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    Default Roll Call, 12/30

    So we are all heading into the new year and the new decade, if we want to or not!

    Do you have new year's plans? Anymore, the last few years, DH and I are in bed by 10. However, we have some friends who have had a rough year and are having a small get together, so we will be joining them this year.

    Any resolutions? From articles and radio, I guess "micro-resolutions" are the thing to do now. Set a smaller, monthly, more attainable goal. I guess many people make a huge resolution, break it, then give up. Personally, I really don't have any, other than my year in and year out de-cluttering. I swear that stuff reproduces when I'm not looking!

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I'm with you on the stuff reproducing! I swear toys and kid items reproduce faster than rabbits!

    No plans really. Ds's b-day is the day after New Year's so planning more for that than New Year's. He's getting a bedroom makeover and probably pizza out for dinner.

    Never been the new year's resolution type. So none of those either lol.

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    No big plans here - DD is having a friend stay the night. They plan to stay up all night. I plan to be asleep well before the new year, because I'm old and boring and a bad night of sleep takes me 3 days to recover from - ha!

    No resolutions either. I think January starts the same way for most of us - with salad and a spending freeze. But it's not because I'm super excited to become a better version of myself, it's more like a cry of uncle to all the fried food and sweets of the holidays and the fact that our property taxes and insurance are due

    My favorite (and only pair) of black boots finally died. I had them for 10 years and wore them most days during the fall and winter. I wore them until the foot bed lining was showing thru parts of the sole. They could not be resoled (had a rubber sole), even thought the leather was still good. So I invested in a pair of Frye boots, which can be resoled. I had taken the old boots to the cobbler, and he said not much can be resoled these days. I have to say all the made in China, disposable stuff makes me grumpy. It has gotten really hard to find stuff made to last anymore.

    Winter break is going well here! I've gotten a lot done around the house and still feel like I have had plentiful downtime.

    Happy New Year all!
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    RTB Im loving the break from schoolwork too! And condolences on your old boots and congrats on your Fryes. I hope you enjoy them.

    We survived xmas (chinese restaurant, no movie, but Grama was delighted with the lemon ricotta cherry kugel, said she had never heard of such a thing!), and are working through the “chrismess” part of finding places for all the things she got for the boys.

    New Years will hopefully be quiet around here. Im not much for resolutions, but I do like the new year as a time to mentally regroup and decide what I habits of self-improvement I want to work on. Last year I had decided to lose weight (yay!), and to get better at housekeeping. Mostly done on both accounts. This year (2020) I will be on to more exercise and.... better housekeeping. (Into the habits of deeper cleaning stuff now that surfaces are often under control.) And decluttering our upstairs, since the downstairs fills me with peace being uncluttered and somewhat clean. I want that in the rest of the house!
    So, self and home improvement. Homeschooling is going along well enough, I suppose. I dont feel the need to improve or change what Im doing there. Im stepping back from DS14s schooling, and keeping on doing everything with DS7.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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