've covered a lot of...

Sorry for your troubles. You've covered a lot of common possibilities. I know my girls really did start sleeping well after the molars finished erupting--well past 2yo.

No, I don't think that...
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
:laughOh god, you nailed it!

:laughOh god, you nailed it!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By SweetSilver
My oopses (:p) were bigger than yours, but...

My oopses (:p) were bigger than yours, but nothing involving sugar. Swigged a 4oz glass of OJ before remembering that was off the list. Later I had fish and chips, thinking a small amount of flour...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
We have about 8 pairs of scissors (at least) in...

We have about 8 pairs of scissors (at least) in various sizes, and can barely find one when we need them. When I was in Gilbert, AZ clearing out my parents' house after dad's death, I donate at...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,163
Posted By SweetSilver
It is difficult, for sure! DD-8 is uniquely...

It is difficult, for sure! DD-8 is uniquely talented in playing and making everything out of anything. I've posted about how her unusual and ephemeral creations and how they opened my eyes to what...
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