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Mavyn wrote:I have used all my vacation for the year, and sick leave (stupid spring sinus infections kicked my behiney). So, for the remainder of the year, my only days off are holidays. Thanksgiving and the day after, and the last week of December. No complaints, that's lots of time.



That is one of the perks of working for a school district... Good holiday breaks.

Now, let's talk about the downsides.... Never mind. Not enough time.



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ThunderThighs wrote:That is one of the perks of working for a school district... Good holiday breaks.

Now, let's talk about the downsides.... Never mind. Not enough time.



I don't think I could work for a school district. Not in an IT role. I lack patience.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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dontwantaname wrote:For todays excitement, I am going to the new supermarket, that has double coupons!



lucky!

in other news, kid is still in the hospital. still no actual diagnosis, though they ruled out a few of the worst scenarios. looks like it may be a few more days while the docs run some pre-emptive antibiotics through the IV.


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Turken wrote:lucky!

in other news, kid is still in the hospital. still no actual diagnosis, though they ruled out a few of the worst scenarios. looks like it may be a few more days while the docs run some pre-emptive antibiotics through the IV.



Good so far. Keep us posted.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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Afternoon, all.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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Turken wrote:lucky!

in other news, kid is still in the hospital. still no actual diagnosis, though they ruled out a few of the worst scenarios. looks like it may be a few more days while the docs run some pre-emptive antibiotics through the IV.


I can't even imagine how frustrating this is. Thoughts and prayers are with you.



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AZGman wrote:Afternoon, all.



Yo. Hey, son coming home got me thing about Elroy. How's things with him?



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ThunderThighs wrote:Yo. Hey, son coming home got me thing about Elroy. How's things with him?

Not bad; substitute teaching most days.

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AZGman wrote:Not bad; substitute teaching most days.



He's teaching? Did you tell us that? Maybe when I was out of town.



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pooflady wrote:He's teaching? Did you tell us that? Maybe when I was out of town.



Subbing isn't quite teaching; I don't remember if If I mentioned it or not.

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Turken wrote:lucky!

in other news, kid is still in the hospital. still no actual diagnosis, though they ruled out a few of the worst scenarios. looks like it may be a few more days while the docs run some pre-emptive antibiotics through the IV.



Hope they let her come home soon.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Yo. Hey, son coming home got me thing about Elroy. How's things with him?



Translation: My son coming home got me thinking about your son.

That took a few readings.

NOTE: IT WASN'T MY POST!

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AZGman wrote:Subbing isn't quite teaching; I don't remember if If I mentioned it or not.



Art?

One of son's friends was an acting major and went back for a masters to teach. Just in time for the schools to lay off teachers.
He did it because he was getting jobs in schools and camp helping with plays and stuff.
I wonder how long before the economy turns around and the kids can get jobs.


This is like the 70's.
You pick a major and the jobs dry up before you graduate.
Except, for some reason, accounting. Hubby got a job back then. Son's friend got a job now. The engineer major too.

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dontwantaname wrote:Art?

One of son's friends was an acting major and went back for a masters to teach. Just in time for the schools to lay off teachers.
I wonder how long before the economy turns around and the kids can get jobs.



He'll sub for any class; has a lot of great feedback from the staff he's subbed for.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:He'll sub for any class; has a lot of great feedback from the staff he's subbed for.



Does he like it?
Are they laying off teachers near you?


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dontwantaname wrote:Does he like it?
Are they laying off teachers near you?



Claims to like it.


No layoffs that I'm aware of.

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It feels like it is midnight.
Gets dark too early on rainy days.

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dontwantaname wrote:It feels like it is midnight.
Gets dark too early on rainy days.



cleared out here; it's only mostly dark.

S'pose to get chilly brisk tonight.

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AZGman wrote:cleared out here; it's only mostly dark.

S'pose to get chilly brisk tonight.



Here, too. Supposed to be our coldest night so far. Going down to 21.

Husband has to grill steaks for d-i-l's birthday dinner tonight. Currently 40, feels like 32.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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pooflady wrote:Here, too. Supposed to be our coldest night so far. Going down to 21.

Husband has to grill steaks for d-i-l's birthday dinner tonight. Currently 40, feels like 32.



MMMmmm . . . what kind of steaks??

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pooflady wrote:Here, too. Supposed to be our coldest night so far. Going down to 21.

Husband has to grill steaks for d-i-l's birthday dinner tonight. Currently 40, feels like 32.



She sounds like a cougar! (currently 40, feels like 32)

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Josephus wrote:She sounds like a cougar! (currently 40, feels like 32)



Edit: ...



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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pooflady wrote:Good so far. Keep us posted.



ditto!

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AZGman wrote:MMMmmm . . . what kind of steaks??



I'm with G'man - what kind?

yumm... steak

I had oatmeal. not nearly as satisfying

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For the record I know lots of unemployed or underemployed engineers (although I've thought about studying some when/if I go back to school... was going to do that this year, but Orc got laid off and I lost the cheap credits). Not so much on accountants, but if I had to be an accountant I'd probably go postal.

Lots to do tonight....

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Any one sew enough to have a specific table for it?

My mom uses a rubbermaid craft table she picked up a few years ago, but apparently they're not made anymore. I want something sturdy, slightly higher than a desk. All the stuff I've found is either $1000+, or looks like it's on toothpicks with reviews that say things like 'great table, a little wobbly'. Being a little wobbly is pretty much my definition of a NOT great table.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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KtCallista wrote:For the record I know lots of unemployed or underemployed engineers (although I've thought about studying some when/if I go back to school... was going to do that this year, but Orc got laid off and I lost the cheap credits). Not so much on accountants, but if I had to be an accountant I'd probably go postal.

Lots to do tonight....


Well, this kid went to Columbia, so you would hope he could get a job.
But he is still living with other guys, so he could afford to stay in Manhattan.
Then again, I don't know when any 20 something could afford manhattan.

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AZGman wrote:cleared out here; it's only mostly dark.

S'pose to get chilly brisk tonight.



My ears and hands were cold when I walked Rusty after it got dark.

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kdccrosby wrote:I'm with G'man - what kind?

yumm... steak

I had oatmeal. not nearly as satisfying



I had oatmeal too...sugar free "brown sugar and maple"

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Damn new dryer beeps when it is done. But it beeps about 5 times. With a long pause between each one.
Weird.

It is quiet. Really, really quiet. Nice job on the dishes. Just takes FOREVER!

Clothes washer takes forever too.

How are these energy efficient if they run twice as long???

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Iceback wrote:I had oatmeal too...sugar free "brown sugar and maple"



So..."brown saccharine and maple"?

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Iceback wrote:I had oatmeal too...sugar free "brown sugar and maple"



Chicken cutlets.


Oatmeal for breakfast.

Sometimes cold cereal for dinner.

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Josephus wrote:So..."brown saccharine and maple"?



Who are you?



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Iceback wrote:I had oatmeal too...sugar free "brown sugar and maple"



that kind always smells like pancakes to me.

At a former job, every morning most of our group would ask "Okay, who has pancakes?". Turns out our temp was eating oatmeal, but too shy to admit it was here.

We were just glad when we figured out what it was - we all thought we were going crazy!

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dontwantaname wrote:Damn new dryer beeps when it is done. But it beeps about 5 times. With a long pause between each one.
Weird.

It is quiet. Really, really quiet. Nice job on the dishes. Just takes FOREVER!

Clothes washer takes forever too.

How are these energy efficient if they run twice as long???



You dry the dishes in the dryer?

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Josephus wrote:So..."brown saccharine and maple"?



I doubt saccharine, I think that was banned in the 80's, but artifically sweetened and flavored.
I was sceptical but it actually tastes pretty good.
I've cut all sugar from my diet the last 6 weeks.Apparently I'm diabetic.
On the upside I've lost a bunch of weight.

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Mavyn wrote:Any one sew enough to have a specific table for it?

My mom uses a rubbermaid craft table she picked up a few years ago, but apparently they're not made anymore. I want something sturdy, slightly higher than a desk. All the stuff I've found is either $1000+, or looks like it's on toothpicks with reviews that say things like 'great table, a little wobbly'. Being a little wobbly is pretty much my definition of a NOT great table.



I used a folding table and it wobbled horribly, but my friends usually use old desks. A few have small tables that had past lives in appartments and small houses. I don't know anyone that has a sewing table that started life as such, sorry.

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klozitshoper wrote:You dry the dishes in the dryer?



//chuckle//

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Iceback wrote:I doubt saccharine, I think that was banned in the 80's, but artifically sweetened and flavored.
I was sceptical but it actually tastes pretty good.
I've cut all sugar from my diet the last 6 weeks.Apparently I'm diabetic.
On the upside I've lost a bunch of weight.



Did we know this? Or did I just miss it..

Can it be controlled through diet?

Glad "we" are losing weight again at least. Need to get back on track for my part

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AZGman wrote:MMMmmm . . . what kind of steaks??



Sirloin. Doing a taste test between Kroger and Sam's. I think Sam's is going to win. Have to check again tomorrow with the leftovers.



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