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Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2016, 12:16 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
I almost forgot! Our ski lessons got rescheduled...

I almost forgot! Our ski lessons got rescheduled to next week. I really like the idea of the girls and I doing more of this together, but the cost might be prohibitive for doing too much.
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By SweetSilver
As far as focused learning, I've been catching up...

As far as focused learning, I've been catching up on my Spanish and German via Duolingo, which is very well designed and fun. I have no reason for wanting to continue, just that I didn't want to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,876
Posted By SweetSilver
Mmmm... cookies.... What cookies could be...

Mmmm... cookies....

What cookies could be made with "nothing"?
Forum: Unschooling   02-10-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By SweetSilver
We have some warm, balmy weather here, too. ...

We have some warm, balmy weather here, too. Yesterday I pulled out a lounge chair into the yard and just lay and dozed and sunned and listened to the quiet. Sunny days in winter are so different--...
Forum: Waldorf   02-07-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By SweetSilver
This is not a good reason for homeschooling, if...

This is not a good reason for homeschooling, if it is your only reason. I could see exceptions to that, but in general the advantages of homeschooling are what will keep you and your child engaged...
Forum: Unschooling   02-06-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By SweetSilver
Day 9 of the cold from hell. The girls are...

Day 9 of the cold from hell. The girls are finally on their way up, I'm down for the count, the TV is remaining on all day still. We finished Battlestar Galactica (the original series). DH brought...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-05-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By SweetSilver
Alright, last check-in, last weigh until March. ...

Alright, last check-in, last weigh until March. I needed to see a lower weight before I did this, and I did. Not sure how accurate my scale is today (it's not anyway, but sometimes it's...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By SweetSilver
Bored out of my gourd. The kids have been...

Bored out of my gourd. The kids have been couch-bound for a week (that's, like a *full* week) and me for two days and I feel bleeeeeehhhhh. I haven't been sick in a very, very long time. We are...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-03-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By SweetSilver
This short article connects spiritual loneliness...

This short article connects spiritual loneliness and the boredom of the self:

Embracing Personal Loneliness...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,876
Posted By SweetSilver
Hey, not entirely out of the game yet! While we...

Hey, not entirely out of the game yet! While we spent a little more on food out, the credit bill, minus dh's business expenses was $1000. (We buy lost of organic food.)

Yes! That's good! I am...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-03-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By SweetSilver
Ah, here is a good quote from a good blog post: ...

Ah, here is a good quote from a good blog post:

I'm Alone, You're Alone......
Forum: Spirituality   02-03-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By SweetSilver
A thread I posted in Religious Studies: ...

A thread I posted in Religious Studies:

http://www.mothering.com/forum/265-religious-studies/1551754-existential-loneliness.html#post19256282

I look back on the beginning of this thread, and I...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By SweetSilver
Existential loneliness

Here is a non-secular sermon on a topic I have been exploring recently: that loneliness can be a spiritual/existential condition and not just an interpersonal one.


Loneliness of Spirit: ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By SweetSilver
Don't predict homeschooling outcomes by what a...

Don't predict homeschooling outcomes by what a child is like when he is four. Most especially when *he* is four.

A workbook isn't a necessary part of homeschooling anyway. This kid is telling...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-02-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By SweetSilver
In March, then!

In March, then!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By SweetSilver
Alright. The last two days I have been around...

Alright. The last two days I have been around 135. Yikes. Radical time.

I'm doing my daily weighs until this Friday. Then I'm not weighing for a month and getting strict with my eating. Not...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-01-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By SweetSilver
And I am always loose with my gauges so I need a...

And I am always loose with my gauges so I need a smaller needle size than the patterns call for. Have a selection of hooks handy to keep playing around with gauge. Make sure you use the proper...
Forum: Unschooling   02-01-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By SweetSilver
The girls are sick. Everyone's run down. ...

The girls are sick. Everyone's run down. Exhausting our collection of videos because they are too tired to read. My youngest is faring better and can do some board games.

I am running our...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 724
Posted By SweetSilver
Well, I'm struggling to keep things down this...

Well, I'm struggling to keep things down this month. Barely managing it, but I've gained about 3 pounds this month. Time for some serious reassessing. My walking distance is climbing a fair bit,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-30-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By SweetSilver
What are you doing to measure your gauge? ...

What are you doing to measure your gauge? Crocheting a swatch first?

Are you crocheting the mitten in the round, and your gauge swatch in the round as well?

Is the piece coming out too long...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By SweetSilver
One thing to consider (and before the recent...

One thing to consider (and before the recent health care changes, I was right in there and still could not afford this) is that some insurance companies allow you to pay the contracted rate when you...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,066
Posted By SweetSilver
I live in a place where snow shuts everything...

I live in a place where snow shuts everything down as well, except on those rare occasions where it sticks around for a couple of weeks and everybody grudgingly gets busy. I lived for a few years in...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,066
Posted By SweetSilver
Yeah, you are probably right. It's not that it's...

Yeah, you are probably right. It's not that it's never bothered me before, but it's never been as acute as it has been today.

Thanks for reading the article (and thanks transpecos). That makes...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,066
Posted By SweetSilver
Ugh. I'm just so tired of my extended family. I...

Ugh. I'm just so tired of my extended family. I feel increasingly alienated by views from homeschooling (hs is ok, just don't ever make any critical comments about school.) Politics. I can't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By SweetSilver
That's sweet, thanks. :throb

That's sweet, thanks. :throb
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