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    Default Tuesday Roll Call, 10/18

    Good Morning
    It is a Tuesday, I think. So weird. Garbage day but I am only one on street that put cans out. Like I missed a memo. And because of that, I keep questioning whether or not it IS Tuesday.

    Full house. DH is home still. BUT, he is headed to Urgent Care and then will be spending rest of day in bedroom.

    Speech therapist today too. So, like I said... full house.

    As soon as yard debris gets picked up... teens will start filling it again. Rake the leaves that fell and pull the last of the corn. Especially if we get a break in the weather.

    Debating on whether or not to get an instant pot. I hate pressure cookers. But saw video and these don't seem to hiss and spit and have the rocking valve. Plus our rice steamer appears to be getting rust inside and lid is cracking and I just hate it. So this would replace that and I could do some dinners quicker. Still debating....

    And that is it from here. I think.
    Still not sure if it is Tuesday!LOL
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    I know that feeling when you are the only one to put out the garbage can...it makes you question the whole rest of the day.

    I am missing an entire week. I'm not sure what happened last week, I just know it was a blur. I hope I got something productive done. I'm hoping this week will be a little better. I'm still working on moving and fixing websites and building another level of my online CS course. I really just want to run and hide somewhere quiet and peaceful.
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    Its Tuesday for sure down here, at least.
    DS is in a bratty, nothing-gonna-get-done mood, so I will let him be miserable later in the day when he wants to play with his friends, or asks why we arent having poetry tea for lunch. (Already had pancakes for breakfast... not as if the kid is totally deprived of yummy homeschool at home day.)

    Im at a lull in my garage cleaning... next arbitrarily decided upon section is the xmas lights... sort of* a DH job. I should just go on to the next section - but Im not, and not doing anything else, either.

    *sort of, as in... entirely his job but has to be to my specifications.
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    I am missing an entire week. I'm not sure what happened last week, I just know it was a blur. I hope I got something productive done. I'm hoping this week will be a little better....I really just want to run and hide somewhere quiet and peaceful.
    I've had exactly the same experience the last two weeks. And unfortunately this week isn't starting out much better.

    Running behind today so far. We still have spelling and a S.S. test (I know gasp... I not only grade but I test too ) and then the first day of our first literature unit for the year. I did get most of that done - I got what I needed for this week anyway.

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    A&W, I want an instantpot!

    I WISH my last week was missing. The last month could go missing and I'd be fine.

    With DH off so much lately, I'm totally confused on what day it is. I spent the whole weekend thinking it was sunday, except, of course, for sunday. That I thought was Monday.

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    I just hate that dinners run so late at our house. Kids are here until 6pm. Then clean-up, dogs out and in, then fed. THEN I start dinner. 7:15-7:30 is dinner. It sucks.
    Plus like I said, rice cooker is AWFUL. We got it as replacement for old one. Got this at thrift store. Appears rust is happening inside, can't tell as it is sealed but stuff shows up in steaming water and it didn't come from the white rice that is contained within a bowl within the steamer. :/
    And the lid has cracks in it(plastic but still...). Plus rice takes like 45 min. in it.
    I want something quicker and easier to toss stuff in, fire it up and in 30 min.we have dinner.
    Still thinking. But getting closer to a yes. $30 for a rice pot at Costco or $65-70 for an instant pot that does lots.
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    The rice pot is a uni-tasker. Only houses with large kitchens can afford uni-taskers! :-)

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    I want a rice cooker I have one on Amazon wish list. I'd only use it as a uni-tasker, but Alton Brown approves of it because you can use it to make oatmeal and steamed pudding. I have the problem of in a pot I have to either double the rice or it just doesn't cook right.
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    Am I the only one who cooks rice in a regular pot still?
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    Ya, our rice cooker/steamer will steam veggies or fish too but we use it mainly for rice OR to steam broccoli or green beans.
    I agree with NO uni-task stuff.
    That is why I am looking at Instant Pot.
    I keep hoping they fix them enough you could use them for small batch canning but even though company claims they work for that.... The FSDA says NO WAY. Can't keep pressure and temp well enough they say. So I have held out, hoping they get it tweaked enough to do it all.....but now that rice steamer is dying... I need to decide.
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