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    Kicking the weekend off with a pic the hubs grabbed of me yesterday while out hiking:

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    Meet RILEY - - our new foster-pup. I've mentioned before that my husband is the director of our town's homeless shelter. There's a young man that desperately wanted to keep his dog out of the pound, so we've agreed to look after him while the fella continues trying to rebuild his life and looks for a place that will allow pets. He's SUCH a sweet dog and seems to LOVE hiking, so he might just be a good fit for the hubs and I!!


    NOTE: I do believe Riley and I have the same colorist!!


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    It's good that Riley is such a good fit and that he'll have a comfortable place to stay and be loved.

    I'm sore all over today, still working on getting over being sick. More light school today. my wrist is acting up again too. It's been so good, I've played video games, did a little drawing, but this week it hurts again and I've done just about nothing. Which makes no sense because that one doctor was convinced doing that would solve all my problems. Oh well, that's why I don't see him anymore. lol

    I'm finally starting to catch up on my reading. I have to start the book that Teemie started yesterday. She's only 4 chapters ahead of me so far I can catch up. I'm a little sad that I didn't reach my Goodread reading challenge last year. I spent all that time updating mine I need to make sure Teemie's is up to date and if how she did on her challenge.
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    That's a great pic, Topsy. Where were you hiking? DS has applied for a summer internship in NC; he'd love places that look like that to hike on his time off!

    Finished my tutoring for the week. Now I get THREE ENTIRE WEEKS OFF! Ironically, I've received three emails in 2 days about more kids/families interested. I'll add them in when I get back.

    This weekend we'll be dropping off dd at her bus stop in Oak Brook, IL for the ride back to Iowa. It's been a nice month having her home. But she's also more than ready to be back on campus with her friends and all the literary-vibe going on there. It's only 8 more weeks until spring break for both her and her brother. They're glad the breaks are on the same week so they can spend some time together was well.

    For those in the range of the ice storms this weekend, be careful!! I think we'll just miss the north edge of it (at least I hope!!)
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    Today we only have Math (though they both did if for 2 hours by choice) and the whole family (as Man Child has today off) are going to Sushi for a late lunch. I think its the only thing we all still do together

    Friday is a laundry day so I will put my child labor to work to hopefully help me... and turn into responsible adults

    My book club meets on Tue and I haven't even started the book. I think knowing it is a small book has hindered me I hope to begin/finish that this weekend

    I hope everyone has a nice safe weekend
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    But she's also more than ready to be back on campus with her friends and all the literary-vibe going on there.
    Every time I go up to the university here, I have the feeling of being "more than ready to be back on campus." I spent many years in college and grad school; I love the atmosphere of a college campus. I wish I'd spent less time during those years goofing off/mooning over boys/going to fraternity parties/wallowing in depression, but even with all of that, I miss it. Good thing I'm old enough now to start taking "Lifelong Learning" classes (they are really cheap, there's no grading, and you have to be 50 - the thought of taking them actually helped me look forward to my birthday). BRAINFOOD!

    Topsy - that's a great picture! I had to look at your location again; for some reason I thought you were in a more northerly spot.

    Today's goal: Get the work samples to the h.s. organization. Girl made cookies for her home ec sample (without any help, and she CLEANED UP! That's huge.) I, however, am doing the Whole30 diet reset...no cookies for me! If you don't know what the Whole30 is, it's a 30-day elimination diet, during which you completely avoid sugar, dairy, legumes, alcohol and all grains, then you slowly reintroduce them. I've started over 2x - once (right on the 2nd day) because I wanted to follow the rules exactly and I'd been weighing myself (you're supposed to avoid the scale, too); the second because, after I made a Whole30 compliant tuna dish for dinner, I looked at the label on the tuna and discovered that Bumblebee canned tuna in water also includes SOY. WTH? Dinner was already made, so I ate it and started over at Day 1. If I'd been farther into my 30 days, I'd probably have fed the dinner to Hubs and made something else for me, but I was only on Day 2. Last night I almost blew it again - made myself some Lemon Ginger Zinger tea. Read the label while the tea was steeping. "Natural flavor: Soy Lecithin." !!! Never would have guessed there's soy in tea and tuna.
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    InMom, specifically Dupont State Forest, which is only about 20 minutes from our house so we hike in there a LOT. There is an old abandoned rock quarry that's part of the forest, and we love hiking there because the rock formations are like something from out west, with these sheer rock faces all over the place. (congrats on the vacay time!)

    BakedAK, I'm right there with you on soaking up college atmosphere. Probably don't have the discipline for another degree at this point in my life, but I could def see myself revisiting academia temporarily.


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    I finally ordered AoPS after way too much vacillating between that and LoF. I didn't know if we should continue with Lof or switch it up. A friend's input helped me a lot) It feels good to get done in January! Also, decided on no resolutions...only ongoing goals.
    Kids are so much more than a test score.
    Qualities not measured by a test: creativity, persistence, curiosity, humor, self-discipline, empathy, humility and so many more!

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