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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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130.5 Good weight. But what is it about...

130.5

Good weight. But what is it about summer that my body feel so blubby???? (I say that in jest, but I do feel oddly puffed.)
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 04:30 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
We don't have contact with many homeschoolers,...

We don't have contact with many homeschoolers, unfortunately. I know where to find them in general, but it's hard to pin them (or us) down. Everyone's schedules (even those of us who aren't too...
Forum: Spirituality   06-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By SweetSilver
I have read it, but a long time ago. A very,...

I have read it, but a long time ago. A very, very long time ago :p
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By SweetSilver
Summer has been so much fun this year. My 8yo is...

Summer has been so much fun this year. My 8yo is constantly busy creating and exploring and playing. She is the kind of "natural unschooler" that makes it easy for schooled parents to sit back, sip...
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By SweetSilver
How did I miss this thread? We are WA...

How did I miss this thread?

We are WA unschoolers, and the rules look worse than they are in practice. Bottom line, and I hate in some ways to wave this flag around so obviously but there it is: ...
Forum: Unschooling   06-24-2015, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,778
Posted By SweetSilver
When I taught children's Aikido, I didn't mind...

When I taught children's Aikido, I didn't mind the parents there at all. What I did mind was parents telling their kids stuff, and here's why. When kids are learning one skill, there are another...
Forum: Spirituality   06-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By SweetSilver
After discarding several books on philosophy and...

After discarding several books on philosophy and mythology I checked out from the library recently (too this, too that, not really what I'm looking for) I started reading Doors of Perception by...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Personally I have had better success when I did...

Personally I have had better success when I did reward myself, though for others that would depend on the reward. For me it is simply allowing myself to have the treats I crave-- a handful of salty...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Why do we do this?? Not eating is my version, so...

Why do we do this?? Not eating is my version, so trying to get some self-discipline to lose weight was a precarious thing for me as it seems to go both directions.
Forum: Gardening   06-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,046
Posted By SweetSilver
I don't want to hijack your thread, so I found...

I don't want to hijack your thread, so I found this great free publication online that is fairly detailed. Check out the book Seed to Seed to dig deeper, though this is pretty darn good:
...
Forum: Gardening   06-22-2015, 05:10 PM
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Views: 1,046
Posted By SweetSilver
Beautiful cuke photo! Patented seeds don't...

Beautiful cuke photo!

Patented seeds don't mean they are sterile. It just means they won't grow true to type because they are hybrids-- specifically in this case, plants with certain predictable...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-22-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Monday weigh-in: 132. Still hanging in...

Monday weigh-in: 132.

Still hanging in there, despite my erratic eating. I need to get a handle on that. I've been so busy, though. Saturday was a birthday party, but I loaded up on grilled...
Forum: Spirituality   06-19-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By SweetSilver
Yeah, I noticed that, too. Weird! Sites can do...

Yeah, I noticed that, too. Weird! Sites can do funny things when you copy and paste their content. In my draft it showed the name, but not when I posted it. :shrug
Forum: Spirituality   06-19-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By SweetSilver
Pope Francis in the news again. Thank God; thank...

Pope Francis in the news again. Thank God; thank god(dess); thank the Great Spirit; thank the gods; and most of all-- thank the single-most influential individual on the planet for speaking out on...
Forum: Spirituality   06-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By SweetSilver
Entheogens (psychedelics) being researched again,...

Entheogens (psychedelics) being researched again, this time for their use in helping patients with terminal illness face their deaths. By Michael Pollan.
...
Forum: Gardening   06-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,046
Posted By SweetSilver
There is a ornamental plant called "potato vine"...

There is a ornamental plant called "potato vine" that is not a potato. I'd have to look to see whether it's a solanaceae member, which it might be. The flowers are purple.

I can see potato...
Forum: Unschooling   06-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By SweetSilver
Whatever I say comes from a place of relative...

Whatever I say comes from a place of relative balance. My kids have their passions, but they are interested in a wide variety of things. They just don't spend much time on them. So in that sense...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Looking good, lab! :thumb

Looking good, lab! :thumb
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-18-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
I believe it. I did 3 days once with no sugar...

I believe it. I did 3 days once with no sugar (though I did have limited dried fruit). Whenever I had a sugar craving I ate some fresh fruit (this was summer) and on the third day I noticed that I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
I really, really need to take 3 days off sugar...

I really, really need to take 3 days off sugar and heavy carbs. Not that my weight is a problem now, but I've been tired and I feel the carb cravings skyrocket and the last time I had a long plateau...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Hey, Isa, lookin' good! I weighed in at...

Hey, Isa, lookin' good!

I weighed in at 133.5 this morning, so not all bad. Yesterday I felt like eating quite a bit but it was less and today (tada!) I'm hoping for a little less and get back on...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-15-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Ugh. Weekend mayhem. Worked Saturday evening...

Ugh. Weekend mayhem. Worked Saturday evening only to have to take dd8 to the emergency room for a coin (dollar!) lodged in her esophagus. Overnight stay, about 2hrs sleep followed by my going in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-10-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Sizes have changed since my days in high school. ...

Sizes have changed since my days in high school. I was around 105 and fit into size 4-- that was in 1986. Now I fit into a size 6 at over 130 pounds. Yeah, don't think so!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By SweetSilver
Give your dearest friend the mom's number and let...

Give your dearest friend the mom's number and let her call if she wants. You can mention politely what you think the boy is like and let her make the decision.

Why do you think she will take your...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-09-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,233
Posted By SweetSilver
Very short-- 5'2" or so. I wear this current...

Very short-- 5'2" or so. I wear this current weight quite heavily in fact.
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