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    Roll Call, 5/20
    RTB: A good chocolate chip recipe? Ive gone through a half dozen in the past week or so looking for a great one! Please share!

    Today I made some “pannelets” whose recipe I found on the great cookie recipe hunt. Yam, coconut, almonds, and I did the orange / cardamon variant. Everyones eating them like crazy! Definitely a keeper, and almost healthy. (Next time I will cut down on the added sugar, but wanted to make them per spec this time. Especially since I had no idea what they were supposed to be like.)

    I also finished a quilt I was making for DS8’s speech therapist. In March I caught a glimpse of her living room in a zoom call, and have been working on a quilt to coordinate with it since. It turned out a little more “masculine” than I was envisioning, and I hope she likes it.
    (This is my living room, not hers. Hopefully I can mail it to her next week.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    I think the quilt is beautiful!

    Such a yummy cookie, and I donít normally like cookies

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    Roll Call, 5/20
    I think the cookies were beautiful!
    DH said they came out the best of all the ones Ive made in the last month.
    I think it was the extra care and precision taken with them - the cornstarch, the chilling and balling.
    Thanks so much!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    Vicsmom, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. How are your son handling it?
    Inmom, it was really tough. He (and we) lost out on spending a lot of time with him because my parents went into lockdown and did not allow anyone inside their house. He probably had about eight months from the time that he was diagnosed. Half of that time was wasted on doctor's appointments and the other half in quarantine. My son also wasn't permitted in the hospital to say goodbye. The oncologist had hoped that my father could at least go home for a short time so that family could visit him, but he went quickly, probably about 24 hours after he had been admitted. Now my son's only chance to see his grandfather is at the funeral, and I'm hoping it won't give him nightmares. I'm not exactly sure how he's processing all this, because so much of it was just out of sight.
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    Homeschooling an only, DS10

    Trains move quickly
    To their journey's end

    Are where we begin again

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    Such a yummy cookie, and I don’t normally like cookies
    OMG, I just made this cookie recipe. It was terrific. I even substituted 1/3 of the butter with margarine (to keep total cholesterol down) and they still came out looking like the pic, and tasted great. Thanks RTB!

    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 graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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