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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:50 AM
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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   Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
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   Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,110
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: 44
Views: 1,410
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: 615
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 615
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: 615
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: 1
Views: 161
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 615
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 63
Views: 1,598
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: 3,099
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: 25
Views: 615
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: 25
Views: 615
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: 25
Views: 615
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: 582
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: 67
Views: 1,110
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: 44
Views: 1,410
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: 44
Views: 1,410
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...
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