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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,214
Posted By SweetSilver
:laughOh god, you nailed it!

:laughOh god, you nailed it!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
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: 54
Views: 1,214
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: 54
Views: 1,214
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...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,214
Posted By SweetSilver
A few sprinkles this morning. Summer is ending,...

A few sprinkles this morning. Summer is ending, the ground is as dry as a bone and like many other Pacific Northwesterners, I start feeling a little shriveled this time of year, though despite the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,084
Posted By SweetSilver
Happy to say that I'm back in the groove, and...

Happy to say that I'm back in the groove, and more than ever. The music has really helped stretch out the routines to half an hour, give or take a few minutes. It's interesting to explore the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning! And the start of another Day...

Good morning! And the start of another Day Without Sugar. Started last night but drank some juice. Here's my No Sugar list:

No sugar (duh)
No honey or other sweeteners
No dried fruit
No...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By SweetSilver
Tomorrow it is.... I'll join you. For *A* day! ...

Tomorrow it is.... I'll join you. For *A* day! :p
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By SweetSilver
I think it's time for another day. Been pretty...

I think it's time for another day. Been pretty good recently, but another reset would be in order. More than a day? I realize the benefits, but not ready to commit to that yet!
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By SweetSilver
Opinion here: if people are suddenly left...

Opinion here: if people are suddenly left hanging and the kids aren't learning or starting projects, either the house is not set up for jumping into and out of this kind of thing, or parents need an...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 961
Posted By SweetSilver
I wondered what was happening. So sorry for your...

I wondered what was happening. So sorry for your loss.

I haven't checked in because I wasn't sure I was "in", but this week I am at 159. 5'3". Is that the height I gave last time?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
Our mechanics are awesome in giving us great...

Our mechanics are awesome in giving us great deals. They are the most straightforward and cheapest place we have found and we go to them even though they are a distance. So, I don't try to knock...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
We bought that truck for dh's work in 2004,...

We bought that truck for dh's work in 2004, spending $4800 on a 7 year old truck, plus about $1500 in repairs. We absolutely cannot afford another truck right now, nor even another car. It will be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-15-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
Brake job, nearly $500. Ooooouch.

Brake job, nearly $500.

Ooooouch.
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,214
Posted By SweetSilver
Because my girls like stuff like that! (DD7...

Because my girls like stuff like that! (DD7 loves Life of Fred...zzzzzzzz......) But we have those same thoughts about other things-- who are these people that are being marketed to??? We have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
Just think of all the hours you will not have to...

Just think of all the hours you will not have to spend keeping a stainless fridge looking nice vs. the traditional material. The only thing bad to say about cheaper fridges is that they can be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-11-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By SweetSilver
Have you ever had those scars looked at? How...

Have you ever had those scars looked at? How many years has it been since this started. I know you said you were a teenager, but are you in your early 20's? 30's? 18? Do other parts of your body...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow, you had a backhoe to unload! I feel better...

Wow, you had a backhoe to unload! I feel better about our dead riding mower that I need to sell.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls like the series "Usbourne's First...

My girls like the series "Usbourne's First Thousand Words In..." and they do have an Italian edition that our library has. I like the story idea. If they've never been on an airplane or large boat...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By SweetSilver
crazyms, Boo! That really sucks. I'd be upset...

crazyms, Boo! That really sucks. I'd be upset too.
Forum: Unschooling   09-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By SweetSilver
This would be a great question to post of the...

This would be a great question to post of the forums there if you are a member. I'd be interested to hear Lori's advice from the PBH perspective. This situation might illustrate the need for houses...
Forum: Unschooling   09-10-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow. I think my advice would begin as it always...

Wow. I think my advice would begin as it always does-- start keeping notes as to what the kids are doing in light of it being valuable to learning. Plan a hike. Where we live, we have many...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By SweetSilver
Burning Man is its own entity. Similar in some...

Burning Man is its own entity. Similar in some ways (not having been) and completely different in others. Basically (and there is nothing basic about Burning Man) an anarchist arts festival. Not a...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By SweetSilver
I did read that book, though it's been years, and...

I did read that book, though it's been years, and it kind of leaves a hole where our situation is concerned, at least from what I remember and I probably need to brush up on it. Many of the examples...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By SweetSilver
Spent years following Rainbow Gatherings around...

Spent years following Rainbow Gatherings around the US. Went to two national gathering (Nevada in '88 and Oregon in '97) and numerous regional gatherings, mostly in the SE United States and Oregon....
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